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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Literary fragments in the hieratic script

      Griffith Institute, Oxford 1956 - Rare. Griffith Institute, Oxford, 1956. First edition. Folio, xi & 71 pages, 30 plates. Original brown cloth, a fine copy. From the library of Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden with his stamp and signature on the first blank page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Situation de la psychanalyse et formation du psychanalyste en 1956 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'automne à Pékin. Paris. Les Editions de Minuit. (Mai 1956).

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Veyssière Sigma]
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        Les racines du ciel EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Picasso Lithographe III, 1949-1956

      Monte-Carlo, Editions du Livre 1956 - Volume Terzo della serie dedicata alle litografie di Pablo Picasso. Il volume include riproduzioni delle opere create tra il 1949 ed il 1956. Copia su carta Velin. Copertina e frontespizio riprodotti da litografie espressamente create da Picasso per l'edizione di questo catalogo. Lingua: Francese. Condizioni Perfette. 32x2x24,5 cm. Il libro potrebbe trovarsi ed essere spedito dall'Italia, Francia e Regno Unito. Volume III of the volumes dedicated to Picasso's lithographs. It includes reproductions of the etching created between 1949 and 1956. Copy on Velin paper. Cover and frontispiece are reproduced lithographs created by Picasso for the catalogue.Language: french. Perfect conditions. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK.

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

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

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Malayan Trilogy [Consisting of] Time For A Tiger/The Enemy in the Blanket & Beds in the East

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Junge Frau ] - Halbakt. Öl auf Karton.

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

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        AUTOBIOGRAFIA SCIENTIFICA E ULTIMI SAGGI

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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        THE CITY AND THE STARS

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE DEATH OF GRASS

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE CITY AND THE STARS

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE DEATH OF GRASS

      Michael Joseph [1956], London - Octavo, boards. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Filmed in 1970 as No Blade of Grass (which is the title of the U.S. publication of this book). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-240. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 21. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1541-44. A fine copy, top edge a bit dusty, in a near fine price clipped dust jacket, touch of rubbing to corners, white spine panel lettering shows age darkening, small closed tear to base of rear panel. (11481) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE CITY AND THE STARS

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Ben-Gurion on Defending Israel: "In the name of life and peace - we will defend our State"

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

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Set of James Bond First UK Editions 1956-66 - Including a SIGNED copy of Goldfinger

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Victory Over K2 Second Highest Peak in the World

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

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        Mumintrollet på Kometjakt

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

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        The Devil In The Book

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

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        Aniara

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

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        The Last of the Wine.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Douze petits Ecrits on I'Emulsion du Langage

      Synthèses 1956 - Beige pamphlet with blue lettering. Pamphlet slightly creased and stained. No. 59. Inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag. IB 230

      Insel Verlag 1956 - etwas berieben/bestossen, typisch nachgedunkelt, alles gut lesbar PayPal-Zahlungen bitte selbst ausführen! Bei PayPal anmelden. Dort auf "Geld senden" klicken. Meine PayPal-Adresse buchmars at gmail com. Vielen Dank! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100

      [Bookseller: 1. Hemeraner Antiquariat - buch-mars]
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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.

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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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        THE FORBIDDEN PLANET-ORIGINAL PRESSBOOK PLUS 2 HERALDS!!!-ROBBY THE ROBOT G/VG

      1956 - Take a look at this amazing piece of movie history! This is the original 1956 Press Book for THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, the first appearance of ROBBY THE ROBOT. This lot includes: 1 Pressbook measuring 12 1/2" X 17". 20 pages. 1 Coloring contest herald 12" X 17". 4 pages. 1 other herald 12" X 17". 4 pages. This pressbook is filled with poster reproductions, promotional info, cast and crew info, images from the film, promo images of the robot not available elsewhere, a synopsis of the film, and much more! Also included are the 2 heralds which are almost never up for sale! For fans of this film who want to own original collectible piece of paper, this is a much more affordable alternative to buying the one sheet which can go for upwards of $5,000! Condition is very nice, no cutouts, complete, staples are rusty and first wrap is detached, small dust shadow on first page. Heralds are nice, unused and look great! Don't sleep on this one! Condition: G/VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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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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        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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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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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