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        "Beauty bird calendars". [Sample catalogue of calendars with images of birds, made from real feathers]

      . Westport Line, no date, ca. 1955. Folio (34.5 x 23 cm). A ringbound catalogue containing six samples of real feather bird picture calendars, and four samples of other calendars, preceded by a few leaves of explanatory text. Original silver-printed paper boards.l A curious and remarkable item. In the 1950s, calendar publisher Westport Line issued a series of calendars whose covers were decorated with a picture of a bird, made of real feathers. According to the introduction, the calendars were handmade, using "actual feathers in natural colours of tropical birds". A very uncommon production technique with a long history, but now probably (and hopefully) belonging to the past. This late example certainly forms an interesting footnote in the history of bird illustration. A very good complete copy..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons [1955], NY - Octavo, illustrations by P.A. Hutchison (jacket and title page), cloth. "A provocative book, especially in its portrait of adults who fail to discern the maturity of young people." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-65. A fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (printed price of $2.50 on front flap) with a very slight rubbing to corner tips and spine ends. A sharp copy. (17071) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Old garden roses / part one. By Sacheverell Sitwell & James Russell. (Part two. By Wilfrid Blunt and James Russell.) With ... reproductions from paintings by Charles Raymond, etc. Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : George Rainbird : Collins (1955-), 1955. 1st Edition. Previous owner's inscription. Fine cloth copies both in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Remains a particularly and surprisingly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Roses - Varieties. Rosaceae. Roses - Botany. Roses - Pictorial works. Imprint varies. Pt.1 is no.212 of limited ed. of 2160 copies and Pt.2 no.663 of limited ed. of 2160 copies. ContentsPt. 1. A history of old roses, by S. Sitwell & J. Russell -- Pt. 2. Gallica group, by W. Blunt and J. Russell. Physical description; 2 volumes, chiefly illustrated; folio. Only 2 parts of the intended 6 were published.There are 8 leaves of colour plates in each volume.160 numbered copies signed by the artist and author; copies 161 to 2160 printed on "Gelderland" white cartridge and bound by Mansell of London.Part 2 also has title: the Gallicas by Wilfrid Blunt and James Russell, with eight reproductions from paintings by Charles Raymond. Referenced by; Ritchie (1987 edition) bibliography number: A58(a) for the special copies and A58(b) for the ordinary copies of Part 1. Illustrations on the end papers.Index present.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Digest of South African Case Law Containing the Reported Decisions of the Superior Courts in 1954

      Juta, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit marked and sunned. Minor library markings. Soundly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: pq92.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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      Stockholm, Sweden.: The Swedish Traffic Association.. 1955.. Color pictographic / pictorial poster map, 54 x 24 1/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Light creasing at upper right edge, repaired 1 1/2 inch tear at the middle of upper and lower edges; very good, bright condition. Brightly colored poster map of Sweden by Olle Laurelius with an inset map of the globe at the lower right of the poster highlighting the country. The pictographs show industries and activities. "Svenska Institute Ab Anders Beckman. Printed in Sweden by Bengtsons Litografiska AB. Stockholm. 1955." printed at lower right corner. .

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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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      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York 1955 - Octavo, illustrated by Mel Hunter, cloth. 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). "Perhaps Asimov's best early novel" Barron (ed.): Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-18. A few small discoloration spots to top edge of cloth, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to spine ends, a small closed tear to lower front panel (1 cm) and a few tiny rubs spots to front panel. (16897) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        TSF et TV (Radio et TV) (98 numéros)

      TSF et TV 1955 - In-4 (27,5 x 21,5 cm), dos agrafé, 98 numéros de la revue mensuelle TSF et TV (69 numéros, du 315 au 383) devenue Radio et TV (29 numéros, du 421 au 432) ; quelques marques d'usure et petites déchirures sur les plats et le dos, très bon état général. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Mr. Arkadin (Collection of 5 original photographs from the 1955 film)

      Filmorsa / Cari Pictures, Paris 1955 - Collection of 5 vintage single weight photographs from the UK release of the 1955 film. Three of the photos feature the film's star, Orson Welles, one shows the shifty Mischa Auer, and one of the even shiftier Gregoire Asian. Each photograph stamped "MR ARKADIN" in blue on the verso8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine.Criterion Collection 322.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Don Quichotte und Sancho Pansa. Lithographie.

      (Editions Combat pour la Paix), 1955,. 55x38 cm, Lithographie sur papier eais, Large composition du 11.8.55. / Lithographie unten links in der Platte mit *Picasso, 11.8.(19)55* signiert und datiert. Cachet 'Diffusion Nouvelles Images' au dos. 1 feuille.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The October Country

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955: First Edition, First Printing. First state with BB logo printed upside down at base of spine. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. Cloth shows light rubbing at corners and spine ends. A few page corners are lightly bumped. The dust jacket shows light rubbing, edge wear with crimping and short tears, a small stain at base of spine; several tape repairs made from verso. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Guns of the Timberlands

      Jason Press, New York 1955 - On copyright page: "Copyright 1955 by Pantheon Books Inc." Author'sscarce 2nd book. near fine, vg dj w/ small chips, burnt orange bds. Clean, tight 182 pgs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gil's Book Loft]
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        Vols. 1/1954 (1955) - 55/2009 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and the Council of the British School at Athens

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta]
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        Harold and the Purple Crayon

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1955. Small square quarto. Original black cloth-backed printed pictorial boards, spine lettered in white. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with purple detailing on each page by the author. Corners and lower end of spine with mild wear, in the dust jacket with lower flap corner clipped but the $1.50 price remains, moderate wear to extremities, chip to lower end of spine, light abrasion to rear panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of the first book in the series. A very attractive copy of this charming story of what imagination and one crayon can bring.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. Endpapers lightly browned. Otherwise a fine copy in an excellent jacket with toned spine and slightly foxed rear panel. First edition, first impression, second state, printed on the thicker paper stock and with the "shoot" on page 10, line 31 correctly spelled.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        2 Original Shooting Scripts from "The Honeymooners"

      Scarce original shooting scripts from 2 of the 39 "Classic" episodes of "The Honeymooners": "Here Comes the Bride", by Marvin Marx and Walter Stone and "Opportunity Knocks But", by Leonard Stern and Syd Zelinka. Both episodes produced and aired in 1955. Significantly, these copies belonged to--and are signed by-- Sammy Spear, the show's great musical director, and Joe Bigelow, one of its key prodeucers and writing coordinators. The "Bigelow" script, though truncated, is heavily edited thruout in his hand. Wonderful "Honeymooners" memorabilia and very uncommmon as such, in these early, pre-publication states. .

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O., [1955].. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8vo.. Sehr hübsches fünftaktiges Incipit aus dem 1. Satz der Symphonie "Mathis der Maler" mit Widmung für Wilhelm Trautmann, als Dank für dessen freundliches Gedenken zum 60. Geburtstag des Komponisten. - Auf der Rückseite der photographischen Reproduktion eines Jubiläumsblattes.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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. Portfolio a little rubbed and soiled, some chipping and splitting at the edges and on the folds, contents clean and sound, mailing case a touch grubby, 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. This copy was sent out as a promotional item for Edward Stern & Company Inc.'s Optak printing process, a hybrid variant on collotype printing "utilizing among other exclusive elements, special plates and inks, ultra-fine screens … starting at 200 lines and going to as fine as 400 lines" (from the explanatory flyer, tipped onto the verso of the upper wrap). Business reply card loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Weimar, Stätte klassischer Tradition. Bilder von Günther Beyer und Klaus Beier LUXUSAUSGABE in G A N Z L E D E R von O T T O D O R F N E R,

      Weimar Volksverlag Weimar 1955, - Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendig hergestelltem Handeinband der Zeit (echter Ganzfranzband, dunkelblaues Maroquin-Leder / Ganzleder / Leder im Format 24,6 x 32,2 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Linienvergoldung des Einbands in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederhäubchen, lederne Innenfälze und Innenkantenvergoldung. 162 Seiten, mit Frontispiz: Bild des Weimarer Goethe-Schiller-Denkmals von Ernst Rietschel und zahlreichen weiteren eindrucksvollen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (161 ganzseitige s/w Fotos, auf den Seiten 143-159 Erläuterungen dazu) sowie einer Einführung "Zur Geschichte Weimars" und als Anhang einem Verzeichnis der Bilder (Das vorklassische Weimar - Das klassische Weimar - Weimar nach Goethes Tode) - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in makelloser Erhaltung, in handgefertigter Klapp-Kassette, dieser mit Deckeltitel und Molton-gefüttert. - Bestens erhaltener Prachtband aus der Werkstatt des brühmten Buchkünstlers Prof. Otto Dorfner / Weimar im monumentalen Spätstil, welchen auch seine kostbaren Einbände für die NSDAP, deren Gliederungen und Adolf Hitler selbst Führer aufweisen. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Zeitschrift für mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik (ZML); ab Band 39: Mathematical logic quarterly.

      Weinheim u.a., Wiley-VCH u.a., 1955-1997.. Bände 1 - 43 in 35 Bänden.. ISSN: 0044-3050, 0942-5616. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Ritratto di Umberto Albertani.

      1955 - Elio Martinelli (1891-1967) eccellente pittore trentino, molto apprezzato in vita, per anni dimenticato è nato a Chizzola d’Ala, Martinelli ebbe la possibilità di studiare presso le grandi accademie di Monaco, Praga, Milano e Venezia, acquisendo non solo tecnica ma anche aprendo i propri orizzonti.\rNei primi del Novecento si trasferì con la famiglia a Rovereto, dove si iscrisse alla Scuola reale Elisabettina e dove in seguito aprì uno studio nella centrale via Dante. Non aderì mai alle avanguardie. "Egli non ammetteva come valido il linguaggio non dico astrattista ma nemmeno quello di Van Gogh, di Cézanne, di Picasso", scrive il pittore Elmo Ambrosi, che conobbe Martinelli nel 1930 e andava spesso a trovarlo nel suo studio. Guardava agli artisti "tradizionali" ai grandi del Cinquecento e a Tiepolo, nel ritrarre paesaggi locali, scorci cittadini, nudi femminili, ritratti e nature morte.\rMa è soprattutto negli auto-ritratti che dimostra una grande introspezione psicologica. E’ ricordato come un uomo gentile, schivo, generoso, buono. Maestro e amico di Diego Costa fu lui a convincerlo ad abbandonare l’acquarello per passare alla pittura ad olio per poter rendere al meglio i paesaggi innevati. Diego Costa divenne famoso proprio per questi paesaggi, ma stando a studi recenti di Scudiero fu Martinelli ad influire sul Costa e non viceversa come si era sempre pensato; così come per un altro pittore, Luigi Vicentini. Al retro etichetta di catalogazione con indicazione dell’opera.\r\r Formato: Olio su tela di cm 65x86 (dimensioni tela) e di cm 75x95 (circa). Molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Frog Went A-Courtin' [SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR]

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1955 - Large quarto. Unpaginated. [32]pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over black-stamped blue paper covered boards, with black lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers and title page. Title signed by illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky. Inspired by a 400-year-old Scotch ballad, "Frog Went A-Courtin'" garnered a Caldecott (in 1956) for Rojankovsky's illustrations. The story seems as absurd and appealing as ever, with its swashbuckling frog hero, maidenly mouse, and nuptials in a meadow rich with rollicking friends, including a banjo-playing bee and a jigging flea. A first state dust-jacket, priced $2.50, with book's review on front flap, and numbers 40-80 underneath Harcourt, Brace and Company's address. Back flap features a review of "Ape in a Cape." Nevertheless, this first state DJ features the Caldecott gold medallion on lower front cover. The book's colophon indicates the year 1955, but does not state "First edition." DJ rubbed and slightly creased along edges, with head and tail of spine partly chipped. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Dust-jacket in overall good- to good, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. About the illustrator: Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky (1891-1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian émigré illustrator. He is well known both for children's book illustration and for erotic art. He won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration from the American Library Association, recognizing "Frog Went A-Courtin'" by John Langstaff. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary (Inscribed Association copy)

      William Morrow & Co., New York (1955) - Inscribed by the author, to his niece: "To Nordie / One of the Della Streets of the fiction factory / With all my best / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / May 1955." A fine copy, in a near fine pictorial dust jacket, by Bill Hughes. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Contact Press, No place 1955 - The paper issue. 12mo, 17.2 cm. pp [42], [3], unpaged. White card covers printed in grey and blue, with folded flaps. Designed by the Divers Press and printed in Palma de Mallorca, April 1955. 1 cm tear to upper inner corner of title leaf, spine faintly yellowed, else fine, signed by the author. The poet's seventh book, very scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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      New York: Random House,, 1955. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine in brown and black, cream endpapers, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue solander box. Small frayed patch to front board, a few slight spots to edges; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with faintly sunned spine, laminate lifting slightly, and a little toning to edges. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Vic and Evelyn, whose warm hospitality and insight into the conditions I've tried to describe helped in no small way to get this job done. In affectionate friendship, Budd. Aug. 19, 1955." The novel's origins lay in the screenplay for the 1954 American film about union violence and corruption amongst dockworkers, starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger and Eva Marie Saint. The film was originally titled The Hook, for which Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay; he was replaced by Schulberg and the film retitled On The Waterfront after the director, Elia Kazan, identified eight former Communists in the film industry before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in 1952. Schulberg published his book a year after the film's release; it differs slightly from the film and is closer to his original screenplay than the final screen version.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Framed Signed Photograph

      1955 - 9 x 7-inch black-and-white photo of a young, shirtless, muscular Brando getting dressed -- no place, no date, circa 1955. Signed in full with a black pen in the lower right corner. Matted in gray and set in a black and gold frame measuring 15.5 x 13.5 inches. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Small archive of signed items

      New York 1955 - American songwriter in the 1940s and 1950s who wrote the anthem "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," considered one of the greatest rock-n-roll songs of all time. Exceptional small archive consisting of a Dave "Curlee" Williams original autographed manuscript score and lyrics for his song "Uh, Uh, OO - Wee," 12.5 x 9.5 inched, 2 pages, with corrections and changes, Village Music, New York City, copyright 1955; accompanied by the original printed solicitation sheet music of the final draft, sent to vocalists and record company personnel. Also included is a signed standard uniform popular songwriters contract, 11 x 8.25 inches, 2 pages, October 13, 1955, between Dave "Curlee" Williams and Sidney Prosen, whereby Williams agrees to consign the song to publisher Hometown Music, for certain considerations. The contract has a paperclip stain in the upper left corner, but otherwise the items are in near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Here Be Dragons. Stories.

      Paris: Editions Finisterre, 1955 - Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Wrapper very lightly rubbed, spine and top edge just a bit tanned, front hinge cracked. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first collection of short stories. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies out of a total edition of 1125. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed by him on the half-title "For Saul and Emily – my most dragon-like friends, with love from Alfred", along with a sketch of two dragons. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Good Man is Hard to Find

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1955 - A stated first edition copy, black cloth with pink/yellow letters to spine. First state copy and DJ, with tyring for trying on page 125 and wise blood blurbs. Slightly bowed, board edges rubbed. A tight, unmarked sharp-cornered copy. Bookstore sticker to rear pastedown. The price-clipped jacket in mylar has light edgewear and small crease to top of front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Every Building on Wilshire Boulevard

      [N.p.: n.p. c. 1955] - Collection of 105 vernacular 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch photographs of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Predating Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip by approximately ten years, the deadpan images and their sequential arrangement form a linear typology of the street's architecture, as well as its rows of trees, billboards, and gasoline stations. A compelling document of the era's prevailing automobile, storefront, and architectural designs and a classic archive of mid-twentieth-century California. Slight rippling to several prints (but no overt evidence of further moisture damage), pages loosed from publisher's three-ring binder; very good overall.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books]
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      New York: Knopf, 1955.. Cloth. Edges slightly dusty, otherwise a very good copy, in good, somewhat chipped and used dust jacket. First edition. One of two thousand copies printed. An excellent association copy, inscribed by Jarrell on the front endsheet to Ellen Adams (the wife of his first bibliographer), and with the text of his poem, "A War," written out by him in full. The poem is the penultimate work in this collection. With Adams's ownership signature on the front pastedown. ADAMS 7.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Coptic Textiles from Burying Grounds in Egypt in the Collection of Kanegafuchi Spinning Company

      Kyoto: Kanegafuchi Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha. Very Good; 14.5 x 18 (46 cm) Portfolio. Loose sheets in original Japanese . folding case with both bone closures and paper labels. Sheets are in Very . Good condition. Sunning and some wear to case.. 1955. Hardcover. This beautifully produced volume contains 150 large format color plates of textiles from Egypt representing the Greco-Roman, Coptic, Bytzantine, and Islamic eras. Each plate has a description in English and Japanese. The is the loose plate edition. ; 30; [7] pp. .

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        New Hampshire A Poem

      Hanover, New Hampshire: New Dresden Press, 1955. First separate edition. One of 750 copies signed by the author. Title page woodcut by J. J. Lankes. 19 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter cloth and boards. Very fine in original Japanese paper dust wrapper. Signed by Frost on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: The Bodley Head. Very Good/Good. 1955. First Edition. Hardback. 8vo (14 x 20cm) First edition, pp. 183, b/w illustrations. Original dust Jacket good to very good, with some general wear and a little chipping chipping to the head and tail of the spine and corners, but now expertly and seamlessly repaired by a professional paper conservator using the finest conservation materials - methyl celloluse and hand-made Japanese Kozu Shi tissue paper, ensuring that the dust jacket is displayed to its best potential and arresting any further deterioration (and a conservation process that is fully reversible). The dust jacket is not price clipped showing 8s 6d net and now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original blue hard back binding with silver-gilt letering to the spine, very good with a llittle rubbing to edges and a little fading to the spine. Contents clean and tight, original end papers, no inscriptions, minimal spotting. A very good first edition copy in a good/very good restored original dust jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Derrière le Miroir, No. 79-80-81: Fernand Léger

      Editions Pierre à Feu - A. Maeght, Paris 1955 - Folio. 12, [8]pp. Original lithographic wrappers by Fernand Léger. Published in October 1955 for the exhibition "Hommage à Fernand Léger" held at the Maeght Gallery, Paris, this issue of DLM is complete with its 5 color lithographs, of which 2 in double page (including wrappers) and 20 reproductions in black and white. Text by Pierre Reverdy "Pour tenir tête à son époque." Ex-library copy (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) with stamp and sticker on front cover. Moderate age wear on wrappers with spine slightly creased, and moderate age-toning along paper margin. Lower back corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in good+ condition. 'Derrière le Miroir' accompanied each exposition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris France. The first issue appeared in 1946, The last #253 of the collection in 1982. DLM is born out of the passion of Aime and Marguerite Maeght. The first issues were intended by Aime Maeght to be spread among a large public, with original lithographs. 10,000 Copies were printed and distributed through kiosks. This failed completely and the remaining copies were sold by weight to finance the printing of issue 4, which was printed at only 1500 copies and was the catalog for the George Braque exhibition at the Galerie. Jacques Kober and Rene Char wrote the texts. This concept was continued in later issues combining great writers with great artists. In 1947, Adrien Maeght, joined the firm of his parents and assisted his father in the layout and execution. The artists created original lithographs to illustrate DLM. Mourlot did the lithographic printing and the text was printed by Union in issues 4-115. From 116-148, DLM was shot in the studios of Aime Maeght. Since 1960 an edition 'deluxe' was issued, on Arches paper, limited to 150 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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 gently cocked, mild cockling to boards, edges of text block faintly spotted. An excellent copy in a jacket with a lightly toned spine. First edition in the English language, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden in the same year, translated from manuscript as Den stillsamme amerikanen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Document Signed

      - ("Natalie Wood") in blue ink, April 7, 1955. 8 1/2" x 11", 1 page (recto only). Fine, fresh (two file holes in the upper margin) Personnel form, completed in Wood's hand and signed twice by her as a minor; also signed by her mother, Maria S. Gurdin. Wood signed the signature line and also pens her name at the head of the form. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Edges slightly rubbed, spines a little toned, a few very minor spots to edges; an excellent set. First edition, first printing, first issue of one of the most notorious books of the 20th century, 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. The second issue appeared with the publisher's over-price sticker to the back covers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pictures of the Gone World

      City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA 1955 - The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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      London: The Bodley Head. 1955. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, with a little rubbing and bumping to the board extremities. The contents complete and with a neat ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which has a little darkening to the extremities. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955. First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first novel by this Nobel Prize-winning author, a high-spot of twentieth-century British literature -- the story of "well-brought-up" little boys who find themselves on a deserted island. Basis for the film. Near Fine/Fine but for incidental toning to the dust jacket flaps -- a very clean copy. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Television Plays

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1955. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull as usual, else near fine in a slightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. A curious double-inscribed copy, first Inscribed, apparently to a family member: "To a Chayefsky from The Chayefsky," which has then been crossed out and re-inscribed "To Dr. Gilbert from Paddy Chayefsky." Chayefsky's first book, a collection of six plays including Marty, an excellent character study that was the basis for the film which won deserved Oscars for Chayefsky, Ernest Borgnine, director Delbert Mann, and Best Picture. Not often found inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Pictures of the Gone World

      City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA 1955 - The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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