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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. First Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Houghton Mifflin , 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st impression. A lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Rings corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not use any of the 2nd UK impressions. The dustjackets of the set exhibit a small amount of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, with bright colors. The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" on The Two Towers; the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the Fellowship of the Ring; and the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights in the Return of the King. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing. The Fellowship is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. Further digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        The Lord of the Rings - Trilogy *The Fellowship of the Ring, *The Two Towers, *The Return of the King - 3 Volumes with Dust Jackets

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 0000. BOOKS IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION, DJ'S IN VG CONDITION, AND FOLDING MAPS IN VG TO FINE CONDITION. Uniformly bound in original red cloth, with dust jackets in protective mylar covers, spines darkened. First Part: The Fellowship of the Ring is Fifth Impression (1956) in Sixth Impression Dust Jacket. Second Part: The Two Towers is Fifth Impression (1957) in a Fifth Impression Dust Jacket. Lower edge damp mark to front cover & dust jacket. Third Part: Return of the King is Third Impression (1957) with a Third Impression Dust Jacket. NO LABELS, NOR INSCRIPTIONS.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. First Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Houghton Mifflin , 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st impression. A lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Rings corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not use any of the 2nd UK impressions. The dustjackets of the set exhibit a small amount of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, with bright colors. The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" on The Two Towers; the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the Fellowship of the Ring; and the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights in the Return of the King. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing. The Fellowship is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. Further digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania

      New York: Random House,, 1956. Octavo. Original blue and red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, light blue geometric pattern to spine, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. In a brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Portrait frontispiece. A little faded and with minor dampstaining along the edges of the boards, three small punctures to cloth at top of upper board, light spots of dampstain to edges. An excellent copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with nicks and short closed tears repaired to the verso with tape. Second US edition, with a new foreword by the author and a splendid pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by Churchill on the front free endpaper, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill for Albert McCleary. 22 Oct. 1956".

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        Life is Good & Good for You in New York

      London: Photography Magazine,, 1956. Trance Witness Revels. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Includes the brochure bookmark, still attached by its black cord. Black and white photographs in the text throughout. Light white mark to spine, bumped near the tail, brochure bookmark a little toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket torn and chipped at the corners with some tape repairs. First UK edition, first impression.

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        Vacances Forcees. Woodcuts by Raoul DUFY

      Paris: Editions Vialetay, 1956, first edition of both the text and Dufy illustrations, one of several deluxe copies "nominatif" (Marcelle Blanchet), produced for the collaborators on the book, from the total edition of 233, printed on Rives wove paper, signed in ink by Roland Dorgeles, Jacques Beltrand and the publisher on the justification page. The complete book with text in French, 24 original color woodcuts, including 23 in-texte, engraved by Beltrand after original watercolors by Raoul Dufy + a suite of 23 hors-texte woodcuts on thin Japon paper in a separate folder, these woodcuts are color decompositions of one plate; + a suite of 22 hors-texte color decomposition woodcuts on Rives wove paper, + one "état incomplet" woodcut, also in a separate folder. Also included also is the publisher's advertisement brochure. This exemplar inscribed to Marcelle Blanchet and signed by Beltrand and the book's designer. Page size 13 x 10 in. (32.5 x 25 cm); overall size 14 x 10.5 x 3 in.; 224 pages, all sheets loose, as issued, in a wrapper portfolio; all housed in boards chemise and slipcase. An unusually fine copy. References: Monod 3865.

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        Vins Fleurs et Flammes

      Paris: Bernard Klein, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 201 pages in text. 32 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 314 of 380 on Velin d'Arches. Printed by Jacomet. Illustrated with lithographs, pochoir and monochrome plates on wine themes by Villon, Dufy, Jacob, Derain, Cocteau, Foujita, Utrillo et al. Prose and verse by Duhamel, Colette, Valery, Mac Orlan, Max Jacob et al. George Duhamel received the literary prize of Chevaliers du Tastevin for this work. Fresh, very clean copy, original wrappers present, marbled endpapers, a few spine rub marks.

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        LET US COMPARE MYTHOLOGIES

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1956 Cohen, Leonard, LET US COMPARE MYTHOLOGIES. [Illustrated by Guttman, Freda]. Montreal/Toronto: Contact Press, 1956. 8vo., 79pp. Publisher's black cloth covered boards, silver spine lettering, deckled fore-edge. A fine fresh copy in a perfect dustwrapper designed by Greda Guttman. About 400 copies were printed, sponsored by McGill & edited by Louis Dudek, to present "the work of young writers at McGill of outstanding ability". Early presentation inscribed by Cohen on the front free endpaper in black fountain pen: "For Paul / In friendship / Leonard Cohen / Jan 3rd, 1957". A superb example. Contemporary presentation copies in collector's condition are rare. $14500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Thirty-Two Volumes of Facsimiles of Rare Spanish Literary Texts, 1470 – 1865 - El Ayre de la Almena: Textos Literarios Rarísimos - Buen Placer: Trovado en Trece Discantes de Cuarta Rima Castellana, Las Doscientas del Castillo de la Fama y la Cincuenta del Labertino Contra Fortuna, Cuatro Obras del Bachiller Hernán López de Yanguas, Inuectiua Contra el Heresiarcha Luthero, Con el IN IBIN de Ovidio en la Versión Castellana de Diago Mexia, Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique I, II, III, IV,V & VI, Compilación de las Batallas Campales, Cancionero, Theologica Descripcion de los Misterios Sagrados, Las Setecientas, Consolación de la Philosophia, La Arcadia, Algunas Obras, Compendio de toda la Philosophia Natural de Aristoteles Traduzida en Metro Castellano, Obras Sueltas Tomo I, II, III & IV, Jardín de Apolo, Obras Menores, Cancionerillo, Siete Meditaciones Sobre la Oracion del Padre Nvestro; Escrita por la Seraphica Madre Santa Theresa de Iesvs; Glo

      Cieza: Antonio Pérez y Gómez, 1956-1972. Leather_bound. Near Fine. The Edward Glaser Collection of Spanish Literary Texts Bay Leaf Books is happy to present a collection of Spanish literary works in facsimile that range from the mid-fifteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries, with most titles representing the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age, of Spanish literature. This collection formerly belonged to Dr. Edward Glaser (1918 – 1972), who was professor of Spanish literature at the University of Michigan. A large portion of this collection contains the first—and in many cases, only—facsimile editions of essential titles of Spanish literature. All of the volumes in this collection, which were originally issued in wraps, have custom, uniform bindings in full leather. In all the volumes, the original wraps are bound in. Most of the volumes were produced by the same printing firm, so they have a lovely consistent look (save for item 2013, which is smaller than the rest of the collection, but retains the same binding style). The binder remains unknown, but was most certainly Spanish as the unusual streammarbling-style of leather treatment suggests. A native Austrian, Dr. Edward Glaser studied at the University of Vienna and—after emigrating to the United States and spending two years in the U.S. Army during World War II—Wayne University. He earned his doctorate at Harvard and remained there to teach until moving to the University of Michigan in 1959. Prof. Glaser, an enthusiastic scholar of Spanish and Portuguese literature, quickly became an integral part of Michigan’s Romantic Languages department. He received a Guggenheim fellowship and was appointed to the advisory board of the Hispanic Review and editorial boards of several scholarly journals, all while keenly interested in both field research and his students, to whom he was deeply committed. Prof. Glaser was an internationally recognized authority in his field, especially in the Spanish Golden Age, the Biblical drama, and the literary relations between Spain and Portugal, and published several articles and books on these subjects. Thirty-Two Volumes of Facsimiles of Rare Spanish Literary Texts, 1470 – 1865 El Ayre de la Almena: Textos Literarios Rarísimos. Cieza, Murcia: Antonio Pérez y Gómez, 32 volumes, 1956—1972, all but one volume are number 15 (vol. X is number 10) of a limited edition of 225 (plus 30 copies lettered A to Z). Thirty-two volumes uniformly bound in full speckled sheep with four raised spine bands and two leather spine labels in varying shades of green with bright gilt titles; 7 by 9 7/8-inches (+/- 1/8-inch in height in some volumes), red top-stain, hand-marbled endpapers in various designs, watermarked laid paper. Very faint signs of wear to the boards with minor rubbing to the [mostly] lower corners; other defects are noted in the itemized list below. Included: Vol. I, 1956 Juan Hurtado de Mendoza. Buen Placer: Trovado en Trece Discantes de Cuarta Rima Castellana (Alcalá, 1550). Not paginated, [1] 109 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. II, 1957 Alonso Alvarez Guerrero. Las Doscientas del Castillo de la Fama y las Cincuenta del Labertino Contra Fortuna (Valencia, 1520). Not paginated, [1] 125 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. III, 1960 Hernán López de Yanguas. Cuatro Obras del Bachiller Hernán López de Yanguas (Siglo XVI). Not paginated, [10] 103 pp. plus limitation page. There is a 1/4-inch closed tear on the top edge of the Noticia Bibliográfica page. Vol. IV, 1961 Fray Christoual Mansilla. Inuectiua Contra el Heresiarcha Luthero (Burgos, 1552), Con el IN IBIN de Ovidio en la Versión Castellana de Diago Mexia (Sevilla, 1608). Not paginated, [14] 93 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. V, 1961 Alonsa de Cervantes; Rodrigo de Valdepeñas; Jorge de Montemayor. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique I (Lisboa, 1501; no date, no location; no date, no location). Not paginated, [6] 114 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. VI, 1961 Diego Barahona; Francisco de Guzman; Jorge de Montemayor. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique II (no location, 1541; no date, no location, c.1549; Valencia, 1576). Not paginated, [5] 110 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. VII, 1962 Luis Pérez. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique III (Valladolid, 1561). Not paginated, [5] 127 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. One-inch closed tear on front blank. Vol. VIII, 1962 Luis de Aranda. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique IV (no date, no location). Not paginated, [3] 128 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. IX, 1962 Garci Ruiz de Castro; anonymous; G.D.FN DE C. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique V (Segovia, 1551; Siglo XVII; Siglo XVII). 114 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. X, 1963 Gregorio Silvestre. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique VI (Lisboa, 1592) with Noticias Bibliográficas por Antonio Pérez y Gómez. Not paginated, [5] 127 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. XI, 1963 Diego Rodriguez de Almela. Compilación de las Batallas Campales (Murcia, 1487). Not paginated, [3] 112 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XII, 1964 Fray Ambrosio Montesino. Cancionero (Toledo, 1508). Not paginated, [3] 147 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XIII, 1965 Alvar Gomez. Theologica Descripcion de los Misterios Sagrados (Toledo, 1541). Not paginated, [3] 109 pp. plus limitation page. A few scratches on the upper boards that look to be flaws in the leather, not damage per se. Vol. XIV, 1965 Fernan Perez de Guzman. Las Setecientas (Sevilla, 1506). Not paginated, [4] 98 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XV, 1966 Boecio Severino; Fray Alberto de Aguayo, trans. Consolación de la Philosophia (Sevilla, 1518). Not paginated, [3] 136 pp. plus limitation page. Vo. XVI, 1966 Jacobo Sannazaro. La Arcadia (Toledo, 1547). Not paginated, [8] 131 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XVII, 1967 Fernando de Herrera. Algunas Obras (Seville, 1582). Not paginated, [3] 120 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XVIII, 1967 Fray Canales. Compendio de toda la Philosophia Natural de Aristoteles Traduzida en Metro Castellano (Sevilla, 1547). Not paginated, [3] 110 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XIX, 1968 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo I (Siglos XVI y XVII). Not paginated, [5] 119 pp. [1] plus limitation page. Has some faint yellow stains on the lower board. Includes “Romance a las Ventvrosas Bodas,” “Contemplatiuos Discursos,” “Segvnda Parte del Desengaño del Hombre,” “Revelaciones de Algvnas Cosas Dignas de Ser Notadas,” “Sentimientos a los Agravios de Christo Nvestro Bien,” and “Égloga a Claudio.” Vol. XX, 1968 Luys Antonio. Nuevo Plato de Varios Manjares (Zaragoza, 1658). Not paginated, [4] 109 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXI, 1968 Fernando de Vera y Mendoza. Panegyrico por la Poesia (Montilla, 1627). Not paginated, [8] 128 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXII, 1969 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo II (Siglos XVII). 116 pp. [1] plus limitation page. Includes “Coloquio Pastoril,” “Segundo Coloquio,” “Discurso de la Nueva Poesía,” “Elogio en la Muerte de Ivan Blas de Castro,” “Égloga Panegírica,” “Elegía en la Muerte del Ldo. Don Gerónimo de Villaiçan,” and “Tres Loas Famosas.” Vol. XXIII, 1969 Francisco de Francia y Acosta. Jardín de Apolo (Madrid, 1624). Not paginated, [3] 111 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXIV, 1969 Don Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Obras Menores (Siglos XVII y XVIII). Not paginated, [7] 108 pp. plus limitation page. Includes “Elegía en la Muerte del Señor Infante Don Carlos,” “El Famoso Baile de las Damas de Madrid,” “Auto Sacramental Alegórico, Protestación de la Fe,” “Exortacion Panegirica al Silencio,” and “Lagrimas que Vierte una Alma Arrepentida a la Hora de la Muerte a los Pies de Christo Crucificado.” Vol. XXV, 1969 Gonzalo de Figueroa. Cancionerillo (Sevilla, 1550) Con una Carta-Prólogo del Excmo. Sr. D. Antonio Rodríguez-Moñino. Not paginated, [7] 90 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXVI, 1970 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo III (Siglos XVII). Not paginated, [8] 104 pp. plus limitation page. Includes “Quatro Soliloquios,” “La Virgen de la Almudena: Poema Histórico,” and “Pyra Sacra en la Muerte del Excmo Señor Don Gonçalo Fernandez de Cordoua, Cardona y Aragon...” Vol. XXVII, 1970 Roman Montero de Spinossa. Siete Meditaciones Sobre la Oracion del Padre Nvestro; Escrita por la Seraphica Madre Santa Theresa de Iesvs; Glossadas en verso (Amberes, 1654) con la Bula de Canonización de la Santa (Bruselas, 1624) y la Relación de las Fiestas en Roma con Tal Motivo (Barcelona, 1622). Not paginated, [9] 108 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXVIII, 1971 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo VI (Siglos XVII). Not paginated, [7] 106 pp. plus limitation page. Includes “Fiestas de Denia,” “Aquí se Contienen Quatro Romances,” “Alabanzas al Glorioso Patriarcha San José,” “Hcerto Desecho,” and “Guerto Florido.” Laid in this volume is a presentation leaf presented to subscribers by the publisher for the holidays : “Coplas Nuevas en alabanza Sagrado Nacimiento, para que los fieles den las gracias al Niño Dios por habernos traido con bien al General Ballesteros” (Cádiz, 1813). Vol. XXIX, 1971 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo I (Siglos XVII a XIX). Not paginated, [6] 116 pp. plus limitation page. Includes: Diego Beltrán Hidalgo, “Discurso a las Reales Fiestas” (Murcia, 1628); Francisco Roales Omaña, “Assuntode las Mayores Fiestas” (Salamanca, 1658); anonymous, “Relación de la Fiesta de Toros que Corrió las Villa de Meco” (no date, no location, c.1670); Antonio Francisco de Flores, “Descripción de las Fiesta de Cañas y Toros” (no date, no location, but most probably Sevilla, 1700); Martín Dávila Palomares, “La Fiesta de Toros y Demás Festejos” (no date, no location, c.1701); anonymous, “Lucida Pompa y Real Aplauso” (Madrid, c.1701); Nicolás Fernández de Moratín, “Fiesta Antigua de Toros en Madrid” (Palma, 1865); and, anonymous, “Nueva Relación y Lastimoso Romance” (Vallodolid, 1861). Vo. XXX, 1971 Bartolomé Ximénez Patón. Decente Colocación de la Santa Cruz (Cuenca, 1635) y Discurso en Favor del Santo y Loable Estatuto de la Limpieza (Granada, 1638). Not paginated, [6] 116 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXXI, 1972 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo II (Siglo XVII). Not paginated, [4] 104 pp. plus limitation page. Small scuff marks to the upper left corner of the upper spine label. Includes: D. Ivan Lison de Texada, “Pompa Festival, Alegre, Merecida Aclamación … a las Floridas” (Valladolid, 1654); Don Agustin Moreto, “Coplas De pie Quebrado” (no date, no location); and, anonymous, “Descripcion de los Toros que se Corrieron en la Plaça de Madrid” (Madrid 1680). Vol. XXXII, 1972 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo III (Siglo XVII). Not paginated, [4] 110 pp. plus limitation page. Includes: D. Juan Ruyz de Alarcon y Mendoça, “Elogio Descriptivo a las Fiestas” (Madrid, 1623); Don Miguel Venegas de Grenada, “Relación de las Admirables y Protentosas (sic) Fiestas” (Madrid, 1623); D. Gabriel Bocalgel Vnçueta, “La Fiesta Real y Votiva de Toros” (Madrid, 1648); “Eco del Aplauso que don Francisco Miñano, Cauallero de la Orden de Calatraua” (no location, 1661); anonymous, “Descripción de las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas que se Corrieron en la Ciudad de Ezija al Nacimiento de Ivan Fernandez Galindo,” no location, 1667; Dr. Don Enrique Vaca de Alfaro, “Poema Heroyco, y Descripción Histórica y Poetica de las Grandes Fiestas de Toros que la Nobilissíma Ciudad de Cordoba” (Córdoba, 1669).

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        Thirty-Two Volumes of Facsimiles of Rare Spanish Literary Texts, 1470 ? 1865 - El Ayre de la Almena: Textos Literarios Rarísimos - Buen Placer: Trovado en Trece Discantes de Cuarta Rima Castellana, Las Doscientas del Castillo de la Fama y la Cincuenta del Labertino Contra Fortuna, Cuatro Obras del Bachiller Hernán López de Yanguas, Inuectiua Contra el Heresiarcha Luthero, Con el IN IBIN de Ovidio en la Versión Castellana de Diago Mexia, Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique I, II, III, IV,V & VI, Compilación de las Batallas Campales, Cancionero, Theologica Descripcion de los Misterios Sagrados, Las Setecientas, Consolación de la Philosophia, La Arcadia, Algunas Obras, Compendio de toda la Philosophia Natural de Aristoteles Traduzida en Metro Castellano, Obras Sueltas Tomo I, II, III & IV, Jardín de Apolo, Obras Menores, Cancionerillo, Siete Meditaciones Sobre la Oracion del Padre Nvestro; Escrita por la Seraphica Madre Santa Theresa de Iesvs; Glo

      Cieza: Antonio Pérez y Gómez, 1956-1972. Leather_bound. Near Fine. The Edward Glaser Collection of Spanish Literary Texts Bay Leaf Books is happy to present a collection of Spanish literary works in facsimile that range from the mid-fifteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries, with most titles representing the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age, of Spanish literature. This collection formerly belonged to Dr. Edward Glaser (1918 ? 1972), who was professor of Spanish literature at the University of Michigan. A large portion of this collection contains the first?and in many cases, only?facsimile editions of essential titles of Spanish literature. All of the volumes in this collection, which were originally issued in wraps, have custom, uniform bindings in full leather. In all the volumes, the original wraps are bound in. Most of the volumes were produced by the same printing firm, so they have a lovely consistent look (save for item 2013, which is smaller than the rest of the collection, but retains the same binding style). The binder remains unknown, but was most certainly Spanish as the unusual streammarbling-style of leather treatment suggests. A native Austrian, Dr. Edward Glaser studied at the University of Vienna and?after emigrating to the United States and spending two years in the U.S. Army during World War II?Wayne University. He earned his doctorate at Harvard and remained there to teach until moving to the University of Michigan in 1959. Prof. Glaser, an enthusiastic scholar of Spanish and Portuguese literature, quickly became an integral part of Michigan?s Romantic Languages department. He received a Guggenheim fellowship and was appointed to the advisory board of the Hispanic Review and editorial boards of several scholarly journals, all while keenly interested in both field research and his students, to whom he was deeply committed. Prof. Glaser was an internationally recognized authority in his field, especially in the Spanish Golden Age, the Biblical drama, and the literary relations between Spain and Portugal, and published several articles and books on these subjects. Thirty-Two Volumes of Facsimiles of Rare Spanish Literary Texts, 1470 ? 1865 El Ayre de la Almena: Textos Literarios Rarísimos. Cieza, Murcia: Antonio Pérez y Gómez, 32 volumes, 1956?1972, all but one volume are number 15 (vol. X is number 10) of a limited edition of 225 (plus 30 copies lettered A to Z). Thirty-two volumes uniformly bound in full speckled sheep with four raised spine bands and two leather spine labels in varying shades of green with bright gilt titles; 7 by 9 7/8-inches (+/- 1/8-inch in height in some volumes), red top-stain, hand-marbled endpapers in various designs, watermarked laid paper. Very faint signs of wear to the boards with minor rubbing to the [mostly] lower corners; other defects are noted in the itemized list below. Included: Vol. I, 1956 Juan Hurtado de Mendoza. Buen Placer: Trovado en Trece Discantes de Cuarta Rima Castellana (Alcalá, 1550). Not paginated, [1] 109 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. II, 1957 Alonso Alvarez Guerrero. Las Doscientas del Castillo de la Fama y las Cincuenta del Labertino Contra Fortuna (Valencia, 1520). Not paginated, [1] 125 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. III, 1960 Hernán López de Yanguas. Cuatro Obras del Bachiller Hernán López de Yanguas (Siglo XVI). Not paginated, [10] 103 pp. plus limitation page. There is a 1/4-inch closed tear on the top edge of the Noticia Bibliográfica page. Vol. IV, 1961 Fray Christoual Mansilla. Inuectiua Contra el Heresiarcha Luthero (Burgos, 1552), Con el IN IBIN de Ovidio en la Versión Castellana de Diago Mexia (Sevilla, 1608). Not paginated, [14] 93 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. V, 1961 Alonsa de Cervantes; Rodrigo de Valdepeñas; Jorge de Montemayor. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique I (Lisboa, 1501; no date, no location; no date, no location). Not paginated, [6] 114 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. VI, 1961 Diego Barahona; Francisco de Guzman; Jorge de Montemayor. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique II (no location, 1541; no date, no location, c.1549; Valencia, 1576). Not paginated, [5] 110 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. VII, 1962 Luis Pérez. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique III (Valladolid, 1561). Not paginated, [5] 127 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. One-inch closed tear on front blank. Vol. VIII, 1962 Luis de Aranda. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique IV (no date, no location). Not paginated, [3] 128 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. IX, 1962 Garci Ruiz de Castro; anonymous; G.D.FN DE C. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique V (Segovia, 1551; Siglo XVII; Siglo XVII). 114 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. X, 1963 Gregorio Silvestre. Glosas a las Coplas de Jorge Manrique VI (Lisboa, 1592) with Noticias Bibliográficas por Antonio Pérez y Gómez. Not paginated, [5] 127 pp. plus limitation page. This volume has printed endpapers, rather than marbled. Vol. XI, 1963 Diego Rodriguez de Almela. Compilación de las Batallas Campales (Murcia, 1487). Not paginated, [3] 112 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XII, 1964 Fray Ambrosio Montesino. Cancionero (Toledo, 1508). Not paginated, [3] 147 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XIII, 1965 Alvar Gomez. Theologica Descripcion de los Misterios Sagrados (Toledo, 1541). Not paginated, [3] 109 pp. plus limitation page. A few scratches on the upper boards that look to be flaws in the leather, not damage per se. Vol. XIV, 1965 Fernan Perez de Guzman. Las Setecientas (Sevilla, 1506). Not paginated, [4] 98 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XV, 1966 Boecio Severino; Fray Alberto de Aguayo, trans. Consolación de la Philosophia (Sevilla, 1518). Not paginated, [3] 136 pp. plus limitation page. Vo. XVI, 1966 Jacobo Sannazaro. La Arcadia (Toledo, 1547). Not paginated, [8] 131 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XVII, 1967 Fernando de Herrera. Algunas Obras (Seville, 1582). Not paginated, [3] 120 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XVIII, 1967 Fray Canales. Compendio de toda la Philosophia Natural de Aristoteles Traduzida en Metro Castellano (Sevilla, 1547). Not paginated, [3] 110 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XIX, 1968 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo I (Siglos XVI y XVII). Not paginated, [5] 119 pp. [1] plus limitation page. Has some faint yellow stains on the lower board. Includes ?Romance a las Ventvrosas Bodas,? ?Contemplatiuos Discursos,? ?Segvnda Parte del Desengaño del Hombre,? ?Revelaciones de Algvnas Cosas Dignas de Ser Notadas,? ?Sentimientos a los Agravios de Christo Nvestro Bien,? and ?Égloga a Claudio.? Vol. XX, 1968 Luys Antonio. Nuevo Plato de Varios Manjares (Zaragoza, 1658). Not paginated, [4] 109 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXI, 1968 Fernando de Vera y Mendoza. Panegyrico por la Poesia (Montilla, 1627). Not paginated, [8] 128 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXII, 1969 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo II (Siglos XVII). 116 pp. [1] plus limitation page. Includes ?Coloquio Pastoril,? ?Segundo Coloquio,? ?Discurso de la Nueva Poesía,? ?Elogio en la Muerte de Ivan Blas de Castro,? ?Égloga Panegírica,? ?Elegía en la Muerte del Ldo. Don Gerónimo de Villaiçan,? and ?Tres Loas Famosas.? Vol. XXIII, 1969 Francisco de Francia y Acosta. Jardín de Apolo (Madrid, 1624). Not paginated, [3] 111 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXIV, 1969 Don Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Obras Menores (Siglos XVII y XVIII). Not paginated, [7] 108 pp. plus limitation page. Includes ?Elegía en la Muerte del Señor Infante Don Carlos,? ?El Famoso Baile de las Damas de Madrid,? ?Auto Sacramental Alegórico, Protestación de la Fe,? ?Exortacion Panegirica al Silencio,? and ?Lagrimas que Vierte una Alma Arrepentida a la Hora de la Muerte a los Pies de Christo Crucificado.? Vol. XXV, 1969 Gonzalo de Figueroa. Cancionerillo (Sevilla, 1550) Con una Carta-Prólogo del Excmo. Sr. D. Antonio Rodríguez-Moñino. Not paginated, [7] 90 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXVI, 1970 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo III (Siglos XVII). Not paginated, [8] 104 pp. plus limitation page. Includes ?Quatro Soliloquios,? ?La Virgen de la Almudena: Poema Histórico,? and ?Pyra Sacra en la Muerte del Excmo Señor Don Gonçalo Fernandez de Cordoua, Cardona y Aragon...? Vol. XXVII, 1970 Roman Montero de Spinossa. Siete Meditaciones Sobre la Oracion del Padre Nvestro; Escrita por la Seraphica Madre Santa Theresa de Iesvs; Glossadas en verso (Amberes, 1654) con la Bula de Canonización de la Santa (Bruselas, 1624) y la Relación de las Fiestas en Roma con Tal Motivo (Barcelona, 1622). Not paginated, [9] 108 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXVIII, 1971 Lope de Vega. Obras Sueltas Tomo VI (Siglos XVII). Not paginated, [7] 106 pp. plus limitation page. Includes ?Fiestas de Denia,? ?Aquí se Contienen Quatro Romances,? ?Alabanzas al Glorioso Patriarcha San José,? ?Hcerto Desecho,? and ?Guerto Florido.? Laid in this volume is a presentation leaf presented to subscribers by the publisher for the holidays : ?Coplas Nuevas en alabanza Sagrado Nacimiento, para que los fieles den las gracias al Niño Dios por habernos traido con bien al General Ballesteros? (Cádiz, 1813). Vol. XXIX, 1971 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo I (Siglos XVII a XIX). Not paginated, [6] 116 pp. plus limitation page. Includes: Diego Beltrán Hidalgo, ?Discurso a las Reales Fiestas? (Murcia, 1628); Francisco Roales Omaña, ?Assuntode las Mayores Fiestas? (Salamanca, 1658); anonymous, ?Relación de la Fiesta de Toros que Corrió las Villa de Meco? (no date, no location, c.1670); Antonio Francisco de Flores, ?Descripción de las Fiesta de Cañas y Toros? (no date, no location, but most probably Sevilla, 1700); Martín Dávila Palomares, ?La Fiesta de Toros y Demás Festejos? (no date, no location, c.1701); anonymous, ?Lucida Pompa y Real Aplauso? (Madrid, c.1701); Nicolás Fernández de Moratín, ?Fiesta Antigua de Toros en Madrid? (Palma, 1865); and, anonymous, ?Nueva Relación y Lastimoso Romance? (Vallodolid, 1861). Vo. XXX, 1971 Bartolomé Ximénez Patón. Decente Colocación de la Santa Cruz (Cuenca, 1635) y Discurso en Favor del Santo y Loable Estatuto de la Limpieza (Granada, 1638). Not paginated, [6] 116 pp. plus limitation page. Vol. XXXI, 1972 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo II (Siglo XVII). Not paginated, [4] 104 pp. plus limitation page. Small scuff marks to the upper left corner of the upper spine label. Includes: D. Ivan Lison de Texada, ?Pompa Festival, Alegre, Merecida Aclamación ... a las Floridas? (Valladolid, 1654); Don Agustin Moreto, ?Coplas De pie Quebrado? (no date, no location); and, anonymous, ?Descripcion de los Toros que se Corrieron en la Plaça de Madrid? (Madrid 1680). Vol. XXXII, 1972 Relaciones Poéticas sobre las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas Tomo III (Siglo XVII). Not paginated, [4] 110 pp. plus limitation page. Includes: D. Juan Ruyz de Alarcon y Mendoça, ?Elogio Descriptivo a las Fiestas? (Madrid, 1623); Don Miguel Venegas de Grenada, ?Relación de las Admirables y Protentosas (sic) Fiestas? (Madrid, 1623); D. Gabriel Bocalgel Vnçueta, ?La Fiesta Real y Votiva de Toros? (Madrid, 1648); ?Eco del Aplauso que don Francisco Miñano, Cauallero de la Orden de Calatraua? (no location, 1661); anonymous, ?Descripción de las Fiestas de Toros y Cañas que se Corrieron en la Ciudad de Ezija al Nacimiento de Ivan Fernandez Galindo,? no location, 1667; Dr. Don Enrique Vaca de Alfaro, ?Poema Heroyco, y Descripción Histórica y Poetica de las Grandes Fiestas de Toros que la Nobilissíma Ciudad de Cordoba? (Córdoba, 1669).

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        Illustrations for the Bible by Marc Chagall

      First US edition note that this is the original 1956 work that reproduces Verve 33/34 with text in English. Beautiful, Near Fine book (14 ½” tall 10 ½’ wide) in blue boards with Chagall art, that was printed by Verve in France. Book has only light edge and corner wear with contents in excellent condition. Dust jacket is in Poor condition with edge chips and loss, tears, front panel has come off and been taped back externally. Very scarce. Contains 16 color lithographs plus the Verve cover and title page and 12 lithographs in black. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

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        Bible. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc CHAGALL. Complete in 2 volumes

      Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1956, first Chagall edition, two volumes, number 246 of 275 exemplars (total edition 295), printed on Montval paper, signed by Marc Chagall on the justification page. The complete book with the Bible text, illustrated with 105 original etchings by Marc Chagall; pp. 124 + 108, loose leaves in 2 thick Arches paper folders with four folded flaps and black printing on the front, inside publisher's 2 board chemises covered with grey paper printed in gold on the spine for each volume; housed in publisher's slipcase. In very close to excellent condition. Size of each book 18 x 13.5 x 3 in (46 x 35.5 x 7 cm); overall size 18.5 x 14 x 5.5 in (47 x 36 x 14 cm). References: Rauch 148; Klipstein 1960, The Artist & The Book 53; Cramer 29; Sorlier 199-303 (p.62); Monod 1532; The Artist & The Book in France p.326; Meyer 24; From Manet to Hockney 88. Aside from totally insignificant imperfections on the chemises and slipcase, this is a superb exemplar of a book that is now quite rare, especially in this condition (very clean and bright, no habitual foxing, no tears, no creases, no staining).

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        Illustrations for the Bible by Marc Chagall

      Harcourt, Brace and Co. First US edition note that this is the original 1956 work that reproduces Verve 33/34 with text in English. Beautiful, Near Fine book (14 ½” tall 10 ½’ wide) in blue boards with Chagall art, that was printed by Verve in France. Book has only light edge and corner wear with contents in excellent condition. Dust jacket is in Poor condition with edge chips and loss, tears, front panel has come off and been taped back externally. Very scarce. Contains 16 color lithographs plus the Verve cover and title page and 12 lithographs in black. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

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        " 1984" RELEASE SCRIPT

      [London?]: Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd., 18 January 1956.. [1],114 leaves foolscap. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, punched in left margin and string-tied into plain wrappers with typed label. Wrappers a bit sunned and used at overlap edges, with a bit of loss at toe of spine and ragged tear at one punch-hole, internally about fine. A post-production release script for the 1956 British film adaptation of Orwell's novel, recording the dialogue, timing and cinematic details of the final version of the film. Directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave, Donald Pleasance, et al, this b&w adaptation captured the dingy bleakness of Orwell's vision of the future, and served its origin well. The film is itself rather elusive these days, and any scripts and publicity paper associated with it even more so. This is denoted "Copy No. 38" of the release script.

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        Informationsbulletin (Czechoslovakia) / Rat der Jüdischen Gemeinden in Böhmen und Mähren zu Prag; Zentralverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden in der Slovakei [4 volumes, 32 issues]

      NP NP , n/d. Hardcover. vg. Ex-library. 1 quarto & 3 octavo volumes. Original bulletins bound in matching red library buckram with gold lettering on spine. Vol. I: Sep. 1956 - Feb. 1960. Vol. II: Apr. 1960 - Jan. 1962. Vol. III: Jan. 1963 - Nov. 1964. Vol. IV: Feb. 1965 - Sept. 1966. Rare collection of this news release (entitled Informationsbulletin) which was published by the Council of Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia from 1956-1971. Many of the articles describe a variety of Holocaust remembrance events concerning the Jewry of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the contribution of research and writing by rabbis and scholars to promote Holocaust remembrance, production of dramas and art exhibitions focusing on the suffering of the Czechoslovakian Jews during World War II, etc. Library stamp on page edges and front and rear endpapers in octavo volumes. Usual age toning to leaves. Mimeographed typescript. Text in German. Tight copies in very good condition. Broken but rare run of this Jewish periodical, published in Communist Czechoslovakia. Total of 32 issues.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York,, 1956–58. 4 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth-backed linen boards, spines lettered gilt on red panels, facsimile signature in gilt on front covers, in the printed dust jackets. An excellent set. First American editions, inscribed by the author, Vol. 1 signed and dated, Vol. 4 inscribed "Emery from Winston S. Churchill, April 1958", the other volumes unsigned. It was Emery Reves who had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Their association blossomed again after the War when Reves negotiated the sale of the US rights for The Second World War, and purchased the international rights himself, selling serialization to twenty-seven newspapers across the globe and securing book rights in eleven European countries. Churchill said of this feat, "I am sure that no one could have done it except Reves who buzzed around the world for nearly a year making contracts." They subsequently worked closely together on the book itself, Reves having what Martin Gilbert has described as "considerable editorial input". Following his retirement from public life in 1955 Churchill began work on English-Speaking Peoples, his final literary work, based on an idea first conceived in 1930 but laid aside for the duration of the War and for the composition of his memoirs of the conflict. His thesis being the importance of `the two branches of the English-Speaking World, the British Empire and the United States, for future international security, the events of the Second World War 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." Again Reves' influence was key in the development of the project which Churchill completed at La Pausa, Reves' villa in the South of France, "Reves has given me back the amended text which I proposed of the Preface," Churchill wrote, "He has had lengthy telephonings with French, German, Italian and Scandinavian publishers, showing what they want for their editions." Reves also negotiated Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Hebrew editions." [Gilbert Winston Churchill and Emery Reves p.19] Highly important association copies. Churchill and Reves's symbiosis greatly profited both men, but also did much to forward the cause that passionately engaged them both, the continued spread of democratic ideals in a post-totalitarian world.

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        Exposition de trois peintures américains deux Tourangeaux - un Parisien

      Tours: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, 1956. Limited edition of this little 16pp. catalogue published on the occasion of an exhibition at Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours, France, November 10 - December 16, 1956. Number 11 of 100 numbered copies. SIGNED by Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Dorothea Tanning. Near fine in stapled illustrated wrappers with original tissue-guards protecting the single image of each artist.

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        The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (1958), Prince Caspian (1960),The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1962), The Silver Chair (1969), The Horse and His Boy (1956), The Magician's Nephew (1960), The Last Battle (1958) [Seven Volumes]

      Geoffrey Bles / Bodley Head , London 1956-1969. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes. Early reprint set. A Very Good/Very Good+ set in sharp, clean dust-wrappers which are showing some minor wear, a few chips to spine-edges and corners and some small, closed edge-tears. The Silver Chair is a little more heavily worn and is showing some spots of paper-loss; it, Dawn Treader and The Magician's Nephew are price-clipped. Else, clean and tight copies with mild bumps and some light foxing to endpapers in a couple of volumes. The Silver Chair has an owner's name to its front endpaper but the other six volumes are unmarked. A very attractive set.

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        MEMOIRS. YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE. Inscribed to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. First Edition. hardcover. Light dampstain to the very bottom of the cloth not affecting the contents. Very Good in a Good dustwrapper. An outstanding Presentation Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the son and namesake of the man whom he served as Vice-President and whom he succeeded in office: "With kind regards to/my good friend/Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr./from/Harry Truman/Independence/July 14, 1956." While never achieving the renown of his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. was a successful congressman (1949-1954) who twice ran for governor of New York and who was a close friend and early backer of John F. Kennedy. He later became a successful businessman.

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        Nella Notte Buia

      Milan: Muggiani, (1956). (29)ff. First edition, with Italian text. This famous children's book was born out of Munari's concept of the "illegible book." Its illustrations in bold, solid colors are emphasized, and are accompanied by minimal text in Italian. The tale is not only told with captivating images, but also through the shapes and materials of the pages themselves. Using overlapping cutouts and transparent cellophane overlays, the reader follows a cat on its nocturnal adventures, investigates the insect life within a lawn, and finds a treasure chest within a cave, which opens. On the rear pastedown are two folded squares in bold blue and yellow that contain the colophon and a humorous biography of the author. One of the founders of the Concrete Art movement and part of the second wave of Futurist artists, Munari originally began creating children's books for his son, Alberto, in the 1940s. Rubbing to a corner tips, split at top of rear joint, else a very good copy of an inventive publication.

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        THE COLLECTED LATER POEMS

      Norfolk: New Directions, 1956 . Hardcover First edition thus The Horace Mann School signed edition; one of 50 copies (actually 52, this copy no. 11) printed from the first edition plates. In burgundy cloth boards and black cloth label lettered in gold. This edition contains "The Rose" section bound in, the poet's signature, and the poem "Sonnet in Search of an Author", published here for the first time, distinguishing it from the regular issue. Spine heavily faded and lettering worn, else about fine, in the original worn, about very good slipcase with the Horace Mann seal. Quite a decent copy of a notably scarce book. (Wallace A31d.)

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        CHINESE PAINTING: LEADING MASTERS AND PRINCIPLES

      1956. Very Good. SIREN, 0svald. CHINESE PAINTING: LEADING MASTERS AND PRINCIPLES. New York: The Ronald Press Company; London; Lund Humphries, (1956-1958). Seven volumes, complete. Illustrated; vols. 3 & 6 are plate volumes, all black and white; and vols. 1, 2, 4, & 5 each have a color frontisp. "Annotated Lists of Paintings and Reproductions of Paintings by Chinese Artists" begins at the end of vol. 2, pp. 1-96, and is concluded in vol. 7, pp. 97- 466. Quarto, publisher's brick cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and upper board. Bindings have boards that are slightly bowed and/or slightly skewed at spines, with bottom fore-corners gently bumped. Nonetheless, it is a clean, sound, and very good copy of the original edition.

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        THE OLD MAN'S ROAD

      Voyages NY: Voyages, 1956. First edition, limited issue of 50 copies numbered and signed by Auden on the limitation page of a total edition of 750. Copy #14. Stapled wraps in printed paper dustjacket. Beginning oxidation on staples and faint toning on wraps'extremities. Near Fine condition. The second Voyages publication.. Signed by Author. First Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Waiting for Godot

      Faber and Faber London: Faber and Faber. 1956. First. First English edition. Toning on the endpapers and the boards a little bowed, about very good in a near very good dustwrapper with some rubbing and modest tears. From the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Peter Taylor and his wife, the National Book Award-nominated poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, with Peter Taylor's ownership signature on the front fly. .

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        Original watercolour sketch.

      Original watercolour sketch, squared up in pencil, showing Mr. Punch with dog Toby visitng a young woman and a French poodle; being the artwork for an unused cover design for 'Punch' magazine., Spring 1956. The reverse has an part of an ink drawing by the artist.Please note that the price listed is subject to VAT.

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        Il mappamondo di fra mauro a cura di tullia gasparrini leporace. presentazione di roberto almagia'. roma, istituto poligrafico dello stato, (1956).

      Cartella editoriale tela, in folio, [mm. 512 x 360], contenente un fascicolo in brochure di pp. 77 - (3) e 48 tavv. num. fototipiche a colori che riproducono il mappamondo, una tavola n.n. in bianco e nero con il quadro d'unione delle tavole e un foglio di acetato che permette, sovrapposto alle tavole di ritrovare le didascalie trascritte nel saggio, grazie alle coordinate che le accompagnano. Piatti incorniciati da un doppio filetto in oro, quello esterno più spesso. Al piatto anteriore un filetto dorato circolare comprende il titolo dell'opera ed al centro il medaglione con il ritratto di Fra Mauro e l'epigrafe Frater Maurus S. Michaelis Moranensis de Venetiis Ordinis Camaldulensis Chosmographus Incomparabilis. Al dorso titolo e note tipografiche in oro. Edizione voluta dal Comune di Venezia per celebrare il settimo centenario della nascita di Marco Polo con il concorso del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione e della Fondazione Cini di Venezia sotto la cura di Tullia Gasparrini Leporace direttrice della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, dov'è conservata la carta. Il mappamondo costituisce il monumento più alto della cartografia medievale, si tratta probabilmente di una copia di quello che venne realizzato dal veneto Fra Mauro su richiesta del re del Portogallo Alfonso cui l'opera venne inviata nel 1459. Sebbene, forse, fosse conservata nel 1779 nel monastero di Alcobaza in Portogallo, ora è perduta. Fra Mauro, era un camaldolese del convento di S. Michele di Murano come recita la legenda della medaglia a lui coeva, riprodotto anche al piatto anteriore. L'autore si trovava nel monastero di S. Michele nel 1439, ma un documento attesta un Frater Maurus de Venetiis nel 1409, nel periodo per il quale non ci sono documenti che lo riguardano, potrebbe essere stato lontano - dimorò nel monasteri di S. Michele a Leme in Istria, dove realizzò una carta dei possedimenti dl monastero - poi nel 1444 è chiamato a far parte della commissione che doveva risolvere il problema della deviazione delle acque dl Brenta. Dal 1448 i registri del monastero ricordano l'acquisto di colori e oro per le sue opere insieme al nome di due collaboratori: Francesco da Cherso e Andrea Bianco, autore quest'ultimo di un atlante nautico del 1436 e di un mappmondo del 1448. Morì prima del 20 ottobre 1459, quando, sempre nei registri del convento, si ricorda che le copie dei mappamondi, dei disegni e delle scritture erano state depositate a S. Giuliano alla Giudecca in una cassa chiusa da lucchetti. Il mappamondo, realizzato a colori su pergamena, ha un contorno leggermente ellittico (m. 1,96 x 1,93) ed è inscritto in un quadrato di m. 2,23: gli spazi rimanenti, agli angoli, sono occupati da lunghe didascalie che contengono le conoscenze dell'epoca in materia geografica e cosmografica; nell'angolo inferiore sinistro è disegnato il paradiso terrestre. Non sono presenti scale metriche, ma sui bordi sono indicati i punti cardinali - l'orientamento della carta è con il sud in alto, come nelle carte arabe - vi sono raffigurati i continenti allora conosciuti. Il mappamondo è oltremodo ricco di didascalie, realizzate dopo il disegno, come mostra le sovrapposizioni, realizzate da due mani diverse: alcune sono realizzate su piccoli pezzetti di pergamena incollate nascondendo forse altre scritte precedenti o coprendo piccoli dettagli, alcune non sono state completate, come se il lavoro non fosse stato terminato. Per una datazione più precisa dell'opera è stato segnalato che Fra Mauro, nelle didascalie, ignora la caduta di Costantinopoli nel 1453. Al verso della tavola sulla quale è incollata la pergamena si legge comunque "MCCCCLX Adì XXV Avosto fo complido questo lavor" il che testimonierebbe che fu completata dopo la morte dell'autore il quale l'aveva realizzata "a contemplation di questa Illustrissima Signoria", forse realizzandola a maggior gloria di Venezia. Nel fascicolo sono un saggio di Roberto Alamagià che fa la storia dell'opera e quindi un lungo saggio della Gasparr

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        In the Winter of Cities

      New Directions New York: New Directions. (1956). First. First edition. White parchment boards in labeled slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase. One of 100 copies Signed by author. A beautiful copy. .

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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956.. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. FIRST EDITION Bound in the publishers original blue boards with silver title lettering to spine. This is the second impression of the first edition. A notoriously elusive Narnia title to encounter in the first or early impressions. All pages are present and correct. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp. Housed in the beautiful Pauline Baynes dustwrapper with the illustrators exquisite silver chair to the front panel. Light wear and signs of handling otherwise a most presentable example of the dustwrapper. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A jolly nice copy !

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        The Last Battle

      The Bodley HeadLondon1956. 1st edition,H/B,D/W (clipped,slight loss at head,spine faded in protective cover) 8vo, 184pp, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, neat inscription f.e.p dated 1956. Clean copy

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        Scott Fitzgerald at La Paix

      Department of the Humanities Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge: Department of the Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1956. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. 17, (1)pp. Faint wear, near fine in original mailing envelope, with Turnbull's signature in the return address. Inscribed by Turnbull: "Enjoyed our talk and hope we meet again sometime. A.T." Very scarce pamphlet. .

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        Un Certain Sourire

      Rene Juilliard Paris: Rene Juilliard. [1956]. First Edition, Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A Madame Germaine / Beaumont / en respcteux homage / Francoise Sagan". 8vo; 189pp; original wrappers printed in black with green lined border, corner of last page missing about 1/8 x 2", a bit browned else fine. Germaine Beaumont, the recipient of this book, was a novelist. Francoise Sagan (1935-), wrote BONJOUR TRISTESSE, her first novel when she was just nineteen. Her second novel, UN CERTAIN SOURIRE appeared in 1956 and further added to fame. Sagan's private life, with her addiction to painkillers and alcohol, her penchant for fast cars and fast driving resulting in a near fatal crash in 1957, has fascinated the French public. Her youth combined with the sophistication of the novels' subject matter and language caused the books to become an international literary event. Her work as an author, playwright and filmmaker have won her a quiet respect among her peers. In particular, her first two novels, with their evocation of an almost existential boredom in a middle-class milieu, using the vocabulary of polite everyday speech to describe nuances of emotion, evoking an apparently simple and transparent world, deserve critical attention. Taking her name from a character in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu (in what is a not so subtle calling to attention of her style of analysis of emotion contrasting to his) and the title of her first book from a poem by Paul Eluard, Sagan sought to put herself squarely on the French literary map - and beyond. Using literature to achieve the cult status of Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol, her work is, nonetheless, a strong commentary on popular culture. Although Sagan has publicly allied herself with some feminist causes, it is her work that speaks volumes in this area. Her character, Cecile, in BONJOUR TRISTESSE transgresses all of the societal norms for women (at that time) and sets the pattern for many of her subsequent characters. Yet these characters cannot be reduced to the "vamp" stereotype. Masterpieces of Women's Literature, pp. 83-85. Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, p. 983. See an Image.

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        Nekrassov. Pièce en huit tableaux.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1956). 8vo. Bound uncut with the original wrappers, also the back-strip, in a beautiful elegant red morocco binding with red and black patterned paper to boards. Top-edge gilt. Title, author and year in gilt lettering to spine, the title vertically in large capitals. Inside of front board with a gilt super ex-libris. Binding signed at bottom of inside of front board: "C. et J-P. Miguet". Housed in a Black and red paper slip-case with red morocco edges. An excellent, near mint copy.. First edition in book form of the political play that Sartre himself called " "The Respectful Prostitute" on the level of politics" (Sartre, "France-Observateur", June 9, 1955), by other contemporaries called a "crypto-communist" work, or even worse "a farce in eight tableaus".Hors commerce-copy (marked "H.C.") of the regular issue. The printing in book form was preceded by the appearance of it in "les Temps modernes, no. 114-15, 116, & 117, June-September of 1955. "Nekrassov" is Sartre's response to the anti-communist sentiments found in the post-second world war era, personified in the American senator Joseph McCarthy. The play is a political comedy written in the form of a playwright that demonstrates the difficulty of maintaining personal freedom in a society obsessed with the threat of communism. The well esteemed critic wrote in his review of Nekrassov: "[It] reveals him as the best comic talent of our times." Almost none of the contemporary reviews from the critics of the center and rightist press were favourable, though. "[A] certain grim rejoicing was apparent in the columns of these mourners as they celebrated the still-birth of "Nekrassov"." (Neal Oxenhandler, "Nekrassov and the Critics, in: Yale French Studies, No. 16, 1955, p.8). Although "Nekrassov" has not been performed on the stage in Paris since 1955, in the literature to come, the play has achieved the role as one of the best pieces Sartre ever wrote. Contat & Rybalka: 55/265 - b)

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        Quiet Days in Clichy. Photographs by Brassaï.

      Paris, The Olympia Press, 1956. Small 8vo. Original illustrated black, grey, and yellow wrappers (designed by T. Tajiri). A bit of wear to spine and minor wear to extremities. Inner hinge slightly work. A fine and clean copy. 171, (1), (2 - colophon) pp. + 15 photogravure-plates (illustr. on both recto and verso) and 1 photomontage (illustr. on verso only), all by Brasaï.. First edition (with First and original edition to title-page) of the magnificent collaboration of Miller and Brassaï, which turned out to be a scandalous masterpiece connecting photography to a writing of the urban and one of the most famous portraits of underground-Paris of the 30'ies. The work is groundbreaking in its way to use photography in literary production; By stressing the illustrative quality of Brassaï's images, rather than the procedural effort, Miller moves away from Adorno's analogy between surrealism and photography, and in the process signals one of the major differences in how to read the use of photographs within surrealism as a whole. (Blinder, A Self-Made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller, p. 72).Miller uses Brassaï's famous, now iconic, pictures of Paris night-life to display rather than disclose the erotic aspects of the city, and the sensuous work caused a scandal when it appeared. The pictures depict street-scenes of prostitutes waiting for customers, sailors kissing women in public, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, drinking, and beautiful nostalgic pictures of Paris by night, all coming together with the words of Miller, and creating the essential picture of a lively, open, and free Paris by night, full of debauchery. At the same time, Quiet Days in Clichy is a nostalgic look into Miller's bachelor-life in Paris, with an open view to the constant promiscuity. When I think about this period, when we lived together in Clichy, it seems like a stretch of Paradise. There was only one real problem, and that was food. All other ills were imaginary... it wasn't optimism, it was the deep realization that, even though the world was busy digging its grave, there was still time to enjoy life, to be merry, carefree, to work or not to work... It was the period when cunt was in the air... (QDC, pp. 46-47).In a 1933-letter, Miller expresses his wish to make a niche for Brassï in the book he was then working on, Tropic Cancer, partly in honest tribute to his talent, and because one of the principal themes of my book is the street''. Miller didn't include the photos in Tropic Cancer, however, and instead he used them for his Quiet Days in Clichy in twenty-three years later. In the meantime the two artists became close friends... Although it took Miller over twenty years to actually use Brassaï, the original project, described in the 1933 letter as intended to convey an impression of the streets of Paris of which the photographs of Paris seem the perfect illustrations, shows Miller's desire to convey a distinctly European image of the city.In Miller's use of Brasaï, the streets, bars, and dance-halls of Paris are transformed with the desire to show , rather than hide, the erotic aspect of the city. (Blinder, p. 71)

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        Bible.

      Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Directeur : Teriade. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34. Éditions de la Revue Verve Paris 1956. Folio. Ce double numéro de Verve est consacré à la reproduction intégrale en héliogravure des 105 planches gravées à l`eau-forte par Marc Chagall, entre 1930 et 1955, pour l`illustrations de la Bible. L`artiste a composé spécialment pour le présent ouvrag 16 lithographies en couleur et 12 en noir, ainsi que la couverture et la page de titre. Ce volume a été achevé d`imprimer le 10 Septembre 1956, par les Maitres-Imprimeurs Draeger Frères pour l`héliogravure et par Mourlot Frères pour la lithographie. 34 pages of text + plates. Publisher´s decorative boards. 36 x 27 cm

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