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        On Beyond Zebra.

      New York: Random House, 1955 - Quarto. Publisher's pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, complete with dust wrapper. An excellent copy, a very tidy gift inscription to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with just a hint of wear to ends of spine and corners. Illustrated throughout the text by Dr. Seus. First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Views and Monuments of Palestine Drawings by Eugene Klimoff

      Canada: [no publisher. no date - circa 1955]. First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Charlotte and the White Horse - SIGNED

      Harper & Brothers, NY, 1955, Hard, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st, Signed by Illustrator, Illustrated By: Sendak, MauriceSize: 12mo, SIGNED first edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: Harper & Brothers, 1955, first printing. [Hanrahan A18]. 12mo., 5 3/8" x 6 3/4", unpaginated 24pp., color illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Sendak's first all-color illustrated book. Black cloth and pictorial paper covered boards, floral design decorative endpapers in color. Inscribed by Sendak to photographer Sing-Si Schwartz on half title: "Jul 70' , For Sing-Si, hello: Maurice Sendak" Laid in is a 1955 publication notice of the book in "The Villager", Greenwich Village, NY, Dec 15, 1955 featuring a photo of Sendak holding a dog. Three 4" x 6" duotone prints of Sendaks illustrations for the book laid in. Book is fine with no wear, dust jacket very good, $2 price on flap, mild age toning, darkening fade along the spine with a small chip off the crown, hairline split along dj spine with internal repair, inner front flap has offsetting from newspaper clipping. Three laid in prints fine. Uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Rainy Night

      Chicago, 1955. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Signed. From edition of 100. Image measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful night city scene in Chicago. James Swann (1905-1985) was born in Texas. He moved to Chicago in 1933 where he became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      O. O., 1955.. 2 SS. Hochformat. Folio (315:250 mm). 16zeilig. Bleistift und roter Kugelschreiber. Kleinerer Randschaden.. Skizzenblatt "Elegie pour orchestre". - Mit eh. Streichungen und Zusätzen; die Signatur am Kopf nachträglich.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        THE TWO TOWERS

      Houghton Mifflin 1955 - THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton Mifflin, 1955, first American edition, fine in near fine dust-wrapper. 1/1,000 copies, making this the stopper for most of those putting together a nice set of the first American edition (from the British sheets) of this modern day classic. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Wise Blood

      Neville Spearman, London, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First English Edition.Near fine in a like unclipped dust jacket. Front endpaper with a small area of erasure evidence, else near fine.. Jacket with just a bit of soiling and slight spine fading, else near fine with no chips, tears or rubbing. Limited foxing to both flaps.Enclosed in a custom clamshell box with leather spine, gilt titling.A very nice copy in a handsome case from the library of noted collector Larry Owens, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest: First Edition - Complete in Five Volumes

      Seattle, WA University of Washington 1955. Uniform and handsome in beige cloth. Volume 5 printed in 1955, Volume 4 in 1959, Volume 3 in 1961, Volume 2 in 1964 and Volume 1 in 1969. Umarked with light wear and sound bindings. An excellent first edition example of this magnificent work. Please note: Very heavy. Special shipping considerations may apply.. First Edition Hardcover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; First Edition. VG Rumely, John H.; Janish, Jeanne R.

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        Hassebrauk, Ernst. - "Bildnis Hermann Glöckner, nach rechts".

      . Radierung / Kaltnadel, auf Zink, mit Plattenton, auf Büttenpapier, 1955-1960. Von Ernst Hassebrauk. 33,5 x 24,5 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 53 x 39 cm (Blatt) / 60 x 50 cm (Passepartout). Lau 207. Rechts unten in Bleistift post mortem von der Witwe signiert: "p.m. Hassebrauk". - Seltenes Blatt. - Hervorragender Zustand. Im hochwertigen Passepartout montiert. Ernst Hassebrauk (1905 Dresden - 1974 Dresden). Oft fälschlich auch Ernst Hassebrauck. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1925-27 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden. 1927-32 Studium der Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Leipzig. Parallel Studium an der Leipziger Kunstakademie bei Willi Geiger. 1947 Proffesur an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Entlassung aus dem Lehramt im Zusammenhang mit der Formalismusdebatte. 1958-60 Arbeit an den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. Pflegte einen in seiner vitalen Farbigkeit und üppigen Strichführung neobarock anmutenden expressiven Realismus. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Publikationen..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Pawns in the Game

      Toronto, Canada National Federation of Christian Laymen 1955. 186 pages. "... Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world... Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - from Foreword. Author was an English-born Canadian naval officer. Sombre cover illustration depicts Soviet chess pieces moving in for the kill. Above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Lengthy errata list laid in. A rare first edition copy. Singerman 921 First Edition Paperback 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Fair

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        ...the Answer is Risom

      New York: Jens Risom Design, Inc., n.d. . First edition. No date, circa 1955. Near fine in a very good textured acetate dust jacket, which shows light edgewear, age-toning, soiling. Photography credits include Richard Avedon (more than likely only one photograph, the portrait of Risom at the front), Frank Finocchio and George Barrows. A solid copy of the complete product line of Risom designs at the height of the firms achievements. Uncommon, particularly in a jacket.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Easter Angel

      1955. Color lithograph. 16 x 11.25 inches. Edition of 40. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Fine/Looney, no. 347. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Glory Never Guesses to Miriam Being a Collection of 18 Poems with decorations and drawings reproduced through Silk Screening from the original MS. pages of Kenneth Patchen. [cover title]: Glory Never Guesses & Other Pages

      (No place: Privately Printed). 1955. First. First edition. Folio. Silk screened portfolio with decoration by Patchen. Laid in are eighteen silk screened broadside poems reproducing Patchen's decorated manuscript copies. A little sunning along the spine of the portfolio, creases to the edges of a few of the broadsides, near fine. Most of the broadsides have small labels on the verso stating that these broadsides were produced in editions of 200 copies each, but reportedly fewer sets were compiled due to loss in the printing process. Patchen, working at his home with printer Frank Bacher, hand-prepared the edition in the summer of 1955. Complete sets are exceptionally uncommon. .

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

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. 956 p. First edition. Fine hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Book itself in excellent shape: sturdy binding, no inscriptions or marks, etc. Jacket presents very well, small wear spot on bottom of front panel, closed tear in top of back panel, light wear along edges, price intact ($7.50). A very neat, attractive copy of an uncommon first.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Dolina Issy [The Issa Valley]

      Paris: Instytut Literacki. 1955. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. Unopened. Text in Polish. Pages toned and darkened, the wrappers slightly less so, slight erosion to the paper spine at the crown, a very good copy. The Polish-born Nobel laureate Milosz's own copy with a label from the New York agent Curtis Brown, Ltd. affixed to the front wrap addressed to Milosz at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Berkeley. Agent's stamp on fly leaf. Accompanied by a copy of the first German edition of the book (Tal Der Issa. Koln and Berlin: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1957), we speculate that the first edition was used by the agent in securing the German translation, and then returned both books to Milosz. Milosz's archive at the Beinecke Library includes a file of correspondence from this agent in 1960-61 (both volumes have the pencil notation "961" in pencil), and he began his career as a professor in the U.S. at Berkeley in 1961. Though born in Poland, Milosz was culturally Lithuanian and this early autobiographical novel is about his growing up with a Lithuanian heritage. In 1951 he defected from Poland to France, and then in 1960 moved to the United States. A very scarce volume (especially, one imagines, the author's own copy). .

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        Häuserbuch der Stadt München. Band 1: Graggenauer Viertel. Band 2: Kreuz Viertel. Band 3: Hackenviertel. Band 4: Angerviertel. Band 5. Register, Nachträge, Berichtigungen.

      München, Oldenbourg 1955 - 1977.. 5 Bände [komplett] XXVI / 454, VI / 379, VI / 464, VI / 581, XIV / 369 Seiten. Mit vielen schw.-weiß Zeichnungen von Gustav Schneider. Leinen mit Rücken- und Titelvergoldung. Bände I - IV mit Klarsicht-Schutzumschlag, unbenutzt, wie neu.. Das Häuserbuch erschienen aus Anlaß der 800-Jahr-Feier. Alle Münchner Häuser und Besitzer der Zeit von ca. 1500 bis 1939 sind erfasst, nach den vier ursprünglichen Ortsteilen in vier Bände plus einen Registerband eingeteilt.

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        Pawns in the Game

      National Federation of Christian Laymen, Toronto, Canada, 1955, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 186 pages. "... Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world... Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - from Foreword. Author was an English-born Canadian naval officer. Sombre cover illustration depicts Soviet chess pieces moving in for the kill. Above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Lengthy errata list laid in. A rare first edition copy. Singerman 921

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        L'Humeur vagabonde

      1955 - Paris, La Table Ronde, 1955. Broché, 120 x 190 mm, 246 pp. Pales piqûres. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES EXEMPLAIRES NOMINATIFS sur Alfa mousse, celui-ci imprimé pour Madame Pavard.ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : "Pour Madame Pavard ce livre un peu amer, dans l?espoir de la divertir un peu. En hommage bien sympathique et respec- tueux. Antoine Blondin". "Chapitre premier : Après la seconde guerre mondiale, les trains recommen- cèrent à rouler. On rétablit le tortillard qui reliait notre village à la préfecture. J?en profitais pour abandonner ma femme et mes enfants qui ne parlaient pas encore. Ma femme, elle, ne parlait plus." L ?un des meilleurs livres de l?auteur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        DIZIONARIO ILLUSTRATO DEGLI INCISORI ITALIANI MODERNI E CONTEMPORANEI.

      Milano 1955 - Ril. in tela.con tit. e ornamenti impressi in verde al piatto., cm 30x23,5 , pp 869, moltissime tavv. e ill. in b/n.

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        Sand and Satin

      Herbert Jenkins, London 1955 - First UK Edition (released only as a paperback, entitled Return of Sumuru, in the U.S.). Publisher's red cloth, spine and lower cover stamped in black; price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Just about Fine, square, tight and unmarked (front hinge seamlessly repaired), but end papers stained from binder's glue and title page inscribed; in a Fine, bright jacket, only very lightly rubbed. St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 899. Scarce. "Nowadays the credit (or more often the blame) for the 'Yellow Peril' school of mystery thriller is placed squarely upon the shoulders of Sax Rhomer. Rhomer had the talent and good fortune to create a near-mythic figure [who first appeared in "The Zayat Kiss," published in the October 1912 issue of The Story-Teller magazine] who embodied all the fancied villainy of the East combined with all the science of the West: . . . Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate . . . {With his late] series of five novels about Sumuru, Rohmer revived the Fu Manchu formula, but featured a "carefully de-ethnicized female villain." (St. James Guide) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        The Acceptance World

      Melbourne, London, Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1955. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground. With the dust jacket. Light partial toning to endpapers, a very good copy in the nicked dust jacket with some trivial loss to tip of spine and remnants of tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression. Signed by Anthony Powell on the title page. The third volume in Powell's magnum opus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dolina Issy [The Issa Valley]

      Paris: Instytut Literacki. 1955. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. Unopened. Text in Polish. Pages toned and darkened, the wrappers slightly less so, slight erosion to the paper spine at the crown, a very good copy. The Polish-born Nobel laureate Milosz's own copy with a label from the New York agent Curtis Brown, Ltd. affixed to the front wrap addressed to Milosz at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Berkeley. Agent's stamp on fly leaf. Accompanied by a copy of the first German edition of the book (Tal Der Issa. Koln and Berlin: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1957), we speculate that the first edition was used by the agent in securing the German translation, and then returned both books to Milosz. Milosz's archive at the Beinecke Library includes a file of correspondence from this agent in 1960-61 (both volumes have the pencil notation "961" in pencil), and he began his career as a professor in the U.S. at Berkeley in 1961. Though born in Poland, Milosz was culturally Lithuanian and this early autobiographical novel is about his growing up with a Lithuanian heritage. In 1951 he defected from Poland to France, and then in 1960 moved to the United States. A very scarce volume (especially, one imagines, the author's own copy). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 7th Impression in Dustjacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A fantastic copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1955, 7th overall printing, or the 3rd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus original dustjacket, designed by Tolkien, featuring his Mountains & Dragon design, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 7th impression on front flap, not priced, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The text block is clean and bright, bound in the light brown khaki original cloth from the publisher. The dustjacket shows some minor wear, with rubbing to the dustjacket at the folds, a bit of tanning to the spine, no bumped corners. There are a few minor closed tears to the back panel with only minor loss. One chip out of the top rear edge approx 1/4", in the line of runes. Dustjacket colors still bright and clean, presents beautifully. Features the title, dwarves hat, author, and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. A previous owners name and "Don't take this book" to the free endpaper (map), no other names or any other writing. Overall a beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        WALKER & OTHER STORIES

      Harcourt Brace & Co, 1955. W/DJ, FINE/VG, HC, FIRST EDITION, CINNAMON BOARDS WITH GILT TITLE. DJ HAS 3" TEAR ON BACK, 1/4" TEAR ON FRONT(TOP & BOTTOM) SHELF WEAR IN EDGES. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: UnEarthly Books]
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        spirale 3. Herausgeber und Verleger Marcel Wyss, Dieter Roth, Eugen Gomringer.

      . Bern, spiral press, Januar 1955. Mit Originalgraphiken von Max Bill (Zinkätzung, Lithografie), Marcel Wyss (Litho), Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (Litho), Richard Paul Lohse (Litho), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Linolschnitt), Heinrich Eichmann (Litho), Verena Loewensberg (Linol), Mary Vieira (Lithografie), Camille Graeser (Holzschnitt) und Hans Hofmann (Linol). 50 : 38 cm. 32 S. Orig.-Umschlag mit Zinkätzung von Max Bill.. Erschienen in 600 Exemplaren. - Textbeiträge von Eugen Gomringer, Max Bill, Vordemberge-Gildewart, Jean Frondere, Hans Hofer, Aurelie Nemours, Marianne Lundgreen, Hans Arp, Piet Mondrian, C.Graeser, H.Hofmann. - Enthält den 6-seitigen illustrierten Text von Max Bill "Vom Flächigen zum Räumlichen" mit 23 Abb. - Mit der separaten gefalt. Inseratebeilage (50 : 17,5 cm). - Umschlag unterschiedlich verblasst mit kleinen Einrissen u. kl. Fehlstelle am Rücken, das Doppelblatt mit gelbem Papier an den Rändern gebräunt, sonst in guter Erhaltung. - Vollständiges Exemplar. - Bucher, S. 82-88 und 174-178.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        IL DECAMERONE A cura di Fernando Palazzi. Tavole a colori di Gino Boccasile.

      Milano, A la Chance du Bibliophile, 1955. In-4 gr., 2 voll., elegante legatura in p. pelle edit., dorso a cordoni con titolo oro, tagli superiori dorati, in astuccio mod., pp. 601; 541; con 101 tavole a colori nel testo. Pregevole edizione per le celebri illustrazioni del pittore Boccasile (1901-52). In ottimo stato.

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        The Jungle Book

      London: Macmilland & Co.,, 1955. Octavo. Bound by Oliver & Boyd in dark green crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt, abstract figure of a monkey to front board gilt, snake skin inlay of a cobra to rear board, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With illustrations by J. Lockwood, C. I. E., and W. H. Drake. Spine sunned, board edges slightly rubbed, mild toning to margins of text block. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of Kipling's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1955 SKETCHBOOK WITH 90 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS

      1955 - HOOGENDYK, Marianna van Rossen. 1955 SKETCHBOOK WITH 90 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS & MIXED MEDIA PIECES. In a standard composition notebook (unlined); there are blank pages following the paintings/drawings, and the next to last two pages are pencil lecture notes. The first page, a pencil, ink and wash drawing of a young girl, is dated 4/4/55. The rest are undated; all are unsigned, but the notebook cover bears the artist's name in capital letters. Ms. Hoogendyk, also known as Marianne, was an art student at the Sorbonne; her family was from Sharon, Connecticut at the time. There are some accomplished sketches of buildings, of circus scenes with animals and clowns, some studies of men and children on the street, of musicians in concert/jamming, and of costumed dancers (most of the latter are crayon or pastel). A nicely preserved archive. 20 pencil, ink and wash drawings; 39 pencil sketches; 7 watercolors; 17 crayon/pastel drawings; and 7 mixed media pieces.

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        Switch on the Night

      Pantheon Books, New York 1955 - First Edition inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. Publisher's grey boards show rubbing along the top and bottom edges. Bottom edge also shows some spots near spine end. Bottom edges of front and rear free endpaper also has about 1/4" black staining, possibly from printer. Jacket protected in mylar is darkened along the edges and worn on spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge blue. With the dust jacket and the original wraparound band. Spine ends very lightly rubbed, top edge somewhat faded. An excellent copy in a fine, bright jacket and wraparound band with slightly faded spine. First edition, first impression. First published in Sweden, translated from Greene's manuscript, as Den stillsamme Amerikanen (Stockholm: Norstedt, 1955).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. .

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        The Magician's Nephew

      London; Geoffrey Bles. 1955, 1955. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled in silver gilt to the spineminor edgewear, some discolouration to rear board. Top edge dusty. In a very good slightly toned unclipped dustwrapper, minor edgewear, strong, bright and handsome. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Beauty bird calendars". [Sample catalogue of calendars with images of birds, made from real feathers]

      Westport Line, no date, ca. 1955. Folio (34.5 x 23 cm). A ringbound catalogue containing six samples of real feather bird picture calendars, and four samples of other calendars, preceded by a few leaves of explanatory text. Original silver-printed paper boards.* A curious and remarkable item. In the 1950s, calendar publisher Westport Line issued a series of calendars whose covers were decorated with a picture of a bird, made of real feathers. According to the introduction, the calendars were handmade, using "actual feathers in natural colours of tropical birds". A very uncommon production technique with a long history, but now probably (and hopefully) belonging to the past. This late example certainly forms an interesting footnote in the history of bird illustration. A very good complete copy.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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. .

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        L'ami des sciences, journal du dimanche

      Meunier Victor 1955 - Sept volumes in-4 brochà s, tête de sà rie de la revue, de l'annà e 1855 à l'annà e 1861, complet, texte sur deux colonnes, quelques illustrations, articles scientifiques divers de la mà decine à l'agriculture en passant par la photographie. ; dos plissà s et pour certains volumes des manques, bords effrangà s, intà rieur frais, à tat trà s correct pour ces fragiles brochures. L'Ami des sciences [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS AND A SCREENPLAY BY MARVIN ALBERT

      Various., 1955. Six paperback originals-all but one of them signed by this talented and prolific author of hardboiled crime novels, westerns, adventure novels, and novelizations of other people's screenplays-representing all of those genres and each of Albert's most frequent pseudonyms: Albert Conroy, Nick Quarry, Anthony Rome, Ian MacAlister, and Marvin Albert. In addition, representing the half-dozen film scripts that Albert wrote or co-wrote in the late '60s, our probably unique collection includes an interestingly inscribed studio copy of his 1966 adaptation, co-written with Sidney Boehm, of his own western novel (as Al Conroy) The Man in Black, which became the Dean Martin/George Peppard movie Rough Night in Jericho. Not represented in our collection is the pseudonym 'Mike Barone,' which Albert appears to have used only once, on his 1974 movie novelization Crazy Joe. Until his death a few years ago, from 'too many cigarettes' as he described it, Albert lived with his second wife, the artist Xenia Klar, in a mountaintop villa near the coast of France, and returned to the US infrequently, to work on a movie-related assignment in Hollywood (with a stopoff, usually, at one of the Western casinos). As a result, he had little contact with readers or collectors of his work, and signed copies of even his later hardcover books are rare. 1)Albert Conroy. The Chiselers. New York: Fawcett Publications, 1953. First edition. PBO. Gold Medal Book 289. The second of the eight ultra-hardboiled crime novels that Fawcett (and, in one case, Dell) published under the 'Albert Conroy' pseudonym between 1952 and 1961. SIGNED WITH BOTH NAMES on the title page, with a note: 'One of my very early books-not bad considering I was still very young, and learning.' (Born in Philadelphia in 1924, Albert served in the Merchant Marine in WW2). A spectacular copy, Near Fine and unread, with one of Barye Phillips' sexy cover paintings, of a scantily clad brunette resisting a stubborn-looking policeman's efforts to drag her down a backstage stairway to the stage door. Many admirers of Albert's fiction, and particularly the French, consider the dark novels he wrote as Albert Conroy his best work.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Selected Poems of Herbert Delahaye Miles

      Asheville, NC: First Editions Press of NC, 1955 Limited numbered edition (107 of 200) of Herbert Delahaye Miles's last poetry compilation. Near Fine, as a few of the pages are slightly creased (shown in photographs). Tight binding and clean text. Printed and Bound by the author in the last years of his life. Miles, an executive in the Chicago area, moved to Asheville, NC in 1912. A force in early Asheville's economic development, as well as it's literary tradition, Miles was responsible for the formation of Pritchard Park in Downtown as well as the renovations to the Miles Building on the corners of Battery Park, Haywood and Patton Avenue. More information can be found about Miles in the HERBERT D. MILES COLLECTION at UNCA. This limited edition book of poetry also includes two additional pages which seem to be a post-published revision of poem, "Take Heart" on pages 12 and 13.

      [Bookseller: Raventrove]
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        CONTES

      DU RAMEAU D OR 1955 - 2 volumes in-4 en feuilles sous chemises et étuis, Nombreuses illustrations aquarellées au pochoir d'Henri Lemarié(1911- 1991), miniaturiste célèbre, appartient à l'histoire du livre du XXème siècle. Dessinateur de l'infîniment petit, il a laissé une oeuvre remarquable, portée au plus haut degré de la perfection, à placer au premier rang de l'art français du Livre. Tirage limité à 950 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches No:507. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Serigraph (H1093)

      1955 - An original serigraph (Henze 1093) on paper printed in grey, blue and black. Signed and numbered 2/70 copies. Two handling creases and very minor surface soiling, otherwise in excellent condition. Image size 800 x 600mm Page size 1000 x 680mm Enquires are welcome for more original work by Francis Bott. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ?lbum de Paleograf?a hispano-americana de los siglos XVI y XVII

      Mexico City: Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, 1955 3 volumes: x+187+[v ad] pages with plates, figures, bibliography and index; xv+93 plates; xvi+132 pages. Royal Quarto (11 1/2" x 8") issued in wrappers. Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, Comision de Historia number 46. Manuales de Tecnica de la Investigacion de la Historia y Ciencias Afines, III. From the library of George M Foster. 1st edition.Among contemporary specialists in Spanish and Spanish American paleography none outranks Agustin Millares Carlo, who has now produced, along with Jose Ignacio Mantecon, what is unquestionably the best general introduction to the study of Spanish American paleography of the colonial period. In order to acquaint the student with the historical origins and evolutionary problems of the successive Spanish hands, the first volume - concisely, authoritatively, and with much recent bibliographical data - the general development of Spanish writing styles from Roman times on. Major attention is naturally given to the latter Middle Ages and the Siglo de Oro, the periods that established in Spain and the Indies the intricate, sophisticated escribano hands, which with their peculiar letter forms, symbols and contractions demand special preparation on the part of the historian using sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Hispanic archival materials. The two dominant styles, the escritura cortesana and the escritura procesal, receive careful analysis; and abundant illustrations of letter and numeral forms, and extensive tables of ligatures, signs and abbreviations, are provided. Pre-Hispanic Indian paleography is briefly treated; and a valuable chapter discusses the norms of transcribing and publishing documents, a matter of prime significance given the wide variations in orthography, punctuation, and textual license modern editors display. As in all sound paleographical manuals, the aim here is not merely historical or theoretical but didactic and practical. Hence the splendid collection of ninety-three plates forming the second volume, which are excellently reproduced in quite large format. These plates have been selected to illustrate not only different hands but also various types of documents, ranging from royal Cedulas and governmental and municipal texts (including cabildo actas) to ecclesiastical and private items of various types. In the third volume each of these examples is carefully transcirbed, and subjected to detailed diplomatic and paleographical analysis as regards its documentary form and the specific peculiarities of its script, abbreviations and ligatures. (The American Historical Review, Vol. 61, No. 3 (Apr., 1956), pp. 604-605)George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's signature on front wrapper of each volume, spines age darkened, some light edge wear else a very good to fine set.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Fire Song

      (Frederic Prokosch), Zurich 1955 - First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "J" of 10 lettered copies in paper from St. Gallen. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. In an envelope with a note from the recipient asking Prokosch to sign on the page facing the title-page, and with Prokosch's note apologizing for doing otherwise. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. *OCLC* locates three copies in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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