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        The Europeans: Photographs

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Glassine. 1955, First American edition. hardcover, folio, with boards designed by Joan Miro. Short intro by Cartier-Bresson, with 114 b&w photos, and English captions in the rear. Very Good+ to Near Fine, in the original glassine jacket with paper strips affixed to the flaps. Bumping and minor wear to the spine ends and corners. Tight binding. Contents clean and unmarked. Glassine with shallow loss at the extremities; horizontal snag across most of the rear panel. All now housed in a mylar wrap. A pinnacle of European photography. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Oldsmobile Design

      1955. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Henry Gurr" R. H.Gurr worked for both Ford and Lincoln in Detroit during the early 1950's. He was the author of several books on the subject of auto design: "How to Draw the Car of Tomorrow" - 1952, and "Automobile Design: The Complete Styling Book" - 1955. At about that time he moved to California and got a job as a designer for Disney Land. This handsome back view of an Oldsmobile 88 demonstrates many stylistic features of the period. in fact, it is a quintessential 1950's American car. The Museum of Automobile Art & Design website.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain

      George Allen & Unwin, 1955. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. 1955. 144 pages. Red dust-jacket over red cloth boards with decorative gilt. Presumed first edition. Good bright pages. Light foxing to the endpapers. Many images throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Bright gilt. Unclipped dust-jacket. Large chips missing from edges and corners. Tears to the edges. Spine sunned. Light rubbing to the jacket.

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        Mr. Arkadin (Collection of 5 original photographs from the 1955 film)

      Paris: Filmorsa / Cari Pictures, 1955. Collection of 5 vintage single weight photographs from the UK release of the 1955 film. Three of the photos feature the film's star, Orson Welles, one shows the shifty Mischa Auer, and one of the even shiftier Gregoire Asian. Each photograph stamped "MR ARKADIN" in blue on the verso 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Criterion Collection 322.

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        Instantanes de Paris

      1955 - DOISNEAU, Robert. Instantanés de Paris. (Paris): Arthaud, (1955). Quarto, original yellow cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1800.First edition of Doisneau’s beloved Paris, inscribed on the half title, “A Monsieur Norton Wood, avec les respectueux homages de Robert Doisneau,” with 148 rich photogravures of Parisians and preface by Blaise Cendrars.Robert Doisneau was “one of France’s most popular and prolific reportage photographers, known for his modest, playful and ironic images in amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of Kertesz, Atget and Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau has presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet, incongruous moments” (Encyclopedia of Photography). With 148 black-and-white photogravures of Parisiansâ€" musicians, factory workers, lovers, street artists, dancers, schoolchildren and fishermenâ€" each captured in revealing moments, along with a striking photograph of Picasso and a seven-page photo-essay of crowds lined up before da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (which had been removed and hidden during the war and returned afterwards to the Louvre). Preface by Blaise Cendrars, who also wrote the text for their earlier collaboration, La Banlieue de Paris (1949). Text in French. See Icons of Photography, 106; Parr & Badger, 201; Roth, 132. Book clean and bright, with rub to foot of spine. Mild edge-wear to original dust jacket. A very desirable inscribed copy, in near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Portrait In Profile

      1955-10-01. Oil on canvas. 15" x 20". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Le mouvement: Agam, Burry, Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Jacobsen, Soto, Tinguely, Vasarely.

      Paris, Galerie Denise Rene 1955 - 1 sheet ([8] p.) ; 50 x 33 cm. folded to 25 x 17 cm. Title from front and back cover. Printed on yellow paper. First edition of this Catalogue of an exhibition held at Galerie Denise René (Paris), 6 - 30 April 1955. Text in French. Contents Mouvement - temps, ou le quatre dimensions de la plastique cinétique / Hulten -- Petit memento des arts cinétiques / Hulten -- Cinéma / Roger Bordier -- L'œuvre transformable / Roger Bordier -- Notes pour un manifeste / Vasarely. Very scarce. ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe: ."1955 Ausstellung Le Mouvement in der Galerie Denise René, Paris, mit Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Jacobsen, Jésus-Raphael Soto, Jean Tinguely (Volume Virtuel N°1, eine motorbetriebene Skulptur) und Victor de Vasarely. Jean Tinguely bezieht in seinem Relief métamécanique sonore das Geräusch in die Bildvorgänge ein und konstruiert die erste Zeichnungsmaschine. Victor de Vasarely stellt in Notes pour un manifeste die Grundsätze der Plastique cinétique auf. Soto, seit 1950 mit der Bewegung einfacher geometrischer Formen beschäftigt, entwickelt die ersten optisch-kinetischen Werke. Durch das Montieren von Drahtkompositionen vor gerasterte Hintergründe erzeugt er Vibrationen des Bildes und virtuelle Beziehungen (Soto)." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Internationalismus - Arno Kundlatsch]
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        1955 Pierre Bonnard Musee Nationale D'art Modenre Mourlot Lithograph

      1955 - "Musee Nationale D'art Modenre" by Pierre Bonnard, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 28.5 x 19.75 inches. The conditon of this piece has been graded as D: Heavy signs of wear, Torn, Damaged. SOLD AS IS. Price Reflects Condition. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: French painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard. Printed at Studio Mourlot, famed stoned lithograph printing house. Condition grade of "D" based on several small tears that do not exceed 2cm, and water damage in the bottom right corner taken. No significant damages in the paper's interior.

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        Minxes Admonished

      UK Golden Cockerel Press 1955 - LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION No 365 of 500 numbered copies.Bound in 1/4 morocco and marbled boards by Mansell in a marbled slipcase.A beautiful V FINE edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        United States Re s. Vols. 91 to 351, in 261 books (1875-1955)

      1955 - United States Reports. United States Supreme Court. Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court. opinions and decisions. New York: Banks Law Publishing and Washington: Government Printing Office. Vols. 91 to 351. (1875-1955), 261 books. Original publisher's tan cloth bindings with upper red and lower black spine lettering pieces, ex-library with property stamps on outer edges and inside covers. Many stamped on outside front cover. Eighteen volumes 258 to 275, with chipped spine labels. Twelve volumes 340 to 351 with light to moderate spine creases. All volumes internally clean and bright. Reprint Price USD 14,840. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1955. WIBBERLEY, Leonard. THE MOUSE THAT ROARED. Boston: Little, Brown, [1955]. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation from Wibberley on the front endpaper: "To Armand Feichtmeir, with all good wishes. Sincerely, Leonard Wibberley." Basis for the 1959 film adaptation with Peter Sellers portraying three different characters. Near fine; moderate edgewear (few light creases & minor soil) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-made leather & cloth clam-shell box, with tooled spine and a portrayal of a mouse roaring with gold coming out of his mouth on the front cover. Unusual & unique! $1750.00.

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        Weimar, Stätte klassischer Tradition. Bilder von Günther Beyer und Klaus Beier * L U X U S A U S G A B E in G A N Z L E D E R von O T T O D O R F N E R

      Weimar, Volksverlag Weimar, 1955. Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendig hergestelltem Handeinband der Zeit (echter Ganzfranzband, dunkelblaues Maroquin-Leder / Ganzleder / Leder im Format 24,6 x 32,2 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Linienvergoldung des Einbands in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederhäubchen, lederne Innenfälze und Innenkantenvergoldung. 162 Seiten, mit Frontispiz: Bild des Weimarer Goethe-Schiller-Denkmals von Ernst Rietschel und zahlreichen weiteren eindrucksvollen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (161 ganzseitige s/w Fotos, auf den Seiten 143-159 Erläuterungen dazu) sowie einer Einführung \"Zur Geschichte Weimars\" und als Anhang einem Verzeichnis der Bilder (Das vorklassische Weimar - Das klassische Weimar - Weimar nach Goethes Tode) - - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag (\"Häubchen\") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in makelloser Erhaltung, in handgefertigter Klapp-Kassette, dieser mit Deckeltitel und Molton-gefüttert; bestens erhaltener Prachtband aus der Werkstatt des brühmten Buchkünstlers Prof. Otto Dorfner / Weimar im monumentalen Spätstil, welchen auch seine kostbaren Einbände für die NSDAP, deren Gliederungen und den Führer Adolf Hitler selbst aufweisen Versand D: 5,90 EUR Weimarer Blütezeit, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lukas Cranach, Franz Liszt, Weimarer Mulde, Ilmtalgraben, Blütezeit Weimars, Weimarer Herzogsfamilie von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Weimarer Malerschule Deutsche Demokratische Republik, Sowjetzone, Buchkunst in der DDR / Zone, illustrierte Bücher, Lederband, Lederhandband, Lederausgabe, Meistereinband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert

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        The Two Towers

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien First Edition George Allen & Unwin 1955. Second impression. No inscriptions, fold out map still present and uncreased. Covers fine in original price clipped dust jacket, with slight loss to front panel.

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        First Glossary of Programming Terminology, Report to the Association for Computing Machinery June 1954 w/ Questionnaire

      Assoc. for Computing Machinery, Committee on Nomenclature, named above; 25 pages; plus one sheet reproduced typescript b. Very Good overall, stapled light graygreen wraps, some darkened stains along the outer stapled edge and partially along top front cover. Binding is tight, pages clean and unmarkedIncludes a separate sheet, reproduced typescript, Questionnaire on the ACM First Glossary of Programming Terminology - It will be of great assistance to the Committee on Nomenclature if you will complete this questionnaire and return it to the Chairman, Dr. Grace Murray Hopper, Remington Rand Inc... On the back of this sheet are listed all of the terms defined in the First Glossary. Please indicate on each any feeling you have about it...' (from the Questionnaire). Folded 8.5x17, slight toning to the paper'... our first attempt at a glossary of the terms which are used in discussing the applications of digital computers to science, engineering and industry... this glossary is at best tentative and incomplete.... The committee will continue to collect opinions, arbitrate disagreements, and publish the results - next edition goal, May 1955.... To encourage the reticent and assist the indolent, a questionnaire has been enclosed on which may be recorded an opinion on any or all of the words defined here. Specific suggestions of new terms and revised meanings are especially encouraged...' (from the introduction of the Glossary) Dated June 2, 1954, Grace Murray Hopper, Chairman of the Committee on NomenclatureOCLC notes 6 copies in institutions worldwide

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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955., 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. Trivial wear to both book and wrapper. A stunning example, unquestionably fine, with the richest spine colouring I have ever seen on this title in some twenty years specialising in Fleming first editions. Simply magnificent. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

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        Deutsches Geschlechterbuch. Genealogisches Handbuch bürgerlicher Familien. Quellen- und Sammelwerk mit Stammfolgen Deutscher Bürgerlicher Geschlechter. Herausgegeben durch Reichspräsidialrat Dr. jur. Bernhard Koerner von 1898 - 1952; fortgesetzt von Regierungs-Vizepräsident Dr. jur. Edmund Strutz bis 1964, nach dessen Tode von Marianne Strutz- Ködel. Ab Band 155 übernehmen die jeweiligen Bearbeiter die Redaktionsverantwortung unter der Mitarbeit von Archivar Friedrich Wilhelm Euler. Hier vorliegend: 64 Bände. (Band 120 bis Band 186 ohne die Bände 178, 182 und 183) Systematisch gegliedert: Geschlechterbuch allgemein: 37. - 47. Band; Baden: 3. - 4. Band; Hessen: 14. - 21. Band; Niedersachsen: 6. - 16. Band; Eifel: 2. Band; Westpreußen: 1. - 3. Band; Hamburg: 9. - 12. Band; Ostfriesen: 5. Band; Pommern: 5. - 9. Band; Siegerland: 2. - 4. Band; Posen: 4. Band; Schwaben: 8. - 9. Band; Pfalz: 3. Band; Brandenburg: 2. - 3. Band; Westfalen: 2. - 6. Band; Schlesien: 3. Band; Schleswig-Holstein: 2. - 3. Band; Bergischer Band: 4.

      Glücksburg/Ostsee; Limburg a. d. Lahn: Verlag von C. A. Starke, 1955 - 1981. Jeder Band enthält ca.: LX; 600 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln (Porträts, Wappen) - z.T. aufklappbar. Jeweilige Gebietskarten auf Vorsätzen. 17 x 13 cm, dunkelrote Original-Leinen-Einbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken und Deckeln. Als sogenannte \'Alte Reihe\' erschienen die Bände 1 bis 119 von 1889 bis 1944 im Verlag Starke in Görlitz. Die hier vorliegende \'Neue Reihe\' begann ihr Erscheinen mit Band 120 im Jahre 1955. Die Zählung der Bände, auch die landsmannschaftliche, wurde fortgesetzt.* * * Gelegentlich minimale Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut bis sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare. Auf dem Photo ist nur ungefähr die Hälfte zu sehen. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Geschichte, Genealogie, Geschlechter, Familiengeschichte, Stammbäume, Bürgerliche Familien, FamilienwappenBadenHessen Niedersachsen Eifel Westpreußen HamburgOstfriesen Pommern Siegerland Posen Schwaben PfalzBrandenburg Westfalen Schlesien Schleswig-Holstein

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        Les Aventures de la dialectique [envoi autographe signé à Thierry Maulnier]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1955. Livre. Bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition originale. Grand In-16. Paris, Gallimard, 1955 (19 avril). 17,5 x 11,5 cm, grand in-16, 313 (6) pp., broché. Edition originale sur papier d'édition. Exemplaire du service de presse enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Maurice Merleau-Ponty à Thierry Maulnier (Jacques Talagrand, 1908-1988) : "avec mon cordial souvenir". Petit faux pli en couverture et au faux titre. Intéressante association..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, 1955. First edition. Octavo, 247pp., with an introduction by Nella Braddy Henney (of Doubleday, who had written a biography of Macy in 1933), and 8 pages of b/w illustrations. Endpapers somewhat browned else very good in slightly rubbed black cloth, gilt and blue spine titling, top of spine just starting to fray. This copy is inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller on the front free endpaper, and reads "to Eleanor Gilchrist with sincere regards / Helen Keller / November 16th, 1955"

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Handbuch der Physik. Bände 1 bis 54 in 66 Bänden. Encyclopedia of Physics. Volumes 1- 54 in 66 Volumes),

      Springer, Berlin 1955-1974. - 350 - 700 Seiten je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Texte in Deutsch oder Englisch. Es fehlen 12 Bände. Bände III/1 und III/3 ff., Bände V/2 ff., Band 9, Band 13, Band 27, Band 31, Band 43 (ist nie erschienen) und Band 55 (Gesamtregister). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 66000 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Kleberesten vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und auf Schnitt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, 66 Bände (von insgesamt 78 Bänden), (66 Volumes (from together 78 Volumes).

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        Sekai Toji Zenshu. Catalogue of World's Ceramics. 16 vols.

      [Tokyo], The Zauho Press & The Kawade Shobo, 1955 - 1958. Folio. 16 volumes (complete) all in publisher's original embossed full cloth, all in the original printed casettes. A very fine and clean set richly illustrated with black/white and colour photos.. A complete set, all volumes first edition, of the most extensive work on East-Asian ceramics. 1. Japan: Pre-historic, Proto-historic and Early historic periods, 1958.2. Japan: Ceramics in the Nara to Muromachi periods, 1957.3. Japan: Ceramics in the Momoyama period, 1956.4. Japan Ceramics in the Kyushu district, 1956.5. Japan: Ceranics in the Edo period (part II), 1956.6. The Edo period (part III), 1955.7. The Tea-ceremony implements, 1955.8. From Ancient China to six Dynasties, 1955.9. China: Sui and T´ang Dynasties, 1956.10. Sung and Liao Dynasties, 1955.11. Yüan and Ming Dynasties, 1955.12. China: Ch´ing Dynasty and Annamese and Thai Ceramics , 1956.13. Korea: Pre-Koryo and Koryo periods, 1955.14. Korean Ceramics in the Li Dynasty, 1956.15. Europe & others, 1958.16. Contemporary Ceramics, 1958

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        Le mille e una notte - Opera completa in 4 volumini – Prima traduzione italiana integrale dall arabo

      Edizione Einaudi, Torino 1955 - Hermosa presentacion de cuatro tomos en caja ilustrada. Muy buen estado. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación de los ejemplares. 4600 grs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cretan Runner. His Story of The German Occupation.

      London: John Murray. 1955, 1955. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled in gilt and bearing an author signature in gilt to front board. Minor wear to extremtities, slightly bumped. Very good indeed in a very near fine priceclipped dustwrapper, light wear to extremities and with a single small closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. Clean and sharp. A memoir of the Cretan occupation with contributions by Leigh Fermor and Xan Fielding. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011]

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        Image par Images (Animation flip book inscribed to Hans Richter)

      Paris: Galerie Denise René, 1955. Flip book for "Le Mouvement" (April, 1955), a kinetic art exhibition by Galerie Denise René, inscribed "To Mr. [Hans] Richter / with thanks for your patience & interest / Robert Breer." With a note of provenance on the stationery of filmmaker Standish Lawder. Scarce. "Image par Images" features animation similar to that found in Breer's landmark shorts "Fuji" (1974) and "Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons" (1981). Breer's minimalist style is very much indebted to early animation pioneers like Mary Ellen Bute and Hans Richter, whose "Rythmus" series (1921-1925) share Breer's concerns with cadence and geometry. Breer's reverence for his predecessor is apparent in his inscription. Flip book, side stitched. 5 x 3.5 inches. Text block and rear wrapper Near Fine, Front wrapper Fair, detached with paper loss at the left margin, staples oxidized and bent. Still, a presentable copy of a primitive, hand made production.

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        Aquarelle Aus Dem Tessin: Zwolf Farbige Bildtafeln; Zu einem Aquarell von Herman Hesse, von Lotte-Lore Carsten [2 Booklets - SIGNED]

      Woldemar Klein, Baden-Baden 1955 - Duodecimo + small leaflet. Book: 13.5 x 18.5 cm. 10 pp. + 12 color plates. Leaflet: 10.5 x 15 cm. 6 pp. With one small tipped-in color plate. Book inscribed by Hesse to Wayne Andrews, noted historian, architectural photographer, and author of "Siegfried`s Curse: The German Journey from Nietzsche to Hesse." Andrews wrote the first book published by New Directions, under the psuedonym Montague O'Reilly. Leaflet also signed by Hesse. A nice pair together. Softcover. The book of Hesse's watercolors is about near fine in original pictorial wrappers. Interior clean; corners and spinal extremities lightly worn. The leaflet is fine. A collection of twelve reproductions of Hesse's watercolors with an introduction by him. The leaflet is a presentation of one small reproduction of a watercolor by Hesse, with text following. Text in German, in both leaflet and book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sonnentau. 65. Publikation der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1955. Einhundertvierzehn numerierte Exemplare. (4) Blatt, 68 (7) Seiten, (4) Blatt. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbrauner Original Oasenziegen Halbleder-Einband auf fünf Bünden, mit golgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt der Buchrücken minimal lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, eins von 114 arabisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, hier die Nummer 29. Fünfundsechzigster Oltener Liebhaberdruck. Druck der Offizin Dietschi & Cie, Olten, in einer einmaligen Gesamtauflage von fünfhundertneunzig numerierten Exemplaren in der Bodoni-Antiqua von Hand gesetzt und auf Zerkall-Bütten abgezogen. Sechsundzwanzig Exemplare mit römischen Ziffern I bis XXVI sind als Ganzfranzbände in rotbraunes Oasenziegenleder und hundertvierzehn Exemplare mit arabischen Ziffern 1 bis 114 als Halbfranzbände in rotes Oasenziegenleder gebunden und vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. Die übrigen vierhundertfünfzig Exemplare numeriert 115 bis 564 sind als Pappbände gebunden. Alle Einbände sind Handarbeit der Werkstatt Max Grollimund, Basel. Ernst Jünger (* 29. März 1895 in Heidelberg - + 17. Februar 1998 in Riedlingen) war ein berühmter deutscher Schriftsteller, Offizier und Insektenkundler. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Deutsches Geschlechterbuch. Genealogisches Handbuch bürgerlicher Familien. Quellen- und Sammelwerk mit Stammfolgen Deutscher Bürgerlicher Geschlechter. Herausgegeben durch Reichspräsidialrat Dr. jur. Bernhard Koerner von 1898 - 1952; fortgesetzt von Regierungs-Vizepräsident Dr. jur. Edmund Strutz bis 1964, nach dessen Tode von Marianne Strutz- Ködel. Ab Band 155 übernehmen die jeweiligen Bearbeiter die Redaktionsverantwortung unter der Mitarbeit von Archivar Friedrich Wilhelm Euler. Hier vorliegend: 64 Bände. (Band 120 bis Band 186 ohne die Bände 178, 182 und 183) Systematisch gegliedert: Geschlechterbuch allgemein: 37. - 47. Band; Baden: 3. - 4. Band; Hessen: 14. - 21. Band; Niedersachsen: 6. - 16. Band; Eifel: 2. Band; Westpreußen: 1. - 3

      Glücksburg/Ostsee; Limburg a. d. Lahn: Verlag von C. A. Starke, 1955 - 1981. - Jeder Band enthält ca.: LX; 600 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln (Porträts, Wappen) - z.T. aufklappbar. Jeweilige Gebietskarten auf Vorsätzen. Als sogenannte 'Alte Reihe' erschienen die Bände 1 bis 119 von 1889 bis 1944 im Verlag Starke in Görlitz. Die hier vorliegende 'Neue Reihe' begann ihr Erscheinen mit Band 120 im Jahre 1955. Die Zählung der Bände, auch die landsmannschaftliche, wurde fortgesetzt. * * * Gelegentlich minimale Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut bis sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare. Auf dem Photo ist nur ungefähr die Hälfte zu sehen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 38900 17 x 13 cm, dunkelrote Original-Leinen-Einbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken und Deckeln.

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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      World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York 1955 - SIGNED/LIMITED edition. This copy is authentically SIGNED by MacKinlay Kantor. A beautiful copy that appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        AUNTIE MAME ** True 1st Ed Signed By the Author **

      Vanguard, NY 1955 - ***** This is the true first edition, first printing (with no later printings listed on the copyright page). ***** The dust jacket is the true first printing (with reviews for "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" only). This book is SIGNED by the author (Patrick Dennis) on the page that follows the dedication page. The author has not inscribed this book to anyone; it is just signed by the author. ***** Signed examples of this first edition are extremely are rare. ***** This is a hardcover book with the original dust jacket. There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. The dust jacket is the true first printing jacket (with the $3.50 price, and with no reviews of this title). The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped ($3.50). The lower corner of the inside front flap of the dust jacket is clipped, as usual (all copies of the first printing we've seen have the lower corner of the dust jacket flap clipped). CONDITION: Both the book and dust jacket are in NEAR FINE condition (very minor wear, and rare thus; the notoriously fragile book and jacket are usually found heavily worn). ***** We include new mylar (clear) dust jacket protectors with all books at no charge. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Vick, Modern First Editions]
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        The Carbonel Trilogy : 'Carbonel', 'The Kingdom Of Carbonel', 'Carbonel And Calidor'

      3 Vols. set of the children's classic 'Carbonel' Trilogy.All titles are the UK First Printings in First state wrappers. All wrappers are protected in removable Brodart archival covers.The set comprises:'Carbonel' published by Max Parrish in 1955.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.Mild pushing at the spine ends with a small area of rubbing at the upper spine and upper front edge.Lettering of the title slightly dulled.Mild toning and spotting to the text block as usually encountered with offsetting to the end papers due to the cheap quality of paper used in production.Small production crease to the front text block.Free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD+ condition.Mild edge wear with loss at the spine ends and a little at the lower rear edge. Rubbing at the folds and corners.Spine a little toned and dusty.Vol.2:'The Kingdom Of Calidor' published by Max Parrish in 1959.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with a little pushing to the spine ends and light toning to the text block.Free from inscriptions and erasures. The Wrapper is complete and is in near FINE condition.Very mild edge wear at the spine ends with a little toning to the white colouring on the spine. A small closed tear to the upper front edge. Vol. 3: 'Carbonel And Calder' published by Kestrel Books in 1978.The BOOK is in near FINE condition and appears unread.Light fading to the upper edge and a little spotting to the upper text block.Free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is price-clipped and is in near FINE condition.Minor edge wear at the spine tips with a hint of fading of the colouring to the spine.A few light spots to the white flaps. Wonderful B/W illustrations to all three volumes by V.H.Drummond, D.M.Leonard and Charles Front.A very attractive set of what has become an increasingly difficult set to find in collectible condition especially in their original wrappers. More images available on request.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        La Statuaire Khmere Et Son Evolution, Texte et Planches, 2 volumes.

      Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient 1955 - First Edition. Quarto, pale grey paper covers that are a little browned and foxed, along edges. Rough cut text block edges. Volume 1 has slight crease marks to outer corners of text and some of the pages are uncut. Volume 2 has 114 plates in black and white. Binding firm and contents clean. Text in french. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        A Night to Remember

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1955. Octavo. Original yellow cloth spine lettered in black, dark blue sides, diagrammatic endpapers. With the dust jacket. Numerous monochrome illustrations from photographs. Price-clipped jacket, touch of foxing to top edge. An exceptional copy in the striking dust jacket designed by Ben Feder, Inc. First edition, first printing, of one of the key books about the sinking of the Titanic; Lord interviewed many of the survivors of the disaster and drew upon their books, memoirs and articles. It was hugely popular and adapted for the screen by Eric Ambler (1958).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Beijing Wing Bao Jian Bookstore. / Ch\'i Pai-shih. Neue Zeichnungen, Grafiken/ Gedichte. 88 Doppelblätter in 2 Bde, davon 80 mit je einer farb. Holzschnitt-Illustration und 4 meist beidseitig bedruckte Textblätter.

      Peking 1955.. Zwei blaue Blockbücher mit OTitelaufkleber in Kassette mit Rohseidebezug und zwei Elfenbeinschließen und OTitelaufkleber. 31,5 x 21 cm (Folio). Der bedeutende chinesische Maler der Moderne Qi Baishi übernahm, im Hinblick auf die Wahl seiner Sujets und die Technik, Elemente der traditionellen Gelehrtenmalerei, revolutionierte diese aber durch einen Stil, der sich durch einfache Strukturen und schnelle, gekonnte Pinselstriche auszeichnet. Seine besonders lebensecht wirkenden Darstellungen von Kleintieren, wie Krabben, Krebsen, Insekten und Vögeln zeichnen ihn ebenso aus, wie die schönen Pflanzen oder eine Vielzahl von Früchten. - 1955, im Erscheinungsjahr des Buches wurde Qi Baishi der Internationale Friedenspreis des Weltfriedensrates für das Jahr 1950 verliehen. - Text in Chinesisch. - Hefte innen sehr sauber, Schnitt leicht angeschmutzt. Kassette mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken geblichen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Holzschnitte, Farbholzschnitte, Chinesische Kunst,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      1955 - VIERECK, George Sylvester. MEN INTO BEASTS. NY: Bridgehead Books, Inc., 1955. 8vo., maroon boards in dust jacket. First Hardcover Edition. This title was first published as a Gold Medal paperback in 1952. The true personal account of the author's experiences in several Federal prisons at the outset of World War II. Viereck offers a straight forward and detailed account of what he encountered there. "How else could I have met so many murderers, thugs, forgers, thieves, rapists, pimps, male prostitutes, drug addicts, and dipsomaniacs on terms of complete social inequality?" Frontispiece plus four other full-page, well-executed fantasy type illustrations. Woodcut black & white chapter heads- some erotic themed. Includes 10 pages of "Rhymed Reminiscences" and two pages on "Men Without Women"- a review on sexual aberrations in prison by two noted sexologists. Viereck was a Nazi sympathizer indicted for a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (an anti-propaganda bill) in 1941, and was imprisoned from 1942 to 1947. Viereck was a fairly well-known poet in his day and was a friend of Nikola Tesla. His father, Peter Viereck, was an accomplished, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Very Good (minor wear lower edge covers; contents clean & tight); little soil & several small chips edge of the dust jacket; $3.00 price is present; tear along fold of front flap has several clean internal repairs using clear archival tape). Very rare to find copies in the fragile, original dust jacket!! $750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - "Die Schanze bei Laubegast".

      - Holzschnitt, auf Büttenpapier, um 1955. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 36,0 x 59,0 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 44 x 64,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links bezeichnet: "Handdruck". - Sehr gut erhalten. Tadelloser Zustand. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Our Miss Brooks (Original screenplay, producer David Weisbart's presentation copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Final shooting script for the 1956 film, based on the radio and television series of the same name. Producer David Weisbart's bound presentation copy, including a staff and cast list with contact phone numbers and a page describing the central characters in detail. The film version of "Our Miss Brooks" capped several years of a very successful run with the same character, at first on the radio (1948-1955), then on television (1952-1955), with Eve Arden starring as the title character in nearly all its episodes. Arden's "Miss Brooks" is an English teacher at a midwest high school, an interestingly feminist character stuck in the mid-1950s, who remains steadfastly single but is still charming and with a barbed wit, placing the control of her classroom ahead of all things--though she does secretly pine for the biology teacher Mr. Boynton. Red sheepskin with raised bands, gilt design, titles, and rule. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Lewis and Quillan, dated 7/20/55 (script pages are all individually dated 7/20/55 as well). 104 leaves, mimeograph, Pages and binding Near Fine, with a few small, faint stains to the latter.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        A Papyrus of The Late Middle Kingdom In the Brooklyn Museum [ Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 ] Edited with Translation and Commentary by William C. Hayes

      Brooklyn, The Brookly Musuem, 1955. 165 PP.. XIV Plates and Transcription 4° Olwd mit gold/farbig geprägtem Institutssignet und ebs. Rückentiel. (O.cloth) mint and fresh, very rare. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Thurber's Dogs. A Collection of the Master's Dogs, Written and Drawn, Real and Imaginary, Living and Long Ago

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1955 - Illustrated by James Thurber. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed "Happy Days James Thurber".A wonderful example of Thurber's work. A regular contributor to the New Yorker, Thurber was an American cartoonist, author and playwright. He is perhaps best known for his short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Original cloth-backed boards, original illustrated dust jacket. Fine Illustrated by James Thurber. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise At Christmastime, Eloise In Moscow, Eloise Takes a Bawth.

      Simon and Schuster, 1955-2002, New York - First editions of each of the five Eloise titles. Quarto, 5 volumes. Each are signed by the illustrator, Hilary Knight. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A brilliant set of this timeless classic. "I am Eloise. I am six", So begins the start of the famed first book by Kay Thompson's "Eloise". "At rehearsals of her act with the Williams Brothers, Thompson (who was a professional singer) prized punctuality. Then one day she was late. In a high, childish voice that she had never used before, she made her apology. One of her co-workers said, 'Who are you, little girl?' Thompson replied, 'I am Eloise. I am six.' The others joined in the game, each assuming a juvenile identity, and it became a regular rehearsal pastime" (New York Times). A book soon followed, three more were soon released. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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