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        [Playscript]: Ernest Hemingway's Scenes of "Love and Death" Arranged for the Stage by A.E. Hotchner

      Westport, Conn [and] New York: A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway [and] Anne Meyerson Typing & Mimeographing, 1955. Near Fine. Quarto. P.[3], 22, [1], 19, [1], 4, [2], 34, [1], 27. Typed leaves on rectos only bradbound into black leatherette wrappers stamped in gilt with Meyerson's information. The gilt title on the front wrap is covered with a typed label that reads "Ernest Hemingway's 'Love and Death'"; a title label on title page also covers a previous typed title; Ink number "16" on title page, near fine.A play that includes scenes from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Good Lion, a fable written in Venice in 1950, which was published in Holiday magazine. It would be difficult to determine the original title stamped on the front wrap and on the title page without damaging the labels, although on the front wrap, the title begins with "T" and ends with "y." We speculate that this is likely the earliest draft of "The Hemingway Hero" (for which scripts exist) bearing an earlier title and that the title "The Heroes of Hemingway" is a possibility here.Laid-in is a letter from Hotchner to producer and director Fletcher Markle: "Herewith the script of LOVE AND DEATH. I am very enthusiastic about your casting suggestion, and I'm sure Hemingway would be. I agree that Welles would add considerably to the overall value." He goes on to state that "I shall do my best to shake loose, THE FIFTH COLUMN, for I am certain that that and THE UNDEFEATED will go splendidly at 90-minute length." He concludes "My regards to your wife [Mercedes McCambridge], whose talents as an actress I have always admired." (Our thanks to Ira Steingroot for identifying Markle and McCambridge).We have no evidence that the play was ever produced theatrically. Hotchner was a close friend of Hemingway's and seems to have created a cottage industry adapting Hemingway's works, and television plays of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (1960), The Fifth Column (1960), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959), all directed by John Frankenheimer, as well as several others, all appeared with scripts by Hotchner. Although the title here indicates that this script was prepared for the stage, it seems likely that it was later adapted into several "teleplays."OCLC locates three copies of The Hemingway Hero, all with different pagination. It locates no copies with this title or pagination.

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        Playscript]: Ernest Hemingway's Scenes of "Love and Death" Arranged for the Stage by A.E. Hotchner

      A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway [and] Anne Meyerson Typing & Mimeographing, Westport, Conn [and] New York 1955 - Quarto. P.[3], 22, [1], 19, [1], 4, [2], 34, [1], 27. Typed leaves on rectos only bradbound into black leatherette wrappers stamped in gilt with Meyerson's information. The gilt title on the front wrap is covered with a typed label that reads "Ernest Hemingway's 'Love and Death'"; a title label on title page also covers a previous typed title; Ink number "16" on title page, near fine.A play that includes scenes from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Good Lion, a fable written in Venice in 1950, which was published in Holiday magazine. It would be difficult to determine the original title stamped on the front wrap and on the title page without damaging the labels, although on the front wrap, the title begins with "T" and ends with "y." We speculate that this is likely the earliest draft of "The Hemingway Hero" (for which scripts exist) bearing an earlier title and that the title "The Heroes of Hemingway" is a possibility here.Laid-in is a letter from Hotchner to producer and director Fletcher Markle: "Herewith the script of LOVE AND DEATH. I am very enthusiastic about your casting suggestion, and I'm sure Hemingway would be. I agree that Welles would add considerably to the overall value." He goes on to state that "I shall do my best to shake loose, THE FIFTH COLUMN, for I am certain that that and THE UNDEFEATED will go splendidly at 90-minute length." He concludes "My regards to your wife [Mercedes McCambridge], whose talents as an actress I have always admired." (Our thanks to Ira Steingroot for identifying Markle and McCambridge).We have no evidence that the play was ever produced theatrically. Hotchner was a close friend of Hemingway's and seems to have created a cottage industry adapting Hemingway's works, and television plays of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (1960), The Fifth Column (1960), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959), all directed by John Frankenheimer, as well as several others, all appeared with scripts by Hotchner. Although the title here indicates that this script was prepared for the stage, it seems likely that it was later adapted into several "teleplays."OCLC locates three copies of The Hemingway Hero, all with different pagination. It locates no copies with this title or pagination.

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        From the Jerusalem Diary. [Together with two copies of:] From the Palestine Diary. Accompanied by two Christmas cards from Mary Gill, featuring designs by Eric Gill and two autograph letters to Austen St Barbe Harrison from Mary Gill and Joanna Hague (née Gill).

      London: Privately printed, 1953 & 1949 & 1955 - Together 4 works, small octavo. From the Jerusalem Diary: original orange cloth-backed green boards, title to front cover black; two copies of From the Palestine Diary: one bound for the publishers by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in black quarter morocco, patterned blue and gilt boards, title to spine gilt, fore edge uncut; the other in orange half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, orange cloth sides, title to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With a folder of correspondence, consisting of two Christmas cards printed on single folded sheets of grey card, and two autograph letters signed. Calligraphic bookplate of David Potter, designed by Reynold Stone, to front free endpapers of Jerusalem Diary and one copy of Palestine Diary. Very minor fading to spines and board edges, a little faint foxing to prelims, closed tear to p. 35 of Palestine Diaries, partly affecting text. A very good set. Jerusalem Diary: 10 photogravures reproducing carvings by Eric Gill at the Rockefeller Museum courtyard. A superb collection of books and letters to the dedicatee of From the Jerusalem Diary, Austen St Barbe Harrison, the architect with whom Gill collaborated on the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem (originally known as the Palestine Archaeological Museum), and a close personal friend. Gill had been commissioned to carve ten panels for the museum, "symbolizing the civilizations of that have most affected the history of Palestine, together with the tympanum over the main entrance". Gill also sculpted the fountain in the Central Court and carved the English, Arabic, and Hebrew letters of the inscriptions throughout the building, basing the Hebrew letter design on ancient inscriptions. The collection contains: a) From the Jerusalem diary: First edition, limited issue, number 234 of 300 copies, the dedication copy, inscribed by the editor, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G." and with the Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. The diary of Eric Gill (1882–1940) was published posthumously by his wife, Mary Ethel Gill. b) Two copies of From the Palestine Diary. This title, which was never formally issued, is an earlier version of From the Jerusalem Diary, containing slightly longer text. These two copies are scarce survivals of a project which was abandoned "due to a series of misadventures" which occurred after "the type was completely set and some copies printed off on handmade paper. Delays occurred and cancel title pages were issued. dated 1951 and 1952. only a small number of this aborted edition survive" (Gill). Bookseller G. F. Sims purchased the surviving sheets and had them bound up by Sangorksi in quarter morocco and pre-war decorated boards, as seen in one of these copies, which also has the two cancel title pages bound in at the rear (dated 1951 and 1952), together with leaves bearing the Hague Gill & Davey imprint bound at the rear. Only five copies have been traced at auction. c) A folder of correspondence from Mary Gill to Austen St Barbe Harrison: Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1955, featuring a photo of Eric Gill's carving of The Good Samaritan (1938) for Coventry Hospital, which was bombed in 1941; Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1960, featuring an Joseph and the Child on the front cover, with an autograph letter signed from Mary Gill, dated 21 December 1960 ("I feel very much immersed in our industrial world - of 1960 - with its noise, commercialism - and dangers. I know Eric would have hated it!"); and autograph letter signed from Joanna Hague (one of Gill's daughters, who married René Hague, Gill's partner in his printing shop, Hague & Gill), dated 25 July 1961, informing Austen St Barbe Harrison of her mother's death on 22 March that year: Joanna explains the delay in writing to him ("I couldn't find your address among Mother's papers, but Bernard Wall. was able to give it to me. I don't think he knew what a close friend you were"). Gill 54a (revised edition

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        Die Frau des Künstlers im roten Kleid. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert.

       1955 Die Frau des Künstlers im roten Kleid. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert. Bildmaß ca. 74 x 52,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). ( Verso mit kleinem roten Klebeschild mit handschriflticher Nummerierung *12 * möglicherweise drittes Ölgemälde des Künstlers ). Das Bild etwas fleckig, berieben, an den Außenrändern teils mit kleinen Kratzspuren möglicherweise durch alte Rahmung. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906 Berlin – 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kohlhoff, Berlin, Neue Sachlichkeit, Berliner, Google, Ölgemälde, Tempera, Gemälde, Frau, Porträt, oil painting

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        Un paese

      In 4 piccolo (cm 23 x 29,5), pp. 104 + (4). Legatura editoriale in piena tela con sovraccoperta (lievissimi taglietti riparati al margine superiore della sovraccoperta). 88 fotografie in bianco/nero di Paul Strand, testo di Cesare Zavattini. Edizione originale di "uno dei primi fotolibri italiani a poter essere ritenuto tale per l'intento progettuale in relazione al testo e alle immagini grazie all'accuratezza della grafica e della realizzazione, oltre che per il valore poetico e descrittivo. E' stato considerato, e continua tutt'oggi a esserlo, uno dei classici della storia della fotografia...". Zavattini "celebre scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista di fama internazionale", insieme a Paul Strand "uno dei maggiori fotografi americani allora viventi" inaugurano una nuova modalita' d'indagine: "il libro esamina il passato, quello della tradizione contadina, in particolare di Luzzara e della Pianura Padana, in stretta relazione con la modernita', creando un dialogo tra passato e presente... Il testo di Zavattini, sotto forma di intervista ai suoi compaesani, offre uno spaccato della memoria collettiva, uno dei primi esperimenti in questa direzione...". Strand e Zavattini si incontrano a Roma nel 1952 e qui Strand dona allo scrittore italiano il suo libro 'La France de Profil' e gli illustra la sua idea di realizzare un libro fotografico sull'Italia. Zavattini si entusiasma e pensa che questo testo possa rientrare nella collana 'Italia mia', a cui stava da tempo lavorando, proposta prima a Bompiani e poi a Einaudi. Proprio per l'editore torinese i libro uscira' nel 1955 come il primo titolo della collana Italia mia. (Cfr. Laura Gasparini. Paul Strand e Cesare Zavattini. Un paese: la storia e l'eredita', Silvana editoriale, 2017). ITA

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        Eloise

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Very Good with heavy toning to spine and edges of boards, boards a bit bowed, spine lightly leaning. Pages show an occasional small stain, light toning, rear end sheet with two small abrasions. In a Good+ dust jacket with chipping heaviest at the spine ends, toning, soiling staining to rear panel, ink squiggle on the front panel, and a tear mended at the blank verso. Publisher's price of $2.95 intact. A beloved children's book about a girl living on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel.

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        Piper from The Family of Man.

      New York: MOMA, 1955.(). Original silver print that served as the image for the dust jacket and theme throughout the celebrated compilation that was created by Edward Steichen. Oblong Format 11 x 13.75 inches. Small damage to 2 corners.

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        Memoirs.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1955–6. Two volumes, octavo. Original blue buckram, black label to spines with gilt titles, gilt facsimile signature to front boards, grey endpapers, top edges gilt. With the original acetate wrapper to volume two. Both volumes housed in the publisher's card slipcase. Very slight rubbing to ends and tips, small tears to inner margin of vol. 1 half-title, an excellent set with loss to the acetate wrapper in vol. 2, and the slipcases generally somewhat rubbed but both firmly intact. First edition, scarce deluxe issue reserved for the President, presentation set with both copies twice inscribed (once to half-titles, and again to slipcases) to his former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder: volume 1 half-title, "To my friend and long time comrade John W. Snyder, the greatest Secretary of the Treasury the country ever had, with affectionate regards from Harry Truman, Independence Dec. 17, 1955", and slipcase, "To John W. Snyder From HST", volume 2 half-title, "To Honorable John W. Snyder from his good friend Harry Truman, 5/5/56", and slipcase, "Honorable John W. Snyder". Snyder was appointed US Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programmes to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end of Truman's second term. He is mentioned on 32 pages of Truman's Memoirs, and has annotated these copies in several places.

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        Correspondance / Denis Diderot ; publiée par Georges Roth et Jean Varloot. 16, Complément, corrections, listes et index général / édition établie par Jean Varloot

      Paris : Éditions de Minuit, 1955, Softcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 15 volumes of 16 (lacks volume 5). Subjects; Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Correspondance. French writings. 18th-century. Genre; Autobiography. Text is in French. Inventory No: 242034.

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        The Great Crash 1929.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece illustration reproduced from The New Yorker Magazine. Edges of text block and rear endpapers spotted, otherwise a bright, clean copy in the lightly toned and chipped dust jacket, spine and joints browned, one tape repair to head of spine verso. First UK edition, first impression. A bestseller on publication which has never been out of print since, Galbraith's study presents an economic history of the build-up to the Wall Street Crash, written on the principle that those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Not without its lighter moments, as the Financial Times' reviewer observed: "Professor Galbraith performed a necessary and useful task in producing a lively and highly readable account of that disaster … it abounds in witty remarks" (2008). It was originally published in the US earlier the same year.

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        The Brass Command

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, else fine dustwrapper. The two-part cloth binding has resulted in a vertical rub along the joint where the two different cloths are joined, else this is a splendid copy of one of the author's scarcest books.

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        TEACHER Anne Sullivan Macy / A Tribute by the Foster-child of Her Mind

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. Stated. 8vo (8 1/2 in. tall); 247 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue spine titling. Eight pages of lovely black and white photographs. Warmly inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller on front free endpaper in the first year of publication, "to Eleanor Gilchrist with sincere regards / Helen Keller / November 16th, 1955." Spine head worn, tail creased, fore-edge corners slightly rubbed. Endpapers barely toned, introduction with stains, two pages with light offset from photographs. When Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute, was six, a young woman named Anne Sullivan entered her life. Inscribed by Author(s). Very Good. No jacket.

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        Three Versions From The German

      London, England: Self-Published(1955). First Edition / First Printing. Fine in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Unpaginated. The author's first Limited Edition publication. Self-published, it is one of Stephen Spender's rarest titles. Limited Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Privately printed by the great poet and his wife as a holiday present for their friends. A beautifully produced book: Small-size volume format. Gilt softcovers with black titles pasted on, as issued. Text by Stephen Spender. Without DJ, as issued. Each copy was numbered and inscribed by the author and signed by him and his wife, Natasha Spender. Presents Stephen Spender's "Three Versions From The German". Three fresh, new translations by the great British Poet Laureate of well-known poems by the great German poets Stefan George and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who were major influences on Stephen Spender's own poetry. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Spender collectors. This copy is Number 66, indicated/numbered as such on the Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed by the author and his wife: "To Alan and Jennifer, With Christmas and New Year Love from Stephen and Natasha". The inscription was written and signed by the author in black ink-pen. Natasha Spender signed her own name in blue pen. As far as we know, this is the only such copy of the Limited Edition available online and despite its imperfection (age-wear on fragile cover) is still in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright. Please note: The book is beautifully produced, but also quite delicate and because of its small size, easily misplaced. This copy is one of a handful that have survived. Spender scholars have established that very few remain. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest British poets of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN SPENDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        AYRS Publications 1-100 [together with] AYRS Airs 1-11 (1971-1975) AMATEUR YACHT RESEARCH SOCIETY: A SPLENDID RUN

      Amateur Yacht Research Society,, [c. 1955-1984]. Together 111 parts in 9 vols., 8vo. First Edition, with many thousands of photographs, illustrations, maps and plans throughout; strongly and uniformly bound in mid-green cloth (Airs volume in slightly lighter green), backstrips lettered and numbered in gilt, all fine copies. A SPLENDID RUN OF AN INVALUABLE YACHTING, SAILING AND CRUISING RESOURCE. The coverage is immense, including virtually all aspects of conventional sailing craft, catamarans, trimarans, hydrofoils and the like. RUNS OF THIS CALIBRE ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        The October Country

      Ballantine, New York 1955 - First Printing of the First Edition, First State, with the "BB" monogram on spine of book inverted, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo, 306pp. Preceded by a limited edition of 50 copies bound for the author. Signed by Ray Bradbury directly on the title page. Minor wear to corners and edges, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with tanning to spine, minor paper loss to spine ends, and lightly rubbed panels, else fine. For this wonderful collection of macabre and fantastic tales, Bradbury selected and rewrote fourteen stories from his previous Arkham House collection, Dark Carnival and added five stories never before published in book form. Some of Bradbury's most famous tales come from this collection, including "The Lake", "The Wind", and "The Small Assassin". At the time this book was published, Bradbury's fan base had grown significantly from the time Dark Carnival was published (not to mention it was long out of print), so this book was for most Bradbury fans the introduction to his darker side. Interestingly, Bradbury dedicated this book "For who else but August Derleth," co-founder of Arkham House and publisher of Dark Carnival. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Mint. Notes made in the R.A.F. Depot between August and December, 1922, and at the Cadet College by T.E. Lawrence (352087 A/c Ross). Regrouped and Copied in 1927 and 1928 at Aircraft Depot, Karachi

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1955. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Publication date corrected in ink. Spine toned, else about fine. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Reviewer's Edition. O'Brien A167

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        Hospitales en la Zona Central del Pacifico: Tesis Profesional de Jerome Tamen E.

      Mexico City: Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura/Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ARCHITECT JEROME TAMEN on the half-title. A very solid copy to boot of his uncommon 1955 dissertation from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico on the design, planning and construction of Mexican hospitals in the Central Zone of the Pacific. Clean and Near Fine in its dark cloth, with no writing or markings of any kind internally (other than the author inscription). Oblong quarto, fascinating black-and-white plates (a number of them floor-plans) thruout.

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        Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. 1955 - 8vo., textured boards and beige cloth lettered in green and beige; unclipped pictorial dust jacket, with the slightest edge-wear. First American edition. A gorgeous copy of Golding's Nobel Prize-winning novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naumann, Hermann. - Surreales Stillleben.

      - Zeichnung / Pinselzeichnung, in schwarzer Tusche, auf hellem Karton, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. 49,8 x 38,1 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift Signatur und Jahr: "H.N. 55." Verso nochmals signiert und datiert: "H. Naumann 55". - Ohne Mangel. Sehr 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. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Memoirs.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955&#150;6 - Two volumes, octavo. Original blue buckram, black label to spines with gilt titles, gilt facsimile signature to front boards, grey endpapers, top edges gilt. With the original acetate wrapper to volume two. Both volumes housed in the publisher's card slipcase. Very slight rubbing to ends and tips, small tears to inner margin of vol. 1 half-title, an excellent set with loss to the acetate wrapper in vol. 2, and the slipcases generally somewhat rubbed but both firmly intact. First edition, scarce deluxe issue reserved for the President, presentation set with both copies twice inscribed (once to half-titles, and again to slipcases) to his former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder: volume 1 half-title, "To my friend and long time comrade John W. Snyder, the greatest Secretary of the Treasury the country ever had, with affectionate regards from Harry Truman, Independence Dec. 17, 1955", and slipcase, "To John W. Snyder From HST", volume 2 half-title, "To Honorable John W. Snyder from his good friend Harry Truman, 5/5/56", and slipcase, "Honorable John W. Snyder". Snyder was appointed US Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programmes to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end of Truman's second term. He is mentioned on 32 pages of Truman's Memoirs, and has annotated these copies in several places. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Arte degli Etruschi

      VERONA: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1955. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 11,5 18,5. Biblioteca Moderna Mondadori USATO

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        \'Über allen Zauber Liebe\' von Scholz nach Calderon. Regie: Heinrich Koch. Schwarz-weiß Fotografie (Szenenfoto in ihrer Rolle als \'Circe\' lose auf Karton befestigt.

      Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 7.9.1955. Leichte Läsuren an den Ecken des Bildes. Maße: ca 28,5 x 22 cm (HxB). Auf dem Karton sind Angaben zum Theaterstück mit Schreibmaschine vermerkt (etwas verwischt). Von Clausen auf dem Karton mit Bleistift signiert. Auf der Rückseite mit dem Stempel der Fotografin. Eine der gewohnt brillianten Aufnahmen von Clausen, mit beeindruckender Tiefe. Rosemarie Clausen war die berühmteste Theaterfotografin nach dem 2. Weltkrieg in Deutschland. Hervorstehend sind sicherlich ihre Arbeiten mit Gustaf Gründgens, Wolfgang Borchert. Famous german photographer, spezialised for theatre. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fotografie, Photo, Theater, Theatre, signiert, signed

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        The Recognitions

      Macgibbon and Kee 1955 - First British edition. Inscribed by author on title page to Icelandic author and translator Olafur Gunnarson, "With all best wishes, [signed] William Gaddis [/] December 1976." 956pp. Original cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped (30s net) dust jacket with offsetting from tape repair on verso to foot area, extending slightly into front panel, light rubbing and wear. An uncommon signed copy of Gaddis' critically-acclaimed first novel of art forgery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE LIVRE IX

      Paris: LES BELLES LETTRES, 1955. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 20. COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE USATO

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        Thérèse et Isabelle

      S. n. (Jacques Guérin), s.l. 1955, 22x27,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise à lacet. - S. n. (Jacques Guérin), s.l. 1955, 22x27,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise à lacet. - Edizione interamente in commercio e stampato in 25 esemplari numerati. autografo Firmato Violette Leduc: ".. ... in memoria di Italia, Spagna anche con i miei amici 24 gennaio 1956. Violette Leduc", il nome del dedicatario è stato ben spazzolato. La nostra copia è arricchita con un ritratto inciso di Violette Leduc decorato con una precisione scritto a mano Jacques Guérin. Molto raro libro costituito da fac-simile del manoscritto e presentato in camicia carta da parati floreale e pizzo, tag title incollata sulla copertina. Nizza copia.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale entièrement hors commerce et imprimée à 25 exemplaires numérotés. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs floraux, dos lisse muet comportant de discrètes traces de restauration en tête et en pied, étiquette de titre et nom de l'auteur encollée sur le premier plat, exemplaire complet de son lacet de soie noire. Envoi autographe signé de Violette Leduc  : "... en souvenir de l'Italie, de l'Espagne aussi. Avec mon amitié. 24 Janvier 1956. Violette Leduc", le nom du dédicataire a été proprement gratté. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un portrait gravé de Violette Leduc agrémenté d'une précision manuscrite de Jacques Guérin. Très rare ouvrage consistant en le fac-similé du manuscrit autographe et présenté sous chemise en papier peint à motif floral et à lacets, étiquette de titre encollée sur le premier plat. Rare et agréable exemplaire.  

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        Hier. Gedicht. In: alpha. Neue Dichtung. 1. Jahrgang. Mai 1955 Folge 4. Weitere Beiträge von George Forestier : Freiheit blau in die Haut geätzt. Hanns Weisenborn. Morgen. Geburt. Hertha Kräftner : Aus dem Pariser Tagebuch Heinrich Ringleb : Szene geflirtet. Mond unter Null. Der Schrecken.

      Wien, alpha-Verlag, 1955. 4 Blatt. Originalbroschur mit Faksimile-Abbildung einer Widmung von JEAN COCTEAU für alpha. Auf Umschlag Stempel \"Belegexemplar\" . Am Rand des Celangedichts in winziger Schrift eine Anmerkung. Die hintere Umschlagseite bei den Autoren kleine Kreuzchen, sonst doch gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Publikation. EINGELEGT in : Paul Celan. Verlagsprospekt des Verlags SUHRKAMP, 8 Seiten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Sargasso Of Space

      New York: Gnome Press, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 185 Pp. First Edition, Second Binding Of Beige Boards Lettered In Black. Book Is Fine, No Wear Or Marks, Pages With Average Aging. Dj Complete, Not Price Clipped, Some Fading Of Spine Background Color To A Lighter Blue, No Chips Or Tears, Trace Of Rubbing At Some Areas At Center Of Spine And Corners, 1/4" Rubbing At Top Of Front Flap Fold.

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        Cogne Ciel. Poème de Emmanuel Looten, Dessins et Composition de Karel Appel.

      Paris, Michel Tapié, 1955. In-folio (50x37cm) 4 ff. en carton léger pliés. Lithographies de Karel Appel, dont 3 sont imprimés sur fond de couleurs (jaune, bleu et rouge). 2 corrections à l'encre rouge. Pliure découpée. Exemplaires hors commerce non numérotés, en plus du tirage limité à 175 ex. Rare.

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        FROG WENT A-COURTIN'

      - (ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR)illus. FROG WENT A-COURTIN' by John Langstaff. NY: Harcourt Brace (1955). 8 1/2 x 11", boards, Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with tiny hole in spine and slightest bit of rubbing. Stated 1st edition. A 400 year old Scottish story-song is here made into a story. Illustrated by Rojan with fabulous lithographs that bring the tale to life. Caldecott Award Winner. This is one of the rarest first editions Caldecott winners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Magician's Nephew

      London: The Bodley Head, 1955. A just about Fine copy of the book with bright gilt and clean, unmarred pages. Spine a trifle cocked, otherwise in excellent condition. In a bright, Near Fine dust jacket with minor wear at the crown, some foxing on the rear panel and a small blemish at the base of the front panel where the color is off. The sixth and penultimate book in the Narnia series. The sixth novel of C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1955. The Magician's Nephew takes place before The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and acts as a prequel to the series. Although it again follows the adventures of a group of interlopers into a magical - and dangerous - fantasy world, and shares Lewis' focus on the Christian values of sin and redemption, the tone of the book is actually much funnier and more lighthearted than the rest of the volumes in the series. The Chronicles of Narnia are, of course, immensely popular. The books have been published in over 40 languages, and sold over 100 million copies. "I'm happy to report that Narnia has now produced one of its best crops." (Contemporary New York Times Review). about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books 1955 - Signed. First edition, first printing. Red cloth binding with spine stamped in black, with publishers BB monogram printed upside down (Currey's binding B, first state). Signed by Ray Bradbury on the front free end paper and inscribed to a former owner "To Jack! This rare copy of "The October Country"with good wishes! From Ray Bradbury Oct. 7, 1999." Very Good with light rubbing to cloth at extremities and a small touch of fraying at the base of the spine, light fading at spine and several tiny stains to front cover. Light toning to pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; with light chipping, light edge wear, light creasing, light soiling and light foxing. A nice copy, with a large, full page inscription by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Questa era la mia vita

      MILANO: ALDO MARTELLO EDITORE, 1955. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 15 22,5. USATO

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        La marraine de sel

      First edition, one of the review copies. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author (Andrew) Rolland of Renéville. Tiny bites are not serious on the back, complete copy of his prayer inserted. Autographs shipments Maurice Thicket is rare. Source: Library of André Rolland Renéville. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Gallimard Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

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        Typed Letter Signed to John Ringling North

      Denver, 1955. unbound. 1 page, 8.75 x 6.75 inches, written in Denver on White House letterhead, September 2, 1955 -- a response to a letter from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus manager John Ringling North, regarding problems confronting production among American farmers, in part: "...We are, of course deeply concerned with the problems confronting the farm areas where the income is down...We have been studying ways and means to meet the situation in a positive manner...I will pass your suggestion along..." Two punch holes at the top; several horizontal folds. Very good condition.

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket, spine lightly faded, very slightly nicked on spine ends. First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955.

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        Decorated holograph letter to Kenneth B. Sawyer]

      the author, Paris 1955 - Four-page penned letter to Sawyer, on recto and verso of two sheets of paper decorated with scattered bits of pasted illustrations and colored paper, the text written around these additions. The letter has been folded into quarters for mailing, otherwise very good; original envelope with postal cancellations is also present. Koenig, born in Seattle, served in France at the end of World War II and fell in love with the country. After studying at the Sorbonne, he met Jean Robert Arnaud and opened a gallery (and personal relationship) with him in Paris. This would presumably be how Koenig met Sawyer, who had written on the arts for the Paris Herald Tribune, but by this time was living in Baltimore. In an amiable letter packed with personal observations on the Paris art world, Koenig discusses the local reception of his work. "One said 'Too American still,' and another 'Too personal, you must learn to have the humility of the medieval artisans.' The first I am not ashamed of, the second left me a bit cool, I still like being an individual." It appears that Sawyer had attempted to find a job for Koenig as an art critic with the NY Herald Tribune; Koenig apologizes for failing to pursue this opportunity. "Feared that I had already much too much to do, felt that it was more important to paint than to criticize other painters." Goes on, however, to assess the work of other local artists, including Paul Jenkins and Gianni Bertini. "And Viseux is doing God knows what." Notes that a letter by Sawyer is going to have its first "injurious" line removed for publication, though "I am quite in agreement with you - Herta W. was quite amused to see her ex-husband taken down a peg or two." . "I would like to have a visite d'atelier of Rothko, Pollock and Still eventually. They are none the less leaders of a whole new world in painting." Praises Dorothy Miller of the MMA who visited and "was in love with the gentleness, and bless her, good food of Paris. A real LADY. Sort of the Queen Kelly of modern art. One of that small part of the intelligentsia Americana which shows you that we are not ONLY decadent barbares."

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        Szenenbild in einer Tanzszene zusammen mit dem amerikanisch-russischen Tänzer Nicholas Polajenko (*1932 New York). Orig.-Photo.

      (Paris), Studio Lipnitzki um 1955. - Silbergelatineabzug. 17,8 x 11,8 cm (randlos). Vintage print. Rückseitig Stempel des Photographen, weiterer Stempel "Grand Ballett du Marquis de Cuevas" und handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Rosella Hightower (und) Nicholas Polajenko", der Name Hightowers ist durchgestrichen und wohl von der Hand Consuelos durch ihren ersetzt. Aufnahme gut erhalten, lediglich im Oberrand minimal knittrig. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Unterschrift der Tänzerin für den deutschen Schauspieler Kai Möller. Consuelo wurde in Rio de Janeiro durch Nina Verchinina und Tatjana Leskova ausgebildet und debütierte dort am Teatro Municipal. Ab 1953 tanzte sie beim Ensemble des "Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas" bis zu dessen Auflösung 1958. Danach war sie Ballettlehrerin in Serge Golovines Ensemble in Genf und gründete dort später eine eigene Tanzschule. Polajenko war Schüler von Aanatole Vilzak in New York und debütierte in Musicals. 1948 ging er nach Europa und wurde Mitglied des Ballet des Champs Elysée. Ab 1951 tanzte er in Petits Company und an der Metropolitan Opera in New York etc. Von 1956-62 war er Principal des "Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas". Die Aufnahme stammt aus dem berühmten Pariser Atelier Lipnitzkis (manche Biographen geben als Geburtsort auch Odessa an). Er kam 1921 nach Paris und eröffnete sein erstes Studio mit Hilfe des Modeschöpfers Paul Poiret, der ihm seine Klientel zuführte. Lipnitzki photographierte für die großen Modehäuser wie Heim, Schiaparelli, Chanel etc., am Theater, beim Ballett, in Künstlerateliers und bei gesellschaftlichen Ereignissen. Berühmt sind seine zahlreichen Portraits der Größen der Pariser Gesellschaft, wie z.B. Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Igor Strawinski, Serge Lifar u.v.a. Während der deutschen Okkupation Frankreichs war er in New York im Exil, eröffnete danach aber erneut in Paris ein Studio zusammen mit seinem Bruder. Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 4thd imp./3rd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom red leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 4th impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 3rd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Very Good Plus dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with some minor chipping and loss at the spine ends and flap fold areas. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, and shows the 4th impression points of the "V" to the bottom of the photo and trimming of the upper edge of the "T" in Tolkien, not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is some rubbing at the spine and flap fold areas with minor color loss and/or chips, beautiful bright colors, a short closed tear at the bottom of the spine along with a tiny bit of tanning to the spine. The Return of the King dustjacket is not price clipped and has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the lower spine and flap folds but none along the edges. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted, one light scuff to the back board of The Return of the King. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full red leather slipcase compliments the bright colors of the dustjackets, and is stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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        À La Pecherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu. [Portfolio of Shoes].

      New York Andy Warhol 1955 - 16 sheets 24.8 x 34.9 cm. 1 sheet 51.1 x 66.6 cm. 1 sheet 63.5 x 48.3 cm. 18 offset hand-coloured lithographs on wove paper by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martins aniline watercolour dye. Originally issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in printed covers, the present copy also contains one extra double-sized illustration of a boot with no caption (a boot of the same style was used by Warhol for a separate work as part of an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year). Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, is responsible for the calligraphy captions. The title on the cover of the work, meanwhile, is hand-written in ink and reads 'À La Pecherche du Shoe Perdu.' This misspelling may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earliest that Warhola completed. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then coloured by hand at one of Warhol's 'colouring parties.' This delightful portfolio is rare, as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of all the plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate.

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        Epoca - Anno VI nn. 227 - 233 - 235 - 242 - 245 - 246 - 250 - 261 - 269 - 270 - 272 - 273 del 1955 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1955 - ITALIANO Dodici fascicoli del 1955. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori.

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