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      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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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        GINZA KAIWAI/GINZA HACCHO - Rare Fine Copy of The First And Only Edition

      Tokyo, Japan: Toho-Shuppan Publishing, 1954 - 1st Printing. 364 pages. Published in 1954. Landmark double-volume book on subject. More than a rare photography book find, "Ginza Kaiwai/Ginza Haccho" is one of the great collectible book discoveries of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited first print run in this unique format only. The limitation is not known. There is no ISBN. The book is now very rare. An austerely elegant production by Toho-Shuppan: Boxed Set consisting of two volumes, both of which are encased in the publisher's original cardboard box. Volume One, "Ginza Kaiwai", is a book-length account on the world-famous Tokyo district. The text by Kimura Shohachi is exquisitely interspersed with "ukiyo-e" woodblock print reproductions by Hiroshige, black-and-white photographs by Yoshikatsu Kanno, maps, and reproductions of original drawings. Publisher's original promotional leaflet laid-in. Publisher's original rice-paper-wrapped slipcase with pictorial labels pasted in front and on the spine. In publisher's original rice-paper DJ, as issued. Volume Two, "Ginza Haccho", consists of Yoshikazu Suzuki's photographic re-construction of Ginza in an accordion foldout format, a marvel of publishing ingenuity: Two continuous plates present Every Building On Ginza Street, one across the top, the other across the bottom, with text in the center. The accordion is encased in pale green hard boards with red titles in front. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the precursor of Ed Ruscha's "Every Building On The Sunset Strip" (1966), in the finest, most pristine, and unrestored set we have ever found. "Ginza Kaiwai/Ginza Haccho" is first of all, two books, both of them realized to the superior standards that one has come to expect of Japanese publishing. Second, the concept and realization of "Ginza Haccho" is the same as Ed Ruscha's most celebrated Artist Book, except that the former precedes the latter by thirteen years. Calling "Ginza Haccho" the "Japanese Every Building On The Sunset Strip", as some commentators have done, is racist because the appellation suggests that "Ginza Haccho" followed rather than preceded Ruscha. Whether Ruscha was aware of "Ginza Haccho" or not is irrelevant. Yoshikazu Suzuki did it first, brilliantly so, and just as important, its precedence does not in any way diminish Ed Ruscha's achievement. An absolute "must-have" title for photography and Artist Book collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies still available online, and is, quite simply, the finest copy we have ever found: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. It is a pity that the few copies that have turned up online have major flaws (heavy foxing, staining, soiling, and wear as well as intrusive repairs). As collectors realize the importance of "Ginza Kaiwai/Ginza Haccho" in the history of modern book-making, its value will increase accordingly. A rare copy thus. One of the most valuable books of our time. A fine collectible set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        New Naturalist Monograph No. 10 Mumps, Measles & Mosaics

      Collins, London 1954 - pp. xii, 160 plus adverts.25 colour & b/w illustrations and 10 diagrams. Dust jacket fine, bright, clean and fresh, small repair with a 3mm strip of acid free paper to a chip on the top of the spine, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards are fine and clean, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. A near fine copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1954). First. First edition, first issue, second state. Foredge and top edge a trifle toned, slight tarnish on the gilt lettering, very near fine in attractive, near fine, second state dustwrapper (with the artist's name centered between the bottom of the blurb and the bottom of the front flap), price-clipped and with some modest age-toning on the rear panel. The second state jacket was matched by the publisher with first issue copies of the book in many cases according Ian Fleming: The Bibliography. A handsome copy of the author's exceptionally uncommon second book. Written even before Casino Royale was published, the return of James Bond ensured that Fleming would create the most successful series in spy literature, a success greatly magnified, though not always enhanced, by the phenomenally popular and enduring film series. In this book 007 spends time in Fleming's adopted home of Jamaica and takes on high-ranking SMERSH member Mr. Big, the most powerful criminal in the world. Basis for the first Bond film to feature Roger Moore. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A very scarce copy of an early printing of the US Edition. The 1954 Houghton Mifflin Edition, 6th overall printing, or the 2nd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Very Good Plus copy in Very Good Minus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 6th printing on front flap, not priced or clipped, with the handwritten $2.50 price, noted as printed in Great Britain. This is the only jacket that states "In Preparation" above "The Lord of the Rings" on the back flap. Only the 2nd printings of the 2nd edtion have this notation. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The text block is clean and bright, bound in the teal colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows very little shelf wear, slight rubbing at the folds, no soiling to note, a couple of bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author, and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink, still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners name or writing, other than one small pen mark on page 98, marking a reading place, perhaps? The dustjacket shows a considerable amount of wear and loss to the top of the spine, and the folds at the flaps have wear and color loss. The flap folds are starting to split and have been reinforced with archival tape, as well as a few other tears to the edges. The main faults are at the top of the spine, the lower front area of the spine, and a small missing segment of the border at the top right of the front panel. The jacket shows a light amount of soiling in the white sections, and the spine is lightly tanned. Overall a wonderful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in almost any condition. A custom slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover, to protect and show this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Lord Of The Rings [; The Fellowship Of The Ring; The Two Towers; The Return Of The King] - 1st Edition

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1954,1954,1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most attractive set of Tolkien's three Landmark Books: (1) The Fellowship of the Ring, one of 2,500 first impression/first state copies bound by Jarrold and Sons, very Nearly Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper; (2) The Two Towers, 3,250 first impressions, faded top-stain, light foxing of page edges, in about Fine dust-wrapper; (3) The Return of the King, one of 7,000 First Edition/First Printings, Near Fine with light foxing to page edges in about Fine, second state dustjacket with reviewer comments to first two titles on back-flap, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page 49 and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11]. All volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth tipped in onto recto, back free endpaper with minor professional paper restoration. Dust-wrappers with original prices, free of prior owner inscriptions or markings. Rather scarce in this condition; Tolkien began The Lord of the Rings between 16 and 19 December 1937, three months after The Hobbit was published and George Allen & Unwin were encouraging Tolkien, against his inclination, to write a sequel. The rest is history. As C. S. Lewis commented (from the dust-jacket) : "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness. No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true to its own inner laws; none so seemingly objective, so disinfected from the taint of the author's merely individual psychology, no so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory. And what fine shading there is in the variations of style to meet the almost endless diversity of scenes and characters - comic, homely, epic, monstrous, or diabolic." .

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      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,. 1954-1955. Octavo, three volumes,. original red cloth, spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red.. Rear endpaper of FELLOWSHIP age-darkened, several spotty fade marks. to top edge stain of RETURN, a fine set in very good (FELLOWSHIP) and. fine (TWO and RETURN) dust jackets, the first having some patchy. staining to rear panel, the second a bit of tanning to spine panel.. Jackets for TWO and RETURN are price-clipped, but are the correct. first impression jackets. A very presentable set of this classic.. (#110143). First editions, first impressions, second state of volume three with no signature mark present on page 49. Comprises THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (1954), THE TWO TOWERS (1954) and THE RETURN OF THE KING (1955). 3000, 3250, and 7000 copies printed respectively. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-40. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1606, 1607, and 1608. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 76. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 16. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 897-915. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 193-96. Hammond and Anderson A5.a.i-iii.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Der Sturm. Ein Erinnerungsbuch an Herwarth Walden und die Künstler aus dem Sturmkreis.

      Baden-Baden, Woldemar Klein, 1954 - 4°, 275 S., zahlr. Abb. (tlw. farbig u. auf Tafeln), OLwd. m. Goldpräg., OU rissig u. m. kleinen Verlusten, unsauber; Buch tadellos. EA. Mit Widmung von Nell Walden a. Vorsatz. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Rupert Hart - Davis, London 1954 - Near fine in a price clipped, near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Bradbury on the title page. Small bookseller sticker on bottom of front pastedown. Jacket colors still very vibrant and fresh. Three small black marks at bottom of jacket spine, partially erased; small closed tear at the top of the spine. A very nice copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2].

      - 1954 Garzanti, Milano, 1st edition, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), folding photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 folding) photos, 3 color maps (1 folding), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dust jacket w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, very good. The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other copies. Bonatti’s signature on Desio’s book is very rare, given the controversial nature of the expedition. His inscription in this copy leaves no doubt as to his feelings! His signature also looks much more like one would expect, as it changed later on. A unique copy. Ref 25887 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Top of the World Books, LLC]
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      San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1954. - [4],86pp. plus seven facsimile maps (six folding). Large folio. Original red cloth. Lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Proper Marriage.

      Michael Joseph, London 1954 - First Edition of the author's second novel in her acclaimed Martha Quest series. Octavo. Original cloth. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dustjacket which contains the rare yellow wraparound band stating that Lessing has won the Somerset Maugham Award. Signed by the author on the title page. Rather uncommon with the band present. Doris Lessing has been awarded copiously, most recently including the 2001 David Cohen Prize, 2001 Premio Príncipe de Asturias, and the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. A Proper Marriage contributed to her perception as an able writer. It is "[v]ery impressive.Portrays modern woman in all her complexity" (Literary Horizons). "A totally modern work. Martha Quest is, above all, ironically percieved by the author in whose hands irony is an instrument of compassion" (New Republic). "I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way. And it seems to me that as the most important thing I could ever do" (Barbara Kingsolver). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING BY THE RENOWNED ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR EDMUND DULAC, (Sold together with:) THE MASQUE OF COMUS, The Poem by John Milton With a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes with a Preface by Hubert Foss.

      The book published in Cambridge At the University Press for Members of the Limited Editions Club 1954 - Together two items. AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING, SIGNED by Dulac and reprinted as one of the illustrations for the publication of COMUS. With, a copy of the book itself, first edition thus from the L.E.C. in a printing of 1500 numbered copies. The painting is of a woman standing in field of flowers within the curve of a dragon’s tale. Behind her is a large tree laden with fruit and with additional floral and arboreal decorations in the background. The book contains the printed version of this work along with 5 other colourplates from original watercolours by Dulac. This was the last book to be illustrated by Dulac. With frame,16.5" 13.5" , the painting is now handsomely matted and presented in silver-leafed wooden frame. The book is in the publisher’s original parchment backed marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt and housed in the original black slipcase lettered in gilt. 58, [16]. The original painting in beautiful condition, very handsomely framed and presented, the book is a fine and bright copy, the slipcase only with very minor wear. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL PAINTING BY EDMUND DULAC. Dulac is considered one of the most original and prolific book illustrator’s of the first two decades of the 20th century. His name is often linked with Arthur Rackham, as they both produced illustrations for lavish gift books for children and adults which were of the highest quality and commercial success. Dulac, born a Frenchman, settled in England to build his artistic career. He quickly caught the eye of J.M Dent publishers and produced illustrations for an illustrated edition of Jane Eyre in 1905. But it was when he was discovered by Leicester Galleries that his career actually took off. They had been seeking another talented artist of the stature and appeal of Arthur Rackham for children’s gift book illustrations. At that time, children’s books were purchased by the wealthy as symbols of good taste and there was a huge market to be captured by a new, imaginative artist. Dulac was the perfect choice. Dulac offered a new sensibility to book illustration by his intense use of color, his Eastern atmosphere, his brightly jeweled patterns, and mystical themes. His work met with instant success and approbation. From 1907 with the publication of his magnificent Arabian Nights until 1914 with the issue of Sinbad the Sailor, he published an annual collection of outstanding watercolors for gift books for children. These books included: The Tempest in 1908, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1909, Sleeping Beauty in 1910, Stories from Hans Anderson in 1911, Bells and other Poems (Edgar Allan Poe) in 1912, and Princess Badoura in 1913. During the war years, when an understandable shift in publishing took place, he produced Princess Mary’s Gift Book, King Albert’s Books, Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross, and in 1916 Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book. All of his books were highly praised and he became one of the most sought after illustrators in the world. Dulac as a young artist had been deeply inspired by William Morris, Walter Crane and Aubrey Beardsley. He had a spiritual temperament which developed throughout his life and was intensified by his exposure to Eastern mysticism. Much of his art was inspired by Persian miniatures in its use of bright, radiant colors, detailed patterns and asymmetrical compositions. He aimed to take his art out of the realm of representation and into a more subjective, mystical "eternal" plane. He produced some of the most enduring works of beauty and transcendence during his artistic career, and continues to be appreciated and collected to this day. Dulac's illustrations conjure the mysterious atmosphere of the oriental text and transport the reader to a lyrical world of grace and beauty. "The Arabian Nights gave Dulac an opportunity to indulge in his nocturnes; the the softness of the gleam of moonlight on stone, or on shadowy figures, and his use of ultramarine, indigo and Prussian blue, min [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les cavaliers d'ombre

      Forest 1954 - MAGNIFIQUE ET RARE RECUEIL DE POÉSIE ILLUSTRÉ PAR PABLO PICASSO. In folio (34x42 cm) sous chemise cartonnée et emboîtage, en feuilles (environ soixante pages). Beau recueil de poésie de Geneviève Laporte, l'une des dernières muses de Pablo Picasso. Ce recueil, le premier des deux publiés par la poétesse, est préfacé par Jacques Audiberti, mais surtout est illustré de sept dessins de Pablo Picasso gravés sur cuivre en taille-douce par Georges Bétemps. Le tirage total est de 167 exemplaires (dont 17 hors commerce). Le nôtre (n°140) est un des cent exemplaires sur Johannot pur fil. Tous les exemplaires ont été signés à la main par l'éditeur et les plaques de gravure ont été rayées après tirage. Très bel état pour cette rare publication. Picasso [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection "Writers and their Works" from number 1 through number 236 : Francis Bacon ; Beaumont & Fletcher ; Richard Hooker ; Marlowe ; Skelton ; Bunyan ; Congreve ; Dryden ; Milton ; Herrick ; Webster ; Defoe ; Gray ; Hume ; Sheridan ; Smollett ; Swift ; Bagehot ; Coleridge ; Disraeli ; Gissing ; Hardy ; Hazlitt , Peacock ; Ruskin ; Shelley ; Swinburne ; Chesterton ; Madox Ford ; Fry ; Joyce ; Lewis ; Masefield ; Moore ; Priestley ; Wesker, etc. etc.

      Longman Groupe Ltd 1954 - Collection "Writers and their Works" 230 numéros in-8 br. / softcover, The British Council, Longman Groupe Ltd, circa 1954-1974 Missing only 6 numbers (n° 30, 31, 131, 132, 206 and 209). Perfect condition (as new) for this famous and very interesting collection of literary studies. Langue: Anglais [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        The Conquest of Everest

      E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc., New York 1954 - A very attractive First American Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in Very Good+ dustjacket with minimal chipping and few minor tape reinforcements inside dustjacket. SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary directly on the title page; The complete, authoritative and deeply moving story of the momentous conquest of Mount Everest by Sir John Hunt's British Expedition, including Sir Edmund Hillary who gives his own personal account of the final assault on the summit. In his Foreword, H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh writes: "In the human terms of physical effort and endurance alone, it will live in history as a shining example to all mankind." Contains B&W and color photographs as well as maps, sketches and drawings plus an appendix, glossary and index 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Seven Years in Tibet (autographed)

      E P Dutton, New York 1954 - 314pp/illus. autobiographical account of the young Austrian adventurer, renowned mountain climber and skier and his escape from a British internment camp in India. In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, slipped out of captivity and made his way through the Himalayan passes to the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet. Basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. Inscribed by author in both English and Tibetan. Light staining along top corner of frontis. Previous owner bookplate inside front cover. DJ has wear. Book clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Hart-Davis, London 1954 - Superb copy of Bradbury's great book. First UK edition. Filmed by Francoise Truffaut and book given to vendor by Truffaut - Truffaut's own copy (but not signed). Book excellent and the jacket, bright crisp and with minimal chipping. The book and jacket look as if they were just recently published! Martin Breese was at the film shoot for the Sunday Times Magazine and took a seminal photograph of Truffaut. Only one (bromide) print exists as negative was accidentally destroyed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Breese Books]
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        Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar with Drawings by Ben Shahn

      New York Spiral Press for Pantheon 1954 - With an Original Ben Shahn Drawing SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. with Drawings by Ben Shahn. New York: Spiral Press for Pantheon, [1954]. First edition. One of 50 copies printed on Umbria handmade paper, signed by Shahn and with an original drawing by him. This copy being number five. Tall octavo (10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 275 x 170 mm). [44] pages including colophon and numerous Shahn illustrations plus the frontispiece of an original Shahn watercolor of the letter 'Zadhe', signed by him below. Publisher's natural linen cloth with black morocco gilt spine label (English) and cover label (Hebrew). In publisher's cardboard slipcase. Slipcase with a small split at bottom. Overall a fine copy. "The Alphabet of Creation is one of the legends from the Sefer Har-Zohar, or Book of Splendor, an ancient Gnostic work written in Aramaic by a thirteenth century Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon who presented the work, not as his own, but as mystic knowledge revealed many centuries earlier to the Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai" (colophon). HBS 66047. $1,850 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Hommage à L'écriture . Alphabet Hébreu précédé D'un Texte Extrait Du Zohar et Suivi De Notes Du graveur.

      A. Krol, Paris 1954 - In 4 broché sous chemise d'éditeur illustrée, 22 burins hors texte et bois originaux Krol. Tirage limté à 121 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 99 numérotés de 1 à 99 et signés par l'artiste. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        The Alphabet of Creation. An ancient legend from the Zohar with drawings by Ben Shahn.

      Printed at The Spiral Press and published by Pantheon, New York. Number 114 of 500 copies (of a toal of 550), signed by Ben Shahn. 1954 - [Partial Colophon]: "[-]Conceived and illustrated by Ben Shahn, this book has been set in Emerson type and printed at The Spiral Press, New York. [-] 500 copies on Rives mould-made paper numbered from 51 to 550, all signed by the artist. This copy is number 114 [signed]: Ben Shahn". 6 3/4 inches x 10 3/4 in., title-page with a Shahn design; unpaginated, [44]pp. + signed colophon page. With the Hebrew letter calligraphy, and designs by Ben Shahn, printed in brown ink, with the text in black. Textured tan cloth, with title gilt on red on the spine and with a Ben Shahn Hebrew letter design in gold on red, on the front cover. Without the glassine. In the black paper-covered slipcase. The titling on the spine shows light rubbing; very light edge wear to the slipcase. Overall, in fine condition. Scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 First UK Hardcover Edition 8vo 158pp - VG+ original red cloth, a solid copy with slight foxing to page edges and a little mild foxing to first few pages & last few pages, former owner's name in ink on ffep, in small neat hand, dated May 1954, otherwise internally very clean throughout, w ith frontispiece illustration by Joseph Mugnaini, in VG DW, with light foxing to interior of DW, 1/4" closed clear-taped tear to top front panel, 1/2" closed clear-taped tear to top rear panel, and a couple of very small stains to front panel, now p rotected in Brodart sleeve. Jacket art by Joseph Magnaini. Overall an attractive copy in a very attractive DW. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: N & A Smiles]
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        A is for Annabelle.

      Oxford University Press, New York 1954 - First Edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front endpage. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. A very sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Biggity Bantam

      Ariel Books New York (1954) - First Edition. Small Octavo. An uncommon Tudor title and first written with her husband. This copy signed by both Tudor and McCready at title page. Includes three ephemeral items laid in from Tudor and McCready's "Ginger and Pickles Store and Doll Museum" located in Contoocook, New Hampshire. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, modest wear at spine edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Seuss signs his sixth book, Horton Hatches the Egg, and adds the inscription, <i>?For ROBERT / With Best Wishes ? Dr. Seuss?</i><br>

      New York, New York, [1954] Book Signed, ?Dr. Seuss,? Horton Hatches the Egg. New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. 4to, hardcover with dust jacket. Signed on first free end page in blue ballpoint. Very Good Condition.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Mes caravanes.

      Seghers 1954 - - Seghers, Paris 1954, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Famous Boating Party

      New York: New Directions, (1954). First edition. One of 50 copies with hand painted covers by Patchen, and his painted colophon. Cloth spine a little faded, but a very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        The Tomb of Ramessses VI, The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon and Mythological Papyri in three volumes Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations

      New York: Pantheon, 1954-1957. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. XL in Bollingen series. 5 books in 3 Volumes in 3 slipcases. Vols. II and III still in original brown paper wraps. All books Fine, slipcases VG. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.& &

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        The Chain of Life

      Health Science Press, Bognor Regis, Sussex 1954 - Red hard cover with black titles on spine. Contents are tight with some foxing to page edges and e/p's. No inscriptions or markings. 215pp. Green dust jacket has scattered foxing. There is fading to spine. There is a small hole on the spine and bumping to corners. It has not been price clipped. Nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arty Bees Books]
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        Songs of Innocence

      London: Trianon Press, 1954. 8vo, [vi] pp. letterpress, 31 color collotype facsimile plates. Full orange morocco, slipcase. Bookplates to front pastedown. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. Limited to 1600 copies, of which most were issued in a cheap quarter leather or an orange cloth binding. An early Trianon facsimile, reproducing Copy B. A foundation book for collecting childrenÕs literature. Bentley, Blake Books, 165.

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        The Structure of Proteins: Two Hydrogen-Bonded Helical Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 37, 1951, pp. 205-211 WITH "The Pleated Sheet, a New Layer Configuration of Polypeptide Chains" in PNAS, 37, 1951, pp. 251-256 WITH "Configurations of Polypeptide Chains with Equivalent CIS Amide Groups," PNAS, 38, 1952, pp. 86-93

      FIRST EDITION OF THREE OF SEVEN PAPERS BY PAULING AND COREY ON THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF PROTEINS. A decade before x-ray crystallography first revealed the structures of proteins, Pauling and Corey deduced their main structural features: the &#39;alpha-helix,&#39; the &#39;gamma helix&#39; and the &#39;beta sheet.&#39; Their work had the same significance for proteins as the Watson and Crick papers (published two years later) had for the structure of DNA. "Instead of tackling the structure of an entire protein, the two scientists&#39; efforts centered on discrete bits of proteins -- tiny crystals made up of repeating units called amino acids. When numberous amino acids link together to form chains, the chains assemble into one of several different configurations. Because an entire protein can encompass hundreds of these configurations folded into a tangled and sometimes impenetrable bundle, Pauling and Corey focused on elucidating the structure of each configuration one by one" (Brownlee, &#39;The Protein Papers,&#39; on the PNAS at 100: Classics of the Scientific Literature, PNAS Website). "Pauling and Corey&#39;s research, now over a half-century old, guides today&#39;s biotechnology revolution and the search for hundreds of disease cures" (ibid). Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Easton, PA: Mack Printing. Two volume first edition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 37 and 38, 1951. Entire volumes. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Bound in dark tan buckram, gilt-lettered at the spine. Moderate surface rubbing and scuffing. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

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      [Queens, NY]: Salamander Editions [Joseph Cornell], (1954). First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Small 8vo. Original printed stapled wraps. Original blue tissue still present. Small collaged element to last page (postcard detail of skyline of lower Manhattan). Mild rubbing, toning. "From Joseph Cornell" neatly penned in green ink to front cover in an unknown contemporary hand. Very good. MARIA (1954) was privately printed by Cornell in an edition of about 100 copies and given away to his friends as presents. The work was inspired by nineteenth-century opera singer Maria Malibran-Garcia and was produced with the same precision and care Cornell brought to his other work. It is in many ways a Cornell work in book form, not only due to the collaged element present, but also in the appropriation of text, the use of a decorative headpiece from yet another book, and dealing with one of Cornell&#39;s signature obsessions. Rare when originally issued and altered by Cornell. A box of leftover copies of MARIA was discovered with Cornell&#39;s estate and are seen on the market with some regularity. These are identifiable, however, by a lack of any collage element in the rear of the book, no blue tissue, and their generally fine condition (having been stored in a box for years). Nonetheless, a genuinely scarce book, especially copies augmented and circulated by Cornell himself. OCLC locates one holding (Utah, though another lies among the Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell Papers at Yale) and we find only one additional among museum collections (the Smithsonian). A curious entry in a curious career and an early and under-appreciated artist&#39;s book.

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