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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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      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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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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      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.

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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]

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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.

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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, 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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      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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        防空常識挂图.[Fang kong chang shi gua tu].[Chinese Propaganda Poster Set (Incomplete) - Air Defence Common Knowledge].

      [北京].[Beijing].: No publication details.. (circa1970).. Coloured Chinese Air Defence broken run of 5 posters. Each poster in this small collection is numbered. The collection is made up of poster numbers 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16. The posters are in secondhand condition. Two are poorer condition than the others as there is loss along a margin of each, although this loss does not affecting the images themselves. There is creasing and wear and tear particularly at edges and one poster is damp stained. There are some tape repairs on the reverse, one Text in Chinese. Poster sheets measure appoximately 54 x 77.5 cm. Poster no. 10 shows 3 images which demonstrate the methods which could be used to fire at enemy aeroplanes. The images are accompanied by detailed instructions. The speed and size of the aeroplane, and the angle from which the shot is taken and the distance from the target are all taken into consideration. A chart in the centre gives details of how to prepare in advance for shooting an enemy aircraft. The chart gives details of how to calculate the plane's length taking into account its size and distance to make sure of an accurate shot. Poster no. 11 shows 3 images which demonstrate methods to fire at enemy paratroopers, again with detailed instructions of how to do this. A chart in the centre gives details of how to prepare in advance for shooting an enemy aircraft. The chart gives details of how to calculate the plane's length taking into account its size and distance to make sure of an accurate shot. Poster no. 12 depicts 5 images showing various anti-aircraft firing positions. They are: position for one person to lift and stabilise the rifle while the other person aims; position aided by fortification; position aided by tree branches; position aided by walls; and kneeling position. Poster no. 13 includes 5 images showing two squads (rifle shooting squad and machine gun shooting squad) who are in charge of the anti-aircraft placement and the three main targeted aircraft (bomber, military cargo aircraft and helicopter) which these squads wish to shoot. Poster no. 16 includes 6 images showing plans and the actions required to rescue, perform urgent repairs, and maintain law and order. Each with detailed instructions. It suggests: to report to the relevant government agency and evacuate nearby civilians unexploded bombs are discovered; during air strikes, lay down perimeters around shops to prevent from looting; to restore transportation by clearing roads immediately after air raids; to urgently repair damaged electric wires and water pipes; the major patrol sites: factories, shops, warehouses, dams, bridges and the power station, and to arrest suspects if necessary; to put out fire immediately and to make sure the safety of the civilians are the most important. 中國人民解放軍總參謀部動員部[Mobilization Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] was first formed in 1954 and later joined with 中国人民解放军总参谋部军务部 [Military Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] to form a joint division in 1969. The Division returned to its original name in 1975. .

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        The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Rings-The Two Towers- The Return of the King.

      London George Allen and Unwin -5 1954 - First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., first editions, publisher's uniform red cloth, spines lettered and stamped in gilt; top edges stained red, comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring, 423, [1, colophon] pp., signature mark "4" at the bottom of page 49; map tipped to rear endpaper, ownership signature, light offsetting to endpapers and rear hinge just starting, [together with:] The Two Towers, 352 pp., map tipped to rear endpaper, over-opened at pages 64-65 and pages 144-145, causing a couple sprung gatherings, with light foxing on preliminary and terminal leaves [and] The Return of the King, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page forty-nine and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11], 416 pp., map attached to rear endpaper, boards slightly bowed, page edges lightly foxed, occasional minor over-opening, topstain faded, crease along upper edge of page 415/416, professionally restored original dust-jackets, upper corners of first softly bumped, the third title in second state with reviewer blurbs for the first two titles on the rear flap, price clipped, all three with light fading to spine panels, still an attractive, very good set. At first, Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings to be a children's tale in the style of The Hobbit, but it quickly grew darker and more serious in the writing. Though a direct sequel to The Hobbit, it addressed an older audience, drawing on the immense back-story of Beleriand that Tolkien had constructed in previous years, and which eventually saw posthumous publication in The Silmarillion and other volumes. Tolkien's influence weighs heavily on the fantasy genre that grew following the success of The Lord of the Rings. Hammond and Anderson A5 i, ii, iii. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings Being: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954, 1954, 1955.. [Fantasy classic]. FIRST EDITIONS, First impressions; signature '4' and 'sagging' type on p.49 of 'The Return', folding maps at rear of each volume. 3 volumes. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spines, red tint to top edges, in original dust-wrappers. No inscriptions, bookplates or ownership marks, all prices present. Some toning/spotting to endpapers otherwise clean within, cloth lightly handled, red topstain unfaded. Jackets with uniform wear, a little toned to spines, lightly chipped/frayed to extremities, some discreet archival strips to reverse side simply to stabilise tears at folds (not in-filled, touched-up or re-coloured). Overall a natural, used set with a most respectable appearance. Following the hugely successful children's book 'The Hobbit' (1937), Tolkien found himself under intense pressure to produce a sequel, despite wanting to publish different stories from the vast mythological landscape he had been creating since encountering the 'Kalevala' in his teenage years. Eventually these two forces came together to produce the long-expected sequel, set amidst momentous events at the end of the Third Age of Middle Earth, together with many details of the languages, legends and pedigrees he had created from scratch in order fill what he considered a great hole in England's mythological past. Possibly the greatest Fantasy Novel the English-speaking world has yet seen.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        FARLIG MIDSOMMAR (English title: Moominsummer Madness).

      Helsinki: Holger Schildts Förlafg. 1954. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. Illustrated by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright with very light creasing at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example of this very scarce title, seldom encountered in this condition. The correct first printing of the fourth Moomin book, published in Helsinki by Schildts, the Stockholm printing was issued later in the same year. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      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. Binding: Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        History of Economic Analysis

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Precedes the UK issue.) 1260 p. Light blue cloth with silver lettering. Very Good condition. Back flap of jacket laid in, otherwise gone. Clean pages-- no marks in text or bookplates, etc. Light bumping to corners, very light soiling to cloth. Front hinge starting. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      Paris: Gallimard, (1954). 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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Sammlung von 1075 Belegen aus ca. 1948-1965

      1075 Belege, teils kartoniert (mit Gebrauchsspuren / zahlreiche Dubletten dabei) - Enthalten unter anderem: HHA-Haduy, Hamburger Hochbahn AG-Wochenkarte / Sammelkarten / Stadtwerke Braunschweig / Kraftpostfahrschein von Flensburg bis Rinkensens / Essener Straßenbahn / Antrag von Ausgabe für Schülerkarten / Sozialmark der Deutschen Bundesbahn "Beföhrderungszulässig" / Stuttgarter Straßenbahn / Würzburger Straßenbahn / Kraftfahrverkehr Celle / Celler Straßenbahn / Bahnkarte Oberursel / Burg Lübeck / Servieta Automobilistica Dolomiti / Platzkarte München-Villah / Weserland (Sylt) / Goslar bis Celle / Lachendorf bis Goslar / Fahrkartenheftchen / Berechtigungsausweis zur Mitfahrt auf Lokomotiven für Ing. Riemschneider / Bremszettel / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof nach Windhausen / Offenbach Hauptbahnhof nach Rendsburg / Reisegepäck Versicherung / Frachtbrief in Löschumschlag / Magdeburg bis Schönbeck / Große Hafenrundfahrt Hamburg / Dienstfahrplan Peine-Ilsede / Dampfschiffahrt "Colonia" Köln-Zellerfeld / Hildesheim / Bad Dürheim-Oggersheim / Speisewagen Rechnung aus 1954 / Hamburg-Altona-Stuttgart / Goslar-Hahndorf / Antrag auf Ausgabe von Arbeiterrückfahrkarten / Bebra-Salzburg / Liliputhbahn / Stadtwerke Remscheid / Bremen Hauptbahnhof / Straßenbahn Halle / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof-Wolfsburg / Braunschweig-Schaffhausen-Basel u.s.w.

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi per i Ginnasi Superiori, gl'Istituti Magistrali e i Licei Scientifici - Esercizi

      A. Morano Editore - Napoli, NAPOLI 1954 - Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi INTERLINGUE Stato discreto, volume in parte intonso, coperta in cartoncino,firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, macchie, fioritura sparsa, bordo e punte leggermente usurati, dorso con lacerazione, tagli bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, pochi segni di matita al margine del testo. II volume Esercizi della collana Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi. III edizione. Lingue: Italiano, Latino.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Mémoires de la Fédération des Sociétés Savantes du Département de l'Aisne. T.I à T.LV

      Chauny (Aisne), Ets A. Baticle puis Maubeuge Imprimerie Triangle Bleu, 1954-2010. - 55 vol. in-8 br. couvrant la période de 1954 à 2010. Qqs pâles rousseurs au dos de certains vol., sinon très bon état d'ensemble. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Race Rock [The Author's Copies]

      NY/London: Harper/Secker & Warburg. 1954. Matthiessen's own copies of both the first edition and the first British edition of his first book, a novel, written while he was living in Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Unmarked, but both copies are from the library of the author. The American edition is mottled and foxed; a good copy only, in a fair dust jacket with several small chips and split unevenly at the front flap and the spine. The British edition is foxed and musty, a good copy, with portions of the dust jacket (front cover, front flap) laid in. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lucky Jim

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Kingsley Amis on the title page, Inscribed "Doubleday chucked me out after this / to Michael Curtis." Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket shows toning, rubbing, light edge wear, light soiling and light staining to the spine panel, short splits at ends of spine folds. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        David Ben-Gurion

      October 13, 1954. Autograph Letter Signed “D. Ben-Gurion” in Hebrew, one page, 4.5” x 8.25”. Lightweight paper; numbered “42” from Ben-Gurion’s writing pad. Sdeh Boker, Israel, October 13, 1954. To Ze’ev Zanfet, Kfar Hayarok. Rough edges. Very good condition.In full, “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 â€

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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