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        Sam. (Light mauve cat with yellow eyes.)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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        THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT (DAMN YANKEES) (In The Original WRAPAROUND BAND and Inscribed By the Producer Of The Broadway Play)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        JEDEDIAH SMITH AND HIS MAPS OF THE AMERICAN WEST

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Belleville Ménilmontant *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Ecchusan Kami Tekagami

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

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        New Naturalist Monograph No. 10 Mumps, Measles & Mosaics

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

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        MUMPS, MEASLES AND MOSAICS (NMN 10)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Ondine

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

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        A Fable

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

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

      Fantasy Press, Oxford 1954 - A very good++ hardcover copy issued without a jacket. First Edition. SIGNED BY THOM GUNN on the title page. Copy is very tight, no bumped corners, some light soiling to the bright yellow cloth from handling. Lettering to cover is very bright and clear. Small owner's signature on board end paper. A very decent copy. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booklegger's Used Books ABAA]
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        In The Castle Of My Skin

      United States: McGraw Hill, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Gently read. Toning to the edges of the text. Mild wear to the board edges and light compression to the spine crown and heel. Blue cloth boards and spine, red spine lettering. Dust jacket price clipped. Some edge wear, light soiling to the rear and to the spine. Rubbed Foyles Bookstore signed copy sticker to the front panel. Signed to the FFEP by both George Lamming and Richard Wright. Rare. New archival mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        Chanteclerc *

      P.Lafitte, Paris 1954. - Broché 23 x 18, couverture décorée rempliée. Dos et tranches un peu insolés, menus défauts. L'un des 700 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur fil Lafuma. Cette pièce en quatre actes, en vers, fut représentée pour la première fois en 1910; elle a ceci de particulier qu'elle se passe dans un monde d'animaux, en campagne.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        K2. The Savage Mountain. The Third American Karakoram Expedition

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear along the spine edges, creasing to the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. Pervious owner stamp on front pastedown. Offsetting to the end papers. This tells the dramatic story of the 1953 climb of K2 by a group of American mountaineers who were within 2750 feet of the K2 summit when a ferocious storm struck the mountain. Only the courage and ingenuity of a few climbers prevented a complete disaster. A classic tale American Himalayan climbing. This is signed and inscribed by the authors, Dr. Charles Houston and Robert Bates and by five other members of the expedition: George I. Bell, Dee Molenaar, Peter Schoening, Robert W. Craig and Capt. H R. A. Streather. Signed by the author.

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        L'Apocalypse selon Saint Jean dans la traduction de le Maistre de Sacy. Ornée de vingt-six compositions par Henry de Waroquier, gravées sur bois par Gérard Angiolini. Préliminaire de Robert Rey. Préface de Paul Claudel

      Paris: Imprimatur, 1954. Livre. Illus. by Henry de Waroquier. Bon. En Feuilles. Édition limitée. Grand In-folio. Paris, Imprimatur, 1954. 44,5 x 35 cm, grand in-folio, 186 pp. - 10 ff. n. ch., 26 gravures originales en couleurs dont 1 frontispice à double page, une vignette de titre, 16 hors texte et 8 dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée en rouge et noir, chemise et étui illustrés de l'éditeur. Tirage à 267 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches (n° 186). Quelques ombres et de menues usures à l'étui. Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 326) (prévoir des frais de port pour 7 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        SKETCH BOOK OF STORE FRONT IDEAS

      Niles, MI (also Lexington, KY, Berkeley, CA, and Toronto, Canada): Kawneer, 1954. Near fine in very good slipcase with minor rubbing. Oblong quarto with plastic spiral binding. Printed on heavier paper stock, the illustrations in black and white with the legends on blue or brown grounds or color frames Quite scarce.

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        Le dangereux visage

      Janicot, 1954. in8 broche souple

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        Tableaux, Pastels & Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2 vols

      Alain C Mazo 1954. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Mazo Edition of 1954 after the 1918 original. This one of only 100 copies (many of which were destroyed after publication). A Near Fine copy, complete with all b&w illustrations in excellent condition, original printed wrappers, very slightly rubbed and upper joints partly split at head and foot, folio. SCARCE

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II ,Normance.

      Gallimard 1954 - " - Gallimard, Paris _1954, 14x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Micheline (Deshayes), situé et daté "Meudon 1954". Micheline Deshayes est une danseuse étoile, amie de Céline et Lucette Destouches depuis plus de dix ans. On retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (.) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère". La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les Music-Hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son œuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai a un dieu que s'il danse' s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel ( ) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] ( ) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour." Ainsi son pamphlet, "Bagatelles" s'ouvre-t-il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses vœux sont inscrits ! Jamais écrits ! Le plus nuancé poème du monde ! ( ) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !( ) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses Tout pour la danse !". Suivent les textes de deux ballets de Céline : "Naissance d'une fée et "Voyou Paul, brave Virginie ". Contrepoids à la violence de la narration, la danse réapparaît à la fin du pamphlet avec un nouveau ballet : "Van Bagaden", dont le texte clôt le livre. Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n’a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226). Le premier feuillet a été mal découpé par le dédicataire ayant occasionné de légers manques marginaux sans gravité, ex-dono de la dédicataire en tête de la page de faux-titre. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui lui témoigna toujours son amitié malgré ses avanies. Autographes d'exception" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Horse and His Boy

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954. Grey cloth with silver titles in dust jacket. Dust jacket spine has some darkening and a small smudge to front panel o/w fine. Book is fine but for minor spotting to top edge. A beautiful copy in a fragile dust jacket that is so often in poor condition. 5th of the 7 Narnia books.. 1st. Cloth. Fine/VG+. Illus. by Pauline Baynes. Octavo.

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        HORSE AND HIS BOY

      1954. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE HORSE AND HIS BOY. London: Geoffrey Bles (1954). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), cloth, offset on endpaper else Fine in excellent dust wrapper with price intact (dw slightly soiled on rear panel and a few tiny closed tears). 1st edition, 1st printing of the fifth Narnia adventure fantasy, where Bree (a talking horse) and Shasta (a young boy) escape from bondage with the help of Susan and Aslan. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes with frontis, pictorial endpapers and black and whites in-text. A beautiful copy.$2750.00

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        Mémoies de Guerre

      Paris: Plon,, 1954. L'appel 1940-41. L'unité 1942-44. Le salut 1944-46. 3 volumes, octavo. Original wrappers printed in red and black. Extremities faintly rubbed and creased. In excellent condition. First edition, one of the numbered copies on alfa Cellunaf reserved for veterans of France Libre and members of the various resistance and combatant organizations. Inscribed by de Gaulle to front free endpaper, "A Jean Thomas en souvenir de la grande épreuve [the great test], bien cordialement, C. de Gaulle. 4.2.55." Thomas was a veteran of the 1e section, 3e batterie du 22e Groupement Colonial des Forces Terrestres Anti-aériennes serving with the French 2nd Armoured Division, the first allied division to re-enter Paris on 24 August 1944, and the vanguard of the liberation force. A very nice set.

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        The Kingdom of Earth With Hard Candy: A Book of Stories (Signed Limited Edition)

      New Directions 1954 - First Edition of Tennessee Williams' compilation of ten short stories, The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy. In publisher's slipcase. Limited Edition of 100 copies, of which this is copy #13. Signed by author Tennessee Williams on limitation page. Includes the later excised homoerotic story, "The Kingdom of Earth," though this is not listed in the Table of Contents. Complete as issued: Conforms to Crandell A13.I.b. Tight, immaculate copy with crisp extremities. Binding colors bright and vivid. Minor chipping to top panel of slipcase and upper fore edges of slipcase opening. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Trilogy]: The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921;

      London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press,, 1954-1963. The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921-1929; The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929-1940. 3 works, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Work 1: folding map; work 2: frontispiece and 6 photographic plates; work 3: 6 photographic plates. A superb set in excellent condition, with only mild rubbing and tanning to the jackets (of which work 2's is priceclipped). First editions, first impressions. With the author's signed presentation inscription to his publisher Geoffrey Cumberledge on the front free endpaper of work 1, "To my good publisher, with kindest regards, Isaac Deutscher, February 1954".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1954. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to contents, two minor spots to title page. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed at the extremities with toned lower panel. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo, pp. 248. Original red cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, but an excellent copy in very lightly used dust jacket with some light rubbing and one or two small chips. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel. Memorably filmed by Peter Brook.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        COUNTERBLAST

      (Toronto): (The Author), (1954). First ed. 4to., (17) pp. Stapled into blue stiff wrappers, titled in black ink on the front wrapper; as issued. Some soiling and wear to the wrappers. A good or better copy. This is Marshall McLuhan's scarce second published book. Boldly inscribed on the front wrapper "For Dick & Lois, Harley". Harley Parker was an artist, designer and professor of art and visual communications. He was a colleague of Marshall McLuhan and collaborated with him on an expanded edition of COUNTERBLAST (1969). In 1973 he was the first Institute Professor of Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This copy of the first edition of COUNTERBLAST is inscribed to his R.I.T. colleague, Richard (Dick) Zakia, Professor Emeritus who taught in many areas of photography including graphic design and multimedia design.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Birds of Arabia

      U. K.: Oliver & Boyd, 1954. Tan cloth boards. Previous owners name to fep. 624pp illustrated with 19 colour plates 9 photographic plates, figures in the text and distribution maps. There is a folding map of Arabia in pocket to rear of book.Text and illustrations fine, binding firm. Dust Jacket in protective cover taped down to endpapers. HEAVY BOOK - EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED. 2225g . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Original Painting: "Man With A Cane

      1954. Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame& with ACA Gallery label on reverse, just above Gropper's ink hand-stamp. Provenance:& estate of American philosopher, author and civil libertarian Corliss Lamont; his name& added in pencil to the gallery label, presumably to note his purchase of the painting.& Surface scratches to masonite; mild wear to frame; image undisturbed. Gropper, whose& fame as an illustrator and political caricaturist was established in the 1930's, held one man& shows at ACA Gallery (New York) in 1954, 1956, & 1958, where he exhibited many& of the paintings inspired by his visit to the Warsaw ghetto in the late 1940s. This image,& of a rabbinical figure holding a cane and looking to the heavens, though undated, is& likely from that period.

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        Not as a Stranger

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Boldy inscribed across the ffe. From the Phyllis Winogron collection. Note noting time,date,and place of autograph laid in.. Inscribed By Frank Sinatra. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club Edition.

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        Kosmonautenbabel. 3 Sätze (komplett). [Original-Farbfotografien / original photograph in color]. Satz 1: Turm zu Babel, Russische Bodybuilding-Maschine, Balunka. Satz 2: Gehirn, Rühmi, Mätzchen. Satz 3:Kosmonaut, Beta-Männchen, Guter Schwung.

      0 - Mike Hentz (Mike Andrew Hentz), geboren 2. Juli 1954 in New Jersey (USA). 3 Originalfarbfotografien und 6 Foliogramme in Originalmappe. Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 1995. Fotografien rückseitig von Mike Hentz signiert. Maße: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 3 original photographs in color and 6 foliogramms in original folder. Griffelkunst edition, photographs signed by Mike Hentz. Measure: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Fine condition. Mike Hentz (Mike Andrew Hentz), geboren 2. Juli 1954 in New Jersey (USA).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Annual Automobile Review 1954-1955 No 2

      Lausanne Switzerland : Edita S A, 1954. 195pp. Second edtion of the classic car series. Edgewear and light creasing to covers, 2cm by 1cm surface rub to foreedge of inside front cover, pencilled owner inscription and very faint watermark on back of last page, owner name on first page, slight waviness to outer pages. Spine uncreased, internal pages very good. . Soft Cover. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        THE DESERT MUSIC AND OTHER POEMS

      New York: Random House, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel. Printed at the Spiral Press. Wallace A38: First Trade Edition (there were also 111 signed and numbered copies). This copy is SIGNED by the author on the first blank in blue ink and dated in 1955 in his shaky hand. Signed copies of the trade edition of this title are elusive.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A la santé du serpent, orné par Joan Miro

      Paris: GLM, 1954. Livre. Illus. by Joan Miro. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. numérotée. In-4. Paris, GLM (Guy Lévis Mano), 1954. 29 x 20 cm, in-4, 16 ff. n. ch., deux doubles planches en début et en fin de volume, frontispice et 1 planche hors texte, 27 ornements dans le texte, broché, couverture blanche imprimée. Première édition séparée de ce poème extrait du "Poéme pulvérisé" de 1947. L'un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin (n° 218), seul papier après 54 exemplaires de tête comportant une lithographie originale. Harmonie parfaite entre le poème et les illustrations : l'une des plus belles productions de Guy Lévis Mano. Rare. Couverture très légèrement insolée, sinon parfait. (MONOD, 2600).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Werner Bischof

      NP n/d - 1/750. Folio. Unpaginated (28pp). Gold-illustrated stiff black wraps with folding flaps. Magnificent reproductions of b/w photographs by Werner Bischof as well as textured colored full-page plates. "Diese Bilderauswahl von Werner Bischof wurde als Privatdruck für die Geschäftsfreunde der Basler Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Ende des Jahres 1954 in der eigenen Offizin gedruckt. Bei dem eingelegten Doppelblat handelt es sich um handgeschöpftes Papier der 'Cartiere Miliani-Fabriano', weiterbearbeitet unter dem Namen Roba-Papier von E. Kretz, SWB, Basel." Near fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Exploration of the Moon (signed)

      Frederick Muller, London 1954 - Tall octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Wear to extremities of dust jacket. Chipping to upper spine end; a section of DJ measuirng 1/4" x 1/2" missing from top of DJ at head of spine. A nice tight copy with a bright dust jacket. Book is in nice shape with fading of the gold overlay to the text on the front of the book. Inside front and rear endpapers has slight fading and a neat gift inscription as a christmas present dated 1954. Signed by Clark to the title page. Comes with a glossy photo of Clarke as well as a glossy photo of the illustrator for this volume, R.A. Smith. This books also comes with a certificate of authenicity from Global Authentication certifying that the signature is authentic. Overall, a beautiful volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Preferred Books]
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        Orfebreria Prehispanica De Colombia 6 Volume Set

      Bogota, Colombia: Banco De La Republica , 1954 This is a very good hardcover set in cloth-covered boards, and dust jackets (except for 2 volumes), of this important 6 volume collection of pre-Hispanic Colombian gold. Text in Spanish. Folio size 12" high X 9" wide. Vol.1: Estilo Calima Text, 367 pages, + 20 tipped-in color plates and 201 black & white figures in the text (line drawings), extensive bibliography; Vol.2: Estilo Calima Laminas,19 pages + 300 black & white photogravure plates; Volume 3: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Text, 385 pages, 145 black & white illustrations in the text, bibliography; Volume 4: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Laminas, 287 black & white plates. Both plate volumes have their dust jackets, text volumes do not. Volume 5: Estilos Quimbaya y otros.Text, 355 text pages + 113 black & white drawings and photographs in the text, bibliography. Volume 6: Laminas, 298 black & white photogravure plates. Volumes 5 and 6 very good in cloth and dust jackets. These volumes were published between 1954 and 1966. A very nice complete set of this major reference on Pre-Hispanic Colombian gold work. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        Labanotation

      New York: New Directions,, 1954. Illustrated by Doug Anderson. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little rubbed at the head and tail, spotting and partial toning to endpapers, spotting to top edge of text block, contents toned in the margins. A very good copy in the rubbed, toned, and spotted jacket with some nicks and short splits, and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Francis! A belated (45 years) signing of this book. With admiration for your contribution to dance. Affectionately, Ann (Hutchinson). June 1st, 1999". Francis Mason was a prominent dance critic who edited the New York magazine Ballet Review for thirty years and furthered the careers of George Balanchine and Martha Graham. This volume is a "complete exposition" of the dance notation system developed by dance theorist Rudolph Laban, first introduced in 1928 and still a primary system within modern dance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Story of a Lifetime (Illus. Clifford Webb)

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1954. Hardcover. Near Fine. Clifford Webb. Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. Small folio. 94pp. 7 full page wood engravings, and title vignette by Clifford Webb. Limited edition of 110 copies only - this copy # 62, signed by the author. Beautifully bound in full white sheepskin; gilt spine lettering and motif on front cover. Spine mildly sunned; else fine - in purple cloth slipcase which is a trifle faded and bumped at one corner.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Sorrisi e canzoni.

      Subject: (Riviste). Roma, 1954, A. III, n 21 - 1955, A. IV, n 7/11, 13, 15/19, 21/27, 29, 30, 32, 34/46, 50/52 - 1956, A. V, n 2/5 - 1957, A. VI, n 22/31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 51 - 1958, A. VII, n 4, 11, 16, 19, 21, 25, 27, 30, 34/36, 38 - 1959, A. VIII, n 16, 22, 23, 25, 40, 43 - 1960, A. IX, n 2/4, lotto di settantasette fascicoli cad. di pp. 31.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        A is for Annabelle

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front endpage. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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