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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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        Mes caravanes et autres poèmes (1948-1954) *

      Seghers, Paris (1954). - Broché, couverture imprimée. Bel et rare exemplaire du tirage de tête, et seul numéroté, de ce recueil de "poèmes politiques". Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 40 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Parallèlement. Lithographies originales de Vertès

      Paris: Vialetay, 1954. Livre. Illus. by Marcel Vertès. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l&#39;illustrateur. Grand In-4. Paris, Vialetay, 1954. 38 x 28 cm, très grand in-4, 154 (8) pp., 1 lithographie à mi-page et 30 lithographies à pleine page dont la couverture et le frontispice, en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée et illustrée, chemise et étui de l&#39;éditeur. Tirage à 119 exemplaires. Celui-ci l&#39;un des 62 sur Rives, signé par Vertès et l&#39;éditeur à la justification (n° 99). Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 11120) .

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        Sur la planète Rouge [David Starr: Space Ranger]

      Paris: Edition Fleuve Noir 1954 - INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication to William Boyd. Boyd was Asimov's colleague in the biology department at Boston University . In 1958 they would collaborate on the book RACES AND PEOPLE. With Asimov's encouragement, Boyd also published science fiction stories in GALAXY and other digests. A unique association. Near fine in illustrated wrappes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sam. (Light mauve cat with yellow eyes.)

      New York: the Artist,, 1954. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin&#39;s aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.5 x 15 cm Fine condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame. Edition of 190. Plate 11 from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. Andy&#39;s mother Julia Warhola did the calligraphy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. First edition, first printing. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1954. Very good- hardcover. Text block clean and bright. Covers and binding solid, but corners and edges rubbed and gilt spine text faded. Previous owner&#39;s signature to front endpaper. Garrison-Morton&#39;s Medical Bibliography 4914.2.

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        THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT (DAMN YANKEES) (In The Original WRAPAROUND BAND and Inscribed By the Producer Of The Broadway Play)

      New York: W. W. Norton, 1954. Wallop, Douglass. THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT. New York: W.W. Norton, (1954). First Edition. A FINE Copy (one tiny scratch to the front board) in a FINE and remarkably bright priced Dust Jacket (rare thus because the Yellow color of the dustwrapper usually fades to white just by staring at it too long). This particular copy also comes complete with the ORIGINAL WRAPAROUND BAND advertising the upcoming 1955 Broadway play "Damn Yankees" and which features a photo of Gwen Verdon wearing not much more than a baseball jersey and high heels. This original band (age-toned at the spine but complete) is RARE; in fact, this is the first example of it which we&#39;ve seen in our decades of keeping an eye open for this first edition in collector&#39;s condition. Furthermore it is BOLDLY INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper in black ink: "I produced/ this book/ on Broadway as &#39;Damn Yankees&#39;/Frederick Brisson. Really, if you&#39;re looking for THE copy of this film source for the 1958 baseball-meets-Faust film "Damn Yankees" starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston, stunningly choreographed by Bob Fosse, music by Adler and Ross, this is it. Famous songs: Whatever Lola Wants, You Gotta Have Heart, and a further unforgettable dozen tunes. Frederick Brisson also produced The Pajama Game and Under The Yum Yum Tree; however he is probably best known to the glitterati for being the longtime husband of Rosalind Russell (a successful marriage of thirty-five years, she died in his arms). It is hard to imagine a better opportunity to own the best copy of an iconic "Literature into Broadway musical into Successful Film" cornerstone. Fine copy, Fine DJ, exceedingly rare Wrap Band, inscribed by the Producer. .. Signed. First Edition. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Willard Mullin.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen. Text Based on Collation of the Early Editions By R.W. Chapman. With Notes Indexes and Illustrations From Contemporary Sources. [6 Volumes]

      Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1952-1954, London - 6 Volumes. Recently rebound in gilt-framed green morocco with 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped compartments, top edge gilt. Vol. 1: Sense & Sensibility, frontispiece + 4 plates; Vol. II: Pride & Prejudice, frontis. + 5 plates; Vol. III: Mansfield Park (also includes facsimile of "Lovers' Vows. A Play in Five Acts." Performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden. From the German of Kotzebue. By Mrs. Inchbald. Fifth Edition. The Notes state: "Without such familiarity with "Lovers' Vows" as Miss Austen assumes her readers to possess, a large part of the first volume is not fully intelligible."), Double frontispiece + 7 plates; Vol. IV: Emma, frontis. + 9 plates and 1 music score; Vol. V: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, frontis. + 10 plates; Vol. VI: Minor Works, frontis. + 4 plates. A very attractive, studious set of Austen, handsome on the shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1954.. [4],86pp. plus seven facsimile maps (six folding). Large folio. Original red cloth. Lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies.

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        Belleville Ménilmontant *

      B.Arthaud, sans lieu 1.3.1954. - Broché 28 x 23, couverture rempliée, jaquette photo avec bande de lancement. Quelques légères traces d'usure en bord. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage très réussi révélant deux formes de poésie populaire, celle de Mac Orlan, sous laquelle perce quelques mélodies d'accordéon, tandis que les images de Ronis évoquent quelque chose d'à la fois triste et touchant, comme certaines scènes parmi les plus tendres du cinéma français d'alors. Texte introductif imprimé en gris, plan et liste des lieux photographiés. Édition originale sur Johannot d'Annonay.

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        Ecchusan Kami Tekagami

      Kyoto: Washi Kenkyuakai, 1954. Quarto. (4), (27)ff. One of 250 copies. Illustrated with three fold-out maps, one of which is printed in color, and two black & white plates. A collection of fifty-six specimens of Japanese handmade papers made in the Toyama Prefecture. The papers range from translucent to opaque, and some are dyed or incorporate fragments of natural materials to add texture. The samples are followed by text in Japanese describing the papermaking history of Toyama Prefecture, which has been home to several of Japan&#39;s major centers of papermaking. Stab-bound in pink wrappers that match some of the paper samples included in the book, and housed in a matching chemise with bone closures. A fine copy.

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        New Naturalist Monograph No. 10 Mumps, Measles & Mosaics

      London: Collins, 1954. pp. xii, 160 plus adverts..25 colour & b/w illustrations and 10 diagrams. Dust jacket fine, bright, clean and fresh, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards are fine and clean, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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      Collins 1954 - 1ST 1954. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. New Naturalist Monograph No. 10. Green cloth. A study of animal and plant viruses. Colour frontis. B/w photos. A few light marks to covers. Wrapper is browned with a couple of small chips and repaired to verso with tape. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        A FABLE

      [New York]: Random House, [1954].. Decorated cloth. Fine in glassine wrapper and very faintly smudged slipcase. First edition, limited issue. One of one thousand numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. MASSEY 37. PETERSEN A31b.

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      New York, NY: Random House, 1954. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=5.5"x8. Frontispiece. Signed by Author. (full book description) Random House, New York, NY, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x8", 184pgs. Frontispiece. SCARCE Audrey Hepburn SIGNATURE. DJ nicked head and foot of spine, fore-edge corner tips, 1-1/2" DJ top and bottom front spine edge, 1/4" red smear on DJ front flap, fore-edge and bottom edge pages ends lightly browned, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Personal copy of Lily Paget, member of the cast and SIGNED by her inside front book cover, the front endpaper and next 2 pages contain signatures of every cast member except Anne Meacham along with some understudies? Hepburn signature written boldly on front endpaper. Also many of cast signatures have inscriptions (NOT Hepburn or Ferrer). 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954 First edition, limited issue of 1000 copies signed by Faulkner. A fine copy in the original publisher&#39;s slipcase and glassine dust jacket. Some light rubbing to the slipcase, former owner bookplate to front pastedown, the glassine only slightly nicked and entirely intact. An excellent copy of the author&#39;s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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