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        Picasso Dessins d'un demi-siècle.

      Paris: Berggruen. 1956 - Original color lithograph for the 2 covers of the Berggruen catalogue. 220 x 240 image size. Catalogue is complete. From the collection of the famous Picasso collector, Stanley J. Seeger. Mourlot, 268; Cramer, 82. In protective mylar cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Prophet Daniel with the Lions.

      Paris: Mourlot. 1956 - Color lithograph. Framed. Mourlot, 142.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Selected Prose. Edited by Hyde Cox and Edward Connery Lathem

      New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1956. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth. Fine in VG dj. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. With a card signed: "Robert Frost/ South Shatsbury, Vt."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Sixpence That Rolled Away

      24 pp. Publisher's original colour pictorial boards in pictorial dust wrapper. Jacket design by Edward Bawden. Dj slightly edgeworn with short tear. Endpapers darkened. No ownership names. Dj not price-clipped. With five full-page colour lithographs by Bawden and a further six black & white illustrations, also by Bawden. Colour plates bold and vibrant. Scarce, especially in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Foster Books]
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        L.A.S. datée du 23 mai 1956 : "Cher Monsieur, Voulez-vous m'excuser de répondre avec retard à votre lettre du 5 mai. J'aime beaucoup Pierre Brune et c'est avec joie que j'accepte de figurer dans le comité dont vous me parlez. En vous priant de transmettre à Brune mes amitiés et mes meilleurs voeux..."

      1956. 1 lettres autographe signée de l'auteur, 1956 Très bon état. Intéressant témoignage d'amitié de Tristan Tzara envers l'artiste Pierre Brune, qui mourra une semaine après la rédaction de cette lettre. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        A group of 13 offprints Franz Josef Kallmann The Genetic Theory of Schizophrenia: An Analysis of 691 Schizophrenic Twin Index Families

      Various, 1946-1956 - "Franz Josef Kallmann, MD (1897-1965), a German-born American psychiatrist, was one of the pioneers in the study of the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. He developed the use of twin studies in the assessment of the relative roles of heredity and the environment in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disease." WikipediaA group of 13 offprints. Including: The Genetic Theory of Schizophrenia: An Analysis of 691 Schizophrenic Twin Index Families. American Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 103, No. 3, November 1946 309-322; Modern Concepts of Genetics in Relation to Mental Health and Abnormal Personality Development. The Psychiatric Quarterly Vol. 21, pages 535-553, October 1947; Heredity and Constitution in Relation to the Treatment of Mental Disorders. Failures of Psychiatric Treatment, 1948 132-149; The Genetics of Human Behavior. The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 113. No. 6. December, 1956 496-501; Psychiatric Aspects of Genetic Counseling. American Journal of Human Genetics. Vol. 8. No. 2. June 1956 97-101;The Genetics of Psychotic Behavior Patterns. Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, 1954; 33: 357-366; Twin Data in the Analysis of Mechanisms of Inheritance. American Journal of Human Genetics Vol. 6 No. 1. March 1954. 157-162; Twin and Sibship Study of Overt Male Homosexuality. American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1952 136-146. with others (full list upon request)All first separate editions. 10 with compliments of the author stamp. Few with F. B. Hutt ownership stamp. Offprint. Original wraps when issued as such. All in very good condition. Minor foxing to Genetics of Psychotic Behavior Patters. Genetics. Psychiatry. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Meeting Prehistoric Man

      Thames & Hudson, London 1956 - Previous owners bookplate. Dust jacket shows minimum shelf/edge/corner wear with slight chipping near spine. A 3/4 inch chip missing top back and a 1/2 inch closed tear. Stain on front free endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HERB RIESSEN-RARE BOOKS]
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        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]
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        Tristes tropiques

      New edition for which it was not taken from large papers. Signed autograph signed by Claude Levi-Strauss to René Bailly. Iconography. Pleasant complete copy of his first illustrated jacket but with a mention of a thousand. Minor marginal tears on the latter. Plon Paris 1956 14x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Zeitschrift für Ostforschung - Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung = ZfO 47 Jahrgänge in Halbpergament gebunden Vorhanden sind Jahrgänge 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 19, und die Jahrgänge 21 bis 59

      Marburg, Herder-Institut,, 1956-2010. - Je Band ca. 600 S. - 800 S., einige Abbildungen, Karten und Tabellen Angebot gilt für 47 komplette Jahrgänge. Vorhanden sind Jahrgänge 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 19, und die Jahrgänge 21 bis 59 Gute und saubere Exemplare. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO), von 1952 bis 1994 "Zeitschrift für Ostforschung" Behandelt Geschichte und Kultur der schwerpunktmäßig in den Grenzen der heutigen Staaten Polen, Tschechien, Slowakei, Belarus, Ukraine, Litauen, Lettland und Estland gelegenen historischen Länder und Regionen. Die ZfO erscheint im Auftrag des Herder-Institutes. Beachten Sie, die Bände haben ein Gewicht von ca. 82 kg. Die Versandkosten betragen innerhalb der EU 120 € , innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 83000 Halbpergamentbände, ca. 18 x 24,3 cm, Band 5 abweichendes Format, ab Bd. 29 wurden breitere Pergamentstreifen benutzt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im OPUS, Silvia Morch-Israel]
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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. 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: "If I close my eyes and picture LA, all I see is one big varicose vein." And it was during her stay in New York that she once again encountered Arthur Miller, whom she had met on a movie set five years before. Now that Monroe was in New York, they started dating. The 1975 letter from Monroe's ex-husband was sent thirteen years after Marilyn's death and fourteen years after the couple's divorce. Miller's letter was written on his personal stationary to the "Heller's"" and offers his ""congratulations and good wishes on your anniversary"".Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe's marriage, considered odd by many, did not last. It is believed that Marilyn had misgivings about going through with the religious ceremony just after they had conducted their civil ceremony. Rumor has it that Marilyn happened to come across Miller's notebook lying open on a table, and discovered that he was disappointed in her, feared that his own creativity would be threatened by this pitiable, dependent, unpredictable waif he had married, and was seriously regretting the union. Marilyn told friends that he also wrote, "The only one I will ever love is my daughter", though Miller could not recall having written that. It was a blow from which the marriage would never recover. Things went steadily from bad to worse and although Miller wrote the script of The Misfits for Marilyn, the pair separated in 1960 and divorced the following year.An extremely scarce and unique set. Provenance:This fantastic Monroe ALS is ex Howard Goldman, whose fabulous collection was auctioned by Sotheby's over 20 years ago, though this favorite was retained and displayed by his wife. It was last sold in 1976 via the Charles Hamilton Auction House. Included with these four pieces will be the original Charles Hamilton Auction Catalogue from June 3, 1976 where these items appear as lot #4, with original invoice included."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Zoo Quest to Guiana [with] Zoo Quest for a Dragon [with] Zoo Quest in Paraguay [with] Quest in Paradise [with] Zoo Quest to Madagascar [with] Quest under Capricorn. THE 'ZOO QUEST' SERIES COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS WITH SIGNATURE

      Lutterworth Press, 1956. 6 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispieces and very numerous coloured and monochrome plates throughout; original cloth (green/red/green/red/blue/green respectively), gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper (a few wrappers lightly chafed at headbands). SECOND VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON CARD MOUNTED ON HALF-TITLE. A remarkably bright, fresh set in the original colourful wrappers of Attenborough's earliest books, recording his 'Zoo Quest' animal-foraging expeditions in many different territories. Well-illustrated and delightfully written, these early titles display much of the talent and infectious charm that has since made their author a naturalist, broadcaster and presenter of world renown. The series captures well the appeal of his first-ever television series 'Zoo Quest' that ran on the BBC from 1954-1964. It also gave rise, incidentally (in those far-off pre-computer days), to a highly popular board game! 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). Two omnibus volumes of extracts were published for a new generation of readers in the 1980s. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE.

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Bord de Rivière.

      - Heliotype und Pochoir in Farben nach einem Gemälde, 1956, auf Velin, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 34,5:43,5 cm, Blattgröße 50:65,5 cm. Mit zwei vertikalen Knickfalten in den breiten seitlichen Rändern und einer horizontalen Knickfalte unmittelbar unterhalb der Darstellung im Unterrand. Herausgegeben von Guy Spitzer, Paris. – Ein von 300 Exx. Nicht mehr bei Walterskirchen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Ohne Titel». Orig.-Pochoir nach dem Bild « Rythme sans fin».

      Basel, Galerie Beyeler 1956 - 18 x 14 cm, Umschlag mit montierter Grafik in Klappkarte, Tadell. Von der Künstlerin rechts unten handschriftlich moogramiert. - Nr. 124 von 300 Exemplaren. Als 12. Neujahrsgabe der Galerie Beyeler, Basel, im Dezember 1956 erschienen. Auf dem gefalteten Büttenblatt nummeriert und mit dem Namen des Empfängers versehen. 600 gr. Schlagworte: Grafik - nach 1945Neueingänge - Grafik, Gemälde, Plakate [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Good Grief, More Peanuts (Signed)

      Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1956 - (Signed) Rinehart & Co, New York (1956). Original Wraps. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON HALF-TITLE "Best wishes -Jayne- Charles M. Schulz." Oblong 12mo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2"). Damp stain on right upper corner of front cover and edges. Six pages are stained by old newspaper strips laid in. Now removed. Book was bought from Friends Of Library sale and donated by a fromer Board member so signature is authentic! This book is scarce signed in any condition and priced to reflect flaws. Bound in original red pictorial wrappers, illustrated in black and white. First printing, with the Rinehart "circle R" logo on copyright page. Additional pictures avaiable on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fleur Fine Books]
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        Picasso Lithographe: Notices et Catalogue III, 1949-1956 [WITH TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS]

      Andrà Sauret - Editions du Livre 1956 - Unread. Original glassine over lithographic dust-jacket. Complete with its two original lithographs (dust-jacket and frontispiece), this volume is a fabulous pictorial inventory of prints Pablo Picasso's did between 1949 and 1956. It is the third of a 4-vol. catalogue set. Glassine in in very good condition. The bookis in very good condition with bump to bottom corner tips. Text in French. 158pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orca Knowledge Systems, Inc.]
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        Belinda. Original-Lithographie.

      [Aschaffenburg, 1956]. . Vogel 42. - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung "für Frau Hegewisch" (d.i. Erika Hegewisch, Ehefrau des langjährigen Sammlerfreundes Klaus Hegewisch), handschriftlich SIGNIERT und datiert sowie mit zusätzlichen Drucksignatur. - In nur kleiner Auflage erschienen, wohl aus der Aschaffenburger Lithographie-Werkstatt von Guido Dessauer, Buntpapierfabrikant und Kunstmäzen. Auf Vermittlung seines Lehrers Alfred Mahlau hatte Janssen von 1952 bis 1956 für Dessauer arbeiten können und in seinem Auftrag Gemälde, Keramiken und Farbholzschnitte geschaffen, vor allem aber sich die Technik der Lithographie angeeignet. - Straßenszene mit einer Frau und ihrem sich an der Leine aufbäumenden Hund, der sich anschickt, sich auf zwei junge Männer zu stürzen. - Oberes Drittel schwach knitterspurig

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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        Damn Yankees

      New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Stated "First printing" on copyright page.) 164pp. Gray cloth with black and gilt stamping, mounted photo at front, orange top stain. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket spine panel darkened and a little scratched, faint scratch on back panel, price intact ($2.95). A lovely copy of the Broadway smash.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Grabados Del Taller De Grafica Popular. 23 Grabados y Litografías De Cada Uno De los Componentes Del TGP.

      TGP, Mexico 1956 - 27.5cms x 21.5cms. Cubiertas originales en buen estado. Con 22 de los 23 grabados, faltando el grabado de Xavier Iñiguez. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Urbe]
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        \'Phaedra\' von Jean Racine. Regie: Ulrich Erfurth. Schwarz-weiß Fotografie (Szenenfoto) lose auf Karton befestigt.

      Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 20.12.1956. Leichte Läsuren an den Ecken des Bildes. Maße: ca 26x19 cm (HxB). Auf dem Karton sind Angaben zum Theaterstück mit Schreibmaschine vermerkt. Von Clausen auf dem Karton mit Bleistift signiert. Auf der Rückseite mit dem Stempel der Fotografin. Eine der gewohnt brillianten Aufnahmen von Clausen, mit beeindruckender Tiefe. Rosemarie Clausen war die berühmteste Theaterfotografin nach dem 2. Weltkrieg in Deutschland. Hervorstehend sind sicherlich ihre Arbeiten mit Gustaf Gründgens, Wolfgang Borchert. Famous german photographer, spezialised for theatre. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fotografie, Photo, Theater, Theatre, signiert, signed

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      JONATHON CAPE, LONDON 1956 - Good binding, clean body and unmarked text. General shelf/edge wear, slightly cocked binding, rubbed cover, and fading spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1956 EDITION: 257 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

      New York: S.A. Russell Company. (1956). First. First Harbor Scholars' Classics edition. Originally published in 1935. Corner bumped, some rubbing and few spots on the rear board, about near fine. Inscribed by DuBois to his brother-in-law William Graham, brother of his wife, Shirley Graham: "For Bill Xmas 1957. W.E.B. Du Bois." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LA RIVOLUZIONE UNGHERESE UNA DOCUMENTATA CRONOLOGIA DEGLI AVVENIMENTI ATTRAVERSO LE TRASMISSIONI DELLE STAZIONI RADIO UNGHERESI

      MONDADORI 1956 - ITALIANO Illustrazioni in nero fuori testo, pagine brunite causa tempo, copertina morbida illustrata, ingiallita e con strappi al dorso ed ai bordi

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        The Cotton Pickers

      London: Robert Hale, (1956). London: Robert Hale. (1956). First. First edition, preceding the American edition by 13 years. A little light foxing to the foredge else fine in a bright, near fine dustwrapper with some old internal paper repairs. .

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        The Concentration of Essential Personnel in American Cities

      RAND Corporation 1956 - ATOMIC BOMB. The Concentration of Essential Personnel in American Cities. Margaret Bright Rowan. The RAND Corporation, May 1956. 72pp. 11x8 inches. RARE. No copies located in WorldCat/OCLC $500 Perhaps nothing is obvious unless it is established or labeled so; perhaps the obviousness must be stated at least once before it can be officially, recognizably, the case. And perhaps the greater the obviousness is, the more the need to make it officially so. Perhaps nothing is so incredibly obvious that it can be studied and dissected and established. This seems to be more the case in more recent history than in time more further removed: that millions of dollars can be spent “proving” that children do not like to be separated from their mothers, or that cars will go faster downhill than up, or that people will respond to proper medication better than not, and so on, so on into the night, just seem not to need a vastly-funded proof. And so the case with nuclear warfare, people, and cities. In this RAND report from 1956, the great issue seems to be laid to rest, once and for all: the problem with nuclear weapons being exploded in/over cities is that since cities are filled with people, people will be killed. And if those people in the cities are there because of professions that depend on city-settings, then more of those people will be killed than not. Rand report But what this report was really about was the unfortunate aspect of the impact if nuclear warfare on leadership and working positions in significant and strategic industrial/business/government professions. And what the report finds is this: since the vast majority of these positions are located in cities (defined as 100,000 population and above), and since cities will be the major targets in a nuclear “exchange”, the overwhelming majority of these people will be killed, thus leading to strategic human resource vacancies post-war. It seems that 95% of aeronautical engineers in the U.S. would be killed in a nuclear war, which I guess would mean that it would be difficult to design new aircraft and such in the post apocalypse world. Of course these people would be killed because it was their industrial base that was being targeted and they were collateral damage, so there wouldn’t be any industrial base to produce the components necessary to build, say, a B-52. That part of the equation is not addressed here, though. Nor is there any sort of recommendation presented to fix the problem. The RAND document just painfully points out the obvious, once and for all; no one really knew what to do with the information now that it was there, in black and white. Certain people could be evacuated, saved from the maelstrom; but saved for what? There were other evacuation plans that were completely doomed from the beginning, sheltering plans, Dr. Strangelove arrangements, but all of that would come into their pitiful being later on. First, though, the bitter reality of what everyone already knew--one of the greatest of all obviousnesses–had to be make its appearance in print. And so it did. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cotton Pickers

      London: Robert Hale. (1956). First. First edition, preceding the American edition by 13 years. A little light foxing to the foredge else fine in a bright, near fine dustwrapper with some old internal paper repairs. .

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        Howl and other poems. The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four.

      San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 - Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrappers toned to edges with some light marks, small strip torn from head of rear cover, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Quare Fellow. A Comedy-Drama.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1956 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled but otherwise an excellent copy of the book, with the good jacket rubbed at the extremities and chipped to ends and corners. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author in Gaelic to Italian film actor and director Marcello Pagliero (1907-80), "Breandan o Beacain, do Marcello Pagliero, 8th Meireain, 1957", on the half-title. The connection between Behan and Pagliero, who is notable for his work with Roberto Rossellini (Pagliero had most notably starred in "Rome, Open City" in 1945), is an unexpected one. Perhaps Behan was attempting to secure interest for a film adaptation. Pagliero seems to have made no move in this direction, but evidently passed the copy on to fellow Paris-based screenwriter Jacqueline Sundstrom, whose ownership inscription appears on the front free endpaper. Sundstrom did, with Arthur Dreifuss, help to adapt the play for the 1962 film, which starred Patrick McGoohan. Sundstrom evidently developed some bond with Behan, as she is noted to have attended his funeral. Throughout the text are several pencil annotations marking Behan's obscure colloquialisms. The Quare Fellow is the author's first book and his key play, and is uncommon inscribed, especially with such compelling associations. Set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, it is also the origin of the song "The Auld Triangle", now a staple of Irish music, though most are unaware that it was composed by Behan for the play. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SET OF OZ BOOKS. 14 Volumes

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1956. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. Offered is a near fine complete fourteen volume set of Oz books. The set includes the following; "The Wizard of Oz"; "Ozma of Oz"; "The Lost Princess of Oz"; "Glinda of Oz"; "The Tin Woodman of Oz"; "Tik-Tok of Oz"; "The Magic of Oz"; "The Land of Oz"; "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"; "The Emerald City of Oz"; "Rinkitink of Oz"; "The Scarecrow of Oz"; "The Road to Oz"; "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz." All uniformly bound in white cloth and color pictorial covers. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill. A bright, clean and colorful set.

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        NOTE AZZURRE. A cura di Dante Isella. “Opere di Carlo Dossi” - Volume I - Tomo I e II.

      Milano, s.e. (ma Ricciardi Editore - Tipografia Maestri), 1956. In-8 p., 2 tomi, cartoncino orig. bianco con sovracoperta muta in carta Ingres azzurra, cofanetto mod. in cartonato azzurro, pp. XXII,(2),448, 2 cc.b.; (8),906,(6) (numeraz. continua), a fogli sciolti; illustrato f.t. da 16 tavole in b.n. per lo più di ritratti (1 tav. riproduce il facsimile di una pagina dei quaderni delle “Note”). I due frontespizi, senza riferimenti editoriali, portano l'indicazione “Prove di stampa - Milano, dicembre 1956”. E' questo uno dei pochissimi esemplari dell'"edizione originale integrale" che Ricciardi aveva stampato nel 1955, avvalendosi della sapiente opera filologica di Dante Isella. A lavoro ultimato e con le copie pronte in tipografia, l'editore Ricciardi e Raffaele Mattioli, in un incontro con Franco Pisani (il figlio di Dossi), decisero di non procedere con l'edizione prevista in due serie: 1.000 esempl. nn. in carta comune e 150 su carta Maslianico (numer. 1-99 + I-XXIV e il resto nn. f.c.), per timore di possibili azioni legali da parte degli eredi di alcuni personaggi citati nell'opera. “Delle ca. 1.200 copie se ne sarebbero impaginate soltanto 138 (100 per me, 38 all'editore), da offrire graziosamente per uso riservatissimo agli studiosi”: così Franco Dossi in “Libero tra boschi e prati”, p. 206. Questi esemplari corrispondono alla serie di testa in carta pregiata dell'ediz. Ricciardi 1955, confezionata in due tomi, a fogli sciolti, con elegante brossura azzurra, e posti in cofanetto. Da questa tiratura venne però rimosso qualsiasi riferimento editoriale: vennero sostituite le pp. (V)-(X) del primo tomo con un nuovo fascicolo (il nuovo frontesp. porta la dicitura “Prove di stampa / Milano, Dicembre 1956” ed è assente la pagina con la “Dichiarazione dell'editore”) e così pure il frontesp. del secondo tomo (cfr. Isella - Reverdini “I libri di Carlo Dossi”, p. 117). La ns. copia - una delle 138 a fogli sciolti - porta, alla prima pagina bianca del tomo I°, una nota autografa del figlio dell'autore: “Queste prove di stampa / sono affidate alla discrezione / e quindi alla responsabilità / di Camillo Giussani / Franco Pisani Dossi”. “Carlo Alberto Pisani-Dossi (1849-1910) fu autore inattuale in vita, di fama crescente dopo morte, diventato ‘di culto' ai giorni nostri. Legato alla Scapigliatura lombarda ha prodotto una quindicina di opere, una più rara dell'altra nelle edizioni originali. La più curiosa tra queste è una raccolta di aforismi, racconti, aneddoti, letture, una sorta di diario privato che Dossi tenne per tutta la vita e lasciò sotto forma di sedici quaderni, con le copertine azzurre, da cui il nome "Note azzurre".” Così Moosbrugger “Le note bruciate di Dossi” (Wuz, 3, apr. 2002). Solo qualche fiorit. ai tagli esterni, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Portrait photograph of Carol Channing in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

      New York 1956 - The print used for reproduction in PORTRAITS (1978). Half-length frontal, in costume, pointing to her jewelry, and singing. 1 vols. 33.6 x 22.7 cm. (13-1/4 x 9 inches). From the estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978) Verso with atelier stamp and ink notations, giving the name of the subject ("Carol Channing . singing Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"), date, the photographer's reference to negative and print ("viii - 00 - 10"), and with pencilled indication to the printer for reduction Half-length frontal, in costume, pointing to her jewelry, and singing. 1 vols. 33.6 x 22.7 cm. (13-1/4 x 9 inches) The print used for reproduction in PORTRAITS (1978).

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        THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

      London: Hutchinson, 1956. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; brick red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 192pp. Light foxing to endpapers, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is the second issue, both prices clipped, resulting in an uneven cut to bottom corner of the front flap; rear panel a bit soiled, shallow chipping at crown and upper corner tips, a tiny chip at the base of the front joint, and a larger one at the lower right corner; several edgetears with attendant creasing; Very Good only. Preceded only by the wrappered French First, the British Edition was the first in hardcover and the first to be translated into English. Basis for the 1958 film noir 'Vertigo,' directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. The Dark Page, Vol.2, p.10-11.

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        The Devil in the Book (LIMITED, NUMBERED, SIGNED BY DALTON TRUMBO)

      California Emergency Defense Committee, Los Angeles, California 1956 - States ""First Printing, May, 1956." No. 710 of a Limited, Signed Edition of 750 copies, signed in red ink "Dalton Trumbo" immediately below the limitation. Trumbo -- a member of the "Hollywood 10" -- protests the "Smith Act" prosecutions of current or former officer of the Communist Party. A couple of the pages remain unopened; this 108-page, stapled pamphlet, despite being age-toned to edges, would probably grade "very good" save for the inch-and-a-half triangular dampstain to lower outside corner of the wraps (impinges no text to interior.) An important artifact of the "Red Scare" era. Trumbo signatures are sought-after. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        My Lord what a Morning

      The Viking Press, New York 1956 - First edition. Illustrated. viii, 312pp. 8vo. Anderson's autobiograph, inscribed on the ffep: "To Ulric de Vaere with kind regards from Marian Anderson." Original half green cloth, in dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Desmond O'Grady - "I will be here Forever". / Two original photographs by John Minihan, showing Desmond O'Grady at his future graveside in Kinsale, stating to John Minihan "John, i will be here forever". Wonderful and rare association archive from the library of irish Beckett-photographer John Minihan and irish poet Adam Wyeth.

      Original photograph by John Minihan on archival paper. Image: 25 cm 18 cm / Framed: 45,5 cm x 38,5 cm. From the library of irish photographer John Minihan. With John's copyright-stamp verso. Signed and titled by John Minihan verso. O'Grady, Desmond [Fellini, Federico]. Small, fantastic Archive of signed and inscribed books, audio-files of Desmond O'Grady reading (on CD) and an original, locally produced film portrait (on a small, limited numbers on DVD's only) and an inscribed 5-page essay by Desmond O'Grady on "Beckett in Paris" as well as two original photographs by John Minihan, showing Desmond O'Grady at his future graveside in Kinsale, stating to John Minihan "John, i will be here forever". Wonderful and rare association archive from the library of irish Beckett-photographer John Minihan and irish poet Adam Wyeth. [Includes the signed and inscribed copies of 1.The Road Taken (Poems 1956 - 1996) / 2. Hellas (1971) / 3. The Dark Edge of Europe - Poems (1967) / 4. His Scaldcrane's Nest (1979) / 5. The Headgear of the Tribe: Selected Poems (1979) / 6. Beckett in Paris (inscribed Essay-Offprint from the Journal of Beckett Studies (1993) / 7. The Wandering Celt - Audio - Spoken Word Reading (CD) / 8. Film "A Life in a Day of Desmond O'Grady" by Adam Wyeth / 9. Alexandrian Notebook (1989) / 10. My Fields This Springtime (1993) / 11. My Alexandrina - Poems and Prose (2006) Inscribed by Desmond O'Grady (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) / 12. Two original photographs of Desmond O'Grady by irish photographer John Minihan. Kinsale, 1967-2002. 8. 487, 14, 85, 51, 98, 5, 31, 14, 130 pages. / The photographs of Desmond O'Grady signed by John Minihan. Original Hardcover / Softcover editions with original dustjackets (if asked for). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The CD covers broken and scratched. The photograph in excellent condition. Seamus Heaney said about Desmond O'Grady: "Desmond OGrady is one of the senior figures in Irish Literary life, exemplary in the way he has committed himself over the decades to the vocation of poetry and has lived selflessly for the art."

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        Bible.

      Paris Éditions de la Revue Verve 1956 - Verve vol. VIII, nos. 33 et 34. In-folio; 11 Bll., farblithograph. Doppeltitel, 28 ganzseitige Lithographien (davon 16 farbig), 105 Lichtdruck-Taf.; farblithograph. OPp. (Kapitale minimal verfärbt, fliegende Vorsätze mit Klebebandspuren); sehr schönes Exemplar. Die französische Originalausgabe. Enthält Chagalls zwischen 1930 und 1955 entstandene Radierungen zum Alten Testament in ausgezeichneter Wiedergabe sowie eine Reihe von eigens für diese Publikation geschaffener Originallithographien. Mit einführenden Texten von Meyer Schapiro und Jean Wahl. - Beiliegt: Ausstellungsprospekt Galerie Gérald Cramer, Genève 1960. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        As nupcias do Ceu e do Inferno

      Editora Civilizacao Brasileira - Rio de Janeiro 1956 - Exemplar numero 113 destinada aos bibliofilos. Com ilustracoes do proprio Blake expressamente gravadas em fotolito e impresas por Jairo Sabak. Colecao Maldoror. Traducao de Oswaldino Marques. 55 paginas. 24,5x17 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Holzschnitte im Neuen China. Woodcuts of New China, 1956

      Peking: Verlag fur Fremdsprachige Literatur, 1956 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 35.5*26.5cm, 6p, 40 plates. Portfolio slightly water stained, pages and plates crisp and clean. Text in German. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Les Enfants de L'Artiste"

      Zurich: Maison Kratz, 1956. Erni, Hans. Lithographic print measuring 23 1/4 by 18 7/8 inches. One of 200 numbered copies, this one signed by the artist, with his name incorporated into a small drawing of a bull's head, and inscribed vertically, "For Martin Oberstein cordially 30 12 56." The lithograph is printed in five colors on a black background and shows two children sitting next to a wagon wheel. One child wears a blue sweater and holds a doll, while the other wears a black sweater over a yellow outfit. Hans Erni was an extremely prolific Swiss contemporary artist, who designed everything from postage stamps to wall murals, as well as sculptures, book illustrations, and more, right up until his death in 2015 at the age of 106. Erni admired Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and their influence can be seen in this depiction of Erni's children, including in the use of negative space on the black background and in the color palette. Lithographs by Erni come up for auction regularly, but this particular print has not appeared for several decades. Inscribed to Martin Oberstein, a professional calligrapher who worked for Tiffany's and taught calligraphy at a number of schools and workshops in New York. Print adhered to a card board and framed in a gilded wood frame, measuring 32 by 28 1/4 inches. (Cailler, Hans Erni catalogue raisonné, no. 173).

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London: Cassell, 1956-58.. FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes, octavo. Handsomely bound in dark green half morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A fine copy of this monumental multi-volume book. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published.

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