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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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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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        THE BARBAROUS COAST. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956 First Edition of the highly-regarded sixth Lew Archer mystery Signed by Ross Macdonald on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 247 pp. A near fine copy in red and white patterned paper covered boards, (erasure to the front free endpaper], black titles to the spine in a just about fine pictorial dustwrapper showing the slightest of use.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Barbarous Coast (First Edition, review copy)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher&#39;s date stamp at the top of the front flap. Topstain lightly faded, else Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket with light occasional rubbing, a tiny bruise to the spine and light toning to same. Apart from "The Moving Target," perhaps the most difficult Lew Archer title to find in superior condition. A sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Out of Bedlam. XXVII Wood Engravings

      Glenageary: Dolman Press 1956, number 225 out of 225 copies (of which 200 were for sale) printed on Irish Paper. (Wrappers) Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Small quarto. Light board covered in grey paper with an image of an orange bird on front cover. Corners are lightly bumped. The boards are covered by a brown paper jacket with a woodcut image on the front and maroon lettering. The edges of the jacket are slightly worn with some chipping. There are a few very small stains on the jacket. The text block is clean and tight. The book contains 27 beautiful and provocative wood engravings accompanied by interesting text. A truely lovely book. This beautiful collection of wood engravings by the famous wood engraver, figure painter and illustrator. Elizabeth Rivers was born in Hertfordshire, and studied at Goldsmith&#39;s College, London and later at the RA. She studied under André L&#39;Hote in Paris, whose influence led to a long association with Evie Hone&#39;s stained glass studio in Dublin. She came to Ireland in 1935, and apart from the war years and a short period in 1955 she spent the rest of her life living and working in this country, finding inspiration among the mountains and villages of Connemara. Text by Christopher Smart..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume II, The New World, signed by Churchill

      Cassell and Company Ltd. 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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies

      Cassell and Company Ltd. London. 1956-58. FIRST EDITIONS. Four Volumes. Complete. 8vo. (9.7 x 6.4 inches). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with raised bands, the compartments ruled lettered and decorated with Rampant lion device, all in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine, clean and bright set of Churchill&#39;s hugely popular historical work.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A Bushman Dictionary.

      American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut 1956 - Photos on request. Quarto, original printed wrappers. Usual damp marking of fore-edges, spine marked and torn to top and tail due to storage. Photographs available. Apart from the spine damage, the book is tight and free from annotations. A good copy of this scarce and important linguistic and anthropological contribution. ; See Joseph H. Greenberg's review. (this) posthumous publication, marks the end of nearly a century of dedicated and largely pioneering effort by members of the Bleek family in the field of Bushman Languages and folklore. Its basic contribution is the assembling of lexical material on the Bushman languages from almost all existing sources. . The dictionary includes 29 dialects . comprising items from all of the click languages. Photos on request.; xii+773pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books- 01544267300]
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        The Story of the Tower. The Tree That Escaped the Crowded Forest

      New York: Horizon Press, 1956 First edition. Quarto. 134pp. Illustrated throughout with frontis portrait, photographs and plans, 2 folding color plates. Black cloth decorated and lettered in red and gilt. Tiny scar to center of inner rear hinge. A fine copy. Presentation, signed by the author, "To Harry Riskes - Frank Lloyd Wright / 57." Very rare thus! Harry Rickes was a contractor working for Frank Lloyd Wright for many years. Also includes another presentation from John G. Phillips to Rickes. Phillips was a colleague of Rickes. Well-illustrated full story of Wright&#39;s nineteen-story office/apartment skyscraper for the H.C. Price Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma..

      [Bookseller: Argonaut Book Shop]
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        Archivum bibliographicum carmelitanum (40 volumes)

      Romae 1956 - Complete from 1956 until 2002 0 .pp [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: IPB-BOOKS]
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        This Is Tomorrow

      London: The Whitechapel Art Gallery,, 1956. Edited by Theo Crosby. Designed by Edward Wright. Square octavo. Original ring bound wrappers, titles to front cover in brown and white. Creasing to front and back lower corners and a little rolled, light wear to edges, otherwise very acceptable copy of this fragile book First edition, first impression. Edition of 1300 copies. Catalogue issued to coincided with the show at The Whitechapel Art Gallery curated by Bryan Robertson, August 9 - September 9, 1956. The organisers allotted gallery space to twelve groups of three to four architects, artists, designers and theorists, to collaborate, asking each group to produce work on the theme of modern life. This iconic show pre-empting the emergence of Pop Art. List of participants in This is Tomorrow: Group 1: Theo Crosby, William Turnbull, Germano Facetti, Edward Wright. Group 2: Richard Hamilton, John McHale, John Voelcker. Group 3: J.D.H. Catleugh, James Hull, Leslie Thornton. Group 4: Anthony Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Emilio Scanavino. Group 5: John Ernest, Anthony Hill, Denis Williams. Group 6: Eduardo Paolozzi, Alison and Peter Smithson, Nigel Henderson. Group 7: Victor Pasmore, Erno Goldfinger, Helen Phillips. Group 8 : James Stirling, Michael Pine, Richard Matthews. Group 9: Mary Martin, John Weeks, Kenneth Martin. Group 10: Robert Adams, Frank Newby, Peter Carter, Colin St.John Wilson. Group 11: Adrian Heath, John Weeks. Group 12: Lawrence Alloway, Geoffery Holroyd, Tony del Renzio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Last Battle

      London: Bodley Head,, 1956. A Story for Children. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy in the dust jacket, with a trace of spotting to the lower panel and very faint tanning to the white portion of the spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Night-Comers

      London, Melbourne, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1956. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Corners nicked. An excellent bright copy in the slightly corner-rubbed jacket that is usually found creased or chipped. First UK edition of the book published as State of Siege in the US. This copy is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Douglas Slane[?], with best wishes, Eric Ambler". Ambler (1909-1998) wrote over a dozen well regarded spy/thriller novels including A Mask for Dimitrios (1939), Journey Into Fear (1940) and The Light of Day (aka "Topkapi" ; 1962). His protagonists tend to be amateurs caught in the machinations of evil agencies, and The Night-Comers, considered one of the best of his 1950s novels, is a classic example: a British engineer is unwittingly and unwillingly trapped in a South East Asian country filled with tense and deadly conspiracy. This copy also belonged to fellow master thriller author Dennis Wheatley, and bears his illustrated bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lord of the Rings (3 vols)

      Houghton Mifflin Volume I, The Fellowship of the Ring: Very good 1st U.S., 4th or later impression (Wyndham in the colophon address did not appear until the 4th). The dj is good plus with faded, bottom chipped spine and front rubbing, soiled back with 2 inch tape residue. Points: no price on dj. Volume 2, The Two Towers: Very Good 1st U.S., 3rd impression (no date; p.118, line 39 -"fire and flood" was changed by the 4th impression). The dj is good plus with rubbed front cover, faded chipped spine, corners. Points: stripe, gap, cuff present; Auden on back cover; $5.00 on front flap. Volume 3, The Return of the King: Very Good 1st U.S., 1st impression with 1956 on title page and on page 49 the signature mark &#39;4&#39; at the bottom. The dj is very good minus with repaired tears and chips at extremities. Point:oversize dollar mark with two uprights on front flap. All volumes have maps in fine condition in the rear.. Firsts. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Derrière le Miroir. DLM #92-93. Dix ans d&#39;édition

      Paris: Maeght, 1956. Folio, 11 x 15 in. Portfolio with original lithographs by Chagall (M. 153), Miró (M.242 and D. 19) and Bazaine and cancelled etchings by Giacometti (L. 62) and Miró. Cramer, 36.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE STORY OF AMERICAN GOLF. Its Champions and Its Championships

      New York:: Simon & Schuster,, 1956. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY HERBERT WARREN WIND. A Near Fine hardback Second Edition First Printing with minimal foxing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Revised by the author to include material from 1948-1956 and with a new section called "The Age of Hogan." Sm. 4to. 563 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        HOWL AND OTHER POEMS

      San Francisco: City Lights Books, [1956], 1956 "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked... angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz". Ginsberg, Allen. HOWL AND OTHER POEMS. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition of Allen Ginsberg&#39;s defining work of the Beat Generation. 12mo. 44pp. A fine copy with all first issue points present, in black wrappers printed in blue, white paper wrap-around label printed in black and affixed to the wrappers, properly priced at 75 cents, printed in blue on the back cover, with the dedication to Lucien Carr and lacking a printing notice. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. One of 1000 copies printed letterpress by Villiers Publications in London. A bright, fresh, most important & desirable copy. The Pocket Poet Series, Number Four. Cook, pp. 6.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Memory and Her Nine Daughters. The Muses: A Pretext for Printing Cast into the Mould of a Dialogue in Four Chapters

      (Lexington, KY: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1956). Quarto. iv, 90, (i)pp. One of thirty-five copies issued as Opus XIII. Beautifully printed in red and black American Uncial on Magnani paper, with four large two-color initials cut in brass by Hammer. Illustrated with a metal-cut by Hammer of the front wall of the chapel in Kolbsheim, printed in red. After Holderin&#39;s Gedichte, this is the most important book of the Press. Bleed through of binding tapes on paste-downs and scattered foxing across boards, otherwise a near fine copy in plain boards with paper label. Inscribed by Victor Hammer to art historian Ulrich Middeldorf on first leaf. Middeldorf&#39;s bookplate on front paste-down.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Lady Sings the Blues

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., , 1956. Octavo. Original red cloth, title blocked to spine in silver and black. With the dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Lightly rubbed at extremities, upper hinge just barely starting, two small red spots from inscription ink to verso of front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and creased jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Holiday twice, once on the front blank, "Best of everything, Billy Holiday", and one on the title page, "For Mr. and Mrs Dean, Stay happy always, Billy Holiday". Inscribed copies are exceptionally uncommon. "Billie Holiday remains among the most difficult of jazz artists to understand or study. Surrounded by a disturbing legend, it is very difficult to hear her clearly. The legendary suffering and mythopoeic pain which countless admirers have actively sought out in her work make it difficult for the merely curious to warm to a singer who was sometimes a baffling performer... [she] was a singular and unrepeatable talent whose finest hours are remarkably revealing and often surprisingly - given her generally morose reputation as an artist - joyful." (Cook and Morton Penguin Guide to Jazz) A biography which in many ways compounded the legend - "Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen, and I was three." - and, when filmed in 1972 with Diana Ross as Holiday, introduced a new audience to this remarkable performer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Chute, Récit

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Octavo. 169 pages. First edition. Original wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Camus to Noth. The dedication reads: "A Ernst Erich Noth en confiant hommage Albert Camus".

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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        Questions and Answers on the Code of Civil Procedure (Including

      1956. Tandon, Mahesh Prasad. Questions and Answers on the Code of Civil Procedure (Including Pleadings). Seventh Edition (Revised and Amended). Allahabad: Allahabad Law Agency, [c. 1956]. 228 pp. Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Negligible shelfwear, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamp to title page. * Seventh edition. This appears to be a study guide. Topics include a short history of the code, suits, pleading, discovery, restitution, review and appeal. No copies of any edition located on OCLC. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd.,, 1956&#150;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&#39;s history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations &#150; the British Empire and the United States &#150; 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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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples [&#39;Chartwell&#39; 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. &#39;I agreed to allow the publishers of the illustrated edition of &#39;The Second World War&#39; to name it after my country home near Westerham in Kent where so much of it had been written. As these special volumes of &#39;A History of the English-Speaking Peoples&#39;, also illustrated, are being brought out as a companion set, I feel it is appropriate that they, too, should be known as the &#39;Chartwell&#39; edition&#39; (Winston S. Churchill). This splendid edition of Churchill&#39;s last major work was issued on a subscription basis. See Woods, p.125. . Catalogs: winston churchill.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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&#146;s uncle. &#147;If you are ready to admit it,&#148; Kennedy kidded in a 1963 letter, &#147;I am.&#148; An excellent association copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1956&#150;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&#39;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&#39;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, &#39;I think Mr. Churchill has had a stroke,&#39; he said. &#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s illness, has an atypical inscription including Roberts&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s daughter; The Scarecrow of Oz: The adventures of Trot and Cap&#39;n Bill take them to Oz where they help solve the problem of Pon, whose true love&#39;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&#39;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. .

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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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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        The Caribbean. Fly There by B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation.

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

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        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick 1956 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!! We are also interested in purchasing these type of books. [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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