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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and diamond design to upper board in silver, diamond pattern to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, small bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper, dust jacket lightly rubbed to corners, price clipped. First edition, first impression. The fourth James Bond novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memorandum on the Radio Telecommunication Scheme on the Occasion of the Project Inauguration by His Majesty the King.

      Mecca, Ministry of Communications, 1956. - Large 4to (255 x 303 mm). (36) pp. With 6 mounted colour prints after watercolour drawings and numerous black-and-white illustrations. Original giltstamped green cloth. Exceedingly rare "memorandum", printed in Arabic and English throughout, documenting the telecommunication network scheme that was to modernize wireless telecommunication in Saudi Arabia, based on equipment manufactured and installed by the German engineering company Siemens & Halske. Also contains photoportraits of King Saud, Crown Prince Faisal (then Prime Minister, later to establish the first television braodcasting station in 1963), Prince Sultan (Minister of Communications), Sheikh Abdullah Al-Saad, Sheikh Ibrahim Silisilah, and Sheikh Abdullah Kazim, as well as maps, diagrams, and pictures of radio equipment in operation. - In perfect state of preservation. No copy listed in online library catalogues worldwide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Double Star (First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. A bright copy of the author's cheaply manufactured first Hugo Award-winning novel, generally considered the best novel he wrote in the 1950s. Extremely scarce in jacket.& & Near Fine, with light foxing to the top page edge and front endpaper, in a bright Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a few small closed tears (with one measuring just over an inch at the top front panel) and a bit of foxing along two edges of the white rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Go in Beauty [Rare Bound Galleys, from the Library of Paul Bowles]

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1956). Bound galleys of Eastlake's first book, the first novel in what became (with The Bronc People and Portrait of an Artist with Twenty-Six Horses) his Bowman Family Trilogy. This copy was sent to Paul Bowles: a letter laid in from an editor at Harper's announces the book and solicits comments from Bowles. 6-1/2" x 11-7/16", printed on rectos only and perfectbound in plain wrappers with a label partially removed from the front cover. In a custom clamshell case. A very near fine copy of a scarce proof, dating from an era in which the production of bound proof copies was the exception, not the norm: this is the only copy we've ever seen. With notable provenance, having come from Paul Bowles's library, and with textual differences from the published book. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Great Flower Books 1700-1900

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Stockton, Manitoba [Original Wood Engraving]

      Stockton, Manitoba 1956, 2nd Edition/300. () Fine. 9.5 X 18 CM (3.75 X 7 inches) original black ink wood engraving on off-white paper. In 1 CM brushed silver metal conservation frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp black image. Frame measures 30 X 37 CM (11.75 X 14.5 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the title is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips' signature (also in pencil). With provenance at back. Boulet MBL186. For a reproduction of the image see page 230 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist. This edition was used as a christmas card by Phillip's in 1956. A strong image with bold lines, beautiful detail and interesting contrast between shadow and light. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions

      Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Inst. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION in original wrappers of Lee and Yang's groundbreaking proposal to determine the nature of parity in weak interactions; essential to the modern understanding of elementary particles. "Following a suggestion made by the experimenter Martin Block, who was his room-mate at a conference in 1956 (at Rochester, in New York), Richard Feynman made the heretical proposal to the meeting that the theta and tau are different states of the same particle, which itself has no definite parity, and that parity is not always conserved. The idea was quickly taken up by Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee, who showed that parity is not conserved in the weak interaction; their theory was immediately tested and proved correct by Chien Shiung Wu, and Yang and Lee received the Nobel Prize for their work in 1957- one of the quickest such awards ever made" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). "Although physicists still did not understand it, they appreciated the import of the discovery that nature distinguished right from left in its core. Other symmetries were immediately implicated- the correspondence between matter and antimatter, and the reversibility of time... As one scientist put it, 'We are no longer trying to handle screws in the dark with heavy gloves. We are being handed the screws neatly aligned on a tray, with a little searchlight on each that indicates the direction of its head'" (Gleick, Genius). Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Proposals to test spatial parity conservation in weak interactions. Nobel prize to T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang awarded in 1957 'for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws, which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles." In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Vol 104, No. 1, pp. 254-258. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1956. Quarto, original printed wrappers; custom box. Owner stamp on front wrapper and closed tear at top of front wrapper; light fading to spine; generally fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Moonraker. (A James Bond novel)

      London, Pan Books 1956 , 1956. FIRST UK EDITION in paperback, and one of the more elusive softcover titles. Slim octavo, pictorial card wrappers. Sunned to spine, faint name to top edge. Very good. Issued as part of the 'Great Pan' series. A particularly scarce British paperback Bond . Gilbert A3a (16.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Monte-Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1956.. FIRST EDITION 1956, Volume 3 only of 4, text in French, 4to, 320 x 245 mm, 12½ x 9½ inches, 2 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS, being the coloured frontispiece and the black and yellow double spread dustwrapper, plus over 100 illustrations, some in colour, pages: 159 including index. Original plain thin card covers, dustjacket protected by glassine wrapper. Small light crease to upper corner of front endpaper persisting to page 17, affecting blank margin corner of frontispiece, otherwise a Fine copy, no inscriptions, in Fine dustwrapper, glassine wrapper has small chips at corners of upper panel, tiny chip to upper corner of lower panel. 10 mm (½") missing at head of spine. The two original lithographs were done by Picasso specially for this volume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Chagall: Bibliographical and Critical Study [Signed Twice by Chagall]

      New York (Lausanne - printed in): Skira, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Chagall, Marc. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (mild toning to upper board edges and to spine ends, mildly askew, tear at the upper and lower right edges of the front pastedown, indentation to upper outer corner of most pages -- but not a fold) in a Very Good first issue dust jacket priced at $5.75 (some chips to the spine ends and panel corners, tape repair to spine head exterior, several short tears, several tape repairs to the dust jacket verso), SIGNED TWICE BY MARC CHAGALL, once on the front free endpaper and again on page 89 adjacent to the vibrant tipped-in color plate of his painting “The Juggler”. A study of Chagall's work, the book contains 53 tipped-in full color reproductions. This copy belonged to the actor Jack Palance and the bookplate from the 2006 sale of this Personal Property is attached to the rear pastedown - obscured by the closed dust jacket flap. The book itself is rather uncommon and signed copies are quite scarce. This double-signed copy is, of course, extremely scarce. Altogether a Very Good copy, SIGNED TWICE BY MARC CHAGALL. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Barbarous Coast (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket is bright, but with soil to the rear panel. An attractive copy of the sixth Lew Archer novel, one of the more difficult titles in the series to obtain in collectible condition. In a custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Barbarous Coast

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Decorated paper boards in dust jacket. Apart from slight edgewear this is a fine copy of one of the best of Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer mysteries and the first to be written under his final nom de plume.. 1st. Boards. About Fine./About Fine. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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      Alfred A. Knopf 1956 - First edition, Fine condition/ Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1956 - Early but not first printing. An account of Macarthur's life from his time in the Philippines through the surrender of Japan to his recall from the Korean War and what he did afterward. SIGNED by the General on the front endpaper. Usually found signed by the author as well, this is an uncommon example with just MacArthur's signature. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Return of the King

      Houghton and Mifflin Company, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Houghton and Mifflin Company, Boston 1956. First American Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1956 on the title page. No additional printings listed on the copyright page. The oversized 5 is present in the jacket price. The number 4 is present at the bottom of page 49. Blue cloth board with gold lettering. Fold out map of Middle Earth at the rear in fine condition without tears. Book Condition: Very Good, light spots on the boards, light sunning at the spine, previous owner's name at the front endpaper from 1956, age toning at the endpages, tight spine, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $5.00 at the front flap, the 5 in the price of the jacket is oversized, shelf wear and chipping, long tear at the rear panel, two creases at the front panel, light spots at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      Paris: Mourlot, 1956. - Color lithograph. Framed. Mourlot, 141.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Bagatelles végétales *

      J.Aubier, Paris 5.1956. - Broché 24 x 19, couverture illustrée par Miro. Petit glossaire poético-ludique, suivi d'une biblioulipo.Une carte postale des Leyris (signée par Michel et Zette) aux Salacrou, en voyage en Grèce, y est jointe. Deux trous et une date bien obscure. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 267 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, après 44 vergé d'Auvergne signés avec 6 eaux-fortes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Caribbean. Fly There by B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation

      B.O.A.C.. 1956.. Vintage color poster, 40 x 25 inches. Pinhole in upper right corner and upper left edge, abrasion to lower right corner and mid right edge, several light creases from rolling, light wear at edges; overall very good, clean and bright condition. A striking image by Hayes of a woman dancing in colorful dress, brightly colored yellow and white background. 56/619 printed at lower left; "Printed in Great Britain" at lower right. A dynamic and engaging 50s B.O.A.C. poster. .

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        Henry the Helicopter, Henry to the Rescue, Henry the Hero, Hovering with Henry, Henry in the News, Henry's Busy Winter, Henry Joins the Police, Henry and the Astronaut, Henry and the Traction Engine, Henry in the Mountains, H in Iceland, H on Safari

      London: Brockhampton Press, 1956. A complete set of the 12 first editions of this series, dated from 1956 through to 1975, all from the library of the artist Val Biro and all signed by him on the title page. Henry the Hero and Henry in the News both include an enclosure letter from the publisher to Val Biro. All books and wrappers are Fine and unclipped, except the first title which is nearer to VG+/F in VG+ re-priced d/w with a small white-paper chip to the back panel. A unique set of scarce books. Overseas buyers should expect an additional £30 on the shipping cost, UK buyers no additional postage.. Signed by Illustrator. 1st Edition. Fine/VG+/Fine. Illus. by Val Biro.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        Defeat into Victory. IN FULL MOROCCO

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      London: Dennis Dobson, (1956). First British Edition. hardcover. Bookseller's sticker below the inscription on the front free endpaper. Small nick at head of spine. Very Good in a very worn dustwrapper. A report on the Bandung Conference of 29 Asian and African countries on racism and colonialism. Illustrated with photographs by the author. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Sara Penn "with all my best wishes" on 1 July 1956 in Paris. Books signed by Wright are uncommon. He died but four years after this inscription at the age of 52.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Verve Vol. VIII No 33/34: Marc Chagall, dessins pour la Bible

      Paris: Tériade, 1956. Folio, publisher’s stiff wrappers. Very clean, with most of the original glassene wrapper preserved, trivial wear at the headcaps, otherwise a fine example. Book

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Sol de la Montagne *

      J. Hughes, sans lieu 30.11.1956. - En feuilles 34 x 27, couverture imprimée rempliée, dos muet, double étui avec pièce de titre au dos de la chemise. Début de fissure à l'emboîtage, autrement excellent état. Un livre d'artiste de cette artiste rare, compagne de Picasso plus connue peut-être pour son oeuvre de photographe. Ses compositions, pour qui voudrait s'en faire une idée sans les connaître, préfigurent celles d'un Tal-Coat, lui-même associé à certains des livres du poète.Ceux qui, à contre-courant, recherchent l'opposé du premier exemplaire, bondiront sur le téléphone pour nous demander icelui, portant le dernier numéro annoncé. Édition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur chiffon de Rives, après un unique Vergé Richard-de-Bas avec une suite des originaux, outre quelques hors commerce, tous vraisemblablement signés par les auteurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner. Faulkner's first work after winning the Nobel Prize; a sequel to Sanctuary, written twenty years earlier. Adapted for the theater by Albert Camus in 1956. New York: Random House, 1951. Octavo, original black cloth over marbled boards. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Neues Filmprogramm [NFP]. Die Kinozeitschrift für das Publikum. 684 Originalhefte von 1956-1963.

      Wien, 1956-1963., Leminger, Spalding und Weiss, - Gr.-8°. Mit zahlreichen Szenebildern. Je ca. 4 S., teilw. bis zu 8 Seiten. - Die Reihe entstand 1956 aus einem Zusammenschluss von "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" und "Das Programm von heute" und erscheint nach wie vor, wobei inzwischen über 12.700 Nummern vorliegen. Das hier vorliegende Konvolut umfasst Programmhefte der frühen Jahre. Neben Szenebildern beinhaltet jedes Heft eine Inhaltsangabe sowie Angaben zu Stab und Verleih. In der vorliegenden Sammlung enthalten: "Die Jungfrauenquelle", "Das siebente Siegel", "Orfeu Negro", "Die Brücke", "Sayonara", "Die Brücke am Kwai", "Hiroshima mon amour" etc. - Dabei: Ingmar Bergman, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Peter Alexander, Marlon Brando, Vittorio De Sica, Jacques Tati, Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Paula Wessely, Alain Resnais, Toni Sailer, Peter Weck, Oskar Sima, Peter Kraus, Heinz Erhardt und Horst Buchholz usw. Einige Hefte randbestoßen. Insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand. de Band:

      [Bookseller: erlesenes - Antiquariat & Buchhandlung]
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        Cinq Peintres et le Theatre. Decors et Costumes de Leger, Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse, Pignon

      Paris: Cercle d'Art,, 1956. Tall quarto. Original red wrappers printed in red, blue, and yellow. In the publisher's cloth slipcase and chemise. 4 original lithographs and illustrations throughout. Fine condition. First edition, first impression of a full study of the sceneography and costume designs of these five theatre artists. One of a limited edition of 150 copies with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse and Pignon (Leger had passed away).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1956. First Printing of the First British Edition. Signed and inscribed by the publisher, Fredric J. Wailing: 'One of the three finest modern plays / I have ever witnessed. With admiration / from the publisher to dear Eunice / Fredric J. Wailing.' Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Critics Award for best play of the 1954-55 season; also credited for the acclaimed movie version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. The book is in near fine condition, with occasional editing by Wailing in light pencil; and in a very good to near fine dust jacket, with some soiling to back cover, and mild edge wear.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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      Reading PA:: Fantasy,, 1956. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED ON LIMITATION PAGE BY JOHN W. CAMPBELL. A Fine hardback First Edition LIMITED TO 500 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS NO. 300. In a Fine Dust Jacket. An exceptionally nice copy of this notable work. Sm. 8vo. 224 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Designs for a Nash Metropolitan Station Wagon

      [New York: 1956]. Pencil and pastel on paper, mildly soiled and creased. 15 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches visible. Framed. 25 1/4 x 45 inches. This drawing is attributed to Richard Arbib by a previous owner. There is a label on the back giving Arbib as the artist and the date of January 17, 1956. After working for Harley Earl in Detroit, Arbib opened his own studio in New York and ultimately developed designs for more than three hundred companies over the last 45 years of his career. This design for a Nash Metro station wagon was never developed, and Nash never pursued the idea of a compact station wagon. Arbib's drawing, which is unusually large, added some fins and sharp edges of the sort that American Motors generally seemed to resist, though they were among the defining characteristics of American car design for the next decade or so.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Reginald Marsh Etchings Engravings Lithographs

      NY: Praeger, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. black cloth lettered in silver, "Limited Edition," printed on front cover. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Marsh, Reginald. 62 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Limited edition, one of 100. etching 18 0f 100. woman with an umbrella signed by Felicia Meyer (Mrs. Marsh), an artist in her own right -- she exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Gallery and The Art Institute of Chicago. Preface by A. Hyatt Mayor. Introduction by Isabel Bishop. Laid-in. a four page exhibition catalog (Kennedy Galleries). SASOWSKY 175.

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        Pignon, douze hors-texte [exemplaire enrichi d'un grand dessin original signé d'Edouard Pignon]

      Paris: Georges Fall, 1956. Livre. Illus. by Edouard Pignon. Bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'illustrateur. Edition originale. In-12. Paris, Georges Fall, 1956. Coll. "Le musée de poche". 18,5 x 14 cm, in-12, 61 (1) pp., 12 planches en couleurs contrecollées, broché, couverture à rabats imprimée et illustrée en couleurs. Exemplaire enrichi d'un superbe DESSIN original signé aux pastels d'Edouard Pignon à double page (revers du premier feuillet blanc et faux-titre). Ce dessin (combat de coqs, un des thèmes de prédilection de l'artiste), puissant, équilibré et très coloré, diffère de ceux, beaucoup plus simples, dont l'artiste agrémentait habituellement les livres qu'on lui donnait à signer. Couverture un peu défraîchie, avec une petite déchirure sans manque au mors supérieur..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Le Crépuscule des Vieux

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Livre. Parfait. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Gallimard, 1956. In-8°, 367 pp., broché. Edition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires (dont 5 HC) sur vélin de Hollande, premier papier avant 70 sur Lafuma et 550 en cartonnage Bonet (n° 4). Exemplaire parfait, non coupé..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Die Vorzüge der Windhühner

      Berlin: Luchterhand, 1956. First Edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author. German novelist Gunter Grass is the recipient 1965 Georg Büchner Prize, the 1999 Prince of Asturias Awards, and the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was bestowed on Grass for him "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history." Die Vorzüge der Windhühner is Grass' first publication and marks the beginning of a highly influential career amongst the German-Swedish Academy and abroad.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE OUTSIDER. Inscribed to Stephen Spender

      London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1956 Stephen Spender's Copy. First Edition, First Impression of the author's landmark First Book. 8vo., 288pp., blue boards, gilt. A near fine or better copy in dustwrapper showing just a bit of foxing but is otherwise fine. Inscribed by Wilson in green fountain pen on the ffe to Spender: "For Stephen / Whose work was one of the main influences in framing the sensibility that produced this book although it cannot be held responsible for the mis-spellings & misquotations / With Affection / Colin". An extraordinary copy of Wilson's important first book published when he was 24, & written in a library during a summer when he slept in the park. "If you get involved with people, you've got to stick to the rules. It's like going to a public school or joining a posh club. If you want the advantages, you have to stick to the rules. Well, I'd rather not join the club. I'll do without the advantages. It's like exhibiting. If you exhibit your work, you put yourself at the mercy of a lot of half-witted bastards who don't know paint from shit. But it's no good complaining about not being understood. If you put your work on show it's like asking people to look at it. And if they make stupid comments, you've got nothing to complain about, because you asked them. Well, so I don't exhibit. Then if somebody makes a stupid comment about my work I've got a right to fetch him a backhander across the mouth and say: Shut your f---ing noise; nobody asked you.". 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Jazz At The Philharmonic Original 1956 Concert Program SIGNED By Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson & Nine Other Jazz Musicians

      1956. Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 17th National Tour, 1956. SIGNED at their respective full page, b&w photographs by jazz impresario and originator of the JATP concerts, Norman Granz, and additionally SIGNED by eleven of the tour's jazz luminaries: drummers Jo Jones and Gene Krupa, perennial JATP tour favourite, tenor saxophonist, Illinois Jacquet, members of the Modern Jazz Quartet, pianist, John Lewis, bassist, Percy Heath and drummer, Connie Kay; also SIGNED by two of the great trumpeters in jazz, Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge and by pianist, Oscar Peterson, bassist, Ray Brown and guitarist, Herb Ellis, who together formed one of the finest piano trios in jazz history. This was to be the penultimate U.S. Concert tour series for JATP, although Norman Granz would continue the tradition intermittently, mainly in Europe and Japan until 1983. An extraordinary assemblage of musicians, notable for the presence of the MJQ, making their presumed first JATP tour. A handsome large format concert program, (14" by 11") staple bound wraps, original cover art by David Stone Martin, unpaginated (32pp plus wraps), lavishly illustrated with b&w photos. Previous owner has noted date of concert as Sept. 28 1956 at top of first page. The wraps are slightly loose and lightly rubbed with creasing at the hinge and closed tears to spine ends; mild wear to top of page edges, slight age toning, else very good+, pages are tightly bound, clean and unmarked. The autographs are in ink with the exception of the pencil signature of drummer, Connie Kay, and are near fine to fine, without loss or fading. A highly collectible, vintage concert program with an uncommon group of original autographs, representative of some of the finest jazz musicians of the era. J1777. Signed. Original Wraps. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (Complete 4 Volume Set)

      Dodd Mead. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1956-58. First American Edition/Printing. Hardcover. Complete 4 volume set. All 4 volumes are First Printings of the First American Edition with red stained top edges and stated "First Edition" on copyright pages. Half black over grey cloth covers have light wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. Erasures on front end sheets of 2 volumes. Dust jackets have publisher's price of $6.00 (with the exception on volume 1 in which the price has been clipped). DJs have have varying degrees of light to moderate wear primarily along edges with a couple small tears. DJs are protected by clear Brodart covers. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. Bound in the publishers original blue boards with silver title lettering to spine. This is the second impression of the first edition. A notoriously elusive Narnia title to encounter in the first or early impressions. All pages are present and correct. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp. Housed in the beautiful Pauline Baynes dustwrapper with the illustrators exquisite silver chair to the front panel. Light wear and signs of handling otherwise a most presentable example of the dustwrapper. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A jolly nice copy !. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. Illus. by Pauline Baynes. FIRST EDITION.

      [Bookseller: The Rare Book Shelf]
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      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First edition, second printing. With Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. 8vo, publisher’s original gray cloth lettered in silver on the spine and with cartographic illustrated endpapers. In the original pictorial dustjacket. 199 pp. A fresh and clean copy of the book, the dustjacket with a bit of rubbing to the edges and a bit of other light wear. A HANDSOME COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. One of Lewis’ immensely popular books in the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series. Over the years since publication the Narnia books have joined “Oz”, “Alice” and “Winnie” and ‘Middle-Earth” as a favorite ‘holiday’ spot for imaginative children. In this tale the Horse, a free citizen of Narnia, persuades a young boy to ride off to adventure with him in an Arabian setting of sultans and viziers. A contemporary reviewer calls this book- “Delightfully written with an able control of suspense and a quiet sense of the ridiculous, this delightful story is as much a pleasure to the adult reader as to the child listener.” The Narnia books have become increasingly popular to collectors over the years and have become increasingly difficult to find.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Emmène-moi au bout du monde !

      Deno? Paris: Denoël, 1956. Livre. Très bon. Cuir. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Denoël, 1956. 21,5 x 14 cm (R), in-8°, 298 pp. + 3 ff. n. ch., reliure en plein chagrin fauve, dos à 4 nerfs titre doré et filets en encadrement, non rogné, à grandes marges, témoins conservés. Edition originale. L'un des 86 exemplaires sur Hollande van Gelder, deuxième papier après 22 sur Japon et avant 195 sur vélin pur fil : n° 66. Très bel exemplaire, malgré les plats partiellement et légèrement insolés. Intégralement non coupé..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      (Port-au-Prince): (Imprimerie Renelle). (1956). A small, hand-printed volume by this Haitian surrealist poet, with a cover illustration and frontispiece by Milo Rigaud. Signed by the author on the front cover, with an additional full page inscription by the author to poet Barbara Howes on the first blank, written in 1964. Stitching absent; staining to covers; a good copy in wrappers, held together with a wraparound band addressed to Howes in Magloire-Saint-Aude's hand. An excellent literary association: not only was Howes a well-respected poet in her own right, who was twice nominated for the National Book Award, she also was editor of From the Green Antilles: Writings of the Caribbean, one of the first collections to bring Caribbean writing to a mainstream American audience. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Escape from Five Shadows [Rare Bound Galleys]

      [Boston]: Houghton Mifflin. [1956]. The uncorrected proof copy of the third of his Westerns, which preceded his first mystery by over a decade and his first bestseller by over two decades. Rare: we have never seen another proof copy of any of Leonard's Westerns offered for sale, and Houghton Mifflin was not even routinely doing bound proofs for all its titles at that time. There were probably only a couple of dozen of these produced and, given the format and fragility of this item, it's unlikely that many others have survived, if any. 7" x 11" ringbound galley sheets, printed on rectos only. The label affixed to the cardstock cover gives a publication date of 1955 (the book was actually published in 1956) and, in pencil "May 1." Also in pencil on the front cover label is written "The Westerners" -- an alternate title, or an indication of the genre, for marketing purposes? The covers show some extremely slight creasing; still a remarkably fine copy, with the covers crisp, the fragile plastic ring spine intact. Housed in a custom quarter leather clamshell case. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels

      Paris: Album Petite Planète 1,, 1956. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. llustrated throughout with monochrome photographic reproductions. Minor rubbing, dust jacket nicked and rubbed to edges, slightly larger chip to head of back panel and foot of spine, front flap creased. First edition, first impression. The true first edition of Klein's classic photography work and the first of his four city books which include Rome (1960), Moscow and Tokyo (both 1964).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by Earl Leslie Griggs. In six [6] volumes. [Oxford English Texts series]

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956 - 1959 - 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Six volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956 - 1959 - 1971. All volumes first impression. With portrait and twelve plates. Original cloth, gilt lettering and decoration, volumes I-IV being bound in original maroon cloth, volumes V-VI in original red cloth, as issued. A very clean, apparently unused ex-college library set with discreet square stamp to upper and lower edge of textblock, NO MARKINGS TO SPINES OR BOARDS, and with internal markings as follows: "withdrawn" stamp, sticker, etc., to front endpapers; subdued stamp to titles, and same stamp on occasion to text. Several leaves of volumes V and VI carelessly opened at lower edge. A very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and diamond design to upper board in silver, diamond pattern to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Light browning to endpapers, a bright copy, dust jacket toned to spine and edges, minor rubbing to spine tips. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chagall: Bibliographical and Critical Study [Signed Twice by Chagall]

      New York (Lausanne - printed in): Skira, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Chagall, Marc. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (mild toning to upper board edges and to spine ends, mildly askew, tear at the upper and lower right edges of the front pastedown, indentation to upper outer corner of most pages -- but not a fold) in a Very Good first issue dust jacket priced at $5.75 (some chips to the spine ends and panel corners, tape repair to spine head exterior, several short tears, several tape repairs to the dust jacket verso), SIGNED TWICE BY MARC CHAGALL, once on the front free endpaper and again on page 89 adjacent to the vibrant tipped-in color plate of his painting “The Juggler”. A study of Chagall's work, the book contains 53 tipped-in full color reproductions. This copy belonged to the actor Jack Palance and the bookplate from the 2006 sale of this Personal Property is attached to the rear pastedown - obscured by the closed dust jacket flap. The book itself is rather uncommon and signed copies are quite scarce. This double-signed copy is, of course, extremely scarce. Altogether a Very Good copy, SIGNED TWICE BY MARC CHAGALL. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Sound of Waves: A Love Story (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. The first book to be published here by this important Japanese writer. Translated from the Japanese by Meredith Weatherby. A close to near fine copy with some very minor wear to spine ends in an about good dust jacket that has a chip and some wear to the top of the front panel, chips to the bottom of the spine which is also somewhat faded and some other wear as well. Signed and warmly inscribed by Mishima in both English and Kanji on the front free endpaper in 1957. Very uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Presidential Year (First Edition, hardcover issue)

      Ballantine New York: Ballantine, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Very slight lean, with some foxing to the edges of the endpapers and usual toning to the page edges. Jacket has no loss, only a bit of foxing to the flaps, some shallow creasing at the crown, and a couple of tiny closed tears. A bright example of this early title by two science fiction giants, an uncommon Ballantine hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Washington. July 13, 1956.. [1]p., plus accompanying [1]p. letter. Folio Old fold lines, else fine. Senator John F. Kennedy writes to Louis Ruppel, associate editor of the AMERICAN WEEKLY newspaper in New York, responding to Ruppel's letter, asking if his son can stop by to visit Kennedy. Ruppel writes: "My lawyer- son, Phil goes to Quantico for two weeks on 15 July....I would appreciate your meeting with him if it is at all possible. He is a Captain U.S.M.C.R. and veteran of a rifle platoon command in Korea. He is with Goldwater & Flynn and is also interested in politics." He adds: "Our other son, who is named for your Dad, is a police reporter on the Newark STAR-LEDGER but he ought to be a pretty good political writer by the time you run for President." He also compliments two recent articles published about Kennedy. Senator Kennedy replies: "Many thanks for your recent letter. I hope your son Phil stops by my office during his stay in Quantico as I would very much like to meet him. I also want to thank you for your very generous remarks concerning the articles which appeared in NEWSWEEK and Arthur Krock's column. I am most appreciative." He has signed the letter "Jack," and has written at the bottom: "We expect to adjourn the next few days." Kennedy once worked for Ruppel as a reporter.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Hunters

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956 First USA Edition. Fine book in a nearly fine Dust Jacket, with a slight amount of wear to the bottom of the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. The first novel from Salter, about American Fighter pilots during the Korean War, is seldom found in this conditon.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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