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        Féerie pour une autre fois II ,Normance

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy.Handsome autograph inscription from Louis-Ferdinand Céline to Micheline (Deshayes), dated "Meudon 1954".Micheline Deshayes est une danseuse étoile, amie de Céline et Lucette Destouches depuis plus de dix ans. On retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (...) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère".La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les Music-Hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son oeuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai a un dieu que s'il danse' s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel (...) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] (...) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour."Ainsi son pamphlet, "Bagatelles" s'ouvre-t-il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses voeux sont inscrits ! ... Jamais écrits !... Le plus nuancé poème du monde !... (...) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !(...) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses... Tout pour la danse !". Suivent les textes de deux ballets de Céline : "Naissance d'une fée et "Voyou Paul, brave Virginie ". Contrepoids à la violence de la narration, la danse réapparaît à la fin du pamphlet avec un nouveau ballet : "Van Bagaden", dont le texte clôt le livre.Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226).Le premier feuillet a été mal découpé par le dédicataire ayant occasionné de légers manques marginaux sans gravité, ex-dono de la dédicataire en tête de la page de faux-titre. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui lui témoigna toujours son amitié malgré ses avanies. (références bibliographiques: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme. Images de la S.D.N ches Céline et chez Cohen In Albert Cohen dans son siècle: actes du colloque international de Cerisy-la Salle). Gallimard Paris 1954 14x21cm broché

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        The Newe Testamente MDXXVI The Four Gospels Gospell of S Mathew; Marke; Luke; Jhon

      Lexington, KY: Anvil Press, 1954. Four volume set. Light blue paper-covered boards with a white printed paper spine label; minor soiling and shelfwear, with a hint of sunning to the spine. The texts are clean and unmarked, except for a very few pages with a tiny spot of soiling. The text is printed in black with red highlights. Limited to 300 copies printed.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Parabole de l'inconnue

      Cairo: Abud Fadil Press, 1954. Limited edition, one of 50 copies of 500 total. Decoration to title and prelims. [20] pp, printed in brown on "Registre Extra des Vosges" paper. Folio (351 x 247 mm). Recent black paper wrappers, with mounted printed panel from original front wrapper. Some tape repairs to blank inner margins, small faint splash stain to front wrapper. Limited edition, one of 50 copies of 500 total. Decoration to title and prelims. [20] pp, printed in brown on "Registre Extra des Vosges" paper. Folio (351 x 247 mm). Rare presentation copy from one of the "Cairo Poets" A very rare publication by a member of the Salamander Society, a collection of mostly English expatriate poets centered in Cairo during the Second World War. A presentation copy, inscribed "To A. Carvely / with every good wishes. / Raoul Parme. / Nov. 25th 1954." The so-called Cairo Poets active during the war years were comprised of two groups: the Personal Landscape group-led by Keith Douglass, Lawrence Durrell, Bernard Spencer, and Terrence Tiller, which maintained a distinctly literary bent-and the Salamander Society, which was founded by Keith Bullen and John Cromer and sought "to memorialize the soldier as amateur poet and oral historian" (Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II, p 17). Parme taught under Bullen at the Gezira Preparatory School, and had translated at least one of Bullen's poems into French for an issue of Oasis. The present work is exceedingly scarce: the only recorded institutional copy is at the American University in Cairo. This copy was inscribed by Parme to Andrew Carvely (1932-1997), a Middle-East specialist who would go on to form a significant T.E. Lawrence collection now at the John Hay Library, Brown University.

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        Marty-revised screenplay

      1954 - Original script that once belonged to the co-producers, Burt Lancaster (an uncredited co-producer) and Harold Hecht (who won an Oscar for best picture). SIGNED by Ernest Borgnine at front of script who played Marty. Also SIGNED and dated by Paddy Chayefsky on a laid-in card, stating "Altered States", with a promotional photo of Chayefsky; comes with a certificate of authenticity for the card and photo, issued by R & R Enterprises. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will also provide a certificate for Borgnine's signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Hart-Davis, 1954. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very nice red boards with silver spine lettering, fractional fade at the very top of the spine, square binding, excellent clean pages and endpapers, no foxing or markins anywhere. The dustwrapper is remarkably bright, not price-clipped, unfaded at the spine (unlike many copies), with some light professional restoration around the spine area, and some light rubbing to the rear panel. A cheery card - 'Good Wishes' - signed by the author is laid in. Overall, a very near fine example of this science fiction classic, with its famous Mugnaini artwork in great shape.

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        Journal littéraire 1893-1956

      Mercure de France 1954-1966, Paris - Dix-neuf volumes in-8, brochés, couverture rempliée. Edition originale tirée à 330 exemplaires ; celui-ci est un des 300 sur vélin de Rives après 30 vélin de Madagascar. A partir du tome VIII, le vélin de Rives est remplacé par un vélin Johannot. Bel exemplaire. Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Death in Venice and seven other stories.

      New York, Vintage Books, 1954. First vintage edition. (3) Blatt, 404 Seiten, (2) Blatt 8°, Original-Broschur der Einband an den Ecken geknickt und am Buchrücken stark berieben, das Buch schiefgelesen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom Literaturnobelpreisträger signiert. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der bedeutendsten Erzähler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Für die Buddenbrooks erhielt Thomas Mann 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR signiert, signed, Thomas Mann, Literaturnobelpreisträger

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        Siddhartha - in the first issue dust wrapper

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

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        The Case of the Restless Redhead

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED ON FEP BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO THE AUTHOR'S LIFE-LONG FRIEND, DR. LEMOYNE SNYDER AND HIS WIFE "FIFI." Dr. Snyder worked with Gardner in "The Court of Last Resort" to free prisoners who were wrongly convicted. Also, Dr. Snyder was Gardner's instructor in the Homicide Investigation Seminar at the Harvard Medical School, fellow author, a talented physician and surgeon, and a lawyer! Dr. Snyder was also the dedicatee of Gardner's book "The D. A. Breaks An Egg." Colorful dust jacket by Charles Lofgren, with price of $2.75 on front flap.

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        Picture Life, Vol 1, No. 4, Signed by Marilyn Monroe

      Zenith Publishing Corp., New York 1954 - Sotocover. 5 1/2 inches by 4 inches. A very good plus, tight, bright copy. The text is flawless. On page 60 is a drawing of what Marilyn Monroe may look like when she is 46. The signature states Me? Marilyn Monroe. Guaranteed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Case of the Runaway Corpse (Inscribed Association Copy)

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO HIS NIECE ON THE FEP: "To Nordy / Who has smoothed over so many of my Chicago troubles / My thanks to one who combines charm, ability and loyalty / Yours, Erle / Erle Stanldy Gardner / June 1954." A near fine copy in a lovely, fine dust jacket, illustrated in color by Charles Lofgren.

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        Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. 11 Volumi

      1954. AUTORE AA. VV. TITOLO Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. 11 Volumi LINGUA Italiano LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Roma - Casa editrice Le Maschere ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE 1954, I Edizione FORMATO 20,5x28,5 TIPO COPERTINA cartonata in tela con fregi e scritte in oro sul dorso N° PAGINE 17.600 circa ILLUSTRAZIONI a Colori e in Bn. DESCRIZIONE LIBRO Volumi sulla storia dello spettacolo così divisi; Volumi dall'I al IX enciclopedia sullo spettacolo Volume indice Repertorio Volume Aggiornamento 1955-1965 I volumi sono in ottime condizioni senza strappi e le copertine sono in ottime condizioni

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        Mémoires de guerre

      1954. Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa per ogni copia. Invio autografo datato 23-02-1955 e firmato Charles De Gaulle "... ricordo che dopo i grandi eventi ..." il primo volume. Dos uniformemente insolated, alcuni punti rari sulle tavole di copertura. Nizza copia arricchito con un bel autografo firmato dal generale De Gaulle. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa pour chacun des exemplaires. Envoi autographe daté du 23-02-1955 et signé de Charles De Gaulle ": ... en souvenir après les grandes épreuves..." sur le premier volume. Dos uniformément insolés, quelques rares rousseurs et épidermures sur les plats de couverture. Agréable exemplaire enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle.

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        Fahrenheit 451 - with an unfaded spine

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

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        L'été

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia della stampa. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Maurice Blanchot, "con il pensiero cordiale e molto fedele ..." Dos e leggermente piatta e marginalmente si tuffa e passato. "Tre anni a un libro, cinque linee per il ridicolo - e falsi virgolette" La reception del The Stranger dalla critica Camus era una delusione dolorosa. Nel suo Panelier rifugio, Camus ha ricevuto il "serial" che invia Pascal Pia spesso disillusi con alcune osservazioni sull'articolo apparso come Henriot nel Tempo. "Non ho mai dubitato qu'Henriot E 'stata una truffa tenuto a confermare questa opinione. " Oltre ad alcuni elementi luminosi Gallimard tiene a sottolineare: "La critica è assurdo infatti Eppure c'era un buon articolo in Arland Coemedia e un altro altrettanto favorevole nella NRF .." Ma questi sono gli articoli "Home" e, inoltre, non necessariamente brillanti "E alcune riserve che facciamo per quanto riguarda questo pensiero (...) è importante che la posizione del signor Camus è sincero ... "Camus non si lascia ingannare:" Critica: povero zona franca, eccellente a Parigi Finalmente tutto si basa su equivoci "... Così, quando Pia invia l'articolo di Blanchot apparso nell'estate del 1942 (e ripetuto in Misstep nel 1943) aggiunge che la valutazione: "Penso che sia lontano, ciò che è stato scritto più intelligente del tuo libro. " L'interesse che i due scrittori stanno facendo è immediato. Nel mese di agosto 1942, Camus è l'invio di due romanzi e Blanchot dedica un paragrafo nel suo diario: "Thomas scopre la sua morte prefigura il futuro (...) Tutte le luci - ma la luce. sordo esperienza balneare asfodelo mortale ". In autunno, Blanchot dedica una lunga discussione di nuovo Sisifo: "... il libro di Camus merita di essere apprezzato un po 'più di un libro notevole letterario." Legato da una reciproca ammirazione, Camus e Blanchot si incontrano regolarmente per la giuria delle Pleiadi o comitati dell'Arca e Gallimard entrambi sono membri. La loro carriera letteraria anche a volte stranamente echo come "The Plague" e "Very High", "allegorie politiche basate sullo sviluppo immaginario di una epidemia in città.", Pubblicato un anno di intervallo. Nel 1954, la pubblicazione del Summer, Blanchot ha pubblicato diverse analisi dell'opera di Camus, a volte gravi riflessioni critiche, ma ancora facendo una lettura attenta e approfondita che riflette la vicinanza intellettuale dei due uomini. Alla morte di Camus, Blanchot lo rendono tributo (poi incluso in "Amicizia"): "La morte ha colpito Camus (...) ci ha fatto in una parte profonda di noi stessi, già morente, ci siamo sentiti come eravamo felici di essere la [sua] contemporaneo e come insidioso questa felicità fu subito rivelata e nascosta, ancora di più, come se il potere di essere contemporanei di noi stessi, in cui il tempo noi apparteniamo con [lui], improvvisamente si trovò gravemente compromessa. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Maurice Blanchot : « avec l'amicale et très fidèle pensée d'Albert Camus ». Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement piqués et passés. « Trois ans pour faire un livre, cinq lignes pour le ridiculiser - et les citations fausses. » La réception de L'Etranger par les critiques fut pour Camus une douloureuse déception. Dans son refuge du Panelier, Camus reçoit les "feuilletons" que lui envoie Pascal Pia avec quelques commentaires souvent désabusés comme sur l'article d'Henriot paru dans le Temps : « Je n'avais jamais douté qu'Henriot fut un con. Il a tenu à confirmer cette opinion. » A côté de quelques articles élogieux que Gallimard tient à souligner : « La critique a été absurde en effet. Pourtant il y a eu un bon article d'Arland dans Coemedia et un autre également favorable dans la NRF. » Mais ce sont là des articles "Maison" et d'ailleurs pas nécessairement brillants: « Et quelques réserves que l'on fasse à l'égard de cette pensée (...) l'important est que la position de M. Camus soit sincère... » Camus n'en est pas dupe: « La critique: médiocre en zone libre, excellente à Paris. Finalement tout repose sur des malentendus. » Aussi lorsque Pia lui envoie l'article de Blanchot paru durant l'été 1942 (et repris dans Faux-pas en 1943) il ajoute cette appréciation : « Je crois que c'est jusqu'ici, ce qu'on a écrit de plus intelligent sur votre livre. » L'intérêt que se portent les deux écrivains est immédiat. Dès le mois d'août 1942, Camus se fait envoyer les deux romans de Blanchot et leur consacre un paragraphe dans son carnet : « Thomas découvre la mort en lui qui préfigure son avenir. (...) Tout s'éclaire - mais de la lumière sans éclat qui baigne les asphodèles du séjour mortel. » A l'automne, Blanchot consacre à nouveau une longue analyse à Sisyphe : « le livre de M. Camus mérite d'être apprécié un peu mieux que comme un livre littérairement remarquable. »  Liés par une admiration mutuelle, Camus et Blanchot se rencontrent régulièrement au jury de la Pléiade ou aux comités de l'Arche et de Gallimard dont ils sont tous deux membres. Leurs parcours littéraires se font également parfois étrangement écho à l'instar de La Peste et du Très-Haut, « allégories politiques fondées sur le développement imaginaire d'une épidémie dans la cité », publiés à un an d'intervalle. En 1954, date de parution de L'Eté, Blanchot publie plusieurs analyses de l'

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        The Caves of Steel

      New York: Doubleday. New York, Doubleday, 1954. First Edition. First Impression. A lovely copy, in near fine condition. British SF author William F. Temple's copy. Some minor rubbing and bumping to the top of the spine and marginal at the lower tip. Colours remain bright and the book presents beautifully. A rare Asimov, in rare condition. Presented with a review slip from Doubleday, also included is a three-page typed review of the book by William F. Temple. Overall a great copy of this wonderful Asimov book. Cover art / illustrations by Ruth Ray [5692, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1954.

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        The Bounty Hunters

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive First Issue dustjacket with the $2.00 printed price present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 Memoirs of Aga Khan. World Enough and Time. With a Foreword by W. Somerset Maugham.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1954 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Light spotting to prelims, endmatter and edges. Colour frontispiece and 16 pages of photographs. First edition, first impression, very scarce presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Miss. L. Moschutto, with the author's very best wishes. Aga Khan". Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah (1877–1957), 48th Imam of Nizari Ismailis (August 17, 1885–1957), was the third Aga Khan, the first President of the All India Muslim League, and served as President of the League of Nations from 1937–38. He helped the British cause during both world wars, and writes in the prologue to this book "When I was a young man I sat next to Queen Victoria at a dinner party, and talked to her throughout it; the other day, I sat next to Queen Elizabeth II at a tea party and talked to her throughout it". It is highly likely racehorses were the major topic of conversation – the Aga Khan owned three Derby winners. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVI: Catalogo Razonado de Libros Impresos en Mexico de 1539 a 1600

      Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1954 581 pages with facsimile imprints and index. Quarto (11" x 8 3/4") issued in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. This edition edited by A Millares Carlo. Limited to 2000 copies this is a reprint of the 1886 edition. The pride of Hispanic American scholars and collectors in the work of the sixteenth-century press of Mexico has found its reflection in a group of special bibliographies and bibliographical monographs of which one customarily speaks in superlatives. Without in any sense lessening the degree of praise accorded the other, it can be said that the greatest among them all is the Bibliografiamexicana del siglo XVI of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, first published in a splendid volume in 1886. That book declared itself on every page to be one of the most distinguished bibliographical works of the century, a noble tribute to the press whose work it recorded. Its historical discussion of the origins of the press in Mexico move the whole question into the realm of scholarly speculation; its full and richly annotated entries of titles and comment upon special copies were exact as well as leisurely and easy in presentation; and its sketches of authors and others concerned in the books described attained in many instances the stature of definitive biographies. Its authority has never lessened, never been seriously impugned. I has never been supplanted, only enlarged and carried on. The Mexicans, Noclas Leon and Emilio Valton; the Chilean Jose Toribio Medina; and the North American, Henry R Wagner, have humbly and zealously followed in its train, adding here a little and there a little, or taking up for elaboration one of its partly developed special aspects, each one adding to the original work and enhancing its reputation among scholars of succeeding generations. (Review from HAHR November 1954) Condition: Jacket chipped at corners and head and heal of spine, spine sunned, lightly soiled a very good copy in like jacket.. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good. Quarto.

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        Meine Heimat-Schönlanke und Netzekreis

      Ein Buch mit über 100 Karten geklebt Postkartenformat Mit dem Bild vom 1.Vorsitzenden des Heimatverein Schönlanke und Netzekreis.1954. Bürgermeister Erich Froese. 1 Blatt,Schönlanker Heimatlied von Regina Baczkowski Heftung hat Rostspuren RG-6-Nr.74

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        LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (Inscribed, and SIGNED by both Helen and Scott)

      Harborside, Maine: The Social Science Institute, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. "Being a Plain Practical Account of a Twenty Year Project in a Self-Subsistent Homestead in Vermont, Together with Remarks on How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World" Bright red and white patterned boards, with tan spine, lettered in black. No additional printings, mentioned. The inscription on the front free endpaper reads, simply, "Greetings from Helen & Scott Nearing", with the word "Helen" being in Helen's distinctly different hand, and Scott finishing. Lacks slipcase. Below the Nearing's inscription, the book was rededicated -- judging by this inscription -- apparently by residents of Harborside, Maine) sometime after completing their Vermont experiment. The inscription is "from all 4 Eberharts" and is quite likely from the family of famed American poet Richard Eberhart who summered in Harborside, Maine,where the Nearings also lived (and published this book) The rest of this probable association copy inscription reads, in its entirety, "For _______ and ________ from all 4 Eberharts to remind them to come back to the Cape where Scott Nearing's vegetables grow!"

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        CONGIUNTURA ECONOMICA, BOLLETTINO DI INFORMAZIONI DELL'ISTITUTO PER GLI STUDI DI ECONOMIA anno IX

      ISTITUTO PER GLI STUDI DI ECONOMIA, 1954. ITALIANO 1,91 Annualità completa della rivista mensile di economia rilegata assieme con coperta rigida rossa, titoli d'oro al dorso, leggermente usurata ai bordi, al piede ed alla cima, dorso leggermente scolorito con adesivo biblioteca al piede, tracce di umidità e relativo scolorimento alla parte bassa della coperta, fioritura ai tagli, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo e con alcuni segni con matite e colori USATO

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        The Two Towers

      George Allen and Unwin, 1954 A first edition, first printing published by George Allen and Unwin in 1954. A very good book with one name inscription to endpaper. Patch of fading to the spine. Map complete and present. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the bottom and top of the spine and now presents as a very nice copy indeed. The rare second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.[removed][removed]

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        Rotational States of Atomic Nuclei.

      Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaards Forlag, 1954. Author's presentation copy of Aage Bohr's doctoral dissertation. "This paper, which gives a survey of the theory of nuclear rotational states and of the experimental evidence concerning this type of nuclear excitation, is based upon studies begun during the author's stay at Columbia University in 1949-59, and since then continued at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Copenhagen." Aage Bohr (1922-2009), the son of Niels Bohr, began studying physics at the University of Copenhagen in 1940. In October 1943, he fled, with the rest of the Bohr family, to Sweden to escape the Nazi occupation. Some time later, he followed his father to England, and served during this time as his father's secretary and assistant. In August 1945 he was able to return to Denmark, and resume his studies. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and in 1956 became professor at the University of Copenhagen. From 1963-1970 he was director of the Niels Bohr Institute, and from 1975 he was director of NORDITA. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection." The other prize winners in that year were Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater, both of whom Aage Bohr thanked in this thesis. 8vo (234 x 147 mm), original printed wrappers (with some very light sporring), pp. [1-7] 8-54, inscribed in pen by Aage Bohr to upper right corner of front wrapper 'Til Tante Rigmor [Adler] med autors underdanigste hilsen'.

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        Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue. SIGNED to flyleaf by the late Kenneth Lewis, illustrator of this jacket, with added inscription 'artist to Ian Fleming'. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, titled and decorated in gilt, with original dust-wrapper crediting artist Lewis to the front flap immediately below the blurb, correctly priced twice at 10/6. A very good copy indeed with some light toning the page edges, previous description affixed to endpaper, discreet stain to rear pastedown, gilt to the covers remains bright (often tarnishes), dustwrapper with some minor edgewear and some spotting and a small stain to rear panel. The second issue, as described in the bibliography, with Lewis' credit appearing immediately below the blurb on the front flap, about two-thirds down. Working as a freelance artist, Kenneth Lewis (1926-2016) produced the first three dust-jacket designs for the James Bond hardbacks under the direction of the author. Gilbert A2a (1.3), p.647.

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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.. First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, titled and decorated in gilt, with original dustwrapper crediting artist Kenneth Lewis to the front flap. The jacket is in the final proof-state with unclipped corners and correct spacing within the Irish Times quote on the rear panel. The front flap features a portion of the printer's guide colour marker-dot. This is the second state of the first issue, with Lewis' credit appearing 27mm below the final line of blurb on the front flap, about two-thirds down. Both book and jacket exhibiting some minor wear; gilt a touch dulled, jacket slightly rubbed with one tiny nick, small circular mark to upper. Overall a bright, clean, near fine copy, housed in a custom-made clamshell box.

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        The Lord of the Rings [Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring/The Two Towers/The Return of the King - All first edition, first printings]

      George Allen and Unwin, 1954 A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin in 1954-5. All are fine copies (slightest trace of spotting to the second volume) in fine red morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. Comes with a custom-made slip case. No inscriptions. A superb set indeed.[removed][removed]

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

      Pantheon, New York (1954-1957) - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shane

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston MA 1954 - 1954 1st illustrated edition (no later copyright date). Pale tan cloth, front panel title & gun motif in brown. SIGNED BY AUTHOR w/o inscription on ffep. Faint tape stains on pastedowns, some signatures light tanning to fore edge, otherwise near fine. Unclipped d/w with original price ($2.75) in mylar sleeve. D/w rubbed at corners and ends of spine, otherwise VG, bright & uncreased [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aforesaid.

      New York, Henry Holt, 1954. 8°. 114 pages. Modern Hardcover / Full green morocco with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. First edition of this limited edition. One of only 650 copies issued [of which only 500 were for sale] in commemoration of the poet's 80th birthday. Recently beautifully rebound in a modern design in full green Maroquin (Morocco), with gilt lettering on spine and signed by Robert Frost on the limitation page.

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        Aria D'Italia: Espressione di Gio Ponti

      Daria Guarnati Editore - Milano, 1954. Oversized trade paperback in Italian and English. The book is good with shelfwear, some damage to the plastic laminate on the covers, bumped corners, damage to the very top of the spine and the bottom inch or so (the spine is tape reinforced), some fairly small tears to the covers and a corner of the back cover missing. A good example of a very scarce resource.. Trade Paperback. Good.

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        First Iwo Jima flag raiser John H. Bradley's very own medical training booklet, signed by him, along with the Marine Corps War Memorial Program

      Various, Various. Various. "A fantastic two piece set:1) Bradley's personally owned softcover handwritten booklet, 3.5"" x 5.5"". Front cover signed by John Bradley along with his grade and division, ""John H. Bradley"", ""Ph.M 2/C"" grade, ""Co E 28th Marines 5th Division Camp Pendleton"", along with his notes of ""24-30-20 / Marval Hosp 138"". Includes 25 pages of his detailed handwritten notes, and a pocket size emergency card titled ""Chemical Warfare Pocket Reference Card"", sized 5.5"" x 4"". Personally owned by John Bradley, and handed down to his son, James Bradley who has certified the piece was from his personal collection. The signed certification will accompany the booklet. Covers rubbed, and slightly grubby. Spine is rubbed with slight edgewear and loss. Front page is detached.2) John H. Bradley's very own Marine Corps War Memorial program from the 1954 Dedication. Softcover stapled program booklet with decorative satin tasseled cord, 6"" x 9"". Front cover dated November 10, 1954/Arlington Virginia, with a gilt/bronze raised relief design of the famous photo depicting the IWO Jima flag raising to the front. Eight page program on heavy paper stock. , includes ""Order of Event, Board of Directors, Dedication Committee, and the Story Of The Memorial"" . Personally owned by John Bradley, and handed down to his son, James Bradley who has certified the piece was from his personal collection. The signed certification will accompany the program. Wraps slightly age toned with faint handling marks ,with the internal pages being clean and bright. Bradly's softcover handwritten booklet is a very personal artifact owned and used by John Bradley during his medical training at Camp Pendleton during WWII in 1944. Bradley served with this unit in the latter part of 1944 shortly before the 28th was deployed to IWO Jima, where Bradley raised the flag on Mount Suribachi and received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism. The book has 25 pages of detailed medical notes required to pass the PhM2c test. His notes include those listing essential aspects of blood coagulation, blood pressure, valves of the blood vessels, anatomy of bones and muscles, joint motion, organ systems, etc. The PhM2c test allowed Bradley to become a medical specialist allowing him to work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. In addition, hospital corpsmen perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to sailors and their families. The pocket size ""Chemical Warfare Pocket Reference Card"" lists out the names of various chemicals used as weapons, their odor, properties, symptoms on the human body, treatment and decontaminating agents.Wonderfully complimented by Bradley's personal memorial piece owned by John Bradley. The program was used in the 1954 Marine Corps War Memorial dedication which was the sculptural representation of Joe Rosenthal's famous photo of the flat raising upon IWO Jima during WWII. The program reads ""… a picture of six grimy, tired, disheveled men - far from home and the comforts of home - struggling to raise their flag on enemy soil … a flag which would announce to al who could see that one more step had been taken in the long march to victory and peace."" The famous Marine Corps War memorial statue consists of front and rear inscriptions, and inscribed in gold letters around the polished black granite upper base of the memorial is the date and location of every United States Marine Corps major action up to the present time.Front (west side): ""Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue"" - ""Semper Fidelis""Rear (east side): ""In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The United States Marine Corps Who Have Given Their Lives To Their Country Since 10 November 1775""Along with a Marker for the Marine Corps""Dedicated To The Marine Dead Of All Wars, And Their Comrades Of Other Services Who Fell Fighting Beside Them.""The flag raising at IWO Jima occurred twice in the battle. The first was at 8 AM on February 23, when Bradley and Navy corpsman, PhM2c. Gerald Ziehme (replaced PhM3c. Langley who was wounded in action on February 21), were part of the 40-man combat patrol (mostly from Third Platoon, Easy Company) were sent to climb up the east slope of Mount Suribachi to seize and occupy the crest and to raise an American flag to signal that the mountaintop was captured. On top, the Marines found a steel pipe to attach the flag unto. The flagstaff was taken to the highest position on the crater. Seeing the raising of the national colors immediately caused loud cheering from the Marines, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen on the beach below and from the men on the ships near the beach. After the flag was raised, Bradley, who was with the group of Marines near the flagstaff, pitched in to help the flagstaff stay vertical in the terrific winds on the volcano.The Second Flag raising, the one memorialized by the Pulitzer prize winning photo, was initiated using a larger flag in order for the American flag to be seen more easily from the ships, beaches, and land off and around Mount Suribachi. Marine Sgt. Michael Strank was ordered to ascend Mount Suribachi with Marines from his squad and raise the replacement flag and return with the first flag that was flying on top.John Bradley was an awardee of both the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his contributions during the battle. His handwritten booklet is a unique, very personal piece, used by Bradley for his medical training, with impeccable provenance. The fantastic example of this handsome war memorial program, pairs perfectly with his booklet and also was personally owned by John Bradley. Bradley was an awardee of both the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his contributions during the battle. The memorial stands today located on a high ridge, overlooking the national capital."

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        Le grand Bob

      Original, one of the paper numbered luxury only large papiers.binding in full brown cloth, flat spine, part of title green sheepskin falsely indicating "Le grand soir" 100 Edition, guards and contreplats marbled paper, blankets and back preserved, modest contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Presses de la cité Paris 1954 12x18,5cm relié

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de têteAutograph inscription from Louis-Ferdinand Céline to his friend Pierre Duverger, the only photographer to have taken color photographs of CélineQuality blueish paper covers, sunned (as is often the case)Ex libris pasted onto foot of half-titleThis copy has a half black morocco chemise, spine in six compartments, date to foot, and a slipcase edged in black morocco, both by Goy & Vilaine. Gallimard Paris 1954 14x21cm relié sous chemise et étui

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        The story of O: with A slave's revolt; an essay on The Story of O

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1954. 187p., text in English, colophon states "This First Edition/of The Story of O/was printed by/Imprimerie Richard,/Paris, in June 1954." Original purple wraps with star design framing on front cover, black titles, wear to folds and edges with mild splitting to covers at folds, otherwise a good first edition of the unauthorized English language translation published contemporaneously with the French edition. Grier B* (T?).

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        Live and Let Die....

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, titled and decorated in gilt, with original dustwrapper crediting artist Kenneth Lewis to the front flap. The jacket is in the final proof-state with unclipped corners and correct spacing within the Irish Times quote on the rear panel. The front flap features a portion of the printer's guide colour marker-dot. This is the second state of the first issue, with Lewis' credit appearing 27mm below the final line of blurb on the front flap, about two-thirds down.Both book and jacket exhibiting some minor wear; gilt a touch dulled, jacket slightly rubbed with one tiny nick, small circular mark to upper. Overall a bright, clean, near fine copy, housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Gilbert A2a (1.2)....

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        L'été

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête.A fine copy, very attractive. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Contre Sainte-Beuve suivi de Nouveaux mélanges

      Gallimard. First edition, one of 85 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête after 16 Japon.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Kean

      First edition of the adaptation by Jean-Paul Sartre, one of 46 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Fly BEA. Amsterdam. British European Airways.

      British European Airways Corporation. No date. Ca. 1954. Vintage color lithograph poster, 39 3/4 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with all short edge tears now mended and minimized with Japanese paper, toning, soft creasing and short tears to outer edges. pinhole at each corner; good, clean and bright condition. This striking vintage poster features a colorful artistic rendering by Peter Collins of a street and canal scene in Amsterdam. "Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable" printed at lower right corner. "BEA. 1906/2m/7/54." printed in lower left corner.

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        The Second World War...

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1948-1954. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS (the preferred editions) in original dust jackets of Churchill's masterpiece. An outstanding set. "In order to write The Second World War Churchill assembled a team of researchers under the leadership of his pre-war assistant, the Oxford historian William Deakin. Churchill and his team enjoyed the full co-operation of the cabinet secretary, Norman Brook, who gave them almost unlimited access to wartime files. In return Churchill submitted drafts of the book to be vetted by Whitehall, thus turning it into a semi-official history. His method was to have all the relevant documents set up in galley proof so that he could then insert linking passages or narratives of events. The tone and structure of the final text were unmistakably Churchillian, and so too were his personal recollections... Appearing in six volumes between 1948 and 1954, The Second World War was published in hardback in fifteen countries and translated into eleven languages. It was not history, Churchill insisted, but a contribution to history. Nevertheless he imprinted his version of events on the minds of a generation" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).Comprising: The Gathering Storm (Vol 1); Their Finest Hour (Vol 2); The Grand Alliance (Vol 3); The Hinge of Fate (Vol 4); Closing the Ring (Vol 5); Triumph and Tragedy (Vol 6).London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Six volumes. Books remarkably fine, with spine gilt extremely bright and red top stain rich and unfaded. Dust jackets in outstanding condition with volume titles strong on all spines (very rare with this set). An extraordinary set, one of the nicest we've seen. Fine / As New....

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