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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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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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        Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition 15th Printing

      New York: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS PUB INC, 1954-01-01. New York: Works Publishing, 1954. First Edition, Fifteenth Printing. In About Very Good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Clean text, though pages are age toned and have a light storage odor to them. Front free end paper shows evidence of previous owner name written in pencil and erased. Foxing to and papers. Cloth shows light edge wear, rubbing and mottling, with light rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. A nice copy overall; An early printing of this A.A. cornerstone.

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        The Ponder Heart **SIGNED** AN ASSOCIATION COPY

      Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York NY 1954 - In this third novel by Pulitzer prize winner Welty, the residents of Clay, Mississippi are seen through the eyes of Edna Earle Ponder as she cares for her eccentric uncle, Daniel Ponder who is determined to give away the Ponder family fortune. The book was made into a Broadway play that had a successful run and was made into a Masterpiece Theater production in 2001. This copy is in very good condition showing some shelfwear of light scuffing to the base of the book boards and top corners and slight chipping to the dustjacket which is in clear, mylar protection. The book, a first edition is inscribed to Sarah Marshall by Ms.Welty on a dated slip "June 1, 1956". Sarah Marshall , who recently passed away, was a star of the Broadway production playing the role of Bonnie Dee Peacock, who marries uncle Daniel "on trial" and precipitates his trial for murder. Included with the book are pieces that celebrate the association of Welty and Marshall-- copies of a press photo from the play, the playbill from The Music Box where the play debuted and Marshall's obituary that highlights her long career including her work on Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. Also included is a CD interview of Ms. Welty done by Studs Terkel done in 1989 which focuses on Ponder Heart. The book and additional pieces will be carefully wrapped and boxed for shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marc CHAGALL. Le Panthéon. Lithographie Originale 1954.

      - Lithographie originale / Original lithograph. Edition limitée, non signée et non numérotée imprimée en 1954 pour le catalogue « Derrière le miroir 66-67-68 » (texte au verso). Année : 1954 / Illustration : 38 x 28 cm / Editeur : Maeght / Imprimeur : Mourlot Frères / Cat. Raisonné : n°95. Très bel exemplaire (sans encadrement) / Very fine copy (without frame).

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        Western Wayfaring: Routes of Exploration and Trade in the American Southwest

      Los Angeles: Automobile Club of So. Cal., 1954. Los Angeles: Automobile Club of So. Cal., 1954. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Small folio. (vi), 63pp. Illustrated with maps. Index. One of 100 copies specially printed and bound for the Zamorano Club. Cloth spine, printed paper boards. Light sunning to the boards and trace of edgewear else near fine. Maps and short essays on 28 routes from Pike, the Sonora Trail and the Santa Fe Trail to the Overland Mail Route of 1861-69 and the Pacific Railroad of 1869. Ex libris Lawrence Clark Powell with his bookplate in the front pastedown.

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        Johannes Larsen traesnit. Med indledning af Otto Gelsted.

      . Scripta [1954]. 4to. 20 traesnit, trykt fra stokkene af Simon Gullander i Skjern og alle signerede af Johannes Larsen i monogram [sammenslynget JL], samt 20 sider tekst med 6 ligeledes originale, men usignerede traesnit. Löse ark indlagt i orig. mörkebla helshirt. kassette fremstillet af Jakob Badens Bogbinderi ved Mogens Wille. * Kun trykt i 115 ekspl. hvoraf dette er nr. 83.<br>De enkelte arbejder er udfört fra 1904-52, hvor de har vaeret anvendt til forskellige formal, bl.a. til Blichers Traekfuglene og Lehn Schiölers fuglevaerk. Saerkendende for Johannes Larsen traesnit er, at han, mod saedvane, ikke kun tegnede motiverne, men ogsa selv skar de enkelte klodser.<br>De 20 traesnit er: Drengeportraet (kunstnerens aeldste sön, Andreas), 1904. Hare, 1904. Drengeportraet (kunstnerens aeldste sön), 1905. Havlit, 1913. Hjejlen II. Laerken I. Hejren. Stenpikker, 1920. Rödhals, 1920. Krabbedykker, 1920. To ederfugle, vignet, 1921. Pelikan, 1921. To sortspaetter I, 1921. Tjurer I, 1921. En rype, 1921. Gejrfugle, 1921. Forarbejde til skovsneppen, 1926. Troldand, 1938. Klukflaske II, 1944. Kattekilling, 1952.<br>Traesnit anbragt i Otto Gelsteds tekst: Skyer, 1904. Stillidshoved og hel fugl, 1904. Gravgas, 1904. Syngende laerke, set fra siden. Syngende laerke, 1920. Dahjort, vignet, 1921.<br>"Blandt Fynboernes arbejder haevder Johannes Larsens traesnit sig ved en ubestikkelig, naesten objektiv sanddruhed. Som kunstner og handvaerker indtager han en saerstilling, markeret ved en lykkelig forening af nögtern natursans og sikker viden om billedfladens udtryksmuligheder." (Viggo Naae)..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Raboliot

      Editions Vialetay, 1954. Fort volume grand in / 4 reliure signée Blaizot en plein maroquin havane, dos lisse à titre doré sous étui, doré sur tête, tranches non massicotées, illustrations : 30 pointes sèches originales de Gaston Barret Monod 5262. Tirage à seulement 249 exemplaires, celui - ci sur Auvergne à la main comprenant une suite en bistre avec remarques sur Lana et deux planches refusées. Un très bel exemplaire. Cet ouvrage paru en 1925, est tout à la fois un hymne à la nature solognote, terre d?élection de l?auteur, et l?émouvante et âpre aventure d?un homme que son instinct de chasse pousse hors des lois et qui suscite les haines, où sont parfaitement mis à profit ses dons poétiques de conteur et son humanisme. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        The Horse and His Boy

      Bles 1954 - A first edition, first printing published by Bles in 1954. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions with the usual off-setting to the spine and a little light spotting to the page edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has a closed tear from the foot of the spine. Spine a little faded with some wear to the head and tail and some general handling marks here and there. A nice copy of the rare fifth Narnia adventure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books PBFA]
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        The dictionary of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the late Georgian period ... revised and enlarged by Ralph Edwards

      London: "Country Life, Ltd.", [1954]. London: "Country Life, Ltd.". [1954]. "First printing of the revised (and best) edition, 3 volumes, folio, illustrated in color and black & white throughout; mild dampstain in lower margin of the first few leaves of the first volume, small tear in the (blank) corner of the frontispiece, all else near fine in half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt- lettered in 2, t.e.g."

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        The dictionary of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the late Georgian period . revised and enlarged by Ralph Edwards

      Country Life, Ltd. [1954], London - First printing of the revised (and best) edition, 3 volumes, folio, illustrated in color and black & white throughout; mild dampstain in lower margin of the first few leaves of the first volume, small tear in the (blank) corner of the frontispiece, all else near fine in half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt- lettered in 2, t.e.g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Dark is Light Enough

      London: Oxford University Press, 1954. London: Oxford University Press,, 1954. A Winter Comedy. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Loosely inserted autograph poem by the author. Spine slightly faded, contents lightly toned, edges foxed, in the unclipped jacket that has a slightly darkened spine, spotted panels, a slight stain to fold of front flap. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Loosely inserted original poem titled St Christopher (1939). The play is the "third of his seasonal plays...although set in an Austrian country house in 1848&#150;9, was clearly a contemporary metaphor for the need to overcome the cyclical nature of war." (ODNB).

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        UNDER MILK WOOD

      DENT 1954. A Play for Voices. Preface and Musical Settings by Daniel Jones. 101 pp. Including Music for Songs at the rear. Light brown cloth. Light tanning to edges otherwise near fine in green dust jacket a bit rubbed and chipped at spine ends and top edge ISBN: None

      [Bookseller: Black 5 Books]
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        Le Musée Imaginaire ( LE MONDE CHRÉTIEN et les GROTTES SACRÉES)

      La Galerie de la Pléiade ( Gallimard 1954) - 2 tomes ( le 2 et le 3) plus de 1000 pages d'illustrations Donc Des bas reliefs aux grottes sacrées et Le monde chrétien . Livre de Bibliothèque sans les jaquettes présentés dans des étuis protecteurs . REf livre C-159 boîte C-38 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Ullstein 26.2.1954. Untertitel: Wie es geschah - 9 harte Jahre, vom Chaos zum Wiedererstehen der Ullstein A.G. - das zeigen die Bilder dieser Mappe. Enthält 48 jeweils in ein Passepartout einmontierte orig. Photos aus den ersten neun Nachkriegsjahren des Verlages.

      Berlin: Ullstein 1954.. 1 Doppelblatt und 48 Photos. Orig. Halbpergamentmappe mit orig. Lederbezügen im orig. Schuber (die Kassette an zwei Kanten aufgeplatzt, Schuber etwas fleckig, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar). 4°. Prachteinband. Überaus seltene, wohl nur in kleinster Auflage für den engen Familien- und Freundeskreis hergestellte Mappe des berühmten Verlages zum 80. Geburtstag von Rudolf Ullstein im Jahr 1954. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Lieselotte Kage (geb. Ehlert), der Sekretärin von Rudolf Ullstein, mit vier maschinenschriftlichen und eigenhändig signierten Originalbriefen von Heinz A. Pinner an Frau Ehlert, später verheiratete Kage, sowie sechs Abschriften/Durchschlägen von ihr an Heinz Pinner. Rudolf Ullstein (26.Februar 1874 bis 2. Februar 1964) war einer der fünf Söhne von Verlagsgründer Leopold Ullstein, die nach dessen Tod 1899 den Verlag gemeinsam führten. Rudolf konnte 1939 kurz vor Kriegsbeginn noch nach England flüchten (ebenso wie Heinz Pinner, der in die USA emigrierte und durch Heirat mit der Familie Ullstein verwandt war) und überstand den Krieg als Fabrikarbeiter. Er kehrte noch 1945 nach Berlin zurück und sorgte für die Rückübereignung des "arisierten" ehemals weltberühmten Verlages. Ende der 1950er Jahre wurde die Aktienmehrheit an Axel Springer verkauft.

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        Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 Acts

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. New York: Grove Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver and gilt and to boards in blind, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. 4 plates from photographs. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket that is tanned along the spine panel and edges. First English language edition, first impression. Originally published in France in 1952.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Carmelus. Commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano Editi. Bände / Volumes 1(1954) - 54(2007), + 56(2009).

      Edizioni Carmelitane, Roma 1954-2009,. 8°, einfache Bibliotheks-Pappbände, teils original-kartoniert, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel (Jesuiten-Bibliothek), Einbände teils etwas fleckig und bestoßen, Rücken teils etwas knickspurig, Schnitt teils fleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, / simple library-hardcover, some volumes original softcover, ex-library copy with back label, stamp on title page (Jesuits Library), binding partly bumped and stained, backs partly creased, cutting stained, otherwise fine,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte]
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        Live and Let Die

      Jonathan Cape, London 1954 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, bottom front corner very gently bumped, page edges gently toned, some very gentle toning to endpapers, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed, small chip bottom edge front panel, retains original publishers price 10s 6d on both end flaps, jacket art credit present just below blurb on front flap.Overall a Very Good copy of the second and very scarce James bond book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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        Hit Or Miss

      Digit Books, 1954. Digit Books, 1954. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS being The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      London Allen & Unwin 1954/55, 195455. London Allen & Unwin 1954/55, 195455. Three volumes, all first editions. Each volume in original red cloth with gilt titles on the spine. Original printed dustwrappers present for all three volumes. All fine, bright copies in very good dustwrappers, each with some tanning to the spine and light wear to their ends. The first volume with a light stain to the upper panel. An attractive set of this fantasy classic which is now one of the most sought after first editions of the twentieth century. The pictorial dustwrappers have the distinctive "eye" design by the author. Fold out maps to the rear of each volume, printed in red and black, drawn by Christopher Tolkien. Dorothy L. Sayers, one of the foremost crime writers of the twentieth century and creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, has always had strong links to Oxford. She read Modern Languages at Sommerville College, and worked in Oxford both as an academic and for Blackwell&#39;s the publishers. Although not technically an Inkling, she is often regarded as a fringe member of that group of literary academics due mainly to her friendship with C.S.Lewis and Charles Williams. She contributed to their discussions and gave and received publications. This set is probably one such offering.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Noel Coward & Marlene Dietrich : original b/w photograph (22 cm X 17 cm) SIGNED by Noel Coward

      -, 1954. -, 1954. 1st Edition. The photograph is in a good condition. There are some slight edge nicks and tears. The reverse of the photo is somewhat dust-toned and marked, and there is a typed note and ink stamp: "Photograph supplied by The Topical Press Agency... London." Remains particularly well-preserved overall. . A rare photograph of Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich, SIGNED by Noel Coward. A typed note on the back of the photograph reads: "Marlene Dietrich at the Palladium: Marlene Dietrich joined Noel Coward at the Palladium today, where she rehearsed for the forthcoming All-Star Midnight Matinee at the famous home of variety. Photo shows: Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward on the stage of the [Palladium] this afternoon [in] rehearsal. 23/6/54." Photo dims.: 22 x 17cm. Noel Coward has signed his name along the leg of his trousers.

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        Le Corbusier. Großformatige Original-Photographie von Yousuf Karsh.

      (1954).. 30,3 x 23,9 cm.. Porträt des Architekten Le Corbusier im Alter von 67 Jahren. Etwas späterer Abzug. - Ausgezeichnet erhalten. Rückseitig bezeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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