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        In the Winter of Cities

      New York: New Directions, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. One of a limited 100 copies, signed by Tennesse Williams. Publisher's white vellum boards with gilt titles on spine, in original matching numbered slipcase. Very Good with light toning to spine and light soiling to vellum. Slipcase is toned and lightly soiled, with a split along the top rear joint.

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        BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA]: AUTOGRAPHS of OVER 45 EMINENT GUESTS & MUSICIANS attending a Dinner Party in honor of the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA hosted by Charles Douglas Jackson and his wife Grace Bristed Jackson at the Dakota in New York City . Included among the autographs are those of conductor CHARLES MUNCH, clarinetist ROSARIO MAZZEO, violinists ALFRED KRIPS, JESSE CECI and JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN.

      New York, NY: The Dakota 1956. - - Seven pages with over forty-five autographs penned on both sides of 4 gilt-edged, cream-colored sheets measuring 10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide, removed from the guest book of Grace Bristed Jackson and C. D. Jackson. Dated "Friday Dec. 14th 1956", the signatures are identified along the top as those of guests present at a "Supper Party for Boston Symphony Orchestra" held at the Dakota in New York City. Most, if not all, of the guests have penned inscriptions expressing their appreciation to the Jackson's above their signatures. There is a short tear to the top edge of the first sheet, not affecting any of the signatures. Near fine. The dinner was held to celebrate the orchestra's historic tour in September to the Soviet Union and would culminate in an 8:30 PM concert by the BSO at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. . 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 in the order in which they appear on the sheets are those of: The Boston Symphony Orchestra's director Charles Munch (1891-1968) who has additionally penned "avec tant d'emotion et une si grande reconnaissance". The Alsacian symphonic conductor and violinist Charles Munch was highly regarded for his mastery of French orchestral music. He was director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 through 1962 and, under his leadership, the BSO was the first U.S. Orchestra to perform in the Soviet Union in September of 1956. Margo Miller who wrote articles on the BSO's Russia tour for the Berskshire Eagle has penned the following "Better than Leningrad-Moscow" above her autograph. George E. Judd, manager of the BSO from 1935-1954. Tod & Helen Perry. Tod Perry managed the BSO from 1954-1973 and was executive director from 1973-1978. Tod penned the following above his signature: "There are two people without WHOM the Russia trip would not have been the same - Grace & CD - Bless them both!!!: and his wife Helen penned "Since I didn't reach Leningrad, you have given the same fabulous effect. With loving thanks". Lillian Judd. The American clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo (1911-1997) has penned "For our Gracie, The best trooper of all!" signed "Rosario Mazzeo". The designer of the Mazzeo system of clarinet keywork, Mazzeo played for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1933 to 1966 and was also the orchestra's personnel manager for much of that period. He chaired the woodwind department at the New England Conservatory of Music. Mazzeo's wife, the harpsichordist Katie Clare Mazzeo has additionally penned the following inscription above her signature: "To Gracie - who took such good care of R.M. in USSR!" George E. Moleux, principal double bass player. Leonard G. Moss, a violinist for 43 years with the BSO. The orchestra's first harpist Bernard Zighera and what appears to be the signature of his wife Georgette. Horn player Harry Shapiro. Leonard S. Burkat, Munch's assistant who wrote the program notes for nearly 15,000 works. Principal trombonist William Gibson. Violinist Jesse Ceci (1924-2006) who, as a child prodigy, began his studies with a full scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music at 8 years old. He went on to study at Juilliard, the Paris Conservatory, and L'Ecole Normale de Musique which he attended on a Fulbright scholarship. Ceci went on to debut at Alice Tully Hall in NYC and performed under most of the major conductors. He gave numerous benefit performances in support of major causes including the Colorado AIDS Project and "Afghan Ed" which helped young Afghan girls return to sc [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA]: AUTOGRAPHS of OVER 45 EMINENT GUESTS & MUSICIANS attending a Dinner Party in honor of the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA hosted by Charles Douglas Jackson and his wife Grace Bristed Jackson at the Dakota in New York City . Included among the autographs are those of conductor CHARLES MUNCH, clarinetist ROSARIO MAZZEO, violinists ALFRED KRIPS, JESSE CECI and JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN.

      New York, NY: The Dakota 1956., 1956.. Very good. - Seven pages with over forty-five autographs penned on both sides of 4 gilt-edged, cream-colored sheets measuring 10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide, removed from the guest book of Grace Bristed Jackson and C. D. Jackson. Dated "Friday Dec. 14th 1956", the signatures are identified along the top as those of guests present at a "Supper Party for Boston Symphony Orchestra" held at the Dakota in New York City. Most, if not all, of the guests have penned inscriptions expressing their appreciation to the Jackson's above their signatures. There is a short tear to the top edge of the first sheet, not affecting any of the signatures. Near fine. The dinner was held to celebrate the orchestra's historic tour in September to the Soviet Union and would culminate in an 8:30 PM concert by the BSO at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. .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 in the order in which they appear on the sheets are those of:The Boston Symphony Orchestra's director Charles Munch (1891-1968) who has additionally penned "avec tant d'emotion et une si grande reconnaissance". The Alsacian symphonic conductor and violinist Charles Munch was highly regarded for his mastery of French orchestral music. He was director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 through 1962 and, under his leadership, the BSO was the first U.S. Orchestra to perform in the Soviet Union in September of 1956.Margo Miller who wrote articles on the BSO's Russia tour for the Berskshire Eagle has penned the following "Better than Leningrad-Moscow" above her autograph.George E. Judd, manager of the BSO from 1935-1954.Tod & Helen Perry. Tod Perry managed the BSO from 1954-1973 and was executive director from 1973-1978. Tod penned the following above his signature: "There are two people without WHOM the Russia trip would not have been the same - Grace & CD - Bless them both!!!: and his wife Helen penned "Since I didn't reach Leningrad, you have given the same fabulous effect. With loving thanks".Lillian Judd.The American clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo (1911-1997) has penned "For our Gracie, The best trooper of all!" signed "Rosario Mazzeo". The designer of the Mazzeo system of clarinet keywork, Mazzeo played for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1933 to 1966 and was also the orchestra's personnel manager for much of that period. He chaired the woodwind department at the New England Conservatory of Music.Mazzeo's wife, the harpsichordist Katie Clare Mazzeo has additionally penned the following inscription above her signature: "To Gracie - who took such good care of R.M. in USSR!"George E. Moleux, principal double bass player.Leonard G. Moss, a violinist for 43 years with the BSO.The orchestra's first harpist Bernard Zighera and what appears to be the signature of his wife Georgette.Horn player Harry Shapiro.Leonard S. Burkat, Munch's assistant who wrote the program notes for nearly 15,000 works.Principal trombonist William Gibson.Violinist Jesse Ceci (1924-2006) who, as a child prodigy, began his studies with a full scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music at 8 years old. He went on to study at Juilliard, the Paris Conservatory, and L'Ecole Normale de Musique which he attended on a Fulbright scholarship. Ceci went on to debut at Alice Tully Hall in NYC and performed under most of the major conductors. He gave numerous benefit performances in support of major causes including the Colorado AIDS Project and "Afghan Ed" which helped young Afghan girls return to school after having been oppressed by the Taliban.The following inscription is signed by a guest who has signed his name in Cyrillic letters: "Many thanks for the chandeliers, champagne & memories of happy (?) days in Russia - not to mention Helsinki & Prague".Viola player Earl Hedberg.First chair viola player Vincent MauricciViolinist Herman Silberman.Violinist Gottfried J. Wilfinger.Louis Speyer, who played the English horn for the BSO from 1918-1964.Violinist Stanley Benson.Violinist Joseph Leibovici.[?] de V.[?].Alfred Krips, assistant concertmaster, violinist & first violin. He was also the concertmaster of the Boston Pops.Violinist Sheldon Rotenberg.Irving Frankel, double-bass player from 1919-1967.Violinist Alfred Schneider.Principal Second Violinist William Marshall.Cellist Mischa Nieland.Violinist Samuel Diamond.American violinist and conductor Joseph "Joey" Silverstein (1932-2015). Silverstein first studied from his father and subsequently Efrem Zimbalist, D.C. Dounis, William Primrose, Josef Gingold and Mischa Mischakoff. He joined the BSO as second violinist in 1955 and was the youngest musician in the orchestra. He was appointed concertmaster in 1962 and assistant conductor in 1971. He played with several local ensembles and taught at the New England Conservatory, Yale and Boston Universities and served on the faculty at Tanglewood.Trumpeter Marcel LaFosse.Hans H. Fantel, who wrote liner notes for the first Dynagroove LP releases.Double-bass player Henry Portnoi.Principal bassonist Sherman Abbott Walt.Second clarinet player Pasquale Cardillo.We've been unable to identify the next 3 signatures.Principal trumpet Roger Voisin.Principal oboist Ralph Gomberg, signed "Mr. & Mrs. by either he or his wife.Principal timpanist Everett J. Firth.Percussionist Harold Thompson.Violinist Lloyd Stonestreet, signed Mr. & Mrs. by either he or his wife.

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        Selected Prose. Edited by Hyde Cox and Edward Connery Lathem

      Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York 1956 - First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. With a card signed: "Robert Frost/ South Shatsbury, Vt." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de Gulliver.

      Paris, 1956 - Plein maroquin vert, décor de boussole symbolisé par des tirets formant un cercle doré, d'une étoile mosaiquée, et de quatre silhouettes à froid, dos à nerfs orné de cercles de tirets dorés, titre et auteur dorés, tête dorée, encadrement de maroquin vert, contreplats et gardes de veau bordeaux, couvertures et dos conservés. Ouvrage illustré de 30 compositions en couleurs de André Hubert dont un vignette de titre, 16 hors-texte et 13 culs-de-lampe. Tirage limité à 1368 exemplaires. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin sur chiffon de Rives contenant une planche gravée ayant servi au tirage et une suite en noir des illustrations hors-textes sur Arches. Deuxième papier. Très bel exemplaire dans une jolie reliure. [Attributes: 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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        The Religious Life of Chinese Moslems. Peking, The Nationalities Publishing House

      1956 - First and only edition. Large 8vo, 59, [iv]pp, numerous photographic plates, original boards with dust jacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Islands of Space

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/fine. Octavo, 224pp. A very good or better copy clean and bright, marred only by a dull curl at the base, which has slightly cocked the book (see image). Previous owner's austere and attractive bookplate on the front paste-down, mostly concealed by the dust jacket. Overall quite a nice copy, in a lovely dust jacket, just about fine, with trivial nicks at the top of the front panel. $2.50 price intact. This copy is SIGNED by Campbell on the limitation page, and is hand-numbered "41." According to most authoritative sources, this is one of about 50 copies that Campbell actually signed, even though the limitation page states "500 copies" were signed by the author. A very scarce example.

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        A dissertation upon printing type as a mirror image of culture...Translated by Paul Hayden Duensing

      Pittsburgh: privately printed [by Paul Hayden Duensing], 1956. Edition limited to 25 copies, 8vo, pp. [6], 9, [3]; vignette title page printed in red and black; unbound sheets; fine. Not in OCLC. 25: A Quarter Century, p. [25]: "All but six copies destroyed because of an imperfection."

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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., 1956.. Fine. - 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 2006 writer Thomas Bass, a professor at the University of Albany, stated in a radio interview: 'Many spies have worked for Time Magazine, at least the spies we know of, were, in fact, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. There's that very famous example of Time magazine Bureau Chief, Mr. Enno Hobbing, who was, in 1954, moved from Paris to Guatemala where he led the coup d'etat while working out of the offices of Time".10) George & Symphorosa Livermore.11) Dorothy Breck (spouse of Henry C. Breck).12) Edgar R. B[?].13) Henry C. Breck (Partner in J &W Seligman & Co., stock brokers).14) "Yet" (Henriette) Roosenberg (1916-1972). "Yet" Roosenberg was a Dutch journalist and political prisoner. A graduate student at the start of World War II, she became a courrier for the Dutch resistance serving under the code name "Zip" and wrote for the newspaper "Het Parool". Captured in 1944, she was sentenced to death and sent to a German prison at Waldheim. Freed in 1945, in order to care for another very sick former prisoner she and a few other prisoners stayed behind instead of boarding American trucks which would cross Russian lines to bring them back home to the Netherlands. Helping their friend to a hospital, the group then undertook the journey on their own. Accosted by Russians, they were sent to a "displaced persons camp" and, it was only after several adventures documented in her memoirs "The Walls Came Tumbling Down", that they finally made their way home. After the war, "Yet" Roosenburg became a correspondent for "Time, Inc.".Five more autographs are penned in a column at right. Heading the list is that of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1911-2004), the German-born consort of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Opposed to Hitler, he banned the Swastika from the street bunting. The Dutch Royal family fled to England when Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940 but Prince Bernhard insisted on returning to join Dutch troops fighting their final battle against the invaders. He was again forced to flee and returned to England. General Eisenhower appointed the Prince Commander-in-Chief of the Dutch Forces when Dutch troops, now aided by the allies, fought in France in 1944 and the Prince took charge of the Dutch resitance forces, playing a vital role in that country's war effort. Despite his heroic war record, Prince Bernhard's reputation was later overshadowed by his disgrace due to his involvement in the 1976 financial scandal involving the Dutch air force and Lockheed.We're unable to identify the next two signatures. Following these is the autograph of Simone de Lippe, the wife of Prince Aschwin and that of Prince Aschwin of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1914-1988). The younger brother of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Prince Aschwin openly supported the Nazis and became an officer in the Wehrmacht. An expert in Chinese painting and Indian sculpture, he became a curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art after the war.

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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]

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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.

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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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        I WANT TO PAINT MY BATHROOM BLUE

      - (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. I WANT TO PAINT MY BATHROOM BLUE by Ruth Krauss. NY: Harper & Brothers 1956. 4to, (7 x 8 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest of edge rubbing else fine in VG+ dust wrapper with price intact. 1st edition. One of Sendak's most difficult to find titles, this features charming color illustrations on every page. Hanrahan A22. Great copy. [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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Foster Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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).

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        POLLY - MY WONDERFUL MOTHER

      Herbert Jenkins, London 1956 - The magnificence of this book are the signatures to the first blank end page. It is signed by 'Barbara Cartland', her Mother: 'Mary Cartland', and her two children; 'Ian McCorquodale' and his Sister Raine Legge.[Raine Legge [nee; McCorquodale], went on to become Countess Raine Spencer [Lady Diana's Wicked Step-Mother]. There is a further signature below these famous signatures, for an 'Eva Mowbray', [I don't know who she is], but the signature is noted. This book is Biographical / Historical - This is the story of Polly Cartland's life that is primarily a Love Story. The enchanted love of a young girl, the passionate love of a married woman, and the deep inspiring love of a mother dominate its pages. Through love, Polly guided and influenced her brilliant son, Ronald, who died at Dunkirk, and through her love she played a major part in the lives of her daughter, Barbara, and of her grand-daughter Raine. The tremendous events and changes that took place during her life necessarily left their imprint on her, but no upheaval, however great, could ever diminish the love she gave and received in return. Her life was one of devotion, and this portrait of her has admirably captured her qualities. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: the original dustjacket houses this book. Retains price to front prelim. Now housed in a removable archival sleeve. Please see the image of the dustjacket to see the condition it is in. It is, although present in important areas, fairly chipped. red cloth boards with gold gilt lettering to the spine, in a fairly good condition. The page block within is tightly bound. There are 256 pages, which are clean, present and tightly bound. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booky-Wooky]
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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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        Charles Burchfield (Signed by Burchfield)

      Macmillan, New York 1956 - Very good in a very good unclipped dust jacket. Spine cloth showing some slight wear to the lower third. Some light foxing to the first several pages; this copy signed and dated on the half title by Burchfield, who also supplies his monogram. A solid copy of this monograph, one of the few given to Burchfield during his lifetime, and despite its brevity an insightful examination of the painter's work and process. The only signed copy we've ever handled, ever even heard about; Burchfield's signature on anything other than his art is far from common. In fact, as of this writing, this seems to be the only example currently available in the marketplace. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: A Balzac A Rodin]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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