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        The Chrysalids.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1955 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Edges lightly foxed, boards slightly bowed, with mark to front board. A very good copy in the lightly foxed jacket. First edition, first impression of the post-apocalyptic novel considered Wyndham's best work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Heiligenlegende, 4. Auflage 1955

      Verlag Ludwig Auer, Donauwörth, 1955 - Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, aus Nichtraucherhaushalt Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1171

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Les Fioretti de Saint François d'Assise.

      - P. Chez Henri Colas 1955. Fort in-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 22 eaux-fortes originales H.T. en noir d'Omer BOUCHERY. Tirage limité à 230 exemplaires. Un des 12 sur véritable Japon contenant : une aquarelle originale signée, 1 cuivre, 4 dessins originaux dont 1 en bistre signés, la suite en bistre de toutes les gravures et une suite sur Chine de 10 gravures "Eglises et Couvents" signées par l'Artiste. Exemplaire exceptionnel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Isis]
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        Important McCarthy-era Ronald Reagan document -- he had testified before Congress in 1947 about Communists in the film industry, now favors going on the offensive by refuting statements made by the Motion Picture Alliance against the Writers Guild "because of an anti-communist resolution that had been voted down"

      [Hollywood, California], January 19, 1955. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Document Signed ""Ronald Reagan"" in dark pencil as Secretary and ""Lou Greenspan"" as Executive Secretary, [Hollywood, California], January 19, 1955, 8 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", separate sheets. Three rectangular binder holes at blank left margins. Fine condition.Headed ""Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Motion Picture Industry Council, held in the Board Room of the Association of Motion Pictures Producers on January 19, 1955"" In part, ""Ronald Reagan was re-elected as secretary ... Allen Rivkin brought up the fact that...the MPA [Motion Picture Alliance] had attacked the [Writer's] Guild in the trade papers because of an anti-communist resolution that had been voted down by the Guild's membership by three votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority ... He stated that nine of suspected communist members have left the guild and one will soon be leaving ... He read a resolution that he wished the MPIC to pass and to release to the press.""Art Arthur ... personally opposed Mr. Rivkin's resolution ... He felt sure that the next time the resolution came before the Writers? Guild, it would pass. He said he was sure there are still some unknown communists in the Guild --- writers who have eluded both the Guild and Management. He was afraid that just about the same time the MPIC released a statement to the press about their faith in the Writers, possibly next week something would be uncovered regarding the communists. If this should happen, all the prestige the MPIC has gained would be lost ... It was Arthur Freed's opinion that the MPIC should pass Mr. Rivkin's resolution to show that we believe in our brother members. Ronald Reagan was not in favor of Mr. Rivkin?s resolution as it was worded, but reminded the members that the MPIC was organized, in the first place, for this very reason.. He preferred that the resolution refute statements made by the MPA..."" At this MPIC meeting, Ronald Reagan represented the Screen Actors Guild, Arthur Freed represented the Screen Producers Guild, and Allen Rivkin and Art Arthur, as past MPIC presidents, were permanent delegates to the MPIC.In 1947, Ronald Reagan, as president of the Screen Actors Guild, testified in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) which had targeted the Hollywood film industry. Actors, writers, and producers alike were summoned to appear before the committee and provide names of colleagues who may have been members of the Communist Party.In the early 1950s, Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy investigated suspected communists in the U.S. government, military, and civilian society as chairman of the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. On December 2, 1954,the U.S. Senate voted 65 to 22 to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct unbecoming of a senator. The condemnation, was related to McCarthy?s controversial investigation of suspected communists in the U.S. government, military, and civilian society. A month later, in early January 1955, the Writers Guild was attacked by the Motion Picture Alliance ""because of an anti-communist resolution that had been voted down..."""

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Los Artistas Grabadores.

      Edicions De La Rosa Vera, Barcelona 1955 - 9 hojas - 24 cuardenillos con la poesía de cada distinto escritor firmada a mano y un grabado original a plena lámina, numerado y firmado a mano por cada artista. Y en el segundo volumen: Tres cuadernillos con la felicitación de Navidad de los años 1955 - 56 y 57, con un grabado al buril de Pla, en dos de ellas y uno de Colom en la tercera. Todo firmada a mano por el artista y los directores. 4 hojas de prólogo de C. José Cela, firmado a mano por el escritor. Y 15 cuadernillos con la poesía de cada distinto escritor firmada a mano y un grabado original a plena lámina, numerado y firmado a mano por cada artista. Cuardenillos del 1 al 16, pues falta el nº5 y del 17 al 24. Todo en papel de hilo superior. Edición única de 100 ejemplares (nº33) En rama, con caja de resguardo cada volumen con la lomera en pergamino. Size: 2 Vols. De 36 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Madeline's Rettung. Deutsche Übersetzung Heinz Strix.

      Stuttgart Blüchert () 1955 - In-4; 56 pp, durchgehend teils farbig, teils mehrfarbig illustr.; OLn. mit farbillustr. Vorsätzen und farbillustr. OUmschl. - Auf Vortitel eigh. Widmung mit Zeichnung (Flugzeug): "Liebe Hilde / Adieu / Ich muss nach Paris zurück - in Eile komm aber bald wieder / Auf Wiederschaun / Ludwig Nov. 11 / 55." Die seltene deutsche Erstausgabe in einem tadellos erhaltenen Widmungsexemplar. - Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), amer. Schriftsteller u. Illustrator europ. Herkunft, erzielte mit seiner 1939 begonnenen "Madeline"-Serie über ein kleines Mädchen in einem Pariser katholischen Pensionat den internationalen Durchbruch. "Madeline's Rescue" erschien 1953 als zweites Werk der Serie und erhielt die Caldecott Medaille für das schönste Bilderbuch des Jahres. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        A Corpse at Camp Two (First UK Edition)

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1955 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Yellow Rose And Pink Scarf

      1955-03. Oil on canvas. 12" x 16". No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Iconographie de l\'art chretien. Tome Premier: Introduction Generale. Tome Second: Iconographie de la Bible, I. Ancien Testament, II. Nouveau Testament; Tome Troisième: Iconographie des Saints, I. A-F, II. G-O., III. P-Z Répertois.

      Presses Universitaires, Paris 1955-59. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden (so komplett!), 480 S. - 470 S. - 769 S. - (552 S. - 1019 S.) - 1527 S. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln, Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Rückenschildern und Rückständen derselben, Stempel auf Titel, Vorsätze mit Bibliotheksetikett, Einbände in selbstklebende transparente Schutzfolie eingeschlagen, diese teils leicht beschädigt, kopfschnitt leicht angestaubt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Architektur, Kunstgeschichte

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        Giant (Original screenplay for the 1956 film, Bob Nichols' copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Final draft script for the 1956 film. Copy belonging to actor Bob Nichols, who played the part of "Mort 'Pinky' Snythe," with his name on the front wrapper, and notations throughout, in holograph pencil. Based on Edna Ferber's 1952 novel. Bick Benedict (Hudson) and his wife Leslie (Taylor) are cattle ranchers in Texas, Leslie having been raised in Maryland and not used to the rancher's lifestyle. Bick's rival and former ranch hand, Jett (Dean), inherits a piece of land from Bick's late sister Luz (Baker), and strikes oil, all while taking a secret fancy with Leslie. Director Stevens captures the prewar era in its essence, reflecting on aristocracy, racism, and the oppression of women. The focus of the film is the nation's changing time with the coming of the oil industry, but a major subplot exists, documenting the racism and social segregation of Mexican immigrants employed by southern ranchers. Elizabeth Taylor's character eschewed feminism in its strongest role, asserting herself when men speak, and protesting the suppression of her own beliefs even though they differ from her spouses. James Dean was killed in an automobile accident just before the film was released, and it would be the last of his three starring roles, the others being "East of Eden" (1955) and "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Other notable appearances include Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, and Nick Adams, contributing to James Dean's dialogue postmortem. Set in Texas, shot there on location and in Arizona and Virginia. Winner of an Academy Award, nominated for nine others, including Best Picture. Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 53. Distribution page present, dated 4/4/55, with receipt removed. Title page present, undated, with credits for producer Stevens, writer Ferber, and screenwriters Guiol and Moffat. 185 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 178. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock, dated 4/4/55 throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with two gold brads. Front wrapper now encapsulated in mylar. National Film Registry.

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        Dolce sonno dal cielo scendi. Ninne - nanne popolari italiane e d'altri paesi raccolte ed armonizzate da Domenico De Paoli

      Istituto statale d'arte per la decorazione., Urbino. 1955 - In 8 obl., pp. (32) con moltissime ill. n. t. in lit. a colori. T. tl. ed. con fr. a secco. Saggio dell'allievo Walter Valentini di Pergola allievo del corso di Magistero per l'anno 1954 - 55, autore delle litografie originali, dell'impaginazione e della copertina. Stampato in 230 es. (ns. n. 169) su carta Formosa Editio delle cartiere Burgo. Un'aggiunta al colophon indica che l'anno successivo (1955 - 56) l'alunno F. Fiorucci esegui' la colorazione, il che fa presupporre che la tiratura sia avvenuta in fasi sucessive. Raro lavoro giovanile del pittore e incisore pesarese nato nel 1928 vissuto a Roma nel 1946 - 47 e nel 49 a Milano dove frequenta la Scuola Rinascita con maestri quali Huber, Steiner e Veronesi. Nel 1950 si trasverisce a Urbino dove frequenta l'Istituto statale d'arte per la decorazione e la illustrazione del libro di cui questo e' il saggio di fine corso . ITA

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      London: Jonathan Cape 1955 - First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An important presentation copy. A fine copy in the lightly rubbed and spine faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Housed in a black purpose made folding morocco box with the titles in gilt to the spine. An exceptional association copy. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to his close friend and primary model for James Bond, Ivar Bryce "To Ivar / Vol III of the / Collected Works. / Ian." A finer association copy is scarcely imaginable. Bryce first met Fleming in 1917. They both attended Eton College and during the Second World War, worked for the head of the British Security Coordination, based in New York (along with other noted members Roald Dahl and David Ogilvy). For part of the war, Bryce was based in Jamaica and later helped Fleming find the plot of land to build "Goldeneye", where the Bond novels would later be written. Fleming dedicated Diamonds Are Forever, to (among others) his friend Ivar, and named the character Felix Leiter, Bond’s friend and CIA operative, after him (his middle name was Felix).Provenance: John Felix Charles Bryce ("Ivar"); Josephine Hartford Bryce; Nuala O’Donnell Pell (Jo Bryce's daughter from an earlier marriage, and the wife of Senator Claiborne Pell). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Licensed Houses and Their Management - 3 Volumes

      The Caxton Company, 1955. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; good condition; complete three (3) volume set in good condition; some minor fading/discolouring of boards; pages are clean and bindings tight throughout set; for more information please contact us. HEAVY BOOK(S) 2.50kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain.

      London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955. - 8vo. 144 pp. With 6 maps, 2 colour plates, 5 half-tone plates and numerous line drawings. Publisher's giltstamped red cloth. First edition. Violet was the wife of H. R. P. Dickson, author of e.g. 'The Arab of the Desert' and 'Kuwait and her Neighbours'. - From the library of the Kuwait-based Swiss businessman Sigi S. Bollag with his autogr. ownership to pastedown and t. p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        SECTION: ROCK - DRILL 85 - 95 de los cantares.

      Milano, Scheiwiller, 1955. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale rigida; pp. (8), 107, (5). PRIMA EDIZIONE di 500 esemplari. Axs

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        Derriere Le Miroir (Hommage a F Leger), Nos 79-80-81

      Paris: A. Maeght, Editeur, 1955. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. Lavish, uncommon portfolio of Leger reproductions, consisting of 2 separate double-spreads of original lithographs. Text by Pierre Reverdy. Clean and VG in its original, loose-as-issued wrappers. Nos. 79-81 in the wonderful "Derriere Le Miroir" series by A. Maeght of Paris.

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        The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of the Lord of the Rings

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955 First American edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, lettered in gilt, with the original fold-out map in the rear of the text; in the original pictorial teal dust jacket designed by Walter Lorraine, with a dragon and tree illustration to the front board in dark teal, lettered in maroon. A good copy, with some light wear and minor toning to the extremities, spine cracked and holding inside the front cover, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, short losses to the spine ends, some rubbing to the folds, with some minor splits to the edges of the front hinge, a few minor nicks to the panel edges, some faint soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a presentable copy in the original dust jacket. The Two Towers is the second installment of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - a fantasy trilogy, written as the sequel to Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit. It tells the story of the second attempt of the men, elves, and dwarves of Middle Earth to destroy the Dark Lord Sauron, the "Lord of the Rings." In The Two Towers, Frodo and Sam continue alone on their increasingly perilous journey to destroy the ring while the remaining members of the Fellowship try to protect the realms of Middle Earth from the troops of Sauron, who continues to gain strength as Frodo brings the Ring closer to Mordor.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Irische Legende. Text zu einer Oper. Mit 5 Originallithographien von Oskar Kokoschka. E.A.

      Freiburg Klemm / Seemann um 1955 - 47 SS. m. 5 Or.- Lithographien v. Kokoschka, folio, 1 Bl., gr.- 4°, Or.- Pp.- Bd. m. Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe. Wingler-Welz 200-204. - Eins von 250 nummerierten Exemplaren von Kokoschka und Egk im Impressum signiert. - Die Irische Legende stellt eine Abwandlung der von W.B. Yeats in Irish Fairy and Folk Tales veröffentlichten Sage Countess Cathleen O'Shea und seines Bühnen Werkes Countess Cathleen dar. - Sauberes und sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gift From The Sea: An Answer to the Conflicts In Our Lives.

      New York: Pantheon, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Signed by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on the title page. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. "Anne Lindbergh wrote about balancing personal needs, social expectations, and obligations to family and community in her most popular and enduring work, Gift from the Sea Her lyrical writing style, intimate tone, and precise observations were praised by the likes of Sinclair Lewis and Alexander Woollcott" (ANB).

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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition. All bearings are true.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955. - 8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding rubbed and faded. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Moonraker by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1955. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, covers fine. Corners sharp with silver lettering still very much bright. In original VG+ dust jacket, not price clipped without the usual toning or fading to spine.

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        The Colours of Memory [Presentation Copy]

      Grove Press, NY 1955 - Poetry, issued in a lettered edition of 26 copies and a numbered edition of 250 copies: this is a presentation copy (designated as "s.c. 3 for Nancy"), signed by the author and, as with the lettered issue, with an original drawing by Irene Rice Pereira, the author's wife, signed by the artist as frontispiece. It can be assumed that the presentation copies ("s.c" -- "special copy"?) were even more limited than the lettered copies, as is almost always the case in the issuance of limited editions such as this. A fine copy in a professionally restored dust jacket. Laid in is an autograph holiday card addressed to Nancy and her partner and signed by Reavey for himself and Irene, with an image by Pereira from the collection of the Whitney Museum. A significant volume, with an original work of art by a distinguished American abstract artist: Pereira's work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among many others. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Mitteilungen für die Heimatpflege in Oberbayern. Heimatpfleger des Bezirks Oberbayern (Typoskript)

      Schongau,, 1955 - 1963. - Vordere Umschlagklappe jeweils mit kleinem Signaturschildchen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 Hefte 1 - 25 (alles erschienene) in 25 Heften. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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      KNIGHT, HILARY. THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, slight offset on front paste-down else near Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with light soil and a few small chips. Stated first printing of the of the first Eloise book, illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pictorial endpapers plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illustration. Great copy, increasingly scarce.

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        Judith Hearne.

      London. Andre Deutsch. 1955.. /Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 12mo. 18.5cm, the first edition, 223p. original maroon cloth, gilt spinetitles, a fine copy, some slight edge wear on the top spine edge of thejacket & slightly dust soiled on the bottom panel, a very good to fineprice clipped jacket, Author's Signed Presentation Copy "Glenn, with mythanks, Brian Moore", the first edition of the author's first seriousbook, rare thus. (ids) .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints.

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

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        Il Gesto. Rassegna Internazionale delle Forme Libere. A Cura del \"Movimento Arte Nucleare\" e della rivista Phases.

      Milano. Editoriale Periodoci Italiani. 1955. 33 x 22 cm. 20 unpaginierte S., 2 lose Blatt. OKarton. Umschlag marginal lichtrandig und nachgedunkelt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Erstes von insgesamt vier erschienenenen Magazinen der Bewegung \"Arte Nucleare\". Enthält Textbeiträge von Beniamino dal Fabro, Edouard Jaguer, Roberto Sanesi, Dangelo und Tsutomu Izima sowie Zeichnungen und abgebildete Werke unter anderem von Asger Jorn, Mario Colucci, Robert Miller, K.O.Götz, Jacques Herold, Pierre Alechinsky, K.R.H.Sonderborg, Enrico Baj, Lucio Fontana, Joe Colombo, Shiryu Morita, Max Ernst, Corneille, Camile Bryen etc. Lose beigegeben zwei Lithographien auf sehr dünnem, gelbem Papier von Joe Colombo und Lucio Fontana. Beigliegend: Esposizione Il Gesto. Organizzata dal Movimento Nucleare in Collaborazione con la Rivista Phases di Parigi. Galleria Schettini, Milano, dal 18 Giugno al 18 Luglio 1955. 8 unpagierte S. mit Listen der ausgestellten Werken, Korrespondenzadressen der Künstler der Bewegung und Galeriewerbung. Ferner dabei ein Briefbogen \"Movimento Arte Nucleare\" mit Adresse und Korrespondentenadressen sowie der dreisprachigen Aufforderung zur Katalogeinsendung. In dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung heute sehr selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Italien / Italy, Kunst, Arte Nucleare, Kunstzeitschriften

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        The Rabbit's Umbrella [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Viking. 1955. Plimpton's first regularly published book, a children's book, illustrated by William Pene du Bois and dedicated to Peter Matthiessen and his first wife and their son. This copy is a dedication copy: inscribed by the illustrator "Billy" Pene du Bois to Peter Matthiessen et al, with an extra drawing of an angry rabbit on the half-title, with rough seas in the background, linking it to the dedication page, and captioning it "Damn Weather." Spine slanted; a very good copy in a good, handled dust jacket, with a chip at the lower outer corner. From Peter Matthiessen's library, and both a dedication copy of the book and a notable association copy: the author was the first editor-in-chief of The Paris Review, which was founded by the recipient; they remained lifelong friends. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Assanierung Wien I., Blutgasse. Grundlagen-Ermittlung.

      Wien, Forschungsstelle für Wohnen und Bauen, Oktober 1955. - Groß-Folio (ca. 76 x 57 cm). Mit 33 Tafeln mit zahlr. Or.-Photographien und Plänen. 2 Bll. In OHln.-Flügelmappe (etw. fleckig, Ecken und Kanten mit Läsuren). Zu Schuster vgl. Czeike V, 165.- Seltene und mit Sicherheit nur in einigen wenigen Exemplaren hergestellte Präsentationsmappe zur "Grundlagen-Ermittlung" für die geplante Assanierung des Viertels um die Blutgasse im 1. Wiener Gemeindebezirk.- Das Blutgassenviertel unmittelbar hinter dem Stephansdom zählt zu den geschichtsträchtigsten Orten in Wien. Die Blutgasse an sich verbindet die Singerstrasse mit der Domgasse und mündet in diese beim Figarohaus, wo Mozart einen Teil seines Lebens verbrachte. Links und rechts der mit Backsteinen besetzten Blutgasse klaffen Fassaden uralter Häuser in die Höhe. Sie gehören zu den ältesten in Wien, zumindest die Fundamente, welche aus dem 12. Jahrhundert stammen. ". Die dieser Arbeit beigegebenen Fotos dürfen einen eiligen Betrachter nicht bestechen, weil sie - ebenso wie einige historisch und baukünstlerisch wertvolle Gebäude in diesem Gebiet - da und dort gewisse stimmungsvolle Werte und städtebauliche Reize haben. Hinter diesen Mauern ist Verwahrlosung, Unzulänglichkeit, und im ganzen gesehen, Raubbau am menschlichen Leben und an den großen wirtschaftlichen Möglichkeiten des ganzen Viertels. Die Bilder zeigen wohl auch die Enge, die Ungeordnetheit der Bauformen . Die Unterlagen dafür und für einen diesbezüglichen Architekten-Wettbewerb sollen diese Blätter bilden . Auf den nachfolgenden Blättern wird - soweit dies bei einem ersten Unternehmen dieser Art und lokalen Gegebenheiten möglich war - eine 'Bestandsaufnahme' des Stadtgebietes gegeben, das gewissermaßen als eine städtebauliche Einheit betrachtet werden könnte . Es war zuerst nur an die Baublöcke etwa zwischen Blutgasse und Grünangergasse gedacht, aber ihre strukturell wertvolle Assanierung ist nicht ohne Einbeziehung auch des östlichen Anschlusses bis zur Riemergasse möglich." (Bericht von Franz Schuster, Architekt und Leiter der Forschungsstelle). Schuster (1892-1972) studierte an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule zunächst bei Oskar Strnad, dann bei Heinrich Tessenow und graduierte 1919. Er wurde später Tessenows Assistent und übersiedelte 1919 an die Handwerkergemeinde in Dresden-Hellerau. Er arbeitete anschließend für Tessenow an der Siedlung in Pößneck (1920-21) und der Gartenstadt Hellerau (1921-22). Seit 1922 war er selbstständiger Architekt in Hellerau. Von 1923-25 Chefarchitekt des Österr. Verbands für Siedlungs- und Kleingartenwesen in Wien. 1924 entwarf er zusammen mit Franz Schacherl die Schutzbund-Siedlung in Knittelfeld. Ab 1925 begann seine selbstständige Tätigkeit und die Zusammenarbeit mit Franz Schacherl für das Siedlungsamt der Gemeinde Wien. Sie entwarfen 1929-1931 einen Montessori-Kindergarten. Für das kommunale Wohnbauprogramm des „Roten Wien" entstand 1926-27 der Karl-Volkert-Hof, ein Gemeindebau mit zwei Innenhöfen und 233 Wohnungen. 1925-27 war Schuster Lehrer an der keramischen Fachschule Wienerberg und seit 1926 bis 1927 Lehrer für Baukonstruktion an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule. 1927 siedelte Schuster nach Frankfurt am Main über, wo er bis 1936 als freischaffender Architekt arbeitete. 1937 wurde er Leiter der Fachklasse für Architektur an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien. Nach dem Anschluss entwarf Schuster Pläne für ein riesiges Wiener Parteiforum nach dem Vorbild des Reichsparteitagsgeländes in Nürnberg, für dessen Errichtung große Teile des damals hauptsächlich von Juden bewohnten Zweiten Bezirks Leopoldstadt abgerissen hätten werden müssen. Schuster blieb allerdings auch nach 1945 prominent und wurde 1950 an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst zum Professor berufen. Von 1952 bis 1957 war er Leiter der Forschungsstelle der Stadt Wien für Wohnen und Bauen. Austriaca - WIEN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with light toning to spine and front panel. First edition in English, first impression; originally published in Sweden earlier the same year, translated from manuscript as Den stillsamme amerikanen.

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley.

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First edition of the author's first book in her acclaimed Ripley series. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Patricia Highsmith on the front free endpaper. Light wear to the bottom cloth, fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. A very bright example. "Consistently named as one of a half-dozen greatest of all suspense writers, Highsmith also created a truly unique character in Ripley, who has remained his totally amoral, if charming, self through five novels" (100 Top Mystery Novels of All Time, 71). "The brilliance of Highsmith's conception of Tom Ripley was her ability to keep the heroic and demonic American dreamer in balance in the same protagonist—thus keeping us on his side well after his behavior becomes far more sociopathic than that of a con man like Gatsby" (Frank Rich, New York Times Magazine). Adapted to film in 1999 starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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        The Europeans.

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1955 - First edition. Folio, original illustrated boards. An excellent near fine copy in a very good price-clipped acetate dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "a Jean Simon tres cordialement Henri Cartier-Bresson." With the captions booklet laid in. Henri Cartier-Bresson is perhaps the greatest photographer of the twentieth century, The Europeans, along with The Decisive Moment are his finest books. Henri Cartier-Bresson's amazing feat as a photographer is the ability to follow his heart and the keen vision of his mind and eye in each photograph. His subjects are only part of the image in the viewfinder, whose composition he sometimes arranges with geometric precision. Many of his best photographs also have startlingly broad political and sociological connotations, which gives the ordinary subjects extraordinary dignity, even grandeur. Europeans is filled with these images, which are often visually complex as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The 1956 Chevrolet in three great series. Bel Air, Two-Ten, One-Fifty. Chevrolet brings you 19 new models. . . the biggest, the brightest, the most beautiful array in Chevrolet history

      1955. CHEVROLET. The 1956 Chevrolet in three great series. Bel Air, Two-Ten, One-Fifty. Chevrolet brings you 19 new Models. . . the biggest, the brightest, the most beautiful Array in Chevrolet History. Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio, (13 x 10 in.) 136 pp. in 19 ring binder as issued. Illustrated with over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 37 printed colour paint sample combinations (11 x 5 in.). Spiral bound, w/ 11 leaves of mylar outlines of cars to lay over the paint samples; bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (11 x 5 in.) with 78 interior upholstery colour fabric samples in vinyl, patterned cloth. Detroit, MI: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division, ND (1955). |~||~||~||~| Scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogue for the 1956 Chevrolet passenger cars. These included the Bel Air, 2-Door Bel Air Convertible, Delray Club Coupe, Beauville 210, Townsman Station Wagon, Handyman Station Wagon, and the famed 2-door Nomad Wagon. The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air received a face-lift changing the front end towards a more conventional full-width grille. Under the influence of the GM design boss, Harley Earl, the Chevrolet models that year emphasized two-tone paint schemes, liberal use of chrome-plated trim, graceful front and rear wheel openings, and a powerful V-8 that enabled GM to outsell Ford by over 150,000 cars. They also incorporated the taillight, stoplight and backup light into one housing, and even had the gas filler in the left-hand side. The pillarless four-door hardtop Bel Air was very popular, and although the two-door Nomad wagons were the highest priced model, they carried the same interior as the other Bel Airs. One of the most famous advertising programs at the time began in 1956 with Chevrolet's sponsorship of The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, and the famous advertising jingle, "See the USA in your Chevrolet."

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        The Rabbit's Umbrella [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Viking. 1955. Plimpton's first regularly published book, a children's book, illustrated by William Pene du Bois and dedicated to Peter Matthiessen and his first wife and their son. This copy is a dedication copy: inscribed by the illustrator "Billy" Pene du Bois to Peter Matthiessen et al, with an extra drawing of an angry rabbit on the half-title, with rough seas in the background, linking it to the dedication page, and captioning it "Damn Weather." Spine slanted; a very good copy in a good, handled dust jacket, with a chip at the lower outer corner. From Peter Matthiessen's library, and both a dedication copy of the book and a notable association copy: the author was the first editor-in-chief of The Paris Review, which was founded by the recipient; they remained lifelong friends. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        W. I. Lenin (Band 4) 1898-April 1901

      Dietz, Berlin 1955 - 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

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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]

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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

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      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.

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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.

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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]

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      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

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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.

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      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]

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