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        19 AUTOGRAPHS of EMINENT GUESTS attending a party in honor of PRINCE BERNHARD OF THE NETHERLANDS at the Dakota in NYC. Included among the autographs are those of PRINCE BERNHARD, as well as those of the American magazine magnate HENRY LUCE and the notorious CIA OPERATIVE ENNO HOBBING who, as Bureau Chief of TIME MAGAZINE, led the COUP D'ETAT in GUATEMALA.

      [New York]: October 30th, 1956. - - Nineteen autographs penned on a gilt-edged, cream-colored page, 10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide, removed from the guest book of Grace Bristed Jackson and C. D. Jackson at the Dakota. Dated "Oct. 30th 1956", the signatures are identified along the top as those of guests present at a "Party in Honour of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. 14 signatures are penned in a column along the left and another 5 signatures, including that of Prince Bernhard, are penned in a column at right. Near fine. Charles Douglas Jackson [known as "C.D."] and his wife Grace Bristed Jackson hosted parties and events at their apartment in the Dakota. Jackson worked on and off at Time magazine in an administrative capacity for many years and was made vice president of Time, Inc. in 1940. He was periodically sent on various diplomatic missions by Eisenhower. He also found time to serve on the boards of several organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Free Europe Committee and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The signatures along the left include those of: 1) Axel Bussche-Streithorst [Axel von dem Bussche] (1919-1993). A World War II German officer who, as part of the German Resistance, planned to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1943. Stationed on the Eastern front, Bussche had witnessed the massacre of over 3,000 Jewish civilians by the SS at the Dubno airport in Poland in 1942. Traumatized by the experience, he joined a resistance group within the army led by Count Stauffenberg. Selected to model new uniforms when Hitler was due to inspect these at his Fuhrerhauptquartier Wolfsschanze in November 1943, Bussche undertook to carry out a suicide bombing to kill the Fuhrer. His plans were thwarted when, the night before the event, an Allied air raid on Berlin destroyed the railway truck transporting the new uniforms. He volunteered to try again but was seriously wounded on the Eastern front in January of 1944, losing one of his legs. He was one of the very few who was not betrayed and thus survived the war. 2) Hamilton Fish Armstrong (1893-1973), was a United States diplomat, author and editor. He worked for the New Republic and served as military attache in Serbia during the First World War. In 1922, Armstrong became editor of "Foreign Affairs", the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, taking over as editor after Archibald Cary Coolidge's death in 1928. Armstrong authored several books including "The New Balkans" and "Hitler's Reich: The First Phase". 3) Maria de Almagro Abreu. 4) Brooke Astor (1902-2007) was an American philanthropist, socialite and writer. Brooke Astor chaired the Vincent Astor Foundation named after her third husband, the son of John Jacob Astor IV. Her father, John Henry Russell, Jr. was the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Brooke Astor spent much of her childhood in China, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and other places where her father was stationed. 5) Henry R. Luce (1898-1967) was one of the most influential persons of his day. The magazine magnate owned such well-known periodicals as Time magazine, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Born in Tengchow, China to missionary parents he attended the Hotchkiss School and subsequently Yale, where he worked on the school newspapers. Blocked by FDR from covering the front during the Second World War, he was a staunch Republican and blatantly opposed FDR, subsequently appointing Whittaker Chambers as acting Foreign News editor in 1944. As part of the China Lobby he played a major role in shaping American sentiment in support of Chiang Kai-Shek and later demanded that Kennedy invade Cuba. He included Secreteray of State John Foster Dulles and CIA director Allen Dulles among his friends. 6) Hamilton Armstrong. 7) Willy Goudrian. 8) Neil [?]. 9) Enno Hobbing. In his book "A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination", H.P. Albarelli, Jr. writes the following about CIA operative Enno Hobbing: "In 2 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dorf mit Zwiebelturmkirche in den Alpen ( wohl Österreich ). Ölgemälde auf Platte, links unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)56 * signiert und datiert.

      1956 - Bildmaß ca. 50 x 71 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Gemälde etwas fleckig und stärker berieben, vor allem zu den Außenrändern hin durch alte Rahmung. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin&#150; 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Artikelnummer 15768 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle, 1956. First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page), First State, with Brassai's photographs printed on glossy stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, with printed paper spine label. About Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which has become scarce in collectible condition. Shifreen & Jackson A100b. Kearney (Olympia Press) 20. Auer 364. A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, along with a second story, "Mara-Marignan," both dating from the same period as Tropic of Cancer, when Miller was an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. A few months after Miller returned to New York, in 1940, flat-broke, a quick moneymaking opportunity arose writing pornography for an Oklahoma erotica collector, named Roy M. Johnson. Early drafts of "Mara-Marignan" and "Quiet Days in Clichy" were the result. Johnson was not impressed; he found Miller's stories to be "too poetic," and the manuscripts went missing--"lost for over ten years," Miller wrote in 1956--then "turned up miraculously." Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year. This first edition was published in Paris, in June 1956, with photographs of 1930s Paris (street-scenes of prostitutes; sailors fondling women in cafes, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, and drinking) by Brassai. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine-.

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        Multilevel Measurement of Interpersonal Behavior: A Manual for the Use of the Interpersonal System of Personality

      Berkeley: Psychological Consultation Service, 1956. Paperback. Like New. First edition, second printing or issue with no staples, textured wraps, and chart bound-in facing p. 12 as opposed to 15. (Horowitz A1b.) 110pp. Near Fine with slight sunning to spine, light shelf wear, and a bit of offsetting from binding glue. Includes laid-in two page sheet ad for "The Interpersonal System of Personality" materials with holograph marker correction to address at rear (new address stamped above it) and "+postage & handling" written near that, possibly by Leary. The LSD guru's first separate publication, especially uncommon in such nice condition, published before his Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality, during his "square period.

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        Reach for Tomorrow [ First Edition Hardcover]

      Ballantine Books, New York 1956 - Yellow Cloth With Spine Lettering In Blue. There Are Several Variants Of The Cloth Color, But The Yellow Is Apparently Scarcer. This Is The Publisher Ian Ballantine's Personal Copy, Direct From The Publisher's Library. Book Clean, No Wear, Spine Lettering As New, Pages Aged As Usual. Dj Complete, Not Price-Clipped. Light Rubbing At Corner Edges And Top Edge Of Spine And Creasing 2" Across 2" And 1/8" Deep At Top Edge Of Front Panel, 1/2" Entirely Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, And A 3/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Flap Fold, Dj Clean And Front Panel Illustration Particularly Bright, No Fading. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. Name inscription to fep / front pastedown. No foxing, covers unmarked. VG with rubbing to silver lettering, in original near fine first state dust jacket. Not price clipped and with no loss to head or tail of spine.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Hard Men [first hardcover edition]

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1956. First Edition . Cloth. Very Good + Book/Dustjacket. 169 Pp. Red-Brown Cloth, Stamped In Black. A Scarce Western In The First Hardcover Edition. No Names Or Marks, But Dust Jacket Has "S F Public Library" Blind Stamp On Front Panel, With 1/8" Round Hole Through That Stamp. Book Lightly Worn, No Fraying, Hinges Tight. Dj Not Price Clipped, Lightly Used, Clean, No Losses, Red On Spine Faded But Red Lettering Quite Clear.

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        If I Ran the Circus.

      New York Random House 1956 - First edition. 4to (28.5 x 21 cm), 65 pp., illustrated throughout by the author including endpapers, publisher's glazed pictorial boards, very good, first issue dust jacket priced 250/250, spine slightly sunned, minor rubbing to corner-tips, but overall a very good example. First edition, first printing of the Dr. Seuss classic in its dust-jacket: the background of the cover and jacket is pink rather than red as with the subsequent printings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owen. With Drawings by Ben Shahn

      The Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA 1956 - Copy number 9 (IX) of 35, bound in the publisher's half-leather binding with an extra proof on Japanese vellum bound in and signed by the artist, Ben Shahn. A Fine, unworn copy in a Very Good+ publisher's slipcase, with only trivial cracking at a few of the joints. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Lindisfarnensis Musei Britannici Codex Cottonianus Nero D.IV. [Lindisfarne Gospels] In two volumes complete

      In two volumes. Copy no. 647 of an edition limited to 680 copies. 259 facsimile leaves recto & verso; xxiv, 295, 176 pp. Facsimile volume is in full vellum with brown lettering to spine. Commentary volume is in quarter vellum over boards with red lettering to spine. In the original plain paper dust wrappers. Volume 1 is the facsimile volume with 28 tipped-in colour plates and other leaves in monochrome. Volume 2 is the commentary volume with in-text figures and 60 plates, including some in colour. Minor bump to one corner. A handsome pair in Fine condition.

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        The City of the Living and Other Stories

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1956 - Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1956. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY: Signed and inscribed by Stegner "For Franny and Joe, God's kindest people Wally." Franny and Joe Houghteling were close friends, and Franny was in fact the basis for much of the character of the protagonist - Marian - of Stegner's novel "All the Little Live Things" (see Benson: "Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work"). A nice copy of the first edition, in unfaded jacket (has only slight wear to edges of book and jacket). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of The English Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956&#150;8 - 4 volumes. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. Illustrated with maps and diagrams. First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history: around a quarter of the third volume, The Age of Revolution, is dedicated to the War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, The Great Democracies, contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il futuro ha un cuore amico Viaggio nell' Unione Sovietica

      GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE, TORINO 1956 - Saggi ITALIANO Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine inbuono stato, con segni di umidità e brunite ai tagli. Volume n. CCVII ( 207 ) della collana. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE LONG NIGHT

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, [1956]. First edition. A near fine copy, upper right corner slightly bumped, mild rubbing to spine ends in a very good dust jacket which has some professional restoration primarily to the spine panel, diagonal crease to front panel. A scarce book, especially signed. (9476). Octavo, boards. Signed inscription by Caidin, "To Ward: / With my hopes / for a few sleepless / nights -- / Martin." Dated in the author's hand January 29. 1956. Author's first science fiction novel. A nuclear holocaust novel. "...a terse and vivid step-by-step portrait of a family and town confronted with an atomic explosion and resultant firestorm..." - Smith (ed.): Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers (1981), pp. 96-97.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Drzwi Gnieznienskie

      3 vols. IX, 226, 450, 153 pp. study of the architecture and ornamentation of medieval church doorways in Gniezno, Poland, incl. discussion of metal-work, Christian symbolism, and conservative analyses, with bibliographic notes, summaries in Russian and French, index, and over 500 illus. in text and on plates (1 fold-out). 4to. Cloth. Wroclaw (Zaklad Imienia Ossolinskich Wydawnictwo) 1956. (Panstwowy Instytut Sztuki).

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        The Corfu Trilogy - All three first printings

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis/Collins, 1956. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis and Collins between 1956-79. Comprising: 'My Family and Other Animals': A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in association with the Book Society in 1956. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a very good wrapper, one chip to the spine tail. Not price clipped. Rare. 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives': A fine book (neat gift inscription) in a near fine unclipped wrapper. 'The Garden of the Gods': A near fine book, in a near fine unclipped wrapper with some light rubbing. A very nice set of the three books which make up Durrell's 'Corfu Trilogy', the basis for the (now) popular ITV drama.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Waiting for Godot

      Faber & Faber 1956 - The first UK edition of Beckett's landmark dramatic work. This copy comes with the small publisher's note inserted at the copyright page, regarding the play's censoring by the Lord Chamberlain. Apart from the usual aging of a title this old, the volume is in excellent condition. There is some bumping to the lower spine, some tanning to the endpapers, some minor wear on the dust jacket, but, all in all, a stunning addition to any serious Becket collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Endgame Books]
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        Le Corbusier Les Plans de Paris 1956-1922

      Editions de Minuit 1956 - FIRST EDITION FINE Hardcover / EXCELLENT ETAT/ Oblong relié couv rig. illustrée 192pp, SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In the Winter of Cities

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1956. Hardcover in publisher slipcase. First edition, first printing, #28 of 100. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page. Bound in vellum boards stamped with title on the spine. Publisher slipcase with printed paper label on front cover with matching hand-numbered limitation number 28. Slip case is soiled and yellowed, otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Ray Duncan]
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        Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. [Volume] 1: Art, Myth and Symbolism. [Volume] 2: Anthropology and Nutrition. [Volume] 3: Botany and Plant Ecology. [Volume] 4: Zoology

      Carlton, Melbourne University Press, 1956, 1960, 1958 and 1964 (all first - and only - editions). Quarto, four volumes, xxx, 513 pages with 68 figures and 157 plates plus 2 colour plates; xiv, 515 pages with 7 graphs, 281 maps and illustrations and 47 plates plus a colour plate; xvi, 522 pages with 81 maps and illustrations and 17 plates; and xviii, 533 pages with a map and 100 plates plus 5 colour plates. Cloth lightly flecked, with a few corners lightly bumped; the fourth volume has the bottom edges of the boards a little more heavily bumped, with associated minor creasing to most bottom margins; the second volume has a few tiny dark marks to the leading edge and margin of a handful of leaves, and two tiny chips to one leaf (a production flaw); an excellent set with all four dustwrappers in excellent condition (spines lightly sunned and pulled a little at the top, with the small piece missing near the foot of the first one). Charles Mountford was the leader of the expedition; he was also the author of the first volume, the editor of the second, and co-editor of the third with R.L. Specht (who edited the fourth volume). The first two volumes of this set were inscribed and signed by Charles Mountford in 1963 to Fred Klix. The recipient, a well-known South Australian artist, was also Art Director of Rigby Limited (circa 1965-75), when the Company published numerous books by Mountford.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Muminpappans Bravader Berattade av Honom Sjalv

      Gebers, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. 1956. 142 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. In Swedish. Illustrated boards with yellow lettering to cloth spine. Illustrated by the author. B&W illustrations throughout. Clean pages with firm binding. Light but visible tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Noticeable tanning to spine and board edges. Faded spotting along the spine, with distinct soiling all over boards.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Giovanni's Room

      New York: The Dial Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 248pp. Original cloth. Near Fine in Good+ price-clipped and slightly-soiled and worn dust jacket with closed tears along bottom edges of front panel, faint creasing, two small pieces of archival mending tissue on verso. Baldwin's second novel, which dealt with gay issues long before they were considered acceptable fodder for literary fiction by mainstream America.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Double Star

      New York: Doubleday, 1956. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Black Boards. Good Book/Good Dustjacket. Stated First Edition. Black Boards Lettered In White. Hugo Award Winner 1956. A Fairly Clean, Tight Ex-Library Copy. New Endpapers With Some Glue/Paper Traces, A Little Wrinkling Where The Charge Slip Was Attached, Page Edges Very Dusty, Binding A Little Cracked At Page 30/31 With 1/4" Yellow Spots On A Few Pages. Dust Jacket Is Bright, Clean, And Almost Unworn, Not Price Clipped ($2.95). Rear Panel Clean Except For Those Faint Tape Ghosts, Spine With Small Chip At Top And Bottom And Blacked-Out Area At Bottom, Flaps Clean And Complete. The 1" X 3/4" Area Of The Lower Spine Containing The Doubleday Sf Logo And Name Was Blacked Out To Cover A Tape Removal Scar; The Doubleday Symbol Has Been Restored, But The Other Lettering And Design, Including The Blue Title And Yellow Author's Name On The Spine, Are Original And Are Not Unfaded. Dj Has A 1/2" Deep Narrow V-Chip At Top Rear Spine Edge, Minor Restoration To Interior Tape Reinforcement At Head And Heel Of Spine And At Bottom 2" Of Rear Flap, With Slight Show-Through Remaining On 3/4" X 2" Area Of Lower Right Rear Panel And A 3/4" X 2" Area Centered On The Rear Bottom Flap Fold.

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        Confessions of "The Old Wizard" - The Autobiography of Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. Signed and inscribed by Schacht upon front free endpaper. xx, [2], 484 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "I was forty-six years old in 1923 when the Government offered me the post of Commissioner for National Currency, followed shortly by that of President of the Reichsbank, an appointment bestowed upon me by President Ebert. I accepted the appointment, and stabilized the mark." - from xi. William Shirer described Schact as "The only brilliant and, next to HItler, the most interesting Nazi." Schact, sometimes referred to as 'Hitler's Banker', was acquitted of war crimes at Nuremberg. Moderate wear to red publisher's cloth. Binding sound. One inch of light moisture exposure to top edge of pages up to about page 8 is most visible atop frontispiece. Includes faux dust jacket. Laska 344.

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        Time for a Tiger.

      Heinemann 1956 - FIRST EDITION, pp. [viii], 214, crown 8vo, original blue boards, backstrip lettered in gilt with very slight lean to spine, edges gently toned, dustjacket with minor fading to backstrip panel and a hint of toning to borders of rear panel, very good. An attractive copy of the author's first book.

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        防空常識挂图.[Fang kong chang shi gua tu].[Chinese Propaganda Poster Set (Incomplete) - Air Defence Common Knowledge].

      No publication details.. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing.. 1956.. 1950s Chinese Nuclear Science Poster set, incomplete (15 posters of 30), in colour. Each poster is numbered and depicts a detailed image for example a variety of types of nuclear weapons and defence construction with explanative notes. This broken set comprises poster numbers 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 of the 30 issued in this set. The posters in this group vary from being in reasonable secondhand condition to poor condition. Each shows signs of wear, creasing, closed tears and some with loss mainly on edges and corners. Most posters are torn with considerable loss at one corner and in two cases this has caused loss to the image. Many have been mended with tape on the reverse along some edges, there is some marking mainly on reverse though in one case on the poster itself. On the reverse of poster 23 there is an amateur painting and some painted text. Text in Chinese. The poster sizes vary, ranging approximately from approximately 55 x 77 to and 77 x 53cm. An interesting collection of posters which clearly shows that China was as deeply concerned about nuclear war during the Cold War as it's neighbours Russia and the United States across the Pacific. Poster no. 6 shows details of the lethality and destruction factors of the atomic explosion including shock weaves, radiation and radioactive contamination. Poster no. 8 shows the materials to be used to build nuclear protection trenches as well as the construction methods. Poster no. 9 displays the images of the type of bomb shelter known "below chest-level bulletproof shelter" giving its floor plans with information on an estimated time to build and materials to use. Poster no. 10 shows images of the type of bomb shelter known "light bomb shelter" and a floor plan with information about its accommodation capacity (8-10 people), estimated time to build (15 days) and materials to use. Also, it suggests every infantry platoon should install one of these shelters. Poster no. 11 shows images of the type of bomb shelter known "heavy bomb shelter" and a floor plan with information about an estimate time to build (35 days) and materials to use. The heavy bomb shelter is used as a command office when needed. Poster no. 12 includes 9 images showing different nuclear protection bunkers built for various weapons and equipment such as 57 x 85cm cannon, 122 x 152cm howitzer, rocket artillery, tank, self-propelled artillery, trucks and communication equipment. The poster also shows floor plans for each type of the bunkers, an estimate time to build and materials to use. Poster no. 13 includes 8 images showing different nuclear protection field war warehouses to store materials and equipment such as ammunition, mines, explosives, fuel barrels, PT-10 and PT-25 fuel tanks, and army provisions. The poster also shows floor plans with information about an estimate time to build and material to use. Poster no. 14 includes two images showing special squads for detecting radition levels on the upper section of the poster together with action plans below the images. A legend on the lower section shows correspondent names for the coloured routes. Detailed plans designed for searching nuclear contamination source and safe routes to take within the contamination zone. The routes are shown and numbered. Each squad consists of one squad leader. Poster no. 15 features an image of the special squad for detecting radiation level, and very detailed information on their responsibility and action plans. An inset includes three images showing how to extract contaminated soil and a legend showing correspondent names for the coloured routes lower right section. Poster no. 21 includes 9 images showing different ways to remove radiative contamination on the roads and on battle field. Two blue charts in the middle section, one chart showing different types of vehicles to remove contamination on the roads, the other various warning signs according to radiation levels. Poster no. 22 shows images of different types of water supply (wells, cistern, etc.) and ways to protect the water supply from radioactive contamination. An image featured in the centre shows the layout of a water plant and how it processes contaminated water. The instruction above the image suggests that processed water shall be consumed only when no clean water is available. Four images with detailed instruction lower section show various water purifying methods (distilling, filtering and ion exchanging) Poster no. 23 displays images of soldiers disinfecting radiation contaminated food (with package or without) and containers for food storage. Poster no. 24 features a Soviet Union made AN-1-A radiac set left section and two images right section of soldier measuring radiation level and soldier carrying the set. Poster no. 25 shows a circuit diagram of the AN-1-A radiac set with a legend showing different coloured current circuits. Poster no. 26 features another Soviet Union made AN-11-A radiac set. The parts of the set are highlighted upper section. Front view and back view of the set are shown lower section. A small image of the set in use upper right section. .

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        A History of the English Speaking Peoples

      Cassell, UK 1956 - 1st Edition 1956-1958. Four volumes complete. Beautifully bound in three quarter calf leather and hand marbled boards. Original wrapper fronts bound in to rear of each volume. Books are fine and very bright. Contents good with light foxing spots to page edges. More images can be taken uon request. Ref 13785 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liebe in Saint Germain des Pres.

      Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, n.d. [1956].. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (27 x 20cm), unpaginated. Black and white photographs printed on clay paper with occasional German text. In publisher's black cloth with white titles to spine. With original photographic dust-jacket. Some rubbing to jacket edges and corners. Very good.

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        Salvador Dalí Teil: 2., Oeuvrekatalog der Lithographien und Holzstiche 1956 - 1980

      188 S. : überw. Ill. Gewebe Wie Verlagsfrisch.Farbig Illustrierter Schutzumschlag.Salvador Dalí Teil: 2., Oeuvrekatalog der Lithographien und Holzstiche 1956 - 1980 München New York : Prestel, 1995. 188 S. : überw. Ill. Gewebe 9783791314921

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gordes]
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        The Ginger Man (Signed First)

      Neville Spearman 1956 - Hardcover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression, signed to the title page by J P Donleavy in my presence. Tight and square binding in sharp blue cloth; else bright, crisp and clean. DW has chip to the head of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trinity Rare Books]
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        Damn Yankees

      Random House 1956 - First edition. (Stated "First printing" on copyright page.) 164pp. Gray cloth with black and gilt stamping, mounted photo at front, orange top stain. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket spine panel darkened and a little scratched, faint scratch on back panel, price intact ($2.95). A lovely copy of the Broadway smash. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Damn Yankees a new musical (based on the novel The year the Yankees lost the pennant)

      New York: Random House, 1956. Hardcover. 164p., b&w photo of Gwen Verdon & Robert Shafer on title pages plus two more photos, production information, very good first edition first printing stated in boards with black panel and gilt title on spine, black and gilt devices on cover with photo of Verdon and Shafer affixed, in unclipped dj $2.95 price intact, very mild toning and edgewear, top edge stained orange. First edition first printing of an American classic. Ray Walston, Gwen Verdon and Jean Stapleton starred. Directed by Bob Fosse. Filmed with Walston and the complete Broadway cast except that Tab Hunter replaced Shafer. It pretty much swept the Tony Awards in 1956. A very nice copy of an important Broadway play.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        In The Bottom of my Garden

      [New York]: Self-published, circa 1956. First Edition. Very good in paper covered boards with a lithographed, hand-colored illustration on the front board. The binding is sewn. An oblong octavo of 8 1/2 by 11 inches containing 20 lithographed plates on wove paper two of which have some modest hand-coloring. The paper covered boards are soiled and there is some modest foxing. The paper joining the two boards over the spine area is torn and chipped. Although the end sheets show some small spots of foxing, the contents are in excellent condition and are best classified as an erotic picture book. Signed and inscribed "To Frances | Keane" by the author, artist, and in this case, bookbinder and publisher at the lower spine side of the front board. Unpaginaged, but containing 20 plates. Andy Warhol started his art career in New York City in 1949 where he worked as an advertising art director. This item represents one of his first forays into book making. Reportedly this book was created as a promotional item and copies were given to close friends and clients. Copies of this book were often cut up allowing the individual lithographs to be sold separately. As a result, complete copies of the book are uncommon. The book contains only three lines of text all hand written in an exaggerated script by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, who, with limited English, undoubtedly had no understanding of the double-entendre meaning of the words she had written.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Strandgut mit Muscheln - Epaves maritimes. Farbiges Aquarell und Gouache, verso signiert.

      Bildmaß ca. 40 x 58,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß ca. 40 x 60 cm. Aquarell und Gouache auf Papier. Das Blatt verso handschriftlich mit *Walther Wahlstedt * signiert, wohl um 1956 gemalt ( vergleiche hierzu den Eintrag bei Artprice für Epaves maritimes ). Das Blatt etwas fleckig, am Oberrand mit unschönen Resten alter Montierung ( durch Passepartout aber gut abdeckbar ). ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 492 ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Double Star

      New York: Doubleday, 1956. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Black Boards. Good Book/Good Dustjacket. Stated First Edition. Black Boards Lettered In White. Hugo Award Winner 1956. A Fairly Clean, Tight Ex-Library Copy. New Endpapers With Some Glue/Paper Traces, A Little Wrinkling Where The Charge Slip Was Attached, Page Edges Very Dusty, Binding A Little Cracked At Page 30/31 With 1/4" Yellow Spots On A Few Pages. Dust Jacket Is Bright, Clean, And Almost Unworn, Not Price Clipped ($2.95). Rear Panel Clean Except For Those Faint Tape Ghosts, Spine With Small Chip At Top And Bottom And Blacked-Out Area At Bottom, Flaps Clean And Complete. The 1" X 3/4" Area Of The Lower Spine Containing The Doubleday Sf Logo And Name Was Blacked Out To Cover A Tape Removal Scar; The Doubleday Symbol Has Been Restored, But The Other Lettering And Design, Including The Blue Title And Yellow Author's Name On The Spine, Are Original And Are Not Unfaded. Dj Has A 1/2" Deep Narrow V-Chip At Top Rear Spine Edge, Minor Restoration To Interior Tape Reinforcement At Head And Heel Of Spine And At Bottom 2" Of Rear Flap, With Slight Show-Through Remaining On 3/4" X 2" Area Of Lower Right Rear Panel And A 3/4" X 2" Area Centered On The Rear Bottom Flap Fold.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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