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        The Recognitions

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1955). First. First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with a single tiny tear on the rear panel and very lightly age-toned on the front panel. A considerably nicer than usual copy of the author's uncommon first book usually found well-worn. Poorly received upon publication, Gaddis spent two decades writing copy for large corporations before publishing his next novel. By the end of his life he had published only three additional novels but two of them won National Book Awards, and he was seen as a major American author whose experimental work bridged the writings of James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1955., 1955. Early impression First Editions, with final volume First Impression. In 3 volumes. Octavo. pp. 423; 352; 416. All with original dust jackets, and maps to rear free end papers. Vol. 3 including appendices. In publisher's red cloth, with gilt titles to spines of vols. 2 and 3, and silver titles to vol. 1. Vols. 1 and 3 top edge red. Vol. 1 fourth impression, vol. 2 second impression. Vol. 1 jacket and book in fine condition; vols. 2 and 3 very good, with some small chips to jacket corners and spines, and some wear to cloth. Vol. 3 bottom corner of upper board heavily bumped. All in original cream card presentation box. Overall an attractive set in very good to fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Handful of Darkness

      London: Rich and Cowan,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, spine ends a little faded, small bump to head of front board. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine, minor loss to spine ends, some shallow chips to extremities and two short closed tears to head of front panel. First edition, first impression, of the author's first short story collection.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The People of Moscow

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1955 - Hardcover. Beige cloth. Lean to spine. Cloth discolored, corners bumped. Dust jacket faded, creased and soiled with chips and tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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      Chapman & Hall. 1955 - The 3 volumes of The Sword of Honour Trilogy comprising Offciers and Gentlemen (1955), Unconditional Surrender (1961) and Men at Arms (1962) - all first English Editions in dws , two of which are lightly soiled but with all print & decoration intact. All three were signed by the author for the same recipient, one with a presentation inscription and the last additionally signed "In witness, Anthony Powell." Futher details if required [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: I.D. Edrich]
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        Tigers of the Snow: The Autobiography of Tensing of Everest

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An important copy of the 1955 1st edition: SIGNED FIRMLY BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY on the title page. Clean, well-preserved and very presentable to boot. Solid and VG in its dark-blue cloth. And in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with a bit of wear at the spine ends and tips and several very small closed tears along the panel edges. Octavo, 294 pgs., crisp black-and-white photos thruout. "One of the great adventure books of our time--a magnificent story of the world's last frontier" (from the dustjacket).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber. Is the "New Thinking" Still New? [Original typescript - Signed]

      no place. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed by Martin Buber's biographer and translator Maurice S. Friedman.. no place, no year (c.1955). 21,5 x 28 cm. 22 pages. Softcover / Original, stapled typescript. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed by Martin Buber's biographer and translator Maurice S. Friedman.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954. Arranged and with an Introduction by S. John Woods

      London: Faber & Faber, (1955).. First edition. 4to. 160 pp. Publisher's orange buckram, gilt lettered green panel to the spine and green decoration to the upper board, top edge blue, dust jacket, not price clipped. Photographic portrait of the artist and 242 illustrations, including an aquatint and 4 lithographs specifically prepared for the book by Piper plus 24 colour reproductions, plus an additional 2 colour illustrations after Piper mounted to the verso of the front free endpaper. Small chip to the head of the jacket spine, some light wear to the edges, a very good copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Armorial Del Monestir De Pedralbes. Ejemplar Manuscrito.

      Barcelona 1955 - Preciosa portada decorada - 5 hojas de texto manuscrito a tres tintas , con muy bella letra capital y decoradas letras mayúsculas. Y 38 láminas dibujadas y pintadas a mano a varias tintas, con 38 grandes y bellísimos escudos. Ejemplar cosido y con cubierta también manuscrita y decorada. Size: 34 x 27 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Persian Gulf Pilot

      London: published by the Hydrographic Department, Admiralty,, 1955. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its Approaches from Ras al Hadd, in the South-west, to Cape Monze, in the East. Octavo (240 × 150 mm). Original blue cloth, titles in yellow to spine and front board. 2 full-page maps, 4 pages of coloured buoyage systems, several diagrams and tables to the text, 30 plates of coastal profiles. Ownership monogram and sticker to notations of supplements page; notices from the publisher tipped in before title page and p. 1. Spine slightly sunned, front board a touch bowed, a little rubbed overall. A very good copy. First published 1870, this tenth edition following the ninth of 1942. All editions of these highly detailed navigational handbooks to the Gulf tend to be uncommon. Beyond the specifically maritime aspects, they provided background on local conditions, climate, items of trade and so forth; this edition in particular stands as a valuable record of areas that were soon to develop beyond recognition following the discovery of oil: "The coast between Dibai [sic] and Abu Dhabi … is, except for a small village, at which there are some date trees … quite barren, uninhabited, and … there is no tree larger than a mangrove bush. Landing unarmed on the mainland between Dibai and Abu Dhabi is not recommended, for it is often visited by Bedouin from the interior" (p. 161). Abu Dhabi itself "consists for the most part of huts and extends along the coast for nearly 2 miles. In the two there is a small fort … with five towers close together, on one of which is the flagstaff. A small tower stands on the beach, where there are several prominent stone buildings, one of which is erected on the low sandy point which projects slightly in a north-westerly direction from the town" (p. 163). Similar descriptions illuminate the pre-oil histories of Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, along with Muscat, by contrast long-familiar to European travellers to India and the Far East.

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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 rolled, tips and spine ends rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with lightly sunned spine and a few nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Urantia Book [with Ruth Burton's Typed notes]

      Chicago: The Urantia Foundation, 1955. 2097 pages. While no one knows who were the contributing authors who related what was communicated to them and according to the foundation were transcribed in this 1955 publication. Laid in are: (1) a small printed card dated October 1955 from the Urantia Foundation giving in broad outline the nature and organization of the book; [2] a typed three page guide entitled: "A Brief Summary of the Urantia Book"; and [3] Suggestions for Presenting the Urantia Book [not identified as being from her but clearly typed on the same typewriter]. Inscribed "to Gene and Ef, with great expectation, Christmas, 1957, Bill and Hava." A scarce book with important material by one of the most important voices in the early1950's of Urantian devotion whose lectures later in 1966 on God were full explications of the doctrine in its incipient form. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. A good copy with light edgewear.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        [Archive of Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels of Women's Fashion]

      np [New York?], [ca. 1955]. Very good. 18 large completed (plus 6 smaller) loose portraits executed in pen & ink with watercolor or guache on paper. Large works all approx. 19" x 12"; smaller 12.5" x 9". With a large 17" x 12" spiral-bound artist's notebook containing eight additional color studies, plus one sketch. Also includes 18 other loose preliminary works, various sizes and media - including one brief series of Shakespearean costume design. Most SIGNED by the artist. Generally very good or better overall. Lovely selection of original fashion art depicting various women's runway dresses, all ca. 1955. We have been unable to discover much about the artist, Mr. Leigh. But he was clearly an accomplished designer, colorist, and draftsman. We do know he was based in New York City and assume given the professional skill with which these works were executed that he likely worked in the industry, either for a designer or a fashion magazine. The portraits themselves are quintessentially post-war in their style and taste, clearly indebted to VOGUE and their artists. A beautiful primary collection of 1950s high fashion.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Parler seul

      Second edition, one of 985 numbered copies on Alfa paper, one draw with 15 "pur-fil" paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Pleasant copy. Caractères Paris 1955 14,5x19,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A classic, twice-signed typed letter by Ernest Hemingway, with 32 words in his hand, discussing fishing and plans for filming The Old Man and the Sea to ensure that it would be faithful to his novel: "But all I give a shit about is making a good picture; truly good "

      San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, June 29, 1955. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed, ""Papa,"" in pencil, with a three line holograph postscript, signed ""E H,"" 1 page, 8.5"" x 11"" on his Fina Vigia letterhead, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, June 29, 1955 to screenwriter Peter Viertel (1920-2007) concerning fishing sequences in the film adaptation of his 1951 landmark novel, The Old Man and the Sea, off Cabo Blanco, Peru. A few minor creases and wrinkles, else fine condition. Hemingway's letter reads in full: ""Was glad to hear from you as [I] was getting worried. Hope everything was ok on the coast. Leland had called the day you left for the coast and said he and you had been calling me all day and that they had said at the house that Mary and I were out fishing. Actually I had been working all day and there had been somebody on the phone all of the time and I had stood bye [sic[] in the evening until after 0000. Next day the same but his call came through right away. He was very excited and had the gen wrong form Rice and correct from you. Seemed enthusiastic but inaccurate. Did not confirm he had made any reservations for Cabo Blanco but said he was sending me valuable information on Cabo Blanco. This arrived and was the booklet we had written him we had and for him to get. I had told Rice what I told you. two week's fishing in Sept. 55 and 4 weeks fishing latter half of April 1st half of May at Cabo Blanco. After that extra fishing, which I defined to Rice, would have to be paid for. Last gen was cable form Leland yest[erday]. from BURBANK CAL. ENTIRE FISHING DEAR (re[a]d DEAL) SETTLED TALKED TO RICE THIS MORNING PAPERS BEING DRAWN I HOPE QUICKLY AFFECTIONS LELAND. That is all I know except that the current failed on June 16yh and has been running to the Westward (This kills fishing) Have sent Gregorio out on recon with the Tin Kid regularly and went out in Pilar June 27. Purple water buy heavy set to westward. Caught one marlin only one seen; sighted on surface circling and feeding; hooked 1236; landed 1243; 18 jumps. Sea calm light perfect with land squalls with cumlous [sic] nimbus. Have bought the gear for four old style boats and hired the characters. Going to K.W. to get the other gear I will need for Pilar. Everybody set here to go. The rest of the organization is up to Leland. Between us I wish he would not lie to me on things like 'they said we were out fishing.' Who said? We are pros and if I say we will go at 0600 Sept I that is when we attack and he ought to learn about that. Maybe he will. Came back into the book very well after we finished the recon and you left. Then started to take the effects of interrupting. It isn't any good that way Peter and nobody can do it. Also I know I have to train hard and well and anybody thinks they are indestructible at 55 (56 on July 21st) is just marble slab material. I know it would be good publicity for Leland for the picture. But all I give a shit about is making a good picture; truly good. I want to teach you everything I know so you can do it if I would go for a shit. But you can't teach anybody all you know in two weeks if you know anything. Anyway we have two weeks of time in already and two to come in Sept. and four at Cabo Blanco which is the pay-off stuff. Let's not shit ourselves; we had about nine days true work here. We were tourists while Leland was down. But every night since about May 28 I put in the planning and the thinking around things and the staffing out on something I know the weapons of only by word of mouth. It was fine having you here. We are very fond of you and it would always be fun to be together jobs or no jobs. But we can have good fun working together I know. Do not worry about the first s[c]ript. We are on the worst type of nature photography now in Sept. and again in April. You and I know what they have to photograph and you make an absolute schedule of what those things are and then we will do our best. the shooting script can be modified always BY US. But you will have to take time to get it right in the sea parts. If we know exactly what we need and are shot in the ass with luck we can get it at in Sept. and Cabo Blanco. If not will have to do it some more. But gadgeting it is the shit-Maru. Excuse hurried note. Was working. Mary sends love. Love to Bettina. Papa."" In a short postscript, accomplished in the left margin, he writes, in pencil: ""July 1 ?" went you yesterday to check ?" Moon is 3/4 full but current still running to Westward - Four 500 lbs fish caught by the commercial fisherman. Small fish about gone EH."" The two expeditions to Peru turned out to be incredibly expensive failures, and the film's production dragged on to legendary proportions. Originally budgeted for $2 million, the film's budget grew to $5 million by the time is was released in 1958, in part due to the seemingly endless search for good outdoor fishing footage. In frustration, Hemingway took a leave of absence from the project. The footage they sought would have to wait until a few years later, when it was captured on a third expedition led by newly installed director John Sturges. Despite the money spent on searching out appropriate outdoor footage, the majority of the action was filmed in a studio water tank using cutting-edge blue-screen technology to simulate the open ocean."

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        Big Woods

      New York: Random House,, 1955. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, paw print in black to front board, buff endpapers, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black solander case. Illustrated title page. A fine copy in the bright jacket that has a short closed tear to head of spine and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. A collection of four previously published hunting stories with five inter-chapters (or "interrupted catalysts" as Faulkner called them) at the beginning and end of the book and between chapters to set or change the mood. The stories include "The Bear", "The Old People", "A Bear Hunt", and "Race at Morning." Although all the material was previously published, only "The Old People" remained unchanged from its original form. It is illustrated by Edward Shenton, who also illustrated The Unvanquished and some other Faulkner stories in The Saturday Evening Post. Big Woods was Faulkner's last story collection published during his lifetime.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Anti-Defamation League of B';nai B';rith, 1955. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine binding. The seven stories are designed to help children manage difficult situations in appropriate ways and cover art (and a few drawings) are charming, early Sendak. The stories are in individual stapled pamphlets and they are in Fine condition. The box which houses them has some light soiling. The lid is no longer attached to the bottom of the box, which must be nearly always the case. Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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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 lightly used, with some toning to edges, faint offset browning to flyleaves, jacket a little spotted to rear panel, minor edgewear, spine sunned, no chips, tears, price-clipping or owner names. A very good copy, housed in an elegant leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Original advertising artwork for the James Bond novel 'Moonraker'

      [1955], 1955. Dimensions 205 x 200mm. Paste-up montage design for the novel published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1955. Mapping ink and printed collage on artist's board, displaying a spirits bottle with accompanying text 'Bottled in Bond (James)' and 'Stop at your local bookshop for a dose of Moonraker the sensational new 100 proof spine-curling concotion...', with a supporting quote from Raymond Chandler. An exceptional piece of Bondiana. Owned in conjuction with Lucius Books of York. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 118.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        An American Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright

      New York: Horizon Press, 1955. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Fine. INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1955 1st edition. Tight and VG- (with light staining along the bottom-edges of the front panel) in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine example of this later state dustjacket. Tall quarto, 269 pgs.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Preußen - HusarenRegt.1 1756-63.

      . Öl auf Hartfaser v. Fritz Lattke, um 1955, 24,5 x 25. Auf sein Pferd aufsitzender Offizier. - In den Bewegungen von Pferd und Reiter sehr gut getroffene Darstellung. Farbfrisch und sehr gut erhalten. - Unten rechts signiert: F. Lattke. Verso bezeichnet. Fritz Lattke, eigentlich Friedrich Karl Lattke, niedersorbisch Fryco Latk (7.2. 195 Neuendorf/Lndkrs. Cottbus - 9.11. 1890 Weimar), war sorbisch-deutscher Maler, Grafiker, Buch-lllustrator und Comic Zeichner. - Neben seinen bedeutenderen Landschaftsgemälden hat Lattke eine kleine Anzahl Historienbilder geschaffen, zu denen das hier vorliegende gehört. - In einem Rahmen der 50er Jahre.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Nemzetközi Szövetkezeti Nap. Szeptember 10. [International Co-operative Day. Szeptember 10.]

      (1955), (Budapest) 1955 - 120 × 85 cm. György Pál (1906-1986) was a Hungarian graphic artist and poster designer. His first posters appeared in the late 1920s, but he became more frequently commissioned in the 1950s. Most of these works were propaganda posters for the Communist Party in socialist realist style like this poster. Artistically restored. In fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Les Européens - Photographies

      Paris: Éditions Verve, 1955 - Gr.4° - Unpaginated - 114 B/w Original Photographs taken between 1950 and 1955 by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. first edition, text in French language. Original covers after an original composition by Joan Mirò. As New ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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      Edition Originale, 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, and a dedication on the title page by Lecuire to the Lucien Scheler. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB)]
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        Selbstbildnis nach links.

      - Leicht getönte Lithographie, 1955, signiert. 36:32 cm. Arp 2, Abb. Als Frontispiz.- Im Stein monogrammiert. Mit dem Atelierstempel. Auf Velin mit dem Wasserzeichen der Griffelkunst-Vereinigung, Hamburg. Im Passepartoutausschnitt minimal gebräunt, leicht knitterfaltig, zwei Klebespuren an den Rändern.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints.

      Tokyo, Tokio, The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, 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 ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Au Soleil du Plafond

      1955. GRIS, Juan. Au soleil du Plafond. By Pierre Reverdy. 152, [3] pp. With 11 color lithographs. Large folio, loose as issued in original wrappers, edges uncut, in folding chemise and slightly worn box. Paris: Teriade, 1955. |~||~||~| Reverdy's manuscript for these twenty poems is here reproduced in facsimile, with eleven strikingly colored lithographs by his friend Juan Gris. A mint copy of a book which has now become rare due to the breaking up of the book by the print trade. One of 205 copies on Arches, signed by Reverdy, the literary Cubist. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris 332.76.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (New and Revised Edition)

      Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, New York 1955 - Hardcover Second Edition 1st Printing. Second State with "6000" on p. 16 but "really" spelled correctly on page xx, line 6, no markings, no names, NOT ex-lib, slight shelf wear to blue cloth boards & small stains foredge text block, jacket bears the original $4.50 price to the flap, spine a touch darkened, very slight chipping to the spine ends, small closed tear to spine top, else a bright tight exemplary copy of the first issue of the extensively revised Second Edition, scarce as such (dj in mylar protector); 1957 AA pamphlet with directory of meetings, 12 Traditions, etc laid in; 8vo; xxxii + 575pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nighttown Books]
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        The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. This FIRST ISSUE dustjacket with NO blurbs under the titles on the back panel has the publisher's printed price present with minor wear to the spine. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages have minor wear to the edges with NO writing, marks or bookplates in book. A sharp copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE RETURN OF THE KING. Being the third book in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1955. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine and square copy, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. The folded map to the rear is present as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and darkened dustwrapper which remains entirely without loss and with the red titles sharp and unfaded to the spine. Not price-clipped. A beautiful copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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      Edizioni d'Arte a la chance du bibliophile, Milano 1955 - A cura di Fernando Palazzi Per l'improvvisa morte del Pittore Gino Boccasile avvenuta in Milano il 10 Maggio 1952, l'opera e' stata completata da Sante Albertarelli, Walter Molino, Giulio Bertoletti, Giorgio De Gaspari 101 tavole sciolte raccolte in astuccio cart.con tit in rosso al piatto e al dorso e cofanetto(1 per ogni vol) in mz. tela e piatti marmorizzati., velina protettiva in acetato con mancanze al dorso al I vol, e quasi totalmente mancante al II vol. bruniture agli astucci,soprattutto al II vol, tavole in ottimo stato edizione speciale su carta Fabriano 500 copie numerate, la nostro: 00320 il numero e' impresso al I vol, non al II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Invito alla lettura]
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      (Jerusalem: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency. 1955). First. First Israeli edition, and the first hardcover edition (there was also a wrappered issue of the Israeli edition). Two volumes in one. Original blue leather-textured papercovered boards in dustwrapper. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers as usual, small and light stain on rear fly leaf, else near fine in a modestly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with some tanning to the white portion of the spine and a few modest chips. The first hardcover edition (the true first, Paris edition, was published in two wrappered volumes). Stamped with the number 1442 on the front flap, Nabokov bibliographer Michael Juliar believes all copies of the Israeli edition were numbered, both hardcover and wrappered, and had never seen a number higher than 1398. A very uncommon issue of a high spot of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. .

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        An Autobiography

      London: Hulton Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original black morocco, titles to spine and top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 94 plates from photographs. Small scuff to head of spine, contents very slightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with a few short closed tears and faded spine panel. Revised edition, one of a limited edition of 195 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        alpha. Neue Dichtung. Hrsg. Hanns Weissenborn.

      Wien, 1955 - Wien, 1955-1960. 8°. Folge 1-13 (= alles Erschienene) in den Originalheften (Folge 2-8 mit illustrierten Umschlägen von Egon Schiele, Wander Bertoni, Jean Cocteau ['Für Alpha und seine Freunde'], Pablo Picasso ['Francoise', von der Galerie Würthle zur Verfügung gestellt], Federico Garcia Lorca, Kurt Moldovan und Paul Flora; 1 und 9-13 in typographischer Gestaltung). Nach einem Vorläufer in Linz ('Von Mensch zu Mensch' 1950-1952 mit Kurt Klinger als Herausgeber) entwickelte sich die Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen von H.C. Artmann, Eugen Gomringer, Wieland Schmied u.a. (nach einer ersten längeren Pause) mit Folge 4 (Erstdruck 'Hier' von Paul Celan) unter Weissenborns alleiniger Ägide zur bedeutendsten Zeitschrift der Avantgarde um Artmann. Mit der ersten Dokumentation der Wiener Dialektdichtung im Januar 1956 (Folge 8): Artmann ('wienerlieder', Ernst Kein, Gerhard Rühm (u.a. 'kindafazara' und 'Dialektdichtung'); weiters Beiträgen von René Altmann, Alberto Anzola [Nachdichtung von Artmann], Karl Armandola, Hans Bender, Ernst David, Johannes Fischer, George Forestier [vor der Enttarnung als Karl Emerich Krämer], Friedrich Heller, Ramon Gomez de la Serna [Üs. Artmann, Weissenborn], Eugen Gomringer, Johannes Hübner, Ernst Jandl, Kurt Klinger, Hertha Kräftner, Hubert Fabian Kulterer, Anton Lehmden, Friederike Mayröcker, Conny Hannes Meyer, Andreas Okopenko ['Zur konkreten Dichtung'], Renate Reitmayer, Heinrich Ringleb, Wieland Schmied, Karl Seemann, Max Spiegel, Ernst Steinkellner, Joachim Uhlmann, Günter Wolf u.a. Schließt im Verständnis für Literatur an die 'publikationen' von Okopenko an. Mit 'Notizen' zum Programm der Galerie Würthle [Herbert Boeckl, 'Magnum-Fotos' u.a.]; die zweite Pause [zwischen den Folgen 8 und 9] währte vom Jänner 1956 bis zum September 1959. Folge 10 (November/Dezember 1959) mit dem Verriss der Beiträge von Friedrich Achleitner und Gerhard Rühm zu 'hosn rosn baa' (gez. hawelka, wohl Weissenborn), Nr. 12 mit Weissenborns Vorwort ['Nachdem die letzte Folge . einige Leser veranlasst hat, auf die weitere Zusendung . zu verzichten (meine Herren, wir sind wieder unter uns . ), hoffe ich, mit dem vorliegenden Heft nicht weniger Protest zu erregen [.] Der Kreis der Autoren erweitert sich also rascher als der der Leser'], Nr. 13 mit Autorenverzeichnis der Folgen 9-13 und der Ankündigung des nicht mehr erschienenen Heftes 14 für September 1960. Bis Nr. 9 sehr selten. DLZ 28; Vgl. Fritsch Katalog 14/1504 (1994). Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Jonathan Cape, London 1955 - A First Impression of the First Edition in just about Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-wrapper with printed price of '10s. 6d. Net' Minor paper restoration to spine ends, little darkening and soiling. Variant with 'shoot' spelt correctly on page 10. Gilbert A3a (1.2) ; Third 1955 entry into the James Bond literary series, Fleming delivers a thriller set entirely on British turf. Main villain Hugo Drax, who is a leading member of British society, is not what he seems nor is his weapon being built to protect the Homeland. M is convinced the industrialist is cheating at cards, but there's a lot more at stake Basis for the movie with Roger Moore and Bond Girl Lois Chiles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Moonraker (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955., 1955. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING B (Linson material). Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, without jacket. This version is in the Linson cloth, which has a higher sheen and closer pattern/texture and is both described and illustrated on page 8 of the bibliography. Binding B also "appears to be fractionally shorter" (Gilbert, p.97). Such bindings seem to be less common in commerce. The text block features the correct spelling of 'shoot' on page 10. The edges are rather foxed and the flyleaves have some offset browning, but the cloth boards are close to fine with a minor lean but no bumping or marking. An uncommon and previously unrecorded variant, housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box. A3a (1.3)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        While The Clock Ticked, Childrens Mystery Series # 11, STATED 1ST UK EDITION, Hardy Boys in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue

      Harold Hill & Son Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne ,UK, 1955 Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator AU Scott I'll Tell my Story while the Clock Ticks, Cackled the Madman, Orange & White Pictorial GRETTA Endpapers FOXing. NO Other Internals, HBDJ, STATED 1st Published in Great Britain 1955, TRUE 1st British Edition ,VG-/GOOD+. AS-IS, Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+. First UK Edition. 12mo -Bright Orange Tweed Cloth Titled in Black with Hardy Boys Silhouetthe on Front Cvr, Book spine Cvr Light Fade Btm cvr, Tight and square, faint toning BTM SPINE CVR END . Dust jacket is price clipped, wear to corners, Slight loss at Yellow spine DJ ends at Btm with Small tears but #11 Intact, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, Edge creases small Triangular Corner chip Hardly affects Illustration at Left Corner, Titles on the Further Titles in this Series page that List Thru Secret Wildcat Swamp, Text is in good Shape. Interior Nice, tight Clean Light rub, wear, Fox , 222 pgs, + ADS in back Nancy Drew Ends with Secret Red Gate Farm shows 6s. NET , DJ Light wear tiny chips Tears Extremities, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Back Inner Flap DJ Lists Thru Nancy Drew Secret Red Gate Farm, Back of DJ Light rub, wear TINY BTM EDGE CHIP & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of Bk Footprints Under Window Mystery with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys, Light Scuff Spine DJ edges, Franklin Dixon Name front Btm DJ Printed in Orange. Moderate browning and some soiling to top and bottom page edge, light spotting to prelims. Some fading and bumping to spine ends. Light soiling and creasing, moderate chipping and tearing to edges not intruding on text.; 12mo , Inner Flap DJ PriceClipped List thru Crisscross Shadow, ,in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue Shirt Other in Red Shirt White Collar inside Room with Grandfather Clock & Old Man entering Room in Grey Suit & Black Bow Tie , The boys, having won a large, tall clock at the local fair, deposit it in the living room. A few feet away, Aunt Gertrude, engrossed in the latest novel from the Olympia Press, rears up her head and yells, "For Christ's sake, what's that damn ticking sound?" Suddenly the bottom door of the clock opens and a madman holding a knife steps out. Auntie smiles and says, "Well, now we're talking!". Hardy boys aid in vindicating a man who has been wrongly accused of a crime. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        The cultures of prehistoric Egypt. Vol. I and Vol. II (complete)

      Oxford University Press 1955-1960 - Vol. I: 11 + 122 pages, 13 plates, revised edition of 1955 (first edition: 1947). Vol. II: 12 + 164 pages, 13 plates, revised edition of 1960 (first edition: 1947). Both volumes in original yellow soft cover. Covers a bit worn, but otherwise perfect condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Trout Flies: Naturals and Imitations

      Harrisburg, Pa: Stackpole, 1955. First Edition, number 3 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are handcolored by the author. 1 vols. 4to. Padded brown calf. Very fine copy in custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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