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        The Intelligent Investor

      HARPER & BROS, NEW YORK 1954 - Dj chipped along edges, crease along top edge, lightly rubbed, and slightly faded spine. Book has gold gilt lettering on spine, b&w illustrations, tight binding, and clean body. Extremely light shelf wear, some pencil underlining on interior pages, and has a small stamp with the previous owner's name on ffep. Great Condition! DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: 272 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind, Preceded by an Epitome of Padma-Sambhava's Biography and Followed by Guru Phadampa Sangay's Teachings According to English Renderings by Sardar Bahadur S.W. Laden La and by the Lamas Karma Sumdhon Paul Lobzang Mingyur Dorje, and Kazi Dawa-Samdup

      Oxford University Press, London 1954 - First edition. With psychological commentary by Dr. C.G. Jung. Octavo. Green cloth gilt. Bookplate of Gordon B. Macfarlane on the front pastedown, some foxing on the foredge and first and last few leaves, and some light spotting on the front board, a very good or better copy in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Evans-Wentz on the front fly: "To Gordon B. Macfarlane with the best wishes of W.Y. Evans-Wentz. San Diego, California 12 July, 1957." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Faber & Faber Ltd. London. 1954. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        [Photographie originale] Umbria, 1954 : tirage argentique d'époque pour l'une des photographies parues dans "Ombrie, terre de saint François" (1955)

      1954. Photo. Illus. by Fulvio Roiter. Très bon. Aucune reliure. In-8. 24,7 x 18,1 cm (image et feuille). Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque sur papier "Agfa-Brovira" produit avant 1945. Cachet du photographe au verso. Issue d'un reportage commandé en 1954 par La Guilde du Livre, cette photographie a été publiée page 19 du livre "Ombrie, terre de saint François", ouvrage paru en 1955 et qui obtiendra le deuxième prix Nadar en 1956. Très beau tirage, rare et en bel état..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        L'Hypocrite sacré ou les Métamorphoses amoureuses de Jupiter.

      COULOUMA 1954 - Illustrations de Marianne CLOUZOT. Paris, Ateliers Coulouma imprimerie, 1954, in-4, plein maroquin noir, plat supérieur figurant Jupiter sous les traits d'un aigle, (Gema). Ce texte de Gabriel Audisio est illustré de 35 gravures sur bois de Marianne CLOUZOT. Le texte a été imprimé sur du papier gris moucheté et les illustrations hors-texte sur du papier noir moucheté. Un des 25 ex. sur Marais pur fil réservé à la société de bibliophiles "Les Amis de Coulouma", orné d'un dessin et d'un envoi de l'illustratrice. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Histoire de la peinture tome I

      Fernand nathan, 1954. in4 Relié jaquette

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        THE ACROBATS. Signed

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1954 Richler, Mordecai. THE ACROBATS. London, Andre Deutsch, 1954. crown 8vo., 204 pp. An about fine copy in dustwrapper showing minor use. The young author's very first novel which he started writing at the age of 19. Neatly signed by Richler on the title page. $975. 00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Green Millennium

      Lion Books Lion Library New York: Lion Books (Lion Library). (1954). First. First paperback edition, previously published in hardcover by Abelard-Schuman. Light rubbing at the extremities, a pretty much fine copy. "Satyrs from outer space on a lusty earthbound spree." Both the hardcover and the Lion Library edition are very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Gibert Jeune, Librairie d'Amateurs,, Paris 1954 - (Codice EK0177) Due volumi in 8º (26,5x20,5 cm) 342(2), 360(2) pp. Pregevole edizione illustrata da Dubout con 160 gustosi e piacevolissimi disegni colorati da Monnier sotto la direzione dell'artista. Tiratura di 3000 esemplari numerati su bella carta distinta avorio vélin des Papetieries de Navarre (esemplare n. 1956). Legatura originale in brossura ornata con disegni di Dubout alla copertina e al dorso, sovraccoperte trasparenti lievemente usate, nel cofanetto originale. Grandi volumi a pieni grandi margini, intonsi. Splendido esemplare proveniente dalla libreria antiquaria Bourlot di cui conserva la scheda applicata alla sguardia del primo volume. Euro 370 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        In The Stretch: A Manual of Handicapping and Betting

      Dodd, Mead & Company. Hardcover. Extremely Scarce! 1954. First Edition. Dodd, Mead & Company., 152 pages. 12 oz. (Light and Medium Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine and gold stamped design of jockey on horse front cover in fair chipped dust jacket) Good Condition. bottom right front corner board lightly bumped with some corner wear, inside Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! In The Stretch: A Manual of Handicapping and Betting by Robert S. Dowst, Horse Racing, Gambling on Horse Races, Biblio . Good. 1954. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Poems 1923-1954

      New York: Harcourt, 1954. First. hardcover. fine. 468pp., thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 rust morocco, marbled boards, gilt-stamped raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1954). First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Strange Concept Car with Beautiful Woman

      1954. Mixed media on charcoal gray composition board. Signed "R. Arbib '54". 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. Highly imaginative concept car by Richard Arbib This unusual, bird-like front design was conceived of and drawn by Richard Arbib. It is clearly a notion derived from something other than other cars and represents an invitation to a world of creature-like vehicles that car manufacturers turned down. It is enticingly odd, and the beautiful, laughing woman leaning against it seems to be there to reassure the fearful viewer. If someone that beautiful and well-dressed is comfortable with it, why shouldn't I?

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Symbol as Need

      [New York]: Fordham University,, Autumn 1954. 5 unfolded leaves stapled together to form a small-quarto-sized pamphlet, with printed card wrappers. Housed in a beige cloth folding chemise with gilt-titled brown morocco label to upper flap. Some light rust-markings from the staples, but the whole in excellent condition. First edition, signed by the author, of Percy's first publication, a scholarly offprint, preceding his first novel, The Moviegoer, by seven years. Percy's monograph is a philosophical disquisition on Susanne Langer's essay, "Feeling and Form".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Life With The Lyons

      Np [BBC] onwards, London 1954 - Six episodes, approx. 40 mimeographed pp., secured with split pins to top left. Edgeworn and a little dusty, some title pages missing, extensive annotations and amendments throughout. First editions. Life With The Lyons was a long-running domestic comedy, scripted around real events and starring real-life husband and wife Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels, 'Hollywood's happiest couple'. Running over eleven series between 1950 and 1961, it spawned two films and three television series, and was one of the first radio comedies to dispense with musical interludes and concentrate entirely on its cast. The Lyons, an American couple, had settled in London during the war; their first radio appearance was in Hi Gang! (1940-1949). Their children Richard and Barbara joined the cast for Life With The Lyons, and the show went on to chronicle the family's ups and downs for more than 300 episodes. The regular supporting cast was Molly Weir, Horace Percival, Hugh Morton and Doris Rogers. The six episodes offered here are: Series 4, Episode 14: Be My Valentine; Series 4, Episode 19: Go To Your Corner (lacking title page); Series 4, Episode 23: A Ghost In The House; Series 5, Episode 18: Second Honeymoon (lacking title page); Series 5, Episode 19: I Can Do It Myself; and Series 6, Episode 21: Come Back A Little, Bebe. Until recently there were just three recorded episodes of Life With The Lyons in the BBC archive. But when these three were broadcast in 2011, a private collector came forward with his own stash -- of more than 200 episodes. Thanks to Mr. Graeme Stevenson, the show is now one of the best represented radio shows from the 1950s in the BBC's holdings.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Guignol's Band

      New York: New Directions,, 1954. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman and Jack T. Nile. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. Spine a little toned, small white spot to upper board, endpapers toned. An excellent copy. From the library of Allen Ginsberg, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "Bought by HG & NC, 1954, San Jose. 1968 – AG". "NC" was, of course, Neal Cassady, who had met Ginsberg and the other Beats in New York in the 1940s and maintained close ties to them after settling in California, with Ginsberg visiting on several occasions. This volume, purchased during one such visit only a few years before Cassady's death, is the first English language edition of Celine's semi-autobiographical novel exploring the life of a French solider invalided during the First World War and living among "thieves, pimps, prostitutes, fakers, junkies, cops, and cut-throats" in London (Commentary, November 1954). It was not a success on its original publication in France in 1944, but the novel's outsider viewpoint and stream-of-consciousness style would certainly have appealed to the Beats, and it contains stylistic similarities to Kerouac's On The Road. A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1954. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout. Spine rolled and a little faded. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and nicked jacket with faded spine panel, closed tears, and a tape repair to the verso. Second edition, originally published in 1950.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1954 "Tartan" - Helix High School, La Mesa, California

      La Mesa, CA: Helix High School, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. Yearbook featuring future actor Dennis Hopper in his senior year of high school. 3 photos of Hopper throughout: his senior year photo, the "Senior Play Committee," and a larger photo where he has been chosen "Most Likely to Succeed" (who edited this thing, Nostrodamus?). Hopper narrowly missed out on other desirable categories, such as "Prettiest Eyes" and "Best Groomed"; our choice would have been "Most Likely to Peep from a Closet While Huffing Nitrous Oxide." This copy belonged to a student on the yearbook staff, with several inscriptions to her in that section. Very Good condition, with some wear at the corners, moderate lean to the binding, rear hinge cracked but holding.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Race Rock. A Novel

      New York: Harper, [1954] - First edition. 8vo. . Blue cloth and black boards. Fine in Vg/F dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. First. hardcover. fine. [10], 437pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full rust brown morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. [1954]. boards.. Some spotting to edges, top edge dust soiled, a near fine copy in. very good dust jacket with rubbing to edges, wear with creasing along. upper edges, closed tear at lower left front corner, and rubbing to. spine ends. (#126379). First British edition. Inscribed by Finney on the title page: "Best wishes -- / -- from / Jack Finney." The author's first novel. Made into a film noir in 1955 directed by Phil Karlson, with Guy Madison, Kim Novak and Brian Keith. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-403.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres complètes I - XXIII *

      H.L.Mermod, (Lausanne) 1940-1954. - Brochés 23 x 17, couvertures beiges décorées rempliées. Menus défauts. Chouette ensemble sur papier de luxe avec tous les tomes comportant le même numéro et une dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur sur le premier, à son dentiste nous confia son ex-possesseur. Fait exceptionnel, les 19 suivants sont tous signés - ce qui ne semble avoir été le cas que pour quelques séries - les 3 derniers étant posthumes ne le sont donc jamais.Sans l'album iconographique qui n'a fait l'objet de tirages ni sur Hollande ni sur Chine.Nous disposons également d'un jeu de ces oeuvres sur vergé, avec album cette fois (et même sur demande, de l'émouvant et rarissime triple album 78 tours, revêtu de la même présentation gris vert bleu), dans un émouvant ensemble broché (nous vous conterons son aventure de vive voix) ou dans la variante des 24 volumes reliés en demi parchemin qui conserve l'avantage d'une robustesse qu'ont tant louée nos aïeux ? Et que Ramuz appréciait tant, soit dit en passant.Mais c'était dans un autre comme il semble moderne d'en manquer, nous nous arrêterons ici ! Édition en partie originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, outre 15 Chine et 1'500 vergé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        A Fable

      Random House 1954 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy SIGNED by William Faulkner. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author with the ORIGINAL glassine cover and publisher's slipcase. We buy SIGNED/LIMITED Faulkner editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Portrait photograph of William Faulkner

      New York december 11 1954 New York, december 11, 1954. (FAULKNER, WILLIAM) 252 x 196 mm (9-7/8 x 7-7/8 in.). Vintage gelatin print. With Van Vechten's embossed stamp at lower right corner, atelier- stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West /Cannot be reproduced without permission," and with Van Vechten's ms. date ("December 11, 1954) and the number of the negative ("VII - mm - 5"). Slight oxidation at lower and left edges

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Shelby Foote SIGNED Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative First Edition

      The Dial Press, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Signed by Foote on the front end page! The only signed copy we can find on the market! A collection of novellas, short stories, and sketches from Foote's mythical Mississippi county. Hardcover. Original jacket. Green cloth. Edges bumped. Light soiling to jacket. Very Good/Good. Published by The Dial Press, 1954

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        A Fable

      Random House 1954 - LIMITED EDITION. A beautiful copy SIGNED by William Faulkner that INCLUDES the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase that was issued with the book. The book is in excellent shape. The boards have slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Few Late Chrysanthemums

      London, John Murray,, 1954. Octavo. Original blue cloth, white paper title label to upper board. With the dust jacket. Two cellophane tape stains to front and back free endpapers otherwise a bright copy in slightly darkened dust jacket. First Edition. First Impression. With the author's prepublication inscription. "Inscribed for H. Audrey Beecham M.A. with love from her fellow poetizer the author. The Florence Nightingale Hall Nottingham June 24th 1954 (publ'n day July 2)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Survival through design

      A classic work on the human factor in design and the dynamic influence of design on all aspects of human behavior, with hundreds of scholar citations. "Architecture is a social art. It becomes an instrument of human fate" (p. 314). Offered from the unstated first printing is a signed presentation example made by Richard Neutra in 1954, the year of issue. The first printing had a smaller print run and was manufactured in a larger paper format with higher production values: the jacket for later printings won't properly fit it. Board sides are 219 mm and covered in two kinds and colors of cloth with an elegant decorative accent of 5 brown dots bridging the spine. The pen & bistre ink presentation is carefully handwritten on the front endpaper. Neutra has signed in his inimitable style, his graceful 'R' without a stem extending across all of Richard like an elliptical vector, his beautiful and highly expressive lettering characterized by its harmonic dynamism and refining of form. NEUTRA: known for fitting his designs to the client with reliance on extensive questionnaires, etc, once explaining (Sunset Magazine, 1943) that to measure the success of a completed building, it was necessary to study the well-being of the client in it, in particular, to observe, "how much living was enjoyed in it on an average day". "Life's needs are thoroughly interlinked but this linkage is rarely observed with care" (Survival through Design", p. 307). CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean and largely fresh and crisp, with only a trace indentation at the outermost fore-edge to some pages. Boards: clean and bright with lightly bumped bottom tips, trace rubs, and one white spot on the upper side. Binding: Very Good. Jacket: now in a protective transparent wrapper: clean and attractive: spine foxed with scattered adjacent fox spots, chiefly on the lower side: top edge with slight wear, principally to the crown of the spine, which has a few small vertical tears and slight loss from a few shallow chips, bottom edge with lighter wear at foot of the spine. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 400 pages with no illustration with 384 pages of text, some footnotes; divided into 47 chapters, summaries for each at a chapter's head. [1] leaf, front blank, ix, preliminaries including title page spread and preface, [3] pages, blank and acknowledgments, 384 pages, text, [1] leaf, rear blank. SIZE: 219 x 144 mm (8.62 x 5.67) inches. FORMAT: Publisher's brown cloth boards with cream cloth spine in its sewn binding with brown and silver letters and a decorative accent of 5 brown dots bridging the spine; the pictorial jacket with separate designs for the upper and lower sides. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Hart-Davis, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1954 FIRST EDITION WITH DUSTJACKET. 158pp. Frontispiece by Joe Mugnaini. The pages are generally clean, there is some foxing to the edge of the text block but this does not extend beyond the page edges and does not affect the text. The binding is good and all pages are secure. Bound in red cloth with silver lettering. The boards are in good condition with slight bumping to the edges and corners, very light wear to the base of the spine - Overall the book is in very good condition. The dustjacket is good, intact, light overall wear and rub-marking, some minor chips and tears, light sunning/discolouration to spine.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Rotational States of Atomic Nuclei

      Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaards Forlag, 1954. First edition. Author&#146;s presentation copy of Aage Bohr&#146;s doctoral dissertation. &#147;This paper, which gives a survey of the theory of nuclear rotational states and of the experimental evidence concerning this type of nuclear excitation, is based upon studies begun during the author&#146;s stay at Columbia University in 1949-59, and since then continued at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Copenhagen.&#148;<br/><br/>& Aage Bohr (1922-2009), the son of Niels Bohr, began studying physics at the University of Copenhagen in 1940. In October 1943, he fled, with the rest of the Bohr family, to Sweden to escape the Nazi occupation. Some time later, he followed his father to England, and served during this time as his father&#146;s secretary and assistant. In August 1945 he was able to return to Denmark, and resume his studies. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and in 1956 became professor at the University of Copenhagen. From 1963-1970 he was director of the Niels Bohr Institute, and from 1975 he was director of NORDITA. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 &#147;for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection.&#148; The other prize winners in that year were Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater, both of whom Aage Bohr thanked in this thesis.& 8vo (234 x 147 mm), original printed wrappers (with some very light sporring), pp. [1-7] 8-54, inscribed in pen by Aage Bohr to upper right corner of front wrapper &#39;Til Tante Rigmor [Adler] med autors underdanigste hilsen&#39;.

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        Under Milk Wood

      J M DENT & SONS LTD, LONDON UK. Good. J M DENT & SONS LTD, LONDON UK, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition.101 PP.12mo - over 6+ - 7+" tall. Crisp, clean, hard, tight copy of first edition with preface and musical settings by daniel jones. No inscriptions or internal marks except for one small book dealers pencil mark to rear ffp. Exceedingly slight dust staining from storage to top page edges. Brown cloth hard cover with crisp gilt titled spine. A very faint trace/band of slight sun fading/dust discolouring(?) To cover edges. Simple green coloured paper jacket with no visible wear or fading - unclipped.

      [Bookseller: Stone Street Books]
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        Verve Vol. VIII, Nos. 29 et 30. Suite de 180 Dessins de Picasso, 28 Novembre 1953 au 3 Fevrier 1954

      Paris:: Editions De La Revue VERVE,. 1954.. First French edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Double issue of Verve magazine devoted to Picasso, these are the lovely prints on the subject of artist and model done in Vallauris in late 1953 and early 1954, when Picasso was painting and drawing the model Sylvette David. With the cover, frontis and title page designed by Picasso. Folio, text in French, 16 color lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres, the renowned Paris printers of fine art lithography; the 164 heliogravures by Draeger Freres. Original papered illustrated boards, with red cover and cut out profile of young woman at front board, designed for this edition by Picasso. Slightly rubbed at spine, slightly toned at outside edge front board. Otherwise a very clean, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Songs of Innocence

      Paris: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1954. Facsimile Reprint. Arnold Fawcus (1917-1979) was the legendary proprietor of the Trianon Press, whose facsimiles of Blake are widely considered the best ever produced. Shahn and Fawcus&#39;s on-again, off-again friendship began during the Shahn family&#39;s 1958 French vacation, and resulted in one legendary collaboration: the Trianon press edition of Shahn&#39;s Haggadah, issued in 1966. While the collaboration resulted in one of the finest illustrated books of the twentieth century, it also put a strain on Shahn&#39;s and Fawcus&#39;s friendship; by the end, the relationship had cooled considerably, and when Shahn eventually learned that Fawcus had sold the trade rights to the Haggadah to Boston publisher Little Brown he reputedly foreswore any further dealings with Fawcus. Octavo (22cm). Full crushed brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt; publisher&#39;s marbled paper slipcase; 31 color plates executed in collotype and stencil process. Number 491 of 800 copies for Great Britain. This copy INSCRIBED on colophon: "For Ben and Bernarda [Shahn] / With love, / Arnold," dated 1959.

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        Sweet Thursday

      The Viking Press. Hardcover. B0000CIYUX 1954 The Viking Press, 1st Printing of the 1st Hardcover Trade Edition, as indicated on the copyright page and all issue points (Harmon 51 b). Includes a laid-in presentation card on clean white stock paper signed by John Steinbeck, along with a glossy photograph of the author taken by George Karger. Karger was the photographer for the New York production of "Pipe Dreams", which was a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical dramatization of the novel. The photo is lightly creased with one minor nick along the edge. Fine/Near Fine. An attractive and collectible copy in a colorful mylar protected dustjacket, which bears the original retail price of $3.50 on the inside front flap and the photograph of Steinbeck by Philippe Halsman on the back cover, with no reviewer blurbs. There is only minimal wear along the jacket edges. The text is unmarked/unread and the binding is sturdy. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fine. 1/1/0001. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        Saint-Just *

      Imprimerie Floch, Mayenne 22.12.1954. - Broché 21 x 15, couverture imprimée du seul titre, en noir. Non coupé. Introuvable et méconnu opuscule de 18 pages agrémenté d'un bref envoi de l'auteur, au libraire-éditeur Bottinelli de Montana.Il s'agit du tiré à part, comportant la mention "H.C." au titre, de la préface au livre d'Albert Ollivier imprimé à la même date chez Gallimard. Un exemplaire déposé à la BN comportant une lettre de l'auteur à Camille Bloch, à la date du 15 juin 1955, accrédite la question du tirage, dont la justification figure au titre dans notre exemplaire, de la main et sous la signature de Malraux. De toute rareté.[Chanussot & Travi 54-14] Édition originale. L'un des 80 exemplaires numérotés et justifié de la main de l'auteur, seul tirage.

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        Bérénice *

      Les Sept Couleurs, sans lieu 24.11.1954. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Le plus beau papier que l'on puisse espèrer pour cette tragédie en cinq actes. Édition originale. L'un des 70 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Madagascar, avant 1'475 Vélin d'Arches et 55 hors commerce réservés aux Amis de l'écrivain.

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        Antonio hors de galaxie *

      J.Loyau, Paris 30.1.1954. - Broché, couverture photographique, dos muet. Hormis le préface, ce mystérieux recueil d'hommage au danseur espagnol, évoqué à grand renfort de Greco, de Goya, de Picasso, de Don Quichotte & de Lorca, n'est imprimé que sur les bonnes pages. Un dessin de Cocteau figure en 4ème couverture tan dis qu' un second, anonyme et à la limite de l'abstrait, hante la première garde. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Parmi 100 exemplaires annoncés d'un tirage total, L'un des 15 présumés avant 85 de souscripteur présumés sur vergé.

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        Short Stories

      Pawlet, VT: by Claude Fredericks at the Banyan Press, August,, 1954. 8 page pamphlet. Original marbled wrappers, printed paper label to upper wrapper. Lightly rubbed, a little fraying to edge of upper wrapper. An excellent copy. First edition, sole printing of this collection of nine poems. One of a limited edition of 210 numbered copies, this being one of the first 150 reserved for the poet and printer.

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        The Star Beast

      New York, Scribner, 1954. 1st Edition. Description: 282 p. 21 cm. Genre: Science fiction. An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.

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        Apocalypse de Saint Jean

      Paris: Chez A. Krol, 1954. Folio. 51, [ii] pages. Edition limited to 150 copies; this is No, 41, deposited at the Chicago Art Institute, and signed by the engraver. Original wrappers. Glassine wrapper. With etchings and woodcuts by Abram Krol. Monod 321..

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        Dictionnaire intuitif *

      S.David, Aix-en-Provence 5.1954. - Broché 24 x 19, couverture gris souris imprimée (en rouge sang) à rabats, dos muet. Une fissure à une charnière et un tout petit manque angulaire confèrent malgré tout à ce volume un état fort correct et un aspect encore désirable. Ouvrage charmant, rare et curieux comportant une longue préface de Cingria évoquant l'auteur sud-américain tout à fait facétieux, au doux surnom de Chili puisqu'il représenta ce pays à l'ambassade de Berne, s'il faut en croire le préfacier dont la fantaisie légendaire nous a porté à croire, un moment, à un canular. Mais s'il y a une indéniable parenté d'idée, de distorsion d'idées, entre les deux larrons, la différence de style plaide plutôt en faveur de deux auteurs réels.Les "définitions" de ce dictionnaire poétique inachevé, au dernier mot HARMONIE, sont autant de bonbons que l'on dégustera avec un plaisir intense, pourvu que l'on apprécie l'aigre-doux.Cet exemplaire du tirage marginal truffé de l'autoportrait, monté en frontispice, est encore enrichi d'une bafouille autographe signée de l'auteur, à l'encre et dans une graphie tremblante qui témoigne d'une longue période de maladie. Sans date, cette missive adressée à une dame non identifiée en dix lignes d'"un moribond" qui s'"écroule" pourrait être contemporaine de l'ouvrage. Édition originale. L'un des 90 exemplaires de tête numérotés en romain sur Alfa de Lorraine, seuls enrichis d' un autoportrait de l'auteur, après 400 arabe.

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        South Col. One Man&#39;s Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953. Foreword by Sir John Hunt

      London: William Heinemann 1954, 1st edition. () [xx],303pp. Very good in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. Original blue cloth. Spine title in gilt; minor rubbing to crown and foot, lower front corner lightly bumped. Blue topedge. Illustrated dust jacket, unclipped; some age browning to inner flaps. Illustrated endpapers. Signatures on half title with signed photograph tipped in. Author signature on title page. 4 colour plates (including frontis), 5 maps, 48 B / W plates from photographs and 16 sketched drawings. Neate N40. Considered one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition, Noyce carefully recounts the 1953 ascent. Sketch drawings by A.J. Veilhan. Inscribed by author&#39;s family on half title; signed photograph of Tenzing, dated 1957. Signed photograph makes this copy particularly interesting..

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