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        East Of Everest - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      E. P. Dutton & Company Inc. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket; Signed by Author. c1956. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First U. S. Edition in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ shows a little rubbing and creasing along edges with slight tears at corners and minor staining. This copy signed by author Edmund "Ed" Hillary on the title page ; The story of Sir Edmund Hillary's next mountain adventure after Everest 1953; the account of that eventful New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Barun Valley which scored its achievement against considerable odds. Contains 48 pages of photogravure illustrations .

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        FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIMES

      1956. Fine. THURBER, James. FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIMES. Illustrated by the Author. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First edition, specially bound, with a pencil inscription in Thurber's hand take up the entire first blank: "Merry Christmas to Terry, from Jim and Helen. 1956." Daise Terry was office manager at The New Yorker magazine. 8vo., printed on laid paper, beige cloth, titled in red to spine, line illustrations blind-stamped to spine and upper board, all edges stained red, red ribbon marker, dark blue endpapers. In a green paper-covered publisher's box, white line illustration to front panel, lettered in black and red. The book is mint; the box is near fine, with some neglible very light soiling and some light edgewear. (Bowden A24a).

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        Incredible Harry Truman letter on Ike, "I do not like to discuss the President's health . . . I do feel like talking about his running of the presidency before his heart attack."

      Typed letter signed, "Harry Truman", one page, 8.5" x 10.5". Kansas City, MO. August 3, 1956. To Dr. Herbert Koteen. No edge wear, the usual folds. Very fine condition. Truman responds to Dr. Howard Koteen's letter regarding Eisenhower's run for Presidency after his heart attack. Koteen expresses a concern on the physical toll the presidency could have on Eisenhower. Truman responds in full, "Dear Dr. Koteen: Your letter, with enclosures, of July 28th was very much appreciated. I do not like to discuss the President's health because that is a matter on which he and his physicians will have to make a decision. I do feel like talking about his running of the presidency before his heart attack. That, I think, is a legitimate subject to discuss. Sincerely yours, Harry Truman." Letter comes with Koteen's letter and original transmittal envelope.

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        HOWL AND OTHER POEMS

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

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        Times for a Tiger

      London: Heinemann 1956 London: Heinemann, (1956). First edition, Proof Copy. 8vo. . In original wrappers, printed in red. About fine

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        THE OUTSIDER. Inscribed to Stephen Spender

      London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1956 Stephen Spender's Copy. First Edition, First Impression of the author's landmark First Book. 8vo., 288pp., blue boards, gilt. A near fine or better copy in dustwrapper showing just a bit of foxing but is otherwise fine. Inscribed by Wilson in green fountain pen on the ffe to Spender: "For Stephen / Whose work was one of the main influences in framing the sensibility that produced this book although it cannot be held responsible for the mis-spellings & misquotations / With Affection / Colin". An extraordinary copy of Wilson's important first book published when he was 24, & written in a library during a summer when he slept in the park. "If you get involved with people, you've got to stick to the rules. It's like going to a public school or joining a posh club. If you want the advantages, you have to stick to the rules. Well, I'd rather not join the club. I'll do without the advantages. It's like exhibiting. If you exhibit your work, you put yourself at the mercy of a lot of half-witted bastards who don't know paint from shit. But it's no good complaining about not being understood. If you put your work on show it's like asking people to look at it. And if they make stupid comments, you've got nothing to complain about, because you asked them. Well, so I don't exhibit. Then if somebody makes a stupid comment about my work I've got a right to fetch him a backhander across the mouth and say: Shut your f---ing noise; nobody asked you.". 1st Edition.

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        La tete tournee

      Andre Suaret Monte Carlo: Andre Suaret, 1956. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated stiff cream wrappers lettered in red. Near fine in slightly nicked glassiner overwrapper./No Dust Jacket. 177 pages. 25 x 19 cm. Twelve original black and white lithographs signed in the plate, printed by Mourlot. Limited edition, one of 350 copies, this a hors commerce copy marked HC -- a signed presentation copy in blue ink on free front endpaper to Maximilien Gouriener. MONOD 11354. Bright, fresh copy.

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        To a Little Girl, One Year Old, in a Ruined Fortress

      School of Design Yale University (New Haven CT): School of Design Yale University. (1956). First. First edition. Square octavo. Printed boards as issued. The slightest of rubbing, a virtually new, unread copy. According to some sources one of about 175 copies designed, illustrated, and printed by Jane Doggett at the Department of Graphic Arts at the Yale School of Design. A superlative copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10. [with]: The Maximus Poems / 11-22

      Jonathan Williams Stuttgart: Jonathan Williams. 1953,1956. First. First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. Introduction by Robert Creeley laid in as issued. Calligraphic covers by Jonathan Williams. Issued as Jargon 7 and Jargon 9. The first volume is fine in stiff wrappers, in the original publisher's paper outer wrapping paper stamped "Olson. Poems" and is one of 300 copies; the second volume is very good in stiff wrappers with three small tears and a thin horizontal stain on the front wrap, and a split at the bottom of the flap fold, and is one of 350 copies. .

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        IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

      1956. 1. SEUSS,DR. IF I RAN THE CIRCUS. NY: Random House (1956). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, fine in slightly soiled and worn but VG dust wrapper with price intact. 1st edition. Circus McGurkus! Color illustrations throughout and a nice copy. Quite scarce. See Bader p. 308-9. Younger/Hirsch 43.

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        Lady Sings the Blues

      Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc., , 1956. Octavo. Original red cloth, title blocked to spine in silver and black, in dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Pictorial endpapers. Very light toning, a touch of bleed from the cloth onto the tail edge, only affecting the last few pages, cloth just whitened at the corner tips and with a narrow - 2mm - strip of sunning at the head of the spine, jacket slightly rubbed, short splits at some folds and some associated creasing, mild chipping head and tail of the spine, but a very well-preserved copy of a book that is notoriously hard to find in collectable condition. First Edition, First Impression. Inscribed vertically, and quite expansively, across the first blank, "To Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Landis, Stay Happy Always, Billie Holiday." A paradoxically evocative inscription in view of the painful story told on the pages that follow. Landis was the owner of the Largo Club, the most successful strip club on Sunset Strip - now the site of The Roxy Theatre - home to the likes of Candy Barr and Carol Doda, and hang-out of the gangster Mickey Cohen. Inscribed copies are exceptionally uncommon. "Billie Holiday remains among the most difficult of jazz artists to understand or study. Surrounded by a disturbing legend, it is very difficult to hear her clearly. The legendary suffering and mythopoeic pain which countless admirers have actively sought out in her work make it difficult for the merely curious to warm to a singer who was sometimes a baffling performer... [she] was a singular and unrepeatable talent whose finest hours are remarkably revealing and often surprisingly - given her generally morose reputation as an artist - joyful." (Cook and Morton Penguin Guide to Jazz) A biography which in many ways compounded the legend - "Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen, and I was three." - and, when filmed in 1972 with Diana Ross as Holiday, introduced a new audience to this remarkable performer.

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        Lady Sings The Blues

      New York: Doubleday, 1956. Boldly and handsomely SIGNED and inscribed at the first blank page, "To x and y, Stay as fine as you are Billie Holiday". Colourful memoir of the iconic jazz singer's harrowing life and career, ghosted (and abetted) by journalist William Dufty. As Holiday biographer Chris Ingham aptly states, " written during a vogue for sensational life stories as popularized by True Confessions magazine...the book had its eyes on Hollywood and served to perpetuate myths about Billie that were as difficult to disprove as they were to wholeheartedly believe". Very good in red cloth boards, spine ends and fore corners are worn and somewhat frayed, slight loss to gilt spine titles, mild age toning to pages, top edge is a bit dusty, touch of soiling to front board, otherwise clean and unmarked.The difficult dust jacket is a strong very good+, unclipped with original price of $3.95, light wear and rubbing to spine ends, flap edges and extremities, small crease and wear to bottom edge of rear wrap and top corner of front flap, else quite bright, clean and presentable. Rare copy of one of the most sought after of all signed jazz autobiographies. J1419. Signed by Author. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Hunters (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. His first book, a somewhat autobiographical novel about fighter pilots set during the Korean War. Adapted into a movie with Robert Mitchum. A clean very near fine copy in an about near fine dust jacket with some of the usual fading to the spine and a tiny bit of edge wear and a tear to the top of the spine. Signed by Salter on the title page. An important literary debut.

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        (Witebsk 1887 - 1985 Vence). David und Absalom. Farblithographie aus 'Dessins pour la Bible', Verve 33/34. Paris, 1956. 35,5 x 26 cm.

      Mourlot 133.

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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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        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      London: Michael Joseph,. [1956]. boards.. Small former owner's signature on front free endpaper. Touch of. foxing to free endpapers along gutter margins, else a fine copy in. nearly fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling to rear panel. A nice. copy. (#114551). First edition. Issued later in the U.S. as NO BLADE OF GRASS (1956). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44.

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        BADGE OF EVIL

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,. [1956]. boards.. Previous owner's gift inscription to front free endpaper. Some. rubbing to lower edge, some black staining to along lower edges from. previous old style dust jacket protector, a very good copy in a solid. very good dust jacket with short closed tear to upper front panel at. right corner, lower left corner, some stress creases, very slight. color fade to spine panel. An attractive copy of a scarce book.. (#127964). First edition. Filmed as "Touch of Evil," the memorable film noir; by Orson Welles starring Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh.

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        Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book

      Tel Aviv, 1951-1956. No binding. Good. Young Nation Welcomes its Guests Signed Guest Book from Tel Aviv Hotel Records Signatures of Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Well Known American Personalities (AUTOGRAPH ALBUM) Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book. Tel Aviv, Israel. 1951-1956. Containing numerous autographs on more than twenty pages (removed), plus three letters written to the hotel manager. Evidence of prior folding, some clipping, but all in Good condition. AMONG THE NOTABLES SIGNING ARE: David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (while a member of Congress), actors Kirk Douglas and Yvonne de Carlo, the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and writers Art Buchwald and Herman Wouk. The Mayor’s Study Tour to the Holy Land sojourned at the Ramat Aviv in 1953 and includes the signatures of mayors from New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Berkeley etc. The hotel seems to have been well prepared to cater to large groups such as The Knoxville Air Reserve, American Israel Bond Planning Commission and (how exotic) the Maccabia Rhodesian Bowling Team! Three thank you letters from group leaders complement the collection. In the early years of Israel’s independence it was important that the young nation establish itself as being ready and able to cater to the needs of international travelers. The written comments in this guestbook make frequent allusions to the astonishing growth of Israel’s new businesses and laud the staff of the Ramat Aviv for their determination in being a part of this growth. Though the collection at first glimpse might be seen as curious ephemera, a closer examination reveals it more properly as a thin wall through which the intimate voices of a new nation can be heard.

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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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