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        The Conquest of Everest

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

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

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

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        Fahrenheit 451

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

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        Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar with Drawings by Ben Shahn

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

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        Hommage à L'écriture . Alphabet Hébreu précédé D'un Texte Extrait Du Zohar et Suivi De Notes Du graveur.

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

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        The Alphabet of Creation. An ancient legend from the Zohar with drawings by Ben Shahn.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: N & A Smiles]
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        THE ALPHABET OF CREATION AN ANCIENT LEGEND FROM THE ZOHAR .

      New York: Printed at the Spiral Press and Published by Pantheon, [1954]. - Small quarto. Rough-woven cloth, stamped in red, lettered in gilt. A fine copy in slipcase, the latter with a bit of wear to corners. First edition. Illustrations and lettering by Ben Shahn. One of five hundred numbered copies (of 550), printed on Rives at the Spiral Press and signed by Shahn. The text is the translation by Maurice Samuel.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        A is for Annabelle.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Dr. Seuss signs his sixth book, Horton Hatches the Egg, and adds the inscription, <i>?For ROBERT / With Best Wishes ? Dr. Seuss?</i><br>

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Mes caravanes.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les Yeux et la Mémoire. Poème

      Gallimard, Paris 1954 - [Poésie]. Édition originale (Éo). 1/17 premiers exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande. [5]. Le livre est dédié " A l'auteur / du / Cheval roux " [Elsa Triolet]. Table : I. - Il n'y aura pas de jugement dernier. II. - Que la vie en vaut la peine. III. - Les Vêpres interrompues. IV. - Je plaide pour les rues et les bois d'aujourd'hui. V. - Nocturne des frères divisés. VI. - L'Enfer. VII. - Le Peuple. VIII. - On vient de loin. IX. - Comment l'eau devient claire. X. - Sacre de l'avenir. XI. - Le 19 juin 1954. XII. - L'Enfant. XIII. - L'Ombre et le mulet. XIV. - Pareils à ceux qui s'aiment. XV. Chant de la paix. Notes. [Achevé d'imprimer par l'Imprimerie Floch Mayenne (2983) le 19 octobre 1954 N° d'éd. : 4.476. Dépôt lég. : 4e trim. 1954 Imprimé en France] [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Erwan de Kerangué]
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        The Famous Boating Party

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

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

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

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        The Chain of Life

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

      [Bookseller: Arty Bees Books]
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        Songs of Innocence

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        MARIA

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked one or two light spots but a very nice copy indeed in the very lightly nicked dust jacket with a short tear at one fold and some mild tongin and a few spots to the verso. A superior copy. First edition, first impression. This is Golding&#39;s first and best known novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Grand Prix Car Vol. I & II

      London: Motor racing Publications, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Vol. I 1954. DJ chipped at head and tail of spine, corners and fore-edge. Not price clipped and protected in Mylar. Newspaper stain to front free end paper, rest of text block very good. Vol. II 1954. DJ chipped at head and tail of spine, corners and fore-edge. Not price clipped and protected in Mylar. Text block very good. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.& &

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        Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar

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

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        Exploration of the Moon

      London: Frederick Muller Ltd,, 1954. Illustrations by R. A. Smith. Text by Arthur C. Clarke. Tall quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. 45 plates of which 8 are in colour. Extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers tanned, occasional minor mark to text. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American playwright and screenwriter Howard E. Koch on the front free endpaper, "To Howard Koch, with all good wishes - Arthur Clark". Howard Koch conducted an interview with Arthur C. Clark as an introduction for The Panic Broadcast, his 1970 book on his experience collaborating with Orson Welles on the latter&#39;s legendary radio show The War of the Worlds (1938). Koch&#39;s book was adapted in 1975 into a TV film entitled The Night That Panicked America. Koch worked as a screenwriter on a plethora of Hollywood classics, most notably Casablanca, but was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 and moved to the UK where he worked under the pseudonyms "Peter Howard" and "Anne Rodney". An attractive association copy of this richly illustrated book on the future of space exploration as it stood in 1954, 14 years before the first landing on the moon.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Petite Cosmogonie Portative. Lithographies Originales d&#39;Andre Marchand

      (Paris): Les Francs - Bibliophiles, 1954. No. 163 of 170 copies and 1 of 28 separate suites of lithographs on Malacca Blanc. Signed in the colophon by the artist, Andre Marchand. Text and plates are loose in a chemise housed in a slipcase. The separate suite of plates is housed in a chemise which is housed in a portfolio. The portfolio of the separate suite of plates shows a little wear. Internally and externally fine. 4to. 151 pp. plus 36 full page b/w lithographs, 27 b/w lithographs in the text and 6 green decorated initials. Separate suite of plates as well. Chemises and boxes for the book and separate suite of plates have lithographs by the artist on front and back covers. From the colophon:"Ce Livre, Illustre De 71 Lithographies Originales Et Realise Sous La Direction De H.-J. Donon-Maigret Et De E. Simon, A Ete Acheve D&#39;Imprimer Le 26 Aout 1954, Sur Les Presses De Fequet Et Baudier Pour La Typographie Et Sur Celles De E.. Et J. Desjobert Pour Les Lithographies, A 170 Exemplaires Sur Papier Pur Chiffon D&#39;Arches. Il ete Tire A Part 38 Suites Completes, Dont 10 Sur Japon Verge Et 28 Sur Malacca Blanc. Les Pierres Lithographiques Ont Ete Effacees Apres Tirage. Tous Les Exemplaires Ont Ete Signes Par L&#39;Artiste.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        Rivista della Fondazione "Origine". Direzione Ettore Colla, Emilio Villa (poi solo Colla). Direttore responsabile Ascanio Ascani

      1954/58 1954 - cm 34,5x24,5, pag (24) ca. a fascicolo, br edit ill, comp.te ill prev.te in b/n. Disponibili: - 1954?, nn. 8/9: Arti Visive (Anagrafe per gli eroi), Colla (Bill), Colla (Arte astratta come percettività), E. Villa (Esposizioni e opere nuove), Bragaglia (Le vie dl teatro astrattista), E. Villa (Stazione Termini il grande fregio), Marchiori (Vedova), Salzmann (The contemporary non-figurative art scene in America), E. Villa (Refe), ecc. Con tavole a pp in b/n di Bill e Burri. - 1954, novembre, nuova serie, n. 1: Vedova, E. Villa (Turcato, Nuvolo), Grohmann (Uhlmann), Matta (Capogrossi), E. Villa (Noi e la preistoria), Giovenale (Pittura americana oggi), ecc. - 1955?, nuova serie, n. 2: Hundertwasser (Arte come transautomatico), Lewis (Nicholson), Arti Visive (Architettura d'oggi in America, Bice Lazzari), E. Villa (Decollages di Rotella), ecc. Con una tavola a col a pp di Carla Accardi. - 1955?, nuova serie, n. 3/4: Lewis (Hilton), Serpan (Dova), E. Villa (Marcarelli, Colla, Vedova, Burri), E. Villa (Lettera agli amici pittori), ecc. - 1956?, nuova serie, n. 5: Biennale 1956, Marchiori (Villon), Efrati (Afro), Pittori e scultori italiani, Pittori americani, ecc. Un piccolo ritaglio a pag 5/6. - 1957?, nuova serie, nn. 6/7: Numero dedicato a Gorky, Drudi (Mirko), Perilli (Mondrian), ecc. - 1958?, nuova serie, ultimo numero, senza numerazione: Pittori e scultori d'oggi (bellissime riproduzioni in b/n di opere di Accardi, Burri, Dorazio, Afro, Sanfilippo, Santomaso, Bertini, De Kooning, Dova, Colla, Kline, Tobey, Scialoja, Tot, Consagra, Turcato, Novelli, Scarpitta, Marca-Relli, ecc e tre meravigliose tavole appl. di opere di Corpora, Vedova, Capogrossi. La collezione

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        Vintage Bettie Page Contact Sheet

      Miami: n.p., 1954. A vintage 8 by 10 silver gelatin contact sheet, circa 1954 and printed then or within a short time thereafter, by the great Bunny Yeager, from an early session with perhaps her most famous model, the mysterious and profoundly affecting Bettie Page. In near fine condition, with some minor edge wear and a few surface creases and minor imperfections to the print; then too, as a working document, it was not printed to publication or reproduction standards and so shows dust marks and the other small, common blemishes of a work print. However, it is a vintage print, with the distinct feature of a matte finsh that characterizes the photographer&#39;s work of that era. (Later printings of the contact sheets, if they happened, were on a glossier paper.) Additionally, the print is signed by Bunny on the reverse. There are few more influential, important and enduring associations betwen artist and model than the one between Bunny Yeager and Bettie Page; perhaps Bert Stern and Marilyn Monroe qualifies as well. It can be argued that Irving Klaw&#39;s role in establishing the Bettie Page mystique, while important, was not any more important than Bunny Yeager&#39;s; Ms. Yeager&#39;s photographs of Bettie had a sunnier, more optimistic aspect that balanced Klaw&#39;s darker, more overtly sexual work, and that the counterbalance of the two made Bettie what she was. Vintage prints of this era, either contact or release prints, are extremely uncommon, and vintage prints of Bettie Page are even more so. Price on request.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Eisenhower typed letter signed on White House stationery, about an anonymous gift given to the wife and family of his deceased Staff Secretary, \"Pete\" Carroll

      Typed letter signed \"DE\" in black ink, 1 pp, White House stationery, dated December 22, 1954, 7.125\" x 10.375\". Touching letter sent to Maj. Gen. Wilton B. Persons, known as \"Jerry\", Eisenhower writes about the anonymous donations of several friends and co-workers of Paul T. \"Pete\" Carroll, who died suddenly of a heart attack while working as Eisenhower\'s Staff Secretary.In full: \"Dear Jerry: As you are one of the small group who joined together to make a Christmas gift for Pete Carroll\'s children, I want to tell you of the results of our joint effort. On Monday I asked Ruth and the boys to come in to see Mamie and me. I then told her of our idea and gave her the original of the enclosed letter, together with a check for more than $18,000. Fifty friends joined in this gift. It seemed a happier thing not to give Ruth the donors\' names and amounts. Needless to say, she was tremendously moved by the gift. If she knew the identity of such donors she would individually express her gr

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing Inc, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Works Publishing, 1954. First Edition, Fifteenth Printing. In About Very Good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Clean text, though pages are age toned and have a light storage odor to them. Front free end paper shows evidence of previous owner name written in pencil and erased. Foxing to and papers. Cloth shows light edge wear, rubbing and mottling, with light rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. A nice copy overall; An early printing of this A.A. cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A unique presidential free frank of Dwight D. Eisenhower

      The envelope is postmarked \"Palm Springs Calif. Feb. 18 1954 6:30 PM\" and is signed \"Dwight D. Eisenhower\" in blue ink in the upper left corner. The \"free\" is in pencil. The envelope is addressed to John H. Thompson of Torrington, California.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Aspect du terrain en Indochine du Nord

      [Saigon: ?dition du Service cartographique des F.T.E.O.. Avrile 1954.]. "First edition, large square 4to, pp. [117]; photographic illustrations throughout; some wear, a few short splits in the wrapper extremities, else very good in original brown wrappers printed in black on the upper cover. At head of title: Forces terrestres du Nord Vietnam. 2. Bureau. Issued during the final battle for France in Vietnam at Dien Bien Phu. &#11;&#11;Cornell, Arizona, and Michigan only in OCLC."

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        Young Adam

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original card wrappers printed in orange and black. Backstrip a little cocked, some very minor soiling to wrappers, light spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. From the library of Trocchi&#39;s close friend Alex Neish and with the latter&#39;s pencil signature on the half-title. As editor of the Scottish magazine Jabberwock (he would later be the editor of Sidewalk) Alex Neish published the first chapter of William Burroughs&#39;s Naked Lunch in 1959, after Allen Ginsberg sent him the manuscript without Burroughs&#39;s approval. Although Neish never published Trocchi he was an early champion of his work and convinced John Calder to publish him. After Trocchi jumped bail in the US - where he had been prosecuted for selling heroin to a minor - and made his way back to Scotland Neish provided him with a roof at his flat in Edinburgh until Trocchi hit the drugs again and went to London. Neish is also known as one the world&#39;s foremost collectors of British pewter. Published one year after the Maurice Girodias founded the Olympia Press, the first edition of Young Adam is, at Girodias&#39;s request, a highly &#39;sexed-up&#39; version of Trocchi&#39;s original text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photographie inédite

      1954 - Photographie inédite de Céline, au format 12 X 9 cm prise dans le jardin de Meudon en compagnie de madame Dubuc qui fut proche d&#146;Albert Paraz, datée au dos « Meudon 1954 » Cliché en parfait état de conservation. © Librairie D&#146;un livre l&#146;autre, reproduction strictement interdite.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. [10] pp 11-423 [1] [map] The first edition of the first volume of J R R Tolkien&#39;s Lord of the Rings trilogy, bound in the publisher&#39;s red cloth with the red stain along the top edge as called for. This first edition is slightly better than very good condition. The book is square; the red cloth is unmarked. The gilt lettering to the spine has faded slightly with little bumps to the upper corners of the boards. Internally the book is fine and complete with the map to the rear and a small ownership signature at the top of the first blank. A very good copy of a book which was produced in a relatively short print run of only 1500. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

      [Bookseller: Modernfirsteditions Ltd]
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        OBSESSION [DOMANDA DI GRAZIA] (1954)

      C.E.I.A.P. 1954 - Vintage original 54 ½ x 74" (139 x 188 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Michele Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven, dir: Jean Delannoy; CEIAP. An absolutely stunning portrait of the great film actress Michele Morgan by Ballester. A film noir style based on the short story SILENT AS A GRAVE by Cornell Woolrich, and perhaps the best filmed version of this story. This version was set in a Parisian circus and told the story of how a woman attempts to save her husband, who is sentenced to death. French star Morgan enjoyed a successful run in Hollywood films during the 1940s and still lives today, in France. On linen, VERY GOOD-FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Preliminary Chart of the Farasan Islands principally from a compilation by Lieut. G. M. Stitt, R. N., H. M. S. "Dahlia" 1927.

      London, published at the Admiralty, 1954.. 1025 x 700 mm. Scale 1:206,000.. Engraved chart showing the Farasan Islands, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. Chart of the Farasan Islands, published at the Admiralty in 1929, revised in 1954. Signs of contemporary use. Folded.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Venoge

      Nordmann et Béguin 1954 - Avec les 3 hors-textes de R.Th.Bosshardt, signés. Un des 500 ex. numérotés. Imprimé spécialement pour: NN Signé par l'auteur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ShepherdsBook]
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        Adarga Catalana. Arte Heráldica y Prácticas Reglas Del Blasón, Con Ejemplos De Las Piezas Esmaltes y Ornatos De Que Se Compone Un Escudo, Interior y Exteriormente.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1954 - XXXpp. - 1 h. - 146 pp. - frontis grabado y 9 láminas al aguafuerte, una de ellas plegada - y - 206 pp. y 20 láminas al aguafuerte. =Muy cuidada edición de sólo 175 ejs. =Esmerada imprenta sobre muy buen papel de hilo. =Magnífica obra sobre heráldica . =Muy buena reimpresión de la primera edición que data de 1753. Excelente encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. Lomera con florones y corte superior dorado. Size: 3 Tomos En 1 Vol. En Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Le Livre de la Danse

      Paris: Les Editions Du Journal Musical Francais,, 1954. Quarto. Bound for presentation in yellow cloth with red morocco label, original upper wrap bound in. Full-page illustration by Maillol as frontispiece, 54 half-tone plates from photographs, numerous illustrations to the text in black and white and in sanguine, some full-page. Very good - First edition. A fine presentation copy, boldly inscribed on the half title page "Pour Mademoiselle Genevieve Mome / grande Amie de l&#39;Art Choregraphique / en Cordial Souvenir de Serge Lifar / Cannes 1970," and further enhanced by an elaborate and colourful original drawing of a dancer in coloured pens to the first free endpaper, initialled by Lifar. A highly unusual item from the choreographer and dancer of Diaghilev&#39;s Ballets Russes. In 1929, he became director of the Paris Opera Ballet, and there created over 50 ballets, including the path-breaking "Icare" (1935), which was written to be danced without music.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Picasso and the Human Comedy

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. First American edition. Near fine in a just about near fine unclipped jacket, with the jacket showing slight edgewear, rubbing, a touch of wear to the spine at crown. No markings or inscriptions. Tightly bound and complete, this is the American edition of Verve 29/30 in a double number. 180 drawings, of which the required 16 are present in lithograph. Not often found in a jacket.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings. SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP; 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Allen & Unwin, [1954]8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with a large folding map in red and black, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original red cloth, gilt back, red top (lightly faded as usual), a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in December 1954, five months after the first edition. 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED (as against 3000 of the first edition). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The request for reprint after so short a time took the printer Jarrolds by surprise, for against instruction they had allowed the type of the first edition to be dispersed. This second impression had therefore to be reset swiftly to meet demand, and Tolkien was not asked to read a new proof. As a result, although four corrections were made to the text of the first edition, many new errors were introduced, several of which remained in place for many years. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Hammond, p.97.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Find a Victim

      Alfred A. Knopf 1954 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.75 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Previous owner's name inscribed on the front free endpaper. A nice, bright, square copy. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some chipping at the corners and spine ends. A closed tear on the bottom of the front panel. Light soiling. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        THE SAGA OF TOM HORN. THE STORY OF A CATTLEMEN&#39;S WAR WITH PERSONAL NARRATIVES, NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIES. ILLUSTRATED WITH THE PAGEANT OF PERSONALITIES

      Powder River Publishers, [1954]., 1954. First, unexpurgated edition. Cloth, 277pp., illustrated, index. "A thorough study of the trial and execution of Tom Horn...A threatened law suit required the author and publisher to rewrite and replace seven pages of illustrations and text after the volume had been printed and bound, but before it was released. These changes were made by cutting out the deletions and tipping in new sheets. The text pages of 13 and 54 were changed as well as several of the illustrations." Horn was famous as a scout against the Apaches, fought in Arizona&#39;s Pleasant Valley War and was a Pinkerton detective before he allegedly became a hired killer of rustlers and homesteaders for the big cattlemen of Wyoming. This is the definitive work on the subject. The rare unexpurgated edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. &#4;HERD 1287. SIX GUNS 1256. ADAMS 150 92.

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        The Desert Music, and Other Poems

      New York: Random House, 1954 First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Publisher&#39;s beige cloth over pale green boards, light tan title label lettered in black and red to the spine; in the publisher&#39;s original glassine dust jacket and light green slipcase. A fine copy with bright and fresh interior; glassine with a hint of wear to the spine head, faint toning to the spine, slipcase with a small spot of soiling, else fine. An exceptional and beautiful copy. The Desert Music is a collection of 13 of Williams&#39; poems written between the years 1949-1954. Specifically, it includes "The Descent," "To Daphne and Virginia," "The Yellow Flower," "The Garden," "The Artist," and "Work in Progress," among others. The verses are primarily written in his triadic-line format, a variation on a line-break pattern in which Williams divided each long line into three smaller, free-verse pieces. The poems in Desert Music are divided into three untitled sections, with the final section containing the titular "Desert Music," a poem Williams presented at the Harvard Assembly in June, 1951. Subsequently, Williams was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings. SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP; 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Allen & Unwin, [1954]. 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with a large folding map in red and black, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original red cloth, gilt back, red top (lightly faded as usual), a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in December 1954, five months after the first edition. 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED (as against 3000 of the first edition). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The request for reprint after so short a time took the printer Jarrolds by surprise, for against instruction they had allowed the type of the first edition to be dispersed. This second impression had therefore to be reset swiftly to meet demand, and Tolkien was not asked to read a new proof. As a result, although four corrections were made to the text of the first edition, many new errors were introduced, several of which remained in place for many years. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Hammond, p.97. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        Exploration of the Moon. Illustrations by R. A. Smith. Text by Arthur C. Clarke.

      London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1954 - Tall quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. Extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers tanned, occasional minor mark to text. An excellent copy. 45 plates of which 8 are in colour. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American playwright and screenwriter Howard E. Koch on the front free endpaper, "To Howard Koch, with all good wishes - Arthur Clark". Howard Koch conducted an interview with Arthur C. Clark as an introduction for The Panic Broadcast, his 1970 book on his experience collaborating with Orson Welles on the latter's legendary radio show The War of the Worlds (1938). Koch's book was adapted in 1975 into a TV film entitled The Night That Panicked America. Koch worked as a screenwriter on a plethora of Hollywood classics, most notably Casablanca, but was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 and moved to the UK where he worked under the pseudonyms "Peter Howard" and "Anne Rodney". An attractive association copy of this richly illustrated book on the future of space exploration as it stood in 1954, 14 years before the first landing on the moon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ANTE- PROYECTO PARA EL ABASTECIMIENTO DE TANGER CON AGUA DEL RIO M HARHAR ( DOCE CARPETAS MAS UNA CARPERA DE PLANOS - ESTUDIO COMPLETO)

      - 1954, Casablanca, 29-7 1954, doce carpetas estudio 32x23 mas carpeta con 12 planos desplegablas, 1700 gramos, buen estado

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        Find the Constellations

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1954 date printed on the title page and copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy with the First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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