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         AIR FRANCE. Réseau Aérien Mondial.

      Paris, Perceval, 1956. Lithographie en couleurs de 477 x 704 mm. Belle affiche publicitaire figurant le réseau aérien de la compagnie Air France dans le monde, réalisée et publiée en 1956. Les lignes en exploitation sont indiquées par un trait en continu, les lignes en projet par un trait en pointillé. Ces dernières concernent notamment les Etats-Unis et l'Australie. La carte est ornée d'une rose des vents avec le logo Air France en son centre, et de deux avions de ligne de la flotte Air France, le Super Constellation Lockheed, construit en 1952 pour les longs courriers, et le Vickers Viscount, construit en 1953 pour les moyens courriers. Au bas de la carte figure le slogan "Sur le plus long réseau du monde, les appareils les plus modernes", et en anglais "On the world's largest air network, the world's best new aircraft". Bel exemplaire, non entoilé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail]
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        Let Us Compare Mythologies

      Montreal: Published for McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. 79 pp. Original black cloth with silver lettering. One of approximately 400 copies. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the front free endpaper, warmly inscribed to his aunt Marion, dated June 1956. Laid in print-out of email correspondence of former owner with Cohen regarding this copy. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket, spine-sunned, lightly soiled and stained, faint impression on front panel from being used as a writing surface, chipped at extremities with a small closed tear extending into front panel. Occasional light foxing, a bit of offsetting to endpapers. The late singer-songwriter, writer, and poet's first published book, of poems written when he was 15-20 years old, inscribed to his mother's sister in the year of publication. A phenomenal copy of a legendary rarity.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed halftone photograph of the great Swedish tenor, shown wearing evening dress and an impressive row of medals. Taken from the cover of a 1956 magazine, with a red border. In fine condition, set in an elaborate mat. The image size with signature measures 8.25 x 9 inches and we can safely remove this portion of the cover without damage if buyer desires; the borders currently matted out of site in the presentation are glued down and would not survive extraction from the current setup. 14.5 x 15.5 inches overall.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        AUTOMATA STUDIES (contains Von Neumann's Last Important Papers on the Subject)

      New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1956. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo. (ix), 285, (1)pp. several textural diagrams throughout, bound in original orange card printed wrappers. An important scientific work presented by those highly recognized in their field of computer science and logic. Included is one of Von Neumann's last important papers, "Probabilistic Logics and the Synthesis of Reliable Organisms From Unreliable Components." Also contained herein are articles by Marvin L. Minsky and John McCarthy, who established the basic concepts of artificial intelligence, and Claude Shannon, whose work on the mathematical Theory of Communication, ushered in the information age. A beautiful, near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Bound Book of Music From the 1956 Production of "Li'l Abner" Based on the Famous Comic Strip -- From the Personal Collection of Al Capp

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Bound collection of music from ''Li'l Abner'', the Broadway musical based on Al Capp's famous comic strip. Wildly successful, the musical comedy opened on 15 November 1956 with a run of 693 performances and subsequent nationwide tour and Hollywood film. The Tony Award-winning comedic spoof was based on the popular strip featuring Li'l Abner, a hillbilly from Dogpatch, Kentucky. With music written by Gene dePaul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, the present volume includes 223pp. of music reproduced from the manuscript, including 54 separate musical numbers for popular songs like, ''Namely You'' sung by characters Daisy Mae and Li'l Abner and ''If I Had My Druthers'' sung by Li'l Abner and Cronies. Book is bound in red boards with ''Li'l Abner'' in gilt to front cover and spine. ''Al Capp'' is also engraved to cover in gilt, this having been his personal copy. Includes original playbill bound at beginning of book from the production with photos and bios of each of the actors. Measures 11'' x 13''. Minor wear to covers and mild toning to pages, else near fine. From the personal collection of Al Capp.

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        Photograph inscribed

      1956 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        KITTY HAWK

      New York: Spiral Press, 1956. First edition. Paperback. Very good. One of 600 (of 7000 total copies) printed for Robert Frost (of 21 imprints). Inscribed "To Raymond - Barbara/ For what the year make of it", and signed with his usual (for cards) "R. F.". Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. An important poem, revised substantially in further appearances. Staples a bit tarnished. lightly sunned, but easily very good. Crane B28.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        Things of This World.

      New York: Harcourt & Brace, 1956. First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has transcribed the line, "The morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Wilbur." Fine in excellent price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Richard Wilbur "is a poet for all of us, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox," announced Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin when the poet succeeded Robert Penn Warren to become the second poet laureate of the United States. Wilbur won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his collection Things of This World: Poems in 1957 and a second Pulitzer for New and Collected Poems. He has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the Frost Medal, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, two Bollingen Prizes, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award, the Prix de Rome Fellowship and many more honors, fellowships and awards for his poetry. His translations of French verse, especially Voltaire's Candide and the plays of Moliere and Jean Racine, are also highly regarded by critics; his translation of Moliere's Tartuffe won the 1971 Bollingen Prize.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

      SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. IF I RAN THE CIRCUS. NY:Random (1956). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, slight edge wear else VG+ in frayed dust wrapper with 1/2" chips off spine ends. 1st edition. Circus McGurkus! Color illustrations throughout and a nice copy. See Bader. Younger / Hirsch 43.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        GUNMAN FROM TEXAS.

      Popular Library (SP317), 1956. - FIRST EDITION in decorated wraps. A paperback original. Price marked out on cover and spine; small rubbed spot on front cover. A western. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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        Torrente Marano. Riassunto fotografico di parte delle opere eseguite nel decennio 1946 - 1955.

      Bologna, 1956. Album di grande formato (cm. 50 x 37) in pelle verde con 32 fogli in cartoncini grigio; con 28 foto di 22 x 16 e una 30 x 40. Eccezionalmente interessante documentazione della situazione postbellica del nostro Appennino.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        He. 1000 [Signed]

      Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 178-202 Great Portland Street, London First Edition . 1956. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 287 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Surface damp marks to the boards, not affecting the contents. Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with internal tape repairs across the spine ends and corners, spine very slightly sun faded, price clipped with 30/- over priced. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page Raymond Way Esq. with best wishes 'Ernst Heinkel'. Small slip of paper loosely enclosed explaining that Raymond Way was 'the well-known used car dealer from Kilburn, London, who has acquired the share capital of W. S. Shackleton Ltd., the equally well-known aircraft sales and consultancy firm.' Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. AEROPLANES [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        Things of This World.

      Harcourt & Brace, New York 1956 - First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has transcribed the line, "The morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Wilbur." Fine in excellent price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Richard Wilbur "is a poet for all of us, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox," announced Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin when the poet succeeded Robert Penn Warren to become the second poet laureate of the United States. Wilbur won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his collection Things of This World: Poems in 1957 and a second Pulitzer for New and Collected Poems. He has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the Frost Medal, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, two Bollingen Prizes, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award, the Prix de Rome Fellowship and many more honors, fellowships and awards for his poetry. His translations of French verse, especially Voltaire's Candide and the plays of Moliere and Jean Racine, are also highly regarded by critics; his translation of Moliere's Tartuffe won the 1971 Bollingen Prize. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Diritto e Pratica Tributaria. Diretta da V. Uckmar. Supplemento alla rivista Diritto e Procedura Commerciale . Consiglio di amministrazione composto da G.Bottai e F.Flora.

      Casa editrice Propria, 1956-1993. in-8 annate dal 1956 al 1960 dal 1963 al 1974 dal 1976 al 1991 per un totale di 33 annate rilegate in 75 tomi La rivista fu fondata nel 1926.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Lucky Luke et Phil Defer suivi de Lucky Luke et Pilule.

      Editions Dupuis / Collection Lucky Luke n° 8 de 1956. In-4 broché de 48 pages au format 20,5 x 30 cm. Couverture, illustrations & scénario par Morris. Infimes frottis aux coins et en haut du 1er plat. Dos bien carré avec petites plissures, en haut et en bas, très soigneusement recollées. Plats très frais. Intérieur parfait. Etat superbe. Rare édition originale de la huitième aventure de Lucky Luke., surtout dans un tel état de fraicheur.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?8. 4 volumes, octavo. bound for Asprey in recent red morocco, titles to spines gilt, gilt raised bands, gilt rules to covers, marbled endpapers, all edges and turn-ins gilt. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. A fine set, handsomely bound. First editions, first impressions. 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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        Howl and Other Poems (Introduction by William Carlos Williams)

      San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Original wraps. Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 1st City Lights edition (preceded only by an impossibly scarce {purportedly 25 copies} 1955 unbound, mimeographed edition of only the poem "Howl"). This copy not only conforms to all the 1st edition issue points required of the inaugural Pocket Poet edition but is in beautiful, near-pristine condition as well. Furthermore, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY 5 OF THE KEY FIGURES IN THE BOOK'S GENESIS: 1) ALLEN GINSBERG (on the title page); 2) LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (on the copyright page); 3) LUCIEN CARR (on the dedication page); 4) WILLIAM BURROUGHS (also on the dedication page); and 5) CARL SOLOMON (on the first blank endpaper). In other words, this copy is signed by the book's author, its publisher and by 3 of its 5 dedicatees (only Jack Kerouac's and Neal Cassady's signatures are missing from this copy). Notably, of the 5 signatures, Lucien Carr's seems to be by far the most uncommon on copies of "Howl". We know that his relationship with the Beats grew into an ambivalent one early on and it's well-established that he insisted Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti remove his name from the dedication page on all later printings of "Howl". History also tells us that Carr himself introduced William Burroughs (an old friend from their St. Louis upbringing) to Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg --and that Carr's infamous career at Columbia (as documented in the 2013 film "Kill Your Darlings") saw him not only as the most important muse to this budding literary scene but also, incredibly, as someone convicted of homicide and sent to prison (in spite of Kerouac's best efforts to help him cover up the crime). A fresh, tight copy, immaculate internally and easily Near Fine overall, while legitimately approaching Fine (even down to its unrusted staple). Also includes a former owner's hand-made chemise, a handsome, oversized cardboard reproduction of the book's front panel. And, somewhere along the line, the former owner of this copy even had Ginsberg sign the chemise "Allen Ginsberg for P.O." (Peter Orlovsky?). Of the 1,000 copies initially published, this must certainly rank as one of the most unusual --and significant.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Album de photographies originales de Charles Trenet

      Album in-folio carré de 187 photographies et cartes (ensemble de contretypes, de photos de presse et de photos officielles montées sur cartes), de 43 photos originales sous enveloppe, de 5 contretypes sous pochette, d'un dessin et de 4 cartes postales. Contient en particulier une belle série de 29 tirages originaux d'un voyage de Trenet au Canada en 1956. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

      [Bookseller: Chez les Libraires Associés]
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        MARCEL BREUER: SUN AND SHADOW

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1956. First American Edition. Cloth. VG+/VG-. Inscribed by Breuer "To the Bob Osborns with all good wishes' Lajkó December '55." Few architects of the last century achieved such international fame as Breuer. To his friends, he was known simply as Lajko. The Osborns to whom Breur inscribes his book are Robert Osborn, the satirical illustrtator, and his wife Eloid, who started the traveling exhibition program at MOMA and worked with UNESCO in the last 1940s. Certainly Breuer had dealings with Elodie working on his plan for the UNESCO center in Paris in 1952, and he would also been known by Osborns for his work on residences in Litchfield, CT, where the Osborns lived after leaving Manhattan. Dustjacket rubbed and chipped around the edges, book very good. Signed books or materials by Breuer are scarce, and we could find no sales record of his signing or inscribing any book as "Lajko," including this title, in which he reviews his life work.

      [Bookseller: Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB ]
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        Howl and Other Poems (Introduction by William Carlos Williams)

      San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Original wraps. Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 1st City Lights edition (preceded only by an impossibly scarce {purportedly 25 copies} 1955 unbound, mimeographed edition of only the poem "Howl"). This copy not only conforms to all the 1st edition issue points required of the inaugural Pocket Poet edition but is in beautiful, near-pristine condition as well. Furthermore, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY 5 OF THE KEY FIGURES IN THE BOOK'S GENESIS: 1) ALLEN GINSBERG (on the title page); 2) LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (on the copyright page); 3) LUCIEN CARR (on the dedication page); 4) WILLIAM BURROUGHS (also on the dedication page); and 5) CARL SOLOMON (on the first blank endpaper). In other words, this copy is signed by the book's author, its publisher and by 3 of its 5 dedicatees (only Jack Kerouac's and Neal Cassady's signatures are missing from this copy). Notably, of the 5 signatures, Lucien Carr's seems to be by far the most uncommon on copies of "Howl". We know that his relationship with the Beats grew into an ambivalent one early on and it's well-established that he insisted Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti remove his name from the dedication page on all later printings of "Howl". History also tells us that Carr himself introduced William Burroughs (an old friend from their St. Louis upbringing) to Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg --and that Carr's infamous career at Columbia (as documented in the 2013 film "Kill Your Darlings") saw him not only as the most important muse to this budding literary scene but also, incredibly, as someone convicted of homicide and sent to prison (in spite of Kerouac's best efforts to help him cover up the crime). A fresh, tight copy, immaculate internally and easily Near Fine overall, while legitimately approaching Fine (even down to its unrusted staple). Also includes a former owner's hand-made chemise, a handsome, oversized cardboard reproduction of the book's front panel. And, somewhere along the line, the former owner of this copy even had Ginsberg sign the chemise "Allen Ginsberg for P.O." (Peter Orlovsky?). Of the 1,000 copies initially published, this must certainly rank as one of the most unusual --and significant.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor in October 1957, with a typed, signed letter from Churchill dated September 1957

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of British first editions is inscribed and dated in October 1957 by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor, Arthur Lewis Ball, and accompanied by a September 1957 typed, signed letter from Churchill to Ball. The five-line inscription inked in blue on the Volume III front free endpaper reads: "To | Arthur Lewis Ball | from | Winston S. Churchill | October 1957". The preceding letter, dated 16 September 1957, contains 15 typed lines with holograph salutation, financial figure, and signature. The letter is typed on Churchill?s Hyde Park Gate stationery with the address crossed out and replaced with ?at La Capponcina | Cap d?ail, A.M.? This is the villa of Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken, 1879-1964), the Canadian-born media mogul and Tory political figure with whom Churchill had a sometimes tempestuous and tested, but nonetheless enduring, half-century of close friendship lasting from their first meeting in 1911 to Beaverbrook?s death. Consonant with Churchill?s relationship with Arthur Lewis Ball, the letter concerns financial matters, discussing liquidation of ?the Rothschild investment?, doubtless a transaction carried out by Lloyds Bank where Churchill kept deposit accounts and investments. Churchill?s personal finance history was checkered with profligacy, including gambling, and it is perhaps not coincident that this letter about a significant, five figure investment liquidation was sent while Churchill was staying on the French Riviera with his wealthy friend, proximate to Monaco?s Monte Carlo. Arthur Lewis Ball was Churchill's friend and financial advisor. Ball was manager of Lloyds, Cox's & King's Branch at 6 Pall Mall, where Churchill banked. Ball lived at Tunbridge Wells and would call in at Chartwell on his way up to London. There is a good record of Ball's often warm correspondence with Churchill, particularly in the 1950s when A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was published. On 6 December 1952, Churchill wrote to Ball: "It gave me so much pleasure to receive your letter" and went on "I think I opened my account with you [Lloyds Bank] when I went to Sandhurst, which was in 1894." Churchill concluded: "I have not needed to bother you as everything seems to be well looked after under your guidance." When Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature and the prize funds were paid into his account at Lloyds Bank, Ball wrote to Churchill to add ?my congratulations and best wishes". (Letter of 11 December 1953) In August 1957, Ball wrote a condolence letter to Churchill regarding his old cavalry unit, the 4th Hussars, and Churchill replied with warm acknowledgement and thanks on 12 August 1957: "I am so much obliged to you for your thought in writing me a letter of condolence?? A month later Churchill wrote the letter to Ball offered here. Two months later, Churchill would inscribe this first edition, first printing copy of Volume III of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to Ball. The work is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. This set would be notable for condition even without the author's inscription. The inscribed Volume III is truly fine in a fine dust jacket. Searching for flaws, we find only three tiny spots to the text block fore edge. The remaining three volumes in the set are likewise truly fine examples, free of previous ownership marks, or visible wear, in fine, bright dust jackets with no losses. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The letter is clean, creased into quarters consonant with original mailing, with a single file hole and small pin holes in the upper left corner. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        Diamonds Are Forever - A NEAR FINE BOOK

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - HARDBACK - A near fine book, free of any previous names or inscriptions.The black boards are very clean indeed with a little pushing to the spine tips. The lettering to the spine is bright with no fading or dulling. A superior copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Some Trees; With a Foreword by W.H. Auden

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First edition. Some bumping to upper edges and mild abrasions to the cloth near the top edges on front and rear panels, very good in a lightly used dust jacket showing a few marks and a tiny tear.. Small 8vo, 87pp; black cloth. One of 817 copies printed of the poet's first regularly published book, an increasingly difficult book, part of the long-running Yale Series of Younger Poets. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Ashbery, dated 1998, on the title page. Kermani A2a; Bloomfield & Mendelson B56.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        SOME TREES

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Endpapers tanned front and rear from newspaper clippings once laid in. Owner name of Walter Campbell on front endpaper. Slight darkening to spine of dustwrapper which is lightly soiled. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper. Poet's first trade book, with a foreword by W. H. Auden.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Some Trees

      Yale University Press, New Haven 1956 - 87pp. Foreword by Auden. Top edge almost imperceptibly foxed. Minute (pin-head sized) splash-mark at tail of dust jacket's spine otherwise a startling copy in like dust jacket of his first commercially produced book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Poetry Bookshop : Hay-on-Wye]
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        Poète...vos papiers !

      La table ronde 1956. In-8 broché. Belle couverture illustrée. Edition originale sur alfa d'édition en état proche du parfait. Exemplaire du service de presse. Rarissime exemplaire orné d'un magnifique envoi plaine page de l'auteur.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        La parisienne. Paris, Foret, 1956.

      In-folio, en feuilles, couverture illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Édition illustrée de 20 lithographies originales en couleurs de Jean-Gabriel Domergue. Tirage à 197 exemplaires signés par l'éditeur, celui-ci un des 117 sur Marais pur fil. Très bel état interne mais chemise et étui un peu usagé sans gravité.

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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House, 1956 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with almost no fading to the spine, which is unusual for this title. Price 250/250 on front flap of jacket and list of only 12 titles on back panel. First printing according to the Younger Guide.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Rapsodiia v stile bliuz ?

      Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo [State Music Publishers],, 1956. Perelozhenie dlia dvukh fortepiano [Rhapsody in Blue ? transcribed for two pianos]. Quarto (287 × 222 mm). Wire-stitched in the original printed wrappers. Staples a touch rusted, just a little rubbed on the spine and at the wrap edges, pale toning, last leaf creased, overall very good. Apparently the first Russian edition of Rhapsody in Blue, and as was often the case with Muzizdat publications of contemporary Western music, it is possible that it was a piracy. Uncommon, no copy traced on OCLC. Introduction by the leading soviet musicologist Grigori Schneerson.

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        Tavole di Logaritmi con cinque decimali

      EDITORE ULRICO HOEPLI, MILANO 1956 - Manuali Hoepli ITALIANO Piccola brossura tascabile, avvolta da copertina artigianale protettiva firmata, conservata in generale ottimo stato, esterno ed interno. Quarantunesiama edizione, a cura dell' Ing. Enrico Garnier.

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        ORIGINAL 1956 POSTER FOR THE CAMINO GALLERY MID-SEASON SALON, LISTING MORE THAN 80 SIGNIFICANT ARTISTS WHOSE WORK WOULD BE EXHIBITED

      New York: Camino Gallery, 1956.. 1956.. Fair. 1956 POSTER FOR THE CAMINO GALLERY'S MID-SEASON SALON EXHIBITING WORKS BY MORE THAN 80 IMPORTANT ARTISTS - sc - A 28 inch high by 17 inch wide poster advertising the Camino Gallery's mid-season salon listing over 80 artists who will participate in the exhibition. "'Opening' Fri. Dec 14th to Jan. 3rd 1957" is boldly printed across the top and "Camino Gallery Mid- Season Salon" is boldly centered in the middle with the address and hours of the exhibition also listed along the bottom: "Open 1-6 Daily / Friday 8- 10 p.m. / 92 E 10th St. OR.4.9418". The names of more than 80 artists fill the surface of the sheet. Folded horizontally and vertically for mailing with dampstaining along the folds and corners. The creamy white paper is toned and darkened. There are numerous chips and tears to the edges with damage along the top edge affecting the dates and also tears to the bottom edge which touch on the address. A small piece is out from the bottom edge and a tear which extends from it has been reinforced with archival linen tape from the verso. A tear along the left edge of the horizontal fold has also been repaired with archival tape from the verso. There are a few additional tears which radiate out from the horizontal center fold. <p>More than 80 important artists are represented, including Milton Resnick, Ad Reinhardt, Don Judd, Hans Hofmann, Steve Pace, Franz Kline, Alan Kaprow, Al Katz, Willem de Kooning, Herman Cherry, George Segal, Wolf Kahn, Al Held, John Krushenick and his brother Nicholas Krushenick, Ray Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, George Terasaki, Tadashi Sato, John Grillo, George Morrison, Charles Cajori. Cajori is incorrectly identified as "George". "George" is crossed out and his correct name "Charles" is penciled in as is the "i" in "Cajori". The name of the artist Henry Jacobs is added in ink.<p>The Camino Gallery opened in the Fall of 1956 exhibiting the works of countless important artists until it closed in the Fall of 1963.<p>RARE. [No copies found in WorldCat].

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        Le Crépuscule des vieux

      1956Paris, Gallimard, 1956. In-8°, 367 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires (dont 5 HC) sur vélin de Hollande, premier papier avant 70 sur Lafuma et 550 en cartonnage Bonet (n° 4). Exemplaire parfait, non coupé.

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        Three Mid 20th century Manuscript Cookbooks

      1956. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 3 manuscript cookbooks in notebooks all by Maria G. de la Parra. One dated 1956, the others of very similar dates. One with browning in the center and edges, but not affecting legibility, scattered browning to another, generally very clean. One with 40 numbered pages, written on both sides, 2 blank and one nearly so, the rest with between 1 and 4 recipes per page. One with 25 pages, mostly on one side, a few illustrated, a number of recipes stretching past a page. The last with 25 pages of recipes and four recipes laid in. A nice group with recipes for: Lengua rellena, ngokis a la Romana, empanada de almendra, jalletina de Jamaica (a note at the rear indicates that some of the jalletina's come from Josefina Vasquez de Leon's 1947 cookbook), pan de almidon, chilaquiles, lomo de puerco enchiladas, huevos guisados. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000404.

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        The Silver Sword ( With The Correct First Issue Wrapper )

      The First UK Printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1956. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. It would be fine except for mild spotting to the text block, paste-downs and end papers. The pages remain clean apart from one or two spots to the page edges. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct First Issue. Mild edge-wear with a little loss a the spine ends. Mild toning to the spine and the flap edges. Closed tears to the lower front edge and at the folds. Mild toning and spotting to the rear cover. The C. Walter Hodges wrapper artwork ( reproduced as the colour frontispiece ) looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A very presentable copy and scarce to find as such in this condition. 'One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945' (Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). The Silver Sword, has become a classic, bringing to life the story of four refugee children and their search for their parents in the chaos of Europe immediately after World War II. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams

      City Lights Books, San Francisco 1956 - 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in court paving the way for a new generation of artists. This Second Edition is even more rare than the First as more than two-thirds of the original printing was confiscated and destroyed by the customs agency. As with first edition printing, Dedication to Lucian Carr is missing and book printing is in grey-blue. A light water spot along the half inch closest to the spine on this original printed white band pasted to black cover, which is all that keeps this from being a very fine copy. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," (p. 9). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of The English Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company,, 1956?58. 4 volumes. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with maps and diagrams. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. All first editions, first impressions.

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        Aux confins de la chine. Trente-six lithographies originales de Lou Albert-Lasard avec un texte inédit de Jean Cocteau.

      Caractères, Paris (1956) - 2°. (92 Seiten) 10 Blatt (Text) und 36 Blatt mit montierten Originallithographien auf Chinapapier lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe mit Deckelillustration von Lou Albert-Lasard. Im Orig.-Pappschuber. Mappe und Schuber mit Furnierbezug. 31,8 x 41,8 cm. Nr. 60 von 120 (gesamt 150) Exemplaren der Normalausgabe auf "pur chiffon Montval", im Druckvermerk von Lou Albert-Lasard eigenhändig signiert. - "Il a été tiré 230 exemplaires de cet ouvrage de la Collection d´Art "Caractères" dirigée par Bruno Durocher." ("ERRATUM: De cet ouvrage il a été tiré effectivement cent-cinquante exemplaires, dont trente exemplaires de tete"). "Les planches ont été tirées par les soins du maitre lithographe E. Desjobert, Villa Coeur-de-Vey, Paris." - Papier gering gebräunt und vereinzelt minimal fleckig, wenige kleine Randeinrisse, die Blätter mit den montierten Lithographien mit Bleistift durchnumeriert, die letzten 5 rückseitig mit Bleistift auf deutsch betitelt. Mappe leicht fleckig, hinteres Rückengelenk etwas eingerissen. Schuber etwas beschädigt und mit privatem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farfalla di Dinard

      Venezia; Neri Pozza, 1956. in 8°; pp. 104; br. orig. a due colori; 1^ ed. Tiratura di 450 esemplari. Comprende 25 bozzetti ed elzeviri scelti tra quelli apparsi su 'Il Corriere della Sera' e 'Corriere d'Informazione', tra il 1947 e il 1950. Eccellente esemplare ancora intonso

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        Schöne Sammlung. 17 Bände + Zugabe.

      Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1956 (ff) - Sehr guter Zustand. Nameneintrag. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Die Sammlung enthält: Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. I-III + Indexband. (1956 - 1958). / Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit. I bis IV. (1971 - 1973). / Individuum und Kosmos. (1963). / Wesen des Symbolbegriffs. (1965). / Kants Leben und Lehre. (1972). / Leibniz' System in seinen wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen. (1962). / Zur modernen Physik. (1957). / Freiheit und Form. Studien zur deutschen Geistesgeschichte. (1961). / Zur Logik der Kulturwissenschaften. Fünf Studien. (1961). / Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff. Untersuchungen über die Grundfragen der Erkenntniskritik. ( 1969). / Idee und Gestalt. Goethe. Schiller. Hölderlin. Kleist. (1973). / Beigabe: Toni Cassirer. Mein Leben mit Ernst Cassirer. Gebundene Ausgabe der Fotokopie des Exemplares der Hessischen Landesbibliothek Wiesbaden (Gerstenberg 1981). Deutsch 8000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PORCELANA DE CHINA AO GOSTO EUROPEU

      1956 In Folio 47x35 cm Editions R.E.S.M. Editions originale limitée à 350 exemplaires. Signé par Eduardo Malta. Langue : Portugais. Reliure toilée jaune, avec quelques traces de rousseurs incrustée dans la reliure, bon état d'usage. Trés belle édition de ce livre peu commun. couverture en partie déboitée (sans atteinte ni a la reliure ni aux cahiers) facilement restaurable à trés peu de frais.

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        Eloge de Charles CAMOIN.

      Manuel Bruker Editeur Paris 1956 In-4 ( 335 X 265 mm ) en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée. Edition originale, illustrée de 8 lithographies originales 6 en couleurs dont 3 sur double-page, 1 en bistre et 1 en noir de Charles CAMOIN. Tirage limité et unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, celui-ci ( N°4 ), 1 des 20 premiers enrichi d'une suite des lithographies sur vélin du Marais dont le frontispice signé et justifié au crayon par l'artiste. Très bel exemplaire. Très rare avec la suite. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1956 & 1957, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 5th impression published in 1956, in its correct 5th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 4th impression published in 1956, in a original 4th impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a 3rd impression published in 1957, in its correct 3rd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with minor chips and loss to the edges, mostly the spine fold areas on the Two Towers and The Fellowship of the Ring. The Return of the King slows a bit more soiling to the dustjacket and a slight bit of fading to the red lettering. It also has some damp marks to the front edges of the front and back boards, causing some mottling and fading to the red cloth, does not appear to have effected the textblock at all. Overall these books are in remarkable condition with only the most minor of loss or wear to the edges, mainly at the spine folds, and only very light tanning to the spines. The dustjackets are priced and not clipped and covered in archival protectors. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with a bit of offsetting to the endpapers in the The Fellowship and less so The Two Towers. No previous owners names, no other writing or markings to the books. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom bonded red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. An excellent, bright set, with a little foxing to edges of text block, in the bright jackets with slightly sunned spines and a few nicks to extremities. First editions, first impressions. 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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