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        ELOISE (SIGNED by Illustrator, THIRD PRINTING) A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1955, First Edition, SIGNED, Third Printing. - SIGNED and dated 2007, Title page states Simon and Schuster, New York, 1955 and on copyright page is Third Printing. Pictoiral DJ is unclipped ($2.95); in mylar; tiny chips on corners; small chips on top and bottom spine edges; two 1 inch closed tears on top and bottom edge 1 front, 1 back; small chip on top front left; three seams are worn through about five inches; light dust soiling more noticeable on white back. On back is a blurb about Kay Thompson and the then Long Island twenty-nine year old Hilary Knight. Book is covered in cream colored cloth; has some darkening on bottom; with wonderful drawing of a jumping Eloise in black and a big red lettered ELOISE on front; black and red lettering on spine; has shocking pink endpapers. With all it's loving wear, which sounds worse than it is, it's still very early ELOISE. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shepardson Bookstall]
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        [Document]: This Indenture made the fourth day [of] July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Between Jeffery Clark and Mary, his wife of the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia

      Large vellum document. Edges irregularly cut (as was the custom with these types of documents) but approximately 25" x 14.5". Framed and glazed (in 1955). Unexamined out of the frame. Some evidence of dampstaining on backing paper that does not seem to affect the document, a bit amateurishly mounted (glued on cardboard with resultant glue stains), document is very good, frame is near fine, but the document would probably benefit from re-mounting and framing. Overall, very good. A handwritten indenture, dated July 4, 1776, transferring property in Gloucester, New Jersey from Jeffrey and Mary O. Clark of "the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia" to John Heritage of Gloucester. Signed by Jeffrey Clark, and with the mark of Mary O. Clark. Gloucester is directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. We understand that a slightly more important document was issued in Philadelphia on this same day, but we do not currently have it in inventory. Feel free to wait. Although nowhere indicated, and probably irrelevant to the document's desirability, we acquired this from the estate of New Jersey-resident mystery writer Mabel Seeley and her husband, attorney Harold Ross, who collected legal documents of local interest. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Satan in Goray. INSCRIBED.

      NY: Noonday. 1955. 1st ed. - INSCRIBED on the rear free endpaper to friends in the year of publication by Singer: "To Mr. and Mrs. | Alexander Kahn | with friendship | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Dec. 27, 1955." The Kahn's bookplate is on the front pastedown. Tip of spine sunned else a tight, fine book in a bright, fine price-intact DJ with insignificant wear at the spinal extremities. Very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        NEW HAMPSHIRE

      Hanover, NH: New Dresden Press, 1955. First Edition. Fine in very good plus original plain paper jacket, with only the lightest edge-wear.. First Edition. Poems. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Frost. First separate edition of this poem. First book of this press. Laid in is a prospectus booklet for the press, and a small order form for the book as well. Small 8vo paper-covered boards with cloth spine and gilt-stamped spine label.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        A Sett of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations, and an Abridgement, of the Practice of Midwifery, With a View to Illustrate a Treatise on the Subject, and Collection of Cases.London: [D. Wilson], 1754.

      First edition of the finest, most accurate, and largest obstetrical atlas published up to that time. "Rare, presumably issued in only 100 copies" (Norman).<br/><br/> ❧Grolier/Medicine 43B; Heirs of Hippocrates 826; Norman 1955; Garrison-Morton 6154.1<br/><br/> "Smellie, the foremost obstetrician of the eighteenth century, described more accurately than any previous writer the mechanical relation of the fetal head to the mother's pelvis during parturition. He introduced the English lock on the obstetrical forceps, and coincidentally with André Levret of Paris, added the pelvic curve. He was the first to rotate the fetal head with forceps and to use them on the aftercoming head of a breech delivery. Smellie was the first to lay down rules for the safe use of the forceps; these remain valid today. He also invented several important obstetric instruments..." (Grolier/Medicine).<br/> The <i>Sett of Anatomical Tables</i>, published two years after the first volume of the <i>Treatise</i>, was intended as a supplement to the text to illustrate as accurately as possible the female pelvis and the fetus, but is regarded as "a complete work in itself" (Garrison-Morton). "The plates in this classic of obstetrical illustration are far superior to any that had appeared before. They give everywhere a masterly representation, true to nature, of the relations of the parts of mother and child, and have perhaps contributed more to spreading correct ideas of labor than all the books that have ever been written on the subject. Of the thirty-nine plates, twenty-six were based on drawings by the Dutch comparative anatomist Jan van Rymsdyck. Eleven other plates were by one of Smellie's students from Holland, Dr. Pieter Camper, and Smellie himself is believed to have drawn the illustrations for the other two plates. All were beautifully engraved by Charles Grignon. Among the plates is the first illustration of a rachitic pelvis.<br/> "Smellie was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Following an apprenticeship with a local apothecary-physician, naval service, and general practice, he moved to London where he taught obstetrics in his own home. Smellie used mannequins fabricated from pelvic and fetal bones covered with leather to demonstrate obstetrics scientifically. He became a popular teacher, giving over 280 courses of midwifery to more than nine hundred pupils, among whom was William Hunter, brother of John Hunter" (Grolier/Medicine).. Large folio (547 x 370 mm), 22 leaves of text, unsigned and unpaginated, errata on recto of last leaf, 39 engraved plates, numbered I-XXXIX. 19th century half morrocco with gilt leather lable to front board, end-papers renewed

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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward McCann 1955 - Stated first American edition, 1955, on the copyright page. Very good (top corner of front free endpaper clipped) in a very good dust jacket with the $3.50 price intact on the front flap. The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature. Comes in a custon-made collector's slipcase, in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Caesar's Gate

      (Palma de Mallorca): Divers Press. 1955. His fifth book, published by Robert Creeley's Divers Press. One of 200 copies of the trade edition, of a total edition of 213. Although not called for, this copy is signed by Duncan and Jess Collins, who provided the collages, and who was Duncan's longtime partner. Invisible structural restoration to folds and hinges; now near fine in wrappers. An uncommon book, and especially scarce signed. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Portraits By Henri Matisse [Includes Original Lithograph]

      Monte-Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1955. Limited Edition. Paperback. Fine in Fine dust jacket/Like New. 151 pp, 12 1/2" x 10", copy is in excellent condition in Very Good slipcase, copy 1539 of edition of 2500, one of 500 English copies, includes an original lithograph, 60 bw portraits plus 33 tipped in colorplates, scarce. Note that although this is a softcover book, the slipcase is designed so that the book is enclosed in a hard-cover folio.

      [Bookseller: Red Sky Books]
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        RECUEIL DE NOTES FORMULES ET RENSEIGNEMENTS en 5 fascicules : Renseignements généraux, La normalisation, Documentation technique, Engrenages et differentiels, Metallurgie & technologie, accompagné de l'annexe III et IV et du répertoire des fascicules.

      1955 - R240009344: Environ 120 pages pour chaques fascicule+16 pages pour le repertoire. Nombreuses planches de dessins en noir et blanc. à l'usage des déssinateurs. In-8 Relié toilé. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lolita

      Olympia Press 1955 - price scratched out on back cover Printed in August 1955 volume 2 has small bump to upper right corner [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Banater Schwaben in Südfrankreich [ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS]

      NP ca. 1955-1965 - 3 volumes. Folio. 97 (of 98) original glossy b/w photographs by Leif Geiges, tipped-in on heavy card stock & bound in bolted green cloth. The photographs document the settlement of the Banat Swabians from the mid 1950's - mid 1960's in the various regions of Southern France, from the Atlantic coast of the Pays Basque to the Pyrenees, and from the Cotes du Rhone to Avignon. The Banat Swabians are an ethnic German population in Southeast Europe (part of the Danube Swabians) who immigrated over 200 years ago to the Banat. This once strong and important German minority has now become quite small. The photographs show the cultivation of the land, landscapes & farms, harvesting of grapes for wine production, feeding of livestock, as well as daily labor & activities of the families Hamann, Eisele, Pintz, Spittel, Hudak, Flagmeier, Grams, Müller, Blech, Daum, Schubert, Günther, Bente, Dr. Thies, Schulz, Senfft v. Pilsach, Genschow, Munch, Werner, & Kein. Includes one plate of a b/w reproduction of an oil painting, captioned "Ferme Bilau vor 100 Jahren" (artist unknown). Photographs in various sizes measuring from 6 1/2 x 9 1/4" to 9 1/4" x 11 1/2". Leif Geiger (1915-1990) was a German photographer and journalist who came from an artistic family in Freiburg. In the 1930's he worked for the famous "Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung." During the war he accompanied the Wehrmacht (Propagandakompanie) to document their experiences on the front. Geiger was not a National Socialist but considered himself a member of the 'political left'. After the war he contributed to over 30 photographic publications, the most well-known being "Geliebte alte Stadt", a work about his hometown Freiburg. Some scuffing and scratches on cloth. Small piece of cloth near head of spine on one volume missing, 1/2" closed tear along joint near head of spine on another volume. Lacking one photo "Büro des Entablissement Rural du Sud-Ouest, Ferme Bilon, Benquet/Landes.' Bindings in good+, photographs in fine condition. Photographs captioned in German. Leif Geiges is mentioned 25 times in Heidtmann. No listings anywhere on this work which most likely served as a book maquette. Verso of each photograph with Geiger's own copyright stamp. Unique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope

      Doubleday 1955 - A very good set of first editions, wonderfully inscribed in volume one by Truman "with kindest regards, from one artillery man to another," and dated by Truman 5/1/59. First edition stated on the copyright page of each volume. In very good dust jackets with original prices of $5.00 on the flaps and some tape inside the jacket of volume one but not visible on the outside. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        CLEAN BREAK

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

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        The Complete Life of Lena Horne

      New York: Pocket Magazines, Inc.. 1955. First. First edition. 12mo. 65, [1]pp. Stapled photographically illustrated wrappers. A faint crease on the front wrap, and a trifle rubbed, else near fine. Pictorial biography of the beautiful singer, styled by the publisher as "A Pocket Celebrity Scrapbook," but also notable as the very scarce and little-known first book by science-fiction author Harry Harrison. He is perhaps best known for the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the 1973 film Soylent Green and its cult-favorite revelation: "Soylent Green is People!" Six copies in OCLC. .

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

      Ballantine 1955 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition, 1955. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. 1955 stated on the copyright page. Book shows some darkening in gutters, minimal leaning, some spots on page edges. Dust jacket has some wear and soiling, and water stain on rear panel to hinge. Flap price $2.75. Comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Almaïde D'Etremont. Gravures De Grau - Sala.

      Marcel Lubineau, París 1955 - 72pp. en papel de hilo superior. Todas ilustradas con estupendos dibujos, grabados originales a la punta seca. Muy fina y cuidada estampación. En rama, con estuche original en cartón entelado. Ejemplar del tiraje de 20 para colaborador. Contiene, a parte, dos planchas refutadas y una punta seca original sobre seda. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        THEATRE.

      Pierre Bricage,, Paris, 1955 - Exemplaire numerote sur velin. Tire a 500 exemplaires. 16 vol., environ 200 pp. par volume. in-4,

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        Two Original Australian UFO/Contact Close Encounter Investigation Reports, 1953 and 1955. From the Collection of Max Miller.

      See Text, Adelaide, Australia 1955 - Adelaide, Australia: Australian Flying Saucer Research Society / S.A. Flying Saucer Research Society; [and] Fairfield N.S.W. Australia, The Australian Flying Saucer Bureau. 1953 and 1955. From the collection of UFOlogist Max Miller. Typescripts (apparently carbons), with sketches, contained in a black two-hole paper binder. Some raggedness to some edges, some toning. About very good. Original typescripts involving interviews with two claimed close-encounter contactees, one ("K") in August, 1953 and the other ("Julia Hanna") apparently in August or September of 1955 (the interview was conducted on 9/2/55). The documents are "Document A / Copy 2" (Julia Hanna) and "Document K / Copy 2" (K), the latter marked in original hand "Not For Publication Yet -S.S.", though apparently neither ever was published. Document A is a typescript of an interview under hypnosis of Julia Hanna on 9/2/55, presented here by the Australian Flying Saucer Research Society, Adelaide, (as identified on the title page) or The Australian Flying Saucer Bureau, Fairfield N.S.W. (as identified by a piece of letterhead, laid-in, on which is a pencil tracing of a map of "part of Venus" drawn by Julia while under hypnosis). The interview occupies 41 typescript pages, followed by the aforementioned laid in letterhead, followed by four more typescript pages of what was apparently an ESP session with Julia; these include a short list of Julia Hanna's translation of eight simple alien pictoglyphs. "Document K" (the one marked "not for publication") comprises a title page and three typescript pages describing an interview with the other claimed contactee, here identified only as "K" (hence, "Document K", assumed). This one is by the "S.A. Flying Saucer Research Society", but is not South African, being also in Adelaide. It's presumably some variant of the aforementioned society, the S.A. probably denoting"South Australian". Document K contains four simple (traced) sketches by K, two of a UFO from two angles, one a "sketch of roof of house showing two 'stove pipes' [as termed by K] (this a sketch of extratrerretrial living quarters ) and one, occupying an entire 8 1/2" x 11" page, a partial plan view layout of an extraterrestrial compound, though not on earth - the sketch , which shows a nearby beach, also has a spot denoted "K landed here". To the best of my knowledge, neither claimed event was ever published. Whatever was and is going on with contactees, it's fascinating, and certainly not explained. A rather amazing original source to behold. From the collection of noted UFOlogist Max Miller. L103 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VACCINATION AGAINST PARALYTIC POLIOMYELITIS. Performance and Prospects. Presented on April 12, 1955. University of Michigan. [The definitive proof of the effectiveness and safety of the Salk vaccine]

      Ann Arbor, MI:: University of Michigan,, 1955. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY JONAS SALK ON THE TITLE PAGE without personalization. Fine First Edition in the original spiral bound printed wrappers, as issued. Minimal bumping to corners. 4to. 16 pp Text + 21 Figures all printed recto only, as issued. Rare.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Mapas De América En Los Libros Españoles De Los Siglos XVI al XVIII. (1503-1798) Con 241 Facsímiles. Sigue: Mapas De América y Filipinas En Los Libros Españoles De Los Siglos XVI al XVIII. Apéndice a Los De América. Adición De Los De Filipinas.

      Góngora, Madrid 1955 - Xpp. - 1 h. - 380pp. = y = 132pp. Sumamente ilustrado con facsímiles de portadas e ilustraciones de libros y mapas, muchos plegados. Muy cuidada edición a dos tintas. Magna obra sobre cartografía de América. Impecable ejemplar, conservando las cubiertas originales, bien encuadernado a media piel y tela. Lomeras con nervios y florones. Corte superior pintado. =Edición de solo 500 ejemplares en papel especial. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Size: 2 Vols. De 35 x 25 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mapas De America En Los Libros Españoles De Los Siglos XVI al XVIII (1503-1798).

      Talleres Tipográficos De Góngora., Madrid. 1955 - 241 facsimiles. Tirada de 520 ejemplares. Se producen mapas de libros de autores españoles como: Girava, Tomas López, Fernández de Medrano, Solis, Baltasar Medina, Ovalle.Tanto las portadas de los libros como los mapas se han reproducido a tamaño exacto de los originales, con excepción de los que por sus dimensiones sobrepasan las dimensiones de esta obra y se advierte de su reducción. El papel ha sido fabricado especialmente para esta edición en tonalidad ahuesada, irrompible en el plegado de los mapas y el satinado preciso para obtener los facsimiles lo más perfecto posible. Pág X+378. Gran Folio. En rústica, con estuche. Ejemplar intonso. Ejemplar 155. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thirty Three Triads

      Dolmen Press, Glenageary, Co. Dublin 1955 - Unpaginated. VG/no jacket. Translated from the 12th Century Irish. The fourth part of the Dolmen Chapbook. Limited edition of 275 copies printed by hand of which 75 only were SIGNED and NUMBERED. This is copy #59 and is signed by both the translator and the artist. Decorated paper covered boards with title plate tipped to front cover. Off-white paper covered spine with black lettering on spine. Tiny closed tear to fore edge of rfep. Some small stains to glassine wraps with some shelf wear and creases to flaps of the glassine paper. Otherwise in near fine condition. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop at Beech Cottage]
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        Thirty Three Triads translated by Thomas Kinsella from the xxii century Irish

      Dublin: Dolmen Press. 1955. First. First edition. Decorated by Pauline Bewick. Illustrated. [8]pp. Chapbook. A small chip on the rear wrap, light dampstains and foxing on the first leaf, a good copy. One of 275 copies. Not particularly fine, but rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Viaggio sul Fiume. Sei xilografie. Presentazione di Giusta Nicco Fasola. A cura del Centro Piemontese di Studi d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.

      Tipografia Poltronieri,, Torino, 1955 - Cartella in-folio (351x250mm) in brossura editoriale con titolo bicromo constante di 7 pp. di testo (frontespizio e presentazione di Nicco Fasola), con una incisione in nero in testa di capitolo, e di 6 tavole f.t. incise in xilografia su legno di bosso, numerate e firmate in calce a matita dall'artista, con altrettante composizioni astratte. In fine, un altro foglio di testo con al recto cenni biobiliografici e, al verso, explicit e giustificazione di tiratura. Testo in caratteri Baskerville. Ottimo stato. Unica edizione, tirata a soli 150 esemplari numerati e firmati dall'artista (n° 57), curata da Angelo Dragone. CUBI, 489737. BNI 1956, 7161. Manca al Jentsch e a Dematteis / Maffei, Libri d'artista in Italia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE OCTOBER COUNTRY

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. Octavo,. cloth.. Corners a little soft, a near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with. some mild dust soiling to white background and touch of fading to. spine lettering on spine panel. (#127887). First edition. Probable second state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher&#39;s monogram stamped correctly on spine panel (Currey binding B2). Signed inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. Four stories appear here for the first time in book form, "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." The remainder are reprinted, most with revisions, from DARK CARNIVAL (1947). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 55. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1571-73. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A- 46. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34 and 4-52.

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        The Historic King Arthur and the Arthurian Romances,

      n.p. (1955), Glastonbury - Unpublished manuscript. 200pp. written in ink on one side only, bound with cord into a light board cover. 7-1/2 x 9'. The manuscript, entirely in Webb's legible hand, contains a preface 'To the Critic'; a foreword by Albert C. R. Carter, King Arthur's Champion, Knights of the Round Table Club (est. 1720); the main textual sections divided into The Historic King Arthur and The Arthurian Romance; and four appendices: King Arthur's Grave at Glastonbury; Royal Pilgrimages to King Arthur's Tomb; Tintagel and Camelot; and King Arthur and Glastonbury. Laid in are three letters by Webb dated April, 1955, and addressed to Gerald Henderson, Deputy Knight Remembrancer of the Knights of the Round Table Club. In the letters, Webb transmits the manuscript, indicating that he has kept a copy and hoping that it might be published. Albert E. Webb was a printer and longtime resident of Glastonbury, whose published works include 'Glastonbury in Ynyswytryn (Isle of Avalon)'; 'Glastonbury Abbey'; and 'Glastonbury: Legend, Tradition, History'.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris, N.R.F. - Gallimard 1955 - LARBAUD Valéry. &#140;uvres complètes. Paris, N.R.F. - Gallimard, 1950-1955. 10 volumes in-8 [226 x 140 mm], demi-chagrin bordeaux glacé, dos à nerfs ornés, roulette dorée sur les plats, entièrement non rogné, couvertures et dos conservés (Reliure de l&#146;époque). Première et seule édition collective, contenant son « Journal inédit » (vol. 9 et 10) en édition originale. Elle fut publiée sous la direction de G. Jean Aubry puis de Robert Mallet. Les textes sont répartis selon des affinités précisées et rédigées de la main de l&#146;auteur qui précice: « Jaune Bleu Blanc me paraît une introduction convenable à l&#146;ensemble de mes ouvrages. » Tirée à 1542 exemplaires, celui-ci, l&#146;un des 160 sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, après les 56 sur « vélin d&#146;Arches ». Très bel exemplaire à l&#146;état de neuf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph

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

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        The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-, 1967. Five thick octavo volumes with folding portfolio of printed charts and views, a fine fresh set in the original striking gilt decorated deep blue cloth with dust-jackets, including the slightly worn original publisher&#39;s printed sleeve for the folding case. The definitive publication. The definitive scholarly publication of Captain Cook&#39;s journals, together with Beaglehole&#39;s Life of Captain Cook published in 1974, and considered to be the fifth octavo volume in the set. Although the full text of the first voyage journal was published in the 19th century, it was not until Beaglehole had completed his work that the unabridged accounts of all three voyages, transcribed from original manuscripts, became generally available. This edition has since become an indispensable reference for the voyages of Cook. The five volumes are accompanied by a portfolio of 58 maps and charts. Loosely inserted is Beaglehole&#39;s ten-page booklet Cook and the Russians, which relates to the voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780.

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        1000 ans de Vie Juive en Pologne / 1000 Years of Jewish Life in Poland / 100 Lat Zycia Zydow W Polsce / 1000 Anos De Vida De Los Judios En polonia

      Centre D'etudes Historiques (aupres de l'Association des Juifs Polonais en France ) affilie au Congres De Culture Juive, Paris 1955 - 1.9 kg.; 440 pages, illustrated with reproductions of written works, art works, and photographs in black-and-white. Opposite each page of photographs the text is reproduced in French, English, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish and Ivrit. The only colour used in the book is on the title page. Included is four pages of errata. Bookseller's stamp at lower left-hand corner of front end page, which also shows some foxing, a 1.5 inch tear affects the first page of the book proper, being sited approximately 1.5 inches from the bottom front corner along the side. Foxing to the rear end pages. The lower corners of the boards show signs of bumping. The original slipcase has started to crack at its seams. Digital imagery is available to confirm condition. "It's true that all that your book contains, belongs to the past, vanished for ever. This all has to become a part of spiritual values of the Jewish people in all countries of the diaspora, and above all, in the life and the works of the young generation, which is growing up, and will be growing up in the old-the young State of Israel. " page 12 J. Shprintsak Speaker of the Parliament of the State of Israel Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; history -- Poland; judaica; Inventory No: 0218922. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        Call Me Duke

      Crown, New York 1955 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ORATORIO POUR LA NUIT DE NOEL. ILLUSTRE DE SEIZE PORTRAIT DE L'AUTEUR PAR PABLO PICASSO. EXEMPLAIRE N° 250/382 SUR VELIN. (Weight= 690 grams)

      ED. EDITIONS DE MINUIT 1955. IN 8. REL TOILE EDIT [MOY]. 356 PP. 16 ILL EN NOIR. [BE]. COUVERTURE UN PEU INSOLEE MAIS AVEC UN PORTRAIT EN CREUX DORE, PARIS - PEINTURE MODERNE MODERN PAINTING

      [Bookseller: Librairie Courant d'Art]
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