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        Deutsche Obstsorten. Farbtafeln von Anni Schalin. 1.-9. Lieferung.

      Deutscher Bauernverlag, Berlin, 1956 - 9 Teile. Berlin, Deutscher Bauernverlag 1956-1959. 4° (30 x 21 cm). 7 Textseiten u. je 4 Seiten Erklärungen zu den Obstsorten sowie 2 Seiten Berichtigungen, dazu 2 doppelblattgrosse Farbbestimmungstafeln u. 192 Farbtafeln: 44 Apfel- und 21 Birnensorten (dargestellt auf je 2 Tafeln), 39 Kirschen, 17 Pflaumen, 2 Pfirsiche, 2 Aprikosen und 2 Walnuss-Sorten (diese beiden Tafeln doppelblattgroß). 9 Original-Mappen. Umschläge teils ein wenig berieben u. teilweise an den Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen bzw. etwas abgegriffen, innen frisch. (Arbeiten der Zentralstelle für Sortenwesen) SW: Steinobst, Süsskirschen, Sauerkirschen, Obst, Äpfel, Birnen, Pomologie Umschläge teils ein wenig berieben u. teilweise an den Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen bzw. etwas abgegriffen, innen frisch.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.. First British editions, first printings of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Near fine in the original dust jackets with light shelfwear. A very nice example of this set. "Churchill?'s last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for Churchill?'s works" (Langworth, 312).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Indian Camp (Original screenplay for an unproduced television episode of "Playwrights '56")

      New York: Self published, 1956. Draft script for an unproduced episode of television series, "Playwrights '56 (1955-1956), produced by Fred Coe and based on stories by Ernest Hemingway. Written by two of the show's prominent writers, A.E. Hotchner and Sidney Carroll. A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway were friends and informal business partners, Hotchner often acting as a literary agent. The two corresponded with each other extensively throughout the 1950s, and their correspondence was collected in the 2005 book, "Dear Papa, Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A.E. Hotchner, " edited by Albert J. DeFazio III, with a preface by Hotchner. Scripts for "The Battler" (season 1, episode 2) and "The Capital of the World" (unproduced) have also been seen, both based on Hemingway stories. Yul Brynner directed an adaptation of "The Capital of the World," as part of the "Omnibus" TV series in 1953. Carroll continued to write screenplays for films into the 1960s, including "The Hustler" (1961) and "Gambit" (1966), while Hotchner's only film credits include the screenplay for "Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man" (1962), and the source memoir for "King of the Hill" (1993), as well as several TV movies. "Playwrights '56" aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in 1955 and ran for about one year. The show featured primarily small-scale dramas, often set in small towns or working-class city neighborhoods. Writers included Gore Vidal, Sumner Locke Elliott, and J.P. Miller. Notable performers included Frank Overton, Joan Blondell, Paul Douglas, Lillian Gish, Tom Evell, Edmond O'Brien, Conrad Nagel, Sylvia Sidney, Ethel Waters, Ralph Bellamy, and more. Most, if not all, of the episodes have been lost to audiences, with several kinescopes and videotapes of 14 episodes housed in the archives at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research in Madison, Wisconsin. "The Battler" also appears to be the only episode with holdings in worldwide libraries, in visual formats only. Only the second copy of this adaptation we have handled, presumed to be the only adaptation of this Hemingway story. Gray wrappers with paper title label. Title page preset, undated, noted as "A three-part scenario," with credits for Hemingway and screenwriters Hotchner and Carroll. 26 leaves, typed, with the last leaf of text numbered 23. Near Fine overall, bound internally with three silver brads. Complete collation details available upon request.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell, 1956-58., 1956. A superb set of FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent green half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spines with raised bands, blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

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        Archive - British Architect for Foreign Aid Projects in Africa & Southeast Asia - Includes Detailed Design Plans & Specifications, Drawings, Photographs and Travel Journal

      Nigeria, 1956. Nigeria, Algeria, Botswana, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, 1956-1992. Archive of senior architect K. T. Dean, featuring numerous documents, photographs and drawings for the planning and design of major projects, mainly of educational facilities for underprivileged communities in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as one manuscript travel journal recollecting highlights of time spent abroad. The lot in very good condition. Kenneth Troughton Dean, born in England in 1926, worked on an international level with the Nigerian Government, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and other powerful organizations, and specialized in Educational Planning and Design programs. A voluminous archive documenting long term construction projects for the betterment of educational welfare in underdeveloped countries, from inception to completion, by a British architect of high repute. Mr. Kenneth Troughton Dean concentrated his efforts, for the majority of his career, in Africa and in Southeast Asia. This material, preserved by him, commemorates and reveals details of important works in Nigeria, as well as Algeria, and Botswana, as well as Jakarta in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The archive includes the following: "Tale Ends" - A Manuscript Travellogue with Photographs. 8vo. 61 pages in manuscript plus illustration in various formats including manuscript diagrams and original photographs. Entertaining and informative, with approximately 25 pages of text and several photographs devoted to travels to Nigeria, Mr. Dean recollects over three decades of travel to underdeveloped countries, having made 5 separate visits to Nigeria between the years 1956 and 1982. Fascinating advertisements, clipped articles, calling cards, and such miscellanea are also tipped in. The narrative begins by describing a journey made in 1980 for business purposes to Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, followed by a journey to El Asnam in Algeria, September 1981 with the Nottingham division of CLASP (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme). In June 1982 in Tunisia he met with notable architects. Two visits to Sri Lanka follow. From earlier travels, an excellent photo of Mokolo, Northern Cameroon, was taken in September 1973, followed by photographs and accounts of travels in Nigeria. Here he mentions Nigeria's NUCCON (National Universities Commission Consultants) and a civil engineering project in which he had an influential leadership role. The work was supported by the Nigerian Federal government which announced that several new universities would simultaneously be planned and constructed across the country. Neatly dividing his work by travel interest, a chapter is headed "How we lived" beginning in Indonesia and then Nigeria, revealing here that he was in Wudil as early as 1957 and was hosted by the resident architect. He digresses with an entertaining yet unsettling experience from Kaduna in 1977. The next chapter describes hotel accommodations, from most unique pesspective of an architect, of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and of course Nigeria (Ibadan, Onitsha, etc.) "I visited Onitsha several times while working on a World Bank schools project... introducing me to the joys of chewing cola nut...). Similarly he describes rest houses in Accra, Ghana, and in Eket, Eastern Nigeria, and then restaurants and clubs of the same regions. 34 manuscript drawings made on the spot whilst travelling through Northern Nigeria by Mr. Dean from 1975-1981 (plus 2 made in Jakarta), each captioned and dated, most initialled. A skilled sketch artist, Dean hand draws some of the places visited in the state of Kaduna including hut villages, praying grounds, irrigation, a cemetery, and a dam. In Ife he sketches the site of a future university. Drawings are also made of an old road to Zaria, a residential compound, a primary school between Zaria and Kaduna, St. Bartholomew's church in Wusasa, Zaria - the oldest church in Northern Nigeria which was established in 1922, and the road to Yakasai. He includes scenes near Gubi, at Mokolo, at Rhumsiki and the Calabar airport. Pencil and ink drawings, some coloured, varying in size from 21 x 15 cm to 29 x 19 cm, each protected in a clear plastic sleeve, the lot contained in a blue folder with manuscript label "Northern Nigeria Sketches." Volume of pertinent technical notes on construction projects mainly in Nigeria outlines construction standards, logistics, site assessment, and much more. These include African education projects undertaken in Nigeria and elsewhere with the International Development Association, the World Bank, CLASP, and NUCCON, including the University of Technology in Owerri which was established in 1980. 8vo. Coil binding over cardstock letterhead covers of Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners architect firm (RMJM) with whom he frequently partnered with. Excellent visual and data-rich portfolio of works undertaken with British architect firm RMJM (Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners) including documents, diagrams, letters, reports, development proposal plans and profuse with photographs. Pertaining to Nigeria, this volume features residential accommodations for Nigerian universities, and a technological university project in Ruduyausa, Gamjuwa, Bauchi, and the Bauchi State University. Among Southeast Asia projects, we find schematics and photographs of an ESL school in Bangkok. 8vo. Large green binder brimming with images and information, each item contained in a clear plastic sleeve for protection. Three file folders, titled "Draft Texts, Africa etc;" "Overseas Material;" and "Reflections - Another Work," respectively. Containing more documents and photographs, we further find newspaper clippings and other published articles, as well as Dean's personal notes, contemplations, and autobiographical summary. Subject matter herein includes, in part, work with British architect Robin Atkinson in Lagos, schools in Bahrain, World Bank involvement in Nigeria, and corruption. A large manuscript map measuring approximately 75 x 60 cm is titled "Peoples of Nigeria." Folio folders labelled in manuscript. CLASP (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) is an unincorporated association made up of local authorities. It was established in 1957 at the instigation of the then Ministry of Education for the purpose of improving the construction and delivery of schools. The consortium addressed issues of skill and material short age together with a high demand. It turned to a systematic form of construction, one which relied on a high proportion of prefabricated elements and had the ability to be built on sites with poor ground conditions including mining subsidence. . Very Good.

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        Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae (CIMRM) 2 Bände/volumes, vollständig/complete.

      Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague - Text lateinisch/englisch. Aus der Bibliothek von Professor Walter Burkert, Altphilologe. Zwei Bände , goldgeprägtes Leinen mit Rückentitelei, kaum Gebrauchsspuren. ERSTER BAND: 1956. IX, 366 Textseiten mit Karten/Skizzen. Kleine Läsur auf blanko Trennblatt. Weiterhin Fototafeln (238 s/w Fotos/Abbildungen) auf hochwertigem Glanzpapier. Beigefügt diverse Beiträge relevant zum Thema und 2 Farb-Fotografien (Mithrasrelief). ZWEITER BAND: 1960. VI, 448 Textseiten mit Karten/Skizzen, weiterhin Fototafeln (s/w Fotos von 239 bis 664 nummeriert). Am Schluß grosse unverletzte Faltkarte. Beigefügt Heft:"The Biblical Archeologist, March 1978". Eine vollständige Áusgabe in sehr gutem Zustand. +++ Text english/latin. A complete set of 2 volumes, cloth with gilded title on spine. FIRST VOLUME: 1956. IX, 366 textpages with maps and sketches. small tear on blank interleave. Furthermore photo-plates (238 b/w Photos). In addition, several paper-cuttings on subject as well as 2 photographs in colour (Mithras relief). SECOND VOLUME: 1960. VI, 448 textpages with maps/sketches, furthermore b/w photo-plates numbered from 239 to 664. At the end, large, intact folding map. In addition a magazine:"the Biblical Archeologist, March 1978". A complete edition iin very good condition. +++ 19,5 x 27 cm, 3,5 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Hellenismus hellenism Nachschlagewerk Altphilologie Antike Altertumswissenschaft Epigraphik epigraphy Archäologie archeology Mithraskult Mithrasmysterien inscriptions mithraic mysteries Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        1956 Le Corbusier Modulor Mourlot Lithograph

      1956 - "Modulor" by Le Corbusier, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1956 from an edition size of 1000. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 29 x 21.25 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Original stone lithograph by Le Corbusier titled Modulor, published by Mourlot to commemorate one hundred years of printmaking at the Atelier Mourlot. Plate signed, not numbered. referenced on Page 63 of The Graphic Work. Printed on Arches Paper [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        New York Life Is Good and Good For You in New York Trance Witness Revels Album Petite Planete 1

      London: Photography Magazine 1956. First edition. 191 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Minor mark to board, else boards clean. Ink name to half title. Attached at head of spine with a black cord is the 14 page brochure with numbered captions for the photographs and a map showing the locations where the photos were shot. Small rust stain to front pastedown from the cord attachment. Internally very clean. With William Klein's black & white photographs throughout. Lacks the dust jacket. A VG copy. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1956. 4to..

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Chartwell Edition

      London: The Educational Book Company, Ltd., 1956. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. This is a virtually pristine, collector-grade set of the first illustrated edition, bearing the original glassine wrappers. This first illustrated edition was published contemporaneously with the first edition and is known as "The Chartwell Edition." It is a lovely edition of Churchill?'s sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. 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. This edition is not only illustrated, but is also attractively bound in blue leatherette with red leather spine labels blocked in gilt, gilt ruled spine compartments, gilt volume title and vertical rule on each front cover, head and foot bands, and blue topstain. Each volume is profusely illustrated. This set is quite scarce thus, beautifully preserved beneath the original plain glassine wrappers. The bindings are virtually perfect, immaculately clean and bright, square, and tight with sharp corners, perfect spine labels, and no wear. The contents are likewise, clearly unread - crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks and vivid, unfaded topstain. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The blue-stained top edges are clean and retain dark, wholly unfaded color. The fore and bottom page edges remain bright and clean. The only trivial blemish noted is a small indentation to the bottom edge of the Volume I text block. The original glassine wrappers show some wrinkling, tears, and a little loss, including some short,. horizontal tears to the spines, but are substantially complete and have done their job of protecting the magnificent set beneath. Please note that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.2, Woods/ICS A138(d). Langworth p.317.

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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, diamond motif in silver and diamond pattern in blind to front board. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, light spotting to top edge of text block and front endpapers. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with faint spotting to rear panel, tiny closed tear to foot of spine and nicked extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, clean white edges. Covers fine, corners sharp, in a fine and bright original dust jacket. Not price clipped (12s 6d), with a very small and imperceptible repair to head and tail of spin. Remarkably white rear panel (see images). An excellent copy.

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        Oberpfälzer Heimat. 1. Band bis 59. Band (1956 bis 2015). Beiträge zur Heimatkunde der Oberpfalz.

      Erschienen in Weiden i. d. OPf. bei: Karl Knauf Verlag später in Pressath/Opf. bei: Eckhard Bodner, in den Jahren 1956 bis 2015. - Insgesamt 100 bis ca. 250 Seiten, pro Jahrgang, mit zahlreichen Skizzen, Federzeichnungen, Plänen, photographischen, historischen Abbildungen, auch in Farbe, sowie Inhaltsübersichten und Register. Inhalt: Das Ziel dieser Reihe war und ist es, die Liebe zur Heimat Oberpfalz zu pflegen und Wissen darüber zu verbreiten. Sie wird einerseits neue Forschungsergebnisse veröffentlichen, aber auch bereits vorhandene Aufsätze, Presseartikel, auch aus schwer zugänglichen Schriftenreihen einer breiteren Leserschicht zugänglich machen. Erschienen ist die Reihe ursprünglich in Weiden i. d. Opf. beim Karl Knauf Verlag und ab November 2003 (Band 48) in Pressath beim Verlag der Buchhandlung Eckhard Bodner, in Auflagen von 500 bis 3600 Exemplaren. Die Schriftleitung und Redaktion übernahm zuerst Dr. Ernst Gagel, später Gerhard Zückert und schließlich Adalbert Busl. Diese Reihe trat die Nachfolge der >Heimatblätter für den oberen Naabgau< an, die von 1923 (Heft 1) bis 1940 (Heft 18) erschienen sind. Zustand: Einbände ohne größere Gebrauchsspuren, Kanten und Ecken minimal bestoßen. Innen: Buchschnitt teilweise etwas angestaubt, sonst sauber und tadellos erhalten, teils neuwertig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 8°(Oktav- Format bis 22,5cm.) Illustrierte farbige Karton- Einbände mit Vorderdeckelbeschriftung und einem Umschlag- Bild. Alle Erstausgaben, insgesamt 59 Bände. Alles bisher Erschienene, so komplett! Herausgegeben vom Heimatkundlichen Arbeitskreis im Oberpfälzer Wald Verein. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Designs for a Nash Metropolitan Station Wagon

      [New York, 1956. Pencil and pastel on paper, mildly soiled and creased. This drawing is attributed to Richard Arbib by a previous owner. There is a label on the back giving Arbib as the artist and the date of January 17, 1956. After working for Harley Earl in Detroit, Arbib opened his own studio in New York and ultimately developed designs for more than three hundred companies over the last 45 years of his career. This design for a Nash Metro station wagon was never developed, and Nash never pursued the idea of a compact station wagon. Arbib's drawing, which is unusually large, added some fins and sharp edges of the sort that American Motors generally seemed to resist, though they were among the defining characteristics of American car design for the next decade or so.

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        Erster Fünfjahrplan zur Entwicklung der Volkswirtschaft der Volksrepublik China (1953-1957) in Bildern und Zahlen (First five-year plan for the development of the economy of the People's Republic of China (1953-1957) in images and figures)

      Verlag für Fremdsprachige Literatur, Peking 1956 - Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. [72]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over salmon cloth. Scarce German-language edition of this colorful and profusely illustrated work praising China's first five-year plan. Having restored a viable economic base, the leadership under Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and other revolutionary veterans were prepared to embark on an intensive program of industrial growth and socialisation. For this purpose the administration adopted the Soviet economic model, based on state ownership in the modern sector, large collective units in agriculture, and centralized economic planning. The Soviet approach to economic development was manifested in the First Five-Year Plan (1953-1957). The key tasks highlighted in the Plan were to concentrate efforts on the construction of 694 large and medium-sized industrial projects, including 156 with the aid of the Soviet Union, so as to lay that the primary foundations for China's socialist industrialization; to develop agricultural producers' cooperatives to help in the socialist transformation of the agriculture and handicraft industries; to put capitalist industry and commerce on the track of state capitalism so as to facilitate the socialist transformation of private industry and commerce. This book is complete with its two folded plates at rear.Very scarce (not in Martin Parr's "The Chinese Photobook from the 1900s to the Present")Dust-jacket partly rubbed and creased along edges, with tiny chipping at corners. Text in German. DJ in overall good- to good, binding and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Toda Raba.

      Athens: Thipros, 1956. First Greek edition. Octavo. Signed by Nikos Kanzantzakis. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine and some small closed tears. The English translation was not published until 1964. Uncommon, especially in the original dust jacket. Most of the early apologists for the Russian Revolution scribbled down their dreams and enthusiasms and glossed over the cruelties they saw with their own eyes. One who did not was the great Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakis, who toured Soviet Russia in the 1920s and put down his impressions in novelistic form. Translated for the first time into English, Toda Raba shows that Kazantzakis overlooked nothing: the ruthless exploitation, the sterile wrangling over doctrine, the starvation, the basement executions.

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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, diamond motif in silver and diamond pattern in blind to front board. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black quarter-morocco solander box. A superb copy in the dust jacket very faintly rubbed along spine ends and joints with rear panel toned as usual and with a small pale spot not affecting image or text. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CENTRAL ASIATIC JOURNAL, Vol. 1 - 35 (Set of the first 35 volumes published between 1956 - 1991, bound to 17 books). International Periodical for the Languages, Literature, History and Archeology of Central Asia.

      The Hague: Mouton & Co. ; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1956 - 1986. ca. 10800 pages; plates, illustrations Hardcover A rare set of the first 35 volumes of the Central Asiatic Journal, containing all issues published between 1956 and 1991, bound to 17 books. Languages: mainly English, German and French. Good condition. Former library books with stamps and signatures. White cloth library binding (vol. 31-32 bound to brown cloth), Book covers laminated and with slight traces of use. Bindings tight, book edges darkened and with traces of shelf wear. Some pages minimally dog-eared, contents page of vol. 5 damaged. We have thousands of titles dealing with subjects like oriental christianity, egyptology and coptic studies available. In case of interest or if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. Aa75 mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Critique. Studies in contemporary fiction.

      Philadelphia, Taylor & Francis, 1956-1994. - ISSN: 0011-1619. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 3-5 und 7 Kraus Reprint. Band 1 ca. 300 Seiten in Fotokopie ergänzt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 33000

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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Tiger, Tiger! [The Stars My Destination] (First UK Edition)

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. First UK Edition (and first edition in hardcover). The first hardcover edition of Bester's best-known novel, preceding the US edition, which was published as "The Stars My Destination." Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Just a hint of the usual age toning to the page edges. Jacket has a couple of tiny corner nicks and the usual toning to the page edges, else lovely.

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        Sept ans d'aventures au Tibet

      Arthaud 1956 - - Arthaud, Paris 1956, 16x21cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition. Rare signature autographe d'Heinrich Harrer en caractères romains puis tibétains sur la page de garde. Exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte des manques angulaires ainsi que de sa bande annonce : "L'extraordinaire aventure d'un grand alpiniste devenu confident du Dalaï Lama". Iconographie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Rare signature autographe d'Heinrich Harrer en caractères romains puis tibétains sur la page de garde. Exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte des manques angulaires ainsi que de sa bande annonce : "L'extraordinaire aventure d'un grand alpiniste devenu confident du Dalaï Lama". Iconographie. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860

      Curwen Press, London 1956 - 2 volumes. The World, Europe, Africa and Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America. Toal of 675 pp, ill. The many lovely plates still with their original tissue guards. Light bumping of corners on vol 1. Light soiling on the beige jackets and light wear but overall a really solid vg+ set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Tel Aviv, 24. Januar 1956 &#150; 6. Juli 1956. - 4 SS. 8vo. 1 Brief mit Adresse. Mit Lochung, diese ausgerissen. Bei 2 Briefen der Empfänger getilgt. An Dr. Lilienfeld, Herausgeber des &#132;Jediot Chadashot" in Tel-Aviv, die Übersendung eines Artikels betreffend &#132;In 2 Tagen erhalten Sie meinen &#130;Heine&#146;". Im Folgenden mit Honorarforderungen für erschienene Artikel.

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        The Index Of Psychoanalytic Writings; Complete Set Of Three Series And 14 Volumes

      New York: International Universities Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956-1975. Cloth. An attractive and complete set of three series and 14 volumes in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition, minor sunning to spines and rubbing to edges and jackets. Last published at the price of $150 for each series; Grinstein's masterpiece covering the entire psychoanalytic literature from its inception through 1969. Every psychoanalytic book, article, monograph, and brief communication is listed in alphabetical sequence according to author and title. An indispensable bibliography for the follower of psychoanalytic literature .

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        A Collection of Central Bankers' Speeches. Complete Series of All Bi-annual Editions as Originally Published 1956-1980 in 13 Volumes

      Basle: Bank for International Settlements Press Service -1980 first edition 1956 - printed (and since 1968 laminated) original card boards, quarto large size (29 x 21 cm), volume 1955-56 2, 89 pp, volume 1956-57 2, 123 pp, volume 1958-59 2, 117 pages, volume 1960-61 2, 137 pp, volume 1962-63 III, 168 pp, volume 1964-65 III, 147 pages, volume 1966-67, III, 147 pp, volume 1968-69 IV, 171 pp, volume 1970-71 IV, 158 pp, volume 1972-73 III, 156 pp, volume 1974-75 IV, 154 pp, 1976-77 IV, 117 pp, volume 1978-79 V, 124 pp, text in English, first volume 1955-56 in photoprint, all other volumes as originally published, all 13 volumes in excellent condition without marks or stamps, almost as new, from a private collection extremely rare complete collection of central bankers' speeches, published by the Bank for International Settlements, Basle, between 1956 and 1980, including speeches of the most prominent central bankers of the US Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Banque de France, Banca d'Italia, the Bank of Canada, the German Federal Bank, the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Netherlands Bank, and many others between 1955 and 1979 - großer und/oder schwerer Artikel mit zusätzlichen Kosten für Versand und Versicherung - heavy and/or oversized item with additional costs for shipping and insurance - please ask us before you order this article 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons and E. P. Dutton, 1956. First reprint of the Children's Illustrated Classics edition. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges with 4 finely produced plates in colour and fourteen black and white drawings within the text. 8vo, very finely bound in full forest green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, the spine with tall raised bands blind ruled, two compartments with gilt lettering, fine marbled endpapers and a.e.g. viii, 388 pp. A very fine copy of this very attractive printing, the binding very handsome and beautifully preserved. CHOICELY BOUND, and the great classic of American literature is nicely brought even more to life by Greenaway Medal winning C. Walter Hodges' illustrations. Though English, Hodges had no trouble capturing the uniquely American characters and settings. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with TOM SAWYER, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy.

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        Le goût de notre temps

      Albert Skira, Genf 1956 - O.-Leinen mit OU im O.-Schuber. Vorsatz mit Zeichnung lavierte Tusche (lavis d'encre sur papier, 24 x 17 cm) von Marc Chagall. Handsigniert und datiert von Marc Chagall (signed and with an original drawing by Marc Chagall): "Pour Karl Georg Hemmerich. Marc Chagall 1956 Geneve." - Es handelt sich um ein Exemplar mit einer frühen schwungvollen Zeichnung Chagalls im Vorsatz, das Chagall seinem Übersetzer als Dank gewidmet hat. Es stammt direkt aus dem Nachlass des Übersetzers, Karl Georg Hemmerich (1892 - 1979) den er seiner Tochter hinterlassen hat und ist somit von absolut sicherer und zweifelsfreier Provenienz. Auszug aus Wikipedia: "Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges hatte Hemmerich den größten Teil seines Vermögens verloren. Da er mit seiner künstlerischen Arbeit die Familie nicht mehr ernähren konnte, zwangen ihn die Umstände in einen anderen Beruf. Sein 'Sprachgenie' und seine exzellenten Kenntnisse der Kunstgeschichte ermöglichten ihm die Tätigkeit als Übersetzer von Kunstbänden beim Schweizer Skira-Verlag. Er übersetzte Ausgaben aus dem Französischen, Englischen und Italienischen ins Deutsche. Marc Chagall hat ihm ein Exemplar aus der Reihe 'Le goût de notre temps' ('Der Geschmack unserer Zeit') von Lionello Venturi mit einer Tuschzeichnung und Namenszug signiert." - Hemmerich arbeitete bis 1968, also bis zum 78. Lebensjahr, für den Skira-Verlag. Vgl.: Wolfram Lambrecht / Thomas Noll: Die graphischen Zyklen von Karl Georg Hemmerich zu E.T.A. Hoffmann. Seeburg 2008. In diesem Band ist die Zeichnung Chagalls auf Seite 62 abgebildet. Wolfram Lambrecht verwaltet den Nachlass von Karl Georg Hemmerich. - Beilage: Lionello Venturi: Chagall. Biographisch-kritische Studie. Übersetzt von Karl Georg Hemmerich. Mit zahlreichen montierten Farbabbildungen. Albert Skira Verlag, Genf 1956.; Jahr: 1956; Format: Kleinoktav; Anzahl der Seiten: 121 / 122; Auflage: 1.; Zustand: 1 (sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar) 481 gr. 121 / 122 pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Last Grain Race.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1956. First edition of the noted travel writer's first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. In 1938, an eighteen year-old boy signed on for the round trip from Europe to Australia in the last commercial sailing fleet to make that formidable journey. The four-masted barque Moshulu ended up as a dockside restaurant in Philadelphia; the young apprentice went on to become one of the greatest travel writers of this century. The Last Grain Race is Eric Newby's spellbinding account of this time spent on the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain trade.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.. First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes one and four are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Some scattered foxing, as usual with this set, near fine in the original dust jackets that show some toning and light wear. "Churchill?'s last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for Churchill?'s works" (Langworth, 312).

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        Blake and the youthful ancients: being portraits of William Blake and his followers engraved on wood by Leonard Baskin and with a biographical note by Bennett Schiff.

      Small 4to. Northampton, Mass.: Gehenna Press, 1956. Small 4to, [11 inc. the first blank]pp. 18 b/w plates printed on Japan vellum with a title-sheet printed in red on plain paper preceding each image. Stapled into wrappers, very good. ?Fifty copies of this book have been printed by Esther and Leonard Baskin at the Gehenna Press in Northampton Mass." This is copy number ?X? which indicates a proof copy since the edition was issued in a quarter morocco binding and this copy is unbound. Six copies are recorded on WorldCat to which add Toronto (Fisher Library) and Essick (CA). Leonard Baskin?s note, from the Bibliography: ?This was the last book which was made with my hands, that cessation a benefaction since I was a compositor & pressman of no distinction. This book is an homage to Blake & the dear youths who plied him with honour in his late age. My increased skill in woodengraving is here made manifest & a pattern for a kind of Gehenna Press book makes its beginning here; an introduction succeeded by a series of prints. The title-page reveals the novice?s poking into historical sources & exemplars.?

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        Sept ans d'aventures au Tibet.

      Nouvelle édition.Rare signature autographe d'Heinrich Harrer en caractères romains puis tibétains sur la page de garde.Exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte des manques angulaires ainsi que de sa bande annonce : "L'extraordinaire aventure d'un grand alpiniste devenu confident du Dalaï Lama".Iconographie. Arthaud Paris 1956 16x21cm broché

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        The Hundred And One Dalmatians

      Heinemann, London,, 1956. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full blue morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, two raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. With black and white illustrations by Janet and Ann Grahame-Johnstone. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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        Derrière Le Miroir, 10 ans d\'Edition 1946-1956

      Maeght, Paris 1956 Einmalige Auflage Geringe Altersspuren Broschiert Durchaus Ordentlich Text Französisch. Eine Sonderausgabe des Katalogs zu zehn Jahren Editionsgeschichte von den Heften \"Derriere le Miroir\". Ordentliche Broschur, unterer Rand des vorderen Deckels leicht vergilbt, marginale Rückenläsuren, Buchdeckelillustration ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE von RAOUL UBAC, Innenteil und Lithographien/ Radierungen einwandfrei, unverletzt, sauber, 92 paginierte Seiten. Einleitung: \"10 ans d\'edition\" von Georges Limbour. Inhalt in 4 Teile eingeteilt. 1. Inhalt: \"Gravures Eaux-Fortes et Lithographies Originales\" in begrenzter Auflage, nummeriert, signiert und limitiert von Georges Braque, Joan Miro (ein Cuivre Raye/durchgestrichenes Kupfer, ca. 9 x 12 cm, großes Foto des Künstlers in Kupfertiefdruck in seinem Atelier, angekündigte große Original-Lithographie von Miro FEHLT), MARC CHAGALL (gefaltete ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE (Engel) farbig, ca. 55 x 38 cm, mit Seidenschutzpapier, zwei kleine Druckstellen an den unteren Ecken), Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti (ein Cuivre Raye/durchgestrichenes Kupfer, ca. 6 x 20,5 cm) , Pierre Tal Coat, Raoul Ubac, Pablo Palazuelo, Makemono. Mit Foto von Braque als Frontispiz, Seite 7-40. 2. Inhalt: \"Estampes\" in limitierter Auflage nach Braque, Matisse, Chagall, Miro, Leger, Giacometti, Kandinsky, BAZAINE (mit einer ganzseitiger ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE), Rouault, Wifredo, Lam, G. van Velde, Seite 41-54. 3. Inhalt: \"Grandes Editions originales illustrees\", Original illustrierte, großformatige Ausgaben von Braque, Miro, Chastel, Rezvani, Atlan, Flocon, Coutaud, Rigaud, Seite 55-62 inklusive eine Seite zu den Original-Einbänden von Madame Claude Stalhy. 4. Inhalt: \"Les Cahiers de Pierre a feu\" (Recueils de poemes et de proses), Gedicht- und Prosasammlungen, Seite 63-75 inklusive 4 Seiten \"Affiches\" (Plakate). Dazu vom Verlag als lose Beilagen (1957 und 1958) hinzugefügte, zwei weitere Verzeichnisse (Seite 77-84 + Seite 85- 92) der Radierungen und Originallithographien, nummeriert und signiert von u.a. Chagall, Braque, Bazaine, Giacometti, Miro. Mit beigefügt eine doppelseitige Broschüre mit Abbildungen der Chagall-Werke mit den dazugehörigen, damaligen Preisen. --------Cahier commemoratif pour les 10 ans d\'edition de la revue \"Derriere le Miroir\" contenant une grande lithographie originale de Chagall (avec deux miniscules empreintes sur les coins inferieurs) ainsi que deux lithographies originales de Bazaine et Ubac plus deux cuivres rayes de Miro et de Giacometti. Grande lithographie originale de Miro MANQUE! Bon etat general. ------A special issue of the legendary publication \"Derriere le Miroir\", 10 years of edition history, an essential monograph for tracking original lithographs by Chagall, Braque etc. Contains 3 original lithographs. A large coloured one by Chagall (with two tiny pressure marks on each lower corner), one by Bazaine, book cover being an original lithograph by Ubac. As well as two copper-etchings (scratched in the plate). One large coloured lithograph by Miro is MISSING. . 28 x 38 Cm. 0,9 Kg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Moderne Kunst Originalgrafik Klassische Moderne Bibliophilie Katalog

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        World of Chance

      Rich & Cowan, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Published by Rich & Cowan, 1956. First edition, first printing, with first issue dust jacket. Incredibly rare in any condition. Hardcover, in jacket. First issue price of 9s. 6d. intact on jacket flap. Ex-library copy. Library sticker on jacket spine, top and bottom edge of jacket previously had a thin strip clipped by the library to enable it to fit into the old style jacket protector used by libraries at that time. Light edge wear, light glue residue on front flap. Otherwise jacket remains bright and is now in fresh Mylar. Book itself has blue boards, with silver lettering. Boards and lettering are bright and clean. Page edges show soiling and aging. Interior has a few library stamps and markings, glue residue to end pages. Rear hinge beginning to crack, rest of binding strong. Light slant to spine. Text is unmarked, however the book shows typical signs of a well read library book, periodic soiling here and there on the interior pages, some pages dog eared. A good copy, in good jacket. Additional photos available upon request. All first edition points met: Price of 9s. 6d. on jacket flap, silver space ship logo on spine, "First published 1956" on copyright page, no date on title page. World of Chance is Philip K. Dick's first published novel. It was first published as a paperback original called Solar Lottery in 1955. This UK edition, the first hardcover edition, was put out a year later by Rich & Cowan and retitled World of Chance. The texts of Solar Lottery and World of Chance differ considerably. World of Chance reportedly having entire passages included that are missing form Solar Lottery, however World of Chance also contains heavy editing to cut down on the novels overall length. The first hardcover edition of Philip K. Dick's first novel. Extremely rare and very hard to find.

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        Printed and hand-written Chess Score Sheet Signed, 8vo, Nov. 22-25, 1956

      Early in his championship career, Fischer filled out the score sheet, including his last name, in pencil. The score sheet indicates the match ended in a "DRAW." In November, Fischer played in the 1956 Eastern States Open Championship in Washington DC, tying for second with three other contenders.

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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden (Band 1-12 cplt.) Inhalt der Bände: Bd. 1: Buddenbrooks; Bd. 2: Der Zauberberg; Bd. 3: Joseph und seine Brüder; Bd. 4: Joseph und seine Brüder; Bd. 5: Joseph und seine Brüder; Bd. 6: Doktor Faustus; Bd. 7: Königliche Hoheit. Lotte in Weimar; Bd. 8: Der Erwählte. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull; Bd. 9: Erzählungen; Bd. 10: Adel des Geistes: Bd. 11: Altes und Neues; Bd.12: Zeit und Werk. Vorzugsausgabe.

      Frankfurt, Fischer Verlag, 1956. 8°, Ledereinband Erste Auflage. 782; 1013; 660; 614; 554; 689; 778; 673; 1009; 798; 775; 843 Seiten. Original-Ganzledereinband im 2 Schuber. Rücken aufgehellt, ansonsten gute u. seltene Exemplare. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur nach 1900

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        Straight and Narrow Path

      1956 - TRACY, Honor. The Straight and Narrow Path. New York: Random House, (1956). Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1600.Early American issue, inscribed by Lyndon Johnson to Thomas Corcoran, a New Deal "Brain Trust" advisor to FDR who was instrumental in negotiating Johnson's place on the 1960 Democratic ticket, "To Tommy Corcoran, who has made me understand why someday the Irish will inherit the earth, from his grateful friend Lyndon B. Johnson. USS Texas May 29, 1957."Honor Tracy was an English writer best known for her travel writing; she eventually settled in Ireland, converted to Catholicism, and wrote a number of novels set in Ireland, as here. First published in London the same year. The recipient of this copy, Thomas Gardiner Corcoran, was a member of FDR's inner circle, the "Brain Trust" whose advice the president relied on. After falling out with FDR over what the Irish Catholic Corcoran considered FDR's excessively pro-British policies, Corcoran returned to private practice, but retained enormous political influence. It was FDR who forged the initial alliance between Corcoran and Johnson. When Johnson first arrived in Washington he immediately impressed Roosevelt. "The President himself telephoned Corcoran: 'I've just met the most remarkable young man. Now I like this boy, and you're going to help him with anything you can'" (Dallek, Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, 38). Corcoran later served as the intermediary between Kennedy and Johnson when negotiating Johnson's presence on the Democratic ticket in 1960 as the vice presidential candidate, and remained a confidante of Johnson throughout his time in office.Book fine, light soiling to white dust jacket. A near-fine copy with wonderful provenance. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophical Magazine.

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1956-1976. 8. Serie Bände 1 - 34 in 36 Bänden. 8°. Schwarze Halbleineneneinbände der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken und Buchschitte vereiknzelt etwas angestaubt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Profiles in Courage. Decisive moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans. Foreword by Allan Nevins.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956. - 8vo. A fresh, tight copy in publisher's cloth, very slightly rubbed to extremities, in a frayed dust wrapper with small loss to head and foot of spine and corners, small closed tear, stain to lower panel. A superb copy in good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. Pulitzer Prize winning biography, 1957. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Witebsk 1887 - 1985 Vence). Jeremia. Orig.-Farblithographie von 1956 für \'Dessins pour la Bible\'. 35,5 x 26 cm. Unter Passepartout.

       1956 Mourlot 139.- Erschienen in Verve 33/34 (Bibel I). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1956] - Octavo, green cloth. First edition. Clarke's second collection of short fiction, "twelve more sense-of-wonder tales, including such well-loved early pieces as 'Rescue Party' (1946), 'The Fires Within' (1949) and 'The Forgotten Enemy' (1953). Most are simply told, with twist endings. Quintessential SF." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 298. Text block tanned (here less than usual), a fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A superior copy of a scarce book which is seldom found in such nice condition. (#150108) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 UK 8th Impression in Dustjacket

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956. The book is in Very Good Plus condition. The covers show a bit of fading to the edges and where the white areas of the dustjacket didn't protect from fading as well. Previous owners name and 1956 date to 2nd blank page, no other names or writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped front and rear, with the publishers new price printed to the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, Allen & Unwin changed the price as found on this true UK 7th impression dustjacket. The jackets were price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. So this copy is one with the overprinted price of 12s 6d. A bit of foxing to the flap edges and to the white areas of the dustjacket, with the spine considerably darkened. The verso of the dustjacket also shows the darkening, but does not seem to have transferred to the book itself. Some edgewear and chips with color loss at the top of the spine, and almost none to the bottom. Tips of the flap folds show some loss, mainly to the top folds, but none to the bottom. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the iconic Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 8th impression of 1956. Colors are bright and the white areas are soiled, with the darkening of the all areas of the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the topstain faded but still evident. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. Additional digital images are 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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        The Enormous Egg

      Boston: Little, Brown. (1956). First. First edition. Illustrated by Louis Darling. Fine in a very slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Oft-reprinted, a beloved children's book about a New Hampshire boy whose hen hatches an enormous egg, with surprising results. Copies abound, but first editions are as scarce as hen's teeth. .

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        Kratylos. Kritisches Berichts- und Rezensionsorgan für indogermanische und allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft.

      Harrassowitz / Reichert, Wiesbaden 1956- 2011. Jahrgang 1(1956) - 56(2011). Gr.-8°, Original-kartoniert, Einbände teils etwas gebräunt und bestoßen, sehr vereinzelt kleine Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut erhaltene Reihe, teils unbeschnitten, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Indogermanistik, Indogermanen, Sprache, Literatur,

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        Clemens Holzmeister. Das Lebenswerk des Architekten. Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien I, Schillerplatz 3, vom 10. März bis 8. April 1956.

      Wien, 1956 - Wien, 1956. Orig. Plakat [ca. 83,5 x 59 cm], gerahmt. Faltspur. Deutsch Orig. Plakat [ca. 83,5 x 59 cm], gerahmt.

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