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        Moïse / Moses. Farblithographie. 1956.

      - 1956. 35,5 : 26,2 cm. Mourlot 125, 130. - Gauss 125, 130. - Cramer 25. - Erschienen in Verve, vol. 33/34, La Bible.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Partially Printed Document Signed ("Flannery O'Connor")

      One leaf. Folio. Partially printed both sides. Old folds, a small tape repair at one split fold, else a near fine example. A contract, dated 20 March 1956, between French publisher Librairie Gallimard and O'Connor for the French publication of A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Signed by O'Connor, and additionally signed by her mother Regina Cline O'Connor, as witness. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Published by The Bodley Head, 1956. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Baynes, Pauline. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped, some slight fading to cover edges. Foxing to first few and last few pages and outer page edges else a nice bright copy. Blue pictorial wrapper is edge rubbed with a few tiny closed tears, foxed and a bit grubby on rear panel. Overall a very good copy of the scarce first edition. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Last Battle

      London: Bodley Head,, 1956. A Story for Children. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Some ghosting to the spine, dust jacket torn to the foot of the folds to the front panel, some light creasing to the foot of the front panel, foxing to the back panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Last Battle. A Story for Children

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1956. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. 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. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Selected Chinese Paintings by Shih T'ao. Ku Gua He Shang Liu Shi Er Sui Shi Hua Ce

      N. P., 1956 - Elephant folio, 49*32.5cm. 8 tipped in color plates housed in folder. Calligraphic title by Chang Dai Chien. Text in FRENCH. UNDATED, but OCLC dates it 1956 and locates only one copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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      Contact Press, Toronto 1956 - Plain beige stapled wrappers. 23 pages of mimeographed poems. Complimentary copy. Paper is browned and the cover page is flaking at the edges. Early and RARE item from the Contact Press, probably the most influential Canadian poetry press of its day. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Enrico Baj

      Milano - New York: Edizioni Schettini, 1956. Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati per l'Italia. ril tela, sovracoperta illustrata con una lito originale a colori (cloth, DJ is an original lithograph in colour by the Artist). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Con 4 litografie originali a colori a doppia pagina espressamente eseguite dall'Artista per questa monografia (cm 28,5x42,5). Numerose ill. in nero n.t. e XLII tavole in nero e a colori applicate. Nota biografica e bibliografia Lito tirate a Magenta presso la Litografica Fornaroli. Volume rilegato con tela stampata su disegno originale di Baj dalla Manifattura Artistica Isa di Busto Arsizio. Es. 417 Timbro di appartenenza (Owner's stamp) [Baj, 1986]

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        El rufián dichoso. Edición y prólogo de Francisco Noy. Ilustraciones al aguafuerte de Ramón de Capmany.

      - B., Ediciones "Hora", 1956, 33 x 25’5 cm., plena piel, hilos dorados en ambas tapas, corte superior dorado, 188 págs. – 6 h., incluso 14 aguafuertes en colores, 11 de ellos a toda página. (Bella edición impresa a dos tintas en papel "Roya Annam". Tirada de 185 ejemplares). CERVANTES

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Le Crépuscule des Vieux

      Gallimard, Paris 1956 - Paris, Gallimard, 1956. In-8°, 367 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires (dont 5 HC) sur vélin de Hollande, premier papier avant 70 sur Lafuma et 550 en cartonnage Bonet (n° 4). Exemplaire parfait, non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Incredible Harry Truman letter on Ike, <I>"I do not like to discuss the President's health . . . I do feel like talking about his running of the presidency before his heart attack."</I>

      Typed letter signed, "Harry Truman", one page, 8.5" x 10.5". Kansas City, MO. August 3, 1956. To Dr. Herbert Koteen. No edge wear, the usual folds. Very fine condition. Truman responds to Dr. Howard Koteen's letter regarding Eisenhower's run for Presidency after his heart attack. Koteen expresses a concern on the physical toll the presidency could have on Eisenhower. Truman responds in full, "Dear Dr. Koteen: Your letter, with enclosures, of July 28th was very much appreciated. I do not like to discuss the President's health because that is a matter on which he and his physicians will have to make a decision. I do feel like talking about his running of the presidency before his heart attack. That, I think, is a legitimate subject to discuss. Sincerely yours, Harry Truman." Letter comes with Koteen's letter and original transmittal envelope.

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      New York: Macmillan, [1956].. Cloth. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. First U.S. edition of the concluding volume of the CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. Top edges of boards lightly dust-marked, but a very good copy in lightly corner worn dust jacket with a few small nicks and creases, and a creased tear at the toe of the lower joint.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Life is good & good for you in New York: Trance Witness Revels

      Milano: Feltrinelli, 1956. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. 188 fotografie in nero a piena pagina. Allegato libretto di descrizione delle foto legato con punto metallico (16 pagine) Design di William Klein Sovracoperta con piccolissime riparazioni con nastro adesivo nella parte interna (DJ with small tape repairs on verso) [Parr, Badger, 2004]

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        The Chromosome Number in Man. Separat (=Offprint) ur Hereditas 42 (1956).

      Lund, 1956. 4to. Minor signs of wear. A fine copy, With signature of "Joh. Holtfreter" to top of p. (1). 6 pp. + 1 plate.. First printing, in the very rare off-print - Johannes Holtfreter's copy -, of the revolutionary paper that established for the first time the correct number of chromosomes in man, thus founding modern human cytogenetics. The present paper constitutes the most important breakthrough in genetics since Mendel. "The finding that the normal human diploid chromosome number was 46, rather than 48 as had been assumed for many years previously, represents the starting point of modern human cytogenetics, with great importance for future clinical applications in the detection of both constitutional chromosome abnormalities and somatic abnormalities such as those seen in cancers. This discovery, made 50 years ago at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Lund, Sweden, in December 1955 and published early in 1956 in the journal "Hereditas" (Tjio and Levan 1956), is now of historical as well as scientific importance." (Harper). "After 50 years, the paper of Tjio and Levan can be clearly seen as one of the major landmarks of human genetics, opening up the field of human chromosomes and of medical genetics generlly to detailed analysis, as well as fulfilling its original aim of providing a normal reference point for studies of chromosomes in cancer." (Harper).The rediscovery of Mendel's law at the end of the 19th century triggered intense interest in the principles of heredity; ever since that time, chromosome behavior had been studied scientifically, but although a great deal of scientific interest was directed towards learning more about chromosomes themselves, it wasn't until Joe Hin Tjio and Albert Levan's epochal discovery that the correct human chromosome count was established. For half a century it had been accepted that humans normally have 48 chromosomes - only due to Tjio and Levan were we to know that the chromosome number of man is actually 46. "Difficulties in determining the human diploid number arose for a variety of reasons. For one, early experiments that provided evidence for the chromosome theory often used invertebrate species that reproduced in large numbers and had a relatively low number of well-defined chromosomes. Neither of these characteristics, of course, is a common finding in humans. In addition, the human samples initially used for chromosome analysis were derived from fresh testicular tissue in which haploid meiotic cells were often present. Furthermore, what morphology could be deduced suggested that human chromosomes were more complex than those of the model organisms studied earlier. In light of these and other factors, an erroneous estimate by prominent cytologist Theophilus Painter dominated the field for decades, until researchers Joe Hin Tjio and Albert Levan eventually applied new technology to identify the true diploid number of human chromosomes." (O'Connor). As Painter's estimate of 48 chromosomes had been generally accepted from studies over the previous 30 years, study of normal human chromosomes was not an active research field in the mid-1950's. Albert Levan - one of the key figures in cancer cytogenetics -, however, extensively studied the chromosomes of human cancers and realized that it was necessary to be certain of the normal human karyotype. Likewise, Joe Hin Tjio - who then was primarily involved in plant cytogenetics - realized the importance and necessity in establishing the correct number. "In the decades following Painter's work, scientists continued to refine their methods for preparing chromosomes for microscopy. Sectioning of paraffin-embedded preserved tissue was gradually replaced by squash techniques, in which small tissue specimens are placed on a microscope slide and then literally squashed under a cover slip to produce a single layer of cells. This approach gained broad acceptance as it eliminated any need to slice through tissues and reconstruct the organization of chromosomes in a single nucleus from several different sections. Chromosome preparations were also dramatically improved by combining treatment with a hypotonic salt solution (described by T. C. Hsu in 1952) and cell fixation. This combination of treatments enhanced chromosome spreading without deterioration or fragmentation, thereby facilitating better chromosome counts. In fact, in 1956, these techniques enabled researchers Joe Hin Tjio and Albert Levan to make a more accurate estimate of the human chromosome number.When their classic paper was published in 1956, Tjio and Levan had already been collaborating for several years. Albert Levan was a well-established cytologist who had pioneered the use of colchicine for analyzing chromosomes. Colchicine is a plant-derived toxin that arrests cells in metaphase, the point in the cell cycle at which chromosomes are most condensed. Colchicine is toxic to animals, but Levan and others found that colchicine allowed investigators to work with cells grown in tissue culture. Capturing cells at a specific state of mitosis when the chromosomes are condensed and easily tracked improved the reliability of their observations... Tjio and Levan used spreads such as these in their research, eventually reporting summary data from 261 unique chromosome spreads obtained from 22 different cell cultures of fetal lung tissue. All of the cultures were used within a few days after the tissue was obtained, thus minimizing the possibility of long-term culture-induced artifacts of chromosome number. The results were both clear and replicable. In the words of Tjio and Levan, "We were surprised to find that the chromosome number 46 predominated in the tissue cultures from all four embryos, [with] only single cases deviating from this number." Appreciating the fact that these in vitro data may not have been representative of cells in the body (i.e., in vivo data), Tjio and Levan also highlighted the importance of finding the same chromosome number in spermatogenic cells from testicular samples. Within a year, Ford and Hamerton (1956) did just that, providing confirmatory data by reporting the diploid chromosome number in human testicular cells to be 46." (O'Connor). The revolutionary finding of Tjio and Levan was submitted to the Swedish journal "Hereditas" (which was published for the Mendelian Society of Lund) on January 26, 1956, only a month and four days after the discovery, and appeared in the April issue. "The clarity and unambiguous nature of the published results in the "Hereditas" paper meant that the predominant reaction internationally was surprise rather than dispute; confirmation rapidly came from other workers, while workers who had previously supported the number of 48 soon admitted that they had been wrong. Additional publicity was given in the form of a display by Tjio at the 1956 International Genetics Congress in Copenhagen. Debate rapidly turned to the question of how it was that repeated studies done over the previous 30 years had found 48, not 46 chromosomes. This is an important general issue for science..." (Harper). "Joe Hin Tjio (born Nov. 2, 1919, Java, Indon.-died Nov. 27, 2001, Gaithersburg, Md.), Indonesian-born American geneticist who dispelled a 50-year-held belief that the number of chromosomes in the human cell was 48 when he established that the majority of human cells contain 46 chromosomes, arranged in 23 pairs. While working in 1955 at the Institute of Genetics in Lund, Swed., Tjio used a newly discovered technique to separate chromosomes from the nucleus of a cell; he helped establish modern cytogenetics-the study of the relationship between the structure and activities of chromosomes and the mechanisms of heredity-as a major branch of genetics. His work led to the discovery in 1959 that those people afflicted with Down syndrome have an additional chromosome in their cells." (Encycl. Britt.). JOHANNES HOLTFRETER was the world's foremost experimental embryologist in the decades between 1930 and 1960. He initiated and contributed substantially to many lines of experimentation (that are still ongoing) in the analysis of the embryonic "organizer" (a part of the embryo essential for the development of the proper body plan) and embryonic induction. Through his research on amphibian embryos, Holtfreter made many significant discoveries in the field of developmental biology and is considered one of the most significant embryologists of the 20th century. See:Peter S. Harper: The Discovery of the Human Chromosome Number in Lund; in: Hum. Genet. 119, 2006: pp.226-232.Clare O'Connor: Human Chromosome Number. In: Nature Education. 1(1):43. 2008. Garrison&Morton: 256.2 ("Proof that the normal chromosome number in man is 46")

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        OLD FRIENDS. Personal Recollections. Presentation Copy.

      Chatto & Windus, London 1956 - First Edition. Bell, Clive. OLD FRIENDS. Personal Recollections. Presentation Copy From Clive Bell. London: Chatto & Windus, 1956. First Edition of Clive Bell's collection of personal essays on Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, and the Bloomsbury Group in general. Presentation Copy Inscribed by Clive Bell to the front free endpaper. "For Dear Jeanne [De Casalis] from the author-who loves her. January 1957". Jeanne De Casalis (1896-1966) was both a stage and radio actress, as well as a playwright. Laid-in is a hand written Doctor's prescription to Jeanne De Casalis. 8vo. 200 pp. With black and white photographic illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles in pictorial dustwrapper. Kirkpatrick and Clarke F9. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        7 Originalphotographien.

      St. Veit, Salzburg, Gmunden u. a., 1956 bis 1979.. Verschiedene Formate. Mit mehreren Beilagen (s. u.).. Die älteste der hier vorliegenden Aufnahmen zeigt Bernhard und seine spätere Lebensfreundin Hede (eigentlich: Hedwig) Stavianicek zusammen mit deren Nenn-Nichte Inge Mau - die Tochter von Hedes Freundin Carla Kluge - und einer Frau Prof. Stieve (dat. Salzburg, 1956), eine wohl wenig später entstandene Aufnahme zeigt Bernhard neben seinem damaligen Kollegen am Mozarteum, Ludwig Skumautz (geb. 1929); 2 Photographien zeigen Bernhard und seinen Halbbruder Peter Fabjan in Gmunden (dat. 19. Oktober), 1 vom selben Tag datierende Aufnahme zeigt Bernhard zusammen mit Hede Stavianicek und Carla Kluge; 1 Bild aus dem Jahr 1975 zeigt Bernhard in St. Veit, und ein letztes schließlich Bernhard und Carla Kluge bei einem Ausflug zur Burg Hochosterwitz (späte 1950er Jahre). Diese zuletzt erwähnte Aufnahme ist Teil eines 123 Bilder und Bildpostkarten umfassenden privaten Photoalbums von Carla Kluge, in dem Bernhard noch ein weiteres Mal aufscheint, nämlich auf der schon zuvor erwähnten und hier als Doublette einmontierten Aufnahme zusammen mit Ludwig Skumautz. Weiters beiliegend 1 Photo mit einem Portrait von Hede Stavianicek und 1 Aufnahme, die vermutlich ihr oder Carla Kluges Haus in Wien bzw. Berlin zeigt, sowie 2 photographische Reproduktionen (Hede Stavianicek und Thomas Bernhard bzw. ein Portrait ihrer selbst aus sehr jungen Jahren). - Dazu: Zeitungsartikel und Verlags- bzw. Ausstellungsprospekte über Thomas Bernhard sowie einige Kopien samt einer Visitenkarte von Carla Kluge und einer des Kurt Kluge-Archivs.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Last Battle

      Geoffrey Bles, London, 1956 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain-coated endpapers burgundy, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With black and white illustrations throughout. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. Some ghosting to the spine, dust jacket torn to the foot of the folds to the front panel, some light creasing to the foot of the front panel, foxing to the back panel. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Praha: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby A Umeni, 1956. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. S Uvodni Studii Lubomir Linharta. Testo di Lubomir Linharta e due poesie di Vladimir Holan e Jaroslav Seifert in lingua ceca. 232 fotografie riprodotte in eliogravura, di cui 6 su tavole ripiegate Sovracoperta con piccole e accurate riparazioni nella parte interna (Dustwrapper with some professional, internally mended tears) [Farova, 1990; Roth, 2004]

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        Saucers - June 1956. UFO

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

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        La tete tournee

      Andre Suaret, Monte Carlo 1956 - 177 pages. 25 x 19 cm. Twelve original black and white lithographs signed in the plate, printed by Mourlot. Limited edition, one of 350 copies, this a hors commerce copy marked HC -- a signed presentation copy in blue ink on free front endpaper to Maximilien Gouriener. MONOD 11354. Bright, fresh copy. Orig. illustrated stiff cream wrappers lettered in red. Near fine in slightly nicked glassiner overwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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      [Paris: Louis Broder, 1956].. Small quarto. Stiff lithographically decorated wrappers. Lithographed three panel frontis (replicating the slipcase decoration) and three original full-plate dry-point etchings. Textual illustrations. Fine (but see below) in glassine, chemise and shelfworn slipcase. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies on Vergé de Montval, from a total edition of 180 numbered copies, all signed on the justification by Pablo Picasso, who contributed the three dry-points (two of them portraits of Jacob) and the lithographs. The textual illustrations are original woodcuts by Georges Aubert after drawings by Picasso. This collection of Jacob&#39;s essays was published as a tribute to him on what would have been the occasion of his 80th birthday. In this copy, either in error or by action of a previous owner, the title-leaf bifolium has in its place the [4]pp prospectus, with the upper panel replicating the title-page. ARTIST & THE BOOK 238. MONOD 6297. GOEPPERT 78. BLOCH 743-745, 802-804.

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        Bible. Verve, Vol. VIII, N. 33 et 34

      Paris: Verve, 1956. ril cartone. Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Ce double numéro est consacré à la reproduction intégrale en héliogravure des 105 planches gravées à l&#39;eau-forte par Marc Chagall, entre 1930 et 1955, pour l&#39;illustration de la Bible. L&#39;artiste a composé spécialement pour la présent ouvrage 16 lithographies en couleurs et 12 en noir, ainsi que la couverture et la page de titre. Textes par Jean Wahl et Meyer Schapiro. 105 planches en noir Ce volume a été achevé d&#39;imprimer par les Maitres-Imprimeurs Draeger Frères pour l&#39;héliogravure et par Mourlot Frères pour la lithographie

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      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,. [1956]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.75. on the front flap) with light rubbing at spine ends and corner tips,. several faint wrinkles at upper spine end, and some internal tanning. with a bit of show through to yellow lettering on spine panel.. Overall, an attractive example of the jacket. (#113345). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-520.

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        Informationsbulletin (Czechoslovakia) / Rat der Jüdischen Gemeinden in Böhmen und Mähren zu Prag; Zentralverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden in der Slovakei [4 volumes, 32 issues]

      NP n/d - Ex-library. 1 quarto & 3 octavo volumes. Original bulletins bound in matching red library buckram with gold lettering on spine. Vol. I: Sep. 1956 - Feb. 1960. Vol. II: Apr. 1960 - Jan. 1962. Vol. III: Jan. 1963 - Nov. 1964. Vol. IV: Feb. 1965 - Sept. 1966. Rare collection of this news release (entitled Informationsbulletin) which was published by the Council of Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia from 1956-1971. Many of the articles describe a variety of Holocaust remembrance events concerning the Jewry of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the contribution of research and writing by rabbis and scholars to promote Holocaust remembrance, production of dramas and art exhibitions focusing on the suffering of the Czechoslovakian Jews during World War II, etc. Library stamp on page edges and front and rear endpapers in octavo volumes. Usual age toning to leaves. Mimeographed typescript. Text in German. Tight copies in very good condition. Broken but rare run of this Jewish periodical, published in Communist Czechoslovakia. Total of 32 issues. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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]

      [Bookseller: Von Meyenfeldt, Slaats & Sons]
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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]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Industry Map of Oakland - Richmond, Alameda - Contra Costa County, CA.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, rev. 1958. 1956 - Blueline print, 30 inches x 112 inches. From First Street and Linden Street to Giant and Sobrante station points. Colored pencilling indicates zones and districts. With Index to Industry listing approx 700 industries, indexed alphabetically and by number to map location. Scale 1 inch = 1000 feet.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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&#39;s Copy". Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. A brief poem, one of the author&#39;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&#39;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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