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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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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 — 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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        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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        No Man is an Island

      Harcourt,Brace & Co. 1955 - 0855321938 1955 signed and inscribed later edition, Harcourt, Brace and Company (NY), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall embossed blue cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, silver lettering to spine, pale blue endpapers, xxiii, 264 pp. Slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with very slight bumping to fore edge of front cover. Mild shadow to front free-endpaper, where a press clipping of Merton's obituary was laid in. Signed and inscribed by the author in his distinctive hand on the half title page in his religious name (Fr. M. Louis). Otherwise, a very good copy in a lightly soiled, chipped and edgeworn dust jacket which is nicely preserved an displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. Dust jacket has $3.95 price to front flap. Not a first printing; copyright page has Harcourt code 'G.8.58.' Books signed by Merton, who lived most his life in a monastery, are uncommon. Authenticity of signature is guaranteed in perpetuity. ~ZZ~ Here, in one of the most popular of his more than seventy books, Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise 'Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away.' He provides fresh insight into his favorite topics of silence and solitude, but also especially underscores the importance of community, and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life - whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American Catholic writer, theologian and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote most of his books on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of World War II veterans, students, and even teenagers flocking to monasteries across the US, and was also featured in National Review's list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. In the years since his death, Merton has been the subject of several biographies. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Frog Went A-Courtin'

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 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. Size: 8¾" by 11" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archive]: A Collection of Love Letters and Personal Correspondence sent to Yulla Lipchitz

      1955 - An extraordinary collection of nearly 300 letters, consisting of about 250 love letters and 50 letters of related personal correspondence, sent to Yulla Lipchitz, sculptor and photographer, and the wife of the renowned sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. Included in the collection are 12 holographic letters by Jacques Lipchitz, eight black and white photographs of Yulla with two of her lovers taken before her marriage to Lipchitz, several telegrams and post cards, a few of Yulla's draft replies, and several pieces of manuscript and printed ephemera. Nearly all of the letters are in English, with about 20 in German. Mostly near fine. Although Yulla, her first husband Frederick Mott, and most of her correspondents were German-Jews who fled Germany in the late 1930s, nearly all of the letters are written in English (with occasional flourishes in German), and nearly all abound with deeply felt emotional passions for her, as indicated by such frequent salutations as: "Darling Pussilein, my love!" -- "Darlichingen! Ich Kusse dich" -- "Yullalein, love, Kisses!" Over 150 of the letters are from Walter J. Fischel, an important German-Jewish scholar known internationally for his pioneering studies of Oriental Jewry, and two other men (about 25 letters each) with whom Yulla was having illicit affairs during the War years. The letters of all three men are remarkable for their impassioned, often wild declarations of love, and their frequent pleas to arrange meetings and to get married, if Yulla's husband would grant her a divorce. In the end, after an attempt to reconcile with her husband in 1945-1946, all four men were no match for Jacques Lipchitz, who first met Yulla in 1944, and married her in 1948.The letters also contain frequent references to the status of family members in Europe during the war. For example, her first lover (known only as Abe), provides an account of the 1941 passage of Yulla's brother on the infamous S.S. Navemar (a Spanish freighter built for a capacity of 28 passengers, used to evacuate over 1,100 Jewish refugees to the United States): "There is no delay -- now -- the ship sailed from Cadiz, Spain on July 28 - from Seville on 30th, from Lisbon on Aug. 2nd . Your brother's visa cannot have expired since the regulations are concerned with his port of departure, i.e. Cadiz . As I write I'm getting more angrier by the minute -- wrath & disappointment are concurrent emotions -- & you -- my sweet -- have the honor of stirring up both in me to the highest pitch in ages of its existence ."In the fall of 1945, when Yulla broke with her lover Walter Fischel in an attempt to reconcile with her husband, Fischel's grief, compounded by a family crises, is heartbreaking: "I came home . after having performed somehow the role of a consoler to my mother in her new grief and sorrow about the very possible, though not definite death of her sister and brother-in-law at Theresienstadt. The angel of death (if one can call this so) is terrible cruel towards us . Why retreat just now, when our long cherished hope of living together comes almost near to its fulfillment . Darling dearest, words really can't express my feelings, whenever I am with you. Every hour, every minute -- a kind of holy exaltation. There are no [words] for our love. I want you to avert that "unedles Ungluck" which you are talking about. Please call me, write me, meet me, love me, Kiss me, and be what you have all along meant to me -- my dearest dearest dearest darling -- please call me ."In the 12 letters from Jacques Lipchitz that date between 1949 and 1955, he also repeatedly declares his profound love for her and their newborn daughter. For example, in May 1949 while on a lecture tour, he writes from Chicago: "Darling Puchinka, good morning, I slept very well (alone) and I feel today more rested. But it will be a busy day for me . I accepted an invitation to have lunch with the students of the Department of Architecture of the University of Illinois . then I will have t

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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 ...".

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        EARTHLIGHT

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition. A near fine copy with some spotting to top cut edge, small fade spot to top of spine in a very good plus dust jacket, mild rubbing to spine ends, mild color fade to spine panel, some dust soiling to white areas of jacket. For a scarce book, this is a nice copy. (9403). Octavo, cover art by Richard Powers, cloth. An early science fiction novel of man's first colony on the moon. Dust jacket art by Richard Powers.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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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.

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        The October Country

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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. 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 ?". Each on a single folded "Aerogramme" sheet, addressed by Cockerell on verso; one page each. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Prophet.

      

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        Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society 1-61. With The Royal Society Catalogue of Portraits. And The Royal Society its Origins and its Founders - 63 Volumes in Total.

      

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        Un Paese

      Torino, Italy: Giulio Einaudi, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Text in Italian by Cesare Zavattini. A terrific collection of Strand's black and white photographs of rural life in Italy. A tight very near fine copy in a close to near fine dust jacket that has a small tear to the top of the rear panel, some minute wear to the top of the spine and some of the usual fading to the spine and edges of the front panel. A nicer than usual copy.

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        27th Annual Academy Awards Presentation - 1955 (Original Program)

      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood 1955 - Official program for the 27th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, held 30 March, 1955, at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, & the NBC Century Theatre, New York. Hosted by Bob Hope (L.A.) & Thelma Ritter (N.Y.). Includes ORIGINAL 12-page PROGRAM bound in pictorial folder cover, plus TWO USED TICKETS in original printed envelope (gold tickets - mezzanine, section right, row 6, seats 10 & 12), plus AUTO PARKING PASS (orange-coloured). Classic period of American cinema. Presenters at the 1955 Academy Awards included Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Grace Kelly, & Frank Sinatra. Performers of nominated songs included Rosemary Clooney & Dean Martin. Winning categories included best motion picture ("On the Waterfront"), best actor (Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront"), best actress (Grace Kelly in "The Country Girl"). "Three Coins in the Fountain" won best song (from the movie of the same name). Best special effects went to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". Honorary awards went to Greta Garbo, Danny Kaye, & Jon Whiteley, among others. Other NON-winning nominations included Humphrey Bogart ("The Caine Mutiny"), Bing Crosby ("The Country Girl"), Judy Garland ("A Star is Born"), Audrey Hepburn ("Sabrina"), & Alfred Hitchcock (directing "Rear Window"). Staple-bound pictorial wraps. Large format. Slight toning to cover, light pencil check marks at the winner of each nominated category, otherwise a very nice clean copy. Unpaginated (12pp). Scarce piece of classic 1950s American motion picture ephemera. Original program, tickets in envelope, plus parking pass. RARE. Size: 30.5 x 23cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Less Than Angels.

      Jonathan Cape, London., 1955. First edition. Octavo. 256 pages. As with all this novelist's early titles, very scarce.Contemporary (1955) ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Spine slightly creased, otherwise very good indeed in very good dustwrapper a little nicked and rubbed at edges.

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        The Red Fog Over America

      National Federation of Christian Laymen, Canada 1955 - 226 pages including index. Rare surviving first edition copy of this classic conspiracy work. "Because knowledge is necessary to inspire action we make facts known which we hope will activate citizens, and cause them to take strong, determined, measures in accordance with our Constitution and Laws, which will put an end to all phases of the international conspiracy, and bring all conspirators before the bar of justice." - from inside front cover. "Published because we are convinced that an international conspiracy is in operation for the purpose of destroying our national and religious institutions in America. Presents evidence obtained by Commander Carr, as the result of thirty five years of investigations" - from Foreward. Average wear. Binding intact. Few markings to contents. Two ink stamps to title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Faster, Faster a Simple Description of a Giant Electronic Calculator and the Problems it Solves

      MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, NEW YORK, TORONTO, LONDON 1955 - gilt on cover and spine, black and white illustrations, pages clean, princeton antiques book plate on inside of front cover, spine of dj faded DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: 160 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Structure of sodium thymonucleate fibres, parts 1, 2 & 3. , signed by Raymond Gosling

      Copenhagen, 1955. Franklin, Rosalind (1920-58) & Gosling, R. G. (1) The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibres. I. The influence of water content. Offprint from Acta Crystallographica 6 (1953). 673-677pp. (2) The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibres. II. The cylindrically symmetrical Patterson function. Offprint from Acta Crystallographica 6 (1953). 678-685pp. (3) The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibres. III. The three-dimensional Patterson function. Offprint from Acta Crystallographica 8 (1955). Together 3 offprints. 268 x 202 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine copies, each one signed by R. G. Gosling on the first page. First Separate Editions. In January 1951, after having learned X-ray crystallography techniques in Paris, Rosalind Franklin arrived at the MRC Biophysics Unit at King's College, London, to pursue research on the structure of DNA. The head of the MRC, John T. Randall, arranged for Gosling, a graduate student previously associated with Maurice Wilkins, to work with her. At the same time, James Watson and Francis Crick were pursuing their own DNA investigations at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, which culminated in their famous double-helix model of DNA structure (based in part on information derived from one of Franklin's x-ray photographs). In March 1953, before they were aware of the Watson-Crick model, Franklin and Gosling submitted two papers on DNA structure for publication in Acta Crystallographica. "The first describes the observations on the types of X-ray diagram given by highly orientated specimens of sodium DNA at different humidities. Two forms of DNA fibres, named A and B, are described and the conditions are given for producing them. In this paper are reproduced the beautiful X-ray photographs which were used in the subsequent analysis of both forms. The accompanying paper describes quantitative measures on the X-ray pattern of the A form. . . ." (Klug, "Rosalind Franklin" [1968], p. 808). Two years later Franklin and Gosling submitted their final paper in the series, "contain[ing] an interpretation of the three-dimensional Patterson function of the A structure in which the orientation of the helical molecules in the unit cell of the crystal is analysed and a detailed picture of the arrangement of the phosphate groups is proposed." (Klug, p. 808).

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        The Angry Hills

      Random House, New York 1955 - Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Full brick-red cloth. The spine is stamped in black and gilt. Black topstain. Octavo. 249pps. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends. Also, the endpapers are somewhat yellowed due to the acid content of the stock/jacket flaps. Otherwise excellent: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a faintly-sunned spine and shallow chipping at the extremities; overall, the jacket is quite presentable. The original price (3.00) is intact on the front flap. The author's second book, SIGNED by him -- without further inscription -- on the half-title page. An excellent, collector's-quality copy. ".When Mike Morrison arrived in Greece in 1941, the German invaders were already on the verge of driving the British Empire troops into the sea. Still, Mike figured on settling his affairs quickly, without undue trouble. Suddenly he was caught up in a nightmarish web of intrigue and adventure. He was handed an envelope to deliver in London, on his way home to America. And the contents of that envelope seemed to be enormously important to such people as: Major Howe-Wilken of British Intelligence, who warned Mike to leave Athens; the stern Scotsman, Soutar, who saved his life; and Konrad Heilser, a lethal German agent who chased him all over Greece." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Caviar

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition 1st Printing. Grey-Green Cloth. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. Powers Dust Jacket Art. 167 Pp. Beige Cloth Stamped In Black. First Edition. A Fine Book, No Wear, No Names Or Marks, Usual Aging Of Pages. Dj With Just A Touch Of Wear At A Few Points, 3/16" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Flap Fold And Another At Top Of Rear Panel, Small Bruise [No Tears Or Creases] Near Center Of Spine, Not Price-Clipped,. Small Bump To Upper Tip Of Front Board And Front Panel Of Dj.

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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

      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. Grasset Paris 1955 16,5x22cm broché

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        Nouvelles et Textes Pour Rien.

      Les Éditions de Minuit, Paris., 1955. First combined edition. One of fifty numbered hors commerce copies on Vélin, out of a total limited issue of 1185 copies. Octavo. 221 pages. Wrappers.Presentation copy from the author to the French art historian Patrick Waldberg, inscribed on the half-title page: ''pour Patrick et Lin avec son amitié - Sam Beckett - Paris 1955''. Waldberg was a member of the Surrealist Movement and author of several books on the subject.Spine and cover edges tanned. Yapp covers chipped at bottom edges. Protruding edges of two pages nicked. Good.

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        Cento tavole del Codice Resta. Custodia editoriale cartonata.

      Amilcare Pizzi, 1955. NOTE: facsimile della rileg. originale TITOLO: Cento tavole del Codice Resta. Custodia editoriale cartonata. 224 248 disegni (in gran parte Italiani) Ottimo esemplare. Edizione esclusiva di 2030 esemplari numerati non venale (il ns. n. 1666). Fra gli artisti di cui sono riprodotti i disegni in questa impeccabile e monumentale anastatica: Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bel Ediz.non venale di 2030 esempl. numerati .

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        Schleuse in Neukölln. Schwarz-weiße Tuschzeichnung, rechts unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)70 * signiert und datiert. Verso eine weitere Tuschzeichnung...

      (... einer Tanne im Gebirge. Tuschzeichnung in braun )..Blattmaß ca. 41 x 48,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das detailreiche Blatt auf Büttenpapier von guter Erhaltung, verso eine andere signierte und datierte Tuschzeichnung des Jahres 1955 einer Tanne im Hochgebirge ( wohl Alpen ). Das Blatt mit geringen Randläsionen und kleinen Resten alter Montierung insgesamt guter Zustand. ( beiliegend 1 kleiner Notizzettel Kohlhoffs mit Adressangabe *1 Berlin 44, Treptower Str. 95-96 * sowie Bezeichnung *6 Schleuse in Neukölln *.Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Album

      New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea 1955 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 10.5". String-tied lacquered wooden album with Asian-inspired designs and a map of Japan on the front board. Contains 222 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5", with captions mostly on the verso. Very good with rubbing, edgewear, and small tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a soldier during the Korean War beginning with his training at Fort Dix, New Jersey with G Company 273rd Infantry Regiment. These photos show the men posed around the barracks in uniform with equipment including a large hammer. There's a group of men at the barracks with their names written on the verso along with where they were being shipping to which included Japan and Germany. The soldier landed in Japan where he worked at the ETA Jima Specialist School. One photo from this time reads, "ETS Jima Specialist School 31 Aug 54 -- Picture taken by a Japanese fellow working in cleaners. He told us his hobby was photography but the way he cut me out; I have my doubts." Another photo of the Academy Club reads, "entrance to club where many hundreds of games of ping-pong and pool were played while on 3 weeks of R&R."After Japan he spent some time in Korea where, when he wasn't studying or working with the Army, he was participating in baseball and football games. There are also photos of the soldier and his colleagues working in an Army base office along with some local girls. He was then sent back to Japan and explored the gardens of Tokyo during some time off. One photo of a shop in Hiroshima reads "Atomic Bomb Victim No. 1 -- Victim No. I makes his living from this little shop sells stones, etc." Photos includes local people, temples, the barracks, and the landscape. One photo of a Japanese toddler which is captioned, "babysan!" Laid in are a stack of loose photographs which include photos of football games, Korea, Japan, and Suffield Academy, the Connecticut prep school from where he graduated in 1952.An interesting collection of Korean War-era photography taken by a soldier during his tour of duty. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Recognitions

      London: Macgibbon and Kee, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. First British edition. Inscribed by author on title page to Icelandic author and translator Olafur Gunnarson, "With all best wishes, [signed] William Gaddis [/] December 1976." 956pp. Original cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped (30s net) dust jacket with offsetting from tape repair on verso to foot area, extending slightly into front panel, light rubbing and wear. An uncommon signed copy of Gaddis' critically-acclaimed first novel of art forgery.

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