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        OBRAS COMPLETAS . ( 9 Vols )

      Editorial : Aguilar 1956-1964 - Madrid 1956-1959-1964 . Encuad : Plena piel con dorados , papel biblia , cinta punto de lectura , Retrato o caricatura autor en frontis de cada Vol. Vols I a VII con los cortes decorados , Vols. VIII y IX , de posterior edición , con los cortes pintados ( sin decorar ) . 9,5 x 14cms. 1000pag. cada Vol. ( aprox ) . Tema : Obras Completas , Autores Hispanos Contemporaneos . Libros en buen estado , Vol I con ligero difuminado del decorado en corte superior , Vol IV con pequeño roce en lomera superior . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) . ***Si no queda satisfecho le devolvemos el dinero*** .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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      Cape 1956 - First edition. Black boards with embossed silver diamond vignette and blind stamped diamond design to boards. A very good copy, slight wear to the spine ends and neat contemporary ownership name and date on front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Swifts In A Tower

      Methuen 1956 - First Edition. Unblemished Hardback. The Clipped Dj Has Minimal Edgewear. A Most Attractive Copy. Photos Available On Request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shadow Books]
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      Macmillan Company 1956 Wear to bottom of spine. Small closed tear to page 3; Special limited edition published in 1956 commemorating the new headquarters of WSB and WSB-TV in Atlanta, 'White Columns on Peachtree' was the name of the new building ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 1037 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      Heinemann, Melbourne, London, Toronto, 1956 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full white morocco, with black onlay patches (imitating a Dalmatian's colouring), title to spine gilt, original pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a black leather entry slip case. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Fine. Here is premium, collector-grade British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The first British edition is regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking, illustrated dust jackets. Churchill seems to have taken an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication. He told his doctor: "it is not necessary to break the back of the book to keep it open. I made them take away a quarter of an inch from the outer margins of the two pages and then add the half-inch so gained to the inner margin." He was clearly satisfied with the result, remarking with pardonable exuberance "It opens like an angel's wings." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.1184) Unfortunately, as beautiful as the first editions are, they proved somewhat fragile. The dust jackets commonly suffer significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting, and the books typically bear spotting and fading of the red-stained top edges. This, then, is a set worthy of attention - near-fine plus volumes in remarkably fine dust jackets. This set came to us in extremely old, homemade dust jacket protectors. As a consequence, the dust jackets are virtually as-new - improbably crisp, beautifully clean, entirely unfaded, and showing virtually no wear. Shelf presentation is superlative. One must handle hundreds of sets - as we have - to truly appreciate how rare jackets are in such condition. The sole detraction is tiny, barely discernable tape scars on a few of the dust jacket flaps where tape from the homemade dust jacket protectors made contact with the jacket paper. The dust jackets are now protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise noteworthy. The bindings are flawless with sharp corners, bright gilt, and no wear. The contents are bright with no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a date stamp "Oct 57" on the Volume III ffep. The red topstain remains uniformly dark and unfaded across all four volumes. The sole flaw that prevents our grading these volumes as truly fine is spotting to the fore and top edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Privately Printed 1956 - A very fine complete collection of 25 original woodblock prints on "Seki-Shu" Japanese paper in a limited edition of 102 of which this is number 47. The prints are housed in a putty colored paper box with a paper title on the spine. The folding cover has separated from the box and has a clear tape attempt at repair. The portfolio contains a title page, contents page, 25 prints and a colophon page (all pages signed and numbered). A few corners with tiny crimps. I believe Mr. Stein has work in many museums and this book is in the Smithsonian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders

      Collins, London 1956 - This is the first English-language edition of Calvino's first book, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun and inscribed by Colquhoun in the year of publication. Tiny corner bumps; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with slight spine fading, light chipping to corners and crown, and a small creased edge tear. Colquhoun also translated or co-translated several of Calvino's later books, such as The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Nonexistent Knight, The Watcher, Difficult Loves, Our Ancestors, and Adam, One Afternoon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines, red top-stain. With supplied dust jackets. All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. A little used, top-stain faded, cloth slightly spotted, volume IV sunned on the spine, foxed on the edges and endpapers, front hinge of volume I cracked but sound. First editions, first impressions. This set inscribed in volumes I, II, and IV, to Percy W. Cox, and signed on the half-title of volume III. The first volume is inscribed to Cox "from his sincere friend" for Christmas 1955, some four months before publication on St. George's Day, 1956. Percy Cox was Churchill's trusted land agent and estates manager at Chartwell in the 1940s and 50s, doing much to improve the productivity of the farms, Churchill sending one of his Chartwell Bulletins to Clemmie in 1950, writing that; "A good plan of cultivation is on foot, approved by Mr. Cox who is most helpful" (Gilbert, VIII, p. 523). 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Laborintus - Laszo Varga: XXVII poesie, 1951-1954

      Editrice Magenta - Varese 1956 - I edizione, autografo dell’autore, in 16°, brossura ed. con risvolti e velina, pp.49, collana ’Oggetto e simbolo’ 6, piccolo strappo alla velina per il resto ottimo s 044

      [Bookseller: laboratorio del libro]
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        Snow Land (Yukiguni) [Signed]

      Mainichi Shimbum, Tokyo, Japan 1956 - Softcovered book with an original dustjacket, housed in an original slipcase. The list of the plates' data is included. Signed by Hamaya with a dedication in ink with Japanese brush on its reverse side of the preface. A rectangle sized critique is attached on a front of the slipcase. This slipcase is sunburned and its edges are partly teared and worn. The dustjacket is partly rubbed, especially its spine side is wornsome. However the book itself still keep good condition although some margins are lightly sunburned. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: booksGYOZANDO]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor

      London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Here is a beautiful four-volume set of British first editions, inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume III to his friend and financial advisor Major Arthur Lewis Ball. The five-line inscription inked in blue on the ffep reads: "To / Arthur Lewis Ball / from / Winston S. Churchill / October 1957". A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. Major Arthur Lewis Ball, Esq. was Churchill's friend and financial advisor. Ball was manager of Lloyd's, Cox's & King's Branch at 6 Pall Mall, where Churchill banked. Ball lived at Tunbridge Wells and would call in at Chartwell on his way up to London. There is a good record of Ball's correspondence with Churchill, particularly in the 1950s when A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was published. When Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature and the prize funds were paid into his account at Lloyd's Bank, Ball wrote to Churchill "I should like to add my congratulations and best wishes" (Letter of 11 December 1953). In 1957, Ball wrote a condolence letter to Churchill regarding his old cavalry unit, the 4th Hussars. Churchill replied on his personal letterhead on 12 August 1957 "I am so much obliged to you for your thought in writing me a letter of condolence on the disappearance of my Regiment as a separate unit. It is indeed sad, and ill-advised. Thank you also very much for your offer to assist me with the non-public funds of the Regiment. I know that they will find this most helpful." Two months later, Churchill would inscribe this first edition, first printing copy of Volume III of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to Ball. The first British editions are regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. Unfortunately, while the British first editions were lovely, 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 set would be notable for condition even without the author's inscription. The inscribed Volume III is a particularly stunning example - truly fine in a fine dust jacket. The author's inscription on the ffep is in excellent condition - unfaded with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. 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. Searching for flaws, we find only three tiny spots to the text block fore edge. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, fading, or soiling. The remaining three volumes in the set are likewise truly fine examples. All three bindings are clean, tight, and square. The contents of all three are clean and bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color and clean page edges. The dust jackets are all unclipped, bright, complete, with no losses and only fractional wear at extremities. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Orlando Furioso

      Mondadori 1956 - Rilegatura artistica in mezza pelle con quattro nervature al dorso e impressioni in oro, piatti riccamente decorati con due immagini rappresentative su fronte e retro. Pezzo unico da collezione firmato sul retro del piatto dal Maestro Rilegatore Fusari Andrea. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antica Legatoria Barbieri di Fusari A.]
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        Moleskin Midas

      Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. 350 pp., last blank, foreword by author. Within the text there is a black and white map of "Ophir River Valley". Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a man whittling, with black & let writing on front panel and spine. Corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed and there is a 0.5 inch split at the left-hand side of the front panel bottom edge of the spine, and a ragged three-quarter inch tear at the top right-hand side of the rear panel/spine crease. Small chip at the top right-hand corner of the front panel. The top edge of the text block is very slightly spotted with foxing. Internally clean. No other damage to report.. A novel set in Western Australia during its early pioneering days. Novel of how one-man carved himself an empire out of the pristine Western Australian wilderness. Size: 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0231494. .

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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      New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper with a touch of wear to the top front edge. Ben Shahn. Pictorial boards and dustwrapper designed by Ben Shahn with his illustrations in the text. SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper. Poet Jerome Mazzaro's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. [1956]. cloth.. Early private owner's signature at top edge front free endpaper. A. fine copy in fine dust jacket. Copies of the trade issue of this book. are rarely found inscribed or signed by Campbell. (#112261). First edition, first binding of blue cloth with spine panel stamped in gold. Signed by Campbell on the title page. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 12.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Symposium on computers (in Japanese). Typed letter signed to A. Walther laid in

      Tokyo: Waseda University, 1956. One of the First Japanese Publications on Electronic ComputersSymposium on computers (in Japanese). Tokyo: Waseda University, November 1956. Modern black cloth. [4], 105 [1]pp. Pp. 33-40 on 2 folding leaves. 243 x 174 mm. A few pencil annotations. Provenance: Alwin Walther and the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with library stamp on the title. See nos. 398-404, 974-979. Laid in is a 2-page T.L.s. in German dated October 17, 1956, from Hirojo Nishino, of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry's Electrotechnical Laboratory, to Alwin Walther, outlining the contents of the book. First edition of one of the earliest publications in Japanese on electronic digital computers. This is an advance summary of information presented at the first Japanese symposium on electronic digital computers, held at Waseda University on November 21, 1956. The first Japanese computers were designed and built in the latter half of the 1950s, beginning with the relay-based ETL-Mark 2, the first full-scale programmable computer in Japan (the ETL-Mark 1, built in 1952, was a prototype used only for tests and experiments; see Okoma 2000, 420). The ETL-Mark 2 is described here, along with eight other Japanese computers: the FACOM, the FUJIC (Japan's first stored-program computer, completed in March 1956), the TAC (begun in 1952 and completed in 1959), the ETL-Mark 3, the Osaka University electronic computer, the Tokyo University Parametron computer, the NTL Parametron computer, and the Parametron PD-16. Origins of Cyberspace 921.

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        Photograph of Will Henry by Arthur W. Knight

      Petaluma CA: Arthur Knight. (No date -- circa 1956). First. Large black and white vintage photograph of the author Will Henry, standing with hat in hand, by poet and beat-era anthologist Arthur W. Knight. Image size approximately 13.5" x 16.5", mounted on artist board. Photographer's stamp "Arthur Knight -- Petaluma" on the rear. Fine. Exhibition stamp on the back of the board from when the photo was exhibited in 1956 at the Redwood Empire Camera Club in Santa Rosa, California. Inscribed by Will Henry to Arthur Knight on the artist board below the image: "Thanks, Art -- If only the man measured up to the image! Will Henry -- Clay Fisher." Henry apparently liked the photograph, as it appears (with Knight credited) on many of the dustjackets of his books from this date on. 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. Henry (whose real name was Henry Allen) wrote many novels, mostly successful westerns, and his stories and books were made into over sixty films. A large and attractive vintage print of the image probably most associated with the author, inscribed to the photographer. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Journal intime d'une provinciale

      Philéas Fogg 0 - TRES RARE, In-12 (14.5x20 cm), relié plein maroquin violine, dos à nerfs, titre doré au dos, édition originale clandestine sans date (1956), tirage limité à 250 exemplaires, couvertures conservées, l'ouvrage contient 8 compositions de Yves TANGUY initialement destinées à illustrer 'Les Couilles enragées' de Benjamin Pevet, ces compositions furent saisies par la police et détruites chez l'éditeur ; dos bruni, coins légèrement frottés, intérieur frais, très bel état pour cet ouvrage rare. Tanguy Yves [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1956]. cloth.. Text block tanned, a fine copy in a very good white dust jacket with. red lettering on spine panel faded to dark pink, 10 mm closed tear at. bottom edge of front spine fold, and general dust soiling. Among the. most elusive of the Ballantine hardcovers. (#140052). First edition. Presentation copy with full-page inscription by Klass signed as Klass and "William Tenn" to a New York book editor "destined to be the Maxwell Perkins of science fiction" on the front free endpaper. The author's second book. Collects eight stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 369. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1579. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2065-69.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        L'Espagne & ses gitans. Introduction et dessins en couleurs de Chimot.

      Paris: Imprimé par Pierre Gaudin, 1956 - Tiré à 300 exemplaires sur chiffon de Rives (n°140), in-folio; 81p., [10p. Tables, Note, Justification]; 12 dessins en couleurs d'Edouard Chimot, dont 11 à pleine page. En feuillets, couvertures rempliées, sous chemise et étui cartonnés de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Les voyages furent une source d'inspiration majeure pour Mérimée (1803-1870). Après un premier voyage en Espagne de juin à décembre 1830 il y retourna régulièrement. Un siècle plus tard, Chimot a retrouvé les gitans de Mérimée. A Grenade, Séville, Cordoue, Barcelone? "Gitans qui sont eux aussi en train de disparaître de l'Espagne en tant que race indépendante, vagabonde, insoumise, rebelle aux astreintes de la civilisation présente, n'ayant rien demandé et n'ayant rien reçu." Voici les dessins de Chimot en souvenir. Monod II, 8091. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Angry Red Planet

      Stafford and Co. Ltd, Nottingham and London [1956], 1956. An original and scarce UK quad for the 1959 sci-fi horror 'The Angry Red Planet', an 'Invasion of Mars' film concerning the first manned flight to and exploration of planet Mars. Folded, condition B (fresh, corners clipped). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener. The movie was made with a CineMagic technique which was applied for all of the scenes on the surface of Mars. This was an attempt to make the hand drawn animations appear as real as the live action footage; the rat-bat-spider-crab was particularly terrifying, and remains one of the most effective monsters of all time; it later appeared in the music video for Iron Maiden's anthemic single 'The Number of The Beast'. Note on Format; the 'quad' is a vertical view UK movie poster measuring approx. 30 x 40 inches, generally issued folded with one vertical and three horizontal creases. The standard (and most collectible) format for film posters in Britain, being the equivalent of the US 'one-sheet'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Madeline and the Bad Hat

      New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author "with many thanks Ludwig Bemelmans." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears. A very sharp copy, uncommon inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.

      Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956. 4to. Publisher's black cloth with dustjacket. 192 pp. Illustrated throughout with black & white photograps printed in impressive deep gravure by Roto-Sadag in Geneve. The 16-page caption booklet "There is only one New York" present. Binding skewed from reading but sound. The dustjacket preserved - with tears etc but in almost complete state. Inside clean. A good copy.. True first edition. Beautifully printed in gravure in France. Provenance: Keld Helmer-Petersen

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        Creature from the Black Lagoon

      UK: Dragon Books. London, Dragon Books, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy. The book has fading to the spine and offsetting to the endpapers, the supplied jacket is complete with a bit of nibbling to the lower edge, a 4mm closed tear to the top edge and an area of offsetting to the rear flap where a newspaper clipping had been. A lovely, bright copy overall. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1954.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      New York:: Harper,, 1956. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK without personalization. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with mild cover edge wear in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with mild scuffs. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Hunters

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition of the author's uncommon first book. Some offsetting to endpapers else a clean near fine copy in bright and unfaded near fine price intact dustwrapper with some minor professional restoration. Lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Rib of Earth

      Printed by Straits Printers Ltd., 20-21 Mohamed Ali Lane, Singapore and Published by Lloyd Fernando, First Edition 1956. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original sand cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains [xii] 27 printed pages of text. Author's first book of poetry. Light brown ghosting to the end papers, thin worm line to the top rear cover. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with tanning of the paper down the spine and light finger marks to the pale grey paper, not price clipped $1.65. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Thumboo's poetry is inspired by myth and history, and he is often dubbed Singapore's unofficial poet laureate because of his poems with nationalistic themes. A pioneer of local English literature, he compiled and edited some of the first anthologies of English poetry and fiction from Singapore and Malaysia. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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      Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv: Massadah" and "Mgen, 1956. Fine and bright as new in felt-lined, minor fade to box. Quarto. Unpaged. 22p introduction. 88p of illustrated text. The rectos are in Hebrew and illustrated by Szyk on full color, the facing rectos are printed in red and black in English. Endpapers illustrated in black and white. Printed on high quality paper and bound in French-fold fashion. The covers are blue velvet with gilt spine titles and decorations, the covers with large gilt chalice design. Housed in publisher's solander box of quarter leather and blue cloth with the same designs as the book

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The Fabulous Orson Welles

      London: Hutchinson,, 1956. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Tips very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some chips and short closed tears, a crease down the upper panel, and an abrasion to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. Loosely inserted are two signed letters from Welles. The first is a typed letter signed to American journalist Abel Green reading, "Dear Abel, Thank you so much for forwarding that letter about the Melbourne Film Festival. I am so sorry to have missed you and Grace in Rome this year. We were in Spain, shooting television, and only heard about your visit after you had left, all warmest as always, Orson Welles". Green edited Variety magazine for forty years, and after his death Time referred to Variety as the Bible of show business and to Green as its King James. The recipient of the second letter was cinephile Ray Fisher, who was chair of the Melbourne Film Festival organising committee between 1964 and 1983. Welles writes in manuscript, "To Citizen Fisher, Contrary to popular belief this book is still readily available. Don't believe everything you hear on the radio. Read the 'Inquirer'! I am loaning this copy on the condition that it does not finish up in Guilliano's rubbish bin, regards, Orson Welles. P. S. Give my regards to the young man who was pounding on the front door of my L. A. mansion on Franklin Avenue". This is unlikely to be the same copy loaned by Welles, as it bears the ticket of a Melbourne bookseller. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mozart l'année mozart en france livre d'or du bi-centenaire

      La revue musicale, 1956. in4 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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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.[#92489]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Some Trees

      Yale University Press New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition of the New York School poet's first regularly published book and winner of the 1956 Yale Series of Younger Poet's award. A fine copy in lightly used dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED to artist R. B. Kitaj (and with Kitaj's handwritten signature to front endpaper). A wonderful association copy. Ashbery later wrote on Kitaj's work and Kitaj contributed artwork to Ashbery's Arion Press book Self Portrait In A Convex Mirror. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Passage (Signed Copy)

      Big Sur: Jonathan Williams (Jargon), 1956. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition of beat poet Michael McClure's first book. Published as Jargon 20. One of 200 copies set by hand & printed by the Windhover Press in Short Hills, NJ. A very good copy in string-tied paper wrappers. SIGNED by McClure and uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Seize the Day [Signed -- Jack Palance'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'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's Planet"), Saul Bellow also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for "Humboldt'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's major works, with an EXCELLENT PROVENANCE, SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. The New World.; The Age of Revolution.; The Great Democracies.; The Birth of Britain.

      McClelland & Stewart. Ltd. Toronto, Canada. 1956-58. - LIMITED EDITION SET. Four volumes. First Canadian Editions. 8vo. --- Each volume one of 350 presentation copies signed by the Publisher, John McClelland, on a bound in sheet at the start of each volume and presented to the same recipient, who worked at the publishing firm. A fine, tight set in the original publishers dark blue cloth with facsimile of the authors signature in blind to front boards. Spines ruled in gilt. Three areas of red with gilt ruling and lettering. In the publisher's multi coloured dustwrappers which have a little rubbing and chipping to the extremities but are overall clean bright and in very good condition. Generally this is a fine set of books in very good dustwrappers. An attractive set of this scarce limited edition, presentation set of the First Canadian Edition. While individual copies do turn up, complete sets are hard to find. Cohen. A267.5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      Chatto & Windus, 1956. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine Edward Bawden dustjacket, not price-clipped, a little rubbed to the rear with two small fox marks, and with a couple of pieces of conservation. Shows extremely well. The author's second novel, scarce signed thus.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Down There

      New York: Gold Medal, 1956-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Fawcett / Gold Medal, 1956. 157 pp. Paperback original. Good condition. Clean pages. Spine a bit cocked, front hinge a little tender. A bit of fading to spine as well, creasing to cover. A solid copy.A scarce true first of David Goodis' classic noir novel, which was the basis of Francois Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Profiles in Courages

      Harper 1956 - Early edition of Profiles in Courage, signed by John F. Kennedy. Rebound cloth cover says this is the Young Reader's Edition, but it appears to be the regular edition. Ex-library rebinding with a few school library stamps. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Colección De Documentos Inéditos Para La Historia De Chile. 1558 - 1603

      Fondo Histórico y Bibliográfico, Santiago De Chile 1956 - XXVIII - 502pp. = XXV - 508pp. = XXXV - 478pp. más láminas = XVII - 482pp. más láminas = XXVI - 390pp. más láminas = y = XLV - 360 - LXXXIVpp. más láminas. Perfecto ejemplar muy bien encuadernado a media piel y tela. Lomeras con nervios, florones y tejuelos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Trees

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition of the New York School poet's first regularly published book and winner of the 1956 Yale Series of Younger Poet's award. A fine copy in lightly used dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED to artist R. B. Kitaj (and with Kitaj's handwritten signature to front endpaper). A wonderful association copy. Ashbery later wrote on Kitaj's work and Kitaj contributed artwork to Ashbery's Arion Press book Self Portrait In A Convex Mirror. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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