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        Un paese

      Torino: Einaudi, 1955. Prima edizione (First edition). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Testo di Cesare Zavattini. 80 fotografie di Paul Strand Primo e unico volume della collana di libri fotografici pensata da Zavattini. La copertina, disegnata da un grafico newyorkese amico di Strand, mostra l'immagine della famiglia Lusetti, che diventò celeberrima. Fu a questo modello che, a partire dagli Anni Sessanta, si ispirarono quasi tutti i fotografi italiani (A. Russo, Storia culturale della fotografia italiana). Stampato a rotocalco nella Tipografia Amilcare Pizzi [Roth, 2004]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1955 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Published in 1955" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is vibrant in color without ubiquitous fading to the spine. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy with the original map present in the back of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Shroud Publishers 1955 - Written in 1927, Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath remained unpublished during Lovecraft's lifetime. It finally appeared in 1943, in the second Arkham House collection of his work, Beyond the Wall of Sleep. When Shroud produced this version in 1955, the book was printed from the text of a 4-part serialization that had appeared in The Arkham Sampler (according to Joshi I-A-31). The Shroud version comes in several different variants. This is the rarest. No. 492 of 1500 numbered copies, Currey state D1: A black cloth hardcover binding in a second state dust jacket, with the limitation notice pasted on bottom of the colophon page, stating this is one of 50 specially bound copies, signed in red ink by the publisher, Kenneth J. Krueger (see photo). Condition: Like many other copies of this book, the dustwrapper has become dry and fragile, especially along the spine. This wrapper has partially split on both the front and back hinges and clear tape has been applied to the inside of the wrapper. The black cloth covers are fine, except for what looks like a thin line of dust on the bottom edges. No bumping, the spine is square, and the gilt text is perfect. Fixed gray endpapers show a mild amount of toning around the perimeter, likely from bindery glue. The text pages are perfect. The first four sheets in the book exhibit some small, isolated areas of toning at the top outside and top edge. According to Joshi, many printed copies of this book were lost or destroyed when Krueger moved his publishing firm to California, thus its rarity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Netherworld Books]
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        Colette - Dedicated with an Illustration By Cocteau

      Grasset, France 1955 - 120 pp.; Exemplar 313 out of 455; The book is inscribed on front page "Salut bien amical de jean cocteau 1958" with the star signature and contains a drawing by him - all in blue pen. Uncut; minor wear to cover; else in good condition. Size: 22 cm Tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Widmungsexemplar: &quote;Discours de Reception de M. Jean Cocteau a l'Academie Francaise et Reponse de M. Andre Maurois&quote;.

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

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Original Film Poster: Raices: una pelicula de Manuel Barbachano Ponce - dirigida por Benito Alazraki

      Offset Multicolor S.A., [Mexico] 1955 - Handsome photomontage poster advertising Benito Alazraki's 1954 film Raices (released in the United States with the title Roots). The film, now viewed as a landmark of Latin American filmmaking, was controversial for its realistic depiction of economic injustices against the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The acclaimed Spanish left-wing artist Josep Renau (1907-1982) was active in anti-Fascist propaganda campaigns during the Spanish Civil War; he was captured and briefly interned in the French concentration camp at Argeles-sur-Mer until his escape to Mexico in 1939. In Mexico he pursued a long and distinguished career as a muralist, painter, and political propagandist. Photomontage was always a central technique in his work; in 1966 he published his classic Fata Morgana USA: the American Way of Life, a book of photomontaged images highly critical of North American consumer culture. Renau relocated to East Germany in 1966, where he lived until his death. Original lithograph in colors, 94cm x 68.5cm (ca. 37" x 27"). Professionally mounted on archival linen. Slight toning to margins; old folds barely visible; still a bright, Near Fine copy, Condition A/A-.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The October Country [WITH TWO DUSTJACKETS]

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - The first issue, with the publisher's logo stamped upside-down on the spine, a fine, fresh copy except for the barest shelfwear and dust soiling. WITH TWO DUSTJACKETS. One jacket is brilliant and entire, except for faint adhesive shadows at the spine heel and the back flap edge. Unfortunately a white portion of the front panel has become weakened due to water damage; the crumbling paper has been patched into place with some archival tape, and the overall appearance is of something resembling light soiling. Otherwise, the jacket is among the finest I've seen, the whites white and the reds red. A sympathetic restoration could bring it up to near new. The second jacket is formally the better one, but exhibits the more usual moderate soiling and rubbing, fading to the spine lettering, and a narrow water stain at the rear spine fold. All four flap corners are shallowly clipped, but the $3.50 price is intact. I hesitate to grade the damaged jacket; the other one is about very good. A more than complete package. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Miglore]
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      Ballantine (1955) - First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Joe Mugnaini. In Currey's B binding (the standard red cloth trade binding, no priority) and first state with the publisher's monogram printed upside down on the spine. Few tiny spots to upper foredge (not evident to pages) VG+ in little soiled white dj with spine titles faded to yellow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas J. Certo]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - A collection of 14 stories from "Dark Carnival", all revised for this edition, and five more stories never before published in book form. Currey binding "B", red cloth lettered in black, Ballantine logo on spine is upside down, no priority established [binding "A" was used on 50 copies for Bradbury himself]. Book is well read, covers worn with fraying at tips and a little fraying along top and bottom edges of spine, hinges intact, small light stain on pp 250 and 251 with a little corresponding staining to the foredge only of the next 25 pp., and two very small lightened areas on front cover. DJ is edgeworn, spine faded but red lettering readable, open tear along bottom half of front flap edge with 1/8" wide loss of paper along the edge, 3/4" closed tear at top of front panel, 1/4" closed tear at top of spine, minute losses at corners, foxing along top of rear panel and both sides of rear flap fold. An unsophisticated book and DJ with no restoration. Pencil signature of Doris Gilbert Williams dated March 1956; this may be the Doris Gilbert who wrote for Science Fiction Theatre and other TCV shows in the 1950's, then much later married character actor Harry Lauter, then later became an artist of seascapes. Inscription in pen by Bradbury dated 6/11/1988 on title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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        Viaggio alla città di Safed

      Roma: Edizioni Age d'or, 1955. Prima edizione di 120 es. numerati. Fogli sciolti in cartella in tela (loose as issued in original cloth portfolio). Ottimo (Fine). Cm 35x35. Con 12 litografie originali di Luzzati (cm 34,5x34,5 intitolate: Sinagoga aschenazita, Scuola di Rabbi Banà, La leggenda del fico, Sinagoga Rabbi Jossi il costruttore, La leggenda delle lucciole, Sinagoga Rabbi Habuab) Viaggio alla città di Safed" è la prima cartella di litografie di Luzzati. Litografie tirate dalla ditta Schenone di Genova

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Far and Away the Best

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. 12mo. No edition stated. Book is in VG+ condition; edges of boards are lightly rubbed and pages are browning slightly with age. Jacket is in VG- condition; there are several tiny tears along edges, and rear cover is has a few small stains. Covers are browning, and corners are torn at tips. Illustrated by Gillian Wood. A crisp, tight copy. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 190 pp.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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      Guilford, Charles W Traylen, 1955.DELUXE EDITION LIMITED ONLY 20 COPIES. WITH 1 ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATE AFTER SAMUEL HOWITT IN FOLDER AT REAR, FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF CIRCA 1808, this is plate 17, Rabbitt Shooting, La Chasse au Lapin. Facsimile reprint, oblong folio, approximately 580 x 450 mm, 23 x 18 inches, title page and contents page decorated and coloured, 20 coloured plates reproduced from the original hand - coloured aquatint plates, no text, plates captioned in English and French, bound in full red crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titled and ruled in gilt on the upper cover, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cloth hinges and cockerel marbled endpapers. Binding has a few dark scatches, mostly to rear cover, lacks the slip case, otherwise a very good copy. This exact fascimile reprint of the first and only edition of one of the rarest of all sporting books, printed in eight colours by offset lithography by W S Cowell, Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, published by Charles W Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, 87 North Street, Guildford, England. This copy is number 18 of the edition deluxe, limited to twenty copies, each of which contains one of the original plates. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        But I don't want to go to Brightlingsea. I want to go to Mars.

      c. 1955 - Sheet size: 235 × 233 mm. Pencilled at head as done for the News Chronicle, wanted 8.55 [August 1955]. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Ashville, NC: Jonathan Williams 1955.. Pictorial wrapper over stiff wrappers. Illustrated with drawings by Dan Rice. Outer pictorial wrapper rather edgeworn, with some dust spotting and a small patch of surface loss to the upper panel, there are a few pencil checks next to some of the poems (see below), but a good copy. First edition. One of two hundred copies, published as Jargon 10. Although not called for, signed by the author and the artist on the colophon. This copy bears the ownership signature of the author and artist's friend and contemporary, Fielding Dawson, and the pencil check marks are very likely to be his. NOVIK A6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Gift from the Sea

      NY:: Pantheon,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. B002N7L7LE . First edition. This copy belonged to Evelyn Hinrichsen (Edition Peters music publishing) and bears her book-plate on the front paste-down. Offsetting from previously laid in newspaper reviews on front paste-down and front free endpaper, else very good in a very good (offsetting to front flap as well, age toning along the spine and rear panel edges, small chip and two short closed edge tears at the top of the rear panel), price clipped dust jacket. A scarce first printing of this modern inspirational classic and perennial bestseller that has gone through a number of editions, sold over three million copies, and been translated into forty-five languages. ; 128 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        WISSENSCHAFT UND WELTBILD. Zeitschrift für Grundfragen der Forschung. Jahrgang 1955 bis 1976 vollständig gebunden in 21 Bänden.

      Europaverlag; 1955-1976;.. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die angebotenen 22 Jahrgänge sind sauber in 21 Bänden gebunden und stammen aus einer österreichischen Klosterbibliothek. Interessenten aus dem Ausland wollen bitte VOR Bestellung die genauen Versandkosten erfragen.

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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      - ARMERIA Y NOBILIARIO de los reinos españoles. Compuesto por la Comisión del mismo nombre, presidida por D. Julio de Atienza, Barón de Cobos de Belchite e integrada por D. Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, D. Miguel de Codes y Herrero, D. José de Lucena y Ladrón de Guevara, D. Faustino Menéndez Pidal de Navascues y D. Antonio de Vargas-Zúñiga, Marqués de Siete Iglesias.- Madrid, Ediciones Hidalguia, Instituto Internacional de Genealogía y Heráldica, 1955-1960; 4 tomos en 4º menor, 1º, 540 pp. 2 hh. 2º, 348 pp 1 h. 3º, 334 pp. 1h. 4º, 327 pp. Todos los tomos con profusión de escudos en el texto. Ejemplar en buen estado

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        Souvenir Program for House of Flowers

      (New York: Passantino. 1955). First. Stapled wrappers. Quarto. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Large souvenir program for Capote's light-hearted musical about the goings-on at two competing brothels in the West Indies. The show was headlined by Pearl Bailey, with a cast that included Alvin Ailey, Diahann Carroll, Geoffrey Holder, and Sabu, all but Bailey in their Broadway debuts. This program is Inscribed by Capote to Pearl Bailey at his photograph in the program: "Dear Pearl -- Thank you for all you do. Truman Capote." Capote and Bailey are pictured in the program clowning around, either holding hands or arm-wrestling, a competition in which the tiny terror would almost surely come out second best. A wonderful association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Law at Randado [*SIGNED*]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Good dj. 1955 (c.1954). First Edition. Hardcover. [solid copy, moderately worn at corners and along bottom edge, somewhat heavier wear at spine extremities, bumping and cracking at both ends of spine (not extending more than 3/8-inch into the spine at any point, and not affecting the general solidity of the actual binding); the spine is a little bit turned, and the covers a little bit bowed, and the bottom edges of a few pages in the middle of the book are slightly ragged due to some irregular trimming; the original jacket (although not original to this copy of the book) is moderately edgeworn, with a dime-sized scraped area on the spine, and has been trimmed somewhat unevenly along the top and bottom edges, making it about 1/4" shorter than the book itself]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A very decent copy of the rarest of the hardcover issues of this author's first three western novels -- this being his second, and also the true FIRST EDITION of this title. [The Dell paperback (#863) is usually listed by booksellers with a 1954 publication date (and occasionally described as a pb original), but in fact both of the standard paperback reference guides indicate that it was issued in early 1956, and thus was predated by this edition, which bears a 1955 title page date. The confusion probably arises because the two share a 1954 copyright date.] Bibliographic parsing aside, in terms of scarcity this title easily surpasses the original hardcovers of both "The Bounty Hunters" and " Escape from Five Shadows." Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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        Puissance Noire [Black Power]

      Paris: Correa Buchet & Chastel. (1955). First. First French edition, issued a year after the American. Pages a little browned else fine in wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author to important photographer and author Giselle Freund: "To Giselle with all my very best wishes. Sincerely yours, Dick. March 21, 1956 Paris." Wright's observations of the African Gold Coast, seldom found inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        The intimate sketchbooks of G. Braque

      New York - Paris: Harcourt, Brace and Company - Verve, 1955. ril, sovrac (hard cover, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good)/Sovracoperta leggermente sciupata ai margini con strappetti e una mancanza in corrispondenza del dorso (Some chipping and nicks around top and bottom of dust jacket). 4to. Prima edizione (First Edition)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Ginger Man

      Olympia Press 1955 - Special Volume printed in lower back side he price has been scratched out apparently for import reasons no. 7 in Traveller's Companion Series [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Rare Books]
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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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      Harper & Brothers, New York 1955 - Signed first edition. Presentation label from the Martin Company at the opening of Viking Rocket Hall at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, June 30th, 1955. Signed by the author. A very good or better copy in the illustrated color dustwrapper; also in the original 'special' clear plastic outer protective wrapper, printed in white exclusively for this event [A short tear on the front panel; a tape stain present on the back endpapers from the 'special' protective wrapper. Folded color program from the opening of the Viking hall set in. A very important book in the history of rocket science & space exploration. Illustrated with many interesting photographs. The story of "the sensational American plan of launching artificial satellites to circle the earth." 8vo., 242 pp. including Index. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Viking Rocket Story

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1955). First. First edition. Endpapers foxed, a tape shadow on the rear endpaper and flap where a previous owner had formerly affixed the jacket to the rear pastedown, very good in very good dustwrapper. Viking Hall bookplate on the front fly presenting the book with the compliments of the Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland at the opening of Viking Hall, The Hayden Planetarium, New York, June 30, 1955. Signed by Rosen, who as a scientific officer in charge of the Viking Project, as well as by J. Preston Layton (Martin company crew chief of the first Viking Project), and W.P. Murphy (Navy crew chief of the same project). All are mentioned extensively in the text. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Métamorphoses du vide

      Editions de Minuit, Paris 1955 - Paris, Les Editions de Minuit, sd [1955]. 27 x 21 cm, 32 ff. n. ch. entièrement illustrés en couleurs, la plupart ajourés, cartonnage illustré en bleu et noir de l'éditeur, dos toilé. Edition originale de ce célèbre album à transformations qui coûta une fortune à l'éditeur en raison de ses difficultés de fabrication. Exemplaire avec le cartonnage non ajouré et illustré en bleu. Peu commun. Bel exemplaire malgré les coupes du premier plat un peu frottées. (MONOD, 5933 ; VIGNES, 198) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Manhattan Land Book of the City of New York, 1955; 1st edition plus 2 updated editions showing major changes due to urban renewal

      New York:: G. W. Bromley & Co.,. 1955.. First edition & two updated editions. Hardcover. Desk and library edition. Three oblong folios (18 x 12"), with a total of 188 maps, covering the entire island of Manhattan, from Battery Park in the south to West 228th Street at the north, and the entire island from east to west; with Block Index, Street Index and Correction Service. Manhattan is divided into eight sections; each plate within a section has buildings colored coral and streets and avenues in tan; each plate includes an area from three to five streets from north to south and from two to four avenues in width, depending on the part of Manhattan mapped. The 1st Land Book appears as published - there do not seem to be any corrections pasted in. The 2nd Land Book has been updated through Series 116, March 29, 1961 and includes 4 maps "Tri-Zoning Map" in front of the Index and many corrections pasted in, largely above 100th St. The 3rd volume has been updated through Series 133 with no date given. The World Trade Center is not marked, although it looks as if several blocks bordering on Vesey St. have been cleared. The updated volumes show major changes all over the city with many blocks razed to make way for public housing. This is depicted with applied overlays showing the new construction. Comparing the first copy, which was not updated, with the second & third, allows one to see the enormous changes in the City's layout. All are in the original black cloth loose leaf binder. Spines of the 1st 2 volumes repaired with black tape, and note taped to front cover; internally title page loose on one, last volume binding in very good condition. Absolutely fascinating.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Albumblatt mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 4. August 1955.. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8vo. Mit Briefkuvert.. Beiliegt: Zwei Programme das Zwölftonspiel betreffend und ein gedrucktes Portrait Hauers.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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      Foreign Languages Publishing House Nd [], Moscow 1955 - Small 8vo, pp. 276. Original black boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine. Later edition, INSCRIBED TO SPIKE MILLIGAN:' To TERENCE Milligan, With best wishes and for good memory From Lala and Vladimir Dubinin. October 6, 1959.' MILLIGAN HAS ADDED BENEATH: '-- on board the Williem Ruys -- from Russian Diplomatic party who got on at Wellington. New Zealand'. Science fiction novel, first published in 1923 -- although of course, the association is the thing. (Milligan spent four months in Australia in 1959, where a second series of his TV show Idiot Weekly had been commissioned.)

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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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.* 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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        Special Goon Show: The Dreaded Better Pudding Hurler

      Np [BBC], London 1955 - 23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Heavily annotated in a variety of coloured pencils, notes to title page and timings throughout. Edgewear and light age-toning, but in very good condition. First edition. Valerie Simons' copy, with her plentiful notes and timings throughout. The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler was first broadcast on 12 October 1954 as Episode Three of Series Five. Despite the evidence of this title page, all other sources cite Spike Milligan as the sole author of the episode. His regular roster of characters appear in it, the episode is well known, and has been released in a BBC CD compilation. This script, therefore, is something of an oddity: according to the title page it was recorded at the Camden Theatre in London on 22 May 1955; the sole credited author is Larry Stephens; and Spike Milligan's name is not included among the cast. We are grateful to Mark Cousins for the following explanation: 'The [Camden Theatre] session was originally booked to record a special programme (not Goon Show related) called Summer Is A Comin which was to have been scripted by Milligan. However, Milligan was having marital problems and in addition his children were quarantined with measles, all of which appears to have affected his fragile mental state. By May 1955 his doctor [had written] a sick note to the BBC: 'Mr T suffering from nervous disability and is unable to follow his occupation.' The recording was due to have taken place the following weekend, so not wishing to lose a recording slot, producer Peter Eton came up with the idea of resurrecting an old Goon Show script. The possibility of getting Eric Sykes to write a new one was also explored, but he was busy writing for Frankie Howerd. Larry Stephens' name also came up, but apparently he was unwell, so Eton selected The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler which had already been particularly successful and well received by the listeners. (I suspect that Larry Stephens name on [this] script is simply an error rather than anything more calculating). After the recording, the Home service decided not to broadcast the recording and it lay in the archives unheard until it was issued in Series 5 Part Two of The Goon Show Compendium. The Goon Show Preservation Society has copies of all the Goon Show scripts.but not this one as far as I am aware.' The script seems to be a straight reprint of its Series Five incarnation: Milligan's name is included in the cast and writing credits on the final page. But for this recording all the characters usually taken by Milligan were voiced by Peter Sellers, and in several two-hander scenes he plays both parts. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Sämtliche Schriften. Faksimile-Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1730 in elf Bänden

      Frommann-Holzboog, Stuttgart 1955 - 1955 ff. 1. Aufl. des Neudrucks (noch ohne ISBN). 11 Bände. Die Einleitungen in Antiqua, Reprint-Teile in Fraktur. Leinenbände, das Leinen z.T. etwas stockfleckig, sonst nur leichte Zeit- und Gebrauchsspuren. Im ersten Band ist im hinteren Deckel die Beschreibung eines früheren Verkäufers eingeklebt. Erhöhte Versandkosten (Inland Euro 6,50) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fuchseck]
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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New York: New Directions. 1955. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with very light wear. Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dying Southern patriarch and the machinations of his greedy, would-be heirs. The original theatrical performance, directed by Elia Kazan, featured Ben Gazzara, Burl Ives, Barbara Bel Geddes, Pat Hingle, and blues greats Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. It was successfully translated into film featuring Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paul Newman. The black, thin paper jacket tends to wear inordinately; this is a lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Memoirs -- Year of Decision and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday 1955 - A first edition set of the former President's memoirs, inscribed by Truman to Jimmy R. Pittman in volume one. Both volumes are very good in very good dust jackets with the volume two jacket price-clipped and some small tape repairs on the jacket of volume one. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        WATERFRONT. Signed

      Random House, New York 1955 - Schulberg, Budd. WATERFRONT. Signed Presentation Copy. New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. 8vo., 322pp. A near fine copy in dust jacket designed by Jerome Kuhl showing minimal use. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper: "For Bill & Hanna Ecker / Kindest personal regards / Budd Schulberg". An important novel, Waterfront is an equal to Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run & The Disenchanted. Schulberg wrote the 1954 Academy Award winning screenplay for "On The Waterfront" on which the book is based & which also won Best Picture for a total of 8 Oscars. The film directed by Elia Kazan, about mob violence & corruption among longshoremen, has become a standard of its kind. It stared Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb & with Marlon Brando in his Academy Award-winning role as ex-boxer, Terry Malloy. "I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum". The film was based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        National Field Trial Champions

      Harrisburg, Penn.: The Stackpole Company, [1955] - An interesting Buckingham title, very scarce in this deluxe edition Number 17 of an Edition of 50 copies, Signed by the Authors ("Nash Buckingham. Judge 1934-51" and "William F. Brown"), with slip reserving the 1956 supplement. The limitation is given as 50 in "'Mr. Buck,' The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham," on page 282. 4to. Full-color frontispiece, numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. xxii, 520 pp. Full brown padded calf, gilt-lettered, a.e.g., illustrated endpapers. Spine ends and front joint a little rubbed, inside front hinge cracked but holding. Very good. Biscotti p. 57 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A View from the Bridge

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

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace, NY 1955 - "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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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