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        Dolina Issy [The Issa Valley]

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

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

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

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        WALKER & OTHER STORIES

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

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        spirale 3. Herausgeber und Verleger Marcel Wyss, Dieter Roth, Eugen Gomringer.

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

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        IL DECAMERONE A cura di Fernando Palazzi. Tavole a colori di Gino Boccasile.

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

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        The Jungle Book

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

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        1955 SKETCHBOOK WITH 90 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS

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

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        Switch on the Night

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

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        The Quiet American

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

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        Television Plays

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1955. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull as usual, else near fine in a slightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. A curious double-inscribed copy, first Inscribed, apparently to a family member: "To a Chayefsky from The Chayefsky," which has then been crossed out and re-inscribed "To Dr. Gilbert from Paddy Chayefsky." Chayefsky's first book, a collection of six plays including Marty, an excellent character study that was the basis for the film which won deserved Oscars for Chayefsky, Ernest Borgnine, director Delbert Mann, and Best Picture. Not often found inscribed. .

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        The Magician's Nephew

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

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        Beauty bird calendars". [Sample catalogue of calendars with images of birds, made from real feathers]

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

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        Call Me Duke

      New York: Crown. (1955). First. First edition. Light wear, near fine in attractive, very good dustwrapper with some rubbing and a large but very faint dampstain on the rear panel. Hardboiled novel about the detective racket by the author of The Hoods (which was the basis for the controversial Sergio Leone film, Once Upon a Time in America) in which the detective anti-hero Duke Romero seeks a treasure hidden away by the hoodlum "Noodles" (presumably the same "Noodles," played by Robert DeNiro in Once Upon a Time in America). Exceptionally scarce. .

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        L'ami des sciences, journal du dimanche

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

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        SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS AND A SCREENPLAY BY MARVIN ALBERT

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

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        Selected Poems of Herbert Delahaye Miles

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

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        CONTES

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

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        Serigraph (H1093)

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

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

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

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        Fire Song

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

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        Boulevardkartongen Tvångsblandaren. [Vårblandaren 1955]. [Redaktör: Pontus Hultén].

      Kungliga Tekniska Högskolans Studentkår, Stockholm, 1955. Folio. (16) s. + 32 löst bifogade trycksaker i varierande format + lakrisgubbe (huvudet kvar) + rullad lott. Ligger i en lite sliten, men ovanliga, kartongen. Vårblandaren 1955 samt 32 löst bifogade trycksaker + 2 st föremål samlade i en originalkartong med påskriften "Boulevardkartongen Tvångsblandaren". Löst bifogat ark i form av löpsedel (med rubriken "Hårfrisörska på Östermalm finner oväntad gäst i kylskåpet") med en del smärre naggar, riss och veck längs kanterna; övriga trycksaker i mycket gott skick.. Sammanlagt lär kartongen ha innehållit 35 olika trycksaker + en del föremål + fyra kortfilmer "Ficktelivision" som var block häftade på mitten

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        Charlotte And The White Horse - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1955 - A most attractive First Edition/First Printing [Hanrahan A18] in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket. Some chipping and soiling of dustjacket, but in general it is clean and bright; The fantasy story of a little girl, named Charlotte, and her little white horse, Milky Way from the time Milky Way was born and took his first wobbly steps and from the beginning of the day to the end when Charlotte tells him goodnight and leaves her horse a bowl of water, hay, and oats [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charlotte and the White Horse

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. (Hanrahan A18). Illustrated boards with cloth spine in a matching dust jacket with very mild foxing, price intact. A very lovely story of a little girl and her white horse, Milky Way. Dreamy color artwork by Sendak on every page. A very early and extremely scarce Sendak title.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Fine/Very Good ++. Illus. by Maurice Sendak. 12mo.

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        Spider's Web. A 1955 programme SIGNED in full by AGATHA CHRISTIE.

      Payne-Jennings 1955 - A near fine plus copy of the stage production of Spider's Web performed at the Strand Theatre London in 1955. This programme has been SIGNED in full by Agatha Christie on the title page and is in a fantastic condition with absolutely no tears, marks or loss. Seems unread. For a programme of nearly 60 years old, this really is a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        "It's a Steal, All Right", Original Photograph of Jackie Robinson Stealing Home Against the Yankees in the 1955 World Series

      1955. One of the most important baseball photographs of all time, showing the disputed stealing of home by Jackie Robinson. The photograph by Pulitzer Prize winner Hurley clearly shows Yogi Berra tagging Robinson out. This is the original New York Daily News file photograph (NOT a reproduction), with the newspaper's date-stamped caption on the back. This large format is quite unusual; most Daily News file photos on the market are 7" X 10". For the serious baseball collector.. Very Good. 10 1/4" X 13 1/4".

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        My First Seventy-six Years: The Autobiography of Hjalmar Schacht

      Allan Wingate, London, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Engish Edition, SignedSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 552 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "One of the most important autobiographies of the post-war period, for there can be few personalities still alive who have been so intimately connected with the march of world events for so many years... His first great triumph was to rescue the German Mark from the inflation of 1921... As the Nazi avalanche swelled, Hitler persuaded him to occupy the Presidential chair at the Reichsbank... but (Schacht) soon saw that the Fuhrer was driving relentlessly towards war. A quarrel resulted and he left the Government, remaining under a cloud until he was arrested towards the close of the regime." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear to book. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. As the world again faces the spectre of hyperinflation this copy should prove a sound investment.

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        No Retreating Footsteps: The Story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

      Kentville, N.S.: The Kentville Publishing Company Limited [circa 1955], Assumed 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 398pp. Very good. Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt regimental crest on front cover. Lightly faded on top edge of spine. Maps on endpapers. Includes tree-diagram at rear of the regiment's history. Text block is tight & clean with 19 listed illustrations and an iadditional 6 listed maps. Very scarce. An infantry unit in the Canadian Army, the North Nova Scotia Highlanders were established in 1936 and went on to fight at marquee battles as Juno Beach on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

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        Big Woods

      New York: Random House,, 1955. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, paw print in black to front board, buff endpapers, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Illustrated title page. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has a slightly toned spine. First edition, first printing. A collection of four previously published hunting stories with five inter-chapters (or "interrupted catalysts" as Faulkner called them) at the beginning and end of the book and between chapters to set or change the mood. The stories include "The Bear", "The Old People", "A Bear Hunt", and "Race at Morning." Although all the material was previously published, only "The Old People" remained unchanged from its original form. It is illustrated by Edward Shenton, who also illustrated The Unvanquished and some other Faulkner stories in The Saturday Evening Post. Big Woods was Faulkner's last story collection published during his lifetime.

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        Martian Way and Other Stories

      Doubleday 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. An attracive copy of this true first edition. This original dustjacket is rich in color with some wear to the spine ends and folds. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy in collector's condition. We buy science fiction titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE FIRST BOOK OF JAZZ

      NEW YORK: Franklin Watts, 1955. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING IN GREY CLOTH. IN SCARCE DJ.. FIRST. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Book.

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        High Adventure - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. Stated First Printing, SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary in Very Good+ condition, shows light foxing of page edges, the Good+ dust jacket shows a couple of small, closed tears and chips along the edges. A very handsome collectible of this true first edition; In 1953, when he was thirty-three years old, Edmund Hillary became the first man to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. High Adventure is Hillary's definitive and entertaining memoir of his Himalayan quest, it takes us step-by-step up the slopes of Everest, describing vividly and in great detail the agonizing climb that he and Tenzing Norgay embarked upon, the perils they faced, and the dramatic final ascent that forever secured them a place of honor in the annals of human exploration .

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        The Europeans

      Simon & Schuster, New York, 1955, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionCARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI. The Europeans, New York and Paris: Simon & Schuster, Editions Verve, 1955. Folio, first American edition, pp. 134, printed boards, gravures, captions pamphlet tipped in. With its cover design by Joan Miro, this is one of Bresson's most important and collectible books, showing postwar Europe in photos taken between 1950 and 1955. Parr & Badger, V.1., pp. 208-209. Condition: Near fine spine, color on printed boards flaking but bright, acetate dust jacket lacking. Overall very good copy of an edition that is rarely seen without serious defects. This is the first USA edition. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Photography; 1950s; Art & Design. Inventory No: 51446.

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        Three Versions From the German

      Privately Printed 1955 - Number 15 of 100 copies privately printed as a Christmas greeting for friends of Stephen Spender. Signed by Stephen Spender. Inscribed and signed by Stephen Spender to Roger Shattuck. Near fine copy. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        Puissance noire.

      Corrêa 1955 - - Corrêa, Paris 1955, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur fleur d'alfa, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "alfa" en pied du deuxième plat, seuls grands papiers. Rare hommage autographe signé de l'auteur. Deux légers accrocs sans gravité sur le dos, quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Lolita

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather entry slipcase. A fine copy. First edition of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London.

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        Les Européens

      Paris: Éditions Verve, (1955). Small tape shadows to endpapers, light wear as always at the fragile spine ends, rear end paper creased, else a fresh and vibrant copy in the distinctive Miro-illustrated boards without jacket as issued. Inscribed copies in this condition are uncommon.. First Edition. Folio. Full-page gravure reproductions. Captions bound in. A fine presentation copy of this 20th century cornerstone book: INSCRIBED by Cartier-Bresson to French photographer Djan Seylan: "a Djan / avec l'amitié d'Henri." (Parr / Badger, v1, 209; Auer 356).

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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: The Traveller's Companion Series, published by The Olympia Press,, June 1955. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Very mild toning to spine, very light rubbing to ends and corners, faint mark to rear wrapper, a really excellent copy. First edition, first printing (with the words "Special Volume, Francs: 1.500" to rear wrapper), of Donleavy's first novel, inscribed by the author on the half title with the novel's final words, "God's mercy on the wild, J. P. Donleavy", a fantastically fitting inscription to this debauched comedy following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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