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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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        The Montgomery Story. Address by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, Montgomery, Alabama,

      NAACP Annual Convention, San Francisco 1956 - First edition. Five folio leaves mimeographed in blue ink on rectos only, and stapled in upper left-hand corner. Slight age-toning at extremities, else very near fine. A very rare copy of this extremely important address, almost certainly distributed at the event or very shortly thereafter, probably as a press release and the first printed version of this important speech, a watershed moment in the African-American struggle for Civil Rights and King's first success with nonviolent protest. *OCLC* locates only two copies of this speech (University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan). Rare and significant. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

      Shinchosha 1956 - True First Edition, First Printing. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1956. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine+ dust jacket with the original obi band. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Tanning to endpapers from jacket flaps, else Fine. Jacket shows just a hint of rubbing. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Corfu Trilogy - All three first printings

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis and 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 very good book with one small name and short address to the ffep. Some light spotting to the top edge. In a very good, chipped in places dust wrapper which is not price clipped. Rare. 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives': A fine book in a near fine unclipped wrapper. 'The Garden of the Gods': A very good+ book, in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light rubbing and nicking to the edges. A nice set of the three books which make up Durrell's 'Corfu Trilogy', the basis for the (now) popular ITV drama.

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        The Ginger Man - SIGNED by the Author

      Neville Spearman, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Neville Spearman in 1956. A very good book SIGNED by J P Donleavy and dated March 6th 1957 to the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a split to the spine and rear panel. Some light loss to the spine tips and some wear to the corners.

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        MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. SIGNED BY DOUGLAS MACARTHUR on the front free endpaper AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, MAJOR GENERAL COURTNEY WHITNEY, just below MacArthur's signature. A very solid copy to boot of this 1956 early (but not 1st) edition. Tight and VG+ (minor bumping to the front tips) in a crisp, price-intact ("$6.75"), VG+ dustjacket, with very light chipping --and just a touch of creasing-- along the panel edges and the flap-folds. Thick octavo, 547 pgs. plus index. Major General Whitney, an "Army commander during World War II who later served under MacArthur as a senior official during the occupation of Japan", here "reproduces in full or in substantial part many hitherto unpublished communications to and from Washington, especially to and from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Pentagon, so that the reader may judge for himself the orders MacArthur received and how he carried them out"

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        Quiet Days in Clichy. Photographs by Brassaï [Gyula Halász].

      Paris; The Olympia Press, 1956. First edition, stated on titlepage. 17,5x11 cm. 171, (1) pp. + 29 photographic plates (2 double spread). Original stiff wrappers, designed by T. [Shinkichi] Tajiri. Spine has a few light vertical creases and is a little worn along the joints. There is a small dampstain on front wrapper, and a few insignificant specks on the fore-edge. Pp. 169/170 has a small speck in outer margin, contents are otherwise bright and clean. A fine copy. Shifreen & Jackson A100a.

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        Flight from the Enchanter, The

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A superb First Impression of Murdoch's second novel, following Under the Net. 8vo: 316,[2]pp. Publisher's cinnamon-colored paper (grained to simulate cloth over boards), spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Edward Bawden. Fine, square, tight binding, pages crisp and fresh, in a Fine, bright, completely unfaded example of the magnificent jacket. Fletcher & Bove A0186. Murdoch denied putting friends into her novels, but the model for the enchanter Mischa Fox was the Bulgarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning writer Elias Canetti, Murdoch's lover from January 1953 until late 1955. According to Murdoch's biographer, Peter Conradi, Canetti, the "god-monster of Hampstead . . . represented the artist-as-manipulative-and-sadistic-mythomaniac" in her imagination. He was a cruel and controlling lover who dominated a coterie of enthralled "disciples" and mistresses, a role he reenacts in several of Murdoch's early novels, particularly Flight from the Enchanter, which she dedicated to him. 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.

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        Flight From The Enchanter

      Chatto and Windus, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1956. A very good+ (or better) book with some spotting to the page edges and prelims. Some shadowing to the spine. Previous owner's bookplate. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with just a little wear to the head of the spine. Author's second novel.

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        Kulturhistoriskt lexikon för Nordisk medeltid från vikingatid till reformationstid. Svensk red. John Granlund. Rikt illustrerad. 1-22.

      - Malmö, Allhems förlag, 1956-78. 8:o. Förlagets svarta hfrbd med övre guldsnitt och med skyddsomslag. 22 volymer. Ur Alf Henriksons bibliotek, med hans exlibris. Fint exemplar av första upplagan.

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        Quiet Days In Clichy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle, 1956. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine-. First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), printed from the negatives on glossy photographic stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). 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, printed paper spine label. Just about Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which is becoming less common in collectible condition. Provenance: decorative period book plate to first blank. A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, that contains 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, he was, as usual, flat-broke. A quick moneymaking opportunity arose when a man named Barnet Runer arranged for Miller to write pornography at a dollar a page 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 them to be “too poetic," and the manuscripts for both stories went missing—“lost for over ten years,” Miller wrote in 1956—then "turned up miraculously—where I won’t say now"—after which Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year, for publication a few months later. 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. "In 1933 Miller wrote to a friend of his intention 'to make a niche for him (Brassai) in this present book.' The illustrations Miller obtained from Brassai never went into "Tropic Cancer'," but were used instead in "Quiet Days in Clichy" twenty-three years later, "because one of the principal themes of my book is the street'" and "to show, rather than hide, the erotic aspects of the city." (Blinder, A Self-Made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller, p. 71). 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.

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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions

      Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London 1956 - T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang, Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions. In Physical Review 104 (1956), pp. 254-258. Announcement of the theory of broken symmetry as a way of explaining meson decay. Volume 104 (Nov-Dec. offered, 856 pp.) Original publisher's black cloth with gilt on spine. X-libris but free of markings and stamps. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Earth vs. The Flying Saucers.

      Printed by 'La Palette', Brussells. [1956]. A scarce original Belgian mid-size / window card style poster for the 1956 sci-fi movie 'L'Invasion Des Soucoupes Volantes' from Columbia Pictures, directed by Fred F. Sears, and with groundbreaking flying saucer effects created by Ray Harryhausen. Folded once (almost always issued folded!), condition A. 14x 22 inches approx, now with loose-backed board stiffener. One of the best of the alien invasion films of the 50s, and a box office hit. This was Oscar-winning animator Rah Harryhausen's second film in partnership with producer Charles H. Schneer, following 'It Came from Beneath the Sea' (1955). His other major films include Mighty Joe Young (1949), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years B.C. (1966), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) and Clash of the Titans (1981). Note on Format; Belgian posters come in three primary sizes, with the 14x22 being the mid-size style. Similar to a US window card, but printed on thinner paper (and therefore fragile). A popular format with collectors.

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        ISLANDS OF SPACE

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1956. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket with some dust soiling to rear panel. A bright attractive copy of a scarce book. (8695). Octavo, cloth. One of 50 copies signed on special inserted limitation page by the author (the author is claimed to have signed only 50 of the limitation sheets even thought sheet calls for 500 signed copies). An Arcot, Wade and Morley space adventure. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 12.

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        HOWL: And Other Poems

      San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 12mo. Original single-stapled wraps with hand-pasted wrap-around band label (present only in this printing and the second). Very good with moderate toning to label, as usual. Crease across top corner of front wrap. Several small stains and a scuff to rear label. Tiny touch of foxing at fore-edge. Else clean and sound throughout. The first printing, an impression of 1000 copies, of the original edition of Ginsberg's landmark poem, number four in the Pocket Poets Series. Though publisher Ferlinghetti made efforts to censor the work prior to publication (replacing the more offensive words with ellipses) Howl still managed to run afoul with US Customs officials, who seized more than 500 copies of the second printing for obscenity, leading to one of the most important censorship trials of the 20th century. [Morgan A3.a1.1]. [Cook p. 21].

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        Derriere le Miroir 87-88-89 June, July, August 1956

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1956. Includes 5 color lithographs by Miro, including the covers. Believed to be missing is the "Zephyr Bird" print. Covers show wear to the spine, and one of the pages of photos has some edgewear. Overall plates are about Very Good.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good-.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Circa 1956. Various printings of early editions, and a first American edition. Hardcover. 423; 352; 416pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spines and front covers. Very good. The extremities are subtly bumped, rubbed and browned. The spines are a little rolled. The edges of the text block are very lightly foxed. There are long thin glue stains or patches of adhered paper on the rear pastedowns along the hinges. The pages are yellowed. There is a small gouge and moisture stain on the front cover of volume 1. The text block of The Return of the King is just starting to crack at p. 241. *The crucial map is not present in this volume. The dust jackets of volumes 1 and 2 are in good condition, while the jacket of volume 2 is in poor condition. The jackets have rubbing, age-toning and creasing. They are also lightly stained. There are numerous small losses from the edges of the dust jackets of volumes 1 and 3. The largest loss is from the paper at head of the spine of volume 1, and measures 2 inches wide by 1 inch at its deepest point. There are many closed tears along the edges and folds as well. The longest closed tear measures 3 inches long. The jacket of volume 1 is subtly damp stained, and the jacket of volume 3 has very minor moisture staining. The dust jacket of volume 2 is tattered and torn. The jacket has been torn completely apart in two places. One of these tears has been covered with tape. There are a few other tape repairs as well. The majority of the fore edge of the rear panel is absent. The Return of the King is a first edition, with the date, 1956, on the title page. Number 4 present at the foot of p. 49. $5.00 price on jacket. *The Fellowship of the Ring is an early book club edition (no price on the dust jacket flap). John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a scholar of the English language, focusing on Old and Middle English. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the huge success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings when they were published in paperback in the United States led directly to a renewed interest in the genre. Tolkien's work is as popular and vital today as when it first appeared.

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