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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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.

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

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

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

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        Big Woods

      Random House, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Random House, New York 1955. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Green cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.95. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Signed with an Original Drawing by Edward Shenton. The drawing and signature are Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York 1955 - Octavo, illustrated by Mel Hunter, cloth. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. ". a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Perhaps Asimov's best early novel" Barron (ed.): Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-18. A few small discoloration spots to top edge of cloth, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to spine ends, a small closed tear to lower front panel (1 cm) and a few tiny rubs spots to front panel. (16897) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Guns of the Timberlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Arabia in Pictures - a Portfolio of 8 Photographs. Series 1

      Washington, DC: Shoreham House, publishers for Arabian American Oil Company,, 1955. Folio. 8 high quality collotype plates loose in printed card portfolio as issued. With the original mailing card case. Portfolio a little rubbed and soiled, some chipping and splitting at the edges and on the folds, contents clean and sound, mailing case a touch grubby, overall very good. First edition, all published. A single copy on OCLC, University of Delaware. Superbly printed selection of images contrasting Arabia old and new: fractionating columns at Abqaiq and a donkey-powered irrigation well; Badanah pumping station and a family dwelling at Jiddah; the newly developed port of Dammam and an oasis in Al Kharj; "Bedouin Tranquility" at Jabrin, and an Aramco rig at Abqaiq. This copy was sent out as a promotional item for Edward Stern & Company Inc.'s Optak printing process, a hybrid variant on collotype printing "utilizing among other exclusive elements, special plates and inks, ultra-fine screens … starting at 200 lines and going to as fine as 400 lines" (from the explanatory flyer, tipped onto the verso of the upper wrap). Business reply card loosely inserted.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Ritratto di Umberto Albertani.

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

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        Frog Went A-Courtin' [SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR]

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Framed Signed Photograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: RugBooks, IOBA]
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        New Hampshire A Poem

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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