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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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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.

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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]

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      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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      - 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]

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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.

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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]

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      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.

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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).

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      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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      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.

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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.

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      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]

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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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      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]

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        [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Swiss-German] Geschichte

      Alfred Scherz Verlag, Bern,, 1956?-57. Band I?-II [of 4]. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt on blue and yellow panel, gilt device to front cover. Tear to front panel of vol. 2 jacket with slight loss, a few other nicks, very slight foxing to endpapers, a very good set. First Swiss edition, each volume signed by the author on the half-title, the first also dated 1956. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate knowledge of foreign markets to adapt Churchill's original, American-targeted, anglophone conception for wider popularity. Churchill wrote of how, "[Reves] has had lengthy telephonings with French, German, Italian and Scandinavian publishers, showing what they want for their editions." (quoted in Gilbert, Winston Churchill and Emery Reves.)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris: Berggruen & Cie, (1956). Narrow 8vo.; (2)pp. 15 color plates with captions. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers, glassine dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, #4 of fifteen copies signed by Tzara and the artist. Issued for the first Paris exhibition of Bonnet's work and illustrating ten paintings in pochoir.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        A superb original drawing of Puglsey by New Yorker cartoonist, Charles Addams

      New York, 1956. 4to. "His signature and inscription, ""To Norman Strickland with best wishes Chas Addams New York 1936,"" together with a ink and gray wash drawing of his character 'Pugsley,' on the front free endpaper of The New Yorker 1950-1955 Album (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955) 4to, not paginated [c. 100 pp.], chiefly illustrations bound in blue cloth boards bearing the magazine's iconic logo of dandy Eustace Tilley, and black cloth titled spine. Soiling and rubbing to boards and spine, spine cracked with front board partly detached, light dampstains to front and rear pastedowns with an ink notation, a few pages loose at top, some light to moderate soiling. A superb rendering of Addams' character, Pugsley, well before the noted illustrator formally named him. When The Addams Family made its debut in the pages of The New Yorker in 1938, none of the characters had names. Addams only provided them when his cartoon was adapted for television in 1960. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Great flower books 1700-1900. A bibliographical record of two centuries of finely-illustrated flower books

      Collins, London 1956 - First edition limited to 1750 copies, this being one of 295 copies on Amstel special mould-made paper, signed by Sitwell and Blunt; large folio, pp. x, 94; 20 plates in color, 16 in black & white; original half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine; fine copy in a slightly rubbed publisher's slipcase. With a bibliography edited by Patrick M. Synge and compiled by W.T. Stern, Sabine Wilson, and Handasyde Buchanan. Foreword by S. Dillon Ripley. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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      London: Collins, 1956. Gouache on artboard, with the image measuring 9.5 X 12 inches and the board measuring 10.5 X 15 inches; signed by artist Trevor Denning near lower right corner. Brief pencilled notation regarding measurments on the lower margin, with the publisher, author, and translator's names overlaid and mounted to the piece on thick cardstock. The printers' instruction sheet for Collins is handwritten on pink stock, affixed on verso. Original dustjacket artwork for the First British Edition of Calvino's first novel. 'The Path to the Nest of Spiders' is told from a child's perspective; Calvino paints the trauma of war torn Italy using a variety of impressive characters, namely a young boy and his teenage sister, who are depicted on the jacket. In our experience, the British Edition of the book is quite uncommon, with few copies offered on the market - collectable or otherwise. The only original jacket artwork we have seen for one of Calvino's books, and quite dazzling in comparison to its American counterpart.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1956. A Play. Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Light toning and soiling to boards, in the dust jacket with soiling to spine and rear panel, occasional spotting to panels,closed tear to top end of spine with tape at the verso, shallow chipping to corners. A very good copy. First UK edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sartre on the front endpaper, "A Mademoiselle Tynan tres sympathique hommage de J Sartre." Kenneth Tynan's first wife Elaine Dundy knew Sartre well through her husband's fierce advocacy of Sartre's work. A wonderful association copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, later printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mary Durkin- with appreciation and very best wishes- John Kennedy." The recipient, worked in the West Wing office of Ted Sorenson, JFK's special counsel and speechwriter. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association copy. 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."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell, 1956-58., 1956. A superb set of FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark brown half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spines with raised bands, brown cloth boards; top edges gilt. Very light and very occasional foxing to a few margins of volume 1. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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      Bruxelles, 1956 [Toulouse, Francis Flores] - Les débordements de Michou (vers 1956), publié clandestinement par Francis Flores à Toulouse. 16 photogravures érotiques par un "artiste très connu". Rare. O. J. B. LES DÉBORDEMENTS DE MICHOU. Bruxelles, 1956 [Toulouse, Francis Flores] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 14 cm), en feuilles, 151 pages + 16 photogravures imprimées en sépia sur papier teinté. Emboîtage carton de l'éditeur. Très bon état. Complet. PUBLICATION CLANDESTINE DE FRANCIS FLORES A TOULOUSE. Le justificatif de tirage indique : "Ce magnifique ouvrage a été édité à 800 exemplaires sur vélin grand luxe par un groupe de bibliophiles d'après un manuscrit dont l'auteur désire rester anonyme, ainsi que l'artiste très connu qui a réalisé les planches." Cet exemplaire est numéroté au composteur. Le tirage a très probablement été bien inférieur à celui annoncé. Il s'agit d'une réécriture du Roman de la Luxure paru pour la première fois en 1903 (Dutel). Ouvrage condamné pour la première fois le 20 mars 1957. Bien que l'artiste qui illustre ce volume reste mystérieux, il s'agit vraisemblablement du même artiste qui illustre Ambre la précoce parut chez le même éditeur à la même date. Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1350. "Il se leva, la tenant toujours dans ses bras, la posa sur le bord du lit et tout en la couchant sur le dos, lui enleva sa culotte. Il lui écarta les jambes et pus contempler à mon aise tous les charmes secrets de la jeune femme. Sa toison dorée, quoique bien fournie apparaissait à mes yeux, moins abondante que celle de ma chère cousine. Ses lèvres, par contre, d'un rose plus intense, étaient plus proéminentes." (extrait). TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET ILLUSTRÉ CLANDESTIN RARE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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