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        In the Bottom of My Garden. (Angel with lillies)

      New York: The Artist,, 1956. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolour dye. Sheet size: 21.6 × 27.9 cm. From the estate of Andy Warhol with foundation number PM 12.0025

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WOMAN IN WHITE

      Folio Society. London. 1956. FIRST LAMB EDITION. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with twelve full page original mono lithographs by Lamb, printed at the Curwen Press. Fine, clean copy in fine leather binding. Full dark blue morocco, spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders on boards. Board edges with single gilt rules. Double gilt rules to border of inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a fine and beautiful binding. The binding is unsigned but is certainly the work of a master Bookbinder.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        TEMOIGNAGE

      Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday. Limited in 125 numbered copies, of which our copy is N. 57 Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Very rare copy, in very good condition, the cover is slightly tan and the original glassine worn with some tears, inside no stains etchings are clear, off-setting in the blanc page before the title page, and in the first text page. More pictures on request.

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        SIGNED DRAWING on title page of TEMOIGNAGE

      [Paris]: Pierre Bertrand, [1956]. First Edition. Autograph. Mild soiling. Near Fine. Title page only (13-1/4" x 18-1/2") from this work by Cocteau issued in an edition of only 125 copies. This page has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in 1958 in red and blue pencil with a large ORIGINAL DRAWING of a head in profile.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        East of Everest

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1956 - Illustrated with b&w photos. SIGNED BY HILLARY AND LOWE ON THE TITLE PAGE. Very tidy, just some traces of foxing in the edges. The dust jacket is bright, price unclipped, rubbed at corners, in a clear film protective sleeve. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        East Of Everest , an Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. nd [1956], New York - A Fine, crisp copy this First U. S. Edition in dustjacket only showing little rubbing and creasing along edges, SIGNED by author Edmund Hillary on the title page; The story of Sir Edmund Hillary's next mountain adventure after Everest 1953; the account of that eventful New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Barun Valley which scored its achievement against considerable odds. Contains 48 pages of photogravure illustrations First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Forbidden Planet

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. (1956). First. First edition. Fine in a price-clipped, very good plus dustwrapper that has one small nick at the top of the front panel and some light rubbing at the extremities. A novelization issued to coincide with the release of the classic science-fiction film. Penned by the under-appreciated mystery writer Philip MacDonald using a pseudonym, the story was itself based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. The film featured Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, and Robby the Robot. A very nice copy and very scarce thus. .

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

      Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc., New York 1956 - Written from the story used for the classic 1956 science fiction film of the same title starring Walter Pigeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen and Warren Stevens. Near fine in very good dust jacket with two tiny chips at the head of the spine panel, a few tiny tears, and moderate rubbing and edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        FORBIDDEN PLANET [A NOVEL]

      Farrar Straus and Cudahy [1956], New York - First edition. A science fictional reworking of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Locke [A Spectrum of Fantasy, page 208 "The novelisation of a celebrated science fiction film in which the crew of a spacecraft combats a powerful alien menace originating from the underground remnants of a dead supercivilisation.as far as I am concerned, this book is one of the two or three most important post-war science fiction film novelisations, and is very scarce indeed"]. Tuck [The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, page 413 "Novelisation of the screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the story by Irving Block and Allen Adler. Space patrolmen land on a planet and find survivors of a previous expedition and the strange and wonderful world of an extinct super-race. An invisible monster creates terror until the reason for it is discovered. Film: MGM, 1956, directed by Fred Wilcox, produced bym Nicholas Nayfack, starring Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis".(and Leslie Nielsen and Warren Stevens)."Noteworthy for special effects, including Robby the Robot."]. Reginald 13801. 184 pages. Near Fine copy with minor edge staining in very attractive Near Fine Dust Wrapper [1/16" x 3/16" area damaged near the lower left corner of front panel]. An attractive copy of a scarce title in Dust Wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Forbidden Planet

      Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956 First Edition. Hard Cover. 3. Previous owner's name stamp to front endpaper, else very clean, untanned, binding is very tight. Board edges have some wear, small splits on the front. Jacket has moderate edgewear, rubbing, small chips, faint dampstaining to spine ends. Flap price of $3.00 intact. First printing. Forbidden Planet is based on the MGM Cinemascope and color production of the same name, starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen. Screenplay written by Cyril Hume, from the story by Irving Block and Allen Adler. Directed by Fred Wilcox and produced by Nicholas Nayfack..

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        Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World

      - 1956 McGraw Hill, NY, 1st edition, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dust jacket chipped bottom spine, light dampstain back, unclipped, very good, cloth fine. Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. Ref 25640 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mosaik von Hannes Hegen Nummer 2

      Verlag der Jungen Welt Berlin, 1956,. 32 S., Bildergeschichte mit den Digedags, gute Erhaltung (leichte Gebrauchsspuren, etwas fleckig, gering eingerissen) siehe Bild.

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        In the Winter of Cities.

      (Norfolk, CT New Directions Books 1956) - First edition. One of 100 copies, signed by Tennessee Williams. Printed by Peter Beilinson at the Peter Pauper Press. Overlooked in light of Williams’s titanic reputation as a playwright is the fact that his first appearance in print was in the anthology Five Young Poets in 1944. Williams only published two collections of verse in his lifetime, this being the first, followed by Androgyne, Mon Amour in 1977. Fine in parchment boards and publisher's slipcase, both of which show slight toning. Slipcase also has very minor paper loss along extremities. (Crandell A16.1.a). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE OUTSIDER. Inscribed to Stephen Spender.

      Victor Gollancz, Ltd., London 1956 - Stephen Spender's Copy. First Edition, First Impression of the author's landmark First Book. 8vo., 288pp., blue boards, gilt. A near fine or better copy in dustwrapper showing just a bit of foxing but is otherwise fine. Inscribed by Wilson in green fountain pen on the ffe to Spender: "For Stephen / Whose work was one of the main influences in framing the sensibility that produced this book although it cannot be held responsible for the mis-spellings & misquotations / With Affection / Colin". An extraordinary copy of Wilson's important first book published when he was 24, & written in a library during a summer when he slept in the park. "If you get involved with people, you've got to stick to the rules. It's like going to a public school or joining a posh club. If you want the advantages, you have to stick to the rules. Well, I'd rather not join the club. I'll do without the advantages. It's like exhibiting. If you exhibit your work, you put yourself at the mercy of a lot of half-witted bastards who don't know paint from shit. But it's no good complaining about not being understood. If you put your work on show it's like asking people to look at it. And if they make stupid comments, you've got nothing to complain about, because you asked them. Well, so I don't exhibit. Then if somebody makes a stupid comment about my work I've got a right to fetch him a backhander across the mouth and say: Shut your f---ing noise; nobody asked you." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Praha: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby a Umeni. 1956. First. 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. .

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        THE SWEET SCIENCE. Signed

      New York: Viking Press, 1956 First edition. Signed by Liebling in bright blue ballpoint on the free front endpaper. 8vo., 306pp. The Book is bright, tight, square & clean showing some sun fading along top edges of boards, light rubbing along bottom edge, minor glue remains fro m an old jacket protector at the bottom edge of the endpapers. Hinges very sound. Price clipped dust jacket has some creasing along edges of front panel, the front flap also clipped at the bottom corner cutting through the last paragraph of text, sm all chip at the rear corner. A very good copy of one of the greatest book ever written on boxing. Rarely found signed, as Liebling was very uncharitable with his signature. Liebling's affectionate tribute to the great art, featuring Billy Ray, "the last surviving bare-knuckle fighter," & other equally amazing & admirable personalities. This material originally appeared in The New Yorker & the book has become a classic, ranked as one of the top sports book of all time by Sports Illustrated.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Oskar Kokoschka. Das Werk des Malers.

      Salzburg, Galerie Welz, 1956 - 4°, 401 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Textabb. im Textteil, 132 s/w, 30 farb. Tafeln im Bildteil, 400 kleinformatige Abb. im Oeuvrekatalog., OLwd. m. OU in Schuber., OU m. Klebstreifen hinterlegt, min. gebrauchsspurig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Mit Widmung des Künstlers auf Schmutztitelbl. Wichtige Monographie. Oeuvre-Verzeichnis nennt sämtliche d. annähernd 400 nachweisbaren Gemälde, Plastiken, Gobelin- u. Bühnenentwürfe. M. Biblipographie u. synchronoptischer Tabelle. Schutzumschlag v. Künstler, Buchgestaltung: E. O. Krasnitzky. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1956). First. First edition, binding A. Fine in just about fine price-clipped dustwrapper with a small tear on the front panel. Author's fourth novel, and a lovely copy of a book seldom found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gravures sur Bois de la Chine Nouvelle (Woodcuts of New China)

      Peking, Editions en Langues Etrangères - Foreign Languages Press, 1956. - 1 large folio album, 4 pp., illustrated with 40 full page plates of woodcuts by modern Chinese artists. The loose plates are protected by a hardbound portfolio attached with strings, a very good copy of this rare work. A large collection of works by famous artists: Li Chun - Niu Wen - Ku Yuan - Shih Lu - Chiang Ping - Chu Ming-Kang - Li Shao-Yen - Li Pang-Fan - Li Hua - Ku Hung - Wo Cha - Lin Chun - Huang Yen - Liang Yung-Tai - Chi-Tan - Chen Wang - Chang Chien-Wen - Chang Yang-Hsi, Huang Yung-Fu - Huang Chao-Chang - Tseng Ching-Chu - Yang Na-Wei - Chao Yen-Nien - Chao Tsung-Tsao - Liu Kuang. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life Is Good and Good For You In New York: Trance Witness Revels

      London: Photography Magazine, 1956 Hardcover SIGNED. First British edition, first printing, complete with booklet. Fine hardcover with a light bump to two tips in a Near Fine dust jacket with light wear and small chips at the crown and one tip, light wear at the other tips, and three small closed tears. Black-cloth with crisp gilt title to front and spine. A very nice copy. The booklet has some light soiling and light tanning and is otherwise Fine. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs and design by William Klein. 194 pages; b&w gravure-printed plates throughout; 8.75 x 11.25 inches. SIGNED BY KLEIN on the title page and inscribed. Bound-in with a black braided cord is the 16-page, 4.38- x 10.88-inch, English-language, illustrated caption booklet with a map identifying where the photos were taken, all as issued. One of the most influential and groundbreaking photobooks of the 20th-century. See: Roth, Book of 101 Books, p140-1; Parr & Badger, Photobook Vol. I, p243; Open Book, p164-5; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p365; Errata Editions: Books on Books No. 5.

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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York: Trance Witness Revels.

      London: Photography Magazine, 1956 - Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Includes the brochure bookmark, still attached by its black cord. Spine bumped, brochure bookmark toned, dust jacket chipped and rubbed to edges with a few closed tears, front flap creased. llustrated throughout with monochrome photographic reproductions. First UK edition, first impression, issued at the same time in Paris and Italy. Paris edition: Parr & Badger I, 243; Roth, pp. 140–1.

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        Un Certain Sourire.

      Rene Juilliard [1956], Paris - First Edition, Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A Madame Germaine / Beaumont / en respcteux homage / Francoise Sagan". 8vo; 189pp; original wrappers printed in black with green lined border, corner of last page missing about 1/8 x 2", a bit browned else fine. Germaine Beaumont, the recipient of this book, was a novelist. Francoise Sagan (1935-), wrote BONJOUR TRISTESSE, her first novel when she was just nineteen. Her second novel, UN CERTAIN SOURIRE appeared in 1956 and further added to fame. Sagan's private life, with her addiction to painkillers and alcohol, her penchant for fast cars and fast driving resulting in a near fatal crash in 1957, has fascinated the French public. Her youth combined with the sophistication of the novels' subject matter and language caused the books to become an international literary event. Her work as an author, playwright and filmmaker have won her a quiet respect among her peers. In particular, her first two novels, with their evocation of an almost existential boredom in a middle-class milieu, using the vocabulary of polite everyday speech to describe nuances of emotion, evoking an apparently simple and transparent world, deserve critical attention. Taking her name from a character in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu (in what is a not so subtle calling to attention of her style of analysis of emotion contrasting to his) and the title of her first book from a poem by Paul Eluard, Sagan sought to put herself squarely on the French literary map - and beyond. Using literature to achieve the cult status of Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol, her work is, nonetheless, a strong commentary on popular culture. Although Sagan has publicly allied herself with some feminist causes, it is her work that speaks volumes in this area. Her character, Cecile, in BONJOUR TRISTESSE transgresses all of the societal norms for women (at that time) and sets the pattern for many of her subsequent characters. Yet these characters cannot be reduced to the "vamp" stereotype. Masterpieces of Women's Literature, pp. 83-85. Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, p. 983. See an Image. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Moses holding the Ten Commandments

      Paris: Verve, 1956. Original lithograph. Drawings for the Bible. Framed. Mourlot, 125.

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        Dali Books * Tripitaka articles (all 5)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) DA LI CONG SHU DA ZANG JING PIAN ( QUAN 5 CE )

      Ethnic Publishing House. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Publisher: National Press. Dali Books Tripitaka chapter. a collection of Dali City in 1956. Fat Jong Temple Fung North soup days. in 1958. Chong Sheng Mosques and Dali City in 1981 found Tuta Nanzhao Buddha. Dali during the Buddhist scriptures and Appendix 74 species. There are great research value of the ancient Bai text notes. many of which are available for the first time the treasures. Dali Nanzhao which the Buddhist scriptures written during the copy protect the country and Ia... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Les charités d'Alcippe.

      La flûte enchantée 1956 - - La flûte enchantée, Liège 1956, 16,5x25cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 430 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande dont la quasi totalité du tirage fut, à la demande de l'auteur, retiré de la vente en raison des erreurs typographiques émaillant le texte. Ouvrage illustré d'un dessin d'A. Maillol en frontispice. Dos très légèrement passé, sinon rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions

      American Inst, Lancaster, PA and New York, NY 1956 - FIRST EDITION in original wrappers of Lee and Yang's groundbreaking proposal to determine the nature of parity in weak interactions; essential to the modern understanding of elementary particles. "Following a suggestion made by the experimenter Martin Block, who was his room-mate at a conference in 1956 (at Rochester, in New York), Richard Feynman made the heretical proposal to the meeting that the theta and tau are different states of the same particle, which itself has no definite parity, and that parity is not always conserved. The idea was quickly taken up by Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee, who showed that parity is not conserved in the weak interaction; their theory was immediately tested and proved correct by Chien Shiung Wu, and Yang and Lee received the Nobel Prize for their work in 1957- one of the quickest such awards ever made" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). "Although physicists still did not understand it, they appreciated the import of the discovery that nature distinguished right from left in its core. Other symmetries were immediately implicated- the correspondence between matter and antimatter, and the reversibility of time. As one scientist put it, 'We are no longer trying to handle screws in the dark with heavy gloves. We are being handed the screws neatly aligned on a tray, with a little searchlight on each that indicates the direction of its head'" (Gleick, Genius). Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Proposals to test spatial parity conservation in weak interactions. Nobel prize to T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang awarded in 1957 'for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws, which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles." In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Vol 104, No. 1, pp. 254-258. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1956. Quarto, original printed wrappers; custom box. Owner stamp on front wrapper and closed tear at top of front wrapper; light fading to spine; generally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Birds of New Guinea

      Georgian House; Australian Society, Melbourne - 1956, 1st Edition. () Near fine. [xv] 230; [xv] 261pp. 2 vols. Quarto. 1 / 4 green morocco with contrasting cloth. Spine titles in gilt with ornament; minor shelfwear to crown and foot of both. Upper corner of vol.1 slightly bumped. 35 colour plates throughout, folding map at rear of vol.2 A bright set, beautifully illustrated. Iredale's comprehensive guide to birdlife in New Guinea. The author was one of the earliest modern zoologists to provide a convenient and easy guide to the classification of New Guinea's rich selection of birds. Quite scarce in edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Musee Cernuschi, 1956 - 86 p., 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pincher Martin

      London; Faber & Faber; 1956; - 1st ed; VG in a VG DJ with some sunning to spine and light edge wear, a nice, bright copy, SIGNED by the author on the half title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Me.

      Probably Gallspach, 1956. - Large 4to. (4), 273, (1) ff. Typescript with numerous autogr. deletions, insertions, and revisions in pencil (autogr. insertions also typed and tipped in) and with insertion markings in red pencil. With punched holes, bound between cardboard covers. Original typescript of the autobiography of the English geographer and explorer Augustine ("August") Courtauld, published in 1957 as "Man the Ropes". Born into a wealthy Essex family of textile merchants, Courtauld spent typically unhappy school days at Charterhouse (a 1918 anecdote, describing an excessive beating for the waste of bread, precisely mirrors a contemporaneous scene at Gresham's School described by the slightly younger Stephen Spender in his memoirs), his years at Trinity, Cambridge, and especially his expeditions to ice and sand deserts, his voyages, his war service in the Coastal Forces, and his last years as an Essex politician. - Courtauld was dedicated to exploring the world's uncharted deserts, and as early as 1926 had visited Greenland with the great Scottish explorer James Wordie. In 1927/28, he explored the Southern Sahara with the later Lord Rennell, only barely surviving an attack of dysentery. Most famously, Courtauld spent five winter months as solitary keeper of the weather station his expedition had set up on the Greenland ice cap, 110 miles north of Ammassalik, at minus 64 degrees. The "British Arctic Air Route Expedition" of 1930/31, led by Gino Watkins with the plan of finding a short air route to Western Canada, had received material support from Courtauld, whose family helped finance the undertaking. In 1935, Courtauld returned to Greenland, where he was the first to climb Mt. Hvitserk (Gunnbjørns Fjeld), the highest mountain in the arctic at almost 3,700 meters. Courtauld was considered a brilliant navigator, and his numerous cruises took him everywhere from Mallorca to Trondheim (he once took along Evelyn Waugh to Northern France, but Waugh soon defected due to continuing bad weather). With the coming war, Courtauld explored the Northern coast of Norway for the British naval intelligence; against the resistance of the admiralty, he formed the "Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve" and supported the British commando units in Norway. After the war, he attempted a transatlantic voyage to America with his yawl, but was prevented by bad weather. Still, the winter of 1947 was spent in Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa, where his son could recuperate in the Caribbean waters after a severe bout of Polio. In his 49th year, Courtauld himself developed Multiple Sclerosis. At the Zeileis sanitarium in Gallspach near Grieskirchen (Upper Austria), where he spent his last years in treatment, he penned the present memoirs, which he lived to see published. A comparison with the printed text shows that the typescript underwent further editing - probably by the publishers, Hodder and Stoughton. The author's notorious understatement would seem even more pronounced in the ms., confirming the appraisal of his travel companion, Francis Rodd (Lord Rennell): "He was no linguist, but made himself understood." Courtauld died on 3 March 1959 and was buried at sea. Dorothy Middleton recognized the versatile Courtauld as an explorer "who could have been more famous if he had been less modest and (perhaps) less of an individualist" (The Geogr. Journal 146/3 [1980], S. 446). More than two decades after his death, Nicholas Wollaston published the biography, "The Man on the Ice Cap". In the fall of 1959, Courtauld's widow Mollie married Richard Austen ("Rab") Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-82, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary; widower of Courtauld's cousin, Sydney Courtauld Butler) and celebrated her 100th birthday in 2007. - Occasional slight browning; edges somewhat wrinkled. Altogether well-preserved, complete typescript of the autobiography, probably the final draft as revised by the author himself. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Love on the Left Bank

      (London): Andre Deutsch. 1956. First. First edition. Small quarto. Fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing, and a couple of very small nicks and tears at the extremities. Photographic exploration of the beatniks of the Left Bank in Paris. The first edition is very uncommon in this condition. Roth 101. .

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        Un Certain Sourire

      Paris: Rene Juilliard. [1956]. First Edition, Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A Madame Germaine / Beaumont / en respcteux homage / Francoise Sagan". 8vo; 189pp; original wrappers printed in black with green lined border, corner of last page missing about 1/8 x 2", a bit browned else fine. & Germaine Beaumont, the recipient of this book, was a novelist. Francoise Sagan (1935-), wrote BONJOUR TRISTESSE, her first novel when she was just nineteen. Her second novel, UN CERTAIN SOURIRE appeared in 1956 and further added to fame. Sagan&#39;s private life, with her addiction to painkillers and alcohol, her penchant for fast cars and fast driving resulting in a near fatal crash in 1957, has fascinated the French public. Her youth combined with the sophistication of the novels&#39; subject matter and language caused the books to become an international literary event. Her work as an author, playwright and filmmaker have won her a quiet respect among her peers. In particular, her first two novels, with their evocation of an almost existential boredom in a middle-class milieu, using the vocabulary of polite everyday speech to describe nuances of emotion, evoking an apparently simple and transparent world, deserve critical attention. Taking her name from a character in Proust&#39;s A la recherche du temps perdu (in what is a not so subtle calling to attention of her style of analysis of emotion contrasting to his) and the title of her first book from a poem by Paul Eluard, Sagan sought to put herself squarely on the French literary map - and beyond. Using literature to achieve the cult status of Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol, her work is, nonetheless, a strong commentary on popular culture. Although Sagan has publicly allied herself with some feminist causes, it is her work that speaks volumes in this area. Her character, Cecile, in BONJOUR TRISTESSE transgresses all of the societal norms for women (at that time) and sets the pattern for many of her subsequent characters. Yet these characters cannot be reduced to the "vamp" stereotype. Masterpieces of Women&#39;s Literature, pp. 83-85. Bloomsbury Guide to Women&#39;s Literature, p. 983. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/8420.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Collected A.A. Writings of Bernard B. Smith [Alcoholics Anonymous]

      Self-Published, 1956 - (Self-Published). 8vo. Limited to ONE bound copy, printed for and presented to trustee of the AA General Service Board Bernard B. Smith on the occasion of his retirement from the Chairmanship of the General Service Conference, and SIGNED by most of the 1956 members of the General Service Board, including Bill Wilson and additionally INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson to Bern Smith. A significant and unique AA item. Chip to upper front corner of spine end. Small crack to lower joint of front board. VG. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Laus Veneris - Illustré par 10 eaux-fortes + 2 suites de Jacques VILLON # SIGNE

      Manuel Bruker, Paris 1956 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture et emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 33 eaux-fortes réparties comme suit 10 eaux-fortes de Jacques VILLON & une eau-forte sur la pochette des suites & une suite des 10 eaux-fortes en noir sur chine + un état supplémentaire d'une eau-fortes, dont une signée au crayon & une suite des 10 eaux-fortes en bistre sur Arches + un état supplémentaire d'une eau-fortes. - IMPRIMEUR : Atelier Leblanc. - TIRAGE : Limité à 150 exemplaires, ici un exemplaire d'artiste. - SIGNATURE : Signé au crayon par Jacques VILLON au justificatif, une eau-forte signée. - PAPIER : Vélin Rives. - TAILLE : 26 x 34 cm. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Ginestet et Pouillon, ref. 1 à 10. - ETAT : Excellent - Rousseurs claires dans le page de 3 ou 4 feuillets, petits défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Proof copies.

      Cassell and Company. Ltd. London. 1956- 58 - PROOF COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo. (9.4 x 6.1 inches). Main body of text is contained except the prefaces and indexes. Overall a very good, clean set in the original card wraps with titles, author, publisher and publication dates, plus the words Proof Copy, on each front cover. The others are blank. Spines a little darkened, and some corners a bit creased and bumped but overall a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        NERVES

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. Octavo,. cloth.. Touch of fading to edges and spine of cloth, text block age-darkened,. a very good copy in very good dust jacket with closed tear in upper. front panel, title lettering and publisher logo on spine panel faded,. and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. A decent copy of perhaps. the scarcest Ballantine hardcover. (#96198). First edition. Novel developed from a novella which first appeared in ASTOUNDING in 1942, an early treatment of an accident at a nuclear power plant in near future America. The extent of the danger is kept from the public and the scientists are depicted as heroes. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-308. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1510-15.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        POETS 56. Ten Younger English-Canadians

      Toronto [March, 1956]: Contact Press, 1956 First edition of this Contact Press rarity, mimeographed by Souster in a hand-numbered edition of a paltry 100 copies. 4to, pp. 51 printed on rectos only, two-hole punched & fastened with brass clips into the stiff card covers with "POETS 56 printed on the front panel. Contains works by: Avi Boxer, Marya Flamengo, Daryl Hine, D.G. Jones, Jay Macpherson, John Reeves, Peter Scott, William Fournier & George Whipple. A very good example. Although unsigned, from the library of Canadian poet, Miriam Waddington, [Her kids creativity on a couple of pages]. Excellent copy.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Sammlung von

      [Moskau], 1956. - 5 aquarellierten Orig.-Kostümentwürfen zu Alexander Krejns "Lorencia". Größe 30,3 × 21,3 cm. Sprache: Russisch, Die reizvollen Kostümentwürfe für das Bolschoi-Ballett zeigen den Pabst, einen Kardinal, einen Mönch, eine Nonne und einen Prinzen. Alexander Krejn war einer der führenden modernen jüdischen Komponisten in der UdSSR. - Zum Chefbühnenbildner des Bolschoi-Theaters Wadim Ryndin vgl. ausführl. Berlin-Moskau-Kat.-Bln. 604, Kunst und Revolution-Kat.-Wien 285 sowie Vronskaya-C. 362. Zu Krejn siehe Riemann-G. I, 965. - Ein Blatt geknickt, verso Montagespuren, sonst schön erhalten. - Alle Blätter rechts unten von Wadim Ryndin monogrammiert und datiert 1956. - Beiliegt: Auszeichnung der Zeitschrift "Sowjetischer Künstler" für Wadim Ryndin mit eh. Unterschriften der Redakteure. 4°. Doppelblatt. Moskau, 1961. - Auflage 100 Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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