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        The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar

      1954. BOUND BY PAUL BONET SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. 4to., 272 x 167 mm, bound by Paul Bonet in a full polished red and black calf binding with Hebraic-like alphabetic onlays on both covers, with matching chemise and slipcase; the original cloth binding bound-in. New York: Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon, 1954. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A superb example of twentieth-century bookbinding from the greatest French practitioner of the art. Laid in are three autograph letters from Paul Bonet to the person who commissioned the binding, and a typed letter, signed from Ben Shahn concerning the book itself. One of 50 copies containing an original signed drawing by Shahn, of a total edition of 550 copies, with the colophon also signed by Shahn. The delicate calf chemise and slipcase are in near-fine condition. A Century of Artists Books, p. 109.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Concept Design for the Lincoln Continental (?)

      1954 - Mixed media on brown composition board with gum arabic. Signed and dated "Hammond 6 - 8- 54" A beautiful concept for a large, two door luxury car The name and logo on the car are so vague that it is not clear whether this beautifully drawn concept is for the Lincoln Continental or not, but it certainly could be. A long, slightly downward sloping line runs from the headlight to the backlight, similar to the Ford Fairlane, but this a larger, more aggressive car with a long hood that comes to a point over a pointed front bumper. The roof is a small missile-like figure. The chrome back fenders and hubcaps add to the richness, as does the two-tone, cappuccino and brown coloring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern

      House of Books, New York 1954 - [32] p. Number twelve of the Crown Octavos.printed at The Peter Pauper Press. Signed 'T.S. Eliot' on the limitation page, number 298 of 300. Small, unobtrusive, embossed name of library on bottom of title page with 'reference room' stamped on verso and small date stamp on intro page. No other library markings. Ref.: Gallup A65. [E] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ReREAD Books]
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        Mes caravanes

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland, the only major papers.Pleasant specimen. Seghers Paris 1954 14,5x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Provence

      Original edition adorned with 25 illustrations in black and colors Kisling, one of 35 numbered copies on Japan super pearly draw tête.Préface André Salmon.Notre copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw , is full of his suite on Holland hors text color of his suite on Arches off-colored text, its sequel on China's in-black text, unprecedented board, a suite Holland refused on boards and a copper rayé.Les illustrations Kisling consist as follows: a folded cover painted a portrait frontispiece in color, 11 illustrations inset in color and 12 illustrations in-text in noir.Très nice copy. Aux dépens d'un amateur (Bernard Klein) s.l. (Paris) 1954 28,5x38,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'été

      First Edition, review copy service. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Blanchot, "with friendly and very faithful thought ..." Dos and slightly flat and marginally dives and passed. "Three years to a book, five lines for ridicule - and false quotes" The reception of The Stranger by Camus critics was a painful disappointment. In his refuge Panelier, Camus received the "serials" that sends Pascal Pia often disillusioned with some comments on the article as Henriot appeared in Time. "I never doubted qu'Henriot It was a con held to confirm this opinion. " Besides some glowing items Gallimard wishes to emphasize: "The criticism was absurd indeed Yet there was a good article in Arland Coemedia and another equally favorable in the NRF.." But these are articles "Home" and also not necessarily bright "And some reservations that we make with regard to this thought (...) it is important that the position of Mr. Camus is sincere ... "Camus is not fooled:" Criticism: poor free zone, excellent in Paris Finally everything rests on misunderstandings "... So when Pia sends Blanchot's article appeared in the summer of 1942 (and repeated in Misstep in 1943) adds that assessment: "I think it's far, what has been written more smart about your book. " The interest that the two writers are doing is immediate. In the month of August 1942, Camus is sending two novels and Blanchot devotes a paragraph in his diary: "Thomas discovers her death foreshadows the future (...) All lights - but light. dull bathing asphodel mortal experience. " In autumn, Blanchot devotes a lengthy discussion again Sisyphus: "... the book of Mr. Camus deserves to be appreciated a little more than a literary remarkable book." Bound by a mutual admiration, Camus and Blanchot meet regularly to the jury of the Pleiades or committees of the Ark and Gallimard they are both members. Their literary career also sometimes strangely echo like "The Plague" and "Very High", "political allegories based on the imaginary development of an epidemic in the city." Published one year of interval. In 1954, publication of the Summer, Blanchot published several analyzes of the work of Camus, sometimes severe critical reflections, but still doing a careful and thorough reading which reflects the intellectual proximity of the two men. On the death of Camus, Blanchot make him tribute (later included in "Friendship"): "Death struck Camus (...) has made us in a profound part of ourselves, already dying, we felt how happy we were to be [his] contemporary and how treacherous this happiness was at once revealed and obscured, even more, as if the power to be contemporaries of ourselves, in which time we belong with [him], suddenly found himself severely impaired. " Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Clair-obscur

      First Edition of current paper.Precious and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author to filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot "... HG Clouzot and Vera / I love you and I kiss you on the threshold of the operating theaters white / Jean magic."Insolated back slightly wrinkled, four small marginal tears on covers, rare and tiny spots on dishes. Editions du rocher Monaco 1954 14x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      First edition, one of 155 numbered copies on pure wire, pulling the lead after 45 Holland.Beautiful specimen. Gallimard Paris 1954 14,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'été

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland draw tête.Reliure in full morocco jansenist red back with 5 nerves, when in the rear, and contreplats guards lined white box, covers and spine preserved, all witnesses on golden slices lined pouch red morocco binding signed H. Duhayon.Très nice copy well established. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x18,5cm relié

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        Original Manuscript Display

      Seinfeld, n. p., n. d. - Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld [b. 1954]. American comedian, actor & writer. Often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy, Seinfeld, [1989-1998], which he co-created. One yellow lined pad page holograph manuscript [unsigned] for a terrific Seinfeld holograph script titled: "Mom And Pop Open" & " Car Name" , starting: "Car names are so stupid / No Baron has ever owned a Le Baron." Double matted with gilt filets to an overall size of: 16" 1/2 x 22" 1/2 [ 8" 1/2 x 11"] [2" 1/4 x 3"]. Neat photo print for display. A very nice presentation in excellent condition. Minor fold lines to the Ms. The rhythm of Jerry's iconic humour is self evident. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Le Ballet. Avec la collaboration de Maria Luz. (Le ballet en France du quinzieme siecle a nos jours)

      Arts du Monde Hachette, Paris 1954,. Leineneinband mit transparentem Schutzumschlag, 378 Seiten, 3 Bl., als Frontispiz eine Originallithographie von Picasso (im Stein/Druck signiert), Einbandillustration v. Henri Matisse, 415 Abbildungen (Fotografien, Illustrationen, teilweise montiert), 31,5x23 cm (=4°), Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Fehlstellen am oberen und unteren Rücken, sonst guter bis sehr guter Zustand,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Medeke]
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        ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF ROBERT E. LEE BY JAMES M. FLAGG IN HAND CARVED FRAME BY DEE FLAGG

      Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. Oil on canvas signed in lower right corner. Hand carved frame signed in right panel. In excellent condition. Frame size: 42" x 32". Painting size: 24" x 19". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Under Milk Wood

      London: Dent, 1954., 1954. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. A crisp, clean, fine copy which is slightly rubbed to the crown. A most attractive example. The Swansea bard's 'Under Milk Wood' is a sensitive, often comic, examination of life in Wales. Another great Welshman, Richard Burton, who narrated the 1963 BBC Radio production, summised; 'the entire thing is about religion, the idea of death, and sex'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Living the Good Life [Inscribed in the Year of Publication]

      Harborside: Social Science Institute. (1954). An account of the authors' homestead in Vermont, which they described as a 20-year project in self-subsistent living and subtitled this volume (in part) "How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World." The Nearings were radical pacifists who essentially "dropped out" of most aspects of contemporary American society after World War II, and set about making their Vermont farm self-sustaining. In the Vietnam War era this book became the Bible of the back-to-the-land movement, and that, in turn, led to the movement toward revitalizing small farms, the "slow food" movement, and the "locavore" phenomenon -- which are pervasive cultural influences in the U.S. and western Europe today. Inscribed by the authors in the year of publication: "To Eva & Hans & their good life in Yonkers/ Helen & Scott/ Oct 12 1954." All written in Helen's hand but for Scott's name, which Scott has written. From what we've been able to discern, Hans [Simons] was Dean of the School of Politics of the New School for Social Research. Foxing to the spine cloth; a very good copy in patterned boards, lacking the dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1954. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents a little browned couple of small, marginal stains but a very decent copy in the mildly toned dust jacket with a light vertical crease to the lower panel and some trivial rubbing at the tips. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstampped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion. Copies of the first issue in such condition as the present example are increasingly hard to find.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Orfebreria Prehispanica De Colombia 6 Volume Set

      Banco De La Republica, Bogota, Colombia 1954 - This is a very good hardcover set in cloth-covered boards, and dust jackets (except for 2 volumes), of this important 6 volume collection of pre-Hispanic Colombian gold. Text in Spanish. Folio size 12" high X 9" wide. Vol.1: Estilo Calima Text, 367 pages, + 20 tipped-in color plates and 201 black & white figures in the text (line drawings), extensive bibliography; Vol.2: Estilo Calima Laminas,19 pages + 300 black & white photogravure plates; Volume 3: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Text, 385 pages, 145 black & white illustrations in the text, bibliography; Volume 4: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Laminas, 287 black & white plates. Both plate volumes have their dust jackets, text volumes do not. Volume 5: Estilos Quimbaya y otros.Text, 355 text pages + 113 black & white drawings and photographs in the text, bibliography. Volume 6: Laminas, 298 black & white photogravure plates. Volumes 5 and 6 very good in cloth and dust jackets. These volumes were published between 1954 and 1966. A very nice complete set of this major reference on Pre-Hispanic Colombian gold work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        The Saucerian - Sept. 1954 Issue - Volume 2, No. 2 [fourth Issue overall]. UFO. From the Collection of Max Miller

      Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1954 Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1954. First Edition of the September, 1954 issue, Vol 2, No 2; the fourth issue ever published. Cover illustration by D.C. Lucchesi. From the collection of UFOlogist Max Miller. Octavo, illustrated blue and white stapled wraps, 40 pp. Moderate discoloration to the right side of front cover and top edge of rear cover, else essentially flawless. Very Good Plus. A rare early issue of Gray Barker's Saucerian publication, originally a monthly, then quarterly publication which was edited, in part written, and published by Barker. Campy, spooky and often thought provoking by a master of the subject. 40 pages of stories, reports, rumors, drawings, photos and humor. The periodical is a vintage Ufology icon. From the collection of Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International, and editor of its publication, Saucers. L103

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King)

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1954-1955. First editions, first printings. Three Volumes. A lovely fine set, bound in modern full red morocco with gilt titles and borders. Raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Internally fine, with clean, bright pages and no inscriptions or stamps. Maps present to rear of each volume. Housed in purpose-made red cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        A Book of Sketches

      (New York): Marchbanks Press for William Tenney Brewster. (1954, 1956, 1958, 1960). First. First editions. Four volumes. Folios. Embossed dark green, pale green, red, and gray cloth respectively. Boards a little rubbed, and a little scattered foxing, near fine. Volume One: A Book of Sketches (500 copies); Volume Two: Sketches from the South County of Rhode Island (250 copies); Volume Three: Sketches from the British Isles (250 copies); Volume Four: Italian and Sicilian Sketches (250 copies). An elaborate compilation of sketches by the 20th Century American impressionist, issued as a tribute by her husband. Very scarce complete in all four volumes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Timmler, Karl. - Wieck bei Greifswald.

      . Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1954. Von Karl Timmler. 48,0 x 63,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten signiert und betitelt. In den Ecken jeweils das Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. - Oberer Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954. First edition, first printing, first state. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed first state dustwrapper which has thin strips of darkening to the flap edges and minor rubbing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap). A very attractive example. Gilbert A2a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. I. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge des Palaearktischen Faunengebietes. Band IV: SUPPLEMENT: DIE SPANNER DES PALAEARKTISCHEN FAUNENGEBIETES.

      Stuttgart 1954. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 4to. pp. viii, 766; viii, with 53 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Alturas de Macchu Picchu

      Santiago de Chile: Editorial Nascimento, (1954). Definitive edition. Chambi, Martín . One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Neruda. Illustrated with photographs of Machu Picchu by Martín Chambi, some published for the first time. Original wrappers, spine lettering a bit faded, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild spotting to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel, memorably filmed by Peter Brook.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DWIGHT “DODO” ROMERO ARCHIVE OF HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS

      Unpublished. 1954 - 1967. An extensive collection of c.800 original photographs, all shot by amateur photographer Dwight Romero between 1954 and 1967, mostly black and white images and to the best of our knowledge unpublished. Various sizes but mostly 8.5 x 8.5 cms or 8.5 x 11.5 cms. The range is extraordinary, from silent film stars, 30s and 40s actors and actresses, Academy Award winners from 1927 through to 1967, musicians, sports stars, comedians, dancers, cowboys. The collection includes five different images of Marilyn Monroe, two of James Dean, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Paul Newman, Montgomery Clift, Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Grable, Barbara Stanwyck, Mary Pickford, James Cagney, Loretta Young, Gregory Peck, Ronald Reagan, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Ella Fitzgerald, Mickey Rooney, Steve McQueen, Marsha Hunt, Alan Ladd, Joe DiMaggio, Dean Martin, Rudolph Valentino and hundreds of others. A few of the photographs have later been signed by the stars they depict. An outstanding collection of photographs born of one man?'s fascination with Hollywood and the stars of the silver screen. The warmth and willingness to pose by his subjects would suggest the photographer was a well regarded regular around Hollywood?'s studio parking lots and hang-outs.

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        Arabian Nights Entertainments, The

      1954. Arthur Szyk's Scheherazade[SZYK, Arthur, illustrator]. BURTON, Sir Richard (translator).LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Containing Sixty-Five Stories Told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to Divert Shahryar the Sultan from the Execution of a Vow He Had Made to avenge the Disloyalty of his First sultaness; and Containing a Better Account of the Customs, Manners and Religion of the Eastern Nations Than is to be Met With in Any Edition Hitherto Published; Because the Text is One Which Sir Richard Burton Himself Desired to Own: the Definitive and All-inclusive Burton Translation with the Addition of the Notes Upon the text. Prepared by Those Scholars Who Had Previously Translated the Text into English from the Arabic, Notably Henry Torrens & Edward Lane & John Payne; and it is Embellished with Sixty Miniature Paintings by Arthur Szyk. Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Limited to 1500 numbered copies, this being copy no. 501. Four tall octavo volumes (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.), volumes I and II with accompanying volumes of Notes. Sixty full color plates. Uniformly bound in the publisher's full black cloth. A fine set. Housed in the two black cardboard publisher's slipcases.LEC Bibliography, No. 254

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        Sweet Thursday

      Viking Press, New York 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck on a laid in signature. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Aspect du terrain en Indochine du Nord

      Édition du Service cartographique des F.T.E.O. Avrile 1954], [Saigon - First edition, large square 4to, pp. [117]; photographic illustrations throughout; some wear, a few short splits in the wrapper extremities, else very good in original brown wrappers printed in black on the upper cover. At head of title: Forces terrestres du Nord Vietnam. 2. Bureau. Issued during the final battle for France in Vietnam at Dien Bien Phu. Cornell, Arizona, and Michigan only in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Epilepsy And The Functional Anatomy Of The Human Brain

      Little Brown & Company, 1954. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1954. Sixth Printing. 896 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gold gilt lettering to spine. Clean, bright and well bound pages. Stamp to front inside board. V light sunning to inside board edges. Slight cracked to hinge at front, board and pages remain firm. Very good condition inside. Minor rub wear to boards and edges. Corners and spine ends bumped. Small sticker to bottom of spine. May be a few pages missing from the front. Front end paper missing, and first page is the frontispiece. Library stamp to frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The story of O: with A slave's revolt; an essay on The Story of O

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1954. Paperback. 187p., text in English, colophon states "This First Edition/of The Story of O/was printed by/Imprimerie Richard,/Paris, in June 1954., original purple wraps with star design framing on front cover, black titles, wear to folds and edges with mild splitting to covers at folds, otherwise a good first edition of the unauthorized English language translation published contemporaneously with the French edition. Grier B* (T?)

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        The Bounty Hunters

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1954 - Original printed cloth, slight wear at the edges and corners very slightly bumped. Jacket is chipped at the edges with a few short tears and a bit of loss at the edges and spine ends but still bright and about very good. Slight soiling to rear panel - unclipped with the $2.00 price. "Property of U.S. Navy stamped on the front pastedown and a pocket with an unused card on the rear endpaper; no other library or other marks. Leonard's first novel and, like the few that followed, a Western. 180pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 045190. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SEARCH THE SKY

      Ballantine Books [1954], New York - Octavo, cloth. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Pohl to Forrest J. Ackerman on front free end paper: "For 4e / With gratitude for / a fine time / Frederik Pohl." A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some fading to blue ink background of spine panel. Still sharp copy of this book. (10868) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        [The Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1954?"5. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edbges stained red. With the dust jackets. A superb set in the uncommonly nice dust jackets lightly and evenly faded at the spines. A really pretty set. First editions, first impressions. The first edition was published in editions of 3,000 copies, 3,250 copies, and 7,000 copies respectively, so that there are no more than 3,000 sets in first impression throughout. The Return of the King is known in two states; the present copy is in the first state, page 49 with the signature mark "4" present and all lines of type sagging slightly in the middle. The three books together in first edition, first impression, first state are now increasingly scarce in the original printed dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Songs for Eve

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, red endpapers. With the remnants of the original glassine dust jacket. In the white slipcase. Boards lightly rubbed and partially faded. A very good copy in the glassine jacket that is split in two at the spine. First edition, first printing, limited issue unnumbered but specially bound and signed by the author on the half-title. Author's presentation copy inscribed on the title page "For Dos & Betty with love, Archie, December 1954". Dos was the writer John Dos Passos.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TRIO. Signed.

      Contact Press, Toronto 1954 - Turnbull, Gael. Webb, Phyllis. Mandel, E. W. TRIO. Signed. Toronto: Contact Press, 1954. First Edition of Canadian poets Eli Mandel, Gael Turnbull and Phyllis Webb's first book, Inscribed by Phyllis Webb on the half-title page to poet Ernie Farebrother who worked with John Sutherland at Northern Review. "To Ernie Farebrother, from Phyllis Webb, with best wishes." A near fine bright, fresh copy (showing some light use), in the publisher's gray, yellow and white wrappers, printed in black. The additional L in Eli Mandel's printed name whited out on the cover and title-page. 8vo. Unpaginated. 92 pp. $975 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Fighting Terms

      (Oxford): Fantasy Press. (1954). First. First edition, first issue. A couple of tiny spots on the front board and a little soiling, else near fine, issued without dustwrapper. Author's first substantial book. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Live and Let Die - THE CORRECT FIRST STATE DUST WRAPPER - WITH AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF SIGNED - LIVE AND LET DIE - ARTWORK BY THE DUST WRAPPER DESIGNER - KENNETH LEWIS.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1954 - HARDBACK - The book is in near fine condition. The outer black boards are unmarked. The gilt lettering to the spine is unfaded, as is the coin to the front board. The inner pages are very clean indeed, and free of foxing. The are no previous owner names or Inscriptions to the book. The book comes with an original piece of Live and Let Die artwork loosly laid in to the book by the artist Kenneth Lewis. The artwork shows the aqua marine blue designed dust wrapper, that was changed by Ian Fleming in favour of the burgandy wrapper that finally went to press.( It is rumoured that a few copies of the aqua marine dust wrapper were printed, but none have ever surfaced for sale ) The artwork has also been signed by the dust wrapper's artist.The dust wrapper is in very good or better condition. The dust wrapper is the correct first state with no Kenneth Lewis blurb to the front flap.This example features the text 'author'sskill' with the printed error within the Irish Times review. There is very light chipping to the spine tip, and a very small closed tear to the front panel. The wrapper's colours are fresh, with a little soiling to the rear panel. The book is correctly priced at 10s.6d.net to both the front and rear flap [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Collection of four (4) publications by Eugen Relgis with manuscript letters regarding translated works of Zweig (Castellio gegen Calvin) / Sammlung mit vier (4 Publikation von Eugen Relgis - mit zwei ausführlichen, handschriftlichen Briefen zu Übersetzungen die Relgis vorgenommen hat ("Castellio gegen Calvin"). Die in der Sammlung enthaltenen Bücher sind: 1. Eugen Relgis - Profetas y Poetas - Valores Permanentes y Temporarios del Judaismo. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Relgis auf dem Vorsatzblatt / 2. Eugen Relgis - Doce Capitales (Beitrag zur Übersetzung von "Castellio gegen Calvin" auf Seite 440). Mit ausführlicher, handschriftlicher Widmung von Relgis an Zohn auf dem Vorsatzblatt / 3. Eugen Relgis - Stefan Zweig, cazador de almas. Entrevista y Paseo en Salzburgo - Post Mortem sus Huellas en Montevideo - Algunas Cartas. / 4. Eugen Relgis - En un lugar de los Andes - Y Otros Poemas. Version castellana de Pablo R. Troise. Montevideo, Julio Herrera y Reissig, 1954. Mit ausführlicher Widmung von Relgis an Zohn auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Mit ausführlichem, zweiseitigem, handschriftlichem Brief von Relgis an Zohn /

      . All publications in spanish. All letters in french. From the library of Harry Zohn. Bindings slightly rubbed. Inscribed by Eugen Relgis on front free endpaper. / Aus der Bibliothek Harry Zohn. Alle Bände in spanischer Sprache. Alle Briefe auf französisch. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen, äusserlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Eugen Relgis auf dem Vorsatzblatt.. Mit dem Text: El Judaismo de Stefan Zweig (13 pages).

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        LOS D?AS ENMASCARADOS.

      Los Presentes,, M?xico City: 1954 - 97 pp. First edition; first printing; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, CARLOS FUENTES, ON THE FIRST BLANK SHEET. Wrappers pristine; internally impeccable; a very fine copy of the author's first book; only 500 copies published. See additional images provided. A collection of six short stories which include: "Chac Mool"; "En defensa de la trigolibia"; Tlactocatzine, del jard?n de flandes; "Letan?a de la orqu?dea"; "Por boca de los dioses"; and "El que invent? la p?lvora." The first story "Chac Mool" is one of Fuentes seminal works and has received much critical acclaim. A scarce title by one of Latin America's most important authors. Inscribed to the bibliographer of Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez; "To Don Kline [sic] from a friend, Carlos Fuentes, 2004." Secured in a custom made clamshell enclosure. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Don Klein]
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        Original Manuscript Display

      n. p., n. d.: Seinfeld Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld [b. 1954]. American comedian, actor & writer. Often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy, Seinfeld, [1989-1998], which he co-created. One yellow lined pad page holograph manuscript [unsigned] for a terrific Seinfeld holograph script titled: "Mom And Pop Open" & " Car Name" , starting: "Car names are so stupid / No Baron has ever owned a Le Baron...." Double matted with gilt filets to an overall size of: 16" 1/2 x 22" 1/2 [ 8" 1/2 x 11"] [2" 1/4 x 3"]. Neat photo print for display. A very nice presentation in excellent condition. Minor fold lines to the Ms. The rhythm of Jerry's iconic humour is self evident.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Staff Report No. 2 - Relations Between Foundations and Education and Between Foundations and Government (The Reece Committee)

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA 1954 - Documentation which has scarcely seen the light of day since the 1950s. This booklet, printed for the use of the committee, includes pages 468-491 and 611-620 from the printed hearings. Contains a chilling flowchart indicating the path of power down from the foundations through education, government, and subsequently down through their many subsidiary organizations. Printed in a small font so each page contains considerable text, much of it profoundly important. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. The Reece Committee and its work came to prominence decades later after Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of hidden findings of the Committee.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Staff Report No. 3 - Economics and the Public Interest (The Reece Committee)

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA, 1954, Stapled, Book Condition: Good, First Edition ThusSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Documentation which has scarcely seen the light of day since the 1950s. Printed for the use of the committee, this booklet contains pages 627-665b from the printed hearings. Includes 20 tables, 12 charts and 10 data sheets. Printed in a small font so each page contains considerable text, much of it profoundly important. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. The Reece Committee and its work came to prominence decades later after Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of hidden findings of the Committee.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New York: New Directions. (1954). First. First edition, limited issue. Tiny cracks on the paper over the rear hinge else very near fine in a moderately soiled, very good slipcase. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Basel Centralbahnplatz ( Schweiz )

      1954. First Edition. Good. Orignales Kunstwerk von Celestino Piatti dessen Vorstellung hier nicht gemacht werden muss. Das originale Kunstwerk ist signiert, datiert und hat die Abmessung von ca. 30 x 25 cm ohne Rahmen. Bitte erfragen Sie weitere Bilder.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Markus Krischer]
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