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        La Vénus aux fourrures

      Gonon Maurice 1954 - In-8 (19.5x25.5 cm), livre en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise feutre noir et emboîtage, tirage limité à 992 exemplaires, le nôtre, n°148, est l'un des 150 exemplaires sur Vélin Chiffon de Lana, contenant une suite en noir sur Vélin de Lana, traduction nouvelle de André Desmond, introduction de Christian Mégret, illustrations en couleurs et hors-texte de Suzanne Ballivet, une illustration en frontispice ; coiffes et coins de la chemise et de l'emboîtage légèrement frottés, intérieur très frais, très bel état. Ballivet Suzanne Feuilles sous chemise et emboitage

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. Three Volumes. Allen edition. 1st & 2nd impressions

      G: in Good condition. Upper inner hinge cracked to volume one. Volumes two and three with tattered dust jackets repaired with archive tape, now in protective acetate wrappers. Wrapper to volume two is missing front flap and has some loss to foot of spine. Wrapper to volume three has minor loss to foot of spine. Boards of volumes two and three lightly marked with mild bumping. Foxing to endpapers and light foxing to text-block. Content clean and tight 2nd impression Red hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 423pp; 352pp; 416pp. Fold-in black and white maps to rear of each volume. Published 1954 & 1955. The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers are 2nd impressions. Return of the King is 1st impression, with anomalies on page 49 including slipped type and signature stamp '4'.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        TRIO. Signed

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1954 First Edition of Canadian poets Eli Mandel, Gael Turnbull and Phyllis Webb's first book, Inscribed by Eli Mandel on the half-title page. "To [Professor] Hugo (McPherson), for Toronto, (R.S. Crane and Woodhouse and the prairies, etc) with best wishes from Eli". Additionally Inscribed by Eli Mandel on the inside front cover and embellished with a drawing of a pair of "lips" in red with his notation, "Mimi's lips". A bright, fresh very good copy indeed (showing a bit of soiling to the front cover), in the publisher's gray, yellow and white wrappers, printed in black. The additional L in Eli Mandel's printed name whited out on the cover and title-page. 8vo. Unpaginated. 92 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Tasteful ornithological bookplate on the front pastedown of each text volume. Virtually no rubbing to the spines, often found badly rubbed. Glassines present on note volumes. About Fine in Fine slipcases and somewhat uncommon in this condition. Arthur Szyk. Four large octavo volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. The definitive translation of Sir Richard Burton. Additional notes in separate supplement volumes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Illustrated with 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates, his final work. Copy #273 of 1500. Issued unsigned.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        CRITICA D'ARTE. Nuova rivista diretta da Carlo L. Ragghianti.

      Vallecchi/Neri Pozza 1954-1962 In-8, bross. Importante rivista bimestrale illustrata, a carattere artistico-culturale (nata nel 1935 col titolo "La critica d'arte", diventata, a partire dal 1954, solo "Critica d'arte". Offriamo le prime 9 annate complete: dal 1954 (Anno I, n. 1, gennaio) al 1962 (Anno IX, n. 53/54, settemb./dicemb.). A partire dal 1961 la rivista è edita da Neri Pozza. Ben conservate.

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Cisarska louka

      Prague: Josef Sudek 1954 - Original contact print, 3-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches, pencil signed lower right and titled lower left. An original photograph, one of Sudek's wide-angle photos of locations in Prague which is not included in the book Panoramic Prague (1959. Please press "view larger image" for full viewing. Photo is archivally mounted. Provenance available on request. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Portraits. Henri Matisse.

      André Sauret., Monte-Carlo. 1954 - 4to.Original card covers, folder and slip-case. Copy 2126 of 2500, includes an original lithograph portrait frontis printed by Mourlot, 60 bw portraits plus 33 tipped in colorplates. Slip-case a little faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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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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        Maladie Mentale et Personnalité.

      Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1954. Small 8vo. Uncut and partially unopened (from p. 60) in the original printed wrappers, in black and light blue. Very light soiling to wrappers, otherwise a very nice, clean, and fresh copy. Original price to back wrapper. (4), 110, (6) pp.. Scarce first edition of Foucault's first published work, in which he transforms psychology into a Marxist science of man.In 1950 Foucault had joined the Communist Party, which, by the time of the appearance of his first book, he had, however, already left again. Nonetheless, the book stands as a "monument to his Party membership" (David Macey), and just as he regretted this membership, so he disavowed his first book. In fact he grew to dispise it and unsuccessfully attempted to prevent its republication and translation into English. The work begins with an historical survey of the types of explanation put forward in psychology and goes on to produce a synthesis of perspectives from evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and Marxism. From these perspectives, Foucault argues, mental illness can ultimately be understood as an adaptive, defensive response by an organism to conditions of alienation, which an individual experiences under capitalism. Foucault modified the book in 1962 and republished it as "Mental Illness and Psychology", having changed the later parts, being the most Marxist material as well as the conclusion. As such, the work would fit in with the perspective that he had then expounded in The History of Madness"

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        A Proper Marriage

      London: Michael Joseph, 1954. First Edition of the author's second novel in her acclaimed Martha Quest series. Octavo. Original cloth. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dustjacket which contains the rare yellow wraparound band stating that Lessing has won the Somerset Maugham Award. Signed by the author on the title page. Rather uncommon with the band present. Doris Lessing has been awarded copiously, most recently including the 2001 David Cohen Prize, 2001 Premio Príncipe de Asturias, and the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. A Proper Marriage contributed to her perception as an able writer. It is "[v]ery impressive....Portrays modern woman in all her complexity" (Literary Horizons). "A totally modern work. Martha Quest is, above all, ironically percieved by the author in whose hands irony is an instrument of compassion" (New Republic). "I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way. And it seems to me that as the most important thing I could ever do" (Barbara Kingsolver).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. Signed limited version of the first edition. Hardcover. 437pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards, with bright blue and gray ink stamped cross designs on the front board. Acetate jacket. Housed in supplied slipcase. The book is near fine with the slightest traces of wear. Slightly darkened along the hinges. The acetate jacket is near fine and lightly rubbed. The slipcase shows some rubbing and scratching. Limited to one thousand copies signed by Faulkner on the limitation page. Number 992. Printed on rag paper. William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Madame de Pompadour

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1954. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 20 plates. Spine just a little rolled and faded, lightly rubbed at extremities with a few tiny bumps, scuff to upper board. Contents fresh. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Darling Syrie, with love from Nancy Mitford, 1955". The recipient was Syrie Maugham, one of the first English women to practice interior decoration, a noted society hostess, and the wife of the author Somerset Maugham, though the couple had divorced in 1929. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RELIGIOUS DRAMA: Mediaeval and Modern

      1954. [1 of 300 signed copies] New York: House of Books, 1954. Original maroon cloth, with glassine wrapper. First Edition, being one of of 300 copies numbered and signed by T. S. Eliot (this being #160); there were also 26 lettered copies for presentation. The book was not published in England. The foreword mentions that~Mr. Eliot writes, "I believe this is the text of an address which I delivered to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937... It was obviously written after the production of Murder in the Cathedral, and before I had written another play. It is also obvious that it was written before I had re-read Ibsen's plays. As a result of studying Ibsen's plays, and criticising my own plays of contemporary life, I have a very much higher opinion of Ibsen than I appear to have held in 1937. In fact, I repudiate what I have here said about Ibsen...~This copy is in fine condition, without soil or wear; the delicate original glassine wrapper is also present, in very good condition (minor edge-wear and rubbing). Gallup A65.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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      New York: House of Books, 1954.. Cloth. Small, tasteful bookplate in corner of front pastedown, otherwise fine in original glassine (large chip from front panel). Custom cloth slipcase and chemise (bearing another tasteful bookplate). First edition One of three hundred numbered copies, in addition to twenty-six lettered copies for presentation, all signed by the author. GALLUP A65.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      [New York]: New Directions. (1954). First. First edition. Signature and conjugate pages plus title leaf. Title leaf, 20p. (paginated as in the book). Fine. Prints the separate story "The Kingdom of Earth," prepared for insertion into copies of Hard Candy: A Book of Stories in order to complete the private, limited edition of 100 copies (and a few for presentation). Stated one of 100 copies. Because of its provocative content (a tubercular dandy dies while his ex-prostitute wife and his Cherokee half-brother ignore his pleas for help and instead have passionate sex in the next room), Williams was advised to remove the story from the collection Hard Candy. It did appear in much later collections, and he later adapted the story into both a play of the same name, and ultimately the longer play The Seven Descents of Myrtle (in which the half-brother is African-American rather than Native American). Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Das Prinzip Hoffnung. 3 Bde.

      Berlin, 1954-59. Lex 8vo. All three in the original blue full cloth bindings, in excellent condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Some light pencil-underlinings. 477, (3); 512, (1); 518, (1) pp. + Errata for vols. I+II laid loose in vol. With a five-line presentation-inscription to front free end-paper of volume 1, signed in full: Herrn Gehrke/ in freundlicher Gesinnung/ mit besten Wünschen/ 30.VIII.54/ Ernst Bloch.. The scarce first edition of all three volumes, with signed and dated presentation-inscription (in the year of appearance), of Bloch's magnum opus, his seminal The Principle of Hope, which constitutes his philosophy of concrete utopia. The hugely influential German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) was born as the son of Jewish parents in Ludwigshafen. He studied philosophy, physics, German and music in Munich and Würzburg and later became a main figure in Neomarxism. As his first book, Geist der Utopie was written while in exile in Switzerland during the First World War, this his main work was written while in exile in America during the Second World War, between 1938 and 1947, and it appeared for the first time in the DDR between 1954 and 1959. The Principle of Hope is considered a philosophical-political piece of art, which consideres in both philosophical-scientific and humanistic ways the possibilities for a utopia, at the same time as it traces throughout history man's strivings for utopia. The world is presented as open to man - open for man to make it the place that enables us to live like proper human beings. Ernst Bloch's Principle of Hope is one of the key books of our century. Part philosophic speculation, part political treatise, part lyric vision, it is exercising a deepening influence on thought and on literature. . . . No political or theological appropriations of Bloch's leviathan can exhaust its visionary breadth. (editorial review by George Steiner, the 1986 English language edition). As his Geist der Utopie begins with the powerful words: What now? It is enough. Now we have to begin. Life has been put in our hands. In itself it has already become empty long ago. It staggers senselessly around, but we stand firm, and thus we want to be its Faustus and its ends., so his Das Prinzip Hoffnung begins with the equally powerful words: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What do we expect? What awaits us? Many feel as nothing but confused. The ground rocks, they do not know why and from what. This their state is fear, if it becomes more defined, it is fear. Once, someone set out to learn fear. (''Wer sind wir? Wo kommen wir her? Wohin gehen wir? Was erwarten wir? Was erwartet uns? Viele fühlen sich nur als verwirrt. Der Boden wankt, sie wissen nicht warum und von was. Dieser ihr Zustand ist Angst, wird er bestimmter, so ist er Furcht. Einmal zog einer aus, das Fürchten zu lernen.The conception of Prinzip Hoffnung has now, due to this work, become a frequently used saying, not only in Germany, but also in America and large parts of Europe, where The Pronciple of Hope is used in numerous political and economical discussions, most actually for instance in the climate debate. The influence of the work has been immense, and it has done much to re-create modern man's belief in the world today and our ability to do good

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      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO, BOSTON 1954 - Good ed. of the 1st book in the legendary trilogy "LORD OF THE RINGS". Third printing of the 1st American edition. The date does not appear on the title page. Printed in Great Britain on the verso of the title page italicized. First printing with dust wrappers almost impossible to find, an early printing is a great substitute. Minor white speckling on to the boards, some light edge wear to the spine ends. Contents are fine, with map tipped in at back in fine condition. Six chips to dust wrapper, mostly to the spine, none of which extend deeper than an inch high and an inch across. Unprice clipped with "5.00" written on the front flap. Light foxing to the front inside boards. Clean and intact, Binding is tight. General wear and rubbed cover. No bookplate. WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. . DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: FIRST ED 423 PAGES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - 3 volumes. 8vo. 1st American editions of all three volumes. Meeting 1st issue points in books and d.j.s. With folded maps tipped affixed on rear paste-down endpapers. Slight toning to spines and margins. Minor bumping to spine ends. 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return of the King' slightly leaning. Faint spots to edges of leaves of 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. Toning to d.j.s. Minor chipping to spine ends of each volume. One half inch chip to head of d.j. spine of 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. D.j. of 'The Return of the King' detaching at folds and rear panel damp stained. VG/VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        CUT ME IN.

      New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1954 - Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first hardcover mystery. A near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with some fading of color on spine panel, light rubbing at edges, and what looks like a little light staining from old jacket protector (very minor). An attractive copy of an uncommon book. (#80808) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Histoire de Barentin, tomes 1, 2, 3 et 4

      Le Havre - 1954 - Le Havre - 1954, 4 volumes in-8, brochés, 124+120+149+178 pages, 52 planches hors-texte certaines dépliantes et en couleurs Bel ensemble, ouvrages non coupés, couvertures légèrement insolées, biographie de l'auteur manuscrite sur la première page du premier volume [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sylvain Paré]
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      MUNICIPALES 1954 - Lang: Español 0 Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 100 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

      [Bookseller: Original Poster]
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      New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers,. [1954]. boards.. Some age-darkening to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. with a touch of rubbing at spine ends. A superior copy of this book.. (#138528). First edition. The fifth Gnome Conan. Collects "Black Colossus," "Shadows in the Moonlight," "A Witch Shall Be Born," "Shadows in Zamboula" and "The Devil in Iron," all first published in WEIRD TALES in 1933, 1934 and 1935.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Intelligent Investor

      HARPER, NEW YORK 1954 - book in great condition. tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: NEW REVISED ED 272 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind, Preceded by an Epitome of Padma-Sambhava's Biography and Followed by Guru Phadampa Sangay's Teachings According to English Renderings by Sardar Bahadur S.W. Laden La and by the Lamas Karma Sumdhon Paul Lobzang Mingyur Dorje, and Kazi Dawa-Samdup

      Oxford University Press, London 1954 - First edition. With psychological commentary by Dr. C.G. Jung. Octavo. Green cloth gilt. Bookplate of Gordon B. Macfarlane on the front pastedown, some foxing on the foredge and first and last few leaves, and some light spotting on the front board, a very good or better copy in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Evans-Wentz on the front fly: "To Gordon B. Macfarlane with the best wishes of W.Y. Evans-Wentz. San Diego, California 12 July, 1957." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Faber & Faber Ltd. London. 1954. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        [Photographie originale] Umbria, 1954 : tirage argentique d'époque pour l'une des photographies parues dans "Ombrie, terre de saint François" (1955)

      1954. Photo. Illus. by Fulvio Roiter. Très bon. Aucune reliure. In-8. 24,7 x 18,1 cm (image et feuille). Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque sur papier "Agfa-Brovira" produit avant 1945. Cachet du photographe au verso. Issue d'un reportage commandé en 1954 par La Guilde du Livre, cette photographie a été publiée page 19 du livre "Ombrie, terre de saint François", ouvrage paru en 1955 et qui obtiendra le deuxième prix Nadar en 1956. Très beau tirage, rare et en bel état..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        L'Hypocrite sacré ou les Métamorphoses amoureuses de Jupiter.

      COULOUMA 1954 - Illustrations de Marianne CLOUZOT. Paris, Ateliers Coulouma imprimerie, 1954, in-4, plein maroquin noir, plat supérieur figurant Jupiter sous les traits d'un aigle, (Gema). Ce texte de Gabriel Audisio est illustré de 35 gravures sur bois de Marianne CLOUZOT. Le texte a été imprimé sur du papier gris moucheté et les illustrations hors-texte sur du papier noir moucheté. Un des 25 ex. sur Marais pur fil réservé à la société de bibliophiles "Les Amis de Coulouma", orné d'un dessin et d'un envoi de l'illustratrice. Livres

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        Histoire de la peinture tome I

      Fernand nathan, 1954. in4 Relié jaquette

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        THE ACROBATS. Signed

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1954 Richler, Mordecai. THE ACROBATS. London, Andre Deutsch, 1954. crown 8vo., 204 pp. An about fine copy in dustwrapper showing minor use. The young author's very first novel which he started writing at the age of 19. Neatly signed by Richler on the title page. $975. 00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Green Millennium

      Lion Books Lion Library New York: Lion Books (Lion Library). (1954). First. First paperback edition, previously published in hardcover by Abelard-Schuman. Light rubbing at the extremities, a pretty much fine copy. "Satyrs from outer space on a lusty earthbound spree." Both the hardcover and the Lion Library edition are very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Gibert Jeune, Librairie d'Amateurs,, Paris 1954 - (Codice EK0177) Due volumi in 8º (26,5x20,5 cm) 342(2), 360(2) pp. Pregevole edizione illustrata da Dubout con 160 gustosi e piacevolissimi disegni colorati da Monnier sotto la direzione dell'artista. Tiratura di 3000 esemplari numerati su bella carta distinta avorio vélin des Papetieries de Navarre (esemplare n. 1956). Legatura originale in brossura ornata con disegni di Dubout alla copertina e al dorso, sovraccoperte trasparenti lievemente usate, nel cofanetto originale. Grandi volumi a pieni grandi margini, intonsi. Splendido esemplare proveniente dalla libreria antiquaria Bourlot di cui conserva la scheda applicata alla sguardia del primo volume. Euro 370 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        In The Stretch: A Manual of Handicapping and Betting

      Dodd, Mead & Company. Hardcover. Extremely Scarce! 1954. First Edition. Dodd, Mead & Company., 152 pages. 12 oz. (Light and Medium Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine and gold stamped design of jockey on horse front cover in fair chipped dust jacket) Good Condition. bottom right front corner board lightly bumped with some corner wear, inside Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! In The Stretch: A Manual of Handicapping and Betting by Robert S. Dowst, Horse Racing, Gambling on Horse Races, Biblio . Good. 1954. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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        Poems 1923-1954

      New York: Harcourt, 1954. First. hardcover. fine. 468pp., thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 rust morocco, marbled boards, gilt-stamped raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1954). First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Strange Concept Car with Beautiful Woman

      1954. Mixed media on charcoal gray composition board. Signed "R. Arbib '54". 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. Highly imaginative concept car by Richard Arbib This unusual, bird-like front design was conceived of and drawn by Richard Arbib. It is clearly a notion derived from something other than other cars and represents an invitation to a world of creature-like vehicles that car manufacturers turned down. It is enticingly odd, and the beautiful, laughing woman leaning against it seems to be there to reassure the fearful viewer. If someone that beautiful and well-dressed is comfortable with it, why shouldn't I?

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Symbol as Need

      [New York]: Fordham University,, Autumn 1954. 5 unfolded leaves stapled together to form a small-quarto-sized pamphlet, with printed card wrappers. Housed in a beige cloth folding chemise with gilt-titled brown morocco label to upper flap. Some light rust-markings from the staples, but the whole in excellent condition. First edition, signed by the author, of Percy's first publication, a scholarly offprint, preceding his first novel, The Moviegoer, by seven years. Percy's monograph is a philosophical disquisition on Susanne Langer's essay, "Feeling and Form".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Life With The Lyons

      Np [BBC] onwards, London 1954 - Six episodes, approx. 40 mimeographed pp., secured with split pins to top left. Edgeworn and a little dusty, some title pages missing, extensive annotations and amendments throughout. First editions. Life With The Lyons was a long-running domestic comedy, scripted around real events and starring real-life husband and wife Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels, 'Hollywood's happiest couple'. Running over eleven series between 1950 and 1961, it spawned two films and three television series, and was one of the first radio comedies to dispense with musical interludes and concentrate entirely on its cast. The Lyons, an American couple, had settled in London during the war; their first radio appearance was in Hi Gang! (1940-1949). Their children Richard and Barbara joined the cast for Life With The Lyons, and the show went on to chronicle the family's ups and downs for more than 300 episodes. The regular supporting cast was Molly Weir, Horace Percival, Hugh Morton and Doris Rogers. The six episodes offered here are: Series 4, Episode 14: Be My Valentine; Series 4, Episode 19: Go To Your Corner (lacking title page); Series 4, Episode 23: A Ghost In The House; Series 5, Episode 18: Second Honeymoon (lacking title page); Series 5, Episode 19: I Can Do It Myself; and Series 6, Episode 21: Come Back A Little, Bebe. Until recently there were just three recorded episodes of Life With The Lyons in the BBC archive. But when these three were broadcast in 2011, a private collector came forward with his own stash -- of more than 200 episodes. Thanks to Mr. Graeme Stevenson, the show is now one of the best represented radio shows from the 1950s in the BBC's holdings.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Guignol's Band

      New York: New Directions,, 1954. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman and Jack T. Nile. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. Spine a little toned, small white spot to upper board, endpapers toned. An excellent copy. From the library of Allen Ginsberg, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "Bought by HG & NC, 1954, San Jose. 1968 – AG". "NC" was, of course, Neal Cassady, who had met Ginsberg and the other Beats in New York in the 1940s and maintained close ties to them after settling in California, with Ginsberg visiting on several occasions. This volume, purchased during one such visit only a few years before Cassady's death, is the first English language edition of Celine's semi-autobiographical novel exploring the life of a French solider invalided during the First World War and living among "thieves, pimps, prostitutes, fakers, junkies, cops, and cut-throats" in London (Commentary, November 1954). It was not a success on its original publication in France in 1944, but the novel's outsider viewpoint and stream-of-consciousness style would certainly have appealed to the Beats, and it contains stylistic similarities to Kerouac's On The Road. A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1954. A Story for Children. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout. Spine rolled and a little faded. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and nicked jacket with faded spine panel, closed tears, and a tape repair to the verso. Second edition, originally published in 1950.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1954 "Tartan" - Helix High School, La Mesa, California

      La Mesa, CA: Helix High School, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. Yearbook featuring future actor Dennis Hopper in his senior year of high school. 3 photos of Hopper throughout: his senior year photo, the "Senior Play Committee," and a larger photo where he has been chosen "Most Likely to Succeed" (who edited this thing, Nostrodamus?). Hopper narrowly missed out on other desirable categories, such as "Prettiest Eyes" and "Best Groomed"; our choice would have been "Most Likely to Peep from a Closet While Huffing Nitrous Oxide." This copy belonged to a student on the yearbook staff, with several inscriptions to her in that section. Very Good condition, with some wear at the corners, moderate lean to the binding, rear hinge cracked but holding.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Race Rock. A Novel

      New York: Harper, [1954] - First edition. 8vo. . Blue cloth and black boards. Fine in Vg/F dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. First. hardcover. fine. [10], 437pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full rust brown morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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