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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).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. .

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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.

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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.

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        CLEAN BREAK.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1955] - Octavo, boards. First edition. This novel is the source for the 1956 Stanley Kubrick film "The Killing." The script for this classic film noir was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson, it starred Sterling Hayden, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Mary Windsor. "White is rather neglected at present, but for unadorned action, suspense and vigorous storytelling his novels have seldom been surpassed." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 1049. Some dust soiling to top edge of pages, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of fading to spine panel, much less than is usual for this book, some light foxing to inner surface with show through on rear panel, more pronounced along rear flap fold, some light rubbing to spine ends and corners, and tiny closed tear to upper front panel. (#125583) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. 1955. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear at lower. spine end and touch of rubbing along lower front edge. Title. lettering is bright and not faded. The scarce promotional wraparound. band is present. Scarce in this condition. (#129296). First British (and first hardcover) edition. "A chilling classic ..." - Barron (ed.) Horror Literature 4-116. Now filmed four times, a classic of the genre. The first film version directed by Don Siegel starring Kevin McCarthy was released at the height of the Red scare of the 1950s. The latest version appeared in 2007 titled "Invasion." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-401.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        La soif du jonc

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art, 1955. Edizione originale di 200 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). Folio. Poème de Tiggie Ghika traduit par Jacques Dupin et orné de 3 pointes sèches originales par Jacques Villon (cm da 23x11; 23x16) Achevé d'imprimer, le texte composé à la main en Garamont italique de 24 de la fonderie Deberny et Peignot par l'imprimerie Tournon et les pointes sèches par les ateliers G. Leblanc à Paris

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        BOLETIM DA ACADEMIA PORTUGUESA DE EX LIBRIS. Números 1 al 68 ambos inclusive. 1955 - 1974. Años I - XIX. Directores Dr. 1ª edición

      - Lisboa-Janeiro. Joao de Lemos, editor. 1955 - 1974. 68 números. 4º, entre 60 y 70 pp por número. Bien ilustrada con fotograbados y facsímiles en negro, reproducciones de antiguos grabados y profusión de exlibris adheridos y montados sobre la misma publicación, algunos calcográficos y litográficos al texto. Cubiertas originales en todos los números, del 1 al 22 encuadernados juntos en un volumen holansesa piel época, dorados. Texto en portugúes. Importante y erudita publicación de bibliofilia, exlibrimismo, simbología, heráldica, historia, genealogía, crítica, grabado y medallística, muy rara y en perfecto estado. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        Le cornet à dés II

      Paris, Gallimard, nrf 1955 - Livre épuisé 12 x 18,8 cm, broché, 195 pp. Condition : Edition originale, un des 16 ex. numérotés imprimés sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder (premier papier). Pliure en quatrième de couverture, très bel exemplaire. 315g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Destination Luna; The Thrilling Story of a Boy's Adventurous Trip to the Moon [Space Adventure Series]

      Published by Lutterworth Press, London and Redhill First Edition . 1955. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue covers, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 192 printed pages of text with colour frontispiece. Foxing to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with light rubbing to the edges, spine colours not faded, not price clipped 6s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. SCIENCE FICTION [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Berlin, 8. November 1955.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit gedrucktem Briefkopf und ms. Umschlag.. An die Journalistin und Schriftstellerin Gertrud Dahlmann-Stolzenbach (1909-?) in München: "[...] Daß ich Ihren reizenden Brief [...] erst heute beantworte, hat seinen Grund darin, daß ich erst auf Reisen und dann etwas krank war. Ich bin auch oft zu müde zum Schreiben, zum Lesen, zum Denken, selbst wenn es sich um die so verführerische und ehrenvolle Perspektive handelt, daß Sie mich in München wieder vortragen wollen. Ihre Frage, ob ich Ihnen etwas Neues, Ungedrucktes schicken kann, muß ich leider im Augenblick verneinen. Dafür habe ich meinen Verleger gebeten, Ihnen ein Buch zu schicken, in dem die Einleitung von mir ist und in der ich noch einmal meine Generation überblicke [...] Der Titel des Buches ist: 'Lyrik des expressionistischen Jahrzehnts'. Es ist erst kürzlich erschienen und hat auch im Ausland viel Interesse gefunden [...]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Lolita First Printing Facsimile In Clamshell box

      First Edition Library (Olympia Press). PAPERBACK. Facsimilie reprint of First Printing of Lolita by Olympia Press in 1955. This is the First Edition Library facsimilie. Beautiful two volume paperback set housed in a clamshell case. Case is cloth bound, and as are the two volumes, it is in pristine condition. The First Edition Library edition of Lolita is highly desirable, and this is an outstanding set. Rare and collectible. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Fine.

      [Bookseller: Barner Books]
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        Section: Rock-Drill 85 - 95 de los cantares

      Milano: All'insegna del pesce d'oro, 1955. Prima ed. di 500 es. numerati + 3 ad personam. ril (hard cover). Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano, datata 14 Gennaio 1972 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to an important Italian poet, dated 14th January 1972). Cantos 85-95 of Ezra Pound Note: This section of the Cantos derives its name from the title of a review by Wyndham Lewis of The Letters of Ezra Pound -A64b- in the New Statesman and Nation for 7 April 1951: "The Rock Drill", itself a reference to Jacob Epstein's sculpture of that title of 1915-1916 (Gallup). Edizione curata da Vanni Scheiwiller, impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona [Gallup, 1983, A70a]

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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]

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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.

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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-.

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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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