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

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the eighth impression in its matching eighth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows some loss to the spine ends, mainly the top. A bit of rubbing and loss to the flap fold corners, only minor rubbing to the edges, other than the upper spine area. No previous owners names or other writing to be found. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with one slightly bumped corner. The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 8th impression. The dustjacket is price clipped and in Very Good condition. The edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge faded but still showing a slight tint from the original green topstain. A custom slipcase will be provided to protect and show this beautiful copy of an early printing of this much sought after children's classic. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        LA CLEF DES CHAMPS

      Paris, Editions de l'Empire 1956 - 119pp. Bon Etat. Un vol. en ff. , sous chemise illustrée, étui, emboîtage. Tir. lim à 300 expl. celui ci un des 30 expL sur vélin d'arches avec une suite des illustrations dans l'état définitif sur Guarro. Exemplaire signé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur. Bel exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Emmanuelle Morin]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Out of Bedlam. XXVII Wood Engravings

      Dolman Press, Glenageary - 1956, number 225 out of 225 copies (of which 200 were for sale) printed on Irish Paper. (Wrappers) Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Small quarto. Light board covered in grey paper with an image of an orange bird on front cover. Corners are lightly bumped. The boards are covered by a brown paper jacket with a woodcut image on the front and maroon lettering. The edges of the jacket are slightly worn with some chipping. There are a few very small stains on the jacket. The text block is clean and tight. The book contains 27 beautiful and provocative wood engravings accompanied by interesting text. A truely lovely book. This beautiful collection of wood engravings by the famous wood engraver, figure painter and illustrator. Elizabeth Rivers was born in Hertfordshire, and studied at Goldsmith's College, London and later at the RA. She studied under André L'Hote in Paris, whose influence led to a long association with Evie Hone's stained glass studio in Dublin. She came to Ireland in 1935, and apart from the war years and a short period in 1955 she spent the rest of her life living and working in this country, finding inspiration among the mountains and villages of Connemara. Text by Christopher Smart. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Rendering of a Proposed House for Jenny Benjamin

      Berkeley, Calif., 1956. Pastel and pencil drawing. 20 x 30 inches. Framed. Inscribed and dated lower left and signed lower right. Literature: Maybeck, The Family Years by Jacomena Maybeck, p. 38. Provenance: Jacomena Maybeck. Exhibition: AIA Maybeck Exhibit, San Francisco, April-July 1982.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        "Boss Man Stengel Pats Larsen on the Dome", Original Photograph of Casey Stengel and Don Larsen after Larsen's Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series

      1956. Photograph taken by Pucci immediately after New York Yankees pitcher Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 5th game of the World Series. This is the original New York Daily News file photograph (NOT a reproduction), with the newspaper's typed description and date-stamped caption on the back. This large format is quite unusual; most Daily News file photos on the market are 7" X 10". For the serious baseball collector.. Very Good. 10 1/4" X 13 1/4".

      [Bookseller: Bertram & Williams, Books and Fine Art]
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        Symposium on computers (in Japanese) Typed letter signed to A Walther laid in

      Tokyo: Waseda University, 1956. One of the First Japanese Publications on Electronic ComputersSymposium on computers (in Japanese). Tokyo: Waseda University, November 1956. Modern black cloth. [4], 105 [1]pp. Pp. 33-40 on 2 folding leaves. 243 x 174 mm. A few pencil annotations. Provenance: Alwin Walther and the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with library stamp on the title. See nos. 398-404, 974-979. Laid in is a 2-page T.L.s. in German dated October 17, 1956, from Hirojo Nishino, of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry's Electrotechnical Laboratory, to Alwin Walther, outlining the contents of the book. First edition of one of the earliest publications in Japanese on electronic digital computers. This is an advance summary of information presented at the first Japanese symposium on electronic digital computers, held at Waseda University on November 21, 1956. The first Japanese computers were designed and built in the latter half of the 1950s, beginning with the relay-based ETL-Mark 2, the first full-scale programmable computer in Japan (the ETL-Mark 1, built in 1952, was a prototype used only for tests and experiments; see Okoma 2000, 420). The ETL-Mark 2 is described here, along with eight other Japanese computers: the FACOM, the FUJIC (Japan's first stored-program computer, completed in March 1956), the TAC (begun in 1952 and completed in 1959), the ETL-Mark 3, the Osaka University electronic computer, the Tokyo University Parametron computer, the NTL Parametron computer, and the Parametron PD-16. Origins of Cyberspace 921.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        Bill Russell signed Boston Celtics replica jersey

      n.p., n.d. "Jersey Signed ?Bill Russell? on his number ?6? on back of a Celtics jersey. Athletic Knit ?The Name in the Game? label, replica jersey size XL. Fine condition.Bill Russell played for the Boston Celtics for his entire professional career, from 1956-1969 and was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. ?Before Bill Russell brought his marvelous defensive and shot-blocking skills to basketball,? notes the HOF, ?the game focused primarily on offense. But Russell initiated a defensive mentality that remains a focal part of championship basketball. Considered the greatest defensive center in basketball history, the agile Russell was a dominant collegian. Playing under Hall of Fame Coach Phil Woolpert, and with fellow Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, Russell helped University of San Francisco become one of college basketball's most exciting and prosperous teams. Russell turned the Boston Celtics into a powerful machine that overwhelmed opponents both defensively and offensively. During Russell?s career, Boston won eleven NBA championships, including eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966. Russell's head-to-head battles with Wilt Chamberlain are legendary. Russell?s accolades include: five-time league MVP (1958, 1961-63, 1965), twelve-time All-Star Game participant (MVP in 1963), Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1968), and The Sporting News Athlete of the Decade (1970).??Rich Altman?s B. RUSSELL Hollywood Collectibles? hologram sticker affixed"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        I Wonder as I Wander

      New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc.,, 1956. An autobiographical journey. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in green and blue. With the photographic dust jacket. Very slight fading to edges of boards, but an excellent copy in the minutely rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Island Song

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

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        Time for the Stars

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1956, 1st edition, first printing. () 244pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Light blue cloth black lettering on spine and black lettering and decoration on front cover. Light bumping to ends of spine. Navy decorative endpapers. Clean tight text block with B / W illustration on title page. Light soiling to outer edge of text block. In dust jacket, not price clipped. Some minor professional restoration done to jacket where some chipping had occured. Light wear and discolouration to edges of jacket. A great copy. A true first printing with the A-8.56 [V] on back of title page, in a first issue jacket with the $2.75 price. Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 ?- May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers," he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality..

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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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        Anthologie de l'amour sublime

      Albin Michel 1956 - - Albin Michel, Paris 1956, 13x20cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Rare et bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Pierre Klossowski. Iconographie. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Songs Of the Pogo

      Simon & Schuster - 1956. First printing. Quarto half pink cloth over gray pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine with a purple title panel and purple notes; titles in gilt. Light spots to cover else near fine in a near fine dust jacket which has light rubs at the extremities and one long closed tear. This copy warmly INSCRIBED BY KELLY on the verso of the title page, "To Miss Marianna Albert, without whose painstaking research in the archives folklore - in the hills of Scotland, in the fens of Cornwall, into the very lips of Popocatapetl - this book would have been impossible. The authors are also grateful to her for being the first to sing these primitive ballads in the civilization of a third avenue bar. To Marianna - bottoms up! Walt Kelly" A very nice copy with an outstanding inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        A REPORT ON THE AMERICAN JESUITS

      Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, NY 1956 - First edition, first prnt. Signed by Bourke-White on the front free endpage. Also inscribed by Roger White, her younger brother, on the page. "to Walter Denilow 9/4/56 with the thought that you especially might enjoy this. Roger White." Spine topedge cloth very slightly pushed and faint, beginning toning on the pastedown and endpage front and back hinges. Dustjacket with minimal edgewear, mostly at the corners, chipping at the spine ends and beginning toning on the flap folds. Near Fine conditioin in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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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.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Reclining Nude with a Blue Ball.

      1956. 1956 - Oil and encaustic on masonite. Signed and dated. 24 x 32 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Photograph of Tom Blackburn by Arthur W. Knight

      Arthur Knight, Petaluma, California 1956 - Large black and white vintage photograph of the western author and screenwriter Tom Blackburn, playing the banjo, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. A little wear to the mount, else fine. Inscribed by Blackburn to Arthur Knight on the image: "To Arthur: Who is an artist, a gentleman, and a man of impeccable tastes. Affectionately, Tom." Knight took up photography as a teenager and had some success with literary subjects: his photos appear on more than 200 dustjackets. He later became involved in the beat and counterculture scene and with his wife Kit Knight edited and published numerous works. Blackburn wrote several western novels, and wrote extensively for television and film. A large and attractive vintage print, inscribed to the photographer. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A history of the English speaking peoples - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1956-1958), 1956, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionsFinely bound all in modern aniline calf over buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 4v. : maps ; 22cm. Notes: Contents: v.1. The birth of Britain. v.2. The New World. v.3. The age of revolution. v.4. The great democracies. Subject: English-speaking countries - History. Great Britain - History.

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        The Bull Calf and Other Poems

      Contact Press, Toronto 1956 - Scarce hardcover edition, grey cloth over boards with cover label depicting a bull. Inscribed by Layton on front endpaper: "For Mrs. --- / With all good wishes, / from Irving Layton / June 18, 1956." Front label slightly yellowed, minor soiling to covers, otherwise a beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montreal Books]
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        Original uniform with David Ben-Gurion association, worn in the 1948 War of Independence by an officer in Israel's first army, IDF/Zahal

      "This Zahal military jacket, blouse, and trousers were worn and belonged to David Leshem who, in 1956, married Renana Ben-Gurion, daughter of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Renana was a microbiologist, David, an engineer. The Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) was established on May 27, 1948. Its objectives include defending the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the State of Israel, deterring all enemies, and curbing all forms of terrorism which threaten daily life. The service uniform for all IDF ground forces personnel was olive green. This blouse, trousers, and jacket were issued for the Zahal in 1948. The lighter colored blouse and trousers were part of the officer's ""working"" uniform. The darker jacket was part of the dress uniform. Three 0.5"" x 1.25"" bars, each with an olive branch, are embroidered and affixed to each shoulder of the lined wool dress jacket which has two chest pockets and two lower pockets, each with pocket flaps. Letters and numbers are penned inside the right sleeve. The wool battledress blouse has two chest pockets with pocket flaps, a long waist belt secured by a roller-type buckle, wrist cuffs which can be unbuttoned and button and metal hooks at throat closure. The 1.75"" x 2.5"" label sewed inside the blouse is imprinted: ""Battledress/Blouse, 1940 Pattern/Size No. 13/Height 5' 11"" to 6' 0""/Breast 38"" to 39""/Waist 33"" to 34""/Akett Limited/1945."" Battledress blouses of this type first became general issue to all British Royal Air Force personnel in 1943. Three metal bars connected to each other, each depicting an olive branch, are mounted on a 1.75"" x 1.25"" red cloth and are affixed to each shoulder of the blouse. It is a fact that before Israel's 1948 War of Independence, the Haganah, the underground military organization which became the IDF, procured battledress blouses from British military bases in the area. This may have been one of them. The trousers are numbered ""8"" in ink inside. There is a one pocket with flap on the left thigh and one on the right buttocks, and one buttoned pocket on the right thigh, with a six button fly. Also present are two similar 3.75"" x 2"" pieces of olive cloth which research has shown were used to cover the bars on each shoulder identifying the soldier's rank; officers were, and still are, targets of enemy sharpshooters. The name ""Leshem/David"" in Hebrew has been penned in black ink on each cloth. This is the only original Israeli IDF/Zahal uniform we have ever seen being offered for sale. It is of museum quality in very fine condition. The fact that it was worn in Israel's first army and belonged to David Ben-Gurion's son-in-law adds to its historical significance and exceptional desirability."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Truman sends thanks from himself and the ?Boss? ? his wife Bess ? to his former Treasury Secretary for his Christmas card, reminding Snyder that ?in 1939, if you recall, we had to give up the custom of sending cards because our list had grown by then to more than three thousand names??

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman,? one page, 7.25? x 10.5?. Kansas City, Missouri, December 17, 1956. To his former Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder. Paper clip impression at top edge. Fine condition.In full, ?Thank you very much for the Christmas card. The ?Boss? and I are deeply grateful to you for your thoughtfulness in remembering us. Back in 1939, if you recall, we had to give up the custom of sending cards because our list had grown by then to more than three thousand names. It was impossible to keep up with it, but we do appreciate receiving cards from our friends.?I hope that everything is going well with you. Margaret told me that she had been to your party and had seen Louise Stewart there. She was also happy that Clif got a chance to shake hands with you. If business ever brings you to this part of the country, I hope you will spare some time for us to sit down and have a nice, long conversation.?The ?Boss? was Truman?s affectionate name for his wife, Bess. Margaret was their daughter and Clif, Cifton Daniel, was Margaret?s husband. Louise Stewart was the mother of Robert Stewart, one of Margaret Truman?s favorite dates in the 1940s and a Navy Lieutenant during World War II. Louise?s husband Earle was one of Truman?s closest friends. A Harvard alumnus, Robert was a graduate student at the Harvard School of Business Administration when he was killed in1948 in a plane crash in Pennsylvania. He was 27. President and Mrs. Truman and Margaret and three cabinet members including Treasury Secretary Snyder had attended his funeral and burial in Arlington National Cemetery."

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. . This is a jacketed, British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This set features very good plus volumes in very good to near fine dust jackets. All four volumes are first edition, first printing in correct, unclipped first printing dust jackets. The dust jackets are notable for unusually bright spine presentation, free of the usual spine toning. Fractional chipping to the lower Volume I spine, slight wear at the Volume II & III spine heads, and modest overall toning and hinge wear to the Volume I jacket are the only flaws noted. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The red cloth bindings are square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We note only incidental shelf wear and minor bumps to the Volume I & II lower spines. The contents remain bright and clean, free of internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a miniscule Bath bookseller sticker affixed to the Volume III front pastedown. Spotting is confined to the fore and bottom edges of Volumes I-III. The red-stained top edges are modestly sunned to dark pink with the exception of Volume II, which remains red. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball

      New York: A.S. Barnes and Company. (1956). Revised edition. Lightly worn, top edge stained, very good without dustwrapper. Ownership signature of sportswriter and columnist David R. Condon of the Chicago Tribune. Condon has had this copy Signed by 25 major league baseball players including nine Hall of Famers: Casey Stengel, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Cochrane, Luke Appling, Edd Roush, Ted Lyons, Ray "Cracker" Schalk, Ed Walsh and Red Faber. Other players who have signed by their entries in the Encyclopedia are Walker Cooper, Emil Verban, Eddie Lopat, Rip Collins, Johnny Rigney, Jimmy Archer, Donie Bush, Bob Coleman, John Cooney, Lou Fiene, Snipe Hansen, Hub Hart, Tony Piet, Charlie Silvera, Eddie Stack and Milkman Jim Turner. A nice accumulation of signatures before collecting baseball autographs became an industry. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Hare and Guy Fawkes - First Edition *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALISON UTTLEY*

      Collins, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Signed, Illustrated By: Tempest, MargaretSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Upon half-title page is handwritten in blue ink "Miss Fagan, The indomitable cheerful helper of the hesitant and wavering, with greetings from Alison Uttley" Book clean with light wear. Backstrip complete and intact. Gift greetings upon half-title page. Average wear to dust jacket which is missing small chips at corners and bears several short openings. Foxing to backside of dust jacket. Overall a quality copy. Please browse our excellent selection of Alison Uttley first editions.

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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. With black and white illustrations throughout. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Great Flower Books 1700-1900 a Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely Illustrated Flower Books

      London: Collins 1956. x., 94 pp, illustrated with lovely colour plates. In the publisher's half green morocco with marbled boards, and slipcase. One of 295 copies on Amstel special mould made paper, signed by Sitwell and Blunt. Near fine, save some offsetting to the edges of the fep's from the morocco corners. . Very Good. Half Morocco. Signed Limited Edition. 1956. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        The Brave Cowboy / An Old Tale in a New Time

      Dodd, Mead & Co., New York 1956 - Will close its own text block but not its boards; call it "Very-good-minus ex-library." No dust jacket (except for fragments, see below), but there are tape pulls to bottoms of both boards where some kind of dust jacket protector was presumably once taped in place. Quarter-bound black over beige cloth with red and gold titles to spine faded but still legible. Library attachments (including manila card-holder) to both endpapers and a rubber stamp to title page indicating book was acquired by the Merced County Free Library Oct. 5, 1956 (the year of publication) but NO edge stampings. Though we wish they'd left it intact, two portions of the dust jacket DO survive. Tacked to the half-title page is what appears to be the "blurb" from the front jacket flap, reading "Occasionally there comes out of the West a novel that transforms the formula of the traditional western story. . . ." etc. Similarly tacked to recto of RFE is a trimmed-down "author bio" from the DJ rear panel, including intact B&W photo of author Abbey looking 29, which he was. Famously made into the Kirk Douglas film "Lonely Are The Brave," screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. 277 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Exploration of Mars *****SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR*****

      Viking 1956 - VERY GOOD/GOOD; FIRST EDITION, first printing; SIGNED BY WILLY LEY ON THE TITLE PAGE; the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is very good; there is mildew on the top edge of the book; the unclipped ($4.95) dust jacket has several closed tears, one small loss on the lower front cover about the size of a quarter and areas of mildew along the edges especially on the inside back panel otherwise it is in good condition; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Píseñ písní. Nejkrásnejší z písní Šelómových. Prelozil Stanislav Segert. Prebásnil Jaroslav Seifert. (Vyzdobil Miroslav Vasa).

      Jaroslav Picka,, Praze, 1956 - Praze, Jaroslav Picka, (1956). 8°. 32 n.n. S. Mit einer farb. lithogr. Titelvign., 1 farb. lithogr. Initiale und 3 farb. O.-Lithogr. auf Tafeln. HLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvignette. Erstausgabe dieser gemeinsamen Übersetzung des Hohenliedes. Der Philologe Stanislav Segert erstellte eine wortgetreue Übersetzung, die der Dichter Jaroslav Seifert in Versform brachte. Von Jaroslav Seifert und Miroslav Vasa im Kolophon handschriftlich signiert. - (Rücken mit einer Kratzspur am Kopf). HLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvignette. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        PHILIPPE BONNET: PEINTURES.

      Berggruen & Cie (1956), Paris - Narrow 8vo.; (2)pp. 15 color plates with captions. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers, glassine dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, #4 of fifteen copies signed by Tzara and the artist. Issued for the first Paris exhibition of Bonnet's work and illustrating ten paintings in pochoir. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        En trente-trois morceaux

      GLM, 1956, Couverture souple, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, Sign? par l'auteurSize: 9,5cm x 10,5cm, (14p) - 33p - (5p). Exemplaire #23, un des 50 sur v?lin pur chiffon d'Arches. Un des 58 orn?s de l'eau-forte en trois couleurs de Ren? Char, celle-ci num?rot?e 23/50 et l?gend?e par Char "D?mon d?guis? en roseau". Reliure originale en tr?s bonne condition. D?dicace sign? par Ren? Char sur le faux-titre (dat? de Sept. 56). D?charge de l'eau-forte sur la page titre, autrement les pages int?rieures sont en parfaite condition, sans inscription et propre. Le 29 novembre 2007, Sotheby's a vendu un exemplaire similaire (mis-?-part la reliure) pour la somme de 4375 euros. Un autre exemplaire similaire a ?t? vendu chez Christie's le 4 d?cembre 2002 pour la somme de 2585 euros. Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Floating Opera

      New York: Appleton Century Crofts 1956 - First edition, first printing. Signed by Barth to half title. About fine in a very bright and crisp jacket with some very minor wear, light soiling, and small tear to upper front panel with a tape repair to verso, else a near fine and very attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        ISLANDS OF SPACE

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. [1956]. Octavo,. cloth.. Early private owner's signature at top edge front free endpaper. A. fine copy in fine dust jacket. Copies of the trade issue of this book. are rarely found inscribed or signed by Campbell. (#112261). First edition, first binding of blue cloth with spine panel stamped in gold. Signed by Campbell on the title page. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 12.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        Hare and Guy Fawkes - First Edition *SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALISON UTTLEY*

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Les bestiaires.

      - Illustratins de Yves Brayer, Paris, Imprimatur, Coulouma, 1956, in-4 en feuilles sous chemise rempliée et étui, 194 pages. Exemplaire d'artiste sur vélin de Rives d'un tirage limité à 215 exemplaires. Beau récit du pays de Provence et de Camargue où les vedettes sont chevaux et taureaux. Les lithographies originales et expressives de Yves BRAYER donnent corps à cette présentation des plus vivantes. Petits accidents et usures à l'étui. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Farfalla di Dinard

      Venezia: Neri Pozza, 1956. Prima edizione di 450 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. [Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Originalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern. Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. Mit 50 tlw. kolor. Holzschnitten unter Passepartout (st. 51).

      München, R. Wölfle u. a. 1956.. Lose Tafeln unter Passepartout (Folio) und Orig.-Broschur (4to.), zus. in Orig.-Leinenkassette mit Deckelschild. 50 : 36 c m. - 1 von 100 röm. num. Exemplaren der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe. - Textheft lichtrandig und mit Anstr. in Blei, Kassette mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren..

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst GmbH vorm. F. Dörling Gmb]
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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.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

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

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