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        Italian Food. Drawings by Renato Guttuso. THE AUTHOR'S THIRD BOOK

      Macdonald, 1954. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 9 full-page illustrations in the text, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original blue cloth, gilt back, top lightly spotted else a very good, bright, crisp copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter wanting strip from lower edge of front panel, and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. DAVID'S THIRD BOOK AND THE LAST OF THE CLASSIC TRILOGY THAT CHANGED THE NATURE OF ENGLISH COOKERY FOR EVER. Dedicated to Viola and Arthur Johnson, the third book of David's classic trilogy brought an entirely novel world of taste, ingredients and cookery to a ration-oriented and culinary sombre Britain still in the aftermath of WWII. VERY SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION.

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        Memoires de Guerre, 1940-1942

      Plon, 1954 First edition, limited numbered edition (reserved for Free France and members of resistance groups), inscribed by de Gaulle to John. F. Hasey, a Captain in the French Foreign Legion and a long time senior officer with the CIA. One of only four Americans, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, to be named a Companion of the Order de la Liberation, France's highest World War II honor. Laid in is Hasey's card. Fine in beautiful fine binding, with leather spine and lovely hand-made decorated boards. Housed in a custom-made collector's case.

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        Casino Royale

      New York, NY: Macmillan, 1954.. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dust-jacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. No inscriptions. A very good copy (flyleaves spotted, marking to gutter) in a used jacket with several chips and tears.

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        Transparent fibres for the transmission of optical images (1/4: pp.164-170, 12 Abb.).*

      Optica Acta, 1-2. - Paris, Sciété de la Revue d'Optique, 1954/55, 4, (4), 196 pp (4), 184 pp., zahlr. Abb., Halbleinenband der Zeit. (*) Paper presented to Florence Meeting on Problems in Contemporary Optics (10-16 September, 1954). "The definition was good enough to read large print, but the color was green, and light loos was so great as to make long fiber bundles impractical. Nevertheless, it was flexible and did transmit an image, and that was enough to set one dreaming. -Basli Hirschowitz, recalling his first look into a bundle made by Harold Horace Hopkins (1918-1994) and Narinder Singh Kapany (1926-)." Jeff, Hecht City of light: the story of fiber optics, p.60

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        Miscellaneous materials relating to Hemingway's East African air safaris, from the collection of his pilot, Captain Roy Marsh.]

      - 13 items total. A remarkable archive of material from the collection of Captain Roy Marsh, Hemingway's pilot on the two near-fatal aeroplane crashes in East Africa in early 1954. Roy Marsh (1924-2014) later served as chief pilot with Air Mahe in the Seychelles and then as a private pilot for the Pahlavi royal family of Iran, who purchased D'Arros Island in the Amirantes Group of the Coralline Seychelles in 1975. "In order to view his beloved East Africa from another perspective, Hemingway hired a pilot named Roy Marsh to take him and Mary up in a Cessna 180 for a series of flights over such marvelous spots as the Ngorongoro Crater, the Mountains of the Moon in Ruanda-Urundi and the Murchison Falls in Uganda [all pictured on Marsh's map], where the Nile descends in various levels, rather than abruptly plunging down like Niagara. As Marsh circled over the Falls for the third time, he saw a flight of ibis in front of the plane and dove sharply under them. The plane's propeller and tail assembly struck a telegraph wire suspended above the gorge and Marsh was forced to crash-land in heavy bush. Mary suffered two broken ribs and Hemingway another shoulder sprain, but Marsh was unhurt" (Kenneth S. Lynn, Hemingway, 1987, p. 571). Hemingway recounts the incident in "The Christmas Gift", published in By-Line: Ernest Hemingway, Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades (1967). On the following day, while attempting to reach medical care in Entebbe, the Hemingways boarded a second plane that exploded at take-off, with Hemingway suffering burns and another concussion, this one serious enough to cause leaking of cerebral fluid. Eventually they arrived in Entebbe – only to find reporters covering the story of the writer's demise. Hemingway briefed the reporters and spent the next few weeks recuperating and reading his erroneous obituaries. LIST OF MATERIALS: Book (1): a) The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Octavo. Original pale blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. First edition, third printing: with the title page dated 1953, the Scribner Press imprint on the copyright page and Scribner's "A" absent (as called for by Grissom). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "For Roy Marsh, with all good wishes from his friend Ernest Hemingway, [illegible: possibly "Laitokitok" (present day Oloitokitok), the Kenyan town known to Hemingway or "hailobilok" Hindi for "Hello guy" – Hemingway refers to Laitokitok and its "Hindu store"] 7/12/53 (1620)" and with Marsh's book label on the front pastedown. Grissom A.24.1.a note p. 283. Cards (2): b) Christmas card. Single oblong sheet folded twice. Hallmark Christmas card, inscribed by Hemingway to Roy Marsh. c) Christmas card. Single sheet folded twice. Hallmark Christmas card, inscribed by Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary to the Marshes. TLs (1): d) Typed letter signed. 1955. Single sheet, on Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba headed note paper. ALs (4): e) Autograph letter signed. 1954. 2 sheets, hand written in blue ink, dated 2 February 1954. f) Autograph letter signed. 1954. 2 sheets, hand written in black ink, dated 21 March 1954. g) Autograph letter signed. 1954. 1 sheet, hand written in blue ink, dated 16 April 1954. h) Autograph letter signed. 1954. 1 sheet, hand written in blue ink, dated 12 June 1954. Envelopes (3): i) Hand written Airmail envelope to Marsh at Nairobi, Kenya address. j) Type written Airmail envelope to Marsh at Nairobi, Kenya address. k) Hand written envelope to Marshes at Kericho, Kenya Colony address. Other (2): l) Roy Marsh's unpublished holograph account: "The Pilot's Account of the Hemingway Crashes". Signed and dated "Roy Marsh 18th. Oct. 2005". Coloured map of routes taken and 33pp., carefully written on faintly lined cream notepaper in a "paperblanks saddleworn leather" notebook with magnetised fold-over fore-edge cover; photocopy of a newspaper clipping pictu [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Paul Bodmer. Eine Monographie.

      Zürich, Rascher 1954. - 4°. Mit farbigem Frontispiz und 49 Tafeln, davon 1 in Farbe und lose montiert. Orig.-Leinenbd. mit farbig ill. OU (OU mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen). Mit eigenhändiger Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung des Künstlers auf dem Vorsatz. - Beiliegend: 2 eigenhändige Grusskarten, davon 1 mit Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. - Innendeckel mit Klebeschild Lang de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reach for the Sky. The Story of Douglas Bader. [Sixth Impression]. SIGNED BY BADER: IN FULL MOROCCO

      Collins. 8vo., Sixth Impression, with frontispiece and 24 plates on 12; handsomely bound in burgundy full crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a propeller motif, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. SIGNED BY BADER ON DEDICATION. Published five months after the first impression. Written by Paul Brickhill (already celebrated as the author of another RAF classic 'The Dam Busters', 1951), 'Reach for the Sky' remains the best account of the legless Battle of Britain hero. It was the basis of Lewis Gilbert's hugely successful feature film (1954) starring Kenneth More in what was arguably his finest role. One of the legendary figures of the Royal Air Force, Douglas Bader was from the outset an outstanding athlete. As a cadet at Cranwell he gained his 'blues' for cricket, rugby, hockey and boxing. He represented the RAF at both cricket and rugby and would probably have been capped for England but for the accident that changed his life and created a legend. In 1931 a near-fatal air crash left him legless. Knowing that no man with such a handicap had ever walked without a stick he nevertheless found his way back to fitness playing tennis, golf and many others sports. He even flew again, until the authorities determined that a pilot without legs could not fly and discharged him from the service. With the outbreak of War he fought to be readmitted, not merely to a desk job, but back to the cockpit. Finally he was given command of a flight which quickly increased to five squadrons as the RAF realised that he was not only an outstanding pilot but an inspired leader of men and a fighter tactician almost of genius. Even as a POW his spirit was such that his captors were forced at one stage to remove his artificial limbs to prevent the chance of his escaping. Enser, p.375 (recording the first edition)

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        Reach for the Sky. The Story of Douglas Bader. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Collins. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 24 plates on 12; handsomely bound in navy full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled with gilt propeller, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Written by Paul Brickhill (already celebrated as the author of another RAF classic 'The Dam Busters', 1951), 'Reach for the Sky' remains the best account of the legless Battle of Britain hero. It was the basis of Lewis Gilbert's hugely successful feature film (1954) starring Kenneth More in what is arguably his finest role. One of the legendary figures of the Royal Air Force, Douglas Bader was from the outset an outstanding athlete. As a cadet at Cranwell he gained his 'blues' for cricket, rugby, hockey and boxing. He represented the RAF at both cricket and rugby and would probably have been capped for England but for the accident that changed his life and created a legend. In 1931 a near-fatal air crash left him legless. Knowing that no man with such a handicap had ever walked without a stick he nevertheless found his way back to fitness playing tennis, golf and many others sports. He even flew again, until the authorities determined that a pilot without legs could not fly and discharged him from the service. With the outbreak of War he fought to be readmitted, not merely to a desk job, but back to the cockpit. Finally he was given command of a flight which quickly increased to five squadrons as the RAF realised that he was not only an outstanding pilot but an inspired leader of men and a fighter tactician almost of genius. Even as a POW his spirit was such that his captors were forced at one stage to remove his artificial limbs to prevent the chance of his escaping. Enser, p.375 (recording the first edition)

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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.

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        La vie reculée

      Montréal: Erta, 1954. Ed. limitée. Couverture souple. Très bon. Anne Kahane. Signé par l'auteur. Petit in-8. Non paginé. Complet des 5 linogravures d'Anne Kahane. Tiré à 100 exemplaires, celui-ci, un des nominatifs, non numérotés. Belle dédicace au colophon et dessin original de Claude Haeffely aux dernières pages du recueil.

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

      [北京].[Beijing].: No publication details.. (circa1970).. Coloured Chinese Air Defence poster incomplete set consisting of 9 posters, each poster is numbered. The set includes poster numbers 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. These posters are in secondhand condition. The posters show some creasing with a number of small tears particularly at margins, some mending on reverse with tape. Two posters are considerably torn at margin affecting the image slightly in one case. There is some browning and staining and there is considerable annotation on the reverse of poster number 8. Text in Chinese. Sheets measure appoximately 53.9 x 77.9cm. Poster no. 4 depicts 9 images of different types of simple air defence shelters (trenches, caves, etc.). Brief descriptions of each type of shelter are provided below the images. Three images in the lower section suggest that when selecting the site for air defence shelters one should not build too close to buildings, flammables and electric wire. Poster no. 8 includes 9 images showing the alternative shelters when air raids happen and no nearby air defence shelter available. Alteratives suggested include basements, beneath a bridge, the corner of a wall and under solid staircases as good alternative shelters. Poster no. 10 shows 3 methods to use to fire at enemy aeroplanes each with detailed instructions. The speed and size of the aeroplane, and shooting angles and distance are all taken into consideration. A chart in the centre gives the calculations required to be prepared in advance to successfully shoot down an aeroplane. The calculations require taking into account the plane's size and distance. Poster no. 11 includes 3 images to demonstrate methods to fire at enemy paratroopers with detailed instructions. A chart in the centre gives the calculations for advance preparation taking into account the person's height and distance from the invading paratroopers. Poster no. 12 depicts 5 images showing various anti-aircraft firing positions. They are: a position where a single person lifts and stabilises the rifle while the other person aims; position aided by fortification; position aided by tree branches; position aided by walls; and kneeling position. Poster no. 13 is illustrated with 5 images showing two squads (rifle shooting squad and machine gun shooting squad) who are in charge of the anti-aircraft placement and three main targeted aircrafts (bomber, military cargo aircraft and helicopter) to shoot. Poster no. 14 shows 10 images of self-rescue and first aid for other people after air raids with detailed instructions. Self-rescue actions featured are emergency bleeding control and fire evacuation; first aid treatment introduced are treatment for bone rapture, CPR and transport the wounded. Poster no. 15 depicts 5 images demonstrating methods to extinguish fire bombs. Methods include: burying or covering the burning objects with sand and soil; covering the burning objects with soaking wet quilts or sack bag; throwing the burning objects into water containers with iron shovel; and using a fire extinguisher (extinguishing powder) or carbon nitride. Poster no. 16 includes 6 images showing plans and actions of rescue, urgent repair, and maintance of law and order with detailed instructions. It suggests: to report to the relevant government agency and evacuate nearby civilians when unexploded bombs are discovered; during air strikes, lay down perimeters around shops to prevent from looting; to restore transportation by clearing roads immediately after air raids; to urgently repair damaged electric wires and water pipes; it gives the major patrol sites as the factory, shops, warehouses, dams, bridges and power station, and urges the viewer to arrest suspects if necessary; to put out fire immediately and to make sure the safety of the civilians is paramount. 中國人民解放軍總參謀部動員部[Mobilization Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] was first formed in 1954 and later joined with 中国人民解放军总参谋部军务部 [Military Division of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department] to form a joint division in 1969. The Division returned to its original name in 1975. .

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        Cakes and Ale or The Skeleton in the Cupboard.

      Heinemann, London., N.D. [1954]. First edition thus: illustrated by Graham Sutherland. Octavo. pp xii, 255. Eight page Preface by the author, specially written for this edition. Numerous decorations, mainly in the form of tailpieces, by Graham Sutherland. Reproductions of the first and last pages of the original manuscript of the novel. Two-tone full calf binding. Top edge gilt.One of 1000 numbered copies signed by author and artist and in a special binding.Fine. Lacking the original slipcase but preserved in a fine custom-made, fleece-lined folding cloth box with green morocco backstrip, raised bands and gilt rules..

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        Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.

      House of Books, New York., 1954. First U.S. edition. Octavo. Unpaginated. A twenty-five page essay. Number Twelve of the Crown Octavo series. Number 90 of 300 copies signed by the author.Fine in original plain tissue dustwrapper which is chipped and torn.

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        LES PARISIENS TELS QU'ILS SONT - INSCRIBED

      [Paris] : Collection "Huit, 1954. First Edition. Octavo (18.75cm); white paper-covered boards, with printed label applied to front cover and titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 121,[3]pp; illus. Inscribed by the photographer on the title page: "et un photographe tel qu'il moi. Robert Doisneau." Small previous owners label to lower front pastedown ("Ex-Libris Pierre Mercier"), smoky odor, spine and upper board edges a bit sunned, with some scattered foxing to endpapers; Very Good+. Dustjacket shows mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, with sunning to spine panel; Very Good+. Uncommon inscribed copy of Doisneau's delightful photobook, one of three titles published under Robert Delipire's short-lived imprint Collection "Huit". In 56 images, Doisneau manages to weave a multi-layered picture of daily life in Paris, depicting both the lowest and highest in society. With text supplied by Robert Giraud and Michel Ragon.

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        Schrebergärten an der Sonnenallee. Berliner Vorstadt-Häuser und Schuppen mit Bäumen hinter Zaun. Links unten mit *Kohlhoff ( 19)54 * signiert und datiert. Öl auf Leinwand.

      1954 - Berliner Vorstadt-Häuser und Schuppen mit Bäumen hinter Zaun. Links unten mit *Kohlhoff ( 19)54 * signiert und datiert. Öl auf Leinwand. Die Leinwand ist auf Keilrahmen aufgezogen. Bildmaß ca. 50 x 71 cm. Das Bild etwas fleckig, berieben, mit kleinen Druckspuren. Die Leinwand ist am Außenrand auf dem Keilrahmen teils etwas ausgefranst. Verso mit alter Bezeichnung des Künstlers *Schrebergärten an der Sonnenallee * - dieser Notizzettel ist aber durchgestrichen worden. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin&#150; 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Acrobats

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1954 Richler's first novel, published while he was living in London and just twenty-two.  A carefully used copy with only mild dustiness, a small crease at the bottom of the back cover and a few small closed tears.  This pivotal book is rather hard to find.

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        HISTOIRE LIVRE IX CALLIOPE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1954 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE In francese e greco, testo tradotto da Ph.E.Legrand, pagine ancora intonse e leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo, tagli laterali non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con piccolo fregio tipografico e titoli neri al piatto, titoli al dorso, con lievi segni del tempo e bordi leggermente stanchi

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        Walter Gropius: Work and Teamwork

      New York: Reinhold Publishing Co, 1954. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. 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.

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      First Edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Holland print head. Bound in half morocco cherry corners, back on four bands set with black nets, plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, top edge gilt, covers and spine preserved. Beautiful specimen pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1954 14x21cm relié

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        The Roman Britain Trilogy: The Eagle of the Ninth/The Lantern Bearers/The SIlver Branch

      London: Oxford, 1954. 1954, 1957, 1959 First Editions, all first impressions. Each with its original dust jacket. The Eagle of the Ninth. Publisher's original blue boards with gilt titles on a black background to the spine. With the original clipped dust jacket. The boards are in very good condition noting fading at the spine ends where there is jacket loss. The fore edge corners are still square with very light shelf wear. There is light spotting to the top and fore edges of the text block. Internally, there is a neat previous owner name & address on the front free endpaper, otherwise it is very clean and crisp. The original dust jacket is rubbed at the edges. Some small external tape repairs to the spine tips and corners. A very presentable copy. The Silver Branch. Publisher's original blue boards with silver titles to the spine. Original clipped dust jacket. Near fine boards with very light shelf wear. The binding is firm and square. Internally, it has no name or inscription and is in fine condition with no marks, spots or damage. The clipped dust jacket is in very good plus condition, having a little rubbing and creasing at the head of the spine and very light rubbing at the tip of the spine foot. The Lantern Bearers. Publisher's original purple boards with silver titles to the spine. Original unclipped dust jacket showing the original price of 12s 6d net. Near fine boards. The binding is firm and square. Internally, it has no name or inscription and is in fine condition with no marks, spots or damage. The clipped dust jacket is in very good condition with a little loss at the spine tips and front fore edge corners and a little creasing and small 5mm closed tear at the top and bottom edges. A lovely copy of the author's Carnegie Medal winning novel. A very presentable set.

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        Hebrew Bible in German]. [Comprising] Die Fünf Bücher der Weisung; Bücher der Geschicte; Bücher der Kündung; Die Schriftwerke.

      Koln Bei Jakob Hegner -55-58-62 1954 - Four volumes; 8vo., (18.7 x 11.5 cm), inscribed presentation set, original black cloth, paper labels, dust-wrappers, a fine set. Buber's monumental work, inscribed on front free endpaper of Die Schriftwerke volume. Martin Buber (1878-1965) was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher, religious thinker, political activist and educator. He was a direct descendent of the prominent 16th century rabbi, Meir Katzenellenbogen, known as the Maharam of Padua, as was his cousin - cosmetics queen, Helena Rubinstein. Karl Marx is another notable relative. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. He spent most of his life in Germany and Israel, writing in German and Hebrew. In 1902 he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt - the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organisational work in Zionism. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language, as exemplified here. He began this monumental work in collaboration with Franz Rosenzweig, but it was not completed until 1961, more than 30 years after Rosenzweig's death. When translating the Bible, Buber's goal was to make the German version as close to the original oral Hebrew as possible. Rather than smoothing over difficult or unclear passages, he preferred to leave them rough. One important method was to identify keywords (Leitworte) and study the linguistic relationship between the parts of the text, uncovering the repetition of word stems and same or similar sounding words. Buber also tried to ward against Platonizing tendencies by shifting from static and impersonal terms to active and personal terms. For instance, whereas kodesh had previously been translated "holy," he used the term "hallowing" to emphasize activity. Similarly, God is not the "Being" but the "Existing," and what had been rendered "Lord" became "I," "Thou" and "He." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letter to George E. Outland

      self. 1954. paper. Good with faint creasing.. signed by the author. 6 x 9 inches on an American Political Science Association letterhead. Dr. Bunche was the first African American to receive a PhD in political science in the US and was prominent in early history of the United Nations. This letter thanks Mr. Outland for getting in touch and mentions past associations and a future meeting.

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        Vorträge und Aufsätze.

      8, 283 S., OLwd. m. OU, OU oben min. randknittrig, jeweils Leimspur im Gelenk der Vorsätze, sonst tadellos. EA. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Philosophen an Theophil Spoerri, Professor der Romanistik der Universität Zürich und ehemals Rektor derselben, auf Vorsatz (datiert Januar 1954).

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        In the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term, 1953..

      1954. A Turning Point in the Struggle to De-Segregate American Schools [Trial]. [Brown v. Board of Education]. [NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund]. In the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term, 1953: No. 1, Oliver Brown, Et al., Appellants, Vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Et al., Appellees: No. 2, Harry Briggs, Jr., Et al., Appellants, vs. R.W. Elliott, et al., Appellees: No. 4, Dorothy E. Davis, Et al., Appellants, vs. County School Board of Prince Edwards County, Appellees: No. 10, Francis B. Gebhart, Et al., Petitioners, vs. Ethel Louise Belton, Et al., Respondents. Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, The Eastern District of South Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia, And on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Delaware, Respectively. Brief for Appellants in Nos. 1, 2 and 4 and for Respondents in No. 10 on Reargument. [New York: Supreme Printing Company, 1953]. xxxii, 235 pp. Glued pamphlet in stiff self-wrappers. Negligible light soiling to exterior, binding slightly cocked, minor wear to spine ends and corners, light toning to interior. Early owner signature, and a bit of cellotape residue, with offsetting to facing leaf, to inside front cover, underlining and notes in pencil to a few passages. A well-preserved copy overall. $1,250. * Issued by the NAACP, this is a reprint of the brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on November 16, 1953, in response to the Court's order to set Brown v. Board of Education down for reargument after it was unable to decide the issue. The case was reargued on December, 9-11, 1953 and decided on May 17, 1954. The Court's unanimous decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." This landmark ruling paved the way for integration, was a major victory of the Civil Rights Movement and the model for several later cases. However, the decision did not specify ways to end racial segregation in schools. This resulted in the Court's second decision on May 31, 1955, also known as Brown II, which ordered states to desegregate "with all deliberate speed," an ambiguous order that remains a matter of debate.

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        Ordnance Survey One Inch Map Seventh Series Norwich Sheet 126

      Chessington Ordnance Survey, 1954. Map. Used; Acceptable. Map; English language; a fair reading copy; reprinted 1960; the card covers are grubby and worn; map itself is unmarked. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Planets for Sale

      Frederick Fell, New York 1954 - 192 Pp. Bright Peach Boards Stamped In Black. First Printing. A Fine First Edition, Rubbing To Orange Boards Only At Points At Corners Of Spine, No Fading Or Marks. Dj Priced $2.75, Fine, Slight Spine Fading, Hint Of Rubbing At Corners. Inscribed To A Neighbor And Long Time Sf Fan "To ---- Best Wishes E Mayne Hull". Van Vogt Later Took Credit For Partial Authorship Of All The E Mayne Hull Work, Later Claiming Complete Credit For All Of The Sf Written Under Her Name, And Publishing "Planets For Sale" In An Anthology Of His Own Stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of the African Frontier

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Uncorrected proof copy. Soft cover. Near Fine. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY SENT FOR REVIEW TO JAMES L CLARK. His copy with his bookplate on front cover. . Over 300 pp, bibliography, endpaper maps. The exciting adventures of the remarkable group of men who opened up wildest Africa amid almost unbelievable dangers and difficulties. Includes the exploits of white hunters and poachers. With a letter from the managined editor of Harper to James L Clark saying he is sending Clark 4 copies and asking for comments, etc. There is a second letter to Clark thanking his for his kind words regarding the book. Great for any collector of JA Hunter or James Clark items. Tiny chip of paper from lower left corner. Uncorrected Proof paper label complete on front cover. Blank spine as usual.

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        RUE DES MACCHABÉES

      Edition : PARIS, FLEUVE NOIR, 1954 - Collection Spécial-police 57 - Couverture illustrée en couleurs par GOURDON - No 56 en dernier titre au 2e plat - Non massicoté - Etat exceptionnel 223 pages, 18 cm, broché. Très bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Under the Net

      First edition. 8vo., original green cloth, dust jacket. London, Chatto & Windus.

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        ESTUDIOS LINGUISTICOS TEMAS ESPANOLES

      Editorial Gredos, MADRID 1954 - BIBLIOTECA ROMANICA HISPANICA SPAGNOLO Pagine uniformemente brunite da fattore tempo ed ancora intonse, tagli non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, con titoli rossi ed azzurri, ingiallita ed usura ai bordi, dorso ingiallito, con strappetti e minime tracce di umidità

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        Berlin

      Berlin: Druck, [1954]. 23 x 33 inches. Color offset lithograph on A- paper. Near Fine. Designed by German illustrator and graphic artist Richard Blank (1901 - 1972). Original.

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        Mémoires de guerre

      Plon 1954 - - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the copies numbered on Alfa paper for each of the copies, the latter being reserved for the elders of Free France and the members of the fighting and resistant associations of the war. Autographed and signed autograph from Charles De Gaulle to Raymond Ducrocq: "in memory of the great ordeal ." Small tears without lack on the margin of a cover plate. Pleasant copy enriched with a moving autograph signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis

      London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. vii, 605 pages. 4to. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt spine lettering and simple square embossed edge decorations on boards. Corner tips bumped, and a bit of wear to the spine panel. Foreedge of boards dinged in a few places, boards slightly warped. Endpapers foxed, and some light spotting to page edges. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Volume 237, Biological Sciences, the entire volume offered. The Turing paper is found on pages 37-72. Cloth. Turing's paper has been "hugely influential" in developmental biology and was used by Turing as a pioneering application in the emerging field of Artificial Life, where computers are often used to simulate living and life-like systems. "In this paper, Turing proposed that biological pattern formation arises in response to a chemical pre-pattern...Applications of Turing's work to developmental biology are too numerous to list but include limb development, pigmentation patterning, hair and feather germ formation, tooth morphogenesis, phyllotaxis, hydra patterning and regeneration. Moreover, ideas of self-organization now abound in biology, chemistry, and ecology...his paper has significantly advanced the field and the paper is being cited almost everyday." (Cooper) "In his final years Turing worked on &hellip; Artificial Life (A-Life). The central aim of A-Life is a theoretical understanding of naturally-occurring biological life - in particular&hellip; its ability to self-organize (i.e. to develop form and structure spontaneously)... Turing was the first to use computer simulation to investigate a theory of 'morphogenesis'...he began this investigation as soon as the first Ferranti Mark I [computer] to be produced was installed at Manchester University...In June 1954, in the midst of this groundbreaking work, Turing died." (Copeland) This work is surprisingly rare in the marketplace. We are aware of a few examples, the Gandy (offprint issue) copy which sold at Christies in 2013 for nearly $20,000 (subsequently offered by the trade for as much as $38,000), and three copies sold into private collections, two through our offices. OCLC/Worldcat notes three copies of the offprint issue (ADM, QGJ, and S5B) as of this writing. An important work. References: Cooper and van Leeuwen, Alan Turing his work and impact, p684-5. Copeland and others, Alan Turing's Electronic Brain, pp 136-7.

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        Casino Royale.

      New York, NY: Macmillan. 1954 - FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dust-jacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. No inscriptions. A very good copy (flyleaves spotted, marking to gutter) in a used jacket with several chips and tears. Gilbert A2b (1.2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs

      Elfriede Abbe, Ithica, NY 1954 - First edition. Bound in 1/4 green leather & paper covered boards. Limi ted, #73/90 copies. Printed on hand-made Japanese Kochi paper. Origina l wood-block and zinc plates; 1 folding plate. Special limitation page reads "The illustrations for this book were printed directly from the original wood-blocks, except the cuts on pages 69 & 156 which are fro m zinc plates. Nearly all the illustrations were made from living plan ts grown at Ithaca, New York. All type-setting and printing were done by the artist. Ninety copies were hand-printed on hand-made Japanese K ochi paper. This is copy number 73. Just about Fine copy. Has just a h int of dusting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean Dubuffet. Exposition de peintures, dessins et divers travaux exécutés de 1942 à 1954

      Paris, Cercle Volant René Drouin 1954 - Catalogue aussi rare qu'important de l'exposition qui s'est tenue au Circle Volley du 17 Mars au 17 Avril 1954. Imprimé par Mourlot, la couverture du catalogue est une photolithographie d'après une &#156;uvre de Dubuffet. Il comprend 193 descriptions des &#156;uvres de Dubuffet ainsi que 4 reproductions de type photolithographie. L'exemplaire comprend une invitation à l'exposition. Il s'agit de lithographies non signée d'après l'&#156;uvre "Personnage" de Dubuffet. Ref. Cat. Bordas 25 et 25b / Weber 388 et 289. Dans des conditions presque parfaites. Important and rare Catalogue of the Exhibition held in Circle Volley from March 17th to April 17th, 1954. Printed by Mourlot, the Catalogue's cover is a photolithograph d'après a work by Dubuffet. It includes 193 descriptions of Dubuffet's artworks and 4 reproductions on photolithograph. Includes the invitation to the exhibition, which is a lithograph not signed d'après the work "Personnage" by Dubuffet. Ref. Cat. Bordas 25 and 25b / Weber 388 and 289. Near perfect conditions. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 10% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 550 euro.

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        Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Sir Thomas Moore]

      London 1954 - A.L.s, single page, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 18 July 1954, mounted, intersecting mailing folds, very light creasing to lower left corner, otherwise very good with a fine, strong signature, framed and glazed, letter size: 240 x 190 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), framed size 420 x 360 mm (16 1/4 x 14 inches). The letter reads: "I am writing once more to thank you and the Staff of Hatchards for so handsomely completing your gift to me of the bound set of my War Memoirs. I shall always value these books as a token of your friendship and goodwill" One assumes the reference is to Churchill's six volume set of The Second World War, the last volume of which was published the previous year. Churchill was Prime Minister for the second time at this point (since October 1951) and remained so until 1955. Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore (1886-1971), Conservative M. P. for Ayr from 1925 until his retirement in 1964.

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        Foundation (Inscribed By Isaac Asimov)

      New York (1954): Gnome Press, 1951. First Edition [stated], Second Issue . Dark Blue Boards,Red Lettering. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Stated First Edition, But Actually Second Issue: The First Issue In 5000 Copies Was Issued In 1951 In Several Cloth Bindings; This Second Printing Of 2500 Copies Retains The Statement "First Edition" And Is Dated 1951 On Copyright Page Like The First Printing, But According To Chalker Was Actually Issued In 1954. Bound In Dark Blue Boards With Red Lettering On The Spine, On Thinner And Slightly Narrower Paper (Sheets Are 20.3 X 12.5 Cm And Bulk 1.4 Cm. Across). Boards Are Fresh And Shiny, With Just A Touch Of Rubbing Along Top And Bottom Edge Of Spine, No Wear On Boards; The Interior Pages, Like Many Other Books From Gnome, Are Somewhat Darkened From Aging. Dj Is The Correct Second Issue, With 32 Gnome Titles On Rear Panel, And A Little Too Large For This Reduced Format Book; The Dj Is As New, Protected By A Heavy Wrapround Plastic Cover, The Folds Of Which Were Attached By Tape, Leaving Offsetting Of The Outline Of The Edges Of The Tape On The Front And Rear Endpapers But No Attachment Marks To Book Or Endpapers Or Boards, Just The Offset Outline Marks. Inscribed By Asimov To A Fan At A 1956 Sf Convention And Kept By Him Until 2012. Scarce Early Edition Of One Of The Landmarks In Science Fiction Literature, And The Winner Of A Special Hugo Award For All-Time Best Science Fiction Series. An Essential Element Of A Core Collection In This Genre. The Gnome Editions Of "Foundation" Are Scarce When Signed.

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        IRISH BOOKBINDINGS, 1600-1800

      Cassell & Co, London 1954 - tall 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 60 pages of text followed by 58 plates, full color frontispiece. First edition. (S-K 3516, Brenni no. 837). Ireland had a period of craftsmanship in binding that rivaled that of any other country during this brief period. Craig discusses this movement. He also describes the folio volumes of the records of the Irish Parliament which were some of the most beautifully bound books of the period, by using rubbings and photographs taken before the books were destroyed in the 1922 Civil War. Jacket slightly soiled, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Rings-The Two Towers- The Return of the King.

      London George Allen and Unwin /5 1954 - First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state), all volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth and detailed one of Gandor/Rohan/Mordor tipped in at rear, the latter with ink and pencil marginalia, not affecting map, modern crimson morocco gilt, cockerel endpapers and all edges gilt, a fine set. At first, Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings to be a children's tale in the style of The Hobbit, but it quickly grew darker and more serious in the writing. Though a direct sequel to The Hobbit, it addressed an older audience, drawing on the immense back-story of Beleriand that Tolkien had constructed in previous years, and which eventually saw posthumous publication in The Silmarillion and other volumes. Tolkien's influence weighs heavily on the fantasy genre that grew following the success of The Lord of the Rings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CACCIA AL FAGIANO CON SETTE ACQUEFORTI ORIGINALI DELL' AUTORE DI CUI UNA A PIENA PAGINA

      FIRENZE: VALLECCHI, 1954. I. brossura. OTTIMO. 24,6 30,5. USATO

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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with a Custom Leather Slipcase. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/1954/1955 respectively, all are 1st UK Editions, First Impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954, one of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954, one of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, with both The Fellowship and Two Towers maps showing the 1st State point of the red mark off the coast of Umbar. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, the Two Towers with some minor rubbing and chips to the spine ends, one closed tear to the upper front spine fold area. The Return of the King dustjacket is the 1st State lacking any blurbs to the rear flap. There is almost no rubbing and the lightest of soiling to the Fellowship and Return of the King, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. None are price clipped, and show a bit of rubbing along the folds. No foxing, but some minor offsetting on the endpapers of The Fellowship. The red cloth covered boards are clean and bright, with a bit of tarnishing to the gilt to The Two Towers. The Fellowship and The Return are clear and bright, but the corners of the front boards of The Fellowship are bumpedt. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No spine lean, no previous owner's names or writing. The maps in The Fellowship and The Two Towers are the original, both without any tears or extra folds, also have the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. The Return of The Kings map is also original and has no tears or extra folds. A beautiful, fresh collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        Henry and Ribsy

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Darling, Louis. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 192 p. The first printing of the third "Henry Huggins" book by Beverly Cleary, seemingly scarce in the marketplace in a dust jacket. Beverly Cleary (b. 1916 - as of this writing, she had just celebrated her 100th birthday) is one of America's most successful children's authors, with 91 million copies of her books having sold. She has been recognized with numerous awards and has been an extremely influential children's author, with a gift for creating characters with whom young children could identify. Henry Huggins was first introduced in 1950 with a book of the same name; the second book in the series was Henry and Beezus, published in 1952. This volume, Henry and Ribsy, published in 1954, shows Henry and his dog Ribsy trying their best to stay out of trouble so that Henry's father would take them salmon fishing - all, of course, to no avail. With illustrations by Louis Darling (1916-1970), who illustrated many of Beverly Cleary's books as well as Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in bright red cloth, a vignette on the lower half of the front board of Henry riding a bicycle with Ribsy sitting in a box behind him, looking backward, black lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, title page has a different vignetter of Henry sitting with Ribsy above the title, illustrations scattered throughout the text; octavo size (approx. 8" tall), pagination: (1)-192. The pictorial dust jacket in yellow, red and black has the original price of $2.50 on the front flap, a summary of the book on both flaps, with the back panel being publisher's ads for other titles by the same author. ***CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing, the black vignetter and spine lettering are crisp and sharp, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the head and tail of the spine are lightly bumped and there are several very shallow bumps to the top edge of the front board, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket is, alas, good only; there is a short (approx. 2") closed tear at the head of the spine where is meets the back panel with a very small (approx. one-third inch) chip and a triangular hole in the back panel approx. one-quarter inch per side with some staining on either side, and some light overall edgewear. ***CITATION: Baumgarten, Author pg. 45. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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