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        Oldsmobile Design

      c. 1955. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Henry Gurr". 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. Framed. 22 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. R. H.Gurr worked for both Ford and Lincoln in Detroit during the early 1950's. He was the author of several books on the subject of auto design: "How to Draw the Car of Tomorrow" - 1952, and "Automobile Design: The Complete Styling Book" - 1955. At about that time he moved to California and got a job as a designer for Disney Land. This handsome back view of an Oldsmobile 88 demonstrates many stylistic features of the period. in fact, it is a quintessential 1950's American car. The Museum of Automobile Art & Design website

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Arquivo De Bibliografia Portuguesa. 1955-1974

      Coimbra: Atlântida. 4 vols. Vol.1 : 1955-56, Anos I, II. 402 + 431pp. Vol.2 : 1957-59, Anos III - V. 270 + 247 + 244pp. Vol.3 : 1960-66, Anos VI - IX. 270 + 324 + 167 + 137pp. Vol.4 : 1967-74, Anos X, XVII. 171 + 135 + 119 + 253 + 124 + 175pp. All illus. in b/w. Indexes. Articles from Georges Bonnant, A.Ferrand de Almeida Fernandes, J.F.Peeters-Fontaines, Jorge Peixoto, Antero de Quental... .

      [Bookseller: Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books]
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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Mountain on the Desert: A Philosophical Journey

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1955. First. First edition. A tiny spot on the spine, else fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine, a couple of small spots on the front panel, and several old internal repairs. Inscribed by the author: "For Edward and Florence Castetter, this small souvenir of a large picnic lunch many years ago. Conrad Richter. May 11, 1955." Edward Castetter, an ethnobotanist and head of the biology department at the University of New Mexico, is one of the dedicatees of this philosophical journey through the deserts of New Mexico. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The First Four Minutes (SIGNED First Edition and Limited 50th anniversary Edition with extras)

      Putnam 1955 - First Title:'The First Four Minutes' - First UK printing published by Putnam in 1955.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD + condition.The book is tight and has light foxing to the prelims and rear endpapers.The foxing has lightly encroached on to some of the page edges in places.There is some dustiness and browning of the text block.The boards are lightly faded at the edges but more pronounced at the lower spine area.The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD - condition.It is not price-clipped but it does suffer from edge-wear, creasing,rubbing and loss in places - see photos.The wrapper however remains striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED,DATED and SIGNED by Roger Bannister to the front blank end paper.Accompanying this title is a typed letter addressed to the recipients of the book inscription and SIGNED by Norris McWhirter (The famous Sports Presenter who on 6 May 1954,kept the time when Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile). Second title:'The First Four Minutes' - First UK printing thus published by Sutton Publishing in 2004.This was issued as a limited 50th anniversary edition.The BOOK and WRAPPER are in FINE condition.The hardback book is tight,clean and unread.The wrapper is completed and is protected within a removable Brodart archival protector. Limited edition bookplate to first blank end paper which has been SIGNED and Numbered by Sir Roger Bannister.Limited to an edition of 239 (the number of seconds it took Roger Bannister to run the first mile under four minutes).This is number 104.An iconic title and scarce to find in its own right as this limited signed edition.A wonderful set of two SIGNED editions marking the first sub four minute mile and enhanced by the associated SIGNED letter. More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        First Four Minutes - SIGNED by the Author

      A first edition, first printing published by Putnam in 1955. A very good book with some staining to the front board and fading to the spine. A light thin stain to the corner of the pages. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Bannister. With flyer from the signing in the 1950s. In a very good+ (or better) wrapper which is a little faded to the spine and has some rubbing to the corners.Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      André Gonin 1955 - En feuilles sous chemise et étui. Trente cinq lithographies de Hans Erni. Exemplaire n°152/320 sur papier de Rives, signé de l'éditeur, avec une suite des essais lithographiques. Très bon état, malgré de petits défaut sur l'étui.

      [Bookseller: tant qu'il y aura des livres]
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        Corso-Biderman Photograph Collection

      New York, NY, c. 1955-1985. Original Gelatin Silver Photographic Prints. Single Sheets. Very Fine. A most unique & important collection of original photographs depicting three icons of the Beat Generation: Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg, separately & together, spanning the mid-1950s through the mid-1980s. These ten images were in the possession of Corso (1930-2001) while he lived & traveled in NYC, San Francisco, Greece, Italy & elsewhere. They were given by him to Peggy Biderman (1926-1991), a resident of the legendary Chelsea Hotel in NYC, during the course of their long friendship from the late 1960s until the late 1980s. The photographs passed on to her daughter, Beth Biderman, who lived with her at the Chelsea & also knew Corso well, & are now proudly offered for sale as a whole collection with this very special common provenance. Some of these images have never been reproduced or published to our knowledge. Here are descriptions of each photograph, in approximate order & with approximate image sizes. The total size of each photograph including borders is approximately 11" x 14": 1.- 8&1/2"w x 11"h image. Photo booth image of Allen Ginsberg taken in 1955. A very youthful-looking, besuited Ginsberg (age 29) glancing sideways without his usual pair of glasses. We know of no other print or publication of this image. 2.- 8&1/4" w x 10&3/4"h image. Another photo booth image taken in 1955, with Corso, age 25, & Ginsberg, age 29, together. Beth Biderman writes: "Over the many years of their long friendship, (Corso) gifted many dozens of rare photos to my mother, Peggy Biderman. This is one of the best and is probably also the rarest due to the fact that it is of Corso and Ginsberg together. This photo exists nowhere else." 3.- 9"w x 5&1/2"h image. Close-up facial profile of William S. Burroughs, photographer & date unknown. Burroughs' image here very closely resembles those of him in photographs taken in Tangier in 1961, individually & in groups including Corso, Paul Bowles, etc. that have been published, so we believe it is from that time & place. We know of no other print or publication of this image. 4.- 8&1/2"w x 10&1/2"h image. Portrait of a young Corso wearing a striped shirt & windbreaker jacket, c. 1961, exact date & photographer unknown. We have seen cropped reproductions of Corso's face from this image in publications, this was his personal copy of the entire image. 5.- 9"w x 6&1/2"h image. A delightfully macabre image of Corso posing with a gun to his temple as if about to shoot himself. As Beth Biderman recalls, Corso told her mother that this photograph was taken in Milan, Italy in 1965. Photographer unknown. We know of no other print or publication of this image. 6.- 9"w x 7&1/2"h image. Corso, Ginsberg & Burroughs together, photographed by Fred McDarrah on February 15, 1967 at the opening of Timothy Leary's Meditation Center on Hudson Street in lower Manhattan, NYC. McDarrah (1926-2007) the photographer & picture editor of The Village Voice during its first thirty years, was a renowned photojournalist who captured many famous people & moments throughout his long career. This wonderful image of three Beat icons has been reproduced in many publications, but this particular copy was the property of one of its subjects, Corso, who gave it to Peggy Biderman. 7.- 7&1/4"w x 10&3/4"h image. Corso in front of the Chelsea Hotel, c. early to mid-1970s, photographer unknown. This image is from the time & place in which Peggy Biderman lived at the Chelsea Hotel & Corso was her (along with its other denizens') frequent guest. Her daughter Beth Biderman clearly recalls the flamboyant necktie he is wearing in this photograph, & says that " was probably taken before a reading because Corso dressed up for readings at times, though not always." We know of no other print or publication of this image. 8.- 12"w x 7"h image. Corso at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, photographer unknown. According to Beth Biderman, "it dates to some time in the 1970s and gregory had also written Peggy during this time that he had seen a Greek woman who had looked like her and it had...made him miss her...Gregory often said that all of Western civilization had begun in Greece...but he would also describe why this was so. He was an amazing historian, a self-taught scholar, and had read the history books of the Durants...he was also very knowledgeable about the Greek gods and goddesses and would sometimes exclaim (in fun) "Oh Hades!" (instead of "Oh Hell!") He would also say, "By Zeus!" as an exclaimation. We who knew him well were quite aware of his passion for all things Greek- the culture, the tragedies (particularly those of Sophocles and Euripedes.)" We know of no other print or publication of this image. 9.- 9"w x 6"h image. A smiling William S. Burroughs, flanked & embraced by two women in mummy-wrap attire, photographed by Rodney Werden, c. late 1970s. This image, probably taken at a NYC nightclub during the period when Burroughs resided in "The Bunker" in the Bowery before retiring to Lawrence, Kansas, has appeared on a postcard & perhaps has been otherwise published. This image was in the possession of Corso, who gave it to his devoted friend, Peggy Biderman. 10.- 7"w x 10"h image. Corso walking on a NYC street, c. early-to-mid 1980s. According to Beth Biderman, the original large-scale Polaroid (20" x 24") from which this photograph was created by Corso was taken by a very close associate of Corso and Allen Ginsberg, well-known photographer Elsa Dorfman. Beth also writes, "Elsa Dorfman took photos of the Beats for decades and was also a very dear friend of both Ginsberg and Corso- she knew them both very well and they visited her often in Boston where she lived and worked. She also travelled to both NYC and Ginsberg's "farm" in Cherry Valley, NY to photograph both Ginsberg and Corso, as well as other Beats...My mom first met Ellie (as she was fondly called) in Boston on a poetry reading tour in 1973 that went all around New England and included the earliest Jack Kerouac symposium. This reading tour included Ginsberg, Corso and (Peter) Orlovsky and my mom travelled with them throughout this tour. Elsa Dorfman captures Corso some years later: He's striding along in NYC in this photo, hands in pockets, dressed very dapperly, wearing a leather coat which he loved and had been a gift from someone wealthy. It's a classic photo." Indeed it is, as are all the items in this unique collection with primary Beat provenance & association. All the photographs in this collection are in very fine, virtually mint condition. This sale subject to shipping to confirmed addresses only.

      [Bookseller: Third Mind Books]
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        Charlotte and the White Horse - SIGNED

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1955 - SIGNED first edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: Harper & Brothers, 1955, first printing. [Hanrahan A18]. 12mo., 5 3/8" x 6 3/4", unpaginated 24pp., color illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Sendak's first all-color illustrated book. Black cloth and pictorial paper covered boards, floral design decorative endpapers in color. Inscribed by Sendak to photographer Sing-Si Schwartz on half title: "Jul 70' , For Sing-Si, hello: Maurice Sendak" Laid in is a 1955 publication notice of the book in "The Villager", Greenwich Village, NY, Dec 15, 1955 featuring a photo of Sendak holding a dog. Three 4" x 6" duotone prints of Sendaks illustrations for the book laid in. Book is fine with no wear, dust jacket very good, $2 price on flap, mild age toning, darkening fade along the spine with a small chip off the crown, hairline split along dj spine with internal repair, inner front flap has offsetting from newspaper clipping. Three laid in prints fine. Uncommon signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Ascent of K2. Second Highest Peak in the World

      London: Elek Books,, 1955. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent, fresh copy in the rubbed jacket with some chips and closed tears, fraying at the ends of the spine panel, and a crease and partial closed tear affecting the length of the upper panel. First edition, first impression. With a loosely inserted postcard of the team that scaled K2 for the first time, signed by ten of the mountaineers: Ubaldo Rey, Ugo Angelino, Lino Lacedelli, Erich Abram, Gino Solda, Cirillo Floreanini, Sergio Viotto, Mario Fantin, Guido Pagani, and Pino Galloti. The verso has been inscribed by a mountaineer who discusses some of his climbs and the fact that he climbed with Lino Lacedelli, one of the two Italians who reached the summit of K2 on the first successful attempt. K2 is the second highest peak in the world but a far more difficult climb than Everest, becoming known as The Savage Mountain.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Big Bill Blues. William Broonzy's Story. As Told to Yannick Bruynoghe

      London: Cassell & Co, [1955]. (BLUES) First edition. 8vo. Illustrated. [xii], 139, [1] pp. Publisher's black cloth. Near fine, in good dust jacket with some loss . Country blues musician Big Bill Broonzy's autobiography, inscribed on the frontispiece "to 2 very good friends irine an jay Best wishes from Big BIll Broonzy" and signed by others on the half title and ffep. With a collection of letters, photographs, and song lyrics dating from the early 50s. Broonzy (1893-1958) began his musical career in the 1920s as a country blues musician; he shifted to a more ubran, electric style in the 30s and 40s, and returned again, to great acclaim, in the 50s to the acoustic country blues style. His concerts in London in 1952 (the time of the writing of these letters) were an enormous influence on the emerging folk revival movement. [With:] Autograph Letter, signed ("Your old pal Big Bill Broonzy"), to Irene and Jay. London, ca. November 5, 1952. With original envelope. "Hello old Pal i am ok do hope yo all is ok to - Mahale [i.e. Mahalia] Jackson an me is doing shows to gether an is she good oh Brother she can sing we got 5 concerts together -" Jackson was not pleased that a blues musician was opening for her (cf. Goreau, Just Mahalia, Baby (1975), p. 166). Autograph Postcard, signed ("Big Bill Broonzy"), to Irene and Jay. Paris, ca. February, 1952. "Hello old Pals i am ok hope yo ar all is ok to -" Autograph Manuscript of song lyrics, "Hold me tight dont let mee fall / Put my mule to kicking in yo stall -" 1-1/4 pp. pencil on paper. Broadside advertisement on yellow paper for a Broonzy performance at the Cambridge Theatre, November 2, 1952, presented by the London Jazz Club. Inscribed by Broonzy along the margin, "Rite me at this address [arrow]." Three vintage b/w informal photographs of Broonzy, ca. 1950s. 4 x 5 in. Vintage black and white photograph of [?] Irene and Jay

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Masters of the Modern Short Story

      Harcourt, 1955. VG/VG. Bit of shelfwear; bit of foxing. DJ w/ some rubbing/edgewear; few small chips; in new Brodart protector. 000016082

      [Bookseller: Cossel Books]
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        Susan's Teeth and Much About Scrimshaw

      (Nantucket, 1955).. b/w plates. The scrimshaw book of fabled rarity, centering around the teeth carved aboard the Nantucket whaler “Susan.” Much useful information on other items and artists as well. Avery good copy in original cloth over printed boards.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      - ("Rod") in blue fountain pen ink, Hills Point Rd., Westport Connecticut, February 12, 1955. 8 1/2" x 11"; 2 pages (recto only); very good. To Mr. H.N. Swanson (Serling's literary agent) 8523 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, California Serling gives an account of his meeting with 20th Century Fox Studio head Buddy Adler regarding his proposed work on "The Day the Century Ended". An important long letter written just as his screen writing career was taking off with his successful TV play "Patterns" on Kraft television. In 1959 he launched the TV series "The Twilight Zone".

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        A MODO DE ESPERANZA. Premio Adonais de 1954.

      Adonais CXV, Eds. Rialp,, Madrid 1955 - Size: 11x14.7. 67pp. 6h. Tirada de 1000 ejemplares. Muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955. First edition. Cloth. Very Good +/very good. 8vo. 400 pp plus folding color map at rear of book. First published in 1955 stated on copyright page with matching date on title page. The number "4" printed at bottom of page 49.Correct first UK edition of the third and final installment in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. A handsome very good copy in red cloth binding. Gilt spine lettering bright and unflaked. Bright unmarked red topstain. A couple of minot age spots to front blank endpaper and adjacent front pastedown. Small former bookstore sticker afixed to front endpaper. Ever so slight binding lean. 21S Net printed at bottom of front flap of dustwrapper. Triangular chip (approx. 3/4") at top of left front panel. Small chips and wear to spine tips. Spine lettering somewhat dulled with age, but still quite readable. A very presentable copy of this 20th century masterwork of fantasy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        No retreating footsteps: The story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

      The Kentville Publishing Company Limited [1955], Kentville, NS - [16],398 [1]pp. Octavo. Illustrated dust jacket, unclipped; edges rubbed, some small creases and chips to same. Photographs tipped in at front. Former owner's name in ink to first blank. Interior clean and tight, portrait frontis, 18 further b/w plates, 6 maps. Scarce copy of this regimental, with photographs of the campaign taken by North Nova member, Hugh S. Labatt, dated May 1941. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE GRENADIER (Grenadier Militaria Inc.)]
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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy consisting of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. Reprint. Full Calf. Very Good +. Nicely rebound set of the three volumes in the Lord of the Rings Saga. Identical rich red leather bindings with gold trim, gold page edges and five compartments to each spine. Binder unknown. The Return of the King is a first UK edition, first printing. Maps bound in at rear of each volume. The other two volumes are early reprint editions. With some light scratches to gilt edges, mostly at bottoms else a very handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Album de Paleografía Hispanoamericana de los Siglos XVI y XVII

      México, Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 1955. Tres volúmenes en folio; X-187 pp., 1 h.. Con 737 reproducciónes de letras aisladas, nexos, signos abreviativos y abreviaturas, y 35 láminas fotográficas fuera de texto, con 57 ilustraciones + XV pp. y 93 láminas fotográficas. Mancha antigua de humedad en el borde superior interior de algunas láminas + XVIpp. y 132 pp. para la transcripción del texto de los documentos reflejados en las láminas. Cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        The Return of the King

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955. First edition. Cloth. Very Good +/very good. 8vo. 400 pp plus folding color map at rear of book. First published in 1955 stated on copyright page with matching date on title page. The number "4" printed at bottom of page 49. Correct first UK edition of the third and final installment in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. A handsome very good copy in red cloth binding. Gilt spine lettering bright and unflaked. Bright unmarked red topstain. A couple of minot age spots to front blank endpaper and adjacent front pastedown. Small former bookstore sticker afixed to front endpaper. Ever so slight binding lean. 21S Net printed at bottom of front flap of dustwrapper. Triangular chip (approx. 3/4") at top of left front panel. Small chips and wear to spine tips. Spine lettering somewhat dulled with age, but still quite readable. A very presentable copy of this 20th century masterwork of fantasy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY: Random House, 1955. hardcover. F/F- 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the film starring Burt Lancaster. Jacket has lightly toned spine and light rubbing on front panel. None of the chipping usually found. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Los Orilleros El Paraiso De Los Creyentes

      Editorial Losada, SA 1955 - Buenos Aires, Editorial Losada S.A., 1955. First edition and first impression in wraps as expected. Some wear to the lower spine tip. Neat bookplate to verso of ffep from Federico Vogelius, an important Argentine collector, and a neat owner's name to ffep. Some pencil underlining to first few pages. Inscribed by Borges "Para Mandie, con los mejores deseos para estas fiestas/ Jorge Luis Borges", Mandie being Amanda Molina Vedia, Borges' great love and the dedicatee to one of his stories in Ficciones. A wonderful association. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        'stonishing the difference this new fuel makes!

      c. 1955. Sheet size: 187 × 240 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]

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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

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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'.

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