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        Derrière le miroir N°79-80-81, Fernand Léger

      First edition.Text by Pierre Reverdy.Illustrated with 5 original coloured lithographs among which 2 double pages by Fernand Léger.A very good copy. Galerie A. Maeght Paris 1955 28x38,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace & Company 1955 - Like New Book. Stated First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($7.50 price intact). Published by Harcourt Brace & Company, 1955. Black cloth boards with bright gold stamped spine lettering. Book is like new; clean, tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust has some light edge wear with a few very small nicks but no major rips or tears. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. A very attractive copy of in first state dust jacket of Gaddis’s first book. Octavo. 956 pages. LCCC # 55-5247. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Two Towers [The Lord of the Rings]

      George Allen and Unwin, 1955 A first edition, second printing published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955. A fine book with one gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper which is unclipped with a little wear to the spine tips and some creasing. A few indiscriminate black marks here and there. Map complete - a very nice copy of a book which is difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Acceptance World - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A good book with some light staining to the boards with some cracking to the rear hinge. SIGNED and inscribed 'by the Author' and dated November 1973 to the front endpaper. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some light restoration to the spine tips and corners.[removed][removed]

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 13,5x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione, uno dei 550 esemplari numerati sul lavoro pergamena. Editor di cartone fatto secondo il modello originale di Paolo Bonet. Bella copia completa della sua rodoide. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage de l'éditeur réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Très bel exemplaire complet de son rhodoïd.

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        Original Painting for the Cover of 'Baby Animals' (preliminary study)

      n.p.: n.p., 1955. Fine. Preliminary painting for 'Baby Animals' ca. 1955. On paper. Measures approx. 8 by 16 inches, in a mat 12 by 20 inches. Signed by Garth Williams. Overall fine condition and with marginal notes by Williams indicating color values. The illustration shows an elephant carrying bears, a mouse, a raccoon, a fox, and followed by a kangaroo, and a giraffe with two long-tailed passengers. 'Baby Animals' was printed by Simon and Schuster (with a different design) in 1956, and is still in print.

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        Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      New York: Simon & Schuster 1955 - Illustrated by Hilary Knight. First edition, first printing. Publisher's cream cloth, with an illustration of Eloise to the front board in black, lettered in black and maroon; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with Knight's illustration of Eloise drawing on a vanity mirror to the front panel, black and white photographs of the author and illustrator to the rear panel. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, minor toning to the spine and board edges, fold-out page (13-16) slightly loose at the head but still firmly bound into the text block, bright and clean pages; price-clipped dust jacket, with some wear and minor chipping to the extremities, small chip to the spine head, some rubbing to the hinges, light toning to the spine and rear panel, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a clean copy of the classic children's book. Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups is the first book in Kay Thompson's series featuring the rambunctious child protagonist Eloise, a resident of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Eloise, like the author herself, is vivacious, charming, and spunky; Thompson herself was an actress and singer, as well as one of the first women to wear fashionable pants - a bold move in the 1940s. Indeed, while many cite her goddaughter Liza Minnelli as an inspiration for the character, Thompson insists that she, also a resident of the Plaza, largely based Eloise on herself. The other novels in Thompson's series feature Eloise in a series of adventures and include Eloise in Paris (1957), Eloise at Christmastime (1958) and Eloise in Moscow (1959). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis.Trivial wear to both book and wrapper. A stunning example, unquestionably fine, with the richest spine colouring I have ever seen on this title in some twenty years specialising in Fleming first editions. Simply magnificent. Gilbert A3a (1.2).

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        The Return of the King

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien First Edition First Impression George Allen & Unwin 1955. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Fold out map still present and without damage or creasing. Covers VG in like original dust jacket, not price clipped.

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        Proposed Mural of Back Bar, Cal Neva Biltmore.

      Oakland, Calif. 1955 - Gouache on board depicting bar mural of Monkeys. Signed, dated and titled. 12 x 37 inches. Cal Neva Biltmore, North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        BULLETIN DES ARRETS DE LA COUR DE CASSATION, CHAMBRES CIVILES, 29 VOLUMES (1955-1990, INCOMPLET)

      1955. Journal Officiel de la République Française. 1955-1990. In-4.Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 29 volumes. Années manquantes: 1958 (2), 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 (1), 1963 (2), 1964-1968, 1970-1972, 1974-1978. Titres dorés sur les dos. Quelques plats des premières années abîmés. Section civile. Section commerciale et financière. Section sociale. Tables...

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        The Return of the King

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page; same date on the title and copyright page. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket, with the clipped price being the only thing which keeps the jacket from being graded as near fine. No markings or inscriptions, no previous owner's name, nothing to distract from the exceptional condition of this copy. Map at rear in near fine condition as well. One of the best copies of this title we've seen in quite some time. Of the three volumes in the LOTR trilogy, anecdotal evidence has this title, the last in the series, as the scarcest. Just a beautiful copy, in collector's condition, and as such pretty uncommon.

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        Lettre tapuscrite à Breton plus questionnaire signé par Breton

      1955. - 22 juillet 1955, 26,5x20,7cm, un feuillet. - Modello di lettera tipografico compresa la correzione destinatari Breton chiedendogli di partecipare a un questionario. Questionario congiunto con scrittura a mano e la firma bretone. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Brouillon tapuscrit de lettre à André Breton, avec des corrections et une ligne autographes, et questionnaire adressé à lui par André Breton sur l'art magique, avec une ligne et la signature autographes. Un feuillet in-4 tapuscrit, recto seul avec des corrections et une ligne à l'encre noire de la main de Maurice Blanchot, et un feuillet in-4 (27,5 x 21,5 cm) imprimé et illustré en noir, recto-verso avec une ligne et la signature autographes à l'encre violette d'André Breton.   Quand, en cette année 1955, André Breton écrit à Maurice Blanchot, les deux hommes se connaissent, se côtoient et s'apprécient depuis longtemps, tout en conservant une forme de distance respectueuse. Breton travaille alors à son important ouvrage L'Art magique (Paris, 1957) et dans ce cadre, réalise une vaste enquête auprès de quatre-vingts personnalités (artistes, mais aussi sociologues, ethnologues, philosophes, historiens de l'art, critiques, etc.), parmi lesquelles Blanchot. Pour ce faire, Breton édite un tract intitulé « Formes de l'art » - illustré de onze figures (art égyptien, gaulois, précolombien, océanien, tarot, Paolo Uccello, etc.) - qui présente sa démarche et s'achève sur une série de cinq questions portant sur les liens entre art, magie et modernité : « Je me permets, cher Maurice Blanchot, de solliciter [votre réponse] très spécialement. André Breton ». Le 22 juillet, Blanchot lui répond : « Il m'a toujours paru que le mot magie, comme le mot religion, pouvait nous aider à approcher ce que l'art désigne, puisqu'à certaines époques nous ne pouvons atteindre l'un qu'à travers l'autre, mais qu'il y avait un moment où nous devions renoncer à ce chemin, car ce que l'art annonce, ce qui parle dans la poésie, c'est une parole plus originelle, comme si l'

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        Lolita.

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Signed by Vladimir Nabokov on the front free endpaper of volume one. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Exceptionally rare signed. "Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farceLolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly).

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        Marilyn Monroe.

      20th Century Fox/Ufa/Film-Foto [ca. 1955].. Portraitphotographie. Autogrammkarte. 13, 9 x 8, 9 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Signatur der Künstlerin. Berühmtes Photo jener Szene aus dem Billy Wilder-Film: Das verflixte 7. Jahr (The Seven Year Itch), in der der weite weiße Rock von Marilyn Monroe durch die Abluft der U-Bahn aufgewirbelt wird.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Quiet American - a fine wrapper with the rare wrap-around band

      Heinemann, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light patches to the rear board and one thin one to the front board. In a fine unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the front flap and a little to the inside of the wrapper. With the rare (repaired) wrap-around band. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Casino Royale - First UK Paperback 1955

      Pan, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Pan in 1955. A very good+ or better copy without inscriptions. Some thin slits to the foot of the spine, but with no loss to the spine. Correct first issue with 2'- net to the bottom corner. Clean rear panel. Rare in such nice, bright condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Metrika - Zeitschrift für theoretische u. angewandte Statistik. (Bände jahrgangsweise als Halbleineneinband)

      Halbleinen Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Seiten teilweise altersgemäß angedunkelt, Kopfschnitt mit minimalen Lagerspuren, Vol. 9: Deckel mit Schutzfolie, Volume 1-33 komplett (1955-1987), in deutscher und englischer Sprache

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Hit the Deck (Original scenario artwork from the 1955 film musical)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Original scenario artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film musical, a somber and colorful scene depicting two men in a boat floating near the ice, with various others in cold weather suits floating in the water, heads just above the surface, around them. Signed by Hagedon at the bottom left corner. Archivally matted (no frame), with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. Gouache artwork 17 x 7 inches. Matte 22 x 16 inches. Near Fine. Hirschhorn, p. 347.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE EUROPEANS. Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      New York: Simon & Schuster; Editions Verve, 1955. [viii] pages of introductory text, followed by 114 black & white gravures, followed by [vii] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Miro is minimally shelfworn, with minimal browing to the spine which also has a few small bumps, and a tiny bump to one corner. The original thin glassene dustjacket is prone to damage, and is lacking here but replaced with custom-fitted stiff archival mylar. The original paper inner flaps (complete with original price of $15.00) are present and are affixed to the inside flaps of the new mylar attractively and in the style of the original. Includes the original printed caption booklet designed to provide data while viewing the photographs. The text is clean and unmarked. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Joan Miro, is a selection of 114 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson taken from 1950-1955. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 1st day of August 1955. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        [ Lot de 10 titres reliés plein maroquin ] La rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque ; Thaïs ; Monsieur Bergeret à Paris ; Les Dieux ont soif ; L'Orme du Mail ; Le Mannequin d'Osier ; L'anneau d'améthyste ; Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard ; Les contes de Jacques Tournebroche ; Le Lys Rouge

      Ex. sur vélin de Lana, 10 vol. in-8 carrés reliés plein maroquin, dos à 5 nerfs, couv. conservées, compositions de A. D. Steinlen, Jean Traynier, Robert Meiffredy, Jacques Thévenet, Pierre Leroy, Gaston Barret, reproduites par Coët et coloriées à la main, dans les ateliers de Maurice Beaufumé, La Belle Edition, Paris, s.d. (circa 1955 ), 231 pp., 213 pp., 237 pp., 247 pp., 205 pp., 216 pp., 240 pp., 219 pp., 198 pp., 253pp. Tous les ex. sont numérotés sauf : La rotisserie, Le mannequin d'osier. Superbe ensemble en plein maroquin. Parfait état. Prix pour l'ensemble. Poids de 8 Kg Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        THE EUROPEANS Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      New York: Simon & Schuster; Editions Verve, 1955. [viii] pages of introductory text, followed by 114 black & white gravures, followed by [vii] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Miro is minimally shelfworn, with minimal browing to the spine which also has a few small bumps, and a tiny bump to one corner. The original thin glassene dustjacket is prone to damage, and is lacking here but replaced with custom-fitted stiff archival mylar. The original paper inner flaps (complete with original price of $15.00) are present and are affixed to the inside flaps of the new mylar attractively and in the style of the original. Includes the original printed caption booklet designed to provide data while viewing the photographs. The text is clean and unmarked. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Joan Miro, is a selection of 114 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson taken from 1950-1955. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 1st day of August 1955. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen (Inscribed 1st edition)

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1955 - 1st edition, second issue, with multiple dates on the colophon page. Very nearly fine with taps to the points, most noticeably on the top front corner, with light shelf wear to the board edges; the spine of the dw is lightly sunned but about fine in all other respects. The book is briefly INSCRIBED by Welty on the front end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tom Davidson, Bookseller]
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        ALBUM DE AUTOGRAFOS, MUNDO DE LA MUSICA, CINE Y ESPECTACULO 1955-1965

      - ALBUM DE AUTOGRAFOS, MUNDO DE LA MUSICA, CINE Y ESPECTACULO 1955-1965. 37H (70 FIRMAS) AUTOGRAFIADAS DE GRANDES ARTISTAS DE LA MUSICA, CINE Y ESPECTACULO AÑOS 50 Y 60. REF 1.1 BIBLIOTECA DA. Language: eng [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt, Brace, New York 1955 - Black cloth, light dust soiling to edges of text block, but a fine, fresh copy, dust jacket lacking a tiny slice at the top of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories [Signed]

      New York Harcourt, Brace 1955 First Edition (so stated), first state binding (vivid green cloth spine, not light yellowish brown), second issue (title / copyright leaf a cancellans, with multiple dates [1949-1955]). Signed by Welty in her tiny scrawl on title page. 8vo: [8],207,[1]pp. Publisher's blue and green mottled paper-covered boards, vivid green fine bead cloth spine stamped in silver, pictorial dust jacket priced $3.50. About Fine (spine ends bumped, shelf-worn bottom board edge); about Fine jacket (very brief expert restoration, involving neither lettering nor design, to head and tail of spine panel, which is lightly toned). Not the concealed second printing (Polk 11.1.2, as are many copies advertised as first printings), in which the title / copyright leaf is integral). Welty's important seventh book, nominated for the National Book Award. Polk A11.1b. Fine- ¶ According to Polk, "Heavily revised versions of stories originally published in magazines." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Recognitions

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955. First edition of Gaddis's first book. Black cloth, light dust soiling to edges of text block, but a fine, fresh copy, dust jacket lacking a tiny slice at the top of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Sweden.

      Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Traffic Association. 1955. Color pictographic / pictorial poster map, 54 x 24 1/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Light creasing at upper right edge, repaired 1 1/2 inch tear at the middle of upper and lower edges; very good, bright condition. Brightly colored poster map of Sweden by Olle Laurelius with an inset map of the globe at the lower right of the poster highlighting the country. The pictographs show industries and activities. "Svenska Institute Ab Anders Beckman. Printed in Sweden by Bengtsons Litografiska AB. Stockholm. 1955." printed at lower right corner.

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        Une Saison en Enfer

      (Französischsprachig) avec 35 dessins en noir hors texte (41 complète) de Luc Albert Moreau. Ce livre a été composé à la main dans le caractère de jaugeon et tiré sur un velin crème à la forme de montval - one from 200 numbered copies (this is N 19), cardboard-slipcase with cardboard-portfolio inside, loose double-printed sheets, unpag (168 p), folio. Paris, Les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1955. Dedicated to M Frantz Bernard Beaumaine - Portfolio spine bleached, edges and slipcaseedges minimal rubbed/bumped, in all very good condition.

      [Bookseller: HESPERUS BUCHHANDLUNG & VERSANDANTIQUARI]
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        Moonraker (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING B (Linson material). Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, without jacket. This version is in the Linson cloth, which has a higher sheen and closer pattern/texture and is both described and illustrated on page 8 of the bibliography. Binding B also "appears to be fractionally shorter" (Gilbert, p.97). Such bindings seem to be less common in commerce. The text block features the correct spelling of 'shoot' on page 10. The edges are rather foxed and the flyleaves have some offset browning, but the cloth boards are close to fine with a minor lean but no bumping or marking. An uncommon and previously unrecorded variant, housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box. A3a (1.3).

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        Moonraker.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver. Former library copy with three stamps removed from title, contents and fly-title leaves. Some evidence of removal/paper repair to same. Remaining leaves clean. Appears to have been recased (nicely so). An inexpensive copy of the first edition. Gilbert A3a (1.2).

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        Recherche de la base au sommet suivi de Pauvreté et privilège

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête after 15 Madagascar.A good copy.  Gallimard Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

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        Crocodile Tears

      London: Faber & Faber, 1955. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrated by the author.. Oblong 4to. Yellow paper over boards printed in black, green and red. Plain endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout. Trace of soil else a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is not clipped and is in fine condition. Wonderfully original tale of a crocodile who comes to live with a Parisian family. Precedes the Paris-New York edition of 1956. English and French on facing pages. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Ravages

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 12,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 55 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers 3 Hollande hors commerce. Deux légères insolations sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 55 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies with 3 Hollande hors commerce. Two slight traces of sunning, not serious, to head and to foot of spine. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A grammar of the Arabic language, translated from the German of Caspari, and edited, with numerous additions and corrections, . vol. I[-II]. London, Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate (back of title-page: printed by Friedrich Nies (Karl Berend Lorck), Leipzig), 1859. 8vo. Set in roman, italic and Arabic type. Contemporary half mottled, tanned sheepskin.

      - J. Fück, Arabischen Studien in Europa (1955), pp. 205-209. First edition of what immediately became the standard English-language grammar of Arabic and one of the most important in any language, still frequently reprinted and remaining in general use. Although the title-page calls it a translation of Karl Paul Caspari's German edition, Wright's claims that he expanded and improved on his model are fully justified. His knowledge of languages extended far beyond Arabic, and his comparative linguistics in the present grammar are one of its remarkable features, offering comparisons not only with Hebrew, but also with Aramaic, Ge'ez and Phoenician, all Semitic languages. In spite of the depth of his scholarship and the grammar's 550-page length, Wright aimed it at beginners.With the stencilled owner's name Kjörbo-Smidth. In very good condition, with only occasional minor foxing and almost untrimmed. The binding is slightly scuffed and worn around the extremities, but still good. First edition of a standard Arabic grammar including comparisons with other Semitic languages.

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        Body Snatchers, The [wraparound band]

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

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        Derrière le miroir N°79-80-81, Fernand Léger

      First edition.Text by Pierre Reverdy.Illustrated with 5 original coloured lithographs among which 2 double pages by Fernand Léger.A very good copy. Galerie A. Maeght Paris 1955 28x38,5cm en feuilles

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        Bibliography of American literature. Vol 1-9 complete

      Yale University Press 1955-91 - Hardcover cloth,with no DJ, in a very fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lolita

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: From the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency who was instrumental in its publication. "Vladimir Nabokov is an artist of the first rank, a writer in the great tradition ... [and] Lolita is probably the best fiction to come out of this country (so to speak) since Faulkner's burst in the thirties. He may be the most important writer now going in this country. He is already, God help him, a classic" (Critic Conrad Brenner, in 1958).Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format.First issue, with 900 Francs on rear wrappers and no evidence of later price sticker.WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: with stamp of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency, on front free endpaper of each volume.Nabokov on the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin and the publication of Lolita:"Lolita was finished at the beginning of 1954, in Ithaca, New York. My first attempts to have it published in the US proved disheartening and irritating. On August 6 of that year, from Taos, New Mexico, I wrote to Madame Ergaz, of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Paris, about my troubles. She had arranged the publication in French of some of my Russian and English books; I now asked her to find somebody in Europe who would publish Lolita in the original English. She replied that she thought she could arrange it. A month later, however, upon my return to Ithaca (where I taught Russian Literature at Cornell) I wrote to her saying I had changed my mind. New hopes had arisen for publication in America. They petered out, and next spring I got in touch with Madame Ergaz again, writing her (Feb. 16) that Sylvia Beach 'might perhaps be interested if she still publishes.' This was not followed up. By April 17 Madame Ergaz had received my transcript. On April 26, 1955, a fatidic date, she said she had found a possible publisher. On May 13 she named that person. It was thus that Maurice Girodias, [founder of The Olympia Press], entered my files..." (Nabokov in Strong Opinions).Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Octavo, original green paper wrappers; custom box. Two volumes. A little edgewear and a few spots of soiling, usual spine creases. An excellent copy with an important provenance of the rare first issue. Very Good.

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        Entretiens avec le professeur Y

      First edition, one of 36 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête.Half black morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot of spine, endpapers and pastedowns of paper black, covers and spine preserved.A very good copy with a nice binding. Gallimard Paris 1955 11,5x18,5cm relié

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