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        Death Comes For the Archbishop

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955 - Bound in full reddish-orange morocco by Bayntun; all edges gilt; spine stamped with gilt Catholic motifs; fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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 – very good condition – five raised bands, gilt decorated with gilt titles, a little faded. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition – top corners bumped. Boards – very good condition – cloth with a gilt cockerel to the front board. Page edges – very good condition – top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition. Binding – 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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        ELOISE

      - THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, slight offset on front paste-down else near Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with light soil and a few small chips. Stated first printing of the of the first Eloise book, illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pictorial endpapers plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illustration. Great copy, increasingly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Blick aus meinem Fenster. Graf-Anton-Weg 3. Farbiges Aquarell auf Büttenpapier. Links unten vom Künstler in Bleistift signiert, rechts unten mit *Rolf Diener, 18.3. (19)55 * signiert und datiert.

      Hamburg 1955 - Blattmaß ca. 31 x 45,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird der Blick aus dem Fenster auf die schneebeckte Umgebung am Graf-Anton-Weg 3 ( ( 22459 Hamburg ) in Hamburg-Niendorf. Das Blatt an den Ecken teils etwas angeknickt und mit kleinen Randläsionen, das Blatt auf stärkerem Karton fest montiert. ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 93f ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

      Trianon Press. 1955. Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full blue morocco, slipcase, a very good copy. De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies (VI-XX) with proof samples of the two-colour collotype, a collotype guide, and an original stencil. Limited overall to 526 copies in all, this being number XVI; the superb color facsimile of the Rosenwald-LC copy (Z). One of the scarcest, and the most desirable of all the magnificent Trianon Press Blake facsimiles which have been hailed as the finest examples of colour collotype facsimile printing of the 20th century. The colophon notes that as many as thirty stencils were used to create each plate. Bentley, Blake Books, 187.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        La treille Muscate *

      M. Lubineau, Paris 1955. - En feuilles 23 x 16, couverture illustrée rempliée, tirée en sépia avec titre en noir, double emboîtage simili croco crème avec titre or. L'un des 25 exemplaires hors-commerce numérotés en romain, icelui nominatif, avec suite en bistre avec remarques et tirage sur soie du frontispice comme les 40 exemplaires de tête, ces derniers comportant en sus une autre même suite en noir. Illustré de gravures à toutes pages (protégées par des serpentes) de Marianne Clouzot, répétées, en sus de trois dessins originaux signés et d'un essai de tirage de double page en variante. Exemplaire exemplaire de ce ravissant et délicat petit illustré, agréable à consulter vu le modeste format, imprimé au nom de Henri Clouzot, son père, critique d'art réputé à ne pas confondre avec le cinéaste Henri-Georges. Avec ses 57 compositions gravées, couverture et vignette de titre comprises, c'est un copieux travail, soigneusement mis en valeur par l'impression un rien bicolore sur beau papier et la mise en page avec des plages de respiration pour les titres et les finales ymagées de culs-de-lampe. L'un des trois dessins signés est un motif de couverture, un autre une variante de composition sur les marges de la page 38 et le dernier sur la première garde une composition inédite à pleine page dédicacée par l'auteur.Bel ensemble ainsi personnalisé.

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        COLD WAR ARTIFACT] Pamyatka soldatu i matrosu: Deistviya v usloviyakh primeneniya atomnogo, khimicheskogo i bakteriologicheskogo oruzhiya [i.e. Memo for a Soldier: Protocol of actions during atomic, chemical and bacteriological attacks]

      Voyennoye izd-vo Minesterstva Oborony Soyuza SSR, Moscow 1955 - 128 pp.: ill. In original illustrated wrappers. Near fine. Small tears of the spine. With a printed stamp on the back cover "Not for sale". The small memo is divided into three sections: 'What you need to know about atomic, chemical and bacteriological weapons', 'How to act during atomic, chemical or bacteriological attacks', 'How to protect yourself from atomic, chemical or bacteriological attacks'. It is filled with illustrations to ease the understanding of instructions. Publication of such brochure during peacetime was motivated by escalation of the conflict (Cold War) between USA and USSR. In 1950-1953 during Korean war the conflict reached the highest point at that time. Both USA and USSR were rapidly increasing number of weapons. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        River of Adventure - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

      Macmillan, London 1955 - HARDBACK - A near fine book that has been inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. No other owner names or inscriptions are present. The yellow and patterned boards are very clean indeed, with no fading to the spine. The dust wrapper is in very good or better condition, with light toning to the spine, with the odd small chip to the extremities. A nice dust wrapper that has not been price clipped, and covers the book tightly [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery. Edited from the original manuscripts by J. C. Beaglehole with the assistance of J. A. Williamson, J. W. Davidson, and R. A. Skelton. Four volumes and a portfolio: charts & views, drawn by Cook and his officers and reproduced from the original manuscripts.

      Cambridge: for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1955–74 - 5 text volumes in 4, large octavo, together with folio portfolio containing plates. Original blue cloth, titles to spines and profile of Cook to covers in gilt. Text volumes with the dust jackets. An excellent set in the jackets, vol. I price-clipped, spines toned with a couple of faint marks, and a couple of short closed tears. Frontispiece to each volume, maps and illustrations throughout; portfolio with 58 black and white plates, numbered and folding, and a list of illustrations, single quire and wire-stitched. First editions, first impressions of the definitive texts of Cook's Voyages. Volume I contains the Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768–71 with a contextualizing introduction covering the exploration of the Pacific before Cook; volume II, Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772–75, contains the full text of Cook's journal, together with "supplementary material which casts light from other sources", including "Extracts from Officer's Records" and the journal of the astronomer William Wales; volume III, parts I and II, the Voyages of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776–80, reprints the full text of Cook's own holograph journals, together with Anderson and Samwell's journals and further extracts from other officer's records, including those of Clerke and King for the progress of the voyage after Cook's death; Volume IV is Beaglehole's Life. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sigurd. Die Falle. Heft Nr. 1 / Piccolo - Comic. Der ritterliche Held.

      16quer, 32 s/w Seiten, farbig illustr. Originalheft in Klarsichthülle - guter Zustand - um 1955. co260

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Saucers / Three Issues: June, September and December of 1955; UFO

      Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1955 Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1955. First Editions. The June, September and December editions of 1955 (volume 3, nos. 2,3, and 4. Stapled wraps, small octavo, 16 pp each. Uneven sunning to covers, and previous owners stamp to covers (two of these on the June issues, but otherwise remarkably sharp and well-preserved. Very Good, because of the sunning, else, really, near fine. See scans. Three small, short pieces of history from the early years of the investigation of the still-growing UFO mystery. Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International and editor of this, the organization's newsletter, was one of the very first to spend long serious hours on the subject. All issues included discussions on the subject by professionals, as well as summary reports on many current UFO sightings. Miller himself wrote some of the contents, with contributions from John Otto (another early luminary, a paranormal and UFO investigator and radio talk show host), Daniel W. Fry, Rose Hackett, James F. Roddy, Dr. Alfred Nahon, Orfeo Angelucci (author of "Son of the Sun", and an early claimed contactee), Arthur Constance, George Hunt Williamson, Abraham J. Ausman, Orville H. Mitchell and Ray Stanford. Small, short but trenchant and very rare collectible pieces from the first years of the field. L-100

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        Alte Heimat Kuhländchen. Jahrgänge 1955 - 2016 (fast komplett!) Mitteilungen des Vereins heimattreuer Kuhländler.

      Heidelberg; später: Wiesloch, 1955 - 2016. - Angeboten wird ein Konvolut der Jahrgänge 1955 - 2016 der Vertriebenenpublikation "Alte Heimat Kuhländchen". Es fehlen folgende Hefte: 11/56, 7/57, 1/61 und 4/87. Die Jahrgänge 1957, -58, -61, -87 und 2007-16 als lose Einzelhefte, die übrigen fest in Jahrgangsbänden gebunden. Ehem. Archivex. teilw. mit Stempel innen. Hefte vereinzelt seitlich gelocht, teilw. altersbedingte Seitennachdunkelung. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Dem Konvolut liegen diverse Aparthefte der Jge. 1952 und 1954 bei. --- Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts berechnen wir zusätzliche Versandkosten bei Auslandsbestellungen. Bitte setzen Sie sich vorab mit uns in Verbindung. mbx sdx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 65000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        The Inheritors

      First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, dust jacket. London, Faber and Faber.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

      , 1955, 1959 First edition with the miss spelling of Seymour (Seymore) on page 173. The cover has some sunning on the top and the dust jacket has some wear and small chips on the top. Blue cloth with gold lettering that is somewhat faint.

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        Un paese

      Einaudi, Torino 1955 - In 4 piccolo (cm 23 x 29,5), pp. 104 + (4). Legatura editoriale in piena tela con sovraccoperta (lievissimi taglietti riparati al margine superiore della sovraccoperta). 88 fotografie in bianco/nero di Paul Strand, testo di Cesare Zavattini. Edizione originale di "uno dei primi fotolibri italiani a poter essere ritenuto tale per l'intento progettuale in relazione al testo e alle immagini grazie all'accuratezza della grafica e della realizzazione, oltre che per il valore poetico e descrittivo. E' stato considerato, e continua tutt'oggi a esserlo, uno dei classici della storia della fotografia.". Zavattini "celebre scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista di fama internazionale", insieme a Paul Strand "uno dei maggiori fotografi americani allora viventi" inaugurano una nuova modalita' d'indagine: "il libro esamina il passato, quello della tradizione contadina, in particolare di Luzzara e della Pianura Padana, in stretta relazione con la modernita', creando un dialogo tra passato e presente. Il testo di Zavattini, sotto forma di intervista ai suoi compaesani, offre uno spaccato della memoria collettiva, uno dei primi esperimenti in questa direzione.". Strand e Zavattini si incontrano a Roma nel 1952 e qui Strand dona allo scrittore italiano il suo libro 'La France de Profil' e gli illustra la sua idea di realizzare un libro fotografico sull'Italia. Zavattini si entusiasma e pensa che questo testo possa rientrare nella collana 'Italia mia', a cui stava da tempo lavorando, e proposta prima a Bompiani e poi a Einaudi. Proprio perÂl'editore torinese i libroÂuscira' nel 1955 come il primo titolo della collana Italia mia. (Cfr. Laura Gasparini. Paul Strand e Cesare Zavattini. Un paese: la storia e l'eredita', Silvana editoriale, 2017). ITA

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        1953-1966 BERKELEY CINEMA GUILD PROGRAMS with PAULINE KAEL'S EARLIEST FILM REVIEWS

      Large, Early Run, of BERKELEY CINEMA GUILD and CINEMA GUILD AND STUDIO Film PROGRAMS. 71 Programs, from 1953 through 1966. Berkeley Cinema Guild is considered to have been the first Repertory Cinema in the U.S., and the Berkeley Cinema Guild And Studio is considered to have been the first multi screen cinema in America. PAULINE KAEL MANAGED the Berkeley Cinema Guild And Studio from 1955 through 1960. In her role as manager she selected the films AND WROTE CAPSULE FILM REVIEWS for the programs. Her role as manager, film buyer, and capsule film review writer for the Berkeley Cinema Guild became the springboard for and the foundation of her career as a world renowned film critic. Normally published semi monthly, though the initial issues, years 1952 through 1954 and the first couple issues of 1955, had a less frequent and somewhat random issuance. The programs are all paper pamphlets of various formats. The early years were either thin booklets with four to eight pages or double fold sheets that opened up to make six panels. Most of the later years folded open to become a single broadside sheet. The pamphlets when folded measured 6x8 to 6x9.5 inches, with one even a bit smaller. The issues of 1955 through 1964 (10 years, years 4 through 13 of the Berkeley Cinema Guild And Studio) are COMPLETE (59 issues, with the first two issues of 1955 encompassing three months instead of the normal two months). This complete 10 year run includes ALL THE FILM PROGRAMS issued by PAULINE KAEL while she managed the Cinema Guild. There are 9 issues from the beginning years (1952 through 1954, years 1, 2 and 3 of the Berkeley Cinema Guild). These mostly do not state the year they were issued, though one has the year 1953, one (a Fall Series program) thanks its patrons for their support "after only six months of operation" so likely 1952, three have the locations of the Berkeley Cinema Guild as FINNISH BROTHERHOOD HALL and ODD FELLOWS HALL, so probably 1952 or 1953, and one has the date October November December 1954. I do not know if these are all that were published in the period, 1952 to 1954. There are 3 random programs post 1965: Fall 1965 (14th Year), March-April 1966 (15th Year), and May-June 1966 (15th Year). The programs to 1954 contain ads. When Pauline Kael took over in 1955 she started eliminating ads and by 1956 the programs no longer contained any ads. She felt that ads distracted from the importance of and focus on films, which is what she considered the Berkeley Cinema Guild to be all about. ALL are in generally GOOD condition with some signs of handling and use, a few of the pamphlets have closed tears starting at their edges, a few have an inner closed tear, there is edge wear here and there, most have a mailing address on the backsides "Richard... / San Francisco" and most have a vertical crease down the middle from mailing, some have creases from handling in the mail or by the previous owner, and there is a spot or two here and there; overall these 72 programs remain clean and bright, a well kept collection. SCARCE run of vintage film programs that mark the foundation of Pauline Kael's great career as a film critic. You can read LOTS on the Internet about Pauline Kael and her years managing and writing program notes for the Berkeley Cinema Guild And Studio. Here is one item from the PFA - Pacific Film Archive: ******From 1955 to 1960 Kael was programmer and theater manager of the Berkeley Cinema Guild, an art house at the corner of Telegraph and Haste owned by Edward Landberg, to whom Kael was briefly married. The Cinema Guild was so successful, a second screen was added in 1955, making it the Berkeley Cinema Guild and Studio (the first twin cinema in the U.S.!). Kael's short program notes for the Cinema Guild contain all the brittle wit and terse observation we later came to expect in her lengthy New Yorker reviews and the capsules she published in books such as I Lost It at the Movies and 5001 Nights at the Movies.****** Good.

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        Hints to Business Men Visiting the Persian Gulf.

      London, The Board of Trade, 1955. - 8vo. 36 pp. With a full-page map of the Gulf region on p. 32. Original printed wrappers. Extremely rare brochure issued by the London Board of Trade for British subjects considering export marketing to the Gulf States, in particular Qatar, the Trucial Coast (now the UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, and Muscat (Oman): one of a series of similar publications that the Board issued until 1962, the only one pertaining to the Gulf region. The booklet offers general advice on travel, currency, telegraph and phone facilities, languages and advertising, as well as information specific to the various states. "In the lower part of the Gulf, the Gulf Aviation Company operates regular services from Bahrain to Doha (Qatar), Sharjah (for Dubai) and to Dharan [.] A fortnightly service on a trial basis is at present operated by Gulf Aviation to Abu Dhabi [.] The British India Steam Navigation Company's mail services playing between Bombay and Basra call weekly in each direction at Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat, fortnightly at Dubai, and once a month in each direction at Umm Said [.] Arabic is universally spoken but English is understood by a fair proportion of the merchant and official community [.] Sixteen millimetre films, shown in private houses and clubs, are popular and some firms are using this method of advertising effectively. It may be possible to advertise by means of slides and 35 millimetre shorts in public cinemas. Catalogues and pamphlets should be issued on a generous scale, preferably in Arabic". The "independent Arab Shaikhdom" of Qatar is described as a "virtually barren wilderness" with an almost entirely Arab population of some 25,000, "of which almost half live in Doha"; "the present Ruler is His Highness Skaikh Ali bin Abdullah al Thani, K.B.E.". "Oil production is relatively recent [.] The royalties derived in the last four years have brought great changes; at present they constitute practically the total State revenue". The customs rates are 2½ % for most goods, but "10½ % on tobacco and 30% on alcoholic liquor". Of the independent Shaikhdoms of the Trucial Coast, the booklet singles out Abu Dhabi ("the largest and most powerfully tribally [.] The present Ruler is Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan") and Dubai ("the majority of trade of the entire coast is concentrated in Dubai. The present Ruler is Shaikh Sa'id bin Maktum, C.B.E. It has a population of about 38,000"), while the "other Shaikhdoms (Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain and Ras al Khaimah, and the Shaikhdom of Fujairah on the coast of the Gulf of Oman) are all commercially unimportant and undeveloped at present". - A single copy in library records (National Library of Scotland); none in British Library. In near-perfect condition. OCLC 30204277 (877748845). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Käthe Kollwitz - Werkverzeichnis der Graphik Gebundene Ausgabe von Alexandra von dem Knesebeck (Autor), August Klipstein (Mitwirkende)

      Kornfeld, 1955. Käthe Kollwitz - Werkverzeichnis der Graphik Gebundene Ausgabe von Alexandra von dem Knesebeck (Autor), August Klipstein (Mitwirkende)

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        Erotica - [Konvolut von 35 erotischen, meist wohl flagellantischen Erzählungen in 40 Bden.].

      o. Angaben, [Privatdrucke; selten mit Fantasieverlagsnamen und (wohl) tlw. fingierten Erscheinungsjahren ausgewiesen, [ca. 1955 - 1965] 8° (6 Bde.: Quer-Kl.8°); bis auf 1 Bd. einseitig bedruckte Bl., Brosch. bzw. klammergeh., ein Bd. Lwd., Etw. gebrauchsspurig, die Umschläge oft (rand-)knittrig, tlw. etw. bestossen sowie selten randrissig, einige Kapitale läd., Papier tlw. min. gebräunt, sehr vereinzelte Stockfl.; allg. gute Ex. Konvolut sehr seltener pornografischer Privatdrucke. vermutlich in Deutschland oder Österreich in Kleinstauflage (ausgewiesen ist einmal eine Auflage von 100 Ex.) erschienen. Enth. (Reihenfolge und Bandnummer gemäss den handschriftlichen Angaben des - wohl kompetenten - ursprünglichen Sammlers): 1: Romaine Roland: «Die letzte Nacht. Flag[ellantischer Roman]» (87 S.); 3: Franceca [sic] Orlon: «Flora» (100 S.); 4: Dieta Orff: «Das Prügel-Bordell» (100 S.); 5: Lola Maria Esté: «Die zornige Lehrerin» (100 S.); 6: Barbara Rigg: «Die Peitsche für Sylvia» (108 S.); 7: Waldemar Stocken: «Unerbittlich. Sadistisch-erotische Erzählung» (51 S.); 8: J. Maria Bucks: «Die Ehe mit einem Scheusal» («Im Auftrage des Buchklubs Diotherma») (92 S.); 9: Maurice de Lagarde: «Der Flagellant» (90 S.); 12: Cecil Monte: «Die perverse Lady» («London / Paris. Lotos-Verlag Inc.») (93 S.); 13: I. G. Mortimer: «Stella die Sadistin» («1967») (66 S.); 14: Alice Joffré: «Piraten» («London. Sex-Inc.») (104 S.); 15: José de Brian: «Die Schwarze Johanna. Roman» («Paris. Castling-Verlag 1948») (106 S.); 17: Sacher Vancour: «J. Baxter´s Hobby. Roman» («1943») (102 S.); 18: o. A.: «Perverse kleine Mädchen. Erotische Jungmädchen Desserts für Feinschmecker» (100 S.); 19: Regina von Belsen: «Die abartigen Neigungen der Trixi Böttger» (100 S.); 20: o. A.: «Die Zähmung der Widerspenstigen. Flagellantisch-erotischer Roman» (100 S.); 21: Elvin Brest: «Seine Lordschaft der Satan» (73 S.. 3 mont. Taf.); 22: Etienne Maria Ravel: «Grausame Liebe» (80 S.); 23: Pierre des Rochards: «Bestie Coletta. Der Roman einer dämonischen Frau» («Wien. Privatdruck Bibliophile Gesellschaft 1955»); 25/26: [handschriftl.: «Rute und Stock»] (2 Teile in 2 Bden.; 104 u. ca. 60 S.); 27/28: o. A.: «Die Flagellanten-Loge» (2 Teile in 2 Bden.; zus. 180 S.); 29/30: [N. N.] Grillard: «Miss. Roman einer amerikanischen Erzieherin. Das Internat der weissen Mädchen-Höschen» (2 Teile in 2 Bden.; zus. 160 S.); 31/32: o. A.: «Die Herrin» (2 Teile in 2 Bden.; zus. 169 S.); 33/34: o. A.: «Hiebe und Liebe» (2 Teile in 2 Bden.; zus. 170 S.); 35: Fransois [sic] Grillard: «Perversitäten Internat» («Aus dem Französischen Le Internat de la Perversité») (91 S.); 36: o. A.: «Backfisch und Peitsche. (Inges Erziehung)» (80 S.); 37: o. A.: «Märtyrerinnen der Liebe. Sechs Mädchen werden gewaltsam in die Geheimnisse der Liebe eingeführt» (72 S.); 38: Armand Sérieuse: «Unter strenger Hand. Eine Sammlung authentischer Briefe von Anhängern der körperlichen Züchtigung. Herausgegeben von Armand Sérieuse» (98 S.); 39: [handschriftl: «Strandbekanntschaft»] (49 S.); 40: o. A.: «Die Stadt des Lasters» (35 S.); 41: o. A.: «Aus den Memoiren eines polnischen Edelmannes» [und handschriftl.: «Graf Bogislaw»] (52 S.); 42: [handschriftl.: «Heisser Himmel»] (80 S.); 43: Albingus: «Kleines ABC der Erotik» ([nur] 1. Teil [?]; 28 S.); Albingus: «Eine Frau mit besonderen Vorlieben. Skizze aus dem Gebiet des Masochismus. der Flagellomanie und lesbischen Liebe» (26 S.) (Ex. Nr. 80/100); 45: X: «Erlebnisse im Diana-Zirkel» (48 S.). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Sittengeschichte - EroticaNeueingänge - Sittengeschichte / Erotica

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        In Parenthesis: Seinnyessit e Gledyf ym Penn Mameu

      Faber & Faber 1955 - ~First published 1937. Original buff cloth, blue & gilt title to spine. Dustwrapper, same design as 1st edition, slightly edgeworn with tiny losses at ends of spine, slightly darkened to rear, but unfaded, unclipped, and protected in removable clear plastic sleeve. Offset browning to endpages. No ownership marks. Size: xix, 227 pp, frontis, illus [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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        Thérèse et Isabelle

      - S. n. (Jacques Guérin), s.l. 1955, 22x27,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise à lacet. - Edizione interamente in commercio e stampato in 25 esemplari numerati. autografo Firmato Violette Leduc: ".. ... in memoria di Italia, Spagna anche con i miei amici 24 gennaio 1956. Violette Leduc", il nome del dedicatario è stato ben spazzolato. La nostra copia è arricchita con un ritratto inciso di Violette Leduc decorato con una precisione scritto a mano Jacques Guérin. Molto raro libro costituito da fac-simile del manoscritto e presentato in camicia carta da parati floreale e pizzo, tag title incollata sulla copertina. Nizza copia.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale entièrement hors commerce et imprimée à 25 exemplaires numérotés. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs floraux, dos lisse muet comportant de discrètes traces de restauration en tête et en pied, étiquette de titre et nom de l'auteur encollée sur le premier plat, exemplaire complet de son lacet de soie noire. Envoi autographe signé de Violette Leduc  : "... en souvenir de l'Italie, de l'Espagne aussi. Avec mon amitié. 24 Janvier 1956. Violette Leduc", le nom du dédicataire a été proprement gratté. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un portrait gravé de Violette Leduc agrémenté d'une précision manuscrite de Jacques Guérin. Très rare ouvrage consistant en le fac-similé du manuscrit autographe et présenté sous chemise en papier peint à motif floral et à lacets, étiquette de titre encollée sur le premier plat. Rare et agréable exemplaire.  

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        LOLITA

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. Wrappers, printed in green and black. A 4cm tear in the rear wrapper of volume one has been carefully and professionally repaired, a very faint shadow of the fastidious removal of the price increase sticker appears in the lower corner of each rear wrapper, minor wear at the toe of the spine of volume one, otherwise an excellent set. Enclosed in a cloth clamshell box. First edition. One of approximately 5000 sets printed. The sourcework for Stanley Kubrick and James B. Harris's 1962 adaptation to the screen, and the 1997 remake directed by Adrian Lyne based on a screenplay by Stephen Schiff. As in all copies, pp. 11 and 12 in the first volume were omitted from the pagination. JULIAR A28.1.1. KEARNEY 1,13,1,

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        Poems: North and South - A Cold Spring

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1955 - 95 Pp. Blue Cloth Lettered In White. One Of 2000 Copies. A Bright, Clean Copy In A Near Fine Dj. Pulitzer Prize. No Marks Or Damage. Loss Of Tiny Amount Of Cloth Along Inside Top Spine Edge Of Binding. Slight Age-Toning To Spine Of Dj. Slight Wear At Tips Of Dj, Tiny Chip At Top Of Rear Tip; 1/2" Closed Tear At Top Edge Of Rear Panel. Dj Is Still Bright And Crisp. One Of The More Difficult Books Of Modern Poetry To Find In Fine Condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Tom Ripley

      Coward McCann, Alfred A. Knopf, Doubleday, Lippincott and Crowell. All first American editions 1955-1992, New York - The five Tom Ripley novels - The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955), Ripley Under Ground (1970), Ripley's Game (1974), The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980) and Ripley Under Water (1992) - aka Ripliad. Tom Ripley is a not untypical protagonist for the second half of the twentieth century – a likeable sociopath, heroic and demonic, energetic and amoral, overcivilised and undersensitised, with, as an American in Europe, some literary ancestry – who has been so thoughtfully constructed for the reader that "Reading the book[s] becomes exquisitely uncomfortable. [They are] perfectly engineered to make us give our sympathies to the wrong man. To rejoice, even, when luck is on his side . we get so deep inside his head". Twenty-six years after the last Ripley, and twenty-two years after his creator’s death, his appeal continues. He has been played in movies, television and radio, to date, by Alain Delon, Jonathan Kent, Matt Damon, John Malkovich, Barry Pepper and Ian Hart. Or, the search continues for the definitive Ripley.Ripley’s Game is inscribed by the author in 1976; laid in are three aerogrammes from Patricia Highsmith to the recipient, all typed, letters signed, 1976-1977, literary news, her work, plans to meet, "Yes, I no sooner struck ------ with a little buckshot, than I was whammed in the Observer 20 Nov. With an awful photo and a not very sympathetic article. So much for 8 hours of my time." The Talented Mr. Ripley has some edgewear, label of the Jaffe Agency, otherwise fine in first issue dustwrapper evenly sunned on the spine. The Boy Who Followed Ripley is a review copy with promotional material, including a photograph of the author, laid in. Ripley's Game is near fine in a fine dustwrapper. Ripley Under Water is fine in dustwrapper. The five vols. and three aerogrammes [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Badger Books]
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        HMS Ulysses - SIGNED by the Author

      Collins 1955 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1955. A near fine book without inscriptions, SIGNED without dedication to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and to the corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Actes de la Commune de Paris pendant la Révolution. Publiés et annotés.

      Paris, Cerf et Noblet, 1894-1955, - 19 tomes en 18 vol. gr. in-8, bradel toile bleue, dos orné, couv. cons. (rel. postérieure). Remarquable recueil dans lequel le procès-verbal de chaque séance de la Commune de Paris est suivi d'éclaircissements qui permettent de comprendre en détail l'histoire de la Révolution à Paris. Ensemble absolument complet des deux séries et des introuvables tables.

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        The Engineering of Consent

      Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in silver. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with light rubbing, small scuffing, and light edge wear. A lovely and bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Européens

      1955 - 144 full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations, with a cover design after Miro. First edition. Large 4to., original illustated boards. Paris, éditions Verve. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Colette. Discours de réception à l'Académie Royale de langue et de littérature françaises suivi d'un discours de M. Fernand Desonay directeur de l'Académie

      Grasset 1955 - - Grasset, Paris 1955, 16,5x22cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires sur Montval, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié Montval en pied du second plat, tirage de tête. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 35 copies on Montval, ours unnumbered but well justified Montval at the foot of the second flat, draw of head. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      George Allen & Unwin,, London 1955 - The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien: Seventh edition. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1955.A very good copy of the seventh edition of The Hobbit. Complete with a seventh edition unclipped dust jacket in a very good condition. One of the most popular and collectable books by J. R. R. Tolkien. With colour and black and white illustrations by the author. Original green cloth boards with the distinctive black illustration. Faded sections on the spine and light stain on the front cover. Top edge is green. Intact map illustrated end papers. Small booksellers stamp on the rear end page. Bright colours on the frontis illustration. Contents are clean and hinges tight. The dust jacket is bright with minimal wear. Darkened spine. Small chipping on the spine and fold ends. 2cm tear on lower spine end. 8vo 315pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1955 - Illustrated Second printing. Quarto. Original off-white cloth with black and dark red lettering to spine and Eloise illustration to front cover. "A book for precocious grownups, about a little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel." Second printing stated, but still scarce. Very good, in very good dustjacket with some stains to white part of rear panel and closed tear to front cover; price clipped; hinges starting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Handbuch der Physik. Bände 1 bis 54 in 71 Bänden. Encyclopedia of Physics. Volumes 1- 54 in 71 Volumes),

      Springer, Berlin 1955-1974. - 350 - 700 Seiten je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Texte in Deutsch oder Englisch. Es fehlen 7 Bände: Bände III/4 ff., Bände V/2 ff., Band 31, Band 43 (ist nie erschienen) und Band 55 (Gesamtregister). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 75000 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Kleberesten vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und auf Schnitt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, 71 Bände (von insgesamt 78 Bänden), (71 Volumes (from together 78 Volumes).

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        Officers and Gentlemen. A Novel

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1955, 1955. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 7-1/4" x 5". Bound in a fine designer binding of full red, blue and green morocco in a geometric pattern, edge to edge blue morocco doublures, patterned endpapers, all edge gilt, housed in a matching red morocco edged open ended fleece slipcase, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, a fine example of S&S's work, FINE.

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        Les Européens

      144 full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations, with a cover design after Miro. First edition. Large 4to., original illustated boards. Paris, éditions Verve.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Long Tomorrow (First Edition, Signed)

      New York: Doubleday, 1955. First Edition [stated] 1st Printing. Beige Boards. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. 222 Pp.Beige Boards Stamped In Red. Stated First Edition. Book Is Near New, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners Of Spine, And Light Offsetting On Free Endpapers From Binder's Glue On Opposite Pages. Inscribed To A Early 1950'S Sf Fan Who Became Friendly With Brackett And Her Husband The Sf Writer Edmond Hamilton, "For --------- With Many Thanks For Your Hospitality - Leigh Brackett". Books Signed By Brackett Are Rarely Encountered, And This Personal Inscription Is Unusual, Signed By The Author On A Visit To The Fan's House. Dj Not Price Clipped, No Fading Or Soiling, Touch Of Wear At Corners And Along Top Edge Of Spine, Tiny Tear At Bottom Of Rear Spine Fold, Minute Losses At Two Upper Tips, 1.7 Cm Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel. Brackett Is Best Known For Co-Authoring The Screenplay Of The Big Sleep With William Faulkner; This Was Her Second Sf Novel.

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        The End of Eternity

      Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's black cloth binding with red title stamping to spine. Near Fine with light stains to cloth, offsetting to end sheets. In a Near Fine dust jacket with foxing along flap folds, light wear along the top edge, and light rubbing and toning to spine panel. First edition stated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The October Country (Signed By Author)

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition, First Issue . Red Cloth. Good Book/Good DJ. 306 Pp. Red Cloth Stamped In Black. First Printing. A Collection Of 14 Stories From "Dark Carnival", All Revised For This Edition, And Five More Stories Never Before Published In Book Form. Currey Binding "B", Red Cloth Lettered In Black, Ballantine Logo On Spine Is Upside Down, No Priority Established [Binding "A" Was Used On 50 Copies For Bradbury Himself]. Book Is Well Read, Covers Worn With Fraying At Tips And A Little Fraying Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Intact, Small Light Stain On Pp 250 And 251 With A Little Corresponding Staining To The Foredge Only Of The Next 25 Pp., And Two Very Small Lightened Areas On Front Cover. Dj Is Edgeworn, Spine Faded But Red Lettering Readable, Open Tear Along Bottom Half Of Front Flap Edge With 1/8" Wide Loss Of Paper Along The Edge, 3/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel,, 1/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Spine, Minute Losses At Corners, Foxing Along Top Of Rear Panel And Both Sides Of Rear Flap Fold. An Unsophisticated Book And Dj With No Restoration. Pencil Signature Of Doris Gilbert Williams Dated March 1956; This May Be The Doris Gilbert Who Wrote For Science Fiction Theatre And Other Tcv Shows In The 1950'S, Then Much Later Married Character Actor Harry Lauter, Then Later Became An Artist Of Seascapes. Inscription In Pen By Bradbury Dated 6/11/1988 On Title Page.

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        Black Mountain Review No. 5 Summer 1955

      Black Mountain, NC: Black Mountain College, 1955. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. 224 pages. 4-3/4 by 6-5/8 inches. The fifth issue, and the first in the digest format (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches). Cover design by John Altoon. Contributors include Bertrand Lippman, Joel Oppenheimer, Robert Duncan, Jacob Lititz, Irving Layton, Louis Zokofsky, Michael Rumaker, Sanford Edelstein, Jonathan Williams, Aaron Siskind (8 black-and-white photographs), Irving Layton, Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Anthony Bailey, James Purdy, more. The Black Mountain poets, sometimes called projectivist poets, were a group of mid-20th century American avant-garde or postmodern poets centered on Black Mountain College in North Carolina. This journal, of which six issues were edited by Creeley, is perhaps the most influential literary periodical of the post-war era. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Binding tight and square. Covers a bit toned and light bumps to corners.

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