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        Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan Answers "Questions Jews Ask" : Six (6) Vinyl LP Record Set in Original Case

      New York: Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation. Hardcover. Undated but probably circa 1956. Listen to Rabbi Kaplan answer questions on these six vinyl 33 1/3 rpm LP records. Topics covered include: Jewish Peoplehood; The Jewish Heritage; The Idea of God; Jewish Religion; Spiritual Authority; The Diaspora; Torah; Torah from Zion; The Alienated Jew; The New Type of Jew. "From 1934 until 1970 Kaplan wrote a series of books in which he expressed his Reconstructionist ideology, which centred on the 'concept of Judaism as a civilization'. He was a prolific writer, keeping a journal throughout most of his life." - from Wikipedia. Each record in excellent condition in sleeve. Case functional with average wear. No markings. A quality set. . Good. 1956. First Edition.

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        Raintree County (Original scenario artwork from the 1956 film)

      N.p.: N.p., 1956. Original scenario artwork by Bill Constable for the 1956 film, depicting the characters played by Taylor and Clift walking through a wood late at night, their way lit only by a lantern. Signed by Constable at the bottom right. Archivally matted (no frame), with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. A graduating poetry teacher (played with aplomb by Clift) falls in love with a Southern woman (Taylor), but the woman's past and the Civil War begin to cause problems. Chalk pastel, gouache, and pencil. Artwork 21 x 7.5 inches. Matte 29 x 15 inches. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The City and the Stars

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1956. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition (so stated) of Clarke's "most characteristic and most enduring" novel (Magill). 8vo: viii,310pp. Publisher's blue and grey marbled paper-covered boards decorated with silver, red, yellow, and green stars, spine lettered with silver foil, illustrated dust jacket, with author's photograph to back panel, priced $3.75. Fine, crisp copy, apparently unread; Fine jacket with no tears or chips. Exceptional. Magill (ed.), Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder II, p. 245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, 22. Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. Completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 [: A Space Odyssey] is one of the most famous computer stories, but The City and the Stars may well be the most profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction. . . . [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." (Warrick) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Illustrations. Reprint, in the same year as the First edition. 8vo., quarter black cloth over blue cloth boards, fore edge untrimmed, first issue dust jacket, quarter blue morocco clamshell box. New York, Harper and Bros.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London Jonathan Cape 1956 - First edition, 8vo., publisher's blind-embossed black cloth, lettered in silver with silver diamond motif to front cover, very small scuffmark on lower board, original pictorial dust-jacket with a design by Pat Marriott, unclipped, a very good copy, clean and attractive, with the pinks still bright. Ian Fleming's fourth Bond novel sees 007 infiltrating the world of diamond smugglers. The 1971 film featured Sean Connery in his penultimate outing in the series and Jill St. John as Bond Girl, Tiffany Case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1956. 12 issues.

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo 1956 - Large 8vo. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Grimms' Other Tales, A New Selection by Wilhelm Hansen: Translated & Edited by Ruth Michaelis-Jena and Arthur Ratcliff: Illustrated With Ten Wood-Engravings by Gwenda Morgan (with Prospectus)

      [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1956. Limited Edition. Leather. Near Fine. Morgan, Gwenda. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 160 p. Signed by Illustrator(s). ONE OF 75 COPIES BOUND IN MOROCCO out of a total edition of 500, this copy SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, AND WITH ORIGINAL PROSPECTUS. Per the book's prospectus: "Among treasures sent out of Berlin for safety during the war were the notebooks of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Among the manuscripts are a large number of the fairy-tales collected with tireless enthusiasm by the brothers, and for various reasons a considerable proportion of these are not available to the general reader and [are] virtually unknown. Already in 1823, when Taylor made the first English translation, it was realized that a further selection should be published in English, to contain excluded stories which Taylor described as 'most curious' and 'of great merit'. He had felt bound to suppress them, he wrote, 'in deference to the scrupulous fastidiousness of modern taste, especially in works likely to attract the attention of youth'. The fifty tales now printed in the Golden Cockerel selection are the cream of what we have called the Grimms' 'Other Tales', since none was included in their definitive German edition, nor in Taylor's classic English translation". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full purple morocco, gilt vignette on front board of a giant, gilt vignette on the back board of a village with a castle on a hilltop in the distance, top edge gilt, wood-engravings by Gwenda Morgan (N.B., the prospectus and bibliography both state that there are eleven wood-engravings, the title page of the book states ten; we count nine full-page engravings, the publisher's device on the title page, and a headpiece that opens the first tale); printed in Poliphilus type on mould-made paper, octavo size (just over 9.25" tall), pagination: (1)-160; limited edition of 500 copies overall, this no. 35 of the 75 specially bound in purple morocco, signed by the illustrator in blue ink on the colophon page. The prospectus mirrors the title page on the front page, page two has one of the full-page wood engravings, page three the opening of one of the tales with the decorative headpiece, page four tells about the book - the original cost for this book, bound in morocco, was $32.50. ***CONDITION: Near fine overall, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is some sunning to the spine to a mellow brown colour, some sunning also to the board edges, one extremely small area of light wear to the upper back corner, vintage bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown, else fine. The prospectus is near fine with some toning to the edges and very light overall edgewear. ***CITATION: Cock-A-Hoop 205. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Joan Miró. ( Maeght 1956 ) Vollständig inkl. aller Lithos,

      Paris Maeght Editeur, 1956. 219 Seiten Broschiert, Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Lithographien (insgesamt 10), 7 Lithographien (davon 4 doppelseitig) eingebunden, 2 auf dem Schutzumschlag und eine auf der Titelseite , Schutzumschlag mit org. Schutzfolie und nur minimalen Randläsuren, sehr schön erhalten, Drucke und Seiten frisch PD-053 Lithographie, Kunst, Miro, Buchkunst, Grafik, Pressedrucke, Bibliophilie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Antik Maiwald]
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        Coast To Coast.

      Faber & Faber, London 1956 - First Edition of the author's account of his cross country trip of the United States. Octavo. Orginal red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1956. Finely bound set of the Orations of Cicero. Octavo, 8 volumes. Bound in contemporary three-quarters green morocco, gilt titles to the spine, all edges marbled. In near fine condition. Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in, not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language". Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher.

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        Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics Edited by G.E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1956.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Pp.204. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in printed dust-jacket. Jacket has some gentle age-toning to spine. A crisp, clean copy; unusually for a reference book /study work, this example appears to be unread.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Raintree County (Original scenario artwork from the 1956 film)

      N.p.: N.p., 1956. Original scenario artwork by Bill Constable for the 1956 film, depicting the characters played by Taylor and Clift walking through a wood late at night, their way lit only by a lantern. Signed by Constable at the bottom right. Archivally matted (no frame), with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. A graduating poetry teacher (played with aplomb by Clift) falls in love with a Southern woman (Taylor), but the woman's past and the Civil War begin to cause problems.Chalk pastel, gouache, and pencil. Artwork 21 x 7.5 inches. Matte 29 x 15 inches. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Brett Weston: Photographs (Signed First Edition)

      New York: E. Weyhe, Publisher, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The first monograph on Brett, the second son of legendary photographer Edward Weston. Text and book design by Merle Armitage. A collection of 28 black and white images. Laid in errata slip. A very good plus copy with bumping to the top of the spine and a few small spots to the foredge in a very good plus dust jacket that is lightly soiled, with a few edge tears and wear and some slight offsetting to the verso from an old jacket protector. Signed by Weston and dated in 1980. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Joan Miró. ( Maeght 1956 ) Vollständig inkl. aller Lithos,

      Paris Maeght Editeur, 1956 - 219 Seiten Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Lithographien (insgesamt 10), 7 Lithographien (davon 4 doppelseitig) eingebunden, 2 auf dem Schutzumschlag und eine auf der Titelseite , Schutzumschlag mit org. Schutzfolie und nur minimalen Randläsuren, sehr schön erhalten, Drucke und Seiten frisch PD-053 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Maiwald]
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      1956 - - 1956 - Sous un bel emboîtage grand in-quarto (34/27 cm), Chemise illustrée du titre et d'un portrait de Diderot ; 1 dessin crayon de couleurs gras signé Ed. MEZERETTE 56, en vis à vis un dessin au bleu pour la garde, 13 dessins couleurs aux crayons. A tous dessin Tampon vente MEZERETTE Hôtel des ventes Saint Amand marss 1999. Louis Edmond Jean MEZERETTE (1893-1963). Amis de JULES LAPAIRE également de SANCOINS dans le Cher Il lui illustre ses ouvrages. Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Place in Fiction.

      NP: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 1956., 1956. 1-50 copies (approx.) Reprinted from the January, 1956 issue of The South Atlantic Quarterly, 1956. 8vo. pp. 57-72. 8 leaves stapled. INSCRIBED by Welty on the cover to the author Richard Stern. Welty was an early advocate of his fiction. This is a fine pamphlet. Scarce.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        THE BULL CALF and other poems (inscribed to Northrop Frye)

      Contact Press: Toronto, 1956. The paper issue (hardcover issue is very scarce). Octavo, illustrated card covers (art by Betty Sutherland). pp (4), 49, [3]. Light yellowing to spine, inner margins of covers, and upper and outer margins of rear cover; very small soft corner crease to upper outer corners; else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO NORTHFROP FRYE "For Northrop Frye, with a warm handshake, Irving Layton. Mar. 9, 1956". A super Canadian literary association. Layton commonly signed and inscribed his books, but this one inscribed to the leading Canadian literary theorist and critic of the 20th century is exceptional. (We note that Irving was in a handshaking mode upon publication. He offered a "cordial handshake" to George Whalley 22 March 1956.) Binding: Softcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.. First Impression, Binding A. Octavo (19.5 x 13cm), pp.257. Publisher's cloth-effect paper covered boards, titled in silver, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott (price-clipped). A lovely fine copy of the book in attractive dust jacket now expertly restored and showing as a particularly bright example.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        L'automne à Pékin

      Second edition, first for some parts as reviewed and expanded, on ordinary paper.Rare autograph inscription from Boris Vian to two friends.Spine lightly sunned, marginal worming to covers. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dali. Das druckgraphische Werk 1924 - 1980.

      450 S. 4 Quart, Leinen Hrsg. von Ralf Michler und Lutz W. Löpsinger. Mit einem Vorwort von Robert Descharnes. Band 1. Oeuvrekatalog der Radierungen und Mixed-Media-Graphiken. 262 S. Band 2. OEuvrekatalog der Lithographien und Holzstiche 1956 - 1980. 188 S. Mit s/w und farb. Abb. Das untere Kapital des ersten Bandes ist bestoßen. Der Su. des zweiten Bandes hat an den Kopfkanten leichte Randbestoßungen. Sonst gute Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Boller]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Rom, 15. XI. 1956. - 1¾ SS. 4to. An einen Sammler ("Monsieur Anchorena"), der wiederholt Gemälde in Auftrag gegeben hatte: "[.] Quand aux peintures que vous me demandez de faire pour votre appartment je serai très heureux de les faire et suis sûr qu'elles réussiront encore mieux de celles que vous avez déja. Reste la question du prix que vous m'offrez. - Moi je veux bien vous être agréable et faire un prix d'ami, mais je vous dirai que d'après votre lettre je n'ai pas bien compris exactement quelle serait le [.] 'volume' de mon travail. Pour cela je vous prie de m'ecrire, avec beaucoup précision, la largeur et la hauteur de chaque peinture que vous désirez avoir et aussi le nombre de ces peintures [.]". - Einige kleine Randeinrisse ausgebessert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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. 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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158503).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Derrière le miroir Nos 92-93 : 1956 10 ans d'édition 1946-1956

      Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1956. Couverture souple. Très bon. Chagall, Miro, Bazaine, Giacometti. In-4. Édition originale. Complet des 78 pages reliées incluant la couverture, des trois lithographies originales : Chagall et Miro en double page, et Bazaine, et des deux eaux-fortes rayées de Giacometti et Miro. Collationné, complet.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion]
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        Reclining Nude with a Blue Ball

      1956. Oil and encaustic on masonite. Signed and dated. 24 x 32 inches.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Damn Yankees

      Random House 1956 - Small area of very slight wear at base of spine, otherwise a nice clean copy. Jacket shows minimal wear to edges, slight yellowing to spine, minor soiling; states "Fireside Theatre Book Club Edition" at bottom of front flap. Numerous signatures on the front flap: Harold Prince (co-producer); Robert E. Griffith (co-producer); George Abbott (co-author); and Nathaniel Frey (actor, played "Smokey). Several B&W photos from the play. Originally presented at the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre on May 5, 1955. Original owner was well know to me; provenance available to those with serious interest. A great piece of Broadway/theatrical history. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians PLUS The Starlight Barking - both first edition, first printings

      Heinemann, 1956. Both UK first edition, first printings. Comprising: The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking. The Hundred and One Dalmatians: the book has no inscriptions and is near fine. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and has some internal repair. Chips to the edges and spine tips. The Starlight Barking dust wrapper is clipped (small name and address to the top of the front flap of DJ and to the half title of the book) - some light edgewear to the DJ. Rare as a pair.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Horizon Press, New York 1956 - Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. A few small chips to jacket edges. A few faint scratches to jacket. Text is clean and unmarked, illustrated throughout. ; Signed, dated and inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the year of publication on the front end page. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Evolving Lens Bookseller]
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        XX Congresso del Partito Comunista dell' Unione Sovietica Atti e risoluzioni

      EDITORI RIUNITI, ROMA 1956 - Biblioteca politica ITALIANO Tomo brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Atti del XX Congresso tenutosi presso il Palazzo del Cremlino, in Mosca, dal 14 al 25 Febbraio 1956. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        I Was Chaplain on the Franklin

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956. Very Good. First edition. 153pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Cloth modestly mottled on edges, a very good copy. Father O'Callahan was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during and after a kamikaze attack on the aircraft carrier aboard which he was serving, the USS Franklin. A nice clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les oiseaux de lune. Quatre actes

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, [1956], in-8, 264 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Collection blanche. Édition originale. Un des 130 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre. Bel exemplaire tel que paru, non coupé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        El idioma guarani'

      Casa America Moreno 1956 - spagnolo

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        Waiting for Godot - a tragicomedy in two acts.

      Faber and Faber, London., 1956. First U.K. edition. Octavo. 94 pages. Tipped in is the small printed slip regarding the requirements of the Lord Chamberlain.Free endpapers partially tanned. Near fine in very good indeed, slightly nicked dustwrapper a bit creased at the edges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Collected Stories [Inscribed Association Copy]

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1956. A collection of stories by the novelist, critic, travel writer and short story writer. Pritchett was most well-known, and most highly regarded, for his short fiction. He has been compared to Chekhov and in fact also wrote a well-received biography of Chekhov. This is a family association copy, inscribed by Pritchett, "To mother and father with all my love Victor." A couple of incidental turns to page corners; very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with several tiny edge chips. A very nice copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Sometime, Never. - three tales of imagination.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London., 1956. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Contains ''Envoy Extraordinary'' by William Golding, ''Consider Her Ways'' by John Wyndham and ''Boy in Darkness'' by Mervyn Peake.Signed by William Golding on the front free endpaper. From the library of the Australian painter Russell Drysdale with his ownership inscription also on the front free endpaper. It was on his 1975 visit to Australia that Golding met Drysdale who gave him a print of the painting ''Rainmaker'' which later provided the dustwrapper art for the novel Darkness Visible.Edges spotted. Tail of spine and one corner bumper. Very good in very good, nicked, rubbed and faintly spotted dustwrapper with an Australian bookshop sticker obscuring the British price printed on the flap. Copies of this book signed by Golding are scarce, to say the least, and such association copies much more so.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Sculpture in Ceramic by Miro and Artigas

      New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1956. First edition. Original lithographs on cover and the 4 panel center insert. Original lithographs on each side of insert, the recto panel signed in pencil by Miro. Pp. 24. Black and white illustrations after photographs of Sabine Weiss, text is from Rosamond Bernier's interview with Miro and Artigas as it appeared in "The Selective Eye," 1956/57. 1 vols. Sm. 4to (7 x 8 inches). Original lithographic black cover. Minor wear else excellent. First edition. Original lithographs on cover and the 4 panel center insert. Original lithographs on each side of insert, the recto panel signed in pencil by Miro. Pp. 24. Black and white illustrations after photographs of Sabine Weiss, text is from Rosamond Bernier's interview with Miro and Artigas as it appeared in "The Selective Eye," 1956/57. 1 vols. Sm. 4to (7 x 8 inches). Original signed lithograph.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958. First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill's classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Boldy signed by Winston S. Churchill on the front free endpaper (sideways) in volume one. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. "Churchill's last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for Churchill's works" (Langworth, 312).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Chinese Painting. Leading Masters and Principles. (7 volume set)

      London: The Ronald Press Company. Very Good. 1956. Hardcover. 7 volumes. Red cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Profiles in Courage.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956 - Octavo. Original black cloth-backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter sheep solander case. Spine gently rolled, wear to extremities, bump to head of spine, a very good copy in the bright jacket with creasing to folds and light foxing. 4 leaves of illustrations on plate paper, printed either side. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. and Mrs. John Knight - with the very highest regards - John Kennedy". John S Knight (1894-1981), a pioneering journalist and close personal friend of the Kennedys, founded Knight Newspapers, which would later become Knight Ridder, which was for a time the largest newspaper publisher in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Mary Deare

      Collins, London 1956 - The Mary Deare, Signed by Hammond Innes,Collins, London 1956, In very good condition. This war fiction novel relates the the great sea story about the 6,000 tonne freighter that was torpedoed three times in two world wars. Original green cloth boards with very light bumping to the corners and light fading to the edges of the spine. Map illustrated end papers. A previous owners name in pencil on the front free page.  Signed by the author on the title page. Light spotting on the front pages and page edges. Generally very clean throughout the book. Unclipped dust jacket priced 12s 6d. Bright colours throughout the jacket and only marred by light spotting on the back cover. Light wear to upper edge. 8vo  256 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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