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        are: SIX POEMS BY PAUL-MARIE LAPOINTE, SEVEN POEMS BY GILLES HENAULT, NINE POEMS BY SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU & EIGHT POEMS BY ROLAND GIGUERE

      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 '50'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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        Steilufer an der Eckernförder Bucht. Pastell auf Papier. Um 1955. Unten rechts signiert. 36 x 47 cm. Unter Passepartout gerahmt.

      Weicher Blick auf eine kleine sandige Bucht mit Dünengras, links das Steilufer mit einigen Bäumen bei teils bewölktem Himmel.- Auf der Rückwand handschriftlich betitelt und zugeschrieben.

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        New Orleans Sketches. Edited with Notes by Ichiro Nishizaki.

      [Tokyo:] Hokuseido, [1955] - 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'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 1924–1925, 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bride of the Innisfallen

      First edition 1st printing, Near Fine to Fine book with bumping bottom of spine, very slight bumps to top corners of boards, touch of rubbing at bottom corners, slight age toning of edges of page block; in a similar dust jacket with bumping and slight color loss bottom of spine, touch of age toning along top edge of white portions. A very nice, first state review copy of Welty’s seventh book. A Harcourt Brace review slip is tipped in at the front end page noting the review date as APR 7 1955 and that price will be $3.50 (which is the price on the flap). The first state has only a single date on the copyright page, 1955, and is extremely rare. The first state copies apparently went only to reviewers and the copyright page was corrected by adding the copyright dates for all the stories in the trade printing. A slip from a previous book seller notes that this was once the copy of John Martin, founder of Black Sparrow Press.

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        THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Co. 1955. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1955].. Cloth and boards. Trace of rubbing along lower edges of boards, narrow patch of darkening to portion of upper joint, small ink tick in extreme corner of free endsheet, otherwise about fine in dust jacket. First edition, second state of the title (a cancel with five copyright dates). Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endsheet.

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        The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints (Two Volume Cased Set)

      Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, 1955, 1965. . Both volumes have eight color plates and numerous black and white illustrations made by The Meriden Gravure Co., Meriden, CT. Bound in publisher's original rust cloth with the spines stamped in gilt and in rust cloth covered slipcases. Top edges are gilt. Volume I: The Primitives, is limited to 500 numbered copies. Volume II: Harunobu, Koryusai, Shigemasa, Their Followers and Contemporaries, is limited to 1, 000 copies. The volumes measure 15.75 by 12.25 inches (40 by 31.1 cm), Image upon request. Both volumes are in fine condition, one of the slipcases shows minor edge wear. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine condition in near fine slipcases

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        Il ciclista.

      Litografia a colori di mm 390x560 su foglio di mm 430x525, prova d'artista, firmata dall'autore in basso a destra.Gino Severini (1883-1996), pittore e incisore originario di Cortona, ha saputo unire scienza ed arte, rigore costruttivo e fantasia inventiva, raggiungendo la più completa felicità espressiva innestando i valori dinamici del futurismo su quelli costruttivi del cubismo.Ottime condizioni.

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        Della congiura dei Pazzi

      Officina Bodoni - Mardersteig 1955 Con quattro litografie del pittore Renato Guttuso.

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        Strountes.

      Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1955. 121,(4) s. Häftad. Ryggen något fläckig. Ett par sidor ljust missfärgade efter ilagda tidningsurklipp. Lten rättelse på s. 103. Dedikation "Till Nun från Gunnar".. "Nun" var, så klart, författarens före detta hustru

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        [Rare ensemble de publications scientifiques relatives aux gros rongeurs et essentiellement au Rat Musqué. 45 Publications en français, 8 en anglais, 7 en anglais, 2 en finnois, 2 en flamand ] MAURIN-BLANCHET, Henri, Biologie et destruction des Principaux Rongeurs de France, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1965 / Pierre MOREL, Contribution à l'étude du rat musqué en France. Le Foyer de la Somme et du Pas-de-Calais, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1949 / Albert Hugues, Le castor du Rhône, Extrait du BSNA, 1933 / L. Germand, Contribution à l'étude des castors de la région Avignonaise, Extrait du BSESCNV, 1939 / Premières captures de Rats Musqués au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 1957 / Union syndicale des Syndicats de l'Etang, Le Rat Musqué, Paris, 1929 / Van den Bruel et Moens, 3 tirés à part de Parasitica 1952, 1956 et 1957 : Essais de destruction des rats musqués par des techniques bactériologiques - Une technique de destruction du Rat musqué en cours de migration par piégeage "systématique" le long des canaux - L'asphyxie des nichées par l'hydrogène phosphorée / Commandant Caziot : Le rat musqué en Bohême in BSZF 1924 / A. Chappelier : Le Rat Musqué en France. Novembre 1933 Allemagne-Angleterre, extrait du BSNA, 1934 / A. Chappelier : Les Dangers de l'Elevage du Rat Musqué, tirage à part de la RHN, 1930 / Ministère de l'Agriculture, Bruxelles, Comment découvrir la présence du rat musqué ? 1956 / J. Bernard : Situation en Belgique et dégâts du Campagnol souterrain Pitymis Subterraneus de Selys Longchamps, Extrait de Parasitica, 1958 / J. Giban : Les raticides anticoagulants et la lutte contre les rats en Agriculture / Comité d'experts de la Peste, Premier, Deuxième et Troisième Rapports, OMS, 1950 et 1953 et 1959 / Robert Régnier, La lutte biologique contre les Campagnols - Rats et Campagnols en Agriculture, 1939 et 1934 / Robert Régnier, Principes de l'Organisation de la lutte contre les Petits Rongeurs en Agriculture, 1930 / Vallée : Contribution à l'étude des Migrations du rat musqué Ondatra Zibethica L en France, Declume, 1959 / Giban et Aubry : Extension actuelle du rat musqué en France, 1956 / Role of Refuges in Muskrat Management, Technical Wildlife Bulletin, 1954 / Muskrat pelt patterns and primeness, Technical Bulletin, 1963 / Ted O'Neil, The Muskrat in the Louisana Coastal marshes, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries / Atso Artimo, The dispersal and acclimatization of the muskrat, Ondatra Zibethicus, in Finland, Helsinki, 1960 / Max Hoffmann, Die Bisamratte, Akademische Verlag Geest & Portig, Leipzig, 1958 / Emil Zed, Untersuchungen über den Hodenabstieg bei Nagern, Nürnberg, 1934 / Dr Samuel Mehl, Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Bisamratte, Verla Datterrer & Cie, München, 1954

      Liste partielles des Titres principaux : 45 publications en français dont :: MAURIN-BLANCHET, Henri, Biologie et destruction des Principaux Rongeurs de France, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1965, 101 pp. / Pierre MOREL, Contribution à l'étude du rat musqué en France. Le Foyer de la Somme et du Pas-de-Calais, Thèse pour le doctorat Vétérinaire, Ecole d'Alfort, 1949, 101 pp. / Albert Hugues, Le castor du Rhône, Extrait du BSNA, 1933, 38 pp. / L. Germand, Contribution à l'étude des castors de la région Avignonaise, Extrait du BSESCNV, 1939, 8 pp. / Premières captures de Rats Musqués au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 1957, pp. 41-51 / Union syndicale des Syndicats de l'Etang, Le Rat Musqué, Paris, 1929, 8 pp. / Van den Bruel et Moens, 3 tirés à part de Parasitica 1952, 1956 et 1957 : Essais de destruction des rats musqués par des techniques bactériologiques - Une technique de destruction du Rat musqué en cours de migration par piégeage "systématique" le long des canaux - L'asphyxie des nichées par l'hydrogène phosphorée - Commandant Caziot : Le rat musqué en Bohême in BSZF 1924 / A. Chappelier : Le Rat Musqué en France. Novembre 1933 Allemagne-Angleterre, extrait du BSNA, 1934, 26 pp. / A. Chappelier : Les Dangers de l'Elevage du Rat Musqué, tirage à part de la RHN, 1930, 24 pp. / Ministère de l'Agriculture, Bruxelles, Comment découvrir la présence du rat musqué ? 1956, 12 pp. / J. Bernard : Situation en Belgique et dégâts du Campagnol souterrain Pitymis Subterraneus de Selys Longchamps, Extrait de Parasitica, 1958, pp. 58-74 / J. Giban : Les raticides anticoagulants et la lutte contre les rats en Agriculture / Comité d'experts de la Peste, Premier, Deuxième et Troisième Rapports, OMS, 1950 et 1953 et 1959, 32 et 14 pp. et 52 pp. / Robert Régnier, La lutte biologique contre les Campagnols - Rats et Campagnols en Agriculture, 1939 et 1934, 15 et 8 pp. / Robert Régnier, Principes de l'Organisation de la lutte contre les Petits Rongeurs en Agriculture, 1930, 6 pp. / Vallée : Contribution à l'étude des Migrations du rat musqué Ondatra Zibethica L en France, Declume, 1959, pp. 329-340 / Giban et Aubry : Extension actuelle du rat musqué en France, 1956, pp. 34-45 / 2 vol. du Bulletin Française de Pisciculture, 1930 et 1933 : "La lutte contre le rat musqué en Tchécoslovaquie" et "Rat musqué et Ragondin" / Role of Refuges in Muskrat Management, Technical Wildlife Bulletin, 1954 / Muskrat pelt patterns and primeness, Technical Bulletin, 1963 / Ted O'Neil, The Muskrat in the Louisana Coastal marshes, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries / Atso Artimo, The dispersal and acclimatization of the muskrat, Ondatra Zibethicus, in Finland, Helsinki, 1960 / Max Hoffmann, Die Bisamratte, Akademische Verlag Geest & Portig, Leipzig, 1958 / Emil Zed, Untersuchungen über den Hodenabstieg bei Nagern, Nürnberg, 1934 / Dr Samuel Mehl, Beiträge zur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Bisamratte, Verla Datterrer & Cie, München, 1954 Nombreux travaux dédicacés. Rare réunion de 64 ouvrage et articles scientifiques essentiellement consacrés au Rat musqué. Prix du lot. Français

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        Rainy Night

      Chicago, 1955. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Signed. From edition of 100. Image measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful night city scene in Chicago. James Swann (1905-1985) was born in Texas. He moved to Chicago in 1933 where he became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

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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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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1955. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping. along top and bottom edges, a sticker stain to spine panel, and a bit. of age tanning but no show though on the outer surface. (#142674). First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. "... a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online).

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        Best American Short Stories 1955, 1956, 1957

      Houghton Mifflin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1955, 1956, 1957. Three volumes of Best American Short Stories, each including a story by Eastlake and each inscribed by Eastlake to his father. The first volume, which contains "Little Joe," is inscribed simply, "With love/Bill," and is tight, but the covers are stained from use: a good copy in a very good dust jacket with one foredge stain, some edge creasing, and a chip to the crown. The second volume contains "The Quiet Chimneys" and is inscribed "For Pap/ with love/ Bill." Some offsetting to spine; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the corners and spine ends. The third volume contains "The Unhappy Hunting Grounds" and is inscribed "Love for Pap/ Bill." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the spine extremities. Eastlake's early fiction, including his first three novels and these early stories, were set in the American southwest; he helped put that region on the literary map, to be followed by such writers as John Nichols, Tony Hillerman, Leslie Marmon Silko and later Cormac McCarthy. Provenance: Eastlake's estate (Marilyn Hill). These were the first three appearances of six total for Eastlake in B.A.S.S.; his first novel, Go in Beauty, came out in 1956. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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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.

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        THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES

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

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        Charlotte And The White Horse - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most attractive First Edition/First Printing [Hanrahan A18] in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket. Some chipping and soiling of dustjacket, but in general it is clean and bright; The fantasy story of a little girl, named Charlotte, and her little white horse, Milky Way from the time Milky Way was born and took his first wobbly steps and from the beginning of the day to the end when Charlotte tells him goodnight and leaves her horse a bowl of water, hay, and oats .

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        THE RECOGNITIONS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955)., 1955 William Gaddis. THE RECOGNITIONS. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. First Edition of the author's seminal first novel. Thick 8vo., 956pp., Spine titled in gilt - A near fine or better example - Publisher'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.

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        The Historic King Arthur and the Arthurian Romances

      Glastonbury: n.p., (1955). Unpublished manuscript. Fine. Unpublished manuscript. 200pp. written in ink on one side only, bound with cord into a light board cover. 7-1/2 x 9'. The manuscript, entirely in Webb's legible hand, contains a preface 'To the Critic'; a foreword by Albert C. R. Carter, King Arthur's Champion, Knights of the Round Table Club (est. 1720); the main textual sections divided into The Historic King Arthur and The Arthurian Romance; and four appendices: King Arthur's Grave at Glastonbury; Royal Pilgrimages to King Arthur's Tomb; Tintagel and Camelot; and King Arthur and Glastonbury. Laid in are three letters by Webb dated April, 1955, and addressed to Gerald Henderson, Deputy Knight Remembrancer of the Knights of the Round Table Club. In the letters, Webb transmits the manuscript, indicating that he has kept a copy and hoping that it might be published. Albert E. Webb was a printer and longtime resident of Glastonbury, whose published works include 'Glastonbury in Ynyswytryn (Isle of Avalon)'; 'Glastonbury Abbey'; and 'Glastonbury: Legend, Tradition, History'.

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        No Boundaries

      Ballantine Books New York: Ballantine Books. (1955). First. First edition. Slightest toning to the pages, still fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. An especially fresh copy. .

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        NO BOUNDARIES

      New York: Ballantine Books New York: Ballantine Books,. [1955]. cloth.. Some tanning to text paper, some glue residue on front free end paper. from private owner's bookplate (no longer present), else a fine copy. in near fine dust jacket with short closed tear to upper front panel,. mild rubbing to spine folds, corners and spine ends, mild shelf wear. to head of spine panel, and small closed tear to upper rear panel.. Dust jacket art by Richard Powers. (#126259). First edition. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7.

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        The Return of the King. 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. 416pp :: Fold-out map to rear :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: First impression with mis-aligned text and signature '4' .

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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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        First Glossary of Programming Terminology, Report to the Association for Computing Machinery June 1954 w/ Questionnaire

      Assoc. for Computing Machinery, Committee on Nomenclature, named above; 25 pages; plus one sheet reproduced typescript b. Very Good overall, stapled light graygreen wraps, some darkened stains along the outer stapled edge and partially along top front cover. Binding is tight, pages clean and unmarkedIncludes a separate sheet, reproduced typescript, Questionnaire on the ACM First Glossary of Programming Terminology - It will be of great assistance to the Committee on Nomenclature if you will complete this questionnaire and return it to the Chairman, Dr. Grace Murray Hopper, Remington Rand Inc... On the back of this sheet are listed all of the terms defined in the First Glossary. Please indicate on each any feeling you have about it...' (from the Questionnaire). Folded 8.5x17, slight toning to the paper'... our first attempt at a glossary of the terms which are used in discussing the applications of digital computers to science, engineering and industry... this glossary is at best tentative and incomplete.... The committee will continue to collect opinions, arbitrate disagreements, and publish the results - next edition goal, May 1955.... To encourage the reticent and assist the indolent, a questionnaire has been enclosed on which may be recorded an opinion on any or all of the words defined here. Specific suggestions of new terms and revised meanings are especially encouraged...' (from the introduction of the Glossary) Dated June 2, 1954, Grace Murray Hopper, Chairman of the Committee on NomenclatureOCLC notes 6 copies in institutions worldwide

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        Souvenir Program for House of Flowers

      Passantino (New York: Passantino. 1955). First. Stapled wrappers. Quarto. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Large souvenir program for Capote's light-hearted musical about the goings-on at two competing brothels in the West Indies. The show was headlined by Pearl Bailey, with a cast that included Alvin Ailey, Diahann Carroll, Geoffrey Holder, and Sabu, all but Bailey in their Broadway debuts. This program is Inscribed by Capote to Pearl Bailey at his photograph in the program: "Dear Pearl -- Thank you for all you do. Truman Capote." Capote and Bailey are pictured in the program clowning around, either holding hands or arm-wrestling, a competition in which the tiny terror would almost surely come out second best. A wonderful association. .

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        The Magician's Nephew. [Narnia]

      London: The Bodley Head, 1955.. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Previous owner inscription on fep. 183pp :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6")

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        The Talented Mr. Ripley

      Coward McCann New York: Coward-McCann. 1955. First. First edition. Two tiny spots on the foredge, still easily fine in fine dustwrapper with some slight rubbing, and a few tiny tears. A very nice copy of this classic mystery, the first book in the Ripley series. Basis for the acclaimed 1960 Rene Clement film Purple Noon with Alain Delon, and more recently filmed by Anthony Minghella with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. .

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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. front corner tip, 18 mm closed tear at top edge of rear panel, some. partial light internal age-darkening to spine panel and flap folds. (no show through), and some soiling to rear panel. Overall, an. attractive copy of a book that is quite scarce in superior condition.. (#103761). First British (and first hardcover) edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 242-46.

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        Observation of antiprotons

      1955. First edition. Discovery of the AntiprotonChamberlain, Owen (1920-2006), Emilio Segr?1905-89) et al. Observation of antiprotons. In The Physical Review, 2nd series, 100 (1955): 947-50. Whole number. 763-979pp. 268 x 202 mm. Original printed wrappers, vertical crease in back wrapper. Boxed.First Edition, journal issue. Segr?nd Chamberlain, colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the antiproton, a particle with the same mass and spin as the proton but with opposite charge and magnetic moment. Such antiparticles had been predicted in 1928 by Dirac's relativistic theory of the electron, and the first such particle, the positron, had been discovered by C. D. Anderson in 1932. Several rival groups at Berkeley also entered the antiproton hunt, but the Segr?eam's experimental ingenuity insured its triumph:"I decided to attack the problem in two ways. One was based on the determination of the charge and mass of the particle. The other concentrated on the observation of the phenomena attendant on the annihilation of a stopping antiproton. The stopping antiproton and a proton of the target should mutually annihilate each other, and the rest mass of the two particles should transform itself in one of many possible ways into other particles such as pions. These would leave tracks in a photographic emulsion and the annihilation would thus become evident. . . ."We started the run on August 25, 1955, and after a few days of tuning up, we began observing antiproton signals. We based the identification on measurement of the velocity, momentum, and charge of a particle. The signals for velocity were oscilloscope traces recording the passage of a particle through a velocity-selecting Cerenkov detector. . . . We detected about one antiproton for every few hundred thousand other particles crossing our apparatus. . . . We decided to write a letter to the Physical Review and an article for Nature. . . . The mass-spectrograph experiment concluded on October 1, 1955, having proved the existence of the antiproton, and soon thereafter the emulsion work confirmed it" (Segrè, A Mind Always in Motion, pp. 256-57).

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        RE-BIRTH (American title of THE CHRYSALIDS): Ballantine paperback, 1955, INSCRIBED & SIGNED by JOHN WYNDHAM, author of THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.

      Published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1955. First Edition in paperback.. A rare opportunity to acquire JOHN WYNDHAM's signature. On the title page is the inscription "for George Green from John Wyndham - July 1955". This is not a complete book: what we are offering are the title page and the following pages 1 to 36 of RE-BIRTH. The rest of the book is missing. This edition featured the inappropriately-named "perfect binding" in which each page was individually glued to the spine, and fell out a short time later. The thing to do with this is to buy another copy of the same edition and substitute the title page. John Wyndham was not known for book signings and the cheaper of the two examples of a signed book we could find on the internet was £1500. For what it's worth, the pages offered here are in excellent condition. For comparison, you can see another example of Wyndham's autograph at http://www.swisseduc.ch/english/readinglist/wyndham_john/ and you can see this one at

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        The Return of the King. 1955

      First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. G+: in Good plus condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Eps foxed. 416pp :: Fold-out map to rear :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: First impression with mis-aligned text and signature '4'

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        Helene chez Archimede. Woodcuts after Pablo PICASSO. Deluxe edition with extra Suite

      Paris: Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, 1955, first edition, one of 140 deluxe exemplars (total edition 240), produced hors commerce for the members of the club and contributors. This special exemplar printed for Pierre-Yves Tremois, the famous French artist, and thus it's from his library. The edition contains 22 original woodcuts (20 hors-texte) engraved by Georges Aubert after drawings by Pablo Picasso (Aubert also engraved Picasso's etchings for ”Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu”). This exemplar has an additional suite of 21 full-page woodcuts (as issued), printed on cream stock, in a separate paper folder inserted in the back. The total number of hors-texte prints in this copy is 41. Picasso produced the drawings in 1925 on Vollard's request to illustrate the play by André Suares, but the project got postponed until 1955. Large folio (18 x 13.5 inches; 441 x 328 mm), text in French, 203 pages, all leaves loose in 2 wrapper folders, boards chemise and slipcase. Internally clean and bright; the chemise and slipcase with very minor imperfections; overall, a very good copy of this handsome book illustrated by Picasso. References: Monod 10485; Rauch 80; Johnson (Vollard) 193; Solvay 861; Strachan ”The Artist & The Book in France”, p.340; Geiser-Bolliger 1955; Horodisch p.75; not in Cramer.

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        [Document]: This Indenture made the fourth day [of] July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Between Jeffery Clark and Mary, his wife of the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia

      Large vellum document. Edges irregularly cut (as was the custom with these types of documents) but approximately 25" x 14.5". Framed and glazed (in 1955). Unexamined out of the frame. Some evidence of dampstaining on backing paper that does not seem to affect the document, a bit amateurishly mounted (glued on cardboard with resultant glue stains), document is very good, frame is near fine, but the document would probably benefit from re-mounting and framing. Overall, very good. A handwritten indenture, dated July 4, 1776, transferring property in Gloucester, New Jersey from Jeffrey and Mary O. Clark of "the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia" to John Heritage of Gloucester. Signed by Jeffrey Clark, and with the mark of Mary O. Clark. Gloucester is directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. We understand that a slightly more important document was issued in Philadelphia on this same day, but we do not currently have it in inventory. Feel free to wait. Although nowhere indicated, and probably irrelevant to the document's desirability, we acquired this from the estate of New Jersey-resident mystery writer Mabel Seeley and her husband, attorney Harold Ross, who collected legal documents of local interest. .

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        Marilyn Monroe aufmerksam zuhörend. Späterer Silbergelatineabzug.

      25 x 20 cm, Tadell., Gerahmt unter Passepartout Vom Photographen unten rechts signiert und verso mehrfach gestempelt.

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        Anecdotes of the Late War

      Jonathan Williams Highlands, North Carolina: Jonathan Williams. 1955. First. First edition. Broadside, folded into stiff card covers as issued. A little age-toning to the covers else fine. Inscribed by Olson to his wife and son: "For B. and for Charles Peter fr. Charles." Issued as Jargon Broadside I. A great association. .

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        The Recognitions

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1955). First. Advance Reading Copy. Printed wrappers. A couple of tape shadows at the bottom of the spine near the rear panel, the original repair apparently to seal a short and unobtrusive tear, else a sound, very good or a little better copy. The author's uncommon and bulky first book, invariably found well-worn. Poorly received upon publication, Gaddis spent two decades writing copy for large corporations before publishing his next novel. By the end of his life he had won two National Book Awards and was seen as a major American author whose experimental work bridged the writings of James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon. .

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        FAR AND AWAY

      New York: Ballantine Books 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 (1995) 3-24.

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        Furniture Making In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century England An Outline for Collectors

      The Connoisseur London: The Connoisseur, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter vellum and blue cloth with spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Fine in very good, spotted slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 238 pages. Folio, 36 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 11 of 100 specially bound copies by Edward Hiscox of London, and signed by the author in blue ink. List of Subscribers. 363 black and white illustrations, some full page color plates. Notes on the text figures. Covers cabinet and chair makers, carvers and gilders, and clocks. Exceptionally clean internally.

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

      Offset Multicolor S.A. [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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        ELOISE

      1955. 1. THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, slight offset on front paste-down else near Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with light soil and a few small chips.Stated first printing of the of the first Eloise book, illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pictorial endpapers plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illustration. Great copy, increasingly scarce.

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        Les fresques de Hans Erni ou la part du peintre en ethnographie.

      Neuchatel, Paul Attinger S. A., (1955). 40,(3,2 blanka,1) s. Elegant mörkrött marokängryggbd med pergamentskodda pärmhörn, modernistisk svart- och guldpressad dekor på rygg och pärmar samt övre guldsnitt (Hugo Peller, signerat längst ned på ryggen och även handsignerat: "Gebunden für Sten Juli 1963 Hugo Peller"). Bakre ytterfalsen lite skrapad och ryggen med litet nötningsmärke nederst. Med två signerade originalteckningar, varav en med dedikation "Für Sten G. Lindberg hertzlich Jan 63. Hans Erni".. Nr 511 av 1500 exemplar. Pärmpappret utformat av Elisabeth Peller. Boken skildar Ernis 189 meter långa fresker över världens historia i Etnografiska museet i Neuchatel

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        Portrait Photograph of Robert Duncan

      First. Color photograph of a youthful Robert Duncan. Measuring 8.5" x 11", image size 7.5" x 7.5". Fine. Signed, captioned, and dated 1955 (but printed later) by Williams on the verso. .

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        Atomic Phosphorus Paramagnetic Resonance Experiment Employing Universal Dissociator (+) Paramagnetic Resonance Reorientation of Atoms and Ions Aligned by Electron Impact (+) Slow Spin Relaxation of Optically Polarized Sodium Atoms (+) Modulation of a light beam by Processing Absorbing Atoms (+) Spin Resonance of Free Electrons Polarized by Exchange Collisions.

      Lancaster, American Institute of Physics, 1955-1958. Lex8vo. Volume 99, July 15, No. 2, 1955; Volume 103, August 15, No. 4, 1956; Volume 105, March 1, No. 5, 1957; Volume 105, March 15, No. 6, 1957 and Volume 109, January 15, No. 2, 1958 of The Physical Review, Second Series. Entire five volumes offered in the original printed blue wrappers. Stamp with previous owner's name to top of front wrappers on all issues except for volume 105, No. 5 with two stamps. A bit of wear to extremities, and a few scratches and tears to spines. Overall fine, and internally clean. Pp. 527-31; pp. 1125-26; pp. 1487-89; pp. 1924-25; pp. 381-85. [Entire volumes: Pp. 343-681; pp. 839-1135; pp. 1421-1682; pp. 1683-1955; pp. 227-631].. First publication of this series of papers in which Dehmelt developed the ion trap technique which awarded him the Nobel Prize of Physics in 1989. The ion trap is essential for the physical realization of quantum computation and quantum information processing. The ion trap (or Penning trap) is used in physics laboratires worldwide for example in CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, where it is used to store antiprotons and high precision measurement of the magnetic moment of the electron (g-factor).Dehmelt himself wrote about the discovery:''Paramagnetic Resonance Reorientation of Atoms and Ions Aligned by Electron Impact. In this paper I first pointed out the usefulness of ion trapping for high resolution spectroscopy and mentioned the 1923 Kingdon trap as a suitable device. This work also brought me into close contact with spin exchange between electron and target atom, which gave me the idea for my 1958 experiment Spin Resonance of Free Electrons Polarized by Exchange Collisions. However, first I had to learn how to produce polarized atoms, which could then transfer their orientation to trapped electrons. Falling back on buffer gas techniques developed in my 1955 Duke paper Atomic Phosphorus Paramagnetic Resonance Experiment, I quickly demonstrated in my 1956 Seattle paper Slow Spin Relaxation of Optically Polarized Sodium Atoms how to efficiently produce and monitor a polarized atom cloud. Trapping the electrons in a neutralizing ion cloud slowly diffusing in the buffer gas, I was able to carry out the spin resonance experiment. My optical transmission monitoring scheme proved also very useful in the development of rubidium vapor magnetometers and frequency standards by Earl Bell and Arnold Bloom at Varian Associates, in which I acted as a consultant. The rubidium frequency standard is still the least expensive, smallest and most widely used commercial atomic frequency standard. (His Nobel Prize lecture)

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        The Acceptance World (REVIEW COPY). The third volume of A Dance to the Music of Time

      Heinemann, London, 1955.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First Edition, first impression. 214pp. Red cloth with black panel and gilt lettering to spine. Publisher's blind stamp to rear board. With a Heinemann Review slip noting the title, price and publication date loosely inserted. A very good copy with just the faintest hint of foxing to fore edge otherwise in super state. In non-price-clipped dust wrapper, alas with notable loss to head and foot of spine panel.

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        Another Time, Another Place

      Crown Publishers New York: Crown Publishers. (1955). First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with several very small tears, and one slightly jagged, longer tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1958 film directed by Lewis Allen, and featuring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, and Sean Connery, in an early leading performance. Exceptionally scarce. .

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        THE INHERITORS

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd London: Faber and Faber Ltd,. [1955]. cloth.. Mild foxing to free endpapers, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. with a bit of tanning to the spine panel and some mild spotting to. the flaps. A nice copy. Scarce. (#111900). First edition. The author's second novel. 5080 copies printed. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 19. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1036- 39. Gekoski and Grogan A3a.

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