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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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?).

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books]
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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)....

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      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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        Derriere le Miroir 66 67 68 Chagall: Paris fantastique. June-July-August 1954 With 11 original lithographs by Chagall

      Derriere le Miroir 66 67 68 Chagall: Paris fantastique. June-July-August 1954One of the rarest numbers of Derriere le Miroir, published in 1954 following Chagall exhibition of 29 paintings about Paris at Galerie Maeght. This issue contains 9 original lithographs by Chagall in color of which one in double page: La Nuit a Paris, La Tour Eiffel à l'Âne, Le Dimanche, Quai aux Fleurs, Quai de Bercy, Les Monstres de Notre-Dame, Saint-Germain des Prés, L'Opéra, Le Carrousel du Louvre; and two original lithographs in black and white: Mère et Enfant à la Tour Eiffel, Le Panthéon".Text in French by Marcel Arland and Lionello Venturi. Beautiful copy, in very good condition with minor wear on the edges. More pictures on request.

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        Mes caravanes

      Seghers. First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies.A good copy. Seghers Paris 1954 14,5x19cm broché

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

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        [Live and Let Die] Contained within 'Bluebook' magazine, Vol. 99, No.1.

      McCall Corporation, May 1954. FIRST US APPEARANCE. Scarce American abridged publication of the second James Bond novel, appearing here nearly a whole year before the American book-form edition, and just one month after the UK Cape edition. This story can be found on pp88-128, printed in double columns. There are two exclusive illustrations, both in colour; the frontispiece on p.88 and the dramatic cover painting. Magazine format in illustrated paper wraps, originally priced at 25 cents. Cheap paper toned, some minor wear otherwise a particularly bright example. FineAn extremely elusive periodical printing of a James Bond novel- not mentioned by the previous bibliographers Iain Campbell, Otto Penzler and Biondi/ Pickard. A major rarity and a highspot of any serious Ian Fleming/James Bond collection.

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        Eugenics Quarterly: Vol. 1-15

      Halbleinen 15 Bände in 8 Büchern aus den Jahren 1954-1968. Alles ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de têteRed Jansenist morocco by HDuhayon, spine in 6 compartments, date at foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers of white calf, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt, slipcase edged in red moroccoA fine copy in a handsome binding. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x18,5cm relié

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      [Eugene]: University of Oregon, 1954-57. [Eugene]: University of Oregon. 1954-57. Four volumes: Kesey's college yearbooks for his four years at the University of Oregon, where he would later teach a graduate writing course, and where his archive resides. In Oregana '54, Kesey is pictured as a member of Stizer Hall, as a member of the freshman wrestling team, and at the WRA Festival. Rubbing to the edges; very good. Oregana '55 pictures Kesey as a member of Skull and Dagger, in the shadows of a stage production, and as a member of Beta Theta Pi. Some foxing and mustiness; very good. In Oregana '56, Kesey is pictured as a member of the Druids (an organization of the most outstanding men in the junior class); a member of the Order of the O (charged with enforcing campus traditions); a columnist for the Oregon Daily Emerald; a cast member of Macbeth; a member of Beta Theta Pi (a mark on this page reverses the names of two rows of men); and a member of the wrestling team. Minor foxing to covers; near fine. Lastly, his senior yearbook (Oregana '57), shows Kesey as a member of the wrestling team and as a narrator in a "Vodvil" skit. It's uncommon to encounter a complete set of these yearbooks; we've had such a set only once before. A few stains to rear endpages, some rubbing to covers; overall very good. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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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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        Live and Let Die - In first issue wrapper complete with clamshell box

      Cape, 1954 A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1954. The book is very good+/near fine with one name to the ffep and a small bookseller's ticket to the corner of the front pastedown. The gilt on the vignette to the front board and the spine titles is slightly faded. In a very good+ unclipped first issue wrapper which has NO mention of the dust wrapper artist, Kenneth Lewis on the front flap. The spine of the wrapper is a deep purple with some minor wear to the head of the spine and to corners. Some gentle soiling to the rear panel. Some very faint staining to the end-flaps. Now housed in a custom-made clamshell box decorated with gilt titles. A rare first edition, first issue and a lovely item indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Betriebsberater (BB). Zeitschrift für Recht, Steuern und Wirtschaft. 9. Jahrgang 1954 - 70. Jahrgang 2015. Dabei die Fünfjahresregister 1966-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1980.

      Frankfurt, Deutscher Fachverlag, 1954-1970. 30 x 21 cm, Leinen Einbände teilweise berieben und angeschmutzt. Innen sauber und gut. Schöne und umfangreiche Reihe dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift. Versand D: 20,00 EUR

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        Lord of the Flies.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1954 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of Golding's first and best known novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lower Tertiary Foraminifera of the Qatar Peninsula. London, printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1954.

      1954. Folio (256 x 318 mm). VIII, (2), 96 pp. With 15 leaves of plates and several illustrations in the text. Original cloth with giltstamped spine title. Only edition. - Systematic account of fossilized foraminifera discovered in the desert of the Qatar Peninsula. OCLC 8202535. Not in Macro.

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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper, inscribed to former owner in "Glen Canyon 1981". Very Good with light rubbing at tips, small indent to spine near bottom, light lean to spine, previous owner book plate to front paste down. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.50 intact, light rubbing, light fading to spine panel, light chipping at edges and two repairs made from the verso. The author's first published book, which after an initial publication of 5,000 copies he immediately wanted to disown. It has never been reprinted as per Abbey's request, and signed copies are extremely scarce.

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        Local Color.

      Awali, Bahrain: [for the photographer], c.1954 - Landscape quarto (195 × 245 mm). Original comb-bound, black-coated heavy card boards, map design in white on black to the front board. A little rubbed at the edges, contents remain excellent, overall very good. 23 leaves of silk-finish photographic stock with black and white photographs printed both sides, another similar image mounted inside the lower board, and a contents listing, including technical details for each image, camera, exposure &c., inside the front. First and only edition, just one other copy traced in SOAS, miscatalogued under the unlikely name of "Holebtock", which on examination has fewer plates, but some different images, and is without the technical contents listing. The SOAS copy also lacks its lower board. Wonderful selection of well-composed and printed images of mid-twentieth century Bahrain. Contains attractive views, various trades and "types", includes a portrait of the Sheikh of Bahrain with Ibn Saud, and aerial views of Awali, the town founded in the 30s by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) to house their HQ and foreign technical staff, and of Dhahran, Saudi HQ of ARAMCO. Approximate dating from the fact that the sheikh in the initial double portrait is Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa (1894-1961), who ruled 1942-61, and King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, with whom he is pictured, died in 1953. Also, the aerial images show the respective administrative "capitals" at a state development consonant with a date in the late 1940s to early 1950s, and the Fairchild K-20 used to take them was a high-quality, wartime military handheld model produced 1941-5, and therefore likely to be entering the army-surplus market around this time. We have been unable to find much background on Holdstock, beyond that he was a BAPCO employee in the Awali in the 1940s, and was a pretty good golfer, winner of the company's Kingsbury Cup in both 1940 and 1941, and the Russell Cup for 1941. Uncommon, and highly attractive visual record of the Gulf before the acceleration of its oil-fired modernisation in the latter part of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1954. Litografia a colori Buon es. ns. es. n.26/125 Firmata in basso a destra

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        Dear Tom ---by Jane Fraser -a Signed Copy ( Rosamunde Pilcher )

      London, England: London, UK: Mills and Boon, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing, 1954. ----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copyin original brown cloth with black lettering, a tight square copy, a bit of age toning to endpapers, --- musty smell ---, in a Very Good dustjacket with some short closed tears, a bit of sunning to the red colour on the spine, a nice bright example of the jacket which is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, this copy has been signed and inscribed "Mrs. D___ with best wishes Jane Fraser 10/9/54", a rare title but extremely rare in dustjacket and stupidly rare signed, --- her 6th book, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ ( see Description )/Very Good (see description). Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

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      University of Oregon 1954-57, [Eugene] - Four volumes: Kesey's college yearbooks for his four years at the University of Oregon, where he would later teach a graduate writing course, and where his archive resides. In Oregana '54, Kesey is pictured as a member of Stizer Hall, as a member of the freshman wrestling team, and at the WRA Festival. Rubbing to the edges; very good. Oregana '55 pictures Kesey as a member of Skull and Dagger, in the shadows of a stage production, and as a member of Beta Theta Pi. Some foxing and mustiness; very good. In Oregana '56, Kesey is pictured as a member of the Druids (an organization of the most outstanding men in the junior class); a member of the Order of the O (charged with enforcing campus traditions); a columnist for the Oregon Daily Emerald; a cast member of Macbeth; a member of Beta Theta Pi (a mark on this page reverses the names of two rows of men); and a member of the wrestling team. Minor foxing to covers; near fine. Lastly, his senior yearbook (Oregana '57), shows Kesey as a member of the wrestling team and as a narrator in a "Vodvil" skit. It's uncommon to encounter a complete set of these yearbooks; we've had such a set only once before. A few stains to rear endpages, some rubbing to covers; overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 221, [3]pp. Small booksellers ticket to lower front pastedown, spine ends nudged and slightly worn, with pinpoint wear to cloth at upper corners; clean throughout, Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.95), with minute wear to base of spine, and barest hit of offset to flap corners from the tape on mylar; a bright, very Near Fine example. Finney's first novel, centered around five young people with various talents who come together to perform a casino heist. Basis for the 1955 Phil Karlson film starring Guy Madison, Kim Novak, and Brian Keith, and an inspiration for 'Ocean's Eleven' and many similar caper films that would follow. A lovely copy of a cheaply-made title, one which seldom shows up in collector's condition. The Dark Page II, pp.56-57; Hubin, p.145.

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        Portrait photograph of Geoffrey Holder in dance pose

      1954. 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Fine. 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches.

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        Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 438 pages. Follows the geologist and ethnologist's explorations of the Green and Colorado Rivers and the Grand Canyon. 'This book is an attempt to write a biography that is the history of not a personality but of a career' -- from the Author's Note. Illustrated with sepia-toned fold-out panorama of the Grand Canyon, two sections of photo reproductions and black-and-white maps. The first printing was 6,000 copies. Colberg, Wallace Stegner: A Descriptive Bibliography, A13. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the edges. Much nicer than usually found. Signed by Stegner on the half-title.

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        Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren erster Teil. ( Alles Erschienene).

      Frankfurt, S. Fischer 1954. 441 S. Orig.-Leder mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe.- WG. 130; Bürgin I,99.- (= Stockholmer Gesamtausgabe).- Eines von 500 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Kalbsleder, im Impressum von Thomas Mann signiert.- Rücken etwas gedunkelt, schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Literatur; Signed

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        The Report of Norman Dodd, Director of Research Covering His Direction of the Staff of The Special Committee of The House of Representatives to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations for the Six Months' Period November 1, 1953 - April 30, 1954

      The Long House Inc, 1954. 16 pages. The famous report by Norman Dodd's which made incredible discoveries about the true intentions of America's huge tax-exempt foundations. Modest wear. Prior owner's name atop title page. Marginalia and/or underlining to 10 pages. A sound copy.

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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. 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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      Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 1954 - Colour off-set print (Very Good, some very light wear along original folds, some areas of toning but overall a great example), 93 x 71 cm (36.5 x 28 inches). This excellent, large-format, separately-issued map is the first comprehensive and scientific geological map of British East Africa (today comprising the modern nations of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda), predating the first such maps that were made depicting the region’s three individual colonies. East Africa’s highly complex geology is depicted with great precision, with the ‘Geological Index’, or legend, in the lower right identifying 19 distinct geological zones by their own resplendent colour and letter symbols, in addition to the numerous fault lines which traverse the area. East Africa is one of the world’s most geologically ancient, diverse and rugged lands, and the present map is the result of many years of painstaking surveys and scientific observations. In addition, all major cities, towns, roads and railways are depicted in a light green hue, along with political divisions and the names of the various provinces of Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). The map was produced as the result of a great conference of the region’s geologists in 1952, which provided the first complete and accurate general picture of the geology of East Africa, with the map being published in Dar es Salaam not long thereafter. Historical Background: The Early Geological Mapping of East Africa The interior of East Africa was one of the last regions of the world to be explored, let along colonized by Europeans. While the coastal areas were opened to European trade since the end of the 15th Century, the interior was a virtual enigma until the 1840s, when Westerners began to head inland. However, it would not be until the 1880s that they possessed a good idea of the region’s general geography, from the coasts of the Indian Ocean through to the Great Lakes of Africa. In 1885, at the Berlin Conference, the European powers divided up between themselves the as yet colonized regions of Africa. Germany clamed Tanganyika (the mainland portion of modern Tanzania), which became Deutsch-Ostafrika in 1891. The British made the island sultanate of Zanzibar a protectorate in 1890; in 1894 they made Uganda a colony, and the following year what was later known as Kenya became the British East Africa protectorate. The geological mapping of East Africa was somewhat arrested by the fact that the region was not seen to be especially rich in precious minerals, in sharp contrast to South Africa, which possessed the world’s largest deposits of gold, platinum and diamonds (and which was geologically mapped much earlier). Consequently, the geological mapping lacked the heavy funding and sense of urgency motivated by commercial interests, and was carried out a more leisurely pace, following administrative obligations and intellectual curiosity. That being said, the German geologist Alexander Sadebeck published a geological map of East Africa, dated 1872, but this was based on fragmentary information, made at a time when not even the basic topography of the region was understood. This was followed up by Gustav A. Fisher’s more sophisticated mapping of the geology of the rifts grabens in what is today southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, which was published in 1884. Following that, John Walter Gregory published a geological sketch map of the southern part of British East Africa and the northern part of German East Africa as part of his classic work The Great Rift Valley (1896), which while an impressive effort, identifying the basic geological zones, was far from scientific or precise. Beyond that, geologists concentrated their efforts on episodic projects dealing with specific areas, such as academic studies of local sites, and geological reconnaissance relating to mines and the construction of railroads. World War I disrupted and delayed any notions of conducting systematic scientific geological surveys of

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Smith Act - Red Scare - McCarthysim

      1954. Some marks and discreet annotations; small number of items with toning and minor wear, generally fine.. 50 items, various sizes and formats including broadsides, pamphlets, mimeograph leaflets, multi-page mimeo reports, small posters and handbills. Collection documenting a range of actions, rallies, petitions, protests, and events resisting the anti-comunist hysteria of the early Cold War era. Among the organizations represented are Civil Rights Congress, Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, labor unions, various arms of CPUSA, pro-labor attorneys Robert W. Kenny and William Easterman, and others.

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        transmissions. two black and white, and five coloured original lithographs.

      - (Zürich), Kratz Presse, Emil Matthieu, Juni 1954. 32,3 : 24 cm. 2 Bl. Titel u. Text von Katherine Kuh, Chicago und Willy Rotzler, Zürich sowie 5 doppelblattgr. Farblithographien u. 2 schwarzweisse Lithographien auf dem Orig.-Umschlag. In 100 Exemplaren erschienen. - Druck der Lithographien von H.Kratz, Zürich. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Carmelus. Commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano Editi. Bände / Volumes 1(1954) - 54(2007), + 56(2009).

      Edizioni Carmelitane, Roma 1954-2009, 8°, einfache Bibliotheks-Pappbände, teils original-kartoniert, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel (Jesuiten-Bibliothek), Einbände teils etwas fleckig und bestoßen, Rücken teils etwas knickspurig, Schnitt teils fleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, / simple library-hardcover, some volumes original softcover, ex-library copy with back label, stamp on title page (Jesuits Library), binding partly bumped and stained, backs partly creased, cutting stained, otherwise fine,Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Leather Slipcase

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A very scarce copy of an early printing of the US Edition. The 1954 Houghton Mifflin Edition, 6th overall printing, or the 2nd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 6th printing on front flap, dustjacket is priced clipped, title page verso notes as "Printed in Great Britain", without any printing history. This is the only jacket that states "In Preparation" above "The Lord of the Rings" on the back flap. Only the 2nd printings of the 2nd edition have this notation. One of only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The text block is clean and bright, a few spots of foxing to the preliminary pages, does not affect the color frontispiece or title page, bound in the teal colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows very little shelf wear, slight rubbing at the folds, no soiling to note, the spine is darkened, but the corners are unbumped. Features the title, dwarves hat, author, and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink, still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners name or writing. The dustjacket shows a bit of loss to the spine fold corners, while the flap folds show only the most minor rubbing and slight color loss. A couple minor closed tears along the edges. The only other fault would be a bit of soiling and darkening to the light colored areas, with the spine tanned a bit more. A wonderful copy, scarce in its original dustjacket in this lovely condition. A full leather custom slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover, to protect and show this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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