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        Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday, 1955 A very good set of first editions, wonderfully inscribed in volume one by Truman "with kindest regards, from one artillery man to another," and dated by Truman 5/1/59. First edition stated on the copyright page of each volume. In very good dust jackets with original prices of $5.00 on the flaps and some tape inside the jacket of volume one but not visible on the outside. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Memoirs (2 Volumes): Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 Two volume set of the Harry S. Truman Memoirs, INSCRIBED. Volume 1: Years of Decisions is a first edition as stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED and dated by Truman on the dedication page to Lt. Col. William B. Morrell "from one artillery man to another". Lt. Morrell and his wife's names are written on the front free end paper. The book is in very good condition with slight edge wear; a nice square copy. Dust jacket is also very good with the original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. Slight chipping and creasing along the edges, at corners and spine ends. Small closed tear on the front panel and two closed tears on the top of the back panel. Volume 2: Years of Trial and Hope is a first edition, as stated on the copyright page. A nice, bright, square copy in near fine condition. Morrell's name is written on the front free end paper. The dust jacket is very good with the original price printed on the front flap; very slight shipping along the edges, and a slight crease at the top of the front panel. Both volumes come housed in a custom slip case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Memoirs -- Year of Decision and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday, 1955 A very good first edition set in very good dust jackets, inscribed by Truman in Volume One. Volume one jacket is price-clipped and tear in jacket at hinge in volume two. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        THE VESTAL LADY ON BRATTLE AND OTHER POEMS

      Cambridge, Mass: Richard Brukenfeld, 1955. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Scarce first edition of Corso's first book in staple-bound wraps with white covers titled in black and blue on front and priced "one dollar" in black on back. Sunning and light staining as is common for this edition. A small tear to top front of spine with perhaps 1/8 inch piece of cover paper missing with an adjacent closed tear of about 1/2 inch. Some very light rubbing to spine edges but generally an uncommonly well preserved cover. Text block is clean and tight with just two very small blemishes, one appears to be a little printer's ink offsetting, the other a tiny ink spot. A very desirable copy of Corso's first book, the production expenses of which were underwritten by students at Harvard and Radcliffe. (500 were printed but the poet is said to have stated that he only received 250, the other copies having been lost in the mail.) "The poems featured in the volume are usually considered apprentice works heavily indebted to Corso's reading. They are, however, unique in their innovative use of jazz rhythms most notably in "Requiem for 'Bird' Parker, Musician," which many call the strongest poem in the book's cadences of spoken English, and hipster jargon." (Poetry Foundation). Undoubtedly one of the giants of the San Francisco Poets of the "Beat Generation" Corso was born in New York City in 1931 and died in Minnesota in January 2001.

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        Modern Fiction Studies. A critical quarterly published by the modern fiction club of purdue university.

      Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Univiversity Press, 1955-1995. - ISSN: 0026-7724. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.Bände 1 - 13 Kraus Reprint. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 40000 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände. Bände 1 - 41 + Index zu den Bänden 1 - 30 in zusammen 40 Bänden.

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        Les Européens

      Verve, Paris 1955 - Edition originale, couverture composée spécialement par Joan Miro, comporte une sélection de 114 photographies de Henri Cartier-Bresson exécutées de 1950 à 1955, gravure et impression par Draeger, in-folio, non paginé, très bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cat on a hot tin roof

      [New York]: New Directions, 1955. First edition, first issue, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 197; 1 plate; unclipped dust jacket slightly rubbed at extremities and some short crease tears at the top of the spine, plus one small abrasion on the back panel (barely noticeable against the white background); all else near fine. Pulitzer Prize winner, 1954-55.

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        Oedipe en colère

      Les amis du Livre moderne 1955 - Paris, Les amis du Livre moderne, 1955 In-4 (31,4cm x 26cm) de 120-(62)pp. Tirage à 135 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives. 26 pointes sèches originales dont 17 hors-texte par Picart le Doux. Edition originale. Demi chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse, auteur & titre frappés or, tête dorée. (Michel Kieffer) Un des 135 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives, celui-ci N°31, imprimé pour Jules Exbrayat. Enrichi de 2 originaux et d'une suite des 26 pointes sèches sur Chine. Enrichi du menu du 26 novembre 1955 contenant une illustration. Très bel exemplaire, reliure en très bel état; intérieur frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MODÈLE

      PARIS 1955 - MODÈLE · PHOTO NICOLE · Main photographie teinté · Fotografia pintada a mano · 22,7 X 17 CM.

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        Orientalische Sammlung Henri Moser-Charlottenfles. Beschreibender Katalog der Waffensammlung. Bernisches Historisches Museum

      Bern K. J. Wyss 1955 - 17x24 cm. 413 S. Mit 107 s/w. Tafeln und 25 s/w. Abbildungen im Text. Originalbroschur. Originalausgabe. - Seltener und wichtiger Katalog. - Rücke leicht gebräunt.

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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR The Chartwell Edition

      The Educational Book Company Ltd. London. 1955. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Six large 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with coloured frontispiece to each volume, and 185 half-tone plates plus many maps, diagrams and plans, many folding. Title pages printed with a red ruled border. A fine, clean set in the publishers delux bindings of quarter blue morocco leather, spines ruled in blind and also ruled and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Grey marbled endpapers. Top edges purple with some uniform fading towards the head caps. Spines are uniformly a little sunned but overall this is a bright and fresh set with the gilt on the spines still gleaming and fresh. A near fine set of Churchill's monumental history. --- Issued after the completion of the first edition (1948â??54) of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War, this attractive edition includes not only the author's last revisions but is also fully illustrated for the first time. It was published at 19 guineas, or £21 by subscription, as against the standard binding at £12 9s 6d or 13 guineas by subscription. Cohen A240.7.a.

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

      first edition.Text by Pierre Reverdy.illustrated number 5 original lithographs in colors including 2 double page of Fernand Léger. Galerie A. Maeght Paris 1955 28x38,5cm en feuilles

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        Original Pastel - Tibetan Wise Man

      Tibet, 1955. Tibet, circa 1955-60. An original pastel portrait of a Tibetan native by world renowned artist Goray Douglas, with signature. Beautifully framed behind glass. Image measures approximately 32.5 x 25cm. Gold colour frame measures approximately 40 x 50 cm. Very Good Condition, an exceptionally well rendered pastel painting on grey paper laid to a wide margin mount. This is not a reprint. This is a RARE ORIGINAL PAINTING by Douglas Goray. From the artist's "Faces of the Hills" collection, an immense work in which he portrayed 350 individual Tibetan and Burmese subjects with exquisite likeness, the man in this painting appears wise, possibly intent in sharing oral tradition. Douglas is a noted Darjeeling artist, a master of portraiture, revered for his documentation of native peoples.. Very Good.

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        ELOISE

      - THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, owner name on endpaper, front and rear paste-downs have narrow strip of discoloration, white boards slightly toned, overall VG in dust wrapper (dw sl. frayed at spine ends). Stated first printing of the first Eloise book. Illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pictorial endpapers, plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illustration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Recognitions

      First edition of Gaddis's first book New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1955). Black cloth, light dust soiling to edges of text block, but a fine, fresh copy, dust jacket lacking a tiny slice at the top of the spine.

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Library issue with inner hinges reinforced and "Library Edition" printed on front panel of dust jacket--issued by the publisher and intended for libraries, though this is not a ex-library copy. Near Fine with light rubbing at spine ends, pages lightly thumbed and small previous owner initials inked on rear paste down. In a Very Good price clipped dust jacket, which lacks the Caldecott Medal and has the proper codes of 30-60 & No. 5671A on the front flap and No. 5672A on the rear flap; edge wear, light rubbing, chipping to spine ends with a bit of loss along the folds.

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        The Chrysalids (First Edition, First Printing)

      Michael Joseph, 1955 First Edition. First Printing. There is some wear to the corners of the dust jacket and the spine has a small nick and short tear. Flaps and rear plate are in good condition. A great copy overall. Considered by many to be Wyndham's best work.

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        Earthlight

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Arthur C. Clarke on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL black cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sammlungen zum Dorf- und Bauren-Rechte. 4 Bde.

      Kl.-4. Mit wdh. Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Marmor. Pp. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. rotem Rsch. (kl. Klebezettel mit Wappen und Signatur am unteren Kapital, gering berieben). Einzige Ausgabe des umfassendsten Kompendiums zum Bauernrecht im 18. Jahrhundert unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der 'Lehre von der Grundannahme der persönlichen Freiheit der Bauern'. Selten so vollständig. - Humpert 3020. Dahlmann/Waitz 1955. - Wohlerhaltenes, dekoratives Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Freiherren von Friesen, Schloß Schleinitz mit deren Exlibris.

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        Framed Inscribed Photograph

      New York, 1955. unbound. Exceptional original semi-gloss 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photo -- a three-quarters image of the great composer holding a baton while conducting a studio recording session, but still facing the camera, photographed by Adrian Siegel, whose stamp appears on the back. Inscribed in French in black fountain pen (translated): "To Charles A. Wall with much admiration from Villa-Lobos. New York, 2/14/55." Charles Wall was a full Colonel during World War II, serving on the staff of General Omar N. Bradley. He abruptly left the military in 1946 and became a successful music publisher. He was a plaintiff in the landmark 1959 antitrust case "Schwartz v. BMI" that also included Ira Gershwin, Virgil Thompson, and Gian-Carlo Menotti. Adrian Siegel is an acclaimed photographer, having taken photographs of classical music personalities for over 50 years while a cellist in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. His photographs are housed in many permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art. This unique photograph is boldly signed and was acquired directly from the family of Charles A. Wall. Matted in white and set in a black frame measuring 16.5 x 14.5 inches. Very good(+) condition. The single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music. Grove Encyclopedia calls him "the best known and most important Latin American composer to date.

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        Sämtliche Schriften. Faksimile-Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1730 in elf Bänden. Begonnen von August Faust. Neu herausgegeben von Will-Erich Peuckert.

      Stuttgart: Frommann Holzboog, 1955-1961. 7 Bände Fadengeheftete Originalpappbände mit Schutzumschlag. 4 Bände Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Leicht berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - Band 1: Aurora, oder Morgenröthe im Aufgang -- Band 2: De tribus principiis oder Beschreibung der Drey Principien Göttliches Wesens -- Band 3: De triplici vita hominis, oder vom Dreyfachen Leben des Menschen -- Psychologia vera, oder Viertzig Fragen Von der Seelen -- Band 4: De incarnatione verbi, oder Von der Menschwerdung Jesu Christi -- Sex puncta theosophica, oder Von sechs Theosophischen Puncten -- Sex puncta mystica, oder Kurtze Erklärung Sechs Mystischer Puncte -- Mysterium pansophicum, oder Gründlicher Bericht von dem Irdischen und Himmlischen Mysterio -- Christosophia, oder Der \"Weg zu Christo -- Band 5: Libri Apologetici, [oder Schutz-Schriften wieder Balthasar Tilken -- Antistiefelius, oder Bedencken über Esaiä Stiefels Büchlein -- Apologia contra Gregorium Richter, oder Schutz-Rede wieder Gregorium Richter -- Informatorium Novissimorum, oder Unterricht Von den Letzten Zeiten -- Band 6: De signatura rerum, oder Von der Geburt und Bezeichnung aller Wesen -- De electione gratiae, oder Von der Gnaden-Wahl -- De testamentis Christi, oder Von Christi Testamenten -- Band 7: Mysterium Magnum, oder Er-klärung über Das Erste Buch Mosis. Anfang bis Capitel 43 -- Band 8: Mysterium Magnum, oder Erklärung über Das Erste Buch Mosis. Capitel 44 bis Ende -- Band 9: Quaestiones theosophicae, oder Betrachtung Göttlicher Offenbarung -- Tabulae prindpiorum, oder Tafeln von den Dreyen Principien Göttlicher Offenbarung -- Clavis, oder Schlüssel, das ist Eine Erklärung der vornehmsten Puncten und Wörter, welche in diesen Schriften gebrauchet werden -- Epistolae theosophicae, oder Theosophische Send-ßriefe -- Band 10: De Vita et Scriptis Jacobi Böhmii, oder Historischer Bericht von dem Leben und Schriften Jacob Böhmens -- Das Leben Jacob Böhmes von Will-Erich Peuckert -- (zweite, verbesserte Auflage) -- Band 11: Register über alle Theosophischen Schriften Jacob Böhmens. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Lecture Notes The School of the Wisdom VOLUME II

      Theosophical Publishing House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1955. First. Hardcover. Light green boards tight and straight, inner pages unmarked. Owner bookplate to inner pastedown. Author signature, date to front free-endpaper. Fold-out: The Tree of Life According to Kabbalism. ; Signed by Author .

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        Sweden.

      The Swedish Traffic Association. Stockholm, Sweden. 1955. - Color pictographic / pictorial poster map, 54 x 24 1/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Light creasing at upper right edge, repaired 1 1/2 inch tear at the middle of upper and lower edges; very good, bright condition. Brightly colored poster map of Sweden by Olle Laurelius with an inset map of the globe at the lower right of the poster highlighting the country. The pictographs show industries and activities. "Svenska Institute Ab Anders Beckman. Printed in Sweden by Bengtsons Litografiska AB. Stockholm. 1955." printed at lower right corner.

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        Arnold, Walter. - Stehender Akt, die Arme hinter dem Kopf verschränkt.

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, partiell gewischt, auf hellorangem Zeichenkarton, um 1955. Von Walter Arnold. 42,0 x 27,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Nicht bezeichnet. - Papier altersbedingt leicht gedunkelt. Sonst guter Erhaltungszustand. Walter Arnold (1909 Leipzig - 1979 Dresden). Deutscher Bildhauer und Grafiker. 1924-28 Ausbildung als Holz- und Steinbildhauer. 1928-32 Studium bei Alfred Thiele an der Leipziger Kunstgewerbeschule. 1933-40 freischaffend. Soldat und Kriegsgefangener im Zweiten Weltkrieg. 1946-49 Dozent an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Berufung an die Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (HfBK), bis 1970 dort Professor. 1970-74 Professor an der HGB Leipzig. 1952 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste. 1958-64 Nachfolger von Otto Nagel als Vorsitzender des Verbandes Bildender Künstler.

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        Parsley

      Harper & Brothers, 1955 Inscribed first edition. Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Inscribed on the front free end paper. Little bit foxing on covers and paste-downs. Dust jacket has some wear and a couple of closed tears. Comes in custom=made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

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        Our Miss Brooks (Original screenplay, producer David Weisbart's presentation copy)

      Warner Brothers, Burbank, CA 1955 - Final shooting script for the 1956 film, based on the radio and television series of the same name. Producer David Weisbart's bound presentation copy, including a staff and cast list with contact phone numbers and a page describing the central characters in detail. The film version of "Our Miss Brooks" capped several years of a very successful run with the same character, at first on the radio (1948-1955), then on television (1952-1955), with Eve Arden starring as the title character in nearly all its episodes. Arden's "Miss Brooks" is an English teacher at a midwest high school, an interestingly feminist character stuck in the mid-1950s, who remains steadfastly single but is still charming and with a barbed wit, placing the control of her classroom ahead of all things--though she does secretly pine for the biology teacher Mr. Boynton. Red sheepskin with raised bands, gilt design, titles, and rule. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Lewis and Quillan, dated 7/20/55 (script pages are all individually dated 7/20/55 as well). 104 leaves, mimeograph, Pages and binding Near Fine, with a few small, faint stains to the latter. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Head of Blake.

      1955. c. 1955. Cast bronze sculpture approx 7 x 7 x 5 inches. Portrait sculpture of William Blake. â€

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        10 Jahre Galerie d´Art Moderne Bâle. 10 Orig.-Lithogrpahien.

      Basel, Privatdruck, 1955 (50 x 35 cm), 10 S., Text, 10 mehrfarb. Orig.-Lithographien, Mappe (Umschlaglithographie von René Acht) mit losen Blättern, Mappe. etwas gebräunt, Blätter sauber Nr. 113 von 125 Exemplaren. Künstler: Jean Arp. Theo Eble. Walter Bodmer. Oskar Dalvit. Max Kämpf. Eduardo Bargheer. Walter J. Moeschlin. Fritz Winter. Jürg Spiller. Marino Marini. Alle Blätter von den Künstlern signiert. Mit einer Einführung von Georg Schmidt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Grafik - nach 1945

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        Un Paese. (Milano), Guilio Einaudi editore, 1955; 23,2 x 29,5 cm. 87 Schwarzweiss-Fotografien in Tiefdruck von Paul Strand, 107 Seiten. Original Leinen im (etwas benutzten) illustriertem Original Schutzumschlag (dieser mit wenig sichtbarer schmalen Lichtkante). Einband an den Kanten leicht gebräunt; Ecken leicht bestossen; kleiner Prägestempel auf Titel und Nachtitel; Inhalt mit leichter Benutzungsspur an den Blattecken. - Auf dem Vortitel Signatur von Cesare Zavattini vom 09.12.1955. - Sauberes, vollständiges Ex. der Erstauflage. - Text in Italienisch.

      - ***** Paul Strand / Cesare Zavattini: Un Paese. (Milano), Guilio Einaudi editore, 1955; 23,2 x 29,5 cm. 87 B/W photographs in rotogravure by Paul Strand; pp. 107. Original cloth with (slight used) Illustrator original dust wrapper (dj minor sunned). Cloth at book edge minor browned; edges slight bumped; small embossing punch on title leaves; contents corners slight bumped. - On pre-title signature by Cesare Zavattini from Dec. 09, 1955. - Clean, complete copy of first edition. - Text in Italian. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 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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        Bulletin de l'Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique : du n°51 (session de 1952) au n°79 (session de 1979) [manque le n°63] soit 28 volumes

      - Paris: ATMA, 1955-79. Ensemble de 28 volumes (Gr. in-8°) en Reliure pleine toile éditeur (quelques reliures tachées dont deux fortement, intérieurs sans taches ni rousseurs sauf pour les planches de deux volumes qui présentent des traces d'humidité sur les bords). En tout 20265 pages (très nombreuses illustrations) + 689 planches (3 couleurs) hors texte dont 92 dépliantes. Bon état. Format 18,5 x 27 cm. Poids 40,230 kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        5 [Five] Branded Women [Jovanka and the Others] (Original screenplay for the 1960 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount. Final Draft script for the 1955 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy, with his name on the front wrapper and his holograph notations throughout. Based on the novel "Jovanka e le altre" by Urgo Pirro. Once branded himself by the House Un-American Activities Committee, award-winning director Martin Ritt focuses on the cruel branding of five women in this standard wartime drama. Some of his better-known films (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Norma Rae) also deal with the question of social and ethical choices in the face of pressure. In this story, the savagery of the Yugoslav partisans as they fight off Nazi occupation forces is also vented on five women accused of Nazi sympathies because of their sexual association with one German officer. The women (played by Silvana Mangano, Vera Miles, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jeanne Moreau, and Carla Gravina) have their heads shaved in order to brand them as traitors. (Eleanor Mannikka, AllMovie) Filmed on location in Italy and Austria. Orange untitled wrappers, with the Dino De Laurentiis stamp and numerous notations. Title page present, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriters Michael and Achilles, for screenwriter Pirro, and for director Ritt. 153 leaves, mimeograph, with notations throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with two gold brads.

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        Head of Blake.

      c. 1955. Cast bronze sculpture approx 7 x 7 x 5 inches. Portrait sculpture of William Blake. “Based on the life mask taken in 1823 by James S. Deville a phrenologist, when Blake was in his sixty-sixth year, Baskin’s bronze portrait of 1955 is extremely faithful to the original, emphasizing, as the mask does, those peculiar bulging forms of the forehead, the unusually deep convexity of the eyelids, and the deep slash of the downward-curving mouth that probably led Blake to joke about his ‘active physiognomy.’ It is said to have been Blake’s jest that the shape of his forehead made him a republican - which in his time meant a revolutionary,” Irma B. Jaffe (The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin, 1980).

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        (Arbeiten 1955 - 1959) Konvolut mit Aufsätzen in Sonderdrucken (2 Sammelbände in Klappschuber)

      1955 - 1957; 2 privat gebundene Sammelbände mit Sonderdrucken von Aufsätzen Leo Brauners u. zwei seiner Schüler, in Schutzschuber; enthält: Leo Brauner: Ãœber den Primäreffekt der Schwerkraft eim Geotropismus der Pflanzen (aus Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau Heft 12, Dezember 1956); Necmi Zeybek: Untersuchungen über den Mechanismus von artifiziell ausgelösten Wachstumstorsionen an Helianthus annuus Hypohotylen (aus Revue de la Faculte des Sciences de l'Universite d'Istanbul, Serie B, Tome XXII, Fasc. 1 - 2, 1957); Metin Bara: La quantite fonctionelle realtive de l'heteroauxine (IAA) dans les reactions phozotrophiques et geotrophiques, et l'axtion de la gravitation sur la production hormonale (aus Revue de la Faculte des Sciences de l'Universite d'Istanbul, Serie B, Tome XXII, Fasc. 4, 1957); Leo Brauner: Einführung in die physikalische Chemie der Pflanzenzelle (aus Handbuch der Biologie, Lieferung 80, Band I, Heft 6); Leo Brauner: Einführung in die physikalische Chemie der Pflanzenzelle (aus Handbuch der Biologie, Lieferung 81/82, Band I, Heft 7/8); Leo Brauner: Ãœber die Funktion der Spitzenzone beim Phototropismus der Avena-Koleoptile (aus Zeitschrift der Botanik, Bd. 43, 1955); Leo Brauner: Die Permeabilität der Zellwand (aus Handbuch der Pflanzenphysiologie/Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, Bd. II, 1956); Leo Brauner/A. Hager: Ãœber die geotropische 'Mneme' (aus Die Naturwissenschaften, Heft 15, 44. Jahrgang, 1957; Leo Brauner/A. Hager: Versuche zur Analyse der geotropischen Perzeption I (aus Planta, Bd. 51, 1958); Leo Brauner: Neue Versuche zur Analyse des geoelektrischen Effekts (aus Planta Bd. 53, 1959); Leo Brauner: Phototropismus und Photonastie der Laubblätter (aus Handbuch der Pflanzenphysiologie/Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, Bd. XVII/1, 1959); teils mit SW-Ill.; mit eigenhändigen Unterschriften von Leo Brauner, Necmi Zeybek und Metin Bara; der österreichische Botaniker Leo Brauner (1898 - 1974) lebte von 1933 - 1955 im Exil in der Türkei u. lehrte am Botanischen Institut der Universität Istanbul, dessen Direktor er wurde. Halbleinen. Sehr gut. 28 bzw. 22,5 cm.

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        THE MARGARET SANGER STORY AND THE FIGHT FOR BIRTH CONTROL

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a worn Very Good dustwrapper. SIGNED by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page and dated 29 May 1956. Margaret Sanger, the originator of the phrase "birth control" and its best-known advocate, sought to create equality between the sexes by freeing women from what she saw as sexual servitude. She survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, and hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to live to see much of the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right.

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        IL DECAMERONE

      EDIZIONI D'ARTE A LA CHANCE DU BIBLIOPHILE, 1955. BOCCACCIO GIOVANNI - IL DECAMERONE a cura di Fernando Palazzi. 101 tavole a colori di GINO BOCCASILE - Milano, edizione d'arte a la Chance du bibliophile, 1955. 2 volumi in-4° grande, piena pelle rossa originale con piatti inquadrati da stemma nobiliare al centro dei piatti impressi in oro, titolo e fregi oro al dorso, sguardie marmorizzate. Come nuovo, edizione a tiratura limitata da tempo esaurita e ricercata per le splendide illustrazioni a colori di Boccasile che illustrano magistralmente il testo. Piena pelle

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition. Softcover. First printing. A classic collaboration with text by Langston Hughes and black and white images by Roy DeCarava. A tight very good copy in wrappers that are lightly soiled and with some minor wear. Signed by DeCarava on the verso of the front cover. A very nice copy of this increasingly uncommon book that has much better quality printing than subsequent editions. (Parr & Badger v1, 242; Roth 138-139)

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