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        NEW HAMPSHIRE A POEM

      Hanover, NH: The New Dresden Press, 1955.. Small octavo. Cloth and boards, gilt spine label. Fine in slightly frayed unprinted tissue jacket with narrow tear in spine panel. First separate edition. One of 750 numbered copies, signed by the author. Woodcut by J.J. Lanes. This copy bears the author's additional presentation inscription on the front free endsheet: "To George Cohn from his old old friend in memory of good talks[.] Robert Frost Cambridge Mass Jan 13 1956." CRANE A6.2.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Lolita (two volumes)

      Paris:: Olympia Press,. Very Good. 1955. Paperback. B000HFPR1K . Complete in two volumes. Made into the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film. First edition (paperback) with "Francs : 900" on the rear cover of Volume One and a small label with "New Price / Francs 1.200 / Per Volume / The Olympia Press" on the rear cover of Volume Two (the label is age darkened and is chipped in an upper corner). About 5,000 copies were printed. Both volumes have some minor edge wear, age darkening to the title portion of the spines, and a few light wrinkles along the spines, else very good in green mass market sized printed wraps. .

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        Adonis.

      Paris, Flammarion 1955 - Introduction de Paul Valéry. Les 33 gravures sur cuivre originales précédées d'un portrait de l'auteur sont l'oeuvre de Pierre-Yves Trémois. (dont 10 à double page) (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 180 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil des papeterie du Marais, filigrané spécialement. Cet exemplaire porte le numéro quarante-six. Paris, Flammarion 1955. Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée. Chemise et étui carton. Bords de l'étui légèrement frottés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-folio (45x34). Edition illustrée

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        Tristes tropiques.

      Plon 1955 - - Plon, Paris 1955, 14x21cm. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n&#39 a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Hommage autographe signé de l&#39 auteur. Iconographie. Bel exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui ne comporte que de très infimes déchirures marginales sans gravité . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Louis James

      1955. Crayon on paper, 290 x 200 mm., signed and dated lower right, fine, framed. This portrait is of the artist Louis James who was born in Adelaide in 1920 exhibited widely and by 1964 had held over 26 exhibitions in galleries both in Australia and the United Kingdom. He was awarded several prestigious awards and his work is held in state and regional galleries. The crayon portrait is by one of Australia's most highly regarded artists, Fred Williams, It is drawn in a most relaxed friendly manner, clearly the two artists knew one another and at this time we know that both James and Williams were in London, Fred Williams as a pupil at the Chelsea Art School. A lively portrait from the very early days of Williams's remarkable artistic career and in fine original condition.

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        La Jolla Year by Year

      The Library Association of La Jolla, La Jolla, California 1955 - Octavo, [22cm/8in], full pictorial cloth sans dust jacket pp. 177. Illustrated with b-w halftones [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Lewis Best Booksellers]
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        Set of First Editions of both volumes of Truman?s ?Memoirs,? each inscribed and signed by Truman aboard the U.S.S. ?United States? a day before arriving in France ? he had last sailed across the Atlantic to France aboard the U.S.S. ?George Washington? with his artillery regiment in April 1918

      (1) Book Signed ?With kind regards to / John F Brennan / from / Harry S Truman / 5-15-56 / USS United States? on the half title. ?Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, Volume One, Year of Decisions,? Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. 596p, 5.5? x 8.5?. Black cloth with silver and blue lettering on the spine. Facsimile Truman signature in silver on front cover. Dust jacket creased at upper and lower edges, minor paper loss. Very Good/Fine condition.(2) Book Signed ?With kind regards to / John F Brennan / from / Harry S Truman / 5-15-56 / USS United States? on the half title. ?Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, Volume One, Year of Decisions,? Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. 594p, 5.5? x 8.5?. Black cloth with silver and blue lettering on the spine. Facsimile Truman signature in silver on front cover; minor stain. Dust jacket creased at upper and lower edges, minor paper loss, mended with plastic tape on verso. Very Good/Fine condition.On May 11, 1956, f

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Naumann, Hermann. - "zu Franz Kafka - Ein Landarzt".

      . Illustration. Radierung/Kaltnadel, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. Probedruck. 29,8 x 49,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 38 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Platte signiert und datiert sowie links unten bezeichnet "Probedr. F. Kafka" und betitelt. Verso von fremder Hand bezeichnet. - Das Blatt wurde 2004 im Dostojewski-Museum in St. Petersburg ausgestellt. - Blattrand mit leichten Mängeln. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden..

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        Naumann, Hermann. - Zu Franz Kafka. - "Ein Landarzt".

      . Radierung / Kaltnadel, in Schwarz, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. Probedruck. 29,8 x 49,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 38 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). In der Platte links unten monogrammiert und datiert "H. N. / 55." Außerhalb der Platte in Bleistift signiert und datiert unten rechts. Links eigenhändige Auflagenbezeichnung und Titel. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden..

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        Plakat - Internationale Pferderennen Zürich Allmend Wollishofen 1955. Linoldruck.

      Zürich, Bollmann, 1955 - 128 x 90 cm, Zustand A Das Plakat noch ohne die genauen Daten. 1000 gr.

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann Inc, 1955. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Small remainder mark to bottom edge of page block. Boards show light edge wear. The dust jacket shows light rubbing, light sunning to the spine panel and a few nicks and tiny chips at the edges. A lovely example of this high point of crime fiction, in an impressive original jacket.

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955: First American Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First American Edition" on copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 in tact. The book has clean pages, sound binding. Light staining to top of fore edge, that does not extend into the pages. Light traces of erased pencil on front free end paper. Exterior shows light wear and light signs of age. The dust jacket is fragile along the folds, with chipping and some loss to the top and bottom of the spine. Sunning to spine panel.

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        Eikoh Hosoe: The Complete 64 Volume Photobook Collection (38 Signed Editions)

      Japan: Various Publishers. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eikoh Hosoe is undoubtedly one of the most important and respected photographers in the history of the medium. He has consistently pursued original directions in his work that in my opinion has earned him the right to be considered one of the great masters of photography. The collection consists of the following titles listed in chronological order: 35mm Snap, 1955, First Edition. Man and Woman, 1961, Signed First Edition. Ondine, First Edition Limited to 300 copies. Killed by Roses, 1963, Signed by Hosoe and Mishima, First Edition Limited to 1500 copies. Why, Mother, Why, 1965, First Edition. Miss Peten (Miss Fraud) , 1966, First Edition, 175 of 500. Taka-chan and I (A Dog\'s Journey to Japan) 1967, First Edition. Kamaitachi, 1969, First Edition. A Dog\'s Guide to Tokyo, 1969, First Edition. Return to Hiroshima, 1970, First Edition. Shimon (Simon) Yotsuya\'s Prelude, 1971, Signed Limited Edition 15 of 20. Signed by Eikoh Hosoe, Ikuya Kato, and Shimon Yotsuya. Ordeal by Roses, 1971, Signed, Limited to 1000 Copies. Embrace, 1971, Signed, First Edition. Man and Woman Portfolio, First Edition, 1972. Embrace, 1977, Signed Revised Edition. Hasegawa Kazuo 2nd (Nimaime Hasegawa Kazuo), 1981, First Edition. Human Body including separate portfolio of 4 prints, 1982, First Edition. Eikoh Hosoe - Photographs 1960 - 1980, Signed Second Edition, 1982. Eikoh Hosoe - Musee D\'Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris, 1982, First Edition. Gaudi, 1984, Signed First Edition. Ordeal by Roses, 1985, Signed Edition. A Place Called Hiroshima , 1985, Signed First Edition. Untitled 42: Eikoh Hosoe, 1986, First Edition. Body on the Edge of Crisis (Kiki ni tatsu nikutai), 1987, First Edition. Eikoh Hosoe - Photographs 1951 - 1988, 1989, Signed with drawing, First Edition. Gaudi Photo Collection by Eikoh Hosoe, 1990, Signed First Edition. Eikoh Hosoe Photographs, 1990, First Edition. META, 1991, First Edition. Retrospection: Tanezo Hayakawa, 1991, Signed Portfolio Limited to 300. Crust and Caramel (Hijikata Tatsumi Butoh Taikan: kasabuta to kyarameru), 1993, First Edition. Ohno Kazuo, 1997, Signed First Edition. Ohno Kazuo, 1997, Limited Edition, 317 of 500. Taka-chan and I (A Dog\'s Journey to Japan) , 1997, Signed. Japan Photographers #32 Eikoh Hosoe, 1998, First Edition. Eikoh Hosoe (Aperture Masters of Photography), 1999, Signed, First Edition. Luna Rosa, 2000, Signed, First Edition. A Portrait of Shunken, 2000, Signed Limited Edition, 142 of 300. The Kimono Portfolio, 2000, 3 Signed Limited Edition Prints, 25 of 62. Eikoh Hosoe: Photographs 1950 - 2000, 2000, Signed, First Edition. Eikoh Hosoe: Awakenings Portfolio, 5 Signed Photogravures, 2001, Limited Edition, 41of 65. Eikoh Hosoe: Brightness and Darkness of Being, 2003, First Edition. Why, Mother, Why, 2004, Signed Edition. Ukiyo-E Projections, Signed Limited Edition, 11 of 30. Kamaitachi, 2005, Signed Limited Edition, 113 of 500. Eikoh Hosoe\'s Autobiography, 2 Volumes, 2005, First Editions. Butterfly Dream, 2006, Signed First Edition. The World of Eikoh Hosoe, 2006, First Edition. The World of Eikoh Hosoe, 2006, First Edition. Man and Woman, 2006. Byobu, Kakejiku, 2006, Signed Limited Edition, 623 of 900. Flowers of Evil, 2006, Signed Limited Edition with Platinum Print, 44 of 65. Deadly Ashes, 2007, Signed First Edition. Embrace and Ordeal by Roses, 2008, Signed Limited Edition, 37 of 1000. Genzai no Yukue - Yoshida Yoshie, 2008, Signed First Edition. Killed by Roses, 2009, Signed Limited Edition 28 of 500. Kamaitachi, 2009, Japanese Edition Signed. Hana Dorobou, 2009, Signed First Edition. Theatre of Memory, 2010, Signed First Edition. Bushido in Business, 2011, Signed First Edition. Simon: A Private Landscape, 2012, Signed Limited Edition, 195 of 900. Dance Experience, 2 Volumes, 2012, Signed First Edition. Portraits by Eikoh Hosoe, 2012, First Edition. Un Homme Rodin, 2013, Signed Limited Editions, 2 Volumes, 1 of 25. Please email me for a condition report on the books in the collection.

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        The Europeans: Photographs By Henri Cartier-Bresson

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition, with signs of age. Clean text. Vertical creases to front and rear free end papers. Light gift inscription in pencil to front free end paper, likely erasable. Font hinge is showing a bit of webbing toward to the top. The boards show wear, soiling, scuffing, with edge wear and a small split starting at the top of the spine. Caption book is present and laid in.

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        The October Country

      Ballantine 1955 - A stunning fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with no fading of the red lettering. Very rare as such. First State, with the "BB" monogram on spine of book inverted, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo, 306pp. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Retschnik na swremennija Bulgarski knischowen esik. Tom I-III (a-ja)

      Sofia 1955. Cloth 682, 940, 692 S. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, 1955-1959. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Thomas Ha]
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        Inscribed Photograph

      1955. unbound. Rare inscribed photograph (on the mount) in ball point pen, no date, circa 1955. This 10 x 8 photo -- a second-generation print of a 1906 image of a youthful Radtke riding De Mund at Gravesend Racetrack in Brooklyn, NY -- has been matted to 14 x 11 inches. Inscribed: "To my old pal "Slim" - from Herman Radtke." Further information listed on the mat indicates that this image was taken by acclaimed photographer J.C. Hemment and that it came from renowned collector J.M. Holmes -- an exceptional piece of racing history. Very good condition. One of the greatest and most successful race horse jockeys of the early to mid 1900s, whose career was continuously marred by controversy. When Paul J. Rainey, the American businessman, philanthropist, and playboy, purchased the race horse De Mund for $45,000 in 1906, he immediately spent an additional $25,000 so he could have a contract on jockey Herman Radtke. At the time, Radtke was an apprentice under contract to racing icon Jack B. Keen. A short time thereafter, he stunned the horse racing world by winning 16 races in a four-day period.

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        From One China to the Other

      New York: Universe Books,, 1955. Text by Han Suyin. Large quarto. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Photographically illustrated by Cartier Bresson. Minor toning to spine tips, dust jacket with a couple of very small closed tears, reinforced with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression. Cartier-Bresson lived in China from December 1948 to September 1949 and watched close at hand the withdrawal of the Nationalist government and the inrush of the communist armies.

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        Allgemeines Lexicon der bildenden Kunstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

      Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Very Good. 1955. B0042PC3ZO Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half-leather, 28 cm, 37 volumes, complete. 1955 printing. Very good set. . B0042PC3ZO .

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        Moonraker

      Jonathan Cape; London 1955 - First edition, First Published 1955 stated on the copyright page. Book very good, some foxing mainly along page edges, some darkening on end papers. Dust jacket has some foxing and darkening, some minor wear. Flap price 10s. 6d. net. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device blind stamped on rear board, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, minor foxing to the edges and endpapers. An excellent copy in the toned and lightly foxed jacket. First edition in the English language, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden in the same year, translated from manuscript as Den Stillmane Amerikanen (Stockholm: Norsedt, 1955).

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        Bündner Bergdorf im Winter, Village montagnard des Grisons en hiver, Villagio grigionese in iverno, Winter in the Grisons. Coll.: 'La Suisse terre de beaute - Beautiful Switzerland.

      Zürich, Wolfsberg, vers 1955,. 65x90 cm Affiche signe dans l'image 'A.C.', edite par l'office central suisse du tourisme. Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Kunst zwischen Stuhl und Bank, das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk 1935-1995, S. 103- N° 88.

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        JOURNEY TO LOVE

      New York: Random House, [1955].. Large octavo. Fine in somewhat worn dust jacket with closed edge tear and a few small adhesion spots on rear panel. First edition (3000 copies printed). Inscribed by Williams in his shaky post- stroke hand on the front free endsheet to his daughter-in-law: "To sweet Daphne from her 'father' William Carlos Williams." Daphne Spence Williams was the first wife of William Eric, the poet's eldest son. She shared the dedication to the second poem in THE DESERT MUSIC. WALLACE A41.

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        The Return of the King. Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings

      Allen & Unwin, London, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. First edition, first impression. Large fold-out map of Middle Earth at rear. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 416 pp. Text body is free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm, but spine is slightly cocked. Endpapers browned and foxed, text block clean. Dust jacket is marked and chipped, with minor loss and faded spine. Internal front flap is present but detached from rest of jacket. Edge marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy. Inventory No: 9966. .

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        NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. Manuscript and printed versions

      Washington DC: NRL, 1955. <p>Spectacular Images of the Earth from the Threshold of Outer Space <p></p>Baumann, R. C. and L. Winkler. (1) Photography from the Viking 11 rocket. An illustrated account of photography from the Viking 11 rocket during its record-breaking flight to 158.4 miles. Carbon typescript plus original photographs and other illustrations. [1], 8ff. (typescript). 11 original photographic prints plus 2 line diagrams on photo paper and 1 blueprint diagram. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, [1955]. 267 x 205 mm. Boxed. Tears in first leaf mended with clear tape, staple holes in the upper left corners of all leaves and illustrations. (2) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 original photographic prints bound in as plates, each with printed plastic overlay and printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Duplicates of 5 of the photographs and typewritten sheet of captions laid in. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 266 x 203 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, light fading, minor staining on back cover. (3) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 halftone plates, each with printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 263 x 202 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, minor dampstain on front cover, ownership signature. Together 3 items. Very good to fine. <p></p>Extremely Rare Group of Materials Documenting the Record-Breaking Flight of the Viking 11 Rocket and the Spectacular High-Altitude Pictures of Earth Taken During the Flight. These materials include a carbon typescript of Baumann and Winkler&#146;s text (not including the &#147;Future Program&#148; and &#147;Acknowledgement&#148; sections at the end, which likely had not yet been written), the original photographic prints and diagrams used for their report, an early published version of the report illustrated with photographic prints, and a later version illustrated with halftones. Baumann and Winkler&#146;s report is extremely rare, with only one copy recorded in OCLC (Stanford University). <p></p>On May 24, 1954, the Naval Research Laboratory launched the Viking 11 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. The rocket rose to 158.4 miles above the Earth&#151;an altitude record for a Western single-stage rocket up to that time&#151;and the camera mounted to the rocket recorded spectacular images of the Earth from the threshold of outer space. <p></p>"Viking 11 broke the photographic altitude record on May 7, 1954, when it carried a fifteen-pound K-24 aircraft camera to 158 miles. Two basic kinds of pictures were taken by that rocket as it climbed straight up and then started to tumble back down. Most showed the terrain below in splendid detail. One, taken at the top of the trajectory, clearly showed El Paso, Las Cruces, the Rio Grande, and three railroad lines, all spread out beneath cotton-puff clouds whose shadows dappled the desert floor. <p></p>"Others, taken obliquely, captured terrain and clouds extending all the way to a gently curved horizon more than a thousand miles away. Two of the pictures, fitted together as a composite, made a portrait of sixty degrees of horizon southeast of White Sands. It showed a 1,036-mile-long crescent at the end of 600,000 square miles of parched land and, beyond, a mottled blanket of languid white vapor covering the Gulf of Mexico. Above the horizon, out beyond Earth&#146;s marvelously crisp edge, there was the stark blackness of deep space" (Burrows, This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age, p. 135). <p></p>The rocket on which the camera was mounted was the eleventh in the series of twelve Viking rockets built and flown by the U. S. Navy between 1949 and 1955. The Viking rockets were the first large liquid-fueled rockets developed in the United States; they were intended to improve upon and replace the captured German V-2 rockets brought back to the U.S. after World War II. As far as we know, the Viking 11 was the first rocket to carry a camera since the V-2 rocket launched by the Navy from White Sands on March 7, 1947; that rocket reached an altitude of only 101 miles, and the pictures taken during that flight were not nearly as clear as those taken from the Viking 11. The Viking 12, which flew on February 4, 1955, also had a mounted camera; it reached an altitude of 143 miles.</p>

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        Le Cahier vert.

      S. l., Editions Manuel Bruker 1955 - 38 Pointes sèches de Jean Frélaut. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition limitée à 215 exemplaires sur vélin blanc d'Arches. Celui-ci porte le n°174. Sans lieu, Éditions Manuel Bruker 1955 - 168 pages. Pages volantes sous couverture imprimée. Chemise et étui cartonnés. Très bon état. Format in-4°(30x24). Edition illustrée

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        William and the Moon Rocket

      London - George Newnes Limited, 1955. London - George Newnes Limited, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. One of Richmal Crompton&#39;s later &#39;William&#39; books, in original unclipped colour illustrated dustwrapper in a protective brodart wrapper. With Thomas Henry&#39;s illustrations throughout. Second impression. Richmal Crompton Lamburn (15 November 1890- 11 January 1969) was an Englishwriter, most famous for her Just William humorous short stories and books. Crompton&#39;s best known books are the &#39;William&#39; stories, about a mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy and his band of friends, known as the Outlaws. In 1922, the first collection, entitled Just William, was published. She wrote 38 other William books throughout her life. The last, William the Lawless, was published posthumously in 1970. The &#39;William&#39; books sold over twelve million copies in the United Kingdom alone. The William books have been translated into nine languages and have been sold all over the world. Thomas Henry (born Thomas Henry Fisher) (1879 - 1962) was an Englishillustrator, best remembered for his illustrations of Richmal Crompton&#39;s &#39;William&#39;books. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in a lovely condition with only very slight bumping, dustwrapper unclippedwith edgewear, some closed tears and the occasional mark. Internally, firmly bound. With slight marginal age toning but clean with only the very occasional handling mark to pages. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith a GOOD dustwrapper.

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        Entretiens avec le professeur Y.

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris _1955, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 36 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Four Cows

      1955. 1955. Silkscreen. 11.5 x 20 inches on sheet size 19 x 25 inches. Blue ink stains. Signed "Thiebaud" and dated "55" lower right. No references to this print. The artist was doing silkscreens in 1955. Authenticated by Paul Thiebaud Gallery. Marginal defects.

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        Hickory Dickory Dock ( SIGNED by DAVID SUCHET )

      Collins Crime Club 1955 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins Crime Club in 1955. The BOOK is in near FINE condition being tight and clean from inscriptions. Appears unread.There is the usual tanning and dustiness to the textblock with mild offsetting to the end papers. The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD + condition - It is complete but browned to the flaps and rear cover.The spine is faded as per usual.The wrapper looks attractive in Brodart protective cover .Book has been SIGNED by DAVID SUCHET directly to the Title Page.A scarce Christie Title with such attributes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs By Harry S. Truman 2 Volume Set

      doubleday&company,inc,, Garden City , NY 1955 - Two volume set. One signed by President Truman. ; years of Decisions &Year of Trial and Hope 1946-1952; 8.70 X 5.90 X 3.60 inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Painting for the Cover of 'Baby Animals' (preliminary study)

      n.p., Ca. 1955 n.p.: n.p., Ca. 1955. Fine. Preliminary painting for 'Baby Animals' ca. 1955. On paper. Measures approx. 8 by 16 inches, in a mat 12 by 20 inches. Signed by Garth Williams. Overall fine condition and with marginal notes by Williams indicating color values. The illustration shows an elephant carrying bears, a mouse, a raccoon, a fox, and followed by a kangaroo, and a giraffe with two long-tailed passengers 'Baby Animals' was printed by Simon and Schuster (with a different design) in 1956, and is still in print.

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        DOCUMENTOS, HISTORIA DE LA IMPRENTA Y LIBERIA EN BARCELONA, JOSE MARIA MADURELL

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Barcelona. 1955. Gremio de editores, de libreros y de maestros impresores. 1013Pag. 25X18. En conmemoracion del cuarto centenario de la Constitucion de la Muy Noble Confradia dels Llibreters de Barcelona. profusamente documentado. Magnifica Obra Historica. Ref. 7.5 Biblioteca A.

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        The Fluteplayer + Hand Typed and Signed Letter

      Printed circa . 1955 - 8½'' x 5½'' 1 sheet folded poem printed in red and black; 'With all the good wishes of this Holiday Season Conrad & Mary Aiken' on front, with Aiken's 21-lined poem, 'The Fluteplayer' on the inside. On the rear cover is a 26 line hand typed letter to Bobby and Margaret Mackechnie, giving them a glimpse of his and his wife Mary's life, including the risk of being evicted from his Cape Cod farm house. It is typed with uncorrected typos. Conrad Aiken's residence 312 South Capitol Street, Washington 3 D C. Starts: 'Boxing Day - Dear Bobby and Margaret, Good to have your letter, and all the geographical newses, sounds like fine international fun - and delighted to hear Bobby is at work again. And yes, I think it would be a good thing to try the parties again, but alas, the mss [manuscript] is locked away goodness knows where in our Cape Cod attic, and will therefor [sic] be inaccessible till May or so, even if then we can find it! I'm orful [sic] sorry. And hope you can get someone to copy it at lowered rates. In Hastings? What's this about Lamb House, and how would we apply? No news here as to date of eviction or compensation, so we plan to stay on as long as poss.' etc. etc. and ends 'this is a little hand printed job done for us when we judged a potry [sic] reading contest last spring, Conrad'. For quick signature and typing machine verification you can look up the first photograph of a letter from the illustrations pages in his 1978 'Selected Letters of Conrad Aiken' by Joseph Killorin in a postcard to Edmund Wilson. Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie's lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard's sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and 'ran' The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author. AMERICAN LITERATURE

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        The Judgment of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

      New York: Cameron & Kahn, 1955 New York: Cameron & Kahn, 1955. First Edition. Spine cloth mended; very good in dust jacket, and in a publisherâ??s slipcase (cracked) with the Rockwell Kent illustrated jacket front panel on on side. We have never seen the slipcase before and presume that it was provided for authorâ??s or publisherâ??s presentation copies. A fine association copy; presented by the author to Dalton Trumbo, â??To Cleo and Dalton and their children ---â??Peace, Bread and Rosesâ?? with enduring affection and great admiration. John Wexley, August, 1955.â? Wexley was a radical screenwriter, and like Trumbo, was blacklisted.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA (CORCHO, CORK)

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Sant Feliu de Guixols. 1955. Cubiertas de Cuero por Carlos Roca. 2 Tomos + Caja Corcho. XVI+163Pag+3h y IX+172Pag+3h. 26x21. Magna edicion limitada de 250 ejemplares numerados(N°127), impresa en tipos goticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho, ilustrada con 34 reproducciones, dibujadas u grabadas por los mejores artistas del siglo XVIII, de la suntuosa edicion realizada por la Real Academia Espanola en el ano 1780. Profusion 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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        Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56. First editions. Octavo, two volumes. Original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in both volumes, "Kindest Regards to James Loukas from Harry S. Truman 6-21-64." Both volumes are fine in very good dust jackets. Name stamp on the front endpaper of the recipient. Truman&#39;s Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president&#39;s tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age" (Doubleday).

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        Description et genèse des dépôts meubles de surface et du relief de l'Oesling. Publications du service geologique de Luxembourg. Volume XI.

      Luxembourg, Service Géologique de Luxembourg, 1955. Ingenaaid. 100 p. + deels uitklapbaar illustratiekatern. [Gedrukt in een oplage van 250 exemplaren]. Omslag enkel aan de randen ietwat vergeeld, maar een opvallend gaaf exemplaar.* Hermans' dissertatie wordt zelden aangeboden. JS 460.

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        A Fox Under My Cloak

      Macdonald & Co., London 1955 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, page edges very gently toned, front and rear end papers very gently toned, spine very gently creased, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed and chipped, small tear top edge front panel, small tear bottom edge front panel, some small marks to the rear panel, retains original publishers price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frog Went A-Courtin' *Signed

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A. 1955 - A beautiful, very early printing copy (probably second printing, almost certainly prior to the release of Over In the Meadow, released in 1957) of this 1956 Caldecott Medal winner, in what is probably a first-printing jacket. This copy is SIGNED by the illustrator, Feodor Rojankovsky, on the title page. There is no mention of this book winning the Caldecott on the copyright page or on the jacket flap, as in slightly later reprints. The jacket is probably from the first print run, as it matches a first in all respects, though it does have the award sticker on the front panel. It is also price-clipped, but by the time the price was raised, mention of the book winning the Caldecott would have been on the bottom of the front flap. The book has blue, paper-covered boards with a drawing of a frog imprinted in black on lower right corner of cover, title in black on spine (like a first printing). Illustrated endpapers, colorful lithographs. There is an attractive, vintage bookplate on inside cover; no other writing or marks. The pages are perfectly clean and bright. The jacket is clean and attractive, at least Very Good Plus, with a little chipping. Please see photos. Uncommon signed by illustrator. Lovely in itself, or combine jacket with a first printing book! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Porto di Crotone.

      1955 - Acquarello su cartoncino , di cm. 29 x 38. Montato su cornice moderna, in legno. Firma in basso a destra.

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        Live and Let Die

      New York: Macmillan, 1955. New York: Macmillan, 1955. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. Small8vo, textured black boards, d.w. New York: Macmillan, 1955. First American Edition. A Cock Robin Thriller. The second James Bond book.

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        The Fluteplayer + Hand Typed and Signed Letter

      Printed circa 1955. . Printed circa 1955. 8½&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39; 1 sheet folded poem printed in red and black; &#39;With all the good wishes of this Holiday Season Conrad & Mary Aiken&#39; on front, with Aiken&#39;s 21-lined poem, &#39;The Fluteplayer&#39; on the inside. On the rear cover is a 26 line hand typed letter to Bobby and Margaret Mackechnie, giving them a glimpse of his and his wife Mary&#39;s life, including the risk of being evicted from his Cape Cod farm house. It is typed with uncorrected typos. Conrad Aiken&#39;s residence 312 South Capitol Street, Washington 3 D C. Starts: &#39;Boxing Day - Dear Bobby and Margaret, Good to have your letter, and all the geographical newses, sounds like fine international fun - and delighted to hear Bobby is at work again. And yes, I think it would be a good thing to try the parties again, but alas, the mss [manuscript] is locked away goodness knows where in our Cape Cod attic, and will therefor [sic] be inaccessible till May or so, even if then we can find it! I&#39;m orful [sic] sorry. And hope you can get someone to copy it at lowered rates. In Hastings? What&#39;s this about Lamb House, and how would we apply? No news here as to date of eviction or compensation, so we plan to stay on as long as poss.&#39; etc. etc. and ends &#39;this is a little hand printed job done for us when we judged a potry [sic] reading contest last spring, Conrad&#39;. For quick signature and typing machine verification you can look up the first photograph of a letter from the illustrations pages in his 1978 &#39;Selected Letters of Conrad Aiken&#39; by Joseph Killorin in a postcard to Edmund Wilson. Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie&#39;s lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard&#39;s sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and &#39;ran&#39; The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author.

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        The letterhead: History and progress

      Museum Books, 1955. Museum Books, 1955. Unknown Binding. Good.

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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - Zwei weibliche Akte, stehend.

      . Holzschnitt, um 1955. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 58 x 36 cm (Darstellung) / 67 x 45 cm (Blatt). Außerhalb des Druckstocks in Kugelschreiber signiert unten rechts sowie bezeichnet "Handdruck" unten links. - Eigenhändiger Abzug bzw. Abrieb des Künstlers. - Papier am Blattrand etwas stärker gegilbt. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR..

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London 1955 - First impression. 8vo. Pp 516. Folding map. Original cloth. Small selotape stains to top and bottom of both boards. Spine leaning. Vertical selotape stains to endpapers front and back. Foxing to front free endpaper. The unclipped d/w is faded to spine and is rather soiled.Wear and tears to head and foot of spine. Removal of selotape has partially abraded a strip of the text on the front foldover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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