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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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        An Interesting Formation of One Satellited Chromosome in an Individual of Allium Cepa

      Estacion Experimental de Aula Dei, Zaragoza, Spain 1956 - Separata de An. Aula Dei, 1956, 4 (3-4) 185-190. First edition. Offprint. Very good. Science. Genetics. Biology. *Summary:[EN] A case of heterozygous development of the satellited chromosome pair of Allium Cepa is described. One of the homologues had a satellite, while the other one had a satellite zone of normal size, but devoid of stainable satellite granule (Fig. 1,2). Division of the satellite granule in preparation of the next nitosis was observed in anaphase chromosomes (Fig. 3)"Joe Hin Tjio (1919?2001), was a cytogeneticist renowned as the first person to recognize the normal number of human chromosomes. This epochal event occurred on December 22, 1955 at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Lund in Sweden, where Tjio was a visiting scientist." Wikipedia Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zeitgemässes und unzeitgemässes, Bücher des Wissens -

      Frankfurt / Hamburg, Fischer Bücherei, 1956 - 249 S. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K14846 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 172

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        MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT

      NEW YORK: The Viking Press, 1956. NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed, Limited First Edition, 985 have been printed, of which 885 are for sale. Issued December 1956, and the first trade edition wasn't issued until March of 1957. Green cloth with front-board bright graphic of Madeline, red-scarved, aboard a yellow bicycle, tipping her large black hat. Just a hint of rubbing to corners. Lacks dustjacket. Beautiful, bright copy. Americana Exchange estimates likelihood of this title showing up at auction to be 5.5. years.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The dustjackets has a couple of closed tears, one to the upper front panel and another to the upper rear panel, no loss noted. A bit of rubbing and wear to the top of the spine, some minor color loss at the flap folds. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing, a previous owners name to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. No other markings, no bumped corners, clean boards, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. A beautiful clean copy, one of the copies with the dark reddish brown boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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        Through the road of a Neo-Realism or modern social realistic painting in Mexico / Por la Via de una Pintura Neorrealista o Realista Social Moderna en Mexico / Sur la Route d'une Peinture Neo-Realiste ou Realiste Social Moderne au Mexique 215 Reproductions/Reproducciones.

      Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. INSCRIBED by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Extensive dedication by Siqueiros to the photographer Bernard Myers (author of: Bernard S. Myers, Mexican Painting in Our Time (1956). Original cloth with only like dustjacket. Some major repairs to dustjacket. . Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1951. Square-Folio. 240 images. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. INSCRIBED by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Extensive dedication by Siqueiros to the photographer Bernard Myers (author of: Bernard S. Myers, Mexican Painting in Our Time (1956). Original cloth with only like dustjacket. Some major repairs to dustjacket. José David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a social realist painter (muralist), and also a Stalinist, known for large murals in fresco that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with work by Diego Rivera, Orozco, and others. His notable projects include his collaborative mural at the Mexican Electricians' Union (1939-1940), From Porfiriato to the Revolution at the Museum of National History (1957-55), March of Humanity and the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros on Avenida Insurgentes (1965-1971), and his role in procuring mural commissions for artists on the University City campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1950s Mexico City. Siqueiros was one of "the big three" Mexican muralists, led by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. His art directly reflected the time period in which he flourished as an artist. His art was deeply rooted in the Spanish Civil War and the Mexican Revolution, a violent and chaotic period in Mexican history in which various social and political factions fought for recognition and power. The period from the 1920s to the 1950s is known as the Mexican Mural Renaissance, (see also Mexican Muralism) and Siqueiros was active in the attempt to create an art that was at once Mexican and universal. From 1919 to 1922 he traveled to Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain to study art. Throughout his career he traveled internationally, promoting his version of muralism in the United States, South America (including Uruguay, Argentina and Chile), Cuba, Europe, and the Soviet Union. In 1966 he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize. Political activism was an important piece of Siqueiros' life. A self-proclaimed Marxist, he was at times both the favorite and the enemy of the Mexican Communist Party. He was exiled twice from Mexico, once in 1932 and again in 1940, following his assassination attempt on Leon Trotsky. (Wikipedia)

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        Birds of New Guinea.

      . 2 vols. Melbourne 1956. Med 35 farve-tavler. xv + 230 + xv + 261 s. Orig. halvlaeder. With 35 colourplates. Publisher's halfleather..

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression in Dustjacket

      Allen & Unwin, London 1956 - 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the eighth impression in its matching eighth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows some loss to the spine ends, mainly the top. A bit of rubbing and loss to the flap fold corners, only minor rubbing to the edges, other than the upper spine area. No previous owners names or other writing to be found. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with one slightly bumped corner. The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 8th impression. The dustjacket is price clipped and in Very Good condition. The edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge faded but still showing a slight tint from the original green topstain. A custom slipcase will be provided to protect and show this beautiful copy of an early printing of this much sought after children's classic. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      New York: Simon and Schuster, in collaboration with Marc Barraud - Geneva. Near Fine. [1956]. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [a very nice copy, the covers a little bit rubbed and with one tiny surface nick to the front cover and a short scrape to the rear cover, in both instances exposing a little bit of white beneath the otherwise black surface; there is also a neatly-inked gift inscription (dated April 1957) on the ffep]. (color photographs) Beautifully-produced companion volume to the 1955 Disney "True-Life Adventure Film" THE AFRICAN LION. Per the statement on the copyright page, the book was "designed by Armand A. Bigle and produced by Marc Barraud from the original French language edition 'Walt Disney Lions d'Afrique' [published in 1955]," and was printed in Switzerland. The text, in this edition at least, was credited to James Algar, who began at the Disney studio as an animator in 1934, but after the war was made principal director (and later producer) of the studio's "True-Life Adventure" series of nature documentaries, which were produced between 1948 and 1960. The highlight of the book, though, are the color photographs of African wildlife (not just lions!) by Alfred and Elma [typo'd as "Emma" in the book's introduction, over Walt Disney's signature] Milette, which are tipped onto the pages throughout. (The volume has been carefully checked, and all photos are present and attached; mostly they are 7" x 3-1/2" or 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", although there are seven full-page (7" x 7-1/2") prints.) The Milottes, independent filmmakers before going under contract to Disney in the late 1940s, received cinematography credit on the earlier True-Life Adventure films (which until 1953 were all short subjects) and also on THE AFRICAN LION itself; the series earned a total of eight Academy Awards for the Disney studio, although this particular film wasn't nominated. I can't quite account for the scarcity of nice examples (or any examples) of this book in the current marketplace, but I suspect it may be due to many copies having been either sold to libraries, or placed in the hands of children -- both environments which would have been highly detrimental to the survival of the tipped-on photos. .

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        Autograph Note, signed ("Tennessee Williams") and dated May, 1936, to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisendaedt, My thanks & good wishes " Same leaf also signed with Autograph Notes by Jacques Barzun and Walter Lippman, each with brief inscriptions

      n.p., 1956. 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Single leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, on recto only. Fine

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        The Floggits: Trial script

      Np [BBC], London 1956 - 40 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. A little edgeworn and dusty, last page detached, but a well preserved copy. First edition. TRIAL SCRIPT FOR THE SHOW WHICH BECAME FLOGGITS, STARRING ELSIE AND DORIS WATERS. NO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE EXISTS. DATED 29 MAY 1956 -- THREE MONTHS BEFORE EPISODE 1 WAS RECORDED. Floggit's, starring Elsie and Doris Waters, ran for three series on BBC Radio between 1956 and 1959, and among the regular cast were Anthony Newley, Joan Sims, Ron Moody -- and Ronnie Barker, whose radio debut this was. Transplanting their Workers' Playtime characters to a family-run general store, this unexceptional and now very dated show had a stellar writing team: while providing scripts for this middle-of-the-road radio comedy, Freeman, Junkin and Nation were also working on Idiot's Weekly Price 2d, the first attempt to present Goon Show humour to a television audience. The script offered here is an unmarked trial script for the series, pre-dating the show itself by three months. It is unknown whether it was ever recorded or transmitted.

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        My Family and other Animals IN FULL MOROCCO

      Hart-Davis, 1956. 8vo., First Edition; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, green top, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        AUNT DICY TALES: SNUFF-DIPPING TALES OF THE TEXAS NEGRO

      Privately printed for J. Mason Brewer, 1956., 1956. First edition. 8vo. Limited to 400 copies of which this is # 39 and signed by J. Mason Brewer. This copy is also given as a gift by the then Governor of Texas, Allan Shivers with his gift card laid-in and his inked presentation inscription on the title page, "To Paul & Lois with high esteem. Allan Shivers." Original green, gold gilt stamped, padded leatherette, beautiful black & white front and rear endpaper art, xi [1], 80 [1] pp., frontispiece on brown enamel stock, illustrated by John Biggers with thirteen full-page plates, introduction by Roy Bedichek, honor roll of pre-subscribers. Biographies of the author and artist. A little known, rare and much sought Black Texan folklore and art book. The illustrations by John T. Biggers are from the original paintings made for this book. This early production combines the talent of three prominent Texans, artwork by John T. Biggers, the introduction by Roy Bedichek, and J. Mason Brewer's background and talent for African American folklore and history. Fine, clean, square copy.

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        A klasszikus harmóniarend. Összhangzattani példák a barokk és a bécsi klasszikus zeneirodalomból. I. Hármas- és négyeshangzatok (II. Alteráció és figuráció.) [The System of Classical Harmony. Collection of Examples of the Baroque- and the First Viennese School-Harmony. I. Triads and Tetrads. (II. Alteration and Figuration.)]

      Zenem?kiadó Vállalat, Budapest 1956 - Only edition. Printed in only 2100 copies. Tanning due to ageing. In original paper. In two volumes. 61, (3); 78, (2) p. Ligeti's theoretical writings are important to understand his thoughts about composition, and also to interpret his pieces. As in the 1950s he was not allowed to publish any theoretical books, his first work a reference book, "Klasszikus összhangzattan" (Classical Harmony, 1954) and this two volume supplement book of examples are rather important to trace his ideas of composing. For instance the last example that Ligeti uses in the reference book, that appears also as the last example in the second volume of this work (the detail of the first movement of the coda of Beethoven's Les Adieux sonata - Piano Sonata No. 26., Op. 81a), is the same melody that appears 30 years later in Ligeti's work Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano (Hommage à Brahms) in 1982. György Ligeti (1923-2006) was a Hungarian (Transylvanian) born composer. Studied at the Music Academy of Cluj and Budapest. After his graduation he started to collect folk music in Romania and taught composing and counterpointing at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He left Hungary after the revolution in 1956, and started to work at the radio station in Cologne where he made acquaintance with Karlheinz Stockhausen who had a major influence on his art. In 1959 settled down in Vienna and became citizen in 1967. Taught at the Universities of Darmstadt, Stockholm, Stanford and Hamburg. Under the influence of Stockhausen he started to compose music for electronic instruments like Artikulation and Atmosphères. This gave him reputation in the Western European music scene. After these works he gave up composing electronic music but his experiences with such instruments made and effect on his later compositions. His music could be characterised as a mixture of Western avant-garde music and Hungarian folk music combined with sense of humour and absurd. Ligeti's pieces (Lontano, Lux Aeterna, Requiem) were used as film music - among others - in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut also in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. Doodle in ink to inside of front wrapper by former owner. Otherwise in fine condition. In original paper. In two volumes Only edition. Printed in only 2100 copies. Tanning due to ageing [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey: Letters

      London: The Hogarth Press / Chatto and Windus, 1956 Edited and introduced by Leonard Woolf and James Strachey. First edition. One of 4,000 copies. Personal copy of author's sister Vanessa Bell, with her ownership inscription "Vanessa Bell / 1956" in blue ink to the front free endpaper, and with the front panel of the dust jacket designed by Bell adhered to the front pastedown. Publisher's pale tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt; cream dust jacket with portrait silhouettes of Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf printed in black and tan. Near fine, with a hint of wear to the extremities, very slight lean, unfaded spine, gilt lightly dimmed, a few scattered spots to cloth, otherwise clean covers, bright and fresh interior. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Kirkpatrick A32a. Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey: Letters is a selection of letters between Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey, two eminent English writers who were both key members of the influential Bloomsbury Group during the first half of the 20th century. Although they had met in their youth, it was not until they were both living in London, writing essays for The Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator, and collaborating with other Bloomsbury members that Woolf and Strachey became intimate friends. The pair quickly made up for lost time, however, and frequently wrote letters to each other up until Strachey's death in 1932. According to Leonard Woolf, Virginia's husband, and James Strachey, Lytton's brother, who edited this volume, "it has been our policy to include.practically all the letters which they wrote to each other" and "to include every letter as completely as possible." This text offers an exciting glimpse into the personal relationship shared by two influential authors and esteemed letter writers. It is an excellent piece of Bloomsbury memorabilia, strengthened by the editing of Leonard Woolf and provenance of Vanessa Bell, both of whom were also members of this creative and groundbreaking group. Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group, having met Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell, and Thoby and Adrian Stephen at Cambridge University. An accomplished writer, he is best known for his biographies Eminent Victorians (1918) and Queen Victoria (1921). Lytton was close with both Virginia and Vanessa, and his extraordinary wit and humor contributed to the air of freedom that permeated Bloomsbury: "Only those just getting to know him well in those days when complete freedom of mind and expression were almost unknown…can understand what an exciting world of explorations of thought and feeling he seemed to reveal. His great honesty of mind and remorseless poking fun at any sham forced others to be honest too and showed a world in which one need no longer be afraid of saying what one thought, surely the first step to anything that would be of interest and value." [Vanessa Bell, Memoir IV].. Illus. by Bell, Vanessa. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        O kulcie jednostki i jego nastepstwach. Referat I Sekretarza KC KPZR tow. N.S. Chruszczowa na XX Zjezdzie Komunistycznej Partii Zwiazku Radzieckiego 25 lutego 1956 r. [i.e. On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences. Keynote address by First Secretary of the CC of the CPSU tov. N. S. Khrushchev at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union].

      Warsaw, March (27th) 1956. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. With "Wylacznie do uzytku organizacji partyjnych" ("Exclusively for inner-party use") printed to top of front wrapper. Stamped serial number to front wrapper: 2992. A bit of spotting and soiling to wrappers. A bit of chipping to corners and a few tears. Chipped at spine. Front wrapper with faint pencil traces. All in all a nice copy, internally fine and clean. 72 pp.. Extremely rare first printing, printed for private circulation only ("exclusively for inner-party use"), of one of the most important documents of the 20th century, namely Khrushchev's so-called "Secret Speech", also known as the "Khrushchev Report". This seminal speech was delivered at an unpublicized closed session of Communist Party delegates, with guests and members of the press excluded, and the present Polish version of it was the only one that circulated during the Cold War, the official Russian text being unknown until its 1989 publication. The CIA counterfeit edition [falsely stating Moscow 1959] was in fact a translation into Russian from the present Polish text, which was smuggled out of Moscow and leaked, via Israel, to the USA. There are two impressions of the first edition of Khrushchev's speech, both bearing the date March 1956 and both ordered by the Polish communist party authorities in the span of March 27 - March 31. The present is the first. The present publication shook the Western world and changed our history for good. "Its consequences, by no means fully foreseen by Khrushchev, shook the Soviet Union to the core, but even more so its communist allies, notably in central Europe. Forces were unleashed that eventually changed the course of history. But at the time, the impact on the delegates was more immediate. Soviet sources now say some were so convulsed as they listened that they suffered heart attacks; others committed suicide afterwards." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006 ).On February 24, 1956 before assembled delegates at a secret session of the Communist Party's Twentieth Congress, Nikita Khrushchev delivered his so-called "Secret Speech", denouncing Stalin for his transgressions. The public session of the 20th Congress had come to a formal end on 24 February 1956 when word was spread to delegates to return to the Great Hall of the Kremlin for an additional "closed session," to which journalists, guests, and delegates from "fraternal parties" from outside the USSR were not invited. Special passes were issued to those eligible to participate, with an additional 100 former Party members, recently released from the Soviet prison camp network. The speech was thus secretly held in this closed session, without discussion, and it was neither published as part of the congress' proceedings nor reported in the Soviet press. The speech that sent shock waves through the congress participants denounced Stalin, describing him as satanic despot and terrorist who had committed the greatest of crimes. Quoting from correspondence, memoranda and his own observations, Khrushchev gave details of Stalin's horrible actions during the Terror of the late 1930'ies, the unpreparedness of the country at the time of the Nazi invasion in June 1941, numerous wartime blunders, the deportation of various nationalities in 1943 and 1944, and the banishing of Tito's Yugoslavia from the Soviet bloc after the war. Absolving the party itself of these grave actions, Khrushchev attributed them to the "cult of personality" that Stalin encouraged and his "violations of socialist legality". According to Khrushchev's speech, Stalin was a tyrant, a murderer and torturer of party members.Khrushchev gave his grim tale of the obscene crimes committed by his predecessor, Josef Stalin, only three years after the death of Stalin, who was then celebrated as a great leader and whose death was mourned by the great majority of Soviet citizens, who saw him as a divine father. It is no wonder that this lengthy speech from their new leader completely shocked Soviet communists, being told so soon after his death that far from far from being divine, their hero Stalin was actually outright satanic. The leaders who inherited the party from the old dictator had agreed - after months of furious argument - that Khrushchev should make the speech, but on the condition that it should never be published.Khrushchev read from a prepared report and no stenographic record of the closed session was kept. No questions or debate followed Khrushchev's presentation, and it is reported that delegates left the hall in a state of complete disorientation. It is even said that several delegates suffered heart attacks and that some even committed suicide upon listening to the horrifying speech. On the evening of the congress, delegates of foreign Communist parties were called to the Kremlin and given the opportunity to read the prepared text of the Khrushchev speech, which was treated as a top secret state document. Reports of the speech soon reached the West and as early as March the contents were reported in Western media. "The content of the speech reached the west through a circuitous route. A few copies of the speech were sent by order of the Soviet Politburo to leaders of the Eastern Bloc countries. Shortly after the speech had been disseminated, a Polish journalist, Viktor Grayevsky, visited his girlfriend, Lucia Baranowski, who worked as a junior secretary in the office of the first secretary of the Polish Communist Party, Edward Ochab. On her desk was a thick booklet with a red binding, with the words: "The 20th Party Congress, the speech of Comrade Khrushchev." Grayevsky had heard rumors of the speech and, as a journalist, was interested in reading it. Baranowski allowed him to take the document home to read.As it happened, Grayevsky, who was Jewish, and had made a recent trip to Israel to visit his sick father, decided to emigrate there. After he read the speech, he decided to take it to the Israeli Embassy and gave it to Yaakov Barmor who had helped Grayevsky make his trip to visit Grayevsky's sick father. Barmor was a Shin Bet representative; he photographed the document and sent the photographs to Israel. By the afternoon of April 13, 1956, the Shin Bet in Israel received the photographs. Israeli intelligence and United States intelligence had previously secretly agreed to cooperate on security matters. James Jesus Angleton was the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) head of counterintelligence and in charge of the clandestine liaison with Israeli intelligence. The photographs were delivered to him. On April 17, 1956, the photographs reached the CIA chief Allen Dulles, who quickly informed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After determining that the speech was authentic, the CIA leaked the speech to The New York Times in early June.""In the West, the impact of the speech received a colossal boost from the publication of the full, albeit sanitised, text in The Observer and the New York Times. This was the first time the full text had been available for public scrutiny anywhere in the world. Even local party secretaries who read it to members had to return their texts within 36 hours. (Those texts were also sanitised, omitting two incidents in the speech that Orlov related to me.)According to William Taubman, in his masterly biography of Khrushchev, the full text leaked out through Poland where, like other central European communist allies, Moscow had sent an edited copy for distribution to the Polish party." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).The speech sent shock waves throughout the Communist world and caused many Western Communists to abandon the movement. In central Europe, the impact of the speech was enormous. By autumn Poland was ready to explode and in Hungary an anti-communist revolution overthrew the Stalinist party and government, replacing them with the short-lived reformist Imre Nagy."Some may doubt that Stalin's Soviet Union could ever have been reformed, but Khrushchev was not among them - and neither, indeed, was Gorbachev. But after two decades of decay under Brezhnev, even he could not hold the country together. It can well be argued that the 'secret speech' was the century's most momentous, planting the seed that eventually caused the demise of the USSR." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).It is the present version of the seminal text that leaked behind the Iron Curtain. Allegedly the CIA offered USD 1.000.000 for a copy, before they came into possession of the text through other channels. Khrushchev himself stated: "It was supposed to have been secret, but in fact it was far from being secret.. our document fell into the hands of some Polish comrades who were hostile towards the Soviet Union. They used my speech for their own purposes and made copies of it. I was told that it was being sold for very little."Almost all the copies of this extremely scarce publication - which were all numbered and strictly registered - were withdrawn and destroyed after 11 April 1956. We have been able to locate no copies outside of Poland and can find no copies registered in OCLC

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        Original Typescript of Kurt Wolff's Review of "Eros and Civilization - Philosophical Inquiry into Freud - with Wolffs correspondence between Marcuse and himself (one handwritten letter by Marcuse to Wolff)

      Wonderful letter by Marcuse. Besides thanking Wolff for the review he writes: ".....Sorry you don't like my little Epilogue: Is Fromm rooted in your soul ?. 1956. 4°. 2 pages Review / 3 pages corrected Reviw / Two letters regarding the "Eros and Civilization" - Review between Wolff and Helen MacGill Hughes "The American Journal of Sociology". Wonderful letter by Marcuse. Besides thanking Wolff for the review he writes: ".....Sorry you don't like my little Epilogue: Is Fromm rooted in your soul ?

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        Odilon Redon: Orangeries Des Tuileries, Paris - October 1956 - January 1957 [Taschenbuch],

      Editions Des Musees Nationaux, 1956 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel, Innentitel und Schnitt oben mit Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren, Seietn sonst sehr gut erhalten Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung. Sprache: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        QUESTION OF PARITY CONSERVATION IN WEAK INTERACTIONS In The Physical Review, Vol 104, Second Series, No 1, Oct 1, 1956 pp 254-258

      Lancaster PA:: American Institute of Physics,, 1956. Very Good++. Offered is a Very Good++ entire issue of The Physical Review in original printed wrappers with owner name front cover, mild sun spine, minimal cover edge wear. Sm. 4to.

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        VIDAS DE LOS NAVEGANTES CONQUISTADORES Y COLONIZADORES ESPAÑOLES

      - Vidas de los navegantes, conquistadores y colonizadores españoles de los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII.- Madrid, Aguilar, 1956-1959; 3 tomos en 8º mayor piel editorial cortes pintados, 1º, Navegantes, retrato, 1364 pp., con 46 ilustraciones en el texto. 2º, Conquistadores,1416 pp. 1 lámina y 98 ilustraciones en el texto. 3º, Colonizadores y fundadores en Indias, 1302 pp. 1 lámina y 101 ilustraciones en el texto. Papel biblia. Colección Obras Eternas Aguilar.

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        O kulcie jednostki i jego nastepstwach. Referat I Sekretarza KC KPZR tow. N. S. Chruszczowa na XX Zjezdzie Komunistycznej Partii Zwiazku Radzieckiego 25 lutego 1956 r. Nieopublikowane materialy doreczone delegatom na XX Zjazd KPZR. [i.e. On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences. Keynote address by First Secretary of the CC of the CPSU tov. N. S. Khrushchev at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, February 25, 1956. Unpublished materials delivered to the delegates to the 20th Congress of CPSU].

      Warszawa, March (31st) 1956. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. With "Wylacznie do uzytku organizacji partyjnych" ("Exclusively for inner-party use") printed to top of front wrapper. Stamped serial number to front wrapper: 12861. A few light creases to wrappers. A A very nice, clean, and fresh copy.Previous owner's name to title-page. 95, (1) pp.. Extremely scarce second impression, printed for private circulation only ("exclusively for inner-party use"), of one of the most important documents of the 20th century, namely Khrushchev's so-called "Secret Speech", also known as the "Khrushchev Report". This seminal speech was delivered at an unpublicized closed session of Communist Party delegates, with guests and members of the press excluded, and the present Polish version, which appeard in two different printings, of it was the only one that circulated during the Cold War, the official Russian text being unknown until its 1989 publication. The CIA counterfeit edition [falsely stating Moscow 1959] was in fact a translation into Russian from the present Polish text, which was smuggled out of Moscow and leaked, via Israel, to the USA. There are two impressions of the first edition of Khrushchev's speech, both bearing the date March 1956 and both ordered by the Polish communist party authorities in the span of March 27 - March 31. As opposed to the even scarcer first priting of the text, this second priting of 96 pages was edited to give only Khrushchev's speech (without the recorded interjections and ovations), but containing also a second part, "Unpublished materials" with Lenin's "Testament", Lenin's "On the National Question", and Stalin's notes.The present publication shook the Western world and changed our history for good. "Its consequences, by no means fully foreseen by Khrushchev, shook the Soviet Union to the core, but even more so its communist allies, notably in central Europe. Forces were unleashed that eventually changed the course of history. But at the time, the impact on the delegates was more immediate. Soviet sources now say some were so convulsed as they listened that they suffered heart attacks; others committed suicide afterwards." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006 ).On February 24, 1956 before assembled delegates at a secret session of the Communist Party's Twentieth Congress, Nikita Khrushchev delivered his so-called "Secret Speech", denouncing Stalin for his transgressions. The public session of the 20th Congress had come to a formal end on 24 February 1956 when word was spread to delegates to return to the Great Hall of the Kremlin for an additional "closed session," to which journalists, guests, and delegates from "fraternal parties" from outside the USSR were not invited. Special passes were issued to those eligible to participate, with an additional 100 former Party members, recently released from the Soviet prison camp network. The speech was thus secretly held in this closed session, without discussion, and it was neither published as part of the congress' proceedings nor reported in the Soviet press. The speech that sent shock waves through the congress participants denounced Stalin, describing him as satanic despot and terrorist who had committed the greatest of crimes. Quoting from correspondence, memoranda and his own observations, Khrushchev gave details of Stalin's horrible actions during the Terror of the late 1930'ies, the unpreparedness of the country at the time of the Nazi invasion in June 1941, numerous wartime blunders, the deportation of various nationalities in 1943 and 1944, and the banishing of Tito's Yugoslavia from the Soviet bloc after the war. Absolving the party itself of these grave actions, Khrushchev attributed them to the "cult of personality" that Stalin encouraged and his "violations of socialist legality". According to Khrushchev's speech, Stalin was a tyrant, a murderer and torturer of party members.Khrushchev gave his grim tale of the obscene crimes committed by his predecessor, Josef Stalin, only three years after the death of Stalin, who was then celebrated as a great leader and whose death was mourned by the great majority of Soviet citizens, who saw him as a divine father. It is no wonder that this lengthy speech from their new leader completely shocked Soviet communists, being told so soon after his death that far from far from being divine, their hero Stalin was actually outright satanic. The leaders who inherited the party from the old dictator had agreed - after months of furious argument - that Khrushchev should make the speech, but on the condition that it should never be published.Khrushchev read from a prepared report and no stenographic record of the closed session was kept. No questions or debate followed Khrushchev's presentation, and it is reported that delegates left the hall in a state of complete disorientation. It is even said that several delegates suffered heart attacks and that some even committed suicide upon listening to the horrifying speech. On the evening of the congress, delegates of foreign Communist parties were called to the Kremlin and given the opportunity to read the prepared text of the Khrushchev speech, which was treated as a top secret state document. Reports of the speech soon reached the West and as early as March the contents were reported in Western media. "The content of the speech reached the west through a circuitous route. A few copies of the speech were sent by order of the Soviet Politburo to leaders of the Eastern Bloc countries. Shortly after the speech had been disseminated, a Polish journalist, Viktor Grayevsky, visited his girlfriend, Lucia Baranowski, who worked as a junior secretary in the office of the first secretary of the Polish Communist Party, Edward Ochab. On her desk was a thick booklet with a red binding, with the words: "The 20th Party Congress, the speech of Comrade Khrushchev." Grayevsky had heard rumors of the speech and, as a journalist, was interested in reading it. Baranowski allowed him to take the document home to read.As it happened, Grayevsky, who was Jewish, and had made a recent trip to Israel to visit his sick father, decided to emigrate there. After he read the speech, he decided to take it to the Israeli Embassy and gave it to Yaakov Barmor who had helped Grayevsky make his trip to visit Grayevsky's sick father. Barmor was a Shin Bet representative; he photographed the document and sent the photographs to Israel. By the afternoon of April 13, 1956, the Shin Bet in Israel received the photographs. Israeli intelligence and United States intelligence had previously secretly agreed to cooperate on security matters. James Jesus Angleton was the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) head of counterintelligence and in charge of the clandestine liaison with Israeli intelligence. The photographs were delivered to him. On April 17, 1956, the photographs reached the CIA chief Allen Dulles, who quickly informed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After determining that the speech was authentic, the CIA leaked the speech to The New York Times in early June.""In the West, the impact of the speech received a colossal boost from the publication of the full, albeit sanitised, text in The Observer and the New York Times. This was the first time the full text had been available for public scrutiny anywhere in the world. Even local party secretaries who read it to members had to return their texts within 36 hours. (Those texts were also sanitised, omitting two incidents in the speech that Orlov related to me.)According to William Taubman, in his masterly biography of Khrushchev, the full text leaked out through Poland where, like other central European communist allies, Moscow had sent an edited copy for distribution to the Polish party." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).The speech sent shock waves throughout the Communist world and caused many Western Communists to abandon the movement. In central Europe, the impact of the speech was enormous. By autumn Poland was ready to explode and in Hungary an anti-communist revolution overthrew the Stalinist party and government, replacing them with the short-lived reformist Imre Nagy."Some may doubt that Stalin's Soviet Union could ever have been reformed, but Khrushchev was not among them - and neither, indeed, was Gorbachev. But after two decades of decay under Brezhnev, even he could not hold the country together. It can well be argued that the 'secret speech' was the century's most momentous, planting the seed that eventually caused the demise of the USSR." (John Rettie, in The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2006).It is the present version of the seminal text that leaked behind the Iron Curtain. Allegedly the CIA offered USD 1.000.000 for a copy, before they came into possession of the text through other channels. Khrushchev himself stated: "It was supposed to have been secret, but in fact it was far from being secret.. our document fell into the hands of some Polish comrades who were hostile towards the Soviet Union. They used my speech for their own purposes and made copies of it. I was told that it was being sold for very little."Like the first impression, almost all the copies of this extremely scarce publication - which were all numbered and strictly registered - were withdrawn and destroyed after 11 April 1956. We have been able to locate no copies of either impression outside of Poland and can find no copies registered in OCLC

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        REACH FOR TOMORROW

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. Octavo,. red cloth.. Text block tanned (here less than usual), a fine copy in nearly fine. dust jacket with light wear to corner tips, minor shelf wear to lower. spine end with slight loss at right lower corner, and mild dust. soiling to rear panel. A superior copy of a scarce book which is. seldom found in such nice condition. (#126401). First edition. A collection of twelve stories including "Rescue Party," Clarke's first published story. Fine jacket art by Richard Powers.

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        A Collection of Works by P. G. Wodehouse

      - London - Herbert Jenkins 1956 - A collection of the works of P. G. Wodehouse. In eleven volumes. The set consists of: Meet Mr. Mulliner, Jill the Reckless, The Code of the Woosters, Ukridge, Love Among the Chickens, Indiscretions of Archie, Piccadilly Jim, The Coming of Bill, The Heart of a Goof, A Damsel in Distress and Young Man in Spats. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 14 February 1975) was an English humourist whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics and numerous pieces of journalism. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of a pre and postorld War I English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, J. K. Rowling, and John Le Carre. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie (1928) and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928). He is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Condition: In green cloth bindings in some clipped and some unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, smart. Dustwrappers are generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There are some chips and closed tears to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. There are ink inscriptions and paper labelsto the front pastedowns in some volumes. Overall: NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrappers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hugh Lane and his Pictures [With manuscript letter by Taoiseach John A Costello to Lady Douglas]

      Dublin: Stationery Office. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to the dustjacket. Bodkin's account of the scandal over Sir Hugh Lane's pictures in an edition commissioned and signed by the Irish Taioseach, John A Costello from 1956. A manuscript letter with letterhead "Roinn an Taoisigh / Department of the Taoiseach" is laid in from Costello with a hand written address to ''Dear Lady Douglas' and the revised date of '11th December' 1956. The letter reads: "Dear Lady Douglas - This book brings an old sad story up to date but does not finish it. I offer it to you in the confident hope that, when you have read it, you will want to do all you can to help the story to a happy ending. Sincerly Yours John A.Costello".' Additionally Costello has added a manuscript dedication to the first blank page: 'To Lady Douglas - With Compliments from John A Costello.' University College Dublin holds an extensive correspondence between Costello and the book's author Thomas Bodkin about the scandal of Lane's pictures which became a major preoccupation for Costello.. Dublin, Stationery Office, 1956. 8°. XV, 96 pages and 51 Plates with explanations. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear to the dustjacket. Bodkin's account of the scandal over Sir Hugh Lane's pictures in an edition commissioned and signed by the Irish Taioseach, John A Costello from 1956. A manuscript letter with letterhead "Roinn an Taoisigh / Department of the Taoiseach" is laid in from Costello with a hand written address to ''Dear Lady Douglas' and the revised date of '11th December' 1956. The letter reads: "Dear Lady Douglas - This book brings an old sad story up to date but does not finish it. I offer it to you in the confident hope that, when you have read it, you will want to do all you can to help the story to a happy ending. Sincerly Yours John A.Costello".' Additionally Costello has added a manuscript dedication to the first blank page: 'To Lady Douglas - With Compliments from John A Costello.' University College Dublin holds an extensive correspondence between Costello and the book's author Thomas Bodkin about the scandal of Lane's pictures which became a major preoccupation for Costello. Sir Hugh Percy Lane (9 November 1875 ?- 7 May 1915) is best known for establishing Dublin's Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (the first known public gallery of modern art in the world) and for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Ireland, including the Lane Bequest. He died on board the RMS Lusitania. Hugh Percy Lane was born in County Cork, Ireland on 9 November 1875. He was brought up in Cornwall, England, and began his career as an apprentice painting restorer and later became a successful art dealer in London. Through regular visits to Coole (near Gort), County Galway, the home of his aunt, Lady Gregory, Lane remained in contact with Ireland. He soon counted among his family, friends and social circle those who collectively formed the core of the Irish cultural renaissance in the early decades of the 20th century. Extolling the cause of Irish art abroad, Lane also became one of the foremost collectors and dealers of Impressionist paintings in Europe, and amongst those outstanding works purchased by him for the new gallery were La Musique aux Tuileries by Manet, Sur la Plage by Degas, Les Parapluies by Renoir and La Cheminée by Vuillard. The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art opened in January 1908 in temporary premises in Harcourt Street, Dublin. Lane hoped that Dublin Corporation would run it, but the corporation was unsure if it would be financially viable. Lane did not live to see his gallery permanently located as he died in 1915 during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, off the west coast of Cork, the county of his birth. The Gallery, extended in 2005, is now in Parnell Square in central Dublin. For his "services to art" in Ireland, Lane was knighted in June 1909 at the comparatively young age of 33. Controversy over the Lane Bequest Following his death, his will bequeathed his collection to London, but an unwitnessed later codicil bequeathed it to Dublin. Having possession, London's National Gallery did not recognise the codicil. At the request of Lane's aunt, Lady Gregory, WT Cosgrave, leader of the Irish Government unsuccessfully approached Ramsay MacDonald on the matter in 1929. When John A. Costello became Taoiseach in 1948, he initiated further negotiations with the UK government, eventually leading to a compromise in 1959, under Taoiseach Sean Lemass, whereby half of the Lane Bequest would be lent and shown in Dublin every five years. In 1993 the agreement was varied so that 31 of the 39 paintings would stay in Ireland. The remaining 8 were divided into 2 groups, so that 4 would be lent for 6 years at a time to Dublin. These 8 include works by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Morisot, Vuillard and Degas. In 2008 The National Gallery in London arranged for the entire collection to be on display in Dublin together for the first time. There was a switch in May 2013 for a six-year period. (Wikipedia)

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        The History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      1956 - 8vo (4 volumes). Original cloth, in dust-jackets; illustrated with maps; jackets used but a very good set. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parfums.

      Paris, H. E. C. Henri Jonquières 1956 - Textes choisis illustrés de lithographies originales d'Édouard Goerg. 11 illustrations dont 4 à double pages et 1 en couleurs. (Complet & Contrôlé) Textes de Victor Hugo, Hafiz, Desbordes-Valmore, Anna de Noailles, Baudelaire, Clermont-Tonnerre, Bernardin de Saint Pierre, Soliman, Sully Prudhomme, Tseng-Siang, Apollinaire, Nerval, Collette, Samain, Leconte de Lisle, Salomon, Eluard, Huysmans, Tagore, Vivien, Maurice Scève, Lorrain, Vatsyayana, Saadi, Pierre Louys, Francis Jammes, Milton, Iwan Gilkin, Rabelais, Paul Valery, Proust, Ronsard, Léon Paul Fargue, Aragon, Rilke. Ce livre, conçu par les élèves de l'école des Hautes Études Commerciales et réalisé d'après la maquette et sous la direction d'Henri Jonquières, à été tiré à 638 exemplaires. Celui-ci sur vélin pur chiffon de Rives porte le numéro 119. Il a été réalisé grâce au concours des plus grands Parfumeurs : Carven, Chanel, Guerlain, Lancome, Lucien Lelong, Lubin, Molyneux, Robert Piguet, Raphael, Renoir, Marcel Rochas, Schiaparelli. Paris, H.E.C. Henri Jonquières 1956 - 52 pages. Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée, illustrée. Étui et chemise cartonnés, titre doré au dos de la chemise. Très bon état. Format grand in-4°(34x27). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Apollonius of Tyre.

      . Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri. Translated from the Latin by Paul Turner. Line-Engravings by Mark Severin. London: The Golden Cockerel Press 1956. 68 s. Opl. 300 numr. ekspl. Orig. hlvldr. med laerredssider. Limited to 300 numb. copies. Publisher's halfleather with clothboards. * Et af 225 ekspl. One of 225 copies..

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        TIGER! TIGER!

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson, [1956] - Octavo, boards. First edition. Nice inscription by Bester dated December 1974 to one of his later book editors signed "Alfie" on the title page. This edition differs textually from the U.S. edition published the following year as THE STARS MY DESTINATION. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 118. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 20. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2168- 72. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some foxing on rear panel. A beautiful copy of this classic. (#112168) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick & Jackson, London - (1956). Unmarked apart from lightly toned edges. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, tiny tears at spine ends, slight wear to corners, in a clear protective sleeve. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London,, 1956?-8. [Proof Copies] 4 volumes, octavo. Original green card wraps. The first volume in a dust jacket supplied from a copy of the published work, the others in jackets provided at the time, and folded, or clipped down to fit. All volumes were issued with the maps and genealogical tables in place, except Volume IV; Volume I is without the Preface, Volume III without the map listing, and all without index, as issued. Wraps of Volume I a little used, text-block slightly browned, some occasional foxing to the other volumes, the jackets all slightly rubbed, but overall a clean set. Proof copies. 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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        Orpheus - Orphic Art

      Henri Martin Barzun, 1956, Stiff Wrappers, Book Condition: Near Fine, Inscribed By Henri Martin Barzin, Illustrated By: IllustratedSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, Henri Martin Barzun, a leading intellectual of the French Modernist movement centered in New York and Paris inscribes this volume to another world famous 'expert' in French poetry, Germaine Bree. Both these French 'experts' worked and taught in the USA. Included is a short hand written letter from Prof. Barzun to Prof. Bree summing up Barzun's work in his lifelong field of 'Orphic Art', Book

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        Poems. Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owens

      Owens, Wilfrid. Poems. Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owens with Drawings by Ben Shahn. Printed at the Gehenna Press. Northampton Massachusetts. 1956. Copy #182 of 365 copies: (entire edition 400: Thirty five copies with a signed proof, 365 regular copies as this). The Artist and the Book in France #284 ìOne of the more ambitious books that this very talented artist has illustrated?-î : Sm folio. (10î x 13 ?î) Publishers quarter leather and blue-green paper boards. Fine copy with a small stain to spine crown . Printed by Esther and Leonard Baskin and Richard Warren. Drawings printed by Meriden Gravure. The portrait of Owen wood engraved by Leonard Baskin from a drawing by Ben Shahn and printed from the wood block. Press logo in red on a free endpaper at the back

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        The Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1956. First. First American edition, with all first issue points; map present and in fine condition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with very slight soiling. A lovely copy of the third volume in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. .

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        Maclean's Magazine, July 7, 1956 *THE ROTHSCHILD'S FABULOUS STAKE IN CANADA*

      Maclean's Magazine, Canada, 1956, Paperback, Book Condition: Poor, First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Features: The Rothschilds' fabulous stake in Canada - very rare 6-page article by Peter C. Newman, with photos; What you don't need to know about rock 'n roll - "it works on man's emotions like the music of the heathen in Africa"; Just look at the old ice-creem parlor now - George Dawson's drive-in can have twelve thousand people drop in on a Sunday; The Great Cross-Canada hike - five people walked from Halifax to Vancouver - here's the footrace that stirred all Canada back in 1921; The alarming truth about Konrad Adenauer - we call him a friend but this Grand Old Man of Germany is really a threat to pro-Western policy; When Every woman looked like Regina Lee - Blance Howard discusses the Liberal stranglehold on Ottawa; How to handle your kids in the holidays; The miracle that saved our son's mind - Frank Barkey's 'perfect baby' was on the dim edge of consciousness, his body wracked by convulsions, his brain a shattered blank - this is the story of that ordeal. Interesting ad inside back cover shows iron lungs with Caterpillar backup power. Somewhat above-average wear. Please note that page 5/6 is missing. It appears to have contained the London letter by Beverley Baxter. Fantastic colour ad for the 1956 Buick on page 10. Nice colour Coke ad on back cover. Bit of writing atop back cover, Magazine

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        Go in Beauty

      Harpers, New York 1956 - Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and minor soiling to the rear panel. Signed and inscribed to collector Larry Owens on the front free endpaper. The author's first book, a novel of contemporary life on the Navajo Indian reservation. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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