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        The Sea Fox;: the adventures of Cape Cod's most colorful rumrunner,

      Crowell 1956 - B0007E2HT6 Hardcover, no DJ. Tight binding, solid hinges, sharp corners, rubbing to head and tail of spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resourse for Art and Music Books LLC]
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        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1956. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter sheep solander case. 4 leaves of illustrations on plate paper, printed either side. Spine gently rolled, wear to extremities, bump to head of spine, a very good copy in the bright jacket with creasing to folds and light foxing. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. and Mrs. John Knight - with the very highest regards - John Kennedy". John S Knight (1894-1981), a pioneering journalist and close personal friend of the Kennedys, founded Knight Newspapers, which would later become Knight Ridder, which was for a time the largest newspaper publisher in the United States.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sculpture in Ceramic by Miro and Artigas

      New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1956. First edition. Original lithographs on cover and the 4 panel center insert. Original lithographs on each side of insert, the recto panel signed in pencil by Miro. Pp. 24. Black and white illustrations after photographs of Sabine Weiss, text is from Rosamond Bernier's interview with Miro and Artigas as it appeared in "The Selective Eye," 1956/57. 1 vols. Sm. 4to (7 x 8 inches). Original lithographic black cover. Minor wear else excellent. First edition. Original lithographs on cover and the 4 panel center insert. Original lithographs on each side of insert, the recto panel signed in pencil by Miro. Pp. 24. Black and white illustrations after photographs of Sabine Weiss, text is from Rosamond Bernier's interview with Miro and Artigas as it appeared in "The Selective Eye," 1956/57. 1 vols. Sm. 4to (7 x 8 inches). Original signed lithograph.

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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 Tirage à 500 exemplaires avec le texte

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        MEMOIRS BY HARRY S. TRUMAN.

      New York.Doubleday and Company. 1956. Two volumes. Vol. I: Year of Decisions. [vii], xi, [1], 2-596pp. Vol. II: Years of Trial and Hope. [vii], xi, [1], 2-594pp. Both original cloth with blue and white type on spine and silver signature on front boards. Pictorial dust-wrappers. Octavo. First editions. Head and heel of both spines a trifle rubbed; corners lightly bumped; front hinges just cracking; fore-edges uncut as issued; some damp staining to upper front board of vol. I; dust-wrappers a trifle grubby with some tearing and creasing to upper front and rear of vol I and some chipping to heel of vol. II; else very good copies.Presentation copies: both volumes inscribed on dedication pages. Inscription in Vol. I reads 'To Charles & Lisa MacDonald Kind regards from Harry Truman 4/18/58' and in vol. II reads 'With best wishes to Charles and Lisa MacDonald from Harry Truman 4/18/58'.

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        LIFE IS GOOD & GOOD FOR YOU IN NEW YORK. TRANCE WITNESS REVELS.

      Feltrinelli, 1956. Italiano In-8, cartonato editoriale, sovracoperta (lievi mancanze, pp. 194, con numerosissme illustrazioni fotografiche in bianco e nero. E' presente il fascicolo di 16 pagine con indicati i luoghi dove sono state effettuate le fotografie.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Olubra]
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        IF I RAN THE CIRCUS.

      New York.Random House. 1956. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original pictorial glazed boards. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. 4to. First edition. First issue. Heel of spine just a touch worn; edges a little rubbed; wrapper with a small chip to the head and another to the heel of the spine, also with a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the front panel, a short tear, and some very light wear to the corners. A very good copy. Younger/Hirsch 43.

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        The Irwin UnterMYER COLLECTION [IN SIX VOLUMES]

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics Edited by G.E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1956. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Pp.204. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in printed dust-jacket.Jacket has some gentle age-toning to spine. A crisp, clean copy; unusually for a reference book /study work, this example appears to be unread.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Diamonds Are Forever - Superbly rebound

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Chinese Painting. Leading Masters and Principles. (7 volume set)

      The Ronald Press Company, London 1956 - 7 volumes. Red cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Diamonds Are Forever

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

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

      Oltun et Lausanna Helvetiae: In Aedibus Urs Graf 1956 / 1960. In two volumes. Copy no. 647 of an edition limited to 680 copies. 259 facsimile leaves recto & verso; xxiv, 295, 176 pp. Facsimile volume is in full vellum with brown lettering to spine. Commentary volume is in quarter vellum over boards with red lettering to spine. In the original plain paper dust wrappers. Volume 1 is the facsimile volume with 28 tipped-in colour plates and other leaves in monochrome. Volume 2 is the commentary volume with in-text figures and 60 plates, including some in colour. Minor bump to one corner. A handsome pair in Fine condition. . Fine. Vellum Spine. Limited Numbered Edition. 1956. Folio.

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        The Battling Prophet [Signed]

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

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        Ezéchiel

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        House Of Dolls

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

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        Revue Neurologique, 1956-1967. Série complète

      Masson et Cie, Paris 1956 - Demi basane de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs portant le titre doré. 24 volumes in-8 (230x154 mm) Reliures frottées, dos passés. . Douze années complètes de cette revue mensuelle, référence dans le domaine. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter sheep, spine in six compartments lettered in gilt. 24 8vo (230x154 mm) Bindings rubbed, spines faded. . Years 1956 to 1967, complete, 12 numbers per year In 8 / 8vo 42000g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain [and] Giovanni's Room

      Michael Joseph [and] The Dial Press, London [and] New York 1956 - First English edition of *Go Tell It on the Mountain* and first edition of *Giovanni's Room*. Each book is fine in fine dustwrapper. Housed together in a custom cloth clamshell case with morocco spine label gilt. Each book is very warmly Inscribed to Beauford Delaney, the celebrated African-American artist who Baldwin often referred to as his "spiritual mentor." Both Delaney and Baldwin were the sons of preachers and struggled with coming to terms with their homosexuality. The 40-year-old Delaney painted the 16-year-old Baldwin in the nude, and though there is no evidence they were lovers, they remained devoted to each other, first when they both moved to Paris in the 1950s, until Delany's death in a mental institution in 1977. The Inscription in *Go Tell It on the Mountain* (which also has a publisher's presentation slip laid in) reads: "For Beauford - With all my love, and with my gratitude - Jimmy '54, Paris." The Inscription in *Giovanni's Room* reads: "For Beauford - With my love, Jimmy. Nov. '56, Corsica. Praise God for trials past." A spectacular and meaningful association, Baldwin's first book, a coming-of-age novel, and his second book, one of the most important, and perhaps the most influential gay novel, about an American man living in Paris and his relationships with the men he meets in a Paris gay bar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Howl and Other Poems.

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

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1956–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines in gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. An excellent, bright set in the jackets, spine panels a little marked and toned. First editions, first impressions, warmly inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper of volume IV, in the month of publication: "To Bernie, from Winston. March 1958". The slightly laboured hand is indicative of Churchill's poor health at the time. Wintering at La Pausa, his agent Emery Reve's home in the south of France, late in February he had spent a day on Aristotle Onassis's yacht, drinking "more alcohol than usual", and playing chemin-de-fer "for high stakes" becoming "very excited" (Gilbert, Winston Churchill and Emery Reeves, p. 375), resulting in bronchial pneumonia, compounded by obstructive jaundice. The recipient was one of Churchill's oldest and most intimate friends Bernard ("Bernie") Baruch, a brilliant American financier, who advised nine US presidents, a highly attractive association for this celebration of Anglo-American relations. The pair had corresponded during the First World War when Churchill was Minister of Munitions and Baruch on President Wilson's War Industries Board, finally meeting during the Paris Peace Conference. Baruch was Churchill's New York host and overall facilitator for his tour of North America in 1929 - when his intent was to "See the country and meet the leaders of its fortunes" (WSC to BB June 28 1929) - and for most of his subsequent visits, with Churchill reciprocating when his friend visited Europe. Their friendship developed and deepened over the close to five decades that followed, Baruch writing to Churchill on his eightieth birthday that their friendship had been "a source of inspiration and pleasure which has grown more rewarding with each passing year". Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship", "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

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        Lord of the Rings Trilogy, 5/4/3 (Fellowship, Tower, Return)

      Allen and Unwin - Allen and Unwin. First Edition set. With dustjackets. Fellowship of the Ring - 5th Impression (1956). Two Towers - 4th Impression (1956). Return of the King - 3rd Impression (1957). Condition: Very Good/Very Good. Gift inscription to FFEP. Light spotting to page edges. Some wear to the FOTR jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Howl and Other Poems.

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

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        The Hunters

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1956 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1956 - First American edition, with all first issue points; map present and in fine condition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with very slight soiling. A lovely copy of the third volume in the *Lord of the Rings* trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956–8 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Volume I: lightly rolled spine with slight bumping at head and base, small chip at base of dust jacket spine and joint of rear flap, faint marks to rear dust jacket panel. Volume II: slight bump to head of dust jacket spine, lightly rolled and bumped spine, bumped fore corner. Volume III: lightly rolled and bumped spine, bumped fore corner, slight scuff to dust jacket joint, tiny closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Volume IV: A fine copy. Overall, an excellent set of bright, clean copies. Illustrated throughout with maps and genealogical tables. First editions, first impressions. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship": "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen A267.1(I) - (IV); Woods A138(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MENU] Cafe Au Pere de Nico, Chelsea Archive - Two-decades of signed menus

      1956-1974 1956 - 80 daily menus from Cafe Au Pere de Nico in Chelsea, London, signed by visiting luminaries from world leaders to icons of the entertainment world, displayed in the cafe for two decades between 1956 and 1974. Together with a sketch by Paul Winner of the restaurant's interior, inscribed by Winner and dated August 18th, 1973. At the end of the 1960's and the beginning of the 1970's, Au Pere de Nico was the Chelsea restaurant to see and be seen by London society and the "Court Crowd" from The Royal Court Theatre. Menus were hand made on a daily basis, each with the given day's date printed at the top, making for an interesting time-stamp for each autographed menu. In Many instances the date of a signature corresponds to a known production in which a given celebrity appeared at the Royal Court Theatre. A snapshot of celebrity culture during one of London's most vibrant periods as a nexus in the world of the art.Autographs include political dignitaries, rock stars, stars of the London Stage, and over two dozen Academy Award winners and nomineees: Winston and Arabella Churchill, John Gielgud, Mick Jagger, Laurence Olivier, Rex Harrison, Alec Guiness, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Dirk Bogarde, Andre Previn, Omar Sharif, Louis Armstrong, Rudolf Rureyev, Harold Pinter, Vivien Leigh, Richard Widmar, Susannah York, Sidney Poitier, George Sanders, Donald Pleasance, Diana Rigg, Vincent Price, Peter Cook, Claire Bloom and Rod Steiger, Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Margaret Court, Janet Suzman, Joan Bakewell, Wolf Mankowitz, Millicent Martin, Micheal Mac Liammoir, Bernard Levin, Celia Johnson, Dave Allen, Robert Morley, Lance Percival, Virginia Mckenna and Bill Travers, Beatrice Lillie (Lady Peel), Malcolm Sargent, Michael Rennie, Maggie Smith, Brian Rix, Bill Simpson, Peter Wyngarde, Huw Wheldon, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Steel, Mai Zetterling, Emlyn Williams, John Betjeman, Francis Chichester, Jack Hawkins, Stanley Holloway, Paul Scofield, Hermoine Badeley, Peggy Ashcroft, Max Adrian, Alan Badel, Alan Patrick Herbert, Peter Bull, Barbara Kelly, Sylvia Syms, Osbert Lancaster, Davy Kaye, Corbet Woodall, Trevor Howard, Googie Withers, Eric Portman, Michael Bentine (with drawing), David Anthony Quayle, Joyce Grenfell, Andrew Cruickshank, Cicily Countneidge, Fenella Feiding, Richard Briers, Clement Freud, and Kate Boyle.Condition of the Menus varies, Very Good to Very Good plus overall, with cropping to some of the menus, pinholes at the corners, and general wear from daily exposure. Housed in a lovely solander box with a design illustrating the restaurant in a Parisian style.

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        La chose freudienne ou sens du retour à Freud en psychanalyse

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

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        Waiting for Godot

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

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        Some Trees

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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