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        L'Été

      Gallimard, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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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        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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        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.

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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 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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        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.

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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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        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. Binding: Hardcover.

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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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        L'Été

      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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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€

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        The Caves of Steel

      New York: Doubleday, 1954. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Dark Blue Boards, Red Letterin. Good/Very Good DJ. 224 Pp. First Edition Stated. Original Dark Blue Boards Printed In Red, Re-Cased With New Endpapers. Ex-Library Book, Very Worn And Frayed Along Top And Bottom Edges, Small Date Stamp On Copyright Page, Some Staining To Pages And A Few Pages With 1/2" Chips At Top Foredge Corners. Dust Jacket Not Price Clipped ($2.95), No Library Or Other Marks, Bright And Clean, Some Edge Wear, Small Chips At Tips And At Ends Of Spine, With Archival Repairs At Top And Bottom Of Spine ( Doubleday Logo At Bottom Of Spine Has Been Added By Restoration). Nominee In 2004 For The Retroactive Hugo For 1954.

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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper, inscribed to former owner in "Glen Canyon 1981". Very Good with light rubbing at tips, small indent to spine near bottom, light lean to spine, previous owner book plate to front paste down. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.50 intact, light rubbing, light fading to spine panel, light chipping at edges and two repairs made from the verso. The author's first published book, which after an initial publication of 5,000 copies he immediately wanted to disown. It has never been reprinted as per Abbey's request, and signed copies are extremely scarce.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA UNIVERSALE ILLUSTRATA

      DOTTOR FRANCESCO VALLARDI, 1954. ITALIANO 1,19 Elegante volume in mezza legatura con decorazioni in rilievo e titoli d'oro al dorso. Carte di guardia decorate. Illustrazioni in nero nel testo ed alcune a colori fuori testo. Carte geografiche a colori, ripiegate all'interno. Margini delle pagine e dei tagli con lieve ingiallimento. Volume XVII PI-REFUSO. USATO

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        THE DANCING BEARS

      New Haven: Yale University Press(1954). First Edition, Merwin's uncommon second book, this copy SIGNED by the poet., Hardcover, Lower corners very lightly bumped. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXIII Fasc III-IV LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1954. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. USATO

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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle 425 copie numerate sul filo puro Lafuma per ogni copia, testina di stampa dopo 69 Olanda. Leganti in ..., t L'invio autografo datata 11 Novembre 1954 e firmato da Charles De Gaulle Rene Fillon sul primo volume: "In memoria del nostro grande prova". . Piacevoli esemplare arricchito un bel autografo firmato dal generale De Gaulle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 425 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma pour chacun des exemplaires, tirage de tête après 69 Hollande. Reliures en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier vert, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, reliures signées de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe daté du 11 novembre 1954 et signé de Charles De Gaulle à René Fillon sur le premier volume : "En souvenir de notre grande épreuve". .Agréable exemplaire, joliment établi, enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        L'Apocalypse selon Saint Jean.

      Paris et Nice, Imprimatur, 1954. - In-folio, 166p. Monumentale édition au tirage limité à 267 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci, un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Illustré de 26 compositions originales en couleurs de Henry de Waroquier gravées sur bois par Gérard Angiolini. Préliminaire de Robert Rey. Préface de Paul Claudel. Texte établi selon la traduction française de Le Maistre de Sacy. Très bel exemplaire. en feuilles, sous couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55 - Three volumes. Folding map in each volume. Return of the King is second state with sig. 4 and slipped type on p. 49 (this was formerly Hammond&#146;s first state, but the bibliographer has revised his opinion). Original red cloth and printed dust jackets. Bookplate. Fine in very good fine dust jackets with slight wear, minor stains, tanning to the spines. An attractive set. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. This is a very attractive set of the celebrated Lord of the Rings trilogy. The size of the edition was small: The Fellowship of the Ring (3000 copies), The Two Towers (3250 copies), and The Return of the King (7000 copies). Tolkien worked on this epic, not so much a trilogy as a long novel, from the publication of The Hobbit (1937) until the early 1950s. Beginning with the appearance of the second edition of 1966 and the nearly simultaneous appearance of the paperback edition in America, The Lord of the Rings became one of the best-selling works of fiction of the century. This is the &#147;paradigmatic work of modern heroic fantasy. . . . Its success was not immediate, but its publication in paperback was an event sufficiently momentous to transform completely the market situation of heroic fantasy, and hence bring about a new era in its history. The Lord of the Rings made fantasy a significant publishing category and inspired a deluge of new works. The astonishing reception and influence of this work qualify it as one of the most remarkable literary phenomena of the 20th century&#148; (Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        V-2

      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good +/good +. Octavo, 281pp., illustrated. A good or better copy, gently soiled with mild wear at the spine ends. In a good or perhaps better dust jacket ($5.00 price intact) with some creasing and mild chipping along the extremities. Spine less sunned than usually seen on this title. A marvelous copy, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Dornberger to Hans-Georg Clamann, a fellow German scientist who was (along with Dornberger) brought to the US in Operation Paperclip. The three-line inscription is in German and in a rather cryptic hand, but it is easy to read his note below the inscription: "Randolph Field, der 16 Juni 1955." Randolph Field is an Air Force base near San Antonio, which is appropriate, as both of these scientists were brought to the US in the custody of the Air Force just a few years earlier. Signed copies of this book are scarce, and the association makes this an even more desirable example. On a rear free blank there is a somewhat unexpected (considering the book's subject) pencil inscription in French, also dated 1955, with two pasted-in stickers: "Pour mon cheri Valentine 1955 de ta femme qui t'aime." It's unclear how, or if, this relates to the association above. Images of such available upon request.

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        Mémoires de guerre

      first edition, one of the 425 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper Lafuma for each of the copys, drawing of head after 69 Holland paper.Binders, ...autograph dedication of the author autograph dated 11 November 1954 and signed by Charles De Gaulle to René Fillon on the first volume: "In memory of our great ordeal"..Pleasant copy enriched with a beautiful autograph signed by General De Gaulle. Plon Paris 1954-1959 14,5x23cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Schmidt-Uphoff, Hans Erich. - "Komposition (Figuren im Raum)".

      - Farbmonotypie, in Rot, Grün & Schwarzviolett, auf hellbraunem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff. Unikat. 37,6 x 56,8 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 47 x 65 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Kugelschreiber signiert und datiert. - Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff (1911 Neumark in Sachsen - 2002 Dessau). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Bruder des Malers und Grafikers Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein. Lehre als Dekorationsmaler. 1931-33 Besuch der Akademie für Kunstgewerbe in Dresden. Als bildender Künstler Autodidakt. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Dessau. Dort bis 1945 als Grafiker bei Junkers im Flugzeugbau tätig. 1942-45 als Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1945/46 Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1946 in Venedig als Maler tätig. Im selben Jahr Rückkehr nach Dessau, wo er seitdem freischaffend arbeitete. Teilnahme an Ausstellungen des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Halle/Saale. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Correct first in the English language as well.) Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Fore edge has a few small light stains. Bright spine lettering and clean internally: no marks or signs of ownership. Jacket toned, as is typical, and lightly worn along edges with a tiny stain to front panel, creased near top of back panel, price intact ($4.75). A great copy of the acclaimed absurdist play.

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