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        BOTANICAL EXTRACTS, OR, PHILOSOPHY OF BOTANY

      1956 - THORNTON, ROBERT JOHN. BOTANICAL EXTRACTS, OR, PHILOSOPHY OF BOTANY. London, printed by Bensley for White, Johnson & Co., Longman & Co., 1810. et alii. Four folio volumes, 19x13.5 inches. Pp.Xii,1-308 plus[5]ff. plates; pp. 309-625 plus [2]ff. plates; pp. [3-8] plus [106]ff. plates; [95]ff. plates. A thorough and entertaining discussion on how to grow plants and how they are classified, with chapters on atmosphere, light, the uses of electricity in growing plants (with reference to Benjamin Franklin) and with descriptions of experiments. Containing over 200 plates, most of them botanical, but also charts and engraved explanations of "The Sexual System of Plants," double-page scenes of tea-growing in China and volcanic eruptions, 27ff. of portraits of renowned botanists in elaborate pictorial frames, two allegorical frontispieces, and five mezzotints of religious paintings. The plate volumes were issued separately in the same year, and an advertisement for them appears at the end of Volume II. Unlike Thornton's "The Temple of Flora," this work contains no color plates. However the quality of the plates is very high, drawing from the work of over 25 artists, including Reinagle, Ramsay, Raeburn and Opie, and executed by over twenty engravers, including Bartolozzi, Caroline Watson, Landseer, and Ward. A monumental work, encapsulating all that was known on the subject at the time. Occasional light spotting to pages and faint foxing to margins of plates, not affecting printed area; two double plates have small tears along the hinge. On the whole internally fine. Bound in full calf, gilt. A.e.g. Light wear to extremities; four boards detached. (Nissen 1956; see Pritzel 9235-9242.)

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, inscribed and dated in three volumes from Winston Churchill to his close friend and indispensable wartime Chief of Staff, General Lord Hastings Lionel "Pug" Ismay

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. ?"We became hand in glove and much more…?" (Churchill, The Gathering Storm) Winston Churchill said this of his close friend and indispensable wartime Chief of Staff, General Lord Hastings Lionel ?"Pug?" Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887-1965). This full, first edition, first printing set of Churchill?'s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is intimately inscribed and dated in three volumes using Ismay?'s nickname and Churchill?'s first name. Volume II is inscribed in five lines in black ink: ?"To | Pug | from | Winston | November 1956?". Volume III is inscribed in four lines in blue ink: ?"Pug | from | Winston | October 1957?". Volume IV is inscribed in five lines in black ink: ?"To | Pug | from | Winston | April 1958?". When Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940, he also assumed the appointment of Minister of Defence. Ismay served as Churchill?'s Chief of Staff in that capacity, and in other roles, including Deputy Secretary to the War Cabinet, for Churchill?'s entire wartime premiership. Ismay described his role thus: ?"I did not have a finger in every pie, but it was my duty to know about all the pies that were being cooked and how they were getting on.?" (Ismay, Memoirs, p.168) Ismay's position was unique, both in the confidence he enjoyed and the scope of his service. ?"Hundreds of Churchill's famous minutes and the replies to them were personally handled by Ismay, who commanded the prime minister's absolute trust. He was the essential link with the chiefs of staff... Difficult allies respected him as much as did difficult colleagues.?" Ismay was ?"Shrewd, resilient, accessible, emollient in diplomacy but of an unbreachable integrity.?" (ODNB) Ismay was promoted Lieutenant-General in 1942 and General in 1944, and made Baron in 1947. When Churchill?'s second premiership began in October 1951, Ismay was first appointed Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and, swiftly thereafter, Secretary-General of NATO, a post he held until his retirement in 1957. When Churchill inscribed these books to Ismay, both men were entering their twilight, both adding final words to a lifetime of deeds. Two years after Churchill inscribed his final volume of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to ?"Pug,?" Ismay?'s own Memoirs were published, opening with a Tribute from Churchill ?"to the signal services which Lord Ismay has rendered to our country, and to the free world, in peace and war." Churchill was the guest of honor at a London dinner to celebrate the publication of Ismay?'s Memoirs. (Gilbert, VIII, p.1315) Both men died in 1965. The first draft of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples 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 inscribed set features very good volumes in very good dust jackets. The red cloth bindings remain square and tight, with bumps to the lower corners and spine head of Volume II and some very minor scuffing throughout the set. The contents remain bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks other than Churchill?'s inscriptions. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the red stained top edges, which are sunned to pink. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses and the original front flap prices intact. We note light wear to extremities, a little soiling to a few of the rear faces, and minor, uniform toning of the jacket spines. The dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        The Silver Sword

      London: Jonathan Cape. Very Good/Very Good. 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. 8" x 5.25" Octavo (printer's signatures each eight leaves). Tan, cloth-covered boards; illustrated by coloured frontispiece and line drawings throughout. No inscriptions. Minor wear only, foxing on the endpapers, common to this book. The unclipped dust jacket has minor wear at the extrremities, protected by a clear, removable jacket. Fact-based story about a family torn apart by war following the German invasion of Poland in 1939. This book has been the subject of two BBC television programmes in the 1950's and 70's and radio programmes in 2011. Scarce with the dust jacket. Weysprings Books is a professional member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Varese").

      New York, 2. XII. 1956. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Luftpostbrief). An den französischen Musikkritiker Jean Roy mit der Mitteilung, seine Adresse Mlle. Vivier [d. i. seine Biographin Odile Vivier] gegeben zu haben: "J'ai envoyé -à sa demande - votre adresse à Mlle Vivier qui [?] à vous remercier pour l'avoir fait figurer sur la pochette - Qui est Silva? [.]".

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        I LUNGHI FUCILI Ricordi della guerra di Russia.

      Torino, Einaudi, 1956. In-8, brossura, pp. 147. Pagine leggermente ingiallite per la qualità della carta, peraltro in buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860

      London: Curwen Press, 1956. First . Hardcover. VG+-Near Fine/VG+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 volumes. The World, Europe, Africa and Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America. Toal of 675 pp, ill. The many lovely plates still with their original tissue guards. Light bumping of corners on vol 1. Light soiling on the beige jackets and light wear but overall a really solid vg+ set.

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

      No date. 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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        From One China to the Other

      New York: Universe Books, 1956. Edges of the boards lightly toned, else fine in a better than very good jacket, with a few small nicks, especially at the bottom of the front panel and flap. Copies in truly fine jackets are rare.. First Edition. Quarto. Text by Han Suyin. 144 black and white plates shot while Cartier-Bresson lived in China from 1948-1949. An early and uncommon book by one the great masters of 20th century photography, published only a year after The Europeans.

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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions.

      Lancaster, American Institute of Physics, 1956. Lex8vo. Volume 104, October 1, No. 1, 1956 of "The Physical Review", Second Series. Entire volume offered. In the original printed blue wrappers. Minor bumpings to extremities and two small tears to bottom and right side of front wrapper. Otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 254-58. [Entire issue: (2), 272 pp.].. First printing of Yang and Lee's seminal and topic-creating paper which proved that parity is not conserved in weak interactions. "The discovery of parity nonconservation contributed to a general change in the intellectual climate of fundamental physics, leading to a tendency to question the absolute validity of other conservation laws as well." (Kragh, Quantum Generations, pp. 318-9). Before 1956, the general belief was that parity conservation is never violated in nature, a firm paradigm that was not challenged until the publication of the present paper. Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee were awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles". Lee is the youngest Nobel laureate after WWII. It had earlier been suggested that parity might not be conserved but noone had been able to put forth compelling evidence. A careful review by Lee and Yang went further, showing that while parity conservation had been verified in decays by the strong or electromagnetic interactions, it was untested in the weak interaction. They proposed several possible direct experimental tests.When Lee and Yang's paper appeared in 1956, physicists were not immediately swept away by their ground breaking conclusions. The physicist Freeman Dyson wrote of his reaction to the paper: "A copy of it was sent to me and I read it. I read it twice. I said, `This is very interesting,' or words to that effect. But I had not the imagination to say, `By golly, if this is true it opens up a whole new branch of physics.' And I think other physicists, with very few exceptions, at that time were as unimaginative as I." Wolfgang Pauli wrote to Weisskopf after reading the paper: "Now after the first shock is over, I begin to collect myself. Yes, it was very dramatic. I am shocked not so much by the fact that the Lord prefers the left hand as by the fact that He still appears to be left-right symmetric when he expresses Himself strongly." (Kragh, Quantum Generations, pp. 319).The presented theory paved the way for a reconsideration of physical theories and led to new, far-reaching discoveries regarding the nature of matter and the universe. The removal of the restrictions imposed by parity law brought order to the theoretical chaos that existed with regard to subatomic particles elementary particles seen in cosmic rays and particle accelerator experiments were understood to be manifestations of the strong and weak nuclear interactions. Eventually the better understanding of their characteristics has led to a more unified theory of the fundamental universal forces of nature

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        Typed Contract Signed with Twentieth-Century Fox, a one-year contract covering the period of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956)

      Los Angeles 1956 - 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Mansfield Signs and Makes THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT. This is Mansfield's first Hollywood contract, coming on the heels of her appearance in 1955 as "Playmate of the Month" for February, 1955, and her portrayal of Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? in 1956, for which she received a Theatre World Award. Signed on May 2, 1956, the terms of the one-year contract began on September 17, 1956, in time to allow Mansfield to star as the blonde bombshell Jerri Jordan rock 'n roll classic, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, released at the end of the year, featuring musical appearances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, et. al. The studio offered her $1,250 per week for the year, with a multi-year options for renewal. The film, a box-office success, was one of the first to feature black artists, and is now a cult classic. Two holes punched at left margin. Fine 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La chute EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - first edition on paper current, false mention of twenty-sixth edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus Guy Lévis Mano. Yellowed paper as generally. Complete copy of his please insert. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de vingt-sixième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à Guy Lévis-Mano. Papier jauni comme généralement. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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

      No date. 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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        The Girl Can't Help It

      20th Century Fox 1956 - This is an Original Theatrical Release 27" x 41" Movie Poster of the film The Girl Can't Help It starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmond O'Brien. While intended as a vehicle to spotlight Mansfield's Sex Symbol status, the film also contains an absolutely killer Rock and Roll score with live performances. This movie was credited by Lennon and McCartney as being a significant inspiration in the creation of The Beatles. Poster is in VG to Fine Condition, is linen backed and has been professionally archive mounted in a dual accent frame with museum glass. The stated price includes domestic shipping with insurance included. However, local pick up will result in a discounted price. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        4 typed letters signed.

      Frankfurt a. M. - Large 4to. Altogether (1+1+1¼+1½=) 4¾ pp. on 4 ff. With 1 typed envelope. Comprehensive letters to Martin Lutschewitz, on Adorno's severe discussion with representatives of the 1950ies youth movement. Adorno was accused then of being too unfamiliar with the musical youth to have the right to judge about it. "Perhaps the current situation made your letter so especially meaningful to me since my debate with the so-called musical movement and the endlessly unfair behaviour of such people as Twittenhoff, Borries, and Wiora (as opposed to Doflein, with whom I carry on a constant and fruitful correspondence) has forced me into extremely pointed wording. The discussion is about a fairly large piece, 'Critique of the Musician', which will be broadcast in the Stuttgart evening program on May 25 and again on June 1 [.]" (12. V. 1956; translated). - Each on headed paper; published in: s. b. - Full english transcript available on request. Sigrid Abel-Struth: "Zur 'Dissonanzen'-Diskussion". In: Musica. Heft III, 1986. S. 217-221. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Two printed and holograph documents being two chess score sheets, Dec. 20, 1958 and Nov. 22-25, 1956

      Score sheet, 1956, is 8vo, is filled out by Fischer including his last name, ends in a "DRAW." The 1958 score sheet, 4to, also filled out by Fischer but match information above the scoring section is written in another hand. The 1958 score card notes that the chess match was for round 3 of the US Championship, which Fischer won to become the youngest American chess Grand Master.

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        Winter in Majorca. With José Quadrado's "Refutation of George Sand". Translated and annotated by Robert Graves

      Valldemosa, Mallorca, 1956. 4to.; XII-200 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        Nobleza, Hidalguía, Profesiones y Oficios en la Montaña, según los Padrones del Catastro del Marqués de la Ensenada. Tomo II: Lamasón - Ríonansa

      Santander, CSIC - Centro de Estudios Montañeses, 1956 ["Fuentes Documentales para la Historia de la Provincia. Serie Documentos"]. 4to. mayor; XV pp., 1016 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales.

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        Typed Contract Signed with Twentieth-Century Fox, a one-year contract covering the period of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956)

      Los Angeles, 1956. 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Two holes punched at left margin. Fine. 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Mansfield Signs and Makes THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT. This is Mansfield's first Hollywood contract, coming on the heels of her appearance in 1955 as "Playmate of the Month" for February, 1955, and her portrayal of Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? in 1956, for which she received a Theatre World Award. Signed on May 2, 1956, the terms of the one-year contract began on September 17, 1956, in time to allow Mansfield to star as the blonde bombshell Jerri Jordan rock 'n roll classic, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, released at the end of the year, featuring musical appearances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, et. al. The studio offered her $1,250 per week for the year, with a multi-year options for renewal. The film, a box-office success, was one of the first to feature black artists, and is now a cult classic.

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        Scott Fitzgerald at La Paix

      Cambridge: Department of the Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1956. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. 17, (1)pp. Faint wear, near fine in original mailing envelope, with Turnbull's signature in the return address. Inscribed by Turnbull: "Enjoyed our talk and hope we meet again sometime. A.T." Very scarce pamphlet. .

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        From Slavery to Fredom: A History of American Negroes

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1956 - 8vo., red cloth lettered in gilt; dust jacket, with slight edge-wear. Second edition, revised and enlarged. A presentation copy, inscribed: "For Hon. Philip C. Jessup, with the cordial good wishes of John Hope Franklin," on the front endpaper. ---- 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 seminal history of African Americans with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DOWN THERE (SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER)

      Greenwich: Fawcett Publications / Gold Medal, 1956. First Edition. First Printing, a paperback original. Small octavo; glossy, illustrated wrappers, with terrific cover art by Mitchell Hooks; yellow edgestaining; 157pp, [3]. A stress crease to rear cover, with a few pinpoint rubs and light tanning to lower text edges; very Near Fine, and the best we've seen after many years of looking. Among the scarcest of Goodis' paperback original novels, and basis for the iconic French film noir Tirez sur le Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player), directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Aznavour. A truly superb copy.

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        The Outsider

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Precedes the American edition.) Inscribed by author on title page to former owner with warm regards, dated October 11, 1985. 288 p. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very Good in original unclipped dust jacket. Foxing and dust-soiling to edges. Jacket has foxing, tiny stain at bottom corner of front panel, slight toning to spine panel. Wilson's inquiry into the nature of alienation and spiritual sickness, which has been in print ever since its debut. Quite uncommon as a signed true first.

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        John F Kennedy inscribes a copy of his book, Profiles in Courage , to pioneering columnist and reporter, Irene Kuhn

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "His signature and inscription, ""To Irene Kuhn with very best wishes John Kennedy,"" most likely as Senator, on the front blank endpaper of his book, Profiles in Courage (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956) xix, 266pp., 8vo, bound in blue cloth boards with black titled spine with dust jacket. Some fraying to top spine, front pastedown and endpaper unevenly toned, some tears and losses to dust jacket, especially along spine, pages clean overall. Irene Kuhn (1898-1995) was a pioneering female journalist, broadcaster, and columnist. Following her studies at Marymount College and Columbia University, the New York native worked as a Paris correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, and in 1922 moved to China to work as a reporter for the English-language Shanghai Evening Post and subsequently for the International News Service in Honolulu. In 1926, she returned to New York, where she did feature writing for The Daily News and then as a staff reporter for The Honolulu Star-Bulletin. In 1939, she joined the National Broadcasting Company, where she worked in various capacities until 1950. Kuhn also worked as a syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate (1953-1969) and contributed reminisces to Gourmet magazine in the 1970s and 1980s. "

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        Nouveau Traite de Chimie Minerale. Publie sous la direction de Paul Pascal. Tome I-XX en 31 tomes.

      Masson et Cie, Editeurs, Paris, 1956 - 1967.. 31 livres de 32 livres (exempte de tome XIII fascicule premier), 600 - 1000 S. je Band, (6000-1000 pp. chaque volume), Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände in selbstklebende transparente Schutzfolie eingeschlagen, weinge Rücvken leicht aufgehellt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,. Tome II en 2 livres (premier + deuxieme fascicule); Tome VII en 2 livres (premier + deuxieme fascicule); Tome VIII en 3 livres (premier, deuxieme + troisieme fascicule); Tome XV en 5 livres (premier, deuxieme, troisieme,quatrieme + cinquieme fascicule); Tome XVII en 2 livres (premier + deuxieme fascicule); Tome XX en 3 livres (premier, deuxieme + troisieme fascicule). Disponible tome XIII fascicule premier (de 2 fasciclules). Missing is only Volume XIII, part one (from two parts). Es fehlt Band XIII / Teil 1 (von 2 Teilen).

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        Zoof?hrer (Elefant)

      Warschau 1956 - 19,5 x 14,5 cm 80 Seiten 110 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Carotide du N°1 au N°7 collection complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      s.l.: P.A.B., 1956. Fine. P.A.B., s.l. Novembre 1956- Septembre 1957, 11x12,5cm, 7 volumes en feuilles. - First edition of this journal edited by Pierre André Benoit printed 100 copies for the four literary numéros.Contributions F. Picabia, R. Char, F. Garcia-Lorca, A. Frénaud, J. Hugo, C. Bryen, PA Benoit, T. Tzara, R. Queneau ... pictorial Contributions F. Ponge, G. Braque, J. Hugo, C. Bryen, J. Miro, P. Picasso, S. Sauvage.Agréable and rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue dirigée par Pierre André Benoit imprimée à 100 ex pour les quatre derniers numéros. Contributions littéraires de F. Picabia, R. Char, F. Garcia-Lorca, A. Frénaud, J. Hugo, C. Bryen, P.A. Benoit, T. Tzara, R. Queneau... Contributions picturales de F. Ponge, G. Braque, J. Hugo, C. Bryen, J. Miro, P. Picasso, S. Sauvage. Agréable et rare ensemble.

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        Journal littéraire de Paul Léautaud EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1956. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1956-1966, 14,5x21,5cm, 19 volumes brochés. - Edition of current for 16 volumes, reissue for the other 3 paper. Beautiful and moving autograph dedication of the authors signed autograph Marie Dormoy on each copy. Some back slightly insolated, otherwise nice together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant pour 16 volumes, réédition pour les 3 autres. Beaux et émouvants envois autographe signés de Marie Dormoy sur chacun des exemplaires. Certains dos légèrement insolés, sinon agréable ensemble.

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        LAST BATTLE

      - LEWIS,C.S. THE LAST BATTLE. London: Bodley Head 1956 (1956). 8vo, blue cloth, 184p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly frayed at top of spine else nice and free of tears). 1st ed. of the seventh and last Narnia tale, illus. by PAULINE BAYNES, winner of the Carnegie Medal. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?-8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Tips a little bumped and rubbed. An excellent, bright set in the jackets with lightly sunned spines, and a few nicks to extremities. 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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        SHRIMPS. [Vertical Scroll Silk Mounted]

      A LOVELY SCROLL OF SHRIMPS AND FLOWERS [Beijing seal date: 1956, - Rong Bao Chai]. A hanging scroll,27 cm. wide x 109 cm. long, image very good, the silk top &bottom mounting a bit of old worming, not penetrating to theto the back, silk roll ends, string tie at the top, with his Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

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

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING [with] THE TWO TOWERS [with] THE RETURN OF THE KING Three Volumes First Editions, Very Early Impressions

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1956-57.. First Editions. Hardcover. Near Fine in Dust Jackets. FIRST EDITIONS, very early impressions. Three volumes. Octavo, original red cloth titled and stamped in gilt on spines. Folding maps at rear of each volume. Volume One is the First Edition, Fifth Impression of December, 1956 (3,000 copies printed); Volume Two is the First Edition, Fifth Impression from 1957 (4,250 copies printed), and Volume Three is the First Edition, Third impression of January, 1957 (3,500 copies printed). A bright, clean set in fine dust jackets. There is no fading to the top page edges, the books are crisp and clean with no previous ownership markings. The jackets are fine examples and are not price-clipped, the show the most minimal fading to the red titling on the spine panels but are overall fine and clean with no chips or tears. A clean, bright, near fine set in exemplary condition. ¶ The First Edition of the last classic. A fantastical trilogy, The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest books of the twentieth century, containing amazing details of a new mythology, never really surpassed.

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books]
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        Roger Maris - American League HR record holder with 61 in 1961 - Signed First Edition

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "Book Signed ""Best Wishes / Roger Maris"" on the front free-endpaper of Ernest Mehl's, The Philadelphia Kansas City Athletics, (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1956) First Edition, Second Printing, 222 pages, 8vo. Not price clipped. Foreword by Harry S. Truman who is pictured inside throwing out the first ball in 1955. Illustrated. Slight separation at title page hinge. Light green cloth with red spine lettering. Previous owner's name and KC address handwritten inside back cover. Water staining at edges of cover. Original dust jacket with pieces missing. Internally sound. Good condition.For over 50 years, Roger Maris (1934-1985) has held the American League single season record of most home runs with 61 in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth's 34-year-old record of 60 in 1927. On June 15, 1958, Maris had been traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Kansas City Athletics where he finished the 1958 season. After the 1959 season, Maris was traded to the New York Yankees. This book was most likely signed by Maris as a member of the Kansas City Athletics."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      1956. Signed. MILLER, Arthur.Typed Letter Signed.No place: February 17, 1956.Fine typed letter signed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, to Brooks Atkinson at the New York Times regarding his views on Communism and a public mix-up with the anti-Soviet American Cultural Freedom Committee, written at the height of the Cold War and rampant McCarthyism. Four months later, on June 21, 1956, Miller would defy the House Committee on Un-American Activities by refusing to name suspected communists, earning himself a conviction for contempt of court that would later be reversed by the Supreme Court. Handsomely framed.Here Miller writes on his personal imprinted stationery to Brooks Atkinson, at the New York Times: "I was very glad to get your letter about the Dostoyevsky business. I believe it was the day after you wrote that the American Cultural Freedom Committee protested it had not invited me to make any statement and I would like you to know, since Schumach's story did not make it clear, what the situation was. I received two invitations from, it turns out, The American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism, the second of which contained the names of James T. Farrell, Lionel Trilling and a dozen or so others who are the leading spirits of the Cultural Committee, and in the confusion of my private life at the moment, I made the assumption that I was being invited by two organizations. On issuing the statement, the Cultural Committee called me and unable to produce an invitation from them—although frankly my poor brain still insists that there was one a month or so ago which I have misplaced—I apologized for my error and said I would search for a letter from them. The next I know, they are attacking me and then, irony of ironies, the next day they issue a statement challenging the Russians to publish my remarks on Dostoyevsky! But all of this is, of course, without importance."I ought to tell you as well, now that this has drawn attention to my views, that I have been saying the same thing and have in fact written much the same viewpoint over the past ten years but nobody, evidently, takes the trouble to note what a man says but only what a man lends his name to. I have broadcast my statement in full, only a part of which was published in the 'Times,' and assume that now stinkbombs will be set off in the East. I hope only that a little light will be shed on the subject of literature in all this and that we may all return again to some sane deliberation on the future of the human animal." Not long after writing this letter, on June 21, 1956, Miller defied McCarthy's House Committee on Un-American Activities by refusing to name suspected communists, which earned himself a conviction for contempt of court that the Supreme Court would later overturn. His 1953 play The Crucible, ostensibly about the Salem Witch Trials, was a well-known allegory for the McCarthyism that was ruining careers and damaging lives.Fine condition.

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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Houghton Mifflin 1956 - A fine copy in a near fine example (internally strengthened with tape) of the scarce dust jacket. Signed by Leonard on the title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Life is Good & Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels.

      - Genève, Éditions du Seuil, Album Petite Planète 1, 1956. 28,2 : 22,5 cm. 192 S. mit 188 s/w Fotos. Schwarzes Orig.-Leinen mit weissem RTitel und Fotovorsätzen. "First edition / Erste Ausgabe. - Parr/Badger, The Photobook I, S. 243: „William Klein's magnum opus it's conception is so complete - photographs, layout, design, topography(!), 'found' ephemera coalescing into what is in effect one of the first great 'Pop' books." - Nach Entwurf von W.Klein bei Roto-Sadag, Genf, gedruckt. - Der Text "Manhadoes" in Englisch und Französisch. - Ohne das 16-seitige caption booklet und ohne den Schutzumschlag. - Sehr schönes Exemplar des bedeutenden Fotobuch-Klassikers. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        SOME TREES

      New Haven:: Yale University Press,. 1956.. First edition of the poet's first regularly published book. In the Yale Series of Younger Poets, with a foreword by W.H. Auden. Award-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on front endpaper. The book is fine in near fine dust jacket with shallow chip at head of spine, one small unobtrusive tear, and tanning at spine and folds and top edges. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Experiment

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1956. Plain beige stapled wrappers. 23 pages of mimeographed poems. Complimentary copy. Paper is browned and the cover page is flaking at the edges. Early and RARE item from the Contact Press, probably the most influential Canadian poetry press of its day.. 1st. Wrappers. VG/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        The Saucerian Review: A Report on Flying Saucers

      Clarksburg, W.Va.: Gray Barker, 1956. First. paperback. very good(+). Illustrated with both black-and-white photographs and drawings. 99pp, 8vo, printed wrappers; minor wear at corners and small ownership stamp on first blank page Everybody's Book Shop. Clarksburg, W. Va.: Gray Barker, (1956). Very good(+) copy, in plastic sleeve. Gray Barker introduced the notion of Men In Black to UFO lore. In addition to Barker, this volume includes text penned by Jacqueline Sanders, M.K. Jessup, Alice K. Wells, George Adamski, Laimon A. Mitris, Justin Case, R. Monger. A rare edition of a cult classic with amazing 1950's era graphic design.

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        6 Orig.-Porträtfotos von Alfred Kubin.

      [Passau], 1956.. Vintageprints. Fünf mal 14,4 x 10,1 cm, eines 8,5 x 13,5 cm.. Erste Ausgaben. - Zeigt Kubin jeweils im Halbprofil im Garten von Zwickledt, eines zusammen mit dem Kunsthändler Gauss. Die Passauer Malerin Gretli Fuchs (1917-1995) gehörte seit Anfang der 50er Jahre zum Freundeskreis von Alfred Kubin. - Ein Foto rückseitig mit Fraßspuren, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Alle Fotos verso von Gretli Fuchs signiert. - Beiliegen: 1. Katalog 63 der Kunsthandlung Gauss "Alfred Kubin. 110 Zeichnungen 1900-1954". 12°. OBrosch. 7 SS. mit einem Porträtfoto Kubins von Gretli Fuchs und Abb.. - 2. 3 weitere Orig.-Fotos aus dem Garten von Zwickledt von 1965, eines zeigt Kubins Wohnhaus, eines den Ausstellungsmacher Alfred Hagenlocher zusammen mit Cilli Lindinger, der Haushälterin Kubins. Vintageabzüge auf Agfa-Papier. 14,5 x 10,5 cm.

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        La maison du canal ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Arthème Fayard, 1956. Fine. Arthème Fayard, Paris 1956, 11,5x18cm, broché. - New edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Bel autograph dated and signed by the author Mr. Pichon "... Sincerely, the history of the country of his parents where I sometimes went on vacation (Neroeteren) ..." Photographic coverage. Dos wrinkled like generally. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe daté et signé de Georges Simenon à monsieur Pichon : "... cordialement, cette histoire du pays de ses parents où je suis parfois allé en vacances (Neroeteren)..." Couverture photographique. Dos ridé comme généralement.  

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        Textiles of the Pre-Inca from Burying Grounds in Peru: In the Collection of Kanegafuchi Spinning Company, 10 Volumes [incomplete--98 of 100 plates

      Meiji-Shobo, Kyoto-Shoin 1956 - Ten volumes. First edition, 1956. Folio, folding portfolios with loose sheets, vol. 1 has titlepage, table of conents, & foreword sheets, 98 loose plates (vols. 9 & 10 each lacking 1 plate), clean unmarked text, Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (labels, stamps, etc.), toning to some pages, covers of some of the porfolios with rubbing and wear including tearing or loss along the edges, vol. 10 front cover is detached but present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ezéchiel EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of the numbered copies on vellum work. Signed autograph author Peter Morhange. Light spots on the back, a small trace of angular bend leading the first flat, nice interior state. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Envoi autographe signé de Albert Cohen à Pierre Morhange. Légères piqûres sur le dos, une petite trace de pliure angulaire en tête du premier plat, agréable état intérieur.

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