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        TAKE TEN

      SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. SILVERSTEIN,SHEL. TAKE TEN a collection of cartoons. (Tokyo): Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955. Small 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2"), pictorial boards, AS NEW in original pictorial mailer. First edition of Silverstein's first book. While he was in the army in Korea, Silverstein had cartoons published in the military magazine Pacific Stars and Stripes. This book gathers all of the cartoons together in one book, his first. This is a brilliant copy in the rare pictorial cardboard mailer.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Kikon Camera Poster (poster, Silkscreen, signed)

      1955 - Silkscreen poster for "NIKON : worldwide known finest 35 mm camera" with a signiture Yusaku Kamekura. The right edge is slightly damaged, but its condition is very good. Size: 728 x 1030 Cm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Twelfth Night: 10 Original Costume Designs with Swatches of Cloth

      Germany/ Czechia: Unpublished, 1955 Book. Fine. No Binding. 1st Edition. A collection of ten original costume designs on 7 leaves of costumes for a 1950s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the German artist and designer, Ellen Carola Carstens. The colourful designs are accomplished in pen and watercolour with small swatches of cloth tipped onto the sheets for guidance to the wardrobe makers. The designs are on thick creamy yellow paper, mounted on black cardboard (17×24cm to 24×28cm). Each design is contained within a round-cornered pencilled box and each is annotated in pen with the character's name and sometimes in pencil with further names, some slightly Slavonic, that may refer to the actors involved in the production. The designs are for: 'Viola Sebastian', 'Tabia' (Sir Toby Belch), a pair of lavish female costumes, probably Olivia, 'Pagen' (likely Valentine and Curio), 'Nann' (apparently Feste), 'Orsino', 'Malvolio', two images - the second cross-gartered. Ellen Carola Carstens worked for the Badisches Staats-theater in Karlsruhe in the 1950s and created costumes for the Operafilm of Weber's Der Freischütz by the Hamburg Staast-oper in 1968. We've not been able to locate this production of Twelfth Night but the Slavonic tinge to the actors' names, particularly 'Horak' for Feste, suggest a Czech rather than German production of the play - Miroslav Horak played Malvolio in a production of the play in Zlin in 1952. Sets of costume designs of this kind are most uncommon in trade. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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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 front free end page to Samuel A Boorstin, prominent attorney in Tulsa, OK, and father of Daniel J. Boorstin, who became the 12th Librarian of Congress. This inscription suggests that Truman sought the elder Boorstin's advice at some point. Boorstin's personal sticker affixed to the bottom of the front free end paper. There are several notations made by a previous owner on the front paste down, front free end paper and back free end paper. Darkening on the front free papers from something that was laid (or perhaps taped) in. Very slight edge wear; very good condition. Dust jacket has original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. Some edge wear; darkening at top of spine; very good. 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. No dust jacket. 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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        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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        Fontes ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio bibliothecae ambrosianae. Cento tavole del Codice Resta

      Amilcare Pizzi, Milano 1955 - In-folio massimo (520x370 mm), pp. 10 di presentazione in 4 lingue: Italiano-Inglese-Francese-Tedesco. Sontuosa legatura editoriale realizzata da Amilcare Pizzi in mezza pelle con dorso muto a nervi, piatti con riproduzione della legatura originale e sovracoperta plastificata. Custodia editoriale cartonata. 224 splendide tavv. con 248 disegni (in gran parte Italiani) a colori e protette da velina su carta forte. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione esclusiva di 2030 esemplari numerati non venale (il ns. n. 1666). Fra gli artisti di cui sono riprodotti i disegni in questa impeccabile e monumentale anastatica: Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Piero della Francesca, Correggio, Tintoretto, Nicolas Poussin, etc. Il Codice Resta. fra i pezzi più preziosi e celebri dell'Ambrosiana, entrò a far parte delle sue collezioni nel 1709; composto dal collezionista settecentesco padre Resta, raccoglitore di numerosi volumi di disegni per il Cardinale Marchetti, il codice comprende 290 eccezionali disegni delle scuole toscana, veneta, emiliana e lombarda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Quelques Sonnets. Gravures à l'eau-forte par Dunoyer de Segonzac.

      S. l., chez l'artiste, 1955. 255 X 320 mm. en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et double emboîtage, non paginé. Edition tirée à 210 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches filigrané à la feuille de ronce. 1/120 ex. num. avec un état des 51 eaux-fortes originales par André Dunoyer de Segonzac, dont 49 à pleine page.(Monod 9925). Enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe de l'illustrateur.

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        Quelques Sonnets.

      Chez l'Artiste 1955. In-4° en feuilles sous chemise et étui. 51 eaux-fortes originales en noir d'André DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC.Tirage limité à 210 exemplaires, un des 15 réservés à l'Auteur, numérotés en chiffres romains et tirés sur papier filigrané.Bel exemplaire.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1955 - 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 "" up here to see some treasures we missed before we went to Lisbon. Please get book & keep for me, Napoleon III by Albert Guerard, pub. Knopf. Since I hit Milan we have had only one-half day of rain & that was on the day I hit Milan. I can't tell you how happy I am that you like your new office so much. All well "" Paul is a wonderful traveller. He has such fun with my 39 bags. Best, C.P." "Paul" is certainly a reference to "Cole's faithful valet, Paul Sylvain. "After a near-fatal riding accident on Long Island in 1937, in which a frightened horse rolled on him and crushed both his legs, the permanently lamed Porter had to be carried virtually everywhere by his valet Paul Sylvain" (The New Republic). Sylvain died in July 1959; "in appreciation of Sylvain's long and zealous service, Cole subsequently set up a $75,000 trust fund in his will to assist Sylvain's two young daughters" (Schwartz, Cole Porter, 264). Accompanied by a typed letter signed by José Ensesa Gubert to Porter, at the bottom of which Porter has written, "Show me this when I return, please." Gubert established the upscale s'Agaró resort on the Costa Brava in Catalonia in the early 1920s; in addition to Porter, it attracted such celebrities as Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Gubert's letter concerns several records of traditional Catalonian melodies (sardanes) he sent the composer. Book title in Porter letter underline in blue pencil. Later marginal annotation, "Cole's hand" with arrow, to Gubert letter.Old fold lines to both letters. Faint creases, tiny closed tears to edge of Porter letter; old marginal tape residue to Gubert letter. Fine condition and suitable for framing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Un paese

      Torino , Einaudi,, 1955 - Testo di Cesare Zavattini. 80 fotografie di Paul Strand. 4to. pp. 106. . Molto buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta con due minini strappetti riparati con nastro adesivo (Small tear to dust jacket, tape repaired on verso). Prima edizione (First edition). [Roth, 2004]. Primo e unico volume della collana di libri fotografici pensata da Zavattini. La copertina, disegnata da un grafico newyorkese amico di Strand, mostra l'immagine della famiglia Lusetti, che diventò celeberrima. Fu a questo modello che, a partire dagli Anni Sessanta, si ispirarono quasi tutti i fotografi italiani (A. Russo, Storia culturale della fotografia italiana). Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        The A-2 compiler system: instruction manual Remington Rand.

      New York : Sperry Rand Corporation, 1955. 62 S. Spiralbindung Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, sonst innen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Versand D: 100,00 EUR

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        The 1955 Orenda

      Houston Texas: Published by the Students of Mirabeau Lamar High School. 1955. First. First (only) edition. Quarto. Full red leatherette with embossed front cover and spine. Light wear on the boards, a little foxing in the text, and with many student inscriptions, particularly on the first and last few pages with an occasional inscription elsewhere, very good or better. This edition of the 1955 Lamar High School yearbook features three students who went on to public acclaim. Detective fiction James Lee Burke (here as Jimmie Burke) is included in the Senior portraits. Paula Prentiss (listed with her birth name of Paula Ragusa) is also in the Senior portraits and is shown in at least five other places in the book. Broadway icon Tommy Tune is included in the Sophomore portraits (and yes, his name really is Tommy Tune!). .

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        Men at Arms Officers and Gentlemen Unconditional Surrender Three volumes complete comprising the 'Sword of Honour' trilogy

      London: Chapman and Hall 1952 / 1955 / 1961. 3 volumes. All first editions. 314; 335; 311 pp. All in publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines and in pictorial dust wrappers. Top edges blue. Closed tear to one dj with minor wear to spine ends of 2 jackets. All jackets now protected in clear plastic sleeves. All internally clean. No ownership names. Jackets not price-clipped. 'Unconditional Surrender' especially Fine and bright, but an attractive Near Fine/VG set overall. . Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 1955. 8vo..

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.256. This is the scarce variant on the thin paper stock with 'shoo' for 'shoot' printed to p.10. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. The paper stock is toned as expected (this state 'prone to browning' - Gilbert p.95), otherwise contents and binding are near fine, with a small bump to the upper corner. The dust-jacket is a little edgeworn else near fine, exhibiting the usual condition issues inherent with this title; 'the panels are prone to browning and the bright colours suffer from fading' (p.96). A pleasing copy of a rare variant. The 'shoo' version accounts for "as few as one in five copies of the first impression". A true Bond highlight.

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        Enchiridion Symbolorum Definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum

      HERDER, 1955. LATINO 0,7 Copertina rigida in tela grezza con titoli al piatto e al dorso nel tassello; lievissimi segni del tempo USATO

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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition. All bearings are true. London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955.

      1955. 8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding rubbed and faded. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977.

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        «Les Réincarnationsdu père Ubu»

      Illustré par des cuivres originaux de Georges ROUAULT. Édité par la Société Normande des Amis du Livre en 1955. In-4 (21x29cm) en feuilles, sous chemise et étui d'édition, recouverts de papier brun marbré plusune chemise pour la suite.À la demande d'A. Vollard, les 23 gravures originales sur cuivre, réalisées pour l'édition de 1932 (33x44cm) furent réduites par G. Rouault, exceptionnellement, pour cette publication de la Société Normande des Amis du Livre. Tirage limité à 210 ex. tous numérotés sur Auvergne. Cet exemplaire comporte, en outre, une suite des gravures dans une chemise séparée.

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        Handbuch der Physik. Bände 1 bis 54 in 66 Bänden. Encyclopedia of Physics. Volumes 1- 54 in 66 Volumes),

      Springer, Berlin 1955-1974. - 350 - 700 Seiten je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Texte in Deutsch oder Englisch. Es fehlen 12 Bände. Bände III/1 und III/3 ff., Bände V/2 ff., Band 9, Band 13, Band 27, Band 31, Band 43 (ist nie erschienen) und Band 55 (Gesamtregister). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 66000 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Kleberesten vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und auf Schnitt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, 66 Bände (von insgesamt 78 Bänden), (66 Volumes (from together 78 Volumes).

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition, second issue)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue jacket, export issue, with "30-60" printed at the bottom of the front flap, but lacking the additional "No. 5671A" code, and with no price. Just a hint of rubbing to the extremities of both the book and jacket, else Fine in illustrated paper covered boards and a Fine, price clipped dust jacket. A bright, lovely copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment.

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        Is This You? (First Edition)

      William R. Scott, New York 1955 - First Edition. About Fine in illustrated boards and a Very Good or better dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with a contemporary gift inscription to the front endpaper. Jacket has a few closed tears at the extremities, with a one and a half inch tear to the top of the front panel and light chipping at the spine ends. A bright, lovely copy of this scarce book that leads children through the making of a book about themselves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plakat - Plakatentwurf Internationale Pferderennen Zürich Allmend Wollishofen. Gouache a. Papier, collagierter Text..

      1955 128 x 90 cm, Zustand B (kleine Fehlstell am linken unteren Eck) Das Plakat wurde so auch produziert. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Sport

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        Es Cristo el hombre del Santo Sudario? Investigation médico - legal

      Biblioteca Sindoniana, s. l. 1955 - SPAGNOLO Brossura editoriale con illustrazioni nel testo e fotografie f. t.

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        6 Vols : Iconographie de l\' art chretien par Louis Reau ;; . Tome Premier: Introduction Generale ( 1955). Tome Second: Iconographie de la Bible, I. Ancien Testament, ( 1956 ) II. Nouveau Testament ( 1957); Tome Troisième: Iconographie des Saints, I. A-F ( 1958) , II. G-O. ( 1958 ) , III. P-Z Répertois ( 1959 )

      Presses Universitaires, Paris, 1955 ff. ca. 2300 pp gebundene Ausgabe Leinenbände mit SU , Die Schutzumschläge etwas angegilbt und angerändert, teils schwach berieben. Stabile Exemplare, Vorsatzpapier gebräunt, Schnitt und Blattrand teils schwach nachgebräunt, etwas angestaubt, textsauber. L50D Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        La Statuaire Preangkorienne (Artibus Asiae Supplementum XV)

      Editions Artibus Asiae, Ascona, Suisse 1955 - Blue cloth with white illustrated dustjacket. 240 pp. followed by 46 pages of bw plates (usually 2 images per page). Text is in French. VG/VG-. Ex art library copy with little sign of use. Ink stamp on all three text block edges. Small stamp on verso of title-page, card pocket and barcode sticker on rear free endpaper, small amount of loss to printing at base of dj spine where label was removed. Very minor ancient tape marks to cloth cover edges where old mylar jacket was taped. A very clean, fresh and tight copy with very nice shelf appeal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES DE MOLIERE (illustrées par Dubout) - 8 volumes

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret, éditeur. 1955. Illustrations couleurs de Dubout, coloriées à la min par Maurice Beaufumé. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés du tirage de tête sur grand vergé d'Arches (en chiffres romains, exemplaire no CCCCXII). Brochés, couverture rempliée; sous chemise cartonnée bleue; dos lisse décoré de caissons, fleurons et titre dorés. Tous les livres sous étui carton. Tous les livres avec une suite en noir sous enveloppe à la fin de chaque livre. Format 20 x 25 cm. Livres en très bon état; cartonnages et étui frottés sur le dos.

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      Vulcan Press, Inc., Birmingham 1955 - Octavo (22.5cm); yellow cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; viii, 284pp. Inscribed by co-author Gene Wortsman on the front endpaper: "October 3, 1955 / To Mary Ann Gibbs, Who had better send me an autographed copy of the book she may write someday / Gene Wortsman." Mild wear to spine ends, cloth lightly dust-soiled (particularly along board edges), with scattered foxing to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), lighlty shelfworn, with dust-soil and scattered foxing to extremities, a small chip to crown, with several tiny nicks, short tears, and attendant creases; Very Good+. With a black and white photograph of Gene Wortsman laid in, ca.5" x 7"; light surface wear and creasing, writing in two hands (in pencil) on verso; Very Good. Non-fiction exposé by two reporters on Phenix City, Alabama, at one point dubbed "the wickedest city in America." Basis for Phil Karlson's 1955 film noir The Phenix City Story, a semi-documentary of the Alabama town run by a crime syndicate thriving on gambling and prostitution, directed chiefly at soldiers from Ft. Benning across the river. Uncommon inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        VERVE, vol. VIII, Nos 31 et 32. - Carnets intimes de G. Braque.

      - Paris, Revue Verve 1955. 36,2 : 26 ,7 cm. 2 Bl., 156,(2) S. mit 1 Farblithographie u. zahlr. teils farb., teils doppelblattgr. Lichtdrucken. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband nach Entwurf von Georges Braque. Französische Originalausgabe. – Mit Einführung von Will Grohmann und Texten von Antoine Tudal und Rebecca West. – Rückengelenk unten ca. 3 cm (hinten) bzw. 2 cm (vorn) gebrochen, Ecken u. Kanten minimal berieben, sonst aussen schönes, innen tadelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        On Beyond Zebra.

      New York: Random House,, 1955. Quarto. Publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover white, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout the text by Dr. Seuss. Spine ends lightly bumped, some wear to spine ends and tips. An excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tears and creasing to head and foot of front panel, trivial loss and creasing to spine ends, some rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, "For David Bolton, with best wishes, from Dr Seuss."

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        Cat on a hot tin roof

      New Directions, [New York] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Fioretti de Saint François d'Assise.

      P. Chez Henri Colas 1955. Fort in-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 22 eaux-fortes originales H.T. en noir d'Omer BOUCHERY. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires. Un des 12 sur véritable Japon contenant : une aquarelle originale signée, 1 cuivre, 4 dessins originaux dont 1 en bistre signés, la suite en bistre de toutes les gravures et une suite sur Chine de 10 gravures "Eglises et Couvents" signées par l'Artiste. Exemplaire exceptionnel.

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        Frog Went a-Courtin'.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1955. Quarto. Original blue boards, titles to spine and frog design to front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Feodor Rojankovsky. Spine cocked, extremities a touch toned, minor soiling to rear board. An excellent copy in a bright but mildly soiled jacket with lightly rubbed and nicked extremities and chips to spine ends, affecting the f in "Frog". First edition, first printing, of this picture book retelling of the folk song. Recipient of the 1956 Caldecott Medal, Frog Went a-Courting met with both popular and critical success, with the Saturday Review of Literature calling it "one of the gayest of picture books" (14 May, 1955).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Originalentwurf für einen Umschlag der Hauszeitschrift "Der Opel Fahrer".

      (Rüsselsheim Ca ) 1955 - (67 x 48,5 cm). Pastell auf Karton. Der dekorative Entwurf zeigt einen Opel Olympia Rekord aus dem Modelljahr 1954-55 vor einer Gartenmauer und Personen auf dem Gehweg. In der rechten unteren Ecke signiert "DE MARNE". - Sehr kleiner Rostfleck am unteren weißen Rand, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        The Intimate Sketchbooks of Georges Braque. Verve. volume VIII. nos. 31 & 32

      Harcourt Brace, Paris, New York 1955 - Reproductions from the notebooks of Georges Braques. Owner's signature. Slight scuffing on top of reinforced spine. 20 coloured lithographs pulled by Mourlot. of which several are original lithographs created for this book (Michael Anthonioz, VERVE: The Ultimate Review of Art and Literature). The plates by Braque are in very fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        L'ami des sciences, journal du dimanche

      Meunier Victor L'Ami des sciences Broché 1955 Sept volumes in-4 brochés, tête de série de la revue, de l'année 1855 à l'année 1861, complet, texte sur deux colonnes, quelques illustrations, articles scientifiques divers de la médecine à l'agriculture en passant par la photographie... ; dos plissés et pour certains volumes des manques, bords effrangés, intérieur frais, état très correct pour ces fragiles brochures. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-Libris]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1955 - INSCRIBED "For Mathilda Westbrook Sinclair - / With the very best wishes / John F. Kennedy", Quality copy of one of the most important Presidential books of the 20th Century, certainly the only one to have won a Pulitzer Prize. 16mo 6" x 8.5" pp. [vi] xix 1- 266. Book has light fraying along edges including front right corner and slight split at top of spine and puncture hole mid-spine. Binding is very strong.despite being opened often to admire this historic signature. Dust Jacket, perhaps married, has only two small chips on front lower left, slight browning at upper half of spine and light wear at top and bottom of DJ spine. Becoming available less frequently, cornerstone of every authentic Presidential collection. "All us in the Senate meet endless examples of such conflicting pressures, which only reflect the inconsistencies inevitable in our complex economy. If we tell our constituents frankly that we can do nothing, they feel we are unsympathetic or inadequate. If we try and fail - usually meeting a counteraction from other Senators representing other interests - they say we are like all the rest of the politicians. All we can do is retreat into the Cloakroom and weep on the shoulder of a sympathetic colleague - or go home and snarl at our wives." (p 19). Light Blue with black spine and gold text on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Satchmo. My Life in New Orleans.

      1955 - Illustrations. Reprint. 8vo., original maroon cloth. London, Peter Davies. Signed on the title page by the author, 'Satchmo. Louis Armstrong'. A very good copy, cloth a little soiled. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Moonraker (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING B (Linson material). Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, without jacket. This version is in the Linson cloth, which has a higher sheen and closer pattern/texture and is both described and illustrated on page 8 of the bibliography. Binding B also "appears to be fractionally shorter" (Gilbert, p.97). Such bindings seem to be less common in commerce. The text block features the correct spelling of 'shoot' on page 10. The edges are rather foxed and the flyleaves have some offset browning, but the cloth boards are close to fine with a minor lean but no bumping or marking. An uncommon and previously unrecorded variant, housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box. A3a (1.3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        "Jeune-femme au bibi rouge".

      Paris FORET EDITEUR 1955 1Lithographie originale pour "La Parisienne" de Cécil Saint-Laurent, signée dans la planche en bas à droite. Paris, Joseph Foret Editeur d'Art, 1955, 40.8 x 32.3 cm. Jean-Gabriel Domergue représente une jeune-femme blonde, mince et élancée, coiffée d'un chapeau rouge.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        On Beyond Zebra.

      New York: Random House,, 1955. Quarto. Publisher's pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, complete with dust wrapper. Illustrated throughout the text by Dr. Seuss. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - SEUSS,DR. ON BEYOND ZEBRA. NY: Random House (1955). 4to (8 3/16 x 11 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, tips rubbed, near Fine in dust wrapper frayed at spine ends, corners, a few closed tears, really VG (not price clipped). 1st ed. Dr. Seuss invents a new alphabet that Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell uses for the strange animals that come after "Z-is-for- zebra". A nice copy. Younger / Hirsch 63. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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