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        Alcoholics Anonymous / The Story of How MAny Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism : New and Revised Edition [Second Edition]

      Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, New York [1959] 1955 - Second Edition, Third Issue, Title And Copyright Pages With 1955 Dates, No Later Printing Indicated, With "1959" Date On Dj Flap And 1958 Book Printings Indicated On Verso Of Half-Title [ A List Not Present At All In The First Issue], With The Following Points: Much Thicker Than The First Issue, 1 3/4" Thick, Misprint Corrected [ "Really" On P. Xx], And Updated "7000" On P. 16, And A New List Of Four Publications On The Verso Of The Half-Title Page Ending With "Brief History Of A.A.'S First Two Decades" And The Al-Anon Address As "Box 182" On P. 575. This Printing Has The Original Dj With Misleading Text "Third Edition New And Revised" On Spine, With Text On The Front Cover Reading "This Is The Third Edition Of The Big Book, New And Revised. The Basic Text For Alcoholics Anonymous", Text At Top Of Front Flap"Alcoholics Anonymous Third Edition 1959" . In The Original Dust Jacket, With Text At Bottom Of Front Flap Reading "Seven Case Histories, An Addition Of / (Continued On Back Flap)", And No Publication Code At Bottom Of Rear Flap, Which Has Address As New York City (17). A Very Clean, Tight, Almost Unworn And Unused Copy, Spine Has Very Bright Gilt Title On Unfaded Spine And Unworn Blindstamped Title On Front Cover; Pages Bright White, With About A Dozen Corners Neatly Folded Down About 3/4" At Upper Right Corner. Dust Jacket Is Entirely Unfaded, Bright, Immaculate, All Lettering On Spine And Cover Still Bright White, A Touch Of Wear Right At Corners With A Tiny Amount Of Paper Loss. With A Closed 1/4" Tear At Top Of Front Panel And Top And Bottom Of Rear Spine Fold, With Light Wear Right Along Top And Bottom Edges Of The Spine, And A Few Simple Check Marks In The Margins. The Second Edition Was A Major Revision Of The Original 1939 "Big Book", And This Third Issue, Apparently Issued In 1959, Is Scarce In Collectible Condition; Any Printings 1959-1960 Are Uncommon, And Near Fine Copies Of This Dj With Textual Errors Are Uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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        Altägyptische Grammatik. 2 Bände / Register der Zitate. Bearbeitet von Rolf Gundlach u. Barbara Schwarzkopf. 1 Bd. (Insgesamt 3 Bände, komplett). [durchgehend mit FARBANSTREICHUNGEN]., (=Analecta Orientalia, 34/39).

      Roma : Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1955/1964/1967. - XLIV, LXXXIII, 625 S., 15*, IX, (55). durchgehend mit Farbanstreichungen, sonst gutes Exemplar Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3050 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        The Recognitions

      1955: Harcourt Brace, FICTION MODERN 1STS. English. Hardcover. Fine/1st edition.. "The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us." [Pub. Info]There is a protective mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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        Images pour un jardin sans Murs - Illustrated with 9 original lithographs by Maurice de VLAMINCK # HANDSIGNED

      Pierre De Tartas, Paris 1955 - - ILLUSTRATED : with NINE original stone lithographs & EIGHT woodcuts by DE VLAMINCK. - All the lithographs are PLATE SIGNED. - OUR COPY ALSO INCLUDES AN UNANOUNCED full page WOODCUT. - SIZE : 12" x 16". - PAPER : Rives vellum. - LIMITED to 200 copies, here one of the 28 deluxe copy with an extra lithograph and a suite of the 8 woodcuts on 4 pages. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Walterskirchen annex n° III p. 258 to 260. - CONDITION : complete & in very good condition. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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      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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        Clean Break (Movie Source Book for Stanley Kubrick's The Killers)

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. First edition of the author's most sought after title. Source for the Stanley Kubrick film The Killers starring Sterling Haydon. Small sticker shadow to front endpaper else a very good hardcover book. Top edge lightly spotted. This copy comes with an untrimmed dustwrapper (presumably straight from the publisher) which is wider than the book by about an inch. Other than this, the jacket is completely unfaded and in beautiful condition. Has publishers date stamp of Mar 1, 1955 to lower front flap.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        CLEAN BREAK.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1955] - Octavo, boards. First edition. This novel is the source for the 1956 Stanley Kubrick film "The Killing." The script for this classic film noir was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson, it starred Sterling Hayden, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Mary Windsor. "White is rather neglected at present, but for unadorned action, suspense and vigorous storytelling his novels have seldom been surpassed." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 1049. Some dust soiling to top edge of pages, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of fading to spine panel, much less than is usual for this book, some light foxing to inner surface with show through on rear panel, more pronounced along rear flap fold, some light rubbing to spine ends and corners, and tiny closed tear to upper front panel. (#125583) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Clean Break (Movie Source Book for Stanley Kubrick's The Killers)

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. First edition of the author's most sought after title. Source for the Stanley Kubrick film The Killers starring Sterling Haydon. Small sticker shadow to front endpaper else a very good hardcover book. Top edge lightly spotted. This copy comes with an untrimmed dustwrapper (presumably straight from the publisher) which is wider than the book by about an inch. Other than this, the jacket is completely unfaded and in beautiful condition. Has publishers date stamp of Mar 1, 1955 to lower front flap.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. 1955. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear at lower. spine end and touch of rubbing along lower front edge. Title. lettering is bright and not faded. The scarce promotional wraparound. band is present. Scarce in this condition. (#129296). First British (and first hardcover) edition. "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 (2004) II-401.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        La soif du jonc

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art, 1955. Edizione originale di 200 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). Folio. Poème de Tiggie Ghika traduit par Jacques Dupin et orné de 3 pointes sèches originales par Jacques Villon (cm da 23x11; 23x16) Achevé d'imprimer, le texte composé à la main en Garamont italique de 24 de la fonderie Deberny et Peignot par l'imprimerie Tournon et les pointes sèches par les ateliers G. Leblanc à Paris

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        BOLETIM DA ACADEMIA PORTUGUESA DE EX LIBRIS. Números 1 al 68 ambos inclusive. 1955 - 1974. Años I - XIX. Directores Dr. 1ª edición

      - Lisboa-Janeiro. Joao de Lemos, editor. 1955 - 1974. 68 números. 4º, entre 60 y 70 pp por número. Bien ilustrada con fotograbados y facsímiles en negro, reproducciones de antiguos grabados y profusión de exlibris adheridos y montados sobre la misma publicación, algunos calcográficos y litográficos al texto. Cubiertas originales en todos los números, del 1 al 22 encuadernados juntos en un volumen holansesa piel época, dorados. Texto en portugúes. Importante y erudita publicación de bibliofilia, exlibrimismo, simbología, heráldica, historia, genealogía, crítica, grabado y medallística, muy rara y en perfecto estado. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        Le cornet à dés II

      Paris, Gallimard, nrf 1955 - Livre épuisé 12 x 18,8 cm, broché, 195 pp. Condition : Edition originale, un des 16 ex. numérotés imprimés sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder (premier papier). Pliure en quatrième de couverture, très bel exemplaire. 315g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Destination Luna; The Thrilling Story of a Boy's Adventurous Trip to the Moon [Space Adventure Series]

      Published by Lutterworth Press, London and Redhill First Edition . 1955. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue covers, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 192 printed pages of text with colour frontispiece. Foxing to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with light rubbing to the edges, spine colours not faded, not price clipped 6s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. SCIENCE FICTION [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Berlin, 8. November 1955.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit gedrucktem Briefkopf und ms. Umschlag.. An die Journalistin und Schriftstellerin Gertrud Dahlmann-Stolzenbach (1909-?) in München: "[...] Daß ich Ihren reizenden Brief [...] erst heute beantworte, hat seinen Grund darin, daß ich erst auf Reisen und dann etwas krank war. Ich bin auch oft zu müde zum Schreiben, zum Lesen, zum Denken, selbst wenn es sich um die so verführerische und ehrenvolle Perspektive handelt, daß Sie mich in München wieder vortragen wollen. Ihre Frage, ob ich Ihnen etwas Neues, Ungedrucktes schicken kann, muß ich leider im Augenblick verneinen. Dafür habe ich meinen Verleger gebeten, Ihnen ein Buch zu schicken, in dem die Einleitung von mir ist und in der ich noch einmal meine Generation überblicke [...] Der Titel des Buches ist: 'Lyrik des expressionistischen Jahrzehnts'. Es ist erst kürzlich erschienen und hat auch im Ausland viel Interesse gefunden [...]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Lolita First Printing Facsimile In Clamshell box

      First Edition Library (Olympia Press). PAPERBACK. Facsimilie reprint of First Printing of Lolita by Olympia Press in 1955. This is the First Edition Library facsimilie. Beautiful two volume paperback set housed in a clamshell case. Case is cloth bound, and as are the two volumes, it is in pristine condition. The First Edition Library edition of Lolita is highly desirable, and this is an outstanding set. Rare and collectible. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Fine.

      [Bookseller: Barner Books]
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        Section: Rock-Drill 85 - 95 de los cantares

      Milano: All'insegna del pesce d'oro, 1955. Prima ed. di 500 es. numerati + 3 ad personam. ril (hard cover). Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano, datata 14 Gennaio 1972 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to an important Italian poet, dated 14th January 1972). Cantos 85-95 of Ezra Pound Note: This section of the Cantos derives its name from the title of a review by Wyndham Lewis of The Letters of Ezra Pound -A64b- in the New Statesman and Nation for 7 April 1951: "The Rock Drill", itself a reference to Jacob Epstein's sculpture of that title of 1915-1916 (Gallup). Edizione curata da Vanni Scheiwiller, impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona [Gallup, 1983, A70a]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Un paese

      Torino: Einaudi, 1955. Prima edizione (First edition). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Testo di Cesare Zavattini. 80 fotografie di Paul Strand Primo e unico volume della collana di libri fotografici pensata da Zavattini. La copertina, disegnata da un grafico newyorkese amico di Strand, mostra l'immagine della famiglia Lusetti, che diventò celeberrima. Fu a questo modello che, a partire dagli Anni Sessanta, si ispirarono quasi tutti i fotografi italiani (A. Russo, Storia culturale della fotografia italiana). Stampato a rotocalco nella Tipografia Amilcare Pizzi [Roth, 2004]

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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1955 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Published in 1955" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is vibrant in color without ubiquitous fading to the spine. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy with the original map present in the back of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Shroud Publishers 1955 - Written in 1927, Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath remained unpublished during Lovecraft's lifetime. It finally appeared in 1943, in the second Arkham House collection of his work, Beyond the Wall of Sleep. When Shroud produced this version in 1955, the book was printed from the text of a 4-part serialization that had appeared in The Arkham Sampler (according to Joshi I-A-31). The Shroud version comes in several different variants. This is the rarest. No. 492 of 1500 numbered copies, Currey state D1: A black cloth hardcover binding in a second state dust jacket, with the limitation notice pasted on bottom of the colophon page, stating this is one of 50 specially bound copies, signed in red ink by the publisher, Kenneth J. Krueger (see photo). Condition: Like many other copies of this book, the dustwrapper has become dry and fragile, especially along the spine. This wrapper has partially split on both the front and back hinges and clear tape has been applied to the inside of the wrapper. The black cloth covers are fine, except for what looks like a thin line of dust on the bottom edges. No bumping, the spine is square, and the gilt text is perfect. Fixed gray endpapers show a mild amount of toning around the perimeter, likely from bindery glue. The text pages are perfect. The first four sheets in the book exhibit some small, isolated areas of toning at the top outside and top edge. According to Joshi, many printed copies of this book were lost or destroyed when Krueger moved his publishing firm to California, thus its rarity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colette - Dedicated with an Illustration By Cocteau

      Grasset, France 1955 - 120 pp.; Exemplar 313 out of 455; The book is inscribed on front page "Salut bien amical de jean cocteau 1958" with the star signature and contains a drawing by him - all in blue pen. Uncut; minor wear to cover; else in good condition. Size: 22 cm Tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Widmungsexemplar: &quote;Discours de Reception de M. Jean Cocteau a l'Academie Francaise et Reponse de M. Andre Maurois&quote;.

      Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1955.. Orig.-Broschur. 8vo. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar; papierbedingte leichte Bräunung.. Druck der Reden aus Anlaß von Cocteaus Aufnahme in die Akademie am 20. Oktober 1955; auf dem Vortitel die Widmung in Kugelschreiber: &quote;A Yvette et Jacques Zurflut en souvenir de Jean Cocteau / 1955&quote;. - Darunter die Zeichnung eines Jünglingsprofils.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Original Film Poster: Raices: una pelicula de Manuel Barbachano Ponce - dirigida por Benito Alazraki

      Offset Multicolor S.A., [Mexico] 1955 - Handsome photomontage poster advertising Benito Alazraki's 1954 film Raices (released in the United States with the title Roots). The film, now viewed as a landmark of Latin American filmmaking, was controversial for its realistic depiction of economic injustices against the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The acclaimed Spanish left-wing artist Josep Renau (1907-1982) was active in anti-Fascist propaganda campaigns during the Spanish Civil War; he was captured and briefly interned in the French concentration camp at Argeles-sur-Mer until his escape to Mexico in 1939. In Mexico he pursued a long and distinguished career as a muralist, painter, and political propagandist. Photomontage was always a central technique in his work; in 1966 he published his classic Fata Morgana USA: the American Way of Life, a book of photomontaged images highly critical of North American consumer culture. Renau relocated to East Germany in 1966, where he lived until his death. Original lithograph in colors, 94cm x 68.5cm (ca. 37" x 27"). Professionally mounted on archival linen. Slight toning to margins; old folds barely visible; still a bright, Near Fine copy, Condition A/A-.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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      Ballantine (1955) - First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Joe Mugnaini. In Currey's B binding (the standard red cloth trade binding, no priority) and first state with the publisher's monogram printed upside down on the spine. Few tiny spots to upper foredge (not evident to pages) VG+ in little soiled white dj with spine titles faded to yellow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas J. Certo]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - A collection of 14 stories from "Dark Carnival", all revised for this edition, and five more stories never before published in book form. Currey binding "B", red cloth lettered in black, Ballantine logo on spine is upside down, no priority established [binding "A" was used on 50 copies for Bradbury himself]. Book is well read, covers worn with fraying at tips and a little fraying along top and bottom edges of spine, hinges intact, small light stain on pp 250 and 251 with a little corresponding staining to the foredge only of the next 25 pp., and two very small lightened areas on front cover. DJ is edgeworn, spine faded but red lettering readable, open tear along bottom half of front flap edge with 1/8" wide loss of paper along the edge, 3/4" closed tear at top of front panel, 1/4" closed tear at top of spine, minute losses at corners, foxing along top of rear panel and both sides of rear flap fold. An unsophisticated book and DJ with no restoration. Pencil signature of Doris Gilbert Williams dated March 1956; this may be the Doris Gilbert who wrote for Science Fiction Theatre and other TCV shows in the 1950's, then much later married character actor Harry Lauter, then later became an artist of seascapes. Inscription in pen by Bradbury dated 6/11/1988 on title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio alla città di Safed

      Roma: Edizioni Age d'or, 1955. Prima edizione di 120 es. numerati. Fogli sciolti in cartella in tela (loose as issued in original cloth portfolio). Ottimo (Fine). Cm 35x35. Con 12 litografie originali di Luzzati (cm 34,5x34,5 intitolate: Sinagoga aschenazita, Scuola di Rabbi Banà, La leggenda del fico, Sinagoga Rabbi Jossi il costruttore, La leggenda delle lucciole, Sinagoga Rabbi Habuab) Viaggio alla città di Safed" è la prima cartella di litografie di Luzzati. Litografie tirate dalla ditta Schenone di Genova

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        Far and Away the Best

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

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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      Guilford, Charles W Traylen, 1955.DELUXE EDITION LIMITED ONLY 20 COPIES. WITH 1 ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATE AFTER SAMUEL HOWITT IN FOLDER AT REAR, FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF CIRCA 1808, this is plate 17, Rabbitt Shooting, La Chasse au Lapin. Facsimile reprint, oblong folio, approximately 580 x 450 mm, 23 x 18 inches, title page and contents page decorated and coloured, 20 coloured plates reproduced from the original hand - coloured aquatint plates, no text, plates captioned in English and French, bound in full red crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titled and ruled in gilt on the upper cover, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cloth hinges and cockerel marbled endpapers. Binding has a few dark scatches, mostly to rear cover, lacks the slip case, otherwise a very good copy. This exact fascimile reprint of the first and only edition of one of the rarest of all sporting books, printed in eight colours by offset lithography by W S Cowell, Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, published by Charles W Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, 87 North Street, Guildford, England. This copy is number 18 of the edition deluxe, limited to twenty copies, each of which contains one of the original plates. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        But I don't want to go to Brightlingsea. I want to go to Mars.

      c. 1955 - Sheet size: 235 × 233 mm. Pencilled at head as done for the News Chronicle, wanted 8.55 [August 1955]. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Ashville, NC: Jonathan Williams 1955.. Pictorial wrapper over stiff wrappers. Illustrated with drawings by Dan Rice. Outer pictorial wrapper rather edgeworn, with some dust spotting and a small patch of surface loss to the upper panel, there are a few pencil checks next to some of the poems (see below), but a good copy. First edition. One of two hundred copies, published as Jargon 10. Although not called for, signed by the author and the artist on the colophon. This copy bears the ownership signature of the author and artist's friend and contemporary, Fielding Dawson, and the pencil check marks are very likely to be his. NOVIK A6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Gift from the Sea

      NY:: Pantheon,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. B002N7L7LE . First edition. This copy belonged to Evelyn Hinrichsen (Edition Peters music publishing) and bears her book-plate on the front paste-down. Offsetting from previously laid in newspaper reviews on front paste-down and front free endpaper, else very good in a very good (offsetting to front flap as well, age toning along the spine and rear panel edges, small chip and two short closed edge tears at the top of the rear panel), price clipped dust jacket. A scarce first printing of this modern inspirational classic and perennial bestseller that has gone through a number of editions, sold over three million copies, and been translated into forty-five languages. ; 128 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        WISSENSCHAFT UND WELTBILD. Zeitschrift für Grundfragen der Forschung. Jahrgang 1955 bis 1976 vollständig gebunden in 21 Bänden.

      Europaverlag; 1955-1976;.. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die angebotenen 22 Jahrgänge sind sauber in 21 Bänden gebunden und stammen aus einer österreichischen Klosterbibliothek. Interessenten aus dem Ausland wollen bitte VOR Bestellung die genauen Versandkosten erfragen.

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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      - ARMERIA Y NOBILIARIO de los reinos españoles. Compuesto por la Comisión del mismo nombre, presidida por D. Julio de Atienza, Barón de Cobos de Belchite e integrada por D. Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, D. Miguel de Codes y Herrero, D. José de Lucena y Ladrón de Guevara, D. Faustino Menéndez Pidal de Navascues y D. Antonio de Vargas-Zúñiga, Marqués de Siete Iglesias.- Madrid, Ediciones Hidalguia, Instituto Internacional de Genealogía y Heráldica, 1955-1960; 4 tomos en 4º menor, 1º, 540 pp. 2 hh. 2º, 348 pp 1 h. 3º, 334 pp. 1h. 4º, 327 pp. Todos los tomos con profusión de escudos en el texto. Ejemplar en buen estado

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        Souvenir Program for House of Flowers

      (New York: Passantino. 1955). First. Stapled wrappers. Quarto. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Large souvenir program for Capote's light-hearted musical about the goings-on at two competing brothels in the West Indies. The show was headlined by Pearl Bailey, with a cast that included Alvin Ailey, Diahann Carroll, Geoffrey Holder, and Sabu, all but Bailey in their Broadway debuts. This program is Inscribed by Capote to Pearl Bailey at his photograph in the program: "Dear Pearl -- Thank you for all you do. Truman Capote." Capote and Bailey are pictured in the program clowning around, either holding hands or arm-wrestling, a competition in which the tiny terror would almost surely come out second best. A wonderful association. .

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        The Law at Randado [*SIGNED*]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Good dj. 1955 (c.1954). First Edition. Hardcover. [solid copy, moderately worn at corners and along bottom edge, somewhat heavier wear at spine extremities, bumping and cracking at both ends of spine (not extending more than 3/8-inch into the spine at any point, and not affecting the general solidity of the actual binding); the spine is a little bit turned, and the covers a little bit bowed, and the bottom edges of a few pages in the middle of the book are slightly ragged due to some irregular trimming; the original jacket (although not original to this copy of the book) is moderately edgeworn, with a dime-sized scraped area on the spine, and has been trimmed somewhat unevenly along the top and bottom edges, making it about 1/4" shorter than the book itself]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A very decent copy of the rarest of the hardcover issues of this author's first three western novels -- this being his second, and also the true FIRST EDITION of this title. [The Dell paperback (#863) is usually listed by booksellers with a 1954 publication date (and occasionally described as a pb original), but in fact both of the standard paperback reference guides indicate that it was issued in early 1956, and thus was predated by this edition, which bears a 1955 title page date. The confusion probably arises because the two share a 1954 copyright date.] Bibliographic parsing aside, in terms of scarcity this title easily surpasses the original hardcovers of both "The Bounty Hunters" and " Escape from Five Shadows." Signed by Author .

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        Puissance Noire [Black Power]

      Paris: Correa Buchet & Chastel. (1955). First. First French edition, issued a year after the American. Pages a little browned else fine in wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author to important photographer and author Giselle Freund: "To Giselle with all my very best wishes. Sincerely yours, Dick. March 21, 1956 Paris." Wright's observations of the African Gold Coast, seldom found inscribed. .

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      . 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.

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        The intimate sketchbooks of G. Braque

      New York - Paris: Harcourt, Brace and Company - Verve, 1955. ril, sovrac (hard cover, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good)/Sovracoperta leggermente sciupata ai margini con strappetti e una mancanza in corrispondenza del dorso (Some chipping and nicks around top and bottom of dust jacket). 4to. Prima edizione (First Edition)

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        The Ginger Man

      Olympia Press 1955 - Special Volume printed in lower back side he price has been scratched out apparently for import reasons no. 7 in Traveller's Companion Series [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fire Song

      Zurich: (Frederic Prokosch). 1955. First. 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. .

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        The Viking Rocket Story

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1955). First. First edition. Endpapers foxed, a tape shadow on the rear endpaper and flap where a previous owner had formerly affixed the jacket to the rear pastedown, very good in very good dustwrapper. Viking Hall bookplate on the front fly presenting the book with the compliments of the Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland at the opening of Viking Hall, The Hayden Planetarium, New York, June 30, 1955. Signed by Rosen, who as a scientific officer in charge of the Viking Project, as well as by J. Preston Layton (Martin company crew chief of the first Viking Project), and W.P. Murphy (Navy crew chief of the same project). All are mentioned extensively in the text. .

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        Les Métamorphoses du vide

      Editions de Minuit, Paris 1955 - Paris, Les Editions de Minuit, sd [1955]. 27 x 21 cm, 32 ff. n. ch. entièrement illustrés en couleurs, la plupart ajourés, cartonnage illustré en bleu et noir de l'éditeur, dos toilé. Edition originale de ce célèbre album à transformations qui coûta une fortune à l'éditeur en raison de ses difficultés de fabrication. Exemplaire avec le cartonnage non ajouré et illustré en bleu. Peu commun. Bel exemplaire malgré les coupes du premier plat un peu frottées. (MONOD, 5933 ; VIGNES, 198) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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