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        Typescript Partial Manuscript]: Arthur [published as "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights"]

      - Carbon typescript, incomplete; pp. 102-260; double-spaced; two holes punched on margins; creasing to corners and general toning to first several pages; final page (containing only two lines) torn, affecting text else near fine.Steinbeck began writing *The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights* in 1956, adapting the story from the Winchester text of Sir Thomas Malory's *Le Morte d'Arthur*. The manuscript was unfinished at the time of his death, ending with the death of chivalry in Lancelot, and a version edited by Chase Horton was not published until 1976. The manuscript reflects modest grammatical typed corrections. According to Laura F. Hodges in the *Steinbeck Quarterly*, "Steinbeck took a "living approach" to the retelling of Malory's work by using the original structure and chapter titles, but he explored the psychological underpinning of the events and and tuned the use of language [to be] accessible to a Modern English speaker." Drafts of the Arthur manuscript are recorded at the Center for Steinbeck Studies in San Jose (typescript, described as "first draft"), the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas (carbon typescript, 546 pages), and the Morgan Library (typescript, incomplete).A unique, unfinished work from the Noble Laureate and great American novelist.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE HUMAN ANGLE.

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. cloth.. Text block age-darkened, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket. with spotting to front panel near right edge, spotting to rear panel,. narrow chip to lower spine panel affecting Ballantine logo, title. lettering faded on spine panel, and small closed tear at top edge of. front panel. Among the most elusive of the Ballantine hardcovers.. (#96205). First edition. The author's second book. Collects eight stories. Includes "The Servant Problem" and "A Man of Family." "Good stories by this wry and intelligent writer of short SF, including the powerful, wayward 'Wednesday's Child,' a sequel to his earlier, oft-reprinted 'Child's Play' ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 178. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-369. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1579. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 261. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2065-69.

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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 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 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 24000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET

      New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with a small chip at the base of the spine and a small closed tear. Pictorial boards and dustwrapper designed by Ben Shahn with his illustrations in the text. INSCRIBED and SIGNED "To Miss Charlotte Thomson/with every good wish of/-- John Berryman" in Providence, May, 1963.

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        Chronique des temps héroïques illustré de dessins gravés sur bois et de lithographies et pointes-sèches originales par Pablo Picasso.

      Paris, Louis Broder, 1956. 126 S., 4 Bll., 2 Bll. (Prospekt des Buches), 2 farb. lithogr. Bll. (Illustr. des Schubers), 2 w. Bll. - Mit 1 Originallithgraphie als Frontispiz, 3 Original-Radierungen, 24 Textholzschnitten und farb. Umschlaglithographien von Pablo Picasso. Gr.-8°, lose Lagen in illustr. OKarton im illustr. OPappschuber. Eines von XX (GA 170) num. und von Picasso im Impressum sign. Exemplaren. - Mourlot 271. Bloch 743 und 802-804. Cramer 78. - Sehr schönes Exemplar, komplett mit den Beilagen wie bei Cramer beschrieben. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Plakat - Berner Oberland. Lithographie.

      Luzern, Bucher, 1956 - 102 x 64 cm, Zustand A. AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Berner Oberland, Interlaken. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Plakate - TourismusHelvetica - Bern

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        Die Stimme Frankens (22. Jahrgang / Nr. 3 / 1956) 22. Jahrgang der `Fränkischen Heimat`

      Spindler, Nürnberg 1956 - Buchblock sauber, Buchrücken leicht berieben, Buch ansonsten in Ordnung Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch pages. 4 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nella notte buia. In ital. Sprache.

      Milano: Muggiani 1956. First Edition. 30 Bll. unpag. Durchgehend illustriert. OPappbd. m. durchsichtigem Orig.Schutzumschlag. 24x18 cm. - Buchrücken oben und unten etw. beschädigt, Buchecken gering bestoßen, einige S. leicht randgebräunt, Privatwidmung auf Vorsatz,-- In dem Band werden drei verschiedene Papiere verwendet: schwarzes, transparentes und graubraunes Papier. Die effektvolle Wirkung des Büchleins wird durch wenig Text, Farbendruck und sich überschneidende Ausstanzungen erreicht. -- Bruno Munari (* 24. Oktober 1907 in Mailand, Italien; † 30. September 1998) war ein vielseitiger ital. Künstler. Er war als Maler, Grafiker und Grafikdesigner, aber auch als Gebrauchsgrafiker tätig. Ebenfalls beschäftigte er sich mit der Bildhauerkunst, der Filmkunst und mit Industriedesign. Auch in der Literatur und Poesie war er künstlerisch aktiv. Ein wichtiger Bestandteil seiner Kunst war immer wieder der Versuch, mit neuen Materialien zu experimentieren und mit der Anwendung dieser Materialien zu neuen, effektvollen Ausdrucksformen zu gelangen. - First edition, with Italian text. This famous children\'s book was born out of Munari\'s concept of the \"illegible book.\" Its illustrations in bold, solid colors are emphasized, and are accompanied by minimal text in Italian. The tale is not only told with captivating images, but also through the shapes and materials of the pages themselves. Using overlapping cutouts and transparent cellophane overlays, the reader follows a cat on its nocturnal adventures, investigates the insect life within a lawn, and finds a treasure chest within a cave, which opens. On the rear pastedown are two folded squares in bold blue and yellow that contain the colophon and a humorous biography of the author. One of the founders of the Concrete Art movement and part of the second wave of Futurist artists, Munari originally began creating children\'s books for his son, Alberto, in the 1940s. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Kinderbücher

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        W. I. Lenin (Band 3) Die Entwicklung des Kapitalismus in Russland

      Dietz, Berlin 1956 - Buch gut erhalten, roter Kopfschnitt Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 692 pages. 8

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        Kronyka Nowa O Narodu Tureckem, na dwa Djili rozdelena.Prague, Daniel Adam, 1594. 2 volumes bound as 1. Small 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). With the title-page of volume 1 printed in red and black, and the colophon with large woodcut printer's device; the 2nd volume with woodcut ornament on the title-page, and the colophon with a woodcut vignette. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, with 2 leather straps with brass clasps (later).

      Göllner, Turcica 1956; USTC 568735; WorldCat (4 copies, including 1 incomplete). Extremely rare first Czech edition of a famous Turkish chronicle, translated after the German by Jan Kocin. The text was based on a 16th-century Turkish manuscript by Muhammed ibn Hasanjan, called Saadeddin, which described the Turkish history up to the year 1550. This manuscript was brought from Istanbul by the Austrian scholar Hieronymus Beck in 1551, and subsequently translated into German by Joannes Gautier, or Spiegel, the interpreter of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Gautier augmented the manuscript with a continuation of the history to the year 1588, and this version was rendered into Latin by Joannes Leunclavius, or Hans Lewenklau. Library stamps on title-pages; occasionally browning throughout; with a few old owner's entries; new endpapers; first blank strengthened; a few old owner's entries. Good copy of an extremely rare Prague imprint.

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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 ChurchillÂ’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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        THEY SHALL HAVE STARS

      London: Faber and Faber,. [1956]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at head of spine. panel. An excellent copy of an elusive book rarely found signed or. inscribed by Blish. (#112181). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription dated New York, 1956 by Blish to Dirce Archer on the front free endpaper, observing that this is the first copy of the book he has seen as his "author's copies hadn't arrived when yours got to me." Chronologically, the first book of the "Cities in Flight" series. Issued later with textual revisions as YEAR 2018! (1957). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-22. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 358-62.

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        [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's.

      [1956?]. Original folio manuscript (281 × 190 mm). Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Outer wrapper and 8 folding leaves, containing an ink drawing on the front wrapper and 8 full-page ink drawings, most heightened with light wash, each full-page drawing captioned below but without other text. Wrapper split at the fold from foot to near head, wrapper toned and with some spotting, the condition otherwise very good. A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly saw the ballet then, as he illustrated the great Russian ballerina Ulanova in the part of Giselle for Punch magazine, 10 October 1956. The second drawing in the manuscript includes a figure that strongly resembles her. Searle's five St Trinian's books were published from 1948 to 1953, although the fictional school was kept alive in the popular imagination by the comedy films that followed, beginning with The Belles of St Trinian's (1954).

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        SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS - DRAFT SCREENPLAY - SIGNED by TONY CURTIS (who added a full page drawing), ELMER BERNSTEIN & ERNEST LEHMAN - SPECIAL PRESENTATION COPY for HERB YELLIN

      . THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS - WORKING DRAFT SCREENPLAY - MULTI-SIGNED - SPECIALLY PREPARED & FINELY BOUND in GILT EMBOSSED BLACK LEATHER COVERS. This specially bound script contains a photocopy of Ernest Lehman's original working draft screenplay which he HAND SIGNED TWICE, once at the beginning and once at the end. The first page is dated 11/6/56, but the script contains many revised pages whose dates range from November 1956 through February 1957. Printed on 8.5x11" paper, printed on one side only. Approximately 150 pages. Though the last page of the screenplay is numbered page 80, there are quite a number of multi-page sections with the same page number, e.g. 13 pages numbered 44 (44A to 44M), and 22 pages numbered 21 (21A to 22V), etc. Provenance: This SPECIAL COPY was reportedly produced by ERNEST LEHMAN himself for donation to a charity auction benefiting PEN International (a non-profit that supports writers and freedom of expression worldwide). This copy was then acquired at that auction as a special gift for HERB YELLIN, owner of the LORD JOHN PRESS and publisher of the LORD JOHN FILM FESTIVAL books. HERB YELLIN then, as was his wont, had his copy signed by others, in this case: TONY CURTIS, MARTIN MILNER and ELMER BERNSTEIN. The date of this book's production is not stated, though circa 1993, the date it was signed and inscribed to Herb (Yellin) by Tony Curtis (see below). Herb Yellin was well known in Hollywood as an important publisher and collector of signed film related books and memorabilia. He died in 2014. This personally prepared and signed script was custom bound in padded black leather and embossed in gilt by the fine bookbinder RONNIE GOUSMAN of Los Angeles. His gold-colored business label is at the bottom of the front pastedown. FINE CONDITION: Tight, Bright, Clean, Beautiful, with that Full Leather Smell. A LOVELY Copy. This specially bound copy of the Working Script for The Sweet Smell Of Success was HAND-SIGNED by the Following: (1) TONY CURTIS, who Starred in the Film along with Burt Lancaster. Curtis accompanied his signature with a large DRAWING. TONY CURTIS' SIGNATURE and DRAWING are on a FULL PAGE, tipped-in just after the front free-endpaper, dated 11/22/93 and inscribed to "Herb" (Herb Yellin). Tony Curtis, 1925-2010. (2) ELMER BERNSTEIN, who Composed and Conducted the Film's Musical Score. ELMER BERNSTEIN'S signature is on a "CAST AND CREDITS" sheet from the film's original 1957 release. The sheet is tipped in following the page with the Tony Curtis signature and drawing. Elmer Bernstein, 1922-2004, was one of the great composers of film scores. His film scores, in addition to the score for The Sweet Smell Of Success, include scores for The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, and many more notable films. He is often referred to as "Bernstein West" (Leonard Bernstein, no relation, being "Bernstein East"). (3) MARTIN MILNER, who played Steve Dallas in the Film. Martin Milner's signature is also on the "Cast and Credits" page. (4) ERNEST LEHMAN, who CO-WROTE THE SCREENPLAY with Clifford Odets, and who wrote the original novel on which the film is based. LEHMAN HAND SIGNED THIS copy of his script TWICE, on the script's first numbered page, and on the script's last page. Both signatures are bold and fully tangible on the backsides of the page on which they are signed. This was one of Lehman's first scripts, and one of which he was known to be particularly proud. ERNEST LEHMAN, 1915-2005, was nominated for SIX ACADEMY AWARDS and was the first Screenwriter to win a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY AWARD. His screenplays, in addition to The Sweet Smell Of Success, include SABRINA, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, WEST SIDE STORY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. He was one of the greatest screenwriter of the 20th century. You can read LOTS about Ernest Lehman, Elmer Bernstein and Tony Curtis on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet. Fine

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        The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

      The Bodley Head 1956 - Published by the Bodley Head, London in 1956. This is a lovely copy of the 7th instalment of the classic children's series by C. S. Lewis. The book is in Fine condition, with the only blemishes to speak of being some minor sunning to the top and bottom of the spine and a barely noticeable lean to the spine. Otherwise this copy is beautifully clean and bright and tightly bound in its original blue boards with silver gilt lettering to the spine. It is accompanied by a dust jacket which is also in Fine condition, with just some very minor wear to the spine ends and corners, and some slight sunning to the jacket edges. It is very rare to see a copy of this book in such lovely condition and would be a fantastic addition to any collection of modern first editions! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle

      London: The Bodley Head, 1956. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Near Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with price intact. Faint shelf wear to cloth. Dust jacket shows light soiling, a short closed tear to the top of the front panel, and a small patch of wear to the surface on the rear panel. A very sharp copy of the seventh and final installment in the Narnia series.

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        THE RETURN OF THE KING. BEING THE THIRD PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 1,500 copies. Octavo; tuquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 416pp; fold-out map of Middle Earth tipped onto rear pastedown. All first issue points present: 1956 at the bottom of the title page, oversized "5" on the jacket price, and the number "4" in dropped type at the bottom of page 49. Single, shallow bump to upper edge of rear board, else fresh and Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with two tiny nicks to upper edge and a handful of small edge tears; a notably bright, Near Fine example. The concluding volume of what is likely the most significant trilogy of books written in the last century, and the basis for the Oscar winning film directed by Peter Jackson.

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        The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

      Published by the Bodley Head, London in 1956. This is a lovely copy of the 7th instalment of the classic children's series by C. S. Lewis. The book is in Fine condition, with the only blemishes to speak of being some minor sunning to the top and bottom of the spine and a barely noticeable lean to the spine. Otherwise this copy is beautifully clean and bright and tightly bound in its original blue boards with silver gilt lettering to the spine. It is accompanied by a dust jacket which is also in Fine condition, with just some very minor wear to the spine ends and corners, and some slight sunning to the jacket edges. It is very rare to see a copy of this book in such lovely condition and would be a fantastic addition to any collection of modern first editions!

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        Die neu-entdeckten Elisäischen Felder, und was sich in denenselben sonderbares zugetragen, als der königlich pohlnische und churfürstliche sächsische General-Lieutenant bey der Infanteriem auch Commendant der Berg-Festung Königstein, Friedr. Wilh. Freyh. v. Kyau und der durch seine Avanturen am Königlichen Preußischen Hofe in der Welt sehr bekandt gewordene geheime Rath und Freyherr Jacob Paul von Gundling, daselbst einander angetroffen, worinnen überaus merckwürdige und sinnreiche Discurse, samt der wahrhaften Lebens-Beschreibung beyder angeführten Personen enthalten.

       Ft. u. Lpz., (Deer) 1735-36. 3 Tle. (v. 5) in 1 Bd. gr.-8°. Tit., 800 S. Mit 3 Titelkpf. u. einigen Vignetten u. Leisten. HLdr. d. Zt. EA.Hayn -Got. II, 247; Faber du Faur II, 1751a; Holzm.-Boh. VI, 4703; Jantz 957 - Vom selben Verfasser der \"Gespräche im Reiche derer Todten\". \"Stellenweise derb und frei. Selten vollständig.\" (Hayn-Got.). \"A large reservoir of jokes and anecdotes in coarse yet courtly fotm, often discreetly ribald, some not without delicacy. Kyau played an important role to the very end.\" (Faber du Faur). Das Werk wurde mit einem 4. u. 5. Teil bis 1742 fortgesetzt. Fassmann (1683-1744) wurde von König Friedrich Wilhelm 1726 als Zeitungsreferent in sein sog. Tabakskollegium berufen. Dort unterhielt er als Spaßmacher und \"Neuigkeitserzähler\" neben Paul Grundling den König u. seine Gesellschaft. Fassmann karikiert in amüsanten, detallierten Schilderungen die Äußerlichkeiten des Lebens und der Personen am Königshof. Erst Ranke u. Droysen korrigierten das bis dahin durch Fassmann vorgestellte negative Bild von Friedrich Wilhelm I. (vgl. ADB VI, 580f.) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte

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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies. A full set of four British Editions inscribed to Volumes 1 and 2 by Sir Winston Churchill SIGNED First Editions [Apart from Vol 1 - Third Edition]

      London: Cassell and Company. 1956 - Cassell & Company. London, 1956. Mixed Edition set: Vol. 1 – 1957, Third Edition, inscribed in beautiful full leather binding. Vol. 2 – 1956, First Edition, inscribed in beautiful full leather binding. Vol. 3 – 1957, First Edition, in beautiful full leather binding. Vol. 4 – 1958, First Edition, in beautiful full leather binding. Hardcover. Recently rebound in full royal blue morocco leather binding with gilt titles and lion to the spines, gilt lined edges to the boards, with a pocket to volume 1 containing a letter signed by Churchill's private secretary Doreen Pugh, with marbled end papers. Very Good 1st Editions. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Volume I: Third Edition, a very good copy, inscribed by Sir Winston Churchill, the author, without dedication on the half title, perfect in rebound full calf leather, internally very clean and bright, tight binding. Some very minor foxing. This volume includes, in a pocket to the front paste down, a typed letter from Churchill’s private secretary Doreen Pugh dated 22 May 1957 regarding the signing of the volumes. It reads: “Dear Mr Moyes, I have asked Sir Winston if he would sign your two books, and he said he would be glad to. Sir Winston returns to England in mid-June. Perhaps you could send the books along some time after then? Yours sincerely Doreen Pugh Private Secretary” A J Moyes O.B.E. It is addressed at the base of the letter to A J Moyes, Esq., C.B.E. The letter comes from 28 Hyde Park Gate, London SW 7 and is dated 22 May 1957. Volume II: a very good copy, inscribed by Sir Winston Churchill, the author, without dedication on the half title,bound in full royal blue calf leather, internally clean and bright with some foxing, tight binding. Some very minor foxing. Volume III: a very good copy, bound in full royal blue calf leather, internally very clean and bright, tight binding. Some very minor foxing to the front and rear pages. Volume IV: a very good copy, bound in full royal blue calf leather, internally very clean and bright, tight binding. Some very minor foxing to one or two pages. Overall an excellent Mixed Edition set signed by Churchill. Signed by Author. CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, 4 volumes, tall 8vo, Cassell & Co Ltd, mixed edition set, 1957, 56, 57, 58. Volumes 1 and 2 is inscribed by Winston Churchill. With a Typed Letter from Churchill's Private Secretary, Doreen Pugh, dated 22 May 1957. Condition Report Externally Full royal blue calf binding All page edges gilt Spine with gilt titles and the Churchill lion in gilt to the compartments Gilt line edges to the boards See above and photos Internally Some minor foxing but generally clean Inscribed to volumes 1 and 2 See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a jacketed British first edition set 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. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first printing set has been spared most of the usual faults and features near fine volumes in very good dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. The contents are beautifully bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges exhibit mild fading to a uniform dark pink color with a faint hint of staining to the Volume III top edge. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses or tears and retain the original front flap prices. Very light soiling to a few rear faces and uniform spine toning is all that prevents us from grading these jackets as fine rather than just very good. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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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.

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        Steinhausen. Kunstführer Nr. 203 von 1937,

      München: Schnell & Steiner, 1956 - 30 S., ill., 17 cm, antiquarisch gut erhalten, mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren K7783 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Chute

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Signed. First French edition of The Fall. Presentation copy, inscribed by Albert Camus to Italian literary critic Giacomo Antonini. Near Fine. Toning to pages, light toning to spine. Original publisher's promotional sheet laid in, folded roughly in half with a split starting at the fold. Housed in a custom quarter black morocco case. Signed.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?-8. 4 volumes, octavo (234 x 146 mm). Late 20th century red half morocco for Asprey, gilt panelled spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. Spines very lightly sunned. A handsomely bound set. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations ?- the British Empire and the United States ?- was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        The Ginger Man

      London: Neville Spearman. 1956. First UK edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by the author on the half-title page. 1956, First British Edition. Hardcover, blue cloth, gilt title. Minor shelfwear to the crown of the spine, otherwise a Fine, sharp, clean copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. The DJ mild wear to the spine ends; light soil to the rear panel. Signed by Donleavy in Washington, DC in March,1994, as noted in his hand above the signature. Digital images available upon request.

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        PROFILES IN COURAGE

      New York, 1956. Blue cloth with black cloth spine, gilt. Light edge wear. Presentation inscription on front fly leaf. Very good. Lacks the dust jacket. In a blue morocco slipcase, gilt, and with the presidential seal stamped in gilt on the front. Later printing of this famous work, which won Kennedy the Pulitzer Prize. The front fly leaf is inscribed in Kennedy's hand: "To my former boss Louis Ruppel - with warmest regards, John Kennedy." Louis Ruppel was the associate editor of the AMERICAN WEEKLY newspaper in New York. Kennedy previously worked for Ruppel as a reporter, and maintained a warm relationship with him as his political career took off.

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        Situationen. Essays

      first edition of the German translation.Precious autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to Michelle [Vian] on the cover page.Although full copy of his jacket that has a little lack in foot. Rowohlt Hamburg (Hambourg) 1956 12,5x20,5cm broché

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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. A few light marks to covers. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing. 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. Uncommon in this condition; one of about 1,500 copies printed.

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        Archaeological Researches in the Edsen-Gol Region, Inner Mongolia. Together with the catalogue prepared by Folke Bergman [2 volumes]

      Stockholm: Statens Etnografisk Museum. Very Good; 9 x 11.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Attractively rebound . in buckram with leather labels to spine.. 1956-1958. Hardcover. Illustrated by XXVI + 40 black and white plates 2 maps 187 figures; Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition. Publication 39, 41. VII. Archaeology, 8-9. ; 5; 386 pp. .

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell., London 1956 - First Editions, First Printings of all four volumes. A beautiful set bound in leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - 1956, First Edition. Hardcover, black cloth with diamond design and titles in silver. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine cocked; light foxing to the top edge of the text-block; light foxing to the front fly leaf, half-title and title page as well; clean text; bright silver titles. The DJ with shallow chipping to the spine ends and corners; rear panel and flaps spotted; original price present; front panel image complete and attractive. The 4th Bond novel. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Framed Display! On the eve of the Space Race, Chuck Jones draws Bugs Bunny in a specially made space helmet and spacesuit, holding a ray gun in his hand - and a carrot in his mouth!

      n.p., 1956. 14.25" x 16.75". "Original Drawing Signed ""Drawn for Roddy Johnson - / From Bugs Bunny / and / Chuck Jones - 1956-"" in dark pencil. Color, 4"" x 9.5"" image, overall 9"" x 11.5"". Double-matted and framed under glass to 14.25"" x 16.75""."

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        Pincher Martin

      Faber & Faber, London 1956 - First UK edition, first printing. Both book and jacket are in "as new" condition without price clip (Original Price:15s), inscriptions, creasing or tears. Book bound in original red cloth in stylish Anthony Gross dustwrapper with scarce Book Society wraparound band. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1956 - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1956. Early Printings of Fellowship and Two Towers. First Edition / First Printing of The Return of the King. Dated 1956 on the title page. Printed in Great Britain on the verso and books by Tolkien. Fellowship and Two Towers undated with printed in Great Britain. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering. Illustrated fold out maps the rear. Book Condition: Very Good, clean pages, light shelf wear. Mild age toning, spines mildly rolled. The scarce dust jackets are not present. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked throughout with clean white edges. Covers fine, corners sharp, in original near fine first state dust jacket with remarkably white back cover. Not price clipped. An excellent copy. Further images on request.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a collector-worthy jacketed British first edition set 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. The British first edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first printing set is superior to most we see, featuring near fine volumes in near fine dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight. The only exterior flaws we note are two bumps – to the Volume III lower rear corner and the Volume IV upper rear hinge. The contents are beautifully bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color with only a touch of the usual fading. The fore edges remain bright as well, with just a little soiling, but entirely free of spotting and unusually clean nonetheless. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses or tears and retaining the original front flap prices. Spine presentation is excellent, with only barely noticeable color shift between the jacket spines and faces. Fractional wear at a few spine ends and tiny blemishes to the upper Volume IV spine are the only minor flaws worth reporting. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House 1956 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Barbarous Coast

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 - First Edition of Ross Macdonald's " The Barbarous Coast" MACDONALD, Ross. The Barbarous Coast. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Octavo. 248 pp. Original orange and white patterned paper over boards, price-clipped dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine and rear panel of jacket, else fine. A condensed version of this novel appeared in Cosmopolitan under the title of The Dying Animal. HBS 67409. $1,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        KITTY HAWK

      New York: Spiral Press, 1956. 1st edition, original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). Published as Frost's Christmas greeting for 1956, with a new poem by Frost and woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. (Crane B28.) The present copy bears the author's (Robert Frost) personal imprint. Additionally, Frost has signed his name in full along the bottom of the title page using fountain pen ink. Frost generally did not sign his Christmas cards, but would occasionally initial "R.F." to personalize. It is very scarce to see his name signed in full as it appears on the present offering. Minimal sunning, else in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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