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        Waiting for Godot

      Faber and Faber 1956 - Published in London by Faber and Faber Limited in 1956. "First published in England in mcmlvi" stated on copyright page, indicating First UK Edition. Publisher's note tipped in following copyright page. Book very good, some foxing, and usual browning on free endpapers. DJ very good. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. DJ price reads "9s 6d net." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1956. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket that is slightly rubbed at the head and tail of the spine with a few short closed tears. First UK edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waiting for Godot; a tragicomedy in two acts

      Faber and Faber Limited, 1956 - Free end-papers a little browned as usual, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper which has the slightest of wear at the corners. With the publisher’s slip relating to excisions made for the Lord Chamberlain Federman & Fletcher 373.1

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        [Playbill]: Waiting for Godot

      New York: The John Golden Theatre / The Playbill. April 23, 1956. Program. Octavo. 20pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Two small ink stamps on the last leaf and some light wear, near fine. Program for the second week of the first Broadway run, which starred Bert Lahr and E.G. Marshall in the roles they made famous. From the library of Edwin Erbe, Director of Publicity for New Directions. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1956] - Small octavo, light green cloth. 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Privately printed for Siegfried Sassoon and Geoffrey Keynes at the Cambridge University Press 1956 - Limited to only 25 copies printed for the author. Original blue cloth-backed decorated boards with gilt titles to the spine. A couple of light foxing spots to the text block edge otherwise a fine copy. The trade edition was published earlier in the same year by Faber and Faber. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Montagne - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Paris: Librairie Larousse. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. A most attractive first Edition/first printing in Fine condition in Very Good+ dust jacket, with a small number of little chips at the edges. SIGNED by AUTHOR Maurice Herzog on the title page. An indispensable mountaineering guide in original French language; A stunning guide into mountaineering from the perspective of the mid of the 20th century by Maurice Herzog, Leader of the French Himalayan Expedition in 1950 to conquer the first 8,000-meter peak ever, the Annapurna. Countless photos in black and white as well as colored illustrations .

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        The Lord of the Rings (3 vols)

      Houghton Mifflin - Volume I, The Fellowship of the Ring: Very good 1st U.S., 4th or later impression (Wyndham in the colophon address did not appear until the 4th). The dj is good plus with faded, bottom chipped spine and front rubbing, soiled back with 2 inch tape residue. Points: no price on dj. Volume 2, The Two Towers: Very Good 1st U.S., 3rd impression (no date; p.118, line 39 -"fire and flood" was changed by the 4th impression). The dj is good plus with rubbed front cover, faded chipped spine, corners. Points: stripe, gap, cuff present; Auden on back cover; $5.00 on front flap. Volume 3, The Return of the King: Very Good 1st U.S., 1st impression with 1956 on title page and on page 49 the signature mark '4' at the bottom. The dj is very good minus with repaired tears and chips at extremities. Point:oversize dollar mark with two uprights on front flap. All volumes have maps in fine condition in the rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Michael Joseph,. [1956]. Octavo,. boards.. Light foxing to top edge of text black, else a fine copy in fine dust. jacket. A very sharp copy of a very scarce book. (#105364). First edition. Wyndham's first collection of short fiction. Collects ten stories.

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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random 1956 - First edition, First state, very lite wear at spine ends & lower corners, a near FINE bright copy in VG+ bright dj litely edgeworn at spine ends & corners & litely chipped at spine crown, 1st Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph of Irving Shulman by Arthur W. Knight

      First. Large black and white 1950s vintage photograph of the author Irving Shulman concentrating on a chess board, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 12" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight -- Petaluma" on the rear. Light wear to the edge of the artist board, still fine. Two stickers on the back from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California (and where the photo took 4th place in the advanced category). Inscribed by Shulman on the artist board below the image: "3/30/56 For Arthur Knight -- with really many thanks. Irving Shulman." 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. Shulman wrote many novels including The Amboy Dukes, The Square Trap, Cry Tough!, and The Big Brokers. He also wrote the screenplay for Rebel Without a Cause. An attractive and striking vintage image. .

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        Les oiseaux de lune.

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Photograph of Will Henry by Arthur W. Knight

      Petaluma CA: Arthur Knight. (No date -- circa 1956). First. Large black and white vintage photograph of the author Will Henry, standing with hat in hand, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight -- Petaluma" on the rear. Fine. Exhibition stamp on the back of the board from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California. Inscribed by Will Henry to Arthur Knight on the artist board below the image: "Thanks, Art -- If only the man measured up to the image! Will Henry -- Clay Fisher." Henry apparently liked the photograph, as it appears (with Knight credited) on many of the dustjackets of his books from this date on. 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. Henry (whose real name was Henry Allen) wrote many novels, mostly successful westerns, and his stories and books were made into over sixty films. A large and attractive vintage print of the image probably most associated with the author, inscribed to the photographer. .

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        L'automne à Pékin.

      Les éditions de minuit 1956 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Deuxième édition, en partie originale car revue et augmentée, sur papier courant. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à un couple de ses amis. Dos légèrement insolé, piqûres marginales sur les plats. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Bourbon on the Rocks.

      Sag Harbor, John Steinbeck, 1956 - Sag Harbor, John Steinbeck, 1956, first edition. Although this was originally titled Bourbon on the Rocks, this lot of four items relates to Steinbeck's satirical novel, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, it includes three letters from Steinbeck to Marie Fraioli as well as a carbon copy of his typed manuscript as typed by Fraioli, she had been Elia Kazan's secretary (Kazan and Steinbeck were close because of their association with both East of Eden and Viva Zapata!), Steinbeck hired her to type what he thought would be a long short story, although he also recognized that it was rapidly turning into a short novel, he asks Fraioli for one copy and two carbons (one carbon included here) in the first letter (typed on his Sag Harbor stationery, but signed "John," dated March 14, 1956), he asks how her typing was going on a play that he had also submitted to her and insists on the Bourbon on the Rocks title despite what he had earlier dictated, it is a total of seven paragraphs, 32 lines, the second letter is an autographed letter signed John, saying she had done a wonderful job on his play and hoping that she liked his "Bourbon" story, asking that a carbon go to Kazan, it has two paragraphs, a total of 10 lines, all on ruled yellow paper, the third letter appears to be a carbon (four paragraphs, 19 lines) in which he talks more about his developing story, how it (then) had 22,000 words with another 3,000 to 5,000 more to come, although he notes that it will take considerable rewriting, this letter has a typed signature of one Horace K. Manley, but it is also on his Sag Harbor stationery, together with one of her carbons of the complete (at that time) story that he called Bourbon on the Rocks, a total of 73 pages, all now housed in a custom clamshell case. Essentially fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro a cura di Tullia Gasparrini Leporace. Presentazione di Roberto Almagià. Roma, Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, (1956).

      - Cartella editoriale tela, in folio, [mm. 512 x 360], contenente un fascicolo in brochure di pp. 77 - (3) e 48 tavv. num. fototipiche a colori che riproducono il mappamondo, una tavola n.n. in bianco e nero con il quadro d’unione delle tavole e un foglio di acetato che permette, sovrapposto alle tavole di ritrovare le didascalie trascritte nel saggio, grazie alle coordinate che le accompagnano. Piatti incorniciati da un doppio filetto in oro, quello esterno più spesso. Al piatto anteriore un filetto dorato circolare comprende il titolo dell’opera ed al centro il medaglione con il ritratto di Fra Mauro e l’epigrafe Frater Maurus S. Michaelis Moranensis de Venetiis Ordinis Camaldulensis Chosmographus Incomparabilis. Al dorso titolo e note tipografiche in oro. Edizione voluta dal Comune di Venezia per celebrare il settimo centenario della nascita di Marco Polo con il concorso del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione e della Fondazione Cini di Venezia sotto la cura di Tullia Gasparrini Leporace direttrice della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, dov’è conservata la carta. Il mappamondo costituisce il monumento più alto della cartografia medievale, si tratta probabilmente di una copia di quello che venne realizzato dal veneto Fra Mauro su richiesta del re del Portogallo Alfonso cui l’opera venne inviata nel 1459. Sebbene, forse, fosse conservata nel 1779 nel monastero di Alcobaza in Portogallo, ora è perduta. Fra Mauro, era un camaldolese del convento di S. Michele di Murano come recita la legenda della medaglia a lui coeva, riprodotto anche al piatto anteriore. L’autore si trovava nel monastero di S. Michele nel 1439, ma un documento attesta un Frater Maurus de Venetiis nel 1409, nel periodo per il quale non ci sono documenti che lo riguardano, potrebbe essere stato lontano – dimorò nel monasteri di S. Michele a Leme in Istria, dove realizzò una carta dei possedimenti dl monastero – poi nel 1444 è chiamato a far parte della commissione che doveva risolvere il problema della deviazione delle acque dl Brenta. Dal 1448 i registri del monastero ricordano l’acquisto di colori e oro per le sue opere insieme al nome di due collaboratori: Francesco da Cherso e Andrea Bianco, autore quest’ultimo di un atlante nautico del 1436 e di un mappmondo del 1448. Morì prima del 20 ottobre 1459, quando, sempre nei registri del convento, si ricorda che le copie dei mappamondi, dei disegni e delle scritture erano state depositate a S. Giuliano alla Giudecca in una cassa chiusa da lucchetti. Il mappamondo, realizzato a colori su pergamena, ha un contorno leggermente ellittico (m. 1,96 x 1,93) ed è inscritto in un quadrato di m. 2,23: gli spazi rimanenti, agli angoli, sono occupati da lunghe didascalie che contengono le conoscenze dell’epoca in materia geografica e cosmografica; nell’angolo inferiore sinistro è disegnato il paradiso terrestre. Non sono presenti scale metriche, ma sui bordi sono indicati i punti cardinali – l’orientamento della carta è con il sud in alto, come nelle carte arabe – vi sono raffigurati i continenti allora conosciuti. Il mappamondo è oltremodo ricco di didascalie, realizzate dopo il disegno, come mostra le sovrapposizioni, realizzate da due mani diverse: alcune sono realizzate su piccoli pezzetti di pergamena incollate nascondendo forse altre scritte precedenti o coprendo piccoli dettagli, alcune non sono state completate, come se il lavoro non fosse stato terminato. Per una datazione più precisa dell’opera è stato segnalato che Fra Mauro, nelle didascalie, ignora la caduta di Costantinopoli nel 1453. Al verso della tavola sulla quale è incollata la pergamena si legge comunque "MCCCCLX Adì XXV Avosto fo complido questo lavor" il che testimonierebbe che fu completata dopo la morte dell’autore il quale l’aveva realizzata "a contemplation di questa Illustrissima Signoria", forse realizzandola a maggior gloria di Venezia. Nel fascicolo sono un saggio di Roberto Alamagià che fa la storia dell’opera e quindi un lungo saggio della Gasparr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Dennis Dobson (1956), London - A report on the Bandung Conference of 29 Asian and African countries on racism and colonialism. Illustrated with photographs by the author. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Sara Penn "with all my best wishes" on 1 July 1956 in Paris. Books signed by Wright are uncommon. He died but four years after this inscription at the age of 52. Bookseller's sticker below the inscription on the front free endpaper. Small nick at head of spine. Very Good in a very worn dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        Derrière le Miroir. DLM #92-93. 10 (dix) ans d'édition

      Paris: Maeght, 1956. Folio, 11 x 15 in. Portfolio with original lithographs by Chagall (M. 153), Miró (M.242 and D. 19) and Bazaine and cancelled etchings by Giacometti (L. 62) and Miró. Cramer, 36.

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      Scott, Foresman and Company, USA 1956 - Very scarce fourteen (14) volume set - THE NEW FUN WITH DICK AND JANE - Teacher's Edition. Set includes: Just Imagine, Guess Who [JP], The New Fun With Dick And Jane [1/1], The New Our New Friends [1/2], The New Friends and Neighbors [2/1], More friends and Neighbors [2/2], The New Streets and Roads [3/1], More Streets and Roads [3/2], The New Times and Places [4/1], More Times and Places [4/2], The New Days and Deeds [5/1], More Days and Deeds [5/2], The New People and Progress [6/1], More People and Progress [6/2]. Overall and average is VG some with the odd blemish and bump and some general very light soiling. Many of these titles individually sell for $300-$400+. This is a very rare opportunity for a complete set. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        Seize the Day

      Viking, New York 1956 - Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the spine ends. Some soiling to the front and rear panel. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Price of $3.00 is present on the front flap with a light pencil mark through it. Bellow's uncommon fourth book which contains the titled novella--a day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm--and three short stories. Signed by the author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Handwritten lyrics signed three times by Woody Guthrie while at Brooklyn State Hospital, probably unpublished

      Music Signed, 8" x 12.5", two full pages of handwritten lyrics for a song signed "Woody Guthrie", three times, adding his address and "May 1956", Age toning, minor archival tape reinforcement, edges chipped. Fine. Written at the Brooklyn State Hospital, but never recorded. Title "Why", many of the words are indecipherable clearly showing the effects of Huntington's Disease, for which he was hospitalized from 1956 to 1961 at Brooklyn State Hospital until 1966, and finally at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. His third wife divorced him around this time and gave their child together to friends to adopt. In small part: "Why does it hurt all us... so much of... here than it hurts all my (?) ever here to written it... (?)... and also to divorce it?" Woodrow "Woody" Guthrie (1912-1967) was a highly influential and prolific American folk musician noted for his identification with the common man, and for his abhorrence of fascism, politicians, hypocrisy an

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        Homenaje Cubano a Ernest Hemingway premio nobel de Literatura. InscribedED

      Cuba: Coligio National de Periodistas Asociacion de Reporteres de la Habanas, n.p. [Habana], n.d., 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.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      Columbia 1956 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. James Darren, Laurie Carroll, Michael Granger, Edgar Barrier, Robert Blake, dir: Fred F. Sears; Columbia. The artist Ballester has created atmospheric art of the waterfront setting against which a stunning male pin-up portraiture of young James Darren has been juxtaposed. The story is about a teenage gang member who sets out to expose the corruption on the waterfront of which he has been a part of. James Darren's first film. On linen, NEAR FINE.

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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House 1956 - Published in New York by Random House in 1956. First Edition according to the Younger Bibliography and with no indication of later printing. Glazed pictorial boards. Book very good+. DJ very good. DJ price reads 250/250. Book comes in specially-made cloth slipcase. [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. .

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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

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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?

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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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      Editions du Dragon, Paris 1956 - EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée par Jean HÉLION de 6 LITHOGRAPHIES originales, dont le frontispice et cinq hors texte en noir et une en brun sur la couverture d'épais Auvergne bleu.Tirage unique à 126 exemplaires numérotés et signés par le poète et l'artiste. Un des 100 sur vélin d¿Arches. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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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