The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1956

        More Collected Verse of Robert Service (association signed copy)

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1956. Later edition. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. ASSOCIATION COPY LINKING TWO GREAT CANADIAN AUTHORS. 5-1/2 x 8 inches. (12), 192pp. Red plum cloth in dust jacket. Tiny mark on the spine, the jacket re-backed and slightly chipped at the top and bottom of the spine panel. Good condition overall. Inscribed by Service on the front free endpaper: "To Pierre Berton - | Hoping we will | have another | happy visit from | him - | His sincere friend | Robert Service | Monte Carlo. 1958". In May 1958, Pierre Berton interviewed Robert W. Service at his home in Monaco, Villa Aurora, for the popular documentary series on the CBC called Close-up. Service died on 11 September 1958. A companion volume to Service's Collected Poems containing Songs of a Sun-Lover, Rhymes of a Roughneck, Lyrics of a Low Brow, Rhymes of a Rebel, and Songs for My Supper.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
 1.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedowns. Ownership signature to front pastedowns or endpapers. An excellent set in the bright, price-clipped jackets, with just a little rubbing to extremities, vol. I with small chip to head of front panel. 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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1956. First British edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For Dr. Murray with all good wishes Samuel Beckett Paris July 1981." From the library of Irish book collector Dr. Philip Murray, author of The Adventures of a Book Collector. Some offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the spine. Translated by Beckett from the original French. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Beckett. One of the most influential plays of the post-war period" and a central document of the Absurdist school, Waiting for Godot earned Beckett worldwide acclaim (Drabble, 1038). "Beckett's work invented an entirely new theatrical language, palpable and comprehensible images of the absurd, and unforgettable metaphors of the human condition" (Hollier, 1010). "One of the true masterpieces of the century" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
 3.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Atomová Energie.

      Overview Details & Condition Third edition, revised. A very nice example of this rare Soviet Czechoslovakian text for workers in the nuclear industry, Atomic Energy: Fundamentals for the Use of Technicians. It was probably produced in anticipation of the country's first nuclear power plant, a Sovet-funded KS 150 reactor at Jaslovské Bohunice in western Slovakia, which would run on unenriched uranium mined locally. Agreed in 1956, construction unexpectedly took 16 years and the plant was activated in 1972 but decommissioned in 1979 after an accident. The guide begins with chapters on the atom, the discovery of atomic energy, and the history of nuclear reactors, followed by sections titled "From Heavy Water to the Reactor of Tomorrow" and "Atomic Reactors Serve Peace". The chapters that follow describe different types of reactor (graphite, "uranium and heavy water", "common water", and "fast" reactors) and safety precautions.The text is heavily illustrated with evocative diagrams and photos that are loosely inserted and numbered to correspond to the printed descriptions. They include images of reactor employees at work as well as buildings, technology (including one shot of the interior of a reactor core), and equipment such as radiation-proof suits and Geiger counters. Many of the diagrams show cut-away views of reactors, as well as energy and work flows. One of the most interesting illustrations is an elaborate montage depicting what the Brussels Atomium (then under construction) might look like when it was completed. Also included is "The first photograph of atoms", an image of rhenium atoms taken by Dr. Erwin Müller of Pennsylvania State, who was the first scientist to directly observe individual atoms, using the field ion microscope he invented. Much of the text is in two languages, Czech and a very similar one that is probably Slovak. The content is simple and straightforward, so this book was probably designed for low-level workers as a basic introduction combined with Soviet propaganda promoting this futuristic energy source. WorldCat locates no institutional copies of this particular book, though it lists other texts on nuclear energy by Jan Tůma, including one for schools. A fantastic and uncommon relic of the atomic age. ...áklady technikého využiti. Třeti Přepracované Vydání. Obrazová Galerie Názorných Pomůcek ve Fotografii. Sbírka: Lidová Univ-rsita v Obrazech. Soubor č 39. Prague: Výtvar - Obrazová Služba Názorných Pomůcek, [1957]. Perfect bound. 83 leaves of mimeographed typescript. Stiff card wrappers printed in black, blue cotton string ties. Complete with 25 photographs and 22 diagrams (of which 3 are folding), all loosely inserted adjacent to their accompanying text. Some spots and marks to the wrappers, mimeographed leaves faintly toned but the other contents in fresh condition. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956. First edition, early printing of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Philip Sang with best wishes John Kennedy Dec. 3, 1957." This book was signed by then Senator John F. Kennedy at the National Conference of Christians and Jews Dinner in Chicago, Illinois on December 3, 1957, where Kennedy was the keynote speaker. The recipient, Philip Sang was a noted manuscript and Americana collector. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. 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."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        HARD MEN

      Ballantine Books 1956 - Two tiny white marks along bottom rear board; cheap pulp pages browned but no brittleness or flaking; otherwise a bright, tight, clean, square copy. Bright DJ has tiny scuff mark on front panel; spine lightly dust soiled; red lettering on spine lightly faded. Ballantine hardback H-149. An exceptional copy of one of the scarcest title in the series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ODA A LA TIPOGRAFÍA por.

      Nascimento,, Santiago de Chile 1956 - 18.6x26.5. 51pp. 2h. Muy buen ejemplar, conservando su envoltorio original de papel glassene. Tirada de 1000 ejemplares numerados en papel Alfa Loeber. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
 7.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        \"Ohne Titel. Abstrakte Komposition. Acryl auf Leinwand. Verso signiert und nummeriert: \"\"Dorothy Napangardi Robinson 484\"\" sowie mit verblasstem Stempel. Bildmaß: 120 x 98,5 cm. Gerahmt (129,5 x 107,5 cm).\"

       \"Dorothy Robinson Napangardi (1956-2013). Abstrakte Komposition. Acryl auf Leinwand. Verso signiert und nummeriert: \"\"Dorothy Napangardi Robinson 484\"\" sowie mit verblasstem Stempel. Bildmaß: 120 x 98,5 cm. Gerahmt (129,5 x 107,5 cm). Zustand: Von sehr guter Erhaltung. Zeitgenössische indigene Australische Künstlerin. 1987 begann die Künstlerin in Alice Springs zu malen. Anfänglich Beschäftigung mit der Darstellung der Busch Pflaume (Mukati) und \"\"women`s dreamings\"\". Stilbildend waren Reisen zurück zu ihrem traditionellen Land Mina Mina Anfang 1990. Sie erhielt väterlicherseits die Autorität das Land rund um Mina Mina darzustellen. In diesen Arbeiten findet meist eine Beschränkung auf die Farben Schwarz und Weiß statt, die Künstlerin lässt den Linien ihren freien Fluss und beeindruckt mit zunächst abstrakt erscheinenden Werken, die aus einem Netzwerk von Linien bestehen. Zahlreiche Preise, unter anderem Preis für das beste Gemälde in European Media, 8. National Aboriginal Kunstpreis, Northern Territory Award, 18. National Aboriginal und Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Werke in den wichtigsten privaten aber auch staatlichen Sammlungen weltweit, unter anderem in Japan, USA, Deutschland und Frankreich.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
 8.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Walt Kelly Pogo Strips Original Drawings.

      Original pen and ink and Wash Drawings by Walt Kelly. Four panel Pogo Strips from 1956. Each approximately 16.5 inches by 5 inches. Slightly toned, together in one matte. Each is signed on the image, each also inscribed below the image at right and one of these also signed by Walt Kelly. Matted and framed. The complete piece measures 19.5 inches by 24.5 inches. Pogo is the title and central character of a long-running daily American comic strip, created by cartoonist Walt Kelly (1913-1973) and distributed by the Post-Hall Syndicate. Set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States, the strip often engaged in social and political satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters. Pogo combined both sophisticated wit and slapstick physical comedy in a heady mix of allegory, Irish poetry, literary whimsy, puns and wordplay, lushly detailed artwork and broad burlesque humor. The same series of strips can be enjoyed on different levels by both young children and savvy adults. The strip earned Kelly a Reuben Award in 1951.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Sidgwick and Jackson in 1956. A very good+ book with some uniform browning to the page edges - without inscriptions and no fading to the spine. In a very good (deeply) clipped wrapper with just some light loss to the head of the spine and some wear to corners. A very presentable copy indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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..

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
 11.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        The Voyage of the Pequod from the Book Moby Dick

      Cleveland: Harris-Seybold Co., 1956. Color lithograph 24 x 17 1/2 inches. Being a Melville geek, I've kept my eye out for interesting Moby Dickianna, and I've had pretty good luck finding offbeat items, like the copy of Moby in Hebrew that turned up last year. But this item takes the cake. It is a sort of map or schematic diagram of the book, beginning with the Pequod setting out from New Bedford, and ending with her sinking after the three-day battle with the white whale, with important events along the way, flowing in a Gulf Streamish current from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the calm green of New Bedford to the blood red of the Pequod's last days. Other incidents and characters are featured in insets scattered around the panel, with an Ahab scene at the top and a whaling scene at the bottom of the panel. A credit line at the bottom left says, "Portrait Map by Everett Henry," and a splendid job he did! It was published in 1956, almost certainly to ride the wave of the john Huston, Gregory Peck movie of Moby that was released the same year. In very good condition, mounted on thin plywood.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & D'estampes Together with Supplément

      Amsterdam and The Hague: Vereenigde Drukkerijen, 1956. Two quarto volumes. xi, 598pp.; xi, 463pp. First editions. Both volumes abundantly illustrated with merchant, printer, collectors' stamps and insignia. Volume II is a supplement issued thirty-five years after volume I. Both are bound in olive green cloth gilt lettered on the covers and spines. Volume I with a plain paper dustwrapper. Crease to fore-corner of volume I binding, wrapper a bit edgeworn and foxed, and with a small portion missing at spine foot. Overall, a near fine set of this important reference resource.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THIRTEEN POEMS BY WILFRED OWEN: With Drawings by Ben Shahn Printed at the Gehenna Press in Northampton, Mass, 1956

      Gehenna Press, 1956. Ltd. Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Illustrated by Ben Shahn with a portrait of Owens, wood engraved by Leonard Baskin from a drawing by Shahn. Rubricated text throughout. Slim 4to, brown calf-backed green boards. Northampton, Massachusetts: Gehenna Press, 1956. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good slipcase. Number 104 of 400 copies. Record # 409437

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
 14.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Production Budget for the making of "Man of a Thousand Faces" with James Cagney (as Lon Chaney), Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer and Jim Bacus, directed by Joseph Pevney and produced by Robert Arthur

      [Los Angeles]: University International, 1956. 1 vols. Folio. Original green production folder. Some light wear. 1 vols. Folio. The Life of Lon Chaney. A fascinating account of the detailed costs involved in making this black and white production of Lon Chaney's life compiled November 15, 1956 by Robert Daley, of the Production Budget Department, with the inserted "Picture Cost Report" providing an update as of 7 December 1956. The starting date was 7 November 1956 with estimated finishing date of 28 December 1956.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Situation de la psychanalyse et formation du psychanalyste en 1956 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: P.U.F., 1956. Fine. P.U.F., Paris 1956, 15,5x24cm, agrafé. - First edition, printed in a small number of copies, of this offprint of "Etudes philosophiques". Autograph inscription signed and dated by Jacques Lacan to the philosopher (Louis) Marin. Covers lightly and marginally sunned, small stain to foot of upper cover. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre de ce tiré à part des Etudes philosophiques. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jacques Lacan au philosophe (Louis) Marin. Plats légèrement et marginalement insolés, une petite tache en pied du premier plat.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        L'automne à Pékin. Paris. Les Editions de Minuit. (Mai 1956).

      Editions de Minuit Paris 1956 - In-12, 317 pages, (1 feuillet) pour l'achevé d'imprimer. Broché. Couvertures illustrées d'un dessin de Mose. Parfait exemplaire de la seconde édition, en grande partie édition originale. Il n'existe pas de grand papier. Envoi de l'auteur à Marcel Lamy. Marcel Lamy, alors directeur du Grand Théâtre de Nancy, produisit, mit en scène et dirigea la "première mondiale" de l'opéra de Boris Vian "Le Chevalier de Neige",sur une musique de G. Delerue, le 31 janvier1957. Malgré un succès triomphal, Marcel Lamy dut quitter son poste ; il partit pendant deux ans exercer son art à l'étranger. André Malraux le fit revenir en France en 1959, en lui confiant la direction de l'Opéra Comique. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Veyssière Sigma]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Les racines du ciel EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1956. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1956, 14x21cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of the 80 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper, only large paper after 15 Holland paper. open box Binding evoking the bushy landscape of the savannah, back smooth, flat ornate box tan strips recalling African sculpture, guards and contreplats gray suede, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, full gray buffalo case, inside gray suede, spectacular africanisante binding signed Florent Rousseau. Beautiful copy remarkably established binding decorated by one of the masters of contemporary French binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 15 Hollande. Reliure en plein box évoquant les paysages broussailleux de la savane, dos lisse, plats ornementés de lamelles de box havane rappelant la statuaire africaine, gardes et contreplats de daim gris, couvertures et dos conservés, étui en plein buffle gris, intérieur de daim gris, spectaculaire reliure africanisante signée de Florent Rousseau. Bel exemplaire remarquablement établi en reliure à décor par un des maîtres de la reliure française contemporaine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 18.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

      Constable, 1956. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; blue cloth boards lightly bumped; spine cover discoloured with splitting and wear at ends; front hinge cracked; pages tanned but text is perfectly readbale; binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Malayan Trilogy [Consisting of] Time For A Tiger/The Enemy in the Blanket & Beds in the East

      Heinemann, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. First Editions, first printings of Burgess' first three novels, written when was serving in Malaya as a teacher and education officer with the British Colonial Service. Consisting: 'Time For A Tiger' (first printing 1956): a near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light stains to the rear panel. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips. 'The Enemy in the Blanket' (first printing 1958): a very good book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the page edges leaching a little onto the pages. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some spotting to the hinges and to the rear panel. 'Beds in the East' (first printing 1959): a very good book with some light sunning to the spine tips in a very good unclipped wrapper with some small chipping to the spine tips. A nice set of Burgess' famous trilogy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Junge Frau ] - Halbakt. Öl auf Karton.

      1956 - 57 x 47 cm, 36 x 27 cm, gerahmt, Rechts unten signiert und datiert. - Aus dem Besitz der Tochter deren Mutter dort abgebildet ist.- Fritz Krebs (1914-1995) Maler und Grafiker und Freimaurer. Lehre als Textilzeichner. Landschaften. Wandgemälde, Keramikmosaik, Glasmalerei. Briefmarkenentwürfe. 2500 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - nach 1945 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 21.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        AUTOBIOGRAFIA SCIENTIFICA E ULTIMI SAGGI

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1956 - BIBLIOTECA DI CULTURA SCIENTIFICA ITALIANO Traduzione di Augusto Gamba, volume intonso, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, brossura editoriale con lievissimi segni del tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
 22.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        THE CITY AND THE STARS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16973). Octavo, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free end paper. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel "...is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      London: Michael Joseph, [1956]. First edition. A near fine copy, edges a bit dusty, in an about near fine dust jacket, with some light rubbing to front flap fold, edges, tiny closed tear to lower front panel, rear panel shows some dust soiling. (11455). Octavo, boards. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Filmed in 1970 as No Blade of Grass (which is the title of the U.S. publication of this book). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-240. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE CITY AND THE STARS

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1956], New York - Octavo, boards. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel ".is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22. Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. (15488) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      London: Michael Joseph, [1956].. Octavo, boards. First edition. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Filmed in 1970 as "No Blade of Grass," which is the title of the U.S. edition of this book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-240. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to corners some age-darkening to white lettering on spine panel, small closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel, and clipped price. (#127313)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE CITY AND THE STARS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. First edition. Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. (15488). Octavo, boards. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel "...is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ben-Gurion on Defending Israel: "In the name of life and peace - we will defend our State"

      1956 - Typed Letter Signed in Hebrew, as Prime Minister of Israel, to Shlomo Lavi, April 20, 1956. 6 x 8 in. 1 p. TranslationJerusalem, 1 Iyar 5716 April 20, 1956 Shlomo Lavi,Kibbutz Ein-Harod.Greetings, We must view with open eyes - the danger of war, even if our life is primarily tied to peace. We shall not hesitate to destroy communities and to waste [expend?] enormous resources if the defenses of the State and its citizens will so require. Who like you knows that war destroys - the most precious of all life - humankind. We therefore will not spare anything, not because we look to the vision of peace, but to the contrary, because we are faithful to it unto death. In the name of life and peace - we will defend our State, and I believe that in the end we shall be victorious.Yours in friendship, David ben-Gurion Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. Cc: / Moshe Sharett / Foreign Minister.Historical BackgroundDavid Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel for most of the first quarter-century of its existence, writes to Shlomo Lavi, a leader in his own right, about his commitment to maintain the Jewish state. Both men were born in Russian Poland and together with another friend formed a youth club called Ezra that promoted Hebrew studies. Both immigrated to Palestine. Ben-Gurion became the leader of the Jewish Agency, and Lavi became a labor leader. In 1921, Lavi helped establish the first, Kibbutz Ein Harod, where he lived for the rest of his life.Deemed by Time magazine to be one of the hundred most important people of the twentieth century, Ben-Gurion devoted his life to the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. His letter to Shlomo Lavi speaks to the essence of his beliefs, the dangers and destruction of war, through the eyes of one defending his home at any cost: "We therefore will not spare anything.we are faithful to it unto death." During Ben-Gurion's tenure as prime minister, more than one million Jews from all over the world relocated to Israel.David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was born in the Kingdom of Poland, then part of the Russian Empire, as David Grün, and he studied at the University of Warsaw. In 1906, he immigrated to Palestine, which was part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1912, he moved to Constantinople to study law and adopted the Hebrew name Ben-Gurion. He supported the Ottoman Empire in World War I, but was deported to Egypt and traveled to the United States, where he remained for three years. After the Balfour Declaration of 1917, he joined the Jewish Legion of the British Army. He returned to Palestine after the war and became a leader of the Zionist movement. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, Ben-Gurion was effectively the leader of the Jewish population before there was a nation. He accepted the 1947 partition plan as a compromise that would establish a Jewish state, and declared the independence of the state of Israel in May 1948. After leading Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Ben-Gurion won election as Prime Minister of Israel in 1948 as head of the Labour party in the Knesset. Except for nearly two years in the mid-1950s, Ben-Gurion served as Israeli Prime Minster until 1963.Shlomo Lavi (1882-1963) was born in the Kingdom of Poland, then part of the Russian Empire, as Shlomo Levkovich. He received a religious education and early worked with David Grün (later Ben-Gurion) as part of the Ezra youth movement that taught Hebrew to poor and orphaned children. Lavi immigrated to Palestine in 1905, then controlled by the Ottoman Empire. He was a founder and dedicated member of the Zionist Labour movement. He originated the idea of the kibbutz communal settlement to accommodate Jewish immigrants from the former Russian Empire in the wake of World War I. Both of his sons and his brother were killed during Israel's War of Independence in 1948. He served in the first and second knessets from 1949 to 1955.ConditionTwo punch holes located to right margin, expected folds, light toning, else near fine.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Set of James Bond First UK Editions 1956-66 - Including a SIGNED copy of Goldfinger

      Cape, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. A set of first edition, first printings published by Cape from 1956 -1966. Comprising: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the prelims. Titles a little faded to spine. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the bottom of the spine which is evident internally. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips and corners. A little light soiling to the rear panel. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1957. A near fine book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has had some light repairs internally to the spine and to the corners. Rubbing to the edges and correctly priced at 13s 6d. DR NO: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1958. Book is the first issue rare variant WITHOUT the dancing lady silhouette of Honey Ryder. In very good+ condition, some spotting to the top edge and one name to the ffep. Slight rise to the binding (printer's errata) to pages 87-90). In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped - some very light wear and creasing with a touch of loss to the spine ends - a lovely copy in wrapper. GOLDFINGER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1959. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions with some spotting to the page edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper. Spotting to the edges of the wrapper, browning to the spine. Wear and tear to the spine tips and corners. SIGNED BY FOUR OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS FROM THE 1964 FILM, including SHIRLEY EATON. A very presentable and a very rare book with the signatures. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1960. A very good book with a stain to the page edge and one name and date to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper, lightly faded to an orange. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. THUNDERBALL: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions, in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and a repaired closed tear to the spine. Some light creasing to the rear panel. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1962. A very good+ book with one small name to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped (showing 15s). Some small stains to the rear panel. Wear and light chipping to the spine tips. ON HER MAJESTY"S SECRET SERVICE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1963. A very good book without inscriptions with some foxing to the top edge. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: A first edition, first printing, published by Cape in 1964. A very good+ book without inscriptions (March 1964), in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the edges and a small stain to the rear panel. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1965. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the front fold. Some rubbing to the edges. OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1966. A fine book in a very good clipped wrapper with a repaired closed tear to the rear panel and a smaller closed tear therein. A very good set of ALL the first edition, first printings. None are ex-library. None are book club editions. All have their original dust wrappers. A really good chance to acquire a very good set of all the James Bond first editions, with the exception of the first three volumes.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Haggadah shel Pesach Farn Drittn Seder Haggadah shel Pesach zum Dritten Seder fun Histadrut Campaign. [hagadah hagada Pessach pesah pesakh ] Third Seder

      National Committee for Labor Israel 1956 - Music under the direction of N. L Saslowski. Scenery and direction by Zvi Skoler. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Victory Over K2 Second Highest Peak in the World

      ix,273 pp. Octavo. Original blue cloth. 6 sections of black and white illustrations. Four one page maps. Dust wrapper shows minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine, also has minor fading and soiling. A very good copy.This is the standard history documenting the first ascent of K2 by the expedition leader, Desio. Although not a rare book this copy is signed by the two first summiters Compagnoni and Lacedelli. Unlike the members of the 1953 Everest team who did many public signings Lacedelli and Compagnoni did not and there signatures especially together are very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 31.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        Mumintrollet på Kometjakt

      Bok. Sörlins förlag, Norrköping. Vadstena affärstryck, 1956. Första upplagan. 13 x 19 cm. (4) + 7-156 sidor. Bunden i förlagshalvklotbandet med dekorerade omslag. Frampärmen med några skrapmärken, mindre fläckar och lite stötta kanter. Ryggen något snedläst och ryggtexten en aning flagnad. Sista arket (s. 145?155) något löst i bindningen. Tendens till spricka mellan s. 96/97. Med dedikation från författaren på förtitelbladet: 'Till Lena med önskan / om en Glad Jul! / [i annan handstil:] Tita, Ankie och / Tove Jansson.'. Bra exemplar. Illustrerad med 83 tuschteckningar i svartvitt. Omslaget i tvåfärgstryck, gult och rött. First reworked edition of Comet in Moominland, inscribed by author.

      [Bookseller: Henning Hansen Antikvariat]
 32.   Check availability:     Bokbörsen     Link/Print  


        The Devil In The Book

      Los Angeles, CA: California Emergency Defense Committee, 1956. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Blacklisted in Hollywood, Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) was a prolific author and screenwriter who came back into public consciousness with the release of the 2015 film, "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cvranston. During the Red Scare of the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1947 Trumbo refused to testify before House Un-American Actitivies Committee (HUAC) in the U.S. Congress and was found guilty of Contempt of Congress and sentenced to 11 months in federal prison which he served in 1950 after a failed appeal. Because of the blacklisting Trumbo wrote numerous screenplays and scripts under other names, winning two Academy Awards: for "Roman Holiday" where he was not given credit and another writer was named, and "The Brave One" for which he used a pseudonym. Trumbo published this item in 1956 in response to the Smith Act's use in convicting 14 defendents in California who had been or were members of the Communist Party. "Devil In The Book" was used to raise funds for legal expenses and educational materials. Published in a limited edition of 750 copies, this being #228 and signed by Trumbo in red ink on the colophon. Dalton Trumbo signatures are scarce. 42 pp. 8vo. Stiff ivory wraps with black titling and devil's horns printed on cover. Clean within.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Aniara

      Bok. Bonniers. 1956. Originalupplaga. Författarens namnteckning. 218 s. Bibliofilupplaga. Detta exemplar är nr 20/125. Vackert blått helskinnband med förgylld text och dekor. Inre denteller. Helt guldsnitt. Främre och bakre omslag är medbundna. Boken är tryckt på 145 grams matt tonfärgat träfritt tryckpapper från Grycksbo. Mycket gott skick. Övre delen av pärmarna och ryggen något solblekta.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Mikrokosmos]
 34.   Check availability:     Bokbörsen     Link/Print  


        The Last of the Wine.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1956 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light foxing to edges, an excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine, light rubbing to extremities. Frontispiece double-page map. First edition, first impression. This is the second of Renault's historical novels to deal with male homosexuality as its key theme. "Her interest in sexuality and specifically in homosexuality and fluid gender roles and identities may also have contributed to her marginalization — yet these very interests warrant a re-evaluation of her achievement in an era more liberal than the one in which she began to write" (ODNB). A nice association copy, with the gift inscription of First World War poet Cecil Roberts on the front free endpaper, "To Alec Lacy, from his friend Cecil Roberts - Since you love Greece. June 1959". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 35.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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. A fine, unread set in superb jackets. 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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Flight from the Enchanter.

      First edition. 8vo. 316pp. Mid brown boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper by Edward Bawden. A near fine copy with unmarked boards. No foxing. Light erasure mark on front endpaper (almost imperceptible) o/w fine. The near fine dustwrapper is fresh & clean with a couple of tiny closed tears & the lightest wear. Original price of 15snet on front flap. A very attractive copy. Irish Murdoch's second novel.

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books]
 37.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        Signed photograph. N. p., [fl. 1956-1961].

      255:204 mm. Fine black-and-white image, showing the the great writer together with Marilyn Monroe, to whom he was married from 1956 to 1961. The couple's wedding was famously announced by the headline: "Egghead weds hourglass".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 38.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo (234 × 149 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey & Co. in recent green crushed morocco, titles gilt and gilt raised bands to spines, all edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. A fine set, handsomely bound. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Set of James Bond First UK Editions 1956-66 - Including a SIGNED copy of Goldfinger

      Cape 1956 - A set of first edition, first printings published by Cape from 1956 -1966. Comprising: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Some spotting to the prelims. Titles a little faded to spine. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the bottom of the spine which is evident internally. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips and corners. A little light soiling to the rear panel. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1957. A near fine book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has had some light repairs internally to the spine and to the corners. Rubbing to the edges and correctly priced at 13s 6d. DR NO: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1958. Book is the first issue rare variant WITHOUT the dancing lady silhouette of Honey Ryder. In very good+ condition, some spotting to the top edge and one name to the ffep. Slight rise to the binding (printer's errata) to pages 87-90). In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped - some very light wear and creasing with a touch of loss to the spine ends - a lovely copy in wrapper. GOLDFINGER: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1959. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions with some spotting to the page edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper. Spotting to the edges of the wrapper, browning to the spine. Wear and tear to the spine tips and corners. SIGNED BY FOUR OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS FROM THE 1964 FILM, including SHIRLEY EATON. A very presentable and a very rare book with the signatures. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1960. A very good book with a stain to the page edge and one name and date to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper, lightly faded to an orange. Some rubbing to the edges and corners. THUNDERBALL: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions, in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and a repaired closed tear to the spine. Some light creasing to the rear panel. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1962. A very good+ book with one small name to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped (showing 15s). Some small stains to the rear panel. Wear and light chipping to the spine tips. ON HER MAJESTY"S SECRET SERVICE: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1963. A very good book without inscriptions with some foxing to the top edge. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: A first edition, first printing, published by Cape in 1964. A very good+ book without inscriptions (March 1964), in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the edges and a small stain to the rear panel. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1965. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the front fold. Some rubbing to the edges. OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS: A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1966. A fine book in a very good clipped wrapper with a repaired closed tear to the rear panel and a smaller closed tear therein. A very good set of ALL the first edition, first printings. None are ex-library. None are book club editions. All have their original dust wrappers. A really good chance to acquire a very good set of all the James Bond first editions, with the exception of the first three volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ohne Titel. Abstrakte Komposition. Acryl auf Leinwand. Verso signiert und nummeriert: "Dorothy Napangardi Robinson 484" sowie mit verblasstem Stempel. Bildmaß: 120 x 98,5 cm. Gerahmt (129,5 x 107,5 cm).

      Dorothy Robinson Napangardi (1956-2013). Abstrakte Komposition. Acryl auf Leinwand. Verso signiert und nummeriert: "Dorothy Napangardi Robinson 484" sowie mit verblasstem Stempel. Bildmaß: 120 x 98,5 cm. Gerahmt (129,5 x 107,5 cm). Zustand: Von sehr guter Erhaltung. Zeitgenössische indigene Australische Künstlerin. 1987 begann die Künstlerin in Alice Springs zu malen. Anfänglich Beschäftigung mit der Darstellung der Busch Pflaume (Mukati) und "women's dreamings". Stilbildend waren Reisen zurück zu ihrem traditionellen Land Mina Mina Anfang 1990. Sie erhielt väterlicherseits die Autorität das Land rund um Mina Mina darzustellen. In diesen Arbeiten findet meist eine Beschränkung auf die Farben Schwarz und Weiß statt, die Künstlerin lässt den Linien ihren freien Fluss und beeindruckt mit zunächst abstrakt erscheinenden Werken, die aus einem Netzwerk von Linien bestehen. Zahlreiche Preise, unter anderem Preis für das beste Gemälde in European Media, 8. National Aboriginal Kunstpreis, Northern Territory Award, 18. National Aboriginal und Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Werke in den wichtigsten privaten aber auch staatlichen Sammlungen weltweit, unter anderem in Japan, USA, Deutschland und Frankreich.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
 41.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.