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        Scrapbook

      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".

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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).

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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.

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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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        THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES

      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.

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        Lolita

      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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        CITIZEN IN SPACE

      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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        Moonraker

      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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        THE MARGARET SANGER STORY AND THE FIGHT FOR BIRTH CONTROL

      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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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York 1955 - Octavo, illustrated by Mel Hunter, cloth. 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). "Perhaps Asimov's best early novel" Barron (ed.): Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-18. Fine, front right corners slightly bumped in a fine dust jacket, upper right corner lightly rubbed, spine ends lightly rubbed with minute loss. A very attractive copy. (12444) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New Directions, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Tennessee Williams. A very good dustjacket that has a chip to the top spine and bottom panel. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely First Edition SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Engineering of Consent

      University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, U.S.A. 1955 - 246 pages. Index. "A well-planned public relations program, says Edward L. Bernays, U.S. Publicist Number 1, is executed in accordance with scientific principles. This book is based on the findings of social scientists, whose dispassionate approach and methods may be likened to those of the engineering professions. A systematic presentation of the principal organizational problems in any public relations undertaking." - from new Brodart-protected replica dust jacket included with this copy. Navy blue cloth-covered boards are clean with light wear. Bright silver lettering upon backstrip. Contents clean, unmarked and slightly age-toned. Binding tight. A quality copy of this public relations classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Martin Thomas(?) for The Wooden Horse

      Collins, London 1955 - The finished artwork for the first pictorial edition d/w of this book (the first edition d/w was non-pictorial, lettering only), this edition revised for younger readers. Image 14.4" x 18.1" (36cm x 45.3cm) in gouache on thin artboard, with Collins printer's pink instruction sheet (chipped) on the verso, not signed, believed to be by the book's illustrator, Martin Thomas [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King 4, 2, 1

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy First Editions JRR Tolkien 1955 Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. 4, 2 & 1 Allen & Unwin 1955. The Fellowship of the Ring: Fourth Impression, George Allen & Unwin 1955. Spine lean, neat gift inscription, original dust jacket strengthened and laminated, not price clipped red boards unmarked. The Two Towers: Second impression, George Allen & Unwin 1955. Slight lean, no inscriptions, no foxing or browning, red boards unmarked in original dust jacket, not price clipped. The Return of the King: First impression, George Allen & Unwin 1955. Spine lean, no inscriptions, red boards unmarked in original first state dust jacket, not price clipped with abrasion to panels and general wear.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Les aventures de la dialectique

      Original and one copy of the press, second edition false statement at the bottom of the page under false Edition. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Nadeau "... with my good friendly thoughts ..." Gallimard Paris 1955 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik. Band I & II, without the additional Register der Zitate

      Analecta Orientalia 34 & 39, Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Roma, 1955-1964. First edition. Band I: 4o, 44+ 1-378 & 379-397 & 1*-15* pages. Grey wrappers. Band II: 4o, 83+ 379-625 pages. Grey wrappers. Very good condition (without additional index: Register der Zitate) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book One, The Eastern Fells: Being an Illustrated Account of a Study and Exploration of the Mountains in the English Lake District [Pictorial Guide Series Number One]

      Henry Marshall, Kentmere, 1955, [First Printing], Dust Jacket Condition: Hardback, Book, First Edition, Illustrated By: Alfred Wainwright

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books]
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        Vols. 1/1954 (1955) - 55/2009 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and the Council of the British School at Athens.

      Ldn., Athens, 1955 - 2009).. The first 24 vols. are bound in 4 red half morocco bindings; the vols. 25 to 52 are bound in 5 red half cloth binding; the vols. 53 to 55 are in paper wrappers, as issued by the publisher; 28 cm; a nice set).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta V.O.F.]
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        Derriere le miroir. No. 77-78: Kandinsky. Periode dramatique 1910-1920.

      Paris, Maeght, 1955,. Folio. Mit 2 Original-Holzschnitt von Kandinsky (auf d. Umschlag, 1 farbig), 2 doppels. Farblithographien u. zahlr. Textabb. 10 nn. Bl. lose in Umschlag m. farbigem Holzschnitt.. Text: Tournant spirituel par Marcel Brion; Kandinsky par Carola Giedion-Welcker. - Umschlag etw. angestaubt, sonst wohlerhalten.

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        Andersonville

      Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company. (1955). First. First edition. A little rubbing at the foot, else very near fine in near fine slipcase as issued. One of 1000 copies of the first edition Signed by the author. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Good Man Is Hard to Find

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1955 - First edition, first printing, with "tyring" to page 125. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in pink and gilt; in the original yellow dust jacket, with modernist design in white and pink, lettered in white and pink. About fine, with only a hint of rubbing to the spine ends, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with very light fading to the spine, else fine. A bright and extremely fresh copy, rare in such excellent condition. Housed in a custom blue slipcase with matching chemise. A Good Man is Hard to Find is a collection of Flannery O'Connor's short stories, including "A Good Man is Hard to Find," "The River," "The Life You Save May be Your Own," and "Good County People," among others. Known as both a Southern and Christian female writer, Flannery O'Connor is a prime example of a writer from the Southern Gothic literary genre. The stories included in this collection share the common theme of Christian morals, especially in relation to life and death; many of the plots include characters undergoing spiritual changes as a result of violent or upsetting events. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        THE COLOURS OF MEMORY

      New York: Grove Press, [1955].. Cloth and boards. Fine in slightly spine tanned dust jacket with short edge tear. First U.S. edition, limited issue, of this collection by the Irish poet/publisher. Copy 'x' of twenty-six lettered copies, specially printed on Arches, and signed by the author, and by his wife, I. Rice Pereira, who contributes an original drawing as the frontispiece to these deluxe copies, signed by her in the lower margin. The glue utilized to affix the original drawing has darkened somewhat, as often.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Derrière le miroir. No. 77-78: Kandinsky. Période dramatique 1910-1920.

      Maeght, Paris 1955 - Folio. Mit 2 Original-Holzschnitt von Kandinsky (auf d. Umschlag, 1 farbig), 2 doppels. Farblithographien u. zahlr. Textabb. 10 nn. Bl. lose in Umschlag m. farbigem Holzschnitt. Text: Tournant spirituel par Marcel Brion; Kandinsky par Carola Giedion-Welcker. - Umschlag etw. angestaubt, sonst wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Case of the Backward Mule

      London - William Heinemann, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this crime novel by Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason series. Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author of detective stories. Condition: In a paper covered binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with slight shelfwear. Dustwrapper is bright with slight chipping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a GOOD dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Gothic Painting in Bohemia 1350-1450

      50, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice copy of this work on Czech Gothic painting, illustrated with coloured plates. Fourth Edition. In English. Featuring 279 plates to the rear, many of which are coloured. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with just some minor shelfwear and slight sunning. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the textblock edges and endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Call Me Duke

      New York: Crown. (1955). First. First edition. Light wear, near fine in attractive, very good dustwrapper with some rubbing and a large but very faint dampstain on the rear panel. Hardboiled novel about the detective racket by the author of The Hoods (which was the basis for the controversial Sergio Leone film, Once Upon a Time in America) in which the detective anti-hero Duke Romero seeks a treasure hidden away by the hoodlum "Noodles" (presumably the same "Noodles," played by Robert DeNiro in Once Upon a Time in America). Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MOONRAKER

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine. Without the dustwrapper. A lovely near fine clean, bright and tight copy, without foxing or stamps. Small previous owner?'s name to the front free endpaper. Gilbert second state of text, with ?"shoot?" spelled correctly on page ten. 9,600 copies printed. [Gilbert A3a (1.2).]

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, comprised of: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers and The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1955. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, uniform set of Tolkien's epic masterpiece. The first book Near Fine with contemporary reviews tipped in on the rear paste-down, otherwise clean and unmarked. Cloth and spine titling, bright and fresh. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has a subtle tissue repair to separation at the lower edge of the front flap. Minor toning to the spine and soiling at the extremities, otherwise an attractive example. Book two Near Fine with the top-stain lightly faded near the spine, otherwise a bright, fresh copy. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a few stray marks near the author's name on the front panel and the spine gently toned. Book three just about Fine in a lovely Near Fine dust jacket with the spine gently toned, otherwise in excellent condition. Page 49 with signature mark "4" and with sagging type. A scarce set, particularly in collectible condition, with just 3000 copies of the first book, 3,250 of the second and 7,000 of the final book printed. This set appears to have been collected early as the spine toning is uniform. All original maps and prices intact, as issued. A timeless classic and a cornerstone of the fantasy genre, The Lord of The Rings follows the adventures of the hobbit Frodo Baggins and his compatriots as they battle the Dark Lord Sauron, and attempt to destroy the ring that gives him power over Middle Earth. Tolkien began writing the novel when he was 45 and it took him 12 years to finish it. (The Lord of the Rings would not be published until 1955.) The books, which were inspired by Tolkien's interest in subjects as far reaching as mythology and philology, went on to become a sensation - selling over 150 million copies and being translated into over 30 languages. W.H. Auden called The Lord of the Rings a "masterpiece", and it has appeared on Le Monde's list of the 100 best books of the century. The books were also adapted into the Oscar award winning film trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen. "...among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Contemporary Sunday Telegraph Review). Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Atlantis: A Journal of Research. Nine Issues from 1955 to 1960 / Atlantology, UFO, Paranormal

      London: Markham House Press, Ltd., 1955 London: Markham House Press, Ltd., 1955 through 1960. First Editions of nine issues, in generally Very Good Plus condition. Octavo, light blue printed staple wraps, imprinted in red and black. Generally all are 20 pp., including pagiinated covers. Issues included are May, 1955 [Volume 8, No.4]; July, 1955 [Volume 8, No. 5]; November, 1955 [Volume 9, No. 1]; January, 1956 [Volume 9, No. 2]; March, 1956 [Volume 9, No.3]; September, 1956 [Volume 9, No. 6]; July, 1957 [Volume 10, No. 5]; September, 1957 [Volume 10, No. 6] ; and December, 1960 [Volume 14, No. 1]. A sturdy, clean, handsome group. One of the remarkable Egerton Sykes' important journals in the field of Atlantology, of which many consider him to be the father. A one-time British intelligence officer and diplomat, Sykes became world-famous for his researches on the legendary continent of Atlantis. As a researcher, collector, writer and publisher in that field and the broader field of paranormal phenomena in general, the founder of three organizations - The Atlantis Research Center, The Hoerbiger Institute, and The Avalon Society - and the publisher through his Markham House publishing company of four magazines, including two bimonthly research journals, Atlantis (this one) and New World Antiquity, Sykes was a peerless and seminal influence. These issues include, of course, a wide variety of articles dealing with Atlantis, the Pyramids, Mythologies as expansion on historical fact, and a number of inexplicable events. An extremely hard to find publication from Atlantology and the paranormal. L103

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        South Weald

      London - Lion and Unicorn Press, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this wonderfully illustrated study of South Weald, Essex. Illustrated throughout with lino-cuts and colour autolithographs by the authors. With a foreword by J. F. McAlister. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Dustwrapper is smart also, though with some slight edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        ON BEYOND ZEBRA

      - SEUSS,DR. ON BEYOND ZEBRA. NY:Random (1955). 4to, glazed pict. bds, sl. fading bottom edge else VG+ in frayed dw with some chips. 1st ed. Dr. Seuss invents a new alphabet that Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell uses for the strange animals that come after Z-is-for-zebra. A beautiful copy. Younger / Hirsch 63. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        NO BOUNDARIES

      Ballantine Books [1955], New York - Octavo, cover art by Richard Powers, cloth. A fine copy, darkening to text block, some glue residue to front free end paper from previous owners bookplate (no longer present) in a near fine dust jacket, short closed tear to upper front panel, mild rubbing to spine folds, corners and spine ends, mild shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear to upper rear panel. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (9585) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Man Without Qualities

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1955-1954-1960. Translated and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser. 3 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt on a brown ground. With the dust jackets. A few marks to dust jackets. An excellent set. First English language edition, first impression of volume 2 and 3, reprint of volume 1. The first two volumes of Musil's unfinished masterpiece were originally published in Germany in 1930 and 1932, the third volume was published privately in Switzerland following the author's death in 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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