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        The Fabulous Orson Welles

      London: Hutchinson,, 1956. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Tips very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some chips and short closed tears, a crease down the upper panel, and an abrasion to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. Loosely inserted are two signed letters from Welles. The first is a typed letter signed to American journalist Abel Green reading, "Dear Abel, Thank you so much for forwarding that letter about the Melbourne Film Festival. I am so sorry to have missed you and Grace in Rome this year. We were in Spain, shooting television, and only heard about your visit after you had left, all warmest as always, Orson Welles". Green edited Variety magazine for forty years, and after his death Time referred to Variety as the Bible of show business and to Green as its King James. The recipient of the second letter was cinephile Ray Fisher, who was chair of the Melbourne Film Festival organising committee between 1964 and 1983. Welles writes in manuscript, "To Citizen Fisher, Contrary to popular belief this book is still readily available. Don't believe everything you hear on the radio. Read the 'Inquirer'! I am loaning this copy on the condition that it does not finish up in Guilliano's rubbish bin, regards, Orson Welles. P. S. Give my regards to the young man who was pounding on the front door of my L. A. mansion on Franklin Avenue". This is unlikely to be the same copy loaned by Welles, as it bears the ticket of a Melbourne bookseller. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mozart l'année mozart en france livre d'or du bi-centenaire

      La revue musicale, 1956. in4 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Passage (Signed Copy)

      Big Sur: Jonathan Williams (Jargon), 1956. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition of beat poet Michael McClure's first book. Published as Jargon 20. One of 200 copies set by hand & printed by the Windhover Press in Short Hills, NJ. A very good copy in string-tied paper wrappers. SIGNED by McClure and uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Seize the Day [Signed -- Jack Palance's Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Very Good + copy -- Near Fine for this title -- of the first edition, first printing (light fading to spine and to topstain, spine ends lightly pushed, some shelf marking and a tiny indentation at the base of each board), in a Very Good + dust jacket which is Near Fine for this title (expected handling soil, spine faded as is frequently the case with this dust jacket, a touch of fading to the upper right corner of the front panel -- less than often seen, some tiny closed tears at the top and bottom panel and spine edges, tiny chip at the spine tail), SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW on the title page. A rather nice copy of Saul Bellow's scarce fourth book which includes the title Novella, three additional short stories ("A Father-to-Be", "Looking for Mr. Green", and "The Gonzaga Manuscripts") and a one-act play titled "The Wreckers". One of the works for which Bellow is best known, critic James Wood declared it to be one of the great works of Twentieth Century Literature. The title novella, which presents one day in the life of salesman Tommy Wilhelm, a middle-aged worldly failure, provided the basis for the 1986 movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Jerry Stiller. Three times a winner of the National Book Award for Fiction ("The Adventures of Augie March", "Herzog" and "Mr. Sammler's Planet"), Saul Bellow also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for "Humboldt's Gift") and the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work". The Press Release issued in connection with his 1976 Nobel Prize noted particularly the "mature mastery" of "Seize the Day" and noted that "[w]ith its exemplary command of subject and form, this last novel has received the accolade as one of the classic works of our time." Signed copies of the book are quite scarce. This copy belonged to actor Jack Palance has the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property is loosely laid in. A Very Good + (Near Fine for this title) copy of one of the 20th Century's major works, with an EXCELLENT PROVENANCE, SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. The New World.; The Age of Revolution.; The Great Democracies.; The Birth of Britain.

      McClelland & Stewart. Ltd. Toronto, Canada. 1956-58. - LIMITED EDITION SET. Four volumes. First Canadian Editions. 8vo. --- Each volume one of 350 presentation copies signed by the Publisher, John McClelland, on a bound in sheet at the start of each volume and presented to the same recipient, who worked at the publishing firm. A fine, tight set in the original publishers dark blue cloth with facsimile of the authors signature in blind to front boards. Spines ruled in gilt. Three areas of red with gilt ruling and lettering. In the publisher's multi coloured dustwrappers which have a little rubbing and chipping to the extremities but are overall clean bright and in very good condition. Generally this is a fine set of books in very good dustwrappers. An attractive set of this scarce limited edition, presentation set of the First Canadian Edition. While individual copies do turn up, complete sets are hard to find. Cohen. A267.5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      Chatto & Windus, 1956. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine Edward Bawden dustjacket, not price-clipped, a little rubbed to the rear with two small fox marks, and with a couple of pieces of conservation. Shows extremely well. The author's second novel, scarce signed thus.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Down There

      New York: Gold Medal, 1956-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Fawcett / Gold Medal, 1956. 157 pp. Paperback original. Good condition. Clean pages. Spine a bit cocked, front hinge a little tender. A bit of fading to spine as well, creasing to cover. A solid copy.A scarce true first of David Goodis' classic noir novel, which was the basis of Francois Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Profiles in Courages

      Harper 1956 - Early edition of Profiles in Courage, signed by John F. Kennedy. Rebound cloth cover says this is the Young Reader's Edition, but it appears to be the regular edition. Ex-library rebinding with a few school library stamps. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Colección De Documentos Inéditos Para La Historia De Chile. 1558 - 1603

      Fondo Histórico y Bibliográfico, Santiago De Chile 1956 - XXVIII - 502pp. = XXV - 508pp. = XXXV - 478pp. más láminas = XVII - 482pp. más láminas = XXVI - 390pp. más láminas = y = XLV - 360 - LXXXIVpp. más láminas. Perfecto ejemplar muy bien encuadernado a media piel y tela. Lomeras con nervios, florones y tejuelos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Trees

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition of the New York School poet's first regularly published book and winner of the 1956 Yale Series of Younger Poet's award. A fine copy in lightly used dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED to artist R. B. Kitaj (and with Kitaj's handwritten signature to front endpaper). A wonderful association copy. Ashbery later wrote on Kitaj's work and Kitaj contributed artwork to Ashbery's Arion Press book Self Portrait In A Convex Mirror. Signed by Author

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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders

      Collins, UK 1956 - London, Collins, 1956. First edition and first impression in hardback. The book is in fine condition as is the jacket. Just the slightest of edge wear to the jacket spine tips. The author's first novel, translated here by Archibald Colquhoun. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        Kentucky Ante-Bellum Portraiture

      The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky 1956 - 848 p., illus. Limited to one thousand copies of which this is No. 825. Spine sunned with a bit of foxing to the top edge. [Loc.: 002576] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ReREAD Books]
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        Tiger! Tiger!

      UK: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1956 London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book and jacket are near fine. There's some rubbing to the corners and spine tips, and a couple of small chips. There jacket has some offsetting on the rear flap. Gilt on the book spine is slightly dulled. Slight lean. Overall a nice, presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        'Tiger! Tiger!' First UK Edition 1956

      A first edition, first printing published by Sidgwick and Jackson in 1956. A very good+ book with some uniform browning to the page edges - without inscriptions and no fading to the spine. In a very good (deeply) clipped wrapper with just some light loss to the head of the spine and some wear to corners. A very presentable copy indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Born of Man and Woman

      Reinhardt, UK 1956 - 1st Edition 1956. Flat signed by the author to the title page. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. F The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. A very good and rare signed example.More images can be taken upon request. Ref 9173 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        A Set of Eleven Books from Diamonds Are Forever Upto Octopussy

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - HARDBACKS - We are delighted to offer to the market a set of eleven - Ian Fleming - first edition titles in dust wrappers from 1956 through to 1966. The books are as follows - DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - 1956 - A near fine book in a near fine dust wrapper. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - 1957 - A very good book in a very good dust wrapper. DR NO - 1958 - A near fine book in a near fine, price clipped dust wrapper. GOLDFINGER - 1959 - A near fine book in a near fine dust wrapper. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY - 1960 - A near fine book in a near fine dust wrapper, with virtually no fading to the red lettering to the spine. THUNDERBALL - 1961 - A near fine or better book in a similar dust wrapper. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME - 1962 - A near fine book in a near fine, price clipped dust wrapper. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - 1963 - A fine book in a near fine dust wrapper. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - 1964 - A near fine book in a near fine, price clipped dustwrapper. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - 1965 - A fine book in a near fine dust wrapper. OCTOPUSSY - 1966. A fine book in a fine dust wrapper with the correct price of 10s.6d net present. All eleven books are free of any owner names or Inscriptions. Three of the books have been neatly price clipped. The books show as a very attractive set. Published by Jonathan Cape 1956 - 1966. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Flight from the Enchanter, The

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A superb First Impression of Murdoch's second novel, following Under the Net. 8vo: 316,[2]pp. Publisher's cinnamon-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Edward Bawden. Fine, square, tight binding, pages crisp and fresh, in a Fine, bright, completely unfaded example of the magnificent jacket. & Murdoch denied putting friends into her novels, but the model for the enchanter Mischa Fox was the Bulgarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning writer Elias Canetti, Murdoch's lover from January 1953 until late 1955. According to Murdoch's biographer, Peter Conradi, Canetti, the "god-monster of Hampstead . . . represented the artist-as-manipulative-and-sadistic-mythomaniac" in her imagination. He was a cruel and controlling lover who dominated a coterie of enthralled "disciples" and mistresses, a role he reenacts in several of Murdoch's early novels, particularly Flight from the Enchanter, which she dedicated to him. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Bang the Drum Slowly (signed by Harris)

      New York: Knopf, 1956. First Edition (Stated). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Harris on the FFE. Mildly toned textblock; else book is clean, square, tight and unmarked. Jacket is mildly toned, light wear to spine ends and corners, unobtrusive bookstore sticker on rear flap else clean and intact. Poignant baseball novel about dying third string catcher and basis for excellent film of the same name starring a young Robert DeNiro and Michael Moriarity. A very nice copy. Harris's signature uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Saratoga Books LLC]
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        IL VERRI - 1956--1961 - rivista di letteratura - direzione LUCIANO ANCESCHI ed editore RUSCONI E PAOLAZZI - prima e seconda serie - - 1956-1961 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO IN 28 NUMERI, Milano, Rusconi e Paolazzi, 1956

      Questa IMPORTANTISSIMA RIVISTA DI AVANGUARDIA E DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LETTERARIA viene fondata a Milano nel tardo 1956 da Luciano Anceschi e riunirà attorno a sè i più importanti letterati e poeti italiani (Arbasino, Umberto Eco, Gillo Dorfles, Eugenio Montale,Sanguineti, Vittorini, A. Giuliani, Nanni Balestrini, A, Guglielmi, Pontiggia, Renato Barilli, Leo Pollazzi e tanti altri. Il Verri ha contribuito a fondare una vera e propria CORRENTE DI PENSIERO. PRIMA E SECONDA SERIE (formato 14,5 x 20,5) ANNO PRIMO 1956-1957 Editore Mantovani num. 1 (autunno 1956) pp.172. num. 2 (inverno 1957) pp.172. num, 3 (primavera 1957 ) pp.171. num,.4 (estate 1957) pp.172.. ANNO SECONDO 1958 num. 1 pp. 171 editore Scheiwiller num. 2 pp. 224 agosto - editore Rusconi e Paolazzi che proseguirà fino al 1962 quando subentrerà FELTRINELLI che proseguirà fino a tutto il 1968. num. 3 pp. 186 ottobre. num. 4 pp. 186 dicembre. ANNO TERZO 1959 num. 1 pp.143 febbraio. num. 2 pp.149 aprile. num. 3 pp.140 giugno. num. 4 pp.141 agosto. num. 5 pp.144 ottobre, num. 6 pp.144 dicembre. ANNO QUARTO 1959 num. 1 pp.158 febbraio. num. 2 pp.171 aprile. num. 3 pp.164 giugno. num. 4 pp.157 agosto. num. 5 pp.172 ottobre. num. 6 pp.156 dicembre.. ANNO QUINTO 1961 num. 1 pp.154 febbraio. num. 2 pp.156 aprile. num. 3 pp.191 giugno. num. 4 pp 153 agosto. num 5 pp.157 oittobre. num. 6 pp.168 dicembre.. la collezione di tutto il pubblicato è offerta a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        James Dean. A Biography.

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1956 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the photographic dust jacket (reproducing two photographs by Roy Schatt). Corners nicked, spine rolled with a crease. Still an excellent copy in the spine-faded and rubbed jacket with creases and tears to the extremities and a small ink mark to rear panel. Photographic portrait frontispiece by Roy Schatt. First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi Sidney), with her owl bookplate stamp to the front pastedown, and her occasional ink annotations in the text. This book has also been signed on the front free endpaper by the film's screenwriter, "Stewart Stern, 'Rebel Without a Cause'". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE HOBBIT or There and Back Again 8TH IMPRESSION

      GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD, LONDON 1956 - Green cloth boards with dark green winged dragon on the front. There is slight water marks and soiling on front cover. Sun-faded spine. Back has same illustration as front cover. Slight edge wear around corners and spine. Inside free end papers have maps of Middle-Earth. Yellowing to pages noted. Small book plate inside front cover with "Parkers of Oxford". Slight foxing. Scattered black and white illustrations by the Author throughout. Text is clean and intact, binding is tight. Frontispiece is beautiful color illustration. letters "TO" on spine in red ink DATE PUBLISHED: 1956 EDITION: 8th impression 315 PAGES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        La tentation d'exister.

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris _1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Armel Guerne "son ami et surtout son admirateur". . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1150 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Defeat into Victory. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Cassell 1956 - 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 21 maps (the majority folding); handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with raised bands, original backstrip gilt mounted on new and separate leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Personal account of the war in Burma by the Commander of the 'forgotten' Fourteenth Army, and now generally recognised as one of the great military memoirs of all time. A beautiful copy. Cole & Graham B20; Enser, p.91 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Kulturhistoriskt lexikon för nordisk medeltid från vikingatid till reformationstid.

      Malmö 1956-78. Allhems förlag. Bruna halvläderband med rött stänkta snitt runt om. 22 volymer, 1-21 samt registerdel.. Mycket gott skick förutom skyddsomslagen som ej är med här

      [Bookseller: Christensen o Co Antikvariat]
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        L'Espresso. Settimanale di politica, cultura, economia.

      Subject: (Riviste). Roma e Milano, 1956, A. II, n. 6 + 1957, A. III, n. 49 + 1958, A. IV, n. 46 + 1959, A. V, n. 8 + 1960, A. VI, n. 18, 28 + 1963, A. IX, n. 43 + 1964, A. X, n. 9, 14 + 1965, A. XI, n. 29, 31 + 1966, A. XII, n.8, 15, 19, 21, 27, 30/51 (ventidue fascicoli) + 1967, A. XIII, n.1/53 (annata completa) + 1968, A. XIV, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1969, A. XV, n.1/52, (annata completa) + 1970, A. XVI, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1971, A. XVII, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1972, A. XVIII, n 1/52 (annata completa) + 1973, A. XIX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1974, A. XX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1975, A. XXI, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1976, A. XXII, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1977, A. XXIII, n, 1/51 (annata completa) + 1978, A. XXIV, n.1/51, n. 1/51 (annata completa) + 1979, A. XXV, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1980, A. XXVI, n. 1/52 (annata completa) + 1981, A. XXVIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1982, A. XXVIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1983, A. XXIX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1984, A. XXX, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1985, A. XXXI, n.1/52 (annata completa) + 1986, A XXXII, n.1/51, (annata completa) + 1987, A. XXXIII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1988, A. XXXIV, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1989, A. XXXV, n.1/581 (annata completa) + 1990, A. XXXVI, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1991, A. XXXVII, n.1/51 (annata completa) + 1992, A. XXXVIII, n.1/52 (annata completa). 26 annate e 33 fascicoli sciolti; 1585 fascicoli in totale.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Muses Are Heard

      New York, Random House. 1956, 1956. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, 8vo., pp. 343. Publisher's cloth in dustwrapper. Book is unread, and very fine but for small mark to top edge. Jacket is crisp and clean showing some nominal handling; also fine. A fresh copy, signed by Capote to flyleaf.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        GREAT FLOWER BOOKS 1700-1900


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        La pierre de lune

      Dupuis 1956 - Petit in-4 (22x19 cm), cartonnage papier de l'éditeur, dos pincé bleu-gris, plats illustrés en couleurs, édition originale française, petit manque papier sur le dos, coupes légèrement frottées et petit manque papier sur les coins, rares salissures marginales, quatrième plat légèrement sali, cote BDM 800 euros, bel exemplaire. Johan et Pirlouit Peyo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TIGER! TIGER!

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson,. [1956]. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with two light horizontal blue lines. on the verso of the jacket (offset from a previous jacket protector). with slight bleed through, most noticeable on the rear panel. A. bright, attractive example of the jacket. (#138513). 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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Malayan Trilogy, comprising 'Time for a Tiger', 'The Enemy in the Blanket' and 'Beds in the East'

      William Heinemann, London 1956-1959 First Editions, first printings of Burgess' first three novels, written "as a sort of gentlemanly hobby, because I knew there wasn't any money in it", when he was serving in Malaya as a teacher and education officer with the British Colonial Service. Individual descriptions as follows: 'Time for a Tiger' (1956). 8vo. 214pp. Blue cloth lettered in gold at spine. Publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A sliver of discolouration to backstrip extremities and a tiny bump to the tip of a single corner. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good indeed with R.F.Micklewright-designed pictorial dust wrapper, just a little faded at spine panel, and lightly dust marked and nicked at chafed at several edges. 'The Enemy in the Blanket' (1958). 8vo. 221pp. Dark blue cloth lettered and ruled in silver at spine and with publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A small area of discolouration to head of backstrip and a short indentation to upper board. Bookplate to front endpaper. Top edge lightly spotted and dust marked. Binding just a little cocked and pulled, but a lovely bright copy internally, in handsome John Rowland-designed pictorial dust wrapper, predominantly white rear panel a little tanned and dust marked, spine panel lightly toned and chafed at extremities with several tiny slivers of loss. 'Beds in the East' (1959). 8vo. 237pp. Blue cloth, lettered in gold at spine and with publisher's motif blind-stamped to rear board. A light scattering of spotting to top- and fore edge and to one or two preliminary leaves. A very nice, crisp copy in John Rowland-designed pictorial dust wrapper, publisher's red lettering just a little faded at spine panel and with a couple of short closed tears and resulting creases, and a small area of loss to head of spine. Some spotting to wrapper flaps. Really quite a nice example of this uncommon set in handsome non-clipped dust wrappers.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Tiger! Tiger!

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson [1956], 1st UK Edition. () 232pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. 12mo. Deep blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very light bump to bottom of spine. Clean endpapers and clean tight text block (though with some yellowing to the pages due to age). In dust jacket, not price clipped. The jacket has some light wear to the edges and ends of spine (a few small chips and closed tears) as well as some light rubbing and soilling (the spine is slightly darkened). It is a very nice copy. An important science fiction story by the famous American author (though written mostly during his time spent in England). Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October 1956 issue,the story first appeared in book form in the United Kingdom as Tiger! Tiger! – after William Blake's poem. Known in the US as 'The Stars My Destination' the book anticipated many of the staples of the later cyberpunk movement, for instance the megacorporations as powerful as governments, a dark overall vision of the future and the cybernetic enhancement of the body..

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        La tete tournee

      Monte Carlo: Andre Suaret, 1956. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated stiff cream wrappers lettered in red. Near fine in slightly nicked glassiner overwrapper./No Dust Jacket. 177 pages. 25 x 19 cm. Twelve original black and white lithographs signed in the plate, printed by Mourlot. Limited edition, one of 350 copies, this a hors commerce copy marked HC -- a signed presentation copy in blue ink on free front endpaper to Maximilien Gouriener. MONOD 11354. Bright, fresh copy.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      New York: Heritage, 1956. hardcover. fine. Wilson, Edward A.. Hand-colored illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco, marbled boards. New York: Heritage Press, (1956). A fine copy.

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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and diamond design to upper board in silver, diamond pattern to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, owner's name to front free endpaper, dust jacket rubbed to edges, restored to corners, price clipped. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the pastedown by two of the actors who appeared in the film version: Lana Wood, "Plenty O' Toole"; and Trina Parks, "Thumper" 007. The fourth James Bond book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Modern Furnishings for the Home 2

      New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation. 1956. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 1956. Green cloth 4to, 368pp. Illustrated in black and white. VG+ to near fine with minor rubbing to corners. In a very good vibrant dust jacket with similar rubbing to corners and edges. Very rare second and last volume, a companion to the seminal first volume. Contents are clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography

      - 1956 Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name, vg with signed 5" x 7" bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine. ---------- With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl ---------- Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published prior to his death in 1957, covers his early climbs culminating with Nanga Parbat. Following the ascent of Broad Peak he attempted Chogolisa, with Kurt Diemberger, but disappeared when he fell through a cornice. Buhl’s signature is very scarce and this copy includes a wonderful signed portrait loosely inserted. Neate B210, Yak B291. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Top of the World Books, LLC]
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        The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. 277pp. Octavo [21.5 cm.] 1/2 black cloth over tan boards. Very good/Very good. Small loss to head of spine and stain to rear panel, few edge tears. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell. & Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels: "The Monkey Wrench Gang," "Good News," and "Hayduke Lives!" Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely Are the Brave.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Blunderer, The

      London: Cresset Press Ltd, 1956. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine. First Edition ("first published 1956" with no other printings noted). 8vo; 284pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, the spine stamped in gilt, in an illustrated dust jacket priced at 15/-. A just about Fine copy, lightly read if at all, the spine gilt slightly dulled and some minor rippling to the spine cloth (but no trace of moisture—apparently a production glitch); in a Fine jacket with no tears, chips or fading, just light rubbing to the tips of the still-vibrant spine panel. All in all, a superb copy of the author's scarce third book. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works (our specialty). Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Birds of New Guinea

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

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      New York: Holt, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Spine of book darkened. Very Good in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. The first study of this complicated man. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both Toledano and Nixon to editor William Randolph Hearst, Jr., son of William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper despot and subject of Orson Welles's film CITIZEN KANE. It was Hearst who was largely responsible for the Hollywood image of the hard-drinking cynical reporter always in pursuit of breaking news. The younger Hearst shared the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his interviews with the new Russian leadership, and in 1959 he would cover Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union. Nixon's inscription reads: "To Bill Hearst/who is always a/friend in good or/bad weather -- from/Dick Nixon." Over the course of time, Nixon's attitude toward journalists became much less friendly. A fine association copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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