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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]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        Madeline and the Bad Hat

      Viking, New York 1956 - The signed limited edition, one of 885 copies sold (out of a total edition of 985), with a large drawing of Madeline and an inscription "For Barbara" added by Bemelmans to the back of the front free endpaper. Preceded the first trade edition, which came out in 1957. Fine in publisher's near fine red paper covered slipcase, then further enclosed in mylar and a custom-made cloth slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Pignon, douze hors-texte [exemplaire enrichi d'un grand dessin original signé d'Edouard Pignon]

      Georges Fall, Paris 1956 - Paris, Georges Fall, 1956. Coll. "Le musée de poche". 18,5 x 14 cm, in-12, 61 (1) pp., 12 planches en couleurs contrecollées, broché, couverture à rabats imprimée et illustrée en couleurs. Exemplaire enrichi d'un superbe DESSIN original signé aux pastels d'Edouard Pignon à double page (revers du premier feuillet blanc et faux-titre). Ce dessin (combat de coqs, un des thèmes de prédilection de l'artiste), puissant, équilibré et très coloré, diffère de ceux, beaucoup plus simples, dont l'artiste agrémentait habituellement les livres qu'on lui donnait à signer. Couverture un peu défraîchie, avec une petite déchirure sans manque au mors supérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Frontiers of Criticism

      [Minneapolis], The University of Minnesota,, 1956. Octavo. Original green paper wrappers titled in white. An excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page, "for H. Hope Mirless from T.S.E. humbly offered." A lecture by T.S. Eliot delivered at the University of Minnesota Williams Arena on April 30, 1956.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Times for a Tiger

      London: Heinemann, (1956) - First edition, Proof Copy. 8vo. . In original wrappers, printed in red. About fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear along edges,. some rubbing along front spine fold, 20 mm closed tear at upper front. spine fold, some faint fading along top edge of front panel, and dust. soiling to rear panel. (#111282). First edition. Signed by Vance. The author's scarce fourth book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1167.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        In the Winter of Cities

      New York: New Directions. (1956). First. First edition. White parchment boards in labeled slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase wrapped in brown paper, possibly the publisher's wrapping paper This is designated as "Out of Series #6" of 100 copies and is Signed by the author. A total of 109 copies were printed. A copy at the University of Texas is marked "Out of Series #1"; this is almost certainly a presentation issue. A beautiful copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cinq Peintres et le Theatre. Decors et Costumes de Leger, Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse, Pignon.

      Paris: Cercle d'Art, 1956 - Tall quarto. Original red wrappers printed in red, blue, and yellow. In the publisher's cloth slipcase and chemise. Fine condition. 4 original lithographs and illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression of a full study of the sceneography and costume designs of these five theatre artists. One of a limited edition of 150 copies with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse and Pignon (Leger had passed away). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Saucerian Bulletin, 1956 / first four issues / UFO

      Gray Barker, Clarksburg, WV 1956 - Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1956. First Editions. The first four issues of Barker's The Saucerian Bulletin, those being March, May, September and October of 1956 (volume 1, numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4). Octavo, corner stapled leaves, each 6 pp (three leaves). Remarkably nicely preserved; mailling folds, small rubber stamp of original subscriber on each, last leaf of one issue has pulled off its staple, else, really, near fine, with only minimal age toning. The very first volume, all four issues, of one of the earliest serials produced by Barker, an iconic promoter of UFO research in the early days who is now seen by many as a controversial figure of debatable motives, and one who almost certainly did take part in at least one hoax. He nonetheless did - at the time, more than almost anyone else - publicize, in his books and periodicals, actual (still unexplained) sightings and incidents; He was as instrumental as anyone in early dissemination of information about the "Men In Black" phenomenon, still a larger-than-life mystery - perhaps with some actuality, perhaps only as a psychological symbol for distrust of the still-reticent government entities involved with unidentified aerial phenomena. In any case, these Saucerian Bulletins - small, short, and unpretentious - are extraordinarily rare symbols themselves of what was going on in those early years of the modern UFO era. L100 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Double Star

      Doubleday & Company, New York 1956 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Heinlein on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points including the correct title "The Dragon in the Sea" printed on the back flap that was changed to "The Door into Summer" on later editions. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Heinlein First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        DOUBLE STAR.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1956 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 508. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 587-90. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to front corners, some moderate rubbing and creasing to spine ends, small rubbed area at upper front spine fold, and short closed tear at upper edge of front panel. A bright, attractive copy. (#126399) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Double Star

      Doubleday, Garden City NY 1956 - A nice copy of the third winner of the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. Spine is slightly cocked from having been read. Dustjacket is frayed at top and bottom of spine, with a half-inch tear on the lower right hand front cover leading to a folding crease across the bottom of the front. Jacket art by Mel Hunter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Other Change of Hobbit]
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        Tiger, Tiger! [The Stars My Destination] (First UK Edition)

      Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1956 - First Edition. Bester's best-known novel, preceding the US edition, which was published as "The Stars My Destination." Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Just a hint of the usual age toning to the page edges. Jacket has a very short closed tear and very small associated crease at the bottom front hinge fold, with two small spots of dust soiling at the rear panel, else a superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      Doubleday 1956 - DOUBLE STAR, Doubleday, 1956, first edition, light wear to the front paste-down near the fore edge of the board (and totally hidden by the front dust-wrapper flap), small stamp at the base of the paste-downs, else just about fine in a bright vg+/near fine dust-wrapper with some minor restoration at the dust-wrapper spine extremities and some slight wear and tear and with absolutely no fading to the dust-wrapper spine. Actually a very nice copy of this, the first of the authors four HUGO winning novels. Along with DOUBLE STAR in Astounding Science Fiction for February thru April, 1956, first edition, 3 volumes, g/vg in full color pictorial wraps. The true first edition of this, the first of the authors four HUGO winning novels. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        In the Winter of Cities

      New Directions, New York 1956 - First edition. White parchment boards in labeled slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase wrapped in brown paper, possibly the publisher's wrapping paper This is designated as "Out of Series #6" of 100 copies and is Signed by the author. A total of 109 copies were printed. A copy at the University of Texas is marked "Out of Series #1"; this is almost certainly a presentation issue. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Bolivar. Numerous sketches, drafts, outlines, and other material related to Hollywood Producer Lester Cowan's abandoned film project about Simon Bolivar. Typical item: typed Memorandum dated September 8, 1956 to Philip H. Burton (who adopted and taught Richard Burton). Concise description of materials in this collection: black & white photo print of famous Simon Bolivar portrait by an anonymous painter; 8 page plot outline, typed MS with Cowan's notes in pencil and ink; 4 page typed "Memorandum" from Cowan to Burton dated September 8, 1956, including outline of plot, preface notes, & Continuity of Boliver, Santander, Manuela Story; second copy of same "Memorandum", Cowan to Burton 9/8/56, this copy with MS notes inked in margins and on small page attached to paper clipped section; 9/20/56 typed one page "Memorandum" Cowan to Burton, minor MS inked correction notes presumably by Cowan; copy of typed, stapled 10 page document, "Campaigns of Bolivar to be Reena

      1956. . 8vo. [ca. 100] pp., Very Good, Typed pages with MS notation, stapled, paper-clipped & loose.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Six Television Plays

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1956. First. First edition. Near fine in an edgeworn and internally repaired, about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Leonard Sitomer, an agent in the play department at the William Morris Agency, with apparent affection: "April 3, 1956 To Leonard, With grateful thanks for helping this, and so many other projects, along the way to fruition -- Reggie." Laid in are two Autograph Letters Signed by Rose, to Sitomer's wife (Signed "Reg"), and to his parents (Signed "Reginald Rose"), apparently upon Sitomer's death. Each letter is one-and-a-half pages long, and each expresses eloquent and sincere condolences. Six plays that appeared first on television, including two that were made into films: Twelve Angry Men and Crime in the Streets with James Whitemore, John Cassavetes, and Sal Mineo. This book was published shortly before the teleplay of Twelve Angry Men was made into the classic Sidney Lumet courtroom drama featuring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, and Martin Balsam. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter.

      Chatto & Windus. London 1956 - First edition. DW. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, "For Angharad with love and best wishes from Iris Murdoch." With a flourish and star. Also one sided hand-written letter loosely inserted in envelope addressed by Murdoch. Addressed in her own hand, "Dear Angharad, so sorry - very many people send me books for autograph. Alas I am becoming confused, seeing the pile! Are the books you sent 'An Unofficial Rose' and 'A Flight from the Enchanter'? Or other ones? Many apologies - with all best wishes, Iris." Head and tail of spine sl. crumpled. Half title partially browned, outer edegs of pages sl. foxed. VG+ in internally browned wrapper by Edward Bawden that is sl. soiled and spotted and creased and sl. chipped along extremities but is still very attractive. cscase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Sixpence that Rolled Away

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1956. Illustrated by Edward Bawden. Octavo. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Partial tanning to free endpapers. Binding and contents bright and fresh. A superb copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Chatto & Windus,. 1956. Octavo,. boards.. Mild spine lean, a nearly fine copy in very good or better dust. jacket (designed by Edward Bawden) with mild wear at upper spine end. and corner tips and some tanning to spine and rear panels. (#133089). First edition. The author's second novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      London: Chatto and Windlus, 1956., 1956. FIRST EDITION of the author's second novel. Near fine publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, a little foxing to top edge, in near fine, generally bright dust jacket designed by Edward Bawden, lightly sunned to spine and very minimal wear to extremities. Unusual in such a lovely condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Chatto & Windus. London.,1956. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. 8vo. A very good, bright and clean copy in a very good dustwrapper, designed by Edward Bawden, with a couple of very small chips to the top and bottom of the spine which suffers from a lttle toning but is still bright and fresh. Previous owner neat name and city, dated 1956, on front free endpaper.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Le Dauphiné par Stendhal. Mémoires d'un Touriste. [ Livre dédicacé par Michel Béret ]

      Michel Béret, Georges Leblanc, Imp. 1956 - 15 burins originaux par Michel Béret, un des XV exemplaires numérotés réservés aux Collaborateurs, 1 vol. in-12 format à l'italienne en feuillets sous couv. rempliée illustrée, sous double emboîtage illustré, Michel Béret, Georges Leblanc, Imp., 1956 Bel envoi de Michel Béret. Magnifique petit ouvrage remarquablement illustré par Michel Béret. Ces 15 burins nous présentent des vues du Vercors, de La Table du Roi, Vienne, Saint-Antoine, Valence, Romans, le Mont-Aiguille, La Meije, Vizille, Briançon, Saint-Véran, Château-Queyras, la Grande Chartreuse et Grenoble. Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Un Americain A New York Et A Paris.

      Paris, Rene Julliard, 1956 - Paris, Rene Julliard, 1956, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Limited issue, Not only is this one of only 30 numbered copies printed on Corvol with printed buff wrappers, but this is copy No. 1 (can there be a more desirable copy?), translated from Steinbeck's English by Jean-Francois Rozan, one of the rarest of Steinbeck's "A" items, it seldom comes on the market, there is no British or American equivalent of this book, although there was a "trade" edition with an illustrated cover, Goldstone & Payne A35a, Morrow 238, now housed in a beautiful custom clamshell case. A fine copy, uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders [Inscribed by the Translator]

      London: Collins. 1956. This is the first English-language edition of Calvino's first book, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun and inscribed by Colquhoun in the year of publication. Tiny corner bumps; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with slight spine fading, light chipping to corners and crown, and a small creased edge tear. Colquhoun also translated or co-translated several of Calvino's later books, such as The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Nonexistent Knight, The Watcher, Difficult Loves, Our Ancestors, and Adam, One Afternoon. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Picasso Lithographe III, 1949-1956

      Monte Carlo: André Sauret, Editions du Livre, 1956. Tall 4to. 158 pp. Stiff wraps. Lacking the original lithograph frontispiece. Lithographic cover (M. 280) is present but unattached at spine, as usual. Printed by Mourlot. Good in original glassine jacket as well as clear plastic jacket protector.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Pierre Morhange. Légères piqûres sur le dos, une petite trace de pliure angulaire en tête du premier plat, agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Life is good & good for you in New York trance fitness revels.

      - Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1956. In -4, con 188 illustrazioni fotografiche riprodotte in héliogravure; legatura tutta tela editoriale, sovraccoperta illustrata a colori. Edizione originale. Uno dei più importanti libri di fotografia di tutti i tempi. Esemplare completo della brochure, con restauro di 1/2 cm. all'angolo superiore della sovraccoperta. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Freddi]
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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York: Trance Witness Revels

      London: Photography Magazine,, 1956. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Includes the brochure bookmark, still attached by its black cord. llustrated throughout with monochrome photographic reproductions. Spine bumped, brochure bookmark toned, dust jacket chipped and rubbed to edges with a few closed tears, front flap creased. First UK edition, first impression, issued at the same time in Paris and Italy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Brave Cowboy

      New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1956. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First printing of Abbey's second novel, adapted as the classic Western movie '"Lonely are the Brave." Previous owner inscription on front endpapers, a few pencil notations on rear endpaper. Signed on title page. Book has seen some wear: hinges are split in both front and rear, edges of boards are worn, corners bumped. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped but is torn along several edges, corners are missing.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      (Lower Marston Farm, Risbury): Whittington Press, 2011. quarter buckram and paper covered boards, slipcase. Whittington Press. 22 x 15 inches. quarter buckram and paper covered boards, slipcase. 64 pages. One of 185 copies signed by the author/artist, Andrew Anderson. A monumental collection of thirty-five linocuts of cathedrals and medieval structures by Anderson, presented full-size, with the artist's commentary on each of the illustrations. Anderson has been a practicing architect for most of his career, and began making wood-engravings and linocuts in 1956, when he was nineteen years old. Early on, he became deeply influenced by Eric Gill, but eventually discovered his own voice as an artist by referencing architectural elements and mixing images with lettering and symbolism. From John Randle at the Whittington Press... "Andrew Andersons astonishing linocuts are an arresting mix of image, lettering and symbolism. The images show strong influences of his background as an architect with a particular interest in mediaeval architecture; the lettering brings Eric Gill to mind, but with an added fluency and versatility; and much of the symbolism comes from his involvement with cathedral and church architecture. He has written about his work in MATRIX 28, pp. 9. He combines these three elements with immense skill and with a rare dedication, and yet his images have an astonishing vibrance and magnetism. Little known or seen over the years, hampered perhaps because of their size and the artists preoccupation with his architectural work, they appear here for the first time in a readily accessible form, each with a note by the artist explaining its content and symbolism. The large format of A VISION OF ORDER allows most of the prints to be tipped in unfolded. Like our Posters published in 1996, it will be a monumental volume in its own right, set in a large size of the Caslon type for which the Press has become renowned. Tom Mayo, who will be doing much of the printing of this large and unusual project, will be posting a blog giving an illustrated report of its progress." Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Signed by 11 members of the Warren Court!

      Philatelic Display Signed ?Earl Warren? as Chief Justice and ?Hugo L. Black,? ?Felix Frankfurter,? ?W O Douglas,? ?Harold H. Burton,? ?Tom C. Clark,? ?John M. Harlan,? ?Wm. J. Brennan, Jr.,? and "Charles E. Whittaker? as Associate Justices of the Supreme Court on an 8.5? x 11? sheet of stationery engraved ?Supreme Court of the United States / Washington, D.C.? Also signing is ?John T. Fey / Clerk.? Fey served as Clerk of the Supreme Court from 1956-1958 when he became President of the University of Vermont. Light rippling gives it a parchment-like effect. A plate block of ten 3¢ National Capital Sesquicentennial stamps picturing the U.S. Supreme Court Building has been affixed beneath the letterhead. Fine condition.A pair of the 3¢ Supreme Court stamps have been affixed beneath the plate block. Signing next to them are ?Stanley Reed? and ?Sherman Minton.? On October 16, 1956, Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. suc

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Lying in the Sun

      Rubert Hart-Davis, London 1956 - A very bright and clean copy of this very scarce early O'Brian title. Price-clipped and with a previous owner signature on the front free endpaper, else fine. Published in the US as The Walker and Other Stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        The Barbarous Coast.

      New York: Knopf, 1956. - First edition. Orig. patterned paper boards. Very minor browning to the foot of the spine o/w a fine copy of this delicate book in the d/w which has a touch of rubbing and creasing at the foot of the spine, and a bit of soiling to the cream rear panel but in fact about fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. - First edition. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny chip at top flap fold area and lightly rubbed at head of spine. PI Lew Archer is hired to find Hester Campbell, a bomb-shell beauty and swimming instructor at The Channel Club, who has simply disappeared. As Lew pokes around Malibu, he quickly finds himself in a case involving blackmail, blood-money, and murder! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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      E. Weyhe, NY 1956 - Square 4to., 103 pp., b&w photographs on glossy, heavy stock. A fine copy in near fine dw. The first full monograph on the photographer. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Margaret Truman's Wedding Waltz

      1956 - Typed Document Signed as former President, March 21, 1956. 1 p. "She lived in the White House / With her Dad and Mother / For her father was President / Better than any other." Three years removed from the presidency, and a month before her daughter's marriage, Truman signs a lyrical tribute to Mary Margaret Truman, intended to be sung to the tune of the "Missouri Waltz."Historical BackgroundMissourian Harry Truman, it was widely reported, loved to play the "Missouri Waltz" in the White House. In 1949, after Truman's comeback victory over Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election, the Missouri legislature adopted it as the official state song. "Missouri Waltz" was written by Tin Pan Alley lyricist James Royce Shannon in 1916 over a 1914 composition by Frederick Knight Logan.Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (1924- ) is the daughter of President Harry Truman and a writer of biographies, books on the White House, and best-selling mystery novels. A graduate of George Washington, she aspired to be a singer, and performed on stage and radio in the late 1940s and 1950s. On April 21, 1956, she married New York Times reporter Clifton Daniel in Independence, Missouri. In 1972, the year of her father's death, she published Harry S. Truman, a critically acclaimed biography using materials from the Truman Presidential Library, on whoseBoard of Directors she continues to serve.Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), Thirty-third President of the United States. A Missouri native, Truman was first elected to public office in 1922, winning a judge's seat of the Jackson County Court. After serving several terms, Truman was elected to the Senate in 1934, and in 1940 gained national attention for his chairmanship of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, which was eventually nicknamed "The Truman Committee." Truman continued his political rise in 1944; he was elected Vice-President as FDR's running mate. After only 82 days in the White House, Truman was thrust into the Presidency when FDR died unexpectedly. His inheritance was a world at war. Germany had surrendered, but Japan refused to give up the battle. Truman, in a desperate move to avoid having to invade the Japanese mainland, ordered the deployment of two atomic bombs. They were dropped on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945. As President, Truman waged an undeclared war on the Soviet Union, drafting the "Truman Doctrine", which proclaimed the United States' willingness to provide aid to countries resisting communism. And the Marshall Plan sought to strengthen the European economy in the hopes that this, too, would prevent the spread of Soviet influence. He also brought United States troops into the Korean War (1950-1953). In addition to his cold war activities, Truman's administration expanded the New Deal, and promoted Civil Rights initiatives.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        East of Everest

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956. Illustrated with b&w photos. SIGNED BY HILLARY AND LOWE ON THE TITLE PAGE. Very tidy, just some traces of foxing in the edges. The dust jacket is bright, price unclipped, rubbed at corners, in a clear film protective sleeve.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback.

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