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      Houghton - Mifflin, 1954. "One Ring to rule them all,                                      One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them"* * *    THE LORD OF THE RINGS     * * *                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           comprising  THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Houghton-Mifflin,  1954,  THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton-Mifflin, 1955 & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1956, first American editions (as well as first printings), THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is vg in like pictorial dw with some shallow chipping to the dw spine extremities, a bit of dulling to the gold-gilt lettering, upper front fore edge corner tip gently bumped, a very faint moisture stain to the lower front fore edge area of the front cover, more obviously so to the lower fore edges of the f.p.d. & f.e.p. as well as the next two leaves then just about disappearing altogether and faintly noticeable at the b.p.e.'s; THE TWO TOWERS is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dw with a small faint moisture stain to the lower rear fore edge corner tip which is likewise evident on the dw as well; THE RETURN OF THE KING is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dw. Still a nice and most collectable set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature.

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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        A Murder in Paradise

      New York: Rinehart and Company. (1954). First. First edition. Bottom corners a tiny bit bumped, still easily fine in fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy of this very uncommon true crime account of a brutal and shocking murder in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Future Indefinite.

      8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little chipping and creasing to wrapper otherwise a very good copy preserved in custom-made morocco backed fall-down-back box. First US edition, inscribed by Coward: "For Darling Lang Syne with my love as always. Noel". We presume that this is a later inscription to actor Robert Lang who starred in Coward's own production of Hay Fever in 1964.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        LA MEGLIO GIOVENTU'. Poesie friulane.

      Firenze, Sansoni, 1954. In-8 p., brossura orig., pp. 155. "Prima edizione". Volume della Collana “Biblioteca di Paragone”, n. 15. Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 651: “Raccolta delle poesie in dialetto. Testo italiano dell'Autore a pié di pagina. Rifiutato da Guanda. Non comune e molto ricercato”. Lievem. ingiallito per la qualità della carta, altrim. esemplare ben conservato, con dedica autografa del poeta a “G.B. Angioletti, piccolo segno del / gran bene che gli voglio, / Pier Paolo Pasolini / Firenze, 29 luglio 1954”.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        12 Vol. des Ouvres illustrées de Sacha Guitry Quatre Ans d?occupations (2 T.) Lucien Guitry La Poison La vie d?un Honnête homme les desseins de la providence la Maladie et les Médecins O mon Bel inconnu 60 jours de prison Châteaux en Espagne Et puis voici des vers quadrille.

      1954 - A Paris Raoul Solar 1954 12 vol. in-8 (170x215) demi-chagrin rouge à coins dos à nerfs Tête et titres dorés tiré à 2985 ex sur vélin d?Annonay filigrané 200 pp. environ par volume nombreuses illustrations n&b hors-texte EXEMPLAIRE A L'ETAT DU NEUF [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: NADINE LIVRES]
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      Lithography in colour (Very Good, soft folds) 100 x 70 cm (39.8 x 27.6 inches). - Beograd: Jugoštampa [1954]. An unusual large poster was printed in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1954 to encourage children to collect bones from kitchens and selling them to facories for glue, in order to earn money for vacation. After WWII the children of Yugoslavia were asked to participate in all possible ways in the growth of industry in their free time. At the same time had work, as well as sports, kept them on the straight and narrow in the years aftet the war. Children and youth were participating in collecting recyclable materials, building roads and rebuilding houses etc. As a reward they received free vacation, membership in sport clubs and invitations to events.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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      - Affiche originale imprimée en lithographie par Mourlot en 1954 Ref. "les affiches de Chagall" n°79 - Mourlot Format : 71 x 41 cm Tirage à 750 exemplaires avec le texte

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc, 1954. Hardcover. Good. Original navy cloth with gilt spine lettering. First edition, sixteenth printing. Good, with areas of discoloration to cloth, light edge wear to cloth, foxing to edge of page block and toning to end sheets. In a Good sixteenth printing dust jacket, with creases and tears repaired with tape to both recto and verso, rubbing, soiling and wear at the folds. An early printing of the A.A. cornerstone in its uncommon jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Sports Illustrated, vol. I, no. I.

      New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Pictorial wrappers. Small semi-circular abrasion to front cover and light edgewear. A very good copy. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Complete, and featuring 6 pp. TOPPS baseball card fold-out of such players as Willie Mays, Wally Moon, Vern Law, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Bob Turley, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Ted Kluszewski, Larry Doby, Eddie Mathews, et. al.

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        Sports Illustrated. First Issue. Volume One, Number One

      New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1954]. First U.K. edition. A near fine copy, title page is a cancel, possibly U.S. edition sheets, some spotting to edges, top edge dust soiled, in a very good dust jacket, rubbing to edges, some shelf wear with creasing along upper edge, closed tear to lower front left corner, rubbing to spine ends. (9812). Octavo, boards. Author's first novel. Signed inscription by Finney on the title page "Best wishes-/ -- from/ Jack Finney". Made into a film noir in 1955 directed by Phil Karlson, with Guy Madison, Kim Novak and Brian Keith.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Ansicht von St. Peter in Rom, 1954

      - Technik: Aquarell auf Leinwand auf Karton. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert und datiert: "Kruck 54", verso Atelierstempel. Grösse: 25 x 34,4 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Impressionistischer Blick über den Petersplatz in Rom auf die von Carlo Maderno entworfene Ostfassade des Petersdomes und die mächtige, von Michelangelo Buonarotti geplante Kuppel. Seitlich sind die Bauten des Vatikans und des Papstpalastesc zu erkennen. Mittig ragt der große antike Obelisk empor, der 1585 vom Zirkus des Nero hierher gebracht wurde. Die kunstvollen Farbverläufe in kräftigen Farbtönen sind typisch für den Künstler, der vor allem Landschaften und Architektur in Italien studierte und im Aquarell festhielt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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      Philadelphia: The Chamberlain Press, Inc., 1954. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A sharp, brilliant copy. (17147). Octavo, cloth. Signed by Matheson on the title page. The author's first book, a collection of seventeen stories with introduction by Robert Bloch. "...the best of this author's early work..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-119. Approximately 650 copies of this book were distributed prior to a flood that destroyed most of the unsold bound copies and later warehouse fire that destroyed the remaining unbound sheets. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-719. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1125.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Searchers

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1954). Later printing of the Harper and Brothers' edition with a label tipped to the front fly indicating that this is a presentation issue, specially Signed by the author, from the Popular Library, Inc., which planned to issue a paperback edition. Laid in is a letter from the paperback publisher presenting the book. Fine in near fine, spine-faded dustwrapper. An unusual issue of the western classic, basis for the important John Ford-directed film featuring John Wayne and Natalie Wood, one of the defining films of the genre. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1954. Seventh Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Very good+ hardcover in very good, bright dust jacket with light edgewear. Pages clean and unmarked; corners slightly bumped. xv, 896 pages. 7th printing (no date but has ISBN). Garrison-Morton's Medical Bibliography 4914.2 [1st ed].

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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      N.p. [Luton, Beds.]: Dragon Publications Limited, n.d. [1954]. First edition. A very good copy, offset to free end papers, some light dust soiling to top edge, some sun fade to cloth at upper and lower spine left corners, in a very good dust jacket, some mild rubbing, chipping to front right corners, lower front panel at spine, spine ends at left corners, dust soiling to rear panels. Scarce in the dust jacket. (11637). Octavo, cloth. Novel based on the 1954 Universal film. The Gill-Man became an iconic figure for Universal films.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Engineering Cybernetics

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1954. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/VG + DJ. 1st Printing 289 Pp. Blue Cloth Stamped In Silver. Analysis And Formulas Throughout. The Only Book Published By This Author In The Us. During The 1940S Qian Was One Of The Founders Of The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Including Early Experiments In The Arroyo Seco. During The Second Red Scare Of The 1950S, The United States Government Accused Qian Of Having Communist Sympathies, And He Was Stripped Of His Security Clearance[3] In 1950. Qian Then Decided To Return To China, But Instead Was Detained At Terminal Island Near Los Angeles. After Spending 5 Years Under Virtual House Arrest, Qian Was Released In 1955, In Exchange For The Repatriation Of American Pilots Captured During The Korean War. Notified By U.S. Authorities That He Was Free To Go, Qian Immediately Arranged His Departure, Leaving For China In September 1955, On The Passenger Liner Ss President Cleveland Of American President Lines, Via Hong Kong.[6] He Returned To Lead The Chinese Rocket Program, And Became Known As The "Father Of Chinese Rocketry" (Or "King Of Rocketry"). He Is The Cousin Of The Mechanical Engineer Hsue-Chu Tsien, And His Nephew Is The 2008 Nobel Prize In Chemistry Winner Roger Y. Tsien. Asteroid 3763 Qianxuesen And The Ill-Fated Space Ship Tsien In The Science Fiction Novel 2010: Odyssey Two Are Named After Him. A Near Fine Book. Dj Price Clipped, 1/16" To 1/8" Chipping Across Top Of Spine, Which Is A Little Sunned.

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. First edition. A touch of rubbing to boards edges, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some light edge rubbing and mild shelf wear to spine ends. (16887). Octavo, boards. Asimov's human detective and his robot partner solve a murder on a overpopulated future Earth where its human inhabitants live in underground hives, "a hectic, tenuously self-sustaining underworld machine of housing cells, factories, tunnels, and life-support mechanisms so intricate and interdependent that any impediment of its delicate rhythm would send the whole apparatus into fatal shock" (Berger, p. 31). The bureaucratized humans, afraid of the open air and too timid to go to the stars to solve their overpopulation problem, will perish, doomed by the strain on their complex life support systems. Asimov's first robot novel. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. "Asimov's tour de force ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 318-21. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.

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        The Opening of the Eyes. Edited by Agnes Z. Stapledon. With a preface by E. V. Rieu; [Together with] Two monograph letters.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1954 - 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 together with two signed autograph letters. 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". Bleiler pp. 470-471. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      - Affiche originale imprimée en lithographie par Mourlot en 1954 Ref. "les affiches de Chagall" n°51 - Mourlot Format : 86 x 56 cm Tirage à 2.000 exemplaires avec le texte

      [Bookseller: dominique besson]
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        On Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade. IN: Econometrica

      , 1954. 1954. First Edition . MCKENZIE, Lionel. ""On Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade and Other Competitive Systems."" IN: Econometrica, Volume 22, Number 2, pp. 147-61. Chicago: Waverly Press, April, 1954. Large octavo, original gray paper wrappers. $2200.First edition of McKenzie's compelling work on the existence of a competitive equilibrium, one of his greatest contributions to economics.""In our article of 1954 (Arrow & Debreu, 'Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy,' Econometrica, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 1954, pp. 265-90), Arrow and I cast a competitive economy in the form of a social system of the preceding type. The agents are the consumers, the producers, and a fictitious price-setter. An appropriate definition of the set of reactions of the price-setter to an excess demand vector makes the concept of equilibrium for that social system equivalent to the concept of competitive equilibrium for the original economy. In this manner a proof of existence, resting ultimately on Kakutani's theorem, was obtained for an equilibrium of an economy made up of interacting consumers and producers. In the early '50s, the time had undoubtedly come for solutions of the existence problem. In addition to the work of Arrow and me, begun independently and completed jointly, Lionel McKenzie at Duke University proved the existence of a 'Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade and Other Competitive Systems' [1954], also using Kakutan's Theorem"" (Gerard Debreu, 'Economic theory in the mathematical mode,' Nobel Memorial Lecture, 8 December, 1983). ""Professor McKenzie's contributions were to 'high mathematical theory

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        Parade of Pleasure: a study of popular Iconography in the U.S.A,

      Derek Verschoyle, London. Hardcover. Derek Verschoyle, London, 1954. First edition. Tips bruised, boards showing, minor fray head and heal of spine, else very goo. No dust jacket. Inscribed presentation copy signed by the author. " with good wishes, Geoffrey Wagner.* . Very Good. 1954.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Schweizer-Archiv für Thierheilkunde. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft Schweizer. Thierärzte. Redigierte von Dr. A. Guillebeau, E. Zschokke, Dr. E. Wyssmann, Prof. A. Borgeaud, Prof. Dr. W. Frei, G. Giovanoli, Frau Grossenbacher, Prof. Dr. E. Hess, Dr. K. Schellenberg, Dr. H. Schwyter, M. Strebel u.v. Anderen.

      Zürich. Orell Füssli AG. 1842, 1883-1954. - 8°. Band 3 (neue Serie) 1842, Bände 25 - 96 (1833-1954). Halbleinenbände mit Pappdeckeln (Bibliothekseinbände) mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen und Original Leindenbände. Leicht berieben. Durchgehende Sammlung dieses Periodicas von 1883 bis 1954. - Das Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde (SAT) ist die älteste veterinärmedizinische Zeitschrift der Welt (gegründet 1816). Die Zeitschrift erscheint monatlich in deutsch und Französisch und erreicht die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte sowie weitere interessierte Kreise. Die Fach- und Verbandszeitschrift dient der Verbreitung des Veterinär-medizinischen Wissensund fördert die Attraktivität und das Ansehen der Tierärzteschaft. - Ursprünglich erschien die Zeitschrift unter dem Namen "Archiv für Thierheilkunde".

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Two Towers

      George Allen 1954 - First Edition. Price clipped dust jacket, light fading to the spine of the dust jacket, otherwise jacket is in excellent condition. Red cloth cover, binding is tight, name and address written on ffep, otherwise text is clean. Fold-put map is also attached and in excellent condition. Attractive copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brewster Books]
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        The Hobbit, UK, 6th Impression, SIGNED BY TOLKIEN

      Allen & Unwin 1954 - Allen & Unwin, 1954. 6th Impression. SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a cut signature affixed to title page. Condition: Good to Very Good. Good binding, crisp pages. Discoloration and spotting to text block. Dustjacket in good shape. A bit of wear, spotting to cover, and darkening to spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Fellowship of The Ring

      Houghton Mifflin 1954 - First Edition. Light spotting and edge wear to the dust jacket. Blue cloth cover, binding is tight, text is in excellent condition. One page is cut longer then the other pages. All points of a first printing are present: no price on dust jacket, bottom edge of Tolkien's photo on the back of the jacket is straight (and not a "V"), the letter "d" in the word "Frodo" is clipped on the 10th line of the rear jacket flap. Fold-put map is also attached and in excellent condition. Attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brewster Books]
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        WONDER WOMAN #67 comic book 1954-DC-Ferris wheel cover-Golden Age

      DC 1954 - -Ferris wheel cover. -Tiny spine split at bottom, Complete, no restoration. Condition: FN+

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        Garage à Paris. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1954 - 100 x 81 cm, Lwd. rückseitig min fleckig, Bild tadellos Unten links signiert und datiert. Rückseite handschriftliches Adressschild des Künstlers mit Titel: «Walter Meier, Lagerstr. 83, Zürich 4 - Garage à Paris. - Walter Meier (1921-1985) kam in der Nähe des Großmünsters zur Welt. Seine Mutter war italienischer Abstammung. Die Maisschnitten der Mutter und ihre Tauben hatte er seiner Lebtag nie vergessen. Er wollte nach der Schulzeit Schauspieler werden, musste zuerst jedoch einen richtigen Beruf erlernen und machte eine Kaufmännische Lehre. Im Welschland an der Abendhandelsschule in Le Locle stellte er fest, dass er Maler werden wollte. Er machte eine Ausbildung an der École des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds und in Paris. Bald erhielt er Stipendien vom Bund und der Stadt Zürich. Er konnte aber nicht von der Malerei leben und musste jahrelang seinen Lebensunterhalt in einer Zürcher Pharma-Firma verdienen. Nach seiner frühzeitigen Pensionierung malte er fast nur noch. Er war ein begeisterter Opernbesucher und ein auserlesener Feinschmecker. Meier lebte fast sein ganzes Leben in Zürich. 1981 zog er im Künstlerhaus Boswil ein, wo er in seinen letzten Jahren umsorgt und gepflegt wurde. Er wurde vor allem durch seine Provence-Landschaften bekannt.Meier war Mitglied der Gruppen Zinnober und Réveil. 5000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - nach 1945 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Passport

      OFFERING: An extraordinary specimen of Saul Steinberg's ode to New York with an elegant presentation for Paul Rand, memorializing their friendship. Two additions are laid-in: Of principal interest is a superb original pen & ink drawing by Paul Rand with a New York theme, composed of two juxtaposed parts done in black and white with red and green accents on a 161 x 215 mm sheet of ordinary copy paper. On the rear are three pen & ink notes on modern formalism in Paul Rand's clearest handwriting. Like his other private drawings done for pleasure, the drawing is unsigned and undated. Also laid-in is the stapled booklet with checklist for the first museum retrospective for Saul Steinberg, held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. CONDITION: Book: Very Good / Jacket: Good. Presentation: excellent, trace wear at top edge. / Original Drawings: Good. Scattered spots, vertical center fold line with slight soiling, all-over fingering, tips with trace wear, and gentle bottom corner crease. / Exhibition Booklet: Near Fine, wrappers at fore-edge lightly bowed. / Book: Pages: Excellent. / Boards: lower side with light soiling; crown and foot with light bump. / Binding: solid and reliable. / Front Endpapers: toning in gutter. Rear Endpapers: Very Good. / Jacket: Upper side: slight corner wear, light soiling, top edge with crease and tiny chip: Lower side: some soiling, residue near head, top and bottom edges with slight wear; spine with slight crown and foot wear. PAGINATION: Complete; unnumbered but 224 pages with 350 drawings selected from 1949-54 works, (240 published for the first time), some double-page, some with color, one in sepia, and featuring several remarkable mixed media works with reworked photographs. FORMAT: Publisher's putty cloth, upper side stamped with a Steinberg black line drawing and the pictorial jacket with different Steinberg works reproduced in color on each side, book quarto sewn with endpapers reproducing a Steinberg color drawing. SIZE: 311 x 233 mm. BOOKLET (1978): color reproduction of "Dancing Couple" on the wrappers' upper side; 15 pages with introduction by Harold Rosenberg and 257 items checklist. PAUL RAND DRAWING: While both parts have their own visual syntax, they share a method of using juxtaposition as a narrative technique, establishing a multiplicity of connections between the edges of the picture and the center. The 2nd part is rotated 90 degrees clockwise in the visual plane from the viewer, emphasizing that two very different worlds are portrayed. The first part is a world-out-of-dream, really, the mapping of a dream in which the dreamer, lying on a couch has his dream recorded and projected by an Alfred Hitchcock head using an optic device. The narrative in the dream is sexual dichotomy and includes the Edenic metaphor of the apple. The further the distance from the dreamer, the freer the images become. The second part is a view of the world of commerce and requires the viewer to turn towards it. Unlike the first part, the drawing of the world of commerce can be viewed from 3 sides, signified by a staring figure or head at 3 of the corners. The composition roots itself in position and direction, a number series, 1,2,3,4, a compass, a figure pointing to an automobile leaving the picture frame, atlas repeated twice, the number 2 repeated 5 times along 2 diagonals, headed by the number 5. The commerce drawing is an urban geography: automobiles move past and through the frame: an advertisement for Starkist Tuna appears like a billboard. At the center of the sheet is the only shared imagery, the word-Acquavella, e.g. Acquavella Galleries in New York City (est. 1921); the art gallery as an intersection or convergence of commerce and dream. The 'mental geographies', full of space and incident, are the work of a brilliant mature artist and beautifully complement Saul Steinberg's "Passport" drawings. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 - UK First Edition, First Printing (Rupert Hart-Davis 1954). A fine book in a very good unfaded dust wrapper that has not been price-clipped. Dust jacket has several small pinholes here and there. Crease to spine and a little rubbing to the corners. An excellent copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 6000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - nach 1945 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le deuil des Névons. Orné d'une gravure par Louis Fernandez et suivi de Horoscope d'un poète par Yves de Bayser.

      - Le Cormier, 1954. In-8, n.p., broché, couverture rempliée. Edition originale, tirage à 180 exemplaires numérotés, ici un des 150 Rives (n° 11, après 30 Arches). Complet de l'eau-forte signée de Fernandez. ENVOI autographe signé à Marie-Louise Roux (1935-2010), fille d'amis intimes de Char : "Pour ma grande amie Momo Roux, la joie des Névons". Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1955 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-842. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 16. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1417-23. Boards lightly rubbed, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and front corner tips. This book is uncommon in nice condition. (#111939)

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        Danske Stole - Danish Chairs

      Høst & Søst Forlag, Copenhagen, 1954. 23,5 x 21,5 cm ; kart. Paperbackausgabe, Text in dänischer und in englischer Sprache, 95 Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen Fotos. Gutes Exemplar (good Condition). jpwRegal-HH Versand D: 4,60 EUR Dänische Möbel , Stühle ; 50er Jahre

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        THE GEORGE ELIOT LETTERS Complete Set of 7 Volumes

      Oxford University Press 1954 - ***7 VOLUME SET*** All VG+ hardbacks in VG+ dustwrappers. Vol.s 1-3 date 1954, Vols. 4-7 dated 1956. Oxford University press, First Editions. Red boards in yellow wrappers. Neat Bookplate 'From the library of Una Hobson' to front endpapers. Vols.1, 2 &3 have hint of sunning to spines of boards & wrappers, slightly more sunned on other volumes and vol.7 also has minor sunning along top front edge. Vol.4 has a couple of tiny nicks to head & tail of spine with small neat tape to underside at these points. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Simplicissimus 557 Orig. Ausgaben (alle Jahrgänge)

      München, 1954-1967., 1954. 0. 2. 557 lose Einzelhefte, jedes mit Orig.-Umschlag und durchgehend teils farbig illustriert. Die Hefte sind nach Jahrgängen geordnet, 5 (von 11). Folgende Jahrgänge und Hefte sind vorhanden: Jahrgang 1954: KOMPLETT (12 Ausgaben) Erste Publikation. Jahrgang 1955: KOMPLETT (53 Ausgaben. Jahrgang 1956: 49/52 Ausgaben (es fehlen nr. 12, 20, 30). Jahrgang 1957: 49/52 Ausgaben (Es fehlen nr. 19, 20, 24). Jahrgang 1958: 50/52 Ausgaben (es fehlen nr. 4, 11). Jahrgang 1959. 51/52 Ausgaben (es fehlt nr. 41). Jahrgang 1960: KOMPLETT (52 Ausgaben). Jahrgang 1961: KOMPLETT (53 Ausgaben). Jahrgang 1962: 51/52 Ausgaben (es fehlt nr. 41). Jahrgang 1963: KOMPLETT (52 Ausgaben). Jahrgang 1964: KOMPLETT (26 Ausgaben). Erschien ab 1964 alle 2 Wochen. Jahrgang 1965: 25/26 Ausgaben (es fehlt nr. 13). Jahrgang 1966: 22/26 Ausgaben (es fehlt nr. 8, 9, 10, 11). Jahrgang 1967: KOMPLETT (12 Ausgaben) Letzte Publikation Juni 1967. Insgesamt 557 von 572 Ausgaben - Der von Albert Langen und Thomas Theodor Heine 1896 begründetet Simplicissimus ist wohl die prominenteste deutsche politisch-satirische Wochenzeitschrift. Von 1954 bis 1967 erschien der Simplicissimus in München unter dem Verleger und Herausgeber Olaf Iversen - bis Nr. 37/1959 mit dem Zusatz "Herausgegeben von Olaf Iversen", ab Nr. 39/1957, nach Iversens Tod, mit dem Zusatz "Neubegründet von Olaf Iversen". In diesem Zeitraum, aus dem die hier vorliegenden Hefte stammen, finden sich u.a. Zeichnungen von A. Paul Weber, Manfred Oesterle, Josef Sauer, H. M. Brockmann, H. E. Köhler, Rudolf Kriesch, Kurt Heiligenstaedt, Fritz Fischer, Wigg Siegl, Franziska Bilek, Walter Schnackenberg. Die Hefte größtenteils tadellos erhalten.

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        Sports Illustrated, vol. I, no. I.

      New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Pictorial wrappers. Small semi-circular abrasion to front cover and light edgewear. A very good copy. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Complete, and featuring 6 pp. TOPPS baseball card fold-out of such players as Willie Mays, Wally Moon, Vern Law, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Bob Turley, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Ted Kluszewski, Larry Doby, Eddie Mathews, et. al.

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        Sports Illustrated. First Issue. Volume One, Number One

      New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. First edition of the first issue of the magazine. Illustrated. 144 pp. 1 vols. 4to. 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. 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.

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        The Holkam Bible Picture Book. Introduction and Commentary by W.O. Hassall. [Foreword by the Earl of Leicester]

      London: The Dropmore Press, 1954. First trade edition, preceded by 100 numbered copies. 84 collotype plates (8 colored). vii, [3], 191, [3] pp. Printed in 14 point Monotype Walbaum on Arnold & Foster mould-made vellum, by Oxford University Press. With prospectus. 1 vols. Small Folio. Half red niger morocco and blindstamped parchement covers. Fine. First trade edition, preceded by 100 numbered copies. 84 collotype plates (8 colored). vii, [3], 191, [3] pp. Printed in 14 point Monotype Walbaum on Arnold & Foster mould-made vellum, by Oxford University Press. With prospectus. 1 vols. Small Folio. Complete facsimile of a c. 1325 "Bible En Image" with 235 picture stories, prepared for a 14th century block-book. Inscribed and with an ALS from Hassall to A.H. Carder, one of the printers of the book.

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        Ideas And Opinions (First Edition In Dust Jacket)

      New York: Crown Publishers, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Good DJ. 1st Printing 377 Pp. Grey Cloth, Gilt On Red Title Block. First Printing, Book 1 1/2" Thick, Thicker Than Otherwise Identical Later Issues, No Additional Printing Noted, Original $4.00 Price In Pencil On Front Free Endpaper. In The Original Dj Priced $4.00 And With Appropriate Spine And Flap Folds For This Thicker Printing. Book Would Be Near Fine But Some Fraying Along Bottom Edge Of Spine, No Other Fraying And Just A Touch Of Wear At Corners. Dj With Small Chips At Corners, 1" Deep X 1/2" Chip At Upper Right Corner Of Front Panel, 1 1/2" V-Chip At Bottom Of Rear Panel, No Fading (Spine Lettering Still Yellow), No Stains Or Marks. This Edition Extensively Reprinted In Several Different Bindings, But This First Issue Is Rare.

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