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

      Talleres Grafícos Mariano Galve - Barcelona. 1955. Gremio de editores, de libreros y de maestros impresores. 1013Pág. 25X18. En conmemoración del cuarto centenario de la Constitución de la Muy Noble Confradia dels Llibreters de Barcelona. profusamente documentado. Magnífica Obra Historica. Ref. 7.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Frog Went A-Courting'

      Harcourt Brace & Company, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap that was changed to $2.95 on later editions. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in fabulous shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Langstaff First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Second World War

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd., , [1955]. London: The Educational Book Company Ltd., , [1955]. 6 volumes, large octavo. Original red cloth, brown leather labels to the spine, portrait medallion embossed on similar leather to the upper boards, gilt panels to the spines, volume titles gilt to the upper boards, dark red top-stain and endpapers. With 5 of the 6 the unprinted glassine dust jackets. Coloured frontispiece to each, and 185 half-tone plates, numerous maps, plans and diagrams, many of them folding. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with minor dampstain and loss of size to several spines, scuff to spine of volume I. A very good set with the rubbed, chipped, and tanned jackets save for volume I, which lacks the jacket. The Chartwell Edition, issued on the completion of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War, includes the author's last revisions and is also fully illustrated. It was published at £12 9s 6d or 13 guineas by subscription, the standard Cassell edition cost a total of £8 on first publication.

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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace and Company 1955 - First Edition 8vo, A Fine copy in a Very Good, priced, first issue dust jacket (publishers address 383 Madison Ave) with a few small edge chips at spine and corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Uncommon Books - The Gomez Collection]
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        The Europeans

      New York & Paris: Simon and Schuster; ?itions Verve, 1955. New York & Paris: Simon and Schuster; Éditions Verve,, 1955. Photographs. Folio. Original boards with the full wrap-around lithographic decoration and titles after Joan Miro in red, yellow, blue and black. With the plastic dust jacket with paper flaps and the captions supplement - in English - loosely inserted as called for. 144 photographic illustrations by Cartier-Bresson. Small contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Small neat repair to head of spine, extremities rubbed. An excellent copy in a chipped, creased and price-clipped jacket with a tear across the rear panel. First US edition, first printing, of one of the legendary photographer's two or three key books.

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        Memoirs (2 Volumes): Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1955 - Two volume set of the Harry S. Truman Memoirs, INSCRIBED. Volume 1: Years of Decisions is a first edition as stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED and dated by Truman on the dedication page to Lt. Col. William B. Morrell "from one artillery man to another". Lt. Morrell and his wife's names are inscribed on the front free end paper. The book is in very good condition with slight edge wear; a nice square copy. Dust jacket is a;so very good with the original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. Slight chipping and creasing along the edges, at corners and spine ends. Small closed tear on the front panel and two closed tears on the top of the back panel. Volume 2: Years of Decisions is a first edition, as stated on the copyright page. A nice, bright, square copy in near fine condition. Morrell's name is inscribed on the front free end paper. The dust jacket is very good with the original price printed on the front flap; very slight shipping along the edges, and a slight crease at the top of the front panel. Both volumes come housed in a custom slip case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      New York: Bruce Rogers & The Press of A. Colish, 1955. New York: Bruce Rogers & The Press of A. Colish, 1955. Limited to 300 copies, this no. 42. Quite fine in slipcase with worn edges. Limited to 300 copies, this no. 42. Folio. 364p. Illustrated with designs by Botticelli, and with decorative initials. Bound in full black leather, t.e.g., with gilt spine titles and gilt fleur-de-lis medallions at the corners. Prospectus laid in.

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        VERVE - vol. VIII - N°31 & 32

      Editions de la revue Verve, Directeur Teriade, Paris, 1955. In folio cartonnage éditeur illustré, illustrations pleines pages en noir et en couleur de BRAQUE, 156 p. Georges Braque, a composé spécialement la couverture et la page de titre. Cet ouvrage contient un ensemble de dessins provenant des carnets de travail de Georges BRAQUE. Carnets où sont notés quotidiennement depuis sa jeunesse toutes ses émotions visuelles et ses idées plastiques, constituant un véritable journal composé de dessins, gouaches et aquarelles. Ce double numéro spécialement exécuté par Braque, a été imprimé par Draeger ; la lithographie par Mourlot. relié Bon état

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        The Official White House Portrait of Harry S. Truman, Signed

      A 9 by 12 inch color picture of Truman's & White House portrait by Greta Kemp- & ton, inscribed and signed "Kind regards & to Mrs. Terry Kuper Kirker, Independence, & September 29, 1955, Harry Truman."

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        Sämtliche Schriften. Theosophia Revelata oder: Alle Göttlichen Schriften Jacob Böhmens, von Altseidenberg (11 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Frommanns Verlag 1955 - 1961.. Faksimile-Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1730; je Band ca. 400 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Bei dem hier angebotenen Werk handelt es sich um ein Exemplar aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek mit den entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen, wie Rückenschild, Bibliotheksstempel usw. (Rückenschilder können vom Bild abweichen); Der Erhaltungszustand ist ansonsten ordentlich; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder weisen alters-/papierbedingt gebräunte Stellen auf; Einband leicht staubschmutzig; KOMPLETTPREIS für 11 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Ölgemälde: Alter Kaiserspeicher mit Uhrenturm im Hamburger Hafen.

      1955.. Bildmaß: 47 x 33 cm, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 59 x 45 cm ). Öl auf Malpappe. Rechts unten mit K. Meyer-Nieting signiert und mit 22.8. (19)55 datiert. Gezeigt wird der alte Kaiserspeicher mit Uhrenturm Hamburger Hafen, rechts im Bildhintergrund Werftanlagen. Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen, sonst guter Zustand.>>>> Der vom Strom- und Hafenbau der Bau-Deputation, unter künstlerischer Mitwirkung von Wilhelm Hauers, erbaute Kaiserspeicher wurde 1875 von der Kaiverwaltung in Betrieb genommen. Die Süd-Seite des Kaispeichers liegt am tiefen Elbwasser, so dass Seeschiffe direkt entladen werden können. Auf dem Uhrenturm ist eine Zeitballanlage errichtet, die von der Sternwarte am Millerntor um 12.00 weit sichtbar ausgelöst wird; in ihm befindet sich auch eine feuerfeste Treppe. Jetzt wird auf dem Unterbau des Kaiserspeichers die neue Elbphilharmonie errichtet.<<<<< ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand möglich - hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - B&W Illustrations; This copy is a First Trade Edition in the second binding, 1st priority - with the Ballantine monogram on the spine printed upsidedown (as per Currey). The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright, though the endpapers and edges of the text block have some toning and the top edge of the text block has foxing. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears and a chip missing from the top spine end. The spine is noticeably faded and there is some light, generalized ground-in dirt. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Five of the stories in this collection are new, the rest are reprinted from the Arkham House book Dark Carnival. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OMMATEUM With Doxology

      Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1955. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good -. Small 8vo. Light red cloth in dust jacket. The poet&#39;s rare first book inscribed: "for Barbara 11-30-58" and signed in full by the author. Bookplate of Barbara H. Mallon on front paste down. 49 pp. Light soiling else about fine in a dampstained dust jacket with minimal wear and two closed tears with resulting creasing on the back panel. Ammons was the vice-president of a glass manufacturing firm when this book was published; his next book was not published for nine years, at which time he began a long career teaching at Cornell, where he taught until his death. A rare first book, Dorrance being a "vanity" publisher and very much so signed by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        Mme de V. a des idées noires. Orné de 10 idées roses de P, N. et d'une idée noire de Mme de V. en frontispice.

      A la Mauvaise Graine, Genève, 1955 [Eric Losfeld] - Madame de V. a des idées noires par Loulou Morin (1955). Roman érotique ethnique clandestin (Eric Losfeld). 11 illustrations érotiques au trait. Bel exemplaire. Loulou MORIN Mme de V. a des idées noires. Orné de 10 idées roses de P, N. et d'une idée noire de Mme de V. en frontispice. A la Mauvaise Graine, Genève, 1955 [Eric Losfeld] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 14 cm), broché, 40 feuillets non chiffrés, 10 planches hors-texte au trait en noir, 1 frontispice en noir. Couverture imprimée en noir et jaune (rayures verticales). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Publiée au milieu des années 50 par Eric Losfeld. Les illustrations sont de Jean Boullet. L'ouvrage se vendait 3.600 francs d'après Dutel. Ouvrage condamné pour la première fois le 24 octobre 1957. Référence : Dutel, 2002 ; Pia, 849 Madame de V. s'est ennuyée pendant trop longtemps aux côtés de monsieur de V., de 20 ans son aîné. Toutes ces années, elle ne dut qu'à son savoir-faire tout le plaisir qu'elle retira de la vie. Aussi, au décès de l'aïeul, la jeune femme à peine éclose aux choses de l'amour décide-t-elle de rattraper le temps perdu. Sa quête, loin d'être spirituelle, débute en 1917 dans les bras de Doudou, par l'apprentissage studieux des préceptes et des positions du "Kama Sutra". De ce jeune soldat noir, blessé au combat, madame de V. conserve le souvenir impérissable d'un membre tellement vigoureux qu'aucun autre homme après lui ne peut plus la combler. De désespoir, le corps tiraillé par le désir, madame de V. s'exile en terre africaine où, dans les ruelles sombres de Dakar, elle recherche sans ménager sa peine l'étalon qui saura la satisfaire. » (Présentation de la réédition chez Pocket, 2001) "Aussi le lendemain, après avoir refermé à clef la porte de la chambre, troussa-t-elle ses jupes sans dire un mot, offrant à l'homme une belle paire de fesses autour d'un mignon trou du cul, enduit auparavant de crème parfumée, car elle redoutait un peu la grosseur de cet instrument que les Noirs appellent curieusement un "zob" et les gens du commun un "paf". Elle n'attendit pas longtemps. Une boule chaude vint s'appliquer sur la raie de son cul et aidée par la crème et les soubresauts d'un ventre nerveux, pénétra en elle, comme une flèche de feu." (extrait) Les illustrations au trait sont très puissantes. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE RARE CLANDESTIN ILLUSTRÉ, TEL QUE PARU. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Curiosa]
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        Picasso. Peintre-Graveur. Catalogue illustre de l'oeuvre grave et lihtographie 1899-1931. (und / et) Tome II. Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre grave et des monotypes 1932-1934. En collaboration avec Alfred Scheidegger.

      Berne (Bern), Editions Kornfeld 1955 (und 1968). 257; 359 S. 4° Orig.- Broschur 2 Bände, 800 Exemplare / 2000 Exemplare, - Umschläge leicht fleckig und unten mit kleinen Fehlstellen; einige Anstreichungen / Anmerkungen (Bildmaße) mit Bleistift, aber sehr sauber; insgesamt noch gut erhalten..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        Zwei Porträts. Originalphotographien. Vintages. Silbergelatine.

      um 1955. Ecken minimal bestoßen, nur minimale Schichtschäden, insgesamt gut.. Bildgrösse ca. 17,5 x 23,5 cm, verso mit Studiostempel. Eine Aufnahme verso betitelt "Kontraste" (mit Aufkleber des Photo-Porst-Wettbewerbes 1955, in den USA aufgenommen), die andere ein Porträt einer alten Frau auf Mallorca. Die Fotografin hatte ihr Studio in Dortmund, reist aber viel auf verschiedenen Kontinenten und schoß dort bemerkenswerte Bilder, die bisher nicht die angemessene Aufmerksamkeit gefunden haben und als Geheimtip gelten. - Rare vintage original photographs by German photographer Gisela Büse (b. 1923, d. 2007). Gelatin silver prints. Around 1955. Ca. 6,5 x 9 inches. Verso photographer's stamps. Shows two portraits of women, one taken in the USA, the other on the European island of Mallorca. - Minor bumping to edges only, minor surface damage only, very good.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KaraJahn]
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        Eloise

      Simon and Schuster 1955 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. SIGNED by the illustrator, Hilary Knight on the front free endpage. Original price of $2.95 printed on front flap of dust jacket. First printing stated on the copyright page. Top and bottom edges of the book show some minor rubbing. The jacket shows some darkening and sun-tanning on spine , some minor chipping at spine ends and corners, about 3" long tear at spine hinge to back of dj. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Haggadah shel Pesach

      Hashomer Hatzair Organization, New York, N.Y. 1955 - The leaves are printed on one side only. 14 leaves plus the front and back paper wrapper. Stapled. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        New York City Opera Company Playbill SIGNED 1955 Beverly Sills debut

      Playbill, New York, New York 1955 - 1955. 30 pages. NYC. The original and official Playbill for the 1955 Fall Season of The New York City Opera Company. This is the legendary New York City Opera Company debut of Beverly Sills who would later go on and run this same company. Beverly Sills signed this directly to the front cover. This is an incredible piece more than suitable for framing. A rare piece of Opera history highlighting the debut of one of Opera's most important players. Signed by Beverly Sills directly to the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        Coptic Textiles. From Burging Grounds in Egypt. (All Colour - Printing). 150 Tafeln in 3 Bänden.

      Kyoto Kanegafuchi Spinning Company Collection 1955. Inhaltsverzeichnis in englischer Sprache, Einführung in japanischen Schriftzeichen. 3 ill. Orig. Leinwandbände in japanischer Bindung. Folio. - Die Einbände etwas angeschmutzt, kleiner Stempel in jedem Band, sowie ein kleines Papierschildchen. Sonst sehr gut erhalten..

      [Bookseller: Christel Morner - Buch und Kunst]
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        Bauernhaus. Oberer Frittenbach. Original-Farbholzschnitt.

      1955 - 1955. Bildgrösse: 23,5x36,1 cm. Von Emil Zbinden hs. numeriert u. signiert. 111/125. Glasrahmen: 48x57 cm. Lit: Magnaguagno 118.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Clean Break

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1955. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. First edition of the author&#39;s most sought after title. Source for the Stanley Kubrick film The Killers starring Sterling Haydon. Small sticker shadow to front endpaper else a clean near fine hardcover book. Comes with an untrimmed dustwrapper (presumably straight from the publisher) which is longer than the book by about an inch. Has publishers date stamp of Mar 1, 1955 to lower front flap. Stunning fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        LOSER TAKES ALL

      Heinemann , 1955. Heinemann , 1955. First edition. Dark blue boards, lettered in gilt, in blue and yellow pictorial dustwrapper. A very good copy, small mark to the upper cover, in a very near fine dustwrapper which has minute nicks to the corners but is exceptionally clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Qi Baishi, zwei sehr gut erhaltene Blockbücher mit 80 ( 2x 40 ) farbigen Holzschnitt - Illustrationen in einer sehr schön gearbeiteten, wohl mit Rohseide bezogenen, Kasette. Die Holzschnitt Illustrationen jeweils in chinesischer Schrift bezeichnet. Original Mappe mit entsprechendem Titelaufkleber. Sehr gutes sauberes Objekt mit lediglich sehr geringen und durchaus altersangemessenen Spuren Qi Baishi übernahm zwar noch Elemente der traditionellen Gelehrtenmalerei, entwickelte die Technik aber erheblich weiter. Seine im Xieyi-Stil gehaltenen Bilder zeichnen sich durch einfache Strukturen und schnelle, gekonnte Pinselstriche aus. Zu Qis bevorzugten Subjekten gehören ländliche Szenerien, Ackergeräte, vor allem aber besonders lebensecht wirkende Darstellungen von Kleintieren wie Krabben, Krebsen und Kaulquappen, von Mäusen, Vögeln und Insekten sowie von Pflanzen wie Päonien, Lotos, Kürbissen und Bananen. ( Quelle : Wikipedia) Qi Baishi Pinyin Qi Baishi, W.-G. Ch'i Pai-shih; Pseudonyme: Qi Huang Qi Weiqing , Tschi Pai-schi[1] und Chi Po-shih[2]; * am 22. Tag des 11. Monats des Jahres Tongzhi 2, also am 1. Januar 1864 in Xiangtan, Provinz Hunan, Kaiserreich China; 16. September 1957 in Peking, Volksrepublik China) war ein bedeutender chinesischer Maler der Moderne ( Quelle : Wikipedia)

      Peking, 1955.. 88 Blatt ( Doppelblatt ) davon 80 farbig Illustriert, 4 Textblätter, 4 Leerblätter in 2 Blockbüchern Kasette , 2 Blockbücher ( blau) , Format ( Blockbuch) ca. 31 x 21 cm. Objekt in sehr schöner guter Erhaltung . Sehr geringfügig altersübliche Spuren. /// Weitere Bilder sende ich Ihnen gerne per Mail zu. 090

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann]
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        Linda. Farbige Lithographie. 1955. Unten Mitte links innerhalb der Darstellung in Bleistift voll signiert, links unten numeriert: 31/100.

      . 38,5 : 32 cm auf Velin 65,5 : 50 cm.. Marchesseau 284 mit ganzseitiger farbiger Abbildung S. 115. - Zweiter und endgültiger Zustand in 100 numerierten und signierten Abzügen. - Geringe Gebrauchsspuren im vollen weissen Papierrand, sonst schönes Exemplar der späten Lithographie.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        The Good Shepherd.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1955 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in blue and white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Board edges and spine tips a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with one tiny closed tear and a slightly edge-chipped and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with a Times Bookshop's complimentary letter tipped in facing front free endpaper and addressed to Captain Hollies-Smith, whose bookplate is on the front free endpaper verso. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fontes Ambrosiani. In Lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae.

      Milano, 1955.. XXIX. Folio. Halblederband mit goldverzierten Deckeln. Beide Kapitale mit Lederverlust. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. In Folieneinband eingebunden. Mit Schuber, dieser mit einer offenen Kante. Innen sehr guter Zustand, leicht gebräunt.. La Scelta delle Cento Tavole, l'Approvazione delle Riproduzioni e le Didascalie sono dovute a Giorgio Fubini Consulente all'Ambrosiana per i Disegni. Edizione Esclusive di 2030 Esemplari numerati non venale: Nr. 586. Le Selezioni Fotografische dei Colori Eseguite All'Ambrosiana, l'impaginazione, le Riproduzioni, la stampa e la Rilegatura sono state curate da Amilcare Pizzi e dai suoi collaboratori. Fionito di stampare in decembre 1955 dalle Officine Grafiche Amilcare' Pizzi S. p. A. Milano.

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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        J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work

      Headington, Oxford, England 1955 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Naomi Mitchison. Headington, Oxford, England, December 8, 1955. 4 pp on 2 leaves of wove paper with Pirie's/ Crown Bond watermark. 55?16 x 7&frac18; in. (13 1/2 x 18 cm). The first page is embossed "76 Sandfield Road/ Headington/ Oxford." With original autograph addressed envelope. In a letter peppered with references to Middle Earth and its inhabitants, an exhausted Tolkien takes his first lengthy holiday in four years-in Italy. He returns and writes to Naomi Mitchison, a fellow novelist and his proofreader, for failing to provide feedback for her novel, To the Chapel Perilous. Tolkien discusses the demands on his time, ranging from his teaching load, thesis advising, and publishing, to reading critical reviews. Tolkien's dissatisfaction with radio adaptations of Lord of the Rings occupies a prominent place: I think poorly of the broadcast adaptations. Except for a few details I think they are not well done. I thought that the dwarf (Gloin not Gimli, but I suppose Gimli will talk like his father.) was not too bad if a bit exaggerated. I do think of the "Dwarves" like Jews: at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the language of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue. The balance of the letter discusses literary critics, reviews of Mitchison's book, and anachronisms in her latest offering as contrasted to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. TranscriptYou really are most kind and generous. Thank you so much for your last letter. I feel that I should have written long ago, especially since I failed to make any kind of return in the matter of "To the Chapel Perilous." But perhaps you will understand I felt exhausted, since in addition to the "Lord of the Rings" I had only just concluded a two-year term of administrative office in college on top of professing, and the advance copy came just as I was about to go off for the first holiday since 1951 of more than two or three days. Reading it - I went to Italy - was easy * and delightful; but I seemed too dried up to say anything. And when I came back the shadow of one of those things one idiotically lets oneself in for when they are distant fell on me. [Written at bottom and continuing up left margin]: *I mean for the will; my mind found it difficult. You move in the complicated world with an ease that helps me to understand why people find my much simpler and more simple-minded world bewildering. I cling to Lienaro whom I liked and found intelligible. I had to deliver the opening lecture of the newly-founded O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies-already overdue: and I composed it with 'all the woe in the world,', as the Gawain-poet says of the wretched fox with the hounds on his tail. All the more woe, since I am the merest amateur in such matters, and Celtic scholars are critical and litigious; and more so since I was smitten with laryngitis. I think poorly of the broadcast [radio] adaptations. Except for a few details I think they are not well done, even granted the script and the legitimacy of the enterprise (which I do not grant). But they took some trouble with the names. I thought that the dwarf (Gloin not Gimli, but I suppose Gimli will talk like his father - apparently someone's idea of a German) was not too bad if a bit exaggerated. I do think of the "Dwarves" like Jews: at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the language of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue. I have, of course, a good many letters: most of them intelligent and critical, and largely inspired by annoyance with the critics. Edwin Muir produced quite a batch, from people who seemed to think I should be upset at his tone. But I got as much good from him, I suppose, as was possible - unless he was prepared to read the book with attention. He showed by his remarks on Lrien that had not. But I do not feel disposed to blame . (See website for full description)

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        What, When, Where and How to Drink

      Bobbs Merrill 1955 - New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Light foxing to side edge of page block. Light wear at spine ends. Faint bow to boards. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and faint edge wear. A very striking copy, very well preserved. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bruce Rogers] THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE

      New York: Bruce Rogers & The Press of A. Colish, 1955. New York: Bruce Rogers & The Press of A. Colish, 1955. Limited Edition, numbered 50 of 300 copies.. Full Leather. Folio. designs by Botticelli. Bound as issued in full navy morocco with title in gold on the spine and elegant fleur de lis stamped in the corners of each board; light rubbing at the spine; previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown else contents clean and binding sound; a fine production of this monumental work by the one of the 20th century&#39;s most important book designers; the publisher issued slipcase is rubbed at the extremities with some superficial paper chipping; digital images can be made available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Il Gesto.

      E.P.I., Milano 1955 - Magazine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik.

      Roma: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum 1955-1964.. 2 Teile von 3. Lex.-8°. LXXXII, 625, 15* S., kartoniert (gut erhalten) (=Analecta Orientalia, commentationes scientificae de rebus Orientis antiqui, 34/39).

      [Bookseller: Bücher Eule]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik. 2 Bände / Register der Zitate. Bearbeitet von Rolf Gundlach u. Barbara Schwarzkopf. 1 Bd. (Insgesamt 3 Bände, komplett). [durchgehend mit FARBANSTREICHUNGEN]. (=Analecta Orientalia, 34/39).

      Roma : Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955/1964/1967.. XLIV, LXXXIII, 625 S., 15*, IX, (55). 4°, Obrosch.. durchgehend mit Farbanstreichungen, sonst gutes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik, vols. 1 & 2 (of 3)

      Roma: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955. Roma: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955 Volume I (1955): [xliv] - 398 pages - (15p, Paradigmen); Volume II (1964): [lxxxiii] - p. 379-625. Both volumes are signed by M.A.R. Barker (Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker - born Philip Barker - was a professor of Urdu and South Asian Studies) and have a ink stamp on first blank. Otherwise the covers and inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. Photos available upon request. 3 kg.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Ginger Man

      Olympia Press, Paris 1955 - 8vo, pp. 353. Original green stiff card wrappers, lettered in black to panels and spine. Very light indentations to rear panel (see below), otherwise an absolutely fine, unread copy. First edition, first issue of the author's first novel, without the green border to title page, and with the earlier price ('Francs: 1.500') to rear panel. The Ginger Man had been rejected by upwards of thirty publishers on the grounds of obscenity before finding a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press, for whom its obscenity was its chief appeal. Donleavy was delighted to have found a publisher, and delighted to have found one who had recently published work by Beckett, Bataille and Genet. He was less delighted when The Ginger Man appeared in 1955, on a list including books called White Thighs, The Whip Angels, and The Sexual Life Of Robinson Crusoe -- all of which were advertised in the back of his book. Massive litigation and counter-litigation followed, conducted in a number of countries and over two decades, and when the dust finally settled not only had Donleavy won the rights to his book back, but he also owned the Olympia Press. All of which sometimes overshadows the fact that The Ginger Man is the brilliant debut of a major talent which, in 1998, was voted by the Modern Library one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. At some point in its life this copy found itself at the bottom of a pile of books held together by two elastic bands; this has left a very, very light pair of indentations to the rear panel. This aside the book is in superlative condition, absolutely fine and unread. Kearney: 7.7.1

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST. Being Volume Two of his Autobiography: THE GOLDEN ECHO. Presentation Copy to E. M. Forster

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1955 Garnett, David. THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST. Presentation Copy To E. M. Forster. London: Chatto & Windus 1955. First Edition of Volume Two of David Garnett&#39;s autobiography Inscribed by David Garnett to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper. "E. M. Forster / affectionately from David Garnett". With E. M. Forster&#39;s library bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. 8vo. 252 pp. A fine copy in brick red cloth, gilt titles to the spine lacking the dustwrapper. "Morgan was responsible for getting my first story published. It was about a soldier&#39;s loneliness when he got home after the war, and I wrote it in 1919. Duncan (Grant) sent a copy to Morgan who passed it on with a recommendation to the Editor of the English review." Garnett, David. Great Friends. . Signed. First Edition..

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        Fernand Leger. Ausstellungskatalog Städtisches Museum Leverkusen.,

      , Leverkusen 1955 - Farbig illustriertes Heft, nicht paginiert, ca. 70 Seiten ( Werken, Gemälden, Gouachen, Zeichnungen und Keramiken), zahlreiche S/W-Abbildungen, Biographie des Künstlers, hinzugefügt eine vom Künstler entworfene doppelseitige Karte, insgesamt tadellos. --- Fernand Léger (1881-1955), französischer Maler, Bildhauer, Grafiker, Keramiker und Filmregisseur, gehörte unter anderem zu den Kubisten. --- Un mince catalogue d'une exposition de Fernand Léger à Leverkusen (Allemagne) en 1955 accompagné d'une carte double en couleur, excellent état, rare! 19,5 x 29,5 Cm. 0,15 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 150 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        It Came From Beneath The Sea

      Printed by J.Lichtert and Sons, Brussells. [1955]. Printed by J.Lichtert and Sons, Brussells. [1955], 1955. A scarce original Belgian mid-size / window card style poster for the 1955 sci-fi movie &#39;Le Monstre Surgit Des Mers&#39; 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 scree times partially clipped). 14x 22 inches approx, now with loose-backed board stiffener. Oscar-winning animator Ray Harryhausen&#39;s classic first film in partnership with producer Charles H. Schneer, &#39;It Came From Beneath The Sea was specifically designed to showcase Harryhausen&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        ELOGE DE LA GOURMANDISE

      A COMPTE D ' AUTEUR, EPINAL 1955 - Un volume in-8 de 81 pages en cahiers , dans son emboitage écru et titrage rouge au dos , couverture rempliée , ouvrage orné de 31 pointes sèches sous serpentes par André JACQUEMIN , tirage à 185 ex. numérotés , 1 des 5 ex. sur Japon ( n° V ) comprenant une suite des pointes sèches sur Japon et un dessin original signé et daté de décembre 1955 , très bon exemplaire .

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE BERTRANDY]
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        Freie Welt. Herausgegeben vom Zentralvorstand der Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft. - 59 Bände: 56 Halbjahresbände und 3 Jahresbände der illustrierten DDR-Zeitschrift. - Einzelbände: Das 1. und 2. Halbjahr der Jahrgänge 1956-1963, 1966-1983 und 1985 (in 54 Halbjahresbänden). Sowie die Halbjahresbände 1964/2, 1965/1 und die Jahresbände 1984, 1986 und 1987. (Enthalten im 1. Band des Jahres 1956 sind auch die Hefte 19- 24, Oktober bis Dezember, von 1955).

      Berlin, Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt; Berlin, Berliner Verlag 1955-1987.. Je Heft circa 22-55 Seiten, mit zahlreichen (ab 1978 auch farbigen) photographischen Abbildungen, 2° (37 x 28 cm), Hardcover (cloth), Leineneinbände der Zeit. Bände mit wechselnden Einbänden und leichten Variationen in der Größe und Aufmachung.. "Die Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft (DSF) war eine Massenorganisation in der DDR, die den Bürgern Kenntnisse über die Kultur und Gesellschaft der Sowjetunion vermitteln sollte." (Quelle Wikipedia). Die von ihr veröffentlichte "Freie Welt" erschien 14-tägig, ab August 1963 wöchentlich, ab 1978 wieder 14-tägig. Sie berichtete insbesondere über Themen, die das Verhältnis der DDR zur Sowjetunion sowie zu anderen Ländern des Warschauer Paktes betrafen, aber auch (teils im Boulevardstil) über allgemeine kulturelle, gesellschaftliche und politische zeitgeschichtliche Themen (wie wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Leistungen der DDR, Berufsleben, Mode, Sportveranstaltungen, inclusive Rätselseite, Fortsetzungsroman und Fernsehprogramm etc, bis hin zu Auslandberichten und internationalen politischen Themen, wie z. B. Vietnamkrieg, Rassendiskriminierung in den USA, kalter Krieg und internationale Aufrüstung, Weltkongress der Frauen etc). - Aus dem Inhalt (u. a.): " Zwischen Karneval und Pogrom (Wahlen USA); Diese Stadt wird goldrichtig (Hoyerswerda); Hört die Stimme der Vernunft! (Atomübung USA); Von Rathenau zu Hartlieb - oder: Das Elend der Unbelehrbaren; Im Pancrac wird gefilmt; Traumreise im Gigant-Express; Mode, Moskau - Mannequins; Arabisches Schlaraffenland?; Silber für Gabi!; Eine Rose für Warschau; Drei Briefe, eine Anklage (zum Vietnamkrieg); Die 'Froschmänner' von Sotschi; Eine Amerikanerin in Saigon; Zwischen mini und Maxi; Brecht in Sömmerda; Interkosmos 1. Taufe eines Sputnik; Delegierte zum 24. Parteitag; Das Gold von Sarafschan; Meine Photos von Gagarin; Atem der Erde: Erdgas; Strahl aus der Antiwelt; Mädchen in Thierbach; Die Staffelei muß warten (Frauen in der DDR); Interviews am Kältepol (Serie); Musentempel am Gartenring; Geschichten ausdem Moskauer Wald; Mit Käranlagen alles geklärt?; Mole, Mode, Modenschau; Wetterformel gesucht!; Brauchen wir die Kernenergie?"- Die Einbände der frühen Jahrgänge sind leicht berieben und fleckig (die späteren Jahrgänge eher geringfügig). Wenige Bände am Rücken leicht bestoßen. Hefte eines Bandes in falscher Reihenfolge eingebundenen. Ganz wenige Blätter mit geringfügigem Randeinriss. Papier leicht gebräunt. Sonst guter, sehr sauberer Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        BRAIN WAVE

      Melbourne, London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd, [1955]. Melbourne, London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd,. [1955]. boards.. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with shelf wear at spine. ends and corner tips with shallow loss at upper spine end and upper. corner tips, small abrasion to spine panel just below "WAVE," and. dust soiling to rear panel. Overall, an attractive copy of a book. that is quite scarce in superior condition. (#146080). First British (and first hardcover) edition. "BRAIN WAVE, perhaps his most famous single novel, remains very nearly his finest. Its premise is simple: for millions of years the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field whose effect has been to inhibit "certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes", and thus certain neuronic functions; it is a concept Vernor Vinge would exploit and expand in his A FIRE UPON THE DEEP (1992). When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse-speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence; after the book has traced various absorbing consequences of this transformation, a transfigured humanity reaches for the stars, leaving behind (it is a conclusion evocative of Clifford D. Simak at his best) former mental defectives and bright animals to inherit the planet." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-22. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 242-6.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE MAGICIAN&#39;S NEPHEW

      Bodley Head , 1955. Bodley Head , 1955. First edition. Original green cloth lettered on the spine in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy, with a neat ownership name to the front endpaper in a very good dustwrapper, which shows wear to the corners and spine ends and a short tear to the head of the spine. Illustrated throughout in line by Baynes. The events of this book precede those of the first book in the series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. However, C. S. Lewis stated that the books could be read in any order the reader desired.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Law at Randado [*SIGNED*]

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1955 (c.1954), Boston - [solid copy, moderately worn at corners and along bottom edge, somewhat heavier wear at spine extremities, bumping and cracking at both ends of spine (not extending more than 3/8-inch into the spine at any point, and not affecting the general solidity of the actual binding); the spine is a little bit turned, and the covers a little bit bowed, and the bottom edges of a few pages in the middle of the book are slightly ragged due to some irregular trimming; the original jacket (although not original to this copy of the book) is moderately edgeworn, with a dime-sized scraped area on the spine, and has been trimmed somewhat unevenly along the top and bottom edges, making it about 1/4" shorter than the book itself]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A very decent copy of the rarest of the hardcover issues of this author's first three western novels -- this being his second, and also the true FIRST EDITION of this title. [The Dell paperback (#863) is usually listed by booksellers with a 1954 publication date (and occasionally described as a pb original), but in fact both of the standard paperback reference guides indicate that it was issued in early 1956, and thus was predated by this edition, which bears a 1955 title page date. The confusion probably arises because the two share a 1954 copyright date.] Bibliographic parsing aside, in terms of scarcity this title easily surpasses the original hardcovers of both "The Bounty Hunters" and " Escape from Five Shadows." Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Subjektive Fotografie. Band 1 und 2

      Brüder Auer Verlag, 1955.. gebundene Ausgabe. Ohne Schutzumschlag, Textseiten und Deckel von Band 1 (eine Seite mit Gebrauchsspuren am Rand) altersgemäß leicht angedunkelt, einzelne Seiten von Band 1 mit Altersspuren, in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache, Band 1 von 1952 und Band 2 von 1955 Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

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        One Hundred and Eleven Poems

      U K Golden Cockerel Press 1955 - Beautiful Limited Edition of Herrick's Poems.An out of sequence copy of this edition of 550 copies.FINE in full black Morocco with raised bands and gold lettering to spine by Blair Jeary.In a black cloth Slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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