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        The Tasking.

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

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

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

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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New Directions, New York 1954 - First edition, limited issue. Tiny cracks on the paper over the rear hinge else very near fine in a moderately soiled, very good slipcase. Number 63 of 100 numbered copies. Signed by the author. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Collection of several thousand coats of arms that were cut out of other publications and ordered according to the subject, bound in 12 books.

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

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        A Primer of Freudian Psychology A Mentor Book

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

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        Revue]. LES LEVRES NUES

      Directeur Marcel Mariën, Bruxelles - COLLECTION COMPLETE de la première série : du numéro 1, avril 1954 au numéro 10-12, septembre 1958 et numéro hors-série, été 1960. 10 volumes in-8, agrafé ou broché, couvertures illustrées, et in-4 en feuilles. Textes de Paul Nougé, André Souris, Marcel Mariën, André de Rache, Gilbert Senecaut, Guy-Ernest Debord, Michèle Bernstein, Gil J. Wolman ¿ Illustrations de Jane Graverol, Léo Dhomen, Paul Bourgoignie ¿ et photographies détournées anonymes. Le texte de Mariën Théorie de la révolution moniale immédiate occupe une grande partie du dernier numéro. Terminant cette première série de la revue, numéro de 8 pages au format 32 x 24,5 cm titré L'IMITATION DU CINEMA : textes de Marcel Marien, André Souris, Serge Treblich illustré de photos de Léo Dhomen. Joints trois prospectus pour les numéros 1, 3 et 9. >Une seconde série paraîtra entre 1969 et 1975. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Eis São Paulo: Uma Obra Realizada e Editada no Ano de 1954, Ano da Comemoração do IV Centenário de Fundação da Cidade de São Paulo

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

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

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

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

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Photograph Signed 'Wallis Duchess of Windsor' and inscribed 'To Freddie' (Duchess of, Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, Wife of Edward VIII)

      1954 - (her Chef) who is standing next to her, on her other side she has the Captain and the maître d', 7" x 5", framed in a blue leather presentation frame, no place, no date but circa This unpublished candid image, shows the Duchess on board a US Liner in 1954 with The Blue Riband Trophy. The Blue Riband was a trophy awarded to the fastest liner to cross the Atlantic. The United States Liner was the winner of this trophy. Provenance, from Freddie's family. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        journal litteraire

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

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        Horton Hears a Who!

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

      [Bookseller: Jefferson Street Books]
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        CUT ME IN

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops [with] The Supplement to A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops and A Selection of 1,000 Tops under 2,500 Feet.

      1954 - [?Giffnock]: The Darien Press Ltd. Edinburgh for W.M. Docharty, Esq., December 1954-December 1962. 4to (248 x 178mm), 3 volumes. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, dustwrappers; pp. Selection: [1]-124, [2 (section-title, verso blank)]; Supplement I: [1]-208; Supplement II: [209-]259, [1 (blank)], [2 (section-title, verso blank)]; frontispieces, 9 folding panoramas to vol. I, 29 plates and 18 folding panoramas to Supplement, 4 additional plates to fold-ins of dustwrappers to Supplement; minor wear to wrapper of vol. I, else a very good set; provenance: each volume inscribed by the author to Miss Marion Lightbody. First edition. The first volume of this set contains tables and panoramas of British and Irish mountains. The Supplement, in two volumes, contains further tables in the first volume together with in its second volume and Epilogue and photographic views taken in the Alps. ACLC 1982 p. 92; Neate D34 & 35; Meckly A Bibliography of Privately Printed Mountaineering Books A Revision (AJ vol.96, 340, p. 199). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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

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

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

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

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Kattigara]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        PLAYBOY VOLUME 1, NO 6, MAY 1954

      Playboy 1954 - GOOD+. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by science fiction authors William F. Nolan (p.3) and Ray Bradbury (p.19, in listing image). illustrated wraps, bagged for protection with a stiff backing board, approx. 8.5'' x 11'', small chips to covers near spine and edges, yellowing pages, some small closed tears to page edges, rub wear to exterior spine, light wear otherwise, no loose or missing pages. Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com Orders shipped via USPS. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Once Read Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        Siddhartha - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Vision and Peter Owen 1954 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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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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        The Star Beast

      Scribners, NY 1954 - Near Fine/ VG+. Part of the very collectible Heinelin "Juvenile" series. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („John").

      London, 31. März 1954. - 2 SS. Kl.-8vo. Mit Briefkopf der „Tate Gallery". An „Dear Stephen", wegen der Vertragsbedingungen für eine Aufführungsreihe der Borovensky Company: „[.] I think in your agreement with them it should be made quite clear that these arrangements & performances are 1. Only for performances by the Borovensky company & none other: and that they may in no way part with their rights, films, or anything. 2. The contract stipulates for 60 performances. Would it be possible to make the contract for only these 60 - & further performances to be subject for further permission [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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