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        WHAT TIME SLAYS. Poems by Raymond Souster

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1955 Souster, Raymond. WHAT TIME SLAYS. Poems by Raymond Souster. Toronto: Contact Press, n.d. [September,1955]. First edition. One of only 25 copies produced by the author. Stapled mimeographed 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 24pp's rectos only with a plain cheap paper blue cover stock. A near fine copy, the wrapper showing just a bit of wear. One of a handful of titles self published by Souster in very small quantities which rarely come to market. Few have survived the years. $3500.00. 1st Edition.

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        Vins et visages des terres romandes *

      Office pour l'exportation des vins suisses en gros, Lausanne (1955). - Broché 22 x 15, couverture à rabats illustrée en couleur d'un motif gaufré traversant les plats. Petit opuscule publicitaire, parue dans le prolongement de la grande fête des vignerons.Nous y joignons, à choix, une gouache originale signée du peintre, variante de celle figurant dans l'ouvrage, au format d'environ 44 x 32, concernant les cantons de :- Genève- Vaud- Valais

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        Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954. Arranged and with an introduction by S. John Woods.

      London: Faber & Faber, (1955). . First edition, 4to, 160 pp. 243 illustrations, a few in colour. Buckram, d.w. with some minor rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy still held in its original cardboard box, slightly torn.

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        A Corpse at Camp Two

      Geoffrey Bles, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. Signed By Author. 1955. First Edition. 256 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Blue cloth boards with yellow lettering to spine. The pages are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout with author's inscription dated Nov 12, 1955. Inscription reads: "Glyn Carr alias Showell Styles". The boards are tanned being along the spine with rubbing on all sides and a couple of small white stains on the front.

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        THE RECOGNITIONS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955). First Edition. wraps. Very Good and uncommon in this advance format. Advance Reading Copy in printed wraps of the author's first book. Scarce format for an uncommon book, this copy has slight creases at the corners and a few small stains to the bulked text edges. Any example of this advance copy in decent condition is remarkable due to its age and its bulky format.

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        Contes des mille et une nuits

      Les Heures Claires 1955 - Trois volumes in-8 (20x25 cm), en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et emboîtage, les 'Contes des mille et une nuits' ainsi publiés sont illustrés de très belles compositions dans le texte en couleurs signées par Henry Lemarié, dans son plus pur style de miniaturiste, exemplaire sur Vélin pur fil de Rives, numéroté (n°879) ; très bel exemplaire pour ce bel ensemble. Lemarié Henry

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        THE BODY SNATCHERS

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,. 1955. boards.. Top edge dust soiled, some light foxing to rear paste-down and end. paper, some light offsetting to front free end paper, darkening to. edges of text block, still a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch. of rubbing to corners, light rubbing to spine ends, and a few tiny. rub spots to black background. A superior dust jacket for this title.. (#125477). First British (and first hardcover) edition. "A chilling classic ..." - Barron (ed.) Horror Literature 4-116. Now filmed four times, a classic of the genre. The first film version directed by Don Siegel starring Kevin McCarthy was released at the height of the Red scare of the 1950s. The latest version appeared in 2007 titled "Invasion." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-401.

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        Body Snatchers, The [wraparound band]

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression (no further printings noted), with the uncommon promotional wraparound band, "The Star Thriller of the Month." Small 8vo: 192pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket priced 10s/6d. Faint spotting to top edge, leaves toned at margins (as usual), touch of wear to edges of jacket, but a Fine, bright, unread copy. Anatomy of Wonder II-401. Horror Literature 4-116. & Originally published in Colliers, in 1954. Finney's chilling classic, retitled Invasion of the Body Snatchers for its four film incarnations, takes place in the idyllic rural community of Mill Valley, which is invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping humans with perfect physical duplicates grown from plant-like pods, while their victims turn to dust. The author's second (and most important) book, originally serialized in Colliers. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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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        Earthlight

      New York, Ballantine Books, 1955. 1st Edition. Description: 186 p. 21 cm. Form/genre: Science fiction. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        EARTHLIGHT

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. First printing. A beautiful, clean, unread copy of the book in a very attractive, Near Fine jacket. Jacket has very minor wear at spine ends and along top edge of front panel. The green spine panel is a shade lighter than the green on the front. Overall a very clean copy of an early Clarke novel about man's first colony on the moon. Additional photos available upon request. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Eloge de la Gourmandise.

      AUX DÉPENDS DE L'AUTEUR, Epinal 1955 - 31 pointes sèches d'André JACQUEMIN. Epinal, aux dépends de l'auteur, 1955, in-8, en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, sous jaquette et étui cartonné imitant la toile. Bel exemplaire sur Arches, tiré à 185 exemplaires, enrichi de 2 dessins originaux d'André JACQUEMIN à la mine de plomb, un est signé. La gourmandise, sous son crayon, a des contours féminins. L'esprit de ce livre s'exprime en une succession de pensées gourmandes et se résume en ces mots : "La gourmandise est une forme civilisée de la sensualité". Tirage limité à 185 ex. num., exemplaire sur Arches (N°91) accompagné de deux dessins de nus féminins signés d'André JACQUEMIN : l'une vérifie que son tour de taille ne souffre pas de sa gourmandise. Infimes usures à l'emboîtage. Livres

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        NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. Manuscript and printed versions

      NRL Washington DC: NRL, 1955. Spectacular Images of the Earth from the Threshold of Outer Space Baumann, R. C. and L. Winkler. (1) Photography from the Viking 11 rocket. An illustrated account of photography from the Viking 11 rocket during its record-breaking flight to 158.4 miles. Carbon typescript plus original photographs and other illustrations. [1], 8ff. (typescript). 11 original photographic prints plus 2 line diagrams on photo paper and 1 blueprint diagram. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, [1955]. 267 x 205 mm. Boxed. Tears in first leaf mended with clear tape, staple holes in the upper left corners of all leaves and illustrations. (2) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 original photographic prints bound in as plates, each with printed plastic overlay and printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Duplicates of 5 of the photographs and typewritten sheet of captions laid in. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 266 x 203 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, light fading, minor staining on back cover. (3) NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the Viking 11 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 158 miles. iv, 8pp. 11 halftone plates, each with printed key facing. Sheet of printed catalogue cards bound in the back. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1955. 263 x 202 mm. Original printed stiff wrappers, cloth backstrip, minor dampstain on front cover, ownership signature. Together 3 items. Very good to fine. Extremely Rare Group of Materials Documenting the Record-Breaking Flight of the Viking 11 Rocket and the Spectacular High-Altitude Pictures of Earth Taken During the Flight. These materials include a carbon typescript of Baumann and Winkler?s text (not including the ?Future Program? and ?Acknowledgement? sections at the end, which likely had not yet been written), the original photographic prints and diagrams used for their report, an early published version of the report illustrated with photographic prints, and a later version illustrated with halftones. Baumann and Winkler?s report is extremely rare, with only one copy recorded in OCLC (Stanford University). On May 24, 1954, the Naval Research Laboratory launched the Viking 11 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. The rocket rose to 158.4 miles above the Earth?an altitude record for a Western single-stage rocket up to that time?and the camera mounted to the rocket recorded spectacular images of the Earth from the threshold of outer space. "Viking 11 broke the photographic altitude record on May 7, 1954, when it carried a fifteen-pound K-24 aircraft camera to 158 miles. Two basic kinds of pictures were taken by that rocket as it climbed straight up and then started to tumble back down. Most showed the terrain below in splendid detail. One, taken at the top of the trajectory, clearly showed El Paso, Las Cruces, the Rio Grande, and three railroad lines, all spread out beneath cotton-puff clouds whose shadows dappled the desert floor. "Others, taken obliquely, captured terrain and clouds extending all the way to a gently curved horizon more than a thousand miles away. Two of the pictures, fitted together as a composite, made a portrait of sixty degrees of horizon southeast of White Sands. It showed a 1,036-mile-long crescent at the end of 600,000 square miles of parched land and, beyond, a mottled blanket of languid white vapor covering the Gulf of Mexico. Above the horizon, out beyond Earth?s marvelously crisp edge, there was the stark blackness of deep space" (Burrows, This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age, p. 135). The rocket on which the camera was mounted was the eleventh in the series of twelve Viking rockets built and flown by the U. S. Navy between 1949 and 1955. The Viking rockets were the first large liquid-fueled rockets developed in the United States; they were intended to improve upon and replace the captured German V-2 rockets brought back to the U.S. after World War II. As far as we know, the Viking 11 was the first rocket to carry a camera since the V-2 rocket launched by the Navy from White Sands on March 7, 1947; that rocket reached an altitude of only 101 miles, and the pictures taken during that flight were not nearly as clear as those taken from the Viking 11. The Viking 12, which flew on February 4, 1955, also had a mounted camera; it reached an altitude of 143 miles.

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        Sand and Satin

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1955. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine. First UK Edition (released only as a paperback, entitled Return of Sumuru, in the U.S.). Publisher's red cloth, spine and lower cover stamped in black; price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Just about Fine, square, tight and unmarked (front hinge seamlessly repaired), but end papers stained from binder's glue and title page inscribed; in a Fine, bright jacket, only very lightly rubbed. St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 899. Scarce. & "Nowadays the credit (or more often the blame) for the 'Yellow Peril' school of mystery thriller is placed squarely upon the shoulders of Sax Rhomer. Rhomer had the talent and good fortune to create a near-mythic figure [who first appeared in "The Zayat Kiss," published in the October 1912 issue of The Story-Teller magazine] who embodied all the fancied villainy of the East combined with all the science of the West: . . . Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate . . . {With his late] series of five novels about Sumuru, Rohmer revived the Fu Manchu formula, but featured a "carefully de-ethnicized female villain." (St. James Guide) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Spirit of St. Louis. Den forsta atlantflygaren berattar

      Albert Bonniers, Stockholm 1955 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Photograph of John Birks ('Dizzy') Gillespie

      New York dec 2 1955 New York, dec 2, 1955. (GILLESPIE, DIZZY) 33.2 x 23.5 cm. (13 x 9-1/4 inches). Perched on a stool holding his horn and glasses, glancing back over his shoulder. Gelatin silver print. With the photographer's atelier stamp on verso, and with holograph notes giving subject of the photo date, and printer reference ("I - OO - 20") . Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN(1978)

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        Contes de Jean de La Fontaine. Illustres par Henry LemariŽ.

      Editions du Rameau d'Or Paris [] 1955 - 2 vol., NUMBER 418 OF 950 COPIES, 103 colour woodcut illustrations by Henry LeMariŽ, loose as issued, very slight occasional spotting, publishers boards, slipcases, both slightly spoted. 4to, Paris, ƒditions du rameau d'or, [1955-1956] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eloise; Eloise in Paris; Eloise at Christmastime; Eloise in Moscow

      New York: Simon and Schuster & Random House,, 1955–9. 4 vols, quarto. Original illustrated boards, titles to front covers and spines, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jackets. Housed in a quarter bound silk slipcase with marbled sides. Illustrated throughout by Hilary Knight. Eloise lightly browned to edges, dust jacket a little rubbed to edges, price clipped. In Moscow and In Paris very good copies, dust jackets lightly nicked to corners, price clipped. At Christmastime near fine. All First Editions, First Printings. The complete set of the Eloise stories.

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        Original Charles "Teenie" Harris Photograph of Roberto Clemente Receiving a Trophy

      Pittsburgh. ca. 1955. Very Good. ca. 1955 silver gelatin photograph print of Roberto Clemente receiving a trophy award at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh. Image measures 8 x 10 inches, housed in archival museum-quality matting, 14 x 16 inches. SIGNED by Harris in the lower right corner. A very good photograph with minor surface wear, small spot on the microphone stand. Light discoloration to the verso of the photograph where it was removed from a foamcore mounting. Still a very nice image. Likely a reprint from the 1960s, with an original signature. Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.

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        SUNDAY, MONDAY AND ALWAYS

      London: W. H. Allen, 1955. . First UK printing. . Near fine in very good dust jacket (some chipping to the upper edge of the dust jacket spine, toning to the spine and the white background of the back cover of the dj, ) . Powell's first - and only - collection of short stories, selected by Powell as the best of the many she had published in the New Yorker and elsewhere. Although the quality of these eighteen stories is a bit uneven, some - including the wonderful first story 'You Should Have Brought Your Mink' - capture in a few pages the themes of her novels. Boldly and warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To dearest Pamela & George, this lesson in sheer ugliness - (I mean the jacket!), Love, Dawn" with an addendum about her signature "I never made a D like that before." 202 pp.

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        SOMETHING OF VALUE

      Garden City:: Doubleday,, 1955. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROBERT RUARK. A Very Good++ hardback Later Printing (not a book club edition) with mild soil edges and age darkening endpapers in a Very Good++ price clipped Dust Jacket with minimal soil and edge wear. 8vo. 566 pp. Ruark's classic and most well known book. The basis for the 1957 movie of the same name. Rarely found Signed.

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        Lord of the Flies

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First American Edition. While the British edition precedes the American, the latter had a significantly smaller print run, selling just 2,383 copies before quickly going out of print. The novel is ranked #41 on the Modern Library's list of 100 Best Novels, and is the basis for two notable film adaptaions. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); quarter mustard-colored cloth over textued green cloth boards, with titles stamped in dark green on the spine; dustjacket; 243pp. A tight, clean copy, displaying a hint of the usual toning to the board edges. Dustjacket is unclipped, with a handful of pinpoint rubs at the extremities, and a faint, stamp-sized cellotape stain on the upper right corner of the front flap, which has left some corresponding offset to the front pastedown and endpage. Overall, a very attractive copy of Golding's controversial novel.

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        Album fotografías Cementerio Diaguita en Chile. Valle del Elqui, Coquimbo.

      1955 - Album de fotos que dan cuenta de las excavaciones realizadas en 1955 en la Hacienda La Viñita debajo de la cual se encuentra un cementerio diaguita. 16 fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LORD BYRON'S LOVE LETTER: OPERA IN ONE ACT

      New York: G. Ricordi & Co., 1955. First Edition. softcover. Fine, lovely copy and scarce when signed. Stapled wraps. Crandell A14. An opera in one act with a libretto and foreword by Tennessee Williams who has SIGNED the front cover.

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        The Inheritors.

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1955 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page "For Michael Curtis with best wishes from William Golding." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE INHERITORS

      London: Faber & Faber, 1955 First edition. 8vo., pp. 233. A fine copy in a near fine mildly age darkened at the upper extremities price-clipped dustwrappper. A very nice copy of Golding's scarce & very important second book. 5080 copies printed. Gekoski & Grogan A3a. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 19. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1036-39. William Golding won the 1979 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the 1980 Booker the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.. 1st Edition.

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        The Acceptance World

      London: William Heinemann, 1955 214 pp. red cloth, sl. rubbing to edges, top page edges sl. dusty, some tanning to endpapers but text very clean, first edition,; dw some small loss, notably top/tail spine + lower edge at rear, tear along spine edge + small tears across spine, now in protective wrapper, scarce. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Lumières d'homme *

      GLM, Paris 5.1955. - Broché, couverture bleue imprimée. Poèmes rédigés aux Baléares en 1936 et qui furent oublié durant 20 ans par le poète, l'homme le plus pressé de Paris selon le mot introductif de l'éditeur. Édition originale. L'un des 45 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin de Renage, outre 1545 vélin dont 25 lettrés et signés par l'éditeur.

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        Content.

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

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        FAR AND AWAY

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. cloth.. Text block age-darkened, top edge of text block dusty, small spot to. lower rear cover, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with. color faded on spine panel, front corners and fold slightly rubbed,. small chip from lower edge of spine panel, small sticker stain to. lower front panel, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#96194). First edition. Collects eleven fantasy and SF stories. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-141.

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

      1955. Fine. 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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        Christmas

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT on half-title: "With good wishes / Eleanor Roosevelt". WITH: Typed letter signed by Roosevelt tipped in. The typed letter signed by Roosevelt and dated October 6, 1955 is on Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park letterdhead and reads: "Dear Mrs. Stiffler: I am returning herewith your book, 'Christmas'. I am happy to be able to autograph this copy for you, and I am also happy to know that it has given you so much pleasure in the past. With all good wishes, Very sincerely yours, [signed] Eleanor Roosevelt." A charmingly produced little book, with illustrations by Fritz Kredel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Small octavo, original pictorial boards, original dust jacket (supplied). Minor scratch to front board; dust jacket with only a hint of edgewear. Rare signed.

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        Original Film Poster: Raices: una pelicula de Manuel Barbachano Ponce - dirigida por Benito Alazraki

      [Mexico]: Offset Multicolor S.A., 1955. Original lithograph in colors, 94cm x 68.5cm (ca. 37" x 27"). Professionally mounted on archival linen. Slight toning to margins; old folds barely visible; still a bright, Near Fine copy, Condition A/A-. & & Handsome photomontage poster advertising Benito Alazraki's 1954 film Raices (released in the United States with the title Roots). The film, now viewed as a landmark of Latin American filmmaking, was controversial for its realistic depiction of economic injustices against the indigenous peoples of Mexico. & & The acclaimed Spanish left-wing artist Josep Renau (1907-1982) was active in anti-Fascist propaganda campaigns during the Spanish Civil War; he was captured and briefly interned in the French concentration camp at Argeles-sur-Mer until his escape to Mexico in 1939. In Mexico he pursued a long and distinguished career as a muralist, painter, and political propagandist. Photomontage was always a central technique in his work; in 1966 he published his classic Fata Morgana USA: the American Way of Life, a book of photomontaged images highly critical of North American consumer culture. Renau relocated to East Germany in 1966, where he lived until his death.

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        The Return of the King. Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. 1955

      London: George Allen & Unwin. G+: in Good plus condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Eps foxed. 1955. 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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        WATERFRONT. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1955 Schulberg, Budd. WATERFRONT. Signed Presentation Copy. New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. 8vo., 322pp. A near fine copy in dust jacket designed by Jerome Kuhl showing minimal use. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper: "For Bill & Hanna Ecker / Kindest personal regards / Budd Schulberg". An important novel, Waterfront is an equal to Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run & The Disenchanted. Schulberg wrote the 1954 Academy Award winning screenplay for "On The Waterfront" on which the book is based & which also won Best Picture for a total of 8 Oscars. The film directed by Elia Kazan, about mob violence & corruption among longshoremen, has become a standard of its kind. It stared Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb & with Marlon Brando in his Academy Award-winning role as ex-boxer, Terry Malloy. "I coulda had class... I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum". The film was based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Mackinac Most Historic Spot in Michigan

      Earl P. Young.. 1955.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 29 1/4 x 34 1/2 inches on sheet size 31 x 36 1/2 inches. 1 inch tear to mid lower edge (just entering neat line), 3 inch tear to mid upper edge (affecting 2 inches of border), light wear to edges, some soft creases from rolling. An imposing map drawn by Irene Harsha Young, bordered with vignette illustrations of historical buildings, monuments and ships. A decorative scroll in the upper left margin provides geographical and historical information about Mackinac; an inset map in the lower left corner shows the region of Ancient Michilimackinac with a vignette illustration of the Straits Bridge. Pictographs emphasise the maritime character of the island with boats and ships of all kinds plying the water of Lake Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac; on the island historical events, places of interest and leisure activities are illustrated. .

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        LE SOIF DU JONC POÈME

      Paris: Editions "Cahiers d'Art," [1955].. Quarto. Printed wrapper over stiff wrappers. Three plates hors-texte. Wrappers very faintly edgeworn, one wrapper corner bumped, else a very good, internally fine copy. First edition of this translation by Jacques Dupin, illustrated with three original dry-point etchings, signed in the plate, by Jacques Villon. From a total edition of 207 copies, this is one of two hundred copies on vélin de Rives. This copy is signed by Villon in pencil on the colophon. MONOD 5327.

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