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        Dead for a Ducat

      London: Peter Davies, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, with fading to cloth at spine and edges, and several small stains on front cover; foxing to edge of page block and stray ink mark to bottom edge; very faint evidence if bookplate removal from front free end paper. In a Fair dust jacket which has been trimmed too short height-wise and along the flap edges; chipping to spine ends; price of 12s 6d net has a patch of abrasion and has been partially re-inked. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Aquarell: Blick über einen Tannenwald in eine schroffe Gebirgslandschaft: Möglicherweise im Elbsandsteingebirge.

      Bildmaß: 45 x 59 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 50 x 64 cm ). Links unten mit M. Heilmann signiert und mit 1956 datiert. Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276. ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand möglich wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Les vases communicants

      - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Nuova edizione stampata in 350 copie numerate sul lavoro pergamena. Cartone Editor collegato dai lavori originali di Mario Prassinos. Libro illustrato con 8 lastre fotografiche inserto. Bel copia completa della custodia morbida. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition imprimée à 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage de l'éditeur relié d'après la maquette originale de Mario Prassinos. Ouvrage illustré de 8 planches photographiques hors-texte. Bel exemplaire complet de son étui souple.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les inscriptions de la statue guérisseuse de Djed-her-le Sauveur

      IFAO, Cairo 1956 - Extremely rare. Bibliothèque d'études (IFAO) 23. IFAO, Le Caire, 1956. First edition. In-4, xix & 166 pages. Ex-libris B. Van de Walle, with inserted autograph letter by the author to B. Van de Walle. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Le Surréalisme même. -

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert 1956-1959 -, Paris - 5 tomes. In-12 carré. Couverture illustrée en couleurs. Complet des 2 fascicules insérés dans les numéros 1 et 2, intitulés Les Détraquées de P.-L. Palau et Le Royaume de la terre, scénario inédit par Abel Gance et Nelly Kaplan. Très bel ensemble. "Le Surréalisme, même" est un des plus importants magazines surréalistes de l'après-guerre. Rare, il ne compte que 5 numéros, publiés par la librairie Jean-Jacques Pauvert de 1956 à 1959. Soucieux de donner un second souffle au mouvement, André Breton y noue de nouvelles collaborations dont celle avec Pierre Molinier, à qui il confie la couverture du second numéro. Parmi les contributeurs prestigieux de la revue on trouve aussi Joyce Mansour, Man Ray, Leonora Carrington, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Bellmer, Jean Schuster et bien d'autres. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Profiles in Courage.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956 - Octavo. Original black cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black half calf solander case. Text block strained between front free endpaper and half-title, the jacket a little rubbed at folds and slightly marked, spine gently faded, a very good copy. 4 leaves of illustrations on plate paper, printed either side. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Patty Cavin, with very best regards, John Kennedy". Patty Cavin was a pioneering woman journalist, a reporter on the Washington Post in the 1950s, covering Congress, and later with NBC. In 1962 she was president of the Washington Press Club (previously the Women's National Press Club), at the same time as Kennedy was president of the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Photo-Archive:] Photographs of an Israeli Soldier and Israeli Defense Forces Operations in the Field, circa 1956-1973

      [Israel. circa 1956-1973]. An archive consisting of 60 loose black & white snapshots and related photographs of an Israeli soldier and the military operations of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) armored brigade in the field, spanning the years from 1959 through the mid-1970s. The collection includes images taken during the 1967 Six Day War and 1973 Yom Kippur War, and other IDF military operations. Also included are images of various bands of armed men dating back to 1959, most of whom are informally dressed and armed with rifles (rather than Uzi submachine guns which most Israeli soldiers were armed with). The collection contains an Israeli ID card of a young man issued in 1958, presumably the photographer, who served in an armored brigade, along with a snapshot of a woman in uniform dating from the same period, and 3 or 4 family photographs taken in Eastern Europe, one of which shows a young boy and father at a family grave in Poland. Although we have not be able to clearly identify the photographer, the image of the headstone in Poland records the name of one Josef Sadek who died in 1956.The collection is roughly divided into three lots, the first consisting of 21 prints dating from 1959 -- circa 1960; a second lot of 33 prints dating from the 1960s -- mid-1970s (including 1 color print of IDF soldiers assigned to a bulldozer); and a third lot of 6 personal prints (including the ID card). A few prints are captioned on the back in Hebrew, all in near fine condition. An intriguing collection featuring many compelling images of Israeli tank crews and individual soldiers, documenting in particular the ethnic diversity of the men, and their high morale. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le dernier homme. Jeu d'épreuves corrigées

      - Gallimard, s.l. 1956, 15x19,5cm, en feuilles. - Set di bozze corrette di 9 libri del Last Man (opuscoli 1, 5, 11 e 12 sono assenti), con numerose correzioni tipografiche e il layout così come correzioni e le cancellazioni. buffer di stampa della pagina falsa titolo: "Stampa Lagny / 21 novembre 1956 / Evento". quaderni foglia di 12 pagine su una facciata e 15 pagine per l'ultimo. autore unico e importante lavoro di copia manifestante nottament sua attetion al layout del romanzo e le perdite finali e le modifiche testuali prima di pubblicare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Jeu d'épreuves corrigées de 9 cahiers du Dernier homme (les cahiers 1, 5, 11 et 12 sont absents) comportant de nombreuses corrections de typographie et de mise en page ainsi que des corrections et suppressions textuelles. tampon d'imprimerie en page de faux titre: "Imprimerie de Lagny/ 21 novembre 1956/ Epreuve". Cahiers en feuilles de 12 pages recto et de 15 pages pour le dernier.une publicité d'époque faitr office de couverture Unique et important exemplaire de travail de l'auteur manifestant nottament son attetion à la mise en page de son roman et ses ultimes suppressions et modifications textuelles avant la publication.  

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

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

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        Islands of Space.

      Reading, PA: Fantasy Press,, 1956. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing, signed limited issue. Number 129 of 500 copies signed by the author, from an edition of 4,000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Livre d'heures satirique et libertin du XIXème siècle

      Henry Kistemaeckers 1956 - - Henry Kistemaeckers, Bruxelles 1956, 13x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale collective "conçue sans péché par Henry Kistemaeckers" et imprimée à petit nombre. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu, dos éclairci à cinq nerfs, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'un filet doré ainsi que de frises sur les plats, les frises se prolongeant sur le dos, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, fragile premier plat de couverture parcheminée conservé, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure non signée. Textes d'Alfred de Musset, Théodore Hannon, des prophètes Jérémie, Ezéchiel, Isaïe, Daniel et Salomon, Voltaire. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations en couleurs Art Nouveau en encadrement du texte. Petites éraflures sans gravité sur les mors. Bel et rare exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Collective Edition "conceived without sin by Henry Kistemaeckers" and printed in small numbers. Binding in full blue morocco, spine thinned with five nerves, gilded wheels on the caps, framing a golden thread and friezes on the boards, friezes extending on the back, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing with golden lace on contreplats fragile parchment cover first flat preserved double nets gilded on the cuts, all gilded, elegant non-binding signed. Alfred de Musset texts, Theodore Hannon, the prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel and Solomon, Voltaire . Book decorated with colorful illustrations Art Nouveau framing the text. Small scratches without gravity on the joints. Beautiful and rare copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        I Know a Lot of Things.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1956. Quarto. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in yellow on red, to front board in red, orange and blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Paul Rand. Bookplate of John Lewis to front pastedown. Spine slightly cocked, extremities lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in a lightly toned and rubbed jacket with a few small chips and nicks, and a short tear to rear fold. First edition, first printing. Between 1956 and 1970, Ann and Paul Rand produced four children's books together, of which this is the first. Paul Rand (1914?1996) was an American commercial artist who, together with his wife Ann, produced four picture books combining rhythmic verse with illustrations exhibiting Paul's interest in Swiss Style graphic design. Rand is best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve Jobs's NeXT. Rand also was a professor emeritus of graphic design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut from 1956 to 1969, and from 1974 to 1985

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Gallimard, Paris 1956-1994, 12x19cm pour les volumes 1, 2 et 3 - 12,5x19,5cm pour les volumes 1 bis et 4 jusqu'à 13 - 14,5x21,5cm pour les volumes 14 jusqu'à 26, 28 volumes brochés. - Collettivo Edition e in parte originale, una delle 415 copie numerate sul lavoro pergamena per ogni volume, solo carta di grandi dimensioni. Una piccola bagnante ai piedi del retro del primo volume. Nizza e raro set completo bene in 28 volumi e 26 volumi (a causa del volume extra 1 e due volumi di volume 14). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition collective et en partie originale, un des 415 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur pour chacun des volumes, seuls grands papiers. Une petite mouillure en pied du dos du premier volume. Agréable et rare ensemble bien complet en 28 volumes et 26 tomes (en raison du supplément du tome 1 et des deux volumes du tome 14).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Píseñ písní. Nejkrásnejší z písní Šelómových. Prelozil Stanislav Segert. Prebásnil Jaroslav Seifert. (Vyzdobil Miroslav Vasa).

      Praze, Jaroslav Picka, () 1956 - 8°. 32 n.n. S. Mit einer farb. lithogr. Titelvign., 1 farb. lithogr. Initiale und 3 farb. O.-Lithogr. auf Tafeln. HLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvignette. Erstausgabe dieser gemeinsamen Übersetzung des Hohenliedes. Der Philologe Stanislav Segert erstellte eine wortgetreue Übersetzung, die der Dichter Jaroslav Seifert in Versform brachte. Von Jaroslav Seifert und Miroslav Vasa im Kolophon handschriftlich signiert. - (Rücken mit einer Kratzspur am Kopf). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Catalogue of Vascular Plants of S.Tome: Suppt

      Natural History Museum, 1956. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Ex-library; a fair reading copy; ex-university library book with usual markings;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        L'automne à Pékin

      Les éditions de minuit 1956 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Deuxième édition, en partie originale car revue et augmentée, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur alfama, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition, partly original as revised and enlarged, a numbered on Alfa paperma, deluxe edition. Back with a foot in restoration and clear shots. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Howl, and Other Poems

      San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black paper wrappers with affixed white paper wraparound band, lettered in black and light blue. Near fine, with some very light toning toward the spine, a small light stain to the front wrapper, otherwise very clean and fine paper wraps, a few scattered instances of pencil marginalia, otherwise fresh interior. A striking copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Morgan A3.a1.1 Published as the fourth installment of City Lights' Pocket Poets Series, Howl and Other Poems is Allen Ginsberg's first collection of poetry, which opens with the iconic line "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." In many ways the mantra of the Beat Movement, "Howl" observes and addresses problems in American society. In addition to "Howl" this volume includes "A Supermarket in California," "Sunflower Sutra," "America," and "In Back of the Real," among others.. 1st Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Cool Gabriels

      New York: Groove, 1956. Close to fine in near fine, close to fine jacket.. First Pressing, mono. Long playing album. Beatnik style jazz album with cover art by Andy Warhol. Scarce. Catalogue number LG-1003.

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        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1956. Octavo. Original black cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black half calf solander case. 4 leaves of illustrations on plate paper, printed either side. Text block strained between front free endpaper and half-title, the jacket a little rubbed at folds and slightly marked, spine gently faded, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Patty Cavin, with very best regards, John Kennedy". Patty Cavin was a pioneering woman journalist, a reporter on the Washington Post in the 1950s, covering Congress, and later with NBC. In 1962 she was president of the Washington Press Club (previously the Women's National Press Club), at the same time as Kennedy was president of the United States.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      In 4°, 16 pp. Josué de Castro (1908 Recife/ Brasile, morto 1973 Parigi), fu presidente della FAO a Roma (1952-1956). La sua opera più conosciuta Geografia della fame, pubblicata 1952 negli Stati Uniti con il titolo ' Geography of hunger', tradotta in 26 lingue, è una delle opere classiche sul cibo e la popolazione. De Castro non pensa che la fame sia il risultato naturale della sovrappopolazione, ma piuttosto la causa di essa. Nel presente manoscritto (1956?) analizza gli sviluppi della Cina dopo la fondazione della Repubblica Popolare Cinese constatando che la fame è superata 'For it is nothing less than a miracle that they have been able to do away with hunger &†in only seven years of rule'.

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        Geschichte des römischen Rechts im Mittelalter. [7 Bde., komplett].

      Darmstadt, Hermann Gentner 1956 - 8°, zus. ca. 3900 S., OLwd., Etw. gebrauchsspurig, Ecken min. gedrückt, die (unechten) Rückenschildchen tlw. abgeblättert, Rücken von Bd. 6 etw. unsauber, jeweils Stempel a. Vs.; allg. gutes Ex. «Unveränderter fotomechanischer Nachdruck der zweiten Ausgabe von 1834». Enth.: Bde. 1 - 3 ohne Titel; Bd. 4: Das 12. Jahrhundert; Bd. 5: Das 13. Jahrhundert; Bd. 6: Das 14. und 15. Jahrhundert; Bd. 7: Verbesserungen und Zusätze. Register. 3100 gr. Schlagworte: Rechtswesen - RechtsgeschichteGeschichte - Mittelalter [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Boat in Dry Dock Watercolor

      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" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        A History of The English-Speaking Peoples.

      FIRST EDITIONS. 4 Volumes. Complete, 8vo., 9-5/8" x 6-3/8". Finely bound in recent full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, spine compartments with Rampant Lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: D & D Galleries]
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        Some Trees; Foreword by W.H. Auden

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. 1st edition. Some light offsetting from a clipping to the front endpapers, else just about fine in a lightly sunned dust jacket with a pair of tiny nicks and a small fingernail hole to the rear panel near the spine.. Small 8vo, black cloth. A presentation copy, inscribed by Ashbery on the front endpaper near the time of publication: "To Betty, with best wishes, John Ashbery 9/20/56." The recipient was Elizabeth Kray, at the time executive director of the Academy of american Poets, and later the co-founder (with Stanley Kunitz) of New York's Poet's House. Just over 800 copies of this, Ashbery's first trade publication, were printed. Kermani A2a; Bloomfield & Mendelson B56.

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        Bhowani Junction (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

      Beverly Hills: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1956. Draft script for the 1956 film. Copy belonging to assistant director James H. Ware, with his name and notations throughout in holograph pencil and ink. Ware was a major presence in British and American cinema, best known for his work on "Beat the Devil" (1953), "Room at the Top" (1959), "Our Man in Havana" (1959), "Charade" (1963), and "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965). With two pages laid in, one a note from Ware and the other is page of corrections. A 1956 adaptation of the novel of the same name by John Masters, stars Victoria Jones (Gardner) in the final days of the British Empire as an Angle-Indian serving in the British Army, rekindles an old flame with a childhood aquaintance. Soon after she is attacked by another solider in the British Army and she kills him with a steel bar and is saved by a Sikh man, who she decides to marry and is later kidnapped and the train robbers who have taken her are killed by an officer, who she decides to marry instead, so long as he stays in India. Set in India, shot on location in Pakistan and England. Orange titled wrappers, dated February 1, 1955, with credits for producer Pandra Berman, and screenwriters Sonya Levien, and Ivan Moffat. Title page present, dated March 1, 1955. 142 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 150. Mechanically reproduced, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between February 1, 1955 and June 27, 1955. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two silver brads and housed in a blue spring binder. Godard. Rosenbaum.

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        Grimms' Other Tales.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1956. A new selection by Wilhelm Hansen: translated & edited by Ruth Michaelis-Jena and Arthur Ratcliff: Illustrated with ten wood-engravings by Gwenda Morgan. Octavo. Original purple full morocco, titles gilt ot spine, designs gilt to sides, top edge gilt. 10 wood-engraved plates by Gwenda Morgan. Sunning to spine and faintly around board edges, very minor nicks to tips, but an excellent copy. First edition, copy number 7 of 75 specially bound deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator, from a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Poliphilus type on Arnold's mould-made paper by the Chiswick Press.

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      McKerkerns Printing Works, Limrick, Ireland 1956 - The authors, very scarce first book. Stapled paper in stiff paper wrapper. Age toning to wrapper. Copy is very tight with no loose pages. Some chipping to spine of wrapper and top of wrappers spine. First Edition. A very difficult book to find. *** WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. *** WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FO ROVER 37 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Exlibris für Ina Bauerschmidt. Original-Radierung von Hans Schäfer, mit Bleistift signiert.

      1956. 1956 - 9,2 x 8,8 cm. [SW-Orchidee]

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        Sometime, Never. - three tales of imagination.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1956 - First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Contains ''Envoy Extraordinary'' by William Golding, ''Consider Her Ways'' by John Wyndham and ''Boy in Darkness'' by Mervyn Peake.Signed by William Golding on the front free endpaper. From the library of the Australian painter Russell Drysdale with his ownership inscription also on the front free endpaper. It was on his 1975 visit to Australia that Golding met Drysdale who gave him a print of the painting ''Rainmaker'' which later provided the dustwrapper art for the novel Darkness Visible.Edges spotted. Tail of spine and one corner bumper. Very good in very good, nicked, rubbed and faintly spotted dustwrapper with an Australian bookshop sticker obscuring the British price printed on the flap. Copies of this book signed by Golding are scarce, to say the least, and such association copies much more so. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The City and the Stars

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

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        La crociera Un elegia di amore e di morte

      RIZZOLI, 1956. ITALIANO 0,28 Brossura con copertina in cartoncino semirigido illustrata in ottimo stato con lievi usure da scaffale. Volume all' interno intatto con pagine uniformemente ingiallite ma complessivamente in ottimo stato. USATO

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        O kulcie jednostki i jego nastepstwach. Referat I Sekretarza KC KPZR tow. N. S. Chruszczowa na XX Zjezdzie Komunistycznej Partii Zwiazku Radzieckiego 25 lutego 1956 r. Nieopublikowane materialy doreczone delegatom na XX Zjazd KPZR. [i.e. On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences. Keynote address by First Secretary of the CC of the CPSU tov. N. S. Khrushchev at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, February 25, 1956. Unpublished materials delivered to the delegates to the 20th Congress of CPSU].

      Warszawa, March (31st) 1956. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. With "Wylacznie do uzytku organizacji partyjnych" ("Exclusively for inner-party use") printed to top of front wrapper. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. 95, (1) pp. Extremely scarce second impression, printed for private circulation only ("exclusively for inner-party use"), of one of the most important documents of the 20th century, namely Khrushchev's so-called "Secret Speech", also known as the "Khrushchev Report". This seminal speech was delivered at an unpublicized closed session of Communist Party delegates, with guests and members of the press excluded, and the present Polish version, which appeard in two different printings, of it was the only one that circulated during the Cold War, the official Russian text being unknown until its 1989 publication. The CIA counterfeit edition [falsely stating Moscow 1959] was in fact a translation into Russian from the present Polish text, which was smuggled out of Moscow and leaked, via Israel, to the USA. There are two impressions of the first edition of Khrushchev's speech, both bearing the date March 1956 and both ordered by the Polish communist party authorities in the span of March 27 - March 31. As opposed to the even scarcer first priting of the text, this second priting of 96 pages was edited to give only Khrushchev's speech (without the recorded interjections and ovations), but containing also a second part, "Unpublished materials" with Lenin's "Testament", Lenin's "On the National Question", and Stalin's notes.The present publication shook the Western world and changed our history for good. "Its consequences, by no means fully foreseen by Khrushchev, shook the Soviet Union to the core, but even more so its communist allies, notably in central Europe. Forces were unleashed that eventually changed the course of history. But at the time, the impact on the delegates was more immediate. Soviet sources now say some were so convulsed as they listened that they suffered heart attacks; others committed suicide afterwards." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006 ).On February 24, 1956 before assembled delegates at a secret session of the Communist Party's Twentieth Congress, Nikita Khrushchev delivered his so-called "Secret Speech", denouncing Stalin for his transgressions. The public session of the 20th Congress had come to a formal end on 24 February 1956 when word was spread to delegates to return to the Great Hall of the Kremlin for an additional "closed session," to which journalists, guests, and delegates from "fraternal parties" from outside the USSR were not invited. Special passes were issued to those eligible to participate, with an additional 100 former Party members, recently released from the Soviet prison camp network. The speech was thus secretly held in this closed session, without discussion, and it was neither published as part of the congress' proceedings nor reported in the Soviet press. The speech that sent shock waves through the congress participants denounced Stalin, describing him as satanic despot and terrorist who had committed the greatest of crimes. Quoting from correspondence, memoranda and his own observations, Khrushchev gave details of Stalin's horrible actions during the Terror of the late 1930'ies, the unpreparedness of the country at the time of the Nazi invasion in June 1941, numerous wartime blunders, the deportation of various nationalities in 1943 and 1944, and the banishing of Tito's Yugoslavia from the Soviet bloc after the war. Absolving the party itself of these grave actions, Khrushchev attributed them to the "cult of personality" that Stalin encouraged and his "violations of socialist legality". According to Khrushchev's speech, Stalin was a tyrant, a murderer and torturer of party members.Khrushchev gave his grim tale of the obscene crimes committed by his predecessor, Josef Stalin, only three years after the death of Stalin, who was then celebrated as a great leader and whose death was mourned by the great majority of Soviet citizens, who saw him as a divine father. It is no wonder that this lengthy speech from their new leader completely shocked Soviet communists, being told so soon after his death that far from far from being divine, their hero Stalin was actually outright satanic. The leaders who inherited the party from the old dictator had agreed - after months of furious argument - that Khrushchev should make the speech, but on the condition that it should never be published.Khrushchev read from a prepared report and no stenographic record of the closed session was kept. No questions or debate followed Khrushchev's presentation, and it is reported that delegates left the hall in a state of complete disorientation. It is even said that several delegates suffered heart attacks and that some even committed suicide upon listening to the horrifying speech. On the evening of the congress, delegates of foreign Communist parties were called to the Kremlin and given the opportunity to read the prepared text of the Khrushchev speech, which was treated as a top secret state document. Reports of the speech soon reached the West and as early as March the contents were reported in Western media. "The content of the speech reached the west through a circuitous route. A few copies of the speech were sent by order of the Soviet Politburo to leaders of the Eastern Bloc countries. Shortly after the speech had been disseminated, a Polish journalist, Viktor Grayevsky, visited his girlfriend, Lucia Baranowski, who worked as a junior secretary in the office of the first secretary of the Polish Communist Party, Edward Ochab. On her desk was a thick booklet with a red binding, with the words: "The 20th Party Congress, the speech of Comrade Khrushchev." Grayevsky had heard rumors of the speech and, as a journalist, was interested in reading it. Baranowski allowed him to take the document home to read.As it happened, Grayevsky, who was Jewish, and had made a recent trip to Israel to visit his sick father, decided to emigrate there. After he read the speech, he decided to take it to the Israeli Embassy and gave it to Yaakov Barmor who had helped Grayevsky make his trip to visit Grayevsky's sick father. Barmor was a Shin Bet representative; he photographed the document and sent the photographs to Israel. By the afternoon of April 13, 1956, the Shin Bet in Israel received the photographs. Israeli intelligence and United States intelligence had previously secretly agreed to cooperate on security matters. James Jesus Angleton was the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) head of counterintelligence and in charge of the clandestine liaison with Israeli intelligence. The photographs were delivered to him. On April 17, 1956, the photographs reached the CIA chief Allen Dulles, who quickly informed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After determining that the speech was authentic, the CIA leaked the speech to The New York Times in early June.""In the West, the impact of the speech received a colossal boost from the publication of the full, albeit sanitised, text in The Observer and the New York Times. This was the first time the full text had been available for public scrutiny anywhere in the world. Even local party secretaries who read it to members had to return their texts within 36 hours. (Those texts were also sanitised, omitting two incidents in the speech that Orlov related to me.)According to William Taubman, in his masterly biography of Khrushchev, the full text leaked out through Poland where, like other central European communist allies, Moscow had sent an edited copy for distribution to the Polish party." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).The speech sent shock waves throughout the Communist world and caused many Western Communists to abandon the movement. In central Europe, the impact of the speech was enormous. By autumn Poland was ready to explode and in Hungary an anti-communist revolution overthrew the Stalinist party and government, replacing them with the short-lived reformist Imre Nagy."Some may doubt that Stalin's Soviet Union could ever have been reformed, but Khrushchev was not among them - and neither, indeed, was Gorbachev. But after two decades of decay under Brezhnev, even he could not hold the country together. It can well be argued that the 'secret speech' was the century's most momentous, planting the seed that eventually caused the demise of the USSR." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).It is the present version of the seminal text that leaked behind the Iron Curtain. Allegedly the CIA offered USD 1.000.000 for a copy, before they came into possession of the text through other channels. Khrushchev himself stated: "It was supposed to have been secret, but in fact it was far from being secret.. our document fell into the hands of some Polish comrades who were hostile towards the Soviet Union. They used my speech for their own purposes and made copies of it. I was told that it was being sold for very little."Like the first impression, almost all the copies of this extremely scarce publication - which were all numbered and strictly registered - were withdrawn and destroyed after 11 April 1956. We have been able to locate no copies of either impression outside of Poland and can find no copies registered in OCLC.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a superior, jacketed, British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. 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. This first edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first edition, first printing set features fine volumes in near fine dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are uniformly clean and bright with sharp corners. The contents are also uniformly bright and clean. We find no ownership marks and, of particular note for this edition, no spotting. The red stained top edges retain strong color with only mild sunning, most readily apparent only on Volume II. The dust jackets are complete, with the original lower front flap prices intact and no losses or tears. Shelf presence is impressive, all four jacket spines retaining bright color. Trivial hints of wear are confined to spine ends and corners. We note very light soiling at a few spine ends, the only noteworthy soiling being to the blank upper rear face of the Volume II dust jacket, The dust jackets are preserved beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        Images du Japon. 36 Peintures d'Albert Brenet. Au Soleil-Levant, notes de Jean de La Varene sur Albert Brenet et sur le nippon

      Edité par les Entreprises Albert Cochery 1956 - Un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés, 1 vol. in-4 en feuillets sous chemise illustrée et étui, Edité par les Entreprises Albert Cochery, Paris, Mai 1956, 39 pp. et 36 planches en couleurs (dont une partie doubles). Très bel exemplaire en parfait état de ce bel ouvrage illustré par le peintre de marine et illustrateur Albert Brenet (1903-2005). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians

      Heinemann, 1956 Published in London by Heinemann in 1956. First Edition, indicated by statement "First Published 1956" on copyright page. With illustrated pages and endpapers by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Book very good, slightly shelf-cocked, foxing on front and rear pages. DJ very good, 4.5" tear along rear spine hinge and rear panel. DJ price is 10s 6d. Book comes in custom cloth slipcase.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Incredible 1950s Guest Book for the Liberty Music Shop

      1956. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Guest book for the famed Liberty Music Shop of New York, containing approximately 200 autographs and inscriptions, signed by distinguished visitors, a virtual who's who of the cultural life of 1950s New York. Written approximately 15 to a page on the first 14 pages, some with date or place or comments, concluding with a large bold signature by Marian Anderson, written diagonally across the blank page. Oblong 8vo, leatherette. New York, [1956-57].The signers include Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Barber, Martha Graham, Anna Magnani, Hubert de Givenchy, Anthony Perkins, Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Hayes (with an AMQS), Alan Jay Lerner (2x), Yul Brynner, Ogden Nash, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontaine, Andres Segovia, Margaret Hamilton, Tony Bennett, Myrna Loy, Edna Ferber, Zino Francescatti, Byron Janis, Farley Grainger, Rex Harrison, Broderick Crawford, Edward G. Robinson, George Szell, Jessica Tandy, Basil Rathbone, Claudette Colbert, Hazel Scott, Raymond Massey, Michel Auclair, Alexander Smallens, Kate Smith, James Mason, Ray Bolger, Benny Goodman, Noël Coward, Joan Blondell, Arnold Stang, Constance Talmadge, Garson Kanin, Mischa Elman, Erica Morini, Connee Boswell, Mario del Monaco, Robert Helptmann, Andor Foldes, Marta Eggerth, Vincent Price, Lillian Gish, Paulette Goddard, J. William Fulbright and dozens more. The Liberty Music Shop was a fixture in the New York music scene from the 1930s through the 1950s, catering to cognoscenti and celebrities.

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      NY: E. Weyhe, 1956. First edition. Weston, Brett. 4to., 103 pp., errata slip, 28 b&w photographs printed recto only on glossy heavy stock. Aside from a small smudge on the foredge, this is a very good copy in dust jacket that has slight wear at the edges and spine ends. Additionally, this copy is INSCRIBED by Merle Armitage, "To Arthur Rothstein, fine gentleman, expert photographer, great influence in the world of photography - Merle, Christmas, 1956." The first full monograph on the photographer.

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