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        Industry Map of Oakland - Richmond, Alameda - Contra Costa County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1956, rev. 1958. Blueline print, 30 inches x 112 inches. Pencilled note indicates "Richmond Switching Zones & Limits have been zoned as of Oct. 13, 1960 on another industry map within file." From First Street and Linden Street to Giant and Sobrante station points. With Index to Industry listing approx 700 industries, indexed alphabetically and by number to map location. Scale 1 inch = 1000 feet.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Maclean's Magazine, July 7, 1956 *THE ROTHSCHILD'S FABULOUS STAKE IN CANADA*

      Canada Maclean's Magazine 1956. 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. First Edition Paperback Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Magazine; First Edition. Fair

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        The Deserted Altar: The Newdigate Prize Poem, 1956

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 1956. First. First edition. Stiff, stapled wrappers. Cover illustration by Dario Cecchi. Foxing to wrappers, and slightly in the text, else near fine. Poem by an American-born, Kenyon, Harvard, and Oxford-educated poet. This copy Inscribed by the author: "Coco Devotedly Ever, David. Oxford. June 20, 1956." As near as one could come to a dedication copy of this poem, which bears no printed dedication. When published in America, as the title poem of the author's first mainstream publication, The Deserted Altar and Other Poems, the books printed dedication read "These poems are for Coco." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Water Tower

      Chicago, 1956. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Signed. From edition of 100. Image measures 9" x 6.25". Rainy night city scene in Chicago. James Swann (1905-1985) was born in Texas. He moved to Chicago in 1933 where he became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

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        Theory and Structure of the Automatic Relay Computer E.T.L. Mark II

      Japan: Electrotechnical Laboratory, 1956. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. [2], viii, [2], [10 plates], [1]-214 pages. Original blue cloth with white titling on spine and front panel. Minor bumps to corners and wear to the extremities. Errata sheet tipped in on rear pastedown. INSCRIBED by author Komamiya "to Mr. Albert E. Slade with best wishes from the writer" on the front flyleaf. No 556 in the Researches of the Electrotechnical Laboratory (Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan). Cloth. "This was the first Japanese book published in English concerning an electromechanical digital computer built in Japan. The relay-based ETL-Mark 2, Japan's first programmable computer, was designed and built at the Electrotechnical Laboratory of the Ministry of Industrial Science and Technology. 'The ETL-Mark-2 was built in 1955, using a huge number of relays. It was not a stored-program computer...Programs for the ETL-Mark-2 were punched onto paper tape, which was read and executed instruction by instruction. To obtain a program loop, both ends of the tape were pasted together. The ETL-Mark-2 was basically a floating point machine, but additions and subtractions could be done using fixed-point arithmetic. In those days, vacuum tubes were not very reliable, and transistors had not been yet put to any practical use. Therefore, the use of relays was an obvious choice. After completion, the ETL-Mark-2 was used for a period of ten years as a stable, programmable computer' (Okoma 2000, 420). The ETL-Mark-2 had been preceded by the ETL-Mark-1, a prototype machine constructed in 1952 and used only for tests and experiments." Origins of Cyberspace 637 Scarce in the marketplace, especially inscribed. 14 copies in OCLC as of 11/2014.

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        A Collection of Central Bankers' Speeches. Complete Series of All Bi-annual Editions as Originally Published 1956-1980 in 13 Volumes

      Basle: Bank for International Settlements Press Service, 1956-1980, first edition. softcover, quarto large size (29 x 21 cm), printed (and since 1968 laminated) original cardboards, volume 1955-56 2, 89 pp, volume 1956-57 2, 123 pp, volume 1958-59 2, 117 pp., volume 1960-61 2, 137 pp, volume 1962-63 III, 168 pp, volume 1964-65 III, 147 pp., volume 1966-67, III, 147 pp, volume 1968-69 IV, 171 pp, volume 1970-71 IV, 158 pp, volume 1972-73 III, 156 pp, volume 1974-75 IV, 154 pp, 1976-77 IV, 117 pp, volume 1978-79 V, 124 pp, first volume 1955-56 in photoprint, all other volumes as originally published, all 13 volumes in excellent condition without marks or stamps, almost as new, from a private collection; 1. very rare complete collection of central bankers' speeches, published by the Bank for International Settlements, Basle, between 1956 and 1980, including speeches of the most prominent central bankers of the US Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Banque de France, Banca d'Italia, the Bank of Canada, the German Federal Bank, the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Netherlands Bank, and many others between 1955 and 1979

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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        FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIMES

      1956. Fine. THURBER, James. FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIMES. Illustrated by the Author. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First edition, specially bound, with a pencil inscription in Thurber's hand take up the entire first blank: "Merry Christmas to Terry, from Jim and Helen. 1956." Daise Terry was office manager at The New Yorker magazine. 8vo., printed on laid paper, beige cloth, titled in red to spine, line illustrations blind-stamped to spine and upper board, all edges stained red, red ribbon marker, dark blue endpapers. In a green paper-covered publisher's box, white line illustration to front panel, lettered in black and red. The book is mint; the box is near fine, with some neglible very light soiling and some light edgewear. (Bowden A24a).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Antarctic Archive from Operation Deep Freeze. 1956 - 1957

      1956. () Very good. An important archive of mixed original materials. In 1956 Col. Merle R. Dawson, a Transportation Corps officer, and two other officers reported to the Deep Freeze staff as technical advisors on trail operations. Dawson was placed in charge of tractor trains and traverse parties. Later that year, in his first field mission, he led the first group of men from Fort Eustis into Antarctica. Dawson and 12 otherTransportation Corps members had the mission to survey and build a safe trail across unexplored Antarctic territory. Finding a safe route was important over uncharted lands. They used a vehicle designed by Dawson, ressembling a large spider, to detect hidden crevasses. The team detoured around the crevasses or filled them with snow. Between 1956 and 1957, Dawson and his crew mapped a trail 650 miles inland and established Byrd Station, which became a major scientific station and exploration base. Because of the trail, supplies could be easily transported inland. Contents of this archive from Dawson?'s estate include his ice axe from 1957, two steno books labelled ?"Antarctic Trails Ops Data#1 and #2?" with field notes and photographs. A lined 8x10 notebook journal from 20 July 1956 to 12 May 1957 (he spent Christmas at mile 360 where they built a ?"cairn?" and erected a cross.) Dawson?'s passport, dogtags and photo portraits, a 4 page letter from Dawson to his wife, posted from Antarctica and mailed from Melbourne, 1 copies of an illustrated envelope that Dawson found in a ?"snowlocomobile?" from Byrd?'s 1939 expedition, Dawson?'s Navigation Note Book from 1942, a year book of Operation Deep freeze, a couple of other books relating to Antarctica, a 16 MM film reel of the orignal movie of Dawson?'s exploits, ?"Eleven Against the Ice,?" and a commemorative oil painting, framed, of Dawson, penguins, and the vehicle he designed to detect crevasses..

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        The Flight from the Enchanter

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Richter, Hans Theo. - "Trinkende auf dunklem Grund".

      . Lithografie / Pinsel- und Kreidelithografie, auf Büttenpapier, 1956. Von Hans Theo Richter. 32,6 x 19,6 cm (Darstellung) / 38 x 35,5 cm (Blatt). Schmidt 202. Rechts unter der Darstellung in Bleistift signiert. - Sehr gut erhalten. Hans Theo Richter (1902 Rochlitz ? 1969 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1919?23 Studium an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie in Dresden. 1926?31 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie u.a. bei Richard Müller, Meisterschüler von Otto Dix. 1929 bezog er ein Atelier in Dresden. Ab 1932 freischaffend. Freundschaft mit Karl Kröner und Paul Wilhelm. Ab 1932 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. 1933 Auszeichnung mit dem Rompreis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. 1938 Auszeichnung beim Internationalen Graphikwettbewerb in Chicago. 1941 Dürer-Preis der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Besuch bei Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin. 1944?46 Dozent für Grafik an der Staatlichen Akademie für Grafische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1947?67 Professor für Grafik an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Freundschaft mit Josef Hegenbarth und Wilhelm Lachnit. 1956 Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. 1959 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste in München. 1965 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München und Nationalpreis der DDR..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Autograph Note Signed ("Thornton Wilder") and dated ("Saratoga Springs, May 20, 1956") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt, Who's not only a master photographer, but a presence so tactful and soothing that I found myself working-really working-and working extra well, while he went about his task. With lots of regard, cordially ..." [And:] Autograph Note Signed ("G. Gamow") on recto of same leaf with cartoon sketch of "Me and you at La Jolla, Calif." by physicist George Gamow

      Saratoga Springs, may, 1956. 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, on recto only. Fine . A fantastic testament from Wilder to the great LIFE photographer's technique. With a humorous sketch by Big Bang theorist Gamow of Eisenstaedt with camera on the shore of La Jolla

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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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        Selected Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints

      Meiji-Shobo, Tokyo 1956 - Ex library. Elephant folio. 24 reproductions of woodcut prints & text book for prints resting in blue cloth portfolio with folding flaps, illustrated cover plate and ties. Typewritten title and library inventory number taped across head and tail of spine of portfolio. Some scuffing, sunning and discoloration to cloth. Library bookplate on inside of front cover. Contains 24 stunning reproductions by the Adachi Institute that were re-cut from original woodcuts. 22 plates in color, 2 in b/w, 3 of the plates are large fold-outs. All plates on folding paper-mat with cut-out exposing image, small paste-down sticker on margin with title of plate and name of artist. Double-fold with title-page & list of plates. Small stamp of library on back of each plate.Text volume is in original wrappers with glassine jacket. Heavy chipping and tearing on glassine. Library bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Usual age toning to pages. Small library stamp on free rear endpaper. Text by Ichitaro Kondo. Notes on Kabuki Subjects by Teruji Yoshida, English translation by Shigetaka Kaneko. Five pages on the history of Ukiyo-e, rest of the work has detailed notes on the prints in the plates volume. A magnificent portfolio with vibrant woodcuts. Overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians

      London: Heinemann,, 1956. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Ownership signature to half-title. Spine rolled and a little faded, hinges tender. An excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned spine, with some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Go in Beauty [Rare Bound Galleys, from the Library of Paul Bowles]

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1956 - Bound galleys of Eastlake's first book, the first novel in what became (with The Bronc People and Portrait of an Artist with Twenty-Six Horses) his Bowman Family Trilogy. This copy was sent to Paul Bowles: a letter laid in from an editor at Harper's announces the book and solicits comments from Bowles. 6-1/2" x 11-7/16", printed on rectos only and perfectbound in plain wrappers with a label partially removed from the front cover. In a custom clamshell case. A very near fine copy of a scarce proof, dating from an era in which the production of bound proof copies was the exception, not the norm: this is the only copy we've ever seen. With notable provenance, having come from Paul Bowles's library, and with textual differences from the published book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Giovanni's Room

      New York: The Dial Press. 1956. First. First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with some nominal soiling and a couple of small tears. A much better than usual copy of the author's controversial second novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eloge de Maurice UTRILLO.

      Manuel Bruker Editeur 1956 - In-4 ( 335 X 265 mm ) en feuilles sous couverture grise rempliée. Edition originale, illustrée de 7 lithographies originales 5 en couleurs dont 3 sur double-page et 2 en noir de Maurice UTRILLO. Tirage limité et unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, celui-ci ( N°6 ), 1 des 20 premiers enrichi d'une suite des lithographies sur vélin du Marais. Très bel exemplaire, complet du "Sonnet en l'honneur de l'Art Lyrique", fac-similé du texte autographe d'UTRILLO en 3 couleurs. Très rare avec la suite. peinture gravure estampe lithographie Beaux-arts [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eloge de Charles CAMOIN.

      Manuel Bruker Editeur 1956 - In-4 ( 335 X 265 mm ) en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée. Edition originale, illustrée de 8 lithographies originales 6 en couleurs dont 3 sur double-page, 1 en bistre et 1 en noir de Charles CAMOIN. Tirage limité et unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, celui-ci ( N°4 ), 1 des 20 premiers enrichi d'une suite des lithographies sur vélin du Marais dont le frontispice signé et justifié au crayon par l'artiste. Très bel exemplaire. Très rare avec la suite. Beaux-arts estampe peinture gravure lithographie [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      London: Michael Joseph,. [1956]. Octavo,. boards.. Page edges a bit dusty, a near fine copy in about near fine dust. jacket with light rubbing along front flap fold, edges, tiny closed. tear to lower front panel, and some dust soiling to rear panel.. (#127291). First edition. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Filmed in 1970 as "No Blade of Grass," which is the title of the U.S. edition of this book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-240. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44.

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Impression Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing, clean and unmarked throughout. A fine copy of the ultra scarce first edition/ third impression.

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        Profiles in Courage

      HARPER & BROS, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956: First edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "M-E". Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. Faint edge wear to boards and spine end. Light bit of offsetting at rear gutter. The dust just shows light edge wear, soiling and fading to the spine. A handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Nasty Weather" Original Signed Photograph of Pittsburgh by O. E. Romig

      Pittsburgh 1956 - Original 1956 O. E. Romig photograph, 14.5 x 19 inches, in archival mount and framing, 22 x 26 inches. The image is mounted on a blue backing which is titled and signed by Romig, then floated in mat and frame. The image portrays a rainy Pittsburgh day, with a woman standing on the stern of her houseboat along the Monongahela river, with Pittsburgh's downtown skyline in the misty distance. Very small spot in the sky area, no other visible signs of wear. A large, lovely photograph by Orlando E. Romig (1898- 1964), a Pittsburgh pictorialist-inspired photographer who exhibited in many shows around Pittsburgh and whose work can be found in several museum collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and others. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians

      London: Heinemann,, 1956 & 1967. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. [&] —— The Starlight Barking. More about The Hundred and One Dalmations. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jackets. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery with a Dalmatian to front cover and wraparound paw print design in white. Illustrations throughout. Hundred and One Dalmatians with light rubbing to corners, light fading to ends of spine, a very good copy in price clipped dust jacket with the commonly found fading to spine, moderate chipping to ends of spine and mild creasing to edges with just a touch of sunning to extremities. Starlight Barking is an excellent copy in like dust jacket. First editions, first impressions, of The Hundred and One Dalmations and its sequel. Presentation copies, the first title inscribed by Smith to the first blank, "To Madge and Gerald, with love from Dodie. Flinchingfield, Essex. November 1956"; the sequel inscribed by Smith on the first blank, "To Madge, with love from Dodie 1967." A fun set of this charming children's tale which was the basis for the popular Disney animated film. The recipients were Madge Compton (1893?-1970), the first book also to her second husband Gerald Lawrence (1873?-1957); both were actors. Madge Compton was a long-term friend of Smith's, having played a part in her comedy Dear Octopus, which opened at the Queen's Theatre, London on 15 September 1938.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hundred and One Dalmatians

      London: Heinemann, 1956: First edition, first printing, in a price clipped dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Previous owner name in pen on verso of front fly leaf, and on the front flap of the jacket as well. Lean to spine. Light edge wear to cloth, a few tiny spots to the front board. The dust jacket shows sunning, foxing and chipping, with tape repairs made from the verso along the rear spine fold where it appears a split once to mend a split. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        REACH FOR TOMORROW

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. Small octavo,. light green cloth.. Text block tanned as usual, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny. crease at upper edge of front panel and some dust soiling to white. background of spine panel. An important copy of a very elusive book.. (#111884). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Clarke dated in the year of publication: "For Fred & Pip, with my / very best wishes- / Arthur / Concord, 25 October '56." "Fred" and "Pip" are Frederick C. Durant III and his wife Pip Durant. Fred was a rocket scientist after World War II and became a longtime friend of Arthur C. Clarke, Clarke staying with the Durants during a visit to Washington, D.C. in the 1950s. Fred was involved in many space related organizations; American Rocket Society (president 1953); International Astronautical Federation (president 1953-1956); National Space Club (governor 1961) as well as being a fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). He was also Executive Director of the Arthur Clarke Foundation of the United States (Emeritus). Durant later served as director of astronautics for the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. A significant association copy inscribed by Clarke to a man would become good friend and who had a lifelong involvement in rocketry and space science. Clarke's second collection of short fiction; twelve stories including "Rescue Party," his first published story. Nice jacket painting by Richard Powers. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-104.

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        Paintings by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Volume 1

      Taipei, Taiwan: Shih-Ling Studio. c. 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Inscribed by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek to Mrs. Gladys Avery Tillett in 1962. Volume 1 only, published c. 1956. String bound silk wraps in cloth chemise. A bright, beautiful copy. The chemise with light fraying along the edges; bone clasps missing. Mrs. Tillett was active in North Carolina Democratic Party politics in the 1930s-50s and was a formidable part of the Democratic National Committee in those years. A similar copy sold at Kaminski Auctions (Beverly, MA) in 2010 for $3000. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        My Family and other Animals. IN FULL MOROCCO

      hart-davis, 1956, morocco, Book Condition: fine8vo., 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.

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        This Is Tomorrow

      London: The Whitechapel Art Gallery,, 1956. Edited by Theo Crosby. Designed by Edward Wright. Square octavo. Original ring-bound wrappers, titles to front cover in brown and white on blue background. Wrappers faintly toned, light creasing to bottom corner of rear wrapper. An excellent copy, exceptionally bright. First edition, first impression. One of 1,300 copies published of the catalogue of the This Is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 9 August?-9 September 1956 . The driving force behind the exhibition was Theo Crosby; there was no curator as such. Bryan Robertson was Director of the Whitechapel at the time. The organisers allotted gallery space to twelve groups of three to four architects, artists, designers and theorists, to collaborate, asking each group to produce work on the theme of modern life. This iconic show pre-empting the emergence of Pop Art.

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        A Collection of Children's & Young Adult books published by Abelard-Schuman (1956-1973)

      London, New York: Abelard-Schuman; Criterion Books. 1956-1973. A collection of 126 children's books, books for young adults, as well as some works for adults, published by Abelard-Schuman and their affiliate Criterion Books, from the private library of Lew and Frances Schwartz, the firm owners. They were published between 1956 and 1973, with most dating from the 1960s. Most are first editions, including many Advance Review copies, in good or very good condition. All are in their original dustwrappers. In its heyday Abelard-Schuman was a small but active quality firm owned by the husband-wife team of Lew and Frances Schwartz, with offices in London, New York and Toronto. Frances was a specialist in juvenile books, thus this became the specialty of the house, along with science-fiction and fantasy, mysteries, and historical surveys, aimed primarily at young adults, but also including some novels for adults. The firm also specialized in new and up and coming authors, the best known being Isaac Asimov, and illustrators such as Franz Josef Tripp, Michael Foreman, and others. In 1960 the firm purchased Criterion Books, which also specialized in young adult books. Throughout the 1960s the Abelard-Schuman/Criterion imprint retained its prestige and earned its bread and butter principally through sales to libraries. Thus it is rare to find an Abelard-Shuman book without library markings, and as the survival rate of children's and young adult books is notoriously low in any event, this is an unusually nice collection. Some notable titles include For The King by Ronald Welch [pseudonym of Ronald Oliver Felton], Pyewacket by Rosemary Weir, The Wise Man of Schilda and The Little Ghost by Otfried Preussler (both illustrated by F.J. Tripp), and the novel A Jack Is a King Inscribed by the author Norman Keifetz to Lew Schwartz. A detailed description of the archive is available upon request. .

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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. .

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        Times for a Tiger

      London: Heinemann, (1956). First edition, Proof Copy. 8vo. . In original wrappers, printed in red. About fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Malayan Trilogy, comprising 'Time for a Tiger', 'The Enemy in the Blanket' and 'Beds in the East'.

      William Heinemann, London 1956-1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionFirst Editions, first printings of Burgess' first three novels, written "as a sort of gentlemanly hobby, because I knew there wasn't any money in it", when he was serving in Malaya as a teacher and education officer with the British Colonial Service. Individual descriptions as follows: 'Time for a Tiger' (1956). 8vo. 214pp. Blue cloth lettered in gold at spine. Publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A sliver of discolouration to backstrip extremities and a tiny bump to the tip of a single corner. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good indeed with R.F.Micklewright-designed pictorial dust wrapper, just a little faded at spine panel, and lightly dust marked and nicked at chafed at several edges. 'The Enemy in the Blanket' (1958). 8vo. 221pp. Dark blue cloth lettered and ruled in silver at spine and with publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A small area of discolouration to head of backstrip and a short indentation to upper board. Bookplate to front endpaper. Top edge lightly spotted and dust marked. Binding just a little cocked and pulled, but a lovely bright copy internally, in handsome John Rowland-designed pictorial dust wrapper, predominantly white rear panel a little tanned and dust marked, spine panel lightly toned and chafed at extremities with several tiny slivers of loss. 'Beds in the East' (1959). 8vo. 237pp. Blue cloth, lettered in gold at spine and with publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A light scattering of spotting to top- and fore edge and to one or two preliminary leaves. A very nice, crisp copy in John Rowland-designed pictorial dust wrapper, publisher's red lettering just a little faded at spine panel and with a couple of short closed tears and resulting creases, and a small area of loss to head of spine. Some spotting to wrapper flaps. Really quite a nice example of this uncommon set in handsome non-clipped dust wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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