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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House 1956 - NY: Random House, 1956. First Edition according to the Younger bibliography (price of 250/250 on front flap of DJ). Book very good, in very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Releves de Touen-Houang et peintures anciennes de la Collection Tchang Ta-Ts'ien, SIGNED by Chang Dai Chien

      Paris: Musee Cernuschi, 1956 - 1st edition, 1st printing. 86 pages, octavo, 22*16cm. Releves de Touen-Houang et peintures anciennes de la Collection Tchang Ta-ts'ien: Ville de Paris, Musee Cernuschi, juin-juillet 1956. Text description of 50 paintings for this exhibition, 30 illustrations. Signed with his personal chop by Tchang Ta Ts'ien (Chang Dai Chien), presented to Wang Ch'i Chien. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Montgomery Story. Address by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, Montgomery, Alabama, at 47th NAACP Annual Convention, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, Wednesday, June 27, 1956, 6 P.M

      San Francisco: NAACP Annual Convention. 1956. First. First edition. Five folio leaves mimeographed in blue ink on rectos only, and stapled in upper left-hand corner. Slight age-toning at extremities, else very near fine. A very rare copy of this extremely important address, almost certainly distributed at the event or very shortly thereafter, probably as a press release and the first printed version of this important speech, a watershed moment in the African-American struggle for Civil Rights and King's first success with nonviolent protest. OCLC locates only two copies of this speech (University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan). Rare and significant. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Much more than 18 minutes of previously unheard 1st generation Nixon dictaphone recordings with handwritten notes by future President Richard Nixon

      Collection of eight recordings made by Vice President Richard Nixon on flexi disc for conservative columnist Ralph de Toledano, an associate editor of ?Newsweek,? who was writing Nixon?s biography, ?Nixon.? Fine condition.First Edition of ?Nixon? is present (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1956). Inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper ?For Barney Nover / greetings! / Ralph de Toledano.? Barnet ?Barney? Nover (1899-1973) was a columnist and editorial writer for the ?Washington Post? from 1936-1947, specializing in foreign affairs. He was the Washington bureau chief of the ?Denver Post? from 1947 until his retirement in 1971. With dust jacket, minor flaws, not price clipped, 188p, 5.5? x 8.25?. Very Good condition.These eight records were made as dictated memos for his secretary to type up and send to Ralph de Toledano. Each 7?-diameter, one-sided flexi disc is made of a thin, flexible red vinyl sheet with a molded-in spiral stylus groove to be played on a nor

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Floggits [sic]: Series One, Episode 3

      Np [BBC], London 1956 - 34 mimeographed pp., 5 typed inserts, all secured with split pin to top left. A little edgeworn and dusty, but a well preserved copy. First edition. TERRY NATION'S EXTENSIVELY REVISED WORKING COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE, AND WITH A SIGNED HANDWRITTEN NOTE TO PRODUCER ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSON TO TITLE PAGE. NO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE EXISTS. Floggit's, starring Elsie and Doris Waters, ran for three series on BBC Radio between 1956 and 1959. Transplanting their Workers' Playtime characters to a family-run general store, this unexceptional and now very dated show featured a phenomenal supporting cast: Anthony Newley, Joan Sims (whose name is misspelt 'SIMMS' on the title page of this script), Hugh Paddick -- and Ronnie Barker, whose first radio appearance this was. It's writing team was equally stellar. At the same time (1956) as providing scripts for this middle-of-the-road radio comedy, Freeman, Junkin and Nation were also working on Idiot's Weekly Price 2d, the first attempt to present Goon Show humour to a television audience. The script offered here is for Series One, Episode Three of Floggit's, first transmitted on 31 August 1956. No recording is known to exist of this episode, but if the writers' extensive rewrites are any guide, the show was still very much in the process of bedding down. The script as first presented clearly found no favour with its stars: extensive deletions and rewrites cover almost every page, and newly typed pages (themselves heavily revised) have been inserted at intervals. The whole was then re-submitted to the producer, Alastair Scott Johnson, with a handwritten note on the title page from Nation: 'Dear Alastair, The amendments and cuts which we hope you can read and with which Elsie and Doris seem happy. Sincerely, Terry'. So. Only the third episode, now lost, of a show which gave a radio debut to Ronnie Barker and featured very early appearances by Joan Sims and Anthony Newley, and which is co-written, signed twice, and extensively revised by the man who, seven years later, would go on to invent the Daleks. Any takers?

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        JOURNAL ( 22 VOLS ) , suivi de LA VIE DES FRERES GONCOURT ( 3 VOLS )

      - Monaco, Editions( reliée ! ) de l'Imprimerie Nationale de Monaco, 1956-58. 15,5x21 cm. 25 volumes (3 pour la "Vie" et 22 pour le "Journal". . ELEGANTES RELIURES demi-chagrin bordeaux. Plats recouverts de papier marbré de couleur assortie. Dos lisses portant le titre et la tomaison en lettres dorées. Première de COUVERTURES DES BROCHURES CONSERVEES. Elégante mise-en-page sur beau papier. Ensemble en excellent état et de présentation élégante. Un des 5000 exemplaires sur vélin de Renage (n° 796). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Panorama of the History of the Film in Hollywood. Hollywood First Federal Savings and Loan

      1956. Watercolor and gouache. 15 x 40 inches inches on board. Signed, titled, dated and extensively annotated by the artist. Rough Sketch. Preliminary Study. Section of East Wall Base of Hollywood First Federal Savings and Loan. C.E. Toberman Company. Austin, Field and Fry Architects. 15 different scenes from films, with the names of Sarah Bernhardt, Lon Chaney, Thomas Edison et al. Much changed in the final mural. Sunset Blvd. and Vine St. (northeast corner) Home Savings of America, exterior and interior (now Washington Mutual).

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      London: Bles and The Bodley Head, 1950;1951;1952;1953;1954;1955;1956. - First editions, first impressions, seven volumes, 8vo., pp.173; 195; 223; 217; 199; 183; 184, half burgundy morocco by Period Binders, five raised bands, gilt, top edges gilt, colour frontispieces and b/w illustrations by Pauline Baynes, vols. 2-5 with map, vol. 5 with marbled endpapers; a fine first edition set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Minster Gate Bookshop (est. 1970)]
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        Outstanding Cuban archive ranging from a 1956 Batista signed document to a 2002 Castro signed Letter of State. Most notable is a 9pp memorandum from the Ministry of Foreign Relations relating to the "Bay of Pigs" and comparing JFK to Hitler in this regard. <I>"The road of the North American imperialism is the same as Hitler's . . ."</I>

      Havana, Cuba, 1956 - 2002 This fascinating Cuba archive traces the reparations of hostile Latin relations and attitudes after the Bay of Pigs. On April 17, 1961, approximately 1,300 members of a CIA-supported counter-revolutionary Cuban exile force stormed the beaches of Cuba, beginning a brief military adventure which ended in total failure. The incident quickly became a foreign policy debacle for President Kennedy, who approved the plan just three months into his presidency. A 9pp unsigned memorandum could have been written by Raul Roa, who was the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1959 to 1973. Roa was appointed Foreign Minister by Castro and he gained international prominence with his blunt diplomacy. In the 1970s he worked to restore good relations with other Latin American countries, and in 1973 he signed an anti-hijacking agreement with the United States. The memorandum typed on "Republica De Cuba, Minister of Foreign Relations" stationery is dated in Havana, May 5, 1961 "Year of the Education." Less than

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy. (1956). First. Uncorrected proof. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Unbound string-tied folded and gathered sheets, page edges uncut. A little soiling to the outer pages, else near fine. A very scarce early issue, presumably only a few copies were issued thus. .

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

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1956 - Included in these pages is the story of the paranoid and uncertain Gordon Comstock, who tries to avoid any kind of connection with the "money world" and family responsibilities, thus, becoming the typical window aspidistra, which sits in nearly every windowsill in the homes of Middle Class Britain. The book is in excellent condition! The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked. First American Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sekkes Consultants]
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        Remarks On The Foundation Of Mathematics

      NY; MacMillan; 1956; - 1st U.S. edition, a fine, unmarked copy in a VG+ dust jacket, price-clipped, compiled from author's extensive manuscripts on the philosophy of mathematics, written between 1937-1944. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        Styles and designs of bookbindings from the twelfth to the twentieth century, with an introduction by Albert Erhman.

      Maggs Brothers for the Broxbourne Library London 1956 - Limited to 300 copies, folio, [x], [251]pp., illustrated, quarter vellum over blue cloth, gilt blue morocco spine label, top edge gilt, label a bit chipped, otherwise a fine, clean copy with the original prospectus laid in, preserved in a blue cloth slipcase. Provenance: Estell Doheney (morocco book label). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Reliures Mosaiquees du XVIII Siecle

      - Paris: Société de la Reliure Originale, 1956. Half crimson morocco gilt with marbled paper boards by A & R Maylander, spine gilt in six compartments, the second lettered direct, the others richly gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. First Edition. 4to (23.2 x 19.2 cm), with 45 plates, some in colour.A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Requiem pour une nonne [Requiem for a Nun]

      Paris: Gallimard. (1956). First. First French edition. Fine in wrappers and fine, unprinted tissue dustwrapper. One of 85 numbered copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      - Farblithographie, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 139) (Künstlergraphik / Colour Lithograph)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        Marc CHAGALL. Werk van latere jaren / l'oeuvre des dernières années.

      - Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1956, broché sous couverture illustrée, (28 pp.), (26 x 19 cm). Exposition au Stedelijk Museum d'Amsterdam du 7 décembre 1956 au 14 janvier 1957 et au Palais des beaux-Arts de Bruxelles du 19 janvier au 24 février 1957. Catalogue SM 157. 16 reproductions hors-texte dont 8 en couleurs. Biographie. Liste des oeuvres. Bel exemplaire signé en page de titre par l'artiste (petites traces du temps) / Fine copy SIGNED by Marc CHAGALL on the title-page (slight traces of wear). (Envoi en colissimo suivi sous emballage cartonné). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Homenaje Cubano a Ernest Hemingway premio nobel de Literatura. InscribedED.

      Coligio National de Periodistas Asociacion de Reporteres de la Habanas, n.p. [Habana], n.d., Cuba 1956 - Presentation Copy of this rare Cuba Phamplet "Homenaje Cubano a Ernest Hemingway premio nobel de Literatura" signed by Ernest Hemingway. Published in Cuba as homage to Ernest Hemingway on winning the Nobel Prize. 4to., Brown wrappers with colour decoration pasted on. 12 pages. The inner cover (on brown paper) prints an extract from Old Man and The Sea, where Hem refers to the Cuba beer HATUEY; the inner back cover (also on brown paper) prints the beginning of chapter 2 of "To Have And Have Not", also referring to HATUEY beer. Spanish text - a souvenir of the lunch celebrated in the gardens of the brewery Modelo in Havana, on Monday, August 13th, 1956. Nicely inscribed in blue fountain pen on the inside: "To Raul Dominguez, best always, Ernesto Hemingway". A very good plus example of a very interesting & rare Hemingway item. Custom Clamshell Case in very fine condition. A superior example. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Collins, London 1956 - Original dustjacket artwork for the First British Edition of Calvino's first novel. Gouache on artboard, with the image measuring 9.5 X 12 inches and the board measuring 10.5 X 15 inches. A colorful and visually stunning piece, signed by artist Trevor Denning near the lower right corner. Brieft pencilled notation regarding measurments on the lower margin, with the publisher, author, and translator's names overlaid and mounted to the piece on thick cardstock. The printers' instruction sheet for Collins is handwritten on pink stock, affixed on the verso. 'The Path to the Nest of Spiders' is told from a child's perspective. Calvino paints the trauma of war torn Italy using a variety of impressive characters, namely a young boy and his teenage sister, who are depicted on the jacket. In our experience, the British Edition of the book is quite uncommon, with few copies offered on the market - collectable or otherwise. The only original jacket artwork we have seen for one of Calvino's books, and quite dazzling in comparison to its American counterpart. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gone With The Wind.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956 - Tall octavo. Publisher's presentation skiver, spine gilt in compartments, light blue endpapers. Lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers faded at the edges. An excellent copy. Limited edition in celebration of the dedication of "White Columns on Peachtree", the colonial revival building that was home to Atlanta's WSB and WSB-TV stations from 1956 to 1998. WSB-TV was founded in 1948 by James M. Cox, publisher of the Atlanta Journal newspaper, making it the second oldest broadcaster south of Washington D. C. This copy signed on the limitation leaf by Jean Hendrix, the station's promotions manager, and John M. Outler, the general manager.

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        Things of This World.

      Harcourt & Brace, New York 1956 - First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award winning collection. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Review copy with slip. Signed by the author who has transcribed the line, "The morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Wilbur". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English Speaking Peoples

      Cassell & Company., London 1956 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume 1:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, front and rear end papers very gently toned, remains of previous owners book plate on FFEP, signed by the author without dedication on the second end paper, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, gently chipped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price of 30s net.Volume 2:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed, top of page edges a very light maroon colour, bottom two corners gently bumped, very faint small date stamp on FFEP, Internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, gently chipped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, some small marks to front and rear panels, retains original publishers price of 30s net.Volume 3:A Near Fine copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price of 30s net.Volume 4:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, bottom two corners very gently rubbed, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition: Very Good, very gently chipped and rubbed bottom of the spine, gently rubbed and chipped top of the spine with some small loss, corners very gently rubbed, very small mark front panel, price clipped.Overall a Very Good First Edition set signed by Churchill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of The English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1956-58. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 4 Volumes. Complete, 8vo., 9-5/8" x 6-3/8". Finely bound in recent full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, spine compartments with Rampant Lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt. A fine, clean and bright set of Churchill&#39;s hugely popular historical work.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet: A Poem with Pictures by Ben Shahn.

      NY: Farrar Straus & Cudahy (1956). - First edition. 57 pp w/notes. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Berryman on the front free endpaper. Berryman's first book with Farrar Straus, with whom he would publish for the rest of his life. Stefanik A7.i.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1956&#150;8 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, red top stain. With the dust jackets. Top-stain variably faded, jackets slightly rubbed and with a few very minor splits, internally clean and bright, a very good set. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations &#150; the British Empire and the United States &#150; 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. Cohen A267.1(I) - (IV). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Lyndon Johnson Story

      Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York 1956 - Both book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Lyndon Baines Johnson on front free endpage: "To Cousin ., With all my love, Lyndon B Johnson". Spine ends lightly rubbed, end papers lightly foxed, text clean, binding tight. Dust jacket spine edges rubbed, small piece missing upper spine, small closed tears at top and bottom spine edges. Actually, though, this is a very bright and nice dust jacket for this early Johnson book. 178 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London 1956 - Here is a stunning 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 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. These sets commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, including spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. Here is a near-fine plus set of four British first edition, first printings in fine dust jackets. All four dust jackets are unclipped and complete, with vividly bright, entirely unfaded spines that show no trace of the usual dulling. No losses. The only dust jacket flaws noted are minor wrinkling at the Volume IV spine ends and fractional wear and a small mark at the head of the Volume I spine. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The red cloth bindings are uniformly bright, tight, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are uniformly bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous owner inscriptions. Even the fore edges are clean and free of spotting. The red stained top edges are sunned to dark pink on Volumes II-IV and to light pink on Volume I. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le ceremonial françois. Tome premier contenant les ceremonies observés en France aux Sacres & Couronnemens de Roys, & Reynes, & de quelques anciens Ducs de Normandie, d&#146;Aquitaine, & de Bretagne: Comme aussi à leurs Entrées solennelles: Et à celles d&#146;aucuns Dauphins, Gouverneurs de Provinces, & autres Seigneurs, dans diverses Villes du Royaume. Tome second contenant les ceremonies observées en France aux Mariages & Festins: Naissances, & Baptesmes: Maioritez de Roys: Estats Generaux et Particuliers: Assemblées des Notables: Licts de Iustice: Hommages, Sermens de Fidelité: Receptions & Entreueuës: Sermens pour l'observations des Traitez: Processions & Te Deum. Recueilly par Theodore Godefroy, Conseiller du Roy en ses Conseils. Et mis en lumie

      - Due voll. in-folio, pp. (25) 1024 (3) + pp. (15) 1048 (7). Segnatura: a4 e6 i4 A-6N6 6O2 + a6 e6 A-6Q6 6R6. Leg. settecentesca p. pelle con tit. oro e cornice tip. oro impressi su tass. bordeaux appl. al ds., num. del tomo in oro entro cornice tip. oro impressi entro scomparti al ds., fregi gigliati impressi in oro entro scomparti al ds., nervi, tagli a spruzzo rossi, tit. r/n al frontespizio, marca tip. splendidamente incisa con putti che sostengono medaglioni raffiguranti immagini tratte dai Dieci Comandamenti, testatine e capilettera xil. abitati, finalini xil. Spellature ai piatti e al ds., bruniture diffuse, macchie n.t. Vol. 1: minime mancanze al piede inf. del ds. e al piatto post., macchia di cera a p. 65 con copertura del testo, macchie ai margini inf. delle pp. 293-295, annotazioni di mano antica a margine, mancanza al taglio intermedio di p. 476, p. 745 e pp. 846-851 numerate due volte ma con testo regolare, mancano le pp. 749-750 e 844-850 ma il testo procede regolarmente, alone di umidità alla parte interna delle pp. 800-820 e da p. 840 fino a fine opera, strappo al taglio inf. delle pp. 917-918 con interessamento del testo, strappo al taglio inf. delle pp. 935-936 e al taglio sup. delle pp. 999-1000 senza interessamento del testo; Vol. 2: minime mancanze al ds., lavoro di tarlo al margine inf. delle pp. 303-304 senza perdita di testo, p. 357 e pp. 807-810 numerate due volte ma con testo regolare, mancano le pp. 803-806 ma il testo procede regolarmente, le pp. 836-837 sono numerate come pp. 834-835 ma il testo procede regolarmente. L'opera doveva essere in tre volumi, come risulta dall'Advertissement au lecteur nel vol. 1, ma il vol. 3 rimase manoscritto, cfr. NUC pre-1956, CCIII, p. 150. Si tratta della 2a edizione di uno scritto definito come testo base sulla sacralità monarchica francese. La 1a edizione apparve nel 1619 in un vol. in-4°, mentre il vol. 3 &#150; che trattava il tema del ricevimento dei cavalieri ai tornei e ai funerali &#150; non vide mai la luce. Saffroy, Bibliographie généalogique, héraldique et nobiliaire de la France: des origines à nos jours, imprimés et manuscrits, I, 15103 la definisce "Édition beaucoup plus complète que la précedente". Un&#146;edizione simile a quella presente è stata battuta in asta da Druout in tempi non troppo recenti. ICCU segnala la presenza di questa edizione in 6 biblioteche italiane: Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze, Biblioteca Trivulziana - Archivio storico civico di Milano, Biblioteca Palatina di Parma, Biblioteca nazionale centrale Vittorio Emanuele II di Roma, Biblioteca Reale di Torino e Biblioteca nazionale universitaria di Torino. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Fenice di Pietro Freggio]
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        Requiem pour une nonne [Requiem for a Nun]

      Gallimard, Paris 1956 - First French edition. Fine in wrappers and fine, unprinted tissue dustwrapper. One of 85 numbered copies. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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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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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1956] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by Vance. The author's scarce fourth book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1167. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear along edges, some rubbing along front spine fold, 20 mm closed tear at upper front spine fold, some faint fading along top edge of front panel, and dust soiling to rear panel. (#111282) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Diamonds Are Forever - Rare UK 1st w/Original Dust Jacket

      Jonathan Cape (U.K.) 1956 - First Printing ("First Published 1956" at top of copyright page with no references to subsequent printings), white endpapers, list in front of book to "Moonraker", Correct 1st state Dust Jacket with reviews for "Live and Let Die" and "Moonraker" on rear flap, black boards with silver gilt lettering to spine, impressed diamond pattern and silver gilt diamond on front board. Book has just a couple of creased page corners, squared outer page corners, no foxing to pages, foxing to endpapers (common defect with this particular book for some reason), slight foxing/dusting to outer page edges (common defect with this book - there is ALWAYS some foxing somewhere), no former owner's markings or used book store stamps/stickers inside, endpapers are clean and free from scotch tape residue marks or other discoloration or erasures, no hinge splitting, no spine lean, no wear to board edges, corners or spine tips, no bumped board corners, no other soiling or staining to boards. BUT FOR THE FOXING THIS IS QUITE A SHARP BOOK WITHOUT THE USUAL WEAR/RUBBING TO BOARD EDGES/CORNERS AND WITHOUT THE SPLITTING OR WEAR TO EXTERIOR HINGES AS IS USUALLY FOUND WITH THIS BOOK. Original Correct 1st print Dust Jacket has tiny closed tear with related crease at bottom left on spine and tiny bit of loss at top left on spine otherwise no chipping or tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tips and front flap crease, barest hint of edge wear, usual slight dust soiling to white portions on rear panel (very very common defect with this DJ), foxing spots to rear panel along crease, no scotch tape glue staining to flaps. Overall a FINE- 1st print book in VG+ condition first print original dust jacket (price clipped) of an Ian Fleming U.K. 1st printing hardcover book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Ian Fleming James Bond 1st printing hardcover appearances up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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&#128;. Pagando por TRANSFERENCIA o TARJETA son 2,50&#128;.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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