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        Hier. Gedicht. In: alpha. Neue Dichtung. 1. Jahrgang. Mai 1955 Folge 4. Weitere Beiträge von George Forestier : Freiheit blau in die Haut geätzt. Hanns Weisenborn. Morgen. Geburt. Hertha Kräftner : Aus dem Pariser Tagebuch Heinrich Ringleb : Szene geflirtet. Mond unter Null. Der Schrecken.

      Wien, alpha-Verlag, 1955. 4 Blatt. Originalbroschur mit Faksimile-Abbildung einer Widmung von JEAN COCTEAU für alpha. Auf Umschlag Stempel \"Belegexemplar\" . Am Rand des Celangedichts in winziger Schrift eine Anmerkung. Die hintere Umschlagseite bei den Autoren kleine Kreuzchen, sonst doch gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Publikation. EINGELEGT in : Paul Celan. Verlagsprospekt des Verlags SUHRKAMP, 8 Seiten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Sargasso Of Space

      New York: Gnome Press, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 185 Pp. First Edition, Second Binding Of Beige Boards Lettered In Black. Book Is Fine, No Wear Or Marks, Pages With Average Aging. Dj Complete, Not Price Clipped, Some Fading Of Spine Background Color To A Lighter Blue, No Chips Or Tears, Trace Of Rubbing At Some Areas At Center Of Spine And Corners, 1/4" Rubbing At Top Of Front Flap Fold.

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        Cogne Ciel. Poème de Emmanuel Looten, Dessins et Composition de Karel Appel.

      Paris, Michel Tapié, 1955. In-folio (50x37cm) 4 ff. en carton léger pliés. Lithographies de Karel Appel, dont 3 sont imprimés sur fond de couleurs (jaune, bleu et rouge). 2 corrections à l'encre rouge. Pliure découpée. Exemplaires hors commerce non numérotés, en plus du tirage limité à 175 ex. Rare.

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      - (ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR)illus. FROG WENT A-COURTIN' by John Langstaff. NY: Harcourt Brace (1955). 8 1/2 x 11", boards, Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with tiny hole in spine and slightest bit of rubbing. Stated 1st edition. A 400 year old Scottish story-song is here made into a story. Illustrated by Rojan with fabulous lithographs that bring the tale to life. Caldecott Award Winner. This is one of the rarest first editions Caldecott winners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Acceptance World (Double-Signed First)

      Heinemann 1955 - First edition, first impression of the third volume of A Dance to the Music of Time, signed by Anthony Powell to the title page and with a wry comment and additional signature to the ffep. Pasted onto the ffep is a review from c.1962 of the series to date, which makes an unfavourable comparison of Powell to Waugh; beneath, Powell has playfully written: “Noted without enthusiasm. Anthony Powell”. Very Good: firm and square binding in sharp red cloth; bright gilt; tanned to the edge of the page block; previous owner’s bookplate to the front pastedown (hidden by wrapper flap), else crisp and clean; crack to the binding at the last printed page, with no looseness at all, that page, however, has been torn for its top 4cm at the gutter but remains very firmly adhered. The unclipped dustwrapper (12s 6d net stated) is Very Good: bright and vibrant; a little toning to the spine, top-edge and extremities of the rear panel; lightly rubbed to the spine tips and corners with a tiny chip to the head of the spine; two closed tears (2.5cm & 1cm), sealed to the verso with archival, acid-free mending tissue; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. An attractive copy with the distinction of Powell’s signature (twice). All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      London: The Bodley Head, 1955. A just about Fine copy of the book with bright gilt and clean, unmarred pages. Spine a trifle cocked, otherwise in excellent condition. In a bright, Near Fine dust jacket with minor wear at the crown, some foxing on the rear panel and a small blemish at the base of the front panel where the color is off. The sixth and penultimate book in the Narnia series. The sixth novel of C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1955. The Magician's Nephew takes place before The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and acts as a prequel to the series. Although it again follows the adventures of a group of interlopers into a magical - and dangerous - fantasy world, and shares Lewis' focus on the Christian values of sin and redemption, the tone of the book is actually much funnier and more lighthearted than the rest of the volumes in the series. The Chronicles of Narnia are, of course, immensely popular. The books have been published in over 40 languages, and sold over 100 million copies. "I'm happy to report that Narnia has now produced one of its best crops." (Contemporary New York Times Review). about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books 1955 - Signed. 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). Signed by Ray Bradbury on the front free end paper and inscribed to a former owner "To Jack! This rare copy of "The October Country"with good wishes! From Ray Bradbury Oct. 7, 1999." Very Good with light rubbing to cloth at extremities and a small touch of fraying at the base of the spine, light fading at spine and several tiny stains to front cover. Light toning to pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; with light chipping, light edge wear, light creasing, light soiling and light foxing. A nice copy, with a large, full page inscription by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Questa era la mia vita

      MILANO: ALDO MARTELLO EDITORE, 1955. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 15 22,5. USATO

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        La marraine de sel

      First edition, one of the review copies. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author (Andrew) Rolland of Renéville. Tiny bites are not serious on the back, complete copy of his prayer inserted. Autographs shipments Maurice Thicket is rare. Source: Library of André Rolland Renéville. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Gallimard Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Typed Letter Signed to John Ringling North

      Denver, 1955. unbound. 1 page, 8.75 x 6.75 inches, written in Denver on White House letterhead, September 2, 1955 -- a response to a letter from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus manager John Ringling North, regarding problems confronting production among American farmers, in part: "...We are, of course deeply concerned with the problems confronting the farm areas where the income is down...We have been studying ways and means to meet the situation in a positive manner...I will pass your suggestion along..." Two punch holes at the top; several horizontal folds. Very good condition.

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        La resistenza al fascismo scritti e testimonianze

      FELTRINELLI, MILANO 1955 - Universale Economica Serie documenti ITALIANO Legatura editoriale, copertina flessibile, in cartoncino, plastificata, con alette; tracce d'uso, estremità sciupate, piatti in parte anneriti. Pagine severamente ingiallite dal tempo, con bruniture alle estremità e ai tagli. Prefazione di Giovanni Pirelli. Volume I, serie 201 della collana.

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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1955. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket, spine lightly faded, very slightly nicked on spine ends. First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Decorated holograph letter to Kenneth B. Sawyer]

      the author, Paris 1955 - Four-page penned letter to Sawyer, on recto and verso of two sheets of paper decorated with scattered bits of pasted illustrations and colored paper, the text written around these additions. The letter has been folded into quarters for mailing, otherwise very good; original envelope with postal cancellations is also present. Koenig, born in Seattle, served in France at the end of World War II and fell in love with the country. After studying at the Sorbonne, he met Jean Robert Arnaud and opened a gallery (and personal relationship) with him in Paris. This would presumably be how Koenig met Sawyer, who had written on the arts for the Paris Herald Tribune, but by this time was living in Baltimore. In an amiable letter packed with personal observations on the Paris art world, Koenig discusses the local reception of his work. "One said 'Too American still,' and another 'Too personal, you must learn to have the humility of the medieval artisans.' The first I am not ashamed of, the second left me a bit cool, I still like being an individual." It appears that Sawyer had attempted to find a job for Koenig as an art critic with the NY Herald Tribune; Koenig apologizes for failing to pursue this opportunity. "Feared that I had already much too much to do, felt that it was more important to paint than to criticize other painters." Goes on, however, to assess the work of other local artists, including Paul Jenkins and Gianni Bertini. "And Viseux is doing God knows what." Notes that a letter by Sawyer is going to have its first "injurious" line removed for publication, though "I am quite in agreement with you - Herta W. was quite amused to see her ex-husband taken down a peg or two." . "I would like to have a visite d'atelier of Rothko, Pollock and Still eventually. They are none the less leaders of a whole new world in painting." Praises Dorothy Miller of the MMA who visited and "was in love with the gentleness, and bless her, good food of Paris. A real LADY. Sort of the Queen Kelly of modern art. One of that small part of the intelligentsia Americana which shows you that we are not ONLY decadent barbares."

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        Szenenbild in einer Tanzszene zusammen mit dem amerikanisch-russischen Tänzer Nicholas Polajenko (*1932 New York). Orig.-Photo.

      (Paris), Studio Lipnitzki um 1955. - Silbergelatineabzug. 17,8 x 11,8 cm (randlos). Vintage print. Rückseitig Stempel des Photographen, weiterer Stempel "Grand Ballett du Marquis de Cuevas" und handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Rosella Hightower (und) Nicholas Polajenko", der Name Hightowers ist durchgestrichen und wohl von der Hand Consuelos durch ihren ersetzt. Aufnahme gut erhalten, lediglich im Oberrand minimal knittrig. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Unterschrift der Tänzerin für den deutschen Schauspieler Kai Möller. Consuelo wurde in Rio de Janeiro durch Nina Verchinina und Tatjana Leskova ausgebildet und debütierte dort am Teatro Municipal. Ab 1953 tanzte sie beim Ensemble des "Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas" bis zu dessen Auflösung 1958. Danach war sie Ballettlehrerin in Serge Golovines Ensemble in Genf und gründete dort später eine eigene Tanzschule. Polajenko war Schüler von Aanatole Vilzak in New York und debütierte in Musicals. 1948 ging er nach Europa und wurde Mitglied des Ballet des Champs Elysée. Ab 1951 tanzte er in Petits Company und an der Metropolitan Opera in New York etc. Von 1956-62 war er Principal des "Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas". Die Aufnahme stammt aus dem berühmten Pariser Atelier Lipnitzkis (manche Biographen geben als Geburtsort auch Odessa an). Er kam 1921 nach Paris und eröffnete sein erstes Studio mit Hilfe des Modeschöpfers Paul Poiret, der ihm seine Klientel zuführte. Lipnitzki photographierte für die großen Modehäuser wie Heim, Schiaparelli, Chanel etc., am Theater, beim Ballett, in Künstlerateliers und bei gesellschaftlichen Ereignissen. Berühmt sind seine zahlreichen Portraits der Größen der Pariser Gesellschaft, wie z.B. Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Igor Strawinski, Serge Lifar u.v.a. Während der deutschen Okkupation Frankreichs war er in New York im Exil, eröffnete danach aber erneut in Paris ein Studio zusammen mit seinem Bruder. Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 4thd imp./3rd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom red leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 4th impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 3rd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Very Good Plus dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with some minor chipping and loss at the spine ends and flap fold areas. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, and shows the 4th impression points of the "V" to the bottom of the photo and trimming of the upper edge of the "T" in Tolkien, not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is some rubbing at the spine and flap fold areas with minor color loss and/or chips, beautiful bright colors, a short closed tear at the bottom of the spine along with a tiny bit of tanning to the spine. The Return of the King dustjacket is not price clipped and has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the lower spine and flap folds but none along the edges. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted, one light scuff to the back board of The Return of the King. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full red leather slipcase compliments the bright colors of the dustjackets, and is stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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        À La Pecherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu. [Portfolio of Shoes].

      New York Andy Warhol 1955 - 16 sheets 24.8 x 34.9 cm. 1 sheet 51.1 x 66.6 cm. 1 sheet 63.5 x 48.3 cm. 18 offset hand-coloured lithographs on wove paper by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martins aniline watercolour dye. Originally issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in printed covers, the present copy also contains one extra double-sized illustration of a boot with no caption (a boot of the same style was used by Warhol for a separate work as part of an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year). Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, is responsible for the calligraphy captions. The title on the cover of the work, meanwhile, is hand-written in ink and reads 'À La Pecherche du Shoe Perdu.' This misspelling may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earliest that Warhola completed. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then coloured by hand at one of Warhol's 'colouring parties.' This delightful portfolio is rare, as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of all the plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate.

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        Epoca - Anno VI nn. 227 - 233 - 235 - 242 - 245 - 246 - 250 - 261 - 269 - 270 - 272 - 273 del 1955 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1955 - ITALIANO Dodici fascicoli del 1955. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Le rime

      EDIZIONI CREMONESE, ROMA 1955 - I classici azzurri ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo in oro al dorso in tassello rosso. Mancante di sovracoperta. Pagine in buono stato, con leggere bruniture ai tagli. Con le note di Giacomo Leopardi. Volume n. X ( 10 ) della collana.

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        Susan's Teeth and Much About Scrimshaw.

      (Nantucket: Tetaukimmo Press, 1955). sep 22 2017. 62 pp. plus b/w photo halftone plates. First edition. The scrimshaw book of fabled rarity, centering around the teeth carved aboard the Nantucket whaler “Susan.” Much useful information on other items and artists as well. Endpapers lightly foxed, but a very good copy in original cloth over printed boards.

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        A Two Page Hand Written Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with hand addressed envelope, contains reference to 'finishing Vol 3 of The Lord of the Rings

      1955 - Signed by Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Miss Turnbull, on his letterhead, with 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address. May 19th, 1955 Dear Miss Turnbull, Your munificent and magnificent gift arrived safely on May 17th (I think). I am ashamed of not letting you know at once, but I have been vexed with 'administrations' during the last few days. Though sending off the last (marginal note) 'and at last' items for Vol III might have seemed a suitable occasion for the withdrawing of at least one cork, I have so far refrained: but when I drink I shall remember with (verso) a gratitude at least as warm and deep as Old Rory felt for his bottles of Old Winyards. I can only hope Vol. III will be up to it! Yours sincerely, J.R.R. Tolkien Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Oxford on May 19, 1955 and addressed to: Miss Turnbull, Airy Hill, Whitby, Yorkshire Housed in a Custom Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / N/a. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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      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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        Images de Sefarad.: 18 eaux-fortes originales et 9 bois gravés de Goldkorn / introduction de Jean Cassou ; notices historiques de Cecil Roth ; textes de grands maîtres du Judaïsme Espagnol.

      Caractères. 1955 - Folio. Loose as issued in folder and slip-case. With English text supplement. No.20/114 copies on fil du marais, signed by Goldkorn. A little thumbed, short tear at head of spine, small paper label at foot of spine., slipcase rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Earthlight [ First Edition Hardcover]

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - 186 Pp. Yellow-Brown Cloth With Spine Lettering In Blue. [There Are Several Variants Of The Cloth Color, No Known Priority]. The Publisher's Personal Copy, Direct From The Publisher's Library. Handwritten "Production Dept" On Front Pastedown, As Is Sometimes Found In The Publisher's Copies. Book Clean, No Wear, Spine Lettering As New, Pages Aged As Usual. Dj Complete, Not Price-Clipped. Tiny Rub At Top Of Front Spine Edge, Small Damp Spots At Top And Bottom Of Spine And Adjacent Area Of Rear Panel, Some Foxing Along Spine Folds And Rear Panel, A Little Fading To Green Color On Spine Panel And Very Faint Foxing To Spine Panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Quiet American.

      Heinemann, 1955 - First Edition. 8vo. 247pp. Prussian blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. Patterned dustwrapper complete with rare Book Society wraparound band. A near fine copy with clean boards. No inscriptions or foxing. A couple of tiny transluscent marks to front board. No inscriptions & no foxing to textblock. The near fine dustwrapper is complete with very light toning to spine. Original price of 13s6dnet on front flap. One of the Observer's All Time 100 best novels & scarce with original wraparound band. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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

      1955 - ("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". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Jupiter's Darling (Original title sequence artwork, director credit, for the 1955 film)

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], Beverly Hills, CA 1955 - Original title sequence artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film, the credit for director George Sidney, carved into a wall with two Romans standing by to the right, leading to a stormy sky. Archivally framed, mounted, and matted, with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. Unexamined out of frame.Based on Robert Sherwood's 1927 anti-war comedy play, "The Road to Rome," this was the 11th and final "aquamusical" picture made featuring Williams as a bathing beauty. Set is ancient Rome, Williams plays Amytis, who must successfully swim the Tiber before the closing credits.Gouache artwork 24.5 x 4.5 inches. Frame 34.5 x 14.5 inches. Near Fine. Hirschhorn, p. 346.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      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!]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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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.

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