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        Kronyka Nowa O Narodu Tureckem, na dwa Djili rozdelena.Prague, Daniel Adam, 1594. 2 volumes bound as 1. Small 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). With the title-page of volume 1 printed in red and black, and the colophon with large woodcut printer's device; the 2nd volume with woodcut ornament on the title-page, and the colophon with a woodcut vignette. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, with 2 leather straps with brass clasps (later).

      - Göllner, Turcica 1956; USTC 568735; WorldCat (4 copies, including 1 incomplete). Extremely rare first Czech edition of a famous Turkish chronicle, translated after the German by Jan Kocin. The text was based on a 16th-century Turkish manuscript by Muhammed ibn Hasanjan, called Saadeddin, which described the Turkish history up to the year 1550. This manuscript was brought from Istanbul by the Austrian scholar Hieronymus Beck in 1551, and subsequently translated into German by Joannes Gautier, or Spiegel, the interpreter of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Gautier augmented the manuscript with a continuation of the history to the year 1588, and this version was rendered into Latin by Joannes Leunclavius, or Hans Lewenklau. Library stamps on title-pages; occasionally browning throughout; with a few old owner's entries; new endpapers; first blank strengthened; a few old owner's entries. Good copy of an extremely rare Prague imprint.

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        Quiet Days In Clichy.

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1956 & 1958. 2 volumes, quarto. Original grey, yellow and black paper wrappers. 29 photographs by Brassaï, of which 2 are double-page. First edition; pencil ownership inscription to first free binder's blank and half-title. Spine lightly rolled and creased, slight rubbing to corners, rear inner hinge near to cracking; still a very good copy. Second edition; spine rolled, light soiling to front cover, very light rubbing to tips, front inner hinge cracked; a very good copy. First edition, first impression together with a second edition, first impression copy. The first edition printing is the only edition in which the illustrations are printed from the negative on glossy, photographic stock. George Brassaï is the pseudonym of Gyula Halász, the Hungarian photographer and friend of Miller's. Quiet Days in Clichy was banned in the US under pornography laws, alongside a number of Miller's books until 1965, following a series of obscenity trials prompted by the publication of Miller's Tropic of Cancer in 1961.

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        Highly graphic Bobby Fischer signed Russian chess magazine from 1956

      n.p., n.d.. 9" x 11.25". "Russian Chess Magazine ""Chess in USSR,"" Issue no. 6, 1956. Stamped ""Printed in the USSR"" on verso. Signed by Robert ""Bobby"" Fisher as ""Robert Fisher"" in blue ink along the top margin of the first page. Soft stapled wraps with separations along the seam. Age toning to paper stock, outer wraps partially detached top and bottom. Wonderful front cover image of a rook and a knight along with three male youths playing chess.Stunning vintage piece. In 1972, Fischer captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavik, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation, which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since."

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        Sept ans d'aventures au Tibet

      Nouvelle édition.Rare signature autographe d'Heinrich Harrer en caractères romains puis tibétains sur la page de garde.Exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte des manques angulaires ainsi que de sa bande annonce : "L'extraordinaire aventure d'un grand alpiniste devenu confident du Dalaï Lama".Iconographie. Arthaud Paris 1956 16x21cm broché

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        Le petit homme d'Arkhangelsk

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on alfa, the only large paper copies.A good copy. Presses de la Cité Paris 1956 12x18cm broché

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        Quiet Days In Clichy

      First Edition Paris The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle 1956 First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), printed from the negatives on glossy photographic stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, printed paper spine label. Just about Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which is becoming less common in collectible condition. Provenance: decorative period book plate to first blank. Fine- A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, that contains a second story, "Mara-Marignan," both dating from the same period as Tropic of Cancer, when Miller was an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. A few months after Miller returned to New York, in 1940, he was, as usual, flat-broke. A quick moneymaking opportunity arose when a man named Barnet Runer arranged for Miller to write pornography at a dollar a page for an Oklahoma erotica collector named Roy M. Johnson. Early drafts of "Mara-Marignan" and "Quiet Days in Clichy" were the result. Johnson was not impressed; he found them to be "too poetic," and the manuscripts for both stories went missing?"lost for over ten years," Miller wrote in 1956?then "turned up miraculously?where I won't say now"?after which Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year, for publication a few months later. This first edition was published in Paris, in June 1956, with photographs of 1930s Paris (street-scenes of prostitutes; sailors fondling women in cafes, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, and drinking) by Brassai. "In 1933 Miller wrote to a friend of his intention 'to make a niche for him (Brassai) in this present book.' The illustrations Miller obtained from Brassai never went into "Tropic Cancer'," but were used instead in "Quiet Days in Clichy" twenty-three years later, "because one of the principal themes of my book is the street'" and "to show, rather than hide, the erotic aspects of the city." (Blinder, A Self-Made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller, p. 71). Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Flight from the Enchanter, The

      First Edition London Chatto & Windus 1956 A superb First Impression of Murdoch's second novel, following Under the Net. 8vo: 316,[2]pp. Publisher's cinnamon-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Edward Bawden. Fine, square, tight binding, pages crisp and fresh, in a Fine, bright, completely unfaded example of the magnificent jacket. Fine Murdoch denied putting friends into her novels, but the model for the enchanter Mischa Fox was the Bulgarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning writer Elias Canetti, Murdoch's lover from January 1953 until late 1955. According to Murdoch's biographer, Peter Conradi, Canetti, the "god-monster of Hampstead . . . represented the artist-as-manipulative-and-sadistic-mythomaniac" in her imagination. He was a cruel and controlling lover who dominated a coterie of enthralled "disciples" and mistresses, a role he reenacts in several of Murdoch's early novels, particularly Flight from the Enchanter, which she dedicated to him. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le balcon

      Marc Barbezat. First edition, one of 32 numbered copies on Japon nacré, the tirage de tête.Covers illustrated with an original lithograph by Alberto Giacometti.A fine copy. % Marc Barbezat Décines 1956 15,5x20,5cm broché

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        ART INTERNATIONAL.

      Vol. 1 no 1 - vol. 27 no 4 (=last published). Lugano, Switzerland, 1956 - Sept / Nov. 1984. Set in the original illustrated wrappers with volume 13 no 3 in the regular and in the rare variant version. (Vol. 23 and 27 are partly bound) Overall condition good to very good, with only sporadic and unobtrusive library markings on the wrappers. An excellent, unbound set in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.One of the best surveys of mainstreams in contemporary art'. Edited by James Fitzsimmons. Volume 1 (called 'European art today' ) has in this set only 9 of the 12 issues. Otherwise all volumes/years are complete. The cover of vol. 13 no 3 designed by Mel Ramos is present in both versions, one with a gorilla and the scarce one with a kangaroo.

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        David und Bathseba.

      - Original-Farblithographie, Paris bei Moulrot, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 132)

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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York 1956 - Folio (13 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 102, [2]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with silver lettering to spine. Photo-illustrated title page.Illustrated with 28 duo-tone photographic plates, "Brett Weston Photographs" is the first major monograph on Brett Weston. It presents "a sound representation of Brett Weston's various developments, phases and progress. The photographer ranges without limit in the subject matter, from the most evanescent subtilties through every nuance to the powerful mutations of nature and the monuments of man" (from the Publishers).Dust-jacket partly chipped along spine, and water-stained along fore-edge. Fore-edge inside both covers water-stained. Lower corner of back cover bumped, thus slightly affecting the tip of the last pages. DJ in overall fair to good-, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La chose freudienne ou sens du retour à Freud en psychanalyse

      In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1. The first edition of this offprint from L'évolution psychiatrique printed in a small number of copies, based on a conference held in the Vienna clinic on the 7th November 1955.Signed and dated autograph inscription from Jacques Lacan to the philosopher (Louis) Marin.Covers lightly sunned at edges, two small lacks to head of spine and upper cover. % In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1 Paris 1956 18,5x23,5cm agrafé

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        Matinales

      Albin Michel. First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on vélin du Marais, this one n°1, tirage de tête.A good copy. Albin Michel Paris 1956 13x19cm broché

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell, 1956-58. FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes, octavo. Handsomely bound in burgundy half morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A fine copy of this monumental multi-volume book. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

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        Watercolor drawing of Madeline.

      (c. 1956). Watercolor and ink on paper, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (28x22cm). Matted and framed. Signed by Bemelmans. This shoulder-length portrait of Bemelmans's most enduring character is done in the later, bold style encountered in Madeline and the Bad Hat, and it shows red-headed Madeline wearing her characteristic wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a blue ribbon and high-collared shirt with a blue neckpiece. Although Bemelmans was quite prolific, original drawings of Madeline seldom appear on the market. Slight mat burn, else fine in a lightly worn wood frame, painted pink to complement the color of Madeline's rosy cheeks.

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        Original watercolour sketch.

      Original watercolour sketch, squared up in pencil, showing Mr. Punch with dog Toby visitng a young woman and a French poodle; being the artwork for an unused cover design for 'Punch' magazine., Spring 1956. Measures 27.5 x 21.3 cms. The reverse has an part of an ink drawing by the artist.Please note that the price listed is subject to VAT.

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        Römische Großbauten unter dem Kölner Rathaus - Vorbericht über die Rathausgrabung des Jahres 1953. Sonderdruck aus Germania 23.

      Ohne Angabe, 1956 - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London (1956-58): Cassell & Co. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Four volumes, octavo, publisher's original red cloth; dust jackets are near perfect. Bindings and text blocks are clean and bright, with very light foxing on pastedowns of volumes 1, 2 and 4; top edges stained red, slightly fading. A beautiful example of a fragile work, of which Churchill quipped, "It opens like an angel's wings."

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        CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue)

      RKO 1956 - Vintage original 40 x 30" (100 x 75 cm.) poster, USA. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick, Dorothy Comingore, Paul Stewart, dir: Orson Welles; RKO. The towering yet unfulfilled expression of Charles Foster Kane hovers over the image of himself in his political campaign representing his climb to the top from his humble beginnings to a life of privilege, wealth and power. The industry and the Academy recognized the film for its artistry and innovation, but because of the political uproar it caused it won just one award: the much-deserved Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay to Orson Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz. In 1956, some of those who inspired the story had passed and the film was recognized for its great contributions to the changing of filmmaking. Unique poster presentation for this re-release. Poster is unfolded and displays some soiling in the white areas and stress and creases along the top border and some significant creasing to the top left margin edge. There is some noticeable creasing and scratching in the background of the credit box "Some called him a hero. others called him a heel." Some pin holes along the bottom blank white margin, VERY GOOD-FINE

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        Journal de Génétique Humaine

      Genève, Médecine et Hygiène, 1956. Band 5 - 37 Halbleinen Bei den angebotenen Büchern handelt es sich um ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare, Gebrauchsspuren können vorhanden sein Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Evangeliorum quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis [The Lindisfarne Gospels].

      Folio, 2 volumes. Volume I: the facsimile; 28 mounted colour plates, 490 monochrome plates; bound in full vellum, blind decorations on upper board. Volume II: xxiv, 295, 176pp, 6 colour & 54 monochrome plates, 64 text figures; bound in quarter vellum and papered boards. A fine set in excellent condition, having been protected by the original paper wrappers and plain heavy card packing boxes. Limited edition of 680 numbered copies. A superb facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels: 'the most magnificent book surviving from Anglo-Saxon England', 'The text is one of the best witnesses for the Vulgate version of the Gospels; the pictures of the Evangelists which precede each Gospel have Greek inscriptions on them; the decoration of the manuscript is one of the great masterpieces of early medieval art, combining Celtic and Germanic elements; and the gloss added in the tenth century is an all-important Early English text' (TLS, 13 Jan 1961). The second volume contains a detailed commentary and analysis of the book by various editors/contributors.

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        Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe

      FIRST EDITION Abiquiu: np, 1956. LARGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT of one of Karsh's most iconic images, signed by Karsh in ink on border. "When Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) traveled to Abiquiu to photograph O'Keeffe in 1956, he... produced an image that suggested her self-assurance and reflected her artistic concerns. Seated in profile in the entryway of her house, O'Keeffe posed under a large set of antlers that appeared in many of her paintings. Karsh wrote that he 'expected to find some of the poetic intensity of her paintings reflected in her personality. Intensity I found, but it was the austere intensity of dedication to her work, which has led Miss O'Keeffe to cut out of her life anything that interferes with her ability to express herself in paint.' As Stieglitz had done in his portraits of the young O'Keeffe, Karsh drew attention to the artist's hands. But for his image of the sixty-nine year old artist, he posed her bent fingers next to a gnarled tree stump and placed her under a deer's skull, alluding to the passage of time and death. As if to balance those dark elements, however, a streak of light coming in from the open doorway falls on O'Keeffe's forehead, wrist, and still-life objects in the composition, serving as a reminder of the inspiration and vitality of the still-practicing artist. According to Karsh, his photograph once hung in her house at Abiquiu" (Susan Danly, "Miss O'Keeffe", Photography and Fame).Size: 20x16 inches (photograph); 29x24 inches (framed).Photograph taken in 1956; printed later (c.1980). Gelatin silver print, signed in ink by Karsh on border, mounted, framed. A large, stunning image in fine condition. Fine.

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        Maurice Utrillo, V

      First edition of only 197 copies, this one numbered on vélin du Marais paper.Illustrations by Maurice Utrillo, made up as follows: 11 lithographs, of which 8 in color, 1 unfinished, 2 in sepia - of which one making up the title - and 1 in black; 2 lithographs of Suzanne Valadon, his mother, and Lucie Valore, his wife, after a pastel drawing.A very good and rare copy.  Joseph Foret Paris 1956 (34x42 cm) en feuilles

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        The imbedding problem for Riemannian manifolds.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956. First edition of Nash's most famous work in pure mathematics, his solution of "a deep philosophical problem concerning geometry", first posed by Bernhard Riemann, "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century" which "has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations" (see below). Nash, "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century" (Mikhail Gromov), is best known for his work in game theory, for which he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. However, even before completing his thesis on game theory, he had become interested in the geometric objects called manifolds, which play a role in many physical problems, including cosmology. The problem Nash solved asked whether every Riemannian manifold can be isometrically embedded in Euclidean space ('isometrically' means bending without stretching). The Harvard mathematician Shlomo Sternberg calls the embedding problem "a deep philosophical problem concerning the foundations of geometry that virtually every mathematician - from Riemann and Hilbert to Élie Cartan and Hermann Weyl - working in the field of differential geometry has asked himself" (quoted in A Beautiful Mind, p. 157). "In 1955, Nash unveiled a stunning result to a disbelieving audience at the University of Chicago. "I did this because of a bet," he announced. "One of his colleagues at MIT [Warren Ambrose] had, two years earlier, challenged him. "If you're so good, why don't you solve the embedding problem . . . ?" When Nash took up the challenge and announced that "he had solved it, modulo details," the consensus around Cambridge was that "he is getting nowhere." The precise question that Nash was posing--"Is it possible to embed any Riemannian manifold in a Euclidean space?"--was a challenge that had frustrated the efforts of eminent mathematicians for three-quarters of a century. "By the early 1950s, interest had shifted to geometric objects in higher dimensions, partly because of the large role played by distorted-time and space relationships in Einstein's theory of relativity. Embedding means presenting a given geometric object as a subset of a space of possibly higher dimension, while preserving its essential topological properties. Take, for instance, the surface of a balloon, which is two-dimensional. You cannot put it on a blackboard, which is two-dimensional, but you can make it a subset of a space of three or more dimensions. "John Conway, the Princeton mathematician who discovered surreal numbers, calls Nash's result "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century." Nash's theorem stated that any kind of surface that embodied a special notion of smoothness could actually be embedded in a Euclidean space. He showed, essentially, that you could fold a manifold like a handkerchief without distorting it. Nobody would have expected Nash's theorem to be true. In fact, most people who heard the result for the first time couldn't believe it. "It took enormous courage to attack these problems," said Paul Cohen, a mathematician who knew Nash at MIT. "After the publication of "The Imbedding Problem for Riemannian Manifolds" in the Annals of Mathematics, the earlier perspective on partial differential equations was completely altered. "Many of us have the power to develop existing ideas," said Mikhail Gromov, a geometer whose work was influenced by Nash. "We follow paths prepared by others. But most of us could never produce anything comparable to what Nash produced. It's like lightening striking. Psychologically the barrier he broke is absolutely fantastic. He has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations. There has been some tendency in recent decades to move from harmony to chaos. Nash said that chaos was just around the corner"" (Sylvia Nasar, Introduction to The Essential John Nash, 2001). The present paper is actually the second of Nash's papers on the embedding problem. It was preceded two years earlier by 'C1-isometric imbeddings,' pp. 383-396 in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 60, No. 3. This paper treats the same embedding problem but only asks for a 'continuously differentiable' embedding rather than an 'infinitely differentiable' one. Although the proof in the C1 case is easier, some of the consequences are highly surprising and counter-intuitive. A copy of this paper, also in original printed wrappers, accompanies the 1956 paper. Nash's solution of the embedding problem in the 'smooth' case was extended by Jürgen Moser to give the 'Nash-Moser implicit function theorem,' which is now a standard technique in the study of non-linear partial differential equations and has been used by Moser to solve problems connected to the existence of periodic orbits in celestial mechanics. For a detailed account, see Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (1998), Ch. 20. Pp. 20-63 in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 63, No. 1, 1956. 8vo (256 x 173 mm), pp. 190, [1]. Original printed wrappers, mint condition.

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        Fortunio

      First printing of the illustrations by Paul-Emile Bécat, published in 390 copies on vélin de Rives (n°293).Illustrated with drypoints hors texte in black by Paul-Emile Bécat.A very attractive copy. Editions Germaine Raoult Paris 1956 23x28cm en feuilles sous couverture, chemise et étui

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        Illustrations for the Bible...

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. First American edition, INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL AND WITH STUNNING ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE COLOR DRAWING of Moses receiving the tablets on title page. With important provenance. The astonishing original Chagall drawing, which fills nearly the entire title page (10.5x14 inches) depicts Moses receiving the Ten Commandments with an angel to his side. On the right border a dove emerges from a tree and above all is a rich, blue sky. Composed with orange, blue, and green crayons, pencil, and ink.Complete with 16 lithographs in color, 12 in black and white, plus the lithograph cover, all specially created for this book. Also illustrated with reproductions in heliogravure of the 105 etchings made by Chagall for the illustrations of the Bible.Provenance: Inscribed by Chagall: "Pour Lenette et George Nayor --> NJ 1966 Marc Chagall" and from the collection of Herman Krawitz, former assistant general manager of the Metropolitan Opera House. Krawitz was the son-in-law of the dedicatees Lenette and George Nayor."Herman Krawitz worked for the Metropolitan Opera for nineteen years, with nine of those years as Assistant General Manager. During this time he worked closely with Marc Chagall... In 1966, Chagall painted two monumental murals for the outside of the Metropolitan Opera in New York... On display in the lobby, the murals are approximately 30 ft (9.1 m) by 36 ft (11 m) and visible to the outside plaza. The south wall holds the work entitled The Triumph of Music while the north wall contains The Sources of Music" (Llyn Towner, "Herman Krawitz 'Working with Chagall'"). Note: The inscription is dated 1966, the same year Krawitz was working with Chagall on the murals.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. Folio, original pictorial (lithographed) boards, original dust jacket. Book with tape residue to endpapers, otherwise book and lithographs fine; extremely scarce dust jacket (almost never seen) with chipping, edgewear, and damage to spine. A REMARKABLE, ORIGINAL CHAGALL WORK. Fine / Good....

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        La chute

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de têteSuperb Jansenist set in black morocco by JPMiguet, a frame of cream-colored calf on the pastedowns of red nubuck, endpapers lined with red nubuck, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt, half morocco chemise with black stripes, lined with black nubuck, slipcase edged with black morocco and lined with white feltA fine copy in a handsome binding by JPMiguet. Gallimard Paris 1956 12,5x19cm relié sous chemise et étui

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        I, Robot

      New American Library, 1956. Sixth Printing. Paperback. Good+. Signed by Author. Signed by Isaac Asimov on title page, stand alone signature. Sixth paperback printing from Signet/New American Library, with cover code P3540. Cover artist uncredited. Overall a solid paperback, with a few flaws: Small closed tear to lower front cover, near spine, that has also affected the first few pages. Light foxing to page edges and end pages. Inside front and rear covers heavily foxed. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding strong. Single light crease to spine. Good plus condition. Stored in protective sleeve. I, Robot is Asimov's second published book and his first published collection of short stories. One of his most recognized works it is a seminal piece of robot and android mythology, heavily influencing many robot stories that followed. Signed copies are incredibly rare and hard to find. Additional photos available upon request.

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        Set of James Bond First UK Editions 1956-66 - Including a SIGNED copy of Goldfinger

      Cape, 1956 A set of first edition, first printings published by Cape from 1956 -1966. Comprising: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the prelims. Titles a little faded to spine. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the bottom of the spine which is evident internally. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips and corners. A little light soiling to the rear panel. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1957. A near fine book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has had some light repairs internally to the spine and to the corners. Rubbing to the edges and correctly priced at 13s 6d. DR NO: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1958. Book is the first issue rare variant WITHOUT the dancing lady silhouette of Honey Ryder. In very good+ condition, some spotting to the top edge and one name to the ffep. Slight rise to the binding (printer's errata) to pages 87-90). In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped - some very light wear and creasing with a touch of loss to the spine ends - a lovely copy in wrapper. GOLDFINGER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1959. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions with some spotting to the page edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper. Spotting to the edges of the wrapper, browning to the spine. Wear and tear to the spine tips and corners. SIGNED BY FOUR OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS FROM THE 1964 FILM, including SHIRLEY EATON. A very presentable and a very rare book with the signatures. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1960. A very good book with a stain to the page edge and one name and date to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper, lightly faded to an orange. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. THUNDERBALL: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions, in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and a repaired closed tear to the spine. Some light creasing to the rear panel. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1962. A very good+ book with one small name to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped (showing 15s). Some small stains to the rear panel. Wear and light chipping to the spine tips. ON HER MAJESTY"S SECRET SERVICE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1963. A very good book without inscriptions with some foxing to the top edge. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: A first edition, first printing, published by Cape in 1964. A very good+ book without inscriptions (March 1964), in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the edges and a small stain to the rear panel. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1965. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the front fold. Some rubbing to the edges. OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1966. A fine book in a very good clipped wrapper with a repaired closed tear to the rear panel and a smaller closed tear therein. A very good set of ALL the first edition, first printings. None are ex-library. None are book club editions. All have their original dust wrappers. A really good chance to acquire a very good set of all the James Bond first editions, with the exception of the first three volumes.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        L'automne à Pékin

      - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Seconda edizione, in parte originale come riveduto e ampliato, un numerato sul Alfama, edizione deluxe. Torna con un piede in restauro e colpi chiari. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, en partie originale car revue et augmentée, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur alfama, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Report on Montgomery, Alabama [together with a leaflet announcing a talk by Rustin]

      New York: War Resisters League, 1956. 4p., brochure folded from a single sheet, near fine. Prefaced by an explanatory note by Roy Finch. OCLC lists two holdings as of January 2017. Also included is a 6.75x8.75 inch leaflet, with a faint vertical crease, announcing a talk by Rustin soon after his return to New York from Montgomery, with protest songs by Josh White, chaired by James Farmer. Finch states that "On February 20 the League's Executive Committee learned that a request had been received for Bayard Rustin to go to Montgomery, Alabama to consult with certain leaders of the bus boycott. A one-day protest demonstration had unexpectedly developed into a major experiment with non-violent resistance and was entering its eleventh week. Because tension was mounting, and because there was grave danger of violent racial conflict, the Executive Committee felt the League should do all in its power to help strengthen those forces in the Negro community which are exploring non-violence..." Rustin's report discusses the factors behind tension in Alabama and the importance of the Montgomery protest. This was the visit during which Rustin convinced Martin Luther King Jr. to firmly commit to nonviolence. Rustin notes of the young King that he "is developing a decidedly Gandhi-like view and recognizes there is a tremendous educational job to be done within the Negro community. He is eagerly learning all that he can about non-violence and evidence indicates that he is emerging as a regional symbol of non-violent resistance in the deep South." The fateful interaction between these two leaders in early 1956 set the course for the non-violent civil rights movement as it is commemorated today, and was the first of many collaborative efforts between King and Rustin. Rustin emerged as one of King's chief advisors.

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        The City and the Stars

      USA: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1956 An expansion of Clarke's first novel "Against the Fall of Night". First edition. Not price-clipped, not bumped. There is a bookplate from a previous owner on the back of the front cover. The front of the dust jacket has three small tears at the bottom, all approximately a quarter-inch (6 mm) long. Aside from these flaws, this is a very sharp looking copy of this seminal work (see photos). Comes in an archival protective cover. All books are bubble-wrapped and placed in a sturdy shipping box when mailed.

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        Cantate du Narcisse. (Libretto).

      Gallimard Les Centraux Bibliophiles, Paris 1956 - Paris, Gallimard, Les Centraux Bibliophiles, 1956. 4°. M. 25 (davon 2 doppelbl.-gr.) Orig.-Lithographien v. Hans Erni. 46 Bll. Lose Bogen m. OU. in illustr. OChenise. (Chemise Gelenke angeplatzt ,Seitenpapier geknittert). Nr. 104 v. 140 Exempl. Luxuriöser Handpressendruck auf Velin de Montval in Baskerville-Type. Die Lithographien bei Mourlot von Hand gedruckt. - Cramer 19; Monod 10864 (Chemise Gelenke angeplatzt ,Seitenpapier geknittert). Nr. 104 v. 140 Exempl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Espresso. Settimanale di politica, cultura, economia.

      Roma e Milano, 1956, A. II, n. 6 + 1957, A. III, n. 49 + 1958, A. IV, n. 46 + 1959, A. V, n. 8 + 1960, A. VI, n. 18, 28 + 1963, A. IX, n. 43 + 1964, A. X, n. 9, 14 + 1965, A. XI, n. 29, 31 + 1966, A. XII, n.8, 15, 19, 21, 27, 30/51 (ventidue fascicoli) + 1967, A. XIII, n.1/53 (annata completa) + 1968, A. XIV, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1969, A. XV, n.1/52, (annata completa) + 1970, A. XVI, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1971, A. XVII, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1972, A. XVIII, n 1/52 (annata completa) + 1973, A. XIX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1974, A. XX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1975, A. XXI,n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1976, A. XXII, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1977, A. XXIII, n,1/51 (annata completa) + 1978, A. XXIV, n.1/51, n. 1/51 (annata completa) + 1979, A. XXV, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1980, A. XXVI, n. 1/52 (annata completa) + 1981, A. XXVIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1982, A. XXVIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1983, A. XXIX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1984, A. XXX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1985, A. XXXI, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1986, A XXXII, n.1/51, (annata completa) + 1987,A. XXXIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1988, A. XXXIV, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1989, A. XXXV, n.1/581 (annata completa) + 1990, A. XXXVI, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1991, A. XXXVII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1992, A. XXXVIII, n.1/52 (annata completa). 26 annate e 33 fascicoli sciolti; 1585 fascicoli in totale.

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        The Barbarous Coast

      Knopf, 1956 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book is in near fine condition with only very slight edgewear to the bottom edges of the boards. Small book seller sticker affixed to the front free end paper. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Slight rubbing to the corners and spine ends, and light soiling. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        I KNOW A LOT OF THINGS

      - (RAND,PAUL)illus. I KNOW A LOT OF THINGS by Ann and Paul Rand. NY: Harcourt Brace and World (1956). 4to, (8 3/4 x 10 1/4"), pictorial cloth, fine in dust wrapper (some general shelf soil on dw else VG). Stated 1st edition. Paul Rand was an acclaimed artist and graphic designer whose talents were recognized early in his career. This is the couple's first book for children, written for and dedicated to their daughter Catherine. It is a deceptively simple picture book illustrated in bright colors with images that nearly leap off the page. Bader devotes 5 pages to Rand (p.338-342) who is considered one of the greatest graphic designers of all time. First editions in dust wrappers are hard to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Vins, fleurs et flammes. Paris, Bernard Klein, 1956.

      - Vins, fleurs et flammes. Paris, Bernard Klein, 1956. Un volume in-4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui. Textes de Max Jacob, Vitrac, Jouvet, Colette, Mac Orlan, Héron de Villefosse, Fleuret, Fombeure, Valéry. Préface de Georges Duhamel. Illustré de 17 compositions hors-texte en couleurs par : Dufy, Jacob, Derain, Trémois, Cocteau, Gen-Paul, Foujita, Kisling, Utrillo, Brianchon, et une suite de quinze variantes par Uzelac Un des 330 exemplaires sur Vélin d'Arches spécial, tirage total à 380 exemplaires. Cartonnage et dos de la chemise un peu défraichies sinon très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CIVILTA' SEPOLTE IL ROMANZO DELL'ARCHEOLOGIA

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1956 - SAGGI ITALIANO Prefazione di Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, dedica con firma appartenenza al foglio di guardia, illustrazioni a colori ed in nero in pagine ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo, coperta rigida con segni usura al piede ed alla cima del dorso, sovraccoperta illustrata, ingiallita ed usurata ai bordi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Collection Ch. Chadenat. Instruments de mathématiques anciens, astrolabes français, arabes, persans du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle. Boussoles, cadrans solaires, anneaux astronomiques, montres solaires, instruments de navigation anciens, zodiaques, sphères et gl

      (20)pp., 12pl. Paris, 1956, in-4, (20)pp, 12pl, broché (couverture salie), Très rare catalogue de cette extraordinaire collection qui fut dispersée par maître Etienne Ader en mai 1956 à Drouot. Une intéressante note placée en introduction précise qu'il s'agit de la sixième vente spécialisée en deux siècles ; elle vient après celles de Bonnier de la Mosson, de Courtanvaux, de Spitzer, Roussel, Heilbronner et R. Schuhmann. Les coins bas des pages quelque peu cornés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Bugles and a Tiger A Personal Story IN FULL MOROCCO

      Michael Joseph,, [1956]. 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates, illustrations in the text and a full-page map; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frames, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Masters' classic narrative of his service with 4th Gurkhas, Indian Army in the years preceding WWII. The best account of its kind since Yeats-Brown's 'Bengal Lancer' nearly thirty years earlier.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        DESPORTES Yvonne 2 Valses Orchestre Manuscrit 1956 Cordes Piano

      - DESPORTES Yvonne 2 Valses 1. Bal au Château 2. Bal au Village pour Orchestre à cordes (Violon 1 & 2, Alto, Violoncelle et Contrbasse) et Harpe ou Piano Partition Originale Manuscrite accompagné d'une lettre : Mon Cher Denis, voici la petite partition dont je vous parlais, à la place de la harpe, instrument qui ne me satisfait par tellement, vous pourriez mettre le piano, que notre ami Remy tiendrait à la perfection. Je lui laisserai d'ailleurs toute la liberté pour arranger la partie à sa convenance, c'est à la mode de laisser les interprètes improviser. . Yvonnes Desportes Les deux pièces sont signées et datées de Septembre 1956 20 pages Très bon état 004800 Instruments à clavier

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        Fernand Léger. Dessins de Guerre 1915-1916 par Douglas Cooper. Mit dem Essay \"La Grand Copine\" von Blaise Cendrars.

      Paris, Berggruen & Cie, 1956. 20 nn S. Text und 44 Farbreproduktionen von Gemälden Leger in farbig bedruckter Mappe in Klarsichtschuber. Farbig bedruckte Mappe in Klarsichtschuber. Erste Ausgabe, sehr seltenes Werk in sehr gutem Erhalt. Nummer 151 von 600 numerierten Exemplaren. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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