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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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        Fire Song

      Frederic Prokosch Zurich: (Frederic Prokosch). 1955. First. First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "J" of 10 lettered copies in paper from St. Gallen. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. In an envelope with a note from the recipient asking Prokosch to sign on the page facing the title-page, and with Prokosch's note apologizing for doing otherwise. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates three copies in institutions. .

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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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      Ashville NC: Jonathan Williams 1955. Ashville, NC: Jonathan Williams 1955.. Pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with drawings by Dan Rice. A bit of light rubbing and darkening at edges, but a very good copy. First edition. One of two hundred copies, published as Jargon 10. Although not called for, signed by the author and the artist on the colophon, and inscribed again by Creeley on the front blank to one of his later publishers, John Martin. Martin's small book label is laid in. NOVIK A6.

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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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        Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First reinforced library Edition, though not ex-library. Near Fine in cloth covered boards with white lettering and a Very Good plus, price clipped dust jacket. Front board lightly bowed. Price clipping is jagged, jacket has mild rubbing at the extremities, light toning to the spine, and a short closed tear to the top edge of the front panel. A lovely copy of this truly classic children's story of creativity and personal empowerment.

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      1955. 2. THOMPSON,KAY. ELOISE. NY:S&S 1955 (1955). 4to, white cloth, cloth aged on edges as usual VG dw with small chips off edges. Stated first printing of the of the first Eloise book. Illustrated by HILARY KNIGHT with pict. ep's, plus color illustrations on every page including one fold-out illus. 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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        Television Plays

      Simon & Schuster New York: Simon & Schuster. 1955. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull as usual, else near fine in a slightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. A curious double-inscribed copy, first Inscribed, apparently to a family member: "To a Chayefsky from The Chayefsky," which has then been crossed out and re-inscribed "To Dr. Gilbert from Paddy Chayefsky." Chayefsky's first book, a collection of six plays including Marty, an excellent character study that was the basis for the film which won deserved Oscars for Chayefsky, Ernest Borgnine, director Delbert Mann, and Best Picture. Not often found inscribed. .

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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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        Truman TLS with 31 word handwritten postscript to his chapter “on the financial picture of the administration” for his forthcoming memoirs! Truman comments on his dinners in Cleveland and Portland ( “a humdinger” ), adding “They’ve had to force me to talk to the UN too. What a quiet life I’m leading!”

      Typed Letter Signed “Harry” with 31-word handwritten postscript, one page, 7.25” x 10.5”. Kansas City, Missouri, December 17, 1956. To his former Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder. Paper clip impression at top edge. Fine condition. In full, “I am enclosing a chapter on the financial picture of the administration which is to go into the second volume of the Memoirs and on which you were so helpful. The publishers have asked drastic cutting of the more than a million and a half words that were written so that the published memoirs can be held to a half million words. All chapters have had to be trimmed. I am sure this chapter contains the essential picture, but would you be good enough to read as quickly as possible so that I may have it here in time to make any changes if necessary to get the book in by June 30.” In a handwritten postscript, Truman pens: “What a meeting that was in Cleveland! Had a humdinger in Portland Saturday too. They’ve had to force me to talk to the UN too. What a quiet life I’m leading!” Present is Snyder’s retained lightweight carbon reply to Truman, one page, 8” x 10.5”. Washington, June 19, 1955. Minor flaws. In full, “I have gone over the draft of chapter 3 of the second volume of the Memoirs and am highly pleased with the style that you have adopted. From this glimpse of the total work I am confident that the book is going to have a tremendous reception. I have not attempted, of course, to check into the typographical and phraseology corrections, but have restricted my comments to suggestions on the factual side. I hope that you will find these comments useful. “As you say, Cleveland was quite a meeting. I have seen dozens of people who were present and all had a most delightful evening. Eaton and I were pleased with the results and are most happy to know that you were. Will be in touch with you soon.” Also present id Snyder’s retained lightweight carbons of his “Suggestions,” nine pages, 8” x 10.5”, with 12 handwritten corrections, probably by Snyder. Truman’s Treasury Secretary has listed the pages and paragraph number of his suggestions. On June 3, 1955, Harry Truman and his wife attended a fund-raising dinner for the Harry S. Truman Library, Inc. held at the Cleveland Hotel. Industrialist Cyrus S. Eaton headed the $100-a-plate dinner committee. “The New York Times” covered the event and reported that “Mr. Truman is nearing the completion of his memoirs of public life. They will cover the period from Jan. 3, 1935, when he entered the Senate from Missouri, through Jan. 20, 1953, when he left the White House after slightly less than two terms.” The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, opened in 1957. On Saturday, June 11, 1955, the Trumans attended a $25-a-plate Jackson-Jefferson Day dinner in Portland, Oregon. Earlier, they had ridden in the city’s annual Rose Festival Parade. At the dinner, Truman urged the reelection of Sen. Wayne Morse, elected in 1944 and 1950 as a Republican, but now seeking reelection in 1956 as a Democrat. “I know what it is to be loyal to a political party,” Truman said, and I know that such loyalties are not easily changed. But what is an honest man to do when his own party tears down and destroys the very policies which mean future prosperity and progress?” At a press conference held before the June 11th dinner, Truman discussed his invitation to address the tenth commemorative session of the United Nations to be held in San Francisco, June 20-26, 1955. He had originally been invited by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to attend the forthcoming sessions as a member of the U.S. delegation, but not as a speaker. Truman declined. U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold then asked Truman to speak. As President, Truman had opened the 1945 San Francisco conference by telephone then flew there to personally deliver the closing address to the conference that had just written the United Nations Charter. At the Portland press conference, Truman mentioned that he had received three phone calls that morning urging him to appear and speak. President Eisenhower was scheduled to address the opening session on June 20th. On June 12, 1955, U.N. Secretary General Hammarskjold announced that Truman had accepted his personal invitation and would address the session on Friday evening, June 24th, which he did.

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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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        The Official White House Portrait of Harry S. Truman, Signed

      A 9 by 12 inch color picture of Truman's White House portrait by Greta Kemp- ton, inscribed and signed "Kind regards to Mrs. Terry Kuper Kirker, Independence, September 29, 1955, Harry Truman."

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        Maskinskrivet brev på FN:s brevpapper för "Secretary General".

      1 sida i 8:o., daterat "den 1 juli 1955". På svenska. Med inledande och avslutande hälsningar egenhändigt skrivna av Hammarskjöld, inkl. fullständig namnteckning. I frankerat, maskinskrivet kuvert med FN:s poststämpel (kuvertet med tejpfläckade hörn).. Brevet är ställt till Britt Amnéus i San Francisco och utgör tack för en notis ur Veckojournalen som hon sänt Hammarskjöld. (Bilden beskuren.)

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        Signed Letter On Elizabeth Taylor's Personal Stationary Dated March 24, 1955

      Fine. Signed Letter On Elizabeth Taylor's Personal Stationary Dated March 24, 1955. This is a typed letter from Elizabeth Taylor with her signature in blue ink. The text of the letter reads, " Dear Margie, Sorry, if I've kept you waiting for this letter. But as you know, I've been just a little bit busy! Just want to say, before I get into the club letter, that I really appreciate all of the work you are doing on the club, and I've noticed how steadily it is growing. You must put an awful lot of work into the club, and I just want you to know that I realize and am grateful for it. Well, Margie, on with the club letter." Original stamped envelope is included. . catalog10/12

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        Portrait Photo of Niels Bohr.

      Silver print, signed "Lotte Meitner-Graf/ London", appr. 1955. 40 x 33 cm (height x width). Framed.. Wonderful vintage photo of Bohr, depicted with his indispensable pipe in his left hand.** A photo with a great association story: Lise Weitner-Graf was the daughter of Austrian physicist Lise Meitner, who was a close friend to Niels Bohr

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      NY: Ballantine Books, (1955). First edition. A collection of eight short stories by a master of the genre. Over a long career, Sturgeon won every major science fiction award including the Nebula, Hugo, International Fantasy Award, and World Fantasy Award. "One fears to toss about words like 'profundity' and 'greatness' in connection with the literature of entertainment, but it's hard to avoid them here," wrote the The New York Herald Tribune of one Sturgeon title, apparently as a compliment. A very fine copy in a fine dust wrapper with minimal wear to corners. Together with another issue of the first edition in wrappers, about fine.

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Old Garden Roses Part One & Two

      London: Collins, 1955. First printing Near Fine condition illustrated end papers, in VG+ DJ w/ minor foxing. Folio (12.25 x 17 Inches). Brown boards w/ gilt title. Pp. 52, illustrated w/ 8 color plates. Old Garden Roses is the first book published by George Rainbird, Ltd, under the direction of Sacheverell Stitwell, Sir Alfred Beit, Bt, Ruari McLean and George Rainbird, at 8 Wyndham Place, London W.I. Van Leer of Amsterdam. The text has been set in 18-point Monotype Caslon Old Face and printed by The Chiswick Press, London. Copies numbered 1 to 160 are signed by the artist and authors, printed on 'Amstel' Special mould-made paper and bound in quarter vellum by Edward Hiscox of London. Copies numbered 161 to 2160 are printed on 'Gelderland' white cartridge and bound by Mansell of London.

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        IL DECAMERONE. A cura di Fernando Palazzi. Tavole a colori di Gino Boccasile.

      In-4 gr., 2 voll., solida legat. in p. pelle mod. con bella decoraz. a secco impressa al piatto anter. e al dorso, tit. oro su dorso a cordoni, tagli sup. dorati, conserv. copp. orig., pp. 601; 541; con 101 tavv. a colori nel t. Pregevole ediz. per le celebri illustrazioni del pittore Boccasile (1901-52). In ottimo stato.

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      Montréal: Beauchemin, 1955 Roy, Gabrielle. RUE DESCHAMBAULT. (STREET OF RICHES). Signed. Montreal: Beauchemin, 1955. First Edition of Gabrielle Roy’s fourth book, a collection of eighteen short stories, winner of the 1957 Governor General's Award, Inscribed by this important Canadian author on the front free endpaper to acclaimed pianist, accompanist and chamber musician John Newmark in French. "A John Newmark, qui percoit si finement avec une si delicate sensibilite la resonnance d'un livre affortura quelques bons moments, Gabrielle Roy." [Inscription freely translated as: "To John Newmark, who finely perceives with delicate sensibility the nuances of a book, this one, with the hope that he will be afforded some wonderful moments. Gabrielle Roy."] Genuine presentation Gabrielle Roy books are rarely encountered. A near fine or better copy showing some light use [spine slightly cocked] in the publisher's illustrated stiff paper wrappers with integral French flaps. 8vo. 261 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Vers L'Europe

      SMAP Marseille France: SMAP Marseille, 1955. Fine. (TRAVEL POSTER) Vers L’Europe. L’Artzot Europa [text in Hebrew]. (Travel to Europe). Haif, Chypre, Venisee, Marseille. Cie Francaise De Navigation. Printed in France: SMAP Marseille, (circa 1955). Image measures 39 inches x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally linen-backed. In green, various shades of blue, white, red, and gray. Fine condition. This very uncommon travel poster, in French and Hebrew, was evidently a cooperative effort by French and Israeli tourist bureaus to promote tourism between the two countries. A huge cruise ship is seen making its way through the waves in the shape of Israeli and French flags. French-Israeli relations reached its friendly peak with the Sinai Campaign in 1956, during which France was Israel’s largest supplier of arms. There also developed a whole network of cooperation in the world of technology and science. Travel and cultural cooperation between the two countries is symbolized by the colorful and peaceful parting of the seas as seen in this attractive travel poster, most worthy of framing.

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        Bibliotheca Walleriana.

      The books illustrating the history of medicine and science collected by dr Erik Waller and bequeathed to the library of the royal university of Uppsala. I-II. Uppsala, 1955. XII,471,(4) + (6),494,(3) s. & plr. Två aningen nötta bruna halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar och övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Levin). De främre omslagen medbundna. Ryggarna obetydligt blekta. Med dedikation: "med. dr. Gustaf Brun i tacksamhet för hängivet stöd åt Carolina Rediviva" från Tönnes Kleberg och Hans Sallander. Sannolikt är det även Gustaf Bruns exlibris som pryder insidan av pärmarna.. Nummer 10 av 100 numrerade exemplar på bättre papper. En av de främsta svenska boksamlarprestationerna genom tiderna! Gustaf Brun (1886-1958) donerade 1951 Gimos samling av musikalier till Uppsala universitetsbibliotek och efter hans död genom testamente merparten av det privata biblioteket, konstsamlingen och möblemanget

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        Saskatchewan. The History of a Province (inscribed & signed by Tommy Douglas)

      [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart Limited printed by Hunter Rose Co., 1955. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. DAVEY, A.W. . Presentation copy. Good+ /Very Good-. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Small 4to. Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 292pp. Errata slip. Maps, drawings by A.W. Davey, illustrated endpapers, 1958 gift inscription from "Tommy" Douglas to "Sandy" Robertson. Alexander "Sandy" Duff Robertson was born on April 28,1926, in Dunkfield, England. He received an M.B. from the University of Edinburgh in 1949, a D.P.H. from the University of London in 1955, and an M.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961. In 1958, Robertson became head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan where he remained until accepting the executive directorship of the Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City in 1962., The ffep bears an warm and heart felt inscription " To Dr. "Sandy" Robertson Saskatchewan's most recent acquisition in the field of Social Medicine from [signed] T. C. Douglas Premier of Sask. Sept 24th 1958" , In November 2004 a nation wide vote by over one million Canadians selected Tommy Douglas as "The Greatest Canadian of all Time." Known as the 'Father of Medicare' - he launched it in Saskatchewan when he was premier of that province, first universal hospital insurance in 1947, then medicare in 1959. He has been described as, "the most influential politician never to be elected Prime Minister." Tommy Douglas was a great Canadian he had many roles: a minister, a family man, a persuasive public speaker, a comedian, an advocate for the poor, unemployed and farmers. But those roles just combine into one title to most Canadians: a great politician who cared about people. He was not in politics for prestige or the money of political life, he was there because he wanted to make life better for all Canadians. Always able to adapt and change his approach if one method did not work. For Tommy Douglas democratic socialism was really his only political choice because it was the only philosophy that valued all people as much as he did." quoted from Wayne Fisher on-line article Tommy Douglas Making Canada Better!

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

      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 Lord of the Rings, First UK Edition, Early Impressions, with Dustjackets

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. An early matched set of this classic of fantasy literature. George Allen & Unwin, 1955/55/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 3rd impression published in January 1955. The Two Towers is a 2nd impression published 1955, with the date (1955) on the title page, which identifies it as a true 2nd impression. The Return of the King is a 1st impression dated 1955, the 1st State without the signature mark '4' and the infamous slipped type on page 49, as per Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. All three books are in their original Very Good Plus dustjackets, with almost no tanning, and in beautiful matched condition. None are price clipped, and have only the most minor of chipping or loss to the edges. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. A beautiful Near Fine/Very Good Plus set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. A custom slipcase to house these treasures is included in the price. Fellowship of the Ring - 1st UK Edition, 3rd impression. Book is in Near Fine condition, with previous owners name and inscription to the front endpaper, no other writing. The gilt is bright and untarnished on the spine. The boards are very clean and bright, with no shelf wear on the bottom edge. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows beautifully, a small chip to the front upper flap fold. No tanning of the spine and only the lightest soiling, a beautiful, correct 3rd impression dustjacket. The Two Tower's - 1st UK Edition, stated 2nd impression, has the date (1955) on the title page, which would indicate a true 2nd imp. Book is in Near Fine condition. No names or writing, and with some foxing/offsetting on the ffep. The boards are very clean and tight, with no shelf wear on the bottom edges. Gilt is bright and untarnished. The dustjacket is not clipped, and is only slightly sunned to the spine, otherwise is virtually perfect. No tanning, no chips or tears, a beautiful example of a true 2nd imp dustjacket. The Return of the King - 1st UK Edition, 1st impression, 1st state without the slipped type and the signature mark '4' on page 49. This is Hammond and Anderson's original definition of the 2nd state, but this has been revised, and is now considered the 1st state. This was confirmed thru correspondence with Wayne Hammond. This book would grade at Very Good Plus condition. Previous owners name and inscription and no foxing/offsetting on the free endpapers. The boards are very clean and bright, one tiny spot to the rear boards, a couple of mildly bumped corners, and light shelf wear is evident, mainly to the bottom edge. Gilt is still bright on the spine. The 1st state dustjacket is not clipped, with the red lettering slightly faded. The spine is lightly soiled and untanned. A couple of small chips on the tips of the flap folds, and a 1" closed tear to the front spine fold, reinforced with archival tape to the verso. A very nice example of the 1st impression 1st state dustjacket lacking the blurbs to the rear flap. A beautiful, Near Fine/Very Good Plus, early impression set of this classic of modern fiction. Housed in custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect these 'precious' books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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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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