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        Complete Paperback First Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels. Comprising: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill, Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories).

      London: Pan Books. 1955-1967. 14 volumes; 8vo. All First Impressions. Publisher's illustrated softcovers. UK printings (OHMSS is an export copy with 60c price). Some toning to cheap paperstock, occasional spine roll, joints rubbed, one title with owner name, one with a bookshop stamp, some wear as expected. A very good set, housed in a custom-made, fleece-lined cloth slipcase. Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.

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        Far and Away

      Ballantine Books, New York 1955 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        FAR AND AWAY

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955].. Small octavo,cloth. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Boucher. Collects eleven fantasy and SF stories. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-141. Text block age-darkened, a fine copy in very good dust jacket with color faded on spine panel, light wear along top and bottom edges, and dust soiling to rear panel. This book is rarely found inscribed or signed by Boucher. (#152863)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        HMS Ulysses - SIGNED by the Author

      Collins, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1955. A near fine book without inscriptions, SIGNED without dedication to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and to the corners.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Contact Press: No place, 1955. The paper issue. 12mo, 17.2 cm. pp [42], [3], unpaged. White card covers printed in grey and blue, with folded flaps. Designed by the Divers Press and printed in Palma de Mallorca, April 1955. 1 cm tear to upper inner corner of title leaf, spine faintly yellowed, else fine, signed by the author. The poet's seventh book, very scarce. Binding: Softcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        AYRS Publications 1-100 [together with] AYRS Airs 1-11 (1971-1975). AMATEUR YACHT RESEARCH SOCIETY: A SPLENDID RUN

      Amateur Yacht Research Society, 1955. Together 111 parts in 9 vols., 8vo. First Edition, with many thousands of photographs, illustrations, maps and plans throughout; strongly and uniformly bound in mid-green cloth (Airs volume in slightly lighter green), backstrips lettered and numbered in gilt, all fine copies. A SPLENDID RUN OF AN INVALUABLE YACHTING, SAILING AND CRUISING RESOURCE. The coverage is immense, including virtually all aspects of conventional sailing craft, catamarans, trimarans, hydrofoils and the like. RUNS OF THIS CALIBRE ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Complete Paperback First Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels. Comprising: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill, Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories).

      London: Pan Books. 1955-1967.. 14 volumes; 8vo. All First Impressions. Publisher's illustrated softcovers. UK printings (OHMSS is an export copy with 60c price). Some toning to cheap paperstock, occasional spine roll, joints rubbed, one title with owner name, one with a bookshop stamp, some wear as expected. A very good set, housed in a custom-made, fleece-lined cloth slipcase.

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        [Broadside]: The Poets' Theatre presents a return engagement of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake in Scenes Arranged by Mary Manning

      Cambridge [Massachusetts]: The Poets' Theatre Workshop. [1955]. Broadside illustrated in color on stiff card. Measuring 10.25" x 13.75". Two incorrectly used printed apostrophes are whited-out by hand, some horizontal creases, and a small, light stain, near very good. Poster for Manning's stage adaptation of Joyce's novel that Manning arranged in 1955 as The Voice of Shem. Manning was a regular cast member at the Abbey Theatre, a playwright, and was a filmmaker. After a distinguished career in Ireland she moved to Boston where she served as managing director of the Idler Theatre at Radcliffe College in the 1940s and was one of the founding members of the Poet's Theatre in Cambridge in 1950. The poster notes that tickets were on sale at the Mandrake Book Store on Boyleston Street in Cambridge. Interesting period-style illustration of a beer quaffer blathering over the cantilevered corpse of Finnegan. The original performances were in April of 1955; this return engagement ran for little more than a week in late November and early December 1955. OCLC locates no copies of the poster, although copies of Manning's adaptation in book form published by the Harvard University Press are plentiful. We found a black and white rendition of the poster image online on a French blog but could find no illuminating information there. Presumably these posters would have been extremely ephemeral. .

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        Men Without Women

      Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK: Penguin Books Ltd, 1955. Paperback in acceptable condition. Signed and dedicated by author on title page. First Penguin edition. Covers, spine, page block and pages are marked, tanned and worn. Spine is creased and cocked. One centimetre tear on spine foot. Binding is slightly exposed between one or two pages but remains intact. Text is clear throughout. HCW. Signed by Author. Paperback. Acceptable. Used.

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        DIANETICS, 1955!

      Phoenix: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, 1955. First edition. Paperback in very good condition; Some modest spotting ot the top of the covers.. After limited manuscript edition; Stapled into stiff paper covers; 92 pages.

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        Carnet de voyage. Amazonie MXCIXIII. Gajara Mirim, Porto Velho, Brasileira, Manaus, Belem. Originalkünstlerbuch.

      Quer8, 10 Bl. (Mischtechnik, Aquarell mit Kreide), OKart., fadengeheftet., Auf Vorsatz signiert und datiert. Weibliche Akte aus verschiedenen Orten Brasiliens, bei denen die Vaginas durch aufgeklebte Lippenabdrucke der abgebildeten Damen dargestellt werden. Lapie (1955), Maler und Bildhauer,1972 - 79 Studium an der Ecole dess Beaux Arts in Paris, seither zahlreiche Ausstellungen.

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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955].. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Post-nuclear war religious dystopia. "An excellent story of an emerging race with ESP, hunted by 'normals' trying to hang on to traditional values, ruthlessly exterminating all deviation." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 347-8. Published later in Britain with textual differences as THE CHRYSALIDS (1955). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1298. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 184-5. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 255-6. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1755-58. King list, p. 391. Text block lightly age-darkened (less than usual for this book), a fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at lower spine end and front corner tips, 8 mm closed tear at upper front corner tip, and touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice copy of a very elusive Ballantine hardcover. (#155561)

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        Tales of Conan

      New York: Gnome Press, 1955. First Edition. Red Boards. Fine Book/Fine DJ. Signed by L. Sprague De Camp. 1/5000 copies. Red boards, first of five bindings. Clean, unmarked book with light rubbing at parts of top and bottom edges of spine, no names or marks. In a bright, clean dust jacket with no fading, not price clipped, no wear at all. Book and DJ were both protected by a heavy plastic wraparound protector which enclosed both DJ and boards, but which left left a few small spots of very light foxing to the othewrwise clean free endpapers.

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        The Great Crash 1929

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1955. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine and front board lettered in silver. Frontispiece illustration reproduced from The New Yorker Magazine. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, extremities a little rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy. First US edition, second printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Edward Collins with my thanks and warm regards, J. K. Galbraith, December 1959". Galbraith was one of the 20th century's leading economists, lecturing at Harvard and serving in the administrations of four US presidents. The Great Crash, an economic and historical analysis of the stock market failure of 1929, was a bestseller and has remained in print since it was first published.

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        Les Jonques Chinoises 10 volumes complete

      Paris, P. and L. Audemard: 1955 Rotterdam, volkenkunde and Martiem Museum Prins Hendrik, 2nd edition, softcover, ca. 750 pages + photos, maps and plans. All the aspects of the Chinese Junk. The types, construction, use, history etc.. Set is complete and in very good condition. French language (the only language of publication)****

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        Max Bill

      Buenos Aires, Editorial Nueva Visión 1955 - Con sobre cubierta. 148 páginas. 22,5 x 21,5 cm Libro muy importante y raro [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaje a la Nueva España, México a fines del siglo XVII (dos tomos)

      Libromex, México 1955 - Incluye dos mapas plegados en muy buen estado, uno de la Ciudad de México en el s. XVII, otro de su fundación; prólogo de Fernando B. Sandoval; el t.1 con signos de humedad en el lomo y levemente en la orilla de pocas páginas, sin que afecte el texto, la portada algo fatigada; el t.2, interiores en muy buen estado, portada bien, contraportada apenas mordida en la orilla; 302 pp. los dos tomos; numeración corrida en ambos tomos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Transfuge.

      Paris: Gallimard, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. With the rare wrap-around band laid in to the front free endpaper. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, " To Jack with all my best wishes Richard Wright Feb. 7, 1956 Paris." In near fine condition, with the recipient's name to the front free endpaper.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1955]. First edition. A fine copy, some dust soiling to top edge in a near fine dust jacket, spine panel show a touch of fade, much less than is usual for this book, some light foxing to verso of jacket, with show through to rear panel, more pronounced along rear flap fold, some light rubbing to spine ends and corners, tiny closed tear to upper front panel. (8362). Octavo, boards. Clean Break is the source for the 1956 Stanley Kubrick film "The Killing". The script for this classic film noir was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson, it starred Sterling Hayden, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Mary Windsor. "White is rather neglected at present but for unadorned action, suspense and vigorous storytelling his novels have seldom been surpassed." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 1049.

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        Cento tavole del Codice Resta Fontes Ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae XXIX

      Splendida riproduzione anastatica del celebre Codice conservato alla Biblioteca Ambrosiana: la scelta delle cento tavole, l'approvazione delle riproduzioni e le didascalie in 4 lingue riportate sulle veline di protezione delle tavole sono dovute a Giorgio Fubini, consulente all'Ambrosiana per i disegni. Le tavole sono introdotte da una presentazione in 4 lingue (Italiano, Inglese, Francese e Tedesco). Le tavole riproducono 248 disegni dei maggiori artisti dal '400 al '600., in un'edizione limitata a 2030 esemplari non venali. Le selezioni fotografiche dei colori eseguite all'Ambrosiana, l'impaginazione, le riproduzioni, la stampa e la rilegatura sono state curate da Amilcare Pizzi e dai suoi collaboratori. In folio

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      EINAUDI, 1955. ITALIANO 0,21 Traduzione di Lucia Rodocanachi, n. 38 della collana diretta da E.Vittorini, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale con risvolti, ingiallita al dorso e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi USATO

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      EINAUDI, 1955. ITALIANO 0,23 N. 40 della collana diretta da E. Vittorini, pagine intonse e brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, scolorita al dorso, con lievissima fioritura e bordi stanchi USATO

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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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        Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

      Simon and Schuster, 1955. Quarto. The pullout (pages 13-16) is present but detached (bright with no tears). Original decorated cloth; original dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the original Eloise -- a work initially meant for adults (its re-release in 1969 was aimed at children). This book spawned three further tales of the girl who lives on "the tippy-top floor" of the Plaza hotel (and one posthumous book). Thompson's goddaughter, Liza Minelli, has been cited as a possible model for Eloise, as has Thompson herself. Laid in is a slip correcting text on p. 50 -- "Lily Dache" to "Coco Chanel." Cloth with some light wear at ends of spine, slight toning, a few old tape adhesions; jacket spine panel lacking, some chipping, inner flaps detached but present.

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        No Man is an Island

      Harcourt,Brace & Co.. Hardcover. 0855321938 1955 signed and inscribed later edition, Harcourt, Brace and Company (NY), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall embossed blue cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, silver lettering to spine, pale blue endpapers, xxiii, 264 pp. Slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with very slight bumping to fore edge of front cover. Mild shadow to front free-endpaper, where a press clipping of Merton's obituary was laid in. Signed and inscribed by the author in his distinctive hand on the half title page in his religious name (Fr. M. Louis). Otherwise, a very good copy in a lightly soiled, chipped and edgeworn dust jacket which is nicely preserved an displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. Dust jacket has $3.95 price to front flap. Not a first printing; copyright page has Harcourt code 'G.8.58.' Books signed by Merton, who lived most his life in a monastery, are uncommon. Authenticity of signature is guaranteed in perpetuity. ~ZZ~ Here, in one of the most popular of his more than seventy books, Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise 'Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away.' He provides fresh insight into his favorite topics of silence and solitude, but also especially underscores the importance of community, and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life - whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American Catholic writer, theologian and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote most of his books on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of World War II veterans, students, and even teenagers flocking to monasteries across the US, and was also featured in National Review's list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. In the years since his death, Merton has been the subject of several biographies. . Good. 1955.

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        Body Snatchers, The [wraparound band]

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression (no further printings noted), with the uncommon promotional wraparound band, "The Star Thriller of the Month." Small 8vo: 192pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket priced 10s/6d. Faint spotting to top edge, leaves toned at margins (as usual), touch of wear to edges of jacket, but a Fine, bright, unread copy. Anatomy of Wonder II-401. Horror Literature 4-116. Originally published in Colliers, in 1954. Finney's chilling classic, retitled Invasion of the Body Snatchers for its four film incarnations, takes place in the idyllic rural community of Mill Valley, which is invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping humans with perfect physical duplicates grown from plant-like pods, while their victims turn to dust. The author's second (and most important) book, originally serialized in Colliers. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        DIANETICS 1955!

      Washington: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, 1955. Third edition. Very good condition in near very good dust jacket; Jacket is edge worn and has a couple small pieces missing.. 160 pages.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        Il Decamerone a cura di Fernando Palazzi - 101 tavole a colori di Gino Boccasile, in 2 voll.

      A' la Chance du Bibliophile, 1955. in 4° (cm 25x 34,5), pp. 601, 542; leg. edit. m/pelle marrone con sovracop., ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, sguardie marmor. Opera illustrata con 101 tavv. a colori f.t. che in origine avrebbero dovuto essere tutte di Boccasile ma, a causa della sua morte prematura nel 1952, furono completate da Sante Albertarelli, Giulio Bertoletti, Giorgio De Gasperi e Walter Molino. Sovracop. coi dorsi scuriti dal sole e con piccoli strappi riparati ma, per il resto, opera in ottimo stato di conservazione, su carta pesante e a tiratura limitata a 3000 copie. 014/33

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        The Magician's Nephew

      first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket (Bodley Head 1955); gift note front free end page, text unmarked; little age tone to text pages, offsetting/foxing to end papers; tight bind; but slight spine lean; clean cloth cover bright titling; dj has some handling soil to edges, foxing to verso, and edge wear (rubbing, small nicks at spine ends and corners); flap price present ebbibam

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        Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1955. An album of deplorable caprices faithfully narrated & modestly embellished. Tall quarto (303 x 182 mm). Original red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles gilt to spine in compartments, publisher's vignette to front cover gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Together with 8 loose plates, housed in a marbled paper chemise, as issued. Housed together in the marbled paper slipcase. Colour frontispiece and illustrated title page, text printed in red and black, 51 sepia illustrations, 8 additional loose plates. Spine lightly faded, rubbing to extremities of paper chemise; an excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue, number 37 of 150 copies signed by the illustrator and issued with eight additional plates. A further 400 unsigned copies were also issued. Flint's illustrations have been described as, "Somewhere between the art of striptease and the art of painting and drawing" (ODNB). This work excellently showcases Flint's "personal formula of idealized, eroticized, unindividualized female anatomy" (ODNB).The copper plates from which these illustrations were printed were destroyed after production was complete.

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        Poems: North & South - a Cold Spring

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co./Riverside Press Cambridge, 1955. viii, 95p., pages 1-8 unopened, slight loss of color at rear hinge otherwise very good first edition in light-blue cloth boards and very good unclipped dj with a tiny chip at top of front panel and on fore-edges of flaps, review slip laid-in. Except for the loss of color on the rear hinge cover a very nice copy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning second collection of poetry by Bishop limited to 2000 copies. Her first book was a separate publication of "North & South" which was published in 1946.

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        High Adventure.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. First British edition of Hillary's account of his ascent of Everest. Octavo, original blue cloth, with maps by A. Sparks and sketches by George Djurkouic. Boldly signed by Edmund Hillary on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some tears and chips. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stared into its dark eye and did not waver. On May 29, they pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to pursue the impossible. At a terminal altitude of 29,028 feet, they stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the Southern Route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes. In defiance of these torturous conditions, Hillary remains enthusiastic and never hesitates in his quest for the summit. Despite the enormity of his and Norgay's achievement, he regards himself, Norgay, and the other members of his expedition as hardworking men, not heroes. And while he never would have reached the top without practiced skill and technical competence, his thrilling memoir speaks first to his admiration of the human drive to explore, to understand, to risk, and to conquer.

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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955].. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects eight stories. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1560. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1006. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear and slight loss at upper spine end, 6 mm closed tear and small associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, and small price sticker on front flap. A very attractive copy of a very uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#155557)

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