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        FILM CULTURE: A SIGNIFICANT GROUP OF FIFTY NUMBERS (7, 9-10, 12, 14-20, 22-28, 30, 35-38, 40-61, 63-64, 67-69) IN THIRTY-NINE ISSUES

      (FILM CULTURE). Mekas, Jonas & P. Adams Sitney, Editors. FILM CULTURE: A SIGNIFICANT GROUP OF FIFTY NUMBERS (7, 9-10, 12, 14-20, 22-28, 30, 35-38, 40-61, 63-64, 67-69) IN THIRTY-NINE ISSUES. New York. 1956-1979.: Film Culture Inc., First Editions. 4to + 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Film Journal. Very Good -. or Better 32 to 344pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Jonas Mekas' influential "Film Culture" was New York's preeminent journal devoted to avant-garde cinema and the voice of the international independent filmmaking community of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Prominently featuring contributions on or by Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bruce Baillie, Jordan Belson, Peter Bogdanovich, Stan and Jane Brakhage, Robert Breer, James Broughton, Luis Bunuel, Shirley Clarke. Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, Maya Deren, Ed Emshwiller, Oskar Fischinger, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Kubelka, The Kuchar Brothers, Helen Levitt, Len Lye, Gregory Markopoulos, The Maysles Brothers, Yoko Ono, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ron Rice, Hans Richter, Leni Riefenstahl, Roberto Rossellini, Jack Smith, Francois Truffaut, Dalton Trumbo, Stan Vanderbeek, Slavko Vorkapich, Orson Welles, John Whitney, and many, many others, "Film Culture" was the source for up to date reviews, interviews, and critical contemporary and historical essays on the state of film. Its numerous notable non-auteur contributors include Mekas, P. Adams Sitney, Rudolf Arnheim, Gregory Battcock, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Blaise Cendrars, Robert Creeley, Luis Camnitzer, Lotte Eisner, Manny Farber, Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, Jack Hirschman, Robert Hughes, Max Kozloff, Naomi Levine, Jay Leyda, Gerard Malanga, William Moritz, Ron Padgett, Taylor Mead, Michael McClure, Anais Nin, Andrew Sarris, Carolee Schneeman, Gilbert Seldes, Parker Tyler, and again, many more. This is a significant run of fifty numbers in thirty-nine issues (7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48-49, 50-51, 52, 53-54-55, 56-57, 58-59-60, 61, 63-64, 67-68-69) of this landmark publication that includes special publications on Andy Warhol and his Factory Superstars (45), Stan Brakhage (30), Fluxus (43), Lev Kuleshov (44) - all designed by Fluxus pioneer George Maciunas - D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" (36), Slavko Vorkapich (38), The Hollywood Ten and the Blacklist (50-51), Leni Riefenstahl (56-57), Oskar Fischinger (58-59-60), and James Broughton (61). An overall most handsome group with virtually all in at least Very Good minus condition showing occasional wear, soiling, spotting, creasing, and a few minor closed tears - but no truly serious flaws as far as we can ascertain - throughout. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024407

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        LE MIROIR DE LA MAGIE. Histoire de la Magie dans le monde occidental.

      Fasquelle, Paris 1956 - EDITION ORIGINALE française de cet ouvrage traduit de l'anglais par Jean-Marie Daillet. 255 illustrations et une postface de Robert Amadou. Bel exemplaire portant un ENVOI autographe signé de Séligmann, qui l'a agrémenté d'un DESSIN ORIGINAL. >>>> Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        La chute EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12,5x19cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition. Bound in full morocco Jansenist black, smooth back, framing a scroll tan morocco on guards and contreplats red deer, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt, half morocco shirt with black stripes, smooth back, suede interior black case lined with black morocco inside white felt, superb all signed JP Miguet. Very nice copy perfectly established by JP Miguet. --- 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 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste noir, dos lisse, encadrement d'un listel de veau crème sur les contreplats doublés de nubuck rouge, gardes doublées de nubuck rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, chemise en demi maroquin à bandes noir, dos lisse, intérieur doublé de nubuck noir, étui bordé de maroquin noir intérieur de feutrine blanche, superbe ensemble signé de J.P. Miguet. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi par J.P. Miguet.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Kapitalismus für alle : Der amerikan. Kapitalismus aus liberaler Sicht., Ins Dt. übertr. von Dieter Deininger. Mit e. Vorw. von Hans Albert Kluthe

      Bad Nauheim : Christian-Verl., 1956 - 107 S. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. American Capitalism - a liberal view, Seiten alterbedingt leicht gebräunt., Einband mit kleinen Mängeln K19306 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 90 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Farfalla di Dinard

      Venezia , NERI POZZA, 1956 - . 8vo. pp. 96 (8). . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione di 450 es. numerati. [Gambetti, 2007]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Snow Land

      Tokyo: Mainichi Newspapers. 1956. First. First edition. Quarto. Flexible cardstock boards. Very near fine in good or better dustwrapper with two chips, lacking the apparent cardboard slipcase. Laid in is the list of plates (in Japanese). Inscribed by Hamaya in ink with Japanese brush: "To Mr. Albert Chaskey, from Hiroshi Hamaya [in Japanese characters]". .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        QUESTION OF PARITY CONSERVATION IN WEAK INTERACTIONS In The Physical Review, Vol. 104, Second Series, No. 1, Oct. 1, 1956 pp. 254-258. [First Printing of their Nobel Prize Work].

      American Institute of Physics - B00BJOK8BC First Edition. Vol. 104, Second Series. No. 1. Oct. 1, 1956. 272 pp. Contains the Lee and Yang's Nobel Prize winning work announcing their theory of broken symmetry as an explanation of Meson Decay (pp. 254-272). Book is in fantastic condition. Very minor creasing to spine and cover edges. All pages are clean and free of markings, with the exception of the previous owners name on front cover. Free shipping to anywhere in the US. Many others available in series. American Institute of Physics, 1956. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Massy Books]
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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Praha , STATNI NAKLADATELSTVI KRASNE LITERATURY, HUDBY A UMENI, 1956 - S Uvodni Studii Lubomir Linharta. Testo di Lubomir Linharta e due poesie di Vladimir Holan e Jaroslav Seifert in lingua ceca. 232 fotografie riprodotte in eliogravura, di cui 6 su tavole ripiegate. 8vo. pp. 48+foto. . Molto buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta con piccole e accurate riparazioni nella parte interna (Dustwrapper with some professional, internally mended tears). Prima edizione (First Edition). . Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Diamonds Are Forever Signed Sean Connery and Cast

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming Signed Sean Connery & Cast First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, clean white edges. Covers fine, corners sharp, in a fine and bright original dust jacket. Not price clipped (12s 6d). Small, imperceptible repairs to head and tail of spine and remarkably white rear panel (see images). An excellent copy and possibly unique. SIGNED BY SEAN CONNERY, JILL ST JOHN (Tiffany Case), CHARLES GRAY 'Diamonds are Forever' (Blofeld), JIMMY DEAN (Willard Whyte), and DESMOND LLEWELYN (Q) on loosely inserted slips.

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        A Dram of Poison

      Coward-McCann, Inc., New York 1956 - 253pp. Burgundy cloth lettered in red on the spine. Light wear to lower edges, previous owner's name in pencil to front free endpaper. A bright near fine copy in very good dustjacket with minute chipping and mild wear to the edges and a partially faded spine panel. 1957 Edgar Award winner for best novel. Dustjacket illustration by Rus Anderson. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        TIME FOR A TIGER

      London: William Heinemann Ltd. , 1956. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; blue textured boards, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; 214pp. A touch of light soil to the text edges, else very Near Fine. The unclipped dustjacket has some minor wear along the extremities, a discreet diagonal crease at the lower corner of the front flap, with moderate soil and some foxing to the spine, rear panel and flap fold, most noticeable on the verso; a Very Good+ example, with the colors still bright and unfaded. The author's first novel, and the first volume in his Malayan Trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Clean white edges, covers near fine, in a fine original dust jacket. Not price clipped (12s 6d) displaying remarkably white rear panel, with imperceptible repair to head and tail of spine. An excellent copy.

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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby A Umeni, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition. Signed by Josef Sudek. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Several faint spots to cloth, light toning to spine. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. Light creasing to edge of folded sheets at rear. Sudek took up photography after losing his right arm while fighting in World War I, and would later become be known as the "Poet of Prague.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        My Fair Lady

      Coward-McCann 1956 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Julie Andrews on a tipped-in page. No statement of later printing on copyright page and original price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. (Inscribed by Andrews, who starred in the movie, not by the author.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        TIME FOR THE STARS

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1956], NY - Octavo, cloth. "Although written and marketed as a young adult novel, this book is a mature treatment of the relativistic time-dilation effect in interstellar travel." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-520. A fine copy in a fine just jacket. A lovely copy. (17072) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Thirteen Poems

      Gehenna Press, Northhampton, Mass 1956 - Quarter brown morocco (hard cover), over paper boards, housed in publisher's slipcase. Unpaginated; illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Wilfred Owen, drawn by Shahn and printed from a block by Leonard Baskin; text includes 15 lithographs after original illustrations by Shahn. Number 164 of 400 copies printed by Esther and Leonard Baskin and Richard Warren at The Gehanna Press. Pressman: Romeo Cadieux, Compositor: William Scully. This UNIQUE copy INSCRIBED by Leonard Baskin on Colophon. A tight, clean copy in a worn slipcase Size: Folio [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

      - SEUSS,DR. IF I RAN THE CIRCUS. NY: Random House (1956). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, fine in slightly soiled and worn but VG dust wrapper with price intact. 1st edition. Circus McGurkus! Color illustrations throughout and a nice copy. Quite scarce. See Bader p. 308-9. Younger/Hirsch 43. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Das steinerne Herz. Historischer Roman aus dem Jahre 1954.,

      Karlsruhe, Stahlberg, 1956 - In der Arno-Schmidt-Bibliographie nicht erfasste broschierte Variante der Erstausgabe im Stahlberg-Verlag. 8° (19.8*12.1 cm), 287 S., engl. Broschur m. dem von Imre Reiner entworfenen Schutzumschlag der EA. Karlsruhe, Stahlberg 1956. Besitzvermerk von 1958 auf dem Titelblatt, ansonsten sehr gut erhalten, ungelesen. Keine Anstreichungen, keine Gerüche übler Art. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Reader's Corner]
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        10 ans d'edition 1946-1956.

      Paris, Maeght editeur 1956.. Folio. 75 p., 1 n.n. 1 gravure sur bois de R. Ubac (couverture), 1 lithographie double page de M. Chagall, 1 lithographie pleine page de Miro, 1 gravure sur cuivre de Miro, 1 gravure sur cuivre de Giacometti, 1 lithographie pleine page de J. Bazaine. + nbrses ill. en n/b. Broche, couverture illustree.. Contient la liste des Derriere le miroir no 1-86 parus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Profiles in Courage. Decisive moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans. Foreword by Allan Nevins

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956., 1956. 8vo. A fresh, tight copy in publisher's cloth, very slightly rubbed to extremities, in a frayed dust wrapper with small loss to head and foot of spine and corners, small closed tear, stain to lower panel. A superb copy in good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Ohne Titel. [Abstrakte Komposition.] Aquarell auf Papier, unten rechts signiert u. verso mit "Markus" signiert und datiert. Ohne Ort, 1963. Blatt- und Bildgröße: 70,2 : 55,6 cm. - Tadelloses Blatt.

      . . Typische abstrakte Bildgestaltung aus der Frühphase des Künstlers, die dominierend in Rot gehalten ist. - Im Jahre 1956 gründete Markus Prachensky gemeinsam mit Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl und Arnulf Rainer die Gruppe "Galerie nächst St. Stephan", die die sich um den Wiener Priester Otto Mauer, dem Domprediger St. Stephan's, versammelte.

      [Bookseller: Michael Lehr Antiquariat für Literatur]
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        Picasso - Lithographe III, 1949 - 1956, notices et catalogue établis par Fernand Mourlet,

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1956 - mit zahlreichen, überwiegend ganzseitigen, teils farbigen Abbildungen und mit 2 FARBIGEN ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIEN, DAVON 1 DOPPELBLATT-GROSSER UMSCHLAG (mit dem Titel "Bacchanale") und EINEM FRONTISPIZ (mit dem Titel "La Danse"), SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR, "La couverture et le frontispice sont deux lithographies originales gravees par Picasso specialement pour cet ouvrage" Sprache: de 25 x 32, heller farbig illustrierter O Karton mit Original-Pergaminumschlag, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket, Custom Slipcase

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1956 - 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Very Good Plus/Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. According to Houghton Mifflin records, one of 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, possibly to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original unpriced dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author, with a $2.50 bookstore price stamp to the front flap. The boards show no soiling with a slight moisture ring to the front boards, the only markings, the slightest bit of rubbing to the spine fold edges, no significant shelfwear to note. The text block is clean without any writing or markings, slight toning, without foxing or offsetting, a small moisture or discoloration to a couple of pages around the title page. No bumped corners, no significant faults. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. The front flap shows a previous fold down the middle, now straightened out and the dustjacket is now covered in an archival protector. It shows only the most minor of rubbing, with absolutely no loss of color to any of the edges or fold areas. An absolutely fabulous dustjacket. A beautiful clean copy, one of the copies with the dark reddish brown (rust) colored boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers, a hint of browning to the gutters. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this beautiful Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        CHINESE PAINTING: LEADING MASTERS AND PRINCIPLES.

      New York [1956- - 58], Ronald. Red buckram, 5 of 7 vols.,as newclean bright set, 5 volumes of illustrations & text, ca. 850pages & plates & illustrations, copious index, 21.5 x 28.5cm. FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape 1956, 1956. FIRST EDITION, Third Impression, being the RAREST of the Jonathan Cape printings by a country mile- just 999 copies were produced [Gilbert]. Original black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt-embossed coin motif to upper cover, lettered in gilt to the spine, without the jacket. A clean, bright, near fine copy with slight reading lean to the spine and inoffensive scratch to lower edge. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography A2a (3).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        My Family and other Animals. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Hart-Davis, 1956 Hart-Davis, 1956 8vo., First Edition; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, green top, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Undoubtedly the author's most sought - after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic.

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        My Family and other Animals. [Book Society edition]. Illustrated by R. Thomson. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis & Book Society, 1956 Hart-Davis & Book Society, 1956 8vo. First Edition thus; original green cloth backstrip lettered in silver green top (lightly faded) backstrip lightly faded at extreme head and tail a very good bright clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper the latter a little sunned at backstrip and chafed Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography and a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Du

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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1956, 1956. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding B, which is the rarer of the two first impression bindings. Octavo, 257 pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott. No inscriptions. Some light spotting to text block, covers are fine. Price-clipped jacket is near fine. A clean, bright copy of a previously unrecorded variant [Gilbert]. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, A4a (1.2).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE FLIGHT FROM THE ENCHANTER

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1956. First edition, first printing. Original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A beautiful fine clean and tight copy without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original Edward Bawden designed dustwrapper which is entirely complete with some tanning to the extremities. Not price-clipped. This copy retains the original ?"Recommended by The Book Society?" wraparound band, as issued on first publication. Scarce thus. A lovely example of the author's second novel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      London: Chatto and Windlus, 1956., 1956. FIRST EDITION of the author's second novel. Near fine publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, a little foxing to top edge, in near fine, generally bright dust jacket designed by Edward Bawden, lightly sunned to spine and very minimal wear to extremities. Unusual in such a lovely condition.

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        The Albert W. Sadler Papers: An Archive of Correspondence and Documents relating to Buddhism and Japanese Culture

      [New York. 1956-1993]. An important collection of correspondence, including annotated scholarly articles, typescripts, and related documents, from the library of Albert Sadler, an influential author and scholar of Buddhism, Japanese culture, and comparative religion. The collection features letters from several leading literary figures: Joseph Campbell, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, the English poet James Kirkup, and New York State Poet Laureate Jean Valentine. Also included are letters and related material from several prominent Buddhist scholars and cultural figures, including Shojun Bando (Shin Buddhist priest and scholar at Otani University, Kyoto), Beate Gordon (former Asia Society Director of Performing Arts and feminist heroine of Japanese women's rights), Matthias Eder (founder and editor of Asian Folklore Studies), and graphic artist Mayumi Oda (famous for her silk screen prints of Japanese women and goddesses).The collection contains over 50 letters, about 25 books and periodicals, and several dozen articles, typescripts, and related documents (including photographs) and research notes. Much of the material has annotations and notes by Sadler, and dates from the late 1950s through mid-1980s, when he was rofessor of philosophy and religion at the University of Vermont (1960s), and Sarah Lawrence College in New York (1970s-1980s). Sadler was a prolific writer and lecturer, and "old-fashioned" teacher and scholar, who did not hesitate to criticize friends like Alan Watts, associating him with "the Zen freaks and the Beat Generation and Allen Ginsberg and the Krishna people," while at the same time acknowledging that it was they who "built the market" of contemporary student interest in comparative religion and philosophy: "it is possible that American youth are ready for something new, and something subtler now. Not to replace, but to enrich."There are three letters from Watts dating from 1958-59, in which he discusses Sadler's questions regarding an upcoming address he agreed to deliver, and in which he describes "having experimented with both mescaline and lysergic acid," and concludes: "They may have some therapeutic value, but, for me, they are simply nothing like a satori." Joseph Campbell in a 1972 letter discusses his relationship with Alan Watts when he was living in Millbrook, California, and Gary Snyder in a letter from 1974, admits to sharing with Sadler: "the same complex of feelings about that complex man, Alan Watts." Both Campbell and Snyder praise Sadler's writings on Japanese culture.Beate Gordon at the Asia Society in New York, also praises Sadler's writings: "I've just read your essay on Sufism, and Music from Iran, and I think it's just marvelous, beautifully written, and very interesting." She and Sadler collaborated on an Edo Festival of Music and Pantomime presented at Lincoln Center in December 1971. Shojun Bando, a revered Shin Buddhist priest and Japanese scholar, in seven long letters from 1965-1978, writes at length about current scholarly debates, his work on Shin Buddhism, and his work on the English translation of Shinran's magnum opus, the Kyogyoshinsho. He also shares with Sadler the news of his marriage, and of the student movement: "Our council room is now being occupied by radical students with a red flag at the window ..."An historically important and compelling archive, containing a wide choice of correspondence and documents from several important Buddhist scholars and Buddhist inspired artists, from the library of a leading scholar in the field. A detailed list is available. .

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        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      Michael Joseph [1956], London - Octavo, boards. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Filmed in 1970 as No Blade of Grass (which is the title of the U.S. publication of this book). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-240. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44. A near fine copy, edges a bit dusty, in an about near fine dust jacket, with some light rubbing to front flap fold, edges, tiny closed tear to lower front panel, rear panel shows some dust soiling. (11455) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No 4)

      San Fransisco: City Lights Books, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Good. San Fransisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First Edition, First Printing with Lucien Carr mentioned on the dedication page , and a period after "Harlem" on the rear cover. In black wraps with light blue printing, and white wrap-around band. Priced at 75 cents. In Good+ condition, with tidemarks to wraps at spine, and faintly to the bottom edge of one page. Wraps show splits starting at spine ends, wear to corners, a small ding to the front and a chip missing from the back bottom corner. White wrap-around lifted up at corners. Crimping and to pages and signs of handle. One of 1,000 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Nybyggarna. Läsexemplar för bokhandeln. (Salesman's dummy).

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1956. 19,5x13 cm. 334 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ryggen med reva i övre och nedre framfals, ett riss i övre bakre fals, kvadratcentimeterstor förlust samt en svag fuktrand vid ryggfoten. Några små fläckar på omslaget. Bakre omslag med en 5 cm lång som utgår från nedre falsen. Bra inlaga. Med rättelselapp monterad på titelbladet samt en löst ilagd etikett som anger att första recensionsdagen är 27/10. På främre omslaget som skiljer sig från den senare utgivna originalupplagan finns ett foto samt en text av Moberg: "Till Bokhandelns folk!", där han meddelar att denna upplaga är avsedd endast för bokhandelsmedhjälpare samt att den innehåller 3/5 av den kompletta boken (som innehåller 628 sidor). Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- 5/3 av berättelsen om Kristina -- fortsättningen kommer senare -- från Vilhelm". Moberg har i dedikationen kastat om 3:an och 5:an. [?To Kristina ? 5/3 [?] ? the story of Kristina ? to be continued ? from Vilhelm.?] Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Woodcuts And Linoleum Blocks; Published from the original blocks at The Spiral Press

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. beige basket weave cloth. Fine in worn slipcase lacking small portions head and foot at entry. 2 pages in text. 25 x 17 cm. Limited edition, copy 184 of 225, signed by Max Weber, printed on Japan paper -- signed presentation copy, "Symbol of a very joyous painting seance: In friendship," dated New York April 28, 1957 on free endpaper. Thirty-one original wood block and linoleum plates. Weber helped to introduce Cubism to America, and is now considered one of the most significant early American Cubists.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        DOUBLE STAR

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1956 - Octavo, boards. Winner of the 1956 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-508. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 587-90. Offsetting to end papers, some spotting to front cover, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket clipped at the upper and lower corners of the front flap with shelf wear to spine ends and corners with minor loss, a closed tear with creases and rubs to base of front panel and edge rubbing. (17084) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Richter, Hans Theo. - "Sich Kämmende nach links".

      - Lithografie / Pinsel- & Kreidelithografie, auf Maschinenpapier, 1956. Von Hans Theo Richter. 21,5 x 25,7 cm (Darstellung) / 36 x 38 cm (Blatt). Schmidt 347. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Verso Sammlernotizen in Bleistift, u.a.: "lt. H. Prof. Richter v. 10.7.63 bitte zu Gr. K. A. [Großen Kunstausstellung] 1964 nehmen". - Hervorragender Zustand. Hans Theo Richter (1902 Rochlitz ? 1969 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1919?23 Studium an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie in Dresden. 1926?31 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie u.a. bei Richard Müller, Meisterschüler von Otto Dix. 1929 bezog er ein Atelier in Dresden. Ab 1932 freischaffend. Freundschaft mit Karl Kröner und Paul Wilhelm. Ab 1932 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. 1933 Auszeichnung mit dem Rompreis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. 1938 Auszeichnung beim Internationalen Graphikwettbewerb in Chicago. 1941 Dürer-Preis der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Besuch bei Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin. 1944?46 Dozent für Grafik an der Staatlichen Akademie für Grafische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1947?67 Professor für Grafik an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Freundschaft mit Josef Hegenbarth und Wilhelm Lachnit. 1956 Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. 1959 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste in München. 1965 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München und Nationalpreis der DDR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Notice! Stop. Help Save The Youth of America—Don't Buy Negro Records.

      New Orleans: Citizen's Council of Greater New Orleans, Inc., 1956 - Silkscreened enlargement (304 ×209 mm) of this notorious handbill, mounted and varnished on a sheet of Masonite with scratch-built wooden support frame, card backboard; together with a copy of the original handbill (207 × 149 mm), pale greyish flimsy stock. Light surface wear, and a few chips around the edges of of mounted example, the handbill somewhat browned and the imprint trimmed, but both remain very good. Display poster improvised from an anti-integrationist handbill produced by the white supremacist, Klan-connected Citizen's Council of Greater New Orleans. Dated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum to 1956, the year after the cross-over success of Little Richard's Tutti Frutti, which reached 17 in the pop charts and number 2 on the R & B chart, leading to the release of Pat Boone's devitalized cover version. "If you don't want to serve negroes in your place of business, then do not have negro records on your juke box or listen to negro records on the radio. The screaming idiotic words, and savage music of these records are undermining the morals of white America. Call the advertisers of the radio stations that play this type of music and complain to them! Don't let your children buy, or listen to these negro records". The placard, which came from the collection of Bob Sidebottom, owner of the Comic Collector Shop in San Jose, and the founder of California Comics, is accompanied by a slightly trimmed copy of the original handbill on the verso of which is the second page of a typed letter from blues guitarist and musicologist Bill Barth to Israel "Izzy" Young, owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village. In his memoirs, Chronicles, Dylan records how he used to hang out at the Center, where Young would let him sit in the back room listening to records and reading, Young was the promoter of Dylan's first concert at the Carnegie Chapter Hall in 1961. Barth, who was one of the founders of the Memphis Country Blues Society, refers to his own record collecting ("I collect blues records, an a few nice oltimey an hillbilly records") and passes along a mailing address for Bukka White, in whose "rediscovery" Barth had been closely involved with John Fahey. The original handbill is extremely uncommon, with copies recorded at University of California, Davis, and Emory only: the improvised poster almost certainly unique, and a remarkable monitory evocation of the virulent racism endemic in the American South in the mid-20th century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LADY SINGS THE BLUES

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1956 - Early but not first printing of this autobiography of perhaps the most influential jazz singer of all time, illustrated with photographic endpapers and containing a chronological discography at the end. Co-authored by William Duffy, this book was made into a film starring Diana Ross as Holiday. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/singer vertically on the front blank filling the page: "For Pearl/Stay Happy always/Billie Holiday." A very scarce signature, especially in a book. Slight wear at spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dustwrapper with some rubbing and edgewear [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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