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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience

      Paris: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust. Very Good+. 1955. First. Hardback. Full publisher's orange morocco boards, generally bright; gilt decoration and titling, bright. Spine very slightly darkened. Binding very tight; gilt foredges, bright. 31 vibrant colour facsimile plates, printed on rectos only. A facsimile of copy Z in the "Census of Blake's Illuminated Books" published by The Grolier Club of New York in 1953. This is no. XVIII of 526 numbered copies: nos VI-XX (ie including this one) each contain an original guide sheet and stencil - the supplementary notes (which are part of the volume) regarding the stencils and printing process have been hand-written in a beautiful italic. Marbled paper board slipcase; paper a trifle rubbed, but slipcase very solid; the front slot is edged with leather.; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); Unpaginated pages .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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        Un Paese., (Milano), Guilio Einaudi editore, 1955; 23,2 x 29,5 cm. 87 Schwarzweiss-Fotografien in Tiefdruck von Paul Strand, 107 Seiten. Original Leinen im (etwas benutzten) illustriertem Original Schutzumschlag (dieser mit wenig sichtbarer schmalen Lichtkante). Einband an den Kanten leicht gebräunt; Ecken leicht bestossen; kleiner Prägestempel auf Titel und Nachtitel; Inhalt mit leichter Benutzungsspur an den Blattecken. - Auf dem Vortitel Signatur von Cesare Zavattini vom 09.12.1955. - Sauberes, vollständiges Ex. der Erstauflage. - Text in Italienisch.

      - ***** Paul Strand / Cesare Zavattini: Un Paese. (Milano), Guilio Einaudi editore, 1955; 23,2 x 29,5 cm. 87 B/W photographs in rotogravure by Paul Strand; pp. 107. Original cloth with (slight used) Illustrator original dust wrapper (dj minor sunned). Cloth at book edge minor browned; edges slight bumped; small embossing punch on title leaves; contents corners slight bumped. - On pre-title signature by Cesare Zavattini from Dec. 09, 1955. - Clean, complete copy of first edition. - Text in Italian. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: FOTO-Antiquariat Joachim und Silvia FAHL]
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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      Simon & Schuster, NY 1955 - A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava. The card is fine, laid into a very good copy of the wrappered issue of the book, which has a spine lean and rubbing to the joints. Together with the recipient's copy (with her bookplate, also dated 1982) of Roy DeCarava: Photographs, the exhibition catalog from a 1975 show at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Laid into this are a press release and a promotional card for a 1982 show at the Witkin Gallery in New York. DeCarava was an African-American photographer from Harlem whose work was immortalized in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Seven Year Itch

      20th Century Fox 1955 - This is an Original Theatrical Release 27" x 41" Movie Poster of the film The Seven Year Itch, starring the iconic Marilyn Monroe. This is Monroe at her comedic best playing the naive innocent who just oozes sexuality. Poster is in VG to Fine Condition, is linen backed and has been professionally archive mounted in a dual accent frame with museum glass. The stated price includes domestic shipping with insurance included. However, local pick up will result in a discounted price. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bound By Books]
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        Beijing Wing Bao Jian Bookstore, New Painting / Poem collection. Ch i Pai-shih. neue Zeichnungen, Grafiken / Gedichte. Sprache: chinesisch. 2 Bände. Nr. 5040., two volumes.

      Peking 1955 - 80 farbige Illustr., 88 Doppelblätter, blaue Blockbücher, 80 colored Illustr. on double-folded leaves, blue bolkbooks, in Kassette mit Rohseidebezug, 31,5 x 21,5 cm, silk folding case, with bone claps, QI Baishi (1864 - 1957) kl. Läsuren, only the cassette with little signs of using, very fine color woodblock printed books. The illustrations: flowers, plants, vegetables, horse, birds, insects, butterflies, rabbits and other animals, landscapes , fruits, persons. etc. +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

      [Bookseller: Der ANTIQUAR in LAHR, Werner Engelmann]
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        The Spectator

      (Louisville): Athenaeum Literary Association. 1955. The publication of the "literary association" of several Louisville, KY, high schools, which was in effect a social club -- and drinking club -- for the sons of the wealthy elite of the city. Thompson was accepted to the club as a freshman and developed a reputation as an extreme prankster: his "rushes" for the new recruits were the most outlandish of any member, and his own exploits constantly pushed at and past the accepted norms for the members. Thompson was 17 at the time of publication and a senior at Louisville Male High School. Signed (at a later date) by Thompson on the tissue guard preceding the page with the association's seal. Thompson is listed as an Associate Editor on the masthead and is later referred to as the Censor. He contributes an essay, "Open Letter to the Youth of Our Nation," that was the Third Prize Essay in the Nettleroth Contest, and which begins, "Young people of America, awake from your slumber of indolence and harken to the call of the future! Do you realize that you are rapidly becoming a doomed generation?" The essay, credited to Thompson, is signed within the text, "John J. Righteous-Hypocrite." His other contribution -- an essay entitled "Security" -- is even more scathing, and it sets the stage for the posture that Thompson took throughout his life: it begins by asking the question of whether security "is a utopian goal or is it another word for rut?" And it ends with another question, asking "who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on the shore and merely existed?" There is also a photograph of Thompson in the annual, and his mother's name is included on the "Family Page." Thompson was expelled from the ALA shortly after this was published: he was involved in a robbery with two friends; the friends' wealthy parents got the other two off the hook but Thompson's father had died and his mother had no pull; he served 30 days in jail and was not allowed to take final exams or graduate from his high school when he got out. He left Louisville and joined the Air Force. Exceedingly scarce: we have never seen another copy for sale, or anywhere, for that matter. When the collector who own this brought it to Thompson to get it signed, Hunter tried to buy it from him as he did not have a copy himself. Thompson made him promise to offer it to him first if he ever did sell it. Thompson died before the collector decided to part with it. We can find no evidence that Thompson contributed to any earlier issue of this publication; there is only one copy (possibly) in an institutional library: the University of Kentucky holds a publication called "The Anthenaea" which may be a later name for the Spectator, and may include this issue, although that is not clear from their catalog listing. Without doubt the rarest publication in Hunter Thompson's body of work; the earliest; and one that foreshadows in clear terms the path he would take in his life over the coming decades -- that of an outsider, challenging the rules and norms, and defying authorities and the status quo, with passion, anger, and humor. Previous owner name, fading to spine, abrasion to front cover; still about very good in wrappers. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik. 2 Bände. Von Elmar Edel. Band 3: Register der Zitate. Bearbeitet von Rolf Gundlach und Barbara Schwarzkopf. (= Analecta Orientalia, Band 34/39).

      Rom: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum 1955-67.. 3 Bände (vollständig). XLIV, 397, 15; LXXXIII Seiten 379-625; IX, 54 Seiten. 4° (25-35 cm). Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback].. Rücken von Band 1 minimal eingerissen. Einbände allgemein minimal berieben. Block von Band 1 leicht gelockert. Einband von Band 3 gelöst. - Insgesamt gut bis ordentlich erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        There Was an Ancient House. A Novel

      London: Methuen and Co Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Scratch to fore-edge, contents toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and foxed jacket with a little dampstain to the slightly tanned spine panel, a few nicks and short closed tears and a small chip from the lower panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For Biel ?- In memory of a hilarious week in Suffield. Ben K. Sept 1965".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        First Four Minutes (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK printing published by Putnam (UK) in 1955.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.A little pushing at the spine tips but the corners remain sharp.Toning and spotting to the text block which has lightly encroached onto the page edges in places due to the poor quality of paper used in production.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little rubbing to the spine folds,spine and corners in a few places.Red lettering to the spine is only mildly faded. A little edge wear in places but a much better wrapper than usually encountered.The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the title page: 'To Richard, Roger Bannister, (3.59-4)'.The (3.59-4) refers to the actual time it took for Bannister to break the four minute mile!,Very exceptional for Bannister to add this timing to any signing and as such a wonderful addition!.Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        MOONRAKER

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Memorial of the Government of Saudi Arabia. Arbitration for the settlement of the territorial dispute between Muscat and Abu Dhabi on the one side and Saudi Arabia on the other.

      [Cairo], 1955.. Folio. 3 vols. XII, 539 pp. (20), 343 pp. (8), 624 pp. With the maps in a separate packet (supplement to vol. II). Numerous illustrations and maps. Original printed wrappers.. Only edition. Includes sections, "The geographical setting"; "The people and the tribes"; "Historical background relating to the disputed areas, 1765-1955"; "The diplomatic background, 1911-1954"; "Legal submissions of Saudi Arabia"; etc. The documents here presented are those representing the Saudi argument. Abdel Rahman Azzam (Azzam Pasha), a firebrand Arab nationalist who first accused Britain of stealing Arab oil in the region, here acts as the agent of King Saud. In fact, this Memorial was the work of the historical section of Aramco, headed by George Rentz. It seeks to legitimise Saudi claims to the disputed territory through the production of "tax" records paid by tribesmen. The counter-argument held that these payments were little more than extortion. - Quite scarce. - OCLC 34095034. Not in Macro.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Letter from Yigal Yadin to Professor Klausner]

      Jerusalem, Israel 1955 - Yigael Yadin, born Yigael Sukenik (20 March 1917 ¿ 28 June 1984) was an Israeli archeologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. He was the son of noted archeologist Eleazar Sukenik and educationalist and women's rights activist Hasya Feinsod Sukenik. He joined the Haganah at age 15, and served there in a variety of different capacities. In 1946 he left the Haganah following an argument with its commander Yitzhak Sadeh over the inclusion of a machine gun as part of standard squad equipment. He was a university student when, in 1948, shortly before the State of Israel declared its independence, he was called back to active service by David Ben-Gurion. He was Head of Operations during Israel's War of Independence, and was responsible for many of the key decisions made during the course of that war. In June 1948 he threatened to resign during the Generals' Revolt during which he accused Ben-Gurion of attempting "to transform the army as a whole into an army of one political party (Mapai)". Yadin was appointed Chief of Staff of the IDF on 9 November 1949, following the resignation of Yaakov Dori, and served in that capacity for three years. He resigned on 7 December 1952, over disagreements with then prime minister and defense minister David Ben-Gurion about cuts to the military budget, which he argued should be at least one third of the national budget. Upon leaving the military, he devoted himself to research and began his life's work in archeology. In 1956 he received the Israel Prize in Jewish studies, for his doctoral thesis on the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As an archeologist, he excavated some of the most important sites in the region, including the Qumran Caves, Masada, Hazor, and Tel Megiddo. Even as an archeologist, Yadin never completely abandoned public life. On the eve of the Six-Day War, he served as a military adviser to prime minister Levi Eshkol. In 1976 Yadin formed the Democratic Movement for Change, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym Dash, together with Professor Amnon Rubinstein, Shmuel Tamir, Meir Amit, Meir Zorea, and many other prominent public figures. The new party seemed to be an ideal solution for many Israelis who were fed up with alleged corruption in the Labor Alignment (the dominant party in Israel from its founding and up to that time), which included the Yadlin affair, the suicide of Housing Minister Avraham Ofer, and Leah Rabin's illegal dollar-denominated account in the United States. Furthermore, Dash was a response to the increasing sense of frustration and despair in the aftermath of the 1973 war, and the social and political developments that followed in its wake. Many people regarded Yadin, a warrior and a scholar, as the quintessential prototype of the ideal Israeli, untainted by corruption, who could lead the country on a new path. In the 1977 elections, which transformed the Israeli political landscape, the new party did remarkably well for its first attempt to enter the Knesset, winning 15 of the 120 seats. As a result of the election, Likud party leader Menachem Begin was initially able to form a coalition without Dash (or parties to its left), significantly lowering the bargaining power of Dash. Dash joined the coalition after a few months. As the new Deputy Prime Minister, Yadin played a pivotal role in many events that took place, particularly the contacts with Egypt, which eventually led to the signing of the Camp David Accords and the peace treaty between Israel and its neighbor. Nevertheless, Dash itself proved to be a failure, and the party broke up into numerous splinter factions; Yadin joined the Democratic Movement, but it too split up and he sat as an independent MK for the remainder of his term. During a cabinet meeting, May 1981, while still Deputy Prime Minister, he accused Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan of "lying to the government" and told Prime Minister Begin "You have lost control of the defense establishment."

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Star Ship on Saddle Mountain

      hardcover. Good. Macmillan 1955, first printing; clean text and sturdy binding; moderate dust jacket wear, including chipping, clipped corners, and discoloration; boards straight and solid with some age spots; name inside front cover; light tanning

      [Bookseller: Stella Used Books]
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        Leger.

      Paris. Editions Pierre a Feu. A. Maeght, Editeur. Oct.-Nov.-Dec. 1955.. Folio. 16 p. Avec 6 lithographies en couleurs (dont 2 en double page). Broche.. Texte de Pierre Reverdy "Pour tenir tete a son Epoque".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Sonnentau., 65. Publikation der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1955 - (4) Blatt, 68 (7) Seiten, (4) Blatt. der Buchrücken minimal lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buchungelesen und wie neu, eins von 114 arabisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, hier die Nummer 29. Fünfundsechzigster Oltener Liebhaberdruck. Druck der Offizin Dietschi & Cie, Olten, in einer einmaligen Gesamtauflage von fünfhundertneunzig numerierten Exemplaren in der Bodoni-Antiqua von Hand gesetzt und auf Zerkall-Bütten abgezogen. Sechsundzwanzig Exemplare mit römischen Ziffern I bis XXVI sind als Ganzfranzbände in rotbraunes Oasenziegenleder und hundertvierzehn Exemplare mit arabischen Ziffern 1 bis 114 als Halbfranzbände in rotes Oasenziegenleder gebunden und vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. Die übrigen vierhundertfünfzig Exemplare numeriert 115 bis 564 sind als Pappbände gebunden. Alle Einbände sind Handarbeit der Werkstatt Max Grollimund, Basel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbrauner Original Oasenziegen Halbleder-Einband auf fünf Bünden, mit golgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt Einhundertvierzehn numerierte Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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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, 1955-56.. . 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.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, boards a little bowed, a little faint foxing to edges; a very good copy in the bright jacket, with faintly sunned spine, and lightly rubbed and nicked extremities. First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, [1955]. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers, spine and front wrapper lettered black. Wrappers rubbed, one tip lightly creased, short closed tear to foot of spine, internally fine. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Donleavy's first novel, a debauched comedy following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Big Bill Blues. William Broonzy's Story as told to Yannick Bruynoghe.

      Cassell, London 1955. VIII+139 pages. Illustrated in b/w.Orig. cloth in dust wrappers. Near fine/near fine- wrappers that have minor edgewear and a small tear.. Inscribed by William Broonzy on the flyleaf

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        BRAIN WAVE

      William Heinemann Ltd. [1955], London - Octavo, boards. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-5. A near fine copy, bookstore stamp to front free end paper, some mild foxing to prelims and page edges in a near fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing to corners chip to upper spine panel at rear fold (fingernail size). A nice copy of a difficult book to locate in condition. (11488) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Lolita

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Wrappers a little rubbed and with a few minor nicks, Volume 2 with small chip and closed tear to front wrapper of Volume 2 and front hinge starting. A very good set. First edition, first printing, first issue, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. With an intriguing manuscript note, "From Peter, on recommendation of Graham Greene", written above a gift inscription in French and Latin on the front free endpaper of the first volume. 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. Each front free endpaper with the bookseller's ticket of Le Mistral, the original name of Shakespeare & Co.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

      New York: New Directions, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue dust jacket. (No credit to New York Times on verso on copyright page, no credits to Mielziner & Ballard on xii. First issue price of $3.00 on flap.) xii, 197 p. Light brown cloth in black lettering. Near Fine in Very Good+ original dust jacket. Jacket spine panel is lightly sunned, thin closed tear near foot, two pieces of clear tape on verso. A very nice true first of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Al Rastro. Episodio de "La Guerra Guacha"

      Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, Buenos Aires 1955 - 38 pp. Illus. with 6 b/w plates. No. 6 of 92 numbered copies (of a run of 100). This story of "The Gaucho War", published by the Argentine Bibliophile Society under the direction of Armando Braun Menendez, is part of a series of six stories by Argentines illustrated by Argentine artists. The illustrations from the pen of Jorge Argerich (1905-) were etched and drawn by Raul Veroni in his hand press. Printing by Francis A. Colombo. Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (1874-1938) was an Argentine writer and journalist. La Guerra Guacha was first published in 1905 and made into a film in 1942. Colombo Fine Printing 238. Colombo: L'art du livre 233. A fine copy in a very good rebacked portfolio with matching slipcase. Loose quires in glassine covered printed wrappers within a portfolio and slip case [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books]
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        Maigret et le corps sans tête EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Lakeville, Connecticut: Chez l'auteur, 1955. Fine. Chez l'auteur, Lakeville, Connecticut 1955, 22,5x28cm, en spirales. - first edition mimeographed from the author and printed in 100 numbered and justified by Georges Simenon. Rare and beautiful autograph signed Georges Simenon Bookseller Marcel Clouzot, "the friend who collects Clouzot editions, it is not beautiful but quite rare Affectionately 1961. Georges Simenon!". Very rare and nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale miméographiée chez l'auteur et imprimée à 100 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par Georges Simenon. Rare et bel envoi autographe signé de Georges Simenon au libraire Marcel Clouzot : "à l'ami Clouzot qui collectionne les éditions, celle-ci qui n'est pas belle mais qui est assez rare! Affectueusement Georges Simenon. 1961." Très rare et agréable exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        I PADRONI DEL VAPORE

      Bari, Laterza, 1955. In-8, brossura, pp. 269, con tavole in bianco e nero fuori testo. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        Widmungsexemplar: „Discours de Réception de M. Jean Cocteau à l’Académie Française et Réponse de M. André Maurois".

      Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1955. - Orig.-Broschur. 8vo. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar; papierbedingte leichte Bräunung. Druck der Reden aus Anlaß von Cocteaus Aufnahme in die Akademie am 20. Oktober 1955; auf dem Vortitel die Widmung in Kugelschreiber: „A Yvette et Jacques Zurflut en souvenir de Jean Cocteau / 1955". – Darunter die Zeichnung eines Jünglingsprofils. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1955. First edition. Near Fine. The final book in Tolkien's famous "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Page 49 in Hammond's revised first state with no sagging text and no signature mark 4. Book Near Fine with the spine ends pushed in and the spine gilt a trifle dulled. Contemporary gift inscription on the front end paper, otherwise unmarked. Cloth and text block clean bright. Lacking the dust jacket. A timeless classic and a cornerstone of the fantasy genre, "The Lord of The Rings" follows the adventures of the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, and his compatriots as they battle the Dark Lord, Sauron, and attempt to destroy the ring that gives him power over Middle Earth. Tolkien began writing the novel when he was 45 and it took him 12 years to finish it. The books, which were inspired by Tolkien's interest in subjects as far reaching as mythology and philology, went on to become a sensation - selling over 150 million copies and being translated into over 30 languages. W. H. Auden called "The Lord of the Rings" a "masterpiece", and it has appeared on Le Monde's list of the 100 best books of the century. The books were also adapted into the Oscar award winning film trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen. "...among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Contemporary Sunday Telegraph Review). Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      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. Offsetting to free endpapers, a little a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to upper front corner tip and head of spine panel, a tiny closed tear to upper front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Cynégétique Deux Livres de la Vénerie d'Oppian, dans la traduction de Florent Chrestien. Gravures originales de Pierre-Yves Trémois. Préface de Marguerite Yourcenar.

      1955. Ed. Societé des Cent Une. 1955 - L'Imprimerie Nationale (texte) / Imp. Raymond Haasen (gravures). Paris, Francia. Edición limitada a 140 ejemplares (CI + 39 "aux collaborateurs"), nº 31 . 1 Vol. . 8 H.+76 pp.+69 pp. (griego)+2 H.+4 láminas dobles. Gran Folio. Rústica. Bibliografía / Bibliofilia (Bibliofilia general), Caza / Pesca , Clásicos Roma y Grecia , Grabados , Idiomas (Francés), Idiomas (Griego), Poesía , Primera edición . Oppiano de Apamea fue un poeta didáctico griego del siglo III d.C. En el siglo anterior, Oppiano de Cilicia, poeta como él, escribe su "Haliéuticas", tratado de pesca dividido en cinco partes. Algunos autores consideran que el de Apamea no se llamaba en realidad Oppiano, y que la confusión se debe a la continuidad entre ambos autores, tanto en cuanto a temática como en lo referente a estructura formal, poemas en hexámetros. La Cinegética de Oppiano de Apamea se divide en cuatro libros, el último de ellos posiblemente inconcluso, y se escribió en ofrenda al emperador romano Marco Aurelio Antonio Basiano "Caracalla". Esta edición contiene los dos primeros libros, en traducción directa al francés y en transcripción del texto original en griego clásico. Se trata, en su texto original, de un poema en hexámetros que, si bien no es considerado especialmente meritorio en lo poético, se valora como literariamente inferior a "Haliéuticas", sí que muestra un extenso conocimiento de la temática a tratar, recorriendo en sus más de 2.000 versos prácticamente todas las especies de interés cinegético conocidas en la época, incluyendo animales aparentemente ajenos al entorno del Imperio Romano de los albores de nuestra era, como elefantes, rinocerontes o ballenas. Se presenta esta importante obra en una monumental edición limitada de auténtico lujo, con exquisitos materiales y técnicas de impresión, sólo al alcance de los editores más sibaritas y los más diestros impresores. Sobre papel grand vélin de Arches de alto gramaje, se combinan un excelente trabajo de tipografía y espectaculares grabados litográficos, obra del pintor francés Pierre-Yves Trémois. Trémois es considerado uno de los grandes artistas pictóricos franceses del siglo XX, la firmeza y claridad de su trazo, cercano de alguna forma al de ilustradores o dibujantes de historietas, le dotan de un estilo inconfundible y universalmente admirado. Su faceta como grabador, muchas veces orientada a la edición de libros en gran formato, adquiere un gran peso en su trayectoria artística y le define como un gran amante del libro y su proceso de elaboración. Se presenta esta joya de la bibliofilia en estuche de cartoné, que contiene las cubiertas y los pliegos sueltos, listos para su encuadernación. Comienza con un espléndido retrato litográfico del Emperador Caracalla y un prefacio de la escritora francesa M. Yourcenar, sigue con la meticulosa traducción al francés de la obra, que respeta la estructura formal y la rima del original, ilustrada con 11 magníficas litografías, 7 de ellas fuera de texto, de Trémois, que representan ejemplares de diferentes especies, y culmina con la transcripción de la obra en griego clásico, ilustrada con otros 20 hermosísimos grabados de animales que abrazan y envuelven los textos, creando una composición de un valor estético incalculable. Incluye así mismo una carpeta que contiene 4 impresionantes grabados sueltos, obra también de Trémois, impresos a doble tamaño sobre pliegos de papel Japón, titulados "Bataille des Centaures", "Les Baleines", "Éléphant contre Rhinocéros" y "Les Sauterelles". Este ejemplar pertenece a la serie numerada en números árabes, destinada a colaboradores y amigos, e incluye un dibujo original a plumilla firmado por Trémois, con la dedicatoria "Pour le bestiaire d'Oppian", titulado "Diane et Acteon", que refleja una escena de la mitología romana en la que la diosa de la caza se entrega en manos del joven al que ha convertido en ciervo como castigo a su indiscreción. Muy difícil de encontrar en comercio, se trata sin duda de una obra de grand

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        A View from the Bridge

      New York: The Viking Press, 1955. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in slightly worn and soiled dust jacket with chip from head of spine. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. A Rare Inscribed Copy. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf: "For Ruth Cooper, Without whom nothing [underlined] would happen right! Best luck, Arthur Miller." A fine association copy of this book, which is rarely found inscribed. Ruth Cooper worked for MCA Management, Ltd., which represented Arthur Miller for over 40 years.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Féerie pour une autre fois II Normance EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1955. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1955, 13,5x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First edition, one of 550 numbered copies on vellum work. Cardboard editor made according to the original model of Paul Bonet. Beautiful full copy of his rhodoïd. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage de l'éditeur réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Très bel exemplaire complet de son rhodoïd.

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        BATTERSEA RISE. [First Chapter of Forster's "Marianne Thornton: A Domestic Biography (1797-1887)]

      New York:: Harcourt Brace,, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED TWICE BY E. M . FORSTER--ON THE COVER AND TITLE PAGE. PLUS TEXTUAL CORRECTION IN HIS HAND ('Cuckoo for Cockatoo'). Near Fine hardback First Edition, First Printing in the original patterned paper boards with mild sun spine, minimal chip, wear spine tips. No Dust Jacket as issued. 8vo. 11 pp. , 1 plate 'The Library at Battersea Rise' from a watercolor by Henrietta Thornton.

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        Dalí 1956 [calendar]

      Pintor de Cadaqués: Hans E. Bähr,, 1955. Landscape quarto. Original turquoise wrappers, titles to front cover in black. With the plain brown wrapper. With title page designed by Dali, portrait and 6 reproduced images. Edges of brown wrapper lightly nicked, otherwise in excellent condition. First edition, first printing. Signed on the front of the brown wrapper in red ink by Dalí.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Answer is Risom

      New York: Jens Risom Design, Inc., N.d. [1955] - First edition. 4to; 83 pp.; illustrated from photographs and drawings. A very good copy or better in original brown and white boards, in soiled textured acetate dust jacket. Trade catalog for classic mid-century modern furniture by Risom."Lifestyle" photography by Avedon. Uncommon catalog not often seen in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Trevian Books, ABAA]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward - McCann, Inc., New York 1955 - First American edition, so stated. Board edges lightly rubbed. A few faint spots to text block edge. The unclipped jacket in mylar has some damage to spine and folds, and large chip to corner back panel. A square tight unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Bibliotheca Walleriana. The books illustrating the history of medicine and science collected by dr Erik Waller and bequeathed to the library of the royal university of Uppsala. I-II.

      1955 - Uppsala, 1955. XII,471,(4) + (6),494,(3) pp. & plates.Two volumes in brown half morocco, slightly worn, with raised bands, gilt spines and gilt top edges, all other edges trimmed (Levin). Front wrappers preserved. MS dedication and bookplate.Number 10 of 100 numbered copies on better paper. One of the foremost Swedish achievements in book collecting! The surgeon Eric Waller (1875-1955) started building his fabulous collection in 1910 and when he bequeathed it to Uppsala University in 1950 it contained over 20 000 works, mainly on medicine, but also on physics, chemistry and astronomy. The quality and depth of the collection can be illustrated by the number of incunabula, which was 150! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Live and Let Die

      New York: Macmillan, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First American edition.216 p. Navy cloth with yellow lettering. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A hint of wear to cloth at head and tips. Jacket bright and sharp, front panel creased and very lightly foxed with faint pencil near price. A lovely copy of the second James Bond novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A View from the Bridge

      New York: Viking Press, 1955. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ARTHUR MILLER on front free endpaper, "Arthur Miller / Feb. 1958" "Miller's drama about romance and revenge among Italian longshoremen premieres on Broadway as half of a double bill with A Memory of Two Mondays (1955). Miller would subsequently revise and expand the play, to be successfully presented off-Broadway in 1965 and revived on several occasions" (The Chronology of American Literature).New York: Viking Press, 1955. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with faint owner signature to front pastedown; otherwise fine. Dust jacket very good with light wear at head of spine and small archival reinforcement toward base of spine. An excellent copy. RARE SIGNED. Very Good / Very Good.

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        Section: Rock-Drill 85 - 95 de los cantares

      Milano , ALL'INSEGNA DEL PESCE D'ORO, 1955 - Cantos 85-95 of Ezra Pound. 8vo. pp. 108. Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano, datata 14 Gennaio 1972 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to an important Italian poet, dated 14th January 1972). Ottimo (Fine). . Prima ed. di 500 es. numerati + 3 ad personam. . Note: This section of the Cantos derives its name from the title of a review by Wyndham Lewis of The Letters of Ezra Pound -A64b- in the New Statesman and Nation for 7 April 1951: ''The Rock Drill'', itself a reference to Jacob Epstein's sculpture of that title of 1915-1916 (Gallup). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Thurber Garland.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955 - Oblong duodecimo. Original pictorial boards printed in black, green and orange, illustrated endpapers. With the original buff card box with white paper label printed in brown to lid and 5'- price sticker to base. A few faint spots to boards, light sporadic foxing and a few finger marks to contents, one inner hinge starting but still holding firm. An excellent copy in a slightly soiled box with gift inscription to lid and small buff paper repairs to split corners. Illustrated by the author. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper verso. A Thurber Garland, or "weedy bouquet" as Thurber puts it in the Foreword, is made up of 28 sketches "on the male and female human being" drawn over a period of twenty years. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Parler seul Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Caractères, 1955. Fine. Caractères, Paris 1955, 14,5x19,5cm, relié. - Second edition, one of 985 numbered copies on Alfa paper, one draw with 15 "pur-fil" paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Pleasant copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, un des 985 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seul tirage avec 15 pur fil. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Tristan Tzara à Raymond Queneau. Agréable exemplaire.

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