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        Talking About Fashion

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good in a just about very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, a closed tear and slight snag to the upper front jacket panel at mid, light overall soiling and some light foxing to jacket verso. This copy inscribed and signed by the designer on the front free endpaper: "To my dear Mrs. --------, whom I am always so happy to see. With my warm regards, Christian Dior." For all his reknown, popularity and stature, Dior's signature is not particularly common, which is also true of inscribed copies of this title.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Casino Royale

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1954 Very good hardcover in fair inside tape repaired dustjacket,jacket still has $2.75 price,The 1st.novel of one of the most collected writers,becomming very scarce and valuable.stated 1st.printing,we have been selling hard to find and collectable books for over 23 years,Ahearn lists this book at $2500.00 years ago.

      [Bookseller: Born Again Books]
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        CASINO ROYALE

      New York: New York: Macmillan, 1954, 1954. Dust jacket on this copy of the first American edition of the first James Bond thriller is still bright and quite pleasing. Jacket of predominantly green and red is still basically intact although with flaws and some losses. Losses do not affect any of the design elements. Most serious flaw resulted from a prior owner deciding to stabilize a couple of closed tears to the front cover of the jacket with scotch tape. The tape is only slightly yellowed and thus just a little bit visible on the white field of the playing card design. The tape blends in with the red field at top of jacket. Part of the two pieces of tape used extend onto the front inside flap where they are the most evident. Price of $2.75 on front inside flap at top, and corners of flap are clipped. Book itself is square and tight and very clean inside and out. First Printing stated on copyright page with 1954 date on title page. Small wear spot on front cloth cover and a bit of edge and corner wear but these points of wear not serious. Lettering in red on the green cloth is still bold. Only real flaw to book is a wear spot on the half title page caused by a small piece of that page having stuck to the opposite blank endpaper and now adhering on top of that blank endpaper. This causes a thinness to the paper at that spot on the half title page. Wear spot is about a half inch by half inch but the spot has not completely worn through. It does not affect any of the type on the half title page or the type on the other side of the half title. Small areas of chipping to jacket with some closed tears, but no loss to design of the jacket. Front side chip at head of spine a half inch vertical along joint, and this chip extends slightly into the top left corner of the front cover of the jacket. Similar but less of a problem on back side joint at head of spine. One closed tear at bottom of front cover of jacket was not taped, and there is a crease line extending diagonally from the top of that closed tear to middle bottom edge of the cover. A few shorter crease lines with small amount of corresponding chipping at edges of the crease lines. Spine of jacket shows a couple of crease lines with slight losses along the lines. The most serious crease line goes through the N in IAN affecting the N a bit. See photo for best indication of the condition of the jacket, which is now protected in mylar. Back of jacket now shown in photo has some smudging from the print. The jacket presents as better than just average considering the average jacket for this would probalby be quite tattered. Thus a grade of Good plus assigned to the jacket. The tape on jacket not evident at first glance. Book itself is a quite nice copy on the whole which does not really appear to have been read. If so, it was read lightly and carefully. Very scarce Bond first edition even in the first American edition, and more scarce yet in a jacket that is anywhere near presentable. The first British edition in its jacket is now basically out of reach price-wise. The first British edition came out a year earlier than this American first edition.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. Octavo, 176pp.

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy

      New York: Self-published, [1954]. Near fine in leatherette boards, with the original hand-colored lithograph mounted to the front cover (slightly soiled and with tiny losses at one edge, but far better than usual). An exceptional copy, vibrantly colored, of a book that sadly often winds up broken with the illustrations removed. One of the great typological artists' books of the 20th century, predating Ruscha's 26 Gasoline Stations, and Various Small Fires and Milk, for which "Sam" would appear a likely antecedent. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. First Edition. Octavo. Number 110 of a limited edition of 190 numbered copies, SIGNED by Andy Warhol. (According to the printer, Seymour Berlin, about 150 copies were actually printed.) One of Warhol's earliest, rarest, and most beautiful artists' books, made up of 17 hand-colored lithograph plates printed on Arches paper, with an additional hand-colored lithograph mounted to the front cover. Accompanied by a typed letter, SIGNED by Warhol on his letterhead (Andy Warhol Enterprises), sent to Kirby's department store in Salt Lake City along with two copies of the book, and inquiring how the store had learned of the book's publication, as most copies had been given away.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Quai de Bercy. 1954. Farblithographie aus: Derriere Le Miroir 66-67-68. Chagall, Paris.

      . 1954. 38,1 : 45,8 auf 38,2 : 55,3 cm.. Mourlot 93. - Gauss 93. - Cramer 24. - Verso mit Titel und Text von Lionello Venturi, dort etwas fleckig, Nadellöchlein in den Ecken.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Normance

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Pierre Duverger, seul photographe a avoir réalisé des clichés en couleurs de Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Couverture bleutée des grands papiers, dos passé comme souvent. Ex-libris encollé en pied de la page de faux-titre. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue et étui bordé de maroquin noir, ensemble établi par Goy & Vilaine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Una Sancta - Zeitschrift für ökumenische Begegnung (früher: Rundbriefe für interkonfessionelle Begegnung)., Jahrgänge 9(1954) - 63(2008).

      Meitingen, Kyrios-Verlag 1954-2008. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), die ersten Jahrgänge papierbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt kleine Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 41000 8°, sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Leinen / -Halbleinen,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        A Tree for Poverty. Somali Poetry and Prose

      The Somaliland Protectorate by Eagle Press, Nairobi/Kampala/Dar Es Salaam - 1954, 1st Edition. (Wrappers) Near fine. 146pp. Octavo. Original cream printed wrappers. Illustrated with decorations. Wrappers are complete, no nicks or tears. Textblock clean. Wrappers and a few pages have rippling from humidity. A small discoloration on the inside of back wrapper, otherwise a nice copy. This collection of Somali Poems were the first to be translated to English. Premier writer Margaret Laurence lived in Somaliland and felt these poems conveyed the sense of life of the Somali nomadic people. A very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Konvolut von 5 Briefen aus den Jahren 1949 - 1954 an Frau Thea von Mosch-Pfuel, München. Alle hs., 4 Briefe in den originalen von Benn eh. adressierten Kuverts, frankiert u. gelaufen. Unveröffentlicht.

      Berlin, 29.4.49, 2.1.53, 12.2.54, 13.4.54, 26.8.54. Zus. 10 Seiten. Beiliegend ein Zeitungsausschnitt des Gedichtes "Bar".. . Thea (Dorothee) von Mosch-Pfuel war Benns "Heimats- und Jugendbekannte", die er bei seinem Münchner Akademievortrag "Altern als Problem für Künstler" am 8.3.1954 nach vielen Jahren wiedergesehen hatte; die Einladung hiezu erfolgte in seinem Schreiben vom 12.2.54. Am 13.4.54 schrieb er ihr ".. Ich werde nie mehr auf Vorlesereisen gehen, zu anstrendend, zu resultatlos.." In seinem (letzten) Brief an sie teilt er ihr am 26.8.54 schließlich mir ".. die Bilder, die Sie mir liebenswürdigerweise im Frühjahr schickten, fand ich so katastrophal, dass ich sie mir nur einmal ansah u. dann zerriss.." Benn bezieht sich offenbar auf Photos, die Thea von Mosch während seines Münchner Vortrages aufgenommen hatte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Under The Net

      London: , Chatto & Windus,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, twin rule to turn-ins, marble endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SKETCH BOOK OF STORE FRONT IDEAS

      Kawneer, Niles, MI (also Lexington, KY, Berkeley, CA, and Toronto, Canada) 1954 - Oblong quarto with plastic spiral binding. Printed on heavier paper stock, the illustrations in black and white with the legends on blue or brown grounds or color frames. Quite scarce. Near fine in very good slipcase with minor rubbing

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        South Street

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Young. (1954). First. First edition. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, else near fine in a very good dustwrapper with short nicks to the spine ends and small pen scribble on the verso. Signed by the author on the title page. Third book by the Philadelphia-born novelist who attended Temple University, and served as a clerk-typist in occupied Berlin. Set in Philadelphia, a father is lynched leaving three sons to grow up on South Street. Scarce in this condition and signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Danses A Bali

      Paris: Robert Delpire, 1954. Book. Illus. by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Cartier-Bresson. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Minor foxing on the boards. Common occurence with this title. Else square, sharp, clean, and tight. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson..

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Conan the Barbarian

      Gnome Press, New York 1954 - First edition of this adventures of the celebrated warrior, originally published in "Weird Tales" in 1933, 1934, and 1935, octavo, 224 pages, fine in fine dust jacket, with usual age-darkening of the textblock margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New Directions, [New York] 1954 - First edition. Signature and conjugate pages plus title leaf. Title leaf, 20p. (paginated as in the book). Fine. Prints the separate story "The Kingdom of Earth," prepared for insertion into copies of *Hard Candy: A Book of Stories* in order to complete the private, limited edition of 100 copies (and a few for presentation). Stated one of 100 copies. Because of its provocative content (a tubercular dandy dies while his ex-prostitute wife and his Cherokee half-brother ignore his pleas for help and instead have passionate sex in the next room), Williams was advised to remove the story from the collection *Hard Candy*. It did appear in much later collections, and he later adapted the story into both a play of the same name, and ultimately the longer play *The Seven Descents of Myrtle* (in which the half-brother is African-American rather than Native American). Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Sleeping Prince

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Jeremy Spenser - who were in the first production of the play at the Phoenix Theatre in London in 1953 - Olivier as The Regent, Leigh as Mary and Spenser as The King. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has small loss to head of spine. Slight darkening to spine strip. Small area of fading to cloth at base of spine. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. 126 pages. The text of the play which tells what happens when His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia , invites a chorus girl to his suite in London. . Signed by the Actors. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: YesterYear Books]
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        Race Rock [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1954). His first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Inscribed by Matthiessen to his brother-in-law, Kennett Love. The book is dedicated to Deborah Love; she and Matthiessen were married from 1963 until her death in 1972. Kennett Love was a former New York Times reporter, specializing in Middle Eastern affairs. His book Suez: The Twice-Fought War is considered the standard work on the subject. This is the issue in blue cloth and black boards; the priority has not been determined. Love's ownership signature on front flyleaf (and his hunting license inserted at page 112); offsetting from laid in review on pp. 42-43; spine cloth faded. Still about near fine in a supplied, very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds and with a replaced chip at the spine base. Also laid in is a postcard from a bookstore, quoting the book to Love for $5.00, in 1967. An excellent association copy, being inscribed to the brother of the dedicatee. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Race Rock

      Harper & Brothers 1954 - INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION of Peter Matthiessen¿s ¿Race Rock.¿ Published in New York by Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition stated on copyright page. Book is inscribed by author on front-free endpaper. This is Matthiessen¿s first novel. Flap price reads $3.50. Book in near fine condition except for slight bumping and fading on spine edges, and minor bumping on board corners. DJ in very good condition with a piece missing on bottom of front cover and a tear near spine on front cover, top edges slightly chipped and top and bottom edges show sunning; covers moderately faded. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Il falso e vero verde

      Milano: Schwarz Editore, 1954. Prima ed. di 193+7+XIV es. numerati e firmati. broch, camicia, custodia (broch, cloth chemise and slip-case). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Edizione originale illustrata da Giacomo Manzù con sette litografie originali a piena pagina e sei testatine, stampata sui torchi di Piero Fornasetti su carta a mano delle Papeteries de Rives. Ogni esemplare reca le firme originali di Quasimodo e Manzù Una poesia già apparsa in "Letteratura" nel 1953, una in "La Fiera Letteraria" nel 1954 e 5 inedite. Litografie stampate da Piero Fornasetti. Matrici levigate dopo la stampa. Prima edizione di 193 + 7 + XIV f.c. es. numerati e firmati dagli Autori al colophon. Esemplare n. 72 [Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        THE CAVES OF STEEL

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1954. Octavo,. boards.. Touch of rubbing to edges of boards, a fine copy in near fine dust. jacket with touch of rubbing at edges and mild black stains to spine. ends and corners from old style asphaltic-edged jacket protector. The. jacket is bright and attractive. (#128002). First edition. Asimov's human detective and his robot partner solve a murder on a overpopulated future Earth where its human inhabitants live in underground hives, "a hectic, tenuously self-sustaining underworld machine of housing cells, factories, tunnels, and life-support mechanisms so intricate and interdependent that any impediment of its delicate rhythm would send the whole apparatus into fatal shock" (Berger, p. 31). The bureaucratized humans, afraid of the open air and too timid to go to the stars to solve their overpopulation problem, will perish, doomed by the strain on their complex life support systems. Asimov's first robot novel. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. "Asimov's tour de force ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 318-21. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Golda Meir Stresses the Need to Settle New Immigrants

      Jerusalem 1954 - Typed Letter Signed "Golda Meyerson" as Minister of Labour, to Yaakov Hazan. Jerusalem, October 23, 1954. 1 p., 6 x 8 in. In Hebrew on Ministry of Labour letterhead. Golda Meyerson (she would change her name to Meir in 1956), promotes the idea of Mapam (the Marxist United Workers' Party) joining Sharett's Mapai (Workers' Party) government. Hazan, the recipient, was one of Mapam's co-founders. Transcript"It is of highest importance that Mapam join the Government headed by [Moshe] Sharett. As I see it, the magnitude of this moment must overcome all the differences of opinion between us. It is incumbent upon Mapam to take part in and contribute to the settling of the new immigrants who have just arrived, according to the same philosophy which inspired us in Merhavia and Mishmar Ha-Emek in the 1920's, and which will motivate the cooperation between us in the 1950's. As a result, you will never be able to forgive yourselves for standing idly by in the face of the obvious challenges."

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        THE CAVES OF STEEL

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1954. Octavo,. boards.. Mild rubbing at tail of spine panel and mild bruise to lower rear. corner tip, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear. at upper spine end and front corner tips and some rubbing at lower. spine end. A very nice copy of a book difficult to locate in superior. condition. (#128348). First edition. Asimov's human detective and his robot partner solve a murder on a overpopulated future Earth where its human inhabitants live in underground hives, "a hectic, tenuously self-sustaining underworld machine of housing cells, factories, tunnels, and life-support mechanisms so intricate and interdependent that any impediment of its delicate rhythm would send the whole apparatus into fatal shock" (Berger, p. 31). The bureaucratized humans, afraid of the open air and too timid to go to the stars to solve their overpopulation problem, will perish, doomed by the strain on their complex life support systems. Asimov's first robot novel. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. "Asimov's tour de force ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 318-21. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.

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        Bericht von Jesus aus Nazareth. Tatsachen von gestern und heute.

      Berlin, Evangelische Haupt-Bibelgesellschaft, 1954.. [1. Auflage]. 8° (Rückenhöhe 21 cm). 83 Seiten. Gemusterter OPappband (angestaubt) mit Rückenbeschriftung, Deckelschild, Kopffarbschnitt. Leichte Gebrauchspurenkapitale und Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rücken am unteren Ende sauber geklebt.. *Otto Dibelius (1880-1967), deutscher evangelischer Theologe. Von 1899-1904 studierte er Theologie in Berlin, besonders bei Adolf von Harnack. Nach der Promotion zum Dr. phil. 1902 in Gießen und zum Lic. theol. in Berlin wurde er nach einem Studienaufenthalt in Schottland 1906 ordiniert und wirkte auf verschiedenen Pfarrstellen der altpreußischen Landeskirche, bis er 1925 Generalsuperintendent der Kurmark wurde. In seinem vielbeachteten Buch ""Das Jahrhundert der Kirche" (1926) verurteilte Dibelius aus einer preußisch-konservativen Grundhaltung die Revolution von 1918 politisch, da sie zum Zusammenbruch eines christlich fundierten Staatswesens geführt hatte. Auch seine sozialkritische Veröffentlichung "Frieden auf Erden" (1930), in der der Nichtpazifist sich aus christlicher Überzeugung konsequent gegen jede Verherrlichung des Krieges und für die Pflicht zu seiner Verhinderung einsetzte, entfachte eine rege öffentliche Diskussion. Unter der NS-Herrschaft wurde er nach anfänglichen nationalkonservativ eingefärbten Sympathien für den politischen Umbruch bereits im Juni 1933 durch das deutsch-christlich besetzte Kirchenregiment aller seiner Ämter enthoben. Sein Engagement galt nun angesichts der politischen und ideologischen Übergriffe durch den NS-Staat der Freiheit von Evangelium und Kirche. 1937 bewahrte ihn ein gerichtlicher Freispruch vor KZ-Haft. Im folgenden Jahr berief man Dibelius in das Leitungsgremium der Bekennenden Kirche Preußens. Nach Kriegsende wurde ihm das Bischofsamt der Evangelischen Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg übertragen, das er erst ein Jahr vor seinem Tod wieder abgab. Als Mitglied des vorläufigen Rats der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland war er im Oktober 1945 an der Formulierung des Stuttgarter Schuldbekenntnisses beteiligt. Von 1949-61 war er Ratsvorsitzender der EKD. Dibelius war einer der prägenden Gestalten der evangelischen Kirche im 20. Jahrhundert, dem weltweite Anerkennung zuteil wurde. 1958 wurde er Ehrenbürger von Berlin*

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        Bulletin de la Société Archéologique, Historique, Littéraire & Scientifique du Gers 1954 à 1994 - 41 Années complètes. (158 Numéros / Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie du Gers.

      Imprimerie Léonce Cocharaux, puis Th. Bousquet 1954 - 158 vol. in-8 carré br., Imprimerie Léonce Cocharaux, puis Th. Bousquet, Auch, 1954-1994 ( 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 ) Manque seulement le 2ème trimestre de 1961, parfaitement complet par ailleurs, en bon état. Impressionnant ensemble, rare et recherché. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        LES CAVALIERS D?OMBRE

      J Foret, Paris, 1954. Geneviève LAPORTE. LES CAVALIERS D?OMBRE. J Foret, Paris 1954, 33 X 42 cm. One of the 100 numbered copies (total edition 217 copies) on Johannot pur fil paper (n°145), signed by publisher on the justification page. With 7 drypoints by Pablo Picasso, gravées by Georges Bétemps. In original slipcase. Very good condition. Ref: Monod 6823.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. First edition, first printing. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1954. Very good- hardcover. Text block clean. Covers and binding solid, but corners and edges rubbed and gilt spine text faded. Previous owner's bookplate and signature. Garrison-Morton's Medical Bibliography 4914.2. *

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        La caccia al fagiano

      Firenze: Vallecchi, 1954. Prima edizione di 800 + 200 es. mumerati. broch, custodia (broch, slip-case). Prima edizione di 800 + 200 es. mumerati/Ottimo (Fine). 4to (cm 35x25). Una delle 200 copie con 7 acqueforti tirate a mano dai rami originali, numerate e firmate a matita (cm 12,6x23,2; 7,4x6; 9,5x7; 13x9,2; 12,4x7; 5,3x9; 11,5x9,4)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Ginza Kaiwai, Ginza Haccho [signed]

      Toho Shobo 1954 - Two volumes, the first illustrated throughout, housed in a slipcase; the second with B&W panorama folded in accordian-style; oft missing cardboard outer box with printed label. Suzuki's work predating by 10 years Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip, but presenting Ginza in a similar fashion. An exciting collection. Scarce outer box complete with some aging; paper label is in good shape, the book itself is clean, covered by parafin wrap, inscribed in Japanese and stamped by Kimura. The accordian-style book in good condition as well. Rare to find inscribed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AboveParBooks]
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        The Federal Reserve Conspiracy *SECOND PRINTING*

      Common Sense, USA 1954 - 144 pages. Documents the creation of the privately-owned U.S. Federal Reserve in 1913. Above-average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Title hand-written upon sunned spine. 2.5" x 4" Thunderbolt sticker upon title page and inside back cover. Bit of writing at top of back cover. Two of the recommended titles inside back cover are stroked out. Occasional small ink markings to contents. A sound copy of the rare second printing of this classic work. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Industrial Map of Fresno and Vicinity, Fresno County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, rev. 1960. 1954 - Blueline print, 27" x 108". Orange pencilling indicates switching zones. From Figarden, Biola Junction to station point Fowler, Walter Avenue and De Wolf Avenue. With station points Calwa, Calwa Tower, Goldleaf, Fresno Yard, Muscatel, Biola Junction, Fowler, Malaga, and Sun Maid Tower. Includes Index to Industries, approx 350 listings, indexed by number to vertices to map. Scale 1" = 1000'.

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        Rotational States of Atomic Nuclei.

      - Ejnar Munksgaards Forlag, København 1954. 8vo. 55 pages. Privately bound in half cloth with marbled side paper. * Aage Bohr's Doctoral dissertation, held June 10th 1954 at the University of Copenhagen. With an inscription on the fly leaf :"Til Far, i inderlig hengivenhed fra Aage". (To Father, in the deepest devotion from Aage"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grunewald: Mathis Neithart Genannt Gothart

      Leipzig: E.A. Seeman Verlag. (1954). Second edition. Small folio. 41pp; 38 plates. Blue cloth boards. Text in German. About fine in very good dustwrapper with a chip on the rear panel. Both the front fly and the front panel of the jacket display original drawings (probably portraits of Zulch) by noted Italian artist Pietro Lazzari, a member of the Italian Futurist Movement who eventually settled in the U.S. The drawing on the front fly is Signed, the drawing on the front panel is not. Lazzari is well represented in important museums. .

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        Temple Song

      Stuttgardt: (Frederic Prokosch). 1954. First. First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with printed gold foil label. 24mo. Faint vertical bend to the right hand extremities, else fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "2" of 10 numbered copies in paper from Hannover. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates four copies in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Under The Net.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1954 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Hypocrite sacré ou les Métamorphoses amoureuses de Jupiter.

      COULOUMA 1954 - Illustrations de Marianne CLOUZOT. Paris, Ateliers Coulouma imprimeur, 1954, in-8, broché remplié noir illustré d'une colombe grise, sous chemise demi-toilé noire et avec étui cartonné illustré, en cahiers, 48 ff. n. ch. Cet exemplaire numéroté 7 est sur vélin pur chiffon de rives et comprend une suite des 22 hors-texte gravés sur bois tirés sur japon français, une suite de 38 eaux-fortes d'essai dont 23 sur japon ancien et 15 sur japon français ainsi que deux originaux d'étude. Salissures à la couverture et à la chemise et infimes usures et déchirures à l'étui. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Transparent fibres for the transmission of optical images (1/4: pp.164-170, 12 Abb.).*

      . Optica Acta, 1-2. - Paris, Sciete de la Revue d'Optique, 1954/55, 4°, (4), 196 pp; (4), 184 pp., zahlr. Abb., Halbleinenband der Zeit.. (*) Paper presented to Florence Meeting on Problems in Contemporary Optics (10-16 September, 1954). - "The definition was good enough to read large print, but the color was green, and light loos was so great as to make long fiber bundles impractical. Nevertheless, it was flexible and did transmit an image, and that was enough to set one dreaming. -Basli Hirschowitz, recalling his first look into a bundle made by Harold Horace Hopkins (1918-1994) and Narinder Singh Kapany (1926- )." Jeff, Hecht City of light: the story of fiber optics, p.60

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Jerusalem de l'Ancien Testament. Recherches d' archeologie et d' histoire. 4 Teile in 3 Bänden [inklusive des seltenen Bildbandes] / 4 parts in three volumes. Teil 1 / part 1: Archeologie de la Ville - Teil 2 / part 2: Archeologie du Temple - Teil 3 / part 3: Evolution historique de la ville - Teil 4 / part 4 = Bildband.

      . Louis-Hugues Vincent. Avec la collaboration graphique du M.-A. Steve. Jerusalem de l'Ancien Testament. Recherches d' archeologie et d' histoire. 4 Teile in 3 Bänden [inklusive des seltenen Bildbandes] / 4 parts in three volumes. Teil 1 / part 1: Archeologie de la Ville - Teil 2 / part 2: Archeologie du Temple - Teil 3 / part 3: Evolution historique de la ville - Teil 4 / part 4 = Bildband. Verlag J. Gabalda. Paris 1954-1956. XI,1-371 S.; XVII S., S. 372-809 mit insgesamt 214 Figuren [im Text]; 149 (teilweise mehrfach ausfaltbare) Blätter/Tafeln überwiegend mit Illustrationen, Karten und graphischen Darstellungen [= plate numbers I-CXLIX]. Bibliothekseinbände in Halbleinen mit verstärkten Leinen-Ecken. Zustand: Ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare (Titelblätter gestempelt). Von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. Le pere Louis-Hugues Vincent (ne le 31 aout 1872 - mort le 30 decembre 1960 a Jerusalem) est un archeologue francais, moine dominicain etabli a Jerusalem, ou il enseigna a l'Ecole biblique et archeologique francaise de Jerusalem. Il a entrepris d'importantes recherches archeologiques en Terre sainte..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        Middle English Dictionary 94 Parts.

      Univ. of Michigan Pr. 1954 - The set comprising: from Plan & Bibliography / Supplement, A to L.4 ( L.5 and L6 lacking), M.1-T.3, 94 parts. Lacking parts are L.5 , L6, and T.4 onward. Heavy set, shipping extra. Payment; ABE or Paypal on request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Entaku Bookshop]
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        The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and his Brothers.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1954.. 8vo. XVI, 730, (2) pp. With a frontispiece and 44 plate illustrations. Publisher's original blue cloth with giltstamped spine; dust jacket slightly chipped.. First edition. - The letters of T. E. Lawrence, along with those of his brothers Will (William George) and Frank (Helier), both of whom fell in 1915 on the western front, writtten home to their family and here edited by the eldest brother, the physician Montagu Robert Lawrence (1885-1971). Thomas Edward's letters contain extensive accounts of his wartime operations in the Middle East. - A few pencil marginalia, otherwise a good copy. From the collection of Richard Border, Pulborough, with his autogr. ownership (dated 8 July 1954) on flyleaf. - OCLC 3690672.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Photo with U.S. Soldiers in Korea during her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio

      [Korea] Original probably unpublished photograph, black & white, 10? x 8?. Top blank margin unevenly cut. Minor defects in blank margins and on surface, creases. Very good condition. In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds on a trip to Japan, when the bride took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. She performed ten shows in four days, February 16-19, 1954, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers. Later Monroe recalled that the trip ?was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me.?This photograph depicts Marilyn Monroe, someone seemingly adjusting something on her left shoulder, and Corporal Joseph Fishman, with camera in hand, which Fishman identified on verso as ?that?s me working! Korea Feb 1954?.Included is a photocopy of a 10? x 8? signed photograph (?Love and Kisses / Marilyn Monroe?). Photocopy of verso is also

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Simple Takes A Wife

      Victor Gollancz LTD, London 1954 - Soft Cover. Lean to spine. Covers soiled. Bookplate tipped in. Endpapers soiled. Uncorrected.

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        The Lord Of the Rings: 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 of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with the terminal fold-out maps tipped in to each volume. The Return of the King with "4" and "sagging" type to page 49, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond and noted as a third variant [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11]. Publisher's red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, red topstains; in the original pictorial dust jackets (Fellowship and Two Towers without blurbs to the rear flap, Return with Observer and Guardian review notices to the rear flap), with illustrations of the Eye of Sauron, the One Ring and its Elvish inscription to the front panels. About near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, a hint of dimming to the spine gilt on Two Towers, minor offsetting to the free endpapers of Fellowship and Two Towers, otherwise bright and fresh pages; unclipped dust jackets, with some light wear and a few nicks to the extremities, a few faint spots to the otherwise bright panels, light rubbing to the hinges, Fellowship with some discreet internal archival repairs to the spine ends and the heads of the flap folds and some rubbing to spine, Two Towers with a short chip to the spine tail and a hint of toning, Return with some rubbing to the spine. Overall, a tight and pleasing set of the epic trilogy. Housed in a custom clamshell box by The Heritage Bindery, with black morocco spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering over marbled boards. The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy trilogy, written as the sequel to Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit. It tells the story of the second attempt of the men, elves, and dwarves of Middle Earth to destroy the Dark Lord Sauron, the "Lord of the Rings." In The Hobbit, set almost 2,000 years after Sauron was initially vanquished, Hobbit Bilbo Baggins discovers Sauron's lost ring, which he used to control the inhabitants of Middle Earth vis-à-vis corrupt leaders whom he gave lesser rings to in order to gain power over them. In The Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo leaves the ring to his nephew Frodo, who joins with a group of men, hobbits, dwarves, and elves on a quest to destroy it. In The Two Towers, Frodo and Sam continue alone on their increasingly perilous journey to destroy the ring while the remaining members of the Fellowship try to protect the realms of Middle Earth from the troops of Sauron, who continues to gain strength as Frodo brings the Ring closer. The Return of the King concludes the trilogy with the final destruction of Sauron and the reestablishment of proper order in the worlds of men and hobbits. Each volume is divided into two books and contains chapters narrated by different characters.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Verve Vol. VIII, No. 29 et 30. Picasso: Suite de 180 dessins.

      Paris, 1954.. 36,5x27 cm. Mit Frontispiz, farbig lithographiertem Titel und 12 farbigen Lithographien nach Picasso und vielen s/w. Reproduktionen. Illustrierter Originalpappband nach einem Entwurf von Picasso.. Originalausgabe. - Mit einer Einführung von Terade, einem Text von Michel Leiris und Rebecca West. - Kanten berieben. Rücken fleckig und Papierbezug mit ileinen Einrissen. Vorsätze gebräunt und leicht fleckig. Kopfschnitt etwas stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Ãslenzkar Þjóðsögur og Ævintýri

      Reykjavík: Bókaútgafán Þjóðsaga Prentsmiðjan Hólar HF 1954-1961. 6 volumes, complete. Octavo. Half brown calf with marbled paper covered boards.. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, Inc.]
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