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        The Irwin UnterMYER COLLECTION [IN SIX VOLUMES]

      Cambridge, MA/New York, NY: Harvard University Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1956-1963. Cambridge, MA/New York, NY: Harvard University Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1956-1963. First American edition. Quartos. Six volume set. Profusely illustrated. Original blue cloth-backed patterened boards, red spine labels. Modest edgewear, still near fine. Vol. 1: Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain, Faience and Enamel (1956). Vol. 2: Chelsea and Other English Porcelain, Pottery and Enamel (1957). Vol. 3: English Furniture with Some Furniture of Other Countries (1958). Vol. 4: English and Other Needlework, Tapestries and Textiles (1960). Vol. 5: Bronzes, Other Metalwork and Sculpture (1962). Vol. 6: English and Other Silver (1963). .

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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.

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        Diamonds Are Forever - Superbly rebound

      Cape, 1956. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A fine book without inscriptions, handsomely rebound in full black leather with gilt decorations and marbled endpapers. A superb copy beautifully rebound.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Page block square and tight. Covers fine, silver lettering and motif still very much bright. A fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped. An excellent copy.

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        Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Lindisfarnensis Musei Britannici Codex Cottonianus Nero D.IV. [Lindisfarne Gospels] In two volumes complete

      Oltun et Lausanna Helvetiae: In Aedibus Urs Graf 1956 / 1960. 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. . Fine. Vellum Spine. Limited Numbered Edition. 1956. Folio.

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        The Battling Prophet [Signed]

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1956 - SIGNED CARD laid-in. Printed card "With the compliments of" which is SIGNED below in full in blue ink by the well-known Australian author, "Arthur W. Upfield". Also includes laid-in Christmas card in its envelope (neither are written on) which the compliments card was originally in. Arthur William Upfield (1890-1964), Australian author, best known for his works of detective fiction. The Battling Prophet was first published in serial form in The World's News magazine, Sydney (commencing 19 February 1955). Printed in Great Britain. Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Price-clipped, small closed tears at folds (tape repaired, from inside only), very slight shelfwear & rubbing & spotting to jacket, otherwise a very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 226pp. Scarce first edition with SIGNED CARD laid in. RARE. Size: 19 x 12.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ezéchiel

      First edition, one of numbered copies on vélin labeur.Autograph inscription from Albert Cohen to Pierre Morhange.Small foxing to the spine, a small trace of fold to head of upper cover, internally good. Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

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        House Of Dolls

      Muller 1956 - Scarce British edition in its original jacket. Spectacular, if gruesome, jacket art . About very good condition with foxing to the book and wear to the jacket along edges, corners, and spine. From the library of Gerald Y. Goldberg onetime Jewish mayor of Cork and collector of WWII Holocaust literature. Mr. Goldberg's bookplate to the front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines in gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. An excellent, bright set in the jackets, spine panels a little marked and toned. First editions, first impressions, warmly inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper of volume IV, in the month of publication: "To Bernie, from Winston. March 1958". The slightly laboured hand is indicative of Churchill's poor health at the time. Wintering at La Pausa, his agent Emery Reve's home in the south of France, late in February he had spent a day on Aristotle Onassis's yacht, drinking "more alcohol than usual", and playing chemin-de-fer "for high stakes" becoming "very excited" (Gilbert, Winston Churchill and Emery Reeves, p. 375), resulting in bronchial pneumonia, compounded by obstructive jaundice. The recipient was one of Churchill's oldest and most intimate friends Bernard ("Bernie") Baruch, a brilliant American financier, who advised nine US presidents, a highly attractive association for this celebration of Anglo-American relations. The pair had corresponded during the First World War when Churchill was Minister of Munitions and Baruch on President Wilson's War Industries Board, finally meeting during the Paris Peace Conference. Baruch was Churchill's New York host and overall facilitator for his tour of North America in 1929 - when his intent was to "See the country and meet the leaders of its fortunes" (WSC to BB June 28 1929) - and for most of his subsequent visits, with Churchill reciprocating when his friend visited Europe. Their friendship developed and deepened over the close to five decades that followed, Baruch writing to Churchill on his eightieth birthday that their friendship had been "a source of inspiration and pleasure which has grown more rewarding with each passing year". Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage 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", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." 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 American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        Howl and Other Poems.

      San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First edition, sixth printing of Howl, of this principal work of the Beat Generation. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition. Signed by Allen Ginsberg in a contemporary hand. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, "Howl", which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as "A Supermarket in California", "Transcription of Organ Music", "Sunflower Sutra", "America", "In the Baggage Room at Greyhound", and some of his earlier works. For printing the collection, the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, another well-known poet, was arrested and charged with obscenity. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn found Ferlinghetti not guilty of the obscenity charge, and 5,000 more copies of the text were printed to meet the public demand, which had risen in response to the publicity surrounding the trial. "Howl and Other Poems" contains two of the most well-known poems from the Beat Generation, "Howl" and "A Supermarket in California", which have been reprinted in other collections, including the Norton Anthology of American Literature.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. The Birth of Britain; The New World; The Age of Revolution; The Great Democracies.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956–8 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Volume I: lightly rolled spine with slight bumping at head and base, small chip at base of dust jacket spine and joint of rear flap, faint marks to rear dust jacket panel. Volume II: slight bump to head of dust jacket spine, lightly rolled and bumped spine, bumped fore corner. Volume III: lightly rolled and bumped spine, bumped fore corner, slight scuff to dust jacket joint, tiny closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Volume IV: A fine copy. Overall, an excellent set of bright, clean copies. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage 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": "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." 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 American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen A267.1(I) - (IV); Woods A138(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La chose freudienne ou sens du retour à Freud en psychanalyse

      In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1 1956 - - In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1, Paris 1956, 18,5x23,5cm, agrafé. - Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre de ce tiré à part de L'évolution psychiatrique consistant en une conférence prononcée à la clinique de Vienne le 7 Novembre 1955. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jacques Lacan au philosophe (Louis) Marin. Plats légèrement et marginalement insolés, deux petits manques comblés en têtes du dos et du premier plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] The first edition of this offprint from L'évolution psychiatrique printed in a small number of copies, based on a conference held in the Vienna clinic on the 7th November 1955. Signed and dated autograph inscription from Jacques Lacan to the philosopher (Louis) Marin. Covers lightly sunned at edges, two small lacks to head of spine and upper cover. % [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot

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

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        Some Trees

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine with faint bruising at spine ends, light toning to pages and vintage bookseller ticket to rear paste down, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact, toning to spine and edges, light soiling and light edge wear. A lovely copy of the author's first published book of poetry.

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        Le Surréalisme Même (Revue trimestrielle. Ensemble complet et 5 volumes)

      Paris Jean-Jacques Pauvert, octobre 1956 au printemps 1959, , 5 volumes de : 156 + 168 + 96 + 64 + 64 pp, petits in-4 brochés, couvertures imprimés, Bel ensemble des 5 numéros en 5 livraisons de la revue dirigée par André Breton Le Surréalisme même du n° 1 (octobre 1956) au n° 5 (octobre 1959). Le Surréalisme, même constitue une des revues surréalistes majeures de l'après-guerre, reccueillant les travaux et les propos de Kostas Axelos, Jean-Louis Bédouin, Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Leonora Carrington, Georges Darien, Adrien Dax, Marcel Duchamp, Léo Ferré, Abel Gance, Julien Gracq, Nelly Kaplan, Joyce Mansour, Mayoux, E.L.T. Mesens, Nora Mitrani, P.L. Palau, Octavio Paz, Benjamin Péret, Fernando Pessoa, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Man Ray, Magloire Saint-Aude... Complet des "Détraqués" de Palau et "Du royaume de la Terre" d'Abel Gance et de Nelly Kaplan. Couvertures de Pierre Molinier, Gabriel Max, Hans Bellmer et Hans Arp. Très bel ensemble.

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        Atomic bomb test, South Australia, 1956

      Two press photographs, 250 x 175 mm and 210 x 175 mm (the smaller with small amount of editor's retouching), each with a date stamp verso (SEP 27 1956 and OCT 12 1956), and pastedown newspaper clipping (from an American newspaper): 'Britain touched off her fourth series of atomic explosions today with a test at the new Maralinga proving ground that ripped out a crater half a mile wide.' (Sep 27); and 'Today at the Maralinga Proving Ground, Australia, a mushroom formed after a British plane test-dropped an "operational weapon". It was the third in Britain's present series of test blasts, and the first to be described as an actual weapon ready for use.' The British Government tested its first nuclear weapon in Australia at the Montebello Islands off Western Australia in 1952. These photographs show two atomic tests carried out at Maralinga, South Australia, four years later.

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        THE OLD STRIFE AT PLANT'S.... [with:] ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOYCE CARY FOR THE OLD STRIFE AT PLANT'S

      Oxford: At the New Bodleian, 1956. Two volumes. Boards, paper label, and stiff wrappers, paper label. Both volumes fine. First editions, each one of 100 numbered copies, signed by the author/artist. The first volume is also signed by Herbert Davis, the printer. This is the first appearance of a chapter from THE HORSE'S MOUTH which did not appear conjoined with the full text until the Rainbird/Joseph limited edition of 1957.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 25. I. 1956. - 4to. 1 page. To the graphologist Fritz Schweighofer, expressing his interest in graphology. - Slightly wrinkled, some traces of mounting,

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        Goethe's Werke: Original-Ausgabe. - [25 Bände].

      25 Bände (von 26). Es fehlt Band 1. - Die gestochenen Titel mit Vignetten nach Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld von Karl Rahl. - Hagen (1956), Ba. - Österreichische Originalausgabe der Werke Goethes als Nachdruck der 1815 bis 1819 bei Cotta erschienenen Ausgabe in 20 Bänden. Die textkritisch bedeutsame Ausgabe, ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Cotta und dem Wiener Verlag Kaulfuß und Armbruster, enthält auch Korrekturen, die bei der zugrundeliegenden Cotta'schen Ausgabe übersehen wurden. Hagen (1956, 38). - Drei Bände mit Tafeln (Band 13 mit einer Noten-Tafel. Band 21 mit einer Tafel arabischer Schriftzeichen. Band 23 mit dem 'Vergleichungs-Kreis der italienischen und teutschen Uhr'). - Die Bände stammen aus der Bibliothek von Hermann Schmedding (Königlich Preußischer Kammergerichts-Asscessor in Potsdam). Alle Bände tragen seinen Namenszug auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt ("Kg. Aßeßor Schmedding"). Hermann Schmedding war der Sohn des preußischen Verwaltungsbeamten und Hochschullehrers Johann Heinrich Schmedding (1774-1846). - Einbände deutlich berieben und bestoßen, die Rückenschildchen mit kleinen randlichen Fehlstellen. Vorsätze gering schattig, Vorsatzblätter mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Bände 3, 4, 14, 15: Rücken rissig. Sonst ordentliche Exemplare.

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        Double Star

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1956 - First edition. A Hugo Award winning novel. Very scarce. Housed in a cloth tray case with leather lettering piece on spine. Pictorial dustjacket with art by Mel Hunter in protective mylar. Book Condition: Fine: Tight spine, sharp edges. Lightly toned textblock. A very handsome copy. / DJ Condition: Near Fine: Bright, glossy dustjacket. In protective mylar. Top and bottom of dust jacket's spine has a small amount of wear, endpapers show a little light offsetting as usual. Corners of the flaps are clipped but the price is fully intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quiet American, The [wraparound band]

      London: William Heinemann, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine. First Impression, with scarce, unfaded Book Society wraparound band. 8vo: [8],247,[1]pp. Publisher's Prussian blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, patterned dust jacket priced 13s/6d. About Fine (spine end bumped, top edge dust-soiled; Fine (virtually pristine) jacket, vivid and bright. Wobbe 35a. Miller 35a. First published in Stockholm, translated from the manuscript as Den Stillsame Amerikanen, in 1955 by Norstedt. The Quiet American unfolds between September 1951 and February 1952, as Thomas Fowler, a middle-aged British war correspondent reporting from Saigon, recounts the events leading to the murder of Alden Pyle, a young American operative who aspires to rescue Vietnam from the "red menace" of Communism. In the introduction to the Collected Edition, Greene "discusses the direct reportage of this novel and how his determination to use what he had learned of the first-person narrative and time-shift technique in The End of the Affair was the deciding factor in the choice of the journalist, Fowler, as narrator." (Wobbe) Note: 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.

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        Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine.:

      Washington Freer Gallery of Art 1956 - Original cloth a little worn and scuffed. Contents very good. First edition, 4to, pp.xv, 194, 142 plates. The copy of the celebrated author and collector, Gerald Reitlinger, inscribed to him from John Pope. With, loosely inserted, seven typed letters signed by Pope discussing various aspects of ceramics.

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        Autographen-Konvolut: 3 Postkarten, 4 kleine handschriftlcihe Briefe, 1 handschriftlicher Notizzettel, 1 maschinengeschriebener Brief + 4 Beilagen.

      Die Postkarten und Briefe zwischen ca. 1956 - 1977. Die Briefe ( zusammen in einem Originalbriefumschlag Weyrauchs aus Worpswede ) sind teils mit Bleistift, teils mit Tinte geschrieben ( 2 Briefe doppelseitig, 2 kurze Briefe einseitig ). Die Briefe teils schwer leserlich. 3 Briefe auf Weyrauchs Briefpapier mit Adrersse *'Wolfgang Weyrauch, Worpswede*. 1 Brief *Liebe...sagen Sie bitte allen männlichen Arschlöchern, dass ich erst um 1/2 1 komme, Zahnarzt..und sagen Sie bitte allen weiblichen Arschlöchern, ich sei noch in Braunschweig. Ich wiege 147 Pfund. Mfg, Wey*. Die Postkarten aus Briol, aus Zürich sowie eine Kunstpostkarte. Der Notizzettel ebenfalls Hinweis auf Zahnprobleme, möglicherweise am 16.11.1956 datiert ( rote Maschinenschrift am Oberrand mit dieser Datierung ) und folgendem Text: * Ich gehe wegen Zähnen nach Hause ( 3 gezogen ). Bitte Buchhandlung Engel ( Herrn Elmenhorst ) anrufen: Es geht heute nicht. Frau Schmiedel, bitte, für heute Abend absagen.*. Weiterhin im Konvolut enthalten ein maschinengeschriebener Brief Weyrauchs mit monogrammierter Unterschrift vom 22.10. 1953 auf Briefpapier des Rowohlt Verlages *...Eigentlich gibts es hier nichts Neues, ausser dass Dr. Wolfradt am Montag wiederkommt, dass das Wetter rrübe ist, dass wir einen neuen Lektor haben, dass Sie noch nichts zur *Minute des Negers* geschrieben haben, dass dieselbe jetzt von 4 Sendern angenommen worden ist...dass die Tagung der Gruppe 47 in Bebenhausen bei Thüringen turbulent war.....Herzlichst Ihr alter W.W.*. Beileigend eine Korrespondenzkarte wohl von der Witwe Weyrauchs vom 7. XII. 1980 * Liebe....das ist ein trauriger Briefwechsel, den wir führen. Sie können sich denken, wie ich mich fühle: gar nicht oder wie ein gar nichts, auf jeden Fall bin ich bloss noch eine Hälfte, die andre fehlt...* Ferner beiliegend 2 maschinengeschriebene Briefe aus dem Jahre 1952 die sich u.a. auf Wolfgang Weyrauch beziehen sowie 1 handschriftliche Ausarbeitung über 2 Seiten zu dem Buchtitel *Kind und Jugendlicher in der Enwicklung* von Hildegard Hetzer, möglicherweise durch Wolfgang Weyrauch als Lektor. Des weiteren ein maschinengeschriebener, persönlicher Brief mit handschriftlicher Unterschrift von Willi Wolfradt bezüglich des Todes von Wolfgang Weyrauch vom 14.11.1980. Von insgesamt recht guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        This Is Tomorrow : August 9 - September 9, 1956

      London: The Whitechapel Art Gallery 1956. Edition limited to 1,300 copies. Unpaginated [128] pp. Original spiral-bound printed wraps with printed title to front cover. Covers slightly creased and edgeworn. Metal spirals slightly worn. Internally clean. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1956. B&w illustrations throughout including b&w photographs of all participating artists. Adverts at rear. An important exhibition in Fifties Britain between architects, painters and sculptors including early work by Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore and Erno Goldfinger. Binding firm. . Good. Spiral Binding. 1956. 8vo..

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        The City and the Stars

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An attractive copy of the 1956 stated first edition. VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket. Octavo, 310 pgs. Two very small and light tape ghosts to the front endpaper, tasteful former owner bookplate to front pastedown. Very light chipping along the dustjacket's spine crown as well. Still though, clean and bright and very striking.

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        Blunderer, The

      London: Cresset Press Ltd, 1956. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine. First Edition ("first published 1956" with no other printings noted). 8vo; 284pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, the spine stamped in gilt, in an illustrated dust jacket priced at 15/-. A just about Fine copy, lightly read if at all, the spine gilt slightly dulled and some minor rippling to the spine cloth (but no trace of moisture-apparently a production glitch); in a Fine jacket with no tears, chips or fading, just light rubbing to the tips of the still-vibrant spine panel. All in all, a superb copy of the author's scarce third book. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works (our specialty). Note: 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.

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        Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Republican National Convention.

      1956. Program for the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, August 20, 1956, signed on the front and back by numerous attendees, including a signature of President Eisenhower. Other signers include: Iowa Governor Leo Hoegh; Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr.; South Dakota Governor Joe Foss; California Senator Thomas Kuchel; New Jersey Senator Howard Alexander Smith; Delaware Senator John J. Williams; Ohio Senator George H. Bender; New Jersey Senator Clifford P. Case; and numerous others. In very good with light toning. A unique piece signed by President Eisenhower and many of those responsible for helping his reelection campaign. Double matted and framed with a photograph of the 1956 Republican Convention. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 25.5 inches. A unique piece.

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        THE BARBAROUS COAST

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Some light traces of black residue along the edges from and old style asphaltic dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing corners and a couple of light scratches to front panel. (15538). Octavo, boards. The first book to use the Ross Macdonald pseudonym, dropping the John (as John Ross Macdonald), to put some distance with John D. Macdonald. The novel is set around a corrupt movie studio, giving Macdonald a chance to skewer the Hollywood crowd. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.

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        Me.

      Probably Gallspach, 1956. - Large 4to. (4), 273, (1) ff. Typescript with numerous autogr. deletions, insertions, and revisions in pencil (autogr. insertions also typed and tipped in) and with insertion markings in red pencil. With punched holes, bound between cardboard covers. Original typescript of the autobiography of the English geographer and explorer Augustine ("August") Courtauld, published in 1957 as "Man the Ropes". Born into a wealthy Essex family of textile merchants, Courtauld spent typically unhappy school days at Charterhouse (a 1918 anecdote, describing an excessive beating for the waste of bread, precisely mirrors a contemporaneous scene at Gresham's School described by the slightly younger Stephen Spender in his memoirs), his years at Trinity, Cambridge, and especially his expeditions to ice and sand deserts, his voyages, his war service in the Coastal Forces, and his last years as an Essex politician. - Courtauld was dedicated to exploring the world's uncharted deserts, and as early as 1926 had visited Greenland with the great Scottish explorer James Wordie. In 1927/28, he explored the Southern Sahara with the later Lord Rennell, only barely surviving an attack of dysentery. Most famously, Courtauld spent five winter months as solitary keeper of the weather station his expedition had set up on the Greenland ice cap, 110 miles north of Ammassalik, at minus 64 degrees. The "British Arctic Air Route Expedition" of 1930/31, led by Gino Watkins with the plan of finding a short air route to Western Canada, had received material support from Courtauld, whose family helped finance the undertaking. In 1935, Courtauld returned to Greenland, where he was the first to climb Mt. Hvitserk (Gunnbjørns Fjeld), the highest mountain in the arctic at almost 3,700 meters. Courtauld was considered a brilliant navigator, and his numerous cruises took him everywhere from Mallorca to Trondheim (he once took along Evelyn Waugh to Northern France, but Waugh soon defected due to continuing bad weather). With the coming war, Courtauld explored the Northern coast of Norway for the British naval intelligence; against the resistance of the admiralty, he formed the "Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve" and supported the British commando units in Norway. After the war, he attempted a transatlantic voyage to America with his yawl, but was prevented by bad weather. Still, the winter of 1947 was spent in Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa, where his son could recuperate in the Caribbean waters after a severe bout of Polio. In his 49th year, Courtauld himself developed Multiple Sclerosis. At the Zeileis sanitarium in Gallspach near Grieskirchen (Upper Austria), where he spent his last years in treatment, he penned the present memoirs, which he lived to see published. A comparison with the printed text shows that the typescript underwent further editing - probably by the publishers, Hodder and Stoughton. The author's notorious understatement would seem even more pronounced in the ms., confirming the appraisal of his travel companion, Francis Rodd (Lord Rennell): "He was no linguist, but made himself understood." Courtauld died on 3 March 1959 and was buried at sea. Dorothy Middleton recognized the versatile Courtauld as an explorer "who could have been more famous if he had been less modest and (perhaps) less of an individualist" (The Geogr. Journal 146/3 [1980], S. 446). More than two decades after his death, Nicholas Wollaston published the biography, "The Man on the Ice Cap". In the fall of 1959, Courtauld's widow Mollie married Richard Austen ("Rab") Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-82, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary; widower of Courtauld's cousin, Sydney Courtauld Butler) and celebrated her 100th birthday in 2007. - Occasional slight browning; edges somewhat wrinkled. Altogether well-preserved, complete typescript of the autobiography, probably the final draft as revised by the author himself. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Complete Set: Zoo Quest To Guiana, Zoo Quest For A Dragon, Zoo Quest in Paraguay, Quest in Paradise, Zoo Quest To Madagascar, Quest Under Capricorn : All Signed By David Attenborough

      A complete 6 volume set of the First UK Printings published by the Lutterworth Press (London) from 1956 until 1963. The sequence comprises 'Zoo Quest to Guiana' (1956), 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon' (1957), 'Zoo Quest to Paraguay' (1959), 'Quest in Paradise' (1960), 'Zoo Quest to Madagascar' (1961) and 'Quest under Capricorn' (1963). The BOOKS are in near Fine condition. The third title has some spotting to the text block which has encroached slightly onto the page edges. There is also some slight spotting to the text block of the last title. All books are free from inscriptions. A couple of titles have small neat bookseller stickers to the lower pastedowns. The fifth title has a little light marking to the lower front board. The binding is tight in all copies and the set is profusely illustrated with B/W photographs throughout. The WRAPPERS are in Very Good++ or better condition. All are protected in removable brodart archival covers. Some are price-clipped and have some mild edge wear at the spine ends and edges. The 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon' has a little tape reinforcement to the verso and a little laminate loss to the upper rear cover. A couple of wrappers have a small previous owner's identification sticker to the verso which does not show through to the front. 'Quest In Paradise ' has the usual fading to the spine. Please see supplied images of the wrappers. All six titles have been simply Signed without dedication by David Attenborough to the title page. 'Zoo Quest' was a series of multi-part nature documentaries broadcast on the BBC Television Service between 1954 and 1963. It was the first major programme to feature David Attenborough. In each series, Attenborough travelled with staff from London Zoo to a tropical country to capture an animal for the zoo's collection (the accepted practice at the time). Although the programme was structured around the quest for the animal, it also featured film of other wildlife in the area and of the local people and their customs. Attenborough introduced each programme from the studio and then narrated the film his team had shot on location. At the end of each series, the animals the team had captured were introduced in the studio, where experts from the zoo discussed them. The series was the most popular wildlife programme of its time in Britain, and established Attenborough's career as a nature documentary presenter. A very scarce and collectible set of what were a cheap production series of titles. Further details and images can be provided. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. Bookplates to front pastedowns. A little foxing to edges of text blocks; an excellent set in the jackets, with spines just a little toned. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage 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", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." 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 American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        Waiting for Godot

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

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        IL TRENO DEGLI APPENNINI

      EINAUDI, 1956. ITALIANO 0,22 N. 44 della collana diretta da E.Vittorini, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, scolorita al dorso, con usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima USATO

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        LUCIEN LEUWEN

      EINAUDI, 1956. ITALIANO 0,73 A cura di Paolo Serini, n. XLIX della collana, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con lievissima fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, pagine indice libera dalla legatura, brossura editoriale morbida, color avio con titoli bianchi e neri al piatto ed al dorso e con struzzo editoriale, dorso ingiallito e con piccolo strappo alla cima USATO

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        QUADERNO DEI TRENT'ANNI

      MONDADORI, 1956. ITALIANO 0,13 Brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, con piccola illustrazione a colori, ingiallita ai bordi e con usura alle estremità del dorso, lieve ingiallimento delle pagine che comunque rimangono in buonissimo stato di conservazione USATO

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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956. First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Boldly signed by John F. Kennedy on the front free endpaper in a contemporary signature. A touch of rubbing, near fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional example, most rare in this condition and signed. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality."

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