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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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      Anti-Defamation League of B';nai B';rith, 1955. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine binding. The seven stories are designed to help children manage difficult situations in appropriate ways and cover art (and a few drawings) are charming, early Sendak. The stories are in individual stapled pamphlets and they are in Fine condition. The box which houses them has some light soiling. The lid is no longer attached to the bottom of the box, which must be nearly always the case. Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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      London: Jonathan Cape 1955, 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. Both book and wrapper are lightly used, with some toning to edges, faint offset browning to flyleaves, jacket a little spotted to rear panel, minor edgewear, spine sunned, no chips, tears, price-clipping or owner names. A very good copy, housed in an elegant leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Original advertising artwork for the James Bond novel 'Moonraker'

      [1955], 1955. Dimensions 205 x 200mm. Paste-up montage design for the novel published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1955. Mapping ink and printed collage on artist's board, displaying a spirits bottle with accompanying text 'Bottled in Bond (James)' and 'Stop at your local bookshop for a dose of Moonraker the sensational new 100 proof spine-curling concotion...', with a supporting quote from Raymond Chandler. An exceptional piece of Bondiana. Owned in conjuction with Lucius Books of York. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 118.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        An American Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright

      New York: Horizon Press, 1955. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Fine. INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1955 1st edition. Tight and VG- (with light staining along the bottom-edges of the front panel) in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine example of this later state dustjacket. Tall quarto, 269 pgs.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Preußen - HusarenRegt.1 1756-63.

      . Öl auf Hartfaser v. Fritz Lattke, um 1955, 24,5 x 25. Auf sein Pferd aufsitzender Offizier. - In den Bewegungen von Pferd und Reiter sehr gut getroffene Darstellung. Farbfrisch und sehr gut erhalten. - Unten rechts signiert: F. Lattke. Verso bezeichnet. Fritz Lattke, eigentlich Friedrich Karl Lattke, niedersorbisch Fryco Latk (7.2. 195 Neuendorf/Lndkrs. Cottbus - 9.11. 1890 Weimar), war sorbisch-deutscher Maler, Grafiker, Buch-lllustrator und Comic Zeichner. - Neben seinen bedeutenderen Landschaftsgemälden hat Lattke eine kleine Anzahl Historienbilder geschaffen, zu denen das hier vorliegende gehört. - In einem Rahmen der 50er Jahre.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Nemzetközi Szövetkezeti Nap. Szeptember 10. [International Co-operative Day. Szeptember 10.]

      (1955), (Budapest) 1955 - 120 × 85 cm. György Pál (1906-1986) was a Hungarian graphic artist and poster designer. His first posters appeared in the late 1920s, but he became more frequently commissioned in the 1950s. Most of these works were propaganda posters for the Communist Party in socialist realist style like this poster. Artistically restored. In fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Les Européens - Photographies

      Paris: Éditions Verve, 1955 - Gr.4° - Unpaginated - 114 B/w Original Photographs taken between 1950 and 1955 by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. first edition, text in French language. Original covers after an original composition by Joan Mirò. As New ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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      Edition Originale, Paris 1955 - Illustrated with an original lithograph by Nicolas de Stael, on the cover, One of 190 copies in Arches paper, from a total edition of 210 copies. Signed in Colophon by Pierre Lecuire in pen, and a dedication on the title page by Lecuire to the Lucien Scheler. The book is complete and well preserved in its original blue slipcase, the original lithograph is in very good condition on the front cover, the part on the spine is slightly tanned. Ref: The Artist and the Book 291 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB)]
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        Selbstbildnis nach links.

      - Leicht getönte Lithographie, 1955, signiert. 36:32 cm. Arp 2, Abb. Als Frontispiz.- Im Stein monogrammiert. Mit dem Atelierstempel. Auf Velin mit dem Wasserzeichen der Griffelkunst-Vereinigung, Hamburg. Im Passepartoutausschnitt minimal gebräunt, leicht knitterfaltig, zwei Klebespuren an den Rändern.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints.

      Tokyo, Tokio, The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, 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 ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Au Soleil du Plafond

      1955. GRIS, Juan. Au soleil du Plafond. By Pierre Reverdy. 152, [3] pp. With 11 color lithographs. Large folio, loose as issued in original wrappers, edges uncut, in folding chemise and slightly worn box. Paris: Teriade, 1955. |~||~||~| Reverdy's manuscript for these twenty poems is here reproduced in facsimile, with eleven strikingly colored lithographs by his friend Juan Gris. A mint copy of a book which has now become rare due to the breaking up of the book by the print trade. One of 205 copies on Arches, signed by Reverdy, the literary Cubist. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris 332.76.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (New and Revised Edition)

      Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, New York 1955 - Hardcover Second Edition 1st Printing. Second State with "6000" on p. 16 but "really" spelled correctly on page xx, line 6, no markings, no names, NOT ex-lib, slight shelf wear to blue cloth boards & small stains foredge text block, jacket bears the original $4.50 price to the flap, spine a touch darkened, very slight chipping to the spine ends, small closed tear to spine top, else a bright tight exemplary copy of the first issue of the extensively revised Second Edition, scarce as such (dj in mylar protector); 1957 AA pamphlet with directory of meetings, 12 Traditions, etc laid in; 8vo; xxxii + 575pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nighttown Books]
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        The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. This FIRST ISSUE dustjacket with NO blurbs under the titles on the back panel has the publisher's printed price present with minor wear to the spine. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages have minor wear to the edges with NO writing, marks or bookplates in book. A sharp copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE RETURN OF THE KING. Being the third book in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1955. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine and square copy, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. The folded map to the rear is present as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and darkened dustwrapper which remains entirely without loss and with the red titles sharp and unfaded to the spine. Not price-clipped. A beautiful copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      Edizioni d'Arte a la chance du bibliophile, Milano 1955 - A cura di Fernando Palazzi Per l'improvvisa morte del Pittore Gino Boccasile avvenuta in Milano il 10 Maggio 1952, l'opera e' stata completata da Sante Albertarelli, Walter Molino, Giulio Bertoletti, Giorgio De Gaspari 101 tavole sciolte raccolte in astuccio cart.con tit in rosso al piatto e al dorso e cofanetto(1 per ogni vol) in mz. tela e piatti marmorizzati., velina protettiva in acetato con mancanze al dorso al I vol, e quasi totalmente mancante al II vol. bruniture agli astucci,soprattutto al II vol, tavole in ottimo stato edizione speciale su carta Fabriano 500 copie numerate, la nostro: 00320 il numero e' impresso al I vol, non al II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Invito alla lettura]
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      (Jerusalem: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency. 1955). First. First Israeli edition, and the first hardcover edition (there was also a wrappered issue of the Israeli edition). Two volumes in one. Original blue leather-textured papercovered boards in dustwrapper. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers as usual, small and light stain on rear fly leaf, else near fine in a modestly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with some tanning to the white portion of the spine and a few modest chips. The first hardcover edition (the true first, Paris edition, was published in two wrappered volumes). Stamped with the number 1442 on the front flap, Nabokov bibliographer Michael Juliar believes all copies of the Israeli edition were numbered, both hardcover and wrappered, and had never seen a number higher than 1398. A very uncommon issue of a high spot of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        An Autobiography

      London: Hulton Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original black morocco, titles to spine and top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 94 plates from photographs. Small scuff to head of spine, contents very slightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with a few short closed tears and faded spine panel. Revised edition, one of a limited edition of 195 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        alpha. Neue Dichtung. Hrsg. Hanns Weissenborn.

      Wien, 1955 - Wien, 1955-1960. 8°. Folge 1-13 (= alles Erschienene) in den Originalheften (Folge 2-8 mit illustrierten Umschlägen von Egon Schiele, Wander Bertoni, Jean Cocteau ['Für Alpha und seine Freunde'], Pablo Picasso ['Francoise', von der Galerie Würthle zur Verfügung gestellt], Federico Garcia Lorca, Kurt Moldovan und Paul Flora; 1 und 9-13 in typographischer Gestaltung). Nach einem Vorläufer in Linz ('Von Mensch zu Mensch' 1950-1952 mit Kurt Klinger als Herausgeber) entwickelte sich die Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen von H.C. Artmann, Eugen Gomringer, Wieland Schmied u.a. (nach einer ersten längeren Pause) mit Folge 4 (Erstdruck 'Hier' von Paul Celan) unter Weissenborns alleiniger Ägide zur bedeutendsten Zeitschrift der Avantgarde um Artmann. Mit der ersten Dokumentation der Wiener Dialektdichtung im Januar 1956 (Folge 8): Artmann ('wienerlieder', Ernst Kein, Gerhard Rühm (u.a. 'kindafazara' und 'Dialektdichtung'); weiters Beiträgen von René Altmann, Alberto Anzola [Nachdichtung von Artmann], Karl Armandola, Hans Bender, Ernst David, Johannes Fischer, George Forestier [vor der Enttarnung als Karl Emerich Krämer], Friedrich Heller, Ramon Gomez de la Serna [Üs. Artmann, Weissenborn], Eugen Gomringer, Johannes Hübner, Ernst Jandl, Kurt Klinger, Hertha Kräftner, Hubert Fabian Kulterer, Anton Lehmden, Friederike Mayröcker, Conny Hannes Meyer, Andreas Okopenko ['Zur konkreten Dichtung'], Renate Reitmayer, Heinrich Ringleb, Wieland Schmied, Karl Seemann, Max Spiegel, Ernst Steinkellner, Joachim Uhlmann, Günter Wolf u.a. Schließt im Verständnis für Literatur an die 'publikationen' von Okopenko an. Mit 'Notizen' zum Programm der Galerie Würthle [Herbert Boeckl, 'Magnum-Fotos' u.a.]; die zweite Pause [zwischen den Folgen 8 und 9] währte vom Jänner 1956 bis zum September 1959. Folge 10 (November/Dezember 1959) mit dem Verriss der Beiträge von Friedrich Achleitner und Gerhard Rühm zu 'hosn rosn baa' (gez. hawelka, wohl Weissenborn), Nr. 12 mit Weissenborns Vorwort ['Nachdem die letzte Folge . einige Leser veranlasst hat, auf die weitere Zusendung . zu verzichten (meine Herren, wir sind wieder unter uns . ), hoffe ich, mit dem vorliegenden Heft nicht weniger Protest zu erregen [.] Der Kreis der Autoren erweitert sich also rascher als der der Leser'], Nr. 13 mit Autorenverzeichnis der Folgen 9-13 und der Ankündigung des nicht mehr erschienenen Heftes 14 für September 1960. Bis Nr. 9 sehr selten. DLZ 28; Vgl. Fritsch Katalog 14/1504 (1994). Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        An Original Formal Photograph of the Seventh Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting in London, 31 January - 8 February 1955

      1955., 1955. A large black and white photograph (36.5 cm x 28.5 cm) of the 9 Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth countries, 5 sitting at the front, 4 standing behind, Churchill seating at the front and in the middle. SIGNED by all on the first mount underneath the photograph, each below their respective place. Beautifully and professionally mounted and framed. Total of the framed picture: 63 cm x 59 cm.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Jonathan Cape, London 1955 - A First Impression of the First Edition in just about Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-wrapper with printed price of '10s. 6d. Net' Minor paper restoration to spine ends, little darkening and soiling. Variant with 'shoot' spelt correctly on page 10. Gilbert A3a (1.2) ; Third 1955 entry into the James Bond literary series, Fleming delivers a thriller set entirely on British turf. Main villain Hugo Drax, who is a leading member of British society, is not what he seems nor is his weapon being built to protect the Homeland. M is convinced the industrialist is cheating at cards, but there's a lot more at stake Basis for the movie with Roger Moore and Bond Girl Lois Chiles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Moonraker (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955., 1955. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING B (Linson material). Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, without jacket. This version is in the Linson cloth, which has a higher sheen and closer pattern/texture and is both described and illustrated on page 8 of the bibliography. Binding B also "appears to be fractionally shorter" (Gilbert, p.97). Such bindings seem to be less common in commerce. The text block features the correct spelling of 'shoot' on page 10. The edges are rather foxed and the flyleaves have some offset browning, but the cloth boards are close to fine with a minor lean but no bumping or marking. An uncommon and previously unrecorded variant, housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box. A3a (1.3)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        While The Clock Ticked, Childrens Mystery Series # 11, STATED 1ST UK EDITION, Hardy Boys in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue

      Harold Hill & Son Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne ,UK, 1955 Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator AU Scott I'll Tell my Story while the Clock Ticks, Cackled the Madman, Orange & White Pictorial GRETTA Endpapers FOXing. NO Other Internals, HBDJ, STATED 1st Published in Great Britain 1955, TRUE 1st British Edition ,VG-/GOOD+. AS-IS, Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+. First UK Edition. 12mo -Bright Orange Tweed Cloth Titled in Black with Hardy Boys Silhouetthe on Front Cvr, Book spine Cvr Light Fade Btm cvr, Tight and square, faint toning BTM SPINE CVR END . Dust jacket is price clipped, wear to corners, Slight loss at Yellow spine DJ ends at Btm with Small tears but #11 Intact, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, Edge creases small Triangular Corner chip Hardly affects Illustration at Left Corner, Titles on the Further Titles in this Series page that List Thru Secret Wildcat Swamp, Text is in good Shape. Interior Nice, tight Clean Light rub, wear, Fox , 222 pgs, + ADS in back Nancy Drew Ends with Secret Red Gate Farm shows 6s. NET , DJ Light wear tiny chips Tears Extremities, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Back Inner Flap DJ Lists Thru Nancy Drew Secret Red Gate Farm, Back of DJ Light rub, wear TINY BTM EDGE CHIP & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of Bk Footprints Under Window Mystery with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys, Light Scuff Spine DJ edges, Franklin Dixon Name front Btm DJ Printed in Orange. Moderate browning and some soiling to top and bottom page edge, light spotting to prelims. Some fading and bumping to spine ends. Light soiling and creasing, moderate chipping and tearing to edges not intruding on text.; 12mo , Inner Flap DJ PriceClipped List thru Crisscross Shadow, ,in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue Shirt Other in Red Shirt White Collar inside Room with Grandfather Clock & Old Man entering Room in Grey Suit & Black Bow Tie , The boys, having won a large, tall clock at the local fair, deposit it in the living room. A few feet away, Aunt Gertrude, engrossed in the latest novel from the Olympia Press, rears up her head and yells, "For Christ's sake, what's that damn ticking sound?" Suddenly the bottom door of the clock opens and a madman holding a knife steps out. Auntie smiles and says, "Well, now we're talking!". Hardy boys aid in vindicating a man who has been wrongly accused of a crime. 1st Edition.

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        The cultures of prehistoric Egypt. Vol. I and Vol. II (complete)

      Oxford University Press 1955-1960 - Vol. I: 11 + 122 pages, 13 plates, revised edition of 1955 (first edition: 1947). Vol. II: 12 + 164 pages, 13 plates, revised edition of 1960 (first edition: 1947). Both volumes in original yellow soft cover. Covers a bit worn, but otherwise perfect condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Trout Flies: Naturals and Imitations

      Harrisburg, Pa: Stackpole, 1955. First Edition, number 3 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are handcolored by the author. 1 vols. 4to. Padded brown calf. Very fine copy in custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Modern Fiction Studies. A critical quarterly published by the modern fiction club of purdue university.

      Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Univiversity Press, 1955-1995.. Bände 1 - 41 + Index zu den Bänden 1 - 30 in zusammen 40 Bänden. 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0026-7724. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.Bände 1 - 13 Kraus Reprint.

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1955 - Landmark collaboration between poet and photographer. Beautifully printed photographic illustrations by Roy deCarava. 98 pages, slim 16mo, pictorial wrappers. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1955). First edition, in the preferred soft cover issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa

      The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa Book Fund / Central News Agency, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Limited Edition, Signed by Author(s)771 pages (complete) with folded maps. Numbered 142 of 300 Subscribers' Edition. Signed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, John Voelcker and the Hon. Editor, Dr D. Meredith. Included: a complimentary card acknowledging the book number (no. 142); relevant press cutting; a carbon copy of a typed review of the book. Covered in full green leather. The dustjacket is covered with a neat clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is much worn and torn. The leather cover is worn about the shelving edges. The binding is very strong and muscular. The the bodies of the cover are handsome and genteel. The frontis and end pages have adhesive tape residue. The papertrims have handling and shelving marks. The presentation plate has a previous owner signature. There is evidence of use throughout. The contents are clear, clean, healthy, sure, fit, firm, tidy and assured. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Africana - Grasses; Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: anbr.

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        TUNNEL IN THE SKY. With a Typed Postal Card Signed to a Reviewer

      New York:: Scribners,, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine. TYPED POSTAL CARD SIGNED BY ROBERT HEINLEIN. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with chips, front flap clipped with price intact, minimal scuffs. First State Dust Jacket with price $2.50 on the flap. 8vo. 273 pp.

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        Farblitho 6.

      - Lithogaphie in Graugrün und Schwarz, 1955, signiert und datiert. 34,5:50 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Dr. Helmut Goedeckemeyer, Frankfurt a.M., nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Schnieder 33; Gabler 30. - Tadelloser Abdruck auf Velin.

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        Eloise Manuscript Archive

      [New York]. Published by Simon and Schuster, 1955-59. 1 vols. 4to. Archive: age-toning to six leaves, some marginal tears, else fine, in custom half burgundy morocco clamshell box. The Immortal 'Eloise': Manuscript Archive "I AM ELOISE. I AM SIX" : AN EXTRAORDINARY CHILDREN'S TREASURE: A UNIQUE ARCHIVE INCLUDING AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFTS FOR KAY THOMPSON'S CLASSIC, ELOISE  Extraordinary archive collection of manuscripts and typescripts for Kay Thompson's famous first Eloise book, with materials from the collection of Eloise songwriter Robert Wells. The archive includes 26 pages in Thompson's hand and many other pages with her handwritten notes. "While still on tour [as a singer] with the Williams Brothers sometime around 1950, Thompson had arrived late to a rehearsal one night and playfully apologized to the crew in a high little girl voice, identifying herself as a six-year-old named Eloise. The character became a recurring joke, and Thompson played the part of the mischievous child with her fellow performers at rehearsals and after work for the rest of the act's run. One night during her new act at the Plaza's Persian Room, a friend in the audience called for 'Eloise' to say something, and Thompson responded with a few minutes of the character, to everyone's great amusement. As the personality of the tyke emerged in Thompson's spontaneous riffs, Eloise became increasingly well defined, and a friend suggested that she become the subject of a book. The friend introduced Thompson to Hilary Knight, a well-known children's illustrator, and the combination clicked. Thompson took three weeks off from performing and sketched out the tale of the irrepressible little sophisticate she had been voicing. Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups... tickled both children and adults and sold more than 150,000 hardbound copies within a year of its publication in 1955. The impish character inevitably generated a sequel, Eloise in Paris (1957), followed by Eloise at Christmastime (1958) and Eloise in Moscow (1959). Thompson, a perfectionist, was never wholly satisfied with the sequels, whose republication she refused to permit during her lifetime" (ANB). A final Eloise book, Eloise Takes a Bawth, was published posthumously in 2002. The archive includes early drafts of the first Eloise book, drafts for a presentation Thompson gave introducing Eloise, drafts for a 1956 dramatization of Eloise (which departed wildly from the book), and drafts for the 1956 song "Eloise" with music by Emmy-winning composer Robert Wells, best known for co-writing "The Christmas Song" with Mel Tormé. Included are four pages of manuscript sheet music in Wells' hand, a 45-rpm record of the finished song with Wells' signature on the sleeve, and a copy of the songwriter's renewal contract; a brief draft for an unrelated character; a publicity flyer for the book; and an envelope from illustrator Hilary Knight addressed to Thompson and postmarked in the year of the book's publication. In all, there are 26 pages in Thompson's large, distinctive hand; 26 typewritten pages, many with Thompson's handwritten notes; and 18 pages in a secretarial hand. Many of the draft pages include characters and incidents that do not appear in the book; the archive includes a draft page in Thompson's hand with the immortal lines, "I am Eloise. I am six." This archive is the only known manuscript version of Eloise-no other drafts are known to be extant-and as such represents a great rarity in children's classics.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Flower Show - Little Brown Mouse Book #10 (Ten)

      Heinemann, U.K., 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition, Signed, Illustrated By: Wigglesworth, KatherineSize: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, 65 pages. Signed, inscribed and dated 1955 by Alison Uttley atop half-title page.Minor soiling to contents. Partial lean to spine. Moderate external wear and soiling to unmarked book. Average wear to mylar protected dust jacket with chips near foot of spine. A wonderful treasure for fans of this beloved British children's author.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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