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        Quiet Days in Clichy.

      Paris The Olympia Press 1956 - First edition, second state with matt photographs as opposed to glossy, stated 'First and original printing' on title-page, small 8vo., 171, [1] pp., with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso), by Brassaï, publisher's soft wraps with stiff self-wrappers designed by T. Tajiri and printed in black, grey and yellow, very slightly rubbed & creased, otherwise a near-fine copy. Shifreen & Jackson 100a; Kearney 20 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Au deuxième étage

      Du Dragon, 1956. In-4, en feuilles sous couverture illustrée, chemise et étui, 64 pp. 6 lithographies dont 5 hors-texte et la couverture en double page. Chemise fendillée et étui déf. sinon très bon exemplaire. Edition originale. Tiré à 126 exemplaires num. sur Vélin d'Arches signés par l'auteur et l'artiste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        Bibliothèque du docteur Lucien-Graux. Première partie. Éditions originales (de A à G) et livres illustrés modernes, envois et lettres autographes, très belles reliures mosaïquées § Deuxième partie. Choix de précieux livres et manuscrits anciens; reliures, autographes historiques et littéraires § Troisième partie. Éditions originales modernes (de H à Z), grands papiers, envois, lettres et manuscrits autographes, belles reliures § Quatrième partie. Précieux manuscrits autographes d'Arthur Rimbaud;

      Paris, Maurice Rheims, 1956-1958. Nine parts in one volume (27.5 cm), I (13-14 December 1956): [78] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-280. Errata sheet loosely inserted. II (26 January 1957): [80] pp., colour frontispiece, 9 plates, [2] leaves (facsimile accompanying lot 74), text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-132. Errata sheet loosely inserted. III (20-21 March 1957): [94] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-285. IV (4 June 1957): [108] pp., frontispiece, 7 plates, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-137. V (12-13 December 1957): [74] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-284. VI (20-21 March 1958): [84] pp. Lots numbered 1-311. VII (18 June 1958): [72] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-188. VIII (11-12 December 1958): [104] pp. Lots numbered 1-380. IX (26 June 1959): [62] pp. Lots numbered 1-344. Morocco-backed boards, a collector's binding (original wrappers bound in). - Rare complete set of sale catalogues of Lucien Graux's library. Lucien Graux was majority stockholder in a firm manufacturing one of France's most popular proprietary medicines and thus had the means to amass an important collection of autographs, manuscripts, and printed books. He was deported to Germany in the latter part of the War and died at Dachau on 10 October 1944. Lucien Graux's chief interests as a collector were French 19th and 20th century literature and historical autographs; however, the sale on 26 January 1957 includes a number of interesting bindings, some from the Whitney Hoff and Rahir sales. H. Colas, "La Bibliothèque du docteur Lucien Graux" in Le Bibliophile, volume 3 (1933), pp.229-244. Blogie II, 362-366, 368. ¶ Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        Advise and Consent

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket, correct with price listed as $5.75 below a higher price blacked out. Heavy bump jacket and book at top of spine. The dust jacket shows internal tape repairs at corners and spine ends, light soiling and light edge wear. Stated first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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        Konkret Konst

      Inbunden bok. Rabén & Sjögren. 1956. 181 s. Inbunden. 28x20cm. 1050 gram. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag finns i hyfsat skick. Nr 85 av 150 numrerade exemplar i skinnband lite skada i pärmens nedkant. Följer fyra orginalserigrafiere signerade. Olle Baertling, Olle Bonniér, Karl-Axel Pehrson och Vilh. Bjerke Petersen.

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        The Hundred and one Dalmations

      Heinemann 1956 - First edition first impression from 1956 in VG+ condition, no internal markings, pages clean, binding firm, the jacket has some wear and minor chipping to extremities and corner folds, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

      Cape: London, 1956. Black boards, spine lettered in silver, diamond pattern in blind and silver cut diamond on front cover. Page edges a bit yellowed with two small light foxing spots to fore edges; else fine, no owner names, corners sharp. First issue dust jacket has flap corners clipped by publisher, but 12s6d price well away from the cliip; two inch column of ink digits to inner margin of rear flap; very shallow chip (2 mm deep) across head of spine; a few nicks to panels; very small rubbed chips to outer corners, spine corners, with light rubbing to spine ends; short slightly rubbed splits to bottom spine folds; white spine lettering a little yellowed and pink word a bit faded, as usual; in all, VG, attractive, front panel bright. Art by Pat Marriott. The fourth James Bond, scarce in first edition. Binding: Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Time For A Tiger

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. 214 p. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. A bit of a mustiness, 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 collectible copy of the Clockwork Orange author's first novel, set in British Malaysia.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Brooklyn Dodgers Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers signed by Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Dale Mitchell, and five others in ink. The silver gelatin print measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by these baseball legends. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. In 1956 the Dodgers won the National League title, but lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXV LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1956. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

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        My Family and other Animals [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis,, 1956. 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        My Family and other Animals. [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis, 1956 - 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Family and Other Animals

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1956. A near fine book with one neat name to the head of the endpaper (small light thin stain to the front endpaper), in a near fine unclipped wrapper, with some light rubbing to the corners - a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition.. Near fine in a fine, third impression unclipped jacket. Previous owner name and date (May, 1956, the date of publication) on front end paper. Text block somewhat dusty, a faint splash on the outer edge. The stunning third impression jacket has a tiny closed tear at the gutter at the bottom of the spine, and very slightly toned rear panel. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        La Chapelle Saint-Pierre de Villefranche-sur-Mer. Dix Lithographies Originales de Jean Cocteau

      Portfolio of 10 colored lithographs, consisting of the following: 5 double-page lithos depicting sketches for the artist's frescoes at La Chapelle Saint-Pierre, each ca. 25 3/4" x 20 1/8", and 5 single-page examples, each ca. 12 7/8" x 20 1/8", including the front and rear wrpps., a frontispiece, an image titled "Le Coq de Pierre," and a self-portrait, all executed in 1956-57, signed and dated in the plates, together with table of contents, a 3 pp. introduction to the project by the artist and an additional 3 pp. poetic text recounting stories of St. Peter from the New Testament for the triptych "pour le Noël des pecheurs". Printed on Velin with deckled edges. Large folio. Contents loose as issued, lithographed wrpps. with protective glassine, all housed in publisher's orig. boards slipcase. Paris (Mourlot) 1958. Signed by the artist on title page, from the edition of 175 copies. In 1950, Cocteau proposed a series of frescoes and stained glass windows for a small 14th-century fisherman's chapel in the seaside village of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur. The murals, depicting scenes from the life of St. Peter, were finally realized in 1957, and are a characteristic combination of brilliantly colored, swooping modern forms alongside religious tableaux (incl. a jazz guitarist serenading the Virgin Mary). The present lithographic suite produced in conjunction with the chapel paintings is quite scarce. As of November 2017, OCLC locates only two North American institutional holdings.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        The Antiquity of Iraq, A Handbook of Assyriology

      Copenhagen, Denmark: Ejnar Munksgaard, Ltd., 1956. NOT ex-library. Translated from Danish into English. Also with Sumerian and Akkadian transliterations. Printed and bound in Denmark by Bianco-Luno A-S. Brick red buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 10 x 7 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with the upper and lower corners of the front board moderately bumped. An exceptionally clean binding with very minor soiling. The text block is firmly bound in. With xv and 814 numbered pages, and with footnotes and annotations. Also with two fold-out maps and two fold-out prehistoric schematic synopses, all pristine. Faint pencil erasure marks to the upper corner of the front FEP, trivial. Else an exceptionally clean interior. Appears very gently read. A Very Good copy, rare in any condition. A monumental work of scholarship.. Presumed First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        ac. Revue internationale d´amiante-ciment. Internationale Asbestzement-Revue. International asbestos-cement review. Deutschsprachige Ausgabe. Nr. 1 - 72 (1. Heft, 1. Jg. - 4. Heft, 18. Jahrgang). [67 Hefte (von 72) in 9 Sammelordnern].

      Zürich, Hans Girsberger (später Karl Krämer), 1956 - 1973 Quer-Gr.8°, je Nr. ca. 40 - 60 S. (zus. ca. 3800 S.), zahlr. Abb., Pläne, Brosch. Hefte in kart. Verlags-Sammelordnern, Es fehlen die Nummern 35, 40, 55, 63 und 64. Etw. gebräunt, tlw. unfrisch u. angestaubt, einige Ordner etw. bestossen, einige Rücken fleckig, 2 Rückenkanten (an-)geplatzt; gesamthaft gutes Ex. 18 Jahrgänge der (bis 1980 erschienenen und dann unter dem Titel «Faserzement-Revue» fortgesetzten) Vierteljahresschrift: «[Deren] Zweck [...] soll es sein. auf die Verwendung von Asbestzementprodukten in Hoch- und Tiefbau und - in beschränktem Masse - auf dem Gebiet der industriellen Formgebung hinzuweisen». - Mit unzähligen Beiträgen. u. a. von/zu Siegfried Giedion. Le Corbusier. Hans Curjel. Henry van de Velde. Albert Frey. Justus Dahinden. Willy Rotzler. Alfred Roth. Ernst Gisel. Kenzo Tange. Alvar Aalto. Albert Frey. Hans Leuzinger. Herbert Bayer. Richard Neutra u. v. a. Die Hefte jeweils themenbezogen. u. a. zu: Das Haus des Architekten; Technische Anwendungen von Asbestzement-Produkten; Schulen; Berlin und Interbau; Einfamilienhäuser; Industriebau; Hotels und Ferienhäuser; Landwirtschaft; Bauten der öffentlichen Dienste; Kirchen; Kollektives Wohnen; Krankenhäuser; Bauen in Entwicklungsländern u. v. a. m. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Allgemein Architektur - BauwesenNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

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        Brooklyn Dodgers Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers signed by Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Dale Mitchell, and five others in ink. The silver gelatin print measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by these baseball legends. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. In 1956 the Dodgers won the National League title, but lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

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        Rendering of a Proposed House for Jenny Benjamin.

      Berkeley, Calif., 1956.(). Pastel and pencil drawing. 20 x 30 inches. Framed. Inscribed and dated lower left and signed lower right. Literature: Maybeck, The Family Years by Jacomena Maybeck, p. 38. Provenance: Jacomena Maybeck. Exhibition: AIA Maybeck Exhibit, San Francisco, April-July 1982.

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        WOODCUTS BY MAX WEBER [SIGNED]

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. First edition; limited edition. Octavo, unpaginated. Hardcover without jacket as issued, in VG condition. Includes publisher issued slipcase, also in VG condition. Minimal bumping and shelf-wear to cloth-bound boards. Mild edge-wear to slipcase, including light abrasions to corners. Light smudge to verso of title page and very faint crease to front free end paper, otherwise no markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. This book is designated copy 78 out of 225 and signed by Max Weber on the limitations page. LR CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #11 Spine is beige textured cloth with dark brown text. Dupont.

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        Les racines du ciel

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 14x21cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 15 Hollande. Reliure en plein révorim noir et rouge, dos lisse, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Jean de Gonet. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 80 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only leading copies after 15 Holland paper. Binding in full black and red revorim, smooth back, guards and contreplats of black paper, covers and back preserved, binding signed by Jean de Gonet. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing with all issue points present as per Younger and Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear, mainly at corners and spine ends, light lean to spine, with toning at edges. Pages show moderate reading wear. The dust jacket shows fading to spine and edges, light creasing and edge wear and light soiling. A lovely first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.

      London Faber and Faber Limited 1956 - First English edition, 8vo., publisher's note tipped in, a few spots and off-setting from jacket to endpapers, otherwise a very clean text block, publisher's yellow cloth, spine lettered in crimson, dust-jacket printed in black and white with minimal rubbing to extremities, otherwise a near-fine copy of one of the most important plays of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LO SCRITTOIO DEL PRESIDENTE 1948-1955

      ITALIANO 0,93 Seconda serie delle opere di Luigi Einaudi; volume primo, rilegato in ottima tela beije con titoli solo al dorso. Sovraccoperta lievemente usurata ai bordi, con piccolo strappo al taglio superiore. Taglio di testa e concavo, bruniti. Pagine piacevolmente conservate con stampa chiara e nitida. Minime tracce di fioritura alla prima e all'ultima pagina. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        DI CONTRABBANDO

      DALL'OGLIO, 1956. ITALIANO 0,19 Brossura morbida in cartoncino. Dorso lievemente scurito, con minimi segni di usura alle etremità. Lievissimo ingiallimento ai margini delle pagine ed ai tagli regolari. Vaghi aloni di umettatura all'occhiello. Traduzione dall'inglese di C. V. Ludovici. Volume numero 16 della collana in esame. USATO

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        The Last Battle. A Story for Children.

      London: The Bodley Head, 1956 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. A little bumped to extremities, light fading to very bottom of spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight creasing to edges and a short closed tear to foot of rear panel. With black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes in the text. First edition, first impression, of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paper-Cuts of Weihsien, Hopei Province.

      [Beijing, Distributed by Guozi Shudian. 1956]. 22 mounted and hand-coloured paper-cuts, each protected with a glassine sheet, plates measuring 227 by 158 mm, together with 5-page booklet on Chinese paper-cuts in general and one with 3 pages detailing the paper-cuts from Weihsin (text in Chinese, English, French and German), all housed in the original publishers folder of patterned boards, cloth-covered edges, bone pegs and textile ties; overall in very good condition with the colours surprisingly fresh. Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China, and can be geographically divided into southern and northern styles, represented here by examples from Hebei Province.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        ideogramme. bok 1956-59. material 2 mit den beilagen. entwurf zu material 5 (kopenhagen 1956).

      (408) S. Durchgehend Abbildungen. OKarton mit Deckelbild. Eines von 900 Exemplaren (gesamt 1000) (gesammelte werke band 2). - Erste Ausgabe. GW 20.51. - Makelloses, neuwertiges Exemplar.

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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby A Umeni, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition. Signed by Josef Sudek. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Several faint spots to cloth, light toning to spine. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. Light creasing to edge of folded sheets at rear. Sudek took up photography after losing his right arm while fighting in World War I, and would later become be known as the "Poet of Prague.

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        DIANETICS 55!

      Silver Spring: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, 1956. Second edition. Very good condition in good dust jacket; Jacket is missing a small piece from the middle of the spine edge (see phote) and a bit from teh top of the spine.. 144 pages.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        Let Us Compare Mythologies

      Montreal: Published for McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. 79 pp. Original black cloth with silver lettering. One of approximately 400 copies. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the front free endpaper, warmly inscribed to his aunt Marion, dated June 1956. Laid in print-out of email correspondence of former owner with Cohen regarding this copy. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket, spine-sunned, lightly soiled and stained, faint impression on front panel from being used as a writing surface, chipped at extremities with a small closed tear extending into front panel. Occasional light foxing, a bit of offsetting to endpapers. The late singer-songwriter, writer, and poet's first published book, of poems written when he was 15-20 years old, inscribed to his mother's sister in the year of publication. A phenomenal copy of a legendary rarity.

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        Life and Human Habitat. Mensch und Wohnen.

      Stuttgart: Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch GMBH.,, 1956. Tall octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front cover blocked in grey, buff textured endpapers. With the dust jacket. Text in English and German. Black and white sketches and photographic reproductions throughout. Slight bumps to spine ends, an excellent copy in the jacket with slight chipping to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Austrian born architect on the front free endpaper, "To R. Thomas Davidson, for a bright future in a wonderful, loveable profession, practised amongst a creative group of friends and collaborators, most cordially, Richard Neutra, '59." The recipient was a chemist at Miami University, Ohio, where Neutra spoke at the Symposium on Artists in a Creative Society on "The Artist in American Society Today". A richly illustrated book, uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tübke, Werner. - Feierliche Gesellschaft.

      - Zeichnung / Federzeichnung, in schwarzer Tusche, auf weißem Büttenpapier, 1956. Von Werner Tübke. 15,3 x 19,3 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 17,5 x 21,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten mit Feder signiert und datiert: "Tübke 1956". Jahreszahl wohl von fremder Hand in Bleistift korrigiert. - Papier kaum merklich fleckig. Insgesamt aber guter Zustand. Werner Tübke (1929 Schönebeck/Elbe - 2004 Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker, neben Bernhard Heisig und Wolfgang Mattheuer einer der bedeutendsten Künstler in der DDR, Vertreter der ersten Generation der Leipziger Schule. 1935-45 privater Zeichenunterricht bei Karl Friedrich in Magdeburg. Studierte 1948/49 Malerei an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (HGB), 1950-52 Kunsterziehung und Psychologie an der Universität Greifswald. 1955-57 Assistent an der HGB. 1961/62 Studienaufenthalt in der Sowjetunion. Ab 1962 Oberassistent, ab 1964 Dozent an der HGB, 1972 Professor und 1973-76 Rektor. 1971 erste Italienreise. 1976-87 Arbeit am Panoramagemälde zum Deutschen Bauernkrieg in Bad Frankenhausen in Thüringen. 1977 documenta in Kassel. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Calder Hall. The Opening of Britain's First Atomic Power Station By Her Majesty The Queen, 17 October 1956. London, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

      1956 - First Edition. 8vo, [4]pp, original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Querner, Curt. - "Schweineschädel".

      - Zeichnung / Kohlezeichnung, partiell in Gouache gehöht, auf Karton, 1956. Von Curt Querner. 31,5 x 49,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Dittrich C 310. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. - Papier altersbedingt leicht gedunkelt. Wenige Arbeits- und Lagerspuren. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Im Passepartout montiert. Gerahmt. Curt Querner (1904 Börnchen bei Freital - 1976 Kreischa). Deutscher Maler. Bedeutender Vertreter des Spätexpressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Nach einer Schlosserlehre Arbeit als Fabrikschlosser. 1926-30 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. Mitglied der Künstlergruppe Asso. 1933 erstmalige Ausstellung in der Kunsthandlung Kuehl in Dresden. Freundschaft mit dem Freitaler Maler Hellmuth Heinz. 1971 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis. 1972 Nationalpreis der DDR. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Industry Map of Oakland - Richmond, Alameda - Contra Costa County, CA.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1956, rev. 1958.(). Blueline print, 30 inches x 112 inches. Pencilled note indicates "Richmond Switching Zones & Limits have been zoned as of Oct. 13, 1960 on another industry map within file." From First Street and Linden Street to Giant and Sobrante station points. With Index to Industry listing approx 700 industries, indexed alphabetically and by number to map location. Scale 1 inch = 1000 feet.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        In the Winter of Cities

      New York: New Directions, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. One of a limited 100 copies, signed by Tennesse Williams. Publisher's white vellum boards with gilt titles on spine, in original matching numbered slipcase. Very Good with light toning to spine and light soiling to vellum. Slipcase is toned and lightly soiled, with a split along the top rear joint.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        KRABICE ZIVÝCH

      Praha (Prague) : Státni Nakl. Krásné Literatury, Hudby A Umeni(1956). 1st Edition: Original Boards with Original Dust Jacket. 8vo. 437 pages ; 21 cm. In the original Czech, later issued in English as "A Box of Lives. " This is a beautiful copy of the scarce first edition with the original illustrated dust jacket. "Norbert Frýd (born Norbert Fried) (1913 - 1976) was a Czech writer, journalist and diplomat. He is known mainly for his autobiographical novel Krabice živých (A Box of Lives, 1956) , in which he describes his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. During World War II, he was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Dachau-Kaufering concentration camps... The plot is set in the last months of 1944, in the fictional concentration camp of Gigling. The main character, the young intellectual Zdenek Roubík, is an assistant in the camp office. One of his jobs is to maintain the card index of the inmates, hence the title of the novel, 'A Box of Lives. ' In the camp, Roubík gradually manages to overcome the apathy and depression caused by the death of his brother and he becomes more actively involved in camp life. The author attempts to depict everyday life, social interactions and relationships in the camp, and the work and hardships of the inmates. The description of the SS guards in the camp is a focus of particular attention...The novel was acclaimed by contemporary critics, and republished in numerous editions and translations. " (Wikipedia, 2017) Frýd's successful novel was published twice in Czech in 1956, with this 1st edition being much rarer than the stated 2nd edition. OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide (Emory, Wisconsin, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Univ Of Basel) , and none in New York City or in the North East United States. Slight toning. And minor edgewear to dust jacket but overall both book and jacket are in very good condition. Attractive, rare, and important. (holo2-135-48)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Saul Bellow Signed Novel Contracts.

      Viking Press 1956-1968, New York - Saul Bellow's retained copies of the original contracts with Viking Press for his novels Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, and short story collection Mosby's Memoirs. Each contract is four pages, signed at the conclusion by Bellow. The first contract dated April 4, 1956 obligates Bellow to "three untitled novels in 1956, 1957, and 1958" to which Bellow has added a note indicating that one of these will be Henderson the Rain King. The second, dated August 27, 1964 confirms Bellow's delivery of the finished work Herzog. The third, dated January 22, 1968 confirms Bellow's delivery of "a volume of short stories entitled Stories consisting of approximately 60,000 words" to which bellow has added "Mosby's Memoirs" in his hand. In fine condition. Rare and desirable. Best known for his novels The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, and Herzog, Canadian American writer Saul Bellow's accolades include the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pulitzer Prize, and National Medal of Arts. The Sunday Times praised these achievements when it revered "Bellow's oeuvre [as] both timeless and ruthlessly contemporary." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Quare Fellow. A Comedy-Drama.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1956 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, light soiling to rear cover, a very good copy in the jacket with small closed tears to head of spine and rear panel, creasing to edges and spine, light mark to bottom edge of rear panel. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Eamonn, from Brendan, 1st Aibreán [April] 1957". This is the author's first book and his key play, and is uncommon inscribed. It is also the origin of the song "The Auld Triangle", now a staple of Irish music, though it is not commonly known that it was composed by Behan for the play. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SHIPS OF THE PAST

      Unique, ca 1956-1970 Collection of over 70 objects, mostly postcards in a 1960s era photo album, related to famous ocean liners and other ships many of which met their end in tragedy. Postcards of ships ranging from the USS Maine, to RMS Titanic and Lusitania as well as coastal, riverine and lake steamers, and shipboard-cancelled envelopes. Included is a full-page magazine ad for the Andrea Doria and a copy of Life Magazine from 1956b featuring the tragedy of the Andrea Doria. 12.5" x 12.75", 10 album pages plus magazine. Condition is Good +, most of the postcards being in plastic sleeves rather than glued in to the album. Room 429. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 204 pp. Edited by G. H. von Wright, Rush Rhees, and G. E. M. Anscombe. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe (original German text on the versos, English translation on the rectos). Price of 37s 6d. on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first edition. A presentable copy of the second of Wittgenstein's posthumous works to be published (following Philosophical Investigations), an important work by one of the most brilliant and influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Very Good book with some light wear to the edges of the boards and a few traces of foxing and age toning to the textblock in a Very Good dust jacket with a closed tear to the top of the front panel, age darkening to the spine panel, and a bit of scattered foxing.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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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 in gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. A very good set, vol. I with faint tape residue to free endpapers, in the jackets with slightly toned spines, a couple of short closed tears, extremities rubbed and a little creased, tape reinforcement to verso of two vols, vol. IV price-clipped. First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement 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" between Britain and the United States. 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 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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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U.

      Bari, 14. XII. 1956. - Qu.-Kl.-8°. 1 p. Doppelblatt. Rota nennt vier von ihm komponierte Opernwerke. - Rota schrieb die Filmmusiken für die Filme von Fellini und für Coppolas „Der Pate". - Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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