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        Time for a Tiger

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is near fine with foxing to top and fore edges and an inked price to ffep. The jacket is also near fine with a short closed tear to the lower spine tip (8mm), some light foxing to the inside, light fading to the spine (not bad at all though) and a previous price to the front flap. Slight nibbling to the upper spine tip. A very presentable copy overall. The first in Burgess' Malayan trilogy and his first novel. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1956.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        The Organization Man

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition of one of the most influential books on management ever written. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Best to Lydia Bronte about whom this book was not written! Holly Whyte 4/18/89". Additionally signed "William H. Whyte" on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and a small chip to the front panel. "Holly always believed that the greatest lesson the city has to offer us is the idea that we are all in it together, for better or for worse, and we have to make it work." (Paul Goldberger, Architecture). Uncommon signed and inscribed. William H. Whyte is American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and self-proclaimed people-watcher. The Organization Man is "[r]ecognized as a benchmark, Whyte's book reveals the dilemmas at the heart of the group ethos that emerged in the corporate and social world of the postwar era" (Nathan Glazer). It "established the categories Americans now use when thinking about the workplace, the suburbs, and their lives" (Newsweek). "The Organization Man remains a worthwhile read today" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Le Notaire dans La Comédie Humaine de Balzac *

      Roth & Sauter, Lausanne 29.2.1956. - En feuilles 33 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée. Dos et bords un rien défraîchis. Réalisé par les Maîtres-Ymagiers du Verseau à la demande de l'association des notaires vaudois pour commémorer leur 50ème anniversaire, cette grande plaquette présente 12 sobres compositions à pleines pages, inspirées par des extraits (cités & référencés) d' oeuvres de Balzac, précédé d'un bref portrait-verbal du sujet.Une lettre autographe signée du peintre prolonge agréablement cet exemplaire rendu ainsi encore plus désirable; en une vingtaine de ligne, à en-tête de l'Avenue de la Grenade (rappelons ô ironie de la vie que c'est à cause d'une ces dernières éclatées un peu trop près de lui que le peintre est devenu sourd à l'armée lors de son vingtième printemps) et à la date du 12 septembre 1947, il parle d'un projet d'illustration qui ne doit pas être icelui. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seul tirage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Derrière le miroir 92/93: 10 ans d'edition

      Paris: Maeght, 1956. With two double-page lithographs by Chagall and Miro, two etchings by Giacometti and Miro. Original stiff paper wrappers, in the original glassene outer wrappers. Small Folio. A fine copy. The famous issue celebrating the first decade of DLM.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS.

      Yale University (1956)., [New Haven]: - First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        El Arco Y La Lira

      Fondo De Cultura Economica, Mexico 1956 - Very good plus, first edition book. Original green softcovers intact, re-bound in maroon boards. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Enclosed is the business card of Octavio Paz, Ambassador of Mexico. Book is internally clean, text block is snug. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books]
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        Complete UK Book Club Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels. Comprising: Live and Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill, Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun

      London: Foyle [The Book Club] 1956-1966., 1956. 11 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's hardbacks in dustwrappers. Some toning and and occasional spotting to the cheap paperstock, minor wear as expected, but generally a very good set, housed in a custom-made fleece-lined slipcase. The entire run of the popular British book club editions, which began in 1956 with 'Live and Let Die'. In total eleven of the fourteen James Bond titles were issued in this format and this set is complete as published. The books were offered in this cheaper format, usually one year after the Cape first editions- some share the same Jonathan Cape artwork, but after the 'Thunderball' painting was damaged while on loan in America, Cape would no longer lend out their original art; as such the Book Club commissioned their own action packed and striking cover designs.

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        Ethiopiques.

      Seuil 1956 - - Seuil, Paris _1956, 13x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : ". pour chanter l'Afrique noire." Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Journal intime d'une Provinciale. Edition originale.

      Phileas Fogg (Eric Losfeld) (1956) In-8, broché Edition originale clandestine, condamnée en 1957. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires (sans justificatif de tirage) pour le compte des Bibliophiles Voyageurs Transcontinentaux. Ouvrage illustré de 8 compositions très libres d'Yves Tanguy. Ces compositions étaient destinées aux "Couilles enragées" de Benjamin Péret, mais les impressions furent saisies chez l'imprimeur par la police (en 1928) et détruites. Couverture illustrée par l'auteur. Premier plat légèrement effrangé, un mors inferieur fendu. Rare. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Aubry]
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        Beetles Open Air Guides With Over 250 Illustrat

      THAMES & HUDSON, 1956. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy, with acceptable dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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        THE LYNDON JOHNSON STORY

      New York: farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Boards. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. With a foreword by U. S. Senator Lyndon Johnson. Illustrated with photographs. With a full-page INSCRIPTION SIGNED by the future President on the front endpaper: "To Tom Schmidt --/ with appreciation of his/friendship, good Counsel/and support --/from his Gillespie/County neighbor/Lyndon B Johnson/USS Texas/Aug 27, 1956." Books genuinely signed by LBJ are quite scarce, and most of those are copies of THE VANTAGE POINT, usually signed on a bookplate. Early titles such as this with contemporary inscriptions are uncommon on the market.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Original 1956 Signed Blueprint of Frank Lloyd Wrightís design which is today the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin

      Printed Blueprint Signed ìF Ll W / 56î in brown ink in a 1î x 1î brown ink square box shaded in red pencil in the lower left, 56.5î x 18î. Two 2.75î vertical lines have been drawn in red pencil at each end of the 28.5î x 5î architectural drawing in the lower half, captioned ìElevation From Lake Monona Scale: 1/32î = 1í-0îî Lightly printed. Minor soiling and mounting traces at perimeter easily matted over. Fine condition. In 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design for a civic auditorium which would link Lake Monona, surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin, with the State Capitol building two blocks away. Wright had a summer home at Spring Green, 35 miles from Madison. It was defeated at a County Board meeting by one vote. In 1954-1955, in the postwar economic boom, Madison voters approved a bond referendum for a civic center and Wright was chosen as project architect. The original signed blueprint here offered was accomplished in 1956. The Lake Monona project was effectively destroyed the next year by a state law reducing the height of a lakefront building to 20 feet; Wrightís building would have been 60 feet high. Madisonís Mayor called the signing of the bill into law by Republican Gov. Vernon Thomson on September 21, 1957, ìa regrettable insult to Wisconsinís most renowned living citizen.î Wright said that objectors to the civic auditorium had misrepresented the facts, saying that his proposal would not have interfered with the view of Lake Monona from the street above. ìFrom the capitol two blocks away,î explained Wright, ìthere would be no change whatever from the view except a great fountain of gushing water where the unconscious objectors have shown a building.î On this blueprint, viewing the civic auditorium from Lake Monona, the fountain and the Madison State Capitol building can be seen in the distance. After the 1958 elections, in January 1959, Madison-area state legislators introduced a bill which was signed by new Democratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson, repealing the 1957 law. Wright completed his last rendering shortly before his death on April 9, 1959. In 1992, Madison voters narrowly approved the transformation of Wrightís civic center into a convention facility. Construction began in 1994 and in July 1997, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center opened, 59 years after Frank Lloyd Wrightís inception of the project. ìWith interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architectÂ¥s signature organic designÃ?î (from MononaTerrace.com)

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

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

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        History of the English-Speaking Peoples 3volumes

      1956 - Wrapper has worn edges. The 3rd volume has a gift inscripton on the end paper. The blank cover page is missing from 1st volume. Please see uploaded photos post. For more information, please contact us. We are sending all orders by trackable signed for registered [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miles Davis Birdland 1956 Original Vintage German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser

      Birdland 1956, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Bud Powell and The Modern Jazz Quartet, Original Vintage Concert Poster, First Printing, Kongress-Saal, Deutsches Museum, [Munich], Sunday Nov 11 1956, printed by P.R. Wilk, designed by Gunther Kieser. A1 Format (331/8" by 23 3/8"), has been folded, touch of wear to edges, tiny chip to centre top margin, light pencil annotation to verso, else, about fine, bright and unmarked. Stored flat and shipped rolled in a mailing tube. A superb and very scarce example of Gunther Kieser's early jazz poster art, a striking abstract designed exclusively for the German concert presentations of an extended European tour by this all-star ensemble. With his monumental Prestige recordings completed in Oct. 1956, Miles had agreed to headline this month-long package tour, as a star soloist appearing with his fellow luminaries, Lester Young and Bud Powell in various combinations backed by the French pianist Rene Urtreger's Trio, with the Modern Jazz Quartet usually ending the performances. The few recordings from these European concerts mark the only occasions on which Miles is known to have recorded with the great tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Gunther Kieser (1930) is one of Germany's preeminent poster artists whose work can be found in the collections of major museums including, the Tokyo Museum, the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. He has had a prolific and varied career, during which his technically innovative, provocative and brilliant designs have kept him in the fore front of European poster art. Kieser is best known for his jazz and rock concert posters, and particularly for the design work he did for the German concert producers Lippman & Rau from the 1950-80s. A very scarce example of Kieser's early jazz poster art in collector's condition. J1787 . About Fine.

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        "Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions".

      Lee and Yang,  "Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions". American Physical Society,  1956.  Physical Review 104 (1) October 1, 1956  Original printed wrappers.  Fine condition.  We offer the entire weekly issue in its (SCARCE) original wrappers. (Original owner's name in ink in top margin of front wrapper.)"Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee were awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for their work "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles". The work of Yang and Lee came to destroy the "law of conservation of parity," which had been assumed to be a fundamental law of nature; it predicted that beta particles, which are emitted by a radioactive nucleus, would fly off in any direction, regardless of the spin of the nucleus. In 1957 ("Experimental Test of Parity Conservation in Beta Decay"( Physical Review, Feb 1957), using atoms of cobalt-60, W.S. Wu (et alia) showed that beta particles were more likely to be emitted in a particular direction that depended on the spin of the cobalt nuclei. Broken parity (symmetry) essentially means that something virtual (shadowy, but real in a special sense and widely used in physics; it has real physical consequences, since it creates all the forces of nature) has become observable (real in the ordinary everyday sense that it can be detected, measured, observed, and used. "Until 1956 the overwhelming majority of physicist believed that parity conservation is never violated in nature. Any new theory without evidence that went against this ingrained belief would almost certainly be dismissed. The belief in parity conservation was too strong an accepted paradigm to be challenged. Then in 1956 two Chinese physicists Yang and Lee first pointed out the exception and theoretically predicted non-conservation of parity. Initially there was predictable skepticism and it took further convincing work and subsequent experimental verification by a Chinese woman Wu and her colleagues and in 1957 the physicist community abandoned a long held belief in conservation of parity. Yang and Lee were not only vindicated, they received the Nobel Prize in Physics for this intellectual feat."

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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..

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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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        PICASSO LITHOGRAPHE III 1949-1956

      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.

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        THE BARBAROUS COAST

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

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        MACARTHUR. HIS RENDEZVOUS WITH HISTORY

      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.

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        Isaiah.

      Paris: Mourlot, 1956. - Color lithograph. Framed. Mourlot, 141.

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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.

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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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        Le Père Goriot / La Guerre et la Paix I-III *

      Imprimerie Nationale / A.Sauret, Paris 1952/1956. - 4 volumes brochés 23 x 17, couvertures imprimées rempliées, doubles emboîtages décorés, chemises demi-parchemin avec décors et titres dorés. L'un des 300 exemplaires de tête sur Grand Vergé d'Arches, avec deux états du frontispice. Le duo intégral ymagé par Picasso comme préfacé Maurois, dans deux séries paralèlles, le second présentant l'originalité d'être nominatif et non pas numéroté à la justification. Le catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés de l'artiste publié par Cramer semble ignorer cette particularité.Quant au Balzac il fait en quelque sorte écho graphique au "Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu", publié chez Vollard en 1931 et magistralement illustré par l'artiste; ce dernier n'y avait alors point fait figurer un portrait l'auteur comme c'est le cas ici.Rare paire des tirages de tête constituant l'intégralité des contributions du portraitiste à cet ensemble, publié par l'éditeur de l'Imprimerie Nationale qui fit également paraître le "Picasso lithographe" de Mourlot.Une affaire de famille.(Goeppert-Cramer 65, 202)

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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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        THE COLOUR CURTAIN

      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

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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:

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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).

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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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        ISLANDS OF SPACE

      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.

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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.

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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..

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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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