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        DOCUMENTO CONCESION DE LA CRUZ DE CABALLERO DE LA ORDEN DEL MERITO CIVIL, FIRMA DE FRANCO 1956

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda Firmado por el Autor(es). Documento firmado puno y letra por Francisco Franco Bahamonde de la concesion de la Cruz de Caballero de la Orden del merito Civil. 47X47. Ano 1956. Magnifico ejemplar.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Parker Pen owned by President Eisenhower

      Parker Liquid Lead pen owned by President Eisenhower, 5.25? long. ?D.D.E.? engraved on the barrel in silver. Upper portion of initials slightly rubbed. The silver color of ?Parker LL? also engraved on the barrel is rubbed off. The Parker Pen Co. announced in 1956 their ?Liquid Lead Pencil.? It is non-retractable. Parker explained that the ?lead [is] self-retracting ... It actually withdraws from the writing point when not in use.? The new ?pencil? was, in actuality, a graphite lead ballpoint pen.Accompanied by an 8.5? x 11? Certificate of Authenticity signed ?My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower?s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the pen pictured below was given by President Eisenhower to my mother.?Chief Yeoman Helen E. Weaver was General Dwight D. Eisenhower?s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the W

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Olymbos - Mount Olympus (Greece). Original etching numbered and signed by Paul Rene Gauguin

      . Image size 39.3 x 49.3 cm, sheet size 52.8 cm x 65.7 . The etching is titled in the plate in Greek characters (Olympos), signed in pencil by hand, dated 1956 and numbered. Edition of 20. With a handwritten dedication 'til fra Peter Paul". Upper right corner with small crease, otherwise very good condition.. Paul Rene Gauguin, born 1911 in Kopenhagen, died 1976 in Spain. Son of Pola Gauguin and grandson of the Master Artist Paul Gauguin. The artist had been in Greece in the 1955.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper and Brothers, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956: First edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "M-E". In dust jacket with price of $3.50 in tact. The hardcover is in Very Good condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Pages are lightly toned and show a few sporadic age related spots. Boards show edge wear, with rubbing and bumping to corners, wear at spine ends, and light dust soiling. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creasing, toning and chipping, with a few repairs made from the verso with archival mending tissue. Presents well. First Edition, as stated.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Bourbon on the Rocks

      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.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        New Short Novels, 2

      NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This scarce and very collectible Ballantine hardcover was published simultaneously with the paperback, it includes four short novels, the first of which to be selected for inclusion in this book was Stegner's Field Guide to the Western Birds, it also includes Norman Mailer's The Man Who Studied Yoga, Colberg B40 identifies this title, but that undoubtedly was the paperback and not this very scarce Ballantine hardcover (an extremely collectible series in its own right), this copy bound in slate blue cloth with black lettering on the spine, one of four known bindings, there is no priority established (the others are pale blue, aqua green, and red, all with black lettering). Very good .

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Berlin Ost, 1956. Original-Fotografie. Silbergelantine-Abzug. Bild-Format 27,5 x 42,0 cm. Rückseitig vom Fotografen in Bleistift signiert und bezeichnet. Hinter Klapp-Passepartout an vier Ecken lose eingesteckt. - Sehr leichte Retuschespur, nur im Bildglanz sichtbar. - VERÖFFENTLICHT in: Arno Fischer. Berlin 1943 - 1990. Douchy-Les-Maines, 1991 (Ausstellungskatalog).

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      [Bookseller: FOTO-ANTIQUARIAT FAHL GbR.]
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        ANTOLOGIA

      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.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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        Go in Beauty

      New York: Harpers, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and minor soiling to the rear panel. Signed and inscribed to collector Larry Owens on the front free endpaper. The author's first book, a novel of contemporary life on the Navajo Indian reservation. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Row, 1956. 1st edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. ...it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues." [Pub. Info] Owner signature on fly leaf. Dust jacket has minor wear to the extremities. There is a protective mylar cover.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges dyed red. With the dust jackets. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Top-stains faintly faded, very slight rubbing to ends and corners, but a bright fresh set in excellent condition, with the very lightly rubbed and marked. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        Leur Destin.

      Saint-Briac, Les Emaux, 1956.. 34x25 cm. 73 Bl. Mit einer Titevign., Initialen, 31 meist ganzseit. Holzschnitten und 1 kolor. Illustr. mit einer Initiale in Gold. In OBr.-Decke in einer Ln.-Kassette mit Ldr.-Rücken.. "Ce livre a ete compose grave en la forme des incunables ... imprime a la main, tirage limite, a 5 sur Japon, 2 sur Chine, 1 sur Japon et Parchemins, 65 sur Arches de luxe." - Imprime pour N. Auguste Schnell, exempl. no. 1 (sur Japon et Parchemins). Text und Bilder in Holzschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        DOUBLE STAR

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc, 1956 Unstated later [but nonetheless very early, most likely the second] printing of the first edition. [NB: except for the lack of a first edition statement on the copyright page, this later printing appears indistinguishable from the first printing. The Dust Wrapper of this printing is indistinguishable from that of the first printing]. Hugo Award winner. Black boards with white spine lettering/decoration, 186 pages. Otherwise VG+/Near Fine copy [slight spine cocking] that is faintly musty, with some spotty discoloration to the boards, a 2.5" area of heavy damage to the rear paste-down, scattered light damage to the rear free endpaper, and has SEP 27 1956 stamped to the upper right corner of the front free endpaper; in edgeworn [spine ends more so than elsewhere] VG Dust Wrapper [with the pubisher's original $2.95 printed price still intact on the front flap].. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fair/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Other Worlds Bookstore]
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        Dachauer Volksfest.

      . Radierung, auf festem Velin, signiert. 10,8:12,7 cm. Von 1956 ist ein Gemälde mit einem vergleichbaren Motiv bekannt, das "Dachauer Volksfest" betitelt ist.. Die Malerin und Graphikerin entstammte einer großbürgerlichen Familie und konnte sich von dieser unterstützt der künstlerischen Laufbahn widmen. Um 1900 begann sie mit dem Studium in München bei K. Becker-Gundahl (1856-1925), dann erlernte sie als Schülerin von M. Feldbauer (1869-1948) im Sommer in Dachau an der Malschule die Landschaftsmalerei und im Winter in München an der Damenakademie des Münchner Künstlerinnenvereins die Aktmalerei. Gemeinsam mit Feldbauer unternahm sie eine Studienreise nach Griesbach/Niederbayern und in die Bretagne. Weitere Studienaufenthalte folgten nach Rom und Florenz und um 1911 ein mehrmonatiger Aufenthalt in Paris an der Ecole Ranson. Vor 1914 lebte sie in Berlin, wo sie die Unterstützung v.a. durch den Kunstkritiker P. Westheim fand. Ab 1915 wohnte sie in Dachau, wo sie in den Sommermonaten die Malschule von A. Hölzel (1853-1934) besuchte; sie zählte neben Ida Kerkovius (1879-1970), Maria Langer-Schöller (1878-1969) und Else von Freytag-Lovinghoven (1874-1927) u.a. zu den sog. "Malweibern". Sie war Mitglied der "Künstlergruppe Dachau", der "Kunstvereinigung Dachau" und der Münchner "Neuen Sezession". Erfolgreich beteiligte sie sich an Ausstellungen in München, Rom, Wien, Berlin, Paris, Stuttgart und Salzburg. 1919 erhielt sie die Silb. Staatsmedaille der Stadt Salzburg. Freundschaft unterhielt sie mit A. Kubin (1877-1959) und Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945). 1933 wurde sie als "entartet" diffamiert, infolge wandte sie sich einem naiven Malstil und unverfänglichen Bildthemen zu.

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        THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS

      W. Van Hoeve Ltd., 1956., 1956. True first edition. Precedes the U.K. edition by six years. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket, very slightly tanned at spine panel. The second Judge Dee mystery in which Judge Dee is lured into the heart of the Governor's garden maze to solve three interwoven mysteries: "The Case of the Murder in the Sealed Room," "The Case of the Hidden Testament," and "The Case of the Girl with the Severed Head."

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        Time for a Tiger

      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: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Die drei Falken. Eine Novelle.

      Frankfurt/M., Trajanus-Presse. 1956.. Siebenter Druck. Mit 9 Farbholzschnitten. Quart. 61 unbeschnittene SS., 4 Bl. Orig.-Halbpergament mit seidenen Orig.-Bezügen.. Eines von 350 nummerierten Exemplaren. Signiert von Felix Hoffmann und Werner Bergengruen. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Biblio Industries Versandantiquariat Ala]
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        PICASSO LITHOGRAPHE IV 1956 - 1963.

      Monte-Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1964.FIRST EDITION 1964, Volume 4 only of 4, text in French, 4to, 320 x 245 mm, 12½ x 9½ inches, 2 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS, being the black and white frontispiece and the double spread dustwrapper, plus over 140 illustrations, some in colour or tinted, pages: 152 including index. Original plain thin card covers, dustjacket protected by glassine wrapper. A Fine copy, no inscriptions, in Fine dustwrapper, glassine wrapper a touch worn at head and tail of spine, tiny shallow chip to top edge of upper panel. The two original lithographs were done by Picasso specially for this volume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Observation of Antiprotons" in Physical Review 100 Issue 3 pp. 947-950, November 1, 1955; WITH "Antiproton Star Observed in Emulsion" Physical Review 101 pp. 909, January 15, 1956

      1956 FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the two papers that won Chamberlain and Segre the 1959 Nobel Prize for the first experimental confirmation of the antiproton, a new subatomic particle identical in every way to the proton, except that its electrical charge was negative instead of positive. Chamberlain and Segre's discovery was the culmination of a hunt whose origins go back to 1928, when British physicist Paul Dirac formulated a theory to describe the behavior of relativistic electrons in electric and magnetic fields. Dirac's equation was unique for its time because it took into consideration both Einstein's special theory of relativity and the effects of quantum physics, as proposed by Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg, to describe the behavior of slow-moving particles. While the math worked, few physicists gave Dirac's equation much serious consideration, because it allowed particles of negative energy. From the standpoint of both physics and common sense, the energy of a particle could only be positive (Yarris, "The Golden Anniversary", Science at Berkeley Lab, 2005). A number of physicists attempted to find the antiproton, but Chamberlin and Segre were particularly clever. According to Segre, "I decided to attack the problem in two ways. One was based on the determination of the charge and mass of the particle. The other concentrated on the observation of the phenomena attendant on the annihilation of a stopping antiproton. The stopping antiproton and a proton of the target should mutually annihilate each other, and the rest mass of the two particles should transform itself in one of many possible ways into other particles such as pions. These would leave tracks in a photographic emulsion and the annihilation would thus become evident. . . ."We started the run on August 25, 1955, and after a few days of tuning up, we began observing antiproton signals. We based the identification on measurement of the velocity, momentum, and charge of a particle. The signals for velocity were oscilloscope traces recording the passage of a particle through a velocity-selecting Cerenkov detector. . . . We detected about one antiproton for every few hundred thousand other particles crossing our apparatus. . . . We decided to write a letter to the Physical Review and an article for Nature. . . . The mass-spectrograph experiment concluded on October 1, 1955, having proved the existence of the antiproton, and soon thereafter the emulsion work confirmed it" (Segrè, A Mind Always in Motion, pp. 256-57). "The antiproton also became a workhorse of experimental particle physics, as scientists [ at CERN, Fermilab, etc.] later spent decades smashing it into protons in racetrack-shaped accelerators and measuring the sprays of weird new particles that emerged, producing what seemed to be an endless stream of Nobel Prizes" (New York Times Obituary, March 2, 2006). According to physics Nobelist Stephen Weinberg: "If it had not been discovered, the foundations of physics really would have crumbled," Dr. Weinberg said. He added that the antiproton "was something like the South Pole: it's something that you know is there but you just have to get there anyway" (ibid). In: Physical Review 100 Issue 3 pp. 947-950, November 1, 1955 and Physical Review 101 pp. 909, January 15, 1956. CONDITION & DETAILS: New York: The American Physical Society. "Observation of Antiprotons" in Physical Review 100 Issue 3 pp. 947-950, November 1, 1955; WITH "Antiproton Star Observed in Emulsion" Physical Review 101 pp. 909, January 15, 1956. Very light scuff to the front wrap of 101. Otherwise both issues are in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Zwischen den Kriegen. Blätter gegen die Zeit. Mappe mit vier Original-Ausgaben und zwei Original-Briefen Peter Rühmkorfs (1956)

      O.O. u. J. (1956). Illustrierte Original-Mappe im Format 30 x 22 cm. Innenliegend: 4 Ausgaben der hektographierten Zeitschrift "Zwischen den Kriegen - Blätter gegen die Zeit" (Nr. 19/1954; 24/195; 25/1955; 26/1956), zwei Ausgaben mit illustriertem Original-Titelblatt. Ferner enthalten ein Original-Zeitungsblatt mit einem Artikel Werner Riegels (Politik und Individuation) sowie zwei Original-Briefe Peter Rühmkorfs. In einem dieser Briefe setzt Rühmkorf gemeinsam mit der Witwe des Herausgebers, Lieselotte Riegel, die "Freunde der Zeitschrift 'Zwischen den Kriegen'" von der Einstellung der Zeitschrift, bedingt durch den Tod Werner Riegels, in Kenntnis. Das Schreiben enthält eine Würdigung des politisch-literarischen Werkes Riegels und des kleinen Autorenkreises der Zeitschrift und ist daher ein aufschlußreiches literaturgeschischichtliches Dokument. Mit Beiträgen von Richard Anders, Leo Doletzki, Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans Henny Jahnn, Leslie Meier, Werner Riegel, Peter Rühmkorf, Scharbock, Kurt Hiller, Lothar Leu, Sikorra, Carl Eintsein, H. C. Harries. Die Zeitschrift "Zwischen den Kriegen" wurde von Riegel zwischen 1952 und 1956 in sehr kleiner Auflage (um 100) herausgegeben. Original-Ausgabe sind heute allenfalls noch sehr vereinzelt auffindbar. Wie selten Exemplare der Zeitschrift bereits kurz nach ihrer Einstellung geworden waren, zeigt eine Mitteilung Rühmkorfs (beiliegender Brief) an Werner Kobenstein vom 1. Oktober 1956: "Wir haben leider nur noch vier Nummern unserer Zeitschrift für Sie heraussuchen können, da alles andere total vergriffen ist. Ich würde selbst gern noch einige alte Nummern zurückkaufen wenn sie mir nur errreichbar wären." Die Kieler Universitätsbibliothek zeigt zurzeit aus Anlaß des ersten Todestages Peter Rühmkorfs eine Ausstellung, in der der politisch-literarische Aktivismus der Gruppe um Riegel und Rühmkorf in den frühen fünfziger Jahren und die Herausgabe der Zeitschrift "Zwischen den Kriegen" ausgiebig gewürdigt werden.. Die Mappe und die innenliegenden Dokumente in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls einige Seiten etwas eselsohrig. Einige wenige Randanstreichungen im Text.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell, 1956-58., 1956. A superb set of FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent blue half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spines with raised bands, blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

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        Howl and other poems

      San Francisco: The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four, City Lights,, 1956. 12mo. Original black and white wrappers. Wrappers slightly foxed otherwise an excellent copy. First published edition, first printing. The author's first book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem. Uncommon in this condition. One of about 1,500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter Signed, 4to, West Cornwall, Connecticut, March 8, 1956

      - He writes in full, "I would be very glad to become a member of the Honorary Committee of the American Theatre Wing for the presentation of the 'Tonys', and trust that this letter does not arrive too late. I was unable to answer it before now." He signs in full in a bold hand in pencil, "James Thurber". This is a memorable letter for it's theater association. Three repairs with tape on verso to fold tears, two at left margins, third at the bottom. Some soiling. This letter was written in the year his collection of fables, "Further Fables for Our Time" was published (1956). In 1960, Thurber' play, "A Thurber Carnival" received a Tony Awards Special Award recognizing Thurber as writer and Burgess Meredith as director.

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        Deutsche Filmkunst - Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis des Filmschaffens. Herausgeber: Henschelverlag für Kunst und Gesellschaft [gebundene Jahrgänge 1956-1960].

      Berlin: Henschelverlag 1956-1960.. 384 Seiten / 384 Seiten plus 16 S. Sonderbeilage / 408 Seiten plus 80 S. Beilagen / 388 Seiten plus 96 S. Beilagen / 432 Seiten (plus 3 Beilagen lose beiliegend=88 Seiten), Fadenheftung, Format 20,5 x 26,8 cm, private Halbleinenbände.. * Erschien monatlich. Schön gebundene breitrandige Exemplare mit Rücken-Titelschild aus Leder. Bei jedem Heft sind die Original-Umschläge miteingebunden, d.h. die Vorder- u. Rückseiten. Das Inhaltsverzeichnis ist jeweils vorgebunden. Sonderbeilagen sind am Schluß miteingebunden. Dieses Angebot umfasst gebundene Jahrgänge, die in jeder Beziehung vollständig sind. Erhaltung: Ohne Mängel, tadellos frisch. ++++++++++++++++++++ Weitere Film-Literatur im Bestand unseres Antiquariats finden Sie innerhalb der Katagorie "Film". Lassen Sie sich den Gesamtbestand anzeigen.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Gernot Kunze]
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        Bolivar. Numerous sketches, drafts, outlines, and other material related to Hollywood Producer Lester Cowan's abandoned film project about Simon Bolivar. Typical item: typed Memorandum dated September 8, 1956 to Philip H. Burton (who adopted and taught Richard Burton). Concise description of materials in this collection: black & white photo print of famous Simon Bolivar portrait by an anonymous painter; 8 page plot outline, typed MS with Cowan's notes in pencil and ink; 4 page typed "Memorandum" from Cowan to Burton dated September 8, 1956, including outline of plot, preface notes, & Continuity of Boliver, Santander, Manuela Story; second copy of same "Memorandum", Cowan to Burton 9/8/56, this copy with MS notes inked in margins and on smal

      1956. 1956 - 8vo. [ca. 100] pp., Very Good, Typed pages with MS notation, stapled, paper-clipped & loose.

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

      Allhems förlag, 1956-1978. 22 volymer.Förlagets blå klotband med förgyllda rygg- och pärmtitlar, färgat övre snitt, färgillustrerade skyddsomslag.. Första upplagan

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

      1956. (1) Chomsky, Noam (1928- ). Three models for the description of language. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 113-24. (2) Shannon, Claude E. The zero error capacity of a noisy channel. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 8-19. (3) Newell, Allen & H. A. Simon. The logic theory machine. In IRE Transactions on Information Theory IT-2 (September 1956): 61-79. Whole number. Original green printed wrappers. 278 x 218 mm. <p> (1) First edition. Chomsky&#39;s revolutionary investigations of the underlying structures of natural languages were first presented in the above paper, read at a symposium on information theory held at MIT a few months before the publication of his Syntactic Structures . In the paper Chomsky introduced two key concepts, the first being "Chomsky&#39;s hierarchy" of syntactic forms, which has been widely applied in the construction of artificial computer languages.</p><p> "The Chomsky hierarchy places regular (or linear) languages as a subset of the context-free languages, which in turn are embedded within the set of context-sensitive languages also finally residing in the set of unrestricted or recursively enumerable languages. By defining syntax as the set of rules that define the spatial relationships between the symbols of a language, various levels of language can be also described as one-dimensional (regular or linear), two-dimensional (context-free), three-dimensional (context sensitive) and multi-dimensional (unrestricted) relationships. From these beginnings, Chomsky might well be described as the &#39;father of formal languages&#39;" (Lee 1995, 164).</p><p>The second concept presented here is Chomsky&#39;s transformational-generative grammar theory, which attempts to define rules that can generate the infinite number of grammatical (well-formed) sentences possible in a language, and seeks to identify rules (transformations) that govern relations between parts of a sentence, on the assumption that beneath such aspects as word order a fundamental deep structure exists. As Chomsky expressed it in his abstract of the present paper,</p><p>"We investigate several conceptions of linguistic structure to determine whether or not they can provide simple and "revealing" grammars that generate all of the sentences of English and only these. We find that no finite-state Markov process [a random process whose future probabilities are determined by its most recent values] that produces symbols with transition from state to state can serve as an English grammar. We formalize the notion of "phrase structure" and show that this gives us a method for describing language which is essentially more powerful. We study the properties of a set of grammatical transformations, showing that the grammar of English is materially simplified if phrase-structure is limited to a kernel of simple sentences from which all other sentences are constructed by repeated transformation, and that this view of linguistic structure gives a certain insight into the use and understanding of language" (p. 113). Minsky 1963, 484. Origins of Cyberspace 531. </p><p>(2) First Edition. "The zero error capacity C0 of a noisy channel is defined to be the least upper bound of rates at which it is possible to transmit information with zero probability of error. Various properties of C0 are studied; upper and lower bounds and methods of evaluation of C0 are given. Inequalities are obtained for the C0 relating to the &#39;sum&#39; and &#39;product&#39; of two given channels. The analogous problem of zero error capacity C0F for a channel with a feedback link is considered. It is shown that while the ordinary capacity of a memoryless channel with feedback is equal to that of the same channel without feedback, the zero error capacity may be greater. A solution is given to the problem of evaluating C0F" (p. 8). Shannon 1993, no. 109. Origins of Cyberspace 890.</p><p>(3) Newell and Simon&#39;s logic theory machine (LT), first described in this paper, is a computer program that discovers proofs to the theorems in symbolic logic stated in chapter 2 of Russell and Whitehead&#39;s Principia mathematica (1910-13). As Simon later wrote,</p><p>"LT was based on the system of Principia mathematica, largely because a copy of that work happened to sit in my bookshelf. There was no intention of making a contribution to symbolic logic, and the system of Principia was sufficiently outmoded by that time as to be inappropriate for that purpose. For us, the important consideration was not the precise task, but its suitability for demonstrating that a computer could discover problem solutions in a complex nonnumerical domain by heuristic search that used humanoid heuristics" (Simon 1998, 68).</p><p>Newell and Simon&#39;s machine represents "the first heuristic program fully realized on a computer, the first foray by artificial intelligence research into high-order intellectual processes" (Feigenbaum and Feldman 1963, 108). This paper is concerned exclusively with specification of the system, not with its realization in a computer. In two later papers, co-written with J. C. Shaw (Proceedings of the Western Joint Computer Conference [1957]: 218-29, 230-40), the authors described empirical explorations with the logic theory machine and reported on the Information Processing Language used to program the machine--the first list processing computer language. Minsky 1963, 506. Origins of Cyberspace 815.</p>

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        The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7)

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

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        FORBIDDEN PLANET [A NOVEL]

      New York: Farrar Straus and Cudahy [1956], 1956 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.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        Dinner Plate used aboard ?Columbine,? President Eisenhower?s presidential jet

      Washington, DC, c. 1956 White China Dinner Plate, 10? diameter, made for President Eisenhower?s presidential jet, ?Columbine.? The dinner plate features a border in gilt, with the blue columbine flower at one edge and a gilt-lettered ?D.D.E.? beneath the flower. The plate?s underside is gilt-lettered ?The / Presidential Plane / Columbine? and is stamped with the company?s logo and ?Shenango / China / New Castle, Pa., U.S.A. / Rimrol Welroc / K18.? Fine condition.Designed by Castleton China, Shenango Pottery Company, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The jet was named by First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower after the columbine, the official state flower of her adopted home state, Colorado. In 1953, Shenango was asked by Mrs. Eisenhower to design a plate commemorating President Eisenhower?s First birthday in the White House (October 14th) and in 1955, was commissioned by Mrs. Eisenhower to create a formal design of gold service plates for the state dining room at the White House.From the collection of presidential his

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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Houghton Mifflin, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. 213 pp. First edition, first printing. (Dated title page with matching date on copyright page.) Very Good condition hardcover in about Very Good dust jacket. Clean, bright pages. Top edge has a number of small ink blots. Former owner&#39;s name on half-title. Dust jacket lightly chipped at top edge; some rubbing to front panel; back panel has wear spot, light scratching; price-clipped. Jacket is mylar-protected. A nice copy.The third of author Elmore Leonard&#39;s rare Westerns, especially uncommon in collectible condition.

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        Inscribed copy of an early edition of ?Profiles in Courage?

      n.p., n.d. Book Signed ?To Anthony Amari / Best regards / John Kennedy? on front free-endpaper, also signed ?Anthony J. Amari? at top edge. ?Profiles in Courage? by John F. Kennedy, 266pp, 5.5? x 8.25?. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Light soiling on pastedowns. There is no Harper?s letter code on the copyright page. Bound in blue and black cloth with a gold-lettered spine with edge wear. Chip at right cover edge. Dust Jacket, not price clipped, with $3.50 price, portions missing at edges, overall good condition. Book in Very Good condition.?Profiles in Courage? was published on January 2, 1956. John F. Kennedy was awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for ?Profiles in Courage.?

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        Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden (Band 1-12 cplt.) Inhalt der Bände: 1 Buddenbrooks; 2 Der Zauberberg; 3 Joseph und seine Brüder; 4 Joseph und seine Brüder; 5 Joseph und seine Brüder; 6 Doktor Faustus; 7 Königliche Hoheit. Lotte in Weimar; 8 Der Erwählte. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull; 9 Erzählungen; 10 Adel des Geistes; 11 Altes und Neues; 12 Zeit und Werk. Vollzugsausgabe.

      Frankfurt, Fischer Verlag, 1956.. 8°, Ledereinband. Erste Auflage. 782; 1013; 660; 614; 554; 689; 778; 673; 1009; 798; 775; 843 Seiten. Original-Ganzledereinband im 2 Schuber. Rücken aufgehellt, ansonsten gute u. seltene Exemplare.

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        JAZZ SESSION: Television Series. Produced for Station KRON-TV, Channel 4, Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. 12 Programs. June 13, 1956 - September 12, 1956.

      [San Francisco]: 1956 - Illustrated with 12 original photographs of the divers muscians, etc. that performed during this series. The volume contains the scripts for the 12 programs produced for this series: 1- Duke Ellington. 13 June 1956. 2. Dixieland Swing. Earl "Fatha" Hines. 20 June 1956. 3. The Blues. Clancy Hayes, Ralph Sutton, Lizzie Miles - Soloists. 27 June 1956. 4. Movieland. Andre Previn. 4 July 1956.5. Birdland. Carmen McCrae & the Australian Jazz Quintet. 11 July 1956.6. Voices in Modern. The Four Freshmen. 18 July 1956.7. Hall of Fame. Clancy Hayes, Ralph Sutton, Lizzie Miles - Soloists. 25 July 1956. 8. Louis Jordan. Dottie Smith - Vocalist. August 1, 1956, 9. Jazz Singers. June Christy-Guest; Lizzie Miles & Clancy Hayes - Vocals. 8/8/56.10. Rampart Street Paraders. Claire Austin & Clancy Hayes - Soloists. 8/29/56. 11. Cab Calloway. Ralph Sutton & Clancy Hayes - Soloists. 9/5/56. 12. Jazz Piano. Earl Hines, Jeri Southern, Jesse Crump, Bobby Timmons, Ralph Sutton - Guests. 9/12/56. Modest wear to binding. A VG copy. Original red buckram cloth binding, with gilt stamped lettering to spine. 10-7/8" x 8-3/8". 1st printing. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Kever on the ffep to one "Clay", thanking him for the assistance on the series. Misc. paginations: preliminaries - 4 pp; each of the 12 program scripts - 8 to 14 pp. ~ 25 binder's blank leaves at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Great Flower Books 1700-1900

      London: Collins, 1956. Folio, with numerous illustrations; publisher&#39;s half green cloth with papered boards, with dustjacket. One of the standard bibliographies of botanical books.

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        Femme et Faunes Portfolio with 12 pochoirs after Picasso

      Paris : Au Vent d'Arles , 1956 Complete portfolio of 12 pochoirs of drawings after Picasso, printed in black and white, and colors, in Richard de Bas wove paper,  specially watermarked for this edition. Limited and numbered edition of which our copy is N: 15/200. The 12 pochoirs were executed by Jacomet, well preserved in the original beige cloth slipcase, illustrated with the title by Picasso. Total  Edition : 200 copies + 26 copies H.C. Dimension: 51 x 41 cm. In very good condition. More pictures on request.

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        The Quiet American

      William Heinemann 1956 - Published in London by William Heinemann in 1956. Proof with DJ. Book good in wrappers, shelf-cocked, smudging on front and back covers, spine loose at top of joint, top of front spine hinge torn. DJ good, piece missing from top of spine, discoloration along top edge of cover, general wear and some small tears along top edge of cover, some small horizontal tears on back flap hinge. DJ price reads "13s 6d net". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1956 - 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The dustjackets has a couple of closed tears, one to the upper front panel and another to the upper rear panel, no loss noted. A bit of rubbing and wear to the top of the spine, some minor color loss at the flap folds. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing, a previous owners name to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. No other markings, no bumped corners, clean boards, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. A beautiful clean copy, one of the copies with the dark reddish brown boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New York: Life is Good & Good For You In New York! Trance Witness Revels (First Edition with Tourist Brochure/Captions Booklet)

      Paris: Editions du Seuil, Album Petite Planète, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is a first edition, first printing of the critically acclaimed photobook, \"New York: Life is Good & Good For You In New York! Trance Witness Revels \"published by Editions du Seuil, Album Petite Planète, Paris in 1956. The British and Italian versions of the book were published later in 1956 making this the true first edition. In \"The Photobook: A History, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger wrote, \"William Klein\'s magnum opus, this greatest of 1950\'s 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 1950\'s. It is the \"upside\" to Robert Frank\'s \"downside\" as captured in \"The Americans\".\" Containing 188 stunning black-and-white photogravures and measuring approximately 11 x 9 inches, the book is bound in black cloth boards in a photographically illustrated dust jacket. Also included is a tipped in a 16 page tourist brochure/captions booklet. The condition of the book is FINE- with only the most minimal of wear. The dust jacket is in FINE- condition with some wear to the inside front flap. The tourist brochure is in Near FINE condition with a crease to the bottom edge and lower right corner tips. Overall, this is a gorgeous copy of one of the greatest photobooks ever published that is rarely found in such fantastic condition. Cited in all three reference books on photobooks: \"The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century\" by Andrew Roth, \"The Photobook: A History\", by Parr and Badger, and \"The Open Book\" by Andrew Roth.

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        Aquarell: Blick über einen Tannenwald in eine schroffe Gebirgslandschaft: Möglicherweise im Elbsandsteingebirge.

      1956.. Bildmaß: 45 x 59 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 50 x 64 cm ). Links unten mit M. Heilmann signiert und mit 1956 datiert. Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. >>> Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276.<<< ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand möglich wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Maclean's Magazine, July 7, 1956 *THE ROTHSCHILD'S FABULOUS STAKE IN CANADA*

      Maclean's Magazine, Canada 1956 - Features: The Rothschilds' fabulous stake in Canada - very rare 6-page article by Peter C. Newman, with photos; What you don't need to know about rock 'n roll - "it works on man's emotions like the music of the heathen in Africa"; Just look at the old ice-creem parlor now - George Dawson's drive-in can have twelve thousand people drop in on a Sunday; The Great Cross-Canada hike - five people walked from Halifax to Vancouver - here's the footrace that stirred all Canada back in 1921; The alarming truth about Konrad Adenauer - we call him a friend but this Grand Old Man of Germany is really a threat to pro-Western policy; When Every woman looked like Regina Lee - Blance Howard discusses the Liberal stranglehold on Ottawa; How to handle your kids in the holidays; The miracle that saved our son's mind - Frank Barkey's 'perfect baby' was on the dim edge of consciousness, his body wracked by convulsions, his brain a shattered blank - this is the story of that ordeal. Interesting ad inside back cover shows iron lungs with Caterpillar backup power. Somewhat above-average wear. Please note that page 5/6 is missing. It appears to have contained the London letter by Beverley Baxter. Fantastic colour ad for the 1956 Buick on page 10. Nice colour Coke ad on back cover. Bit of writing atop back cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FORTUNIO OU L&#39;ELDORADO

      Paris: Éditions Germaine Raoult, 1956.. 228,[4]pp. Thick quarto. Unbound signatures laid into printed wrappers. Illustrated with eighteen drypoint etchings by Paul-Émile Bécat. Fine, in lightly edgeworn slipcase and chemise. One of seventy-five numbered copies (of 410 copies on vélin de Rives) with an extra suite of the etchings, with remarques, printed in black, with an additional planche refusée. A prolific and highly popular illustrator of erotica, Bécat (1885-1960) first illustrated Gautier&#39;s text in 1934, returned to it again in 1941 and 1946, and here approached it for the final time. MONOD 5186.

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        The exploration of Mars. Signed by von Braun

      New York: Viking Press, 1956. <p>Inscribed by Wernher von Braun </p><p>Ley, Willy (1906-69) and Wernher von Braun (1912-77). The exploration of Mars . . . with 16 paintings in color and 5 in black and white by Chesley Bonestell [1888-1986]. x, 176pp. 40 plates, included in pagination; text illustrations. New York: Viking Press, 1956. 272 x 202 mm. Original cloth, pictorial dust-jacket (slightly foxed, light edgewear). A few spots on edges, but very good to fine. Presentation Copy, inscribed by von Braun on the half-title: &#147;To Charles Wall, Jr. sincerely&#151;Wernher von Braun.&#148; </p><p>First Edition. Ley and von Braun&#146;s master blueprint for man&#146;s first exploring trip to Mars, published six years before the Soviet Union launched the first manned space flight in April 1961. Updating the Mars exploration plan von Braun had outlined in his Mars Project (1952), The Exploration of Mars &#147;detailed the architecture of a 12-man expedition and its unique lander . . . the Mars mission would center around a huge glider with a 450-foot wingspan. This vast glider-lander would carry nine explorers, in a dramatic descent to the Martian surface for a grueling land expedition lasting over a year. . . . Working out the technical details of all these scenarios made von Braun an engineering expert on space exploration well before any of it had occurred. His visions, brought grandly to life by Bonestell, stirred the American imagination. They also made von Braun the man who could design the real rockets and space stations to carry real astronauts across the space frontier&#148; (Reynolds, Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972, p. 29). The illustrations include 21 images by Chesley Bonestell, the &#147;father of modern space art,&#148; whose breathtakingly realistic space paintings helped inspire the American space program.</p>

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        Nathan Milstein. Portaits de Roger Hauert. Texte de Bernard Gavoty, critique musical du "Figaro".

      Édition René Kister,, Genève, 1956 - Genève, Édition René Kister, 1956. 30 + 3 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. In franz. Sprache. Mit eighh. Widmung sowie kl. Notenzitat von Milstein, dat. Salzburg August 1957. - Les Grands Interprètes. - OSch. m. leichten Lichtschatten, kl. Randläsuren, rückw. fleckig, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kuwait and Her Neighbours

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1956.. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title gilt on green faux label to spine, top edge orange. With the pictorial dust jacket. Coloured frontispiece, 27 pages of black and white plates, 15 illustrations in text, 2 maps and 12 genealogical tables, of which one is folding, in text, end-pocket with 4 folding maps, of which one is coloured, and 2 folding genealogical tables. Blind stamp of Vinge Coupal to half-title. Spine ends and board edges very lightly rubbed, minor foxing to edges, mild tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly toned rear panel, extremities a bit rubbed, short closed tears to both folds, rear panel and head of spine, chip to head of spine partially affecting the title. First edition, first impression. A remarkable topographical, anthropological, and historical survey of the region written by lieutenant-colonel Dickson (1881-1959), a British political agent based in the region for more than 25 years. This book includes numerous highly-revealing, personal reminiscence, as well as one of few published firsthand accounts of the Uqair Convention of 1922.

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