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        Original-Farblithographie von Thomas Mann,, hinter Glas gerahmt,

      1955 - geschmackvoll hinter Glas gerahmte SIGNIERTE UND NUMMERIERTES EXEMPLAR Nr 143 (von nur 200 Exemplaren, das Papier altersgemäß gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt Sprache: Deutsch 26x33 (Motiv), 46x55 (Rahmen), weiß-goldener Holzrahmen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      NY: Simon & Schuster. 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. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gift From The Sea: An Answer to the Conflicts In Our Lives.

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

      New York: Coward-Mccann, Inc. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. True first edition of this classic mystery with the jacket price of $3.00 on the front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        MEMOIRS

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1955. TWO VOLUMES, BOTH INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED. "To---------, Harry Truman, 4-12-68". This is the special Kansas City Edition with map endpapers and red "Kansas City Edition" on dust jacket spine. Volume 1, "Year of Decisions" was published in 1955,in a limited number of 20,615 copies. The dust jacket is just slightly darkened on spine, 1" closed tear without paper loss at bottom of front panel. Volume 2, "Years of Trial and Hope" was published in 1956, 11,500 copies. Dust jacket slightly darkened, same as Volume 1, light chipping at base of spine. Both copies retain prices on front blurb. Crisp and clean throughout. The author seldom signed both volumes. Thus, a rather scarce combination of the desirable KC edition and signatures in both volumes. A fine personal account from the 33rd President of the United States. 596-594pp.. Signed by Author. Special Kansas City Edition. Black Cloth. Almost No Wear/Lightly Chipped. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON.

      Harper Brothers. New York. 1955 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (5.9 x 4.9 inches). Illustrated with purple detailing on each page by the author. Original black cloth-backed printed pictorial boards with the spine lettered in white. In the original colour printed dust jacket with the price of $1.50 still intact at the top of the inner front flap but the bottom of the flap clipped. A very good copy of the book in good dustwrapper with loss to the bottom of the spine, affecting the last three letters of the publishers name. Some creasing and rubbing to the edges but overall a copy in collectable condition. The first book in the series, this is the charming story of what a good imagination and one crayon can bring. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955 - 1st American edition (stated) Very good/very good (not price-clipped; the dj has some minor chipping at the top of the spine and the top of the front panel; the book was bumped near the bottom of the front board, causing an indentation to the board and not very noticeable damage to the dj; no writing inside; overall, a solid attractive copy of this classic) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reed's Rare Books]
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        A Night To Remember

      Henry Holt, New York, NY 1955 - (full book description) Henry Holt, New York, NY, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 209pgs(INDEX). 26 Photos,EndpaperFloor Plan. SCARCE Frist Printing SIGNED COPY. Stated "First Edition". SIGNED by Author on front endpaper. DJ very slightly nicked head & foot of spine, bottom front edge, 1/4" x 1/2" glue marks (2) inside front cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Book has a slight odor to it. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: edconroybooks]
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        SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE.

      Privately printed, Iroquois Falls, Ontario 1955 - SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE. Privately printed [distributed by Contact Press], Iroquois Falls, Ontario, 1955 Turnbull, Gael & Beaupre, Jean . A complete set of the four mimeographed publications translated by Turnbull & Jean Beaupre in the summer of 1955, at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution. These four titles were reportedly limited to only 25 copies each stapled into silk screened various coloured wrappers. Wrappers are exceedingly fragile and are chipped ( see images ) and cracked with some paper loss as is often the case with these, contents good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Canadian Art Books]
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        Lolita.

      The Olympia Press 1955 - Two volumes. First edition, first issue with Francs: 900 printed on the back of both volumes. Remains of small bookseller's label on verso of volume I and stamped on the verso of volume II "New Price FRS 1200 by the printed price. Sm. 8vo., original wrappers, bit chipped and rubbed at extremities but generally a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        Townes' Nobel Prize Work] THE MASER - NEW TYPE OF MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER, FREQUENCY STANDARD, AND SPECTROMETER In The Physical Review, Volume 99, Second Series, Number 4, August 15, 1955, pp. 1264-1275.

      American Institute of Physics - B00NCGQ120 First Edition. Volume 99, Second Series, Number 4. August 15, 1955. pp 1059-1337. Spine lightly sunned, shows minor bumping and creasing to edges. Cover shows light-medium creasing, a few pen marks on back, and small water stain on front. Previous owners name is inscribed on front cover. All pages clean and free of markings, light creasing to edges. Great copy! More available in series. American Institute of Physics, 1955. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Massy Books]
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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      NY: Simon & Schuster. 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. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY

      New York:: Coward-McCann. (1955).. First edition. Her recurring character Tom Ripley, an amoral, sexually ambiguous con artist and occasional murderer is introduced in this first novel about him. It was filmed by René Clément as Plein Soleil (1960, aka Purple Noon and Blazing Sun) with Alain Delon, whom Highsmith praised as the ideal Ripley. The novel was adapted under its original title in the 1999 film directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett. Michael Dirda observed, "Europeans honored her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Dostoevsky, Conrad, Kafka, Gide, and Camus." Bookplate (under front flap) of Adrian Goldstone who was an avid book collector all of his life, he is particularly well know for his bibliographies of Arthur Machen and John Steinbeck. The book has a couple of minor abrasions on front end paper, otherwise fine with the barest cover wear, in a near fine, bright dust jacket with slightly faded spine and edges of back cover and other minor cover wear.. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed and bumped, rear board gently bowed. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with lightly sunned spine panel and a few minor nicks. First edition, first printing of the first Ripley book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eloge de Jacques Villon orné de Gravures originales

      Manuel Bruker Editeur 1955 - Recueil in-folio constitué en feuilles flottantes, non numérotées, par Jacques Lassaigne (1911-1983, critique d'art français, ancien conservateur en chef du Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris). Achevé d'imprimer sur les presses de Madame J.-G. Daragnès, le 30 juin 1955 à 200 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, numérotés de 1 à 200. Notre exemplaire porte le numéro 193. En frontispice un portrait de l'artiste en couleurs, suivi de 1 autre gravure en couleurs et 8 gravures originales en noir (Liste : bandeaux (3), hors-texte (4), in-texte (1) et cul-de-lampe (1)). Couverture souple rempliée, rhodoïd translucide de protection. Etat : Bon état général, état d'ancienneté. 32.5 x 25.5 x 1 cm 500g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        5 LAS à sa femme Zette.

      Pékin, 22 septembre - 30 octobre 1955. - 6 pages in-8 sur papier de riz "à lettre", toutes les env. sont cons. Très intéressante correspondance de Leiris avec sa femme lors de son voyage dans le cadre des amitiés franco-chinoises en 1955, contrepoint au Journal de Chine, qui sera publié en 1994. I: "Ce papier à lettre - trouvé sur la table de la chambre que je partage avec Lurçat - te donnera une idée de la gentillesse de nos hôtes! A Moscou, nous avons vu Le Lac des Cygnes au Bolchoï, par une danseuse telle que je n'en ai jamais vue, devant Boulganine et Krouchtchev recevant le ménage Grotewohl. En Sibérie, l'avion s'arrêtait à des guest-houses genre isba, auberges de campagne qui faisaient penser au troisième tableau de Boris Godounov. [.] Dorénavant, il faudra que nous nous arrangions pour prendre nos habitudes dans l'Est : c'est sans commune mesure avec le reste [.]" (22 sept.). - II: "[.] Hier, dîner d'une trentaine de plats, à nous offert dans un restaurant réputé de Pékin par le vice-ministre aux Relations Culturelles! Le plus étonnant en Chine c'est, décidément, qu'on y est absolument pas dépaysé, en dépit de tout l'exotisme du décor. Cela tient au fait qu'avec les gens les rapports sont parfaitement normaux et non pas ce qu'ils sont dans les pays africains ou antillais. Cet après-midi nous allons visiter la Cité Interdite, qui est la plus belle partie de la ville, - le reste valant surtout pour le pittoresque [.]" (26 sept.). - III: "Me voilà depuis ce matin en Mandchourie et cela change beaucoup, car il fait assez froid! [.] A la différence de Pékin, cette région-ci fait un peu bout de monde et c'est assez étonnant de voir là-dedans des constructions industrielles. Sartre et le Castor, avec qui j'ai déjeuné ces jours derniers, partent demain pour Shanghaï : pour des raisons d'organisation et d'hébergement, on s'arrange toujours pour que les divers invités ne soient pas tous ensemble au même endroit de sorte que ce n'est pas très commode de se voir si l'on ne fait pas partie d'une même délégation [.]" (5 octobre). - IV: "[.] Ce matin , avec deux de mes collègues, nous sommes allés au local de travail de la Troupe n°3 de l'Opéra de Pékin et l'accueil a été bouleversant : acclamations par toute la troupe, plus les machinistes, etc. [.] formant une double haie d'honneur sur notre passage, démonstrations d'entraînement devant nous, splendide spectacle sur scène, remise de cadeaux et de bouquets de fleurs, etc. On nous a même fait revêtir des costumes d'acteurs chinois et affublés de grandes barbes pour nous photographier! Tout ce qu'on voit ici est suffoquant et la difficulté sera, au retour, de le faire saisir à ceux qui, ne l'ayant pas vu, nous regarderons comme des fous[.]" (21 octobre). - V: "[.] A mesure que la fête de demain approche, c'est de plus en plus magnifique : une foule énorme a dû passer dehors une bonne partie au moins de cette dernière nuit, à regarder les groupes de jeunesse s'entraîner à la danse. Nous avons eu hier soir un banquet d'environ 2.000 couverts présidé par Chou En-lai, avec toasts portés à de nombreuses reprises tandis que l'orchestre jouait alternativement des airs chinois et des airs européens (dont une valse viennoise et l'Ouverture de Carmen). J'ai pu déjeuner avec Sartre et le Castor et il est probable que nous serons en même temps à Shanghaï. Mais les programmes sont très minutés et le fait que, pour des raisons d'ailleurs strictement linguistiques, on est sous la dépendance des interprètes empêche quelque peu de se voir [.]". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Le modulor 2 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions de l'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, 1955. Fine. Editions de l'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Paris 1955, 15x14cm, relié. - For each of the original volumes for which he was not derived great paper edition. Illustrated books of drawings by the author. Complete copies of the illustrated covers that have small tears marginal, the second plate of the cover of the second volume is assigned a pale wetness. Bookplate and pellet storage library glued to the pages of half-title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à motif de semi de petits soleil, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, reliure moderne signée Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Le Corbusier à Jean Ballut sur la page de faux-titre qui comporte quelques restaurations. Premier plat de couverture illustrée en couleurs et nombreux shémas, plans et photographies en noir dans le texte. Habiles restaurations aux plats de couverture dont un manque angulaire comblé. Rare exemplaire établi dans une reliure très décorative.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Three Versions From the German

      Privately Printed. OTHER:WRAPPERS. Number 15 of 100 copies privately printed as a Christmas greeting for friends of Stephen Spender. Signed by Stephen Spender. Inscribed and signed by Stephen Spender to Roger Shattuck. Near fine copy. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Fine. 1955.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Sonnentau. 65. Publikation der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1955.. Einhundertvierzehn numerierte Exemplare. (4) Blatt, 68 (7) Seiten, (4) Blatt. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbrauner Original Oasenziegen Halbleder-Einband auf fünf Bünden, mit golgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. 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.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        High adventure / With maps by A Spark and sketches by George Djurkouic

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. 1st Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Everest, Mount (China and Nepal). Mount Everest Expedition, 1951-1953. SummaryEverest: forbidding, exhilarating, unconquerable. All courageous attempts by man to reach its summit by heading up the northern side from Tibet had failed. The southern approach through Nepal had never before been climbed, due to its impossibly steep ice-covered slopes and the country's policies. But in 1951 Edmund Hillary joined an expedition to find a new route up Everest from the south, which led to a new chapter in mountaineering history. The climbers' determination, endurance and battle against the elements culminated with their famous climb in 1953 as they finally reached the summit of this formidable mountain. This is Hillary's own account of the treacherous and breathtaking journeys.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward-McCann 1955 - Coward-McCann, New York 1955. First edition book in fine condition with very bright, near fine dustjacket. Light wear around perimeter and back of jacket, with a few closed tears toward the top. The book, the first in the Ripley series by Patricia Highsmith, was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Best Novel award in 1957. A beautiful copy of this classic mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Archives]
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        Bibliografía Vallisoletana. Dos mil quinientas referencias de Impresos y Manuscritos relacionados con Valladolid y su Provincia

      Valladolid, Librería Anticuaria «Relieve», 1955. 4to.mayor; 316 pp., 1 h. Impresión a dos columnas, sobre papel superior. Edición limitada de 300 ejemplares numerados. Cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Trout Flies: Naturals and Imitations

      Harrisburg, Pa: The Stackpole Company, 1955. First edition, deluxe issue, number 88 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are hand-colored by the author. 152 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Padded brown calf. About fine. First edition, deluxe issue, number 88 of the Deluxe Issue, signed by the Author. Illustrated by the Author. 29 plates, 12 of which are hand-colored by the author. 152 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Joseph Bates's Copy. JOE BATES'S COPY, with an inscription to him from Fred Nagler 10/10/76 and an earlier one from Ferris Mack to Nagler dated 5/18/56. Bruns W76

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

      U.K.: Heinemann. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1955. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Original Pastel - Tibetan Man with Jade

      Tibet, 1955. Tibet, circa 1955-60. An original pastel portrait of a Tibetan native by world renowned artist Goray Douglas, with signature. Beautifully framed behind glass. Image measures approximately 32.5 x 25cm. Gold colour frame measures approximately 40 x 50 cm. Very Good Condition, an exceptionally well rendered pastel painting on grey paper laid to a wide margin mount. This is not a reprint. This is a RARE ORIGINAL PAINTING by Douglas Goray. From the artist's "Faces of the Hills" collection, an immense work in which he portrayed 350 individual Tibetan and Burmese subjects with exquisite likeness, the robust man in this painting displays exquisite hand-crafted jade jewellery. Douglas is a noted Darjeeling artist, a master of portraiture, revered for his documentation of native peoples.. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Take Ten

      Tokyo: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Silverstein, Shel. First edition. Near Fine, in Good dust jacket. Light edge wear. Foxing and previous owner name written to front paste down, number written to rear free end paper. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with chipping at spine ends and splits along spine fold repaired from the verso with mending tissue. Silverstein's first book, mostly comprised of illustrations previously published in military magazines while Silverstein was in the army in Korea.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lolita

      The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First edition, first issue with Francs: 900 printed on the back of both volumes. Remains of small bookseller's label on verso of volume I and stamped on the verso of volume II "New Price FRS 1200 by the printed price. Sm. 8vo., original wrappers, bit chipped and rubbed at extremities but generally a good copy.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Drei alte Männer. Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag (1955). 8to. Mit 1 signierten Portrait. 44 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentbd.

      . . Eines von 150 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einem von Gottfried Benn signierten Portrait. Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwöfjähriger Unterbrechung wieder in Deutschland erschien. Makellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England

      - London: The Connoisseur, 1955. First edition. Folio. Rare. Light foxing to endpapers and a few small closed tears and stray pencil marks to dust-jacket, which has a slightly darkened spine--otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Moonraker

      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 very lightly used; the book is near fine with a little edgewear; jacket near fine but for the inevitable sunning to the spine panel and a couple of neat mends to spine tips. A bright, superior copy housed in an elegant leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A3a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Iconographie de l'art chretien. Tome Premier: Introduction Generale. Tome Second: Iconographie de la Bible, I. Ancien Testament, II. Nouveau Testament; Tome Troisieme: Iconographie des Saints, I. A-F, II. G-O., III. P-Z Repertois.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        FACUNDO. CIVILIZACIÓN Y BARBARIE EN LAS PAMPAS ARGENTINAS.

      - Buenos Aires, Peuser, 1955, 321 pp. Fijaciòn del Texto, Prólogo y Apéndices por RAUL MOGLIA. Ilustrado con xilografías plena página, por ALBERTO NICASIO. Muy cuidada edición, hojas con anchos márgenes. Portada a dos tintas. Frontispicio aguafuerte a la tinta roja, por el ilustrador. Buena encuadernación media tela con punteras,lomo con tejuelo y títulos dorados, conservando las cubiertas originales. Estado excelente. Folio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernesto Julián Friedenthal]
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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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        La Hojarasca.

      Ediciones- S.L.B., Bogota 1955 - First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In near fine condition with only a few closed tears. Signed by the translator Gregory Rabassa on the half title page, with the opening sentence transcribed, "Nada en este mundo debe ser mas tremendo que los escombros de un hombre. Gregory Rabassa." Rabassa was the translator of La Hojaraca into English and Cien Anos de Soledad. Laid in is the original Bogota bookseller's bookmark. Garcia Marquez has been quoted as saying that prior to the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude none of his books had sold more than 700 copies. Despite the poor sales and even after the success of Cien anos de soledad, Garc?a M?rquez described La Hojarasca as the favorite of his own works because of its spontaneity and honesty. This present example was purchased upon publication and well-cared for. This is by far the nicest example we have seen. La Hojarosca was first published in Bogota, Columbia in 1955, later translated into English and published in 1972, as The Leaf Storm. Widely celebrated as the first appearance of Macondo, the fictitious village later celebrated in One Hundred Years of Solitude, La Hojarosca was a testing ground for many of the themes and characters later immortalized in One Hundred Years of Solitude. "Garcia Marquez has extraordinary strength and firmness of imagination and writes with the calmness of a man who knows exactly what wonders he can perform" (Alfred Kazin, New York Times Book Review). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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