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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. 

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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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]

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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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        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.". First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Great Moments From Life Magazine 1936-1956

      Life 1956 - spiral bound with plastic dust wrapper that is partially detached at lower half, and a small tear on upper edge, 21 b/w photographs with captions, cover photo by Margaret Bourke White, inscribed by Life photographer Stanley Rayfield to (Margaret) Peggy Bourke White, [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fantastic Book Discoveries]
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        Correspondence relating to hiring Roger Shugg for a senior editorial position at Alfred A. Knopf in 1945 and Shugg's resignation in 1952

      New York, etc., 1956. 3 typed letters, signed ("Alfred A Knopf"), on Knopf letterhead; 2 autograph letters, signed ("Alfred" & "A Knopf"), on Knopf and Mayflower Hotel stationery; with 3 typed letters, signed, from Knopf staff; carbon copies of 2 typed letters from Shugg, each 1-1/2 pp.; and related ephemera, photographs, and correspondence. 4to and smaller. Condition generally fine. 3 typed letters, signed ("Alfred A Knopf"), on Knopf letterhead; 2 autograph letters, signed ("Alfred" & "A Knopf"), on Knopf and Mayflower Hotel stationery; with 3 typed letters, signed, from Knopf staff; carbon copies of 2 typed letters from Shugg, each 1-1/2 pp.; and related ephemera, photographs, and correspondence. 4to and smaller. In early 1945, Alfred A. Knopf wrote to Prof. Roger Shugg (Princeton class of 1927) at the University of Indiana in Bloomington to offer an editorial job with responsibility for college-level history, politics and social sciences textbooks. Shugg, who had worked for Knopf during the middle 1930s, was a fellow at the London School of Economics in 1938-9. From 1941 to 1945, he served as an associate professor of history at Indiana Univ., while doing research for the Military Intelligence Service of the War Dept.'s general staff. During the course of the next month Knopf hired Shugg, effective April 1945, initially with a two-year contract. In late 1952, after a reorganization, Shugg wrote a detailed letter of resignation (present in the carbon), to which Knopf responded with two personal notes. As evidenced by letters to Shugg at the time, there was evidently some acrimony. Shugg went on to the University of Chicago Press, where he served as publishing director from 1961 to 1967. From 1963 to 1965 he was president of the Association of American University Presses, and from 1968 to 1980, he was the director of the University of New Mexico Press.With: White House invitation to a luncheon 17 June 1963 for editors of projects published under the auspices of the National Historical Publication Commission.

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        Typed Note about hunting squirrels on Faulkner's farm with three autograph corrections and an Autograph Manuscript Christmas list on verso [With:] Mississippi Hunting and Fishing License for 1954-1955, signed in ink, "Wm Faulkner"

      Oxford, Miss, 1956. 10 lines, (75 words) signed William Faulkner in type, on bond paper, letterhead of The People-to-People Program on verso, with list in ink of gifts for six people. 4to. Old fold. Fine, in custom tan morocco backed folding case. 10 lines, (75 words) signed William Faulkner in type, on bond paper, letterhead of The People-to-People Program on verso, with list in ink of gifts for six people. 4to. Faulkner to Hunters in the 'pasture used by my horse and milk cow'. A whimsical note from the great American author: "The posted woods on my property inside the city limits of Oxford contain several tame squirrels. Any hunter who considers himself too deficient in woodcraft and marksmanship to face a dangerous wild squirrel, might be able to cope with these. These woods are a part of the pasture used by my horse and milk cow; also, the late arrival will find them already full of other hunters. He is kindly requested not to shoot either of these. William Faulkner" On the back of this note is a Christmas gift list in Faulkner's close hand, recording pints and various quantities of tobacco for Lulie Belle (1 pint, 1 tumbler snuff); Renzy (1 carton cigarettes, 1 tumbler snuff, 1 pint, 2 adults); Alvis (1 carton cigarettes, 1 pint, 6 children, 2 adults); Payne (1 pound tobacco, 1 pint, alone); Mary (1 pint, 2 people), and Andrew (2 pints, 1 tumbler snuff, 1 pound tobacco). The note and list can reasonably be dated to 1956, for in mid-June 1956 President Eisenhower asked Faulkner to head a section intended to improve ties between American writers and international authors; Faulkner was involved with The People-to-People Program through the autumn but was not a writer who had much patience for committees and ended his participation in early 1957. He used a the back of a sheet of letterhead to compose the humorous message to would-be hunters. The list of presents appears to be for members of his staff; "Andrew" is likely Andrew Price, whose wife Chrissie prepared the Christmas dinner (see Blotner, p. 1627); Renzy, one his farm workers and member of the hunting party in 1950 (see below), figures in Blotner's biography as Renzi. With Faulkner's hunting and fishing license from the state of Mississippi for October 1954 through June1955, listing his age as 56, weight 150 height 5' 6", and with the space for occupation left blank. Faulkner was a lifelong sportsman and a keen outdoorsman. When he received news of the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in November 1950, he promptly went off on a hunting trip to Cypress Lake between McCan and Hog Bayou, Mississippi. In 1955, his collection of hunting stories, The Big Woods, was published by Random House.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Tristan et Iseut ? renouvelé d?après les manuscrits de Thomas, des deux Béroul et de la ?Folie Tristan? du Frère Robert, avec Eilhart d?Oberg et Gottfried de Strasbourg par Pierre d?Espezel, a été préfacé par Jean Marx et illustré des bois originaux de Jean Chièze

      Union Latine d?Editions 1956 uno degli 80 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 39) stampati su carta madreperlacea di pregio (?sur japon super nacré?), in 8° gr., pp. (6), X, (2), 292, (6), le pp. sono precedute e seguite da 5 cc. bianche, magnifica leg. edit. in p / pelle di vitello con ill. a secco dentro cornice ai piatti e al ds., tit. in oro al ds., 4 piccole borchie in ottone decorative applicate ad entrambi i piatti negli angoli delle cornici, taglio superiore dorato, bella carta ornamentale alle sguardie, cofanetto in solido cart. decorato con bordi d?ingresso in pelle, 16 stupende tavv. f.t. incise in legno, figura. all?occhiello, grossi capil. animati e final. tutti inc. in xilogr. Magnifica e rara edizione di pregio della nota saga di Tristano e Isotta, qui in ottimo esempl.

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      NY: Macmillan, 1956. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First American edition of the last book in the Narnia Series. Top edge of book lightly soiled, previous owners ink name on front free end paper. Text of book slightly age darkened. Dj flaps lightly foxed with a small bit scotch tape remnant on front flap.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Clipped Dustjacket.

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        Le petit homme d'Arkhangelsk

      Presses de la Cité 1956 - - Presses de la Cité, Paris 1956, 12x18cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire. - [Automatic english translation: ] First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Alfa paper only leading copies.Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      [New York]. 13 March 1956.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25 x 17.5 cm (9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches). Matted. Fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of African American novelist and translator William Denby, taken in the decade following the publication of his first novel. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. KELLNER G333.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell, 1956-58. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Thirteen Poems

      1956. SHAHN, Ben. Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owen. Illustrated with 15 reproductions of drawings and one wood-engraved portrait by Ben Shahn. Folio, bound in original half-morocco and slightly worn cardboard slipcase. Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1956. |~||~||~||~||~| "One of the more ambitious books that this very talented artist has illustrated" (Garvey), and a very early work from Leonard Baskin's Gehenna Press. Baskin contributed the frontispiece which he engraved after Shahn's dawing. This is the first edition of Owen's poems in America, which are justly considered to be the most exquisite, the most musical, and perhaps the most bleak war poetry ever written. One of 400 copies in the original binding and slipcase, which is not always the case. The Artist and the Book 284. Franklin, Gehenna Press 8.

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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 Second World War. Volume One. The Gathering Storm. Volume Two. Their Finest Hour. Volume Three. The Grand Alliance. Volume Four. The Hinge Of Fate, Volume Five. Closing The Ring. Volume Six. Triumph And Tragedy

      The Reprint Society 1956 - NEAR FINE. Set of 6 volumes, mostly near fine with little sign of use. Volumes 1-5 have transparent plastic jackets, some with wear. Slight curl or bumping to corners and spine ends. Slight tanning to top edges. Volume 4 has tanning to endpapers. Volume 6 has no jacket; the cover is not as clean, the top edge is dirty and there is slight tanning. Volumes 1 and 2 have matching bookmarks. Published 1950-1956. With maps. Heavy book - delivery restrictions may apply. 1956. The Reprint Society. Paperback. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 3443g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      . Original-Farblithographie bei Mourlot, Paris, Editions de la Revue Verve, Teriade, Paris, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 131) (Künstlergraphik / Colour Lithograph). Auflage: 6500 unsignierte und unnummerierte Exemplare auf Velin (zusätzlich 75 nummerierte und signierte Exemplare auf Arches Bütten)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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      American International Pictures 1956 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Beverly Garland, Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, dir: Roger Corman; American International. An alien from Venus visits our planet with nefarious intentions, and gets scientist Van Cleef to help in his evil scheme. Wonderful art by Albert Kallis. Poster is folded and entirely unrestored. There is a 1" (2.5 cm.) tear in upper middle blank margin, various marginal pinholes and some scattered wrinkling, VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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      London: Hutchinson. 1956. First English edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy with bright red cloth boards, the contents with no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good original pictorial dustwrapper which is very clean and crisp but with a chip to the bottom of the front panel and a short closed tear to the top (both repaired with archival paper to the reverse). Not price-clipped. Filmed in 1958 by Alfred Hitchcock under the title ?"Vertigo?" starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. 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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      - Original-Farblithographie bei Mourlot, Paris, Éditions de la Revue Verve, Teriade, Paris, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 131) (Künstlergraphik / Colour Lithograph) Auflage: 6500 unsignierte und unnummerierte Exemplare auf Vélin (zusätzlich 75 nummerierte und signierte Exemplare auf Arches Bütten) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        Howl, and Other Poems

      San Francisco, California: City Lights Books, 1956 This is the 28th printing, October, 1976. Signed by the author on the dedication followed by the letters "AH" and a pink/red finger print, presumably the poet's. The title page and copyright page are covered with names and addresses of people from Mexico, Israel, Britain and other countries, neatly printed in blue ink by an unknown hand. The table of contents page has an inscription from poet Peter Orlovsky in his characteristic style, " Happy Sweet wild apple juice to You, Peter Orlovsky". As expected for this volume, the paper covers are scuffed and shelf worn especially at corners. Interior is clean and otherwise unmarked. Binding is solid. The Pocket Poet Series, Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. As issued without dust jacket. Orlovsky was best known as Ginsberg's lover, muse, and companion.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. White edges, corners sharp, covers fine in original first state dust jacket correctly priced 12s 6d. With only light wear to head of spine. Further images on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Seize the Day - SIGNED

      Viking Press, New York, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. jacket with just a bit of soiling, spine a touch faded, wear and a tiny chip at the base of the spine, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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      First edition, one of the numbered copies on vellum work. Signed autograph author Peter Morhange. Light spots on the back, a small trace of angular bend leading the first flat, nice interior state. Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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