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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        NOUS DEUX. Illustré de seize pointes sèches originales [de Gaston de Sainte Croix].

      Editions du Cyclamen - MCMLVI [1956] [Paris, Vialetay] - 1 volume in-4 (27,5 x 20 cm), en feuilles, de 2 feuillets, 142 pages et 3 feuillets, couverture rempliée imprimée en rose. Excellent état. Sans emboîtage. NOUVELLE ÉDITION CLANDESTINE. TIRAGE A 200 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. CELUI-CI, UN DES 168 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VÉLIN DE RIVES PUR FILS. Le tirage comprend en tout 2 exemplaires sur papier Japon nacré, et 198 papiers de Rives pur fil (dont 30 ex. avec suite). Cette édition, écrit Dutel dans sa Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970 (n°2055), a été publiée en 1956, probablement par Vialetay. Elle est ornée de 16 superbes pointes sèches, dont 12 hors-texte (2 sont sur double-page), de Gaston de Sainte Croix, qui furent tirées chez Georges Viglino. Ce texte a paru pour la première fois en 1929, publié par Marcel Valotaire (l'auteur) et Jean Dulac (l'illustrateur). Cette première édition est rare et très recherchée des amateurs. Dutel note la contrepèterie dans le titre "Nous Deux" . Pour le texte Marcel Valotaire s'est sans doute inspiré du titre de l'ouvrage de Gaston Riou publié en 1926, intitulé "Ellen et Jean", pour le nom de ses héros (Dutel, 2054). Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°2055. "[cet ouvrage] est axé sur la comparaison des sensations amoureuses de la femme avec celle de l’homme (.) Nelly est une étudiante vierge qui prend des leçons de latin avec un jeune professeur. Ils s’éprennent l’un de l’autre, et il l’initie à toutes sortes de caresses avant d’en venir à la défloration." Alexandrian p. 313 L'illustration présente ici est d'un réalisme époustouflant. La technique de la pointe sèche est utilisée avec le grand talent qu'on connait à Gaston de Sainte Croix (1904-1977) plus connu du grand public pour ses illustrations (tout aussi réalistes) pour les livres pour la jeunesse. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, TEL QUE PARU, DE CE SUPERBE CLANDESTIN POUR BIBLIOPHILES AVERTIS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Tiger! Tiger!

      Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956 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]
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        Flight From The Enchanter

      Chatto and Windus, 1956 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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        TIME FOR THE STARS

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1956]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine just jacket. A lovely copy. (17072). Octavo, cloth. "Although written and marketed as a young adult novel, this book is a mature treatment of the relativistic time-dilation effect in interstellar travel." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-520.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Sovjetiska Tovarnyj slovar / Varuuppslagsboken 1956-1961 - unikt verk!

      Inbunden bok. Torgizdat. 1956-1961 . 9 volymer, var och en över 1000 sidor s. Inbunden. Skinn. Gott skick. Skyddsomslag saknas. En uppslagsbok över alla varor som tillverkades i Sovjetunionen. Verket är unikt på så sätt att det spreds bara till större bibliotek och inte fanns ute i handeln. Denna unika handbok i nio volymer utgavs för att personal inom handeln skulle bli bekanta med alla varor som tillverkades i Sovjetunionen. En fantastisk skatt för nostalgiker och även för andra som inte var med på den tiden eller den platsen! 9 volymer, läderinbundet, färgtryck, mycket bra skick. Utgavs ursprungligen i 45 000 ex. Förlag: Torgizdat Vårt pris: 15 000 kronor - Gratis frakt inom Sverige. Boken innehåller en stor mängd mycket detaljrika (inte sällan oavsiktligt roliga) beskrivningar av olika varor och hur och av vad de är gjorda och vad de är avsedda för. Mycket rikt illustrerad, flera bilder i färg som kan vikas ut, tusentals svartvita bilder, mycket hög kvalitet på trycket. Här kan man se flera exempel på färgbilderna: http://visualhistory.livejournal.com/86509.html

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

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958. First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes. Fine in near fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom clamshell chemise case by Asprey. "Churchill's last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for Churchill's works" (Langworth, 312).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        LES PLANS DE PARIS 1956 - 1922

      LES EDITIONS DE MINUIT, PARIS 1956 - Un volume in-8 au format oblong de 192 pages , dans son cartonnage éditeur illustré , très nombreuses et importantes illustrations en noir et blanc , bon exemplaire , rare .

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE BERTRANDY]
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        The Hunters

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing the typical slight fading to the spine; some minor wear, light chipping to the jacket spine at crown and foot; slight wear along the upper front and rear panel. No markings or inscriptions, interior is bright and clean. An attractive copy of the author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        LA CARRIERA DI PIMLICO

      EINAUDI, NOVARA 1956 - I GETTONI ITALIANO Brossura editoriale con alette, con sottile fioritura e con lievi segni di usura, n. 47 della collana diretta da Elio Vittorini, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        URBANISTICA. LA TECNICA

      UTET, TORINO 1956 - ITALIANO Coperta rigida in tela arancio con titoli verdi al piatto ed al dorso, scolorita ai bordi ed al dorso e con lievissimi segni di usura, sovraccoperta ingiallita, usurata e con strappi ai bordi e nastro adesivo al dorso, con 557 illustrazioni in nero nei testi e fuori testo, pagine ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Virgil Finlay, Signed Original Art Work for Other Worlds Science Fiction Digest April 1956 ( SF Artwork/ Cover Illustration )

      USA: Virgil Finlay Artwork ( 1955 / 1956 ) for Other Worlds SF Magazine, April 1956, 1st Edition -original Art, USA - -----------original art for the cover of the April 1956 issue of Other Worlds SF digest, this is a preliminary piece but looks quite nice, signed very nicely and clearly by Virgil Finlay with his tailing "y", on a heavy board which measures about 7.5w x 10h inches with the image being about 5.25w x 7.75h inches, a very nice piece overall with lovely nude GGA and bubble helmeted spaceman / explorer, the accompanying images shows the final cover for the 4/56 issue but this listing does not include a copy of the original SG digest magazine ( signed artwork only ), , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        de Stijl 1917-1931

      Alec Tiranti Ltd., London, first British edition, English, translated from the Dutch, 1956 OFFERING:A historic specimen, formerly in the libraries of Hans Schleger and Paul Rand, two of the leading modern graphic design artists influenced by de Stijl. First owned by Hans Schleger, he gave it to Paul Rand on the latter's autumn 1969 visit to London, provenance detailed by Paul Rand on the half title page; "London Oct. 3.69 from Hans Schleger." Reading, Paul Rand became engaged in colloquy with the text and wrote in the margins, underlined passages, and made several doodles. In all, there are 164 entries on 71 pages: 91 phrases or sentences are underlined, 63 notes in margins repeat ideas or facts and there are five doodles, four annotations (commentary) and one correction. Two associated items have been laid-in to the book by Paul Rand. LAID IN: 1) A sheet of 124 x 199 mm, white, lined note paper with handwritten notes and fifteen small pen & ink doodles-studies by Paul Rand on one side of the sheet, one with added pencil, including a self-portrait series and two portraits of Marion, his future wife. There are also four volumetric studies, a sitting woman in a dress, after Matisse with note, a rendering of the number 5, and two horse studies. Of the six notes, two are for a lecture on de Stijl. 2) A BA Concorde boarding pass with its die cut of a clothes hanger, Mr. Rand written in twice; believed to be a memento from Paul Rand's trip to attend Hans Schleger's funeral. BACKGROUND: The seminal influence of the De Stijl movement on modern graphic design followed from their devotion to simplicity and clarity with their exploration of the dynamic equilibrium of the horizontal and vertical line and division of the design or artwork into connected grids. Paul Rand and Hans Schleger were leaders in creating a new language for graphic design that came to be widely adopted, the former in the United States, the latter, principally in Great Britain where he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry in 1959. Schleger and Rand became close friends after they met at the Arts Club in Dover, soon after the end of WWII. Paul Rand recalled their quickly growing rapport; "It was only a short time after we left the club that we were walking arm-in-arm along Piccadilly, destined to be friends." [Heller, Paul Rand]. CONDITION DETAIL: Handwritten in the Book by Paul Rand: provenance note, underlining, notes, annotations and doodles in margins on 71 pages, title page with 1954 and question mark (believed to be his incorrect surmise on Jaffé's thesis publication date). Pages otherwise: plates suite with yellowing in margins, text pages and other illustration pages clean and bright, except p. 139 with bottom margin spot and pages 166-167 with 2 margin spots; pp. 44-293 with light bottom tip bump, endpapers with rubs. Boards: some soiling and light edge wear. / Gilt: Bright / Binding: Very Good, slight spine slant. / Notepaper: Fair, top corner with fold-over chip with loss and fraying, top margin folded over with 8 mm band of browning; two small spots in another margin. / Boarding Pass: slight ink smudge, top edge with minor wear, bottom edge with light wear, rear with minor rubs. PAGINATION: Complete; 360 pages with extensive documentation, including translations of two Mondrian essays, chapter notes, and an extensive bibliography (pp. 269-291); illustrated with a suite of 48 full-page b/w illustrations + 4 full-page color plates, each printed on one side of a glazed paper. FORMAT: Publisher's sewn white cloth boards, spine stamped with gilt letters. SIZE: 245 x 174 mm. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Chinese Bronze Age Weapons: The Werner Jannings Collection in the Chinese National Palace Museum, Peking

      Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1956. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A solid copy of the 1956 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with light fading along the spine) in a bright, price-intact, VG example of the publisher's glassine dustjacket, with a 3" chip at the foot of the front panel and a long closed tear --and light chipping-- at the rear panel. Still though, very presentable. Tall quarto, 233 pgs. of text plus 46 crisp black-and-white plates showcasing the collection.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        MOISE

      1956 - Affiche originale imprimée en lithographie par Mourlot en 1956 Ref. "les affiches de Chagall" n°29 - Mourlot Format : 62 x 42 cm Un des rares exemplaires sur Arches

      [Bookseller: dominique besson]
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        Down There

      Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Like New. First edition. 157, (2)pp. Illustrated wraps. Near Fine with rubbing along edges of spine but spine itself uncreased, very little wear. Sturdy binding: appears unread. A very nice copy of the classic noir novel, which was the basis of Francois Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1956 - With the letter "M-E" on the copyright page under the words: "Fitst Edition." Faint rubbing to edges of book; small chips to extremities of mylar-protected dust-jacket. 1/4 inch loss to spine ends. Still a lovely copy of this important book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bryn Mawr Bookstore]
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        Untitled, 1956 [Male portrait]. Photograph with Certificate of Authenticity

      1956. Photograph of WARH-0294; D1151 (ink, pencil and gold leaf on paper) with photocopy of Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Hughes. Description of the work on letterhead of the Unna Gallery, Chicago, Il.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Relativity. [Volume 1]: The Special Theory; [Volume 2]: The General Theory. (= Series in Physics).

      North Holland, Amsterdam 1956 + 1960. 2 Volumes, (2 Bände) 450 S. - 505 S. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, (405 pp. - 505 pp. with a lot of Figures), Groß 8°, (large 8vo), Original-Leinen, (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Kleberesten vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, (library copy in very good condition),Versand D: 5,00 EUR Relativitätstheorie, Physik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Time for a Tiger

      Heinemann, 1956 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1956. Burgess's first novel and the first one of his Malayan Trilogy. In mid-blue fabric-covered boards, with title, author and publisher gilt on spine; spine minimally darkened; very narrow strip (about 3mm) at foot of spine and front board sunned. Unclipped, colour-printed dustwrapper, slightly darkened overall and a bit rubbed at extremities and fold-ins with minor chipping at head and foot of spine

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Sixpence that Rolled Away

      The First UK Printing published by Faber and Faber in 1956. Pictorial Boards. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Slight rubbing to the spine folds and edges. Creasing with a little rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Offsetting to the blank end papers. Occasional light mark. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild edge-wear at the spine ends. Light penned number '31' to the upper front cover - not very obtrusive. The Edward Bawden designed wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. With five full-page colour lithographs by Bawden and a further six black & white illustrations, also by Bawden. Colour plates bold and vibrant. Scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        What I Think.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jack Kennedy- to an author with the admiration of a politician Adlai E. Stevenson 2/26/56." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. With the Presidential seal of Kennedy's opposite the front free endpaper. Kennedy had taken a leave of absence from the Senate in 1954 to write his best-selling book Profiles in Courage, which would win him a Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Was Stevenson's inscription a sincere compliment? Certainly his self-abasing description of himself as a "politician" is suspect, because he was among the most literate of all presidential candidates and an author in his own right. It was already well known that young Kennedy harbored big political ambitions (as did his father on his behalf), and perhaps, with the Democratic nominating convention just months away, Stevenson was firing a shot across JFK's bow-suggesting that perhaps he should stick to authoring and not tangle with the veteran Stevenson in party politics. At any rate, it is a delightful message between two of the leading politicians of the day. After winning the presidency, Kennedy would go on to appoint Adlai Stevenson as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. This book was purchased in the 1995 Sotheby's auction of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate, where it sold for $31,050.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

      This Edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona (Italy) in the Month of July MCMLV. - Limitiertes und nummeriertes Exemplar, dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 152 (von 500). "This edition has been assembled and bound in Tokyo for sale in the Far East. This edition is bound in genuine Fuji Silk with a pattern which reproduces a sample of classical Japanese poetic calligraphy. The end papers consist of Japanese hand-made paper." --- Diesem Buch liegt ein privater Brief von Dennis Stock (dem berühmten James Dean Fotografen) an den österreichisch-US-amerikanischen Fotografen Ernest Haas bei (beide Magnum Photographen - Fotoagentur Magnum Photos). Der Brief stammt aus dem Jahr 1956, in dem Stock in Japan war und seine Geisha-Fotos usw. machte, der Brief ist mit Schreibmaschine geschrieben, umfasst zwei Seiten, und gezeichnet mit "Dennis". Aus dem Inhalt geht eindeutig hervor, dass der Brief von Dennis Stock ist, und auf dem Schuber ("I was interviewed by a Japanese Photographer named Kimura." usw.) --- Das Buch ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, der Schuber ist etwas berieben. - 144 Seiten. (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        If I Ran the Circus

      Random House, 1956 A very good later printing, inscribed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        THE CITY AND THE STARS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956].. Octavo,boards. First edition. A completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (1948; 1953). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 (1968) is one of the most famous computer stories, but his THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956) may well be the profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction ... [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." - Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. This novel "is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-7. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some age-tanning, mostly internal, but with some show through on white spine panel lettering. A very nice copy. (#150103)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Barkis

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, stated. Very good in decorative boards; no jacket, as issued. Light edgewear, chipping to the spine at head and foot; corners bumped. This copy inscribed by Crockett Johnson: "To Ursula, who was kind to this animal from away back," and signed by him. It's our belief that the Ursula is Ursula Nordstrom, the legendary children's book editor; Nordstrom edited Johnson's "Harold and he Purple Crayon." However, there is a previous and unrelated owner's name on the front free endpaper, which is enough of a cautionary to prevent declaring this as an important association copy. So: a nice copy with an uncommon signature and a tantalizing possibility.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics: Papers From 1923 To 1938 (With Revisions By Tarski 1956, First Printing)

      Oxford: Clarendon Press / Oxford University , 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine DJ. 1st Printing Xiv, 471 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. First Printing, 1956; First Printing Dj With "4/56" At Bottom Of List Of Four Oxford Books On Rear Panel. Advanced Papers In Symbolic Logic, Etc. Fine Book In Fine Dj, No Wear, Not Price Clipped (60S Net), With A Small Glue Stain At Upper Right Corner Of Front Panel Due To Removal Of A Price Sticker, Spine Panel Slightly Sunned (Slightly Browned).

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        THE CASE OF THE DEMURE DEFENDANT

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1956. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, save for an old vertical crease at the center of the spine panel. A pretty copy. (12365). Octavo, cloth backed boards. A Perry Mason mystery. The 50th Perry Mason mystery. Signed by Gardner on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Fantastic Marilyn Monroe ALS and Arthur Miller ALS sold by Charles Hamilton over 40 years ago!

      n.p.: , Circa 1956 - 1976. n.p., Circa 1956 - 1976. Marilyn Monroe note measures 4" x 6". "Stunning archival group including an undated ALS from Marilyn Monroe to Mr. Schlamowitz on light card stock stationary, 4"" x 6"", with her married name of ""Mrs. Arthur Miller"" to the front of the card. Signed in full signature by Marilyn Monroe as ""Marilyn Monroe Miller"". Expected center fold, else fine.Accompanied by an ALS by Arthur Miller measuring 7.25"" x 10.5"", dated ""March 3/75"" and signed by him in full signature as ""Arthur Miller"". The letter has several folds, and a thin strip of tape along bottom edge, else fine. The letter includes its original postmarked envelope in near fine condition. The set also includes a large classic 8"" x 10"" black and white glossy photo of Marilyn sprawled on a bed in her iconic ""come hither"" pose. Ex Howard Goldman, collector. A fantastic set for the collector of Marilyn Monroe autographs. The stunning card was neatly scripted by Marilyn to Louis Schlamowitz, a floral designer from Canarsie and a widower who never graduated from high school. Schlamowitz's obsession with autographs has yielded scores of loose-leaf binders crammed into the Bay View House apartment he shares with a squirmy Chihuahua named Marbles. His extensive collection consisted of over 5,000 notables, famous and infamous, who have sent their autographs to him over the years. Celebrity responses flowed into the apartment he once shared with his wife, Dora, including a 1978 photo from a little-known Arkansas attorney general named Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, David Ben-Gurion and Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe’s letter addressed to him is as shown below in full:""Dear Mr. SchlamowitzThank you so much for your kind note. Yours and all the other good wishes were a great comfort to me.Many Many thanks,Marilyn Monroe Miller""Marilyn's married name of Miller places this thank-you card between the dates of 1956 to 1961. She had just recently moved to New York from Hollywood, a city of which she said: â€

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        FURTHER FABLES FOR OUR TIME

      NY: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Thurber on the front free endpage. "For Sybil and Robert Staley with love Jim Thurber." Spine cloth with beginning toning and spine ends lightly pushed with touch of shelfwear text pages with beginning toning; dustjacket with chipping at spine ends and corners, toned spine and faint circular dampstain on the front panel. Tight copy in Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Robert Doisneau's Paris

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1956 - The 1956 1st American edition, in the uncommon hardback (not to be confused with the more common French edition in stiff wrappers and dustjacket). Clean, tight and VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with a 1" chip at the spine crown. Otherwise, crisp and very well-preserved. Quarto, unpaginated, 148 sumptuous photogravures by Robert Doisneau. Preface by Blaise Cendrars. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke in Einzelausgaben komplett in 15 Bänden - Inhalt: Die Erzählungen, Dramen I - IV, Lustspiele I, Lustspiele II, Lustspiele III, Lustspiele IV, Gedichte und Lyrische Dramen, Prosa I, Prosa II, Prosa III, Prosa IV, Aufzeichnungen

      S. Fischer Verlag GmbH Frankfurt am Main - 1969 1956 - 8° ( 20,7 x 13,5 cm). Flexible, dunkle Originalganzlederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 378, 474, 543, 504, 512, 461, 395, 402, 475, 544, 401, 389, 522, 528, 382 Seiten. Das Leder mit geringen Spuren des Ein- und Ausräumens / Transportierens. Offensichtlich ungelesene Ausgabe, die Buchblöcke noch sperrig. Sehr schöne, angenehm in der Hand liegende Ausgabe. Innen wie außen schön sauber. Aus der Bibliothek B. & K. Graul mit deren kleinem gestempelten ExLibris auf den weißen Vorsätzen. -- Herausgegeben von Herbert Steiner. Lit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Neues Filmprogramm [NFP]. Die Kinozeitschrift für das Publikum. 684 Originalhefte von 1956-1963.

      Gr.-8. Mit zahlreichen Szenebildern. Je ca. 4 S., teilw. bis zu 8 Seiten. - Die Reihe entstand 1956 aus einem Zusammenschluss von "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" und "Das Programm von heute" und erscheint nach wie vor, wobei inzwischen über 12.700 Nummern vorliegen. Das hier vorliegende Konvolut umfasst Programmhefte der frühen Jahre. Neben Szenebildern beinhaltet jedes Heft eine Inhaltsangabe sowie Angaben zu Stab und Verleih. In der vorliegenden Sammlung enthalten: "Die Jungfrauenquelle", "Das siebente Siegel", "Orfeu Negro", "Die Brücke", "Sayonara", "Die Brücke am Kwai", "Hiroshima mon amour" etc. - Dabei: Ingmar Bergman, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Peter Alexander, Marlon Brando, Vittorio De Sica, Jacques Tati, Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Paula Wessely, Alain Resnais, Toni Sailer, Peter Weck, Oskar Sima, Peter Kraus, Heinz Erhardt und Horst Buchholz usw. Einige Hefte randbestoßen. Insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand.

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