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        The Mountain on the Desert: A Philosophical Journey

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1955. First. First edition. A tiny spot on the spine, else fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine, a couple of small spots on the front panel, and several old internal repairs. Inscribed by the author: "For Edward and Florence Castetter, this small souvenir of a large picnic lunch many years ago. Conrad Richter. May 11, 1955." Edward Castetter, an ethnobotanist and head of the biology department at the University of New Mexico, is one of the dedicatees of this philosophical journey through the deserts of New Mexico. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

      London: Hamish Hamilton. (1955). Reprint. Foxing to the endpapers, and the foredge darkened, a presentable, very good copy in an age-toned, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by author Budd Schulberg to Gloria (Mosolino) Jones, wife of James Jones, a year after she and Jones were married: "Mos -- with love to you and Jim from someone who wants something from you: friendship. Bud. London 21 May 58." A splendid association: Schulberg introduced Jones to the beautiful Gloria who Schulberg had also dated, when Jones expressed his interest to Schulberg in meeting a girl who looked like Marilyn Monroe. After graduating from Syracuse University, Mosolino became an actress, and was the stand-in for Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch. During her thirty year marriage to James Jones, Mosolino was a celebrated hostess of the literati in Paris and later the Hamptons. In the 1998 film A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, based on an autobiographical memoir by her daughter, Mosolino was played by Barbara Hershey. In an amazing display of candor, Mosolino described herself -- as related in the MacShane biography of Jones -- as "a writer-f---ker." .

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      The Bodley Head 1955 - 1st 1955. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. The sixth in the 'Narnia' series but the one in which it is explained how all the adventures began. Green boards. Gilt title to spine. B/w drawings. 183pp. 8 x 5.5". Some light wear to cover corners. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Name in ink to front endpaper. Pages internally are clean. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut, chipped to a couple of corners and top and tail of spine. Wrapper also has a few grubby marks and is browned to spine. Still a nice copy of the 1st edition of this classic title! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Magician's Nephew

      The Bodley Head, London 1955 - First impression. Green cloth very good, bumped to spine and corners, slightly dented and sunned to edges, sunned to inch at base of spine. Dust jacket in new Brodart protective cover, heavily sunned and slightly foxed, chipped with closed tears to top edge and spine, missing inch to base of spine. Price unclipped. Inscriptions to ffep. Pages very good, sunned with a little foxing, two faint creases and two small oily marks to final text page Binding sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Angels and Spaceships.

      London, Gollancz. 1955 - First Edition. 8vo. 224pp. A fine copy in publisher's burgundy cloth titled in gilt to the spine. Bright and crisp. In a fabulously fugitive pink Gollancz dustwrapper, faded to spine but otherwise gorgeous, with the scarce wraparound band reproducing a fragment of Edmund Crispin's review. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The First Book of Jazz

      Franklin Watts, Inc. 1955 - Fine copy with Very Good DJ. Dust jacket has publisher's price clipped flap and $1.95 price stamped in blue. Tight copy with virtually no shelf wear. Dust Jacket has light shelf wear and some discoloration inside the dust jacket. Very small tear on bottom of the Dust Jacket along with small chips at the top. This is a very clean copy of this hard to find work by the great poet Langston Hughes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: East River Arts, LLC]
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        The Kiss of Kin

      London: Heinemann, 1955. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. The late author's uncommon second novel, published after The Love Eaters. As with her first book, the English edition of this book most likely preceded the American edition. This copy has been signed and inscribed by the author on the title page and is uncommon thus. Signed by the author.

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        The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

      (San Francisco): Greenwood Press. 1955. First. First edition by this publisher. Illustrated by Gordon Cook. Near fine in self-wraps with a tiny nick and a little light wear. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by the author to his second wife, June Mansfield, who was by all accounts the inspiration for much of his most important fiction: "For June -- the only 'imaginative' story I've written. Henry 10/15/56." A superb association. Shifreen & Jackson A66d. .

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        Piper from The Family of Man.

      New York: MOMA. 1955 - Original silver print that served as the image for the dust jacket and theme throughout the celebrated compilation that was created by Edward Steichen. Oblong Format 11 x 13.75 inches. Small damage to 2 corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        No Boundaries

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - First edition. Slightest toning to the pages, still fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. An especially fresh copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New York: New Directions, 1955 First edition, first issue of the author's Pulitzer Prize winning play. Publisher's light brown-orange cloth, lettered in black; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig. A beautiful copy, with only a hint of wear to the spine ends, else fine, with bright and fresh pages; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of light wear to the extremities, bright spine without the usual toning, bright and clean panels. A fine copy, rare in such excellent condition. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was first produced on Broadway under the direction of Elia Kazan. The play focuses on the Pollitt family as they gather on their cotton plantation on the Mississippi Delta to celebrate the birthday of patriarch "Big Daddy." The plot explores the complicated structure of Southern social etiquette as the tragically flawed characters struggle to reconcile their issues with themselves and one another. This 1955 first edition includes two different versions of Act Three- the original rendition imagined by Williams and a "Broadway Version" that included Kazan's plot changes. When Williams first showed Kazan Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the script was unfinished, as opposed to earlier collaborations between the two in which the script was completed prior to production development. Williams included both versions in this edition so that the "Reader can, if he wishes, make up his own mind about it." Tennessee Williams is part of the Southern Renaissance of the early 20th century that saw the revival of American Southern literature and art.. Illus. by Lustig, Alvin. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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      19 - GROPIUS, Walter. A PRINTED INVITATION, SIGNED BY GROPIUS, to a preview of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) design for the "new" University of Baghdad in its Cambridge, MA offices. Undated, but circa 1955-6. Beneath the printed closing "FOR: THE ARCHITECTS COLLABORATIVE," it is boldly signed 'Walter Gropius' in ink. A single sheet of paper, 8 1/2" BY 11", folded twice for mailing. The paper is heavy stock and crisp despite light toning.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Le Colonel Lawrence ou La Recherche de L'Absolu

      Editions Albin Michel, Paris 1955 - A rare presentation copy of this 1955 French biography of TE Lawrence.395pp. It is inscribed by the author on the half-title to journalist & author Raymond Mortimer, himself a Lawrence expert. Pages very lightly tanned, some uncut. Closed tear near top of spine, no loss. Scans upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd]
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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. .

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        Urkundenbuch der Abtei Sanct Gallen [St. Gallen]. Herausgegeben von Historischen Verein des Kantons St. Gallen. Teil V (1412 - 1442) und Teil VI (1442 - 1463) (in zusammen 12 Bden .).

      St. Gallen, Verlag der Fehr?schen Buchhandlung, 1904 - 1955 - 4° (das Register von Teil VI 2°), 1214 u. 918 S., Orig.-Broschur., Umschläge randrissig u. tlw. gebräunt u. m. kleinen Verlusten, tlw. Schildchen am Fuss; Stempel a. d. TItelblättern, Blätter tlw. randknittrig u. gebräunt; allg. gutes Ex. Enth.: Teil V: Lieferung I - VI (Lieferung VI mit Nachträgen u. Register); Teil VI: Lieferung I - VI (Register). 6100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Scrolls from the Dead Sea.

      New York, Oxford University Press, 1955 - Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Some browning to the endpapers but an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and faded dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Cousin Dorothy with love from Edmund Wellfleet Mass. October 19, 1955". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Album de Paleografía Hispanoamericana de los Siglos XVI y XVII.

      México, Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 1955. - Tres volúmenes en folio; X-187 pp., 1 h. Con 737 reproducciónes de letras aisladas, nexos, signos abreviativos y abreviaturas, y 35 láminas fotográficas fuera de texto, con 57 ilustraciones + XV pp. y 93 láminas fotográficas. Mancha antigua de humedad en el borde superior interior de algunas láminas + XVIpp. y 132 pp. para la transcripción del texto de los documentos reflejados en las láminas. Cubiertas originales.

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        On Beyond Zebra

      Random House, New York 1955 - A very early printing. The boards and spine are bright and square, with some rubbing at the extremities. The scarce dust jacket is bright but rubbed, and the backstrip sunned with 1" chips at the crown & bottorm. Over all it presents nicely, about very good in a good + dust jacket [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BROOKLYN BOOKS]
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        The Saucerian - January 1955 Issue. Fifth Issue overall. UFO / from the Collection of Max Miller

      Gray Barker, Clarksburg, WV 1955 - Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1955. First Edition of the January, 1955 issue, Vol 3, No 1; the fifth issue ever published. Cover illustration by D.C. Lucchesi. From the collection of UFOlogist Max Miller. Octavo, illustrated green and white stapled wraps, 46 pp. Very nicely preserved - and copies of 50's UFO serial publications generally don't preserve all that well. This copy shows a faint toning at cover fold and an almost invisible partial fingerprint toward cover top; else near fine to fine. Original owner's stamp at top right. Sharp. A very rare early issue of Gray Barker's Saucerian publication, originally a monthly, then quarterly publication which was edited, in part written, and published by Barker. Campy, spooky and often thought provoking by a master of the subject. 46 pages of reports, rumors, drawings, photos and humor. This issue is particularly packed (see contents scan), and features 5 of the 46 pages devoted to James W. Moseley's "Who's Lying? The Wright Field Story". Kitschy interior art by Lucchesi. The periodical is a vintage Ufology icon. From the collection of Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International, and editor of its publication, Saucers. L100 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Images pour un jardin sans Murs - EXP de TETE avec 4 SUITES - Illustré de 9 lithographies et 8 bois gravés de Maurice de VLAMINCK # SIGNE

      Pierre De Tartas, Paris 1955 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuille sous emboitage toilé bleu. - ILLUSTRATION : Par Maurice de VLAMINCK de 9 lithographies pleine page & 8 bois gravés pour des lettrines & une suite de 7 lithographies sur Japon Impérial & une suite de 9 lithographies sur Japon Nacré & une suite des 8 bois bravés sur Chine & les décompositions couleurs de 4 lithographies. - SIGNATURE : Signé et dédicacé à l'encre par Maurice GENEVOIX. - LIMITE : 200 exemplaires, ici l'exemplaire Hors Commerce personnel du Docteur Mattei. - PAPIER : Vélin de Rives. - TAILLE : 30 x 39 cm. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Walterskirchen sous l'annexe n° III p. 258 à 260. - ETAT : Excellent, étui partiellement insolé, plis de manipulation sur la suite sur chine. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Archives Economiques, Culturelles et Sociales du Congo Belge : Economisch Cultureel en Sociaal Archief van Belgisch Congo.

      Bruxelles n.d. c.1950 - 1955 - Five Volumes. 39 by 29 pp. illustrated, maps, no pagination, c.500 pp each, printed on glossy art paper. Generally in very good condition. They cover, Belgium, the Belgian Congo and the mandated territory of Ruanda-Urundi. The archives cover all official and semi-State organisations along with leading companies. Text in French and Flemish, with some English here and there. A very comprehensive official overview a few years before the Congo became independent. Several volumes have the stamp of the library of The Consulate of the Union of South Africa Elizabethville. They were distributed through Embassies, Legations, Consulates and Belgian Chambers of Commerce. These vols were rescued after Independence, removed to Rhodesia and later to the UK . These volumes are very heavy.

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      ROBERT LAFFONT 1955 - In-8 broché, envoi autographe signé de l'auteur accompagné d'un dessin original à l'encre et couleur rouge, non coupé, papier un peu jauni, 166 pp. Exemplaire unique - Bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        There Was an Ancient House. A Novel.

      London: Methuen and Co Ltd, 1955 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Scratch to fore-edge, contents toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and foxed jacket with a little dampstain to the slightly tanned spine panel, a few nicks and short closed tears and a small chip from the lower panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For Biel – In memory of a hilarious week in Suffield. Ben K. Sept 1965". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved: an Album of Deplorable Caprices Faithfully Narrated & Modestly Embellished by William Russell Flint

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1955 - 123, [5] p.: color frontispiece, color title vignette, many in-text and full-page illustrations in sepia; 31 cm. Full scarlet morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and gilt-tooled Golden Cockerel emblem on front board. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title page printed in red and black; titles in red throughout. This is number 85 of a limited edition of 550 numbered copies designed by Sir William Russell Flint and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press; the watercolor paintings and crayon drawings were reproduced in photogravure by Bemrose and Sons; the text was set and printed by the John Roberts Press. The first 150 copies, including this one, were bound in scarlet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. It is signed by Sir William Russell Flint. With slipcase covered in the same marbled paper used for the endpapers. Without the 8 extra plates housed in a marbled paper sleeve that originally accompanied each of the first 150 copies. With the postcard acknowledging the purchase in 1955 by Philadelphia bibliophile C. Barton Brewster. Lacking the 8 extra plates; otherwise book is in Near Fine Condition: tail slightly rubbed; clean and crisp. Slipcase is in Very Good+ Condition: corners are rubbed; solid. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA]
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        Oeuvres Complètes. EN 16 VOLUMES

      LIBRAIRIE FAYARD Arthème 1955 - RO80120083: Exemplaire N°4456 / 4600, tiré sur Vélin du Marais. Couvertures contre-pliées. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe illustrés par Louis JOU. Bibliothèque Bernard Grasset. TOME 1 (494 pages) : Les Silences du Colonel Bramble. Les discours du Docteur O'Grady. A la recherche du Bramble. Les Nouveaux discours du Docteur O'Grady. Conseils à un jeune français. Ni ange, ni bête. TOME 2 (500 pages) : Climats. Le cerlce de famille. L'instinct du bonheur. TOME 3 (487 pagtes) : La vie de Disraeli. Edouard VII et son Temps. TOME 4 (499 pages) : Bernard Quesnay. Terre Promise. Toujours l'inattendu arrive. TOME 5 (467 pages) : Dialogues sur le Commandant Lyautey. Mes songes que voici. La conversation. TOME 6 (507 pages) : Aspects de la biographie. Byron. TOME 7 (462 pages) : Les mondes impossibles. Les mondes imaginaires. Tu ne commettras point d'Adultère. TOME 8 (521 pages) : Chateaubriand. Alain Tourguéniev. TOME 9 (494 pages) : A la recherche de Marcel Proust. Magiciens et Logiciens. TOME 10 (473 pages) : Ce que je crois. Un art de vivre. Sentiments et Coutumes. Cours de bonheur conjugal. Destins exemplaires. TOME 11 (505 pages) : Histoire des Etats-Unis. TOME 12 (504 pages) : Histoire de la France. TOME 13 (494 pages) : Histoire d'Angleterre. TOME 14 (452 pages) : Lélia ou la Vie de George Sand. TOME 15 (455 pages) : Ariel ou la vie de Shelley. Préfaces Littéraires. Le diner sous les marronniers. Une carrière. TOME 16 (Olympio ou la vie de Victor Hugo. In-8 Broché. Très bon état. Couv. fraîche. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (3 Volume set)

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd Book 1 The Fellowship of the Ring - First Edition Fourth Impression 1955. Book Condition Very Good/ Dustwrapper - Good. 423 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tears/chips to both ends of spine and corners. One small tear to base of spine has been repaired internally with tape. Minor soiling to both front and rear cover. The Two Towers First Edition Second Impression - 1955. Book Condition Very Good, Dustwrapper - Good +. 352 pages. . Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tear to top edge of spine & corners and chip to base of spine + minor discolouration. Book 3 The Return of the King - FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION 1955 (with number 4 and slipped text on page 49) Book condition Very Good - Dustwrapper - Fair/Repaired. 416 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] has longish tears which have been repaired internally with tape to fore-edge of front board and spine ends, and is chipped to spine ends and with some discolouration to both front and rear covers & small pen mark to rear cover. A very handsome, clean set bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Slightest shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. All the jacket spines have darkened uniformly. A little foxing to page edges but text block is very clean. Bindings square and tight. Fold out maps clean and intact. . Mixed Editions. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        My Friend Henry Miller

      Neville Spearman 1955, London - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        The Spider's House

      Random House, New York,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt on a green and blue ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the somewhat creased and faded dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page, "For Jack Paul Bowles 1/vi/65" and again on the dedication leaf, "For Jack again Paul Bowles 22/v/94 Atlanta" and with the ownership inscription of the recipient - one Jack Nelson Fricks - on the front free endpaper.

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        The Spider's House (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the page opposite the title page. Very Good plus in Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Spine ends and a couple of corners lightly bumped, faint bruising to the front endpaper. Jacket is lightly rubbed overall, with brief glue repair to the lower spine end at the verso. An attractive copy of Bowles' third novel. Miller A7.

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        Eloge de Jacques Villon (Paris)

      Bruker 1955 - 26 Bll., 10 (2 kolor., 2 ganzs.) Radierungen von J. Villon Ginestet-Pouillon 139, 239, 287, 300, 348, 520, 544-547. Kornfeld 181. - Eines von 200 Ex.auf VŽlin de Rives, ohne Nr. Zustand Lose Bogen in Okart.-Umschlag

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        Ten North Frederick (Signed Presentation Copy to his best friend)

      Random House 1955 - Handsomely bound in finely woven blue-grey cloth stamped brightly in gold on the spine. A very good plus copy with a slight spine slant and two light 2" tape residue strips on the front and rear pastedowns. In a very good, complete dustjacket with the original price of $3.95 at the top of the inside front flap and the date of "11/55" at the bottom of the flap. Light rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine ends at at the corners. The rear panel, which is lightly soiled, features a photo of John O'Hara. Ten North Frederick is a 1958 American drama film starring Gary Cooper, written and directed by Philip Dunne. The screenplay is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by John O'Hara. (Wikipedia) This copy has been humorously inscribed in black ink and presented: "To Pat Outerbridge, the man with the bent ear from John O'Hara who bent it 17 Nov. 1955" "Pat" Outerbridge was Joseph W. ('Pat') Outerbridge of Princeton, NJ. He was a very close friend and drinking companion of O'Hara who gave him many signed copies of his books over the years. The books are from the collection of Pat Outerbridge's surviving son David. Quoting from Pamela Mac Arthur's book "The Genteel John O'Hara" about O'Hara's relationship with 'Pat' Outerbridge: "O'Hara's companionship with Sister (his sister-in-law Winnie Gardiner who later became his wife) ended his long nights with his best friend, Pat Outerbridge. Those nights began at eleven o'clock in the evening and terminated at three o'clock in the morning. Now, he could resume his late night cycle of writing." (p. 175) First Edition with "First Printing" on the copyright page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      The Bodley Head, London 1955 - First edition, pp. 183, b/w illustrations. Original dust Jacket good to very good, with some general wear and a little chipping chipping to the head and tail of the spine and corners, but now expertly and seamlessly repaired by a professional paper conservator using the finest conservation materials - methyl celloluse and hand-made Japanese Kozu Shi tissue paper, ensuring that the dust jacket is displayed to its best potential and arresting any further deterioration (and a conservation process that is fully reversible). The dust jacket is not price clipped showing 8s 6d net and now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original blue hard back binding with silver-gilt letering to the spine, very good with a llittle rubbing to edges and a little fading to the spine. Contents clean and tight, original end papers, no inscriptions, minimal spotting. A very good first edition copy in a good/very good restored original dust jacket. Size: 8vo (14 x 20cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography. With a preface by Henry Miller.

      London: Neville Spearman, 1955 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Slight bump to lower corners, a few minor closed tears and chips to dust jacket. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and 10 plates. First edition, first impression. Signed by both the author and Miller on a stuck in label on the front free endpaper and further inscribed by Miller "For Harry Lloyd Marshall, Jr." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La Soif du jonc

      Editions "Cahiers d'Art" 1955 - Grand in-4 broché sous couverture rempliée, un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, signés par Tiggie Ghika et Jacques Villon, ornés de trois pointes-sèches de Jacques Villon ; bord des plats légèrement salis, très bel état Villon Jacques [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Year Book of the North-West Frontier Province Pakistan 1955

      Issued By the Secretary to Government, N.-w.f.p., Information Department 1955 - Green paper covers, slight spine damage, owners notes. ii. b/w photographs of ; His Excellency Khan Qurban Ali Knan, Governor, N.-W. F.P., The Hon'ble Sardar Abdur Rashid Khan, Chief Minister, Hon'ble Mian Jaffar Shah, Education Minister, Hon'ble Malik-ur- Raham Kayani, Works Minister,Hon'ble Salar Muhammad Ayub Khan, Revenue Minister, Hon'ble Khan Muhammad Farid Khan, Local Govt. Minister, Color foldout Map. Tables, Data, Economic Reports, Peshawar Museum, Color foldout Map of Kaghan Valley and its Approaches, Appendices, Frontier Regions. 262 pgs Advertisments. Owners penciled notes of travel conditions, ect. Very Rare OCLC lists 0 copies. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann. 1955. First. First edition. Two tiny spots on the foredge, still easily fine in fine dustwrapper with some slight rubbing, and a few tiny tears. A very nice copy of this classic mystery, the first book in the Ripley series. Basis for the acclaimed 1960 Rene Clement film Purple Noon with Alain Delon, and more recently filmed by Anthony Minghella with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Grain de sable. Lithographies originales de Roger Bezombes.

      S.l. [Alger], Editions de L’Empire, 1955, 1 vol. petit in-4 (195 x 280), en feuilles, sous couverture illustrée, chemise et étui cartonnés illustrés, de (2) ff. bl.-93 pp-(2) ff. (justificatif + ach. d'imp.)-(3) ff. bl. - Edition originale, ornée de 10 lithographies originales, dont une en couverture, 2 à pleine page et 2 sur double page, de Roger Bezombes. Tirage à 300 exemplaires, signés de l’artiste, de l’auteur et du directeur de la collection, celui-ci UN DES 9 SUR JAPON CONTENANT UNE AQUARELLE ORIGINALE et une double suite des lithographies, avec remarques, sur Japon et Guarro (N°9). 2ème livre de la collection "Originales illustrées" dirigée par Noël Schumann, les lithographies originales ont été tirées sur les presses à bras de Louis Ravel. L'"Aquarelle originale" est en fait un mélange de pastel et de collage représentant 2 femmes en robe, monogrammé R.B. en bas à gauche. Menus frottements à l'emboîtage sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        The Recognitions.

      NY: Harcourt, Brace (1955). - Uncorrected proof. 956 pp. Title and author penned to spine, else very good plus in printed wrappers. Dated (16 May 1967) and SIGNED by Gaddis. A very scarce proof, even more so signed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Maser - Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY:Random, 1955. - F/F-. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter. Jacket has lightly toned spine and light rubbing on front panel. None of the chipping usually found. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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