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         Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.. FIRST EDITION, Binding A. Octavo, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, with original price 12/6 present. Minor rubbing to joints; an unquestionably fine copy, housed in a black morocco clamshell box. Scarce thus. The fourth James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, which was adapted for the big screen in 1971.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd,, 1956–58. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red leather labels lettered in gilt, front covers lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. Very light rubbing to labels and very minor markings to covers, else an excellent copy. The Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis" (Woods). Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship". "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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         Zoo Quest to Guiana [with] Zoo Quest for a Dragon [with] Zoo Quest in Paraguay [with] Quest in Paradise [with] Zoo Quest to Madagascar [with] Quest under Capricorn. THE 'ZOO QUEST' SERIES COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Lutterworth Press,, [1956-63]. 6 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispieces and very numerous coloured and monochrome plates throughout, neat signature on front free endpaper of first volume; original cloth (green/red/green/red/blue/green respectively), gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper, the wrappers mildly chipped at extremities but with no major loss. A bright, fresh set in the original colourful wrappers of Attenborough's earliest books, recording his 'Zoo Quest' animal-foraging expeditions in many different territories. Well-illustrated and delightfully written, these early titles display much of the talent and infectious charm that has since made their author a naturalist, broadcaster and presenter of world renown. The series captures well the appeal of his first-ever television series 'Zoo Quest' that ran on the BBC from 1954-1964. It also gave rise, incidentally (in those far-off pre-computer days), to a highly popular board game! The sequence comprises 'Zoo Quest to Guiana' (1956), 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon' (1957), 'Zoo Quest to Paraguay' (1959), 'Quest in Paradise' (1960), 'Zoo Quest to Madagascar' (1961) and 'Quest under Capricorn' (1963). Two omnibus volumes of extracts were published for a new generation of readers in the 1980s. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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         Eagle Volume 7 issues 1 – 52 (1956) (complete) VF

      Hulton Press 1956 - Finest condition Eagle complete year we have ever seen. Hulton Press 1956. Book condition: VF - Very Fine. This is the complete volume 7, 52 issues January 1956 – December 1956. No centre fold marks or creases (often the case with Eagles) and all clean crisp complete copies. Featuring Frank Hampson's Dan Dare Rogue Planet and Reign of the Robots, Frank Bellamy's The Happy Warrior, Riders of the Range, Luck of the Legion and Ashwell Wood's centre cutaway spreads. We ceased selling comics about 10 years ago. We are continually offered collections and often purchase them, but we tend to pass them on to fellow dealers in trade. VERY occasionally we come across something special. We have sold literally thousands of early Eagle comics over the nearly 40 years we have been trading, but this set is the finest condition complete year we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: Print Matters]
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         ATENE E ROMA ANNO I FASC.4 NUOVA SERIE RASSEGNA TRIMESTRALE DELL'ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI CULTURA CLASSICA

      G.D'ANNA, 1956. ITALIANO 0,11 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino ruvido, grigio, con titoli marroni e neri, ingiallito al dorso, con alcuni aloni ed usura da scaffalatura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, in italiano e parti di testo in latino USATO

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         DE ORATORE LIBER PRIMUS

      Carlo Signorelli, 1956. INTERLINGUE 0,13 In latino con introduzione e commento in italiano a cura di Agostino Silvani, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, alcune ancora intonse, con testatine figurate a tema floreale, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con alcune macchie ed usura ai bordi USATO

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         L'Armee Francaise: Ses Uniformes, Son Armement, Son Equiment.

      Paris: photomec canique, 1956-1964. - 79 Planches: Planches no. 1-7, 9-11, 13, 15-17, 20-25, 28, 30-88. Each planche has two color plates printed on the interior side of the folder with 4 pages of descriptive text in French laid in. All in red, white and blue cloth covered folding case. Very Heavy/Oversize. Near Fine Set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Coast To Coast.

      London: Faber & Faber, 1956. First Edition of the author's account of his cross country trip of the United States. Octavo. Orginal red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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         Some Trees.

      New Haven: Yale University Press,, 1956. With a foreword by W. H. Auden. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Some denting and minor rubbing around the head of spine and top edge of boards, otherwise an excellent copy, with the dust jacket very smart indeed, only lightly flecked with ink on the front panel. First edition, first printing, of the author's first collection, inscribed on the title page "for Mark, John Ashbery, Cambridge 5/11/98". There were only 817 copies printed of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet's first collection. W. H. Auden (who had been the subject of Ashbery's Harvard senior thesis) made the selection and wrote the foreword.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Proceedings of the Round Table Conference on Tests for Diagonosis and Determination of Immune Status in Poliomyelitis, May 7-8, 1956, Commodore Hotel, New York, New York

      New York: The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1956. Paperback. Very Good. Black plastic comb binding, stiff pebbled gray printed paper covers, 230 pp. Very good, light wear, 'Restricted, not for Publicity or Release' stamped on cover, and 'Youngner' written in pencil on first page. The copy of Julius Youngner who was the chief developer, alongside Jonas Salk, of the Pitt vaccine for Polio. Salk, Youngner, and Salk's chief rival, Albert Sabin, attended this conference, with papers presented by Enders, Syverton, Sabin, Melnick, Habel, Wenner, Delldorf, et al. Very RARE, from the first years of the development of the polio vaccine, with only approximately 50 scientists attending this conference it is doubtful more than 100 were printed, no copies in OCLC.

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         Proceedings of the Round Table Conference on Genetic Aspects of Virus-Host Cell Relationships with Particular Reference to Polioviruses, February 23-24, 1956, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

      The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, New York 1956 - White plastic comb binding, stiff pebbled gray printed paper covers, 148 pp. Very good, light wear, name stamp of Julius Youngner on cover, and 'Restricted not for publicity or release' also stamped on cover. Laid in are several pages of (tanning) notepaper with notations and figures by Youngner. Sabin was apparently the organizer of this conference as he supplies two papers and the Memorandum for participants in the 'Genetics Conference.' Youngner represented the Salk faction; he was the chief developer of the Pitt vaccine alongside Salk; Sabin was Salk's chief rival in developing an alternative -- and much more widely used, eventually -- form of the vaccine. Very RARE with no copies in OCLC, and probably printed in an edition of no more than 100 copies; only about 40 scientists attended this session. By this time, polio vaccines had undergone a number of nationwide tests, but this dates from the earliest years of the development of the polio vaccines. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Proceedings of the Round Table Conference on Tests for Diagonosis and Determination of Immune Status in Poliomyelitis, May 7-8, 1956, Commodore Hotel, New York, New York

      New York: The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1956. Paperback. Very Good. Black plastic comb binding, stiff pebbled gray printed paper covers, 230 pp. Very good, light wear, 'Restricted, not for Publicity or Release' stamped on cover, and 'Youngner' written in pencil on first page. The copy of Julius Youngner who was the chief developer, alongside Jonas Salk, of the Pitt vaccine for Polio. Salk, Youngner, and Salk's chief rival, Albert Sabin, attended this conference, with papers presented by Enders, Syverton, Sabin, Melnick, Habel, Wenner, Delldorf, et al. Very RARE, from the first years of the development of the polio vaccine, with only approximately 50 scientists attending this conference it is doubtful more than 100 were printed, no copies in OCLC.

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         Proceedings of the Round Table Conference on Genetic Aspects of Virus-Host Cell Relationships with Particular Reference to Polioviruses, February 23-24, 1956, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

      New York: The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1956. Paperback. Very Good. White plastic comb binding, stiff pebbled gray printed paper covers, 148 pp. Very good, light wear, name stamp of Julius Youngner on cover, and 'Restricted not for publicity or release' also stamped on cover. Laid in are several pages of (tanning) notepaper with notations and figures by Youngner. Sabin was apparently the organizer of this conference as he supplies two papers and the Memorandum for participants in the 'Genetics Conference.' Youngner represented the Salk faction; he was the chief developer of the Pitt vaccine alongside Salk; Sabin was Salk's chief rival in developing an alternative -- and much more widely used, eventually -- form of the vaccine. Very RARE with no copies in OCLC, and probably printed in an edition of no more than 100 copies; only about 40 scientists attended this session. By this time, polio vaccines had undergone a number of nationwide tests, but this dates from the earliest years of the development of the polio vaccines.

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         RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. VOL XXXIV (LXXXIV DELLA RACCOLTA)

      LOESCHER-CHIANTORE, 1956. ITALIANO 0,78 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela rossa, con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorito e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, in italiano con parti di testo in latino e greco, velo di polvere ai tagli USATO

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         SCRITTI MINORI II,2 ROMANA

      Bottega d'Erasmo, 1956. ITALIANO 0,67 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino beige, ruvida, con titoli marroni e neri, piccola illustrazione al piatto, ingiallita e con superficiali tracce di umidità al dorso e con lievi segni di usura da scaffalatura, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi, in italiano con parti di testo in latino, 4 pagine extra estratti da altro volume spillate ai bordi superiori di pag.75 USATO

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         SHIPS OF THE PAST

      Unique, ca 1956-1970 Collection of over 70 objects, mostly postcards in a 1960s era photo album, related to famous ocean liners and other ships many of which met their end in tragedy. Postcards of ships ranging from the USS Maine, to RMS Titanic and Lusitania as well as coastal, riverine and lake steamers, and shipboard-cancelled envelopes. Included is a full-page magazine ad for the Andrea Doria and a copy of Life Magazine from 1956b featuring the tragedy of the Andrea Doria. 12.5" x 12.75", 10 album pages plus magazine. Condition is Good +, most of the postcards being in plastic sleeves rather than glued in to the album. Room 429. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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         The Last Battle.

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1956. A Story for Children. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. With black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes in the text. A little bumped to extremities, light fading to very bottom of spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight creasing to edges and a short closed tear to foot of rear panel. First edition, first impression, of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         The Journal of British Nuclear Energy Conference, Volume 1 (1956). London, W. Clows

      1956 - First Edition. 4to, 271, [1]pp, half-cloth boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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         Zoo Quest to Guiana.

      London: Lutterworth Press 1956 - London: Lutterworth Press, 1956. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 3 coloured plates and 32 monochrome plates; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper. Signed by the Author to the title page. David Attenborough's First Edition of his first book (with a delightfully youthful portrait on rear dw panel), and the beginning of the much sought-after 'Zoo Quest' series. Well-illustrated and delightfully written, his early titles display much of the talent and infectious charm that has since made their author a naturalist, broadcaster and presenter of world renown. The series captures well the appeal of his first-ever television series 'Zoo Quest' that ran on the BBC from 1954-1964.     Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gently worn and rubbed. Joints – good condition – gently rubbed. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – minor wear. Page edges – good condition – some spotting. Dust Jacket – torn with chipping and loss to the top of the spine, elsewhere edgeworn but in good bright condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – clean, some foxing. Binding – good condition – very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1956 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. FIRST EDITION, Binding A. Octavo, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, with original price 12/6 present. Minor rubbing to joints; an unquestionably fine copy, housed in a black morocco clamshell box. Scarce thus. The fourth James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, which was adapted for the big screen in 1971.

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         [Promotional Sign]: Match Your Thirst Drink Coke

      [Atlanta, Georgia: Coke-Cola Co, 1956. Very Good. Promotional sign. Stiff cardboard measuring 34" x 18.5, in original aluminum 40" x 24" frame. Very good only with rubbing, a few puncture holes, dampstain and 3" tear at the bottom center of the image; the aluminum frame is moderate scraped and with only three of the remaining endcaps. A point-of-sale sign featuring an African-American couple staring into each other's eyes while drinking bottles of Coke. Coke debuted its first "Negro Market" ad campaign in 1953, the brainchild of African-American pitchman Moss Hyles Kendrix, who understood the importance of the untapped black consumer market. The campaign started with ads featuring popular black athletes and celebrities of the day drinking Coke before switching its focus in 1955 to feature "everyday" African-Americans men and women working and playing sports, young people studying and flirting, and children riding bicycles and playing with friends. These images were a departure from Coke advertisements of the past which portrayed African-American in stereotypical ways or subservient roles, while this campaign featured black models acting and doing the same things as their white counterpart. A nice example a scarce and important early Coke advertisement with its original frame.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1956 - FIRST EDITION, Binding B. Octavo, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, with original price 12/6 present. No inscriptions or ownership labels, top edge a little dust-marked, one or two small tears, small browned areas to reverse of jacket at spine tips (possibly old tape marks). A bright pleasing copy in near fine condition, preserved in a collector's clamshell box. The fourth James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, which was adapted for the big screen in 1971. Gilbert A4a (1.2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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         DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER First Edition

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - Hardcover, 8vo, 257pp. Very good hardcover first edition with intact dust jacket. Jacket is worn, faded and price clipped (inner front lower corner and upper/lower inner rear corners). There is some splitting at the folds but the jacket is intact and now protected by removable clear archival plastic. Previous owner name and date 1956 handwritten at top ffe. Previous bookseller sticker at lower edge ffe. Foxing of textblock and occasional spotting throughout, otherwise, pages clean. Sturdy black boards with diamond crosscut pattern and silver detail, slightly bumped at top of spine. Please take a close look at the accompanying images as they illustrate and form part of the description. Weighs 600g with packing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      Secker & Warburg, London 1956 - First Printing of the First British Edition. Signed and inscribed by the publisher, Fredric J. Wailing: 'One of the three finest modern plays / I have ever witnessed. With admiration / from the publisher to dear Eunice / Fredric J. Wailing.' Additionally, with occasional editing by Wailing in light pencil. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Critics Award for best play of the 1954-55 season; also credited for the acclaimed movie version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Book in near fine condition; and in very good to near fine dust jacket, with some soiling to back cover, and mild edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         [Photojournalism][Six-Day War][Iron Curtain] Photo Album Compiled by American Journalist Depicting Soviet Europe and the Six Day War.

      Eastern Europe And Israel. 1956-1967. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 9¾” x 13”. Steel spiral-bound artist's sketchbook. 48 leaves with 99 black and white and 63 color photographs inserted into corner mounts. Photos measure from 2¾” x 4” to 5” x 7” and some are captioned either on the page or on photo verso. Album good: cover and several leaves detached, photos generally very good plus to near fine with several overexposed; lacking ten photos. A collection of photographs by a journalist with an eye for composition and a nose for action. Russ Braley was a reporter for over 40 years, and these photos were taken while he was the Germany correspondent for the New York Daily News. The album starts with four photos of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, all showing armed men during a respite in fighting. Braley also shows Hungary in other years with shots of the secret police, huge crowds at political rallies, street scenes, and a couple of Nikita Khruschev amidst adoring throngsThere are some pictures of Moscow in 1960 that include the subway and the Kremlin. Several show the Berlin Wall in 1962 and 1964 while others in East Berlin include street scenes and people dancing. Braley depicts Romania in 1966 with women planting flower beds in Bucharest, street scenes, and an excellent image of a woman swinging a pickaxe alongside men working on a railroad. About half the album is devoted to Israel starting with Eilat in May, 1967. More than one photo here has captions regarding “Beatniks” living in shanties on Eilat Beach before the war. Others show the inside of a restaurant, the desalinization plant, and some street scenes. At least 47 photos depict the Six-Day War. Braley joined another journalist, Shelby Scates, mid-war, going through the West Bank in a rented Ford given to Scates by Bill Mauldin. Scates recounts their time together in his War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir (University of Washington Press: 2015). They watched the invasion of Syria from the Kfar Blum kibbutz, ultimately getting caught in the crossfire: “Three grim looking farmers greeted us under the struggling shade trees at Kefar Blum. The other members of this commune were tucked away in bunkers. The first sounds, like an orchestra warming, were screams from three Israeli Mysteres, slashing down with bombs for Tel Azaziat, the Syrian fortification a few hundred feet above and several kilometers away from Kefar Blum. The Israeli column reached halfway to Tel Azaziat before the first Syria shells came down on or toward Kefar Blum. I dove for the slit trench. Braley and Austrian landed on top of me. The hour that followed was an unblended symphony of incoming shells—heavy artillery, light artillery, and mortars. They seemed to fall all about us, reaching for the nearby road and the Jordan River bridge apparently . . . Braley, veteran of our Pacific War, said, 'I never went through anything like this in the Philippines.' We jumped from the trench and ran toward the German Ford . . . I floorboarded the Ford, so we bounced over the shellpocked byroad, then sped over the highway to Tiberias. ”Images of the war show soldiers and a destroyed plane at Rafah, destruction at Tel Katzir, and men in trenches at Kfar Blum. Others show Israeli military vehicles on the way to Kfar Blum, helicopters in flight, and soldiers celebrating in Syria. There are also photos of the dead and wounded, prisoners in Syria, and Jordanian refugees at the Allenby bridge. An astounding mix of well composed imagery documenting war, culture and daily life in hotbeds of social and military conflict. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics. .

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         A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd, 1956–58 - 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red leather labels lettered in gilt, front covers lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. Very light rubbing to labels and very minor markings to covers, else an excellent copy. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. The Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis" (Woods). Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship". "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen 267.2 "second (first illustrated) edition"; Woods A138(a).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         SHIPS OF THE PAST

      - Unique, ca 1956-1970 Collection of over 70 objects, mostly postcards in a 1960s era photo album, related to famous ocean liners and other ships many of which met their end in tragedy. Postcards of ships ranging from the USS Maine, to RMS Titanic and Lusitania as well as coastal, riverine and lake steamers, and shipboard-cancelled envelopes. Included is a full-page magazine ad for the Andrea Doria and a copy of Life Magazine from 1956b featuring the tragedy of the Andrea Doria. 12.5" x 12.75", 10 album pages plus magazine. Condition is Good +, most of the postcards being in plastic sleeves rather than glued in to the album. Room 429. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         MEMOIRS. YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE. Inscribed to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1956 - An outstanding Presentation Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the son and namesake of the man whom he served as Vice-President and whom he succeeded in office: "With kind regards to/my good friend/Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr./from/Harry Truman/Independence/July 14, 1956." While never achieving the renown of his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. was a successful congressman (1949-1954) who twice ran for governor of New York and who was a close friend and early backer of John F. Kennedy. He later became a successful businessman. Light dampstain to the very bottom of the cloth not affecting the contents. Very Good in a Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         The Old Man's Road

      New York: Voyages, 1956. 8vo. [24] pp. Original light-grey printed wrappers. Slightest toning to edges of wrappers and front endleaves, soft paperclip impression on front wrapper, generally a fine copy. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 24 of 50 copies signed by Auden. Bloomfield & Mendelson A36.

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         A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo (235 × 150 mm). Late 20th-century red crushed half morocco, red cloth sides, gilt panelled spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. Spines uniformly sunned, a little spotting to edges. An excellent set, attractively bound. First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history: around a quarter of the third volume, The Age of Revolution, is dedicated to the War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, The Great Democracies, contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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         Howl and other poems. The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four.

      San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 - Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrappers toned to edges with some light marks, small strip torn from head of rear cover, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem and the obscure Siesta in Xbalba. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         La Chute.

      Gallimard NRF 1956 - In-12 ( 185 X 120 mm ) de 169 pages, broché. EDITION ORIGINALE, l'un des 235 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre. Bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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         Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1956. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Slight foxing to endpapers, top edge of covers toned. Otherwise a fine copy in the jacket. First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. The first unexpurgated edition was not published until 1965. This copy carries the ownership inscription of Alan Ross (1922–2001), British poet, writer and editor. Waiting for Godot was first performed on 5 January 1953 in Paris and the English-language version premiered 3 August 1955 in London. This edition contains the publisher's note tipped-in after the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Black Beauty

      London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited,, 1956. Octavo (204 x 141 mm). Contemporary red crushed half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt motifs of horses to compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. With 24 colour plates by Lionel Edwards. Light foxing to edges and contents. An excellent copy. An attractively bound and illustrated copy of Sewell's classic, which was first published in 1877. Lionel Edwards (1878–1966) was an artist who specialised in painting horses, and his illustrations provide a fine accompaniment to the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         I SETTE CONTRO TEBE

      FIRENZE: LE MONNIER, 1956. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. NUOVA BIBLIOTECA DEI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. VOL. IX, N° 35/36. - Dernières œuvres de Matisse 1950-1954.

      Paris: Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1956 - 35 x 27 cm. Mit 40 Farblithographien von Matisse nach Collagen und zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen. 182 SS., 3 Bll. Orig.-Pappband. *Ces oeuvres reproduites en lithographie en couleurs ont ete realisees par l'artiste, en papiers gouaches. - In overall fine and fresh condition. / Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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