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        The Brass Command

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1955. First. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, else fine dustwrapper. The two-part cloth binding has resulted in a vertical rub along the joint where the two different cloths are joined, else this is a splendid copy of one of the author's scarcest books. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Européens Photographies

      Paris: Editions Verve, , 1955. Folio. Original boards, with the full wrap-around lithographic decoration and titles after Joan Miro in red, yellow, blue and black. 144 photographic illustrations by Cartier-Bresson. Corners lightly bumped, head and foot of spine lightly surface cracked, an exceptional copy with the perfect-bound plates entirely sound and the binding uncompromised. First edition, first printing. One of the legendary photographer's two or three key books. This, the true first edition, was never issued in dust jacket. Copies in this condition are very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow The Philosophy of an Architect

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1955 - Editing and notes by Peter Blake; Book design and cover by Alexey Brodovitch. Inscribed by Breuer to Vernon C. Myers, editor of Look magazine.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jews of South Carolina

      1955. First Edition . Signed. ELZAS, Barnett A. The Jews of South Carolina. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1905. Thick octavo, contemporary full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2200.Limited first edition, number 2 of only 175 copies, of this authoritative Jewish American history by noted rabbi and historian Dr. Elzas, printed on hand-made paper and wonderfully illustrated with 11 plates (two double-page), inscribed by the author, “To Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, a slight token of great esteem, from Barnett A. Elzas, New York, November, 1934,” with an autograph letter signed by Elzas.When its author, respected rabbi and historian Dr. Barnett Elzas, began to serve Charleston’s Congregation Beth Elohim in 1894, “he became keenly interested in local Jewish history and made an exhaustive study of records of Charleston Jewry and of the older smaller communities of the state. After writing a number of studies on the subject, he produced the comprehensive Jews of South Carolina: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day (1905), which still ranks as one of the best historical studies of an American Jewish community” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). “As late as 1826, South Carolina probably contained a larger Jewish population than any other in the Union, and in no other state, relatively, have Jews been so active in public life during many decades as in South Carolina. Jews of South Carolina begins with a specific welcome to Jews and other dissenters, in John Locke’s famous Constitution (1669); and Dr. Elzas rightly emphasizes the fact that South Carolina was unique among the British colonies in never at any time imposing any civil or religious disability upon the Jew… He presents an interesting sketch of Francis Salvador… as also of Moses Lindo, and… has materially added to our knowledge of South Carolina Jewish history” (American Historical Association, 940-1). With frontispiece of a Charleston synagogue destroyed in an 1838 fire. Featuring eight full-page and two double-page illustrations, engraved title page vignette, engraved ornamental initials, head- and tailpieces. Elzas incorporated some material from his four, similarly titled 1903 pamphlets into this much larger, substantially new work. Howes E136. Turnbull, 488. Accompanied by an autograph letter, on Congregation Beth Miriam stationary, signed by the author. The letter reads in full: “42 West 72nd St. New York, Nov. 5, 1934. My dear Mrs. Warburg: I have been in serious trouble again. I contracted a severe cold at a funeral of one of the patients at Central Islip Hospital, which settled on my lungs and has kept me confined to the house for many days. This is the first time I have taken my pen in hand since my last letter to you. I hope that you will be gracious enough to accept the accompanying volume. It was my answer to the Anti-Semitic aristocrats of South Carolina and changed the entire attitude of that state towards the Jews. With expression of personal regards, Sincerely yours, Barnett A. Elzas.” Frieda Schiff (daughter of daughter of investment banker Jacob Schiff) married prominent New York financier, philanthropist and social reformer Felix Warburg in 1895. “An astute, generous and well-read woman… Frieda Warburg contributed sizable sums and held largely honorary positions in many, mostly Jewish, organizations in which her family had already set the pattern of involvement. During the last two decades of her life… nearly the full weight of the family’s philanthropic and communal responsibilities fell on her shoulders” (Jewish Women’s Archive).Scattered light foxing. Spine lightly rubbed, minor scuffing to boards. A near-fine inscribed copy with noteworthy provenance.

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      L.E.I.C., Paris 1955 - INTERLINGUE Rivista trimestrale in francese, inglese, tedesco, in queso numero allegata a Batir n. 49, entrambe riviste di architettura e costruzioni, con molte pagine pubblicitarie dell'epoca e numerose illustrazioni in nero ed alcune a colori, brossura editoriale ingiallita al lato poasteriore e con usura ai bordi ed al dorso con piccolo strappo alla cima

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        The Recognitions

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 956pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket with chipping/wear along fore edge of back panel, faint tidemark around there. Spine panel red a little sunned, price intact ($7.50). Cloth worn and slightly frayed along fore and bottom edges of back cover. Tiny remainder of bookplate on front free endpaper. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Good Man is Hard to Find

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket signed by Flannery O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1955). First Edition. Hardcover. Covers a little soiled and rubbed; contents Fine but for 3 ink checks on the Table of Contents page. Dustwrapper complete with typical fading to the spine and minor edgewear with a stain in the upper corner of the rear panel. Very Good in an about Very Good dustwrapper. First issue with the typographic error on page 125 in a second issue dustwrapper with the $3.50 price intact of her second book and first and best collection of stories. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and is quite scarce as such.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Drei alte Männer. Gespräche.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag, (1955). . Nr. 58 von 150 Exemplaren, vom Dichter SIGNIERT. - "Dies ist das erste Buch Gottfried Benns, das nach zwölfjähriger Unterbrechung - 1948 - wieder in Deutschland erschien" [als Neuauflage]. Gedruckt auf Zerkall-Bütten-Werkdruckpapier, in der Linotype-Baskerville gesetzt u. gedruckt von Rud. Bechtold & Comp., Wiesbaden; der Einband ist von Karl Hanke, Düsseldorf. - Vors. leicht gebräunt; gutes, sauberes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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      Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. 188, [2]; [3]-223, [1] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Green printed wrappers, price Francs : 900 on back wrappers. Spines toned, lower portion of spine of first volume worn with small loss. Very good. Morocco backed slipcase, cloth chemises. First edition. 188, [2]; [3]-223, [1] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The Nabokov Cousins. This copy with ownership signatures of composer and cosmopolitan Nicolas Nabokov on the flyleaf of each volume. The first volume is inscribed & dated by his first cousin, the author, "Vladimir 1.X.1955" Copies of Lolita inscribed in the year of publication are rare. Juliar A28.1, issue a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Acceptance World - Double signed and inscribed

      Heinemann, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good+ book with some off-setting and browning to the endpapers, some fading to titles. SIGNED and inscribed on the front endpaper (Dominick and Christina/from/Tony/on this marriage/into love/The Chantry/August/1924. Additionally signed on the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips and a crease to the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Roger Moore Collection - Five James Bond First Editions SIGNED by Sir Roger Moore

      London: Cape, 1955-66. Near fine. A set of first printings in original dust wrappers. All are signed by Sir Roger Moore. Comprising: 'Moonraker' - A near fine (or better) book with one small number and name to the pastedown/endpaper. No foxing. 'shoot' to page 10. SIGNED without dedication by Sir Roger Moore on the title page along with the 007 insignia. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine ends, some darkening to the rear panel and a little spotting to the end-flaps. Spine is clear and only lightly browned, with some rubbing to the edges. 'For Your Eyes Only' - a near fine book without inscriptions. Small circular stain to pages 25-8. SIGNED 'best wishes Roger Moore 007' to the title page. In a very good+ (or better) unclipped wrapper with NO FADING to the spine. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. 'The Spy Who Loved Me' - a near fine book with an inscriptions to the front endpaper. SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped (showing 15s) dust wrapper with some light handling marks and a little edge wear. 'The Man With The Golden Gun' - a near fine book (small stain to page 156), SIGNED 'Roger Moore' to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and corners. 'Octopussy and The Living Daylights' - a fine book SIGNED by Roger Moore on the half title, additionally signed on the contents page by Maryam D'Abo and Maud Adams (with their character names). In a fine unclipped wrapper with the first issue price of 10s 6d. A lovely set of first editions, first printings all signed by Sir Roger Moore.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955].. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book, a collection of twelve stories. Includes "The Battle," in which robots fight Satan's minions in Armageddon. "A dozen wry tales in the young Sheckley's best vein (this was his second book). Particularly notable is "A Ticket to Ttanai," about a grotesque world where husbands keep their wives in suspended animation most of the time -- and both sexes enjoy the benefits that the custom brings. It was this story among others which prompted Kingsley Amis to describe the author as 'science fiction's premier gadfly' (in NEW MAPS OF HELL)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 67. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-334. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1463. Pulpy text paper age-darkened, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. An uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#153676)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Inheritors - with the rare wrap-around band

      Faber, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1955. The book is very good with a small crease to the outer edge of the ffep and a little foxing to the pages' top edge. The dustwrapper is complete (not price-clipped at 12/6) and is within a protective sleeve. There is some tanning to it and a little scuffing to the spine but it remains attractive. With the rare wrap-around band. William Golding's second novel. Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and incipient corruption, spell doom for the more gentle folk whose world they will inherit.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Less Than Angels.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp.256. Publisher's gilt-stamped brown cloth hardcovers in original colour-printed dustjacket. The book is fine; jacket with a few minor chips and tears and a small loss to foot of spine. Shows well. An elusive title.First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Two Towers [The Lord of the Rings]

      George Allen and Unwin, 1955. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, second printing published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955. A fine book with one gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper which is unclipped with a little wear to the spine tips and some creasing. A few indiscriminate black marks here and there. Map complete - a very nice copy of a book which is difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition. A near fine copy, corners a little soft in a near fine dust jacket, some mild dust soiling to white background of jacket, touch of color fade to spine lettering. (12264). Octavo, Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini, original red cloth, lettered in black. Signed inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. Currey binding 'B', second state, logo not inverted at base of spine. This title reprints the contents of Dark Carnival, most with revisions and it also includes four stories collected here for the first time. See Barron: Horror Literature 3-34. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #259.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition. A fine copy, darkening to text block, some glue residue to front free end paper from previous owners bookplate (no longer present) in a near fine dust jacket, short closed tear to upper front panel, mild rubbing to spine folds, corners and spine ends, mild shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear to upper rear panel. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (9585). Octavo, cover art by Richard Powers, cloth.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Body Snatchers

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1955. A very good book with some small tape burns to endpapers. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a crease to the front panel and some wear to the spine tips. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        und kommen nach kurzer Pause wieder- ".

      Lithographie signiert 1955 - Ex. BX, 50,5 x 42,5 cm Dorsch 2478 Der Tod schlägt die Propaganda- und Kriegstrommel und spricht in ein Mikrophon; nach einer Zeichnung von 1934 in " Widerstand "; am unteren Rand von Weber handschriftlich betitelt; in der linken unteren Ecke der Darstellung mit Clan - Presse - Signet gestempelt; verkürztes Wasserzeichen der Griffelkunst am linken unteren Papierrand; rückseitig Stempel der Sammlung Carl Vogel, Hamburg. Bei der seltenen handschriftlichen Bezeichnung " B " mit römischer Ziffer und dem Zusatz W. oder CW handelt es sich um eine angefangene Zählung der Abzüge ( B = Blatt ), die aber nicht konsequent bis zum Ende durchgeführt wurde; W. oder CW bezeichnet den Drucker, A. Paul Weber oder seinen Sohn Christian Weber. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        The Quiet American - a fine wrapper with the rare wrap-around band

      Heinemann, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1955. A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light patches to the rear board and one thin one to the front board. In a fine unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the front flap and a little to the inside of the wrapper. With the rare (repaired) wrap-around band. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Die fossilen Astropectiniden (Asteroidea). Neue Beobachtungen und Übersicht über die bekannten Arten. Mit 62 Textfiguren und 4 Tafeln.

      Birkhäuser, Basel 1955.. Quart. Org.-Broschur. 113 (+1) S., mit 4 Tafeln mit jeweils einem Blatt Erläuterungen. Wohlerhalten. [=Sonderabdruck aus Band 71 der Schweizerischen Paläontologischen Abhandlungen]. - Aus der Bibliothek des Wiener Paläontologen Helmuth Zapfe (1913-1996) und mit dessen Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Vorderdeckel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        A Handful of Darkness.

      London: Rich and Cowan, 1955 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, spine ends a little faded, small bump to head of front board. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine, minor loss to spine ends, some shallow chips to extremities and two short closed tears to head of front panel. First edition, first impression, of the author's first short story collection. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Liebesschaukel : Roman.

      Frankfurt/M. ; Hamburg : Fischer Bücherei, 1955 - Taschenbuch in gutem Zustand. Altersbedingt sind die Seiten angegilbt. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. var104/fis/46 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Olaf Roehder]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1955.. Octavo,boards. First edition. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1362-65. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#138787)

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        Moonraker - Very Rare 1st w/original 3rd state Dust Jacket

      Jonathan Cape (U.K.) 1955 - IAN FLEMING - MOONRAKER, published by Jonathan Cape, copyright 1955, First Printing First State (states "First Published 1955" on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings, complete "t" in "shoot" at bottom right on page 10), white endpapers, list in front of book to "Live and Let Die", 3rd state circa 1958 DJ lists to Dr. No on rear panel, white endpapers, black boards with silver gilt lettering to spine & front board, 13s. 6d. net price on DJ front flap. Book has one creased page corner, squared outer page corners, no foxing to pages or endpapers, slight foxing/dust soiling/age darkening to outer page edges, no former owner's markings or used book store stamps/stickers inside, endpapers are clean and free from scotch tape residue marks or other discoloration, no internal hinge splitting, no spine lean, no wear to board edges or board corners, hint of shelf wear to spine tips, tiny bumped board corner, no wear/oxidizing to lettering on spine or front board, no soiling or staining to boards. Dust Jacket has no chipping or tearing or creasing, almost no wear to spine tips (just a hint of wear to spine tip corners), almost no wear to front flap crease (just a hint to flap crease corners), no edge wear, barest hint of dust soiling to panels, just a hint of sun fading to the colored flames on spine but the spine flames still retain much of their yellow & orange colors (common defect with this DJ), no soiling or staining, no scotch tape glue staining to flaps, hint of color rubbing to front panel. Overall a FINE- book in VG+/FINE- condition original dust jacket (not price clipped) of an Ian Fleming U.K. 1st printing hardcover book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Ian Fleming James Bond 1st printing hardcover appearances up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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        Das Foto zeigt Hjalmar Schacht und andere mit dem Besitzer des bekannten römischen Restaurants "Valle della Biblioteca" in Italien, das in den 1960er Jahren Mittelpunkt der Dolce Vita der Stars und Sternchen, wie z.B. Humphrey Bogart, Fernandel, Federico Fellini und Vittorio de Sica war.

      1955 - Originalfoto / Privatfoto (Unikat) 19 x 14 cm Signiert Hjalmar Schacht, Reichbankpräsident a.D. Sehr schöner Zustand Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie! Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht (* 22. Januar 1877 in Tingleff, Nordschleswig; ? 3. Juni 1970 in München) war ein deutscher Politiker, Bankier, von 1923 bis 1930 und von März 1933 bis Januar 1939 Reichsbankpräsident sowie von 1934 bis 1937 Reichswirtschaftsminister. Schacht gehörte zu den 24 im Nürnberger Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof angeklagten Führungspersonen des nationalsozialistischen Regimes. Er wurde am 1. Oktober 1946 in allen Anklagepunkten freigesprochen.(Quelle: Wikipedia) Lager 1 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50

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        Almaïde d Étremont - Ou l histoire d une Jeune Fille Passionnée Ou l histoire d une Jeune Fille Passionnée.

      1955. Ed. Ed. Marcel Lubineau. 1955 - Pierre Bouchet. París. . 1 Vol. . 112 folios pp. Cuarto. Plena Piel. . Exquisita edición para bibliófilos y amantes del grabado de esta narración romántica ambientada en un viaje por los Pirineos de Francis Jammes. Ilustrada con grabados dibujados por Grau-Sala y estampados a la punta seca por Dominique Viglino. Impreso en gran papel, todas las páginas estan ilustradas con grabados alegóricos. La obra contiene varias series de grabados (algunos desplegables) fuera de texto tanto al principio como al final del volumén. Ejemplar número 15 de una tirada de 450. Este ejemplar está también singularizado porque contiene un dibujo original de Grau-Sala entre sus páginas preliminares, una estampación sobre seda de uno de los grabados y dos planchas de cobre calcográficas correspondientes a dos estampas interiores que se presentan en las contratapas del libro. Todo ello encuadernado en plena piel con estuche. Excelente estado de conservación. Joya de la bibliofília europea.

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        The Temples of Kawa: Vol. I., The Inscriptions, Part I (Text), Part II (Plates); Vol. II., History and Archaeology of the Site, Part I (Text), Part II (Plates). 4 vol. set (Complete)

      Oxford University Press, London 1955 - Folio (14 1/4 x 10 1/2"). xvi, 142pp (Text vol. of Vol. 1); vi, 66 leaves (Plates vol. of Vol. 1); xxii, 256pp (Text vol. of Vol. 2); xx, 21 + 112 leaves (Plates vol. of Vol. 2). Ex-library full cloth, with gold lettering to spines and front covers. Kawa is a site in Sudan, located between the Third and Fourth Cataracts of the Nile on the east bank of the river, across from Dongola. In ancient times it was the site of several temples to the Egyptian god Amun, built by the Egyptian rulers Amenhotep III and Tutankhamun, and by Taharqa and other Kushite kings. The first volume (two parts) present the free-standing inscriptions which were discovered there, running from the Middle Kingdom into Christian Times. These inscriptions are presented with a translation, as well as a philological and historical commentary (Text volume). They are splendidly reproduced in 66 full-page plates of photogravures and line drawings (Plates volume).The second volume (also in two parts) deals with the history and archaeology of the site (Text volume). The plates volume contains 21 full-page plates of plans and sections, as well as 112 full-page plates of photogravures and line drawings depicting general views, monuments, details, reliefs of the temples.Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copies with bookplate on inside of each front cover, stamp at upper and lower paper edges, and blind stamp at lower margin of each title page. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Acceptance World - Double signed and inscribed

      Heinemann 1955 - A very good+ book with some off-setting and browning to the endpapers, some fading to titles. SIGNED and inscribed on the front endpaper (Dominick and Christina/from/Tony/on this marriage/into love/The Chantry/August/1924. Additionally signed on the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips and a crease to the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Quiet American - with the rare wrap-around band

      Heinemann 1955 - A first edition, first printing, first state, published by Heinemann in 1955. A near fine book without inscriptions (some light shadowing to the endpapers), in a very good unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips, a few nicks. One spot to the top of the spine and a little spotting to the rear panel. With the rare wrap-around band in very good condition. Some light white marks to the folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden. 12 Bände (komplett). [Erstausgabe]. 1. Band: Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie. 2. Band: Der Zauberberg. 3. Band: Joseph und seine Brüder. Die Geschichte Jakobs. Der junge Joseph. 4. Band: Joseph und seine Brüder. Joseph in Ägypten. 5. Band: Joseph und seine Brüder. Joseph, der Ernährer. 6. Band: Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde. 7. Band: Königliche Hoheit. Lotte in Weimar. 8. Band: Der Erwählte. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. 9. Band: Erzählungen. 10. Band: Adel des Geistes. Zwanzig Versuche zum Problem der Humanität. 11. Band: Altes und Neues. Kleine Prosa aus fünf Jahrzehnten. 12. Band: Zeit und Werk. Tagebücher - Reden und Schriften zum Zeitgeschehen.

      Berlin, Aufbau-Verlag, 1955. 8°. 20,5 cm. 9193 Seiten. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 141. Einbandecken minimal bestoßen, minimalst fleckig. Sehr gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR deutsche Literatur / german literature; Erstausgabe / first edition; Gesamtausgabe / complete edition

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        Nightmare in Red China.

      No date. Ca. 1955. Color original poster, CROPPED to edge of image at left and lower edges (27 x 41 inches), folding to 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Multiple pinholes in image, light soiling, pinhole in each corner, some edge wear and small separations at folds. Movie poster for the 1955 film, the English version of an Indian film "Presented by Lloyd Friedgen and Rajkamal Kalamandir Studio", which was produced at the height of anti-Communism in the West. An Indian doctor aids a band of anti-Communist guerillas in China, and works against the development of germ warfare by Communist doctors. The huge hypodermic needle being wielded in the image at lower right of the poster hints at the tenor of the movie: "Swooping down from the North they created a brutal reign of terror! There were 5,000,000 innocent victims in the shame story of our time!"

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, Inc., 1955. Limited edition. A fine set. The original unprinted acetate dust jackets are present which have a few minor chips and a closed tear to the upper front panel on volume 3(these acetate jackets are harmful to the leather spines and endpapers and, if present should be discarded by the buyer and replaced by acid-free archival quality mylar sleeves). The fragile cardboard box is not present. A lovely set. (18866). Octavo, six volumes, leather-backed cloth. One of 75 sets (number 25), each volume with inserted numbered limitation leaf signed by Smith. This first volume warmly inscribed to a long time friend. Collects the six-volume "Lensman" series comprising TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. "The space opera to end all space operas, with humans and aliens arrayed (some on each side) in a cosmic war of Good and Evil ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-167. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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