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        The Alice B Toklas Cook Book

      London: Michael Joseph, 1954.. [Cookery]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xii; 288; [4]. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Sir Francis Rose, top edge tinted green, pictorial endpapers. End-caps a touch rolled, some slight creasing to the top edge of the dust-jacket. Fine. A mixture of memoirs and recipes from the American born partner of Gertrude Stein. Complete with the recipe provided by Brian Gysen for Haschich Fudge which was not included in the US edition.

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        The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.

      London: Michael Joseph. 1954 - [Cookery]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xii; 288; [4]. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Sir Francis Rose, top edge tinted green, pictorial endpapers. End-caps a touch rolled, some slight creasing to the top edge of the dust-jacket. Fine. A mixture of memoirs and recipes from the American born partner of Gertrude Stein. Complete with the recipe provided by Brian Gysen for Haschich Fudge which was not included in the US edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE ORATORE LIBER SECUNDUS

      Carlo Signorelli, 1954. INTERLINGUE 0,18 Testo in latino, introduzione e commento in italiano a cura di Lorenzo D'Amore e Concetta Barini, brossura editoriale morbida, oscurata al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con alcui aloni, usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi USATO

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        The Man Who Missed The War

      Hutchinson 1954 - B003GV4DOO Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Hutchinson ---Date: 1954 ---Edition: --- Pages: 285 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Good --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are some scuffs, chips, creases and small missing sections to the dust jacket and some light age spotting to the endpapers. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE . YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B003GV4DOO - Wheatley, Dennis [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Desert Vivant.

      Paris: Societe Francaise Du Livre. 1954 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto. A fine copy, respined in cloth to style. Inscribed by the great and powerful Mr.Disney in customary flamboyant style to the verso of the half title. A sumptuous photographic collection of the animals and scenery of the Living Desert. One of a series of Disney helmed 'Documentary Art Books' usually accompanied by films dealing with all aspects of the wonder of the natural world in both photographs and text from aquatic birds to the lions of Africa. This copy packed to the gills with detailed laid-on photographs of the flora and fauna of the desert regions; everything from prairie dogs evading snakes to the maternal instincts of scorpions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa cellunaf riservati agli anziani della Francia Libera. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Charles De Gaulle a Andrew Edge: "... in memoria della nostra lotta ..." sul primo volume, le firme scritte del generale de Gaulle, al secondo volume. Torna un po 'insolated, piccole macchie Lunghezza dei primi corsi del primo e del terzo volume, bello stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa cellunaf réservés aux anciens de la France Libre. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle à André Bord : "... en souvenir de notre combat..." sur le premier volume, signatures manuscrites du général de Gaulle sur le deuxième volume. Dos légèrement insolés, petites taches en pied des premiers plats des premier et troisième volumes, agréable état intérieur.

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        MONGOLIAN ENGLISH DICTIONARY IN 3 VOLUMES. I, A-GHACHIGHO TARANI. II, GHACHIGHO SORTAL-VIVANGKHIRIT. III, A-ZODIAC AND INDEX TO VOLUMES I AND II

      STOCKHOLM: FORLAGET FILADELFIA AB, EJNAR MUNKSGAARD, 1954. RILEGATO. BUONO. 19 24. I II III USATO

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. VOL. XXXII (LXXXII DELLA RACCOLTA)

      LOESCHER-CHIANTORE, 1954. ITALIANO 0,71 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela rossa, con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorita e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta USATO

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        LETTRES TOME IV

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1954. INTERLINGUE 0,37 A cura di Jérome Labourt, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita e con appunto numerico al dorso, con segni di usura da scaffalatura, pagine ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con barbe, in francese con testo latino a fronte USATO

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        Maria

      New York: Salamander Editions, 1954. 4to (5½ x 4¼ inches). Engraved vignette, small color image of the Manhattan skyline mounted on last page; original blue tissue preserved. Stapled in original printed wraps. A virtually untouched example. Provenance: Sylvia Pedlar (1900-1972), American fashion designer. A SUPERB COPY OF CORNELL'S SCARCE ARTIST'S BOOK, printed in an edition of 100 copies, this one of those with an original image Cornell mounted in personalized copies, and accompanied by a letter presenting the pamphlet to American fashion designer Sylvia Pedlar (1902-1982). [With:] CORNELL, Joseph. Typed letter signed ("Joseph Cornell") to Sylvia Pedlar, 3708 Utopia Parkway, Flushing, NY, 27 May 1956. One page, 4to, on Valley Onion Skin. Reading: "Long before the EGAN GALLERY suspended operation I have thought back to the pleasant occasion of meeting you there with Mr. [Bradley Walker] Tomlin. It is hard to take, - the news of his passing. Enclosed something more nostalgic than the WEATHER PROPHET [his 1954 assemblage], a little private printing of an aspect of 'exploration' which I hope to have more news of one of these days." Cornell had his first show at the Charles Egan Gallery in 1949. By 1956, when Cornell presented this book, Sylvia Pedlar was a leading designer of lingerie, having studied at Cooper Union and the Art, Students League. She launched her business, Iris Lingerie, in 1929. Though she hated the term, she is credited with creating the super short "baby doll" nighties - a clever response to the fabric shortage during the Second World War. She is also known for adapting the Roman toga to the American nightgown. Cornell refers to the New York Abstract Expressionist Bradley Walker Tomlin, who had died in May 1953 having had a heart attack after visiting Jackson Pollack in Long Island. 'Maria', an appropriated text translated by Cornell from Elise Polko's original prose-poem, reflects Cornell's obsession with opera, and with Maria Malibran in particular. A cache of the pamphlets were found in Cornell's estate after his death, all lacking the blue tissue guard and the mounted image at end. This early example is among those Cornell specially personalized for notable friends. Lynda Roscoe Hartigan proposes that Cornell turned to other creative activities in the 1950s due to his ambivalent attitude towards his constructions. He was periodically expanding his 'Portrait of Ondine, GC44' from 1951 on, filling it with printed matter, notes, and excerpts in the manner of Duchamp's Valises. He published 'Maria' and 'Bel Canto Pet' (1955) at his own expense, in the manner of the French feuilletons (see Hartigan, "Joseph Cornell: A Biography" in 'Joseph Cornell,' ed. Kynaston McShine, New York: MOMA, 1980, pp. 108-109).

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        Lord of the Flies

      Hardcover. Fiction. 248 pp. Gaber and Faber Limited, London (1954). First Edition. Fifth Printing. "Fifth impression mcmlx (1960)" on CP. A bright, clean and unmarked Near Fine copy with a few minor flaws. Lower corners on both boards slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. Spine ends gently creased and sun-lightened. DJ has 15-shilling price and is moderately worn and chipped, with 3 or 4 small closed tears. More photos upon request. *** Due to the price, fragility, and other conditions of this book, the purchase will require a person-to-person exchange at the BookRanger facility in Monroe, Georgia; or other location mutually-agreeable to buyer and seller. The 30-day right of return is therefore waived. ***

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 1st edition, the deluxe limited issue. 1 of 1,000 numbered, signed by Faulkner. Fine in near fine original tissue dustjacket and slipcase. A common issue of a common book, with 2 dozen copies of this limited, signed state always out there for sale, some of them at 3 times our price, and yet, they are in inferior condition or lacking the tissue dustjacket, so it isn't so common that you can buy one like this. The reasons vary why a particular book's supply overwhelms its demand, but in this case it's simply because everybody else's copies are overpriced. Compare our fine one, in the often missing jacket (also fine), and its fine slipcase. So excuse the redundancy, but all the books in this catalog are priced so that nobody has a finer copy at our price and nobody has an equal copy for less. In May, 1918 German and French troops faced each other at dawn from trenches on the Western Front but the French refused to attack and the Germans (who were expected to take advantage of this mutiny) did not move either. At noon the whole sector stopped firing and soon the rest of the front came to a standstill. French General Gragnon demanded his own arrest and the execution of all 3,000 members of his regiment. 2 days later the troops arrived in Chaulnesmont where the dishonor perceived to have been brought on the town, roused the people to near riot. Insiders knew that a corporal and his squad of 12, moving mysteriously behind the lines, had succeeded in spreading among the soldiers, seditious ideas about peace on earth and good will toward men. So begins Faulkner's amazing juxtaposition of World War I and the Passion of Christ, a gigantically ambitious novel, 9 years in the writing, that combines 2 different types of narrative, an allegorical fable based on parallels between the events in his novel and events in the original myth, and a realist tale of war, politics and personal relationships. One of few Faulkner novels not set in Yoknapatawpha County, under appreciated but as heavy as novels get. It's filled with power, provocation, stimulation, and abstract concepts, and our copy seems to be the only one for sale, with all 3 of its pieces in nice condition and fairly priced, so you are going to be the only kid who buys one of these who doesn't get ripped off.

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        Garage à Paris. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1954 100 x 81 cm, Lwd. rückseitig min fleckig, Bild tadellos Unten links signiert und datiert. Rückseite handschriftliches Adressschild des Künstlers mit Titel: «Walter Meier. Lagerstr. 83. Zürich 4 - Garage à Paris. - Walter Meier (1921-1985) kam in der Nähe des Großmünsters zur Welt. Seine Mutter war italienischer Abstammung. Die Maisschnitten der Mutter und ihre Tauben hatte er seiner Lebtag nie vergessen. Er wollte nach der Schulzeit Schauspieler werden. musste zuerst jedoch einen richtigen Beruf erlernen und machte eine Kaufmännische Lehre. Im Welschland an der Abendhandelsschule in Le Locle stellte er fest. dass er Maler werden wollte. Er machte eine Ausbildung an der École des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds und in Paris. Bald erhielt er Stipendien vom Bund und der Stadt Zürich. Er konnte aber nicht von der Malerei leben und musste jahrelang seinen Lebensunterhalt in einer Zürcher Pharma-Firma verdienen. Nach seiner frühzeitigen Pensionierung malte er fast nur noch. Er war ein begeisterter Opernbesucher und ein auserlesener Feinschmecker. Meier lebte fast sein ganzes Leben in Zürich. 1981 zog er im Künstlerhaus Boswil ein. wo er in seinen letzten Jahren umsorgt und gepflegt wurde. Er wurde vor allem durch seine Provence-Landschaften bekannt. Meier war Mitglied der Gruppen Zinnober und Réveil. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - nach 1945

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        Dix, Otto. - "Meine Mutter auf dem Totenbett II".

      - Lithografie / Kreide- & Pinsellithografie, in Schwarz, auf weißem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Otto Dix. Auflage 22 Exemplare. 51,0 x 53,5 cm (Darstellung / Stein) / 54 x 69 cm (Blatt) / 61 x 86 cm (Trägerkarton). Karsch 207. Rehts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Dix". - Vermutlich Druckerexemplar von Ehrhardt. - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Leichte Lagerspuren. Fachgerecht auf Museumskarton montiert. Guter Zustand. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an der Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Original Vintage German Theatre Poster Advertising Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) The Berliner Ensemble

      Printed First German Production 1954. 1954., 1954. 47'' x 32'' original one sheet lobby or outside advertisement poster for Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle). The Berliner Ensemble gathered some of the greatest cultural and artistic talent in Germany and commissioned Karl Von Appen to design this poster. The play is by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents. It was written in 1944 while Brecht was living in the United States. It was translated into English by Brecht's friend and admirer Eric Bentley and its world premiere was a student production at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1948. Its first professional production was at the Hedgerow Theatre, Philadelphia, directed by Bentley. This very rare poster represents the German premiere by the Berliner Ensemble on October 7, 1954, at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, and is dated 1954. The Berliner Ensemble is a German theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht and his wife, Helene Weigel in January 1949 in East Berlin. 100 mm x 50 mm piece of paper missing to the top left hand corner, repaired tears to the reverse edges. Sent rolled in a tube with end caps. We currently hold in stock over 100 other English and foreign theatre and cinema posters. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Bridge On The River Kwai

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1954. A fine book (opening onto the half title as called for), without inscriptions (bookplate to first page), in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with two light stains to the edge of the spine on the rear panel. A couple of nicks here and there and some rubbing to the edges. Rare.

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        Destination Unknown.SIGNED by AGATHA CHRISTIE.

      London.: Collins Crime Club., 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good copy that has been SIGNED and DATED by Agatha Christie on the title page. No inscriptions , tears or loss.192 age appropriate pages all intact. Dated 1954 on the copyright page. First UK Edition. Outer red boards with black lettering to the spine is uniform and unmarked throughout. The original wrapper is price-clipped and shows scuffs and minor loss to the spine tips and folds.Chip on top affecting the letter A in Agatha. Rear panel dusty.See through tape on verso.

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        Das Auge der Liebe. 25 Photos von René Groebli. Tex: Walter Gort Bischof.

      Zürich, Turnus Verlag. 1954 - 21,5x29,8 cm. 36 n.n. S. Originalbroschur mit Schutzumschlag unter Originalpergaminpapier. Originalausgabe. - Erschien im Selbstverlag von Groebli, der für sein zweites Buch nach der «Magie der Schiene» keinen Verleger in der Schweiz fand. Gestaltet von Werner Zryd. "Seine Fotografie im Halbdunkel, in Bewegung oder bei Gegenlicht lud hier die intime, narrative Bildserie einer Frankreichreise mit seiner jungen Frau Rita mit einer für die 1950er Jahre geradezu provozierend lyrisch-erotischen Spannung auf" (Schweizer Fotobücher S. 171). - Sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar, nur an den Stehkanten des fragilen Pergaminumschlages etwas angerändert. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. 316pp. Original blue and green cloth lettered in dark green. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket with rubbing and light wear along edges, a few tiny nicks, tiny dampstain visible on verso top edge. Bookplate on paste down, a bit of very light insecting to back board. A nice copy. The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

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        LA FEMME ADULTERE. Lithographies originales de Pierre Eugène CLAIRIN.

      Noël Schumann 1954 - In-4 ( 290 X 200 mm ), en feuilles sous couverture imprimée, chemise et étui ( Présentation de l'éditeur ). Edition originale de cette nouvelle d'Albert CAMUS, illustrée par Pierre Eugène CLAIRIN de 12 lithographies originales en couleurs dont une sur la page de titre, 3 sur double page et 8 in-texte. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés, signés par l'auteur et l'artiste, celui-ci 1 des 9 exemplaires sur Japon nacré comprenant une aquarelle originale, une double suite des illustrations avec remarques sur Japon et sur Guarro. Très bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Illustré-Moderne Gravure Autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Été

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. First edition, on ordinary paper. A service de presse copy of this collection of essays, containing among others "Le Minotaure ou L'Halte d'Oran". Presentation copy, inscribed by Camus to the naval historian Léonce Peillard. Original printed wrappers, fine and unopened, with the errata slip, and the publisher's announcement laid in. Cloth case with leather label.

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        L'Eté.

      Gallimard NRF 1954 - In-12 ( 190 X 125 mm ) de 188 pages, demi oasis vert amande à coins, dos lisse janséniste, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. EDITION ORIGINALE. Exemplaire sur papier d'édition enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé d'Albert CAMUS. Bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1954.. [Cookery]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xii; 288; [4]. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Sir Francis Rose, top edge tinted green, pictorial endpapers. End-caps a touch rolled, some slight creasing to the top edge of the dust-jacket. Fine. A mixture of memoirs and recipes from the American born partner of Gertrude Stein. Complete with the recipe provided by Brian Gysen for Haschich Fudge which was not included in the US edition.

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 1st edition, the deluxe limited issue. 1 of 1,000 numbered, signed by Faulkner. Fine in near fine original tissue dustjacket and slipcase. A common issue of a common book, with 2 dozen copies of this limited, signed state always out there for sale, some of them at 3 times our price, and yet, they are in inferior condition or lacking the tissue dustjacket, so it isn't so common that you can buy one like this. The reasons vary why a particular book's supply overwhelms its demand, but in this case it's simply because everybody else's copies are overpriced. Compare our fine one, in the often missing jacket (also fine), and its fine slipcase. So excuse the redundancy, but all the books in this catalog are priced so that nobody has a finer copy at our price and nobody has an equal copy for less. In May, 1918 German and French troops faced each other at dawn from trenches on the Western Front but the French refused to attack and the Germans (who were expected to take advantage of this mutiny) did not move either. At noon the whole sector stopped firing and soon the rest of the front came to a standstill. French General Gragnon demanded his own arrest and the execution of all 3,000 members of his regiment. 2 days later the troops arrived in Chaulnesmont where the dishonor perceived to have been brought on the town, roused the people to near riot. Insiders knew that a corporal and his squad of 12, moving mysteriously behind the lines, had succeeded in spreading among the soldiers, seditious ideas about peace on earth and good will toward men. So begins Faulkner's amazing juxtaposition of World War I and the Passion of Christ, a gigantically ambitious novel, 9 years in the writing, that combines 2 different types of narrative, an allegorical fable based on parallels between the events in his novel and events in the original myth, and a realist tale of war, politics and personal relationships. One of few Faulkner novels not set in Yoknapatawpha County, under appreciated but as heavy as novels get. It's filled with power, provocation, stimulation, and abstract concepts, and our copy seems to be the only one for sale, with all 3 of its pieces in nice condition and fairly priced, so you are going to be the only kid who buys one of these who doesn't get ripped off.

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        I CODICILLI DI MIO ZIO GUSTAVO

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1954 - BIBLIOTECA MODERNA MONDADAORI ITALIANO Edizione integrale del volume con copertina con lieve consumo ai bordi e strappo al taglio di piede della quarta. Dorso lievemente strappato alle estremità. Scurimento ai margini delle pagine e dei tagli; buona leggibilità dei testi con pagine scorrevoli. Volume numero 24 della collana.

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        PERVIGILIUM VENERIS and De rosis nascentibus. Due poesie latine seguite dalla versione italiana in versi di Alessandro Cutolo ed illustrate con cinque litografie di Mario Vellani Marchi.

      Stampato per la Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, Milano; Verona, Officina Bodoni, novembre 1954.  - in-4, pp. 36, (6); leg. cart. con carta Roma avorio e marchio dell'editore in oro sul quadrante anteriore e astuccio. Versi nel latino del II secolo d.C., seguiti dalla traduzione e da una nota di A. Cutolo e dalle litografie disegnate ed acquarellate dal Vellani. Carattere Bembo. Tiratura di 165 esempl.  Cat.M. 109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954 - FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, pp.240. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, stamped in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper. The gilt to the binding is unusually bright (often found dulled) and the edges are clean; ownership inscription to half-title. The jacket has some inoffensive rubbing, toning to the rear panel, some gentle wear to the crown of the spine. A very good to near fine copy. This variant example features the text 'author'sskill' with the spatial error within the Irish Times review, plus the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. No inscriptions and no price-clipping. An attractive copy, housed in a custom-made clamshell box. .Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end. Gilbert A2a (1.1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLATONE, IL FEDONE O DELL'IMMORTALITA DELL'ANIMA

      Dante Alighieri, ROMA-NAPOLI-CITTA DI CASTELLO 1954 - ITALIANO Copertina con fioritura, così come alla quarta. Titolo con segni a penna. Dorso stanco lievemente consumato alle estremità. Usura da scaffalatura. Pagine leggibili ben conservate, con lieve ingiallimento ai bordi. Prime 14 pagine con piccolo strappo al taglio di piede. Frontespizio con bollo SIAE in rilievo. Tagli con fioritura.

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        Pictures From an Institution

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 277 pages. Hardcover with a green, orange, and black dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket shows some wear with some brief edge tears and creases. Spine ends on the jacket show some creasing and brief chips. Jacket is price-clipped. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Jarrell's simple and neat signature is on the front flyleaf. Text is sound and clean.

      [Bookseller: Pages Past Used and Rare Books]
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        THE COMING OF MR. QUIN a SIGNED short story by Agatha Christie from The Saint Detective Magazine.

      King-Size Publications inc., New York. 1954 - A very nice copy of the Saint Magazine from March 1954. Includes a SIGNED Agatha Christie short story, The Coming Of Mr. Quin. 160 tanned pages with none loose, torn or missing. Staples all present. Outer covers attached. Other authors include Dorothy L Sayers, Hugh Walpole, Leslie Ford, Frank Kane and Leslie Charteris. Rare signed copy as this is probably a one-off. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Books and Collectables]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspective for a Three Family Dwelling on the N.W. Corner of 18th St. and De Haro St., San Francisco. (Current address likely 470 Carolina or 555 De Haro St.)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, September - November, 1954.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 7 sheets. Job #237. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Horse and his Boy

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1954 - The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis, Geoffrey Bles, London 1954,A first edition of this classic C. S. Lewis book of the Narnia series. A Horse and his Boy is in very good condition with a unclipped dust jacket. With black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Original pale blue cloth boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. Clean boards with little wear. Fading on the edges and a darkened spine. Map illustrated end papers with mild browning panels. Previous owners signature on the half title page in green felt pen. The contents are clean and bindings are tight. The dust jacket is clean and browned. Mild chipping on the spine ends and fold edges. Darkening of the spine and browning of the folds. 2cm light red mark on the rear cover. 8vo 199pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        David Ben-Gurion

      October 13, 1954. Autograph Letter Signed <I>“D. Ben-Gurion”</I> in Hebrew, one page, 4.5” x 8.25”. Lightweight paper; numbered <I>“42”</I> from Ben-Gurion’s writing pad. Sdeh Boker, Israel, October 13, 1954. To Ze’ev Zanfet, Kfar Hayarok. Rough edges. Very good condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“The many troubles here prevented me from replying to your letter immediately. I will not be able to write a special critical article on the subject. There is nothing to be critical about – rather a call for a settlement mission. You should act so that the newspaper participates. Preparing a large settlement operation of young people and discharging soldiers. In approximately one month, there will be a convention of the candidates for this settlement.”</I> With original envelope addressed in another hand to Zanfet in Hebrew, postmarked Israeli postage stamp, Ben-Gurion’s name and kibbutz penned on verso, not by Ben-Gurion.<br /><br />“Haaretz” is Israel’s oldest daily newspaper. From a 2009 story by Amos Harel on Haaretz.com, in part, “An educational presentation about the 1954 Lavon affair prepared by the Military Intelligence history and heritage division found that MI had not sufficiently trained the members of the sabotage unit, who were mostly amateurs and included several Egyptian Jews, and had failed to give them cover stories, plan escape routes or otherwise plan for the possibility that they would be caught … The Lavon affair … was a plan to discredit Egypt’s government, then headed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, by bombing theaters, post offices and U.S. and British institutions, and making it seem as though Egypt was behind the bombings. The thinking in Israel at the time was that if the British were to give up control of the Suez Canal, it would be left in Egypt’s hands, putting Cairo in a better position to exert pressure on Israel. The agents were told ‘to undermine the West’s trust in the [Egyptian] government by causing public insecurity’ while concealing Israel’s role in the sabotage. However, the agents were caught. One committed suicide in prison, two were hanged and four got long prison terms…”<br /><br />The bombings and capture of the Israeli agents took place in July 1954. In a Commission of Inquiry into the Affair published in December 1960, Pinhas Lavon, the Defense Minister at the time of the capture of the spies in 1954, was declared not guilty of authorizing the operation. Motke Ben-Tzur, head of a section of Military Intelligence in 1954, had been dismissed in October 1954, at the time Ben-Gurion wrote this letter. Pinhas Lavon resigned from the post of Defense Minister on January 2, 1955 and was succeeded by Ben-Gurion himself. Binyamin Gibli, the Director of Military Intelligence, was also replaced. By the end of 1955, Ben-Gurion was again Prime Minister.

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        CASINO ROYALE

      Macmillan, New York 1954 - Dark green cloth stamped in red. Small soft crease at foot of spine, else fine, corners sharp, no owner names. Dust jacket has rubbed chips to spine ends, with one inch tear to bottom rear spine fold; red portion of spine sunned to pink; small tears and small chip to top edge of front panel; front flap corners clipped by publisher as they did for a time, with $2.75 price printed vertically, making this the usual second issue jacket. The first issue, with unclipped corners but same price, is quite rare. In all, good to VG-. but still respectable in appearance. Modest print run, poor sales, scarce today. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Studi sul Capitale

      ROMA: EDIZIONI RINASCITA, 1954. Brossura. DISCRETO. 11,5 18. Piccola Biblioteca Marxista USATO

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        Life History of Ulysses Sordet Demoulin [with] History of the Demoulin Family

      LOOSE_LEAF. Greenville, 1954. Loose 8.5 x 11 sheets with text on rectos only. Two work sby Ulysses Sordet Demoulin of Greenville, Illinois. The life history contains much material on settler life in Jamestown, Illinois. He then tried his hand at mining in Colorado before moving to the Imperial Valley of California in 1903, then returning to farm in St. Louis, returning to California, then back to Illinois near the end of his life. With material on agriculture in California, farming, etc. Unrecorded. The second work is a genealogy of the Demoulin family, also unrecorded. Both titles in excellent condition with normal light wear. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1954. First Edition.

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