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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      Greenwood Press, (San Francisco) 1955 - Second printing and the first edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Fine in self-wraps and original unprinted tissue dustwrapper with a few small chips. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author: "For Sydney Omarr whom I look forward to meeting soon with great eagerness. Pax vobiscum! Henry Miller 9/26/55." Omarr and Miller not only met, but became close friends. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Miller and Omarr had similar tastes and Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women. He was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, *Henry Miller: His World of Urania*, and Miller wrote the introduction to *Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973* and the liner notes to the record album *Presenting Sydney Omarr*. A very nice association. *Shifreen & Jackson* A66d. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition

      (Philadelphia): The Pennsylvania Academy of. 1955. First. Quarto. Stiff wrappers and French-folded dustwrapper. Faint dampstain to the spine else near fine. Special deluxe issue of the Catalogue of the Anniversary Exhibition with essays on the various artists by many distinguished art scholars and critics. This is Copy #5 of 100 numbered copies. Several of the scholars have Signed their contributions. Among those who have signed are Lloyd Goodrich (on Thomas Eakins), Edward W. Root (on George Luks), Dorothy Grafly (on Charles Grafly), Franklin C. Watkins, Walker Hancock, Wilbur D. Peat (on William Merritt Chase), Marian Carson, Edgar P. Richardson (on Benjamin West), Henri Marceau and Charles C. Sellers (on Charles Willson Peale). Also laid in are several ephemeram related to the exhibition including a menu to celebratory dinner (as well as a miniature facsimile of a menu for the centenary dinner), a program, invitation, ticket and first day of issue postcard and stamp issued to commemorate the anniversary, as well as an unused plate block of the same stamp (Peale's "The Artist in His Museum") and invitations or programs to a private viewing of the collection and a chamber music performance in connection with the anniversary. A splendid collection of material relating to an important American institution. .

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        Joan Miro-Derriere le Miroir, no. 87-88-89, pg 4,9-1955 Lithograph

      1955 - "Derriere le Miroir, no. 87-88-89, pg 4,9" by Joan Miro, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall size of the Lithograph is 15 x 22 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: #223 & #225 from ‘Miro Lithographs II", Mourlot, F., 1975Double page lithograph from Derriere le Miroir, No. 87-88-89, 1956, pg 4 & 9, Published by Maeght, Paris.Derriere le Miroir was the legendary art revue published in Paris by Aime Maeght, from 1946 through 1982. Artists who contributed special edition lithographs included Chagall, Miro, Giacometti and Calder. Often known by collectors simply as DLM, all issues of Derriere le Miroir are now scarce, and have become quite valuable. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

      Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, New York 1955 - A lovely copy of this lavish 1955 prose translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy". #107 of only 300 copies bound in a full, dark-green leather and designed by the formidable Bruce Rogers. The translation (which had originally been rendered 40 years earlier) is by Charles Eliot Norton --former President of Harvard-- and the illustrations are from designs by Botticelli. Thick folio, deckled fore and bottom edges. Imposing and very impressive. Also includes a very sturdy, Near Fine example of the publisher's dark cardboard slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine typed letter signed as Prime Minister with autograph salutation and subscription to Herbert Gunn of the Daily Sketch, (Sir Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977, Prime Minister)

      1955 - marked 'Personal', telling him that "on the evening of May 17th the Conservative Party has half an hour's television time as part of our election campaign. We should like to make this programme an informal press conference, and I am writing to you to ask whether you would consider taking part. The broadcast will take place in a studio at Lime Grove. Our intention is that I and three or four of my Ministerial colleagues, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Foreign Secretary, will meet you there in order that you can put to us any questions . over a wide range of subjects ." he continues that the programme will be spontaneous and that he is inviting other newspaper editors from London and the Provinces, 1 side 4to., 10 Downing Street, Whitehall headed paper, 2nd May Eden took over from Churchill as prime minister on 6th April 1955 and made few changes in the Cabinet. His immediate problem was the timing of the next general election which he could have postponed till October 1956, but the economy was booming, unemployment was negligible, and, largely thanks to Eden's own efforts, the international scene was tranquil. A tax-reducing budget was announced and he decided to go to the country as soon as possible. The election held on 26th May increased the Conservative majority over all other parties from seventeen to sixty. The result owed something to Eden's own conduct of the campaign. Repeating his theme of a 'property-owning democracy'; he was the first prime minister to make effective use of television, addressing his audience alone, face to face and without a script.

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        Eightieth Birthday Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill

      Beaulieu, Hampshire, England: The Heritage Collection, 1955. First edition, copy No. 80 of 3,000. Frontispiece portrait of Churchill in dress uniform, and 400 half-tone reproductions of photographs of Churchill. Foreword by Randolph Churchill. 1 vols. 4to. Original full crushed scarlet levant morocco, lettered in gilt, hand bound by MANSELL. Slight wear to extremities, minor fading at edges. First edition, copy No. 80 of 3,000. Frontispiece portrait of Churchill in dress uniform, and 400 half-tone reproductions of photographs of Churchill. Foreword by Randolph Churchill. 1 vols. 4to.

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        DI NAYE HAGODEH SHEL PEYSEH: FUN DER GEGENVART 1933-1945, HITLER-EPOKHE [HAGADAH SHEL PESACH HAGGADAH PESAH]

      Buenos Aires; Talleras Graficos Heuman 1955 - Original Wraps. 16mo. 31 pages. 15 cm. In Yiddish with Hebrew. "Le-shanah ha-ba? Ah bene horin be-ar? A de-Yisra'el. " - Cover. With added Spanish title page at rear: La Nueva Hagada? De Pesaj: del presente 1933-1945 - epoca – Hitleriana. La Noche Sagrada de Egipto y la liberacion del judaismo europeo del yugo nazi. " New Haggada for the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the resistance and martyrs in during the Hitlerian epoch. Replete with songs of the partisans. Endpages contain facsimile of letters from representatives of the State of Israel in support of this Haggadah. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Miscellanea. Haggada. OCLC lists 2 copies (Harvard, Natl Libr Israel) . Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (HAG-16-12) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. Second printing and the first edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Fine in self-wraps and original unprinted tissue dustwrapper with a few small chips. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author: "For Sydney Omarr whom I look forward to meeting soon with great eagerness. Pax vobiscum! Henry Miller 9/26/55." Omarr and Miller not only met, but became close friends. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Miller and Omarr had similar tastes and Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women. He was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, Henry Miller: His World of Urania, and Miller wrote the introduction to Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973 and the liner notes to the record album Presenting Sydney Omarr. A very nice association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

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        Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill--signed By Lotte Lenya

      Columbia Records, New York 1955 - 33 1/3 LP Record, SIGNED on the inside of the jacket sleeve (next to a vintage photo of her and a young Kurt Weill) BY LOTTLE LENYA AND DATED ON THE IDES OF MARCH (March 15th, 1956). A very handsome example to boot of this 1955 Columbia Records pressing. VG+ in a bright, pictorial sleeve (adorned with a dramatic portrait of Lottle Lenya by Saul Bolasni). And with an immaculate, Fine example of the record itself. Lyrics by Betolt Brecht and Georg Kaiser, music by the formidable Kurt Weill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Piper. Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954, arranged and with an introduction by S. John Wood

      Curt Valentin, New York 1955 - First American edition. Eleven reproductions in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line-and-tone; an aquatint; a monochrome lithograph and THREE LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR SPECIALLY DRAWN FOR THIS WORK. 1 vols. Large 4to. WITH 3 ORIGINAL JOHN PIPER LITHOGRAPHS. LAID IN IS A PIECE OF CLOTH DESIGNED BY PIPER. Original cloth, fine in chipped dust jacket Eleven reproductions in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line-and-tone; an aquatint; a monochrome lithograph and THREE LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR SPECIALLY DRAWN FOR THIS WORK. 1 vols. Large 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beast in View

      Random House 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. A very good dustjacket with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the $3.50 price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some discolorization to the front endpaper. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of Conan.

      New York: Gnome Press Inc.,, 1955. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine and front cover in black. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece map. Negligible rubbing to extremities, an excellent bright copy. First edition, first printing. This collection is the sixth in the Gnome Press series of Conan books. The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. The stories here were previously unpublished; Howard committed suicide in 1936 leaving two large collections of unfinished manuscripts from which these tales were taken, reworked, and completed by de Camp.

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        The Maser - New Type of Microwave Amplifier, Freguency Standard, and Spectrometer

      American Physical Society, Lancaster, PA and New York, N.Y. 1955 - First Edition. 1059-1337, [1 blank] pages. Original blue/green printed wrappers. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Previous owner name inked on upper right hand corner of front wrapper. Several scuffs and minor discolorations to the front panel. Light fading to the spine panel. Shallow bump to head of spine panel. The entire issue offered of The Physical Review Second Series, Vol 99 No. 4. Wraps. The paper by Townes, et al. discussing the discovery of the Maser is found on pages 1264-1274. Offered in the original wrappers.This work resulted in the Nobel Prize in Physics 1964 being awarded to Charles Hard Townes (1/2), and the other half jointly to Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov (1/4) and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov (1/4) "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle"."The first papers about the maser were published . as a result of investigations carried out simultaneously and independently by Townes and co-workers at Columbia University in New York and by Basov and Prochorov at the Lebedev Institute in Moscow. In the following years there were designed a number of masers of widely different types, and many people made important contributions to this development. In the type that is now being mostly used the maser effect is obtained by means of the ions of certain metals imbedded in a suitable crystal. These masers work as extremely sensitive receivers for short radiowaves. They are of great importance in radio astronomy and are being used in space research for recording the radio signals from satellites." (Nobel Presentation Speech)The Physical Review, The First Hundred Years, a Selection fo Seminal Papers and Commentaries, p.1165. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Engineering of Consent

      1955. First Edition . BERNAYS, Edward L. The Engineering of Consent. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1955). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of Bernays' foundational 1950s work on advertising and public relations—""Bernays was instrumental in the search for professional recognition""—edited by him with his lead essay, ""The Theory and Practice of Public Relations,"" along with seven essays by leaders in advertising, government, journalism, philanthropy and education.Edward Bernays, considered the father of public relations, “was truly a public relations scholar in every sense of the word, and taught the first course in public relations at New York University in 1923. By making use of market researchÂ…social surveys and public opinion polls he was instrumental in a shift of interest in public relations.” Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, “was among the first to understand that one of the implications of the subconscious mind was that it could be appealed to in order to sell products and ideas. You no longer had to offer people what they needed; by linking your brand with their deeper hopes and fears, you could persuade them to buy what they dreamt of” (Guardian). Building on early works such as Propaganda (1928), “in 1955 Bernays published another significant book, namely The Engineering of Consent, which included principles for public relationsÂ… Bernays was instrumental in the search for professional recognition by public relations practitioners (and identifying the obstacles that prohibit this), as well as contributing to the body of knowledge which makes up such an essential part of any profession"" (du Plessis, Introduction to Public Relations, 12). In this workÂ’s lead essay, Bernays develops an eight-point set of directives and concisely defines public relations as “the attempt, by information, persuasion and adjustment, to engineer public support for an activity, cause, movement or institution.” Bernays sees public relations as especially vital in a fast-moving world where “the need for trained professionals who can deal with increasingly difficult problems of adjustment, interpretation and persuasion is greater.” Expanding on ideas Bernays presented in a 1947 piece for the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Engineering of Consent, edited by him, also features essays by Howard Cutler of BernaysÂ’ agency; Sherwood Dodge, Vice President in charge of marketing at Foote, Cone and Belding; New York Times education editor Benjamin Fine; journalist and partner in BernaysÂ’ agency, Doris Fleischman; Brigadier General A. Robert Ginsburgh; John Price Jones, chairman of the fund-raising firm bearing his name; and Time magazine's director of promotion, Nicholas Samstag. A fine copy.

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        Drei Szenen aus Tante Hs Leben: a) H-néni und ihr Gefangerer. Öltempera auf Leinwand.

      80 x 95 cm, Tadellos Signiert und datiert. Valentin Lustig (*1955 ) aus Klausenburg in Siebenbürgen (Rumänien) stammender Künstler. Seit 1983 lebt Lustig in der Schweiz. Seine Kunst reicht von naiv bis surrealistisch-phantastisch, und enthält zahlreiche Anspielungen auf mythische und biblische Themen. Als Kind von Holocaustüberlebenden thematisiert Lustig auch das Schicksal des jüdischen Volkes. Doch dies kommt nicht explizit zum Ausdruck, da er sich einer individuellen und symbolischen bis ins Groteske reichenden Bildersprache bedient, die verschiedene Deutungen zulässt. [Wer Topor mag - mag auch Lustig]Austellungen:1994: Binz 39, Zürich Galerie Pennarz (Alte Schule), Gundamsried Pfaffenhofen(Deutschland)1996: Galerie Stubnitz Kontor, Zürich1997: Allmedia Productions, Zürich1998: Hewlett Gallery, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA)2003: The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2004: Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris2004: Dorottya Gallery (Ernst Museum), Budapest2005: Lebewohlfabrik, Zürich2006/2007: Yeshiva University Museum, New York City2007: Cooperativo, Zürich2008: Galerie Hauptmann und Kampa, Zürich

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        Fernand Leger-Museum Morsbroich-1955 Mourlot Lithograph

      1955 - "Museum Morsbroich" by Fernand Leger, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall size of the Lithograph is 29.75 x 22.25 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Paper breaks present in the top left and right areas of the print. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Judith Hearne.

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1955. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Fine in publisher's burgundy cloth, in a similarly fine dustwrapper, unclipped, unfaded, unscuffed. Very attractive indeed. Internally clean and sharp, ink ownership to front flyleaf. .A beautiful copy of Moore's horribly compelling novel of loneliness and isolation. Later known as 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne', which rather gives the game away.

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        Encyclopédie de radiologie. 14 volumes

      1955. Thieme. 1955 à 1960. In-4.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 14 volumes tolié marron ou percaline marron Titre et tomaison dorée.Papier glacé. De nombreuses illustrations noires et blanc parfois couleurs. En langue allemande. 1958: Z Zsebök:160 pages: Röntgenanatomie der neugeborenen- und säuglislunge; 1960: H.Bohlig -G Jacob:166 pages:Die asbestose der lungen;1960: 66 pages: F Kaindl- E.Mannheimer- L-Pfeleger-schwarz- B Thurner: Lymphangiographie und lymphadenographie der extremitäten;1959: 457 pages: J.E.W. Brocher:Die wirbelsäulenleiden und ihre differentialdiagnose;1957: Cocchi U:226 pages: Retropneumoperitonem und pneumomediastinum; 1959: Mündnich-Frey KW: 123 pages: Das röngenschichtbild; 1955: Huzly A- Böhm F:138 pages: Bronchus und tuberkulose; 1957: Esser C:210 pages:Topographische ausdeutung der bronchien im röntgenbild; 1955: Stutz E- Vieten H: 250 pages: Die bronchographie; 1955: Anacker H: 77 pages: Lu,genkrebs und bronchographie; 1955: Gebauer A Chanen A :313 pages: Das transversale schichtverfahren; 1958: Vogler E- Herbst R:112 pages: Angiographie der nieren; 1959: May R- Nissl R:192 pages: Die phlebographie unteren extremität; 1960: Künzler R- Schad N:224 pages: Atlas der angiokardiographie angeborener herzfehler.

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        Lolita (First Issue)

      The First Issue printed by The Olympia Press in 1955. 2 Vols : Wraps. Both BOOKS are in Very Good++ or better condition. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Printed price of 900 Francs to the rear panel of both volumes with NO erasures, or sticker residue. Vol. I: Very Mild edge-wear at the spine ends with a small nick and a small rub to the lower spine. A little light spotting to the text-block and to the lower corner of the prelims. Upper text block and white of spine lightly toned. Vol. II: Minimal edge-wear at the spine ends. A mild crease to the rear upper corner. Upper text block and white of spine lightly toned. Light spotting to the text block. Both volumes are free from inscriptions and erasures. Both volumes are the correct first issue confirming to all of the first issue points. Housed within individual card chemises within a custom solander box with gilt titling. Published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the lower rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be repriced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either with the book-seller's hand written price correction or as here (in the much more uncommon) without a price change. Lolita is one of the towering literary achievements of the twentieth century and Nabokov's best-known masterpiece. It was turned down by every major American publishing house. It eventually found a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias's pioneering Paris based Olympia Press. Nabokov was appalled by the company his book was forced to keep on the Olympia list, and he and Girodias conducted a bitter, litigious feud lasting years. During that time Lolita's reputation grew in direct inverse proportion to its availability. The novel was banned in the UK shortly after publication; the French authorities followed suit at the end of 1956. The various translations of the work into other languages caused a number of other scandals, but in spite of American officials being anxious about the appearance of the first American edition, this was issued without problems (in 1958) and became an instant bestseller. In fact, it sold more than 100.000 copies within the first three weeks of publication. A very uncommon and excellent set of a high spot of modern literature. Lolita is included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It also made the World Library's list of one of The 100 Best Books of All Time. Nabokov went on to write the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film adaptation with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. Scarce with such attributes.

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        Carbonel.

      188pp. Boards in dust jacket.

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        poem "The Gift", :Mary Mother of God written for Miss Elena de Hellebranth,Typed Signed Letter to

      RUTHERFORD, NJ 1955 - letter dated Sept. 23, '55, letter regarding a cancelation for a dinner invitation and says his poem :Mary Mother of God was written for Miss Hellebranth, includes typed and signed poem "The Gift", letter typed on personal letterhead "William Carlos Williams 9 Ridge orad Rutherford, N.J.", poem age toned, post marked envelope rutherford, new jersey DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION:

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        Photograph inscribed

      , 1955. 1955. DOISNEAU, Robert. Photograph inscribed by Andre Dunoyer de Seconzac. Paris: Robert Doisneau, 1955. Original black-and-white photograph; image measures 7 by 8-1/2 inches. $1650.Original vintage photographic print by Robert Doisneau (with his studio stamp on verso) of French artist André Dunoyer de Segonzac at work in his studio. Inscribed on the verso by the painter:

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New York: A New Directions Book, 1955. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book with faint spotting to the closed top-edge of the page block, otherwise in excellent condition. In a Near Fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine ends (no loss) and a faint scuff near the front flap fold running the length of the jacket. Publisher clipped on all four corners, but retaining the original price on the lower front flap. Famously filmed in 1958 by Richard Brooks starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Award, Tennessee William's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" portrays the Pollitt family in Mississippi on the brink of a meltdown. The Pollitt family members attempt to untangle their web of deceits and come to terms with death and an uncertain future. Drama critic for The New York Times wrote that it is "Mr. Williams' finest drama. It faces and speaks the truth.". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        THE LOVEBIRDS.

      Original pen & ink artwork for an illustration to The Lovebirds, a story from Eleanor Farjeon's 'The Little Bookroom', illustrated by Ardizzone and published in 1955. Image 112 x 162 mm. Mounted on acid-free board ready for framing.This item is subject to VAT at 20%.

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        CAHIERS DE LA CÉRAMIQUE, DU VERRE ET DES ARTS DU FEU. Revue trimestrielle. Vols. 1-59 (all published). Sevres . Cahiers de la céramique du verre et des arts du feu revue trimestrielle. Nos.1-51 with 9 supplements.

      , Sèvres, 1955-1972. orig. wrappers all 51 physical issues (42-43, 46-47 & 48-49 being double issues) and 9 supplements (to issues 9, 12, 13, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42-43, 45.60 volumes illustrated with appr. 350 colour-plates (many tipped-in) and more than 2500 b/w text illustrations. Indexed in ART bibliographies current titles

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        Le Spatiodynamisme. Texte de la conférence faite le 19 juin 1954 à l'amphithéatre Turgot, à la Sorbonne, sur l'initiative de la "Société Française d'Esthétique".

      Boulogne sur Seine, Editions AA, s.d. [1955]. - 19 x 14 cm, 20 p., 6 pl. h.-t., non coupé. Broché, couv. ill. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen (Ist issue)

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1955 - A very sharp copy of the 1955 1st edition, in the much less common 1st issue (with only 1 date on the copyright page). Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 207 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moonraker.

      London Jonathan Cape 1955 - First edition, first impression, 8vo., two spots to fore-edge of text block, blind corner indentation to upper, outer corner of last dozen or so pages, else fine, publisher's black cloth, lettered in silver, fine, printed dust-jacket, light dust-soling, upper flap price-clipped, lower one not and and bears the correct price of 10s.6d net., darkening to spine and extremities, minor chips to corners and spine-ends, otherwise very good-plus, preserved in a cloth slip-case. A very good copy of the third James Bond title and often regarded as the best: one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" on p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955. Gilbert A3a (1.2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strabismus (Gebundene Ausgabe) von Herbert Kaufmann (Herausgeber), Heimo Steffen (Herausgeber)

      Grundlagen und Hintergrundwissen: - Anatomie und (Patho-)Physiologie der Orbita und des Bewegungsapparates - Neurophysiologie der Augenbewegungen - Ursachen, Formen und Folgen der Schielerkrankungen, des Nystagmus und der Blickstörungen Diagnostik und Therapie: - Darstellung aller wesentlichen diagnostischen Verfahren - Anleitungen zur sicheren Befundung - Wichtige Informationen zur konservativen Schielbehandlung - Vorbereitung und Durchführung komplizierter Augenmuskeloperationen inkl. Schnittführung, Wundverschluss und Nachsorge Autor: Hermann Kaufmann, geboren 1955 in Reuthe/Vorarlberg. Architekturstudium an der Technischen Universität Wien. Seit 1984 Büro mit C. Lenz in Schwarzach/Vorarlberg. Seit 2002 Professur für Holzbau an der TU in München. Aus dem Inhalt: B Normales Binokularsehen S - Physiologische Optik - Anatomie und Physiologie der Orbita und des Bewegungsapparates - Neurophysiologie der Augenbewegungen - Sehschärfe - Sensorik des Binokularsehens B Störungen des Binokularsehens S - Terminologie - Mechanik pathologischer Augenbewegungen - Heterophorie und Asthenopie - Heterotropie B Untersuchung des Binokularsehens S - Untersuchung der Motorik - Untersuchung der Sensorik B Störungen der Augen-, Lid- und Pupillenmotorik S - Augenmuskellähmungen - Supranukleäre Augenbewungsstörungen - Störungen der Pupillenmotorik - Topodiagnostik der Augenbewegungsstörungen B Augenmuskeloperationen S - Allgemeine Hinweise - Wirkungsweise und Durchführung verschiedener Operationsverfahren - Ergebnisse und Indikationen verschiedenerOperationsverfahren B Hinweise zur Begutachtung bei Störungen des Binokularsehens S - Minderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit (MdE) bei Störungen des Binokularsehens Sprache deutsch Maße 270 x 195 mm Medizin Pharmazie Klinik und Praxis Augenbewegungen Blickstörung Botulinum Neurophysiologie Nystagmus Operationen Orthoptistin Schielbehandlung Schielen Strabismus Strabologie ISBN-10 3-13-129724-7 / 3131297247 ISBN-13 978-3-13-129724-2 / 9783131297242

      [Bookseller: Buchservice Lars Lutzer]
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        Spectacular framed display of three signed photos of Iwo Jima flag raisers

      n.p., n.d.. 32" x 15.5". "Three original, black white photos, 7.75"" x 9.75"", each signed by the individual surviving Iwo Jima flag raisers, ""Ira H. Hayes Pfc./U.S.M.C."", ""John H. Bradley Ph.M 2/C "", and ""Pfc. R.A, Gagnon"". The photos are in beautiful condition with the image of Gagnon containing a small spot (hard to even see in image). All the signatures are overall faded but clearly legible. Personally owned by John Bradley, and handed down to his son, James Bradley, who has certified the pieces were from his personal collection. Presented matted, framed and glazed to a finished size of 32"" x 15.5"".A handsome, impressive large display of the three Iwo Jima flag raisers, as individual signed photos of the three men in uniform, each holding the important war tattered flag. 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.A moment of enormous historical importance, beautifully memorialized in this stunning signed black and white photo, signed by three of the many heros from Iwo Jima. John Bradley was one of the first flag raisers at Iwo Jima, and a awardee of both the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his contributions during the battle. Rene Gagnon is best known for being one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S. flag at Iwo Jima and Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American, fought on the island until it was secure however Easy Company had many casualties, and Hayes was one of only five Marines remaining from his platoon of forty-five . Ira was later often commemorated in art and film, both before and after his death in 1955. In 1949, he portrayed himself raising the flag in the motion picture movie, Sands of Iwo Jima. A spectacular example made that much more significant with its important provenance, signatures dated pre 1955 based on the inclusion of Ira Hayes signature.Includes important provenance and documentation from Bradley's son, who authored ""Flags of our Fathers."""

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        A View from the Bridge. Two one-act plays by

      The Viking Press, New York 1955 - Inscribed by Miller on the titlepage , "For David Scrivens, With best regards Arthur Miller". Fine in d/w which is lightly soiled with some chipping and light wear, internal tape repairs but still very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables. Trente cinq lithographies originales de Hans Erni.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1955. - Grand in-4, sous double emboitage, dos en velin titré en long, plats, chemise, et couverture ornés d'un décor de portraits tirés des fables, réalisé par l'artiste. Tirage à 320 ex. sur papier de Rives; signées par l'éditeur et Erni, un des 294 ex. comprenant outre les 35 lithographies in et h.-t., le tirage complet des essais lithographiques. Bel ex. Réf. bibliographiques : Monod 6727.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955 First edition, first impressionOctavo. Original green wrappers, printed in black.A sharp fresh copy. Lovely. This true first edition, was issued in Paris as Number 7 in the highly influential Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series. [209]

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        Ginger Man

      1955. First Edition . DONLEAVY, J.P. The Ginger Man. Paris: Olympia, [1955]. Small octavo, original green printed paper wrappers. $1500.First edition of DonleavyÂ’s first and most celebrated novel.Singled out by Dorothy Parker as “lusty, violent, wildly funny,” DonleavyÂ’s first novel remains his most famous, notorious not only for its hero but also for the controversies surrounding its publication. “While DonleavyÂ’s first novel was not quite as much of a coup for the Olympia Press as Vladimir NabokovÂ’s Lolita, which they published the same year, it was nevertheless more literary than some of their publications, and added a certain luster to their list. Unfortunately, it also led to the PressÂ’ downfall, when the author sued the proprietor, Maurice Girodias, for breach of contract. Girodias was obliged to sell his firmÂ’s title and had the further humiliation of seeing Donleavy buy it at auctionÂ… The attendant publicity ensured that DonleavyÂ’s reputation as a writer of bawdy farces became firmly established in the reading publicÂ’s mind” (Parker, 319). First edition, with “Francs: 1.500” on rear panel. Kearney 82. A fine copy.

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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press, Paris 1955 - The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Octavo. Original green wrappers, printed in black. A sharp fresh copy. Lovely. This true first edition, was issued in Paris as Number 7 in the highly influential Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series. .

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        Autograph letter signed

      , 1955. 1955. Signed. PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed. Bussaco, Portugal: April 17, 1955. One octavo leaf of Palace Hotel stationery (5-1/2 by 8 inches), writing on recto and verso. WITH: GUBERT, José Ensesa. Typed letter signed (to Cole Porter). Barcelona: March 30, 1955. One quarto leaf of stationery (8-1/2 by 11 inches), typing on recto only. $2200.Autograph letter signed by Cole Porter, praising the lack of rain during his travels, expressing pleasure that the recipient likes her new office and complimenting his travel companion.""The least imitable songwriter of America's golden years of popular song, and in many ways the least 'American,' Cole Porter… epitomized 'sophistication' during decades when that commodity was in shortest supply"" (ANB). Porter's letter, on stationery from the Palace Hotel in Bussaco, Portugal, reads, in full: ""Sun., April 17, 55. Dear Mrs. S

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        A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu.

      New York: Andy Warhol, 1955 - Excellent condition. Presented in grey wooden frames. 18 offset lithographs on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. 16 sheets 24.8 x 34.9 cm. 1 sheet 51.1 x 66.6 cm. 1 sheet 63.5 x 48.3 cm. Issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in the printed covers. Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola did the calligraphy. While the captions are printed in Julia Warhola's distinctive hand, the title on the cover is hand-written in ink and reads 'A La Pecherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu '. This mistake may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earlier ones Warhola titled. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then hand-coloured using Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye by Warhol and his friends at his 'colouring parties'. This portfolio 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, 'Gee, Merrie Shoes' for an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year). This delightful portfolio is rare as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of all the plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate. Feldman & Schellmann IV.69A - 84A, IV.85.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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