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        Guide Book (Zeichnung Zebrakopf)

      New York 1956 - 13,5 x 20 cm 260 Seiten 380 gr. guter Zustand (R?cken besch?digt) sep. Lageplan liegt bei [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Wegweiser (Zeichnung Affen)

      Berlin 1956 - 21 cm 76 Seiten 160 gr. Etikett mit Jahreszahl auf Vorderseite [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rostpilze, Heft 172

      A. Ziemsen Verlag, Wittenberg Lutherstadt 1956 - 20,7 x 14,8 cm 40 Seiten mit 38 Abb. 100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        COPIA HELIOGRÁFICA DE LA TIRA DE LA PEREGRINACIÓN

      PARA CELEBRAR NUESTRO 25 ANIVERSARIO APLICAMOS UN 10 % DE DESCUENTO EN TODOS NUESTROS ARTICULOS ( DESCUENTO YA APLICADO AL PRECIO QUE FIGURA EN EL ARTICULO ). - Interpretada por José Fernando Ramírez. México. Edit. Vargas Rea. Bibl. de Historiadores Mexicanos. 6 de julio de 1956. Edición de 15 ejem. numerados, ejem, nº 5. 21x16 cm. 37 págs. + 5 metros 50 cm. de la Tira, en acordeón. Ilust. con los dibujos. Encuadernado en Cartoné Editorial. # América [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Profiles in Courage.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To my favorite God-mother with love and best wishes- John Kennedy." The recipient was John Kennedy's paternal aunt and godmother Loretta Connelly. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Familial association copies of Profiles In Courage seldom enter the marketplace. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality."

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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden. Zweite, unveränderte Auflage.

      Aufbau Verlag, Berlin, 1956 - Vorzugsausgabe - Berlin, Aufbau Verlag 1956. Frontispiz, 782, 1013, 660, 614, 554, 689, 778, 673, 1009, 798, 775, 843 Seiten mit Lesebändchen. Kanten von zwei Bänden minimal berieben. Ausgabe letzter Hand anläßlich des 80. Geburtstages von Thomas Mann. - Band 1: Buddenbrooks. Band 2: Der Zauberberg. Band 3: Joseph und seine Brüder. Die Geschichten Jaakobs. Der junge Joseph. Band 4: Joseph und seine Brüder. Joseph in Ägypten. Band 5: Joseph und seine Brüder. Joseph der Ernährer. Band 6: Doktor Faustus. Band 7: Königliche Hoheit. Lotte in Weimar. Band 8: Der Erwählte. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Band 9: Erzählungen. Band 10: Adel des Geistes. Zwanzig Versuche zum Problem der Humanität. Band 11: Altes und Neues. Kleine Prosa aus fünf Jahrzehnten. Band 12: Zeit und Werk. Tagebücher, Reden und Schriften zum Zeitgeschehen. - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der vollständigen 12 bändigen Ausgabe. Gesamtausgaben, Werkausgaben, Kritische Ausgaben, Complete editions, Ouevres; Literatur / Literature; Vorzugsausgaben; bibliophile Ausgaben; Weltliteratur Kanten von zwei Bänden minimal berieben. Orig.-Halbpergamentbände mit dekorativer Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Cassel & Lampe Gbr]
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        China in Transition: A Moment in History

      Thames and Hudson, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Foxing to cloth and endpapers. Text block lightly sunken. Light storage odor to pages. Cloth lightly edge worn and lightly faded along top edge. Dust jacket is edge worn with several tears, creases to flaps, separation to laminate on rear panel. One of Cartier-Bresson's more difficult titles to obtain, especially in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Double Star

      Dounbleday, 1956 A very good first edition (so stated on the copyright page) inscribed by Heinlein with a drawing and also signed by him. Inscribed to a fellow science fiction author Thomas Nicholas Scortia. Also a scientist who held the patent for a fuel used by NASA. Advance review copy with a review slip attached to front free endpaper. Also attached to the page is a photocopy of a 1956 newspaper review. A good/very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold [Signed]

      

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Original-Photographie mit eigenh. Widmung und Unterschrift auf der Bildseite.

      ohne Ort, 28. VIII. 1956. - 235 : 180 mm. Mit Widmung für den ungarisch-schweizer Kunsthändler, Sammler und Autor Carl Laszlo (1923-2013). Auf einem Photoportrait Hausmanns. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Silbergelatine.Ohne Hinweis auf den Photographen. - Knickspur, kleinere Schichtschäden, etwas gewellt, noch ordentlich.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        THIRTEEN POEMS ... WITH DRAWINGS BY BEN SHAHN

      Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1956. Small folio. Quarter brown morocco and boards. Illustrated with drawings by Shahn reproduced by photolithography, and with a portrait of Owen engraved by Baskin after a drawing by Shahn and printed from the block. Spine a shade darkened, with a few small rubs, otherwise about fine in lightly smudged slipcase with a bit of wear at extremities. One of an edition of 400 copies printed by Esther and Leonard Baskin and Richard Warren at the Gehenna Press, of which this is either copy 'H' or '71'. Thirty-five copies numbered in Roman included an extra proof of the portrait, signed by Shan and Baskin. This copy includes such a signed loose proof of the portrait, but either copy 'H' or copy '71' would be contrary to the formal limitation statement. Contrary to the colophon, all copies of the primary issue were bound in quarter morocco; a remainder of unbound sheets found at the bindery was later cased in cloth and boards. BASKIN 8.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers, 1956 SIGNED first edition. First Edition stated on copyright page. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. Book very good, crack on front cover from top to bottom, some rubbing along edges, spine ends and corners of covers, front and rear lower corners slightly bumped. Dust jacket very good, some wear along edges, small piece missing at top of rear panel, closed small tear at bottom of rear hinge, and another one at bottom of rear panel. Flap price $3.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Die Ätherischen Öle. 4. Auflage in 11 Bänden (komplett).

      Berlin, Akademie Verlag 1956 - 4., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage herausgegeben von Wilhelm Treibs. Insgesamt ca. 7.000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Tabellen, ausfaltbaren Karten und einigen farbigen Tafeln. Ca. 25 cm x ca. 18 cm. Zusammen ca. 13,5 kg schwer. Original-Leinen-Einbände mit goldgeprägten Vorder- und Rückentiteln. Schutzumschläge vorhanden, aber arg lädiert. Die Bücher dagegen in ungewöhnlich gutem Zustand. Nahezu nicht berieben oder bestoßen. Kleiner Stempel auf dem Vorsatz, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I (deutsche Schulnotenskala), abgesehen von den Schutzumschlägen. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lycaste]
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        History of the English Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassel and Company Limited, 1956. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Octavo. First edition. History of the English Speaking Peoples. The Birth of Britain, The New World, The Age Of Revolution, The Great Democracies. By Winston S. Churchill. Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter red morocco, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Original 1956 Signed Blueprint of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design which is today the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin

      n.p., 1956. 28.5" x 5". "Printed Blueprint Signed “F Ll W / 56” in brown ink in a 1” x 1” brown ink square box shaded in red pencil in the lower left, 56.5” x 18”. Two 2.75” vertical lines have been drawn in red pencil at each end of the 28.5” x 5” architectural drawing in the lower half, captioned “Elevation From Lake Monona Scale: 1/32” = 1’-0”” Lightly printed. Minor soiling and mounting traces at perimeter easily matted over. Fine condition.In 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design for a civic auditorium which would link Lake Monona, surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin, with the State Capitol building two blocks away. Wright had a summer home at Spring Green, 35 miles from Madison. It was defeated at a County Board meeting by one vote. In 1954-1955, in the postwar economic boom, Madison voters approved a bond referendum for a civic center and Wright was chosen as project architect. The original signed blueprint here offered was accomplished in 1956. The Lake Monona project was effectively destroyed the next year by a state law reducing the height of a lakefront building to 20 feet; Wright’s building would have been 60 feet high. Madison’s Mayor called the signing of the bill into law by Republican Gov. Vernon Thomson on September 21, 1957, “a regrettable insult to Wisconsin’s most renowned living citizen.” Wright said that objectors to the civic auditorium had misrepresented the facts, saying that his proposal would not have interfered with the view of Lake Monona from the street above. “From the capitol two blocks away,” explained Wright, “there would be no change whatever from the view except a great fountain of gushing water where the unconscious objectors have shown a building.”On this blueprint, viewing the civic auditorium from Lake Monona, the fountain and the Madison State Capitol building can be seen in the distance.After the 1958 elections, in January 1959, Madison-area state legislators introduced a bill which was signed by new Democratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson, repealing the 1957 law. Wright completed his last rendering shortly before his death on April 9, 1959. In 1992, Madison voters narrowly approved the transformation of Wright’s civic center into a convention facility. Construction began in 1994 and in July 1997, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center opened, 59 years after Frank Lloyd Wright’s inception of the project. “With interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architect´s signature organic design…” (from MononaTerrace.com)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Tractatus de evictionibus ... Omnibus quidem juri operam damtibus, tam in theorica, quam in praxi perutilis, et non minus judicibus, quàm advocatis valdè neccesarius. In quo non tatum quaestionum practicarum in jure civili, & canonico repertarum resolutiones spectantes, sed etiam omnem huius curiae cernere licet.

      First edition of Guzman's several-times reprinted work on warranty in Roman and canon law. WorldCat locates no copies of this edition in the U.S.; NUC Pre-1956 (under Guzman Genzer) finds three copies in the U.S.; the Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico locates no copies in Spain, but the OPAC of the BNE finds a single copy in its holdings.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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        I Wonder as I Wander; an Autobiographical Journey

      New York: Rinehart, 1956. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. ix, 405p. Original cloth. 22cm. Ends of backstrip chipped. Corners worn. Extensive but relatively light cover spotting and staining. Contents sound and clean. No Jacket. INSCRIBED on endpaper by Hughes in dark ink ("Inscribed especially for Amy Spingarn, another "life" of mine, for a friend who has helped to make life of ever joyous and cultural interest, Most sincerely, Langston New York, 1957"). Autobiographical sequel to "The Big Sea." Spingarn has copied "Acceptance," a four-line poem by Hughes, in the blank space at the end of the final page of text.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Walter Niedermayr, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa. SANAA. Vorzugsausgabe.

      - Kazuyo Sejima (Jg. 1956) und Ryue Nishizawa (Jg. 1966) gründeten im Jahr 1995 in Tokio das Architekturbüro SANAA. Mit ihren in Asien, Europa und den USA realisierten Bauten erobern die Japaner derzeit die internationale Architekturszene. Walter Niedermayr gehört zu den wichtigsten Fotografen seiner Generation. International bekannt wurde er durch seine fotografischen Erkundungen des alpinen Raumes, die - durch Unterbelichtung in unwirkliches Weiß getaucht - stets der Realität entrückt erscheinen. Das Ergebnis der mehrjährigen Zusammenarbeit zwischen Fotograf und Architekten ist diese überaus attraktive Edition: eine zweiteilige Fotografie sowie ein Gebäudegrundriss des bisher wichtigsten Bauwerkes von SANAA, dem Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Kanazawa. (Text dt., engl.) Sonderedition 30 x 30,5 cm, 148 S., 81 farb. Abb., 20 Zeichnungen, geb., mit Diptychon, zwei C-Prints in Mappe, je 41 x 50,5 cm (Blatt), je 35,5 x 47 cm (Bild), signiert, num., lim. (Auflage 30 Expl. + 6 e.a.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Frölich und Kaufmann]
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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 8 vom 14. April 1956

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1956 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 8 -, 42 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, vordere Umschlagseite mit fixierten Riss, ansonsten Erhaltung 2 // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1956. Edited by G. H. von Wright, R. Rhees, G. E. M. Anscombe. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Parallel text in English and German. Jacket spine lightly toned. An excellent copy. First edition in English, first impression, of the author's major work on the philosophy of mathematics. Originally published under the title Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik earlier the same year. Although intended as the second part of the author's Philosophical Investigations, this imposing and brilliantly edited work stands by itself.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      

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        1956 Carnevale Nazionale dei Bambini Lithograph

      1956 - "Carnevale Nazionale dei Bambini" by Unknown, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1956. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 55 x 39 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as C: Several Signs of use and handling, some visible marks. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Fold lines. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Rare Posters]
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        Six Television Plays (First Edition, inscribed to playwright Neil Simon)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to fellow playwright Neil Simon: "To Doc and Joan / #10 / Bright? He's a common ignorant slob! He dont even speak good English! / #11 / He doesnt even speak good English / as long as he writes good English! / Thanks for buying this one / Best / Reggie / Feb. 15, 1957." Doc and Joan are Neil Simon and his first wife, Joan Baim, a dancer. Simon received the nickname as a kid, when he would pretend to be a doctor and always carry a toy stethoscope. The inscription alludes to an inside joke between the three, as well as a close relationship. Near Fine in a Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Light rubbing at the extremities, and a few white specks at the rear board. Jacket spine slightly toned, with brief chipping at the crown, and light shelfwear. Jacket design by William Bunce. Each of the plays included appeared on "Studio One [in Hollywood]" (1948-1958), a Columbia-produced television series, with the exception of "Crime in the Streets," which appeared on "The Elgin Hour," and which was adapted to film in 1956. One year later, "Twelve Angry Men" was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film (as "12 Angry Men") directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda. A notable association between two prestigious screenwriters.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold [Signed]

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/fine. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (some darkening to the spine head, bumping to the corners, some offsetting to the endpapers, and light foxing to the closed page block's edges), in a Very Good + dust jacket (light wear to the spine ends and flap turn corners, light sunning to the spine panel, offsetting the the flaps, vertical fold line to the rear flap), SIGNED BY C. S. LEWIS on the page immediately following the front free endpaper below the brief printed note about the book. This highly-notable C. S. Lewis work sets forth his retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth based upon their story as contained in a chapter of "Metamorphoses", a work written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (also known as Platonicus as he was a student of Platonic philosophy in Athens. [St. Augustine referred to the story as "The Golden Ass" -- the name by which the tale is commonly known -- as the work's protagonist, Lucius, desiring to practice magic, performs as spell intended to turn himself into a bird but which ends up turning him into an ass -- also known as a donkey). [Interestingly, the entire work is the only ancient Roman novel written in Latin to survive in its entirety.] Lewis began to think of retelling the Myth as an undergraduate student. He thought of, and worked on, the retelling over a period of 35 years -- first writing in it in verse form as he initially saw himself a Poet. He ultimately rewrote the story in prose finally producing the novel which was first published in 1956. The novel was well-received by the literary community and both Lewis and his dear friend and fellow-author J. R. R. Tolkien considered the novel to be Lewis' best and most-accomplished work. It was Lewis' favorite of all of his works. The New York Herald Tribune described the novel as "The most significant and triumphant work that Lewis has . . . produced" and of it the New York Times stated: "Till We Have Faces succeeds in presenting with imaginative directness what its author has described elsewhere as ‘the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic reality in which we all live’ . . . [It] deepens for adults that sense of wonder and strange truth which delights children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and other legends of Narnia." Having an excellent Provenance, this novel came from the Estate of Martha Graham of dance fame. Signed copies of C. S. Lewis novels are far from common. An excellent copy of C. S. Lewis' favorite of all of his works, SIGNED BY C. S. LEWIS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming 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), with a very small and imperceptible repair to head and tail of spin. Remarkably white rear panel (see images). An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Sankt Peter auf ddem Schwarzwald. Kunstführer Nr. 561 von 1952.

      München, Zürich : Schnell & Steiner, 1956 - 14 S. : zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst. ; 17 cm, antiquarisch gut erhalten, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, mit Stempel K12578 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 18

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        König Hirsch. Oper in 3 (drei) Akten von Heinz von Cramer. Musik von Hans Werner Henze. Von Henze signiertes Exemplar. Klavierauszug von Heinz Moehn. Edition Schott 4915.

      Mainz: B. Schott\'s Söhne, 1956. 725 Seiten, mit Noten, 4°, gebundene Ausgabe Illustrierter Originalhalbleinenband mit Titel und Rückentitelprägung. Einband insgesamt etwas berieben, kleiner Fleck am unteren Buchrücken, obere rechte Ecken geringfügig angestoßen, insgesamt ein zeitgemäß sehr gutes Exemplar. Mit einer handschriftlichen signierter Widmung Henzes an an den Dirigenten Hermann Scherchen und den Regieseur Leonhard Steckel, datiert vom 23. IX. 1956, offensichtlich überreicht nach der Uraufführung. - Henze hat sich stets gegen die Festlegung auf einen bestimmten Stil oder eine bestimmte Technik gewehrt. Entgegen den Prämissen der so genannten Darmstädter Schule verzichtete er auf streng serielle Organisation seiner Werke. Henze ist ein explizit politischer Künstler, der auch die anscheinend abstrakten technischen Aspekte des Komponierens nie als Selbstzweck betrachtet hat, er wendet sich gegen das Elitäre des klassischen Kulturbetriebs, wirft aber die Last der bildungsbürgerlichen Tradition nicht als obsolet über Bord, sondern bietet Möglichkeiten einer aufgeklärten, oft auch spielerisch-ironischen Auseinandersetzung mit historischen Modellen aus Musik, Literatur und Malerei. - Scherchen setzte sich in seiner Karriere wie kaum ein zweiter Dirigent für die Neue Musik ein. Er dirigierte viele Uraufführungen, darunter u.a. Werke von Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Paul Hindemith, Ernst Krenek, Richard Strauss, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Edgar Varèse, Luigi Nono, Luigi Dallapiccola, Paul Dessau, Boris Blacher, Hans Werner Henze, Karlheinz Stockhausen und Iannis Xenakis. Daneben gründete er Ensembles, die sich der Aufführung zeitgenössischer Musik widmeten, und Zeitschriften, die sich publizistisch um deren Verbreitung bemühren. - 1952 brachte Leonhard Steckel mit Kiss me Kate am Theater am Kurfürstendamm das erste amerikanische Musical in Deutschland zur Aufführung. Später feierte er damit auch in Hamburg Erfolge. Er war in den fünfziger Jahren vor allem an Berliner und Münchner Bühnen zu sehen, daneben in Bochum, Münster, Basel, Hamburg und 1963 bis 1964 bei den Salzburger Festspielen. Von 1958 bis 1959 leitete er das Theater am Kurfürstendamm. Daneben gab er mehrere Gastinszenierungen. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Musik. Klassische Musik. Musikwissenschaft. Musikgeschichte. Noten. Partituren.

      [Bookseller: Brungs & Hönicke Medienversand]
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        Biblioteca hispano-americana 1493-1810. Tom. I: 1493-1600. Tom. II: 1601-1650. Tom. III: 1651-1700. Tom. IV: 1701-1767. Tom. V: 1768-1810. VI: Adiciones I. VII: Adiciones II.Amsterdam, Nico Israel, 1962. 7 volumes. 8vo. Red cloth.

      Cf. Besterman, World bibliography (1956), col. 159 (original ed.); Greenspan & Rose, Book history Volume 6 (2003), p. 281. All seven volumes of the Medina's monumental Biblioteca hispano-americana. "The work of José Toribio Medina (1852-1930), the towering figure of Spanish American bibliography, played a key role in cementing this vision of the region's cultural past" (Greenspan & Rose). It's an unchanged reprint of the original edition published 1898-1907, which was limited to only 250 copies. This is the first and somewhat larger reprint in red cloth, published by Nico Israel in seven volumes. A reprint with an additional eight volume on the Phillipines and in slightly reduced size appeared later in blue cloth.With a few spots to the endpapers and some minor black scuff marks to a few of the corners of the binding edges; a very good set.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      

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        TIME FOR THE STARS.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1956] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-520. A fine copy in very good first printing dust jacket (priced $2.75 on the front flap) with fraying and shallow loss at spine ends, rubbed corner tips, and several small rub marks to rear spine fold. Overall, an attractive example of the jacket. (#140591) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Brief Authority: Excursions of a Common Man in an Uncommon World

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1956 - 8vo., tan boards and rust cloth lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket, with a touch of edge-wear. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Phil Jessup, In appreciation of his wise guidance of our policies in Southeast Asia during [?] years, Ed Stanton," on the front endpaper. ---- The recipient Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, 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," General 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. In 1950 Edwin F. Stanton, the ambassador to Thailand, invited Ambassador Jessup to attend a crucial meeting with the Thai government. Stanton recalled Jessup's contribution in his "Brief Authority." A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Raintree County" (1956)

      N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of Elizabeth Taylor on location for the shooting of "Raintree County" 1956. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby, with his rubber stamp on the verso (noting his address at Coolmaine Castle in Kilbrittain, Cork, Ireland), as well as his holograph inscription to Deirdre Hughes, dated November 1989. Full provenance available. After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, Willoughby began working as a photographer for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. It was while on assignment covering Judy Garland in a "A Star is Born" that Willoughby's ability to capture his subjects' spontaneity, humor, and vulnerability, resulting in images that were far different from more traditional film stills, came to Hollywood's attention and earned him his first "Life" magazine cover. Willoughby spent the next 20-plus years working as a set photographer for every major studio, documenting some of most important films of the era and creating intimate portraits of some of Hollywood's greatest celebrities. Technically and stylistically innovative, Willoughby built the first remote radio-controlled cameras used on film sets, pioneered the use of the "silent blimp" for 35mm cameras, and created brackets to mount his cameras directly over the movie cameras to capture the same images. Willoughby moved his family to County Cork, Ireland in 1972, working on only a handful of films through the late 1970s and early 1980s, though he would continue to photograph, exhibit, and publish books for the remainder of his life. The stills in this collection were given by Willoughby to friends in Kilbrittain, Ireland just prior to his move to Vence, France in 1989, where he would remain until his death in 2009. Perhaps more than any other photographer, Willoughby is responsible for creating the the look of mid-century celebrity and moviemaking in the popular imagination, with his images printed in magazines literally every week of his career. But beyond being prolific, Willoughby's legacy rests with his ability capture the essence of the actors he photographed, as well as the films with which those photographs were associated. As Sydney Pollack said in his introduction to Willoughby's autobiography, "Sometimes a filmmaker gets a look at a photograph taken on his own set and sees the 'soul' of his film in one still photograph. It's rare, but it happens. It happened to me in 1969, the first time I looked at the work of Bob Willoughby during the filming of "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 20 x 13.5 inches. Near Fine.

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        Picasso Lithographe: Notices et Catalogue III, 1949-1956 [WITH TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS]

      André Sauret - Editions du Livre, Monte-Carlo 1956 - Folio (9 5/8 x 12 1/2"). 159, [3]pp. Original glassine over lithographic dust-jacket and blind wrappers. Lithographic frontispiece. Title page in brick and black lettering. Complete with its two original lithographs (dust-jacket and frontispiece), this volume is a splendid pictorial inventory of Pablo Picasso's prints executed between 1949 and 1956. It is the third volume of an extensive 4-vol. set catalogue raisonné listing all of the artist's lithographs between 1919 and 1963. Glassine sunned and chipped at head and tail of spine. Blind wrappers creased along inner gutter. Text in French. Glassine in overall fair, dust-jacket in very good, wrappers in good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        David with the harp Original color lithograph.

      Mourlot, Paris 1956 - Original Lithograph in colours published in his series (Verve 33/34) of the bible lithographs in Paris. Edition 6000 unsigned and unnumbered copies. In excellent condition.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in three-quarter morocco

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Leather bound. This is a full, four-volume British first edition, first printing set, beautifully rebound. The bindings feature three-quarter red morocco over red cloth boards with generous leather corners, raised and gilt-ruled spine bands, lion rampant device in spine compartments, gilt rule transitions, head and foot bands, gilt top edges, and laid paper endsheets. Churchill's sweeping history and last great work was published between 1956 and 1958. 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, well-proportioned, red cloth-bound volumes. 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) This finely bound set further refines the aesthetic, echoing the red of the original bindings, but in red morocco. Condition of this set is fine. The bindings show no appreciable wear, soiling or fading, and shelf appearance is superlative. The contents are crisp and bright for the edition. The spotting endemic to the edition is quite light and appears confined to the fore and bottom edges. We find no previous ownership marks. The top edge gilt is uniformly bright and clean. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1956 - 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 set is better than many we see - not fine, but featuring volumes that approach near fine in dust jackets similarly approaching near fine. The red cloth bindings are all square, clean, and tight, with only one tiny corner bump in the entire set. The contents are bright throughout, with no previous ownership marks. The topstain remains good across all four volumes, only slightly sunned. The usual spotting is the only notable complaint, fairly modest for the edition and substantially confined to the fore and bottom edges, with just a hint of spotting to a few prelims. The dust jackets are entirely complete, unclipped with no losses or tears and almost no wear. What prevents our grading these jackets as fine and pricing them accordingly is a little soiling and spotting, visible upon close examination on the otherwise lovely Volume I & II spines. A worthy set nonetheless, with quite good shelf appearance. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Worn. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. Very lightly browned ep's, otherwise no foxing or browning. Small date inscription to fep, text block edges clean. Covers unmarked and near fine in original first state dust jacket with loss and shelf wear (see image). Not price clipped.

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        Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir, and Pablo Picasso on the set of "Le mystère Picasso" [The Mystery of Picasso] (1956)

      N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage double weight borderless photograph from the 1956 film. A candid, on-the-set photograph of Picasso, director Clouzot, and the film's cinematographer Claude Renoir. On the verso is the stamp of the French production company Filmsonor. One of the most important films about art--and more broadly, about the creative process--ever made. Based on a more primitive 1949 Belgian documentary, "Visit to Picasso," Clouzot conceived the idea of capturing Picasso in the act of creating paintings for the camera. He had the artist paint on glass, then photographed the reverse side of the glass, so that the viewer saw only the painting, but not the painter, as it emerged. By agreement between Picasso and Clouzot, most of the paintings were subsequently destroyed so that they would only exist on film. The film begins with Picasso creating simple marker drawings in black and white, gradually progressing to full scale collages and oil paintings. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 9.5 x 7 inches. Single faint crease to one corner, else Near Fine.

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        Picasso

      1956 - COCTEAU, Jean. Picasso (cover title: Médecines, Peintures, Picasso). Arcueil: Innothéra Laboratoire Chantereau, circa 1956. Slim octavo, original paper wrappers; pp. [14]. $2600.Later edition of Cocteau’s Picasso, inscribed on the title page, “Le feu jaillit de l’eau, La mer et l’oiseau, amities, Jean Cocteau.” With an original full-page pencil and blue wash drawing of a bird rising from the sea.Jean Cocteau first met Picasso in 1914. “As he remarked in later years, if Stravinsky was a great encounter in his life, Picasso was the great encounter” (Emboden, 23). First published in 1923 in a limited edition of 100 copies, this is Cocteau’s brief overview of Picasso’s work, with 14 plates of his paintings, re-published as Number 84 in the Innothéra series. Very minor soiling to wrappers. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Prelude to Eden

      (Püterschein-Hingham Press), Hingham, MA 1956 - Octavo. (32)pp. Proofreader's copy, inscribed by the printer/designer, Dorothy Abbe. Abbe was a student and close friend of designer William Addison Dwiggins, with whom she lived and worked in Hingham, Massachusetts from 1950 to 1956. She became a lifelong advocate of his work after his death. Abbe printed, bound, and occasionally designed the books of the Püterschein-Hingham Press, which she and Dwiggins ran out of their home. Prelude to Eden was the final book of the Press. The marionette play is illustrated throughout in twenty colors using Abbe's own variation of the "tone line" process, which involved photographing and then silk-screening the marionettes constructed by Dwiggins. This copy was a proofreader's copy sent to the Shimers. John A. Shimer, Abbe's neighbor, was the author of This Sculptured Earth: The Landscape of American, for which Abbe won the AIGA award for design in 1959. Line illustrations were supplied by his mother, Florence H. Shimer, author of the 1950 Püterschein-Hingham Press publication Twelve Poems. Prelude is bound in aluminum sheet covers, attached with Fabriano paper at the spine. This was the first time that metal covers were used as a binding design in the US. Original acetate dust jacket and original box. Paper label to box lid is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. John Shimer" and features the Püterschein-Hingham Press logo. Notice laid in. Darkening and some paper loss to box, front hinge of text split, otherwise fine.Together with two framed, black & white photographic portraits of John A. Shimer's parents, Hervey and Florence Shimer, taken by Abbe in the 1950s. The elder Shimers were friends with Abbe and Dwiggins and fellow residents of Hingham. In one photograph, Hervey Woodburn Shimer, Professor of Paleontology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, laughs good-naturedly with his pipe in hand. His wife Florence H. Shimer is in profile, gesturing with her cigarette in one hand as she engages in conversation. The portraits are evidence of Abbe's skill as a hobby photographer, as well as her fondness for her subjects. Framed in cream mats and black and gold wooden frames with occasional paint loss. Minor edgewear to Hervey's photograph. A fine set from a talented artist and designer. (see Bromer, Strings Attached, illustration 24). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diritto e Pratica Tributaria. Diretta da V. Uckmar. Supplemento alla rivista Diritto e Procedura Commerciale . Consiglio di amministrazione composto da G.Bottai e F.Flora.

      Casa editrice Propria 1956-1993, Roma - La rivista fu fondata nel 1926. n.d. p. annate dal 1956 al 1960 dal 1963 al 1974 dal 1976 al 1991 per un totale di 33 annate rilegate in 75 tomi in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Leo Baeck Institute. Year Book.

      Oxford, University Press, 1956-2006. - ISSN: 0075-8744. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Titel mit kleinem Bibliotheksstempel, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 32000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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