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        Second to None. The Royal Scots Greys 1919-1945

      Glasgow McCorquodale & Co Ltd [1954]. G +: in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing to covers. Lower edge bumped. Signature to fep. Occasional light foxing First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 210pp. B/w plates and twenty folding maps; map endpapers. Signature of Dan S. Lewis of the Royal Scots Greys, dated March 1957. Foreword by Field-Marshal Montgomery. Loose extract from 'The Scots Grey in 'Mechanization' by M R Sheldon loose inside the book.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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      Houghton Mifflin Company 1954 Spotting to boards. Wear & chipping to price clipped DJ. Previous owner's name to front pastedown ; Marlowe is back, older, sadder, and maybe a bit wiser ; 8vo; 316 pages

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      New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954 Inscribed by Brown fellow author on the front endpaper; "To Bob Abernathy from Fred Brwon." Robert Abernathy (1924 -1990) was an American science fiction author during the 1940s and 1950s. Collects seventeen stories and vignettes from 1941 to 1949. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-66. Mild wear to lower edges of the boards. Very good plus in very good dust jacket with mild edge wear. A nice associational copy.. Inscribed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        A Child's Christmas in Wales

      New Directions, Norfolk 1954 - Long galleys of the first separately printed edition (originally published in *Quite Early One Morning*). Five leaves, printed rectos only, and an unprinted cover sheet, all folded. Slight offsetting to the unprinted cover sheet, else fine. Accompanied by a first edition of the finished book as issued by New Directions, which is fine in near fine, slightly age-toned dustwrapper. Also accompanied by a fine copy of the New Directions edition of *Quite Early One Morning* (fine in fine, lightly rubbed dustwrapper with wraparound band promoting *A Child's Christmas in Wales*, an Advance Review Copy with slip laid in). A beloved little gem, this story of Christmas in Wales was recorded by Thomas, and became a Christmas classic, necessitating this separate edition. Ex-Ned Erbe, director of publicity for New Directions. Rare. One of two sets of which we are aware. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Jonathan Troy: a Novel

      New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. , yellow letteering on spine, Hardback in dustjacket; black binding with yellow lettering and design on spine. A rather rough copy: spine ends, cover corners, and spine edges are rubbed through to the underlying boards, spine bottom has a couple of tiny chips; front cover has 2" tape stain at top inside corner. Both hinges are weak and are starting to split just past endpapers. Page block edges are darkened/ stained/ smudged; endpapers and extreme page margins are starting to darken. In a price-clipped dust jacket that is scuffed/smudged on its faces and rubbed at its edges; front dust jacket panel is creased in several places and is torn all the way across diagonally; top spine end has 1/2" by 1/2" chip, bottom spine end has 1" by 2" chip (with loss of the publisher's name) , and bottom inside corner of front flap has 1 1/2" by 3" chip (with loss of a few words at the end of the jacket blurb). ; Dust jacket is in a clear plastic protector. Edward Abbey's first novel, which he decided he was ashamed of and which he would not allow to be republished (maybe why the early works of the best writers are often so hard to find). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 374 pages .

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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers & The Return of the King. In Three Volumes. first edition 2nd impression / first edition 4th impression / first edition 3rd impression in original dustwrappers

      George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. The Fellowship of the Ring: 1st Edition, second impression Numeral "4" at bottom of page 49. Dustwrapper price clipped, states Second Impression. Tinted top edge faded, traces of foxing to the base edge of the pages; original Melbourne book seller's metallic sticker at lower right of front paste down. ( Margaret Webber ), previous owner's name at top right of front end page, traces of foxing to same. offset tanning to half title page from placement of dustwrapper. Map appears to be unopened by previous owner. No damage. Lower corner of rear foldover clipped. Short tears to either side of head of spine, and bottom right of spine, no loss. Age toning/handling mark to spine of jacket ( all three jackets.). Measures 8.75" tall. the other two volumes measure 9" tall each.& & The Two Towers: First Edition 4th Impression. Dustwrapper price clipped front flap only, rear still shows 21s. Dustwrapper states 3rd Impression! Offset tanning with foxing in the offset are of the front end page, previous owner's name at top of same, bookseller's sticker at bottom of front paste down; front and bottom edges of pages show some foxing. Internally clean, and bright. Map not damaged. Dustwrapper has short splits to head of spine section, and rubbing of the corners. & & The Return of the King: First edition, third impression. Dustwrapper price clipped. Very slight foxing of front and rear end pages, bookseller's sticker to bottom of front paste down, map appears unopened by previous owner. The dustwrapper has rubbing and short splits top and tail of the spine section, and lower right of front panel, the rear panel of the jacket has a brown moisture mark, and a 2" tear lower right of bottom edge. In each of the grouped photographs, book 1 is on the left. Second impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0249015. . This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        Giles U.S Forces Edition. Giles Annual

      Daily Express, London c 1954. The scarcest of all the Giles annuals. Same cover as the eighth annual with printed white spine and title to front cover. Published in England but mainly sold at PX stores on US bases. Ist edition paperback as issued. Overall Good condition with all cartoons present and in clean condition. The cover are showing some wear with few tears, mainly to the front cover. Slight chipping to spine ends and rubbing to corners. Nevertheless a very rare item indeed.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Fly BEA. Amsterdam. British European Airways

      British European Airways Corporation.. No date. Ca. 1954.. Vintage color lithograph poster, 39 3/4 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with all short edge tears now mended and minimized with Japanese paper, toning, soft creasing and short tears to outer edges. pinhole at each corner; good, clean and bright condition. This striking vintage poster features a colorful artistic rendering by Peter Collins of a street and canal scene in Amsterdam. "Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable" printed at lower right corner. "BEA. 1906/2m/7/54." printed in lower left corner. .

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      Royal Academy of Arts, 1954.. 1st edn with handwritten letter by Augustus John on his Fryern Court writing-paper dated June 29 1914 to a Miss Hubbard loosely inserted. 8vo. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards (a little spotted; top corner of upper board creased and weakened). Pp. 64, illus with b&w plates (endpapers a little tanned; no inscriptions). .

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        17 Dikter - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag. Fine. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. An about Fine First Edition/First Printing in unread condition, minor rubbing and sunning along original wraps with price of 4:75; The first title of the 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, his collection of 17 poems, including the famous and powerful "Epilog" as final. In the original Swedish language .

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        The Long Wait (Original Film Poster)

      United Artists / Parklane Productions Los Angeles: United Artists / Parklane Productions, 1954. Original one sheet poster for the 1954 film noir. One of the best psychological B-noirs of the 1950s, beautifully photographed by Franz Planer and tightly directed, with a plot strain that is kin to "Somewhere in the Night" (1946) and "Impact" (1949): a newly-minted amnesiac struggling to piece together just exactly how much trouble he's in. In this case, he finds out pretty quickly that he's a murder suspect--the problem is that he doesn't know whether or not he's guilty. A striking illustrated design, bold and immediate. 27 x 41 inches, linen-backed. Near Fine. Selby (1984) 238. Silver and Ward, pp. 176-177.

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        Femme à la voilette] *

      1954 ?. 1954 - Sous bel encadrement à l'ancienne sur demande. Lithographie originale bicolore 30 x 23 (motif), monogrammée dans la pierre, justifiée et signée à la mine de plomb sur 30 exemplaires. D'après un dessin de même format, répertorié dans le livre de Hugo Wagner (288).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Mappe von Emil Palm. Teilweise Korrekturbogen vom Verlag, teilweise handschriftliche Noten: Folgende Lieder: Omama / Walzer Momente / Ich suche dein Herz / Was ist mich das ./ Ich suche Dein Herz / In einem Tanzcafe / Noten mit unterlegtem Text.

      Irving, um 1954., Berlin, - 29 x 20 cm. Ca 20 Blatt lose. Bücher. 1000 g. R1Bx. (Pal). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Kleinere Mängel. Eingesstaubt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Mémoires de guerre (3 volumes)

      Plon 1954 - Trois volumes in-8 (14x21 cm), reliures toiles de l'éditeur (un bleu, un blanc et un rouge) sous rhodoïds, 680-712-653 pages, bel envoi (23-10-1969) de Charles de Gaulle à Jean Truchot, Capitaine Chef du 334e Régiment d'Infanterie (rallié à la 58e Division d'Infanterie), lui-même rattaché au 42ème Corps d'Armée de forteresse qui a intégré le 3ème armée). En 1940, il est sous les ordres du général Perraud et est fait prisonnier à Mont St Martin en mai 1940. Il sera à l'origine d'une évasion à la frontière polonaise et restera du côté de la France Libre jusqu'à la fin de la guerre ; Volume I : L'appel (1940-1942) ; volume II : L'unité (1942-1944), volume III : Le salut (1944-1946) ; trois cartes dépliantes en couleurs ; les rhodoïds sont un peu usés par endroits, plats très légèrement salis, coins légèrement frottés, bel état pour cet ouvrage avec envoi du Général de Gaulle

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        Adarga catalana. Arte Heraldica y practicas reglas del blason, con ejemplos de las piezas,esmaltes y ornatos de que se compone un escudo,interior y exteriormente.Reimpresion de lujo de la 1ª edicion de 1753. 3 Tomos en 2 Volúmenes. Prefacio Mariano

      Orbis, Barcelona 1954 - rústica ilustrada bien conservada, estuche cartoné papel de hilo, láminas grabadas al aguafuerte, alguna desplegable. .Alberich. 382 págs.

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        The Blunderer

      Coward McCann 1954 - First US edition and impression from 1954 in VG++ condition, pages are clean spine is tight, no markings, the jacket is VG+ with some chipping to extremities and minor loss to bottom of spine, no other markings, jacket in removable protective sleeve, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot

      New York: Grove Press,, 1954. Tragicomedy in 2 acts. 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 photos of the author and a stage production. Modern bookplate to front pastedown. An excellent copy in the slightly toned jacket with some minor chipping to the top edge of the lower panel. First English language edition, first printing. Originally published in France in 1952. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Marshall Lee, the designer of the book and its dust jacket: "For my good friend Margaret, from Marshall Lee".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Two Towers; being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Alleen &Unwin Ltd., 1954. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine condition.. Bound in publisher's original dark red cloth over boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Original move endpapers. No headbands as issued. All edges trimmed. Top edge stained dark red. Dust jacket grey wove paper printed in black, red and gold. 21s price front flap lower right as called for. Fold out map in rear. Only the mildest of sun fading to the spine and even less to the top of the front panel. One half inch closed tear to top of back panel at spine. A touch of rubbing to the top of the spine. Hammond and Anderson A5ii. One of 3,250 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Story of a Lifetime

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1954 - Publisher's pictorial (crown of thorns and a whip) gilt stamped white sheepskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Housed in purple cloth slipcase. Illustrated with woood engravings by Clifford Webb. #16 of an editiion of 110 copies, signed by De Chair. Two bookplates. Some very minor darkening to the spine area, else a fine copy. Cock-A-Hoop, No. 195. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954 Signed by Oppenheimer on the front free endpaper. Very good plus in very good dust jacket with shallow chipping at the spine panel ends, and two tiny tears. . Signed. Second printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Catalogue Des Coléoptères De provence. Complet En 5 Volumes

      Muséum National D'histoire Naturelle, Paris 1954 - 5 volumes in-8 reliure pleine toile, pièce de titre au dos. Edité de 1908 à 1954. Tampons de laboratoire sur les pages de titres. A noter une consolidation ancienne avec de l'adhésif sur la première page du tome 2 sinon Bel ensemble complet. Rare.

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      Houghton Mifflin Company New York, NY. First Edition Hardcover This is the First American Edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardcover with dust jackets, published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in New York in 1954, '55, '56 for the three volume set, respectively. The Fellowship of the RIng, Two Towers, The Return of the Ring. EDITIONS: Volumes 1 and 3 are both First Impressions of the First Editions and Volume 2 is the Second Impression of the First Edition. The same sequence is true for the matching dust jackets ---First - Second - First Impression dust jackets for the three Volume set) . (Impressions = printings) . All the books and jackets match identification points based on Hammond/Anderson and Skull/Frisby. CONDITION: Between the six items being offered for sale (three books, three jackets), the condition is good to near fine. The book for Volume 3 is in the best condition, but the jacket for Volume 3 has the highest occurrences of wear. BOOKS: The books have bright, medium blue cloth covers with tight bindings, a touch of thread wear at some corners. None have any marks or writing on the end paper or pages. The pages are crisp and clean. There is a little spotting to the top and bottom edges on the first volume. The blue covers and gilt are the brightest on Volume 3. JACKETS: The jackets appear to be the original jackets issued with the books - all points of identifications show continuity throughout. None of the jackets have been price clipped. There is some edge and corner wear to each, a tiny puncture, some rubbing, one has a little discoloration, another has some crease marks, one has some mending tape in the interior. Separate detail on each book and jacket is available. MAPS: Each volume has a map - all maps are present and attached and in fine condition - they also match the points of identification for each volume. ; 8vo

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      University of Oregon|~| (n.p.): University of Oregon. 1954-1957. Kesey's college yearbooks. In Oregana '54, Kesey is pictured as a member of Stizer Hall, a member of the freshman wrestling team, and at the WRA Festival. Rubbing to edges; very good. Oregana '55 pictures Kesey as a member of Skull and Dagger, in the shadows of a stage production, and as a member of Beta Theta Pi. Some foxing and mustiness; very good. In Oregana '56, Kesey is pictured as a member of the Druids (an organization of the most outstanding men in the junior class); a member of the Order of the O (charged with enforcing campus traditions); a columnist for the Oregon Daily Emerald; a cast member of Macbeth; a member of Beta Theta Pi (a mark on this page reverses the names of two rows of men); and a member of the wrestling team. Minor foxing to covers; near fine. Lastly, his senior yearbook (Oregana '57), shows Kesey as a member of the wrestling team and as a narrator in a "Vodvil" skit. A few stains to rear endpages, some rubbing to covers; very good. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Destination Unknown

      Collins Crime Club, London 1954, 1954. Espionage novel. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF of the first edition. 8vo., Publisher's wraps with printed label to upper. Some toning; very good, housed in a custom-made cloth case, titled in gilt to the spine. Scarce format. Secret Service thriller from the Queen of Crime; When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence agency. When the only possible lead dies in a plane crash, a British spy must persuade a potential suicide that if she must die, it may as well be in the service of her country.

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        The Famous Boating Party (Signed Painted Edition)

      New York: New Directions, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. One of the author's special "painted" books. Number 12 of only 50 copies prepared and painted by the author. A remarkably fine copy, painted on both front and rear panels as well as painted colophon page. This copy comes from the library of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin with his small ownership sticker afixed to rear inside pastedown. Boards painted in a lively abstract, almost musical style. A real beauty. This copy also includes two laid in inserts. The first is a single sheet of paper, folded twice to form a small booklet. A publisher prospectus for two of the author's "painted" books (The Famous Boating Party and Fables & Other Little Tales). This sheet is in fine condition. Also laid in to this copy is a folded notecard with a two page handwritten letter from Miriam Patchen to "friends" and dated in 1975. The painted versions of both this title and Fables are among the scarcest of all of the author's special editions.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Mystification ou Histoire des Portraits

      Les Éditeurs Français Réunis, Paris 1954 - 1/430. Quarto. 90, [2]pp. Unopened copy. Original glassine over blank wrappers in illustrated dust-jacket. Title page in burgundy and black lettering. Picasso illustrated this essay of Diderot’s with four portraits of the great thinker, whose mind "anticipated and epitomized moral, psychological, and social opportunities and stresses attending the assimilation of science into culture" (DSB 4: 84). The portraits are reproduced in lithograph print form by Mourlot Frères, Paris. Limited first edition, number 369 of 430 copies printed on vélin pur Lafuma, of 530 copies in this edition. Glassine sunned, with minor and sporadic chipping along edges. Upper corners bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Glassine in overall fair to good-, dust-jacket, wrappers and interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New York: New Directions. (1954). First. First edition, limited issue. Tiny cracks on the paper over the rear hinge else very near fine in a moderately soiled, very good slipcase. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Black Mountain Review 2

      Black Mountain, North Carolina: Black Mountain College. 1954. First. First edition. Octavo. Perfectbound decorated wrappers. Corners bumped and a little worn, a small stain on the front wrap and first couple of leaves, very good. The second issue of this important progressive literary and art journal with contributions by Charles Olson, Irving Layton, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Creeley, Paul Blackburn, Toda Tomoya, Irving Layton, Douglas Woolf, Kizu Toyotaro, Lucy Lapp, and Ronald Mason. Scarce. .

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        The Lord Of The Rings [; The Fellowship Of The Ring; The Two Towers; The Return Of The King] - 1st Edition

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1954,1954,1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most attractive set of Tolkien's three Landmark Books: (1) The Fellowship of the Ring, one of 2,500 first impression/first state copies bound by Jarrold and Sons, very Nearly Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper; (2) The Two Towers, 3,250 first impressions, faded top-stain, light foxing of page edges, in about Fine dust-wrapper; (3) The Return of the King, one of 7,000 First Edition/First Printings, Near Fine with light foxing to page edges in about Fine, second state dustjacket with reviewer comments to first two titles on back-flap, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page 49 and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11]. All volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth tipped in onto recto, back free endpaper with minor professional paper restoration. Dust-wrappers with original prices, free of prior owner inscriptions or markings. Rather scarce in this condition; Tolkien began The Lord of the Rings between 16 and 19 December 1937, three months after The Hobbit was published and George Allen & Unwin were encouraging Tolkien, against his inclination, to write a sequel. The rest is history. As C. S. Lewis commented (from the dust-jacket) : "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness. No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true to its own inner laws; none so seemingly objective, so disinfected from the taint of the author's merely individual psychology, no so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory. And what fine shading there is in the variations of style to meet the almost endless diversity of scenes and characters - comic, homely, epic, monstrous, or diabolic." .

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1954]. cloth.. Previous owner's name and date on upper corner of front free. endpaper. Corners gently bumped, else a fine copy in near fine dust. jacket with mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, small. closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, and some dust soiling to. yellow background ink. (#111907). First edition.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        ALIEN MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). 245 leaves, top copy typed on standard-size bond paper with numerous autograph corrections by the author and by his wife. Together with TYPED NOTE SIGNED [TNS] by Evans commenting on this draft

      A bit of minor rumpling to a few sheets, one or two edge-tears, but. generally in excellent condition. In an old stationery box. (#118298). The typescript is foliated [1]-13 13-17 17 1/2 18-236 [237: missing] 238- 244 (two consecutive and different pages are numbered "13"; page 237 is missing). The note from Evans states, "This is the draft from which the final draft of this book was made. 'ALIEN MINDS' is the follow-up to 'MAN OF MANY MINDS', and will also be published by Fantasy Press, of Reading, Pa., the end of this year 1954. In addition to my own corrections and changes, you will notice from time to time penciled notes. These were made by my wife, who writes under the name of T. D. Hamm. There were other changes made in the final typing, of course, but the story is essentially as it stands here." The author's assertion notwithstanding, a spot check reveals numerous and in some cases wide divergences between the printed text and the present one. Despite the missing page, a textually significant variant.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Under the Net. A Novel.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1954 - Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, ends of spine a little faded, some light spots to boards, endpapers, and edges of text block. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits, spots and marks, faded spine panel, some spots to the lower panel, and a tape repair to the verso a little visible on the front of the jacket. First edition, first impression of the author's first novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954). Hardcover. Skimming to small piece of title page from removal of a label; light staining to gutters of the endpapers from the glue used in the book. Still Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper, $1.50 price intact, with two small holes at the rear. Early but not first printing of the American edition, published simultaneously with the British edition. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. This slim volume, Huxley's first-hand description of his use of mind-altering mescaline, had an immeasurable effect on the widespread acceptance of drugs in the 1960s, helping to usher in the Psychedelic Movement and giving birth to the name of at least one famous musical group. Indeed, this title is considered to be the most influential single volume on hallucinogenic drugs and is rarely found signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Twenty-One Stories

      Heinemann 1954 - First edition, being a volume in the Uniform Edition, but adding two stories to the collection of 1947. A nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper with just a few small chips and nicks to extremities and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Claremont Books]
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        [Album of Photographs from a Cruise to Aruba and Venezuela]

      Essex Falls: np, 1954. 4to. Full green crushed morocco with snakeskin (yes, you read that right) and gilt tooling to both panels, five raised bands, titling and nautical design gilt-stamped to spine, in original green cloth slipcase rimmed in leather. Ornately patterned endpapers. 170pp. Leather at spine sunned with some rubbing at joints. Trivial soil to text edges. Near fine overall. Slipcase lightly soiled at upper and lower edge, shelfwear, also near fine. An exquisitely bound album chronicling a cruise to Aruba and Venezuela on the Grace Line from November 5-22, 1954. The album was assembled by Mr. Charles W. Holton, former mayor of Essex Falls, NJ (1930-1951) who was traveling aboard with a party of seven. Holton was, among other things, an amateur photographer of considerable skill, and filled this elaborate album with 154 nearly full-page silver gelatin photographs taken on the cruise; these are neatly laid on to album leaves, with the majority captioned. According to the log, the ship departed form New York and went straight to Aruba. The larger portion of the trip was dedicated to Venezuela. Each segment of the trip is represented in photographs, with the subjects varying from landmarks and straw markets to shanty towns and the more elegant parts of Maracaibo. But these are no mere tourist snapshots. Holton brings a keen documentary eye to his subjects and the images are well-selected, framed, and printed. Indeed, this is among the most impressive travel albums we've encountered. A particularly strong representation of images of indigenous women and children runs throughout the album. The album also includes a 7 page travel narrative, trip log, as well as pamphlets, stamps, currency, ephemera from the cruise line tipped in. We locate one of Holton's albums on the Florida Keys held at the George A. Smathers Library at the University of Florida, and another album from a trip to the Caribbean held at the University of Miami. A compelling collection of post-WWII photographs with tremendous research value (as well as display appeal) that successfully occupies the border between the vernacular and the professional.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Waterfowl Of The World. Illustrated by Peter Scott.

      4 volumes. Country Life Limited, London 1954-64. 1st editon. Large 8vo. 284 + 232 + 270 + 364 pages. Illustrations in b7w and on colour plates, Publisher's cloth with dust wrappers. Fine/near fine.. *

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Industrial Map of Fresno and Vicinity, Fresno County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1954, rev. 1960. Blueline print, 27" x 108". Orange pencilling indicates switching zones. From Figarden, Biola Junction to station point Fowler, Walter Avenue and De Wolf Avenue. With station points Calwa, Calwa Tower, Goldleaf, Fresno Yard, Muscatel, Biola Junction, Fowler, Malaga, and Sun Maid Tower. Includes Index to Industries, approx 350 listings, indexed by number to vertices to map. Scale 1" = 1000'.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring (Part One of the Lord of the Rings)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First American edition. Cloth. Very Good/good. 8vo. 423 pp. Folding map tipped in at rear. First American edition. Book states "First published in the United States 1954" on the copyright page. Same date printed at bottom of title page. Very good condition in blue cloth binding with small tear to cloth at spine gutter near top of front panel. Otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. Original first state dustwrapper in fair to good condition with paper loss at spine tips and along top left of front panel. Still an acceptable example of a rare first impression dustwrapper. Unclipped at front flap. The first installment of the author's legendary trilogy of fantasy novels that needs no introduction.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      Cantalapiedra, (Imprenta Bedia),, Torrelavega 1954 - Size: 14x20.7. 125pp. 1h. Esta es la 1ª ed. venal. En 1953 se publica en ed. de bibliófilo de 109 ejemplares numerados. Con dos romances de compañía por Juan Ramón Jiménez. Muy buen ejemplar. Cariñosa dedicatoria al torrelaveguense Gabino Teira. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/very good +. First edition in brick red cloth. Hand numbered 827 of twenty five hundred copies of the first edition. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A clean tight copy with bright unmarked spine lettering. Price intact dustwrapper has some very light toning of color to the red spine, but quite nice overall.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        History Of Economic Analysis

      George Allen & Unwin, 1954-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: George Allen & Unwin Limited, 1954. 1260 pp. Light blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. First edition, first printing, British issue. (No additional printings on copyright and title pages. Text block is from Oxford University Press's first printing, with a laid in slip over publisher's name on title page with Allen & Unwin info. Tail states "Allen and Unwin." Apparently an uncommon British issue of the first printing.) Very Good hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages. Not ex-library! Edges foxed, light foxing to endpapers. Former owner's stamp on title page. Nice condition overall. Quite uncommon thus.An important history of economics.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        GEDICHTEN, bibliofiele genummerde uitgave, met fac.handschrift

      Antwerpen De Vier Winden 1954. Gebonden in linnen band, 36x27.5cm. in-folio, Met de handpers gedrukt op Zerkall-Bütten papier, bandontwerp door Georges. Gedichten van Willem Elsschot, het volledig dichtwerk waarvan enkele voor het eerst gepubliceerd. gesigneerd door de drukker George, één van de honderd genummerde exemplaren, nr. 5.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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      - Madrid, 1954-55. Ediciones Cid. Lote compuesto por dos tomos encuadernados en tela casera (con títulos en planos y lomera) que recopilan, conservando las cubiertas originales, los números de esta publicación que van del 2 al 69. 1088pp., 24,6x21cm. Perfecto estado de conservación. COMICS

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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