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        Live and Let Die; A Cock Robin Thriller

      MACMILLAN CO, NY 1955 - Dj has general wear, creased edges, faded spine, chipped corners, worn extremeties. Light shelf wear to book, fep's tanned, sticker remnants on inner board where bookplate came off. Otherwise, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1955 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING 216 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAPAS DE AMERICA EN LOS LIBROS ESPANOLES DE LOS SIGLOS XVI AL XVIII (1503-1798). CON 241 FACSIMILES

      Madrid 1955 - #121 of 500 copies. With 241 maps, the majority of which are folding. An elaborate and handsome production. Pages unopened. In original wrappers, housed in a box.

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        Goethe as the Sage

      Hamburg: University of Hamburg,, [1955]. in Gedenkschrift zur Verleihung Hansischen Goethe-Preises. Octavo. White paper wrappers printed in black. Illustrated with photographs. Parallel German-English text. Some thumb soiling and staining to covers, head of backstrip bumped, small creases to page corners. First edition, first impression; 1200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed on the top front cover "to Luke Malman with most cordial good wishes T. S. Eliot." Booklet issued on the presentation of the Hanseatic Goethe Prize awarded to Eliot. An important essay and rare in presentation state.

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        HOLIDAY HOUSE

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

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        PSA/DNA slabbed Roberto Clemente signed index card in perfect condition

      Signature ìRoberto / Clementeî on a 5î x 3î blank index card. A collector has typed at the top edge ìRoberto Clemente (1955) 1972.î A Perfect ì10î autograph! Slabbed and PSA/DNA Certified as authentic. Clementeís first major league game was on April 17, 1955. His final game was on October 3, 1972. Clemente was killed on December 31, 1972, the victim of a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico while flying relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973 by the Baseball Writers in a Special Election.

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        The Clyde Coast and Loch Lomond. British Railways for Pleasure Sailings Amidst Magnificent Scenery.

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

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        1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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

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        XXI Letters:

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

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        Aperture Vol. 3 No. 4. Alfred Stieglitz - Seer

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

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        Christophe Colomb

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

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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (Signed First Edition)

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

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        Caviar

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

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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.

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        La statuaire khmère et son évolution, texte et planches,

      Saigon, EFEO 1955, - 2 volumes grands in-8. Volume I: texte, 322 pp., 34 planches. Volume II: planches, 114 planches imprimées en héliogravure sur papier fort, brochés. Ouvrage de référence. Bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE MADRID 1955 FIESTA DE SAN ISIDRO

      MUNICIPALES 1955 - Lang: Español 0 Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 65 x 95 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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

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

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        BRAIN WAVE

      Melbourne London Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd Melbourne, London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd,. [1955]. boards.. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with shelf wear at spine. ends and corner tips with shallow loss at upper spine end and upper. corner tips, small abrasion to spine panel just below "WAVE," and. dust soiling to rear panel. Overall, an attractive copy of a book. that is quite scarce in superior condition. (#146080). First British (and first hardcover) edition. "BRAIN WAVE, perhaps his most famous single novel, remains very nearly his finest. Its premise is simple: for millions of years the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field whose effect has been to inhibit "certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes", and thus certain neuronic functions; it is a concept Vernor Vinge would exploit and expand in his A FIRE UPON THE DEEP (1992). When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse-speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence; after the book has traced various absorbing consequences of this transformation, a transfigured humanity reaches for the stars, leaving behind (it is a conclusion evocative of Clifford D Simak at his best) former mental defectives and bright animals to inherit the planet." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-22. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 242-6.

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        Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest: First Edition - Complete in Five Volumes

      Seattle, WA: University of Washington. Hardcover. Uniform and handsome in beige cloth. Volume 5 printed in 1955, Volume 4 in 1959, Volume 3 in 1961, Volume 2 in 1964 and Volume 1 in 1969. Umarked with light wear and sound bindings. An excellent first edition example of this magnificent work. Please note: Very heavy. Special shipping considerations may apply.. . Very Good. 1955. First Edition.

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        Les Métamorphoses du vide

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

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        FIRENZE NELL' INCISIONE DI G. ZOCCHI. Werwer

      Edizioni Ponte Vecchio,, [florence] 1955 - B&W Illustrations; Elephant Folio 23" tall; Oblong folio, cloth, cover label, d/j [shallow chipping). 25 facsimile plates. Quite minor spotting to front matter. 24 x 18". Plates generally FINE. Scarce, none found at auction, Worldcat locate 5 copies in collections. Italian language. Mainly architectural plates. Folio sized Introductory pamphlet supplies the front matter. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cogne Ciel. Poème de Emmanuel Looten, Dessins et Composition de Karel Appel.

      Paris, Michel Tapié, 1955 - In-folio (50x37cm) 4 ff. en carton léger pliés. Lithographies de Karel Appel, dont 3 sont imprimés sur fond de couleurs (jaune, bleu et rouge). 2 corrections à l’encre rouge. Pliure découpée. in-folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SON OF A SMALLER HERO. Signed

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

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        Son of a Smaller Hero

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

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        THE OCTOBER COUNTRY (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First edition. Very Good/Very Good -. Stated first edition, in Currey binding B, second state, with publisher's logo printed correctly on spine. SIGNED and dated on the half-title "Ray Bradbury | Oct. 21, 1980". Book Very Good with minor discoloration to boards, vertical bend running down the spine and faint erasure on front end paper. Dust jacket Good to Very Good with general soiling, sunning and wear to the spine and a few tears, the largest on the front panel, approx. 1.5". A collection of short stories, some printed for the first time in book form, including: "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." A clean signature from the author, dated in October. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good in Very Good -. dust jacket.

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        Zigenarväg

      Rabén & Sjörgen, Stockholm 1955 - Inscribed by photographer on title-page to German-born director, writer, and actor Erwin Leiser: "Till Erwin fràn Anna, Stockholm 17. 12. 56." 4to. 88pp. Quarter cloth over decorative color paper-covered boards with gold lettering on cover and spine in original photographic dust jacket. Profusely illustrated work on Gypsy life by Russian-born Swedish photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick. The artist is best remembered for her collaboration with Astrid Lindgren and her photographic children's books. The captivating b/w reproductions of photographs by Riwkin-Brick are accompanied with text by Swedish writer Ivar-Lo Johansson. Text in Swedish. Some rubbing, creasing, chipping and few closed tears on dj. Dust jacket in overall good+, book in very good to near fine condition. Scarce in dj. Unique copy, inscribed by Anna Riwkin-Brick to artist Erwin Leiser, who escaped Sweden at the age of 15 to escape National Socialism in Germany. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARTE LOMBARDA. A cura di P. D'Ancona. Rivista di Storia dell'Arte.

      La Rete 1955-1989 In-4, 70 voll., bross. Di questa importante rivista semestrale, illustrata, (con annate di 1 o 2 voll.), offriamo una raccolta di 35 annate, dal 1955 (Anno I) al 1989 (nn. 90/91). Sono incluse nella collezione 6 "monografie" che fanno parte della numerazione della rivista, e precisamente: "Carlo Giuseppe Merlo architetto" di Gatti Perer - "La chiesa e il convento di S. Ambrogio della Vittoria a Parabiago" di Gatti Perer - "Studi e ricerche nel territorio della Provincia di Milano. 50 monumenti restaurati.." - "Il Duomo di Milano" di Gatti Perer (2 voll.) - "Civiltà Neoclassica nell'attuale territorio della provincia di Como" (nn. 55/56/57 della rivista) - "Il Duomo di Crema" di Cambiaghi. Al ns. esempl., ben conservato, "mancano solo le ultime 2 monografie". .

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        ARTE LOMBARDA A cura di P. D'Ancona. Rivista di Storia dell'Arte.

      Milano,: La Rete,, 1955-1989.. In-4, 70 voll., bross. Di questa importante rivista semestrale, illustrata, (con annate di 1 o 2 voll.), offriamo una raccolta di 35 annate, dal 1955 (Anno I) al 1989 (nn. 90/91). Sono incluse nella collezione 6 "monografie" che fanno parte della numerazione della rivista, e precisamente: "Carlo Giuseppe Merlo architetto" di Gatti Perer - "La chiesa e il convento di S. Ambrogio della Vittoria a Parabiago" di Gatti Perer - "Studi e ricerche nel territorio della Provincia di Milano. 50 monumenti restaurati.." - "Il Duomo di Milano" di Gatti Perer (2 voll.) - "Civiltà Neoclassica nell'attuale territorio della provincia di Como" (nn. 55/56/57 della rivista) - "Il Duomo di Crema" di Cambiaghi.& & Al ns. esempl., ben conservato, "mancano solo le ultime 2 monografie". & & .

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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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