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        Lolita

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955 "A strong, disturbing book" (Manchester Guardian). "Awe andexhilaration-along with heartbreak and mordant wit-abound in Lolita,Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized Europe colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love-love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation" (Penguin). In original first issue jacket, without "Complete Unexpurgated Edition" on the front panel and with the original price of $5.00 on front flap. Only minor edge-wear to dust jacket. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Frasers Books]
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        Gargantua. Lithographs by Antoni CLAVÉ (Clave)

      Toulon: Les Bibliophiles de Provence, 1955, first Clavé edition, number XXXIII of CC (200) impressions (total edition in book form 200; there also was a portfolio edition of 20 deluxe suites of plates) on grand velin d'Arches, produced for André Cordesse. The great Rabelais classic is here illustrated by Antoni Clave with 61 original color lithographs (including 4 double-page and 15 single-page, all hors-texte) + 61 original color woodcuts for lettrines and cul-de-lampe. The complete book with about 250 pp. (text and the lithos); loose leaves with tissue guards in publisher's wrappers, chemise and slipcase, the latter two with a lithographic design by Clave. Overall size 16 x 12 x 3 in. (41 x 30 x 8 cm); in excellent condition. References: Strachan ”The Artist & The Book in France”, pp. 146 & 329: ”… Gargantua (Rabelais), a work to which Clavé brought all his inventiveness of design. Apart from the brilliant color combinations (some involving five to eight separate stones)… Clavé devised a large number of initial letters… Certainly this book lives up to Rabelais's exhortation ”Vivez joyeux”; it is also Gargantuan in scale with its format”. Strachan goes on declaring this work as sequel to Derain's Pantagruel. Other references: Monod 9388; Rauch 191; ”The Artist & The Book” p.47. This book is Clave's masterpiece, by far his most important graphic work and a good example of the French Expressionist Realism. It took Clave 5 years (1951-1955) to complete this project. Provenance: André Cordesse collection.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Eloge de Jacques Villon by Jacques Lassaigne

      Paris: Manuel Bruker, 1955. First edition. Paperback. Orig. cream wrappers printed in black with glassine overwrapper. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated, approx. 50 pages, small folio, 32 x 25 cm. With ten original full-size, or text engravings by Jacques Villon -- two in color. Limited edition, one of 200; this one out-of-series, "Exemplaire de Collaborateur," copy -- signed presentation by Villon in blue ink on title page, "a mon amis Zierer," and dated 1956. Printed on Velin de Rives, tissue guards, all text loose as issued, spine with slight wear, text very fine throughout, glassine dust wrapper sunned with small clean tear.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        LEOPOLDO LUGONES. Signed

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Troquel, Colección Diálogos del Presente, Number 5, 1955 From A Great Poet To a Great Poet About A Great Poet. Inscribed by Borges to his close friend, the Argentine poet, Vicente Barbieri. First edition. A fine fresh copy in the original printed wrappers. [Helft p.77; Becco 105], 8vo,, "Para Vicente Barbieri, afectos y un abrazo. Jorge Luis Borges" [For Vicente Barbieri, affections & a hug. Jorge Luis Borges]. Leopoldo Lugones (1874-1938) was a journalist & short-story writer. His poetical work reflects the Spanish American modernist movement headed by Ruben Darío, i.e., Lunario sentimental, (1909) & Romancero (1924). To Borges, Lugones represented his Argentinian side - finding the paths of his own literature by opposing Lugones' Baroque style with a more Classical stance, in which real ity is always a provisional postulate. Borges returned to Lugones again & again. A Great Literary Association Copy.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        A View from the Bridge

      New York: Viking Press, 1955.. First edition. Octavo, original boards. Light wear, else fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Signed by the author on the title page.

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        Slow Electrons in a Polar Crystal.

      American Physical Society,  1955.  1st edition.  The Physical Review, vol 97 (3), February 1, 1955  Original printed wrappers.  Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
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        1, 2, 3, 4, 5

      Lausanne: Guild du Livre and Editions Clairfontaine,, 1955. Octavo. Original boards with photo illustrated dust jacket. In the original black slipcase and chemise. Illustrations from photos by Robert Doisneau throughout. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Doisneau to "Lee Witkin peut compter sur l'amitie de, Robert Doisneau." Also with the estate sticker of Witkin on the front free endpaper. Witkin was the American gallerist who raised the profile of photography, turning it into a respected and highly collectible art form.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE COLD GREEN ELEMENT. Presentation Copy Inscribed To Ezra Pound

      Montreal: Contact Press, 1955 Superb Association Copy of the First Edition of this early Layton Contact Press title. Inscribed to Ezra Pound: "For Ezra Pound, / And all best Wishes, / Irving Layton / 2 April 1955". 8vo, pp. [60]. Black cloth backed illustrated boards designed by Betty Southerland. As usual, the spine label is not present. A very good example showing some general use. The importance of this copy can not be underestimated as Layton, arguably Canada's earliest Modernist Poet had much respect for Pound, the poet & founder of Modernism. A solid thesis could be developed around this copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The River of Adventure

      London: Macmillan, 1955. viii, 277pp, [1]. Original decorative cloth in DJ. DJ spine and edges slightly browned. Cloth slightly faded to edges, internally quite bright and clean. Signed 'love from Enid Blyton' to ffep, with date added (not in her hand) to foot of page. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good+. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        1000 ans de Vie Juive en Pologne / 1000 Years of Jewish Life in Poland / 100 Lat Zycia Zydow W Polsce / 1000 Anos De Vida De Los Judios En polonia

      Centre D'etudes Historiques (aupres de l'Association des Juifs Polonais en France ) affilie au Congres De Culture Juive, Paris, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/no dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. 1.9 kg.; 440 pages, illustrated with reproductions of written works, art works, and photographs in black-and-white. Opposite each page of photographs the text is reproduced in French, English, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish and Ivrit. The only colour used in the book is on the title page. Included is four pages of errata. Bookseller's stamp at lower left-hand corner of front end page, which also shows some foxing, a 1.5 inch tear affects the first page of the book proper, being sited approximately 1.5 inches from the bottom front corner along the side. Foxing to the rear end pages. The lower corners of the boards show signs of bumping. The original slipcase has started to crack at its seams. Digital imagery is available to confirm condition. "It's true that all that your book contains, belongs to the past, vanished for ever..... This all has to become a part of spiritual values of the Jewish people in all countries of the diaspora, and above all, in the life and the works of the young generation, which is growing up, and will be growing up in the old-the young State of Israel.... " page 12 J. Shprintsak Speaker of the Parliament of the State of Israel Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; history -- Poland; judaica; Inventory No: 0218922. . This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        Landskab i Sydamerika.

      Original tegning udført med sort tusch. Illustration i stort tværformat til Politikens Magasinet, København (c. 1955). Motivmål: 22x52 cm. Arkmål: 32x52 cm. Signeret af Ib Andersen. Med håndskrevet satsinstruktion, ligeledes signeret, nedenfor motivet. Meget velbevaret. Monteret på bagbeklædning i bred mørkebrun træramme.. Pragtfuld stor og gennemarbejdet tegning af et mennesketomt tropisk landskab med palmer, agaver og lave træer mellem klipper og med en lav bjergvæg i horisonten

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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes a un troisième manifeste du surréalisme ou non du surréalisme en ses oeuvres vives et d´éphémerides surréalistes.

      Paris, Le Sagittaire, 1955. 123 p. + illustrations. Illustrated with photomontages of surrealist photographs and works of art. The round cut-out complete with monocle on ribbon for examining the illustrations. Original black printed wrappers

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Squadron A Polo Collection: Watercolor drawing of polo player Phil Brady on horseback, swinging his mallet, signed by the artist and titled below, "To Phil, May all your shots be goals" and signed by other players and members of the team. [With:] "Sway-backs Reunion", ink drawing of a cavalry soldier in uniform with crutch and bottle, giving his mount a drink from a saucepan. [And:] A Group of 26 pencil sketches relating to Squadron A (horse and military scenes)

      New York ca. 1955 New York, ca. 1955. 13 x 12 inches; 8 x 10 inches; and sketchbook leaves approx. 8 x 10 inches. . Two drawings matted and framed, fine. Sketchbook leaves, fine . Interesting collection of drawings by the famed American illustrator Paul Brown, chiefly connected to the Calvary Squadron A of New York City and its polo team, based at the armory on Madison Avenue and 94th/95th streets. The first drawing depicts Locust Valley player Phil Brady in the blue and yellow Squadron A colors, and is signed by numerous players and friends about the drawing, signed and dated "Paul Brown, '55". "Sway-Backs Reunion" is a humorous sketch of an elderly horse and a boozing cavalryman, demonstrating Brown's characteristic energy of line. The pencil sketches offer an interesting glimpse of Brown's working style, and comprise:- "Remember": 21 drawings of fallen soldiers and horses, Our Buddies, The Lost Patrol, Last Call - Taps; "We must not forget" with Squadron A pennants ; a kneeling GI beside a fallen comrade. One drawing inscribed "To 'Phil' Brady, Sincerely, Paul Brown", 5 signed Paul Brown, 3 signed"PB", and 12 unsigned preliminary drawings. The sketch of Squadron A pennants demonstrates a visual continuity between the crossed sabers of the cavalry troop, and its 1941 redesignation as the 101st Cavalry. Its members fought gallantly in Germany and Austria during WWII. - Two sketches for the "Sway-backs Reunion": drawings of a cavalryman offering his horse drink from a mess kit, both signed "PB". - Three unsigned sketches: "Coming in for the night", a man at a gate with two horses and a foal entering; well dressed horseman in top hat with rider coming over a fence in distance; sketch of foal and two dogs at play

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        PRINTED INVITATION, SIGNED

      19. GROPIUS, Walter. A PRINTED INVITATION, SIGNED BY GROPIUS, to a preview of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) design for the "new" University of Baghdad in its Cambridge, MA offices. Undated, but circa 1955-6. Beneath the printed closing "FOR: THE ARCHITECTS COLLABORATIVE," it is boldly signed 'Walter Gropius' in ink. A single sheet of paper, 8 1/2" BY 11", folded twice for mailing. The paper is heavy stock and crisp despite light toning.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New Directions New York: New Directions. 1955. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with very light wear. Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dying Southern patriarch and the machinations of his greedy, would-be heirs. The original theatrical performance, directed by Elia Kazan, featured Ben Gazzara, Burl Ives, Barbara Bel Geddes, Pat Hingle, and blues greats Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. It was successfully translated into film featuring Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paul Newman. The black, thin paper jacket tends to wear inordinately; this is a lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      Greenwood Press (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. First edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Near fine in self-wraps with a tiny nick and a little light wear. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author to his second wife, June Mansfield, who was by all accounts the inspiration for much of his most important fiction: "For June -- the only 'imaginative' story I've written. Henry 10/15/56." A superb association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

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        Journal of Jocular Physics. Volume III. October 7, 1955.

      Copenhagen, Institute for Theoretical Physics, 1955. Small folio (A4). Stapled, unbound. Stenciled manuscript. Edges a bit bumped. A bit of spotting to first leaf. 48 numbered leaves with printing on rectos only. Illustrated.. One of the few scarce original stenciled copies of the Journal of Jocular Physics, Vol. III, the 1955-volume of the privately circulated amateur-comedy-journal that Bohr's students made on the occasions of Bohr's most important birthdays (beginning with his 50th in 1935), in this case his 70th. The Journal is an eclectic blend of funny and clever stories, songs, poems, aphorisms, humorous descriptions of recent developments in physics, etc., all written in an informal tone with the underlying subject being Bohr's birthday.Since 1929 most of the greatest physicists of the 20th century had been gathering around Niels Bohr for a conference in Copenhagen at the Bohr Institute. Since 1931 this conference had also included a skit prepared by the youngest of the participants, the Copenhagen Faust of 1932 being the most famous and important of them. It is this skit that later develops into the Journal of Jocular Physics which was prepared and compiled for Bohr's 50th, 60th and 70th birthdays, the first in 1935, the second in 1945, and the third (the present) in 1955. The 1955 Jocular Physics was the last of them. The early decades of the present century witnessed the heady development of the Quantum Theory of the atom, and during that era the roads of theoreticians of all nationalities led, not to Rome, but to Copenhagen, the home city of Niels Bohr, who was the first to formulate the correct atomic model. It became customary at the end of each spring conference at Blegdamsvej 15 (the street address of Bohr's Institute of Theoretical Physics) to produce a stunt pertaining to recent developments in physics.However Copenhagen was also the home of abundant humor. As a respite from the intensive and highly competitive efforts taking place to characterize fundamental interactions on an atomic scale, physicists took the time to develop satirical letters, articles, plays and other works. (Gamow, Thirty Years that Shook Physics, pp. 167-68).In his Report at the Niels Bohr Archive Symposium, Copenhagen' and beyond: Drama meets history of science, Yu.V. Gaponov accounts for the history of physical art: The 1950s and 1960s were the golden age of the utmost prosperity in Physics. The atomic revolution having opened for the scientists a new world of quanta led soon to the nuclear fission discovery and to the first steps in techniques to dominate the atomic energy. The realization of national atomic programs which first took place in USA and then in Russia (USSR) and Great Britain had attracted the whole world's attention and placed Physics and the natural sciences in general in a top position. Being concerned with matters of physics became then exclusive and prestigious and physicists as individuals attracted the society's attention. They became heroes of literature, theater, movies, press. This process was observed in many advanced countries. It was also typical for the former USSR of those times, although owing to special social circumstances it had acquired some particular forms. One such form was the creation of Physical Art traditions... The birth of these traditions is commonly associated with the appearance at MSU PhysFac in 1960 of a Student Humor Festival called Birthday of Archimedes (later Physics Day) along with a comic buffoonery opera Archimedes (authors - physicists and poets V. Kaner, V. Milyaev). However, MSU physicists consider the Physical Art traditions to have started earlier. Here are some remarkable milestones: In 1932 the well known Faust jocular opera and in 1935 the special issue of the Jocular Physics journal were written by some eminent physicists in connection with the 50th birthday of Niels Bohr.The present 1955-volume contains numerous very funny contributions by physicists around Bohr, all based on physics humour, physics word-games etc. We have for instance A Voyage to Laplacia by L. Rosenfeld, a Confidential report Standardization of (physics) Papers by J. Lindhard,Broken English by H.B.G. Casimir (There exists today a universal language that is spoken and understood almost everywhere: it is Broken English. I am not referring to Pidgin English a highly formalized and restricted branch of B.E. but to the much more general language that is used by waiters in Hawai, prostitutes in Paris and ambassadors in Washington, by business-men from Buenos Aires, by scientists at international meetings and by dirty-postcard-peddlers in Greece, in short honourable people like myself all over the world... (p. 14), aphorisms (like: One Bohr can answer more questions than 10 philosophers can ask, ''I will have to sleep on that the physicist said, he lay down on the floor, etc.), A Remarkable V-event'' by M. Sheep, The Heart on the other Side by G. Gamow (''But father will never give his consent... He is looking for a son-in-law who can help him in his business, and eventually take it over. You can't possibly qualify for that, can you? No, I guess I can't, agreed Stan Situs sadly. I cannot possibly see how the kind of mathematics I am doing or, in fact, ANY kind of mathematics can help the production and selling of shoes...), the poem The Atom that Bohr Built, etc. The Journal of Jocular Physics is an important document portraying both one of the main physical centres of this physically important period and how one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century was viewed by his students and collaborators - as being not only brilliant in his field of research but also as a funny, likeable and sympathetic person. See also:Gino Segrè. Faust in Copenhagen. A Struggle for the Soul of Physics and the Birth of the Nuclear Age.Pimlico, 2008.George Gamow. Thirty Years that Shook Physics. The Story of Quantum Theory. New York, 1966

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        Trattatello in laude di dante. verona, officina bodoni, 1955.

      Cm. 22, pp. 125 (7). Con 2 tavole f.t. (ritratto di Dante ed un fac-simile ripiegato). Frontespizio rosso e nero e capolettera in rosso e blu. Legatura edit. in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro e piatto con fregio centrale in oro. Taglio di testa dorato, protezione in acetato e custodia in cart. rigido. Perfetto stato di conservazione. Tiratura di 140 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 106) stampato con Il carattere Dante, inciso da Charles Malin e qui usato per la prima volta. Cfr. Mardersteig, 111.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Lolita.

      Paris, The Olympia Press, (1955). Bound with the original green wrappers in two elegant, uniform, fully contemporary Danish Half morocco-bindings with gilt author and title to spine (Harry Larsen). Elegant burgundy-red paper over boards. Minor traces of use to extremities. Internally very fine, fresh, and clean.. First edition, first issue (with "Francs : 900" to back wrappers) of this main work of 20th century literature, which, with its innovative style and highly controversial subject caused a number of scandals after its appearance. It had been turned down by six publishing houses, anticipating how it would be received by the public, but in 1955 Nabokov finally signed a contract with Olympia Press in Paris. By the Sunday Express editor it was called "the filthiest book I have ever read" and "sheer unrestrained pornography"; the Home Office in Great Britain instructed British Customs to seize all copies entering the country, and in 1956 the book was banned in France. The various translations of the work into other languages caused a number of other scandals, but in spite of American officials being anxious about the appearance of the first American edition, this was issued without problems (in 1958) and became an instant bestseller. In fact, it sold more than 100.000 copies within the first three weeks (as the first book after "Gone With the Wind").Today the book has classic status and is considered one of the finest novels of the 20th century

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        Une saison en enfer. paris, les bibliophile du palais, 1955.

      Cm. 33, pp. (180). Con illustrazioni di Luc Albert Moreau. Bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso con una fascia nera ad intarsio ad entrambi i piatti. Titoli in oro al dorso. Taglio di testa dorato. Custodia edit. in tela rigida. Bross. orig. conservata. Legatura firmata Codina - Milano. Qualche lieve fioritura, peraltro perfetto. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 200 esemplari ad personam; il presente n. 185 per M. Pierre Guerquin. In fine viene proposto anche il frammento di Rimbaud: Bethsaida. La piscine de cinq galeries.

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        Cartello stradale turistico citta' di rovereto. studio - terza versione. 1955 circa.

      Matita su carta di cm 26,2x20,6. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3791-DIS. Non firmato.

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        THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT: AN ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENT: A complete set of the 69 ORIGINAL LINE DRAWINGS for the book with 34 additional drawings not used

      [New York]: [Limited Editions Club], [1955]. Original Art. About Fine, housed in the large original envelope from the Club. Genuinely unique. Honore Guilbeau. The complete publisher's archive of 103 ORIGINAL pen-and-brush drawings by Honore Guilbeau used for the book including 34 not used but present here. Most are on 9-3/4" x 11-1/2" paper with a few on smaller sheets. All are numbered in pencil with dimensions in the lower right corner and occasionally with annotations. Housed in a paper folder with "The George Macy Companies, Inc." printed on it along with "Proofs : Manuscript : Drawings." Also included are proofs of all of the engravings. An American painter, printmaker and illustrator, Honore Guilbeau first began to exhibit her art in Cleveland and elsewhere around 1930. During the 1930's Depression era she worked mainly in the medium of lithography, contributing at least three such works of art to the Ohio Chapter of the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). During the 1940's and 1950's, Honore Guilbeau illustrated a number of fine books, including works for the Limited Editions Club: Twain's A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, and THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT.

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        Orme's Collection of British Field Sports Illustrated in Twenty Beautifully Coloured Lithograph Plates from designs by S. Howitt.

      Guildford: Charles W. Traylen, [1955].. Oblong folio. Original card covers with printed paper wrapper. Illustrated title and contents pages plus twenty full page colour plates. Some light spotting and soiling to covers, slight creasing and wear at lower edge, otherwise in very good condition. "An Exact Facsimile of the First and Only Edition of One of the Rarest of all Sporting Books."

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        LE SOIF DU JONC POÈME

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art 1955. Paris: Editions "Cahiers d'Art," [1955].. Quarto. Printed wrapper over stiff wrappers. Three plates hors-texte. Wrappers very faintly edgeworn, one wrapper corner bumped, else a very good, internally fine copy. First edition of this translation by Jacques Dupin, illustrated with three original dry-point etchings, signed in the plate, by Jacques Villon. From a total edition of 207 copies, this is one of two hundred copies on vélin de Rives. This copy is signed by Villon in pencil on the colophon. MONOD 5327.

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        Typed Document Signed, 4to, New York, November 25, 1955

      This is a Standard AFTRA contract between Sal Mineo and NBC, expressing that Mineo will receive $650 for his performance on December 4, 1955 as Johnny Swaboda in ?Trees? sponsored by Goodyear. Signed, in blue ink, by the seventeen year old, ?Sal Mineo? and also by his mother, ?Josephine Mineo?.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
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        Views and Monuments of Palestine. Drawings by Eugene Klimoff

      no publisher Canada: [no publisher. no date - circa 1955]. First. First edition. 23cm. 18 loose half-tone prints of sketches from the Holy Land laid into a printed portfolio as issued. Slight age-toning, one corner bumped, near fine; the loose prints are fine. Signed by the artist in Russian with a handwritten limitation of 200 sets. Klimoff was a Latvian-born Russian artist who immigrated to Canada in 1949. Rare. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Thirty Three Triads translated by Thomas Kinsella from the xxii century Irish

      Dolmen Press Dublin: Dolmen Press. 1955. First. First edition. Decorated by Pauline Bewick. Illustrated. [8]pp. Chapbook. A small chip on the rear wrap, light dampstains and foxing on the first leaf, a good copy. One of 275 copies. Not particularly fine, but rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Quelques Sonnets de Ronsard

      (Segonzac, André Dunoyer de); Ronsard, Pierre de. Quelques Sonnets de Ronsard. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1955. With 51 original etchings by Segonzac. Copy #49 with a suite on Japon, numbered and signed by the artist. (Total edition 210: 35 copies with two suites; 40 copies as this with a suite on Japon; 125 regular copies; 15 hors commerce). Laid in is an original pen and ink drawing of a reclining girl in lingerie by Segonzac, inscribed "pour les gourments de Ronsand and signed A. Dunoyer de / Segonzac." Folio (10 ½ x 13"; 25, 5 x 32 cm.) Bound in blue morocco with covers decorated in a renaissance style frame created entirely out of pointelle, from which sprigs of acanthus leaves sprout. Smooth spine ornamented in gilt and in pointelle. A simple yet exuberant binding. Mauve suede endpapers. According to Strachan, the classical tradition of book illustration reflected in the works of Rodin and Maillol is represented in Quelques' Sonnets, yet this "charming interpretation of the Renaissance poet" links tradition with innovation "with a free, sketch-like idiom" to the etchings. Segonzac, in "j'ai pensé à illustrer les sonnets de Ronsard", comments that he chose the subject of Ronsard's poetry after completing the illustrations to the Georgiques of Virgil. For his edition of Ronsard, Segonzac wanted a subject of delicate sensibility, elegance without affection and restrained sensuality. Segonzac worked eight years on the Ronsard from 1948 till 1956. For this edition, he enlisted the master printer Jacques Frélaut, who had printed the edition of Virgil's Georgiques. These etchings show on the whole a slightly more formalized style compared with those of the Georgiques. The text was printed in 24 pt Garamont Italique by L'imprimerie Nationale and the etchings printed by Jaques Frélaut on the presses of Roger Lacourière. All the plates were engraved in 1954 and defaced after printing. Binding by Thérèse Moncey, with Fache as doreur. Moncey's beautiful bindings have won le grand prix de la reliure française in 1950 and succeeded in numerous exhibitions. She has always used the great gilders "doreurs"of the period such as Fache. References; Lioré et Cailler. Segonzac Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave.VII, #1270 - 1320;Strachan. The Artist and the Book in France; Rauch #123; Flety, Julien. Dictionnaire des Relieures Français Ayant Exercé de 1800 a nos Jours. (1988).

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