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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. VOL. IX, N° 35/36. - Dernières œuvres de Matisse 1950-1954.

      Paris: Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1956. 35 x 27 cm. Mit 40 Farblithographien von Matisse nach Collagen und zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen. 182 SS., 3 Bll. Orig.-Pappband. *Ces oeuvres reproduites en lithographie en couleurs ont ete realisees par l\'artiste, en papiers gouaches. - In overall fine and fresh condition. / Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Literary fragments in the hieratic script

      Griffith Institute, Oxford 1956 - Rare. Griffith Institute, Oxford, 1956. First edition. Folio, xi & 71 pages, 30 plates. Original brown cloth. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Confessions of "The Old Wizard" - The Autobiography of Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. xx, [2], 484 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "I was forty-six years old in 1923 when the Government offered me the post of Commissioner for National Currency, followed shortly by that of President of the Reichsbank, an appointment bestowed upon me by President Ebert. I accepted the appointment, and stabilized the mark." - from xi. William Shirer described Schact as "The only brilliant and, next to Hitler, the most interesting Nazi." Schact, sometimes referred to as 'Hitler's Banker', was acquitted of war crimes at Nuremberg. Moderate wear to orange cloth-covered boards. Binding intact. Professor's inkstamp inside front board. Considerable ink underlining and marginalia on pages 315-321. Bit of writing inside back board. Includes faux dust jacket. A sound copy. Bibliographic References: Laska 344. Madden pp 609.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        Vacances forcées.

      - Vialetay. 1956. 1 volume in-4, en feuilles, sous chemise très légèrement frottée et étui. Edition originale. Illustrations en couleurs de Raoul DUFY. 1 des 141 exemplaires sur pur chiffon de rives contresigné par Roland Dorgelès, Jacques Beltrand et l'éditeur. Monod, 3865. Livres [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        Saggio sulla natura

      Valentino Bompiani e c, 1956. ITALIANO 0,39 Volume numero 27 della collana "Idee nuove". Traduzione di Francesco Tatò. Introduzione di Enzo Paci. Brossura editoriale illustrata ingiallita con fioritura così come pagine e carte. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34. Chagall Bible.

      Paris, Revue Verve, 1956. - circa 36,3 x 26,8 cm. with 16 original lithographs in colour and 12 in black and white + 105 further plates Illustrated original hardcover Complete with all plates, cover also designed by Chagall. - Original Verve edition with French text. "- Fine and crisp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life is good & good for you in New York

      Feltrinelli, 1956. Allegato opuscolo editoriale di 16 pagine con indicati i luoghi delle fotografie Firma di appartenenza

      [Bookseller: Prometeo Libri]
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        Oda a la tipografía

      Nascimiento editorial, Santiago de Chile 1956 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN. FIRST EDITION. Ejemplar fabricado en papel Alfa Loeber númerado con el 713 MUY BUEN ejemplar. 51pp + colofón. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photojournalism][Six-Day War][Iron Curtain] Photo Album Compiled by American Journalist Depicting Soviet Europe and the Six Day War.

      1956-1967, Eastern Europe And Israel 1956 - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 9¾" x 13". Steel spiral-bound artist's sketchbook. 48 leaves with 99 black and white and 63 color photographs inserted into corner mounts. Photos measure from 2¾" x 4" to 5" x 7" and some are captioned either on the page or on photo verso. Album good: cover and several leaves detached, photos generally very good plus to near fine with several overexposed; lacking ten photos. A collection of photographs by a journalist with an eye for composition and a nose for action. Russ Braley was a reporter for over 40 years, and these photos were taken while he was the Germany correspondent for the New York Daily News. The album starts with four photos of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, all showing armed men during a respite in fighting. Braley also shows Hungary in other years with shots of the secret police, huge crowds at political rallies, street scenes, and a couple of Nikita Khruschev amidst adoring throngsThere are some pictures of Moscow in 1960 that include the subway and the Kremlin. Several show the Berlin Wall in 1962 and 1964 while others in East Berlin include street scenes and people dancing. Braley depicts Romania in 1966 with women planting flower beds in Bucharest, street scenes, and an excellent image of a woman swinging a pickaxe alongside men working on a railroad. About half the album is devoted to Israel starting with Eilat in May, 1967. More than one photo here has captions regarding "Beatniks" living in shanties on Eilat Beach before the war. Others show the inside of a restaurant, the desalinization plant, and some street scenes. At least 47 photos depict the Six-Day War. Braley joined another journalist, Shelby Scates, mid-war, going through the West Bank in a rented Ford given to Scates by Bill Mauldin. Scates recounts their time together in his War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir (University of Washington Press: 2015). They watched the invasion of Syria from the Kfar Blum kibbutz, ultimately getting caught in the crossfire: "Three grim looking farmers greeted us under the struggling shade trees at Kefar Blum. The other members of this commune were tucked away in bunkers. The first sounds, like an orchestra warming, were screams from three Israeli Mysteres, slashing down with bombs for Tel Azaziat, the Syrian fortification a few hundred feet above and several kilometers away from Kefar Blum. The Israeli column reached halfway to Tel Azaziat before the first Syria shells came down on or toward Kefar Blum. I dove for the slit trench. Braley and Austrian landed on top of me. The hour that followed was an unblended symphony of incoming shells—heavy artillery, light artillery, and mortars. They seemed to fall all about us, reaching for the nearby road and the Jordan River bridge apparently . . . Braley, veteran of our Pacific War, said, 'I never went through anything like this in the Philippines.' We jumped from the trench and ran toward the German Ford . . . I floorboarded the Ford, so we bounced over the shellpocked byroad, then sped over the highway to Tiberias. "Images of the war show soldiers and a destroyed plane at Rafah, destruction at Tel Katzir, and men in trenches at Kfar Blum. Others show Israeli military vehicles on the way to Kfar Blum, helicopters in flight, and soldiers celebrating in Syria. There are also photos of the dead and wounded, prisoners in Syria, and Jordanian refugees at the Allenby bridge. An astounding mix of well composed imagery documenting war, culture and daily life in hotbeds of social and military conflict. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the I

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        Buffalo Wagons

      Ballantine Books, New York 1956 - 156 Pp. Tan Cloth Stamped In Brown. First Printing. The Publisher's Personal Book, With "Production Dept-" Hand Written In Pencil On Front Endpaper Mostly Under Front Flap. Never Sold Or Circulated, Direct From The Publisher's Library. Book Is Fine. Dj Bright And Clean, Not Price Clipped [$2.75] With A Touch Of Wear Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine And At Tips. Eight Kelton Novels, Buffalo Wagons, The Day The Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, Eyes Of The Hawk, Slaughter, The Far Canyon, Many A River And The Way Of The Coyote, Have Won Spur Awards From The Western Writers Of America.Three Others, City: The Time It Never Rained, The Good Old Boys And The Man Who Rode Midnight, Have Received Western Heritage Awards From The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Good Old Boys Was Made Into A Turner Network Television Film, Also Named The Good Old Boys (1995) Starring Tommy Lee Jones. In 1977, Kelton Received An Owen Wister Award For Lifetime Achievement (Named For Owen Wister, The Author Of The Virginian). In April 1997, The Texas State Legislature Proclaimed "Elmer Kelton Day". In 1998, He Received The First Lone Star Award For Lifetime Achievement From The Larry Mcmurtry Center For Arts And Humanities At Midwestern State University In Wichita Falls, Texas. A Very Scarce Ballantine Hardcover, No Copy Located In Worldcat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        A Christmas Memory

      First edition. Thin octavo. Original gilt stamped green cloth, marbled endpapers, top edge stained red. Fine. Clear acetate dust jacket. Enclosed in the original publisher's red board slipcase with a large pictorial label. Publisher's label on spine of slipcase has copy number 562. No other signatures or bookplates. Number 149 of 600 numbered copies, signed by Capote on limitation page.

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        Nella notte buia

      In-8° (238x173mm), pp. 56 nn., cartonatura editoriale nera con titolo e illustrazione in blu. Interamente illustrato da Munari su carte di diversi colori con l'intento di saggiare "le possibilità comunicative dei diversi tipi di carta", con fustellature e strappi. Perfetto esemplare. Prima edizione, senza menzione di edizione al colophon. "Questo libro è nato dall'esperienza dei "libri illeggibili": libri senza parole ma con immagini astratte che si trasformano voltando le pagine "come tanti fotogrammi di film" (...) La realizzazione di questo volume è dovuta a Giuseppe Muggiani tipografo-editore di Milano che, con amorevole cura, ha seguito personalmente il lavoro nei minimi particolari. Questo libro è stato stampato nella sua officina grafica... con rotativa a mano, su carte cercate per lungo tempo e trovate per puro caso" (dalla presentazione). Scriverà nel 1981 lo stesso Munari in "Da cosa nasce cosa" ripercorrendo questo suo volume di un quarto di secolo prima, che era stato rifiutato da vari editori in quanto privo di testo: "Questo libro era costruito con un sedicesimo di carta nera con illustrazioni in blu (che era la notte), un capitolo di carta semitrasparente con ciuffi d'erba stampati in verde e insetti vari che, nascosti nell'erba, apparivano voltando pagina; e alla fine un capitolo (sempre di sedici pagine) di carta da pacchi di recupero,, grigio-beige, piena di impurità (che era la terra) con una grotta fustellata e immagini stampate in nero". E in altra sede: "Verso gli anni Cinquanta facevo delle ricerche sulla possibilità di comunicazione visiva della tecnologia editoriale. (...) Realizzavo libri fatti solo di carte diverse di materia e di colore, un sedicesimo di carta patinata seguito da un sedicesimo di carta da pacchi e poi carta nera con due pagine rosse. Che cosa comunica ? Oppure pagine tutte dello stesso colore ma con buchi, tagli, fustellature; poter voltare solo mezza pagina. Da questa sperimentazione nacque anche un libro per bambini intitolato "Nella notte buia", dove si vede, (non si racconta a parole, si vede) una storia di gatti che vanno per i tetti, stampati in blu su carta nera. (...) Fatto il menabò ne ero entusiasta. Chi potrà apprezzare questo nuovo tipo di libro se non un editore nuovo ? Andai subito a proporlo a Bompiani il quale, con la sua gentilezza proverbiale, guardandomi come si guarda un bambino, mi disse: Bellissimo ! Divertente ! proprio molto originale, ma... dov'è il testo? Questo non è un libro. Questo libro è stato stampato poi da un amico tipografo, nel 1956. Oggi è introvabile. Alcuni esemplari sono nei musei d'arte moderna di vari paesi" (Bruno Munari, in Accame, Valentino Bompiani. Idee per la cultura, 1989, p. 66). Maffei, Munari. I libri, p. 90. Italiano

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        A. Publicación de Arte. N. 1

      Buenos Aires, Nueva Visiom 1956 - N. 1, agosto de 1956 Grabados originales de , Fernandez-Muro, Y Sara Grilo (firmado y números 23/100), dibujos de Hlito, textos de Gustavo Aguirre, Hlito, Alfredo Hlito, Fernandez-Muro, Edgar Baley. Noticia sobre la muerte de Willi Baumeister. Este ejemplar pertenece a la tirada especial de 100 ejemplares firmados y numerados [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE HOBBIT, 8th Impression with original dustjacket

      Allen & Unwin 1956 - Allen & Unwin, 1956. Eighth Impression with original dustjacket. Condition: Book is in very good condition, dustjacket is in good/fair condition with chipping and wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Max Bill: Verzeichnis mit 111 Abbildungen von Arbeiten, die meist zwischen 1931 und 1956 entstanden sind und die in ähnlicher Zusammenstellung 1951 im Museu de Arte in Sao Paulo, Brasilien, gezeigt wurden.

      Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (Auslieferung), Ulm 1956 - Kleiner aber umfassender Katalog zu einer retrospektiven Wanderausstellung in Deutschland der Arbeiten von Max Bill von den Anfängen seiner Arbeit bis zum Erscheinungsjahr der Ausgabe. (1956) Dieses Unikat aus dem Nachlass des Produkdesigners Dieter Witte (1937 - 2008). Witte gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Gestalter für Leuchten und Lampen im 20. Jahrhundert. Auf dem Innentitel mit der handschriftlichen Widmung vom Max Bill "für dieter witte - max bill" Auf dem hinteren Umschlag innen von Dieter Witte signiert und datiert. Neben der Signatur von Max Bill hinterließ Witte in Bleistift Anmerkungen, u.a. "sehr offener Charakter" (mit Pfeil Richtung Signatur). Enthält Einleitung und Texte "[form, funktion, schönheit]=[gestalt]" und "kalendertext". Beiträge von Will Grohmann und Ernesto N. Rogers. Verzeichnis mit 111 Abbildungen, Bücher u. Texte, biografische Daten und Verz. von Publikationen über Bill. O.-Karton mit Deckeltitel. 75 S. mit 117 Abb. 10,5 x 15 cm. Texte auf Maschinebütten, Tafeln auf Fotodruckpapier. Rückenkanten etwas berieben, Einband minimal randgebräunt. Hinterer Deckel mit kleinem Braunfleck. Sonst gut. Beigegeben: Ausstellungseinladung "max bill" galerie suzanne bollag 24. juli - 15. september 1964" zürich. 8-seitiges Faltheft 10,5 x 15 cm mit 2 farbigen und 15 SW- Abbildungen. Mit handschriftlichen Vermerken in Bleistift von Dieter Witte "Von M.B. beim 1. Mal (FFM .).geschenkt bekommen. (Der Kopierschutz auf den Abbildungen nicht auf dem Original ;-) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Earth vs. The Flying Saucers.

      Printed by 'La Palette', Brussells. [1956] - A scarce original Belgian mid-size / window card style poster for the 1956 sci-fi movie 'L'Invasion Des Soucoupes Volantes' from Columbia Pictures, directed by Fred F. Sears, and with groundbreaking flying saucer effects created by Ray Harryhausen. Folded once (almost always issued folded!), condition A. 14x 22 inches approx. One of the best of the alien invasion films of the 50s, and a box office hit. This was Oscar-winning animator Rah Harryhausen's second film in partnership with producer Charles H. Schneer, following 'It Came from Beneath the Sea' (1955). His other major films include Mighty Joe Young (1949), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years B.C. (1966), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) and Clash of the Titans (1981). Note on Format; Belgian posters come in three primary sizes, with the 14x22 being the mid-size style. Similar to a US window card, but printed on thinner paper (and therefore fragile). A popular format with collectors.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Angry Red Planet.

      Stafford and Co. Ltd, Nottingham and London [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. 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'.

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        Faschingsball Cave 54 Filmclub. Unter den Dächern von Heidelberg.

      Heidelberg: Heidelberger Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, 1956.(). Lithographic poster measuring 97 x 66 cm. (38 x 26 inches). Mounted on canvas.

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        Saul Bellow Signed Novel Contracts.

      New York: Viking Press, 1956-1968. 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."

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        The Old Man's Road

      Voyages, New York 1956 - 8vo. [24] pp. Original light-grey printed wrappers. Slightest toning to edges of wrappers and front endleaves, soft paperclip impression on front wrapper, generally a fine copy. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 24 of 50 copies signed by Auden. Bloomfield & Mendelson A36. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York, (1956). Near fine, small stain at outside edge that is noticeable when book is closed. First Edition 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, [104] pages, cloth, Dust Jacket (closed tear on front cover, slight soiling to front and rear cover), Inscribed by Merle Armitage and Brett Weston on dedication page in pen and dated 1958, The first major monograph on Brett Weston written and designed by his long time friend Merle Armitage. Armitage met Brett Weston in the early 1920s when he became close friends with Edward Weston while both were residents of Los Angeles. At the end of his introduction, Armitage reprints a review he wrote of a Brett Weston exhibition held Jake Zeitlin's Los Angeles bookstore in 1930. In a fitting tribute to the photographer, this review prefaces a suite of beautiful reproductions from photographs produced by Weston after twenty-six years of work.

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        Lee Oswald

      , [1956]. [1956]. Offered is one piece of the 19 remaining pieces from Lee Harvey Oswald’s electric football game.Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, testified before the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., on the morning of February 12, 1964. Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Representative Hale Boggs and Representative Gerald R. Ford, members. Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; and John F. Doyle, attorney for Mrs. Marguerite Oswald.Excerpt from Mrs. Oswald’s testimony: ““Lee was a very quiet and studious boy. None of my children gave me any trouble, thank God. We have no police record, sir, or anything like that. And the children were always more or less home. And particularly Lee. Lee would go to the movies, and things like that. He was a normal boy. But when he was home, he was most happy. And I am of this disposition. He could keep himself occupied - - reading and when he watched a football game on television, he would have the score pad, and things of that sort. And so he was quite happy in his own way ... While Lee was working for Tujague & Co. he started to have a bank account, and it was in a Homestead. I do not know the name, but it was on Canal Street, 900 or 100 block of Canal Street, because it was even with Exchange Place. And he started to save his money ... Are we in 1955 in New Orleans? Yes. No, 1956 this would be. January, 1956--Lee took his money out of the Homestead, which was approximately $150, or something like that. And Lee Harvey Oswald bought an electric football machine cost approximately $10. He bought a bow and arrow set--maybe about $6 or $7. And he bought a gun.”Accompanied by a signed statement of Robert L. Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald: “To Whom It May Concern: My brother Lee was born in New Orleans in 1939. Lee and my mother moved back to New Orleans from New York City in January 1954 when Lee was 14. It was while he was living in New Orleans that Lee bought an electric football game. When I was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1955, I settled in Fort Worth, Texas. In the Summer of 1956, Mother and Lee moved from New Orleans to Ft. Worth where we shared an apartment. Over the years, a few football player pieces were lost. I now transfer ownership of the remaining 19 football player pieces bought by and belonging to Lee to John Reznikoff of University Archives in Westport, Connecticut.”

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        "Lina" in The Cornhill, Autumn 1956 [The Author's Copy]

      London: John Murray. 1956. Matthiessen's own copy, in which he has edited his story contribution. Covers darkened and creased, with small stains; a good copy in wrappers. As far as we can tell, this story was never reprinted so this author's copy is the only one to show these edits. Softcover. Good.

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        Lina" in The Cornhill, Autumn 1956 [The Author's Copy]

      John Murray, London 1956 - Matthiessen's own copy, in which he has edited his story contribution. Covers darkened and creased, with small stains; a good copy in wrappers. As far as we can tell, this story was never reprinted so this author's copy is the only one to show these edits. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Black Beauty.

      London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1956 - Octavo (204 x 141 mm). Contemporary red crushed half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt motifs of horses to compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Light foxing to edges and contents. An excellent copy. With 24 colour plates by Lionel Edwards. An attractively bound and illustrated copy of Sewell's classic, which was first published in 1877. Lionel Edwards (1878–1966) was an artist who specialised in painting horses, and his illustrations provide a fine accompaniment to the text.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956–8 - 4 volumes, octavo (235 × 150 mm). Late 20th-century red crushed half morocco, red cloth sides, gilt panelled spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Spines uniformly sunned, a little spotting to edges. An excellent set, attractively bound. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. 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. Cohen A267.1(I) - (IV); Woods A138(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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 Dalmatians.

      London William Heinemann 1956 - First edition, 8vo., Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone, modern full black morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with abstract design of Dalmatian puppies on the front cover, Japanese endpapers and all edges silvered, a stunning copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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      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.

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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.

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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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        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.

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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. .

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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.

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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York (1956) - 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, [104] pages, cloth, Dust Jacket (small chips at top edge, light soiling to front and rear cover), Signed by Brett Weston in pen on the page acknowleging the assistance of the Guggenheim Foundation, The first major monograph on Brett Weston written and designed by his long time friend Merle Armitage. Armitage met Brett Weston in the early 1920s when he became close friends with Edward Weston while both were residents of Los Angeles. At the end of his introduction, Armitage reprints a review he wrote of a Brett Weston exhibition held Jake Zeitlin's Los Angeles bookstore in 1930. In a fitting tribute to the photographer, this review prefaces a suite of beautiful reproductions from photographs produced by Weston after twenty-six years of work. First Edition edition. Near fine, light stains at outer edge. Near fine, light stains at outer edge [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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