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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954 New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954. First Edition of the authorâ??s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear and very slight spine fading.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Original Heavily Revised 259pp Typescript, One of the Few Great Literary Film Noir-source Manuscripts Remaining in Private Hands)

      New York: Harper Brothers, 1954 New York: Harper Brothers, 1954. Grubb, Davis. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. Complete original 259-page typescript with the author's extensive autograph revisions in black ink throughout. This is the manuscript used both by publisher and printer, featuring extensive editorial proof corrections in red ink. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER was published in 1954 by Harper Brothers, became a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award, and its poetic but darkly wicked tale of a homicidal preacher remains a critical success to this day. Best known for the highly regarded 1955 Film Noir directed by Charles Laughton in his only directorial appearance and starring Robert Mitchum in arguably his greatest performance. In 1992, the film adaptation of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER was selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in its National Film Registry. One of the few great literary Film Noir-source manuscripts still in private hands. Housed in a custom folding case.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Fine.

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        37 original offprints from Nobel Prize winner S. E. Luria

      Various, 1954-1970. Various, 1954-1970. PAPERBACK. The Relation of the Synthesis of Viruses and Other Cell Components in Bacteria (ND); Some Metabolic and Cytochemical Aspects of Bacteriophage Infection (1954); Genetic Recombination Between Escherichia Coli and Shigella Dysenteriae (1955); Cell Susceptibility to Viruses (1955); Hybridization Between Shigella and Escherichia and the Production of New Shigella Serotypes (1957); Hybridization Between Escherichia Coli and Shigella (1957); Transduction by Bacteriophage P1: Abnormal Phage Function of the Transducing Particles (1958); Mutations of Viruses in Relation to Normal and Abnormal Cell Function (1958); Lysogenization, Transduction, and Genetic Recombination in Bacteria (1958); Curing of Phage-Infested Salmonella Typhimurium by Chloramphenicol (1958); Genetic Transfers by Viruses (1959); Viruses as Determinants of Cellular Functions (1959); Viruses as Infective Genetic Materials (1959); Viruses, Cancer Cells, and the Genetic Concept of Virus Infection (1960); Transduction of Lactose-utilizing Ability among Strains of E. coli and S. dysenteriae and the Properties of the Transducing Phage Particles (1960); Relation of Viral Functions to Cancer Chemotherapy (1960); Production of B-Galactosidase Following Transduction (1961); Transfer of Transducing Prophage Pldl upon Baterial Mating (1961); Biosynthesis of B-D-Galactosidase Controlle by Phage-Carried Genes. III: Derepression of B-D-Galactosidase Synthesis Following Induction of Phage Development in Lysogenic Bacteria (1961); Biosynthesis of B-D-Galactosidase Controlled by Phage-Carried Genes. I. Induced B-D-Galactosidase Biosynthesis After Transduction of Gene z+ by Phage (1961); Biosynthesis of a B-D-Galactosidase Controlled by Phage-Carried Genes. II. The Behavior of Phage-Transduced z+ Genes Toward Regulatory Mechanisms (1961); Transduction by Bacteriophage P1 and the Properties of the lac Genetic Region in E. coli and S. dysenteria (1961); Genetics of Bacteriophage (1962); Genetic Functions of Viruses (1962); A Heat-Sensitive B-D-Galactosidase from Shigella Dysenteriae (1962); Regulation of biosynthesis of a heat-sensitive B-D-galactosidase in Shigella dysenteriae (1963); Functional Alterations of Cells Due to Viruses (1963); Analysis of Serologic Determinant Groups of the Salmonella E-Group O-Antigens(1963); Behavior of Prophage P1 in Bacterial Matings I. Transfer of the Defective Prophage P1 dl (1963); On the Mechanism of Action of Colicins (1964); Asymmetric Transcription of T4 Phage DNA by Purified RNA Polymerase (1965); Enzyme Synthesis Directed by Nonglucosylated T-even Bacteriophages in Restrictive Hosts (1966); Approaches to the Biosynthesis of Macromolecules (1966); Transduction Studies on the Role of a rec+ Gene in the Ultraviolet Induction of Prophage Lambda (1967); The Microbiologist and His Times (1968); Effects of Colicins E1 and K on Transport Systems (1969); Effects of Colicins E1 and K on Cellular Metabolism (1969); New Class of Conditional Colicin-tolerant Mutants (1969); DNA-Glucosylation in T-Even Phage: Genetic Determination and Role in Phage-Host Interaction (1970); The Recognition of DNA in Bacteria (1970); The Role of the University: Ivory Tower, Service Station, or Frontier Post? (1970); DNA-Glucosylation in T-Even Phage: Genetic Determination and Role in Phage-Host Interaction (1970); Bacteriophage Genes and Bacterial Functions (1962); Molecular and Genetic Criteria in Bacterial Classification (1961?); Molecular Biology: Past, Present , Future (1970); Phage, Colicins, and Macroregulatory Phenomena (1970); Escherichia coli: Strains That Excrete and Inhibitor of Colicin B. (1969); and others. Most in very good or better condition. "He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries on the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses. Salvador Luria showed that bacterial resistance to viruses (phages) is genetically inherited." Wikipedia Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Protoplasmatologia: Handbuch der Protoplasmaforschung (KONVOLUT aus 63 Lieferungen in 52 Bänden) - Bd. I/ 1 bis XII/ I (bei Interesse bekommen Sie eine detaillierte Auflistung der hier angebotenen Lieferungen!),

      Springer Verlag 1954 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild/ Instituts-Stempel). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; im Innern teilweise einige wenige Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut, KOMPLETTPREIS für 52 Teile (= 63 Lieferungen); bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Beiträge in DEUTSCHER und teils in ENGLISCHER und seltener in FRANZÖSISCHER Sprache! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 Broschiert/ teilweise gebunden; [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        DER DEUTSCHE MICHEL. Humoristisch-Satirische Blätter. (März 1953-Oktober 1954 unter dem Titel: Der neue Michel) Jg. 1 (1953/54 - Jg. 5 (1957), davon 61 Nummern.

      Düsseldorf, Progreß-Verlag Johann Fladung 1954-57. 4to. Mit farbigen Karikaturen.. in Heften. Fischer-Dietzel 235. - Umfangreiche Folge der Zeitschrift mit scharfen Satiren auf die Politik der Adenauerzeit. Vorhanden sind 61 Ausgaben der Zeitschrift vom April 1954 bis Oktober 1957 und zwar: Jg. 1 (1953/54): April 1954 - November 1954, Jg. 2 (1954/55): Dezember 1954 - August 1955; Jg. 3 (1955/56): September 1955, Oktober, 20. November, 18. Dezember, 1. Januar 1956, 12. Februar, 11. März = Nr. 6, Nr. 8-11, 13-18; Jg. 4 (1956/57): 19-27, 1, 2, 4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18; Jg. 5 (1957) 19, 20 (letztes Heft) sowie 1. Januar-26. August 1956 = Jg. 3: Nr. 18 vom 26. August 1956; Jg. 4: Nr. 19 vom 9. September 1956 - Nr. 26 vom 16. Dezember 1956, Nr. 1 vom 13. Januar 1957 und Nr. 10 vom 19. Mai 1957. - Vom Jg. 3 fehlen lediglich das Septemberheft, 2 Novemberhefte und 2 Dezemberhefte. - Linksorientierte Karikaturzeitschrift der 50er Jahre, die bis Anfang Oktober 1957 erschien, mit komplizierter Heftzählung. Guter Erhaltungszustand; lediglich in Jg. 3, H. 15 Ausschnitt auf der Rückseite.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sibylle Böhme]
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        AMANTE DES FONTAINES. By Paul Leclère

      Paris: [Chez l'auteur], 1954. Paris: [Chez l'auteur], 1954.. Small octavo. Loose signatures laid into pictorial wrappers. Fine, in lightly worn birch paper board and cloth chemise and slipcase. First edition. Illustrated with nine original engravings by Jacques Houplain. From a total edition of 101 copies (including ten copies hors commerce), this is one of only twelve deluxe copies printed on Japon Nacre, with an additional suite of the engravings on China paper (before letters, and including an additional three planches refusées), and a second suite of the engravings in their final state printed on Japon ancien, one of the original copperplates, one of the original drawings preliminary to the same etching as the copperplate, and a manuscript poem by the author. Houplain is best known for his masterful illustrations for Lautréamont's MALDOROR (1947), but his delightfully sensual engravings in this work result in a polished gem of an entirely different nature, particularly in this enhanced deluxe issue. Houplain's work as illustrator comes in for frequent praise by Strachan. MONOD 6997.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis 1954. London: Rupert Hart-Davis 1954, 1954. FIRST BRITISH EDITION. Octavo, pp.158. Elegantly hand-bound in half flame-red oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, over cloth sides. A fine copy. The classic tale of an anti-book society where the Firemen burn literature. Listed in David Pringle's 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. Book Collector No.273; 'Amercan Sci-Fi'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Inconveniens d'Estat procedans du Iansenisme. Avec la refutation du Mars François de Monsieur Iansenius. Par le Sieur de Marande, Conseiller & Aumosnier du Roy. 1654.

      Chez Sebastien Cramoisy, Imprimeur du Roy & de la Reyne. Et Gabriel Cramoisy, Ruë S. Iacques, aux Cicognes. A Paris. M. DC. LIV. - Juillet 1954 - Relié en plein velin époque, titre au dos effacé, in-4, 24x18,5 cm environ, une gravure en page de titre, quelques bandeaux, lettrines et un cul-de-lampe, rare édition originale de ce pamphlet anti-janséniste, bon état (auréole ancienne sur une grande partie de l'ouvrage - reliure solide en très bon état). XL+434 pages. ********** Inconveniens d'Estat procedans du Iansenisme. Avec la refutation du Mars François de Monsieur Iansenius. Par le Sieur de Marande, Conseiller & Aumosnier du Roy. *** Inconvénients d’État procédant du Jansénisme. Avec la réfutation du Mars François de Monsieur Iansenius. Par le Sieur de Marande, Conseiller & Aumônier du Roi. *** Suivi de : Au Lecteur, Sur le Sujet d'une Lettre Circulaire, sous le nom des Prêtres du Port-Royal, adressée aux Disciples de St Augustin. *** Suivi de : Règlements et Instructions de Messieurs les Disciples de S. Augustin. *** Suivi de : Lettres de Messeigneurs les Évêques de France assemblés à Paris. *** Suivi de : Avertissement sur la Lettre Imprimée d'un Ministre, touchant ce qui s'est passé dans le dernier Synode Provincial tenu à Montpellier, au mois de Mai de l'année présente 1654. La Sainte Liberté des Enfants de Dieu, et Frères du Christ. A Messieurs de la Religion Réformée. ********** Inculte et ridicule selon les gens de Port-Royal, savant et éloquent aux dires des jésuites, Léonard de Marandé, auteur de divers écrits en français, dont les Inconvénients d’État procédant du jansénisme (1654), demeure un personnage très mal connu du XVIIème siècle français. Face à ce polygraphe apparu brusquement dans la controverse théologique et au regard de son ascension sociale atypique qui voit l'ancien greffier de la cour des aides devenir aumônier du roi, certains critiques ont d'ailleurs estimé qu'ils étaient là en présence de deux personnes distinctes portant même patronyme. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Horton Hears A Who!

      New York, New York: Random House, 1954. New York, New York: Random House, 1954 This Is A First Edition Book With First Issue Jacket. 250/250 On The Front Flap. The Elephant On The Back Has Full Ears That Overlap The Quotes. No Ownership Information Present And The Text Is Clean And Without Marks. Pictorial Hardcover Which Matches The Jacket. The Book Has Moderate Edge Wear. Unpaginated. The Jacket Has Moderate Wear And A Few Tiny Tears At The Edges. A Hint Of Soiling Of The White Background On The Back Of The Jacket.

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        The Human Comedy by Pablo Picasso Verve 1954 w DUST JACKET

      Verve , 1954 . The book is in very good condition. This is a folio size publication , and measures 10 1/2" x 14". There are no signatures, bookplates or markings of any kind. The pages are clean, bright, and free of any foxing. All 180 drawings by Pablo Picasso are present and in excellent condition. The book comes with its very rare original dust jacket. The jacket is in Very Good Condition with only some light wear to its edges. This is a First Edition, published by Harcourt, Brace and Comapny in 1954.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition 1st Impression Set with Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammon & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later state. Maps are bound in to the rear in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds, The Fellowship map is the 1st State map with a red dot off the coast of Umbar. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in positively Near Fine condition. No soiling, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. Small area of dustjacket restoration to the tips of the spine on the Fellowship. None are price clipped, and show only the lightest of rubbing. Tiny bit of foxing to the edges of the Two Towers, and a bit of offsetting to the endpapers to all three books. The boards are clean and bright, one small spot to the rear board, a small bit of scuffing and marks to the bottom of the Fellowship spine. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No previous owner's names or writing. The gilt to the spine is bright and untarnished on the first two books, with a bit of darkening to the Return. A bumped corner to the Return of the King. A beautiful set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom quarter bound red leather clamshell case to protect and house these 'precious' books. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance.

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris _1954, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 155 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 45 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin, 1954/55. George Allen & Unwin, 1954/55. 1st edition of each volume. Hardcover. Superbly bound in full red goatskin, handsewn end bands, marbled endpapers, black spine label with gilt lettering for title, author and publication date, five raised bands with gilt rules, red topstains. Apart from a small patch of marginal foxing on four leaves in vol 3, and three or four tiny spots on the front block, all the pages throughout the books are in excellent, clean condition. Volume 3 has no signature mark '4' and no misaligned text on page 49, and volume 2 has the dropped 'y' before 'our' on line 2 of page 300 - all indicative of the first printings. Folding maps tipped in to the end of each title. This is a lovely set of true first impressions of one of the central titles in 20th-century literature.

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        Atlantis

      sp;- London - Macdonald, 1954. sp;- London - Macdonald, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel about Odysseus,protagonist of the Odyssey, from John Cowper Powys. It tells the story of Odysseus in his old age, after his ten-year voyage home from Troy, as he sets sail from Ithaca one last time. Review copy (publisher's slip loosely inserted). It covers many of Powys' usual themes, such as the benefits of matriachy, condemnation of animal cruelty, and the wickedness of religion. Condition: In original cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally quite smart, though with some light bumping. Dustwrapper has a few marks and some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just some spotting to the textblock edge. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Homebodies.

      New York, Simon and Schuster 1954.. 4°, 90 pp. with Illustrations, illustrated frontleaves, hardback with dustjacket. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***. First edition with unclipped price ($ 2,95).- On the first with page inscribed by the author with a drawing, dat. New York Dec. 1954.- Dustjacket with some missing pieces at the edge, inside a clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Sam. (Orange cat with yellow eyes, portrait.)

      New York: The Artist, 1954. New York: The Artist,, 1954. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolour dye. Sheet size: 22.5 × 15 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a white ash frame with UV protective perspex. Edition of 190. Plate 6 from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. Andy's mother Julia Warhola did the calligraphy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Provence.

      Aux dépens d'un amateur (Bernard Klein) 1954 - - Aux dépens d'un amateur (Bernard Klein), s.l. (Paris) _1954, 28,5x38,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale ornée de 25 illustrations en noir et en couleurs de Moïse Kisling, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon super nacré, tirage de tête. Préface de André Salmon. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de sa suite sur Hollande des hors-texte en couleurs, de sa suite sur Arches des hors-texte en couleurs, de sa suite sur Chine des in-texte en noir, d'une planche inédite, d'une suite sur Hollande des planches refusées et d'un cuivre rayé. Les illustrations de Moïse Kisling se composent ainsi : une couverture rempliée peinte, d'un portrait en frontispice en couleurs, de 11 illustrations hors-texte en couleurs et de 12 illustrations in-texte en noir. Très bel exemplaire. Quelques tirages de têtes. & Beaux livres Illustrés [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The birds of the Belgian Congo.

      New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1932-1954. - Octavo,four volumes, 3054 pp.,three colour plates, photographs and other illustrations. Binder's red cloth, all edges speckled, with the bookplate and signatures of Stephen Marchant (a previous editor of The Emu), a very good set of a scarce work (only 300 copies of part one were published). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Séville en Fête

      Paris: Robert Delpire, Editeur, 1954. Paris: Robert Delpire, Editeur,, 1954. Préface de Henry de Montherlant, textes inédits de Dominique Aubier. Collection Neuf. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, patterned enpdpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with full-page black and whiter photographs. Board edges and spine tips a little discoloured, rear board faintly bowed, top edge of text block lightly spotted. An excellent copy in the toned, lightly spotted jacket with a faintly chipped head of spine panel. First edition, first impression, of Brassaï's unique portrait of the Andalusian city. The 12th volume in the Neuf series.

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        Memorias e noticias No. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60

      Coimbra Museu Mineralogico e Geologico da Universidade de Coimbra 1954- 1965. original Broschuren, gr.-8°, Bibliothekstempel / bibliotheekstempel / cachet de bibliotheque / librarystamp Portugiesisch. Nebent.: Publicacoes do Museu Mineralogico e Geologico da Universidade de Coimbra Forts. --->: Museu e Laboratorio Mineralogico e Geologico <Coimbra>: Memorias e noticias Publicacoes do Museo e Laboratorio Mineralogico e Geologico da Universidade de Coimbra Forts. --->: Universidade <Coimbra> / Departamento de Ciencias da Terra: Memorias e noticias Später u.d.T.: Universidade <Coimbra> / Departamento de Ciencias da Terra: Memorias e noticias. 1994 -

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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: Viking Press, 1954 New York: Viking Press, 1954. Second printing. A near fine copy in dust jacket. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, â??For Gene Kelley [sic] one of the blowed in the glass â??bumsâ?? John Steinbeck, New Haven. 1 day before opening 1955.â? Pipe Dreams, based on Cannery Row, was a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that opened on Broadway late in 1955 and lasted for eight months, considered a failure for this team. Broadway shows usually ran out-of-town tryouts in Boston, Philadelphia, and New Haven. Kelly, a director and choreographer as well as a dancer and actor, was presumably either a guest or consultant at the New Haven production. In a custom clamshell box.

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        DESTINATION UNKNOWN

      Collins , 1954. Collins , 1954. First edition. Red boards in green printed dustwrapper. Inscribed by Christie on the front free endpaper "Mr + Mrs Smith / Agatha Christie / Wallingford Oct. 1954" A near fine copy, in a very good dustwrapper. The recipients of the book, Mr and Mrs Smith, worked for Agatha Christie, as butler, chauffeur and housekeeper at her home in Wallingford. A scientist is missing and his wife goes to Morocco to take a break and during her stay surprising things occur.

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        The Love Eaters

      London|~|: Heinemann|~|, (1954)|~|. London: Heinemann. (1954). The true first edition of her first novel. Settle is the author of the highly-acclaimed Beulah quintet, which is considered one of the finest sets of American historical novels ever written, and she also won the National Book Award for her novel Blood Ties. After winning the award, she founded the PEN/Faulkner Award, which is judged by other writers rather than publishing insiders. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Bob's book on April 10 1965 instead of 1955 but never mind - Here we are - Love from Mary Lee." A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear. An extremely scarce first novel by an important Southern author; we have only seen this edition a handful of times, and never with an inscription from the author. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: Viking Press, 1954. New York: Viking Press, 1954. Second printing. A near fine copy in dust jacket. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, ?For Gene Kelley [sic] one of the blowed in the glass ?bums? John Steinbeck, New Haven. 1 day before opening 1955.? Pipe Dreams, based on Cannery Row, was a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that opened on Broadway late in 1955 and lasted for eight months, considered a failure for this team. Broadway shows usually ran out-of-town tryouts in Boston, Philadelphia, and New Haven. Kelly, a director and choreographer as well as a dancer and actor, was presumably either a guest or consultant at the New Haven production. In a custom clamshell box.

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        Grove&#39;s Dictionary of Music and Musicians

      - London - Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1954. - London - Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of Grove&#39;s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Fifth edition. Originally published under the title A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and later as Grove&#39;s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, it has gone through several editions since the 19th century and is widely used. The fifth edition (Grove V), in nine volumes, was edited by Eric Blom and published in 1954. This was the most thoroughgoing revision of the work since its inception, with many articles rewritten in a more modern style and a large number of entirely new articles. Many of the articles were written by Blom personally, or translated by him. An additional Supplementary Volume, prepared for the most part by Eric Blom, followed in 1961. Blom died in 1959, and the Supplementary Volume was completed by Denis Stevens. Containing:Volume I: A-BVolume II:C-EVolume III: F-GVolume IV: H-KVolume V: L-MVolume VI: N-QVolume VII: R-SoVolume VIII: Sp-VioVolume IX: Vir-ZSupplementary volume. Illustrated throughout with seventy-six plates (collated complete), sixteen of which are coloured. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings with original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping. Dustwrappers are rather worn, with loss and closed tears, and some tape to the rear. 6 hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD in GOOD to FAIR dustwrappers..

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

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954 & 1955. London: Allen & Unwin, 1954 & 1955. First Editions. Three volumes; as follows: The Fellowship is in Hammond?s first state (with the mark ?4? on page 49); some binder?s glue offsetting on the endpapers; fine in a very good dust jacket with some fading and browning (especially of the spine) and some tiny nicks and shallow chipping. The Two Towers and The Return of the King are in similar condition, although the dust jackets are price-clipped. In a custom clamshell box.

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        Positano

      Salerno - Ente Provinciale Per Il Turismo, 1954. Salerno - Ente Provinciale Per Il Turismo, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uncommon copy of Steinbeck&#39;s short article about Positano, a charming little town in Italy. First edition, dated 1954. Although, boththe Goldstone & Payne bibliography and the famed Bradford Morrow catalogue incorrectly stated that the first English edition was published in 1959. Originally published in Harper&#39;s Bazaar in May 1953. Condition: In original paper wraps, with small coloured vignette to the front wrap. Externally, sound, although with some light marks. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Das Auge Der Liebe (signed)

      Zurich : Turnus Verlag, 1954. Zurich : Turnus Verlag, 1954. First Edition. Softcover.. Near Fine/VG+. Oblong 8vo, 18pp. White wraps in printed dustwrap and glassine over wrap. Numerous Black & White plates. Interior perfect, dustjacket one of the best I&#39;ve seen, glassine wrap has a little loss to bottom edge. Flatsigned by Groebli to titlepage. More images available on request. One of the most beautiful photo books ever produced. Bertolotti- "Eroticism and narrative tension are evident is Das Auge der Liebe (The Eye of Love), by the Swiss photographer Rene Groebli. The subject of the work is love. On the cover, the woman lying on the bed with her body and face pushed into the sheets seems to have the intelligent complexity of a character in an Ingmar Bergmann film. Inside the book, once again as in a film, the scenes unfold one by one, telling the story of an amorous encounter; a woman goes upstairs, undresses, makes love, remains alone, then gets dressed again in front of the mirror. Finally she is seen sitting alone in a cafe, with the rose her partner has given her.Ó

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        A Fable

      New York - Random House, 1954. New York - Random House, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Cuthbert Faulkner. Faulkner spent more than a decade and tremendous effort on it, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. The book takes place in France during World War I and stretches through the course of one week. It tells the stories of Corporal Stephan, who is representative of Jesus. The Corporal orders 3,000 troops to disobey orders to attack in the brutally repetitive trench warfare. In return, the Germans do not attack, and the war is simply stopped when the soldiers realize that it takes two sides to fight a war. The Generalissimo has the corporal arrested and executed; he is representative of leaders who use war solely to make themselves stronger (he invites the German general over to discuss how to start the war again). Before he has him shot, the Generalissimo tries to convince the Corporal that war can never be stopped because it is the essence of humanityCondition: In a red cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is quite smart, but with some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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        THEOLOGIA MORALIS. Editio nova, cum antiquis editionibus diligenter collata in singulus auctorum allegationibus recognita notisque criticis et commentariis illustrata cura et studio P. Leonardi Gaude. 4 Volumes, complete [= 4 Bände, vollständig]. (OPERA MORALIA SANCTI APHONSI MARIAE DE LIGORIO, DOCTORIS ECCLESIAE, I. - IV.)

      Graz : Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1954.. LXII, 722 S. + VII, 817 S. + 785 S. + 844 S. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 4 Bände vollständig!! Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückensignaturen). Einbände leicht berieben und etwas staubig. Seitens sauber. Bindung bei jedem Band fest. Guter bis sehr guter Zustand! // Formerly from library-collection, with stamps and signatures. Covers with signature labels. Light shelf wear. Pages clean. Good to very good condition. mbx jqx

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        Typed Letter Signed by Margaret Mitchell's brother Stephens

      Atlanta: , 1954 Atlanta, 1954. unbound. 2 pages on "Margaret Mitchell Marsh Estate letterhead," 10.25 x 7.25 inches, Atlanta, June 11, 1954. This important and strongly-stated letter was written by Margaret Mitchell's brother, Stephens Mitchell, to the editor of "Look Magazine" to dispel a printed rumor that Mitchell had help in researching her wildly popular novel, "Gone with the Wind," in part: "...ever since the sudden success of 'Gone With the Wind,' the rumor has arisen that this or that person wrote the book, or helped with the writing or research. These rumors included even me, and Mrs. Marsh's husband...I -- and no one else, except her husband -- ever saw "Gone With the Wind" until it was in its final typescript...and no one else has any right to claim any part of it..." Natural folds; staple holes in the upper left corners, but still in very good condition.

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        The Old Man and the Sea: Advance Galley Proofs

      New York: Chicago: Time, Inc. New York: Chicago: Time, Inc. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. ADVANCE GALLEY PROOFS, preceding the first printing in Life Magazine, of one of Hemingway&#39;s greatest works. Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of The Old Man and the Sea, being cited "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style". Stamped "Advance Galley Proofs" on cover page and "Advance Galley Proofs For Your Personal Reading Only, LIFE Publication Date, Sept 1" above first page of text. Although it is believed that as many as 5000 galley proofs were issued, few copies of this fragile item have survived and complete sets are scarce on the market. [Chicago: Time, Inc., 1952]. 17 long (about 32 inches long) galley sheets with fold at center, stapled in the top left corner; custom silk box. Title sheet and final sheet off of staple, title sheet separated at fold with closed tear; a few small holes at fold extending into first few sheets (as often). An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult item to find in collectible condition.

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        Gargantua et Pantagruel ILLUSTRATIONS de Dubout. TOME I - II

      GIBERT GEUNE LIBRAIRE D'AMATEURS, PARIS 1954 - 2 Volumi in-4° 270x215 mm., legatura in piena pelle ( percallina?) bordeax con fregi e titoli in oro al dorso a 4 nervi, stemma nobiliare ai piatti ant. entro cornice floreale impressi in oro, custodia in cartone rivestito in carta marmorizzata, brossure originali conservate. pp. 336[10]+349[10], ottimo stato di conservazione con minimi difetti. Splendido Set di Legature alle Armi del Barone Saverio Porcari Li Destri con stemma impresso ai piatti Opera a tiratura limitata illustrata da 160 disegni a colori di Dubout anche a doppia pagina, completa in due volumi in piena pelle rossa con custodia. Esemplare n. 1919/3000 Uno dei pochi esemplari esistenti con stemma nobiliare raffigurante e un cinghiale entro uno scudo, sovrastato da un elmo. Oggetto unico. LIBRO DI NOBILE PROVENIENZA: Esemplare proveniente dalla biblioteca privata appartenuta al Barone Saverio Salvatore Porcari Li Destri, Ambasciatore e Senatore della Repubblica Italiana. (Con ex-libris alle armi di Salvatore Porcari) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'été.

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris _1954, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, date en queue, contreplats et gardes doublés de box blanc, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées sur témoins, étui bordé de maroquin rouge, reliure signée H. Duhayon. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954.. London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954. First British edition of the author&#39;s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Bradbury as follows, "This book, the version of 25 thousand words was written in nine days when I was 30 years old, 1950!.With Love, Ray Bradbury September 2000." Bradbury has also drawn fire around the inscription. Fine in a near fine unfaded jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp copy with a nice inscription about the history of this story. Fahrenheit 451 remains Bradbury&#39;s most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications&#133; Mr. Bradbury&#39;s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times).

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        Far West and The Rockies Historical Series 1820 - 1875

      Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1954 - 1961. First editions of all but volumes 1-3 which are second printing. Spines a little dulled, else fine. Quarto.

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        Eigenhändiges kleines Musikmanuskript mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Unterschrift und Orig.-Porträtphotographie. Hollywood, 1954.

      . . Entzückendes kleines Musikmanuskript (14 x 12cm): 1 Takt mit 2 Triolen. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Konvolut von 5 Briefen aus den Jahren 1949 - 1954 an Frau Thea von Mosch-Pfuel, München. Alle hs., 4 Briefe in den originalen von Benn eh. adressierten Kuverts, frankiert u. gelaufen. Unveröffentlicht.

      Berlin, 29.4.49, 2.1.53, 12.2.54, 13.4.54, 26.8.54. Zus. 10 Seiten. Beiliegend ein Zeitungsausschnitt des Gedichtes "Bar".. . Thea (Dorothee) von Mosch-Pfuel war Benns "Heimats- und Jugendbekannte", die er bei seinem Münchner Akademievortrag "Altern als Problem für Künstler" am 8.3.1954 nach vielen Jahren wiedergesehen hatte; die Einladung hiezu erfolgte in seinem Schreiben vom 12.2.54. Am 13.4.54 schrieb er ihr ".. Ich werde nie mehr auf Vorlesereisen gehen, zu anstrendend, zu resultatlos.." In seinem (letzten) Brief an sie teilt er ihr am 26.8.54 schließlich mir ".. die Bilder, die Sie mir liebenswürdigerweise im Frühjahr schickten, fand ich so katastrophal, dass ich sie mir nur einmal ansah u. dann zerriss.." Benn bezieht sich offenbar auf Photos, die Thea von Mosch während seines Münchner Vortrages aufgenommen hatte.

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        The War at Sea

      61 - London - Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1954. 61 - London - Her Majesty&#39;s Stationery Office, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A historical set of The World at Sea by Captain S. W. Roskill. This set is comprised of three of the original four volumes. The set consists of Volume I The Defensive, Volume II The Period of Balance and Volume III Part II The Offensive (and is missing Volume III Part I The Defensive). Volume I contains forty-three maps and diagrams, twenty-six tables and fifty-six illustrations. Volume II contains forty-two maps, thirty-eight tables andsixty-four illustrations. Volume III Part II contains twenty-five maps, twenty tables and sixty-seven illustrations. Captain Stephen Wentworth Roskill, CBE, DSC, FBA, DLitt (1 August 1903 4 November 1982) was a career officer in the Royal Navy, serving during the Second World War and, after his enforced medical retirement, served as the official historian of the Royal Navy from 1949 to 1960. He is now chiefly remembered as a prodigious author of books on British maritime history. On retiring from active service in 1948, Roskill was appointed by the Cabinet Office Historical Section to write the official naval history of the Second World War. His three volume work The War at Sea was published between 1954 and 1961. In 1961, he was elected a senior research fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, where he was instrumental in the foundation of the Churchill Archives Centre. The centre holds 180 boxes of Roskill&#39;s personal and research papers. After retirement, he was a visiting lecturer at several universities, including being Lees Knowles Lecturer in 1961, the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the U. S. Naval Academy in 1965, and Richmond Lecturer at Cambridge University in 1967. He was elected a vice president of the Navy Records Society in 1964 and an honorary vice president in 1974. Roskill was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on 21 March 1944 as commander in HMNZS Leander when she was torpedoed in the Pacific. In 1946 he was awarded the American Legion of Merit. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1971 New Year Honours and received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Cambridge University in 1970, from the University of Leeds in 1971, and from Oxford University in 1980. He was an elected a Fellow of The British Academy. Condition: In green cloth bindings in two unclipped and one clipped dustwrappers. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Corners are slightly bumped. Spines of Volumes I and II are slightly discoloured. Dustwrappers are generally smart, lightly rubbed in places, with some chips and closed tears to the extremities. The dustwrapper for Volume III Part IIis in an acetate protective covering. Internally, generally firmly bound. Volume III Part II has weak hinges and binding is loosening in places. Pages are foxed to first and last few pages but otherwise fairly clean with scattered light foxing. There is a library bookplate to the front pastedown of Volume I. There is a library stamp to the front pastedown of Volume III Part II. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1954 - First edition of poet Randall Jarrell's only novel, a comedy of manners set at a progressive women's college, inspired by his experience teaching at Sarah Lawrence. "Most of the people of Benton would have swallowed a porcupine, if you had dyed its quills and called it Modern Art; they longed for men to be discovered on the moon, so that they could show that they weren't prejudiced towards moon men." The calculating character of Gertrude Johnson, a writer-in-residence on the prowl for material, was widely taken as a portrait of critic Mary McCarthy. This copy is inscribed by Jarrell to fellow scholar and professor Cleanth Brooks and his wife. One of the most important twentieth-century American critics, Brooks co-founded the Southern Review with Robert Penn Warren. He is best remembered for The Well-Wrought Urn, the key New Critical text on the reading of poetry, and for his pioneering later work on William Faulkner. Both Jarrell and Brooks were graduates of Vanderbilt, and influential teachers of poetry, although their interpretive approaches differed: as professors, they were well acquainted with the academic politics satirized in Pictures from an Institution. A near-fine copy, with an excellent literary association. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in blind and gilt, top edge stained red, original unclipped dust jacket. Small dampstain to bottom corner of front board, light rubbing to jacket, spine slightly faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Long Ships [Signed Advance Review Copy; Ingraverat] [Rode Orm]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (mild toning to spine extremities, some corner bumping, a few light spots to the boards), in a Very Good dust jacket (spine toned, some moderate edge wear to the panels, some chipping to the spine ends), SIGNED [INGRAVERAT] BY FRANS G. BENGTSSON on the half-title and with the Publisher&#39;s ADVANCE REVIEW SLIP loosely laid in. Set in the tenth Century, the novel centers on Orm, son of a famous pirate who, once shanghaied the Vikings, became a noted warrior himself and took part in raids on Ireland, England, France, and Scandinavia, fighting in battles both on land and at sea. The novel also recreates the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia. Bengtsson&#39;s intent in writing the novel was, as he stated, "...to write a story that people could enjoy reading, like The Three Musketeers or the Odyssey." Originally published in Sweden, in two volumes, as "Rode Orm" (1941 and 1945), an English translation of the first volume was published in 1942 as "Red Orm". The most popular of Bengtsson&#39;s novels, and one of the most widely-read books in Sweden, the tale has been translated to at least 23 languages. The volume herein described constitutes the first full translation of the entire tale to English. The tale inspired the 1964 movie starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, and Russ Tamblyn. Signed books by Frans Bengtsson in any language are not at all common to the market and signed copies of the "The Long Ships" in English translation are absolute hen&#39;s teeth. A Very Good ADVANCE REVIEW COPY, SIGNED BY FRANS G. BENGTSSON. QUITE SCARCE.

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