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        Quiet Days in Clichy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near fine, with a touch of creasing to the front wrapper, light reading creases to the spine and a small scuff to the rear. A very striking copy of this fragile paperback original. A novella based on Miller's experiences as an American expatriate living in Paris, coupled with the Hungarian-born photographer Brassai's nocturnal images of the city printed in gravure.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Oskar Kokoschka. Das Werk des Malers.

      Salzburg, Galerie Welz, 1956 4°, 401 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Textabb. im Textteil, 132 s/w, 30 farb. Tafeln im Bildteil, 400 kleinformatige Abb. im Oeuvrekatalog., OLwd. m. OU in Schuber., OU m. Klebstreifen hinterlegt, min. gebrauchsspurig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Mit Widmung des Künstlers auf Schmutztitelbl. Wichtige Monographie. Oeuvre-Verzeichnis nennt sämtliche d. annähernd 400 nachweisbaren Gemälde. Plastiken. Gobelin- u. Bühnenentwürfe. M. Biblipographie u. synchronoptischer Tabelle. Schutzumschlag v. Künstler. Buchgestaltung: E. O. Krasnitzky. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kunst - Monographien Signierte Bücher Kunst - Werkverzeichnisse

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        CHARTS OF NEW YORK CANALS Champlain Canal, Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Cayuga and Seneca Canal

      Detroit: U. S. Lake Survey. Very Good. 1956. Flexible covers. Boards creased and darkened and with light rubbing to extremities. ; 8vo; Sheet 1700-1848 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Poemas y Antipoemas.

      Nascimento, Santiago de Chile 1956 - 2ª ed. 13.5x19. 158pp. 1h. Rústica. Dedicatoria autógrafa al poeta cubano Fayad Jamis. Huellas de óxido en las cubiertas, lomo ligeramente oscurecido, una marca (podría ser de cera) en la portadilla. El libro más importante del autor, y uno de los más originales de la poesía hispanoamericana. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Rope (Original script for an unproduced play)

      Florida: Three Arts Productions, 1956. Draft script for an unproduced play called "Rope," adapted for stage by Walter Lawrence from Arthur Laurents' screenplay for the 1948 film, which in turn was based on the 1929 play by Patrick Hamilton. Copy belonging to an uncredited cast member who played Phillip, with notations in holograph pencil and ink at his inclusions. Hamilton's play opened in England in 1929, and opened on Broadway the same year, retitled "Rope's End." It was then adapted by Hume Cronyn, with Arthur Laurents writing the screenplay, for Hitchcock's classic 1948 thriller starring Dick Hogan, John Dall, Farley Granger, and James Stewart. Several TV movies were produced, notably a 1939 Dallas Bower film, a 1947 British production starring Dirk Bogarde, and a 1957 Australian production. A few Off-Broadway productions occurred throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and this script is presumed to have been used during that time. A story set in New York, a change from the setting of England in the original play, loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, where two friends kill a third friend just for the thrill. They hide the body in an antique chest, throw a party and use the chest as a table, and boast about a recent murder in town. An old professor at the party eventually wises to their scheme. Salmon wrappers, dated September 24, 1956, with credits for playwrights Hamilton and Lawrence, and screenwriter Laurents. Title page present, identical to front wrapper. 114 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 105. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1956. 12 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1956. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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      McClelland & Stewart 1956-58, [toronto] - B&W Illustrations; This presentation edition was limited to 350 copies. Each volume signed by publisher John Mclelland. Presented to line is blank. This is one of the instances where the book club edition was also the first edition. So stated, first edition. Copies are cleandj show some trivial edge wear and volume one DJ has a bit of scuffing on the front panel affecting the letters A and K of Speaking. A nice set that is rarely available. Not found in OCLC or WorldCat. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Forbidden Planet

      Farrar Strauss, 1956 First Printing ("First Printing, 1956" stated on the copyright page) fine in a near fine dust jacket with original price of $3.00 still on front flap, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Mission Archeologique de Mari 4 vols. in 6. Volume I: Le Temple D'Ishtar. Volume II : Le Palais. Part 1: Architecture. Part 2: Peintures Murales. Part 3: Documents et monuments. Volume III: Les Temples D'Ishtarat et de Ninni-Zaza. Volume IV: Le trésor d'Ur (complete set)

      Paul Geuthner, Paris 1956 - Very rare complete set of 6 volumes. Paul Geuthner, Paris, 1956-67. First edition. In-4, original grey cloth. Vol. I: Le temple d'Ishtar (1956, 1 frontispice, viii & 247 pages, 72 plates). Vol. II: Le palais. Part 1: Architecture (1958, 1 frontispice, viii & 359 pages, 64 plates). Part 2: Peintures murales (1958, 1 frontispice, viii & 118 pages, 24 & A-E - coloured -plates). Part 3: Documents et monuments (1959, 1 frontispice, viii & 277 pages, 56 plates). Vol. III: Les temples d'Ishtarat et de Ninni-Zaza (1967, 1 frontispice, 354 pages, 84 & A-D - coloured - plates). Volume IV: le trésor d'Ur (1968, 1 frontispice, 67 pages, 22 & A-B - coloured - plates). Volume IV has a light humidity stain on right edge of front cover. Otherwise in mint condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Barbarous Coast

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1956 Fine 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, very slightly leaning. Dust jacket shows some minor wear and minor tanning. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Aristoteles Werke in deutscher Übersetzung. Begründet von Ernst Grumach. Herausgegeben von Hellmut Flashar. 33 Bände.

      Berlin : Akademie; Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1956-2008. Bd. 1/I, Kategorien (K. Oehler, Hamburg). Bd. 1/II, Peri hermeneias (H. Weidemann, Bonn). Bd. 3/I, Analytica Priora (T. Ebert/U. Nortmann). Bd. 3/II,1 Halbbd. Analytica Posteriora (W. Detel, Frankfurt). Bd. 3/II, 2 Halbbd., Analytica Posteriora (W. Detel, Frankfurt/M.).Bd. 4, 1. Halbbd.,( C. Rapp, Berlin). Bd. 4, 2 Halbbd., Rhetorik (C. Rapp). Bd. 5, Poetik (A. Schmitt). Bd. 6, Nikomachische Ethik (F. Dirlmeier, Heidelberg). Bd. 7, Eudemische Ethik (F. Dirlmeier, Heidelberg). Bd. 8, Magna Moralia (F. Dirlmeier, Heidelberg). Bd. 9/I, Politik, Buch I, (E. Schütrumpf).; Bd. 9/II, Politik, Buch II u.III, (Schütrumpf). Bd. 9/III, Politik, Buch IV-VI, (Schütrumpf). Bd. 9/IV, Politik, Buch VII/VIII, (Schütrumpf). Bd. 10/I, Staat der Athener (M. Chambers, Los Angeles). Bd. 10/II, Ökonomik/Oikonomika (R. Zoepffel, Freiburg/Breisgau). Bd. 11, Physikvorlesung (H. Wagner, Bonn). Bd. 12/I u. II, Meteorologie u. Über die Welt (H. Strohm, Erlangen). Bd. 12/3, Über den Himmel (A. Jori). Bd. 13, Über die Seele, (W. Theiler, Bern). Bd. 14/II, Parva Naturalia II, De memoria; De somno (J. Wiesner, Berlin). Bd. 14/III, Parva Naturalia III, De insomniis; De divinatione per somnum (Ph. J. van der Eijk, Leiden). Bd. 16/I,1-2, Historia Animalium (S. Zierlein). Bd. 17/I, Über die Teile der Lebewesen (W. Kullmann). Bd. 17 Zoologische Schriften II/II u. III, Über die Bewegung de Lebewesen; Über die Fortbewegung der Lebewesen (J. Kollesch, Berlin). Bd. 18, Opuscula I, Über die Tugend (E. A. Schmidt, Tübingen). Bd. 18, Opuscula II u. III, Mirabilia (H. Flashar, München); De Audibilibus (U. Klein, Stuttgart). Bd. 18, Opuscula V, De coloribus (G. Wöhrle, Saarbrücken). Bd. 18, Opuscula VI, Physiognomonica (S. Vogt, München). Bd. 19, Problemata Physica (H. Flashar, München). Bd. 20, Fragmente I (H. Flashar). Bd. 20, Fragmente III, Historische Fragmente (M. Hose). ca. 14000 S. Gr.-8°, Originalleineneinbände.15 Bände mit Schutzumschlag. Bei 24 Bänden jeweils Stempel auf den Titelblättern, Unterschnitten und Innenseiten der Vorderdeckel. Bei den übrigen Bdn. Namen auf den Titelblättern und Innenseiten der Vorderdeckel. Auf den Vorsätzen der Bände ohne Schutzumschlag sind die Klappentexte geklebt. 4 Bände mit Exlibris auf Innenseite der Vorderdeckel. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Farfalla di Dinard.

      Venezia, Neri Pozza 1956. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 21,9); copertina originale; pp. 95 (9). La presente edizione non è venale, impressa su carta di Maslianico della Burgo, in 450 esemplari numerati con cifre arabiche... è destinata in omaggio agli amici dell'autore e dell'editore in occasione del Natale 1956. Bella copia. Axs

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        Contes cruels

      Cercle Grolier 1956, In - 4 en feuillets sous chemise et double emboitage. Illustré de 25 Eaux - fortes de Mario AVATI tirées sur les presses à bras de J.J.J. RIGAL. Tirage à 220 exemplaires numérotés sur Grand Vélin de Rives. Exemplaire enrichi d'une Suite sur Japon nacré, signé de l'artiste sur la chemise, d'un superbe tirage original d'une eau - forte, de la plaque de cuivre de cette même eau - forte, du menu illustré, signé et dédicacé par Mario AVATI, du Cercle Grolier (15 décembre 1956 au Pavillon Dauphine) organisé pour la présentation de l'ouvrage. Egalement joint, dans le menu, les étiquettes d'une bouteille de vin "MARQUIS DE TERME 1951" + un 2° menu. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        Rerum quotidianarum libru duo ... Editio ultima caeteris longe elegantior, & emendatior. [and] Quotidianarum differentiarum sesqui-centuria.

      17th-century gathering of these important writings by a distinguished 16th-century Spanish advocate. "De ratione juris discendi" follows the main work in the first volume, with the companion volume adding the title work, "Quaestiones selectae forenses duodeviginti," and "De ratione in jure scribendi ad filios." The title-page vignette of vol. I depicts Minerva and the olive tree, labelled "Oliva Minervae." WorldCat, Copac, STCN, and NUC Pre-1956 do not find any locations of this Jansson-Waesberg edition; Palau does not list it. Provenance: Front free endpapers each with early inked inscription mostly inked over, title-page verso with inked inscription "de los libros . . . D. Emanuel Lopez Forrecilla y dela Fuente."

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        Joan Miro

      Paris: Maeght, 1956. First. paperback. fine/fine. Miro, Joan. Including the title page vignette & front/rear panels of the dust jacket, there are 10 original lithographs (9 in color; with 4 double-page and 3 single-page). Over 100 additional reproductions on glossy paper, some in color. 219 pages with text in French (upper corner of pages are affected with a light bump throughout). Small square 4to (measures 9.25" x 8"), lithographed pictorial wrappers (very slight wear to bottom front edge of wrapper). (Paris): Maeght Editeur, 1956. fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.

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        Gruss an Louis Armstrong. Eine Grafik-Edition aus Anlass des 5-jährigen Todestages von Louis Armstrong.

      Title page prefacing 10 works of graphic art and 10 long playing 12 in. vinyl records commemorating the life and music of Louis Armstrong on the fifth anniversary of his death, including works by Horst Antes, Uwe Bremer, Johannes Grützke, Pit Morell, Peter Nagel, Michael Mathias Prechtl, Dieter Roth, Albert Schindehütte, Johannes Vennekamp, and Arno Waldschmidt executed as fine prints in a variety of media, including stone lithography, aquatint, silkscreen and other processes, each signed and numbered in pencil, along with dozens of sound recordings by Armstrong and a host of his best known collaborators including Bing Crosby, Billy May, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Russell Garcia, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, and others, all recorded for Verve records between 1956 and 1960. Hamburg (Merlin-Verlag) 1976. Limited edition: no. 45 of 222 copies.

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        The Barbarous Coast:

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1956 - As new, tightly bound book with original orange and white boards, in lively near fine jacket. Slight closed tear at top, with scattered soiling on rear. The publisher’s price of $2.95 is present on the front inner flap, which has a barely discernable crease. Ross Macdonald is one of the "Big Three" in American hard-boiled detective fiction, along with Chandler and Hammett. The sixth in his Lew Archer crime series. A hard-to-find book in superior condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fiktion und Realität : erster Versuch einer Zusammenfassung meines heutigen Standortes in 24 Texten

      New York: Verlag George Wittenborn, 1956. Original; one of 30 copies printed. Small folio. Contents VG- with light age toning to edges of most "pages." Small spot at bottom edge of publication card. All color lithos are pristine, except for one that has age toning to fore edge, not affecting the image. White covers are soiled with a tiny tear at head of spine and a number ink in ink at bottom.. White card folio with bw image and lettering on cover; French flaps. Contents include 7 card pages folded in half vertically with text and a total of: 5 bw photographs and 5 original multi-colored lithographs. This publication of the work of Swiss artist, Gottfried Honegger, contains both original text (In German) and original lithographs. The text consists of 24 short paragraphs, beginning..."The art created by people shows their philosophical or ideological position; art is a contribution to the public discussion. The art is a collection of the difficulties and joys of all people; art is active history..." The illustrations include 4 bw scientific photographic images, 1 bw relief photo, and 5 multi-colored original lithographs (none signed). The colors on the lithographs are vibrant and rich. The lithos were pressed by Marcel Wild, Zurich, and only 30 copies were produced according to the text. The typography by Dolf Hurlimann, also in Zurich, and 100 copies of the text were produced. Very scarce. Only one other copy found, at the Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek (Swiss National Library).

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        Correspondence relating to hiring Roger Shugg for a senior editorial position at Alfred A. Knopf in 1945 and Shugg's resignation in 1952

      New York, etc. 1956 - 3 typed letters, signed ("Alfred A Knopf"), on Knopf letterhead; 2 autograph letters, signed ("Alfred" & "A Knopf"), on Knopf and Mayflower Hotel stationery; with 3 typed letters, signed, from Knopf staff; carbon copies of 2 typed letters from Shugg, each 1-1/2 pp.; and related ephemera, photographs, and correspondence. 4to and smaller. In early 1945, Alfred A. Knopf wrote to Prof. Roger Shugg (Princeton class of 1927) at the University of Indiana in Bloomington to offer an editorial job with responsibility for college-level history, politics and social sciences textbooks. Shugg, who had worked for Knopf during the middle 1930s, was a fellow at the London School of Economics in 1938-9. From 1941 to 1945, he served as an associate professor of history at Indiana Univ., while doing research for the Military Intelligence Service of the War Dept.'s general staff. During the course of the next month Knopf hired Shugg, effective April 1945, initially with a two-year contract. In late 1952, after a reorganization, Shugg wrote a detailed letter of resignation (present in the carbon), to which Knopf responded with two personal notes. As evidenced by letters to Shugg at the time, there was evidently some acrimony. Shugg went on to the University of Chicago Press, where he served as publishing director from 1961 to 1967. From 1963 to 1965 he was president of the Association of American University Presses, and from 1968 to 1980, he was the director of the University of New Mexico Press.With: White House invitation to a luncheon 17 June 1963 for editors of projects published under the auspices of the National Historical Publication Commission. 3 typed letters, signed ("Alfred A Knopf"), on Knopf letterhead; 2 autograph letters, signed ("Alfred" & "A Knopf"), on Knopf and Mayflower Hotel stationery; with 3 typed letters, signed, from Knopf staff; carbon copies of 2 typed letters from Shugg, each 1-1/2 pp.; and related ephemera, photographs, and correspondence. 4to and smaller [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Advise and Consent

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket, correct with price listed as $5.75 below a higher price blacked out. Heavy bump jacket and book at top of spine. The dust jacket shows internal tape repairs at corners and spine ends, light soiling and light edge wear. Stated first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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        Statues and Pictures of Gautama Buddha. Edited by the Chinese Buddhist Assosciation.

      Peking: Nationalities Publishing House, 1956. 4 Blatt, 32 Bögen. Mit zahlr., auch farb. Abb. in Leinenkassette mit 2 Schließen. 53 x 39 cm. Eine Ecke der Kasette aufgeplatzt, eine Schließe fehlt. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - Text chinesisch und englisch. Erschienen zum 2500sten Geburtstag von Buddha. Man lobt sich der Religionsfreiheit und des Schutes der Artefakte. Die Frage ist, welche dieser Buddhas die Kulturevolution unbeschädigt überstanden hat. Inhalt: A Silk-woven Image of Gautama Buddha in the Northeast Museum, Shenyang, Liaoning Province -- Eight Scenes from Buddha\'s Life, Ramoche Temple, Lhasa, Tibet -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 20 in Yunkang, Shansi Province -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, carved on Tablet No. 11 in Cave No. ; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 135 in Maichishan, Pansu Province -- A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 251 of the Mokao Grottoes in Tunhuang, Kansu Province -- A Jade Image of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Chi Dynasty, unearthed at Chuyang, Ho-pei Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Sui Dynasty, in Cave No. 419; A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 322; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 328; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 332 of the Mokao Grottoes in Tunhuang, Kansu Province -- Jade Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in the Fukuang Monastery on Mt. Wutai, Shansi Province -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Pinhsien County, Shensi Province -- A Stone Image of Gautama Buddha, made during the Tang Dynasty in Cave No. 47 of the Pingling Monastery Grottoes, Kansu Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Liao Kingdom Period, in the Lower Huayen Monastery in Tatung, Shansi Province -- A Porcelain Image of Gautama Buddha of the Sung Dynasty, Unearthed at Chaochow, Kuang-tung Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Sung Dynasty, being the Frontispiece of the Amitayus-sutra in the Chi Sha Edition of the Tripitaka, Printed at Soochow, Kiangsu Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Kin Dynasty, being the Frontispiece of the Maharant-nakuta-sutra in the Chao Chen Edition of the Tripitaka, Printed in Shansi Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty, in the White Horse Monastery in Loyang, Honan Province -- A Wooden Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty, in the Piyun Monastery, Peking -- A Brick-mold Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty in the Paoan Monastery, Nanking, Kiangsu Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Natang Monastery, Tibet -- A Lacquer-work Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Shengan Monastery, Peking -- A Bronze Statue of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in Yung Ho Kung, Peking -- An Embroidered Representation of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Palace Museum, Peking -- \"Buddha Expounding the Grdhrakuta\", a Woodcut of the Ching Dynasty. Printed by the Chingling Buddhist Text Society, Nanking, Kiangsu Province -- A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Shrine Hall of the Sheleh-tuchao Temple, Huhohaote Municipality, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region -- A Modern Lacquer-work Representation of Gautama Buddha in the Lingyen Monastery. Soochow, Kiangsu Province -- A Modern Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha in Yung Ho Kung, Peking. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A Report On The American Jesuits

      Farrar , Straus and Cudahy, New York 1956 - Signed by both John LaFarge and Margaret Bourke-White on the first free endpaper. Inscribed additionally by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) on the second free endpaper in year of publication, "For Eliot and Joan Merry Xmas to my beloved Elisofon family. Peggy. Xmas 1956." Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. Elisofon and Bourke-White would have been colleagues at LIFE Magazine. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. First Printing. 236 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, small chips at edges, 1/2" tear at head of spine along front hinge of dust jacket, 1" tear at base of lower right corner along front flap, now in mylar cover. Very clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quiet Days In Clichy

      Paris The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle 1956 First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), printed from the negatives on glossy photographic stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, printed paper spine label. Just about Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which is becoming less common in collectible condition. Provenance: decorative period book plate to first blank. Fine-

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        Blunderer, The

      London Cresset Press Ltd 1956 First Edition ("first published 1956" with no other printings noted). 8vo; 284pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, the spine stamped in gilt, in an illustrated dust jacket priced at 15/-. A just about Fine copy, lightly read if at all, the spine gilt slightly dulled and some minor rippling to the spine cloth (but no trace of moisture—apparently a production glitch); in a Fine jacket with no tears, chips or fading, just light rubbing to the tips of the still-vibrant spine panel. All in all, a superb copy of the author's scarce third book. Fine-

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        Flight from the Enchanter, The

      London Chatto & Windus 1956 A superb First Impression of Murdoch's second novel, following Under the Net. 8vo: 316,[2]pp. Publisher's cinnamon-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Edward Bawden. Fine, square, tight binding, pages crisp and fresh, in a Fine, bright, completely unfaded example of the magnificent jacket. Fine

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        Profiles in Courages

      Harper, 1956 Early edition of Profiles in Courage, signed by John F. Kennedy. Rebound cloth cover says this is the Young Reader's Edition, but it appears to be the regular edition. Ex-library rebinding with a few school library stamps. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Waiting for Godot

      Faber and Faber, 1956 Published in London by Faber and Faber Limited in 1956. "First published in England in mcmlvi" stated on copyright page, indicating First UK Edition. Publisher's note tipped in following copyright page. Book very good, some foxing, and usual browning on free endpapers. DJ very good. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. DJ price reads "9s 6d net.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Floggits [sic]: Series One, Episode 3

      London: N.p. [BBC], 1956. 34 mimeographed pp., 5 typed inserts, all secured with split pin to top left. A little edgeworn and dusty, but a well preserved copy. First edition. TERRY NATION'S EXTENSIVELY REVISED WORKING COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE, AND WITH A SIGNED HANDWRITTEN NOTE TO PRODUCER ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSON TO TITLE PAGE. NO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE EXISTS. Floggit's, starring Elsie and Doris Waters, ran for three series on BBC Radio between 1956 and 1959. Transplanting their Workers' Playtime characters to a family-run general store, this unexceptional and now very dated show featured a phenomenal supporting cast: Anthony Newley, Joan Sims (whose name is misspelt 'SIMMS' on the title page of this script), Hugh Paddick -- and Ronnie Barker, whose first radio appearance this was. It's writing team was equally stellar. At the same time (1956) as providing scripts for this middle-of-the-road radio comedy, Freeman, Junkin and Nation were also working on Idiot's Weekly Price 2d, the first attempt to present Goon Show humour to a television audience. The script offered here is for Series One, Episode Three of Floggit's, first transmitted on 31 August 1956. No recording is known to exist of this episode, but if the writers' extensive rewrites are any guide, the show was still very much in the process of bedding down. The script as first presented clearly found no favour with its stars: extensive deletions and rewrites cover almost every page, and newly typed pages (themselves heavily revised) have been inserted at intervals. The whole was then re-submitted to the producer, Alastair Scott Johnson, with a handwritten note on the title page from Nation: 'Dear Alastair, The amendments and cuts which we hope you can read and with which Elsie and Doris seem happy. Sincerely, Terry'. Only the third episode, now lost, of a show which gave a radio debut to Ronnie Barker, which featured very early appearances by Joan Sims and Anthony Newley, and which is co-written, signed twice, and extensively revised by the man who, seven years later, would go on to invent the Daleks.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?8. 4 volumes, octavo (236 x 150 mm). Contemporary fine binding by Maltby's of Oxford in red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. A handsomely bound set in excellent condition. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations ? the British Empire and the United States ? was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        Memoirs by Harry S Truman Volume Two: Years of Trial and Hope 1946 - 1952

      Garden City:: Doubleday,. 1956.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good + condition. Inscribed and signed in full at the half title, "Harry Truman 5-5-56", this is the second of two volumes of Truman memoirs. Focussing on the years following Truman's presidency and the new reality of the atomic age: "But one event occurred in 1945 of such magnitude that it was to revolutionize our relations with the world and usher in a new era for humanity, the fruits and goals and problems of which we cannot even now fully grasp. It was the atomic bomb". (p2). 8vo, xi, 594pp, teg. Dark blue gilt cloth, gilt title at black spine label. In the original mylar dust jacket. The mylar in very good condition, not chipped or discolored. With the original slipcase, with presentation in Truman's hand on the slipcase label. Slipcase a bit rubbed at edges and corners. The volume bright and very clean. OCLC: 731162783.

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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper and Brothers, 1956 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket that still has original price of $3.50 on the front flap. Stated First Edition on the copyright page. Comes with a card from the White House that has "With best wishes, John F. Kennedy" printed on it. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Illustrations for the Bible by Marc Chagall

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. Marc Chagall. A crisp, handsome copy of the 1956 1st U.S. edition of Marc Chagall's "Illustrations for the Bible". Clean and VG in its wonderfully-illustrated boards, with a 1" chip at the spine crown and very light wear along the front outer hinge. From the copyright page: "This work is dedicated to the integral reproduction in heliogravure of the 105 etchings made by Marc CHAGALL, for the illustrations of the Bible. The artist specially composed for the present work 16 lithographs in color and 12 in black as well as the cover and title page. This book constitutes a double number (33-34) of VERVE in the French edition. The American edition is published by HARCOURT, BRACE and Company, New York." All of the lithographs and heliogravures are in pristine condition, with no wear or markings of any kind. Folio, the color and black lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres, the heliogravures in black by Draeger Freres. With an appreciation by Meyer Schapiro.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, [1956]., 1956. First edition. First edition. Inked inscription on the front fly leaf "To Jean, who has made this and the 87 others possible. With love. Erle Stanley Gardner, January 1957." Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends. A Perry Mason mystery and an exceptional copy.

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        The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

      London: N.p. [BBC], 1956. 23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Revisions, annotations and doodles throughout, some dampstaining to upper half. First edition. CO-WRITER LARRY STEPHENS' COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO FRONT PAGE AND WITH HIS REVISIONS AND ELABORATE DOODLES THROUGHOUT. 'Larry was an ex-commando captain, who had seen some tough service in the Far East. He had a natural flair for comedy scriptwriting and shared with the Goons their irreverence and sense of the ridiculous, and also their artistic and musical leanings. He was both an able pianist and a meticulous illustrator of the definitive Goon character, with which he was wont to adorn the pages of his script.' (Jimmy Grafton, The Goon Show Companion). Larry Stephens is one of the more elusive figures in British comedy history. He and Spike Milligan were kindred spirits. Both were jazz fanatics (Stephens was a skilled pianist); both had faced the terror of war (Stephens as a Commando Captain); both battled personal demons. Stephens began his comedy career writing material for his close friend, the yet-to-be-famous Tony Hancock, but by 1951 had found his spiritual home at The Goon Show. He was a rock for the famously unstable Spike Milligan, able most weeks to distil the essence of Spike's madness into a workable Goon Show script. Stephens' ability to speak fluent Milligan made their writing partnership the most reliably productive on the show, and is also the main reason why the short film The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn comes closest of all visual adaptations to capturing the almost abstract imaginary universe of the Goons. But Stephens was an alcoholic, and his excessive drinking led to battles with the BBC as early as Series 2 -- and also to his tragically early death from a cerebral haemorrhage in January 1959, at the age of thirty-five. Stephens' absent-minded habit of doodling Goonish caricatures on his scripts is well documented (see above), but examples rarely appear on the open market. The script offered here carries some excellent examples, notably the full-page rendering of 'Xerxes Print, Horse-Plucker-In-Ordinary'. The dampstaining (which has not affected the doodles) seems to have taken place a long time ago: Stephens' name on the front page is blanched slightly, but is perfectly legible. A recording of this show is held in the BBC Sound Archives. Spike Milligan was unwell at the time of recording, and does not appear; his place was taken by George Chisholm. An extremely rare and highly desirable piece of British comedy history.

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        Long Day's Journey into Night

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,, 1956. Tall octavo. Original oatmeal cloth spine, spine lettered in gilt on a black ground, black cloth covers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, a stunning copy of O'Neill's masterpiece and one of the great plays of the 20th century.

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        Images pour un jardin sans murs.

      Paris, Pierre de Tartas 1956 - Le présent ouvrage est le fruit de la collaboration amicale de Maurice Genevoix et de Maurice de Vlaminck. 9 planches en couleurs et 8 bois gravés en plusieurs tons ornant les lettrines. Complet & Contrôlé Édition originale tirée 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci, sur vélin de Rives, non numéroté (Exemplaire réservé à l'auteur), un des quelques exemplaires réservés. Paris, Pierre de Tartas - non daté (1956) - 110 pages. Envoi dédicacé de Maurice Genevoix daté de Noel 1958, sur la page du faux titre. Pages volantes sous couverture au titre imprimée. Étui coffret toile bleue jeans. Signatures de l'auteur et de l'artiste imprimées en rouge sur le plat supérieur. Traces d'insolation sur l'étui. Pales rousseurs sur la couverture et les gardes uniquement. Très bon état. Format in-folio (37x28). Edition illustrée Dédicacé par l'auteur

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        Hesperus - Blätter der Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft Nr. 12 Oktober 1956,

      Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft Bayreuth 1956 Taschenbuch Seiten 68 Format 18x25 altersbedingt guter Zustand, angestoßen, Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Gargantua. Texte d'époque intégral.

      Paris, Éditionsd'Art Éryx 1956 - Pointes Sèches originales de Gaston Barret. La vie treshorrificque du Grand Gargantua, Père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas Abstracteur de quinte essence Livre plein de Pantagruelisme. Édition tirée à 395 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°27) un des 14 exemplaires sur vélin JAPON d'origine fait main numérotés de 20 à 33 comprenant : un croquis original, trois suites des gravures et des planches refusées en différents états avec remarques en trois tons sur CHINE, un bon à tirer. Exemplaire signé par l'illustrateur sur la justification et truffé d'une suite supplémentaire (non justifiée) des 4 planches refusées, d'un zinc découpé et du courrier de commande des Éditions Eryx avec enveloppe. Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, Éditions d'Art Éryx - 1956 - 194 pages. Un portrait frontispice et 14 illustrations en couleurs, dont une à double page. Complet & Contrôlé. Pages volantes sous couverture rouge repliée et aux titres imprimées. Les suites également sous couvertures. Chemise avec dos lisse maroquin rouge, aux titre et auteurs dorés. Étui plein maroquin rouge. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x23). Edition illustrée

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        Aquarell: Blick über einen Tannenwald in eine schroffe Gebirgslandschaft: Möglicherweise im Elbsandsteingebirge.

       1956 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 ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Heilmann, Max Heilmann, Aquarell, Elbe, Elbsandsteingebirge, Bastei, Google

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples


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        Damn Yankees: A New Musical

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 164 p. Gray cloth with black and gilt stamping, mounted photo at front, orange top stain. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine panel darkened, price intact ($2.95). Includes a yellow card signed by co-writer and director George Abbott, as well as a card signed by Jean Stapleton, who played "Sister" in the original production, and an original 1956 playbill from Forty-Six Street Theatre where the play debuted. An attractive copy of the Broadway smash.

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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1956 - First English language edition. Tiny ding on rear board, boards lightly rubbed, spine lightly foxed, ink names on front endpapers. 74, [1] pp. Tipped in glossy photographic illustrations reproduced from scenes in the 1955 Disney / True-Life Adventure film of the same name. Photography by Alfred & Emma Milotte, who spent three years on location to complete this project. The film won the Silver Bear Award at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival. The book was designed by Armand A. Bigle and produced by Marc Barraud from the original French language edition 'Walt Disney Lions d'AFrique.' Printed in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland. This work is important for a number of reasons: as an artifact of early American efforts in documentary nature films; as a piece of Walt Disney memorabilia; as evidence of early conservation efforts; and as a notable example of book design, and of tipped-in photographs in particular. While we found between two and three dozen copies in institutional holdings, this title appears to be rather scarce in the trade.Keywords: FILM MOTION PICTURE MOVIE CINEMA WALT DISNEY AFRICAN LION [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heiner und sein Wildhengst

      München : F. Schneider, - keine Altersangabe --ca. 1956 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        President Eisenhower's hand corrected campaign speech given one month before his second election. Typed Manuscript with copious hand written annotations, unsigned, 15 pp., Folio, Washington , DC, ca October 9, 1956

      This is his second draft (so titled) for the president's 1956 presidential campaign speech delivered in Pittsburgh at the Hunt's Armory, Oct. 10, 1956. and on national television. The 1956 campaign was the first in which televised campaign ads were influential, allowing the candidates to avoid some of the rigors of in-person campaigning. We include a photographed copy of the speech "as actually delivered" released to the press. Our typed manuscript bears dozens of pencil changes incorporating hundreds of words, including whole sections that Eisenhower rewrote and in several instances crossed out and edited again. He used the margins as he ran out of room on the typed pages. Thus, the president's abundant editing offers great insight into his thoughts while on the last leg of his second presidential campaign. A few selections from Eisenhower's hand corrected draft of his nationally televised campaign speech in Pittsburgh one month before his election to his second term: Eisenhower edits the opening line following "My fellow citizens" as follows: "We are now passing through one of those political episodes..." Typed text continues: "when democracy, in this Republic, tests and proves itself...." In the finished speech, Eisenhower talks about honesty in political campaigns on the issues of government support of big vs. small businesses, faltering education, social security and unemployment, federal support of health programs. On foreign policy he mentions the end of the Korean War, aid to other nations, "Weakness invites aggression. Strength stops it...." He advocates for weapons testing as a war deterrent. Annotations in pencil throughout the fifteen page speech. Staple holes and a paperclip impression in upper left corner. Light wear and in very good condition. Additional quotes: "What then is the real issue? It is this: what principles -- what policies and programs -- can best help our people to gain and to guard these blessings? How shall we debate this issue? I do it with this conviction: what matters in a democracy is not how loudly our leaders speak -- but how responsibly -- now how big their promises are --- but how honest. "They say that your government of today cares only for 'big business' -- nothing for 'small business' Now what are the facts?...the testing fact -- is that the enforcement of anti-trust laws has never been more strict..we...created the Small Business Administration ...." Eisenhower won his second presidential campaign, with Richard Nixon as his running mate, defeating Democratic party candidate Adlai Stevenson for the second time. In the 1956 election, Eisenhower won by an electoral college landslide and also received 57% of the popular vote. Rare in this format and with important and timely content.

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