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        Eighd. vierzeilige Widmung, dat. Salzburg 1-9-1956 auf s/w Porträtfotographie. [ca. 20,4 x 25,8 cm].

      [Salzburg, -, 1956?]. . Gewidmet wurde das Foto dem ehemaligen Archivleiter der Salzburger Festspiele.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Woodcuts of New China

      Peking.: Foreign Languages Press.. 1956.. 32 of 40 woodcuts in folder with contents sheet and Introduction, 14 x 10 1/2 inches(36x26cm), cloth ties. Woodcuts are in very good condition; wear to folder, tears to sheets that hold the woodcuts in the folder. MISSING 8 PRINTS. The introduction notes that "Modern Chinese wood cutting and wood engraving is the child of the Chinese revolution. It began in 1929 and flourished with the encouragement and guidance of the grat writer Lu Hsun. Because the overwhelming majority of wood engravers were young and progressive, their art from the very beginning became an effective weaponin the cultrual armoury that served the Chinese working class." The missing woodcuts are Lilies (Li Chun); Peking (Ku Yuan); "If at first you don't succeed...." (Chu Ming-Kang); Irises (Li Ping-Fan); Making Paper-cuts (Chang Chien-Wen); Illustration to Feng Hsueh-Feng's Fables" (Huang Yung-Yu); Kapok Trees in Blossom (Yang Na-Wei); Tibetan People Listening in to Peking (Liu Kuang). .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Verve 33 34 Illustration for the Bible Marc Chagall

      Harcourt Brace, New York, 1956. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Chagall, Marc (illustrator). First American Edition. Textes par Jean Wahl et Meyer Schapiro.Marc Chagall specially composed for this edition, 16 original color lithographs, and 12 black-and-white lithographs on versos, the cover and the title page. The book also reproducing in heliogravure, the 105 Etchings made by Chagall for the portfolio La Bible.No dust jacket, cover and spine with minor worn, small chip in the front right corner of the hard cover. Inside all the lithographs and prints are in very good condition, clean, no creases or discoloration, as well all the text pages. The book is complete and in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Scott Fitzgerald at La Paix

      Cambridge: Department of the Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1956. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. 17, (1)pp. Faint wear, near fine in original mailing envelope, with Turnbull's signature in the return address. Inscribed by Turnbull: "Enjoyed our talk and hope we meet again sometime. A.T." Very scarce pamphlet. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1956 - 277 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm]. 1/4 black and tan boards with red and gold printing on spine; tight, square, and clean, with only a bit of wear at edges and corners of the boards. The dust jacket has two small losses at the head of the spine near the folds, rubbing/creasing/nicking along edges and folds, and dampstaining to rear panel. Overall still bright and solid. Housed in a custom made slip case. Second published work from the literary icon; the story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society. The character of Jack Burns turns up in the later Abbey novels "The Monkey Wrench Gang," "Good News," and "Hayduke Lives!" This book was the basis for the film "Lonely Are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES Comprising: The Birth of Britain, The New World, The Age of Revolution and The Great Democracies

      London: Cassell and Company. 1956-1958. First edition, first printing. Four volumes. Beautiful mid-twentieth century binding of half crimson morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of London. Five raised bands to the spine, the titles in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Both panels of the original dustwrapper bound in at the rear of each volume. Bookplate of Peter Combe (former press officer at the Savoy Hotel) to the front pastedowns. A fine set. 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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        French Leave.

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1956 - Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in black, With the dust jacket. Tiny nicks to tips, front hinge just cracked at the surface but all holding fine, an excellent copy in the dust jacket with a few very minor marks to rear panel, tiny nicks to corners and a very few small closed tears to edges. First edition (preceding the US edition of 1959), first impression. "Pure Vintage Wodehouse", featuring the charming but penniless Marquis de Maufringneuse, a gentleman of expensive tastes and no money to indulge them, who sets out to revitalise the family's finances. A very nice copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      London: Chatto & Windus 1956, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 316pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original brown cloth in illustrated dust jacket. Cloth, dust jacket and text block are all in amazing condition adding to scarcity of this title. Some faint offsetting to halftitle from something previously stored in book (likely a newspaper clipping. Iris Murdoch's 2nd book (only preceded by Under the Net, 1954).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Journal. Memoires de la vie litteraire. 1851-1896.

      Monaco, Imprimerie Natinale, 1956.. 22 Bände. 20,5 x 16 cm. Dekorative blaue Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und eingebundenen Original-Broschuren.. Eins von 5000 (GA 5700) nummerierten auf "velin de renage" gedruckten Exemplaren. Exlibris, unbeschnitten. - Rücken aufgehellt und teilweise minimal fleckig, sonst in makellosem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Saucers - June 1956. UFO

      Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1956 Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1956. First Edition of the June, 1956 issue, Vol. IV, No. 2. Printed stapled wraps, octavo, 16 pp.; slightly aged-toned; short, light pencil notation top of page two, else Fine. An extraordinarily scarce piece of UFOlogy history, an early issue of Max Miller's publication. 'Saucers' was an early, intelligent treatment of a topic which was treated in a dizzying variety of ways in those early years. This issue features a couple of unexplained UFO photos, a lengthy J. Allen Hynek article entitled "Unusual Aerial Phenomena", Brian Warner's "Flashing Lunar Mountain", an early transient lunar phenomena report, Miller's "Report On UFO/USAF Transport 'Collision' ", also "UFOs and The Planet Mars", and "UFO News", bulletin-style coverage of recent sightings from various locales. Outstanding condition. L103

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Derrière le miroir. Numéro special (92-93): 10 ans d'edition. 1946-1956.

      Maeght, Paris 1956 - Folio. Mit 6 Orig.-Graphiken (inkl. Umschlag) sowie zahlr. Abb. 75 S., 1 Bl. OBrosch. m. farb. Deckelillustr. u. Orig.-Transparentumschlag. Orig.-Graphiken von Miró (1 doppelbattgr. farb. Lithogr. u. 1 Radierung), Giacometti (Radierung), Bazaine (Lithographie), Ubac (Holzschn. auf d. Umschlag) u. Chagall (doppelblattgr. Farblithogr.) - Transparentumschlag gebräunt u. m. Randläsuren, sonst von bester Erhaltung. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Derriere le miroir. Numero special (92-93): 10 ans d'edition. 1946-1956.

      Paris, Maeght, 1956,. Folio. Mit 6 Orig.-Graphiken (inkl. Umschlag) sowie zahlr. Abb. 75 S., 1 Bl. OBrosch. m. farb. Deckelillustr. u. Orig.-Transparentumschlag.. Orig.-Graphiken von Miro (1 doppelbattgr. farb. Lithogr. u. 1 Radierung), Giacometti (Radierung), Bazaine (Lithographie), Ubac (Holzschn. auf d. Umschlag) u. Chagall (doppelblattgr. Farblithogr.) - Transparentumschlag gebräunt u. m. Randläsuren, sonst von bester Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        THE CASE OF THE DEMURE DEFENDANT

      New York: William Morrow and Company,. 1956. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, save for an old vertical crease at. the center of the spine panel. A pretty copy. (#118234). First edition. The 50th Perry Mason mystery. Signed by Gardner.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE BARBAROUS COAST

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1956 - Octavo, boards. The first book to use the Ross Macdonald pseudonym, dropping the John (as John Ross Macdonald), to put some distance with John D. Macdonald. The novel is set around a corrupt movie studio, giving Macdonald a chance to skewer the Hollywood crowd. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678. Some light traces of black residue along the edges from and old style asphaltic dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing corners and a couple of light scratches to front panel. (15538) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A CHRISTMAS MEMORY (Signed & Limited)

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition; Signed & Limited. Hard Cover. Fine binding/Fine dust jacket. Signed by Capote. A Fine copy, still with publisher?'s acetate wrapper. Slipcase with pictorial label retains the limitation number, #540 of 600 copies. Signed by Capote. The story first appeared in Mademoiselle; this limited and signed edition precedes the First Trade Edition. The story was later included in Breakfast at Tiffany?'s.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        les Reliures Mosaiquées du XVIIIe siècle

      Société de la reliure originale 1956 - Un volume In 4 broché sous étui en bon état (125 pages + 44 planches, la première planche se situe avant la page de garde, exemplaire numéroté 102, légères marques de plissure sur le dos, bel exemplaire). Envoi soigné. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Thot]
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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball

      New York: A.S. Barnes and Company. (1956). Revised edition. Lightly worn, top edge stained, very good without dustwrapper. Ownership signature of sportswriter and columnist David R. Condon of the Chicago Tribune. Condon has had this copy Signed by 25 major league baseball players including nine Hall of Famers: Casey Stengel, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Cochrane, Luke Appling, Edd Roush, Ted Lyons, Ray "Cracker" Schalk, Ed Walsh and Red Faber. Other players who have signed by their entries in the Encyclopedia are Walker Cooper, Emil Verban, Eddie Lopat, Rip Collins, Johnny Rigney, Jimmy Archer, Donie Bush, Bob Coleman, John Cooney, Lou Fiene, Snipe Hansen, Hub Hart, Tony Piet, Charlie Silvera, Eddie Stack and Milkman Jim Turner. A nice accumulation of signatures before collecting baseball autographs became an industry. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House 1956 - A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with almost no fading to the spine, which is unusual for this title. Price 250/250 on front flap of jacket and list of only 12 titles on back panel. First printing according to the Younger Guide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        THE SECRET SEVEN: Well Done, On The Trail, Go Ahead, Win Through, Three Cheers, Mystery, Puzzle For, Fireworks, Good Old, Shock For The, Look Out and Fun For The Secret Seven

      Leicester: Brockhampton Press. 1956 - 1963. ENID BLYTON?'S COPIES. Publisher?'s original presentation bindings of gilt decorated vellum. Some with red morocco labels. Four are early printings from 1956, the remaining eight are first printings between 1956 and 1963. The condition is generally very good, the bindings are square and tight but with some foxing to the edges. The contents of each volume are entirely complete, a little spotted here and there but without inscriptions or stamps. Label lacking from the spine of good Old Secret Seven. Volumes not present are the first two The Secret Seven, Secret Seven Adventure and the sixth good Work, Secret Seven. These appear never to have been in the possession of the author?'s daughter as they are also missing from the shelves seen in photographs of the collection from Gillian?'s home. An outstanding opportunity to acquire the author?'s own copies. Provenance: Gillian Baverstock, Enid Blyton?'s daughter.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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. Paperback. 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. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 3443g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

      [Bookseller: Booksort]
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        Titulos del Reino Concedidos por los Monarcas Carlistas

      Madrid - Ediciones Hidalguia, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rather nicely bound Spanish work on the the titles granted by the Carlist monarchs. The Carlists were the traditional wing of the Spanish society of the time, encompassing the so-called apostolic traditionalists and, especially, anti-liberal reactionaries. Featuring over 90 engraved shields. Text in the original Spanish. Scarce. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, smart with some small scuffs and marks to boards and light wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sweet was the song the Virgin sung.

      Museum of Modern Art, New York 1956 - Edition limited to 275 copies drawn and lettered by Ben Shahn, printed on Italian hand-made paper by Edward E. Katz; oblong 32mo (3" x 5"), pp. [32]; musical notation and illustrations throughout by the artist; handsewn in original sheepskin; this is copy 130 numbered and signed by Shahn; contained in the original gold foil box with thong closure; box a little worn, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Forbidden Planet

      Farrar Strauss 1956 - First Printing ("First Printing, 1956" stated on the copyright page) fine in a near fine dust jacket with original price of $3.00 still on front flap, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        FORBIDDEN PLANET [A NOVEL]

      Farrar Straus and Cudahy [1956], 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket, First EditionFirst edition. A science fictional reworking of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Locke [A Spectrum of Fantasy, page 208 "The novelisation of a celebrated science fiction film in which the crew of a spacecraft combats a powerful alien menace originating from the underground remnants of a dead supercivilisation...as far as I am concerned, this book is one of the two or three most important post-war science fiction film novelisations, and is very scarce indeed"]. Tuck [The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, page 413 "Novelisation of the screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the story by Irving Block and Allen Adler. Space patrolmen land on a planet and find survivors of a previous expedition and the strange and wonderful world of an extinct super-race. An invisible monster creates terror until the reason for it is discovered. Film: MGM, 1956, directed by Fred Wilcox, produced bym Nicholas Nayfack, starring Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis"...(and Leslie Nielsen and Warren Stevens)..."Noteworthy for special effects, including Robby the Robot..."]. Reginald 13801. 184 pages. Near Fine copy with minor edge staining in very attractive Near Fine Dust Wrapper [1/16" x 3/16" area damaged near the lower left corner of front panel]. An attractive copy of a scarce title in Dust Wrapper.

      [Bookseller: biblioboy.com]
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        The Loving Shepherdess

      Random House, New York 1956 - Jean Kellogg. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter bound black cloth and cream paper boards with gilt lettering on spine. Boards stained, paper bubbling. Extremities slightly rubbed. Slip case rubbed and stained. #89/115 Copies Signed by the Author and Etcher. Designed by Merle Armitage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        DOUBLE STAR

      Doubleday & Company Inc, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair in Very Good dust jacket, Later PrintingUnstated later [but nonetheless very early, most likely the second] printing of the first edition. [NB: except for the lack of a first edition statement on the copyright page, this later printing appears indistinguishable from the first printing. The Dust Wrapper of this printing is indistinguishable from that of the first printing]. Hugo Award winner. Black boards with white spine lettering/decoration, 186 pages. Otherwise VG+/Near Fine copy [slight spine cocking] that is faintly musty, with some spotty discoloration to the boards, a 2.5" area of heavy damage to the rear paste-down, scattered light damage to the rear free endpaper, and has SEP 27 1956 stamped to the upper right corner of the front free endpaper; in edgeworn [spine ends more so than elsewhere] VG Dust Wrapper [with the pubisher's original $2.95 printed price still intact on the front flap].

      [Bookseller: biblioboy.com]
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        Le Prophete

      Casterman, 1956 in8 Reliure editeur

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        Isaiah

      Paris: Mourlot, 1956. Color lithograph. Framed. Mourlot, 141.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, upper board blocked in blind with diamond design in silver. With the dust jacket. Small bookshop label to front pastedown, very mild partial browning to the endpapers, but a very nice copy in the very lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956?-8. 4 volumes, octavo (237 × 150 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in dark blue crushed morocco, titles and double line mitre to spines, double rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Some occasional light foxing, spines and boards a little faded, some mild surface loss to lower back board on volume 1, an excellent set. First editions, first impressions. A particularly attractively set. 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.

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        After reading an editorial in ?The Dallas Morning News,? one of his most vigorous critics while he was President, praising his daughter Margaret, Truman opines ?I suppose there has to be a first time for everything,? adding a handwritten postscript, ?That paper has treated me like a pickpocket!?

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S Truman,? 1 page, 7.25? x 10.5?. Kansas City, Missouri, March 19, 1956. To Thomas E. Turner, Chief, Central Texas Bureau, Dallas Morning News, Waco, Texas. Fine condition. With original postmarked envelope with mounting remnants on verso. In full, ?Thank you very much for sending me the editorial about Margaret from The Dallas Morning News ?" it is very interesting. I suppose there has to be a first time for everything and I more than appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending me the editorial.? In a postscript, Truman penned ?That paper has treated me like a pickpocket!? On March 12, 1956, at a morning news conference in Kansas City, Missouri, former President Harry S. Truman announced for himself and Mrs. Truman that their daughter Margaret was engaged to Clifton Daniel, assistant to the foreign news editor of ?The New York Times.? That afternoon, Miss Truman and Mr. Daniel met with newsmen at the Hotel Carlyle in New York City where Miss Truman had been living. They said they had met in November 1955, were engaged in January, and would be married in Independence, Missouri, in April. The announcement of Margaret?s engagement may have resulted in the editorial. An Associated Press story about the Truman letter here offered, headlined ?Truman Thanks Paper / For ?First? Good Turn,? was published by ?The New York Times? on March 28, 1956. In full, ?Former President Harry S. Truman still has a strong opinion about newspapers that have not agreed with him, Thomas Turner found out today. Several days ago Mr. Turner, of The Dallas Morning News? central Texas bureau, clipped a Dallas news editorial praising Margaret Truman and mailed it to her father. The Dallas News was a vigorous critic of Mr. Truman when he was President. In less than a week he had an answer, which appeared to Mr. Turner to have been typed by Mr. Truman himself. The note thanked Mr. Turner, then added: ?I suppose there has to be a first time for everything.? A hand-written sentence was written under Mr. Truman?s signature. It read: ?That paper has treated me like a pickpocket.?? A photocopy of the ?Times? AP story is present."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1956. Octavo. Original black cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Walter Duffy with kind wishes John Kennedy". The recipient was a writer on politico-legal affairs. Profiles in Courage represented not so much an analysis of bravery in others, but was more a key statement of what Kennedy himself held to be the marks of integrity and bravery. As such, beyond its Pulitzer Prize winning status, it was a literary lynchpin in the early move toward the highest office as Kennedy positioned himself for the big push. Presentation copies of this work were an important part of his campaign and examples such as this one inscribed to a pressman are particularly compelling.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        After reading an editorial in ???The Dallas Morning News,??? one of his most vigorous critics while he was President, praising his daughter Margaret, Truman opines ???I suppose there has to be a first time for everything,??? adding a handwritten postscript, ???That paper has treated me like a pickpocket!???

      "Typed Letter Signed ???Harry S Truman,??? 1 page, 7.25??? x 10.5???. Kansas City, Missouri, March 19, 1956. To Thomas E. Turner, Chief, Central Texas Bureau, Dallas Morning News, Waco, Texas. Fine condition. With original postmarked envelope with mounting remnants on verso. In full, â??Thank you very much for sending me the editorial about Margaret from The Dallas Morning News â?? it is very interesting. I suppose there has to be a first time for everything and I more than appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending me the editorial.â? In a postscript, Truman penned â??That paper has treated me like a pickpocket!â? On March 12, 1956, at a morning news conference in Kansas City, Missouri, former President Harry S. Truman announced for himself and Mrs. Truman that their daughter Margaret was engaged to Clifton Daniel, assistant to the foreign news editor of â??The New York Times.â? That afternoon, Miss Truman and Mr. Daniel met with newsmen at the Hotel Carlyle in New York City where Miss Truman had been living. They said they had met in November 1955, were engaged in January, and would be married in Independence, Missouri, in April. The announcement of Margaretâ??s engagement may have resulted in the editorial. An Associated Press story about the Truman letter here offered, headlined â??Truman Thanks Paper / For â??Firstâ?? Good Turn,â? was published by â??The New York Timesâ? on March 28, 1956. In full, â??Former President Harry S. Truman still has a strong opinion about newspapers that have not agreed with him, Thomas Turner found out today. Several days ago Mr. Turner, of The Dallas Morning Newsâ?? central Texas bureau, clipped a Dallas news editorial praising Margaret Truman and mailed it to her father. The Dallas News was a vigorous critic of Mr. Truman when he was President. In less than a week he had an answer, which appeared to Mr. Turner to have been typed by Mr. Truman himself. The note thanked Mr. Turner, then added: â??I suppose there has to be a first time for everything.â?? A hand-written sentence was written under Mr. Trumanâ??s signature. It read: â??That paper has treated me like a pickpocket.â??â? A photocopy of the â??Timesâ? AP story is present."

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Tel Aviv, 1956.. Zusammen 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. 8vo.. An Iwan Gabriel Lilienfeld (geb. 1910), Chefredakteur der "Jedioth Chadashot", der neben "Yedioth Hayom" (1936-1964) ersten und über einen langen Zeitraum hinweg einzigen deutschsprachigen Zeitung aus Palästina und Israel (1935-1973), für die Brod die Kolumne "Klang und Schatten" gestaltete. I: "Für Ende Juni ist der kleine beiliegende Artikel vielleicht von Interesse. Er wurde mir von einem meiner Bekannten übergeben, ist natürlich nicht von mir. Aber wie Sie aus dem Manuskript sehen, habe ich mir die Mühe gemacht, ihn durchzukorrigieren, die Hälfte oder noch mehr zu kürzen und eine Einleitung (nach mündlichen Angaben meines Bekannten) voranzusetzen [...]" (Br. v. 4. Juni 1956; auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf und ohne das erwähnte Manuskript; mit 2 kl. Ausr. am linken Rand (hierdurch geringf. Buchstabenverlust)). - II: "Ich wäre Ihnen sehr verbunden, wenn Sie mir das Honorar für meine letzten 3 Artikel (vom Artikel über Haschek angefangen, der am 5. September erschienen ist) jetzt anweisen ließen [...]" (Br. v. 12. November 1956; auf Briefpapier mit Adreßstempel; mit 2 kl. Ausr. am linken Rand (hierdurch geringf. Buchstabenverlust)).

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        The Correspondence of Alexander Pope. Five Volumes.

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford and London. 1956 - Edited by George Sherburn. Dark red cloth hardcovers with gilt lettering, frontispieces, 8vo. Vol. 1: 1704-1718, xli-524 pages; Vol. 2: 1719-1728, 533 pages; Vol. 3: 1729-1735, 519 pages; Vol. 4: 1736-1744, 524 pages; Vol. 5: Corrections, Additional Letters, List of Correspondence and Index, 234 pages. A handsome set, near fine, appears unread. First 3 volumes are in Very Good Dust Jackets, not price-clipped. DJ of Vol. 4 has 2 spots. Vol. 5 (no Dust Jacket) shows light wear and fading of spine. No overseas shipping without additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ISLANDS OF SPACE

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1956 - Octavo, cloth. One of 50 copies signed on special inserted limitation page by the author (the author is claimed to have signed only 50 of the limitation sheets even thought sheet calls for 500 signed copies). An Arcot, Wade and Morley space adventure. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 12. Fine in a fine dust jacket with some dust soiling to rear panel. A bright attractive copy of a scarce book. (8695) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LUKISAN-LUKISAN KOLEKSI IR. DR. SUKARNO - Presiden Republik Indonesia * PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. SUKARNO - President of the Republic of Indonesia. (2 VOLUMES)

      Peking: The People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 1956 Bound in burgundy red covers with gilt title and decorated spine. Volume I: 35pp. text followed by 88 mounted colour plates (mainly 30x22 and 17x27). Volume II: 15pp. text followed by 118 colour plates (25 by Dullah himself). TEXT: Bahasa Indonesia - Chinese - English - Russian. A fine set in good condition. EXTRA mailing required ! * TOTAL POSTAGE (registered airmail - only option): EUROPE 35.00 euros - OUTSIDE 100.00 euros. You will be informed by extra email ! . Hardcover. AS NEW. Illus. by Dullah - Painter to the Presidential Palace. 39x33.

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        Mr Twink Finds Out

      London: Epworth Press, 1956 Unclipped DJ Has Slight Hint Of Age Marks.Blue Boards Stamped In Red Text.Endpapers Has Tape Shadows & Pen Name Crossed Out.Clean Text.Solid Square Copy Of Very RARE Title. 119pp

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        Collection of 28 offprints, including his Nobel Prize work.

      1956-1987 1956 - Foundation of Bacterial GeneticsLederberg, Joshua (1925- ). (1) (with Edward L. Tatum [1909-75]) Novel genotypes in mixed cultures of biochemical mutants of bacteria. Offprint from Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 11 (1946). 113-114pp. Original printed wrappers, creased horizontally, margins a bit sunned. (2) (with Tatum). Gene recombination in the bacterium Escherichia coli. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 53 (1947). 673-684pp. Without wrappers. Light dust-soiling. Lederberg's address label tipped to first page. (3) (with Norton D. Zinder [1928- ]) Genetic exchange in salmonella. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 64 (1952). 679-699pp., plus mimeographed addenda sheet. Without wrappers. Light soiling to first & last leaves. Bound in a volume (blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine) with 27 other offprints by Lederberg (either alone or in collaboration), as listed below, plus one other offprint by Lederberg laid in loosely, and a paper by Lederberg's wife, Esther Lederberg. See list below for full descriptions. Volume bound for G. and E. Meynell, of the biology laboratory at the University of Kent, with their initials on the spine and address label on the inside front cover. Overall very good.(1) & (2) First Separate Editions. Garrison-Morton 255.4. (no. [2]). Lederberg shared the 1958 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Tatum and George Beadle for their essential contributions to bacterial genetics. Among these contributions was Lederberg and Tatum's discovery of sexual processes in the reproduction of certain strains of E. coli bacteria, which they first announced at the July 1946 symposium at Cold Spring Harbor in their paper "Novel genotypes in mixed cultures of biochemical mutants of bacteria." "Gene recombination in the bacterium Escherichia coli," their first complete paper on bacterial sexual reproduction, was published the following year. [Lederberg and Tatum's] data showed that only when two mutants [the B-M- and T-P- mutants of the K-12 strain of E. coli] were mixed were prototrophs obtained: When single strains were plated, only the parental type was obtained. Even more significant, when prototrophs (recombinants) were tested for T1 resistance (the unselected marker), it was found that some were sensitive, others were resistant, but the frequency depended on which parent carried the resistant marker (Brock, Emergence of Bacterial Genetics, p. 82).This crucial discovery, together with the methodology developed by Tatum and Lederberg, provided the foundation for all subsequent research in genetic recombination.Lederberg had originally intended to study medicine, but he abandoned medical school after two years to study biochemical genetics under Tatum at Yale University. His early work in Tatum's laboratory was focused primarily on searching for sexual reproduction in bacteria. Bacteria at the time were thought to reproduce only asexually through cell division; sexual reproduction, if proven to exist in bacteria, would help explain how new genetic information could be introduced into these one-celled organisms."[Lederberg] soon found that some strains of the colon bacteria Escherichia coli were capable of sexual reproduction. Observed sexual reproduction in these bacteria was achieved by the process named conjugation. In conjugation, the two bacteria involved become joined together by a conjugation tube; the "male" bacterium injects its chromosomal information into the "female" bacterium. Then, the daughter cell produced by this conjugation divides asexually.These observations led Lederberg and Tatum to carry out experiments in bacterial genetic recombination by examining the consequences of crossing (mating) two different bacterial strains. The resultant bacterial offspring they isolated were found to be a third strain, possessing characteristics of both parent strains used in the cross. Lederberg and Tatum names the process sexual genetic recombination and laid down the foundation for the modern science [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In the Winter of Cities

      New York: New Directions. (1956). First. First edition. White parchment boards in labeled slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase. One of 100 copies Signed by author. A beautiful copy. .

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball

      A.S. Barnes and Company, New York 1956 - Revised edition. Lightly worn, top edge stained, very good without dustwrapper. Ownership signature of sportswriter and columnist David R. Condon of the Chicago Tribune. Condon has had this copy Signed by 25 major league baseball players including nine Hall of Famers: Casey Stengel, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Cochrane, Luke Appling, Edd Roush, Ted Lyons, Ray "Cracker" Schalk, Ed Walsh and Red Faber. Other players who have signed by their entries in the *Encyclopedia* are Walker Cooper, Emil Verban, Eddie Lopat, Rip Collins, Johnny Rigney, Jimmy Archer, Donie Bush, Bob Coleman, John Cooney, Lou Fiene, Snipe Hansen, Hub Hart, Tony Piet, Charlie Silvera, Eddie Stack and Milkman Jim Turner. A nice accumulation of signatures before collecting baseball autographs became an industry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 28 offprints, including his Nobel Prize work

      1956-1987. Foundation of Bacterial GeneticsLederberg, Joshua (1925- ). (1) (with Edward L. Tatum [1909-75]) Novel genotypes in mixed cultures of biochemical mutants of bacteria. Offprint from Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 11 (1946). 113-114pp. Original printed wrappers, creased horizontally, margins a bit sunned. (2) (with Tatum). Gene recombination in the bacterium Escherichia coli. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 53 (1947). 673-684pp. Without wrappers. Light dust-soiling. Lederberg's address label tipped to first page. (3) (with Norton D. Zinder [1928- ]) Genetic exchange in salmonella. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 64 (1952). 679-699pp., plus mimeographed addenda sheet. Without wrappers. Light soiling to first & last leaves. Bound in a volume (blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine) with 27 other offprints by Lederberg (either alone or in collaboration), as listed below, plus one other offprint by Lederberg laid in loosely, and a paper by Lederberg's wife, Esther Lederberg. See list below for full descriptions. Volume bound for G. and E. Meynell, of the biology laboratory at the University of Kent, with their initials on the spine and address label on the inside front cover. Overall very good. (1) & (2) First Separate Editions. Garrison-Morton 255.4. (no. [2]). Lederberg shared the 1958 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Tatum and George Beadle for their essential contributions to bacterial genetics. Among these contributions was Lederberg and Tatum's discovery of sexual processes in the reproduction of certain strains of E. coli bacteria, which they first announced at the July 1946 symposium at Cold Spring Harbor in their paper "Novel genotypes in mixed cultures of biochemical mutants of bacteria." "Gene recombination in the bacterium Escherichia coli," their first complete paper on bacterial sexual reproduction, was published the following year. [Lederberg and Tatum's] data showed that only when two mutants [the B-M- and T-P- mutants of the K-12 strain of E. coli] were mixed were prototrophs obtained: When single strains were plated, only the parental type was obtained. Even more significant, when prototrophs (recombinants) were tested for T1 resistance (the unselected marker), it was found that some were sensitive, others were resistant, but the frequency depended on which parent carried the resistant marker (Brock, Emergence of Bacterial Genetics, p. 82).This crucial discovery, together with the methodology developed by Tatum and Lederberg, provided the foundation for all subsequent research in genetic recombination.Lederberg had originally intended to study medicine, but he abandoned medical school after two years to study biochemical genetics under Tatum at Yale University. His early work in Tatum's laboratory was focused primarily on searching for sexual reproduction in bacteria. Bacteria at the time were thought to reproduce only asexually through cell division; sexual reproduction, if proven to exist in bacteria, would help explain how new genetic information could be introduced into these one-celled organisms. "[Lederberg] soon found that some strains of the colon bacteria Escherichia coli were capable of sexual reproduction. Observed sexual reproduction in these bacteria was achieved by the process named conjugation. In conjugation, the two bacteria involved become joined together by a conjugation tube; the "male" bacterium injects its chromosomal information into the "female" bacterium. Then, the daughter cell produced by this conjugation divides asexually. These observations led Lederberg and Tatum to carry out experiments in bacterial genetic recombination by examining the consequences of crossing (mating) two different bacterial strains. The resultant bacterial offspring they isolated were found to be a third strain, possessing characteristics of both parent strains used in the cross. Lederberg and Tatum names the process sexual genetic recombination and laid down the foundation for the modern science of bacterial genetics" (Magee, Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, p. 779). (3) First Separate Edition. Garrison-Morton 256.1. Lederberg left Yale in 1947 for the University of Wisconsin, where he founded and chaired that university's Department of Medical Genetics. During his tenure at Wisconsin he continued his studies in bacterial genetic recombination, collaborating with his wife, Esther Lederberg, and several other research associates. With one of these, his former student Norton Zinder, Lederberg discovered another means of introducing new genetic material into bacteria: the process of transduction, in which small fragments of hereditary material are transferred from one bacterium to another through the action of a bacterial virus. Lederberg and Zinder's discovery was published in their 1952 paper, "Genetic exchange in salmonella."Among the gene transfers that Lederberg carried out were the immunity to antibiotics and the resistance to these therapeutic drugs. These studies demonstrated that disease production and the resistance to disease by microorganisms were mediated by genetic processes. The identification of conjugation and transduction as means of introducing desired new genes into bacteria enlarged the methodology for investigation of the chemistry of heredity (Magee, pp. 779-80).The papers described above are bound into a volume containing 29 other offprints on bacterial genetics by Lederberg (alone or with collaborators), published between 1946 and 1961. Among these are Lederberg's "Gene recombination and linked segregations in Escherichia coli" (no. 1 below), containing the first genetic map of E. coli; Lederberg and Zinder's "Concentration of biochemical mutants of bacteria with penicillin" (nos. 2 and 3 below), describing the penicillin selection method of isolating bacterial mutants; and Lederberg, Cavalli and Lederberg's "Sex compatibility in Escherichia coli" (no. 12 below), announcing their independent discovery of the sex-determining F factor in E. coli K-12. Also included are a paper by Lederberg's wife (no. 32) and Lederberg's important 1987 review of his scientific work (no. 31). Many of the offprints listed below are cited by Brock in the discussion of Lederberg and Tatum's work contained in chapters 5.1 - 5.3 of his Emergence of Bacterial Genetics (1990), the definitive history of this field (see the list below for citations). 1. Gene recombination and linked segregations in Escherichia coli. Offprint from Genetics 32 (1947). 505-525pp. Without wrappers. Stamp of A. A. Miles. Brock, pp. 85, 110.2. (with Norton Zinder). Concentration of biochemical mutants of bacteria with penicillin. Reprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70 (1948). Mimeographed typescript. [4]pp. Without wrappers. Brock, pp. 87, 111.3. (with Norton Zinder) Concentration of biochemical mutants of bacteria with penicillin. Offprint (together with Bernard Davis's "Isolation of biochemically deficient mutants of bacteria by penicillin") from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70 (1948). [2]pp. Original printed wrappers, horizontally creased, edges a bit sunned.4. Problems in microbial genetics. Offprint from Heredity 2 (1948). 145-198pp. Original printed wrappers. Brock, p. 110.5. Aberrant heterozygotes in Escherichia coli. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 35 (1949). 178-184pp. Without wrappers. Light soiling.6. The selection of genetic recombinations with bacterial growth inhibitors. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 59 (1950). 211-215pp. Original printed wrappers, back wrapper moderately soiled. Brock, pp. 87, 111.7. Streptomycin resistance: A genetically recessive mutation. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 61 (1951). 549-550pp. Single sheet, without wrappers. Edges a bit frayed, light fingersoiling. Brock, pp. 87, 111.8. Prevalence of Escherichia coli strains exhibiting genetic recombination. Offprint from Science 114 (1951). [2]pp. Single sheet, without wrappers. Creased horizontally, light wear along fold. Brock, pp. 88, 111.9. (with E. M. Lederberg, N. D. Zinder & E. R. Lively) Recombination analysis of bacterial heredity. Offprint from Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 16 (1951). 413-443pp. Without wrappers. Light toning at edges. Brock, pp. 87, 111.10. (with Esther M. Lederberg) Replica plating and indirect selection of bacterial mutants. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 63 (1952). 399-406pp. Without wrappers. Stamp of A. A. Miles. Brock, p. 111.11. Cell genetics and hereditary symbiosis. Offprint from Physiological Reviews 32 (1952). 403-430pp. Without wrappers. Light soiling.12. (with Luigi L. Cavalli & Esther M. Lederberg) Sex compatibility in Escherichia coli. Offprint from Genetics 37 (1952). 720-730pp. Original printed wrappers. Stamp of A. A. Miles. Brock, pp. 91-92, 111.13. (with Esther M. Lederberg) Genetic studies of lysogenicity in Escherichia coli. Offprint from Genetics 38 (1953). 51-64pp. Original printed wrappers, creased vertically. Stamp of Elinor McCloy. 14. (with E. L. Tatum) Sex in bacteria: Genetic studies, 1945-1952. Offprint from Science 118 (1953). 7pp. Without wrappers. Light toning. Brock, p. 111.15. (with Philip R. Edwards) Serotypic recombination in salmonella. Offprint from J. Immunology 71 (1953). 232-240pp. Without wrappers.16. (with N. D. Zinder & B. A. D. Stocker) Transduction of flagellar characters in salmonella. Offprint from J. General Microbiology 9 (1953). 410-433pp., plate. Without wrappers. Light soiling.17. Bacterial protoplasts induced by penicillin. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 42 (1956). 574-577pp. Without wrappers. Signature of Elinor Meynell.18. Conjugal pairing in Escherichia coli. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 71 (1956). 497-498pp. Without wrappers.19. (with L. L. Cavalli-Sforza) Isolation of pre-adaptive mutants in bacteria by sib selection. Offprint from Genetics 41 (1956). 367-381pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature.20. Linear inheritance in transductional clones. Offprint from Genetics 41 (1956). 845-871pp. Without wrappers.21. (with P. D. Skaar & Alan Richter) Correlated selection for motility and sex-incompatibility in Escherichia coli K12. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 43 (1957). 329-333pp. Without wrappers.22. Sibling recombinants in zygote pedigrees of Escherichia coli. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 43 (1957). 1060-1065pp. Without wrappers.23. (with Jacqueline St. Clair) Protoplasts and L-type growth of Escherichia coli. Offprint from J. Bacteriology 75 (1958). 143-160pp. Without wrappers.24. Genes and antibodies. Offprint from Science 129 (1959). 1649-1653pp. plus mimeographed addenda sheet. Without wrappers. Edges a bit frayed.25. Exobiology: Approaches to life beyond earth. Offprint from Science 132 (1960). 393-400pp. Without wrappers. Edges a bit frayed.26. (with Peter H. A. Sneath) Inhibition by periodate of mating in Escherichia coli K-12. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 47 (1961). 86-90pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature.27. (with Eugene W. Nester) Linkage of genetic units of Bacillus subtilis in DNA transformation. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 47 (1961). 52-55pp. Without wrappers.28. Genetic recombination in bacteria: A discovery account. Offprint from Ann. Rev. Genet. 21 (1987). 23-46pp. Without wrappers. Laid into bound volume of offprints. Brock, p. 111._____________________29. Lederberg, Esther M. Allelic relationships and reverse mutation in Escherichia coli. Offprint from Genetics 37 (1952). 469-483pp. Without wrappers. Last leaf toned.

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        A History of The English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell & Company, London 1956 - The Books - 1956 to 1958. [All books are first editions and first printings. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines in gilt, red top stain. All the books have their original first issue dustjackets. Red top-stain variably faded but in a nice overall condition. The dustjackets are slightly rubbed and with a few very minor splits, which have been repaired to the rear. They are internally clean and bright, a very good set. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. 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. I have housed the original dustjackets in plastic archival sleeves since photographing the set of books. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Damn Yankees

      [1956]. First. Two volumes. Red leatherette photograph albums. Chipping at the spinal extremities of the binding, very good or better. A collection of 46 different 5" x 7" photographs, most likely professional, from a production of the musical Damn Yankees at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., (where the fate of the hapless Senators in the play would have been of more than passing interest). This production starred Sherry O'Neil as Lola and Bobby Clark in the vaudeville veteran's final stage role as Mr. Applegate. Two pictures are of the outside of the theater, the rest of the images are mostly either of baseball scenes or of the scantily clad (by 1950s standards) Lola and Joe Hardy (actor Allen Case) in the locker room. Unique. .

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