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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

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        MISCELLANEA DI STUDI DI LETTERATURA CRISTIANA ANTICA. LUGLIO 1954 RIVISTA SEMESTRALE

      Centro di Studi sull'Antico Cristianesimo, CATANIA 1954 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorso, con piccoli strappetti e lievissima fioritura, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo

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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.

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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 Lord of the Rings

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London 1954 - Slipcased. The fantasy trilogy sequel the The Hobbit. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Rings, "First published in 1954" stated ; The Two Towers, "First published in 1954" stated; and The Return of the King, "First published in 1955" stated. All three volumes rebound in magnificent full red Morocco (goatskin leather) binding, with lettering on spine in gilt, five raised bands to spine, all edges trimmed and gilded, inside dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, with the original cloth spine of books laid down at rear. Fold-out map at rear of each volume as issued. Jackets not present. Details: Volume 3: Hammond's revised variant three, with faulty wobbly type and signature mark "4" present at bottom of page number 49. Also with Hammond's variant two, with closed gap "Men" on page number 281. (Hammond notes that all variants and priorities assigned to them are of manufacture only. They would have been published simutaneously.) The three volume set is housed in a handsome red cloth slipcase. Book Condition: Fine: A few minor flaws: FELLOWSHIP (Volume 1) has an all but invisible tiny scuff on the spine above the second raised band from bottom, and a few spots of very minor light foxing to prelims; TWO TOWERS (Volume 2) also has a few spots of foxing to the prelims. This is a beautiful finely bound set in a sharp firm slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot

      Grove Press 1954 - This is the true first English language edition of Samuel Beckett's landmark, monumental work, published in the US by Grove Press. A key work of 20th-century literature, this is the play that gave Beckett his name, his fame and fortune and changed drama forever. The book is in fine condition, the black cloth cover still jet black, the gold and silver lettering on the spine still glittering. The dust jacket, always a fragile item on this edition, has some tanning and some chipping at the edges, as visible in the photos here. This volume comes housed in a sturdy, handsome black-linen-covered clamshell custom-made by Ursus Books in NYC. An excellent copy and an irreplaceable cornerstone of any Beckett collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        HARMSWORTH TRUST LIBRARY. PART 1-35 (lacking no.14). With CATALOGUE OF BOOKS OMITTED OR RETURNED FROM PREVIOUS SALES (1954)|THE

      London: Sotheby & Co, 1954. stiff paper wrappers. Harmsworth, R. Leicester. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Forming part of the renowned library of the late Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, BT., LL. D. (Blogie III, 116, 117, 118, 129, 130, 133). Auction of the library of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, 1939-1954. Includes English literature, prayer books, a collection of John Bunyan's works, and Americana. 10,260 lots. Some wrappers bent, lightly soiled or slightly torn. Catalogue for 14th part of auction missing. Supplemental catalogue of books omitted or returned from previous sales with 104 lots included. Very difficult to assemble as a set.

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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 picturing Hemingway and Marsh, taped-in on p. 30 verso. m) Blue folder containing transcriptions of Marsh's "Pilot's Account of the Hemingway Crashes" and the letters, accompanied by other memorabilia.

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        Baurechtssammlung. Band 1-67. Rechtsprechung der Verwaltungsgerichte und anderer Gerichte aus dem Bau- und Bodenrecht sowie Enteignungs- und Wegerecht.

      Düsseldorf: Werner; 1954-2004.. Achtung: Ohne die drei Bände 34, 45, 53. - Späterer Untertitel: Rechtsprechung des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts, der Oberverwaltungsgerichte der Länder und anderer Gerichte zum Bau- und Bodenrecht.

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        A PICTURE LETTER.

      Unpublished. 1954. Pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Mounted, framed and glazed. The image measures 27 x 16.5 cms. A brilliantly composed picture letter, drawn with great skill and a lightness of touch, indicative of the illustrations in C. S. Lewis' Narnia series and written at the time she was completing those for The Horse And His Boy. The artwork is in very good condition with a few light foxing spots to the background and some toning to the edges where the paper meets the mount. Provenance: Drawn and sent by Pauline Baynes to the Hare family on July 18th 1954. Translation in ink and a note of provenance by the recipient to the reverse. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        THE EXPLORATION OF THE MOON. Illustrations by R. A. Smith. Text by Arthur C. Clarke

      Frederick Muller Ltd [1954], London - Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-14 [15] 16-112, 45 full page drawings, eight in color, by R. A. Smith, original black boards stamped in gold. Fourth book (third for adults) on rockets and space travel. The only edition that prints the color plates: all the plates in the 1954 Harper edition are printed in black and white. Ciancone 47. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 497. Some offsetting to front and rear free end papers, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a mild shelf wear to lower right front corner. (16975) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original watercolour for the famous "Babar" series.

      Paris, [not after 1954]. - 304:495 mm. Signed at lower left: "Laur de Brunhoff". A charming, large-format watercolour showing Celesteville, the capital of "Le pays des Éléphants", Babar's Kingdom. The illustration was used as a double-page spread in "Babar à la fête de Célesteville" (1954) and thus bears a few pencilled marks by the printer in the blank margins. - The children’s classic, Babar, began as a bedtime story that Cécile de Brunhoff told her young sons, Laurent and Mathieu, in 1930, when they were five and four years old, respectively. They loved the story about the little elephant so much that they asked their father, who was an artist, to draw pictures for them of the elephant world their mother had described. He did and eventually created a book, Histoire de Babar: le petit éléphant (The Story of Babar), which was published by Jardin des Modes, a family-run publishing house. Jean de Brunhoff created six more Babar books. - De Brunhoff, who holds both French and American citizenship, was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. - Perfectly preserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il falso e vero verde. Illustrazioni di Giacomo Manzù

      Milano: Schwarz, 1954. 48, [5] pagine. 34x26 cm.Edizione a fogli sciolti; camicia e custodia con piccoli difetti. Interno ottimo. Tiratura di 214 esemplari (n. 175), firmati dall'Autore e dall'Artista nel colophon. [M167] Rara edizione, impreziosita da 6 testatine e 7 litografie originali a piena pagina di Giacomo Manzù, firmate e datate a matita dall'Artista.

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        Circe and Ulysses. The Inner Temple Masque, Presented by the Gentlemen there January 13, 1614. Written by William Browne of Tavistock and now edited, with an Essay on William Browne and the English Masque, by Gwyn Jones.

      Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. Royal 8vo. Original full green morocco, gilt design at centre of both covers, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; 11 wood-engravings by Mark Severin; spine very slightly sunned, small black mark on lower board, otherwise a very nice copy. Limited to 300 copies, this being one of 100 specially bound copies with four extra engravings. "Written for performance in 1614 to 1615, Circe and Ulysses is among the best of the picturesque and ravishing displays staged on festal occasions in banqueting halls to delight the audience with a harmony of spectacle and poetry, dance and song. To the new production Mark Severin contributed sparkling engravings of extravagently dressed male masquers and more or less bare girls: the type was chosen to accord with the darkness of his work on wood." (Cock-a-hoop 194). From the library of Thomas Yoseloff, the last owner of the Golden Cockerel Press, by family descent, but with no ownership markings.

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        The Serpent's Presence.

      The Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. 8vo., original half green morocco with crimson buckram boards, lettered in gilt on spine with snakes blocked in gilt on boards. With 8 wood engravings by Clifford Webb. Spine slightly sunned otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 290 numbered copies, this one of 60 specially bound. "The subtley of this parable, based on the story of Adam and Eve, was adaquately matched, I think, by the fantastical type I used to print it. The effectof the Cochin [type], with the Fry's Ornamented used for the main line of the title-page and the initial letters in the text, had quite a different effect from anything else I had done. Clifford Webb's engravings caught the mood of the book in a rather miraculous way - some of his best work went into it." (Cock-a-hoop 197) From the library of Thomas Yoseloff, the last owner of the Golden Cockerel Press, by family descent, but with no ownership markings.

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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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        LES PARISIENS TELS QU'ILS SONT - INSCRIBED

      Collection "Huit", [Paris] 1954 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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