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        Francis Picabia 1879-1954

      Orbes. PAPERBACK. blue wraps edges rough unpaginated and unbound 32 leaves including wraps one tipped in plate (L'Oeil Cacodylate) one drawing by Man Ray one by Jan Van Heeckeren No. 3 of 191 printed very light browning to top edge and light stain to bottom left edge of front cover. . Very Good. 1955.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book One, The Eastern Fells: Being an Illustrated Account of a Study and Exploration of the Mountains in the English Lake District [Pictorial Guide Series Number One]

      Kentmere: Henry Marshall, 1955. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Very Good: A very tidy copy. All notable faults: Light creasing on the spine, a few minor marks, contemporary previous owner&#39;s inscription on the reverse of the free front endpaper, previous owner&#39;s inscription on the title page and minor annotation in the Helvellyn section. 17887. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [[Burke 01]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Observation of Antiprotons

      Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society / American Institute of Physics, 1955. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. 763-979 pages. Small 4to. Original publisher&#39;s blue/green printed wraps. Entire number offered. A bright clean copy, noting previous owner&#39;s name on front cover, minor corner wear and a small amount of wear at the base of the spine panel. The journal article offered is &#39;Observation of Antiprotons" IN The Physical Review, 1955, Vol 100, Second Series, November 1, 1955, pages 947-950. The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to O. Chamberlain and E. Segre awarded in 1959 &#39;for their discovery of the antiproton&#39;&#39; (see Ezhela, et al, p 138).

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        [A Dance to the Music of Time:]

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955&#150;75. A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer&#39;s Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly&#39;s; Casanova&#39;s Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier&#39;s Art; The Military Philosophers; Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies. 12 vols. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt on a black ground. With the dust jackets. All copies at least very good, dust jacket to first volume lightly chipped to corners and top edge of front panel, edges rubbed, book society label pasted to front panel as issued, second volume nicked to corners, white back panel lightly marked, price clipped, third volume lightly chipped to head and foot of spine, white back panel toned, all other copies bright with minor rubbing, five price clipped, one with gift inscription, two with owner&#39;s name and address. First editions, first impressions. A complete set of Powell&#39;s celebrated roman-fleuve. First volume inscribed by Powell under the signature of his friend Alan Ross, on the front free endpaper thus "is confirmed in possession of this book - Anthony Powell" dated August 1965, and signed by Powell on the title page, having crossed out his printed name. Alan Ross worked for the British Council, married Jennifer Fry (niece of Evelyn Gardner), and edited The London Magazine. He was known as a poet, book reviewer and sensitive literary critic, who wrote what Powell described (in To Keep the Ball Rolling: Vol. IV) as "one of the most penetrating obituary notices" of Maclaren-Ross.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il contemporaneo. Settimanale di cultura.

      Subject: (Riviste). Roma, 1955, A. II, n 1/13, 15/26, 30/44, 46/52. La mitica rivista di Salinari e Trombadori. 48 fascicoli, con ill. fot. (L'annata completa ? di 52 numeri). Tutti :

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Original advertising artwork for the James Bond novel &#39;Moonraker&#39;

      [1955], 1955. Dimensions 205 x 200mm. Paste-up montage design for the novel published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1955. Mapping ink and printed collage on artist&#39;s board, displaying a spirits bottle with accompanying text &#39;Bottled in Bond (James)&#39; and &#39;Stop at your local bookshop for a dose of Moonraker the sensational new 100 proof spine-curling concotion...&#39;, with a supporting quote from Raymond Chandler. An exceptional piece of Bondiana. Owned in conjuction with Lucius Books of York. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 118.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Europeans

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.. First edition. Folio, original illustrated boards. An excellent near fine copy in a very good price-clipped acetate dust jacket. Inscribed by the author "a Jean Simon tres cordialement Henri Cartier-Bresson". With the captions booklet laid in.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Octavo, original green wrappers. Fine in wrappers. Signed by the author with the added words, "God&#39;s mercy on the wild".

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Live and Let Die

      New York: The Macmillan Company 1955., 1955. FIRST US EDITION. Pp.216. Bound in original blue cloth cloth lettered in yellow to the backstrip, upper cover blocked with &#39;Cock Robin Thriller&#39; device, in the pictorial dustwrapper designed by Leo Manso. No inscriptions, neat label removal from pastedown, minor edgewear. Jacket has some rubbing and wear, a few minor tears to extremities, small label to foot of spine. A used but presentable copy. At 5,000 copies, this is actually less common that the UK first impression. This controversial second Bond novel was published in America nearly a year after the British first, and underwent censorship in that country mainly due to the depiction of the novel&#39;s black villains, but also due to the correction of local details. The most visible change is the fact that Chapter 5 in the original British edition of the novel entitled &#39;Nigger Heaven&#39; is unsurprisingly renamed &#39;Seventh Avenue&#39; in the American edition. The American censor also heavily edited the dialogue in this chapter to the extent that a whole passage detailing an argument between a black man and his girlfriend is entirely cut, and dialogue spoken by Felix Leiter is also edited. Not all of the changes in the text between the British and American editions of &#39;Live and Let Die&#39; were to do with the depiction of the black characters in the novel. Some of the changes that were made in the Macmillan edition had also to do with correcting minute mistakes that Fleming had made which would be noticed by a native population who were more familiar with such details as US Railroad routes and American cuisine. This was the earliest book in the series to suffer an actual ban, rather than censorship; publication in May 1954 was refused in the Republic of Ireland, a traditionally religious and moral nation. A2b(1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Recognitions

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955 First USA Edition. Fine book in a near fine Dust Jacket. The Dust Jacket has some light toning to the white edges and small tears to the spine tips. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. and dated " New York 10 Jan 1994". The authors first book, which was poorly received on publication, but slowly has built a reputation as one of the defining american novels of the second half of the 20th Century. He would not publish another novel for the next 20 years.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      Random House 1955 - Stated first printing. Inscribed, "Best", and SIGNED and dated by Thomas Gaddis on the front end paper. Stamped imprints from the Ingo Preminger Agency (producer of Mash) are on the front end paper and title page. The volume is bumped on the corners, pushed at the spine ends and has light staining on the page edges. The unclipped dust jacket is chipped (3/8") on the corners and spine ends (1/4") reaching a depth of 5/8" on the top spine folds. The front panel has a lower corner crease and is separated about half the way up the front fold. Both front and rear panels are rubbed and moderately soiled. The jacket is now protected in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) on the Current Folk Music Scene and Championing Pete Seeger

      [Brooklyn], 1955. Letter. Folds and light show-through to text resulting from the nature of the material, otherwise clean, bright, and Fine . Interesting AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, three pages on adjoining panels of an off-white folding paper towel (7-1/2" x 9-1/2"), dated "On top of old April," 1955 and sent to SING OUT, the influential folk music magazine still publishing today. Using several colors of ink, Guthrie writes what seems to be an overview of the current folk music scene concentrating on and comparing the young and upcoming Pete Seeger and Ewan MacColl, folk singer and partner of Peggy Seeger. In part [Guthrie's spellings and grammar retained]: "Artists ... do sing up and out with the pure old truth in bigger bunches and at better lower & cheaper price than I hear it sung around any other ... old printin shop or office.... I sure do believe that Petey Seeger is a real champion at more jobs then floggin his wire stringy banjo ... singing his ever better & better & better and better ... songs. He sounds honester to my poor old exploited ear than Ewan Macall's [Ewan MacColl]. I don't rekon that Macall has ever walked his land from end to end like Pete has.... Macall ever try to make his grat country's own poverty and misery and deep ... hunger and wories and fears ... and hopes all rhyme ... beat to time of a ballad song on any musicyial instrument like Pete has and habitually does.... I guess Ewan is a fine ... honest hard workin' man like England and Scotland ... so full of by the uncounted millions and to me Ewan does the best job of singing exactly what his pappa and his mama and all his ancestors and all of his back generations of dead miners have told Ewan and had sung to him all his life about. He sounds too muchly slick & polished and rehearsed and thin to me-because he sings not about what his own life sees around him but what his ancestors lived thru and heard and sang out about. They made up their ballads to tell how hard ... every minute and every hour ... and every nite.... When I sit and just read those printed words in my ... lp album here I get this terrible feeling again that I'm living in the place and scenery where it all takened place and where it all happened at but Ewan's records fail to live quite up in their feelings when I play them." Guthrie closes, "Every word you folks print up there is printed on a high high hard hittin' hard fightin' level and all your printed words needs is just a ... jillion people to sing em up and out in your high militante spirit." At the time of writing, Guthrie was a patient at the Brooklyn State Hospital (whose name he adds below his signature), where he spent years in treatment for various maladies. After a number of diagnoses, including alcoholism and schizophrenia, it was finally determined that Guthrie suffered from Huntington's disease, a genetic condition that had earlier claimed his mother's life. One of his visitors was Bob Dylan. In his autobiography CHRONICLES, Dylan recounts hearing Guthrie for the first time: "Guthrie had such a grip on things. He was so poetic and tough and rhythmic. There was so much intensity, and his voice was like a stiletto. He was like none of the other singers I ever heard, and neither were his songs.... They had the infinite sweep of humanity in them. Not one mediocre song in the bunch. Woody Guthrie tore everything in his path to pieces. For me it was an epiphany, like some heavy anchor had just plunged into the waters of the harbor.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Second World War

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd., , [1955]. 6 volumes, arge octavo. Original red cloth, brown leather labels to the spine, portrait medallion embossed on similar leather to the upper boards, gilt panels to the spines, volume titles gilt to the upper boards, dark red top-stain and endpapers. With the unprinted glassine dust jackets. Coloured frontispiece to each, and 185 half-tone plates, numerous maps, plans and diagrams, many of them folding. A near fine set, dust jackets lightly chipped and torn to edges. The Chartwell Edition, issued on the completion of Churchill&#39;s masterly account of the Second World War, includes the author&#39;s last revisions and is also fully illustrated. It was published at £12 9s 6d or 13 guineas by subscription, the standard Cassell edition cost a total of £8 on first publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Viking Rocket Story

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1955). First. First edition. Endpapers foxed, a tape shadow on the rear endpaper and flap where a previous owner had formerly affixed the jacket to the rear pastedown, very good in very good dustwrapper. Viking Hall bookplate on the front fly presenting the book with the compliments of the Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland at the opening of Viking Hall, The Hayden Planetarium, New York, June 30, 1955. Signed by Rosen, who as a scientific officer in charge of the Viking Project, as well as by J. Preston Layton (Martin company crew chief of the first Viking Project), and W.P. Murphy (Navy crew chief of the same project). All are mentioned extensively in the text. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        BATTERSEA RISE.

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1955 - SIGNED TWICE BY E. M . FORSTER--ON THE COVER & TITLE PAGE. PLUS TEXTUAL CORRECTION IN HIS HAND ('Cuckoo for Cockatoo'). Near Fine hardback First Edition, First Printing in the original patterned paper boards with mild sun spine, minimal chip, wear spine tips. No Dust Jacket as issued. 8vo. 11 pp. , 1 plate 'The Library at Battersea Rise' from a watercolor by Henrietta Thornton. This is the first chapter of Forster's then forthcoming book on Marianne Thornton (Marianne Thornton: A Domestic Biography). The present volume was published for friends of the author and publisher as a New Year's greeting. It is Rarely found Signed with only a single auction record in the last quarter century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Brass Command

      Houghton Mifflin Comapny, Boston 1955 - A very rare and scarce book in this condition. Jacket design by Michael Mitchell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gumshoe Books]
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        Typed letter from Elizabeth Taylor, on her personal stationary with original mailing envelope

      1955. Fine. Letter from Elizabeth Taylor to Marge Lettenberger, possible president of her fan club, dated March 24, 1955. Written just a month after her second child (Christopher Wilding) was born, the letter apologizes for her slow reply and remarks on how busy she's been. The letter also thanks Margie for her work on the fanclub. Letter in fine condition with beautiful signature and original envelope neatly opened at the top fold.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Crescent City, California

      n.d. (circa 1955). Fine. Oil on canvas, approximately 19-3/4” x 21-3/4” .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Three Versions From the German

      Privately Printed 1955 - Number 15 of 100 copies privately printed as a Christmas greeting for friends of Stephen Spender. Signed by Stephen Spender. Inscribed and signed by Stephen Spender to Roger Shattuck. Near fine copy. *

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The End of Eternity (inscribed copy)

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1955 - First edition of this science fiction novel, a story of travel in time, octavo, 191 pages, inscribed and signed by the author on an adhesive label affixed to the front free endpage, fine in near fine unclipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        SAS, The Global Airline.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        KYRIE ELEISON- SLOVENSKI VELIKI TEDEN

      - Publicado Por Slovenska Kulturna Akcija, En Buenos Aires, 1955. Con Versos De Tine Debeljak E Ilustraciones De Bara Remec En Negro., Con Temas Alegoricos Al Genocidio Esloveno. Rustica Editorial, En Papel Ilustracion. 70 Pp, En Formato 4º Menor. Ejemplar Numerado ( 68 De 300) Y Firmado Por Los Autores. Muy Buen Estado. 250G. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Hierofante]
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        Gift from the Sea - An Answer to the Conflict in Our Lives

      First Edition in original jacket. Copyright 1955 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh with no additional printings listed. Very clean beige boards with shells decorating cover, clean blue cloth spine with white lettering on spine. Tiny bump to lower front corner tip; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 128 pgs. Dustjacket is corner clipped with small portion of price still showing; light edge and corner wear, 1-1/2" closed tear to upper spine, clean and bright with faint trace of soiling to rear panel. Author&#39;s photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This classic inspirational work by the wife of Charles Lindbergh has been reprinted many times, but the first edition has become quite scarce, especially in nice clean collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        are: SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE

      Iroquois Falls, Ontario: Privately Printed [Contact Press], 1955 Turnbull (Gael) & Jean Beaupre. Translators. A complete set of the four mimeographed publications translated by Turnbull & Jean Beaupre in the summer of 1955, at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Summer 1955, for private distribution [Contact Press]. These four titles were reportedly limited to only 25 copies each stapled into silk screened various coloured wrappers. Once in awhile a title appears for sale usually showing considerable wear as these were fragile things. The set offered here is essentially in fine condition showing minimal use. An interesting project - the whole idea of translating 4 Quebec poets in the &#39;50&#39;s was of immense importance. Included are: SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE. Very nice indeed. $2950.00. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Steilufer an der Eckernförder Bucht. Pastell auf Papier. Um 1955. Unten rechts signiert. 36 x 47 cm. Unter Passepartout gerahmt.

      Weicher Blick auf eine kleine sandige Bucht mit Dünengras, links das Steilufer mit einigen Bäumen bei teils bewölktem Himmel.- Auf der Rückwand handschriftlich betitelt und zugeschrieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        New Orleans Sketches. Edited with Notes by Ichiro Nishizaki.

      [Tokyo:] Hokuseido, [1955] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning to endpapers, tipped-in typescript portion has been re-inserted, leaving a trace of old glue visible in the gutter. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor spots and nicks. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the editor Ichiro Nishizaki on the front free endpaper, "For Dr. Garland Taylor, with remembrances and gratitude from the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki. Tokyo, Japan", and with a typescript of the English translation of his introduction tipped-in following the Japanese language version. Nishizaki was studying the author Lafcadio Hearn when he came across this series of vignettes published in the Times-Picayune in 1925, preceding Faulkner's work as a novelist. Nishizaki took took it upon himself to collect and edit them for this volume, writing in the introduction that, "those ten or more writings of his, printed in the Times-Picayune have not been collected yet, so that I tried to edit those early works of Faulkner in his days of apprenticeship in literature, if we may so call it, picking them up from the Times-Picayune from the end of 1924&#150;1925, which papers I looked through under the good-will of Dr. Garland Taylor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane University, where I stayed as a Fulbright research scholar". The original introduction is in Japanese (the text of the vignettes is English), and for this presentation copy to Garland Taylor Nishizaki tipped-in a typescript of his introduction in English. A wonderful association copy of this scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Bride of the Innisfallen

      First edition 1st printing, Near Fine to Fine book with bumping bottom of spine, very slight bumps to top corners of boards, touch of rubbing at bottom corners, slight age toning of edges of page block; in a similar dust jacket with bumping and slight color loss bottom of spine, touch of age toning along top edge of white portions. A very nice, first state review copy of Welty’s seventh book. A Harcourt Brace review slip is tipped in at the front end page noting the review date as APR 7 1955 and that price will be $3.50 (which is the price on the flap). The first state has only a single date on the copyright page, 1955, and is extremely rare. The first state copies apparently went only to reviewers and the copyright page was corrected by adding the copyright dates for all the stories in the trade printing. A slip from a previous book seller notes that this was once the copy of John Martin, founder of Black Sparrow Press.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Co. 1955. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1955].. Cloth and boards. Trace of rubbing along lower edges of boards, narrow patch of darkening to portion of upper joint, small ink tick in extreme corner of free endsheet, otherwise about fine in dust jacket. First edition, second state of the title (a cancel with five copyright dates). Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endsheet.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints (Two Volume Cased Set)

      Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, 1955, 1965. . Both volumes have eight color plates and numerous black and white illustrations made by The Meriden Gravure Co., Meriden, CT. Bound in publisher's original rust cloth with the spines stamped in gilt and in rust cloth covered slipcases. Top edges are gilt. Volume I: The Primitives, is limited to 500 numbered copies. Volume II: Harunobu, Koryusai, Shigemasa, Their Followers and Contemporaries, is limited to 1, 000 copies. The volumes measure 15.75 by 12.25 inches (40 by 31.1 cm), Image upon request. Both volumes are in fine condition, one of the slipcases shows minor edge wear. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine condition in near fine slipcases

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Il ciclista.

      Litografia a colori di mm 390x560 su foglio di mm 430x525, prova d'artista, firmata dall'autore in basso a destra.Gino Severini (1883-1996), pittore e incisore originario di Cortona, ha saputo unire scienza ed arte, rigore costruttivo e fantasia inventiva, raggiungendo la più completa felicità espressiva innestando i valori dinamici del futurismo su quelli costruttivi del cubismo.Ottime condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Della congiura dei Pazzi

      Officina Bodoni - Mardersteig 1955 Con quattro litografie del pittore Renato Guttuso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Riminese]
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        Strountes.

      Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1955. 121,(4) s. Häftad. Ryggen något fläckig. Ett par sidor ljust missfärgade efter ilagda tidningsurklipp. Lten rättelse på s. 103. Dedikation "Till Nun från Gunnar".. "Nun" var, så klart, författarens före detta hustru

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        [Rare ensemble de publications scientifiques relatives aux gros rongeurs et essentiellement au Rat Musqué. 45 Publications en français, 8 en anglais, 7 en anglais, 2 en finnois, 2 en flamand ] MAURIN-BLANCHET, Henri, Biologie et destruction des Principaux Rongeurs de France, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1965 / Pierre MOREL, Contribution à l'étude du rat musqué en France. Le Foyer de la Somme et du Pas-de-Calais, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1949 / Albert Hugues, Le castor du Rhône, Extrait du BSNA, 1933 / L. Germand, Contribution à l'étude des castors de la région Avignonaise, Extrait du BSESCNV, 1939 / Premières captures de Rats Musqués au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 1957 / Union syndicale des Syndicats de l'Etang, Le Rat Musqué, Paris, 1929 / Van den Bruel et Moens, 3 tirés à part de Parasitica 1952, 1956 et 1957 : Essais de destruction des rats musqués par des techniques bactériologiques - Une technique de destruction du Rat musqué en cours de migration par piégeage "systématique" le long des canaux - L'asphyxie des nichées par l'hydrogène phosphorée / Commandant Caziot : Le rat musqué en Bohême in BSZF 1924 / A. Chappelier : Le Rat Musqué en France. Novembre 1933 Allemagne-Angleterre, extrait du BSNA, 1934 / A. Chappelier : Les Dangers de l'Elevage du Rat Musqué, tirage à part de la RHN, 1930 / Ministère de l'Agriculture, Bruxelles, Comment découvrir la présence du rat musqué ? 1956 / J. Bernard : Situation en Belgique et dégâts du Campagnol souterrain Pitymis Subterraneus de Selys Longchamps, Extrait de Parasitica, 1958 / J. Giban : Les raticides anticoagulants et la lutte contre les rats en Agriculture / Comité d'experts de la Peste, Premier, Deuxième et Troisième Rapports, OMS, 1950 et 1953 et 1959 / Robert Régnier, La lutte biologique contre les Campagnols - Rats et Campagnols en Agriculture, 1939 et 1934 / Robert Régnier, Principes de l'Organisation de la lutte contre les Petits Rongeurs en Agriculture, 1930 / Vallée : Contribution à l'étude des Migrations du rat musqué Ondatra Zibethica L en France, Declume, 1959 / Giban et Aubry : Extension actuelle du rat musqué en France, 1956 / Role of Refuges in Muskrat Management, Technical Wildlife Bulletin, 1954 / Muskrat pelt patterns and primeness, Technical Bulletin, 1963 / Ted O'Neil, The Muskrat in the Louisana Coastal marshes, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries / Atso Artimo, The dispersal and acclimatization of the muskrat, Ondatra Zibethicus, in Finland, Helsinki, 1960 / Max Hoffmann, Die Bisamratte, Akademische Verlag Geest & Portig, Leipzig, 1958 / Emil Zed, Untersuchungen über den Hodenabstieg bei Nagern, Nürnberg, 1934 / Dr Samuel Mehl, Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Bisamratte, Verla Datterrer & Cie, München, 1954

      Liste partielles des Titres principaux : 45 publications en français dont :: MAURIN-BLANCHET, Henri, Biologie et destruction des Principaux Rongeurs de France, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1965, 101 pp. / Pierre MOREL, Contribution à l'étude du rat musqué en France. Le Foyer de la Somme et du Pas-de-Calais, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1949, 101 pp. / Albert Hugues, Le castor du Rhône, Extrait du BSNA, 1933, 38 pp. / L. Germand, Contribution à l'étude des castors de la région Avignonaise, Extrait du BSESCNV, 1939, 8 pp. / Premières captures de Rats Musqués au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 1957, pp. 41-51 / Union syndicale des Syndicats de l'Etang, Le Rat Musqué, Paris, 1929, 8 pp. / Van den Bruel et Moens, 3 tirés à part de Parasitica 1952, 1956 et 1957 : Essais de destruction des rats musqués par des techniques bactériologiques - Une technique de destruction du Rat musqué en cours de migration par piégeage "systématique" le long des canaux - L'asphyxie des nichées par l'hydrogène phosphorée - Commandant Caziot : Le rat musqué en Bohême in BSZF 1924 / A. Chappelier : Le Rat Musqué en France. Novembre 1933 Allemagne-Angleterre, extrait du BSNA, 1934, 26 pp. / A. Chappelier : Les Dangers de l'Elevage du Rat Musqué, tirage à part de la RHN, 1930, 24 pp. / Ministère de l'Agriculture, Bruxelles, Comment découvrir la présence du rat musqué ? 1956, 12 pp. / J. Bernard : Situation en Belgique et dégâts du Campagnol souterrain Pitymis Subterraneus de Selys Longchamps, Extrait de Parasitica, 1958, pp. 58-74 / J. Giban : Les raticides anticoagulants et la lutte contre les rats en Agriculture / Comité d'experts de la Peste, Premier, Deuxième et Troisième Rapports, OMS, 1950 et 1953 et 1959, 32 et 14 pp. et 52 pp. / Robert Régnier, La lutte biologique contre les Campagnols - Rats et Campagnols en Agriculture, 1939 et 1934, 15 et 8 pp. / Robert Régnier, Principes de l'Organisation de la lutte contre les Petits Rongeurs en Agriculture, 1930, 6 pp. / Vallée : Contribution à l'étude des Migrations du rat musqué Ondatra Zibethica L en France, Declume, 1959, pp. 329-340 / Giban et Aubry : Extension actuelle du rat musqué en France, 1956, pp. 34-45 / 2 vol. du Bulletin Française de Pisciculture, 1930 et 1933 : "La lutte contre le rat musqué en Tchécoslovaquie" et "Rat musqué et Ragondin" / Role of Refuges in Muskrat Management, Technical Wildlife Bulletin, 1954 / Muskrat pelt patterns and primeness, Technical Bulletin, 1963 / Ted O'Neil, The Muskrat in the Louisana Coastal marshes, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries / Atso Artimo, The dispersal and acclimatization of the muskrat, Ondatra Zibethicus, in Finland, Helsinki, 1960 / Max Hoffmann, Die Bisamratte, Akademische Verlag Geest & Portig, Leipzig, 1958 / Emil Zed, Untersuchungen über den Hodenabstieg bei Nagern, Nürnberg, 1934 / Dr Samuel Mehl, Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Bisamratte, Verla Datterrer & Cie, München, 1954 Nombreux travaux dédicacés. Rare réunion de 64 ouvrage et articles scientifiques essentiellement consacrés au Rat musqué. Prix du lot. Français

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        Rainy Night

      Chicago, 1955. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Signed. From edition of 100. Image measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful night city scene in Chicago. James Swann (1905-1985) was born in Texas. He moved to Chicago in 1933 where he became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

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        WATERFRONT. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1955 Schulberg, Budd. WATERFRONT. Signed Presentation Copy. New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. 8vo., 322pp. A near fine copy in dust jacket designed by Jerome Kuhl showing minimal use. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper: "For Bill & Hanna Ecker / Kindest personal regards / Budd Schulberg". An important novel, Waterfront is an equal to Schulberg&#39;s What Makes Sammy Run & The Disenchanted. Schulberg wrote the 1954 Academy Award winning screenplay for "On The Waterfront" on which the book is based & which also won Best Picture for a total of 8 Oscars. The film directed by Elia Kazan, about mob violence & corruption among longshoremen, has become a standard of its kind. It stared Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb & with Marlon Brando in his Academy Award-winning role as ex-boxer, Terry Malloy. "I coulda had class... I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum". The film was based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1955. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping. along top and bottom edges, a sticker stain to spine panel, and a bit. of age tanning but no show though on the outer surface. (#142674). First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. "... a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online).

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        Best American Short Stories 1955, 1956, 1957

      Houghton Mifflin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1955, 1956, 1957. Three volumes of Best American Short Stories, each including a story by Eastlake and each inscribed by Eastlake to his father. The first volume, which contains "Little Joe," is inscribed simply, "With love/Bill," and is tight, but the covers are stained from use: a good copy in a very good dust jacket with one foredge stain, some edge creasing, and a chip to the crown. The second volume contains "The Quiet Chimneys" and is inscribed "For Pap/ with love/ Bill." Some offsetting to spine; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the corners and spine ends. The third volume contains "The Unhappy Hunting Grounds" and is inscribed "Love for Pap/ Bill." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the spine extremities. Eastlake's early fiction, including his first three novels and these early stories, were set in the American southwest; he helped put that region on the literary map, to be followed by such writers as John Nichols, Tony Hillerman, Leslie Marmon Silko and later Cormac McCarthy. Provenance: Eastlake's estate (Marilyn Hill). These were the first three appearances of six total for Eastlake in B.A.S.S.; his first novel, Go in Beauty, came out in 1956. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954. Arranged and with an introduction by S. John Woods.

      London: Faber & Faber, (1955).. First edition, 4to, 160 pp. 243 illustrations, a few in colour. Buckram, d.w. with some minor rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy still held in its original cardboard box.

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        THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1955. boards.. Just a hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in very good dust. jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners, a bit of soiling to. rear panel, and faint sticker stain on front flap. A nice copy of a. scarce book. (#142683). First edition. Asimov's first collection of short fiction. Collects "The Martian Way," "Youth," a first contact story, "The Deep," an amusing Earth invaded by aliens satire, and "Sucker Bait," all written between 1952 and 1954. "Good traditional SF of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 21. Most of the best of his short stories ... was initially assembled in a series of impressive volumes, including THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES (1955), EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH: SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF OUR OWN PLANET (1957) and NINE TOMORROWS: TALES OF THE NEAR FUTURE (1959)." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online).

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        Charlotte And The White Horse - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most attractive First Edition/First Printing [Hanrahan A18] in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket. Some chipping and soiling of dustjacket, but in general it is clean and bright; The fantasy story of a little girl, named Charlotte, and her little white horse, Milky Way from the time Milky Way was born and took his first wobbly steps and from the beginning of the day to the end when Charlotte tells him goodnight and leaves her horse a bowl of water, hay, and oats .

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        THE RECOGNITIONS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955)., 1955 William Gaddis. THE RECOGNITIONS. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. First Edition of the author&#39;s seminal first novel. Thick 8vo., 956pp., Spine titled in gilt - A near fine or better example - Publisher&#39;s original black cloth, embossed dragon design on the upper cover, the text block clean & free of blemish, names, notes & nonsense. In a near fine dustwrapper showing minimal use, one tiny closed tear mended with clear tape on the inside. A very nice copy of this highly prized mid-century modern American High Spot in our TBCL custom leather & marbled paper clamshell case in very fine condition.. 1st Edition.

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        The Historic King Arthur and the Arthurian Romances

      Glastonbury: n.p., (1955). Unpublished manuscript. Fine. Unpublished manuscript. 200pp. written in ink on one side only, bound with cord into a light board cover. 7-1/2 x 9&#39;. The manuscript, entirely in Webb&#39;s legible hand, contains a preface &#39;To the Critic&#39;; a foreword by Albert C. R. Carter, King Arthur&#39;s Champion, Knights of the Round Table Club (est. 1720); the main textual sections divided into The Historic King Arthur and The Arthurian Romance; and four appendices: King Arthur&#39;s Grave at Glastonbury; Royal Pilgrimages to King Arthur&#39;s Tomb; Tintagel and Camelot; and King Arthur and Glastonbury. Laid in are three letters by Webb dated April, 1955, and addressed to Gerald Henderson, Deputy Knight Remembrancer of the Knights of the Round Table Club. In the letters, Webb transmits the manuscript, indicating that he has kept a copy and hoping that it might be published. Albert E. Webb was a printer and longtime resident of Glastonbury, whose published works include &#39;Glastonbury in Ynyswytryn (Isle of Avalon)&#39;; &#39;Glastonbury Abbey&#39;; and &#39;Glastonbury: Legend, Tradition, History&#39;.

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        No Boundaries

      Ballantine Books New York: Ballantine Books. (1955). First. First edition. Slightest toning to the pages, still fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. An especially fresh copy. .

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        NO BOUNDARIES

      New York: Ballantine Books New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. cloth.. Some tanning to text paper, some glue residue on front free end paper. from private owner's bookplate (no longer present), else a fine copy. in near fine dust jacket with short closed tear to upper front panel,. mild rubbing to spine folds, corners and spine ends, mild shelf wear. to head of spine panel, and small closed tear to upper rear panel.. Dust jacket art by Richard Powers. (#126259). First edition. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7.

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