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        Les Europeens

      Editions Verve, Paris, 1955. 14.25 in. x 10.5 in., Boards, [4], 114, [8] pages, Primarily full page gravure reproductions of photographs by Cartier-Bresson, bumped at edges and chipped at top and bottom of spine, cover design by Joan Miro. No dust jacket as issued. Gift inscription in felt pen to Bob Ponce, chief photographer at the Santa Barbara News-Press in the 1960s and dated "9 July 1965" from a friend of Ponce.

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        Discours de réception de M. Jean Cocteau à l'Académie française et réponse de M. André Maurois

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 38 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe datée et signée de Jean Cocteau, d'une page, adressée à (Jacques) Festy de chez Gallimard dans laquelle il se montre navré d'avoir confondu Jean avec Jérome Tharaud au fauteuil duquel il venait de succéder chez les Immortels : "1er Nov. 1955. Mon chez Festy, comment faire pour le lapsus calami Jean en place de Jérome ? - siège rendu vacant par la mort de Jean - au lieu de Jérome- Il faudrait trouver une formule simple pour un papillon car je crains qu'il ne soit trop tard pour tirer une feuille. Voyez cela. Votre Jean Cocteau." [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 38 numbered copies on Holland paper, head print. Nice copy. Our copy is enriched by an autograph letter dated and signed by Jean Cocteau, of a page, addressed to (Jacques) Festy of Gallimard in which he is sorry to have confused Jean with Jerome Tharaud in whose chair he came from to succeed in the Immortals: "1st Nov. 1955. My home Festy, how to do for the slip calami Jean in place of Jerome? - seat vacated by the death of John - instead of Jerome- It should find a simple formula for a butterfly because I'm afraid it's too late to draw a leaf, see that, your Jean Cocteau. " [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le MOUVEMENT, Paris Avril 1955 - The MOVEMENT, New York, April 1975. Anniversary show, twenty years after at her gallery in New York, of the founder 1955 show "Le Mouvement" at Galerie Denise René, Paris. SET OF FOUR PIECES.

      Galerie Denise René, Paris, New York, Dusseldorf 1955 - 1) Le MOUVEMENT, Paris Avril 1955 - The MOVEMENT, New York, April 1975, "Anniversary Exhibition". AGAM, BURY, CALDER, DUCHAMP, JACOBSEN, SOTO, TINGUELY, VASARELY. Exhibition catalogue of the show, April 1975, Galerie Denise René, New York, 1975. Edition Denise René, Paris New York, Dusseldorf, 1975. First edition. 43pp profusely illustrated in b/w. Text in English. Featuring the work of Agam, Bury, Calder, Duchamp, Jacobsen, Soto, Tinguely and Vasarely, the same artists who participated in the 1955 show in Paris. Staple binding. 30.5 x 30.5 cm. VG condition. 2) Le MOUVEMENT, Paris Avril 1955 - The MOVEMENT, New York, April 1975. (AGAM, BURY, CALDER, DUCHAMP, JACOBSEN, SOTO, TINGUELY, VASARELY). Insert at poster format, included, folded, loose, in the upper catalogue. Black offset on white paper. Printed on both sides, featuring sequences of the film directed by Pontus Hulten and Robert Breer realized in 1955 for the first show "Le Mouvement". Folded as published. Unfolded: 89 x 61.8 cm. Folded: 29.8 x 35 cm. Galerie Denise René, Paris, New York, 1975. First edition. VG+ condition. 3) Le MOUVEMENT. AGAM, BURY, CALDER, DUCHAMP, JACOBSEN, SOTO, TINGUELY, VASARELY. 1955. Exhibition catalogue/manifesto. A large sheet of yellow paper printed black. Folded in four. Unfolded: 49.4 x 32.3 cm. Folded: 24.8 x 16.3 cm. Text in French by Hulten "Mouvement - Temps ou les quatre dimensions de la PLASTIQUE CINETIQUE" and "Petit Memento des Arts Cinétiques"; R. Bordier "Cinéma" and "L'Oeuvre Transformable"; Manifesto by V. Vasarely on two pages: "Notes pour un Manifeste", called "le Manifeste Jaune" (the Yellow Manifesto). Issued for the show "Le Mouvement" at the Galerie Denise René, Paris, April 6 - 30, 1955. In almost very good condition, which is rare, the paper being light and fragile, the color clear, getting dirty and turning darker rather quickly. 4) Le MOUVEMENT. AGAM, BURY, CALDER, DUCHAMP, JACOBSEN, SOTO, TINGUELY, VASARELY. (1975). Reprint of the 1955 catalogue/manisfesto (see upper), published this time in 1975. Text also in French. Paper is heavier, color brighter in this edition and for these reasons, generally in better condition than the fist edition. Unfolded: 48.2 x 33.2 cm. Folded: 24.8 x 16.8 cm. VG+/Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ravages -

      Gallimard 1955 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 311 pp. Sous étui bordé. Sous chemise cartonnée en demi-chagrin vert avec titre doré et date au talon. Couverture souple imprimée. L'étui et la chemise sont signés P. Goy et C. Vilaine. Très bon état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE LIMITÉE à 28 exemplaires numérotés. celui-ci un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, seul grand papier après 3 Hollande hors commerce. Premier roman de l'auteur, Violette Leduc y décrit dans un style imagé les ébats passionnés et charnelles de deux collégiennes, Thérèse et Isabelle. Jugé trop scandaleux, Gallimard y supprime les cent cinquante premières pages du roman. Le bibliophile Jacques Guérin fit reproduire en fac-similé du manuscrit, à 25 exemplaires, ce chapitre qui ne fut finalement édité chez Gallimard qu'en 1966 sous le titre de Thérèse et Isabelle. Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur décrit également son avortement. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        My First Seventy-six Years: The Autobiography of Hjalmar Schacht

      Allan Wingate, 1955. vi, [2], 552 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "One of the most important autobiographies of the post-war period, for there can be few personalities still alive who have been so intimately connected with the march of world events for so many years... His first great triumph was to rescue the German Mark from the inflation of 1921... As the Nazi avalanche swelled, Hitler persuaded him to occupy the Presidential chair at the Reichsbank... but (Schacht) soon saw that the Fuhrer was driving relentlessly towards war. A quarrel resulted and he left the Government, remaining under a cloud until he was arrested towards the close of the regime." - from dust jacket. Schact was later aquitted of war crimes at Nuremberg. Average wear to unmarked book. Above-average wear and soiling to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Kehr & Langmaid 1217.

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        Exceptional portrait photo by Dorothy Wilding, signed and dated, also signed by the photographer in capitals in the negative, (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain)

      1955 - showing her half length, seated, holding a fan, wearing her tiara and Garter sash, 17" x 13½" in mount 25" x 19", no place, Dorothy WILDING (1893-1976) was a noted English society photographer from Gloucester.

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        Superb unsigned portrait photo by Dorothy Wilding (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      1955 - signed by the photographer in capitals, showing her half length standing sideways and turning to the camera, wearing a jewelled dress and tiara and a fur wrap around her shoulders, 9½" x 7¼", no place, no date, circa From a Royal Collection. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Inheritors

      1955 - First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, dust jacket. London, Faber and Faber. Inscribed by the author: ?with best wishes, Bill Golding? and with the ownership signature of Faber's publishing director Charles Monteith above. Monteith, who went on to remain Golding's ?editor, friend, consultant and champion for forty years? (Carey), famously rescued the manuscript of Lord of the Flies from the 'slush pile' at Faber, after its rejection by at least ten other publishers. Faber's notes on the original letter from Golding are cracking: ?Absurdly uninteresting . rubbish and dull? He then edited the text, heavily, and changed the title from Strangers From Within, so that even William Golding himself was amazed at how good it was. The Inheritors was his next novel, and Monteith's later description of his first response is worth repeating: ?Oh God,? I said to myself, ?first it was schoolboys, now it's cavemen. Bloody cavemen! . but I . didn't put it down until I'd finished it. It was another masterpiece as original, as compelling, as powerful - perhaps even more original, and more powerful - than Lord of the Flies. And I realized to my surprise, after at least two re-readings, that I had no changes whatever to suggest. It was perfect as it stood.? Quoted by Carey. An excellent copy in a slightly browned dust jacket, worn at the head and tail of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LONE GUN

      Ballantine Books 1955 - Cheap pulp pages browned but still supple with not brittleness of flaking; otherwise a bright, tight, square copy. DJ has minor wear to ends of flap folds; spine missing to small chips from the top; spine lightly age darkened with a small spot near the bottom. Ballantine hardcover H-121 and an extremely scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beezus and Ramona

      Morrow 1955 - The first book in the Ramona series, this is a remarkably scarce first edition. Currently we know of no other copy for sale on the market, with or without a dust jacket, and this one has the original dust jacket, with the original price of $2.75 on the front flap. Very good in a slightly trimmed very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STUDI AGIOGRAFICI

      ROMA: ANGELO SIGNORELLI, 1955. IED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 22. STUDI E SAGGI USATO

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955 - FIRST EDITION, Binding A (Fabroleen material), SIGNED BY THE JACKET ARTIST. This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10 (State B). Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis (1926-2013), with his autograph in ink below his printed credit on the jacket flap. Book and jacket with the usual browning to the extremities, spine age-toned, some light general wear. A very good, presentable copy, housed in a black morocco-backed clamshell box. Signed by the jacket illustrator, in my presence, in 2008. The third of the fourteen original James Bond books. Scarce. Gilbert A3a (1.2) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles et Textes pour Rien

      First edition. 8vo., original white wrappers, lettered in black and blue. Paris, Les Editions de Minuit.

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        The Road Not Taken

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1955 New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1955. First edition, third printing. Inscribed by Frost to English actor Denys Blakelock on front free endpaper in Bread Loaf, VT, dated 1856. Introduction and commentary by Louis Untermeyer, illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrove II. Publisher's green cloth, stamped with Cosgrove's illustration to front board in white, lettered in white to spine, top edge stained green, in original unclipped dust jacket. A very good copy with some light sunning to top edge and a touch of wear to extremities, text block edges lightly toned, dust jacket with some wear and loss to corners and spine ends as well as sunning to spine. Overall, a pleasing copy. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. Actor Denys Blakelock was the author of Portrait of a Farjeon (1966), a memoir of Frost's friend and fellow poet, Eleanor Farjeon, who died in 1965. Frost inscribed this copy to Blakelock in Bread Loaf, Vermont, where the poet taught English at Middlebury College at the time.This collection of Frost's most famous and well-loved poems was compiled by Louis Untermeyer, who introduces the work with a brief biography of Frost. Throughout the volume, Untermeyer's sparse commentary adds to the context and meaning of Frost's poetry with brief statements and discussions of various pieces as they appear. Pieces selected for this work include the title poem, "The Road Not Taken," and other notable works such as "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket.

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        Proposed Mural of Back Bar, Cal Neva Biltmore.

      Oakland, Calif., 1955.(). Gouache on board depicting bar mural of Monkeys. Signed, dated and titled. 12 x 37 inches. Cal Neva Biltmore, North Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

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        Réalité de l'art.

      Lausanne, F. Rouge (coll. "Lettres Sciences Techniques"), 1955. - In-4°, 234p. en feuilles Edition originale dont il a été tiré 10 exemplaires de tête, nominatif, imprimé sur papier à la cuve Zerkal et accompagnés d'une suite de 12 lithographies originales de l'auteur sur l'Etranger de Baudelaire et Sainte Catherine de Sienne. Celui-ci est un exemplaire d'auteur identique aux exemplaires du tirage de tête, mais la suite signée est justifiée "épreuve d'artiste". Préface de Jacques Villon. Illustré de 34 planches hors texte, dont 2 dépliantes. Etudie notamment des oeuvres de Giotto, Titien, Watteau, Picasso, etc. sous jaquette illustrée et étui. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. FIRST EDITION, Binding A (Fabroleen material), SIGNED BY THE JACKET ARTIST. This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10 (State B). Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis (1926-2013), with his autograph in ink below his printed credit on the jacket flap.Book and jacket with the usual browning to the extremities, spine age-toned, some light general wear. A very good, presentable copy, housed in a black morocco-backed clamshell box. Signed by the jacket illustrator, in my presence, in 2008. The third of the fourteen original James Bond books. Scarce. Gilbert A3a (1.2).

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        Early stories SIGNED 1st

      Gollancz 1955 - First edition Gollancz 1955. Original wrappers, lightly soiled and with upper cover price of 2s6d struck through and 1/- written in red. Inscribed to title: "To Sandra Clarke with best wishes from Daphne du Maurier, 1986" Very Good copy of scarce signed Du Maurier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Mint. A day-book of the R. A. F. Depot between August and December 1922 with later notes by 352087 A/c ROSS

      Jonathan Cape, London 1955 - First English edition. Limited Issue, no. 982 of 2,000 Copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Lawrence's partly fictionalized account of his R.A.F. training days, which shocked many of his contemporaries and was not widely circulated during his lifetime. O'Brien A172 Original blue buckram boards, dark blue pigskin spine gilt, t.e.g., other edges uncut, Cockerel marbled endpapers. In original printed publisher's box. Fine copy First English edition. Limited Issue, no. 982 of 2,000 Copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        It Came From Beneath The Sea

      Printed by J.Lichtert and Sons, Brussells. [1955] - A scarce original Belgian mid-size / window card style poster for the 1955 sci-fi movie 'Le Monstre Surgit Des Mers' from Columbia Pictures, directed by Robert Gordon, and with groundbreaking flying saucer effects created by Ray Harryhausen. Folded (almost always issued folded!), condition B (slight soiling to extreme upper edge, blank portion for screen times partially clipped). 14x 22 inches approx. Oscar-winning animator Ray Harryhausen's classic first film in partnership with producer Charles H. Schneer, 'It Came From Beneath The Sea was specifically designed to showcase Harryhausen's special model-animated effects. His other major films include Mighty Joe Young (1949), Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years B.C. (1966), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) and Clash of the Titans (1981). Note on Format; Belgian posters come in three primary sizes, with the 14x22 being the mid-size style. Similar to a US window card, but printed on thinner paper (and therefore fragile). A popular format with collectors. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        British Field Sports. Deluxe facsimile with an original plate.

      Guilford, England: Charles W Traylen. 1955 - Elephant oblong folio. 17.75 x 22.25 inches. Full red crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titled and ruled in gilt on the upper cover, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cloth hinges and Cockerel marbled endpapers together with the matching slipcase. Fine condition.The best plate from the original edition "Partridge Shooting" is enclosed in a built-in folder as the rear. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, no. 14. Plate is 14 (14). Original plate watermarked "J Whatman 1805."Title page and contents page decorated and coloured, 20 coloured plates reproduced from the original hand-coloured aquatint plates, no text, plates captioned in English and French,copy. This exact fascimile reprint of the first and only edition of one of the rarest of all sporting books, printed in eight colours by offset lithography by W S Cowell, Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, published by Charles W Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, 87 North Street, Guildford, England. This copy is number 13 of the edition deluxe, limited to twenty copies, each of which contains one of the original plates. British style foxing to the endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.. FIRST EDITION, Binding A (Fabroleen material), SIGNED BY THE JACKET ARTIST. This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10 (State B). Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis (1926-2013), with his autograph in ink below his printed credit on the jacket flap. Book and jacket with the usual browning to the extremities, spine age-toned, some light general wear. A very good, presentable copy, housed in a black morocco-backed clamshell box. Signed by the jacket illustrator, in my presence, in 2008. The third of the fourteen original James Bond books. Scarce.

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        MEMOIRS.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1955. Two volumes. Volume 1, "Year of Decision" and Volume 2. "Years of Trial and Hope, 1946-1952". This is the Special Kansas City Edition with map endpapers rather than the plain white endpapers of the standard trade edition and limited to 20,615 copies of Volume 1, 11,500 copies of Volume 2 which was published in 1956.Volume 1 has been INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN on the dedication page, dated "Nov. 17, 1955, Independence". Dust jackets show minor chipping at spine extremities and edges, several small closed tears without paper loss, spines slightly darkened, neither is price-clipped. A fine autographed set by "The Man From Independence", the thirty-third President of the United States. 596, 594pp.. Signed by Author. Kansas City Edition. Black Cloth. Minor Wear Only/Lightly Soiled. Octavo.

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        Easter Angel.

      1955.(). Color lithograph. 16 x 11.25 inches. Edition of 40. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Fine/Looney, no. 347. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

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        Portret van de harpiste Rosa Spier.

      - Amsterdam, Particam, 1955. Original photograph, silver print, 24 x 17,8 cm. Rosa Spier (Den Haag, 1891-1967) studeerde harp op het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. Zij gaf haar eerste recital al op 13-jarige leeftijd. Na verdere studies bij Otto Müller, soloharpist van de Berliner Philharmoniker, kreeg zij een aanstelling bij het Residentie Orkest. Van 1925 tot 1935 was zij zelfstandig werkzaam als soliste en muziekdocente. In 1932 werd zij benoemd tot soloharpiste bij het Concertgebouw Orkest. Na de bevrijding was zij verbonden aan het Radio Philharmonisch Orkest. KEYWORDS:netherlands/photo

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        Typed letter signed

      one page, C6 Albany, London W.1., 8 August 1955 - Approximately 175 words to A.N. Brickell. "I have never heard of any connection between Stevenson and Dickens but I will ask my family. It was very good of you to send the wax impress from R.L.S.'s father's ring - a very nice souvenir. I have just finished a new novel The Quiet American and a new play The Potting Shed and now I am off to Canada for a month . . ." Greene's mother was a first cousin to Robert Louis Stevenson. Signed in full, a little creased and with a short closed tear to upper edge else in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Key to Tomorrow: Scientology; its contribution to knowledge. Compiled from the works of L. Ron Hubbard by U. Keith Gerry.

      Johannesburg: Hubbard (S.A.) Association of Scientologists. 1955 - Typescript; two sm. damp marks to title. Orig. blue-green printed wrappers; unevenly faded with sl. damp staining to back wrapper. 89pp. Copac records copies in the BL & NLS only; no copies recorded in North America. Compiled from published works and lectures by L. Ron Hubbard including Scientology 8-8008, Notes on the Lectures at Phoenix, July 1954. ?This is the track of knowing how to know. Travel it and see.? Published two years after the incorporation of the Church of Scientology which began the process of growing from a small-scale movement of hardened Dianeticists to a global religious movement. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        contes

      éditions du rameau d'or 1955 - rare coffret illustrations de LEMARIE deux coffrets [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album de photographies originales concernant les Laboratoires Homeopathiques de France de 1926 à 1955

      1955 - Album in folio constitué de 30 photographies originales et de lettres autographes. le volume à la fin est contresigné par tous les directeurs encore en vie. L'album fut certainement réalisé à un usage privé, mais nous ignorons lequel. Les photographies présentent soit des appareils (elles sont de grandes qualités) soit les différents bâtiments des Laboratoires ayant changés d'adresse au cours du temps : rue Edith Cavell, rue Rabelais à Asnières, 57 rue Nollet à paris à partir de 1947. . L'homéopathie est introduite en France en 1830 par le comte Sébastien Des Guidi, médecin d'origine napolitaine naturalisé français.Deux approches de l'homéopathie vont s'affronter en France dès 1835 : le courant des « puristes » fidèle aux principes Hahnemanniens et les « éclectiques » qui prônent une thérapeutique mixte qui associe homéopathie et allopathie. Suite à une épidémie de choléra et pour faire taire les calomnies, les deux courants vont fonder ensemble la Société gallicane de médecine homéopathique en 1850. Cependant, 10 ans plus tard, la société éclate. Jean-Paul Tessier fonde la Société médicale homéopathique de France en 1860, qui prône le rapprochement des deux thérapeutiques et qui s'oppose au courant de l'Hahnemannisme mené par Léon Simon. En 1870, deux hôpitaux dédiés à l'homéopathie sont créés à Paris : l'hôpital Hahnemann (Léon Simon) et l'hôpital St Jacques (Pierre Jousset, élève de Jean-Paul Tessier). L'hôpital St Luc sera créé à Lyon en 1875. Devant le développement du Pasteurisme, les Hahnemanniens purs et les éclectiques vont finalement s'entendre sur les principes de base de l'homéopathie : le principe de similitude, les doses infinitésimales, le méthode expérimentale et la matière médicale pure. Les deux sociétés fusionnent en 1889 en une seule entité : la Société française d'homéopathie. Cependant, au début du XXème siècle, les querelles se poursuivent, opposant les éclectiques Pierre Jousset puis Léon Vannier aux Hahnemanniens purs qui se regroupent dans la Société d'homéopathie du Sud Est et de la Suisse Romande. La revue Le propagateur de l'homéopathie, créée en 1905 par le Dr Gallavardin, lyonnais, et le Dr Nebal, homéopathe suisse, devient le lieu de débats entre les deux écoles de pratiques homéopathiques. En 1911, René Baudry, associé à Léon Vannier, ouvre à Paris la Pharmacie générale homéopathique française. Un an plus tard, Léon Vannier crée la revue l'Homéopathie française, devenu aujourd'hui l'Homéopathie européenne. Puis il fonde en 1926 les Laboratoires Homéopathiques de France, rendant ainsi l'accès aux médicaments homéopathiques plus facile. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      Macmillan: New York, 1955. Navy blue cloth grained boads stamped in yellow. Very light yellowing to page edges; three inch hairline ridge to surface coating of rear cover (production flaw), else fine, no owner names, no rubbing to the edges. The pictorial dust jacket has both corners of the front flap clipped by the publisher as per their common practice at the time and the $3.00 price printed vertically at the top; vertical crease to the flaps near their fore edges; slight rubbing to spine ends with a short tear at head; small rubbed tear to lower outer corner of front panel; yellow author name on spine very slightly sunned; minor rubbing along top edge of front panel; white rear panel lightly dusty; in all still a solid VG and attractive example. A Cock Robin Thriller. First published the previous year in the UK, this is the second James Bond novel. The British first (non-pictorial jacket) is rather scarce but this US first is even scarcer. Binding: Hardcover.

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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXIV LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1955. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

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        SEPTEMBER 27 1955 - 5PM - Poster

      State Council, Peking, 1955 - 75cm x 50cm. Framed poster consisting of ten rows of nine headshots, the photographs in the bottom rows are slightly larger than in other rows. There is one photograph left blank, in the bottom right; the Tibetan origin of the leader may have logistically prevented the receipt of his photograph in time for printing. Printed to commemorate the 27 September, 1955 ceremony held by the State Council to award the PLA's General Category military ranks. This poster lists the leaders newly named Lieutenant Generals. At the ceremony, Premier Zhou Enlai awarded certificates of appointment to the military ranks. This ceremony coincided with one taking place in Huairen Hall in Zhonnanhai when Mao Zedong personally handed certificates of appointment to the ten leaders in the Marshal Category. The formation of rankings were part of the reorganisation of the PLA taking place in the 1950s as they sought to advance from a peasant army to a modern military force. This included the formation of thirteen military regions and the system of military ranks, all approved by Mao Zedong. The assignment of military rankings in the style of the Soviet military was met with criticism from those who did not want to be aligned with the Soviet Union and who felt that the hierarchical rankings defied the egalitarian foundations of the PLA. Marshal Lin Biao was one of the system's detractors, criticising it as part of the "Soviet revisionist military structure". He abolished the rankings in 1966. - Li, Xiaobing, "A History of the Modern Chinese Army"

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        Morder i Domkirken. Bound with Fire Kvartetter and Ødemarken og andre digte.

      Pauluskredsen, 1940, Gyldendal 1955 and Westermann 1948 - 62+ 52+87 pages p. The first with fine signed giftinscription from T.S.Eliot on titelpage. And "Ødemarken " in numbered ex. CXXXV Signed by T.S.Eliot and Danish poet(translater) TomKristensen, and Kai Friis Møller(Translater) Bound in a very fine half calf with goldprint on spine

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        Glory never Guesses to Miriam Being a Collection of 18 Poems with decorations and drawings reproduced through Silk Screening from the original MS. pages of Kenneth Patchen. ([Cover title]: Glory Never Guesses & Other Pages.) [Palo Alto/ Californien], Kenneth Patchen, [Privatdruck] 1955. 38,9 : 30,5 cm. 18 lose Serigraphien auf farblich unterschiedlichen, handgeschöpften Japanpapieren, gedruckt von Frank Bacher, sowie 6 weitere Serigraphien (siehe unsere Anmerkung dazu). Schwarze O.-Kartonmappe mit Deckeltitel, sowie Titelei, Inhalt und Druckvermerk auf dem Kartonflügel in Siebdruck. - Tadelloses Exemplar.

      - Morgan A 24. Komplette Sammlung der Losen-Blatt-Gedichte in Serigraphien auf handgeschöpften Japanpapieren, Reproduktionen von Originalmanuskriptseiten des amerikanischen Dichters und Malers, auf von Patchen selbst gestalteten Papieren. Das vorliegende Exemplar enthält 6 zusätzliche Seriegraphien: 5 weitere Versionen des Blattes "The Moment" auf farblich völlig anderen Papieren und eine abweichende Version von "The Moment" in größerer Schrift auf einem Doppelblatt, auf dessen zweiten Blatt sich das Gedicht "Unless there are flowers" befindet. Die meisten Blätter verso mit kleinem Stempel oder Papiermärkchen: "Handwritings for the Wall by Kenneth Patchen", "This Paper hand-colored by Keneth Patchen", "[.] This and 199 other copies in silk screen reproduction were hand-run by Frank Bacher during the summer of 1955". - "Patchen's experimental poetry, with its proletarian themes, had a major influence on the early Beats. In the 1950s he performed poetry readings accompanied by an avant-garde jazz band, and is early antiwar stance, written in response to the atrocities of World War II, was embraced by the Vietnam War protesters in the 1960s" (Paul Varner, Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement). - Eines von 200 Exemplaren dieser "Hand-run-Edition". Mit den zusätzlichen Varianten äußerst selten.

      [Bookseller: Michael Lehr Antiquariat für Literatur]
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        All that is lovely in men: poems

      Asheville: Jonathan Williams, 1955. First edition limited to 200 copies signed by Creeley and Dan Rice, the illustrator; slim 8vo, unpaged; original plain gray wrappers, pictorial dust jacket; edges a bit toned, remains of previously removed label on upper jacket cover, glue residue on verso of jacket spine; a very good copy over all. Jargon 10.

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        Take Ten

      Tokyo: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Silverstein, Shel. First edition. Near Fine, in Good dust jacket. Light edge wear. Foxing and previous owner name written to front paste down, number written to rear free end paper. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with chipping at spine ends and splits along spine fold repaired from the verso with mending tissue. Silverstein's first book, mostly comprised of illustrations previously published in military magazines while Silverstein was in the army in Korea.

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        Typed Letter Signed to Graham Greene

      Fine. Typed Letter Signed. One page on Faber and Faber letterhead, dated December 5th, 1955 to Graham Greene. Light folds from mailing. A brief letter to Graham Greene, responding favorably to Greene's request to inscribe a copy of Murder in the Cathedral for some students who were undertaking a production of the play. In an intriguing passage, after offering to provide the book and the inscription, Eliot writes, in what might be considered either a serious or a puckish allusion, "...but can you first assure me that sending them such an inscribed copy, or even a copy merely signed by my name, would not be prejudicial to their interests? I should not like to get anybody into further trouble because of association with me personally." A nice association, despite Eliot's protestations, between two important authors.

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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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        The October Country

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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). Very Good. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Light insect wear to edge of page block. pages toned. In dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; light chipping at spine ends, light edge wear, dimpling and light staining to spine panel with red titles faded.

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        Lanz / Wachsmuth Praktische Anatomie: Praktische Anatomie. 7 Bände von Titus von Lanz (Autor), Werner Wachsmuth

      Springer-Verlag Gmbh, 1955. Lanz / Wachsmuth Praktische AnatomiePraktische Anatomie. 7 Bände Titus von Lanz Werner Wachsmuth

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        Concordantia in XXII libros De ciuitate Dei S. Aurelii Augustini. A Concordance to the Corpus Christianorum (1955) edition (from the Dombart & Kalb text of 1928-29) and procedures for adaptations to other editions by Rodney H. Cooper and Leo C. Ferrari with Peter M. Ruddock and J. Robert Smith. (6 Bde. = 6 vols.).

      Hildesheim / Zürich / New York, Olms-Weidmann, 1999, 1955. 6 volumes. Orig. blue cloth, gilt. Together xvi,3134 pages; 30x21 cm. Series = Reihe: "ALPHA-OMEGA, REIHE A Band CL" Price when new is 748 euros. As good as new. See picture.

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        Songs of Innocence & Experience

      London: The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1955. Limited Edition. Leather bound. Near fine. Number 320 of 526 copies, octavo size, 54 color plates and 8 pp. This work needs no introduction, being not only one of Blake's best known works, but one of the most important works of English literature. Blake's vision reflected a timeless narrative on the subjects of child labor and abuse, the despotic nature of church and state, poverty, and the compromises made in adulthood. The Trianon Press has given us a stunning facsimile of Mr. Lessing J. Rosenwald's original volume, from the Rosenwald Collection for the William Blake Trust, printed by the Trianon Press under the supervision of Mr. Arnold Fawcus in 1955. "Blake's Songs of Innocence were issued alone in the years 1789-1794 with simple colouring... After 1794 Blake continued to complete occasional copies of the Songs of Innocence up to the year 1820, but for the most part he preferred to issue these plates together with their companion series, Songs of Experience. The earliest copies of the complete work consisted at first of fifty plates, but soon one plate was changed and others added to the series, the final number of fifty-four plates being thus established; this was the proper number included by Blake in all the copies executed during the last thirty years of his life." The arrangement of the plates did however vary slightly, the copy here reproduced is copy Z in the Census of Blake's Illuminated Books published by the Grolier Club of New York in 1953, the plates are reproduced by collotype and stencil process of the highest quality by master printers Messrs. Beaufume and Duval, with a "Bibliographical Statement" by Geoffrey Keynes. This copy from the library of Julia Parker Wightman, prominent twentieth-century book collector and binder, with her bookplate to first pastedown. ***DESCRIPTION: Full teal morocco, lettering in gilt to backstrip, all edges gilt, 54 color plates; Arches pure rag paper, octavo size (8 5/8" by 5 3/8"), 54 plates reproduced via colotype and stencil printed to verso only and [8] pp. printed in brown ink, limited edition of 526, this copy number 320 of the 240 copies numbered 241 to 480 reserved for distribution in the U.S.A., with the original distributor slip from Philip C. Duschnes tipped in at the colophon. Enclosed in a marbled paper covered slipcase. ***CONDITION: A near fine copy, internally bright with no previous owner marks other than the Julia Parker Wightman bookplate referred to above, straight corners and solid hinges; some minor sun-toning to backstrip, otherwise fine; the slipcase is also near fine, strong and sturdy with only minor rubbing at the opening and corners. ***CITATION: Bentley, Blake Books, 187; and Keynes per "Bibliographical Statement." ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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