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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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        Moonraker.

      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.

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        HYORYU KI: FLOATING ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN [Actual Japanese Title: HYO RYU KI: FL

      Los Angeles 1955, Dawson. Yellow decprated boards, excellent. 89p., illustrated, translated from the 1863 edition by Tosh. Motofuji, 13 x 19 cm., original blank dust jacket in mylar. protector, superb copy ! FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 300. One of the earliest first-and accounts of a Japanese castaway who eventually went to America, and became the first Japanese to become an American citizen. * Hamada Hikozo was known by Americans [actually named by Americans] as Joseph Heco [1837-1897], was adrift for 50 days in a disabled boat, and was picked up by a Spanish ship bound for Baja California. Heco eventually returned to Japan. * After returning to Japan, Hamada worked as a translator for Commodore M.C. Perry. He also later worked in the American consulate in Kobe, Japan. He went to America in 1850 and was an immediate sensation, he also met with the then President Lincoln. * A fascinating story & primary resource ! *Heco was stranded in 1850, picked up by an American whaler and taken to California, He became a naturalized citizen in 1853 and in the late 1860's came to Japan where he played and important role in American-Japanese diplomatic relations and the Westernization of Japan * BOOK DESIGNER: The book was designed by Robert Hirano, and printed at the Castle Press, Pasadena, California. * California Series XXX * EDITION: FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES. This is a superb translation from the original Japanese into English, with excellent illustrations taken from the original edition. * See us for other works by HAMADA, Hikozo aka. Joseph HECO. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Election Address at Woodford - carbon copy typescript with autograph corrections for his first public speech after his resignation as PM.

      Woodford: 16 May 1955 - 30 pages octavo. Carbon-copy typescript on onion skin paper with Churchill's holograph amendments to 10 pages. Punch-hole through the top left-hand corners, slight crumpling at the head of the first leaf, short split at the head of the last, some words lost at the foot because of copy slippage, very good. Churchill addresses his constituents in the run-up to the 1955 General Election, explaining that he "felt it [his] duty to resign [his] office as P.M. at a time and under conditions wh[ich] w[oul]d give whoever The Queen summoned to be my successor a fair chance of seeking a mandate f[ro]m the country. This alone w[oul]d give him the authority to confront and master the many difficult and anxious problems of our small and crowded island capable of exerting so g[rea]t an influence for peace and progress upon the mighty modern world". The Conservative Government has presided over "an undoubted and remarkable recovery. From the brink of national bankruptcy we advanced to a greater prosperity than we have known before", and Churchill "cannot believe that the electorate will wantonly or lightly reverse those policies in order to return to the discredited and discarded theory and practice of Socialism". He attacks the "two rivals for the leadership of the Socialist Party", Atlee for his suggesting, on the eve of the Big Four summit in Geneva, that the length of National Service be cut, giving "the impression to the Communist world that Britain is on the run"; and he lays into Aneurin Bevan "this voluble careerist a bad judge of foreign affairs and personalities". With reference to the summit Churchill congratulates Eden on his "good fortune" in his efforts to bring about "the policy for which I have faithfully striven". "Eisenhower's earlier rejection of the summit plan had been overcome. Britain, France and the United States would go to the meeting 'strong and united, seeking the peace of the world, the welfare of all mankind and that period of relaxed tension, disarmament, and all-round prosperity which is within our reach and may soon be within our grasp'" (Gilbert, VIII, p.1137). In conclusion he restates his credentials as a "lifelong opponent of Communism a fallacious philosophy, fatal to individual and democratic liberty ", and calls upon the electorate to grasp "the great opportunity of casting their votes in favour of the sincere effort for a friendly way of living between States great and small which has now to be made and nations all over the world are waiting on tenterhooks to see if Britain will rise to the occasion In this terrible 20th century our country has played an honourable and famous part let us make sure we do not cast away by casual or careless behaviour the reputation upon which both our influence in the world and our safety depend". Typically laid out in a stanza-like form, visually cueing Churchill's rhetorical emphases, this speech shows the great war-time leader extending his oratorical powers on behalf of his successor and into the era of the Cold War. Churchill, The Unwritten Alliance: Speeches 1953 to 1959, pp. 251-6 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Airs d'opéras. Langspielplatte (Vinyl) mit eigenhändiger Widmung.

      Columbia 1955 - Die Orig.-Hülle mit kleinen Läsuren, Platte mit feinsten Kratzspuren, insgesamt gut erhalten. * Das mont. Deckelschild mit eigenhänd. Widmung "To Willy de Bruyn Maria Callas 1963". - Die Mono-Vinylschallplatte enthält Arien von Puccini (Madame Butterfly; La Bohème), Rossini (Le barbier de Séville) u. Delibes (Lakmé). Begleitet wurde La Diva vom Philharmonic Orchestra unter Stabführung von Tullio Serafin.

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT MATTHIAS LOIDL]
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        A Good Man is Hard to Find

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket signed by Flannery O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Fernand Leger. Ausstellungskatalog Städtisches Museum Leverkusen.

      , Leverkusen 1955 Heft Tadellos Farbig illustriertes Heft, nicht paginiert, ca. 70 Seiten (mit Werken, Gemälden, Gouachen, Zeichnungen und Keramiken), zahlreiche S/W-Abbildungen, Biographie des Künstlers, hinzugefügt eine vom Künstler entworfene doppelseitige Karte, insgesamt tadellos. --- Fernand Léger (1881-1955), französischer Maler, Bildhauer, Grafiker, Keramiker und Filmregisseur, gehörte unter anderem zu den Kubisten. --- Un mince catalogue d\'une exposition de Fernand Léger à Leverkusen (Allemagne) en 1955 accompagné d\'une carte double en couleur, excellent état, rare! 19,5 x 29,5 Cm. 0,15 Kg. +++ Stichwörter: Kubismus Katalog Ausstellungskatalog Versand D: 5,50 EUR Kubismus Katalog Ausstellungskatalog

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Entretiens avec le Professeur Y

      Gallimard 1955 - Edition originale de cette parodie d'entretiens littéraires, très à charge contre le monde de l'édition, et constituant une sorte d'Ars Poetica célinien, un des 95 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil des papeteries Lafuma-Navarre, in-12, broché, 154 pages, très bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        A Good Man is Hard to Find

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "first edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy Flannery O'Connor First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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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        Lolita.

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First. paperback. very good. 2 volumes. 12mos, printed green wrappers. Paris: Olympia Press, (1955). First Edition. First issue, with the 900 franc price on both volumes. Very good copy of this modern classic, with minimal wear to the edges and spines. Light foxing on the fore-edges and preliminary pages, not affecting text block.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Hit the Deck (Original scenario artwork from the 1955 film musical)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Original scenario artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film musical. A bizarre image, showing a sailor with his gall, entering a cave that has bats, skeletons, a raven in the shadows, and in the distance a window outside of which appears a Dali-esque landscape. Signed by Hagedon at the bottom right corner. Pencil and gouache. 15.75 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

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        Frank Sinatra on the set of "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955)

      N.p.: N.p., 1955. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of Frank Sinatra on the set of "The Man with the Golden Arm" in the fall of 1955. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby. SIGNED by Willoughby on the verso, along his ASMP rubber stamp for both New York and Ireland addresses. Full provenance available. After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, Willoughby began working as a photographer for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. It was while on assignment covering Judy Garland in a "A Star is Born" that Willoughby's ability to capture his subjects' spontaneity, humor, and vulnerability, resulting in images that were far different from more traditional film stills, came to Hollywood's attention and earned him his first "Life" magazine cover. Willoughby spent the next 20-plus years working as a set photographer for every major studio, documenting some of most important films of the era and creating intimate portraits of some of Hollywood's greatest celebrities. Technically and stylistically innovative, Willoughby built the first remote radio-controlled cameras used on film sets, pioneered the use of the "silent blimp" for 35mm cameras, and created brackets to mount his cameras directly over the movie cameras to capture the same images. Willoughby moved his family to County Cork, Ireland in 1972, working on only a handful of films through the late 1970s and early 1980s, though he would continue to photograph, exhibit, and publish books for the remainder of his life. The stills in this collection were given by Willoughby to friends in Kilbrittain, Ireland just prior to his move to Vence, France in 1989, where he would remain until his death in 2009. Perhaps more than any other photographer, Willoughby is responsible for creating the the look of mid-century celebrity and moviemaking in the popular imagination, with his images printed in magazines literally every week of his career. But beyond being prolific, Willoughby's legacy rests with his ability capture the essence of the actors he photographed, as well as the films with which those photographs were associated. As Sydney Pollack said in his introduction to Willoughby's autobiography, "Sometimes a filmmaker gets a look at a photograph taken on his own set and sees the 'soul' of his film in one still photograph. It's rare, but it happens. It happened to me in 1969, the first time I looked at the work of Bob Willoughby during the filming of "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 8.5 x 13.5 inches. Near Fine. Selby, p. 82.

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        Zoof?hrer (Ara)

      Hannover 1955 - 20,5 x 14 cm 40 Seiten 100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Zoof?hrer (Flusspferd)

      Leipzig 1955 - 14,8 x 21 cm 112 Seiten 300 gr. guter Zustand, ein wenig abgestossen [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Andiamo allo Zoo (Zeichnung L÷wenkopf), 2. Aufl., mit separatem Lageplan

      Rom, Italien 1955 - 13,5 x 18,5 cm 160 Seiten 250 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Zoof?hrer (L÷we)

      Prag 1955 - 14,8 x 20,4 cm 32 Seiten 60 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettre tapuscrite à Breton plus questionnaire signé par Breton

      1955 - - 22 juillet 1955, 26,5x20,7cm, un feuillet. - Brouillon tapuscrit de lettre à André Breton, avec des corrections et une ligne autographes, et questionnaire adressé à lui par André Breton sur l'art magique, avec une ligne et la signature autographes. Un feuillet in-4 tapuscrit, recto seul avec des corrections et une ligne à l'encre noire de la main de Maurice Blanchot, et un feuillet in-4 (27,5 x 21,5 cm) imprimé et illustré en noir, recto-verso avec une ligne et la signature autographes à l'encre violette d'André Breton. Quand, en cette année 1955, André Breton écrit à Maurice Blanchot, les deux hommes se connaissent, se côtoient et s'apprécient depuis longtemps, tout en conservant une forme de distance respectueuse. Breton travaille alors à son important ouvrage L'Art magique (Paris, 1957) et dans ce cadre, réalise une vaste enquête auprès de quatre-vingts personnalités (artistes, mais aussi sociologues, ethnologues, philosophes, historiens de l'art, critiques, etc.), parmi lesquelles Blanchot. Pour ce faire, Breton édite un tract intitulé « Formes de l'art » - illustré de onze figures (art égyptien, gaulois, précolombien, océanien, tarot, Paolo Uccello, etc.) - qui présente sa démarche et s'achève sur une série de cinq questions portant sur les liens entre art, magie et modernité : « Je me permets, cher Maurice Blanchot, de solliciter [votre réponse] très spécialement. André Breton ». Le 22 juillet, Blanchot lui répond : « Il m'a toujours paru que le mot magie, comme le mot religion, pouvait nous aider à approcher ce que l'art désigne, puisqu'à certaines époques nous ne pouvons atteindre l'un qu'à travers l'autre, mais qu'il y avait un moment où nous devions renoncer à ce chemin, car ce que l'art annonce, ce qui parle dans la poésie, c'est une parole plus originelle, comme si l'œuvre d'art ou l'œuvre poétique prononçait le mot commencement d'une manière plus initiale que ne le sont les puissances - magique, religieuse - qui l'empruntent pour se manifester ou pour agir. » A l'instar des réponses des autres correspondants de Breton, le texte de Blanchot sera publié dans L'Art magique. Très intéressante collaboration entre Maurice Blanchot et André Breton, sur le thème de la magie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Typescript letter template including correction addressed to Breton asking him to participate in a questionnaire. Joint questionnaire with handwriting and signature Breton. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      London: The Bodley Head, 1955. First edition. about Fine/Near Fine. A just about Fine copy of the book with bright gilt and clean, unmarred pages. Spine a trifle cocked, otherwise in excellent condition. In a bright, Near Fine dust jacket with minor wear at the crown, some foxing on the rear panel and a small blemish at the base of the front panel where the color is off. The sixth and penultimate book in the Narnia series. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Elizabeth: Young Policewoman

      The Bodley Head 1955 - 1955. 190 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering. Pages remain bright with light foxing and soiling to text block edge as well as thumb prints to the endpapers. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and tanning around the edge of boards. Spine is tanned with light soiling. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Il Decamerone

      A la chance du bibliophile 1955 in 4 (36x26) due vol. rilegato in pelle con legatura in tela, dorso a 5 nervi con decorazioni e titoli in oro, 101 tav a colori. Cofanetti di cartoncino, ricoperti da carta marmorizzata sulle tonalità del verde, rosso e nero. Tiratura limitata, 3000 esemplari. Carta Fabriano. Vol.I pp.604 Vol.II pp.541 Un'ottima edizione, Illustrata accuratamente da Gino Boccasile Condizioni dell'opera: molto buone, leggeri segni dovuti al tempo sui cofanetti. Interni perfetti.

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        Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952.

      

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin 1955 - First Edition, First Issue binding in Red cloth with the words "First Published in 1955" printed on the copyright page. A very good dustjacket with wear to the spine and panels. The book is bound in the original publisher's red cloth with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear and discoloration. Overall, an affordable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION published in London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les diaboliques [Diabolique] (Original French promotional book and publicity manual for the 1955 film)

      Paris: Filmsonor, 1955. Original French promotional book and publicity manual for the classic 1955 French film noir. With a stunning illustrated and textured front wrapper, making dazzling use of a two-color process in green-gray. Based on the 1952 novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Program: 6 pages, 9.5 x 12 inches. Originally saddle stitched with staples now missing. Clean with tiny rust stain at the staple holes, Near Fine overall. Publicity manual (Manuel de publicite): 6 pages, tri-fold, 9.5 x 12 inches. Near Fine. Buss, p. 74. Criterion Collection 35. Grant, pp. 182-183. Selby Masterwork, p. 215. Spicer, p. 453.

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        SECTION: ROCK-DRILL 85-95 de los cantares.

      1955 - Milano, Scheiwiller, 1955. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale rigida; pp. (8), 107, (5). PRIMA EDIZIONE di 500 esemplari. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1955. First printing. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (offsetting to the endpapers, which is common for this title, but otherwise a lovely copy) A 'mirrors within mirrors' story of time travel, one which explores the complexity and paradoxes inherent in it. While not as well known as his 'I, Robot' this is considered perhaps his best early novel. 191 pp. Dust jacket design by Mel Hunter.

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        Portrait photograph of Alvin Ailey

      New York, 1955. Gelatin silver print. Full length view of the dancer in costume. 1 vols. 24.5 x 20 cm. (9-1/4 x 7-7/8 inches). Atelier stamped on verso and docketed in ink with the name of the subject, the date of the session, and the Van Vechten reference to the negative ( "XIII MM 8"). Slightly faded, but a rare and early image, with Van Vechten's blind stamp at lower right. Gelatin silver print. Full length view of the dancer in costume. 1 vols. 24.5 x 20 cm. (9-1/4 x 7-7/8 inches).

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        Faces in the Dark

      Hutchinson, London 1955 - Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titling and design. Inscribed to the ffep by Sainsbury, who translated from the French. First UK edition. Mild spine ridge, foxing to text block edges. Unmarked, firm binding. DJ in mylar has interior foxing, rubbing to extremities and light even soil, priced on flap 9/6 net. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Translator [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Hollands Landschap. [19]96. [4 signierte Original-Siebdrucke / 4 signed original silkscreens].

       Richard Smeets, geboren 1955 in Gennep. 4 Original-Siebdrucke auf Büttenpapier, von Richard Smeets jeweils nummeriert, datiert und signiert. Exemplar Nummer 200 von 200 in der Illustrierten Original-Pappbox. Maße Blätter: 40,5 x 33,0 cm. Maße Abbildungen: ca. 24,5 x 19,0 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 4 Original silkscreens on handmade paper, each numbered, dated and signed by Richard Smeets. Number 200 of 200 in the original cardboard-box. Measure sheets: 40,5 x 33,0 cm. Measure images: ca. 24,5 x 19,0 cm. Fine copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original-Siebdruck, Serigrafie / original screenprint, silksreen, serigraphy; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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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.

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        Encyclopedia of Plant physiology. Handbuch der Pflanzenphysiologie. 18 in 22 Bänden.

      Berlin, Springer 1955 (- 1967) - Guter Zustand. Ca. 20000 Seiten. Zahlreiche Textabbildungen. Deutsch 40000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Inheritors

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 233pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title and simple decorative embellishment on the spine. Very good, with very marginal wear along the edges of the spine and covers. The spine is rolled, and there is a faint 2" scratch on the front cover. The front pastedown has a bookseller's small label. In the dust jacket, featuring the art of Anthony Gross, in very good condition, with mild age-toning, light foxing on the verso, and minimal chipping along the edges. There are a handful of very small, light stains on the rear wrap. A later printing is listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. A signed, first edition from the author of Lord of the Flies. The Inheritors is the author's second novel, and a novel of the Neanderthal man. Signed by William Golding on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Almaïde d?Etremont.

      - P. Marcel Lubineau 1955. Grand in-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui 60 pointes-sèches en noir de GRAU SALA, entourant le texte. Tirage limité à 470 exemplaires, un des 70 sur vélin de Rives avec 1 suite avec remarques, 2 planches refusées et l'épreuve sur soie du frontispice.

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        The Americans

      New York: Grove Press. FIRST EDITION. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Fine/Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF FRANK'S MASTERPIECE, possibly the most influential of all American photobooks, SIGNED BY FRANK on half-title. With introduction by Jack Kerouac. In 1955, Frank "was at work on a project supported but the Guggenheim Foundation that was to present a radically different vision of America and the world… Frank's photographs--taken during travels across the United States in 1955 and 1956--would arguably become the most influential achievement of the entire postwar period in terms of their impact on photographers, artists, and writers. 

"Frank's book was called, simply, The Americans. It was first published in France in 1958 and then in America in 1959 with a preface by Frank's friend, writer Jack Kerouac. Frank depicted America as a society with a deep-rooted sense of psychological isolation, what sociologist David Riesman called 'the lonely crowd.' America for Frank was a melancholy, even bleak or frightening place marred by racial and class divisions and enlivened only occasionally by a glimpse of lyrical sadness or joy. Frank's photographs, shot in black and white with a 35mm camera, seemed deliberately casual. The lighting and composition of the images were highly unconventional compared to most photojournalism or fine art photography at the time. Frank was after something more personal, more immediate and spontaneous" (Goldberg and Silberman, American Photography).

 "Even the design of the text was somewhat revolutionary. Reflecting Walker Evans's book American Photography, Frank's book was sparse and the photographs were only printed on the right-hand side of the pages. The left-hand side was blank except for the page numbers. Thus, from Frank we get a vision of a foreigner's response to his adopted country that is a kind of 'anguished visual poetry rather than graphic art.' Jack Kerouac… wrote in the introduction to the book 'he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world'" (Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography). 

New York: Grove Press, 1959. Oblong quarto, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket price-clipped and with some edgewear. An exceptionally good copy with a particularly strong Frank signature of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        A Good man Is Hard To Find

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Comapny,, 1955. And other stories. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in pink and orange. With the dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed, faint spotting to edges of text block and endpapers. An excellent copy in a jacket with slightly toned spine panel and tiny closed tear to front panel. First edition, first printing. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip tipped in on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Poèmes 1955.

      (No place [Nice?], probably selfpublished 1955?). Leporello, 18 pages with on reverse a colour print in red and yellow [surely by Raysse himself]. 24.4 x 89.5 cm.*Contains 9 poems. - I cannot trace any information of this very early Raysse item, probably published in the time he was studying literature. - In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        Léger.

      Editions Pierre à Feu. A. Maeght, Editeur. Oct.-Nov.-Déc., Paris. 1955 - Paris. Editions Pierre à Feu. A. Maeght, Editeur. Oct.-Nov.-Déc. 1955. Folio. 16 p. Avec 6 lithographies en couleurs (dont 2 en double page). Broché. Texte de Pierre Reverdy "Pour tenir tête à son Epoque". Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Original Pastel - Tibetan Elder

      Tibet, 1955. Tibet, circa 1955-60. An original pastel portrait of a Tibetan native by world renowned artist Goray Douglas, with signature. Beautifully framed behind glass. Image measures approximately 32.5 x 25cm. Gold colour frame measures approximately 40 x 50 cm. Very Good Condition, an exceptionally well rendered pastel painting on grey paper laid to a wide margin mount. This is not a reprint. This is a RARE ORIGINAL PAINTING by Douglas Goray. From the artist's "Faces of the Hills" collection, an immense work in which he portrayed 350 individual Tibetan and Burmese subjects with exquisite likeness, the elder in this painting has distinctly Chinese features. Douglas is a noted Darjeeling artist, a master of portraiture, revered for his documentation of native peoples.. Very Good.

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        Plakat / Poster: Mazowsze.

       Plakat von 1955 in polnischer Sprache für das Staatliche Tanz- und Gesangensemble \"Mozowsze\". Im Druck oben rechts signiert: Lenica 55. Druck, Herausgeber: W/G Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Graficzne, Redakcja Kulturalna, Warszawa, Ul. Smolna 10. Maße: 99,0 x 67,0 cm. Plakat mit minimalen Randläsuren, Ecken mit Nadellöchern, mittig gefaltet. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Poster from 1955 in polish language. Measure: 99,0 x 67,0 cm. Print-signed: Lenica. Print / editor: W/G Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Graficzne, Redakcja Kulturalna, Warszawa, Ul. Smolna 10. Poster with light edgewear, corners with pinholes, foldet in the middle. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Film / movies; Filmgeschichte / movie history; Kino, Kinogeschichte / cinema, history of cinema; Plakate / posters; Plakatkunst / poster art; polnisches Plakat / polish poster

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Moonraker

      Jonathan Cape; London, 1955 First edition, First Published 1955 stated on the copyright page. Book very good, some foxing mainly along page edges, some darkening on end papers. Dust jacket has some foxing and darkening, some minor wear. Flap price 10s. 6d. net. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Life Savers Promotional Photo Archive

      1955 - A collection of more than 150 promotional photographs and advertising mock-ups for Life Savers Candies from the 1920s to the early 1950s housed in three binders, including magazine spots, signage, counter displays, and in-person sampling, as well as celebrity endorsements and product placement in motion pictures. The photographs measure between 3.5" x 2.5" and 11.5" x 14". Most are loose, with a third of them mounted on artists boards and about a dozen with backmarks from various photographers, such as Guy Gillette, Hyman Fink, and Ewing Galloway. Overall near fine with scattered wear at the corners and creases to several of the oldest images; many of the mounted photographs have been touched up with China white or gray paint to highlight, crop, or remove details for publication, which was typical for print reproduction at that time.Life Savers were a ubiquitous part of American culture during the early and middle parts of the 20th Century and this collection of photographs documents their popularity with numerous signs, window displays, bill boards, bus ads, counter displays, and at point-of-purchase via "sample girls" who distributed the candies in the 1920s dressed in custom Life Savers outfits and with a custom Life Savers car. The collection also features numerous Hollywood stars holding the candy such as Jack Benny, George Raft, Lou Costello, Ralph Edwards, and Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. There are also a number of stills that show the candy in films such as *The Crooked Way* (1949), *Gun Crazy* (1950), *Red Light* (1949), *One Too Many* (1950), *Quicksand* (1950), *Destination Murder* (1950), and *A Bullet for Joey* (1955).This collection was likely owned by a representative from an advertising agency that worked for the Mint Products Company, which owned Life Savers, or possibly the company's own in-house marketing department. In addition to the advertising mock-ups are photographs of the Mint Products headquarters in Port Charles, New York, and over 30 photographs (and seven negatives) showing the workers and machinery used to produce the candy. A charming collection of vintage advertising image from one of America's most iconic brands.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        [Stand-Up Display Poster]: JOB fait la cigarette meilleure

      [No place]: JOB. [1955]. Stand-up display poster. Measuring 10" x 13". Illustrated stand up display on stiff cardstock. Supplied with two grommets and a string at the top for hanging, as well as cardboard flaps for stand-up display, and with a package of cigarette rolling papers affixed as issued. Some horizontal wrinkling that isn't particularly noticeable, a trifle soiled, otherwise near fine. Poster designed by Omer Boucquey with his printed signature lower left. Boucquey, a French graphic designer and film director, is perhaps is best-known for his clever animated films, which employ pixiesque figures. In 1955 Bouquey created at least one animated advertising film for JOB, the final frame of which employed this central image. A curious and amusing poster for rolling papers. .

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        Cento tavole del Codice Resta. Presentazione di Giorgio Fubini.

      Pizzi 1955 In folio gr.; pp. non num. 12 su carta pesante con barbe, testo in quattro lingue: italiano, francese, inglese e tedesco; seguono perfette riproduzioni in facsimile di 100 tav. del famoso Codice della Biblioteca Ambrosiana; l'originale è composto da 230 pagine con 248 disegni dei più grandi Artisti del '400/'500. Ril. m.pelle edit. con 5 nervi al dorso, piatti decorati con riproduzione degli originali, astuccio cartone editoriale. Splendida e lussuosa edizione limitata a 2030 esemplari numerati, tiratura f.commercio a cura del Credito Italiano. Esemplare perfetto.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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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 ; 8. 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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        THE END OF ETERNITY.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1955. First printing. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (offsetting to the endpapers, which is common for this title, but otherwise a lovely copy) A 'mirrors within mirrors' story of time travel, one which explores the complexity and paradoxes inherent in it. While not as well known as his 'I, Robot' this is considered perhaps his best early novel. 191 pp. Dust jacket design by Mel Hunter.

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        Lolita

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition, first printing in two volumes. (All points present for both volumes with first issue "900 francs" prices and no traces of stickers.)188 p. (with no pages 11-12 as noted by Juliar); 223 p. Original green wraps. A Very Good+ set overall. Light creasing to both volumes' wrappers, light foxing to edges. Clean text. Volume One about very good with some scattered staining to its wrappers with some toning, worn edges, light dulling to front cover title, creasing and slight lean to the spine, pencil mark through back cover price. Volume Two near fine with clean, bright wrappers and just a bit of wear to its edges. The first appearance of Nabokov's still-controversial novel from Maurice Girodias's pioneering, Paris-based publishers Olympia Press.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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