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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.

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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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.

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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.

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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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      Harcourt Brace & Co., NY 1954 - First US edition, first prnt. Signed by Eliot on the title page. Slight shelfwear and previous ower's plate affixed to the front pastedown; dustjacket with a toned spine (with all printed lettering bright and present), minor rubbing, mostly on the front panel, and a price-clip. Near Fine condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Woman Who Was No More

      New York: Rinehart and Company. (1954). First. First American edition. Page edges very slightly browned, still fine in fine dustwrapper. An exceptionally uncommon title, the first book by this French team to be published in the U.S. Basis for the classic Henri-Georges Clouzot film Les Diaboliques, with Simone Signoret and the director's wife Vera Clouzot, in which the two women conspire to murder their sadistic husband/lover. The film is arguably the best psychological thriller of all time, and one from which many of the conventions of the genre stem. Alfred Hitchcock, already well-established as the "Master of Suspense," was upset at having missed the film rights to this book and took special care to acquire the rights to Boileau and Narcejac's follow-up, which became Vertigo. Later remade several times, including a 1994 version with Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani. Translated from the French and published before the film was released, this had a very small print run, perhaps as few as a thousand copies. Considering the cheap leftover wartime materials employed, it is unlikely to have survived in any numbers. This is the nicest copy we've seen. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Woman Who Was No More / by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac ; Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. [Celle Qui N'Etait Plus. English]

      New York : Rinehart 1954 - Physical desc. : 202 p. ; 21 cm. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. NOT price-clipped. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 202 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Woman Who Was No More

      Rinehart & Company Inc, New York 1954 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Fine copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, page edges as always using this paper gently toned otherwise internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Near Fine, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, retains its original publishers price.One of the best copies I have ever seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain [and] Giovanni's Room

      London [and] New York: Michael Joseph [and] The Dial Press. (1954) [and] (1956). First. First English edition of Go Tell It on the Mountain and first edition of Giovanni's Room. Each book is fine in fine dustwrapper. Housed together in a custom cloth clamshell case with morocco spine label gilt. Each book is very warmly Inscribed to Beauford Delaney, the celebrated African-American artist who Baldwin often referred to as his "spiritual mentor." Both Delaney and Baldwin were the sons of preachers and struggled with coming to terms with their homosexuality. The 40-year-old Delaney painted the 16-year-old Baldwin in the nude, and though there is no evidence they were lovers, they remained devoted to each other, first when they both moved to Paris in the 1950s, until Delany's death in a mental institution in 1977. The Inscription in Go Tell It on the Mountain (which also has a publisher's presentation slip laid in) reads: "For Beauford - With all my love, and with my gratitude - Jimmy '54, Paris." The Inscription in Giovanni's Room reads: ""For Beauford - With my love, Jimmy. Nov. '56, Corsica. Praise God for trials past." A spectacular and meaningful association, Baldwin's first book, a coming-of-age novel, and his second book, one of the most important, and perhaps the most influential gay novel, about an American man living in Paris and his relationships with the men he meets in a Paris gay bar. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Simone hors du chemin de la raison - Tapuscrit corrigé et signé

      1954 - Livre épuisé 15 feuilles de 21 x 27 cm, imprimées au recto. En 1954, le magazine Elle commande à Henri Calet une série d’enquêtes journalistiques sur la jeunesse des années 50. Calet chez ces jeunes (en crise, dit-on), ceux du Paris de la guerre froide, c’est un peu Maigret au square. Ces jeunes, Calet va les chiner dans tous les milieux, les convoque dans des lieux divers, les questionne sur tout, leurs goûts et leurs amours, leurs projets et leurs familles. De tout cela, de ces vies en boutons, Calet retirera un sentiment de frais bonheur, l’impression d’avoir remonté le temps. Une occasion de s’extraire de sa peau épaisse. En 2003, les éditions du Dilettante réunissent ces textes dans un recueil titré "Jeunesses". Pour en revenir à Simone, Henri Calet la rencontre au Flore. Elle est secrétaire dans un cabinet d'architecte . Réf. bibliographiques : Henri Calet - Jeunesses. Editions du Dilettante, mai 2003. Condition : Tapuscrit signé et complet de ce long texte paru dans le magazine féminin "Elle" en 1954. Le tapuscrit comporte des ratures, ajouts et corrections manuscrites de l'auteur. Rare document. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        CUT ME IN

      Abelard - Schuman, [1954]., 1954. First edition of this scarce title by Evan Hunter under this pseudonym, less well-known than his Ed McBain nom de plume. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, with small crease and closed tear to top edge of front cover. Josh Blake is a literary agent who, on arriving at his office one Monday morning, finds his partner dead in front of the unlocked safe. Was his partner murdered because of the movie agreement the agency had with the best-selling author of Westerns? Or was it his beautiful wife who grew tired of his philandering? Or could it have been his jealous mistress? The lucrative agreement is missing and the agency can't survive without it, so Josh Blake sets out to find it.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Chen Meng of calligraphy Cong posts (Set up or down)(TitleLanguage) CHEN MENG ZHI SHU FA CONG TIE TAO ZHUANG SHANG XIA JUAN

      Xilingyinshe Press, 2013-10-01. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pub Date: 2013-10-01 Pages: 457 Language: Chinese Publisher: Chen Meng of Xiling Publishing. Mr. Born in 1954. Wenzhou City. Zhejiang Province. Formerly known as Meng. Chen Meng. the word sophisticated. number Cheng Weng. ranking the name of John Lan Tang. much smoke. fasting. ink marrow Court. Six years old learn calligraphy. ink-year-old moved to Wang Youjun pool sites. 18 years old from Mr. Yap high Tianshou calligraphy. before temporary Zheng Wengong monument. followed by Li Beihai. Chu. ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Born of Man and Woman ---a Signed Copy (includes: The Art of Richard Matheson By Robert Bloch, Signed )( Third from the Sun; Dress of White Silk; Witch War; Through Channels; Lover When You're Near Me; etc)

      Philadelphia: Chamberlain Press, 1954, 1st Edition, 1st Printing - ------------hardcover, a a Very Good+ copy, a nice copy but there is some age toning to the endpapers, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some dampstain and loss along upper edge of rear panel, small bits of paper along upper edge of front panel of jacket, the book overall is very nice, signed by Matheson without inscription, as well this has been signed by Robert Bloch at the end of his introductory essay ( Mr Bloch jokingly balked at signing "Dick's" book but of course he was much too nice a man to truly refuse), this contains: Born of Man and Woman; Third from the Sun; Through Channels; Lover When You're near Me; SRL AD; Mad House; F__; Dear Diary; To Fit the Crime; Witch War; Return; Dress of White Silk; Full Circle; Disappearing Act; The Wedding; Shipshape Home; The Traveller, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber. (1954). First. First edition. A trifle sunned at the crown, near fine in very good or better dustwrapper with a modest chip at the crown affecting the tops of the letters "or" in "Lord." The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Undici litografie del pittore Italo Valenti. Con un testo di Guido Ballo.

      Arti Grafiche Salvioni,, Bellinzona, 1954 - Cm. 54, pp. (4) + 11 tavole fuori testo. Bross. orig. Tracce d'uso alla cop. ed un piccolo alone marginale limitato al frontespizio. le 11 tavole sono in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara pubblicazione edita in soli 72 esemplari numerati, il presente porta il numero 21, ripetuto su tutte le tavole che sono anche firmate dall'artista. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Fishless Days. By Sparse Grey Hackle

      New York: Privately Printed and Published by The Anglers' Club of New York, 1954 - "A collection of the small lures", notes the author on the title page, "on which I have taken many a full basket of friends and good companions from that best of pools, the Long Table of The Angler's Club" With a splendid inscription on the front flyleaf to John McDonald, editor of The Complete Fly Fisherman. The Notes and Letters of Theodore Gordon (1947): "To John McDonald, who deserves the gratitude of all anglers for his re- discovery of Theodore Gordon, with the admiration and thanks of Sparse Grey Hackle Dec. 5, 1954" McDonald has signed his name in full beneath First edition, one of 591 copies. 8vo. Illustrated by Charles De Feo. Original brown cloth, printed label on upper cover and spine. Fine in original slipcase (some splitting along spine of slipcase, no loss). Designated "Author's Copy" in the author's hand and inscribed by him on the front flyleaf. Bruns M-183 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to Composer Daniel Jones about Erich Fried translating Dylan Thomas.

      Edith Sitwell, London 1954 - Sitwell, Edith [Dylan Thomas], [Daniel Jones]. Autograph Letter Signed to Composer Daniel Jones about Erich Fried translating Dylan Thomas. London: 22 March 1954. 8vo., 4pp. A very chatty letter. "I have of course been meaning to write to you to tell you how much I liked your songs.I believe that Erich Fried a friend of mine, has written to you about his translation of Under Milk Wood. Dearest Dan, do please see that Erich gets the rights as it is really a service to Dylan too. I spoke to Dylan about his translations of his poems which were quite uncannily good. In fact the only ones that were. He has a really great gift and above all an unusual talent for words, in fact he is the only person writing in German who comes near to Dylan's way of using words. Please ring when you are in town. You can always stay with us you know. / All my best love to you & / Irene. / Yours Edith". An excellent letter in fine condition. Thomas' closest & oldest friend was Dr. Daniel Jones. Dan Jones edited Dylan Thomas's POEMS in addition to writing the preface & all of the original music for 'Under Milk Wood' & publishing: "My Friend Dylan Thomas". $1775 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        [Typescript]: Lord Byron's Love Letter Opera: In One Act

      [1954]. Mimeographed sheets, printed both sides. 13pp. Sheets stapled at one corner. Fine. A couple minor corrections, possibly by Williams. The typescript for the 1955 publication of the opera by G. Ricodi and Co., which coincided with its first performance at Tulane University in New Orleans on January 17, 1955. The original one-act play was written before 1946, but never performed as a play (only an opera) during Williams's lifetime. It was not published until it appeared in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays in 1966. OCLC locates no copies of this typescript and it is not found in the Harry Ransom or Fred W. Todd collections. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Longes Mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech

      (Dublin): Dolmen Press. (1954). First. First edition. Quarter vellum and decorated papercovered boards. A little soiling to the spine, else near fine. One of 200 numbered copies (of a total edition of 225). Although not called for, this copy is Signed. A rare title of this tale translated from the Gaelic. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Napoli. Visioni D'Arte e di Vita nei Disegni di Marcello Canino

      Industria Libraria Tipografica Editrice, Turin 1954 - 156pp. VG - in Very Good condition without dust jacket Green/gilt tooled quarter leather with pale green boards and clear overlay [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Birds of Arabia

      Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd,, 1954. Quarto, pp. xiii + [i] + 624. Original sand buckram. 19 colour illustrations, 9 photographic plates at the front of the book, 53 text figures, 35 text maps, large fold out map of Arabia mounted in a pocket at the back. Spine slightly sunned, a little rubbed, but overall very good. First Edition. This copy warmly inscribed by the author - "In gratitude for a quarter of a century's valued friendship" - to Constantine "Con" Benson, the eminent ornithologist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MISSION OF GRAVITY. Runner up for 1955 International Fantasy Award

      Garden City:: Doubleday,, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AS BOTH THE PSEUDONYM "HAL CLEMENT" AND HIS REAL NAME "HARRY L. STUBBS" ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing with minimal soil edges in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with minimal edge wear and soil. The True First Edition with Dust Jacket flap price of $2.95. Not a Book Club Edition. 8vo. 224 pp.

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        [Unpublished Erotic Manuscript Diaries and Photo Album]: "The Many Turns of Norman's Screws" [and] "There Will Always Be a Norman as It's a Wise Father That Knows Its Own Child"

      Two volumes of text (octavos) and one album of photographs (quarto). Text volumes are stitched unprinted plain paper wrappers. [40]; [40]pp. Text volumes written oblong on rectos only, the versos occasionally used for photographs, erotic drawings, or postcards. Well-thumbed, corners creased, small nicks and tears, occasional light rings from wine glasses, but sound and easily readable about very good volumes. The diaries chronicle the sybaritic activities of a well-to-do and quite likely aristocratic young Englishman for the first half of the year 1954. .

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      n.p. n.d., [1954]., [London] - [Jones, Daniel Jenkyn, OBE]. Dylan Thomas. [Under Milk Wood] / JOHNNIE CRACK AND FLOSSIE SNAIL. [Words by Dylan Thomas, Music by Daniel Jones]. Quarto, [4to.], n.p. n.d., [1954] 4 pages. On standard music paper. The original hand-written, working music manuscript from Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood', A Play for Voices. Preface and musical settings by Daniel Jones [1912-1993], the most celebrated Welsh composer. [published by Dent, 1954 in book form]. Daniel Jones, Dylan's oldest friend, wrote the preface and all of the original music for 'Under Milk Wood'. The piece [No 6] is in excellent near fine condition, and is written entirely in Daniel Jones' hand. Originally a radio play, later a stage play, Under Milk Wood was adapted into film with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Dan Jones edited Dylan Thomas's POEMS and published: " My Friend Dylan Thomas". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Black Mountain Review 2

      Black Mountain, North Carolina: Black Mountain College. 1954. First. First edition. Octavo. Perfectbound decorated wrappers. Corners bumped and a little worn, a small stain on the front wrap and first couple of leaves, very good. The second issue of this important progressive literary and art journal with contributions by Charles Olson, Irving Layton, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Creeley, Paul Blackburn, Toda Tomoya, Irving Layton, Douglas Woolf, Kizu Toyotaro, Lucy Lapp, and Ronald Mason. Scarce. .

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      Losada, Bs. As. 1954. Tirada de 195 ejemplares. Esta corresponde a los 150, sobre papel corriente, de los cuales sólo se pusieron en venta 50 ejemplares. - 1a Edición////Carátula del autor./Dedicatoria autógrafa al crítico Bernardo Canal Feijóo ("A Bernardo Canal Feijóo - este libro semi privado, donde he pretendido resumir mi experiencia poética - con la estimación y la amistad de Oliverio Girondo. 29-II-1954").///27,5x20,5. 45 págs.//Poesía, Libros Firmados, Vanguardias

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        Parallèlement. Lithographies originales de Vertès.

      Vialetay, Paris 1954 - Paris, Vialetay, 1954. 38 x 28 cm, très grand in-4, 154 (8) pp., 1 lithographie à mi-page et 30 lithographies à pleine page dont la couverture et le frontispice, en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée et illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 119 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 62 sur Rives, signé par Vertès et l'éditeur à la justification (n° 99). Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 11120) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A FABLE.

      [New York]: Random House, [1954]. - Decorated cloth. Fine in glassine wrapper and very faintly smudged slipcase. First edition, limited issue. One of one thousand numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. MASSEY 37. PETERSEN A31b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers,. [1954]. Octavo,. boards.. Boards rubbed along lower edge, lower corner bumped, a very good to. near fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild shelf wear and. rubbing, and touch of fading to spine panel. A nice association copy.. (#111936). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Moore on front free endpaper: "For Jean & Julie Schwartz / with the best wishes of / C. L. Moore". A significant inscription from a fine writer to an important editor, agent and fan in the science fiction field. Julie Schwartz, a fanzine publisher (along with close friend Mort Weisinger), opened the first literary agency to specialize in SF authors (with Weisinger) and later became an editor at DC comics where he played a major role in the revival of their super-hero line in the late 1950s. Collects seven stories featuring Northwest Smith or Jirel of Joiry. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1192. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 793.

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        Private Heiratsanzeige, 1954].

      - 8°, 1 Doppelblatt m. mont. Abb. (nach einer Photographie), Min. knitterspurig, kleiner Fleck am Rande. Rot auf beigem Papier: «Wir heiraten im Januar 1954 in Paris. Ursula Kübler, Zürich, Apfelbaumstrasse 46, Boris Vian, Paris 18e, 6 bis Cité Veron». Die Photographie zeigt das Paar in einem Cabriolet. 1100 gr.

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        Short Stories.

      Pawlet: The Banyan Press, 1954. - 8vo, original marbled wrappers and printed paper label on the upper wrappers, stitched as issued, untrimmed. Hagstrom & Bixby A5. Wrappers a little worn at the edges; very good copy. First edition, one of 210 numbered copies, this being number 192. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        The Love Eaters

      London: Heinemann. (1954). The true first edition of her first novel. Settle is the author of the highly-acclaimed Beulah quintet, which is considered one of the finest sets of American historical novels ever written, and she also won the National Book Award for her novel Blood Ties. After winning the award, she founded the PEN/Faulkner Award, which is judged by other writers rather than publishing insiders. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Bob's book on April 10 1965 instead of 1955 but never mind - Here we are - Love from Mary Lee." A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear. An extremely scarce first novel by an important Southern author; we have only seen this edition a handful of times, and never with an inscription from the author. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Perla: Lingerie and Desire(TitleLanguage) La Perla: Lingerie and Desire

      Rizzoli International Publications, 2012-10-23. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover. Pub Date :2012-10-23 Pages: 300 Language: English Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications A gorgeously illustrated book showcasing the exquisite high-end lingerie from the world-renowned Italian brand La Perla La Perla is celebrated for its sophisticated.. sexy. and beautifully designed and crafted lingerie. The company was founded by Ada Masotti. an artisan skilled in the tradition of handcrafted Italian corsetry. in 1954 when she opened a small lingerie boutique in Bologna.... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The Story of O, with an Essay by Jean Paulhan

      Paris: Olympia Press 1954. 187 pp. The scarce fiirst edition in purple wraps of the unauthorised first English translation, rushed to appear the same time as the first French edition. The following is a translation of the text which appeared in a recent Christie's sale for one of the few copies of this book that has recently appeared on the market - in Gerard Nordmann's collection of erotica. 'The publishing house Olympia Press was founded in 1953 by Maurice Girodias, the son of Jack Kahane, editor of the novels of Henry Miller and Georges Pelorson-Belmont. Girodias followed in his father's footsteps by publishing erotic texts, but also published Beckett, Miller, Durrell, Burroughs and Nabokov, as well as English translations of works by Jean Genet. But the publication of 'The Story of O', which he had translated into English, wasn't exactly a success, and became a bone of contention (or 'une pomme de discorde') between Girodias and his friend Jean-Jacques Pauvert, both as broke as each other at the time and sharing a flat on the rue Nesle. "I had sent him my manuscript before bringing out my edition', wrote Pauvert. 'However, I discovered that he had rushed out a translation in two months and that he was releasing this at the same time as me.' In fact, the translation by Baird Bryant (whose name doesn't appear) was pretty faulty. The title of the preface by Jean Paulhan, 'Le Bonheur dans l'Esclavage' [happiness in bondage/slavery] was translated as 'A Slaves' Revolt'. Dominique Aury, a translator herself, was, according to Pauvert, devastated. "This translation horrified me. It is particularly vulgar and totally cheapens the character of the book. It is out of the question that it be released.' But the anonymous author didn't have the means to oppose Girodias, nevertheless, he did have the book re-translated two years later by Austryn Wainhouse, but under a new title, 'The wisdom of the lash'. An 'official' American edition was finally published by Barney Rossett (Grove Press) in 1966, with a third translation, by Sabine d'Estree (another pseudonym, this time of Richard Seaver). The present translation, faulty though it is, is the one that first got the book known among the anglophones of Paris, then more widely, among American intellectuals. The indecent haste of Girodias to have this book published, at the very least attests that he had appreciated the importance of this book and wasn't to be stopped from publishing it - if possible before anyone else. The wraps are in good condition, though there are some faded strips on the rear panel, where the sun has hit the patches exposed beyond the smaller book that obviously lived next to it, as well as fading to the spine. The cover is rubbed along the extremities and a little chipped at the head and tail of the spine, but still an attractive copy of this very scarce book in its purple wraps. 211c . Very Good. Wraps. First Edition. 1954. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        National Geographic Magazine July 1954 ***Signed***

      National Geographic Society 1954 - Inscribed "Ed Hillary / 28-6-95" on cover in blue ink. This signature was obtained in person at a lecture on June 28, 1995 in Glendale, California USA. Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay were the first humans to reach Earth's highest point: the summit of Mount Everest in the Himalayas. They reached the top at 11:30 am on 29 May 1953. Hillary was promptly knighted for his feat and in later years led expeditions to the South Pole and to the source of the Yangtze River. He also committed himself to humanitarian work among the Sherpas through his charity, the Himalayan Trust. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        The Long Goodbye - LEATHER BOUND

      Houghton Mifflin Boston 1954 - A one off specially bound copy of the first printing. The binding has brilliantly retained the untrimmed foredge of the first impression, and the top text block green staining. I think these details are a vital consideration, and it shows great sensitivity. Arguably Chandler's masterpiece, this truly exceptional specially bound copy is in a superb enduring green half leather and a darker green cloth, with a gilt titling decorated hubbed spine. A very great American book preserved for future generations. It is a pleasure to have such a gorgeous book on my shelf. And it could be on yours. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOKSNIFFER]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Houghton Mifflin - First edition, 1954. Flap price $3.00. Book very good, with slight wear at spine ends and bottom corner of front cover, very slightly shelf-cocked, four small stain marks near bottom of front, small stain mark across bottom of back cover, slight discoloration on front free end-paper, traces of erased pencil marks and traces of glue and paper from removed bookplate on rear free end-paper. DJ very good, with some wear and rubbing on spine and front, two small holes near middle vertical edge of front, two marks from removed tape on both flaps, small tear near top of back flap (1/2"). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      1954-1957. All items addressed to his friend Margaret Lial. The first typed letter signed is dated June 7, 1954, and it finds Watts preparing to visit Lial in Big Sur. Among other things he inquires as to whether she has a tent but lists items he will be bringing, down to the "liberal supply of charcoal." He thanks her for being willing to harbor "a bunch of gypsies" and says "I have had too much work to do and am good and ready to loaf." Approximately 250 words, with envelope. The second typed letter signed, post-visit, is dated July 23, 1954 and begins: "Coming back to work from Big Sur was like walking into a herd of elephants doing the rumba." He informs Lial of his next venture in her direction, for a lecture-series on the subject "The Psychology of Awakening," and he inquires whether this would also be a good time for a "select" session on the subject of the Tantra. Watts further inquires about a piece of land he had found "delectable" and invites Lial ("and Janet") up to see "marvelous Kathakali dancers." Again, approximately 250 words, with envelope. On July 28, Watts sends Lial an autograph note signed acknowledging that he will be expecting her and Janet for the Hindu dancers and will give her details. Also included here is a hand-drawn map to an address on "Birch" in this lot, but it is unknown if it corresponds to this occasion. In February 1957, Watts sends Lial a typed letter signed wondering about the possibility of another lecture in Carmel, having just returned from talking in LA and San Diego and expecting to do the same in New York when his new book [The Way of Zen] comes out. Approximately 100 words, with envelope. Together with (in addition to the above-mentioned map) a printed invitation to a New Year's Day housewarming party (no year given); a printed bookmark-sized greeting of indeterminate nature ("From Alan Dorothy Joan Ann Tia & Mark Watts / At midnight the sun brightly shines"); and, lastly, a printed card announcing Watts's 1974 memorial service and interment of ashes, signed by John Watts; with envelope addressed to Lial. All items are near fine or better. Watts was for three decades the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism and other eastern religions to Western audiences, including the readers of his books and, apparently, the attendees of his many talks and lectures. His letters are written on the letterhead of The American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco, where he taught for six years in the 1950s, sometimes as much as fourteen hours a day. Watts called the Academy "one of the principal roots of what later came to be known, in the early sixties, as the San Francisco Renaissance."

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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