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        Sa'udi Arabia

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1955. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece, 3 similar plates, folding sketch map of Saudi Arabia to rear. Small portion of marking to upper inner corner of front board, light spotting to edges, endleaves and map. A very good copy in the slightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression of Philby's history of Saudi Arabia, this copy inscribed on the title page "For Ralph Izzard, with the best wishes of the author, HSJB Philby, 5/10/57". Izzard (1910-1992) was working as foreign correspondent for the Daily Mail when he was recruited to the Naval Intelligence Division by Ian Fleming. After the war he resumed his position at the Mail and remained there for three decades, during which time he is widely believed to have used his foreign postings as cover for further intelligence work. Posted to Beirut after a short stay in Egypt, he entered the circle of his old Cambridge friend Kim Philby, who was there working for MI6 under journalistic cover, while also passing information to the USSR. Kim arrived in Beirut in August 1956 after his exoneration by Macmillan, joining his father, Harry, who had been living in exile in the Lebanese village of Ajaltun since 1953 owing to his repeated criticism of of King Sa'ud, the successor to his great friend and idol, King 'Abd al-'Aziz. Harry died in Beirut in 1960 and Kim fled to Moscow three years later. A hugely evocative association copy, inscribed by Britain's chief antagonist in post-war Arabia to a famous spy, trained by Fleming himself, whose relation to her most infamous traitor remains unclear at best.

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        The Myth of Sisyphus and other Essays

      Alfred Knopf, NY, 1955. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. The Myth of Sisphus includes: "Summer in Algiers," "Return to Tipasa," and "The Artist and His Time,"among others. The Sections of the book are: "An Absurd Reasoning," "The Absurd Man," "Absurd Creation," and "The Myth of Sysphus." The Appendix: "Hope and the Absurd in the Work of Franz Kafka." The book and dust jacket are in Fine condition with a protective mylar cover. STATED 1ST US EDITION.

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        The works and correspondance of David Ricardo. Edited by Piero Sraffa with the collaboration of M.H. Dobb. Complete in 10 volumes.

      Cambridge, UP, 1955-1962. Cloth + dustjackets. Bibliography. Portraits. Illustrations. *dustjackets slightly discoloured and damaged, otherwise fine condition*.Volume 1: On the principles of political economy and taxation, Volume 2: Notes on Malthus's principles of political economy, Volume 3: Pamphlets and papers 1809-1811, Volume 4: Pamphlets and papers 1815-1823, Volume 5: Speeches and evidence, Volume 6: Letters 1810-1815, Volume 7: Letters 1816-1818, Volume 8: Letters 1819-1821, Volume 9: Letters July 1821-1823, Volume 10: Biographical miscellany including the Journal of a tour on the continent. Published for The Royal Ecomic SocietyDavid Ricardo (18 April 1772 ? 11 September 1823) was a British political economist. He was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and James Mill.

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        An die Deutschen.,

      Leipzig, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, 1955 - 18 nn Seiten, 1 Original-Radierung, Fadenheftung, Druck auf handgeschöpftem Bütten der VEB Papierfabrik Spechthausen, Torgau in der 16 Punkt Fleischmann-Antiqua. Gesamtgestaltung: Oskar Zech. Initialen: Paul Zimmermann. Die ganzseitige, eingebundene Original-Radierung fertigte Gerhard Eichhorn. Auflage: 150 Exemplare. Lose eingelegt ist ein vierseitiger Neujahrsgruß und Veröffentlichungsvorschau des Institut für Buchgestaltung. Der Umschlag an den Kapitalen mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Gutes Exemplar dieses sehr seltenen Drucks. Very rare. Good copy. Limited for about 150 copies. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 30x22 cm, OBroschur m. original befestigtem Umschlag, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        The First Four Minutes (SIGNED First Edition and SIGNED Limited 50th anniversary Edition with extras)

      First Title:'The First Four Minutes' - First UK printing published by Putnam in 1955.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD + condition.The book is tight and has light foxing to the prelims and rear endpapers which has lightly encroached on to some of the page edges in places.There is some dustiness and browning of the text block.The boards are lightly faded at the edges but more pronounced at the lower spine area.The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD - condition.It is not price-clipped but it does suffer from edge-wear, creasing, rubbing and loss in places - see images.The wrapper however remains striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED, DATED and SIGNED by Roger Bannister to the front blank end paper.Accompanying this title is a typed letter addressed to the recipients of the above book inscription and SIGNED by Norris McWhirter (The famous Sports Presenter who on 6 May 1954, kept the time when Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile).The Second title:'The First Four Minutes' - First UK printing thus published by Sutton Publishing in 2004.This was issued as a limited 50th anniversary edition.The BOOK and WRAPPER are both in FINE condition.The hardback book is tight,clean and unread.The wrapper is completed and is protected within a removable Brodart archival protector. Limited edition official bookplate to the first blank end paper which has been SIGNED and Numbered by Sir Roger Bannister.Limited to an edition of 239 (the number of seconds it took Roger Bannister to run the first mile under four minutes).This is number 104.An iconic title and scarce to find in its own right as this limited signed edition.A wonderful set of two SIGNED editions marking the first sub four minute mile and enhanced by the associated SIGNED letter.Collectible.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Chinesische Farbholzschnitte. Seidenmappe mit 2 Bänden. Chinese water color woodblock prints. Silk Folding case with 2 volumes. With 80 water color woodblock prints.

      [Peking/ Bejing, [Peking/ Bejing, Rong Bao Zhai], . 1955 - Mappe mit Seidenbrokat-Einband und Elfenbeinschliessen, Bildhefte in nachtblauen Papiereinbänden mit Blattgoldsprenkelung, Maße der Hefte: 31,5 x 21,5 cm, Fadenheftung, montierte Deckelschildchen, als Blockbuch gebunden, je 40 Illustrationen sowie 4 meist beidseitig bedruckte Textseiten; -Rücken der Mappe leicht geblichen, sonst tadellose, sehr gute Exemplare/ silk brocade folding case with 2 ivory clasps, volumes in deep blue soft board with gilt, 12,4 x 8,5 inch, side-stitched wraps, 7 text pages in Chinese, 80 water color woodblock prints on French-fold leaves; -spine slightely sunned, otherwise very good, fine copy. Die Mappe zeigt eine Auswahl unterschiedlicher chinesischer Künster in original kolorierten Holzschnitten. Motive sind vor allem Blumen, Tiere, aber auch Menschen bei Ihrer Arbeit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Atlas, Einzelunternehmen]
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        TRYPTOPHAN BIOSYNTHESIS IN Salmonella Typhimurium

      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 11, pp. 862-863. November 1955.. PAMPHLET. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 11, pp. 862-863. November 1955. First separate edition. Offprint. Tip of paper small chip, nick to top edge, else very good. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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      London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Cape Town, New York, Toronto: Rich and Cowan,. [1955]. boards.. A fine copy in fine first state (no listing of WORLD OF CHANCE on. rear panel), first issue ("10s. 6d. / net" at base of front flap not. overprinted with new price) dust jacket. The Donald A. Wollheim copy. with his name rubber-stamped on the rear free endpaper. A sharp copy. of a book rarely found in superb condition. (#147665). First edition. First binding of blue boards with spine panel stamped in silver. The author's second book, first collection of short fiction, and first hardcover book. "Phil's first hardcover, a selection of early stories [written 1952-1954] published by Rich & Cowan in London. At the time Phil considered his fantasy stories to be his best, but R & C held that fantasies were for children. Only two made it: 'The Cookie Lady,' a variation on the Hansel and Gretel theme, and the haunting 'Upon the Dull Earth,' Phil's take on the Orpheus legend, with lover seeking to rescue his Eurydice from life-thirsting angels." - Sutin, Divine Invasions, p. 292.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A View from the Bridge.

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1955. Two one-act plays. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed red boards patterned in white, titles to spine in white, top edge red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright, price-clipped dust jacket negligibly rubbed along front joint. First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'?il. 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 ?uvres au Pavillon espagnol en 1984. 3500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound for Asprey in burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Boards ever so slightly bowed, an excellent copy. First edition of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London.

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        THREE VERSIONS FROM THE GERMAN - Rare Near-Fine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed And Inscribed by Stephen Spender And Natasha Spender - ONLY COPY ONLINE

      London, England: Self-Published, 1955 - 1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1955. The author's first Limited Edition publication. Self-published, it is one of Stephen Spender's rarest titles. Limited Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Privately printed by the great poet and his wife as a holiday present for their friends. A beautifully produced book: Pocket-size volume format. Gilt softcovers with black titles pasted on, as issued. Text by Stephen Spender. Without DJ, as issued. Each copy was numbered and inscribed by the author and signed by him and his wife, Natasha Spender. Presents three translations of well-known poems by the great German poets Stefan George and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who were major influences on Stephen Spender's own poetry. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Spender collectors. This copy is Number 66, and is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed on the Limitation Page by the author: "To Alan and Jennifer, With Christmas and New Year Love from Stephen and Natasha". The inscription was written and signed by the author in black ink-pen. Natasha Spender signed her own name in blue pen. As far as we know, this is one of very few copies that have survived of this gem and is the only copy available online. Spender scholars believe only a handful of this book remain. The book is beautiful but also quite delicate and easily misplaced. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest British poets of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN SPENDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints.

      The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, Tokyo, Tokio 1955 - Großfoliomappe in blauem Leinen mit Schließband. Inliegend das in rot-schwarz gedruckte Titelblatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, sowie einem Doppelblatt in englischer und japanischer Sprache über den Künstler *History of Ukiyo-E*. Mit 24 meist farbige Wiedergaben von Farbholzschnitten ( so vollständig ), meist unter einem schlichten Passepartout. 3 der Holzschnitte sind ausfaltbar. Zu jedem Holzschnitt liegt ein Erläuterungs-Doppelblatt in englischer und japanischer Sprache bei. ( = 48 Textseiten ). Die Mappe in Oln, Großfolio ( 52,5 x 40 cm ). Die Mappe etwas angestaubt und fleckig, am Oberrand und Seitenrand beschädigt. Die inliegenden Holzschnitte in der Darstellung von guter Erhaltung, die weißen Kartonblätter zur rechten oberen Ecke hin meist angeknickt. ( Gewicht 2300 Gramm ) A large tied navy blue cloth portfolio of 24 facsimile woodcuts ( so complete ), recut and reprinted by hand at the Adachi Institute. Printed paper title label. Contains 24 stunning reproductions by the Adachi Institute that were re-cut from original woodcuts. 22 plates in color, 2 in b/w, 3 of the plates are large fold-outs. Each woodcut with it`s own description about 2 pages in english and japanese. The original cloth a little bit stained and at the side dn to the upper right corner damaged. The woodcuts in a good condition - the upper right corner of the white papers snapped off, the title a little bit stained. The map measures 52,5 x 40 cm. ( Weight 2300 Gram ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // Further pics on request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Handlist of the Arabic Manuscripts. The Chester Beatty Library. Eight volumes complete.:

      Dublin 1955 - A catalogue of the extensive collection of Arabic manuscripts formed by Alfred Chester Beatty. The Indexes, published in 1966, were compiled by Ursula Lyons. A very good set in original cloth. The cloth of volume four is a little marked. First edition Eight volumes, in total 1123 pages, 200 plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Portraits by Henri Matisse

      Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, one of only 500 copies, of the English-language issue of Matisse's Portraits. (There were 2350 copies printed of the much more common French-language issue.) Lavishly illustrated with original lithograph (as frontispiece), 60 black and white portraits, and 33 mounted color plates. With introduction by Matisse. Monte-Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1955. Quarto, original wrappers designed by Matisse; original glassine; original slipcase and chemise. Mild wear to slipcase and chemise. Book in nearly mint condition. A beautiful, fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      A lovely 1st edition of the 6th book from C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Published by Bodley Head, London: 1955. 8vo. This hardcover with its original boards is in Near Fine condition, with only slight fading to the spine and a gift inscription 'Y. B. Mines Whitsuntide 1955'. The dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition with very minor wear at the top of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW with Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      London: The Bodley Head, 1955. Pp. 183, illustrated throughout with the black & white drawings of Pauline Baynes, plain endpapers, green cloth binding with silver spine title, in a lightly soiled, price-clipped dust jacket with nicks to the spine ends and tips, small ink-stamped name to front panel of jacket, else a very clean, near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Peregrinationum, ac de rebus machometicis epistolae elegantissimae.Louvain, Hieronymus Welleus (colophon: printed by Reinerus Velpius), 1561. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on the title-page and last leaf, woodcut initials, with many quotations in Arabic in woodcut, and incidental use of Greek. Modern overlapping sheepskin parchment, mottled edges.

      USTC 407567; for the author: Dannenfeldt, ''The Renaissance Humanists and the Knowledge of Arabic'', in: Studies in the Renaissance vol. 2 (1955), pp. 113-115. Rare edition of a collection of letters on Islam and Arabic by the Louvain scholar Nicolaus Clenardus (or Cleynaert, 1495-1542), "an outstanding humanist noted for his Arabic studies" (Dannenfeldt). Clenardus learned Arabic in Evora (Portugal), using a text by Ibn Sina and an Arabic version of Galen's commentaries on Hippocrates. In 1533 he joined Prince Henry of Portugal, archbishop of Braga, and established a humanist college in Braga, which he directed until 1538. With Henry's support, he travelled to Fez (Morocco) to obtain manuscripts and to deepen his knowledge of Arabic and Islam. He returned to Granada in 1541, where he died the next year; he was buried in the Alhambra. Today, his fame rests on the present learned and sparkling letters, containing his observations on the Quran, Arabic grammar and Islamic culture, with numerous quotations in Arabic.With contemporary owner's inscription on the back of the title-page, foliation added in manuscript, slightly browned and cut short. Otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      A New Directions Book, New York 1955 - A Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ to Near Fine dust jaket. The book presents very well, but isn't quite sharp. The dust jacket is just a tifle faded on the spine and with slight wear at the extremities. Publisher clipped on all four corners, but retaining the originl price on the lower front flap. Famously filmed in 1958 by Richard Brooks starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Original-Farblithographie von Thomas Mann, hinter Glas gerahmt,

      1955.. 26x33 (Motiv), 46x55 (Rahmen), weiß-goldener Holzrahmen. geschmackvoll hinter Glas gerahmte SIGNIERTE UND NUMMERIERTES EXEMPLAR Nr 143 (von nur 200 Exemplaren, das Papier altersgemäß gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava. The card is fine, laid into a very good copy of the wrappered issue of the book, which has a spine lean and rubbing to the joints. Together with the recipient's copy (with her bookplate, also dated 1982) of Roy DeCarava: Photographs, the exhibition catalog from a 1975 show at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Laid into this are a press release and a promotional card for a 1982 show at the Witkin Gallery in New York. DeCarava was an African-American photographer from Harlem whose work was immortalized in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Coward-Mccann, Inc. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. True first edition of this classic mystery with the jacket price of $3.00 on the front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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      Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1955. TWO VOLUMES, BOTH INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED. "To---------, Harry Truman, 4-12-68". This is the special Kansas City Edition with map endpapers and red "Kansas City Edition" on dust jacket spine. Volume 1, "Year of Decisions" was published in 1955,in a limited number of 20,615 copies. The dust jacket is just slightly darkened on spine, 1" closed tear without paper loss at bottom of front panel. Volume 2, "Years of Trial and Hope" was published in 1956, 11,500 copies. Dust jacket slightly darkened, same as Volume 1, light chipping at base of spine. Both copies retain prices on front blurb. Crisp and clean throughout. The author seldom signed both volumes. Thus, a rather scarce combination of the desirable KC edition and signatures in both volumes. A fine personal account from the 33rd President of the United States. 596-594pp.. Signed by Author. Special Kansas City Edition. Black Cloth. Almost No Wear/Lightly Chipped. Octavo.

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      Harper Brothers. New York. 1955 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (5.9 x 4.9 inches). Illustrated with purple detailing on each page by the author. Original black cloth-backed printed pictorial boards with the spine lettered in white. In the original colour printed dust jacket with the price of $1.50 still intact at the top of the inner front flap but the bottom of the flap clipped. A very good copy of the book in good dustwrapper with loss to the bottom of the spine, affecting the last three letters of the publishers name. Some creasing and rubbing to the edges but overall a copy in collectable condition. The first book in the series, this is the charming story of what a good imagination and one crayon can bring. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955 - 1st American edition (stated) Very good/very good (not price-clipped; the dj has some minor chipping at the top of the spine and the top of the front panel; the book was bumped near the bottom of the front board, causing an indentation to the board and not very noticeable damage to the dj; no writing inside; overall, a solid attractive copy of this classic) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night To Remember

      Henry Holt, New York, NY 1955 - (full book description) Henry Holt, New York, NY, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 209pgs(INDEX). 26 Photos,EndpaperFloor Plan. SCARCE Frist Printing SIGNED COPY. Stated "First Edition". SIGNED by Author on front endpaper. DJ very slightly nicked head & foot of spine, bottom front edge, 1/4" x 1/2" glue marks (2) inside front cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Book has a slight odor to it. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Privately printed, Iroquois Falls, Ontario 1955 - SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE. Privately printed [distributed by Contact Press], Iroquois Falls, Ontario, 1955 Turnbull, Gael & Beaupre, Jean . A complete set of the four mimeographed publications translated by Turnbull & Jean Beaupre in the summer of 1955, at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution. These four titles were reportedly limited to only 25 copies each stapled into silk screened various coloured wrappers. Wrappers are exceedingly fragile and are chipped ( see images ) and cracked with some paper loss as is often the case with these, contents good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava. The card is fine, laid into a very good copy of the wrappered issue of the book, which has a spine lean and rubbing to the joints. Together with the recipient's copy (with her bookplate, also dated 1982) of Roy DeCarava: Photographs, the exhibition catalog from a 1975 show at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Laid into this are a press release and a promotional card for a 1982 show at the Witkin Gallery in New York. DeCarava was an African-American photographer from Harlem whose work was immortalized in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York:: Coward-McCann. (1955).. First edition. Her recurring character Tom Ripley, an amoral, sexually ambiguous con artist and occasional murderer is introduced in this first novel about him. It was filmed by René Clément as Plein Soleil (1960, aka Purple Noon and Blazing Sun) with Alain Delon, whom Highsmith praised as the ideal Ripley. The novel was adapted under its original title in the 1999 film directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett. Michael Dirda observed, "Europeans honored her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Dostoevsky, Conrad, Kafka, Gide, and Camus." Bookplate (under front flap) of Adrian Goldstone who was an avid book collector all of his life, he is particularly well know for his bibliographies of Arthur Machen and John Steinbeck. The book has a couple of minor abrasions on front end paper, otherwise fine with the barest cover wear, in a near fine, bright dust jacket with slightly faded spine and edges of back cover and other minor cover wear.. .

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed and bumped, rear board gently bowed. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with lightly sunned spine panel and a few minor nicks. First edition, first printing of the first Ripley book.

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        5 LAS à sa femme Zette.

      Pékin, 22 septembre - 30 octobre 1955. - 6 pages in-8 sur papier de riz "à lettre", toutes les env. sont cons. Très intéressante correspondance de Leiris avec sa femme lors de son voyage dans le cadre des amitiés franco-chinoises en 1955, contrepoint au Journal de Chine, qui sera publié en 1994. I: "Ce papier à lettre - trouvé sur la table de la chambre que je partage avec Lurçat - te donnera une idée de la gentillesse de nos hôtes! A Moscou, nous avons vu Le Lac des Cygnes au Bolchoï, par une danseuse telle que je n'en ai jamais vue, devant Boulganine et Krouchtchev recevant le ménage Grotewohl. En Sibérie, l'avion s'arrêtait à des guest-houses genre isba, auberges de campagne qui faisaient penser au troisième tableau de Boris Godounov. [.] Dorénavant, il faudra que nous nous arrangions pour prendre nos habitudes dans l'Est : c'est sans commune mesure avec le reste [.]" (22 sept.). - II: "[.] Hier, dîner d'une trentaine de plats, à nous offert dans un restaurant réputé de Pékin par le vice-ministre aux Relations Culturelles! Le plus étonnant en Chine c'est, décidément, qu'on y est absolument pas dépaysé, en dépit de tout l'exotisme du décor. Cela tient au fait qu'avec les gens les rapports sont parfaitement normaux et non pas ce qu'ils sont dans les pays africains ou antillais. Cet après-midi nous allons visiter la Cité Interdite, qui est la plus belle partie de la ville, - le reste valant surtout pour le pittoresque [.]" (26 sept.). - III: "Me voilà depuis ce matin en Mandchourie et cela change beaucoup, car il fait assez froid! [.] A la différence de Pékin, cette région-ci fait un peu bout de monde et c'est assez étonnant de voir là-dedans des constructions industrielles. Sartre et le Castor, avec qui j'ai déjeuné ces jours derniers, partent demain pour Shanghaï : pour des raisons d'organisation et d'hébergement, on s'arrange toujours pour que les divers invités ne soient pas tous ensemble au même endroit de sorte que ce n'est pas très commode de se voir si l'on ne fait pas partie d'une même délégation [.]" (5 octobre). - IV: "[.] Ce matin , avec deux de mes collègues, nous sommes allés au local de travail de la Troupe n°3 de l'Opéra de Pékin et l'accueil a été bouleversant : acclamations par toute la troupe, plus les machinistes, etc. [.] formant une double haie d'honneur sur notre passage, démonstrations d'entraînement devant nous, splendide spectacle sur scène, remise de cadeaux et de bouquets de fleurs, etc. On nous a même fait revêtir des costumes d'acteurs chinois et affublés de grandes barbes pour nous photographier! Tout ce qu'on voit ici est suffoquant et la difficulté sera, au retour, de le faire saisir à ceux qui, ne l'ayant pas vu, nous regarderons comme des fous[.]" (21 octobre). - V: "[.] A mesure que la fête de demain approche, c'est de plus en plus magnifique : une foule énorme a dû passer dehors une bonne partie au moins de cette dernière nuit, à regarder les groupes de jeunesse s'entraîner à la danse. Nous avons eu hier soir un banquet d'environ 2.000 couverts présidé par Chou En-lai, avec toasts portés à de nombreuses reprises tandis que l'orchestre jouait alternativement des airs chinois et des airs européens (dont une valse viennoise et l'Ouverture de Carmen). J'ai pu déjeuner avec Sartre et le Castor et il est probable que nous serons en même temps à Shanghaï. Mais les programmes sont très minutés et le fait que, pour des raisons d'ailleurs strictement linguistiques, on est sous la dépendance des interprètes empêche quelque peu de se voir [.]". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris: Editions de l'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, 1955. Fine. Editions de l'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Paris 1955, 15x14cm, relié. - For each of the original volumes for which he was not derived great paper edition. Illustrated books of drawings by the author. Complete copies of the illustrated covers that have small tears marginal, the second plate of the cover of the second volume is assigned a pale wetness. Bookplate and pellet storage library glued to the pages of half-title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à motif de semi de petits soleil, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, reliure moderne signée Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Le Corbusier à Jean Ballut sur la page de faux-titre qui comporte quelques restaurations. Premier plat de couverture illustrée en couleurs et nombreux shémas, plans et photographies en noir dans le texte. Habiles restaurations aux plats de couverture dont un manque angulaire comblé. Rare exemplaire établi dans une reliure très décorative.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Three Versions From the German

      Privately Printed. OTHER:WRAPPERS. Number 15 of 100 copies privately printed as a Christmas greeting for friends of Stephen Spender. Signed by Stephen Spender. Inscribed and signed by Stephen Spender to Roger Shattuck. Near fine copy. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Fine. 1955.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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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 Buchungelesen 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.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        High adventure / With maps by A Spark and sketches by George Djurkouic

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. 1st Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Everest, Mount (China and Nepal). Mount Everest Expedition, 1951-1953. SummaryEverest: forbidding, exhilarating, unconquerable. All courageous attempts by man to reach its summit by heading up the northern side from Tibet had failed. The southern approach through Nepal had never before been climbed, due to its impossibly steep ice-covered slopes and the country's policies. But in 1951 Edmund Hillary joined an expedition to find a new route up Everest from the south, which led to a new chapter in mountaineering history. The climbers' determination, endurance and battle against the elements culminated with their famous climb in 1953 as they finally reached the summit of this formidable mountain. This is Hillary's own account of the treacherous and breathtaking journeys.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward-McCann 1955 - Coward-McCann, New York 1955. First edition book in fine condition with very bright, near fine dustjacket. Light wear around perimeter and back of jacket, with a few closed tears toward the top. The book, the first in the Ripley series by Patricia Highsmith, was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Best Novel award in 1957. A beautiful copy of this classic mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Archives]
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        Bibliografía Vallisoletana. Dos mil quinientas referencias de Impresos y Manuscritos relacionados con Valladolid y su Provincia

      Valladolid, Librería Anticuaria «Relieve», 1955. 4to.mayor; 316 pp., 1 h. Impresión a dos columnas, sobre papel superior. Edición limitada de 300 ejemplares numerados. Cubiertas originales.

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        Trout Flies: Naturals and Imitations

      Harrisburg, Pa: The Stackpole Company, 1955. First edition, deluxe issue, number 88 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are hand-colored by the author. 152 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Padded brown calf. About fine. First edition, deluxe issue, number 88 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are hand-colored by the author. 152 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Joseph Bates's Copy. JOE BATES'S COPY, with an inscription to him from Fred Nagler 10/10/76 and an earlier one from Ferris Mack to Nagler dated 5/18/56. Bruns W76

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Flower Show - Little Brown Mouse Book #10 (Ten)

      U.K.: Heinemann. Hardcover. 65 pages. Signed, inscribed and dated 1955 by Alison Uttley atop half-title page. Minor soiling to contents. Partial lean to spine. Moderate external wear and soiling to unmarked book. Average wear to mylar protected dust jacket with chips near foot of spine. A wonderful treasure for fans of this beloved British children's author. . Good. 1955. First Edition.

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        Original Pastel - Tibetan Man with Jade

      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 robust man in this painting displays exquisite hand-crafted jade jewellery. 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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        Take Ten

      Tokyo: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Silverstein, Shel. First edition. Near Fine, in Good dust jacket. Light edge wear. Foxing and previous owner name written to front paste down, number written to rear free end paper. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with chipping at spine ends and splits along spine fold repaired from the verso with mending tissue. Silverstein's first book, mostly comprised of illustrations previously published in military magazines while Silverstein was in the army in Korea.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First edition, first issue with Francs: 900 printed on the back of both volumes. Remains of small bookseller's label on verso of volume I and stamped on the verso of volume II "New Price FRS 1200 by the printed price. Sm. 8vo., original wrappers, bit chipped and rubbed at extremities but generally a good copy.

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        Drei alte Männer. Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag (1955). 8to. Mit 1 signierten Portrait. 44 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentbd.

      . . Eines von 150 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einem von Gottfried Benn signierten Portrait. Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwöfjähriger Unterbrechung wieder in Deutschland erschien. Makellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        An Original Formal Photograph of the Seventh Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting in London, 31 January - 8 February 1955.

      1955. 1955 - A large black and white photograph (36.5 cm x 28.5 cm) of the 9 Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth countries, 5 sitting at the front, 4 standing behind, Churchill seating at the front and in the middle. SIGNED by all on the first mount underneath the photograph, each below their respective place. Beautifully and professionally mounted and framed. Total of the framed picture: 63 cm x 59 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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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. Both book and wrapper are very lightly used; the book is near fine with a little edgewear; jacket near fine but for the inevitable sunning to the spine panel and a couple of neat mends to spine tips. A bright, superior copy housed in an elegant leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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