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        Under The Net

      A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1954. A near fine book without inscriptions with a little spotting to the top edge. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper with a little light loss to the top of the spine. Some light marks to the rear panel. Spine a little browned.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Poésies documentaires complètes

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione Collective, una copia del servizio stampa. Autografo bello e prezioso firmato dall'autore: "A Raymond Queneau e sua bella moglie éléèves questo test di lingua slang per 2 ° grado per sobborgo industriale di navigatore contadino per l'acqua e il resto in piedi. Il suo vecchio amico Mac. " Copia completa del suo prega di inserire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Pierre Mac Orlan : " A Raymond Queneau et à sa gentille femme cet essai de langage d'argot pour éléèves du 2e degré, pour cultivateur de banlieue industrielle, pour navigateur d'eaux stagnantes et pour le reste. Son vieil ami Mac." Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mémoires de Guerre, tome 1 : L’Appel. 1940 - 1942.

      - Editions Plon 1954. Fort in-8 broché de 680 pages au format 14,5 x 5 x 23 cm. Couverture avec titre imprimé en rouge et noir. Petit manque angulaire au coin supérieur droit du 1er plat. Dos carré, mais insolé et fendu. Intérieur frais. Exemplaire en partie non coupé. Une carte dépliante, située, en fin d'ouvrage. Un des 50 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur papier roto blanc ( n° 39 ), après 69 sur hollande et 425 sur vélin. Edition originale en bel état général. Précieux et rare exemplaire enrichi d'une belle dédicace autographe, signée, du Général Charles de Gaulle à un certain Pierre Morange. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        L'ours brun Ursus arctos L

      Grenoble, 1954, 8vo tutta tela , pp. XI-904 con 226 fig. in nero n.t. e 32 carte col. (Fondamentale, e non comune, opera sull'argomento)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Portraits par Henri Matisse

      André Sauret - Éditions du Livre, 1954. In-4° (318x245mm), pp. 151, (2), cartonatura editoriale con sovraccoperta ripiegata, protetta da velina, con illustrazione di Matisse in nero, in blu e in giallo e camicia cartonata originale grigioazzurra con titolo in blu al dorso. Conservata la custodia cartonata originale, anch'essa di colore grigioazzurro. Una litografia originale f.t. sciolta, non firmata, con ritratto femminile. 60 riproduzioni in b.n. a p. pagina di dipinti a olio, disegni, litografie del grande artista francese e 33 riproduzioni a colori applicate f.t. di dipinti a olio a soggetto ritrattistico. Le pp. di testo contengono uno scritto di Matisse sulla pittura di ritratto. Perfetto esemplare. Edizione originale; copia n° 259 su una tiratura complessiva di 2.850 esemplari numerati, realizzati tipograficamente da André Sauret con la supervisione di Matisse stesso (il volume fu finito di stampare il 20 dicembre 1954, poco più di un mese dopo la scomparsa dell'artista, avvenuta a Nizza il 3 novembre; Matisse aveva avuto tuttavia il tempo di controllare i lavori tipografici prima che il libro fosse terminato di stampare; sia l'illustrazione per la sovraccoperta che la litografia furono realizzate da Matisse appositamente per la presente pubblicazione). La copertina e le tavole a colori furono tirate sulle presse di Mourlot; la fototipia fu realizzata da Louis Duval, mentre la stampa fu eseguita dall'Imprimerie Union. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des Ouvrages illustrés, n. 33. Monod, 7849. Francese

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
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        Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren erster Teil. (= Stockholmer Gesamtausgabe).

      S. Fischer, Frankfurt 1954 - Frankfurt, S. Fischer 1954. 441, (3) S., OLdr. mit Goldprägung u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Rücken geringfügig verblaßt u. mit einigen schwachen Fleckchen, sonst tadelloses Exemplar im gefütterten Schuber. Trotz der relativ hohen Auflage ziemlich selten. EA WG 130. Potempa D.12.3.2. Bürgin 99.A. * Nr. 6 von 500 numer. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, die anläßlich des 80. Geburtstages von Th. Mann herausgegeben wurde. Im Ganzkalblederband mit rotem u. schwarzem Lederrückenschild. Im Druckvermerk von Thomas Mann signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT MATTHIAS LOIDL]
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        Sweet Thursday

      1954. Signed. STEINBECK, John. Sweet Thursday. London: William Heinemann, (1954). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $16,500.First English edition of this sequel to Cannery Row, “an emphatic and clear-cut statement of SteinbeckÂ’s greatest single theme” and basis for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Pipe Dream. This copy warmly inscribed by the author to his son, who was ten at the time, “For my son Thom, who is sweet also, from father, John Steinbeck.” From the celebrated Steinbeck collection of Harry Valentine.This sequel to Cannery Row (1945) makes ""an emphatic and clear-cut statement of Steinbeck's greatest single theme: the common bonds of humanity and love which make goodness and happiness possible"" (The New Republic, June 7, 1954). A sentimental satire of romantic comedies, it raced up bestseller lists upon publication; the New York Times hailed it as ""Steinbeck at his best."" The author twice tried and failed to adapt the book to the stage; Rodgers and Hammerstein did so in Pipe Dream (1955). While its critical reputation remains uneven, Sweet Thursday raises question about how we know truth that ""will remain important to readers in any age"" (Railsback & Meyer, 369). Published in the same year as the first edition. Goldstone & Payne A33c. See: Salinas Public Library, 45-6; Bruccoli & Clark I:356. This copy inscribed to Steinbeck's son, Thom, who was ten years old at the time. ""Like his own father, Steinbeck found it difficult to express his affection for his children directly, and a great deal of the love and concern he had for them was put into his workÂ… It might not be too far wrong to say that his children had almost a separate existence inside his head, the way a novel developed in his mind"" (Benson, 640). Harry Valentine was a Steinbeck family friend who acquired most of his impressive collection directly from Steinbeck's sons, Thom and John. This copy is item 228 in Valentine's catalogue.Interior pristine. Cloth with extremities slightly rubbed; rear board with minor soiling, top corner lightly bumped. Bright original dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges, expert repairs to verso. An outstanding copy with extraordinary association and distinguished provenance.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy

      , 1954. 1954. First Edition . ARROW, Kenneth J. and DEBREU, Gerard.

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        LA CACCIA AL FAGIANO CON SETTE ACQUEFORTI ORIGINALI DELL' AUTORE DI CUI UNA A PIENA PAGINA

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1954 - ITALIANO Bella brossura cartonata con titolo a due colori, edizione in 800 copie, ciascuna contenente la riproduzione de sei acqueforti dell' autore più una a tutta pagina inserita fuori testo. Tre racconti sulla caccia al fagiano. Brossura contenuta all' interno di una cartella editoriale con tassello e titolo oro al lembo anteriore, la cartella presenta segni del tempo e di usura. Edizione rara e per amatori

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Casino Royale.

      Third impression, 8vo, 218 pp. Small Foyles label to foot of paste down. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in red and with a red heart to the upper cover, d.w., price clipped, lower wrapper browned, some mostly light wear to the top of the spine and one corner, overall a very good bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Signed music publishing contract

      Village Music 1954 - African-American jazz and popular music composer, pianist and singer best known for writing the hit jazz standards "Basin Street Blues," "I Aint Got Nobody," and many more. He also collaborated on songs with W. C. Handy, Fats Waller, and Josephine Baker (when both were in exile). Williams was one of the earliest African-Americans to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. 4 pages, 32.5 inches (when unfolded fully) x 8.5 inches, August 6, 1954, whereby Spencer Williams agrees to assign the copyright to his song "Sweetest Sweetie" to Sid Prosen at Hometown-Village Music in consideration of 50% of the collected royalties. Note: Williams died in 1965 and there is virtually nothing of his on the market. The Schomberg Library, arguably the largest repository of Black historical material in the United States, does not possess a single item in its permanent collection. He is much harder to obtain in autographic material than Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, and Theolonious Monk. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        SIMPLICISSIMUS. 9. Okt. 1954 - 3. Juni 1967 (alles Erschienene). Die wichtigste politisch-satirische Zeitschrift Deutschlands. Komplette Nachkriegsserie.

      Simplicissimus Verlagsgesellschaft. München., 1954. Luxusausgabe. 4°, groß, 23 Bände, je ca. 400 Seiten. hardcover Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine, Silberprägung. Alle Bände in absolut besten Zustand und durch Inhaltsangabe erschlossen. SEHR SCHÖNE SAMMLERAUSGABE, mehr Fotos auf Anfrage, nur Komplett-Abgabe. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Herausgeber(in): Iversen, Olaf. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Comic / Cartoon; Satire; Zeitschrift; Humor; Politik; Mehrteiliges Werk

      [Bookseller: René Burkert]
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        Tollensetal". Öl auf Hartfaser. 73 x 92 cm, Rahmen der Zeit. Unten rechts signiert und datiert (19)87.

      - Wolfgang Tietze 1954 geboren in Leipzig. .Tietze studierte von 1980 bis 1985 an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Direktstudium Malerei/Grafik, Abschlußdiplom bei Prof. B. Heisig. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Ausstellungsbeteiligungen im In- und Ausland (Deutschland, Schweiz, Russland). 2003-2012 Lehraufträge an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald. Messebeteiligungen: Art Cologne, Art Frankfurt, Art Zürich und Art Karlsruhe. Ankäufe des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt a.M., KfW- Bank Frankfurt a.M., Pommersches Landesmuseum Greifswald, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Galerie Georg Nothelfer Berlin, Sammlung Verlagshaus Burda Moskau, Galerie Golder/Halm Locarno (Schweiz), apc - Galerie Fribourg (Schweiz), Galerie Schwarz Greifswald und in zahlreiche private Sammlungen. Arbeitet und lebt in Hohenbüssow / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Sprache: Deutsch 1100 gr.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Martin Koenitz]
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        Natural House

      1954. First Edition . Signed. WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. The Natural House. New York: Horizon, 1954. Small quarto, original tan cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.First edition, amply illustrated with 116 plans and photographs of WrightÂ’s residential structures, including the “Usonian Automatic,” signed by the architect with his initials on the front free endpaper.""For more than a half century Frank Lloyd Wright has been the prophet of a new idea in architecture. It is called 'organic architecture.' It has spread throughout the world."" This is Frank Lloyd Wright's treatise on designing the organic house of the future, with particular attention paid to his Usonian house projects and descriptions of a simplified version— the Usonian Automatic—""that the owners themselves can build with great economy and beauty."" ""The Usonian house,"" Wright proclaims, ""aims to be a natural performance, one that is integral to site, to environment, to the life of the inhabitants, integral with the nature of the materials."" Illustrated with 116 black-and-white photographs. First issue, with flexible boards and Wright's Credo printed on the rear free endpaper. Sweeney 992. Owner signature.Mild offsetting to rear endpapers. Light foxing to boards. Dust jacket lightly soiled with mild rubbing to spine, light wear to spine ends and extremities, small holes to flap folds. An extremely good copy, elusive and desirable signed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. Vol. VIII, nos 29 et 30, Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso

      Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1954. In-4° (360x268mm), pp. 16 nn. di testo, cartonatura editoriale illustrata a colori con una composizione disegnata da Picasso appositamente per questo numero doppio di "Verve". 164 riproduzioni f.t. di disegni di Picasso realizzate in héliogravure da Draeger e 16 in litografia a colori realizzate da Mourlot. Stato di nuovo. Edizione originale di questo importante numero doppio interamente consacrato al massimo artista del XX secolo. Testi di Michel Leiris e Rebecca West. Francese

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
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        Some Observations on the Nature of the Judicial Process of Supreme Court Litigation

      Presentation copy of Justice Frankfurter's lecture read before the American Philosophical Society, with much on due process, on judicial restraint, and some penetrating comments on Justice Cardozo; inscribed "For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / FF". Original printed and sewn stapled wraps, a very good copy, now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf folding case, gilt lettered, 16 pages; four copies in OCLC. Privately printed?, Philadelphia?], 1954?].

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Document signed (concert program)

      1954. Signed. (ARMSTRONG, Louis). (MIDDLETON, Velma). Document signed (concert program). No place: No publisher, no date [circa 1953]. Quarto, original stiff glossy photographic self-wrappers, staple-bound as issued; pp. 16. $1750.Vintage concert program booklet, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, signed on the front cover by Louis Armstrong, singer Velma Middleton and Armstrong band members Trummy Young (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Arvell Shaw (bass), Billy Kyle (piano) and Barrett Deems (drums).“Louis Armstrong and but three or four others are preeminent in the history of jazz. His importance in the development of this art form has gained greater, almost universal, recognition in the years since his death as scholars and musicians reevaluate his contributions as a soloist, composer, band leader and role model. The measure of his impact on the social history of 20th-century America also seems to be greater now as he gains recognition for his contributions to the Harlem Renaissance, for his actions as a thoughtful spokesman for black Americans, as a significant writer of autobiography, as an entertainer of stature and as a singer responsible for the development of major trends in American popular and jazz singing” (ANB). “Satchmo,” his long-time singer Velma Middleton and five members of the band have signed the front wrapper of this souvenir program booket. Only light soiling and rubbing to wrappers; light fading toward spine head. Signatures quite legible. A near-fine piece of jazz memorabilia, quite desirable signed by Armstrong, Middleton and several jazz greats.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Woman Who Was No More

      1954. First Edition . BOILEAU, Pierre and NARCEJAC, Thomas. The Woman Who Was No More. New York: Rinehart, (1954). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2900.First American edition of the classic tale that was the basis for the Clouzot film Diabolique.First published in France as Celle Qui NÂ’Etait Plus in 1952, it rapidly drew the attention of both Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, but Clouzot secured the film rights. A disappointed Hitchcock then bought the film rights to their next, as yet unwritten novel, which he made into the film Vertigo. Book fine. Dust jacket extremely good with only light wear to extremities and very minor soiling to rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy

      1954. First Edition . Signed. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy. A Book of Stories. Hartford, [New York]: New Directions, (1954). Tall octavo, original half brown cloth, original slipcase. $3200.Signed limited edition, published the same year as the first edition and including the story “The Kingdom of Earth,” not included in the trade edition, number 17 of only 100 numbered copies (out of a total of approximately 135), signed on the copyright page by Tennessee Williams.One of four collections of short fiction by Tennessee Williams. At the time the first edition of Hard Candy was published, Tennessee Williams wanted to include Kingdom of Earth, a story about ""relations among a dying transvestite, his sluttish bride, and his brother"" (Hart, 831). However, his publisher, fearing an obscenity-based backlash, encouraged him to accept a compromise. Eventually Williams agreed to publish the first edition of this collection without Kingdom of Earth, but demanded that a special signed limited edition including the story be published that same year. Thus, this signed limited edition uses the original sheets from the first edition of Hard Candy, but bears a cancel title page with a signed limitation statement on the verso and contains Kingdom of Earth at the end. While the limitation page claims that 100 copies of this work were published, that number is believed to refer to the number of copies intended for Williams' own private distribution, of which this copy is number 17. Approximately 35 additional copies, some signed, were published for the use of the publisher, but those are all believed to contain various non-numeric notations on the limitation page. Most of the original 100 copies were later destroyed, making this the rarest of Williams' works. Crandell A13.I.b. Owner signature in yellow felt pen.Text fresh with only tiny bit of spotting to one leaf (227-8), expert repair to inner paper hinges, faintest edge-wear to boards; expert archival repair to slipcase. A highly desirable extremely good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Jonathan Troy

      Dodd Mead, New York 1954 - Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Light shelf wear to bottom of boards, else volume near fine in all respects. Jacket with light wear to the extremities, rear panel slightly soiled with a 1/2" by 1/4" snag and resulting hole above the author's photo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis.

      London & New York, Cambridge University Press, 1954. 4to. In publisher's original full red cloth with gilt letter- and numbering to spine. Corner's bumped and light wear to extremities. Small white embossed [Starfield, Crowborough, Sussex] label measuring 2x5 cm pasted on to lower right corner of p. 41. In "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Volume 237, Biological Sciences". Entire volume offered. A fine and clean copy without institutional stamps.[Turing's paper:] Pp. 37-72. [Entire volume:] (6), 605 pp. + 40 photographic plates. First edition of Turing's hugely influential paper, which some consider to be the spark of modern chaos theory, and a testament to his multifaceted genius. With the present paper Turing was the first to offer an explanation of morphogenesis through chemistry. He theorized that identical biological cells differentiate, change shape and create patterns through a process called intercellular reaction-diffusion.In this model, a system of chemicals react with each other and diffuse across a space such as between cells in an embryo. These chemical reactions need an inhibitory agent, to suppress the reaction, and an excitatory agent, to activate the reaction. This chemical reaction, diffused across an embryo, will create patterns of chemically different cells. Turing's theory that patterns emerge or self-organize as a result of the individual parts interacting was immensely influential in a number of areas: "Applications of Turing's work to developmental biology are too numerous to list but include limb development, pigmentation patterning, hair and feather germ formation, tooth morphogenesis, phyllotaxis, hydra patterning and regeneration. Moreover, ideas of self-organization now abound in biology, chemistry and ecology. The stimulus for a lot of this work stems from Turing's original ideas. Although still very controversial, Turing's theory for morphogenesis provided a paradigm shift in our way of thinking" (Maini, Alan Turing: his work and impact)"Throughout his life Turing was also interested in applying mathematical and mechanical theory to the biological problem of life forms. He made a promising approach to this question in his 1952 publication "The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis." In this work he exploited the mathematical demonstration that small variations in the initial conditions of first-order systems of differential equations may result in appreciable deviations in the asymptotic behavior of their solutions to posit that unknown functions might function biologically as form-producers; he was thus able to account for asymmetry in both mathematical and biological form. He was at work on a general theory when he died of perhaps accidental poisoning." (DSB)"In his final years Turing worked on [...] Artificial Life (A-Life). The central aim of A-Life is a theoretical understanding of naturally-occurring biological life - in particular[...] its ability to self-organize (i.e. to develop form and structure spontaneously) [...] Turing was the first to use computer simulation to investigate a theory of 'morphogenesis'...he began this investigation as soon as the first Ferranti Mark to be produced was installed at Manchester University [...] In June 1954, in the midst of this groundbreaking work, Turing died." (Copeland, Alan Turing's Electronic Brain)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        PESSACH-HAGGADAH

      [Bonn] Allgemeine Wochenzeitung Der Juden In Deutschland, 1954. Original blue boards with gold lettering. 8vo. 76 pages; 23 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        The Memoirs of Aga Khan.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1954. World Enough and Time. With a Foreword by W. Somerset Maugham. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Colour frontispiece and 16 pages of photographs. Light spotting to prelims, endmatter and edges. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Symbola heroica. M. Claudii Paradini, beliiocensis canonici et D. Gabrielis Symeonis. Multo, qu

      - Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 470; Praz, p. 445; Voet 1954. Fourth edition (third edition printed by Plantin) of the Latin translation of the emblem books by Claude Paradin (1510-1573) and Gabriel Symeon (1509-1575). "The generalist collections of devices of Paradin and Simeoni, for example, which were first published in the 1550's, enjoyed enduring popularity throughout the second half of the sixteenth century, and this lasted well into the seventeenth century also ." (Saunders). Paradin and Symeon each published a very popular emblem book, both written in French, which Plantin combined and published both in the original French as the Latin translation. The present edition was translated by Johannes Gubernator. Each woodcut is accompanied by a motto, followed by an explanation.With a small restoration to the foot of the title-page and some spots to the title-page and last blank, otherwise in good condition. Binding with some minor wear along the extremities, but otherwise very good as well.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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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 Two Towers

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1954 - HARDBACK - A very good book with clean red boards with unfaded gilt lettering to the spine. Internally, the pages are clean with a strip of offsetting and light foxing to the front and rear endpapers. The book is free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The dust wrapper is also in very good condition with a couple of small tears to the spine tip, and with small chips to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. Correctly priced at 21s.net. A nice copy, free of any forms of restoration or cleaning. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        A MIRROR FOR OBSERVERS .

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1954 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1955 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-842. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 16. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1417-23. Boards lightly rubbed, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and front corner tips. This book is uncommon in nice condition. (#111939) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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