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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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's Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president'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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barbara Mader]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Fluteplayer + Hand Typed and Signed Letter

      Printed circa 1955. . 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.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The letterhead: History and progress

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

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        SAS, The Global Airline.

      . Plakat i 9 dele, hver del maler i lysmal 92x120 cm. Trykt i offset.1955. * For SAS fikk Jörleif Uthaug i 1955 i oppdrag a lage et stort oljemaleri, basert pa en ny kartprojeksjon, som viste SAS' rutenett, og glimt av menneskers liv verden over. Bildet ble distribuert i store opplag som reklameplakat for SAS. (Wikepedia). Helt friskt eksemplar, der aldrig har vaeret anvendt til sit formal. 1 plakatdel med nogle sma reparationer. Alle dele helt ubeskaret og med bred margin. Billedet er taget fra Paul Lipschutz katalog 'SAS 1946-1986'..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Plakat - Plakatentwurf Internationale Pferderennen Zürich Allmend Wollishofen. Gouache a. Papier, collagierter Text.

      1955 1955 - 128 x 90 cm, Zustand B (kleine Fehlstell am linken unteren Eck) Das Plakat wurde so auch produziert. 1000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        THE GINGER MAN

      Paris: Olympia Press/Traveller's Companion Series No.7, [1955].. Paris: Olympia Press/Traveller's Companion Series No.7, [1955].. Printed wrappers. Minor rubbing at tips, small nick at tip of lower joint, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition of the author's first book. Selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best 20th Century Novels in English. KEARNEY 82.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        LOLITA

      Paris The Olympia Press 1955 - 2 volumes. First edition. First Issue, with the prices imprinted on the rear covers at 900 F and other called for first issue points: August 1955 in each volume, *1 and **1. 8vo, publisher's original green wrappers, lettered and decorated in white and black. 190; 223 pp. A handsome, honest set, some natural evidence of age, some mellowing, a small chip to a corner of the upper cover of Vol. Two, some rubbing to the extremities or hinges, a solid and collectible set. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC TWENTIETH CENTURY BOOK. Nabokov's most famous work, it was prevented entry into the United States and was not published here for many years after the first issuance of the book in Paris. To this day it remains a cornerstone book in the collecting of modern literature. Generally affordable copies of the proper first issue are not often encountered and thus ours represents a good opportunity to obtain this elusive work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 1st Edition Olympia 900 Francs 1955

      Olympia , 1955. These books are in good condition. This is the complete 2 volume set. The books have their original paperback bindings. There is some wear and small tears around the edges of the outside boards. Both volumes are chipped at the bottom of their spines. The bottom corner of the front wrap of volume one is missing. The front hinge of volume I is yellowed and has some wear. There are no signatures,bookplates, or markings of any kind in either volume. There is some light foxing to some pages in volume I, volume II is clean. This is the first edition / first printing of this book, done by the Olympia Press in 1955. They are  correctly marked with the first printing price of 900 Francs printed on the rear of the books. The prices are not crossed out and there is no sticker covering them (which would indicate a later printing). One of only 5,000 copies printed. A hard to find First edition set of Nabokov's classic work.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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        Über Kunst und Wissenschaft

      F. Meiner 1955 Hamburg. kart. LXX,S. 8 Zustand:altersgemäß gebräunt, Ränder etwas bestossen, sonst einwandfrei,.

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbuchhandlung Giesecke]
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        Officers and Gentlemen

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth folding case. Spine rolled, cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits repaired with tape to the verso. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear Fr. Vincent, I hope that bits of this may amuse you. I am sorry to send an American copy. It cost twice as much as the English, so perhaps it is twice as good. I don't like the wrapper at all. Yours sincerely, Evelyn Waugh".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955 London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First Edition of the third Bond book. This copy has â??shootâ? on page 10; no priority has been established, nor, for that matter, presumed. Previous ownerâ??s name and address in ink on the front free endpaper, else fine in a dust jacket with a slightly dull spine and very little of the typical soiling usually found on the back panel. A superior copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Sancti Augustini Opera. 20 Bände der Augustinusausgabe innerhalb des "Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina" (CCSL). CCSL XXVII: Confessionum. Libri XIII. / CCSL XXIX, Pars II,2: Contra Academicos. De Beata Vita. De Ordine. De Magistro. De Libero Arbitrio. / CCSL XXXII; Pars IV,I: De Doctrina Christiana. De Vera Religione. / CCSL XXXIII, Pars V: Quaestionum in Heptateuchum. Loctionum in Heptateuchum. De Octo Quaestionibus. Ex Veteri Testamento. / CCSL XXXV, Pars VII,2: De Sermone Domini in Monte Libros Duos. / CCSL XXXVI, Pars VIII: In Johannis Evangelium Tractatus CXXIV. / CCSL XXXVIII, Pars X,I: Enarrationes in Psalmos I-L. / CCSL XXXIX, Pars X,2: Enarrationes in Psalmos LI-C. / CCSL XL, Pars X,3: Enarrationes in Psalmos CI-CL. / CCSL XLI, Pars XI,1: Sermones de Vetere Testamento. / CCSL XLIV, Pars XIII,1: De Diversis Quaestionibus ad Simplicianum. / CCSL XLIV A , Pars XIII,2: De Diversis Quaestionibus Octoginta Tribus. De Octo Dulcitii Quaestionibus. / CCSL XLIV B, Pars XIII,3: Quaestiones Evangeliorum cum appendice Quaestionum XVI in Matthaeum. / CCSL XLVI, Pars XIII,2: De Fide Rerum Invisibilium. Enchiridion ad Laurentium de Fide et Spe et Caritate. De Catechizandis Rudibus. Sermo ad Catechumenos de Symbolo. Sermo de Disciplina Christiana. Sermo de Utilitate Ieiunii. Sermo de Excidio Urbis Romae. De Haeresibus. / CCSL XLVII, Pars XIV,1: De Civitate Dei. Libri I-X. / CCSL XLVIII, Pars XIV,2: De Civitate Dei, Libri XI-XXII. / CCSL XLIX, Pars XV,3: Contra Adversarium Legis et Prophetarum. Commonitorium Orosii et Sancti Aurelii Augustini contra Priscillianistas et Origenistas. / CCSL L, Pars XVI,1: De Trinitate, Libri XV (Libri I-XII). / CCSL L A, Pars XVI,2: De Trinitate Libri XV (Libri XIII-XV) / CCSL LVII: Retractationum Libri II.

      Turnholti Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii, 1955-1990.. Jeweils 1. Auflage. Zwischen 120 und 680 S. Gr.-8°. Originalleineneinbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Vorderdeckeln. Blindprägung auf dem hint. Deckel.. 4 Einbandrücken leicht ausgeblichen. 1 Band mit lechter Läsur am oberen Kapital. Im Ganzen ein gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        The Mint

      ONT>By T. E. Lawrence, 1955. ONT>By T. E. Lawrence, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this memoir by T. E. Lawrence, published posthumously. It is notable for its sharp observation, for the insight it gives into Lawrence himself, and for the censorship issues around its publication. When The Mint was finally published in 1955 there were two editions, the expurgated edition and a limited edition containing the full uncensored text. The delay in publication and sensitivity surrounding the full text mainly concerned its barrack-room language (i. e. , lots of four-letter words) and frank references to bodily functions, which some people might still find offensive. The book is a closely observed autobiographical account of his experiences in the RAF. The book covers his initial training at RAF Uxbridge in 1922 and a part of his service at RAF Cranwell, 192526. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, though with a few marks and some light bumping. Dustwrapper is generally smart, though with some handling marks and slight edgwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Buffalo: Shroud Publishers, 1955. Buffalo: Shroud Publishers, 1955 Buffalo, NY: Shroud Publishers, 1955. First Edition and First Printing both stated; also, one of fifty specially-hardbound copies, with the label so stating signed by sci-fi publisher Ken Krueger; also within an overall limited edition of 1500 copies, this being copy number 283; also with the words "Limited Collector's Edition" printed on front jacket flap. Introduction by George T. Wetzel. In second state jacket (yellow with black ink), as [allegedly] all of the fifty Krueger specially-bound copies were. These fifty were also described as being the only hardbound copies. For more detailed information, see the very informative listing by bookseller John W. Knott, Jr., and of course Lloyd Currey's short shelf of scholarly bibliographic titles on science fiction. Octavo, 107 pp. Fine book - gleaming, and in fact, essentially quite flawless as a 1955 production - in a jacket which is aching to be called "Near Fine" but does have some rubbed in dust spots (scan) and a tiny1.5 mm chip at bottom left rear panel. Originally published in the 1943 Arkham House aggregation of Lovecraft work, "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep", the lengthy story "Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath" is redolent with the unmistakable and singular phraseology of a man who, as clearly as he wrote horror, felt horror. No one matches up with H.P. Lovecraft at the art of expressing where primal terror lies. He was, and is, peerless. Collectible piece within the genre. Please see scans. l52n

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        Al Anon Family Groups

      AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS HEADQU, NY 1955 - Book has general shelf, rubbed extremities, lightly age toned pages, some pencil & pen underlining in text, good binding. Dust jacket has general wear, worn extremities, head and foot of spine chipped, some creasing to edges, light soiling to rear cover, overall good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: 111 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Haggadah shel Pesach [Passover Hagada haggada kibbutz haggadah]

      Givat Brenner, Israel 1955 - An illustrated kibbutz haggadah. Water stain on inner blank wrappers only. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Die Freiherrn von Waldenfels Stammfolgen mit urkundlichen Belegen I.-III. Teil, Besitzgeschichte IV. Teil - vom Autor signiert Autograph

      o.A, ca. 1955. , 1868, Kanten etwas berieben und teilweise bestossen, Fußschnitt etwas angestaubt, Band I kleiner Fleck auf dem Einband, eine hintere Einbandecke geknickt, Besitzervermerk auf Titelblatt, Band II Knickspur im Einband, Band III winziger Fleck auf der Rückseite des Einbandes, Band IV eine Einbandecke bestossen, textsaubere Exemplare, Bindungen gut und fest , Zustand: befriedigend. Band I vom Autor an Hans Seiffert signiert; inkl. Tafel I Stammfolgen Generation I-VIII Band II vom Verfasser zugeeignet, dem Band liegt ein handschriftlicher Brief des Autoren bei; inkl. Anschluß-Tafel I Stammfolgen Generation VIII-XII Band III: Tafel Stammfolgen XII- XXIII beigelegt Band IV: vom Verfasser zugeeignet; inkl. Landkarte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinbrenner - Der Bücherhof]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955. Coward-McCann, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First American edition (stated). Hardcover. 243 pp. Near fine, in a very good unclipped jacket. Pages 145-174 very slightly bumped at the top corner. Just a trace of rubbing to the bottom board edges. Jacket has light wear at the top edge; the bottom edge is trimmed, just a millimeter or two. $3.50 price on front flap.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Komposition auf gelbem Grund. Farbige Lithographie. Um 1955. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links bez.: H.C. (für hors commerce).

      . 28,3 : 38,5 auf Velin 37,5 : 52 cm.. Mit dem Trockenstempel der Erker Presse St.Gallen unten links. - Im Rand schwach stockfleckig, sonst gut und unbeschnitten erhalten.

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        Saucers / Three Issues: June, September and December of 1955; UFO

      Flying Saucers International, Los Angeles 1955 - Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1955. First Editions. The June, September and December editions of 1955 (volume 3, nos. 2,3, and 4. Stapled wraps, small octavo, 16 pp each. Uneven sunning to covers, and previous owners stamp to covers (two of these on the June issues, but otherwise remarkably sharp and well-preserved. Very Good, because of the sunning, else, really, near fine. See scans. Three small, short pieces of history from the early years of the investigation of the still-growing UFO mystery. Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International and editor of this, the organization's newsletter, was one of the very first to spend long serious hours on the subject. All issues included discussions on the subject by professionals, as well as summary reports on many current UFO sightings. Miller himself wrote some of the contents, with contributions from John Otto (another early luminary, a paranormal and UFO investigator and radio talk show host), Daniel W. Fry, Rose Hackett, James F. Roddy, Dr. Alfred Nahon, Orfeo Angelucci (author of "Son of the Sun", and an early claimed contactee), Arthur Constance, George Hunt Williamson, Abraham J. Ausman, Orville H. Mitchell and Ray Stanford. Small, short but trenchant and very rare collectible pieces from the first years of the field. L-100 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin 1955 - First impression with 1955 to title page. Jacket unclipped with 21s net price intact. Jacket clean with light shelf wear to edges particularly at spine tips. Spine is a bit sun bleached, but not too badly. Red cloth boards clean and undamaged, spine does have somewhat of a lean to it. A couple spots of staining on foreedges of pages. Light red topstain slightly faded. Pages are very clean and have not been marked or damaged. Sloping text and small "4" on page 49. Map attached and in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION 1955: Two Typewritten Letters Signed by Charles Evans, the Leader of the 1955 British Kanchenjunga Expedition, on Official "Kanchenjunga Expedition 1955" Letterhead, and Addressed to the Manager of the Swiss Watchmaking Company Baume & Mercier, with a Carbon Copy of the Answer].

      1955 - 1955. Three letters, 28, 29 & 31 December 1955. Two Quartos (ca. 25,5x20 cm) and one letter with the blank lower margin cut off, ca. 17,5x20 cm. Each 1 p. Two letters on printed blue letterheads of the Kanchenjunga Expedition, signed by Charles Evans; the letter by Baume unsigned. Mild fold marks, otherwise a very good collection. An interesting collection of three letters about the supply of the 1995 British Kanchenjunga expedition with chronometers. Charles Evans, the expedition leader, writes to L.C. Baume, the head of the London branch of Baume & Mercier watchmaking company, saying that he had received Baume's offer to supply the expedition with watches. Evans declines the offer with regret since he had already agreed to take wrist watches from Rolex and "to regard them as our exclusive suppliers." Nevertheless he would like to have "alarm of travelling clocks, which that company does not supply" and which "do not come under this agreement." In his reply written the next day L.C. Baume says that "apart from electrical timing systems and industrial clocks, I can only supply ordinary wrist and pocket watches, sundry stop watches and navigational instruments. I do not manufacture either alarm or travelling clocks but if you have any difficulty in obtaining some of these, I could no doubt get some for you." He also wishes Happy New Year and a success expedition to Evans and all other members. "Charles Evans was John Hunt's deputy leader on the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition which made the first ascent of Everest in 1953. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. Everest was summited by their teammates Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay three days later, on 29 May 1953. Evans was the leader of the expedition which first climbed Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, in 1955. He served as the Principal of the University College of North Wales (now called Bangor University), from 1958 to 1984. He was President of the Alpine Club from 1967 to 1970" (Wikipedia).

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        Bird Navigation

      Cambridge - At the University Press, 1955. Cambridge - At the University Press, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A study of the science of bird navigation. First edition. Illustrated with many graphs and diagrams. Condition: In a paper covered binding with original dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall:NEAR FINEwith aNEAR FINEdustwrapper.

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        EARTHLIGHT

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and. corner tips, several short closed tears at top edge, one at upper. front corner tip with associated wrinkle, green ink on spine panel. faded, and clipped price. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (#148619). First edition. A science fiction novel about man's first colony on the moon. Expansion of "Earthlight," THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August 1951.

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

      . 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. 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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        Loser Takes All

      London: Heinemann, 1955 London: Heinemann, 1955. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing and some faint cloth spotting, a fine copy in a dust jacket with foxing on the verso, showing through a little at the edges.

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        Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First Edition of the third Bond book. This copy has ?shoot? on page 10; no priority has been established, nor, for that matter, presumed. Previous owner?s name and address in ink on the front free endpaper, else fine in a dust jacket with a slightly dull spine and very little of the typical soiling usually found on the back panel. A superior copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        OFFICINA, rivista bimestrale di poesia 1955 - 1959 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Bologna, Calderini arti grafiche, 1955

      Calderini - Bologna, 1955 - 1958; poi Bompiani - Milano, 1959. Formato 15,0 x 23,5. Copertine cartonate rigide. Direttore resp. Otello Masetti, capo commesso alla Cappelli di Bologna ed amico di Roversi. I redattori erano indicati in Leonetti, Pasolini e Roversi, anime della straordinaria piccola rivista di poesia ma anche di movimenti di revisione e di nuove proposte che segnarono un'epoca culturale. Nel progetto vennero coinvolti grandi scrittori e poeti del tempo e ne diamo conto nel dettaglio. La cessazione e quindi la rottura con gli editori avvenne per il famoso epigramma di Pasolini "A un Papa" che provocò anche un esaurimento delle copie (probabvile "sequestro" da parte del Vaticano) e quindi l'estrema odierna rarità della collezione "completa". Indichiamo gli autori degli scritti e poesie di ogni fascicolo. PRIMA SERIE NUM. 1 (maggio '55) pp.40. Pasolini, Roversi, Leonetti, Romanò, Scalia. NUM. 2 (luglio '55) pp. 41 - 86 .Leonetti, Pasolini, Romanò, C.E. Gadda. (QUESTO NUMERO NON E' QUI PRESENTE) NUM. 3 (sett. '55) pp. 87 - 126 Romanò, A. Bertolucci, Fortini, C.E.Gadda. NUM. 4 (dic. '55) pp. 127 - 168. Scalia, Mario Luzi, G., Caproni, A. Bassani, Romanò. C.E. Gadda. NUM. 5 (febb. '56) pp.169 - 210. Pasolini, C. Sbarbaro, Volponi, Vivaldi, C. Ferretti, C.E. Gadda. NUM. 6 (aprile '56) pp. 211 - 254. Leonetti, Roversi, Romanò, Pasolini. NUM. 7 (nov. '56) pp. 255 - 300. Romanò, C.M. Rebora, Leonetti, Pasolini, L.Sciascia. NUM. 8 (genn. '57) pp.301 - 340. Scalia, Sandro Penna, Romanò, P. Volponi, F. Fortini, Romanò, Italo Calvino. NUM. 9 - 10 (giugno '57) pp. 341 - 416. Pasolini (Antologia sperimentale con Arbasino, Sanguineti, Pagliarani, Rondi, Diacono, Ferretti e Straniero), A. Bertolucci, Luciano Erba, Roversi, Leonetti, Italo Calvino. NUM. 11 (nov. '57) pp. 417 - 476. Romanò, G. Ungaretti, Leonetti, Sanguineti, Italo Calvino. NUM. 12 (aprile '58) Leonetti,PASOLINI, ROVERSI, FORTINI,ITALO CALVINO. Sospensione di alcuni mesi e poi l'editore diventa BOMPIANI con la nuova serie. Le copertine non sono più grigie ma nere con la scrittura in bianco. NUOVA SERIE NUM. 1 (marzo - aprile '59. pp. 1 - 46. Fortini, Romanò, Scalia, Leonetti, Roversi, A. Bertolucci, Pasolini (negli epigrammi c'è la discussa "A un Papa"), Romanò, Volponi, Mario Luzi. NUM. 2 (magg - giugno '59) pp. 47 - 111 ULTIMO USCITO. Scalia, Roversi, Leonetti, Pasolini. A. Moravia, Fortini, Leonetti. La collezione è alloggiata in un'elegante scatola - contenitore color grigio creata apppositamente. La rara raccolta, cosi' com'è, viene offerta

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        Dix lithographies d'artistes suisses *

      Galerie Véandre, Payerne 15.1.1955. - En feuilles sous cartable demi toile à coins 47 x 61, attaches, fac-similés de signatures au premier plat. 10 lithographies originales signées de Amiet, Blanchet, Bosshard, Clément, Domenjoz, Gimmi, Holy, Morgenthaler, Schoellhorn & Traffelet, tirées par Roth & Sauter. Supérieurement imprimé par les maîtres-ymagiers du Verseau, en version grand luxe dans laquelle les estampes sont signées et tirées sur Chine appliqué, non pas sur Rives comme les 50 suivants. La litho de Bosshard, minéro-végétale, est somptueuse.Une anecdote légère, pour varier un peu les plaisirs, de la bouche de son ex-propriétaire, qui avait acquis ce portefeuille chez l'auteur:- C'est le seul numéro qui lui faisait un tant soit peu plaisir, au Père Ronchon !Ce treizième "romain" vous portera-t-il chance ?Exemplaire du tirage sur Rives également disponible, en version truffée du bon à tirer de l'image d'Amiet, ou pour ceux qui ramassent les miettes, en variante tout à fait ordinaire. N'exagérons rien, la chose ne court pas les rues ! Édition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires de tête justifiés (XIII) sur Chine, outre 50 Rives.

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        Waterfront (SIGNED Plus MOVIE TIE-INS)

      Random House, New York 1955 - 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Budd Schulberg on bookplate on title page (signature only). $3.95 price and date stamp of '9/55' intact on lower dj flap. Some page age toning. DJ has some light lamination seperation common to this title; mylar protected. Also SIGNED by ELIA KAZAN on a bookplate attached to front end page (Kazan directed the famous 1954 movie version based on Schulberg screenplay and won Academy Award for best director). Also includes attached to front end page a bookplate SIGNED by KARL MALDEN (played Father Barry). Also laid-in is a 8"x9" B&W photo SIGNED and inscribed by EVA MARIE SAINT (played Edie Doyle- photo is of Saint and Marlon Brando in Waterfront scene). Also attached to back of half-title page is a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by famed character actor NEHEMIAH PERSOFF (played driver in famous taxi scene between Brando & Rod Steiger). Also includes laid-in a bookplate SIGNED by actor JOHNNY SEVEN (played one of the longshoremen). Also includes a card attached to back of half-title page SIGNED and inscribed by PAT HINGLE (played Jocko, the bartender). Also includes attached to half-title page a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by TOM HANLEY (played Tommy Collins). Also comes with a VHS cassette of film. Unique signed copy with movie tie-ins for the Schulberg-On The Waterfront fan or collector. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre des mille nuits et une nuit 3 volumes complets 80 aquarelles par Van Dongen

      nrf 1955 - RARE - Le Livre des mille nuits et une nuit 3 volumes complets 80 aquarelles par Van Dongen emboitage carton manquant, très légères rousseurs sur certaines pages. à noter le bord entre le dos et le 1er plat commence à se couper. n°594/13750 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Proces De Condamnation De Jeanne d'Arc

      Plon, 1955-01-01. Plon, 1955-01-01. Unknown Binding. Acceptable. Almost 14" tall. What a wonderful fasimile! 1955. \r\n\r\nOriginal paper covered boards with red cloth spine in a matching slipcase, reproduction in facsimile of the original vellum manuscript, 123pp with an introduction by Jean Marchand, text in French,a limited edition of 500 copies.\r\n \r\nThe slipcase has a split, no loss. There was an inner slipcase on this as well, whcih is present, but also split. THe pamphet is in crisp shape, as is teh acutal manuscript. It is convincing. A wonderful job.

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        An American Architecture.

      Horizon Press Inc., New York 1955 - First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, "To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59." Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor's Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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