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        A Piece of My Mind

      Farrar Straus & Cudahy, New York,, 1956. Farrar Straus & Cudahy, New York,, 1956. Reflections at Sixty. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Some minor staining at the foot of the spine but an excellent copy in the creased and slightly faded dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund New Year's Day 1957". With a number of corrections to the text in Wilson's hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SIGNO. Revista de arte. Directeurs : Alcides Iznaga et Aldo Menedez. Du No. 1 [1954, 1ère année] au No. 13 [1956, 3ème année]. Manquent les Nos 5-6.

      Cienfuegos [Cuba], 1954-1956. - 11 fascicules in-folio [240 X 317 mm.], de 4 pages à 12 pages. Collaborations de Alcides Iznaga, Aldo Menendez, Luis J. Gallardo, J.R. Cabrera, M.R. Mancebo, Moises Wodvicki, Robert Altmann, J. Lezama Lima, Agustun Acosta, Angel H. Duarte, Mateo Torriente, Samuel Feijóo. Bel exemplaire de cette fragile revue malgré quelques déchirures et mouillures dans les marges de 3 numéros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lecointre Drouet]
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        Témoignage

      Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday. Limited in 125 numbered copies, of which our copy is marked: H.C. (out of commerce). Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Very rare copy, with some stains and minor defects, wrapped in the original worn glassine.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Hundred and One Dalmatians

      Heinemann, 1956-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Heinemann, 1956: First Edition, First Printing, in a price clipped dust jacket. In Good overall condition. Clean pages. Name of previous owner in pen on verso of front fly leaf, and on the front flap of the jacket as well. Lean to spine. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny spots to the front board. The dust jacket shows sunning, foxing and chipping, with tape repairs made from the verso along the rear spine fold where it appears a split once was present. The jacket is now housed in a brand new, removable protective sleeve, and presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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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'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's rare Westerns, especially uncommon in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Textiles of Pre-Inca From Burying Grounds in Peru (All Colour-Printing) Kanegafuchi Spinning Company's Collection / Nanbei Pre Inca Senshoku Zuroku (2 Volumes)

      Kyoto Shoin 1956 Illustrated by 100 full page color plates; Beautifully produced two volume set of the 7th-12th century Pre-Columbian textile collection of this iconic textile manufacturer . Japanese/English text.; 22; [140 pp.]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo (230 × 135 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, spies gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Spines faded. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions. A handsomely bound set. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Derriere le Miroir. Nos. 87-88-89.

      Maeght editeur, Paris 1956 - Three double-page original lithographs and four original single-page lithographs by Miro. Bought decades ago at Maeght Gallery, this issue has been in storage since. The cover and contents are in mint condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Fine. Here is premium, collector-grade British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This, then, is a set worthy of attention - near-fine plus volumes in remarkably fine dust jackets. This set came to us in extremely old, homemade dust jacket protectors. As a consequence, the dust jackets are virtually as-new - improbably crisp, beautifully clean, entirely unfaded, and showing virtually no wear. Shelf presentation is superlative. One must handle hundreds of sets - as we have - to truly appreciate how rare jackets are in such condition. The sole detraction is tiny, barely discernable tape scars on a few of the dust jacket flaps where tape from the homemade dust jacket protectors made contact with the jacket paper. The dust jackets are now protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise noteworthy. The bindings are flawless with sharp corners, bright gilt, and no wear. The contents are bright with no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a date stamp "Oct 57" on the Volume III ffep. The red topstain remains uniformly dark and unfaded across all four volumes. The sole flaw that prevents our grading these volumes as truly fine is spotting to the fore and top edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Madeline and the Bad Hat

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1956. Tall quarto. Original green cloth boards with, with Madeline illustration to front board, titles to spine in black. Illustrations throughout. An excellent copy showing only the slightest of shelf wear, internally bright and clean. Without the issued slip case. Signed limited edition, preceding the first trade edition. Limited to 985 copies of which 885 were for sale. Ludwig Bemelmans signature to limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE PRESBYTERIAN CONSTITUTION AND DIGEST

      Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in the USA 1956 - RO40147817: 2813 pages. Ouvarge lourd à reliure épaisse comprenant des clous métalliques. Published for the Office of the General Assembly by the B.C.E.P.C. Historical Notes. The Larger Catechism. The Book of Discipline. Historical Section. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Unrecorded publishers leather presentation bindings. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies.

      Cassell and Company Ltd. London. 1956-58 - FIRST EDITIONS. Four Volumes. 8vo. (9.7 x 6.3 inches). Finely bound in publishers delux leather binding of full burgundy pebble grain morocco. Spines with gilt lettering, including the publishers name, and ruled lines. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Double gilt ruled borders on inner boards and leather hinges. Top edges gilt. Aside from some minor foxing to the fore-edges this is generally a clean and bright set of Churchill's hugely popular historical work in unrecorded delux publishers leather bindings. Each volume has the initials J. E. stamped in gilt to the bottom outer corner of the front board. Some minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine of volume four but generally a lovely, attractively bound set. ------- Cassell are known to have had copies of Churchill's books bound up for presentation during the late 1940's and 1950's, including 100 sets of his six volume History of the Second World War, as well as the individual War time and post War Speeches volumes. These special bindings were done in small numbers and are scarce. It makes perfect sense that Cassell would have had sets of this work bound for the same purpose and the scarcity may explain why they have not been recorded by Churchill's Bibliographers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS . ( 9 Vols )

      Editorial : Aguilar 1956-1964 - Madrid 1956-1959-1964 . Encuad : Plena piel con dorados , papel biblia , cinta punto de lectura , Retrato o caricatura autor en frontis de cada Vol. Vols I a VII con los cortes decorados , Vols. VIII y IX , de posterior edición , con los cortes pintados ( sin decorar ) . 9,5 x 14cms. 1000pag. cada Vol. ( aprox ) . Tema : Obras Completas , Autores Hispanos Contemporaneos . Libros en buen estado , Vol I con ligero difuminado del decorado en corte superior , Vol IV con pequeño roce en lomera superior . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) . ***Si no queda satisfecho le devolvemos el dinero*** .

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        DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

      Cape 1956 - First edition. Black boards with embossed silver diamond vignette and blind stamped diamond design to boards. A very good copy, slight wear to the spine ends and neat contemporary ownership name and date on front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Swifts In A Tower

      Methuen 1956 - First Edition. Unblemished Hardback. The Clipped Dj Has Minimal Edgewear. A Most Attractive Copy. Photos Available On Request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shadow Books]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      Macmillan Company 1956 Wear to bottom of spine. Small closed tear to page 3; Special limited edition published in 1956 commemorating the new headquarters of WSB and WSB-TV in Atlanta, 'White Columns on Peachtree' was the name of the new building ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 1037 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      Heinemann, Melbourne, London, Toronto, 1956 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full white morocco, with black onlay patches (imitating a Dalmatian's colouring), title to spine gilt, original pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a black leather entry slip case. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Fine. Here is premium, collector-grade British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This, then, is a set worthy of attention - near-fine plus volumes in remarkably fine dust jackets. This set came to us in extremely old, homemade dust jacket protectors. As a consequence, the dust jackets are virtually as-new - improbably crisp, beautifully clean, entirely unfaded, and showing virtually no wear. Shelf presentation is superlative. One must handle hundreds of sets - as we have - to truly appreciate how rare jackets are in such condition. The sole detraction is tiny, barely discernable tape scars on a few of the dust jacket flaps where tape from the homemade dust jacket protectors made contact with the jacket paper. The dust jackets are now protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise noteworthy. The bindings are flawless with sharp corners, bright gilt, and no wear. The contents are bright with no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a date stamp "Oct 57" on the Volume III ffep. The red topstain remains uniformly dark and unfaded across all four volumes. The sole flaw that prevents our grading these volumes as truly fine is spotting to the fore and top edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A COMMON BOTANY

      Privately Printed 1956 - A very fine complete collection of 25 original woodblock prints on "Seki-Shu" Japanese paper in a limited edition of 102 of which this is number 47. The prints are housed in a putty colored paper box with a paper title on the spine. The folding cover has separated from the box and has a clear tape attempt at repair. The portfolio contains a title page, contents page, 25 prints and a colophon page (all pages signed and numbered). A few corners with tiny crimps. I believe Mr. Stein has work in many museums and this book is in the Smithsonian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders

      Collins, London 1956 - This is the first English-language edition of Calvino's first book, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun and inscribed by Colquhoun in the year of publication. Tiny corner bumps; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with slight spine fading, light chipping to corners and crown, and a small creased edge tear. Colquhoun also translated or co-translated several of Calvino's later books, such as The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Nonexistent Knight, The Watcher, Difficult Loves, Our Ancestors, and Adam, One Afternoon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines, red top-stain. With supplied dust jackets. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. A little used, top-stain faded, cloth slightly spotted, volume IV sunned on the spine, foxed on the edges and endpapers, front hinge of volume I cracked but sound. First editions, first impressions. This set inscribed in volumes I, II, and IV, to Percy W. Cox, and signed on the half-title of volume III. The first volume is inscribed to Cox "from his sincere friend" for Christmas 1955, some four months before publication on St. George's Day, 1956. Percy Cox was Churchill's trusted land agent and estates manager at Chartwell in the 1940s and 50s, doing much to improve the productivity of the farms, Churchill sending one of his Chartwell Bulletins to Clemmie in 1950, writing that; "A good plan of cultivation is on foot, approved by Mr. Cox who is most helpful" (Gilbert, VIII, p. 523). 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Laborintus - Laszo Varga: XXVII poesie, 1951-1954

      Editrice Magenta - Varese 1956 - I edizione, autografo dell’autore, in 16°, brossura ed. con risvolti e velina, pp.49, collana ’Oggetto e simbolo’ 6, piccolo strappo alla velina per il resto ottimo s 044

      [Bookseller: laboratorio del libro]
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        Snow Land (Yukiguni) [Signed]

      Mainichi Shimbum, Tokyo, Japan 1956 - Softcovered book with an original dustjacket, housed in an original slipcase. The list of the plates' data is included. Signed by Hamaya with a dedication in ink with Japanese brush on its reverse side of the preface. A rectangle sized critique is attached on a front of the slipcase. This slipcase is sunburned and its edges are partly teared and worn. The dustjacket is partly rubbed, especially its spine side is wornsome. However the book itself still keep good condition although some margins are lightly sunburned. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: booksGYOZANDO]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Here is a beautiful four-volume set of British first editions, inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume III to his friend and financial advisor Major Arthur Lewis Ball. The five-line inscription inked in blue on the ffep reads: "To / Arthur Lewis Ball / from / Winston S. Churchill / October 1957". A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. Major Arthur Lewis Ball, Esq. was Churchill's friend and financial advisor. Ball was manager of Lloyd's, Cox's & King's Branch at 6 Pall Mall, where Churchill banked. Ball lived at Tunbridge Wells and would call in at Chartwell on his way up to London. There is a good record of Ball's correspondence with Churchill, particularly in the 1950s when A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was published. When Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature and the prize funds were paid into his account at Lloyd's Bank, Ball wrote to Churchill "I should like to add my congratulations and best wishes" (Letter of 11 December 1953). In 1957, Ball wrote a condolence letter to Churchill regarding his old cavalry unit, the 4th Hussars. Churchill replied on his personal letterhead on 12 August 1957 "I am so much obliged to you for your thought in writing me a letter of condolence on the disappearance of my Regiment as a separate unit. It is indeed sad, and ill-advised. Thank you also very much for your offer to assist me with the non-public funds of the Regiment. I know that they will find this most helpful." Two months later, Churchill would inscribe this first edition, first printing copy of Volume III of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to Ball. The first British editions are regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. Unfortunately, while the British first editions were lovely, the books and dust jackets often did not age well. They commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting. Even collector grade first editions typically show some modest signs of age or use. This set would be notable for condition even without the author's inscription. The inscribed Volume III is a particularly stunning example - truly fine in a fine dust jacket. The author's inscription on the ffep is in excellent condition - unfaded with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. The red cloth binding is bright, clean, tight, and square with vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no visible wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and clean. The red-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color and extremely clean page edges. Searching for flaws, we find only three tiny spots to the text block fore edge. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, fading, or soiling. The remaining three volumes in the set are likewise truly fine examples. All three bindings are clean, tight, and square. The contents of all three are clean and bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color and clean page edges. The dust jackets are all unclipped, bright, complete, with no losses and only fractional wear at extremities. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Orlando Furioso

      Mondadori 1956 - Rilegatura artistica in mezza pelle con quattro nervature al dorso e impressioni in oro, piatti riccamente decorati con due immagini rappresentative su fronte e retro. Pezzo unico da collezione firmato sul retro del piatto dal Maestro Rilegatore Fusari Andrea. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moleskin Midas

      Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. 350 pp., last blank, foreword by author. Within the text there is a black and white map of "Ophir River Valley". Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a man whittling, with black & let writing on front panel and spine. Corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed and there is a 0.5 inch split at the left-hand side of the front panel bottom edge of the spine, and a ragged three-quarter inch tear at the top right-hand side of the rear panel/spine crease. Small chip at the top right-hand corner of the front panel. The top edge of the text block is very slightly spotted with foxing. Internally clean. No other damage to report.. A novel set in Western Australia during its early pioneering days. Novel of how one-man carved himself an empire out of the pristine Western Australian wilderness. Size: 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0231494. .

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

      Tokyo: Waseda University, 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.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com ]
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        Photograph of Will Henry by Arthur W. Knight

      Petaluma CA: Arthur Knight. (No date -- circa 1956). First. Large black and white vintage photograph of the author Will Henry, standing with hat in hand, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight -- Petaluma" on the rear. Fine. Exhibition stamp on the back of the board from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California. Inscribed by Will Henry to Arthur Knight on the artist board below the image: "Thanks, Art -- If only the man measured up to the image! Will Henry -- Clay Fisher." Henry apparently liked the photograph, as it appears (with Knight credited) on many of the dustjackets of his books from this date on. Knight took up photography as a teenager and had some success with literary subjects: his photos appear on more than 200 dustjackets. He later became involved in the beat and counterculture scene and with his wife Kit Knight edited and published numerous works. Henry (whose real name was Henry Allen) wrote many novels, mostly successful westerns, and his stories and books were made into over sixty films. A large and attractive vintage print of the image probably most associated with the author, inscribed to the photographer. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE HUMAN ANGLE

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. cloth.. Text block tanned, a fine copy in a very good white dust jacket with. red lettering on spine panel faded to dark pink, 10 mm closed tear at. bottom edge of front spine fold, and general dust soiling. Among the. most elusive of the Ballantine hardcovers. (#140052). First edition. Presentation copy with full-page inscription by Klass signed as Klass and "William Tenn" to a New York book editor "destined to be the Maxwell Perkins of science fiction" on the front free endpaper. The author's second book. Collects eight stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 369. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1579. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2065-69.

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        L'Espagne & ses gitans. Introduction et dessins en couleurs de Chimot.

      Paris: Imprimé par Pierre Gaudin, 1956 - Tiré à 300 exemplaires sur chiffon de Rives (n°140), in-folio; 81p., [10p. Tables, Note, Justification]; 12 dessins en couleurs d'Edouard Chimot, dont 11 à pleine page. En feuillets, couvertures rempliées, sous chemise et étui cartonnés de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Les voyages furent une source d'inspiration majeure pour Mérimée (1803-1870). Après un premier voyage en Espagne de juin à décembre 1830 il y retourna régulièrement. Un siècle plus tard, Chimot a retrouvé les gitans de Mérimée. A Grenade, Séville, Cordoue, Barcelone? "Gitans qui sont eux aussi en train de disparaître de l'Espagne en tant que race indépendante, vagabonde, insoumise, rebelle aux astreintes de la civilisation présente, n'ayant rien demandé et n'ayant rien reçu." Voici les dessins de Chimot en souvenir. Monod II, 8091. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Angry Red Planet

      Stafford and Co. Ltd, Nottingham and London [1956], 1956. An original and scarce UK quad for the 1959 sci-fi horror 'The Angry Red Planet', an 'Invasion of Mars' film concerning the first manned flight to and exploration of planet Mars. Folded, condition B (fresh, corners clipped). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener. The movie was made with a CineMagic technique which was applied for all of the scenes on the surface of Mars. This was an attempt to make the hand drawn animations appear as real as the live action footage; the rat-bat-spider-crab was particularly terrifying, and remains one of the most effective monsters of all time; it later appeared in the music video for Iron Maiden's anthemic single 'The Number of The Beast'. 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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        Madeline and the Bad Hat

      New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author "with many thanks Ludwig Bemelmans." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears. A very sharp copy, uncommon inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.

      Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956. 4to. Publisher's black cloth with dustjacket. 192 pp. Illustrated throughout with black & white photograps printed in impressive deep gravure by Roto-Sadag in Geneve. The 16-page caption booklet "There is only one New York" present. Binding skewed from reading but sound. The dustjacket preserved - with tears etc but in almost complete state. Inside clean. A good copy.. True first edition. Beautifully printed in gravure in France. Provenance: Keld Helmer-Petersen

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        Creature from the Black Lagoon

      UK: Dragon Books. London, Dragon Books, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy. The book has fading to the spine and offsetting to the endpapers, the supplied jacket is complete with a bit of nibbling to the lower edge, a 4mm closed tear to the top edge and an area of offsetting to the rear flap where a newspaper clipping had been. A lovely, bright copy overall. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1954.

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        I WANT TO PAINT MY BATHROOM BLUE

      New York:: Harper,, 1956. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK without personalization. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with mild cover edge wear in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with mild scuffs. 8vo.

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