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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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        Partisans [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Viking. 1955. A novel of partisan politics in Paris in the early 1950s and loosely based on Matthiessen's own brief experience with the CIA, in which he was asked to keep tabs on a young French communist leader during the period when Matthiessen was living in Paris and co-founded the Paris Review. Inscribed by the author to his parents: "For Mom & Dad. With much love. Pete." Two passages marked in the text, with page numbers written on the front pastedown: one of the passages begins, "Nevertheless, he respected his father -- " Heavy foxing to endpages; staining to boards; insect damage to cloth, which is splitting at the rear joint. A fair copy only, lacking the dust jacket, but an excellent family association copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Viking Rocket Story.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1955. Illustrated. Octavo. Original cloth backed boards. With the dust jacket and the original acetate jacket bearing the Viking Hall opening commemorative badge. Illustrated with photographic plates. An excellent copy, some very trivial rubbing and small closed tears to edges, the acetate jacket a little warped. First edition, first printing, Viking Hall commemoration presentation copy from the library of NASA administrator Dr Homer E. Newell Jr, signed by the author and head of the Viking Project, as well as by 12 other persons involved in the Viking project including J. Preston Layton, Lt. Comdr. W. Pat Murphy, W. Paul Smith and William G. Purdy, all of whom are frequently mentioned in this book. Newell himself is also mention on p.48. This copy also has the presentation plate to the front free endpaper reading "This book is presented with the compliments of the Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland at the opening of Viking Hall. The Hayden Planetarium. New York... June 30 1955". The Viking Rocket story is an important book in the history of rocket science and the space race, and this is a very special association copy. Dr. Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983) was a mathematics professor and author who became a powerful US government science administrator, rising eventually to the third in command of NASA. In the early 1960s he controlled or influenced virtually all non-military unmanned space missions for the free world. He played a significant role in the negotiations which led to the creation of NASA, chairing a committee of rocket and satellite experimenters that drafted a consensus plan for a national space establishment which was presented to Eisenhower's science advisor, and advising the Senate preparedness investigating subcommittee... When the legislation establishing NASA was passed in 1958, Newell was given credit by his peers, including Van Allen, who called him "The Spark Plug" for a strong space science element in NASA. Newell joined NASA in 1958 (the year this book was published), and was successively assistant director for space sciences (1958-1960), deputy director of space flight programs (1960-1961), director of space sciences (1961-1963), associate administrator for space science and applications (1963-1967) and finally associate administrator of NASA, the third ranking position, from 1967 until 1974 (and as such overseeing the Moon Landing.) (1967-1974). In 1965, Newell was awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. He was also commemorated in the Goddard Space Flight Center's Homer E. Newell memorial library, and asteroid 2086 Newell. This copy comes with a folding illustrated poster "U.S. Rocket Boosters for Space Projects", with "Table of Rocket Boosters" data sheet to verso.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden. Hier: Bände 1-12 (kpl.).

      Aufbau-Verlag., Berlin, 1955 - Die Ausgabe erschien zum 80. Geburtstag Manns faktisch als Ausgabe letzter Hand. Ein Teil (wohl 500 Exemplare) wurden in der hier angebotenen Vorzugsausgabe in Halbpergament gefertigt. Dekoratives Erscheinungsbild, Dünndruckausgabe! über 9000 S. (ges.), 9000g. Sprache: de Sehr guter Zustand, Kopfgoldschnitt, goldene Rückentitel, Goldornamentik, goldgeprägtes Signum auf den Deckeln, wohl ungelesen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat partes antiquares]
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        Ölgemälde: Alter Kaiserspeicher mit Uhrenturm im Hamburger Hafen ( das ist jetzt die Elbphilharmonie )

       1955 Bildmaß: 47 x 33 cm, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 59 x 45 cm ). Öl auf Malpappe. Rechts unten mit K. Meyer-Nieting signiert und mit 22.8. (19)55 datiert. Gezeigt wird der alte Kaiserspeicher mit Uhrenturm Hamburger Hafen, rechts im Bildhintergrund Werftanlagen. Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen, sonst guter Zustand.>>>> Der vom Strom- und Hafenbau der Bau-Deputation, unter künstlerischer Mitwirkung von Wilhelm Hauers, erbaute Kaiserspeicher wurde 1875 von der Kaiverwaltung in Betrieb genommen. Die Süd-Seite des Kaispeichers liegt am tiefen Elbwasser, so dass Seeschiffe direkt entladen werden können. Auf dem Uhrenturm ist eine Zeitballanlage errichtet, die von der Sternwarte am Millerntor um 12.00 weit sichtbar ausgelöst wird; in ihm befindet sich auch eine feuerfeste Treppe. Jetzt wird auf dem Unterbau des Kaiserspeichers die neue Elbphilharmonie errichtet.<<<<< ( Bitte beachten. Aufgrund der Bildgröße hier nur ausgerahmter Versand ohne Rahmen oder aber Selbstabholung des Bildes in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Meyer-Nieting, Ölgemälde, Hamburg, Hafen, Hamburger Hafen, Kaiserspeicher, Uhrenturm, Uhr, Google, Elbphilharmonie, Philharmonie, Kaiserhöft

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Custom Leather Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1955. The book is in Near Fine condition. The cloth on the spine show a bit of fading where the white areas of the dustjacket didn't protect from light fading as well as the colored areas. No previous owners names or any markings or writing noted. The map endpapers are clean and bright, unmarked or soiled. The original 7th impression dustjacket is not price clipped, with the publishers original price of "9s, 6d. net" to the front and rear flaps. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbit, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, Allen & Unwin changed the price as found on the UK 7th impression dustjacket. At about the same time they asked for the 8th impression dustjackets to be price clipped and reprinted with the new price of "12s. 6d. net" as well. It appears that there are numerous instances involving both the 7th and 8th printings, where some of the dustjackets were not repriced, and it also appears that some of these may have been placed on the incorrect impression of the books. The jackets were price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. So this copy is one of the very first and very few found with the original price of 9s 6., A bit of tanning to the interior flap edges and to the white areas of the dustjacket, slight bit of soiling to the upper portion of the front panel. Some very light edgewear with minor color loss at the top of the spine and the tips of the flap folds. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the iconic Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is as mentioned correctly marked the 7th impression. Colors are bright and the white areas are only lightly soiled, with almost no darkening of the light areas on the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the green topstain lightly faded. A full dark green leather slipcase, featuring Tolkien's original Mountain and Dragon design to the front board, and his JRRT monogram to the rear in gilt. A beautiful copy, of a very early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        Portret van de harpiste Rosa Spier.

      Amsterdam, Particam, 1955. Original photograph, silver print, 24 x 17,8 cm. Rosa Spier (Den Haag, 1891-1967) studeerde harp op het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. Zij gaf haar eerste recital al op 13-jarige leeftijd. Na verdere studies bij Otto Müller, soloharpist van de Berliner Philharmoniker, kreeg zij een aanstelling bij het Residentie Orkest. Van 1925 tot 1935 was zij zelfstandig werkzaam als soliste en muziekdocente. In 1932 werd zij benoemd tot soloharpiste bij het Concertgebouw Orkest. Na de bevrijding was zij verbonden aan het Radio Philharmonisch Orkest. KEYWORDS:netherlands/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Cavallo 1955

      Editore: Berggruen & C. 1955, Stampatore: Paris, Mourlot. Litografia a colori (blu-violetto e nero), mm. 337x567 su carta a mano di mm. 505x660. Firmata e numerata a matita rossa 'Marino'. Es. 12/50.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        La soif du jonc

      Paris , EDITIONS CAHIERS D'ART, 1955 - Poème de Tiggie Ghika traduit par Jacques Dupin et orné de 3 pointes sèches originales par Jacques Villon (cm da 23x11; 23x16). Folio. pp. 32 n.n. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione originale di 200 es. numerati. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        La Statuaire Preangkorienne (Artibus Asiae Supplementum XV)

      Ascona, Suisse: Editions Artibus Asiae, 1955. 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.. Blue cloth with white illustrated dustjacket. 240 pp. followed by 46 pages of bw plates (usually 2 images per page). Text is in French.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        LOS TESOROS DE LOS GRANDES MUDEOS NACIONALES - Introducción a las pinturas de los más famosos museos del mundo

      Argos, Barcelona 1955 - 464 pp. 19 x 27 cm. Láminas en b/n y en color. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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      Editorial de Acta Ginecológica, Madrid 1955 - 388 pp. 18,5 x 26 cm. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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      1955. Doubleday & Company, New York 1955-1956, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur. - Doubleday & Company, New York 1955-1956, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur. - Edizione originale. Leganti bradel al redattore, in pensione completa tela nera, schiena, testa verde liscia. L'invio autografo firmato di Harry S. Truman a Jacques Thomas, la moglie e la famiglia su ciascun volume. Bel set. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures à la bradel de l'éditeur en pleine toile cartonnée noire, dos lisses, têtes vertes. Envoi autographe signé de Harry S. Truman à Jacques Thomas, sa femme et sa famille sur chacun des volumes. Agréable ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Edition del la Clairi?re moutier ( suisse ) 1, 1955. Anno di edizione:1955 - Sottotitolo:exemplaire de luxe numerote sur papier couch? des papetiers de Biberist numero 10 / 200 tome premier : Des origin au milieu du XVI siecle ( Chez L'Auteur, A.Porrentruy ( Suisse ) tome second : De la contre - Reformation a nos jours ( Ed.del la Clairiere Moutier ( Suisse ) - Pagine:674 - Lingua:Francese - Altezza cm:28 - Larghezza cm:22 - Tipologia illustrazioni:disegni, fotografiche, in bianco e nero, a piena pagina, fuori testo, nel testo - Tipo copertina:Cartonato, Legatura pregiata - Condizioni del prodotto:Ottime - Segni particolari:RARO, Prima Edizione, Titolo con tassello in oro al piatto, Titolo con tassello in oro al dorso - Note:tome premier pag 326 - tome second pag 348 tot pag 674 - Pos:LUG C02 -

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        First Four Minutes (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK printing published by Putnam (UK) in 1955.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A little pushing at the spine tips with bumping at the corners. Edges lightly faded and darkened.Toning and spotting to the text block which has encroached onto the pages in places due to the poor quality of paper used in production.Small black dot mark to the upper text block.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 front edge (see images).Red lettering to the spine is only mildly faded.A little edge wear in places but a much 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.A scarce item.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        An Oxford Odyssey

      San Diego: Janus. Good with no dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Softcover. [6], 45, [2] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm, errata slip inserted. The first book published by the Janus Press, with 3 of Van Vliet's woodcuts. Grey paper wraps are sunned at the edgeso and spine, stapled, errata sheet at the copyright page has browned and marked the facing pages, it's rear portion in the notes has done the same. Institutional stamp on first blank, the word "degage" in the text has had accent marks penned in (by the printer? ) . This small book was a limited edition of 100 copies but this copy is unnumbered with no limitation page, text linotyped thanks to "Mr. Robert Baecht, a philosopher, at the Grove Printing Company, Lemon Grove, California. " Quite scarce, the first Janus Press book, long before the company moved to Vermont. ; Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45 pages .

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        Switch on the Night

      Pantheon 1955 - True First Edition, First Printing, Signed by Bradbury on the flyleaf. 1955: Pantheon. A Very Good copy in a Very Good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square, boards show light shelfwear with abrading to bottom edges. A note from the previous owner on rear pastedown, else clean. Jacket shows mild edgewear. Bradbury's first children's book, very scarce with signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Rare Book Sleuth]
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        The Body Snatchers.

      London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1955 - First edition, 8vo., some browning, ink name to front free endpaper and a few light spots to first two pages and title, original boards, dust-jacket, very slightly rubbed, otherwise a very good example in a near-fine dust-jacket. Inspiration for the film The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and its remakes, this Science Fiction classic is set in Mill Valley, California, where seeds fall from space replacing real people with identical aliens who only live for five years while their victims turn to dust. If these seed are allowed to invade totally mankind will die since the aliens do not procreate! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Ballantine Books 1955 - Slight spine slant; minor wear to edges of boards and tips; pencil notations about the book on both free endpapers; cheap pulp pages light browned with edge browning. DJ has wear to edges and folds; spine ends up to ~1/2" of loss (bottom chip extends into the rear panel); dust soiling and light foxing to both panels and rear flap; price clipped. Ballantine hardcover H-110. A very scarce title in the series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        Carbonel (In Superb Condition)

      The First UK printing published by Max Parrish in 1955.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Mild bumping to the spine ends.The Gilt titling remains bright.The usual offsetting to the front end paper with mild spotting to the text block.The book is free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in FINE condition.A small pin prick to the upper spine and upper rear cover else in stunning condition with NO fading to the the spine as commonly encountered. The wrapper looks striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.Wonderful B/W illustrations by V.H.Drummond throughout.The first title in the hugely successful Carbonel series.Very scarce with such attributes.Collectible

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        LE PROCES DE CONDAMNATION DE JEANNE D'ARC. Reproduction en Fac-simile du Manuscrit Authentique, Sur Velin, Nr. 1119 de la Bibliotheque de l'Assemblee Nationale

      Paris: Plon, (1955). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in moderately worn slipcase. Folio. (18) pp. separate pamphlet of introductory text with the (240) pp. exact facsimile of the 15th century manuscript, printed on Japan vellum. Bound in cream vellum over boards with title in red. Together in stiff folder and slipcase. Superb facsimile reproduction of this important medieval manuscript - the record of Joan of Arc's trial for heresy. Edition of 500 copies.

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        Puissance noire

      - Corrêa, Paris 1955, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, uno dei 20 esemplari numerati sul fiore alfa, la nostra non numerato ma giustificato piede "alfa", nel secondo corso, gli unici documenti principali. Raro omaggio autografo firmato dall'autore. Due ostacoli minori luce sulla schiena, un paio di foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur fleur d'alfa, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "alfa" en pied du deuxième plat, seuls grands papiers. Rare hommage autographe signé de l'auteur. Deux légers accrocs sans gravité sur le dos, quelques petites rousseurs.

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        Les aventures de la dialectique

      Gallimard. First edition, one of the 38 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

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      JOHNSON, CROCKETT. JOHNSON,CROCKETT. HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON. NY: Harper Brothers 1955. 16mo, (4 3/4 x 5 7/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, spine stamped in white, slightest bit of edge rubbing else Fine condition in dust wrapper with two 1/4" chips off spine ends and a few tiny closed edge tears and with price intact. 1st edition, first printing. This clever book is Johnson's first Purple Crayon title, rare in any condition, super rare in such nice condition.

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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. &#11;&#11;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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        Typed letter signed. Laukkoski, Finland, 25. VI. 1955.

      1955. 1¾ SS. Gr.-4to. A cordial letter to his translator, Elfriede Wagner, thanking her for sending him a poem by Hesse, thinking about his early novels (including a book written in 1945, the year in which "the first atomic bomb detonated above mankind", transl. from the German original), and on her liberty in finding a German title for his latest novel (such as the Dutch translator did for his book "The Egyptian" ("Sinuhe, egyptiläinen", 1945) in variation from a word of Rilke).

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        The Rice-Sprout Song

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First Scribner; "A" present. Crisp, clean pages show only a hint of toning around the edges; no owners' marks; spine is canted, but binding remains square and secure; quarter cloth cover shows softening, shelf rubbing, and light fraying at spine ends and some rubbing at the corners of the green, marbled paper boards, otherwise lovely, with gilt titles and decoration at front and spine. Jacket bears open chipping at corners and spine ends, modest sunning at the spine, a line of light surface rubbing down the middle front and another at the middle rear, lines of surface wear at foreedges and spine sides with one small, open chip at the middle right rear edge, and some chipping around the head and heel edges, otherwise attractive, unclipped, now protected in a clear sleeve. 182pp.; this famous and influential author's first novel in English.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

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        La marraine de sel

      - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie della stampa. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore (Andrew) Rolland di Reneville. Piccoli morsi non sono gravi sul retro, copia completa della sua preghiera inserita. Autografi spedizioni Maurice Boschetto è rara. Fonte: Biblioteca di André Rolland Reneville. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice Fourre à (André) Rolland de Renéville. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le dos, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. Les envois autographes de Maurice Fourré sont rares. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

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        5 LAS à sa femme Zette. Pékin, 22 septembre - 30 octobre 1955.

      1955. 6 pages in-8 sur papier de riz "à lettre", toutes les env. sont cons. Très intéressante correspondance de Leiris avec sa femme lors de son voyage dans le cadre des amitiés franco-chinoises en 1955, contrepoint au Journal de Chine, qui sera publié en 1994. I: "Ce papier à lettre - trouvé sur la table de la chambre que je partage avec Lurçat - te donnera une idée de la gentillesse de nos hôtes! A Moscou, nous avons vu Le Lac des Cygnes au Bolchoï, par une danseuse telle que je n'en ai jamais vue, devant Boulganine et Krouchtchev recevant le ménage Grotewohl. En Sibérie, l'avion s'arrêtait à des guest-houses genre isba, auberges de campagne qui faisaient penser au troisième tableau de Boris Godounov. [...] Dorénavant, il faudra que nous nous arrangions pour prendre nos habitudes dans l'Est : c'est sans commune mesure avec le reste [...]" (22 sept.). - II: "[...] Hier, dîner d'une trentaine de plats, à nous offert dans un restaurant réputé de Pékin par le vice-ministre aux Relations Culturelles! Le plus étonnant en Chine c'est, décidément, qu'on y est absolument pas dépaysé, en dépit de tout l'exotisme du décor. Cela tient au fait qu'avec les gens les rapports sont parfaitement normaux et non pas ce qu'ils sont dans les pays africains ou antillais. Cet après-midi nous allons visiter la Cité Interdite, qui est la plus belle partie de la ville, - le reste valant surtout pour le pittoresque [...]" (26 sept.). - III: "Me voilà depuis ce matin en Mandchourie et cela change beaucoup, car il fait assez froid! [...] A la différence de Pékin, cette région-ci fait un peu bout de monde et c'est assez étonnant de voir là-dedans des constructions industrielles. Sartre et le Castor, avec qui j'ai déjeuné ces jours derniers, partent demain pour Shanghaï : pour des raisons d'organisation et d'hébergement, on s'arrange toujours pour que les divers invités ne soient pas tous ensemble au même endroit de sorte que ce n'est pas très commode de se voir si l'on ne fait pas partie d'une même délégation [...]" (5 octobre). - IV: "[...] Ce matin , avec deux de mes collègues, nous sommes allés au local de travail de la Troupe n°3 de l'Opéra de Pékin et l'accueil a été bouleversant : acclamations par toute la troupe, plus les machinistes, etc. [...] formant une double haie d'honneur sur notre passage, démonstrations d'entraînement devant nous, splendide spectacle sur scène, remise de cadeaux et de bouquets de fleurs, etc. On nous a même fait revêtir des costumes d'acteurs chinois et affublés de grandes barbes pour nous photographier! Tout ce qu'on voit ici est suffoquant et la difficulté sera, au retour, de le faire saisir à ceux qui, ne l'ayant pas vu, nous regarderons comme des fous[...]" (21 octobre). - V: "[...] A mesure que la fête de demain approche, c'est de plus en plus magnifique : une foule énorme a dû passer dehors une bonne partie au moins de cette dernière nuit, à regarder les groupes de jeunesse s'entraîner à la danse. Nous avons eu hier soir un banquet d'environ 2.000 couverts présidé par Chou En-lai, avec toasts portés à de nombreuses reprises tandis que l'orchestre jouait alternativement des airs chinois et des airs européens (dont une valse viennoise et l'Ouverture de Carmen). J'ai pu déjeuner avec Sartre et le Castor et il est probable que nous serons en même temps à Shanghaï. Mais les programmes sont très minutés et le fait que, pour des raisons d'ailleurs strictement linguistiques, on est sous la dépendance des interprètes empêche quelque peu de se voir [...]".

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        Dizionario illustrato degli incisori italiani moderni e contemporanei

      Gorlich editore, 1955. Volume in cofanetto, rilegato in pelle e tessuto; decorazioni e scritte su costa in oro zecchino. Cofanetto in cartoncino e tessuto. Tavolo in bianco e nero e 15 tavole a colori. Stato dell'opera: ottimo (vedi foto).

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        "Regard malicieux".

      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, 41 x 32.3 cm., papier Japon Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE représente une jeune-femme rousse dénudée qui a les jambes croisées et qui se penche en avant. Remarque dans le coin inferieur droit : un corps de femme nue.

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      Size is approx 1016 mm x 1270 mm. Professionally mounted on acid free paper and stiff linen suitable for mounting and/or framing. This is an original large size British Rail poster

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        Altägyptische Grammatik, I-II (Analecta Orientalia, 34/39) [AND:] Register der Zitate [THREE VOLUMES]

      Roma, Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955-1967.. Three volumes. Quarto. Pp. xliv, 378, 379-397 (Wortregister), 15 (Paradigms); lxxxiii, 379-625; ix, 54. The pagination is doubled in the section of the Wortregister. Hardcover, the first two volumes uniformly bound in most attractive three-quarter crimson morocco, gilt ornate spines, endpapers repeating snakeskin motif of covers; the Register is in the original printed wrappers. In pristine condition. Superb set, exceptionally well preserved. ~ First edition. Analecta Orientalia, 34; 34/39. “Wichtiger Hinweis zu E. Edel, Altägyptische Grammatik (An Or 34/39)” is loosely inserted.

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