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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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        Fahrenheit 451.

      Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, frontispiece by Joe Mugnani, a few faint spots to prelims, pp. 160, crown 8vo, original red boards, backstrip lettered in silver, strips of fading to head and tail of boards with the jacket lettering faintly sunned through, edges a little toned with a few water-spots to tail, light foxing to flyleaf with a few spots to endpapers elsewhere, dustjacket with a few nicks and minor chipping, the backstrip panel gently faded, good. Inscribed by the author to the flyleaf: 'For John Baxter, Best from Ray Bradbury, Aug. 12, 1980' - the recipient a fellow Science Fiction author, and renowned bibliophile. An excellent association copy of Bradbury's most famous work.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        THEY BROUGHT THEIR GUNS

      Ballantine Books 1954 - Bottom tips bumped; light age darkening to edges of boards; top edge of a few of the pages light dinged near spine with small tears and light creasing; cheap pulp pages lightly tanned with minor edge browning; still a clean, tight, square copy. DJ has minor wear to edges; spine ends worn with small creases and tears and minor loss; spine sunned with red letter almost complete faded away; edges of flaps has small portion of a red letter stamp (unusual, only about 1/8" in width, letters or incomplete and down not appear on the endpapers). Very scarce Ballatine hardback H-84. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        RISALA 'AAN AS SOUDAN (REPORT ON THE SUDAN), SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR, PRESEDENT NAGUIB.

      Cairo: The government press, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. PRIVATELY BOUND AS PRESENTATION COPY IN 29-5-1954, TO "OUR SON MR. ABDUL HAMID IBRAHIM ABD UR RAHMAN", FROM GENERAL MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. FRONTIS OF M. NAGUIB SIGNING THE TREATY OF SUDAN 12 FEB. 1953. TITLE PAGE WITH MANUSCRIPT DEDICATION, SIGNED BY M. NAGUIB, THE FIRST PRESEDENT OF EGYPT AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF 1952. FRONTIS OF M. NAGUIB WHEN HE WAS IN KHARTUM IN 1921, IN HIS MILITARY UNIFORM. ERRATA, PREFACE BY AHMAD ATIYYATULLAH, 96PP OF ARABIC TEXT, WITH 7 FINE PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES, AND 1 PLAN. 1 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE OF GENERAL M. NAGUIB (PRESEDENT) IN 20-2-1954. THE BRITISH POLICY AND OCCUPATION IN SUDAN AND THE QUESTION OF SEPARATING DARFUR. ONE OF FOUR BOOKS BY PRESEDENT MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. SCARCE SIGNED COPY..

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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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        The Dancing Bears

      Yale, 1954 Very good first edition in a very good price-clipped dust jacket, inscribed by Merwin on the front free endpaper. Merwin's second book of poetry. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      Little Brown 1954 third printing. 896 pages. Listed in Garrison and Morton (4914-2), "Remains Penfield's most substantial scientific work". Quite hard to find.Wilder Penfield was a highly respected neurosurgeon of the last Century. American born, educated at Princeton and Oxford, Penfield achieved his greatest notoriety while working and teaching in Montreal (he was once dubbed the greatest living Canadian). Herbert Jasper, a neurologist, was a research partner of Penfield's at McGill University.Condition of the book is Very Good. The binding is straight and sound. Inside pages are complete, clean, and unmarked. Condition issues include the prior owner's name in ink on the free endpaper, and some sun lightening at the top of the spine (where the DJ was chipped).Condition of the dust jacket is Very Good Minus. The DJ has been price clipped. It shows moderate shelf wear and edge wear, with small chips at the top and base of the spine. It is protected in a new mylar cover.This landmark text will make a great addition to the most discerning collector's medical library. Please message me with any questions.

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        Famous American Negroes

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. photos, index, xi, 147p. Original orange cloth. 23cm. No Jacket (front flap from absent jacket laid in). INSCRIBED on endpaper ("Especially for Amy Spingarn -- these true stories, Sincerely, Langston Hughes New York, January 22, 1954"). This book was written for young readers and consists of short biographical sketches of seventeen African Americans including Phillis Wheatley, Charles C. Spaulding and Jackie Robinson. Spingarn was the white financial benefactor who enabled Langston to attend Lincoln University.

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        SHOCKING LIFE Illustrated with color and black & white plates

      ELSA SCHIAPARELLI: SHOCKING LIFE. LONDON 1954. VERY SCARCE ACTUAL FIRST EDITION.Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London (1954),. Printed in Great Britain by The Aldine Press.Rare autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli, the famous fashion guru. Her trademark was the word "shocking" in the title and a shocking pink cloth cover of this book.Book: near fine, back of the title page has 2" black sticker on the top not hiding anything. DJ: 1-inch tear on the bottom of the spine, slight rubbing on the back top. The book contains full-color panels by Picasso and Drian, drawings and tailpieces by Berard. 16 pages of photographs and pictures in B&W. Facsimile title and signature on endpapers in shocking pink. The book is very clean, bright and tightly bound – feels unopened. 230 pages, 9" x 6" (23 x 15 Cm)

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        L'expérience intérieure

      de 258 et (4) pages Paris, Gallimard, 1954, in-8, de 258 et (4) pages, exemplaire broché, couverture imprimée en noir et rouge, Exemplaire de Service de presse de l'édition originale de la seconde édition de l'expérience intérieure qui forme le premier volume de la Somme Athéologique. Envoi autographe signé de Bataille à Léon Pierre-Quint [Léon Steindecker] "que je voudrais revoir et auquel je tiens à exprimer ma fidèle sympathie". Pierre-Quint fut directeur des éditions du Sagittaire et un influent critique littéraire proche d'écrivains comme Proust et Gide. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Famous American Negroes

      Dodd, Mead, New York 1954 - photos, index, xi, 147p. Original orange cloth. 23cm. No Jacket (front flap from absent jacket laid in). INSCRIBED on endpaper ("Especially for Amy Spingarn -- these true stories, Sincerely, Langston Hughes New York, January 22, 1954"). This book was written for young readers and consists of short biographical sketches of seventeen African Americans including Phillis Wheatley, Charles C. Spaulding and Jackie Robinson. Spingarn was the white financial benefactor who enabled Langston to attend Lincoln University. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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        Signed Photograph in NY, replacing the recently deceased Furtwangler

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An original 8 x 10 photograph of the great conductor, signed and inscribed to the impresario and Columbia Artists manager André Mertens and dated New York, Nov 16, 1954. Karajan has inscribed: "To my 'promoter' in America - with many thanks and deep attachment. Herbert von Karajan." Signed photographs of this size from Karajan are uncommon from this period. Two slight tears at the lower right edge, one thumbtack hole; otherwise in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm). An historic example!<br style="">When Karajan conducted the Berlin Philharmonic on September 23, 1954, he did not know that Wilhelm Furtwängler's performance three days earlier would be his last with the orchestra. Upon Furtwängler's death on November 30, the orchestra's planned tour of the United States was in jeopardy. André Mertens stepped in to facilitate Karajan taking over as the conductor, making it possible for the tour to continue as planned in early 1955. Karajan then became the permanent director of the orchestra. <br style="">The important musical manager André Mertens began his career as the directory of the State Ministry of Fine Arts in Germany, before fleeing to the USA in 1933. There he became the founder of Columbia Artists Management and played an important role in developing the careers of artists such as Leontyne Price and Renata Tebaldi. In the post-war years, he also served as a link between the musical worlds of the USA and Europe, facilitating American tours for European orchestras under Karajan, Walter, Bernstein, and others, and recommending young American artists for European opera houses. After his death in 1963, his work was continued by his wife Clara, who also made several generous institutional bequests in his name, including the André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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        Kean

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione del adattamento di Jean-Paul Sartre, una delle 46 copie numerate su Holland, edizione deluxe. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de l'adaptation de Jean-Paul Sartre, un des 46 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (Inscribed, and SIGNED by both Helen and Scott)

      The Social Science Institute, Harborside, Maine 1954 - "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!" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AARDVARK BOOKS, Member ABAA, ILAB & IOBA]
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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954. First edition, first printing, first state. First edition, first printing, first state. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner?s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed first state dustwrapper which is lightly toned to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the bottom corner of the front and rear flaps). Housed in a custom made black morocco solander box with titles in gilt to the spine. A lovely example of the second James Bond adventure. Gilbert A2a (1.1). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Il Federalista rivista di politica

      Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista, Milano, 1954-1961, 1964-1974, 1977-1988. Ca. 2760 S. in 12 einheitlichen blauen Halbleinen und Halbkunstleder-Einbänden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - 23 Jahrgänge. Nummer 1-3, 6-16, 19-30 / sehr gut erhaltene politische Zeitschrift / good condition / Il Federalista é stato fondato da un gruppo di militanti del Movimento federalista europeo, sezione italiana dell'Unione europea die federalisti- Esso é uscito in italiano dal 1959 al 1961 e in francese dal 1962 al 1974- Dopo l'unificazione die movimenti federalisti nel quadro dell'UEF, ha ripreso le sue pubblicazioni in lingua italiana, divenendo l'organo del Centro di studi, informazione e documentazione sul federalismo, il regionalismo e l'unitá (CESFER) di Pavia -

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        Provas da Historia Genealogica da Casa Real Portuguesa. 26 Bände

      Atlantida-Livraria Editora 1954 Atlantida-Livraria Editora, Coimbra, 1946-1954. Zusammen ca. 7800 S., unaufgeschnittener kartonierter Verlagseinband, quart, (etwas fleckig) - Wegen des hohen Gewichts betragen die Versandkosten für den Versand innerhalb Deutschlands 11,80 € - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Genealogie Heraldik,Spanien/Portugal

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        L'été

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 25 copie numerate su Holland, edizione deluxe. piena marocco vincolante giansenista rosso, torna con 5 nervi, data contreplats coda e guardie foderato scatola bianca, le coperture e gli schienali conservati, tutti i bordi dorato su testimoni, caso allineato con rilegatura marocchino rosso firmato H. Duhayon. Molto bella copia perfettamente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Famous American Negroes

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. photos, index, xi, 147p. Original orange cloth. 23cm. No Jacket (front flap from absent jacket laid in). INSCRIBED on endpaper ("Especially for Amy Spingarn -- these true stories, Sincerely, Langston Hughes New York, January 22, 1954"). This book was written for young readers and consists of short biographical sketches of seventeen African Americans including Phillis Wheatley, Charles C. Spaulding and Jackie Robinson. Spingarn was the white financial benefactor who enabled Langston to attend Lincoln University.

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        Kean

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de l'adaptation de Jean-Paul Sartre, un des 46 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the adaptation by Jean-Paul Sartre, one of 46 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Sam. [Portrait of orange cat with pink eyes.]

      New York: The Artist, 1954 - Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Edition of 190. Plate from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola. Feldman & Schellmann IV.63A

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Tir AMhurain, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug (1980er Jahre). Bildformat: 18,8 x 24,0 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung der Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976" erstellt. - Exzellenter Abzug. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      ***** STRAND, Paul: Tir AMhurain, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original photography silver gelatin print (1981). Size: 18,8 x 24,0 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Printed in the context of exhibition by the Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976". - Excellent. 6

      [Bookseller: FOTOKUNST-Antiquariat Fahl Inhaber: Joac]
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        Tir A`Mhurain, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug (1980er Jahre). Bildformat: 18,8 x 24,0 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung der Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976" erstellt. - Exzellenter Abzug. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      - ***** STRAND, Paul: Tir A`Mhurain, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original photography; silver gelatin print (1981). Size: 18,8 x 24,0 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Printed in the context of exhibition by the Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976". - Excellent. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug (1980er Jahre). Bildformat: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung der Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976" erstellt. - Exzellenter Abzug. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      ***** STRAND, Paul: Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original photography silver gelatin print (1981). Size: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Printed in the context of exhibition by the Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976". - Excellent. 6

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        Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug (1980er Jahre). Bildformat: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung der Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976" erstellt. - Exzellenter Abzug. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      - ***** STRAND, Paul: Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original photography; silver gelatin print (1981). Size: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Printed in the context of exhibition by the Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976". - Excellent. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        La guerre et la paix. Texte de Claude Roy

      Paris: Editions Cercle d\'Art 1954 OLWd. mit Titel- und Rückenfarbprägung, mit OUmschlag 153 Seiten mit 293 lithographierten Abbildungen in verschiedenen Techniken auf von Mourlot freres lithographierten Tafeln und 2 Falttafeln. Imposantes Werk zu den beiden Gemälden La Guerre und La Paix. 37 x 17 cm, sehr guter Zustand - tadellos.

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape, (1954). 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. The final impression to appear with this dust wrapper design. Only 986 copies were printed. Gilbert A1a (3).

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        Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Sir Thomas Moore]

      London 1954 - A.L.s, single page, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 18 July 1954, mounted, intersecting mailing folds, very light creasing to lower left corner, otherwise very good with a fine, strong signature, framed and glazed, letter size: 240 x 190 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), framed size 420 x 360 mm (16 1/4 x 14 inches). The letter reads: "I am writing once more to thank you and the Staff of Hatchards for so handsomely completing your gift to me of the bound set of my War Memoirs. I shall always value these books as a token of your friendship and goodwill" One assumes the reference is to Churchill's six volume set of The Second World War, the last volume of which was published the previous year. Churchill was Prime Minister for the second time at this point (since October 1951) and remained so until 1955. Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore (1886-1971), Conservative M. P. for Ayr from 1925 until his retirement in 1964.

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished throughout, page block unmarked, square and tight. Covers fine and corners not bumped, red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. In original dust jacket which hasn't been price clipped and showing only minimal rubbing. A near fine copy.

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        AS I SEE

      - ARTZYBASHEFF,BORIS. AS I SEE. NY: Dodd Mead 1954 (1954). 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), tan cloth, VG+ in chipped dust wrapper with some mends on verso. 1st edition. This is a collection of drawings and paintings by Artzy., half of which were made especially for this book and all of which have to be seen to be believed. At once fantastic and satirical, there are some fabulous humanized machines that defy description. INCLUDED WITH THIS IS A CHRISTMAS GREETING POSTER FROM THE ARTZYBAHEFFS MEASURING 13 1/2" WIDE X 12". TITLED "RETRACTABLE, RADAR CONTROLLED, AUTOMOTIVATED CHRISTMAS TREE" THAT HAS AN INTRICATE AND BIZARRE ILLUSTRATION. ALSO, LAID IN IS A GREETING CARD INSCRIBED TO DOROTHY LATHROP FROM BORIS AND ELISABETH ARTZYBASHEFF WITH AN ILLUSTRATION ON THE COVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the firt Part of The Lord of the Rings.

      London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1954. Orig. full red cloth. Spine with gilt lettering. Without dustjacket. A tiny nick to lower right corner of frontcover. Clean and fine, externally and internally. First edition of the first volume of the famous, bestselling trilogy.

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        Anders Zorn: An International Swedish Artist: His Life and Work

      Stockholm, Sweden: Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1954. 1st . Hardcover. Near Fine. #3 of 1200 copies, full-leather in slipcase; spine darkened from oxidation, near fine slipcase with slight rubbing. Illustrated with 360 plates, several of which are tipped-in color plates.

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        Autograph Letter sending 90th Birthday Wishes to Albert Schweitzer

      - An interesting letter from the American chemist who holds the unique distinction of winning Nobel Prizes in both the Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962) categories. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions letterhead, October 8, 1964. Letter to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music who was organizing a tribute to Albert Schweitzer on the occasion of his 90th birthday. In full: "I am delighted to learn that The Ezterhazy Orchestra will pay tribute to the ninetieth birthday of one of the greatest men in the world, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, on 14 January 1965, and I am happy to join with you in honoring Dr. Schweitzer. One of the finest memories that my wife and I have is that of our two-weeks visit to Dr. Schweitzer in his Hospital in Lambarene, five years ago. I remember especially well the interesting discussions of scientific, political, and moral questions that I was privileged to have with Dr. Schweitzer, in his room, nearly every evening during the period of this visit to Lambarene. Please extend to Dr. Schweitzer the congratulations of both my wife and me, on his ninetieth birthday." A remarkable tribute to the great Alsatian organist, philosopher, theologian and physician who is remembered for his great Bach recordings and his inspiring work as a humanitarian. Schweitzer won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for founding the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa David Blum made a number of recordings, including works by Mozart and Telemann and a series of Haydn symphonies for the Vanguard label, with the Esterhazy Orchestra of New York, which he founded in 1961 and directed until 1969. He was music director of the Lausanne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland from 1973 to 1982 and of the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, which he also founded, from 1977 to 1986, and conducted many other orchestras as a guest. Mr. Blum devoted his later years to writing, showing a particular fascination with musical performers and their approaches to their art. In addition to three books -- ''Casals and the Art of Interpretation,'' ''The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation With David Blum'' and ''Paul Tortelier'' -- he wrote articles for The New Yorker, The Musical Times, The Strad and the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times.

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        17 dikter.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1954. 1st ed. 19,5x12,5 cm. 50, (3, 1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers. Unopened. The oversized wrappers are slightly creased in lower margins. A very fine copy of the author?s debut. Karlström [I]:5401. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Il Federalista rivista di politica

      Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista 1954 - - 23 Jahrgänge. Nummer 1-3, 6-16, 19-30 / sehr gut erhaltene politische Zeitschrift / good condition / Il Federalista é stato fondato da un gruppo di militanti del Movimento federalista europeo, sezione italiana dell'Unione europea die federalisti- Esso é uscito in italiano dal 1959 al 1961 e in francese dal 1962 al 1974- Dopo l'unificazione die movimenti federalisti nel quadro dell'UEF, ha ripreso le sue pubblicazioni in lingua italiana, divenendo l'organo del Centro di studi, informazione e documentazione sul federalismo, il regionalismo e l'unitá (CESFER) di Pavia - Gewicht in Gramm: 6666 Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista, Milano, 1954-1961, 1964-1974, 1977-1988. Ca. 2760 S. in 12 einheitlichen blauen Halbleinen und Halbkunstleder-Einbänden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. - Einbände teilweise berieben und angeschmutzt. Innen sauber und gut. Schöne und umfangreiche Reihe dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'été

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition.full morocco binding Jansenist red, back with 5 nerves, date tail contreplats and guards lined white box, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt on witnesses, case lined with red morocco binding signed H. Duhayon.Very nice copy perfectly established. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Sam. [Crouching pink cat with green eyes.]

      New York: The Artist,, 1954. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Edition of 190. Plate from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola.

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        Thulathia Solo [Cello Version]. Autograph musical manuscript

      "Conceived in 1954, Thulathia was composed in 1960 and first performed at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, Massachusetts. "Thulathia" means " a cello unification of three into one," i.e., "a trio in one." Grape clusters of the vine connect the energy. The concept is extended to include a cluster of grapes in a united grape vine. Instructions for playing the grapes is explained at the bottom of page 3." Notes provided by Halim El-Dabh. An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 ?Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). "El-Dabh is probably the best known composer of Arabic descent and his works are highly regarded in Egypt, where he is considered the foremost living composer among that nations's 'second generation' of contemporary composers." Wikipedia.. 6 ff., notated in black ink on 12-stave Cameo Music Papers No. 5-3124, rectos only. Folio. Signed at the foot of each page and dated "Cairo 1960" on first and last pages. With copyright notices to foot of page 1: "2016 by Halim El-Dabh Music LLC," signed, and "1960 by C.F. Peters Corp 373 Park Ave. South New York, N.Y. 10016" A fair copy, including autograph note to page 3: "In whichever order, try to include as many notes within the time limits, including some in chords if so desired. Start and end with one of the heavy shaded notes." Slightly worn and creased; light red stain to upper left margin of pages 1 and 5.

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no browning, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers fine and red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. In original dust jacket which has imperceptible repairs to edges. Not price clipped. Further images on request.

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        LE SYSTEME DU MONDE. HISTOIRE DES DOCTRINES COSMOLOGIQUES DE PLATON A COPERNIC

      Hermann - COSMOLOGIE&#151;DUHEM (P.).Le système du monde. Histoire des doctrines cosmologiques de Platon à Copernic.P., 1954-1959, 10 vol., in-8°, br. Rare complet. 12000 gr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter sending 90th Birthday Wishes to Albert Schweitzer

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An interesting letter from the American chemist who holds the unique distinction of winning Nobel Prizes in both the Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962) categories. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions letterhead, October 8, 1964. Letter to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music who was organizing a tribute to Albert Schweitzer on the occasion of his 90th birthday. In full: "I am delighted to learn that The Ezterhazy Orchestra will pay tribute to the ninetieth birthday of one of the greatest men in the world, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, on 14 January 1965, and I am happy to join with you in honoring Dr. Schweitzer. One of the finest memories that my wife and I have is that of our two-weeks visit to Dr. Schweitzer in his Hospital in Lambarene, five years ago. I remember especially well the interesting discussions of scientific, political, and moral questions that I was privileged to have with Dr. Schweitzer, in his room, nearly every evening during the period of this visit to Lambarene. Please extend to Dr. Schweitzer the congratulations of both my wife and me, on his ninetieth birthday." <br><br><br />A remarkable tribute to the great Alsatian organist, philosopher, theologian and physician who is remembered for his great Bach recordings and his inspiring work as a humanitarian. Schweitzer won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for founding the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa<br><br><br />David Blum made a number of recordings, including works by Mozart and Telemann and a series of Haydn symphonies for the Vanguard label, with the Esterhazy Orchestra of New York, which he founded in 1961 and directed until 1969. He was music director of the Lausanne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland from 1973 to 1982 and of the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, which he also founded, from 1977 to 1986, and conducted many other orchestras as a guest. Mr. Blum devoted his later years to writing, showing a particular fascination with musical performers and their approaches to their art. In addition to three books -- ''Casals and the Art of Interpretation,'' ''The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation With David Blum'' and ''Paul Tortelier'' -- he wrote articles for The New Yorker, The Musical Times, The Strad and the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times.

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        THE LONG GOODBYE

      NEW YORK: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. First Edition. Chandler's seventh Philip Marlow novel. A bit of shelfwear to extremities. Dustjacket shows some rubbing to top and bottom of spine, and along flap seams. $3.00 price on jacket intact Faintly perfumey, but only if one goes a'sniffin'. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Tight and square. "...Remember Marlowe? Here he is back again, a little older, a shade or two wiser, but still man enough to draw circles around the cops, to wake up in the clink rather than rat on a pal, to get the eye from the blond dream in almost any bar..."

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