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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York, (1956). Near fine, small stain at outside edge that is noticeable when book is closed. First Edition 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, [104] pages, cloth, Dust Jacket (closed tear on front cover, slight soiling to front and rear cover), Inscribed by Merle Armitage and Brett Weston on dedication page in pen and dated 1958, The first major monograph on Brett Weston written and designed by his long time friend Merle Armitage. Armitage met Brett Weston in the early 1920s when he became close friends with Edward Weston while both were residents of Los Angeles. At the end of his introduction, Armitage reprints a review he wrote of a Brett Weston exhibition held Jake Zeitlin's Los Angeles bookstore in 1930. In a fitting tribute to the photographer, this review prefaces a suite of beautiful reproductions from photographs produced by Weston after twenty-six years of work.

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop]
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        Lee Oswald

      , [1956]. [1956]. Offered is one piece of the 19 remaining pieces from Lee Harvey Oswald’s electric football game.Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, testified before the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., on the morning of February 12, 1964. Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Representative Hale Boggs and Representative Gerald R. Ford, members. Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; and John F. Doyle, attorney for Mrs. Marguerite Oswald.Excerpt from Mrs. Oswald’s testimony: ““Lee was a very quiet and studious boy. None of my children gave me any trouble, thank God. We have no police record, sir, or anything like that. And the children were always more or less home. And particularly Lee. Lee would go to the movies, and things like that. He was a normal boy. But when he was home, he was most happy. And I am of this disposition. He could keep himself occupied - - reading and when he watched a football game on television, he would have the score pad, and things of that sort. And so he was quite happy in his own way ... While Lee was working for Tujague & Co. he started to have a bank account, and it was in a Homestead. I do not know the name, but it was on Canal Street, 900 or 100 block of Canal Street, because it was even with Exchange Place. And he started to save his money ... Are we in 1955 in New Orleans? Yes. No, 1956 this would be. January, 1956--Lee took his money out of the Homestead, which was approximately $150, or something like that. And Lee Harvey Oswald bought an electric football machine cost approximately $10. He bought a bow and arrow set--maybe about $6 or $7. And he bought a gun.”Accompanied by a signed statement of Robert L. Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald: “To Whom It May Concern: My brother Lee was born in New Orleans in 1939. Lee and my mother moved back to New Orleans from New York City in January 1954 when Lee was 14. It was while he was living in New Orleans that Lee bought an electric football game. When I was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1955, I settled in Fort Worth, Texas. In the Summer of 1956, Mother and Lee moved from New Orleans to Ft. Worth where we shared an apartment. Over the years, a few football player pieces were lost. I now transfer ownership of the remaining 19 football player pieces bought by and belonging to Lee to John Reznikoff of University Archives in Westport, Connecticut.”

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        Original Cartoon Drawing Signed, ink and wash, on "The New Yorker" stationery, 8vo, New York, n.d.

      - Addams has drawn "Uncle Fenster," of the Addams Family, wearing his robe, and under shorts. He bears his chest on which his creator writes, "All best Chas Addams." The stationery sheet measures 7.5 x 5 inches, Uncle Fenster measures approximately 4.3/4 x 3.5. Horizontal center fold lightly visible on verso otherwise fine condition. Addams created the characters that became known as The Addams Family, the basis for two live-action television series, two cartoon series, and many motion pictures. He also created a syndicated comic strip, "Out of This World," which ran in 1956.

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        "Lina" in The Cornhill, Autumn 1956 [The Author's Copy]

      London: John Murray. 1956. Matthiessen's own copy, in which he has edited his story contribution. Covers darkened and creased, with small stains; a good copy in wrappers. As far as we can tell, this story was never reprinted so this author's copy is the only one to show these edits. Softcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lina" in The Cornhill, Autumn 1956 [The Author's Copy]

      John Murray, London 1956 - Matthiessen's own copy, in which he has edited his story contribution. Covers darkened and creased, with small stains; a good copy in wrappers. As far as we can tell, this story was never reprinted so this author's copy is the only one to show these edits. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Black Beauty.

      London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1956 - Octavo (204 x 141 mm). Contemporary red crushed half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt motifs of horses to compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Light foxing to edges and contents. An excellent copy. With 24 colour plates by Lionel Edwards. An attractively bound and illustrated copy of Sewell's classic, which was first published in 1877. Lionel Edwards (1878–1966) was an artist who specialised in painting horses, and his illustrations provide a fine accompaniment to the text.

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

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956–8 - 4 volumes, octavo (235 × 150 mm). Late 20th-century red crushed half morocco, red cloth sides, gilt panelled spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Spines uniformly sunned, a little spotting to edges. An excellent set, attractively bound. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement 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" between Britain and the United States. 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 War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, The Great Democracies, contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen A267.1(I) - (IV); Woods A138(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Quiet Days in Clichy.

      Paris The Olympia Press 1956 - First edition, second state with matt photographs as opposed to glossy, stated 'First and original printing' on title-page, small 8vo., 171, [1] pp., with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso), by Brassaï, publisher's soft wraps with stiff self-wrappers designed by T. Tajiri and printed in black, grey and yellow, very slightly rubbed & creased, otherwise a near-fine copy. Shifreen & Jackson 100a; Kearney 20 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Au deuxième étage

      Du Dragon, 1956. In-4, en feuilles sous couverture illustrée, chemise et étui, 64 pp. 6 lithographies dont 5 hors-texte et la couverture en double page. Chemise fendillée et étui déf. sinon très bon exemplaire. Edition originale. Tiré à 126 exemplaires num. sur Vélin d'Arches signés par l'auteur et l'artiste.

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        Bibliothèque du docteur Lucien-Graux. Première partie. Éditions originales (de A à G) et livres illustrés modernes, envois et lettres autographes, très belles reliures mosaïquées § Deuxième partie. Choix de précieux livres et manuscrits anciens; reliures, autographes historiques et littéraires § Troisième partie. Éditions originales modernes (de H à Z), grands papiers, envois, lettres et manuscrits autographes, belles reliures § Quatrième partie. Précieux manuscrits autographes d'Arthur Rimbaud;

      Paris, Maurice Rheims, 1956-1958. Nine parts in one volume (27.5 cm), I (13-14 December 1956): [78] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-280. Errata sheet loosely inserted. II (26 January 1957): [80] pp., colour frontispiece, 9 plates, [2] leaves (facsimile accompanying lot 74), text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-132. Errata sheet loosely inserted. III (20-21 March 1957): [94] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-285. IV (4 June 1957): [108] pp., frontispiece, 7 plates, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-137. V (12-13 December 1957): [74] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-284. VI (20-21 March 1958): [84] pp. Lots numbered 1-311. VII (18 June 1958): [72] pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-188. VIII (11-12 December 1958): [104] pp. Lots numbered 1-380. IX (26 June 1959): [62] pp. Lots numbered 1-344. Morocco-backed boards, a collector's binding (original wrappers bound in). - Rare complete set of sale catalogues of Lucien Graux's library. Lucien Graux was majority stockholder in a firm manufacturing one of France's most popular proprietary medicines and thus had the means to amass an important collection of autographs, manuscripts, and printed books. He was deported to Germany in the latter part of the War and died at Dachau on 10 October 1944. Lucien Graux's chief interests as a collector were French 19th and 20th century literature and historical autographs; however, the sale on 26 January 1957 includes a number of interesting bindings, some from the Whitney Hoff and Rahir sales. H. Colas, "La Bibliothèque du docteur Lucien Graux" in Le Bibliophile, volume 3 (1933), pp.229-244. Blogie II, 362-366, 368. ¶ Fine copy.

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        Advise and Consent

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket, correct with price listed as $5.75 below a higher price blacked out. Heavy bump jacket and book at top of spine. The dust jacket shows internal tape repairs at corners and spine ends, light soiling and light edge wear. Stated first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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        Konkret Konst

      Inbunden bok. Rabén & Sjögren. 1956. 181 s. Inbunden. 28x20cm. 1050 gram. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag finns i hyfsat skick. Nr 85 av 150 numrerade exemplar i skinnband lite skada i pärmens nedkant. Följer fyra orginalserigrafiere signerade. Olle Baertling, Olle Bonniér, Karl-Axel Pehrson och Vilh. Bjerke Petersen.

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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      London William Heinemann 1956 - First edition, 8vo., Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone, modern full black morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with abstract design of Dalmatian puppies on the front cover, Japanese endpapers and all edges silvered, a stunning copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Hundred and one Dalmations

      Heinemann 1956 - First edition first impression from 1956 in VG+ condition, no internal markings, pages clean, binding firm, the jacket has some wear and minor chipping to extremities and corner folds, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Setanta Books PBFA]
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        DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

      Cape: London, 1956. Black boards, spine lettered in silver, diamond pattern in blind and silver cut diamond on front cover. Page edges a bit yellowed with two small light foxing spots to fore edges; else fine, no owner names, corners sharp. First issue dust jacket has flap corners clipped by publisher, but 12s6d price well away from the cliip; two inch column of ink digits to inner margin of rear flap; very shallow chip (2 mm deep) across head of spine; a few nicks to panels; very small rubbed chips to outer corners, spine corners, with light rubbing to spine ends; short slightly rubbed splits to bottom spine folds; white spine lettering a little yellowed and pink word a bit faded, as usual; in all, VG, attractive, front panel bright. Art by Pat Marriott. The fourth James Bond, scarce in first edition. Binding: Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Time For A Tiger

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. 214 p. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. A bit of a mustiness, spot of sunning to foot, foxing to fore edge. Jacket has a trace of sunning to spine panel, price-clipped, toning to back panel, nicks and wear at tips. A collectible copy of the Clockwork Orange author's first novel, set in British Malaysia.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Brooklyn Dodgers Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers signed by Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Dale Mitchell, and five others in ink. The silver gelatin print measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by these baseball legends. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. In 1956 the Dodgers won the National League title, but lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXV LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1956. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

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        Life Is Good & Good For You in New York. Trance, Witness, Revels

      Photography Magazine, London 1956 - edition. .

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        My Family and other Animals [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson] BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis,, 1956. 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        My Family and other Animals. [Illustrated by Ralph Thompson]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hart-Davis, 1956 - 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history on Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Family and Other Animals

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1956. A near fine book with one neat name to the head of the endpaper (small light thin stain to the front endpaper), in a near fine unclipped wrapper, with some light rubbing to the corners - a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition.. Near fine in a fine, third impression unclipped jacket. Previous owner name and date (May, 1956, the date of publication) on front end paper. Text block somewhat dusty, a faint splash on the outer edge. The stunning third impression jacket has a tiny closed tear at the gutter at the bottom of the spine, and very slightly toned rear panel. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        L'automne à Pékin

      Les Editions de Minuit, Paris 1956 - [deuxième édition, second edition, zweite Ausgabe] Exemplaire sur papier d'édition in-12 Demi-chagrin bleu nuit à bandes, dos lisse, couverture illustrée en noir et dos conservés (B. Bichon) Couverture illustrée par Mose. Exemplaire bien complet du bandeau de l'éditeur Envoi de Boris Vian : " A toi mon grand Luc / cette œuvre / réaliste qui va droit au cœur / (droit comme un ?) / Boris Vian " |Imprimerie de l'Ouest, à la Rochelle] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Chapelle Saint-Pierre de Villefranche-sur-Mer. Dix Lithographies Originales de Jean Cocteau

      Portfolio of 10 colored lithographs, consisting of the following: 5 double-page lithos depicting sketches for the artist's frescoes at La Chapelle Saint-Pierre, each ca. 25 3/4" x 20 1/8", and 5 single-page examples, each ca. 12 7/8" x 20 1/8", including the front and rear wrpps., a frontispiece, an image titled "Le Coq de Pierre," and a self-portrait, all executed in 1956-57, signed and dated in the plates, together with table of contents, a 3 pp. introduction to the project by the artist and an additional 3 pp. poetic text recounting stories of St. Peter from the New Testament for the triptych "pour le Noël des pecheurs". Printed on Velin with deckled edges. Large folio. Contents loose as issued, lithographed wrpps. with protective glassine, all housed in publisher's orig. boards slipcase. Paris (Mourlot) 1958. Signed by the artist on title page, from the edition of 175 copies. In 1950, Cocteau proposed a series of frescoes and stained glass windows for a small 14th-century fisherman's chapel in the seaside village of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur. The murals, depicting scenes from the life of St. Peter, were finally realized in 1957, and are a characteristic combination of brilliantly colored, swooping modern forms alongside religious tableaux (incl. a jazz guitarist serenading the Virgin Mary). The present lithographic suite produced in conjunction with the chapel paintings is quite scarce. As of November 2017, OCLC locates only two North American institutional holdings.

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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York (1956) - 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, [104] pages, cloth, Dust Jacket (small chips at top edge, light soiling to front and rear cover), Signed by Brett Weston in pen on the page acknowleging the assistance of the Guggenheim Foundation, The first major monograph on Brett Weston written and designed by his long time friend Merle Armitage. Armitage met Brett Weston in the early 1920s when he became close friends with Edward Weston while both were residents of Los Angeles. At the end of his introduction, Armitage reprints a review he wrote of a Brett Weston exhibition held Jake Zeitlin's Los Angeles bookstore in 1930. In a fitting tribute to the photographer, this review prefaces a suite of beautiful reproductions from photographs produced by Weston after twenty-six years of work. First Edition edition. Near fine, light stains at outer edge. Near fine, light stains at outer edge [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquity of Iraq, A Handbook of Assyriology

      Copenhagen, Denmark: Ejnar Munksgaard, Ltd., 1956. NOT ex-library. Translated from Danish into English. Also with Sumerian and Akkadian transliterations. Printed and bound in Denmark by Bianco-Luno A-S. Brick red buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 10 x 7 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with the upper and lower corners of the front board moderately bumped. An exceptionally clean binding with very minor soiling. The text block is firmly bound in. With xv and 814 numbered pages, and with footnotes and annotations. Also with two fold-out maps and two fold-out prehistoric schematic synopses, all pristine. Faint pencil erasure marks to the upper corner of the front FEP, trivial. Else an exceptionally clean interior. Appears very gently read. A Very Good copy, rare in any condition. A monumental work of scholarship.. Presumed First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        ac. Revue internationale d´amiante-ciment. Internationale Asbestzement-Revue. International asbestos-cement review. Deutschsprachige Ausgabe. Nr. 1 - 72 (1. Heft, 1. Jg. - 4. Heft, 18. Jahrgang). [67 Hefte (von 72) in 9 Sammelordnern].

      Zürich, Hans Girsberger (später Karl Krämer), 1956 - 1973 Quer-Gr.8°, je Nr. ca. 40 - 60 S. (zus. ca. 3800 S.), zahlr. Abb., Pläne, Brosch. Hefte in kart. Verlags-Sammelordnern, Es fehlen die Nummern 35, 40, 55, 63 und 64. Etw. gebräunt, tlw. unfrisch u. angestaubt, einige Ordner etw. bestossen, einige Rücken fleckig, 2 Rückenkanten (an-)geplatzt; gesamthaft gutes Ex. 18 Jahrgänge der (bis 1980 erschienenen und dann unter dem Titel «Faserzement-Revue» fortgesetzten) Vierteljahresschrift: «[Deren] Zweck [...] soll es sein. auf die Verwendung von Asbestzementprodukten in Hoch- und Tiefbau und - in beschränktem Masse - auf dem Gebiet der industriellen Formgebung hinzuweisen». - Mit unzähligen Beiträgen. u. a. von/zu Siegfried Giedion. Le Corbusier. Hans Curjel. Henry van de Velde. Albert Frey. Justus Dahinden. Willy Rotzler. Alfred Roth. Ernst Gisel. Kenzo Tange. Alvar Aalto. Albert Frey. Hans Leuzinger. Herbert Bayer. Richard Neutra u. v. a. Die Hefte jeweils themenbezogen. u. a. zu: Das Haus des Architekten; Technische Anwendungen von Asbestzement-Produkten; Schulen; Berlin und Interbau; Einfamilienhäuser; Industriebau; Hotels und Ferienhäuser; Landwirtschaft; Bauten der öffentlichen Dienste; Kirchen; Kollektives Wohnen; Krankenhäuser; Bauen in Entwicklungsländern u. v. a. m. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Allgemein Architektur - BauwesenNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated title page with matching date on copyright page.) 213 p. Very Good in about Very Good dust jacket. Top edge has a number of small ink blots. Former owner's name on half-title. Dust jacket lightly chipped at top edge; some rubbing to front panel; back panel has wear spot, light scratching; price-clipped. A nice copy of the third of Leonard's rare Westerns.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Brooklyn Dodgers Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers signed by Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Dale Mitchell, and five others in ink. The silver gelatin print measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by these baseball legends. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. In 1956 the Dodgers won the National League title, but lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

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        Dead for a Ducat

      London: Peter Davies, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, with fading to cloth at spine and edges, and several small stains on front cover; foxing to edge of page block and stray ink mark to bottom edge; very faint evidence if bookplate removal from front free end paper. In a Fair dust jacket which has been trimmed too short height-wise and along the flap edges; chipping to spine ends; price of 12s 6d net has a patch of abrasion and has been partially re-inked. A scarce title.

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        Rendering of a Proposed House for Jenny Benjamin.

      Berkeley, Calif., 1956.(). Pastel and pencil drawing. 20 x 30 inches. Framed. Inscribed and dated lower left and signed lower right. Literature: Maybeck, The Family Years by Jacomena Maybeck, p. 38. Provenance: Jacomena Maybeck. Exhibition: AIA Maybeck Exhibit, San Francisco, April-July 1982.

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        WOODCUTS BY MAX WEBER [SIGNED]

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. First edition; limited edition. Octavo, unpaginated. Hardcover without jacket as issued, in VG condition. Includes publisher issued slipcase, also in VG condition. Minimal bumping and shelf-wear to cloth-bound boards. Mild edge-wear to slipcase, including light abrasions to corners. Light smudge to verso of title page and very faint crease to front free end paper, otherwise no markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. This book is designated copy 78 out of 225 and signed by Max Weber on the limitations page. LR CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #11 Spine is beige textured cloth with dark brown text. Dupont.

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        Les racines du ciel

      Gallimard 1956 - - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 14x21cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 15 Hollande. Reliure en plein révorim noir et rouge, dos lisse, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Jean de Gonet. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 80 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only leading copies after 15 Holland paper. Binding in full black and red revorim, smooth back, guards and contreplats of black paper, covers and back preserved, binding signed by Jean de Gonet. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing with all issue points present as per Younger and Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear, mainly at corners and spine ends, light lean to spine, with toning at edges. Pages show moderate reading wear. The dust jacket shows fading to spine and edges, light creasing and edge wear and light soiling. A lovely first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss.

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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.

      London Faber and Faber Limited 1956 - First English edition, 8vo., publisher's note tipped in, a few spots and off-setting from jacket to endpapers, otherwise a very clean text block, publisher's yellow cloth, spine lettered in crimson, dust-jacket printed in black and white with minimal rubbing to extremities, otherwise a near-fine copy of one of the most important plays of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LO SCRITTOIO DEL PRESIDENTE 1948-1955

      ITALIANO 0,93 Seconda serie delle opere di Luigi Einaudi; volume primo, rilegato in ottima tela beije con titoli solo al dorso. Sovraccoperta lievemente usurata ai bordi, con piccolo strappo al taglio superiore. Taglio di testa e concavo, bruniti. Pagine piacevolmente conservate con stampa chiara e nitida. Minime tracce di fioritura alla prima e all'ultima pagina. USATO

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        DI CONTRABBANDO

      DALL'OGLIO, 1956. ITALIANO 0,19 Brossura morbida in cartoncino. Dorso lievemente scurito, con minimi segni di usura alle etremità. Lievissimo ingiallimento ai margini delle pagine ed ai tagli regolari. Vaghi aloni di umettatura all'occhiello. Traduzione dall'inglese di C. V. Ludovici. Volume numero 16 della collana in esame. USATO

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        Nella notte buia

      Giuseppe Muggiani, Milano 1956 - In-8° (238x173mm), pp. 56 nn., cartonatura editoriale nera con titolo e illustrazione in blu. Interamente illustrato da Munari su carte di diversi colori con l'intento di saggiare le possibilità comunicative dei diversi tipi di carta, con fustellature e strappi. Perfetto esemplare. Prima edizione, senza menzione di edizione al colophon. Questo libro è nato dall'esperienza dei libri illeggibili: libri senza parole ma con immagini astratte che si trasformano voltando le pagine come tanti fotogrammi di film (.) La realizzazione di questo volume è dovuta a Giuseppe Muggiani tipografo-editore di Milano che, con amorevole cura, ha seguito personalmente il lavoro nei minimi particolari. Questo libro è stato stampato nella sua officina grafica. con rotativa a mano, su carte cercate per lungo tempo e trovate per puro caso (dalla presentazione). Scriverà nel 1981 lo stesso Munari in Da cosa nasce cosa ripercorrendo questo suo volume di un quarto di secolo prima, che era stato rifiutato da vari editori in quanto privo di testo: Questo libro era costruito con un sedicesimo di carta nera con illustrazioni in blu (che era la notte), un capitolo di carta semitrasparente con ciuffi d'erba stampati in verde e insetti vari che, nascosti nell'erba, apparivano voltando pagina; e alla fine un capitolo (sempre di sedici pagine) di carta da pacchi di recupero, grigio-beige, piena di impurità (che era la terra) con una grotta fustellata e immagini stampate in nero. E in altra sede: Verso gli anni Cinquanta facevo delle ricerche sulla possibilità di comunicazione visiva della tecnologia editoriale. (.) Realizzavo libri fatti solo di carte diverse di materia e di colore, un sedicesimo di carta patinata seguito da un sedicesimo di carta da pacchi e poi carta nera con due pagine rosse. Che cosa comunica ? Oppure pagine tutte dello stesso colore ma con buchi, tagli, fustellature; poter voltare solo mezza pagina. Da questa sperimentazione nacque anche un libro per bambini intitolato Nella notte buia, dove si vede, (non si racconta a parole, si vede) una storia di gatti che vanno per i tetti, stampati in blu su carta nera. (.) Fatto il menabò ne ero entusiasta. Chi potrà apprezzare questo nuovo tipo di libro se non un editore nuovo ? Andai subito a proporlo a Bompiani il quale, con la sua gentilezza proverbiale, guardandomi come si guarda un bambino, mi disse: Bellissimo ! Divertente ! proprio molto originale, ma. dov'è il testo? Questo non è un libro. Questo libro è stato stampato poi da un amico tipografo, nel 1956. Oggi è introvabile. Alcuni esemplari sono nei musei d'arte moderna di vari paesi (Bruno Munari, in Accame, Valentino Bompiani. Idee per la cultura, 1989, p. 66). Maffei, Munari. I libri, p. 90. Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last Battle. A Story for Children.

      London: The Bodley Head, 1956 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. A little bumped to extremities, light fading to very bottom of spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight creasing to edges and a short closed tear to foot of rear panel. With black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes in the text. First edition, first impression, of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paper-Cuts of Weihsien, Hopei Province.

      [Beijing, Distributed by Guozi Shudian. 1956]. 22 mounted and hand-coloured paper-cuts, each protected with a glassine sheet, plates measuring 227 by 158 mm, together with 5-page booklet on Chinese paper-cuts in general and one with 3 pages detailing the paper-cuts from Weihsin (text in Chinese, English, French and German), all housed in the original publishers folder of patterned boards, cloth-covered edges, bone pegs and textile ties; overall in very good condition with the colours surprisingly fresh. Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China, and can be geographically divided into southern and northern styles, represented here by examples from Hebei Province.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        ideogramme. bok 1956-59. material 2 mit den beilagen. entwurf zu material 5 (kopenhagen 1956).

      (408) S. Durchgehend Abbildungen. OKarton mit Deckelbild. Eines von 900 Exemplaren (gesamt 1000) (gesammelte werke band 2). - Erste Ausgabe. GW 20.51. - Makelloses, neuwertiges Exemplar.

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        Josef Sudek Fotografie

      Prague: SStatni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby A Umeni, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First Edition. Near Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket. Signed by Josef Sudek on title page, inscribed to previous owner, Jaroslav Vasata. Previous owner rubber stamp twice to title page (name and number). Dust jacket shows toning to spine, with wear at head. Light rubbing at folds. A sharp copy, signed by the photographer.

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