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        Sand and Satin

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

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        Spirit of St. Louis. Den forsta atlantflygaren berattar

      Albert Bonniers, Stockholm 1955 - First Swedish edition. Octavo. Fine in original full blue morocco by Nylen & Co., gilt-stamped upper cover and spine, publisher's slipcase. Printed in a limited but unspecified number (this is copy no. 155) Signed by Lindbergh. This copy additionally inscribed to "Lucile Wright from the Royal Swedish Aero Club in appreciation of her contribution to aviation. Stockholm, 6.9.1957, Nils Stirnberg." Lucile M. Wright was a famous American woman aviator, one of the original Ninety-Nines (pioneer women aviatrixes, as assembled by Amelia Earhart in 1929), and the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum in Jamestown, New York is named after her. This book, an account of the first solo nonstop flight between the United States and Europe in 1927, won for Lindbergh the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. This is the only limited, signed edition published outside the United States. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Photograph of John Birks ('Dizzy') Gillespie

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

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        Half-length portrait of James Baldwin, seated, in profile

      New York, sept 23, 1955 - Fine portrait, taken in the year Baldwin published NOTES OF A NATIVE SON (BALDWIN, JAMES) 9-7/8 x 6-5/8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Embossed stamp lower front, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in pencil, documenting the subject of the photograph ("James Baldwin"), the date, and the number of the negative ("XV-NN-3") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photograph of Alvin Ailey

      New York, march 22, 1955 - (AILEY, ALVIN) 24.5 x 20 cm. (9-1/4 x 7-7/8 inches). Gelatin silver print. Full length view of the dancer in costume. Atelier stamped on verso and docketed in ink with the name of the subject, the date of the session, and the Van Vechten reference to the negative ( "XIII MM 8"). Slightly faded, but a rare and early image, with Van Vechten's blind stamp at lower right

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SUNDAY, MONDAY AND ALWAYS

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

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        SOMETHING OF VALUE

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

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        Lord of the Flies

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

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

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

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        LORD BYRON'S LOVE LETTER: OPERA IN ONE ACT

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

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        The Inheritors.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE INHERITORS

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

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        The Acceptance World

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

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        Lumières d'homme *

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

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        Content.

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

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        FAR AND AWAY

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

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

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

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        Christmas

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

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

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

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

      London: George Allen & Unwin. G+: in Good plus condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Eps foxed. 1955. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 416pp. Fold-out map to rear. First impression with mis-aligned text and signature '4'. .

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        WATERFRONT. Signed

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

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        Mackinac Most Historic Spot in Michigan

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

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        LE SOIF DU JONC POÈME

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

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        Sidney Bechet, Original Vintage 1955 French Concert Poster

      Sidney Bechet, Original Vintage Concert Poster, Palais D'Hiver, [Lyon, France ] , Sat. April 2 - Sun. April 3 [1955], printer's imprint Berger Monopole to bottom right. In the words of Bechet's biographer, John Chilton, the great clarinetist and saxophonist had been, a "touring machine" since settling in France in 1951 where he was adored by his French and European fans and had become a national icon. Although Bechet continued his torrid recording and touring pace, in late 1958 he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and made his last concert appearance on, Dec 20 1958, at the Salle Wagram in Paris, after which he declined rapidly and died on his sixty second birthday, May 14, 1959. A very scarce poster for Bechet's limited two-day engagement at the storied Lyon music-hall in an unusual pairing with the French chanteuse star, Catherine Sauvage. Original vintage poster, 15.25" by 23.5" ( 38.7 cm by 59.7 cm.), has been folded, light age toning, staple perforations to right and left margins, short closed tear and nick to top margin, perforation and slight material loss at the "H" in "Hiver", otherwise about near fine; the fragile groundwood pulp paper is in quite remarkable condition, colours are still bright, verso is unmarked. We have seen no other copies of this rare, vintage jazz collectible. J 1785 . About Near Fine.

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        The Martian Way and Other Stories

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A collection of two science-fiction stories and two novelettes. First edition (stated; $2.75 price on the dust jacket). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket but for slight bumping to the spine ends. A superlative copy, inscribed by the author, an incurable flirt: 'For Paula and Peter, with love and respect, respectively, Isaac Asimov.' This book comes from a large collection of Isaac Asimov first editions, including many signed and especially fine copies.

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        CAHIERS DE LA CERAMIQUE Du Verre et des Arts du Feu. Revue trimestrielle.

      Sèvres,: Musée National de Céramique,, 1955-1969.. In-4 p., fascicoli in cartoncino con ill. a colori applic. al piatto, ca. 40/70 pagg. cad., molto ben illustr. in b.n. e con tavv. a colori f.t. applic. alla pag. Di questa prestigiosa e tipograficam. lussuosa rivista trimestrale, pubblicata (a partire dal dicembre 1955) dagli "Amis du Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres", offriamo i primi 43 fascicoli (sui 59 pubblicati) + gli 8 fascicoli di Supplemento ai numeri 3, 9, 12, 13, 35, 36, 40 e 42/43. Anche i supplementi contengono numerose tavv. a colori applic. su cartoncino, con la relativa descriz. (due sono dedicati a Limoges e alla sua porcellana, uno è un "Hommage à Francine del Pierre" e uno alla "Carte céramique de France"). La rivista è destinata ai collezionisti di ceramiche antiche e moderne, europee, orientali, precolombiane, e contiene anche vere e proprie monografie sugli argomenti trattati. La ns. collezione, in ottimo stato, è contenuta in 11 scatole edit. in cartone.

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        THE END OF ETERNITY

      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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        TUNNEL IN THE SKY

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1955]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (earliest state with publisher's. printed price "$2.50" on front flap). A sharp copy. (#141061). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-65.

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        The Inheritors ( Signed By The Author and with RARE Promotional Band )

      Faber 1955 - A First UK printing published by Faber in 1955.The BOOK is in near FINE condition .The book is tight and clean and appears unread.Hint of edge wear to lower board edges.Gilt titling very bright.Very light foxing spots to prelims.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition with a touch of edge wear to the upper spine with slight loss.The spine is slightly browned as is nearly always the case with this title.There is a small closed tear to the front lower spine fold.The Anthony Gross designed wrapper looks stunning in the removable Brodart archival protector.Accompanied by the very scarce promotional wrap around band which is in near FINE condition with a little edge wear,creasing and rubbing.William Golding has SIGNED the book 'with best wishes William Golding' directly to the front end paper.The Nobel laureate's second novel with 5080 copies printed. The author's own favorite among his books.Extremely scarce to find signed and with promotional band - Highly collectable with such attributes.ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliography of America Literature 9 Volumes

      Yale University Press, 1955. Very tight and clean. Extra postage required. Vol. 1,2,3, and 4 have the original paper wrap. Minor damage on a couple of these. VOl. 7, 8, 9, are firsdt editions. Vol. 6 is 3rd ed., Vol. 5 is 4th ed, Vol. 4, 5th ed, Vol. 3 is 4th ed. and vol. 1 and 2 are 5th edition. No internal markings or damage to covers. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM.. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Body Snatchers (First UK Edition)

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1955. First UK Edition, and first edition in Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A hint of foxing to the endpapers, and a hint of rubbing at the jacket corners and spine ends. Finney's most important book, basis for the classic 1956 film, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," directed by Don Siegel--one of the few horror films of that era qualifying as film noir. Remade several times, most notably the superb 1978 version directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald Sutherland. A fresh and attractive copy.

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

      University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1955 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRINTED INVITATION, SIGNED

      19. GROPIUS, Walter. A PRINTED INVITATION, SIGNED BY GROPIUS, to a preview of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) design for the "new" University of Baghdad in its Cambridge, MA offices. Undated, but circa 1955-6. Beneath the printed closing "FOR: THE ARCHITECTS COLLABORATIVE," it is boldly signed 'Walter Gropius' in ink. A single sheet of paper, 8 1/2" BY 11", folded twice for mailing. The paper is heavy stock and crisp despite light toning.

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        The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham volume III

      William Heinemann, London, 1955. Reprint. Hardcover. Poor. Signed by Author in Associated Letter. 550 g; VIII, 1049 -- 1576 pages, in original hardcover binding. The book is in lousy condition. However attached to the front end page is an airmail envelope addressed to a Victorian (Australian) with the stamps cancelled on 16th of June 1961 at Beaulieu Sur Mer ALPES-M , containing a letter dated the day prior of 10 lines, signed in ink by WS Maugham. The letter reads 15th June, 1961. Dear Mr. Guest, I am having to make a guess at your sex because he gave no clue. Thank you for your charming letter and all the nice things you say. It was extremely kind of you to write to me; I was touched and much pleased. I am so glad you like Salvatore -- I liked him to. -- I liked him to. Yours sincerely, WS Maugham A digital image can be provided to confirm authenticity Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Signed by Author in Associated Letter. Inventory No: 0225072. .

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        ALS, APcS and 2 printed cards with autogr. signature ("Horthy").

      Estoril, 1954 and 1955. - 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 3½ pp. on 4 ff. Comprises the fragment of an autogr. envelope. To Otto W. Rossegg (1890-1973). - All leaves with the exception of the picture postcard mounted on old backing paper; traces of replaced adhesive tape; letter on very thin paper and wrinkled.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Angels and Spaceships

      London, Gollancz. 1955, 1955. First Edition. 8vo. 224pp. A fine copy in publisher's burgundy cloth titled in gilt to the spine. Bright and crisp. In a fabulously fugitive pink Gollancz dustwrapper, faded to spine but otherwise gorgeous, with the scarce wraparound band reproducing a fragment of Edmund Crispin's review.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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