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        Forbidden Planet

      Farrar Straus and Cudahy, New York 1956 - Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 184 pages; 1st edition. Philip MacDonald's novel treatment of the Cyril Hume screenplay for the grounmdbreaking science fiction film starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. A snug clean copy in original dust jacket with $3.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Spine just a hair cocked but overall the book is in wonderful condition. The dust jacket is crisp edged and clean but has had the unfortunate attention of silverfish to all the white title lettering of the spine panel. The damage is confined to the surface of the spine panel and very largely follows the outline of the lettering with something in the color/ink clearly not to the bugs' liking. The result is a sort of nearly attractive crazing to the title lettering at spine. The front and rear panels are bright and clean with just trace helf rubbing at edges. The terminal leaf of the novel is the Postscript of pages 183 and 184. In this copy it is a cancel (that is, a page pasted in to the existing binding) suggesting that the Postcript was added after the book had already been printed. There is a small snag to the paper in the gutter of this final leaf, apparently caused by the binder's glue used tipping the page in. VG++/G+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DogStar Books]
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        Lord of the Ring, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1956. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1956. Early Printings of Fellowship and Two Towers. First Edition / First Printing of The Return of the King. Dated 1956 on the title page. Printed in Great Britain on the verso and books by Tolkien. Fellowship and Two Towers undated with printed in Great Britain. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering. Illustrated fold out maps the rear. Book Condition: Very Good, clean pages, light shelf wear. Mild age toning, spines mildly rolled. The scarce dust jackets are not present.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Atlasul Lingvistic Linguistic Romîn Atlas Lingvistic Roman: Comprising 21 items. Micul Atlas Romin I - IV, Atlas Lingvistic Romin Serie Noua I - VII, Atlasul Lingvistic Roman pe Regiuni: Maramures I - III, Noul Atlas Atlasul Lingvistic Roman pe Regiuni Oltenia 1-IV + text, Banat I, + text

      Bucharest and Cluj: Editura Academiei Republicii Populare (Socialiste) Rom?, 1956 - 1980. Bucharest and Cluj: Editura Academiei Republicii Populare (Socialiste) Romîne. Very Good. 1956 - 1980. First Edition. Hardback. 7 vols, in dust-wrappers, landscape format, 4 small 8vo map and pamphlet folders, 3 vols bound maps, dust-wrappers, 3 large atlases (atlas folio) bound, 3 small card-covered atlases, one 8vo text volume. Very large heavy set. Will need courier and insurance. PLEASE INQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. More photos on request. ; Project on nationwide distribution of the dialectal variants of selected words. Published under the auspices of the Romanian Academy, these items are part of an almost century-long project researching the Romanian language and its dialects. The Sextil Puscariu Institute of Language and Literary History was founded in Cluj in 1919 (Institutul de Lingvistica si Istorie Literara „Sextil Puscariu”). .

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books]
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        Symposium on computers (in Japanese). Typed letter signed to A. Walther laid in.

      Waseda University, Tokyo 1956 - One of the First Japanese Publications on Electronic ComputersSymposium on computers (in Japanese). Tokyo: Waseda University, November 1956. Modern black cloth. [4], 105 [1]pp. Pp. 33-40 on 2 folding leaves. 243 x 174 mm. A few pencil annotations. Provenance: Alwin Walther and the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with library stamp on the title. See nos. 398-404, 974-979. Laid in is a 2-page T.L.s. in German dated October 17, 1956, from Hirojo Nishino, of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry's Electrotechnical Laboratory, to Alwin Walther, outlining the contents of the book. First edition of one of the earliest publications in Japanese on electronic digital computers. This is an advance summary of information presented at the first Japanese symposium on electronic digital computers, held at Waseda University on November 21, 1956. The first Japanese computers were designed and built in the latter half of the 1950s, beginning with the relay-based ETL-Mark 2, the first full-scale programmable computer in Japan (the ETL-Mark 1, built in 1952, was a prototype used only for tests and experiments; see Okoma 2000, 420). The ETL-Mark 2 is described here, along with eight other Japanese computers: the FACOM, the FUJIC (Japan's first stored-program computer, completed in March 1956), the TAC (begun in 1952 and completed in 1959), the ETL-Mark 3, the Osaka University electronic computer, the Tokyo University Parametron computer, the NTL Parametron computer, and the Parametron PD-16. Origins of Cyberspace 921. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Row, New York, NY, U.S.A. 1956 - 1956 Harper & Row TRUE STATED FIRST Edition with M-E and First Edition statement on the copyright page. A VG/VG copy. The HB is clean and tight with one small crease on the top front edge and just a bit of browning to the end pages. The gilt is bright. The unclipped DJ has some dirt and some darkening along the spine. Included is a **SIGNED & DATED by JFK** Campaign trifold mailer for the 1960 campaign in red, white and blue which on the front states, "A pledge to the working man.Leadership for the 60s Kennedy for President. It comes with a 100% COA --A most unique set! **BONUS** Also receive the 1960 Harper First Edition of The Strategy of Peace in VG/VG- condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut Originalfotografien.

      0 - 13 s/w. Fotografien in verschiedenen Formaten: 3 aus "Der Verführer" von Joachim Vogel, Winterthur, verso gestempelt. 3 aus "Der Lückenbüsser", unbeschriftet. 1 aus "Die aktuellsten Antiquitäten" von Toni Baggenstos, verso beschriftet. 6 unbeschriftete. - Dazu: 1 A4-Plakat vom Theater am Hechtplatz, ab 23. Nov. (19)78: "Walter Roderer, der Lücken-Büsser. Lustspiel von Andreas Rosgony". - 1 Kartoniertes Plakat (32,8x44 cm): Neuaufführung: Der Herr mit der schwarzen Melone. Walter Roderer, Gustav Kunutz, Sabina Sesselmann u.a. Mit montierter s/w. Fotografie. (Kanten etwas bestossen, Ränder etwas fleckig). - 1 s/w. Fotografie (27,3x24 cm), verso beschritet "Ruth Jecklin als Maiti in Steibruch, Baden + St. Gallen 1956", unter Passepartout, gerahmt (46,2x38 cm).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The Beast of Hollow Mountain

      Display Productions Ltd. [1956]. Display Productions Ltd. [1956], 1956. An original and scarce UK quad for United Artists' 1956 western sci-fi comedy horror (that's a fine genre crossover), starring Guy Madison. Folded, condition A (fresh). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener. This B-movie would have had a small release in the UK, and as such, original posters especially in such fine condition, are scarce. One Day After A Million Years It Came Out Of Hiding... An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle is being eaten by a dinosaur. As one does (keep off the moonshine, kid). Although low budget, 'The Beast from Hollow Mountain' was innovative, being the first feature film in color and widescreen to feature stop-motion composites (filmed in'Regiscope'). Note on Format; the 'quad' is a vertical view UK movie poster measuring approx. 30 x 40 inches, generally issued folded with one vertical and three horizontal creases. The standard (and most collectible) format for film posters in Britain, being the equivalent of the US 'one-sheet'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Kuwait and Her Neighbours.

      London, Allen & Unwin, 1956.. With original dustjacket. Jacket in good condition only.. Scarce first edition with dustjacket. Frontispiece colour portrait of HH Sheikh Abdullah al Salim al Sabah, with a dedication to His Highness.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        This Is Tomorrow

      London: The Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1956. London: The Whitechapel Art Gallery,, 1956. Edited by Theo Crosby. Designed by Edward Wright. Square octavo. Original coil-bound wrappers, titles to front cover in brown and white. Coil somewhat rubbed and bumped, corners a little creased, edges slightly rubbed, minor chipping to top and bottom of wrappers along coil. Otherwise an excellent copy of this fragile book. First edition, first impression. One of 1,300 copies of the catalogue of the This Is Tomorrow exhibition at The Whitechapel Art Gallery, August 9 - September 9 1956. The driving force was Theo Crosby and the intention was to showcase collaborative efforts by groups of artists from both the fine and applied arts. Twelve groups of three to four architects, artists, designers, and theorists were asked to produce work on the theme of modern life. This iconic show pre-empted the emergence of Pop Art. Participants were dominated by ICA artists. Group 1: Theo Crosby, William Turnbull, Germano Facetti, Edward Wright; Group 2: Richard Hamilton, John McHale, John Voelcker; Group 3: J.D.H. Catleugh, James Hull, Leslie Thornton; Group 4: Anthony Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Emilio Scanavino; Group 5: John Ernest, Anthony Hill, Denis Williams; Group 6: Eduardo Paolozzi, Alison and Peter Smithson, Nigel Henderson; Group 7: Victor Pasmore, Erno Goldfinger, Helen Phillips; Group 8 : James Stirling, Michael Pine, Richard Matthews; Group 9: Mary Martin, John Weeks, Kenneth Martin; Group 10: Robert Adams, Frank Newby, Peter Carter, Colin St.John Wilson; Group 11: Adrian Heath, John Weeks; Group 12: Lawrence Alloway, Geoffery Holroyd, Tony del Renzio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Double Star

      Doubleday 1956 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION, later printing; the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is solid; the covers have a little wear especially at the spine edge but otherwise the book looks like it has sat on a shelf for 50 years; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virtual Books]
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        Graphik. Konjuktur, Werbung, Formgebung (später: Werbung und Formgebung). Jge. 2-26 in 11 orig. Sammlerordnern sowie Heften mit Orig.-Umschlägen.

      Stgt. (ab 1956 München) 1949-73. Okart., Abb., guter Zustand, Prause 229. - Gebrauchsgraphik und Formgebung in ihrer Zeit: Aktuelle illustr. Chronik der zeittypischen Leistungen, die in vorlieg. umfangr. Reihe in ihren Veränderungen seit den 50er Jahren laufend sichtbar gemacht sind. Mit Tausenden von Bildbelegen sowie Quellen zu Urheber und Produkt. - Vorliegende Reihe schließt mit H.9/1973.

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        If I Ran The Circus

      New York: Random House, 1956. New York: Random House,, 1956. Quarto. Original glazed paper covered boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Edges lightly rubbed, dust jacket lightly rubbed to edges and nicked to corners, spine lightly faded, a very good copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Seize the Day

      New York: Viking Press, 1956. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 211 pp. Black textured paper covered boards quarter bound in yellow cloth with black lettering on the spine. Price of $3.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Ahearn APG 004a. An attractive copy of Bellow's fourth book consisting of the title novella, three short stories, and a one act play. Very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of rubbing, a tiny closed tear to the bottom of the front panel, and the slightest bit of wrinkling to the top edge.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by John F. Kennedy on the front free endpaper, "To Barry Shear, with thanks and very best wishes John Kennedy." The recipient, Barry Shear was a television and film producer closely involved with the production of the 1960 Democratic National Convention, where he had this copy signed. Light wear, near fine in a bright dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association copy. 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."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage1956

      ONT>, 1956. ONT>, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1956 edition of this definitive guide to the esteemed personages of the United Kingdom. This is the 'senior' volume, detailing peers of the realm, knights of the realm, and baronets (and their immediate family and heirs). Arranged with plenty of interesting reference material; including standard tables of precedence, illustrated armorial information, a guide to orders, decorations, and medals, and several stunning period adverts (some of which in full colour). Condition: Externally, bound in handsome red cloth with gilt embellishment. Embellishments to front board and spine thoroughlty rubbed, with scuffmark. Moderate shelfwear to head and tail of spine. Some marks (though significantly less rubbing) to back board). Pencil and paste marks to lower edge. Internally, firmly bound with bright, clean pages. Some buckling and very light tidemarking to central quires. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Autograph Note, signed ("Tennessee Williams") and dated May, 1936, to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "To Alfred Eisendaedt, My thanks & good wishes. " Same leaf also signed with Autograph Notes by Jacques Barzun and Walter Lippman, each with brief inscriptions

      n.p., 1956 - 8vo (8-3/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Single leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, on recto only. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        William or More Loved Than Loving

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1956. London: Chapman & Hall,, 1956. With Illustrations by Christopher Sykes and a Preface by Evelyn Waugh. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a yellow cloth folding case. Spine titles dulled, spotting to endpapers and edges of text block. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed and dulled jacket with some small marks and tiny nicks. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jack & Frankie with love from Evelyn, April 1956".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        4 scarce offprints by Jo Hin Tjio: Some Experiences with Acetic Orcein in Animal Chromosomes and 2 others

      Anales De La Estacion Experimental De Aula Del, 1954 1956 - The titles included: Cytological Studies on Some X-Ray Mutants of Barley (1951) with Arne Hagberg, some wear and tearing to spine (not scanned); Some Experiences with Acetic Orcein in Animal Chromosomes with Albert Levan (1954); Note on the Sex Chromosomes of the Rat During Male Meiosis with Albert Levan (1956); An Interesting Formation of One Satellited Chromosome in an Individual of Allium Cepa with Albert Levan (1956). Three scarce offprints have the ownership signature of Franz "Schrader" in ink, other has stamp of J. T. Baldwin Jr. Upper left hand cover of the front pages of three have light dampstain affecting name and date of authors, but are not affecting text. Still a scarce grouping of the discoverer of the Numbers of Chromosomes in man. Condition presents a discount in what would be our normal pricing for such offprints. * Genetics. Chromosomes. Cytology.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Othello. Ein Trauerspiel.

      Reclam, Stuttgart, 1956.. 104 S., 15,5 cm Taschenbuch Gut erhaltenes Buch, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K6408.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Himalayan Circuit

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1956. London - Macmillan and Co, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An interesting account of the author's travels in the wild valleys of the Himalayas. First edition. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates and a fold-out map. With bookplate of one David G. Mackenzie to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth covered binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with slight spotting to head of boards and to rear of dustwrapper. Two small closed tears to dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean except for slight browning and the odd spot to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with dustwrapper VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Autographen-Konvolut: 3 Postkarten, 4 kleine handschriftlcihe Briefe, 1 handschriftlicher Notizzettel, 1 maschinengeschriebener Brief + 4 Beilagen.

      . Die Postkarten und Briefe zwischen ca. 1956 - 1977. Die Briefe ( zusammen in einem Originalbriefumschlag Weyrauchs aus Worpswede ) sind teils mit Bleistift, teils mit Tinte geschrieben ( 2 Briefe doppelseitig, 2 kurze Briefe einseitig ). Die Briefe teils schwer leserlich. 3 Briefe auf Weyrauchs Briefpapier mit Adrersse *'Wolfgang Weyrauch, Worpswede*. 1 Brief *Liebe...sagen Sie bitte allen männlichen Arschlöchern, dass ich erst um 1/2 1 komme, Zahnarzt..und sagen Sie bitte allen weiblichen Arschlöchern, ich sei noch in Braunschweig. Ich wiege 147 Pfund. Mfg, Wey*. Die Postkarten aus Briol, aus Zürich sowie eine Kunstpostkarte. Der Notizzettel ebenfalls Hinweis auf Zahnprobleme, möglicherweise am 16.11.1956 datiert ( rote Maschinenschrift am Oberrand mit dieser Datierung ) und folgendem Text: * Ich gehe wegen Zähnen nach Hause ( 3 gezogen ). Bitte Buchhandlung Engel ( Herrn Elmenhorst ) anrufen: Es geht heute nicht. Frau Schmiedel, bitte, für heute Abend absagen.*. Weiterhin im Konvolut enthalten ein maschinengeschriebener Brief Weyrauchs mit monogrammierter Unterschrift vom 22.10. 1953 auf Briefpapier des Rowohlt Verlages *...Eigentlich gibts es hier nichts Neues, ausser dass Dr. Wolfradt am Montag wiederkommt, dass das Wetter rrübe ist, dass wir einen neuen Lektor haben, dass Sie noch nichts zur *Minute des Negers* geschrieben haben, dass dieselbe jetzt von 4 Sendern angenommen worden ist...dass die Tagung der Gruppe 47 in Bebenhausen bei Thüringen turbulent war.....Herzlichst Ihr alter W.W.*. Beileigend eine Korrespondenzkarte wohl von der Witwe Weyrauchs vom 7. XII. 1980 * Liebe....das ist ein trauriger Briefwechsel, den wir führen. Sie können sich denken, wie ich mich fühle: gar nicht oder wie ein gar nichts, auf jeden Fall bin ich bloss noch eine Hälfte, die andre fehlt...* Ferner beiliegend 2 maschinengeschriebene Briefe aus dem Jahre 1952 die sich u.a. auf Wolfgang Weyrauch beziehen sowie 1 handschriftliche Ausarbeitung über 2 Seiten zu dem Buchtitel *Kind und Jugendlicher in der Enwicklung* von Hildegard Hetzer, möglicherweise durch Wolfgang Weyrauch als Lektor. Des weiteren ein maschinengeschriebener, persönlicher Brief mit handschriftlicher Unterschrift von Willi Wolfradt bezüglich des Todes von Wolfgang Weyrauch vom 14.11.1980. Von insgesamt recht guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Mies Van Der Rohe (Signed)

      Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1956. Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1956. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. Clothbound quarto. 200 pp. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. First edition of this monograph on Van Der Rohe. A very good copy in very good price-clipped dustwrapper. This is a special copy of what would otherwise be a fairly ordinary book. This copy is not only SIGNED by Van Der Rohe (as well as Hilberseimer), but has also been SIGNED BY OVER 80 other architects, employees, friends, and or students or disciples of Van Der Rohe who all came together at one time to each sign this copy. The date of this ceremonial signing is unknown, but may have taken place in Sept. 1960 (the date Hilberseimer has written under his signature). It is also the year that Van Der Rohe was chosen by the American Institute of Architects for their Gold Medal Award for lifetime achievement in the field of architecture. It would not be too much to speculate that this group of his friends and colleagues came together at or around the time of his award to celebrate his life and career. A truly unique copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        New York. Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels

      Milano: : Feltrinelli Editore, 1956.. Milano: Feltrinelli Editore, 1956. First edition. Quarto, original cloth, original pamphlet bookmark. Signed "Happy New York William Klein." The pamphlet bookmark is signed by Klein, as well. An excellent copy in the original dust jacket with a few small closed tears. William Klein's magnum opus… this greatest of 1950s photobooks by a native American was never published in the United States… New York is a quintessential monument to the American cultural scene of the 1950s… It is the upside to Robert Frank's downside" as captured in The Americans (Parr & Badger, 235-6, 243).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Devil's Wind

      , 1956. 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A dramatic historical account of events surrounding the Indian Mutiny of the 1850s. First edition. With three maps and numerous illustrations. Small bookplate od previous owner to front pastedown, initialled D. M. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, Generally smart with very slight marks to front board. Dustwrapper shows minimal wear with a very small closed tear to bottom edge. internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        New York. Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels.

      Feltrinelli Editore, Milano 1956 - First edition. Quarto, original cloth, original pamphlet bookmark. Signed "Happy New York William Klein." The pamphlet bookmark is signed by Klein, as well. An excellent copy in the original dust jacket with a few small closed tears. "William Klein's magnum opus this greatest of 1950s photobooks by a native American was never published in the United States New York is a quintessential monument to the American cultural scene of the 1950s It is the upside to Robert Frank's downside" as captured in The Americans (Parr & Badger, 235-6, 243). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956 First edition, first printing of the fourth James Bond 007 adventure. Publisher's black cloth, with diamond pattern stamped in blind and diamond illustration stamped in silver to the front board, spine lettered in silver; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Pat Marriott, with an illustration of a woman wearing a diamond brooch to the front panel, spine and front panel lettered in pink and white, portrait photograph of Fleming by Douglas Glass to the rear panel. A very good copy, with some very minor wear to the spine ends, the slightest hint of offsetting to the free endpapers; unclipped dust jacket, with wear and minor chipping to the extremities, unfaded spine, a few light spots of soiling to the rear panel, small tape reinforcements to the jacket verso, bright panels. Overall, a handsome copy. Diamonds are Forever takes British Secret Service agent James Bond first to Sierra Leone and then to the United States in an attempt to thwart an illegal diamond smuggling trade. Impersonating the captured courier Peter Frank, Bond infiltrates the smuggling ring, where he meets the beautiful Tiffany Case, an American with a dark past. Additionally, Bond is assisted by Felix Leiter, a member of the United States Secret Service, who previously appeared in Live and Let Die. Despite his British citizenship, Fleming's "familiarity with many aspects of American life, shiny and shady, gives cold actuality to the most exciting and ingenious story he has written." Additionally, Fleming's background research for this novel, specifically the interviews he conducted with the International Diamond Security Organisation, ultimately formed the basis for his later non-fiction work The Diamond Smugglers. In 1971, Diamonds are Forever was adapted into the seventh Bond film, which starred Sean Connery as 007 and featured the iconic theme song "Diamonds are Forever" performed by Shirley Bassey. Interestingly, Connery was brought back to play Bond after being replaced by George Lazenby for the sixth film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, only to be replaced again in the following film, Live and Let Die, which would introduce Roger Moore as the new Bond.. Illus. by Marriott, Pat. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        L.A.S. datée du 23 mai 1956 : "Cher Monsieur, Voulez-vous m'excuser de répondre avec retard à votre lettre du 5 mai. J'aime beaucoup Pierre Brune et c'est avec joie que j'accepte de figurer dans le comité dont vous me parlez. En vous priant de transmettre à Brune mes amitiés et mes meilleurs voeux."

      1956 - 1 lettres autographe signée de l'auteur, 1956 Très bon état. Intéressant témoignage d'amitié de Tristan Tzara envers l'artiste Pierre Brune, qui mourra une semaine après la rédaction de cette lettre. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pisen pisni. Nejkrasnej i z pisni elomovych. Prelozil Stanislav Segert. Prebasnil Jaroslav Seifert. (Vyzdobil Miroslav Vasa).

      Praze, Jaroslav Picka, (1956).. 8°. 32 n.n. S. Mit einer farb. lithogr. Titelvign., 1 farb. lithogr. Initiale und 3 farb. O.-Lithogr. auf Tafeln. HLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvignette.. Erstausgabe dieser gemeinsamen Übersetzung des Hohenliedes. Der Philologe Stanislav Segert erstellte eine wortgetreue Übersetzung, die der Dichter Jaroslav Seifert in Versform brachte. Von Jaroslav Seifert und Miroslav Vasa im Kolophon handschriftlich signiert. - (Rücken mit einer Kratzspur am Kopf).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Complete Set: Zoo Quest To Guiana, Zoo Quest For A Dragon, Zoo Quest in Paraguay, Quest in Paradise, Zoo Quest To Madagascar, Quest Under Capricorn

      London: Lutterworth, 1956-, 1963.. London: Lutterworth, 1956- 1963. First editions of the six volumes that compiles the author's acclaimed "Quest Series." Octavo, 6 Volumes. Each are in fine condition in dust jacket's that show only light wear. Each are signed by David Attenborough on the title page. A difficult set to locate in this condition and signed. Attenborough has been hailed as "the great communicator, the peerless educator" ("What Comes Naturally," The Telegraph) and "the greatest broadcaster of our time" ("David Attenborough on Charles Darwin," The Times). He has collected twenty three awards and thirty-one honorary degrees from British universities since 1970. His contribution to broadcasting and wildlife film-making has brought him international recognition, and his BBC programs are considered the exemplary model of public service broadcasting. His name will be noted by the next several generations of wildlife documentarists for his influence.

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        TIGER! TIGER!

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson, [1956]. London: Sidgwick and Jackson,. [1956]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing and tiny. chip at lower spine end. A sharp copy of a book seldom found in nice. condition. (#148453). First edition. This edition differs textually from the U.S. edition published the following year as THE STARS MY DESTINATION. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 118. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 20. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2168-72.

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        Tiger! Tiger!

      UK: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1956. UK: Sidgwick & Jackson. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. Paperback Proof. Near fine with just some edge wear, creasing and a few areas of spotting to the edges. A scarce item. . Near Fine. Paperback. Proof. 1956.

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        Double Four, The

      Cassell And Company, Ltd, London 1956 - Dark Blue Boards, Light Wear. Interior : Two Tiny Price Markings, Lightly Toned. 255 Pages. Dust Jacket Clipped, Edges/Folds Worn Small Tears, Toned. Scarce Title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 eigenhändige Briefe von David Oistrach(Moskau 22.XI.1956; Beograd 2.X.56) an Herrn Dr. Joachim Wyss, Konzertagentur Zürich. Beiliegend: zum Brief aus Moskau der von David Oistrach eigenhändig adressierte und mit Absender versehene Obriefumschlag (frankiert und gestempelt)

      1956.. 2 Blätter, 1 Briefumschlag OKartoniert, Briefumschlag etwas fleckig, beide Briefe mit Faltspur, 1 Brief (Beograd) am oberen mit Läsuren, aber ohne Textbeeinträchtigung, ansonsten sehr gut..

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        Quiet Days in Clichy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1956. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1956 Illustrated with black and white photographs by Brassaï (Gyula Halász). First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Miller: "For / Michael Hargraves / [ rule ] / 11/3/78 " to the front free endpaper. Brassaï signature tipped in to the front free endpaper. Publisher's pictorial wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, with blue, yellow, and gray geometric illustrations, lettered in black. A good copy, with some wear and light rubbing to the extremities and hinges, minor vertical creasing to the front panel and spine, minor toning to the spine, a few hints of light soiling to the otherwise clean panels, spine starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy spine, front panel detached, rear panel starting at the head and tail, former ownership inscriptions to the rear free endpaper, a few scattered hints of light spotting, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A clean and presentable copy. Quiet Days in Clichy is an autobiographical novella by Henry Miller based on the author's time living as a Parisian literary expatriate in Clichy with fellow author Alfred Perlès. Due to its descriptions of youthful promiscuity, Quiet Days in Clichy was not published in the United States by Grove Press until 1965 - almost a decade after this true first edition - and was made possible by Miller's victory in the obscenity trial for his 1934 novel The Tropic of Cancer. The novel follows the fictional American expatriates Joey and Clark (representative of Miller and Perlès, respectively) as they travel around Paris looking for food, women, and excitement. While the characters and events of the novel are fictional, Quiet Days in Clichy provides a unique, personal insight into the daily lives of the literary expatriates in Paris during the inter-war period- a notorious group that also included Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound, among others. Similarly, Hungarian photographer Gyula Halász, who produced work under the pseudonym Brassaï, was a Parisian expatriate who was both demonstrative of the Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris during this time period and was a close friend of both Miller and Perlès.. Illus. by Brassaï. Signed by Author and Illustrator. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Good.

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        MR. STUBBS

      New York: Ariel Books / Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956. New York:: Ariel Books / Farrar, Straus & Cudahy,, 1956. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY T. L. McCREADY AND TASHA TUDOR without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Very Good- Dust Jacket with price intact on flap ($2.50) soil, edge wear, small pieces missing Dust Jacket spine tips & rear dj, marks rear of Dust Jacket. 8vo. 48 pp.

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        THE CITY AND THE STARS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. [1956]. boards.. Just a touch of fraying to boards at upper spine end, a fine copy in. good or better dust jacket with age-tanning with show through on. spine and rear panels and soiling to rear panel. (#148618). First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Clarke to his friend "Bay" [Baird Searles] on the front free endpaper. A completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (1948; 1953). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 (1968) is one of the most famous computer stories, but his THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956) may well be the profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction ... [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." - Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. This novel "is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-7. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.

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        My Family and other Animals. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis, 1956. Hart-Davis, 1956. 8vo., First Edition; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top faded as usual else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip. Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        Picasso Himself. An exhibition of original paintings and drawings, personal photographs, documents, and souvenirs of Picasso as seen by himself and through the eyes of his friends. Institute of Contemporary Arts, 17 Dover Street, W1. The Managing Committee have plaesure in inviting you to the private view. To be opened by Professor Sir Anthony Blunt at 9pm Thursday 25 October 1956.

      Institute of Contemporary Arts., London 1956 - Oblong 16mo. Folding card. With b/w photograph and calligraphic invitation in blue by Picasso. Heavy central vertical crease. Thumbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Man'chzhuriia glazami okhotnika [Manchuria through the eyes of a hunter]

      [Sydney or Brisbane], [1956]. [Sydney or Brisbane], [1956]. Small octavo (17.5 x 13.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 157, [2] pp. Printed on heavy coated paper; eight full-page illustrations, including two portraits of the author, drawings of the Man'chzhurian countryside, and a photograph of the author with a dead Manchurian (or Siberian) tiger. Light wear to wrappers; owner inscription; about very good.& A rare collection of short stories about the life of Russian hunters and trappers in Northern China in the 1920s and 30s, which reveal a deep knowledge of the Manchurian countryside, natural life, as well as the habits and dialects of the local population. According to a short preface by A. S. Lukashin, "Gomboev began to earn his bread through the arduous and dangerous work of a hunter and trapper [...] He spent seventeen years on the eastern line of the Chinese Eastern Railroad, gathering furs, wild animals, and birds in the primeval forests of the Manchurian taiga, the Laolin and Zhang Guangcai mountain ranges in the Jilin province. [...] He recorded his observations and hunting episodes in his diary, and now, living in remote Australia, he decided to publish the most interesting memories using his diary." A fascinating document of the complex cultural affiliations between the Russians and the Chinese in the early twentieth century. Presumably published in Sydney or Brisbane in 1956 (according to an orphaned Worldcat record); we were unable to find further information on the author, Gomboev. No copies in KVK, OCLC.

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        Mellan Fantasi Och Verklighet.

      Liseberg. 1956.. Farbiges Orig.-Plakat. 100 x 65 cm. Farbiges Orig.-Plakat.. 'Eindrucksstarke Darstellung eines Astronauten vor nachtschwarzem Sternenhimmel mit Weltraumstation in Anlehnungen an W. v. Brauns berühmten Entwurf (vgl. Fliegt mit zu den Sternen, Ein Antiquariatskatalog zur Geschichte der Raumfahrt anlässlich des 25jährigen Jubiläums der Mondlandung, Katalog 2). Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Varese").

      New York, 2. XII. 1956.. 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Luftpostbrief).. An den französischen Musikkritiker Jean Roy mit der Mitteilung, seine Adresse Mlle. Vivier [d. i. seine Biographin Odile Vivier] gegeben zu haben: "J'ai envoye -a sa demande - votre adresse a Mlle Vivier qui [?] a vous remercier pour l'avoir fait figurer sur la pochette - Qui est Silva? [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

      Cape , 1956. Cape , 1956. First edition. Original black bevelled cloth with silver diamond motif on the upper cover, in pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a very near fine dustwrapper. Bright and crisp, showing just the slightest pushing to a couple of corners and minor rubs to the head of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Time for a Tiger

      William Heinemann, 1956-01-01. William Heinemann, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. 214 pages. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding. A bit of a musty smell, spot of sunning to foot, foxing to fore edge. Jacket has a trace of sunning to spine panel, price-clipped, toning to back panel, nicks and wear at tips. A nice copy.The Clockwork Orange author's rare first book, a novel set in colonial Malaya.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and diamond design to front board in silver, lattice pattern to front board in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly rolled. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with slight rubbing to corners and tips of faintly toned spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Istorija Russkogo Iskusstva.

      Moskau, "Nauka", 1956-1969.. [Geschichte der russischen Kunst. Text russisch]. 13 in 16 Bänden [= alles Erschienene]. 4°. 16 blind- und rotgeprägte OLwdbde. (minimale Gebrauchsspuren). Zus. 9130 SS. mit sehr zahlr. teils farbigen Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln.. Erste Ausgabe. - Stark erweiterte und aktualisierte Ausgabe, des zuerst von I. S. Grabar 1909-1916 herausgegebenen Standardwerks. Neben Malerei und Bildhauerei wird auch ausführlich auf Architektur und Volkskunst eingegangen. Bände X bis XIII behandeln das 20. Jahrhundert. Band XIII sehr interessant über den antifaschistischen Kampf der Künstler und die Kunst im Zweiten Weltkrieg, aber auch über die Moskauer Metro etc. - Zwei Bände in einer Ecke leicht gestaucht, ein Band stellenweise leicht wasserrandig, etwa 15 Blätter mit kleiner Eckknickfalte, insgesamt jedoch schön erhalten. - Da die Auflagenhöhen sehr schwankten, gibt es kaum vollständige Exemplare.

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        ANTOLOGIA

      Roma: Arti Grafiche Agostini, 1956. Roma: Arti Grafiche Agostini, 1956. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Fine binding. Truly a pristine copy of ANTOLOGIA, the translations into Italian of selected poems from A lume Spento, Personae, Ripostes, Lustra by Salvatore Quasimodo, Margherita Guidacci; Guiseppe Ungaretti, Leone Traverso; Piero Jahier, Vittorio Sereni, Giacomo Prampolini, Attilio Bertolucci; Giovanni Giudici, and Eugenio Montale. "Estratto da ‘Stagione'; Roma, anno II, n. 7 (1956) on verso of title. Gallup: ‘100 copies (with two special copies in a black outer wrapper).'; Cream wrappers, with a single staple. Original glassine present (tiny tear to the bottom of the fold and a tiny chip to the top edge of the back). Virtually unobtainable. (Gallup D148). Fine binding.

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        27 tls. eigenh. Briefe und (Bild-)Postkarten mit U.

      Verschiedene Orte, 1940er bis 1960er Jahre.. Zusammen 40½ SS. auf 33 Bll. 4to und (qu.-)8vo. Tls. mit Kuvert.. Sehr freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit Schuldirektor Josef Wesely: "[...] Kaum wird das neue Buch draußen sein, harrt meiner eine neue große Aufgabe, oder besser gesagt, gleich zwei große Aufgaben: Vor allem drängt der Verleger auf Fertigstellung eines vor Jahren begonnenen Josefstädter-Garnisonsromans, den er unbedingt im nächsten Jahr herausbringen möchte; und zweitens habe ich auf heftiges Drängen der Wiener Opernkollegen wieder die Leitung des neu ins Leben zu rufenden 'Trompeterchors der Wiener Oper', dessen Schöpfer und ständiger Dirigent ich vor dem Hitlerkrieg war, übernommen. Für mich wieder eine Unmenge von Arbeit und Aufregung - keine Kleinigkeit für einen Achtziger, mit dem Dirigentenstab in der Hand vor eine solche Körperschaft berühmter Musiker hinzutreten! [...]" (a. d. Br. v. 3. IV. 1956). - Rudolf von Eichthal - während des Ersten Weltkriegs Oberst und Generalstabschef in Südtirol, Rußland und auf dem Balkan - war nach Ende des Krieges als Schriftsteller und Musiker tätig. Ab 1920 Mitglied der Staatsoper und des Burgtheaters, wurde Eichthal auch durch zahlreiche Romane und Erzählungen bekannt, insbesondere durch den Roman "Der Kreuzberg" (1928), in dem er das Soldatenleben in der k. u. k. Armee in verklärtem Licht darstellte.

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