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        The Man From Laramie (Original Film Poster)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1955. Original one sheet for the 1955 film. The seventh of nine spectacular revisionist Westerns Anthony Mann directed between 1950 and 1960, and his fifth with James Stewart. & & One of the best and leanest films by the acclaimed director-actor pairing, one you will hear come up in a discussion that always includes "Winchester '73" (1950) and "The Naked Spur" (1953). And for good reason--what ties the films together is Stewart's hell-bent, disturbed protagonist. In his excellent study of American film Westerns, Jim Hitt makes mention of Mann's shrewd adaptation : "As with most of the [Western serializations in] the "Saturday Evening Post," "The Man from Laramie" was formula all the way. While the film [adaptation] retains much of the plot, Mann and his scriptwriters concentrated on the obsessiveness of Stewart's character. His mirror image is the almost blind, megalomaniacal Alec Waggonman (Donald Crisp)...[an] old man in the process of choosing a successor to his empire." The buildup of tension and resolution in Mann's version is built from Stewart's razor-sharp sense of personal justice, leading to an ending that, as Hitt notes, "is far more in keeping with the [newly-developed] screen character of Lockhart than the novel's ending where villain and hero have the more traditional gunfight." & & 27 x 41 inches, linen-backed. Near Fine. & & Hitt, pp. 229-230. Kitses, pp. 29-80.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        New Orleans Sketches

      Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Good. Signed by Editor. Original blue cloth, light blue jacket worn and faded with an old stamp, chipping at edges but still intact. Inscribed by the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki, to Professor Robert Taylor with "yoroshiku". Publication information in Japanese tipped to last page. First edition of Faulkner's first published works on New Orleans which originally appeared in the Times-Picayune. Laid in is a well worn page with the translation of the introduction into English (the vignettes are all in English). Scarce signed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Signed by Editor. Inventory No: 044348. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo 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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        New Orleans Sketches

      Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Good. Signed by Editor. Original blue cloth, light blue jacket worn and faded with an old stamp, chipping at edges but still intact. Inscribed by the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki, to Professor Robert Taylor with "yoroshiku". Publication information in Japanese tipped to last page. First edition of Faulkner's first published works on New Orleans which originally appeared in the Times-Picayune. Laid in is a well worn page with the translation of the introduction into English (the vignettes are all in English). Scarce signed. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Signed by Editor. Inventory No: 044348. .

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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Just about Fine in paper covered pictorial boards with a black cloth spine and a Near Fine dust jacket. A hint of offsetting to the endpapers, else book is Fine. Jacket has a short closed tear at the top edge of the front panel, with light rubbing at the spine ends and corners and light toning to the spine. Still a very bright, lovely copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Portraits

      Monte Carlo: Andre Suaret, 1955. First edition. Boards. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Fine in near fine board chemise, in very good, lightly worn slipcase/No Dust Jacket. Matisse, Henri. 152 pages. 31 x 25 cm. One of 500 copies in English [from a total of 2850, this being copy 1554 of the 1501-2000 numbered limitation of the English edition] printed by Mourlot. Cover is an original lithograph by Matisse in gold, blue and black. Sixty duotone lithographic plates after drawings by Matisse, and thirty-three tipped-in color plates. DUTHUIT 670. MONOD 7849. RAUCH 340. Nick to glassine overwrapper, lower front cover.

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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955. - 8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding slightly rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MISTERIX GRAN SEMANARIO DE AVENTURAS

      - Boceto de portada para la revista Misterix una de las más importantes de su época. Comenzó publicando material italiano, y luego incorporó historietas argentinas. En ella H. G. Oesterheld publicó sus primeros guiones importantes, los clásicos Bull Rocket y Sargento Kirk. Lugar: Buenos Aires, Impresor: para editorial Abril, Año: 1955 Técnica: Dibujo acuarela., Notas: Autor: Eugenio Juan Zoppi (n. Buenos Aires, 15 de mayo de 1923 - 28 de julio de 2004) fue un dibujante argentino., Medidas: 350 x 195 mm.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography

      London: Neville Spearman,, 1955. With a preface by Henry Miller. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 10 plates. Slight bump to lower corners, a few minor closed tears and chips to dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Signed by both the author and Miller on a stuck in label on the front free endpaper and further inscribed by Miller "For Harry Lloyd Marshall, Jr.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nude men

      1955 - Pastel and charcoal drawing, measuring 13 x 19 inches, depicting three nude men with arms outstretched, signed and inscribed by Daugherty to a fellow artist

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Easter Angel.

      1955. 1955 - Color lithograph. 16 x 11.25 inches. Edition of 40. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Fine/Looney, no. 347. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

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        THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1955. boards.. Just a hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in very good dust. jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners, a bit of soiling to. rear panel, and faint sticker stain on front flap. A nice copy of a. scarce book. (#142683). First edition. Asimov's first collection of short fiction. Collects "The Martian Way," "Youth," a first contact story, "The Deep," an amusing Earth invaded by aliens satire, and "Sucker Bait," all written between 1952 and 1954. "Good traditional SF of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 21. Most of the best of his short stories ... was initially assembled in a series of impressive volumes, including THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES (1955), EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH: SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF OUR OWN PLANET (1957) and NINE TOMORROWS: TALES OF THE NEAR FUTURE (1959)." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Switch On the Night

      Pantheon Books, 1955. Pages bright and clean, with no owners' marks; binding tight. The hard cover has two small, gray smudges on the front and one tiny gray speck, a few dark specks on the back, and some open chipping along the heel edges and at the spine ends, but is overall remarkably clean and attractive. The unclipped dust jacket has some open chipping at the lower front corner, the spine head, and the top rear as well as a small surface chip at the right front and another at the far left rear; there are short, closed tears with accompanying creases at the left front, head and heel, and at the top and bottom rear; there are open surface chips at the left spine shoulder and one affecting the middle of the spine (not including the text); two faint brown spots and a few tiny specks on the rear; yet overall, the jacket remains clean and charming, now protected in an archival sleeve. Two-tone illustrations throughout. Scarce first printing.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Illustrations by Madeline Gekiere.

      [Bookseller: The Haunted Bookshop, LLC]
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        A Handful of Darkness

      London: Rich and Cowan, 1955. First English. Hardbound. modest paper slightly turned a tad else nearly fine with nice bright but slightly worn [price clipped] d.j. the first issue jacket without the mention of "World of Chance." this is the first issue binding in the blue cloth over boards with the silver stamped spine. front panel of jacket is very clean and bright. . short stories

      [Bookseller: riverrun book shop]
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        Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56. First editions. Octavo, two volumes. Original black cloth. Both volumes are in excellent condition in very good dust jackets. Inscribed by the author in volume 2, "With best wishes to Liet. John Crawford from Harry S. Truman 9/20/61." Truman's Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president's tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age" (Doubleday).

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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt, 1955-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1955. 956 pages. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Book itself in nice condition: clean pages, sturdy binding. Bottom edge of cloth has white paint, else fine. Dust jacket is in great shape: all panels bright and unfaded. Tiny chip missing near foot, light rubbing and edge wear. Original price intact ($7.50). A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        MARTIANS, GO HOME

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1955 Inscribed by Brown on the front free endpaper to Forrest Ackerman; "To Forrie, Fred Brown." Mild toning around the edges of the paper covered boards. From Ackerman's library with the typical letter "A" fixed at the head of the spine panel. Very good plus in near fine dust jacket showing only a bit of toning. An attractive associational copy.. Inscribed. First paperback edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Lolita

      Paris: Olympia Press. (1955). The correct first edition of Nabokov's masterwork, published in Paris by the Olympia Press, which was most widely known at that time for the pornography published in its "Travelers Companion" series. This novel, which is now viewed as one of the high spots of 20th century literature, was not published in that series, but was bound in wrappers that are essentially identical to the Travelers Companion books -- presumably so that potential buyers might purchase it thinking they were buying the more hard-core erotica. Shortly after it was published, it was banned in France for three years (1956-1959). Published in an edition estimated at 5000 copies. Two volumes in wrappers: the first issue is distinguished from the second issue by the absence of a price sticker over the original price on the back cover of Volume II. This set has a partially removed price sticker from the back cover of Volume I, and judging from the remnants, the sticker was a bit larger than usually seen on second issue copies. Best guess: this is a first issue that had perhaps a bookseller's price sticker added at a later date. Tanning to spine labels; rubbing to spine folds; small foredge spot to Volume I: a strong very good in wrappers. . Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE MARGARET SANGER STORY AND THE FIGHT FOR BIRTH CONTROL

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1955. First Edition. cloth. Adhesive from small bookplate on the front pastedown. Very Good in a soiled, worn dustwrapper with a chip at the head of the spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page and dated 24 March 1955: "to Carolyn Speiden/with my love/and admiration/for her courage &/Vision----/Ever devotedly/Margaret S. Sanger." Margaret Sanger, the originator of the phrase "birth control" and its best-known advocate, sought to create equality between the sexes by freeing women from what she saw as sexual servitude. She survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, and hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to live to see much of the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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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        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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        Carnets intimes de Georges Braque. [ Verve, Volume VIII nº 31-32 ]

      Paris : Éditions de la Revue Verve 1955 - ~ Translator: Marie Canavaggia, pour le texte de Rebecca West ~ 12 lithographies en couleurs (dont 1 à double page et en contant le titre) tirées par Mourlot + 8 héliogravures en couleurs et 132 en noir par Draeger Frères ~ Cette ouvrage contient un ensemble de dessins provenant des carnets de travail de Georges Braque, qui a composé spécialement la couverture et la page de titre ~ Cartonnage de l'éditeur illustré par Braque ~ 2f+156+[1]p ~ 37x27x3cm. ~ Très Bon état ~ Heavy item, circa 1.4 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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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... .

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        Spirit of St. Louis. Den forsta atlantflygaren berattar

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

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        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. .

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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]

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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.

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        Fables

      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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        Typed letter from Elizabeth Taylor, on her personal stationary with original mailing envelope

      1955 - Letter from Elizabeth Taylor to Marge Lettenberger, possible president of her fan club, dated March 24, 1955. Written just a month after her second child (Christopher Wilding) was born, the letter apologizes for her slow reply and remarks on how busy she's been. The letter also thanks Margie for her work on the fanclub. Letter in fine condition with beautiful signature and original envelope neatly opened at the top fold.

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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 "...it 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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        MILLE ET UNE NUITS). LE LIVRE DES MILLE ET UNE NUITS. TRADUCTION LITTERALE ET COMPLETE DE J. C. MARDRUS. EDITION ILLUSTREE DE QUATRE VINGTS AQUARELLES PAR VAN DONGEN.

      FASQUELLE. NRF. GALLIMARD. 1955 - 3 VOLUMES IN-4 (19 X 23,5 X 17 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR A LA BRADEL CARTONNAGE IVOIRE DECORE DE FERS SPECIAUX EN COULEURS D'APRES LA MAQUETTE DE PAUL BONET, TITRE DORE SUR DOS LISSE, SOUS JAQUETTE RHODOID ET ETUI CARTONNE BLEU GRIS A SEMIS D'ETOILES. ILLUSTRE DE 80 PLANCHES EN COULEURS HORS TEXTE GRAVEES SUR BOIS PAR G. ANGIOLINI ET R. BOYER, D'APRES VAN DONGEN. TIRAGE LIMITE A 13750 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES SUR VELIN, DONT 250 HORS COMMERCE. (HURET. 313). MANQUE DE RHODOID SUR UN VOLUME, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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