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        The Recognitions

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 956 p. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Faint stain on fore edge, cloth worn along bottom board. Jacket is price-clipped, chipped at head and tail, nicked at corners, a bit rubbed but generally quite presentable. The first appearance of an influential but notoriously-overlooked American experimental novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lettre tapuscrite à Breton plus questionnaire signé par Breton

      Typescript letter template including correction addressed to Breton asking him to participate in a questionnaire. Joint questionnaire with handwriting and signature Breton.22 juillet 1955 26,5x20,7cm un feuillet

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        Far Eastern Ceramic Bulletin (Jan, June, Dec.1949, June, Sept. Dec. 1950, Mar, June, Dec, 1951, Mar, June, Sept, 1952, Mar, June, Sept, 1953, Mar, June, Sept, Dec, 1954, Mar, June, Dec, 1955, Mar, June, Sept, Dec,

      White Lotus, Amsterdam 1955 - Far Eastern Ceramic Bulletin (Jan, June, Dec.1949, June, Sept. Dec. 1950, Mar, June, Dec, 1951, Mar, June, Sept, 1952, Mar, June, Sept, 1953, Mar, June, Sept, Dec, 1954, Mar, June, Dec, 1955, Mar, June, Sept, Dec, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Take Ten.

      Tokyo: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955. First edition of Shel Silverstein's first book. Small octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Shel Silverstein with an original drawing of a hand opposite the title page. In near fine condition with light wear to the bottom boards. While he was in the army in Korea, Shel Silverstein had cartoons published in the military magazine Pacific Stars and Stripes. Take Ten gathers all of the cartoons together in this, his first book.

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        Il ciclista.

      Parigi, 1955 - Litografia a colori di mm 390x560 su foglio di mm 430x525, prova d'artista, firmata dall'autore in basso a destra.Gino Severini (1883-1996), pittore e incisore originario di Cortona, ha saputo unire scienza ed arte, rigore costruttivo e fantasia inventiva, raggiungendo la più completa felicità espressiva innestando i valori dinamici del futurismo su quelli costruttivi del cubismo.Ottime condizioni.

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        Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches. Band VIII: Mammalia. Teil 1-12 [in 6 Bdn].

      de Gruyter Berlin, - 5070 S. Bis auf die fehlenden Seiten in Teil 2 (Lfg 48) alle erschienen Teile von Band 8 (lt Katalog der Staatsbibliothek Berlin). Lieferung 48, S.369-722 fehlt. Ohne Jahr, ca 1955-1975. Teil 1: Klassifikation der Säugetiere. 1. Ordnung: Monotrema. 2. Ordnung: Marsupialier. 18. Ordnung: Paarhufer (Ariodactyla). Teil 2: Stammesgeschichte der Säugetiere (einschließlich der Hominiden). Teil 3: Der Magen-Darm-Kanal der Monotremen und Marsupialier. Teil 4: Intermediärer Stoffwechsel. Energiewechsel. Winterschlaf. Wachstum. Wasserhaushalt. Teil 5: Milz. Phyiologie des Blutes. Kreislauforgane. Herz und Kreislauf. Larynx der Säugetiere. Die Lunge. Die Atmung. Der Lymphapparat. Teil 6: Der Bewegungsapparat. Biomechanik der Säugetiere. Bewegungstypen. Makromorphologie des Zentralnervensystems. Das Autonome Nervensystem. Physiologie der peripheren Nerven. Der Einfluß endokriner Drüsen auf den Stoffwechsel der Säugetiere. Teil 8: Physiologie des Auges. Physiologie des akustischen Organs. Teil 9: Männliche Geschlechtsorgane. Weibliche Geschlechtsorgane. Ontogenie und Entwicklungsphysiologie der Säugetiere. Geburt der Säugetiere. Superfecundatio, Superfetatio, multipe Ovulation, Zwillinge, Mehrlinge bei Säugetieren. Teil 10: Methoden der Verhaltensforschung. Technik der vergleichenden Verhaltensforschung. Aufbau des tierischen Verhaltens. Lernen und Engramm. Das Spiel bei Säugetieren. Ausdrucksformen der Säugetiere. Social Organizations of Mammals. Verhalten der Beuteltiere. Verhalten der Insektivoren. Soziiologie und Verhalten freilebender nichtmenschlicher Primaten. Verhalten der Xenarthren und Schuppentiere. Verhalten der Nagetiere. Verhalten der Wale. Hauhunde. Verhalten der Bären. Verhalten der Musteliden. Verhalten der Schleichkatzen. Vrhalten der Katzen. Verhalten der Pferde. Verhalten der Nashörner. Verhalten der Schweine. Verhalten der Hirsche. Verhalten der Hornträger. Teil 11: Verbreitung der Säugetiere in der Vorzeit. Wanderungen. Spontane lokomotorische Aktivität. Tod und Todesursachen bei Säugetieren. Teil 12: Biologie der Parasiten der Säugetiere. Rohstoffe der Haussäugetiere. Guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Bibliothekseinband. Mit zahlr. Abb. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik (ZML); ab Band 39: Mathematical logic quarterly.

      Weinheim u.a., Wiley-VCH u.a., 1955-1997. - ISSN: 0044-3050, 0942-5616. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 35000

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        Rime all'Italia ristampate con una nota di Franco Riva per le celebrazioni veronesi del MDCCCCLV.

      dal Torchio del Gatto,, A Verona, 1955 - Cm. 31, pp. 21 (3). Ritratto in antiporta inciso in legno da Jean Larquey, frontespizio in rosso e nero con piccolo fregio. Leg. edit. in cart. rigido con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Edizione composta e impressa a mano su carta di Pescia in 86 esemplari numerati. Perfetta conservazione. Rarissimo secondo libro stampato dal Riva, mancante anche al catalogo Pregliasco n. 75 (L'arte del libro del Novecento italiano), che tuttavia ne parla ampiamente nell'introduz. alla serie dei libri del Riva a pag. 51: "L'attività del Riva come tipografo domenicale cominciò oscuramente nella cantina della sua casa; nell'estate del 1954. Subito dopo la prima e incerta prova, cominciarono a uscire dal suo torchio libri accurati e bene impressi. Già il secondo, le Rime all'Italia del Maffei, contiene tutta la poetica riviana: il frontespizio di grande compostezza, un accorto impiego di fregi, l'uso del colore, una bella silografia impressa con lo stesso torchio tipografico, la stampa nitida con il carattere Garamond tondo dello Stempel, uno tra i piu' bei caratteri del registro, una nota filologica dello stampatore. Elementi tutti questi che, variamente dosati, persisteranno durante l'arco di ventott'anni di attività". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bildpostkarte mit einer Grußzeile und Unterschrift. ("Thomas"). (Salzburg), 29.8.55.

      0 - Quer-8°. Die vorliegende Karte stammt aus der Hand von Bernhards "Berliner Adresse", d.i. Carla Kluge, die Witwe des Bildhauers und Schriftstellers Kurt Kluge, und ist an ihre Tochter Inge und den Schwiegersohn Günther Mau gerichtet. Von einer gemeinsam unternommenen Reise durch das Salzkammergut berichtet sie unter anderem: "Ich war in Kabale u. Liebe ins Salzburg u. kehre heute nach Gastein zurück.". Thomas Bernhard fügt hinzu: "Viele herzliche Grüße - schade, daß Sie nicht da sind. Thomas!" Beiliegend eine weitere Bildpostkarte von Carla Kluge an Ihre Tochter. (dat. (Bad Hofgastein), 31.8.1955).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein GmbH]
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        THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Asimov's first collection of short fiction. Collects "The Martian Way," "Youth," a first contact story, "The Deep," an amusing Earth invaded by aliens satire, and "Sucker Bait," all written between 1952 and 1954. "Good traditional SF of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-21. Most of the best of his short stories . were initially assembled in a series of impressive volumes, including THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES (1955), EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH: SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF OUR OWN PLANET (1957) and NINE TOMORROWS: TALES OF THE NEAR FUTURE (1959). Just a hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners, a bit of soiling to rear panel, and faint sticker stain on front flap. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#142683) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EARTHLIGHT.

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. A science fiction novel about man's first colony on the moon. Expansion of "Earthlight," THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August 1951. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips, several short closed tears at top edge, one at upper front corner tip with associated wrinkle, green ink on spine panel faded, and clipped price. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (#148619) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Subjektive Fotografie. Band 1 und 2

      Brüder Auer Verlag, 1955. gebundene Ausgabe Ohne Schutzumschlag, Textseiten und Deckel von Band 1 (eine Seite mit Gebrauchsspuren am Rand) altersgemäß leicht angedunkelt, einzelne Seiten von Band 1 mit Altersspuren, in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache, Band 1 von 1952 und Band 2 von 1955 Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        A Corpse at Camp Two (First UK Edition)

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. The sixth Abercrombie Lewker mountain murder mystery, set in Nepal.Near Fine in a Near Fine, price clipped dust jacket. Small, neat owner name on the front flyleaf. An attractive copy.

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        Carbonel (In Superb Condition)

      The First UK printing published by Max Parrish in 1955.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Mild bumping to the spine ends.The Gilt titling remains bright.The usual offsetting to the front end paper with mild spotting to the text block.The book is free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in FINE condition.A small pin prick to the upper spine and upper rear cover else in stunning condition with NO fading to the the spine as commonly encountered. The wrapper looks striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.Wonderful B/W illustrations by V.H.Drummond throughout.The first title in the hugely successful Carbonel series.Very scarce with such attributes.Collectible.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        1616 Geneva Bible - Folio Last Issue Date

      Hardcover. Good. This is the last Geneva Bible printed in England; produced five years after the first edition of the King James version, it brings to an end the printing of Puritan Bibles in that country and marks the close of the Geneva version's era of supremacy.This is a black-letter folio edition, illustrated with a handful of in-text woodcuts (including the Ark and its paraphernalia, and charts of consanguinity). The copy consists essentially of the Old Testament and some additional matter; it lacks two of the four preliminary leaves (including the title-page, publication information being provided by the colophon) and it also lacks the Apocrypha and New Testament. It begins with "Of the incomparable treasure of the holy Scriptures"; the "Briefe Table of the interpretation of the proper names which are chiefly found in the Olde Testament" and the "Table of the principall things that are conteined in the Bible, after the order of the Alphabet" are both present. Full later mottled calf, covers framed in double blind fillets and fleuron roll; spine with raised bands, blind-tooled compartment decorations, and gilt-stamped title and date; incomplete, with title-page, Apocrypha, and N.T. lacking. Binding rubbed/bumped at stress points, one compartment scuffed. Front free endpaper, first text page, and several others institutionally pressure-stamped; first page with rubber-stamped numeral in lower margin and early inked annotation regarding date of printing. Front free endpaper with affixed slips documenting gift donation in 1955, and with inked annotation regarding date; back pastedown showing traces of now-absent pocket. Tattering to first leaves not reaching text, and first one with recent repairs, second one with area of loss to upper outer portion affecting a border and ten lines of text, third one with central tear (touching woodcut map) repaired some time ago with tape, four leaves each with short tear from lower margin without loss, one leaf with lower outer corner torn away with partial loss of shouldernotes and image caption, final index leaf with hole affecting six lines. Expectable sorts of age-toning, dust-soiling, and light spotting/staining, only; lower outer corners of first quarter waterstained (often faintly). In sum a survivor; "breeches" in Genesis underlined in ink.

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        A Night To Remember

      New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1955. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=6."x8.5. 26 Photos,EndpaperFloor Plan. Signed by Author. (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!

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

      

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        Photograph inscribed

      1955 - DOISNEAU, Robert. Photograph inscribed by Andre Dunoyer de Seconzac. Paris: Robert Doisneau, 1955. Original black-and-white photograph; image measures 7 by 8-1/2 inches. $1650.Original vintage photographic print by Robert Doisneau (with his studio stamp on verso) of French artist André Dunoyer de Segonzac at work in his studio. Inscribed on the verso by the painter: “26 Dec. 1955. 13 rue Bonaparte. Tous mes v?uxâ€"mon cher bonhommeâ€"pour Toi et le charmant rouge-gorgeâ€"Thérèse Dorny vous embrasseâ€"moi aussiâ€"Fraternellement. André Dunoyer de Segonzac.”The inscription, translated, reads: “All best wishes my dear good man for you and the charming robin. Thérèse Dorny [Segonzac’s wife] kisses youâ€"me tooâ€"Companionably, André Dunoyer de Segonzac.” Robert Doisneau specialized in images of the rich social fabric of Parisian life, and his photographs came to be seen as “the perfect embodiment of Gallic wit and romance” (New York Times). In 1967, Doisneau photographed Segonzac and his work for an exposition at the Chateau du Blois honoring Segonzac’s distinguished oeuvre. “After the fauves, after the heterodox cubist disciples of Cezanne, [Segonzac] knew the happiness of revealing a form of art completely new… He uncovered an infectious passion for the earth, in a joy of feeling you are its master, and the happiness of raising your head to the light” (Benezit 4, 26). At the time this letter was written, Thérèse Dorny was enjoying her greatest success as an actress, following the release of the film Diabolique earlier that year. With stamp of Doisneau’s studio on verso.Fine condition.

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        Vols. 1/1954 (1955) - 55/2009 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and the Council of the British School at Athens.

      Ldn., Athens, 1955 - 2009). - The first 24 vols. are bound in 4 red half morocco bindings; the vols. 25 to 52 are bound in 5 red half cloth binding; the vols. 53 to 55 are in paper wrappers, as issued by the publisher; 28 cm; a nice set) 20000 gr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A View From the Bridge [From Under the Sea] (Original screenplay for the 1956 play, Van Heflin's copy)

      New York: Kermit Bloomgarden, 1955. Draft script for the 1955 stage play, "A View from the Bridge," here under its working title "From Under the Sea," by Arthur Miller. Actor Van Heflin's copy, with his name, home address, and telephone number in holograph pencil and ink on the title page. Nominated for two Tony Awards. The play opened on September 29, 1955 at the Coronet Theatre in New York City and ran for a total of 149 performances on Broadway. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens, and directed by Martin Ritt, the opening night cast included Ralph Bell, Milton Carney, David Clarke, Russell Collins, Curt Conway, Richard Davalos, Ann Driscoll, Eileen Heckart, Van Heflin, Gloria Marlowe, J. Carrol Naish, Tom Pedi, Leo Penn, Antony Vorno, and Jack Warden. The play fell into a single act because Miller saw the characters purely in terms of their actions. He was primarily interested in the reasons for which a man "will endanger and risk and lose his very life." The ending was to be implicit at the beginning so that audiences would be held less by the suspense of an unfolding plot than by the unwinding of an inevitability. Set in Brooklyn, New York. Basis for the 1962 Sidney Lumet film, "Vu du pont," written for screen by Norman Rosten, and starring Raf Vallone, Jean Sorel, Maureen Stapleton, and Carol Lawrence. Plum wrappers with titles in silver. Title page present, dated February 28, 1955, with credit for playwright Miller. 84 leaves, mimeograph, with notations throughout. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two silver screw pins.

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        Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Second state text with "shoot" on page 10. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Light scuffing to boards, light rubbing to silver title stamping on spine. Small bookseller label to front paste down. Pages toned, with foxing heavy at prelims and terminals, and lightly sporadic throughout; several corners near page 224 stained; several small stains to edge of page block. A nice example of Fleming's third James Bond novel.

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        THE ASCENT OF EVEREST

      London 1955, Hodder. Blue cloth, 328p., 3 color, 8 b.w.. photos, 37 b. w plates, figures, glossary, 14.5 x 23 cm.,. appendix, unclipped dust jacket in mylar protector, very. bright solid copy. FIRST EDITION RARE AUTHOR'S SIGNED COPY. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED COPY This is the official account of the first successful climb to the top of Mt. Everest. John Hunt led the expedition in 1953, and the first two people to reach the summit were Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. * A historic work ! Also covers the background, planning, approach, build-up, assault, aftermath of the expedition up Everest. With valuable appendices of a diary, oxygen, diet, medicine &c. by members of the group. * CONDITION: This is an exceptionally bright copy, BIBLIOGRAPHY: Neate H135 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Buildings and projects. Bauten und Projekte. Réalisations et Projets. Bd. I (noch unnumeriert [Frühe Arbeiten]); Bd. II: 1950 - 60; Bd. III: 1961-66.

      Zürich, Editions Girsberger / Verlag für Architektur, 1955, 59, 66 Quer-8°, 239 S.; 240 S; 256 S; insgesamt zahlreiche Abb. u. Pläne., OLwd. m. OU, OUs: Bd. I: Stark lädiert; Bd. II: OU m. Folie bezogen; Bd. III: wenig lädiert. Bücher: Schnitt u. Vorsätze stockfleckig. Bd. II: Mit Klebstreifenspuren a. Vors. Auflagen: Bd. I: 4. Aufll; Bd. II u. III: EA. Bd. I Mit einer Einleitung von Sigfried Giedion. - In den Bdn. II u. III ausführliche Widmung von Neutra an seinen Mitarbeiter Peter Gutersohn. Text Dt./Frz./Engl. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - ArchitektInnen

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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.

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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.

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        The Cretan Runner. His Story of The German Occupation.

      London: John Murray. 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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        Portrait In Profile

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

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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]

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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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        THE MOUSE THAT ROARED

      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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        Moonraker.

      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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