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      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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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      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]

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      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.

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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. .

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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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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Probable earliest state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher's monogram stamped upside down on spine panel (Currey binding B1). 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. A fine copy in fine white dust jacket virtually free of soiling with tiny closed tear and associated crease at bottom edge of front panel and orange title lettering on spine panel slightly faded but quite readable. Overall, an attractive example of a jacket rarely found in nice condition. Enclosed in a quarter red leather clamshell box. (#111877) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Œuvres 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’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’auteur qui précice: « Jaune Bleu Blanc me paraît une introduction convenable à l’ensemble de mes ouvrages. » Tirée à 1542 exemplaires, celui-ci, l’un des 160 sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, après les 56 sur « vélin d’Arches ». Très bel exemplaire à l’état de neuf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - 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's printed sleeve for the folding case. The definitive publication. The definitive scholarly publication of Captain Cook's journals, together with Beaglehole'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'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]

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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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        Une saison en Enfer.

      Les Bibliophile du Palais,, Paris, 1955 - Cm. 33, pp. (180). Con illustrazioni di Luc Albert Moreau. Bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso con una fascia nera ad intarsio ad entrambi i piatti. Titoli in oro al dorso. Taglio di testa dorato. Custodia edit. in tela rigida. Bross. orig. conservata. Legatura firmata Codina - Milano. Qualche lieve fioritura, peraltro perfetto. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 200 esemplari ad personam; il presente n. 185 per M. Pierre Guerquin. In fine viene proposto anche il frammento di Rimbaud: Bethsaida. La piscine de cinq galeries. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin 1955 - First edition, FIRST PRINTING. A fine copy in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. No fading to the boards or red top-stain. No inscriptions. A superior fine fresh copy. No dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOTE: LIBRO (Êrmo de pupila. Poemas)+CARTAS+TARJETA+FOTOGRAFIA

      Empresa Gráfica da "Revista dos Tribunais", Sao Paulo 1955. - 1a Edición/////Todo el lote va dirigido al poeta argentino Raúl Gustavo Aguirre. Tanto el libro como la tarjeta contienen dedicatoria autógrafa a Raúl y las 5 cartas (4 mecanografiadas y 1 manuscrita) también van dirigida a él.////La dedicatoria de la tarjeta (con un retrato de Sousa) está fechada en 1958. Las cartas, en total 5 folios escritos por una cara, están todas firmadas y fechadas entre 1961 y 1963. La fotografía, un retrato de Milton con su hijo, lleva la siguiente inscripción al dorso: "Milton e Marcelo 9 7 59"./Poesía, Libros Firmados

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        Fables., Mit 35 OLithographien im Text (inkl. Porträt) von Hans Erni sowie 1 zusätzliche Suite der Lithographien auf Tafeln.

      Lausanne, Gonin, 1955 - 53 S., 3 Bll. Eins von 294 (GA 320) num. Ex. Druckvermerk von Verleger und Künstler sign. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Fol. , lose Bogen in farb. illustr. OUmschlag in OHPergmt.-Umschlag im Schuber

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      Imprenta Josep Maria Viader Sant Feliu de Guíxols. 1955. Cubiertas de Cuero por Carlos Roca. 2 Tomos + Caja Corcho. XVI+163Pág+3h y IX+172Pág+3h. 26x21. Magna edición limitada de 250 ejemplares numerados(Nº127), impresa en tipos góticos sobre hojas de papel de corcho, ilustrada con 34 reproducciones, dibujadas u grabadas por los mejores artistas del siglo XVIII, de la suntuosa edición realizada por la Real Academia Española en el año 1780. Profusión de orlas e iniciales policromadas en oro y a todo color. Totalmente completo, si tiene alguna hoja con grieta(el corcho es muy delicado).. Edición Especial. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        The Less Deceived

      London: The Marvell Press. (1955). First. First edition, first state, one of 300 copies issued with a flat spine, the misprint in the first line of page 38 with the word "floor" instead of "sea," and the list of subscribers. A tiny rubbed spot at the crown else fine in an about very good dustwrapper with some small chips on the spine and some very neat professional reinforcing at the folds. Inscribed by the author on the front fly: "Harry -- remembering many happy meetings -- Philip." Beneath the inscription, Harry has re-inscribed the book to someone else in 1956. .

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        Spirit of St. Louis. Den forsta atlantflygaren berattar

      Stockholm: Albert Bonniers. [1955]. First. First Swedish edition. Octavo. Fine in original full blue morocco by Nylen & Co., gilt-stamped upper cover and spine, publisher's slipcase. Printed in a limited but unspecified number (this is copy no. 155) Signed by Lindbergh. This copy additionally inscribed to "Lucile Wright from the Royal Swedish Aero Club in appreciation of her contribution to aviation. Stockholm, 6.9.1957, Nils Stirnberg." Lucile M. Wright was a famous American woman aviator, one of the original Ninety-Nines (pioneer women aviatrixes, as assembled by Amelia Earhart in 1929), and the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum in Jamestown, New York is named after her. This book, an account of the first solo nonstop flight between the United States and Europe in 1927, won for Lindbergh the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. This is the only limited, signed edition published outside the United States. .

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      Edition : PARIS, PIERRE SEGHERS, 1955 - Avec cinq cuivres originaux gravés a la pointe par Hans BELLMER - Envoi autographe de l'auteur à Pierre MOLINIER (3 lignes) sur la page de faux titre - Edition originale. grand in-8 oblong, Exemplaire No 72 d'un tirage de 99 sur vélin de rives - Reliure cartonnée à décor peigné - Dos plat, vignette de titre en papier bleu contrecollé, sous emboitage accordé a la reliure - Dos et emboitage frottés, premier plat et brochage légèrement laches, pratiquement sans rousseurs - On joint le fac-similé d'une lettre de A.Breton à Pierre Molinier (mars 1956) et une lettre manuscrite originale de Joyce Mansour à Pierre Molinier, relatif a un portait offert (Je l'emmène avec moi en Egypte) 67 pages, 11,5 x 21 cm, relié. Bon etat [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London: Jonathan Cape. (1955). First. First edition, second state (with the error corrected on page 10) in first state jacket. Boards a little cocked, light splashmarks on facing pages 14-15, else near fine in modestly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper. According to Gilbert in Ian Fleming: The Bibliography. The third Bond book. .

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        Glory Never Guesses to Miriam Being a Collection of 18 Poems with decorations and drawings reproduced through Silk Screening from the original MS. pages of Kenneth Patchen. [cover title]: Glory Never Guesses & Other Pages

      (No place: Privately Printed). 1955. First. First edition. Folio. Silk screened portfolio with decoration by Patchen. Laid in are eighteen silk screened broadside poems reproducing Patchen's decorated manuscript copies. A little sunning along the spine of the portfolio, creases to the edges of a few of the broadsides, near fine. Most of the broadsides have small labels on the verso stating that these broadsides were produced in editions of 200 copies each, but reportedly fewer sets were compiled due to loss in the printing process. Patchen, working at his home with printer Frank Bacher, hand-prepared the edition in the summer of 1955. Complete sets are exceptionally uncommon. .

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        Anecdotes of the Late War

      Highlands, North Carolina: Jonathan Williams. 1955. First. First edition. Broadside, folded into stiff card covers as issued. A little age-toning to the covers else fine. Inscribed by Olson to his wife and son: "For B. and for Charles Peter fr. Charles." Issued as Jargon Broadside I. A great association. .

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      New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1955. - Quarto. 524 pages. First edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding. The cover design by Picasso was made especially for this book. With 606 illustrations: thirty-eight full-page color plates, six pages in color offset, 514 black and white halftones, ninety-five offset illustrations and fifty-three line cuts. Signed twice by Picasso in crayon both on the upper cover and on the title-page. The cover design by Picasso was made especially for this book.

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        Four Cows.

      1955. 1955 - Silkscreen. 11.5 x 20 inches on sheet size 19 x 25 inches. Blue ink stains. Signed "Thiebaud" and dated "55" lower right. No references to this print. The artist was doing silkscreens in 1955. Authenticated by Paul Thiebaud Gallery. Marginal defects. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1955 - Typed letter, in Hebrew, signed "D. Ben-Gurion" as Minister of Defense on State of Israel letterhead, one page, 6" x 8", August 26, 1955. Translation of the Hebrew text: "I have no doubt that the problem of security disturbs your rest. True, the problem of security, at this time, is the principal problem of the State. Any person - just like an entire nation - can feel the danger waiting at his door. We are a small nation, and any boasting we do will only make a laughingstock out of us. But we are not powerless, not in the military sense, and certainly not in the moral and political sense. I, however, am calm and certain that, when it comes to the test, the Israel Defense Forces will be able to defend our peace and our sovereignty - the Israel Defense Forces is the army of the people, and of all its circles and factions." File holes along right margin, otherwise fine condition. A dramatic letter with excellent content from the first Prime Minister of Israel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Original Pastels - Tibet Hill People

      Tibet 1955 - Tibet, circa 1955-60. Set of six (6) original pastel portraits a of Tibetan natives, by world renowned artist Goray Douglas, with signature. Each is individually framed behind glass. Images measure approximately 32.5 x 25cm. Gold colour frames measure approximately 40 x 50 cm. Very Good Condition, exceptionally well rendered pastel paintings on grey paper laid to a wide margin mounts. These are not reprints. These are SIX RARE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS by Douglas Goray. This set includes six very distinct and striking real personalities from the artist's "Faces of the Hills" collection, an immense work in which he portrayed 350 individual Tibetan and Burmese subjects with exquisite likeness. Douglas is a noted Darjeeling artist, a master of portraiture, revered for his documentation of native peoples.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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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        Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs

      1955-1985. A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The books (two in wrappers, the third an embossed leatherette hardcover) are generally very good with toning and wear at the extremities; the paperbacks have additional tape repaired spines and one is also dampstained with a few scrapes. The photos are fine in wooden frames and the ANS is about very good with some light toning and tape repairs to all four corners. The books include two written by Castro himself: a 1975 second edition of Hoy Somos Un Pueblo Entero [Today We Are an Entire People] Signed and dated in the year of publication, and a 1985 first edition of Esta Tiene Que Ser la Guerra Economica de Todo el Pueblo [This Must Be the Economic War of all People] Inscribed: "Por Nuestra Patria [For Our Country] Fidel Castro." The third book is the 1951 yearbook of the University of Tampa, Moroccan, Inscribed on the title page on October 1955 in Spanish. Loosely translated it reads: "Thanks to Imelda and her friends of Tampa for help with our new revolution in Cuba Dr. Fidel Castro." Castro came to Tampa in November, 1955 seeking support for his revolution -- why he was asked to inscribe this yearbook is unknown. A nice collection of rare signed and inscribed material from one of the most polarizing and influential political figures of the 20th Century. In just a few items it manages to encompass his life from popular revolutionary leader and celebrity who visited the U.S. in the 1950s to attract support for his cause, to that of prime minister of the new Cuba, and later the entrenched leader of the embargo Communist nation. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Chapman & Hall 1955 - First edition. Original blue cloth titled in gilt in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Biro. Author's presentation copy inscribed on publication to John Betjeman, "John with love from Evelyn / June 30th 1955". A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which show a little browning and wear to the corners A fine association, linking two of the foremost literary figures of the twentieth century. Waugh and Betjeman were introduced by Diana Guinness at Biddeston, the Guinness's country house. They were contemporaries and acquaintances at Oxford, with a number of mutual friends, though not close. "The relationship between the two men was edgy, perhaps best summarised by Waugh himself in a letter to Betjeman's wife on 7 January 1950 - 'My love to John. Though he does not love me as I love him.'" - A.N. Wilson (Betjeman) However, Betjeman's undergraduate eccentricity seemingly had one significant literary influence on Waugh. Betjeman famously brought his teddy bear, whom he had named Archibald Ormsby-Gore, up to Magdelen, carrying it wherever he went and talking of it as if it held its own views, "Archibald has accepted the Incumbency of Raum's Episcopal Chapel, Homerton, E. 17. He has always been associated with the Evangelical Party and he will have to wear a black gown in the pulpit." It was this sort of flippant humour that lead his tutor, C.S. Lewis, to describe Betjeman in his diary as an "idle prig" who attended tutorials in "eccentric bedroom slippers". However, such antics undoubtedly formed the basis for Sebastian Flight's behaviour at Oxford in Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. After coming down from Oxford, Waugh and Betjeman remained friends. Waugh also formed a close and lifelong friendship with Betjeman's wife Penelope, whom he dedicated his novel Helena to and used her as the basis for the eponymous character. The Betjemans attended both Waugh's marriage to Laura and his funeral. Betjeman mentions receiving this presentation copy in a letter to Waugh of the 2 July 1955, "I came back the night before last. to find your new novel awaiting me and inscribed by you." It would appear that this book was given by Betjeman to his personal secretary at the time, Anita Dent. Betjeman was a friend of the Dent family and gave the toast at Anita's wedding in 1958. Accompanying the book is a letter of provenance from Anita Dent's son, Simon Coury, outlining the connection with Betjeman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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