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        The Militant South

      Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1956 - 8vo., red cloth lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket; with edge-wear. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "For Lois and Philip Jessup, with the best wishes of John Hope Franklin," on the half-title page. ---- Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. At times Jessup and Franklin traveled in the same circles. In 1955, for instance, both men published articles in the Political Science Quarterly. They also delivered University of Michigan commencement addresses. A lovely copy of Franklin's pioneering work about southern antebellum militancy with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Uta-Janine Störmer]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: SEATE BOOKS]
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      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 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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      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]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956] - Octavo, boards. First edition. A completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (1948; 1953). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 (1968) is one of the most famous computer stories, but his THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956) may well be the profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction . [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." - Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. This novel "is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-7. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some age-tanning, mostly internal, but with some show through on white spine panel lettering. A very nice copy. (#150103) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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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]

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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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      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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      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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      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 [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."

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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.

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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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        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

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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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        (Witebsk 1887 - 1985 Vence). Klagelied des Jeremias. Farblithographie aus \'Dessins pour la Bible\', Verve 33/34. Paris, 1956. 35,5 x 26 cm.

       1956 Mourlot 140. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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.

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      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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      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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      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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