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        Fire Song

      Zurich: (Frederic Prokosch). 1955. First. First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "J" of 10 lettered copies in paper from St. Gallen. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. In an envelope with a note from the recipient asking Prokosch to sign on the page facing the title-page, and with Prokosch's note apologizing for doing otherwise. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates three copies in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Boulevardkartongen Tvångsblandaren. [Vårblandaren 1955]. [Redaktör: Pontus Hultén].

      Kungliga Tekniska Högskolans Studentkår, Stockholm, 1955. Folio. (16) s. + 32 löst bifogade trycksaker i varierande format + lakrisgubbe (huvudet kvar) + rullad lott. Ligger i en lite sliten, men ovanliga, kartongen. Vårblandaren 1955 samt 32 löst bifogade trycksaker + 2 st föremål samlade i en originalkartong med påskriften "Boulevardkartongen Tvångsblandaren". Löst bifogat ark i form av löpsedel (med rubriken "Hårfrisörska på Östermalm finner oväntad gäst i kylskåpet") med en del smärre naggar, riss och veck längs kanterna; övriga trycksaker i mycket gott skick.. Sammanlagt lär kartongen ha innehållit 35 olika trycksaker + en del föremål + fyra kortfilmer "Ficktelivision" som var block häftade på mitten

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        Charlotte And The White Horse - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1955 - A most attractive First Edition/First Printing [Hanrahan A18] in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket. Some chipping and soiling of dustjacket, but in general it is clean and bright; The fantasy story of a little girl, named Charlotte, and her little white horse, Milky Way from the time Milky Way was born and took his first wobbly steps and from the beginning of the day to the end when Charlotte tells him goodnight and leaves her horse a bowl of water, hay, and oats [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charlotte and the White Horse

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. (Hanrahan A18). Illustrated boards with cloth spine in a matching dust jacket with very mild foxing, price intact. A very lovely story of a little girl and her white horse, Milky Way. Dreamy color artwork by Sendak on every page. A very early and extremely scarce Sendak title.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Fine/Very Good ++. Illus. by Maurice Sendak. 12mo.

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        Spider's Web. A 1955 programme SIGNED in full by AGATHA CHRISTIE.

      Payne-Jennings 1955 - A near fine plus copy of the stage production of Spider's Web performed at the Strand Theatre London in 1955. This programme has been SIGNED in full by Agatha Christie on the title page and is in a fantastic condition with absolutely no tears, marks or loss. Seems unread. For a programme of nearly 60 years old, this really is a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Books and Collectables]
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        "It's a Steal, All Right", Original Photograph of Jackie Robinson Stealing Home Against the Yankees in the 1955 World Series

      1955. One of the most important baseball photographs of all time, showing the disputed stealing of home by Jackie Robinson. The photograph by Pulitzer Prize winner Hurley clearly shows Yogi Berra tagging Robinson out. This is the original New York Daily News file photograph (NOT a reproduction), with the newspaper's date-stamped caption on the back. This large format is quite unusual; most Daily News file photos on the market are 7" X 10". For the serious baseball collector.. Very Good. 10 1/4" X 13 1/4".

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        My First Seventy-six Years: The Autobiography of Hjalmar Schacht

      Allan Wingate, London, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Engish Edition, SignedSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 552 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "One of the most important autobiographies of the post-war period, for there can be few personalities still alive who have been so intimately connected with the march of world events for so many years... His first great triumph was to rescue the German Mark from the inflation of 1921... As the Nazi avalanche swelled, Hitler persuaded him to occupy the Presidential chair at the Reichsbank... but (Schacht) soon saw that the Fuhrer was driving relentlessly towards war. A quarrel resulted and he left the Government, remaining under a cloud until he was arrested towards the close of the regime." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear to book. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. As the world again faces the spectre of hyperinflation this copy should prove a sound investment.

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        No Retreating Footsteps: The Story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

      Kentville, N.S.: The Kentville Publishing Company Limited [circa 1955], Assumed 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 398pp. Very good. Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt regimental crest on front cover. Lightly faded on top edge of spine. Maps on endpapers. Includes tree-diagram at rear of the regiment's history. Text block is tight & clean with 19 listed illustrations and an iadditional 6 listed maps. Very scarce. An infantry unit in the Canadian Army, the North Nova Scotia Highlanders were established in 1936 and went on to fight at marquee battles as Juno Beach on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

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        Big Woods

      New York: Random House,, 1955. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, paw print in black to front board, buff endpapers, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Illustrated title page. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has a slightly toned spine. First edition, first printing. A collection of four previously published hunting stories with five inter-chapters (or "interrupted catalysts" as Faulkner called them) at the beginning and end of the book and between chapters to set or change the mood. The stories include "The Bear", "The Old People", "A Bear Hunt", and "Race at Morning." Although all the material was previously published, only "The Old People" remained unchanged from its original form. It is illustrated by Edward Shenton, who also illustrated The Unvanquished and some other Faulkner stories in The Saturday Evening Post. Big Woods was Faulkner's last story collection published during his lifetime.

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        Martian Way and Other Stories

      Doubleday 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. An attracive copy of this true first edition. This original dustjacket is rich in color with some wear to the spine ends and folds. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy in collector's condition. We buy science fiction titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      NEW YORK: Franklin Watts, 1955. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING IN GREY CLOTH. IN SCARCE DJ.. FIRST. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Book.

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        High Adventure - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. Stated First Printing, SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary in Very Good+ condition, shows light foxing of page edges, the Good+ dust jacket shows a couple of small, closed tears and chips along the edges. A very handsome collectible of this true first edition; In 1953, when he was thirty-three years old, Edmund Hillary became the first man to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. High Adventure is Hillary's definitive and entertaining memoir of his Himalayan quest, it takes us step-by-step up the slopes of Everest, describing vividly and in great detail the agonizing climb that he and Tenzing Norgay embarked upon, the perils they faced, and the dramatic final ascent that forever secured them a place of honor in the annals of human exploration .

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        The Europeans

      Simon & Schuster, New York, 1955, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionCARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI. The Europeans, New York and Paris: Simon & Schuster, Editions Verve, 1955. Folio, first American edition, pp. 134, printed boards, gravures, captions pamphlet tipped in. With its cover design by Joan Miro, this is one of Bresson's most important and collectible books, showing postwar Europe in photos taken between 1950 and 1955. Parr & Badger, V.1., pp. 208-209. Condition: Near fine spine, color on printed boards flaking but bright, acetate dust jacket lacking. Overall very good copy of an edition that is rarely seen without serious defects. This is the first USA edition. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Photography; 1950s; Art & Design. Inventory No: 51446.

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        Three Versions From the German

      Privately Printed 1955 - 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. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        Puissance noire.

      Corrêa 1955 - - Corrêa, Paris 1955, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur fleur d'alfa, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "alfa" en pied du deuxième plat, seuls grands papiers. Rare hommage autographe signé de l'auteur. Deux légers accrocs sans gravité sur le dos, quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather entry slipcase. A fine copy. First edition of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London.

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        Les Européens

      Paris: Éditions Verve, (1955). Small tape shadows to endpapers, light wear as always at the fragile spine ends, rear end paper creased, else a fresh and vibrant copy in the distinctive Miro-illustrated boards without jacket as issued. Inscribed copies in this condition are uncommon.. First Edition. Folio. Full-page gravure reproductions. Captions bound in. A fine presentation copy of this 20th century cornerstone book: INSCRIBED by Cartier-Bresson to French photographer Djan Seylan: "a Djan / avec l'amitié d'Henri." (Parr / Badger, v1, 209; Auer 356).

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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: The Traveller's Companion Series, published by The Olympia Press,, June 1955. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Very mild toning to spine, very light rubbing to ends and corners, faint mark to rear wrapper, a really excellent copy. First edition, first printing (with the words "Special Volume, Francs: 1.500" to rear wrapper), of Donleavy's first novel, inscribed by the author on the half title with the novel's final words, "God's mercy on the wild, J. P. Donleavy", a fantastically fitting inscription to this debauched comedy following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.

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      The Olympia Press, 1955, Softcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in wrappers. Just a touch a light edge wear. A very scarce title.

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        Clayton's College

      Lunéville: Editions de l'Orchidée, [1955] - One of 325 numbered copies, this being number 288. Illustrated with original drypoint etchings. 165 pp. With an extra suite of 18 handcolored plates. Stiff paper wrapper in a cloth covered chemise, gatherings unsewn. Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets and Custom Slipcase

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st US Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st Impressions respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Very Good dustjacket of the Fellowship exhibits areas of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, along with some chips to the back panel and flap fold area. The spine is lightly faded but the front panel still shows nice bright colors. There are a couple of small splits to the spine fold area, now reinforced with archival tape, and a larger chip at the rear bottom spine fold and one at the rear top of spine fold area. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing and loss at the spine fold area, mostly minor chips at the top of the spine, it also shows a couple of stress lines the length of the spine where it may have been folded at one point, but has beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of fading to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11, indicating this is the correct original dustjacket for the book. The Return of the King dustjacket has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and areas of loss at the spine tips and some splitting and loss along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips, now reinforced with archival tape to help stop any further splitting. Numerous chips and loss to the top of the front panel, a bit of soiling to the white areas, mainly on the back panel and flaps. The front flap show a moisture line at the top, but does not show on the book. The books are tight, bright, and clean with a previous owners name to front free endpaper of The Two Tower the only name or writing in any of the books. The Fellowship shows the outlines of bookplate removed from front pastedown, hidden under the dustjacket flap. The book covers are very nice with only minor loss to the gilt stamping on The Fellowship, all clean and bright. The endpapers show no foxing or offsetting and are bright and clean. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. A small bookstore sales receipt, dated 1/22/1957 is laid in the Return, showing the original purchase at $5.00 each of the Return of the King and The Two Towers, some offsetting to the title page verso from the paper being laid in there over the years. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good.

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        1000 ans de Vie Juive en Pologne / 1000 Years of Jewish Life in Poland / 100 Lat Zycia Zydow W Polsce / 1000 Anos De Vida De Los Judios En polonia

      Centre D'etudes Historiques (aupres de l'Association des Juifs Polonais en France ) affilie au Congres De Culture Juive, 1955, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: no dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Various1.9 kg.; 440 pages, illustrated with reproductions of written works, art works, and photographs in black-and-white. Opposite each page of photographs the text is reproduced in French, English, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish and Ivrit. The only colour used in the book is on the title page. Included is four pages of errata. Bookseller's stamp at lower left-hand corner of front end page, which also shows some foxing, a 1.5 inch tear affects the first page of the book proper, being sited approximately 1.5 inches from the bottom front corner along the side. Foxing to the rear end pages. The lower corners of the boards show signs of bumping. The original slipcase has started to crack at its seams. Digital imagery is available to confirm condition. "It's true that all that your book contains, belongs to the past, vanished for ever..... This all has to become a part of spiritual values of the Jewish people in all countries of the diaspora, and above all, in the life and the works of the young generation, which is growing up, and will be growing up in the old-the young State of Israel.... " page 12 J. Shprintsak Speaker of the Parliament of the State of Israel Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; history -- Poland; judaica; Inventory No: 0218922.

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        Eigenh. Brieffragment mit U.

      [Freiburg, 6. April 1955].. ½ S. 8vo.. Fragment eines Briefes an den Maler und Illustrator Emil Preetorius, über dessen Projekt einer Akademie bzw. eines Kongresses zum Thema "Die Sprache". Mit Heideggers Überlegungen zu den Zusammenhängen von Sprache und Wissenschaft: "Ich habe deshalb auch Viettas Aufforderung, beim jetzigen Darmstädter Gespräch über die Sprache zu reden, abgelehnt. Sobald ich weiter bin, gebe ich wieder Nachricht [ ]" .

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        Freddy and the Baseball Team From Mars

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1955. First. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. A modest stain on the rear board else near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with a small corresponding stain on the rear panel and a couple of tiny nicks at the crown. Inscribed by the author: "To John Orban with best wishes of Freddy and Walter R. Brooks." Our favorite title among the highly collectible series of books about Freddy, an intelligent pig-detective who is embroiled in the search for six missing Martians who are being forced to travel the country as a barnstorming baseball team. A significant highspot in porcine-detective literature, and exceptionally scarce signed. .

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        Base du Cap Saint Jacques - Les Réalisations du Service des Travaux du Génie - 1955

      Indochine, Commandement en Chef en Indochine - Forces Terrestres - Commandement du Génie - Direction du Service des Travaux du Génie en Extrême-Orient - Chefferie du Génie du Cap Saint Jacques, 1955. - 1 atlas in folio, oblong (41*31 cm), reliure toilée bleue fermée par un cordon rouge, contenant 45 photos originales, la plupart à pleine page et 3 plans en couleurs. Très bel exemplaire. Rare album photographique retraçant les travaux de génie pour la construction et l'établissement de la Base Saint Jacques au Sud-Vietnam. "Cet album nous propose une vue d'ensemble des réalisations du Génie au Cap Saint Jacquess. Il est dédié à tous les artisans de cette oeuvre réalisée grâce au labeur constant et malgré des difficultés sans cesse renouvelées." Sommaire: La Piste - Les Appontements - Le Dépôt de Munitions - L'Area de Ben-Dinh - L'Area G.M.T. - Les Cités Cadres et Logements - L'Hôpital Militaire - L'Ensemble de Rach-Dua - Les Installations Emission et Réception Radio - Les Carrières - Les Centrales Electriques - Les Puits - Le Drainage et les Evacuations.

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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. First edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Near fine in self-wraps with a tiny nick and a little light wear. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author to his second wife, June Mansfield, who was by all accounts the inspiration for much of his most important fiction: "For June -- the only 'imaginative' story I've written. Henry 10/15/56." A superb association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

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        The Scrolls from the Dead Sea

      New York, Oxford University Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Some browning to the endpapers but an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and faded dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Cousin Dorothy with love from Edmund Wellfleet Mass. October 19, 1955". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth.

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        Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief 1955 Movie Poster

      Vista Vision; Paramount Pictures. POSTER. Rare Original 'To Catch A Thief' Movie Poster, Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock; Starring: Cary Grant & Grace Kelly; 1955 Vista Vision; Paramount Pictures; Size: 14" x 36 inches; original film poster; Own a Beautiful Piece of Hollywood History. . Very Good. 1955.

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        Arquivo De Bibliografia Portuguesa. 1955-1974.

      Atlântida, Coimbra - 4 vols. Vol.1 : 1955-56, Anos I, II. 402 + 431pp. Vol.2 : 1957-59, Anos III - V. 270 + 247 + 244pp. Vol.3 : 1960-66, Anos VI - IX. 270 + 324 + 167 + 137pp. Vol.4 : 1967-74, Anos X, XVII. 171 + 135 + 119 + 253 + 124 + 175pp. All illus. in b/w. Indexes. Articles from Georges Bonnant, A.Ferrand de Almeida Fernandes, J.F.Peeters-Fontaines, Jorge Peixoto, Antero de Quental.

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      United Kingdom: Jonathan Cape, 1955 The second impression is fairly rare  the first impression had a print run of just 9600 (Gilbert) .Book is clean and tight with small inscription on FP.  Has very slight lean. One corner bumped. Otherwise in excellent condition and bright and unmarked. Very good example of a hard to find second impression copy.D/J is later 5th state -  1962 was the last of the original "flame" design of Kenneth Lewis printed  and credited to him on the inside flap. No tears but spine is a little sun-kissed.A nice example of a very collectible edition

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      Imprenta Josep Maria ViaderSant Feliu de Guíxols. 1955. Cubiertas de Cuero por Carlos Roca. 2 Tomos + Caja Corcho. XVI+163Pág+3h y IX+172Pág+3h. 26x21. Magna edición limitada de 250 ejemplares numerados(Nº127), impresa en tipos góticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho, ilustrada con 34 reproducciones, dibujadas u grabadas por los mejores artistas del siglo XVIII, de la suntuosa edición realizada por la Real Academia Española en el año 1780. Profusión de orlas e iniciales policromadas en oro y a todo color. Totalmente completo, si tiene alguna hoja con grieta(el corcho es muy delicado).

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        Portrait Photograph of Robert Duncan

      First. Color photograph of a youthful Robert Duncan. Measuring 8.5" x 11", image size 7.5" x 7.5". Fine. Signed, captioned, and dated 1955 (but printed later) by Williams on the verso. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Figure of Time: Poems

      Nashville, Tennessee: The Hemphill Press. (1955). First. First edition. Modest age-toning at the extremities, else near fine in stapled wrappers as issued. Nicely Inscribed by the author to a noted French scholar who specialized in African-American poetry: "To Jean Wagner with all good wishes -- Robert Hayden, Nashville Sept. 25, 1958." Additionally, Hayden has altered three lines of one of the printed poems, including changing one word. The art on the front wrapper is credited to "Aaron Douglas, artist-in-residence, Fisk University." An exceptionally uncommon volume of poetry, many times scarcer than his first book, with a nice inscription, and a little known example of Douglas's art. .

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        Typescript foreword to "De Motte's Long-Playing Phonographic Record Guide," signed; with corrected draft, two typed letters, signed, and autograph letter, signed

      n.p., 1955 - The original foreword by Stokowski to Warren De Motte's The Long Playing Record Guide, 1955, the first comprehensive and sytematic survey of music available on LP, "from the great masters of symphonic and operatic music, to the popular and folk-music of nations all over the world, including African and Asiatic." From the collection of New York editor and bon vivant John Ferrone, long associated with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, where he edited the multivolume Letters and Diaries of Virginia Woolf, the Diaries of Anaïs Nin, and the HBJ paperback program. He was also editor of Alice Walker and Eudora Welty, and a long-time personal friend of James Beard, whose posthumous work he edited Published as Foreword to The Long Playing Record Guide, 1955. 4to and smaller. Typescript, typed letters, and autograph letter, 6 pages, with 2 mailing envelopes. Old folds, generally fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CASTILLOS EN CASTILLA. Estampas comentadas que ha reunido y publica el conde de Gamazo. Prólogo de D. Félix de Llanos y Torriglia. Dibujos originales reproducido en tonos grisaceos y sepia por Hauser y Menet de D. Castro de la Mora.

      - Madrid, 1955. Folio M. 3 h., XXXIX p., 200 p. 1 h., 54 láminas y fotografías. Encuadernación en holandesa puntas piel, planos papel, nervios y tejuelos, cabecera pintada. Conserva cubiertas originales. - Gran papel. Estado impecable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Freie Welt. Herausgegeben vom Zentralvorstand der Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft. - 59 Bände: 56 Halbjahresbände und 3 Jahresbände der illustrierten DDR-Zeitschrift. - Einzelbände: Das 1. und 2. Halbjahr der Jahrgänge 1956-1963, 1966-1983 und 1985 (in 54 Halbjahresbänden). Sowie die Halbjahresbände 1964/2, 1965/1 und die Jahresbände 1984, 1986 und 1987. (Enthalten im 1. Band des Jahres 1956 sind auch die Hefte 19- 24, Oktober bis Dezember, von 1955).,

      Berlin, Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt; Berlin, Berliner Verlag 1955-1987. - Je Heft circa 22-55 Seiten, mit zahlreichen (ab 1978 auch farbigen) photographischen Abbildungen, "Die Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft (DSF) war eine Massenorganisation in der DDR, die den Bürgern Kenntnisse über die Kultur und Gesellschaft der Sowjetunion vermitteln sollte." (Quelle Wikipedia). Die von ihr veröffentlichte "Freie Welt" erschien 14-tägig, ab August 1963 wöchentlich, ab 1978 wieder 14-tägig. Sie berichtete insbesondere über Themen, die das Verhältnis der DDR zur Sowjetunion sowie zu anderen Ländern des Warschauer Paktes betrafen, aber auch (teils im Boulevardstil) über allgemeine kulturelle, gesellschaftliche und politische zeitgeschichtliche Themen (wie wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Leistungen der DDR, Berufsleben, Mode, Sportveranstaltungen, inclusive Rätselseite, Fortsetzungsroman und Fernsehprogramm etc, bis hin zu Auslandberichten und internationalen politischen Themen, wie z. B. Vietnamkrieg, Rassendiskriminierung in den USA, kalter Krieg und internationale Aufrüstung, Weltkongress der Frauen etc). - Aus dem Inhalt (u. a.): " Zwischen Karneval und Pogrom (Wahlen USA); Diese Stadt wird goldrichtig (Hoyerswerda); Hört die Stimme der Vernunft! (Atomübung USA); Von Rathenau zu Hartlieb - oder: Das Elend der Unbelehrbaren; Im Pancrac wird gefilmt; Traumreise im Gigant-Express; Mode, Moskau - Mannequins; Arabisches Schlaraffenland?; Silber für Gabi!; Eine Rose für Warschau; Drei Briefe, eine Anklage (zum Vietnamkrieg); Die 'Froschmänner' von Sotschi; Eine Amerikanerin in Saigon; Zwischen mini und Maxi; Brecht in Sömmerda; Interkosmos 1. Taufe eines Sputnik; Delegierte zum 24. Parteitag; Das Gold von Sarafschan; Meine Photos von Gagarin; Atem der Erde: Erdgas; Strahl aus der Antiwelt; Mädchen in Thierbach; Die Staffelei muß warten (Frauen in der DDR); Interviews am Kältepol (Serie); Musentempel am Gartenring; Geschichten ausdem Moskauer Wald; Mit Käranlagen alles geklärt?; Mole, Mode, Modenschau; Wetterformel gesucht!; Brauchen wir die Kernenergie?"- Die Einbände der frühen Jahrgänge sind leicht berieben und fleckig (die späteren Jahrgänge eher geringfügig). Wenige Bände am Rücken leicht bestoßen. Hefte eines Bandes in falscher Reihenfolge eingebundenen. Ganz wenige Blätter mit geringfügigem Randeinriss. Papier leicht gebräunt. Sonst guter, sehr sauberer Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 170000 2° (37 x 28 cm), Hardcover (cloth), Leineneinbände der Zeit. Bände mit wechselnden Einbänden und leichten Variationen in der Größe und Aufmachung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous / The Story of How MAny Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism : New and Revised Edition [Second Edition]

      Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, New York [1959] 1955 - Second Edition, Third Issue, Title And Copyright Pages With 1955 Dates, No Later Printing Indicated, With "1959" Date On Dj Flap And 1958 Book Printings Indicated On Verso Of Half-Title [ A List Not Present At All In The First Issue], With The Following Points: Much Thicker Than The First Issue, 1 3/4" Thick, Misprint Corrected [ "Really" On P. Xx], And Updated "7000" On P. 16, And A New List Of Four Publications On The Verso Of The Half-Title Page Ending With "Brief History Of A.A.'S First Two Decades" And The Al-Anon Address As "Box 182" On P. 575. This Printing Has The Original Dj With Misleading Text "Third Edition New And Revised" On Spine, With Text On The Front Cover Reading "This Is The Third Edition Of The Big Book, New And Revised. The Basic Text For Alcoholics Anonymous", Text At Top Of Front Flap"Alcoholics Anonymous Third Edition 1959" . In The Original Dust Jacket, With Text At Bottom Of Front Flap Reading "Seven Case Histories, An Addition Of / (Continued On Back Flap)", And No Publication Code At Bottom Of Rear Flap, Which Has Address As New York City (17). A Very Clean, Tight, Almost Unworn And Unused Copy, Spine Has Very Bright Gilt Title On Unfaded Spine And Unworn Blindstamped Title On Front Cover; Pages Bright White, With About A Dozen Corners Neatly Folded Down About 3/4" At Upper Right Corner. Dust Jacket Is Entirely Unfaded, Bright, Immaculate, All Lettering On Spine And Cover Still Bright White, A Touch Of Wear Right At Corners With A Tiny Amount Of Paper Loss. With A Closed 1/4" Tear At Top Of Front Panel And Top And Bottom Of Rear Spine Fold, With Light Wear Right Along Top And Bottom Edges Of The Spine, And A Few Simple Check Marks In The Margins. The Second Edition Was A Major Revision Of The Original 1939 "Big Book", And This Third Issue, Apparently Issued In 1959, Is Scarce In Collectible Condition; Any Printings 1959-1960 Are Uncommon, And Near Fine Copies Of This Dj With Textual Errors Are Uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Altägyptische Grammatik. 2 Bände / Register der Zitate. Bearbeitet von Rolf Gundlach u. Barbara Schwarzkopf. 1 Bd. (Insgesamt 3 Bände, komplett). [durchgehend mit FARBANSTREICHUNGEN]., (=Analecta Orientalia, 34/39).

      Roma : Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955/1964/1967. - XLIV, LXXXIII, 625 S., 15*, IX, (55). durchgehend mit Farbanstreichungen, sonst gutes Exemplar Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3050 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Recognitions

      1955: Harcourt Brace, FICTION MODERN 1STS. English. Hardcover. Fine/1st edition.. "The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us." [Pub. Info]There is a protective mylar cover.

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        Images pour un jardin sans Murs - Illustrated with 9 original lithographs by Maurice de VLAMINCK # HANDSIGNED

      Pierre De Tartas, Paris 1955 - - ILLUSTRATED : with NINE original stone lithographs & EIGHT woodcuts by DE VLAMINCK. - All the lithographs are PLATE SIGNED. - OUR COPY ALSO INCLUDES AN UNANOUNCED full page WOODCUT. - SIZE : 12" x 16". - PAPER : Rives vellum. - LIMITED to 200 copies, here one of the 28 deluxe copy with an extra lithograph and a suite of the 8 woodcuts on 4 pages. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Walterskirchen annex n° III p. 258 to 260. - CONDITION : complete & in very good condition. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      No date. A brochure from The Suffolk County Whaling Museum of Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY, printing the article "The Sag Harbor Whalers" by Clother Hathaway Vaughn. Signed by Steinbeck, who lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death in 1968. A larger than usual Steinbeck signature, perhaps of the variety occasioned by someone asking for "an autograph" on a randomly available surface, as opposed to a more formal signing of one's work. 4" x 9" trifold brochure, now tipped to black cardstock. Fine. A nice memento connecting Steinbeck to his longtime, and last, home.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Clean Break (Movie Source Book for Stanley Kubrick's The Killers)

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. First edition of the author's most sought after title. Source for the Stanley Kubrick film The Killers starring Sterling Haydon. Small sticker shadow to front endpaper else a very good hardcover book. Top edge lightly spotted. This copy comes with an untrimmed dustwrapper (presumably straight from the publisher) which is wider than the book by about an inch. Other than this, the jacket is completely unfaded and in beautiful condition. Has publishers date stamp of Mar 1, 1955 to lower front flap.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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