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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1955) & (1956). hardcovers. Near Fine in Very Good dustwrappers. Early but not first printings of each volume. Each copy is INSCRIBED "To Dr. & Mrs. A. Von Striffe" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title pages on 12/8/67. On the same page at the bottom are inscriptions from another doctor presenting the books at Christmas 1967. Truman usually only signed one volume, most often the first, of the set, and it is uncommon to find both volumes signed, especially when inscribed to the same person.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Memoirs. Year of Decisions

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1955 Special Kansas City Edition Limited to 20,615 Copies. Volume I. Signed and inscribed by Truman on the dedication page to West Virginia Senator Harley Kilgore's sister: "To Helen Kilgore Turner/ with kindest regards/ from a friend of the Kilgores/ Harry Truman/ Independence/ Dec. 11, 1955". Includes a laid in letter from Kansas City bookseller, Frank Glenn, explaining "the second volume will be mailed.when published. This is the only collector's edition to be published and is strictly limited to those who purchased it through Kansas City booksellers". It is not available to the rest of the nation. A very good copy with some discoloration to the lower spine and a stain to the upper spine, extremities lightly rubbed.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        High Adventure

      London: Hodder & Houghton, 1955. First English edition of the mountaineerer's first book. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author in his earlier hand, "E.P. Hillary". An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stared into its dark eye and did not waver. On May 29, they pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to pursue the impossible. At a terminal altitude of 29,028 feet, they stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the Southern Route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes. In defiance of these torturous conditions, Hillary remains enthusiastic and never hesitates in his quest for the summit. Despite the enormity of his and Norgay's achievement, he regards himself, Norgay, and the other members of his expedition as hardworking men, not heroes. And while he never would have reached the top without practiced skill and technical competence, his thrilling memoir speaks first to his admiration of the human drive to explore, to understand, to risk, and to conquer.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY: Random House, 1955. hardcover. F/NF+. 1st edition, 1st printing Author's first book. Basis for the 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter. Book has light shelfwear at bottom of spine. Jacket has toned spine, but none of the usual chipping. We offer a LIFETIM

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Coptic Textiles from Burying Grounds in Egypt in the Collection of Kanegafuchi Spinning Company (3 volume set)

      Kyoto: Kyoto-Shoin Co. Ltd.. Very Good; 15.5 x 18 (46 cm) Hardback in original Japanese post binding in . Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to spine.. 1955. Hardcover. This beautifully produced three-volume set contains 150 tipped-in large format color plates. Each plate has a mounted description on reverse in English and Japanese. ; 30; [12] pp. .

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, Inc.,. 1955. leather-backed cloth.. A fine, like new set. The original unprinted acetate dust jackets are. missing (these acetate jackets are harmful to the leather spines and. endpapers and, if present should be discarded by the buyer and. replaced by acid-free archival quality mylar sleeves). The fragile. publisher's cardboard box is present but is worn at edges and the lid. edges are broken. (#134530). Limited edition. One of 75 sets, each volume with inserted numbered limitation leaf signed by Smith. The first volume of this set (number 54) has a lengthy inscription by Smith to science-fiction fan Thomas A. Denny. Collects the six-volume "Lensman" series comprising TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. "The space opera to end all space operas, with humans and aliens arrayed (some on each side) in a cosmic war of Good and Evil ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-167. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Clásicos de Todos los Años, Bedia, Santander 1955 - 1ª ed. 10.5x19.5. 28pp. sin numeras. Dibujos de Joaquín de la Puente. Rústica. Edición no venal. Muy buen ejemplar. Esta hermosa colección, dirigida por el recientaminete fallecido Pablo Beltrán de Heredia, ha sido el regalito navideño de la Imprenta Bedia santanderina desde 1954. Es una colección de una discreta elegancia, marcada por su formato inusual, en octavo marquilla, las bellas (y algo apagadas) cubiertas, impresas, en general a 2 tintas de tonos no muy vivos, y con tipos Ibarra, con prodominio del minúsculo. Por dentro, Beltrán de Heredia nos ofrece una selección de los más ecléctico, desde clásicos harto conocidos del Renacimiento y los Siglos de Oro, a breves poemario inéditos de autores del 27 y de la postguerra. Y siempre con el cuidado y callada profesionalidad que marca todos los trabajos de la Imprenta Bedia. Ultimamente han cambiado el formato de los libros, que es una lástima, pero aun siguen sacando sus interestantes y generosas sorpresa navideñas. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Original drawing on autograph postcard signed ("Georgette et René Magritte").

      N. p., 1955. - 148:112 mm. A New Year's greeting, showing a tree and some leaves, executed in black and green colour.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      London, England: Self-Published, 1955. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. London, England: Self-Published, 1955. Softcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. The author&#39;s first Limited Edition publication. One of Stephen Spender&#39;s most scarce titles. Limited Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Privately printed by the great poet and his wife as a holiday present for their friends. A beautifully produced book: Pocket-size volume format. Gold softcovers with black titles pasted on, as issued. Text by Stephen Spender. Without DJ, as issued. Each copy was numbered and inscribed by the author and signed by him and his wife, Natasha Spender. Presents three magnificent translations of well-known poems by the great German poets Stefan George and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who were major influences on Stephen Spender&#39;s own poetry. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Spender collectors. <b><i> This copy is Number 66, and is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed on the Limitation Page by the author: "To Alan and Jennifer, With Christmas and New Year Love from Stephen and Natasha". The inscription was written and signed by the author in black ink-pen. Natasha Spender signed her own name in blue pen. This is one of very few copies that have survived of this marvellous gem. The book is very beautiful but also quite delicate and easily misplaced. Spender scholars believe only a handful of this book remain. A very rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the finest British poets of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN SPENDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        The October Country

      Ballantine, 1955. First Printing of the First Edition, First State, with the "BB" monogram on spine of book inverted, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo, 306pp. Preceded by a limited edition of 50 copies bound for the author. Signed by Ray Bradbury directly on the title page. The book is in near fine to fine condition, with minor edge and corner wear; and in a very good dust jacket, with tanning to the spine, minor paper loss to the spine ends, and lightly rubbed panels. For this wonderful collection of macabre and fantastic tales, Bradbury selected and rewrote fourteen stories from his previous Arkham House collection, Dark Carnival and added five stories never before published in book form. Some of Bradbury&#39;s most famous tales come from this collection, including "The Lake", "The Wind", and "The Small Assassin". At the time this book was published, Bradbury&#39;s fan base had grown significantly from the time Dark Carnival was published (not to mention it was long out of print), so this book was for most Bradbury fans the introduction to his darker side. Interestingly, Bradbury dedicated this book "For who else but August Derleth," co-founder of Arkham House and publisher of Dark Carnival.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Joe Mugnaini.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        777 Revised. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A Reprint of 777 With Much Additional Matter by the late Aleister Crowley. [Seven Seven Seven]

      London: The Neptune Press, 1955.. SECOND EDITION. One of 12 copies on hand-made paper. Royal octavo (250 x 155mm) pp. xxvii, 155. Bound in full scarlet vellum, with gilt titles to upper and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed with light blue marbled endpapers. Typical bowing to the vellum boards, light rubbing to extremities. Pages are fresh and clean, without writing or underling. The rare large paper edition of Gerald Yorke's and Karl Germer's expansion of Crowley's 1909 original of extensive tables of magical correspondences, based on Allan Bennett's notes from material gathered by Macgregor Mathers, and assisted by George Cecil Jones; greatly increasing the contents of tables and correspondences and adding some Crowley essays, from 54 to 155 pages. There were a further 1100 copies of this second edition also published, bound in blue cloth with parchment spine.

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Edge of the Sea

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. Second Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. Second Printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some darkening to spine and toning to the rear panel. Signed and inscribed by the Rachel Carson to her Oxford University Press editor, Philip Vaudrin. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 & 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Tear along gutter of half-title page in first volume, page still very much intact. Both volumes Fine, original glassine still partly present on the second volume. Slipcases Very Good with light wear. Two volumes. A special and obviously limited edition of this book bound in full blue cloth with gilt-lettered black spine labels, rather than the black cloth of the regular and Kansas City editions, and also larger in size than those editions (6" x 9-1/2"). This edition appears to have been reserved for the author's use and presented by the President to those close to him. Each book is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to his former Secretary of the Treasury on the half-title pages. The first volume is inscribed: "To my friend and long/time comrade, John W. Snyder,/the greatest Secretary of the/Treasury the country ever had,/with affectionate regards from/Harry Truman/Independence/Dec. 17, 1955." In addition each book is housed in its original slipcase, each of which the President has also INSCRIBED and SIGNED to Snyder with his initials, though the ink on the slipcases is badly faded. The second volume bears a simpler inscription: "To Honorable John W. Snyder/from his good friend/Harry Truman/5-5-56." Snyder has highlighted a number of passages with both pen and pencil. He is cited many times in the text. Snyder was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend President Harry S. Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programs to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end of Truman's second term.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method, in Physical Review, Vol. 72, No. 3, August 1, 1947, pp. 241-243

       First edition of the paper in which Lamb announced the fine structure of the hydrogen atom, discovered the discrepancy in electromagnetic theory called the Lamb Shift, and began the revolution that led to Quantum Electrodynamics (QED).  QED basically describes how light and matter interact, addressing it as a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac?s quantum theory of the electron. Lamb explains "electromagnetic attraction and repulsion... in terms of the exchange of photons between charged particles" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 100).  The Lamb Shift, then, is a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac?s quantum theory of the electron. This small difference, caused by the interaction between the electron and the vacuum, became the impetus for the development of QED. QED, sometimes said to be the most accurate physical theory ever written, became the model for quantum field theories that would be developed in the future" (ibid).  Able to mathematically describe all phenomena involving electrically charged particles interacting by means of exchange of photons, QED can make extremely accurate predictions.  Richard Feynman has called it ?the jewel of physics? for this reason.  In 1955, Lamb was awarded the Noble Prize along with P. Kusch (whose paper is also included here) ?for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum? (Noble Prize Committee). CONDITION & DETAILS: Volume 72, Number 3.  Original Wraps  4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm).  Meticulously rebacked at the spine to match the green of the wraps.  The wraps are in near fine condition, as is the interior.              

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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      1955. FROST, Robert. "THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS" delivered at Dartmouth College on June 12th 1955. A collection of material documenting the day that Frost not only delivered the commencement address but received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) as well. 1. A 12" LP record of Frost delivering his speech. There is a typed label affixed to the paper sleeve identifying the speech, with the note: Record plays from inside out. (Only Dartmouth has a recording of the commencement address on deposit, OCLC: 6456977, but it is on tape; and the library record gives the incorrect date of 1954. It is not in Lentricchia & Lentricchia.) 2. The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Vol. 47, No. 10 (July 1955), wherein Frost&#39;s talk is printed on pp. 14-16. The editors note that the printed text for the speech was transcribed fom a tape recording and that they sought to preserve Frost&#39;s "exact wording and also the informal spirit in which he spoke." (Lentricchia & Lentricchia 68; not in Barrett). 3. The Commencement Program. [24] pp. printed on cream stock, sewn with green cord. 4. Seven black and white photographs (3 7/8" by 4 5/8") showing Frost receiving his degree and delivering his speech. Two of the photos are reproduced on pp. 14 & 19 of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. They are housed in a manilla envelope, which is attached to the back of the program, with a typed list of contents. 5. The special commencement issue of "The Dartmouth" newspaper, Vol. CXIV, No. 172 (June 12, 1955), with the headline "Robert Frost Delivers Address..." and six of his poems printed on the front page. All are housed in a plain grey sleeve, taped at the edges, upon which Kathleen Morrison, Frost&#39;s secretary, has written "R. F. personal copy" and lists the contents, which are described above.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Kilchberg, 26. VI. 1955. - 8vo. 1 p. One of Thomas Mann's last letters: to the publisher Kurt Desch (1903-84), for whose anthology "Die schönsten Erzählungen der Welt" (Munich 1955) Mann was to write a preface. - In July 1955 the Manns travelled to the Dutch North Sea resort of Noordwijk. On July 17, Thomas Mann there started working on the preface, which he completed four days later. A serious illness forced him to cut his stay short and return to Zurich, where Mann passed away on August 12. The "Preface" thus became his literary legacy. - Slightly faded at edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Observation of Antiprotons

      Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society / American Institute of Physics, 1955. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. [2], 1916 pages. Entire Volume offered. Thick 4to. Red buckram exlibrary binding. Minimal library markings, sound and clean internally. The journal article offered is &#39;Observation of Antiprotons" IN The Physical Review, 1955, Vol 100, Second Series, November 1, 1955, pages 947-950. The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to O. Chamberlain and E. Segre awarded in 1959 &#39;for their discovery of the antiproton&#39;&#39; (see Ezhela, et al, p 138).

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955)., 1955 William Gaddis. THE RECOGNITIONS. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. First Edition of the author&#39;s seminal first novel. Thick 8vo., 956pp., Spine titled in gilt - A near fine or better example - Publisher&#39;s original black cloth, embossed dragon design on the upper cover, the text block clean & free of blemish, names, notes & nonsense. In a near fine dustwrapper showing minimal use, one tiny closed tear mended with clear tape on the inside. A very nice copy of this highly prized mid-century modern American High Spot in our TBCL custom leather & marbled paper clamshell case in very fine condition.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        À Haute Flamme

      Paris, 1955. À Haute Flamme Tristan Tzara. Paris, 1955. One of 70 copies on &#147;Japon Ancien&#148;, signed by Tzara and Picasso, with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Ref: Cramer 72.. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

      Buffalo: Shroud Publishers, 1955. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. Octavo. One of 12 copies specially bound by famed science fiction collector Gerry de la Ree, this being number 4. "In 1972, fantasy collector/dealer Gerry de la Ree specially bound 12 copies in black cloth stamped in gold. These copies have a label affixed to the colophon page reading # [inserted] of 12 specially bound copies of THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH." (Currey 261) ~Publisher&#39;s black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front board with the second state of the dust jacket present. Light bump to head edge of spine. Textblock is in remarkably clean, seemingly unread, condition. Dust jacket shows very minimal edge wear. The spine is ever so slightly faded, with two vertical, fairly unnoticeable creases running its length; two more very slight vertical creases can be seen near the flap folds. ~A fine copy of the scarcest binding of The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. A superior copy of this extremely scarce, highly collectible edition.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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      Iroquois Falls, Ontario: Privately Printed [Contact Press], 1955 Turnbull (Gael) & Jean Beaupre. Translators. A complete set of the four mimeographed publications translated by Turnbull & Jean Beaupre in the summer of 1955, at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Summer 1955, for private distribution [Contact Press]. These four titles were reportedly limited to only 25 copies each stapled into silk screened various coloured wrappers. Once in awhile a title appears for sale usually showing considerable wear as these were fragile things. The set offered here is essentially in fine condition showing minimal use. An interesting project - the whole idea of translating 4 Quebec poets in the &#39;50&#39;s was of immense importance. Included are: SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE. Very nice indeed. $2950.00. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. A Near Fine copy of the book with "20" written in red marker on the front end paper, otherwise clean and unmarked, with just touches of wear at the spine ends and board edges. In a Very Good+ dust jacket that is lightly faded at the spine and with a few small chips and tears at the extremities. Overall an attractive copy of the first edition. & & Highsmith&#39;s gripping thriller, the first to feature Tom Ripley, an intelligent, but disturbed young man. An early, cutthroat form of identity theft, during a less digital age. Filmed in 1999 with a star-studded cast, including: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Original Charles "Teenie" Harris Photograph of Roberto Clemente Receiving a Trophy

      ca 1955, Pittsburgh - 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&#150;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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Dynamite Trail ---in a Dustjacket

      London: Ward, Lock, 1955, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a Good only copy, in a Good dustjacket, foxing, boards are slightly warped, a very hard to find early western by Nigel Tranter, this is the seventh of Tranter&#39;s 11 westerns that he published under the Tredgold pseudonym, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo,. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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      Stockholm:: Kungl. Boktryckeriet P. A. Norstedt & Soner,, 1955. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY FREDERICK C. ROBBINS. A Fine First Edition First Printing Offprint in original printed wrappers. 8vo. pp. 99-118.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955., 1955. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. The scarce third James Bond novel. This is the version on the thin paper stock with &#39;shoo&#39; for &#39;shoot&#39; printed to page 10. Octavo, 256 pp. Publisher&#39;s black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in &#39;flame&#39; design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. The cheap paper is toned as expected, some faint spotting to flyleaf otherwise fine. The beautiful dust-jacket has a couple of minor scratches to the panels and some trivial edgewear, but is an unquestionably fine example- the best copy we have offered in many years. The exceptionally scarce &#39;shoo&#39; version accounts for "as few as one in five copies of the first impression" (Gilbert, p.95). A true Bond highlight. Gilbert A3a (1.1)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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      - Monaco, Arts et Créations, 1955. En feuilles : 16x22 cm. Ouvrage en 4 volumes, imprimé sur pur chiffon et illustré en couleurs au pochoire par Jean Gradassi. Couvertures rempliées. Chemises-étuis en carton recouvert de tissu velouté beige. Minimes et discrètes traces d'usage sur les chemises-étuis, sinon ensemble en excellent état. Tiré à 830 exemplaires (n° 658). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955 Signed first edition. Presentation label from the Martin Company at the opening of Viking Rocket Hall at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, June 30th, 1955. Signed by the author. A very good or better copy in the illustrated color dustwrapper; also in the original &#39;special&#39; clear plastic outer protective wrapper, printed in white exclusively for this event [A short tear on the front panel; a tape stain present on the back endpapers from the &#39;special&#39; protective wrapper. Folded color program from the opening of the Viking hall set in. A very important book in the history of rocket science & space exploration. Illustrated with many interesting photographs. The story of "the sensational American plan of launching artificial satellites to circle the earth." 8vo., 242 pp. including Index.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        VERVE - vol. VIII - N°31 & 32

      - Editions de la revue Verve, Directeur Teriade, Paris, 1955. In folio cartonnage éditeur illustré, illustrations pleines pages en noir et en couleur de BRAQUE, 156 p. Georges Braque, a composé spécialement la couverture et la page de titre.Cet ouvrage contient un ensemble de dessins provenant des carnets de travail de Georges BRAQUE. Carnets où sont notés quotidiennement depuis sa jeunesse toutes ses émotions visuelles et ses idées plastiques, constituant un véritable journal composé de dessins, gouaches et aquarelles. Ce double numéro spécialement exécuté par Braque, a été imprimé par Draeger ; la lithographie par Mourlot. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Unknown Assailant

      London: Constable,, 1955. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Edges and margins tanned as usual, but otherwise an excellent copy in the somewhat soiled and rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. The third volume in the Gorse series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gift from the Sea - An Answer to the Conflict in Our Lives

      First Edition in original jacket. Copyright 1955 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh with no additional printings listed. Very clean beige boards with shells decorating cover, clean blue cloth spine with white lettering on spine. Tiny bump to lower front corner tip; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 128 pgs. Dustjacket is corner clipped with small portion of price still showing; light edge and corner wear, 1-1/2" closed tear to upper spine, clean and bright with faint trace of soiling to rear panel. Author&#39;s photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This classic inspirational work by the wife of Charles Lindbergh has been reprinted many times, but the first edition has become quite scarce, especially in nice clean collectible condition.

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1955., 1955. FIRST EDITION, SECOND STATE, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). An ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED by the artist. This version with &#39;shoot&#39; correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, 256 pp. Publisher&#39;s black cloth, titled in silver, in &#39;flame&#39; design dustwrapper, by Kenneth Lewis. Both book and wrapper are lightly used, with some soiling to the rear panel, spine a shade darkened, but remaining a clean and bright copy. A superior exapmle,housed in a collectors leather box. This copy bears an inscription from the jacket illustrator to the flyleaf; Kenneth Lewis / Ian Fleming&#39;s / favourite artist. Kenneth Lewis was the first of three illustrators employed by Fleming for the James Bond series (followed by Pat Marriott and Richard Chopping). Ken Lewis produced the jackets for the first three books in the series, although both &#39;Casino Royale&#39;, and the earliest copies of &#39;Live and Let Die&#39; omitted his name from the jacket; this was rectified during the print run of the second book, and all copies of this third book &#39;Moonraker&#39;, carry the illustrator blurb midway down the front flap. Of the three artisits, Fleming had a particular fondness for Ken, the only one he would actually visit in order to discuss artwork; Fleming proudly turning up at Lewis&#39; suburban house in his prized and rather outrageous Thunderbird car. Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Firsts Vol 8 No4. Penzler; Ian Fleming&#39;s James Bond. Campbell; Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Country Life Magazine

      1955 - London - Country Life Magazine, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six volumes of Country Life magazine. Includes some lovely full page advertisements and colour illustrations. Volume 115 part one contains January 7th to April 1st, 1954. Volume 115 part two contains April 8th to June 24th, 1954. Volume 116 part one contains July 1st to September 23, 1954. Volume 116 part two contains September 30th to December 30th, 1954. Volume 117 part one contains January 6th to March 31st, 1955. Volume 117 part two contains April 7th to June 30th, 1955. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. The pursuits and interests covered include hunting, shooting, farming, equestrian news and gardening and there are regular news and opinion pieces as well as a firm engagement with rural politics. There are reviews of books, food and wine, art and architecture, and antiques and crafts. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with just a little shelfwear and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery

      Cambridge,: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-, 1967.. Five thick octavo volumes with folding portfolio of printed charts and views, a fine fresh set in the original striking gilt decorated deep blue cloth with dust-jackets, including the slightly worn original publisher's printed sleeve for the folding case. The definitive scholarly publication of Captain Cook's journals, together with Beaglehole's Life of Captain Cook published in 1974, and considered to be the fifth octavo volume in the set.Although the full text of the first voyage journal was published in the 19th century, it was not until Beaglehole had completed his work that the unabridged accounts of all three voyages, transcribed from original manuscripts, became generally available. This edition has since become an indispensable reference for the voyages of Cook.The five volumes are accompanied by a portfolio of 58 maps and charts. Loosely inserted is Beaglehole's ten-page booklet Cook and the Russians, which relates to the voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Syon House

      London: The Dropmore Press, 1955. Small quarto. x, 41pp. + (10)ff. of engravings. One of 175 numbered copies. Illustrated with ten images of Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, printed directly from the original copper plates engraved by John Buckland Wright. Each image is titled in pencil. The ten architectural and landscape engravings are wonderful examples of Buckland Wright&#39;s careful examination of a subject and the precision with which he rendered it. Adrian Bury, who is primarily known as a watercolor artist, wrote the text about Syon House that precedes Wright&#39;s engravings, and his text is introduced by a brief appreciation of Buckland Wright by English artist Henry Rushbury. Printed on handmade cream wove paper and bound in sumptuous full black morocco with gilt armorial crest to center of both boards and gilt lettering to spine. Dentelles decorated with repeating floral device in gilt. Light blue endpapers, illustrated. Very fine. Bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Al Rastro. Episodio de "La Guerra Guacha"

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, 1955. First edition. Loose quires in glassine covered printed wrappers within a portfolio and slip case. A fine copy in a very good rebacked portfolio with matching slipcase. 4to. Illus. with 6 b/w plates. No. 6 of 92 numbered copies (of a run of 100). This story of "The Gaucho War", published by the Argentine Bibliophile Society under the direction of Armando Braun Menendez, is part of a series of six stories by Argentines illustrated by Argentine artists. The illustrations from the pen of Jorge Argerich (1905-) were etched, drawn by Raul Veroni in his hand press. Printing by Francis A. Colombo. Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (1874-1938,) Argentine writer and journalist, published La Guerra Guacha in 1905, and it made into a film in 1942. Colombo Fine Printing 238. Colombo: L'art du livre 233.

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        The Rice-sprout Song. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Eileen Chang, plus 2 Letters from the Author

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955 - First English edition, first printing. Octavo, 19.3*13.5*2cm,viii+182pp. A fine hardcover in original dustjacket now protected in mylar. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Eileen Chang in both English and Chinese. Also included are two personal letters written by Eileen Chang, dated September 3 and October 10 respectively, and addressed to the same person to whom the book is inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace (1955). 1st edition, boards, w/dj. A presentation copy to fellow poet and close associate Theodore Roethke, inscribed: "To Ted & Beatrice: my solace and delight, with all my love, Dave Wagoner" in blue fountain pen ink on the FEP. Wagoner begins the novel with a quote from Roethke, which includes the line "Money money money" from which he took the title for this volume. The friendship between Wagoner and Roethke is legendary. They were close personal friends, and taught together for many years at the University of Washington, Seattle. Although undated, this copy was most likely one of the very first that Wagoner had in his possession upon publication. This is Wagoner&#39;s second novel. Light, gentle wear to jacket, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Satan in Goray. INSCRIBED

      NY: Noonday. 1955. 1st ed., 1955. INSCRIBED on the rear free endpaper to friends in the year of publication by Singer: "To Mr. and Mrs. | Alexander Kahn | with friendship | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Dec. 27, 1955." The Kahn&#39;s bookplate is on the front pastedown. Tip of spine sunned else a tight, fine book in a bright, fine price-intact DJ with insignificant wear at the spinal extremities. Very scarce thus.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        Angels & Spaceships

      London: Gollancz, 1955. First thus. Includes eight stories reprinted from "Astounding" and "Unknown Worlds."; and nine previously unpublished vignettes. 224pp. VG (one tiny chip from top of p.195; back bottom corner crimp). In VG dj (spine-darkened, small extremity chips). Complete with scarce original wraparound strip with Crispin&#39;s blurb. Not price-clipped.. 1st UK. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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      New York & London: Michael Todd Co. Inc. 18 November 1955. New York & London: Michael Todd Co., Inc., 18 November 1955.. [1],158,[4] leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in stencil-printed production company wrappers, then enclosed in gilt-lettered vinyl binder. Ink note on upper wrapper, a few smudges and curled corners, but a very good copy. Copy #31 of this unspecified preproduction draft of Perelman, James Poe and John Farrow's award-winning adaptation to the screen of Verne's novel. Michael Anderson directed the Oct. 1956 release, one of the first two Todd-AO productions. The cast of literally hundreds spread across a number of countries, and included David Niven, Cantinflas, Noel Coward, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Finlay Currie, and many, many others. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and Perelman, Poe and Farrow shared the Oscar for Best Screenplay, as well as NY Film Critics and WGA awards in the same category. It was the last of Perelman's screen credits over a quarter of a century's work. The early ink note on the upper wrapper indicates "Minus Henrietta Seq" but the script collates as complete through "The End," and includes an additional 4 leaf appendix at the end.

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      New York:: Harcourt Brace,, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED TWICE BY E. M . FORSTER--ON THE COVER & TITLE PAGE. PLUS TEXTUAL CORRECTION IN HIS HAND (&#39;Cuckoo for Cockatoo&#39;). Near Fine hardback First Edition, First Printing in the original patterned paper boards with mild sun spine, minimal chip, wear spine tips. No Dust Jacket as issued. 8vo. 11 pp. , 1 plate &#39;The Library at Battersea Rise&#39; from a watercolor by Henrietta Thornton.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        New Orleans Sketches

      [Tokyo:] Hokuseido,, [1955]. Edited with Notes by Ichiro Nishizaki. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning to endpapers, tipped-in typescript portion has been re-inserted, leaving a trace of old glue visible in the gutter. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor spots and nicks. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the editor Ichiro Nishizaki on the front free endpaper, "For Dr. Garland Taylor, with remembrances and gratitude from the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki. Tokyo, Japan", and with a typescript of the English translation of his introduction tipped-in following the Japanese language version. Nishizaki was studying the author Lafcadio Hearn when he came across this series of vignettes published in the Times-Picayune in 1925, preceding Faulkner&#39;s work as a novelist. Nishizaki took took it upon himself to collect and edit them for this volume, writing in the introduction that, "those ten or more writings of his, printed in the Times-Picayune have not been collected yet, so that I tried to edit those early works of Faulkner in his days of apprenticeship in literature, if we may so call it, picking them up from the Times-Picayune from the end of 1924&#150;1925, which papers I looked through under the good-will of Dr. Garland Taylor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane University, where I stayed as a Fulbright research scholar". The original introduction is in Japanese (the text of the vignettes is English), and for this presentation copy to Garland Taylor Nishizaki tipped-in a typescript of his introduction in English. A wonderful association copy of this scarce work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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