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        L'eau et le feu.

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Arland à son ami Albert Camus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Diamonds are Forever.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - Cloth, 20 cm, 257 pages. First edition. Good copy but for faint foxing to edges and endpapers, and a slightly cocked spine, with Good price clipped dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

      Np [BBC], London 1956 - 23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Revisions, annotations and doodles throughout, some dampstaining to upper half. First edition. CO-WRITER LARRY STEPHENS' COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO FRONT PAGE AND WITH HIS REVISIONS AND ELABORATE DOODLES THROUGHOUT. 'Larry was an ex-commando captain, who had seen some tough service in the Far East. He had a natural flair for comedy scriptwriting and shared with the Goons their irreverence and sense of the ridiculous, and also their artistic and musical leanings. He was both an able pianist and a meticulous illustrator of the definitive Goon character, with which he was wont to adorn the pages of his script.' (Jimmy Grafton, The Goon Show Companion). Larry Stephens is one of the more elusive figures in British comedy history. He and Spike Milligan were kindred spirits. Both were jazz fanatics (Stephens was a skilled pianist); both had faced the terror of war (Stephens as a Commando Captain); both battled personal demons. Stephens began his comedy career writing material for his close friend, the yet-to-be-famous Tony Hancock, but by 1951 had found his spiritual home at The Goon Show. He was a rock for the famously unstable Spike Milligan, able most weeks to distil the essence of Spike's madness into a workable Goon Show script. Stephens' ability to speak fluent Milligan made their writing partnership the most reliably productive on the show, and is also the main reason why the short film The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn comes closest of all visual adaptations to capturing the almost abstract imaginary universe of the Goons. But Stephens was an alcoholic, and his excessive drinking led to battles with the BBC as early as Series 2 -- and also to his tragically early death from a cerebral haemorrhage in January 1959, at the age of thirty-five. Stephens' absent-minded habit of doodling Goonish caricatures on his scripts is well documented (see above), but examples rarely appear on the open market. The script offered here carries some excellent examples, notably the full-page rendering of 'Xerxes Print, Horse-Plucker-In-Ordinary'. The dampstaining (which has not affected the doodles) seems to have taken place a long time ago: Stephens' name on the front page is blanched slightly, but is perfectly legible. A recording of this show is held in the BBC Sound Archives. Spike Milligan was unwell at the time of recording, and does not appear; his place was taken by George Chisholm. An extremely rare and highly desirable piece of British comedy history.

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        Chronique des temps héroïques illustré de dessins gravés sur bois et de lithographies et pointes-sèches originales par Pablo Picasso.,

      Paris, Louis Broder, 1956 - 126 S., 4 Bll., 2 Bll. (Prospekt des Buches), 2 farb. lithogr. Bll. (Illustr. des Schubers), 2 w. Bll. - Mit 1 Originallithgraphie als Frontispiz, 3 Original-Radierungen, 24 Textholzschnitten und farb. Umschlaglithographien von Pablo Picasso. Eines von XX (GA 170) num. und von Picasso im Impressum sign. Exemplaren. - Mourlot 271. Bloch 743 und 802-804. Cramer 78. - Sehr schönes Exemplar, komplett mit den Beilagen wie bei Cramer beschrieben. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, lose Lagen in illustr. OKarton im illustr. OPappschuber. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BRONCHOLOGIE. TECHNIQUE ENDOSCOPIQUE ET PATHOLOGIE TRACHEO BRONCHIQUE. 1

      MASSON ET Cie 1956 - R260108173: 732 pages. Nombreuses illustrations et photos en couleurs et noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. In-8 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 0-GENERALITES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tintin. Le Journal des Jeunes de 7 a 77 ans. Jhg. 1956. Nr. 380 und 390. Jhg. 1958. Nr. 560. Jhg. 1960. Nr. 590-636. Jhg. 1961. Nr. 637-688. Jhg. 1962. Nr. 689-740. Jhg. 1963. 741-791. Nr. 766 zweimal.

      - Paris: Le Magasin Tintin, 1956-1963. Insgesamt 201 Hefte. Versand auf Anfrage. Jhg. 1956. Nr. 380 und 390. Seiten und Bindung teilweise lose, Ecken teilweise umgeknickt, sonst gut. Jhg. 1958. Nr. 560. Seiten und Bindung teilweise lose, Ecken teilweise umgeknickt, sonst gut. Jhg. 1960. Nr. 590-636. etwas abgegriffen, Nr. 616, 615, 606, 604, 602, 599, 593, 590 bei einer Seite ist eine Ecke rausgeschnitten, Nr. 628 1 Seite rausgeschnitten, eine 1 Seite zerschnitten, Nr. 625 2 Seiten zerschnitten, Nr. 624 Titelseite mit Knick, Nr. 600 mehrere Seiten zerschnitten oder fehlen, sonst gut. Jhg. 1961. Nr. 637-688. Die Nr. 666-688 an der Bindung mit Tesafilm, Nr. 668, 657, 643, 642, 641, 640, 637 bei einer Seite eine Ecke rausgeschnitten, Nr. 665 Titelseite lose und innen mit blauem Papier beklebt, Einzelblätter, fraglich ob diese zu dieser Nr. gehören, Nr. 664 letzte Seite geknickt, Nr. 654 3 Seiten zerschnitten, Nr. 644 Titelseite fehlt ein Teil, Nr. 638 Titelseite fehlt ein Teil, die restlichen etwas abgegriffen, sonst gut. Jhg. 1962. Nr. 689-740. Die Nr. 689-726 an der Bindung mit Tesafilm, Nr. 734, 729, haben Wasserflecken, Nr. 727 ist wellig und hat Wasserflecken, Nr. 702 Titelseite zerknittert und Wasserflecken, Nr. 699 mehrere Seiten zerschnitten oder fehlen, die restlichen etwas abgegriffen, sonst gut,Jhg. 1963. 741-791. Nr 745 Titelblatt vorne und letzte Seite, sowie fast alle anderen Seiten mit Tesafilm geklebt, Nr. 741 letzte Seite gerissen und es fehlt die Ecke einer Seite, sonst etwas abgegriffen, sonst gut. - - - Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgabe von AbeBooks (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. - - - Please note: Because of AbeBooks' special requirement for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. 201

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        THE SERPENT INK

      Contact Press, Toronto 1956 - Moscovitch, Henry. THE SERPENT INK. Toronto, Contact Press, 1956. 12mo., 35 pp. Stapled grey card covers in fine condition showing a bit of aging at the extremities. Published at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Irving Layton who recognized Moscovitch as a prodigy. So much promise. Very uncommon.$1250.00 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LIBRO DE ORO DEL REAL MADRID C. F. (1902-1952) (Madrid, 1952) Con dedicatoria y firma autógrafa de Santiago Bernabeu y 19 jugadores. 50 Aniversario

      - Real Madrid Autógrafos Libro de Oro Ed. Real Madrid. Encudernación en tela con el escudo del Real Madrid en dorado. Buen estado 395 págs. 18 x 25 cm. El ejemplar está firmado (autógrafo) por 19 jugadores de la plantilla de 1956: Di Stefano. Miguel Muñoz, Joseito, Moleiro, Manolín y otros GASTOS DE ENVÍO: Pagando CONTRA REEMBOLSO son 7,50€. Pagando por TRANSFERENCIA o TARJETA son 2,50€.

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        Profiles In Courage.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1956 - First edition. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall, "To Senator Saltonstall- with the very highest regards of his colleague John Kennedy." Leverett Saltonstall was the senior senator of Massachusetts while, John Kennedy was the junior senator. An excellent copy in a bright near fine dust jacket. Saltonstall served as Republican Whip from 1949-1957 and as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1953-1955. Saltonstall attended the wedding of John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, and the two served together in the Senate from 1953 to 1960. Saltanstall and Kennedy worked together closely over the course of several years, as evidenced of one of their constituents thought the two had an even closer relationship, mistakenly assuming Saltonstall to be Kennedy's uncle. "If you are ready to admit it," Kennedy kidded in a 1963 letter, "I am." An excellent association copy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS. YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE. Inscribed to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1956 - An outstanding Presentation Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the son and namesake of the man whom he served as Vice-President and whom he succeeded in office: "With kind regards to/my good friend/Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr./from/Harry Truman/Independence/July 14, 1956." While never achieving the renown of his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. was a successful congressman (1949-1954) who twice ran for governor of New York and who was a close friend and early backer of John F. Kennedy. He later became a successful businessman. Light dampstain to the very bottom of the cloth not affecting the contents. Very Good in a Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Profiles in Courage Decisive Moments in The Lives of Celebrated Americans SIGNED by John F. Kennedy, with Fabulous Gold Loose Label Band Reads Pulitzer Prize for Biography with Letter authenticity dated Sept 1958 on United Stated Senate Letterhead, This

      Harper & Brothers New York 1956 - HBDJ, stated 1st edition, 2nd printing, 1956, 266 pgs , Blue & Black Cloth, with Gold Gilt,Minor Rub & Wear Scuff DJ, PC, Index, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, F/NF [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fotografie.

      Prague: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Uméní, 1956 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Near fine in cream dust jacket, slightly rubbed and just lightly age toned with light nicks to corners. 232 black and white photographs on 113 sheets, of which 6 are folding. Poems by V. Holan and J. Seifert, portrait of Sudek by J. Ehm. First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist "J. Sudek, Praha 5 I 57." Roth, p. 144.

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        Derriére Le Miroir 10 Ans D'edition 1946-1956

      Paris Maeght Éditeur 1956 - The Special Ten-Year Edition [Art] Derriére Le Miroir 10 Ans D'edition 1946-1956. [Paris]: Maeght Éditeur, 1956. Exhibition catalogue. Folio (15 x 11 inches; 374 x 280). [1]-75, [1, blank], [2] pp. With numerous color and black and white lithographs, including two full color, two-page fold-outs by Chagall and Miró. Also with photos of the artists. Additional exhibition catalogues from 1957 and 1958 laid in. Original printed wrappers, lettered in black. In original onion skin. Onion skin a bit browned and chipped. A bit of staining to title-page. Edges of wrappers slightly browned. Otherwise a near fine copy. This exhibition catalogue includes works by Georges Braque, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Pierre Tal Coat, Raoul Ubac, and Pablo Palazuelo. Sold with the Maeght Éditeur catalogue 1957- Chagall, and the Maeght Éditeur catalogue 1958- Braque. HBS 65021. $1,250 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby a Umeni, Praha 1956 - First edition. Cloth in dustwrapper. Fine in about very good dustwrapper that has some professional, internally mended tears, and a small chip. A nice copy of an uncommon title. Hasselblad, *The Open Book*, p. 166-167; Roth. *The Book of 101 Books*, p. 144-145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treasury of Oz [The Wizard of Oz ; The Land of Oz : a Sequel to The Wizard of Oz ; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz ; The Tin Woodman of Oz ; The Road to Oz ; The Scarecrow of Oz ; The Magic of Oz] [The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; The Tin Woodsman of Oz]

      Chicago : The Reilly and Lee Co. ; Columbus, Ohio : Weekly Reader Children's Book Club Education Center, [1956] - 7 volumes in slipcase with paper labels ; black and white illustrations by W W Denslow and John R. Neill ; color illustrated boards ; Contains The Wizard of Oz, copyright 1956; The Land of Oz, copyright 1904; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, copyright 1908; The Road to Oz, copyright 1909; The Tin Woodman of Oz, copyright 1919; The Scarecrow of Oz, copyright 1915; and The Magic of Oz, copyright 1919; each in facsimile of the original editions ; Synposes: The Wizard of Oz: After a cyclone Dorothy find herself in the land of Oz where she seeks out the great wizard hoping he can return her to Kansas.; The Land of Oz: Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to the Emerald City in Oz where they save the city after it is captured by an army of girls who want to run it to suit themselves; and they then restore the rightful ruler to the throne.; The Road to Oz: In which is Related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter, Met on an Enchanted Road and Followed it All the Way to the Marvelous Land of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz : a faithful story of the astonishing adventure undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz and Polychrome, the Rainbow's daughter; The Scarecrow of Oz: The adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill take them to Oz where they help solve the problem of Pon, whose true love's heart has been turned to ice by witches.; The Magic of Oz : a faithful record of the remarkable adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap'n Bill, in their successful search for a magical and beautiful birthday present for Princess Ozma of Oz; slight fading to spines, else all in FINE condition, in the scarce slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Bible - Verve 33 - 34

      P, Tériade, 1956 - In 4 cartonnage d'éditeur illustré. 28 lithographies originales de Chagall dont 16 en couleurs et 105 planches en héliogravure. Tranche superieure et bord des plats légèrement jaunis sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verve. Revue Artistique et Littéraire. Vol. VIII, n° 33 et 34. La Bible.

      Paris: Éditions de la Revue Verve. 1956 - 30 lithographs, including the cover (18 in color). Text in French by Jean Wahl and Meyer Schapiro. No dust jacket. Fold marks on free endpaper. Cramer, 25; M.117-M.146. The American edition was called "Illustrations for the Bible".

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        VERVE, Revue Artistique et Litteraire. Directeur Teriade. Volume VIII Nos 3-4 (Chagall's Designs for the Bible)

      - Paris (1956). B/w illus, 14.5 x 10.5", pict boards, spine defective, covers very worn (esp at edges), contents very loose, eps soiled, spotted & stained, ffep wrinkled, title page a touch soiled. MISSING ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS!!! (except for cover) BUT BOLDLY INSCRIBED & SIGNED TWICE BY MARC CHAGALL (ONCE IN PARIS 1956, ONCE IN CHICAGO 1958). Sold for autographs, only.

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        1) Three models for the description of language. (2) The zero error capacity of a noisy channel. (3) The logic theory machine.

      1956 - (1) Chomsky, Noam (1928- ). Three models for the description of language. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 113-24. (2) Shannon, Claude E. The zero error capacity of a noisy channel. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 8-19. (3) Newell, Allen & H. A. Simon. The logic theory machine. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 61-79. Whole number. Original green printed wrappers. 278 x 218 mm. (1) First edition. Chomsky's revolutionary investigations of the underlying structures of natural languages were first presented in the above paper, read at a symposium on information theory held at MIT a few months before the publication of his Syntactic Structures . In the paper Chomsky introduced two key concepts, the first being "Chomsky's hierarchy" of syntactic forms, which has been widely applied in the construction of artificial computer languages. "The Chomsky hierarchy places regular (or linear) languages as a subset of the context-free languages, which in turn are embedded within the set of context-sensitive languages also finally residing in the set of unrestricted or recursively enumerable languages. By defining syntax as the set of rules that define the spatial relationships between the symbols of a language, various levels of language can be also described as one-dimensional (regular or linear), two-dimensional (context-free), three-dimensional (context sensitive) and multi-dimensional (unrestricted) relationships. From these beginnings, Chomsky might well be described as the 'father of formal languages'" (Lee 1995, 164).The second concept presented here is Chomsky's transformational-generative grammar theory, which attempts to define rules that can generate the infinite number of grammatical (well-formed) sentences possible in a language, and seeks to identify rules (transformations) that govern relations between parts of a sentence, on the assumption that beneath such aspects as word order a fundamental deep structure exists. As Chomsky expressed it in his abstract of the present paper,"We investigate several conceptions of linguistic structure to determine whether or not they can provide simple and "revealing" grammars that generate all of the sentences of English and only these. We find that no finite-state Markov process [a random process whose future probabilities are determined by its most recent values] that produces symbols with transition from state to state can serve as an English grammar. We formalize the notion of "phrase structure" and show that this gives us a method for describing language which is essentially more powerful. We study the properties of a set of grammatical transformations, showing that the grammar of English is materially simplified if phrase-structure is limited to a kernel of simple sentences from which all other sentences are constructed by repeated transformation, and that this view of linguistic structure gives a certain insight into the use and understanding of language" (p. 113). Minsky 1963, 484. Origins of Cyberspace 531. (2) First Edition. "The zero error capacity C0 of a noisy channel is defined to be the least upper bound of rates at which it is possible to transmit information with zero probability of error. Various properties of C0 are studied; upper and lower bounds and methods of evaluation of C0 are given. Inequalities are obtained for the C0 relating to the 'sum' and 'product' of two given channels. The analogous problem of zero error capacity C0F for a channel with a feedback link is considered. It is shown that while the ordinary capacity of a memoryless channel with feedback is equal to that of the same channel without feedback, the zero error capacity may be greater. A solution is given to the problem of evaluating C0F" (p. 8). Shannon 1993, no. 109. Origins of Cyberspace 890.(3) Newell and Simon's logic theory machine (LT), first described in this paper, is a computer program that discovers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Silver Chair

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1956 - Bound in the publishers original blue boards with silver title lettering to spine. This is the second impression of the first edition. A notoriously elusive Narnia title to encounter in the first or early impressions. All pages are present and correct. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp. Housed in the beautiful Pauline Baynes dustwrapper with the illustrators exquisite silver chair to the front panel. Light wear and signs of handling otherwise a most presentable example of the dustwrapper. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A jolly nice copy ! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Harrison Texas: Eight Television Plays

      New York: Harcourt, Brace 1956 - 8vo., black cloth lettered in rust; lightly soiled. First edition, prints "A Young Lady of Property," "John Turner Davis," "The Tears of My Sister," "The Death of the Old Man," "Expectant Relations," "The Midnight Caller," "The Dancers," and "The Trip to Bountiful." A presentation copy, inscribed by Foote, "For Martin Stone, with gratitude, Horton," on the front endpaper. Foote's lawyer and close friend Martin Stone, the creator of Howdy Doody, produced the acclaimed radio show, "Author Meets the Critics." [Together with] Two autograph letters signed "Horton" to Martin Stone (1986). Two leaves, approximately 150 words. Foote, who was awarded Oscars for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Tender Mercies," discusses "On Valentine's Day" with Stone; unpublished [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Empfängerschaltungen der Radioindustrie.

      Leipzig, Fachbuchverlag, 1956.. In 11 Bänden, komplett vorhanden, 6. Auflage. Eine umfangreiche Schaltbildsammlung aller gängigen Audioempfänger von den Anfängen 1924 bis zum Redaktionsschluss 1956. Auf über 3600 Seiten finden sich nach Firmen und Typ geordnet Schaltungspläne von AEG bis Zerdik. Alle Bände sind in einem braunen Einband mit grauem Leinenrücken gebunden. Die Beschriftung ist auf jedem Band andersfarbig. Alle Einbänden sind etwas abgestoßen und verschrammt. Bis auf einige Flecken und eingeknickte Ecken sind die Seiten in gutem Zustand. 2. PayPal Zahlung erst ab 15EUR

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        Kulturhistoriskt lexikon för nordisk medeltid från vikingatid till reformationstid. 1-21 + registerband.

      Allhems förlag, 1956-1978. 22 volymer. Förlagets svarta halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt utan skyddsomslag. Nyskick.. Bilden återger de tre första samt de två sista volymerna i sviten

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        The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7)

      The Macmillan Company 1956 - New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956. First Edition, Stated First Printing, in original dust jacket with front flap corners clipped but price of $2.75 intact. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Musty odor to pages, light ding to side edge of page block and light foxing to top edge. Cloth presents well, with faint wear at corners and spine ends, faint sunning to bottom edge. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, with chipping at the corners and spine ends, light sunning to spine panel. A lovely copy overall of the first American printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        18" X 24 1/2" MATTED & FRAMED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH OF LESLIE CHARTERIS

      None., 1956. Black & white 9 1/2" x 13 1/4" photograph of Leslie Charteris. Complete with a 3 1/4" x 5 3/4" inscribed card, "For ..... Who certainly worked for it. With thanks and appreciation, Leslie Charteris, Los Gatos, 9/20/56." Card also contains the trademark drawing of "The Saint," as a little stick man with a halo over his head. Both the photograph and the inscribed card are attractively matted and framed in a handsome 18" x 24 1/2" wooden frame. Fine condition.

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        Faschingsball Cave 54 Filmclub. Unter den Dächern von Heidelberg.

      Heidelberg: Heidelberger Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei. 1956 - Lithographic poster measuring 97 x 66 cm. (38 x 26 inches). Mounted on canvas.

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        ELEKTRONIK. Fachzeitschrift für Entwickler und Industrielle Anwender, 30 Jahrgänge: 5 (1956) - 34 (1985). Gebundene Zeitschrift, vollständig. ISSN: 0013-5658.

      München : Franzis-Verlag, 1956 - 1985.. 30 Jahrgänge in 44 Bänden + Einzelhefte. Hardcover/Pappeinband. 30 Jahrgänge in 44 Bänden + Einzelhefte!!! Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt und ist mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Jahrgang 25 (1976) wurde nicht fest eingebunden (originale Einzelhefte), ist aber vollständig. Bucheinbände leicht berieben und teilweise etwas verzogen. Seiten teilweise leicht gewellt, sonst aber sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Mehr Fotos und Angaben zu den Versandtkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx jqx

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        OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 25 Volumes: 4 (1956) - 28 (1980). Complete. Journal of the Operations Research Society of America. Published bimothly. ISSN: 0030-364X.

      Baltimore, MD : ORSA, 1956 - 1980.. 25 Volumes in 39 Books. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 39 Books!!! Formerly from library-collection. Volume 4 (1956) is a reprint, published by the company Kraus Reprint (softcover). Volume 15 (1967) to 28 (1980) in two books per volume. Covers with shelf wear. Some covers are warped. Pages clean, but partly wavy. Good to acceptable condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. // Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt und ist mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Jahrgang 15 (1967) bis 28 (1980) jeweils in zwei Halbbänden. Band 4 (1956) ist ein Nachdruck der Firma Kraus Reprint. Bucheinbände leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt, teilweise auch verformt. Seiten sauber, bei einigen Bänden jedoch gewellt. Bindungen fest. Guter bis akzeptabler Zustand. Mehr Fotos und Angaben zu den Versandtkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx jqx

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        OPERATIONAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, 20 Volumes: 7 (1956) - 27 (1976). Journal. ISSN: 0030-3623. Without Volume 9 (1958).

      London : Operational Research Society, 1956 - 1976.. 20 Volumes in 20 Books. Hardcover/Pappeinband. 20 Books!!! Formerly from library-collection. Covers with light shelf wear. Pages clean. Good condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. // Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt und ist mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Leider ohne Jahrgangsband 9 (1958). Bucheinbände leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Guter Zustand. Mehr Fotos und Angaben zu den Versandtkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx jqx Altersfreigabe (FSK) ab 50 Jahre

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        Hits, Runs and Social Errors. Choice Cartoons from Sports Illustrated

      New York: Random House,, 1956. Selected by Charles Preston, Tall quarto. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Boards slightly rubbed and dulled, lower corner bumped, light uneven tanning to front free endpapers from inserted material. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with a small chip from the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression. From the library of Laurence Olivier, inscribed to him by Elizabeth Taylor on the front free endpaper, "Dear Sir Laurence, Thank you for always being so kind. Love, Elizabeth. Sept 14, 1960". Olivier had been good friends with Richard Burton for some years, and it was Burton who hosted the party at which Olivier's marriage to Joan Plowright (which had taken place quietly earlier the same day) was announced. Olivier may have encountered Taylor in 1953, when she replaced Vivien Leigh in Elephant Walk, but they did not become close until after Taylor's marriage to Burton in 1964. In September 1960 the filming of Cleopatra was still taking place in London, and it is possible that Olivier had offered advice on the roles, having previously played the leads in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.

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        Gorki. Original Holzschnitt von Otto Pankok signiert.

      . Motivgröße 30 x 15 cm. Blattformat 50 x 34,8 cm. In kleiner Auflage in der Edition Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg 1956 erschienen. Der Holzschnitt ist in Bleistift signiert. Sehr guter Zustand.. Otto Pankok (Mülheim / Ruhr 1893 - 1966 Wesel). Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Werkverzeichnis WH 235. Porträt des russischen Schriftstellers Maxim Gorki (1868 - 1936). Gesamtauflage: 12 Exemplare (Entstehungsjahr 1947), sowie 328 Exemplare für die Griffelkunst Hamburg 1956.

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        Obras Completas

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada,, 1956. Octavo. Original limp red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, fish design to front board blocked in gilt, red endpapers lettered in white, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece and 23 monochrome plates. Extremities rubbed, inner hinge cracked but holding, glue remnants to the endpapers, p. 25 separated. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the Colombian writer Adel Gómez on the verso of the frontispiece: "Para Adel Lopez Gomez, un abrazo de su compañero. Pablo Neruda. Manizales 1968." (For Adel Lopez Gomez, a hug from his friend, Pablo Neruda). With a second gift inscription on the half title.

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        PICASSO LITHOGRAPHE III 1949-1956

      Monte-Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1956.. FIRST EDITION 1956, Volume 3 only of 4, text in French, 4to, 320 x 245 mm, 12½ x 9½ inches, 2 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS, being the coloured frontispiece and the black and yellow double spread dustwrapper, plus over 100 illustrations, some in colour, pages: 159 including index. Original plain thin card covers, dustjacket protected by glassine wrapper. Small light crease to upper corner of front endpaper persisting to page 17, affecting blank margin corner of frontispiece, otherwise a Fine copy, no inscriptions, in Fine DUSTWRAPPER, glassine wrapper has small chips at corners of upper panel, tiny chip to upper corner of lower panel. 10 mm (½") missing at head of spine. The two original lithographs were done by Picasso specially for this volume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956. First Edition, Stated First Printing, in original dust jacket with front flap corners clipped but price of $2.75 intact. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Musty odor to pages, light ding to side edge of page block and light foxing to top edge. Cloth presents well, with faint wear at corners and spine ends, faint sunning to bottom edge. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, with chipping at the corners and spine ends, light sunning to spine panel. A lovely copy overall of the first American printing.

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        Autograph Letter Signed on personal 4to letterhead with the town of "Corona" California crossed out and replaced with "Box 266 Monrovia," January 3, 1957

      . To Mr. Greenfield regarding "J.L." and Sinclair's book "The Cup of Fury." J.L. refers to Jack London, one of the writers Sinclair discusses in his book. Regarding "J.L.," "To the public he is a romantic figure & has to be that to sell the book. But to me he is an alcoholic tragedy. I have made him a leading figure in 'The Cup of Fury'...." Sinclair discusses the book, saying, "A score of NY publishers said it wouldn't sell & I had to go to a church group. They have sold 65000 copies... I send you my 'Didymus' of which also US publishers are afraid. It has been published with success in London, Paris...." He signs, "U. Sinclair." "The Cup of Fury" was published in 1956; it is an attack on alcohol, the tragic stories of talented American writers whose drinking destroyed them and caused grief to others, people like Jack London, O. Henry, Sinclair Lewis, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dylan Thomas. Sinclair also refers to another book, "Didymus." He is talking about the book "What Didymus Did," published in the UK in 1954, which would, in 1958, be published in the US as "It Happened to Didymus." In 1919, he published the muckraking exposé about "yellow" journalism, "The Brass Check," revealing the limitations of the "free press" in the United States. Four years later, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Sinclair also ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Socialist, and was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California in 1934.

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        The Last Battle

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1956. A Story for Children. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. With black and white illustrations Pauline Baynes throughout. Ghost of a bookplate to front free endpaper. A fine copy with an excellent jacket with slightly sunned spine, mild foxing to rear panel and flaps, and slightly nicked and rubbed extremities. First edition, first impression of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series.

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        Ausgrabungen und Funde. Nachrichtenblatt für Vor- und Frühgeschichte. Bände 1-37. 1956-1992. (alles Erschienene). Mit Register 1-25. In Heften. Dabei: ARCHÄOLOGISCHES NACHRICHTENBLATT. Herausgegeben von W. Menghin, B. Hänsel, G. Wetzel. Konvolut von 13 Heften, 1996 - 2006.

      Berlin, Akademie Verlag 1956 (- 1992). Gr.8°, Broschiert. - Sehr guter Zustand..

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        Sequences

      Cambridge: privately printed at the University Press,, 1956. Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed marbled boards, titles to spine gilt. With the original glassine wrapper. Ends and corners slightly rubbed, faint toning or spotting to edges and endpapers, sticker residue to rear free endpaper, boards mildly bowed, still a very good copy in a somewhat tanned and crinkled but still remarkably intact example of the original glassine wrapper. One of 25 copies privately printed at the Cambridge University Press, "for private distribution by the author", succeeding the first publication in Faber & Faber's trade edition of the same year. A scarce and pleasingly personal edition of Sassoon's religious poems.

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        BROXBOURNE LIBRARY, STYLES AND DESIGNS OF BOOKBINDINGS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

      London: Maggs Bros, 1956. quarter vellum over blue cloth, blue leather spine label, top edge gilt, later slipcase. Bookbinding. folio. quarter vellum over blue cloth, blue leather spine label, top edge gilt, later slipcase. x, 251 pages. With an introduction by Albert Ehrman. S-K 1045. Limited to 300 copies printed by Brooke Crutchley at the University Press, Cambridge (Brenni no.301). An extremely important book and one of the most important authored by Nixon. The 199 books are described in such detail by Nixon that the annotations constitute a history of binding. Each book is illustrated. The binding collection was put together to show the history of binding and hence as many different styles as possible were added to the collection. All but a few of the books described have not been described elsewhere. Old bookseller descriptions mounted in corner of free endpaper.

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        With 9-word handwritten postscript! Churchill renews his membership in the Conservative Association, sending a check to Member of Parliament John Harvey, adding that he ?shall be back for the Budget ? perhaps never?

      Typed Letter Signed ?Winston S. Churchill? with nine word handwritten postscript, 1p, 7.5? x 9.5?. Chartwell, Westerham, Kent [England]. January 9, 1956. To John E. Harvey, Esq., M.P. On watermarked laid paper. Creased at blank corners. File and staple holes in upper left corner. Light smudging in postscript due to pen problem. Fine condition.In full, ?Thank you for your letter. I will do what the Association think best, and I have pleasure in enclosing my cheque for £100 representing my subscription to the Association for 1955 and 1956. With all good wishes for 1956.? Handwritten postscript: ?I shall be back for the Budget perhaps never.?John E. Harvey served as Woodford Divisional Chairman of the Conservative Association from 1953-1956 and Member of Parliament for Walthamstow East from 1955-1966. When he had resigned as Prime Minister nine months earlier, Churchill wrote two letters announcing his resignation. On April 6, 1955, in the Cabinet

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo (240 × 155 mm). Contemporary binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Spines a little faded, board edges somewhat worn, some spotting to the cloth and foxing to the edges. Cloth worn in patches to Vol IV, with a small dent to the spine. Overall a good set in an attractive binding. First editions, first impressions. An attractively bound set. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship": "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently, he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history. Around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        The Sweet Science

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1956. Octavo. Original fawn cloth-backed black boards, title in black to the spine, impressed boxing ring device in red to the upper board, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. A little used, worn at the corners, minor splitting at the tail of the spine, top-stain faded but present, front hinge just starting after the front free endpaper, light toning, the jacket rubbed, sunned, with some splitting and chipping, damp-stain at the fore-corner of the upper panel onto the turn-in, remains very good. First edition, first impression. This copy superbly inscribed on the front free endpaper; "July 18, 1960 - Happy Birthday - Pap - This is partly because of the many times you took me to the Ridgewood Grove on Saturday nigths to watch the fights many years ago - Joe." A collection of Liebling's pieces for The New Yorker which in 2002 was hailed by Sports Illustrated as the No.1 Sports Book of all time; "Pound-for-pound the top boxing writer of all time, Liebling is at his bare-knuckled best here, bobbing and weaving between superb reporting and evocative prose. The fistic figures depicted in this timeless collection of New Yorker essays range from champs such as Rocky Marciano and Sugar Ray Robinson to endearing palookas and eccentric cornermen on the fringes of the squared circle. Liebling's writing is efficient yet stylish, acerbic yet soft and sympathetic … He leavens these flourishes with an eye for detail worthy of Henry James. The one-two combination allows him to convey how boxing can at once be so repugnant and so alluring" (Sports Illustrated, Dec. 2002). The 4,000-seater Ridgewood Grove Arena in Brooklyn was one of the great, old-school fight clubs of New York. Decidedly uncommon inscribed.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Here is a premium, collector-worthy 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 a notable exception - a full set of exceptionally clean, fine volumes in fine dust jackets, with terrific shelf presentation. All four volumes are first edition, first printing in correct, unclipped first printing dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are flawlessly clean and square with sharp corners, vivid color, and bright spine gilt. The contents remain crisp, bright, and tight. We note absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The sole trivial flaw is a hint of sunning to the top edges, which still retain strong color. The dust jackets are likewise noteworthy examples - unclipped and bright with no losses or tears. We note none of the usual spine sunning and only the slightest incidental soiling and trivial wear at a few spine ends. We see many first edition sets, but few thus. The 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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        HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES

      London Educational Book Company 1956 - 4 volumes. First Edition and the First Complete Illustrated Edition and the First Chartwell Edition. With a profusion of maps and illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original blue buckram lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and covers, red morocco lettering labels gilt. xviii, 431; 355; 340; 329. Index to each volume. A fine set. As pristine and in very pleasing condition with only very light evidence of age. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. This Chartwell edition was the first illustrated edition, issued by subscription only. It includes a profusion of illustrations, maps, and genealogical tables. By the beginning of World War II, Churchill had already penned half a million words of this manuscript. Lying dormant through almost six years of war followed by an even longer period in which Churchill wrote his war memoirs, this work finally was brought to fruition in 1956. The first two volumes of this set were published in April and November 1956 respectively, the third in October 1957, and the last in March 1958. Whereas the first two volumes sold briskly, the final two were less successful and were not reprinted for years. Sir Winston Churchill ranks among the greatest men of history. He was born in 1874, a descendent of the great Duke of Marlborough. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the century. He acted as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War and his dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. He was a prolific writer, always submerged in simultaneous multi-facted projects. He finished both A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES and his other great multi-volume work THE SECOND WORLD WAR during the same period as he was perfecting his style of painting and writing PAINTING AS A PASTIME. His death in 1965 sent the whole world into mourning and his funeral was on of the most moving public events of the century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney's African Lion

      New York: Simon and Schuster, in collaboration with Marc Barraud - Geneva. Near Fine. [1956]. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [a very nice copy, the covers a little bit rubbed and with one tiny surface nick to the front cover and a short scrape to the rear cover, in both instances exposing a little bit of white beneath the otherwise black surface; there is also a neatly-inked gift inscription (dated April 1957) on the ffep]. (color photographs) Beautifully-produced companion volume to the 1955 Disney "True-Life Adventure Film" THE AFRICAN LION. Per the statement on the copyright page, the book was "designed by Armand A. Bigle and produced by Marc Barraud from the original French language edition 'Walt Disney Lions d'Afrique' [published in 1955]," and was printed in Switzerland. The text, in this edition at least, was credited to James Algar, who began at the Disney studio as an animator in 1934, but after the war was made principal director (and later producer) of the studio's "True-Life Adventure" series of nature documentaries, which were produced between 1948 and 1960. The highlight of the book, though, are the color photographs of African wildlife (not just lions!) by Alfred and Elma [typo'd as "Emma" in the book's introduction, over Walt Disney's signature] Milette, which are tipped onto the pages throughout. (The volume has been carefully checked, and all photos are present and attached; mostly they are 7" x 3-1/2" or 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", although there are seven full-page (7" x 7-1/2") prints.) The Milottes, independent filmmakers before going under contract to Disney in the late 1940s, received cinematography credit on the earlier True-Life Adventure films (which until 1953 were all short subjects) and also on THE AFRICAN LION itself; the series earned a total of eight Academy Awards for the Disney studio, although this particular film wasn't nominated. I can't quite account for the scarcity of nice examples (or any examples) of this book in the current marketplace, but I suspect it may be due to many copies having been either sold to libraries, or placed in the hands of children -- both environments which would have been highly detrimental to the survival of the tipped-on photos. .

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