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        Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster 1955 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed by the author: "For my dear Orgel with love from the author and Me Eloise." The inscription is to the children's author Doris Orgel. Laid in is a card picturing a posing Eloise and signed by the illustrator Hilary Knight. Comes in a custom-made quarter leather solander case with gilt decoration and lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ELOISE

      - THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, slight rubbing at inner joint else Fine in attractive VG+ dust wrapper with 1 tiny closed margin tear on rear panel and very light soil. Stated first printing of the of the first Eloise book. Illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pictorial endpapers, plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illustration. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HILARY KNIGHT AND "ME ELOISE" (latter inscription in different color ink from Knight's inscription.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster 1955 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed and dated by the illustrator Hilary Knight on the front pastedown. First Printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $2.95 still on front flap of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings. 1st US Editions, Early Printings Impres. 3,2,2. The Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King

      Houghton Mufflin, London 1955 - All three books 2nd printing of the first US editions. 1955, 55, 56 All with correct points for 1st edition, 2nd impressions/printing books and jackets. Note- Fellowship is the 3rd impression UK sheets, thus strictly speaking there is no 2nd printing of US version of Fellowship of the Rings, but a 3rd printing. For collectors purposes the next publically available copies make makes the next printing, thus a second printing release for each book. All maps nice, overall very good and present well despite various age related flaws. FOTR has slightly more wear than the others, book clean, jacket has some fading to spine, a few closes tears, but as good as they come. RotK 2nd printing VG book and jacket, unclipped, wear to edges of jacket with clear tape on corners and spine ends, book has inscription on ffep, scuffing to cloth on lower edge. no lean, pages tight and bright. TT 2nd printing VG book and jacket, unclipped jacket has tattering to spine ends, especially head, covers nice, light fading to book spine, no marks or lean, pages bright. Please ask for photos and further details. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tree is Nice

      Harper & Brothers 1955 - First Edition, First Printing published by Harper & Brothers and NOT Harper & Row. A beautiful copy. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words Harper & Brothers printed on the title page and NOT Harper & Row found on later editions. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are fresh. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Portret van de harpiste Rosa Spier.

      Amsterdam, Particam, 1955. original photograph, 17,8 x 24 cm. KEYWORDS:netherlands

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        WISE BLOOD (1st edition - 1st printing)

      Neville Spearman, London 1955 - Neville Spearman, London, 8vo, 232 pages 1955. 1st UK edition. First Edition, First Printing. Stated first on copyright page. In 1st issue DJ with the magnificent and classic Guy Nicholls illustrated pink DJ. Price intact on flap -11s . 6d. net. Bright orange boards with bold black titling on backstrip. Traces of foxing to page edges. a couple of consecutive pages have a tiny nick at bottom edge. backstrip crown and foot gently pushed. Rear panel has a slight bend/crease. DJ is attractive and nice. slight soiling on rear of DJ but to be expected with this title. Tiny chips at crown and front upper corner. the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il prigioniero della montagna.

      1955 - Bel manifesto a colori, di impostazione orizzontale. Si tratta della locandina del film di Luis Trenker "Il prigioniero della montagna" (1955). Più che la montagna a dominare il manifesto è il volto dell’attrice Yvonne Sanson, che fa da perno alla composizione di immagini: tra le principali interpreti del mélo anni ’50, ne "Il prigioniero della montagna" l’attrice è la moglie del protagonista, Teresa. Il manifesto si presenta abilmente restaurato nelle parti mancanti che lo restituiscono quasi allo stato originale. Formato: Offset di dimensioni 33x96 cm circa. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. Con restauri nelle parti laterali.

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        SEVEN LITTLE STORIES ON BIG SUBJECTS

      Anti-Defamation League Of B'nai B'rith, New York 1955 - (Sendak, Maurice) SEVEN LITTLE STORIES ON BIG SUBJECTS by Gladys Baker Bond. New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, [1955]. Seven volumes with various paginations (up to 12pp.), 12mo - 4-1/2" x 7-5/16", pictorial paper wrappers, issued in pictorial cardboard box. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The 7 stories are all illustrative of kids learning responsibility and how to get along in a diverse and often confusing world. Individually titled: On Your Mark; Jacob's Friendliest Town; The Crankiest Man on Main Street; Down the Old Bear Trail; Johnny Red Feather; Lonesome Feet; and The Secret. Each volume in a different colored cover, each with cover illustration and up to 4 drawings within by Sendak. Hanrahan A15 (noting that neither the Library of Congress, nor the Rosenbach own a copy). The condition of the books are NEAR FINE. The condition of the box is VERY GOOD +. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Exposition de Vallauris

      Arnéra, Vallauris 1955 - Linogravure originale en couleur sur papier Registres Torpes. Tirage à 600 exemplaires . Czwiklitzer 16 , Bloch 1267. Format papier : 90 X 59.5 cm , illustration : 66 x 53,5 cm.

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        Observation of antiprotons.

      1955 - Discovery of the AntiprotonChamberlain, Owen (1920-2006), Emilio Segrè (1905-89) et al. Observation of antiprotons. In The Physical Review, 2nd series, 100 (1955): 947-50. Whole number. 763-979pp. 268 x 202 mm. Original printed wrappers, vertical crease in back wrapper. Boxed.First Edition, journal issue. Segrè and Chamberlain, colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the antiproton, a particle with the same mass and spin as the proton but with opposite charge and magnetic moment. Such antiparticles had been predicted in 1928 by Dirac's relativistic theory of the electron, and the first such particle, the positron, had been discovered by C. D. Anderson in 1932. Several rival groups at Berkeley also entered the antiproton hunt, but the Segrè team's experimental ingenuity insured its triumph:"I decided to attack the problem in two ways. One was based on the determination of the charge and mass of the particle. The other concentrated on the observation of the phenomena attendant on the annihilation of a stopping antiproton. The stopping antiproton and a proton of the target should mutually annihilate each other, and the rest mass of the two particles should transform itself in one of many possible ways into other particles such as pions. These would leave tracks in a photographic emulsion and the annihilation would thus become evident. . . ."We started the run on August 25, 1955, and after a few days of tuning up, we began observing antiproton signals. We based the identification on measurement of the velocity, momentum, and charge of a particle. The signals for velocity were oscilloscope traces recording the passage of a particle through a velocity-selecting Cerenkov detector. . . . We detected about one antiproton for every few hundred thousand other particles crossing our apparatus. . . . We decided to write a letter to the Physical Review and an article for Nature. . . . The mass-spectrograph experiment concluded on October 1, 1955, having proved the existence of the antiproton, and soon thereafter the emulsion work confirmed it" (Segrè, A Mind Always in Motion, pp. 256-57). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gedruckte doppelseitige Briefkarte mit handschriftlichem Zusatz in 2 Zeilen, monogrammiert T.M. an Hans Fehr.

      7. Juni, Kilchberg 1955 - Kilchberg 7. Juni 1955 8°. Von Mann als Danksagung für die Glückwünsche zum 80. Geburtstag gedruckte Karte. Mit dem handschriftlichen Nachsatz "Besonderen Dank! Ihr Name rief mir die freundlichsten Erinnerungen wach. Ihr T.M". - Die Rückseite der Karte von Hans Fehr handschriftliche bezeichnet. - Beigelegt: Fotopostkarte "Thomas Mann in Nidden" von Fritz Krauskopf, Königsberg aus den frühen 30er Jahren. Sprache: N

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        Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Volkspolizei. Herausgegeben im Auftrag des Ministeriums des Innern. Konvolut von 82 Heften in 14 Bänden. - Die Folgen 1 (November 1955) bis 53 (Dezember 1960) komplett. Sowie die Folgen 78 (Januar 1963) bis 107 (Juni 1965) komplett.,

      Berlin-Wilhelmsruh, Verlag für Fachliteratur der Volkspolizei; (ab 1960) Verlag des Ministeriums des Innern; (ab 1963) Berlin, Druckhaus Münzstraße, 2000 Buch und Zeitschriften Verlag 1955-1965. - Hefte mit diversen Abbildungen und Tabellen. Die Volkspolizei unterstand dem Innenministerium der DDR. - Erscheinungsweise: Ab 1960 monatlich. Die 15 Bände haben vorne ein Stichwort- und Autorenverzeichnis. Mit zahlreichen Beiträgen diverser Autoren. Aus dem Inhalt (des 1. Bandes): Verbrechen gegen die sozialistische Finanzwirtschaft der DDR (von Erich Buchholz); Nochmals zur Gesellschaftsgefährlichkeit der Prostitution (von Felix Gerhard); Für und wider die polizeiliche Generalermächtigung (von Otto Elle). - Bände mit Stempel auf dem vorderen Vorsatz: "Archivgut des Zentralen Archivs des Ministeriums des Innern, Belegexemplar". - 1 Einband ist geringfügig berieben. 1 Heft am Innengelenk ein wenig angerissen. Papier etwas gebräunt. Sonst sehr guter, sauberer Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 8° (21 x 15 cm), Hardcover (half cloth), silbergeprägte Leineneinbände der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portret van de harpiste Rosa Spier.

      Amsterdam, Particam, 1955. original photograph, 17,8 x 24 cm. Rosa Spier (Den Haag, 1891 - 1967) studeerde harp op het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. Zij gaf haar eerste recital al op 13 - jarige leeftijd. Na verdere studies bij Otto Müller, soloharpist van de Berliner Philharmoniker, kreeg zij een aanstelling bij het Residentie Orkest. Van 1925 tot 1935 was zij zelfstandig werkzaam als soliste en muziekdocente. In 1932 werd zij benoemd tot soloharpiste bij het Concertgebouw Orkest. Na de bevrijding was zij verbonden aan het Radio Philharmonisch Orkest. KEYWORDS:netherlands

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        Portraits

      Matisse, Henri Portraits. Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1955. 1of 500 copies of the English edition (this #1682) . The entire edition was 2850 copies: 500 as this in English numbered 1501-2000. The translator is unknown; 2350 copies in French. Large 4to (10 3/4" x 12 1/4"), pictorial wrappers, glassine. As new. housed in a two-piece board sleeve & slipcase, the spine of the sleeve shows extremely light fading. With 60 black and white portraits, and 33 mounted color plates. With introduction by Matisse. Entirely planned by Matisse who designed the cover, chose the portraits to be reproduced, and did an original lithograph for the frontispiece. The original lithograph, cover and color plates were printed by Mourlot Freres, collotypes by Louis Duval, typography by Imprimerie Union. ì[a portrait] appears to me as though every charcoal stroke was removing from a mirror the mist which had so far prevented me for seeing it.î (Introduction p.15).

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        MAPAS DE AMERICA EN LOS LIBROS ESPANOLES DE LOS SIGLOS XVI AL XVIII (1503-1798). CON 241 FACSIMILES

      Madrid, 1955. #121 of 500 copies. With 241 maps, the majority of which are folding. An elaborate and handsome production. Pages unopened. In original wrappers, housed in a box.

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        ?The Story of the Five Eisenhower Brothers? First Edition signed by the author to President Eisenhower who then gave it to his personal secretary

      ?The Great American Heritage / The Story of the Five Eisenhower Brothers? by Bela Kornitzer (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1955). 331 pages, 5.5? x 8.25?. First Edition stated. Bumped. Gray slightly soiled boards, gilt title. Fine condition.Inscribed on the half-title page: ?To Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States ?" who personifies the American ideal, and whose life inspired me to write this book. With admiration and gratitude. Bela Kornitzer. June 1955.?Stapled onto the last blank flyleaf is a 5? x 3? card regarding the receipt of this book from Kornitzer on June 9, 1955. The information is typed in carbon which would mean that the original was kept in the White House files. It is noted in type that President Eisenhower acknowledged the book on June 14, 1955 (Ack?d: 6-14-55 DDE.?)?Bela Kornitzer (1910-1964) left his native Hungary after fleeing first the Nazis and then the Communists. A political columnist for the Hungarian Parliament until t

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        Les Européens. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Éditions Verve, Paris 1955 - 27x37 Cet ouvrage, présenté sous une couverture composée spécialement par Jaon Miró, comporte une sélection de 114 photographies de Henri Cartier-Bresson exécutées de 1950 A 1955 Sin paginar Francés Fotografía Libro Oferta Especial: La Librería Salambó ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 5% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 5%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 735.00 euros. mínimas rozaduras extremos del lomo Dedicatoria autógrafa de personas del mundo de la cultura como Carlos Antonio Areán, Rafael Morales, Eugenio Asensio, etc. a Manuel Augusto García Viñolas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Europeans: Photographs By Henri Cartier-Bresson

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition, with signs of age. Clean text. Vertical creases to front and rear free end papers. Light gift inscription in pencil to front free end paper, likely erasable. Font hinge is showing a bit of webbing toward to the top. The boards show wear, soiling, scuffing, with edge wear and a small split starting at the top of the spine. Caption book is present and laid in. A lovely copy.

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        Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955 Illustrated by Hilary Knight. First edition, first printing. Publisher's cream cloth, with an illustration of Eloise to the front board in black, lettered in black and maroon; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with Knight's illustration of Eloise drawing on a vanity mirror to the front panel, black and white photographs of the author and illustrator to the rear panel. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, minor toning to the spine and board edges, fold-out page (13-16) slightly loose at the head but still firmly bound into the text block, bright and clean pages; price-clipped dust jacket, with some wear and minor chipping to the extremities, small chip to the spine head, some rubbing to the hinges, light toning to the spine and rear panel, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a clean copy of the classic children's book. Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups is the first book in Kay Thompson's series featuring the rambunctious child protagonist Eloise, a resident of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Eloise, like the author herself, is vivacious, charming, and spunky; Thompson herself was an actress and singer, as well as one of the first women to wear fashionable pants - a bold move in the 1940s. Indeed, while many cite her goddaughter Liza Minnelli as an inspiration for the character, Thompson insists that she, also a resident of the Plaza, largely based Eloise on herself. The other novels in Thompson's series feature Eloise in a series of adventures and include Eloise in Paris (1957), Eloise at Christmastime (1958) and Eloise in Moscow (1959).. Illus. by Knight, Hilary. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Codice resta. Fontes Ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae. XXIX. Cento tavole del Codice Resta. CURA ET STUDIO BIBLIOTHECAE AMBROSIANAE. XXIX. CENTO TAVOLE DEL CODICE RESTA.

      Milano, Amilcare Pizzi 1955 Codice resta. Fontes Ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae. XXIX. Cento tavole del Codice Resta. CURA ET STUDIO BIBLIOTHECAE AMBROSIANAE. XXIX. CENTO TAVOLE DEL CODICE RESTA. FUBINI, Giorgio. Milano, Amilcare Pizz,. 1955. IN - FOLIO GRANDE, (24) PP. INTONSE COL RITRATTO DEL RESTA, 100 TAVOLE RIPRODOTTE SU CARTONCINO E 2 FOGLI (INDICE DELLE TAVOLE). LEGATURA EDIT. IN M. PELLE, DORSO A 5 NERVI, PIANI CON IMPRESSIONI IN ORO E A FREDDO COME NELL' ORIGINALE. BELLISSIMA RIPRODUZIONE DI CENTO TAVOLE NELLE MISURE E NEI COLORI DEGLI ORIGINALI, MOLTI DEI QUALI ANCORA INEDITI, DI UNO DEI PIÙ FAMOSI CODICI DELLA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA. LA SCELTA DELLE 100 TAVOLE DEI MIGLIORI ARTISTI, L' APPROVAZIONE DELLE RIPRODUZIONI E DELLE DIDASCALIE SONO DOVUTE A GIORGIO FUBINI, CONSULENTE DELL' AMBROSIANA. IL TESTO E LA DESCRIZIONE DELLE TAVOLE È IN QUATTRO LINGUE; ITALIANA, FRANCESE, INGLESE E TEDESCA. IL CODICE RESTA CONSTA DI 224 TAVOLE CON 248 DISEGNI, IN GRAN PARTE ITALIANI. S. RESTA (1635 - 1714), FU FILOSOFO E GIURECONSULTO, CANONICO DI S. NAZARO, POI MEMBRO DELLA CONGREGAZIONE DI S. FILIPPO NERI A ROMA. IN OTTIMO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE.

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        The Saucerian - Spring 1955 Issue. Sixth Issue overall. UFO

      Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1955 Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1954. First Edition of the September, 1954 issue, Vol 2, No 2; the sixth issue ever published. Illustrations by D.C. Lucchesi, Orville Mosher, others. Octavo, illustrated blue and white stapled wraps, 62 pp. Small-scale rouoghening at spine-bottom, very light peripheral wear, Very Good plus or better. Previous owner's stamp at cover right. Nice copy. A 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. Here, expanded to 62 pages from earlier issues generally in the forty-page range. Campy, spooky and often thought provoking by a master of the subject. 40 pages of stories, reports, rumors, drawings, photos and humor - see scan of contents. The periodical is a vintage Ufology icon. L100

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        The Natural Selection Theory of Antibody Formation," in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 55 No. 11 pp. 849 - 857, November 1955

      - FIRST EDITION WITH ORIGINAL WRAPS BOUND IN of the groundbreaking theoretical paper by Niels K. Jerne describing his theory of antibody formulation. In 1984 when the Nobel Prize Committee awarded Jerne for his work in Physiology and Medicine, they did so noting that his "view of the nature of the immune system constitutes the basis for modern immunology" (Nobel Prize Committee) "Jerne's "natural-selection theory regarding antibody formation breaks with old views on the immune response and is a starting point of modern cellular immunology" (Nobel Prize Press Release, nobelprize)." Jerne "proposed that a broad range of specificities of antibodies were released into the blood spontaneously and that antibodies were subject to a replicative drive following their binding to antigen." In order to remain consistent with data indicating a cellular origin of antibody production, he postulated that on binding antigen, antibodies were shuttled to the appropriate cells for reproduction (Pollard, Antibodies and autoimmunity, 46)." Jerne shared the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine "for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system. CONDITION & DETAILS: Washington D. C.: The University of Chicago Press. Annual volume with original wraps included. Ex-libris volume with library stickers on spine and rear cover, and bookplate inside front cover; each of the front wraps has a small stamp on it. Bound in maroon cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Tightly and solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      New York: Coward-McCann,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With a supplied dust jacket. A fairly poor copy, worn, dust soiled, tanned edges and somewhat spotted endpapers, the supplied jacket rubbed, spine-faded with a few tears and small chips. First edition, first impression, Highsmith's own copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "This copy is mine. Pat Highsmith. November 1955". Inscribed copies of this classic thriller are genuinely rare (we have never handled one), but this, the author's own copy, must beat them all.

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 4th impression published in 1955. The Two Towers is a 3rd impression published in 1955, the title verso states it is a 2nd impression, but the actual 3rd impression publication history is omitted by the printers, in its correct 3rd impression dustjacket, as per The Tolkien Collector, Number 20, edited by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond. The Return of the King is a 2nd impression published in 1955, in it's correct 2nd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with the only minor loss to the top of the spine on the Fellowship of the Ring. The others are in remarkable condition with only the most minor wear to the edges, and only very light tanning to the spines of the later two books. The dustjackets are priced and not clipped and covered in archival protectors, showing a little fading to the red lettering on The Fellowship, none to the Two Towers or Return of the King. The books are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition without any names or writing or offsetting to the endpapers. A previous owners (same) bookplate to the Two Towers and Return of the King, no other names or markings to the other book. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright, slightly dulled to the Return. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom full Red Leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. 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. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Coward-McCann Inc, 1955. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Small remainder mark to bottom edge of page block. Boards show light edge wear. The dust jacket shows light rubbing, light sunning to the spine panel and a few nicks and tiny chips at the edges. A lovely example of this high point of crime fiction, in an impressive original jacket.

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        Les aventures de la dialectique.

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse, fausse mention de deuxième édition en pied de la page de faux-titre. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l&#39 auteur à Maurice Nadeau ". avec mes bien amicales pensées." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Patrologia Graeca

      The Church of Greece begun publishing the works of the Fathers in 1955, in a multi-volume series under the general title "?'??'??????? ??????? ??'????? ??'? ????????'?????? ???"?"??'????"; it contains the original texts in biblical or medieval greek. The series counts a total of 95 clothbound volumes with golden stamping on the spine; the volumes 3, 4, 5, 13-16, 27, 30, 53, 55, 56, 68 and 78 are currently out of print; the volumes 90-92 will soon be released; the remaining 78 volumes are available. Separate volumes are also available at 17.50 EUR each + shipping cost.CONTENTS:VOL. 1 - Clement of Rome ?, VOL. 2 - Clement of Rome ?? & Ignatius of Antioch, VOL. 6 - Hippolytus of Rome, VOL. 7 - Clement of Alexandria ?, VOL. 8 - Clement of Alexandria ??, VOL. 9 - Origen I, VOL. 10 - Origen II, VOL. 11 - Origen III, VOL. 12 - Origen IV, VOL. 17 - Origen IX, Julius Africanus, Dionysius of Alexandria & Gregorius of Neocaesarea, VOL. 18 - ????????, ?????? ?'???????????, ?'????????? ?'???????????, ????????? ?'?????????, VOL. 19 - Titus of Bostra, Theodorus of Heraclea, Alexander of Lycopolis & Eusebius of Caesarea I, VOL. 20 - Eusebiu?, Bishop of Caesarea, VOL. 22 - Eusebius of Caesarea IV, VOL. 23 - Eusebius of Caesarea V, VOL. 24 - Eusebius of Caesarea VI, VOL. 25 - Eusebius of Caesarea VII, VOL. 26 - Eusebius of Caesarea VIII, VOL. 27 - Eusebius of Caesarea IX, VOL. 28 - Eusebius of Caesarea X, VOL. 29 - Eusebius of Caesarea XI, Marcellus of Ancyra & Basil of Ancyra, VOL. 31 - Athanasius of Alexandria II, VOL. 32 - Athanasius of Alexandria III, VOL. 33 - Athanasius of Alexandria IV, VOL. 34 - Athanasius of Alexandria V, VOL. 35 - Athanasius of Alexandria VI, VOL. 36 - Athanasius of Alexandria VII, VOL. 37 - Athanasius of Alexandria VIII & Asterius the Sophist I, VOL. 38 - Asterius the Sophist, Acacius of Caesarea, Eusebius of Emesa, Nemesius of Emesia, VOL. 39 - Gelasius of Caesarea & Cyril of Jerusalem, VOL. 40 - Anthony the Great, Ammonas (or Ammun), Ammonius, Pachomius the Great I, VOL. 41 - Pachomius the Great II, Orsisius, Monk Theodorus & Macarius of Egypt I, VOL. 42 - Macarius of Egypt ??, Macarius of Alexandria, Pope Peter B' of Alexandria, Timotheus A' of Alexandria, VOL. 43 - Saint Serapion of Thmuis & Didymus of Alexandria I, VOL. 44 - Didymus of Alexandria II, VOL. 45 - Didymus of Alexandria III, VOL. 46 - Didymus of Alexandria IV, VOL. 47 - Didymus of Alexandria V, VOL. 48 - Didymus of Alexandria VI, VOL. 49 - Didymus of Alexandria VII, VOL. 50 - Didymus of Alexandria VIII, VOL. 51 - Basil of Caesarea I, VOL. 52 - Basil of Caesarea II, VOL. 54 - Basil of Caesarea IV, VOL. 57 - Basil of Caesarea VII, VOL. 58 - Gregory of Nazianzus I, VOL. 59 - Gregory of Nazianzus II, VOL. 60 - Gregory of Nazianzus III, VOL. 61 - Gregory of Nazianzus IV, VOL. 62 - Gregory of Nazianzus V, VOL. 63 - Gregory of Nazianzus VI, VOL. 64 - Gregory of Nazianzus VII, VOL. 65 - Gregory of Nyssa I, VOL. 65A - Gregory of Nyssa II, VOL. 66 - Gregory of Nyssa III, VOL. 67 - Gregory of Nyssa IV, VOL. 69 - Gregory of Nyssa VI, VOL. 70 - Gregory of Nyssa VII, VOL. 71 - Amphilochius of Iconium & Asterius of Amasea, VOL. 72 - Apollinarius, Bishop of Laodicea I, VOL. 73 - Apollinarius, Bishop of Laodicea II, VOL. 74 - Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis (Cyprus) I, VOL. 75 - Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis (Cyprus) II, VOL. 76 - Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis (Cyprus) III, VOL. 77 - Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis (Cyprus) IV, VOL. 79 - Evagrius Ponticus (ca. 345-400 A.D.) II, VOL. 80 - Evagrius Ponticus (ca. 345-400 A.D.) III, VOL. 81 - Diodorus of Tarsus I, VOL. 82 - Diodorus of Tarsus II, VOL. 83 - Theodorus of Mopsuestia (or Theodore the Interpreter) I, VOL. 84 - Theodorus of Mopsuestia (or Theodore the Interpreter) II, VOL. 85 - Theodorus of Mopsuestia (or Theodore the Interpreter) III, VOL. 86 - Theodorus of Mopsuestia (or Theodore the Interpreter) IV, VOL. 87 - Theodorus of Mopsuestia (or Theodore the Interpreter) V, VOL. 88 - Polychronius of Apamea I, VOL. 89 - Polychronius of Apamea II, VOL. 93 - John Chrysostom IV, VOL. 94 - John Chrysostom V.==============================================================The shipping cost estimated by the system covers books weighing up to 750 gr.; a surcharge depending on the actual weight and destination applies for heavier books.

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        The Ginger Man

      The Olympia Press, 1955-06-01. Paperback. Like New. First edition. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. 353 pp. Wraps. First edition, first printing. (Paperback original. First issue price of 1.500 francs on back cover.) Near Fine condition. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Spine uncreased and bright. A bit of dust-soiling along edges, just a hint of shelf wear. In uncommonly nice condition-- easily the prettiest copy of the book we've seen .

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        Frog Went A-Courting'

      Harcourt, Brace and Company New York 1955 - First Edition First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. later editions do NOT state "First Edition" on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. This later Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present on the front flap and mentions Caldecott Award. First Issue dustjackets have a $2.50 price with NO mention of Caldecott blurb. The book is nice condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy John Langstaff First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Boland V British Isles 1955 Rugby Programme

      1955 - Official 4pp programme for the match at Wellington, 13th August 1955. Very good condition and scarce. 

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        Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest: First Edition - Complete in Five Volumes

      Seattle, WA: University of Washington. Hardcover. Uniform and handsome in beige cloth. Volume 5 printed in 1955, Volume 4 in 1959, Volume 3 in 1961, Volume 2 in 1964 and Volume 1 in 1969. Umarked with light wear and sound bindings. An excellent first edition example of this magnificent work. Please note: Very heavy. Special shipping considerations may apply.. . Very Good. 1955. First Edition.

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        GIAN LORENZO BERNINI, RUDOLF WITTKOWER

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. London. Tela. 1955. X+255Pag+2h. 31X23. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italiano (1580-1680) fue una de las eminencias de la epoca Barroca, sobresaliendo en Escultura, Pintura y Arquitectura. Magnifica Obra. Ref 8.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Collected Poems 1934-1952

      London: Dent, 1955. 8vo, xiv, 178 pp. Later quarter red morocco lettered in gilt. A few light pencil annotations in the text at the end. Reprint. Bound in at the front between the Ã’NoteÓ and the Ã’AuthorÕs prologueÓ is a small folded fragment of an envelope on which Dylan Thomas has drafted a few lines of Ã’For as long as forever isÓ, consisting of eight lines written in pencil with corrections, and on the verso the first two lines written also in pencil. This poem was first attempted by Thomas in or prior to 1936 when he abandoned the poem because the opening line was Ã’completely out of placeÓ (see Ã’Letters to Vernon WatkinsÓ pp. 47-8). Later he used it as the last line of the poem Ã’Twenty-four YearsÓ. In the Roy Davids sale of 2013 a manuscript version of this poem sold for £23,750. The catalogue notes: Ã’A first version of the poem was first written in 1936 and published in 'Twentieth Century Verse' in January 1937 (Ralph Maud); Ferris (Letters) describes that as an unfinished poem and notes that Texas has a twelve-line draft of the first version. No manuscript of the poem has been sold at auction. REFERENCES: The Collected Letters, edited by Paul Ferris, 1985, p. 398; Ralph Maud, Entrances to Dylan Thomas' Poetry, 1963; Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones, 1971.Ó

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        An American Architecture

      New York: Horizon Press, 1955. First edition. Very good in a very good supplied dust jacket, with the jacket bearing Bramhall House as the publisher. Slight spine roll; wear to the cloth at spine and along the upper and lower edges of the boards; rubbing, slight soiling and a few unobtrusive stray pen marks (in red ink) to the front board; hinge split but holding at the title page. A survivor, bearing the scars of time and inattentive care, but also bearing Wright's inscription and signature on the front free endpaper, in the red box in the upper corner, his preferred spot. Not without a certain rugged charm, if not an air of indominable spirit.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Good Shepherd

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1955. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in blue and white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Board edges and spine tips a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with one tiny closed tear and a slightly edge-chipped and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with a Times Bookshop's complimentary letter tipped in facing front free endpaper and addressed to Captain Hollies-Smith, whose bookplate is on the front free endpaper verso.

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        Portraits by Henri Matisse

      Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret. 1955. Paperback. Very Good. First English Language edition, 1955, one of 500 numbered copies of the English edition, of a total of 2850 copies printed. Quarto, original color lithograph wraps with wax overlay and including original b/w frontispiece lithograph, 60 b/w plates and 33 color plates, mainly mounted plates. VG+ copy with lightest wear to top of the spine and some wear and tear to the wax paper overlay. Mildest age toning to contents.

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        Normance.

      Gallimard 1955 - - Gallimard, Paris 1955, 13,5x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage de l&#39 éditeur réalisé d&#39 après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Très bel exemplaire complet de son rhodoïd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Adelaide, Australia: See Text, 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

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        Switch on the Night

      Pantheon 1955 - Gray pictorial boards in pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Bradbury on the ffe. In very good condition, with rubbing to corners and edges and minor soiling to front cover. Internally fine. Dust jacket very good with some wear to edges and internal reinforcement. A scarce first edition of a charming children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Truman TLS with 31 word handwritten postscript to his chapter <I>?on the financial picture of the administration?</I> for his forthcoming memoirs! Truman comments on his dinners in Cleveland and Portland (<I>?a humdinger?</I>), adding <I>?They?ve had to force me to talk to the UN too. What a quiet life I?m leading!?</I>

      Kansas City, Missouri, June 14, 1955 Typed Letter Signed ?Harry? with 31-word handwritten postscript, one page, 7.25? x 10.5?. Kansas City, Missouri, December 17, 1956. To his former Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder. Paper clip impression at top edge. Fine condition.In full, ?I am enclosing a chapter on the financial picture of the administration which is to go into the second volume of the Memoirs and on which you were so helpful. The publishers have asked drastic cutting of the more than a million and a half words that were written so that the published memoirs can be held to a half million words. All chapters have had to be trimmed. I am sure this chapter contains the essential picture, but would you be good enough to read as quickly as possible so that I may have it here in time to make any changes if necessary to get the book in by June 30.?In a handwritten postscript, Truman pens: ?What a meeting that was in Cleveland! Had a humdinger in Portland Saturday too. They?ve had to force me to tal

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        Lolita

      G.P. Puntam's Sons 1955 - G.P. Putanm's Sons, New York c. 1955. First American Edition. Remarkably uncommon in the correct (unclipped) dust jacket and the true trade first edition (not the book club). Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. A fine copy in a near fine jacket. A very small closed tear on the front panel, near the spine hinge. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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