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        J R R Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings [The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King] 1954-55 George Allen and Unwin

      A set of first edition, first printings all in dust wrapper published by George Allen and Unwin between 1954 to 1955. Comprising: 'The Fellowship of the Ring' - a near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ (or better) wrapper which has a little shallow chipping to the spine ends and to the corners with one or two nicks to the edge. Unclipped showing 21s as called for. 'The Two Towers' - a fine book without inscriptions in a near fine clipped wrapper with no loss. Beautiful rich red topstain to the book. 'The Return of the King' - a near fine book without inscriptions with a few minutely turned corners. Some light chipping to the spine tips. The excessively scarce first state WITHOUT the damaged text of number '4' to page 49. All books have maps. A lovely set of Tolkien's masterpiece.

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        Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Fellowship, Two Towers, Return), 2nd/2nd/1st

      Allen & Unwin - THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, J.R.R. Tolkien. Allen and Unwin. *U.K. First Editions* The Fellowship of the Rings (1954), 2nd Impression (in 4th Impression dustjacket). The Two Towers (1955), 2nd Impression (in original 2nd impression dustjacket). The Return of the King (1955) 1st Impression (in 3rd Impression dustjacket). CONDITION: The books are in varying conditions. Fellowship has noticeable wear and staining to boards. Two Towers and ROTK are in very good condition. Spine lean to Two Towers. The dustjackets are also in varying conditions. Fellowship DJ in excellent condition. Two Tower DJ in good to very good condition, with a partial split running down the rear hinge. Reinforced with tape on inside. ROTK DJ in good condition with a stain on front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Murder in Paradise

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      (Antwerpen), In de vier Winden, (1954). 36,5 x 27,5 cm. Oorspronkelijk karton met blinddruk. (64) p. Met de hand gezet uit de Euphorion en gedrukt op Zerkall-Bütten in een oplage van 110 genummerde en door drukker Georges Kelner gesigneerde exemplaren. Met inliggend erratum in versvorm en in facsimile van Elsschots handschrift. Ietsje roest. De kwetsbare rug is professioneel gerestaureerd.* Deze luxe-uitgave op groot formaat van Elsschots gedichten werd in Bonn gedrukt door zijn schoonzoon Georges Kelner als eerste en enige uitgave van de bibliofielenvereniging 'In de vier Winden' en is in feite de vijfde, vermeerderde druk van Verzen van vroeger (1934). Het boek bevat vier niet eerder gepubliceerde gedichten plus de eerste door Elsschot geautoriseerde versie van 'Borms'.In 2009 verscheen op initiatief van het WEG een facsimile-uitgave van dit boek, met een nawoord van Elsschotkundige Peter de Bruijn.

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        Vème Congrès International de Transfusion Sanguine. [ Exemplaire nominatif ]

      1954. Exemplaire nominatif spécialement imprimé pour le Professeur Jean Bernard, 1 vol. in-folio en feuillets sous emboîtage, Paris, 1954 Exemplaire nominatif spécialement imprimé pour le Professeur Jean Bernard. Il s'agit du grand médecin, poète, humaniste, membre de l'Académie Française, le professeur Jean Bernard. Bel exemplaire imprimé spécialement imprimé pour le célèbre hématologue. Avec signature de l'auteur Français

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        Gargantua et Pantagruel

      gibert jeune 1954 - Edition 503 sur 3000 une des 1ere editions rare un sommet du genre par les illustrations de dubout la meilleure edition grace a cela pour les fans de dubout et de rabelais [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      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)

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        Carnet de Voyage

      1954 - Ltd. deluxe edition copy #1641/ 2000 inscribed by society decorator Sister Parish to socialite Jane Engelhard in custom Morocco leather binding by Maurin of Paris with cloth slipcase!

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        La cacciata dal Paradiso. Girotondo di monache.

      1954. Legno originale per xilografia, inciso su due lati, di cm. 24 x 21, in pero di testa. Firma in basso.

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      London: Herbert Jenkins, [1954].. Octavo,boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Rohmer on the front free endpaper: "To Dindee / With all our love from / Sax and / Elizabeth." Reginald 12385. Day, p. 12. Mild bump to lower front corner tip, spine panel just a bit darkened, a nearly fine copy in fine dust jacket with 22 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel near spine fold. (#155532)

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      Giovanni Augusto Böhme. Very Good with no dust jacket. c1810. Hardcover. [2], 3-212 pages; 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Front cover gutter cracked, otherwise sound throughout. Oblong foli, 10.25 x 13.5" . Diamond shaped red morocco leather and gilt front cover title. "Pianoforte" is misspelled "Pianoforto" on the title page. Inside back cover script states, "From the library of Albert Nauen. Given to him by his wife Alice Nauen for Christmas, Dec 1954. Engraved pictorial title Opera scene. Songs include both score and words. Italian languge text. ; 4 .

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        Design For A Brain [Second Printing, Corrected]

      John Wiley And Sons, New York 1954 - First Edition, First Published In 1952, This Being The Scarce Corrected Second Printing, In The American Issue With Sheets And Dj Printed In The Uk. Book Is Fine, No Wear Or Marks, Dj Near Fine With Trace Of Wear Right Along Top Edge Of Spine. (From The Library Of Computer Scientist Willis H. Ware, Although Not Marked As Such. Ware¿S Participation In A Classified World War Ii Project To Identify Friendly Aircraft Led The Mathematician John Von Neumann To Recruit Him To Help Develop A Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study In Princeton, N.J., In 1946. That Machine Was Not The First Digital Computer, But It Was Based On A Set Of Design Ideas Described By Dr. Von Neumann That Were Broadly Influential ¿ First On The Design Of Computers Built By Scientists Around The World, And Then On An Early Ibm Computer Known As The 701. Many Of These Concepts Are Still Visible In The Structure Of Modern Computers And Smartphones. Mr. Ware, Part Of A Small Group Of Engineers Working On That Machine, Was The First To Try To Engineer Many Of The Components That Would Become Vital To Modern Computers. His Experience In Designing High-Speed Electronic Circuits During The War Was Essential To His Work On The Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study, Said George Dyson, A Historian Of The Project. Moving To Los Angeles, He Worked For North American Aviation And Joined Rand In 1952. There He Managed The Department Where The Engineer Paul Baran Did Early Work On Packet-Switching, A Technology That Was The Basis For The Internet. Mr. Ware, Who Worked At The Rand Corporation For More Than 55 Years, Was One Of The First People To Gain A Prescient View Of The Effect Computers Were Having On Society, In Their Impact On Automation And The Threats They Posed To Privacy. ¿The Computer Will Touch Men Everywhere And In Every Way, Almost On A Minute-To-Minute Basis,¿ He Wrote In 1966. ¿Every Man Will Communicate Through A Computer, Whatever He Does. It Will Change And Reshape His Life, Modify His Career And Force Him To Accept A Life Of Continuous Change.¿ While At Rand, Mr. Ware Led An Early Pentagon Study Exploring Computer Security. Afterward He Was Asked By The Secretary Of Commerce, To Lead A Committee To Address ¿Personal Privacy¿ In The Computer Era. Some Of Its Policy Recommendations Were Adopted In The Privacy Act Of 1974. Among Other Problems, The Committee Dealt With The Increasing Reliance On ¿Universal Identifiers¿ Like Social Security Numbers. ¿Willis Ware Laid The Foundation For Modern Privacy Law. His Insight Was That In The Computer Age, Organizations That Collected Private Information Would Have To Take Responsibility, And Individuals Who Gave Up Personal Information Would Need To Get Rights.¿ ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Late egyptian miscellanies

      Oxford University Press, London 1954 - Extremely rare. Oxford University Press, London, 1954. First edition. xvi & 611 pages. Original blue cloth. Some stains on the spine and cover, light foxing on first blank page, inside in excellent condition. A near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Vorträge und Aufsätze.

      Pfullingen, Günther Neske 1954 - 8°, 283 S., OLwd. m. OU, OU oben min. randknittrig, jeweils Leimspur im Gelenk der Vorsätze, sonst tadellos. EA. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Philosophen an Theophil Spoerri, Professor der Romanistik der Universität Zürich und ehemals Rektor derselben, auf Vorsatz (datiert Januar 1954). 600 gr. Schlagworte: PhilosophieSignierte Bücher [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DER DEUTSCHE MICHEL. Humoristisch-Satirische Blätter. (März 1953-Oktober 1954 unter dem Titel: Der neue Michel) Jg. 1 (1953/54 - Jg. 5 (1957), davon 61 Nummern.)

      Progreß-Verlag Johann Fladung, Düsseldorf 1954 - 1954-57. 4to. Mit farbigen Karikaturen. 61 Bände. in Heften Fischer-Dietzel 235. - Umfangreiche Folge der Zeitschrift mit scharfen Satiren auf die Politik der Adenauerzeit. Vorhanden sind 61 Ausgaben der Zeitschrift vom April 1954 bis Oktober 1957 und zwar: Jg. 1 (1953/54): April 1954 - November 1954, Jg. 2 (1954/55): Dezember 1954 - August 1955; Jg. 3 (1955/56): September 1955, Oktober, 20. November, 18. Dezember, 1. Januar 1956, 12. Februar, 11. März = Nr. 6, Nr. 8-11, 13-18; Jg. 4 (1956/57): 19-27, 1, 2, 4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18; Jg. 5 (1957) 19, 20 (letztes Heft) sowie 1. Januar-26. August 1956 = Jg. 3: Nr. 18 vom 26. August 1956; Jg. 4: Nr. 19 vom 9. September 1956 - Nr. 26 vom 16. Dezember 1956, Nr. 1 vom 13. Januar 1957 und Nr. 10 vom 19. Mai 1957. - Vom Jg. 3 fehlen lediglich das Septemberheft, 2 Novemberhefte und 2 Dezemberhefte. - Linksorientierte Karikaturzeitschrift der 50er Jahre, die bis Anfang Oktober 1957 erschien, mit komplizierter Heftzählung. Guter Erhaltungszustand; lediglich in Jg. 3, H. 15 Ausschnitt auf der Rückseite. 2000 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DER DEUTSCHE MICHEL. Humoristisch-Satirische Blätter. (März 1953-Oktober 1954 unter dem Titel: Der neue Michel) Jg. 1 (1953/54 - Jg. 5 (1957), davon 61 Nummern.)

      61 Bände, in Heften Fischer-Dietzel 235. - Umfangreiche Folge der Zeitschrift mit scharfen Satiren auf die Politik der Adenauerzeit. Vorhanden sind 61 Ausgaben der Zeitschrift vom April 1954 bis Oktober 1957 und zwar: Jg. 1 (1953/54): April 1954 - November 1954, Jg. 2 (1954/55): Dezember 1954 - August 1955 Jg. 3 (1955/56): September 1955, Oktober, 20. November, 18. Dezember, 1. Januar 1956, 12. Februar, 11. März = Nr. 6, Nr. 8-11, 13-18 Jg. 4 (1956/57): 19-27, 1, 2, 4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18 Jg. 5 (1957) 19, 20 (letztes Heft) sowie 1. Januar-26. August 1956 = Jg. 3: Nr. 18 vom 26. August 1956 Jg. 4: Nr. 19 vom 9. September 1956 - Nr. 26 vom 16. Dezember 1956, Nr. 1 vom 13. Januar 1957 und Nr. 10 vom 19. Mai 1957. - Vom Jg. 3 fehlen lediglich das Septemberheft, 2 Novemberhefte und 2 Dezemberhefte. - Linksorientierte Karikaturzeitschrift der 50er Jahre, die bis Anfang Oktober 1957 erschien, mit komplizierter Heftzählung. Guter Erhaltungszustand lediglich in Jg. 3, H. 15 Ausschnitt auf der Rückseite.

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        Blake's Illustrations of Dante. Plate 1: "The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca"

      - US: 1954 Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on hand-made paper with no watermark, inscribed in pencil by Lessing Rosenwald (see below). The best of the Dante series plates, often called the "Whirlwind of lovers". This impression from the original plate was printed for Lessing Rosenwald in 1953/4 (this impression is dated 6/14/1954). No number is given though Keynes (Blake Studies) suggested 20 sets plus three extra prints of plate 1; the later (1968) printing of restrikes for the Trianon Press edition was limited to 25 sets. Essick notes (see below) that "In 1953-55, Rosenwald had sets printed on heavy, dead-white wove paper with a surprisingly bold, pebble-grain surface. The plates had to be printed with considerable pressure in order to smooth the paper sufficiently to register fine lines. In a complete suite of these restrikes in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, each sheet measures 35.5 50.5 cm. and is inscribed in pencil, lower right, "Impression taken from the copper plate in my collection 1953-4[.] Lessing J Rosenwald 4/19/55." and records watermarks on some sheets Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647?653. Essick, "The Printings of William Blake's Dante Engravings," Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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        Live and Let Die

      New York: MacMillan, 1954. First printing. A clean and bright NF copy in a NF/F dust jacket with the price of $3.00 intact on the front flap. Basis for the 1973 film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. NF/NF/F.

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      - 1954 Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona Edición numerada 148/220 ejemplares. Frontispicio en color de Paul Bonet. + 50 láminas en huecograbado. 91 pg. 28x20 cm. Enc. rústica edit. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa per ogni copia, quest'ultima riservata alle ex libero Francia e membri delle associazioni di lotta e resistente della guerra. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Charles De Gaulle a Claude Bénédick sul primo volume, scritto firme del generale de Gaulle sulla seguente. Alcune tracce di pieghe senza margini gravità di certi piatti. Piacevoli esemplare arricchito un bel autografo firmato dal generale De Gaulle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa pour chacun des exemplaires, ces derniers étant réservés aux anciens de la France Libre et aux membres des associations combattantes et résistantes de la guerre. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle à Claude Bénédick sur le premier volume, signatures manuscrites du général de Gaulle sur les suivants. Quelques traces de pliures sans gravité en marges de certains plats, dos légèrement décolorés. Agréable exemplaire enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        A Dwight Eisenhower Signed Photograph With Colorado Content

      1954. PS. 10” x 9”. No date [probably 1950s]. No place. A black and white photograph signed â€

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. ]
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        The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1954 The true first edition, very good in a very good dust jacket, one of 2500 limited numbers copies, this is number 1914. First Collected Edition stated on the copyright page.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Birds of Arabia.

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1954 - Quarto. Original sand buckram, top edge brown, spine lettered in green. With the dust-jacket. Endpapers slightly browned, light foxing to the fore-edge, overall very good in jacket, with some neat professional repairs to minor splitting and chipping along the top edge. 19 colour plates, 9 photographic plates from the author's photographs, 88 text figures and maps, large folding regional map in end-pocket. First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author to army officer and merchant banker, Sir Reginald Lindsay "Rex" Benson: "In gratitude for 36 years valued friendship". An excellent copy of Meinertzhagen's ornithological magnum opus, inscribed to another freewheeling soldier, one of Meninertzhagen's closest banking and birding friends. The recipient of this copy, Rex Benson, had served with distinction in the first World War (MC, DSO, four times mentioned in despatches). After the armistice he became chief of the British Mission and was attached to the staff of Sir Henry Wilson at the peace conference. He was next military secretary to the governor of Bombay, Sir George Lloyd; then involved in a Meinertzhagen-esque scheme dreamed up by Lloyd George to open trade with post-Revolutionary Russia; liaison officer to the French First Army until the evacuation from Dunkirk; subsequently appointed chairman of the inter-allied timber commission in 1940; in 1941 becoming military attaché at the British embassy in Washington under Lord Halifax. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Strange Concept Car with Beautiful Woman

      1954 - Mixed media on charcoal gray composition board. Signed "R. Arbib '54" Highly imaginative concept car by Richard Arbib This unusual, bird-like front design was conceived of and drawn by Richard Arbib. It is clearly a notion derived from something other than other cars and represents an invitation to a world of creature-like vehicles that car manufacturers turned down. It is enticingly odd, and the beautiful, laughing woman leaning against it seems to be there to reassure the fearful viewer. If someone that beautiful and well-dressed is comfortable with it, why shouldn't I? [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Startling Terror Tales #10-1954 L.B. COLE monster cover-high grade copy pre-code

      Star 1954 - L.B. COLE monster cover. Jay Disbrow pre-code horror. Whipping, torture, misery, crime, weird menace. Glossy cover. Hard to locate in high grade. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VF-

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        JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #17-Atlas-Horror-Pre-Code-Marvel-NICE COPY!

      Atlas 1954 - -Classic pre-code horror. -Atlas! -Manufactured with only a top staple. Gorgeous high grade copy. Slight dust shadow on back cover. Condition: VF

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      New York: American Friends of the Middle East, Inc., 1954 Signed by Eddy on the title page. "From 1943 to 1945, [Eddy] was the U.S. Minister to Saudi Arabia, a consultant for the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) and an instrumental figure in the development of the United States' relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. He was a key figure in the formation of the CIA." This is the only personal account of the meeting between Ibn Suad and F.D.R. 46 pages with one photograph. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. A fine copy, without dust jacket.. Signed. Hardcover.

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        Jedediah Smith and his maps of the American West

      California Historical Society, San Francisco 1954 - Jedediah Smith and his maps of the American West, by Dale L. Morgan and Carl I. Wheat. (San Francisco: The California Historical Society, 1954). Special Publication Number 23, limited to 530 copies. Elephant folio, beautifully set and printed by Lawton R. Kennedy. 86 pp., 4 maps in text, 3 of them folding, + 3 large folding maps encased in pocket at back. One of the most significant Smith items to surface after Dale Morgan's 1953 biography appeared, the book provides clear evidence of Smith's cartographic influence on several western North American maps printed in the 1830s and 1840s. Includes the splendid Fremont-Gibbs-Smith map at facsimile, along with other influential contemporary maps displaying details from Smith's as yet undiscovered master map. Book is in Near Fine condition; Binding slightly faded on spine and upper portion of boards, and slight visible wear at corners, crown and foot of spine. The book rests in an exquisite custom-made clamshell case, with striking tri-color marbled paper interior and white-cloth covered boards, and gilt print title on brown paper glued on the spine, with one corner bump, otherwise in excellent condition. Has book plate of a previous owner, Frank Allen Hubbell. Notes excepted, the book is in superior condition, with tight, solid binding, perfect text and all maps present, with no marks, folds , tears. Due to size and weight, special shipping, handling, insurance will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Profile of America

      1954. First Edition . Signed. (LINDBERGH, Charles A.) DAVIE, Emily, editor. Profile of America. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1954). Quarto, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of this profusely illustrated ""Autobiography of the U.S.A,"" inscribed in the year of publication by Charles A. Lindbergh (who wrote the foreword): ""To James T. Babb With appreciation and best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh 1954."" The recipient James Babb was the head librarian at Yale. ""The book, an illustrated history of the United States, [is] a compilation of writing by Americans like Thoreau and Jefferson. It was critically acclaimed and a best seller. But Congress refused to appropriate money for the United States Information Agency to purchase the book for its libraries abroad after a House appropriations subcommittee objected to the work on the basis of pictures that showed a rural schoolhouse and a plain-looking schoolteacher. The action created a furor in newspapers and magazines. 'What kind of puerility is this?' asked an editorial in The New York Times. 'Is Congress to pass on every book, to censor every publication?'… [Editor Emily Davie] was a granddaughter of a founder of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. She …appeared on the stage on Broadway and at the Old Vic in London"" (New York Times, April 23, 1989 obituary). Book fine, light wear to extremities of dust jacket.

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

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

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        BEAU SABREUR. Original Typescript of a Short Story.

      Unpublished. c.1954. A six page original typescript with autograph emendations in blue ink. A seemingly unpublished short story, narrated by “Lieutenant Raven”, and exhibiting his characteristic acidic turn of phrase and laconic, puerile sense of humour in a tale of two men jostling up-rank in the 1950s British Army. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his fellow artists. [Together with the 4 Volume set of Complete Works of Sir John Vanbrugh (Bloomsbury, The Nonesuch Press, 1927) / Together with an original, limited engraving of Vanbrugh's "Pyramid at Stowe" by Artist John Ingamells (Framed)].

      London, Art and Technics Limited/B.T. Batsford Limited, 1954. - First Edition. 22cm x 32cm. XV, 269, 86 unnumbered pages of illustrations. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear to the slightly stained binding. [Including: Vanbrugh, John. The Complete Works of Sir John VanBrugh. The Plays Edited by Banamy Dobree. The Letters Edited by Geoffrey Webb. Volume I: Introduction / The Relapse / The Provok'd Wife / A Short Vindication of the Relapse and the Provok'd Wife from Immorality and Prohpaneness / Volume II containing: Aesop - Parts I and II / The Pilgrim / The False Friend / The Country House - Volume III: The Confederacy / The Mistake / A Journey to London / The Provok'd Husband / The Fourth Volume containing The Letters // Number1295 of 1300 numbered sets on machine-made paper (total 1410). Four Volumes (complete). Bloomsbury, The Nonesuch Press, 1927. 20cm x 26.5cm. XLIV, 239, 257, 290, 284 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with some signs of external wear. The Volumes in firm condition] Includes for example: The Stature of Vanbrugh/ A question of Draughtsmanship/ a question of authorship/ Cholmondely and the art of Adaptation/ Castle Howard/ Henderskelfe/ An Architect and a Garden Designer/ A London-Talman Proposal/ The Arrival of Vanbrugh/ The First Idea for Castle Howard/ Nicholas Hawksmoor/ Craftsmen and decorators/ out-courts and entrances/ The Authorshiop of the Gardens/ Making the formal gardens/ Solemn woods: Gay ornaments/ Castle Howard today/ Blenheim Palace/ Choosing the architect/ Choosing the site/ The First proposal/ Perfecting the design/ Grinling Gibbons/ The hall and the saloon/ Thornhill and Laguerre/ The Kitchen Court and the East Approach/ The Causeway and the Bridge/ Wise, Switzer, Bridgeman/ Glympton and the events of 1713/ The Woodstock Blunder/ Kimbolton Castle/ Collapse of the South side/ William Coleman/ Four new fronts/ Courts and gardens/ Kimbolton today/ Clarmont/ The Little House/ The Big House/ The Garden/ Eastbury/ the growth of the design/ The Order of Building/ Charles Bridgeman and the Gardens/ Roger Morris and the Completion/ The End of Eastbury/ Stowe/ The Garden's Quality/ Bridgeman and Vanbrugh/ The House/ Gibbs and Kent/ The Goose-Pie in Whitehall/ The Adelphi on Greenwich Hill/ The Grand Manner in Little/ Military Buildings/ Ordnance=Vanbrugh/ Woolwich Arsenal/ Chatham/ Portsmouth/ Plymouth/ Berwick-on-Tweed/ Sir John Vanbrugh (24 January 1664 (baptised) – 26 March 1726) was an English architect and dramatist, perhaps best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. He wrote two argumentative and outspoken Restoration comedies, The Relapse (1696) and The Provoked Wife (1697), which have become enduring stage favourites but originally occasioned much controversy. He was knighted in 1714. Vanbrugh was in many senses a radical throughout his life. As a young man and a committed Whig, he was part of the scheme to overthrow James II, put William III on the throne and protect English parliamentary democracy, and he was imprisoned by the French as a political prisoner. In his career as a playwright, he offended many sections of Restoration and 18th century society, not only by the sexual explicitness of his plays, but also by their messages in defence of women's rights in marriage. He was attacked on both counts, and was one of the prime targets of Jeremy Collier's Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage. In his architectural career, he created what came to be known as English Baroque. His architectural work was as bold and daring as his early political activism and marriage-themed plays, and jarred conservative opinions on the subject. (Wikipedia)

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        The Doors of Perception.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1954. First American edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dr. Rinkel in memory of a very pleasant meeting at Atlantic City Aldous Huxley 1955." The recipient Dr. Max Rinkel was the first doctor to bring LSD to North America. Rinkel, who worked for the Boston Psychopathic's Department of Research, thought that the schizophrenia-like state that LSD seemed to induce might come in handy for researchers; if they could find an antidote to the drug, they might also find the cure for a range of mental illnesses. The first conferences focusing on LSD and mescaline took place in Atlantic City and Princeton, N.J. in 1955, which is presumably where Aldous Huxley met Rinkel and inscribed this book. Huxley is reported to have first taken LSD in 1955 and, like his experiences with mescaline which he detailed in this book, he later described his LSD experiences in 'Heaven and Hell', where he adds on the the the basic premise conceived in this book, that two contrary mystical experiences potentially await when one opens the "doors of perception". Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A notable association. The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley's recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon in May 1953. The book takes its title from a phrase in William Blake's 1793 poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision". Huxley's biographer and friend, the author Sybille Bedford, the book combined sincerity with simplicity, passion with detachment. "It reflects the heart and mind open to meet the given, ready, even longing, to accept the wonderful. The Doors is a quiet book. It is also one that postulates a goodwill - the choice once more of the nobler hypothesis. It turned out, for certain temperaments, a seductive book." For biographer David King Dunaway, The Doors of Perception, along with The Art of Seeing, can be seen as the closest Huxley ever came to autobiographical writing. The book was the influence behind Jim Morrison's naming his band The Doors in 1965.

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        Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations - Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (in 5 volumes)

      New York (1954-1957): Pantheon. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Bollingen Series XL. Folio; VOLUME 1: The Tomb of Ramesses VI (1954), in two volumes, part I is text and part II is a string tied box containing the List of Plates and 196 plates; both volumes in plain brown dust jackets and housed in publisher's brown cloth slipcase with paper label on front panel. VOLUME 2: The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon (1955), plain brown dust jacket and publisher's brown cloth slipcase, with paper label on front panel. VOLUME3 (1957): Mythological Papyri, in 2 volumes, part I is text and part II are the plates, contained in a string tied box, with list of 30 plates, many of them folding. Parts I and II are without dust jackets, but with the publisher's brown cloth slipcase, with paper label on front panel. Books and slipcases are fine, dust jackets are very good to fine.

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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.

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      Zagreb: Kultura, 1954. First edition. Illustrated with 64 full page b/w photographs and photographs to the text throughout by Toso Dabac. Introductory text in Croatian, French, English, and German. 4to. Publisher's biege cloth, some fraying to extremities and light soiling to boards, very good. First edition. Illustrated with 64 full page b/w photographs and photographs to the text throughout by Toso Dabac. Introductory text in Croatian, French, English, and German. 4to. Inscribed by the Artist. A monograph on the work of Croatian sculptor Antun Augustincic (1900-1979), best-known for the Peace (or Horesewoman) monument at the United Nations and the Miner statue in front of the ILO headquarters in Geneva. This copy INSCRIBED by the artist in Croatian on the title page.

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        Superb portrait photo by Dorothy Wilding, boldly signed and dated on the mount, (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1954 - with the photographer's name in capitals on the photo, showing her head and shoulders, facing sideways but turning to the camera , 8" x 6" in mount 10" x 7½", no place,

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        Il Federalista rivista di politica. 14 Bände

      Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista 1954 Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista, Milano, 1954-1988. Zusammen 3988 S. in 14 einheitlichen blauen Halbleinen und Halbkunstleder-Einbänden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - completo / 27 Jahrgänge. Nummer 1 bis 30 / sehr gut erhaltene politische Zeitschrift / good condition / Il Federalista é stato fondato da un gruppo di militanti del Movimento federalista europeo, sezione italiana dell\'Unione europea die federalisti- Esso é uscito in italiano dal 1959 al 1961 e in francese dal 1962 al 1974- Dopo l\'unificazione die movimenti federalisti nel quadro dell\'UEF, ha ripreso le sue pubblicazioni in lingua italiana, divenendo l\'organo del Centro di studi, informazione e documentazione sul federalismo, il regionalismo e l\'unitá (CESFER) di Pavia - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Politik,Zeitschriften

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        Personal Love #25 1954- Frank Frazetta - Golden Age Romance Betty Page

      Famous Funnies 1954 - Tyrone Power and Terry Moore photo cover from "King of the Khyber Rifles" The issue features the famous Frank Frazetta story "Too Late for Love." Historians consider this to be the Betty Page tribute issue as Frank drew the girl in the story to look just like Betty with her well known hair style. Rare and unique. Condition: VF-

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      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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