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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Immanuel, Einzelhandel]
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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.?

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Bookman & The Lady]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        REACH FOR TOMORROW.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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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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        Prelude to Eden

      Hingham, Massachusetts: (Püterschein-Hingham Press), 1956. Abbe, Dorothy. Octavo. (32)pp. Proofreader's copy, inscribed by printer and designer Dorothy Abbe. Abbe was a student and close friend of designer William Addison Dwiggins, with whom she lived and worked from 1950-1956, and she became a lifelong advocate of his work after his death. Abbe printed and bound, and occasionally designed, the books of the Püterschein-Hingham Press, which she and Dwiggins ran out of their Hingham, Massachusetts home. Prelude to Eden was the final book of the Press. The marionette play is illustrated throughout in twenty colors using Abbe's own variation of the "tone line" process, which involved photographing and then silk-screening the marionettes constructed by Dwiggins. This copy was a proofreader's copy sent to the Shimers. John A. Shimer, Abbe's Hingham, MA neighbor, was the author of This Sculptured Earth: The Landscape of American, for which Abbe won the AIGA award for design in 1959. Line illustrations were supplied by his mother, Florence H. Shimer, author of the 1950 Püterschein-Hingham Press publication Twelve Poems. Prelude is bound in aluminum sheet covers, attached with Fabriano paper at the spine. This was the first time that metal covers were used as a binding design in the US. Original acetate dust jacket and original box. Paper label to box lid is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. John Shimer" and features the Püterschein-Hingham Press logo. Notice laid in. Darkening and some paper loss to box, front hinge of text split, otherwise fine. Together with two framed, black & white photographic portraits of John A. Shimer's parents, Hervey and Florence Shimer, taken around the 1950's. The Shimers were friends with Abbe and Dwiggins and fellow residents of Hingham. In one photograph, Hervey Woodburn Shimer, Professor of Paleontology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, laughs good-naturedly with his pipe in hand. His wife Florence H. Shimer is in profile, gesturing with her cigarette in one hand as she engages in conversation. The potraits are evidence of Abbe's skill as a hobby photographer, as well as her fondness for her subjects. Framed in cream mats and black and gold wooden frames with occasional paint loss. Minor edgewear to Hervey's photograph. A fine set from a talented artist and designer. (Bromer, "Strings Attached").

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        Gesammelte Werke in 12 Bänden. 1: Buddenbrooks - 2: Zauberberg - 3 + 4 + 5: Joseph und seine Brüder - 6: Doktor Faustus - 7: Königliche Hoheit. Lotte in Weimar - 8: Der Erwählte. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull - 9: Erzählungen - 10: Adel des Geistes - 11: Altes und Neues - 1

      Berlin, Aufbau Verlag, 1956,. - zus.9188 S., nicht näher bezeichnete Vorzugsausgabe in Original--Halb-Pergament, goldgeprägter Rückentitel und Monogramm 'Th.M' auf dem Vorderdeckeln. Dünndruckpapier, Gold-Kopfschnitt, Lesebändchen, Fadenheftung. Band 1 mit einem Bild des Autors. Lizenzausgabe des S. Fischer Verlags in einer (nicht bezeichneten) Auflage von 1500 Exemplaren für die DDR, worin die Auflagenhöhe dieser Vorzugsausgabe nicht extra festgehalten wurde. Schöne Exemplare. Zum Teil ungelesene Bände. Band 1 mit Beschabungen am Rücken. Some books are unreaded. Good copies. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Things of This World.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For _____ _______, Richard Wilbur What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you." Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Richard Wilbur "is a poet for all of us, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox," announced Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin when the poet succeeded Robert Penn Warren to become the second poet laureate of the United States. Wilbur won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his collection Things of This World: Poems in 1957 and a second Pulitzer for New and Collected Poems. He has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the Frost Medal, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, two Bollingen Prizes, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award, the Prix de Rome Fellowship and many more honors, fellowships and awards for his poetry. His translations of French verse, especially Voltaire's Candide and the plays of Moliere and Jean Racine, are also highly regarded by critics; his translation of Moliere's Tartuffe won the 1971 Bollingen Prize.

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        From One China to the Other.

      New York: Universe Books,, 1956. text by Han Suyin. Quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and front board in white. With the photographic dust jacket. With 144 black and white photographs. Light spotting to edges of boards and top edge of text block. An excellent copy in a slightly edge-chipped and price-clipped jacket with a four small tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first printing, of the picture diary of Cartier-Bresson, who lived in China between December 1948 and September 1949. With a preface by Han Suyin, the author of A Many-Splendoured Thing (1955).

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        Birds of New Guinea Vol. 1-2

      White Lotus, Melbourne 1956 - Birds of New Guinea Vol. 1-2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SELECTED WRITINGS OF SYDNEY SMITH

      New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with minor chips at the spine tips. Bloomfield & Mendelson B61. Edited and with an introduction by W. H. Auden of this collection of letters and essays by Smith (1771-1845), "the most famous wit of his generation." This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Auden on the half-title page to David Cecil "with best wishes/from/Wystan Auden." Lord Cecil, a biographer of Jane Austen and an essayist, was a professor of English at Oxford where Auden graduated in 1928 and returned in 1972 as an honorary fellow. A scarce book to find signed by Auden, this is an especially nice association.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Travel in Aquatint and Lithography. 1770 - 1860. From the Library of J. R. Abbey. A Bibliographical Catalogue. 2 Volumes (= complet). Volume 1: World, Europe, Africa. Volume 2: Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America.

      London, Curwen Press, 1956-1957. 4°. 32 cm. XIII, XIV,675 Seiten. Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Kopfgoldschnitt. Nummer 144 von 400 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Einband minimal fleckig, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 144 of 400 copies of the limited edition. English language edition. With many illustrations. Two original cloth bindings. Nearly fine copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bibliografie / Bibliographie / bibliography; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue; Weltreisen / world tour

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition, in a good only dust wrapper with a one inch square chip to the base of the spine and with general soiling to the rear panel. Correctly priced at 12s.6d.net. Both the book and dust wrapper are the correct UK first edition. A possible candidate for restoration. Please views the scans. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS.

      W. Van Hoeve Ltd., 1956. - True first edition. Precedes the U.K. edition by six years. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket, very slightly tanned at spine panel. The second Judge Dee mystery in which Judge Dee is lured into the heart of the Governor's garden maze to solve three interwoven mysteries: "The Case of the Murder in the Sealed Room," "The Case of the Hidden Testament," and "The Case of the Girl with the Severed Head." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      London: Heinemann,, 1956. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in white morocco, with black onlay patches (imitating a Dalmatian's colouring), title to spine gilt, cream endpapers with original pictorial endpapers at front and back, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Maurice Utrillo, V

      Joseph Foret 1956 - - Joseph Foret, Paris 1956, (34x42 cm), en feuilles. - Edition orginale à seulement 197 exemplaires, le nôtre numéroté sur vélin du Marais. Ouvrage illustré par Maurice Utrillo, décomposé comme suit : 11 lithographies dont 8 en couleur, 1 inachevée, 2 en sépia dont celle formant la page de titre et 1 en noir ; et 2 lithographies de Suzanne Valadon, sa mère, et de Lucie Valore, sa femme, d'après un pastel. Bel et rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Orginale Edition only 197 copies, numbered on vellum ours Marais. Book illustrated by Maurice Utrillo, broken down as follows: 11 lithographs including 8 in color, unfinished 1, 2 sepia including that forms the title page and 1 black; and 2 lithographs of Suzanne Valadon, mother, Lucie Valore and his wife, according to a pastel. Beautiful and rare exemplary. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae (CIMRM) 2 Bände/volumes, vollständig/complete.

      Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague Leinen Sehr Ordentlich 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 Versand D: 5,50 EUR Hellenismus Nachschlagewerk Altphilologie Antike Altertumswissenschaft Epigraphik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        LARGE ARCHIVE Of U. S. MARINE CORPS MAJOR'S LETTERS And EPHEMERA, 1955 - 1956

      n. p. 1956 - 64 leaves, plus 8 unused leaves at rear, containing 363 letters or ~600+ typed/handwritten pages, inside their original envelopes; envelopes affixed by their back panels to the leaves, usually three to a page and in chronological order. Ephemera varies from single-sheet cards and a telegram printed recto only to 66 pp tourist brochures, etc. Album: 14-5/8" x 11". Individual letter size varies somewhat, most ~9-1/2" x 6-1/4"; ephemera ranges from a 1-3/4" x 3-5/8" business card to 7-1/2" x 5-1/4" tourist guides to a 12-1/2" x 9-1/4" "Shopping News" brochure. Sizeable collection of letters and some ephemera sent from USMC Major Ray W. Arnold, while stationed in Korea and Japan, to his wife, Martha Rose Arnold, at their home in Akron, Ohio, dated September 15, 1955 to November 28, 1956. The letters primarily reveal the everyday workings of military life in post-war South Korea and Japan, from Ray's outings and frustrations with fellow service members, to projects he works on (including regulations for the dependents of USMC members, an accomplishment in which he seems to have taken particular pride), to minor thefts, film showings, etc. Limited attention is also given to the interactions between Ray/ the US military and the South Koreans with whom they came into contact. Ephemera, primarily tourist-type brochures, etc. from an apparent trip to Hong Kong, has been laid in and/or inserted into slots on a few pages; one ad for a Japanese silk and jewelry business, the Cherry Shop, is particularly bright and colorful.Although the correspondence is entirely one-sided, Ray was scrupulous about answering Martha Rose's letters, and his responses therefore create a shadow of her correspondence with him. References to the completion of I-90 (allowing for significantly more rapid travel between Akron and Chicago) and other aspects of events happening in and around Ohio provide a small window into mid-century American life, as well as into, more generally, the life of a seemingly happily-married upper-ranking military couple.A nice primary source, particularly notable for the exhaustive, near-daily record provided. Short split to front joint; chipping and crumbling to edges of tan construction-paper leaves. First 11 leaves and a few internal leaves torn at binding holes and laid in; handful of letters at rear no longer affixed to the leaves, and laid in. Letters themselves in overall excellent, clean and bright condition, showing only minimal wear and expected fold lines. Large brown faux leather scrapbook album with decorative front board, stab-bound with brown cord [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        To Kiss High Heaven Nanda Devi

      William Kimber, London 1956 - FIRST PRINTING of First UK Edition. The book is in near fine condition with clean covers, no fading, very minor rubbing tips corners, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, tight binding. The uncommon dust jacket is much better than average for this book where nearly all have faded spine. This jacket has light to medium spine fading, surface flecking at spine ends, clean and complete. Very collectible condition. The book measures 222mm tall x 139mm, and has 199 pages + 8 pages ads, EP maps, 9 b/w photos. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS]
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        Les Cavaliers d'Ombre / Sous Le Manteau de feu. Illustrations de Pablo Picasso. Préface de Jacques Audiberti / Illustrations de Jean Cocteau. Préface de Armand Lanoux.

      Paris: Joseph Foret 1956 - FIRST EDITION THUS, ONE OF 300 NUMBERED COPIES, this copy out of series and marked 'EXEMPLAIRE D'ARTISTE', frontispiece and one further full-page drawing by Picasso to first title, with frontispiece and full-page drawing by Cocteau to the second, one or two faint foxspots and very light handling marks, pp. [28]; [30], 8vo, original wrappers with Cocteau lithographs to both covers printed in black, red and green, dos à dos binding, loose-bound as issued, a little browning at backstrip ends, light foxing to textblock edges and endpapers of first title, very good. Inscribed by the author to the title-page of 'Les Cavaliers d'Ombre': 'A Norbert toujours fidèle à lui-même, Geneviève, le 5.3.58' - above the inscription Laporte has written three lines of [unpublished?] verse. Laporte is best known for her association with Cocteau and Picasso, who illustrate her work here - particularly the latter, for whom she was mistress and model during the 1950s

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Ezéchiel

      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.spine légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire.  Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

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        Verve : Revue artistique et littéraire; Directeur : Téraide; Vol. VIII, No. 33 et 34

      Paris, éd. de la Revue Verve 1956. 110 Seiten; Hardcover-Großformat; Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Directeur : Teriade. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34. Éditions de la Revue Verve Paris 1956. Folio. Ce double numéro de Verve 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\'illustrations de la Bible. L\'artiste a composé spécialment pour le présent ouvrag 16 lithographies en couleur et 12 en noir, ainsi que la couverture et la page de titre. Ce volume a été achevé d\'imprimer le 10 Septembre 1956, par les Maitres-Imprimeurs Draeger Frères pour l\'héliogravure et par Mourlot Frères pour la lithographie. 34 pages of text + plates. Publisher´s decorative boards. 36 x 27 cm. Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gepflegter, gut erhaltener Band aus aufgelöster Sammlungs-Bibliothek. Doppelausgabe mit 105 Tafeln von Marc Chagall, davon 16 farbige; Illustrationen aus la bible; In französischer Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        THE LAST BATTLE

      Published by The Bodley Head, 1956. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Baynes, Pauline. Slightly better than very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. Wrapper has been provisionally repaired with the little loss of corners and top and tail of spine (upto 5mm) been disguised. Wrapper is a little grubby with a patch of surface damage to rear panel. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Tokyo

      Paris: Delpire,, 1956. Folio. Original black and red laminated boards, black endpapers. Illustrated throughout with monochrome photographic reproductions. A superb copy of a particularly vulnerable publication. First edition, first printing, French issue (both the French and Japanese issues were printed in Japan and issued apparently simultaneously). An important association copy, with Klein's contemporary signed presentation inscription to the half-title , "A Françoise Giroud ?- mes hommages et admiration, William Klein". The journalist and politician Françoise Giroud (1916?-2003) was co-founder, with her married lover Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, of L'Express, the French news magazine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Howl and other poems

      San Francisco: The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop,, 1956. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrappers toned to edges with some light marks, small strip torn from head of rear cover, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1956 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition with clean navy blue boards. The book is tightly bound with no spine lean or rolling. The inner text is in good condition, free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The page block is toned due to the poor quality paper used in the books production. The dust wrapper is in very good condition with shallow chipping to the spine tips and to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. Correctly priced at 12s.6d.net. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Profiles In Courage.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, later printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes- John Kennedy." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Jean," with characteristic star) in French, [n.p.] Saturday [October 20, 1956]. Long letter to the wife of painter Jean-Paul Brusset (after a misunderstanding while Brusset was assisting Cocteau in painting a chapel): "We have done too much for another painter to come in now. A strange hand cannot be substituted for his. I am unable to paint all the walls. This mixture of chagrin and deception is atrocious. My heart is wrung inside out." 4to. 2 pages (recto and verso), with envelope.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Picasso - Lithographe III, 1949 - 1956 notices et catalogue établis par Fernand Mourlet,

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1956. 1. Auflage, mit zahlreichen, überwiegend ganzseitigen, teils farbigen Abbildungen und mit 2 FARBIGEN ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIEN, DAVON 1 DOPPELBLATT-GROSSER UMSCHLAG (mit dem Titel \"Bacchanale\") und EINEM FRONTISPIZ (mit dem Titel \"La Danse\"), 25 x 32, heller farbig illustrierter O Karton mit Original-Pergaminumschlag, SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR, \"La couverture et le frontispice sont deux lithographies originales gravees par Picasso specialement pour cet ouvrage\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 37643, ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing with all issue points present as per Younger and Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear, mainly at corners and spine ends, light lean to spine, with toning at edges. Pages show moderate reading wear. The dust jacket shows fading to spine and edges, light creasing and edge wear and light soiling. A lovely first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      London: Heinemann,, 1956. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery with Dalmatian puppy and pawprints blocked to both covers and spine. Illustrations throughout. Ownership inscription to verso of endpaper, two corners lightly bumped, spine a touch faded but an excellent copy in the dust jacket with the usual toning to spine, shallow chipping to ends of spine and front top edge. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the first blank, "To Peggy Sutherland. Who like us-and the Dearlys-goes to and appreciates, "The Splendid Vet" of this book. with all kind thoughts from Doddie Smith Flinchingfield, Essex. November 1956".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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