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        Retschnik na swremennija Bulgarski knischowen esik. Tom I-III (a-ja)

      Sofia 1955 - 682, 940, 692 S. Cloth, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, 1955-1959 *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftl. Antiquariat Th. Haker e.K]
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        Inscribed Photograph

      1955. unbound. Rare inscribed photograph (on the mount) in ball point pen, no date, circa 1955. This 10 x 8 photo -- a second-generation print of a 1906 image of a youthful Radtke riding De Mund at Gravesend Racetrack in Brooklyn, NY -- has been matted to 14 x 11 inches. Inscribed: "To my old pal "Slim" - from Herman Radtke." Further information listed on the mat indicates that this image was taken by acclaimed photographer J.C. Hemment and that it came from renowned collector J.M. Holmes -- an exceptional piece of racing history. Very good condition. One of the greatest and most successful race horse jockeys of the early to mid 1900s, whose career was continuously marred by controversy. When Paul J. Rainey, the American businessman, philanthropist, and playboy, purchased the race horse De Mund for $45,000 in 1906, he immediately spent an additional $25,000 so he could have a contract on jockey Herman Radtke. At the time, Radtke was an apprentice under contract to racing icon Jack B. Keen. A short time thereafter, he stunned the horse racing world by winning 16 races in a four-day period.

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        From One China to the Other

      New York: Universe Books,, 1955. Text by Han Suyin. Large quarto. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Photographically illustrated by Cartier Bresson. Minor toning to spine tips, dust jacket with a couple of very small closed tears, reinforced with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression. Cartier-Bresson lived in China from December 1948 to September 1949 and watched close at hand the withdrawal of the Nationalist government and the inrush of the communist armies.

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        Allgemeines Lexicon der bildenden Kunstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

      Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Very Good. 1955. B0042PC3ZO Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half-leather, 28 cm, 37 volumes, complete. 1955 printing. Very good set. . B0042PC3ZO .

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        Moonraker

      Jonathan Cape; London 1955 - First edition, First Published 1955 stated on the copyright page. Book very good, some foxing mainly along page edges, some darkening on end papers. Dust jacket has some foxing and darkening, some minor wear. Flap price 10s. 6d. net. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VINTAGE FILM SCRIPT) (BARRY, PHILIP, Adapted from) HIGH SOCIETY (1955)

      MGM 1955 - Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Temporary Complete script for the 1956 film, a musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). Blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and VAULT COPY on the front wrapper, copy No. 94 and production No. 5637, dated 11-14-55, with credits for screenwriter Patrick, Receipt attached. 103 leaves, mimeograph. Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong starred in this classic musical, adapted from Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, and with the notable addition of an entire music score, with new songs, all by Cole Porter. Nominated for two Academy Awards. C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for "Spy" magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that "safe" can mean "deadly dull" when it comes to husbands and life. In ABOUT FINE wrappers, brad-bound. Script ABOUT FINE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device blind stamped on rear board, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, minor foxing to the edges and endpapers. An excellent copy in the toned and lightly foxed jacket. First edition in the English language, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden in the same year, translated from manuscript as Den Stillmane Amerikanen (Stockholm: Norsedt, 1955).

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        Bündner Bergdorf im Winter, Village montagnard des Grisons en hiver, Villagio grigionese in iverno, Winter in the Grisons. Coll.: 'La Suisse terre de beaute - Beautiful Switzerland.

      Zürich, Wolfsberg, vers 1955,. 65x90 cm Affiche signe dans l'image 'A.C.', edite par l'office central suisse du tourisme. Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Kunst zwischen Stuhl und Bank, das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk 1935-1995, S. 103- N° 88.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        JOURNEY TO LOVE

      New York: Random House, [1955].. Large octavo. Fine in somewhat worn dust jacket with closed edge tear and a few small adhesion spots on rear panel. First edition (3000 copies printed). Inscribed by Williams in his shaky post- stroke hand on the front free endsheet to his daughter-in-law: "To sweet Daphne from her 'father' William Carlos Williams." Daphne Spence Williams was the first wife of William Eric, the poet's eldest son. She shared the dedication to the second poem in THE DESERT MUSIC. WALLACE A41.

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        The Return of the King. Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings

      Allen & Unwin, London, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. First edition, first impression. Large fold-out map of Middle Earth at rear. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 416 pp. Text body is free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm, but spine is slightly cocked. Endpapers browned and foxed, text block clean. Dust jacket is marked and chipped, with minor loss and faded spine. Internal front flap is present but detached from rest of jacket. Edge marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy. Inventory No: 9966. .

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        NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. Manuscript and printed versions

      Washington DC: NRL, 1955. <p>Spectacular Images of the Earth from the Threshold of Outer Space <p></p>Baumann, R. C. and L. Winkler. (1) Photography from the Viking 11 rocket. An illustrated account of photography from the Viking 11 rocket during its record-breaking flight to 158.4 miles. Carbon typescript plus original photographs and other illustrations. [1], 8ff. (typescript). 11 original photographic prints plus 2 line diagrams on photo paper and 1 blueprint diagram. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, [1955]. 267 x 205 mm. Boxed. Tears in first leaf mended with clear tape, staple holes in the upper left corners of all leaves and illustrations. (2) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 original photographic prints bound in as plates, each with printed plastic overlay and printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Duplicates of 5 of the photographs and typewritten sheet of captions laid in. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 266 x 203 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, light fading, minor staining on back cover. (3) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 halftone plates, each with printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 263 x 202 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, minor dampstain on front cover, ownership signature. Together 3 items. Very good to fine. <p></p>Extremely Rare Group of Materials Documenting the Record-Breaking Flight of the Viking 11 Rocket and the Spectacular High-Altitude Pictures of Earth Taken During the Flight. These materials include a carbon typescript of Baumann and Winkler&#146;s text (not including the &#147;Future Program&#148; and &#147;Acknowledgement&#148; sections at the end, which likely had not yet been written), the original photographic prints and diagrams used for their report, an early published version of the report illustrated with photographic prints, and a later version illustrated with halftones. Baumann and Winkler&#146;s report is extremely rare, with only one copy recorded in OCLC (Stanford University). <p></p>On May 24, 1954, the Naval Research Laboratory launched the Viking 11 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. The rocket rose to 158.4 miles above the Earth&#151;an altitude record for a Western single-stage rocket up to that time&#151;and the camera mounted to the rocket recorded spectacular images of the Earth from the threshold of outer space. <p></p>"Viking 11 broke the photographic altitude record on May 7, 1954, when it carried a fifteen-pound K-24 aircraft camera to 158 miles. Two basic kinds of pictures were taken by that rocket as it climbed straight up and then started to tumble back down. Most showed the terrain below in splendid detail. One, taken at the top of the trajectory, clearly showed El Paso, Las Cruces, the Rio Grande, and three railroad lines, all spread out beneath cotton-puff clouds whose shadows dappled the desert floor. <p></p>"Others, taken obliquely, captured terrain and clouds extending all the way to a gently curved horizon more than a thousand miles away. Two of the pictures, fitted together as a composite, made a portrait of sixty degrees of horizon southeast of White Sands. It showed a 1,036-mile-long crescent at the end of 600,000 square miles of parched land and, beyond, a mottled blanket of languid white vapor covering the Gulf of Mexico. Above the horizon, out beyond Earth&#146;s marvelously crisp edge, there was the stark blackness of deep space" (Burrows, This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age, p. 135). <p></p>The rocket on which the camera was mounted was the eleventh in the series of twelve Viking rockets built and flown by the U. S. Navy between 1949 and 1955. The Viking rockets were the first large liquid-fueled rockets developed in the United States; they were intended to improve upon and replace the captured German V-2 rockets brought back to the U.S. after World War II. As far as we know, the Viking 11 was the first rocket to carry a camera since the V-2 rocket launched by the Navy from White Sands on March 7, 1947; that rocket reached an altitude of only 101 miles, and the pictures taken during that flight were not nearly as clear as those taken from the Viking 11. The Viking 12, which flew on February 4, 1955, also had a mounted camera; it reached an altitude of 143 miles.</p>

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        Le Cahier vert.

      S. l., Editions Manuel Bruker 1955 - 38 Pointes sèches de Jean Frélaut. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition limitée à 215 exemplaires sur vélin blanc d'Arches. Celui-ci porte le n°174. Sans lieu, Éditions Manuel Bruker 1955 - 168 pages. Pages volantes sous couverture imprimée. Chemise et étui cartonnés. Très bon état. Format in-4°(30x24). Edition illustrée

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        William and the Moon Rocket

      London - George Newnes Limited, 1955. London - George Newnes Limited, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. One of Richmal Crompton&#39;s later &#39;William&#39; books, in original unclipped colour illustrated dustwrapper in a protective brodart wrapper. With Thomas Henry&#39;s illustrations throughout. Second impression. Richmal Crompton Lamburn (15 November 1890- 11 January 1969) was an Englishwriter, most famous for her Just William humorous short stories and books. Crompton&#39;s best known books are the &#39;William&#39; stories, about a mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy and his band of friends, known as the Outlaws. In 1922, the first collection, entitled Just William, was published. She wrote 38 other William books throughout her life. The last, William the Lawless, was published posthumously in 1970. The &#39;William&#39; books sold over twelve million copies in the United Kingdom alone. The William books have been translated into nine languages and have been sold all over the world. Thomas Henry (born Thomas Henry Fisher) (1879 - 1962) was an Englishillustrator, best remembered for his illustrations of Richmal Crompton&#39;s &#39;William&#39;books. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in a lovely condition with only very slight bumping, dustwrapper unclippedwith edgewear, some closed tears and the occasional mark. Internally, firmly bound. With slight marginal age toning but clean with only the very occasional handling mark to pages. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith a GOOD dustwrapper.

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        The Mosul Problem A Study in Anglo - Iraq - Turkish Diplomacy and Public Opinion

      Privately Printed 1955 - Black/ gilt leather spine with four raised bands, black patterned cloth. 339 pgs. Index. In Arabic with English and Arabic footnotes. Table of Contents in English. Recommendation Letter from Professor F. Lee Benns to the Iraqi Minister of Education. Inscribed to Prof. Benns and Signed by Hussain Sept. 28, 1955 ink on title page. Very Rare OCLC finds 1 copy held in France. Printed by Sa'Ad Press Baghdad. Clean. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Entretiens avec le professeur Y.

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris _1955, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 36 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Four Cows

      1955. 1955. Silkscreen. 11.5 x 20 inches on sheet size 19 x 25 inches. Blue ink stains. Signed "Thiebaud" and dated "55" lower right. No references to this print. The artist was doing silkscreens in 1955. Authenticated by Paul Thiebaud Gallery. Marginal defects.

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        Hickory Dickory Dock ( SIGNED by DAVID SUCHET )

      Collins Crime Club 1955 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins Crime Club in 1955. The BOOK is in near FINE condition being tight and clean from inscriptions. Appears unread.There is the usual tanning and dustiness to the textblock with mild offsetting to the end papers. The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD + condition - It is complete but browned to the flaps and rear cover.The spine is faded as per usual.The wrapper looks attractive in Brodart protective cover .Book has been SIGNED by DAVID SUCHET directly to the Title Page.A scarce Christie Title with such attributes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs By Harry S. Truman 2 Volume Set

      doubleday&company,inc,, Garden City , NY 1955 - Two volume set. One signed by President Truman. ; years of Decisions &Year of Trial and Hope 1946-1952; 8.70 X 5.90 X 3.60 inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Painting for the Cover of 'Baby Animals' (preliminary study)

      n.p., Ca. 1955 n.p.: n.p., Ca. 1955. Fine. Preliminary painting for 'Baby Animals' ca. 1955. On paper. Measures approx. 8 by 16 inches, in a mat 12 by 20 inches. Signed by Garth Williams. Overall fine condition and with marginal notes by Williams indicating color values. The illustration shows an elephant carrying bears, a mouse, a raccoon, a fox, and followed by a kangaroo, and a giraffe with two long-tailed passengers 'Baby Animals' was printed by Simon and Schuster (with a different design) in 1956, and is still in print.

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

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Barcelona. 1955. Gremio de editores, de libreros y de maestros impresores. 1013Pag. 25X18. En conmemoracion del cuarto centenario de la Constitucion de la Muy Noble Confradia dels Llibreters de Barcelona. profusamente documentado. Magnifica Obra Historica. Ref. 7.5 Biblioteca A.

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        The Fluteplayer + Hand Typed and Signed Letter

      Printed circa . 1955 - 8½'' x 5½'' 1 sheet folded poem printed in red and black; 'With all the good wishes of this Holiday Season Conrad & Mary Aiken' on front, with Aiken's 21-lined poem, 'The Fluteplayer' on the inside. On the rear cover is a 26 line hand typed letter to Bobby and Margaret Mackechnie, giving them a glimpse of his and his wife Mary's life, including the risk of being evicted from his Cape Cod farm house. It is typed with uncorrected typos. Conrad Aiken's residence 312 South Capitol Street, Washington 3 D C. Starts: 'Boxing Day - Dear Bobby and Margaret, Good to have your letter, and all the geographical newses, sounds like fine international fun - and delighted to hear Bobby is at work again. And yes, I think it would be a good thing to try the parties again, but alas, the mss [manuscript] is locked away goodness knows where in our Cape Cod attic, and will therefor [sic] be inaccessible till May or so, even if then we can find it! I'm orful [sic] sorry. And hope you can get someone to copy it at lowered rates. In Hastings? What's this about Lamb House, and how would we apply? No news here as to date of eviction or compensation, so we plan to stay on as long as poss.' etc. etc. and ends 'this is a little hand printed job done for us when we judged a potry [sic] reading contest last spring, Conrad'. For quick signature and typing machine verification you can look up the first photograph of a letter from the illustrations pages in his 1978 'Selected Letters of Conrad Aiken' by Joseph Killorin in a postcard to Edmund Wilson. Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie's lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard's sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and 'ran' The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author. AMERICAN LITERATURE

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        The Judgment of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

      New York: Cameron & Kahn, 1955 New York: Cameron & Kahn, 1955. First Edition. Spine cloth mended; very good in dust jacket, and in a publisherâ??s slipcase (cracked) with the Rockwell Kent illustrated jacket front panel on on side. We have never seen the slipcase before and presume that it was provided for authorâ??s or publisherâ??s presentation copies. A fine association copy; presented by the author to Dalton Trumbo, â??To Cleo and Dalton and their children ---â??Peace, Bread and Rosesâ?? with enduring affection and great admiration. John Wexley, August, 1955.â? Wexley was a radical screenwriter, and like Trumbo, was blacklisted.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA (CORCHO, CORK)

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Sant Feliu de Guixols. 1955. Cubiertas de Cuero por Carlos Roca. 2 Tomos + Caja Corcho. XVI+163Pag+3h y IX+172Pag+3h. 26x21. Magna edicion limitada de 250 ejemplares numerados(N°127), impresa en tipos goticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho, ilustrada con 34 reproducciones, dibujadas u grabadas por los mejores artistas del siglo XVIII, de la suntuosa edicion realizada por la Real Academia Espanola en el ano 1780. Profusion de orlas e iniciales policromadas en oro y a todo color. Totalmente completo, si tiene alguna hoja con grieta(el corcho es muy delicado).

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        Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56. First editions. Octavo, two volumes. Original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in both volumes, "Kindest Regards to James Loukas from Harry S. Truman 6-21-64." Both volumes are fine in very good dust jackets. Name stamp on the front endpaper of the recipient. Truman&#39;s Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president&#39;s tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age" (Doubleday).

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        Description et genèse des dépôts meubles de surface et du relief de l'Oesling. Publications du service geologique de Luxembourg. Volume XI.

      Luxembourg, Service Géologique de Luxembourg, 1955. Ingenaaid. 100 p. + deels uitklapbaar illustratiekatern. [Gedrukt in een oplage van 250 exemplaren]. Omslag enkel aan de randen ietwat vergeeld, maar een opvallend gaaf exemplaar.* Hermans' dissertatie wordt zelden aangeboden. JS 460.

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        A Fox Under My Cloak

      Macdonald & Co., London 1955 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, page edges very gently toned, front and rear end papers very gently toned, spine very gently creased, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed and chipped, small tear top edge front panel, small tear bottom edge front panel, some small marks to the rear panel, retains original publishers price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frog Went A-Courtin' *Signed

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A. 1955 - A beautiful, very early printing copy (probably second printing, almost certainly prior to the release of Over In the Meadow, released in 1957) of this 1956 Caldecott Medal winner, in what is probably a first-printing jacket. This copy is SIGNED by the illustrator, Feodor Rojankovsky, on the title page. There is no mention of this book winning the Caldecott on the copyright page or on the jacket flap, as in slightly later reprints. The jacket is probably from the first print run, as it matches a first in all respects, though it does have the award sticker on the front panel. It is also price-clipped, but by the time the price was raised, mention of the book winning the Caldecott would have been on the bottom of the front flap. The book has blue, paper-covered boards with a drawing of a frog imprinted in black on lower right corner of cover, title in black on spine (like a first printing). Illustrated endpapers, colorful lithographs. There is an attractive, vintage bookplate on inside cover; no other writing or marks. The pages are perfectly clean and bright. The jacket is clean and attractive, at least Very Good Plus, with a little chipping. Please see photos. Uncommon signed by illustrator. Lovely in itself, or combine jacket with a first printing book! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barbara Mader]
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        Porto di Crotone.

      1955 - Acquarello su cartoncino , di cm. 29 x 38. Montato su cornice moderna, in legno. Firma in basso a destra.

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        Live and Let Die

      New York: Macmillan, 1955. New York: Macmillan, 1955. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. Small8vo, textured black boards, d.w. New York: Macmillan, 1955. First American Edition. A Cock Robin Thriller. The second James Bond book.

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        The Fluteplayer + Hand Typed and Signed Letter

      Printed circa 1955. . Printed circa 1955. 8½&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39; 1 sheet folded poem printed in red and black; &#39;With all the good wishes of this Holiday Season Conrad & Mary Aiken&#39; on front, with Aiken&#39;s 21-lined poem, &#39;The Fluteplayer&#39; on the inside. On the rear cover is a 26 line hand typed letter to Bobby and Margaret Mackechnie, giving them a glimpse of his and his wife Mary&#39;s life, including the risk of being evicted from his Cape Cod farm house. It is typed with uncorrected typos. Conrad Aiken&#39;s residence 312 South Capitol Street, Washington 3 D C. Starts: &#39;Boxing Day - Dear Bobby and Margaret, Good to have your letter, and all the geographical newses, sounds like fine international fun - and delighted to hear Bobby is at work again. And yes, I think it would be a good thing to try the parties again, but alas, the mss [manuscript] is locked away goodness knows where in our Cape Cod attic, and will therefor [sic] be inaccessible till May or so, even if then we can find it! I&#39;m orful [sic] sorry. And hope you can get someone to copy it at lowered rates. In Hastings? What&#39;s this about Lamb House, and how would we apply? No news here as to date of eviction or compensation, so we plan to stay on as long as poss.&#39; etc. etc. and ends &#39;this is a little hand printed job done for us when we judged a potry [sic] reading contest last spring, Conrad&#39;. For quick signature and typing machine verification you can look up the first photograph of a letter from the illustrations pages in his 1978 &#39;Selected Letters of Conrad Aiken&#39; by Joseph Killorin in a postcard to Edmund Wilson. Robert Mackechnie [Bobby] and Margaret Mackechnie [nee Barnard] English painter friends of Conrad Aiken. Until the second world war Aiken lived mostly at Winchelsea, opposite the muddy creek from where the Mackechnie&#39;s lived on the Rye side. By the way, Margaret Barnard&#39;s sister Alison Mary Barnard was a formidable Lady and networker. She lived at No. 4, Wimpole Mews, London and &#39;ran&#39; The Centre of Spiritual and Psychological Studies. Here many Peace seeking authors, artists of very different plumage came together including Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Kathleen Raine, G. K. Chesterton [early on], Laurens van der Post and many more. No doubt Conrad Aiken too, who was a lifelong friend of T. S. Eliot, no outward publicity, quite the opposite of the extrovert Bloomsbury Bohemian hack hub. We currently hold in stock 15 other books by this author.

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

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

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        MOONRAKER

      London: Jonathan Cape 1955 - First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine clean, bright and tight copy, the without foxing or stamps. Small previous owner&#146;s name to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is a little faded to the spine and spotted / darkened to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap) and entirely without loss, repair or restoration. Gilbert second state of text, with "shoot" spelled correctly on page ten. 9,600 copies printed. [Gilbert A3a (1.2)] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - Zwei weibliche Akte, stehend.

      . Holzschnitt, um 1955. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 58 x 36 cm (Darstellung) / 67 x 45 cm (Blatt). Außerhalb des Druckstocks in Kugelschreiber signiert unten rechts sowie bezeichnet "Handdruck" unten links. - Eigenhändiger Abzug bzw. Abrieb des Künstlers. - Papier am Blattrand etwas stärker gegilbt. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London 1955 - First impression. 8vo. Pp 516. Folding map. Original cloth. Small selotape stains to top and bottom of both boards. Spine leaning. Vertical selotape stains to endpapers front and back. Foxing to front free endpaper. The unclipped d/w is faded to spine and is rather soiled.Wear and tears to head and foot of spine. Removal of selotape has partially abraded a strip of the text on the front foldover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        THE GINGER MAN

      Paris: Olympia Press/Traveller's Companion Series No.7, [1955].. Paris: Olympia Press/Traveller&#39;s Companion Series No.7, [1955].. Printed wrappers. Minor rubbing at tips, small nick at tip of lower joint, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best 20th Century Novels in English. KEARNEY 82.

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        LOLITA

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

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        Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 1st Edition Olympia 900 Francs 1955

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbuchhandlung Giesecke]
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        Officers and Gentlemen

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth folding case. Spine rolled, cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits repaired with tape to the verso. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear Fr. Vincent, I hope that bits of this may amuse you. I am sorry to send an American copy. It cost twice as much as the English, so perhaps it is twice as good. I don&#39;t like the wrapper at all. Yours sincerely, Evelyn Waugh".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Moonraker

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

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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