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        One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

      This Edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona (Italy) in the Month of July MCMLV. - Limitiertes und nummeriertes Exemplar, dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 152 (von 500). "This edition has been assembled and bound in Tokyo for sale in the Far East. This edition is bound in genuine Fuji Silk with a pattern which reproduces a sample of classical Japanese poetic calligraphy. The end papers consist of Japanese hand-made paper." --- Diesem Buch liegt ein privater Brief von Dennis Stock (dem berühmten James Dean Fotografen) an den österreichisch-US-amerikanischen Fotografen Ernest Haas bei (beide Magnum Photographen - Fotoagentur Magnum Photos). Der Brief stammt aus dem Jahr 1956, in dem Stock in Japan war und seine Geisha-Fotos usw. machte, der Brief ist mit Schreibmaschine geschrieben, umfasst zwei Seiten, und gezeichnet mit "Dennis". Aus dem Inhalt geht eindeutig hervor, dass der Brief von Dennis Stock ist, und auf dem Schuber ("I was interviewed by a Japanese Photographer named Kimura." usw.) --- Das Buch ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, der Schuber ist etwas berieben. - 144 Seiten. (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        A Collection of Thirty Christmas Cards received by Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Margaret Widdemer in 1956, many from other Authors (as well as her own Signed Christmas Card from that year)

      1956. Various sizes. Mostly fine condition. Mailed by the poet to her nephew (who collected books of poetry and autographs of poets) with the original mailing envelope. Many of the cards are of commercial origin, but several are specially printed with verses of poetry by the sender (including a Signed example of Widdemer's own card for that year). Most of the cards are from other authors, mostly poets, including Laura Benet, Jean Starr Untermeyer, Stanton Coblentz, Fannie Hurst, Dorothy Quick, Mary Margaret McBride, Vernon Watkins, Ida A.R. Wylie (four page ALS), Leslie Nelson Jennings, Ben Lucien Burman, Jean Bothwell, and others of lesser note. A few of the senders are unidentified by us, but most are obvious. Thirty-one cards in total. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Antiquity of Iraq, A Handbook of Assyriology

      Copenhagen, Denmark: Ejnar Munksgaard, Ltd., 1956. NOT ex-library. Translated from Danish into English. Also with Sumerian and Akkadian transliterations. Printed and bound in Denmark by Bianco-Luno A-S. Brick red buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 10 x 7 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with the upper and lower corners of the front board moderately bumped. An exceptionally clean binding with very minor soiling. The text block is firmly bound in. With xv and 814 numbered pages, and with footnotes and annotations. Also with two fold-out maps and two fold-out prehistoric schematic synopses, all pristine. Faint pencil erasure marks to the upper corner of the front FEP, trivial. Else an exceptionally clean interior. Appears very gently read. A Very Good copy, rare in any condition. A monumental work of scholarship.. Presumed First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        L'Esprit Confus

      Paris, 1956. First edition. Offprint from Nouvelle N. R. F., June 1, 1956. Bound by Jean De Gonet, in sanded blue nubuck with painted leather cover label, titled in black, signed and dated 1984. Provenance: Feinsilber, with bookplate inside chemise.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        The Prophet Daniel with the Lions

      Paris: Mourlot, 1956. Color lithograph. Framed. Mourlot, 142.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Szene am Strand von Porto Garibaldi. Lithographie..

      35 x 52 cm, Randläsuren von fachfrauisch abgelösten Klebstreifen, sonst gutes Exemplar. Exemplar 7 von 9. Unten rechts m. Bleistift sign. (VARLIN). Varlin hielt sich 1956 in dem zwischen Ravenna und Venedig liegenden Ort Porto Garibaldi auf. (Laut Auskunft von Frau Guggenheim vom Varlin-Archiv, der unser Dank gebührt, ein seltenes Blatt).Der Maler Varlin, 1900 als Willy Guggenheim in Zürich geboren, nimmt innerhalb der Schweizer Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts eine Sonderstellung ein. Unbeeindruckt von den avantgardistischen und abstrakten Strömungen seiner Zeit, schuf er ein eigenständiges figuratives Werk, das die Fragilität des Alltäglichen ins Zentrum rückt. Varlin starb 1977 im bündnerischen Bondo. Gerne senden wir Ihnen eine Abbildung.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        The Selected Writings of Sydney Smith. Edited, with an introduction, by W.H. Auden

      Farrar Straus and Cudahy. New York 1956 - First printing. Publisher's cloth over boards in dust wrapper, the latter rather chipped and edge-worn. otherwise no faults. Bloomfield & Mendelson B61. Signed by Auden to the title page and very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        The Quare Fellow. A Comedy-Drama.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1956 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, light soiling to rear cover, a very good copy in the jacket with small closed tears to head of spine and rear panel, creasing to edges and spine, light mark to bottom edge of rear panel. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Eamonn, from Brendan, 1st Aibreán [April] 1957". This is the author's first book and his key play, and is uncommon inscribed. It is also the origin of the song "The Auld Triangle", now a staple of Irish music, though most are unaware that it was composed by Behan for the play. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Le Balcon

      Marc Barbezat, Paris 1956 - Giacometti. Copy # 1338 of a limited edition of 3000 copies printed on Lana paper. With original pictorial wrapper illustrations by Alberto Giacometti. 195, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Wrappers. Fine with original glassine With original pictorial wrapper illustrations by Alberto Giacometti. 195, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo Copy # 1338 of a limited edition of 3000 copies printed on Lana paper

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Cup of Fury

      Channel Press, Inc., Great Neck NY 1956 - First edition. Faint dampspots on the boards, else near fine in a lightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to the children of Sinclair's friend and associate Gaylord Wilshire: "To Myra, Mary II, & Logan with love, Upton Sinclair." Sinclair's condemnation of alcohol, told through the illnesses and deaths of various of his friends and family from drink. Wilshire, a billboard magnate turned socialist activist, was a close friend and associate of Sinclair's who tragically ended his own life after business reverses. Indeed, after many years of underwriting Socialism in general and Sinclair in particular, Wilshire lost a fortune for Sinclair attempting to run a goldmine on socialist principles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy. (1956). First. First edition. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Program]: Under Milk Wood. Edinburgh International Festival

      Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1956 - Octavo. [12]pp. Stapled wrappers. Faint bookstore rubberstamp on rear wrap, small duplicate and discard stamps from a library, small tears, very good. Originally produced as a BBC radio play, this program is for the premiere of the first full stage production of the play, which Thomas adapted from the radio version, but which went unproduced until four years after his death. The play opened at the Henry Miller Theatre on October 15, 1957, this program is dated 13 days later. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1956 - Quarterbound black cloth spine, blue boards titled in gilt. Stated first edition with "M-E" code first printing. Spine head bumped, spine gilt lightly rubbed, spine panel ridged. Board corners mildly bumped and rubbed/frayed. Bookseller sticker to front endpage. Glue at endpages mildly toned. Binding is sound and the book is unmarked. The DJ in mylar has $3.50 flap price intact, some dampstaining to bottom back panel, chips to spine ends, rubs to spine edge, mild even soil, slightly sunned spine. A square sound unmarked copy in unclipped DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        The Malayan Trilogy [Consisting of] Time For A Tiger/The Enemy in the Blanket & Beds in the East

      Heinemann, 1956 First Editions, first printings of Burgess' first three novels, written when was serving in Malaya as a teacher and education officer with the British Colonial Service. Consisting: 'Time For A Tiger' (first printing 1956): a near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light stains to the rear panel. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips. 'The Enemy in the Blanket' (first printing 1958): a very good book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the page edges leaching a little onto the pages. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some spotting to the hinges and to the rear panel. 'Beds in the East' (first printing 1959): a very good book with some light sunning to the spine tips in a very good unclipped wrapper with some small chipping to the spine tips. A nice set of Burgess' famous trilogy.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Nella notte buia

      Giuseppe Muggiani, 1956. In 8, cm 17 x 24, pp. (50) con carte di varia natura (cartoncino, pergamina ecc.). Testo illustrato, con fustellature e parti applicate. Cartonatura editoriale. Edizione originale di uno dei piu' affascinanti libri realizzati da Bruno Munari. Il lavoro fu proposto a Bompiani in un primo tempo ma da questo rifiutato (...Bellissimo! Divertente! proprio molto originale, ma...dov'e' il testo? Questo non e' un libro... Questo libro e' stato stampato poi da un amico tipografo, nel 1956. Oggi e' introvabile. Alcuni esemplari sono nei musei di vari paesi...). Accame, 'Valentino Bompiani. Idee per la cultura', 1989, p. 66. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Lindisfarnensis Musei Britannici Codex Cottonianus Nero D IV [Lindisfarne Gospels] In two volumes complete

      Oltun et Lausanna Helvetiae: In Aedibus Urs Graf 1956 / 1960. In two volumes. Copy no. 653 of an edition limited to 680 copies. 259 facsimile leaves recto & verso; xxiv, 295, 176 pp. Facsimile volume is in full vellum with brown lettering to spine. Commentary volume is in quarter vellum over boards with red lettering to spine. In the original plain paper dust wrappers and in the publisher's plain cardboard boxes. Volume 1 is the facsimile volume with 28 tipped-in colour plates and other leaves in monochrome. Volume 2 is the commentary volume with in-text figures and 60 plates, including some in colour. Minor bump to one corner. A handsome pair in Fine condition. . Fine. Vellum Spine. Limited Numbered Edition. 1956. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Quiet American, The [wraparound band]

      William Heinemann, London 1956 - First Impression, with scarce, unfaded Book Society wraparound band. 8vo: [8],247,[1]pp. Publisher's Prussian blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, patterned dust jacket priced 13s/6d. About Fine (spine end bumped, top edge dust-soiled; Fine (virtually pristine) jacket, vivid and bright. Wobbe 35a. Miller 35a. First published in Stockholm, translated from the manuscript as Den Stillsame Amerikanen, in 1955 by Norstedt. The Quiet American unfolds between September 1951 and February 1952, as Thomas Fowler, a middle-aged British war correspondent reporting from Saigon, recounts the events leading to the murder of Alden Pyle, a young American operative who aspires to rescue Vietnam from the "red menace" of Communism. In the introduction to the Collected Edition, Greene "discusses the direct reportage of this novel and how his determination to use what he had learned of the first-person narrative and time-shift technique in The End of the Affair was the deciding factor in the choice of the journalist, Fowler, as narrator." (Wobbe) 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Clement, Hal THE RANGER BOYS IN SPACE Signed US HCDJ 1st/1st VG+

      L. C. Page & Company - Ex-Library SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on half title page by author. Published in 1956. Jacket is in Very Good condition. Front of jacket has a three inch tear bottom right side on fold line. Top spine area of jacket has two chips. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Front of jacket has a light crease. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Very Good + condition. Library stamp on front end page and inside back cover. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Scouts]
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        Waiting for Godot - a tragicomedy in two acts.

      Faber and Faber, London. 1956 - First U.K. edition. Octavo. 94 pages. Tipped in is the small printed slip regarding the requirements of the Lord Chamberlain.Free endpapers partially tanned. Near fine in very good indeed, slightly nicked dustwrapper a bit creased at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Photograph inscribed

      , 1956. 1956. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry. Photograph inscribed. No place, August 12, 1956. Black-and-white photographic print, measuring 13 by 10-1/2 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 by 19 inches. $12,500.Large photographic print showing Truman smiling and holding up the famous issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune in which his loss to Dewey was erroneously predicted based on incomplete returns, inscribed: ""To Courteney Darber with happy memories! 8/12/56 Harry Truman.""This inscribed photograph captures Truman gleefully holding up the Chicago Daily Tribune, which erroneously announced his electoral defeat. During the 1930s and 1940s, editor and publisher Robert ""Bertie"" McCormick used the Chicago Daily Tribune's editorial pages to promote his conservative agenda. The Tuesday, November 2, 1948 headline was ""Go to the Polls Today! / Landslide / for Dewey / is Expected / Democrats Cling / to Wisp of Hope."" Most polls in the presidential campaign of 1948 showed the Republican candidate, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, with such a commanding lead over Truman that some pollsters even quit polling voters weeks before the election, missing out on Truman's last-minute surge in popularity. On election night, Truman, aided by the Secret Service, sneaked away from reporters covering him in Kansas City and made his way to nearby Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a small resort town. There, he took a room in the local hotel, had a Turkish bath, and went to sleep. As East coast returns came in, Dewey took an early lead, winning all the northeast states from Maryland to Maine, except for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Then Truman started to pull ahead. However, some radio commentators, such as H.V. Kaltenborn of CBS, confidently predicted that once the ""late returns"" came in, Dewey would overcome Truman's lead and win.At midnight, Truman awoke and turned on the radio in his room; he heard Kaltenborn announce that, while Truman was still ahead in the popular vote, he couldn't possibly win. For the rest of his life, Truman would gleefully mimic Kaltenborn's voice predicting his defeat throughout that election night. Around 4 a.m., Truman awoke again, heard on the radio that his lead was nearly two million votes, and decided to ride back to Kansas City, and from there, take the train back to Washington, D.C. The Tribune had endorsed Dewey and the entire republican slate. In fact, 85% of the nation's daily newspapers supported the New York Governor. Returns were coming in slowly and the Tribune staff was running out of time before the printing deadline. The lead story in the Tribune by reporter Arthur Sears Henning began: ""Dewey and Warren won a sweeping victory in the presidential election yesterday."" A bit of unobtrusive creasing to photograph. Near-fine, handsomely framed.

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        Expedicion Y Desembarco Del "Granma" [cuban Revolution]

      Havana, Cuba: At Direction of Fidel Castro Ruiz. Good+ with no dust jacket. c1960. First Edition. Softcover. Photographs; scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. This volume comes with an official Cuban government export certificate giving description of the book and states it to be "original" (book). Scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. This volume comes with an official Cuban government export certificate giving description of the book and states it to be "original" (book). This small oblong volume, measuring approximately 6.25" x 4.25", is bound in black leather with four silver metal tips that appear on the outside corners of covers. This well-preserved book shows moderate external wear, with the metal tip of lower corner of the rear cover lacking and a small white spot to rear cover The title page exhibits light soiling, with chipping and a small stain to fore edge. The final blank page has foxed outside corners and blue stamp to the lower left corner. The interior is otherwise clean and without markings. An unusual offering. Title leaf + 29 leaves, each with two photograph portraits; 0 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Joan Mirandoacute


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      - 1956 S. A.D. A. G Edició numerada IX/X exemplr. contenen alguna prova de la planxa inutilitzada. Introducció JOAN VINYOLI. Mesos: GENER, Josep Granyer.- aiguafort i aiguatinta, comentari salvador Espriu. FEBRER, Francesc D'A. Galí- aiguafort i aiguatinta. Comentari de J. V. Foix. MARÇ. Miquel Ibarz, aiguafort i aiguatinta. Comentari de Ramón Folch i Camarasa. ABRIL, Francesc Serra, vernís tou i aiguatinta. Comentari de Susagna March. MAIG, Jaume Pla, punta seca. Comentari de Josep Janés i Olivé. JUNY, Josep Amat, aiguafort. Comentari de Gaziel. JULIOL, Rafael Benet, punta seca. Comentari de J. Perucho. AGOST, Josep M. Prim, punta seca. Comentari de Josep M. Espinàs. SETEMBRE, Josep Mompou, punta seca. Comentari de Carles Riba. OCTUBRE, Joan Serra, punta seca. Comentari de Joan Cortès. NOVEMBRE, Martí Vives, aiguafort. Comentari de Ferran Canyameres. DESEMBRE, Maria j. Colom, aiguatinta. Comentari de Mossèn Pere Ribot. ( 41 DIBUIXOS.) Amb estoig. Signat per els autors. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue

      Harper & Brothers 1956 - First Edition with correct $2.50 flap price. Cloth backed pictorial boards -- tight, bright and unmarked. Jacket has small bit of scuffs on front, very tiny tears and tiny chips. An exceptional collectible copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Picture Book Cottage]
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        SWAN, THE [IL CIGNO] (1956)

      MGM 1956 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Grace Kelly, Louis Jourdan, dir: Charles Waters; MGM. As Kelly came to the end of her screen career, she did this remake of a Molnar romantic comedy. For the Italian release, artist Ercole Brini took the standard imagery used for the US release and greatly redid it, creating an infinitely more pleasing image of the mythic Grace Kelly. On linen, with slight fold touch up, a few Italian cinema tax stamps affixed near blank right top side, NEAR FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      Cape, 1956. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with some staining and foxing on the inside of the jacket, not visible from the outside. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        HOWL and Other Poems.

      San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First. paperback. very good(-). Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, black & white printed wrappers.. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Third printing. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. The white portions of the covers are dust soiled & toned; Table of Contents leaf has a flattened fold. Signed in full by Ginsberg, Great Neck, 1978, and augmented by him with a sketch of a flower, using the O of "Howl" as a center filled with the initials AH. A good, early copy of this important book.

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        Kulturhistoriskt lexikon för nordisk medeltid från vikingatid till reformationstid. 1-21 + registerband.

      Allhem, Malmö 1956-78. 22 vol. inklusive supplement och register. Förlagets svarta halvskinnband.

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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      Malmø 1956 - 78. 8vo. Orig. velholdte sorte skinnbd. med vareomsl.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        La Femme 100 Têtes

      New York, Editions de l'oeil 1956 - 25x2.5x19.5 cm Edition tirée à 1000 exemplaires, incluant 150 illustrations en noir et blanc. Cet ouvrage n'inclut pas le collage original réalisé par l'auteur. Langue : français. Un superbe ouvrage, dans d'excellentes conditions, comme neuf. Edition of 1000 copies, including 150 black and white illustrated plates. The copy comes without the original collage by the author. Language: french. Superb copy in excellent conditions, as new.

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        Baby Doll

      1956. First Edition . Signed. (VIDAL, Gore) WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Baby Doll. (New York): New Directions, (1956). Original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $2300.First edition in book form of WilliamsÂ’ controversial first original screenplay, filmed in 1956 by director Elia Kazan, an especially memorable association copy signed by both Tennessee Williams and his close friend Gore Vidal.The 1956 film based on Williams' screenplay created a fury, outraging audiences and critics alike with its heightened mix of sexuality and corruption. Williams' southern melodrama of a young girl married to the aging, nearly bankrupt owner of a small cotton gin drew on two earlier one-act plays (included here), and his 1977 play Tiger Tail again visited these provocative dramas. The film of Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, is considered by many to be ""the best actor's director there ever was,"" and earned its star Carroll Baker an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (New York Times). Williams' profound influence on American drama and cinema prompted film scholar R. Burton Palmer to write that ""it is hard to imagine the course of 50s and early 60s cinematic history without Williams' plays as source materialÂ… No other author through his works alone has had this kind of influence on the history of a national cinema."" Williams first met Vidal, co-signer of this distinctive association copy, in the 40s after Vidal published his controversial The City and the Pillar. They quickly became close friends, eventually collaborating in 1958 on the screenplay version of Williams' play Suddenly, Last Summer. Crandell A17.1.a. A fine signed association copy.

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        L'Esprit Confus

      Paris: 1956. Offprint from Nouvelle N. R. F., June 1, 1956. Bound by Jean De Gonet, in sanded blue nubuck with painted leather cover label, titled in black, signed and dated 1984. Provenance: Feinsilber, with bookplate inside chemise.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      Cape, 1956 Very good in a very good dust jacket, with some tape on the inside of the jacket, not visible from the outside, and some foxing to the outside edges of the pages, but not on the pages themselves. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Straight and Narrow Path

      1956. Signed. TRACY, Honor. The Straight and Narrow Path. New York: Random House, (1956). Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1600.Early American issue, inscribed by Lyndon Johnson to Thomas Corcoran, a New Deal ""Brain Trust"" advisor to FDR who was instrumental in negotiating Johnson's place on the 1960 Democratic ticket, ""To Tommy Corcoran, who has made me understand why someday the Irish will inherit the earth, from his grateful friend Lyndon B. Johnson. USS Texas May 29, 1957.""Honor Tracy was an English writer best known for her travel writing; she eventually settled in Ireland, converted to Catholicism, and wrote a number of novels set in Ireland, as here. First published in London the same year. The recipient of this copy, Thomas Gardiner Corcoran, was a member of FDR's inner circle, the ""Brain Trust"" whose advice the president relied on. After falling out with FDR over what the Irish Catholic Corcoran considered FDR's excessively pro-British policies, Corcoran returned to private practice, but retained enormous political influence. It was FDR who forged the initial alliance between Corcoran and Johnson. When Johnson first arrived in Washington he immediately impressed Roosevelt. ""The President himself telephoned Corcoran: 'I've just met the most remarkable young man. Now I like this boy, and you're going to help him with anything you can'"" (Dallek, Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, 38). Corcoran later served as the intermediary between Kennedy and Johnson when negotiating Johnson's presence on the Democratic ticket in 1960 as the vice presidential candidate, and remained a confidante of Johnson throughout his time in office.Book fine, light soiling to white dust jacket. A near-fine copy with wonderful provenance.

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