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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        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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        L'été

      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.

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        L'été

      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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        Oregana

      [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.

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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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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York 1954 - Sixteenth printing. A beautiful, fresh copy with no writing or marks of any kind. Dustjacket has very light rubbing at the corners and spine ends. One of the best copies that we have ever seen. A perfect gift. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CAVALLI E VILLE, CAVALLO FUGGENTE

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Minerva]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        Oregana

      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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        5 AGAINST THE HOUSE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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