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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

      1954. 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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        Casino Royale (The First James Bond Book in dust jacket)

      Macmillan, New York 1954 - A splendid, collectible copy bound in finely woven green cloth with orange lettering and design on the front boards and on the spine. A super crisp copy, virtually unread. In a striking pictorial dust jacket designed by Leo Manso; price of $2.75 at the top corner of the inside flap. With clipping to the top and bottom corners of the front flap only, not affecting the price of $2.75. Light wear to the top and bottom of the spine ends of the jacket and a 1" vertical closed tear at the bottom of the spine where it joins the front panel. Tiny closed tear at the center of the bottom edge of the front panel. Touch of rubbing to two corners. Overall, a very handsome, collectibible copy of this iconic Bond thriller. Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. Published in 1953, it is the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven novels and two short story collections by Fleming, which was followed by numerous continuation Bond novels by other authors. The story concerns the British secret agent James Bond, gambling at the casino in Royale-les-Eaux to bankrupt Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a French union and a member of the Russian secret service. Bond is supported in his endeavours by Vesper Lynd, a member of his own service, as well as Felix Leiter of the CIA and René Mathis of the French Deuxième Bureau. Fleming used his wartime experiences as a member of the Naval Intelligence Division, and the people he met during his work, to provide plot elements; the character of Bond also reflected many of Fleming's personal tastes. Fleming wrote the draft in early 1952 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica while awaiting his marriage. He was initially unsure whether the work was suitable for publication, but was assured by his friend, the novelist William Plomer, that the novel had promise. (Wikipedia) First Edition with "First Printing" on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy

      1954. First Edition . ARROW, Kenneth J. and DEBREU, Gerard. “Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy.” IN: Econometrica, Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 265-90. Chicago, Illinois: Econometric Society, University of Chicago, July 1954. Octavo, original gray paper wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.First edition of the journal issue containing the first appearance of the groundbreaking article containing one of the first simple proofs of the existence of a competitive equilibrium, the Arrow-Debreu Existence Theorem, a major piece of the work for which Arrow and Debreu were awarded their Nobel Prizes in economics.This journal contains the paper illustrating one of the first simple proofs of existence of a competitive equilibrium: the Arrow-Debreu Existence Theorem. “Each year, new economics Ph.D. students learn the proof of the existence of a competitive equilibrium as if a rite of passageÂ… While there are a number of proofs that establish the existence of such an equilibrium, the validity of these proofs is indubitable. Indeed, economists with even scant knowledge of the history of economics can identify Kenneth J. Arrow and Gerard DebreuÂ’s Econometrica paper as having provided the proof that settled the issue. That 1954 paper, ‘On the Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive EconomyÂ’ appeared to bring closure to an argument that was (at least) two centuries oldÂ… The Arrow-Debreu model was a major accomplishment; it presented an economy composed of individual self-interested agents—both utility maximizing households and profit equilibrium in which all choices were potentially reconciled. Put briefly, the pursuit of individual self-interest could lead not to social chaos but to a coordinated social order” (Weintraub & Gayer, 421-42). “Debreu and I both started applying KakutaniÂ’s fixed point theorem to the problem of existence. In this case, we exchanged manuscripts in sufficient time to realize our common efforts and also to realize the need for relaxing an excessively severe assumption we had both made” (Arrow, Nobel Lecture 1972). “In our article of 1954, 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 KakutaniÂ’s theorem, was obtained for an equilibrium of an economy made up of interacting consumers and producers. In the early fifties, the time had undoubtedly come for solutions of the existence problem” (Debreu, Nobel Lecture 1983). The Nobel Prize was ultimately awarded to Hicks and Arrow in 1972 “for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory.” It was awarded to Debreu in 1983 “for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium.” Owner stamp on front wrapper of Vanderbilt University economics professor Fred M. Westfield. Westfield did a great deal of work on public utilities and regulatory policy and did consulting work with governments, major organizations, and companies around the world.Slight crease to corner of journal, only minor rubbing and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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        Bérénice. Tragédie en cinq actes.

      P., Les Sept Couleurs, 1954. - In-8 broché, couv. rempliée, 177 pp., [1] f. Edition originale posthume : un des 70 exemplaires de tête sur Madagascar (n° VII). Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        A MIRROR FOR OBSERVERS

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1954 - Octavo, boards. Winner of 1955 International Fantasy Award. "Martians in underground cities for thousands of years have manipulated Earth's historical development." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-141. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, #16. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket, some mild edge rubbing, small chip from head of spine panel. (14016) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Glossario Toponimico da Antiga Historiografia Portuguesa Ultramarina, I Parte: Asia e Oceania, (vol. II & III); Corrigenda E Adenda a I Parte: Asia e Oceania

      Lisbon: Ministerio do Ultramare. Junta das Missoes Geograficas e de Investigacoes do Ultramar, 1954. Softcover. g. 3 parts of 4. Sm. folio. 1 Parte (Vol.II): 320pp. D-N. 1 Parte (Vol.III): 327pp. O-Y. Supplement:: 128pp. A-Y. All volumes are in illustrated tan wrappers with red lettering. Tail of spine on Vol.II. repaired with modern tape. Head and tail of spine on Vol.III chipped. Spine of supplement volume has been repaired with clear tape. Creasing, discoloration and minor staining to all wrappers. "Nele se identificam os reinos, provincias, distritos, cidades, portos, vilas, aldeias, lugares, serras, mares, rios, lagos, eseiros, etc., designados, em impressos e manuscritos da antiga, historiografia portuguesa ultramarina, por nomes que divergem dos actuais." Text in Portuguese. Wrappers in good, interior in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        The Holkam Bible Picture Book. Introduction and Commentary by W.O. Hassall. [Foreword by the Earl of Leicester]

      The Dropmore Press, London 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. 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. Half red niger morocco and blindstamped parchement covers. Fine 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 First trade edition, preceded by 100 numbered copies. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Märklin - Technisches Spielzeug im Wandel der Zeit (15 Bände = vollständig). Band 1 : Anfang bis Jahrhundertwende 1859-1902, 290 S. Band 2 : Zur Kasierzeit bis 1908, 1904-1908, 311 S. Band 3 : Die Spielzeugeisenbahnen 1891-1915, 288 S. Band 4 : Neue Wege zum Erfolg 1909-1912, 384 S. Band 5 : Das internationale Programm 1912-1915, 334 S. Band 6 : Neue Horizonte, 1919-1921, 368 S. Band 7 : Neu Kundenkataloge 1923-1927, 304 S. Band 8 : Die großen Spurweiten Märklins Weg zur Modelleisenbahn 1919-1954, 258 S. Band 9 : Die Goldenen Zwanziger 1928-1929, 316 S., Beilage Band 10 : Die kleinen Spurweiten 00/H0, Die Entwicklung der deutschen 00-Tischeisenbahn zur H0-Modelleisenbahn, 1902-1978, 291 S., 2. unveränderte Aufl., Beilage Band 11 : Blickpunkt Reichsbahn, 1930-1931, 256 S. Band 12 : Der Marktführer 1932-1934, 328 S. Band 13 : Die Wende zur Miniaturbahn 1935-1936, 288 S. Band 14 : Glanzzeit der Spur 0, 1937-1938, 214 S. Band 15 : Das Ende der Spur 0, 1939-1954, 226 S.

      schw.-w. u. farb. Abb., 28cm x 21cm farb. ill. OPpbd o. SU, Eb mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten minimal bestoßen, Eb + Papier altersbedingt wenig nachgedunkelt, mehrsprachig: deutsch/ englisch u. französisch, Band 5 am Eb. u. Buchrücken mit einem Tesafilm-Streifen geklebt, Band 6 zwei Einrisse am Buchrücken ca. 0,5cm, Band 10 an der Falz aufgeplatzt ca. 2,5cm u. m. Tesa überklebt, Band 11-15 in einem Schuber, dieser mit minimalsten Gebrauchsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. 1. Aufl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wilder]
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        Pour la forme

      Internationale situationniste, 1954. Ebauche d'une méthodologie des Arts. Raccolta degli scritti dal 1954 al 1957. Numerose ill. e tavole in nero. Allegato un opuscolo di 8 pagine contenente gli scritti di A. Jorn ''Contre le fonctionnalisme''. 8vo. pp. 135. . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione di 750 es. numerati. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        The Caves of Steel.

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY 1954 - First edition of the first work in Asimov's acclaimed Robot series. Octavo, original blue boards, red topstain. Signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Light wear to the cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Dust jacket design by Ruth Ray. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. "One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since. The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote" (The Guardian). In 2004 The Caves of Steel was nominated for a retroactive Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1954. A television adaptation was made by the BBC and shown in 1964: only a few short excerpts still exist. In 1989, the book was adapted by Bert Coules as a radio play for the BBC, with Ed Bishop as Elijah Baley and Sam Dastor as R. Daneel Olivaw. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Mother and Child

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, lovely copy of the 1954 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. By any standard, a superb copy, with Nell Dorr's keenly-felt gravure photos (which also include images of a young Tasha Tudor and her children) thruout.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Sam [blue cat with turquoise eyes].

      New York: The Artist, 1954 - Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Edition of 190. Plate from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola. Feldman & Schellmann IV.57A

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fahrenheit 451 - UNFADED SPINE

      A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1954. A near fine book (or better) in a very good UNFADED dust wrapper which has a number of small pinholes here and there. Crease to spine and a little rubbing to the corners. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall.

      Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag 1954 - With 19 plates in colour and 24 in mono. Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celtic design blind tooling. Edition limited to 600 copies. A very good copy. Very rare. St. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St. Columbanus, who remained behind and established a hermitage there in 612, when Columbanus moved on to Milan and Bobbio. St. Gall was a native of Leinster and of the same lineage as St. Brigid of Kildare. The great abbey that grew up at St. Gall continued to have links with Ireland and to be a regular stopping place for the early Irish pilgrim on his journey to Rome. Some of them presented manuscripts to the abbey and in the 9th century there was a special section of the library for books in Irish script. This fine publication with 19 plates in full colour and 23 in black and white contains a representative selection of what survives today. This includes all the main illuminations of the well known St. Gall Gospels, which may have been among the books donated by the Irish Bishop, Marcus, who abandoned his return journey to Ireland in order to spend his last years in the abbey. His nephew Marcellus joined the community and in the middle of the 9th century, he was head of its famous school. Duft156 This volume also contains a splendid introduction by the librarian, J. Duft setting out the history and character of the collection with a detailed study of the illuminations by P. Meyer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horton Hears a Who!

      Random House, 1954 A near fine first edition, second issue (incomplete ear on back) in a good dust jacket, INSCRIBED BY DR SEUSS on the verso of the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        PESSACH-HAGGADAH

      [Bonn] Allgemeine Wochenzeitung Der Juden In Deutschland. 1954. Hardcover. Original blue boards with gold lettering. 8vo. 76 pages; 23 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to “Passover Haggadah. ” First German language Haggadah published on German soil after the war, printed just as the DP-era was ending for the newly blossoming community rebuilding Jewish life on German soil a decade after the Holocaust.. Includes illustrations and facsimiles of art. Robert Raphael Geis “was a rabbi, educator, and Jewish theologian. He identified strongly with German liberal Judaism, but his keen interest in Jewish studies brought him close to leaders of conservative Judaism as well. Before the Second World War Robert Raphael Geis worked as a rabbi for the youth and Religion teacher in Munich and Mannheim, and as a rabbi in Kassel, Germany. After the war he served as a rabbi in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. (Archieve.org 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Haggadah, Jewish liturgy, Passover. OCLC lists no holdings anywhere worldwide. Slight toning. Very minimal markings. Very good + condition. Very Rare. (HAG-19-2) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Montana: The Magazine of Western History 50 Issues

      The Historical Society of Montana 1954 - Montana: The Magazine of Western History. All issues are at least very good. Many are Near Fine and several are Fine (They appear never to have been opened or read.) These magazines are stapled wrappers. Total: 50 issues. These volumes encompass the years 1954 ¿ 1966, Vol. 4 through Vol. 16, with two issues, one in Vol. 6 and one in Vol. 16, missing as noted below. This is a quarterly publication, four issues a year. The publications run, in sequence, No. 1 Winter, No. 2 Spring, No. 3 Summer, No. 4 Autumn. Also included in this sale is the ¿Index to Volumes I ¿ X, (1951-1960)¿ See photo. Also the index to Vol. 13, 1963 is included. The magazines encompass hundreds if not thousands of photographs and illustrations of the American West. This publication in NOT just about Montana. For example, in the Autumn, 1959, issue, articles with photographs include: (See photo of the cover of this issue). There are 17 articles in this issue. --An articulate medico with General Dodge¿s Union Pacific Railroad Commission tells his experiences on the raw frontier. --The Utah Expedition, 1857- 1858 --Silhouettes of Charles S. Thomas Colorado Governor and U.S. Senator. --History of the Hudson Bay Company. --Shotguns on Sunday: The true story of the old west¿s last bad man. The first issue of 1956, Winter, 1956, is missing. The last issue of 1966, Autumn, 1966, is missing. All issues are in slip cases. (See photo). Eight issues, two years, to each slip case, meaning in the last year, 1966, there are only three issues in the slipcase. And the first issue of 1956 is missing. Vol. 4 - 1954 Vol. 5 ¿ 1955 Vol. 6 ¿ 1956 (The Winter issue is missing) Vol. 7 ¿ 1957 Vol. 8 ¿ 1958 Vol. 9 ¿ 1959 Vol. 10 ¿ 1960 Vol. 11 ¿ 1961 Vol. 12 ¿ 1962 Vol. 13 ¿ 1963 Vol. 14 ¿ 1964 Vol. 15 ¿ 1965 Vol. 16 ¿ 1966 (The Autumn issue is missing) There are 50 issues of Montana: The Magazine of Western History included in this sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lawrence A. Michaud]
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        Il canto popolare

      Milano, Edizioni della Meridiana 1954 - form. 16,5X12. Brossura edit.pp.32. Tiratura in 300 esemplari numerati. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Copia in perfetto stato di conservazione Cat. SETTANTANOVE/52 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Caves of Steel.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1954. First edition of the first work in Asimov's acclaimed Robot series. Octavo, original blue boards, red topstain. Signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Light wear to the cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Dust jacket design by Ruth Ray. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. "One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since... The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote" (The Guardian). In 2004 The Caves of Steel was nominated for a retroactive Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1954. A television adaptation was made by the BBC and shown in 1964: only a few short excerpts still exist. In 1989, the book was adapted by Bert Coules as a radio play for the BBC, with Ed Bishop as Elijah Baley and Sam Dastor as R. Daneel Olivaw.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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        Kagnew - The Story of the Ethiopian Fighters in Korea.

      8, XX, 238 Seiten mit zahlreichen Bildtafeln, betitelter OPbd. mit farbig illustrierten Originalumschlag dieser mit Gebrauchsspuren und ein Stempel auf Vorsatz sonst guter Zustand - 1954. H343

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        THE BLUNDERER

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., [1954]., 1954. First edition. First edition. Author's second mystery novel and third book. Fine in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends and corners and a few minor creases to top and bottom of rear panel. A man incriminates himself in his wife's accidental death by going on many occasions to visit a man who murdered his own wife under circumstances that are all too similar to the accidental death. 20th Century Crime and Mystery Writers say, "--spins an enthralling suspense plot involving all her recurrent themes of coincidence, guilt, complicity, rationality, and neurosis. In many of her subsequent novels, she takes these basic elements, and reformulates them to powerful effect, without her books ever seeming merely formulaic." Handsome copy.

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        The Blunderer

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with light wear at the head of the spine and a bit at the base, pages lightly toned, in a Very Good dust jacket, with price intact, a chip at the head, light edge wear, light rubbing, and fading to the spine panel. A lovely copy of Patricia Highsmith's uncommon third novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Caves of Steel.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1954. First edition of the first work in Asimov's acclaimed Robot series. Octavo, original blue boards, red topstain. Signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Light wear to the cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Dust jacket design by Ruth Ray. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. "One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since... The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote" (The Guardian). In 2004 The Caves of Steel was nominated for a retroactive Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1954. A television adaptation was made by the BBC and shown in 1964: only a few short excerpts still exist. In 1989, the book was adapted by Bert Coules as a radio play for the BBC, with Ed Bishop as Elijah Baley and Sam Dastor as R. Daneel Olivaw.

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        Leonardo: Saggi e Ricerche. a cura del Comitato nazionale per le onoranze a Leonardo da Vinci nel quinto centenario della nascita (1452-1952)

      Insituto Poligrrafico dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, [Roma] 1954 - xxv, [3], 604, [4] pp., Plates [174]. Illus. with 10 color & 164 b/w plates. #1038 of an edition of 2,000. Twenty-five articles in Italian, French, or English by such well-known scholars as Giogrio Castelfranco, Giusta Nicco Fasola, Giuseppina Fumagalli, Ernest Gombrich, Cecil Gould, Corrado Maltese, Arthur Ewart Popham, Piero Sanpaolesi, Wilhelm Suida, Fernanda Wittgens, and others. Extensive indices, bibliographic data, and comprehensive information of the Leonardo celebrations. Covers the diverse range of Leonardo's talents. An important work. Freitag 6852. A near fine copy only faintly rubbed in much worn, repaired, and chipped dust jacket. Stamped linen boards with title and medallion in brown, brown morocco spine labels with gilt titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Novelle per un anno. Volumi I-IV

      Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1954. Hardcover. In four volumes. 723pp; 730pp; 631pp; 611pp. Tan half calf over marbled boards, spines with four raised bands, gilt lettering and elaborate decorations, red morocco onlays also decorated in gold, marbled endpapers. Each volume includes an appendix containting the variants to the original text as revised by the author and retains its original dustjacket which was affixed to one of the binder's blanks. Light soiling to some of the pages, mild wear to the spines. A particularly appealing set in near fine condition. In the Italian language.; Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Typed letter signed

      , 1954. 1954. Signed. MEIR, Golda. Typed letter signed. Jerusalem: October 23, 1954. Octavo, one sheet of official Ministry of Labor stationery (6 by 8-1/2 inches), writing on recto only. $4200.Typed letter signed, from Minister of Labor Golda Meir (as

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        Poems: 1947-1954 (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

      San Francisco, CA: Adrian Wilson, 1954. Limited ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. ORIGINAL SIGNED ILLUSTRATION BY WELDON KEES AS FRONTISPIECE. NUMBER 11 OF 25 SIGNED COPIES. Hardcover. c.1954. 8vo. 82pp. Original illustation as frontis.(slashing calligraphy; the letter 'A' occupies most of the leaf with spatter near signature and date, has a wraparound finis onto verso). Striped boards with brown cloth spine, paper title label. Missing sash-band. Very mild bumping to corners otherwise a Near Fine copy. Publisher's prospectus laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE SUMMING UP

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1954. Limited First Edition. Fine copy in slipcase box, which, apart from some light sunning around the edges, is nearly fine.. Limited First Edition. Copy #33 of 391 numbered and signed by Maugham. Not an autobiography, but some of the views on life and writing he has arrived at over a long career. Large 8vo cloth, top page edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Race Rock

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition of the author's first book, a novel of the sea. Near fine copy with light wear at spine ends in very good price intact dustwrapper with mild stain to rear panel and light scratch to front cover. This copy SIGNED by Matthiessen. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1953 Through November/December1954

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1954 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Port Alberni operator's help save infant's life (photo); Abbotsford and Mission 'cut' to automatic - 8 pages of photos and text; Photo of laying cable between Mission and Abbotsford; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Script of two successive broadcasts by Dorwin Baird of radio station CJOR re: proposed telephone rate increases; Telephone growth sets all-time record in 1952; Interim rate increase authorized; Nice photo of North Vancouver automatic telephone being installed in preparation for cut-over; Photos of cable-laying near Lion's Gate Bridge; new buildings for Albion, Belmont and Colquitz; Company earns dividends but has surplus shortage; Mr. W.S. Pipes; Gerald Clarke - Memoriam with photo; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Photos of expansion of Vancouver Island; Doug Beckett, 19, - Big League Baseball Prospect - photo; New International Radiotelephone Link; The Telephone in our Air Defense Picture - article; farewell to Miss H.L. Montgomery; dramatic photos of conduit installation under and on Lion's Gate Bridge; Photos of Port Coquitlam progress; Cloverdale's automatic program; R.S. Argue is new traffic manager; John Dickson Johnston in memoriam, with photo; Fred Buckle winds up record career; great Cloverdale office photos; Expansion photos from Kamloops, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; A.J. Jack retires after 41 years; Trail and Rossland favour 'Free Calling'; 18,000 attended civil defense show; Kootenay Company joins B.C. Tel.; wonderful photo of 'sky-riders' working on lines over the Columbia River at Trail; North Van. goes automatic; Stirling Ross closes 50 year career; Nice photos of some of the company's heavy work gangs in the field; Photos of the company's war against winter; Company expansion sets new record; List of Exchanges - # of lines operating per community; Albion-Belmont Colquitz Cut-over; Radiotelephone network still expanding - article with 2 maps; Stirling Ross - in Memoriam, with photo; Port Coquitlam Photos; photos of a cable repair off Mayne Island; new New West Plant Center building; Cranbrook construction - photo of breaking ground; Editor of Telephone Talk, Peard Sutherland passes away - article with photo; Chilliwack joins B.C. Tel; photos of some of the equipment used to serve the British Empire Games in Vancouver; British Empire Games Transmitted in Record time - 2 page article; Inside New Westminster; Victoria Expansion Photos; A.H. Lemmon - Memoriam with photo; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of company employee E.P. LaBelle stamped on top and bottom edges of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Conan The Barbarian.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1954. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine and front cover in black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. This collection of stories is the fifth in the Gnome Press series of Conan books. The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. The stories collected here were published in Weird Tales between 1933 and 1935. Howard's "stories of bloody fantastic adventure remain the best in their subgenre". Uncommon in this condition.

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        Under Milk Wood.

      London: Dent, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. Jacket chipped to crown else a crisp, clean, fine copy. A most attractive example. The doomed Swansea bard's 'Under Milk Wood' is a sensitive, often comic, examination of life in Wales. Another great Welshman, Richard Burton, who narrated the 1963 BBC Radio production, summised; 'the entire thing is about religion, the idea of death, and sex'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Provence

      First edition with 25 illustrations in black and white and colors by Moïse Kisling, one of 35 numbered copies on Japon super nacré paper, the tirage de tête.Preface by André Salmon.This copy, as called for by the justification, is complete with its suite of color hors-texte illustrations on Hollande paper, its suite of color hors-texte illustrations on Arches, its suite of textual illustrations in black and white on China paper, one unpublished plate, a suite of plates not used for the final work on Hollande paper, and a cancelled copper plate.The illustrations by Moïse Kisling consist of: one painted folded cover, a color portrait frontispiece, 11 illustrations hors-texte in colors and 12 textual illustrations in black and white.A fine copy.Aux dépens d'un amateur (Bernard Klein) s.l. (Paris) 1954 28,5x38,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui.

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        The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5 - 3 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, black morocco labels, gilt rule to bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALPINI IN RUSSIA SUL DON 1942-1943

      Edizioni Ciarrocca, Milano 1954 - Boards are not flat due to a binding error. Pages a bit browned. ; Rebound in green leather with decorative blindstamped pattern. Gilt spine lettering, gilt spine design and three raised bands. New marbled endpapers. Nicely INSCRIBED in blue ink by someone in the rank of "Gen. Col. Degli Alpini" on front endpaper. INSCRIBED to Juan Peron when president of Argentina (December 1954) ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 229 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black Power

      1954. First Edition . Signed. WRIGHT, Richard. Black Power. A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954). Octavo, original half black cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of the first book of travel writings by Wright, a writer whose ""unadulterated geniusÂ… has yet to be fully appreciated"" (Cornel West), a scarce presentation copy inscribed by him with a powerful line from his novella Fire and Cloud, ""To—Hugh S. Moorhead, 'Freedom belongs to the strongÂ…' With my best wishes Richard Wright, April 30, 1957 Paris.""Having his made his mark with Uncle Tom's Children (1938) and Native Son (1940), Wright ""grew more internationalist in outlookÂ… [He] accomplished much as an important public literary and political figure with a worldwide reputationÂ… and in 1954 published Black Power (a term coined by Wright)"" (African American Writers, 397). ""The unadulterated genius of Richard Wright has yet to be fully appreciatedÂ… The very essence of Wright's genius, the sheer core of his artistic achievement, was his intellectual candor and existential honesty in his quest to be a free human being in the 20th centuryÂ… His often overlooked nonfiction writings—Black Power (1954), Color Curtain (1956), White Man Listen! (1957) and Pagan Spain (1957)—confirm this highly deserved designationÂ… In his first book of travel writings, Black Power, Wright explores the complex political and cultural dynamics of the decolonization of GhanaÂ… his personal struggle for identity and freedom is inseparable from, though never reducible to, the collective struggle for African dignity and liberty. He dedicated his book 'to the unknown African'"" (Cornel West). Wright made his home in Paris from 1947 until his death in 1960. ""First Edition"" and code ""H-D"" on copyright page, indicating publication in August 1954."" With frontispiece of Kwane Nkrumah. Blockson 1127. The recipient is likely the longtime chairman of the philosophy department at Northeastern Illinois University. In the 1950s Moorhead also served as a regional director of the Great Books Foundation, which featured Wright as one of its authors.Only lightest edge-wear to scarce dust jacket. A highly desirable about-fine inscribed copy.

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        Waiting for Godot

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. First American edition. Black cloth, a fine copy in dust jacket, price-clipped and slightly darkened. First edition of Beckett's own translation into English.

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