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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. Fine/Near Fine. First edition, limited issue. Fine in near fine original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with tiny chips and slight spine-toning in very good publisher's slipcase with some staining. Copy number 715 of 1000 numbered copies Signed by the author. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the first book to win both awards.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

      Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First American Edition, First Printing, First Issue Dust Jacket. 8vo., 423pp.; VG/VG; spine mustard with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; teal boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover; no price on dust jacket on expected, rear flap has the 'd' in Frodo on line 10 cut off; title page has date of '1954' underneath publishing information, no further printings listed on copyright page; the bottom edge of Tolkien's photo on the back of the jacket is straight; map in rear pristine, appears to have rarely, if ever, been opened; slight wear to upper corners of flaps, where they are exposed out of the mylar, small one-line crinkle along rear cover across the photo of Tolkien, else in near perfect condition; no bumping; top edge of text stained orange, as expected; no fading to spine; no marks of previous ownership; bound from the British sheets, being one of only 1500 copies; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Da qui all' eternità

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1954 - I grandi narratori d' ogni paese - Medusa ITALIANO Legatura editoriale in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo e cornici in oro al piatto e al dorso. Sovracoperta con alette. Pagine in buono stato, con tagli bruniti. Traduzione di Glauco Cambon. Volume n. CCCXXVI ( 326 ) della collana.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Epoca - Anno V n. 214 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1954 - ITALIANO Rivista spillata in carta leggera. Copertina illustrata. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotograie in nero, nel testo e fuori. Nel sommario, tra i vari articoli, troviamo: In Brasile previste nuove crisi, di piero Colombi e Il malvezzo di doppiare le canzoni, di Domenico Meccoli.

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        Da qui all' eternità

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1954. ITALIANO 0,5 Legatura editoriale in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo e cornici in oro al piatto e al dorso. Sovracoperta con alette. Pagine in buono stato, con tagli bruniti. Traduzione di Glauco Cambon. Volume n. CCCXXVI ( 326 ) della collana. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Epoca - Anno V n. 214 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1954. ITALIANO 0,25 Rivista spillata in carta leggera. Copertina illustrata. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotograie in nero, nel testo e fuori. Nel sommario, tra i vari articoli, troviamo: In Brasile previste nuove crisi, di piero Colombi e Il malvezzo di doppiare le canzoni, di Domenico Meccoli. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        SILVER JUBILEE DINNER PARTY.|THE

      New York, NY: (The Limited Editions Club), 1954. 8vo. silver cloth. unpaginated. Limited to 750 copies. The program for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Limited Editions Club. Includes the menu, the program, presentation of awards, and a list of guests. Laid in are a silver leaf given to guests, a newspaper clipping describing the dinner, a list of guests on the dais, and an A.L.s. from Edward A. Wilson on his personal stationery to Paul Bennett. Wilson's letter describes the "George Macy Love Feast" and problems with the presentation medals. Bookplate of Robert L. Leslie, then president of the Typophiles, on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        LA CACCIA AL FAGIANO CON SETTE ACQUEFORTI ORIGINALI DELL' AUTORE DI CUI UNA A PIENA PAGINA

      VALLECCHI, 1954. ITALIANO 0,4 Bella brossura cartonata con titolo a due colori, edizione in 800 copie, ciascuna contenente la riproduzione de sei acqueforti dell' autore più una a tutta pagina inserita fuori testo. Tre racconti sulla caccia al fagiano. Brossura contenuta all' interno di una cartella editoriale con tassello e titolo oro al lembo anteriore, la cartella presenta segni del tempo e di usura. Edizione rara e per amatori USATO

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        Picasso and the Human Comedy (Verve 29/30)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Folio (14 x 11 inches). 16 color lithographs by Draeger Frères under the direction of Tériade, tissue guards preserved. Full black morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, the front cover reproducing one of Picasso's images, original wrappers and spine bound in. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of this work issued in France as a double issue of Verve (29/30). The text includes a preface by Tériade, Michel Leiris' essay "Picasso and the Human Comedy or the Avatars of Fat-Foot," and an appreciation by Rebecca West. Tériade states "Last winter, from mid-December to the end of January 1954 Picasso was working indefatigably on this series of drawings, which rank among the finest, boldest, most poignantly human of all he has produced in the course of his long and brilliant career. Particularly striking is the constant felicity of their execution..."

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        SPIRALE 3.

      Herausgeber und Verleger, [enero 1954]., Bern, Schweiz, - 35x50. [34pp.]. Max Bill, Eugen Gomringer, Manuel Arce, Marcel Wyss, F. Vordemberge-Gildewart, Jean Fondere, Richard P. Loshe, Hans Hofer, Sofie Taeuber-arp, Aurelie Nemours, Marianne Lundgren, Heinrich Eichmann, Hans Arp, Verena Wickart-Loewensberg, Mary Vieira, Camille Graeser, Hans Hofmann. Tirada de 600 ejemplares. Sólo se publicó en a alemán. Se publicaron 9 números, entre 1953 y 1964. Sólo se publicó en alemán. Rastro casi inapreciable de antiguo doblez. y algún corte (4mm) en margen derecho de 2hh. Por lo demás, buen ejemplar de esta espectacular e importante revista suiza. Este número es raro y el más atractivo de los publicados. Después del número 4 la revista cambió a un formato de menor tamaño.

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Iraq Petroleum . The Magazine of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its Associated Companies.

      - London, Iraq Petroleum Company, 1954-60. 21 issues in one volume, 4to. Modern private blue half-cloth over boards, original illustrated wrappers bound in, highly illustrated and printed on heavy glossy paper; a few wrappers lightly rubbed or a little frayed, cut close by the binders. This is a good chunk of the the IPC's extremely rare in-house magazine, a beautifully designed publication, highly illustrated and covering a wide range of topics, from how to keep cool in the Middle East, over serious Mesopotamian archaeology and history written by Georges Roux (whose later book Ancient Iraq is based on a series of articles contained here), reports on the rapid modernisation of the entire region, geography, geology and naturally - prospecting for and extraction of oil. Present in this volume are of volume 3 No. 13, volume 4 Nos. 2 and 3, volume 6 Nos. 2, 3, 4, 7 ,8, and 9, volume 7 Nos. 1 3, 6, 9, 10, 12) and of volume 8 the Nos. 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, bound mostly in chronological order. The magazine first appeared in August 1951, and information varies on when it ceased: 1960 or 1964. COPAC locates only one set of assorted issues, from 1956-8 (Vol 7-8 various) in the British Library, Harvard holds one issue from 1957 (Vol 7, No 1); no other institutional copies traced. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        University of Michigan. Department of Economics, Ann Arbor. Wolfgang Stolper. Lectures in the Theory of International Trade. Preliminary and Confidential, Ann Abor, U.S.A. 1954

      Ann Arbor/USA: University of Michigan Department of Economics Confidential and Preliminary Typoscript 1954 - als Typoscript gedrucktes Vorlesungsskript "Lectures in the Theory of International Trade" von Professor Wolfgang F. Stolper, in Leinenmappe mit Abheftlochung, Quarto-Großformat (29,5 x 23 cm), 93 einseitig bedruckte Seiten mit 48 Abbildungen und einigen Tabellen, Text in englischer Sprache, zahlreiche handschriftliche Eintragungen, Anmerkungen und Korrekturen für eine Neuauflage von Stolper selbst, Name des mit ihm befreundeten deutschen Professors "Erich Welter" auf dem Titelblatt, sehr gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar - The typoscript of professor Wolfgang F. Stolper's "Lectures in the Theory of International Trade" was never published as a book. His script was re-discovered in the archive of a research institute of professor Erich Welter (Frankfurt/Main and Mainz), a friend of the Stolper family, even after their emigration from Nazi Germany to the USA in 1933. 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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        Obst. Sorten und Qualitäten. Original Umrisszeichnungen von P. Dewit, Analysen von Ing. Bauwen. Übersetzung: Janetzky. Vorwort A. Vandendael [u. a.]. (= Veröffentlichung des Nationalamtes für den Absatz landwirtschaftlicher und gärtnerischer Erzeugnisse.

      Brüssel 1954 - 184 Bl. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Jede Sorte mit einer Bunttafel, einer s/w Tafel mit Umrisszeichnungen und der Beschreibung auf einem zwischenliegendem transparentem Blatt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1180 4°, Original-Leinen, Stempel einer Genossenschaft auf Vorsatz und Titel, Titelblatt leicht locker, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Desert Vivant.

      Paris: Societe Francaise Du Livre, 1954.. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto. A fine copy, respined in cloth to style. Inscribed by the great and powerful Mr. Disney in customary flamboyant style to the verso of the half title. A sumptuous photographic collection of the animals and scenery of the Living Desert. One of a series of Disney helmed 'Documentary Art Books' usually accompanied by films dealing with all aspects of the wonder of the natural world in both photographs and text from aquatic birds to the lions of Africa. This copy packed to the gills with detailed laid-on photographs of the flora and fauna of the desert regions; everything from prairie dogs evading snakes to the maternal instincts of scorpions.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        LIVE AND LET DIE (FIRST EDITION W.FIRST PRINTING, SECOND STATE JACKET)

      JONATHAN CAPE 1954 - First Edition, First Printing Beautiful clean, crisp vibrant book in the First Printing, Second state dust jacket. Beautiful clean book with a scarce NEAR FINE dust jacket in the First Printing, SECOND of the three states with the Kenneth Lewis artist credit floating in the lower area of the front flap. Second book in the James Bond series, after Casino Royale. These books are extremely rare with only 7,500 copies of the first edition printed, and with even fewer available in their original dust jackets. The book in this listing comes with its original first edition, second state dust jacket, unrestored and not price clipped. Original crisp black covered boards in beautiful condition with sharp corners, (one outer tip corner just a touch pushed) and no edgewear. The unusually bright gilt medallion and spine titles still maintain the vibrant gilt colors without any of the common oxidizing. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and bright with a contemporary owner name and date (April 17, 1954, in the same year as the publication). Otherwise no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no bookplates. The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright with no stains, no writing, no bent pages, no torn pages, and no foxing. An unusually clean, crisp, tidy example of this elusive first edition, first impression Fleming book with no issues. Please see images for details. The book comes with an unrestored lightly nicked and chipped dust jacket, not price clipped. This lovely jacket is in the second of the three states of the true first edition dust jacket. All 3 states of the first edition jacket look identical with the exception of the one sentence credit statement to the dust jacket designer located on the inside front flap. Very scarce and collectible, (First edition, first state books typically are priced from $19,000 and up due to their scarcity with estimations of only 500 printed in the first state¿ and have no Kenneth Lewis ¿credit¿ statement; second and third states have the credit statement, with the third state having the credit statement just below the text, and the second state having the credit statement floating in the lower white space of the inside flap). This unclipped second state dust jacket has strong vibrant colors, with some of the typical toning, and light rubbing to the rear panel,with a small mark to the lower panel. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of 10s. 6d. net on both the front and back flaps. Please see the many detailed images taken both with and without the dust jacket protector. A very handsome, clean example of this scarce title with a book in extraordinary condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Ian Fleming/James Bond listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Live and Let Die

      Jonathan Cape 1954 - First edition, second impression (May 1954, one month after the first) of the second James Bond adventure. Near Fine+ (or better): firm and square binding in sharp black boards; medallion motif to the upper board; a trace of dustiness to the top-edge of the page block and a tiny stain to the bottom-edge; small and very faint (bookseller’s) stamp to the rfep: ’13 APR 1956 H’, else a delightfully clean and crisp copy, free of tanning, marks, inscriptions and foxing. Lacking the original dustwrapper and presented in a new professionally-produced first-state facsimile. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. IAN FLEMING/JAMES BOND SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        The Collected Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edizione sulle attuali comunicazioni carta mille per ogni copia. Leganti pieno di dolore rosso, torna con tre nervi colpiti nei loro centri con una croce le iniziali Lorena d'oro in coda d'oro, e le guardie contreplats di carta grigia, coperte, zaini e giubbotti conservati, teste dorate. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Charles De Gaulle a capo squadrone Duplay: "... in memoria della nostra lotta ..." sul primo volume, le firme scritte del generale de Gaulle su quanto segue. Piacevoli esemplare arricchito un bel autografo firmato dal generale De Gaulle fondata nel gaulienne vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, mentions de mille pour chacun des exemplaires. Reliures en plein chagrin rouge, dos à trois nerfs frappés en leurs centres d'une croix de Lorraine dorée, initiales dorées en queues, gardes et contreplats de papier gris, couvertures, dos et jaquettes conservés, têtes dorées. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle au chef d'escadron Duplay : "... en souvenir de notre combat..." sur le premier volume, signatures manuscrites du général de Gaulle sur les suivants. Agréable exemplaire enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle établi dans une reliure gaulienne.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops [with] The Supplement to A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops and A Selection of 1,000 Tops under 2,500 Feet.

      [?Giffnock]: The Darien Press Ltd. Edinburgh for W.M. Docharty, Esq., December 1954-December 1962. 4to (248 x 178mm), 3 volumes. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, dustwrappers; pp. Selection: [1]-124, [2 (section-title, verso blank)]; Supplement I: [1]-208; Supplement II: [209-]259, [1 (blank)], [2 (section-title, verso blank)]; frontispieces, 9 folding panoramas to vol. I, 29 plates and 18 folding panoramas to Supplement, 4 additional plates to fold-ins of dustwrappers to Supplement; minor wear to wrapper of vol. I, else a very good set; provenance: each volume inscribed by the author to Miss Marion Lightbody. First edition. The first volume of this set contains tables and panoramas of British and Irish mountains. The Supplement, in two volumes, contains further tables in the first volume together with in its second volume and Epilogue and photographic views taken in the Alps. ACLC 1982 p. 92; Neate D34 & 35; Meckly A Bibliography of Privately Printed Mountaineering Books A Revision (AJ vol.96, 340, p. 199).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Roger Bannister Runs 4 Minute Mile - Hand-Signed Framed & Authenticated

      Private, UK 1954 - 1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile - Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, has become the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. His time was 3 mins 59.4 seconds, achieved at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched by about 3,000 spectators. Bannister, once president of the Oxford club, was running for the Amateur Athletic Association against his old university during their annual match. The race was carefully planned and he was aided by two pacemakers, Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway. Brasher took the lead as the first pacemaker, Bannister slotted in behind, with Chataway in third place. When Brasher began to feel the strain, Bannister signalled for Chataway to take over. Just over 200 yards from the finish, Bannister took the lead with a final burst of energy. He sprinted to the line in record time and fell exhausted into the arms of a friend, the Rev Nicholas Stacey. Pandemonium broke out when spectators heard news that Bannister had officially beaten the four-minute mile. He had prepared for the race the previous week at Paddington Green in London in high winds. The weather at Iffley Road was not ideal for record-breaking - a 15mph crosswind with gusts of up to 25mph meant that Bannister nearly called off the attempt. - Bannister has beaten his main rival to the record - Australian athlete John Landy. Both had run quite close to the time but the magic number four had proved elusive until now. FOR SALE: Black & White Image which is Hand-Signed by Roger Bannister - Also a coloured photograph above. All set in to a frame with a plate at the bottom which states: Authentic Signature of ROGER BANNISTER. Measures: 18.5 tall by 13 inches wide. All professionally constructed. Beautiful Condition. - END - [Shipping] - All our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa per ogni copia, quest'ultima riservata alle ex libero Francia e membri delle associazioni di lotta e resistente della guerra. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Charles De Gaulle a Raymond Ducrocq "in memoria del grande prova ..." Piccoli strappi senza margine mancanza di una piastra di copertura. Piacevole copia arricchito di un autografo firmato in movimento. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa pour chacun des exemplaires, ces derniers étant réservés aux anciens de la France Libre et aux membres des associations combattantes et résistantes de la guerre. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle à Raymond Ducrocq : "en souvenir de la grande épreuve..." Petites déchirures sans manque en marge d'un plat de couverture. Agréable exemplaire enrichi d'un émouvant envoi autographe signé.

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        Principles of Osteopathic Technic

      Carmel, California: Academy of Applied Osteopathy, 1954 Book is in "Very Good to Near Fine condition. The only flaws are to dust jacket, near bottom back and top front. Book appears to have been very carefully read and handled respectfully. Review photos carefully.

      [Bookseller: Grumpy Bob]
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        Mémoires de guerre

      Plon 1954 - - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Edition originale, un des 425 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma pour chacun des exemplaires, tirage de tête après 69 Hollande. Reliures en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier vert, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, reliures signées de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe daté du 11 novembre 1954 et signé de Charles De Gaulle à René Fillon sur le premier volume : "En souvenir de notre grande épreuve". .Agréable exemplaire, joliment établi, enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 425 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper Lafuma for each of the copys, drawing of head after 69 Holland paper. Binders, . autograph dedication of the author autograph dated 11 November 1954 and signed by Charles De Gaulle to René Fillon on the first volume: "In memory of our great ordeal". . Pleasant copy enriched with a beautiful autograph signed by General De Gaulle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1954. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions, with some light spotting to the prelims and the terminal pages and edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some browning to the spine. A little wear to the corners. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Une petite maison 1923

      Editions Girsberger 1954 - - Editions Girsberger, Zürich 1954, 12x17cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Le Corbusier à monsieur Duchemin. Ouvrage illustré de photographies. Une petite déchirure et un léger manque en tête de la jaquette, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition for which it was not taken from large papers. Autographed autograph dedication of the author signed and signed by Le Corbusier to Monsieur Duchemin. Book illustrated with photographs. A small tear and a slight lack at the head of the jacket, otherwise pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Oeuvres complètes I à XXIII *

      Mermod, Lausanne 1940-1954. - 24 volumes brochés 23 x 16, premiers plats titrés (en sus des dos) décorés. Menus défauts. Belle et bonne série intégrale des 23 volumes d'oeuvres (les 3 derniers, plus tardifs, manquent souvent), complétée par l'album iconographique, éventuellement dissociable.Variante reliée à prix corsé sur demande.[Bringolf 59] Édition en partie originale. L'un des 1'500 et quelques exemplaires numérotés sur vergé, après 15 Chine et 50 Hollande.

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        Villeggiature delle Prealpi e dei laghi prealpini

      TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, 1954. ITALIANO 0,31 Volumetto brossurato in cartoncino semi rigido. Copertina illustrata in entrambi i piatti. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture e tagli bruniti. CCXVIII ( 218 ) fotografie in nero, XXV ( 25 ) carte geografiche e II ( 2 ) piantine di località. Volume n. IV ( 4 ) della collana. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Le gènie de la langue francaise La pronunciation - Le vocabulaire - Les formes grammaticales et leurs fonctions - La syntaxe - L' expression littèraire - Le gènie de la langue

      PAYOT, 1954. Francese 0,39 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Numerose sottolineature e segni a matita. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Il Canzoniere

      Rizzoli Editore - Milano, MILANO 1954 - B. U. R. Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli ITALIANO Buono stato, coperta in tessuto, bordo leggermente consunto con lieve ammaccatura, tracce di sporco, dorso lievemente scolorito, scritta su piatto inferiore, tagli appena bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato. DCCLXXXV-DCCLXXXVIII volume della collana B. U. R. Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Edizione Scolastica. I edizione.

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        The Desert Music and Other Poems (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Number 70 of only 100 copies. A later, but important collection of poems from the author of "Paterson." A fine copy but lacking the jacket and slipcase. Signed by Williams on the limitation page. A fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Ear of God: Prayer in the Language of Man to God

      FAMILY THEATER PRODUCTIONS: 17 FAMOUS ACTORS AND ONE CANDIDATE FOR SAINTHOODSeventeen actors and actresses sign a book written by Father Patrick Peyton, creator of Family Theater Productions (and now likely to be canonized by the Catholic Church)Book signed: "Father Peyton HC", "Ward Bond", "Ruth Hussey", Georgiana Montalban", "Ricardo Montalban" on half-title page; and on blank facing pages by "Rosalind Russell", "Donald O'Connor", "Elinor Donahue", "Roddy McDowall", "Roy Hyke/Sgt. Hill No. I", "Rita Johnson", "Loretta Young", "Jeff Chandler", "J. Carroll Naish", "Betty Lynn", "Hattie McDaniel", "Louise Beavers", "Maria Palmer" and one unidentified signature. In all 19 signatures. 226 pages, 5½x8. The Ear of God: Prayer in the Language of Man to God, by Patrick J. Peyton. (Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954). Hardcover. FATHER PATRICK J. PEYTON (1909-1992), emigrated from Ireland to the US in 1928. A priest of the Order of the Holy Cross, Father Peyton founded the Holy Cross Family Ministries, an important component of which was Family Theater Productions, which created over 600 radio and TV productions. The Archdiocese of Baltimore recently submitted a 16,000 page report requested by the Vatican, investigating whether Father Peyton merits canonization as a saint. Father Peyton wrote several books, and is credited with coining the phrase, "The family that prays together, stays together." The Ear of God was non-fiction, but Father Peyton made many acting friends through Family Theater Productions, as shown by this book. HATTIE McDANIEL (1895-1952) was the first Black actress to win an Academy Award, capturing the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1939 for her role of Mammy in Gone With the Wind. McDaniel had a strong film resume even before Gone With the Wind, especially in light of the limited opportunities for black actors in that era, beginning with small roles in films like Mae West's I'm No Angel (1934) and Shirley Temple's The Little Colonel (1935), working up to major roles in Saratoga (1937) and The Shopworn Angel (1938). She was also the first Black woman to sing on American radio, and after many performances on such radio programs as Amos 'n Andy and the Eddie Cantor Show, she starred in the title role of Beulah on the radio. Because of other commitments, she appeared in only six 1952 episodes of the television version, which ran from 1950-1953.WARD BOND (1903-1960) distinguished himself in small roles in films such as Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Tobacco Road and The Quiet Man, but became a star in the television series Wagon Train. He starred as Major Seth Adams, the wagon master, from 1957 until his death in 1960. RUTH HUSSEY (1911-2005, born in Providence, Rhode Island) was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1940 for The Philadelphia Story. Although she appeared in a number of films, she found her greatest success on stage opposite Ralph Bellamy in the 1945 Broadway production of State of the Union. Hussey is the mother of Oscar-winning filmmaker John William Longenecker. RICARDO MONTALBAN (1920-2009, born in Mexico City) is perhaps best known for his role as the suave, mysterious Mr. Roarke on TV's Fantasy Island (1978-1984). Montalban, who played romantic leads in feature films in the 1940s and 1950s, starred in his first "Latin lover" role opposite Cyd Charisse in Fiesta (1947). His other film credits include On An Island With You (1948), Sayonara (1959), The Singing Nun (1966), Sweet Charity (1969), two Planet of the Apes films (1971, 1972), The Train Robbers (1973), Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (reprising his role on the TV series) and two Spy Kids films (2002, 2003). Montalban also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies. In 1976, he won an Emmy for his portrayal of a Sioux chief in How The West Was Won. GEORGIANA YOUNG MONTALBAN (1923-2007) was a fashion model and Hollywood bit player until she met and married Ricardo Montalban in 1944. The half-sister of Loretta Young, she had a credited role in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), and was screen tested for the role of Suellen O'Hara, younger sister of Scarlett O'Hara, in Gone with the Wind. ROSALIND RUSSELL (1908-1976) was nominated for Best Actress Academy Awards for My Sister Eileen (1942), Sister Kenny (1946), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) and Auntie Mame (1958). Russell shined in romantic comedies, frequently cast as an efficient career girl who traded witticisms with her leading men, appearing in such films as His Girl Friday (1940) and Take a Letter Darling (1942). Known for her charity work, she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1972, a special Oscar. DONALD O'CONNOR (1925-2003) danced as a child in his family's vaudeville act. Remembered as the army private who can't convince anyone that a mule can talk in a series of six Francis the Talking Mule films (1949-1955), he also kept dancing in, among others, Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) and, with Bing Crosby, in Anything Goes(1956). For portraying Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain (1952), O'Connor won the 1953 Golden Globe for Best Actor-Musical or Comedy. He won the 1954 Emmy Award for Best Male Star of a Regular Series for his appearances onThe Colgate Comedy Hour. ELINOR DONAHUE (b. 1937) is best known for her role as older daughter Betty "Princess" Anderson on the TV sitcom, Father Knows Best (1954-1962). Donahue has also been a regular on a number of other TV series and miniseries, including The Andy Griffith Show, Many Happy Returns, The Odd Couple, Mulligan's Stew, Please Stand By, Doctors' Private Lives, The New Adventures of Beans Baxter and Get a Life, and on many daytime soaps, including Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara, Donahue, who was married to Columbia TV executive Harry Ackerman from 1961 until his death in 1991, also appeared in a number of feature films, including Winter Wonderland (1947), Tea for Two (1950), Girls Town (1959), Going Beserk (1983) and Pretty Woman (1990). The arrival of London-born RODDY McDOWALL (1928-1998) in Hollywood came when he tested for the juvenile lead in Fox's How Green Was My Valley (1941), winning both the role and a long contract. McDowall's first adult acting assignment was as Malcolm in Orson Welles' 1948 film version of Macbeth. The actor spent the better part of the early 1960s playing Octavian in the mammoth production Cleopatra, co-starring with longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor. McDowall's most frequent assignments between 1968 and 1975 found him in elaborate simian makeup in the Planet of the Apes theatrical films and TV series. Shortly before his death, the Academy of Motion Pictures named its photo archive after McDowall, a skilled photographer and photo collector. Supporting actor ROY HYKE (1917-1982) had small roles in some major films, beginning with The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and including Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Twelve O'Clock High. In the early 1950s he appeared on such TV series as The Cisco Kid and Wild Bill Hickock. RITA JOHNSON (1913-1965) made her Broadway debut in 1935, her screen premier two years later. She could play standard heroines, as in My Friend Flicka (1943), or more complex roles, such as the haughty murderess in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1944). She was critically acclaimed as the doomed wife in They Won't Believe Me (1947). Her career was seriously curtailed in a freak accident when a hair dryer fell on her head. LORETTA YOUNG (1913-2000) appeared in films as a child extra from age 4. Growing up in silent movies, she had become an established star by the 1930s. She won an Oscar as Best Actress for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and was nominated for the same award for Come to the Stable (1949). Young hosted a TV teleplay, The Loretta Young Show (1953-1961); she appeared in about half of the show's episodes, winning three Emmy Awards. JEFF CHANDLER (1918-1960), who began his career as a radio actor, made his film debut in 1947. In 1950, he made the first of three performances on the big screen as Apache Chief Cochise in Broken Arrow, earning an Academy Award nomination. Chandler, who was one of the top leading men of the 1950s, died shortly after making Merrill's Marauders (1962), from blood poisoning after spinal surgery. J. CARROLL NAISH (1897-1973), the quintessential character actor, was seen in over 175 films as a Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, South Seas islander, Portuguese, Italian, German and Native American (title role in Sitting Bull). Ironically, Naish, who was descended from a highly respected family of Irish politicians and civil servants, never portrayed an Irishman during his long career. On television, he played the title role in 39 episodes of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan(1957). Naish was nominated for two Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards: Sahara and A Medal for Benny. After a few film appearances (June Bride, 1948), BETTY LYNN became familiar to TV audiences as the sweetheart of Barney Fife (Don Knotts) on The Andy Griffith Show (1961-1966). She reprised the role in Return to Mayberry (1986). Lynn was a frequent TV guest star, with recurring roles in My Three Sons (1967-1971) and Matlock (1986). LOUISE BEAVERS (1902-1962) is best known for her role in the 1934 film, Imitation of Life, and in the title role on the TV series, Beulah (1952-1953). She appeared in almost 100 films in the 1930s. In 1950, Beavers starred as Jackie Robinson's mother in The Jackie Robinson Story (which starred Jackie as himself). MARIA PALMER (1917-1981), born Maria Pichler in Vienna, trained as a stage actress and a dancer before making her New York debut on the stage. Beginning in the early 1940s, Palmer appeared in such films as Mission to Moscow (1943), Lady on a Train (1944) and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). Palmer also starred in a TV series, The Young Marrieds (1964-1965), hosted her own local Los Angeles show, Sincerely, Maria Palmer, and made a long list of guest appearances on television shows and series, from Your Show Time in 1949 to Adam-12 in 1971. Dust cover tattered, soiled and worn. Separated at folds. Book corners worn and bent. Cover lightly soiled and stained. Pages toned and lightly foxed. Overall, fair condition.

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        Walter Gropius: Work and Teamwork

      Reinhold Publishing Co, New York 1954 - WARMLY INSCRIBED BY WALTER GROPIUS AT HARVARD IN 1955 TO RENOWNED BOSTON ARCHITECT PAUL GRAYSON, WHO WAS A STUDENT OF GROPIUS'S AT HARVARD'S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN (WHERE GROPIUS FOR YEARS HAD CHAIRED THE ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT). A sharp, very well-preserved copy to boot of the 1954 1st American edition. Tight and VG+ (1955 Harvard bookplate of Paul Grayson affixed to the front pastedown, a bit of abrading just above it) in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of wear to the front flap-fold and very light soiling along the rear panel. Quarto, the wonderful dustjacket design by Herbert Bayer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Swift and the church of Ireland

      Oxford at the Calendon Press 1954 - Tidy copy in tight binding; navy cloth with gilt titles on spine; Dust jacket price clipped; rather discoloured, with wear on edges. Used - Good. Good hardback in Good/Fair dust jacket

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        Villeggiature delle Prealpi e dei laghi prealpini

      TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, MILANO 1954 - Guida pratica ai luoghi di soggiorno e di cura d' Italia ITALIANO Volumetto brossurato in cartoncino semi rigido. Copertina illustrata in entrambi i piatti. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture e tagli bruniti. CCXVIII ( 218 ) fotografie in nero, XXV ( 25 ) carte geografiche e II ( 2 ) piantine di località. Volume n. IV ( 4 ) della collana. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso ( = Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Vol. VIII, Nr. 29 und 30 ) - Originalausgabe mit 12 farbigen Original-Lithographien von Picasso 1954 -

      Paris, Editions de la Revue Verve, 1954 - Illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband ca. 36 × 27 cm (siehe Abbildung 1), mit 12 Original-Farblithographien und 168 Tafeln, Lithographien jeweils durch Zwischenblatt geschützt, Einband geringfügig bestoßen, Rücken an beiden Seiten teilweise aufgeplatzt, hinterer Außendeckel mit kleinem Tesafilmaufkleber (am linken Rand in Höhe des Schriftzuges - siehe rechtes Bild der Abbildung 1), sonst kaum Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar dieser vollständigen Ausgabe Sprache: fra [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spirale 4

      Bern, Spirale Press, [November 1954?] 800 copies. 69 numbered plates & illustrations of sculpture by Swiss and international artists, including Moholy-Nagy, Moore, Hepworth, Nicholson, Vantongerloo, and Max Bill, with texts by many of them. [42] pp., incluuding one leaf of ads. Loose in paper covers. as issued. 49.8 x 33.7 cm. The bright orange covers are torn and worn at the fold and the extremities. Please see also listing for number 3.

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        The Caves of Steel

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

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        Desert Vivant.

      Paris: Societe Francaise Du Livre, 1954. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto. A fine copy, respined in cloth to style. Inscribed by the great and powerful Mr. Disney in customary flamboyant style to the verso of the half title.A sumptuous photographic collection of the animals and scenery of the Living Desert. One of a series of Disney helmed 'Documentary Art Books' usually accompanied by films dealing with all aspects of the wonder of the natural world in both photographs and text from aquatic birds to the lions of Africa. This copy packed to the gills with detailed laid-on photographs of the flora and fauna of the desert regions; everything from prairie dogs evading snakes to the maternal instincts of scorpions.

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        Teach yourself chess

      English Universities Press, 1954. INGLESE 0,26 Legatura in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in argento in tassello blu al dorso e illustrazione stampata al piatto. Paginer in buono stato, leggermente brunite ai tagli, con numerosi schemi di gioco e sottolineature in rosso. USATO

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        Lord of the Flies - E M Forster's Copy

      London: Faber, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1954. A fine book with just a little toning to the pages. White titles on red cloth very clear and bright. No inscriptions. In a very good clipped wrapper with some light internal reinforcement to the spine. Spine browned, with a little wear to the extremities. Accompanied by the rare wrap-around band. In a custom-made clamshell box with titles. E. M Forster's own copy, with his book label. Much of Forster's library was sold when the author moved from his family home at West Hackhurst in Abinger Hammer, Surrey in 1946. After taking residence in Kings College Cambridge (with a much reduced library), he continued to give books away as he acquired new ones. Most of his final was sold in 1971 by Heffer and Sons. There were many first edition copies in this, but not this particular copy. Forster was pivotal to the success of 'Lord of the Flies', talking Faber into taking on the unknown writer. It was slow to sell, but with Forster's naming it 'outstanding novel of the year', the book has since gone on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide. Faber produced the E. M. Forster's choice band after the first copies had sold out (before being reprinted). Such band are scarce now and not mentioned in the bibliography. Scarce with these attributes

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 45 copie numerate sulla testa di stampa Olanda. Bound in mezzo angoli marocco ciliegia, di nuovo in quattro fasce stabilite con reti nere, piatti, guardie e contreplats carta marmorizzata, alto bordo dorato, copertine e della colonna vertebrale conservato. Bellissimo esemplare piacevolmente stabiliti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets noirs, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Die Notizen oder von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung.

      Zürich: Artemis 1944-1954. - 2 Bände. 8°. (8), 477; (8), 622 S., Leinen (angebräunt; gut erhalten) ohne Druckfehlerberichtigung. "Die Notizen", das Werk eines "Montaigne unserer Zeit" wurden in drei Jahren, von 1934 bis 1936, geschrieben, Jahre, in denen Ludwig Hohl in den Niederlanden "in größter geistiger Einöde" lebte. Sie sind die Summe seines Lebens und Denkens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spirale 3

      Bern, Spirale Press, [January 1954?] 9 original prints. 600 copies. Zinc etching by Max Bill (cover); lithographs by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Richard P. Lohse, Heinrich Eichmann, Mary Vieira, and Hans Hofmann; linoleum cuts by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Verena Wickart-Loewensberg; and a woodcut by Camille Graeser. A vivid composition in black and red by Marcel Wyss appears to be a silkscreen. Literary contributions by many of the artists, as well as Hans Hofer, Hans Arp, Piet Mondrian, and others. [28] pp. in single sheets and folded signatures loose in paper covers. as issued. 49.8 x 33.7 cm. The spine of the blue paper cover is slightly faded (but not the apple-green ink of the print); some small chipping and tears in the edge and spine, and light creasing, Nevertheless, near fine. These early issues (of 9 published) are vanishingly scarce in the wild. A book on this fabulous publication is Spirale: an artists magazine 1953-1964, by Annemarie Bucher (Lars Müller Publishers, 2001; ISBN 978-3-906700-21-2). Please see also listing for number 4.

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        Poésies documentaires complètes

      Collective Edition, one copy of the press service. Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author: "A Raymond Queneau and his nice wife éléèves this slang language test for 2nd degree for industrial suburb of farmer browser to standing water and the rest. His old friend Mac. " Complete copy of his please insert. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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