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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

      [Bookseller: Büchergräfin Antje Graf-Stöhr]
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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!). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Moonraker.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Quadr'arts]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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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        Sweet Flypaper of Life

      1955 - HUGHES, Langston and DECARAVA, Roy. The Sweet Flypaper of Life. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955). Small octavo, original photographic and textual paper wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1750.First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes' lyrical text and 141 engaging photogravures by DeCarava.Guggenheim Award-winner Roy DeCarava is considered "the spiritual 'father' of much contemporary African American photography" (New York Times). Langston Hughes, already "acknowledged as the most influential black writer of his generation, and as one of the greatest American poets of all time here composed a fictional story to accompany DeCarava's images, creating a lyrical tale about imaginary characters to go with photographs of real people" (Roth, 138). "An important step forward" in the history of photobooks, Sweet Flypaper of Life proved especially significant in its "design, featuring a pacy, cinematic style. It is also a book that had more impact in its cheaper paperback edition, since, radically, Hughes' text begins on the cover" (Parr & Badger II:242). "The book won two awards, received critical acclaim in The New York Times Book Review". sold out its first edition, and was reprinted many times. It is one of the most successful collaborations between a great writer and a great photographer ever published" (Roth, 138). Scarce preferred first softcover edition with text beginning on front wrapper, text block on page 3; published the same year as the first cloth edition. "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Open Book, 160. Two small bookseller inkstamps at rear.Only lightest toning to spine. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Equinoxe]
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        PHENIX CITY - INSCRIBED BY GENE WORTSMAN, WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTO LAID IN

      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]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        OEUVRES. ILLUSTRATIONS EN COULEURS DE JEAN GRADASSI.

      ARTS ET CREATIONS. 1955-1956. - 4 VOLUMES GRAND IN-8 (18,5 X 23,5 X 22,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 268 + (3), 254 + (3), 292 + (3) ET 260 + (3) PAGES, RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR PLEINE PEAU MAROQUINEE VERTE, DOS A QUATRE NERFS ORNE D'UNE VIGNETTE DOREE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, NON ROGNE, SOUS ETUI CARTONNE RECOUVERT DE SUEDINE GRISE. ILLUSTRE DE 160 COMPOSITIONS IN ET HORS TEXTE, MISES EN COULEURS A LA MAIN, DANS LE STYLE DE L'ENLUMINURE, DANS LES ATELIERS DE EDMOND VAIREL A MONACO. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 850 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, DONT 20 HORS COMMERCE, TOUS SUR PUR CHIFFON FILIGRANNE ARTS ET CREATIONS, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO XII EST UN DES 20 HORS COMMERCE PROVENANT DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE PRIVEE D'EDMOND VAIREL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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).

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        ON BEYOND ZEBRA

      - 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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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