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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - "Die Schanze bei Laubegast".

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

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        The Dark Arena

      Random House, New York 1955 - Red and black boards with gilt and blue titles. Stated first printing. Inscribed by Puzo to ffep. Inner hinge separating in spots. Spine ends/corners a bit rubbed. The original jacket in mylar has price of $3.50 and is lightly rubbed/edgeworn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Big Woods

      Random House, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Random House, New York 1955. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Green cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.95. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Signed with an Original Drawing by Edward Shenton. The drawing and signature are Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      - SEUSS,DR. ON BEYOND ZEBRA. NY: Random House (1955). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, paper shows wear on rear hinge else near Fine in dust wrapper that is lightly frayed on bottom edge and spine extrems, price intact on flap. 1st edition. Dr. Seuss invents a new alphabet that Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell uses for the strange animals that come after Z-is-for-zebra. A nice copy. Younger / Hirsch 63. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        VERVE - vol. VIII - N°31 & 32

      1955. relié. Bon état. Editions de la revue Verve, Directeur Teriade, Paris, 1955. In folio cartonnage éditeur illustré, illustrations pleines pages en noir et en couleur de BRAQUE, 156 p. Georges Braque, a composé spécialement la couverture et la page de titre. Cet ouvrage contient un ensemble de dessins provenant des carnets de travail de Georges BRAQUE. Carnets où sont notés quotidiennement depuis sa jeunesse toutes ses émotions visuelles et ses idées plastiques, constituant un véritable journal composé de dessins, gouaches et aquarelles. Ce double numéro spécialement exécuté par Braque, a été imprimé par Draeger ; la lithographie par Mourlot.

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      NY: Simon & Schuster.. Very Good/Very Good. 1955. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 65 pp. Stated FIRST PRINTING on copyright page. Off-white hardcover, Eloise in black with red lettering on front cover, black & red lettering on spine. VERY GOOD. NO marks, soil or inscriptions. DUST JACKET unclipped with $2.95 price. edges chipped, soil on back otherwise very good. . .

      [Bookseller: the book store at depot square]
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        Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe

      London: Cassell & Co, 1955. xii + 139pp, index, discography, 8pp photographs plus frontispiece, 4 drawings by Paul Oliver. Gilt on brown boards, light foxing mainly to endpapers, occasional minor marks, overall a VG tight copy in a Good (edge chipped/tears with small losses, general browning/minor marks to rear panel, not price-clipped, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Signed 'Big Bill Broonzy' on 1/2 title page. Very scarce. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Oliver, Paul. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Sedgeberrow Books]
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        Mitteilungen für die Heimatpflege in Oberbayern. Heimatpfleger des Bezirks Oberbayern (Typoskript)

      Schongau,, 1955 - 1963.. Hefte 1 - 25 (alles erschienene) in 25 Heften. Geheftet.. Vordere Umschlagklappe jeweils mit kleinem Signaturschildchen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        [Stand-Up Display Poster]: JOB fait la cigarette meilleure

      [No place]: JOB. [1955]. Stand-up display poster. Measuring 10" x 13". Illustrated stand up display on stiff cardstock. Supplied with two grommets and a string at the top for hanging, as well as cardboard flaps for stand-up display, and with a package of cigarette rolling papers affixed as issued. Some horizontal wrinkling that isn't particularly noticeable, a trifle soiled, otherwise near fine. Poster designed by Omer Boucquey with his printed signature lower left. Boucquey, a French graphic designer and film director, is perhaps is best-known for his clever animated films, which employ pixiesque figures. In 1955 Bouquey created at least one animated advertising film for JOB, the final frame of which employed this central image. A curious and amusing poster for rolling papers. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. - 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. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Arabia in Pictures - a Portfolio of 8 Photographs. Series 1

      Washington, DC: Shoreham House, publishers for Arabian American Oil Company,, 1955. Folio. 8 high quality collotype plates loose in printed card portfolio as issued. With the original mailing card case. Corners of the portfolio slightly creased, lower panel browned, mailing case a touch rubbed and creased, but overall very good. First edition, all published. A single copy on OCLC, University of Delaware. Superbly printed selection of images contrasting Arabia old and new: fractionating columns at Abqaiq and a donkey-powered irrigation well; Badanah pumping station and a family dwelling at Jiddah; the newly developed port of Dammam and an oasis in Al Kharj; "Bedouin Tranquility" at Jabrin, and an Aramco rig at Abqaiq. The date is taken from the postal franking.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pictures of the Gone World

      City Lights, San Francisco 1955 - Signed by Ferlinghetti on the title page. 1955, First Edition. Softcover, thick black wraps with yellow wrap around label printed in black. Pocket Poets Series Number 1 -- printed price of 65 cents on the rear wrap. From a run of only 500 copies. A Fine copy with the slightest shelfwear to the wraps. Small contemporary sticker of the Paul Elder bookshop (San Francisco) affixed to the inside of the rear wrap. A very important Beat item signed by the author and owner of City Lights bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. We're throwing in a reading copy of this book as well. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Into the Water Barrier

      London: Odhams Press Limited 1955 - London: Odhams Press Limited, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. Apart from some glue residues on the front paste-down and front free endpaper, where a bookplate was removed, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Written in collaboration with Allan W. Mitchell. Inscribed by Campbell on the front free endpaper: "To: / My Very Dear Friend / Nicky / from / Donald / May 1959". On the 14th of May 1959 Campbell set a new world speed record of 260.35 mph (418.99 km/h) in his Bluebird K7 on Coniston Water. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Section: Rock-Drill 85-95 de los cantares (Cantos) - limited and INSCRIBED BY POUND, with laid in postcard also signed by Pound and others

      Milano: All'Insegna del Pesce d'Oro. 1955. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1955, no. 41/500. 8vo, gray papercovered boards with sepia head of Pound by Gaudier-Brzeska on front cover. Light wear and soil, no jacket or slipcase. INSCRIBED on flyleaf, 'Teresa's copy, Ezra Pound.' Also laid in is a color postcard of Rapallo, addressed to Teresa Magee in Rome in 1967, and signed 'Love and best wishes, Fifi, John, Olga, Ezra Pound.' Also laid in is a postcard advertisement for this book signed by V. Scheiwiller and another folded item from Scheiwiller related to Pound. Bookplate on pastedown, 'Maire Christina Magee Lawson.' From the little research we did, Teresa Magee translated some Italian modern writers into English.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Glory never Guesses to Miriam Being a Collection of 18 Poems with decorations and drawings reproduced through Silk Screening from the original MS. pages of Kenneth Patchen. ([Cover title]: Glory Never Guesses & Other Pages.) [Palo Alto/ Californien], Kenneth Patchen, [Privatdruck] 1955. 38,9 : 30,5 cm. 18 lose Serigraphien auf farblich unterschiedlichen, handgeschöpften Japanpapieren, gedruckt von Frank Bacher, sowie 6 weitere Serigraphien (siehe unsere Anmerkung dazu). Schwarze O.-Kartonmappe mit Deckeltitel, sowie Titelei, Inhalt und Druckvermerk auf dem Kartonflügel in Siebdruck. - Tadelloses Exemplar.

      . . Komplette Sammlung der Losen-Blatt-Gedichte in Serigraphien auf handgeschöpften Japanpapieren, Reproduktionen von Originalmanuskripten des amerikanischen Dichters und Malers. "Patchen's experimental poetry, with its proletarian themes, had a major influence on the early Beats. In the 1950s he performed poetry readings accompanied by an avant-garde jazz band, and is early antiwar stance, written in response to the atrocities of World War II, was embraced by the Vietnam War protesters in the 1960s" (Paul Varner, Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement). - Eines von 200 Exemplaren dieser "Hand-run-Edition". - Unserem Exemplar liegen zusätzlich 6 weitere Farbserigraphien des Künstlers bei, darunter 1 Doppelblatt. Die zusätzlichen Blätter zeigen das Blatt "The Moment" in 7 Varianten, d.h. 6 Blätter typographisch identisch, jedoch in unterschiedlichen Farben gedruckt, sowie das separat gestaltete Doppelblatt. - Mit den zusätzlichen Varianten äußerst selten.

      [Bookseller: Michael Lehr Antiquariat für Literatur]
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        Neil Armstrong Signed Flight Helmet, showing wear from being flown ? A Unique Armstrong Space and Aviation Offering!

      n.p., n.d.. "APH-5 Flight Helmet Signed ?Neil Armstrong.? Shows wear. This helmet could have been owned and worn by Neil Armstrong who was a test pilot for seven years, from 1955 until he was selected as an astronaut in 1962. He flew the early models of such jet aircraft as the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-5D, and B-47. He was also a pilot of the X-1B rocket plane, a later version of the first plane that broke through the sound barrier, and the X-15 rocket-engine plane. The APH-5 Flight Helmet was introduced in the late 1950s as a replacement for the U.S. Navy H-4 series for use on fast jets. With the appearance of the newest APH-6 in the early 1960s, the APH-5 was phased out. While there is no definitive proof that this was Armstrong?s own helmet, the likelihood of it being anything else seems remote. This APH-5 flight helmet has been restored to its former gloss by Flight Helmet LLC in Maryland, and includes a high altitude mask etc. The original APH-5 flight helmet, before restoration, is pictured on the accompanying Zarelli Space Authentication Letter of Authenticity which also pictures a close-up of the signature. In a Plexiglas Display Case, 11.5? x 11.5? x 15.5?."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Maser - New Type of Microwave Amplifier, Freguency Standard, and Spectrometer

      Lancaster, PA and New York, N.Y.: American Physical Society, 1955. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. 1059-1337, [1 blank] pages. Original blue/green printed wrappers. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Previous owner name inked on upper right hand corner of front wrapper. Several scuffs and minor discolorations to the front panel. Light fading to the spine panel. Shallow bump to head of spine panel. The entire issue offered of The Physical Review Second Series, Vol 99 No. 4. Wraps. The paper by Townes, et al. discussing the discovery of the Maser is found on pages 1264-1274. Offered in the original wrappers. This work resulted in the Nobel Prize in Physics 1964 being awarded to Charles Hard Townes (1/2), and the other half jointly to Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov (1/4) and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov (1/4) "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle". "The first papers about the maser were published ... as a result of investigations carried out simultaneously and independently by Townes and co-workers at Columbia University in New York and by Basov and Prochorov at the Lebedev Institute in Moscow. In the following years there were designed a number of masers of widely different types, and many people made important contributions to this development. In the type that is now being mostly used the maser effect is obtained by means of the ions of certain metals imbedded in a suitable crystal. These masers work as extremely sensitive receivers for short radiowaves. They are of great importance in radio astronomy and are being used in space research for recording the radio signals from satellites." (Nobel Presentation Speech) The Physical Review, The First Hundred Years, a Selection fo Seminal Papers and Commentaries, p.1165.

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      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Slightly toned, lightly rubbed at extremities most notably along spine, moderate creasing and closed tear to rear cover of volume 2. A very good set. First edition, first printing, first issue, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either without a price change, as in this copy, or with the bookseller's hand-written correction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Less Deceived

      Yorkshire: The Marvell Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Boards edges slightly faded, internally fine. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and light fading to panel edges, minor loss to spine ends, not affecting text, short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, and with the misprint "floor" for "sea" on p. 38 in the first line of the poem Absences.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Starke, Glücksburg // Limburg 1955 - "Quellen- und Sammelwerk mit Stammfolgen deutscher bürgerlicher Geschlechter". Nr. 120 bis 220 fortlaufend in 101 Bänden. - Band 120 gleich Band 1 der neuen Reihe. 1955 - 2009. --- 8° klein, teilweise kaschierte Leinenbände, teilweise Kunstleder. Die früheren Bände mit Kopffarbschnitt. Seitenzahl insgesamt ca. 50.000 , einfarbige und mehrfarbige Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Gesamtgewicht ca. 55 kg. Von minimalen Gebrauchsspuren abgesehen, befinden sich die Bücher in ausgezeichnetem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lastovka GbR]
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        The Bride of The Innisfallen

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1955 - A near fine first edition first issue (with only one copyright date on copyright page) and first edition stated, in a near fine dust jacket with the original price of $3.50 still on the front flap. Inscribed by Welty on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Fairies of the Trees Poems and Pictures by Cicely Mary Barker,

      Blackie & Son Limited, London, a. o. p., n. d., around 1955.. 1955. The book : 14 leaves of text and 24 coloured plates. B/w illustrated title and b/w illustration on second leaf v°. Original pictorial boards in the original pictorial dustjacket w. a stain at the back & a few (repaired) tears (on folds) illustrated endpapers. Verso fly-leaf handwritten in ink: "Programma Bureau Philips Baarn, December 1955." and signed in ink: "Audrey Hepburn" and beneath her entry 2 other -respectively left and right- autographs (christian names only) handwritten in ink: "Doris" (Day?) and "Juliette" (Greco) Except for the last one written with the same pen. ¶ See the picture; more particulars on request. Signed by the 3 ladies at the Philips Recording Centre at the time based in Baarn. An early autograph (she was 26 at the time; 2 years after Roman Holiday.)

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

      [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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      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1955. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 dark green textured paper over quarter beige cloth, with titles stamped in dark green on spine; dustjacket; 243pp. Contemporary owners name and date to front endpaper, sunning to board edges, with faint trace of foxing to text edges; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with light wear to spine ends and corner tips, else a bright, Near Fine example. Housed in a custom dark green cloth slipcase. Considerably less common that its British counterpart; when Lord of the Flies was first published in the U.S. in 1955, it sold only 2,383 copies before quickly going out of print. By the numbers, fewer copies of the American edition were produced and survived than the British, which was published at 3,040 copies. Golding's best-known and most controversial novel. Lord of Flies is ranked #41 on the Modern Library's list of 100 Best Novels, and is the basis for both the 1963 Peter Brook film (terrific) and the 1990 film directed by Harry Hook (ghastly). Though it remains one of the most challenged books by the American Library Association year after year, it is likely to be required reading in schools for the forseeable future.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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