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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]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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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        Mans Forward March (A Junior History Course) Teachers Reference Book

      Chatto and Windus, 1956. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; small amount of marking to rear cover board and endpapers; reading pages are clean with no highlighting, annotations, etc. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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      Collins, London, England 1956 - folio. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled slipcase. xii, 94 pages. Besterman 962. Limited to 1750 copies on "Gelderland" white cartridge. 295 numbered copies, signed by the authors on colophon, printed on "Amstel" special mould-made paper. This copy is thus. Edited by Patrick M. Synge. Notes on the plates and introduction to the bibliography by the editor. Bibliography compiled by W.T. Stearn, Sabine Wilson, and Handasyde Buchanan. Index of names. With 36 plates, including color frontispiece. 21 in color, 15 black and white. Color illustrated endpapers. Engraved half title. Tailpieces and decorations. Slipcase lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Spine sunned. Tissue protectors creased. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Quiet Days in Clichy

      1956. BRASSAÏ. Quiet Days in Clichy. By Henry Miller. 171 pp. Illustrated with 28 photographs by Brassaï. 8vo., 175 x 104 mm, bound in original printed wrappers, preserved in a yellow cloth box, title gilt on black leather spine label. Paris: Olympia Press, 1956. |~||~||~||~||~| The Rare First Edition. Brassaï's atmospheric photographs of Paris are the perfect complement to Miller's text. Along with Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï represents the other dominant photographer on the Continent of Europe during the second half of the twentieth century. Known as "the angel of darkness" Brassaï was called by Henry Miller "the eye of Paris." His work has been immortalized in the deluxe publication from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in a large monograph entitled: Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, 1999. This is one of the scarcer Olympia Press titles. Shifreen & Jackson, A100a (error in collation).

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        EXPERIMENT 1923-29 poems by W W E Ross

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1956. 28.5 x 22 cm., 23 mimeographed pages, pictorial paper wraps, stapled. Afterword by Raymond Souster on Ross's early work and importance. Cover chipped, else very good. Rare. "In 1956 Souster brought out under the Contact Press imprint a small booklet, Experiment 1923-29, of modernist poetry that Canadian poet W.W.E. Ross had written in the 1920s, which saved Ross's work from obscurity.". Original Wrappers. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1956, 1956. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A. Octavo, 257 pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott, housed in a quarter leather clamshell box. An association copy, formerly belonging to Sefton Delmer, a fellow intelligence agent, journalist colleague and close friend of Ian Fleming. 257 pp. Delmer bookplate (Valley Farm) to pastedown. A used copy, showing some general wear and handling but with a wonderful association; Delmer himself is characterized on page 23, as a boyfriend of James Bond's secretary Lil. The young reporters Delmer and Fleming met in Moscow in the 'thirties and they would soon work closely together in Naval Intelligence. After the war, they took similar career paths, with Delmer becoming Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Daily Express and Fleming joining The Sunday Times as their Foreign Manager. In a typed statement (copy supplied), Sefton Delmer records "He [Fleming] was the godfather of my son. 'Call him Felix' he had said, 'there are too many Felix's in this world'. And he followed his own advice by creating an American partner for James Bond called Felix Leiter" [source: Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive]. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, A4a (1.1), pp.131, 639-40.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Chinese Maze Murders. A Chinese Detective Story suggested by three original ancient Chinese plots

      The Hague: W. Van Hoeve, 1956. First edition. Illustrations by the author in Chinese style. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth, map endpapers. Near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (spine panel faintly toned).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Haggadah, The

      1956. The First Trade Edition of Arthur Szyk?'s ?"Haggadah?"[SZYK, Arthur, illustrator]. The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth. Jerusalem [and] Tel-Aviv: Published by ?"Massadah?" and ?"Magen,?" 1956.First trade edition (first published in 1939 in a deluxe limited edition on vellum of 250 copies). Quarto (10 15/16 x 9 inches; 278 x 229 mm.). Printed in black, sanguine, purple, blue, red, and green inks on [56] double-folded leaves. Fourteen full-page and numerous vignettes and border decorations printed in color. Text in English and Hebrew on facing pages (the illustrations are on the Hebrew pages). ?"The illustrations contained herein are reproductions of originals of Arthur Szyk of New-Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.A. Engraved by The Sun Engraving Co., England?" (verso of title-page).Publisher?'s blue velvet over boards. Covers pictorially stamped in gilt with design in gilt of a Kiddush cup. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Pictorial pastedowns as in the original vellum edition. A fine copy. Housed in the publisher's quarter black imitation morocco over blue cloth clamshell case lined with blue velvet, with spine lettered and stamped in gilt, and with front cover stamped in gilt with the design of a Kiddush cup.?"During many of his years of travel, Szyk had been working on a large project of illumination, The Haggadah. The work took on a special meaning in light of the then growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Passover is a festival of freedom, and The Haggadah tells the story of Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt. In order to heighten the topical message and relate the historical events to contemporary ones, Szyk emblazoned the Egyptians with the Nazi swastika. However, fearing reprisals, publishers on the continent would not touch the book as long as it included this symbol…Szyk removed the swastika, believing that the underlying message of the book was still clear and it was more important to see the project through to publication. A deluxe volume in a limited edition of 250 copies was published in 1940 by the Beaconsfield Press in London. Bound in gold-stamped leather, with end pages printed on silk, the full color illuminations are printed on double-leaf parchment and an English translation is matched to the Hebrew text. While the pages of English are decorated with small, intricate, sepia-toned emblems, the emphasis in on the illuminated Hebrew pages and the brilliant colors and striking combinations which are jewel-like in affect. One contemporary reviewer [?'The Haggadah—A Sumptuous Illustrated Edition,?' The Times Literary Supplement, 22 February 1941, p. 9] called it ?'worthy to be placed among the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has produced?'. The first copy of the printing was presented to George VI, King of England, to whom the book is dedicated?" (Irvin Ungar, Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk (1999), pp. 80-81).?"Most descriptions of this book list the date of publication as 1939, however, Cecil Roth?'s note in Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, Spring 1969, regards the year of publication as 1940…The first trade edition, printed on paper, appeared in 1956 published by Massadah and Magen, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv?" (p. 93).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Australia V South Africa 1956 (1st Test) Rugby Programme

      240 - Official programme for the 1st test at Sydney, 26th May 1956.  One crease to front cover, otherwise very good and scarce. 

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        The Enormous Egg

      Boston: Little, Brown. (1956). First. First edition. Illustrated by Louis Darling. Fine in a very slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Oft-reprinted, a beloved children's book about a New Hampshire boy whose hen hatches an enormous egg, with surprising results. Copies abound, but first editions are as scarce as hen's teeth. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LE CORAN (Traduction et presentation nouvelles)

      E. T. N. A. ; Tanger: Editions Eurafrique, Rabat 1956 - One of 1500 numbered copies sur Alfa Mousse des Papeteries Navarre (total edition 4105). Previous Seller's note claims that this is "Henry Mercier's personal leatherbound copy). xx, 322p, errata. Illustrated by Si Abdelkrim Wezzani. Printed in Arabic and French en face. In a probable unique binding of full calf heavily embossed with large central designs on both covers with interlacing designs on the spine, text block edges painted in a knotted cord design, the covers each set with five brass bosses, also with four brass non-working clasps, vellum pastedowns. Binder's name, Josevina L. (?), stamped on lower rear cover. Possibly a North African binding. About fine but for the clasps. Very unusual One of 1500 numbered copies sur Alfa Mousse des Papeteries Navarre (total edition 4105). Previous Seller's note claims that this is "Henry Mercier's personal leatherbound copy) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Turkey Remains and How to Inter Them. With Numerous Scarce Recipes from The Note-books of F. Scott Fitzgerald

      Toronto: Cooper & Beatty, Limited 1956 - First separate edition, 1/2000 copies, issued by the publishers "as a Christmas memento for their friends." Pamphlet in pale red wrappers printed with turkey and vine motif; in protective white cover printed in black and green with "Greetings." Fine pamphlet in cover with light crease to crown of fold, else fine. Bruccoli A21 [1980], Bruccoli D1 (also A20 and A38) [1987]. This humorous pamphlet contains Fitzgerald’s holiday recipes for turkey, including "Turkey Cocktail: To one large turkey add one gallon of vermouth and a demijohn of angostura bitters. Shake."; "Turkey à la Maryland: Take a plump turkey to a barber’s and have him shaved, or if a female bird, given a facial and a water wave "; and, finally "Stolen Turkey: Walk quickly from the market, and, if accosted, remark with a laugh that it had just flown into your arms and you hadn’t noticed it. Then drop the turkey with the white of one egg—well, anyhow, beat it." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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