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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]

      [Bookseller: Camili BOOKS & TEA]
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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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        Shocking Life.

      E P Dutton & Co 1954. First edition., New York - Black cloth-bound hardback, with pink titles to cover and spine, shocking pink dust jacket. 255 pages. Frontispiece, 16 b&w and 3 colour hors-texte plates, tail-piece line drawings. 0.55kg. English. Near fine; very light rubbing at head and base of spine and forecorners; some light chipping to dust jacket at very head and base of spine, some light wear along folds, the occasional small nick to edges; a very well preserved copy, not price-clipped, no inscriptions. 'Rome, Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Dublin, Hollywood, Bahia, royalty, politicians, artists, models, authors, film stars, social beauties, industrial magnates, land- and sea-scapes of sunshine and dreams - and her private family and friends - such is the kaleidoscope of her pages under the glittering searchlight of her incisive memory. The ensemble is that rare creation, a book which boldly reveals to its readers the hopes and ambitions, the successes and failures, the loves and hates and inner struggles of the sensitive human soul of a great artist.' (from the blurb). With her own inimitable style, Elsa Schiaparelli provides an honest autobiography of her life and career. The book takes the reader into the heart of Schiaparelli's fashion house and introduces the many characters she lived amongst, including Lady Mendl, Greata Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, the Duchess of Windsor, Picasso, Berard, Dali, Anita Loos, Katherine Hepburn, and many more. The striking dust jacket is emblazoned with Schiaparelli's trademark Shocking Pink. Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'oncle Locamus ou Caroline chez les bourgeois

      First edition, one of 16 numbered copies on pur fil, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Grasset Paris 1954 14,5x19cm broché

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        The story of O: with A slave's revolt; an essay on The Story of O

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1954. 187p., text in English, colophon states "This First Edition/of The Story of O/was printed by/Imprimerie Richard,/Paris, in June 1954." Original purple wraps with star design framing on front cover, black titles, wear to folds and edges with mild splitting to covers at folds, otherwise a good first edition of the unauthorized English language translation published contemporaneously with the French edition. Grier B* (T?).

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        Under The Net

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1954. A near fine book without inscriptions with a little spotting to the top edge. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper with a little light loss to the top of the spine. Some light marks to the rear panel. Spine a little browned.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Under the Net. A Novel.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1954 - Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine rolled, ends of spine a little rubbed and dulled, spotting to edges, slight tape residue to free endpapers. A very good copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with faded and chipped spine panel. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        La Conquista Del K2 Seconda Cima Del Mondo

      xiii,250 pp. Octavo. Original blue cloth gilt stamped cloth. Folding black and white frontispiece. Old light blind stamp on the title page. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. Large section of black and white at the rear and a section of colour images. Four maps including one folding. Dust wrapper shows minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine and light soiling. A very good copy.This is the standard history documenting the first ascent of K2 by the expedition leader Desio. This is the first Italian edition which came out two years earlier than the first English language edition. The quality of the production is superior to the English language edition having more illustrations and a section in colour as well. Although not a rare book this copy is signed by the two first summiters Compagnoni and Lacedelli. Unlike the members of the 1953 Everest team who did many public signings Lacedelli and Compagnoni did not and there signatures especially together are very scarce especially in the true first edition.

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        SURREALISTISCHE PUBLIKATIONEN

      Verlag Josef Haid, 1950 - Editions surréallistes [sic], 1954. Directeurs Edgar Jené et Max Hölzer, Klagenfurt - Paris - Collection complète de cette revue autrichienne qui ne connut que deux livraison, la seconde publiée en France. Textes d'André Breton, Pierre Mabille, Benjamin Péret, Gelu Naum, Virgil Teodorescu, Antonin Artaud, Max Hölzer , Julien Gracq, Paul Celan . Illustrations et reproductions d'oeuvres de Toyen, Victor Brauner, Enrico Donati, Max Ernst, Edgar Jené, Yves Tangy . Sur le premier numéro,ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé et daté 1953 de Max Hölzer « A Toyen Peintre Poète . ». Ce volume est tamponné du D de la bibliothèque Doucet, surchargé du cachet «annulation d'estampille pour annulation de la vente ». >Les 2 volumes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        San Zacharia, Venedig. Oel auf Karton. .

      1954 21 x 29 cm, 34 x 41 cm, gerahmt., Etwas gedunkelt, tadell. Unten rechts signiert. ebenso auf Rückseite voll signiert. - Fries. Willy (1907 Wattwil (SG). +18.7.1980 Wattwil (SG). Maler. Zeichner und Grafiker. Wandbild. Glasfenster. Zeichnung. Holzschnitt und Illustration. Der im ländlichen Wattwil aufgewachsene Willy Fries bricht 1929 sein Studium der Kunst- und Literaturwissenschaft an der Universität Zürich auf Anraten von Heinrich Wölfflin zugunsten einer Laufbahn als freier Künstler ab. In Paris kurzzeitig an den Académies Scandinave und Grande Chaumière sowie in den Ateliers von Fernand Léger und Amédée Ozenfant. 1930-34 weitere Ausbildung an der Universität und der Akademie in Berlin sowie Anschluss an den Kreis der bekennenden Kirche um Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Studienreisen nach Italien. Frankreich. Holland und Flandern. 1935 zwingt ihn ein Skiunfall zum Verbleib in Wattwil. Dort entsteht mit dem Gemäldezyklus Die Passion (1936-1944. Köln-Marienburg. Garnisonskirche). der die Leidensgeschichte Christi in der damaligen Gegenwart und mit dem Toggenburg als Kulisse schildert. in den folgenden Jahren sein Schlüsselwerk. 1939 Heirat mit der Pfarrerstochter Dorothea Wieser und endgültige Niederlassung in Wattwil. Fries entwickelt sich zu einem vielbeschäftigten Künstler. der zahlreiche Fresken und Glasfenster für Kirchen. Spitäler und Gemeinschaftsräume vorwiegend in der Ostschweiz. aber auch in Berlin. Bonn und Seifhennersdorf entwirft. Mit der Passion und weiteren Gemäldezyklen wie Christ ist geboren (1944-49). einer Schilderung der Weihnachtsgeschichte vor den Ruinen der zerbombten Stadt München. findet er im Kontext zeitgenössischer religiöser Malerei in der Nachkriegszeit starke Beachtung und wird mit Einzelausstellungen in der Schweiz. in Deutschland und Frankreich geehrt. Die filmische Umsetzung der Passion in eigener Regie unter dem Titel Gib uns Frieden wird 1962 mit dem Anerkennungspreis der Interfilmtagung in Brüssel prämiert und von zahlreichen Fernsehstationen gesendet. 1964 Gesamtausstellung im Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Auszeichnung mit dem Rembrandt-Preis in Salzburg 1970. Für seine Bemühungen um die Darstellung des Evangeliums in der Malerei wird er 1972 mit dem Doktor honoris causa der theologischen Fakultät der Universität Bern geehrt. 1977 Jubiläumsausstellung in den beiden Kirchen von Wattwil. Die vom Künstler in seinem Todesjahr gegründete Stiftung veranstaltet 1982 in St. Gallen sowie 1987 in Hamburg und Berlin Gedächtnisausstellungen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - nach 1945

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        Prelude to Space

      NY Gnome Press 1954, 1954. First Edition Thus. Blue Boards. Fine Book, As New/Fine Dust Jacket, as New. Signed by Arthur C. Clarke. 191 Pp. Blue Boards Lettered In Yellow. First Hard Cover Am. Ed. (With Textual Changes From Earlier Paperback And Uk Hardcover Editions), "First Edition" Stated, First State Binding. As New, Crisp, No Rubbing At All Anywhere, Spine Ends Hard And Untouched. Dj As New. Book And Dj Protected By A Heavy Plastic Protector Which Prevented Rubbing Along Lower Edge Of Boards; Tape Fastening The Dj Protector Folds [Not On Book Or Dj] Which Has Left A Little Offsetting To Free Endpapers.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE STAR BEAST

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1954].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The youthful hero has an alien 'pet' called Lummox, and this creature turns out to be a great deal more important than anyone suspects. It becomes the cause of a diplomatic incident when a spacecraft arrives to reclaim its own. A wholly delightful novel for teenagers ... Funny and inventive: one of Heinlein's best books from his best period." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (printed price clipped and new "$2.75" price ink-stamped on upper front flap) with a touch of wear at the upper right front corner tip. (#155354)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First edition, first issue, first state, 8vo, 240 pp. Contemporary signature to fly leaf. Original black cloth, small stain to the foot of the lower cover, d.w. with some loss to the spine ends and corners occasionally with small old repairs, lower wrapper browned. The dust wrapper is the first state, without the artist's credit added to the upper flap. Gilbert A2a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy First Edition The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy First Edition The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien George Allen & Unwin Second & First Impressions 1954. First editions, second impression, second impression and first impression published by George Allen and Unwin 1954, 1955 & 1956. All three copies with no inscriptions. Unmarked and unblemished throughout and with foldout maps present and untouched. VG+ copies all in original VG dust jackets, not price clipped and showing general wear. Further images on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Casino Royale

      Macmillan, NY 1954 - A VG+ copy with a hint of tanning to pages, in a good, price-clipped Dust Jacket missing several chips and with some closed tears. The most notable tear being to the rear panel which has been repaired with two 2-inch pieces of tape. The first James Bond novel [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        The Opening of the Eyes.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1954. Edited by Agnes Z. Stapledon. With a preface by E. V. Rieu [together with two autograph letters]. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. Spine lightly faded; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, published posthumously. Presentation copy, inscribed by Agnes Stapledon, "Edward Frick, from Agnes Z. Stapledon, in memory of Olaf. January 1954". Edward Frick was an American architect based in Paris whom the Stapledons had visited in Paris, in August 1950, less than a month before Stapledon's death. Stapledon was at the time in the process of writing The Opening of the Eyes, a "partly autobiographical philosophical testament", which was left incomplete; he died of a heart attack on 6 September 1950 (ODNB). This copy has two related letters with it. The first from Olaf Stapledon to Frick is dated 3 September 1950, three days before his death, and discusses at length Hubert Benoit's Métaphysique et psychanalyse (1949), a copy of which Frick had given to Stapledon in Paris. Stapledon wrote to thank Frick, writing that it "is by far the most stimulating that I have come across for many months. It will certainly influence me much. And it comes at a time when I needed something of the sort to help me with the final stage of my own, very different book". The second letter is from Agnes Stapledon, dated 22 November 1950, breaking the news of Olaf's death to Frick. In it she discusses the letter from 3 September; "it was one of the last letters he wrote. Someday, if I may, I would very much like to read that letter". She also tells Frick of her intention to publish Stapledon's unfinished work, "I feel it is the most important thing I still have to do in my life to bring it to the publisher and to his public. It will be a long time I expect because I must search in his notebooks for all that remains".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sports Illustrated. First Issue. Volume One, Number One

      Sports Illustrated, New York 1954 - First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Complete, with 6 pp. TOPPS baseball card fold-out of such players as Willie Mays, Wally Moon, Vern Law, Duke Snider, Bob Turley, Robinson, Ted Williams, Ted Kusizewskiet, Ed Mathews, etc. Pictorial wrappers. Apart from some rather forceful pencil doodles on upper cover (the 'R' of SPORTS is outlined and a rectangle drawn around the date), with their indentations visible on the following three leaves, a very good copy Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition of the first issue of the magazine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Horse and his Boy

      Bles 1954 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Cakes and Ale

      London: William Heinemann, 1954. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. Signed limited edition; one of 1,000 copies signed by W. Somerset Maugham and illustrator Graham Sutherland. White and blue leather over boards, in publisher's slip case. Near Fine, with slight discoloration to white spine leather, light musty odor to pages. Title label on spine is bright and unworn. In Near Fine slip case with light shelf wear. With original lithograph and illustrations by Graham Sutherland.

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        Siddhartha - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Vision and Peter Owen, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Vision and Peter Owen in 1954. A very good+ book with a few small marks to the covers. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light restoration to the spine tips and corners. A very rare book in the elusive wrapper

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE SECRET OF SATURN'S RINGS

      Philadelphia, Toronto: John C. Winston, [1954]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine price clipped first printing dust jacket (twenty four titles listed on rear panel). A beautiful copy. (14116). Octavo, cover illustration by Alex Schomburg, cloth. The author's first book. Part of the popular Winston juvenile series published between 1952-1961, which introduced many young readers to science fiction.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE STARS ARE OURS!

      Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, [1954].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Norton's thirteenth book and third science fiction novel. "Well plotted, filled with incident, and skillfully written." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-819. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny closed tears at top and bottom edges of rear spine fold. Jacket art by Virgil Finlay. A sharp copy of this book. (#150161)

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        The Story of a Lifetime.

      Folio, original white sheepskin by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, lettered in gilt on spine with gilt block on upper board. Illustrated with wood engravings by Clifford Webb. A little light darkening and rubbing to spine otherwise a very good copy (without slipcase) First edition limited to 110 copies signed by the author, this number 57 of 100 copies printed for Subscribers. "An unorthodox account in great detail of the events in the life of Jesus between the Resurrection and the Ascension, as revealed to the author in what he claims to have been a vision. The character and message of Jesus are presented in all their nobility, but stripped of the miraculous element which has become unacceptable to some. I issued the book for waht it was - a pice of literature, containing moving passages and a sensational, yet to the author, uncannily convincing story. The format was folio, in proportions of about five high to three across, of which I was so fond; the engravings were very fine and powerful; the whole was bound on flexible cords in white alum-tanned sheepskin, with a gold device on the front of a crown of thorns and a scourge. Though I designed the book and published it, the author bore the whole of the very considerable expense of its production, and when this was spread over such a very limited edition it made each copy very costly" (Cock-a-Hoop).

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        MOVIMENTO OPERAIO n. 1 2 3 4 anno VI RIVISTA DI STORIA E BIBLIOGRAFIA

      G.G.FELTRINELLI, MILANO 1954 - ITALIANO Pagine a numerazione continua, nuova serie, 4 numeri, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi e con sporadica fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, brossure editoriali con fioritura, con usura ai bordi e con fascette editoriali, il quarto volume la mantiene all'interno ripiegata, hanno piccoli strappi e sono ingiallite da fioritura

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        Sub-Mariner #35-1954-Atlas Superhero-Rare-Marvel-Shark cover

      Atlas 1954 - -Rare 1950, Atlas Superhero comic book. SAL BRODSKY frogman cover. -Great Anti-Communist cover. -Shark cover! -Human Torch appears. -Gorgeous glossy cover with outstanding colors. Book is tight and flat, staples are tight, there is a tiny 1/4" split at top of spine. Condition: FN

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        Bekenntnisse des Hochstablers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren erster Teil (alles Erschienene).

      S.Fischer, Frankfurt 1954 - Frankfurt, S.Fischer, 1954. 441 S. OLdr. m. dopp. 2 farb. RSch., Kopfgoldschn. u. gold. Deckelsignet in Schuber. ( Rücken fleckig u. RSchild m. Abplatzungen, sonst gutes Exempl.). Nr. 206 v. 500 Exempl. d. Vorzugsausg., im Druckverm.v. Th.Mann signiert. Erweiterte Neufassung W./G. 130; Bürgin I,99A ; Potempa D 12.3.2. - anläßlich d. 80.Geburtages d. Dichters ersch. ( Rücken fleckig u. RSchild m. Abplatzungen, sonst gutes Exempl.). Nr. 206 v. 500 Exempl. d. Vorzugsausg., im Druckverm.v. Th.Mann signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Think and Grow Rich

      The Ralston Publishing Co, 1954. Neatly signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "Teaching for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the thirteen proven steps to riches." - subtitle. Reprint of the 1937 first edition. 301 pages. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Dark red boards handsomely adorned with gilt. Dust jacket not included. A wonderful copy of this self-help classic.

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        Think and grow rich: Teaching, for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the thirteen proven steps to riches / by Napoleon Hill

      Cleveland, OH: Ralston. Hardcover. B0008A2IJI Neatly signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "Teaching for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the thirteen proven steps to riches." - subtitle. Reprint of the 1937 first edition. 301 pages. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Dark red boards handsomely adorned with gilt. Dust jacket not included. A wonderful copy of this self-help classic. . Very Good. 1954. Reprint.

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        Think and Grow Rich

      The Ralston Publishing Co, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Reprint, Signed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, Neatly signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "Teaching for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the thirteen proven steps to riches." - subtitle. Reprint of the 1937 first edition. 301 pages. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Dark red boards handsomely adorned with gilt. Dust jacket not included. A wonderful copy of this self-help classic.

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        Lucky Jim

      Doubleday, New York 1954 - Nice brick colored cloth over boards with cream lettering on spine. Stated first edition. Spine head bumped. Previous owner's name on ffep. Very slight edgewear to boards. Unclipped jacket in mylar is chipped at spine ends and toned/lightly soiled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horton Hears a Who!

      Random House, 1954 A very good first printing in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Seuss with a drawing, on the back of the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A sparkling copy of the 1954 stated 1st printing. Immaculate and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 437 pgs. Also includes a custom-made box (with leather spine label) and folding chemise. The sharpest copy this bookseller has seen.

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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. 1939-1954. 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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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING BY THE RENOWNED ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR EDMUND DULAC, (Sold together with:) THE MASQUE OF COMUS, The Poem by John Milton With a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes with a Preface by Hubert Foss.

      The book published in Cambridge: At the University Press for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1954. Together two items. AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING, SIGNED by Dulac and reprinted as one of the illustrations for the publication of COMUS. With, a copy of the book itself, first edition thus from the L.E.C. in a printing of 1500 numbered copies. The painting is of a woman standing in field of flowers within the curve of a dragon?s tale. Behind her is a large tree laden with fruit and with additional floral and arboreal decorations in the background. The book contains the printed version of this work along with 5 other colourplates from original watercolours by Dulac. This was the last book to be illustrated by Dulac. With frame,16.5? 13.5? , the painting is now handsomely matted and presented in silver-leafed wooden frame. The book is in the publisher?s original parchment backed marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt and housed in the original black slipcase lettered in gilt. 58, [16]. The original painting in beautiful condition, very handsomely framed and presented, the book is a fine and bright copy, the slipcase only with very minor wear. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL PAINTING BY EDMUND DULAC. Dulac is considered one of the most original and prolific book illustrator?s of the first two decades of the 20th century. His name is often linked with Arthur Rackham, as they both produced illustrations for lavish gift books for children and adults which were of the highest quality and commercial success. Dulac, born a Frenchman, settled in England to build his artistic career. He quickly caught the eye of J.M Dent publishers and produced illustrations for an illustrated edition of Jane Eyre in 1905. But it was when he was discovered by Leicester Galleries that his career actually took off. They had been seeking another talented artist of the stature and appeal of Arthur Rackham for children?s gift book illustrations. At that time, children?s books were purchased by the wealthy as symbols of good taste and there was a huge market to be captured by a new, imaginative artist. Dulac was the perfect choice. Dulac offered a new sensibility to book illustration by his intense use of color, his Eastern atmosphere, his brightly jeweled patterns, and mystical themes. His work met with instant success and approbation. From 1907 with the publication of his magnificent Arabian Nights until 1914 with the issue of Sinbad the Sailor, he published an annual collection of outstanding watercolors for gift books for children. These books included: The Tempest in 1908, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1909, Sleeping Beauty in 1910, Stories from Hans Anderson in 1911, Bells and other Poems (Edgar Allan Poe) in 1912, and Princess Badoura in 1913. During the war years, when an understandable shift in publishing took place, he produced Princess Mary?s Gift Book, King Albert?s Books, Edmund Dulac?s Picture Book for the French Red Cross, and in 1916 Edmund Dulac?s Fairy Book. All of his books were highly praised and he became one of the most sought after illustrators in the world. Dulac as a young artist had been deeply inspired by William Morris, Walter Crane and Aubrey Beardsley. He had a spiritual temperament which developed throughout his life and was intensified by his exposure to Eastern mysticism. Much of his art was inspired by Persian miniatures in its use of bright, radiant colors, detailed patterns and asymmetrical compositions. He aimed to take his art out of the realm of representation and into a more subjective, mystical ?eternal? plane. He produced some of the most enduring works of beauty and transcendence during his artistic career, and continues to be appreciated and collected to this day. Dulac's illustrations conjure the mysterious atmosphere of the oriental text and transport the reader to a lyrical world of grace and beauty. ?The Arabian Nights gave Dulac an opportunity to indulge in his nocturnes; the the softness of the gleam of moonlight on stone, or on shadowy figures, and his use of ultramarine, indigo and Prussian blue, mingled with purples and violets, brought to the illustrations the calm and mystery of Eastern nights.?-Colin White Dulac's illustrations evoked the oriental atmosphere in a new and beautiful way and he treated each picture with a seriousness that brought him great praise, showing that he, like any fine easel painter could accomplish great art, even for use in the book arts. The book sealed his reputation and set him permanently on the long course of success he would enjoy throughout his career. The original painting offered here represents a rare opportunity to own one of the painter?s most accomplished pieces.

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        Windows [SIGNED]

      Chateau Noir, Aix-en-Provence: Privately published, 1954. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.5 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Slipcase: Handmade paper covered slipcase with light marking and staining. . Overall case condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Limited Edition No. 29 of 30 copies. Handprinted from the stone on Auvergne rag, with an original cover illustration signed by the artist. Handmaded paper covered casing with title printed to spine (boards slightly bowed). Original signed illustration by Cecil Michaelis enclosed in the original translucent paper protector. The book is constructed of loosely tied leaves within a couple of thicker blank sheets, a loose sheet of tissue is inserted between each printed page. Also signed by Michaelis to the limitation page. Excellent condition throughout. Cecil Michaelis was a South African artist, the son of mining magnate Sir Max Michaelis. He owned Rycote Park in Oxfordshire but spent most of his adult life in France. He also worked in glass, ceramics and sculture, and shortly after publishing this book he set up a studio in Aix-en-Provence with the ceramicist Jean Buffile. A very rare item, WorldCat locates only one other copy at Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 27

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