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        The Last Battle

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE RETURN OF THE KING. BEING THE THIRD PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

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

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        The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

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

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

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

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

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

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a jacketed British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first printing set has been spared most of the usual faults and features near fine volumes in very good dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. The contents are beautifully bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges exhibit mild fading to a uniform dark pink color with a faint hint of staining to the Volume III top edge. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses or tears and retain the original front flap prices. Very light soiling to a few rear faces and uniform spine toning is all that prevents us from grading these jackets as fine rather than just very good. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        If I Ran the Circus

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

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        Steinhausen. Kunstführer Nr. 203 von 1937,

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        La Chute

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

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

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

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        The Ginger Man

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

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        PROFILES IN COURAGE

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

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        Situationen. Essays

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

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        Howl and other poems.

      San Francisco: The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop,, 1956. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. A few light marks to covers. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba. Uncommon in this condition; one of about 1,500 copies printed.

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

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

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

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

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      London and New York J. M. Dent & Sons and E. P. Dutton 1956 - First reprint of the Children's Illustrated Classics edition. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges with 4 finely produced plates in colour and fourteen black and white drawings within the text. 8vo, very finely bound in full forest green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, the spine with tall raised bands blind ruled, two compartments with gilt lettering, fine marbled endpapers and a.e.g. viii, 388 pp. A very fine copy of this very attractive printing, the binding very handsome and beautifully preserved. CHOICELY BOUND, and the great classic of American literature is nicely brought even more to life by Greenaway Medal winning C. Walter Hodges' illustrations. Though English, Hodges had no trouble capturing the uniquely American characters and settings. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with TOM SAWYER, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds are Forever

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

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

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

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        Pincher Martin

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

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

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

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        Diamonds Are Forever

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

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a collector-worthy jacketed British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The British first edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first printing set is superior to most we see, featuring near fine volumes in near fine dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight. The only exterior flaws we note are two bumps – to the Volume III lower rear corner and the Volume IV upper rear hinge. The contents are beautifully bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color with only a touch of the usual fading. The fore edges remain bright as well, with just a little soiling, but entirely free of spotting and unusually clean nonetheless. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses or tears and retaining the original front flap prices. Spine presentation is excellent, with only barely noticeable color shift between the jacket spines and faces. Fractional wear at a few spine ends and tiny blemishes to the upper Volume IV spine are the only minor flaws worth reporting. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        If I Ran the Circus

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

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        Barbarous Coast

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

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        KITTY HAWK

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

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        A History Of The English Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1956. Fine. London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1956. Four volumes. Tall octavo. A splendid First Edition of Winston S. Churchill of his great last works A History Of The English Speaking Peoples. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most collected works with the tall red cloth covers and the illustrated paper dust jacket with a vivid colorful unfaded spine. Each of the four volumes signed to the title pages by Winston S Churchill. Housed in a slipcase cover, some minor wearing to corners. A handsome First British Edition.

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        Maurice Utrillo V EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Joseph Foret, 1956. Fine. Joseph Foret, Paris 1956, (34x42 cm), en feuilles. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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        DOUBLE STAR.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Heinlein on the title page. When the real man is kidnapped, a good-for-nothing actor impersonates the leader of the one of the solar system's political parties. Gradually he grows into role, gaining in moral stature as he does so. The background of Mars and other planets is well described." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 105. "Heinlein's lifelong concern for citizen involvement in politics, shorn of his usual meritocratic elitism, is shown to good advantage." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-508. "Heinlein's most enjoyable novel ." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, p. 267. Winner of the 1956 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 508. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 587-90. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips. A nice copy overall. This book is rarely found inscribed or signed by Heinlein. (#140132) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition. first issue in an original first issue jacket. the jacket could well be considered poor. although not price clipped there are small chips and tears affecting the spine ends and there are tape residue marks beneath. there is a small hole in the front panel and the jacket is worn and marked. the book has no inscription. there is a tiny nick on the front end page of about 2mm. some age related marks. the binding is excellent.

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        Situationen. Essays

      Rowohlt 1956 - - Rowohlt, Hamburg (Hambourg) 1956, 12,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction allemande. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à Michelle [Vian] sur la page de garde. Exemplaire bien complet de sa jaquette qui comporte un petit manque en pied. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the German translation. Precious autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to Michelle [Vian] on the cover page. Although full copy of his jacket that has a little lack in foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        In the Winter of Cities

      New Directions, New York 1956 - Limited edition copy #33 out of 100 signed copies. Signed twice by Williams, once to the ffep and once to the colophon page. Attractive bookplate to front pastedown, and glue darkening at endpages. Small dark stain at gutter of back panel. Publisher's slipcase has edgewear and toning. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Les plans de Paris 1956-1922

      Editions de Minuit, Paris 1956 - Un volume in-4 oblong (24 cm x 30 cm), 192 pp. Reliure 1/2 toile de l'éditeur, plats cartonnés et illustrés. Rédigé par Le Corbusier à partir de documents, dessins et photographies illustrant sa vision de Paris comme il 'a présente dès la dédicace de l'ouvrage. " Cette méditation sur Paris est dédiée à l'entreprise française puisque celle-ci est à pied d'oeuvre : les gens de la terrase, du ciment, de l'acier, etc.contingent humain, techniques et potentiel et discipline possible. Et non pas à quelques personnalités de la politique, parce que les personnalités appartiennet au monde de l 'instable". Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle

      Published by Bodley Head, London: 1956. 1st edition of the 7th book from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. This hardcover with its original boards is in Near Fine condition, with some slight fading to the spine and a gift inscription 'Y. B. Miines Easter 1956'. The dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition, with just a small crease down the spine.

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        Wonderful Signed Photograph, full length, 4to, n.p., n.d., possibly 1960, signed in full and with brief note in Spanish

      Hemingway in slacks and jacket holding a newspaper signs, "Ernest Hemingway," on the clear background in upper left portion of the image and below writes, "Viejo en este Plaza," (Old in this square.) The stamp of the German photographer who took the photograph shows on verso, "Hans Luisdorlf, Koln" Hemingway traveled to Europe in 1956 and 1960, going to Spain on each trip. His age suggests this photo was taken on his last trip in 1960.

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        La chute

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BOTANICAL EXTRACTS, OR, PHILOSOPHY OF BOTANY

      1956. Fine. 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).

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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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