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        The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

      London: N.p. [BBC], 1956. 23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Revisions, annotations and doodles throughout, some dampstaining to upper half. First edition. CO-WRITER LARRY STEPHENS' COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO FRONT PAGE AND WITH HIS REVISIONS AND ELABORATE DOODLES THROUGHOUT. 'Larry was an ex-commando captain, who had seen some tough service in the Far East. He had a natural flair for comedy scriptwriting and shared with the Goons their irreverence and sense of the ridiculous, and also their artistic and musical leanings. He was both an able pianist and a meticulous illustrator of the definitive Goon character, with which he was wont to adorn the pages of his script.' (Jimmy Grafton, The Goon Show Companion). Larry Stephens is one of the more elusive figures in British comedy history. He and Spike Milligan were kindred spirits. Both were jazz fanatics (Stephens was a skilled pianist); both had faced the terror of war (Stephens as a Commando Captain); both battled personal demons. Stephens began his comedy career writing material for his close friend, the yet-to-be-famous Tony Hancock, but by 1951 had found his spiritual home at The Goon Show. He was a rock for the famously unstable Spike Milligan, able most weeks to distil the essence of Spike's madness into a workable Goon Show script. Stephens' ability to speak fluent Milligan made their writing partnership the most reliably productive on the show, and is also the main reason why the short film The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn comes closest of all visual adaptations to capturing the almost abstract imaginary universe of the Goons. But Stephens was an alcoholic, and his excessive drinking led to battles with the BBC as early as Series 2 -- and also to his tragically early death from a cerebral haemorrhage in January 1959, at the age of thirty-five. Stephens' absent-minded habit of doodling Goonish caricatures on his scripts is well documented (see above), but examples rarely appear on the open market. The script offered here carries some excellent examples, notably the full-page rendering of 'Xerxes Print, Horse-Plucker-In-Ordinary'. The dampstaining (which has not affected the doodles) seems to have taken place a long time ago: Stephens' name on the front page is blanched slightly, but is perfectly legible. A recording of this show is held in the BBC Sound Archives. Spike Milligan was unwell at the time of recording, and does not appear; his place was taken by George Chisholm. An extremely rare and highly desirable piece of British comedy history.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Long Day's Journey into Night

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,, 1956. Tall octavo. Original oatmeal cloth spine, spine lettered in gilt on a black ground, black cloth covers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, a stunning copy of O'Neill's masterpiece and one of the great plays of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Images pour un jardin sans murs.

      Paris, Pierre de Tartas 1956 - Le présent ouvrage est le fruit de la collaboration amicale de Maurice Genevoix et de Maurice de Vlaminck. 9 planches en couleurs et 8 bois gravés en plusieurs tons ornant les lettrines. Complet & Contrôlé Édition originale tirée 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci, sur vélin de Rives, non numéroté (Exemplaire réservé à l'auteur), un des quelques exemplaires réservés. Paris, Pierre de Tartas - non daté (1956) - 110 pages. Envoi dédicacé de Maurice Genevoix daté de Noel 1958, sur la page du faux titre. Pages volantes sous couverture au titre imprimée. Étui coffret toile bleue jeans. Signatures de l'auteur et de l'artiste imprimées en rouge sur le plat supérieur. Traces d'insolation sur l'étui. Pales rousseurs sur la couverture et les gardes uniquement. Très bon état. Format in-folio (37x28). Edition illustrée Dédicacé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Hesperus - Blätter der Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft Nr. 12 Oktober 1956,

      Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft Bayreuth 1956 Taschenbuch Seiten 68 Format 18x25 altersbedingt guter Zustand, angestoßen, Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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        The Darts Champion. 13 sheets - colour separation and progressive proofs.

      Guinness, [1956] - A Rare complete set of colour separation proofs and progressive proofs for this famous image. Each sheet 29 x 19 inches plus blank borders. A rare complete series of progressive proofs for this famous image, 13 sheets in all showing the individual colours printed separately as well as progressively. A little minor creasing and a few short tears to the border of the final proof otherwise in excellent state. Probably a unique set. Progressive proofs for lithographs are very uncommon. I have never previously seen a set which also includes the colour separation proofs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Gargantua. Texte d'époque intégral.

      Paris, Éditionsd'Art Éryx 1956 - Pointes Sèches originales de Gaston Barret. La vie treshorrificque du Grand Gargantua, Père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas Abstracteur de quinte essence Livre plein de Pantagruelisme. Édition tirée à 395 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°27) un des 14 exemplaires sur vélin JAPON d'origine fait main numérotés de 20 à 33 comprenant : un croquis original, trois suites des gravures et des planches refusées en différents états avec remarques en trois tons sur CHINE, un bon à tirer. Exemplaire signé par l'illustrateur sur la justification et truffé d'une suite supplémentaire (non justifiée) des 4 planches refusées, d'un zinc découpé et du courrier de commande des Éditions Eryx avec enveloppe. Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, Éditions d'Art Éryx - 1956 - 194 pages. Un portrait frontispice et 14 illustrations en couleurs, dont une à double page. Complet & Contrôlé. Pages volantes sous couverture rouge repliée et aux titres imprimées. Les suites également sous couvertures. Chemise avec dos lisse maroquin rouge, aux titre et auteurs dorés. Étui plein maroquin rouge. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x23). Edition illustrée

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Aquarell: Blick über einen Tannenwald in eine schroffe Gebirgslandschaft: Möglicherweise im Elbsandsteingebirge.

       1956 Bildmaß: 45 x 59 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 50 x 64 cm ). Links unten mit M. Heilmann signiert und mit 1956 datiert. Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. >>> Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276.<<< ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand möglich wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Heilmann, Max Heilmann, Aquarell, Elbe, Elbsandsteingebirge, Bastei, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

      

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Damn Yankees: A New Musical

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 164 p. Gray cloth with black and gilt stamping, mounted photo at front, orange top stain. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine panel darkened, price intact ($2.95). Includes a yellow card signed by co-writer and director George Abbott, as well as a card signed by Jean Stapleton, who played "Sister" in the original production, and an original 1956 playbill from Forty-Six Street Theatre where the play debuted. An attractive copy of the Broadway smash.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1956 - First English language edition. Tiny ding on rear board, boards lightly rubbed, spine lightly foxed, ink names on front endpapers. 74, [1] pp. Tipped in glossy photographic illustrations reproduced from scenes in the 1955 Disney / True-Life Adventure film of the same name. Photography by Alfred & Emma Milotte, who spent three years on location to complete this project. The film won the Silver Bear Award at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival. The book was designed by Armand A. Bigle and produced by Marc Barraud from the original French language edition 'Walt Disney Lions d'AFrique.' Printed in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland. This work is important for a number of reasons: as an artifact of early American efforts in documentary nature films; as a piece of Walt Disney memorabilia; as evidence of early conservation efforts; and as a notable example of book design, and of tipped-in photographs in particular. While we found between two and three dozen copies in institutional holdings, this title appears to be rather scarce in the trade.Keywords: FILM MOTION PICTURE MOVIE CINEMA WALT DISNEY AFRICAN LION [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 20 vom 29. September 1956 ( Citroen DS 19 )

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1956 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 20 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Heiner und sein Wildhengst

      München : F. Schneider, - keine Altersangabe --ca. 1956 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

      [Bookseller: Preiswerterlesen.de]
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        President Eisenhower's hand corrected campaign speech given one month before his second election. Typed Manuscript with copious hand written annotations, unsigned, 15 pp., Folio, Washington , DC, ca October 9, 1956

      This is his second draft (so titled) for the president's 1956 presidential campaign speech delivered in Pittsburgh at the Hunt's Armory, Oct. 10, 1956. and on national television. The 1956 campaign was the first in which televised campaign ads were influential, allowing the candidates to avoid some of the rigors of in-person campaigning. We include a photographed copy of the speech "as actually delivered" released to the press. Our typed manuscript bears dozens of pencil changes incorporating hundreds of words, including whole sections that Eisenhower rewrote and in several instances crossed out and edited again. He used the margins as he ran out of room on the typed pages. Thus, the president's abundant editing offers great insight into his thoughts while on the last leg of his second presidential campaign. A few selections from Eisenhower's hand corrected draft of his nationally televised campaign speech in Pittsburgh one month before his election to his second term: Eisenhower edits the opening line following "My fellow citizens" as follows: "We are now passing through one of those political episodes..." Typed text continues: "when democracy, in this Republic, tests and proves itself...." In the finished speech, Eisenhower talks about honesty in political campaigns on the issues of government support of big vs. small businesses, faltering education, social security and unemployment, federal support of health programs. On foreign policy he mentions the end of the Korean War, aid to other nations, "Weakness invites aggression. Strength stops it...." He advocates for weapons testing as a war deterrent. Annotations in pencil throughout the fifteen page speech. Staple holes and a paperclip impression in upper left corner. Light wear and in very good condition. Additional quotes: "What then is the real issue? It is this: what principles -- what policies and programs -- can best help our people to gain and to guard these blessings? How shall we debate this issue? I do it with this conviction: what matters in a democracy is not how loudly our leaders speak -- but how responsibly -- now how big their promises are --- but how honest. "They say that your government of today cares only for 'big business' -- nothing for 'small business' Now what are the facts?...the testing fact -- is that the enforcement of anti-trust laws has never been more strict..we...created the Small Business Administration ...." Eisenhower won his second presidential campaign, with Richard Nixon as his running mate, defeating Democratic party candidate Adlai Stevenson for the second time. In the 1956 election, Eisenhower won by an electoral college landslide and also received 57% of the popular vote. Rare in this format and with important and timely content.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        9 eigh. Briefe und 18 eigh. Postkarten. Darauf 12 Zeichnungen in Ölkreide, Tinte und Kugelschreiber.

      München u. a. 20. IX. bis Dezember 1968 . -, Feldwies 1956 - Zus. 27 S. Quarto und Quer-Kl.-8vo. - Beilieg. 2 eigh. Umschläge. Schreiben an die Künstlerin Angelica Bender (hier Angelika; geb. 1940), ab 1963-64 verheiratete Benecke. Willi Geiger war ab ca. 1956 ihr Privatlehrer und während ihres Studiums an der Staatlichen Akademie ihr Dozent. Ihre über ein Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnis hinausgehende freundschaftliche Beziehung (wohl auch Schwärmerei auf Seiten des fast achtzigjährigen Geiger) spiegelt sich in einigen der Schreiben Willi Geigers und vor allem in den schönen, tlw. typisch farbkräftigen und spielerischen Gelegenheitszeichnungen, mit denen er seine Korrespondenz an Freunde zu schmücken pflegte, wieder. Die Briefe und Karten mit Anweisungen des Lehrers an die Schülerin, Verabredungen für den Unterricht, Schreiben aus dem Krankenhaus in München nach einer Nierenoperation (1957) und in Prien am Chiemsee nach einer Lungenentzündung (1959) etc. - München, 19. III. 1957: ". Es liegt mir nun sehr daran, daß Sie weiterhin fleißig zeichnen, gerade Detailzeichnungen von Augen, Nasen, Fingern, Füßen u. s. w. Und in freien Stunden besuchen Sie die Peruanische Ausstellung im Völkerkundemuseum!!! Machen Sie genaue Zeichnungen nach den Masken ." - O. O., 15. VI. 1957 (Poststempel): ". Am Mittwoch bin ich verhindert zu kommen da ich im Fernsehstudio zu tun habe (Sie sehen u. hören mich bei einer Reportage in meinem Atelier am Mittwoch 19h) ." - Feldwies, 10. IX. 1957 (als Antwort auf Glückwünsche zu seinem 79. Geburtstag am 27. VIII): ". Mit deinem Wunsch daß die Weisheit des Alters mir noch viele große Werke bescheren möge hat es seine Bedenken: Erstens ermangle ich der Weisheit und zweitens weiß ich noch immer nicht was Alter ist ." - Die Zeichnungen mit stilisierten Porträts, Franziskus umringt von Vögeln, einem Pferd, Blumen und Blumenvase, Obstteller u. a. 1000 g.

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        Passage

      Jonathan Williams, Publisher 1956 - McClure's first book, one of 200 copies printed. String-tied printed wrappers. Slight handling wear to covers, page edges a little browned. Printed by the Windhover Press and published as Jargon 20. Signed and inscribed by McClure on the title-page. Clements A1. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Triolet Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Fantastic Ben-Gurion to Dayan! A day after Egypt's Nasser proclaimed a new constitution and assured his people of the strength of his armed forces, Israeli Prime Minister Ben-Gurion writes to General Moshe Dayan "We must be militarily prepared not because of our past glory but because of our view of the future with open eyes without neglecting the future capacity of our enemy … We must constantly remember: Our defense is tied to the ultimate issue - victory or annihilation…"

      Jerusalem, Israel, January 17, 1956. 6.25" x 7.75". "Important Typed Letter Signed ""D. Ben-Gurion"" as Israeli Prime Minister, in Hebrew, to Brig. General Moshe Dayan, Chief of the General Staff, Hakiryah, Tel Aviv. Jerusalem, Israel, 1 page, 6.25"" x 7.75"", January 17, 1956. With complete English translation. Two loose-leaf holes in blank right margin. Fine condition.In full, ""In light of the forthcoming, we must be militarily prepared not because of our past glory - but because of our view of the future with open eyes without neglecting the future capacity of our enemy. We are commanded to engage in critical, pointed and brutal self analysis. We must constantly remember: Our defense is tied to the ultimate issue -victory or annihilation. We must not make the fatal error that was made by France - who was prepared for World War II with the plans of World War I, and therefore was crushed in the war.""A day earlier, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser had proclaimed a new constitution for Egypt and, according to the Los Angeles Times, ""the President aroused thunderous applause from the great crowd when he assured his people that new armed forces already were strong enough to defend Egypt 'against Zionist aggression'""The October 29 - November 6, 1956, Suez Crisis (Sinai War), resulted in Israel's capture of the Gaza Strip and the entire Sinai Peninsula. The United States pressured Israel to withdraw from Egyptian territory; Israel withdrew from Sinai in March 1957. The Straits of Tiran, closed by Egypt since 1951 was re-opened; Israeli shipping could again move freely through the Straits of Tiran to and from Africa and Asia. In 40 years of auction records, we locate only 3 other letters from Ben Gurion to Dayan."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956., 1956. FIRST EDITION, Octavo, Binding B, pp.257. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott. Book is near fine, with one tiny mark to fore-edge. Jacket also near fine with a couple of tiny chips and faint marks. A lovely copy housed in a collector's clamshell box. Gilbert A4a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Evangeliorum quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis [The Lindisfarne Gospels].

      Folio, 2 volumes. Volume I: the facsimile; 28 mounted colour plates, 490 monochrome plates; bound in full vellum, blind decorations on upper board. Volume II: xxiv, 295, 176pp, 6 colour & 54 monochrome plates, 64 text figures; bound in quarter vellum and papered boards. A fine set in excellent condition, having been protected by the original paper wrappers and plain heavy card packing boxes. Limited edition of 680 numbered copies. A superb facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels: 'the most magnificent book surviving from Anglo-Saxon England', 'The text is one of the best witnesses for the Vulgate version of the Gospels; the pictures of the Evangelists which precede each Gospel have Greek inscriptions on them; the decoration of the manuscript is one of the great masterpieces of early medieval art, combining Celtic and Germanic elements; and the gloss added in the tenth century is an all-important Early English text' (TLS, 13 Jan 1961). The second volume contains a detailed commentary and analysis of the book by various editors/contributors.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        SOME TIME Jargon 15

      Jonathan Williams, Stuttgart 1956 - Tall octavo. Unpaginated. One of 50 numbered and SIGNED copies. Original Japanese wrappers designed by Celia Thaew (Zukofsky). A few faint spots on first blank; very light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lost Horizon Bookstore]
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        Les Hain-Teny.

      Paris, Les Bibliophiles de l'Union française, 1956. - In-folio, en feuilles, sous couverture en papier d'Auvergne, illustrée de la première gravure sur les plats et le dos, 19 eaux-fortes originales d'André Masson dont 10 hors texte et 9 vignettes y compris celle sur la page de titre. Chemise et emboîtage en carton imprimés en noir, brun et blanc. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE. L'un des premiers travaux sur la sémantique et la culture malgache. Recueil de poèmes malgaches traduits et publiés dès 1913 par Paulhan, et dont le titre désigne les duels poétiques pratiqués à Madagascar. On sait que les problèmes du langage ont suscité très vite chez Jean Paulhan (1884-1968) un intérêt particulier qui aboutira à ses célèbres Fleurs de Tarbes. La gravure en couleurs et en relief chez André Masson (1896-1987). Généreuse illustration de Masson comportant 19 gravures en couleurs dont 9 à pleine page, soit 10 planches à l'eau-forte et à l'aquatinte en plusieurs couleurs sur cuivre unique, une vignette sur la page de titre et 8 compositions à l'aquatinte, en une ou deux couleurs, pour chaque faux-titre, ainsi qu'une couverture à l'aquatinte gravée du même sujet, sur les deux plats. Tirage : - 100 exemplaires sur Auvergne du moulin Richard de Bas, nominatifs (n°77), numérotés 1 à 100. - 16 exemplaires (XVI), numérotés I à XVI, réservés aux collaborateurs de l'ouvrage. Tous les exemplaires sont signés par l'auteur, l'artiste et le président de la société. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Howl and Other Poems

      The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First edition, first printing., 1956.. First edition, first printing.. Slight soiling to leading edge of title page, minor wear, near fine to fine in custom mylar cover and black cloth clamshell case.. Black wrapper with white overlay printed title panel. Pocket Poets Series, Number Four.

      [Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA]
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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 3 vom 4. Februar 1956

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1956 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 3 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Facsimile-Edition of the Latin Charters Prior to the Ninth Century. Vorhanden ist der lückenlose Bestand von Band 1-61 und Band 72.

      Dietikon-Zurich, Urs Graf-Verlag, 1956-2002. Folio (44 x 32 cm). Je Band ca. 100 bis 160 Seiten mit je ca. 20 bis 50 Urkundentafeln. Zus. 62 Bände. Orig.-Halbpergamentbände. *Monumentalwerk zur Urkundenkunde. - Die Reihe der Chartae Latinae Antiquiores stellt Beschreibung der äußeren und inneren Merkmale, Bibliographie und originalgetreues Faksimile aller Urkunden bis zum Ende des 9. Jahrhunderts bereit. Die erste Serie ist abgeschlossen und umfasst Band 1-49, sie beinhaltet Papyrus- und Pergamenturkunden bis zum Jahr 800. Die zweite Serie (ChLA2) wird mit Band 50 fortgesetzt. Erfasst werden zunächst alle in Italien aufbewahrten Urkunden ab dem 9. Jahrhundert. Eine Übersicht der Einzelbände können Sie unter folgendem Internetlink einsehen Internet unter \"urs-graf-verlag\" - Die Serie ist im Buchhandel bzw. Verlag lieferbar (Preis der Einzelbände: 630 Euro bzw. bei Gesamtkauf je 560 Euro). - Hier eine Gelegenheit den kompletten Grundbestand von Band 1-61 + Bd. 72 antiquarisch zu erwerben (Neupreis für den hier vorhandenen Bestand: ca. 35.000 Euro). - Vorsätze und Titel mit je einem Stempel. Ansonsten völlig unbenutzt und wie neu. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, diamond motif in silver and diamond pattern in blind to front board. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, small chip to head of rear panel, short closed tear to foot of spine and creased and nicked extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/Very Good ++. A pleasing First Edition, First Printing of this Dr. Seuss title. Overall the book condition is Near Fine with a sound and intact jacket that has conserved a vibrant and good looking edition. The book has minor rubbing along the edges although the decorative boards have been well preserved and are quite clean. Minor fading of color on the front free end paper. Minor pencil markings on the verso and half title page, appear erased but not completely. A previous owner's inscription in black ink on the verso dated Aug 19-58. Otherwise a smooth and clear pre title and title page. Pages throughout book display sharp and bright animations and text. Top page edges display some dotting but are intact and without chipping. Dust jacket is protected by an archival jacket. Dust jacket contains all first edition points [Younger & Hirsch pp. 108-110]. Price of "250/250" appears to have been folded over without tearing and is intact, otherwise perfect front and back flaps. Extremely minor bumping along the top edges of jacket without tearing. Jacket displays some light soiling. Spine displays moderate sunning with a top chip of .25" and a bottom chip of .50", title still legible. Overall the book is in quite nice condition, protected by a dust jacket that is complete but shows wear. A great edition that would make a lively enhancement to any Dr. Seuss collection.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Das Buch der deutschen Fluggeschichte. 3 Bände, komplett. Band 1: Vorzeit - Wendezeit - Werdezeit; Band 2: Vorkriegszeit - Kriegszeit - Nachkriegszeit bis 1932; Band 3: Die große Zeit der deutschen Luftfahrt bis 1945.

      Drei Brunnen-Verlag, Stuttgart 1956 - Mit zwei Postkarten des Autors (u. einem Brief an ihn v. Hans Hermann Schmidt, einem der Eismeer-Flieger) a.d.Jahr 1957, sowie einem Begleit-Brief des 3-Brunnen-Verlages zu dem vorliegenden Buch-Belegexemplar; u. vielen Zeitungsartikeln aus den 60er Jahren ff. zum Thema. +++ Bd. 1: 600 S., 2. verbesserte u. erweiterte Auflage. 1956. Orig. silbergeprägte Lwd. mit OSchU (dieser mit Randläsionen), sonst innen u. außen wie neu. +++ Bd. 2: 736 S., 2. verbesserte u. erweiterte Auflage. 1956. OSchU an Rändern leicht beschädigt, sonst innen u. außen wie neu. Mit Zeitungsartikeln, u.a. über "DEN DEUTSCHEN ST.EXUPERY PETER SUPP, vom 3.10.1986. 3. Bd.: Erste Ausgabe, 1979, 636 S. OSchU mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren, sonst innen u. außen wie neu. Die Bände 2 und 3 mit Orig.-SCHUBER. Keine Anstreichungen, kein Bes.vermerk. Zustand innen und außen sehr gut bis wie neu. +++ Aus Nichtraucherhauslhalt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis, Internet-Antiquariat]
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        [Photo-Archive:] Photographs of an Israeli Soldier and Israeli Defense Forces Operations in the Field, circa 1956-1973

      [Israel. circa 1956-1973]. An archive consisting of 60 loose black & white snapshots and related photographs of an Israeli soldier and the military operations of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) armored brigade in the field, spanning the years from 1959 through the mid-1970s. The collection includes images taken during the 1967 Six Day War and 1973 Yom Kippur War, and other IDF military operations. Also included are images of various bands of armed men dating back to 1959, most of whom are informally dressed and armed with rifles (rather than Uzi submachine guns which most Israeli soldiers were armed with). The collection contains an Israeli ID card of a young man issued in 1958, presumably the photographer, who served in an armored brigade, along with a snapshot of a woman in uniform dating from the same period, and 3 or 4 family photographs taken in Eastern Europe, one of which shows a young boy and father at a family grave in Poland. Although we have not be able to clearly identify the photographer, the image of the headstone in Poland records the name of one Josef Sadek who died in 1956.The collection is roughly divided into three lots, the first consisting of 21 prints dating from 1959 -- circa 1960; a second lot of 33 prints dating from the 1960s -- mid-1970s (including 1 color print of IDF soldiers assigned to a bulldozer); and a third lot of 6 personal prints (including the ID card). A few prints are captioned on the back in Hebrew, all in near fine condition. An intriguing collection featuring many compelling images of Israeli tank crews and individual soldiers, documenting in particular the ethnic diversity of the men, and their high morale. .

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        THE BALLAD OF CAT BALLOU

      1956. CHANSLOR, Roy. THE BALLAD OF CAT BALLOU. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation from Chanslor on front endpaper: "To Deborah & Walter Clyde, My very old and valued friends. All the best, Roy. 4/7/56." Basis for the movie "Cat Ballou," starring Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda. The 1965 movie received three Academy Award nominations, including best song, and Lee Marvin won an Academy Award for Best Actor. An uncommon book, especially signed. Fine; minor wear d/j. $850.00.

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        Le goût de notre temps.

      Albert Skira, Genf 1956 - O.-Leinen mit OU im O.-Schuber. Vorsatz mit Originalzeichnung lavierte Tusche (lavis d'encre sur papier, 24 x 17 cm) von Marc Chagall. Handsigniert und datiert von Marc Chagall ( Book signed, dated and with an original handdrawing by Marc Chagall): ''Pour Karl Georg Hemmerich. Marc Chagall 1956 Geneve.'' Dargestellt ist die Umrisszeichnung eines Engels mit lockigen Haaren im Profil, der seine rechte Hand ausstreckt. Das Motiv mit zarten, mit den Fingern aufgetragenen Tuschwischungen hinterlegt. - Es handelt sich um einen Band mit einer frühen schwungvollen Zeichnung Chagalls im Vortitel und fliegenden Vorsatz, den Chagall seinem Übersetzer als Dank gewidmet hat. Er stammt direkt aus dem Nachlass der Tochter des Übersetzers Karl Georg Hemmerich (1892 - 1979) 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 renommierten 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') mit einer Tuschzeichnung und Namenszug signiert. - Hemmerich arbeitete bis 1968, also bis zum 78. Lebensjahr, für den Skira-Verlag.'' - Dazu beigegeben: 1. Die deutschsprachige Ausgabe, Genf 1956. - und 2. 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, daher die absolut zweifelsfreie Provenienz. Siehe auch DNB und WorldCat.; Jahr: 1956; Format: Kleinoktav; Anzahl der Seiten: 121 / 122; Auflage: 1.; Zustand: 1 (sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar) 465 gr. 121 / 122 pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Immanuel, Einzelhandel]
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        Dizionario volante Depero. Voci, significati, aneddoti e opere.

      A cura della Galleria permanente e Museo storico Depero a Rovereto. Primo gruppo 5 tavole e 18 voci. Secondo gruppo 9 tavole, 30 voci. Rovereto, Galleria Museo Depero, 1956. Due cartelline curate dallo stesso Depero con scritti ed opere, le sole pubblicate. Axs

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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, "To Anthony Amari best regards John Kennedy." Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing. 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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        Damn Yankees: A New Musical

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 164 p. Gray cloth with black and gilt stamping, mounted photo at front, orange top stain. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine panel darkened, price intact ($2.95). Includes a yellow card signed by co-writer and director George Abbott, as well as a card signed by Jean Stapleton, who played "Sister" in the original production, and an original 1956 playbill from Forty-Six Street Theatre where the play debuted. An attractive copy of the Broadway smash.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Small Archive Related to Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

      (1956, 1968). In 1897, eight year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking, in part, "Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" The reply of Editor Francis P. Church read, in small part, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias...." Church's response became the most reprinted English language newspaper editorial in history. When Virginia O'Hanlon died, in 1971, friends formed a press to publish the editorial and its back story as a children's book; in 1974, the book became an Emmy Award-winning animated television special; and, in 2009, it became a CGI animated television special entitled simply, "Yes Virginia." The items offered here all predate the story's book and animation fame, and include the typescript of a 1956 television appearance by O'Hanlon, a Sun broadside of the editorial, and Two Christmas Classics, which is likely the editorial's first appearance in book form, in 1968. The lot is as follows: 1. The 3-page typescript of a 1956 segment of the television show The Children's Hour, hosted by Ed Herlihy, with guest appearances in this episode by Santa Claus and by Virginia O'Hanlon, who would have been in her late 60s. In it, Santa asks Herlihy if there really is a Virginia, and Herlihy introduces "Dr. Laura Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas," using her married name (kept after her divorce), acknowledging her doctorate (from her career as an educator), and revealing that "Virginia" was actually her middle name. Herlihy then recounts the story of the editorial, and O'Hanlon is given unscripted time to talk about events since, followed with her own reading of Francis P. Church's famous response to her younger self. These pages are stapled to: 2. An undated New York World Telegram/The Sun broadside of the full editorial, entitled "Is There a Santa Claus?," and adding a paragraph at the bottom on "How Editorial Happened to Be Written." 3. A cover letter is included, written on New York World Telegram letterhead and dated October 21, 1956, from a former employee of the paper to "Miss Clements" (Alice Clements, producer of The Children's Hour), saying that he is acquainted with O'Hanlon and feels he can convince her to appear on the show, adding, "Each and every year during the month of December I was shocked by the nation-wide demand for reprints of the Virginia O'Hanlon story." These three items are folded in half, and the corner staple is rusted; they are otherwise near fine. 4. Together with the chapbook Two Christmas Classics, issued by Columbia University Press, ca. 1968, and printing both Church's editorial and Clement Clarke Moore's A Visit from Saint Nicholas ("Twas the night before Christmas") as a holiday keepsake, as both Church and Moore were graduates of Columbia College. (Coincidentally, O'Hanlon received her Masters Degree from Columbia.) The chapbook also prints brief, anonymous, introductions to each. Approximately 4-3/4" x 6-1/2", edge-sunning to the front cover; near fine in stapled wrappers, with a holiday greeting laid in that is signed by Carl B. Hansen, of Columbia University Press. A relatively early grouping of items in the enduring legacy of one child's curiosity and Church's timeless response embodying the meaning of Christmas. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern.

      - Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. München/ Robert Wölfle, Zürich/ l'Art Ancien, Olten/ Weiss-Hesse, 1956. Folio. With 51 original leaves from herbals, all with illustration, many handcoloured. In the original cloth box; the text in printed wrappers. One of only 100 copies produced. It is the only work on herbals ever made which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography, and a history of early botany of almost 100 pages. The superb leaves are for example taken from the: Herbarius Patavi (Passau, J. Petri, 1485); Gart der Gesuntheit (Mainz, Peter Schöffer, 1485); Ortus Sanitatis. (Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491); Brunschwig. Liber de arte distilandi de Simplicibus (Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1500); as well as leaves from the famous books by Brunfels, Roesslin, Ryff, Fuchs, Bock, Dioscorides, Lonitzer, Mattioli, Dodoens a.o. All leaves in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Im Kinderland - Lieder und Reigen - 1. Auflage 1956

      Corvina Verlag Budapest Erscheinungsjahr 1956 - Format Folio ( 24 x 32 cm ) - 1. Auflage - , 44 S. m. zahlreichen farbigen, teils halb - und ganzseitigen , Abbildungen und Versen dazu, Originalhalbleinen mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel, Einbandkanten etwas bestoßen, innen sehr gut, Erhaltung 2+ //

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        Témoignage. with an original etching by Picasso and an original etching by Paul Lemagny

      Témoignage. Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday. Limited in 125 numbered copies. Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Condition: Very rare copy, in very good conditions. The cover is slightly tan and the original glassine worn with some tears, inside NO stains, etchings are clear, offsetting on the blanc page preceding the title page, and in the first text page. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Frank Costello (Mafia) 20th Century Bible - KJV

      Hardcover. Good. Bible with zip covers personally owned by Mobster Frank Costello, aka the Prime Minister. MINT CONDITION. kept in Costello's office desk drawer. Costello rose in power and influence to Boss of the Luciano Crime family, which became the Genovese crime family. Seller's father Jim Smith met Mickey Cohen in 1956 while boxing. Stayed close friends with him and became his right hand man. From 1961 to 1972 Cohen was imprisoned for tax evasion. After his release Smith and Cohen saw each other every day until his 1976 death. Cohen was friend of Costello's since the 1930s. Smith and Cohen visited Costello in New York and Smith was given many personal items of Costello's including his Bible.

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        Howl and other poems

      City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco 1956 - Moderate staining to edges of pasted wraps (some from paste), and mild sunning to spine. 1/2" tear at tail. Else fine. Signed by author on title-page and by dedicatee of Howl, Carl Solomon, at beginning of poem (p. 9) &#150;see following pages for photographs. Only one copy with Solomon&#146;s signature at auction since 1975 (1992 reappearing in 2005) on ABPC. Presented in custom clam-shell box. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pryor-Johnson Rare Books]
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        Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern.

      Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. München/ Robert Wölfle, Zürich/ l'Art Ancien, Olten/ Weiss-Hesse, 1956. Folio. With 51 original leaves from herbals, all with illustration, many handcoloured. In the original cloth box; the text in printed wrappers. One of only 100 copies produced. It is the only work on herbals ever made which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography, and a history of early botany of almost 100 pages. The superb leaves are for example taken from the: Herbarius Patavi (Passau, J. Petri, 1485); Gart der Gesuntheit (Mainz, Peter Schöffer, 1485); Ortus Sanitatis. (Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491); Brunschwig. Liber de arte distilandi de Simplicibus (Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1500); as well as leaves from the famous books by Brunfels, Roesslin, Ryff, Fuchs, Bock, Dioscorides, Lonitzer, Mattioli, Dodoens a.o. All leaves in passe-partout.

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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House, 1956 First Edition according to the Younger bibliography (price of 250/250 on front flap of DJ), humorously inscribed by Dr. Seuss "to unseen playmates" on the verso of the front free endpaper. Prior owner's initials and charming note written on verso of half title. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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