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        Cahiers de la céramique du verre et des arts du feu revue trimestrielle. Nos.1-51 with 9 supplements.

      , Sèvres, 1955-1972. orig. wrappers all 51 physical issues (42-43, 46-47 & 48-49 being double issues) and 9 supplements (to issues 9, 12, 13, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42-43, 45.60 volumes illustrated with appr. 350 colour-plates (many tipped-in) and more than 2500 b/w text illustrations. Indexed in ART bibliographies current titles

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books, 1955 A fine first edition, first issue, in a fine first issue dust jacket (with the upside-down "BB" on the spine). Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Modisches Bilderbuch. 166 Tafeln in farbigen Aquarellen

       Ohne Verlag und Ort, 1955. 166 Tafeln in farbigen Aquarellen (16,7 cm x 24 cm) in defekter Leinen-Mappe der Zeit (einige Tafeln etwas randfleckig) - Der Alltag und die Arbeit des Mannequins ,, Candide\"\", die in den 50er jahren im ertsen Modesalon Wiens, bei Madame Genees in der Schönbrunnerstrasse (Hitzing) arbeitete. Farbenfrohes, entzückendes detailliertes Bildertagebuch einer Mannequin-Karriere mit Tagebuchtexten. ,,Candide\"\" ist 25 Jahre. Sie lebt mit ihrer Katze ,,Moki\"\" in einer hoch modernen Wohnung mit allen Vorzügen der 50er Jahre. Sie beschreibt den Tag vom Erwachen, Toilette, Garderobe, Freizeit, Markteinkäufen bis zu Anproben und erfolgreichen Modenschauen in vielseitiger Garderobe. Oft sehr freizügige Aquarelle - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate,Mode-Textilien

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        Derrière Le Miroir N° 77 - 78 . Kandinsky.

      Maeght 1955 - In folio en feuilles. 5 lithographies en couleurs dont 2 en double page de Kandinsky. Première édition, bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Clayton's College. Illustré de pointes-sèches originales.

      Lunéville, Édition de l'Orchidée [d.i. Paris, Vialetay?], o.J. [um 1955]. - 8°. 165 S., mit |18 Radierungen sowie eine kolorierte Suite dieser Radierungen|. Lose Lagen in einem Umschlag mit Fronttitel, dieser in einem kartonierten Umschlag im Schuber. Eins von 325 numerierten Exemplaren auf Rives Bütten, "réalisée par un amateur"; "a été spécialement édité pour un groupe d'amateurs bibliophiles" (Impressum.) Breitrandiger Druck auf unbeschnittenem Bütten, Titel zweifarbig. Das Werk ist illustriert |mit 18 sehr pornografischen Radierungen| im Text und auf Tafeln. Zusätzlich findet sich eine |pochoir-kolorierte Extrafolge| auf Tafeln. Die Illustrationen werden |Gaston de Sainte Croix| zugeschrieben. Schuber etwas berieben und lichtrandig. Umschlagrücken gedunkelt. Sonst gutes Exemplar. Seltene und schöne Ausgabe des Klassikers. Drouot Imp. Biblio. 51; Hobart & Maclean 545 (beide auch mit Abb.) Dutel 1242. Nicht bei Pia. --------------------- [Laycour, José André, attribué.] Clayton's College. Illustré de pointes-sèches originales. Lunéville, Édition de l'Orchidée [i.e. Paris, Vialetay ?], sans date [vers 1955]. In-8. 165 pages, 18 planches avec eaux-fortes ainsi qu'une suite avec 18 eaux-fortes en couleur. En feuilles, chemise, étui. Un des 325 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives; « réalisée par un amateur a été spécialement édité pour un groupe d'amateurs bibliophiles » (colophon). Imprimé en grandes marges, non rogné, titre en deux couleurs. Les illustrations sont attribuées à Gaston de Sainte Croix. Étui frotté et jauni. Dos de la chemise bruni. Sinon bel exemplaire. Rare édition de ce classique. Drouot Imp. Biblio. 51; Hobart & Maclean 545 (les deux avec illustrations) Dutel 1242. Pas chez Pia. --------------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Bump to top edge of front board, light rubbing at spine ends and corners, light soiling to edge of text block, patch of erasure wear to title page. Dust jacket is faded at spine, lightly rubbed and with light edge. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1955. 12 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1955. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Scrap-Book Album Documenting 1950's East German Exhibitions Celebrating the Stasi.

      An elaborate scrap-book, consisting of 27 leaves with scores of mounted photographs, broadsides, brochures, advertisements, facsimiles of documents, newspaper headlines and articles, etc., all pertaining to two exhibitions (in 1955 and 1957) celebrating the accomplishments of the Stasi, the East German secret police, in the first decade after the Second World War, some of the material documenting the exhibitions themselves, including views of displays as well as two dramatic posters advertising the exhibitions, and with other material directly relevant to the exhibitions. Oblong large folio. Boards, bolt-bound. N.p., n.d. (East Germany, possibly Berlin; ca. 1957).

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Improvisations 1955: Artists Equity Masquerade Bal Fantastique (Hotel Sheraton Astor, Friday, May 13th)

      New York: Artists Equity Association, 1955. Original wraps. Near Fine. A beautifully-designed program of this 1955 society ball at the Hotel Sheraton Astor, produced with the full co-operation of the New York chapter of the Artists Equity Association. Essentially, the program is a collection of lavish, full-color advertisements in the form of original lithographs executed by many of the leading artists of the day. Clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound card wrappers, with wonderfully illustrated covers and crisp, bright pages thruout. Tall quarto, #359 of an undetermined number issued. Artists contributing to the cause include Chaim Gross, John Groth, Marcel Vertes, Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, Raphael Soyer, etc. "This is Volume VI of IMPROVISATIONS, which was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego"

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories [Signed]

      New York Harcourt, Brace 1955 First Edition (so stated), first state binding (vivid green cloth spine, not light yellowish brown), second issue (title / copyright leaf a cancellans, with multiple dates [1949-1955]). Signed by Welty in her tiny scrawl on title page. 8vo: [8],207,[1]pp. Publisher's blue and green mottled paper-covered boards, vivid green fine bead cloth spine stamped in silver, pictorial dust jacket priced $3.50. About Fine (spine ends bumped, shelf-worn bottom board edge); about Fine jacket (very brief expert restoration, involving neither lettering nor design, to head and tail of spine panel, which is lightly toned). Not the concealed second printing (Polk 11.1.2, as are many copies advertised as first printings), in which the title / copyright leaf is integral). Welty's important seventh book, nominated for the National Book Award. Polk A11.1b. Fine- ¶ According to Polk, "Heavily revised versions of stories originally published in magazines." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster, 1955 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed and dated by the illustrator Hilary Knight on the front pastedown. First Printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $2.95 still on front flap of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward McCann, 1955 Stated first American edition, 1955, on the copyright page. Very good (top corner of front free endpaper clipped) in a very good dust jacket with the $3.50 price intact on the front flap. The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature. Comes in a custon-made collector's slipcase, in fine condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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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. First Edition. 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. SIGNED 1ST EDITION. Physical description; 224 p., 31 plates ; 8º. Includes list of illustrations and glossary. Subject; Mountaineering / Everest / Adventure. Personal account/ autobiographical. Genre; text.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Stools and Bottles: A Study of Character Defects - 31 (Thirty-One) Daily Meditations

      Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden / Coll-Webb Co.. Hardcover. 160 pages. 5.6" x 3.2". The author's famous 'Stools and Bottles' presentation depicts the first four steps of the AA program. Binding tight. Moderate wear to green boards. Faint pencil erasure upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. A sound copy. (Bishop 922) . Good. 1955. First Edition.

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        Lanz / Wachsmuth Praktische Anatomie: Praktische Anatomie. 7 Bände von Titus von Lanz (Autor), Werner Wachsmuth

      Heidelberg Springer-Verlag Gmbh Auflage: 1., Aufl. 1955. Sonderausgabe (11. November 2003) Auflage: 1., Aufl. 1955. Sonderausgabe (11. November 2003) Hardcover 3658 S. 42,4 x 41,4 x 31,2 cm Lanz / Wachsmuth Praktische AnatomiePraktische Anatomie. 7 Bände Titus von Lanz Werner Wachsmuth Versand D: 6,95 EUR Lanz / Wachsmuth Praktische AnatomiePraktische Anatomie. 7 Bände Titus von Lanz Werner Wachsmuth

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        The Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King.

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spines, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Each volume housed in a custom red cloth solander box with maroon labels to spines. Contemporary Foyle's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Spine-ends very lightly bumped, corners faintly rubbed, top edge of Fellowship slightly splashed and that of Two Towers negligibly so. An excellent set, internally fine and the maps especially clean, in the dust jackets with ring-and-eye motifs bright and fresh, a little rubbing and a few nicks at spine-ends, and otherwise vols. I and II each with one short nick along the top edges. Folding map at the end of each volume. First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in first state with unbroken type and no signature mark (previously identified by Hammond as the second state), in the second state dust jacket with reviews added to the rear panel. This is one of a possible 3,000 sets in first impression throughout, though in practice this is a work that was often read to pieces, with the dust jackets a particularly rare survival. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having had a transformative impact upon the entertainment industry from electronic games to cinema. Hammond A5a. i. ii. iii. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Body Snatchers, The [wraparound band]

      London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1955 First Impression (no further printings noted), with the uncommon promotional wraparound band, "The Star Thriller of the Month." Small 8vo: 192pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket priced 10s/6d. Faint spotting to top edge, leaves toned at margins (as usual), touch of wear to edges of jacket, but a Fine, bright, unread copy. Anatomy of Wonder II-401. Horror Literature 4-116.

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        Sand and Satin

      London Herbert Jenkins 1955 First UK Edition (released only as a paperback, entitled Return of Sumuru, in the U.S.). Publisher's red cloth, spine and lower cover stamped in black; price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Just about Fine, square, tight and unmarked (front hinge seamlessly repaired), but end papers stained from binder's glue and title page inscribed; in a Fine, bright jacket, only very lightly rubbed. St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 899. Scarce.Fine-

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        The Creature Walks Among Us (Original screenplay for the 1956 film, script supervisor's copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1955. Revised Final draft script for the 1956 film. Copy belonging to the script supervisor, Adele Cannon, profusely notated throughout in holograph ink and pencil. Laid in is a vintage single weight black-and-white studio photograph from the film, featuring the Creature and people in peril. Third installment in the "Gill-man" series, after "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954) and "Revenge of the Creature" (1955). After a laboratory fire severely damages the Creature's gills, the head of the research team (Morrow) suggests an operation that will allow their subject to breathe air and walk on land. The operations seems successful, until a violent confrontation that leaves the Creature badly injured. Alone in alien territory, the Gill-man shuffles off into the sea in anticlimactic resolution. Where the first two films employed then-genre bending 3D effects, this conclusion to the series was issued in 2D. Champion diver Ricou Browning again portrays the creature in the underwater sequences, and Don Megowan as the land-walker. The Creature is perhaps the most popular of the underwater monsters of cinema, rivaling Wes Craven's "Swamp Thing" (1982). Set in Florida. Salmon titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, dated August 22, 1955. Title page present, undated, with a credit for screenwriter Ross. 172 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 95. Mimeograph, with yellow, blue, and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/29/55 and 9/22/55, and mimeographed scene notations on the verso of nearly every page. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two silver screw brads. Photograph Very Good, with staple holes and creases. Lentz, p. 982. Weldon (1983), p. 138.

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        Freie Welt. Herausgegeben vom Zentralvorstand der Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft. - 59 Bände: 56 Halbjahresbände und 3 Jahresbände der illustrierten DDR-Zeitschrift. - Einzelbände: Das 1. und 2. Halbjahr der Jahrgänge 1956-1963, 1966-1983 und 1985 (in 54 Halbjahresbänden). Sowie die Halbjahresbände 1964/2, 1965/1 und die Jahresbände 1984, 1986 und 1987. (Enthalten im 1. Band des Jahres 1956 sind auch die Hefte 19- 24, Oktober bis Dezember, von 1955).

      Berlin, Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt; Berlin, Berliner Verlag 1955-1987. Je Heft circa 22-55 Seiten, mit zahlreichen (ab 1978 auch farbigen) photographischen Abbildungen, 2° (37 x 28 cm), Hardcover (cloth), Leineneinbände der Zeit. Bände mit wechselnden Einbänden und leichten Variationen in der Größe und Aufmachung. \"Die Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft (DSF) war eine Massenorganisation in der DDR, die den Bürgern Kenntnisse über die Kultur und Gesellschaft der Sowjetunion vermitteln sollte.\" (Quelle Wikipedia). Die von ihr veröffentlichte \"Freie Welt\" erschien 14-tägig, ab August 1963 wöchentlich, ab 1978 wieder 14-tägig. Sie berichtete insbesondere über Themen, die das Verhältnis der DDR zur Sowjetunion sowie zu anderen Ländern des Warschauer Paktes betrafen, aber auch (teils im Boulevardstil) über allgemeine kulturelle, gesellschaftliche und politische zeitgeschichtliche Themen (wie wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Leistungen der DDR, Berufsleben, Mode, Sportveranstaltungen, inclusive Rätselseite, Fortsetzungsroman und Fernsehprogramm etc, bis hin zu Auslandberichten und internationalen politischen Themen, wie z. B. Vietnamkrieg, Rassendiskriminierung in den USA, kalter Krieg und internationale Aufrüstung, Weltkongress der Frauen etc). - Aus dem Inhalt (u. a.): \" Zwischen Karneval und Pogrom (Wahlen USA); Diese Stadt wird goldrichtig (Hoyerswerda); Hört die Stimme der Vernunft! (Atomübung USA); Von Rathenau zu Hartlieb - oder: Das Elend der Unbelehrbaren; Im Pancrac wird gefilmt; Traumreise im Gigant-Express; Mode, Moskau - Mannequins; Arabisches Schlaraffenland?; Silber für Gabi!; Eine Rose für Warschau; Drei Briefe, eine Anklage (zum Vietnamkrieg); Die \'Froschmänner\' von Sotschi; Eine Amerikanerin in Saigon; Zwischen mini und Maxi; Brecht in Sömmerda; Interkosmos 1. Taufe eines Sputnik; Delegierte zum 24. Parteitag; Das Gold von Sarafschan; Meine Photos von Gagarin; Atem der Erde: Erdgas; Strahl aus der Antiwelt; Mädchen in Thierbach; Die Staffelei muß warten (Frauen in der DDR); Interviews am Kältepol (Serie); Musentempel am Gartenring; Geschichten ausdem Moskauer Wald; Mit Käranlagen alles geklärt?; Mole, Mode, Modenschau; Wetterformel gesucht!; Brauchen wir die Kernenergie?\"- Die Einbände der frühen Jahrgänge sind leicht berieben und fleckig (die späteren Jahrgänge eher geringfügig). Wenige Bände am Rücken leicht bestoßen. Hefte eines Bandes in falscher Reihenfolge eingebundenen. Ganz wenige Blätter mit geringfügigem Randeinriss. Papier leicht gebräunt. Sonst guter, sehr sauberer Zustand. Versand D: 11,00 EUR Zeitschriften, periodicals Periodika, Zeitungen, Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft (Hrsg.): Freie Welt. Herausgegeben vom Zentralvorstand der Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft. - 59 Halbjahresbände der illustrierten Zeitschrift. Einzelbände: Das 1. und 2. Halbjahr der Jahrgänge 1956-1963, 1966-1983 und 1985 (in 54 Halbjahresbänden). Sowie die Halbjahresbände 1964/2, 1965/1, 1984/1, 1986/1 und 1987/1. (Enthalten im 1. Band des Jahres 1956 sind die Hefte 19- 24, Oktober bis Dezember 1955). Berlin, Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt; Berliner Verlag 1955-1987. Geschichte DDR Kalter Krieg, Ost-West-Konflikt, Kulturgeschichte der DDR, Weltraum, Kosmonautik, Architektur der DDR Klassenfeind, Arbeiter- und Bauernstaat

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon

      Harper & Brothers, USA 1955 - This an exceptional copy of this very scarce children's book. Almost as new clean, uninscribed condition. Hardly read evidently as the binding is still tight. No bumping or wear to the book or spine at all. First state dust jacket is in mainly beautifully well preserved condition although it has been price clipped on both corners of the front flap. (Presumably there was a price sticker on the other corner as well as the original price.) There is a very small amount of tearing (maybe a half centimetre or less) at the head of the spine of the jacket and very minor edge wear at the extremities. No significant loss at all really. The colouring is still rich on both book and jacket. Came from the home of a former children's librarian and book collector who has obviously cared for her books. A truely lovely book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lolita

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. 2 vols., pp. 188 and 223. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Printed price of 900 Francs to rear panel of both volumes. Vol. I: 1cm chip to foot of front panel at spine, some wear to spine edges and ends, small pencilled marking to rear panel, about very good. Vol. II: Some wear to spine edges and ends, small closed tear to rear panel at top of spine, a little bumped and rubbed, about very good. First edition, first issue, with the original printed price of 900 Francs to the rear panel of both volumes. Lolita, one of the towering literary achievements of the twentieth century and Nabokov's best-known masterpiece, was turned down by every major American publishing house. It eventually found a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press, an imprint far better known for low sleaze than high art. Nabokov was appalled by the company his book was forced to keep on the Olympia list, and he and Girodias conducted a bitter, litigious feud lasting years. During that time Lolita's reputation grew in direct inverse proportion to its availability. The novel was banned in the UK shortly after publication; the French authorities followed suit at the end of 1956. Lolita finally found an American publisher in 1958, whereupon a newspaper asked the great and the good for their opinions. Groucho Marx declared he wasn't going to read it for six years, until Lolita was eighteen. This Lolita is showing her age a little, and the chip to the front panel of Volume I either makes this set less desirable or more affordable, depending on your attitude to condition. The set conforms exactly to the bibliographical citation in Kearney (1.13.1) with the exception of the presence of a rear blank endpaper in Volume I which is not called for. It's possible that this is a variant, more likely that the endpaper was simply missed during collation. An expensive chip -- fine copies of this title command more than twice the price of this one -- but still a very good set. Kearney: 1.13

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 1 vom 8. Januar 1955

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1955 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 1 -, 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 Psychology of Personal Constructs - Complete Two (2) Volume Set

      W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York 1955 - Total of 1218 pages including indeces and bibliography. The bible of personal construct theory written by its founder. Volume I contains the following chapters: Constructive Alternativism; Basic Theory; The Nature of Personal Constructs; The Clinical Setting; The Repertory Test; The Mathematical Structure of Psychological Space; The Analysis of Self-Characterization; Fixed-Role Therapy; Dimensions of Diagnosis; Dimensions of Transition. Volume II contains the following chapters: The Role of the Psychotherapist; The Psychotherapeutic Approach; The Appraisal of Experiences; The Appraisal of Activities; Steps in Diagnosis; Disorders of Construction; Disorders of Transition; Elaborating the Complaint; Elaborating the Personal System; Loosening and Tightening; Producing Psychotherapeutic Movement; Special Techniques in Psychotherapy. Prior owner's name stamped upon back free endpaper of Vol. 1 and front free endpaper of Vol. 2. Minor pencil erasures to endpapers. Contents clean and unmarked. Bindings sound. Average wear externally with sunning to backstrips. A quality copy of this classic set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press (The Traveller’s Companion, No. 7), Paris 1955 - Minor rubbing to corners. Spine wrinkled from paste. Faint and superficial (maximum depth of 1/4") damp-stain to first forty pages and last fifteen pages. Lower 1 1/2" of gathering 11 inadvertently folded up before binding, resulting in a small triangle of raised sheets. Else fine (without dust-wrapper, as issued). Signed by author on title-page. Presented in custom clam-shell box. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Switch on the Night

      Pantheon Books, 1955 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by Bradbury on the title page. Original price of $2.50 on front flap of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Dizionario illustrato degli incisori italiani moderni e contemporanei

      Gorlich editore 1955 Volume in cofanetto, rilegato in pelle e tessuto; decorazioni e scritte su costa in oro zecchino. Cofanetto in cartoncino e tessuto. Tavolo in bianco e nero e 15 tavole a colori. Stato dell'opera: ottimo (vedi foto).

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        Maxime with an original lithograph by Nicolas de Stael

      Maxime Pierre Lecuire, Lithograph by Nicolas de Stael. Edition Orginale Pierre Lecuire, Paris 1955. Illustrated with an original lithograph by Nicolas de Stael, on the cover, One of 190 copies in Arches paper, from a total edition of 210 copies. Signed in Colophon by Pierre Lecuire in pen, with a dedication on the title page by Lecuire to the Lucien Scheler. Condition: The book is complete and well preserved in its original blue slipcase, the original lithograph is in very good condition on the front cover, the part on the spine is slightly tanned. Ref: The Artist and the Book 291.

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        Tunnel in the Sky

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1955 - This is the first edition of the author’s early novel about an overpopulated future Earth where faster-than-light gates to other planets are allowing extra-solar colonization – and requiring a new breed of intrepid and resourceful pioneer. The first edition was bound in tan cloth, illustrated on both the spine and front cover, with decorative endpapers featuring a dark blue and white star scape and an illustrated tan dust jacket printed white, brown, and blue. We conservatively grade this copy as near fine plus in a near fine dust jacket. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. We note only the slightest wear to the lower corners and spine ends. First edition is confirmed by the Scribner’s "A" on the copyright page. The contents remain bright with no spotting and only the slightest age-toning to the otherwise immaculate page edges. We find the same previous owner name inked on both the front pastedown and the final free endpaper recto, as well as a tiny bookseller sticker "Weinstock Lubin & Co." affixed to the lower rear pastedown. The dust jacket is clean, bright, and complete, with the correct first printing "$2.50" price intact on the front flap. Light wear is almost entirely confined to the spine ends and flap folds. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. In Tunnel in the Sky, Rod Walker, a student with aspirations of a career in colonization, is taking Advanced Survival. His final exam involves being sent to an unfamiliar planet and surviving for somewhere between two and ten days. But something goes wrong and Rod is left for dead, awaking only after the tenth day has passed, which makes him realize that he's been stranded and this is no longer just a test. So Rod bands together with other students to form a community and survive. Beginning with his first published book, Rocket Ship Galileo (1947), Heinlein would spend his early career exploiting what we would now call the "young adult" market in science fiction. Heinlein’s so-called "Juveniles" ran to a dozen novels published before 1959, when Heinlein’s Starship Troopers was a literary crossroads for Heinlein, which saw him infuse his subsequent work with more complex and controversial cultural, political, and philosophical perspectives. However, not all of Heinlein’s "Juveniles" were quite so juvenile, and the line of demarcation between Heinlein’s more and less serious works is not as clear. Interestingly, Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky was published one year after Lord of the Flies and shares a thematic underpinning with Golding's work, but both draws and comes to very different conclusions. As such, it could be said to fall on the less juvenile spectrum of Heinlein’s early works, and presage some of the more serious Heinlein themes to follow. Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was one of the "Big Three" of American science fiction writers, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer with a career spanning half a century, Heinlein published more than 30 novels, along with numerous short stories and collections. When Tunnel in the Sky was published, more than three decades of writing lay ahead of Heinlein, including the bulk of his work, and the accompanying recognition. Heinlein would go on to win the Hugo Award for best novel four times - for Double Star in 1956, Starship Troopers in 1959, Stranger in a Strange Land in 1961, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in 1966. Heinlein was lauded not just for individual stories, but also for weaving a coherent and often thought-provoking speculative future; Heinlein’s "Future History" series was nominated for a Best All-Time Series Hugo Award in a very strong field in 1966, losing (along with fellow nominee The Lord of the Rings) to Asimov’s Foundation series. Fittingly, Heinlein’s name accompanies his imagination into space; an asteroid and a crater on Mars are named after him. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cahiers de la céramique du verre et des arts du feu revue trimestrielle. Nos.1-51 with 9 supplements

      Sèvres, 1955-1972 . orig. wrappers all 51 physical issues (42-43, 46-47 & 48-49 being double issues) and 9 supplements (to issues 9, 12, 13, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42-43, 45. 60 volumes illustrated with appr. 350 colour-plates (many tipped-in) and more than 2500 b/w text illustrations. Indexed in ART bibliographies current titles

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen and Unwin, 1955 Second edition, 7th overall impression. Lovely book and original jacket, book very slightly leaning. Jacket is particularly nice. The rear jacket flap mentions Lord of the Rings available for the first time. An important addition to any Tolkien collection. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

      Small 8vo. London: Trianon Press, 1955. Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full blue morocco, slipcase, a very good copy. De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies (VI-XX) with proof samples of the two-color collotype, a collotype guide, and an original stencil. Limited overall to 526 copies in all, this being number XVI; the superb color facsimile of the Rosenwald-LC copy (Z). One of the scarcest, and the most desirable of all the magnificent Trianon Press Blake facsimiles which have been hailed as the finest examples of color collotype facsimile printing of the 20th century. The colophon notes that as many as thirty stencils were used to create each plate. Bentley, Blake Books, 187.

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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 map. Front tip slightly bumped; an excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to foot of front panel, faint spotting to rear panel, light rubbing to extremities. 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 Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery with The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages (7 vols)

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1955. 6 volumes including the portfolio volume plus Cook and the Russians) Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour cclxxxiv+696 pages with 20 maps (many folding), 25 illustrations including colour frontispiece, appendix, and index. Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 clxx+1028 pages with frontispiece, 19 maps (some folding), 63 illustrations (some folding), appendixes and index. Half-title gives II as number within the set. Volume III, parts 1 and 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 Part One ccxxiv+718 pages with frontispiece, 17 maps (some folding) and 64 illustrations (some folding). Half-title gives III as number within set. Admiralty instructions and the journal of the Third Voyage, with supplementary extracts from journals or logs by James King, Charles Clerke, James Burney, Richard Gilbert, Thomas Edgar. Part 2: viii+723-1647 with frontispiece, 2 maps, 10 illustrations, appendixes and index. Volume IV: The Life of Captain James Cook xi+760 pages with 11 maps, 38 illustrations, bibliography and index. Written by J. C. Beaglehole. First separately published by A. and C. Black (1974) then for the Hakluyt Society. These volumes in royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2") issued in deep blue with blind stamped silhouette of Cook in gilt on front boards and gilt lettering to spines. Text and illustrations clean. Binding good and firm, Dust Jackets Discoloured with wear and all have been strengthened on reverse at eges with white paper. Portfolio Charts & Views Drawn by Cook and his Officers and reproduced from the Original Manuscripts edited by R. A. Skelton. Pages viii with 58 loose maps, charts, plans, profiles, views and other illustrations (some folding) folio (15 3/4" x 10 1/2") in original blue cloth portfolio with gilt pictorial of cook on front. There are blue ribbon ties, wear to edges with some markings to front near spine and a few spots to rear. The folding Dust jacket is creased with some closed tears and has been repaired with with tape. There is a small booklet Cook and The Russians An Addendum to the Hakhuyt Society edition of The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR POSTAGE COSTS. See 050051 for The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages [3 volumes: 1768 - 1771, 1772 - 1775, 1776 - 1780]. First Edition. Very Good ++/Very Good.

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        Journal d'un homme occupé

      First edition, one of 29 numbered copies on vellum of the Marais.Tiny foxing mainly on cuts.Rare and beautiful copy. Les sept couleurs Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

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        MAPAS DE AMERICA EN LOS LIBROS ESPAÑOLES DE LOS SIGLOS XVI AL XVIII (1503-1798) con 241 fascímiles

      Madrid. 1955 - Mapas plegados. Edición de 500 ejemplares numerados, el nuestro el  455- X+377 páginas Bibliografía. Enc: Simil piel nueva con tejuelos y nervios.

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        Modisches Bilderbuch. 166 Tafeln in farbigen Aquarellen

      - - Der Alltag und die Arbeit des Mannequins , Candide", die in den 50er jahren im ertsen Modesalon Wiens, bei Madame Genees in der Schönbrunnerstrasse (Hitzing) arbeitete. Farbenfrohes, entzückendes detailliertes Bildertagebuch einer Mannequin-Karriere mit Tagebuchtexten. ,Candide" ist 25 Jahre. Sie lebt mit ihrer Katze ,Moki" in einer hoch modernen Wohnung mit allen Vorzügen der 50er Jahre. Sie beschreibt den Tag vom Erwachen, Toilette, Garderobe, Freizeit, Markteinkäufen bis zu Anproben und erfolgreichen Modenschauen in vielseitiger Garderobe. Oft sehr freizügige Aquarelle - Gewicht in Gramm: 1270 Ohne Verlag und Ort, 1955. 166 Tafeln in farbigen Aquarellen (16,7 cm x 24 cm) in defekter Leinen-Mappe der Zeit (einige Tafeln etwas randfleckig)

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        Persian Gulf Pilot, Comprising the Persian Gulf and Its Approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-west, to Cape Monze, in the East; and Supplement No-5-1965, Relating to the Persian Gulf Pilot, Tenth Edition 1955, Corrected to 7th December 1965

      Hydrographic Department, Admiralty, London 1955 - prelims, i-l, 312, 55 coastal views over 30 plates, 2 maps, 4 pp. coloured illustrations of the Uniform System of Buoyage, 2 pink "Notices" bound in, notice on publications on the final page. Departmental brown buckram binding (vol. 63), this copy formerly in possession of Admiral Collins, Hydrographer of the Royal Navy, with his name and Admiralty address (autographed?) in pencil on verso of ffep. Very good, some discolouration of plate margins spreading from deckled edges. Also included is Supplement No 5-1965 (Vol. 63), in original stapled paper wrappers with a fold-out map of the Persian Gulf (pp. 116). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Moonraker.

      London Jonathan Cape 1955 - First edition, first impression, 8vo., small mark and blind linear impression to front free endpaper, publishers silver-lettered boards, fine, dust-jacket, spine slightly darkened with small restoration to head, a few minor marks to upper panel, some rubbing to flap folds, and rear panel, not price-clipped and no bookplates, overall a very good-plus copy preserved in a cloth slip-case. A very good copy of the third James Bond title and often regarded as the best1: one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" on p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955. Gilbert A3a (1.2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adam's Rib and other anomalous elements in the Hebrew Creation Myth. A new view by Robert Graves with wood engravings by James Metcalf.

      Roy. London: Trianon Press for Faber and Faber, 1955. Roy. 8vo., (6), 74 pp; with 36 wood-engravings printed in bistre & 36 illustrations in line. Original red cloth, pictorial dust-wrapper & card slip-case. Dust-jacket stained along spine, otherwise a perfect copy with a flawless binding and text. The super de luxe edition, copy Z of 26 copies reserved for the author, illustrator & publishers, signed by author & artist (as well as 250 signed & numbered and 2000 standard copies). This was Patrick Macleod’s copy (he was director of the Trianon Press), inscribed to him by Arnold Fawcus the founder of the Trianon Press: “Françoise and Pat with love from Arnold”. The enormously prolific Graves (over 160 published books of poetry, prose, etc.) is best remembered perhaps for his writings on mythology such as The White Goddess; in Adam’s Rib Graves revises the creation myth in Genesis and demonstrates both versions here with the illustrations by Metcalf recreating the Canaanite icons captured by the Hebrews when they overran Hebron.

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        The Lord of the Rings comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (3 Volume set)

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London - Book 1 The Fellowship of the Ring - First Edition Fourth Impression 1955. Book Condition Very Good/ Dustwrapper - Good. 423 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tears/chips to both ends of spine and corners. One small tear to base of spine has been repaired internally with tape. Minor soiling to both front and rear cover. The Two Towers First Edition Second Impression - 1955. Book Condition Very Good, Dustwrapper - Good +. 352 pages. . Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tear to top edge of spine & corners and chip to base of spine + minor discolouration. Book 3 The Return of the King - FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION 1955 (with number 4 and slipped text on page 49) Book condition Very Good - Dustwrapper - Fair/Repaired. 416 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] has longish tears which have been repaired internally with tape to fore-edge of front board and spine ends, and is chipped to spine ends and with some discolouration to both front and rear covers & small pen mark to rear cover. A very handsome, clean set bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Slightest shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. All the jacket spines have darkened uniformly. A little foxing to page edges but text block is very clean. Bindings square and tight. Fold out maps clean and intact. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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