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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).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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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

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      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. .

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

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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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      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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      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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      Paris: The Olympia Press 1955. The Olympia Press: Paris:, (1955). Paris: The Olympia Press (1955). First edition; first issue. Juliar 428 Juliar 428 Original printed green paper covers with title and author printed in black, two printed encadrements, one with a cream band; spines with LOLITA printed in black within black framed cream bands; one and two stars near spine heels indicating volume number; very well preserved with just slight shelf wear nicks at extremities, more so on Volume One; Volume One shows a mild crease on upper covers; lower cover of Volume Two shows some very mild indentation. Both volumes printed with "Francs:900" on lower covers. Enclosed in custom green cloth clam shell box with lettered label in black letter on spine. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall Rare Books]
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      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1955 - Octavo, boards. Signed by Leonard on the title page above his printed name "Elmore Dutch Leonard" and below his name he has printed the last line from the book. This is Leonard's second published novel. Filmed in 1990 as Border Shootout. Some rubbing at board corners, a very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips at the upper corners and upper left spine fold, 1 cm x 3 cm piece missing from lower left spine panel, spine panel background color faded from original light green to pale blue and some mild rubbing. The front panel is largely complete and presents well. (16850) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La chose freudienne ou sens du retour à freud en psychanalyse

      Edition printed few that reprinted from The mental evolution consisting of a lecture at the Vienna clinic Nov. 7, 1955.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated by the philosopher Jacques Lacan (Louis) Marino.boards slightly and marginally insolated, two small gaps heads back and front cover. In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1 Paris 1956 18,5x23,5cm agrafé

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Signed Robert Frost Limited Edition of “New Hampshire,” his first Pulitzer Prize winning poem

      n.p., 1955. 12mo.. "Book Signed “Robert Frost” on colophon page. Hanover, New Hampshire: The New Dresden Press, 1955. Limited Edition. 20 pages, 5.25” x 7.75”. Brown boards with natural buckram spine, brown spine title label with gilt lettering. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. Very Good condition. “This First Separate Edition of / Robert Frost’s Poem New Hampshire / is Limited to 750 Numbered Copies / Signed by the Author / Robert Frost / Copy number: 176.” Robert Frost was awarded his first of four Pulitzer Prizes in Poetry in 1924 for “New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes.”"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Une Saison en Enfer

      Paris Les Bibliophiles du Palais 1955 - (Französischsprachig) avec 35 dessins en noir hors texte (41 complète) de Luc Albert Moreau. Ce livre a été composé à la main dans le caractère de jaugeon et tiré sur un velin crème à la forme de montval - one from 200 numbered copies (this is N° 19), cardboard-slipcase with cardboard-portfolio inside, loose double-printed sheets, unpag (168 p), folio. Dedicated to M Frantz Bernard Beaumaine - Portfolio spine bleached, edges and slipcaseedges minimal rubbed/bumped, in all very good condition.

      [Bookseller: HESPERUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat]
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        Partum. Farmazon dla S. Morawskiego [.]. Zabijanie Partuma

      - Typ: artistic print / druk artystyczny; Inf o autorze: J. Kryszek-Kryszkowski (born 22nd June 1955, died in 2006), the Polish neo-avangarde artist, contester, the author of action, artistic events and performances, phtography, texts and manifestos, co-author of "Kultury Zrzuty" ["Dump Culture"] and "Tango", associated with "Strych" ["Attic"] and the Studio "Dziekanka"; in 1980 he graduated from Fine Arts Academy in the faculty of painting in Warsaw.J. Kryszek-Kryszkowski (22.06.1955 - 2006) polski artysta neoawangardowy, kontestator, m. in. autor akcji, dzialan artystycznych i performance, fotografii, tekstow i manifestow artystycznych, wspoltworca Kultury Zrzuty i "Tanga", zwiazany ze Strychem i pracownia Dziekanka; w 1980 ukonczyl malarstwo na Akademii Sztuk Pieknych w Warszawie.; Uwagi: The manifesto including twelve pages (single-printed cards done in the xerox technique) A4 format dedicated to the person of the distinguished creator of Polish neo-avangarde Andrzej Partum.Manifest zawierajacy 12 stron (karty jednostronne w kserokopii) formatu A4 poswiecony osobie wybitnego tworcy polskiej neoawangardy Andrzeja Partuma.The Polish Neo-Avantgarde - Polska neoawangarda. (K005); The item in extremely fine condition. / Pozycja w ladnym stanie.

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        Is This You? (First Edition)

      New York: William R. Scott, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. About Fine in illustrated boards and a Very Good or better dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with a contemporary gift inscription to the front endpaper. Jacket has a few closed tears at the extremities, with a one and a half inch tear to the top of the front panel and light chipping at the spine ends. A bright, lovely copy of this scarce book that leads children through the making of a book about themselves.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. CHARLOTTE AND THE WHITE HORSE by Ruth Krauss. NY: Harper & Brothers (1955). 12mo (5 1/4 x 6 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine condition in near fine dust wrapper with price intact. First edition. Illustrated in color on every page by Sendak. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY KRAUSS whose inscriptions are not common. This is an especially nice copy of an early and scarce Sendak title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        GENE AUTRY

      - (AUTRY,GENE). GENE AUTRY ART. This is a marvelous piece of original artwork for two pages that appear in the Little Godlen Book Gene Autry by Steffi Fletcher published in 1955. The art appears on the title page and on the final page and is done by MEL CRAWFORD. The two images are on one large piece of art board measuring 22 " wide x 15" high. On the left is Gene Autry sitting on a bench and playing the guitar. This image is 4 1/2 x 7". The other image has Gene leading a boy on his horse with a captured "varmint". This image measures 7 1/2 x 9". Both images are reduced in the book. Sold with a rubbed first edition of the book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Otto Preminger on the set of "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955)

      N.p.: N.p., 1955. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak in conference with director Otto Preminger 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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        General Ernst-Eberhard Hell World War II Collection. 4 items (2 diaries, booklet and map)

      1955. . #3630 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell World War II Diary FRANCE July 1940 to June 25, 1941 with many photos#3644 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell World War II Diary RUSSIA January and February of 1942 with many photos#3645 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell Twelve-page booklet which records General Hell's account of his time in Russian captivity, 1944-1955.#3664 Map dated November 1923 for an apparent plot to capture a military barracks, probably in Weimar Ernst-Eberhard Hell was a German general who held several divisional commands and was later elevated to Corps level during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held until 1955. Awards and decorations, Iron Cross (1914), 2nd Class (11 September 1914), 1st Class (14 August 1916), Eiserner Halbmond, Cross of Honor in 1934, Iron Cross (1939), 2nd Class (12 May 1940), 1st Class (17 May 1940), Eastern Front Medal, German Cross in Gold (14 June 1942), Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Knight's Cross on 1 February 1943 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, 400th Oak Leaves on 4 June 1944 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (12 March 1944) quoted from Wikipedia.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Fables. Mit 35 OLithographien im Text (inkl. Porträt) von Hans Erni sowie 1 zusätzliche Suite der Lithographien auf Tafeln.

      Lausanne, Gonin, 1955. 53 S., 3 Bll. Fol. , lose Bogen in farb. illustr. OUmschlag in OHPergmt.-Umschlag im Schuber Eins von 294 (GA 320) num. Ex. Druckvermerk von Verleger und Künstler sign. Versand D: 5,75 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book One, The Eastern Fells: Being an Illustrated Account of a Study and Exploration of the Mountains in the English Lake District [Pictorial Guide Series Number One]

      Kentmere: Henry Marshall, 1955. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. <div style='font: 14px/1.55em MuseoSans-100, sans-serif; color: #333'> Very Good:: A very tidy example which is SIGNED by Alfred Wainwright in green ink on the front endpaper. All notable faults: Minor scuffing on the edges, light creasing on the backstrip and a few minor marks on the top edges. 19839. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing [Burke 01]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Gargantua. Lithographies de Clavé.

      Marseille, Les bibliophiles de Provence, 1955 2° (39 x 29 cm), 6 Bl., 250 röm. gez. S., 11 Bl., mit 55 mehrfarb. Orig.-Lithogr. (davon 4 doppelseitige u. 15 ganzs. Abb.), sowie 56 farbigen Initialen und Vignetten. 5 Bl. Druck in Schwarz und Violett auf Vélin d`Arches., Schwarzer Ganzmaroquine-Bd. m. vergoldetem Rückentitel, Rundumgoldschnitt, rote samtene Vorsätze. Mit Halbleder-Umschlag mit Sandelholzdeckeln, in einem Sandelholz-Schmuckschuber., Sehr schönes, opulent illustriertes Exempalr. Nr. CLXXIX von 200 Exemplaren. In einem Meistereinband des grossen Pariser Künstler-Buchbinders Henri Creuzevault (1905-1971). gestempeltl auf Deckelinnenseite. Die Initialen u. Vignetten in Holz geschnitten von Blaise Monod. - Antoni Clavé (1913- 2005). peintre catalan. décorateur de théâtre et illustrateur. À l`instar de Picasso. qu`il admirait beaucoup. Antoni Clavé a été très inspiré par la corrida. Sur ce sujet. il a produit un grand nombre de lithographies. En 1977. il expose ses premiers trompe-l`oeil. Le Musée national d`Art moderne de la ville de Paris lui consacra une rétrospective en 1978. La Biennale de Venise expose plus de 100 oeuvres au Pavillon espagnol en 1984. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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      1955-05-2 1955 - Oil on cardboard. 14" x 8-1/2".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Book of The Flower Fairies

      London: Blackie and Son Limited,, [1955]. Poems and pictures by Mary Cicely Barker. Octavo. Recent dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With colour illustrations throughout. Some light occasional foxing, an excellent copy. Omnibus Edition of The Spring, The Summer and The Autumn Flower Fairies in a larger format to the separate printings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ARTE LOMBARDA. A cura di P. D'Ancona. Rivista di Storia dell'Arte.

      La Rete 1955-1989 In - 4, bross. o mz. tela o cartonato editoriale. Di questa importante rivista semestrale illustrata, (con annate di 1 o 2 voll.), offriamo una raccolta completa di 35 annate, dal 1955 (Anno I) al 1989 (nn. 90/91). Sono incluse nella collezione 6 "monografie" e precisamente: "Carlo Giuseppe Merlo architetto" di Gatti Perer - "La chiesa e il convento di S. Ambrogio della Vittoria a Parabiago" di Gatti Perer - "Studi e ricerche nel territorio della Provincia di Milano. 50 monumenti restaurati.." - "Il Duomo di Milano" di Gatti Perer (2 voll.) - "Civiltà Neoclassica nell'attuale territorio della provincia di Como" (nn. 55/56/57 della rivista) - "Como e la basilica di San Fedele nella storia del Medioevo? di G. Rocchi. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Commissionaria Licosa SpA]
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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Agate Beach, 26. Oktober 1955. - 1 S. 4to. Gebräunt. Mit eh. Briefkuvert. An Herrn Meisel: &#132;I am certainly touched by your kind letter and appreciation and I thank you for it. I did not know that my music was ever performed in Germany! My wife was born in Hamburg. I am sending you a good biography, [ ] it reaches only 1948 and a list of my published works [ ]". &#150; Beiliegt: die erwähnte Biographie.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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      Simon and Schuster 1955 - A fine 11th printing inscribed by the author Kay Thompson and the illustrator Hilary Knight. fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - Barcelona. Delineante Abella. 1955-1956. Planos originales de la construcción de la actual palacio de deportes de Barcelona, ubicado en la falda de la montaña de Monjuic. La obra constiste en varios planos a diferentes escalas del palacio y sus ubicaciones de asientos, escenario, entrada y logicamente sus correpondientes funciones de emergencia (prevencion de riesgos) entre otros. Muy raro. Unico. Ref 1.2 Biblioteca BÇR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Mon Oncle (Original oversize photo of Tati on the set of the 1955 film)

      N.p.: N.p., 1955. Vintage oversize photograph of director Jacques Tati humorously overwhelmed by celluloid during the making of the 1958 film. 9 x 12 inches (22.5 x 30 cm). In an archival mat. Near Fine. Criterion Collection 111.

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        1.) "Der Kellermeister Balthasar verkauft s. Seele".

      Blaue Tuschpinselzeichnung. - Voll ausgeführte Blätter zu einer illustrierten Ausgabe von Wilhelm Hauffs "Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller". (Vgl. A. Beyer, Darmstadts Kunst, Kultur und Küpnstler. Darmstadt 1955, S. 65.) Durch Verwendung blauer Farbe wird die dämonische Atmosphäre trefflich vermittelt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (LQ 93). Sprache: Deutsch 27,7 x 16,8 cm. Unten links monogr. "AS". - 2.) "Frau Rose erblickt den steinernen Roland". Wie 1.)

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      New York: Macmillan Company. 1955. First. First American edition. A little foxing on the boards and slightest toning on the spine, but a nice, clean near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. A nice copy of the third James Bond book. .

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