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        The Death of Grass

      UK: Michael Joseph. UK First Edition and First Impression hardback published in 1956 by Michael Joseph. The book and jacket are fine. The only flaw is very minimal curling to the top of the spine (less than 1mm) and a tiny bit of wear to the lower front corner (less than 1mm). This is likely the best copy available, and almost flawless other than a neat price-clip. A stunning copy carrying the Trevor Denning jacket. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1956.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Autograph musical manuscript sketches signed for portions of two orchestral works, Declaration Suite (1956) and American Ballads (1976)

      - Declaration Suite& Autograph title + 2 pp. autograph musical manuscript numbered 14 and 15 by the composer. Folio. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music manuscript paper. Identified by Gould at a later date on title in red ink: "Sketch for Declaration Music [signed] Morton Gould." Ca. 1956.& & - Star Spangled Overture from American Ballads& 1-1/3 pp. Folio. Notated in black ink on 12-stave onion skin music manuscript paper. Identified by Gould at a later date at head in red ink: "Preliminary Sketches - American Ballads - Star Spangled Overture A Bicentennial Commission by the N.Y. State Council for the Arts and the U.S. Historical Society." Signed by Gould on both leaves. Ca. 1976. & & Together with:& An autograph letter signed from Gould to the New York public television station WNET Channel 13 on Chappell Music Company letterhead enclosing the sketches and mentioning the commissioning bodies. 1 page. Dated May 9, 1977. In red ink. With original envelope addressed by Gould. & & Some minor wear and staining; small sticker affixed to blank area of letter. . "Gould's career as a symphonic composer began with the première by Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra of Chorale and Fugue in Jazz (1933). Spirituals, his first work to enter the orchestral repertory, was first performed by Gould himself at a New York festival in 1941; performances followed shortly afterwards by, among many others, the New York PO and the Cleveland Orchestra." Ed Matthew in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        THE COLLECTED LATER POEMS OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

      (New York): New Directions, [1956]. First Edition. cloth. Spine sunned. Near Fine, lacking the plain brown dustwrapper with cutout. The Horace Mann School Edition, one of the 505 "ordinary" copies (there was also a limited edition of 52 signed copies. Though not called for, this copy is SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper in his later shaky hand. Loosely inserted is "The Rose" section, which was bound into the limited edition. Wallace A31c. Scarcer when signed than the limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        En trente-trois morceaux

      Paris.: GLM, 1956 (14p) - 33p - (5p). Exemplaire #23, un des 50 sur vélin pur chiffon d'Arches. Un des 58 ornés de l'eau-forte en trois couleurs de René Char, celle-ci numérotée 23/50 et légendée par Char "Démon déguisé en roseau". Reliure originale en très bonne condition. Dédicace signé par René Char sur le faux-titre (daté de Sept. 56). Décharge de l'eau-forte sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en parfaite condition, sans inscription et propre. Le 29 novembre 2007, Sotheby's a vendu un exemplaire similaire (mis-à-part la reliure) pour la somme de 4375 euros. Un autre exemplaire similaire a été vendu chez Christie's le 4 décembre 2002 pour la somme de 2585 euros. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1956. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Very slight rubbing to the corners, and very faint partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the superb jacket only very lightly rubbed and virtually untanned. First UK edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

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

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Waiting for Godot a tragicomedy in two acts

      London: Faber & Faber, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine. First Impression ('First Published in England in mcmlvi' on the copyright page) of the author's seminal work. Tall, slim 8vo: [8], 9-94pp. Publisher's saffron cloth, the spine lettered in red, the publisher's note tipped in opposite the copyright page; in a pictorial dust jacket, priced 9s/6d, with Becket's photograph on the back panel. A just about Fine copy, square and tight, with offsetting to the end papers and a dusty top edge; in a Near Fine jacket, the spine lightly toned and rubbed at both ends with minor losses (never affecting the lettering or design). Federman & Fletcher 373.1. The title Waiting for Godot describes the action exactly. Vladimir and Estragon, two educated but apparently homeless and unemployed men, have an appointment to meet Godot on a country road. Instead of meeting Godot (about whose person, status and connection with the tramps nothing is learnt, and who in fact never arrives), they encounter another bizarre couple of males: Pozzo, a tyrant, and his “servant” Lucky, whom he drags along on a rope. The play consists of dialogues between each or both of these pairs, ranging from jokes to pass the time through to deep reflections on the problems of human existence. There is hardly any other action at all. . . . What was revolutionary about this play was that it ignored totally the realist convention of 19th and 20th century theatre which demanded that the audience should be able to understand the character and social background and the motivations of the dramatis personae . . . Beckett presented a world in which its reasons could not be traced; a play practically devoid of historical and geographic specifications, over which the questions Why and Wherefore are no sooner asked than evaporated." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Waiting for Godot: a tragicomedy in two acts

      London: Faber and Faber, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near Very Good. 1st printing. Yellow cloth boards stamped in red on the spine. Original Publisher's Note tipped-in. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. Slight browning to the free endpapers. The protected dust jacket is rubbed and lightly chipped at the folds.&

      [Bookseller: The Glass Key]
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        TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS

      [New Haven]:: Yale University. (1956). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Domela. SIGNED THREE TIMES.

      Paris, Galerie 93 (1956), Stiff wrappers (softcover), 19 x 14,5 cms., title-page, (10) pp. including 2 b/w plates, including the original lithograph, 17,8 x 13,3 cms, signed "Domela" in pencil in the lower middle. Colophon leaf and lithograph tipped onto separate mount with information (former auction etc.). Printed in 500 copies on occasion of an exhibition by Domela in Galerie 93. With the separate letterpress colophon leaf, numbered, signed and dedicated (à Hans et Elly mes amitiés) all in blue ballpoint, and signed + dated "Domela, Novembre 1956". Both items in FINE CONDITION. - Paris, Galerie 93 (1956), Stiff wrappers (softcover), 19 x 14,5 cms., title-page, (10) pp. including 2 b/w plates, including the original lithograph, 17,8 x 13,3 cms, signed "Domela" in pencil in the lower middle. Colophon leaf and lithograph tipped onto separate mount with information (former auction etc.). Printed in 500 copies on occasion of an exhibition by Domela in Galerie 93. With the separate letterpress colophon leaf, numbered, signed and dedicated (à Hans et Elly mes amitiés) all in blue ballpoint, and signed + dated "Domela, Novembre 1956". Both items in FINE CONDITION. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet (Signed First Edition)

      Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York 1956 - First edition. Hardcover. First printing. An attractive book with illustrations by Ben Shahn. A near fine copy with some very slight tapping to the top corners and with a small tape shadow to the front and rear endpapers from an old style dust jacket protector which did a terrific job of keeping the jacket in close to near fine condition with some very tiny edge tears and a faint shadow to the verso. Signed and inscribed by Berryman on the front free endpaper: To Mr. Arthur L. Ross with all respect and the best wishes of John Berryman Merry Xmas! Mpls, '56." A very bright copy with an old receipt and a photocopy of a letter to the recipient laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Kennedy to Tammany Hall boss and influential politician, Carmine DeSapio. DeSapio had close ties with John F. Kennedy and endorsed Lyndon Johnson as Kennedy's running mate on the 1960 ticket. DeSapio believed it would be crucial for the 1960 election for Kennedy to select the Texas Senator in order to the win the election. An important association copy. Near fine with light rubbing to extremities; in an unclipped jacket with some light wear and minor chipping to the lower spine. Housed in a custom quarter leather case.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        PROFILES IN COURAGE

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956. First Edition, Early printing without the statement but with the 3.50 on the jacket flaps and the sequential numbers as called for. 8vo, publisher’s original quarter black cloth and blue cloth over boards, in the original printed and pictorial dustjacket. xix, 266 pp. A fine and bright copy in a clean and very pleasing dustjacket. EARLY ISSUANCE OF AN IMPORTANT PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK. The most famous and long-enduring of the President’s writings. This was Kennedy’s second book, written when he was a Senator from Massachusetts. It earned for him the Pulitzer Prize.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        A Kiss Before Dying (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1956. Original pressbook for the 1956 film, "A Kiss Before Dying," directed by Gerd Oswald, based on the 1953 novel by Ira Levin. Written for the screen by Lawrence Roman, and starring Robert Wagner, Viriginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, and Mary Astor. Refusing to believe her sister (Joanne Woodward) died of suicide, Ellen (Virginia Leith) sets out to discover the truth, unknowingly becoming involved with the murderer (Robert Wagner). 11 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Very minor separation to the hinge fold at the crown, heel, and center. Wrappers are rubbed with pencil marks and partial erasure to the front wrapper. Laid in is a flyer for the film, moderately toned but otherwise Fine, which has caused light offsetting to the last two pages of the pressbook. Silver and Ward, p. 371.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York, (1956). First Edition. Near fine, small stain at outside edge that is noticeable when book is closed. 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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        From One China to the Other

      NY: Universe Books, 1956. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Universe Books, 1956, first printing. 4to., 8 3/4" x 10 3/4", unpaginated. Text by Han Suyin. Edited by Robert Delpire. From the dust jacket flap: "This book is the picture diary of one of today's most brilliant roving photographers. Henri Cartier-Bresson lived in China from December 1948 to September 1949. In those eventful and dangerous months he watched from close at hand the withdrawal of the Nationalist government and the inrush of the Communist armies. He caught these events on the fly and came back from China with an unbiased graphic document of enduring historical interest." Beige cloth with white stamped titles. Minor toning to the cloth along the top and bottom edge, light, occasional age spotting to the covers, flyleafs/pastedowns and top edge of page block, else near fine, clean, crisp, bright, unworn in very good dust jacket frayed along the edges, surface scuff line on front panel, few small chips, with a couple of old internal tape repairs near top edge. Very scarce in dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 4to.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        MR. MICHAEL MOUSE UNFOLDS HIS TALE ... REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT IN THE COLLECTION OF MRS. CATHARINE T. PATTERSON

      [New Haven: Yale University Library, 1956].. A significant lot of production material, as below. Variously good to fine. The edition consisted of three hundred copies reproduced in facsimile of the original illustrated manuscript, printed in collotype under the direction of Harold Hugo and Carl P. Rollins, with the plates colored via stencil by Maria Bittner. Present here is a binder's dummy (in full cloth), made up of both colored and uncolored sheets, with annotations on the front endsheet detailing the specifications for the binding materials actually used for the published book. Laid in are six leaves of the illustrations in colored state and four in blue-line proofs, as well as the letterpress colophon (all trimmed slightly smaller than the final textblock). Also present are unbound, untrimmed sheets, two images per sheet (recto and verso) extending to the format markings, including duplicates, as follow: 48 untrimmed sheets of the images in colored state; 33 sheets (numbered in pencil 2 through 35) in mixed colored and uncolored states, trimmed to various sizes; and finally, five sheets bearing the printed colophon on one side and a colored illustration on the verso. There are some minor variations in coloring, suggesting these may have been either test sheets, or possibly rejected sheets.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        PICASSO FOR VOLLARD [Introduction by Hans Bolliger, Translation by Norbert Guterman]

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., [1956]. First edition of the Abrams issue for America, printed and bound by Verlag Gerd Hatje in Germany. With 100 plates from etchings of Pablo Picasso. 4to, publisher’s original black cloth decorated with a Picasso etching on the upper cover and lettered on the spine in silver, in the scarce original clear acetate dustjacket lettered on the upper cover in gilt. xxii, 100 plates. A bright and handsome copy, the book clean and fresh, the cloth unfaded with bright silver, a tiny bit of shelving evidence to the lower edge of the outside bottom corners, the scarce acetate jacket with far, far less than the usual yellowing and no warping at all, only a few small chips at the upper edges of the acetate. FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT WORK. These 100 superb etchings made by Picasso between 1930 and 1937 for the great art critic and dealer Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned and published them, have long been recognized as one of the supreme productions of the master's hand. Arising from Picasso's artistic caprice, from his working experience, or from the very depths of his unconscious, these plates show, more than any of his other works, a man at once inspired by and prey to his dazzling imagination and the demands of his inner demon. - Publisher’s review.

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        Dead Man's Folly ( SIGNED BY DAVID SUCHET )

      Collins Crime Club 1956 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins Crime Club in 1956. The BOOK is in near FINE condition being tight and clean from inscriptions. Appears unread.There is mild spotting to the text block and end-papers. The boards are ever so slightly splayed.The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition - It is complete but has some mild dusty markings to rear cover.There is slightly browning with very mild egdewear to top and tail of spine.The wrapper looks very attractive in Brodart protective cover .Book has been SIGNED by DAVID SUCHET directly to the Title Page.A scarce Christie Title with such attributes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        The Sound of Waves

      Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company,, 1956. Translated by Meredith Weatherby. Drawings by Yoshinori Kinoshita. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers rubbed, some wear at the ends of the spine panel, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy. First Japanese printing of the English language edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Gerti Deutsch-Hopkinson for the memory of the hottest midsummer afternoon in Tokyo, Yukio Mishima, 8 August '60". Deutsch-Hopkinson was an Austrian-born photographer who worked for Picture Post during the 1930s and 40s, and who visited Japan for six weeks during the summer of 1960. She planned to produce a book of photographs taken in Japan, but this project was never completed, though many of the images were exhibited at Olympia in London in 1962. The Sound of Waves was Mishima's third novel, written following his 1952 visit to Greece and incorporating elements of the story of Daphnis and Chloe. It was originally published in Japanese in 1954.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MR. STUBBS

      1956. 1. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. MR. STUBBS by T.L. McCready. NY: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy (1956). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8"), red pictorial cloth, 48p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw lightly frayed at spine ends. 1st edition. SIGNED BY BOTH McCREADY AND TUDOR ON TITLE PAGE! The story of a cat is illustrated in color throughout by Tudor (and written by her then husband McCready). A very scarce title and a special copy.

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        The Floating Opera

      New York: Appleton Century Crofts, 1956 First edition, first printing. Signed by Barth to half title. About fine in a very bright and crisp jacket with some very minor wear, light soiling, and small tear to upper front panel with a tape repair to verso, else a near fine and very attractive copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Un Americain á New York et á Paris. Traduit de l'americain par Jean-Francois Rozan.

      Paris: Rene Julliard, 1956 - Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in black. Contents unopened. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, edition de tete in advance of the trade issue. One of only 30 numbered copies. Only published in this French translation, the present book is one of the scarcest in Steinbeck's entire canon. A superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fotografie

      Prague: St??akladatelstv?r??iteratury, Hudby a Um?, Prague: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Uméní,, 1956. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. 232 black and white photographs on 113 sheets, of which 6 are folding. Poems by V. Holan and J. Seifert, portrait of Sudek by J. Ehm. Near fine in cream dust jacket, slightly rubbed and just lightly age toned with light nicks to corners. First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist "J. Sudek, Praha 5 I 57.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        "Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions" in Physical Review 104 Issue 1 pp. 254-258, October 1, 1956

      First edition of Lee and Yang?s Nobel Prize winning work announcing their theory of broken symmetry as an explanation of meson decay, as well as a proposition regarding how to test this theory (Nobel Prize document). In the summer of 1956, Lee and Yang worked as guest scientists at Brookhaven; in 1957 they received the Nobel Prize in physics for the work they did while there, work that involved radically questioning one of the basic tenets of physics, the supposedly absolute law of parity conservation. When Lee and Yang interpreted their results from that summer, they found that during their use of Brookhaven's Cosmotron particle accelerator, the fundamental and supposedly absolute law of parity conservation had been violated. Lee and Yang?s studies concerned two particles, the tau and the theta, which had the same masses, lifetimes and scattering behaviors, but which decayed differently in experiments at the Cosmotron. Because of this, the law of parity conservation required that these otherwise similar particles be considered different from one another. Furthermore, Lee and Yang suggested experiments that would show that the weak interaction of radioactive decay could indeed violate parity conservation. When the experiments were later successfully completed, the puzzle of the two particles was solved -- they could in fact be the same.  CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. Bound in original wraps in fine condition both inside and out. 

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        AGATHE.

      - Paris, 1956. 23x32 cm. Ouvrage sur beau papier vergé non ébarbé, orné dun fac-similé d'un dessin de Paul Valéry. Broché. Couverture rempliée. Avec un port-folio contenant le fac-similé du manuscrit original (14 pages). Le tout dans une chemise-étui en carton recouvert de papier crème. Quelques traces d'usage sans gravité sur l'étui et sur le port-folio, sinon ouvrage en très bon état. Un des 25 exemplaires sur vergé Montval blanc (n° 21). Cette édition originale présente, en deux de ses états, un texte inédit de Paul Valéry écrit en 1898, souvent repris au cours des années suivantes, et demeuré inachevé. L'auteur a parfois songé à lui donner un autre titre, tel "Manuscrit trouvé dans une cervelle" ou "Agathe, Sainte du Sommeil". Mais le titre "Agathe" est celui qui revient toujours dans la correspondance de Paul Valéry à cette époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Joan Miro

      Paris: Maeght. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956. FIRST EDITION. Softcover. Near Fine condition book in a Very Good Plus condition DJ. 10 Original Lithographs. Some very light rubbing to the corners and a bit of toning along the top edge, else Fine condition. Prospective customers can always request images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Untitled (Architectural Rendering)

      [N.d., circa 1956]. Light wear, else near fine condition.. Unique mixed media gouache on board, depicting a mid-century home with a blue Lincoln parked in the driveway. 15 x 21 3/4 inches. SIGNED by Roger K. Brown in the bottom right corner. Cut-outs of a car and a couple in formal wear collaged onto the surface.

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        A history of the English speaking peoples - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Cassell (1956-1958), 1956. 1st Editions. Physical desc.: 4v. : maps ; 22cm. Notes: Contents: v.1. The birth of Britain. v.2. The New World. v.3. The age of revolution. v.4. The great democracies. Subject: English-speaking countries - History. Great Britain - History. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell, 1956-58., 1956. A superb set of FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent green half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spines with raised bands, green cloth boards; top edges gilt. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A History of the English Speaking Peoples. In four volumes

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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