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        John Piper. Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954, arranged and with an introduction by S. John Wood

      Curt Valentin, New York 1955 - First American edition. Eleven reproductions in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line-and-tone; an aquatint; a monochrome lithograph and THREE LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR SPECIALLY DRAWN FOR THIS WORK. 1 vols. Large 4to. WITH 3 ORIGINAL JOHN PIPER LITHOGRAPHS. LAID IN IS A PIECE OF CLOTH DESIGNED BY PIPER. Original cloth, fine in chipped dust jacket Eleven reproductions in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line-and-tone; an aquatint; a monochrome lithograph and THREE LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR SPECIALLY DRAWN FOR THIS WORK. 1 vols. Large 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beast in View

      Random House 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. A very good dustjacket with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the $3.50 price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some discolorization to the front endpaper. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Tales of Conan.

      New York: Gnome Press Inc.,, 1955. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine and front cover in black. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece map. Negligible rubbing to extremities, an excellent bright copy. First edition, first printing. This collection is the sixth in the Gnome Press series of Conan books. The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. The stories here were previously unpublished; Howard committed suicide in 1936 leaving two large collections of unfinished manuscripts from which these tales were taken, reworked, and completed by de Camp.

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        Engineering of Consent

      1955. First Edition . BERNAYS, Edward L. The Engineering of Consent. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1955). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of Bernays' foundational 1950s work on advertising and public relations—""Bernays was instrumental in the search for professional recognition""—edited by him with his lead essay, ""The Theory and Practice of Public Relations,"" along with seven essays by leaders in advertising, government, journalism, philanthropy and education.Edward Bernays, considered the father of public relations, “was truly a public relations scholar in every sense of the word, and taught the first course in public relations at New York University in 1923. By making use of market researchÂ…social surveys and public opinion polls he was instrumental in a shift of interest in public relations.” Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, “was among the first to understand that one of the implications of the subconscious mind was that it could be appealed to in order to sell products and ideas. You no longer had to offer people what they needed; by linking your brand with their deeper hopes and fears, you could persuade them to buy what they dreamt of” (Guardian). Building on early works such as Propaganda (1928), “in 1955 Bernays published another significant book, namely The Engineering of Consent, which included principles for public relationsÂ… Bernays was instrumental in the search for professional recognition by public relations practitioners (and identifying the obstacles that prohibit this), as well as contributing to the body of knowledge which makes up such an essential part of any profession"" (du Plessis, Introduction to Public Relations, 12). In this workÂ’s lead essay, Bernays develops an eight-point set of directives and concisely defines public relations as “the attempt, by information, persuasion and adjustment, to engineer public support for an activity, cause, movement or institution.” Bernays sees public relations as especially vital in a fast-moving world where “the need for trained professionals who can deal with increasingly difficult problems of adjustment, interpretation and persuasion is greater.” Expanding on ideas Bernays presented in a 1947 piece for the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Engineering of Consent, edited by him, also features essays by Howard Cutler of BernaysÂ’ agency; Sherwood Dodge, Vice President in charge of marketing at Foote, Cone and Belding; New York Times education editor Benjamin Fine; journalist and partner in BernaysÂ’ agency, Doris Fleischman; Brigadier General A. Robert Ginsburgh; John Price Jones, chairman of the fund-raising firm bearing his name; and Time magazine's director of promotion, Nicholas Samstag. A fine copy.

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        Drei Szenen aus Tante Hs Leben: a) H-néni und ihr Gefangerer. Öltempera auf Leinwand.

      80 x 95 cm, Tadellos Signiert und datiert. Valentin Lustig (*1955 ) aus Klausenburg in Siebenbürgen (Rumänien) stammender Künstler. Seit 1983 lebt Lustig in der Schweiz. Seine Kunst reicht von naiv bis surrealistisch-phantastisch, und enthält zahlreiche Anspielungen auf mythische und biblische Themen. Als Kind von Holocaustüberlebenden thematisiert Lustig auch das Schicksal des jüdischen Volkes. Doch dies kommt nicht explizit zum Ausdruck, da er sich einer individuellen und symbolischen bis ins Groteske reichenden Bildersprache bedient, die verschiedene Deutungen zulässt. [Wer Topor mag - mag auch Lustig]Austellungen:1994: Binz 39, Zürich Galerie Pennarz (Alte Schule), Gundamsried Pfaffenhofen(Deutschland)1996: Galerie Stubnitz Kontor, Zürich1997: Allmedia Productions, Zürich1998: Hewlett Gallery, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA)2003: The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2004: Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris2004: Dorottya Gallery (Ernst Museum), Budapest2005: Lebewohlfabrik, Zürich2006/2007: Yeshiva University Museum, New York City2007: Cooperativo, Zürich2008: Galerie Hauptmann und Kampa, Zürich

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        Fernand Leger-Museum Morsbroich-1955 Mourlot Lithograph

      1955 - "Museum Morsbroich" by Fernand Leger, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall size of the Lithograph is 29.75 x 22.25 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Paper breaks present in the top left and right areas of the print. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Judith Hearne.

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1955. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Fine in publisher's burgundy cloth, in a similarly fine dustwrapper, unclipped, unfaded, unscuffed. Very attractive indeed. Internally clean and sharp, ink ownership to front flyleaf. .A beautiful copy of Moore's horribly compelling novel of loneliness and isolation. Later known as 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne', which rather gives the game away.

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        Encyclopédie de radiologie. 14 volumes

      1955. Thieme. 1955 à 1960. In-4.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 14 volumes tolié marron ou percaline marron Titre et tomaison dorée.Papier glacé. De nombreuses illustrations noires et blanc parfois couleurs. En langue allemande. 1958: Z Zsebök:160 pages: Röntgenanatomie der neugeborenen- und säuglislunge; 1960: H.Bohlig -G Jacob:166 pages:Die asbestose der lungen;1960: 66 pages: F Kaindl- E.Mannheimer- L-Pfeleger-schwarz- B Thurner: Lymphangiographie und lymphadenographie der extremitäten;1959: 457 pages: J.E.W. Brocher:Die wirbelsäulenleiden und ihre differentialdiagnose;1957: Cocchi U:226 pages: Retropneumoperitonem und pneumomediastinum; 1959: Mündnich-Frey KW: 123 pages: Das röngenschichtbild; 1955: Huzly A- Böhm F:138 pages: Bronchus und tuberkulose; 1957: Esser C:210 pages:Topographische ausdeutung der bronchien im röntgenbild; 1955: Stutz E- Vieten H: 250 pages: Die bronchographie; 1955: Anacker H: 77 pages: Lu,genkrebs und bronchographie; 1955: Gebauer A Chanen A :313 pages: Das transversale schichtverfahren; 1958: Vogler E- Herbst R:112 pages: Angiographie der nieren; 1959: May R- Nissl R:192 pages: Die phlebographie unteren extremität; 1960: Künzler R- Schad N:224 pages: Atlas der angiokardiographie angeborener herzfehler.

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        Lolita (First Issue)

      The First Issue printed by The Olympia Press in 1955. 2 Vols : Wraps. Both BOOKS are in Very Good++ or better condition. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Printed price of 900 Francs to the rear panel of both volumes with NO erasures, or sticker residue. Vol. I: Very Mild edge-wear at the spine ends with a small nick and a small rub to the lower spine. A little light spotting to the text-block and to the lower corner of the prelims. Upper text block and white of spine lightly toned. Vol. II: Minimal edge-wear at the spine ends. A mild crease to the rear upper corner. Upper text block and white of spine lightly toned. Light spotting to the text block. Both volumes are free from inscriptions and erasures. Both volumes are the correct first issue confirming to all of the first issue points. Housed within individual card chemises within a custom solander box with gilt titling. Published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the lower rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be repriced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either with the book-seller's hand written price correction or as here (in the much more uncommon) without a price change. Lolita is one of the towering literary achievements of the twentieth century and Nabokov's best-known masterpiece. It was turned down by every major American publishing house. It eventually found a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias's pioneering Paris based Olympia Press. Nabokov was appalled by the company his book was forced to keep on the Olympia list, and he and Girodias conducted a bitter, litigious feud lasting years. During that time Lolita's reputation grew in direct inverse proportion to its availability. The novel was banned in the UK shortly after publication; the French authorities followed suit at the end of 1956. The various translations of the work into other languages caused a number of other scandals, but in spite of American officials being anxious about the appearance of the first American edition, this was issued without problems (in 1958) and became an instant bestseller. In fact, it sold more than 100.000 copies within the first three weeks of publication. A very uncommon and excellent set of a high spot of modern literature. Lolita is included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It also made the World Library's list of one of The 100 Best Books of All Time. Nabokov went on to write the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film adaptation with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. Scarce with such attributes.

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      188pp. Boards in dust jacket.

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        poem "The Gift", :Mary Mother of God written for Miss Elena de Hellebranth,Typed Signed Letter to

      RUTHERFORD, NJ 1955 - letter dated Sept. 23, '55, letter regarding a cancelation for a dinner invitation and says his poem :Mary Mother of God was written for Miss Hellebranth, includes typed and signed poem "The Gift", letter typed on personal letterhead "William Carlos Williams 9 Ridge orad Rutherford, N.J.", poem age toned, post marked envelope rutherford, new jersey DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION:

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        Photograph inscribed

      , 1955. 1955. DOISNEAU, Robert. Photograph inscribed by Andre Dunoyer de Seconzac. Paris: Robert Doisneau, 1955. Original black-and-white photograph; image measures 7 by 8-1/2 inches. $1650.Original vintage photographic print by Robert Doisneau (with his studio stamp on verso) of French artist André Dunoyer de Segonzac at work in his studio. Inscribed on the verso by the painter:

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New York: A New Directions Book, 1955. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book with faint spotting to the closed top-edge of the page block, otherwise in excellent condition. In a Near Fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine ends (no loss) and a faint scuff near the front flap fold running the length of the jacket. Publisher clipped on all four corners, but retaining the original price on the lower front flap. Famously filmed in 1958 by Richard Brooks starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Award, Tennessee William's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" portrays the Pollitt family in Mississippi on the brink of a meltdown. The Pollitt family members attempt to untangle their web of deceits and come to terms with death and an uncertain future. Drama critic for The New York Times wrote that it is "Mr. Williams' finest drama. It faces and speaks the truth.". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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      Original pen & ink artwork for an illustration to The Lovebirds, a story from Eleanor Farjeon's 'The Little Bookroom', illustrated by Ardizzone and published in 1955. Image 112 x 162 mm. Mounted on acid-free board ready for framing.This item is subject to VAT at 20%.

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        CAHIERS DE LA CÉRAMIQUE, DU VERRE ET DES ARTS DU FEU. Revue trimestrielle. Vols. 1-59 (all published). Sevres . Cahiers de la céramique du verre et des arts du feu revue trimestrielle. Nos.1-51 with 9 supplements.

      , Sèvres, 1955-1972. orig. wrappers all 51 physical issues (42-43, 46-47 & 48-49 being double issues) and 9 supplements (to issues 9, 12, 13, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42-43, 45.60 volumes illustrated with appr. 350 colour-plates (many tipped-in) and more than 2500 b/w text illustrations. Indexed in ART bibliographies current titles

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        Le Spatiodynamisme. Texte de la conférence faite le 19 juin 1954 à l'amphithéatre Turgot, à la Sorbonne, sur l'initiative de la "Société Française d'Esthétique".

      Boulogne sur Seine, Editions AA, s.d. [1955]. - 19 x 14 cm, 20 p., 6 pl. h.-t., non coupé. Broché, couv. ill. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen (Ist issue)

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1955 - A very sharp copy of the 1955 1st edition, in the much less common 1st issue (with only 1 date on the copyright page). Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 207 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London Jonathan Cape 1955 - First edition, first impression, 8vo., two spots to fore-edge of text block, blind corner indentation to upper, outer corner of last dozen or so pages, else fine, publisher's black cloth, lettered in silver, fine, printed dust-jacket, light dust-soling, upper flap price-clipped, lower one not and and bears the correct price of 10s.6d net., darkening to spine and extremities, minor chips to corners and spine-ends, otherwise very good-plus, preserved in a cloth slip-case. A very good copy of the third James Bond title and often regarded as the best: one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" on p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955. Gilbert A3a (1.2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strabismus (Gebundene Ausgabe) von Herbert Kaufmann (Herausgeber), Heimo Steffen (Herausgeber)

      Grundlagen und Hintergrundwissen: - Anatomie und (Patho-)Physiologie der Orbita und des Bewegungsapparates - Neurophysiologie der Augenbewegungen - Ursachen, Formen und Folgen der Schielerkrankungen, des Nystagmus und der Blickstörungen Diagnostik und Therapie: - Darstellung aller wesentlichen diagnostischen Verfahren - Anleitungen zur sicheren Befundung - Wichtige Informationen zur konservativen Schielbehandlung - Vorbereitung und Durchführung komplizierter Augenmuskeloperationen inkl. Schnittführung, Wundverschluss und Nachsorge Autor: Hermann Kaufmann, geboren 1955 in Reuthe/Vorarlberg. Architekturstudium an der Technischen Universität Wien. Seit 1984 Büro mit C. Lenz in Schwarzach/Vorarlberg. Seit 2002 Professur für Holzbau an der TU in München. Aus dem Inhalt: B Normales Binokularsehen S - Physiologische Optik - Anatomie und Physiologie der Orbita und des Bewegungsapparates - Neurophysiologie der Augenbewegungen - Sehschärfe - Sensorik des Binokularsehens B Störungen des Binokularsehens S - Terminologie - Mechanik pathologischer Augenbewegungen - Heterophorie und Asthenopie - Heterotropie B Untersuchung des Binokularsehens S - Untersuchung der Motorik - Untersuchung der Sensorik B Störungen der Augen-, Lid- und Pupillenmotorik S - Augenmuskellähmungen - Supranukleäre Augenbewungsstörungen - Störungen der Pupillenmotorik - Topodiagnostik der Augenbewegungsstörungen B Augenmuskeloperationen S - Allgemeine Hinweise - Wirkungsweise und Durchführung verschiedener Operationsverfahren - Ergebnisse und Indikationen verschiedenerOperationsverfahren B Hinweise zur Begutachtung bei Störungen des Binokularsehens S - Minderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit (MdE) bei Störungen des Binokularsehens Sprache deutsch Maße 270 x 195 mm Medizin Pharmazie Klinik und Praxis Augenbewegungen Blickstörung Botulinum Neurophysiologie Nystagmus Operationen Orthoptistin Schielbehandlung Schielen Strabismus Strabologie ISBN-10 3-13-129724-7 / 3131297247 ISBN-13 978-3-13-129724-2 / 9783131297242

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        Spectacular framed display of three signed photos of Iwo Jima flag raisers

      n.p., n.d.. 32" x 15.5". "Three original, black white photos, 7.75"" x 9.75"", each signed by the individual surviving Iwo Jima flag raisers, ""Ira H. Hayes Pfc./U.S.M.C."", ""John H. Bradley Ph.M 2/C "", and ""Pfc. R.A, Gagnon"". The photos are in beautiful condition with the image of Gagnon containing a small spot (hard to even see in image). All the signatures are overall faded but clearly legible. Personally owned by John Bradley, and handed down to his son, James Bradley, who has certified the pieces were from his personal collection. Presented matted, framed and glazed to a finished size of 32"" x 15.5"".A handsome, impressive large display of the three Iwo Jima flag raisers, as individual signed photos of the three men in uniform, each holding the important war tattered flag. The flag raising at Iwo Jima occurred twice in the battle. The first was at 8 AM on February 23, when Bradley and Navy corpsman, PhM2c. Gerald Ziehme (replaced PhM3c. Langley who was wounded in action on February 21), were part of the 40-man combat patrol (mostly from Third Platoon, Easy Company) were sent to climb up the east slope of Mount Suribachi to seize and occupy the crest and to raise an American flag to signal that the mountaintop was captured. On top, the Marines found a steel pipe to attach the flag unto. The flagstaff was taken to the highest position on the crater. Seeing the raising of the national colors immediately caused loud cheering from the Marines, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen on the beach below and from the men on the ships near the beach. After the flag was raised, Bradley, who was with the group of Marines near the flagstaff, pitched in to help the flagstaff stay vertical in the terrific winds on the volcano.The Second Flag raising, the one memorialized by the Pulitzer prize winning photo, was initiated using a larger flag in order for the American flag to be seen more easily from the ships, beaches, and land off and around Mount Suribachi. Marine Sgt. Michael Strank was ordered to ascend Mount Suribachi with Marines from his squad and raise the replacement flag and return with the first flag that was flying on top.A moment of enormous historical importance, beautifully memorialized in this stunning signed black and white photo, signed by three of the many heros from Iwo Jima. John Bradley was one of the first flag raisers at Iwo Jima, and a awardee of both the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his contributions during the battle. Rene Gagnon is best known for being one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S. flag at Iwo Jima and Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American, fought on the island until it was secure however Easy Company had many casualties, and Hayes was one of only five Marines remaining from his platoon of forty-five . Ira was later often commemorated in art and film, both before and after his death in 1955. In 1949, he portrayed himself raising the flag in the motion picture movie, Sands of Iwo Jima. A spectacular example made that much more significant with its important provenance, signatures dated pre 1955 based on the inclusion of Ira Hayes signature.Includes important provenance and documentation from Bradley's son, who authored ""Flags of our Fathers."""

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        A View from the Bridge. Two one-act plays by

      The Viking Press, New York 1955 - Inscribed by Miller on the titlepage , "For David Scrivens, With best regards Arthur Miller". Fine in d/w which is lightly soiled with some chipping and light wear, internal tape repairs but still very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables. Trente cinq lithographies originales de Hans Erni.

      Lausanne, André Gonin, 1955. - Grand in-4, sous double emboitage, dos en velin titré en long, plats, chemise, et couverture ornés d'un décor de portraits tirés des fables, réalisé par l'artiste. Tirage à 320 ex. sur papier de Rives; signées par l'éditeur et Erni, un des 294 ex. comprenant outre les 35 lithographies in et h.-t., le tirage complet des essais lithographiques. Bel ex. Réf. bibliographiques : Monod 6727.

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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955 First edition, first impressionOctavo. Original green wrappers, printed in black.A sharp fresh copy. Lovely. This true first edition, was issued in Paris as Number 7 in the highly influential Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series. [209]

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        Ginger Man

      1955. First Edition . DONLEAVY, J.P. The Ginger Man. Paris: Olympia, [1955]. Small octavo, original green printed paper wrappers. $1500.First edition of DonleavyÂ’s first and most celebrated novel.Singled out by Dorothy Parker as “lusty, violent, wildly funny,” DonleavyÂ’s first novel remains his most famous, notorious not only for its hero but also for the controversies surrounding its publication. “While DonleavyÂ’s first novel was not quite as much of a coup for the Olympia Press as Vladimir NabokovÂ’s Lolita, which they published the same year, it was nevertheless more literary than some of their publications, and added a certain luster to their list. Unfortunately, it also led to the PressÂ’ downfall, when the author sued the proprietor, Maurice Girodias, for breach of contract. Girodias was obliged to sell his firmÂ’s title and had the further humiliation of seeing Donleavy buy it at auctionÂ… The attendant publicity ensured that DonleavyÂ’s reputation as a writer of bawdy farces became firmly established in the reading publicÂ’s mind” (Parker, 319). First edition, with “Francs: 1.500” on rear panel. Kearney 82. A fine copy.

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        Autograph letter signed

      , 1955. 1955. Signed. PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed. Bussaco, Portugal: April 17, 1955. One octavo leaf of Palace Hotel stationery (5-1/2 by 8 inches), writing on recto and verso. WITH: GUBERT, José Ensesa. Typed letter signed (to Cole Porter). Barcelona: March 30, 1955. One quarto leaf of stationery (8-1/2 by 11 inches), typing on recto only. $2200.Autograph letter signed by Cole Porter, praising the lack of rain during his travels, expressing pleasure that the recipient likes her new office and complimenting his travel companion.""The least imitable songwriter of America's golden years of popular song, and in many ways the least 'American,' Cole Porter… epitomized 'sophistication' during decades when that commodity was in shortest supply"" (ANB). Porter's letter, on stationery from the Palace Hotel in Bussaco, Portugal, reads, in full: ""Sun., April 17, 55. Dear Mrs. S

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        A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu.

      New York: Andy Warhol, 1955 - Excellent condition. Presented in grey wooden frames. 18 offset lithographs on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. 16 sheets 24.8 x 34.9 cm. 1 sheet 51.1 x 66.6 cm. 1 sheet 63.5 x 48.3 cm. Issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in the printed covers. Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola did the calligraphy. While the captions are printed in Julia Warhola's distinctive hand, the title on the cover is hand-written in ink and reads 'A La Pecherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu '. This mistake may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earlier ones Warhola titled. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then hand-coloured using Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye by Warhol and his friends at his 'colouring parties'. This portfolio also contains one extra double sized illustration of a boot with no caption (a boot of the same style was used by Warhol for a separate work, 'Gee, Merrie Shoes' for an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year). This delightful portfolio is rare as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of all the plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate. Feldman & Schellmann IV.69A - 84A, IV.85.

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        Instantanes de Paris

      1955. First Edition . Signed. DOISNEAU, Robert. Instantanés de Paris. (Paris): Arthaud, (1955). Quarto, original yellow cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1800.First edition of DoisneauÂ’s beloved Paris, inscribed on the half title, “A Monsieur Norton Wood, avec les respectueux homages de Robert Doisneau,” with 148 rich photogravures of Parisians and preface by Blaise Cendrars.Robert Doisneau was “one of FranceÂ’s most popular and prolific reportage photographers, known for his modest, playful and ironic images in amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of Kertesz, Atget and Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau has presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet, incongruous moments” (Encyclopedia of Photography). With 148 black-and-white photogravures of Parisians— musicians, factory workers, lovers, street artists, dancers, schoolchildren and fishermen— each captured in revealing moments, along with a striking photograph of Picasso and a seven-page photo-essay of crowds lined up before da VinciÂ’s Mona Lisa (which had been removed and hidden during the war and returned afterwards to the Louvre). Preface by Blaise Cendrars, who also wrote the text for their earlier collaboration, La Banlieue de Paris (1949). Text in French. See Icons of Photography, 106; Parr & Badger, 201; Roth, 132. Book clean and bright, with rub to foot of spine. Mild edge-wear to original dust jacket. A very desirable inscribed copy, in near-fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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      Full size railway poster issued by British Railways in the 1950s. She light overall creasing.

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        Gerhard Hoehme. die Unruhe wächst / restlessness grows Werke / Works 1955 - 1989

      240 S. Pappe Als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet, Lagerspuren vorhanden

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      Simon & Schuster 1955 - Stated First Printing. Decorative maize colored cloth. Covers lightly age spotted + name neatly written on front end paper. Unclipped ($2.95) jacket has several small tears, chipped spine ends and foxed rear panel. Includes pull-out page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A most attractive Jacqueline Kennedy signed photo

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x 10". "Signed photo,""Jacqueline Kennedy,"" 5.25"" x 6.75"" image on 8"" x 10"" photo paper. Signed and inscribed in lower margin ""For Mr. Eugene Siler, with best wishes, Jacqueline Kennedy"". Siler was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1955-1965). He served in the House from 1955 to 1964. He would certainly have encountered the Kennedys around Washington. Overall superb."

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        The Roger Moore Collection - All First Edition - SIGNED by Sir Roger Moore

      London: Cape, 1955 A set of first printings in original dust wrappers. All are signed by Sir Roger Moore. Comprising: 'Moonraker' - A near fine (or better) book with one small number and name to the pastedown/endpaper. No foxing. 'shoot' to page 10. SIGNED without dedication by Sir Roger Moore on the title page along with the 007 insignia. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine ends, some darkening to the rear panel and a little spotting to the end-flaps. Spine is clear and only lightly browned, with some rubbing to the edges. 'For Your Eyes Only' - a near fine book without inscriptions. Small circular stain to pages 25-8. SIGNED 'best wishes Roger Moore 007' to the title page. In a very good+ (or better) unclipped wrapper with NO FADING to the spine. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. 'The Spy Who Loved Me' - a near fine book with an inscriptions to the front endpaper. SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped (showing 15s) dust wrapper with some light handling marks and a little edge wear. 'The Man With The Golden Gun' - a near fine book (small stain to page 156), SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and corners. 'Octopussy and The Living Daylights' - a fine book SIGNED by Roger Moore on the half title, additionally signed on the contents page by Maryam D'Abo and Maud Adams (with their character names). In a fine unclipped wrapper with the first issue price of 10s 6d. A lovely set of first editions, first printings all signed by Sir Roger Moore.

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      1955. First Edition . CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Europeans: Photographs. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1955). Folio, original pictorial paper boards designed by Miró. $2200.First edition in English of Cartier-BressonÂ’s famous photobook, “capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen,” with 114 large photogravures (many double-page) and bright cover designed by Joan Miró.In this superb folio photobook, ""Henri Cartier-Bresson repeated the artistic success"" of his Decisive Moment (1952) with these images of post-war Europe taken from 1950-55 (Parr & Badger I:209): ""a permanent record of feeling, sun and shadow, the happy and free, the tragic and doomed, the quintessential Europe of our time."" Famed for his ""special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seenÂ… Cartier-Bresson ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century"" (Blodgett, 96). ""This snapshooter traveled the world, looking not only for the characteristics of specific nations, but also for a universal 'rhythm in the world of real things"" (Roth, 20). Published the same year as the French first edition. With original caption booklet laid in; without extremely scarce original acetate wrapper. Early gift inscription dated 1956.Text and plates fresh, faint marginal dampstaining to preliminaries, front inner hinge expertly reinforced, minor expert archival restoration to spine head.

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        Family of Man

      , 1955. 1955. First Edition . Signed. STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. The Family of Man. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Quarto, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page,

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        Conan the Usurper (Conan #8)

      Ace 1955-05-05. Paperback. New. NEW BOOK

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        Un Paese

      1955. First Edition . STRAND, Paul and ZAVATTINI, Cesare. Un paese. (Torino): Giulio Einaudi, (1955). Quarto, original gray cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. $1800.First edition of this scarcest of all Strand titles, beautifully illustrated with many in-text and full-page gravure prints.“When Paul Strand moved to France in 1950, he wasÂ… in exile from an America that had turned sharply conservativeÂ… he began pursuing a notion heÂ’d been harboring for years: the portrait in photographs and words of a small town and its inhabitantsÂ… he hoped to demonstrate ‘the common denominator of all humanityÂ’ and ‘create a bridge toward a deeper understanding between countries.Â’ This project wasnÂ’t fully realized until later, when Strand collaborated with Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavattini on Un Paese, his 1955 book on ZavattiniÂ’s home town of Luzzara” (Roth, 136). The neo-realist Zavattini wrote the screenplays for such acclaimed films as The Bicycle Thief and Two Women. Text in Italian. Book fine, a bit of chipping to spine head of near-fine dust jacket.

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        The Quiet American - a very fine book with wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A very fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper (some light off-setting to the front flap), complete with the wrap-around band. The best copy we have ever seen.

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        The Quiet American.

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1955 - First edition, 8vo. publisher's dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gold, cream dust jacket printed in grey-green and lettered in red and black, rare Book Society wraparound, just the faintest hint of toning to spine, not price-clipped, preserved in a custom-made slip-case, a superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      SPERLING & KUPFER, 1955. ITALIANO 0,48 Prefazione del Presidente Eisenhower, appendice di Gordon Dean, traduzione di Ada Necchi, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo in pagine ingiallite dal tempo e con lieve fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, coperta morbida con fioritura e con lievi segni di usura, sovraccoperta con fioritura, con usura e con strappi ai bordi USATO

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        Autographed Letter Signed in French

      St. Jean Ferret 1955 - French playwright, artist, and designer. 1 page, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, St. Jean Ferret, September 11, 1955, in French, untranslated, to an unknown correspondent, with interesting literary content, in part: "Cher Monsieur," writing that he had sent an earlier letter and had not received an answer. He suggests that maybe his previous letter did not arrive or that the recipient did not think it worthwhile replying to. However, he stresses that he does not trifle, so to speak, ever. Cocteau speaks of argot and mentions that he does not know the original text of "You Can Always Duck" (1943) by the British mystery writer Peter Cheyney, but thinks the French translation by his correspondent is a masterpiece. He also would like to know the man who wrote pages 15-21 of "Alors toujours en blade?" -- the title of the French translation (1947) of "You Can Always Duck." In closing Cocteau states, "As the young woman of St. Germaine say, 'it's feudal,' and I think so." Natural folds; very good(+) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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