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        Return of the King, Being the Third Part of 'The Lord of the Rings'

      Houghton Mifflin Co 1956 - Houghton Mifflin Co., Pub., Boston, MA., 1956; 1st edition in the U. S., fine condition with a fine dust jacket; exceptional copy; J. R. R. Tolkien; Modern First Editions [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Transmutation Publishing]
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        DOCUMENTO CONCESION DE LA CRUZ DE CABALLERO DE LA ORDEN DEL MERITO CIVIL, FIRMA DE FRANCO 1956

      Firmado por el Autor(es) Documento firmado puño y letra por Francisco Franco Bahamonde de la concesión de la Cruz de Caballero de la Orden del mérito Civil. 47X47. Año 1956. Magnifico ejemplar.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Clemens Holzmeister. Das Lebenswerk des Architekten. Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien I, Schillerplatz 3, vom 10. März bis 8. April 1956.

      Orig. Plakat [ca. 83,5 x 59 cm], gerahmt. Faltspur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        CENTRAL ASIATIC JOURNAL, Vol. 1 - 35 (Set of the first 35 volumes published between 1956 - 1991, bound to 17 books). International Periodical for the Languages, Literature, History and Archeology of Central Asia.

      ca. 10800 pages plates, illustrations Hardcover A rare set of the first 35 volumes of the Central Asiatic Journal, containing all issues published between 1956 and 1991, bound to 17 books. Languages: mainly English, German and French. Good condition. Former library books with stamps and signatures. White cloth library binding (vol. 31-32 bound to brown cloth), Book covers laminated and with slight traces of use. Bindings tight, book edges darkened and with traces of shelf wear. Some pages minimally dog-eared, contents page of vol. 5 damaged. We have thousands of titles dealing with subjects like oriental christianity, egyptology and coptic studies available. In case of interest or if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. Aa75 mbx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bookfarm]
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        Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae (CIMRM) 2 Bände/volumes, vollständig/complete.

      Leinen Sehr Ordentlich Text lateinisch/englisch. Aus der Bibliothek von Professor Walter Burkert, Altphilologe. Zwei Bände , goldgeprägtes Leinen mit Rückentitelei, kaum Gebrauchsspuren. ERSTER BAND: 1956. IX, 366 Textseiten mit Karten/Skizzen. Kleine Läsur auf blanko Trennblatt. Weiterhin Fototafeln (238 s/w Fotos/Abbildungen) auf hochwertigem Glanzpapier. Beigefügt diverse Beiträge relevant zum Thema und 2 Farb-Fotografien (Mithrasrelief). ZWEITER BAND: 1960. VI, 448 Textseiten mit Karten/Skizzen, weiterhin Fototafeln (s/w Fotos von 239 bis 664 nummeriert). Am Schluß grosse unverletzte Faltkarte. Beigefügt Heft:"The Biblical Archeologist, March 1978". Eine vollständige Áusgabe in sehr gutem Zustand. +++ Text english/latin. A complete set of 2 volumes, cloth with gilded title on spine. FIRST VOLUME: 1956. IX, 366 textpages with maps and sketches. small tear on blank interleave. Furthermore photo-plates (238 b/w Photos). In addition, several paper-cuttings on subject as well as 2 photographs in colour (Mithras relief). SECOND VOLUME: 1960. VI, 448 textpages with maps/sketches, furthermore b/w photo-plates numbered from 239 to 664. At the end, large, intact folding map. In addition a magazine:"the Biblical Archeologist, March 1978". A complete edition iin very good condition. +++ 19,5 x 27 cm, 3,5 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Hellenismus hellenism Nachschlagewerk Altphilologie Antike Altertumswissenschaft Epigraphik epigraphy Archäologie archeology Mithraskult Mithrasmysterien inscriptions mithraic mysteries

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Die Herrschaft Jesu Christi im Umbruch der Weltgestalt Bekennen und Bekenntnis , H. 1

      Neukirchen Krs Moers : Neukirchener Verl., 1956 - 30 Seiten sehr gutes Exemplar K1077 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Metalix. Bulletin trimestriel du département "Métalix" de la Société Anonyme Philips (Ensemble des 26 premiers numéros) Radiologie médicale, industrielle et scientifique - Electricité médicale - Microscopie électronique - Physique nucléaire.

      Société Anonyme Philips 1956 - 26 numéros in-4 br. sous 2 reliures mobiles éditeur bordeaux, Société Anonyme Philips, 1956-1962 Superbe et rare tête de série de cette magnifique revue technique, en parfait état. Prix du lot, non séparable. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Picasso Lithographe III 1949-1956

      Monte Carlo , André Sauret Editions du Livre,, 1956 - Notices et catalogue établis par Fernand Mourlot. La couverture et le frontispice sont deux lithographies originales faites par Picasso pour cet ouvrage. Alla copertina e al frontespizio 2 litografie originali di Picasso realizzate appositamente per questa edizione. 4to. pp. 160. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione (First Edition). . Brossura, sovracoperta (wrappers, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is a full, four-volume set of first editions of Winston Churchill?s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, bound in full red morocco goatskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The elegant bindings feature hubbed and gilt ruled spines, each bearing the title and author, as well as the individual volume numbers and subtitles. There are gilt rule borders on the covers, gilt rules on the binding edges, gilt page edges, and gilt ruled turn-ins framing striking, marbled endpapers. Even the gold, red, and black head and foot bands are executed with noteworthy skill and aesthetic effect. ?Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England? is gilt-stamped on each lower front pastedown. This venerable firm, founded by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe in 1901, became recognized as one of the leading bookbinders in London. Like Churchill himself, Sangorski & Sutcliffe endured the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity. This truly gorgeous example of the fine binder?s craft is a reminder to collectors that not all fine bindings are created equal. The flaw that prevents our doubling or trebling the price of this set is two shallow and unobtrusive but nonetheless present six-inch vertical razor knife scars on the front cover Volume III. Ostensibly this defect is the result of a previous owner or over-zealous customs agent. Apart from this flaw, condition of the set is fine. The bindings are square, clean, bright, tight, and supple with a few trivial blemishes but no appreciable wear. The contents are well-suited to the bindings ? notably bright and clean with no previous ownership marks and none of the customary spotting. Churchill's four volume epic, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, was published between 1956 and 1958.  The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The work itself was two decades in the making.  The Churchillian conceptions that underpinned it were lifelong. The cultural commonality and vitality of English-speaking peoples animated Churchill throughout his life, from his Victorian youth in an ascendant British Empire to his twilight in the midst of the American century. Churchill began A History of the English-Speaking Peoples in the 1930s, completing a draft of "about half a million words" which was set aside when Churchill returned to the Admiralty and to war in September 1939.  The work was fittingly interrupted by an unprecedented alliance among the English-speaking peoples during the Second World War - an alliance Churchill personally did much to cultivate, cement, and sustain.  The interruption continued as Churchill bent his literary efforts to his six-volume history, The Second World War, and then his remaining political energies to his second and final premiership from 1951-1955. Please anticipate the possibility of additional shipping, depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London; (1956,1956, 1957 and 1958 ): Cassell and Co. First Editions. Octavo. The four volumes are comprised of- The Birth of Britain, 416pp. The story of England from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth; The New World, 344pp. 1685 and 1688, These were the Golden years. From the first Queen Elizabeth and the settlements of North America. The Age of Revolution, 332pp. Covers the next hundred and twenty five years, which is among the richest in modern history and The Great Democracies, 322pp. The last volume which takes us from the days of peace which followed the downfall of Napoleon to the death of Queen Victoria. All bound in red cloth, spines lettered in gilt. A very handsome set, nearly fine in unclipped dust jackets with light toning but no fading. Only noticeable fading is on the red stained top edges. No names or bookplates.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, early printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Monsignor Charles D. McInnis with every good wish John Kennedy." Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality."

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        Fotografie

      Statni Nakladatelstri Krasni Literatury, Praga, 1956, 1a. pp. 290, 232 foto colore, cm 18x25, rilegatura in cartone con svc, altre

      [Bookseller: If Immagine Fotografica Libri]
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        Farbige Original-Zeichnung. Auftragsarbeit von Schumacher für die AFA-Werke (heute VARTA) in Hagen.

      1956, Blattgröße: ca 29 x 37,5 cm (HxB) hinter Passepartout montiert (dieses ca 36 x 46 cm). Die Arbeit ist eine Mischtechnik aus Öl, Pastell und Tusche. Die Zeichnung zeigt eine Ansicht aus der Produktion der Fabrik. Auf dem Passepartout ist die Stätte der Zeichnung vermerkt. Hier: \"Behälterbau\". Am unteren Rand der Zeichnung von Schumacher signiert und mit Jahreszahl versehen. Von Schumacher wurden insgesamt wohl 10 Originalzeichnungen als Auftragsarbeit angefertigt. Empfänger war u.a. Dir. Herbert Quandt. Die Arbeit wird in dem in Entstehung befindlichen Werkverzeichnis des Emil-Schumacher-Museums seine Erwähnung finden. Sehr frühe gegenständliche Arbeit des später als Vorreiter der Informellen Kunst bekannt gewordenen Malers. Unikat. Originally drawing by Schumacher for the owner of the fabrics Mr Herbert Quandt - member of the famous german industian family (BMW). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Originalzeichnung, Unicat, signiert, Arbeitsleben, Hagen, signiert, signed

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        The Dragon in the Sea

      Doubleday, Garden City 1956 - Near Fine/ VG+. Signed by the Author on the Title page. Herbert's first science fiction book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Plakat - Berner Oberland. Lithographie.

      Luzern, Bucher, 1956 102 x 64 cm, Zustand A. AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Berner Oberland. Interlaken. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Tourismus Helvetica - Bern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Kuwait and Her Neighbours. London, Allen & Unwin, 1956.

      1956. With original dustjacket. Jacket in good condition only. Scarce first edition with dustjacket. Frontispiece colour portrait of HH Sheikh Abdullah al Salim al Sabah, with a dedication to His Highness.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Woodcuts of New China

      Peking, Foreign Languages Press, 1956. 1 large folio album, 4 pp., illustrated with 40 full page plates of woodcuts by modern Chinese artists.The originally loose plates have been nicely rebound in modern green leather, an excellent copy of this rare work. A large collection of works by famous artists: Li Chun - Niu Wen - Ku Yuan - Shih Lu - Chiang Ping - Chu Ming-Kang - Li Shao-Yen - Li Pang-Fan - Li Hua - Ku Hung - Wo Cha - Lin Chun - Huang Yen - Liang Yung-Tai - Chi-Tan - Chen Wang - Chang Chien-Wen - Chang Yang-Hsi, Huang Yung-Fu - Huang Chao-Chang - Tseng Ching-Chu - Yang Na-Wei - Chao Yen-Nien - Chao Tsung-Tsao - Liu Kuang.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Indosiam]
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        My Family and other Animals. [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson]. [Book Society Edition]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis & Book Society, 1956. 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top (faded as usual), a very good, bright, crisp copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip and chafed at head and tail. Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Tiger, Tiger! [The Stars My Destination] (First UK Edition)

      Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1956 - First UK Edition (and first edition in hardcover). The first hardcover edition of Bester's best-known novel, preceding the US edition, which was published as "The Stars My Destination." Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Just a hint of the usual age toning to the page edges. Jacket has a couple of tiny corner nicks and the usual toning to the page edges, else lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers, 1956 Inscribed first edition, First Edition stated on copyright page. Inscribed by Kennedy on the front free end paper. Book very good, minor wear. Dust jacket very good, minor wear, very slight fading on spine. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. Housed in a fold-out case.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York

      Feltrinelli, Milano, 1956, 1a. pp. 192, 400 foto b/n, cm 23x28, rilegatura in tela con svc, italiano, inglese, francese

      [Bookseller: If Immagine Fotografica Libri]
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        Pignon, douze hors-texte [exemplaire enrichi d'un grand dessin original signé d'Edouard Pignon]

      Paris Georges Fall 1956 in-12 broché Paris, Georges Fall, 1956. Coll. "Le musée de poche". 18,5 x 14 cm, in-12, 61 (1) pp., 12 planches en couleurs contrecollées, broché, couverture à rabats imprimée et illustrée en couleurs. Exemplaire enrichi d'un superbe DESSIN original signé aux pastels d'Edouard Pignon à double page (revers du premier feuillet blanc et faux-titre). Ce dessin (combat de coqs, un des thèmes de prédilection de l'artiste), puissant, équilibré et très coloré, diffère de ceux, beaucoup plus simples, dont l'artiste agrémentait habituellement les livres qu'on lui donnait à signer. Couverture un peu défraîchie, avec une petite déchirure sans manque au mors supérieur. Bon ///// La librairie sera fermée du 15 au 26 décembre 2016, passez vos commandes avant ou après ces dates /////

      [Bookseller: Julien Mannoni livres anciens]
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        The Canterbury Tales

      The Folio Society, London, 1956-1957 - Translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill. Illustrated with woodcuts by Edna Whyte. Two volumes bound into one. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full brown morocco, a decorative gilt block on the cover on contrasting leather onlay, the spine lettered in gilt with decorative centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Living with Birds

      Collins 1956 - 1956. 256 pages. Hard cover with a pictorial taupe dust jacket. Clean pages with no markings or annotations.B&W photographs throughout, all are presumed present (uncollated). Mildly tanned end papers, with some faint use smudges. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine ends, with sunning to the very ends of the spine. Moderate creasing and edge wear to the dust jacket, with some tears and loss to the edges, mainly around the spine. There is some internal foxing but the dust jacket is not clipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) discussing the main character of his Space Trilogy and his views on Devils

      1956. A single sheet, dated January 17, 1956, written on both sides and signed by the author. With it's original mailing envelope addressed in the author's hand. "Dear Mr. Middleton, Ransom does pray (in so many words) in the previous volume Out of the Silent Planet; and the dialogue between Our Lord and Ransom in V. to V. [Voyage to Venus] may, I think, be regarded as a description of that kind of "prayer" in which God is, if I may so put it, "the Aggressor." I'm not sure that I know what you mean by "translation." If you mean that when the conflict which (for us in this life) is inward, is "translated" mythically into events in space, the converse procedure of the spiritual life as we now know it can't be very comfortably worked in as well - then, I think my answer is that you're right. But one mustn't be too rigid. He prays (adores) like B. as one member of the angelic antiphon at the end. The existence of devils is no part of my credo but it is one of the things I, just as a chap, happen to believe. (No Dualism of course. The Devil is but the opposite of God; God is defined as "that which has no opposite." The Devil is only the opposite of Michael. (I wish they wouldn't conduct their little duel in our back yard, but there it is). I don't know what (what the devil) an impersonal cosmic force is: when they mean something like gravitation. But if the word "impersonal" gives anyone comfort, "happy man be's dole". Yours sincerely, C. S. Lewis A fascinating and hitherto unknown letter by Lewis, not collected in "The Letters of C.S. Lewis," edited by W.H. Lewis (1987).

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. Hardcover. Book is in Very Good condition. Dust Jacket is in Very Good shape with some chipping and edgewear. 423 pages. Houghton Mifflin Company. Early American editions were printed in Great Britain, shipped to the United States and bound here. This copy has an acquisition date neatly written on the endpaper January 1956.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 423 pages .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Farbige Original-Zeichnung. Auftragsarbeit von Arndt für die AFA-Werke (heute VARTA) in Hagen.

      1956, 1956 - Blattgröße: ca 29 x 37,5 cm (HxB) hinter Die Arbeit ist eine Mischtechnik aus Öl, Pastell und Tusche. Die Zeichnung zeigt eine Ansicht aus der Produktion der Fabrik. Auf dem Passepartout ist die Stätte der Zeichnung vermerkt. Hier: "Kastenplatten - Gießerei". Am unteren Rand der Zeichnung von Arndt signiert und mit Jahreszahl versehen. Empfänger war u.a. Dir. Herbert Quandt. Die Arbeit entstand zeitgleich mit einer Auftragsarbeit zum gleichen Thema von Emil Schumacher. Unikat. Das Passepartout etwas verschmutzt. Originally drawing by Ahrendt for the owner of the fabrics Mr Herbert Quandt - member of the famous german industian family (BMW). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Passepartout montiert (dieses ca 36 x 46 cm). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schröter -Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        La Tête tournée

      Monte-Carlo, André Sauret, Editions du Livre, 1956 petit in 4 broché sous couverture à rabats ilustrée "Ouvrage illustré de 12 lithographies originales en noir de l'auteur (Maurice de Vlaminck) tirées par Mourlot Tirage limité à 350 exemplaires sur grand Vélin d'Arches. Un des quelques exemplaires marqués H.C. réservés au peintre et orné d'un envoi au poète Camille François. ""A Camille François, au poète, à l'homme, à l'ami, Hommage du peintre Vlaminck"". L'artiste réalisa notamment avec le poète son livre "" La Pensée et les voix"" et préfaça son ouvrage ""Chansons des rues et des coeurs""Bon exemplaire."

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        Boat in Dry Dock Watercolor

      1956. Very Good. Painting. A watercolor painting from James Reynolds. From auction records, according to Reynolds' first wife, this was one of only two watercolors he painted sometime from 1956 to 1958, when the rest of his paintings were oil and tempura. A Hollywood studio artist at the time, Reynolds later became well-known for his depictions of the American West. This is one of two paintings of a boat in dry dock painted around the same time; the other is signed but this one isn't. The painting is in very good condition with an adhesive mark on a few millimeters of one edge from framing. ; Watercolor; 21" x 28" .

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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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        2 eigenhändige Briefe von David Oistrach(Moskau 22.XI.1956; Beograd 2.X.56) an Herrn Dr. Joachim Wyss, Konzertagentur Zürich. Beiliegend: zum Brief aus Moskau der von David Oistrach eigenhändig adressierte und mit Absender versehene Obriefumschlag (frankiert und gestempelt)

      1956 - 2 Blätter, 1 Briefumschlag Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 OKartoniert, Briefumschlag etwas fleckig, beide Briefe mit Faltspur, 1 Brief (Beograd) am oberen mit Läsuren, aber ohne Textbeeinträchtigung, ansonsten sehr gut.

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        Contract signed

      1956 - FAULKNER, William. Typed Contract between William Faulkner and Twentieth Century-Fox, being an Option Agreement for the motion picture rights to THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Signed twice by Faulkner. Beverly Hills, California: Twentieth Century-Fox, September 1, 1956. Nine pages, plus one page with Notaries' signatures, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Contract with two alterations on pages 3 & 4, each initialed by Faulkner. With a 3-page carbon "Synopsis of Contract", by the Legal Department of Twentieth Century-Fox, summarizing the terms of the agreement. $21,000.Typed contract twice signed by Faulkner for the sale of the rights to film his masterpiece The Sound and the Fury to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000. Twice initialed by Faulkner near corrections.Faulkner's great novel""many would call it one of the most important American novels of the 20th century""was first published by Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith in 1929. Radically experimental in form, with four different narrators (including the conscious stream of a castrated idiot), each recounting an aspect of the tragic demise of the Compson family, and touching on the untouchable (to Hollywood) themes of race, incest, madness, and suicide, The Sound and the Fury is quite possibly the least filmable of any great American novels. Nevertheless, 27 years after the book's publication, Hollywood was clearly interested, and in this document Faulkner agreed to sell the movie rights to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000, to be paid out over several years. In 1959, Fox's movie The Sound and the Fury""which can only be called a loose adaptation of Faulkner's novel""was released, starring Joanne Woodward as Quentin Compson and Yul Brynner as Jason. Holes punched in the left margin; laid into studio's printed brown paper wrappers. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        My Family and other Animals. [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson]. [Book Society Edition]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis & Book Society,, 1956. 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top (faded as usual), a very good, bright, crisp copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip and chafed at head and tail. Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Autograph quotation signed. Vienna, 7. II. 1956.

      1956. Large 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. "Der Weltenbaumeister - hat von Ewigkeit her- die absolute Musik ein für alle mal komponiert, vollkommen, vollendet. Wir Menschenkinder bemühen uns im Laufe eines Kulturäons, diese göttliche Sprache zu erlernen [...]".

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        Marc CHAGALL. L¿écuyère / The Woman Circus-Rider. Lithographie original / Original lithograph, 1956.

      1956 - Lithographie originale en double page signée dans la planche pour la revue Derrière le Miroir avec la trace de pliure centrale de l'édition / Original lithograph in double page signed in the plate for Revue Derrière le Miroir with central vertical fold as issued. Année : 1956 // Illustration : 37,3 x 53,5 cm / 14.7 x 21.06 in // Tirage : limité à cette édition (2000 exemplaires) plus 100 exemplaires numérotés et signés / Limited edition // Editeur : Maeght (DLM 92-93) // Imprimeur : Mourlot Frères // Référence : Mourlot 153. Très bon état (sans encadrement) / Very good condition (unframed).

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        Quatre cents hommes en croix

      Saint-Maurice d'Etelan, achevé d'imprimer par Pierre Bettencourt en novembre 1956. Un volume broché, couverture rempliée, 175 mm X 205 mm, 40 p. Couverture typographique, titre en long au dos. Faux titre : Journal d'un dessinateur. L'un des 260 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, après les 10 du tirage de tête sur japon nacré. Bien complet des trois dessins de Michaux, dont un en frontispice, les autres entre les pages 24 et 25, puis entre les pages 32 et 33, tous reproduits en photogravure par Duval à Paris. Le titre, les pages 9, 19, 23 présentent l'espace typographique en forme de croix. Exemplaire coupé, sous papier cristal. Menues rousseurs sur la page de faux titre, sinon très bel état. Port offert pour la France métropolitaine.

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        My Fair Lady

      Coward-McCann, 1956 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Julie Andrews on a tipped-in page. No statement of later printing on copyright page and original price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. (Inscribed by Andrews, who starred in the movie, not by the author.). Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Profiles in Courage: Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page.) xix, 266 pp. Original blue cloth with black spine and gilt spine lettering. Very Good in Good+ original price-clipped dust jacket with small strips of loss at head and foot, a few light scrapes and some rubbing. A few dings to top of front board. Faint paperclip impression to prelims. A presentation copy from Boston politican Maynard Hutchinson to a friend with his inscription on front flyleaf; a few related laid in notes. Hutchinson was a friend of Robert Taft, who is profiled in the book, and also signed at least one piece of legislation with JFK.

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        27 tls. eigenh. Briefe und (Bild-)Postkarten mit U. Verschiedene Orte, 1940er bis 1960er Jahre.

      1956. Zusammen 40½ SS. auf 33 Bll. 4to und (qu.-)8vo. Tls. mit Kuvert. Sehr freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit Schuldirektor Josef Wesely: "[...] Kaum wird das neue Buch draußen sein, harrt meiner eine neue große Aufgabe, oder besser gesagt, gleich zwei große Aufgaben: Vor allem drängt der Verleger auf Fertigstellung eines vor Jahren begonnenen Josefstädter-Garnisonsromans, den er unbedingt im nächsten Jahr herausbringen möchte; und zweitens habe ich auf heftiges Drängen der Wiener Opernkollegen wieder die Leitung des neu ins Leben zu rufenden 'Trompeterchors der Wiener Oper', dessen Schöpfer und ständiger Dirigent ich vor dem Hitlerkrieg war, übernommen. Für mich wieder eine Unmenge von Arbeit und Aufregung - keine Kleinigkeit für einen Achtziger, mit dem Dirigentenstab in der Hand vor eine solche Körperschaft berühmter Musiker hinzutreten! [...]" (a. d. Br. v. 3. IV. 1956). - Rudolf von Eichthal - während des Ersten Weltkriegs Oberst und Generalstabschef in Südtirol, Rußland und auf dem Balkan - war nach Ende des Krieges als Schriftsteller und Musiker tätig. Ab 1920 Mitglied der Staatsoper und des Burgtheaters, wurde Eichthal auch durch zahlreiche Romane und Erzählungen bekannt, insbesondere durch den Roman "Der Kreuzberg" (1928), in dem er das Soldatenleben in der k. u. k. Armee in verklärtem Licht darstellte.

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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.

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        Let Us Compare Mythologies

      Published for McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press 1956 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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