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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Edith Evans

      Rockliff 1954 - Signed and Inscribed by Edith Evans on cover page. Owner's name by ink on cover page. Illustrated study of Dame Edith's work, with a list of her appearances on stage and screen. Pictures will be uploaded shortly. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" in Physical Review 96 (1), October 1, 1954

      1954. First edition. The Yang-Mills quantum mechanical theory, introduced in this paper and underappreciated at that time, is the mathematical foundation underlying "three of the four fundamental forces of nature that physicists succeeded in unifying in the last half of the 20th century: electromagnetism, the 'weak force' responsible for radioactive decay, and the 'strong force' responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together" (Gale, World of Mathematics Summary). Yang and Mills proposed a tensor equation that relies on a quantum mechanical property called the 'mass gap.' "The laws of quantum physics stand to the world of elementary particles in the way that Newton's laws of classical mechanics stand to the macroscopic world. Almost half a century ago, Yang and Mills introduced a remarkable new framework to describe elementary particles using structures that also occur in geometry. Quantum Yang-Mills theory is now the foundation of most of elementary particle theory, and its predictions have been tested at many experimental laboratories, but its mathematical foundation is still unclear. The successful use of Yang-Mills theory to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles depends on a subtle quantum mechanical property called the "mass gap:" the quantum particles have positive masses, even though the classical waves travel at the speed of light. This property has been discovered by physicists from experiment and confirmed by computer simulations, but it still has not been understood from a theoretical point of view. Progress in establishing the existence of the Yang-Mills theory and a mass gap and will require the introduction of fundamental new ideas both in physics and in mathematics" (Clay Mathematics Institute). CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Physical Review 96 (1) October 1, 1954. Pp. 191-196. Complete issue in original printed wrappers; very slight wear at the edges. Clean throughout; very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Under Milk Wood. A Play for Voices. Preface and Musical Settings by Daniel Jones

      London: J. M. Dent, 1954. First edition - Advance Proof. 8vo, pp. 101, original green printed wrappers. The slighest of edge rubbing, rubbed at head and tail of backstrip, some slight browning to the portrait of Thomas on rear wrapper. Upper wrapper stamped "Advance Proofs Only". Apparently only 68 proof copies were issued. A very good example of this very rare issue.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Casino Royale.

      New York: Macmillan 1954 - Pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dustjacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. Both book and wrapper show some wear and handling; rubbed to joints, frayed to spine ends, but with no inscriptions or significant defects. The red-coloured spine panel does not suffer from the usual heavy fading. A used but presentable copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Davidias

      Jugoslavenska Akademija Znanosti I Umjetnosti 1954 - 4to, 1/2 cloth, Zagreb publication. includes 2 copies of 11 page addendum pamphlet. wear to dj: stained, especially on back, as shown in photo, lying next to text spine. text would be Clean & Tight except for water-stain on bottom inside corner of all pages, as seen on title page photo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Andalusia Bookman]
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        Cloven Hooves ---in a Dustjacket

      London: Ward, Lock, 1954, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, some foxing, offset and age darkening to endpapers, a tight square copy, in an attractive Very Good dustjacket with a bit of light wear, now in a hi=quality mylar protector, boards are very slightly warped, a very hard to find early western by Nigel Tranter, this is the sixth of Tranter's 11 westerns that he published under the Tredgold pseudonym, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo,. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Price Clipped. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Coming Down The Siene

      J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. Hardcover. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, no DJ . Fair. 1954.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVI: Catalogo Razonado de Libros Impresos en Mexico de 1539 a 1600

      Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1954 581 pages with facsimile imprints and index. Quarto (11" x 8 3/4") issued in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. This edition edited by A Millares Carlo. Limited to 2000 copies this is a reprint of the 1886 edition. The pride of Hispanic American scholars and collectors in the work of the sixteenth-century press of Mexico has found its reflection in a group of special bibliographies and bibliographical monographs of which one customarily speaks in superlatives. Without in any sense lessening the degree of praise accorded the other, it can be said that the greatest among them all is the Bibliografiamexicana del siglo XVI of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, first published in a splendid volume in 1886. That book declared itself on every page to be one of the most distinguished bibliographical works of the century, a noble tribute to the press whose work it recorded. Its historical discussion of the origins of the press in Mexico move the whole question into the realm of scholarly speculation; its full and richly annotated entries of titles and comment upon special copies were exact as well as leisurely and easy in presentation; and its sketches of authors and others concerned in the books described attained in many instances the stature of definitive biographies. Its authority has never lessened, never been seriously impugned. I has never been supplanted, only enlarged and carried on. The Mexicans, Noclas Leon and Emilio Valton; the Chilean Jose Toribio Medina; and the North American, Henry R Wagner, have humbly and zealously followed in its train, adding here a little and there a little, or taking up for elaboration one of its partly developed special aspects, each one adding to the original work and enhancing its reputation among scholars of succeeding generations. (Review from HAHR November 1954) Condition: Jacket chipped at corners and head and heal of spine, spine sunned, lightly soiled a very good copy in like jacket.. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Picasso and the Human Comedy: A suite of 180 drawings by Picasso. [Constituting the American edition of the double number 29/30 of Verve]. Suite de 180 Dessins de Picasso

      New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, 1954.. First American edition.. Hardcover. Contents fine: Very Good+/VG. Unpaginated, with [16]pp of text, and with all 16 of the coloured lithographs present. Contents entirely clean and unmarked. Slight toning to the blank guards covering the coloured drawings, and slight puckering and very faint foxing to the inner edges of the free endpapers. 360x267mm, in the red boards with laid-on spine strip, all designed by Picasso. Boards bright and clean, with shelf-scuffs to bottom edges. Foot of spine bumped with 3mm nicks to either side. Head of spine slightly blunted, with a 2cm closed split to one edge: spine strip bright. In the protected price-clipped red pictorial dust jacket: panels bright, edges knocked, with a corner crease and minor surface scuffs to the plain red back, corners scuffed, spine dulled and chipped at ends, with a small repair at the head. Lovely copy. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Economic Doctrine and Method: an Historical Sketch

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, [1954]. Octavo (218 x 138 mm). Original blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. With the bookplate of Nobel prize winning economist George Stigler. Small crease to the upper panel of the dust jacket, and a short tear to the head of the spine, an excellent copy. First edition in English, first published in 1914 as Epochen der Dogmen- und Methodengeschichte, of Schumpeter's brilliant early treatise of the development of economic ideas. "This classic little book is divided into four sections: the first chapter gives a broad survey of economic thought from the days of Aristotle to the beginnings of modern times, the second chapter traces the development of the conception of the circular flow of economic forces, the third deals with the main theorems of the classical economists, and the fourth chapter describes the genesis of the school of marginal utility" (publisher's blurb). The work was later developed into the mammoth History of Economic Analysis, published posthumously in 1954.

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        THE LONG GOODBYE

      Boston: Houghton Miffliin Co. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. No dust jacket. Ex-Library with the usual markings. .

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        In the Summer House

      Random House, New York,, 1954. Octavo. Original tan boards, photographic vignette mounted on the upper board with a blue and gold frame, titles to spine in blue and gold. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs from the original production. An excellent copy in the tanned and very lightly marked dust jacket with some very minor loss at the tips. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "I love you very much - and you are very very bright - I wish that I was like you Janie". From the library of the academic and teacher Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his Ph.D from the University of Exeter. He established a correspondence with T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden (who dedicated his poem "The Aliens" to him) and a number of other English and American writers and poets. His most intimate correspondent appears to have been Paul Bowles, whom he visited a number of times in Tangier. Presentation copies of this author's works are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WE LIVE IN THE CITY: ORIGINAL ART

      1954. LENSKI,LOIS. WE LIVE IN THE CITY: ORIGINAL ART. Offered here is the original drawing by Lenski for We Live In The City published by J. B. Lippincott in 1954. This is a large double-page pen and ink drawing in black with red decorations. Executed on card measuring 21 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high with pencil notes to the printer in the margins, the actual image is 19 1/2" wide x 13" high. The now idealized simpler life of the 1950's is shown in detail. Set against a city street, a young boy carries his shoe shining kit, a young girl on roller skates is being pulled by her pet poodle and all manner of vendors are selling their wares. We Live In The City is a title in Lenski's Roundabout America series of books that she created for children too old for picture books but too young for some of her historical fiction titles. This really is a charming piece.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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