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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc. ]
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