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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Prelude to Space

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

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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles and bird decorations to spine and front cover in red and blue, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine ends, small mark to front free endpaper; an excellent, bright copy in the price-clipped jacket with slight creasing and nicks to extremities, short closed tear to foot of rear panel. First edition, first printing, hardback issue. It was published simultaneously in wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE STAR BEAST

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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.

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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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        Provence.

      - Paris, Bernard Klein (Pierre Bouchet, J.J.J. Rigal, D. Jacomet), Aux dépens d'un amateur, 1954. In-folio en ff. libres, (8)-127-(3) pp., sous couverture estampée, chemise et étui. ENVOI autographe signé de Giono à Francis Barriera, "avec ma vivre, et fidèle et déjà ancienne amitié". Complet des 25 illustrations de Kisling (dont 12 hors-texte et la couverture, en couleurs), avec une SUITE de 14 planches en noir (la couverture et les 13 vignettes) sur Japon et des 3 illustrations non-utilisées sur Rives. (Tirage à 280 exemplaires, ici un des 175 sur Arches.) MANQUE le feuillet de justification. * 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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        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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        Sports Illustrated, vol. I, no. I.

      Sports Illustrated, New York 1954 - 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. Pictorial wrappers. Small semi-circular abrasion to front cover and light edgewear. 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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        CONGO BILL #1-1954-JANU THE JUNGLE BOY-GOLDEN GORILLA-VG VG

      DC 1954 - First issue, scarce early 1950's DC title. Glossy cover, had tape on spine, it came off, but leaves slight discoloration where it was. Spine split 4" down from top, still a nice tight copy. Condition: VG

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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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        The Horse and his Boy

      Bles 1954 - A first edition, first printing published by Bles in 1954. A very good+ book without inscriptions in a very good clipped wrapper with some erased small names to the front flap. A little fading to the spine and some wear to the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Siddhartha - in the first issue dust wrapper

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Story of a Lifetime.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        MOVIMENTO OPERAIO n. 1 2 3 4 anno VI RIVISTA DI STORIA E BIBLIOGRAFIA

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

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

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

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

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

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        Think and Grow Rich

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

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        Think and grow rich: Teaching, for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the thirteen proven steps to riches / by Napoleon Hill

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

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        Think and Grow Rich

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

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        SWEET THURSDAY ** SIGNED By the Author **

      Viking, NY 1954 - ***** This is the first edition, second printing (with "Second Printing June 1954" stated on the copyright page). ***** This book is SIGNED by the author (John Steinbeck) on the front endpage. ***** Nice hardcover with the original dust jacket. The dust jacket is the correct second issue jacket, with reviews on the back panel. ***** There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition, and NOT a former library book. The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped ($3.50). ***** CONDITION: The book is in NEAR FINE condition (with light foxing on the bottom and fore edges, and the dust jacket is in VERY GOOD (with several very small chips/slight edgewear, and with 1/4 inch chips at the top of the spine and along the top of the back panel). ***** We include new mylar (clear) dust jacket protectors with all books at no charge. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. ***** Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lucky Jim

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

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        Horton Hears a Who!

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

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        A Fable

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

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        HARMSWORTH TRUST LIBRARY. PART 1-35 (lacking no.14). With CATALOGUE OF BOOKS OMITTED OR RETURNED FROM PREVIOUS SALES (1954)|THE

      London: Sotheby & Co. 1939-1954. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Forming part of the renowned library of the late Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, BT., LL. D. (Blogie III, 116, 117, 118, 129, 130, 133). Auction of the library of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, 1939-1954. Includes English literature, prayer books, a collection of John Bunyan's works, and Americana. 10,260 lots. Some wrappers bent, lightly soiled or slightly torn. Catalogue for 14th part of auction missing. Supplemental catalogue of books omitted or returned from previous sales with 104 lots included. Very difficult to assemble as a set.

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

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

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        Windows [SIGNED]

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

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        L'été EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy. Handsome autograph inscription from Albert Camus to Maurice Blanchot : « avec l'amicale et très fidèle pensée d'Albert Camus ». Spine and covers slightly and marginally faded, with occasional spots. « Trois ans pour faire un livre, cinq lignes pour le ridiculiser - et les citations fausses. » La réception de L'Etranger par les critiques fut pour Camus une douloureuse déception. Dans son refuge du Panelier, Camus reçoit les "feuilletons" que lui envoie Pascal Pia avec quelques commentaires souvent désabusés comme sur l'article d'Henriot paru dans le Temps : « Je n'avais jamais douté qu'Henriot fut un con. Il a tenu à confirmer cette opinion. » A côté de quelques articles élogieux que Gallimard tient à souligner : « La critique a été absurde en effet. Pourtant il y a eu un bon article d'Arland dans Coemedia et un autre également favorable dans la NRF. » Mais ce sont là des articles "Maison" et d'ailleurs pas nécessairement brillants: « Et quelques réserves que l'on fasse à l'égard de cette pensée (...) l'important est que la position de M. Camus soit sincère... » Camus n'en est pas dupe: « La critique: médiocre en zone libre, excellente à Paris. Finalement tout repose sur des malentendus. » Aussi lorsque Pia lui envoie l'article de Blanchot paru durant l'été 1942 (et repris dans Faux-pas en 1943) il ajoute cette appréciation : « Je crois que c'est jusqu'ici, ce qu'on a écrit de plus intelligent sur votre livre. » L'intérêt que se portent les deux écrivains est immédiat. Dès le mois d'août 1942, Camus se fait envoyer les deux romans de Blanchot et leur consacre un paragraphe dans son carnet : « Thomas découvre la mort en lui qui préfigure son avenir. (...) Tout s'éclaire - mais de la lumière sans éclat qui baigne les asphodèles du séjour mortel. » A l'automne, Blanchot consacre à nouveau une longue analyse à Sisyphe : « le livre de M. Camus mérite d'être apprécié un peu mieux que comme un livre littérairement remarquable. »  Liés par une admiration mutuelle, Camus et Blanchot se rencontrent régulièrement au jury de la Pléiade ou aux comités de l'Arche et de Gallimard dont ils sont tous deux membres. Leurs parcours littéraires se font également parfois étrangement écho à l'instar de La Peste et du Très-Haut, « allégories politiques fondées sur le développement imaginaire d'une épidémie dans la cité », publiés à un an d'intervalle. En 1954, date de parution de L'Eté, Blanchot publie plusieurs analyses de l'œuvre de Camus, réflexions critiques parfois sévères, mais procédant toujours d'une lecture attentive et rigoureuse qui témoigne de la proximité intellectuelle des deux hommes. A la mort de Camus, Blanchot lui rendra un vibrant hommage (repris plus tard dans L'Amitié): « La mort qui a frappé Camus (...) nous a rendus, dans une part profonde de nous-mêmes, déjà mourants, nous avons senti combien nous étions heureux d'être [son] contemporain et de quelle manière traîtresse ce bonheur se trouvait à la fois révélé et obscurci, davantage encore : comme si le pouvoir d'être contemporains de nous-mêmes, en ce temps auquel nous appartenions avec [lui], se voyait soudain altéré gravement. » - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Maurice Blanchot : « avec l'amicale et très fidèle pensée d'Albert Camus ». Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement piqués et passés. « Trois ans pour faire un livre, cinq lignes pour le ridiculiser - et les citations fausses. » La réception de L'Etranger par les critiques fut pour Camus une douloureuse déception. Dans son refuge du Panelier, Camus reçoit les "feuilletons" que lui envoie Pascal Pia avec quelques commentaires souvent désabusés comme sur l'article d'Henriot paru dans le Temps : « Je n'avais jamais douté qu'Henriot fut un con. Il a tenu à confirmer cette opinion. » A côté de quelques articles élogieux que Gallimard tient à souligner : « La critique a été absurde en effet. Pourtant il y a eu un bon article d'Arland dans Coemedia et un autre également favorable dans la NRF. » Mais ce sont là des articles "Maison" et d'ailleurs pas nécessairement brillants: « Et quelques réserves que l'on fasse à l'égard de cette pensée (...) l'important est que la position de M. Camus soit sincère... » Camus n'en est pas dupe: « La critique: médiocre en zone libre, excellente à Paris. Finalement tout repose sur des malentendus. » Aussi lorsque Pia lui envoie l'article de Blanchot paru durant l'été 1942 (et repris dans Faux-pas en 1943) il ajoute cette appréciation : « Je crois que c'est jusqu'ici, ce qu'on a écrit de plus intelligent sur votre livre. » L'intérêt que se portent les deux écrivains est immédiat. Dès le mois d'août 1942, Camus se fait envoyer les deux romans de Blanchot et leur consacre un paragraphe dans son carnet : « Thomas découvre la mort en lui qui préfigure son avenir. (...) Tout s'éclaire - mais de la lumière sans éclat qui baigne les asphodèles du séjour mortel. » A l'automne, Blanchot consacre à nouveau une longue analyse à Sisyphe : « le livre de M. Camus mérite d'être apprécié un peu mieux que comme un livre littérairement remarquable. »  Liés par une admiration mutuelle, Camus et Blanchot se rencontrent régulièrement au jury de la Pléiade ou aux comités de l'Arche et de Gallimard dont ils sont tous deux membres. Leurs parcours littéraires se font également parfois étrangement écho à l'instar de La Peste et du Très-Haut, « allégories politiques fondées sur le développement imaginaire d'une épidémie dans la cité », publiés à un an d'intervalle. En 1954, date de parution de L'Eté, Blanchot publie plusieurs analyses de l'œuvre de Camus, réflexions critiques parfois sévères, mais procédant toujours d'une lecture attentive et rigoureuse qui témoigne de la proximité intellectuelle des deux hommes. A la mort de Camus, Blanchot lui rendra un vibrant hommage (repris plus tard dans L'Amitié): « La mort qui a frappé Camus (...) nous a rendus, dans une part profonde de nous-mêmes, déjà mourants, nous avons senti combien nous étions heureux d'être [son] contemporain et de quelle manière traîtresse ce bonheur se trouvait à la fois révélé et obscurci, davantage encore : comme si le pouvoir d'être contemporains de nous-mêmes, en ce temps auquel nous appartenions avec [lui], se voyait soudain altéré gravement. »

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        Cronache e altre poesie

      Milano: Schwarz, Dialoghi col Poeta , 1954. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Con tre disegni in nero di Giuseppe Migneco. 8vo. pp. 40. Molto Buono (Very Good). Copertina e pagine leggermente brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges). Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati. Opera prima dell'Autore.

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        Dionysos bei den Barbaren. Ein Reigen mit einem Vorspiel \"Die Flucht des Dionysos\". Handgeschriebenes, handgemaltes und signiertes Exemplar. (signiert und gewidmet vom Autor)

      Königswusterhausen, Merlin, 1954. Unikat: \"Dichterhandschriften der Merlin Presse: Opus 227\" 26 ungez., farbige, handgeschr. (unbeschnittene) Blätter in einem farbigen Or.-Umschlag, gehalten durch Kordelbindung. 4to. Mit 6zeiliger persönlicher Widmung an Hans Ludwig Geiger, signiert und datiert am 17. November 1961 sowie einem handgeschriebenen Brief vom Autor an Geiger. Beiliegend eine Fotokopie des Werkes vom Autor \"Leonardo\", sowie der handgeschriebenen Adresse des Autors in Berlin. Insges. sauber, Kanten minim. angestoßen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Madame De Pompadour.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Jean Jeffcoat with best wishes Nancy Mitford Paris 1954." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine and front panel. Cecil Beaton designed the dust jacket art. Uncommon signed. When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king, and had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones. History has loved her little better. Nancy Mitford's delightfully candid biography re-creates the spirit of eighteenth-century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery. We learn that the Queen was a "bore," the Dauphin a "prig," and see France increasingly overcome with class conflict. With a fiction writer's felicity, Mitford restores the royal mistress and celebrates her as a survivor, unsurpassed in "the art of living," who reigned as the most powerful woman in France for nearly twenty years.

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        LUCKY STARR AND THE OCEANS OF VENUS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. First edition. An about fine copy, free end paper and half title page show mark and staining from paper clip which held review slip attached in a very good plus dust jacket, shelf wear with minor chipping to head of spine panel, small closed tear to upper front panel, light rubbing to upper right corner, longish closed tear and creasing to rear panel with some rubbing to letter at upper rear panel. A respectable copy of an uncommon title. (8173). Octavo, cloth. Review slip from the New York Times Book Review laid in. Third in the Lucky Starr series. Jacket art by Richard Powers.

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        Fahrenheit 451 - with an unfaded spine

      Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1954. A very good+ book without inscriptions (some very light spotting to the page edges). Some light bumping to the boards. In a very good+ (or better) unclipped wrapper with a completely UNFADED wrapper. Some darkening to the front hinge. A little creasing to the spine. A very rare book with an unfaded spine.

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        Exposition Vallauris 1954

      Arnéra, Vallauris 1954 - Linogravure originale en couleurs imprimée par Arnéra, (90 X 60 cm). Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Czwiklitzer N° 12. Original linoleum cut in 2 colors printed by Arnéra, from an edition of 600 prints, 69 x 60 cm.(CZ 12).

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        Le Déjeuner frugal

      Mourlot, Paris 1954 - Affiche pour une Exposition consacrée à l' Oeuvre Graphique de Picasso au Kunsthaus de Zürich Czwiklitzer DTV N° 94 Format 100 x 65 cm.

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        AS I SEE

      ARTZYBASHEFF, BORIS. ARTZYBASHEFF,BORIS. AS I SEE. NY: Dodd Mead 1954 (1954). 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), tan cloth, VG+ in chipped dust wrapper with some mends on verso. 1st edition. This is a collection of drawings and paintings by Artzy., half of which were made especially for this book and all of which have to be seen to be believed. At once fantastic and satirical, there are some fabulous humanized machines that defy description. INCLUDED WITH THIS IS A CHRISTMAS GREETING POSTER FROM THE ARTZYBAHEFFS MEASURING 13 1/2" WIDE X 12". TITLED "RETRACTABLE, RADAR CONTROLLED, AUTOMOTIVATED CHRISTMAS TREE" THAT HAS AN INTRICATE AND BIZARRE ILLUSTRATION. ALSO, LAID IN IS A GREETING CARD INSCRIBED TO DOROTHY LATHROP FROM BORIS AND ELISABETH ARTZYBASHEFF WITH AN ILLUSTRATION ON THE COVER.

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