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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.

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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

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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 .

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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.

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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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        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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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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. *

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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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