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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      74, [1] pp. Tipped in glossy photographic illustrations reproduced from scenes in the 1955 Disney / True-Life Adventure film of the same name. Photography by Alfred & Emma Milotte, who spent three years on location to complete this project. The film won the Silver Bear Award at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival. The book was designed by Armand A. Bigle and produced by Marc Barraud from the original French language edition 'Walt Disney Lions d'AFrique.' Printed in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland. This work is important for a number of reasons: as an artifact of early American efforts in documentary nature films; as a piece of Walt Disney memorabilia; as evidence of early conservation efforts; and as a notable example of book design, and of tipped-in photographs in particular. While we found between two and three dozen copies in institutional holdings, this title appears to be rather scarce in the trade.Keywords: FILM MOTION PICTURE MOVIE CINEMA WALT DISNEY AFRICAN LION First English language edition. Tiny ding on rear board, boards lightly rubbed, spine lightly foxed, ink names on front endpapers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First Edition. Near Fine/No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. Milotte, Alfred & Elma.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Lolita

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A nick to the volume's spine, and fading to the topstain. A small sticker ghost, and two small chips to the spine of the dust jacket. Mild age toning and dust soiling to the jacket, a presentable copy. Publisher's price of $5.00 on the front flap. Nabokov's masterpiece, and one of the 20th century's most memorable love stories. A McCaffrey 100 title. .

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        ORME'S COLLECTION OF BRITISH FIELD SPORTS.

      Guilford, Charles W Traylen, 1955.. DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 20 COPIES, 1955. WITH 1 ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATE AFTER SAMUEL HOWITT IN FOLDER AT REAR, FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF CIRCA 1808, this is plate 17, Rabbitt Shooting, La Chasse au Lapin. Facsimile reprint, oblong folio, approximately 580 x 450 mm, 23 x 18 inches, title page and contents page decorated and coloured, 20 coloured plates reproduced from the original hand-coloured aquatint plates, no text, plates captioned in English and French, bound in full red crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titled and ruled in gilt on the upper cover, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cloth hinges and Cockerel marbled endpapers. Binding has a few dark scatches, mostly to lower cover, lacking slipcase, otherwise a very good copy. This exact fascimile reprint of the first and only edition of one of the rarest of all sporting books, printed in eight colours by offset lithography by W S Cowell, Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, published by Charles W Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, 87 North Street, Guildford, England. This copy is number 18 of the edition deluxe, limited to twenty copies, each of which contains one of the original plates. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects

      New York: Published by Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, (1955). New York: Published by Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith. (1955). First. First edition. FIVE ONLY of what was intended to be seven stapled pamphlets in box as issued. Lacking pamphlets number 3 & 7. Each story is written by Bond, and illustrated by Sendak, and each is fine and probably unread in heavily worn box that has been taped and doodled upon. Presumably of use to fill in a broken set. .

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        Hollands Landschap. [19]96. [4 signierte Original-Siebdrucke / 4 signed original silkscreens].

      Richard Smeets, geboren 1955 in Gennep. 4 Original-Siebdrucke auf Büttenpapier, von Richard Smeets jeweils nummeriert, datiert und signiert. Exemplar Nummer 200 von 200 in der Illustrierten Original-Pappbox. Maße Blätter: 40,5 x 33,0 cm. Maße Abbildungen: ca. 24,5 x 19,0 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 4 Original silkscreens on handmade paper, each numbered, dated and signed by Richard Smeets. Number 200 of 200 in the original cardboard-box. Measure sheets: 40,5 x 33,0 cm. Measure images: ca. 24,5 x 19,0 cm. Fine copy.

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY EUDORA WELTY on the title page. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1955 stated 1st edition, 2nd issue (with the multiple dates on the copyright page). Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 207 pgs.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed

      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 PorterÂ… 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 – up here to see some treasures we missed before we went to Lisbon. Please get book & keep for me, Napoleon III by Albert Guerard, pub. Knopf. Since I hit Milan we have had only one-half day of rain & that was on the day I hit Milan. I can't tell you how happy I am that you like your new office so much. All well – Paul is a wonderful traveller. He has such fun with my 39 bags. Best, C.P."" ""Paul"" is certainly a reference to ""Cole's faithful valet, Paul Sylvain. ""After a near-fatal riding accident on Long Island in 1937, in which a frightened horse rolled on him and crushed both his legs, the permanently lamed Porter had to be carried virtually everywhere by his valet Paul Sylvain"" (The New Republic). Sylvain died in July 1959; ""in appreciation of Sylvain's long and zealous service, Cole subsequently set up a $75,000 trust fund in his will to assist Sylvain's two young daughters"" (Schwartz, Cole Porter, 264). Accompanied by a typed letter signed by José Ensesa Gubert to Porter, at the bottom of which Porter has written, ""Show me this when I return, please."" Gubert established the upscale s'Agaró resort on the Costa Brava in Catalonia in the early 1920s; in addition to Porter, it attracted such celebrities as Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Gubert's letter concerns several records of traditional Catalonian melodies (sardanes) he sent the composer. Book title in Porter letter underline in blue pencil. Later marginal annotation, ""Cole's hand"" with arrow, to Gubert letter.Old fold lines to both letters. Faint creases, tiny closed tears to edge of Porter letter; old marginal tape residue to Gubert letter. Fine condition and suitable for framing.

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        Portret van Karel Appel voor zijn muurschildering, Rotterdam, 1955

      Vintage bl/w gelatin silver print stamped - Afm. 24 x 22.5 cm (beeld en blad), met drie stempels van de fotograaf verso en de annotatie 'K. Appel Rotterdam?' in blauwe pen Foto genomen tijdens de manifestatie E55 ('Manifestatie van Nederlands Energie') in Rotterdam in 1955, waarvoor Appel in opdracht van de architecten J.?H. van den Broeken Jaap Bakema een 100m lange muurschildering maakte (zie Van Houts, pp. 217-219). in goede staat, met lichte gebruikssporen

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        Alcoholics Anonymous / The Story Of How Many Thousands Of Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism : New And Revised Edition [Second Edition]

      New York [1959]: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1955. Second Edition, Third Issue. Navy Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Near Fine DJ. 1 3/4" Thick. Second Edition, Third Issue, Title And Copyright Pages With 1955 Dates, No Later Printing Indicated, With "1959" Date On Dj Flap And 1958 Book Printings Indicated On Verso Of Half-Title [ A List Not Present At All In The First Issue], With The Following Points: Much Thicker Than The First Issue, 1 3/4" Thick, Misprint Corrected [ "Really" On P. Xx], And Updated "7000" On P. 16, And A New List Of Four Publications On The Verso Of The Half-Title Page Ending With "Brief History Of A.A.'S First Two Decades" And The Al-Anon Address As "Box 182" On P. 575. This Printing Has The Original Dj With Misleading Text "Third Edition New And Revised" On Spine, With Text On The Front Cover Reading "This Is The Third Edition Of The Big Book, New And Revised. The Basic Text For Alcoholics Anonymous", Text At Top Of Front Flap"Alcoholics Anonymous Third Edition 1959" . In The Original Dust Jacket, With Text At Bottom Of Front Flap Reading "Seven Case Histories, An Addition Of / (Continued On Back Flap)", And No Publication Code At Bottom Of Rear Flap, Which Has Address As New York City (17). A Very Clean, Tight, Almost Unworn And Unused Copy, Spine Has Very Bright Gilt Title On Unfaded Spine And Unworn Blindstamped Title On Front Cover; Pages Bright White, With About A Dozen Corners Neatly Folded Down About 3/4" At Upper Right Corner. Dust Jacket Is Entirely Unfaded, Bright, Immaculate, All Lettering On Spine And Cover Still Bright White, A Touch Of Wear Right At Corners With A Tiny Amount Of Paper Loss. With A Closed 1/4" Tear At Top Of Front Panel And Top And Bottom Of Rear Spine Fold, With Light Wear Right Along Top And Bottom Edges Of The Spine, And A Few Simple Check Marks In The Margins. The Second Edition Was A Major Revision Of The Original 1939 "Big Book", And This Third Issue, Apparently Issued In 1959, Is Scarce In Collectible Condition; Any Printings 1959-1960 Are Uncommon, And Near Fine Copies Of This Dj With Textual Errors Are Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        DI NAYE HAGODEH SHEL PEYSEH: FUN DER GEGENVART 1933-1945, HITLER-EPOKHE [HAGADAH SHEL PESACH HAGGADAH PESAH]

      Buenos Aires; Talleras Graficos Heuman. 1955. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 16mo. 31 pages. 15 cm. In Yiddish with Hebrew. "Le-shanah ha-ba? Ah bene horin be-ar? A de-Yisra'el. " - Cover. With added Spanish title page at rear: La Nueva Hagada? De Pesaj: del presente 1933-1945 - epoca – Hitleriana. La Noche Sagrada de Egipto y la liberacion del judaismo europeo del yugo nazi. ” New Haggada for the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the resistance and martyrs in during the Hitlerian epoch. Replete with songs of the partisans. Endpages contain facsimile of letters from representatives of the State of Israel in support of this Haggadah. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Miscellanea. Haggada. OCLC lists 2 copies (Harvard, Natl Libr Israel) . Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (HAG-16-12) .

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        Parade of Pleasure: A Study of Popular Iconography in the USA (First Edition)

      New York: Library Publishers, 1955. First American Edition, originally published in the UK by Derek Verschoyle the previous year. Photo illustrated throughout, with different images than the UK edition. An early examination of the negative influence of pop culture on the American public, with sections on film, pin ups, pulp novels, television, and, most importantly, comic books, which Wagner referred to as "the marijuana of the nursery." A companion piece to Fredric Wertham's infamous "Seduction of the Innocent," just as influential in the creation of the Comics Code Authority, and far more scarce. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Front board slightly bowed. Jacket chipped, affecting the "P" in "Parade" on the front panel and publisher's name on the heel, with a few short closed tears, repaired with cello tape on the verso, and faint creasing. A presentable copy overall.

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good in Very Good unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket. Bumping to bottom corners; previous owner name and staining to front end sheet. Light dampstaining to book and jacket but not that badly: small faint dampstain to top margins of some pages, wrinkling to spine and front panel with concomitant faint stain to front board. Spine panel faded, jacket edge worn with several tears and associated creases repaired with tape on the verso, rubbing to panels. A nice copy.

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        Another Time, Another Place

      New York: Crown Publishers. (1955). First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with several very small tears, and one slightly jagged, longer tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1958 film directed by Lewis Allen, and featuring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, and Sean Connery, in an early leading performance. Exceptionally scarce. .

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

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York 1955 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1362-65. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing at spine ends and mild dust soiling to rear panel. A nice copy. (#114536) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Film Culture (Vol. 1, No. 1)

      New York: Jonas Mekas, 1955. Original wraps. Near Fine. The uncommon January 1955 maiden issue of this seminal Jonas Mekas-inspired film magazine. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial (an intense Orson Welles as "Othello" gracing the cover) wrappers. Very impressive contributions thruout, with articles by Erich Von Stroheim, Hans Richter, Orson Welles, William K. Everson, etc. This, the very first issue, was both edited and published by Jonas Mekas and was sponsored by, among others, James Agee and Helen Levitt.

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        Hickory Dickory Dock.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1955. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the supplied dust jacket. Slight bumps to spine ends, an excellent copy in the jacket with lightly faded spine. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Sir Leonard Woolley on the front free endpaper, "For Len, with love from Agatha". Sir Leonard and his wife Katharine were good friends of Christie and her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. Mallowan's archaeological career began as an assistant to Woolley at the excavations at Ur in southern Iraq, and through this friendship and tutelage Christie met Woolley's wife Katharine, on whom the character of Louise Leidner in Murder in Mesopotamia is purportedly based. Published in the US in the same year under the title Hickory Dickory Death.

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        The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition

      The Pennsylvania Academy of, (Philadelphia) 1955 - Quarto. Stiff wrappers and French-folded dustwrapper. Faint dampstain to the spine else near fine. Special deluxe issue of the Catalogue of the Anniversary Exhibition with essays on the various artists by many distinguished art scholars and critics. This is Copy #5 of 100 numbered copies. Several of the scholars have Signed their contributions. Among those who have signed are Lloyd Goodrich (on Thomas Eakins), Edward W. Root (on George Luks), Dorothy Grafly (on Charles Grafly), Franklin C. Watkins, Walker Hancock, Wilbur D. Peat (on William Merritt Chase), Marian Carson, Edgar P. Richardson (on Benjamin West), Henri Marceau and Charles C. Sellers (on Charles Willson Peale). Also laid in are several ephemeram related to the exhibition including a menu to celebratory dinner (as well as a miniature facsimile of a menu for the centenary dinner), a program, invitation, ticket and first day of issue postcard and stamp issued to commemorate the anniversary, as well as an unused plate block of the same stamp (Peale's "The Artist in His Museum") and invitations or programs to a private viewing of the collection and a chamber music performance in connection with the anniversary. A splendid collection of material relating to an important American institution. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      Doubleday and Company, Garden City, NY 1955 - Two volumes. "Year of Decision" and "Years of Trial and Hope". BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This is a later edition of the trade edition. Front cover of Volume 1 is slightly bowed outward. Text is clean throughout. 596-594pp. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Memoirs (2 Volumes): Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1955 - Two volume set of the Harry S. Truman Memoirs, INSCRIBED. Volume 1: Years of Decisions is a special Kansas City edition, limited to 20,615 copies. INSCRIBED and dated by Truman on the dedication page. Book is very good with slight edge wear. Gift inscription on the versa of front free end paper. Dust jacket has original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. The front flap has separated from the front panel; there is a large piece missing at the top of the spine; chipping at the corners and spine ends; and creasing on the back panel. Volume 2: Years of Trial and Hope is a first edition, as stated on the copyright page. A nice, bright, square copy in fine condition. No dust jacket. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1955. Two volumes. "Year of Decision" and "Years of Trial and Hope". BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This is a later edition of the trade edition. Front cover of Volume 1 is slightly bowed outward. Text is clean throughout. 596-594pp.. Signed by Author. Later Edition. Black Cloth. Almost No Wear/Lightly Chipped. Octavo.

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        Memoirs (2 Volumes): Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 Two volume set of the Harry S. Truman Memoirs, INSCRIBED. Volume 1: Years of Decisions is a special Kansas City edition, limited to 20,615 copies. INSCRIBED and dated by Truman on the dedication page. Book is very good with slight edge wear. Gift inscription on the versa of front free end paper. Dust jacket has original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. The front flap has separated from the front panel; there is a large piece missing at the top of the spine; chipping at the corners and spine ends; and creasing on the back panel. Volume 2: Years of Trial and Hope is a first edition, as stated on the copyright page. A nice, bright, square copy in fine condition. No dust jacket. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. Second printing and the first edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Fine in self-wraps and original unprinted tissue dustwrapper with a few small chips. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author: "For Sydney Omarr whom I look forward to meeting soon with great eagerness. Pax vobiscum! Henry Miller 9/26/55." Omarr and Miller not only met, but became close friends. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Miller and Omarr had similar tastes and Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women. He was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, Henry Miller: His World of Urania, and Miller wrote the introduction to Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973 and the liner notes to the record album Presenting Sydney Omarr. A very nice association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

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        The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition

      (Philadelphia): The Pennsylvania Academy of. 1955. First. Quarto. Stiff wrappers and French-folded dustwrapper. Faint dampstain to the spine else near fine. Special deluxe issue of the Catalogue of the Anniversary Exhibition with essays on the various artists by many distinguished art scholars and critics. This is Copy #5 of 100 numbered copies. Several of the scholars have Signed their contributions. Among those who have signed are Lloyd Goodrich (on Thomas Eakins), Edward W. Root (on George Luks), Dorothy Grafly (on Charles Grafly), Franklin C. Watkins, Walker Hancock, Wilbur D. Peat (on William Merritt Chase), Marian Carson, Edgar P. Richardson (on Benjamin West), Henri Marceau and Charles C. Sellers (on Charles Willson Peale). Also laid in are several ephemeram related to the exhibition including a menu to celebratory dinner (as well as a miniature facsimile of a menu for the centenary dinner), a program, invitation, ticket and first day of issue postcard and stamp issued to commemorate the anniversary, as well as an unused plate block of the same stamp (Peale's "The Artist in His Museum") and invitations or programs to a private viewing of the collection and a chamber music performance in connection with the anniversary. A splendid collection of material relating to an important American institution. .

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        Joan Miro-Derriere le Miroir, no. 87-88-89, pg 4,9-1955 Lithograph

      1955 - "Derriere le Miroir, no. 87-88-89, pg 4,9" by Joan Miro, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall size of the Lithograph is 15 x 22 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: #223 & #225 from ‘Miro Lithographs II", Mourlot, F., 1975Double page lithograph from Derriere le Miroir, No. 87-88-89, 1956, pg 4 & 9, Published by Maeght, Paris.Derriere le Miroir was the legendary art revue published in Paris by Aime Maeght, from 1946 through 1982. Artists who contributed special edition lithographs included Chagall, Miro, Giacometti and Calder. Often known by collectors simply as DLM, all issues of Derriere le Miroir are now scarce, and have become quite valuable. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

      New York: Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, 1955. Full leather. Fine. Botticelli. A lovely copy of this lavish 1955 prose translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy". #107 of only 300 copies bound in a full, dark-green leather and designed by the formidable Bruce Rogers. The translation (which had originally been rendered 40 years earlier) is by Charles Eliot Norton --former President of Harvard-- and the illustrations are from designs by Botticelli. Thick folio, deckled fore and bottom edges. Imposing and very impressive. Also includes a very sturdy, Near Fine example of the publisher's dark cardboard slipcase.

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        Fine typed letter signed as Prime Minister with autograph salutation and subscription to Herbert Gunn of the Daily Sketch, (Sir Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977, Prime Minister)

      1955 - marked 'Personal', telling him that "on the evening of May 17th the Conservative Party has half an hour's television time as part of our election campaign. We should like to make this programme an informal press conference, and I am writing to you to ask whether you would consider taking part. The broadcast will take place in a studio at Lime Grove. Our intention is that I and three or four of my Ministerial colleagues, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Foreign Secretary, will meet you there in order that you can put to us any questions . over a wide range of subjects ." he continues that the programme will be spontaneous and that he is inviting other newspaper editors from London and the Provinces, 1 side 4to., 10 Downing Street, Whitehall headed paper, 2nd May Eden took over from Churchill as prime minister on 6th April 1955 and made few changes in the Cabinet. His immediate problem was the timing of the next general election which he could have postponed till October 1956, but the economy was booming, unemployment was negligible, and, largely thanks to Eden's own efforts, the international scene was tranquil. A tax-reducing budget was announced and he decided to go to the country as soon as possible. The election held on 26th May increased the Conservative majority over all other parties from seventeen to sixty. The result owed something to Eden's own conduct of the campaign. Repeating his theme of a 'property-owning democracy'; he was the first prime minister to make effective use of television, addressing his audience alone, face to face and without a script.

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        Eightieth Birthday Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill

      Beaulieu, Hampshire, England: The Heritage Collection, 1955. First edition, copy No. 80 of 3,000. Frontispiece portrait of Churchill in dress uniform, and 400 half-tone reproductions of photographs of Churchill. Foreword by Randolph Churchill. 1 vols. 4to. Original full crushed scarlet levant morocco, lettered in gilt, hand bound by MANSELL. Slight wear to extremities, minor fading at edges. First edition, copy No. 80 of 3,000. Frontispiece portrait of Churchill in dress uniform, and 400 half-tone reproductions of photographs of Churchill. Foreword by Randolph Churchill. 1 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        DI NAYE HAGODEH SHEL PEYSEH: FUN DER GEGENVART 1933-1945, HITLER-EPOKHE [HAGADAH SHEL PESACH HAGGADAH PESAH]

      Buenos Aires; Talleras Graficos Heuman 1955 - Original Wraps. 16mo. 31 pages. 15 cm. In Yiddish with Hebrew. "Le-shanah ha-ba? Ah bene horin be-ar? A de-Yisra'el. " - Cover. With added Spanish title page at rear: La Nueva Hagada? De Pesaj: del presente 1933-1945 - epoca – Hitleriana. La Noche Sagrada de Egipto y la liberacion del judaismo europeo del yugo nazi. " New Haggada for the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the resistance and martyrs in during the Hitlerian epoch. Replete with songs of the partisans. Endpages contain facsimile of letters from representatives of the State of Israel in support of this Haggadah. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Miscellanea. Haggada. OCLC lists 2 copies (Harvard, Natl Libr Israel) . Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (HAG-16-12) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. Second printing and the first edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Fine in self-wraps and original unprinted tissue dustwrapper with a few small chips. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author: "For Sydney Omarr whom I look forward to meeting soon with great eagerness. Pax vobiscum! Henry Miller 9/26/55." Omarr and Miller not only met, but became close friends. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Miller and Omarr had similar tastes and Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women. He was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, Henry Miller: His World of Urania, and Miller wrote the introduction to Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973 and the liner notes to the record album Presenting Sydney Omarr. A very nice association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill--signed By Lotte Lenya

      Columbia Records, New York 1955 - 33 1/3 LP Record, SIGNED on the inside of the jacket sleeve (next to a vintage photo of her and a young Kurt Weill) BY LOTTLE LENYA AND DATED ON THE IDES OF MARCH (March 15th, 1956). A very handsome example to boot of this 1955 Columbia Records pressing. VG+ in a bright, pictorial sleeve (adorned with a dramatic portrait of Lottle Lenya by Saul Bolasni). And with an immaculate, Fine example of the record itself. Lyrics by Betolt Brecht and Georg Kaiser, music by the formidable Kurt Weill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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