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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd.,, 1956–58. 4 volumes octavo, original blue cloth, red morocco title labels and triple fillet panels gilt to the spines, volume titles, volume titles and plain rule gilt to the upper boards, dark blue top-stain. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. A near fine set, dust jackets llightly chipped and torn to edges. Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of this work, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis." (Woods) . Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples ['Chartwell' edition]

      Educational Book Company, [1956-58]. 4 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with very numerous plates, and maps and genealogical tables (the majority full-page) in the text, neat signature on front free endpapers, some very mild spotting to endpapers as often; original buckram gilt, gilt backs, morocco labels gilt, covers very lightly age-marked, a very good, bright, clean set. 'I agreed to allow the publishers of the illustrated edition of 'The Second World War' to name it after my country home near Westerham in Kent where so much of it had been written. As these special volumes of 'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples', also illustrated, are being brought out as a companion set, I feel it is appropriate that they, too, should be known as the 'Chartwell' edition' (Winston S. Churchill). This splendid edition of Churchill's last major work was issued on a subscription basis. See Woods, p.125. . Catalogs: winston churchill.

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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper, 1956.. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall, "To Senator Saltonstall- with the very highest regards of his colleague John Kennedy". Leverett Saltonstall was the senior senator of Massachusetts while, John Kennedy was the junior senator. An excellent copy in a bright near fine dust jacket. Saltonstall served as Republican Whip from 1949-1957 and as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1953-1955. Saltonstall attended the wedding of John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, and the two served together in the Senate from 1953 to 1960. Saltanstall and Kennedy worked together closely over the course of several years, as evidenced of one of their constituents thought the two had an even closer relationship, mistakenly assuming Saltonstall to be Kennedy’s uncle. “If you are ready to admit it,” Kennedy kidded in a 1963 letter, “I am.” An excellent association copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        The Novels of F. Dostoevsky. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. The works include: The Brothers Karamasov, The Idiot, The Possessed, Crime and Punishment, The House of the Dead, The Insulted and Injured, A Raw Youth, The Friend of the Family, The Eternal Husband and other Stories, The Gambler and other Stories, White Nights and other Stories, An Honest Thief and other Stories

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1956-1961., 1956. 12 volumes; 8vo. (19 x 40cm). Finely bound in recent maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive set.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–58. 4 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles gilt to spines , red top-stain. With the dust jackets. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Some light foxing, top-stain variably faded, otherwise very good in slightly worn dust jackets. First editions, first impressions. This set inscribed identically in vols. I and II; "To Dr. Roberts from Winston S. Churchill, Christmas 1956"; vol. III with a printed facsimile holograph compliments slip, "With all good wishes Winston S. Churchill"; vol. IV inscribed "To David Myrddin Roberts from Winston S. Churchill, March 1958." Accompanied by three Christmas cards, from Winston and Clementine, with paintings by Churchill, one of them signed by Clemmie; a short typed letter, dated 5 December 1957, on 28 Hyde Park Gate stationery signed by Churchill; a two-page hand-written note signed by Clementine, dated 2 April 1958, addressed to Mrs. Riley, Roberts's mother-in-law, together with the original envelope; and two telegrams, one from Clementine in 1962, and one from Winston in 1964. Churchill seems to have first made contact with Dr. Roberts in the late 1940s. Roberts "who had been invalided out of the Royal Air Force with a 90% disability pension, practised medicine in Monte Carlo, with permission of the French authorities, on condition that he treated only British patients" (Gilbert, VIIII, p.485n). In the summer of 1949 Churchill was staying at Beaverbrook's villa, La Capponcina, whilst working on the proofs of vol. IV of The Second World War. During an evening playing cards with Beaverbrook he was stricken with "cramp" in his right arm and leg, "cramp" which had not abated by the following morning; "Dr. Roberts was called in, and at once telephoned to Lord Moran, 'I think Mr. Churchill has had a stroke,' he said. 'I would like you to see him as soon as you can. Lord Moran flew at once to Nice." Subsequently, Roberts was frequently called to deal with Churchill's minor ailments, very much part of the Riviera team, receiving the first two volumes here as a Christmas perquisite in 1956, Winston considering him "a good man" and assuring Clemmie in 1957 that "I see the Doctor every few days, but not with any definite cause. Dr. Roberts is a vy nice fellow and he looks me over with a reassuring air which has a beneficial effect" (Gilbert p. 1243). The first of the accompanying documents mentions two letters to be forwarded to a Dr. Vialle and a Mr. Panuzzi, and thanks Roberts "very much for the trouble you took in the matter." This may relate to the visit of an "aurist" that Roberts arranged when Churchill was having trouble with his hearing. Early in 1958 Roberts was called for in more serious circumstances. Churchill had spent the day on Aristotle Onassis's yacht, "drank more alcohol than usual" and played chemin-de-fer "for high stakes" until late. The following day he was feverish and coughing, Roberts was called, and summoned Moran: Churchill was suffering from bronchial pneumonia, soon to be compounded by obstructive jaundice. Again, Roberts's presence was of great help, both professionally and in terms of morale. In her note of April 1958 Clemmie explains to Mrs. Riley that "We are so grateful to Doctor Roberts; not only for his great professional skill, but for his kindness & understanding. He has been wonderful in getting my Husband through this troublesome and dangerous illness." The copy of vol. III from 1957 has just a facsimile compliments slip inserted, but vol. IV, inscribed in March 1958, at the height of Churchill's illness, has an atypical inscription including Roberts's unusual middle name. Is there a hint here of an in-joke of some sort, of the camaraderie of doctor and patient, perhaps in the teeth of intimations of mortality? This was an intimacy that was to be renewed when Churchill fell in his hotel room in Monte Carlo in 1962, breaking his hip; "Howells [Churchill's male nurse] telephoned at once to Dr. Roberts, who arranged for Churchill to be X-rayed with portable apparatus in the hotel. He was then taken to Monaco hospital, where an extensive plaster cast was applied" (Gilbert p. 1335). He was flown back to England on 29 June, and just three days later Clementine sent Roberts a telegram: "Thank you Dear Doctor Roberts for all your skill and care am thankful that my husband is making good progress." The second of the two telegrams is an extremely poignant one, dated 3 December 1964, it clearly relates to birthday greetings sent by Roberts for Churchill's 90th: "Thank you so much all good wishes. Winston" The following month Churchill was dead. A splendid group of books and documents charting Churchill's growing regard for Roberts, necessity and expediency shading to friendship and becoming a real intimacy, the reality of which is utterly confirmed by the warmth and sincerity of Clementine's heartfelt notes of thanks. The Churchills clearly thought very highly of Dr. Roberts, but it is a relationship which left few traces, because as Gilbert pointedly remarks, "Unlike Lord Moran, [Roberts] kept no diary.

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        A Christmas Memory

      New York: Random House, 1956. [JRS-Antq]. [issued 1966]. One of 600 numbered copies signed by Capote. 45 pp. Hardcover, bound in green cloth with acetate jacket and slipcase. The slipcase with modest fading on the rear panel, the book unmarked.. Signed.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine.. Octavo 6" x 9.5".

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        THE DRAGON IN THE SEA

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1956. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine. ends and corner tips. A sharp copy. Scarce in this condition.. (#140058). First edition. A presentation copy with short signed inscription by Herbert on the title page. Herbert's first science fiction book. A good first novel of a submarine on a sensitive mission and the extreme stress on the crew. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-523.

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        Picasso. Dessins d'un demi-siecle.

      Berggruen,, Paris, 1956 - Paris, Berggruen, 1956. 8°. 22 cm. [14] Blatt. Original-Karton. (= Plaquette de la Collection Bergruen. Numero 17). 1. Auflage in 1000 Exemplaren. Mit 1 Original-Farblithografie in vier Farben über gesamten Einband, gedruckt durch Mourlot. Phototypien und 3 Pochoirs durch Jacomet. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Katalog anlässlich der Ausstellung in der Galerie Berggruen Paris, 1956. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition in 1000 copies. With 1 original lithograph in four colours over the whole cover, printed by Mourlot. French language edition. Original softcover. With many illustrations in color and b/w. Nearly fine copy. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THINGS OF THIS WORLD. Signed

      New York: Harcort Brace & Company, 1956 Presentation Copy. First Edition. 8vo., 50pp. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize & the National Book Award. Inscribed to poet & Tufts professor John Holmes : "John & Doris / Love / Dick Wilbur / Tufts 1959". A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use. Among his students were poets John Ciardi, Maxine Kumin, Anne Sexton, George Starbuc & Philip Booth. "The greatest contribution of John Holmes, however, may have been the extraordinary impact he had on the lives of other poets. As a college teacher, of course, he influenced his students. His lifelong profession of poetry at Tufts resulted in the remarkable loyalty of hundreds of graduates. Holmes brought distinguished living poets to the Tufts campus long before poetry readings and poets-in-residence became a standard feature of academia. He organized workshops, summer conferences, adult education courses, but maybe even more important, parties, late night conversations, morning coffee -- for poetry, poetry, poetry." - by Doris Holmes Eyges, widow of the poet.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Treasury of Oz [The Wizard of Oz ; The Land of Oz : a Sequel to The Wizard of Oz ; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz ; The Tin Woodman of Oz ; The Road to Oz ; The Scarecrow of Oz ; The Magic of Oz] [The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; The Tin Woodsman of Oz]

      Chicago : The Reilly and Lee Co. ; Columbus, Ohio : Weekly Reader Children's Book Club Education Center, [1956], 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 7 volumes in slipcase with paper labels ; black and white illustrations by W W Denslow and John R. Neill ; color illustrated boards ; Contains The Wizard of Oz, copyright 1956; The Land of Oz, copyright 1904; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, copyright 1908; The Road to Oz, copyright 1909; The Tin Woodman of Oz, copyright 1919; The Scarecrow of Oz, copyright 1915; and The Magic of Oz, copyright 1919; each in facsimile of the original editions ; Synposes: The Wizard of Oz: After a cyclone Dorothy find herself in the land of Oz where she seeks out the great wizard hoping he can return her to Kansas.; The Land of Oz: Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to the Emerald City in Oz where they save the city after it is captured by an army of girls who want to run it to suit themselves; and they then restore the rightful ruler to the throne.; The Road to Oz: In which is Related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter, Met on an Enchanted Road and Followed it All the Way to the Marvelous Land of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz : a faithful story of the astonishing adventure undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz and Polychrome, the Rainbow's daughter; The Scarecrow of Oz: The adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill take them to Oz where they help solve the problem of Pon, whose true love's heart has been turned to ice by witches.; The Magic of Oz : a faithful record of the remarkable adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap'n Bill, in their successful search for a magical and beautiful birthday present for Princess Ozma of Oz; slight fading to spines, else all in FINE condition, in the scarce slipcase. .

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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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        The Enormous Egg

      Little Brown Boston: Little, Brown. (1956). First. First edition. Illustrated by Louis Darling. Fine in a very slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Oft-reprinted, a beloved children's book about a New Hampshire boy whose hen hatches an enormous egg, with surprising results. Copies abound, but first editions are as scarce as hen's teeth. .

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        TIGER! TIGER!

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson, [1956] - Octavo, boards. First edition. This edition differs textually from the U.S. edition published the following year as THE STARS MY DESTINATION. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-19. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 20. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2168-72. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to corners and edges, tiny closed tear to upper edge of front panel, just a touch of age- darkening to upper edge of rear panel and spine panel. An attractive copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (#126553) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956 - A first Uk printing published by Sidgwick and Jackson in 1956.Near fine BOOK in near fine WRAPPER. Deep blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Clean endpapers and clean tight text block - though there is the usual age related tanning to the page edges pages due to the cheap quality paper used at that time . WRAPPER is not price clipped bearing the price of 12s 6d. The jacket is in lovely condition having the lightest of wear to the edges and ends of spine . One small closed tear ( 1/4 inch) to upper spine front fold.There is some markings to the rear cover but as such it is still remarkably clean for its age.A very BRIGHT copy and as such extremely scarce . An important science fiction story. English [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TIME FOR THE STARS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1956]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good first printing dust jacket (priced $2.75 on. front flap) with fraying and shallow loss at spine ends, rubbed. corner tips, and several small rub marks to rear spine fold. Overall,. an attractive example of the jacket. (#140591). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-520.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume II, The New World, signed by Churchill

      Here is an absolutely beautiful British first edition, second printing of Volume II of Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, signed by Churchill on the ffep "Winston S. Churchill" in blue ink. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was written just before the Second World War, but it was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The British first edition was published in four volumes between 1956 and 1958 and is regarded as one of the most beautiful first editions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. This second printing of Volume II was printed four months after the first printing, to which it is nearly identical. While the British first edition was beautiful, the books and dust jackets often did not age well. They commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting. Even collector grade first editions typically show some modest signs of age or use. This signed copy is a stunning exception - truly fine in a near-fine dust jacket. The red cloth binding is bright, clean, tight, and square with vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no visible wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and clean. The red-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color and extremely clean page edges. There is absolutely no spotting. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, or fading. The only two flaws are a slight staining to the spine where tape residue from an old dj protector has bled through from the back of the jacket and slight soiling at the upper edge of the rear face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(II).b, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball

      A.S. Barnes and Company New York: A.S. Barnes and Company. (1956). Revised edition. Lightly worn, top edge stained, very good without dustwrapper. Ownership signature of sportswriter and columnist David R. Condon of the Chicago Tribune. Condon has had this copy Signed by 25 major league baseball players including nine Hall of Famers: Casey Stengel, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Cochrane, Luke Appling, Edd Roush, Ted Lyons, Ray "Cracker" Schalk, Ed Walsh and Red Faber. Other players who have signed by their entries in the Encyclopedia are Walker Cooper, Emil Verban, Eddie Lopat, Rip Collins, Johnny Rigney, Jimmy Archer, Donie Bush, Bob Coleman, John Cooney, Lou Fiene, Snipe Hansen, Hub Hart, Tony Piet, Charlie Silvera, Eddie Stack and Milkman Jim Turner. A nice accumulation of signatures before collecting baseball autographs became an industry. .

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        Kulturhistorisk leksikon for nordisk for nordisk middelalder. Bind 1-22.

      København 1956 - 77. Leks. 8vo. Illustrert. Fargeplansjer. Orig. helsjirtingbd. med vareomsl. (Bind II og XVI er bundet i orig. skinnbd. med vareomsl

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        Letters of Juan Gris (1913 - 1927)

      Privatly printed, London 1956 hardcover This edition was been privatly printed for the editor, 300 copies only are for sale, all numbered (Copy num. 169). Translated and edited by Douglas Cooper, letters collected by Daniel - Henry Kahnweiler. Hardcover, dustjacket, pag. 222. Moderate wear on d

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        LADY CHATTERLEY. LITHOGRAFHIES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS DE SCHEM. PARIS DEUX-RIVES 1956 - VERSION PREMIERE TRADUITE DE L'ANGLAIS

      DEUX-RIVES 1956 4° pp. 322 fogli sciolti Tav. 1 originale "punta secca", litografie originali 16+1 (al frontespizio) a col. distribuite nt, raccolta di litografie in nero ft. "Exemplaire n. 67/200 sur vélin chiffon de lana avec 1 exemplaires de la pointes sèche originales

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        Life is good & good for you in New York: Trance Witness Revels

      Feltrinelli 1956 188 fotografie in nero a piena pagina. Allegato libretto di descrizione delle foto legato con punto metallico (16 pp.) Design di William Klein Sovracoperta con piccolissime riparazioni con nastro adesivo nella parte interna (DJ with small tape repairs on verso) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Un Américain à New-York et à Paris - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      René Julliard 1956 8vo A beautiful First Edition/First Printing in yellow wrappers in very Near Fine condition, edges very slightly rubbed, tight binding, large front and back innerfolds, original price of 390 fr. Goldstone/Payne A35b ; Translated from English into French by Jean-François Rozan. The first printing shows a "14 Mai 1956" on the colophon page

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        Picasso Lithographe III 1949-1956

      André Sauret Editions du Livre 1956 Notices et catalogue établis par Fernand Mourlot. La couverture et le frontispice sont deux lithographies originales faites par Picasso pour cet ouvrage. Alla copertina e al frontespizio 2 litografie originali di Picasso realizzate appositamente per questa edizione Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Enrico Baj

      Edizioni Schettini 1956 Con 4 litografie originali a colori a doppia pagina espressamente eseguite dall'Artista per questa monografia (cm 28,5x42,5). Numerose ill. in nero n.t. e XLII tavole in nero e a colori applicate. Nota biografica e bibliografia Lito tirate a Magenta presso la Litografica Fornaroli. Volume rilegato con tela stampata su disegno originale di Baj dalla Manifattura Artistica Isa di Busto Arsizio. Es. 417 Timbro di appartenenza (Owner's stamp) Molto buono (Very Good)

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        The Water Tower

      Chicago, 1956. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Signed. From edition of 100. Image measures 9" x 6.25". Rainy night city scene in Chicago. James Swann (1905-1985) was born in Texas. He moved to Chicago in 1933 where he became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

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        Photograph of Tom Blackburn by Arthur W. Knight

      Arthur Knight Petaluma, California: Arthur Knight. (No date - circa 1956). Large black and white vintage photograph of the western author and screenwriter Tom Blackburn, playing the banjo, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. A little wear to the mount, else fine. Inscribed by Blackburn to Arthur Knight on the image: "To Arthur: Who is an artist, a gentleman, and a man of impeccable tastes. Affectionately, Tom." Knight took up photography as a teenager and had some success with literary subjects: his photos appear on more than 200 dustjackets. He later became involved in the beat and counterculture scene and with his wife Kit Knight edited and published numerous works. Blackburn wrote several western novels, and wrote extensively for television and film. A large and attractive vintage print, inscribed to the photographer. .

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        TRUTH MAGAZINE - COMPLETE SET - VOL 1-21 1935 - 1956 - Mormon FLDS Fundamentalist Magazine

      1956. New Hardcover Brand new REPRINT of the entire run of the FLDS Mormon Fundamentalist Newspaper. 1000's of Pages. This is much like the Journal of Discourses for the Fundamental LDS members. ; In 1935, Joseph Musser published the first issue of the TRUTH magazine. Have you always wondered what the Fundamentalist Mormon position is on most LDS doctrine. Well here it is. Paul Musser was a great Mormon scriptorian, who understood the doctrines of the Fundamentalist movement and here began his mission to educate the world. The TRUTH magazine, a monthly publication, was circulated widely among the Ward members of the Mormon Church throughout the inter-mountain region. Joseph Musser used the magazine as a forum to promote the ideas of the Priesthood Council. The Lorin Woolley story was told of how the former Church president, John Taylor, had set the group of men apart to keep polygamy alive afterthe Church would abandoned it. Statements from the early presidents of the "Mormon" Church on the necessity of living polygamy were quoted extensively. It was not long until Musser acquired a number of followers who began seeking him out for counsel and advice. Little groups of people sprang up throughout the western region of the United States, from Idaho to southern California. As early as 1933, the Priesthood Council began holding cottage meetings in the Salt Lake Valley to tell their followers of the special commission that had been given them to keep polygamy alive. From these meetings the Truth Maga zine was born. ; 6.75" x 9.75"

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        The Return of the King

      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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        THINGS OF THIS WORLD. Signed

      New York: Harcort Brace & Company, 1956 Presentation Copy. First Edition. 8vo., 50pp. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize & the National Book Award. Inscribed to poet & Tufts professor John Holmes : "John & Doris / Love / Dick Wilbur / Tufts 1959". A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use. Among his students were poets John Ciardi, Maxine Kumin, Anne Sexton, George Starbuc & Philip Booth. "The greatest contribution of John Holmes, however, may have been the extraordinary impact he had on the lives of other poets. As a college teacher, of course, he influenced his students. His lifelong profession of poetry at Tufts resulted in the remarkable loyalty of hundreds of graduates. Holmes brought distinguished living poets to the Tufts campus long before poetry readings and poets-in-residence became a standard feature of academia. He organized workshops, summer conferences, adult education courses, but maybe even more important, parties, late night conversations, morning coffee -- for poetry, poetry, poetry." - by Doris Holmes Eyges, widow of the poet.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE SERPENT INK

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1956 Moscovitch, Henry. THE SERPENT INK. Toronto, Contact Press, 1956. 12mo., 35 pp. Stapled grey card covers in fine condition showing a bit of aging at the extremities. Published at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Irving Layton who recognized Moscovitch as a prodigy. So much promise. Very uncommon.$1250.00. 1st Edition.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples ['Chartwell' edition]

      Educational Book Company, [1956-58]4 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with very numerous plates, and maps and genealogical tables (the majority full-page) in the text, neat signature on front free endpapers, some very mild spotting to endpapers as often; original buckram gilt, gilt backs, morocco labels gilt, covers very lightly age-marked, a very good, bright, clean set. 'I agreed to allow the publishers of the illustrated edition of 'The Second World War' to name it after my country home near Westerham in Kent where so much of it had been written. As these special volumes of 'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples', also illustrated, are being brought out as a companion set, I feel it is appropriate that they, too, should be known as the 'Chartwell' edition' (Winston S. Churchill). This splendid edition of Churchill's last major work was issued on a subscription basis. See Woods, p.125.

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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      Faber & Faber, London, 1956. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First English Edition. Second Printing. Hard Cover First Edition. Second Impression ("First Published in England in mcmlvi" then "Second Impression February mcmlvi, " on the copyright page) of the Beckett's revolutionary work. Publisher's full saffron cloth, red lettering on spine. Publisher's note regarding performance rights and history bound in opposite the copyright page. [Federman & Fletcher 373.1]. A very good copy, square and tight, with the usual offsetting to the endpapers; former owner's name and date in a fine hand on ffep (Gloria Legge, Dublin, May '56), boards mildly sunned and offset, otherwise unmarked. The unclipped (9s 6p) pictorial dust jacket, now in Mylar, with Becket's photograph on the rear panel is only mildly chipped, with some former tape shadows, else fine. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 94 pp

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        NOTE AZZURRE. A cura di Dante Isella. ?Opere di Carlo Dossi? - Volume I.

      s.e. (ma Ricciardi Editore - Tipografia Maestri) 1956 In-8 p., 2 tomi, cartoncino orig. bianco con sovrac. muta in carta Ingres azzurra (un dorso con picc. restauro), cofanetto mod. in cartonato leggero, pp. XXII,(2),448, 2 cc.b.; (8),906,(6) (numeraz. continua), a fogli sciolti, illustrato f.t. da 16 tavole di ritratti in b.n. (una è il facsimile di una pagina dei quaderni delle ?Note?). I due frontespizi, senza riferimenti editoriali, portano l?indicazione ?Prove di stampa - Milano, dicembre 1956?. E? questo uno dei pochissimi esemplari dell?"edizione originale integrale" che Ricciardi aveva stampato nel 1955, avvalendosi della sapiente opera filologica di Dante Isella. A lavoro ultimato e con le copie pronte in tipografia, l?editore Ricciardi e Raffaele Mattioli, in un incontro con Franco Pisani (il figlio di Dossi) decisero di non procedere con l?edizione, prevista in due serie: 1.000 esempl. nn. in carta comune e 150 su carta Maslianico (numer. 1-99 + I-XXIV e il resto nn. f.c.), per timore di possibili azioni legali da parte degli eredi di alcuni personaggi citati nell?opera. ?Delle ca. 1.200 copie se ne sarebbero impaginate soltanto 138 (100 per me, 38 all?editore), da offrire graziosamente per uso riservatissimo agli studiosi?: così Franco Dossi in ?Libero tra boschi e prati?, p. 206. Questi esemplari corrispondono alla serie di testa in carta pregiata dell?ediz. Ricciardi 1955, confezionata in due tomi, a fogli sciolti, con elegante brossura azzurra, e posti in cofanetto. Da questa tiratura venne però rimosso qualsiasi riferimento editoriale: vennero sostituite le pp. (V)-(X) del primo tomo con un nuovo fascicolo (il nuovo frontesp. porta la dicitura ?Prove di stampa / Milano, Dicembre 1956? ed è assente la pagina con la ?Dichiarazione dell?editore?) e così pure il frontesp. del secondo tomo (cfr. Isella - Reverdini ?I libri di Carlo Dossi?, p. 117). La ns. copia - una delle 138 a fogli sciolti - porta, alla prima pagina bianca del tomo I°, una nota autografa del figlio dell?autore: ?Queste prove di stampa / sono affidate alla discrezione / e quindi alla responsabilità / di Camillo Giussani / Franco Pisani Dossi?. ?Carlo Alberto Pisani-Dossi (1849-1910) fu autore inattuale in vita, di fama crescente dopo morte, diventato ?di culto? ai giorni nostri. Legato alla Scapigliatura lombarda ha prodotto una quindicina di opere, una più rara dell?altra nelle edizioni originali. La più curiosa tra queste è una raccolta di aforismi, racconti, aneddoti, letture, una sorta di diario privato che Dossi tenne per tutta la vita e lasciò sotto forma di sedici quaderni, con le copertine azzurre, da cui il nome "Note azzurre".? Così Moosbrugger ?Le note bruciate di Dossi? (Wuz, 3, apr. 2002). Solo qualche fiorit. ai tagli esterni, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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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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        FRA CÉZANNE TIL SØNDERGAARD.

      Kbhvn. 1956. Rigt og smukt illustr. med farveplancher. 123 s. Opl. 300 numr. ekspl. Elegant priv. grønt helskindsbd. med blindtrykte dekorationer på ryg og permer, tegnet af Thyge Hvass, forgyldt topsnit. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster Eftf. 1956. (Henrik Park)

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        CIRCUS! From Rome to Ringling

      New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1956. 354 pages, illustrated with numerous historical photographs. Very light wear to boards. The jacket has minimal edge wear and some light chipping at the spine ends. Protected in a new mylar cover. Binding tight and square. No marks or stains. A nice clean copy of this comprehensive history with an outstanding collection of rare autographs from famous circus stars of the past. Signatures were collected in this book at the 1959 Police Circus in St. Louis, Missouri. The circus was produced by Al Dobritch, who has also signed the book. Signatures are from the Flying Wallendas (Karl Wallenda, Mario K. Wallenda, Carla Jordan Wallenda); The Flying Malkos (June Malko, Mike Malko), and four members from The Seven Ashtons (Douglas Ashton, Stanley Ashton, Jackie Ashton, and Goldie Ashton), and the following individuals: Al Dobritch, Lola Dobritch, Rose Gold, Tony Steele, Bill Bentlage, Tony Dorchester, Pietro Bizarro Droj, Belig Ezsias. A couple of names are illegible. Rose Gold appears to have signed her name two or three times. . SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+. CIRCUS ROME RINGLING BROTHERS BARNUM & BAILEY HISTORY AUTOGRAPHS SIGNATURES, FLYING WALLENDAS MALKOS SEVEN ASHTONS TONY STEELE ROSE GOLD. Catalogs: Circus.

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        Designs for a Nash Metropolitan Station Wagon

      [New York: 1956]. Pencil and pastel on paper, somewhat 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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        A REPORT ON THE AMERICAN JESUITS

      Farrar Straus and Cudahy NY: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956 First edition, first prnt. Signed by Bourke-White on the front free endpage. Also inscribed by Roger White, her younger brother, on the page. "to Walter Denilow 9/4/56 with the thought that you especially might enjoy this. Roger White." Spine topedge cloth very slightly pushed and faint, beginning toning on the pastedown and endpage front and back hinges. Dustjacket with minimal edgewear, mostly at the corners, chipping at the spine ends and beginning toning on the flap folds. Near Fine conditioin in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hardcover. Association Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        [Playbill]: Waiting for Godot

      The John Golden Theatre / The Playbill New York: The John Golden Theatre / The Playbill. April 23, 1956. Program. Octavo. 20pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Two small ink stamps on the last leaf and some light wear, near fine. Program for the second week of the first Broadway run, which starred Bert Lahr and E.G. Marshall in the roles they made famous. From the library of Edwin Erbe, Director of Publicity for New Directions. Scarce. .

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        Picasso a la Cigarette, Cannes

      np np: np. No Binding. Fine. STRIKING PHOTOGRAPH OF PICASSO by renowned French photographer Lucien Clergue. Signed by Clergue. Edition: number 3 of 9. Silver print, 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches (34.3x26.7 cm.), signed by Clergue in ink on recto and signed again on verso with title, date, and edition notation (3/9), in ink, on verso. Photo taken in 1956; one of an edition of nine printed in 1997.

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        Go in Beauty

      Harper & Brothers 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.

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        Die drei Falken. Eine Erzählung.

      4°, 61 S., 9 farb. Orig.-Graph., OHPgt. i. Schuber., Schuber berieben. Buch tadell. Ex. 154/350. 7. Druck der Trajanus-Presse. Von W. Bergengrün und vom Illustrator Felix Hoffmann im Impressum handsign. Der Druck erfolgte auf Trajanus-Bütten der Papierfabrik Hahnemühle. Mit 9 farb. Original-Holzschnitten v. Hoffmann.

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        Photograph of Irving Shulman by Arthur W. Knight

      First. Large black and white 1950s vintage photograph of the author Irving Shulman concentrating on a chess board, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 12" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight -- Petaluma" on the rear. Light wear to the edge of the artist board, still fine. Two stickers on the back from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California (and where the photo took 4th place in the advanced category). Inscribed by Shulman on the artist board below the image: "3/30/56 For Arthur Knight -- with really many thanks. Irving Shulman." Knight took up photography as a teenager and had some success with literary subjects: his photos appear on more than 200 dustjackets. He later became involved in the beat and counterculture scene and with his wife Kit Knight edited and published numerous works. Shulman wrote many novels including The Amboy Dukes, The Square Trap, Cry Tough!, and The Big Brokers. He also wrote the screenplay for Rebel Without a Cause. An attractive and striking vintage image. .

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        Requiem pour une nonne [Requiem for a Nun]

      Gallimard Paris: Gallimard. (1956). First. First French edition. Fine in wrappers and fine, unprinted tissue dustwrapper. One of 85 numbered copies. .

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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1956. First. First edition. Fine with ink owner name on front pastedown in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing on the front panel, and two tiny tears barely worthy of mention. The third of the author's three Houghton Mifflin hardcover westerns, from early in Leonard's career. He has gone on to become one of the most successful mystery novelists working today, and several of his works have been adapted to film. Only a small number of hardcover copies of this edition were printed, and most of them went to libraries (when copies surface on the market they usually have replaced endpapers and remnants of library markings). A superior copy of a notable rarity, avidly sought by both western and mystery collectors. .

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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions

      American Inst 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.

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        Zoo Quest to Guiana [with] Zoo Quest for a Dragon [with] Zoo Quest in Paraguay [with] Quest in Paradise [with] Zoo Quest to Madagascar [with] Quest under Capricorn. [THE 'ZOO QUEST' SEQUENCE COMPLETE IN DUST-WRAPPERS]

      Lutterworth Press, [1956-63]. 6 vols., 8vo., First Editions, with coloured frontispieces and very numerous coloured and monochrome plates throughout, neat inscription on front free endpaper of second volume; cloth, gilt backs, a very good, clean set in the d/w (one wrapper price-clipped), the wrapper of the first volume rubbed and chafed with small label scar and minor loss at extremities.A VERY GOOD, BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN THE ORIGINAL COLOURFUL DUST-WRAPPERS OF ATTENBOROUGH'S EARLIEST BOOKS, recording his 'Zoo Quest' animal-foraging expeditions in many different territories. Well-illustrated and delightfully written, these early titles display much of the talent and infectious charm that has since made their author a naturalist, broadcaster and presenter of world renown.The series captures well the appeal of his first-ever television series 'Zoo Quest' that ran on the BBC from 1954-1964. It also gave rise, incidentally (in those far-off pre-computer days), to a highly popular board game!The sequence comprises 'Zoo Quest to Guiana' (1956), 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon' (1957), 'Zoo Quest to Paraguay' (1959), 'Quest in Paradise' (1960), 'Zoo Quest to Madagascar' (1961) and 'Quest under Capricorn' (1963). A volume of extracts titled 'The Zoo Quest Expeditions' was published for a new generation of readers in 1980.Complete sets are seldom offered for sale.

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        Great Flower Books 1700-1900 a Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely Illustrated Flower Books

      Collins 1956. x., 94 pp, illustrated with lovely colour plates. In the publisher's half green morocco with marbled boards, and slipcase. One of 295 copies on Amstel special mould made paper, signed by Sitwell and Blunt. Near fine, save some offsetting to the edges of the fep's from the morocco corners. 104a

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        The Collection Sung-temmoku of Dr. Nils Palmgren.

      1956. 8 pages of typed text + 7 original colourphotograps. Text and photos on handmade Lessbopaper. Bound in light brown full morocco. Title in blind on upper board. (Linde, Göteborg). Slighly faded spine with small spot. 28,5 x 21,5 cm.. 53 objects described

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