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        The intimate sketchbooks of G. Braque. (Carnets intimes). Texts by Will Grohmann and Antoine Tudal. With an appreciation by Rebecca West. (INSCRIBED by Braque).

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955). 36 x 27 cm. Original boards. 158 p. Original lithographs and heliogravures in colors.l Inscribed and signed by Georges Braque on the title in crayon (four colors!): 'pour Iris'. The French edition constitutes a double issue of Verve (31-32). Rich collection of sketches, drawings and lithographs. (MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        SCIENCE FICTION TERROR TALES

      Hicksville, New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1955. First edition. Mild age toning to text block, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition.. Octavo, cloth. Anthology with stories from Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Phil Dick, Paul Ernst, Robert Heinlein and others. "Possibly the rarest Gnome Press book, originally prepared for Crown [publishers], who thought it too scary for its school library market and rejected it." - Chalker & Owings: The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History, p. 202.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        QUIQUE FERUNTUR BUCOLICI GRAECI CAROLUS GALLAVOTTI RECENSUIT

      TYPIS PUBLICAE OFFICINAE POLYGRAPHICAE, ROMA 1955 - SCRIPTORES GRAECI ET LATINI INTERLINGUE In latino e greco, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, con oscuramento dei bordi esteso al dorso, con strappetti ai bordi e minime tracce di umidità, pagine ancora intonse ed in buonissimo stato di conservazione

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        The Mint. Notes made in the R.A.F. Depot between August and December, 1922, and at the Cadet College by T.E. Lawrence (352087 A/c Ross). Regrouped and Copied in 1927 and 1928 at Aircraft Depot, Karachi

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1955. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Publication date corrected in ink. Spine toned, else about fine. Second American edition, uncorrected proofs. First printed in 1936 in 50 copies to secure American copyright. 250, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Reviewer's Edition. O'Brien A167

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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

      [Limited Editions Club] [1955], [New York] - 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. About Fine, housed in the large original envelope from the Club. Genuinely unique

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        Rock 'n' Roll Revue [Harlem Rock 'n' Roll] (Complete set of 8 lobby cards from the 1955 film)

      Los Angeles: Studio Films, 1955. Complete set of 8 vintage two-color lobby cards from the 1955 film. Each of the lobby cards features one of the African American starring performers, and each card advertises the Poverty Row studio, Studio Films, and the short-lived film process "WonderColor," used to make it. A music revue that set the standard for the much more famous (and bigger-budgeted) T.A.M.I. Show that would come over a decade later, and which would be buttressed by white entertainers such as The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. Rock and Roll Revue was strictly an African American affair, featuring everything from the quite famous (Duke Ellington, Nat "King" Cole, Dinah Washington) to the more subtle and sublime (Delta Rhythm Boys, Little Buck), and with a dose of comedy as well ("Nipsy" Russell, Mantan Moreland). The talent ranged from the young and hot entertainers of the 1950s to more venerable acts of the 1930s and 1940s. Constructed from made-for-television shorts produced by Snader and Studio Telescriptions, with newly filmed segments hosted by Willie Bryant. Released in the UK under the title, "Harlem Rock 'n' Roll." 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

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        Photograph of William Saroyan

      [New York]: [1955]. Gelatin silver print, 16 x 12 inches, on a heavy mount, signed and dated '55 by Schatt lower right, with his inkstamp and identification notes on verso. Saroyan stares down heavily in this three-quarter length portrait, after a rehearsal for "Floydada to Matador", the collective name for the performance of the three "Americana" plays "The Hungerers," "Opera Opera," and "Hello Out There," written in 1939, 1940 and 1941 respectively. They were performed on at the Amato Theatre on Bleecker Street, 1955-56. Some wear at edges, two corners bumped, one circular pale stain.

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        Autograph Letter Signed Twice

      ("Much love, Papa" and "Best love again, Papa"), La Finca Vigia, Cuba, 5 separate pages, January 31, 1955. Important letter on book and film matters. In part: "Glad you're working on 'The Sun Also [Rises]'. . .Can always remember Nathan Asch. . .when I let him read the Burquete part in mss. Saying but. . .it isn't a novel. It's just a travel book. That taught me about showing things in Mss. . .Remember all the motion picture business was new to me. . ." Not published in "Selected Letters".

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        Moonraker

      London:: Jonathan Cape,, 1955.. First edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/G. 256pp. Contents very clean and unmarked. First owner's ink name to front endpaper. Fore-edge of closed text block toned. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver: bright and sharp, with a small knock to top corner of lower board. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: tiny nicks to spine ends and corners; front mostly bright, spine dulled and tanned, and some tanning to top edge and leading edges. A very nice copy in a rather marred jacket. [the defects aren't so bad: ask for more photos!]

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        [Photo Album]: Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme International Six Days Trial held in Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia (Motorcycle Racing)

      Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia, 1955. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 14". String-tied wooden photo album with carved wooden decorations. Contains 32 larger black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 5" x 7" and 7.5" x 9.5" without captions. Near fine album with some edgewear with fine photographs.An album of professional photography taken during the International Six Days Trial held in Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia in 1955. The album is filled with images of Czechoslovakia and Jawa motorcycles at high speed. This event is the oldest off-road motorbike competition sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme. One photo shows a large tented encampment with a service station and rows of vehicles around it, another shows the drivers doing last minute checks on their bikes. One striking image shows a group of men on their bikes in a line posing for the camera. Some photos are taken from the roadside where participants stop for assistance or are photographed driving past spectators. At one point during the race it was raining and the men are featured driving through mud. Most of the photos are large and well-composed images of the event with many photos showing the actual racing of the motorcycles.A remarkable collection of well composed shots of the race and it's participants.

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        Photo Album]: Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme International Six Days Trial held in Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia (Motorcycle Racing)

      Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia 1955 - Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 14". String-tied wooden photo album with carved wooden decorations. Contains 32 larger black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 5" x 7" and 7.5" x 9.5" without captions. Near fine album with some edgewear with fine photographs.An album of professional photography taken during the International Six Days Trial held in Gottwaldova, Czechoslovakia in 1955. The album is filled with images of Czechoslovakia and Jawa motorcycles at high speed. This event is the oldest off-road motorbike competition sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme. One photo shows a large tented encampment with a service station and rows of vehicles around it, another shows the drivers doing last minute checks on their bikes. One striking image shows a group of men on their bikes in a line posing for the camera. Some photos are taken from the roadside where participants stop for assistance or are photographed driving past spectators. At one point during the race it was raining and the men are featured driving through mud. Most of the photos are large and well-composed images of the event with many photos showing the actual racing of the motorcycles.A remarkable collection of well composed shots of the race and it's participants.

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        [Presentation Photo Album]: Los Escolares de la Provincia de Salamanca al Estado Norteamericano de Pennsylvania, en expresion de gratitud por la Ayuda Social Americana. [The Scholars fo the Province of Salamanca tot he American State of Pennsylvania, in gratitude for the American Social Assistance]. 1955-1957

      Fine. Oblong folio. Full green morocco with "Espana-Estados Unidos. Los Escolares de la Provincia de Salamanca al Estado Norteamericano de Pennsylvania, Ayuda Social Americana 1955-1957" in gilt on front board. Silk ribbon marker with filigree silver and blue enamel fob or charm at the end. The book houses 29 leaves illustrated rectos only, each of which is elaborately lettered, engrossed, and illustrated by hand, with additional applied elements, including 74 photographs, about equally divided between commercial and snapshot images (with a few postcard images). Fine. Presented to a Pennsylvania educational charitable society in thanks for educational aid given to students in the Spanish province of Salamanca. The album serves as a travelogue of Salamanca with most of the commercial images illustrating local landmarks and locations, and with a roughly equal number of snapshots of children learning and engaging in other activities at school. The illustrations include hand-drawn maps, handwritten music, various elaborate borders and vignettes. Laid in is a letter of presentation in Spanish from the National Ministry of Education. A beautifully prepared, illustrated and bound presentation album.

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New Directions, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. New Directions, New York 1955. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1955 with no additional printings. No credit given to the New York times on the copyright page. Book Condition: Fine, name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        In memoriam James Joyce : from "A vision of world language"

      Glasgow: Published on behalf ot the subscribers by MacLellan. 1955. F First Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. Exceptionally scarce deluxe version of the rare subscriber's edition, privately issued in 1955 (in an edition of ca. 150 copies). Bound in full green morocco stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut (some rubbing to edges). Considered by many to be the poetic high point of MacDiarmid's career.

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        HOMBRE Y DIOS

      - 1955. Poesía. -. Primera edición, papel de hilo, impresión a dos tintas, dedicatoria autógrafa de Dámaso Alonso para Martin de Riquer, ejemplar de autor número 228 de una tirada de 750, viñetas de Manuel Orozco, ed. El Arroyo de los Ángeles, Málaga 1955. Size: 21 x 16 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portraits par Henri Matisse

      Portraits par Henri Matisse. Andre' Sauret, Monte Carlo, 1955. Limited numbered edition of 2850 copies. With an original lithograph by Matisse in frontispiece, 60 plates full page in B/W reproducing Matisse graphic work, 33 tipped-in color plates reproducing Matisse paintings. Text in English. Cover especially designed by Matisse for this edition. Complete of cloth chemise and slipcase.

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        First Four Minutes [with] Reissue Version - Both SIGNED by the Author

      Putnam, 1955. A first edition, first printing published by Putnam in 1955. A very good book with some staining to the front board and fading to the spine. A light thin stain to the corner of the pages. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Bannister. With flyer from the signing in the 1950s. In a very good+ (or better) wrapper which is a little faded to the spine and has some rubbing to the corners. Complete with a signed copy of the reissue from 2004 by Sutton books - also signed. Rare couple signed.

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        Il Ponte sul fiume Kwai

      S. A. I. E. - Torino, 1955. ITALIANO 0,3 Stato discreto, coperta in cartone rigido, logo della collana su piatto anteriore, bordo leggermente consumato, punte poco ammaccate, fioritura sparsa, tagli ingialliti, pagine in ottimo stato. Su foglio di guardia scritta a penna. XV volume della collana Universa. USATO

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        Two Typed Letters, Signed ("Dick Nixon"), to LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, concerning Nixon's Central American tour

      Washington, D.C., 1955. Each one page on letterhead of Office of the Vice President, signed in ink. With mailing envelopes. 4to. Fine. Each one page on letterhead of Office of the Vice President, signed in ink. With mailing envelopes. 4to. Nixon after His Tour of Central America. Vice President Dick Nixon writes to Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt about the recent goodwill tour of Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, and Honduras. Eisenstaedt accompanied the party as photographer. The issue of LIFE for 28 February 1955 carried a feature on 'The Muy Simpatico Mr. Nixon' with his photographs.Two letters: the first, dated 6 April, reads "Mrs. Noxon and I greatly enjoyed having you with us and we both thought that the picture story in Life was outstanding in every way. I don't know when another trip will be scheduled but you can be sure that we would be delighted to have you with us again …"The second, dated 16 June, reading in part "… thoughtful of you to send us so many of the colored slides you took on the Central American tour. … You have been traveling since we last saw you! … I'd like to hear about your latest trip. …"With the carbon copy of Eisenstaedt's letter to Nixon dated 12 May 1955, headlined Addis Ababa in ballpoint pen, giving a brief summary of Eisie's travels "since I left you in Honduras"With an invitation from Vice President and Mrs. Nixon to a reception at Blair House on Wednesday 2 February 1955.With a typed letter, signed, from Nixon to Eisenstaedt 23 January 1958, thanking him for pictures of the visit of the King of Morocco.

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        Mendiants et orgueilleux

      - Julliard, Paris 1955, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 30 copie numerate su Alfa, solo carta di grandi dimensioni con qualche altro alfa fuori commercio con l'autore. esemplare raro e bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers avec quelques autres alfa hors commerce réservés à l'auteur. Une habile et discrète restauration en pied du dos. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books 1955 - First edition, first printing. Red cloth binding with spine stamped in black, with publishers BB monogram printed upside down (Currey's binding B, first state). Very Good. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Light insect wear to edge of page block. pages toned. In dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; light chipping at spine ends, light edge wear, dimpling and light staining to spine panel with red titles faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KAPUTT

      ARIA D'ITALIA, MILANO 1955 - ITALIANO Copertina in cartoncino rosso lievemente intaccata all'unghia. Dorso minimamente usurato alle due estremità. Le pagine risultano appena ingiallite ai margini; minima fioritura ai tagli.

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        The Institute for Advanced Study: Publications of Members 1930-1954.

      Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1955. First edition of this bibliography of members of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, published on the 25th anniversary of the Institute's foundation. This is a remarkable copy, inscribed and signed by the great mathematician and computer pioneer John von Neumann, as well as by Oswald Veblen, the first person (together with Albert Einstein) appointed to the Faculty of Mathematics at the Institute, and by the great Göttingen mathematician Hermann Weyl, who was offered but declined the faculty position at the Institute subsequently given to Von Neumann, which he held from 1933 until his death in 1957 (Weyl joined the Institute faculty six months later). Robbert Dijkgraaf, the current director of the Institute, has stated that Von Neumann was "perhaps an even greater genius than Einstein" (quoted in Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge, Princeton University Press, 2017). "In a memoir written for the American Philosophical Society, Professor Eugene Wigner, von Neumann's close friend since their high school days in Budapest [and a Nobel Laureate], declared: "His accomplishments were manifold, his was a great mind - perhaps one of the greatest of the first half of this century"" (Leitch, A Princeton Companion, 1978). "Accepting an invitation from Oswald Veblen to lecture on quantum theory at Princeton University, John von Neumann was one of a group of Hungarian and Jewish intellectuals to escape to the United States from the turmoil of Europe. During the war, von Neumann's intellect tackled hydrodynamics, ballistics, meteorology, game theory, and statistics, applying mathematical rigor to practical problems in these fields. He worked on the Manhattan Project and by the latter years of World War II was a consultant to several government committees, moving between groups of scientists in government, university, and industry research laboratories. His broad perspective allowed him to envision applications for computers beyond that of speedy calculating devices, and he initiated the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute" (ias.edu/scholars/von-neumann). Books inscribed by Von Neumann are of the utmost rarity on the market. This is the first one we have handled. Provenance: John von Neumann (inscription 'With many thanks and wishes for all the best' in his hand and signature 'John von Neumann' on front free endpaper); mathematicians Oswald Veblen, Hermann Weyl, Deane Montgomery and Institute librarian Judith E. Sachs (signatures on front free endpaper). "On May 20, 1930, a certificate of incorporation for the "Institute for Advanced Study--Louis Bamberger and Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation" was filed with the State of New Jersey. Brother-and-sister philanthropists Louis and Caroline Bamberger provided the founding $5 million gift to establish an institution dedicated to the vision of education reformer Abraham Flexner, the Institute's founding Director: "The Institute should be small and plastic (that is flexible); it should be a haven where scholars and scientists could regard the world and its phenomena as their laboratory, without being carried off in the maelstrom of the immediate; it should be simple, comfortable, quiet without being monastic or remote; it should be afraid of no issue; yet it should be under no pressure from any side which might tend to force its scholars to be prejudiced either for or against any particular solution of the problems under study; and it should provide the facilities, the tranquility, and the time requisite to fundamental inquiry into the unknown. Its scholars should enjoy complete intellectual liberty and be absolutely free from administrative responsibilities or concerns." "In the autumn of 1932, Flexner announced the creation of the Institute's first school, the School of Mathematics, and its first Faculty appointments, Oswald Veblen and Albert Einstein. On October 11, 1932, when the New York Times announced the appointment of Einstein to the embryonic Institute, it reported that the founders' intention was to establish a "scholar's paradise" ... "Founded against the backdrop of the rise of Fascism, the Institute became a lifeline in the migration of European scholars to the United States. After Adolf Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933, Hermann Weyl, the mathematician who had succeeded David Hilbert to the world's most prestigious chair in mathematics at the University of Göttingen, crossed the Atlantic to join the Institute. That same year, Flexner recruited John von Neumann, a young but already renowned mathematician who had fled Europe and was then a visiting professor at Princeton University" (ias.edu/about/mission-history). Born on December 28, 1903, the son of a well-to-do banker in Budapest, Von Neumann's exceptional mathematical gifts were recognised in high school. After receiving his PhD from the University of Budapest, he continued his research at Göttingen, Hamburg and Berlin. "In 1929 von Neumann accepted an invitation to come to Princeton as a visiting professor for one term. Given a continuing half-time appointment the following year, he spent one term each year in Princeton and one in Germany until 1933 when, at the age of 30, he accepted appointment as the youngest and one of the first professors in the newly founded Institute for Advanced Study. In 1937 he became a United States citizen. "Von Neumann's brilliant work in mathematics also carried him into theoretical economics and technology as well as theoretical physics - areas where he was able to make vital contributions not only to science but also to the welfare of his adopted country. His work in quantum mechanics gave him a profound knowledge concerning the application of nuclear energy to military and peacetime uses, enabling him to occupy an important place in the scientific councils of the nation. During the Second World War, he played a major role among the Los Alamos group of scientists who developed the atomic bomb. After the war he served on the advisory committee of the Atomic Energy Commission and on the commission itself from 1954 until his death. "In collaboration with the University's Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, Oskar Morgenstern, he developed further the interest in game theory he had first evidenced in a treatise published in 1928. Their joint endeavors resulted in Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (published by Princeton University Press in 1944), which aimed to demonstrate that "the typical problems of economic behavior become strictly identical with the mathematical notions of suitable games of strategy." The theory was also considered of value for the study of government and sociology and for its application to problems of military strategy by the United States. "Probably the best known and most dramatic of von Neumann's accomplishments was his development of one of the speediest, most accurate, and most useful computers, which made the essential calculations that enabled the United States to build and test its first full model of the hydrogen bomb" (Leitch, A Princeton Companion, 1978). "Through a chance encounter, von Neumann engaged with a team of engineers in the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering. J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly were constructing an Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) under the leadership of J. G. Brainerd. Herman H. Goldstine, a mathematician and Reserve Officer of the Ordnance Department who was the army liaison to the Moore School, recognized von Neumann-already famous for his contributions to mathematics, physics, and economics-on a railway platform in 1944. Goldstine approached, introduced himself and, after a brief conversation, invited von Neumann to Philadelphia. "Even as the ENIAC was being constructed, its successor was being designed ... In the spring of 1945, von Neumann drafted a document that described the logical structure of a desired high-speed automatic digital computing system powerful enough to solve complex mathematical problems, such as non linear partial differential equations (of two or three independent variables), in abstract terms drawn from biology. The abstraction freed the concepts of the nascent computer from the constraints posed by the technology of the era and, ultimately, stimulated the growth of that technology. Von Neumann's logical schema served as the basis for subsequent stored-program computers. In identifying the organs required as those relating to arithmetic, memory, control, and input and output devices, subsequently known as von Neumann Architecture, he laid down the basic schema of the modern computer" (ias.edu/electronic-computer-project)." "As a student at the University of Gottingen, Weyl (1885-1955) came under the influence of David Hilbert. In 1913 he became professor of mathematics at the Technische Hochschule, Zürich, where he was a colleague of Albert Einstein. The outstanding characteristic of Weyl's work was his ability to unite previously unrelated subjects. In Die Idee der Riemannschen Fläche (1913; The Concept of a Riemann Surface), he created a new branch of mathematics by uniting function theory and geometry and thereby opening up the modern synoptic view of analysis, geometry, and topology. The outgrowth of a course of lectures on relativity, Weyl's Raum, Zeit, Materie (1918; "Space, Time, Matter") reveals his keen interest in philosophy and embodies the bulk of his findings on relativity. He produced the first unified field theory for which Maxwell's equations of electromagnetic fields and the gravitational field appear as geometric properties of space-time ... Around this time (and influenced by the work of French mathematician Elié Cartan), Weyl attempted a unified field theory to unite electromagnetism and gravitation, in which he introduced the concept of gauge invariance, which describes how some quantities do not change despite a transformation in the underlying field and which became important in later particle physics. From 1923 to 1938 Weyl evolved a general theory of continuous groups, using matrix representations. He found that most of the regularities of quantum phenomena on the atomic level can be most simply understood by using group theory. With the findings published in Gruppentheorie und Quantenmechanik (1928; "Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics"), Weyl helped mould modern quantum theory. Weyl was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Göttingen in 1930. The Nazi dismissal of many of his colleagues prompted him to leave Germany in 1933 and accept a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; he became a U.S. citizen in 1939. After his retirement in 1951, Weyl remained professor emeritus of the institute and divided his time between Princeton and Zürich" (Britannica). "A pioneer in the mathematical field of topology, Oswald Veblen was one of the first Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study, serving from 1933 until his death in 1960. Prior to joining the Institute, Veblen was a faculty member of Princeton University's Department of Mathematics for twenty-seven years, where he was committed to improving research conditions in mathematics in the United States. He built Princeton University's mathematics department into one of eminence in the United States and subsequently had enormous influence on the development of the Institute's School of Mathematics" (ias.edu/scholars/veblen).  Deane Montgomery (1909-92) obtained his Ph.D. in 1933 with a thesis on point-set topology. After periods at Harvard and Princeton, he was appointed assistant professor at Smith College, rising to become full professor in 1941. During the War he worked with John von Neumann on numerical analysis. He became a permanent member at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948, and professor in 1951, and remained there until 1988. In 1952, in collaboration with Andrew Gleason and Leo Zippin, Montgomery gave the solution to Hilbert's Fifth Problem. 4to (278 x 218 mm), pp. 270. Original publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Fine.

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        Picasso Venti Pochoirs Originali

      Picasso Venti Pochoirs Originali Forewords by Franco Russoli. Silvana Editoriale, Milano,1955 Complete with 20 pochoir color plates with tissue guards. Hard pictorial cover and slipcase. More pictures on request

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        The intimate sketchbooks of G. Braque. (Carnets intimes). Texts by Will Grohmann and Antoine Tudal. With an appreciation by Rebecca West. (INSCRIBED by Braque).

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955). 36 x 27 cm. Original boards. 158 p. Original lithographs and heliogravures in colors.l Inscribed and signed by Georges Braque on the title in crayon (four colors!): 'pour Iris'. The French edition constitutes a double issue of Verve (31-32). Rich collection of sketches, drawings and lithographs. (MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST.).

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        The Literature of Politics.

      London: Conservative Political Centre, 1955. First edition of this Eliot lecture delivered at a literary luncheon, organized by the London Conservative Union, at the Overseas League, London on April 19, 1955. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author to his niece on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To Theodora Eliot Smith from T. S. Eliot 6.vii.55." In near fine condition. Foreword by Anthony Eden. A nice association. T.S. Eliot was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and Four Quartets (1943).[4] He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry."

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        Doppelporträt der Eltern des Künstlers. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert.

       1955 Doppelporträt der Eltern des Künstlers. Öl auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)55 * signiert und datiert. Bildmaß: 63 x 81,5 cm. Das Bild zu den Außenrändern hin berieben ( möglicherweise durch alte Rahmung ), ansonsten guter Zustand. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906 Berlin – 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )( Bitte beachten. Hier aufgrund der Größe vorzugsweise Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kohlhoff, Berlin, Neue Sachlichkeit, Berliner, Google, Ölgemälde, Tempera, Gemälde, Eltern, Familienbild, Porträt, Doppelporträt

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        UNTITLED - PHOTOGENIC DRAWING

      1955. Silver gelatin cameraless photograph, image size 15 13/16 x 19 1/2 inch [40.1 x 49.5 cm.] on double weight silver gelatin stock, drymounted to card stock of equal size. There is a 2 inch long but narrow crease which has cause cracking at the lower right corner, and tiny cracks at the bottom and upper left corners, with a sliver of loss at the upper right. There are a few tiny indents on the surface. An unusually large Photogenic Drawing and a near very good print. Lotte Jacobi was primarily a portrait photographer, born in Thorn, West Prussia in 1896, of a long line of German photographers. She operated a photographic studio in Berlin and later in New York and Deering, New Hampshire. Beginning in 1946 and largely concluding in 1951, Jacobi experimented with cameraless photography, "painting" the photographic paper with modulated light sources, cellophane and glass. She named these Photogenics. Given the patina visible in the darkest black, this image is certainly from this period.

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        CHARLOTTE AND THE WHITE HORSE

      - (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 with price intact. First edition. Illustrated in color on every page by Sendak. An especially nice copy of an early Sendak title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Recherche Aeronautique - Numero 43 (1955) - 79 (1960; No.80-85 (1961). 38 Hefte in 7 Bänden.

      Chatillon, Bulletin Bimestriel de l\'office national d\'etudes et de Recherches Aeronautiques, 1955 - 1961. 1.Auflage, ca.50-60 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen pro Heft, 4°, Bibliothekseinband Einband etwas berieben, Bibl.Ex., sonst guter und sauberer Zustand

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        A Study of History: Nine volume (I-IX) hardcover, unabridged set

      Oxford University Press, London, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. 11 volume set. Bound in publisher's green cloth. 1955-1962 reprint. Hardcover. No dust jackets. Good bindings and covers. V. 10- 1954 printing, with different binding. Includes v.11 Historical atlas and gazetteer. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Hippold, Erhard. - "Tauben".

      - Farbradierung / Aquatinta, auf Karton, 1955/1956. Von Erhard Hippold. 41,1 x 64,9 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 50,5 x 75 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. - Papier mit leichten Alterungs- und Lagerspuren. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Erhard Hippold (1909 Wilkau - 1972 Bad Gottleuba). Lehre zum Porzellanmaler. Ab 1926 in der kunstgewerblichen Abteilung der Vereinigten Technischen Schulen in Zwickau, wo sein Talent von dem Maler Hans Christoph entdeckt wird. 1928 Studium an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Carl Rade. 1931 Unterricht bei Ferdinand Dorsch und Max Feldbauer, ab 1932 dessen Meisterschüler. 1933-39 freischaffend, zusätzlich tätig als Korsettzuschneider. 1933 muss er die Akademie aus politischen Grünen verlassen. 1934 Beginn der Künstlerfreundschaft mit Carl Lohse. 1936 Heirat mit Gussy Hippold Ahnert. 1939-45 als Soldat in englischer Kriegsgefangenschaft. Danach wieder freischaffend in Radebeul. 1949 übernahmen Gussy und Erhard Hippold die Miederwarenwerkstatt ihres Vaters im Haus Sorgenfrei im Stadtteil Oberlößnitz. In den 1950er Jahren beschäftigte er sich zunehmend mit Drucktechniken und unternahm Studienreisen an die Nord? und Ostsee und in die Länder des Baltikums. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Shroud Publishers, Buffalo, NY 1955 - Limited edition in black cloth, gilt stamped spine, blue/slate endpapers, jacket by Frank D. McSherry, Jr. and Introduction by George T. Wetzel. Limited to 1500 copies of which 50 were bound and signed by Kenneth J. Krueger; this is one of the 50 signed copies. Signed in blue ink on the label pasted to the limitation page, and is #632. Currey State D1 with 2nd state jacket. Buffalo, NY: Shroud Publishers (1955), 107 pages. Fine unmarked copy with bright gilt titling has some toning to pastedowns around edges from the glue. Good jacket has sun toning to spine and all edges and flap folds, small hole in spine, a couple of small chips and other imperfections. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Ponte sul fiume Kwai

      S. A. I. E. - Torino, Chieri 1955 - Universa ITALIANO Stato discreto, coperta in cartone rigido, logo della collana su piatto anteriore, bordo leggermente consumato, punte poco ammaccate, fioritura sparsa, tagli ingialliti, pagine in ottimo stato. Su foglio di guardia scritta a penna. XV volume della collana Universa.

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        Passport to Paris - SIGNED

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1955 - Hardcover first edition of the composer's autobiography, fine in a very good dust jacket, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ballpoint, "This impudent batch is for the scratches. Sincerely, Vernon Duke, May 1955." In overall fine condition. An unusual inscription from the versatile Russian-born American composer of "April in Paris," "Autumn in New York" and many others.

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        Villeggiature degli Appennini e delle isole

      TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, 1955. ITALIANO 0,22 Volumetto brossurato in cartoncino semi rigido. Copertina illustrata in entrambi i piatti. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture e tagli bruniti. CLXXVI ( 176 ) fotografie in nero e XIV ( 14 ) carte geografiche. Volume n. V ( 5 ) della collana. USATO

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        Le parole sono pietre Tre giornate in Sicilia

      GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE, 1955. ITALIANO 0,32 Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina con macchie d' umidità, presenti anche alle pagine, sebbene in buono stato. Volume n. CXCVI ( 196 ) della collana. USATO

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        Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved. An Album of Deplorable Caprices Faithfully Narrated & Modestly Embellished by William Russell Flint [with extra suite of plates]

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press 1955 - London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. Near Fine. Flint, William Russell (illustrator). 123, [5] p.: colour frontispiece, colour title vignette, many in-text and full-page illustrations in photogravure [with the plates destroyed after the production of this work; 31 cm. Full scarlet morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and gilt-tooled Golden Cockerel emblem on front board. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title page printed in red and black; titles in red throughout. This is number 133 of a limited edition of 550 numbered copies designed by Sir William Russell Flint and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. The watercolour paintings and crayon drawings were reproduced in photogravure by Bemrose and Sons; the text was set and printed by the John Roberts Press. The first 150 copies, including this one, were bound in scarlet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. It is signed by Sir William Russell Flint. With slipcase covered in the same marbled paper used for the endpapers. Without the 8 extra plates housed in a marbled paper sleeve that originally accompanied each of the first 150 copies. Slipcase is in Good+ Condition: corners are rubbed; solid. 12 inches tall (31cm).   Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; very good condition &#150; five raised bands, gilt decorated with gilt titles, a little faded. Joints &#150; very good condition. Corners &#150; good condition &#150; top corners bumped. Boards &#150; very good condition &#150; cloth with a gilt cockerel to the front board. Page edges &#150; very good condition &#150; top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; very good condition. Paste downs &#150; very good condition &#150; marbled. End papers &#150; very good condition &#150; marbled. Title &#150; very good condition. Pages &#150; very good condition. Binding &#150; very good condition. See photos  Publisher: see above. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Return of the King Signed J.R.R. Tolkien

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. The Return of the King Signed by JRR Tolkien First Edition First Impression George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1955. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished and unmarked throughout. Fold out map still present and without creasing. A VG+ copy in like original price clipped dust jacket, with no fading to red lettering on spine. SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien to smartly mounted signature on half title page. The red biro signature was obtained in Hilary Term (spring) 1967 by an Oxford undergraduate. Professor Tolkien had read part of a story at Blackfriars in Oxford (believed to be Smith of Wootton Manor, before publication). The signature was written on part of a Blackwell's invoice. Further images on request.

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