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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden.

      Berlin, Aufbau, 1955,. 8vo. Mit 1 Portraittafel. Titel zweifarbig. Ca. 8500 S. Dünndruck. OHpgt. m. goldgeprägt. Rücken u. Deckelinitialen. Kopfgoldschnitt.. WG² 141. - Eines von 500 Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe in Halbpergament. - Die Ausgabe wurde zum 80. Geburtstag von Thomas Mann, am 6. Juni 1955 herausgegeben. - Sehr schönes, frisches, wohl ungelesenes Exemplar (am Goldschnitt erkennbar).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Contes. Illustres par Henry Lemarie.

      Paris, Editions du Rameau d'Or Paul Cotinaud (1955-1956).. 2 volumes. Gr.-8°. 232 p. ; 232 p., 1 f. Avec de nombreuses vignettes, bandeau et culs-de-lampe en couleurs. Demi-maroquin a 5 nerfs avec un leger decor floral dore. Titre dore au dos. Tete doree. Couvertures et dos conserves.. 1/950 ex. numerotes sur Velin d'Arches. -Reliure signee E. Schroth, Bale. - Les aquarelles ont ete reproduites aux pochoirs par Maurice Beaufume. - Henry Lemarie (1911- 1991), miniaturiste celebre, appartient a l'histoire du livre du XXeme siecle. Dessinateur de l'infiniment petit, il a laisse une oeuvre remarquable, portee au plus haut degre de la perfection, a placer au premier rang de l'art francais du Livre. - Dos decolores, sinon en excellent etat. Interieurs frais et propres.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955.. 8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth.. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding slightly rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching 1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). - Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Dieses Buch wurde von Albert Plecy entworfen. Die Photographien sind von Robert Doisneau.

      Hamburg, Christian Wegner Verlag, 1955.. 14 unnumerierte Blätter mit 14 schwarzweißen Abb. nach Photogr. und Farbillustrationen. 4°, Orig.-Englische Broschur.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gedruckt in der Schweiz. Parallel zur ersten französischen Ausgabe die mit einem anderem Umschlag herauskam (La Guilde du Livre and Editions Clairefontaine, Lausanne). Der Umschlag an den Rändern vereinzelt etwas knitterig, hinten mit Einriß unten (ca. 3 cm), weitere kleine Randeinrisse, sonst in guter Erhaltung. Martin Parr The Photobook, Band 1, S. 187/201. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        The Unity of Knowledge.

      New York, Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1955.. 23.8cm x 16.2cm. xiv, 306 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Very good + condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of logician Willard Van Orman Quine. Signed by Quine on the endpaper. With several annotations, corrections and markings by Quine in his own essay in this publication "The Scope and Language of Science".. Includes for Example: Knowledge, Law and Virtue- Felice Battaglia/ Knowledge as Unity- Hermann Weyl/ Roads to Knowledge- Sir Richard Livingstone/ Theology and the Unity of Knowledge- Etienne Gilson/ Science and the Unity of Knowledge- Niels Bohr/ The World to be Unified- John Herman Randall, Jr./ Man's Place and Role in Nature- Julian Huxley/ Psychology and the Knowledge of Man- Gardner Murphy/ Integration of the Knowledge of Man- Alfred L. Kroeber/ Summary of Discussion- Robert K. Merton/ Method in the Physical Sciences- John von Neumann/ Knowledge and its Methods in the Social Sciences- Frank H. Knight/ Art as Knowledge- Harry Levin/ Summary of Discussion- Albert Hofstadt/ The Language of Poetry- Archibald MacLeish/ The Scope and Language of Science- Willard Van Orman Quine/ The Language of Religion- Robert L. Calhoun/ Summary of Discussion- Frederick Dupee/ The Communication of Knowledge- Detlev W. Bronk/ Knowledge and the Image of Man- Robert Penn Warren/ Man's Right to Knowledge- Charles H. Malik etc.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Music. L'Obelsico IV.

      Roma, 1955. 4°, Fronti., 15 S. (einge Textabb.), 23 farb Taf., Broschur m. Deckelillustr. in. Transp.-OU, Transp.-OU min gekürzt, tadell. Preis in CHF: 495. Sonderheft über Music. Text: ital.Music (1909-2005) geht nach Abschluss seines Studiums an der Kunstakademie Zagreb 1934 auf Reisen. Der Künstler verbringt einige Zeit in Madrid, Paris, Wien und Zürich, bevor er sich 1940 in Venedig niederlässt. Music wird 1943 nach Dachau deportiert, wo er unter schwierigsten Bedingungen fieberhaft das Leiden im Lagerleben aufzeichnet. 1945 kehrt der Künstler, nach seiner Befreiung, nach Venedig zurück, wo ihm seine Arbeiten auf der Biennale 1950 den ersten Preis einbringen. Bereits 1951 und 1952 folgen die nächsten Auszeichnungen, als Music erst mit Corpora zusammen, dann allein den Prix de Paris erhält. Den Ausgangspunkt für einen malerischen Neubeginn bildet die Beschäftigung mit den dalmatinischen Landschaften seiner Kindheit. Die Auseinandersetzung mit seiner Umgebung, den italienischen Landschaften ist der nächste Schritt. Von byzantinischen Mosaiken und Ikonen wird Music stilistisch stark beeinflusst. Der Künstler arbeitet in den fünfziger Jahren auch in Paris, wo die "lyrische Abstraktion", das französische Informel, weitgehend das Kunstleben bestimmt. Music behält jedoch auch sein Atelier in Venedig und stellt 1956 und 1960 wieder auf der Biennale aus. Diesmal wird dem Künstler der Große Preis für die Grafik und der Unesco-Preis zugesprochen. Die organischen Motive Music's werden in den sechziger Jahren abstrakter und die Bildkomposition löst sich von den Gesetzen der tiefenräumlichen Darstellung. Die vielbeachtete Serie "Wir sind nicht die Letzten" entsteht in den siebziger Jahren, in der er die Schrecken seiner KZ-Erfahrungen in Zeugnisse universell gültiger Tragik verwandelt. Die Werke des Künstlers werden in vielen internationalen Ausstellungen gewürdigt. Beispielsweise 1995 in einer großen Retrospektive im Pariser Grand Palais.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        alpha. Neue Dichtung. Hrsg. Hanns Weissenborn.

      Wien, 1955-1960.. 8°. Folge 4-13 (Schluss) in den 10 OHeften (Folge 4-8 mit illustrierten Umschlägen von Jean Cocteau ['Für Alpha und seine Freunde'], Pablo Picasso ['Francoise', von der Galerie Würthle zur Verfügung gestellt], Federico Garcia Lorca, Kurt Moldovan und Paul Flora; 9-13 mit typographischer Gestaltung).. Nach den Linzer Anfängen (mit Kurt Klinger als Mitherausgeber) entwickelte sich die Zeitschrift (nach einer ersten längeren Pause) ab der hier bereits vorliegenden Folge 4 (mit dem Erstdruck 'Hier' von Paul Celan) unter Weissenborns alleiniger Ägide zur bedeutendsten Zeitschrift der Avantgarde um Hans Carl Artmann. Mit der ersten Dokumentation der Wiener Dialektdichtung im Januar 1956 (Folge 8): Artmann ('wienerlieder', Ernst Kein, Gerhard Rühm (u.a. 'kindafazara' und 'Dialektdichtung'); weiters Beiträgen von Rene Altmann, Alberto Anzola [Nachdichtung von Artmann], Karl Armandola, Hans Bender, Ernst David, Johannes Fischer, George Forestier [vor der Enttarnung als Karl Emerich Krämer], Friedrich Heller, Ramon Gomez de la Serna [Üs. Artmann, Weissenborn], Eugen Gomringer, Johannes Hübner, Ernst Jandl, Kurt Klinger, Hertha Kräftner, Hubert Fabian Kulterer, Anton Lehmden, Friederike Mayröcker, Conny Hannes Meyer, Andreas Okopenko ['Zur konkreten Dichtung'], Renate Reitmayer, Heinrich Ringleb, Wieland Schmied, Karl Seemann, Max Spiegel, Ernst Steinkellner, Joachim Uhlmann, Günter Wolf u.a. Schließt im Verständnis für Literatur an die 'publikationen' von Okopenko an. Mit 'Notizen' zum Programm der Galerie Würthle [Herbert Boeckl, 'Magnum-Fotos' u.a.]; die zweite Pause [zwischen den Folgen 8 und 9] währte vom Jänner 1956 bis zum September 1959. Folge 10 (November/Dezember 1959) mit dem Verriss der Beiträge von Friedrich Achleitner und Gerhard Rühm zu 'hosn rosn baa' (gez. hawelka, wohl Weissenborn), Nr. 12 mit Weissenborns Vorwort ['Nachdem die letzte Folge ... einige Leser veranlasst hat, auf die weitere Zusendung ... zu verzichten (meine Herren, wir sind wieder unter uns ... ), hoffe ich, mit dem vorliegenden Heft nicht weniger Protest zu erregen [...] Der Kreis der Autoren erweitert sich also rascher als der der Leser'], Nr. 13 mit Autorenverzeichnis der Folgen 9-13 und der Ankündigung des nicht mehr erschienenen Heftes 14 für September 1960. Bis Nr. 9 sehr selten. DLZ 28; Vgl. Fritsch K 14/1504 (1994).

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Bauhaus 1919 - 1928. Bauhaus Weimer 1919 - 1925 Bauhaus Dessau 1926 - 1928

      Stuttgart, Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1955.. Dritte Auflage (Deutsche Erstausgabe) 229 (1) Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen Abbildungen und Dokumenten. 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, hellblauer geprägter Original-Ganz-Leineneinband mit. ohne Schutzumschlag, der Rücken lichtschattig und mit kleinen Fleckchen, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von Walter Gropius signiert und datiert (April 1961). Beiliegend ein Brief seiner Ehefrau Ilse Gropius an einen Herrn Weber, dem sie für die Übersendung des Sprechbandes dankt und sich über die seit dem Tode ihres Mannes auf sie einströmende Korrespondenz beklagt. Walter Gropius (* 18. Mai 1883 in Berlin - + 5. Juli 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts; vollständiger Name: Walter Adolf Georg Gropius) war ein deutscher Architekt und Gründer des Bauhauses. Neben Ludwig Mies van der Rohe und Le Corbusier gilt er als Mitbegründer der modernen Architektur. Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an info@signiertebuecher.de.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. The true First Edition of Donleavy's classic novel (although J.P. would dispute that). Bawdy, but far from pornagraphic, its publication in the (in)famous Traveler's Companion series led to some 40 years of litigation. Ultimately Donleavy won, and actually wound up owning the Olympia Press. This copy is Very Good Plus to Near Fine. The green wrappers are still bright and it presents only minor issues: lightly rubbed and creased on the spine; small dampstain on the FFE. Parisian bookseller's sticker on inside front cover. Clean text; 353 pages.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Quercus Books]
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        Lolita

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Bookseller's hand-written price correction to lower wrapper of the first volume. Spines just a little toned, a little wear to ends of spine, a few minor spots and small creased areas to wrappers, the upper wrapper of volume II has two minor horizontal creases. An excellent, fresh set, uncommon in such nice condition. First edition, first printing, first issue of one of the most notorious books of the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either without a price change or with the bookseller's hand-written correction, as in this copy. The second issue appeared with the publisher's over-price sticker to the back covers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Venti Pochoirs Originali. 20 Original Pochoirs by Picasso

      Milano: Silvana Editoriale d'Arte, 1955. Pablo Picasso 20 original pochoirs with tissue guards. (Folio) pictorial hard cover. One of 200 numbered copies. First Edition. Introductory text by Franco Russoli, in Italian, with some black & white illustrations. In very good condition. Front cover with minor defects, inside the prints are clean and bright. Only one print has a stain in the lower white border.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1955. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1955. With Decorations by E. H. Shepard. Octavo (180 × 119 mm). Contemporary green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, rules, cornerpieces, and Christopher Robin tool to boards gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine tanned, light mark to lower board. An excellent copy. A copy of Winnie-the-Pooh handsomely bound in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Originally published in 1926.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1, 2, 3, 4, 5

      Lausanne:: La Guilde de Livre,, 1955. Lausanne: La Guilde de Livre, 1955 Hardcover First edition. Fine hardcover in a Near Fine attached-at-the-spine dust jacket (as issued) with a touch of rubbing at the extremities. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Robert Doisneau; conceived and designed by Albert Plecy. Unpaginated [28 pages]; 12 photographs by Doisneau + endsheets; 8.625 x 11 inches. Text in French. A scarce title: a children's counting book with a verse opposite a photo by Doisneau for each number up to twelve. There were two French editions, with different dust jackets, one published by Editions Clarefontaine and the other by La Guilde de Livre.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        Cantos iberos

      Revista Verbo, Alicante 1955 - 57 pags. 1ª Edición. Edicion numerada de 250 ejemplares, nº 186. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Ex -Libris. Cubierta tipográfica con viñeta de Melchor Aracil. Colección Nuestro Mar 3 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA GULLIVER]
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        The Acceptance World. A Novel

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with small chips from the ends of the spine panel and a few short splits with tiny tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression of the third novel in A Dance to the Music of Time.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eros and Civilization

      Boston: Beacon Press, 1955. Boston: Beacon Press, 1955. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Book has a trace of wear at the spine and slight color fade to the spine. Some shallow chipping to front and rear panels of the jacket and slight darkening to the jacket spine. One of Marcuse's finest and most influential books. Signed and inscribed by Marcuse on the front free endpaper and dated in the year of publication. This is a book that is seldom found signed. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, with no Caldecott seal and a price of $1.50 at the bottom right corner of the front flap.& & Near Fine in paper covered pictorial boards with a black cloth spine, in a Very Good dust jacket. Rear board ever so slightly bowed, with mild rubbing at the extremities and a hint of offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket is rubbed at the folds, with tiny chips at the corners, else quite nice. A very presentable copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Officers and Gentlemen

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1955. Octavo. Specially bound for Waugh for presentation by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full navy blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, all edges gilt. Trivial rubbing to the tips but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, the dedication copy. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page to Robert Laycock: "For Bob from Evelyn July 1955", and with Laycock's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for presentation to Laycock. Waugh, who drew on his experiences serving under Laycock for a number of his novels, dedicated Officers and Gentlemen to Laycock, "that every man in arms should wish to be", and modelled Tommy Blackhouse of the Sword of Honour trilogy on his former commander.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vins et visages des terres romandes *

      Office pour l'exportation des vins suisses en gros, Lausanne (1955). - Broché 22 x 15, couverture à rabats illustrée en couleur d'un motif gaufré traversant les plats. 6 compositions couleur à pleine page, couverture comprise, et des vignettes en bistre in texte de Henry Meylan. Petit opuscule publicitaire, parue dans le prolongement de la grande fête des vignerons.Nous y joignons, à choix, une gouache originale signée du peintre, variante de celle figurant dans l'ouvrage, au format d'environ 44 x 32, concernant concernant le canton de Genève.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery

      Cambridge: for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press,, 1955-74. Edited from the Original Manuscripts by J. C. Beaglehole with the Assistance of J. A. Williamson, J. W. Davidson, and R. A. Skelton. Four Volumes and a Portfolio. 5 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines and profile of Cool to upper boards gilt. With the dust jackets. Frontispiece to each volume, maps and illustrations throughout. Bookplates. Head of spine of volume I bumped. An excellent set in the jackets with toned and lightly rubbed spine panels and the occasional small abrasion or mark. First editions, first impressions of the definitive texts of Cook's Voyages. Volume I contains the Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-71 with a contextualizing introduction covering the exploration of the Pacific before Cook; Volume II, Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-75, contains the full text of Cook's journal, together with "supplementary material which casts light from other sources", including "Extracts from Officer's Records" and the journal of the astronomer William Wales; Volume III, Parts I & II, the Voyages of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-80, reprint the full text of Cook's own holograph journals, together with Anderson and Samwell's journals and further extracts from other officer's records including those of Clerke and King for the progress of the voyage after Cook's death; Volume IV is Beaglehole's Life.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collector's Choice: The Chronicle of an Artistic Odyssey through Europe

      London: W.H. Allen, 1955. Original Cloth. Very Good/very good. GETTY, J. Paul and Ethel LeVane. Collector’s Choice: The Chronicle of an Artistic Odyssey through Europe. London: W.H. Allen, 1955. Photographically illustrated. Original cloth in dust jacket. Very Good condition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED in the year of publication, on the title page, by the famous art collector.

      [Bookseller: Historicana]
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        HIGH ADVENTURE -- FIRST Edition -- SIGNED By Hillary & Lowe

      E. P. Dutton & Co., New York 1955 - FIRST PRINTING of the USA First Edition. Original tan cloth spine, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering spine. SIGNED by the author, "Ed Hillary", on the title page. Also signed on the title page by George Lowe. Lowe was Hillary's rope-mate on many climbs (before & after Everest) and he was the 1953 Everest team member who led the carry to the highest camp above the South Col in support of the summit climb. Other than the author, George Lowe has a bigger role in this book than any other climber. Hillary dedicated this book to George Lowe (and 3 other climbers). CONDITION: Book is in very good condition with some light soiling on the covers (see photo), some foxing on the blank side of the frontispiece otherwise no foxing in the book, some browning on the title page where a newspaper clipping had been loosely stored, very tips corners slightly rubbed (= a little loss of coloring), no previous owner name or marks or writing on any pages, tight binding, clean, 100% complete. Original dust jacket is present: tiny chipping at very tips of corners and spine corners, 1cm tear lower rear, clean, price-clipped flap corner. This first USA edition is the same as the first UK edition other than the frontis photo, dust jacket design, and binding covers all of which are completely different from those of the UK edition. Signed first USA editions are considerably less common than signed first UK editions of this book. Book measures 219mm tall x 140mm, and has same contents as UK/NZ edition but frontispiece portrait is different & in b/w, 256 pages, 68 b/w photos, 7 maps, nice sketches. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS]
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        Le Modulor. (Essai sur une mesure harmonique a l?echelle humaine applicable universellement a l?architecture et a la mécanique.) Modulor 2. (1955 (La parole est aux usagers) Suite de «Le Modulor» «1948»).

      Boulogne, L?architecture d?aujourd?hui, 1950, 1955 - Kl. 8°. 239 S.; 341 S.; - unzähl. Abb. und Skizzen, Broschur., Kleiner Einriss am Deckel, minimal fleckig. Bd. 1 mit kleinem Eckausschnitt. Insgesamt gute Exemplare. (= Collection ascoral) Der Modulor in 2. Aufl. Modulor 2 , EA. - Der Modulor (frz. Moduler für dt. Proportionsschema) ist ein vom Architekten und Maler Le Corbusier (1887?1965) in den Jahren 1942 bis 1955 entwickeltes Proportions-System und stellt den bedeutendsten modernen Versuch dar, der Architektur eine am Maß des Menschen orientierte mathematische Ordnung zu geben. Er steht damit in der Tradition von Vitruv. Der 1948 veröffentlichte Modulor wird zu den bedeutendsten Schriften der Architekturgeschichte beziehungsweise Architekturtheorie gezählt. In Modulor 2 (erschienen 1955) erläutert Corbusier die Anwendung der Maßlehre, die er seinem gesamten architektonischen Schaffen zugrunde gelegt hat. Er wollte damit der Architektur wieder ein menschliches Maß und gleichzeitig eine objektive Ordnung geben. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspectives for a Building for Speekman Chemical Co., 241 Quint St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1952 - February 1955. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 9 sheets. Job #234. File Numbers 5002 and 5156. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Europeans

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition. Folio, original illustrated boards. An excellent near fine copy in a very good price-clipped acetate dust jacket. Inscribed by the author "a Jean Simon tres cordialement Henri Cartier-Bresson". With the captions booklet laid in.Henri Cartier-Bresson is perhaps the greatest photographer of the twentieth century, The Europeans, along with The Decisive Moment are his finest books. Henri Cartier-Bresson's amazing feat as a photographer is the ability to follow his heart and the keen vision of his mind and eye in each photograph. His subjects are only part of the image in the viewfinder, whose composition he sometimes arranges with geometric precision. Many of his best photographs also have startlingly broad political and sociological connotations, which gives the ordinary subjects extraordinary dignity, even grandeur. Europeans is filled with these images, which are often visually complex as well.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Martin Thomas(?) for The Wooden Horse

      London: Collins, 1955. The finished artwork for the first pictorial edition d/w of this book (the first edition d/w was non-pictorial, lettering only), this edition revised for younger readers. Image 14.4" x 18.1" (36cm x 45.3cm) in gouache on thin artboard, with Collins printer's pink instruction sheet (chipped) on the verso, not signed, believed to be by the book's illustrator, Martin Thomas. First Edition Thus Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Martin Thomas (?).

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        Phenix City (First Edition, inscribed by both authors, actress Jean Carson, and Alabama attorney general John Patterson)

      Birmingham, AL: The Vulcan Press, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED in round-robin fashion by both authors, actress Jean Carson (who appeared in the 1955 film version), and John Patterson (whose father was the real-life martyr in the campaign to clean up Phenix City): "9-16-55 / Best regards to Mrs. Zelia Wallis Bennett / from Gene Wortsman / & / Edwin Strickland / and / Jean Carson (Don't forget to see the movie after you read this great book.) / John Patterson." & & The venue for the signing is a speculative thing, now unknown, but our best guess is an event that took place in wake of the film's release (the premiere was on July 9, 1955 in three different cities, including the book's subject, Phenix City, Alabama). The only association copy of this title we have ever seen, and with two very different figures associated with the release of the seminal film noir adaptation.& & A non-fiction expose of Phenix City, the "Gomorrah" of Alabama in the 1950s, not unlike the non-fiction books published about Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer around the same time. An obscure title, basis for the cornerstone 1955 film noir, "The Phenix City Story," directed by Phil Karlson, written for the screen by Daniel Mainwaring, and staring Richard Kiley, Jean Carson, and Kathryn Grant.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket has a bruise to the front panel, some minor chipping to the extremities, and a touch of foxing to the rear flap.

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        Il Decamerone. a Cura Di Fernando Palazzi. 101 Tavole a Colori Di Gino Boccasile.

      A La Chance Du Bibliophile, Milano 1955 - 601 y 541 pp. Sumamente ilustrado con muy bellas láminas a color. Exuberante encuadernación a plena piel grabada y fileteada al oro. Lomeras con nervios y florones. Cortes superiores dorados. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Human Age. Book Two Monstre Gai. Book Three Malign Fiesta. Illustration by Michael Ayrton.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1955 - Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt on black ground, pictorial design to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Cloth a litle rubbed, corners bumped, spine toned, partial tanning to free endpapers, contents faintly toned in the margins. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Lewis had planned to publish Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta twenty-eight years earlier as parts II and III of the Childermass, his radical and formally experimental novel of "theological science fiction" (The Childermass, Yale University). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Portraits

      Andre Suaret, Monte Carlo 1955 - 152 pages. 31 x 25 cm. One of 500 copies in English [from a total of 2850, this being copy 1554 of the 1501-2000 numbered limitation of the English edition] printed by Mourlot. Cover is an original lithograph by Matisse in gold, blue and black. Sixty duotone lithographic plates after drawings by Matisse, and thirty-three tipped-in color plates. DUTHUIT 670. MONOD 7849. RAUCH 340. Nick to glassine overwrapper, lower front cover. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Fine in near fine board chemise, in very good, lightly worn slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Second World War, deluxe Chartwell edition

      London: Educational Book Co., Ltd., 1955. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Here is the "Chartwell Edition" of Churchill's The Second World War, bound in the publisher's original "deluxe" blue leather. This first illustrated Chartwell edition of The Second World War was published soon after the British first edition and is aesthetically superior in every respect. It is also the final text, "in which all those first minor errors are corrected", according to the author. This is Churchill's history of the epic struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed such a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. Churchill's eloquence and insight frames the world-defining events of his time in truly enduring prose. This six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." And this particular edition stands the test of time as among the most aesthetically pleasing and the most pleasant to actually read. It was issued in two bindings - a red cloth and a far more scarce blue quarter leather binding. This is the Deluxe binding, featuring blue pebble grain morocco leather spines and light blue cloth covers. This edition is simply gorgeous. The books have a pleasing weight and size, measuring roughly 10 x 7 inches. The boards are stout with beveled edges. The leather spines are profusely ruled and gilt with six panels. There are gray marbled endpapers, head and foot bands, and the top edge is stained blue. The text is entirely reset from the first edition and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of illustrations on heavy, coated paper. Each volume also contains a color frontispiece and three-color maps. This set is in very good plus condition. The leather spines of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading. In this case, the spines retain excellent original color with only a hint of color shift. The bindings are square and tight, with only light wear to a few spine ends and corners and a bump to the top edge of the Volume I rear board. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. No spotting and no inscriptions. The blue-stained top edges show some sunning, but retain color and uniform appearance across all six volumes. Please note that this large, heavy set may require additional shipping charges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.7.a, Woods/ICS A123(d) Langworth p.269.

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1955 - The first British edition of the final volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd. in 1955. The number ' 4 ' appearing to the base of page number 49. A very good copy with faint rubbing to the cloth, and some light spotting to the front board. With map to the rear of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        The Man From Laramie (Original Film Poster)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1955. Original one sheet for the 1955 film. The seventh of nine spectacular revisionist Westerns Anthony Mann directed between 1950 and 1960, and his fifth with James Stewart. & & One of the best and leanest films by the acclaimed director-actor pairing, one you will hear come up in a discussion that always includes "Winchester '73" (1950) and "The Naked Spur" (1953). And for good reason--what ties the films together is Stewart's hell-bent, disturbed protagonist. In his excellent study of American film Westerns, Jim Hitt makes mention of Mann's shrewd adaptation : "As with most of the [Western serializations in] the "Saturday Evening Post," "The Man from Laramie" was formula all the way. While the film [adaptation] retains much of the plot, Mann and his scriptwriters concentrated on the obsessiveness of Stewart's character. His mirror image is the almost blind, megalomaniacal Alec Waggonman (Donald Crisp)...[an] old man in the process of choosing a successor to his empire." The buildup of tension and resolution in Mann's version is built from Stewart's razor-sharp sense of personal justice, leading to an ending that, as Hitt notes, "is far more in keeping with the [newly-developed] screen character of Lockhart than the novel's ending where villain and hero have the more traditional gunfight." & & 27 x 41 inches, linen-backed. Near Fine. & & Hitt, pp. 229-230. Kitses, pp. 29-80.

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        New Orleans Sketches

      Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Good. Signed by Editor. Original blue cloth, light blue jacket worn and faded with an old stamp, chipping at edges but still intact. Inscribed by the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki, to Professor Robert Taylor with "yoroshiku". Publication information in Japanese tipped to last page. First edition of Faulkner's first published works on New Orleans which originally appeared in the Times-Picayune. Laid in is a well worn page with the translation of the introduction into English (the vignettes are all in English). Scarce signed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Signed by Editor. Inventory No: 044348. .

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        United States Reports. Vols. 91 to 351, in 261 books (1875-1955)

      1955. United States Reports. United States Supreme Court. Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court... opinions and decisions. New York: Banks Law Publishing and Washington: Government Printing Office. Vols. 91 to 351. (1875-1955), 261 books. Original publisher's tan cloth bindings with upper red and lower black spine lettering pieces, ex-library with property stamps on outer edges and inside covers. Many stamped on outside front cover. Eighteen volumes 258 to 275, with chipped spine labels. Twelve volumes 340 to 351 with light to moderate spine creases. All volumes internally clean and bright. Reprint Price USD 14,840.

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        New Orleans Sketches

      Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Good. Signed by Editor. Original blue cloth, light blue jacket worn and faded with an old stamp, chipping at edges but still intact. Inscribed by the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki, to Professor Robert Taylor with "yoroshiku". Publication information in Japanese tipped to last page. First edition of Faulkner's first published works on New Orleans which originally appeared in the Times-Picayune. Laid in is a well worn page with the translation of the introduction into English (the vignettes are all in English). Scarce signed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Signed by Editor. Inventory No: 044348. .

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Just about Fine in paper covered pictorial boards with a black cloth spine and a Near Fine dust jacket. A hint of offsetting to the endpapers, else book is Fine. Jacket has a short closed tear at the top edge of the front panel, with light rubbing at the spine ends and corners and light toning to the spine. Still a very bright, lovely copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment.

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        Portraits

      Monte Carlo: Andre Suaret, 1955. First edition. Boards. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Fine in near fine board chemise, in very good, lightly worn slipcase/No Dust Jacket. Matisse, Henri. 152 pages. 31 x 25 cm. One of 500 copies in English [from a total of 2850, this being copy 1554 of the 1501-2000 numbered limitation of the English edition] printed by Mourlot. Cover is an original lithograph by Matisse in gold, blue and black. Sixty duotone lithographic plates after drawings by Matisse, and thirty-three tipped-in color plates. DUTHUIT 670. MONOD 7849. RAUCH 340. Nick to glassine overwrapper, lower front cover.

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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955. - 8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding slightly rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MISTERIX GRAN SEMANARIO DE AVENTURAS

      - Boceto de portada para la revista Misterix una de las más importantes de su época. Comenzó publicando material italiano, y luego incorporó historietas argentinas. En ella H. G. Oesterheld publicó sus primeros guiones importantes, los clásicos Bull Rocket y Sargento Kirk. Lugar: Buenos Aires, Impresor: para editorial Abril, Año: 1955 Técnica: Dibujo acuarela., Notas: Autor: Eugenio Juan Zoppi (n. Buenos Aires, 15 de mayo de 1923 - 28 de julio de 2004) fue un dibujante argentino., Medidas: 350 x 195 mm.

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        My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nude men

      1955 - Pastel and charcoal drawing, measuring 13 x 19 inches, depicting three nude men with arms outstretched, signed and inscribed by Daugherty to a fellow artist

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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