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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket and red wraparound band. Spine slightly rolled, jacket a little toned. An excellent copy. First edition in English, first impression; originally published in Sweden earlier the same year, translated from manuscript as Den stillsamme amerikanen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marjorie Morningstar

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his physician in the year of publication, "For Dr. Lampert, again with admiration- Herman Wouk 24.X.55." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. 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.

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        CHEFS-D'OEUVRES EN 3 TOMES (1+2+3) : TOME 1 (LE CID, LE MENTEUR, RODOGUNE) + TOME 2 (L'ILLUSION COMIQUE, HORACE, NICOMEDE) + TOME 3 (CINNA, POLYEUCTE, LA MORT DE POMPEE).

      PARIS 1955 - ROD0117416: 3 TOMES : 1+2+3 : 303+281+271 pages. Titre et auteur en dorés sur pièce de titre marron. Emboitages et chemises rigides toilés. Couverture d'origine conservée à trois rabats. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dont certaines sous serpente. + UN DESSIN ORIGINAL DE ROBERT CAMI (possibilité de vendre le dessin original seul pour 199 eurs. 6 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. BURINS DE RAOUL SERRES, ROBERT CAMI ET PAUL LEMAGNY. In-4 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 792-Théâtre [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eloge de Jacques Villon.

      - P. Manuel Bruker 1955. In-4° en ff, sous chemise rempliée. Edition originale imprimée sur les presses de Madame DARAGNES et ornée de 10 gravures originales de Jacques VILLON dont 2 en couleurs et 4 hors-texte. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires, celui-ci, de collaborateurs est enrichi d'une des 20 suites des gravures sur Rives. Le frontispice en couleurs est signé au crayon par l'Artiste. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Princesse Indienne".

      1955 - Gouache sur papier, signée en bas à droite, 1955, cachet au dos, 30.5 x 20 cm,et 19 x 12 cm. Romain de TIRTOFF, (Saint-Pétersbourg 1892-1990 Paris) dit ERTE arriva à Paris en 1912 et se consacra, dès lors et ce pendant plus de 75 ans, à l'illustration de costumes pour la mode et le spectacle, à la création de bijoux et d'accessoires, à la conception de meubles et de décors. "Erté, inventeur de la femme moderne (.). La femme d'Erté transfère dans son costume ses sentiments et sa morale : sa pudeur dans ses voiles, sa sensualité dans ses perles, son sexe dans ses plumes (.)". (Roland Barthes "Erté", Franco Maria Ricci, 1973). Deux études pour cette princesse indienne, représentée dans un luxe de couleurs avec une savante coiffure en plumes et de longs cheveux tressés de perles tombant jusqu'à ses pieds. Marques au papier. Oeuvre originale

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        The Tale of the Faithful Dove.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd.,, 1955. Sextodecimo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, limited issue. Number 52 of 100 copies. Potter originally wrote the story in 1907 for the Warne children. It was rediscovered in 1918 by Fruing Warne as he was going through some old papers, but Potter was reluctant to work it up for publication. "The backgrounds of Rye are attractive", she wrote, "but it is nothing but pigeons over and over as regards illustrations. I could not possibly 'dress up' the pigeons; no birds look well in clothes.

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        The Spider's House

      New York: Random House, 1955 - First Edition. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        MARTIANS, GO HOME

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York 1955 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1362-65. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#138787) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955., 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver. Former library copy with three stamps removed from title, contents and fly-title leaves. Some evidence of removal/paper repair to same. Remaining leaves clean. Appears to have been recased (nicely so). An inexpensive copy of the first edition. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

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        Der Kampf um die Autobahnen. Geschichte der Autobahnen in Deutschland 1907 - 1935 unter Berücksichtigung ähnlicher Pläne und Bestrebungen im übrigen Europa. (Memoiren)

      Berlin, Wigankow, 1955 - 192 Seiten mit Skizzen und Fotos. Sehr selten. ",Todt hatte Anfang Juli 1937 von Willy Hof, einem der frühen Verfechter und ausgezeichneten Kenner der Autobahnidee in Deutschland, ein Manuskript von Kurt Kaftan mit dem Titel "Autostraßen im Europa" erhalten. Dieses Manuskript, auf Kaftans Schrift "Europa braucht Autobahnen" basierend und ins Italienische übersetzt, hatte Hof auch an Puricelli in Mailand gesandt. Sowohl Todt als auch Puricelli, sind empört über Kaftans Schrift, beiden gingen augenscheinlich die Positionen in der Schrift Kaftans zu weit. Der Generalinspektor und der Senator reklamieren in dem nun folgenden Schriftverkehr, ihren und den Anspruch ihrer "Führer" auf die geistige Urheberschaft an den Autobahnen. In verschiedenen seiner Schriften hat Kaftan immer wieder die italienische Vorreiterrolle und die der HAFRABA in Deutschland betont, was Todt natürlich ein Dorn im Auge war. Schon zu dieser Zeit maßregelte Todt, verbunden mit einer offenen Drohung, den Schriftsteller Kaftan: "Die Reichsautobahnen, wie wir sie jetzt bauen, haben nicht als von der `HAFRABA` vorbereitet zu gelten, sondern einzig und allein als `Die Straßen Adolf Hitlers`" (Vgl.BArch, R 4602/729, Bl. 79, Aufzeichnungen von Theodor Krebs). Andererseits galt Kaftan auch als Kritiker von Puricellis Planungen und bezeichnete dessen im Jahre 1935 veröffentlichte Fassung eines internationalen Autobahnnetzes auf Grund des nur peripher berücksichtigten Nordeuropa als unausgegoren. Kaftan selbst wurde daraufhin offenbar von Todt und Puricelli unter Druck gesetzt, die aus ihrer Sicht "großen" Fehler in seinem Manuskript zu beseitigen. Anderenfalls wollte Puricelli mit einer "Publikation den wahren Hergang" schildern. "Ich nehme an, dass Herrn Dr. Todt ich selbst einen Gefallen tun werde, wenn ich damit zur Kenntnis bringe, was in der Autostraßenplanung und im Autobahnenbau alles geleistet wurde, bevor er die Ehre und das Glück hatte, vom Führer an die erste Stelle gesetzt zu werden." Kaftan bezeichnete Hof einmal (in: Die Autobahn 7/1933) als "den Frontkämpfer". In Ober-Ramstadt, wo Hof 1956 starb, wird er als der "Vater der Autobahnen" bezeichnet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ben-Gurion, believing that the â??current Proportional Voting System might disintegrate the nation even further, weaken and destabilize the national authority which started to grow upon the establishment of the State,â? proposes a new system which would guarantee â??a solid democratic government, political stability, social integration, unity of the people and the public and national responsibilityâ?¦â?

      Haykira, Israel, April 2, 1955. 6.25" x 8.5". "Autograph Letter Signed â??D. Ben-Gurionâ? as Minister of Defense, in Hebrew, one page, 6.25â? x 8.5â?. Hakirya, Israel, April 2, 1955. To Knesset Member Zalman Suzayiv, Tel-Aviv. Two file holes in blank right margin. With English translation. Fine condition.Zalman Suzayiv (1911-1981) served on the Finance Committee in the Second and Third Knessets (1951-1959). He was Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry from 1953-1959. Suzayiv was a member of the Directorate of the General Zionists, second in Knesset members to Ben-Gurionâ??s Mapai party and part of its coalition government at the time of this letter. On June 29, 1955, Prime Minister Moshe Sharett resigned because of the refusal of the General Zionists to abstain during a vote on a motion of no-confidence in his government. He formed a new coalition government without the General Zionists. By November, Ben-Gurion had returned as Prime Minister.In full, â??The current Proportional Voting System might disintegrate the nation even further, weaken and stabilize the national authority which started to grow upon the establishment of the State. This system destroys the stability of the government and might lead to a national crisis, downgrade the status of the elected public figures and create an unnatural barrier between the elected and the voters. Only the Regional Elections System guarantees a solid democratic government, political stability, social integration, unity of the people and the public and national responsibility.â?â??In an attempt to stabilize the political system, Ben Gurion proposed a new electoral system that would replace direct proportional elections with regional. Mapai approved the plan at the end of 1954, but it failed to pass in the Knesset, as most parties feared it will benefit mostly Mapai, bringing them an easy majority of Knesset seats.â? --- from Knesset.gov.il"

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 3 vom 5. Febr. 1955

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1955 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 3 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Recognitions.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition of the author's early masterpiece. Thick Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Anthony Friedrich Tony- I hope one day you may find something in her of value William Gaddis 8 December 1974." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the foot of the crown of the spine. The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing "Catch-22" and "V.," managed to anticipate the spirit of both"--"The Recognitions" is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us. The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005.

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      A New Directions Book, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing with no credit to Lucinda Ballard or Joseph Mielzinger on page xii and NO appearance of the preface in the New York Times on the copyright page. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Tennessee Williams on a laid in signature. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present on the front flap and is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        To a fellow Israeli Pioneer and Knesset Member, Ben-Gurion writes "Where is the Pioneer Kibbutz movement in the absorption of new immigrants? The greatest event in our history has begun, the 'exodus from Egypt' … there are tens of thousands of Jews who are coming to us, they wish to settle the land…"

      Hakiryah, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 30, 1955. 8" x 5.75". "Typed Letter Signed ""D. Ben-Gurion"" as Israeli Minister of Defense, in Hebrew, to Knesset Member Yitzhak Tabankin, Hakiryah, Tel Aviv. Jerusalem, Israel, March 30, 1955. 1p, measures 8"" x 5.75"". With complete English translation. Two loose-leaf holes in blank right margin. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Yitzhak, Permit me to tell you a number of things not as a Government person but as one of the Pioneers, and I see it as a bitter responsibility to protest as a Pioneer to the Pioneers. The Pioneer Movement among us that aspires, and not in vain, to pioneering and did not disappoint ever as it has in this great and difficult era. Where is the Pioneer Kibbutz movement in the absorption of new immigrants? The greatest event in our history has begun, the 'exodus from Egypt,' the ingathering of the exiles; there are tens of thousands of Jews who are coming to us, they wish to settle the land, they want to build communities; is the Pioneer (Chalutz) community - except for the Mochav group - responding to the needs of this massive Aliyah… With friendship blessings""Yitzhak Tabankin (1888-1971) immigrated (made Aliyah) to Eretz Yisroel (Land of Israel) in 1912, Ben-Gurion in 1906. Tabankin was a Member of the 1st and 3rd Knessets (1949-1951, 1955-1958). He participated in the Founding Convention of Histadrut (1920) and was one of founders of Kibbutz Ein Harod and Kibbutz Ha’Meuchad. In 1930,Tabankin was one of founders of Mapai (1930) and one of its leaders along with David Ben Gurion. He was a delegate to every Zionist Congress after World War I. His works include The Jewish State and the Way to Achieve It (1944) and Kibbutz Society (1954)."

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        L'Enfer Počme du Dante Dessins d'Auguste Rodin

      Paris: Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1955. Copy IL of 50 examples in roman numerals I-L. (Entire edition 182: 2 on Chine; 50 in Roman Numerals, as this; 130 for the Sociétaires. There were also 60 suites of plates printed). Quarto. Original wrappers, vellum back sleeve with title embossed in gold. Slipcase, (Wrappers show some discolation). Loose sheets as issued, with 54 unpublished designs executed by Rodin in 1880 for his sculpture La Porte de l'enfer that is at musée Auguste Rodin de Paris. Translation of the text by Dante from the 1785 edition by Antoine Rivarol. Wood engraved by Paul Baudier, with 14 in color including the cover and frontis plus 12 in text, with 40 in text in two colored. Advertisement for the edition laid in with names of the members of the Cercle Lyonnais du Livre.

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        The Cretan Runner.

      London: John Murray,, 1955. Translation and introduction by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Annotated by the translator and Xan Fielding. Octavo. Original green boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. With 16 plates and a map. Board edges a little faded, edges of text block foxed, occasional foxing to contents. A very good copy in the toned jacket with some nicks to extremities, shallow chips to spine ends, tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression. The memoirs of the Nazi occupation of Crete, written by the wartime resistance fighter and SOE courier. It is introduced and translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor who worked as a co-ordinator for the Cretan resistance, where he became friends with Psychoundakis. After reading the manuscript of the memoir, written by Psychoundakis in exercise books during his post-war imprisonment, Leigh Fermor translated the book and assisted with its publication.

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        The Europeans

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Beautiful fine copy in a fine example of the fragile acetate jacket with printed flaps. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Copies in this condition are rare.. First American Edition. Folio. Booklet of captions laid in. Full-page gravure reproductions. Boards illustrated by Miro. In some ways a more compelling book than its companion, The Decisive Moment, and a cornerstone of 20th century photographic literature. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Auer 356).

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        Hier und hier und hier.[Rückseitig betitelt]. Orig.-Collage.

      1955 70 x 50 cm, Tadell. Rechts unten signiert. datiert. - Walter Grab (1927-1989) zürcher Künstler. Autodidakt; erster Malunterricht bei Walter Jonas in den 40er Jahren. Studienreisen und Aufenthalte im Ausland: Paris (1948. 1950. 1969). München (1951). Berlin (1955). Brasilien (1965). 1950 Initiant einer Surrealisten-Gruppe um Rudolf Schlichter. Edgar Jené. Edgar Ende. Frans Boers. Ernst Maas. Kurt Seligmann u.a.m. 1965 zusammen mit Meret Oppenheim als Vertretung des Schweizer Surrealismus an der Biennale in Sao Paolo. Brasilien. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - Mischtechnik Kunst - Surrealismus

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        Tunnel in the Sky

      

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        The October Country

      

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        Facsimile of Songs of Innocence

      London: The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust,, 1955. Octavo. Original orange morocco, titles to spine gilt, all edges gilt. With the publisher's marbled slipcase. Spine a little discoloured; an excellent copy. Number 498 of 1600 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper, to match the paper used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. The first 800 copies were issued in the UK; the rest were sent to the US.

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        RE-BIRTH

      Ballantine Books [1955]., New York - Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Post-nuclear war religious dystopia. "An excellent story of an emerging race with ESP, hunted by 'normals' trying to hang on to traditional values, ruthlessly exterminating all deviation." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 347-8. Published later in Britain with textual differences as THE CHRYSALIDS (1955). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1298. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 184-5. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 255-6. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1755-58. King list, p. 391. Text block lightly age-darkened (less than usual for this book), a fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at lower spine end and front corner tips, 8 mm closed tear at upper front corner tip, and touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice copy of a very elusive Ballantine hardcover. (#155561) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ginger Man.

      Olympia Press, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait In Profile

      1955-10-01 1955 - Oil on canvas. 15" x 20".

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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."

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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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        Lolita

      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.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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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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        HERE BE DRAGONS

      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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