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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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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        Liriche scelte da "I colloqui".

      Mardersteig,, Verona, 1954 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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        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

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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

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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)

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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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        The Lord of the Rings - An Excellent 3-Volume First Edition Set - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin 1954 - A lovely fresh, First Edition set of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, comprising The Fellowship of the Ring (fourteenth impression, 1965), The Two Towers (eleventh impression, 1965) and The Return of the King (eleventh impression, 1965). A uniform and harmonious set, not a marriage of odd volumes. All three books are Fine, firmly bound in very clean and sharp red cloth, with unfaded red publisher topstains, and very bright, crisp and clean, with superb fold-out maps. Volumes one and two both have the briefest inscription to the ffep (‘Happy birthday 1965 / Margaret’) while volume three has some very light, sporadic spotting to the fore-edge of the page block. The unclipped dustwrappers (each stating ‘25s net’, and each bearing the correct printing statement) are Near Fine: crisp and clean with bright, unfaded lettering; a little toning to the spines and the very occasional minor mark; a tiny nick to the head of the rear spine fold of the Fellowship, otherwise excellent. The dustwrappers are presented in removable, archival-quality Brodart protective covers. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Postage within the United Kingdom is free; overseas shipping will require an additional shipping charge (to cost). All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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".

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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Horse and His Boy

      Bles, London 1954 - HARDBACK - A very good or better book with no previous owner names or inscriptions inside. There is a touch of foxing to the page block, but internally, the pages are clean and fresh. The boards are free of any fading or ghosting to the spine. The dust wrapper is a very good example with some fading to the spine. No chipping to the wrapper, but there is light nibbling to the spine tips, also a small closed tear to the front panel. Correctly priced at 10s.6d.net. A very presentable copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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