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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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

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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.

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        The Malayan Trilogy: Time for a Tiger, Beds in the East and The Enemy in the Blanket

      London, William Heinemann. 1956,1958,1959, 1956. First Editions. 8vo. Three volumes bound in recent half dark blue calf over blue cloth boards. Titled and decorated in gilt to spines. Top edges gilt. Internally clean. Original cloth spines bound in at rear. A smart and attractive set, housed in a tailor made blue cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Blunderer

      London: Cresset Press,, 1956. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Partial tanning to free endpapers, spotting to edges. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with some spotting to the lower panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Blunderer, The

      Cresset Press Ltd, London 1956 - First Edition ("first published 1956" with no other printings noted). 8vo; 284pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, the spine stamped in gilt, in an illustrated dust jacket priced at 15/-. A just about Fine copy, lightly read if at all, the spine gilt slightly dulled and some minor rippling to the spine cloth (but no trace of moisture—apparently a production glitch); in a Fine jacket with no tears, chips or fading, just light rubbing to the tips of the still-vibrant spine panel. All in all, a superb copy of the author's scarce third book. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works (our specialty). Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good . 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 is not fine, but is still quite respectable and better than most we see, very good in very good dust jackets. All four volumes are first edition, first printing in correct, unclipped first printing dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square and tight with sharp corners, showing minor wear to extremities. The contents remain bright and clean with no previous ownership marks. Spotting appears confined to the fore and bottom text block edges. The red-stained top edges retain good color, with light sunning to volumes II-IV, Volume I a bit more pink than red. The dust jackets are complete, with no losses and retaining the original front flap prices, and unfaded, showing no color shift to the spines. There is minor wear to the Volume IV top edge, modest overall soiling, and some spotting to the Volume III spine. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        Maclean's Magazine, July 7, 1956 *THE ROTHSCHILD'S FABULOUS STAKE IN CANADA*

      Canada: Maclean's Magazine. Paperback. 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. . Fair. 1956. First Edition.

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        THE OLD MAN’S ROAD

      New York: Voyages 1956 - First edition, first printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. One of only 50 copies (of a total edition of 750). A near fine copy in the original dustwrapper. Scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE OLD MAN'S ROAD

      NY: Voyages, 1956. First edition, limited issue of 50 copies numbered and signed by Auden on the limitation page of a total edition of 750. Copy #14. Stapled wraps in printed paper dustjacket. Beginning oxidation on staples and faint toning on wraps'extremities. Near Fine condition. The second Voyages publication.. Signed by Author. First Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Dante's Statius

      Medium Aevum 25, Cambridge,, [1956]. Octavo, 8 pp. Original plain blue wrappers, sewn. Housed in a quarter black morocco slipcase. Horizontal crease from folding, contents somewhat browned and tender at the fold, wrappers backed and resewn with some loss at the edges. Good. Offprint. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the upper wrapper, "Reg Davies from Jack Lewis". Reginald Thorne Davies was the Reader in English at the University of Liverpool and the editor of several studies on Middle English literature. He had studied under Lewis at Magdalen College, Oxford. Rare.

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning to pages, covers fine and unmarked, corners remain sharp, in original first state dust jacket - NO restoration or repairs, tiny close tear to top edge. Not price clipped. A superb copy.

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        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe A Story for Children

      London: Geoffrey Bles. 1956. Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good [price-clipped] Dustjacket. Some small chips to edges with a tiny loss to the spine tail otherwise excellent condition. Colour frontis, Black & white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Very attractive early reprint of this classic children's title. Dustjacket indicates Third Impression. 173 pages . 3rd Impression. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Adelaide Booksellers]
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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]

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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"

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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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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