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        I say, this isn't going to be three-dimensional, is it?

      c. 1955. Sheet size: 210 × 250 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dizionario letterario delle opere e dei personaggi di tutti i tempi e di tutte le letterature con Appendice A-Z e Indici + Personaggi A-Z e Indice + Dizionario letterario degli Autori.

      Subject: (Letteratura mondiale). Milano, Bompiani, 1955/1966, sette e tre + due + tre, in totale quindici volumi in-8vo t.tela editoriale rossa, eccellente stato di nuovo, con migliaia di pagine (ben oltre le 10.000) ed illustrazioni a colori e non sia nel testo che fuori testo. Il set completo (deve essere di 15 volumi) di opera assolutamente indispensabile, ancor oggi.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Body Snatchers

      UK: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955 London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in fine condition, the jacket is near fine with some surface wear to the black at the spine tips and corners. No loss to the jacket and not price-clipped. One of the best-known science fiction novels, due in part to the four film versions, but critically derided for its lack of originality, yet it remains to the day highly collectable. Published previously in Collier's Magazine as a serial in 1954. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Kay Thompson's Eloise

      SIMON & SCHUSTER, NEW YORK, NY 1955 - Illustrated dust jacket. Sunned spine. Dust jacket has discoloration, frayed, some soiling and stains. Embossed title and design on spine and front cover, discoloration and stains on bottom edges. Front flap clipped. Illustrated througout. DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: SECOND PRINTIN 65 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        THE ARAB and HIS HORSE (signed 1st) + Raswan Index 8 page insert + Two Arabian Mares Insert

      Carl R. Raswan (self-published), Santa Fe, New Mexico 1955 - 148 pages. First edition, first printing of this sought after title in DJ with extras!!! This copy is signed by Carl Raswan on his personal red bookplate in both Arabic and English. Bookplate is adhered to inside front panel. Bookplate is not inscribed to anyone. FFEP has an Arabic inscription neatly written around the edges of the page. In the center of the page is a gift inscription in English, dated 1955. The inscription is not from Raswan, rather the bookplate is signed by Raswan. Also included is an 8 page promo insert for The Raswan Index and Handbook for Arabian Breeders. This rare promo includes complete sample pages from the Raswan Index while also noting that the Raswan Index will be available in December 1955. Nearly 50 entries plus the books Introduction. A third item is included in this sale. A 4 page insert Titled TWO ARABIAN MARES both registered as belonging to the HAMDANI strain, but unlike, Why? This insert includes 4 photographs of the mare/stallion and a breakdown of their bloodline. Getting back to The Arab and His Horse, book is tight and fold-out map still attached to inside rear panel. Tan boards with bright Red/Orange illustrated design matching that of the silhouette design on the DJ. Corners are sharp. The panels show some soiling that appears as if it could be wiped clean as the material lends itself to easy cleaning. Color frontispiece shows a couple of wrinkles at lower corner. The original DJ shows a couple of chips and a 1 inch closed tear to the front at the top. DJ shows spotting, mostly around edges on DJ rear and on the backstrip. Currently, DJ spotting is untreated, but with a little care, this can brighten up. A desirable collection of a most desired title, in the first printing, signed by Carl Raswan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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      Paris: Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original olive green and white wrappers printed in black. Corners faintly rubbed, remains of price sticker to rear cover of Volume Two, next to the printed price "Francs: 900", spines a little creased, edges of text blocks very faintly marked at corners, top edges a little toned, but overall very clean and fresh. Excellent copies. First edition, first issue of one of the most controversial novels of the 20th century. Published by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press after a series of refusals from US and UK publishers. Copyright is stated as: "Copyright 1955 by V. Nabokov and The Olympia Press", which would trigger a lengthy dispute between Nabokov and Girodias. "My poor Lolita is having a rough time. The pity is that if I had made her a boy, or a cow, or a bicycle, Philistines might never have flinched" (Nabokov to Graham Greene, 1956).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      NY: Ballantine Books, (1955). First edition. Published later in England as The Chrysalids. A novella that continued Wyndham's post-World War II thematic approach to science fiction, in which the story is shaped by a catastrophic event -- in this case, a post-nuclear mutant uprising. This is one of only two Wyndham titles to be published in hardcover by Ballantine. This copy shows the typical text block browning from poor quality paper, otherwise fine in green cloth, and equally fine dust jacket, which has just the slightest hint of wear to spine ends.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Poems. North & South ? A Cold Spring

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company; Cambridge, The Riverside Press,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. A lovely, fresh copy in the jacket with a small chip from the front panel and a short closed tear to the lower panel. First edition, first printing of the author's second book. This volume contains Bishop's first book, North & South, which was originally published nine years earlier, and her second collection, A Cold Spring.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Here Be Dragons. Stories

      Paris: Editions Finisterre,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Wrapper very lightly rubbed, spine and top edge just a bit tanned, front hinge cracked. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first collection of short stories. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies out of a total edition of 1125. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed by him on the half-title "For Saul and Emily – my most dragon-like friends, with love from Alfred", along with a sketch of two dragons.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fontes Ambrosiani. In Lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae.

      Milano 1955 - XXIX. Folio. Halblederband mit goldverzierten Deckeln. Beide Kapitale mit Lederverlust. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. In Folieneinband eingebunden. Mit Schuber, dieser mit einer offenen Kante. Innen sehr guter Zustand, leicht gebräunt. La Scelta delle Cento Tavole, l'Approvazione delle Riproduzioni e le Didascalie sono dovute a Giorgio Fubini Consulente all'Ambrosiana per i Disegni. Edizione Esclusive di 2030 Esemplari numerati non venale: Nr. 586. Le Selezioni Fotografische dei Colori Eseguite All'Ambrosiana, l'impaginazione, le Riproduzioni, la stampa e la Rilegatura sono state curate da Amilcare Pizzi e dai suoi collaboratori. Fionito di stampare in decembre 1955 dalle Officine Grafiche Amilcare' Pizzi S. p. A. Milano. 1.100 gr. Halblederband mit goldverzierten Deckeln. Beide Kapitale mit Lederverlust. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. In Folieneinband eingebunden. Mit Schuber, dieser mit einer offenen Kante.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Hassold]
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        A world of bibliography of bibliographies and of bibliographical catalogues, calendars, abstracts, digests, indexes, and the like. Third and final edition. Revised and greatly enlarged throghout.

      Subject: (Bibliografia). Geneve, 1955/1966, cinque vol. in-4 legature editoriali tutta tela, pp. XXVIII-8401 (numerate nei vol. I/III su due colonnne, nei vol. IV e V su tre).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Divers (voir notice)

      Albin Michel - RO20004799: Collection des prix Goncourt. Numéroté . 85 volumes complet. La plupart sous emboîtage. décomposé comme suit: IKOR Roger Les eaux mêlées 3 volumes de 249, 234 et 252 pages 1955. COLIN Paul: Les jeux sauvages 2 volumes de 248 et 241 pages 1950.GASCAR Pierre Les bêtes suivi de Le temps des morts 296 pagees 1953. Druon Maurice: Les grandes familles: 2 volumes de 193 et 254 pages 1948. Merle Robert: Week-end à Zuydcoote 275 pages 1949.Simone De Beauvoir: Les mandarins 4 volumes de 208, 276, 297 et 265 pages 1954. Vailland Roger: La loi 317 pages 1957. Beck Beatrix: Léon Morin prêtre 187 pages 1952. GARY Romain: Les racines du ciel: 3 volumes de 240, 240et 235 pages 1956. Gracq Julien: Le rivage des syrtes 2 volumes de 181 et 213 pages 1951. Curtis Jean-Louis: Les forêts de la nuit 2 volumes de 249 et 238 pages 1947. Peyré Joseph: 2 tomes de 197 et 186 pages 1935. Van Der Meersch: L'empreinte du Dieu 258 pages 1936. Plisnier Charles: 2 tomes de 180 et 147 pages 1937. Henri Troyat: L'araigne 249 pages 1938. Heriat Philiipe: Les enfants gatés 2 tomes de 167 et 212 pages. 1939. Ambrière Francis: Les grandes vacances 2 tomes de 258 et 272 pages. 1940. Pourrat Henri: Vent de Mars 236 pages 1941. Bernard Marc: Pareils à des enfants 2 tomes de 164 et 170 pages 1942. Grout Marius: Passage de l'homme 212 pages 1943 . Triolet Elsa: Le premier accroc coûte deux francs 2 tomes de 232 et 225 pages 1944. Bory Jean-Louis: Mon village à l'heure Allemande 2 tomes de 210 et 185 pages 1945 . Gautier Jean-Jacques: Histoire d'un fait divers: 249 pages 1946. Maran rené: Batouala 219 pages 1921. Beraud Henri: Le matyre de l'Obèse:161 pages1922. Beraud Henri: Le vitiol de la Lune: 185 pages 1922. Malraux André: La condition humaine: 2 volumes173 et 207 pages. 1933. Vercel Roger: Capitaine Conan 274 pages 1934. Fabre Lucien: Rabevel ou le mal des ardents 2 tomes de 313 et 333 pages.1923. Sandre Thierry: Le chèvre-feuille 160 pages 1924. Genevoix Maurice: Raboliot 297 pages 1925. De. La librairie Le-livre offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1499 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 tan morocco, brown leather spine labels, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1955). First Edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Magician's Nephew. [Narnia]

      VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Previous owner inscription on fep First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 183pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Coward-McCann, 1955-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955: First American Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First American Edition" on copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 in tact. The book has clean pages, sound binding. Light staining to top of fore edge, that does not extend into the pages. Light traces of erased pencil on front free end paper. Exterior shows light wear and light signs of age. The dust jacket is fragile along the folds, with chipping and some loss to the top and bottom of the spine. Sunning to spine panel.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Return of the King. Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. 1955

      London George Allen & Unwin 1955. G+: in Good plus condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Eps foxed First Edition Red hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 416pp. Fold-out map to rear. First impression with mis-aligned text and signature '4'.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Quiet American

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, head of spine a little faded, some spots to edges of text block, partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly rubbed and toned jacket with a few spots. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Souvenirs du Second Empire".

      1955 - Impression en couleurs collée sur papier, lettres gouachées, signée dans la planche, (1935), 37 x 23 cm. Maquette d'affiche pour une exposition au Louvre sur les "Souvenirs du Second Empire". Inspirée par l'Impératrice EUGENIE, la mode du Second Empire (1852-1870), connaîtra de nombreuses évolutions, notamment dans la forme des jupes et l'adoption de la crinoline. Salissures marginales. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        The Historic King Arthur and the Arthurian Romances

      Glastonbury: n.p., (1955). Unpublished manuscript. Fine. 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'.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward-McCann, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. A superb copy. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with light wear to the edges. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent 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 beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        culture-smulture: a study in anti-relativism [Unique Appropriated and Altered Artist's Book]

      [New York]: marcella house press, 1955. Wraps. Very Good. 12mo. MMPB. Typed hand-made dustjacket with original pencil sketch over original pictorial wraps. Some toning. Generally very good. A unique and early artists' book which appropriates a Hank Ketcham DENNIS THE MENACE mass market paperback as send-up of both the art and publishing markets. Lezak has designed and added her own cover and includes fake blurbs ("'...oy... - p. picasso'"), false imprint, phony "by the same author," etc. In addition, throughout Lezak has added penciled commentaries to the cartoons themselves humorously and knowingly deconstructing their methods. Lezak is perhaps best remembered as the wife of Fluxus artist and poet Jackson Mac Low. They married in 1962 and divorced in 1978. She is the eponymous dedicatee of Mac Low's 1972 STANZAS FOR IRIS LEZAK. In 1955, Lezak was living as an artist in New York and had taken a vow of poverty. She continued to paint throughout her life. One of the earliest examples of the altered book we've seen, whose approach prefigures by at least several years the wry humor of better-known Fluxus experiments the following decade. A prescient work, echoing Duchamp's readymades and predating most other examples of the altered book form we've encountered.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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      Montréal: Beauchemin, 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.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Goethe as the Sage

      Hamburg: University of Hamburg,, [1955]. in Gedenkschrift zur Verleihung Hansischen Goethe-Preises. Octavo. White paper wrappers printed in black. Illustrated with photographs. Parallel German-English text. Some thumb soiling and staining to covers, head of backstrip bumped, small creases to page corners. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by Evans Brothers Limited, 1955. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Lodge, Grace. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. An exciting story of children and their doings! SIGNED by author for 'Cheryl' to half-title page. A few small dark marks to spine. Browning to very top and tail of spine. Foxing to endpapers, prelims, outer page edges and some page margins internally. Pictorial wrapper is worn to edges, with some fading to spine, chips to corners and light edge-creasing. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Clyde Coast and Loch Lomond. British Railways for Pleasure Sailings Amidst Magnificent Scenery.

      British Railways. No date. Ca. 1955. - Color lithographic bird's-eye view pictographic / pictorial map, approximately 39 x 49 inches, mounted on board with wooden frame 40 x 50 inches. A few small marks to upper right image, 1/4 inch abrasion to upper left edge (on neatline), small abrasions have been infilled, a few soft creases from folding (minimised by backing); two holes in each side of frame where previously attached to wall. Overall good to very good condition. An oversize framed poster as it would have been displayed in a railway station. The poster by W. C. Nicolson features an attractive bird's-eye view map of the western coast of Scotland with railway routes marked.

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        1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

      Lausanne: Guild du Livre, 1955 - Octavo. Original wrappers with photo illustrated dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. Illustrations from photos by Robert Doisneau throughout. First edition, first impression. Text in French.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        XXI Letters:

      Stanford Dingley: The Mill House Press,, 1955. a correspondence between Robert Bridges and R. C. Trevelyan on New Verse and The Testament of Beauty. Tall quarto. original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine titles a little flaked, small mark and loss of size to lower board, faint spotting to rear endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the publisher, Robert Gathorne-Hardy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "for Siegfried Sassoon with the homage & gratitude of the printer." Loosely inserted are two autograph letters signed from Gathorne-Hardy to Sassoon, one dated 1955 thanking Sassoon for the gift of a copy of his book the Tasking, the other dated 1957 presenting this copy of XXI Letters as "a token of gratitude for allowing us to print your poems. I think it represents a shrine we both worship at". The publisher is referring to Common Chords, the 1950 Mill House Press publication of Sassoon's verse. Also loosely inserted is the printer's forward, inscribed "for S. S. from Bob G-H". Gathorne-Hardy has also made minor corrections to the text on pages 1 and 4.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aperture Vol. 3 No. 4. Alfred Stieglitz - Seer

      Rochester: Aperture, [1955]. Very good in wrappers.. First Edition. Issue 3:4 of Aperture, the seminal photographic periodical of the last 50 years. Edited by Minor White. Including the first instance in print of Dorothy Norman's seminal study of Alfred Stieglitz, later revised in Aperture 8:1, and then again for her landmark work on Stieglitz, An American Seer, published by Random House in 1973. Dorothy Norman's copy, with four pages of extensive notes and emendations.

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        Christophe Colomb

      Les Editions Georges Guillot, Paris 1955 - In Folio, feuillets sous étui et emboittage, justification de tirage et gravure frontispice, trente illustrations sur cuivre à pleine page protégés par des serpentes par Alber Decaris, L'un des 200 exemplaires sur Grand Velin d'Arches -Ici exemplaire N° 146. Très bel exemplaire, boite comportant quelque frottement sans gravité. Rare Exemplaire de ce travail réalisé pour l'anniversaire de la mort de C.Colon.

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        The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / One of my Chicago Della Streets / With all my best / Yours / Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / December 1959." Slightly cocked, else Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the corners and a couple of short closed tears. A very presentable copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Ballantine Books. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. (1955). First Edition. Hardcover. No signatures. Some bumping to ends of spine. Some browning and marking to spine. Spotting to page edges. Spotting to reverse of dust wrapper. Some marking to dust wrapper. Rubbing to ends of dust wrapper spine adn to folds. 1" x 1/8" chip missing at head of dust wrapper spine. A couple of 1/4" tears at tail of dust wrapper spine. 3/4" x 1/8" chip missing at bottom of rear fold of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; [vi], 167, [3], pages. Green cloth boards. Page dimensions: 183mm x 109mm. Contents: Bright Segment; Microcosmic God; Ghost Of A Chance; Prodigy; Medusa; Blabbermouth; Shadow, Shadow On The Wall; Twink. "The weird and wonderful mind of Theodore Sturgeon has been described (by Ray Bradbury) as having 'the attributes of a magnificent fire-cracker string, ending in a loud twelve-incher.' In the years since his first stories were appearing in Unknown in the early '40s, Sturgeon has amused, terrified and delighted readers with such milestones of fantasy as 'It,' 'The Ultimate Egoist,' and 'Maturity.' - from the rear biography. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        United States Reports. Vols. 91 to 351, in 261 books (1875-1955)

      1955. United States Reports. United States Supreme Court. Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court... opinions and decisions. New York: Banks Law Publishing and Washington: Government Printing Office. Vols. 91 to 351. (1875-1955), 261 books. Original publisher's tan cloth bindings with upper red and lower black spine lettering pieces, ex-library with property stamps on outer edges and inside covers. Many stamped on outside front cover. Eighteen volumes 258 to 275, with chipped spine labels. Twelve volumes 340 to 351 with light to moderate spine creases. All volumes internally clean and bright. Reprint Price USD 14,840.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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      MUNICIPALES 1955 - Lang: Español 0 Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 65 x 95 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        La Statuaire Khmere Et Son Evolution: - Volumes 1 & 2, Texte & Planches. Text & Plates

      Saigon:: L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient,, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Publications De L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient. Volume XXXVII. Issued as 2 volumes, with text and plates. Volume 1, 322 page with 34 figure drawing plates in the text, notes & bibliographical references,index of names, archaeological and historical. Volume 2, 114 plates, many two illustrations per page, with description of each on page and at front, the majority of the plates are of an excellent quality. Rebound in red cloth with gilt tiles, texts in excellent clean condition, covers very good, slight bumps to corners. Slight age fading to text edges. 11 by 7.25 inches. A rare set.

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        BRAIN WAVE

      Melbourne London Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd Melbourne, London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd,. [1955]. boards.. 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. corner tips, small abrasion to spine panel just below "WAVE," and. dust soiling to rear panel. Overall, an attractive copy of a book. that is quite scarce in superior condition. (#146080). 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.

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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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        Les Métamorphoses du vide

      Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1955. Livre. Illus. by Maurice Henry. Très bon. Cartonnage Éditeur. Ed. originale. Paris, Les Editions de Minuit, sd [1955]. 27 x 21 cm, 32 ff. n. ch. entièrement illustrés en couleurs, la plupart ajourés, cartonnage illustré en bleu et noir de l'éditeur, dos toilé. Edition originale de ce célèbre album à transformations qui coûta une fortune à l'éditeur en raison de ses difficultés de fabrication. Exemplaire avec le cartonnage non ajouré et illustré en bleu. Peu commun. Bel exemplaire malgré les coupes du premier plat un peu frottées. (MONOD, 5933 ; VIGNES, 198).

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      [florence]: Edizioni Ponte Vecchio,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Elephant Folio 23" tall; Oblong folio, cloth, cover label, d/j [shallow chipping). 25 facsimile plates. Quite minor spotting to front matter. 24 x 18". Plates generally FINE. Scarce, none found at auction, Worldcat locate 5 copies in collections. Italian language. Mainly architectural plates. Folio sized Introductory pamphlet supplies the front matter. ; 0 .

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        SON OF A SMALLER HERO. Signed

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1955 Richler, Mordecai. SON OF A SMALLER HERO. First Edition, Inscribed Presentation Copy. "July 29th '55 London / To Donnie & Joan - affectionately & with all / good wishes [from us both] / Mordecai / - I'm glad you understood / the book so well- even if you didn't agree". Genuine contemporary Richler presentations are rare. A very good copy in a worn dustwrapper designed by R. F. Micklewright. $1375.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Son of a Smaller Hero

      Andre Deutsch, London 1955 - Gilt lettered red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. This copy signed by the author on the title page. Slightly cocked. Minor staining to rear flap but overall a near fine copy of a Montreal book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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