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        Judith Hearne

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by the author on the title page. 1955, First Edition. Hardcover, maroon cloth. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Mild shelfwear to the spine ends; slight lean to the spine; endpapers with faint offsetting; clean contents; strong binding. The DJ with shallow chipping to the crown of the spine; spine titles sunned -- just barely visible; single 3/4-inch snag to the bottom edge of the front panel; rear panel with minimal soil. Moore's first book published under his own name, here signed in the uncommon jacket.

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        The Inheritors - with the rare wrap-around band

      Faber, 1955 A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1955. The book is very good with a small crease to the outer edge of the ffep and a little foxing to the pages' top edge. The dustwrapper is complete (not price-clipped at 12/6) and is within a protective sleeve. There is some tanning to it and a little scuffing to the spine but it remains attractive. With the rare wrap-around band. William Golding's second novel. Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and incipient corruption, spell doom for the more gentle folk whose world they will inherit.

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, Inc, New York 1955 - 8vo. 243pp. Original decorative brown cloth-backed boards. Published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was Golding's first novel. The content discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. In 2005 this powerful work was chosen by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to present. Head and tail of spine bumped with tiny closed tears. Rubbing on corners, boards slightly sunned. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Sweet Flypaper of Life

      , 1955. 1955. First Edition . HUGHES, Langston and DECARAVA, Roy. The Sweet Flypaper of Life. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955). Small octavo, original photographic and textual paper wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1750.First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes

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        Printing in Exile: Das Gottscheer Heimatland. Eine geschlossene deutsche Siedlung im Raumgebiet der Nord-Adria von A. D: 1330-1942

      Sankt Aldegund, Germany: published by the author, printed by Ernst Lohmann [ca ]. 1955 - Colour lithograph (Very Good, soft vertical fold) É cm A rare map of Gottschee in Slovenia, privately published in Germany by the exiles from the area.vA map embraces the area of Gottschee in the south-east part of Slovenia and it includes the lyrics of the anthem as well as a picture of bears, still typical for this woody area. Gottscheers are the German settlers of the Ko_evje region of Slovenia, formerly Gottschee County. Until the Second World War, their main language of communication was Gottscheerish, a German dialect. They were moved from their country in 1941 and 1941 by the Nazis, who promised them better farmlands, taken from the deported Slovenians in the south part of Styria. The farmlands proved to be of lesser quality than expected. After WWII the Gottscheers were not supported by the new Yugoslavian regime and moved out from the country, mostly to Germany and the United States. In 1952 a Society for Gottscheer Exiles was founded in Sankt Aldegund in Germany, which still exists today. This map was printed privately in a limited edition for this society. We could not find any references to the map of any other examples in the institutions worldwide.

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        Years of Decisions (with Years of Trial and Hope)

      Doubleday 1955 - First edition, first printings (so stated on the copyright pages), inscribed in the first volume to Leo Thiel, a former soldier and prominent railroad relay director in Seattle. Near fine in near fine dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Great House of Estraville.

      192pp. Boards in dust jacket.

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        JOHN PIPER: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs.

      Curt Valentin,, New York: 1955 - First U.S. edition using British plates. Includes articles by Piper and an introduction by S. John Woods, who also arranged the book. John Piper was a painter who also did theatre design, book illustrations, photography, criticism, etc. The book includes eleven illustrations 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 book. Folio (10 x 12 1.2 inches) in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN POEMS BY ROBERT HERRICK

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. Top edge gilt. Front cover designs in gilt. Corners and top edge show minor darkening. No wear. Faint horizontal old tape lines at top and bottom of front and rear free endpapers. (See photos). One of 105 copies that were bound in full white alum-tanned sheepskin, this being #28. SIGNED BY MR. FLINT on colophon page. Hand-made paper, specially watermarked by Arthur Millbourn and Company. Type set and printed by the Bayard Press, London. Bound with signed binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.Watercolour paintings and crayon drawings reproduced at the Chiswick Press, London. INSCRIPTION BY RUSSELL FLINT ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER , dated April 23, 1955. "This is my dear friend Lionel Curran's copy of my "Herrick". With deep affection and warmest good wishes I wish he could be by my side as I sign it for him". Collotype reproductions of two water-colour paintings and 40 crayon drawings by Flint accompany the poems of Herrick. A beautifully-designed and crafted example from the Golden Cockerel Press. Offered without the slipcase and extra suite of eight drawings. 127pp. See Cock-A-Hoop 199. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator, known especially for his paintings of women. He was knighted in 1947. . Signed by Illustrator. Limited, Signed Edition. Full White Sheepskin. Nearly Fine/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      NEW DIRECTIONS BOOK 1955 - mylar protecting dust jacket. 3.00 printed price front flap of dust jacket , slightly age-toned, and light soiling to inner front jacket flap. Book has light shelf wear, edges slightly sun-faded, inner front cover has some sticker residue (not sticky), inner cover lightlyl age -toned. DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: FIRST ED 197 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spider's House

      New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. SIGNED. 406pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth over boards with gold lettering on blue and green ink stamped panels on the spine and front cover. Publisher's pale blue top stain. The spine ends and corners of the covers are moderately bumped, and the surface and edges of the dust jacket are rubbed. Paul Bowles' third novel. Signed by Paul Bowles, with the notation, "Tangier, April 1985," on the half title page.

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        ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN POEMS BY ROBERT HERRICK

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. Top edge gilt. Front cover designs in gilt. Corners and top edge show minor darkening. No wear. Faint horizontal old tape lines at top and bottom of front and rear free endpapers. (See photos). One of 105 copies that were bound in full white alum-tanned sheepskin, this being #28. SIGNED BY MR. FLINT on colophon page. Hand-made paper, specially watermarked by Arthur Millbourn and Company. Type set and printed by the Bayard Press, London. Bound with signed binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Watercolour paintings and crayon drawings reproduced at the Chiswick Press, London. INSCRIPTION BY RUSSELL FLINT ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER , dated April 23, 1955. "This is my dear friend Lionel Curran's copy of my "Herrick". With deep affection and warmest good wishes I wish he could be by my side as I sign it for him". Collotype reproductions of two water-colour paintings and 40 crayon drawings by Flint accompany the poems of Herrick. A beautifully-designed and crafted example from the Golden Cockerel Press. Offered without the slipcase and extra suite of eight drawings. 127pp. See Cock-A-Hoop 199. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator, known especially for his paintings of women. He was knighted in 1947. . Signed by Illustrator. Limited, Signed Edition. Full White Sheepskin. Nearly Fine/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        Black and white full length photograph of Winston S. Churchill and his wife, Clementine, on the doorstep at Chartwell, signed by both Winston & Clementine below the image, circa 1955

      Chartwell, Kent, c. 1955. Photograph. This is a black and white, full length photograph of Winston S. Churchill and his wife, Clementine standing side-by-side on the doorstep at Chartwell, WinstonÂ’s beloved home in western Kent, signed by both Winston (“Winston S. Churchill”) and Clementine (“Clementine S. Churchill”) on the heavy cardstock mount below the image. ChartwellÂ’s door is open behind them. Clementine is looking at the camera, smiling. Winston, with cane in his right hand and cigar between the fore and middle fingers of his left hand, is looking slightly to the left, brow furrowed, a hint of a smile softening his glare, sunlight accenting the left side of his face. The photograph measures 9.1875 x 7.25 inches (23.3 x 18.4 cm), the cardstock measures 9.9375 x 8.5625 inches (25.24 x 21.75 cm). The mounted photo is in excellent condition, with minor silvering. Winston ChurchillÂ’s signature shows some fading, but remains legible. The photograph is undated, but presumed circa 1955. A 3 x 1.5 inch rectangular bordered ink stamp on the mount verso is no longer legible, beyond being able to discern that it once featured 5 lines of print. On 9 September 1922, "Clementine gave birth to their fifth child, a daughter whom they christened Mary. Also that day he bought a country house in Kent, Chartwell manor... Although the house would have to be largely rebuilt, he hoped to make it his home and place within a year." Perhaps no physical place - not Blenheim Palace where Churchill was born, the Houses of Parliament where he served for six decades, 10 Downing Street where he twice resided as Prime Minister, or St. Paul's Cathedral where his Queen and leaders from around the world mourned his death - would more deeply affect Churchill's life and legacy." (Gilbert, A Life, p.450) In 1923, as he was supervising the rebuilding and decorating of Chartwell, Churchill wrote to Clementine (who was "worried about the expense of so large a house") "Chartwell is to be our home." (Gilbert, A Life, p.458) At Chartwell, Churchill was by turns father, husband, painter, landscaper, and bricklayer and work on improving the house and gardens continued for much of ChurchillÂ’s life. Chartwell would prove ChurchillÂ’s vital sanctuary during the “wilderness years” of the 1930s. And of course Chartwell served Churchill as “my factory” as he turned out an incredible volume of writing. Even during the darkest days of the Second World War, Chartwell was a place of refuge and renewal. On 2 May 1942 Churchill wrote to his son, Randolph "I went to Chartwell last week and found Spring there in all its beauty. The goose I called the naval aide-de-camp and the male swan have both fallen victims to the fox. The Yellow Cat, however, made me sensible of his continuing friendship..." (Gilbert, A Life, p.720) After the Second World War, Churchill feared his income was insufficient to maintain Chartwell. Churchill's friend, Lord Camrose, assembled a consortium of 17 benefactors to buy Chartwell for the considerable sum of £50,000 and allowed Churchill to reside there for the rest of his life for a nominal rent of £350 a year, on his death for the property to be given to the National Trust as a permanent memorial. Churchill would not leave Chartwell for the final time until mid-October 1964. True to the intentions of Lord Camrose, Chartwell, with its more than 80 acres of woodland and farmland, remains a National Trust property, full of ChurchillÂ’s paintings and belongings, inhabited by his memory and spirit.

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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.

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        The Martian Way and Other Stories

      Doubleday & Company 1955 - Near-fine with a trace of rubbing at the corners and very slight offsetting to endpapers, otherwise bright and clean. In a very good dust jacket ($2.95 price intact) with some rubbing to extremities and a touch of loss at the corners. A nice copy of Asimov's first collection of short stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        Pablo Picasso-Le Repas Frugal-1955 Mourlot Lithograph

      1955 - "Le Repas Frugal" by Pablo Picasso, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1955. The overall size of the Lithograph is 22.5 x 17.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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