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        Derrière le Miroir, No. 79-80-81: Fernand Léger

      Editions Pierre à Feu - A. Maeght, Paris 1955 - Folio. 12, [8]pp. Original lithographic wrappers by Fernand Léger. Published in October 1955 for the exhibition "Hommage à Fernand Léger" held at the Maeght Gallery, Paris, this issue of DLM is complete with its 5 color lithographs, of which 2 in double page (including wrappers) and 20 reproductions in black and white. Text by Pierre Reverdy "Pour tenir tête à son époque." Ex-library copy (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) with stamp and sticker on front cover. Moderate age wear on wrappers with spine slightly creased, and moderate age-toning along paper margin. Lower back corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in good+ condition. 'Derrière le Miroir' accompanied each exposition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris France. The first issue appeared in 1946, The last #253 of the collection in 1982. DLM is born out of the passion of Aime and Marguerite Maeght. The first issues were intended by Aime Maeght to be spread among a large public, with original lithographs. 10,000 Copies were printed and distributed through kiosks. This failed completely and the remaining copies were sold by weight to finance the printing of issue 4, which was printed at only 1500 copies and was the catalog for the George Braque exhibition at the Galerie. Jacques Kober and Rene Char wrote the texts. This concept was continued in later issues combining great writers with great artists. In 1947, Adrien Maeght, joined the firm of his parents and assisted his father in the layout and execution. The artists created original lithographs to illustrate DLM. Mourlot did the lithographic printing and the text was printed by Union in issues 4-115. From 116-148, DLM was shot in the studios of Aime Maeght. Since 1960 an edition 'deluxe' was issued, on Arches paper, limited to 150 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, mild cockling to boards, edges of text block faintly spotted. An excellent copy in a jacket with a lightly toned spine. First edition in the English language, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden in the same year, translated from manuscript as Den stillsamme amerikanen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Document Signed

      - ("Natalie Wood") in blue ink, April 7, 1955. 8 1/2" x 11", 1 page (recto only). Fine, fresh (two file holes in the upper margin) Personnel form, completed in Wood's hand and signed twice by her as a minor; also signed by her mother, Maria S. Gurdin. Wood signed the signature line and also pens her name at the head of the form. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Edges slightly rubbed, spines a little toned, a few very minor spots to edges; an excellent set. First edition, first printing, first issue of one of the most notorious books of the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either without a price change, as in this copy, or with the bookseller's hand-written correction. The second issue appeared with the publisher's over-price sticker to the back covers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pictures of the Gone World

      City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA 1955 - The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: The Bodley Head. 1955. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, with a little rubbing and bumping to the board extremities. The contents complete and with a neat ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which has a little darkening to the extremities. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955. First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first novel by this Nobel Prize-winning author, a high-spot of twentieth-century British literature -- the story of "well-brought-up" little boys who find themselves on a deserted island. Basis for the film. Near Fine/Fine but for incidental toning to the dust jacket flaps -- a very clean copy. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Television Plays

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1955. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull as usual, else near fine in a slightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. A curious double-inscribed copy, first Inscribed, apparently to a family member: "To a Chayefsky from The Chayefsky," which has then been crossed out and re-inscribed "To Dr. Gilbert from Paddy Chayefsky." Chayefsky's first book, a collection of six plays including Marty, an excellent character study that was the basis for the film which won deserved Oscars for Chayefsky, Ernest Borgnine, director Delbert Mann, and Best Picture. Not often found inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Pictures of the Gone World

      City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA 1955 - The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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        Far and Away the Best

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1955 - Hardcover with dust jacket. 12mo. No edition stated. Book is in VG+ condition; edges of boards are lightly rubbed and pages are browning slightly with age. Jacket is in VG- condition; there are several tiny tears along edges, and rear cover is has a few small stains. Covers are browning, and corners are torn at tips. Illustrated by Gillian Wood. A crisp, tight copy. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 190 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books, member IOBA]
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        Summer Cooking

      London: Museum Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. Line drawings throughout by Adrian Daintrey. Spine rolled, contents slightly foxed, boards gently bowed, head of rear pastedown abraded and a little worn; a very good copy in the unclipped jacket with faded spine and some loss to spine ends and head of rear panel. First edition, first impression. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year and she is now recognized for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Destination Luna

      Lutterworth Press, London 1955 - The Thrilling Story of a Boy's Adventurous Trip to the Moon. Dust jacket slightly creased and rubbed to extremities resulting in chipping. Spine is especially worn with half a cm missing from the top and bottom. Foxing to the fore edge but contents are clean and bright. Signed by the author with a personal inscription to the f.f.e.p. and dated 29 May 1954. Illustrated with a bright colour frontispiece, captioned and with a page reference. 192 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Olten, Oltner Bücherfreunde, 1955. - 3 Bll., 68 S., 7 Bll. Orig.-Halbmaroquin mit 5 Bünden, Kopfgoldschnitt, im Orig.-Schuber. Erste Ausgabe. - 65. Veröffentlichung der Oltner Bücherfreunde. - Eins von 114(GA 590)um. und von Ernst Jünger hs. signierten Exemplare. Handeinband der Werkstatt Max Grollimund, Basel. - Rücken etwas aufgehellt, sonst tadelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        The Less Deceived

      Yorkshire: The Marvell Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, tips a little worn, upper hinge starting; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with lightly toned spine, some loss to spine ends and middle of spine, with small tape repairs to verso. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, and with the misprint "floor" for "sea" on p. 38. Presentation copy, inscribed by Larkin on the front free endpaper: "Harry - remembering many happy meetings. Philip." Re-inscribed by Harry beneath the inscription to someone else in 1956.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Copper engraving: "Chartres Cathedral"

      1955. One of 100 signed. 1 vols. 19 x 12 inches (image size). Matted, framed and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist on the mount.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Less Than Angels

      Cape 1955 - A first edition, first printing, published by Jonathan Cape in 1955. A fine book (very light spotting to the page edge) without inscriptions, in a near fine wrapper which is unclipped with a hint of spotting to the top of the front flap. A very rare book by a highly collectable author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An important presentation copy. A fine copy in the lightly rubbed and spine faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Housed in a black purpose made folding morocco box with the titles in gilt to the spine. An exceptional association copy. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to his close friend and primary model for James Bond, Ivar Bryce "To Ivar / Vol III of the / Collected Works. / Ian." A finer association copy is scarcely imaginable. Bryce first met Fleming in 1917. They both attended Eton College and during the Second World War, worked for the head of the British Security Coordination, based in New York (along with other noted members Roald Dahl and David Ogilvy). For part of the war, Bryce was based in Jamaica and later helped Fleming find ?"Goldeneye?", where the Bond novels would later be written. Fleming dedicated Diamonds Are Forever, to (among others) his friend Ivar, and named the character Felix Leiter, Bond?'s friend and CIA operative, after him (his middle name was Felix). Provenance: John Felix Charles Bryce (?"Ivar?"); Josephine Hartford Bryce; Nuala O?'Donnell Pell (Jo Bryce's daughter from an earlier marriage, and the wife of Senator Claiborne Pell). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        South Africa V British Isles 1955 (4th Test)

      1955 - Official programme for the 4th Test between the British Lions and South Africa at Port Elizabeth on September 24 1955. The Springboks won 22-8 to tie the series. Fine condition. Programmes from this tour are scarce, especially in this condition. Very rare.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Hitch"), to Herbert Coleman

      Claridge's, Brook Street, London, 1955. 4-1/4 pp. typed, rectos only, on Paramount British Productions letterhead, with an autograph postscript, "Herman has a copy of this letter". 4to (11-1/2 x 8 in.). Light rust stain from staple at upper left corner, light crease from prior folding. In custom half grey morocco and blue cloth folding case. Audrey Hepburn in Vertigo? A long, discursive letter from Hitchcock to "My dear Herbie," assistant director Herbert Coleman. Hitchcock opens with a description of the command performance of To Catch a Thief, "... Alma [Hitchcock] managed to curtsy without falling over, and the Queen merely asked me where the film had been made ... The film played well, as usual, the laughs all came at the right places and there was good applause at the end - which the locals told me had not occured before at a Command Performance." Hitchcock then goes into detail about the ticket sales for the six-week run of the British run of To Catch a Thief ("a house record") and writes about the mixed results of test runs of his new picture, The Trouble with Harry. After touching on several other subjects ("I think that about covers most of what I have in my mind at the moment"), Hitchock mentions that he may be considering Audrey Hepburn for Among the Dead (the working title of Vertigo). She was presumably to be considered for the part of Judy Barton, played by Kim Novak.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Drei Alte Männer Gespräche

      Wiesbaden, Liemes Verlag, 1955.. 44 Seiten 8° Orig. Halbpergament mit gold. Prägung. <dieses Buch trägt die Nummer 116 einer auf 150 Exemplare begrenzten Vorzugsausgabe. Mit handsigniertem Bildnis Gottfried Benns. Seite dem alter entsprechend leicht gebräunt, auf Seite 14 befindet sich ein ganz kleiner Fleck. Der Gesamtzustand ist sehr gut.

      [Bookseller: BuchKaffee Vividus oHG]
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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 1st edition, full blue cloth, with dust jacket. The author's second volume of poetry, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. There were only 2000 copies published in the first printing (MacMahon A2). Printed by The Riverside Press in Cambridge, the present copy has The Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge, label on the bottom FEP. Only gentle shelf rubs to the complete (not price clipped) jacket, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Il Gesto. Rassegna Internazionale delle Forme Libere. A Cura del "Movimento Arte Nucleare" e della rivista Phases.

      Milano. Editoriale Periodoci Italiani. 1955.. 33 x 22 cm. 20 unpaginierte S., 2 lose Blatt. OKarton. Umschlag marginal lichtrandig und nachgedunkelt. Sehr gutes Exemplar.. Erstes von insgesamt vier erschienenenen Magazinen der Bewegung "Arte Nucleare". Enthält Textbeiträge von Beniamino dal Fabro, Edouard Jaguer, Roberto Sanesi, Dangelo und Tsutomu Izima sowie Zeichnungen und abgebildete Werke unter anderem von Asger Jorn, Mario Colucci, Robert Miller, K.O.Götz, Jacques Herold, Pierre Alechinsky, K.R.H.Sonderborg, Enrico Baj, Lucio Fontana, Joe Colombo, Shiryu Morita, Max Ernst, Corneille, Camile Bryen etc. Lose beigegeben zwei Lithographien auf sehr dünnem, gelbem Papier von Joe Colombo und Lucio Fontana. Beigliegend: Esposizione Il Gesto. Organizzata dal Movimento Nucleare in Collaborazione con la Rivista Phases di Parigi. Galleria Schettini, Milano, dal 18 Giugno al 18 Luglio 1955. 8 unpagierte S. mit Listen der ausgestellten Werken, Korrespondenzadressen der Künstler der Bewegung und Galeriewerbung. Ferner dabei ein Briefbogen "Movimento Arte Nucleare" mit Adresse und Korrespondentenadressen sowie der dreisprachigen Aufforderung zur Katalogeinsendung. In dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung heute sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        Clayton's College

      Lunéville: Editions de l'Orchidée, 1955. One of 325 numbered copies, this being number 288. Illustrated with original drypoint etchings. 165 pp. With an extra suite of 18 handcolored plates. Stiff paper wrapper in a cloth covered chemise, gatherings unsewn. Fine.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Old garden roses / part one. By Sacheverell Sitwell & James Russell. (Part two. By Wilfrid Blunt and James Russell.) With ... reproductions from paintings by Charles Raymond, etc. Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : George Rainbird : Collins (1955-), 1955, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionPrevious owner's inscription. Fine cloth copies both in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Remains a particularly and surprisingly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Subjects; Roses - Varieties. Rosaceae. Roses - Botany. Roses - Pictorial works. Imprint varies. Pt.1 is no.212 of limited ed. of 2160 copies and Pt.2 no.663 of limited ed. of 2160 copies. ContentsPt. 1. A history of old roses, by S. Sitwell & J. Russell -- Pt. 2. Gallica group, by W. Blunt and J. Russell. Physical description; 2 volumes, chiefly illustrated; folio. Only 2 parts of the intended 6 were published.There are 8 leaves of colour plates in each volume.160 numbered copies signed by the artist and author; copies 161 to 2160 printed on "Gelderland" white cartridge and bound by Mansell of London.Part 2 also has title: the Gallicas by Wilfrid Blunt and James Russell, with eight reproductions from paintings by Charles Raymond. Referenced by; Ritchie (1987 edition) bibliography number: A58(a) for the special copies and A58(b) for the ordinary copies of Part 1. Illustrations on the end papers.Index present.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      1955 - Quarto. 72pp. Maroon cloth with "Scrapbook" in gilt on the front board. Very good with moderate rubbing at the edges, some fraying at the corners and the text block falling slightly at the top but still secure. The scrapbook of Herbert A. Wise, African-American World War II veteran and New Jersey Methodist minister, including school and church programs, photographs, clippings, and military ephemera, including a broadside for Irving Berlin's *This is the Army*, featuring the first integrated unit in American military history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Waterfront (Signed 1st)

      Random House 1955 - First edition 1st printing, Very Good book with pushed and soiled bottom of spine, lightly soiled boards and edges, spine mildly sun yellowed, bookstore label on front paste-down; Very Good jacket has rubs and very light overwrites, wrinkled at spine ends, slight bubble under the laminate mid-spine. Flap price is $3.95. This copy is inscribed to the poet R. P. Dickey on the first front end page, signed by Schulberg and dated Sept. 1, 1983. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Typescript foreword to "De Motte's Long-Playing Phonographic Record Guide," signed; with corrected draft, two typed letters, signed, and autograph letter, signed

      1955. Published as Foreword to The Long Playing Record Guide, 1955. Typescript, typed letters, and autograph letter, 6 pages, with 2 mailing envelopes. 4to and smaller. Old folds, generally fine. The LP "has intensely stimulated the musical and cultural life of America" The original foreword by Stokowski to Warren De Motte's The Long Playing Record Guide, 1955, the first comprehensive and sytematic survey of music available on LP, "from the great masters of symphonic and operatic music, to the popular and folk-music of nations all over the world, including African and Asiatic." From the collection of New York editor and bon vivant John Ferrone, long associated with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, where he edited the multivolume Letters and Diaries of Virginia Woolf, the Diaries of Anaïs Nin, and the HBJ paperback program. He was also editor of Alice Walker and Eudora Welty, and a long-time personal friend of James Beard, whose posthumous work he edited.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Train Wrecks

      Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 48 photographs of exactly what it says in the title. Catastrophic train derailments and pile-ups, often with those who witnessed the scene. Two albums, one with smaller images and one with larger. This collection spans the 1890s to 1940s with one later image from 1955. Twelve are annotated with a date or other information but most lack any obvious identifying information. Forty-two silver prints with 13 postcards, 2 albumen prints, and 4 paper prints. 23 mounted on heavy cardstock. Image sizes range from 2.25 x 4" to 6.75 x 8.75".

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Return of the King

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien First Edition First Impression George Allen & Unwin 1955. No inscriptions, fold out map at rear present and without fault. Page 49 with slipped text and '4'. Dark red boards near fine in original first state dust jacket. Not price clipped (21s).

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        National Field Trial Champions

      Harrisburg, Penn: The Stackpole Company, 1955. Number 17 of an Edition of 50 copies, Signed by the Authors ("Nash Buckingham. Judge 1934-51" and "William F. Brown"), with slip reserving the 1956 supplement. The limitation is given as 50 in "'Mr. Buck,' The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham," on page 282. Full-color frontispiece, numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. xxii, 520 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full brown padded calf, gilt-lettered, a.e.g., illustrated endpapers. Spine ends and front joint a little rubbed, inside front hinge cracked but holding. Very good. Number 17 of an Edition of 50 copies, Signed by the Authors ("Nash Buckingham. Judge 1934-51" and "William F. Brown"), with slip reserving the 1956 supplement. The limitation is given as 50 in "'Mr. Buck,' The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham," on page 282. Full-color frontispiece, numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. xxii, 520 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Nash Buckingham. An interesting Buckingham title, very scarce in this deluxe edition.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery with The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages

      6 volumes including the portfolio volume. Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour cclxxxiv+696 pages with 20 maps (many folding), 25 illustrations including color frontispiece, appendix, and index. Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 clxx+1028 pages with frontispiece, 19 maps (some folding), 63 illustrations (some folding), appendixes and index. Half-title gives II as number within the set. Volume III, parts 1 and 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 Part One ccxxiv+718 pages with frontispiece, 17 maps (some folding) and 64 illustrations (some folding). Half-title gives III as number within set. Admiralty instructions and the journal of the Third Voyage, with supplementary extracts from journals or logs by James King, Charles Clerke, James Burney, Richard Gilbert, Thomas Edgar. Part 2: viii+723-1647 with frontispiece, 2 maps, 10 illustrations, appendixes and index. Volume IV: The Life of Captain James Cook xi+760 pages with 11 maps, 38 illustrations, bibliography and index. Written by J. C. Beaglehole. First separately published by A. and C. Black (1974) then for the Hakluyt Society. These volumes in royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2") issued in deep blue with blind stamped silhouette of Cook in gilt on front boards and gilt lettering to spines. Portfolio Charts & Views Drawn by Cook and his Officers and reproduced from the Original Manuscripts edited by R. A. Skelton. Pages viii with 58 loose maps, charts, plans, profiles, views and other illustrations (some folding) folio (15 3/4" x 10 1/2") in original blue cloth portfolio with gilt pictorial of cook on front. Hakluyt Society Extra Series 34a, 34b, 35, 36a, 36b, and 37. with original jackets except for portfolio volume. First editions.Condition:Volume one price clipped, lacks jacket for portfolio volume, some jackets age tone else a very good to fine set in like jackets. Condition: Some jackets price clipped else a very good to fine set in like jackets.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Laukkoski, Finnland, 25. VI. 1955.. 1¾ SS. Gr.-4to.. An die Übersetzerin Elfriede Wagner: "Mit Ihrem langen und verständnisvollen Brief haben Sie mir eine grosse Freude bereitet. Wenn ich Ihren Brief erhielt, lebte ich recht schwierig und schwere Stunden mit meiner neuen Arbeit. Ihr warmes und tiefes Mitgefühl hat mich geholfen und das Gedicht von Hermann Hesse (das ich nicht früher kannte) war wie ein Geschenk von einem Menschen einem anderen. Hier auf dem Lande habe ich seit lange mit einem neuen historischen Roman gearbeitet, und unter den schwersten Stunden schlägt das Stoff wie Wasser über mein Kopf. Es ist die höchste Zeit davon loswerden. Die Etrusker sind gar nicht so angenehme Bekanntschafter als ich dachte, wenn ich sie vor einige Jahren entdeckte. Im allgemein denke ich nicht gern auf meine frühere Bücher. Aber dieses kleines Buch vom Nagelfabrikanten, das ursprünglich auf finnisch nur 'Vier Sonnenuntergänge' hiess, ist mir persönlich noch nachher lieb. Das Buch ist schon im Jahre 1945 geschrieben, in demselben Jahre als ich den Sinuhe, Egypter' fertig hatte. Das Buch ist gar nicht nur Spass oder 'skurril'. Wie könnte es auch das sein. Genanntes Jahr war Europas Schicksal-Jahr und dasselbe Jahr unter dem der erste Atombomb gesprengt über Menschen wurde. Ich bin Ihnen wirklich vom Herzen [dankbar], dass Sie mit so grossem Ve[r]ständnis mir von dem Buche schrieben, und dass Sie selbst das Buch übersetzen. Der holländische Übersetzer hat für das Buch den Namen 'Verirrt auf tausend Wegen' (nach unserem lieben Rilke) gefunden. Sie haben auch Ihre eigene Freiheit einen nach Ihrem Sinne geeigneten Namen für das Buch finden. Wenn ich jetzt Ihnen schreibe, stört mich nur, dass ich nicht leicht und ungezwungen auf deutsch mich eindrücken kann. Aber Sie verzeihen wohl meine grammatikalische Fehler und lesen mit dem Herzen, was ich Ihnen sagen will (obgleich Sie eine ehrenswürdige und kritische Lektorin sind) [...]". - Beiliegend Wagners vorangegangenes Schreiben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Doubleday & Company, Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1955 - Octavo, boards. The author's first story collection. A near fine copy, some offsetting to end papers in a near fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing, mainly to folds and extremities. (10385) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1955. First edition, FIRST PRINTING. A fine copy in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. No fading to the boards or red top-stain. No inscriptions. A superior fine fresh copy. No dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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      IS: The Olympia Press. Paris / Jerusalem, The Olympia Press, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. One of 1000 copies, with around half being published in boards. Presented with the rare dust jacket. The book has a slight lean. The jacket is bery good only with numerous tears, creases and some chipping to the top of the spine. The worst of the tears are to the rear being 4cm and 2cm in length. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1955.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      Ballantine Books [1955], New York - Octavo, cover by Richard Powers. cloth. The author's second book, a collection of twelve stories. Includes "Skulking Permit" and "A Ticket to Tranai," two utopian tales. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-334. A bright fine copy in a bright fine dust jacket with a tiny chip to the lower right corner of the spine panel and light crease to lower rear panel lower edge. (14624) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Moonraker by Ian Fleming First Edition by Jonathan Cape 1955. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, unmarked and unblemished. Corners sharp, bright gilt lettering. Covers fine in a fine dust jacket, not toning or fading. Not price clipped.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Airs d'operas. Langspielplatte (Vinyl) mit eigenhändiger Widmung.

      Columbia (um 1955).. 10". Die Orig.-Hülle mit kleinen Läsuren, Platte mit feinsten Kratzspuren, insgesamt gut erhalten.. * Das mont. Deckelschild mit eigenhänd. Widmung "To Willy de Bruyn Maria Callas 1963". - Die Mono-Vinylschallplatte enthält Arien von Puccini (Madame Butterfly; La Boheme), Rossini (Le barbier de Seville) u. Delibes (Lakme). Begleitet wurde La Diva vom Philharmonic Orchestra unter Stabführung von Tullio Serafin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Matthias Loidl]
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        Views and Monuments of Palestine. Drawings by Eugene Klimoff

      [no publisher, Canada 1955 - First edition. 23cm. 18 loose half-tone prints of sketches from the Holy Land laid into a printed portfolio as issued. Slight age-toning, one corner bumped, near fine; the loose prints are fine. Signed by the artist in Russian with a handwritten limitation of 200 sets. Klimoff was a Latvian-born Russian artist who immigrated to Canada in 1949. Rare. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        "San Pietro". Eigenh. Manuskript mit zweifachem Monogramm und U. ("Ernst Jünger").

      Wilflingen, 29. X. 1955 - 17. III. 1956.. Zus. 60½ SS. in schwarzer, blauer und roter Tinte auf Büttenpapier (paginiert 1-57, S. 37 gezählt als a und b). Originaler Pergamentband mit Deckeltitel, aufbewahrt in maßgefertigter blauer Lederkassette aus der Werkstatt Hugo Peller in Solothurn. 4to.. Das Originalmanuskript von Jüngers zweitem Reisetagebuch von Sardinien, das er insgesamt zehnmal besuchte: seine Schilderung der Isola San Pietro vor der Südwestspitze Sardiniens. Beginnt: "Über Inseln lässt sich viel erzählen, und man findet leichter den Anfang als das Ende dabei. Ich entsinne mich der Unterhaltung mit einem jungen Autor, der eine Monographie 'die Insel' zu schreiben beabsichtigte. Ich mußte ihm abraten, denn der Stoff ist so gewaltig, daß er gelehrte Gesellschaften in Atem halten kann [...] Man ist versucht, die Inseln und Inselchen nach Potenzen zu unterscheiden - ich meine weniger die algebraischen als die homöopathischen, die immer sparsamere Dosen anzeigen. So wäre die Isola di San Pietro, der diese Zeilen gewidmet werden sollen, eine Insel in der dritten Potenz, insofern sie der größeren Insel San Antioco anliegt, und diese wiederum dem großen Sardinien [...]". Enthält u. a. eine Schilderung der "Mattanza" genannten Thunfischjagd. Die Handschrift zeigt die recht umfassenden Streichungen, Korrekturen und Einschübe des Autors, aber auch immer wieder Abweichungen vom gedruckten Text und enthält vereinzelt Satzanweisungen. Der Bericht erschien 1957 im Verlag der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde in 661 numerierten Exemplaren (WG² 76); die Vorzugsausgabe wurde ebenfalls von Hugo Peller mit Handeinbänden ausgestattet. - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1955 - INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page and dated 24 March 1955: "to Carolyn Speiden/with my love/and admiration/for her courage &/Vision----/Ever devotedly/Margaret S. Sanger." Margaret Sanger, the originator of the phrase "birth control" and its best-known advocate, sought to create equality between the sexes by freeing women from what she saw as sexual servitude. She survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, and hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to live to see much of the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right. Adhesive from small bookplate on the front pastedown. Very Good in a soiled, worn dustwrapper with a chip at the head of the spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1955. Octavo,. cloth.. Front corner tips lightly bumped, else a fine copy in nearly fine. dust jacket with upper right corner lightly rubbed and spine ends. lightly rubbed with minute loss. A very attractive copy. (#128001). First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. "... a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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