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        The Barbarous Coast

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1956 Very good in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.95 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. A nice, bright, square copy. Minor edge wear. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        The Quiet American

      William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1956 London: William Heinemann, 1956. 8vo. Original wrappers. Proof Copy. Near fine. Light soiling and fading on covers. Comes housed in a custom made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Correspondance de 20 lettres autographes (30 pages in-8 et 6 pages in-4, entre mars 1956 et août 1963, 17 enveloppes conservées).

      Madeleine Chapsal a donné de cette superbe correspondance une analyse aussi amusante que précise en préambule à la réédition de ses entretiens ("Envoyez la petite musique", pp. 123-128). Toutes les lettres que Chardonne adresse à la journaliste se concentrent autour de l'inquiétude diffuse dont il lui fait part au lendemain de leur rencontre : "Ces phrases qui viennent de moi et que je n'ai pas "écrites", ce personnage, un peu étranger, qui ne parle pas tout à fait ma langue et qui portera mon nom, me trouble bien". Le champion de la perfection formelle avait tout à craindre de la spontanéité du microphone, et la correspondance qui s'ensuivit est une longue liste de remaniements qui révèlent un auteur soucieux du moindre détail. Pour obtenir que l'on prenne en compte ses incessantes corrections, Chardonne a recours aux flatteries les plus éculées : "Madame, quand on offre un poulet froid si raffiné, on a du goût et de la bonté. J'en appelle au meilleur de vous même..." Quand il n'y va pas au culot : "Madame, il me semble (je n'en suis pas sûr) que vous me posez cette question : Etes-vous satifait de votre oeuvre ? Croyez-vous qu'elle puisse durer (ou à peu près ça). J'aimerais que ma réponse soit : - Oui, excusez-moi (strictement ces mots, rien d'autre)". Quand l'entretien paraît finalement dans l'Express la correspondance reprend de plus belle... Or, si Chardonne ne peut plus rien y changer, il ne résiste pas à revenir encore sur ses dires, toujours soucieux de l'image qu'il veut donner... avant d'avaliser le tout, enfin ! "J'ai lu avec tremblement la conversation de l'Express. J'y parais avec une belle figure de réactionnaire. Cela ne me gène pas. Au moins c'est original en ces temps". La dernière lettre, magnifique, rend hommage à sa correspondante : "Vos poisons (vous n'êtes pas la seule), c'est la politique. Pourtant vous avez sauvé votre âme, préservé le goût qui est chez vous le plus fin, le plus sûr que je connaisse. Vous écrivez à merveille, vous avez l'esprit le plus libre qui soit, le plus ouvert. Je vous ai vue très peu et toujours vous m'avez enchanté (moi que tout rebute)".

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        Lettre autographe signée. Orléans, 18. I. 1956.

      1956. 2 pages in-4. "Mon cher André Malraux, j'ai été d'autant plus touché de votre mot que je me suis senti étroitement proche de vous en lisant Les Voix du Silence. Albert Skira, particulièrement heureux de votre appréciation, aimerait, si vous l'autorisez, utiliser une phrase pour la publicité. Je m'excuse de vous le demander, mais je ne pourrais guère me prétendre étranger aux préoccupations dont témoigne sa question... Il y a bien longtemps que nous ne nous sommes vus et si par hasard vous aviez un moment un jour de la semaine prochaine (du 22 au 29), que je passe à Paris, puis-je vous proposer de vous rencontrer ?" - Réponse de Malraux à l'encre rouge: "Cher G.B. je repars pour la Suisse ce soir. Mais que Skira emploie la phrase en question, s'il le croit utile: je me réjouis de tout ce qui peut servir votre livre. Soy. ass., cher G.B. de mon bien symp. souvenir".

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        Pincher Martin

      Faber, UK 1956 - 1st Edition 1956. Signed by William Golding to the title page. Ownership signature of Raleigh Trevelyan who was a British author, editor, and publisher and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. The wrapper is very good+ and bright. Miniscule loss to spine tips. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. A good example and rare signed. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les oiseaux de lune

      - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 36 copie numerate su Holland, disegno testa. Binding marocco mezzo marrone, torna con cinque nervi decorate con scatole timbrato doppie freddo, coda d'oro data stampata in una cartuccia contreplats freddi e guardie di carta marrone, copertine conservati, testa dorata, legame firmato Goy & Vilaine. Molto bella copia stabilito perfettamente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin brun, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons estampés à froid, date dorée en queue dans un cartouche estampé à froid, contreplats et gardes de papier brun, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signé de Goy & Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Die Sondierung des rechten Herzens. IN: Klin. Wschr. 8/45, S. 2085-2087, 2 Abb., 1935, Br.

       [Komplettes Heft 45 ; S.2073-2120]. Originalarbeit des NOBELPREISTRÄGERS! *** ERSTDRUCK! *** MEILENSTEIN IN DER MODERNEN HERZDIAGNOSTIK! *** Garrison & Morton 2858: \"Cardiac catheterization. Forssmann catheterized his own heart. In 1956 he shared the Nobel Prize with Cournand and Richards for his work on cardiac catheterization.\" *** Forssmanns Versuch stieß zunächst nur auf Ablehnung. Kein Geringerer als Ferdinand Sauerbruch, an dessen Klinik Forssmann von 1933-36 arbeitete, kommentierte diese epochale Entdeckung wie folgt: \"Mit einer solchen Arbeit habilitiert man sich an einem Zirkus und nicht an einer anständigen Klinik.\" Vgl. hierzu die lesenswerten Erinnerungen von Forssmann: Selbstversuch. Erinnerungen eines Chirurgen. Stuttgart, 1972. *** Das vorliegende Heft enthält ferner: Lichtenberg, Alex. von & M. Swick: Klinische Prüfung des Uroselectans. Vgl. Garrison & Morton 4247. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Garrison-Morton Titel; Herzchirurgie; Herzflimmern; Herzgeräusche; Herzinfarkt; Herzinsuffizienz; Herzkatheder; Herzklappenfehler; Herzmuskel; Herzmuskelentzündung; Herznaht; Herzneurose; Herzrhythmusstörung; Herzrhythmusstörungen; Herzschrittmacher; Herztod; Herztransplantation; Herzvergrösserung; Kardiologie

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        Giustizia Civile. Rivista mensile di giurisprudenza

      Giuffrè, 1956-2002. in-8 annate dal 1958 al 1967 1969 dal 1971 al 1974 dal 1976 al 1984 dal 1986 al 1996 e dal 1999 al 2002 per un totale di 39 annate in 93 tomi La rivista fu fondata nel 1951. Diretta da M. Stella Richter.

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        L'ensorcelée. Lithographies originales en couleurs par André MINAUX.

      Paris, Les Bibliophiles de France, 1956. In-4, 239 pp, en feuilles, couverture crème rempliée, sous chemise et étui d'éditeur. 49 lithographies originales en couleurs d'André Minaux, tirées à la presse à bras par MOURLOT Frères : frontispice, 4 illustrations à double page et 44 dans le texte. Tirage à 140 exemplaires sur vélin. Pur fil. Un des 20 ex lettrés de A à T pour les collaborateurs, les expositions, les dons et le dépôt légal. (Ex L). Septième ouvrage édité par Les Bibliophiles de France. Premier livre illustré par cet artiste. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE EN PARFAIT ETAT.

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        Elena et les Hommes [Paris Does Strange Things] (Original French Film Program)

      Franco London Films 1956 - Original French program for the 1956 film, "Elena et les Hommes," the third of a trilogy of films directed by Jean Renoir (the others being "The Golden Coach" and "French Cancan"), starring Ingrid Bergman at the peak of her career, in which the director envisioned a very lush and stylized version of eighteenth-century France. A rare program from Jean Renoir's brief and fascinating exploration of historical drama. A beautiful and interestingly designed program, with a lovely illustration of "Elena" (Ingrid Bergman) with her "men" hanging from the ties of her bodice. Two-color informational leaves are interspersed with pairs of bound-in, full-color matte stills from the film, with a clear Mylar protector (as issued) on the front panel and a gold comb binding. Laid in are three two-color French foldouts, all specifically advertising the film. 5 leaves, with 8 smaller photo-llustrated leaves interspersed throughout, all bound in. 16 pages. 12 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine. Criterion Collection 241. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIFE IS GOOD & GOOD FOR YOU IN NEW YORK. Trance Witness Revels.

      Milano, Feltrinelli, 1956. In-8 gr., tela edit. (aloni al marg. super.), sovrac. (con manc.), pp. 194, con 188 immagini fotografiche in b.n. a piena pagina. Allegato un fascicolo (mm. 282x114) di 16 pp., con numerose ill.; vi è contenuta (in versione italiana) la descrizione delle foto. Questo libro viene considerato da molti come la l?opera fondativa della street photography, e fu premiato con il Premio Nadar nel 1957. William Klein nasce a New York nel 1928. Durante la sua vita, trascorsa tra l?Europa e gli Usa, è stato scultore, pittore, regista e fotografo, sempre all?insegna dell?anticonformismo. Rara "prima edizione". Cfr. Auer ?Encyclopédie Internationale des Photographes?,I. Esempl. ben conservato. Raro.

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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.. FIRST EDITION, Binding A. Octavo, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott, with original price 12/6 present. No inscriptions or ownership marks, slight toning to page edges. A near fine copy of the book in a very good wrapper, worn to spine tips with a few small chips to same, some edgewear. Overall a presentable and inexpensive example.

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        The 1854 manuscript diary of Henry Goddard (1800-1883) together with first edition copy of Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

      Henry Goddard is the only Bow Street Runner to have had his memoirs published. They were published in 1956 by Museum Press, with an introduction by Patrick Pringle. Goddard enlisted in the Foot Patrol, the lowest paid of the Bow Street Forces, in 1824. He resigned in 1826 to become an officer at Great Marlborough Street Police Station, later rejoining Bow Street in 1834, where he remained until they were disbanded in 1839. Then in 1840 he became the first Chief Constable of the County of Northamptonshire. In 1849 he returned to London and worked in the Department of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod at the House of Lords, first as a messenger and then as one of the three principal gatekeepers. At the same time, he continued working as a private detective. According to the Northamptonshire Police Museum, Henry Goddard conducted the first tool mark comparison case involving a firearm, in 1835. A homeowner was shot and killed, and the servant was suspected of the crime. Goddard was able to identify a visible flaw in the fired projectile and trace the mark to the manufacturer's mould. He also identified the paper patch used to provide a seal between the projectile and the gunpowder as having been torn from a newspaper that was found in the servant's quarters. Pringle relates that, 'Most of his private detective cases, came from John & Daniel Forrester, who continued to run a semi-official private-detective agency in the City of London for nearly twenty years after the Bow Street and other metropolitan police-office Runners had been disbanded. The Forrester brothers were the most famous detectives of their day, and the police-court reports in contemporary newspapers contain many accounts of their exploits. Had they published their story they would probably have acquired the same immortality as Vidocq in France or Allan Pinkerton in the United States'. There are many mentions of Goddard's meetings with the Forresters in this diary which includes entries concerning his fees & expenses for enquiries undertaken, among which are an affair involving a 'Greek Prince' and gold stolen from a ship in the East India Docks. Pringle's introduction to the memoirs specifically mentions that he had access to Goddard's 1856 diary from the family, but not this one of 1854. In the recent BBC series 'Sherlock', Holmes is seen reading a copy of Goddard's Memoires in the episode 'The Reichenbach Falls'. An intriguing diary of an incredibly interesting early detective.

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        Images du Japon, 36 peintures d'Albert Brenet. Au soleil-levant, notes de Jean de la Varende sur Albert Brenet et sur le nippon.

      Un volume en feuilles sous emboitage, 33X25 cm,1956 (première édition), un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés, 39 pages de texte suivies de 36 planches en couleurs (certaines sont dépliantes) notre volume est accompagné d'une suite des 36 illustrations en couleurs placées dans un grand portefeuille dos toilé fermé par des lacets (sans date, 32X49 cm), édité par les entreprises Albert Cochery. Quelques légères salissures au portefeuille sans gravité, bel exemplaire en très bon état.

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        The Lord of the Rings. Imp. 5,4,3, 1956 & 57 Box Set. The Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1956 - A lovely 1955 & 56 year set, average condition. Impressions 5th, 4th, & 3rd of the three books. 1956, 1956, 1957, These early impressions are increasingly hard to find without much more wear and tear. FotR jacket has a closed tear to cover seam and red color bleeding to the reverse of the jacket, but does no show thru. All three jackets have taterring to the spine ends. TT has a 3rd impression jacket, this is normal as leftover jackets were re-used. RotK has more wear, small ink staiin, with extensive tape on the reverse of the jacket seams. This was just to support it as they are not torn. Book covers clean with only the odd mark except for small damp stain to FotR, bindings tight, pages clean, no marks. This is an above average set all around given the age. As nice an early set as you will find without spending much more. Please ask for additional photos as this will show the condition better than a description. The box is worse for wear, but not seriously damaged. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, inscribed in the first volume a week prior to publication

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a jacketed, British first edition set, inscribed in Volume I seven days prior to the 23 April 1956 publication date. The inked inscription in five lines on the Volume I front free endpaper reads: ?To | F. Rose | from | Winston S. Churchill | 16 Ap. 1956?. Provenance is the collection of Churchill?s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. 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 that "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) All four volumes in this set are first edition, first printing. The identity of ?F. Rose? to whom Volume I is inscribed is unknown, though likely someone known to Churchill given the pre-publication inscription. Condition of the inscribed Volume I is very good in a very good dust jacket. The red cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners, unfaded color, vivid spine gilt and just a little light scuffing to the front cover. The contents are bright with no previous ownership marks. Very light spotting appears confined to the fore and bottom edges and the endpapers. The red topstain is only mildly sunned. The chief aesthetic flaw that prevents our grading this volume as near fine or better is a dark moisture stain (perhaps tea) affecting 2.5 vertical inches of the lower fore edge from p.291 to p.416. The stain is almost entirely confined to the fore edge, barely penetrating the blank text margins within. The Volume I dust jacket is complete, unclipped with no losses and showing no discernible spine toning. We note light overall soiling and a brown stain to the upper front face. The balance of the set features very good volumes with no previous ownership marks or spotting in very good dust jackets. The Volume II-IV dust jackets show light wear to extremities and some spine toning. The lower front flap of the Volume II dust jacket is neatly price-clipped. The Volume III & IV jackets are unclipped. All four dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. 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: The Educational Book Company Ltd,, 1956?58. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red leather labels lettered in gilt, front boards lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. A fine set. The handsome Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis" (Woods). Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations ? the British Empire and the United States ? was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship". "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        DERRIERE LE MIROIR N° 92-93 - DIX ANS D'EDITION.

      Galerie Maeght - Editions Pierre à Feu Paris 1956 Numéro 92-93 de 1956, de cette revue in-folio ( 380 X 280 mm ), en feuilles sous couverture illustrée en couleurs, publié en décembre 1956. Catalogue général des éditions Maeght de 1946 à 1956. Texte de Georges Limbour. 78 pages non reliées. Lithographies originales de Juan MIRO, Marc CHAGALL et Jean BAZAINE. Eaux-fortes rayées de Juan MIRO et Alberto GIACOMETTI. Bois gravé original de Raoul UBAC en couverture. Edition originale et premier tirage. Très bel exemplaire. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Mr. Arkadin.

      1956 - 8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing to head of spine of wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. First US edition, inscribed by Welles "To Keith Burns all best wishes Orson Welles." Kevin Johnson, author of The Dark Page. Books that Inspired American Film Noir, notes that this is the only signed copy of this American edition that is thus far known. The basis of the 1955 film noir of the same name directed by and starring Welles as the title character. The film was released in England under the title "Confidential Report". "It is perhaps surprising that Orson Welles, so phenomenally active and versatile in the arts, has not written a novel before. Mr Arkadin finds Mr Welles in what may perhaps be described as his "Third Man" mood". Welles was unhappy with the film and indeed denied authorship of the novel, although it was confirmed as his work by many others. Collector Keith Burns, a former NBC News editor and son-in-law of RKO Pictures assistant director Samuel Ruman sold off some of his Welles-related treasures in 2015. Burns met Welles on the sets of The Dean Martin Show and The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson. The two men shared an interest in magic. (Burns has authored books on magician Dai Vernon). "Welles liked me because I was an editor," Burns said. "I was a fan, but not a fawning fan." Burns' collection includes items given to him by Welles and Ruman and collectibles he purchased from "directors and producers who fell on hard times in the 1970s." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les vases communicants

      New edition printed in 350 numbered copies on vellum work.Cardboard Editor connected from the original artwork of Mario Prassinos.Book illustrated with 8 photographic plates inset.Bel full copy of the soft case. Gallimard Paris 1956 11,5x18cm reliure de l'

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        MIRO

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1956. 1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Pictorial paper covers a tad soiled, internals fine, including 7 full page color MIRO lithographs, 3 double-panelled. Uncommon.

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        Dix lettres autographes signées à Madeleine Chapsal (17 pages in-4 ou in-8, deux enveloppes conservées, 1956-1960).

      xÉmouvante correspondance, pleine de tendresse, où l'auteur évoque le deuil de son père en réponse à la sollicitude de sa correspondante : « Je ne vous ai pas encore remercié des paroles bonnes, précieuses, que vous m'avez écrites, et qui continuaient toutes vos prévenances pour moi pendant les journées d'Eymoutiers. » (20.10.1956) De fait, leurs entrevues les rapprochent, au point que l'auteur de Phénoménologie de la perception écrit, une fois passé le climax : « je ne comprendrais jamais comment vous pensez et sentez, votre ardeur et votre manière de tout glacer, votre tendresse lointaine. Ou plutôt : je peux, d'après moi-même, imaginer tout cela ; ce que je ne comprends pas, c'est que la mer n'efface pas tous ces châteaux de sable. » (2.7.1959) L'année suivante, « allant à Lascaux, j'ai longuement pensé à nos randonnées autour d'Eymoutiers, et je mets à la fin de ce mot un peu de l'amitié qu'il y avait dans cette remémoration » (24.5.1960). Dans ces lettres, il est aussi question de philosophie et de littérature lorsque à réception des Écrivains en personne, il parle de « l'interview de Sartre et celle de Simone de Beauvoir, l'un et l'autre extrêmement intéressants. Ils disent là des choses qu'ils n'ont pas dites dans leurs écrits, que vous avez réussi à faire surgir, - et on les sent réfléchir comme dans les meilleures conversations avec eux, alors que leurs livres sont terriblement concluants, conclusifs. » (19.4.1960). On joint deux belles photographies de Merleau-Ponty par Madeleine Chapsal dans le jardin de sa maison d'Eymoutiers (dont l'une en sa compagnie prise à l'aide d'un retardateur).

      [Bookseller: Henri Vignes Livres Anciens]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies.

      FIRST EDITIONS. Four Volumes. 8vo. (9.7 x 6.3 inches). Finely bound in what I believe to be publishers leather bindings of full burgundy pebble grain morocco. Spines with block gilt lettering, including the publishers name, and ruled lines. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Double gilt ruled borders on inner boards and leather hinges. Top edges gilt. Aside from some minor foxing to the fore-edges this is generally a clean and bright set of Churchill's hugely popular historical work in unrecorded publishers leather bindings. Each volume has the initials J. E. stamped in gilt to the bottom outer corner of the front board. Some minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine of volume four but generally a lovely, attractively bound set.

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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.. FIRST EDITION, Binding B. Octavo, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott. No inscriptions or ownership marks. Book is fine, jacket is price-clipped with trivial wear. Overall a lovely example, housed in a collector's clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        AC. Revue Internationale d'Amiante-Ciment. Internationale Asbestzement-Revue. International Asbestos-Cement Review. No. 1 (January 1956) through No. 112 (October 1985) (all published)

      A complete run in 112 issues of the German-language edition of the Swiss journal on the technical uses of asbestos-cement, most issues approx. 50-60 pp., under the editorial direction of Florian Adler and Olindo Riege, including information on competitions, contemporary architecture, contributions from international architects, and specific articles or features on housing estates, buildings for public services, single-family homes, housing projects, agricultural buildings, schools, churches, satellite cities, asbestos-cement usage in urban water supplies and sewer systems, and the history and minerology of asbestos-cement, among other topics. Illustrated profusely throughout with photographs, drawings, architectural elevations, and floor plans. Oblong 8vo. Orig. color illustrated wrpps, issues nos. 1 through 80 housed in ten binders, issues nos. 81-112 housed in four cardboard slipcases. Zurich 1956-1985. Asbestos was long used for many different products, especially building materials such as flooring, insulation, and roof panels. By the 1930's, the effects of asbestos exposure and inhalation were beginning to be noted, but it was only classified as a carcinogen many decades later. In Germany, a ban on asbestos was passed in 1993. As of September 2016, although a number of North American libraries show holdings of this title, the vast majority appear to be for a small number of issues. Complete runs are very rare.

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        Das Haus der Kindheit.

      Hamburg : Claassen, 1956. Erstausgabe. WG 14. 145 S. ; Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag Autographen- Kaschnitz, Marie Luise v. Handschriftliches Gedicht aus Ewige Stadt XXV \". \'Es reden die Steine von Rom, blühend im Neonlicht\':. - Widmung für Dr. Johannes Junkersdorf (Chefarzt Sanatorium in Baden-Baden) zur Erinnerung an Guido (Ehemann). Maria Luise Iris (Tochter) Kaschnitz . August 1957 Versand D: 1,00 EUR a Schöne Literatur AutobiographieAutographen- Kaschnitz, Marie Luise v. Handschriftlich

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        PETITE HISTOIRE DE LA LITURGIE OCCIDENTALE

      LES EDITIONS DU CERF, Paris 1956 - Francese Pagine ottimamente conservate, le ultime sei stampate male o non stampate, coperta morbida con lievissimi segni di usura La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Eloge de Maurice UTRILLO.

      Manuel Bruker Editeur Paris 1956 In-4 ( 335 X 265 mm ) en feuilles sous couverture grise rempliée. Edition originale, illustrée de 7 lithographies originales 5 en couleurs dont 3 sur double-page et 2 en noir de Maurice UTRILLO. Tirage limité et unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, celui-ci ( N°6 ), 1 des 20 premiers enrichi d'une suite des lithographies sur vélin du Marais. Très bel exemplaire, complet du "Sonnet en l'honneur de l'Art Lyrique", fac-similé du texte autographe d'UTRILLO en 3 couleurs. Très rare avec la suite. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        A Christmas Memory

      Random House, 1956 The signed limited edition, fine in a near fine original slipcase and a fine additional custom-made collector's slipcase. Signed by Truman Capote. "Of this addition of a Christmas Memory 600 copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound. Each copy is signed by the author and numbered." This is number 371.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Al-Ist'mar fi' al-Khalij al-Farisi [Colonization of the Persian Gulf].

      Cairo, Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop, 1956. - 8vo. (4), 266, (2) pp. With a folding map, loosely inserted. Original illustrated wrappers. First edition of this scholarly, well-researched Arabic-language study of the conflicting interests of Britain and France in the Arabian Gulf during the 18th and especially 19th centuries, submitted by the author as a dissertation at the Sorbonne. An early and important discussion of the history of western commercial and power politics which is helpful toward an understanding of the current international power play in the region now composed of independent nations. The map shows the Gulf with the entire north coast of Arabia, Oman and the Nejd. - Slight browning (more pronounced in the map); occasional underlinings in pencil; ink ownership, dated 1957, on title page. Rare; a single copy listed in WorldCat (University of Haifa). OCLC 745119760. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Me. Probably Gallspach, 1956.

      1956. Large 4to. (4), 273, (1) ff. Typescript with numerous autogr. deletions, insertions, and revisions in pencil (autogr. insertions also typed and tipped in) and with insertion markings in red pencil. With punched holes, bound between cardboard covers. Original typescript of the autobiography of the English geographer and explorer Augustine ("August") Courtauld, published in 1957 as "Man the Ropes". Born into a wealthy Essex family of textile merchants, Courtauld spent typically unhappy school days at Charterhouse (a 1918 anecdote, describing an excessive beating for the waste of bread, precisely mirrors a contemporaneous scene at Gresham's School described by the slightly younger Stephen Spender in his memoirs), his years at Trinity, Cambridge, and especially his expeditions to ice and sand deserts, his voyages, his war service in the Coastal Forces, and his last years as an Essex politician. - Courtauld was dedicated to exploring the world's uncharted deserts, and as early as 1926 had visited Greenland with the great Scottish explorer James Wordie. In 1927/28, he explored the Southern Sahara with the later Lord Rennell, only barely surviving an attack of dysentery. Most famously, Courtauld spent five winter months as solitary keeper of the weather station his expedition had set up on the Greenland ice cap, 110 miles north of Ammassalik, at minus 64 degrees. The "British Arctic Air Route Expedition" of 1930/31, led by Gino Watkins with the plan of finding a short air route to Western Canada, had received material support from Courtauld, whose family helped finance the undertaking. In 1935, Courtauld returned to Greenland, where he was the first to climb Mt. Hvitserk (Gunnbjørns Fjeld), the highest mountain in the arctic at almost 3,700 meters. Courtauld was considered a brilliant navigator, and his numerous cruises took him everywhere from Mallorca to Trondheim (he once took along Evelyn Waugh to Northern France, but Waugh soon defected due to continuing bad weather). With the coming war, Courtauld explored the Northern coast of Norway for the British naval intelligence; against the resistance of the admiralty, he formed the "Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve" and supported the British commando units in Norway. After the war, he attempted a transatlantic voyage to America with his yawl, but was prevented by bad weather. Still, the winter of 1947 was spent in Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa, where his son could recuperate in the Caribbean waters after a severe bout of Polio. In his 49th year, Courtauld himself developed Multiple Sclerosis. At the Zeileis sanitarium in Gallspach near Grieskirchen (Upper Austria), where he spent his last years in treatment, he penned the present memoirs, which he lived to see published. A comparison with the printed text shows that the typescript underwent further editing - probably by the publishers, Hodder and Stoughton. The author's notorious understatement would seem even more pronounced in the ms., confirming the appraisal of his travel companion, Francis Rodd (Lord Rennell): "He was no linguist, but made himself understood." Courtauld died on 3 March 1959 and was buried at sea. Dorothy Middleton recognized the versatile Courtauld as an explorer "who could have been more famous if he had been less modest and (perhaps) less of an individualist" (The Geogr. Journal 146/3 [1980], S. 446). More than two decades after his death, Nicholas Wollaston published the biography, "The Man on the Ice Cap". In the fall of 1959, Courtauld's widow Mollie married Richard Austen ("Rab") Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-82, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary; widower of Courtauld's cousin, Sydney Courtauld Butler) and celebrated her 100th birthday in 2007. - Occasional slight browning; edges somewhat wrinkled. Altogether well-preserved, complete typescript of the autobiography, probably the final draft as revised by the author himself.

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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edge wear, else a nice bright copy. Dust jacket has original price of $3.50 printed on the front flap. Slight rubbing at the corners and spine ends. Very slight chipping at bottom corners. A small piece is missing from the top of the front panel near the spine. Slight soiling. Tape across bottom of spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Farbige Original-Zeichnung. Auftragsarbeit von Schumacher 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: "Glasspinnerei". 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). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Passepartout montiert (dieses ca 36 x 46 cm). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        verzeichnis mit 111 abbildungen von arbeiten, die meist zwischen 1931 und 1956 entstanden sind und die in ähnlicher zusammenstellung 1951 im museu de arte in sao paulo, brasilien, gezeigt wurden.

      Ulm Süddeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft 1956 - kl.8°. 75 S. mit 117 Abb. Original-Broschur. "dieses verzeichnis enthält alle werke die für eine ausstellung ausgewählt wurden, die vom vorsitzenden des ulmer kunstvereins, kurt fried angeregt, im umuseum der stadt ulm anfangs oktober 1956 beginnt [.] andere museen in deutschland schlossen sich diesem vorhaben an, dadurch kam eine wanderaustellung zustande, von der man zur zeit noch nicht wissen kann, wann sie wo sein wird. oktober 1956". Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur "à colette bill ulm 14-10-56". Der Katalog gewährt trotz seiner minimalistischen Gestaltung einen umfassenden Überblick über die künstlerischen wie auch der architektonischen Arbeiten Max Bills. Widmung [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La chute

      First edition, review copy.Signed autograph of Albert Camus to Andrew Joseph Brusco. Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

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        Photograph signed. (Antibes, 1956).

      1956. 235:180 mm. Some addenda (s. b.). Photograph by Picasso, the image depicting the painter outdoors, in a half length profile pose, seated at table having a coffee alongside Henri-Georges Clouzot, both smoking. Picasso with his arm up explains something to Clouzot who closely listens to him. Signed by Picasso in blue ink to the lower light border of the photograph. With full provenance explanation to the verso by the restaurant owner where the photograph was obtained in Antibes, 1956. - The French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-77) directed, inter alia, the documentary film "The Mystery of Picasso" (1956), which was declared a national treasure by the government of France.

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        4 typed letters signed. Frankfurt a. M.

      1956. Large 4to. Altogether (1+1+1¼+1½=) 4¾ pp. on 4 ff. With 1 typed envelope. Comprehensive letters to Martin Lutschewitz, on Adorno's severe discussion with representatives of the 1950ies youth movement. Adorno was accused then of being too unfamiliar with the musical youth to have the right to judge about it. "Perhaps the current situation made your letter so especially meaningful to me since my debate with the so-called musical movement and the endlessly unfair behaviour of such people as Twittenhoff, Borries, and Wiora (as opposed to Doflein, with whom I carry on a constant and fruitful correspondence) has forced me into extremely pointed wording. The discussion is about a fairly large piece, 'Critique of the Musician', which will be broadcast in the Stuttgart evening program on May 25 and again on June 1 [...]" (12. V. 1956; translated). - Each on headed paper; published in: s. b. - Full english transcript available on request. Sigrid Abel-Struth: "Zur 'Dissonanzen'-Diskussion". In: Musica. Heft III, 1986. S. 217-221.

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        The Last Battle.

      The Bodley Head, London 1956 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. A very bright example. The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. "The magic of C. S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades" (The Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rotkäppchen

      Prag: Artia, 1956. Oblong small quarto. (16)pp. First edition. A pop-up rendition of Little Red Riding Hood by Jirí Trnka, in full color, with four foldable figurines of the characters that interact with the pop-up scenes. Illustrated with portraits of Red and the Wolf to the title page, and two vignettes of the picnic Red is bringing to her Grandmother. Only the introduction and epilogue pages bear text. The rest of the story is represented by four pop-up spreads, printed in rich colors. Each spread shows one of the settings of our story-Red's home, the forest, the inside of Grandmother's cottage, and the backyard well. These settings serve as backgrounds for the foldable figurines of Red, Grandmother, the Wolf, and the Hunter, allowing the reader to act out the story for him or herself. Accompanying the book is a pamphlet that shows how to fold the characters, and provides the full text of the story, which could be read aloud to narrate the action "on stage." Bound in illustrated paper over boards with a cloth spine and decorative endpapers. Book shows light edgewear and one creased corner to the flyleaf, else fine. All pieces of the figurines present and in fine condition. Scarcely found complete.

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        L'ENVERS ET L'ENDROIT. Essai. Pointe-sèche originale de Hans Bellmer.

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert Éditeur, Paris 1956. 1 volume in-8 (225 X 142 mm) broché, 107 pp+fnch. sous couverture rempliée ivoire imprimée en vert, rhodoïd de l'éditeur. Seconde édition illustrée d'UNE POINTE-SÈCHE ORIGINALE DE HANS BELLMER, portrait de Camus. La préface de 23 pages a été spécialement écrite par l'auteur pour cette édition. Tirage : 100 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives ivoire numérotés en chiffres romains. Celui-ci, le n° LV, est entièrement non coupé et conservé à l'état de neuf. Seconde édition en partie originale (préface) et première illustrée de la première oeuvre de Camus, publiée pour la première fois en 1937 à très petit nombre et composée de cinq essais: L'Ironie, Entre oui et non, La Mort dans l'âme, Amour de vivre et L'Envers et l'endroit. Dans la préface Camus précise qu'il avait toujours refusé de réimprimer cette première oeuvre en raison de sa forme "maladroite". Il souligne toutefois l'importance de ce livre écrit en Algérie alors qu'il avait vingt-deux ans: "Pour moi, je sais que ma source est dans L'Envers et l'endroit, dans ce monde de pauvreté et de lumière où j'ai longtemps vécu et dont le souvenir me préserve encore des deux dangers contraires, qui menacent tout artiste, le ressentiment et la satisfaction". Sublime portrait gravé par Bellmer. Très rare.

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        Typed Letter, Signed ("Robert Oppenheimer"), To Alfred Eisenstaedt

      Office of the Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1956. One sheet, signed in ink, on his letterhead as Director, Institute for Advanced Study. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine. One sheet, signed in ink, on his letterhead as Director, Institute for Advanced Study. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine note from physicist Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) to Alfred Eisenstaedt, who famously photographed Albert Einstein and Oppenheimer together for Life magazine in December 1947. Eisenstaedt returned to the Institute for Advanced Study to photograph Oppenheimer on several later occasions. He writes, "Thank you for remembering to send me some of the photographs you took. The two you sent to me seem very fine …".

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