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        An die Bevölkerung - Über Demokratie und Diktatur, Was heisst Sowjetmacht? Kleine Bücherei des Marxismus-Leninismus

      Dietz, Berlin 1955 - Einband bestossen; untere Heftung eingerissen, altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; sonst gutes, sauberers Exemplar Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. Deutsch 43 pages. 8 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        W. I. Lenin (Band 4) 1898-1901

      Dietz, Berlin 1955 - Einband minimal angeschmutzt, Buch gut erhalten, roter Kopfschnitt Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 468 pages. 8

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        HYORYU KI: FLOATING ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN. [Actual Japanese Title: HYO RYU KI: FLOATING ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN.]

      AUTOBIOGRAPY OF THE FIRST JAPANESE TO VISIT & BE AN AMERICA Los Angeles 1955, - Dawson. Yellow decprated boards, excellent89p., illustrated, translated from the 1863 edition by ToshMotofuji, 13 x 19 cm., original blank dust jacket in mylarprotector, superb copy ! FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 300 Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      The MacMillan Company, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The MacMillan Company, New York 1955. First American Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.75. Rare Book. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, light age toning. Small label removed and a few pen marks at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tears, light spots. Publisher clipped corners. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Angels and Spaceships.

      London, Gollancz. 1955, 1955. First Edition. 8vo. 224pp. A fine copy in publisher's burgundy cloth titled in gilt to the spine. Bright and crisp. In a fabulously fugitive pink Gollancz dustwrapper, faded to spine but otherwise gorgeous, with the scarce wraparound band reproducing a fragment of Edmund Crispin's review.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Globis Kampf um die Schatz-Insel. - 2 (davon 1 sign.) Gouachen (Vorlagen für die Buchdeckel) auf festem Papier 29 x 21,2 cm; 47 publizierte, sign. Tuschzeichnungen auf festem Papier 28,5 x 20,2 cm; 6 Bleistiftstudien auf festem Papier 34 x 24 cm.

      Zürich, 1955 - Zürich, 1955-56. Band Nr. 23. - Dabei das Buch in Erstausgabe sowie hand- und maschinengeschriebene Dokumente, Mappen und Briefumschläge, teil. von J.K. Schiele beschriftet. - Die Tuschzeichnungen mit Retuschen (weisse Deckfarbe), es fehlt "Die steinerne Maske" (Blatt 44) und die zu Beginn im Buch veröffentlichten 10 Vignetten. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        Memoirs

      first edition. Binders bradel to the editor in full black canvas board, back smooth, green heads. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Harry S. Truman to Jacques Thomas, his wife and family on each volume. Nice set. Doubleday & Company New York 1955-1956 14x21,5cm 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Two autograph notes/manuscripts 6 pages and 3 pages and few others.

      Sewall Wright. UNBOUND. Two autograph notes/manuscripts 6 pages and 3 pages and few others. One dated 1955 the other 1967. One to S.K. Jain. Included is an offprint of S. K. Jain inscribed "With my best compliments Prof Wright" Evolution of Over-dominance during the Initial Spread of New Alleles reprinted from Nature Vol. 209, No. 5021, pp. 429-431 January 22, 1966. And a curios item which is included because it was with the Sewall Wright material. Apparently translation, or review of a few offprints from early 1940's with corrections, and note "3 copies 1 for Chem Abstracts" Karl von Frisch's Ueber eine Schreckstoff der Fischaut... Werner Jacobs' Ueber dis hydrostatische Bedeutung der Lungenfullung...and Margarete Speer's Ueber das Schweben bei Amphibien... (no value added simply included because it was with the Wright material) and an envelope addressed to Sewall Wright which contains a photocopy of a manuscript/offprint by Richard E. Michod and Wyatt W. Anderson Measures of Genetic Relationship and The Theory of Inclusive Fitness, postmark dated 1977. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        NO BOUNDARIES.

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955] - Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two- Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy of one of the very scarce Ballantine hardcovers. (#153597) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      The Bodley Head, London, England. 1955 - A near fine copy in vibrant green boards with bright, silver gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine, price clipped dust jacket, with a 2cm closed tear at base of front panel Lower corner of back board is slightly bumped and minor blue spotting to back board (see photo), else fine. This is the first edition, first printing. It is a tight, clean copy with no markings, save as noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bag End Books]
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        High Adventure.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. First edition of Edmund Hillary's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page in a contemporary signature, "E.P. Hillary." An excellent example in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine crown. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stared into its dark eye and did not waver. On May 29, they pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to pursue the impossible. At a terminal altitude of 29,028 feet, they stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the Southern Route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes. In defiance of these torturous conditions, Hillary remains enthusiastic and never hesitates in his quest for the summit. Despite the enormity of his and Norgay's achievement, he regards himself, Norgay, and the other members of his expedition as hardworking men, not heroes. And while he never would have reached the top without practiced skill and technical competence, his thrilling memoir speaks first to his admiration of the human drive to explore, to understand, to risk, and to conquer.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        CITIZEN IN SPACE.

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955] - Small octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book, a collection of twelve stories. Includes "The Battle," in which robots fight Satan's minions in Armageddon. "A dozen wry tales in the young Sheckley's best vein (this was his second book). Particularly notable is "A Ticket to Ttanai," about a grotesque world where husbands keep their wives in suspended animation most of the time -- and both sexes enjoy the benefits that the custom brings. It was this story among others which prompted Kingsley Amis to describe the author as 'science fiction's premier gadfly' (in NEW MAPS OF HELL)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 67. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-334. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1463. Pulpy text paper age-darkened, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. An uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#153676) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Ã‰tudes sur Là onard de Vinci

      A. Hermann 1955 - VOLUME 2 ONLY, Rebound Ex Library Book In Good Condition WIth Usual Stamps And Stickers, Minor Shelfwear, Slight Tan To Page Edges, Speckles To Page Edges, Please Contact For More Information, Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        Signed reproduction cel for The Lady and the Tramp.

      Burbank: Walt Disney Studios,, 1955. Rare Walt Disney signed reproduction cel from the 1955 classic ''Lady and the Tramp.'' Beautiful full ''Walt Disney'' signature with a flourish, inscribed "To Victoria / with Best Wishes" on the original studio mat below the illustration from ''Lady,'' showing the title characters. One of Disney's most popular and successful movies, ''Lady and the Tramp'' surpassed all other Disney movies at the box office when it was released in 1955 'This reproduction cel is part of a limited edition, these were often done by the studio to give as special gifts, most were done in an issue of 100 copies. This print measures 10'' x 8.'' Framed to 19 x 18 inches. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Excellent content Vice President Nixon letter ? "...our opponents have been beating us over the head with the claim that Republican economic policies meant depression and that Democratic policies meant good times. The Eisenhower record has destroyed this myth once and for all??

      Washington, June 20, 1955. 8" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ?Dick? as Vice President, 1p, 8? x 10.5?. On Vice Presidential stationery. Washington, June 20, 1955. To James S. Copley, Aurora, Illinois. Headed ?Personal.? Two file and tiny staple holes at top margin. Fine condition.Vice President Nixon encloses ?a copy of the speech I made on Friday evening to the Young Republican Convention? (not present). In part, ?For twenty years our opponents have been beating us over the head with the claim that Republican economic policies meant depression and that Democratic policies meant good times. The Eisenhower record has destroyed this myth once and for all, and it seems to me that it is time we did a better job of letting the people know what has happened.?I thought you might be interested, too, in the line I am following with regard to building the strength of the Republican Party. It seems to me that instead of continually stating the obvious, ?We have to have Ike,? -- we should recognize the responsibility we all have to do our part as well...?On page one of the June 1, 1955 ?Los Angeles Times,? Times Washington Bureau Chief Robert T. Hartmann reported that there was a ?widely circulated report that certain Republican elements hope to force Nixon?s replacement on the GOP ticket, if the President is a candidate, by uniting behind Senate Minority Leader William F. Knowland (R) California, with the assistance of California?s Gov. Knight. This report also described Knight as a Vice Presidential aspirant...?Undoubtedly, this letter was a result of this report. A conservative Republican, James S. Copley (1916-1973) was publisher of the ?San Diego Union,? ?The San Diego Union-Tribune,? and the ?San Diego Evening Tribune? from 1947 until his death in 1973. He was Chairman of the Board of The Copley Press, a newspaper chain comprising 15 daily and 32 weekly publications."

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        The Great Crash 1929

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First edition with the date of 1955 on the title page. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. From the library of economist Peter L. Bernstein. An instant bestseller and classic since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history. "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." (The Atlantic Monthly).

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

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

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Typed Contract signed between Dorothy Dandridge and Twentieth-Century Fox, to "render services as star or co-star in two class 'A' feature length motion pictures"

      Los Angeles, Calif, 1955. 49 pp. contract, 1 p. notarization and 7 pp. revised synopsis by the studio, with amendments through February 23, 1959. In all, 57 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Punch holes in left margin, a few creases. Overall, very good. 49 pp. contract, 1 p. notarization and 7 pp. revised synopsis by the studio, with amendments through February 23, 1959. In all, 57 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Dorothy Dandridge in Hollywood. A complex contract with the legendary Dandridge and the studio, coming on the heels of her triumph in Carmen Jones, for which she won an Academy Award nomination for best actress - the first Afro-American woman to be so honored. The two films eventually became Island in the Sun (1957), with James Mason, Joan Collins, Joan Fontaine, and Harry Belafonte; and Scent of Danger (later Moment of Danger, 1960), which was her next-to-last appearance in film, before her tragic death in 1965.

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        The Arab and his Horse.

      Oakland, the author, 1955. - XII, (2), 148 pp. With hand mounted coloured frontispiece of Fa Serr and a folding map. Profusely illustrated throughout. Original cloth with dust jacket. 8vo. Limited second edition. Number 204 of 1000 copies. Signed by Carl Raswan in Arabic and English on front flyleaf. The sum of Raswan's research into and knowledge about Arabian horses among the Bedouin and of his visits to Arabian Studs in Egypt and other parts of the Near East. - Very rare as all of Raswan's works, an excellent copy. Boyd/P. 99. OCLC 401346888. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memoirs EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955. Fine. Doubleday & Company, New York 1955-1956, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur. - first edition. Binders bradel to the editor in full black canvas board, back smooth, green heads. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Harry S. Truman to Jacques Thomas, his wife and family on each volume. Nice set. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures à la bradel de l'éditeur en pleine toile cartonnée noire, dos lisses, têtes vertes. Envoi autographe signé de Harry S. Truman à Jacques Thomas, sa femme et sa famille sur chacun des volumes. Agréable ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

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        The Ginger Man.

      Olympia Press, Paris 1955 - First edition with Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Signed by the author with the last words written of this novel, "God's mercy on the wild [The Ginger Man] J.P. Donleavy." Name stamp to the front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine example. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Ortega, Imprenta-Litografia. Catalogo Muestrario de Carteles, Cartelitos, Cabeceras, Prospectos y Billetes de Propaganda Taurina, Ferias y Fiestas.

      Valencia 1955 - Oblong 4to. 20 by 29 cm. 41 leaves in brown tinted illustrated wrappers. Splashily colorful trade catalogue from lithographic printer specializing in cards, tickets, programs and posters dedicated to bullfights and local fairs and fiestas. Much of the content is brilliantly illustrated promotions of bullfights, with flyers, posters and the like tipped in, generally two or three pasted onto the same base leaf. Samples which in practice might have been printed in varying sizes, often much larger than in the catalogue, they capture the thrill, ritual and spirit of the sport. The pages with tickets and some other items are less eye candy but no less useful documents of the material paraphernalia of the sport, and reminders too of the manifold commercial aspects of an entertainment business. Quite scarce, with the only several copies surfacing on OCLC from other years. Light wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Ortega, Imprenta-Litografia Catalogo Muestrario de Carteles, Cartelitos, Cabeceras, Prospectos y Billetes de Propaganda Taurina, Ferias y Fiestas

      Valencia, 1955. Wraps. Near Fine. Oblong 4to. 20 by 29 cm. 41 leaves in brown tinted illustrated wrappers. Splashily colorful trade catalogue from lithographic printer specializing in cards, tickets, programs and posters dedicated to bullfights and local fairs and fiestas. Much of the content is brilliantly illustrated promotions of bullfights, with flyers, posters and the like tipped in, generally two or three pasted onto the same base leaf. Samples which in practice might have been printed in varying sizes, often much larger than in the catalogue, they capture the thrill, ritual and spirit of the sport. The pages with tickets and some other items are less eye candy but no less useful documents of the material paraphernalia of the sport, and reminders too of the manifold commercial aspects of an entertainment business. Quite scarce, with the only several copies surfacing on OCLC from other years. Light wear.

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        [Typed Letter, Signed, re: Godot]

      6 Rue des Favorites, Paris. 15 October 1955.. One-half page, on quarto sheet of plain stationary. Folded for mailing, minute tear at top edge, otherwise about fine. To "Dear Miss Marx," just possibly Erica Marx, editor and proprietor of the Hand & Flower Press, by implication a probable response to a query about English rights for EN ATTENDANT GODOT. He writes in full: "Forgive my not having written to you before now. The delay was due to the unfinished state of my French publisher's negotiations with Faber and Faber for an English edition of Godot. These have now been successfully concluded and I signed the contract yesterday. With my thanks and regrets I am Yours sincerely ...." Signed in full in ink. The Faber edition appeared in February of the next year.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Eloise; [together with:] Eloise in Moscow; [and:] Eloise in Paris; [and:] Eloise at Christmas

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1955-9. 4 volumes, quarto. Original paper covered pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, complete with dust jackets. All volumes are illustrated throughout the text by Hilary Knight. Overall a very good set with evenly toned spines, mild wear to extremities, "Eloise" with Twentieth Century Fox film research library stamp to the front pastedown, light spotting to panels, shallow chipping along edges, "Eloise in Paris" with light chipping along lower edges, spotting to panels, small chip to mid of spine, "Christmastime" with previous ownership to front endpaper. Doll in great condition with a little soiling mostly to hair, original box opened but with Eloise label still intact. First editions, first printings. Eloise in Paris with a lengthy inscription from Kay Thompson, "for my darling Fairfax with a little petite of everything thats choisie, because because because, you are! Love love love Kay and Moi Eloise xx" Eloise in Moscow signed by the illustrator on the title page. All four Eloise books with the original Eloise doll and her packaging. The doll, which made its appearance Thanksgiving of 1957, was a huge success, thanks in to part by Life Magazine and FAO Swartz picking up on it. Inventory of the first doll was gone before Christmas, leaving many wanting on Christmas morning. The doll was manufactured by Hol-Le Toys, there were two versions planned a 21 inch and 43 inch version, only the 21 inch was produced. At the time most dolls had plastic faces, however the lead designer of the Eloise doll felt it was important for her to be made from silk. Everything down to her hair was carefully and skilfully designed. On her debut she retailed for $6.00 and was produced in a factory of only 45 workers, who could not meet the demands.- Antique Doll Collector. A truly scarce item.

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        Oratorio pour la nuit de Noël / Illustré de seize portraits de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso / Signiert / signed / signée

      Les editions de la minuit, 1955 - 350 (4) S. Nr. 106 von 283 numerierten Exemplaren mit mehrzeiliger eigenhändiger und voll signierter Widmung des frühverstorbenen Dichters (1928-1965).- Kanten etwas bestossen, Besitzeintrag (Bleistift), Vorsatzfalz angeplatzt, aber nicht lose, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung Wikipedia: Il est l'auteur d'une unique œuvre poétique, Oratorio pour la nuit de Noël, immense poème de 351 pages, qu'il mit dix ans à écrire. Commencé à l'âge de quatorze ans, réécrit alors qu'il en avait vingt-deux, l'ouvrage fut achevé en 1952 et publié trois ans plus tard, aux Éditions de Minuit, grâce à André Malraux, tiré à mille exemplaires (dont 500 furent mangés par les rats dans un dépôt en Normandie) et illustré de seize portraits de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso, qui fut l'initiateur de la souscription et dit à ce poète : « Tu es celui qui a fait sortir la littérature française de son style Louis-Philippard ». Malraux, qui considérait ce texte comme « l'un des ouvrages majeurs du XXe siècle », écrivit à son jeune auteur : « On vous découvrira dans trente ans. Oratorio pour la nuit de Noël est un chant de l'adolescence, l'apocalypse d'un enfant de l'Assistance publique qui découvre le monde et se découvre lui-même, au-delà d'une improbable famille. Le texte, dont le titre fait référence à l'œuvre de Jean-Sébastien Bach, est construit selon la structure musicale d'un oratorio, à partir de thèmes qui sont repris et développés selon le principe de la fugue, en un style qui fait tourbillonner les mots, éclater le langage, en mêlant calligrammes, recherches typographiques, le tout formant une « étrange musique » (les premiers et derniers mots de l'œuvre).»// interner vermerk ISS-23790 ISBN 9782868180131 \m/' Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 695 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wimbauer Buchversand]
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        Typed Contract signed between Dorothy Dandridge and Twentieth-Century Fox, to "render services as star or co-star in two class 'A' feature length motion pictures"

      Los Angeles, Calif 1955 - 49 pp. contract, 1 p. notarization and 7 pp. revised synopsis by the studio, with amendments through February 23, 1959. In all, 57 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Dorothy Dandridge in Hollywood. A complex contract with the legendary Dandridge and the studio, coming on the heels of her triumph in Carmen Jones, for which she won an Academy Award nomination for best actress - the first Afro-American woman to be so honored. The two films eventually became Island in the Sun (1957), with James Mason, Joan Collins, Joan Fontaine, and Harry Belafonte; and Scent of Danger (later Moment of Danger, 1960), which was her next-to-last appearance in film, before her tragic death in 1965. Punch holes in left margin, a few creases. Overall, very good 49 pp. contract, 1 p. notarization and 7 pp. revised synopsis by the studio, with amendments through February 23, 1959. In all, 57 pp. 1 vols. 4to

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        THE END OF ETERNITY.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. ". a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, a sticker stain to spine panel, and a bit of age tanning but no show though on the outer surface. (#142674) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg.von Hans Mayer und Erich Neumann.,

      Berlin, Aufbau, 1955. - 12 Bde. Mit Portr. in Bd. 1 Orig.-Halbpergamentbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Ein Exemplar von 500 der Vorzugsausgabe in sehr schöner Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch

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        English Dance and Song: The Magazine of the English Folk Dance Society, Volumes 1 -19: A complete run from September 1936 - August 1955

      English Folk Dance Society - A very good complete run clothbound in 4 volumes. Slight shelfwear, slight staining to cloth. The front board of the second volume is damp-stained and slightly bowed. Volumes 1-14 are larger format. HEAVY, postage will be extra please enquire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Austin Sherlaw-Johnson, Secondhand Music]
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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]

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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.

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        A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS

      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.

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        THE END OF ETERNITY.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. ". a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). Some age-darkening to endpapers, mostly along gutter margins, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with internal tanning, mostly to spine panel and along flap folds, some shelf wear along top edge, and several closed tears and associated creases along top edge of front panel. (#138654) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE OCTOBER COUNTRY.

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Probable later state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher's monogram correctly stamped on spine panel (Currey binding B2). Brief signed inscription by Bradbury to "David" on front free endpaper. Four stories appear here for the first time in book form, "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." The remainder are reprinted, most with revisions, from DARK CARNIVAL (1947). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 55. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1571-73. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-46. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34 and 4- 52. A fine copy in good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, faded spine panel lettering, general dust soiling, and damp stains along flap folds. Still presents pretty well. (#136470) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

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        Lolita

      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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