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        防空常識挂图.[Fang kong chang shi gua tu].[Chinese Propaganda Poster Set (Incomplete) - Air Defence Common Knowledge].

      [北京].[Beijing].: No publication details.. (circa1970).. Coloured Chinese Air Defence broken run of 5 posters. Each poster in this small collection is numbered. The collection is made up of poster numbers 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16. The posters are in secondhand condition. Two are poorer condition than the others as there is loss along a margin of each, although this loss does not affecting the images themselves. There is creasing and wear and tear particularly at edges and one poster is damp stained. There are some tape repairs on the reverse, one Text in Chinese. Poster sheets measure appoximately 54 x 77.5 cm. Poster no. 10 shows 3 images which demonstrate the methods which could be used to fire at enemy aeroplanes. The images are accompanied by detailed instructions. The speed and size of the aeroplane, and the angle from which the shot is taken and the distance from the target are all taken into consideration. A chart in the centre gives details of how to prepare in advance for shooting an enemy aircraft. The chart gives details of how to calculate the plane's length taking into account its size and distance to make sure of an accurate shot. Poster no. 11 shows 3 images which demonstrate methods to fire at enemy paratroopers, again with detailed instructions of how to do this. A chart in the centre gives details of how to prepare in advance for shooting an enemy aircraft. The chart gives details of how to calculate the plane's length taking into account its size and distance to make sure of an accurate shot. Poster no. 12 depicts 5 images showing various anti-aircraft firing positions. They are: position for one person to lift and stabilise the rifle while the other person aims; position aided by fortification; position aided by tree branches; position aided by walls; and kneeling position. Poster no. 13 includes 5 images showing two squads (rifle shooting squad and machine gun shooting squad) who are in charge of the anti-aircraft placement and the three main targeted aircraft (bomber, military cargo aircraft and helicopter) which these squads wish to shoot. Poster no. 16 includes 6 images showing plans and the actions required to rescue, perform urgent repairs, and maintain law and order. Each with detailed instructions. It suggests: to report to the relevant government agency and evacuate nearby civilians unexploded bombs are discovered; during air strikes, lay down perimeters around shops to prevent from looting; to restore transportation by clearing roads immediately after air raids; to urgently repair damaged electric wires and water pipes; the major patrol sites: factories, shops, warehouses, dams, bridges and the power station, and to arrest suspects if necessary; to put out fire immediately and to make sure the safety of the civilians are the most important. 中國人民解放軍總參謀部動員部[Mobilization Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] was first formed in 1954 and later joined with 中国人民解放军总参谋部军务部 [Military Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] to form a joint division in 1969. The Division returned to its original name in 1975. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Rings-The Two Towers- The Return of the King.

      London George Allen and Unwin -5 1954 - First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., first editions, publisher's uniform red cloth, spines lettered and stamped in gilt; top edges stained red, comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring, 423, [1, colophon] pp., signature mark "4" at the bottom of page 49; map tipped to rear endpaper, ownership signature, light offsetting to endpapers and rear hinge just starting, [together with:] The Two Towers, 352 pp., map tipped to rear endpaper, over-opened at pages 64-65 and pages 144-145, causing a couple sprung gatherings, with light foxing on preliminary and terminal leaves [and] The Return of the King, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page forty-nine and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11], 416 pp., map attached to rear endpaper, boards slightly bowed, page edges lightly foxed, occasional minor over-opening, topstain faded, crease along upper edge of page 415/416, professionally restored original dust-jackets, upper corners of first softly bumped, the third title in second state with reviewer blurbs for the first two titles on the rear flap, price clipped, all three with light fading to spine panels, still an attractive, very good set. At first, Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings to be a children's tale in the style of The Hobbit, but it quickly grew darker and more serious in the writing. Though a direct sequel to The Hobbit, it addressed an older audience, drawing on the immense back-story of Beleriand that Tolkien had constructed in previous years, and which eventually saw posthumous publication in The Silmarillion and other volumes. Tolkien's influence weighs heavily on the fantasy genre that grew following the success of The Lord of the Rings. Hammond and Anderson A5 i, ii, iii. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954, 1954, 1955.. [Fantasy classic]. FIRST EDITIONS, First impressions; signature '4' and 'sagging' type on p.49 of 'The Return', folding maps at rear of each volume. 3 volumes. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spines, red tint to top edges, in original dust-wrappers. No inscriptions, bookplates or ownership marks, all prices present. Some toning/spotting to endpapers otherwise clean within, cloth lightly handled, red topstain unfaded. Jackets with uniform wear, a little toned to spines, lightly chipped/frayed to extremities, some discreet archival strips to reverse side simply to stabilise tears at folds (not in-filled, touched-up or re-coloured). Overall a natural, used set with a most respectable appearance. Following the hugely successful children's book 'The Hobbit' (1937), Tolkien found himself under intense pressure to produce a sequel, despite wanting to publish different stories from the vast mythological landscape he had been creating since encountering the 'Kalevala' in his teenage years. Eventually these two forces came together to produce the long-expected sequel, set amidst momentous events at the end of the Third Age of Middle Earth, together with many details of the languages, legends and pedigrees he had created from scratch in order fill what he considered a great hole in England's mythological past. Possibly the greatest Fantasy Novel the English-speaking world has yet seen.

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        FARLIG MIDSOMMAR (English title: Moominsummer Madness).

      Helsinki: Holger Schildts Förlafg. 1954. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. Illustrated by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright with very light creasing at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example of this very scarce title, seldom encountered in this condition. The correct first printing of the fourth Moomin book, published in Helsinki by Schildts, the Stockholm printing was issued later in the same year. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      Macmillan: New York, 1954. Dark green cloth stamped in red. Small soft crease at foot of spine, else fine, corners sharp, no owner names. Dust jacket has rubbed chips to spine ends, with one inch tear to bottom rear spine fold; red portion of spine sunned to pink; small tears and small chip to top edge of front panel; front flap corners clipped by publisher as they did for a time, with $2.75 price printed vertically, making this the usual second issue jacket. The first issue, with unclipped corners but same price, is quite rare. In all, good to VG-. but still respectable in appearance. Modest print run, poor sales, scarce today. Binding: Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        History of Economic Analysis

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Precedes the UK issue.) 1260 p. Light blue cloth with silver lettering. Very Good condition. Back flap of jacket laid in, otherwise gone. Clean pages-- no marks in text or bookplates, etc. Light bumping to corners, very light soiling to cloth. Front hinge starting. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      Paris: Gallimard, (1954). A service de presse copy of this collection of essays, containing among others "Le Minotaure ou L'Halte d'Oran". Presentation copy, inscribed by Camus to the naval historian Léonce Peillard. Original printed wrappers, fine and unopened, with the errata slip, and the publisher's announcement laid in. Cloth case with leather label.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Sammlung von 1075 Belegen aus ca. 1948-1965

      1075 Belege, teils kartoniert (mit Gebrauchsspuren / zahlreiche Dubletten dabei) - Enthalten unter anderem: HHA-Haduy, Hamburger Hochbahn AG-Wochenkarte / Sammelkarten / Stadtwerke Braunschweig / Kraftpostfahrschein von Flensburg bis Rinkensens / Essener Straßenbahn / Antrag von Ausgabe für Schülerkarten / Sozialmark der Deutschen Bundesbahn "Beföhrderungszulässig" / Stuttgarter Straßenbahn / Würzburger Straßenbahn / Kraftfahrverkehr Celle / Celler Straßenbahn / Bahnkarte Oberursel / Burg Lübeck / Servieta Automobilistica Dolomiti / Platzkarte München-Villah / Weserland (Sylt) / Goslar bis Celle / Lachendorf bis Goslar / Fahrkartenheftchen / Berechtigungsausweis zur Mitfahrt auf Lokomotiven für Ing. Riemschneider / Bremszettel / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof nach Windhausen / Offenbach Hauptbahnhof nach Rendsburg / Reisegepäck Versicherung / Frachtbrief in Löschumschlag / Magdeburg bis Schönbeck / Große Hafenrundfahrt Hamburg / Dienstfahrplan Peine-Ilsede / Dampfschiffahrt "Colonia" Köln-Zellerfeld / Hildesheim / Bad Dürheim-Oggersheim / Speisewagen Rechnung aus 1954 / Hamburg-Altona-Stuttgart / Goslar-Hahndorf / Antrag auf Ausgabe von Arbeiterrückfahrkarten / Bebra-Salzburg / Liliputhbahn / Stadtwerke Remscheid / Bremen Hauptbahnhof / Straßenbahn Halle / Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof-Wolfsburg / Braunschweig-Schaffhausen-Basel u.s.w.

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        Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi per i Ginnasi Superiori, gl'Istituti Magistrali e i Licei Scientifici - Esercizi

      A. Morano Editore - Napoli, NAPOLI 1954 - Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi INTERLINGUE Stato discreto, volume in parte intonso, coperta in cartoncino,firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, macchie, fioritura sparsa, bordo e punte leggermente usurati, dorso con lacerazione, tagli bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, pochi segni di matita al margine del testo. II volume Esercizi della collana Corso di sintassi latina con esercizi. III edizione. Lingue: Italiano, Latino.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Mémoires de la Fédération des Sociétés Savantes du Département de l'Aisne. T.I à T.LV

      Chauny (Aisne), Ets A. Baticle puis Maubeuge Imprimerie Triangle Bleu, 1954-2010. - 55 vol. in-8 br. couvrant la période de 1954 à 2010. Qqs pâles rousseurs au dos de certains vol., sinon très bon état d'ensemble. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Race Rock [The Author's Copies]

      NY/London: Harper/Secker & Warburg. 1954. Matthiessen's own copies of both the first edition and the first British edition of his first book, a novel, written while he was living in Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Unmarked, but both copies are from the library of the author. The American edition is mottled and foxed; a good copy only, in a fair dust jacket with several small chips and split unevenly at the front flap and the spine. The British edition is foxed and musty, a good copy, with portions of the dust jacket (front cover, front flap) laid in. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lucky Jim

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Kingsley Amis on the title page, Inscribed "Doubleday chucked me out after this / to Michael Curtis." Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket shows toning, rubbing, light edge wear, light soiling and light staining to the spine panel, short splits at ends of spine folds. Rare signed.

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        David Ben-Gurion

      October 13, 1954. Autograph Letter Signed “D. Ben-Gurion” in Hebrew, one page, 4.5” x 8.25”. Lightweight paper; numbered “42” from Ben-Gurion’s writing pad. Sdeh Boker, Israel, October 13, 1954. To Ze’ev Zanfet, Kfar Hayarok. Rough edges. Very good condition.In full, “The many troubles here prevented me from replying to your letter immediately. I will not be able to write a special critical article on the subject. There is nothing to be critical about â€

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        The Caves of Steel

      New York: Doubleday, 1954. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Dark Blue Boards, Red Letterin. Good/Very Good DJ. 224 Pp. First Edition Stated. Original Dark Blue Boards Printed In Red, Re-Cased With New Endpapers. Ex-Library Book, Very Worn And Frayed Along Top And Bottom Edges, Small Date Stamp On Copyright Page, Some Staining To Pages And A Few Pages With 1/2" Chips At Top Foredge Corners. Dust Jacket Not Price Clipped ($2.95), No Library Or Other Marks, Bright And Clean, Some Edge Wear, Small Chips At Tips And At Ends Of Spine, With Archival Repairs At Top And Bottom Of Spine ( Doubleday Logo At Bottom Of Spine Has Been Added By Restoration). Nominee In 2004 For The Retroactive Hugo For 1954.

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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper, inscribed to former owner in "Glen Canyon 1981". Very Good with light rubbing at tips, small indent to spine near bottom, light lean to spine, previous owner book plate to front paste down. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.50 intact, light rubbing, light fading to spine panel, light chipping at edges and two repairs made from the verso. The author's first published book, which after an initial publication of 5,000 copies he immediately wanted to disown. It has never been reprinted as per Abbey's request, and signed copies are extremely scarce.

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      DOTTOR FRANCESCO VALLARDI, 1954. ITALIANO 1,19 Elegante volume in mezza legatura con decorazioni in rilievo e titoli d'oro al dorso. Carte di guardia decorate. Illustrazioni in nero nel testo ed alcune a colori fuori testo. Carte geografiche a colori, ripiegate all'interno. Margini delle pagine e dei tagli con lieve ingiallimento. Volume XVII PI-REFUSO. USATO

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      New Haven: Yale University Press(1954). First Edition, Merwin's uncommon second book, this copy SIGNED by the poet., Hardcover, Lower corners very lightly bumped. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle 425 copie numerate sul filo puro Lafuma per ogni copia, testina di stampa dopo 69 Olanda. Leganti in ..., t L'invio autografo datata 11 Novembre 1954 e firmato da Charles De Gaulle Rene Fillon sul primo volume: "In memoria del nostro grande prova". . Piacevoli esemplare arricchito un bel autografo firmato dal generale De Gaulle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 425 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma pour chacun des exemplaires, tirage de tête après 69 Hollande. Reliures en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier vert, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, reliures signées de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe daté du 11 novembre 1954 et signé de Charles De Gaulle à René Fillon sur le premier volume : "En souvenir de notre grande épreuve". .Agréable exemplaire, joliment établi, enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle.

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        Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      Little, Brown & Co, Boston 1954 - First edition, 1954. Hardcover in dust jacket, 896 pp., illustrated (some in color), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, rubbing and wear to the edges of the book's covers, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, wear to the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and some loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. A rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        L'Apocalypse selon Saint Jean.

      Paris et Nice, Imprimatur, 1954. - In-folio, 166p. Monumentale édition au tirage limité à 267 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci, un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Illustré de 26 compositions originales en couleurs de Henry de Waroquier gravées sur bois par Gérard Angiolini. Préliminaire de Robert Rey. Préface de Paul Claudel. Texte établi selon la traduction française de Le Maistre de Sacy. Très bel exemplaire. en feuilles, sous couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui.

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        The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55 - Three volumes. Folding map in each volume. Return of the King is second state with sig. 4 and slipped type on p. 49 (this was formerly Hammond’s first state, but the bibliographer has revised his opinion). Original red cloth and printed dust jackets. Bookplate. Fine in very good fine dust jackets with slight wear, minor stains, tanning to the spines. An attractive set. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. This is a very attractive set of the celebrated Lord of the Rings trilogy. The size of the edition was small: The Fellowship of the Ring (3000 copies), The Two Towers (3250 copies), and The Return of the King (7000 copies). Tolkien worked on this epic, not so much a trilogy as a long novel, from the publication of The Hobbit (1937) until the early 1950s. Beginning with the appearance of the second edition of 1966 and the nearly simultaneous appearance of the paperback edition in America, The Lord of the Rings became one of the best-selling works of fiction of the century. This is the “paradigmatic work of modern heroic fantasy. . . . Its success was not immediate, but its publication in paperback was an event sufficiently momentous to transform completely the market situation of heroic fantasy, and hence bring about a new era in its history. The Lord of the Rings made fantasy a significant publishing category and inspired a deluge of new works. The astonishing reception and influence of this work qualify it as one of the most remarkable literary phenomena of the 20th century” (Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good +/good +. Octavo, 281pp., illustrated. A good or better copy, gently soiled with mild wear at the spine ends. In a good or perhaps better dust jacket ($5.00 price intact) with some creasing and mild chipping along the extremities. Spine less sunned than usually seen on this title. A marvelous copy, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Dornberger to Hans-Georg Clamann, a fellow German scientist who was (along with Dornberger) brought to the US in Operation Paperclip. The three-line inscription is in German and in a rather cryptic hand, but it is easy to read his note below the inscription: "Randolph Field, der 16 Juni 1955." Randolph Field is an Air Force base near San Antonio, which is appropriate, as both of these scientists were brought to the US in the custody of the Air Force just a few years earlier. Signed copies of this book are scarce, and the association makes this an even more desirable example. On a rear free blank there is a somewhat unexpected (considering the book's subject) pencil inscription in French, also dated 1955, with two pasted-in stickers: "Pour mon cheri Valentine 1955 de ta femme qui t'aime." It's unclear how, or if, this relates to the association above. Images of such available upon request.

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        Mémoires de guerre

      first edition, one of the 425 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper Lafuma for each of the copys, drawing of head after 69 Holland paper.Binders, ...autograph dedication of the author autograph dated 11 November 1954 and signed by Charles De Gaulle to René Fillon on the first volume: "In memory of our great ordeal"..Pleasant copy enriched with a beautiful autograph signed by General De Gaulle. Plon Paris 1954-1959 14,5x23cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Schmidt-Uphoff, Hans Erich. - "Komposition (Figuren im Raum)".

      - Farbmonotypie, in Rot, Grün & Schwarzviolett, auf hellbraunem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff. Unikat. 37,6 x 56,8 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 47 x 65 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Kugelschreiber signiert und datiert. - Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff (1911 Neumark in Sachsen - 2002 Dessau). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Bruder des Malers und Grafikers Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein. Lehre als Dekorationsmaler. 1931-33 Besuch der Akademie für Kunstgewerbe in Dresden. Als bildender Künstler Autodidakt. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Dessau. Dort bis 1945 als Grafiker bei Junkers im Flugzeugbau tätig. 1942-45 als Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1945/46 Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1946 in Venedig als Maler tätig. Im selben Jahr Rückkehr nach Dessau, wo er seitdem freischaffend arbeitete. Teilnahme an Ausstellungen des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Halle/Saale. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Correct first in the English language as well.) Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Fore edge has a few small light stains. Bright spine lettering and clean internally: no marks or signs of ownership. Jacket toned, as is typical, and lightly worn along edges with a tiny stain to front panel, creased near top of back panel, price intact ($4.75). A great copy of the acclaimed absurdist play.

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        Tintin:On a marché sur la Lune,édition originale

      1954 - Dos,plats,coins,gouttière,coiffes très bien conservés,sauf un coin effleuré et un léger manque sur la coiffe supérieur,4e plat B11,édition originale belge de 1954,Imp.Casterman,pas d'indication de trimestre,couverture mate,dos rouge,pages de garde en bleu foncé,très bel état d'ensemble malgré de minimes défauts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Food in England

      London:: Macdonald,, 1954.. First edition.. Cloth. Contents, fine: binding, VG, /good. 676pp, illustrated with photographic plates, and drawings in the text. Contents strikingly fresh and clean. Faint tanning to endpapers. Small faint splash to top edge of closed text block. In the original binding of orange cloth, spine titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine faded and stained, with a small repair at the head. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Front panel clean, chipped to the bottom inner corner, back panel chipped to upper inner corner, absent spine stood in for by a photocopy (printed a little smaller than the original): the parts professionally brought together and made good.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall. Number 212 of 600.

      Limited ed Urs Graf-Verlag Olten Berne and Lusanne 1954 - Super royal4to, 150 p. 43 colour and monochrome reproductions. Original brown pigskin, lettered dark brown, heavily embossed on the upper cover with a Celtic design, cream endpapers. A very faint rubbed area to the head of the backstrip and one small rubbed mark to the tail otherwise a superb fine copy in the original near fine card slipcase. Limited edition. On the recto of the limitation page is printed 'Published in the United States by Philip C. Duschnes. 757 Madison Avenue New York 21, N. Y.'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JIRI Books]
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        Normance. Féerie pour une autre fois II

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 550 numbered copies on vellum toil. Cardboard according to the original model of Paul Bonet. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mission San Jose, Texas

      Original India ink, watercolor, Chinese white painting by Paul Horgan. Signed lower left "To Connie With Love Paul 1954" and lower right "Mission San Jose San Antonio." Matted and framed under glass. Image size 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Overal size 17 1/2 b 22 1/2 inches. FINE. Two time Pulitzer Prize winning author, who won in 1954 for his two volume GREAT RIVER and made many field sketches during his research travels. This large size is unique. See A Writer's Eye, An exhibition of field study drawings from the Collection of American Literature Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. "San Jose, with its dome and carved tower and embrasures, and huge barrel-vaulted granary was built as the grandest mission community of the five established by the Franciscans at San Antonio in the 18thc. Here the Spanish colonial baroque found its richest expression, as I saw on a spring morning when the first green was coming on the mesquite." - Paul Horgan (A Writer's Eye p. 44)Beautiful mat and framed under glass all like new. (Horgan won the Pulitzer for history in 1955 with his book "Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History" for which he made many field sketches during his research travels including San Jose Mission in San Antonio. This larger size, however, is unique. See A Writer's Eye An Exhibition of Field Study Drawings from the Collection of American Literature Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The Connie referred to may have been Connie Boardman, the mayor of Huntington Beach, Horgan's home.).

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        The Collected Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. 8vo. 534, v, [1] pp. Original maroon cloth, abstract design on front cover and spine in gold, silver-lettering on front cover and spine; printed dust jacket. Pale stain to upper sheet edges; spine panel of jacket with pale dampstain, small nicks along upper edge, rear panel toned, bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 518 of 2,500 copies. With the exception of six poems, the poems in the section "The Rock" appear here for the first time. Despite the flaws enumerated, a very presentable copy of this definitive edition of Stevens' work. Edelstein A23.a.1.

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        An Armada of Thirty Whales

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954. Fine. First edition. Rebound in full red morocco gilt. Silk endpapers. Dustwrapper bound in. A trifle rubbed, just about fine. The author's copy of his first book, chosen by W.H. Auden for The Yale Series of Younger Poets. Laid in is a receipt dated in 1957 from Foutoillet et Vercy, a French binder in Dijon, addressed to the author's wife. Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974 and published several additional books of poetry and literary scholarship.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Contribution A l'Etude lithologique du terrain houllier de Belgique. Les Roches stériles de la zone de Genk (Westphalien a superieur) aux charbonnages de Helchteren et Zolder (Campine). (= Volume Jubilaire Victor van Straelen - Extrait de Tome 1),

      Sonderabdruck, Brüssel 1954 - 73 S. mit 9 Tafeln, Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 480 Groß 4°, Original-Karton (Softcover), Einband leicht angerndert, Deckel mit Namensstempel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes, noch unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first state jacket priced at 12s 6d net. 248pp. Original red cloth with white spine lettering. Very Good with stains and slight bowing to boards, light foxing to edges, in original dust jacket with some offsetting from tape on verso and flaps, still Near Fine, having very subtle toning to spine panel, barely any edge wear, unclipped and unrestored. The author's first book, a post-apocalyptic novel of boys on a remote island descending into barbarity. Scarce in its British first edition in a presentable original dust jacket.

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