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        Their Paths Crossed Mine - Memoirs of the Commandant-General of the Ossewa-Brandwag

      Central News Agency, Ltd., South Africa, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition279 pages (complete). These memoirs of the Afrikaner nationalist leader Hans van Rensburg are in general good condition. Van Rensburg was much persuaded by national-socialism after a visit to Nazi Germany, and during his time at the Ossewa-Brandwag, he and his peers were advocates of a 'sjambokracy' or 'the law of the whip'. The dustjacket is much worn and torn about the extremities. The dj covers are scuffed and worn. Nonetheless, the dj is whole and stoic. The green board cover is good-looking, neat and smart. There is very mild wear to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. The frontis and end pages are tanned. The pages are clear, clean, confident, assured, firm and very healthy. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Memoir; Africana- Politics; Inventory No: anld.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Travel in Aquatint and Lithography. 1770 - 1860. From the Library of J. R. Abbey. A Bibliographical Catalogue. 2 Volumes (= complet). Volume 1: World, Europe, Africa. Volume 2: Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America.

      London, Curwen Press, 1956-1957.. 4°. 32 cm. XIII, XIV,675 Seiten. Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Kopfgoldschnitt.. Nummer 144 von 400 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Einband minimal fleckig, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 144 of 400 copies of the limited edition. English language edition. With many illustrations. Two original cloth bindings. Nearly fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1956. First. First edition. Fine with ink owner name on front pastedown in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing on the front panel, and two tiny tears barely worthy of mention. The third of the author's three Houghton Mifflin hardcover westerns, from early in Leonard's career. He has gone on to become one of the most successful mystery novelists working today, and several of his works have been adapted to film. Only a small number of hardcover copies of this edition were printed, and most of them went to libraries (when copies surface on the market they usually have replaced endpapers and remnants of library markings). A superior copy of a notable rarity, avidly sought by both western and mystery collectors. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Good jacket. Near VG, some fade to spine despite jacket. Minor wear to jacket edges. Clipped, but retains price 12s. 6d. Eighth impression 1956. Nice clean white pages throughout, no foxing and no inscriptions. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Books Ltd]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      US: Random House. New York, Random House, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. Without jacket. Signed by the author without inscription as Dr Seuss. Some rubbing and scuffing to the boards, corners and spine tips with gentle pushing. Seuss's usual fare of the gradual accumulation of stranger and more outlandish events leading to a final cacophony! A wonderful book. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1956.

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

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1956. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition with the code "M-E". Blue cloth boards. Illustrated. Jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and pages. Crease at spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning. Light spots, light chipping. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        La téte tournée.

      Editions du livre,, Monte Carlo, 1956 - Monte Carlo, Editions du livre, 1956. 4°-kl. M. 12 Orig.-Lithographien v. Vlaminck. 176 S., 2 Bll. OU. in OPp.-Chemise. (diese leicht angeschmutzt, sonst gut). Nr. 340 v. 350 Exempl., im Druckverm.v. Künstler u. Verleger signiert. Monod 11354 (diese leicht angeschmutzt, sonst gut). Nr. 340 v. 350 Exempl., im Druckverm.v. Künstler u. Verleger signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter]
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        Down There

      New York: Fawcett / Gold Medal, 1956. 157 p. First edition. Paperback original. Good condition. Clean pages. Spine a bit cocked, front hinge a little tender. A bit of fading to spine as well, creasing to cover. A solid copy. A scarce true first of David Goodis' classic noir novel, which was the basis of Francois Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Chinese Paper-cuts. L'Art Populaire Chinois - Les Decoupures de Papier. Chinesische Scherenkunst

      Peking: Guozi Shudian, 1956 - Illustrated papercovered cloth folder [23.4*16.8cm] with 3 flaps closed by 2 ivory fasteners. Contains a 4-page introduction (text in Chinese, English and French) dated 1955 and another 8-page introduction booklet (text in Chinese, English, French and German) dated 1956. 21 colored papercuts on 22.5*15.9cm mats. Previous owner's ink stamp on right top corner of folder. Text pages and plates almost as new. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      [Frankfurt], Februar 1956.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Qu.-gr.-8vo.. Schönes viertaktiges musikalisches Motiv mit Widmung "für Herrn Dr. Poth". - Beiliegend: Portraitphotographie (13 x 18 cm; von Felicitas Timpe, München); Originalabzug.

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      1956. HUGHES, Langston. I WONDER AS I WANDER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. NY: Rinehart and Company, 1956. Octavo, gray cloth in dust jacket; 405 pages. First EditIon (with the "R" colophon on the copyright page). Signed presentation from Hughes on the front endpaper: "For the Abbotts- my second life- of which, like a cat, I hope I have nine- Sincerely, Langston Hughes. Linwood, January 10, 1958." The second of the author's two autobiographies. Near fine (very minor wear edges); in a magnificent (just a few extremely tiny tears) dust jacket. $1,750.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Spam Tomorrow

      Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 2nd EditionThis outrageous, eccentric memoir is in general good condition. The dustjacket is largely free of marking. It has wear and tear about the edges and corners. There are open tears to to all corners of the dj and against the spine edges. The dj spine has storage marking and is worn with open tears to the head and foot. The green cloth cover is in good condition. The spine has some discolouration to the head and foot. The paper trim edges have storage and dust discolouration. Inside the condition of this addictive, outspoken book is good throughout: clean, clear, firm and hilarious. a small pen price mark on the front end page (20c) fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Memoir; Inventory No: agtg.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London, The Educational Book Company Ltd.,, 1956?-58. 4 volumes octavo, original blue cloth, red morocco title labels and triple fillet panels gilt to the spines, volume titles, volume titles and plain rule gilt to the upper boards, dark blue top-stain. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. Very minor rubbing on the boards, internally clean, top-stain still strong, a very good set indeed. Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of this work, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis." (Woods) . Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations ?- the British Empire and the United States ?- was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York:: Pierpont-Morgan Library,. 1956. First edition in this form, reproducing in facsimile "The Dedication Manuscript of 1695." Perrault's beloved tales edited and with an introduction by Barchilon. Two volumes. 600 numbered copies, of which the first 250 "were colored by hand in pochoir" (meaning the printed illustrations have been hand-colored) by the Maria Bittner Studio. COPY NUMBER 217 WITH HAND-COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS. Volume One contains the introduction and critical text (Authorship of the Tales; Sources of the Tales; Perrault's Textual Improvements; Perrault's Literary Achievement; Biographical Sketch; Bibliography; and the French Text). Volume Two contains the facsimile reproduction with the hand-colored illustrations. Cloth-backed boards, glassine wrappers, in slipcase. Glassine shows it's age and a few tears and there is a mild imperfection to the front hinge and frontis margin in volume one (appear to be minor production issues), otherwise quite fine with the barest of wear and in close to new condition.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Stehendes Mädchen nach dem Bade. Bronze.

      . Höhe mit Sockel: 51cm - Sockel: 5cm - Breite: 15cm - Tiefe: 11cm. Seitlich signiert.. Ausgestellt: Sammlung Geschwister Bechtler Winterthur, Dr. Heinz Keller 18.August 1956.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        The Case of the Terrified Typist [Inscribed]

      William Morrow & Co., New York [1956] - INSCRIBED by author to his neice on FEP: "To Nordie/With so/many thanks/for so many things/Yours/Erle/Erle Stanley Gardner/Dec. 1955." A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket; colorful red and black dust jacket designed by Bill Hughes. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      London: William Heinemann. 1956. First edition, first printing. Luxuriously bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full [white] morocco with different sized black spots simulating the coat of a dalmatian. The title is stamped in gilt on the spine. The contents are entirely complete with the original pictorial endpapers present to both the front and rear. The pages are clean and bright and there are no inscriptions or stamps. All edges gilt. Housed in a purpose-made black cloth slipcase. A stunning and highly original presentation of the true first edition of this classic children?'s story. 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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      London: Faber and Faber. 1956. First UK edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the cloth clean and the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine lightly nicked original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap). A lovely copy. 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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        Waiting For Godot

      Faber, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 2nd EditionThe jacket is a bit edgeworn.Previous ownership stamp.Some foxing.Excellent binding.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Plays; Inventory No: qv68.

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        Oda a la tipografía

      - Oda a la tipografía. Santiago de Chile, Nascimento, 1956. 19,5 x 27 cm. 56 pp. Rústica en caja de tela. Primera edición de 1150 ejemplares numerados. Muy buen ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        The Hunters

      New York: Harper Brothers, 1956. First edition of the author's first novel and landmark in the literature of war. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by James Salter on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some fading to the spine. Salter's 1956 fighter pilot novel stands out as a literary endeavor in a genre dominated by cheap adventure yarns. Salter goes beyond the usual gung-ho fighter jock glitz to present the story of Capt. Cleve Connell, whose intentions of becoming an ace are thwarted by enemy pilots with plans of their own. "Anyone under forty may not appreciate how profoundly Salter influenced my generation. [He] created the finest work ever to appear in print--ever--about men who fly and fight" (Robert F. Dorr).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Cast-Autographed Wizard of Oz Soundtrack Album

      MGM Records 1956 - This album cover is signed on its front by six of film's stars: Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (The Scarecrow), Bert Lahr (The Cowardly Lion), Jack Haley (The Tin Woodman), Margaret Hamilton (The Wicked Witch of the West), and Billy Burke (Glinda, The Good Witch). Although MGM's movie, The Wizard of Oz, was released in 1939, a soundtrack was not issued until 1956 to coincide with the film's first showing on television; this album cover is from that release. All of the autographs are in nice shape. There is no vinyl record inside the album cover. The front cover has a three inch horizontal tear across the Tin Man's shoulder and the back cover has a long scuff along its left edge. Transparent tape repairs/reinforces three edges of the cover. The cover has some light soiling/rubbing. Items signed by primary cast members are exceptionally scarce. The most famous example is an Oz book in poor condition that belonged to Jack Haley's son; it also contained signatures of most other cast and crew members and sold for $61,500 (including the buyer's premium) at a 2011 Profiles in History auction. A plain sheet of paper autographed by Judy Garland and five other co-stars (Frank Morgan instead of Billy Burke) sold for $12,500 in a 2013 eBay auction. A similar sheet autographed by Judy Garland and three of the co-stars was appraised at $15,000 - $20,000 on an Antique Roadshow episode. A page from an autograph album signed by Judy Garland and four of the co-stars was sold at a DeMouchelles auction in 2009. Prices realized for the lot are not available. As of March, 2015 no other auction or sales records of multi-cast member signed items are listed at the Rare Book Hub (AmericanaExchange), American Book Prices Current, or Worthpoint.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians

      London: Heinemann,, 1956. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in pink morocco, titles to spine gilt, two raised bands, onlaid dalmatian to bottom front cover with paws blocked in black over both boards, twin rule gilt to turn-ins, cream endpapers with the originals bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. First edition, first impression.

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

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        Faschingsball Cave 54 Filmclub Unter den Dächern von Heidelberg

      Heidelberg: Heidelberger Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, 1956. Lithographic poster measuring 97 x 66 cm. (38 x 26 inches). Mounted on canvas.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Privately printed for Siegfried Sassoon and Geoffrey Keynes at the Cambridge University Press. 1956. Limited to only 25 copies printed for the author. Original blue cloth-backed decorated boards with gilt titles to the spine. A couple of light foxing spots to the text block edge otherwise a fine copy. The trade edition was published earlier in the same year by Faber and Faber. 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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        Profiles in Courage

      Very Good Harper & Brothers Publishers. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Profiles in Courage FIRST EDITION John F. Kennedy 1ST PRINTING 1956 Rare Book

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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape 1956. 257 pp., black cloth lettered in silver, as is the diamond device on the front board. Clean, but with a slight lean. Jacket shows price of 12s 6d. There are small tears, nicks and creases to the extremities, with small amounts of loss to the corners. There is a previous owner's name on the f.e.p and p. 239/240 has a crease in it due to a binders fault. Despite this, it's still an attractive copy. . Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1956.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        The City of Lourenco Marques Guide

      Carlos Alberto Vieira da Silva, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe general condition of this guide to Lourenco Marques is good to fair. The white cover is illustrated on the front cover with the city crest. The colours are clear and bright. The cover has much wear, tear and marking from use and shelving. The all corners have shelving indents. The edges have minimal wear. The front and back covers are much marked by shelving. The spine has open cracks and some wear to the front spine edge. There are two longer open cracks and tears to the back spine edge. However, the binding is secure and firm. The spine itself is marked and worn. There is wear and tear to the head and foot. The front pages have some discolouration. From thereon the pages are in very good condition: clean, clear, firmly bound to the spine. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Travel; Inventory No: agvd.

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        The Saucerian Review: A Report on Flying Saucers

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

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin 1956-01-01. B00SOPQRWS 17 to 19 cm tall (12mo). Near VG, some fade to spine despite jacket. Minor wear to jacket edges. Clipped, but retains price 12s. 6d. Eighth impression 1956. Nice clean white pages throughout, no foxing and no inscriptions. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide Hardcover Good

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. Third impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Corners sharp, covers fine in a fourth impression dust jacket. Not price clipped.

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        A. Paul Weber. Graphik. Einführung von Georg Ramseger. [Mit signierter Original-Tuschzeichnung].

      Gerhard Stalling,, Oldenburg, Hamburg, 1956 - Oldenburg, Hamburg, Gerhard Stalling, 1956. 4°. 31,5 cm. 22 Seiten, 104 Seiten (Abbildungen, 1 Titelbild.). 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Bildunterschriften in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Mit beigebundener Original-Tuschzeichnung "Till Eulenspiegel mit Hund", von A. Paul Weber signiert und datiert (28.12.58). Maße Blatt: 30,2 x 22,5 cm. Maße Abbildung: ca. 20 x 15 cm. Einband mit wenigen Stockfleckchen, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With one original pen-and-ink drawing, signed and dated by A. Paul Weber. With many illustrations, underlines in english, french and german language. Original cloth binding with dust jacket. Cover with few spotts, nearly fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Report On The American Jesuits

      Farrar , Straus and Cudahy, New York 1956 - Signed by both John LaFarge and Margaret Bourke-White on the first free endpaper. Inscribed additionally by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) on the second free endpaper in year of publication, "For Eliot and Joan Merry Xmas to my beloved Elisofon family. Peggy. Xmas 1956." Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. Elisofon and Bourke-White would have been colleagues at LIFE Magazine. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. First Printing. 236 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, small chips at edges, 1/2" tear at head of spine along front hinge of dust jacket, 1" tear at base of lower right corner along front flap, now in mylar cover. Very clean within. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mandarins

      New York: The World Publishing Company, 1956. First American Edition of the English translation, one of 500 copies signed by Beauvoir. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue and red cloth, decorated in gilt. Fine in the original glassine and slipcase.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Louis Satchmo Armstrong") regarding Jack Teagarden, to Howard Waters, author of JACK TEAGARDEN'S MUSIC, HIS CAREER AND RECORDINGS (1960)

      Corona [Queens], New York, 1956. 2 pp., on two sheets of "Satchmo" letterhead, with numerous corrections in pen in the text of the letter. 4to. Single vertical fold; the two sheets stapled. Very good. "I hope Jack Teagarden blows his horn for ever. He's my man" One of the most resonant statements imaginable from one musician - in this case, the most important jazz musician of of the 20th century - regarding a cherished friend and cohort. The irrepressible Satchmo writes with uninhibited enthusiasm of his eminent collaborator and long-time friend, trombonist Jack Teagarden, about whom Waters evidently was preparing an article:"'O my Gawd - I do hope that I've not gone and missed the grandest opportunity that I have been waiting for years ? to have the thrill of telling to the wide wide world the exact way that I feel over Jack Teagarden and his trombone playings [?] Yea, Jack's my man [?] We have so many musical memories in common ? I don't actually know where to start ? First, he's a Human Being ? God knows he is ? Every time Jack picks up a trombone, you can bet your bottom dollar that something's coming out of that horn real pretty. No matter if it's sweet hot jazzy or dixieland ? He really moves me whenever he just puts his horn to his chops ? the man is just born for the trombone [?] The trombones were all made to blend with the Jackson first ; And that's the way it is with Ol Satchmo until some one will prove to me that I am wrong [?]"When i said Jack's a Human, what I personally mean by that is, he impressed me, more than just a musician ? He's the type of Ofay Boy that you (a negroe) can work with the rest of your life and there'll never be any thing but good music and the fondest of appreciation of each other. In other words, he can't be not a thing but our boy and Idol [?]"P.S. Out on the south side of Chicago where the Regal and the Savoy used to romp, years ago, a colored fellow who had just read in the evening newspapers where Louis Armstrong and his All Stars are getting ready to make a long long tour, all through the South. This young man made it his business to ask me right away ? Is Jack Teagarden going on the southern tour with you, Satch? Immediately I answered him, saying, sure Jack's going on the tour , furthermore, who am I to tell a white man that he can't go south ?P.S. It slayed that cat ?"Am yours musically, and I hope that Jack Teagarden blows his horn for ever. He's my man, personified. Wow.".

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        Pipe Dream

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1956. Octavo. Original silver boards, spine and front board lettered in purple, yellow and black, purple and green pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first printing. The script for the seventh musical by the duo.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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