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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

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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]

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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]

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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). .

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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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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 1 1 1 The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy JRR Tolkien First Editions First Impressions George Allen and Unwin 1954. The Fellowship of the Ring: First impression published 1954. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. The Two Towers: First impression published 1954. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. The Return of the King: First impression published 1955. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original first state dust jacket (without newspaper reviews). Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. An excellent set. Further images on request.

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        LOS PLATILLOS VOLANTES Y LA EVIDENCIA

      AUTOR-EDITOR 1954 - Buen estado de conservación. La sobrecubierta presenta algunos desperfectos y remiendos con cinta. Dedicado por el autor a su amigo Tom Tugend. Con una tirada de 1500 ejemplares, este libro fue el primero sobre el tema en publicarse en España. El índice contiene: Colección de documentos sometidos al juicio del lector; Opiniones de algunos sabios y personalidades; Platillos volantes aterrizan en nuestro planeta; Enanos, de menos de un metro de altura, tripulan los platillos volantes; Noticias varias que son de interés para nuestro ulterior razonamiento; Algo sobre el planeta Marte; Análisis de los hechos y razonamientos varios; ¿Son de la Tierra los platillos volantes?; Los platillos volantes, según toda probabilidad, vienen del planeta Marte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires de guerre

      Plon 1954 - - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale sur papier courant, mentions de mille pour chacun des exemplaires. Reliures en plein chagrin rouge, dos à trois nerfs frappés en leurs centres d'une croix de Lorraine dorée, initiales dorées en queues, gardes et contreplats de papier gris, couvertures, dos et jaquettes conservés, têtes dorées. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle au chef d'escadron Duplay : ". en souvenir de notre combat." sur le premier volume, signatures manuscrites du général de Gaulle sur les suivants. Agréable exemplaire enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle établi dans une reliure gaulienne. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on ordinary paper, mentions of one thousand for each copy. Binders in full red shagreen, back with three nerves struck in their centers with a cross of gilded Lorraine, golden initials in tails, guards and plies of gray paper, blankets, backs and jackets preserved, heads gilded. Autographed and signed autograph of Charles De Gaulle to the Duplay squadron chief: ". in memory of our fight ." on the first volume, handwritten signatures of General de Gaulle on the following. Pleasant copy enriched with a beautiful autograph signed by General De Gaulle in a Gaulish binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Drawings of Rembrandt [Six Volumes]

      Phaidon. London, 1954-1957. Quarto, publisher's blue cloth, 452 pp. plus 1788 illustrations. Complete in six volumes. A standard reference work for Rembrandt's drawings. A near fine copy with fine contents. Some fading to cloth at spines, a few stray marks to boards. Quite well preserved overall. . Fine. 1954. First Edition.

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Tiny loss of paper to one front hinge. Fine in close to Fine slipcases with some rubbing and somewhat uncommon in this condition. Arthur Szyk. Four large octavo volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. The definitive translation of Sir Richard Burton. Additional notes in separate supplement volumes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Illustrated with 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates, his final work. Copy #844 of 1500. Issued unsigned.

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        Ernest Hemingway Signed Life Magazine Cover.

      Signed Ernest Hemingway cover of Life Magazine from November 8, 1954, announcing his winning the Nobel Prize in literature, which occurred October 28, 1954. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 16.5 inches. An iconic photograph of the author at the height of his literary powers and fame, most rare and desirable signed by Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The Nobel citation read, "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style." He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously.

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        Portrait of James Dean

      1954. Gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches, signed and inscribed lower right "R Schatt / J. D. A3 / 12.19.54," with the photographer's inkstamp on verso and manuscript note "Copyright 1954." A superb photograph from the so-called "Torn Sweater Series," shot by Roy Schatt on 29 December 1954 at the request of Life magazine. This is the image from the shoot that was used as a backdrop for the stage revue Grease, on six- and twelve-sheets outside of theatres. In fine condition.

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        The Horse and his Boy (First Edition)

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. Dedicated to David & Douglas Gresham. Gray cloth boards with silver text on spine. Red dust wrapper with a Pauline Baynes illustration in the center. 199 pp.The book is VG or better. Inside the front cover is a small Montreal bookstore sticker. On the half title page is hand written presentation to Rick Peters for Highest Marks on Catechism. Two other names follow as it was apparently passed along. The dust wrapper is VG with a fair amount of edge wear, especially at the top and bottom of the spine. The dust wrapper is price clipped.Brown 53; Hooper A26

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        Demotisches Glossar

      Ejnar Munksgaard, Kopenhagen 1954 - Extremely rare. Ejnar Munksgaard, Kopenhagen, 1954. First edition. Large in-4, viii & 711 pages. Bound in black buckram, in excellent condition. From the library of Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden with his stamp on the first blank page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ernie").

      [Madrid], 24. V. 1954. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To George Brown, the owner of a gymnasium in Manhattan, Hemingway's personal trainer, boxing coach, and friend. In early 1954 Ernest and Mary Hemingway suffered two near-fatal plane crashes in Uganda, and Hemingway's injuries were extensive. According to Carlos Baker, "The crash at Butiaba and the fire at Shimoni had [.] left him no more than a shadow of his former vigor [ ]". - "Just got your letter of Jan 14 George forwarded back from Nairobi. Sure glad you liked the first hooks piece with the pictures. We'd only been out 4-5 weeks then and I wasn't really in shape. In 5 months of that stuff got down to under 190 before those crashes. Now no exercise since Jan 23-24th except early necessary damaging exercise (pitching rocks left-handed with a busted back type of exercise). Good thing I was in shape though. All doctors look at you like some kind of freak like Joe Grimm because you are alive. Am tired of being so smashed up. But always remember you and your head. We beat this one I guess but the smashed vertebrae etc is a no good rap [ ]" ([Madrid], May 24, 1954).

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        COUNTERBLAST

      [Toronto: s.n., 1954] Blue printed card covers with three side-staples, pp. [18], signed "by Marshall McLuhan" on front cover beneath title, and with pencilled price of "35" in top right corner. Small unobtrusive red smudge to front covers, otherwise a near fine copy. "In the same year that Wyndham Lewis published "Self Condemned", Marshall McLuhan took inspiration from Lewis's journal "BLAST" and produced "COUNTERBLAST", intended, like "Self Condemned" to shake the city of Toronto out of its smugness, complacency, and spiritual torpor." - from the foreword by Terrence Gordon, of the reprint edition.. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Quarto.

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        Aerodynamics: Selected Topics In The Light Of Their Historical Development

      Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Photographs, Figures, Charts. 1st Printing I, 203 Pp. Blue Cloth Stamped In Silver. Near Fine, Very Slightly Used. Dj With Wer, 1" Chip Across Top Of Spine, 3/4" Tear At Bottom Of Front Spine Edge, 1/2' Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, A Few Tiny Losses At Edges.

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        Liriche scelte da "I colloqui".

      Cm. 31, pp. 118 (8). Con 17 litografie a colori di Renato Cenni. Brossura originale illustrata con velina protettiva ed entro custodia in cart. rigido. Perfetta conservazione, in stato di nuovo. Tiratura limitata a 120 esemplari ad personam, il nostro per Carlo Cobianchi (tutti firmati dal presidente dei Cento Amici del Libro). La stampa del testo è stata eseguita a Verona col torchio dell'Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig su carta a tino di Fabriano.

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        Under the Net.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1954. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.286. Publisher's green cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper.Book is near fine. In similar jacket, sunned to the spine with one chip at crown, two short edge tears. Very good indeed. Murdoch's debut novel concerns the trials and tribulations of a struggling young writer, James (Jake) Donaghue, living in London. This novel was later selected by the American Modern Library as one of the Best 100 English novels of the 20th century.

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        WORLD'S FINEST #71 1954-1st SUPERMAN / BATMAN TEAM UP-Scarce Golden-Age

      DC 1954 - First Superman-Batman team up issue. Listed as SCARCE in guide. Cover loose from bottom staple. 1 inch split at bottom spine. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG

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        Gesammelte Werke. 14 Bände (von 15). Band 12 fehlt! Hrsg. von Maria Scheler und Manfred S. Frings. Band 1: Frühe Schriften; Band 2: Formalismus; Band 3: Umsturz; Band 4: Politisch-pädagogische Schriften; Band 5: Vom Ewigen im Menschen; Band 6: Schriften zur Soziologie und Weltanschauungslehre; Band 7: Wesen und Formen der Sympatie; Band 8: Wissensformen; Band 9: Späte Schriften; Band 10: Schriften aus dem Nachlaß 1: Zur Ethik und Erkenntnislehre; Band 11: Nachlaß 2: Erkenntnislehre und Metaphysik. Band 13: Nachlaß IV: Philosophie und Geschichte. Band 14: Nachlaß V: Varia I. Band 15: Nachlaß VI: Varia II.

      Bern, Francke, 1954-97. Band 2,3,5 in 4. Auflage. Band 6,7,8,10 in 2. Auflage. Band 1,7,9,11,13,14,15 in 1. Auflage. Zwischen 280 und 670 S. Gr.-8°. Originalleineneinbände. Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar. Rücken von 4 Bänden ausgeblichen und hint. Deckel des 1. Bandes. Band 2 mit starken Gebrauchsspuren: Lagen zum Teil gelockert! Die Bände sind im Ganzen aber gut, vozüglich im inneren Bereich.- Der ausstehende Band ist noch im Buchhandel erhältlich!. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        DIARIO

      EINAUDI, 1954. ITALIANO 2,55 Tre volumi, a cura di Lambert Vitali, n. 179 della collana, illustrazioni a colori ad ogni antiporta, numerose altre illustrazioni a colori ed in nero all'interno del volume, pagine lievemente ingiallite e con fioritura disposta soprattutto lungo i bordi, coperte editoriali rigide, in tutta tela ecru con disegni grigi, con fioritura e titoli rossi ai bordi, cofanetto in cartoncino illustrato, ingiallito e con lieve fioritura, mantiene la scheda bibliografica USATO

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        The Caves Of Steel

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC., GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK 1954 - Title on spine. Top edge tint. Rough cut fore edge. Minor shelf and edge wear, corners some rubs and bumps; no dust jacket DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: 224 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ENTRATA IN GUERRA

      EINAUDI, 1954. ITALIANO 0,13 Brossura in cartoncino editoriale con risvolti, dorso scolorito, ingiallito, con piccolo nastro adesivo al piede, titoli rossi e neri al piatto ed al dorso, n. 27 della collana diretta da E.Vittorini, sua anche la nota al risvolto anteriore, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, prima bianca ed occhiello liberi da legatura USATO

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        "Warryne". Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W.

      Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative '1954. "Warryne". Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W. Kerry Photo. Sydney'; blindstamped lower left 'Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright'; a strong print with good tonal range, light foxing and mild creasing at the corners. A compelling portrait by Charles Kerry of a young Ngunnawal or Wiradjuri man. One of a set of Aboriginal portraits taken by Kerry which were commissioned by the New Soth Wales Government in the mid 1890s.

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        Casino Royale.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1954. First American edition of Fleming's first novel in his acclaimed Bond series. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing with the corners clipped, but the $2.75 price intact, as was the publisher's method. Jacket design by Leo Manso. A very sharp example. Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he also devised the artwork for the cover. "Within the first few pages Fleming had introduced most of Bond's idiosyncrasies and trademarks, which included his looks, his Bentley and his smoking and drinking habits. The full details of Bond's martini were kept until chapter seven of the book and Bond eventually named it "The Vesper", after Vesper Lynd" (Andrew Lycett). It has been filmed twice as a feature film, the first being the 1967 spoof starring David Niven, and later as the twenty-first official Bond film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

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        A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU I DU COTE' DE CHEZ SWANN A L'OMBRE DES JEUNES FILLES EN FLEURS. II LE COTE' DE GUERMANTES SODOME ET GOMORRHE. III LA PRISONNIERE- LA FUGITIVE, LE TEMPS RETROUVE'

      GALLIMARD, 1954. Francese 1,37 Tre volumi, legatura editoriale in similpelle marrone con titoli d'oro ai dorsi in tasselli verdi, sovraccoperte illustrate, ingiallite ai dorsi e con lievi segni del tempo, con acetati trasparenti, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, note ed introduzione di P.Clarac e A.Ferré USATO

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        Bulletin de la Société Archéologique, Historique, Littéraire & Scientifique du Gers 1954 à 1994 - 41 Années complètes. (158 Numéros / Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie du Gers.

      158 vol. in-8 carré br., Imprimerie Léonce Cocharaux, puis Th. Bousquet, Auch, 1954-1994 ( 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 ) Manque seulement le 2ème trimestre de 1961, parfaitement complet par ailleurs, en bon état. Impressionnant ensemble, rare et recherché. Français

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        Blake’s Illustrations of Dante. Plate 1: “The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca”

      US: 1954 Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on hand-made paper with no watermark, inscribed in pencil by Lessing Rosenwald (see below). The best of the Dante series plates, often called the “Whirlwind of lovers”. This impression from the original plate was printed for Lessing Rosenwald in 1953/4 (this impression is dated 6/14/1954). No number is given though Keynes (Blake Studies) suggested 20 sets plus three extra prints of plate 1; the later (1968) printing of restrikes for the Trianon Press edition was limited to 25 sets. Essick notes (see below) that “In 1953-55, Rosenwald had sets printed on heavy, dead-white wove paper with a surprisingly bold, pebble-grain surface. The plates had to be printed with considerable pressure in order to smooth the paper sufficiently to register fine lines. In a complete suite of these restrikes in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, each sheet measures 35.550.5 cm. and is inscribed in pencil, lower right, “Impression taken from the copper plate in my collection 1953-4[.] Lessing J Rosenwald 4/19/55.” and records watermarks on some sheets Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647–653. Essick, “The Printings of William Blake’s Dante Engravings,” Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1954. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions, in a very good unclipped wrapper with some off-setting to the front panel and to the spine. Some nicking and a couple of closed tears. Rare.

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        STORY OF THE SHAMROCK.

      The Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, [1954]., Amarillo - First edition. Small quarto. Signed by J. Evetts Haley. Original light green wrappers with Shamrock's 25 Years logo in silver gilt at lower, front corner, 78 [1] pp., preface, illustrated, portraits, map, tables, charts. A business history of the first twenty-five years of the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation. One of an undetermined number of copies issued with extended edges, tied with green leather at the spine and enclosed in an original two-tone cardboard slipcase. From the library of Al Lowman. Fine in fine slipcase. ROBINSON 26b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Story of O

      Olympia Press 1954 - Original purple wraps with star design framing on front cover, black titles. Dent to top spine, little signs of wear on edges, foxing to endpapers and throughout the book, fading on front cover (see pics), but still a book in Good to VG condition! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. 316pp. Original blue and green cloth lettered in dark green. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket with rubbing and light wear along edges, a few tiny nicks, tiny dampstain visible on verso top edge. Bookplate on paste down, a bit of very light insecting to back board. A nice copy. The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

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        1954 FRANK HAWLEY : MISCELLANEA JAPONICA Volumes I & II "English Surgeon in Japan 1864-1865" and "Whales & Whaling in Japan" ASSOCIATION COPIES of DR. ELMER BELT

      FRANK HAWLEY : MISCELLANEA JAPONICA Being Occasional Contributions to Japanese Studies VOLUMES I & II. Volume I : AN ENGLISH SURGEON IN JAPAN IN 1864-1865 (an extract from the PRIVATE JOURNAL of JOHN T. COMERFORD) with One Plate. 33 pages. Published in KYOTO. Printed for the Author. MCMLIV (1954). Volume II: WHALES & WHALING IN JAPAN : THE JAPANESE NAMES OF THE MORSE & THE NARWHAL, by FRANK HAWLEY (an offprint of pages 51-102 of Hawley's Whales & Whaling in Japan). 52 pages. Illustrated with One Plate. Published in KYOTO. MCMLVIII (1958). TWO VOLUMES, FINE PRINTINGS, Hardcover Books in Dustjackets, original cloth covered boards, paper spine title labels, 4tos, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), handmade endpapers, deckled top page edges in V. I and deckled bottom page edges in V. II, 33 and 52 pages respectively, illustrated with two plates, paper jackets with printed labels. GREAT ASSOCIATION COPIES. Previously owned by the renowned surgeon and book collector DR. ELMER BELT, with his bookplate HOUSE OF BELT on the front pastedown of each volume, and with his SIGNATURE added to the personal label of the author, Frank Hawley, that is affixed to the front pastedown of Volume II. Because Dr. Elmer Belt added his signature to the printed author's label it is possible that these volumes were the author's copies before they came into the possession of Dr. Belt. CONDITION: The books are in VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some edge, spine end, and corner tip wear (one corner lightly bumped), but remain solid and attractive; internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The dustjacket of Volume II is in GOOD condition, with some chipping to the edges, corners and spine ends, and a few creases. The dustjacket to Volume I is in FAIR condition, it has a 4 inch chip at the lower front fold of the front cover and a 3 inch triangular chip to the bottom edge of the rear cover, both of which have been cleverly disguised by the previous owner who trimmed 2 1/2 inches off of the rear flap (it still works well) and used that paper to hide the chips. (The repair works rather well when the dj is housed in the provided Mylar dustjacket protector.) Otherwise the jacket has some light general edge, corner tip and spine end wear. Overall both of these very delicate paper jackets remain attractive and are doing their job. About DR. ELMER BELT: ******Dr. Elmer Belt (b.1893 d.1980) was an internationally renowned surgeon and a pioneer in medical care for transgendered individuals. He was also well known as a collector of books and ephemera, especially books relating to Leonardo da Vinci and Florence Nightingale. Elmer Belt donated both his da Vinci and Florence Nightingale collections to the UCLA libraries, where they now reside. Dr. Belt earned his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1916, his master's degree from UC Berkeley in 1917, and his doctorate in 1920. For many years, he served as a clinical professor of surgery in urology at UCLA. Dr. Elmer Belt pioneered sex reassignment procedures in the 1950s at which time he was one of only a handful of doctors in the United States to perform sex reassignment procedures. As such he played a key role in redefining gender and sexual identities. Dr. Belt's contribution to the fields of urology, surgery, and the literature on transsexualism were influential in the creation of UCLA Medical School.****** Very Good .

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        Les épis mûrs

      First edition on ordinary paper. Handsome autograph inscription from Lucien Rebatet to Henri Béraud and his wife Germaine.Spine skillfully repaired, a few light spots to endpapers. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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