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        Mapas de America en los libros espanoles de los siglos XVI al XVIII (1503-1798) Con 241 facsimiles.

      Madrid: GONGORA 1955 - Limited edition of 520 copies. 36 cm. 241 facsimiles. x, 378 page; chiefly maps (many folding). Publisher's paper wraps, with some loss. Original cardboard case, worn with some loss. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre. With a wood engraving by Matisse.

      Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre. Apollinair Guillaume illustrated with a wood engraving in frontispiece by Matisse. 2 volumes. Geneve Pierre Cailler, 1955. With one original linocut by Matisse in frontispiece, depicting a double portrait on black background. Two volumes, loose as issued in the original raffia paper chemise, both volumes housed in the original matching raffia slipcase. Original edition limited in 32 copies, 220 facsimiles of letters, postcards and calligrammes of the love correspondence among Apollinaire and the Countess Louise de Coligny-Chatillon, written between 28 September 1914 and 18 January 1916. This copy is complete with the handwritten and signed justification: "Edition Originale Exemplaire 15/32 P. Callier"Condition: In very good condition. Due to the fragility of the raffia paper, both chemises are worn, especially on the spine section, one of them has a long split on the spine. Slipcase with minor wear. Inside one volumes include: the linocut, introductory text, editor notes, and justification, all secured in a hard cardboard folder; and the facsimile correspondences reproduced on papier teinte as the originals, each inserted into a captioned folder. The correspondences paper folders are wavy on the bottom; linocut is lightly toned but in very good condition. The other volume include only the facsimile correspondences reproduced on papier teinte as the originals, each inserted into a captioned folder, without defects. Rare copy of a rare edition Ref: Ref: Duthuit books 34.Note: Following a dispute, the edition was destroyed as requested by people interested on the correspondence, as stated in the editor note: "The present volume is part of a set of a few copies. That were given, to the collaborators of this publication." Ref: Duthuit books 34.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Picasso peintre-graveur. Catalogue illustré de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1899-1931. - Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes 1932-1934

      Chez l'auteur 1955 - - Chez l'auteur, Berne 1955, 21,5x31cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edition originale. Riche iconographie. Tampons imprimés en guise d'ex-libris en têtes des pages de faux-titre. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. rich iconography. printed stamps as an bookplate heads pages of half-title. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Second World War

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd, , [1955]. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. 6 volumes, octavo. Publisher's blue quarter morocco, blue linen sides, spines gilt in compartments, top edges blue, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece, photographic plates, and diagrams and tables in the text throughout. Spines lightly faded, faint finger-marking to fore edges of text block. An excellent set. The Chartwell edition, deluxe issue. Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War was first published between 1948 and 1954; this fully illustrated edition was issued upon its completion.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Golda Meir writes of "the needs of the times - the settlement of any immigrants who will take root in the soil of Israel and will establish flourishing villages. You, who are one of the great pioneers and are among the founders of the kibbutz concept must believe and support the establishment of the Ta'anakh region…"

      Jerusalem, Israel, April 12, 1955. 6.25" x 8.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""Golda Meyerson"" as Minister of Labor; she Hebraized her name to Meir when she became Foreign Minister in 1956, 1 page, 6.25"" x 8.5"". Jerusalem, Israel, April 12, 1955. In Hebrew, with full English translation. To Member of the Knesset, Shlomo Lavi, Ein-Harod. Two loose leaf holes in blank right margin. Fine condition.In full, ""Indeed the kind of pioneer to whom we were all accustomed to is no more, in any event not to a sufficient degree. Our quick action is not the result of any fundamental weakness, but on the other hand, it is the response to the needs of the times - the settlement of any immigrants who will take root in the soil of Israel and will establish flourishing villages. You, who are one of the great pioneers and are among the founders of the kibbutz concept, must believe and support the establishment of the Ta'anakh region, and when the call goes out from you, then the wonderful youth of the kibbutzim will also take on the task of establishing this region. In friendship…"" Noted at the conclusion ""Copy: Levi Eshkol. Finance Minister.""The Ta'anakh region was in Galilee near the Jordan frontier. From 1955-1956, six settlements were founded on 15,000 acres. Most of the immigrants came from North Africa.In 1905, Shlomo Lavi (1882-1963) participated in Founding Convention of “Ha’Poel Hatzair” and in the creation of “Ha’Shomer” self defense organization. Lavi originated the idea of the “Big Kibbutz” and was one of founders of Kibbutz Ain Harod in 1921. Born in Plonsk, Poland, four years before David Ben-Gurion, Lavi and his fellow townsman were members of the Zionist “Ezra” organization. A member of Ben-Gurion's (and Meir's) Worker’s Party of Eretz Yisrael, Lavi served in the first two Knessets, from February 14, 1949 until August 15, 1955."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Second World War

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd, , [1955]. 6 volumes, large octavo. Original red cloth, gilt panelled spines with brown leather labels, brown leather portrait medallion to front boards, top edges dark red, red endpapers. Coloured frontispieces, 185 half-tone plates, numerous maps, plans and diagrams (many folding). Spines slightly sunned, edges a touch toned, some light wear to spine labels. A very good set. Chartwell edition. Includes the author's last revisions and is also the first to be fully illustrated; it was issued on the completion of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waterfront (First Edition, inscribed to Judith Crist in 1955)

      New York: Random House, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Schulberg on the front endpaper to his friend, film critic and academic Judith Crist: "For Judith Crist / Here's a little souvenir of those days on Foley Square / Sincerely / Budd Schulberg / Aug 12, 1955." The best Schulberg association of the 1950s we have encountered. Judith Crist was the first full-time female film critic for an American newspaper, the New York Herald Tribune, the founding film critic at New York magazine, and in her later years, well known as the film critic for TV Guide. She appeared in Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories" (1980), and authored several collections of essays on film and interviews with filmmakers. Though more a populist, she very much paved the way for Pauline Kael, as she refused to be influenced by any opinion but her own, and could be quite blunt in her assessments of films. Billy Wilder once said that asking her to review a film was like "asking the Boston Strangler for a neck massage," and Otto Preminger simply referred to her as "Judas Crist." "Waterfront" was written by Schulberg in the wake of his success as the screenwriter for "On the Waterfront" the year prior, something of a re-imagining of that film. Foley Square, referenced in the inscription, is the heart of the waterfront location in Hoboken where location shooting for "On the Waterfront" took place. Schulberg's presence on the set and his influence on the film's style was as unusual as it was formidable. When Crist and Schulberg met in 1954, he was in his 40s and Crist in her 30s, she only ten years into her tenure at The Herald Tribune. Near Fine in an about Very Good dust jacket, with the laminate lifting as often found and fading to the spine titling.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story Of How Many Thousands Of Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Company, 1955. Second Edition, First State. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A very good plus second edition (1955), first state with no dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with clear spots on back cover. Absolutely no markings. Text block is sound and square. First state: "really" is misspelled on page xx as "realy", and the number "6000" is in the footnote on page 16. A nice addition for any collector of AAiana. xxx, 575 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches tall.

      [Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA]
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        The Ginger Man.

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition with Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Inscribed and dated by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with light toning to the spine. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik. 2 Bände / Register der Zitate. Bearbeitet von Rolf Gundlach u. Barbara Schwarzkopf. 1 Bd. (Insgesamt 3 Bände, komplett). [durchgehend mit FARBANSTREICHUNGEN]. (=Analecta Orientalia, 34/39).

      Roma : Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955/1964/1967. XLIV, LXXXIII, 625 S., 15*, IX, (55). 4°, Obrosch. durchgehend mit Farbanstreichungen, sonst gutes Exemplar Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Road to Rakaposhi. [An account of the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club's expedition to the Karakoram, Northern Pakistan, 1954. With four chapters by Edward A. Wrangham. With plates, including portraits]

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. 1st edition, 1st printing. Fine cloth copy in a very good, slightly edge-nicked (with minor loss) and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Automobile travel - Asia. Karakoram Range - Description and travel. Rakaposhi Mountain - Description and travel. Himalayas.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        o. Titel. Abstrakte Komposition.

       1955. Tuschfeder und Farbstift auf Papier. 18,8x27,4 cm (Abb.). Signiert, datiert, ortbezeichnet u. rs. als Geschenk eines befreundeten Künstlers an Herrn Erich Wiese, ehem. Direktor des Darmstädter Museums und zusätzlich mit hs. Grüßen des Künstlers J. Duncan. Inet // J. Duncan, geb. 1920 in England, ab 1951 in Paris lebend. Studium an der Slade-School, Ldn., Einzelausstellungen in Westeuropa, Teilnehmer an der Biennale in Venedig. Mitglied / Member of the Picardy Artists\' Association. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Englische Künstler, Moderne Kunst 20. Jh., Biennale-Teilnehmer, Abstrakte Malerei, Expressive Kunst

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Rolf Brehmer]
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        Richter, Hans Theo. - Gitarre spielendes Mädchen.

      - Zeichnung / Kreidezeichnung, in Schwarz, auf gelbem Umdruckpapier, um 1955. Von Hans Theo Richter. 34,3 x 27,4 cm (Darstellung) / 42 x 33 cm (Blatt). Verso Nachlass-Stempel des Künstlers. - In den Ecken leicht lagerspurig. Guter Zustand. Hans Theo Richter (1902 Rochlitz ? 1969 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1919?23 Studium an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie in Dresden. 1926?31 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie u.a. bei Richard Müller, Meisterschüler von Otto Dix. 1929 bezog er ein Atelier in Dresden. Ab 1932 freischaffend. Freundschaft mit Karl Kröner und Paul Wilhelm. Ab 1932 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. 1933 Auszeichnung mit dem Rompreis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. 1938 Auszeichnung beim Internationalen Graphikwettbewerb in Chicago. 1941 Dürer-Preis der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Besuch bei Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin. 1944?46 Dozent für Grafik an der Staatlichen Akademie für Grafische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1947?67 Professor für Grafik an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Freundschaft mit Josef Hegenbarth und Wilhelm Lachnit. 1956 Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. 1959 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste in München. 1965 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München und Nationalpreis der DDR.

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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      Olympia Press, Paris 1955 - FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: From the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency who was instrumental in its publication. "Vladimir Nabokov is an artist of the first rank, a writer in the great tradition . [and] Lolita is probably the best fiction to come out of this country (so to speak) since Faulkner's burst in the thirties. He may be the most important writer now going in this country. He is already, God help him, a classic" (Critic Conrad Brenner, in 1958). Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format. First issue, with 900 Francs on rear wrappers and no evidence of later price sticker. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: with stamp of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency, on front free endpaper of each volume. Nabokov on the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin and the publication of Lolita: "Lolita was finished at the beginning of 1954, in Ithaca, New York. My first attempts to have it published in the US proved disheartening and irritating. On August 6 of that year, from Taos, New Mexico, I wrote to Madame Ergaz, of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Paris, about my troubles. She had arranged the publication in French of some of my Russian and English books; I now asked her to find somebody in Europe who would publish Lolita in the original English. She replied that she thought she could arrange it. A month later, however, upon my return to Ithaca (where I taught Russian Literature at Cornell) I wrote to her saying I had changed my mind. New hopes had arisen for publication in America. They petered out, and next spring I got in touch with Madame Ergaz again, writing her (Feb. 16) that Sylvia Beach 'might perhaps be interested if she still publishes.' This was not followed up. By April 17 Madame Ergaz had received my transcript. On April 26, 1955, a fatidic date, she said she had found a possible publisher. On May 13 she named that person. It was thus that Maurice Girodias, [founder of The Olympia Press], entered my files?" (Nabokov in Strong Opinions). Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Octavo, original green paper wrappers; custom box. Two volumes. A little edgewear and a few spots of soiling, usual spine creases. An excellent copy with an important provenance of the rare first issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Aesop's Fables for modern readers.

      New York: Peter Pauper Press, 1955. Bound by Peter Jones in black morocco backed trademark wooden boards constructed of two different types of wood slotted together perfectly on two rods, black paper endpapers, black edges. Housed in the original black cloth covered slipcase.

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        Nouvelles et textes pour rien

      Edition originale, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin.Précieux envoi autographe signé de Samuel Beckett à son ami le peintre Geer (Van Velde) et à sa femme Lise.Exemplaire gondolé. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine, 1955 A stunning fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with no fading of the red lettering. Very rare as such. First State, with the "BB" monogram on spine of book inverted, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo, 306pp. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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      Paris: Editions Finisterre, 1955. First Edition. wraps. Slight darkening to the spine, top front, and corners. About Fine in original glassine. Printed wrappers in plain glassine dustwrapper. Copy #5 of 100 numbered copies (of a total edition of 1125 copies) of Chester's first book. This copy SIGNED on the title page by the author and INSCRIBED and SIGNED "Alfred" on the half-title page to novelist Mary Lee Settle and her husband "with lots + lots of love 'n kisses. From the beginning of of Gore Vidal's foreword to Alfred Chester's collected stories (HEAD OF A SAD ANGEL): "Although it has been my misfortune to have at practically all the noted American writers of the last half century, I did have the great good luck never to have so much as glimpsed Alfred Chester. He was, by every account, a genuine monster whose life comprises one of those Cautionary Tales that tend to over-excite journalists and school-teachers. Drink and drugs, paranoia and sinister pieces of trade did him in early, and the chronicle of his descent is as fascinating to read about in these pages as it must have been pretty grim to live."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York, Ballantine Books, 1955, Hardback, First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 186 pages; Description: 186 p. 21 cm. Form/genre: Science fiction. 186 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 105228.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud

      Beacon Press, Boston 1955 - INSCRIBED by Herbert Marcuse on the front free end paper and dated in the year of publication: "To / Dr. Abram L. Sachar / With sincere regards / Herbert Marcuse / November 1955." Abram Sachar was the first president of Brandeis University, where Marcuse taught. A nice association. One of Marcuse's most influential books. It contains his famous essay, "Critique of Neo-Freudian Revisionism," where he claimed, rather mockingly, that its proponents had succumbed to the Power of Positive Thinking. 8vo., xii, 277 pages. A Near Fine book, with some color fading to the spine and along the top and bottom edges, in an unclipped Very Good dust jacket. Some shallow chipping and soiling to front and rear panels of the jacket and slight darkening to the jacket spine. Copies of the first edition are uncommon in the market, and inscribed copies are even more elusive, particularly association copies like this one. RARE. In the 1960s, the New Left celebrated Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) for his Marxist critique of capitalism. His most famous student, according to a page one New York Times obituary, was left-wing activist Angela Davis, whom he taught at Brandeis. Marcuse was there from 1954 to 1965 and taught courses in the history of ideas, politics, social science, and philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney signed book "Vanishing Prairie", based on the Disney motion picture of the same name

      n.p., (1955). 6" x 9". "Signed book ""Walt Disney"", ""Vanishing Prairie"", by Jane Werner and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio, 1955, 8vo, publisher's quarter grey cloth over pictorial green boards. First edition. Signed by Walt Disney in brown crayon on the half-title. Illustrated with numerous color photographs. Light soiling and edgewear; hinges starting; previous owners' signature and ownership stamp to front endpaper and fore edge. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Jupiter's Darling (Original title sequence artwork, director credit, for the 1955 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Original title sequence artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film, the credit for director George Sidney, carved into a wall with two Romans standing by to the right, leading to a stormy sky. Archivally framed, mounted, and matted, with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. Unexamined out of frame. Based on Robert Sherwood's 1927 anti-war comedy play, "The Road to Rome," this was the 11th and final "aquamusical" picture made featuring Williams as a bathing beauty. Set is ancient Rome, Williams plays Amytis, who must successfully swim the Tiber before the closing credits. Gouache artwork 24.5 x 4.5 inches. Frame 34.5 x 14.5 inches. Near Fine.

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        The Second World War, deluxe Chartwell edition

      London: Educational Book Co., Ltd., 1955. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Here is the "Chartwell Edition" of Churchill's The Second World War, bound in the publisher's original "deluxe" blue leather. This first illustrated Chartwell edition of The Second World War was published soon after the British first edition and is aesthetically superior in every respect. It is also the final text, "in which all those first minor errors are corrected", according to the author. This is Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains essential, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. It has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." This particular edition stands the test of time as among the most aesthetically pleasing and the most pleasant to actually read. It was issued in two bindings - a red cloth and a more scarce blue quarter leather binding. This is the Deluxe binding, featuring blue pebble grain morocco leather spines and light blue cloth covers. This edition was quite attractive. The books have a pleasing weight and size, measuring roughly 10 x 7 inches. The boards are stout with beveled edges. The leather spines are profusely ruled and gilt with six panels. There are gray marbled endpapers, head and foot bands, and the top edge is stained blue. The text is entirely reset from the first edition and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of illustrations on heavy, coated paper. Each volume also contains a color frontispiece and three-color maps. This set is in very good overall condition. The leather spines of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading. In this case the spines show only mid toning, retaining good color and bright gilt. The bindings are all square, clean, and tight, with only minor wear to extremities. The contents are notably bright, with no spotting, no previous ownership marks, and no age-toning to the fore edges. The topstain is a bit sunned, but uniform and clean across all six volumes. Please note that this large, heavy set may require additional shipping charges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.7.a, Woods/ICS A123(d) Langworth p.269.

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        High Adventure. With maps by A. Spark and sketches by George Djurkouie. An account of the author's mountaineering experiences with special reference to the 1953 Mount Everest expedition. SIGNED. With portraits

      London : Hodder & Stoughton 1955 - SIGNED 1ST EDITION. Physical description; 224 p., 31 plates ; 8º. Includes list of illustrations and glossary. Subject; Mountaineering / Everest / Adventure. Personal account/ autobiographical. Genre; text. 224 pp. Fine cloth copy in a very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 226898. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Original-Farblithographie von Thomas Mann, hinter Glas gerahmt,

       1955. 26x33 (Motiv), 46x55 (Rahmen), weiß-goldener Holzrahmen geschmackvoll hinter Glas gerahmte SIGNIERTE UND NUMMERIERTES EXEMPLAR Nr 143 (von nur 200 Exemplaren, das Papier altersgemäß gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 44301

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        éŒ¢æ±Ÿå å’Œå¡" [Qianjiang Liuhe ta]. [Liuhe Pagoda on Qianjiang]. Qi á n ji ā ng Li à h à t ÇŽ

      ä 國æå žéƒ½éŒ¦ç"Ÿçµ ç "å»åˆ . [Dujin Silk Factory] No date. (circa1955)., Hangzhou. - Handcoloured silk jacquard panorama of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Measures 27.5 x 120cm. Lightly frayed at ends, a very good copy. Silk jacquard weavings such as these were very popular in China from the mid to late 20th century as tourist souvenirs. It appears likely that this particular example was woven in the 1950s as traditional Chinese characters have been used and the Dujin Silk Factory where it was made, changed its name to Dongfang Hongsi in 1966. The Dujin Silk Factory was well known in Hangzhou and beyond. It was originally established in 1922 and entered public-private joint management in the 1950s. Unfortunately it now no longer exists.

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Original cover art for Lady and the Tramp Little Golden Book.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.,, 1955. Original hand painted illustration on artist board. Presented in a silver frame with conservation mount and glass. The first Lady and the Tramp Little Golden Book to be released was titled just "Lady," and it came out a year before the film was released. The second Little Golden Book was titled "Lady and the Tramp." This is the original concept art for the second book. Done in acrylic, on 9" x 11" hard stick paper. A remarkable image with a 4" Lady and a 6" Tramp. A different cover was eventually chosen, making this a very rare piece of Disney and Little Golden Book history. Matted to an overall size of 11" x 14"

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        Description et genèse des dépôts meubles de surface et du relief de l'Oesling.

      Luxembourg, Service Géologique de Luxembourg, 1955. 31,1 x 23,5 cm. Ingenaaid. 100 p. + deels uitklapbaar illustratiekatern. [Gedrukt in een oplage van 250 exemplaren]. Omslag wat verbruind, rechtsonder kleine ezelsoren, maar een zeer goed exemplaar.* Hermans' proefschrift, in de wetenschappelijke editie, met de losse stellingen en het blad corrigenda. Zelden in de handel. JS 459.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press, Paris 1955 - First edition of this novel, a debauched comedy published in 1955 by The Olympia Press in Paris and banned both in Ireland and The United States of America by reason of obscenity, first printing with "Special volume / Francs: 1500" on the bottom of back panel, in-12, green cloth, 353 pages, fine copy. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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      London: Heinemann, (1955). First British Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with small chips at the spine tips and a large chip at the base of the rear panel. This likely precedes the American edition, as did her first book, THE LOVE EATERS, as Settle was living in England at the time. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to her second husband: "The first copy to/Den [Douglas Newton] with my love/from/Mary Lee." Settle was married to Newton, a poet and eventual curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from 1946 to 1956. The dustwrapper was designed by Barbara Jones.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.

      Göttingen 25VII 1955 - (29,5 x 21 cm). 1 S. An den Germanisten Paul Altenberg (1890-1960), Professor und Dekan an der Technischen Universität Berlin, der im März 1954 die "Deutsche Kultur-Gemeinschaft Urania Berlin" wieder neu gegründet hat. - ". Mit meinen Glückwünschen für Ihre neugegründete Kultur-Gemeinschaft 'Urania' sowie für die geplante Zeitschrift 'Urania' muß ich Ihnen zu meinem Bedauern eine Absage bezüglich Ihrer an mich herangetragenen Bitte aussprechen. Einmal ist es mir leider völlig unmöglich, in absehbarer Zeit in Berlin einen Vortrag zu halten und zum andern bin ich aus den gleichen Gründen. nicht im Stande, Ihnen für Ihre Zeitschrift einen Beitrag zur Verfügung zu stellen.". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. - Mit schwachen Faltspuren. Gelocht ohne Textverlust., sonst sauber und wohlerhalten

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        Caminos Inciertos. La Colmena

      Noguer, Editorial, Barcelona - México 1955 - SEGUNDA EDICIÓN. PRIMERA EDICIÓN EN ESPAÑA. SECOND EDITION. FIRST EDITION IN SPAIN.**FIRMADA POR EL AUTOR***SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR** Ilustrada con dibujos originales de Lorenzo Goñi. 19,2x14,2. Colección "El Espejo y la Pluma". En esta segunda edición se añade al prólogo de la primera un nuevo prólogo. MUY BUEN ejemplar. 395 pp.+ + Índice + 1 h [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101PoE]
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        Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1955 & 1956, Garden City, 1955. Hardcover. First Edition. Two volumes. A special and obviously limited edition of this book bound in full blue cloth with gilt-lettered black spine labels, rather than the black cloth of the regular and Kansas City editions, and also larger in size than those editions (6" x 9-1/2"). Both volumes in fine condition, publisher's slipcases in very good condition. This edition appears to have been reserved for the author's use and presented by the President to those close to him. Each book is INSCRIBED warmly and at great length (the longest Truman inscription in a book we have ever seen) and SIGNED by the author to Leslie L. Biffle, who served twice as Secretary of the U. S. Senate. Evidently he played a key role in securing the Vice President nomination for Harry S. Truman in 1944. After FDR died, Truman came to rely on Biffle for information regarding goings-on in the Senate. There was a dedicated phone line between the two men's desks. During one press conference, Truman declared: "They don't make them any better than Biffle. And you can quote me on that." When Biffle died in 1966, Senator John L. McClellan announced it on the floor of the US Senate, mourning the loss of a "true patriot and one of America's finest citizens." In addition each book is housed in its original slipcase, each of which the President has also INSCRIBED and SIGNED to Biffle.. Inscribed by Author(s). Special Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Über allen Zauber Liebe' von Scholz nach Calderon. Regie: Heinrich Koch. Schwarz-weiß Fotografie (Szenenfoto in ihrer Rolle als 'Circe' lose auf Karton befestigt.

      Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 7.9.1955,. - Leichte Läsuren an den Ecken des Bildes. Maße: ca 28,5 x 22 cm (HxB). Auf dem Karton sind Angaben zum Theaterstück mit Schreibmaschine vermerkt (etwas verwischt). Von Clausen auf dem Karton mit Bleistift signiert. Auf der Rückseite mit dem Stempel der Fotografin. Eine der gewohnt brillianten Aufnahmen von Clausen, mit beeindruckender Tiefe. Rosemarie Clausen war die berühmteste Theaterfotografin nach dem 2. Weltkrieg in Deutschland. Hervorstehend sind sicherlich ihre Arbeiten mit Gustaf Gründgens, Wolfgang Borchert. Famous german photographer, spezialised for theatre. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        Weird Science-Fantasy No. 29, March-June, 1955 (FRAZETTA COVER)

      Fables Publishing Company / An Entertaining Comic / EC, New York 1955 - Cover price 10 cents. Last issue before the title became "Incredible Science Fantasy." Cover illustration is by Frank Frazetta, "by far his most famous" of 42 covers he's known to have drawn, and in fact the original sold for $380,000 in 2010 to Jim Halperin, co-founder of the Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas -- "the largest price ever paid for a single page of American comic book artwork," according to the Los Angeles Times. This copy smells a bit old, as it should, but not objectionably so Small pen notation "Pi-27" inside the first "S" of the title. Would grade at least "fine," save that every page has an odd three-quarter-inch tear to bottom margin, which is shaped like a keyhole or child's thumb. These are closed tears, though the pages do snag on them, slightly, when turned. So we'll downgrade to "Very-good-plus" or "near-fine," and price accordingly. Surprisingly, in a genre where all too often the "surprise" endings of the tales can be seen coming a mile away, the writing is excellent. Catalogs $2,500 in NM, which at this grade should generate a value of about $1,000, but we started at $600 (now reduced to $510) since a) no one likes to pay "full catalog", and since b) while we've been grading and selling BOOKS without complaint for many years -- and do our best based on our Alex Malloy 2009 "Comics Values" grading standards -- we claim no special expertise in the nuanced art of comic-book grading. Reduced from $600. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        Marjorie Morningstar

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. A excellent near fine copy, with a name on the front free endpage, in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine tips. Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. This unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's most beloved creations. Basis for the film starring Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud

      Boston: Beacon Press, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. INSCRIBED by Herbert Marcuse on the front free end paper and dated in the year of publication: "To / Dr. Abram L. Sachar / With sincere regards / Herbert Marcuse / November 1955." Abram Sachar was the first president of Brandeis University, where Marcuse taught. A nice association. One of Marcuse's most influential books. It contains his famous essay, "Critique of Neo-Freudian Revisionism," where he claimed, rather mockingly, that its proponents had succumbed to the Power of Positive Thinking. 8vo., xii, 277 pages. A Near Fine book, with some color fading to the spine and along the top and bottom edges, in an unclipped Very Good dust jacket. Some shallow chipping and soiling to front and rear panels of the jacket and slight darkening to the jacket spine. Copies of the first edition are uncommon in the market, and inscribed copies are even more elusive, particularly association copies like this one. RARE. In the 1960s, the New Left celebrated Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) for his Marxist critique of capitalism. His most famous student, according to a page one New York Times obituary, was left-wing activist Angela Davis, whom he taught at Brandeis. Marcuse was there from 1954 to 1965 and taught courses in the history of ideas, politics, social science, and philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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      London: The Bodley Head. 1955. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding very clean and square with a little light bumping at the spine tips. The contents have an ink inscription to the front free endpaper but are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the original price-clipped dustwrapper which is nicked at the spine tips with some darkening to the spine and rear panel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York, NY, U.S.A.: Coward-McCann Inc., 1955 New York: Coward McCann, 1955. First edition First Printing. Hardcover in black cloth with spine lettered in green. A tight, fine example, tiny bump to one tip. In the original dust jacket, price of $3.00 intact; crisp and with panels bright, light fade to the spine as usual, touch of rubbing along the front gutter fold and rear panel. A very nice example indeed of one of the high spots of 20th century suspense, Highsmith's third book and the first Mr. Ripley.

      [Bookseller: Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable]
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        The Lord of the Flies

      Stated First American Edition, Coward-McCann, 1955. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, boards are bright and without wear or bumping, spine is straight and secure, small book store tag on free front end page "The Personal Book Shop Boston". The dust jacket has a 1.5" x 1.5" piece missing at the top right corner of the front panel, slight wear at spine ends, $3.50 publisher's price intact on flap.

      [Bookseller: Postliterate @ AMR-HK ]
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        Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster, 1955 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed by the author: "For my dear Orgel with love from the author and Me Eloise." The inscription is to the children's author Doris Orgel. Laid in is a card picturing a posing Eloise and signed by the illustrator Hilary Knight. Comes in a custom-made quarter leather solander case with gilt decoration and lettering.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.,, 1955. Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed green boards, title to spine green. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK the preceding year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. Endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with slightly toned spine panel and a few small dark marks. First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Clare, who washes my books behind the ears! Ian 1955." Clare served as executive secretary to Joseph Kingsbury-Smith, vice-president and general manager for Hearst's International News Service in New York. Kingsbury-Smith's spent much of his earlier career as foreign correspondent in various parts of Europe, including London where he befriended Fleming. He was the only reporter present at the Nuremburg executions and his groundbreaking interviews with various Soviet leaders (Stalin in 1949 and Krushchev in 1955) earned him a range of journalism prizes, including a Pulitzer and a George Polk Memorial Award. When visiting New York in the 1950s, Fleming would also visit Kingsbury-Smith in his offices and became friendly with Clare, who was a fan of his writing. In 1955, Fleming brought this copy from London and inscribed it to her.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Privilèges. Par --. Les essais LXXVI

      Gallimard (1955), Paris - First edition. Limited, numbered one of 50 (of 56) copies. In publisher's wrappers, printed in red and black, protected with tracing paper. 272, (8) p. Limited, first edition of Simone de Beauvoir's collection of essays. According to Beauvoir the question "how the privileged may think about their situation?" links these essays together. She claims that the ruling class cannot think about it honestly and without self-delusion. In publisher's wrappers, printed in red and black, protected with tracing paper First edition. Limited, numbered one of 50 (of 56) copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        [Vernacular Album of an African American Pittsburgh Family]

      [Pittsburgh, PA], [ca 1955-1959]. Near fine. 4to. String-tied commercial album containing 132 B&W silver gelatin photographs mounted recto and verso to 13 leaves. Five photoa additionally laid in loosely. Remaining pages blank. One photo apparently perished, else appears complete. Near fine codition overall. A warm family album of varied scope taken in and around the Pittsburgh African American community. Subjects include: bars, parties, parades, travel, buildings and architecture, beach resorts, family and friends, etc. with a nice mix of both posed and candid. A handful of images captioned, many others dated in the print. A vivid portrait of middle class postwar African American life.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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