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         The Spider's House

      New York: Random House, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, stated first printing. Signed by Paul Bowles on the title page. Very Good or better with fading to topstain, small abrasion to cloth at inner top corner of rear board, corners and crown lightly bumped and pages lightly toned, in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket, which is rubbed and lightly edge worn, spine ends with shallow chipping and tape repairs made from the verso. The author's third novel.

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         Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Second state text with "shoot" on page 10. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Light scuffing to boards, light rubbing to silver title stamping on spine. Small bookseller label to front paste down. Pages toned, with foxing heavy at prelims and terminals, and lightly sporadic throughout; several corners near page 224 stained; several small stains to edge of page block. A nice example of Fleming's third James Bond novel.

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         The Lost Silver of Langdon

      Harrap 1955 - Coloured Frontis by A R Whitear , map , pp 190,original cloth , 1st ed 8vo , The unclipped pictorial dw has wear to the top & base of the spine . Inscribed , signed & dated April 1955 by author " For Dr **** ****** who has cared for my physical well being & helped me psychologically far more than she will ever know " [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Loser Takes All.

      Heinemann, 1955 - First edition. 8vo. 140pp. Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine & front board. Complete with original Graham Greene advertising postcard loosely laid in. Pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards with no inscriptions and no marks to edges. The fine dustwrapper is fresh & crisp with a couple of short closed tears; lovely fresh & bright condition. Original price of 7s6dnet on front flap. Advertising card in fine condition & loosely laid in. A very attractive copy of one of Greene's later Entertainments. A romantic entertainment with two film adaptions in 1956 & under the name "Strike it Rich" in 1990. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Correspondance / Denis Diderot ; publiée par Georges Roth et Jean Varloot. 16, Complément, corrections, listes et index général / édition établie par Jean Varloot

      Paris : Éditions de Minuit , 1955-70. First Edition. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. . Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 15 volumes of 16 (lacks volume 5). Subjects; Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Correspondance. French writings. 18th-century. Genre; Autobiography.

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         Sobriety and Beyond”

      The SMT Publishing Co., Inc. 1955 - Signed “Sincerely Father Pfau” on the front free endpaper. Indianapolis, Indiana: The SMT Publishing Co., Inc., 1955. First edition, first printing with scarce first state dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo - 6 x 9 ". 376 pp. Very good in a good unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate rubbing and soiling to the dust jacket with creases and chipping to the extremities. Previous owner’s name and date in ink on the front free endpaper. The text appears unmarked. The binding is solid. Father Ralph Pfau is believed to have been the first Roman Catholic priest to enter Alcoholics Anonymous. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         IRAN: GENERAL MAP OF IRAN WITH COMPLETE DETAILS.

      Tehran: Sahab Geographic & Draftig Institute . 1955 - Lithograph with hand coloured details, folded into original printed wrappers (Very Good, tiny tears in wrappers) 99,5 x 70 cm (39.2 x 27.6 inches). A stunning 1950s map of Iran with 11 thematic in-set maps and original hand colour, was based on the free-hand drawing by Abbas Sahab - Father of Iran's Cartography. This magnificent map of Iran with eleven in-set thematic maps and one chart was printed in Tehran in 1955. The in-set maps show:- Iranian Industries, Factories, Handicrafts,- Historical Monuments,- Tribal Costumes,- Mountain Chains,- Fauna and Flora,- Principal Air Routes,- Highways, Railways, Waterways and Distances,- Location of Iran in the World,- Forest Regions,- Mineral Mines,- Basic information. The charts below show elevation and the charts on the right-hand side distances between the cities. The map was made soon after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, when the prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was deposed in an Anglo-American covert operation that marked the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government during the Cold War. The map is based on a drawing by Abbas Sahab. Sahab - Father of Iran’s Cartography- The Sahab Geographic and Drafting Institute was founded in Tehran in 1935, becoming the first private geographic and mapmaking enterprise in the Middle East. Its founder was Abolghasem Sahab was succeeded by his son Abbas Sahab, the draftsman of the present map. The map was made by Abbas Sahab (1921-2000), the so called "Father of Iran’s Cartography". He was born in Fam, in Tafresh district in Iran. His father Ostad Abolghasem Sahab Tafreshi was a famous writer and author of about seventy titles on on historical, geographical, religious, cultural and artistic topics. Addass Sahab devoted himself to cartography already during the time off his studies in Teheran. During his life he created more than 1,500 valuable works including maps, atlases, plates, scientific and medical illustrations, as well as geographical globes. Sahab was very active on the international level. He was an an active member of the International Cartographic Association Between 1968-1971 he issued maps of other countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey. In 1970 Sahab organised the First International Map Exhibition in the Tehran Teachers Training High School and in the next years he organised similar events in the other cities.In his last years he dedicated himself to his monumental work: The Great Atlas of 14 Centuries of Islamic Arts in 20 volumes, of which the first volume was published in 2000. After Sahab’s death the printing house was taken over by his sons and is still active today. Sahab’s unique library with thousands of volumes on cartography also survives intact today.

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         La resistenza al fascismo scritti e testimonianze

      MILANO: FELTRINELLI, 1955. I ED. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 11,1 18. Universale Economica Serie documenti USATO

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         Typed Letter Signed to Graham Greene

      - Typed Letter Signed. One page on Faber and Faber letterhead, dated December 5th, 1955 to Graham Greene. Light folds from mailing. A brief letter to Graham Greene, responding favorably to Greene's request to inscribe a copy of Murder in the Cathedral for some students who were undertaking a production of the play. In an intriguing passage, after offering to provide the book and the inscription, Eliot writes, in what might be considered either a serious or a puckish allusion, ".but can you first assure me that sending them such an inscribed copy, or even a copy merely signed by my name, would not be prejudicial to their interests? I should not like to get anybody into further trouble because of association with me personally." A nice association, despite Eliot's protestations, between two important authors. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Recognitions

      London: Macgibbon and Kee, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. First British edition. Inscribed by author on title page to Icelandic author and translator Olafur Gunnarson, "With all best wishes, [signed] William Gaddis [/] December 1976." 956pp. Original cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped (30s net) dust jacket with offsetting from tape repair on verso to foot area, extending slightly into front panel, light rubbing and wear. An uncommon signed copy of Gaddis' critically-acclaimed first novel of art forgery.

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         The October Country

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, first printing. Red cloth binding with spine stamped in black, with publishers BB monogram printed upside down (Currey's binding B, first state). Signed by Ray Bradbury on the front free end paper and inscribed to a former owner "To Jack! This rare copy of "The October Country"with good wishes! From Ray Bradbury Oct. 7, 1999." Very Good with light rubbing to cloth at extremities and a small touch of fraying at the base of the spine, light fading at spine and several tiny stains to front cover. Light toning to pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; with light chipping, light edge wear, light creasing, light soiling and light foxing. A nice copy, with a large, full page inscription by the author.

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         Gruner, Rudi. - Drei Frauen beim Wäscheaufhängen.

      - Zeichnung / Gouache, auf Karton, um 1955. Von Rudi Gruner. 25,5 x 37,0 cm (Darstellung) / 30 x 42 cm (Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift signiert. - Unbeschnitten. Mit den originalen Reißzwecklöchlein im Rand. Rechts unten winziger Eckenausriss außerhalb der Darstellung. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Rudi Gruner (1909 Chemnitz - 1984 Karl-Marx-Stadt). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Illustrator. 1924-28 Ausbildung zum Musterzeichner an der Fachschule für Textilindustrie Chemnitz. 1932 Heirat mit Charlotte Pannicke. 1932-37 arbeitslos, gelegentlich Aushilfe in einer Drogerie. Ab 1937 Wohnung und Atelier in der Bernsdorfer Straße in Chemnitz. 1939-44 als Werbegrafiker tätig (v.a. Kinoplakate). 1944/45 Kriegsdienst als Soldat. Seitdem freischaffend in Chemnitz tätig. Enger Kontakt zur Künstlergruppe Chemnitz mit Martha Schrag, Georg Gelbke und anderen. 1950 Mitglied Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands. In den 1950er und '60er Jahren zahlreiche Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur (z.B. "Das Leben des Lazarillo vom Tormes", Leipzig: Reclam 1961). 1984 Hans-Grundig-Medaille. Ausstellungen: 1939 und '43 Beteiligungen Chemnitzer Kunsthütte, 1985 Galerie Oben in Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1997 Beteiligung "Die großen Alten 2" Neue Sächsische Galerie (mit Wilhelm Rudolph, Hermann Glöckner und Otto Müller-Eibenstock), 1999 Galerie Borssenanger Chemnitz, 2009 Retrospektive zum 100. Geburtstag Verein Kunst für Chemnitz. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

      Trianon Press. 1955. Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full brown morocco, covers stamped with gilt leaf design, backstrip lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, slipcase, a very good copy. De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies (VI-XX) with proof samples of the two-color collotype, a collotype guide, and an original stencil. Limited overall to 526 copies in all, this being number XVIII; the superb color facsimile of the Rosenwald-LC copy (Z). One of the scarcest, and the most desirable of all the magnificent Trianon Press Blake facsimiles which have been hailed as the finest examples of color collotype facsimile printing of the 20th century. The colophon notes that as many as thirty stencils were used to create each plate. Bentley, Blake Books, 187. This is the only example known to us of the deluxe edition bound in brown gilt morocco.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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         [Playscript]: Ernest Hemingway's Scenes of "Love and Death" Arranged for the Stage by A.E. Hotchner

      Westport, Conn [and] New York: A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway [and] Anne Meyerson Typing & Mimeographing, 1955. Near Fine. Quarto. P.[3], 22, [1], 19, [1], 4, [2], 34, [1], 27. Typed leaves on rectos only bradbound into black leatherette wrappers stamped in gilt with Meyerson's information. The gilt title on the front wrap is covered with a typed label that reads "Ernest Hemingway's 'Love and Death'"; a title label on title page also covers a previous typed title; Ink number "16" on title page, near fine.A play that includes scenes from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Good Lion, a fable written in Venice in 1950, which was published in Holiday magazine. It would be difficult to determine the original title stamped on the front wrap and on the title page without damaging the labels, although on the front wrap, the title begins with "T" and ends with "y." We speculate that this is likely the earliest draft of "The Hemingway Hero" (for which scripts exist) bearing an earlier title and that the title "The Heroes of Hemingway" is a possibility here.Laid-in is a letter from Hotchner to producer and director Fletcher Markle: "Herewith the script of LOVE AND DEATH. I am very enthusiastic about your casting suggestion, and I'm sure Hemingway would be. I agree that Welles would add considerably to the overall value." He goes on to state that "I shall do my best to shake loose, THE FIFTH COLUMN, for I am certain that that and THE UNDEFEATED will go splendidly at 90-minute length." He concludes "My regards to your wife [Mercedes McCambridge], whose talents as an actress I have always admired." (Our thanks to Ira Steingroot for identifying Markle and McCambridge).We have no evidence that the play was ever produced theatrically. Hotchner was a close friend of Hemingway's and seems to have created a cottage industry adapting Hemingway's works, and television plays of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (1960), The Fifth Column (1960), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959), all directed by John Frankenheimer, as well as several others, all appeared with scripts by Hotchner. Although the title here indicates that this script was prepared for the stage, it seems likely that it was later adapted into several "teleplays."OCLC locates three copies of The Hemingway Hero, all with different pagination. It locates no copies with this title or pagination.

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         Playscript]: Ernest Hemingway's Scenes of "Love and Death" Arranged for the Stage by A.E. Hotchner

      A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway [and] Anne Meyerson Typing & Mimeographing, Westport, Conn [and] New York 1955 - Quarto. P.[3], 22, [1], 19, [1], 4, [2], 34, [1], 27. Typed leaves on rectos only bradbound into black leatherette wrappers stamped in gilt with Meyerson's information. The gilt title on the front wrap is covered with a typed label that reads "Ernest Hemingway's 'Love and Death'"; a title label on title page also covers a previous typed title; Ink number "16" on title page, near fine.A play that includes scenes from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Good Lion, a fable written in Venice in 1950, which was published in Holiday magazine. It would be difficult to determine the original title stamped on the front wrap and on the title page without damaging the labels, although on the front wrap, the title begins with "T" and ends with "y." We speculate that this is likely the earliest draft of "The Hemingway Hero" (for which scripts exist) bearing an earlier title and that the title "The Heroes of Hemingway" is a possibility here.Laid-in is a letter from Hotchner to producer and director Fletcher Markle: "Herewith the script of LOVE AND DEATH. I am very enthusiastic about your casting suggestion, and I'm sure Hemingway would be. I agree that Welles would add considerably to the overall value." He goes on to state that "I shall do my best to shake loose, THE FIFTH COLUMN, for I am certain that that and THE UNDEFEATED will go splendidly at 90-minute length." He concludes "My regards to your wife [Mercedes McCambridge], whose talents as an actress I have always admired." (Our thanks to Ira Steingroot for identifying Markle and McCambridge).We have no evidence that the play was ever produced theatrically. Hotchner was a close friend of Hemingway's and seems to have created a cottage industry adapting Hemingway's works, and television plays of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (1960), The Fifth Column (1960), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959), all directed by John Frankenheimer, as well as several others, all appeared with scripts by Hotchner. Although the title here indicates that this script was prepared for the stage, it seems likely that it was later adapted into several "teleplays."OCLC locates three copies of The Hemingway Hero, all with different pagination. It locates no copies with this title or pagination.

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         From the Jerusalem Diary. [Together with two copies of:] From the Palestine Diary. Accompanied by two Christmas cards from Mary Gill, featuring designs by Eric Gill and two autograph letters to Austen St Barbe Harrison from Mary Gill and Joanna Hague (née Gill).

      London: Privately printed, 1953 & 1949 & 1955 - Together 4 works, small octavo. From the Jerusalem Diary: original orange cloth-backed green boards, title to front cover black; two copies of From the Palestine Diary: one bound for the publishers by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in black quarter morocco, patterned blue and gilt boards, title to spine gilt, fore edge uncut; the other in orange half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, orange cloth sides, title to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With a folder of correspondence, consisting of two Christmas cards printed on single folded sheets of grey card, and two autograph letters signed. Calligraphic bookplate of David Potter, designed by Reynold Stone, to front free endpapers of Jerusalem Diary and one copy of Palestine Diary. Very minor fading to spines and board edges, a little faint foxing to prelims, closed tear to p. 35 of Palestine Diaries, partly affecting text. A very good set. Jerusalem Diary: 10 photogravures reproducing carvings by Eric Gill at the Rockefeller Museum courtyard. A superb collection of books and letters to the dedicatee of From the Jerusalem Diary, Austen St Barbe Harrison, the architect with whom Gill collaborated on the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem (originally known as the Palestine Archaeological Museum), and a close personal friend. Gill had been commissioned to carve ten panels for the museum, "symbolizing the civilizations of that have most affected the history of Palestine, together with the tympanum over the main entrance". Gill also sculpted the fountain in the Central Court and carved the English, Arabic, and Hebrew letters of the inscriptions throughout the building, basing the Hebrew letter design on ancient inscriptions. The collection contains: a) From the Jerusalem diary: First edition, limited issue, number 234 of 300 copies, the dedication copy, inscribed by the editor, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G." and with the Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. The diary of Eric Gill (1882–1940) was published posthumously by his wife, Mary Ethel Gill. b) Two copies of From the Palestine Diary. This title, which was never formally issued, is an earlier version of From the Jerusalem Diary, containing slightly longer text. These two copies are scarce survivals of a project which was abandoned "due to a series of misadventures" which occurred after "the type was completely set and some copies printed off on handmade paper. Delays occurred and cancel title pages were issued. dated 1951 and 1952. only a small number of this aborted edition survive" (Gill). Bookseller G. F. Sims purchased the surviving sheets and had them bound up by Sangorksi in quarter morocco and pre-war decorated boards, as seen in one of these copies, which also has the two cancel title pages bound in at the rear (dated 1951 and 1952), together with leaves bearing the Hague Gill & Davey imprint bound at the rear. Only five copies have been traced at auction. c) A folder of correspondence from Mary Gill to Austen St Barbe Harrison: Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1955, featuring a photo of Eric Gill's carving of The Good Samaritan (1938) for Coventry Hospital, which was bombed in 1941; Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1960, featuring an Joseph and the Child on the front cover, with an autograph letter signed from Mary Gill, dated 21 December 1960 ("I feel very much immersed in our industrial world - of 1960 - with its noise, commercialism - and dangers. I know Eric would have hated it!"); and autograph letter signed from Joanna Hague (one of Gill's daughters, who married René Hague, Gill's partner in his printing shop, Hague & Gill), dated 25 July 1961, informing Austen St Barbe Harrison of her mother's death on 22 March that year: Joanna explains the delay in writing to him ("I couldn't find your address among Mother's papers, but Bernard Wall. was able to give it to me. I don't think he knew what a close friend you were"). Gill 54a (revised edition

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         Die Frau des Künstlers im roten Kleid. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert.

       1955 Die Frau des Künstlers im roten Kleid. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert. Bildmaß ca. 74 x 52,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). ( Verso mit kleinem roten Klebeschild mit handschriflticher Nummerierung *12 * möglicherweise drittes Ölgemälde des Künstlers ). Das Bild etwas fleckig, berieben, an den Außenrändern teils mit kleinen Kratzspuren möglicherweise durch alte Rahmung. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906 Berlin – 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kohlhoff, Berlin, Neue Sachlichkeit, Berliner, Google, Ölgemälde, Tempera, Gemälde, Frau, Porträt, oil painting

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         Un paese

      In 4 piccolo (cm 23 x 29,5), pp. 104 + (4). Legatura editoriale in piena tela con sovraccoperta (lievissimi taglietti riparati al margine superiore della sovraccoperta). 88 fotografie in bianco/nero di Paul Strand, testo di Cesare Zavattini. Edizione originale di "uno dei primi fotolibri italiani a poter essere ritenuto tale per l'intento progettuale in relazione al testo e alle immagini grazie all'accuratezza della grafica e della realizzazione, oltre che per il valore poetico e descrittivo. E' stato considerato, e continua tutt'oggi a esserlo, uno dei classici della storia della fotografia...". Zavattini "celebre scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista di fama internazionale", insieme a Paul Strand "uno dei maggiori fotografi americani allora viventi" inaugurano una nuova modalita' d'indagine: "il libro esamina il passato, quello della tradizione contadina, in particolare di Luzzara e della Pianura Padana, in stretta relazione con la modernita', creando un dialogo tra passato e presente... Il testo di Zavattini, sotto forma di intervista ai suoi compaesani, offre uno spaccato della memoria collettiva, uno dei primi esperimenti in questa direzione...". Strand e Zavattini si incontrano a Roma nel 1952 e qui Strand dona allo scrittore italiano il suo libro 'La France de Profil' e gli illustra la sua idea di realizzare un libro fotografico sull'Italia. Zavattini si entusiasma e pensa che questo testo possa rientrare nella collana 'Italia mia', a cui stava da tempo lavorando, proposta prima a Bompiani e poi a Einaudi. Proprio per l'editore torinese i libro uscira' nel 1955 come il primo titolo della collana Italia mia. (Cfr. Laura Gasparini. Paul Strand e Cesare Zavattini. Un paese: la storia e l'eredita', Silvana editoriale, 2017). ITA

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         The Family of Man. The greatest photographic exhibition of all time - 503 pictures from 68 countries created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art.

      - Museum of Modern Art/Simon and Schuster, New York 1955. 4to. . 207 pages. Profusely illustrated in b/w. Bound, preserving the original pictorial endpapers, in boards covered by uncoloured cloth, with titlelabel of black morocco on the spine and an impressive mounted decoration of coloured paper scraps, surrounding a grey titlelabel with silver lettering, thus imitating the original decoration on the publisher's binding. * Prologue by Carl Sandburg. First edition of this impressive, pioneering catalogue in a fine unique binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Eloise

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Very Good with heavy toning to spine and edges of boards, boards a bit bowed, spine lightly leaning. Pages show an occasional small stain, light toning, rear end sheet with two small abrasions. In a Good+ dust jacket with chipping heaviest at the spine ends, toning, soiling staining to rear panel, ink squiggle on the front panel, and a tear mended at the blank verso. Publisher's price of $2.95 intact. A beloved children's book about a girl living on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel.

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         Hospitales en la Zona Central del Pacifico: Tesis Profesional de Jerome Tamen E.

      Mexico City: Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura/Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ARCHITECT JEROME TAMEN on the half-title. A very solid copy to boot of his uncommon 1955 dissertation from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico on the design, planning and construction of Mexican hospitals in the Central Zone of the Pacific. Clean and Near Fine in its dark cloth, with no writing or markings of any kind internally (other than the author inscription). Oblong quarto, fascinating black-and-white plates (a number of them floor-plans) thruout.

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         Piper from The Family of Man.

      New York: MOMA, 1955.(). Original silver print that served as the image for the dust jacket and theme throughout the celebrated compilation that was created by Edward Steichen. Oblong Format 11 x 13.75 inches. Small damage to 2 corners.

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         Earthlight

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - Red cloth binding slightly rubbed at spine ends & corners; leaf edges slightly foxed & smudged, else a very crisp, tight & clean first edition. Dj rubbed at extremities; spine ends & corners chipped; surface smudged, jacket now protected in clear cover. ; 8vo; 186 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Memoirs.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1955–6. Two volumes, octavo. Original blue buckram, black label to spines with gilt titles, gilt facsimile signature to front boards, grey endpapers, top edges gilt. With the original acetate wrapper to volume two. Both volumes housed in the publisher's card slipcase. Very slight rubbing to ends and tips, small tears to inner margin of vol. 1 half-title, an excellent set with loss to the acetate wrapper in vol. 2, and the slipcases generally somewhat rubbed but both firmly intact. First edition, scarce deluxe issue reserved for the President, presentation set with both copies twice inscribed (once to half-titles, and again to slipcases) to his former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder: volume 1 half-title, "To my friend and long time comrade John W. Snyder, the greatest Secretary of the Treasury the country ever had, with affectionate regards from Harry Truman, Independence Dec. 17, 1955", and slipcase, "To John W. Snyder From HST", volume 2 half-title, "To Honorable John W. Snyder from his good friend Harry Truman, 5/5/56", and slipcase, "Honorable John W. Snyder". Snyder was appointed US Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programmes to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end of Truman's second term. He is mentioned on 32 pages of Truman's Memoirs, and has annotated these copies in several places.

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         Correspondance / Denis Diderot ; publiée par Georges Roth et Jean Varloot. 16, Complément, corrections, listes et index général / édition établie par Jean Varloot

      Paris : Éditions de Minuit, 1955, Softcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 15 volumes of 16 (lacks volume 5). Subjects; Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Correspondance. French writings. 18th-century. Genre; Autobiography. Text is in French. Inventory No: 242034.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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         L'ENEIDE IN VERSI ITALIANI DI FRANCESCO VIVONA

      AUSONIA, ROMA 1955 - ITALIANO XIII ristampa della VII edizione, con note di Cesarini e Fermi, al frontespizio illustrazione in nero, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, con piccoli finalini e capilettera figurati, ai bordi laterali delle prime 7 pagine scritta omaggio traforata, brossura editoriale morbida, illustrata, scolorita, con usura ai bordi e con aspetto vissuto La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         The Great Crash 1929.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece illustration reproduced from The New Yorker Magazine. Edges of text block and rear endpapers spotted, otherwise a bright, clean copy in the lightly toned and chipped dust jacket, spine and joints browned, one tape repair to head of spine verso. First UK edition, first impression. A bestseller on publication which has never been out of print since, Galbraith's study presents an economic history of the build-up to the Wall Street Crash, written on the principle that those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Not without its lighter moments, as the Financial Times' reviewer observed: "Professor Galbraith performed a necessary and useful task in producing a lively and highly readable account of that disaster … it abounds in witty remarks" (2008). It was originally published in the US earlier the same year.

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         À La Recherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu. [Portfolio of Shoes].

      New York Andy Warhol 1955 - 16 sheets 24.8 x 34.9 cm. 1 sheet 51.1 x 66.6 cm. 1 sheet 63.5 x 48.3 cm. 18 offset hand-coloured lithographs on wove paper by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martins aniline watercolour dye. Originally issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in printed covers, the present copy also contains one extra double-sized illustration of a boot with no caption (a boot of the same style was used by Warhol for a separate work as part of an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year). Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, is responsible for the calligraphy captions. The title on the cover of the work, meanwhile, is hand-written in ink and reads 'À La Pecherche du Shoe Perdu.' This misspelling may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earliest that Warhola completed. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then coloured by hand at one of Warhol's 'colouring parties.' This delightful portfolio is rare, as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate.

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         The Brass Command

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, else fine dustwrapper. The two-part cloth binding has resulted in a vertical rub along the joint where the two different cloths are joined, else this is a splendid copy of one of the author's scarcest books.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         TEACHER Anne Sullivan Macy / A Tribute by the Foster-child of Her Mind

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. Stated. 8vo (8 1/2 in. tall); 247 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue spine titling. Eight pages of lovely black and white photographs. Warmly inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller on front free endpaper in the first year of publication, "to Eleanor Gilchrist with sincere regards / Helen Keller / November 16th, 1955." Spine head worn, tail creased, fore-edge corners slightly rubbed. Endpapers barely toned, introduction with stains, two pages with light offset from photographs. When Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute, was six, a young woman named Anne Sullivan entered her life. Inscribed by Author(s). Very Good. No jacket.

      [Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books]
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         Münchhausen

      Aufbau-Verl., 1955 - 775 Seiten Medienartikel von Book Broker Berlin sind stets in gebrauchsfähigem ordentlichen Zustand. Dieser Artikel weist folgende Merkmale auf: Altersentsprechend nachgedunkelte/saubere Seiten in fester Bindung. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 736

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         Three Versions From The German

      London, England: Self-Published(1955). First Edition / First Printing. Fine in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Unpaginated. The author's first Limited Edition publication. Self-published, it is one of Stephen Spender's rarest titles. Limited Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Privately printed by the great poet and his wife as a holiday present for their friends. A beautifully produced book: Small-size volume format. Gilt softcovers with black titles pasted on, as issued. Text by Stephen Spender. Without DJ, as issued. Each copy was numbered and inscribed by the author and signed by him and his wife, Natasha Spender. Presents Stephen Spender's "Three Versions From The German". Three fresh, new translations by the great British Poet Laureate of well-known poems by the great German poets Stefan George and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who were major influences on Stephen Spender's own poetry. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Spender collectors. This copy is Number 66, indicated/numbered as such on the Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed by the author and his wife: "To Alan and Jennifer, With Christmas and New Year Love from Stephen and Natasha". The inscription was written and signed by the author in black ink-pen. Natasha Spender signed her own name in blue pen. As far as we know, this is the only such copy of the Limited Edition available online and despite its imperfection (age-wear on fragile cover) is still in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright. Please note: The book is beautifully produced, but also quite delicate and because of its small size, easily misplaced. This copy is one of a handful that have survived. Spender scholars have established that very few remain. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest British poets of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN SPENDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

      [Bookseller: ModernRare]
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         AYRS Publications 1-100 [together with] AYRS Airs 1-11 (1971-1975) AMATEUR YACHT RESEARCH SOCIETY: A SPLENDID RUN

      Amateur Yacht Research Society,, [c. 1955-1984]. Together 111 parts in 9 vols., 8vo. First Edition, with many thousands of photographs, illustrations, maps and plans throughout; strongly and uniformly bound in mid-green cloth (Airs volume in slightly lighter green), backstrips lettered and numbered in gilt, all fine copies. A SPLENDID RUN OF AN INVALUABLE YACHTING, SAILING AND CRUISING RESOURCE. The coverage is immense, including virtually all aspects of conventional sailing craft, catamarans, trimarans, hydrofoils and the like. RUNS OF THIS CALIBRE ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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         The October Country

      Ballantine, New York 1955 - First Printing of the First Edition, First State, with the "BB" monogram on spine of book inverted, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo, 306pp. Preceded by a limited edition of 50 copies bound for the author. Signed by Ray Bradbury directly on the title page. Minor wear to corners and edges, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with tanning to spine, minor paper loss to spine ends, and lightly rubbed panels, else fine. For this wonderful collection of macabre and fantastic tales, Bradbury selected and rewrote fourteen stories from his previous Arkham House collection, Dark Carnival and added five stories never before published in book form. Some of Bradbury's most famous tales come from this collection, including "The Lake", "The Wind", and "The Small Assassin". At the time this book was published, Bradbury's fan base had grown significantly from the time Dark Carnival was published (not to mention it was long out of print), so this book was for most Bradbury fans the introduction to his darker side. Interestingly, Bradbury dedicated this book "For who else but August Derleth," co-founder of Arkham House and publisher of Dark Carnival. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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         The Mint. Notes made in the R.A.F. Depot between August and December, 1922, and at the Cadet College by T.E. Lawrence (352087 A/c Ross). Regrouped and Copied in 1927 and 1928 at Aircraft Depot, Karachi

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1955. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Publication date corrected in ink. Spine toned, else about fine. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Reviewer's Edition. O'Brien A167

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         Hospitales en la Zona Central del Pacifico: Tesis Profesional de Jerome Tamen E.

      Mexico City: Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura/Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ARCHITECT JEROME TAMEN on the half-title. A very solid copy to boot of his uncommon 1955 dissertation from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico on the design, planning and construction of Mexican hospitals in the Central Zone of the Pacific. Clean and Near Fine in its dark cloth, with no writing or markings of any kind internally (other than the author inscription). Oblong quarto, fascinating black-and-white plates (a number of them floor-plans) thruout.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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         Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. 1955 - 8vo., textured boards and beige cloth lettered in green and beige; unclipped pictorial dust jacket, with the slightest edge-wear. First American edition. A gorgeous copy of Golding's Nobel Prize-winning novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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         Naumann, Hermann. - Surreales Stillleben.

      - Zeichnung / Pinselzeichnung, in schwarzer Tusche, auf hellem Karton, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. 49,8 x 38,1 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift Signatur und Jahr: "H.N. 55." Verso nochmals signiert und datiert: "H. Naumann 55". - Ohne Mangel. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Memoirs.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955–6 - Two volumes, octavo. Original blue buckram, black label to spines with gilt titles, gilt facsimile signature to front boards, grey endpapers, top edges gilt. With the original acetate wrapper to volume two. Both volumes housed in the publisher's card slipcase. Very slight rubbing to ends and tips, small tears to inner margin of vol. 1 half-title, an excellent set with loss to the acetate wrapper in vol. 2, and the slipcases generally somewhat rubbed but both firmly intact. First edition, scarce deluxe issue reserved for the President, presentation set with both copies twice inscribed (once to half-titles, and again to slipcases) to his former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder: volume 1 half-title, "To my friend and long time comrade John W. Snyder, the greatest Secretary of the Treasury the country ever had, with affectionate regards from Harry Truman, Independence Dec. 17, 1955", and slipcase, "To John W. Snyder From HST", volume 2 half-title, "To Honorable John W. Snyder from his good friend Harry Truman, 5/5/56", and slipcase, "Honorable John W. Snyder". Snyder was appointed US Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programmes to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end of Truman's second term. He is mentioned on 32 pages of Truman's Memoirs, and has annotated these copies in several places. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Arte degli Etruschi

      VERONA: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1955. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 11,5 18,5. Biblioteca Moderna Mondadori USATO

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        \'Über allen Zauber Liebe\' von Scholz nach Calderon. Regie: Heinrich Koch. Schwarz-weiß Fotografie (Szenenfoto in ihrer Rolle als \'Circe\' lose auf Karton befestigt.

      Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 7.9.1955. Leichte Läsuren an den Ecken des Bildes. Maße: ca 28,5 x 22 cm (HxB). Auf dem Karton sind Angaben zum Theaterstück mit Schreibmaschine vermerkt (etwas verwischt). Von Clausen auf dem Karton mit Bleistift signiert. Auf der Rückseite mit dem Stempel der Fotografin. Eine der gewohnt brillianten Aufnahmen von Clausen, mit beeindruckender Tiefe. Rosemarie Clausen war die berühmteste Theaterfotografin nach dem 2. Weltkrieg in Deutschland. Hervorstehend sind sicherlich ihre Arbeiten mit Gustaf Gründgens, Wolfgang Borchert. Famous german photographer, spezialised for theatre. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fotografie, Photo, Theater, Theatre, signiert, signed

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