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        15 Erotic Stories from Esoterica Press

      [1956]. A group of fifteen erotic stories from the 1950s produced by the clandestine publisher Esoterica Press. Each is composed of mimeographed or photomechanically reproduced sheets stapled with a colored front wrap, a few illustrated. Many of the stories have punch holes along the right margin (as issued?) and are stamped with a date and red serial number; one is prong-bound. Overall very good with minor creases and bumping at the corners.Information about Esoterica Press is virtually nonexistent unlike some of the better known back room erotic publishers, such as 7 Zephyrs Press. The individual stories shed little light on their origin with little or no publishing information outside of the press's name, nor indexes or advertisements for other titles, and with but two authors identified by name: Phoebe Smith and Gavin Moore. The time period of the publications suggest they may be copies of stories commissioned by the Oklahoma oil man and smut connoisseur, Roy Melisander Johnson, which wereduplicated by book agents and sold privately for extra cash unbeknownst to Johnson. No matter the source, little is know outside the stories themselves which usually follow the popular theme of an innocent man or woman exposed to the siren calls of wanton sex through seduction or by force and discipline.A fascinating collection of erotic stories exposing the hidden sexual mores of the 1950s America and the clandestine method of distribution and consumption. OCLC locates no copies of those titles.List:1. The Amors of Armando. Esoterica Press 1956. [17]pp. Story #105.2. Doctor Hot. Esoterica Press 1956. 38pp. Story #38.3. Free and Plenty by Phoebe Smith. Esoterica Press 1956. 22pp. Story #223. "The Amazing tale of a poor orphan English girl who is beaten and taken advantage of, but finally rises to riches."4. Happy Harlot. Esoterica Press 1956. [18]pp. Illustrated front wrapper. Story #146.5. Janet's Journey. Esoterica Press 1956. [11]pp. Story #25.6. The Lewd Revelry. Esoterica Press 1956. [15]pp. Illustrated front wrapper. Story #189.7. Liquid Love. Esoterica Press [no date]. [16]pp. Story #289.8. The Mad Afternoon. Esoterica Press 1956. 5pp. Story #26.9. The Missouri Sex Club. Esoterica Press [no date]. [15]pp. Story #27.10. Night of Horror Part I and II [The Vortex] by Gavin Moore. Esoterica Press [no date]. [25]pp., and [20]pp. Illustrated front wrapper. Story #231.11. Rat Pack. Esoterica Press 1956. [8]pp. Story #134.12. The Red Circle. Esoterica Press 1956. [17]pp. Story #40. "A tales of wild lust on the part of a young girl, and the vengeance of her boy friend's father, a member of a secret cult."13. Successful "Lover" Part II. [Esoterica Press] 1955. [11]pp. Book 95. "The hot confession of a husky fellow and his relations with a convent girl."14. Teacher's Pet. Esoterica Press [no date]. [23]pp. Illustrated front wrapper. Story #189.15. Ten Big Inches. Esoterica Press [1956]. [15]pp. Story #121. .

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        Picasso Lithographe III 1949-1956

      Monte Carlo: André Sauret Editions du Livre, 1956. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch, sovrac (broch, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Notices et catalogue établis par Fernand Mourlot. La couverture et le frontispice sont deux lithographies originales faites par Picasso pour cet ouvrage. Alla copertina e al frontespizio 2 litografie originali di Picasso realizzate appositamente per questa edizione

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        SOME TREES

      Yale University Press, New Haven 1956 - Poet's first trade book, one of only 817 copies, with a foreword by W. H. Auden. Mostly erased but still visible pencil signature of Donald M. Allen on the front endpaper, editor of the important anthology, THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY 1945-1960, that helped to solidify the post-war non-academic movement of poetry in the United States. Also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet in 1999 on the title page. Fine in just about Fine dustwrapper with slight tanning to the spine and a tiny closed tear at the rear [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die Vorzüge der Windhühner.

      Luchterhand, Berlin 1956 - First Edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author. German novelist Gunter Grass is the recipient 1965 Georg Büchner Prize, the 1999 Prince of Asturias Awards, and the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was bestowed on Grass for him "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history." Die Vorzüge der Windhühner is Grass' first publication and marks the beginning of a highly influential career amongst the German-Swedish Academy and abroad. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Quiet days in Clichy

      The Olympia Press, Paris 1956 - 171 pag - 29 photo's on clossy paper by Brassai - Try first edition - Fragile, hinges weak, crack in the spine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtausgabe (11 Bde.).

      Darmstadt, Wissenschaftl. Buchges., 1956-77 - 8°, ca. 3000 S., OLwd., Num. a. Vors. u. Titel, Exlibris. Einige Bleistiftanstr. in vier Bänden. Enthalten sind: Wesen des Symbolbegriffs; Kants Leben und Lehre; Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit I bis IV; Philosophie der symbolischen Formen I-III; Individuum und Kosmos; Philosophie der symbolischen Formen - Index.Cassirer, Ernst (1874-1945) Philosoph. Prof. Univ. Hamburg, 1933 mußte er nach Schweden emigrieren (Prof. für Philosophie, Göteborg), von dort floh er 1941 in die USA (Gastprofessor an der Yale Univ. New Haven; ab 1944 Columbia Univ. New York). Mit seinem vierbändigen Werk Das Erkenntnisproblem verschaffte sich C. nationale und internationale Reputation als Autor einer Problemgeschichte der Philosophie. (DBE). 15000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hemingway signs a check from his Cuban home "Finca La Vigia," endorsed by his friend and fishing buddy, Roberto Herrera

      Check Signed "Ernest M. Hemingway," 6.5? x 2.75?. Havana, Cuba, Junio 13, 1956. Drawn on the Havana branch of The First National Bank of Boston, text in Spanish. Payable to ?Roberto Herrera? (Herrera has written his own name) for $30.22 (?Treinta con 22/100? pesos). Endorsed on verso ?Roberto Herrera?. Bank stamping lines nick a few letters of signature. Fine condition.This check is from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo, the personal secretary and friend of Ernest Hemingway. Herrera and Hemingway met in 1942, when Herrera became a crewmember aboard Hemingway?s boat the ?Pilar?, at the height of World War II, when Hemingway patrolled the Gulf Stream for German submarines for the US Government. Herrera and Hemingway became friends while sharing in their mutual interests of hunting, fishing aboard the ?Pilar?, and drinking at their favorite bar, La Floridita. They also attended bullfights, cockfights, and jai alai

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        Evangeliorum Quattuor : Codex Lindisfarnensis : Musei Britannici Codex Cottonianus Nero D. IV Permissione Musei Britannici Totius Codicis Similtudo Expressa ,

      Olten and Lucerne, Switzerland: Urs Graf. 1956. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition thus, 1956. Large folio. Two volumes: [8]pp. plus 259 leaves, printed recto and verso, and containing monochrome and color images of the manuscript (color images on plates tipped in); xxiv,295,176 plus tipped-in frontispiece and 60 plates. Facsimile volume in full vellum, cover stamped in blind, spine titled in brown; text volume in original vellum-backed plain paper over boards, spine titled in red. Bindings lighly scuffed and marked, else near fine. A magnificent facsimile production of the Lindisfarne Gospels, accompanied by an impressive volume of scholarly commentary.

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        Island Song

      Hong Kong: (Frederic Prokosch). 1956. First. First edition. Decorate and correugated paper self-wrappers with printed gold foil label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy in unnumbered and designated by Prokosch as the "Author's Copy". Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates five copies in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Return of the King, The Final Volume or Third Part in a Trilogy Acclaimed as a Modern Epic Lord of Rings Collectively Called, This is 1956, 1st Edition, 1st Impression of the First US Edition of Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Boston, Printed in Great Britain on Copyright Page RIVERSIDE Press 1956 - Hardback, NODJ, 1956 on title page , 1st Edition, 1st impression of the First US edition, X-LIBRARY, Usual Wear Stamps , VG-/GOOD, AS-IS, NOJACKET, Blue Tweed cloth lettered in bright YELLOW on Front & Spine TITLES in White, Tears rips along Spine Cvr edge left Side, Cover light Wear & small Nick relatively Nicecondition, 416 pages, Interior Nice, tight Clean light FoX Wear, No Appendix, Scuff wear cvr corners, This is 1 Volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10. [with]: The Maximus Poems / 11-22

      Jonathan Williams, Stuttgart 1956 - First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. Introduction by Robert Creeley laid in as issued. Calligraphic covers by Jonathan Williams. Issued as *Jargon 7* and *Jargon 9*. The first volume is fine in stiff wrappers, in the original publisher's paper outer wrapping paper stamped "Olson. Poems" and is one of 300 copies; the second volume is very good in stiff wrappers with three small tears and a thin horizontal stain on the front wrap, and a split at the bottom of the flap fold, and is one of 350 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SET OF 5 ORIGINAL LOBBY CARDS FROM THE 1957 FILM NOIR "NIGHTFALL"

      Columbia Pictures Corp., Printed in U.S.A. 1956 - A Very Good+ to Near Fine set of Lobby Cards measuring 11 X 14". Cards #1 and #5 each have a dozen discreet pinholes, some light creasing and general edgewear around the margins, and a single 1/4" closed tear at the right martin of Card #1. Cards #2, 4, and 7 all have light general edgewear and some faint creasing at the margins. Color on all cards extremely bright and unfaded. An attractive set of Lobby Cards from the 1957 film noir based on David Goodis' novel, directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring, Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, and Anne Bancroft. Uncommon.

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        Hare and Guy Fawkes - First Edition *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALISON UTTLEY*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. Upon half-title page is handwritten in blue ink "Miss Fagan, The indomitable cheerful helper of the hesitant and wavering, with greetings from Alison Uttley" Book clean with light wear. Backstrip complete and intact. Gift greetings upon half-title page. Average wear to dust jacket which is missing small chips at corners and bears several short openings. Foxing to backside of dust jacket. Overall a quality copy. Please browse our excellent selection of Alison Uttley first editions. . Very Good. 1956. First Edition.

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        THE LAST BATTLE A Story for Children. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.

      London: The Bodley Head. 1956. - Original blue cloth, silver gilt. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Light spotting on endpapers; light spotting on rear panel of wrapper; else an a near fine copy, without inscription; the wrapper un-priced-clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle. A Story for Children.

      London: Bodley Head, 1956 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket, with a trace of spotting to the lower panel and very faint tanning to the white portion of the spine panel. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE LAST BATTLE

      The Bodley Head 1956 - First Edition, First Printing of THE LAST BATTLE, the 7th book in the Naria series. Published by The Bodley Head, London, 1956. Beautiful crisp book with a near fine original dust jacket. Both the book and jacket are in extraordinary condition considering that many children's book are usually found "well loved and read". The book is in beautiful crisp condition with blue cloth boards, with bright unfaded silver titles to spine. The boards are in crisp condition, with clean cloth and sharp corners. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with some light foxing, and No inscriptions, No owner names and No bookplates. Very small bookstore sticker to front end paper. Very faint foxing to the first few pages to the front and rear of the book. The internal pages otherwise appear as crisp and unread, with No tears, No bent pages, No handling marks, No stains, and No writing. Beautiful highly collectible example of this title. Please see images. The scarce original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine ends and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with just a touch of sunning to the spine, otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. Slight toning to the rear panel, touch of faint foxing to the inside flaps. Please see detailed images. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional children's rare book titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        The Last Battle

      The Bodley Head, London 1956 - Binding clean, dustwrapper not price clipped, small chip to wrapper at top left corner. The final volume of the Narnia series. 184 pages. Numerous black and white drawings, some full-page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle. A Story for Children. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.

      London: The Bodley Head, 1956 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and a little faded, lower corner bumped, spotting to edges, endpapers, title page, and occasionally to contents. A good copy in the rubbed and marked jacket with a small chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the title. Illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Last Battle

      Bodley Head, London 1956 - First Printing. Original unclipped jacket with 9s 6d net price intact. Jacket very nice with small closed tear on top front near spine, and wear along folds. Blue cloth boards are clean and unfaded. Pages with the exception of a name written on FFEP are clean, unmarked, and undamaged. Very nice example of the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

      London: J.M. Dent. (1956). Eighth impression. Slightly cocked, else near fine in very good dustwrapper. Originally commissioned as a BBC radio play. This copy Inscribed by Harold Pinter (using his stage name, David Baron) to his first wife, the actress Vivien Merchant, apparently on the two month anniversary of their marriage: "To Vivien, Nov. 56. Almost two months! David." Merchant went on to play the part of Mrs. Pugh in the 1972 film version of the play directed by Andrew Sinclair, along with a cast that also featured Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, and Sian Phillips. .

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        THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame - Johnstone

      Heinemann,London.,1956. FIRST EDITION.8vo.Beautifully illustrated with decorative endpapers and 55 mono illustrations throughout,some full and double page.Finely bound,by the Chelsea Bindery,in full white morocco with black onlay patches,imitating the markings of a Dalmation.Spine lettered in gilt.All edges gilt.A fine copy in a black leather entry slip-case.Filmed successfully as both an animated Disney cartoon and two action comedies starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Profiles in Courage: Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans

      Harper & Brothers, 1956. A-G. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good; minor chipping to top and bottom of spine and small wearing across the creases of the dust jacket. Dedicated To My Wife. People profiled: John Quincey Adams, Daniel Webster, Sam Houston, Robert A. Taft, and others. The last chapter is "The Meaning

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        Illustrations for the Bible (Verve #33-34)

      Harcourt Brace, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        La femme 100 têtes Avis au lecteur par André Breton

      New York: Editions de l’Oeil/George Wittenborn 1956 - One of an edition limited to 1000 copies. 4to. 12 pages of text and 147 illustrations. This copy is not numbered. Illustrated wrappers, with a glassine jacket. The glassine shows light dusting and tanning, and there is a small hole in the glassine on the rear panel. Light dusting to the upper edge, and light brown-spotting to fore-edge. Tanning to the spine. Text is in French. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        To a Little Girl, One Year Old, in a Ruined Fortress

      (New Haven CT): School of Design Yale University. (1956). First. First edition. Square octavo. Printed boards as issued. The slightest of rubbing, a virtually new, unread copy. According to some sources one of about 175 copies designed, illustrated, and printed by Jane Doggett at the Department of Graphic Arts at the Yale School of Design. A superlative copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gone With The Wind

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1956. Tall octavo. Publisher's presentation skiver, spine gilt in compartments, light blue endpapers. Lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers faded at the edges. An excellent copy. Limited edition in celebration of the dedication of "White Columns on Peachtree", the colonial revival building that was home to Atlanta's WSB and WSB-TV stations from 1956 to 1998. WSB-TV was founded in 1948 by James M. Cox, publisher of the Atlanta Journal newspaper, making it the second oldest broadcaster south of Washington D. C.. This copy signed on the limitation leaf by Jean Hendrix, the station's promotions manager, and John M. Outler, the general manager.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      New York: Macmillan Company. Near Fine. 1956. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Wear to bottom of spine. Small closed tear to page 3; Special limited edition published in 1956 commemorating the new headquarters of WSB and WSB-TV in Atlanta, 'White Columns on Peachtree' was the name of the new building ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 1037 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Konvolut Originalfotografien.

      . . 13 s/w. Fotografien in verschiedenen Formaten: 3 aus "Der Verführer" von Joachim Vogel, Winterthur, verso gestempelt. 3 aus "Der Lückenbüsser", unbeschriftet. 1 aus "Die aktuellsten Antiquitäten" von Toni Baggenstos, verso beschriftet. 6 unbeschriftete. - Dazu: 1 A4-Plakat vom Theater am Hechtplatz, ab 23. Nov. (19)78: "Walter Roderer, der Lücken-Büsser. Lustspiel von Andreas Rosgony". - 1 Kartoniertes Plakat (32,8x44 cm): Neuaufführung: Der Herr mit der schwarzen Melone. Walter Roderer, Gustav Kunutz, Sabina Sesselmann u.a. Mit montierter s/w. Fotografie. (Kanten etwas bestossen, Ränder etwas fleckig). - 1 s/w. Fotografie (27,3x24 cm), verso beschritet "Ruth Jecklin als Maiti in Steibruch, Baden + St. Gallen 1956", unter Passepartout, gerahmt (46,2x38 cm).

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        THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

      London: Hutchinson 1956 - First English edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy with bright red cloth boards, the contents with no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good original pictorial dustwrapper which is very clean and crisp but with a chip to the bottom of the front panel and a short closed tear to the top (both repaired with archival paper to the reverse). Not price-clipped. Filmed in 1958 by Alfred Hitchcock under the title "Vertigo" starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suite Vollard.

      - Teufen - Suisse, Editions Arthur Niggli, 1956. Introduzione di Hans Bolliger. Testo interamente in francese. In 4to; cop. originale in tutta tela di colore nero figurata con sovraccoperta figurata; pp. XXIV. Con 100 tavole in bianco e nero fuori testo del periodo dal 1930 al 1937 che sono ripartite ad eccezione delle prime 27 in differenti temi: L'Etreinte (5 acque-forti), Rembrandt (4 acque-forti), L'Atelier du Sculpteur (46 acque-forti), Le Minotaure (11 acque-forti), Le Minotaure aveugle (4 acque-forti) e come conclusione i 3 ritratti di Ambrosie Vollard. Ottima copia. Ax

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        Statues and Pictures of Gautama Buddha., Edited by the Chinese Buddhist Assosciation.

      Peking: Nationalities Publishing House, 1956 - Eine Ecke der Kasette aufgeplatzt, eine Schließe fehlt. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - Text chinesisch und englisch. Erschienen zum 2500sten Geburtstag von Buddha. Man lobt sich der Religionsfreiheit und des Schutes der Artefakte. Die Frage ist, welche dieser Buddhas die Kulturevolution unbeschädigt überstanden hat. Inhalt: A Silk-woven Image of Gautama Buddha in the Northeast Museum, Shenyang, Liaoning Province -- Eight Scenes from Buddha's Life, Ramoche Temple, Lhasa, Tibet -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 20 in Yunkang, Shansi Province -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, carved on Tablet No. 11 in Cave No. ; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 135 in Maichishan, Pansu Province -- A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Wei Dynasty, in Cave No. 251 of the Mokao Grottoes in Tunhuang, Kansu Province -- A Jade Image of Gautama Buddha of the Northern Chi Dynasty, unearthed at Chuyang, Ho-pei Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Sui Dynasty, in Cave No. 419; A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 322; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 328; An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Cave No. 332 of the Mokao Grottoes in Tunhuang, Kansu Province -- Jade Image of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in the Fukuang Monastery on Mt. Wutai, Shansi Province -- A Stone Sculpture of Gautama Buddha of the Tang Dynasty, in Pinhsien County, Shensi Province -- A Stone Image of Gautama Buddha, made during the Tang Dynasty in Cave No. 47 of the Pingling Monastery Grottoes, Kansu Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Liao Kingdom Period, in the Lower Huayen Monastery in Tatung, Shansi Province -- A Porcelain Image of Gautama Buddha of the Sung Dynasty, Unearthed at Chaochow, Kuang-tung Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Sung Dynasty, being the Frontispiece of the Amitayus-sutra in the Chi Sha Edition of the Tripitaka, Printed at Soochow, Kiangsu Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Kin Dynasty, being the Frontispiece of the Maharant-nakuta-sutra in the Chao Chen Edition of the Tripitaka, Printed in Shansi Province -- An Earthen Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty, in the White Horse Monastery in Loyang, Honan Province -- A Wooden Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty, in the Piyun Monastery, Peking -- A Brick-mold Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ming Dynasty in the Paoan Monastery, Nanking, Kiangsu Province -- A Woodcut of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Natang Monastery, Tibet -- A Lacquer-work Image of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Shengan Monastery, Peking -- A Bronze Statue of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in Yung Ho Kung, Peking -- An Embroidered Representation of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Palace Museum, Peking -- "Buddha Expounding the Grdhrakuta", a Woodcut of the Ching Dynasty. Printed by the Chingling Buddhist Text Society, Nanking, Kiangsu Province -- A Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha of the Ching Dynasty, in the Shrine Hall of the Sheleh-tuchao Temple, Huhohaote Municipality, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region -- A Modern Lacquer-work Representation of Gautama Buddha in the Lingyen Monastery. Soochow, Kiangsu Province -- A Modern Mural Painting of Gautama Buddha in Yung Ho Kung, Peking. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 4 Blatt, 32 Bögen. Mit zahlr., auch farb. Abb. in Leinenkassette mit 2 Schließen. 53 x 39 cm.

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        Le balcon.

      Marc Barbezat 1956 - - Marc Barbezat, Décines 1956, 15,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 32 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon nacré, tirage de tête. Couverture illustrée d'une lithographie originale de Alberto Giacometti. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Philosophical Papers and Letters [ Volume I and Volume Ii ]

      The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1956 - A very good copy of the presumed first hard cover edition (no explicit edition or printing statement, dated of publication given is 1956, no additional printings listed), lacking the dust-jackets. Moderate foxing to the endpapers. The text of each volume is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the bindings are still quite bright and fresh in appearance. A lovely set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Works on Paper]
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        Woodcuts of New China.

      . Peking, Foreign Languages Press, 1956. 4to. A portfolio containing title page, two leaves of introduction and index, plus 40 wood-engravings of "modern" China. In original hardcover paper portfolio, with wood pattern print and title on front.* A fine set of prints by artists like Li Chun, Ku Yuan, Li Hua, Lin Chun, Chang Chien-Wen and others. The prints show everyday life in China in the 1950s. Typical titles for the illustrations are "the Shipyard"; "Railway surveyors", and "building the Han bridge". The realistic style used for these illustrations was promoted by the Chinese government under Mao as "social realism" and was in fact the only approved art style in that period. Rare, hasn't been on the market in a long time. Portfolio with the trace of a removed label, otherwise a very good copy..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        ISLANDS OF SPACE

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. [1956]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling to rear panel.. A bright, attractive copy of a scarce book. (#125804). First edition. One of 50 copies signed by Campbell. The limitation leaf calls for 500 autographed copies, but only fifty were actually signed. An Arcot, Wade and Morley space adventure. See Currey, pp. [97]-8. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-12.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Islands of Space

      Reading PA: Fantasy Press, 1956. The slightest trace of shelfwear at corners and spine ends, a very faint pencil erasure to corner of flyleaf (old price?). Jacket shows similar very minimal wear at corners and spine ends, crease to corner of front flap, not price clipped. After the title page is a glossy page, signed by the author, that states "Number 40 This First Edition is limited to 3000 copies, of which 500 are numbered and autographed". ALSO, the flyleaf has been signed by a well known toy manufacturer. A scarce title, and a unique copy. (reads like a story idea for the old "Lost in Space" TV show).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good+.

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        Die Ätherischen Öle. 4. Auflage in 11 Bänden (komplett).

      Berlin, Akademie Verlag, 1956 - 1968.. 4., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage herausgegeben von Wilhelm Treibs. Insgesamt ca. 7.000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Tabellen, ausfaltbaren Karten und einigen farbigen Tafeln. Ca. 25 cm x ca. 18 cm. Zusammen ca. 13,5 kg schwer. Original-Leinen-Einbände mit goldgeprägten Vorder- und Rückentiteln. Schutzumschläge vorhanden, aber arg lädiert. Die Bücher dagegen in ungewöhnlich gutem Zustand.. Nahezu nicht berieben oder bestoßen. Kleiner Stempel auf dem Vorsatz, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I (deutsche Schulnotenskala), abgesehen von den Schutzumschlägen. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gerne per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lycaste]
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        Die drei Falken. Eine Erzählung.

      Frankfurt, Trajanus-Presse, 1956 - 4°, 61 S., 9 farb. Orig.-Graph., OHPgt. i. Schuber., Schuber berieben. Buch tadell. Ex. 154/350. 7. Druck der Trajanus-Presse. Von W. Bergengrün und vom Illustrator Felix Hoffmann im Impressum handsign. Der Druck erfolgte auf Trajanus-Bütten der Papierfabrik Hahnemühle. Mit 9 farb. Original-Holzschnitten v. Hoffmann. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

      American Institute of Physics, Lancaster PA 1956 - 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. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957 was awarded jointly to Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao (T. D) Lee "For their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

      J.M. Dent, London 1956 - Eighth impression. Slightly cocked, else near fine in very good dustwrapper. Originally commissioned as a BBC radio play. This copy Inscribed by Harold Pinter (using his stage name, David Baron) to his first wife, the actress Vivien Merchant, apparently on the two month anniversary of their marriage: "To Vivien, Nov. 56. Almost two months! David." Merchant went on to play the part of Mrs. Pugh in the 1972 film version of the play directed by Andrew Sinclair, along with a cast that also featured Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, and Sian Phillips. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Great Flower Books 1700 - 1900

      Collins, London 1956 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. The Bianco Library website has 8 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. A limited edition in excellent condition overall. This is a very important reference book and is one of a limited edition of 1750. Internally this book is generally very clean with magnificent colour plates. One or two very slight marks but this is only to the text. Excellent marbled boards with some very slight edge wear. Generally excellent spine. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. To help our customers, we have split our books into 70 + categories. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      Simon and Schuster, in collaboration with Marc Barraud - Geneva [1956], New York - (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. NOISBN [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ReadInk, ABAA/IOBA]
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