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Image for V.I.P. Very Important Piano Solos (Keys Album No. 25A)

V.I.P. Very Important Piano Solos (Keys Album No. 25A)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Keys:

Seller ID: 10717

Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear. Previous owner name on the front cover. Songbook of popular music from the 1950s and 1960s. No publication date, but the songs' copyright dates range from 1950 to 1964 and there is an ad on the rear cover for the complete musical score for Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. So circa 1964 for this publication. The popular songs included in this collection are Alley Cat; Autumn Leaves; Baby Elephant Walk; Dominique; He; I Left My Heart in San Francisco; Java; Theme from Lawrence of Arabia; The Longships; Never on Sunday; Nut Rocker; Pipeline; Satin Doll; Stranger on the Shore; A Swingin... View more info

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Super Duper Supermen! Comic Book Heroes from the Forties and fifties! A Denis Gifford Collection

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, The Greenwood Publishing Company Ltd: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05978

ISBN: 1872532845

Condition: Near Fine


Overview of British comic books published during the 1940s and 1950s. Full-page color illustrations of cover art from the period. Pages not numbered, but about 50 comic books are represented. View more info

Image for Leeds' Boogie Woogie Hits of Our Times: Piano Solos Plus Songs with Words and Music with Ukelele Diagrams and Guitar Chords

Leeds' Boogie Woogie Hits of Our Times: Piano Solos Plus Songs with Words and Music with Ukelele Diagrams and Guitar Chords

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Leeds Music Corporation: 1953

Seller ID: 10708

Condition: Good


Creasing and rubbing to covers and spine. Small tear at the head of the spine. Some written notation on the first several pages. 120 pages. 32 songs with complete recording information. View more info

Image for Annual Reports of the Town of Moultonboro, New Hampshire - Lot of Four: 1952,1953, 1954, 1959

Annual Reports of the Town of Moultonboro, New Hampshire - Lot of Four: 1952,1953, 1954, 1959

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 10408

Condition: Good


Mild to moderate cover wear to all volumes. No stains or tears or creases. Interiors clean. View more info

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1955-1956 Official Directory of Office, Staff, Students

By: Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: College Station, Texas, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas: 1955

Seller ID: 10321

Condition: Fair


Staining to the covers, especially along the spine. Chipping and edge tears at the spine ends and some corner creasing. Last page is partially torn away. Directory with local ads for businesses of the day (1950s). Each section of the directory is a different color for easy identification (Offices pink, Staff blue, Students white, Classifieds yellow). 132 pages. A scarce directory from the days Texas A&M University was known as Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. View more info

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Laughing to Keep from Crying

By: Benefield, June

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08535

ISBN: 0872014258

Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear to book. The dust jacket has some rubbing long the spine and flap folds, but a nice, clean copy inscribed by the author to the previous owner, who has scribbled over the name in the inscription. Benefield wrote the column, Skirt Tales, for the Houston Chronicle for 18 years, beginning in 1956. This book offers a collection of 40 of those columns, as well as two additional articles about life as a wife and mother in suburbia during the 1950s-1970s. View more info

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Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington

By: Broughton, Jack; Foreword by Tom Wolfe

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Orion Books, Crown Publishers: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09880

ISBN: 0517567385

Condition: Near Fine


Association copy signed from the author to fellow Vietnam War combat pilot, Fred Platt (see more below). 294 pages, near fine with barely a trace of wear. There's an old sticky note on the first page with a gift inscription to Platt (can't make out who signed it - not Broughton). Broughton (1925-2014) served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired a highly-decorated colonel in 1968 with numerous awards and the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. In the 1950s, he led the Air Force... View more info

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Modern Football for the Spectator

By: Caldwell, Charles W., Jr.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10228

Condition: Very Good


Mild shelf wear and bumping. Binding is straight and tight. Clean copy, no writing or marks. The author was the head football coach at Princeton University. 190 pages, illustrated with 60 diagrams and figures and 16 pages of photographs. A look at American football as it was played in the early 1950s. View more info

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The Church with an Enlarged Vision: First Baptist Church of Marlin, Texas

By: Eddins, Mr. And Mrs. Roy

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 09339

Condition: Good


Binding tight and square. Mild edge wear, faint spotting to the top edge of the page block. A bit of foxing on the title page. Inscription from the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Marlin, Texas, Loyd M. Chapman. Publisher and publication date not indicated. Circa 1950s. Eighty-four page history of the First Baptist Church in Marlin, Texas. Illustrated with historic photos. Very scarce copy, hard to come by. View more info

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Gargoyles: Toccata Grotesque for Organ

By: Edmundsoon, Garth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glen Rock, New Jersey, J. Fischer & Bro.: 1933

Seller ID: 10307

Condition: Good


Copyright date is 1933, but this appears to be a much later printing, circa 1950s. Laminated pictorial covers, stapled. Spine split most of the way, but still intact. Previous owner name and address label on the front cover. Under the written name is notation: AGO Convention, Columbia, 6-6-57. AGO is American Guild of Organists. 11 pages plus a one-page price list of other organ compositions by Edmundson offered by the publisher. The rear cover contains a description of the image on the front cover: "...the famous Gottfried Silbermann instrument in the Cathedral of Freiberg, in Saxony, Germany... View more info

Image for The "Town" Series: South Town, North Town, Whose Town? and Return to South Town

The "Town" Series: South Town, North Town, Whose Town? and Return to South Town

By: Graham, Lorenz

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Boyds Mills Press: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 06498

Condition: Near Fine


All four books in Graham's "Town" series, all in Near Fine to Fine condition. Originally published in the 1950s to 1970s, this reprint series features in each volume the same Foreword, by Rudine Sims Bishop, and the same Afterword, by Ruth Graham Siegrist, the author's daughter. Hailed not only as groundbreaking for juvenile literature in general, but African American literature in particular. View more info

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The Golden Age of Pro Football: A Remembrance of Pro Football in the 1950s

By: Herskowitz, Mickey (SIGNED)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1974

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 04371

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Jacket has a large chip or tear on the top edge of the front panel near the spine. Additionally, a few small edge tears and light edge wear. Protected in a new mylar cover now. Inscribed by Herskowitz to the rpevious owners (three boys): To ___, Whose golden ages are just beginning--All good wishes, Mickey Herskowitz." 207 pages, illustrated with black & white photographs from contributing photographers around the league. Oil portraits of Hugh McElhenny and Ollie Matson on the jacket panels. Included are Notes on the Photographs, All-Pro Squad of the 1950s, Rosters of 1950s ... View more info

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Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s

By: Hopps, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Menil Foundation, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10473

ISBN: 0939594242

Condition: Near Fine


Rubbing to rear cover, else fine. 39 pages, illustrated in pictorial, stapled wrappers, with a list of 102 works in the exhibition. Curated, and with an Introduction, by Walter Hopps. This publication accompanies the exhibition "Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s," organized by the Menil Collection (Houston). View more info

Image for American Book-Prices Current, Index 1955-1960: A Priced Summary of Books, Autographs & Mss, Broadsides, and Maps Sold at Auction in the United States from July 1955 - June 1960, Together with the Principal Sales in London from July 1957 - June 1960

American Book-Prices Current, Index 1955-1960: A Priced Summary of Books, Autographs & Mss, Broadsides, and Maps Sold at Auction in the United States from July 1955 - June 1960, Together with the Principal Sales in London from July 1957 - June 1960

By: Lazare, Edward [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, American Book-prices Current: 1961

Seller ID: 06068

Condition: Very Good


1533 pages, including advertisements of specialist book dealers classified by subject. View more info

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First You Take a Pick & Shovel: The Story of the Mason Companies

By: Lemert, Ann Arnold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, The John Bradford Pres: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06717

Condition: Near Fine


Light stain to small area of top-edge of page block. On the blank page facing the title page, there is a full-page inscription about some company history from an apparent employee of the company from the 1950s through 1980s. The jacket has a bit of wear at the head of the spine. 256 pages, with Appendix (The 117 Oldest Contractors). Illustrated with numerous black & white photos. View more info

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Exotic Mexico: Key to Latin America

By: Lerner, Ira T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mexico, Costa-amic: 1958

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 09426

Condition: Good


Spine cocked a bit with reading creases. Mild edge wear. Clean copy, no writing or marks. Publisher's promotional piece for the book found inside the front cover with a 1959 date. Tucked inside the rear cover is a folded paper with printed information on the Aztec calendar and guided tour information for the Monument of King Tizoc. 285 pages with Index to Cities and Towns. Illustrated with ads, photos, and drawings. View more info

Image for Tomorrow in West Texas: Economic Opportunities Along the Texas and Pacific Railway

Tomorrow in West Texas: Economic Opportunities Along the Texas and Pacific Railway

By: Miller, Sidney L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lubbock, Texas, The Texas Tech Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09086

Condition: Very Good


Light wear and several small spots to the fore-edge of the page block. 643 pages with Index. View more info

Image for Four Star Organ Solos: Four Original Modern Organ Solos for the Hammond Organ by Outstanding Organists of Radio, Records, and Television

Four Star Organ Solos: Four Original Modern Organ Solos for the Hammond Organ by Outstanding Organists of Radio, Records, and Television

By: Page, Milton; Buddy Cole; Fred Feibel; and Collins Driggs

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ethel Smith Music Corp.:

Seller ID: 10310

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa mid 1950s. Previous owner name and date (1956) on front cover. Minor wear to covers. Music store ink stamp on the first page. Twenty-nine pages, stapled, with more titles from the publisher on the rear cover for popular song folios for the Hammond Organ, including the Spinet Model. View more info

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John David Crow: Heart of a Champion (Texas Legends Series)

By: Pate, Steve (Edited by Dan Jenkins)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Masters Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09471

ISBN: 1570281653

Condition: Near Fine


Brief gift inscription on the front endpaper, but hard to see on the maroon paper. 160 pages with numerous black and white photos. Laid in is an enlarged (8.5 x 11.5 inches), color photo of game action between Texas and Texas A&M. Appears to be 1950s and its inclusion by a previous owner likely indicates John David Crow played in the game. Unsure of location-Kyle Field or Memorial Stadium. View more info

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Business As Usual

By: Peters, Adam

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Week End Books:

Seller ID: 04138

Condition: Good+


Cocked spine, light edge wear, and a crease to rear cover. Printed on rear cover: "Not to be imported into the United Kingdom or the U.S.A." Vintage 1950s erotica from Paris. View more info