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        SEARCH THE SKY

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1954]. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some fading to blue ink background of spine panel. Still sharp copy of this book. (10868). Octavo, cloth. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Pohl to Forrest J. Ackerman on front free end paper: "For 4e / With gratitude for / a fine time / Frederik Pohl."

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Intelligent Investor A Book of Practical Counsel

      HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1954 - General wear and rubbed cover. Previous owner's inscription on free endtitle page. Few markings on free endpage.No bookplate. Tight binding. Illustrated with charts. DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: 272 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Die Galvanocaustik, ein Beitrag zur operativen Medicin.

      Breslau, verlag von Josef Max & Comp., 1954, 8, XVI, 272 pp., 4 gefalt. lith. t Tafeln mit 47 Figuren, feiner Halbeleinenband im Stil der Zeit St.a.Tit. Titel fleckig, ansonsten frisches und feines Exemplar. First Edition - Middeldorpf "improved the galvano-cuatry and introduced it in major surgery.""Ein bedeutender Schritt in der Geschichte der Blutstillung stellt ferner der Einsatz elektrischen Stromes zur Koagulation von kleineren Gefäßen bei chirurgischen Operationen dar. Der Chirurg Albrecht Theodor Middeldorpf veröffentlichte im Jahre 1854 die erste Monographie über die "Galvanocaustik" (Middeldorpf 1854), bei der bestimmte Teile von chirurgischen Instrumenten (zumeist dünne Platin drähte) durch den in einer Zink-Platin-Batterie erzeugten Strom in Glühhitze versetzt werden konnten. Hiermit konnte nicht nur eine Koagulation blutender Gefäße erfolgen, sondern mit einer elektrischen Schneideschlinge auch polypöse Tumoren abgetragen werden. Ein Unterschied zur modernen Laser- oder Elektrokoagulation besteht dabei - medizinhistorisch betrachtet - an sich nur in der Art ihrer Wärmegewinnung (Sachs 2000)." Sven Schomaker-Massing: Vergleichende Untersuchung zur Anwendung von lokal wirksamen Hämostyptica, ... (2011).Garrison & Morton No. 5604

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
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        Sam. [Reclining ochre cat with red eyes.]

      New York: The Artist, 1954 - Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Edition of 190. Plate from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola. Feldman & Schellmann IV.67A

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Bridge On The River Kwai - SIGNED by Xan Fielding

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1954. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in Greek by the translator Xan Fielding to his wife Daphne [Fielding] in the year of publication. Issued without an endpaper. A little spotting to the prelims. Light discolouration to the spine tips. In a lightly chipped dust wrapper which is unclipped. A superb association copy of this semi-fictional WW2 classic. Bright Young Thing Daphne Vivien married Xan Fielding - a man fourteen years her junior - in 1953 and the marriage lasted until 1978 when Fielding left her for 'an older woman'. Fielding also translated Boulle's 'Monkey Planet'.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Mémoires de Fanny Hill.

      Paris, Edition des Deux Rives. 1954 - In-4°, en ff., sous couverture illustrée en couleurs rempliée, chemise, étui. Illustré par Édouard Chimot de 30 compositions dont 19 lithographies h.t. (en 14 couleurs) et 11 dessins tirés en sanguine. Texte imprimé en 2 tons. Tirage limité à 991 ex. Celui-ci 1/19 exemplaires de tête sur Madagascar, marqués de A à S, contenant : un dessin original colorié et signé (au format de l’ouvrage), une pointe sèche originale spécialement gravée pour les exemplaires de tête et tirée sur japon Impérial, les compositions finales en couleurs et une suite en noir des lithographies. Exemplaire enrichi de 2 dessins originaux en couleurs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fata Libelli]
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        The Dancing Bears

      Yale 1954 - A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket of the author's second book of poetry. Original price of $2.75 still present on the front flap of the dust jacket. One of the best American poets of the 20th Century. 1954 stated on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Poetry books are published in notoriously small printings, and even then most copies remain unsold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Five Muses

      1954. Oil and encaustic on canvas. Signed and dated. 40 x 22 inches. Small tear in image.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first state jacket priced at 12s 6d net. 248pp. Original red cloth with white spine lettering. Very Good with stains and slight bowing to boards, light foxing to edges, in original dust jacket with some offsetting from tape on verso and flaps, still Near Fine, having very subtle toning to spine panel, barely any edge wear, unclipped and unrestored. The author's first book, a post-apocalyptic novel of boys on a remote island descending into barbarity. Scarce in its British first edition in a presentable original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Boere bruiloft, of Het huwelyk van Moddeworst en Griet Beerdberg. Met geschiedkundige aanmerkingen. Te Knollendam, Ten dienste der bruilofts-gasten. [Leeuwarden, [z.n.], 1767.

      "8°: pi1 * 8 A-2E 8 F 6 (F6 blanco), gepagineerd: [2] [16] 456 pp. Gravure op titelpagina door Jan Goeree. Daartegenover een zwartekunst-portret van Buma door R. Jelgerhuis naar R. Keyert. De platen, waarvan de titelpagina spreekt, zijn nooit gemaakt. Leer, op schutblad exlibris (ingeplakt) van Garmt Stuiveling, mooi exemplaar. Lit.: NNBW IV, 343 Scheepers II, 88; Forum IV, 1954".Johannes Buma (Leeuwarden 1694 - Leeuwarden 1756), zoon van een apotheker, heeft zelf ook enige tijd dat vak uitgeoefend, maar ging zich na de dood van zijn vader toeleggen op de schilder- en dichtkunst. De Boere Bruiloft, een satire op verschillende bekende Friese personen, kent een lange ontstaansgeschiedenis: volgens de biografie die aan het werk voorafgaat, is Buma er tussen zijn dertigste en veertigste mee begonnen, waarna het zestien jaar bleef liggen. Op aandrang van vrienden heeft hij het tenslotte toch nog voltooid. Eerst elf jaar na zijn dood, toen alle betrokkenen gestorven waren, durfde men het dichtstuk te publiceren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The Horse and his Boy

      Bles, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Bles in 1954. A very good+ book without inscriptions in a very good clipped wrapper with some erased small names to the front flap. A little fading to the spine and some wear to the extremities.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front pastedown blacked out. Light foxing to endpapers and edge of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with a little rubbing and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion. Gilbert A2a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Lord of the Rings - All First Edition, First Printings in the original unrestored dust wrappers

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-5. A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin between 1954-55. Comprising: [1] The Fellowship of the Ring - A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light spotting and a little off-setting to the endpapers. Top stain still present. Sharp corners to the book. A little light fading to the top edge. map present and in lovely condition. A very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the foot of the spine and a minute chip close to this. A little light chipping to the head of the lightly browned spine. Some light loss to the corners. [2] The Two Towers - A near fine book without inscriptions, some light off-setting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and some light circular splash stains to the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tail and a little to corners. Map present and showing well. [3] The Return of the King - A near fine book without inscriptions - a little off-setting and spotting to the endpapers. Map intact and showing well. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little browning to the spine and shallow chipping to the spine tail. Many sets offered have been 'cleaned' or restored - this set is entirely unrestored and presents very well indeed. Tolkien's rare trilogy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Le temps du mépris

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, 1954, in-8, 184 pp, cartonnage editeur d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet, Exemplaires numéroté sur héliona. Bon exemplaire. Huret 337.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Romanesques. Nouvelles. Présentation de François Mauriac de l'académie française

      Paris, Les Cahiers Max Jacob, 1954-1955, in-4, 59 pp, broché, couverture imprimée violet clair, Quatrième cahier, publié par l'association des Amis de l'écrivain. Fondés en 1951, les Cahiers ont pour objectif de présenter la recherche critique et publier des inédits relatifs à l'oeuvre de Max Jacob. Exemplaire illustré en hors-texte d'une reproduction en héliogravure d'une photographie de Max Jacob à Brunoy. Couverture légèrement insolé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Tasking.

      Cambridge: Privately printed at the University Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original dark red cloth-backed marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt. With the glassine wrapper. Very light fading to spine, an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with nicks to extremities, small chip to foot of spine First and limited edition, copy E of an unknown number of lettered copies; a total of 100 copies were printed for Sassoon and Geoffrey Keynes at the University Press, Cambridge. Keynes, son of the economist J. M. Keynes, was a close friend and bibliographer of Sassoon. Sassoon had "hoped to arrange the poems as a sequence, but eventually had to accept that they were 'separate condensations or considerations ... merely an exhibition of the spiritual and intellectual shortcomings of a man trying to find things out for himself'".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE KINGDOM OF EARTH WITH HARD CANDY: A BOOK OF STORIES

      New York: New Directions, 1954. No. 15 OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR n. This is one of a relatively small number of surviving copies of this limited edition, which Williams had privately printed when publishers balked at the explicit sexual content of the short stories. How many copies exist is a matter of dispute: according to Andreas Brown of the Gotham Book Market, about 80 of the 100 copies were destroyed in storage; however, Crandell indicates that as many as 136 copies may have been issued, with the extra copies available for the author's private use, but that perhaps all but about 10 numbered copies and 20 presentation copies were destroyed. (However plentiful, the copies for presentation are encountered more frequently in commerce than are numbered copies.) The stories in this collection are: "Three Players of a Summer Game," "Two on a Party," "The Resemblance between a Violin Case and a Coffin," "Hard Candy," "Rubio y Morena," "The Mattress by the Tomato Patch," "The Coming of Something to the Widow Holly," "The Vine," "The Mysteries of the Joy Rio" (an earlier version of "Hard Candy"), and "The Kingdon of Earth." Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams (1911-83) is best known as one of America's greatest playwrights, but he was a prolific writer who also penned novels ("The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"), poetry, and short stories. Forbidden sexual desire was a recurring theme in his works, and their explicit nature often caused problems with publication or production; most film adaptations of his works have had their content altered considerably.. 248 x 152 mm. (9 3/4 x 6"). 242 pp. (cancel title page tipped-in, as in all copies). No. 15 OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's linen-backed patterned paper boards, flat spine with author's name in gilt. In original blue cardboard slipcase with paper title label on front cover. Crandell A13.I.b. One small, only vaguely visible discolored spot at head of spine, otherwise a mint copy, with leaves that open only reluctantly. This is one of a relatively small number of surviving copies of this limited edition, which Williams had privately printed when publishers balked at the explicit sexual content of the short stories. How many copies exist is a matter of dispute: according to Andreas Brown of the Gotham Book Market, about 80 of the 100 copies were destroyed in storage; however, Crandell indicates that as many as 136 copies may have been issued, with the extra copies available for the author's private use, but that perhaps all but about 10 numbered copies and 20 presentation copies were destroyed. (However plentiful, the copies for presentation are encountered more frequently in commerce than are numbered copies.) The stories in this collection are: "Three Players of a Summer Game," "Two on a Party," "The Resemblance between a Violin Case and a Coffin," "Hard Candy," "Rubio y Morena," "The Mattress by the Tomato Patch," "The Coming of Something to the Widow Holly," "The Vine," "The Mysteries of the Joy Rio" (an earlier version of "Hard Candy"), and "The Kingdon of Earth." Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams (1911-83) is best known as one of America's greatest playwrights, but he was a prolific writer who also penned novels ("The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"), poetry, and short stories. Forbidden sexual desire was a recurring theme in his works, and their explicit nature often caused problems with publication or production; most film adaptations of his works have had their content altered considerably.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Collection of several thousand coats of arms that were cut out of other publications and ordered according to the subject, bound in 12 books.

      "Germany and France, first half of the 19th centruy. 12 volumes. Most oblong, full vellum with name of subject in ink on front cover. Good condition. Most coat-of-arms are printed, some manuscript. Exlibris of Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht, Dr. M. Niemeijer (1954), Daniel de Bruin, Jac. Hooft Graafland. This huge collection coats-of-arms is arranged according to subject, such as animals and tools. They date from as early as 1318. It was purchased by Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht at an auction of F. Muller on 14/15 June 1858 from the collection of O. Keer for the sum of NLG 13,50, according to an inscription in the first volume. The coats-of-arms are ordered as followed:1. Humans and fourlegged animals (French and German)2. animals (mainly French)3. Birds and other animals (mainly French)4. Plants (French and German)5. Sun, moon, stars, fire (mainly French)6. Instruments (mainly French) 7. Crosses, balls (French and German) 8. Humans and animals (mainly German)9. Other animals (mainly German)10. Staves, balls (mainly German)11. Lines and symbols (mainly German)12. Fish (French, German and others) H186".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        A Primer of Freudian Psychology A Mentor Book

      Softcover. New American Library, New York (1954). 127 pp. First Edition thus. "First Printing, October, 1955" on Copyright Page. M147 Book Code and 35-cent original price on front cover. "This is a reprint pf the original hardcover edition published by the World Publishing Company" printed at bottom of FFEP. Slight shelf wear to extremities. One-half-inch-long horizontal crease across spine about halfway down. Small crease to bottom front corner of cover. Light foxing and yellowing of pages. Otherwise, a bright clean rare unmarked First Printing of this New American Library "Mentor" paperback title. More photos upon request. *** Due to the price, fragility, or other conditions of this particular book, the item will not be shipped by post or other common carrier. It will be necessary to engage in a person-to-person sales transaction at the Book Ranger facility in Monroe, GA, or another location agreeable to the buyer and seller. The normal 30-day return privilege for this item is therefore waived in this buyer firsthand transaction.*** More photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Book Ranger]
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        Eis São Paulo: Uma Obra Realizada e Editada no Ano de 1954, Ano da Comemoração do IV Centenário de Fundação da Cidade de São Paulo

      200 pp. compendium of reproductions of photographs commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city of São Paulo, with full-page black-and-white and color photographs, captioned along the top of each page with a line from a poem in Portuguese, accompanied at the end with a small 28 pp. booklet with place captions in Portuguese and the text of the poem translated into English, French, German, and Spanish. First signature slightly loose. 4vo. Cloth. São Paulo (Editôra Monumento) 1954. The photographs contained in this book show various sides of São Paulo, including modern architecture, automobiles, factories, churches, historical landmarks, restaurants, nightlife, art, and sporting events. As of January 2015, OCLC locates six holdings in North America.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings - All First Edition, First Printings in the original unrestored dust wrappers

      London George Allen and Unwin 1954-5 - A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin between 1954-55. Comprising: [1] The Fellowship of the Ring - A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light spotting and a little off-setting to the endpapers. Top stain still present. Sharp corners to the book. A little light fading to the top edge. map present and in lovely condition. A very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the foot of the spine and a minute chip close to this. A little light chipping to the head of the lightly browned spine. Some light loss to the corners. [2] The Two Towers - A near fine book without inscriptions, some light off-setting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and some light circular splash stains to the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tail and a little to corners. Map present and showing well. [3] The Return of the King - A near fine book without inscriptions - a little off-setting and spotting to the endpapers. Map intact and showing well. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little browning to the spine and shallow chipping to the spine tail. Many sets offered have been 'cleaned' or restored - this set is entirely unrestored and presents very well indeed. Tolkien's rare trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Picture of Everest. A book of full-colour reproductions of photographs of the Everest scene...With an introduction by Sir John Hunt.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        journal litteraire

      mercure de france 1954 - Les 11 tomes de 1893 a 1937 Edite de 1954 a 1961 rare car complet reliure demi cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horton Hears a Who!

      New York: Random House, 1954 First edition, later issue, overall good condition with clean, tight, age-toned pages. Corners are slightly worn. Dust jacket is complete but with some minor wear.Protected in mylar cover.Offers considered.

      [Bookseller: Jefferson Street Books]
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        CUT ME IN

      New York: Abelard Schuman, 1954. First edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, some color fade to spine of dust jacket, some light edge rubbing, and what looks like a little light staining from old dust jacket protector (very minor). An attractive copy of an uncommon book. (7909). Octavo, boards. Author's first hardcover mystery.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien First Edition First impression George Allen & Unwin 1954. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked and unblemished throughout. Original map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like dust jacket, not price clipped and with red lettering still very much bright. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        L'Examen de la Langue et du Style de "Venceslas", tragi-comédie de Jean Rotrou, accompagné d'une édition critique. Ière Partie : "Venceslas", tragédie-comédie de Jean Rotrou. Edition critique ; IIème Partie : Notes accompagnant l'édition critique ; IIIème Partie : L'examen de la langue et du style de "Venceslas", tragi-comédie de Jean Rotrou. Thèse en vue d'obtenir le Doctorat de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de la Sarre. Inaugural Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes

      5 vol. dont 4 reliure demi-toile et 1 vol. in-4 br., 1954-1955, Thèse en vue d'obtenir le Doctorat de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de la Sarre. Inaugural Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes Très intéressant ensemble proposant l'intégralité de la thèse de doctorat du romaniste allemand Wolfgang Leiner (1925-2005). On y joint deux volumes proposant une version manifestement initiale, contenant des annotations ou des feuillets de notes manuscrites rédigées par le Professeur Jean Mesnard. De la bibliothèque de Jean Mesnard (1921-2016), l'éminent spécialiste de Pascal et de la littérature du XVIIe siècle, normalien, agrégé de lettres, professeur à la Sorbonne et doyen de l'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        The Excavation of Medinet Habu. Vol. V: Post-ramessid remains.

      The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1954 - Very rare. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1954. First edition. The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume V, Post-Ramessid Remains. Oriental Institute Publications, Volume LXVI (1954). Folio. XIII, [1], 81, [1]pp (Text), 48pp (Plates). Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Frontispiece (counted as a plate). In excellent condition. Faint traces of a removed sticker on the front cover. From the library of Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden with his stamp on the back of the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Un Sargento LLamado Batista ("A Sergeant Named Batista")

      Arocha, Havana 1954 - WARMLY INSCRIBED BY FULGENCIO BATISTA (former President of Cuba {1940-44, 1955-59}) on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1954 1st Cuban edition (following the original American publication). Tight and VG (with light staining at the rear panel's lower corner) in a bright, VG dustjacket, with light staining to the base of the rear flap. Still though, very presentable and scarce as such, inscribed by the former President. Octavo, 310 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        No Time for Sergeants

      New York: Random House. (1954). First. First edition. Spine rubbed and toned with a couple of small nicks, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. Complimentary slip laid in from Random House publisher Bennett Cerf. Envelope laid in addressed to Raymond Johnson, who appeared in the play. Dramatized by Levin from the Mac Hyman novel, the original Broadway production featured Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, and later the basis for the Mervyn LeRoy film. This copy signed by Ira Levin, and the whole cast including Griffith, Knotts, Roddy McDowell, and 23 others (excluding Earle Hyman, but it is signed by Ossie Davis, who does not appear in the cast list in the book, but replaced Hyman early on). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Doors of Perception [Signed]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1954 - FIRST EDITION with SIGNED page laid in. The single sheet is SIGNED in full in black ink by author Aldous Huxley. The otherwise-blank sheet measures 18.5 x 12cm, almost the same size as the pages of the book, & appears to be very similar paper to the endpapers - possibly either tipped-in at some point or removed from another volume. FIRST EDITION, stated on copyright page. Additionally, the printed letters "M-C" appear below the First Edition statement, indicating the month & year of printing (December 1953). The first US edition (Harper & Brothers) was published simultaneously with the first UK edition (Chatto & Windus), both 1954. Huxley's well-known classic work, an account of his use of mescaline, which has been described as "the most influential single work on the use of psychedelic drugs". This mid-1950s work sparked a generation of drug experimentation. The Doors famously took their band name from the title. From inner flaps of dustjacket (in full): "'One bright May morning', writes Mr Huxley, 'I swallowed four-tenths of a gram of mescalin dissolved in half a glass of water and sat down to wait for the results'. One of the results was this most unusual and compelling book. Mescalin is the active principle of peyote - the desert cactus long used by the Indians of Mexico and the Southwest in their religious rites. Though harmless, at any rate for persons in good health, the drug produces profound alterations of consciousness. In Blake's phrase, it 'cleanses the doors of perception', so that the world is transfigured and takes on a beauty, a significance, a quality of infiniteness, undreamed of at ordinary times. Mr. Huxley describes these cleansed perceptions and discusses, as he goes along, a number of the problems in philosophy, in art, in religious experience, on which they throw a new and revealing light. Whether the reader agrees with Mr. Huxley's conclusions or not, The Doors of Perception remains a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest living writers, and a challenging discussion of the human personality". Set in Linotype Times Roman. Format by Robert Cheney. Manufactured by The Haddon Craftsmen. Printed in the USA. Bound in publisher's original light blue cloth backed by black cloth spine with bright silver lettering. NO DUSTJACKET. Lacking both front & rear panels. The only remnants of the original dustjacket are the two INNER FLAPS, both of which are laid in (with original first edition published price of $1.50 intact). Mild bump to top edge of front board, very slight shelfwear, otherwise a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 79pp. Scarce SIGNED copy of the uncommon first edition of this cult classic. RARE. Size: 19.5 x 13.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Training of Saudi Arab Employees: Arabian American Oil Company.

      London & New York: University of London, Columbia University and Evans Brothers,, 1954. Reprinted from the Year Book of Education 1954. Octavo. Wire-stitched in the original pale blue printed wrappers. A little rubbed and some marginal staining to wrappers, contents a touch toned, else very good. First edition, an offprint from The Year Book of Education (1954) and decidedly uncommon: not listed in Copac and OCLC locates only 16 copies in institutional libraries worldwide. The contents are: The Training Problem of Aramco, The Training and Educational System, and The Development of the Saudi Employee. The eminent petroleum geologist Roy Lebkicher (1895–1968) was described as "a brilliant and original educational thinker as well as an able and experienced executive" whose training policy at Aramco produced "outstanding success in technological development". He co-wrote a number of works including the Aramco and World Oil: Handbooks for American Employees series (1952).

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Korean War-Era Navy Letters

      New Jersey, Japan 1954 - An intriguing collection of 403 letters between Bayonne, New Jersey native, Alton L. Lattig and his fiance, Marion Lynde during his tour with the Navy at the end of the Korean war. All letters are in envelopes and near fine with slight curling and tears from opening. Also included are two newsletters and 41 photographs.Alton Lattig, who refers to himself as "Mike" throughout his correspondence, was on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1953 until 1954. He was stationed on the U.S. Tarawa (CVA-40) which had just been recommissioned as an attack aircraft carrier in response to the Korean War. They embarked on a mission that took them from Gibraltar to the Asiatic over the course of two years. "Arrived safely last night at 11:45 and sure hated to come back aboard this pig-iron tub, but as the saying goes you can't fight city hall." They were sent as part of the replacement for the 2nd and 6th Navy fleets on a tour that took them to Gibraltar, Spain, Japan, Australia, and Korea before returning to Pearl Harbor and home. "We are now 1,671 miles from "Rock of Gibraltar" and we are due to pull in there on the morning of the 23rd and will remain a couple of days ad pull out for Algiers.will let you know as we go along from port to port." When granted shore leave they participated in local activities, "I went to another bull fight this afternoon and it was really better than the other one I saw, there was more slaughtering in the fights today." Their duties sent them on missions that mainly involved refueling and replenishing the Air Force and other Navy vessels. "Well we just finished refueling a destroyer around 6:15.we were supposed to do 2 cans but it got sort of late and they have flight operations again tonight so we have to get up early in the morning and refuel the other one."Shortly after enlisting Lattig was scheduled to take his test to raise higher in rank; "Tomorrow morning I am taking a test for 3rd class Petty Officer and sure hope I make it this time. I passed it last time but the quota was filled and they wouldn't give it to me.with a little luck I will make it. It not only means more money but I won't have to take too much bossing around I will be able to boss people around a little." With a young wife at home the extra money from the position was useful and appreciated. It was also good for the card games that kept the men occupied. "I am going to keep playing as long as I win, but as soon as my luck starts running out I am going to quit, I know it's an awful thing to gamble but what else have we to do here in the middle of nowhere."On April 7, 1954 while stationed in Japan he writes, "Hon, I don't know if I mentioned in one of my letters when we were operating or not, but we were operating with the Oriskany when that plane caught fire we watched it from the flight deck. (The clipping you sent) that is the way we have some of our planes come in and lose altitude too fast and crack up, very very seldom does any pilot get hurt too bad but some of them luck isn't with them."We are in the South China Sea heading for Japan and we will pull into Japan on the 15th instead of 14th (Valentine's Day) I sure wish it were in the U.S.but we have 121 days to go over here before we start back home for the good old U.S.A." This was in February of 1954, a few months before they would head home. They spent roughly 2 years repairing and refueling aircraft at the end of the war. After the armistice they were sent to clean up after the war and became a roaming sea airbase. By September on 1954 they arrived safely on the shores of California.Along with the letters Lattig sent back two "Tradewinds" newsletters from his ship with the caption, "Send me home" printed above the address. They include Navy related articles, photos of the crew, and each one provides a Hollywood starlet on the last page. March 1, 1954 has Lizabeth Scott posing on a beach while May 1, 1954 has Lucy Marlow in fishnets dubbed, "the saucy charmer." He also kept photo

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        Sweet Thursday.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1954 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles and bird decorations to spine and front cover in red and blue, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine ends, small mark to front free endpaper; an excellent, bright copy in the price-clipped jacket with slight creasing and nicks to extremities, short closed tear to foot of rear panel. First edition, first printing, hardback issue. It was published simultaneously in wrappers. Goldstone & Payne A33b. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        T'ang Calendar.

      Kyoto, Jumbunkagaku Kenkyusho Kyoto University, 1954. - 383 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 4to (ca. 26x19 cm), goldgeprägter Original-Ganzleinenband mit Original-Schuber. A.d.R.: T'ang Civilization Reference Series, No. 1. Sehr gut erhalten. - A well preserved copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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