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        Le Tranfuge (The Outsider)

      Gallimard, 1955. Softcover. Very Good. Gallimard, Paris 1955. French Edition. French Softcover Edition from Gallimard. No d'edition 5049. No d'impression 3345. Signed by Richard Wright on the half title page. Inscribed "To Jack with all my best wishes. Feb. 7, 1956, Paris". The inscription is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Age toning, name at the front endpaper. Rare wrap around publisher ad which is torn. Protected by a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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        RUE DESCHAMBAULT. (STREET OF RICHES). Signed.

      Beauchemin, Montréal 1955 - Roy, Gabrielle. RUE DESCHAMBAULT. (STREET OF RICHES). Signed. Montreal: Beauchemin, 1955. First Edition of Gabrielle Roy’s fourth book, a collection of eighteen short stories, winner of the 1957 Governor General's Award, Inscribed by this important Canadian author on the front free endpaper to acclaimed pianist, accompanist and chamber musician John Newmark in French. "A John Newmark, qui percoit si finement avec une si delicate sensibilite la resonnance d'un livre affortura quelques bons moments, Gabrielle Roy." [Inscription freely translated as: "To John Newmark, who finely perceives with delicate sensibility the nuances of a book, this one, with the hope that he will be afforded some wonderful moments. Gabrielle Roy."] Genuine presentation Gabrielle Roy books are rarely encountered. A near fine or better copy showing some light use [spine slightly cocked] in the publisher's illustrated stiff paper wrappers with integral French flaps. 8vo. 261 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Guestbook of the "Wiener Frauenverein" (Women's Society of Vienna) with more than 1650 autogr. entries by prominent artists of the time, among them Felix Salten, Raoul Auernheimer, Marie Herzfeld, and Hans Weigel.

      Vienna, 1926-1955. - 4to. 56 ff. Contemp. calf with giltstamped cover illustration. This fine, exceptionally copious guestbook with more than 1650 entries documents three decades of society events hosted by the women's association founded by Minna Kautsky, Irma von Troll-Borostyáni, Maria Janitschek, Anna Forstenheim, and Ellen Key on April 1, 1885. One of its first board members was Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. Among the prominent members and guests of the society, to which men could belong as "suppporting members" only, are writers such as Raoul Auernheimer, Mathilde Berger, Käthe Braun-Prager, Karola von Buschmann, Ida Maria Deschmann, Marie Franzos, Marie von Glaser, Thusnelda Henning, Marie Herzfeld, Else Kastner-Michalitschke, Emil Marriot, Karoline Murau, Ludwig Ranzenhofer, Felix Salten, Dora von Stockert-Meynert, Helene Tuschak-Lafite, Gisela Urban, Paula von Wasserburger, Hans Weigel, Marie Werner, Alfred von Winterstein, and Grete Wolf, as well as numerous artists, including Marie Arnsburg, Hugo Darnaut, Auguste Döll, Marie Egner, Jehuda Epstein, Camilla Göbl(-Wahl), Susanne Granitsch, Melanie Horsetzky von Hornthal, Claudia Layer, Richard Lux, Olga Prager, Lea Reinhart, Karl Schneider, Ludwig Karl Strauch, Bertha von Tarnoczy, and Paula Wildhack. Musicians such as Maria Brüning, Paula Herz-Leitgeb, Olga Hueber-Mansch, Wilhelm Kienzl, Artur Mikolasch, Elsa Weigl-Pazeller, and Louis Rée have signed their names, as have representatives of politics and finance (among them the jurists Leodegar Petrin and Gustav Lippert), actors (Babette Devrient-Reinhold), and the architect Alfred Keller. - The volume begins with a dedication by Dora von Stockert-Meynert (the society's president for many years after WWI) on occasion of the opening of the 1926 Christmas exhibition; later events include a "Tee-Abend am 8. Dezember 1926 in der Galerie Fromme", exhibitions at the Palais Ratibor (1928), in the Glaspalast (1937), and at the Staatsdruckerei (1952), finally closing with the celebration of the Society's 70th anniversary on April 1, 1955. For the history of the Society cf. S. Schmid-Bortenschlager, "Der Verein der Schriftstellerinnen und Künstlerinnen in Wien 1885-1938", in: Jahrbuch der Universität Salzburg 83 (1981), p. 124-137, and M. Teuchmann, "Der Verein der Schriftstellerinnen und Künstlerinnen in Wien", in: Die Frau im Korsett. Wiener Frauenalltag zwischen Klischee und Wirklichkeit. Exhibition catalog. Vienna, Eigenverlag der Museen der Stadt Wien, 1984, p. 85f. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      NEW YORK NY: MACMILLAN CO (THE). NF/VG+. PUB 1955. FIRST PRINTING. ISBN: AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK/ A COCK ROBIN THRILLER. BOOK IS VERY NICE WITH SOME SCATTERED DARK SPOTTING OF THE DARK BLUECLOTH DUE TO FOXING WITH THE UPPER CORNER OF THE HALF-TITLE CLIPPED.D.J. HAS SOME LIGHT WEAR AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH SOME LIGHTFOXING OF THE WHITE AREAS, A LIGHT STAIN ON THE REAR PANEL, AND CORNERSOF THE FRONT FLAP PRICE-CLIPPED. AN ATTRACTIVE COPY OF A VERY SCARCEBOOK.. Keywords: ESPIONAGE FICTION, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        The Sweet Flypaper of Life

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition of the classic collaboration between DeCarava and Hughes. Small octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Roy DeCarava on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear. Roth 101, Parr & Badger, The Photobook I, 242; The Open Book, 160. Acknowledged as the most influential black writer of his generation, and as one of the greatest American poets of all time here composed a fictional story to accompany DeCarava's images, creating a lyrical tale about imaginary characters to go with photographs of real people" (Roth, 138). Hailed as "an important step forward" in the history of photobooks, Sweet Flypaper of Life proved especially significant in its "design, featuring a pacy, cinematic style. It is also a book that had more impact in its cheaper paperback edition, since, radically, Hughes' text begins on the cover" (Parr & Badger II:242). "The book won two awards, received critical acclaim in The New York Times Book Review… sold out its first edition, and was reprinted many times. It is one of the most successful collaborations between a great writer and a great photographer ever published" (Roth, 138).

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition, library issue)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1955 - First reinforced library Edition (meaning the edition issued to libraries by the publisher, as opposed to an ex-library copy), with "REINFORCED LIBRARY EDITION" stamped on the front jacket panel across Harold's belly. Jacket is first issue, but price clipped by the publisher (again, as issued).Near Fine in cloth covered boards with white lettering and a Very Good plus, price clipped dust jacket. Front board lightly bowed. Price clipping is jagged, jacket has mild rubbing at the extremities, light toning to the spine, and a short closed tear to the top edge of the front panel. A lovely copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Gray Barker, Clarksburg, WV 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plakat / Poster: Mazowsze.

      0 - Plakat von 1955 in polnischer Sprache für das Staatliche Tanz- und Gesangensemble "Mozowsze". Im Druck oben rechts signiert: Lenica 55. Druck, Herausgeber: W/G Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Graficzne, Redakcja Kulturalna, Warszawa, Ul. Smolna 10. Maße: 99,0 x 67,0 cm. Plakat mit minimalen Randläsuren, Ecken mit Nadellöchern, mittig gefaltet. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Poster from 1955 in polish language. Measure: 99,0 x 67,0 cm. Print-signed: Lenica. Print / editor: W/G Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Graficzne, Redakcja Kulturalna, Warszawa, Ul. Smolna 10. Poster with light edgewear, corners with pinholes, foldet in the middle. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Biblioteka poeta. Bol'shaja serija.

      Moskau 1955 - Biblioteka pojeta. Bol'shaja serija. Vtoroe izdanie. 1955 - 1983. Komplekt iz 162-h knig. Polnyj spisok vyshlem po zaprosu. Sostojanie knig - ot horoshego do ochen' horoshego. Vollständige Liste wird auf Wunsch zugeschickt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theories Relativistes De La Gravitation et De L'Electromagnetisme ****SIGNED BY S. CHANDRASEKHAR - NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS - 1983****

      Masson et Cie 1955 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION; TEXT IN FRENCH; FROM THE LIBRARY OF S. CHANDRASEKHAR ONE OF THE MOST EMINENT ASTROPHYSICIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND WINNER OF THE 1983 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS; SIGNED BY CHANDRASEKHAR ON THE FLYLEAF AND DATED AUGUST 7, 1959; the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is solid; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften des Theologischen Konvents Augsburgischen Bekenntnisses, Heft 9

      Lutherisches Verlagshaus, Berlin 1955 - 1 136 Seiten altersbedingt guter Zustand, angestoßen, Bibliotheksexemplar, Leinen

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        Observation of antiprotons

      1955. First edition. <p>Discovery of the Antiproton</p><p>Chamberlain, 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.</p><p>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&#39;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&#39;s experimental ingenuity insured its triumph:</p><p>"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. . . .</p><p>"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).</p>

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        Description historique des monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain communement appelees Medailles Imperiales. 8 volumes.

      Graz: Akademische Druck- U. Verlagsanstalt, 1955. - COHEN, HENRY and FEUARDENT Description historique des monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain communement appelees Medailles Imperiales. 8 volumes. Graz: Akademische Druck- U. Verlagsanstalt, 1955. 2nd edition, 8vo., 8 volumes set (xxvii, [1], 544 p.; xvi, 446, [1] p.; 426, [1] p.; 532, [1] p.; 545, [1] p.; 570, [1] p.; 496, [1] p.; 510, [1] p.), ills. Original bdg. Very good. ISBN: EURO 500 CATALOG: Numismatics KEYWORDS: Numismatics Money Reference Roman Empire

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        Les Européens. Photographies.

      Paris: Editions Verve, 1955 - Folio. Original boards, with the full wrap-around lithographic decoration and titles after Joan Miro in red, yellow, blue and black. Corners lightly bumped, head and foot of spine lightly surface cracked, an exceptional copy with the perfect-bound plates entirely sound and the binding uncompromised. 144 photographic illustrations by Cartier-Bresson. First edition, first printing. One of the legendary photographer's two or three key books. This, the true first edition, was never issued in dust jacket. Copies in this condition are very scarce.

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        Chanticleer. Variation IX

      ca. 1955. Color monoprint. Signed, numbered 1/1 and titled in pencil. 22 x 30 inches.

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        BRAIN WAVE.

      Melbourne, London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd, [1955] - Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "BRAIN WAVE, perhaps his most famous single novel, remains very nearly his finest. Its premise is simple: for millions of years the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field whose effect has been to inhibit "certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes", and thus certain neuronic functions; it is a concept Vernor Vinge would exploit and expand in his A FIRE UPON THE DEEP (1992). When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse-speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence; after the book has traced various absorbing consequences of this transformation, a transfigured humanity reaches for the stars, leaving behind (it is a conclusion evocative of Clifford D Simak at his best) former mental defectives and bright animals to inherit the planet." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-22. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 242-6. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips with shallow loss at upper spine end and upper front corner tip, 18 mm closed tear at top edge of rear panel, some partial light internal age-darkening to spine panel and flap folds (no show through), and some soiling to rear panel. Overall, an attractive copy of a book that is quite scarce in superior condition. (#103761) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Chopin: Young Polish Genius. An Imaginative Story based on the First Fifteen Years of the Fantastic Life of the great Pianist-Composer Frederic Chopin [cover title]: Chopin: Young Polish Genius. A Book based on the early years of Frederic Chopin

      New York: Arpeggio Press Publications. (1955). First edition. Quarto. 36 mimeographed leaves printed rectos only with printed title page. Two leaves of photocopied illustrations and two pages of photomechanically reproduced music. Clasp bound in orange wrapeprs with printed paper label. Age-toning on the wrappers, small tears on the yapped edges, very good. Fictionalized account of Chopin&#39;s early life. Warmly Inscribed by the author to Mildred Dilling (the harpist who taught, among others, Harpo Marx). Hammer was a noted Hollywood cameraman and still photographer. Rare. OCLC locates no copies of this title, or any other publication by this publisher and only a single song by this author. .

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        Goethe as the Sage" in Gedenkschrift zur Verleihung Hansischen Goethe-Preises.

      Hamburg: University of Hamburg, [1955] - Octavo. White paper wrappers printed in black. Some thumb soiling and staining to covers, head of backstrip bumped, small creases to page corners. Illustrated with photographs. Parallel German-English text. First edition, first impression; 1200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed on the top front cover "to Luke Malman with most cordial good wishes T. S. Eliot." Booklet issued on the presentation of the Hanseatic Goethe Prize awarded to Eliot. An important essay and rare in presentation state. Gallup B74. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        KAY THOMPSON'S ELOISE : A BOOK FOR PRECOCIOUS GROWN UPS / DRAWINGS BY HILARY KNIGHT.

      Simon and Schuster, 1955., New York: - First edition (11th printing). 4to. 65pp. Signed by author: "For Jan for lords sake Kay Thompson". Original dust jacket with minor wear, soiling to rear cover. Original white cloth boards with light dust soiling to lower edge of front cover. Appears to be a working copy. Several leaves with remnants/stubs of page markers on blank foremargins, others with oxidized shadows of paper clips to top margins p. 24 with markings in blue ink, parentheses, quotation marks, etc. p. 27 with manuscript text added to printed text: "Well my darling I love you too jolly good jolly good jolly good." Correction on p. 56 with manuscript note added to printed text: "(Don't hurt Philip) 'Oh you poor darling Boy it's [?] at [?] isn't it." Book includes two manuscript sheets in pencil by Thompson, seems to be the beginning of an unrelated story. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kay Thompson&#39;s Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition. Hardbound. slightly worn at the heel and crown of the spine (more at the crown). the covers are slightly yellowed and two small sections of the cover have been lifted off from scotch tape removal. the pullout (pages 13-16) is present but detached (bright with no tears). the pages are very slightly tanned at the edges. the dust jacket lacks the spine and there are some chips at the edges and folds. the front and rear inside flaps of the jacket are present but detached. in all, a good to very good, sound copy of this very desirable and scarce first printing. laid in is a slip correcting text to p 50 -- "Lily Dache" to "Coco Chanel.. First issue. 65 pp. 4to [8 x 11-1/4].

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        Kay Thompson's Eloise

      SIMON AND SCHUSTER, NEW YORK, NY 1955 - Illustrated dust jacket and cover board. Dust jacket in plastic book jacket cover. Some pages slightly loose. Illustrated throughout. Shows wear on spine. Light soiling on pages. Pages light browning. Edges and corners rubbed. Dust jacket price is $4.95 DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: THIRD PRINTING 65 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELOISE: A Book for Precocious Grown-Ups (SIGNED by Illustrator, SECOND PRINTING)

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1955, Stated Second Printing - SIGNED and dated 2007, 1955, SECOND PRINTING. Pictorial Knight DJ unclipped ($2.95); in mylar; has tiny chips on corners; top spine edge has two small tears on side seams; bottom spine edge has small chip with inch and half tear on one side seam; tiny closed tear middle of top back edge; two short tears, one on top front and one on bottom front edges; tiny chip on front right side on seam; light dust soiling on white back cover. Book is covered in white cloth with black and red lettering and an Eloise jumping figure; has darkening from water mark on bottom left corner which has not gone through to book pages except to cause slight waving, no stain, on bottom of left side of pages; page 27 has dog-ear fold; some edgewear on bottom. This is a difficult book to find in such nice condition as it was loved to piece by its ELOISE loving owner. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eloise

      Simon and Schuster 1955 - SIGNED EARLY EDITION of Kay Thompson's Eloise First published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1955, this is a 14th printing of the original edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper in the lower left corner. Book near fine. DJ very good. DJ price reads $4.95. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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&#39;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. .

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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]

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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.

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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 - First Edition, First Printing with "FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 1955" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful dustjacket with the $3.50 printed price present on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the spine. The book has minor wear to the boards. The binding is tight, and there is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lord Of The Flies

      Coward-McCann, New York 1955 - Lord Of The Flies, William Golding, 1955 Coward-McCann. Hardback First American Edition stated. Quarter mustard cloth over greenish buckram boards are clean and binding is straight and tight. Dust Jacket is in near fine condition with some edgeware where cover meets spine and minor chipping on top and bottom of spine. Front flap shows $3.50 price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LORD OF THE FLIES

      Coward-McCann, Inc., New York 1955 - First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 dark green textured paper over quarter beige cloth, with titles stamped in dark green on spine; dustjacket; 243pp. Contemporary owners name and date to front endpaper, sunning to board edges, with faint trace of foxing to text edges; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with light wear to spine ends and corner tips, else a bright, Near Fine example. Housed in a custom dark green cloth slipcase. Considerably less common that its British counterpart; when Lord of the Flies was first published in the U.S. in 1955, it sold only 2,383 copies before quickly going out of print. By the numbers, fewer copies of the American edition were produced and survived than the British, which was published at 3,040 copies. Golding's best-known and most controversial novel. Lord of Flies is ranked #41 on the Modern Library's list of 100 Best Novels, and is the basis for both the 1963 Peter Brook film (terrific) and the 1990 film directed by Harry Hook (ghastly). Though it remains one of the most challenged books by the American Library Association year after year, it is likely to be required reading in schools for the forseeable future. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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