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        Images pour un jardin sans Murs - EXP de TETE avec 4 SUITES - Illustré de 9 lithographies et 8 bois gravés de Maurice de VLAMINCK # SIGNE

      Pierre De Tartas, Paris 1955 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuille sous emboitage toilé bleu. - ILLUSTRATION : Par Maurice de VLAMINCK de 9 lithographies pleine page & 8 bois gravés pour des lettrines & une suite de 7 lithographies sur Japon Impérial & une suite de 9 lithographies sur Japon Nacré & une suite des 8 bois bravés sur Chine & les décompositions couleurs de 4 lithographies. - SIGNATURE : Signé et dédicacé à l'encre par Maurice GENEVOIX. - LIMITE : 200 exemplaires, ici l'exemplaire Hors Commerce personnel du Docteur Mattei. - PAPIER : Vélin de Rives. - TAILLE : 30 x 39 cm. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Walterskirchen sous l'annexe n° III p. 258 à 260. - ETAT : Excellent, étui partiellement insolé, plis de manipulation sur la suite sur chine. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Archives Economiques, Culturelles et Sociales du Congo Belge : Economisch Cultureel en Sociaal Archief van Belgisch Congo.

      Bruxelles n.d. c.1950 - 1955 - Five Volumes. 39 by 29 pp. illustrated, maps, no pagination, c.500 pp each, printed on glossy art paper. Generally in very good condition. They cover, Belgium, the Belgian Congo and the mandated territory of Ruanda-Urundi. The archives cover all official and semi-State organisations along with leading companies. Text in French and Flemish, with some English here and there. A very comprehensive official overview a few years before the Congo became independent. Several volumes have the stamp of the library of The Consulate of the Union of South Africa Elizabethville. They were distributed through Embassies, Legations, Consulates and Belgian Chambers of Commerce. These vols were rescued after Independence, removed to Rhodesia and later to the UK . These volumes are very heavy.

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      ROBERT LAFFONT 1955 - In-8 broché, envoi autographe signé de l'auteur accompagné d'un dessin original à l'encre et couleur rouge, non coupé, papier un peu jauni, 166 pp. Exemplaire unique - Bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        There Was an Ancient House. A Novel.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved: an Album of Deplorable Caprices Faithfully Narrated & Modestly Embellished by William Russell Flint

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1955 - 123, [5] p.: color frontispiece, color title vignette, many in-text and full-page illustrations in sepia; 31 cm. Full scarlet morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and gilt-tooled Golden Cockerel emblem on front board. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title page printed in red and black; titles in red throughout. This is number 85 of a limited edition of 550 numbered copies designed by Sir William Russell Flint and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press; the watercolor paintings and crayon drawings were reproduced in photogravure by Bemrose and Sons; the text was set and printed by the John Roberts Press. The first 150 copies, including this one, were bound in scarlet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. It is signed by Sir William Russell Flint. With slipcase covered in the same marbled paper used for the endpapers. Without the 8 extra plates housed in a marbled paper sleeve that originally accompanied each of the first 150 copies. With the postcard acknowledging the purchase in 1955 by Philadelphia bibliophile C. Barton Brewster. Lacking the 8 extra plates; otherwise book is in Near Fine Condition: tail slightly rubbed; clean and crisp. Slipcase is in Very Good+ Condition: corners are rubbed; solid. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres Complètes. EN 16 VOLUMES

      LIBRAIRIE FAYARD Arthème 1955 - RO80120083: Exemplaire N°4456 / 4600, tiré sur Vélin du Marais. Couvertures contre-pliées. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe illustrés par Louis JOU. Bibliothèque Bernard Grasset. TOME 1 (494 pages) : Les Silences du Colonel Bramble. Les discours du Docteur O'Grady. A la recherche du Bramble. Les Nouveaux discours du Docteur O'Grady. Conseils à un jeune français. Ni ange, ni bête. TOME 2 (500 pages) : Climats. Le cerlce de famille. L'instinct du bonheur. TOME 3 (487 pagtes) : La vie de Disraeli. Edouard VII et son Temps. TOME 4 (499 pages) : Bernard Quesnay. Terre Promise. Toujours l'inattendu arrive. TOME 5 (467 pages) : Dialogues sur le Commandant Lyautey. Mes songes que voici. La conversation. TOME 6 (507 pages) : Aspects de la biographie. Byron. TOME 7 (462 pages) : Les mondes impossibles. Les mondes imaginaires. Tu ne commettras point d'Adultère. TOME 8 (521 pages) : Chateaubriand. Alain Tourguéniev. TOME 9 (494 pages) : A la recherche de Marcel Proust. Magiciens et Logiciens. TOME 10 (473 pages) : Ce que je crois. Un art de vivre. Sentiments et Coutumes. Cours de bonheur conjugal. Destins exemplaires. TOME 11 (505 pages) : Histoire des Etats-Unis. TOME 12 (504 pages) : Histoire de la France. TOME 13 (494 pages) : Histoire d'Angleterre. TOME 14 (452 pages) : Lélia ou la Vie de George Sand. TOME 15 (455 pages) : Ariel ou la vie de Shelley. Préfaces Littéraires. Le diner sous les marronniers. Une carrière. TOME 16 (Olympio ou la vie de Victor Hugo. In-8 Broché. Très bon état. Couv. fraîche. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (3 Volume set)

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd Book 1 The Fellowship of the Ring - First Edition Fourth Impression 1955. Book Condition Very Good/ Dustwrapper - Good. 423 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tears/chips to both ends of spine and corners. One small tear to base of spine has been repaired internally with tape. Minor soiling to both front and rear cover. The Two Towers First Edition Second Impression - 1955. Book Condition Very Good, Dustwrapper - Good +. 352 pages. . Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tear to top edge of spine & corners and chip to base of spine + minor discolouration. Book 3 The Return of the King - FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION 1955 (with number 4 and slipped text on page 49) Book condition Very Good - Dustwrapper - Fair/Repaired. 416 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] has longish tears which have been repaired internally with tape to fore-edge of front board and spine ends, and is chipped to spine ends and with some discolouration to both front and rear covers & small pen mark to rear cover. A very handsome, clean set bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Slightest shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. All the jacket spines have darkened uniformly. A little foxing to page edges but text block is very clean. Bindings square and tight. Fold out maps clean and intact. . Mixed Editions. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        My Friend Henry Miller

      Neville Spearman 1955, London - xi, 242 pp. Hardback in dw. Dw chipped, torn and creased with several short closed tears. Slight browning to page edges. Preface by Henry Miller. Photographs. Short ink inscription 'For Edna' to ffep. With original photograph of Valentine Lepska Miller, Miller's daughter, dated 1948, loosely laid in. Signed by Perles and Henry Miller on a piece of paper stuck to ffep. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        The Spider's House

      Random House, New York,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt on a green and blue ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the somewhat creased and faded dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page, "For Jack Paul Bowles 1/vi/65" and again on the dedication leaf, "For Jack again Paul Bowles 22/v/94 Atlanta" and with the ownership inscription of the recipient - one Jack Nelson Fricks - on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Spider's House (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the page opposite the title page. Very Good plus in Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Spine ends and a couple of corners lightly bumped, faint bruising to the front endpaper. Jacket is lightly rubbed overall, with brief glue repair to the lower spine end at the verso. An attractive copy of Bowles' third novel. Miller A7.

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        Eloge de Jacques Villon (Paris)

      Bruker 1955 - 26 Bll., 10 (2 kolor., 2 ganzs.) Radierungen von J. Villon Ginestet-Pouillon 139, 239, 287, 300, 348, 520, 544-547. Kornfeld 181. - Eines von 200 Ex.auf VŽlin de Rives, ohne Nr. Zustand Lose Bogen in Okart.-Umschlag

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        Ten North Frederick (Signed Presentation Copy to his best friend)

      Random House 1955 - Handsomely bound in finely woven blue-grey cloth stamped brightly in gold on the spine. A very good plus copy with a slight spine slant and two light 2" tape residue strips on the front and rear pastedowns. In a very good, complete dustjacket with the original price of $3.95 at the top of the inside front flap and the date of "11/55" at the bottom of the flap. Light rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine ends at at the corners. The rear panel, which is lightly soiled, features a photo of John O'Hara. Ten North Frederick is a 1958 American drama film starring Gary Cooper, written and directed by Philip Dunne. The screenplay is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by John O'Hara. (Wikipedia) This copy has been humorously inscribed in black ink and presented: "To Pat Outerbridge, the man with the bent ear from John O'Hara who bent it 17 Nov. 1955" "Pat" Outerbridge was Joseph W. ('Pat') Outerbridge of Princeton, NJ. He was a very close friend and drinking companion of O'Hara who gave him many signed copies of his books over the years. The books are from the collection of Pat Outerbridge's surviving son David. Quoting from Pamela Mac Arthur's book "The Genteel John O'Hara" about O'Hara's relationship with 'Pat' Outerbridge: "O'Hara's companionship with Sister (his sister-in-law Winnie Gardiner who later became his wife) ended his long nights with his best friend, Pat Outerbridge. Those nights began at eleven o'clock in the evening and terminated at three o'clock in the morning. Now, he could resume his late night cycle of writing." (p. 175) First Edition with "First Printing" on the copyright page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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      The Bodley Head, London 1955 - First edition, pp. 183, b/w illustrations. Original dust Jacket good to very good, with some general wear and a little chipping chipping to the head and tail of the spine and corners, but now expertly and seamlessly repaired by a professional paper conservator using the finest conservation materials - methyl celloluse and hand-made Japanese Kozu Shi tissue paper, ensuring that the dust jacket is displayed to its best potential and arresting any further deterioration (and a conservation process that is fully reversible). The dust jacket is not price clipped showing 8s 6d net and now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original blue hard back binding with silver-gilt letering to the spine, very good with a llittle rubbing to edges and a little fading to the spine. Contents clean and tight, original end papers, no inscriptions, minimal spotting. A very good first edition copy in a good/very good restored original dust jacket. Size: 8vo (14 x 20cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography. With a preface by Henry Miller.

      London: Neville Spearman, 1955 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Slight bump to lower corners, a few minor closed tears and chips to dust jacket. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and 10 plates. First edition, first impression. Signed by both the author and Miller on a stuck in label on the front free endpaper and further inscribed by Miller "For Harry Lloyd Marshall, Jr." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        La Soif du jonc

      Editions "Cahiers d'Art" 1955 - Grand in-4 broché sous couverture rempliée, un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, signés par Tiggie Ghika et Jacques Villon, ornés de trois pointes-sèches de Jacques Villon ; bord des plats légèrement salis, très bel état Villon Jacques [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Year Book of the North-West Frontier Province Pakistan 1955

      Issued By the Secretary to Government, N.-w.f.p., Information Department 1955 - Green paper covers, slight spine damage, owners notes. ii. b/w photographs of ; His Excellency Khan Qurban Ali Knan, Governor, N.-W. F.P., The Hon'ble Sardar Abdur Rashid Khan, Chief Minister, Hon'ble Mian Jaffar Shah, Education Minister, Hon'ble Malik-ur- Raham Kayani, Works Minister,Hon'ble Salar Muhammad Ayub Khan, Revenue Minister, Hon'ble Khan Muhammad Farid Khan, Local Govt. Minister, Color foldout Map. Tables, Data, Economic Reports, Peshawar Museum, Color foldout Map of Kaghan Valley and its Approaches, Appendices, Frontier Regions. 262 pgs Advertisments. Owners penciled notes of travel conditions, ect. Very Rare OCLC lists 0 copies. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann. 1955. First. First edition. Two tiny spots on the foredge, still easily fine in fine dustwrapper with some slight rubbing, and a few tiny tears. A very nice copy of this classic mystery, the first book in the Ripley series. Basis for the acclaimed 1960 Rene Clement film Purple Noon with Alain Delon, and more recently filmed by Anthony Minghella with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. .

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        Le Grain de sable. Lithographies originales de Roger Bezombes.

      S.l. [Alger], Editions de L’Empire, 1955, 1 vol. petit in-4 (195 x 280), en feuilles, sous couverture illustrée, chemise et étui cartonnés illustrés, de (2) ff. bl.-93 pp-(2) ff. (justificatif + ach. d'imp.)-(3) ff. bl. - Edition originale, ornée de 10 lithographies originales, dont une en couverture, 2 à pleine page et 2 sur double page, de Roger Bezombes. Tirage à 300 exemplaires, signés de l’artiste, de l’auteur et du directeur de la collection, celui-ci UN DES 9 SUR JAPON CONTENANT UNE AQUARELLE ORIGINALE et une double suite des lithographies, avec remarques, sur Japon et Guarro (N°9). 2ème livre de la collection "Originales illustrées" dirigée par Noël Schumann, les lithographies originales ont été tirées sur les presses à bras de Louis Ravel. L'"Aquarelle originale" est en fait un mélange de pastel et de collage représentant 2 femmes en robe, monogrammé R.B. en bas à gauche. Menus frottements à l'emboîtage sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        The Recognitions.

      NY: Harcourt, Brace (1955). - Uncorrected proof. 956 pp. Title and author penned to spine, else very good plus in printed wrappers. Dated (16 May 1967) and SIGNED by Gaddis. A very scarce proof, even more so signed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Maser - Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY:Random, 1955. - F/F-. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter. Jacket has lightly toned spine and light rubbing on front panel. None of the chipping usually found. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1955 - Advance copy. Unprinted white spine with black and white panels with text only on the front wrapper. Small stain at the foot of the spine, partial creases and light sunning to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Harcourt, Brace and Company (1955), New York - Advance Reading Copy in printed wraps of the author's first book. Scarce format for an uncommon book, this copy has slight creases at the corners and a few small stains to the bulked text edges. Any example of this advance copy in decent condition is remarkable due to its age and its bulky format. Very Good and uncommon in this advance format [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY:Random, 1955. - F/NF+. 1st edition, 1st printing Author's first book. Basis for the 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter. Book has light shelfwear at bottom of spine. Jacket has toned spine, but none of the usual chipping. We offer a LIFETIM [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ben-Gurion TLS to Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver

      Jerusalem, 1955. Very Good. Ben-Gurion writes to prominent American Zionist Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver on the importance of Immigration to Israel by American Youth& & David Ben Gurion Typed Letter Signed to Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver. Jerusalem. December 31, 1955. On official Prime Minister/State of Israel stationery.& & Ben Gurion both thanks Abba Hillel Silver for organizing a successful and united fundraising campaign in the US and emphasizes that what Israel needs most is a stronger push by the Zionist movement aimed at encouraging American youth to immigrate. Abba Hillel Silver was outstanding leaders of the Zionist movement in America. Ordained as a Reform rabbi in 1915 by the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, his Cleveland congregation of Tifereth Israel became known as The Temple.& & Silver held many different influential positions in organized Jewish life in America. He was founder and co-chair of the United Jewish Appeal, and president of the United Palestine Appeal. He served as the representative of the American Zionist movement at Zionist Congresses. From 1945-1947, Silver was president of the Zionist Organization of America. During that same period, he was also president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (an American Jewish Reform organization). & & The Letter:& & State of Israel / Jerusalem, 16 Tevet 5716 / 31 December 1955& To Abba Hillel Silver / Cleveland, USA& & Much Peace,& The united fund raising drive in the US with all of its importance will not substitute for large scale immigration to Israel, particularly since there is an internal necessity for the Zionist movement to foster a pioneer movement. I have no doubt that there is a possibility for a pioneering effort among Jewish youth in America. The Zionist movement in the US will thin out and degenerate if you do not extend a reliable hand to the fostering of the pioneer movement – materializing immigrants and settling the desolate areas in Israel.& & With great respect, / David Ben Gurion / Prime Minister and Defense Minister& Cc: Moshe Sharet / Foreign Minister &

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        Crescent City, California

      n.d. (circa 1955). in period frame, 24-1/2? x 26-3/4? overall. Signed by the artist lower left. Fine. Oil on canvas, approximately 19-3/4? x 21-3/4? . On March 28, 1964 a tsunami caused by a violent earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck Anchorage, Alaska. The tidal surge that followed hit Crescent City destroying 150 businesses and homes, virtually wiping out the entire downtown. This painting depicts a scene from the corner of 2nd and H Streets in Crescent City, and features most prominently the Bank of America building. Further to the left in the painting is the old ?Surf Hotel?, the only structure in that area which survived the tidal wave. The Bank of America rebuilt on the same location, though route 101 has been diverted several blocks over. Falter (1910-1982) was a noted illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, producing over 200 of the magazine?s covers. He also painted a notable series of street scenes in cities across the United States and this work is likely one of those. In addition to its historical interest this painting has a distinguished provenance being from the estate of Louis Lundborg, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of America and noted art collector. See Reed and Reed, The Illustrator in America 1880-1980. A Century of Illustration, New York, (1984), page 216 .

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        WISE BLOOD

      London:: Neville Spearman. (1955). First UK edition of the author's first book. One of the best and strongest southern writers, in our opinion. Endpapers a trifle dark and about an inch of an offset line on half title page, otherwise fine in an unchipped dust jacket showing a little age and a few tiny soiled spots but very bright and nice with the barest wear on corners and spine ends.

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        Music. L?Obelsico IV.

      Roma, 1955 - 4°, Fronti., 15 S. (einge Textabb.), 23 farb Taf., Broschur m. Deckelillustr. in. Transp.-OU, Transp.-OU min gekürzt, tadell. Sonderheft über Music. Text: ital.Music (1909-2005) geht nach Abschluss seines Studiums an der Kunstakademie Zagreb 1934 auf Reisen. Der Künstler verbringt einige Zeit in Madrid, Paris, Wien und Zürich, bevor er sich 1940 in Venedig niederlässt. Music wird 1943 nach Dachau deportiert, wo er unter schwierigsten Bedingungen fieberhaft das Leiden im Lagerleben aufzeichnet. 1945 kehrt der Künstler, nach seiner Befreiung, nach Venedig zurück, wo ihm seine Arbeiten auf der Biennale 1950 den ersten Preis einbringen. Bereits 1951 und 1952 folgen die nächsten Auszeichnungen, als Music erst mit Corpora zusammen, dann allein den Prix de Paris erhält. Den Ausgangspunkt für einen malerischen Neubeginn bildet die Beschäftigung mit den dalmatinischen Landschaften seiner Kindheit. Die Auseinandersetzung mit seiner Umgebung, den italienischen Landschaften ist der nächste Schritt. Von byzantinischen Mosaiken und Ikonen wird Music stilistisch stark beeinflusst. Der Künstler arbeitet in den fünfziger Jahren auch in Paris, wo die "lyrische Abstraktion", das französische Informel, weitgehend das Kunstleben bestimmt. Music behält jedoch auch sein Atelier in Venedig und stellt 1956 und 1960 wieder auf der Biennale aus. Diesmal wird dem Künstler der Große Preis für die Grafik und der Unesco-Preis zugesprochen. Die organischen Motive Music's werden in den sechziger Jahren abstrakter und die Bildkomposition löst sich von den Gesetzen der tiefenräumlichen Darstellung. Die vielbeachtete Serie "Wir sind nicht die Letzten" entsteht in den siebziger Jahren, in der er die Schrecken seiner KZ-Erfahrungen in Zeugnisse universell gültiger Tragik verwandelt. Die Werke des Künstlers werden in vielen internationalen Ausstellungen gewürdigt. Beispielsweise 1995 in einer großen Retrospektive im Pariser Grand Palais. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague

      The Royal Library, The Hague, The Hague 1955 - x+342pp with index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Foreword L Brummel. First edition This catalog is a record of several collections which have at widely varying periods enriched the Royal Library. The chess library of the well-know Netherlands scholar and publicist Dr Antonios van der Linde was acquired by the Royal Library in 1876. Van der Linde, who spent the first period of his life in his native Holland, was in 1876 appointed Librarian of the Landesbibliotek at Wiesbaden. This he remained till 1895, being accorded the style of Professor in 1887. He published studies and bibliographies on the most widely varying subjects, in the first place on the invention of printing, but also on Antoinette Bourignon, David Jorisz, Balthasar Bekker and Spinoza. His various publications on the history of chess are specially important. In compiling his bibliographical writings in this field, his chess library of some 750 items, had stood him in good stead, and it is this collection which in 1876, before leaving for Germany, he sold to the Royal Library. At that time the Royal Library already possessed a small, valuable collection of books and manuscripts on chess which, when the Van der Linde collection was added, grew upwards of a thousand volumes. In 1948 there was a radical change. In June of the year Dr M Niemeiijer presented his chess library to the "Netherlands" State to be placed in the Royal Library. The donor himself has given a fairly substantial account of his library. Dr Niemeijer took up collecting chess in 1924. In doing so he had much support from the late Mr G C A Oakam, whose collection largely form the basis on which the library was built. In 1929 and 1931 Dr Niemeijer bought many items from the library of J W Rimington-Wilson; in later years he acquired the collections of the Wiener Schach Club, of Dr F Palitzch at Dresden, and the Frenchman A de Gouyon, to mention only some. Shortly before and during the Second World War the large library of Mr H Strick van Linschoten at Delft was also acquired. In 1939 the library contained over 5700 volumes, and in May 1940 already more than 6300. During the war years Dr Niemeijer's collection was then stored in the Royal Library and when it became clear after the war that it would be difficult for the owner to accommodate it in his new home he decided to give it a permanent place in the Royal Library. Condition: Corners bumped, light edge wear else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre.

      Geneve. Pierre Cailler. 1955 - Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre. Apollinaire Guillaume. Geneve Pierre Cailler, 1955. With one original linocut by Matisse. two volumes bound in raffia paper housed in the orignal slipcase in the same raffia paper. Original edition in fac- simile, of the love corrispondence that Apollinare referred to the Comtess Louise de Coligny-Chatillon. Ref: Duthuit books 34 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Hérésiarque et Cie

      Stock 1955 - Grand in-8 (20 x 26 cm), en feuilles, couverture rempliée illustrée. 276 pages. ÉDITION ORIGINALE posthume de ce recueil fantastique, étrange et fascinant de jeu et d'érudition, du grand poète. Un des 330 exemplaires numérotés (n°18) sur Vélin Chiffon du Marais. Tirage total à 345 exemplaire + 25 HC. Frontispice (portrait de Guillaume Apollinaire) et points sèches de Mario Prassinos. Couverture un peu salie, intérieur très frais, bon état général. Prassinos Mario [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mosaik von Hannes Hegen Nummer 1

      Verlag der Jungen Welt Berlin, 1955,. 32 S., Bildergeschichte mit den Digedags, gebrauchte Erhaltung (Umschlag beschädigt, mit Klebeband am Heftrücken repariert,3 cm Einriß an der Vorderseite,2 kleine Randfehlstellen 0,5 x 1 cm ohne Textverlust am Umschlag, Adreßstempel auf der Vorderseite, mehrere Einrisse am Umschlag bis 2 cm).

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        John Piper. Paintings, Drawings and Theatre Designs 1932 — 1954

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1955. Arranged and with an introduction by S. John Woods. Quarto. Original green boards, illustration to front cover gilt, titles to spine gilt on a red ground. With the dust jacket. Housed in the original publisher's grey cloth covered slipcase. Illustrated with an aquatint, a monochrome lithograph and 3 lithographs in colour specially drawn for this work, 24 colour reproductions and 212 in monochrome. Minor rubbing to edges, buff dust jacket toned, head and foot of spine rubbed, an excellent, bright copy. First edition, first impression. Limited to 50 copies with an aquatint frontispiece hand-coloured, numbered and signed by John Piper, also signed by Piper and Woods on the limitation page.

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        John Piper. Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs.

      Curt Valentin ., New York. 1955 - Bound in orange cloth with green & gilt text and decoration, dust wrapper. 160 pp., including list of plates, books by John Piper, books illustrated by John Piper, selected articles by John Piper, bibliography, designs for theatre, lithographic prints and exhibitions; illustrated with 11 reproductions in colour and 244 monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-colour line and tone. There is an original AQUATINT, a MONOCHROME LITHOGRAPH and THREE LITHOGRAPHS in colour specially drawn for this book by Piper. The lithographs were printed by Mourlot. A clean, tight copy in jacket showing just light wear along upper edge, with very minor tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954. Arranged and with an introduction by S. John Woods

      London: Faber & Faber, (1955). . First edition, 4to, 160 pp. 243 illustrations, a few in colour. Buckram, d.w. with some minor rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy still held in its original cardboard box, this slightly torn.

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        John Piper: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954

      Curt Valentin, New York 1955 - Cloth in mylar protected dust-jacket. 160 pp., including list of plates, books by John Piper, books illustrated by John Piper, selected articles by John Piper, bibliography, designs for theatre, lithographic prints and exhibitions; illustrated with 11 reproductions in colour and 244 monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-colour line and tone; an AQUATINT, a MONOCHROME LITHOGRAPH and THREE LITHOGRAPHS in colour specially drawn for this book. The lithographs were drawn in Paris and printed by Mourlot. A clean, tight copy in jacket showing just light wear along upper edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Tranfuge (The Outsider)

      Gallimard, 1955. Softcover. Very Good. Gallimard, Paris 1955. French Edition. French Softcover Edition from Gallimard. No d'edition 5049. No d'impression 3345. Signed by Richard Wright on the half title page. Inscribed "To Jack with all my best wishes. Feb. 7, 1956, Paris". The inscription is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Age toning, name at the front endpaper. Rare wrap around publisher ad which is torn. Protected by a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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      Beauchemin, Montréal 1955 - Roy, Gabrielle. RUE DESCHAMBAULT. (STREET OF RICHES). Signed. Montreal: Beauchemin, 1955. First Edition of Gabrielle Roy’s fourth book, a collection of eighteen short stories, winner of the 1957 Governor General's Award, Inscribed by this important Canadian author on the front free endpaper to acclaimed pianist, accompanist and chamber musician John Newmark in French. "A John Newmark, qui percoit si finement avec une si delicate sensibilite la resonnance d'un livre affortura quelques bons moments, Gabrielle Roy." [Inscription freely translated as: "To John Newmark, who finely perceives with delicate sensibility the nuances of a book, this one, with the hope that he will be afforded some wonderful moments. Gabrielle Roy."] Genuine presentation Gabrielle Roy books are rarely encountered. A near fine or better copy showing some light use [spine slightly cocked] in the publisher's illustrated stiff paper wrappers with integral French flaps. 8vo. 261 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Guestbook of the "Wiener Frauenverein" (Women's Society of Vienna) with more than 1650 autogr. entries by prominent artists of the time, among them Felix Salten, Raoul Auernheimer, Marie Herzfeld, and Hans Weigel.

      Vienna, 1926-1955. - 4to. 56 ff. Contemp. calf with giltstamped cover illustration. This fine, exceptionally copious guestbook with more than 1650 entries documents three decades of society events hosted by the women's association founded by Minna Kautsky, Irma von Troll-Borostyáni, Maria Janitschek, Anna Forstenheim, and Ellen Key on April 1, 1885. One of its first board members was Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. Among the prominent members and guests of the society, to which men could belong as "suppporting members" only, are writers such as Raoul Auernheimer, Mathilde Berger, Käthe Braun-Prager, Karola von Buschmann, Ida Maria Deschmann, Marie Franzos, Marie von Glaser, Thusnelda Henning, Marie Herzfeld, Else Kastner-Michalitschke, Emil Marriot, Karoline Murau, Ludwig Ranzenhofer, Felix Salten, Dora von Stockert-Meynert, Helene Tuschak-Lafite, Gisela Urban, Paula von Wasserburger, Hans Weigel, Marie Werner, Alfred von Winterstein, and Grete Wolf, as well as numerous artists, including Marie Arnsburg, Hugo Darnaut, Auguste Döll, Marie Egner, Jehuda Epstein, Camilla Göbl(-Wahl), Susanne Granitsch, Melanie Horsetzky von Hornthal, Claudia Layer, Richard Lux, Olga Prager, Lea Reinhart, Karl Schneider, Ludwig Karl Strauch, Bertha von Tarnoczy, and Paula Wildhack. Musicians such as Maria Brüning, Paula Herz-Leitgeb, Olga Hueber-Mansch, Wilhelm Kienzl, Artur Mikolasch, Elsa Weigl-Pazeller, and Louis Rée have signed their names, as have representatives of politics and finance (among them the jurists Leodegar Petrin and Gustav Lippert), actors (Babette Devrient-Reinhold), and the architect Alfred Keller. - The volume begins with a dedication by Dora von Stockert-Meynert (the society's president for many years after WWI) on occasion of the opening of the 1926 Christmas exhibition; later events include a "Tee-Abend am 8. Dezember 1926 in der Galerie Fromme", exhibitions at the Palais Ratibor (1928), in the Glaspalast (1937), and at the Staatsdruckerei (1952), finally closing with the celebration of the Society's 70th anniversary on April 1, 1955. For the history of the Society cf. S. Schmid-Bortenschlager, "Der Verein der Schriftstellerinnen und Künstlerinnen in Wien 1885-1938", in: Jahrbuch der Universität Salzburg 83 (1981), p. 124-137, and M. Teuchmann, "Der Verein der Schriftstellerinnen und Künstlerinnen in Wien", in: Die Frau im Korsett. Wiener Frauenalltag zwischen Klischee und Wirklichkeit. Exhibition catalog. Vienna, Eigenverlag der Museen der Stadt Wien, 1984, p. 85f. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Anecdotes of the Late War

      Highlands, North Carolina: Jonathan Williams. 1955. First. First edition. Broadside, folded into stiff card covers as issued. A little age-toning to the covers else fine. Inscribed by Olson to his wife and son: "For B. and for Charles Peter fr. Charles." Issued as Jargon Broadside I. A great association. .

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