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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House, 1956 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with almost no fading to the spine, which is unusual for this title. Price 250/250 on front flap of jacket and list of only 12 titles on back panel. First printing according to the Younger Guide.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Rapsodiia v stile bliuz ?

      Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo [State Music Publishers],, 1956. Perelozhenie dlia dvukh fortepiano [Rhapsody in Blue ? transcribed for two pianos]. Quarto (287 × 222 mm). Wire-stitched in the original printed wrappers. Staples a touch rusted, just a little rubbed on the spine and at the wrap edges, pale toning, last leaf creased, overall very good. Apparently the first Russian edition of Rhapsody in Blue, and as was often the case with Muzizdat publications of contemporary Western music, it is possible that it was a piracy. Uncommon, no copy traced on OCLC. Introduction by the leading soviet musicologist Grigori Schneerson.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tavole di Logaritmi con cinque decimali

      EDITORE ULRICO HOEPLI, MILANO 1956 - Manuali Hoepli ITALIANO Piccola brossura tascabile, avvolta da copertina artigianale protettiva firmata, conservata in generale ottimo stato, esterno ed interno. Quarantunesiama edizione, a cura dell' Ing. Enrico Garnier.

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      New York: Camino Gallery, 1956.. 1956.. Fair. 1956 POSTER FOR THE CAMINO GALLERY'S MID-SEASON SALON EXHIBITING WORKS BY MORE THAN 80 IMPORTANT ARTISTS - sc - A 28 inch high by 17 inch wide poster advertising the Camino Gallery's mid-season salon listing over 80 artists who will participate in the exhibition. "'Opening' Fri. Dec 14th to Jan. 3rd 1957" is boldly printed across the top and "Camino Gallery Mid- Season Salon" is boldly centered in the middle with the address and hours of the exhibition also listed along the bottom: "Open 1-6 Daily / Friday 8- 10 p.m. / 92 E 10th St. OR.4.9418". The names of more than 80 artists fill the surface of the sheet. Folded horizontally and vertically for mailing with dampstaining along the folds and corners. The creamy white paper is toned and darkened. There are numerous chips and tears to the edges with damage along the top edge affecting the dates and also tears to the bottom edge which touch on the address. A small piece is out from the bottom edge and a tear which extends from it has been reinforced with archival linen tape from the verso. A tear along the left edge of the horizontal fold has also been repaired with archival tape from the verso. There are a few additional tears which radiate out from the horizontal center fold. <p>More than 80 important artists are represented, including Milton Resnick, Ad Reinhardt, Don Judd, Hans Hofmann, Steve Pace, Franz Kline, Alan Kaprow, Al Katz, Willem de Kooning, Herman Cherry, George Segal, Wolf Kahn, Al Held, John Krushenick and his brother Nicholas Krushenick, Ray Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, George Terasaki, Tadashi Sato, John Grillo, George Morrison, Charles Cajori. Cajori is incorrectly identified as "George". "George" is crossed out and his correct name "Charles" is penciled in as is the "i" in "Cajori". The name of the artist Henry Jacobs is added in ink.<p>The Camino Gallery opened in the Fall of 1956 exhibiting the works of countless important artists until it closed in the Fall of 1963.<p>RARE. [No copies found in WorldCat].

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        Le Crépuscule des vieux

      1956Paris, Gallimard, 1956. In-8°, 367 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires (dont 5 HC) sur vélin de Hollande, premier papier avant 70 sur Lafuma et 550 en cartonnage Bonet (n° 4). Exemplaire parfait, non coupé.

      [Bookseller: Julien Mannoni livres anciens]
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        Three Mid 20th century Manuscript Cookbooks

      1956. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 3 manuscript cookbooks in notebooks all by Maria G. de la Parra. One dated 1956, the others of very similar dates. One with browning in the center and edges, but not affecting legibility, scattered browning to another, generally very clean. One with 40 numbered pages, written on both sides, 2 blank and one nearly so, the rest with between 1 and 4 recipes per page. One with 25 pages, mostly on one side, a few illustrated, a number of recipes stretching past a page. The last with 25 pages of recipes and four recipes laid in. A nice group with recipes for: Lengua rellena, ngokis a la Romana, empanada de almendra, jalletina de Jamaica (a note at the rear indicates that some of the jalletina's come from Josefina Vasquez de Leon's 1947 cookbook), pan de almidon, chilaquiles, lomo de puerco enchiladas, huevos guisados. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000404.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Alexander Begg's red river resistance ( 193/ 540) ( and 34 other titles)

      The Champlain Society 1956 - 35 books of Morton, Arthur, Spry, Stacey, Baskerville, Upton 1, White, Klinck and Talman , Upton 2, Fergusson ,Preston, Douglas, Macleod, Stevens and Saywell 2, Harvey and Fergusson, Saywell, Mckenzie 1, Stewart, Mckenzie 2, Lamb, Cough , Fergusson, Wood 1, Firth, Read and Stagg, Murray, Morton and Roy, Johnston, Fergusson, Glover, Wood 2 , Wilson, Reid, Stevens ans Saywell 1, Innis. Plus of 18,000 pages . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        The Silver Sword ( With The Correct First Issue Wrapper )

      The First UK Printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1956. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. It would be fine except for mild spotting to the text block, paste-downs and end papers. The pages remain clean apart from one or two spots to the page edges. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct First Issue. Mild edge-wear with a little loss a the spine ends. Mild toning to the spine and the flap edges. Closed tears to the lower front edge and at the folds. Mild toning and spotting to the rear cover. The C. Walter Hodges wrapper artwork ( reproduced as the colour frontispiece ) looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A very presentable copy and scarce to find as such in this condition. 'One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945' (Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). The Silver Sword, has become a classic, bringing to life the story of four refugee children and their search for their parents in the chaos of Europe immediately after World War II. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams

      City Lights Books, San Francisco 1956 - 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in court paving the way for a new generation of artists. This Second Edition is even more rare than the First as more than two-thirds of the original printing was confiscated and destroyed by the customs agency. As with first edition printing, Dedication to Lucian Carr is missing and book printing is in grey-blue. A light water spot along the half inch closest to the spine on this original printed white band pasted to black cover, which is all that keeps this from being a very fine copy. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," (p. 9). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of The English Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company,, 1956?58. 4 volumes. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with maps and diagrams. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. All first editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aux confins de la chine. Trente-six lithographies originales de Lou Albert-Lasard avec un texte inédit de Jean Cocteau.

      Caractères, Paris (1956) - 2°. (92 Seiten) 10 Blatt (Text) und 36 Blatt mit montierten Originallithographien auf Chinapapier lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe mit Deckelillustration von Lou Albert-Lasard. Im Orig.-Pappschuber. Mappe und Schuber mit Furnierbezug. 31,8 x 41,8 cm. Nr. 60 von 120 (gesamt 150) Exemplaren der Normalausgabe auf "pur chiffon Montval", im Druckvermerk von Lou Albert-Lasard eigenhändig signiert. - "Il a été tiré 230 exemplaires de cet ouvrage de la Collection d´Art "Caractères" dirigée par Bruno Durocher." ("ERRATUM: De cet ouvrage il a été tiré effectivement cent-cinquante exemplaires, dont trente exemplaires de tete"). "Les planches ont été tirées par les soins du maitre lithographe E. Desjobert, Villa Coeur-de-Vey, Paris." - Papier gering gebräunt und vereinzelt minimal fleckig, wenige kleine Randeinrisse, die Blätter mit den montierten Lithographien mit Bleistift durchnumeriert, die letzten 5 rückseitig mit Bleistift auf deutsch betitelt. Mappe leicht fleckig, hinteres Rückengelenk etwas eingerissen. Schuber etwas beschädigt und mit privatem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Ruland & Raetzer]
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        Farfalla di Dinard

      Venezia; Neri Pozza, 1956. in 8°; pp. 104; br. orig. a due colori; 1^ ed. Tiratura di 450 esemplari. Comprende 25 bozzetti ed elzeviri scelti tra quelli apparsi su 'Il Corriere della Sera' e 'Corriere d'Informazione', tra il 1947 e il 1950. Eccellente esemplare ancora intonso

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico il Libraio]
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        Schöne Sammlung. 17 Bände + Zugabe.

      Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1956 (ff) - Sehr guter Zustand. Nameneintrag. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Die Sammlung enthält: Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. I-III + Indexband. (1956 - 1958). / Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit. I bis IV. (1971 - 1973). / Individuum und Kosmos. (1963). / Wesen des Symbolbegriffs. (1965). / Kants Leben und Lehre. (1972). / Leibniz' System in seinen wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen. (1962). / Zur modernen Physik. (1957). / Freiheit und Form. Studien zur deutschen Geistesgeschichte. (1961). / Zur Logik der Kulturwissenschaften. Fünf Studien. (1961). / Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff. Untersuchungen über die Grundfragen der Erkenntniskritik. ( 1969). / Idee und Gestalt. Goethe. Schiller. Hölderlin. Kleist. (1973). / Beigabe: Toni Cassirer. Mein Leben mit Ernst Cassirer. Gebundene Ausgabe der Fotokopie des Exemplares der Hessischen Landesbibliothek Wiesbaden (Gerstenberg 1981). Deutsch 8000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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      1956 In Folio 47x35 cm Editions R.E.S.M. Editions originale limitée à 350 exemplaires. Signé par Eduardo Malta. Langue : Portugais. Reliure toilée jaune, avec quelques traces de rousseurs incrustée dans la reliure, bon état d'usage. Trés belle édition de ce livre peu commun. couverture en partie déboitée (sans atteinte ni a la reliure ni aux cahiers) facilement restaurable à trés peu de frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Levant]
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        Eloge de Charles CAMOIN.

      Manuel Bruker Editeur Paris 1956 In-4 ( 335 X 265 mm ) en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée. Edition originale, illustrée de 8 lithographies originales 6 en couleurs dont 3 sur double-page, 1 en bistre et 1 en noir de Charles CAMOIN. Tirage limité et unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, celui-ci ( N°4 ), 1 des 20 premiers enrichi d'une suite des lithographies sur vélin du Marais dont le frontispice signé et justifié au crayon par l'artiste. Très bel exemplaire. Très rare avec la suite. D'autres photos sur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Tiré à Part]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1956 & 1957, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 5th impression published in 1956, in its correct 5th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 4th impression published in 1956, in a original 4th impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a 3rd impression published in 1957, in its correct 3rd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with minor chips and loss to the edges, mostly the spine fold areas on the Two Towers and The Fellowship of the Ring. The Return of the King slows a bit more soiling to the dustjacket and a slight bit of fading to the red lettering. It also has some damp marks to the front edges of the front and back boards, causing some mottling and fading to the red cloth, does not appear to have effected the textblock at all. Overall these books are in remarkable condition with only the most minor of loss or wear to the edges, mainly at the spine folds, and only very light tanning to the spines. The dustjackets are priced and not clipped and covered in archival protectors. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with a bit of offsetting to the endpapers in the The Fellowship and less so The Two Towers. No previous owners names, no other writing or markings to the books. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom bonded red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. An excellent, bright set, with a little foxing to edges of text block, in the bright jackets with slightly sunned spines and a few nicks to extremities. 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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        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; very slight foxing at top page ends; and very slight darkening of the endpapers. Dust jacket is intact and has original price of $3.50 printed on the front flap. Slight creasing at the bottom right corner with a tear along front hinge, and also slight creasing at bottom of the spine end, with a very small amount of chipping. Light soiling from age.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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      Albin Michel 1956 - - Albin Michel, Paris 1956, 13x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, le nôtre portant le N°1, tirage de tête. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on vellum Marais ours wearing the number 1 top draw. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Konkret realism. / Bærtling, Jacobsen, Mortensen. Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm. Mars-april 1956.

      Stockholm, Liljevalchs Konsthall, 1956. 4:o. 80 s. Rikt illustrerad i färg och svartvitt, bl. a. med sex inklistrade seriegrafier. Vackert och påkostat klotband i olikfärgade fält, baserat på katalogens karakteristiska omslag (Isbergs, Norrköping). Omslagen medbundna. Nyskick. Med dedikation av Richard Mortensen daterad 1961. Med essayer om Olle Baertling (av Oscar Reutersvärd), Robert Jacobsen (av Rolf Söderberg) och Richard Mortensen (av Karl G. Hultén). "Slagordet Konkret realism skapades förmodligen av Richard Mortensen. [...] Richard Mortensen och Robert Jacobsen, båda danskar som var verksamma efter andra världskriget i Frankrike, och Olle Baertling ställde ut sina verk i mars och april 1956 i Liljevalchs i Stockholm. Mortensen och Baertling visade målerier, medan Jacobsen visade skulpturer i svetsat järn. Folke Holmér, intendent för Liljevalchs konsthall framhöll i den praktfulla katalogen att utställningen var den radikalaste i konsthallens historia. [...] Utställningen i Stockholm blev en stor framgång för de tre konstnärerna. De var olikartade till lynnet och till formgivningen, men de kunde enas om att de var konkreta. Tidigare modernismer var puristiska, det vill säga att formen renodlades med att ta bort mer och mer av det föreställande men det fanns i denna avantgardekonst ett substrat av något föreställande. Den konkreta konsten börjar däremot med den icke föreställande bilden. Det är den vackraste utställning som Liljevalchs har haft på mycket länge, sammanfattar Clas Brunius i en recension i Expressen. [...] I många tidningar utanför Stockholm uppmärksammades utställningen med stora artiklar. Konsthistorikern Sven Sandström skrev en stor artikel i Arbetet i Malmö. Han sammanfattade: Baertling abstrakt, gravallvarlig och patetisk. Mortensen kraftfull, suverän och disciplinerat lekfull och Jacobsen, slutligen, med all sin strama och spekulativa strävan den mest sensuelle och den mest uppsluppne i sällskapet. När man studerar dessa kritiska reaktioner, vågar man påstå att utställningen var ett framgångsrikt genombrott för den konkreta konsten i Sverige" (Teddy Brunius 2010, för Galerie Bel'Art). (Katalog nr 219.)

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Time for the Stars

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 1956, First Edition. Hardcover, blue cloth, title and design in black. Beautiful starry endpapers. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Absoultely minor shelfwear to the spine ends, corners and along the edges; clean and unmarked contents; sound, square binding. The DJ with shallow chipping to the spine ends and corners; spine sunned; rubbing to the rear panel; shallow loss to the bottom edge of the rear panel. The image on the front panel is bright, clean and complete; original price ($2.75) present. Digital images available upon request.

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        Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1956. Edited by G. H. von Wright, R. Rhees, G. E. M. Anscombe. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Parallel text in English and German. A bright copy in a jacket with one short closed tear to front panel and light toning to spine panel. Excellent. First edition in English, first impression, of the author's major work on the philosophy of mathematics. Originally published under the title Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik in the same year. Although intended as the second part of the author's Philosophical Investigations, this imposing and brilliantly edited work stands by itself. A beautiful copy.

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

      26 numéros in-4 br. sous 2 reliures mobiles éditeur bordeaux, Société Anonyme Philips, 1956-1962 Superbe et rare tête de série de cette magnifique revue technique, en parfait état. Prix du lot, non séparable.

      [Bookseller: SARL Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Plakat - Stella Filter. Maryland extrafine (Zigaretten).

      1956 128 x 90 cm, Tadellos Vom Künstler unten rechts signiert und datiert: « 20.12.1990. Herbert Leupin». Herbert Leupin (1916 -1999) einer der wichtigsten Schweizer Werbegrafiker (ca. 1000 Plakate). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Künstlerplakate Plakate - Konsumwerbung

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        The Case of the Terrified Typist [Inscribed Association Copy]

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1956. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO HIS NIECE ON THE FEP: "To Nordie/With so/many thanks/for so many things/Yours/Erle/Erle Stanley Gardner/Dec. 1955." A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket; colorful red and black dust jacket designed by Bill Hughes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Alberto GIACOMETTI. Nu de profil. Eau forte / etching, 1956.

      1956 - Eau forte à partir du cuivre rayé d'un tirage en noir de 1953 / Etching (this edition use a strippe copper after an original print). Année : 1956 // Illustration : 57 x 304 mm / 2.24 x 11.97 in // Tirage : limité à cette édition (2000 exemplaires) plus un tirage à 50 exemplaires, numérotés et signés / Limited edition of 2000 unsigned impressions and 50 signed & numbered impressions // Imprimeur : Crommelynck // Editeur : Maeght (Derrière le Miroir 92-93 - 10 ans d'édition) // Référence : Lust 64. Parfait état (sans encadrement) / As new (unframed).

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        Bible. Verve, Vol. VIII, N. 33 et 34

      Paris , VERVE, 1956 - Ce double numéro est consacré à la reproduction intégrale en héliogravure des 105 planches gravées à l'eau-forte par Marc Chagall, entre 1930 et 1955, pour l'illustration de la Bible. L'artiste a composé spécialement pour la présent ouvrage 16 lithographies en couleurs et 12 en noir, ainsi que la couverture et la page de titre. Textes par Jean Wahl et Meyer Schapiro. 105 planches en noir. 4to. pp. Non numerate. . Ottimo (Fine). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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      Montreal: Contact Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Montreal: Contact Press, 1956 The first volume of the McGill Poetry Series, and the uncommon first volume by one of the Exceptional Voices of Our Age. Designed by Leonard and one of a few hundred (3-400) copies printed (Nadel, p. 45). Black cloth, line drawings by early muse Freda Guttman, pp.79. Lacks the rare dust jacket. Cohen has continued, through the half century since this debut, to be an innovator of international importance. Cloistered or traveling, Cohen continues to speak prophetic volumes as he wanders through our time. Questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        The Ginger Man

      London: Neville Spearman, , 1956. With an Introduction by Arland Ussher. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Tiny split to head of spine; a very good copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine, light wear to spine ends, and a few marks to rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "J. P. Donleavy, Washington D.C. March 1994."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vacances Forcées. With 24 prints by Dufy.

      Paris, Robert Vialetey 1956 - Vacances Forcées. DORGELES Roland, Illustrated by Raoul Dufy. Paris, Robert Vialetey, 1956. In-Folio. Loose pages as issued, guarded in chemise and slipcase. Original edition, with 24 color compositions by Raul Dufy that accompany the text of Dorgeles, that dedicated the book to the memory of his friend Dufy. Robert Blanchet has drawn and engraved the title, and the head letters were engraved by Robert Blanchet. Limited edition, one of the 141 copies on chiffon de rives. Signed in pen on the justification page by the author, the engraver, and the publisher. Very Good/ Near Fine conditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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

      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).

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        The Caribbean. Fly There by B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation.

      B.O.A.C. 1956. - Vintage color poster, 40 x 25 inches. Pinhole in upper right corner and upper left edge, abrasion to lower right corner and mid right edge, several light creases from rolling, light wear at edges; overall very good, clean and bright condition. A striking image by Hayes of a woman dancing in colorful dress, brightly colored yellow and white background. 56/619 printed at lower left; "Printed in Great Britain" at lower right. A dynamic and engaging 50s B.O.A.C. poster. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Visit Jordan.

      Jordan Tourist Department. Rome. 1956. - Color poster, 39 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Short tears and light creasing to left and right edges (outside image area). This striking vintage travel poster features an image by Salah El Din of a Jordanian woman holding a vessel above her head with stylised traces of an architectural structure in the background. "Issued by Jordan Tourist Department" printed in lower left corner. "Printed in Italy by AGOR, Roma 1956" in lower right corner.

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      Bodley Head 1956 - First edition. Blue boards lettered in silver in the pale blue dustwrapper, with a drawing by Pauline Baynes on the upper panel. A fine copy with a little foxing to the page edges in a very near fine dustwrapper, which is crisp and bright with just a little tanning to the white of the spine and a little light foxing to the back panel. Illustrated in black and white by Pauline Baynes. The last in the Narnia series. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for children's literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Barbarous Coast

      Knopf, 1956 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book is in near fine condition with only very slight edgewear to the bottom edges of the boards. Small book seller sticker affixed to the front free end paper. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Slight rubbing to the corners and spine ends, and light soiling. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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      1956. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur, seuls grands papiers après 75 pur fil. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Cohen à Denise Mercier. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur, seuls grands papiers après 75 pur fil. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Cohen à Denise Mercier. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Bound Book of Music From the 1956 Production of "Li'l Abner" Based on the Famous Comic Strip -- From the Personal Collection of Al Capp

      - Bound collection of music from ''Li'l Abner'', the Broadway musical based on Al Capp's famous comic strip. Wildly successful, the musical comedy opened on 15 November 1956 with a run of 693 performances and subsequent nationwide tour and Hollywood film. The Tony Award-winning comedic spoof was based on the popular strip featuring Li'l Abner, a hillbilly from Dogpatch, Kentucky. With music written by Gene dePaul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, the present volume includes 223pp. of music reproduced from the manuscript, including 54 separate musical numbers for popular songs like, ''Namely You'' sung by characters Daisy Mae and Li'l Abner and ''If I Had My Druthers'' sung by Li'l Abner and Cronies. Book is bound in red boards with ''Li'l Abner'' in gilt to front cover and spine. ''Al Capp'' is also engraved to cover in gilt, this having been his personal copy. Includes original playbill bound at beginning of book from the production with photos and bios of each of the actors. Measures 11'' x 13''. Minor wear to covers and mild toning to pages, else near fine. From the personal collection of Al Capp.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        Album de Photographies Anciennes Originales du Congrès des Homéopathes (6 mai 1956 à Tours), Séance d'ouverture de l'Ecole de Médecine, la Galette des Rois, Inaguration du Crédit Lyonnais, Ateliers d'Orientation Professionnelle ...

      1956. ***. 1956. In-12.Bon état. Album d'environ 75 planches illustrées de 10 à 12 clichés originaux en noir et blanc, soit environ 700 à 800 clichés. ... Bal des Enfants (8 mars 1956), Le Virage Gastronomique (19 mars 1956, à Vouvray). Congrès des Photographes, Diner E.O.R (Décembre 1956), Voyage des Canadiens en Touraine (Sept 1956), Imprimerie Barbot-Gallon, Le Gel rue Eupatoria (Fév 1956), remise de la Légion d'Honneur, Edith Bonhomme (danseuse étoile), Congrès de la Houille Blanche (4 juin 1955), Le Président Truman à Chenonceaux (9 juin 1956), Cogrès International de Lunetterie (16 juin 1956), Sainte Ursule, Soirée à l'Omlympia, Miss Univers à Tours, Pensionnat Sainte Ursule - Saint Cyran du Jambo. Conférence Lobomat, Inauguration de la Clinique St-Grégoire (17 octobre 1956), Réception du Sweet-Briar College" au Musée (22 octobre 1956

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        Bugles and a Tiger. A Personal Story. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Michael Joseph, [1956]. 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates, illustrations in the text and a full-page map; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frames, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Masters' classic narrative of his service with 4th Gurkhas, Indian Army in the years preceding WWII. The best account of its kind since Yeats-Brown's 'Bengal Lancer' nearly thirty years earlier.

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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 superlative, 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 set features truly fine dust jackets with near fine plus volumes beneath, and is quite elusive in such condition. The dust jackets are crisp, vividly bright, immaculately clean, and entirely complete, unclipped and with no discernible wear. Spine presentation is magnificent. One has to see a great many first edition sets ? which we have ? to appreciate how bright these dust jackets remain. The dust jackets are preserved beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptional examples. The red cloth bindings remain perfectly square and tight with unfaded red color, vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no reportable wear. The contents are not only beautifully bright with no previous ownership marks, but also entirely free of the spotting endemic to this edition. Even the fore and bottom edges remain pristine. The sole flaw that prevents our grading this set as truly fine is uniform fading to the red topstain across all four volumes. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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

      Verlag George Wittenborn, New York 1956 - 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). 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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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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