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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Cassell and Co, Ltd., London, 1956. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill. 4 volume set in dust jackets. First edition, first issues. Publisher: Cassell and Co, Ltd., London, 1956-1958. First printings with copyright statements: First published 1956, 1956, 1957, & 1958. Dust jackets are in near fine condition, some toning to the spines and top edges. Small nicks at the top spine corner. Jackets are not price clipped with a price of 30s. Net. Bindings are in fine condition. Contents clean. 416, 344, 332, 322 pages. A very nice set!!! Inventory #11-237.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        A History of the English Speaking Peoples. In four volumes

      58 - London - Cassell and Company, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Churchill's two-thousand-year history, in the original unclipped dustwrappers. Featuring a number of maps and genealogical tables. The front free-endpapers have the ink signatures of Wilfrid S. Andrews, Christ's College Chapel and Holt, Norfolk, dated 1956 to 1958. A number of pages of notes on headed paper from Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, and two relevantnewspaper clippings,have been loosely inserted. Condition: In cloth bindings, with unclipped dustwrappers. Externally excellent with just a little shelfwear. The dustwrappers have slight chipping and small closed tears, with slight marks. The spines and inner margins are slightly sunned, with some foxing to the folds. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with occasional foxing prominent to first and last few pages and textblock edges. Overall: VERY GOOD in very good dustwrappers..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Proof copies

      Cassell and Company. Ltd. London. 1956- 58. PROOF COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo. (9.4 x 6.1 inches). Main body of text is contained except the prefaces and indexes. Overall a very good, clean set in the original card wraps with titles, author, publisher and publication dates, plus the words Proof Copy, on each front cover. The others are blank. Spines a little darkened, and some corners a bit creased and bumped but overall a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Double Star (First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped, with a few short closed tears overall, and a three-inch tear to the front spine fold, professionally repaired. Heinlein's first Hugo Award-winning novel, scarce in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Living and the Dead (First UK Edition)

      London: Hutchinson, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. also first edition in English and first in hardcover, preceded by the French edition. Very Good plus in an about Very Good, first issue dust jacket with a price of 10/6 at the bottom of the front flap. Book is quite clean, with a small dampstain at the top of the front board (pages and jacket not affected). Jacket is lightly chipped along the top and bottom edge, with a slightly larger triangular chip (about 1/3-inch deep) at the top of the front panel, and rubbing to the rear panel. Basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic film, Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Quiet Days In Clichy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle, 1956. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine-. First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), printed from the negatives on glossy photographic stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, printed paper spine label. Just about Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which is becoming less common in collectible condition. Provenance: decorative period book plate to first blank. A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, that contains a second story, “Mara-Marignan," both dating from the same period as Tropic of Cancer, when Miller was an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. A few months after Miller returned to New York, in 1940, he was, as usual, flat-broke. A quick moneymaking opportunity arose when a man named Barnet Runer arranged for Miller to write pornography at a dollar a page for an Oklahoma erotica collector named Roy M. Johnson. Early drafts of “Mara-Marignan” and “Quiet Days in Clichy” were the result. Johnson was not impressed; he found them to be “too poetic," and the manuscripts for both stories went missing—“lost for over ten years,” Miller wrote in 1956—then "turned up miraculously—where I won’t say now"—after which Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year, for publication a few months later. This first edition was published in Paris, in June 1956, with photographs of 1930s Paris (street-scenes of prostitutes; sailors fondling women in cafes, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, and drinking) by Brassai. "In 1933 Miller wrote to a friend of his intention 'to make a niche for him (Brassai) in this present book.' The illustrations Miller obtained from Brassai never went into "Tropic Cancer'," but were used instead in "Quiet Days in Clichy" twenty-three years later, "because one of the principal themes of my book is the street'" and "to show, rather than hide, the erotic aspects of the city." (Blinder, A Self-Made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller, p. 71). Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        FORBIDDEN PLANET

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy,. [1956]. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to. extremities, small closed tear to lower front panel near spine fold.. A quite superior copy and very scarce in this condition. (#134525). First edition. Novelization of the classic 1950s science fiction film starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, and Robby the Robot. The story is based on "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        SOME TREES

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in just about Fine dustwrapper with slight tanning to the spine and a tiny closed tear at the rear. Poet's first trade book, one of only 817 copies, with a foreword by W. H. Auden. Mostly erased but still visible pencil signature of Donald M. Allen on the front endpaper, editor of the important anthology, THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY 1945-1960, that helped to solidify the post-war non-academic movement of poetry in the United States. Also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet in 1999 on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Picasso: Peintures; Dessins; Gravures rares

      Cannes, France: Galerie 65, 1956. (Signed 1st edition). Paperback. VERY GOOD+. Signed by Duclaud, dated (4 Aout 1958) and inscribed " For Madame Marie Lazare with my amitie". Faint shelfwear and age yellowing to exterior cover edges. Interior as new. Dedication -"Je remercie Monsieur Picasso pou le couverture en lithigraphie originale de ce catalogue ainsi que pour l'affiche de l'Exposition." 64 pages (6-1/2"x4/3/8" - 120x85cm). 27 black & white, full-page prints, 1 photo. Text in French. Limited edition: 1500 copies. Cover lithograph was created by Picasso specifically for this catalog.

      [Bookseller: Rainy Day Paperback Exchange]
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        Etching. Etching from a Cancelled Plate as issued in Derriere Le Miroir "10 Ans d'Edition 1946-1956' published by Maeght Editeur.

      Maeght Editeur., Paris 1956 - Etching from a Cancelled Plate as issued in Derriere Le Miroir "10 Ans D'Edition 1946-1956' published by Maeght Editeur.In excellent condition.Image size 120 x 85mm [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        The Correspondence Of Alexander Pope

      Clarendon Press, 1956. Good, ex reference library, all volumes with one partially removed stamp on prelims, one stamp in margin of early text page, two vertical lengths of sellotape on covers, new endpapers. Hardback, 8vo, complete five volume set, approximately 500 pp per volume, maroon cloth, gilt spines, pictorial djs edited by George Sherburn.

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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        Diamonds Are Forever - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An impeccable First Edition/First Impression, Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper with original price of 12s.6d. net ; In the fourth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, Agent 007 is assigned by M to infiltrate the highly expensive world of the diamond smuggler. Posing as a petty diamond thief, Bond meets beautiful Tiffany Case and gets inside information on how the diamonds are getting all the way from Africa to Nevada. The seventh film in the EON Productions film franchise and the last to star Sean Connery as James Bond. Bond Girls are Jill St. John and Lana Wood .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Country Life Magazine

      1956 - London - Country Life Magazine, 1955 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six volumes of Country Life magazine. Includes some lovely full page advertisements and colour illustrations. Volume 118 part onecontains July 7th to September 29th, 1955. Volume 118 parttwo contains October 6th to December 29th, 1956. Volume 119 part one contains January 5th to March 29th, 1956. Volume 119 parttwo contains April 5thto June 28th, 1956. Volume 120 part one contains July 5th to September 27th, 1956. Volume 120 parttwo contains October 4th to December 27th. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. The pursuits and interests covered include hunting, shooting, farming, equestrian news and gardening and there are regular news and opinion pieces as well as a firm engagement with rural politics. There are reviews of books, food and wine, art and architecture, and antiques and crafts. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with just a little shelfwear and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians

      London: Heinemann,, 1956. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. A little loss of size to lower corner of rear cover, spine slightly rolled, faint spotting to endpapers and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket that is tanned to the spine and edges and has a nick at the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Smith to fellow author C. Henry Warren on the front free endpaper, "To Henry with love from Dodie. Flinchingfield, Essex. November 1956". Also with an inserted Christmas card inscribed by the author, "From Dodie & Alec" and a photo taken on the Queen Mary of the author and her husband Alec Beasley.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Story of Jazz

      New York: Oxford University Press, , 1956. Octavo, original blue cloth, title in silver to the spine. In the dust jacket. 16 plates. Cloth very lightly rubbed at the tips, light partial toning to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits and faded spine panel. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Libby – you know [underlined] who my favourite sister is!" A landmark jazz history by the founder of the Institute of Jazz Studies. One of the most influential, if controversial, of all jazz studies, translated into twelve languages and never out of print since its first publication in 1956. Stearns was one of the first jazz scholars to examine in detail the West African musical tradition and to argue for the vital role role it played in the development of jazz. Not often found in collectable condition, rarer still inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jeanne Eagels (Original screenplay, Art Director Ross Bellah's copy)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1956. Final draft script for the 1957 film, "Jeanne Eagels," directed by George Sidney, based on an original story by Daniel Fuchs, written for the screen by Fuchs, John Fante, and Sonya Levien, and starring Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, and Agnes Moorehead. & & A film based on the life story of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels, who bounced from beauty contest loser to carnival dancer to stage actress to Hollywood starlet, only to lose in the end to depression, alcohol, and drugs. Producer-director George Sidney found this ideal material for the literary likes of Fuchs and his contemporary Fante, and the resulting film is a dark but somewhat campy biopic that is rarely seen today. An important intersection between two major literary figures; Fuchs was a key New York writer of mid-century proletarian fiction, and Fante a west coast novelist whose star rose toward the end of his life. Fante's legacy today is due largely to the accolades of Robert Towne and, in particular, Charles Bukowski, who discovered Fante's "Ask the Dust" at an early age, and later famously called Fante his "god." & & Green studio wrappers, lacking rear wrapper but otherwise complete, stamped FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, and dated December 11, 1956. This was Art Director Ross Bellah's copy, with his holograph pencil name on the front wrapper, and numerous penciled sketches and notations by him throughout, on both rectos and versos. Credit on the front wrapper for "George Sidney Productions," no screenwriter credits are present on the front wrapper or title page, but being that all three screenwriters were credited in the film and that The final draft, it would be correct to assign credit to all three for the content. Title page present, with a date of December 11, 1956, and credits for George Sidney Productions, 165 leaves, mimeograph, a "rainbow copy" with numerous white pages and blue, pink, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between December 12, 1956 and March 1, 1957. Pages Very Good front wrapper about Very Good, bound with two tarnished gold brads. In a custom quater leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Femme et Faunes Portfolio with 13 prints after Picasso

      Femme et Faunes by Antonina Vallentin. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1956. Specimen of the editor on paper Richard de Bas. COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF THIRTEEN POCHOIRS OF DRAWINGS AFTER PICASSO (NOT 12 POCHOIRS AS USUAL, BUT 12 + ONE EXTRA). PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND IN COLORS, ON WOVE PAPER SPECIALLY WATERMARKED FOR THIS EDITION. Limited and numbered edition of which our copy is N: 3/200. The 13 pochoirs are executed by Jacomet, well preserved in the original beige cloth slipcase. Edition : 200 copies + 26 copies H.C. Size : 50 x 35 cm. Light stains and some creases are on the prints, but they?re still in good condition. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        RODIN [Text by Sommerville Story]

      London: Phaidon Press LTD, 1956. First edition. With the engraved bookplate of J.R. Abbey, whose book collection was one of the largest and one of the most remarkable of his generation. He is perhaps best known for his collection of fine bindings and travel books. Two Arts Council exhibitions of bindings from his collection show that he was attracted by the strong geometric pattern designs and vibrant colour use of contemporary English and French binders. With 92 black and white plates of sculptures by Rodin plus two portraits of the artist and a drawing by him. 4to, in a very fine signed modernist binding by master binder Arthur Johnson, dated 1958. The binding is of full black morocco, each board with two large and deeply recessed conecle shaped areas boldly dashed in a mirrored design of gilt lines and curves, the spine with simple yet bold gilt lettering, gilt triple-ruled turn-ins and blue endpapers. t.e.g., housed in a navy blue slipcase with a felt lined, cloth covered chamise. 13, plates, [2] pp. Very fine, the binding pristine and as new. A SUPERB COPY, IN A VERY IMPRESSIVE AND EARLY SIGNED BINDING BY ARTHUR JOHNSON, AND FROM A HIGHLY NOTED COLLECTION OF FINE BINDINGS OWNED BY J.R. ABBEY. Arthur Johnson was a leading designer bookbinder and teacher. Johnson's own designs were bold, with a keen sense of colour and contrast. While he studied at colleges of art in Hornsey, Hammersmith and Camberwell, Johnson had begun to teach bookbinding at Hammersmith. Most instructors in bookbinding, he saw, were journeymen from the best trade workshops. While he recognised and admired their achievements in forwarding and finishing, he thought their design work deplorable - "their covers were reminiscent of carpets and chocolate boxes". Feeling the need to exchange ideas with like-minded people, in 1950, the year Johnson gained his Art Teacher's Diploma, he became a founder member of the Hampstead Guild of Scribes and Bookbinders. Bernard Middleton was another member and is still active in the field, as were Sally Lou Smith, Elizabeth Greenhill, Edgar Mansfield, Trevor Jones, Ivor Robinson and Philip Smith. The name of the group was changed first, to The Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders, and then to Designer Bookbinders. Johnson wrote a number of books on the subject. These include The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding (1978), The Practical Guide to Craft Bookbinding (1985), The Practical Guide to Book Repair and Conservation (1988), Lettering on Books (1993) and The Repair of Cloth Bindings (2002).

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Orpheus - Orphic Art

      New York: Henri Martin Barzun, 1956. Henri Martin Barzun, a leading intellectual of the French Modernist movement centered in New York and Paris inscribes this volume to another world famous 'expert' in French poetry, Germaine Bree. Both these French 'experts' worked and taught in the USA. Included is a short hand written letter from Prof. Barzun to Prof. Bree summing up Barzun's work in his lifelong field of 'Orphic Art'.. Inscribed By Henri Martin Barzin. First Edition. Stiff Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Privately Printed.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        WORLD OF CHANCE

      London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Johannesburg, New York, Toronto: Rich and Cowan,. [1956]. boards.. Formerly Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name ink-stamped on rear. free endpaper, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A brilliant copy of. an elusive book. (#135227). First British (and first hardcover) edition. The author's first book. Issued earlier in the U.S. as a paperback original by Ace Books as SOLAR LOTTERY (1955). Texts differ considerably, "Ace wanted revisions and Rich & Cowan wanted revisions, both different, so the author satisfied them both." - Levack 38. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-67.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A Vision of Order

      Herefordshire: Whittington Press, 2011. Folio. One of thirty-five deluxe copies signed by the author/artist, Andrew Anderson, with an additional portfolio containing a signed proof of "Apple Girl," and a print of "The Rock of Cashel," comprised of nine sheets joined together to form an architectural rendering of the medieval cathedral measuring 4 ½ x 3 feet. A monumental collection of thirty-five linocuts of cathedrals and medieval structures by Anderson, presented full-size, with the artist's commentary on each of the illustrations. Anderson has been a practicing architect for most of his career, and began making wood-engravings and linocuts in 1956, when he was nineteen years old. Early on, he became deeply influenced by Eric Gill, but eventually discovered his own voice as an artist by referencing architectural elements and mixing images with lettering and symbolism. Bound in boards printed with one of Anderson's illustrations in red, backed in violet. The additional prints are in a matching portfolio, and both book and portfolio are housed in a gray solander box. Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri. Translated from the Latin by Paul Turner. Line-Engravings by Mark Severin

      (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1956. Octavo. 68pp. From an edition of 300, this is one of 75 specially bound copies with an extra suite of the illustrations taken from the copperplates, including an additional one that is not in the book. This fifth-century novel, full of pirates, dreams, and lovers' difficulties, had not been translated since 1576. Small indent near spine foot and light sunning to spine, else fine in full-orange morocco, with gilt-stamped illustrations front and back. In a cloth slipcase, which shows slight fraying to edges. T.e.g. (Cock-a-Hoop 203).

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        The Nature of Passion [Inscribed Association Copy]

      London: George Allen and Unwin. (1956). The second novel by this author who won the Booker Prize twenty years later for Heat and Dust. She also became an accomplished screenwriter for Merchant-Ivory productions, winning two Oscars and being nominated for a third. This copy is inscribed by Jhabvala: "For Tarla and Homey - with all my love - Ruth. January '57." The name "JHABVALA" and a Geneva address written on the pastedown under the front flap. The recipients appear to have been relatives of her husband, living in Switzerland at the time. A nice family association copy of an early novel, well before the author's most significant critical and commercial successes. Spine slanted; near fine in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Watercolor drawing of Madeline

      c. 1956. Watercolor and ink on paper, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. Matted and framed. Signed by Bemelmans. This shoulder-length portrait of Bemelmans’s most enduring character is done in the later, bold style encountered in Madeline and the Bad Hat, and it shows red-headed Madeline wearing her characteristic wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a blue ribbon and high-collared shirt with a blue neckpiece. Although Bemelmans was quite prolific, original drawings of Madeline seldom appear on the market. Slight mat burn, else fine in a lightly worn wood frame.

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        Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owen With Drawings by Ben Shahn

      Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1956. First, Limited Edition. Folio (33cm). Original morocco-backed paper-covered boards in publisher's slipcase; unpaged [28pp]. One of 365 copies in the regular edition (there were also 35 copies with a signed proof). Frontispiece is a portrait of Wilfred Owen, drawn by Shahn and printed from a block by Leonard Baskin; text includes 15 lithographs after original illustrations by Shahn. Mild wear and soil to slipcase; touch of foxing to endpapers; Near Fine. Shahn's file copy, unsigned but with estate bookplate tipped onto front pastedown. & & Superbly produced collection of Owen's anti-war poems, accompanied by Shahn's graphic depictions of the brutality of war. The colophon states that only the first thirty-five "deluxe" copies were bound in half-leather; in fact the entire edition was bound thus; but only the "deluxe" copies include the signed proof of the Owen portrait, not present here.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Place in Fiction

      Reprinted from the January 1956 issue of The South Atlantic Quarterly,, 1956. Octavo. Single gathering of 8 leaves, wire stitched in cover wrappers printed in black. Wrappers just a little marked but an excellent copy. First Edition, Offprinted. One of about 50 copies. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "For Bobbie Gafford who sat through it in Birmingham Eudora Welty". The recipient was Charlotte Gafford the Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her nickname "Bobbie" seems universally to have been used. Place in Fiction is Welty's major literary statement and provided the title essay in her collection published a few years later.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PLACE IN FICTION

      [Np]: Reprinted from THE SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY, January, 1956.. Stapled printed wrappers. Upper wrapper a bit darkened and spotted, with a couple ink squiggles, otherwise a very good copy. First separate issue, reported as being one of about fifty copies specially gotten up for distribution by the author and publisher. The pagination remains the same as in the periodical appearance. This copy is inscribed by Welty on the front wrapper to one of her former editors at Harcourt, Lambert Davis, and his wife, as a New Year's greeting. POLK C20 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape 1956 - FIRST EDITION, Third Impression, being the RAREST of the Jonathan Cape printings by a country mile- just 999 copies were produced [Gilbert]. Original black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt-embossed coin motif to upper cover, lettered in gilt to the spine, without the jacket. A clean, bright, near fine copy with slight reading lean to the spine and inoffensive scratch to lower edge. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography A2a (3). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.. First edition of the fourth James Bond novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Lionel from Ian with affection". An excellent bright copy with light wear in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine extremities. The fourth novel in the James Bond series. Rare signed and inscribed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1956, 1956. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding B, which is the rarer of the two first impression bindings. Octavo, 257 pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott. No inscriptions. Some light spotting to text block, covers are fine. Price-clipped jacket is near fine. A clean, bright copy of a previously unrecorded variant [Gilbert]. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, A4a (1.2).

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the fourth James Bond novel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Octavo, original black cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. Book near-fine, dust jacket with tape reinforcement to verso and a few small spots of restoration.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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. Binding fresh. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, nicked, and toned jacket with some short closed tears, creasing, and small marks. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Diamonds Are Forever [Bond Series Number Four]

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1956. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good+/Poor) A tidy copy, in a very tatty dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Book has very light foxing on the prelims and page ends and erased pencil name on the free front endpaper. Dust jacket has heavy browning, numerous tears some of them very long, extensive tape repairs and tape stains, heavy chipping at the head and foot of the spine and overall very brittle. 15266. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [7 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request.] .

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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        MACARTHUR. HIS RENDEZVOUS WITH HISTORY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE BURNING HILLS

      NY: Jason Press, 1956. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by L'Amour on the front free endpage. "For Jimmy - Hollywood's most famous Starr, Louis L'Amour July 8th, 1956." 8vo. Minimal shelfwear, mostly at the cloth spine ends, faint front board corner dampstain and a larger one (extending aprx three inches) on the rear boad edge; dustjacket with chipping at spine ends, shelfwear along spine folds, tiny closed tear on the front panel bottom edge and a corresponding dampstain on the rear panel flap fold (which is not objectionable, looking more like toning than a dampstain); altogether, clean and still bright. Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Jimmy Starr (1904-1990) was an actor, screenwriter and Hollywood film columnist. Inscribed and Dated by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Seize the Day [Signed -- Jack Palance&#39;s Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Very Good + copy -- Near Fine for this title -- of the first edition, first printing (light fading to spine and to topstain, spine ends lightly pushed, some shelf marking and a tiny indentation at the base of each board), in a Very Good + dust jacket which is Near Fine for this title (expected handling soil, spine faded as is frequently the case with this dust jacket, a touch of fading to the upper right corner of the front panel -- less than often seen, some tiny closed tears at the top and bottom panel and spine edges, tiny chip at the spine tail), SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW on the title page. A rather nice copy of Saul Bellow&#39;s scarce fourth book which includes the title Novella, three additional short stories ("A Father-to-Be", "Looking for Mr. Green", and "The Gonzaga Manuscripts") and a one-act play titled "The Wreckers". One of the works for which Bellow is best known, critic James Wood declared it to be one of the great works of Twentieth Century Literature. The title novella, which presents one day in the life of salesman Tommy Wilhelm, a middle-aged worldly failure, provided the basis for the 1986 movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Jerry Stiller. Three times a winner of the National Book Award for Fiction ("The Adventures of Augie March", "Herzog" and "Mr. Sammler&#39;s Planet"), Saul Bellow also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for "Humboldt&#39;s Gift") and the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work". The Press Release issued in connection with his 1976 Nobel Prize noted particularly the "mature mastery" of "Seize the Day" and noted that "[w]ith its exemplary command of subject and form, this last novel has received the accolade as one of the classic works of our time." Signed copies of the book are quite scarce. This copy belonged to actor Jack Palance has the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property is loosely laid in. A Very Good + (Near Fine for this title) copy of one of the 20th Century&#39;s major works, with an EXCELLENT PROVENANCE, SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Seize the Day

      New York: Viking, 1956. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the spine ends. Some soiling to the front and rear panel. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Price of $3.00 is present on the front flap with a light pencil mark through it. Bellow&#39;s uncommon fourth book which contains the titled novella--a day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm--and three short stories. Signed by the author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Barbarous Coast

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1956. Octavo. Original orange and white patterned boards, titles to spine black on white ground. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, lower edge of boards lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the jacket with tanned and nicked spine panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch and Pidge, with affection, and with the hope that you won&#39;t take my title too seriously. Ken, May 1, 1956". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author&#39;s books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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