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        Lord of the Flies

      Faber 1954 - First Edition, First printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has NO chips or tears and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy with light restoration of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Golding First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Live and Let Die

      Jonathan Cape 1954 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printed 1954" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the First Printing point without the Lewis blurb printed on the front flap of the dustjacket. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Fleming First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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 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 to both the front and rear flaps. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      JONATHAN CAPE 1954 - This listing is for the First Edition, First Impression of LIVE AND LET DIE by Ian Fleming. Published by Jonathan Cape of London, 1954. Beautiful clean book with a scarce NEAR FINE dust jacket IN THE SECOND OF THE THREE STATES WITH THE KENNETH LEWIS PRINTED BLURB FLOATING IN THE LOWER AREA OF THE FRONT FLAP. Original crisp black covered boards in beautiful condition with sharp corners and no edgewear. The gilt medallion and titles have are slightly oxidized/faded as it typical for this title. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and bright with no owner names, no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no bookplates, with one very tiny nick to edge. The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright with no stains, no writing, no bent pages, no torn pages, no foxing and no age toning. An unusually clean, crisp, tidy example of this elusive first edition, first impression Fleming book with no issues. Please see images for details. The book comes with a stunning, vibrant, near fine, original first edition dust jacket in the second state. Images in the listing were taken both with and without a dust jacket protector for better viewing. Three states of the true first edition dust jacket were printed for LIVE AND LET DIE, all 3 states of the first edition jacket look identical with the exception of the one sentence credit statement to the dust jacket designer located on the inside front flap.This dust jacket is the first edition, second state dust jacket and has benefited from very slight restoration to the tip of the spine by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The dust jacket is in stunning, vibrant condition with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no stains, no rubbing, and no foxing. The rear panel is usually bright for this title with only a slight touch of toning. The dust jacket is neatly priced clipped to the front, and NOT price clipped to the rear flap which has the stated price of 10s. 6d. net. Please see the many detailed images. A very handsome, clean example of this scarce title and perfect for the Fleming collector who is looking for a beautiful first edition, first impression of Live And Let Die with an original striking first edition, second state dust jacket! Presents beautifully on the shelf, in addition to making a wonderful investment. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Fleming titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris Grasset 1954 - . Edition originale. Un des 1400 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana, enrichi sur la page de faux-titre des SIGNATURES autographes des quatre auteurs en encres de couleurs différentes, et de la notation manuscrite de Lise Deharme : "EXEMPLAIRE DE JACQUES CHARDONNE". In-8 broché de 140 pp., couverture rose rempliée. Bon exemplaire malgré quelques défauts d'usage, une petite tache claire en coiffe inférieure, rabats restaurés, intérieur frais sauf deux pages mouchetées et une page coupée maladroitement. LES COMMANDES SUPERIEURES A 50 EUROS SONT EXPEDIEES EN SUIVI OU EN RECOMMANDE, LES FRAIS DE PORT SERONT AJUSTES EN CONSEQUENCE.

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        Haitian Art Book Signed by Artists. Office National Du Tourisme, Port-Au-Prince [Haiti]

      Haiti Tourist Information Bureau New York [1954] - Quarto, original tan cloth and illustrated dustjacket featuring artwork by Wilson Bigaud, unpaginated, approx. 150 pages. Extremely rare tourism book for Haiti published in the 1950's and nicely illustrated with black and white photography, color advertisements, essays and poetry by Haitian poets, as well as color and black and white reproductions of contemporary Haitian artwork. Contributors include Jean F. Brierre, Jacques de Lacretelle, Damocles Vieux, Dantes Bellagarde, Louis Maximilien, Morisseau Leroy, Dr. Camille Lherisson, Pradel Pompilus, Andre Held, Mme Herzulie Magloire Prophete, Hector Hippolyte, W. Domond, Philomene Obin, Prefete Duffaut, Castera Bazile, Antonio Joseph, Seneque Obin, Stephane Bainet, Arthur O'Neill, and others. The book was likely owned by a visiting art enthusiast who traveled to Haiti with the motivation to have residing artists sign his tourism book. This cataloguer can only guess at what other treasures he might have returned with from his travels. This volume is wonderfully signed at front free endpaper by several of Haiti's best known contemporary artists including Wilson Bigaud, Catera Bazile, Prefete Duffaut, Gesner Abelard, Antionio Joseph, Fernand Pierre, DÕAdam Leontus, Alberoi Bazile, Gesner Armand, and others, biographies of whom may be found in any art gallery dealing in Haitian artists. The volume is also signed by DeWitt Peters, the American artist who came to Haiti in 1943 as part of an English teaching project but who became the "father" of Haitian art by establishing a school of painting in Port-au-Prince. A well preserved volume which has miraculously retained its original fragile large format dustjacket, which has sustained only small edge chips. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Monte Carlo: Sauret, 1954. Lacking the original lithograph frontispiece. No. 1962 of 2850 numbered copies. 13 x 10 inches (315 x 245 mm). 153 pp. Text in French. 60 duotone lithographic plates after drawings by Matisse plus 33 hand-mounted color plates. Color lithographic wrappers with an original design by Matisse printed by Mourlot; very good in glassine protective wrapper, in very good chemise and good slipcase with splits along edges. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des Ouvrages illustrés, no. 33. Very good, with some wear along edges of spine ends.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/New Reproduction. Sixteenth Printing, 1954 Big Book. Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc. In NEAR FINE condition. Some rubbing to cover. Name written on first board and first title page. NO other defects. Comes with NEW Reproduction Dust Jacket.

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        The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind, Preceded by an Epitome of Padma-Sambhava's Biography and Followed by Guru Phadampa Sangay's Teachings According to English Renderings by Sardar Bahadur S.W. Laden La and by the Lamas Karma Sumdhon Paul Lobzang Mingyur Dorje, and Kazi Dawa-Samdup

      London: Oxford University Press. 1954. First. First edition. With psychological commentary by Dr. C.G. Jung. Octavo. Green cloth gilt. Bookplate of Gordon B. Macfarlane on the front pastedown, some foxing on the foredge and first and last few leaves, and some light spotting on the front board, a very good or better copy in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Evans-Wentz on the front fly: "To Gordon B. Macfarlane with the best wishes of W.Y. Evans-Wentz. San Diego, California 12 July, 1957." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Random House, N.Y. 1954 - A fine, clean and bright hardcover copy. No bumped corners. Jacket/brodart covered is near fine plus. Spine of jacket has aged toned. No tears to jacket with a small nick to top corner fold of rear flap. SIGNED BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS in his post stroke hand. A very nice copy. = WE SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. = WE HAVE BEEN SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 32 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      (London): Andre Deutsch. (1954). First. First English edition. A little foxing to the foredge and the endpapers else fine in fine dustwrapper. The author's first book, one of the best Westerns ever written, adapted into arguably the best film the genre has ever seen (with a script by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.), in which a lone gunfighter comes to the aid of a small community. Though not nominated, Alan Ladd gave an Oscar-worthy performance (Ladd left Paramount after completing this film and allegedly the studio failed to put him up for nomination as punishment). Jack Palance, despite saying only 12 lines, received an Academy Award nomination for his creepy, career-defining role. A classic which transcends the genre and can be appreciated on many levels. A nice copy of a desirable and uncommon book. .

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        Land of the Pharaohs

      1954 - Oblong, 4to., original drawing by designer Mayo for Joan Collins's headdress used in "Land of the Pharaohs." 9 x 14 inch, color front and side depictions of headdress and earrings; with annotations in Mayo's hand, "Production 1740. `Land of the Pharaohs.' Headdress for Joan Collins. Change number 7. Top part to fit with existing forehead ornament." Signed by Mayo and Howard Hawks, the director ---- William Faulkner and Harry Kurnitz collaborated on the screenplay for the Warner Brothers 1955 epic film, with Jack Hawkins as the pharaoh saddled by the scantily clad Joan Collins. A unique piece of film memorabilia. Shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Siegeltuch Stamm-Kollektion für 1953 + 1954 + 1955

      NP NP - Sm. oblong folio. Padded red plastic binding with two golden plastic onlays. Decorative title-page. Rare catalogue with hundreds of 1950's German fashion textile samples. All samples tipped-in with description and order number underneath sample. In 14 categorized tabs (see below *). Sample pages with mounted color reproductions of drawings, b/w photographs, and b/w drawings showing the whole suit or dress. "Die in diesem Stammbuch bemusterten Qualitäten stellen eine besondere Auslese aus dem umfangreichen Angebot der deutschen Tuchindustrie dar. Sie wurden unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Eignung für die Anfertigung von Maßkleidung, ihrer Preiswürdigkeit und der Zuverlässigkeit des Fabrikats, mit größter Sorgfalt ausgewählt, wobei vor allem auch die Artikel wieder gebracht werden, die sich in der Vergangenheit bestens bewährt haben. Eine laufende Nachlieferung aller Artikel - in gleichbleibender Güte - wird vorraussichtlich mehrere Saisons hindurch erfolgen können. Es wird deshalb auch freundlichst um schonende Behandlung dieses Buches gebeten." Minor age wear and staining on binding. Tabs bend but solid. Binding almost separated from book block, still holding. Front board bowed, paste-down front endpaper creased. Slight offsetting of some samples to opposite page. Empty pocket at rear endpaper which most likely used to hold the price list. One small sample on page 66 missing. Text in German. Overall very good condition. Colorful catalog with fine, as well as heavily textured textile samples. Scarce. Categories: Pfeffer und Salz / Doppeltuche / Tanzanzüge, Nadelstreifen / Serge, schwarz-blau / Marengo - Streifenhosen / Foulè, Drapè Panama / Gabardine / Kammg. - Serge, grau-braun / Flanelle / Cheviot-Fresko / Trikots u. Tuche für Uniformen / Loden Trachten / Whipcord Tirtey/ Manchester Baumwolle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript]: Operation: Outer Space. A Science Fiction Novel

      New York: Otis Kline Associates, Inc. Author's and Publisher's Agents. [circa 1954]. Manuscript. 253 typed leaves (approximately - a few pages are mis-numbered), mixing both ribbon and carbon copies typed rectos only, laid into a printed folder with the name and New York City address of "Otis Kline Associates, Inc. Author's and Publisher's Agents" (aside from his work as an agent, Kline was also a published science fiction novelist). 211 of the numbered leaves constitute a complete draft, and while they exhibit typos, extensive hand corrections of both editorial and authorial nature, adding and deleting words, sentences and whole passages, these pages probably represent a close to final draft of the novel. Also present are an additional 42 numbered leaves, almost exclusively ribbon copies (and using the author's given name, Will F. Jenkins) constituting an early draft of the first two chapters. These leaves are very extensively corrected, removing and adding long passages and showing many additional corrections. The finished book, very close to the completed draft that is present here, was published by The Fantasy Press in 1954. With a fine in fine first edition is included. .

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        Oeuvres complètes de Gustave Flaubert. 21 Vols. La préssente édition définitive des oeuvres complètes de G. Flaubert a été tirée par les imprimeries renouard et per l`impremerie nationale. 1. Madame Bovary.- 1930. 2. Salammbô. Notice et index de Léon Abrami.- 1921. 3. L’Education sentimentale. Notice et index de Louis Biernawski.- 1923. 4. La Tentation de saint Antoine. Appendice, versions de 1849 et 1856. Notice de Guignebert. Index de Virolleaud.- 1924. 5. Trois contes. Un coeur simple. La Légende de saint Julien l’Hospitalier. Hérodias.- 1928. 6. Bouvard et Pécuchet. Avec addition des notes et du Dictionnaire des idées reçues.- 1923. 7. Par les champs et par les grèves - Pyrénées - Corse.- 1927. 8. Théâtre.- 1927. Correspondance - Nouvel

      Paris, Louis Conard 1921-1954.,, - Halbledereinband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Druck auf Büttenpapier. Zustand: sehr gut erhaltenes u. in diesem Umfang seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WAITING FOR GODOT. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      Grove Press. New York. 1954. FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. Published 2 years after the true first, French Language, edition and 2 years before the First London edition. 8vo. Illustrated with four mono photographs from the original Paris production. A fine copy of the book in publishers black cloth, with silver and gilt lettering to the spine, in a very good dustwrapper which has some minor chipping to the extremities and a bit of darkening to the spine but is generally bright and tidy. A nice example of this uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A Hemingway "First": Born of the Strange Pleasures of Reading Your Own Obituaries. As Recorded in Ernest Hemingway's report on his African plane crashes. in the May 4, 1954, issue of LOOK

      LOOK, New York 1954 - First edition. Folder stamped "Advance Press Sheets" into which is laid ten stapled sheets, printed rectos only. The first two pages are an editor's note, the next eight comprise Hemingway's article, with photographs, paginated as in the magazine. A *LOOK* editor's note is paper clipped to the folder. The paper clip and staple have oxidized, and there is considerable offsetting to the folder, internally fine. A rarity. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.

      Grove Press, New York 1954 - First edition in English, preceding the British edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light toning to the spine. A very sharp copy. "Waiting For Godot invented an entirely new theatrical language, palpable and comprehensible images of the absurd, and unforgettable metaphors of the human condition" (Hollier, 1010). "One of the true masterpieces of the century" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Framed Display! Senator Kennedy writes to a member of his East Boston staff ? with five word handwritten postscript!

      Washington, DC, January 8, 1954 Typed Letter Signed ?John? with five word handwritten postscript ?Best for the New Year,? 1 page, 7.75? x 10.25? (visible). To William Kelly, East Boston, Massachusetts. Double matted with a photograph of JFK and a biographical plaque. Framed to 23? x 22?. In apparent fine condition. In full, ?In reply to your letter of January 5 regarding Victor S. Gondolfe, when the papers are received by me you may be assured they will receive close and personal supervision. Looking forward to seeing you soon, and with every good wish ...? After signing, JFK adds ?Best for the / New Year.? JFK writes to William Kelly of East Boston, a member of his Senatorial staff and his liaison in East Boston. John F. Kennedy?s father, Joseph P. Kennedy, was born in East Boston. During President Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland in June 1963, he remarked to the people of New Ross, Ireland, in part, ? great grandfather left here to be

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        Superb Original Typed Letter Signed January 4, 1954

      William Gaddis, Woodmere, Long Island, New York State 1954 - ONE OF THE FINEST WILLIAM GADDIS LETTERS EVER WRITTEN: Superb Original Typed Letter Signed January 4, 1954 to fellow traveler and author William Haygood, in which the author discusses "THE RECOGNITIONS" prior to its publication. The chronology in terms of Gaddis' careeer and content are outstanding, occasionally achieving the lyrical. 2 leaves, recto only, on 12.75 x 8.5 inches (folded), signed and inscribed ("W. Gaddis") at end in Gaddis' fine, calligraphic hand. Aside from folds and paperclip offsets, in excellent condition. Date corrected in Gaddis' hand. Gaddis opens with allusions to their shared experiences as expatriates (primarily in Spain), and then goes on to say: "Only recently I began to consider the possibility that youth is gone, and that I'd better damn soon figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up." He goes on to discuss at length and in wrenching detail the tribulations he is encountering in the latter stages of writing his celebrated forst novel, "THE RECOGNITIONS", which was after much struggle, finally issued the following year: ".I warn you against rattling around in farmhouses to write: I spent last winter in one alone, and came out with a. 13-pound manuscript, about a half-million words. I have a contract with Harcourt Brace. they were quite rattled when they saw something the length, if not the substance, of WAR & PEACE. The whole summer was wasted while they fooled around with it. It's terrifically hard to cut because it's tied and knotted together like a Persian carpet; and worse, by now I've thoroughly lost interest in it, it seems an endless pretentious bore. I've had about enough of this pondering profound half-truths in cold empty rooms, and look forward to making some attempt at metempsychosis from this shade into a human being." He goes on to discuss finishing the novel, his career as a writer, living situation, Haygood's rumored novel, and life in New York. William Gaddis (1922-1998), celebrated novelist, winner of two National Book Awards, was long-neglected but is now considered to be among the foremost of postwar American authors. William Haygood, author and later editor of the Wisconsin Magazine of History, was an early travel and literary associate of Gaddis. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION, 46 Volumes: 7 (1954) - 53 (2000). ISSN: 0373-4633. Published by the Royal Institute of Navigation at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

      London : John Murray, 1954-2000.. 32 Books and 50 single Issues. 8° , Bibliothekseinband. 32 Books and 50 single Issues!! Huge Collection, containing the Issues from 1954 to 2000. Only Volume 19(1966) is missing. Volumes 22(1969) - 31(1978), 44(1991), 45(1992), 47(1994) and 52(1999) are not bound in Hardcovers (single Issues in Softcovers). Other Volumes are bound in dark green Half-Cloth and red Hardcovers. Formerly from library-collection. Covers with light shelf wear. Pages clean. Good to very good condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. zqx mbx jqx

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        Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" in Physical Review 96 (1), October 1, 1954, pp. 191-196

      - RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the Yang-Mills quantum mechanical theory, introduced in this paper and underappreciated at that time. The Yang-Mills theory is now the foundation of most of elementary particle theory; it is the mathematical foundation underlying "three of the four fundamental forces of nature that physicists succeeded in unifying in the last half of the 20th century: electromagnetism, the 'weak force' responsible for radioactive decay, and the 'strong force' responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together" (Gale, World of Mathematics Summary). Yang and Mills proposed a tensor equation that relies on a quantum mechanical property called the 'mass gap.' "The laws of quantum physics stand to the world of elementary particles in the way that Newton's laws of classical mechanics stand to the macroscopic world. Almost half a century ago, Yang and Mills introduced a remarkable new framework to describe elementary particles using structures that also occur in geometry. The successful use of Yang-Mills theory (now widely tested and affirmed) to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles depends on a subtle quantum mechanical property called the "mass gap:" the quantum particles have positive masses, even though the classical waves travel at the speed of light. This property has been discovered by physicists from experiment and confirmed by computer simulations, but it still has not been understood from a theoretical point of view. Progress in establishing the existence of the Yang-Mills theory and a mass gap and will require the introduction of fundamental new ideas both in physics and in mathematics" (Clay Mathematics Institute). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 96, Number 1, October 1, 1954. Pp. 191-196. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Complete issue in original printed wrappers; very, very slight wear at the edges and spine. Near fine condition.

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        Bonjour Tristesse

      Paris: Rene Julliard. [1954]. One of 200 copies printed hors commerce on corvol l&#39;orgueilleux paper, for the author&#39;s use, from a total of 230 of the author&#39;s first book, inscribed by the author on the half title, "A Max Ph. Delette / avec toute sympathie / Francoise Sagan", which is after the initial March 5, 1954 printing. Small 8vo; 188pp; original tan wrappers printed in black, fine. & Francoise Sagan (1935-), wrote BONJOUR TRISTESSE, her first novel when she was just nineteen. Her youth combined with the sophistication of the novel&#39;s subject matter and language caused the book to become an international literary event. Masterpieces of Women&#39;s Literature remarks, "If Sagan had deliberately set out to write the book that would bring the greatest amount of fame in the shortest amount of time, she need not have done anything differently." It was an immediate bestseller and made its author famous in France and abroad. Since its appearance, Sagan&#39;s private life, with her addiction to painkillers, her penchant for fast cars and fast driving resulting in a near fatal crash in 1957, has fascinated the French public. Her work as an author, playwright and filmmaker has won her a quiet respect among her peers. In particular, her first two novels, with their evocation of an almost existential boredom in a middle-class milieu, using the vocabulary of polite everyday speech to describe nuances of emotion, evoking an apparently simple and transparent world, deserve critical attention. Taking her name from a character in Proust&#39;s A la recherche du temps perdu (in what is a not so subtle call to attention of her style of analysis of emotion contrasted with his) and the title of her first book from a poem by Paul Eluard, Sagan sought to put herself squarely on the French literary map - and beyond. Using literature to achieve the cult status of Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol, her work is, nonetheless, a strong commentary on popular culture. Although Sagan has publicly allied herself with some feminist causes, it is her work that speaks volumes in this area. Her character, Cecile, in BONJOUR TRISTESSE, transgresses all of the societal norms for women (at that time) and set the pattern for many of her subsequent characters. Yet these characters cannot be reduced to the "vamp" stereotype. Selected by John Updike a one of The New Yorker 50, this novel also won the Prix de critiques for 1954. Masterpieces of Women&#39;s Literature, pp. 83-85. Bloomsbury Guide to Women&#39;s Literature, p. 983. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Player Piano

      (London): Science Fiction Book Club. (1954). First thus, the Science Fiction Book Club edition of his first book, a satire on automation and the Electronics age that was first published in the U.S. in 1952 and in the U.K. in 1953. This copy is signed by Vonnegut with a self-caricature. Mild acidification to page edges, else a fine copy in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. In a custom clamshell case. Hardcover.

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        Staff Report No. 4 - Summary of Activities of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rockefeller Foundation,The Rockefeller Gen'l Education Board

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA 1954 - A document which should have rocked the USA to its core but was squelched by the very powers it exposed. In the course of her duties as legal analyst for the Committee, Kathryn Casey was granted access to the archived minutes of the board of directors of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. According to the Committee's Research Director Norman Dodd, it was here that Ms. Casey discovered the board's conclusion that the best way to create world government, and permanent peace, was to involve the United States in a terrible war. The Reece Committee and its findings came to prominence decades later when Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of the Committee's findings. 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. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. A sound copy of this powerful document.

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        Lord of The Flies

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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        The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875. Complete 15 Volume Set.

      The Arthur H. Clark Co. 1954 - Fine set of 15 hardcovers, no DJs. Green cloth, gilt decoration and letting on spines. 1954-1961. Volume 1 contains minor bio information in pencil on front end paper, interiors of volumes are otherwise unblemished and appear unread. Covers show very minor transportation/shelf wear. All bindings tight. An excellent set.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Hemingway "First": Born of the Strange Pleasures of Reading Your Own Obituaries. As Recorded in Ernest Hemingway&#39;s report on his African plane crashes... in the May 4, 1954, issue of LOOK

      New York: LOOK. 1954. First. First edition. Folder stamped "Advance Press Sheets" into which is laid ten stapled sheets, printed rectos only. The first two pages are an editor&#39;s note, the next eight comprise Hemingway&#39;s article, with photographs, paginated as in the magazine. A LOOK editor&#39;s note is paper clipped to the folder. The paper clip and staple have oxidized, and there is considerable offsetting to the folder, internally fine. A rarity. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Primera y Segunda parte de la Christi Victoria, por. pintor estremeño, y ciudadano de Barcelona, en las quales primeramente canta los Amores de Dios al anima. Y en la segunda la Batalla y armas de nuestra redempcion comq (con que) Iesu Christo unigenito hijo suyo, mato la Muerte, y el Demonio

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: "la fonte que mana y corre" (En colofón, Tipografía Moderna, Valencia), 1954.- [2 h.] + 35 folios, los 4 primeros sin numerar + [2 h.]: la portada es facsimil de la impresa en Barcelona, 1576 y al final otro facsimil de un grabado antiguo; 4º mayor (25,4 cm.); Intonso con todas sus barbas; excelente papel de hilo ahuesado y verjurado; Cuidada y fina impresión; Enc. en Plena Piel chagrén, lomo dorado, cinco nervios, conserva las cubiertas originales en Cartulina flexible Ed. con la portada de 1576 estampada en la cubierta anterior.- (Col. .la fonte que mana y corre.).- Edición dirigida por Antonio Pérez Gómez, impresa bajo el cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. Consta de 210 ejemplares sobre papel de hilo ahuesado, verjurado, de los cuales, 204 VENALES, NUMERADOS DEL 1 AL 204, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 62. Se imprimieron además seis marcados de I al VI, y diez sobre papel Royal Annam, marcados de A a J. Esta edición fue compuesta a mano con caracteres Bodoni. Poseemos otro ejemplar, también encuadernado en Plena Piel Chagrén y estuche, con el Nº 58, al mismo precio, y otro más en rústica editorial con el Nº 59 que tiene la portadilla y la hoja siguiente a la portada con tenues motitas de óxido, al precio de 380 euros.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Horton Hears a Who!

      Random House, Inc. 1954 - Published in New York by Random House in 1954. Full ears on back that overlap with quotes indicated First Edition. Book very good, wear at ends of spine, corners, and edges of covers, light creasing and soiling on some pages, and previous owner's writing on front paste-down. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, and creasing and rubbing on front, rear, and spine. Flap reads 250/250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

      1954 - with ACA Gallery label on reverse, just above Gropper's ink hand-stamp. Provenance:estate of American philosopher, author and civil libertarian Corliss Lamont; his nameadded in pencil to the gallery label, presumably to note his purchase of the painting.Surface scratches to masonite; mild wear to frame; image undisturbed. Gropper, whosefame as an illustrator and political caricaturist was established in the 1930's, held one manshows at ACA Gallery (New York) in 1954, 1956, & 1958, where he exhibited manyof the paintings inspired by his visit to the Warsaw ghetto in the late 1940s. This image,of a rabbinical figure holding a cane and looking to the heavens, though undated, islikely from that period. Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Three Volumes, Comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. London, Allen and Unwin. 1954, 1954, & 1955. All First Editions, First Issues. Volume One SIGNED BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN. Bayntun Riviere Bdgs.

      Allen and Unwin, London 1954 - SIGNED BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN on the Front Blank Free Endpaper of the First Volume. Illustrated with Four Maps ( Three Folding.). Beautifully Bound By Bayntun Riviere, Bath, U.K. In Full Red Leather with Raised Bands, Gilt Ruling to covers and Edges, Gilt Decoration to Spines, and All Edges Gilt. Housed in Specially Made Slipcase. A Beautiful and Very Clean Set. Size: 9 X 6 Inches. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ely Books]
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        Typed letter signed ("C. G. Jung").

      Küsnacht-Zürich, 23. VI. 1954. - Large 8vo. 1 p. Addenda. To E. A. Bennet, about disputes among his London disciples: "[.] There is something in that London group I noticed already quite a while ago: a sort of unnatural prestige psychology. The way they handled the situation seems to me awfully immature and clumsy. I can't understand Fordham. The way you dealt with the situation seems to me entirely reasonable and adequate. May I keep the copies of the correspondence you sent me for a while? They might be useful in case of further discussions. I have seen Dr. Philp whom I had met once in your house. I couldn't quite make out what his theological or psychological problems are [.]". - E. A. Bennet had been Jung's foremost advocate in England since the 1930s. - On headed paper; some slight edge damage. Includes a letter to Bennet by C. A. Meier, concerning the controversy Jung discusses in his letter, some letters of response from Bennet to Jung, Meier and others, typescripts of papers by Jung's associate, Toni Wolff, "Some Principles of Dream-Interpretation" (April 1934; 36 ff.) and "A Few Thoughts on the Process of Individuation in Women" (undated; 48 ff.), as well as an obituary brochure for Toni Wolff and some related material. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers and The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1954 - Three volumes complete - 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 1954, 423pp, [1]; 'The Two Towers', 1954, 352pp and 'The Return of the King', 1955, 416pp. Rebound in full morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, date to foot in gilt, covers bordered with single gilt fillet, upper covers with central ring and eye device in gilt, a.e.g., new endpapers. Externally very good indeed. Internally bright and clean, except for a small patch of colour bleed from the original cloth onto the bottom margin of the final page of the 'Return of the King', with an associated small hole to bottom margin. Each volume with a folding map tipped on to rear endpaper. With a tipped in, slightly smudged, signature of Tolkien's to front pastedown of volume one. First edition set, but later state, Hammond and Anderson initially had this as the first state (page 86), but apparently have revised this opinion since. Now housed in a cloth slipcase, made by Temple Bookbinders. Hammond and Anderson A5 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sweet Thursday

      Heinemann 1954 - A fine first UK edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed humorously by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY - This is the First American Edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardcover with dust jackets, published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in New York in 1954, '55, '56 for the three volume set, respectively. The Fellowship of the RIng, Two Towers, The Return of the Ring. EDITIONS: Volumes 1 and 3 are both First Impressions of the First Editions and Volume 2 is the Second Impression of the First Edition. The same sequence is true for the matching dust jackets ---First - Second - First Impression dust jackets for the three Volume set) . (Impressions = printings) . All the books and jackets match identification points based on Hammond/Anderson and Skull/Frisby. CONDITION: Between the six items being offered for sale (three books, three jackets) , the condition is good to near fine. The book for Volume 3 is in the best condition, but the jacket for Volume 3 has the highest occurrences of wear. BOOKS: The books have bright, medium blue cloth covers with tight bindings, a touch of thread wear at some corners. None have any marks or writing on the end paper or pages. The pages are crisp and clean. There is a little spotting to the top and bottom edges on the first volume. The blue covers and gilt are the brightest on Volume 3. JACKETS: The jackets appear to be the original jackets issued with the books - all points of identifications show continuity throughout. None of the jackets have been price clipped. There is some edge and corner wear to each, a tiny puncture, some rubbing, one has a little discoloration, another has some crease marks, one has some mending tape in the interior. Separate detail on each book and jacket is available. MAPS: Each volume has a map - all maps are present and attached and in fine condition - they also match the points of identification for each volume. ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Maps Prints More]
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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: Viking, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Chipping to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Dampstaining to the inside of the jacket. Price clipped Bound in beige cloth with blue silhouettes of birds and Sweet Thursday in red. A cut signature of John Steinbeck has been affixed to the title page below his name. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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