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        MOONRAKER

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. First edition, first impression, first state. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the cloth clean and the titles bright. The binding is lightly bumped at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions although there is a previous owner's ink stamp on the front free endpaper and a small bookseller?'s label to the bottom edge of front pastedown. The text block is darkened as always with this ?"shoo?" issue due to it being printed on thinner, inferior quality paper. There are also a few spots of foxing to the very edge of the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed at the extremities and spotted / darkened to the rear panel. The spine is a little faded and remains without loss, repair or restoration. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap). An attractive copy of the third James Bond novel, offered here in it's rarest state. Gilbert first state of text, with ?"shoo?" instead of ?"shoot?" at line 31 of page ten and the text block on thinner paper bulking at 15mm. Rare thus. [Gilbert A3a (1.1).]

      [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

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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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        Frank Lloyd Wright signs and inscribes his 1955 book setting forth his architectural philosophy

      His signature "Frank Lloyd Wright / 55" with inscription, accomplished on the front endpaper of his book (edited by Edgar Kaufmann), An American Architecture (New York: Horizon Press, 1955), 269 pages, 4to, bound in titled brown and red cloth boards and original dust jacket. First Edition. Bottom of boards discolored from water exposure, some rubbing and other wear to spine, dust jacket toned with much wear to margins with minor loss, front endpaper bears some mild dampstains that do not affect Wright's inscription and signature. A copiously-illustrated volume in which Wright sets forth his principles of what he termed "Organic Architecture," and provides a useful summary outline of his storied career.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Un Paese

      (Torino): Giulio Einaudi, 1955. Spotting to the edges and panels of the boards, else near fine in a close to near fine jacker a little worn at the head of the spine, lightly discolored at the bottom of the front panel.. First Edition. Quarto. Text in Italian by Cesare Zavattini. Strand's luminous images of Italy. (Open Book 162-163, Auer 359).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph

      No date. A brochure from The Suffolk County Whaling Museum of Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY, printing the article "The Sag Harbor Whalers" by Clother Hathaway Vaughn. Signed by Steinbeck, who lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death in 1968. A larger than usual Steinbeck signature, perhaps of the variety occasioned by someone asking for "an autograph" on a randomly available surface, as opposed to a more formal signing of one's work. 4" x 9" trifold brochure, now tipped to black cardstock. Fine. A nice memento connecting Steinbeck to his longtime, and last, home.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gesammelte Werke. 1. Abteilung bis 36. Abteilung, Registerband, 5 Bände Tagebücher und Lowrie, Walter: Das Leben Sören Kierkegaards. in 33 Bänden. (vollständig) Enthält: Entweder-Oder Teil 1 + 2. Furcht und Zittern. Die Wiederholung. Erbauliche Reden 1843/44. Philosophische Brocken. Der Begriff der Angst. Erbauliche Reden 1844/45. Stadien auf des Lebens Weg. Abschliessende unwissenschaftliche Nachschrift 1 + 2. Eine literarische Anzeige. Erbauliche Reden in verschiedenem Geist 1847. Der Liebe Tun. Christliche Reden 1848. Kleine Schriften 1848/49. Die Krankheit zum Tode. Einübung im Christentum. Erbauliche Reden 1850/51. Erstlingsschriften. Über den Beegriff der Ironie. Kleine Aufsätze 1842/51. Die Schriften über sich selbst. Der Augenblick. Briefe. Das Buch über Adler. Registerband, 5 Bände Tagebücher und Das Leben Sören Kierkegaards.

      Düsseldorf, Verlag Eugen Diederichs, 1955 ff.. 21 cm, Original-Leineneinband. beim ersten Band ist der Rücken etwas nach innen gewölbt, jeweils kl. Namenstempel auf Vorsatz, Gesamt in einem sehr guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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        THE BODY SNATCHERS

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1955 - Octavo, boards. "A chilling classic." - Barron (ed.) Horror Literature 4-116. Now filmed four times, a classic of the genre. The first film version directed by Don Siegel starring Kevin McCarthy was released at the height of the Red scare of the 1950s. The latest version appeared in 2007 titled "Invasion." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-72. A fine copy, top edge dust soiled, some light foxing to rear paste-down and end paper, some light offsetting to front free end paper, darkening to edges of text block, in a fine dust jacket touch of rubbing to corners, light rubbing to spine ends and a few tiny rub spots to black background. A superior dust jacket for this title. (8194) First British and First hardcover edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        HECHOS E IDEAS. Revista radical, luego: Publicación de cuestiones políticas, económicas y sociales.

      Bs.As., 1935-1941 y 1947-1955. - Nros. 1 (junio-1935) a 41 (noviembre-1941) - Nros. 42 (agosto-1947) a 134/135 (junio y julio de 1955). 8vo., rústica. Con manchas de oxidación y algunos desgastes en tapas. Director: Enrique Eduardo García. M. T. de Alvear, E. Boatti, J. L. Cantilo, L. R. Gondra, B. C. Horne, M. S. Noel, F. A. Monjardín, H. B. Oyhanarte, P. Rodríguez Villar, J. P. Tamborini, C. R. Rodríguez, R. Scalabrini Ortiz, J. Perón, E. V. Corominas, etc.

      [Bookseller: Lucio Fernando Aquilanti]
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        TECHNIQUES DE L'INGENIEUR - EN 8 CLASSEURS : MECANIQUES ET CHALEUR + GENERALITES + CONSTANTES PHYSICO-CHIMIQUES - COMPLET.

      TECHNIQUES DE L'INGENIEUR 1955 - RO20166418: 8 CLASSEURS: 4 TOMES - MECANIQUE ET CHALEUR . 3 TOMES - GENERALITES + 1 TOME - CONSTANTES PHYSICO-CHIMIQUES - Nombreux dessins et croquis en noir et blanc, dans le texte. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 620-Art de l'ingénieur et activités connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        Surprised by Joy

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1955. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in silver, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Minor stains to boards, tips lightly bumped, mild foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the slightly foxed jacket with spine lightly faded and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, and dated 22 September 1955, the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1955].. Cloth and boards. Trace of minor rubbing along lower edges of boards, otherwise fine in dust jacket. First edition, first state of the title (integral, with only one copyright date). Copies equipped with the first state of the title-leaf are uncommon; a correction was made in many copies via a cancel leaf.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM ROY DECARAVA

      (DECARAVA, ROY) (HUGHES, LANGSTON). Hughes, Langston & Roy DeCarava. THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM ROY DECARAVA. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Very Good -. 98pp, profusely illustrated in b&w gravure. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "The Sweet Flypaper of Life" describes, in words and pictures, what the authors have seen and known and felt deeply about their people. Life in Harlem may be hard; getting up each morning and going to work; knowing that today will be like yesterday and tomorrow. Yet there are rewards, moments - a man walking in the sun, a woman laughing, couples in the park, the watering of a garden on a window sill, a father's touch, a child's glance. We've had so many books about how bad life is, Langston Hughes says, maybe it's time to have one showing how good it is." An internally handsome example of the 1955 Simon & Schuster first paperbound edition of Langston Hughes' classic collaboration with noted photographer Roy DeCarava bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "July 26, 1959 / New York / To my friend + photographer, Mel / Roy DeCarava" in black in on the inside front cover whose edges of the textblock and wrappers show some typical light soiling, wear and age-toning. It has been priced accordingly. NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 55-10048 Inventory Number: 023759

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Mistress Malapert

      Henry Holt, New York 1955 - 218 p. NOT ex-library. No names, bookplate or markings in the book whatsoever. Binding is square and tight, sharp corners, text clean and unmarked. The top 1" of the front board is lightly rubbed, as are the bottom edges of both boards. Dj not price-clipped. The dj's top edge is chipped: up to 1" on the front panel near the flap fold; a couple of 1/4" chips on the rear panel. The front panel also has a 1" closed tear beginning at a chip at the top; also six small holes not much larger than pin-pricks. Dj in mylar cover. Digital photos available on request. Thirteen year old Valerie Leigh runs away from her stern Uncle Gilbert and Aunt Frances and joins a troupe of traveling players. Hers is a joyful, yet serious story of a girl growing up in Elizabethan England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ex Libris Books]
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        Angels & Spaceships

      Gollancz, London 1955 - First thus. Includes eight stories reprinted from "Astounding" and "Unknown Worlds."; and nine previously unpublished vignettes. 224pp. VG (one tiny chip from top of p.195; back bottom corner crimp). In VG dj (spine-darkened, small extremity chips). Complete with scarce original wraparound strip with Crispin's blurb. Not price-clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PAGE ONE TOO]
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        Picasso Peintre-Graveur. 2 volumes.

      A Berne chez l'auteur et chez Kornfeld et Klipstein 1955-1968 - Tome 1 : Catalogue illustré de l'oeuvre gravée et lithographiée 1899-1931. Tiré à 900 exemplaires sur papier couché spécialement fabriqué par les papeteries de Biberist. A Berne chez l'auteur 1955. Tome 2 : Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravée et des monotypes 1932-1934. En collaboration avec Alfred Scheidegger. Tiré à 2000 exemplaires. A Berne, Kornfeld et Klipstein 1968. 572 reproductions numérotées pour les 2 volumes (Complet & Contrôlé). Ouvrages brochés. Couverture rempliée imprimée. Pas de rousseur. Papier de protection sur les 2 volumes. Très bon état. Format in-4°(31x22). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        MEDIUM 4 Communication Surréaliste N° Wifredo Lam - Nouvelle Série Janvier 1955 - 50 numeros comportant une pointe-sèche originale de Wifredo Lam signée

      Paris: Medium, 1955 - 4° - 64pp - B/w reproductions. Special issue printed in 50 copies numbered H.C. our's HCXVI including one original etching by Wifredo Lam, signed (the Print is faded approx. 1 cm due to the frame, otherwise very fresh). Original pictorial wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        IEEE. Transactions on Broadcasting. vols. 1-46, lacks vols. 27, 28, 30

      1955-2000 1955 - volumes 1-46, lacks volumes 27, 28, 30, partly bound, ex library, else text clean & bindings tight. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Convention franco-viêtnamienne du 16 août 1955 sur la nationalité et échange de lettres. Note explicative du Ministrère de la Justice

      Vinh-Bao, [Saigon 1955 - 8vo, pp. 38; near fine in original printed wrappers. Agreements relating to the nationality (dual and otherwise) of those in Vietnam in the wake of France's withdrawal from the country following their defeat at Dien Bien Phu in May, 1954. Not in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        A BESTIARY

      Quarto. Original cloth, designed by Calder, in original slipcase. Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon Books, New York, 1955. - First edition. One of only 26 lettered review copies, signed by Calder and Wilbur. A fine copy. Text of the colophon (from our review copy): "The edition of this Bestiary, designed and printed at the Spiral Press, New York, by Joseph Blumenthal, has been limited to fifty numbered copies on Rives mould-made paper each with an original, signed, drawing by Alexander Calder; seven hundred and fifty copies numbered 51-800 on a specially made "Curtis rag" paper; and 25 lettered review copies. All of the numbered copies have been signed by Mr. Calder and Mr. Wilbur. This copy is number T" [signed] Alexander Calder [signed] Richard Wilbur Only the first 50 (1-50) had the original piece mentioned; the 51-800 numbered copies & 25 lettered review copies (including ours) did not have the signed drawing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Farblitho 6.

      . Lithogaphie in Graugrün und Schwarz, 1955, signiert und datiert. 34,5:50 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Dr. Helmut Goedeckemeyer, Frankfurt a.M., nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Schnieder 33; Gabler 30. - Tadelloser Abdruck auf Velin..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Erotischer Frauenakt am Brunnen mit 8 Schönheiten bei untergehender Sonne. Ölgemälde auf Platte.

      . Bildmaß 22 x 27,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt im vergoldeten Vollholzrahmen gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 32 x 37 cm ). Das Ölgemälde ist rechts unten mit *R. Burger* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1955 ). Gezeigt werden bei untergehender Sonne in der Abenddämmerung 8 teils nackte Frauen am Brunnen, sowie ein Kleinkind. Das Bild wie auch der Rahmen von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Another Time, Another Place

      Crown Publishers, New York 1955 - First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with several very small tears, and one slightly jagged, longer tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1958 film directed by Lewis Allen, and featuring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, and Sean Connery, in an early leading performance. Exceptionally scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. (1955). First. First edition, first issue. Very slightly cocked, and a little rubbed, near fine in near very good first issue dustwrapper with only modest fading to the red portion of the spine, a couple of small chips, and dampstains on the rear panel. The author's masterpiece, her second book and first of short stories. A breathtaking collection of horror tales that probe the darkest heart of the South through the use of traditional "Southern Gothic" writing mixed with a nightmare vision seemingly derivative of German expressionism. A nice, presentable copy. .

      [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. 251 p. Black cloth with pink and yellow lettering on spine. First edition, first printing hardcover in first state dust jacket. (Stated "first edition" on copyright page. Error of "tyring" instead of "trying" error on page 125. Dust jacket back panel has reviews of Wise Blood, priced at $3.50.) Very Good+ hardcover in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Wear along bottom edge of cloth and head. Jacket spine panel sunned, some rubbing, chipped at head, price a bit faint but intact. An excellent collection of stories from an American master of the form.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Another Time, Another Place

      New York: Crown Publishers. (1955). First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with several very small tears, and one slightly jagged, longer tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1958 film directed by Lewis Allen, and featuring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, and Sean Connery, in an early leading performance. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik (55 Bände in 78 Büchern)

      Springer Verlag, 1955-1988.. gebundene Ausgabe. Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, 55 Bände in 78 Büchern, Werk teilweise in deutscher, zum geringen Teil in französischer, hauptsächlich in englischer Sprache Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Figure of Time: Poems

      Nashville, Tennessee: The Hemphill Press. (1955). First. First edition. Modest age-toning at the extremities, else near fine in stapled wrappers as issued. Nicely Inscribed by the author to a noted French scholar who specialized in African-American poetry: "To Jean Wagner with all good wishes -- Robert Hayden, Nashville Sept. 25, 1958." Additionally, Hayden has altered three lines of one of the printed poems, including changing one word. The art on the front wrapper is credited to "Aaron Douglas, artist-in-residence, Fisk University." An exceptionally uncommon volume of poetry, many times scarcer than his first book, with a nice inscription, and a little known example of Douglas's art. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tiborc Új Arca. Kálmán Kata fényképei. Móricz Zsigmond, Móricz Virág és Boldizsár Iván Írásai. [The New Face of Tiborc. Photographs of Kata Kálmán. Text by Zsigmond Móricz, Virág Móricz and Iván Boldizsár.]

      M?velt Nép, Budapest 1955 - Contains 34 portraits of Kálmán. First edition. 79 (18 plates included), (1) p. Includes the essay of Zsigmond Móricz that was originally published in "Tiborc" (1937), the essay ("After Eighteen Years") of his daughter, Virág Móricz and the interviews of Iván Boldizsár. Boldizsár and Kálmán revisited their original subjects (or their descendants) whose portraits were published 18 years before in the book "Tiborc", to show the improvement and progress of their lives, as a propaganda for the Communist régime. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Une Saison en Enfer

      Paris, Les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1955.. Avec 35 dessins en noir hors texte (40 complete) de Luc Albert Moreau. Ce livre a ete compose a la main dans le caractere de jaugeon et tire sur un velin creme a la forme de montval. one from 200 numbered copies (this is N° 19), cardboard-slipcase with cardboard-portfolio inside, loose double-printed sheets, unpag (168 p), folio.. Portfolio spine bleached, edges rubbed, slipcaseedges rubbed, in all very good condition.

      [Bookseller: HESPERUS BUCHHANDLUNG & VERSANDANTIQUARI]
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        The Quiet American

      London: Heinemann, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author to novelist Rex Warner and his wife, Barbara Rothschild, "For Rex + Barbara with love, from Graham." A few small spots to the text block, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of shelf wear. Rex Warner was an English novelist, classicist, and translator. Writer and critic V. S. Pritchett described Warner as "the only outstanding novelist of ideas whom the decade of ideas produced." Greene and Warner, both educated at Oxford traveled in many of the same circles, and Barbara was a close friend of Catherine Walston, with whom Greene was having an affair. Rex and Barbara met at a party hosted by Greene, and Greene and Walston would often spend weekends with the couple at Barbara Rothchild's home in Tackley, England. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A wonderful association copy.Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men, and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. The Quiet American proves "urgent, mournful and unsparing… there's not another book quite like it" (Salon). Adapted to the screen in 1958, and again in 2002 starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Tiborc uj Arca

      Muvelt Nep, Budapest 1955 - Grey cloth with black and red lettering. Continuation of Tiborc (1937). With 34 photographs by Kalman of survivors or their descendants and interviews by Boldizsar. In very good condition, binding is fresh and tight, no marks or inscriptions. Parr and Badger The Photobook page 140. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        My Friend Henry Miller

      London: Neville Spearman 1955. xi, 242 pp. Hardback in dw. Dw chipped, torn and creased with several short closed tears. Slight browning to page edges. Preface by Henry Miller. Photographs. Short ink inscription 'For Edna' to ffep. With original photograph of Valentine Lepska Miller, Miller's daughter, dated 1948, loosely laid in. Signed by Perles and Henry Miller on a piece of paper stuck to ffep. . Very Good. Hardback. First Edition. 1955. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        THE ACCEPTANCE WORLD

      Heinemann 1955 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth in Broom-Lynne dustwrapper. A fine copy, previous owner's name on the front pastedown, in a very near fine dustwrapper, which just shows a trace of wear to the head of the spine and corners. The third novel in the 'Dance to the Music of Time' sequence [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Best American Short Stories 1955, 1956, 1957

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1955, 1956, 1957. Three volumes of Best American Short Stories, each including a story by Eastlake and each inscribed by Eastlake to his father. The first volume, which contains "Little Joe," is inscribed simply, "With love/Bill," and is tight, but the covers are stained from use: a good copy in a very good dust jacket with one foredge stain, some edge creasing, and a chip to the crown. The second volume contains "The Quiet Chimneys" and is inscribed "For Pap/ with love/ Bill." Some offsetting to spine; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the corners and spine ends. The third volume contains "The Unhappy Hunting Grounds" and is inscribed "Love for Pap/ Bill." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the spine extremities. Eastlake's early fiction, including his first three novels and these early stories, were set in the American southwest; he helped put that region on the literary map, to be followed by such writers as John Nichols, Tony Hillerman, Leslie Marmon Silko and later Cormac McCarthy. Provenance: Eastlake's estate (Marilyn Hill). These were the first three appearances of six total for Eastlake in B.A.S.S.; his first novel, Go in Beauty, came out in 1956. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        POEMS: NORTH & SOUTH - A COLD SPRING

      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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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./2nd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Near Fine dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with almost no wear or rubbing. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, but not loss to any edges or folds. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold areas with minor loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of tanning to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket is price clipped and so is lacking the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a small bookstore sticker on the front free endpaper. Only the dustjacket of The Return is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full leather slipcase is felt lined, and stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Furniture Making In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century England An Outline for Collectors

      London: The Connoisseur, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter vellum and blue cloth with spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Fine in very good, spotted slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 238 pages. Folio, 36 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 11 of 100 specially bound copies by Edward Hiscox of London, and signed by the author in blue ink. List of Subscribers. 363 black and white illustrations, some full page color plates. Notes on the text figures. Covers cabinet and chair makers, carvers and gilders, and clocks. Exceptionally clean internally.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Portrait des deutschen Mathematiker Robert Sauer.

      o. J. (ev. um 1955-1960).. Mischtechnik aus Pastell- und Temperamalerei. Format der Abbildung ca. 65x47 cm, hinter hochwertigem, stoffbezogenen Passepartout und hinter Glas gerahmt, der Rahmen ca. 80x64 cm.. Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Hans Jürgen Kallmann (1908-1991) unten rechts. Er wuchs in Halle (Saale) auf und verbrachte die Anfangsjahre als Künstler von 1930 bis 1944 in Berlin. 1937 wurde er als "entarteter Künstler" diffamiert und mit Ausstellungsverbot belegt. Ein Teil seiner Werke wurde konfisziert und bei der Gemäldeverbrennung am 20. März 1939 im Hof der Berliner Feuerwache vernichtet. Ab Mitte der fünfziger Jahre wurde Kallmann als Bildnismaler bekannt durch seine psychologisch einfühlsamen Porträts namhafter Persönlichkeiten aus Kultur, Wissenschaft und Politik, wie zum Beispiel Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuß, Johannes XXIII., Mao oder Bertolt Brecht. Kallmanns bevorzugte Maltechniken waren Ölmalerei und eine ungewöhnliche Mischtechnik aus Pastell- und Temperamalerei, deren Rezept er stets geheim hielt. Unser Bild zeigt ein Portrait des deutschen Robert Max Friedrich Sauer (1898 in Pommersfelden - 1970 in München). Von 1954 bis 1956 war er Rektor der Technischen Hochschule München und von 1964 bis 1970 Präsident der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - Mit einigen vereinzelten Stockflecken, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1955 - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./2nd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Near Fine dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with almost no wear or rubbing. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, but not loss to any edges or folds. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold areas with minor loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of tanning to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket is price clipped and so is lacking the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a small bookstore sticker on the front free endpaper. Only the dustjacket of The Return is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full leather slipcase is felt lined, and stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        FAR AND AWAY: ELEVEN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

      Ballantine Books [1955], New York - Octavo, jacket illustration by Richard Powers, cloth. Collects eleven fantasy and SF stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-24. Text block age-darkened (as usual), a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to upper front panel and mild rubbing to head of spine panel and a small nick to upper left front panel. No fading to spine panel of jacket, an above average copy of a very elusive book. (15106) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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