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        Instantanes de Paris

      1955. First Edition . Signed. DOISNEAU, Robert. Instantanés de Paris. (Paris): Arthaud, (1955). Quarto, original yellow cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1800.First edition of DoisneauÂ’s beloved Paris, inscribed on the half title, “A Monsieur Norton Wood, avec les respectueux homages de Robert Doisneau,” with 148 rich photogravures of Parisians and preface by Blaise Cendrars.Robert Doisneau was “one of FranceÂ’s most popular and prolific reportage photographers, known for his modest, playful and ironic images in amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of Kertesz, Atget and Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau has presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet, incongruous moments” (Encyclopedia of Photography). With 148 black-and-white photogravures of Parisians— musicians, factory workers, lovers, street artists, dancers, schoolchildren and fishermen— each captured in revealing moments, along with a striking photograph of Picasso and a seven-page photo-essay of crowds lined up before da VinciÂ’s Mona Lisa (which had been removed and hidden during the war and returned afterwards to the Louvre). Preface by Blaise Cendrars, who also wrote the text for their earlier collaboration, La Banlieue de Paris (1949). Text in French. See Icons of Photography, 106; Parr & Badger, 201; Roth, 132. Book clean and bright, with rub to foot of spine. Mild edge-wear to original dust jacket. A very desirable inscribed copy, in near-fine condition.

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        HIGH STREET OXFORD

      Full size railway poster issued by British Railways in the 1950s. She light overall creasing.

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        Gerhard Hoehme. die Unruhe wächst / restlessness grows Werke / Works 1955 - 1989

      240 S. Pappe Als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet, Lagerspuren vorhanden

      [Bookseller: Bunt Buchhandlung GmbH]
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        EROS AND CIVILIZATION: A PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY INTO FREUD

      BOSTON BEACON PRESS PUB 1955. - VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD D.J. A PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED IN FULL BY THE AUTHOR AND DATED JANUARY 1956 BOOK HAS SOME LIGHT TANNING TO THE SPINE AND EDGES BUT IS OTHERWISE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS A BIT WORN AT THE CORNERS WITH SHALLOW CHIPPING TO THE ENDS OF LIGHTLY SUNNED SPINE PANEL, A SMALL HOLE IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE FRONT PANEL, AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY WHICH IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. MARCUSE'S INFLUENTIAL AND INSIGHTFUL CRITICAL MARXIST INQUIRY INTO FREUD AND RARE SIGNED. FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NO BOUNDARIES

      Ballantine Books [1955]., New York - Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7. Some faint damp marks to cloth, a nearly fine copy in fine dust jacket with 8 mm closed tear and faint associated crease at upper edge of front panel. An attractive copy of one of the very scarce Ballantine hardcovers. (#155550) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instantanes de Paris

      , 1955. 1955. First Edition . Signed. DOISNEAU, Robert. Instantanés de Paris. (Paris): Arthaud, (1955). Quarto, original yellow cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1800.First edition of Doisneau

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        Eloise

      Simon & Schuster 1955 - Stated First Printing. Decorative maize colored cloth. Covers lightly age spotted + name neatly written on front end paper. Unclipped ($2.95) jacket has several small tears, chipped spine ends and foxed rear panel. Includes pull-out page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A most attractive Jacqueline Kennedy signed photo

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x 10". "Signed photo,""Jacqueline Kennedy,"" 5.25"" x 6.75"" image on 8"" x 10"" photo paper. Signed and inscribed in lower margin ""For Mr. Eugene Siler, with best wishes, Jacqueline Kennedy"". Siler was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1955-1965). He served in the House from 1955 to 1964. He would certainly have encountered the Kennedys around Washington. Overall superb."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Roger Moore Collection - All First Edition - SIGNED by Sir Roger Moore

      London: Cape, 1955 A set of first printings in original dust wrappers. All are signed by Sir Roger Moore. Comprising: 'Moonraker' - A near fine (or better) book with one small number and name to the pastedown/endpaper. No foxing. 'shoot' to page 10. SIGNED without dedication by Sir Roger Moore on the title page along with the 007 insignia. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine ends, some darkening to the rear panel and a little spotting to the end-flaps. Spine is clear and only lightly browned, with some rubbing to the edges. 'For Your Eyes Only' - a near fine book without inscriptions. Small circular stain to pages 25-8. SIGNED 'best wishes Roger Moore 007' to the title page. In a very good+ (or better) unclipped wrapper with NO FADING to the spine. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. 'The Spy Who Loved Me' - a near fine book with an inscriptions to the front endpaper. SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped (showing 15s) dust wrapper with some light handling marks and a little edge wear. 'The Man With The Golden Gun' - a near fine book (small stain to page 156), SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and corners. 'Octopussy and The Living Daylights' - a fine book SIGNED by Roger Moore on the half title, additionally signed on the contents page by Maryam D'Abo and Maud Adams (with their character names). In a fine unclipped wrapper with the first issue price of 10s 6d. A lovely set of first editions, first printings all signed by Sir Roger Moore.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Europeans

      1955. First Edition . CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Europeans: Photographs. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1955). Folio, original pictorial paper boards designed by Miró. $2200.First edition in English of Cartier-BressonÂ’s famous photobook, “capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen,” with 114 large photogravures (many double-page) and bright cover designed by Joan Miró.In this superb folio photobook, ""Henri Cartier-Bresson repeated the artistic success"" of his Decisive Moment (1952) with these images of post-war Europe taken from 1950-55 (Parr & Badger I:209): ""a permanent record of feeling, sun and shadow, the happy and free, the tragic and doomed, the quintessential Europe of our time."" Famed for his ""special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seenÂ… Cartier-Bresson ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century"" (Blodgett, 96). ""This snapshooter traveled the world, looking not only for the characteristics of specific nations, but also for a universal 'rhythm in the world of real things"" (Roth, 20). Published the same year as the French first edition. With original caption booklet laid in; without extremely scarce original acetate wrapper. Early gift inscription dated 1956.Text and plates fresh, faint marginal dampstaining to preliminaries, front inner hinge expertly reinforced, minor expert archival restoration to spine head.

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        Family of Man

      , 1955. 1955. First Edition . Signed. STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. The Family of Man. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Quarto, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page,

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        Conan the Usurper (Conan #8)

      Ace 1955-05-05. Paperback. New. NEW BOOK

      [Bookseller: Outletzon]
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        Un Paese

      1955. First Edition . STRAND, Paul and ZAVATTINI, Cesare. Un paese. (Torino): Giulio Einaudi, (1955). Quarto, original gray cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. $1800.First edition of this scarcest of all Strand titles, beautifully illustrated with many in-text and full-page gravure prints.“When Paul Strand moved to France in 1950, he wasÂ… in exile from an America that had turned sharply conservativeÂ… he began pursuing a notion heÂ’d been harboring for years: the portrait in photographs and words of a small town and its inhabitantsÂ… he hoped to demonstrate ‘the common denominator of all humanityÂ’ and ‘create a bridge toward a deeper understanding between countries.Â’ This project wasnÂ’t fully realized until later, when Strand collaborated with Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavattini on Un Paese, his 1955 book on ZavattiniÂ’s home town of Luzzara” (Roth, 136). The neo-realist Zavattini wrote the screenplays for such acclaimed films as The Bicycle Thief and Two Women. Text in Italian. Book fine, a bit of chipping to spine head of near-fine dust jacket.

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        The Quiet American - a very fine book with wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A very fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper (some light off-setting to the front flap), complete with the wrap-around band. The best copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Quiet American.

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1955 - First edition, 8vo. publisher's dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gold, cream dust jacket printed in grey-green and lettered in red and black, rare Book Society wraparound, just the faintest hint of toning to spine, not price-clipped, preserved in a custom-made slip-case, a superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATOMO, VITA E MORTE

      SPERLING & KUPFER, 1955. ITALIANO 0,48 Prefazione del Presidente Eisenhower, appendice di Gordon Dean, traduzione di Ada Necchi, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo in pagine ingiallite dal tempo e con lieve fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, coperta morbida con fioritura e con lievi segni di usura, sovraccoperta con fioritura, con usura e con strappi ai bordi USATO

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        Autographed Letter Signed in French

      St. Jean Ferret 1955 - French playwright, artist, and designer. 1 page, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, St. Jean Ferret, September 11, 1955, in French, untranslated, to an unknown correspondent, with interesting literary content, in part: "Cher Monsieur," writing that he had sent an earlier letter and had not received an answer. He suggests that maybe his previous letter did not arrive or that the recipient did not think it worthwhile replying to. However, he stresses that he does not trifle, so to speak, ever. Cocteau speaks of argot and mentions that he does not know the original text of "You Can Always Duck" (1943) by the British mystery writer Peter Cheyney, but thinks the French translation by his correspondent is a masterpiece. He also would like to know the man who wrote pages 15-21 of "Alors toujours en blade?" -- the title of the French translation (1947) of "You Can Always Duck." In closing Cocteau states, "As the young woman of St. Germaine say, 'it's feudal,' and I think so." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Typed letter signed

      1955. Signed. JUNG, Carl. Typed letter signed. Zurich: May 11, 1955. One half sheet of ivory wove typing paper, measuring 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches, text and signature on recto only. $5500.Intriguing typed letter signed by Jung to an American correspondent answering a request to sign books, and also discussing Napoleon, theosophists, and the “many people suffering from phantasies” who “donÂ’t want to be cured.”The text of the letter, written on Prof. Dr. C.G. Jung's letterhead with the address of Küsnacht-Zürich Seestrasse 228 and dated May 11, 1955, reads in full: ""Dear Sir, No objection against signing your books! It is quite indifferent to old Napoleon whether anybody calls him a genius. Thus it is immaterial what I call him; when I talk of him, I talk of Napoleon I, and according to the prevailing mood, I may call him a great nuisance or a scoundrel or a hell of a fellow. The theosophists claim many things beside rebirth. Nobody can hinder them. There are many people suffering from phantasies and don't want to be cured. Sincerely yours, [signed] C.G. Jung."" At the time he wrote this letter, the world-renowned psychologist was nearly 85 years old, continuing to write and publish articles and books. Single fold line. Fine condition.

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        Eloise

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition. Drawings by Hillary Knight. Folio. Publisher's decorated boards. Slight lean to spine, some soiling along edges of covers, in original dust-jacket, edge-worn and browned, front panel scuffed with 3/4-in. triangular chip from bottom edge. First edition. Drawings by Hillary Knight. Folio.

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        The First Four Minutes (Signed By The Author With The Time It Took Him To Run The Mile Under Four Minutes)

      Putnam (London) 1955 - The First UK printing published by Putnam (UK) in 1955. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. Light toning to the text block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. A little rubbing to the spine folds, spine and corners in a few places.Closed tears to the upper edges. The red lettering to the spine is only mildly faded. A little edge wear in places but a far better wrapper than usually encountered. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been SIGNED by the Author to the front blank end paper and he has also quoted the time it took him to run the first mile under four minutes : 'Roger Bannister, 3 mins 59.4 secs'. Scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate): PBFA]
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        First Four Minutes - SIGNED by Roger Bannister and Chris Chataway

      Putnam, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Putnam in 1955. A very good book with a nick to the top of the spine and with some fading and wear to the spine itself. Signed on the front endpaper by Chris Chataway and Roger Bannister (previous owner's name erased above). In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little fading to the spine and some wear to the edges. When Bannister broke the '4 minute mile', Chataway was his pace-maker. This is first double signed copy we have handled.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The First Four Minutes (Signed By The Author With The Time It Took Him To Run The Mile Under Four Minutes)

      The First UK printing published by Putnam (UK) in 1955. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. Light toning to the text block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. A little rubbing to the spine folds, spine and corners in a few places.Closed tears to the upper edges. The red lettering to the spine is only mildly faded. A little edge wear in places but a far better wrapper than usually encountered. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been SIGNED by the Author to the front blank end paper and he has also quoted the time it took him to run the first mile under four minutes : 'Roger Bannister, 3 mins 59.4 secs'. Scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

      Small 8vo. London: Trianon Press, 1955. Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full orange 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 orange gilt morocco.

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        Jews of South Carolina

      1955. First Edition . Signed. ELZAS, Barnett A. The Jews of South Carolina. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1905. Thick octavo, contemporary full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2200.Limited first edition, number 2 of only 175 copies, of this authoritative Jewish American history by noted rabbi and historian Dr. Elzas, printed on hand-made paper and wonderfully illustrated with 11 plates (two double-page), inscribed by the author, “To Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, a slight token of great esteem, from Barnett A. Elzas, New York, November, 1934,” with an autograph letter signed by Elzas.When its author, respected rabbi and historian Dr. Barnett Elzas, began to serve Charleston’s Congregation Beth Elohim in 1894, “he became keenly interested in local Jewish history and made an exhaustive study of records of Charleston Jewry and of the older smaller communities of the state. After writing a number of studies on the subject, he produced the comprehensive Jews of South Carolina: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day (1905), which still ranks as one of the best historical studies of an American Jewish community” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). “As late as 1826, South Carolina probably contained a larger Jewish population than any other in the Union, and in no other state, relatively, have Jews been so active in public life during many decades as in South Carolina. Jews of South Carolina begins with a specific welcome to Jews and other dissenters, in John Locke’s famous Constitution (1669); and Dr. Elzas rightly emphasizes the fact that South Carolina was unique among the British colonies in never at any time imposing any civil or religious disability upon the Jew… He presents an interesting sketch of Francis Salvador… as also of Moses Lindo, and… has materially added to our knowledge of South Carolina Jewish history” (American Historical Association, 940-1). With frontispiece of a Charleston synagogue destroyed in an 1838 fire. Featuring eight full-page and two double-page illustrations, engraved title page vignette, engraved ornamental initials, head- and tailpieces. Elzas incorporated some material from his four, similarly titled 1903 pamphlets into this much larger, substantially new work. Howes E136. Turnbull, 488. Accompanied by an autograph letter, on Congregation Beth Miriam stationary, signed by the author. The letter reads in full: “42 West 72nd St. New York, Nov. 5, 1934. My dear Mrs. Warburg: I have been in serious trouble again. I contracted a severe cold at a funeral of one of the patients at Central Islip Hospital, which settled on my lungs and has kept me confined to the house for many days. This is the first time I have taken my pen in hand since my last letter to you. I hope that you will be gracious enough to accept the accompanying volume. It was my answer to the Anti-Semitic aristocrats of South Carolina and changed the entire attitude of that state towards the Jews. With expression of personal regards, Sincerely yours, Barnett A. Elzas.” Frieda Schiff (daughter of daughter of investment banker Jacob Schiff) married prominent New York financier, philanthropist and social reformer Felix Warburg in 1895. “An astute, generous and well-read woman… Frieda Warburg contributed sizable sums and held largely honorary positions in many, mostly Jewish, organizations in which her family had already set the pattern of involvement. During the last two decades of her life… nearly the full weight of the family’s philanthropic and communal responsibilities fell on her shoulders” (Jewish Women’s Archive).Scattered light foxing. Spine lightly rubbed, minor scuffing to boards. A near-fine inscribed copy with noteworthy provenance.

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        Oeuvres Poétiques Completes

      , 1955. 1955. VERLAINE, Paul. Oeuvres Poétiques Complètes. (Paris): Editions Vialetay, (1955-56). Five volumes. Octavo, original full dark green morocco, top edges gilt, uncut. $1600.Limited edition of Verlaine

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        The Body Snatchers

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1955. A very good book with some small tape burns to endpapers. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a crease to the front panel and some wear to the spine tips. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Photograph inscribed

      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: “26 Dec. 1955. 13 rue Bonaparte. Tous mes v?ux—mon cher bonhomme—pour Toi et le charmant rouge-gorge—Thérèse Dorny vous embrasse—moi aussi—Fraternellement. André Dunoyer de Segonzac.”The inscription, translated, reads: “All best wishes my dear good man for you and the charming robin. Thérèse Dorny [Segonzac’s wife] kisses you—me too—Companionably, André Dunoyer de Segonzac.” Robert Doisneau specialized in images of the rich social fabric of Parisian life, and his photographs came to be seen as “the perfect embodiment of Gallic wit and romance” (New York Times). In 1967, Doisneau photographed Segonzac and his work for an exposition at the Chateau du Blois honoring Segonzac’s distinguished oeuvre. “After the fauves, after the heterodox cubist disciples of Cezanne, [Segonzac] knew the happiness of revealing a form of art completely new… He uncovered an infectious passion for the earth, in a joy of feeling you are its master, and the happiness of raising your head to the light” (Benezit 4, 26). At the time this letter was written, Thérèse Dorny was enjoying her greatest success as an actress, following the release of the film Diabolique earlier that year. With stamp of Doisneau’s studio on verso.Fine condition.

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        Family of Man

      1955. First Edition . Signed. STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. The Family of Man. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Quarto, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page, “To Frank Abrams, from my good neighbor [pollster] Elmo Roper and many best wishes, Edward Steichen,” featuring 503 rich photogravures.“In 1955, Steichen opened the exhibition The Family of Man, the most universally popular photography exhibition ever organized” (Icons of Photography, 16) and still considered the medium’s “landmark show” (Roth, 146). Structured as “a journey through the seven stages of man, from birth to death, [it was] compiled from pictures taken all around the world… It tends to depoliticize the human condition by emphasizing universals rather than specifics” (Parr & Badger I:210). Steichen’s inscription fondly refers to his longtime neighbor in West Redding, Connecticut, Elmo Roper, who “acquired national fame… [as one of] the first to develop the modern political polls” (New York Times). First published earlier the same year by the Museum of Modern Art, this later printing includes all 503 photographs and an additional section on the installation itself. Prologue written by Steichen’s brother-in-law, Carl Sandburg. With “Deluxe Edition” dust jacket. See Parr & Badger II:218. Lightest edge-wear to original boards; mild chipping to spine head, light spotting to bright dust jacket. A near-fine copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow The Philosophy of an Architect

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. Editing and notes by Peter Blake; Book design and cover by Alexey Brodovitch. Inscribed by Breuer to Vernon C. Myers, editor of Look magazine.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages .

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        Oeuvres Poétiques Completes

      1955. VERLAINE, Paul. Oeuvres Poétiques Complètes. (Paris): Editions Vialetay, (1955-56). Five volumes. Octavo, original full dark green morocco, top edges gilt, uncut. $1600.Limited edition of Verlaine’s complete poems illustrated with original color lithographs by French artists Vertès, Gaston Barret, Georges de Sainte-Croix, Valentine Hugo, and Simon Goldberg, number 762 of 2500 sets printed on Rives and bound in morocco.Verlaine was associated first with the French Décadents, and then with the early Symbolists. Best known for his influence upon and his affair with poet Arthur Rimbaud, he nevertheless “wrote some of the finest and most musical lyrics in the French language… [and] had a considerable influence on French prosody. He did not countenance all the Symbolist innovations, such as le vers libre, but chose at most to employ the freed alexandrine” (Harvey & Heseltine, 738-39). Each volume contains 12 original color lithographs by one of the contributing artists: Vertès (Volume I), Gaston Barret (II), Georges de Sainte-Croix (III), Valentine Hugo (IV), and Simon Goldberg (V). Each volume also includes four facsimiles of Verlaine’s manuscripts in an appendix, for a total of 20 facsimiles, along with detailed notes by Yves-Gérard le Dantec. Text in French. Slight rubbing to spine heads of Volumes IV and V only. A lovely illustrated set in near-fine condition.

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        Four original costume designs for the film "Artists and Models" done by Edith Head (Original artwork for the 1955 film)

      Paramount, Los Angeles 1955 - Four original costume designs intended for Jerry Lewis's character in the 1955 film "Artists and Models," with holograph notations and illustrations painted by costume designer Edith Head. The illustrations largely feature simple shirt-and-pants combinations. One, a white t-shirt and nerdily rolled-up blue jeans, features a silk scarf belt next to which Head has emphatically written "NO!"A later film of the popular Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis duo, "Artists and Models" depicts comic book writer Martin stealing ideas his kooky roommate comes up with in his dreams, while the pair simultaneously attempt to woo their very attractive neighbors.Unarguably the most famous costume designer in the history of cinema, Edith Head was known for her work with director Alfred Hitchcock, and for extensively consulting with leading actresses, becoming highly sought after as a result. Head was nominated for thirty five Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, winning eight. She still holds the record for the largest number of Academy Awards won by any woman. 15 x 20 inches, pencil and gouache on illustration board. Near Fine, with the occasional toning, soil, or bumped corner. Hirschhorn, p. 349.

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        Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague

      The Royal Library, The Hague, 1955. ix+342pp with index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Foreword L Brummel. First editionThis catalog is a record of several collections which have at widely varying periods enriched the Royal Library. The chess library of the well-know Netherlands scholar and publicist Dr Antonios van der Linde was acquired by the Royal Library in 1876. Van der Linde, who spent the first period of his life in his native Holland, was in 1876 appointed Librarian of the Landesbibliotek at Wiesbaden. This he remained till 1895, being accorded the style of Professor in 1887. He published studies and bibliographies on the most widely varying subjects, in the first place on the invention of printing, but also on Antoinette Bourignon, David Jorisz, Balthasar Bekker and Spinoza. His various publications on the history of chess are specially important. In compiling his bibliographical writings in this field, his chess library of some 750 items, had stood him in good stead, and it is this collection which in 1876, before leaving for Germany, he sold to the Royal Library. At that time the Royal Library already possessed a small, valuable collection of books and manuscripts on chess which, when the Van der Linde collection was added, grew upwards of a thousand volumes. In 1948 there was a radical change. In June of the year Dr M Niemeiijer presented his chess library to the "Netherlands" State to be placed in the Royal Library. The donor himself has given a fairly substantial account of his library. Dr Niemeijer took up collecting chess in 1924. In doing so he had much support from the late Mr G C A Oakam, whose collection largely form the basis on which the library was built. In 1929 and 1931 Dr Niemeijer bought many items from the library of J W Rimington-Wilson; in later years he acquired the collections of the Wiener Schach Club, of Dr F Palitzch at Dresden, and the Frenchman A de Gouyon, to mention only some. Shortly before and during the Second World War the large library of Mr H Strick van Linschoten at Delft was also acquired. In 1939 the library contained over 5700 volumes, and in May 1940 already more than 6300. During the war years Dr Niemeijer's collection was then stored in the Royal Library and when it became clear after the war that it would be difficult for the owner to accommodate it in his new home he decided to give it a permanent place in the Royal Library.Condition:Corners bumped, light edge wear else a very good copy.

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        Physique Pictorial (Archive of 59 vintage magazines)

      Physique Pictorial, Los Angeles, CA 1955 - Archive of 59 vintage adult magazines emphasizing the male figure in glistening, rippling form. Published and photographed by Bob Mizer, with guest photographers throughout, Mizer's physique magazine broke through as the first openly erotic magazine aimed at advancing the status quo of the American gay male, beginning as a "study" periodical and ending as a softcore pornography rag, with cut-and-paste advertisements, images, and body measurements from front to back, start to finish. Mizer published his "Physique Pictorial" for 40 years, and it erects a definitive monument in human sexuality and mass media.Included in the archive: 1955 - Summer (V5N2)1956 - Summer (V6N2)1957 - Spring (V7N1), Fall (V7N3)1958 - Summer (V8N2)1959 - Spring (V9N9)1960 - Jan (V9N3), Jun (V10N1), Aug (V10N2)1961 - Jan (V10N3), Apr (V10N4), Aug (V11N1), Nov (V11N2)1962 - Mar (V11N3), May (V11N4), Jul (V12N1), Nov (V12N2)1963 - Jan (V12N3), May (V12N4), Aug (V13N1), Oct (V13N2)1964 - "Physique Movie Calendar" (pocket-size), Feb (V13N3, [1963]), May (V13N4), July (V14N1), Oct (V14N2)1965 - Feb (V14N3), Jun (V14N4), Oct (V15N1)1966 - Jan (V15N2), Jun (V15N3), Sep (V15N3, [V15N4]), Dec (V16N1)1967 - Sep (V16N3)1968 - Feb (V16N4), Jul (V17N1)1970 - Jan (V18N1)1971 - Jun (V19N1), Dec (V20)1972 - Jul (V21)1973 - Apr (V22), Aug (V23)1974 - Jan (V24), May (V25), Dec (V26)1975 - Jul (V27)1976 - Aug (V28)1977 - Mar (V29), Aug (V30)1978 - Aug (V31)1979 - May (V32)1980 - Oct (V34)1981 - Aug (V35)1982 - Sep (V36)1983 - Nov (V37)1984 - Nov (V38)1986 - Jan (V39)1987 - Jun (V40)1990 - Sep (V41)Beginning issue V17N2, the magazine changed its numbering system to simply V18, V19, V20, etc. This issue is important as well for being Mizer's first nude issue. Notable issues include V7N1 (first Tom of Finland US appearance), V9N2 (Steve Reeves cover), V15N4 (bodybuilder Gable Boudreaux poses), V27 (nude Joe D'Allesandro), V40 (second to last issue, Jerry Suter cover; Suter was an adamant homophobe and hot-tempered, and he eventually agreed to nude wrestling photo sessions). Most issues Very Good Plus or better, many Near Fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Derrière le miroir N°79-80-81, Fernand Léger

      First edition.Text by Pierre Reverdy.Illustrated with 5 original coloured lithographs among which 2 double pages by Fernand Léger.A very good copy. Galerie A. Maeght Paris 1955 28x38,5cm en feuilles

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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace & Company 1955 - Like New Book. Stated First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($7.50 price intact). Published by Harcourt Brace & Company, 1955. Black cloth boards with bright gold stamped spine lettering. Book is like new; clean, tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust has some light edge wear with a few very small nicks but no major rips or tears. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. A very attractive copy of in first state dust jacket of Gaddis’s first book. Octavo. 956 pages. LCCC # 55-5247. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Two Towers [The Lord of the Rings]

      George Allen and Unwin, 1955 A first edition, second printing published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955. A fine book with one gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper which is unclipped with a little wear to the spine tips and some creasing. A few indiscriminate black marks here and there. Map complete - a very nice copy of a book which is difficult to find in collectible condition.

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        The Acceptance World - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A good book with some light staining to the boards with some cracking to the rear hinge. SIGNED and inscribed 'by the Author' and dated November 1973 to the front endpaper. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some light restoration to the spine tips and corners.[removed][removed]

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 13,5x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione, uno dei 550 esemplari numerati sul lavoro pergamena. Editor di cartone fatto secondo il modello originale di Paolo Bonet. Bella copia completa della sua rodoide. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage de l'éditeur réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Très bel exemplaire complet de son rhodoïd.

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        Original Painting for the Cover of 'Baby Animals' (preliminary study)

      n.p.: n.p., 1955. Fine. Preliminary painting for 'Baby Animals' ca. 1955. On paper. Measures approx. 8 by 16 inches, in a mat 12 by 20 inches. Signed by Garth Williams. Overall fine condition and with marginal notes by Williams indicating color values. The illustration shows an elephant carrying bears, a mouse, a raccoon, a fox, and followed by a kangaroo, and a giraffe with two long-tailed passengers. 'Baby Animals' was printed by Simon and Schuster (with a different design) in 1956, and is still in print.

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        Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      New York: Simon & Schuster 1955 - Illustrated by Hilary Knight. First edition, first printing. Publisher's cream cloth, with an illustration of Eloise to the front board in black, lettered in black and maroon; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with Knight's illustration of Eloise drawing on a vanity mirror to the front panel, black and white photographs of the author and illustrator to the rear panel. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, minor toning to the spine and board edges, fold-out page (13-16) slightly loose at the head but still firmly bound into the text block, bright and clean pages; price-clipped dust jacket, with some wear and minor chipping to the extremities, small chip to the spine head, some rubbing to the hinges, light toning to the spine and rear panel, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a clean copy of the classic children's book. Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups is the first book in Kay Thompson's series featuring the rambunctious child protagonist Eloise, a resident of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Eloise, like the author herself, is vivacious, charming, and spunky; Thompson herself was an actress and singer, as well as one of the first women to wear fashionable pants - a bold move in the 1940s. Indeed, while many cite her goddaughter Liza Minnelli as an inspiration for the character, Thompson insists that she, also a resident of the Plaza, largely based Eloise on herself. The other novels in Thompson's series feature Eloise in a series of adventures and include Eloise in Paris (1957), Eloise at Christmastime (1958) and Eloise in Moscow (1959). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis.Trivial wear to both book and wrapper. A stunning example, unquestionably fine, with the richest spine colouring I have ever seen on this title in some twenty years specialising in Fleming first editions. Simply magnificent. Gilbert A3a (1.2).

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        The Return of the King

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien First Edition First Impression George Allen & Unwin 1955. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Fold out map still present and without damage or creasing. Covers VG in like original dust jacket, not price clipped.

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        Proposed Mural of Back Bar, Cal Neva Biltmore.

      Oakland, Calif. 1955 - Gouache on board depicting bar mural of Monkeys. Signed, dated and titled. 12 x 37 inches. Cal Neva Biltmore, North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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