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        Loser Takes All [Publisher's card laid in]

      London: William Heinemann, 1955. First Impression of one of Greene's later "entertainments," with publisher's promotional card laid in. Small 8vo: [6],140pp. Publisher's blue cloth, upper cover and spine stamped in gilt, illustrated dust jacket priced 7s/6d. Near Fine or better (mild lightening to spine, offsetting from jacket flaps onto end papers); Fine jacket, fresh and bright. Wobbe A34a. Miller 34a. Greene was fascinated by gambling, not only on roulette but on the stock market as well. His interest in numbers even led him to collect automobile registration numbers (as does Bendrix in The End of the Affair). "But what is more important is that Loser Takes All is Greene's first published experiment with extended comedy. And the novel is an attempt to link comedy (especially satire, parody and burlesque) to the religious thriller." (Wobbe) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine+ / Fine.

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        Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700: Volume XII, Masters and Monogrammists of the 15th Century

      Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1955. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-art library, no dj; with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise, only lightly aged.). Darkest siena stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 280 pp., many BW illus. The twelfth volume of an eventual 72-volume set providing details about the lives and works of Dutch and Flemish artists who produced prints, etchings, engravings and woodcuts during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Supplies some collector information into the 1940s. This volume presents masters and monogrammists of the 15th century, some of whom are known only by their marks. Includes samples of their marks and their works. Rare.

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        East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953–1955.

      London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office,, 1955. Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Octavo. Original blue paper wrappers printed in black. 4 colour folding maps to rear pocket. Ownership inscription to front wrappers. Spine slightly sunned, a few creases and nicks to contents, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East Africa—Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day Tanzania)—was completed in two tours. "Its central thesis was that restrictions to free competition of the races as to goods, services and land must be done away with, notably as regards rights of African landholders outside tribal areas. The commissioners recommended that barriers to the free exchange of land be progressively removed, and called for establishment of development boards to plan the use of land and the rehabilitation of overcrowded areas" (Duignan & Gann 1032).

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        East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953–1955. Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

      London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1955 - Octavo. Original blue paper wrappers printed in black. Spine slightly sunned, a few creases and nicks to contents, otherwise a very good copy. 4 colour folding maps to rear pocket. Ownership inscription to front wrappers. First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East Africa—Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day Tanzania)—was completed in two tours. "Its central thesis was that restrictions to free competition of the races as to goods, services and land must be done away with, notably as regards rights of African landholders outside tribal areas. The commissioners recommended that barriers to the free exchange of land be progressively removed, and called for establishment of development boards to plan the use of land and the rehabilitation of overcrowded areas" (Duignan & Gann 1032). Peter Duignan & L. H. Gann, Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960, vol. 5 (Cambridge University Press, 1974). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        I LA PHAEDRA DI SENECA. II IL PROBLEMA DEL DIALOGUS DE ORATORIBUS. III ESERCITAZIONI SUL DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS DI SUETONIO LEZIONI PER L'ANNO ACCADEMICO 1954 1955

      ROMA: EDIZIONI DELL'ATENEO, 1955. BROSSURA. BUONO. 18 25. USATO

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        The Key to Tomorrow: Scientology; its contribution to knowledge. Compiled from the works of L. Ron Hubbard by U. Keith Gerry.

      Johannesburg: Hubbard (S.A.) Association of Scientologists. 1955 Typescript; two sm. damp marks to title. Orig. blue-green printed wrappers; unevenly faded with sl. damp staining to back wrapper. 89pp.Copac records copies in the BL & NLS only; no copies recorded in North America. Compiled from published works and lectures by L. Ron Hubbard including Scientology 8-8008, Notes on the Lectures at Phoenix, July 1954. 'This is the track of knowing how to know. Travel it and see...' Published two years after the incorporation of the Church of Scientology which began the process of growing from a small-scale movement of hardened Dianeticists to a global religious movement.

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        Anecdotes of the Late War

      Jonathan Williams, Highlands, North Carolina 1955 - First edition. Broadside, folded into stiff card covers as issued. A little age-toning on the covers else fine. Inscribed by Olson to his wife and son: "For B. and for Charles Peter fr. Charles." Issued as Jargon Broadside I. A great association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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. Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht in Gramm: 50

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        Baby VI

      1955 - Farbholzschnitt Exemplar 17 von 20. Signiert und numeriert. Verso ältere Montagespuren, im linken weißen äußeren Rand mit leichter Knickfalte. Sonst farbfrisches schönes Exemplar in ausgezeichnetem Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Stehende Frau in rot auf einen Tisch weisend. Ölgemälde auf Platte, gerahmt.

      Bildmaß ca. 90 x 70 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 104 x 85 cm ). Das Bild ist unsigniert und undatiert verso mit Signatur *E. Hartmann * sowie dem gestrichenen Zusatz *Stilleben 1955 * - dafür hierunter in rotem Stift wohl auch durch Hartmann geschrieben *Stehende Frau ca. 1970 *. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. Literatur u.a.: Neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 178 - Erich Hartmann: Mitglied der Hamburger Sezession. Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz. ( Lagerort Richey ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache - Please notice: No shipment possible ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        The Body Snatchers [wraparound band]

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. First Impression (no further printings noted), with the uncommon promotional wraparound band, "The Star Thriller of the Month." Small 8vo: 192pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket priced 10s/6d. Faint spotting to top edge, leaves toned at margins (as usual), touch of wear to edges of jacket, but a Fine, bright, unread copy. Anatomy of Wonder II-401. Horror Literature 4-116. Originally published in Colliers, in 1954. Finney's chilling classic, retitled Invasion of the Body Snatchers for its four film incarnations, takes place in the idyllic rural community of Mill Valley, which is invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping humans with perfect physical duplicates grown from plant-like pods, while their victims turn to dust. The author's second (and most important) book, originally serialized in Colliers. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Mendiants et orgueilleux

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Alfa paper, only large paper with some other Alfa paper out trade with the author.Rare and beautiful copy. Julliard Paris 1955 14x19,5cm broché

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

      Hardcover / Softcover 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

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        UNTITLED - PHOTOGENIC DRAWING

      1955. Original and unique cameraless image 11 x 14 inch [ 27.9 x 35.5 cm.] on double weight silver gelatin stock, drymounted to card stock just slightly larger. On the mount reverse is printed in pencil her name and the number 51, which likely designates the year, and an arrow pointing upwards to designate the print orientation. The original owner has written his name and address in pencil near the bottom of the mount. There are a few instances of rippling where the adhesive has given way but has caused no damage to the print surface. There is a very small and faint crease at the top left corner. A very good vintage print. Lotte Jacobi was primarily a portrait photographer, born in Thorn, West Prussia in 1896, of a long line of German photographers. She operated a photographic studio in Berlin and later in New York and Deering, New Hampshire. Beginning in 1946 and largely concluding in 1955, Jacobi experimented with cameraless photography, "painting" the photographic paper with modulated light sources, cellophane and glass. She named these Photogenics. Given the patina visible in the darkest black, this unique image is certainly from this period.

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        The Ginger Man

      First edition. Small 8vo., original olive green printed paper wrappers. Paris, The Olympia Press. 

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        Gesichter und Figuren. Expressives Ölgemälde auf Platte, links unten etwas unleserlich mit *LC ( Le Corbusier ? ) (19)55 * monogrammiert und datiert.

      1955 - Bildmaß ca. 23 x 30,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 33 x 60 cm ).Verso mit geometrischen Figuren bemalt. Das Monogramm *LC* könnte für Le Corbusier stehen, zumal verso ja die geometrischen Ornamente zu finden sind. Aber das ist völlig unbestimmt. Zudem ist die Monogrammierung abweichend von den üblichen weil das L hier in das C greift. Das Gemälde zu den Außenrändern hin durch unpassende Rahmung mit Farbabplatzungen, die Platte mit Absplitterungen ( durch neue passende Rahmung verdeckbar ), verso mit stärkeren Absplitterungen der Platte sowie Resten alter Montierung. ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        [INSIDE ELI (or How to Get On At Yale"] This Pamphlet is published by the Yale Society for the Occasional Resuscitation of the Harkness Hoot. Dedication: To one with from Another

      [New Haven, CT]: The Yale Society, 1955. 1st printing (presumed). Printed self-wrappers (lacking outer wrappers?), stapled. General wear & soiling. Prior owner penciled title & authors' names to front wrapper, along with an almost invisible horizontal closed slit to the left side of the front wrapper/title leaf. Prior owner name stamp to upper right of front wrapper. Withal, Very Good.. [1], 10, [1] pp. 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" A satirical look back on Yale for the benefit of freshman... "During the past few weeks you have been flooded with official advice. None of this should be taken seriously. ... We the editors have collectively been in almost all the things we discuss. ... Some we ran. A few we started and one or two we terminated." Their advice...? Well, sports (Chapter IV) may be typical.. "CREW: A dull, unimaginative sport suitable for the very shoe. ... BASKETBALL: No gentleman has ever been known to play basketball. ... WRESTLING: Lower than this, it is impossible to go."OCLC records just one institutional holding of this item: Yale.Rare.

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        La tierra mas ajena

      - Buenos Aires, Ediciones Botella al mar, 1955, 42 pp. Ilustración de cubiertas y retrato por Luis Seoane. Primera edición de su primer libro. Mínimo roce en cubierta, luego excelente. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MIRALL DE TROBAR

      U.MANFREDI, PALERMO 1955 - UNIVERSITA' DI PALERMO, ISTITUTO DI FILOLOGIA ROMANZA. COLLEZIONE DI TESTI INTERLINGUE A cura di P.Palumbo, sua la dedica autografata alla prima bianca, n. 2 della collana diretta da E.Li Gotti, in italiano e spagnolo, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo ed ancora intonse, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorsetto e con lievissimi segni del tempo, al piatto posteriore grandi aloni da usura

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        MEN, MARTIANS & MACHINES

      London: Dennis Dobson, [1955]. First edition. A fine copy in a just about fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing to corners and base of spine panel, slight shelfwear to head of spine panel, three ink strikes to the ampersand in the front title lettering. (10120). Octavo, cloth. A collection of stories, several with the character Jay Score.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Diptychon - Abstrakte Komposition. Tempera und Öl auf Papier auf Platte aufgezogen, signiert, datiert, gerahmt.

      2 zusammengehörende Bilder als Diptychon mit je Bild im Bildmaß von je ca. 98,5 x 59 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Gesamtmaß der beiden Bilder ca. 197 x 120 cm.Tempera und Öl auf Papier auf Platte aufgezogen in schlichter Rahmung ( Rahmenmaß = Bildmaß ), 1 Bild links unten signiert und datiert, das andere rechts unten signiert. Das erste Bild verso bezeichnet: *Prof. Hans Jaenisch, Ölfarbe/Tempera auf Papier auf Holz aufgezogen - Diptychon - , 1955 entstanden *. Beide Bilder von recht guter Erhaltung, die Außenränder teils etwas berieben und teils mit geringen Farbabplatzungen ( restaurierbar ). Zusammen 2 Bilder. Prof. Hans Jaenisch: Der Maler gehörte mehreren Künstlervereinigungen an, wie u.a. der Berliner Secession, der Neuen Gruppe Berlin, der Neuen Gruppe München und dem Bundesverband Bildender Künstler. Zwischen 1966 und 1972 war er Vorstandsmitglied des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. ( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Abmessungen kein Versand, hier nur Abholung nach Absprache - Please notice: No shipment possible ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Stehende Frau in rot auf einen Tisch weisend. Ölgemälde auf Platte, gerahmt.

      - Bildmaß ca. 90 x 70 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 104 x 85 cm ). Das Bild ist unsigniert und undatiert &#150; verso mit Signatur *E. Hartmann * sowie dem gestrichenen Zusatz *Stilleben 1955 * - dafür hierunter in rotem Stift wohl auch durch Hartmann geschrieben *Stehende Frau &#150; ca. 1970 *. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen.>>> Literatur u.a.: Neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 178 - Erich Hartmann: Mitglied der Hamburger Sezession. Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz. <<< ( Lagerort Richey ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand &#150; hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache - Please notice: No shipment possible ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request )

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. in: O. K.: Entwürfe für die Gesamtausstattung zu W. A. Mozarts Zauberflöte. Salzburger Festspiele 1955/56.

      Wien und Salzburg, Verlag Galerie Welz, (1955). - 64 SS. (davon XVII einseitig bedr. Farbtafeln). Bedr. Originalbroschur. 8vo. Kokoschkas Widmung an Antonia Mangelmann, wohl ein ehemaliges Modell oder eine Schülerin an seiner Salzburger Sommerakademie, datiert vom 20. VIII. 1955. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Foto zeigt Hjalmar Schacht und andere mit dem Besitzer des bekannten römischen Restaurants \"Valle della Biblioteca\" in Italien, das in den 1960er Jahren Mittelpunkt der Dolce Vita der Stars und Sternchen, wie z.B. Humphrey Bogart, Fernandel, Federico Fellini und Vittorio de Sica war.

       1955. Originalfoto / Privatfoto (Unikat) 19 x 14 cm Signiert Hjalmar Schacht, Reichbankpräsident a.D. Sehr schöner ZustandLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht (* 22. Januar 1877 in Tingleff, Nordschleswig; ? 3. Juni 1970 in München) war ein deutscher Politiker, Bankier, von 1923 bis 1930 und von März 1933 bis Januar 1939 Reichsbankpräsident sowie von 1934 bis 1937 Reichswirtschaftsminister.Schacht gehörte zu den 24 im Nürnberger Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof angeklagten Führungspersonen des nationalsozialistischen Regimes. Er wurde am 1. Oktober 1946 in allen Anklagepunkten freigesprochen.(Quelle: Wikipedia)

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        The Quiet American.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1955. First edition of Greene's classic novel of exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his editor and publisher at Heinemann, "For Frere, This book with all my gratitude and affection, and in hope that there will be a few more to bother you with. Love, Graham." A.S. Frere, was the chairman of William Heinemann and a major figure in British publishing and a close friend of Greene's. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A wonderful association. Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men, and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. The Quiet American proves "urgent, mournful and unsparing there's not another book quite like it" (Salon). Adapted to the screen in 1958, and again in 2002 starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser.

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        THE ACCEPTANCE WORLD

      London: William Heinemann. 1955. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Broom-Lynne illustrated dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square with a little rubbing at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions. There is a small ‘Times' book stamp to the bottom edge of the rear pastedown and some tanning of ehe text block edges. Complete with the excellent near fine dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks at the bottom of the spine and a short closed tear to the rear flap fold but is otherwise is bright, crisp and clean. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example. The third volume in the author's A Dance To The Music of Time series. 7500 copies printed. (Lilley A11a). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        [Broadside]: The Poets' Theatre presents a return engagement of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake in Scenes Arranged by Mary Manning

      Cambridge [Massachusetts]: The Poets' Theatre Workshop, 1955. Good. Broadside illustrated in color on stiff cardstock. Measuring 10.25" x 13.75". Two incorrectly used printed apostrophes are whited-out by hand, some horizontal creases, and a small, light stain, near very good. Poster for Manning's stage adaptation of Joyce's novel that Manning arranged in 1955 as The Voice of Shem. Manning was a regular cast member at the Abbey Theatre, a playwright, and was a filmmaker. After a distinguished career in Ireland she moved to Boston where she served as managing director of the Idler Theatre at Radcliffe College in the 1940s and was one of the founding members of the Poet's Theatre in Cambridge in 1950. The poster notes that tickets were on sale at the Mandrake Book Store on Boylston Street in Cambridge. Interesting period-style illustration of a beer quaffer blathering over the cantilevered corpse of Finnegan. The original performances were in April of 1955; this return engagement ran for little more than a week in late November and early December 1955. OCLC locates no copies of the poster, although copies of Manning's adaptation in book form published by the Harvard University Press are plentiful. We found a black and white rendition of the poster image online on a French blog but could find no illuminating information there. Presumably these posters would have been extremely ephemeral.

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1955 - First edition of the classic collaboration between Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes. Small octavo, original photographic wrappers. Signed by DeCarava. In near fine condition. Roth 101, Parr & Badger, The Photobook I, 242; The Open Book, 160. "Acknowledged as the most influential black writer of his generation, and as one of the greatest American poets of all time here composed a fictional story to accompany DeCarava&#146;s images, creating a lyrical tale about imaginary characters to go with photographs of real people" (Roth, 138). Hailed as "an important step forward" in the history of photobooks, Sweet Flypaper of Life proved especially significant in its "design, featuring a pacy, cinematic style. It is also a book that had more impact in its cheaper paperback edition, since, radically, Hughes&#146; text begins on the cover" (Parr & Badger II:242). "The book won two awards, received critical acclaim in The New York Times Book Review sold out its first edition, and was reprinted many times. It is one of the most successful collaborations between a great writer and a great photographer ever published" (Roth, 138). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Lisan al 'Arab [ Complete set in 15 volumes ] 'Second edition edited in Beirut by Dar Beirut and Dar Sader'

      Beyrouth, Dar Sader / Dar Beyrouth, Editeurs, 1955. 15 volumes. Half leather hardcovers. 29x23 cm. Text in Arabic - (small signs of use, few small scratches on leather of 2 bindings, ex-libris stamps, paper sl. browned) Although very good/ fine set - rare. See picture. More pictures on request.

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        Diptychon - Abstrakte Komposition. Tempera und Öl auf Papier auf Platte aufgezogen, signiert, datiert, gerahmt.

      1955 - 2 zusammengehörende Bilder als Diptychon mit je Bild im Bildmaß von je ca. 98,5 x 59 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Gesamtmaß der beiden Bilder ca. 197 x 120 cm.Tempera und Öl auf Papier auf Platte aufgezogen in schlichter Rahmung ( Rahmenmaß = Bildmaß ), 1 Bild links unten signiert und datiert, das andere rechts unten signiert. Das erste Bild verso bezeichnet: *Prof. Hans Jaenisch, Ölfarbe/Tempera auf Papier auf Holz aufgezogen - Diptychon - , 1955 entstanden *. Beide Bilder von recht guter Erhaltung, die Außenränder teils etwas berieben und teils mit geringen Farbabplatzungen ( restaurierbar ). Zusammen 2 Bilder. >>> Prof. Hans Jaenisch: Der Maler gehörte mehreren Künstlervereinigungen an, wie u.a. der Berliner Secession, der Neuen Gruppe Berlin, der Neuen Gruppe München und dem Bundesverband Bildender Künstler. Zwischen 1966 und 1972 war er Vorstandsmitglied des Deutschen Künstlerbundes.<<< ( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Abmessungen kein Versand, hier nur Abholung nach Absprache ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Waterfront.

      New York: Random House, 1955. First edition of Schulberg novel adapted from his Academy Award-winning screenplay. Octavo, original beige cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes Budd Schulberg Nov. 1978." Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some of the usual peeling to the lamination. Building on his Academy Award-winning screenplay of the classic film, Budd Schulberg's On the Waterfront is the story of ex-prizefighter Terry Malloy's valiant stand against corruption on the New Jersey docks. It generates all the power, grittiness, and truth of that great production, but goes beyond it in set and setting. It is a novel of strength and fallibility, of hope and defeat, of love and betrayal. "Intensely personalized, white-hot fiction with all the menace, suspense, narrative flow, fresh characterization and social message anybody could reasonably expect in a novel It's the best of Schulberg, a full-fledged performance by a gifted American writer" (New York Times). Elia Kazan directed the film On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and features Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, and, in her film debut, Eva Marie Saint. The soundtrack score was composed by Leonard Bernstein. received twelve Academy Award nominations, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, and Best Director for Kazan. In 1997 it was ranked by the American Film Institute as the eighth-greatest American movie of all time. In 1989, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

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        Sigurd. Die Falle. Heft Nr. 1 / Piccolo - Comic. Der ritterliche Held.

      Walter Lehning Verlag um, 1955 - 16°quer, 32 s/w Seiten, farbig illustr. Originalheft in Klarsichthülle - guter Zustand - um 1955. co260 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20

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        Information about Job Conditions in the Near and Middle East.

      San Francisco: Bechtel,, 1955. Prepared by Bechtel Corporation acting under and Pursuant to its Subcontract with International Bechtel Builders, Inc. Oblong-octavo-size pamphlet (198 × 136 mm), 26 leaves wire-stitched in original light card printed wrappers. Area map showing the Trans-Arabian pipeline. Covers marked, slightly creased along joints, contents clean. Very good. Mimeographed handbook issued to Bechtel employees preparing to travel to the oil fields of Saudi Arabia or Bahrain. Bechtel, now one of the world's largest construction companies, first became established in the Middle East in 1943, when it was awarded a contract to enlarge the facilities of the Bahrain Petroleum Company at Awali, and another contract to build the Aramco refinery at Ras Tanura on the Saudi mainland. In 1947 it began work on the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, which was completed in 1950. At the time this handbook was issued the company was active mainly in Dhahran, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and Ain Dar — all Aramco sites — and Bahrain; the introduction summarises previous contracts with the Kuwait Oil Company, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, and the Iraqi Petroleum Company. In addition to a brief vocabulary and reading list, together with extensive logistical information, there is a tellingly elementary survey of Arab culture and religion (most Arabs are "followers of the religion founded by Mohammed and are called Moslems … The religion is called Islam", p. 9). Stipulations regarding behaviour often suggest tense relations between Americans and locals ("NEVER STRIKE OR CURSE AN ARAB EMPLOYEE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES", p. 29). Other recommendations might appear to strike an alarmist note: "If you wander in the vicinity of an Arab Mosque, positively do not enter the building. The mosques are sacred to the Moslems and you may suffer bodily injury by the Arabs … If you should find yourself near a Mosque, head in an opposite direction and don't be curious enough to get any closer" (p. 9). An interesting survival illuminating the rough-and-ready expansion of American business interests in Arabia and the Gulf during the first years of oil.

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        Information about Job Conditions in the Near and Middle East. Prepared by Bechtel Corporation acting under and Pursuant to its Subcontract with International Bechtel Builders, Inc.

      San Francisco: Bechtel, 1955 - Oblong-octavo-size pamphlet (198 × 136 mm), 26 leaves wire-stitched in original light card printed wrappers. Covers marked, slightly creased along joints, contents clean. Very good. Area map showing the Trans-Arabian pipeline. Mimeographed handbook issued to Bechtel employees preparing to travel to the oil fields of Saudi Arabia or Bahrain. Bechtel, now one of the world's largest construction companies, first became established in the Middle East in 1943, when it was awarded a contract to enlarge the facilities of the Bahrain Petroleum Company at Awali, and another contract to build the Aramco refinery at Ras Tanura on the Saudi mainland. In 1947 it began work on the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, which was completed in 1950. At the time this handbook was issued the company was active mainly in Dhahran, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and Ain Dar &#151; all Aramco sites &#151; and Bahrain; the introduction summarises previous contracts with the Kuwait Oil Company, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, and the Iraqi Petroleum Company. In addition to a brief vocabulary and reading list, together with extensive logistical information, there is a tellingly elementary survey of Arab culture and religion (most Arabs are "followers of the religion founded by Mohammed and are called Moslems The religion is called Islam", p. 9). Stipulations regarding behaviour often suggest tense relations between Americans and locals ("NEVER STRIKE OR CURSE AN ARAB EMPLOYEE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES", p. 29). Other recommendations might appear to strike an alarmist note: "If you wander in the vicinity of an Arab Mosque, positively do not enter the building. The mosques are sacred to the Moslems and you may suffer bodily injury by the Arabs If you should find yourself near a Mosque, head in an opposite direction and don't be curious enough to get any closer" (p. 9). An interesting survival illuminating the rough-and-ready expansion of American business interests in Arabia and the Gulf during the first years of oil.

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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 LAW AT RANDADO

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. First edition. Some rubbing at board corners, a very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips at the upper corners and upper left spine fold, 1 cm x 3 cm piece missing from lower left spine panel, spine panel background color faded from original light green to pale blue and some mild rubbing. The front panel is largely complete and presents well. (16850). Octavo, boards. Signed by Leonard on the title page above his printed name "Elmore Dutch Leonard" and below his name he has printed the last line from the book. This is Leonard's second published novel. Filmed in 1990 as Border Shootout.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Band 1-74. Mischauflage. 74 Bände.

      Karl-May-Verlag; Bamberg, ca. 1955-1985. Zusammen ca. 36.800 Seiten 8° , gebundene Ausgabe 8vo. Grüne OLwd. m. mont. farbigem Deckelbild u. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung. Bd. 1: Durch die Wüste; 2: Durchs wilde Kurdistan; 3: Von Bagdad nach Stambul; 4: In den Schluchten des Balkan; 5: Durch das Land der Skipetaren; 6: Der Schut; 7-9: Winnetou I-III; 10: Orangen und Datteln; 11: Am stillen Ozean; 12: Am Rio de la Plata; 13: In den Kordilleren; 14-15: Old Surehand I-II; 16-18: Im Lande des Mahhdi I-III; 19: Kapitän Kaiman; 20: Die Felsenburg; 21: Krüger Bei; 22: Satan und Ischariot; 23: Auf fremden Pfaden; 24: Weihnacht; 25: Am Jenseits; 26: Im Banne der Rache; 27: Bei den Trümmern von Babylon; 28: Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen; 29: Das versteinerte Gebet; 30: Und Friede auf Erden; 31: Ardistan; 32: Der Mir von Dschinnistan; 33: Winnetous Erben; 34: \"Ich\"; 35: Unter Geiern; 36: Der Schatz im Silbersee; 37: Der Ölprinz; 38: Halbblut; 39: Das Vermächtnis des Inka; 40: Der Blaurote Methusalem; 41: Die Sklavenkarawane; 42: Der Alte Dessauer; 43: Aus dunklem Tann; 44: Der Waldschwarze; 45: Zepter und Hammer; 46: Die Juweleninsel; 47: Professor Vitzliputzli; 48: Das Zauberwasser; 49: Lichte Höhen; 50: In Mekka; 51: Schloss Rodriganda; 52: Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes; 53: Benito Juarez; 54: Trapper Geierschnabel; 55: Der sterbende Kaiser; 56: Der Weg nach Waterloo; 57: Das Geheimnis des Marabut; 58: Der Spion von Ortry; 59: Die Herren von Greifenklau; 60: Allah il Allah!; 61: Der Derwisch; 62: Im Tal des Todes; 63: Zobeljäger und Kosak; 64: Das Buschgespenst; 65: Der Fremde aus Indien; 66: Der Peitschenmüller; 67: Der Silberbauer; 68: Der Wurzelsepp; 69: Ritter und Rebellen; 70: Der Waldläufer; 71: Old Firehand; 72: Schacht und Hütte; 73: Der Habicht; 74: Der verlorene Sohn. - Bände etw. berieben, Bd. 10 Rücken mit Reperaturband zum Teil hinterlegt. Teils geringe bis mittlere Gebrauchsspuren, Insgesamt sauber u. ordentlich. Es erschienen später noch weitere Bände mit unbekannteren Werken aus dem Nachlaß, die hier nicht vorliegen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: René Burkert]
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        ARIA DI CASA MANZONI. Nuova edizione accresciuta con 26 illustrazioni.

      Milano, Ceschina, 1955. In-8, brossura, sovracoperta, pp. 210. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Beyond Tragedy {Signed}

      NY: Charles Scribners Sons, 1955. Signed hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Charles Scribners Sons, 1955. 8vo., xi+306pp. Gray cloth with gilt titles and designs. Inscribed by Niebuhr on the half title: "to Susan & Bob on their wedding day, Best wishes, Reinhold Niebuhr". Some rubbing to the gilt titles, offsetting from NY Times Book Review clipping on Niebuhr laid in, else very good, clean, bright in very good dust jacket with a small chip off the rear panel and wear at the extremities. . Signed by Author. Hard. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Frog Went A-Courtin'

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. Langstaff's version of the four hundred-year-old story-song, with music based on a traditional Appalachian tune, splendidly illustrated by Rojankovsky. 1956 Caldecott Medal winner. Stated first edition (first edition). Blue hardcover, black titling & decoration. Light wear to book, minor spine slant; jacket shows light wear, a few smudges & scuffs, tiny chips. Text & drawings clean; 32 pages, illustrations in green & black, full color.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Feodor Rojankovsky. 8¾" by 11".

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        AUSFUHRLICHE GRAMMATIK DER LATEINISCHEN SPRACHE SATZLEHRE

      GOTTSCHALKSCHE, LEVERKUSEN 1955 - TEDESCO III ed. a cura di Andreas Thierfelder, rilegatura in tutta tela azzurra con lievissimi ed inevitabili segni del tempo e con adesivo con titoli manoscritti al dorso, pagine levemente ingiallite ai bordi, con rari segni di biro ai margini e con lieve traccia di umidità ai bordi di pag. 559-561

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        Frog Went A-Courtin'

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Feodor Rojankovsky. Size: 8¾" by 11", Langstaff's version of the four hundred-year-old story-song, with music based on a traditional Appalachian tune, splendidly illustrated by Rojankovsky. 1956 Caldecott Medal winner. Stated first edition (first edition). Blue hardcover, black titling & decoration. Light wear to book, minor spine slant; jacket shows light wear, a few smudges & scuffs, tiny chips. Text & drawings clean; 32 pages, illustrations in green & black, full color.

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        Christmas Card.

      [1955] Mounted, original lithograph, 330 x 210mm, central fold, otherwise a very good copy. Barnett Freedman's personal Christmas card for 1955, using a proof of the card he designed for The Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company. This copy only printed on one side and without the text "The Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company". We presume that Freedman printed off a handful of proofs before entering the lettering for Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company to use as personal cards. This is signed "Claudia and Barnett Freedman". From the collection of fellow artist Kenneth Holmes, O.B.E., A.R.C.A.

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        Derrière le miroir. Nos. 79-80-81. Oct. Nov. Déc. 1955 : Fernand Léger

      Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1955. En feuilles, chemise titrée. Très bon. Fernand Léger. In-4. Édition originale. Complet des 20 pages non reliées incluant la couverture illustrée, 5 reproductions en couleurs dont 2 en double page. Collationné, complet.

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        Officers and Gentlemen. A Novel.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 Autograph Letters, signed ("Sydney Cockerell"), to Stella and Paul Standard

      Kew Richmond Surrey, 1955. Each on a single folded "Aerogramme" sheet, addressed by Cockerell on verso; one page each. 8vo. Very good. Each on a single folded "Aerogramme" sheet, addressed by Cockerell on verso; one page each. 8vo. Cockerell to Paul Standard. Charming letters from the aging museum director, collector, and calligrapher, to his American counterpart Paul Standard, founding member of the Typophiles and champion of calligraphy. In the first, Cockerell expresses his delight on receiving the news that he "will have the great pleasure of seeing you and Mrs. Standard here in June - by the same post came one from RUTH DRAPER saying exactly the same thing ... I shall be delighted to show you my Bembo ms and other fine specimens of Italian calligraphy." In the second, Cockerell touchingly apologizes for his tardiness in answering: "I am going through rather a tiresome phase of my malady (Old Age), which makes me lethargic and rather disinclined to answer letters ... Stella dear, I think of you lovingly and wish speedy completion to your new book, with much applause to follow. Dear Paul, I feel that we understand each other and have a mutual affecton which wll not wear thin ..." In the last letter, Cockerell is glad to know that "'Italian Food' [by Elizabeth David] has been an acceptable addition to Stella's culinary library ... Also I was glad to have news of STANLEY MORISON, for whom I have great admiration ... BR is another old and dear friend to whom I am glad to have had my recalled - He is maturing but I believe he's not eager to grow old - what a lot he has done for printing both in America and here ...".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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