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        MAHIRU NO REMON

      1954 - KITASONO Katue, poet. SUEMATSU Masaki, artist. MAHIRU NO REMON. Tokyo, Shoshinsha, 1954. Small Folio, 27.2 x 18.7 cm. Out of series copy from the standard limited edition of 300 copies. There was also a large format special edition of 30cc. This example is distinguished by the fact that it is inscribed by Kitasono to the literary critic, poet and translator, Ando Ichiro (1907-72), who wrote important critical work on Kitasono. Has 3 full page color prints by Suematsu Masaki (1908-97). An example of Kitasono's "plastic poetry". The dustwrapper, hardcover and the typography all combine as a fluid visual container for Kitasono's brilliant poems. There is not space here to even begin to describe Kitasono's importance to world art and literature. I would refer you to the several works of John Solt, both translations and critical essays, as well as several exhibitions dedicated to Kitasono mounted here and in Europe, as well. Slight browning, else fine condition, complete as issued.

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        Beyond The Hundredth Meridian. John Wesley Powell and the Opening of the American West (Introduction by Bernard Devoto)

      Houghton Mifflin, New York 1954 - Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Wallace Stegner's view of how John Wesley Powell undertook his massive study and exploration of the desert West, including his surveys of the Colorado River. With drawings, maps and illustrations. The fold-out lithograph of Grand Canyon is in fine condition. Signed by Stegner on the title page. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'Homme De Buridan [Dangling Man]

      Paris Libraire Plon 1954 - First French edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Fine in light beige wrappers as issued. Signed by the author. Saul Bellow is the only author to have received three National Book Awards, for The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler’s Planet, in addition to both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. The Sunday Times praised these achievements when it revered "Bellow’s oeuvre [as] both timeless and ruthlessly contemporary." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        As I See

      Dodd Mead and Company, New York 1954 - The first edition of this delightful assembly of Artzybasheff's social commentary. Illustrated in color and black and white. A near fine example of the book. Dust jacket near fine with a touch of wear to the tips and the spine ends, faint rubbing to the artists picture. There is a short half inch tear to upper edge of the rear of the jacket. As Boris saw' was a unique and remarkable vision. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Solvable and unsolvable problems. In Science News

      1954. Turing, Alan M. (1912-54). Solvable and unsolvable problems. In Science News 31 (1954): 7-23. Whole number. 137pp. 8 plate leaves. 182 x 113 mm. Original printed soft covers, spine faded, small tears in lower front cover. Browned due to acidic paper but good otherwise. First Edition of this important paper, published a few months before Turing's death by poisoning after eating an apple laced with cyanide. "Turing presents his ideas on computability from an unusual perspective and puts them in a distinctive light. The essay is playful, yet serious; strange, yet familiar; informal, yet proves rigorously the unsolvability of a decision problem" (Sieg, p. 332). Sieg, W., "Normal forms for puzzles: A variant of Turing's thesis," in Cooper and Van Leeuwen, eds., Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, pp. 332-339). Hodges, Alan Turing, pp. 494-495.

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        The Second Tree from the Corner

      Harper & Bros, New York 1954 - WARMLY INSCRIBED BY EB WHITE (AS "ANDY") AND INITIALLED AND DATED BY HIM AS WELL on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1954 stated 1st edition. Solid and Near Fine in an unusually crisp and bright dustjacket. Price-clipped but still easily Near Fine. Octavo, 253 pgs. Signed by Author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1954 - This is the rare 1st American Edition, 1st Printing of "The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston. The book comes with its original, correct 1st issue dust jacket as well as the fold-out color map of Middle Earth attached to the back of the book. This is one of only 1,500 copies printed. The book meets all 1st edition points: * no price listed on the dust jacket * the 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 * the following letter "o" is not nicked Please let me know if you would like to see any additional photos and I would be happy to provide. (Note: I have two 1st American Edition, 1st Printings for sale - please see my other listings) Condition: Clean covers and spine with no stains; sharp corners; some very light wear to the corner tip of the upper-outer corner of the back cover. Tight binding. No loose pages. No cracks. The fold-out map at the back of the book is in excellent condition - clean with no stains or tears and firmly attached. The text pages are in terrific condition and nearly appear unread - clean with no condition issues found; there is a name and date (1954) written in black ink on the front end paper. The dust jacket has some light soiling and wrinkling to the back cover; some small tears along the perimeter; clear tape has been used to repair the tears at the top and bottom edges of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuale typographicum

      Frankfurt am Main: [G. K. Schauer], 1954. Edition limited to 1000 copies, oblong folio, consisting of 2 bifolia (title page, preface, and table of contents, plus 100 typographic leaves with quotations from the past and present on types and printing in 16 different languages selected and designed by Hermann Zapf and printed by Heinrich Egenolf; plain embossed outer wrapper with title printed in red on spine, and contained in the original clamshell box with the title in gilt on spine. The box is a little worn, otherwise generally fine throughout. This is a presentation copy from Zapf, inscribed by him in German on the inside of the front wrapper to Walter Howe, Director of the Lakeside Press's Department of Design and Topography, and a Fellow of the Society for Typographic Arts in Chicago of which Hermann Zapf was also a member. Laid in are the original printed complimentary presentation slip from Zapf, the 47-page pamphlet, Texte und Ubersetzungenin Deutcher Sprach, the publisher's printed announcement leaf for a forthcoming English translation supplement to the Manuale, and a printed New Year's greeting from Hermann and Gudrun Zapf for the year 1966. This Manuale Typographicum was set in 16 languages with the types of D. Stempel Ag at Frankfurt am Main and historic faces taken from that foundry's archives. Zapf drew 100 examples from the creative genius of such artists as Gill, Rogers, Baskerville, and Bodoni, and quotations from the works of such literary minds as Cicero, Dickens, Hugo, and Huxley.

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        PORT-ROYAL. Avec des lithographies de René AUBERT.

      Paris, H. Lefèbvre, 1954. - Grand in-4, en ff. sous double emboitage, dos titré et orné en rouge, couverture rempliée imprimée et ornée en noir, 154pp, EDITION ORIGINALE, illustrée de 12 lithographies originales à pleine page avec le frontispice, tirage à 250 ex. ssur vélin de Rives, un des 20 ex. de tête avec suite sur Chine et sur Arches et un dessin original (manquant). Ex. N° 1. Minuscule épidermure sur l'étui, Bel ex. très rare dans ce tirage avec un bel envoi autographe de l'auteur. Réf. bibliographiques : Monod 8400.

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        Autograph Postcard signed "Jimmy B." of the Manse Peterborough, N.H. To Sam Blumenfeld c/o World Publishing Co

      1954. Fine. "Hello-Working hard, eating and sleeping, absolutely no dissipation, don't know how long I can stand it. But the work goes well, the country's pretty, the people are harmless..."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Proper Marriage (Signed)

      London: Michael Joseph, 1954. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/near fine. First UK edition of the South Rhodesian author's uncommon fifth book. A follow-up novel featuring Martha Quest. A truly handsome near fine copy in black cloth binding in a stunning unclipped dustwrapper which includes the rare belly band. The band promotes Lessing as the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 1954. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the title page. A collector's copy to be sure.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        SAVAGE HOLIDAY **Signed First Edition**

      Avon, NY 1954 - ***** This is the true first edition, first printing (Avon T-86, a paperback original, with the 35 cent cover price). ***** This book is SIGNED by the author (Richard Wright) on the title page. The author has not inscribed this book to anyone; it is just signed by the author. ***** Nice softcover (there was no hardcover edition of this title published until the mid-1970's). No dust jacket (as issued). There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. ***** CONDITION: The book is in NEAR FINE condition. (Light wear to covers). ***** 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. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        COMMENTARIO del Codice Civile. Diretto da Scialoja e Branca.

      1954. Bologna - Roma, 1954 e successivi, volumi 111, in-8. Bella collezione, quasi allo stato di nuovo, in 111 volumi dei quali 56 rilegati in tela editoriale, tutti con sovraccoperte; 55 in br. editoriale. Dietro richiesta si invia la specifica dei volumi.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber, 1954. Undetermined. very good. 1st edition, 1st printing. 248pp. Octavo. Bound in the original red cloth with white lettering stamped to the spine. Gold gilt crest stamped to the front cover, presumably as a prize copy for a student. Corners and head and tail of the spine a bit bumped. Very mild rubbing to the boards; spine a bit slanted. Light age toning to the top edge of the text block. First state dust wrapper has some mild age toning near the edges; light sun fading on the spine. Very mild foxing to the ffep, otherwise internally clean. Overall, a bright and tight copy. A wonderfully well preserved copy of the scarce first printing of this book, with the dust jacket also in very good condition. Golding's dark and allegorical novel centres around a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Although not a great success when it was first published, this novel has since gone on to become a bestseller and has been adapted into a film three times, a play and a four-part radio dramatization for BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast. Aside from the crest stamped to the front board, this is a handsome example of the first edition, first printing of this contemporary classic. 1954

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        [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]

      London: George Allen and Unwin,, 1954–5. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King. 3 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, black morocco labels, gilt rule to bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. An excellent set. 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.

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        Le Ballet

      - Arts du Monde Hachette, 1954. Avec la collaboration de Maria Luz, lithographie originale de Picasso. Tela editorial. 378 pages avec 415 illustrations. 32x24 cm. Ref: 1602 [LS/015024-1602]

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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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.

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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]

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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.

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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. .

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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]

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: De Burca Rare Books]
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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.

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