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        The Mint

      ONT>By T. E. Lawrence, 1955. ONT>By T. E. Lawrence, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this memoir by T. E. Lawrence, published posthumously. It is notable for its sharp observation, for the insight it gives into Lawrence himself, and for the censorship issues around its publication. When The Mint was finally published in 1955 there were two editions, the expurgated edition and a limited edition containing the full uncensored text. The delay in publication and sensitivity surrounding the full text mainly concerned its barrack-room language (i. e. , lots of four-letter words) and frank references to bodily functions, which some people might still find offensive. The book is a closely observed autobiographical account of his experiences in the RAF. The book covers his initial training at RAF Uxbridge in 1922 and a part of his service at RAF Cranwell, 192526. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, though with a few marks and some light bumping. Dustwrapper is generally smart, though with some handling marks and slight edgwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Buffalo: Shroud Publishers, 1955. Buffalo: Shroud Publishers, 1955 Buffalo, NY: Shroud Publishers, 1955. First Edition and First Printing both stated; also, one of fifty specially-hardbound copies, with the label so stating signed by sci-fi publisher Ken Krueger; also within an overall limited edition of 1500 copies, this being copy number 283; also with the words "Limited Collector's Edition" printed on front jacket flap. Introduction by George T. Wetzel. In second state jacket (yellow with black ink), as [allegedly] all of the fifty Krueger specially-bound copies were. These fifty were also described as being the only hardbound copies. For more detailed information, see the very informative listing by bookseller John W. Knott, Jr., and of course Lloyd Currey's short shelf of scholarly bibliographic titles on science fiction. Octavo, 107 pp. Fine book - gleaming, and in fact, essentially quite flawless as a 1955 production - in a jacket which is aching to be called "Near Fine" but does have some rubbed in dust spots (scan) and a tiny1.5 mm chip at bottom left rear panel. Originally published in the 1943 Arkham House aggregation of Lovecraft work, "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep", the lengthy story "Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath" is redolent with the unmistakable and singular phraseology of a man who, as clearly as he wrote horror, felt horror. No one matches up with H.P. Lovecraft at the art of expressing where primal terror lies. He was, and is, peerless. Collectible piece within the genre. Please see scans. l52n

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        Al Anon Family Groups

      AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS HEADQU, NY 1955 - Book has general shelf, rubbed extremities, lightly age toned pages, some pencil & pen underlining in text, good binding. Dust jacket has general wear, worn extremities, head and foot of spine chipped, some creasing to edges, light soiling to rear cover, overall good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: 111 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Haggadah shel Pesach [Passover Hagada haggada kibbutz haggadah]

      Givat Brenner, Israel 1955 - An illustrated kibbutz haggadah. Water stain on inner blank wrappers only. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Die Freiherrn von Waldenfels Stammfolgen mit urkundlichen Belegen I.-III. Teil, Besitzgeschichte IV. Teil - vom Autor signiert Autograph

      o.A, ca. 1955. , 1868, Kanten etwas berieben und teilweise bestossen, Fußschnitt etwas angestaubt, Band I kleiner Fleck auf dem Einband, eine hintere Einbandecke geknickt, Besitzervermerk auf Titelblatt, Band II Knickspur im Einband, Band III winziger Fleck auf der Rückseite des Einbandes, Band IV eine Einbandecke bestossen, textsaubere Exemplare, Bindungen gut und fest , Zustand: befriedigend. Band I vom Autor an Hans Seiffert signiert; inkl. Tafel I Stammfolgen Generation I-VIII Band II vom Verfasser zugeeignet, dem Band liegt ein handschriftlicher Brief des Autoren bei; inkl. Anschluß-Tafel I Stammfolgen Generation VIII-XII Band III: Tafel Stammfolgen XII- XXIII beigelegt Band IV: vom Verfasser zugeeignet; inkl. Landkarte

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955. Coward-McCann, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First American edition (stated). Hardcover. 243 pp. Near fine, in a very good unclipped jacket. Pages 145-174 very slightly bumped at the top corner. Just a trace of rubbing to the bottom board edges. Jacket has light wear at the top edge; the bottom edge is trimmed, just a millimeter or two. $3.50 price on front flap.

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        Komposition auf gelbem Grund. Farbige Lithographie. Um 1955. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links bez.: H.C. (für hors commerce).

      . 28,3 : 38,5 auf Velin 37,5 : 52 cm.. Mit dem Trockenstempel der Erker Presse St.Gallen unten links. - Im Rand schwach stockfleckig, sonst gut und unbeschnitten erhalten.

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        Saucers / Three Issues: June, September and December of 1955; UFO

      Flying Saucers International, Los Angeles 1955 - Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1955. First Editions. The June, September and December editions of 1955 (volume 3, nos. 2,3, and 4. Stapled wraps, small octavo, 16 pp each. Uneven sunning to covers, and previous owners stamp to covers (two of these on the June issues, but otherwise remarkably sharp and well-preserved. Very Good, because of the sunning, else, really, near fine. See scans. Three small, short pieces of history from the early years of the investigation of the still-growing UFO mystery. Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International and editor of this, the organization's newsletter, was one of the very first to spend long serious hours on the subject. All issues included discussions on the subject by professionals, as well as summary reports on many current UFO sightings. Miller himself wrote some of the contents, with contributions from John Otto (another early luminary, a paranormal and UFO investigator and radio talk show host), Daniel W. Fry, Rose Hackett, James F. Roddy, Dr. Alfred Nahon, Orfeo Angelucci (author of "Son of the Sun", and an early claimed contactee), Arthur Constance, George Hunt Williamson, Abraham J. Ausman, Orville H. Mitchell and Ray Stanford. Small, short but trenchant and very rare collectible pieces from the first years of the field. L-100 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin 1955 - First impression with 1955 to title page. Jacket unclipped with 21s net price intact. Jacket clean with light shelf wear to edges particularly at spine tips. Spine is a bit sun bleached, but not too badly. Red cloth boards clean and undamaged, spine does have somewhat of a lean to it. A couple spots of staining on foreedges of pages. Light red topstain slightly faded. Pages are very clean and have not been marked or damaged. Sloping text and small "4" on page 49. Map attached and in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION 1955: Two Typewritten Letters Signed by Charles Evans, the Leader of the 1955 British Kanchenjunga Expedition, on Official "Kanchenjunga Expedition 1955" Letterhead, and Addressed to the Manager of the Swiss Watchmaking Company Baume & Mercier, with a Carbon Copy of the Answer].

      1955 - 1955. Three letters, 28, 29 & 31 December 1955. Two Quartos (ca. 25,5x20 cm) and one letter with the blank lower margin cut off, ca. 17,5x20 cm. Each 1 p. Two letters on printed blue letterheads of the Kanchenjunga Expedition, signed by Charles Evans; the letter by Baume unsigned. Mild fold marks, otherwise a very good collection. An interesting collection of three letters about the supply of the 1995 British Kanchenjunga expedition with chronometers. Charles Evans, the expedition leader, writes to L.C. Baume, the head of the London branch of Baume & Mercier watchmaking company, saying that he had received Baume's offer to supply the expedition with watches. Evans declines the offer with regret since he had already agreed to take wrist watches from Rolex and "to regard them as our exclusive suppliers." Nevertheless he would like to have "alarm of travelling clocks, which that company does not supply" and which "do not come under this agreement." In his reply written the next day L.C. Baume says that "apart from electrical timing systems and industrial clocks, I can only supply ordinary wrist and pocket watches, sundry stop watches and navigational instruments. I do not manufacture either alarm or travelling clocks but if you have any difficulty in obtaining some of these, I could no doubt get some for you." He also wishes Happy New Year and a success expedition to Evans and all other members. "Charles Evans was John Hunt's deputy leader on the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition which made the first ascent of Everest in 1953. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. Everest was summited by their teammates Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay three days later, on 29 May 1953. Evans was the leader of the expedition which first climbed Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, in 1955. He served as the Principal of the University College of North Wales (now called Bangor University), from 1958 to 1984. He was President of the Alpine Club from 1967 to 1970" (Wikipedia).

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        Bird Navigation

      Cambridge - At the University Press, 1955. Cambridge - At the University Press, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A study of the science of bird navigation. First edition. Illustrated with many graphs and diagrams. Condition: In a paper covered binding with original dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall:NEAR FINEwith aNEAR FINEdustwrapper.

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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and. corner tips, several short closed tears at top edge, one at upper. front corner tip with associated wrinkle, green ink on spine panel. faded, and clipped price. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (#148619). First edition. A science fiction novel about man's first colony on the moon. Expansion of "Earthlight," THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August 1951.

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        Naumann, Hermann. - "zu Franz Kafka - Ein Landarzt".

      . Radierung/Kaltnadel, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. Probedruck. 29,8 x 49,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 38 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Platte signiert und datiert. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden..

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        Naumann, Hermann. - Zu Franz Kafka. - "Ein Landarzt".

      . Radierung / Kaltnadel, in Schwarz, 1955. Von Hermann Naumann. Probedruck. 29,8 x 49,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 38 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). In der Platte links unten monogrammiert und datiert "H. N. / 55." Außerhalb der Platte in Bleistift signiert und datiert unten rechts. Links eigenhändige Auflagenbezeichnung und Titel. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden..

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        Loser Takes All

      London: Heinemann, 1955 London: Heinemann, 1955. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing and some faint cloth spotting, a fine copy in a dust jacket with foxing on the verso, showing through a little at the edges.

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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First Edition of the third Bond book. This copy has ?shoot? on page 10; no priority has been established, nor, for that matter, presumed. Previous owner?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.

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      - (New York): New Directions, (1955). First edition, first printing--one of 7,100 copies printed. 8vo. In its original covers, with some old Sellotape offsetting to endpapers; dust-jacket by Alvin Lustig with a very small chip to the top of the spine panel and a short closed tear in the top edge of the lower panel--otherwise a lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller]
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        OFFICINA, rivista bimestrale di poesia 1955 - 1959 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Bologna, Calderini arti grafiche, 1955

      Calderini - Bologna, 1955 - 1958; poi Bompiani - Milano, 1959. Formato 15,0 x 23,5. Copertine cartonate rigide. Direttore resp. Otello Masetti, capo commesso alla Cappelli di Bologna ed amico di Roversi. I redattori erano indicati in Leonetti, Pasolini e Roversi, anime della straordinaria piccola rivista di poesia ma anche di movimenti di revisione e di nuove proposte che segnarono un'epoca culturale. Nel progetto vennero coinvolti grandi scrittori e poeti del tempo e ne diamo conto nel dettaglio. La cessazione e quindi la rottura con gli editori avvenne per il famoso epigramma di Pasolini "A un Papa" che provocò anche un esaurimento delle copie (probabvile "sequestro" da parte del Vaticano) e quindi l'estrema odierna rarità della collezione "completa". Indichiamo gli autori degli scritti e poesie di ogni fascicolo. PRIMA SERIE NUM. 1 (maggio '55) pp.40. Pasolini, Roversi, Leonetti, Romanò, Scalia. NUM. 2 (luglio '55) pp. 41 - 86 .Leonetti, Pasolini, Romanò, C.E. Gadda. (QUESTO NUMERO NON E' QUI PRESENTE) NUM. 3 (sett. '55) pp. 87 - 126 Romanò, A. Bertolucci, Fortini, C.E.Gadda. NUM. 4 (dic. '55) pp. 127 - 168. Scalia, Mario Luzi, G., Caproni, A. Bassani, Romanò. C.E. Gadda. NUM. 5 (febb. '56) pp.169 - 210. Pasolini, C. Sbarbaro, Volponi, Vivaldi, C. Ferretti, C.E. Gadda. NUM. 6 (aprile '56) pp. 211 - 254. Leonetti, Roversi, Romanò, Pasolini. NUM. 7 (nov. '56) pp. 255 - 300. Romanò, C.M. Rebora, Leonetti, Pasolini, L.Sciascia. NUM. 8 (genn. '57) pp.301 - 340. Scalia, Sandro Penna, Romanò, P. Volponi, F. Fortini, Romanò, Italo Calvino. NUM. 9 - 10 (giugno '57) pp. 341 - 416. Pasolini (Antologia sperimentale con Arbasino, Sanguineti, Pagliarani, Rondi, Diacono, Ferretti e Straniero), A. Bertolucci, Luciano Erba, Roversi, Leonetti, Italo Calvino. NUM. 11 (nov. '57) pp. 417 - 476. Romanò, G. Ungaretti, Leonetti, Sanguineti, Italo Calvino. NUM. 12 (aprile '58) Leonetti,PASOLINI, ROVERSI, FORTINI,ITALO CALVINO. Sospensione di alcuni mesi e poi l'editore diventa BOMPIANI con la nuova serie. Le copertine non sono più grigie ma nere con la scrittura in bianco. NUOVA SERIE NUM. 1 (marzo - aprile '59. pp. 1 - 46. Fortini, Romanò, Scalia, Leonetti, Roversi, A. Bertolucci, Pasolini (negli epigrammi c'è la discussa "A un Papa"), Romanò, Volponi, Mario Luzi. NUM. 2 (magg - giugno '59) pp. 47 - 111 ULTIMO USCITO. Scalia, Roversi, Leonetti, Pasolini. A. Moravia, Fortini, Leonetti. La collezione è alloggiata in un'elegante scatola - contenitore color grigio creata apppositamente. La rara raccolta, cosi' com'è, viene offerta

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        Dix lithographies d'artistes suisses *

      Galerie Véandre, Payerne 15.1.1955. - En feuilles sous cartable demi toile à coins 47 x 61, attaches, fac-similés de signatures au premier plat. 10 lithographies originales signées de Amiet, Blanchet, Bosshard, Clément, Domenjoz, Gimmi, Holy, Morgenthaler, Schoellhorn & Traffelet, tirées par Roth & Sauter. Supérieurement imprimé par les maîtres-ymagiers du Verseau, en version grand luxe dans laquelle les estampes sont signées et tirées sur Chine appliqué, non pas sur Rives comme les 50 suivants. La litho de Bosshard, minéro-végétale, est somptueuse.Une anecdote légère, pour varier un peu les plaisirs, de la bouche de son ex-propriétaire, qui avait acquis ce portefeuille chez l'auteur:- C'est le seul numéro qui lui faisait un tant soit peu plaisir, au Père Ronchon !Ce treizième "romain" vous portera-t-il chance ?Exemplaire du tirage sur Rives également disponible, en version truffée du bon à tirer de l'image d'Amiet, ou pour ceux qui ramassent les miettes, en variante tout à fait ordinaire. N'exagérons rien, la chose ne court pas les rues ! Édition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires de tête justifiés (XIII) sur Chine, outre 50 Rives.

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        Waterfront (SIGNED Plus MOVIE TIE-INS)

      Random House, New York 1955 - 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Budd Schulberg on bookplate on title page (signature only). $3.95 price and date stamp of '9/55' intact on lower dj flap. Some page age toning. DJ has some light lamination seperation common to this title; mylar protected. Also SIGNED by ELIA KAZAN on a bookplate attached to front end page (Kazan directed the famous 1954 movie version based on Schulberg screenplay and won Academy Award for best director). Also includes attached to front end page a bookplate SIGNED by KARL MALDEN (played Father Barry). Also laid-in is a 8"x9" B&W photo SIGNED and inscribed by EVA MARIE SAINT (played Edie Doyle- photo is of Saint and Marlon Brando in Waterfront scene). Also attached to back of half-title page is a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by famed character actor NEHEMIAH PERSOFF (played driver in famous taxi scene between Brando & Rod Steiger). Also includes laid-in a bookplate SIGNED by actor JOHNNY SEVEN (played one of the longshoremen). Also includes a card attached to back of half-title page SIGNED and inscribed by PAT HINGLE (played Jocko, the bartender). Also includes attached to half-title page a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by TOM HANLEY (played Tommy Collins). Also comes with a VHS cassette of film. Unique signed copy with movie tie-ins for the Schulberg-On The Waterfront fan or collector. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre des mille nuits et une nuit 3 volumes complets 80 aquarelles par Van Dongen

      nrf 1955 - RARE - Le Livre des mille nuits et une nuit 3 volumes complets 80 aquarelles par Van Dongen emboitage carton manquant, très légères rousseurs sur certaines pages. à noter le bord entre le dos et le 1er plat commence à se couper. n°594/13750 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Proces De Condamnation De Jeanne d'Arc

      Plon, 1955-01-01. Plon, 1955-01-01. Unknown Binding. Acceptable. Almost 14" tall. What a wonderful fasimile! 1955. \r\n\r\nOriginal paper covered boards with red cloth spine in a matching slipcase, reproduction in facsimile of the original vellum manuscript, 123pp with an introduction by Jean Marchand, text in French,a limited edition of 500 copies.\r\n \r\nThe slipcase has a split, no loss. There was an inner slipcase on this as well, whcih is present, but also split. THe pamphet is in crisp shape, as is teh acutal manuscript. It is convincing. A wonderful job.

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        An American Architecture.

      Horizon Press Inc., New York 1955 - First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, "To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59." Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor's Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles-Albert Cingria *

      P. Cailler, Genève 3.2.1955. - En feuilles 30 x 21, couverture imprimée à rabats. 21 lithographies originales, dont une en couleur, ici répétée et justifiée, de Géa Augsbourg. Très rare autre ouvrage "inversé", dans le prolongement du précédent, composé pour majeure partie de portraits de Géa - à notre sens très réussis bien que Cingria ne semble jamais avoir beaucoup aPPAécié la façon dont l'artiste le représentait - "illustrés" de citations choisies (par Georges Anex) dans l'oeuvre de l'écrivain. Pas fascotte à dénicher en tirage courant, c'est le premier de tête que nous croisons en 20 ans ? Nous n'en connaissions aucun ni en bibiothèque publique ni en collection privée au moment de rédaction de cette notice.Le dessin est une variante du portrait de l'auteur en pianiste qu'on trouve dans le volume, lithographié d'après un de ces classiques dessins au trait épais; la composition inédite est à l'encre noire, signée. Précisons encore que le dessin se doit d'être fait sur le même papier Arches que celui sur lequel l'ouvrage est tiré.Dans une sorte d'intrigant prolongement, le charmant frontispice coloré, aux limites d'une abstraction cubiste qui nous ramène aux jeunes années de Géa, semble intégrer un piano, une loupe et un livre ouvert. Une éblouissante lettre (presque toutes le sont, icelle remontant la nuit des temps pour y aborder de graves questions d'histoire) sans date de Charles-Albert à Georges Borgeaud clôt ce dossier fort appétissant.Exemplaire ordinaire, qui ne l'est pas, sur simple demande. Édition originale. Parmi 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais à la forme L'un des 20 premiers enrichis d'un dessin original et d'un tirage sur Japon signés du frontispice coloré, outre quelques exemplaires de chapelle.

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        Pawns in the Game

      National Federation of Christian Laymen, Toronto, Canada 1955 - 186 pages. ". Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world. Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - from Foreword. Author was an English-born Canadian naval officer. Sombre cover illustration depicts Soviet chess pieces moving in for the kill. Above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Lengthy errata list laid in. A rare first edition copy. Singerman 921 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Almaïde d'Etremont ou l'histoire d'une jeune fille passionnée.

      Marcel Lubineau 1955 - - Marcel Lubineau, Paris _1955, 18,5x28cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 60 pointes-sèches originales de Grau Sala, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. Notre exemplaire ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage est bien complet de sa suite avec remarques, des 2 planches refusées et de son épreuve sur soie du frontispice. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Officers and Gentlemen.

      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't like the wrapper at all. Yours sincerely, Evelyn Waugh".

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        ?nigmes et controverses historiques

      d 1955 - Paris - Editions S.G.A.F, 1947. d 1955 - Paris - Editions S.G.A.F, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nicely bound pair of volumes comprising Raoul de Warren's fascinating history of pretenders to the French throne. Promising puzzles and historical controversies the books examine the history of well known pretenders in greater detail, as well as revealing previously unknown pretenders. Penned by Raoul de Warren (1905-1992) was a writer, historian, genealogist and lawyer. He was the President of the Evidence Commission for the Association d'entraide de la noblesse franaise (Mutual Aid Association of the French nobility). Volume I features a family tree of Napoleon to the rear. In the original French. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in full calf. Externally, rather smart with minimal shelfwear, some scuffing to backstrips. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright throughout. A very nice pair. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Cretan Runner: His Story of the German Occupation

      John Murray, 1955. John Murray, 1955. 1st edition. Hardcover. The green boards are in very good condition, a tiny crimp to the lower front corner, with good square binding. The pages and endpapers are all very clean indeed, all maps and photographs present and correct. The dustjacket is not price-clipped, has minuscule wear at two corners and the heel of the spine, and the white rear panel is very clean. All in all, this is a Very Near Fine example of the author's fascinating account of his experiences in wartime Crete, made all the more significant by Patrick Leigh Fermor's translation and introduction. Very scarce in this condition.

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        Texte und Zeichen. Eine literarische Zeitschrift. Hrsg. v. Alfred Andersch. 3 Jahrgänge (16 Hefte) in 3 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Berlin u. Neuwied, Luchterhand, 1955-1957,. Gr.-8vo. Mit zahlr. Taf. 2 Bl., 558 S., 5 Bl.; 663 S., 4 Bl.; 663 S., 4 Bl. Gelbe Olwd. m. geprägt. Deckelvignette u. Rückentitel.. Die herausragende Nachkriegs-Literaturzeitschrift mit Beiträgen v. Adorno, Benn, Böll, Celan, Arno Schmidt u.a. - Rücken etw. verblaßt u. gering fleckig. Im Jg. 56 eine Lage nicht bedruckt, sonst vollständig. Gute Bände.

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        The Mint

      th Later Notes by 352087 A/c Ross, 1955. th Later Notes by 352087 A/c Ross, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A limited copy, numbered 1485 of 2000 in ink to front and in original slipcase. The Mint is a book written by T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, and published posthumously. It is notable for its sharp observation, for the insight it gives into Lawrence himself, and for the censorship issues around its publication. First edition. When The Mint was finally published in 1955 there were two editions, the expurgated edition and a limited edition containing the full uncensored text. The Mint concerns the period following the First World War when Lawrence decided to disappear from public view. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force under an assumed name, becoming 352087 Aircraftman Ross. The book is a closely observed autobiographical account of his experiences in the RAF. The book is divided into three parts with a note by A. W. Lawrence preceding the first: Part I: The Raw Material; Part II: In the Mill; Part III: Service. Lawrence stated that the book should not be published until after his death; in the prefatory note by his brother, A. W. Lawrence, who edited the text for publication, a letter from T. E. Lawrence to E. M. Forster is summarised he felt unable to publish the book because of 'the horror the fellows with me in the force would feel at my giving them away. . . so The Mint shall not be circulated before 1950. Lawrence's brother took the further precaution of substituting new names in the expurgated edition for characters in A/c Ross's squad in all passages which might have caused embarrassment or distress. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with cloth covered boards with original paper covered slipcase. Externally, in a lovely condition with only the odd slight mark. Slipcase has slight wear to extremities, rubbing and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with slight scattered foxing, predominantly to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD slipcase.

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        Automobile Year, Edition 3 (1955/1956) to Edition 42 (1994/1995)

      , 1955. 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. The complete English set of Automobile Year, Edition 3 (1955/1956) to Edition 42 (1994/1995) inclusive. Edition 3-10 in very good condition. Edition 11-42 in near-new or new condition. Edition 3, 4, 5, and 6 have no dust cover. The rest have dust cover. Also included are L’annee Automobile Edition 1 (1953/1954) softbound, and Auto-Jahr Edition 3 (1955/56) hardbound with cover. Both in fair condition.AUTOMOBILE YEAR (formally as Annual Automobile Review) is a year book specializing in automobile and motorsport, published in three languages, French, German and English. The book was launched in 1952 by Ami Guichard, a Swiss motoring writer and entrepreneur from Lausanne, Switzerland. He brought along the best writers and photographers he knew.The Edition 3 (1955/1956) was the first released as a hardbound. The English edition (Edition 4) changed name to "AUTOMOBILE YEAR" in 1956. The book splits in sections covering news in automobile industry and new car lunches and season reviews of motorsport events with results points table following that. The sport events covered Formula One and other single seater races such as Indianapolis 500, endurance racing reviews such as 24 Hours Le Mans, American Le Mans and FIA GT Championships and touring car racing and rallying. The book concludes each year with a race result section featuring a depth by depth results of each F 1 races and 24d Hours Le Mans race with a points table of FIA series.

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      - (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. CHARLOTTE AND THE WHITE HORSE by Ruth Krauss. NY: Harper & Brothers (1955). 12mo (5 1/4 x 6 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine condition in dust wrapper dw with price intact. First edition. Illustrated in color on every page by Sendak. An especially nice copy of an early and scarce Sendak title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward-McCann, 1955. New York: Coward-McCann Inc, 1955. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Small remainder mark to bottom edge of page block. Boards show light edge wear. The dust jacket shows light rubbing, light sunning to the spine panel and a few nicks and tiny chips at the edges. A lovely example of this high point of crime fiction, in an impressive original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        CONTROL ENGINEERING. Instrumentation and automatic Control Systems, 20 Volumes: 2 (1955) - 21 (1974). Volumes 2 (1955), 3 (1956), 4 (1957), 7 (1960) and 21 (1974) are incomplete [= 20 Jahrgänge: 2 (1955) - 21 (1974). Jahrgang 2 (1955), 3 (1956), 4 (1957), 7 (1960) und 21 (1974) sind nicht vollständig]. The Dun-Donnelley Magazine of Control and Instrumentation Systems.

      New York : McGraw-Hill, 1955 - 1974.. 20 Jahrgänge in 29 Bänden und mehreren Einzelheften. Bibliothekseinband. 20 Jahrgänge in 29 Bänden und mehreren Einzelheften!!! Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt und ist mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Die Einzelhefte von Jahrgang 2 (1955) und 3 (1956) wurden mit einer provisorischen Klebebindung in Pappbänden zusammengefasst, Klebebindungen haben sich bereits an vielen Stellen gelöst, leider fehlen die Ausgaben für Januar bis Juni des Jahres 1955 sowie die Ausgaben Mai bis Dezember des Jahres 1956. Jahrgang 4 (1957), 7 (1960) und 21 (1974) wurden nicht eingebunden (beiliegende Einzelhefte). Dort fehlen folgende Ausgaben: Januar bis August 1957, Februar und März 1960 sowie April 1974. Bucheinbände berieben und etwas angestaubt. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Brauchbarer Zustand. Mehr Fotos und Angaben zu den Versandtkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. // From library-stock. The issues of volume 2 (1955) and 3 (1956) are fixed in rough-and-ready cardboard covers by adhesive binding (binding starts loosening). The issues of volume 4 (1957), 7 (1960) and 21 (1974) are not bound. The following issues are missing: January-june of 1955, may-december of 1956, january-august of 1957, february and march of 1960, april of 1974. Book-covers with shelf wear. Pages clean. Good to acceptable condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. zqx mbx jqx

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        SHELL AVIATION NEWS [Zeitschrift]. 17 Volumes/Jahrgänge: 1955-1960, 1963-1968 and 1973-1978

      London : Shell Centre, 1955-1978.. 10 Bände + Einzelhefte. Bibliothekseinband. 17 Jahrgänge!!!!! Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Beachten Sie bitte unser umfangreiches Angebot zu diesem Thema. Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Die Zeitschriften aus diesem Großbestand sind überwiegend gut erhalten. Bei manchen Exemplaren können äußere Gebrauchsspuren sowie Lagerspuren (Verformungen an Buchblöcken und Einbänden) auftreten. In wenigen Fällen können auch Seiten gewellt sein. Es fehlen die Jahrgänge 1961-1963 sowie 1969-1972. Die Jahrgänge 1973 bis 1978 sind nicht eingebundene Einzelhefte. // Books from Library-Stock. Still in good Condition. Volumes 1973-1978 are not bound in books. Signs of Age an Shelf-Wear can appear. Please ask for Shipping Fees. zqx mbx

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        A Night To Remember (Signed & Inscribed to Movie Mogul David Wallerstein)

      New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. From an auction of modern first editions and the collection of Caroline Reiser and John Rau--a superb copy of the first printing in near fine condition--in an unclipped and very good dustjacket. This copy is signed on the ship diagrammed front free endpaper--and additionally inscribed to Theatre Chain Movie Mogul and Disney Board member David Wallerstein--who lived in Chicago and married to Caroline Rau, whose collection this copy comes from. Wallerstein is best known for serving on the board of Disney and ABC and for initially being President of Balaban and Katz--a Midwest movie theatre chain. Wallerstein is also known for two other tidbits of history-- introducing the world to "Supersize" fries and for suggesting to Walt Disney to read a book called "Mary Poppins"--for a potential movie. The inscription reads "For David Wallerstein, with best wishes from an author who is 100% sold on the picture!"--Walter Lord. Wallerstein and Rau were in attendance (along with Lord) at the Chicago premier of the film--which starred Kenneth More. The film is held in high regard today for it's taut suspense of the most dramatic news story in History--and Lord's book is equally held in high regard. This superb copy has been in storage many years and only recently offered up by John Rau --the son of Caroline Reiser. A near fine copy with just a little dustiness and slight fading to the deep blue top stain--along with just very shallow edgewear to the tips--otherwise would be fine. Absolutely no other evidence of previous ownership. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped--a lovely bright unfaded DJ--with shallow edgewear to the upper extremities--and more moderate edgewear to the bottom extremities - along with some paper loss to the mid bottom front about the size of a dime--otherwise the two flaps are fine and the back panel shows only light age toning. 209 total pages with index. $3.50 price on front flap. Just a lovely signed copy with a very scarce Walter Lord signature and dedicated to a prominent businessman with ties to the entertainment industry. Additional Digital photos available upon request.

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      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955.. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Brilliant… One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce…Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly).

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        Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

      New York: New Directions, 1955.. New York: New Directions, 1955. First edition, first issue. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Tennesse Williams on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Rare signed. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt. In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that year. "Tennessee Williams never wrote a more explosive play than Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Howard Kissel).

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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..

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        Gedanken und Aussprüche über das Buch und den Leser.

      Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1955.. 8 Bl. 4°. Originalganzpergament mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel in Kassette.. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr gut erhalten. Gesetzt in der Weiß-Antiqua und gedruckt auf Bütten von der Offizin Andersen Nexö Leipzig. "Für den Aufbau-Verlag zur Feier seines zehnjährigen Bestehens am 28. Juni 1955 in einem Exemplar hergestellt." Geschenk der Belegschaft für ihren Verleger Walter Janka. Das seltenste Buch des Aufbau-Verlages, das nicht einmal die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek besitzt, und zugleich eine handwerkliche Meisterleistung. ***Bei Lieferungen an NEUKUNDEN und KUNDEN im AUSLAND behalten wir uns Vorkasse vor. ***

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      BOGOTÁ EDICIONES S.L.B., COLOMBIA 1955 - Primera edición de la primera novela del ganador del Premio Nobel. Estaba novela cuenta la historia de una ciudad ficticia llamada "Macondo", donde posteriormente el escritor la usaría para futuras novelas de ficción. Solo existen 700 copias de esta primera edición. El estado es bueno, si tenemos en cuenta la antiguedad de este libro. Escritura a bolígrafo en página guarda y portadilla con dedicatoria de la persona que se lo regaló al antiguo dueño del libro. Ningun resto mas de escritura en ninguna hoja del libro aparte de lo anterior. First edition of the first novel of this Nobel winner. There are just 700 copies of this first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ohne Titel (Komposition in Grau und Schwarz). Farbige Lithographie. 1955. Unten links in Bleistift signiert und datiert: "F.Winter 55".

      . 34,9 : 49,7 cm.. In ca. 100 Exemplaren innerhalb des Mappenwerks "10 Jahre Galerie d'Art Moderne Bale" erschienen. - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        The Intimate sketchbooks of Georges Braque. Verve. Volume VIII. nos. 31 & 32.

      Harcourt Brace, Paris. New York 1955 - Reproductions from the notebooks of George Braque. The spine is reinforced, there is some scuffing along the edges. There are 20 coloured lithographs pulled by Mourlot, of which several are original lithographs (Source: Michel Anthonioz, VERVE: The Ultimate Review of Art and Literature:1937-60. "It is not generally known that Braque did these now-famous lithographs expressly for this issue of Verve.)" The plates and text are in very fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL-HOLZSCHNITT von ERICH HECKEL (1883-1970): Badenden (Männer) am kl. See mit Berglandschaft * (nicht betitelt) - HANDSIGNIERT (unten rechts) u. DATIERT "55".

      Hemmenhofen-Karlsruhe, 1955.. Kl. Auflage. Blattgr.: 29 x 40 cm unter (Hellgraumarmor.-LeichtKarton.)-Passepartout (32,5 x 42, 5 cm) u. unter Glas eingerahmt. Bildgr.: 43 x 60, 5 cm., wird Versichert versendet nach Vorkasse (Bruchsicher) - Möglichkeit der Besichtigung u. Abholung auch vorhanden. Schönes Blatt.. * Bergsee Vorarlberg oder Oberengadin...

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