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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      New York: New Directions. 1955. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with very light wear. Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dying Southern patriarch and the machinations of his greedy, would-be heirs. The original theatrical performance, directed by Elia Kazan, featured Ben Gazzara, Burl Ives, Barbara Bel Geddes, Pat Hingle, and blues greats Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. It was successfully translated into film featuring Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paul Newman. The black, thin paper jacket tends to wear inordinately; this is a lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Memoirs -- Year of Decision and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday 1955 - A first edition set of the former President's memoirs, inscribed by Truman to Jimmy R. Pittman in volume one. Both volumes are very good in very good dust jackets with the volume two jacket price-clipped and some small tape repairs on the jacket of volume one. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        WATERFRONT. Signed

      Random House, New York 1955 - Schulberg, Budd. WATERFRONT. Signed Presentation Copy. New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. 8vo., 322pp. A near fine copy in dust jacket designed by Jerome Kuhl showing minimal use. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper: "For Bill & Hanna Ecker / Kindest personal regards / Budd Schulberg". An important novel, Waterfront is an equal to Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run & The Disenchanted. Schulberg wrote the 1954 Academy Award winning screenplay for "On The Waterfront" on which the book is based & which also won Best Picture for a total of 8 Oscars. The film directed by Elia Kazan, about mob violence & corruption among longshoremen, has become a standard of its kind. It stared Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb & with Marlon Brando in his Academy Award-winning role as ex-boxer, Terry Malloy. "I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum". The film was based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        National Field Trial Champions

      Harrisburg, Penn.: The Stackpole Company, [1955] - An interesting Buckingham title, very scarce in this deluxe edition Number 17 of an Edition of 50 copies, Signed by the Authors ("Nash Buckingham. Judge 1934-51" and "William F. Brown"), with slip reserving the 1956 supplement. The limitation is given as 50 in "'Mr. Buck,' The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham," on page 282. 4to. Full-color frontispiece, numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. xxii, 520 pp. Full brown padded calf, gilt-lettered, a.e.g., illustrated endpapers. Spine ends and front joint a little rubbed, inside front hinge cracked but holding. Very good. Biscotti p. 57 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A View from the Bridge

      Viking Press, New York 1955 - FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ARTHUR MILLER on front free endpaper, "Arthur Miller / Feb. 1958" "Miller's drama about romance and revenge among Italian longshoremen premieres on Broadway as half of a double bill with A Memory of Two Mondays (1955). Miller would subsequently revise and expand the play, to be successfully presented off-Broadway in 1965 and revived on several occasions" (The Chronology of American Literature). New York: Viking Press, 1955. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with faint owner signature to front pastedown; otherwise fine. Dust jacket very good with light wear at head of spine and small archival reinforcement toward base of spine. An excellent copy. RARE SIGNED. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace, NY 1955 - "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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Flower Show - Little Brown Mouse Book #10 (Ten)

      Heinemann, U.K. 1955 - Signed 65 pages. Signed, inscribed and dated 1955 by Alison Uttley atop half-title page. Minor soiling to contents. Partial lean to spine. Moderate external wear and soiling to unmarked book. Average wear to mylar protected dust jacket with chips near foot of spine. A wonderful treasure for fans of this beloved British children's author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Fille magique. Original-Fotografie.

      Um 1955. - 11 x 7,7 cm. Unter Passepartout. Gerahmt. Aus der Anfangszeit der Beschäftigung des Künstlers mit Fotografie. Molinier auf einem Sofa vor einer Wand liegend. Er trägt hochhackige Schuhe, Strümpfe und Straps, eine Augenmaske und in der Hand eine Blume. In der klassischen einfachen Ausleuchtung seiner ersten Aufnahmen. Vgl. Mercié, Pierre Molinier, S. 317. ------------------------------------------ |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        No Boundaries

      New York: Ballantine Books. (1955). First. First edition. Slightest toning to the pages, still fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. An especially fresh copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        NO BOUNDARIES

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. Small octavo,. cloth.. Some tanning to text paper, some glue residue on front free end paper. from private owner's bookplate (no longer present), else a fine copy. in near fine dust jacket with short closed tear to upper front panel,. mild rubbing to spine folds, corners and spine ends, mild shelf wear. to head of spine panel, and small closed tear to upper rear panel.. Dust jacket art by Richard Powers. (#126259). First edition. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Atlantis: A Journal of Research. Nine Issues from 1955 to 1960 / Atlantology, UFO, Paranormal

      Markham House Press, Ltd., London 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann. (1955). First. First American edition. Fine in a crisp and fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a tiny tear at the crown. The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature. A beautiful copy. .

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

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,. [1955]. Octavo,. cloth.. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with light. tanning to spine panel. A sharp copy. Scarce. (#111263). First edition. The author's second novel. 5080 copies printed. A prehistoric fantasy about the last of the Neanderthals, before they are wiped out by our more recognizably human ancestors. The author's own favorite among his books. "At the heart of all of [his work] is Golding's belief that 'man produces evil as a bee produces honey.'" - Henderson (ed), Contemporary Novelists, p. 374. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 19. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1036-39. Gekoski and Grogan A3a.

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        A Fool On Wheels: Tangier to Baghdad By Land-Rover

      London: John Murray, 1955. Very Nice Copy of Author's First Book. Blue cloth lettered in white on spine. 256pp. B/w Plates. Frontispiece Map. Cloth has very small areas of wear along top edge and part of rear lower edge. Spine slightly darkened. Ffep removed leaving thin margin stub. Light trace of foxing to endpapers and pages adjacent to Plates. Text block is clean and firmly bound. Priceclipped DJ has moderate wear to spine tips and corners, now protected in removable cover. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Pictures of The Gone World.

      The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco 1955 - First edition / First printing. Signed on the title page by the author. Black wrappers with yellow pastedown. 27 pages. Very fine. A beautiful copy of what is one of the highlights of beat literature. TThis is indeed the correct first edition of Pictures of the Gone World, and the first book published by City Lights. "The Pocket Poet Series" and "number one" are printed in yellow ink on the front of the black paper wrapper. "65 cents" is printed in yellow ink on the back of the black wrapper. The title and Ferlinghetti's name are printed in black ink on the yellow paper which has been pasted over the black wrapper. Two paragraphs of information about the Pocket Poet Series and the author are printed in black ink on the back of the piece of yellow paper. There is no indication of later printing on the CIP page. It is a tight fresh copy. We have not photographed the signature on the title page, because we did not wish to pry open the book and crease the spine or cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orpheus Books]
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        HAS THE EARTH A RING AROUND IT?

      New York: The Ram Press, 1955 Unusual Signed Kilfitt/Zoomar Eclipse Book with original Einstein, Frank Back Photo. 8vo, [5 1/2" x 8 1/2"], 40pp, signed by the author on the second free endpaper. A fine copy in handmade decorative paper covered boards, printed glossy paper label on the upper cover limited edition of 3000 copies in the original glassine outer wrapper showing some light sunning. This volume was dedicated to Albert Einstein & is the only book that was ever written by "The Father of the Zoom Lens". With / An original black & white, silver gelatin 5 x 7 photograph of Dr. Albert Einstein & Dr. Frank Gerald Back seated together, in very fine condition acquired directly from Dr. Back's estate. This photograph was taken circa 1954 & is one of the images published in this limited edition. With / An 18" x 22" blueprint [folded] of the Solar Eclipse Spectrograph size "C" drawing. It was made from the original drawing, dated 4/1/55, drawn by Zoomar's Chief Designer, Alfred Joseph Quittner ("AJQ"), & approved by Dr. Back ("FGB"). A very interesting package indeed. Dr. Back was a very close friend of Albert Einstein. Dr. Einstein persuaded the author to take the trip commemorated in this beautifully produced volume in order to capture the total eclipse of the sun, which occurred on June 20, 1955. Dr. Back intended to provide conclusive evidence for Einstein's theory of relativity by calculating the optical distortion, if any, of starlight caused by the sun's gravity. Earlier, in 1919, Einstein's general relativity principles were supported by observations of a solar eclipse. The two scientists conferred on the project for over a year. Armed with a special Zoomar designed & built, wide-angle, solar-eclipse, spectrograph, Dr. Back was off to the Philippine Islands to board a military jet & chase the eclipse. Einstein however died while Back was on his way to Manila. Unable to report the excursion to his friend, Dr. Back dedicated this book to his memory. Dr. Frank Back held over 200 patents directly relating to photographic equipment. He was the founder & president of Zoomar, Inc. The photographic term, " zoom" was derived from Zoomar. Dr. Back created the first widely used zoom lenses for motion picture and television; then in 1959, introduced the first zoom lens for still cameras with the introduction of the 36-82mm/f2.8 Voigtlander Zoomar. Dr. Back & Zoomar purchased the great Heinz Kilfitt optical factory of Munich, Germany in 1966 & it became a subsidiary of Zoomar, Inc. This volume was never widely distributed & when Zoomar, Inc. ceased operations at Glen Cove, Long Island, many cases of this book were discovered & unceremoniously trashed. The existing number of copies is unknown but the book is not frequently encountered. This copy came from the personal estate of Dr. Frank Gerald Back & it is one of the few copies signed by him. An excellent example suited for collectors of Science, Astronomy, Einstein, Zoomar, or Photographic History in general. In a lovely custom clamshell case with a window insert displaying the original Einstein/Back photo.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ORME'S COLLECTION OF BRITISH FIELD SPORTS

      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]
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        Vers L'Europe

      France: SMAP Marseille, 1955. Fine. (TRAVEL POSTER) Vers L’Europe. L’Artzot Europa [text in Hebrew]. (Travel to Europe). Haif, Chypre, Venisee, Marseille. Cie Francaise De Navigation. Printed in France: SMAP Marseille, (circa 1955). Image measures 39 inches x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally linen-backed. In green, various shades of blue, white, red, and gray. Fine condition.& & This very uncommon travel poster, in French and Hebrew, was evidently a cooperative effort by French and Israeli tourist bureaus to promote tourism between the two countries. A huge cruise ship is seen making its way through the waves in the shape of Israeli and French flags. French-Israeli relations reached its friendly peak with the Sinai Campaign in 1956, during which France was Israel’s largest supplier of arms. There also developed a whole network of cooperation in the world of technology and science. Travel and cultural cooperation between the two countries is symbolized by the colorful and peaceful parting of the seas as seen in this attractive travel poster, most worthy of framing.&

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        Marjorie Morningstar

      New York: Doubleday, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A presentation copy of Wouk's novel of New York City woman who rebels against parents middle-class Jewish values only to ultimately accept those values after her romantic illusions are shattered. This is Inscribed by Herman Wouk to producer/director Alfred de Liagre. "For Alfred de Liagre with gratitude for his excellent production of the road 'Court Martial' and warm friendly regard--- Sincerely Herman Wouk. 16 IX 55. NYC." An interesting association copy. The Court Martial was the dramatic version of The Caine Mutiny, one of Wouk's most famous books. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1955].. Cloth and boards. Trace of rubbing along lower edges of boards, narrow patch of darkening to portion of upper joint, small ink tick in extreme corner of free endsheet, otherwise about fine in dust jacket. First edition, second state of the title (a cancel with five copyright dates). Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endsheet.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved. An Album of Deplorable Caprices Faithfully Narrated & Modestly Embellished by William Russell Flint (signed copy)

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1955 123 pgs. Colour frontis & title page. Sepia toned illustrations in text. Limited to 550 numbered copies with 150 copies bound in scarlet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, and signed by Flint on the colophon page; this is number 59, and includes the 8 extra plates in a mabled paper envelope.Top edge gilt. Leather is toned darker along the spine. Light edgewear to slipcase. Marbled paper sleeve for the extra plates is also edgeworn. (see photos) An excellent copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition - Limited - Signed. 4to. Near Fine/Very Good Slipcase. . Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955: First American Edition, First Printing. In dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. The book is in very good condition, in a good dust jacket. Light damp staining to top of fore edge, that does not extend into the pages. Evidence of erased pencil on front free end paper, smudge to front flap of dust jacket. Cloth shows light, uneven toning, and edge wear. The dust jacket is worn along the folds, with chipping and some loss to the top and bottom of the spine. Sunning to spine panel. Stated first edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Portrait Photograph of Robert Duncan

      First. Color photograph of a youthful Robert Duncan. Measuring 8.5" x 11", image size 7.5" x 7.5". Fine. Signed, captioned, and dated 1955 (but printed later) by Williams on the verso. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A HANDFUL OF DARKNESS

      London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Cape Town, New York, Toronto: Rich and Cowan,. [1955]. Octavo,. boards.. Some offset to free endpapers, else a fine copy in fine first state. (no listing of WORLD OF CHANCE on rear panel), first issue ("10s. 6d.. / net" at base of front flap not overprinted with new price) dust. jacket with some mild soiling to rear panel. (#129295). First edition. First binding of blue boards with spine panel stamped in silver. The author's second book, first collection of short fiction, and first hardcover book. "Phil's first hardcover, a selection of early stories [written 1952-1954] published by Rich & Cowan in London. At the time Phil considered his fantasy stories to be his best, but R & C held that fantasies were for children. Only two made it: 'The Cookie Lady,' a variation on the Hansel and Gretel theme, and the haunting 'Upon the Dull Earth,' Phil's take on the Orpheus legend, with lover seeking to rescue his Eurydice from life-thirsting angels." - Sutin, Divine Invasions, p. 292.

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        New York's 100 Best Restaurants

      BOND WHEELRIGHT CO, PORTLAND, ME 1955 - signed by author on front end page corners bumped, spine torn at bottom DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: 212 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Saucerian - January 1955 Issue. Fifth Issue overall. UFO / from the Collection of Max Miller

      Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 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

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        While The Clock Ticked, Childrens Mystery Series # 11, STATED 1ST UK EDITION, Hardy Boys in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue

      Harold Hill & Son Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne ,UK 1955 - Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator AU Scott I'll Tell my Story while the Clock Ticks, Cackled the Madman, Orange & White Pictorial GRETTA Endpapers FOXing. NO Other Internals, HBDJ, STATED 1st Published in Great Britain 1955, TRUE 1st British Edition ,VG-/GOOD+. AS-IS, Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+. First UK Edition. 12mo -Bright Orange Tweed Cloth Titled in Black with Hardy Boys Silhouetthe on Front Cvr, Book spine Cvr Light Fade Btm cvr, Tight and square, faint toning BTM SPINE CVR END . Dust jacket is price clipped, wear to corners, Slight loss at Yellow spine DJ ends at Btm with Small tears but #11 Intact, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, Edge creases small Triangular Corner chip Hardly affects Illustration at Left Corner, Titles on the Further Titles in this Series page that List Thru Secret Wildcat Swamp, Text is in good Shape. Interior Nice, tight Clean Light rub, wear, Fox , 222 pgs, + ADS in back Nancy Drew Ends with Secret Red Gate Farm shows 6s. NET , DJ Light wear tiny chips Tears Extremities, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Back Inner Flap DJ Lists Thru Nancy Drew Secret Red Gate Farm, Back of DJ Light rub, wear TINY BTM EDGE CHIP & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of Bk Footprints Under Window Mystery with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys, Light Scuff Spine DJ edges, Franklin Dixon Name front Btm DJ Printed in Orange. Moderate browning and some soiling to top and bottom page edge, light spotting to prelims. Some fading and bumping to spine ends. Light soiling and creasing, moderate chipping and tearing to edges not intruding on text.; 12mo , Inner Flap DJ PriceClipped List thru Crisscross Shadow, ,in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers, Joe & Frank Tied up in Chairs with White Hankies over Their Mouths One in Blue Shirt Other in Red Shirt White Collar inside Room with Grandfather Clock & Old Man entering Room in Grey Suit & Black Bow Tie , The boys, having won a large, tall clock at the local fair, deposit it in the living room. A few feet away, Aunt Gertrude, engrossed in the latest novel from the Olympia Press, rears up her head and yells, "For Christ's sake, what's that damn ticking sound?" Suddenly the bottom door of the clock opens and a madman holding a knife steps out. Auntie smiles and says, "Well, now we're talking!". Hardy boys aid in vindicating a man who has been wrongly accused of a crime [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham volume III

      William Heinemann, London 1955 - Signed by Author in Associated Letter. 550 g; VIII, 1049 -- 1576 pages, in original hardcover binding. The book is in lousy condition. However attached to the front end page is an airmail envelope addressed to a Victorian (Australian) with the stamps cancelled on 16th of June 1961 at Beaulieu Sur Mer ALPES-M , containing a letter dated the day prior of 10 lines, signed in ink by WS Maugham. The letter reads 15th June, 1961. Dear Mr. Guest, I am having to make a guess at your sex because he gave no clue. Thank you for your charming letter and all the nice things you say. It was extremely kind of you to write to me; I was touched and much pleased. I am so glad you like Salvatore -- I liked him to. -- I liked him to. Yours sincerely, WS Maugham A digital image can be provided to confirm authenticity Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Signed by Author in Associated Letter. Inventory No: 0225072. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Álbum de Paleografía hispano-americana de los siglos XVI y XVII

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

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        86 eigenh. (Bildpost-)Karten, meist mit eh. U. bzw. Initialen.

      Köln, München, Passau, Straßburgund Bayreuth, 1933 bis etwa 1955. - 86 Bll. Halb-, ganz- oder zweiseitig beschrieben. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). Zumeist an den Kammermusiker Toni Breuer, Mitglied des Städtischen Orchesters Magdeburg, gerichtete Karten, häufig an diesen als Grußkarten versandt("Für Tonis Sammlung"), dabei vereinzelt Postkarten mit Zitat(en) von Bertrams Lebensgefährten seit Studienzeiten, des Weilburger Privatgelehrten Ernst Glöckner (1885-1934), teils auch mit dessen Namen signiert. "Solange konnte ich nichts von mir hören lassen, weil ich Dein liebes Briefchen von vorigem Jahr verlegt hatte mit der einzigen Adresse [.] Nun bitte ich Dich herzlich, einmal wieder von Dir und Deinen Eltern etwas hören zu lassen und mir zu sagen, wie Du Dich in der neuen Heimat eingelebt hast, wie es mit Deiner Musikpflege steht und wie Deine gute Mutter es jetzt im Westen findet [.]" (an Marlis Breuer, dat. Köln, 31. III. 1955). - Beiliegend 20 tls. an Bertram gerichtete Karten verschiedener Verfasser, darunter der Schriftsteller Otto Brües und der Dirigent Hermann Abendroth (3). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Nouvelles et textes pour rien.

      1955 - Minuit, 1955 In-8, 224 p. Ex. non coupé (couv. un peu salie). Édition originale, un des 1100 vélin. Joint : une carte d'hommage de l'éditeur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Judith Hearne

      London, Andre Deutsch. 1955, 1955. First Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's burgundy cloth, in a similarly fine dustwrapper, unvlipped, unfaded, unscuffed. Very attractive indeed. Internally clean and sharp, ink ownership to front flyleaf. A beautiful copy of Moore's horribly compelling novel of loneliness and isolation. Later known as 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne', which rather gives the game away.

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        Fellowship of the Ring. 1st US early printing in dj

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955, - TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of The Rings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [ca. 1955]. An early printing of the First US Edition. Pp. 423. With large folding map laid in at the rear. Dust jacket illustrated by Walter Lorraine. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Printed in Great Britain to the verso of the title page. No price indicated on the dust jacket. Slight sunning to the spine, owner's name inked to ffep, else a very good copy in dj (spine sunned with one-inch section missing from the head of the spine, chipping to tail, light wear to the outer hinges and corners, some minor rubbing). 900.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cordobanes y Guadamecíes / Catálogo Ilustrado de la Exposición, por . (Palacio de la Biblioteca y Museos Nacionales.)

      - Madrid: Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte (Imp. en los talleres de Blass, S. A.), 1955.- 131 p.: con 100 láminas en negro al final conteniendo en total 309 ilustraciones; folio mayor (32 x 25 cm.); Tela a Puntas Ed. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1955 - First edition, first state with single copyright date. Fine in very good dustwrapper with two scrapes on the spine. Signed by the author. Finalist for the National Book Award. Copies with the first state copyright page, as here, are very uncommon, especially signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Loser Takes All

      London: Heinemann, 1955. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing and some faint cloth spotting, a fine copy in a dust jacket with foxing on the verso, showing through a little at the edges.

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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. .

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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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