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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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      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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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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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        The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

      Hamish Hamilton London: Hamish Hamilton. (1955). Reprint. Foxing to the endpapers, and the foredge darkened, a presentable, very good copy in an age-toned, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by author Budd Schulberg to Gloria (Mosolino) Jones, wife of James Jones, a year after she and Jones were married: "Mos -- with love to you and Jim from someone who wants something from you: friendship. Bud. London 21 May 58." A splendid association: Schulberg introduced Jones to the beautiful Gloria who Schulberg had also dated, when Jones expressed his interest to Schulberg in meeting a girl who looked like Marilyn Monroe. After graduating from Syracuse University, Mosolino became an actress, and was the stand-in for Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch. During her thirty year marriage to James Jones, Mosolino was a celebrated hostess of the literati in Paris and later the Hamptons. In the 1998 film A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, based on an autobiographical memoir by her daughter, Mosolino was played by Barbara Hershey. In an amazing display of candor, Mosolino described herself -- as related in the MacShane biography of Jones -- as "a writer-f---ker." .

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        Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

      NY: Random House, 1955. hardcover. F/F- 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the film starring Burt Lancaster. Jacket has lightly toned spine and light rubbing on front panel. None of the chipping usually found. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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

      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". Disponibili anche annate sciolte. .

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        Typed Letter Signed

      No Binding. Very Good. Typed letter, in Hebrew, signed "D. Ben-Gurion" as Minister of Defense on State of Israel letterhead, one page, 6" x 8", August 26, 1955. Translation of the Hebrew text:"I have no doubt that the problem of security disturbs your rest. True, the problem of security, at this time, is the principal problem of the State. Any person - just like an entire nation - can feel the danger waiting at his door. We are a small nation, and any boasting we do will only make a laughingstock out of us. But we are not powerless, not in the military sense, and certainly not in the moral and political sense. I, however, am calm and certain that, when it comes to the test, the Israel Defense Forces will be able to defend our peace and our sovereignty - the Israel Defense Forces is the army of the people, and of all its circles and factions..."File holes along right margin, otherwise fine condition. A dramatic letter with excellent content from the first Prime Minister of Israel.

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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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        The Mint

      London Cape 1955. Presentation Copy One of 2000 copies specially bound in 1/4 leather and blue buckram.A VG copy in a slipcase lacking the DW

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        NEW POEMS. Signed

      Toronto: Emblem Books, 1955 Livesay, Dorothy. NEW POEMS. Toronto: Emblem Books, 1955. Fine Association Copy of the First Edition Inscribed by Canadian poet Dorothy Livesay to fellow poet Miriam Waddington on the inside front cover. "Much love to Miriam, Christmas, 1955, Dor." A better than very good copy, showing some light use, (moderate sunning at the extremities, a few small stains to the back cover, a few tiny nicks), in stiff beige wrappers, printed in brown. 8vo. Unpaginated. 16 pp.$1275.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Cavallo 1955

      Litografia a colori (blu-violetto e nero), mm. 337x567 su carta a mano di mm. 505x660. Firmata e numerata a matita rossa 'Marino'. Es. 12/50.

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        The Magician's Nephew. [Narnia]

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

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st Impressions respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Very Good dustjacket of the Fellowship exhibits a small amount of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, along with some minor chips to the back panel and flap fold area. The spine is lightly faded but the front panel still shows nice bright colors. There is a couple of small pinholes on the spine, and a larger chip at the rear bottom spine fold area. The Two Towers Near Fine dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold area, no loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of fading to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. One closed tear with a pinhole sized loss to the front panel, the only other fault, a bit of soiling to the white areas, mainly on the back panel and flaps The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a book plate on the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. A small bookstore sticker on the rear pastedown of the Return of the King. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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