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        Howl and other poems.

      San Francisco: The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop,, 1956. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. A few light marks to covers. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba. Uncommon in this condition; one of about 1,500 copies printed.

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        Archaeological Researches in the Edsen-Gol Region, Inner Mongolia. Together with the catalogue prepared by Folke Bergman [2 volumes]

      Stockholm: Statens Etnografisk Museum. Very Good; 9 x 11.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Attractively rebound . in buckram with leather labels to spine.. 1956-1958. Hardcover. Illustrated by XXVI + 40 black and white plates 2 maps 187 figures; Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition. Publication 39, 41. VII. Archaeology, 8-9. ; 5; 386 pp. .

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell., London 1956 - First Editions, First Printings of all four volumes. A beautiful set bound in leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      London and New York J. M. Dent & Sons and E. P. Dutton 1956 - First reprint of the Children's Illustrated Classics edition. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges with 4 finely produced plates in colour and fourteen black and white drawings within the text. 8vo, very finely bound in full forest green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, the spine with tall raised bands blind ruled, two compartments with gilt lettering, fine marbled endpapers and a.e.g. viii, 388 pp. A very fine copy of this very attractive printing, the binding very handsome and beautifully preserved. CHOICELY BOUND, and the great classic of American literature is nicely brought even more to life by Greenaway Medal winning C. Walter Hodges' illustrations. Though English, Hodges had no trouble capturing the uniquely American characters and settings. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with TOM SAWYER, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - 1956, First Edition. Hardcover, black cloth with diamond design and titles in silver. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine cocked; light foxing to the top edge of the text-block; light foxing to the front fly leaf, half-title and title page as well; clean text; bright silver titles. The DJ with shallow chipping to the spine ends and corners; rear panel and flaps spotted; original price present; front panel image complete and attractive. The 4th Bond novel. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Framed Display! On the eve of the Space Race, Chuck Jones draws Bugs Bunny in a specially made space helmet and spacesuit, holding a ray gun in his hand - and a carrot in his mouth!

      n.p., 1956. 14.25" x 16.75". "Original Drawing Signed ""Drawn for Roddy Johnson - / From Bugs Bunny / and / Chuck Jones - 1956-"" in dark pencil. Color, 4"" x 9.5"" image, overall 9"" x 11.5"". Double-matted and framed under glass to 14.25"" x 16.75""."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Derrière le miroir : Dix ans d'édition. 1946-1956.

      - Maeght (impr. Draeger), 1956. In-folio, 75-(3) pp., broché., couverture à rabats (déchirure sur 1 cm en pied des pages). Exemplaire complet des eaux-fortes et lithographies originales. * Table des matières : 1) Gravures, eaux-fortes et lithographies originales; 2) Estampes à tirage limité ; 3) Grandes éditions originales illustrées ; 4) Collection "Pierre à feu" ; 5) Derrière le miroir ; 6) Affiches. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Pincher Martin

      Faber & Faber, London 1956 - First UK edition, first printing. Both book and jacket are in "as new" condition without price clip (Original Price:15s), inscriptions, creasing or tears. Book bound in original red cloth in stylish Anthony Gross dustwrapper with scarce Book Society wraparound band. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1956 - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1956. Early Printings of Fellowship and Two Towers. First Edition / First Printing of The Return of the King. Dated 1956 on the title page. Printed in Great Britain on the verso and books by Tolkien. Fellowship and Two Towers undated with printed in Great Britain. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering. Illustrated fold out maps the rear. Book Condition: Very Good, clean pages, light shelf wear. Mild age toning, spines mildly rolled. The scarce dust jackets are not present. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PONDER HEART A NEW COMEDY.ADAPTED FROM THE STORY BY EUDORA WELTY.

      New York: Random House, [1956]. - Boards, pictorial onlay. Photographic frontis and title. A fine copy in dust jacket, the latter with just a trace of minor dust-soiling. First edition of this dramatic adaptation of Welty's novella. Inscribed and signed by Welty on the free endsheet. POLK M1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked throughout with clean white edges. Covers fine, corners sharp, in original near fine first state dust jacket with remarkably white back cover. Not price clipped. An excellent copy. Further images on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a collector-worthy jacketed British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The British first edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This first printing set is superior to most we see, featuring near fine volumes in near fine dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight. The only exterior flaws we note are two bumps – to the Volume III lower rear corner and the Volume IV upper rear hinge. The contents are beautifully bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color with only a touch of the usual fading. The fore edges remain bright as well, with just a little soiling, but entirely free of spotting and unusually clean nonetheless. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses or tears and retaining the original front flap prices. Spine presentation is excellent, with only barely noticeable color shift between the jacket spines and faces. Fractional wear at a few spine ends and tiny blemishes to the upper Volume IV spine are the only minor flaws worth reporting. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House 1956 - First edition, first printing with all issue points present as per Younger and Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear, mainly at corners and spine ends, light lean to spine, with toning at edges. Pages show moderate reading wear. The dust jacket shows fading to spine and edges, light creasing and edge wear and light soiling. A lovely first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Barbarous Coast

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 - First Edition of Ross Macdonald's " The Barbarous Coast" MACDONALD, Ross. The Barbarous Coast. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Octavo. 248 pp. Original orange and white patterned paper over boards, price-clipped dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine and rear panel of jacket, else fine. A condensed version of this novel appeared in Cosmopolitan under the title of The Dying Animal. HBS 67409. $1,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        KITTY HAWK

      New York: Spiral Press, 1956. 1st edition, original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). Published as Frost's Christmas greeting for 1956, with a new poem by Frost and woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. (Crane B28.) The present copy bears the author's (Robert Frost) personal imprint. Additionally, Frost has signed his name in full along the bottom of the title page using fountain pen ink. Frost generally did not sign his Christmas cards, but would occasionally initial "R.F." to personalize. It is very scarce to see his name signed in full as it appears on the present offering. Minimal sunning, else in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A History Of The English Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1956. Fine. London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1956. Four volumes. Tall octavo. A splendid First Edition of Winston S. Churchill of his great last works A History Of The English Speaking Peoples. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most collected works with the tall red cloth covers and the illustrated paper dust jacket with a vivid colorful unfaded spine. Each of the four volumes signed to the title pages by Winston S Churchill. Housed in a slipcase cover, some minor wearing to corners. A handsome First British Edition.

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        Maurice Utrillo V EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Joseph Foret, 1956. Fine. Joseph Foret, Paris 1956, (34x42 cm), en feuilles. - Orginale Edition only 197 copies, numbered on vellum ours Marais. Book illustrated by Maurice Utrillo, broken down as follows: 11 lithographs including 8 in color, unfinished 1, 2 sepia including that forms the title page and 1 black; and 2 lithographs of Suzanne Valadon, mother, Lucie Valore and his wife, according to a pastel. Beautiful and rare exemplary. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition orginale à seulement 197 exemplaires, le nôtre numéroté sur vélin du Marais. Ouvrage illustré par Maurice Utrillo, décomposé comme suit : 11 lithographies dont 8 en couleur, 1 inachevée, 2 en sépia dont celle formant la page de titre et 1 en noir ; et 2 lithographies de Suzanne Valadon, sa mère, et de Lucie Valore, sa femme, d'après un pastel. Bel et rare exemplaire.

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        DOUBLE STAR.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Heinlein on the title page. When the real man is kidnapped, a good-for-nothing actor impersonates the leader of the one of the solar system's political parties. Gradually he grows into role, gaining in moral stature as he does so. The background of Mars and other planets is well described." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 105. "Heinlein's lifelong concern for citizen involvement in politics, shorn of his usual meritocratic elitism, is shown to good advantage." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-508. "Heinlein's most enjoyable novel ." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, p. 267. Winner of the 1956 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 508. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 587-90. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips. A nice copy overall. This book is rarely found inscribed or signed by Heinlein. (#140132) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition. first issue in an original first issue jacket. the jacket could well be considered poor. although not price clipped there are small chips and tears affecting the spine ends and there are tape residue marks beneath. there is a small hole in the front panel and the jacket is worn and marked. the book has no inscription. there is a tiny nick on the front end page of about 2mm. some age related marks. the binding is excellent.

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        Situationen. Essays

      Rowohlt 1956 - - Rowohlt, Hamburg (Hambourg) 1956, 12,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction allemande. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à Michelle [Vian] sur la page de garde. Exemplaire bien complet de sa jaquette qui comporte un petit manque en pied. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the German translation. Precious autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to Michelle [Vian] on the cover page. Although full copy of his jacket that has a little lack in foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        In the Winter of Cities

      New Directions, New York 1956 - Limited edition copy #33 out of 100 signed copies. Signed twice by Williams, once to the ffep and once to the colophon page. Attractive bookplate to front pastedown, and glue darkening at endpages. Small dark stain at gutter of back panel. Publisher's slipcase has edgewear and toning. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les plans de Paris 1956-1922

      Editions de Minuit, Paris 1956 - Un volume in-4 oblong (24 cm x 30 cm), 192 pp. Reliure 1/2 toile de l'éditeur, plats cartonnés et illustrés. Rédigé par Le Corbusier à partir de documents, dessins et photographies illustrant sa vision de Paris comme il 'a présente dès la dédicace de l'ouvrage. " Cette méditation sur Paris est dédiée à l'entreprise française puisque celle-ci est à pied d'oeuvre : les gens de la terrase, du ciment, de l'acier, etc.contingent humain, techniques et potentiel et discipline possible. Et non pas à quelques personnalités de la politique, parce que les personnalités appartiennet au monde de l 'instable". Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle

      Published by Bodley Head, London: 1956. 1st edition of the 7th book from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. This hardcover with its original boards is in Near Fine condition, with some slight fading to the spine and a gift inscription 'Y. B. Miines Easter 1956'. The dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition, with just a small crease down the spine.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Wonderful Signed Photograph, full length, 4to, n.p., n.d., possibly 1960, signed in full and with brief note in Spanish

      Hemingway in slacks and jacket holding a newspaper signs, "Ernest Hemingway," on the clear background in upper left portion of the image and below writes, "Viejo en este Plaza," (Old in this square.) The stamp of the German photographer who took the photograph shows on verso, "Hans Luisdorlf, Koln" Hemingway traveled to Europe in 1956 and 1960, going to Spain on each trip. His age suggests this photo was taken on his last trip in 1960.

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        La chute

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de vingt-sixième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à Guy Lévis-Mano. Papier jauni comme généralement. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on paper current, false mention of twenty-sixth edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus Guy Lévis Mano. Yellowed paper as generally. Complete copy of his please insert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BOTANICAL EXTRACTS, OR, PHILOSOPHY OF BOTANY

      1956. Fine. THORNTON, ROBERT JOHN. BOTANICAL EXTRACTS, OR, PHILOSOPHY OF BOTANY. London, printed by Bensley for White, Johnson & Co., Longman & Co., 1810. et alii. Four folio volumes, 19x13.5 inches. Pp.Xii,1-308 plus[5]ff. plates; pp. 309-625 plus [2]ff. plates; pp. [3-8] plus [106]ff. plates; [95]ff. plates. A thorough and entertaining discussion on how to grow plants and how they are classified, with chapters on atmosphere, light, the uses of electricity in growing plants (with reference to Benjamin Franklin) and with descriptions of experiments. Containing over 200 plates, most of them botanical, but also charts and engraved explanations of "The Sexual System of Plants," double-page scenes of tea-growing in China and volcanic eruptions, 27ff. of portraits of renowned botanists in elaborate pictorial frames, two allegorical frontispieces, and five mezzotints of religious paintings. The plate volumes were issued separately in the same year, and an advertisement for them appears at the end of Volume II. Unlike Thornton's "The Temple of Flora," this work contains no color plates. However the quality of the plates is very high, drawing from the work of over 25 artists, including Reinagle, Ramsay, Raeburn and Opie, and executed by over twenty engravers, including Bartolozzi, Caroline Watson, Landseer, and Ward. A monumental work, encapsulating all that was known on the subject at the time. Occasional light spotting to pages and faint foxing to margins of plates, not affecting printed area; two double plates have small tears along the hinge. On the whole internally fine. Bound in full calf, gilt. A.e.g. Light wear to extremities; four boards detached. (Nissen 1956; see Pritzel 9235-9242.)

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, inscribed and dated in three volumes from Winston Churchill to his close friend and indispensable wartime Chief of Staff, General Lord Hastings Lionel "Pug" Ismay

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. ?"We became hand in glove and much more…?" (Churchill, The Gathering Storm) Winston Churchill said this of his close friend and indispensable wartime Chief of Staff, General Lord Hastings Lionel ?"Pug?" Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887-1965). This full, first edition, first printing set of Churchill?'s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is intimately inscribed and dated in three volumes using Ismay?'s nickname and Churchill?'s first name. Volume II is inscribed in five lines in black ink: ?"To | Pug | from | Winston | November 1956?". Volume III is inscribed in four lines in blue ink: ?"Pug | from | Winston | October 1957?". Volume IV is inscribed in five lines in black ink: ?"To | Pug | from | Winston | April 1958?". When Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940, he also assumed the appointment of Minister of Defence. Ismay served as Churchill?'s Chief of Staff in that capacity, and in other roles, including Deputy Secretary to the War Cabinet, for Churchill?'s entire wartime premiership. Ismay described his role thus: ?"I did not have a finger in every pie, but it was my duty to know about all the pies that were being cooked and how they were getting on.?" (Ismay, Memoirs, p.168) Ismay's position was unique, both in the confidence he enjoyed and the scope of his service. ?"Hundreds of Churchill's famous minutes and the replies to them were personally handled by Ismay, who commanded the prime minister's absolute trust. He was the essential link with the chiefs of staff... Difficult allies respected him as much as did difficult colleagues.?" Ismay was ?"Shrewd, resilient, accessible, emollient in diplomacy but of an unbreachable integrity.?" (ODNB) Ismay was promoted Lieutenant-General in 1942 and General in 1944, and made Baron in 1947. When Churchill?'s second premiership began in October 1951, Ismay was first appointed Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and, swiftly thereafter, Secretary-General of NATO, a post he held until his retirement in 1957. When Churchill inscribed these books to Ismay, both men were entering their twilight, both adding final words to a lifetime of deeds. Two years after Churchill inscribed his final volume of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to ?"Pug,?" Ismay?'s own Memoirs were published, opening with a Tribute from Churchill ?"to the signal services which Lord Ismay has rendered to our country, and to the free world, in peace and war." Churchill was the guest of honor at a London dinner to celebrate the publication of Ismay?'s Memoirs. (Gilbert, VIII, p.1315) Both men died in 1965. The first draft of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. This inscribed set features very good volumes in very good dust jackets. The red cloth bindings remain square and tight, with bumps to the lower corners and spine head of Volume II and some very minor scuffing throughout the set. The contents remain bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks other than Churchill?'s inscriptions. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the red stained top edges, which are sunned to pink. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses and the original front flap prices intact. We note light wear to extremities, a little soiling to a few of the rear faces, and minor, uniform toning of the jacket spines. The dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        The Silver Sword

      London: Jonathan Cape. Very Good/Very Good. 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. 8" x 5.25" Octavo (printer's signatures each eight leaves). Tan, cloth-covered boards; illustrated by coloured frontispiece and line drawings throughout. No inscriptions. Minor wear only, foxing on the endpapers, common to this book. The unclipped dust jacket has minor wear at the extrremities, protected by a clear, removable jacket. Fact-based story about a family torn apart by war following the German invasion of Poland in 1939. This book has been the subject of two BBC television programmes in the 1950's and 70's and radio programmes in 2011. Scarce with the dust jacket. Weysprings Books is a professional member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Varese").

      New York, 2. XII. 1956. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Luftpostbrief). An den französischen Musikkritiker Jean Roy mit der Mitteilung, seine Adresse Mlle. Vivier [d. i. seine Biographin Odile Vivier] gegeben zu haben: "J'ai envoyé -à sa demande - votre adresse à Mlle Vivier qui [?] à vous remercier pour l'avoir fait figurer sur la pochette - Qui est Silva? [.]".

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        I LUNGHI FUCILI Ricordi della guerra di Russia.

      Torino, Einaudi, 1956. In-8, brossura, pp. 147. Pagine leggermente ingiallite per la qualità della carta, peraltro in buono stato (good copy).

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        Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860

      London: Curwen Press, 1956. First . Hardcover. VG+-Near Fine/VG+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 volumes. The World, Europe, Africa and Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America. Toal of 675 pp, ill. The many lovely plates still with their original tissue guards. Light bumping of corners on vol 1. Light soiling on the beige jackets and light wear but overall a really solid vg+ set.

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        [Typescript Partial Manuscript]: Arthur [published as "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights"]

      No date. Carbon typescript, incomplete; pp. 102-260; double-spaced; two holes punched on margins; creasing to corners and general toning to first several pages; final page (containing only two lines) torn, affecting text else near fine.Steinbeck began writing The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights in 1956, adapting the story from the Winchester text of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. The manuscript was unfinished at the time of his death, ending with the death of chivalry in Lancelot, and a version edited by Chase Horton was not published until 1976. The manuscript reflects modest grammatical typed corrections. According to Laura F. Hodges in the Steinbeck Quarterly, "Steinbeck took a "living approach" to the retelling of Malory's work by using the original structure and chapter titles, but he explored the psychological underpinning of the events and and tuned the use of language [to be] accessible to a Modern English speaker." Drafts of the Arthur manuscript are recorded at the Center for Steinbeck Studies in San Jose (typescript, described as "first draft"), the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas (carbon typescript, 546 pages), and the Morgan Library (typescript, incomplete).A unique, unfinished work from the Noble Laureate and great American novelist. .

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        From One China to the Other

      New York: Universe Books, 1956. Edges of the boards lightly toned, else fine in a better than very good jacket, with a few small nicks, especially at the bottom of the front panel and flap. Copies in truly fine jackets are rare.. First Edition. Quarto. Text by Han Suyin. 144 black and white plates shot while Cartier-Bresson lived in China from 1948-1949. An early and uncommon book by one the great masters of 20th century photography, published only a year after The Europeans.

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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions.

      Lancaster, American Institute of Physics, 1956. Lex8vo. Volume 104, October 1, No. 1, 1956 of "The Physical Review", Second Series. Entire volume offered. In the original printed blue wrappers. Minor bumpings to extremities and two small tears to bottom and right side of front wrapper. Otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 254-58. [Entire issue: (2), 272 pp.].. First printing of Yang and Lee's seminal and topic-creating paper which proved that parity is not conserved in weak interactions. "The discovery of parity nonconservation contributed to a general change in the intellectual climate of fundamental physics, leading to a tendency to question the absolute validity of other conservation laws as well." (Kragh, Quantum Generations, pp. 318-9). Before 1956, the general belief was that parity conservation is never violated in nature, a firm paradigm that was not challenged until the publication of the present paper. Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee were awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles". Lee is the youngest Nobel laureate after WWII. It had earlier been suggested that parity might not be conserved but noone had been able to put forth compelling evidence. A careful review by Lee and Yang went further, showing that while parity conservation had been verified in decays by the strong or electromagnetic interactions, it was untested in the weak interaction. They proposed several possible direct experimental tests.When Lee and Yang's paper appeared in 1956, physicists were not immediately swept away by their ground breaking conclusions. The physicist Freeman Dyson wrote of his reaction to the paper: "A copy of it was sent to me and I read it. I read it twice. I said, `This is very interesting,' or words to that effect. But I had not the imagination to say, `By golly, if this is true it opens up a whole new branch of physics.' And I think other physicists, with very few exceptions, at that time were as unimaginative as I." Wolfgang Pauli wrote to Weisskopf after reading the paper: "Now after the first shock is over, I begin to collect myself. Yes, it was very dramatic. I am shocked not so much by the fact that the Lord prefers the left hand as by the fact that He still appears to be left-right symmetric when he expresses Himself strongly." (Kragh, Quantum Generations, pp. 319).The presented theory paved the way for a reconsideration of physical theories and led to new, far-reaching discoveries regarding the nature of matter and the universe. The removal of the restrictions imposed by parity law brought order to the theoretical chaos that existed with regard to subatomic particles elementary particles seen in cosmic rays and particle accelerator experiments were understood to be manifestations of the strong and weak nuclear interactions. Eventually the better understanding of their characteristics has led to a more unified theory of the fundamental universal forces of nature

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        Typed Contract Signed with Twentieth-Century Fox, a one-year contract covering the period of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956)

      Los Angeles 1956 - 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Mansfield Signs and Makes THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT. This is Mansfield's first Hollywood contract, coming on the heels of her appearance in 1955 as "Playmate of the Month" for February, 1955, and her portrayal of Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? in 1956, for which she received a Theatre World Award. Signed on May 2, 1956, the terms of the one-year contract began on September 17, 1956, in time to allow Mansfield to star as the blonde bombshell Jerri Jordan rock 'n roll classic, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, released at the end of the year, featuring musical appearances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, et. al. The studio offered her $1,250 per week for the year, with a multi-year options for renewal. The film, a box-office success, was one of the first to feature black artists, and is now a cult classic. Two holes punched at left margin. Fine 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La chute EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - first edition on paper current, false mention of twenty-sixth edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus Guy Lévis Mano. Yellowed paper as generally. Complete copy of his please insert. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de vingt-sixième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à Guy Lévis-Mano. Papier jauni comme généralement. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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        [Typescript Partial Manuscript]: Arthur [published as "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights"]

      No date. Carbon typescript, incomplete; pp. 102-260; double-spaced; two holes punched on margins; creasing to corners and general toning to first several pages; final page (containing only two lines) torn, affecting text else near fine.Steinbeck began writing The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights in 1956, adapting the story from the Winchester text of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. The manuscript was unfinished at the time of his death, ending with the death of chivalry in Lancelot, and a version edited by Chase Horton was not published until 1976. The manuscript reflects modest grammatical typed corrections. According to Laura F. Hodges in the Steinbeck Quarterly, "Steinbeck took a "living approach" to the retelling of Malory's work by using the original structure and chapter titles, but he explored the psychological underpinning of the events and and tuned the use of language [to be] accessible to a Modern English speaker." Drafts of the Arthur manuscript are recorded at the Center for Steinbeck Studies in San Jose (typescript, described as "first draft"), the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas (carbon typescript, 546 pages), and the Morgan Library (typescript, incomplete).A unique, unfinished work from the Noble Laureate and great American novelist. .

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        The Girl Can't Help It

      20th Century Fox 1956 - This is an Original Theatrical Release 27" x 41" Movie Poster of the film The Girl Can't Help It starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmond O'Brien. While intended as a vehicle to spotlight Mansfield's Sex Symbol status, the film also contains an absolutely killer Rock and Roll score with live performances. This movie was credited by Lennon and McCartney as being a significant inspiration in the creation of The Beatles. Poster is in VG to Fine Condition, is linen backed and has been professionally archive mounted in a dual accent frame with museum glass. The stated price includes domestic shipping with insurance included. However, local pick up will result in a discounted price. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        4 typed letters signed.

      Frankfurt a. M. - Large 4to. Altogether (1+1+1¼+1½=) 4¾ pp. on 4 ff. With 1 typed envelope. Comprehensive letters to Martin Lutschewitz, on Adorno's severe discussion with representatives of the 1950ies youth movement. Adorno was accused then of being too unfamiliar with the musical youth to have the right to judge about it. "Perhaps the current situation made your letter so especially meaningful to me since my debate with the so-called musical movement and the endlessly unfair behaviour of such people as Twittenhoff, Borries, and Wiora (as opposed to Doflein, with whom I carry on a constant and fruitful correspondence) has forced me into extremely pointed wording. The discussion is about a fairly large piece, 'Critique of the Musician', which will be broadcast in the Stuttgart evening program on May 25 and again on June 1 [.]" (12. V. 1956; translated). - Each on headed paper; published in: s. b. - Full english transcript available on request. Sigrid Abel-Struth: "Zur 'Dissonanzen'-Diskussion". In: Musica. Heft III, 1986. S. 217-221. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Two printed and holograph documents being two chess score sheets, Dec. 20, 1958 and Nov. 22-25, 1956

      Score sheet, 1956, is 8vo, is filled out by Fischer including his last name, ends in a "DRAW." The 1958 score sheet, 4to, also filled out by Fischer but match information above the scoring section is written in another hand. The 1958 score card notes that the chess match was for round 3 of the US Championship, which Fischer won to become the youngest American chess Grand Master.

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        Winter in Majorca. With José Quadrado's "Refutation of George Sand". Translated and annotated by Robert Graves

      Valldemosa, Mallorca, 1956. 4to.; XII-200 pp. Cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Nobleza, Hidalguía, Profesiones y Oficios en la Montaña, según los Padrones del Catastro del Marqués de la Ensenada. Tomo II: Lamasón - Ríonansa

      Santander, CSIC - Centro de Estudios Montañeses, 1956 ["Fuentes Documentales para la Historia de la Provincia. Serie Documentos"]. 4to. mayor; XV pp., 1016 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales.

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        Typed Contract Signed with Twentieth-Century Fox, a one-year contract covering the period of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956)

      Los Angeles, 1956. 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Two holes punched at left margin. Fine. 17pp., with a 6pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (through October, 1960). 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Mansfield Signs and Makes THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT. This is Mansfield's first Hollywood contract, coming on the heels of her appearance in 1955 as "Playmate of the Month" for February, 1955, and her portrayal of Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? in 1956, for which she received a Theatre World Award. Signed on May 2, 1956, the terms of the one-year contract began on September 17, 1956, in time to allow Mansfield to star as the blonde bombshell Jerri Jordan rock 'n roll classic, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, released at the end of the year, featuring musical appearances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, et. al. The studio offered her $1,250 per week for the year, with a multi-year options for renewal. The film, a box-office success, was one of the first to feature black artists, and is now a cult classic.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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