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        Le Balcon

      Marc Barbezat, Paris 1956 - Giacometti. Copy # 1338 of a limited edition of 3000 copies printed on Lana paper. With original pictorial wrapper illustrations by Alberto Giacometti. 195, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Wrappers. Fine with original glassine With original pictorial wrapper illustrations by Alberto Giacometti. 195, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo Copy # 1338 of a limited edition of 3000 copies printed on Lana paper

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        The Cup of Fury

      Channel Press, Inc., Great Neck NY 1956 - First edition. Faint dampspots on the boards, else near fine in a lightly rubbed, just about fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to the children of Sinclair's friend and associate Gaylord Wilshire: "To Myra, Mary II, & Logan with love, Upton Sinclair." Sinclair's condemnation of alcohol, told through the illnesses and deaths of various of his friends and family from drink. Wilshire, a billboard magnate turned socialist activist, was a close friend and associate of Sinclair's who tragically ended his own life after business reverses. Indeed, after many years of underwriting Socialism in general and Sinclair in particular, Wilshire lost a fortune for Sinclair attempting to run a goldmine on socialist principles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy. (1956). First. First edition. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy. .

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        Program]: Under Milk Wood. Edinburgh International Festival

      Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1956 - Octavo. [12]pp. Stapled wrappers. Faint bookstore rubberstamp on rear wrap, small duplicate and discard stamps from a library, small tears, very good. Originally produced as a BBC radio play, this program is for the premiere of the first full stage production of the play, which Thomas adapted from the radio version, but which went unproduced until four years after his death. The play opened at the Henry Miller Theatre on October 15, 1957, this program is dated 13 days later. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1956 - Quarterbound black cloth spine, blue boards titled in gilt. Stated first edition with "M-E" code first printing. Spine head bumped, spine gilt lightly rubbed, spine panel ridged. Board corners mildly bumped and rubbed/frayed. Bookseller sticker to front endpage. Glue at endpages mildly toned. Binding is sound and the book is unmarked. The DJ in mylar has $3.50 flap price intact, some dampstaining to bottom back panel, chips to spine ends, rubs to spine edge, mild even soil, slightly sunned spine. A square sound unmarked copy in unclipped DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Heinemann, 1956 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.[removed][removed]

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        Nella notte buia

      Giuseppe Muggiani, 1956. In 8, cm 17 x 24, pp. (50) con carte di varia natura (cartoncino, pergamina ecc.). Testo illustrato, con fustellature e parti applicate. Cartonatura editoriale. Edizione originale di uno dei piu' affascinanti libri realizzati da Bruno Munari. Il lavoro fu proposto a Bompiani in un primo tempo ma da questo rifiutato (...Bellissimo! Divertente! proprio molto originale, ma...dov'e' il testo? Questo non e' un libro... Questo libro e' stato stampato poi da un amico tipografo, nel 1956. Oggi e' introvabile. Alcuni esemplari sono nei musei di vari paesi...). Accame, 'Valentino Bompiani. Idee per la cultura', 1989, p. 66. ITA

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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. 653 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 and in the publisher's plain cardboard boxes. 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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        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.

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        Clement, Hal THE RANGER BOYS IN SPACE Signed US HCDJ 1st/1st VG+

      L. C. Page & Company - Ex-Library SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on half title page by author. Published in 1956. Jacket is in Very Good condition. Front of jacket has a three inch tear bottom right side on fold line. Top spine area of jacket has two chips. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Front of jacket has a light crease. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Very Good + condition. Library stamp on front end page and inside back cover. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Expedicion Y Desembarco Del "Granma" [cuban Revolution]

      Havana, Cuba: At Direction of Fidel Castro Ruiz. Good+ with no dust jacket. c1960. First Edition. Softcover. Photographs; scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. This volume comes with an official Cuban government export certificate giving description of the book and states it to be "original" (book). Scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. This volume comes with an official Cuban government export certificate giving description of the book and states it to be "original" (book). This small oblong volume, measuring approximately 6.25" x 4.25", is bound in black leather with four silver metal tips that appear on the outside corners of covers. This well-preserved book shows moderate external wear, with the metal tip of lower corner of the rear cover lacking and a small white spot to rear cover The title page exhibits light soiling, with chipping and a small stain to fore edge. The final blank page has foxed outside corners and blue stamp to the lower left corner. The interior is otherwise clean and without markings. An unusual offering. Title leaf + 29 leaves, each with two photograph portraits; 0 .

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        Joan Mirandoacute

      

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        ELS MESOS DE L'ANY

      - 1956 S. A.D. A. G Edició numerada IX/X exemplr. contenen alguna prova de la planxa inutilitzada. Introducció JOAN VINYOLI. Mesos: GENER, Josep Granyer.- aiguafort i aiguatinta, comentari salvador Espriu. FEBRER, Francesc D'A. Galí- aiguafort i aiguatinta. Comentari de J. V. Foix. MARÇ. Miquel Ibarz, aiguafort i aiguatinta. Comentari de Ramón Folch i Camarasa. ABRIL, Francesc Serra, vernís tou i aiguatinta. Comentari de Susagna March. MAIG, Jaume Pla, punta seca. Comentari de Josep Janés i Olivé. JUNY, Josep Amat, aiguafort. Comentari de Gaziel. JULIOL, Rafael Benet, punta seca. Comentari de J. Perucho. AGOST, Josep M. Prim, punta seca. Comentari de Josep M. Espinàs. SETEMBRE, Josep Mompou, punta seca. Comentari de Carles Riba. OCTUBRE, Joan Serra, punta seca. Comentari de Joan Cortès. NOVEMBRE, Martí Vives, aiguafort. Comentari de Ferran Canyameres. DESEMBRE, Maria j. Colom, aiguatinta. Comentari de Mossèn Pere Ribot. ( 41 DIBUIXOS.) Amb estoig. Signat per els autors. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue

      Harper & Brothers 1956 - First Edition with correct $2.50 flap price. Cloth backed pictorial boards -- tight, bright and unmarked. Jacket has small bit of scuffs on front, very tiny tears and tiny chips. An exceptional collectible copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SWAN, THE [IL CIGNO] (1956)

      MGM 1956 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Grace Kelly, Louis Jourdan, dir: Charles Waters; MGM. As Kelly came to the end of her screen career, she did this remake of a Molnar romantic comedy. For the Italian release, artist Ercole Brini took the standard imagery used for the US release and greatly redid it, creating an infinitely more pleasing image of the mythic Grace Kelly. On linen, with slight fold touch up, a few Italian cinema tax stamps affixed near blank right top side, NEAR FINE

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      Cape, 1956. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with some staining and foxing on the inside of the jacket, not visible from the outside. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        HOWL and Other Poems.

      San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First. paperback. very good(-). Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, black & white printed wrappers.. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Third printing. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. The white portions of the covers are dust soiled & toned; Table of Contents leaf has a flattened fold. Signed in full by Ginsberg, Great Neck, 1978, and augmented by him with a sketch of a flower, using the O of "Howl" as a center filled with the initials AH. A good, early copy of this important book.

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        Kulturhistoriskt lexikon för nordisk medeltid från vikingatid till reformationstid. 1-21 + registerband.

      Allhem, Malmö 1956-78. 22 vol. inklusive supplement och register. Förlagets svarta halvskinnband.

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        KULTURHISTORISKT LEXIKON F

      Malmø 1956 - 78. 8vo. Orig. velholdte sorte skinnbd. med vareomsl.

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        Baby Doll

      1956. First Edition . Signed. (VIDAL, Gore) WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Baby Doll. (New York): New Directions, (1956). Original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $2300.First edition in book form of WilliamsÂ’ controversial first original screenplay, filmed in 1956 by director Elia Kazan, an especially memorable association copy signed by both Tennessee Williams and his close friend Gore Vidal.The 1956 film based on Williams' screenplay created a fury, outraging audiences and critics alike with its heightened mix of sexuality and corruption. Williams' southern melodrama of a young girl married to the aging, nearly bankrupt owner of a small cotton gin drew on two earlier one-act plays (included here), and his 1977 play Tiger Tail again visited these provocative dramas. The film of Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, is considered by many to be ""the best actor's director there ever was,"" and earned its star Carroll Baker an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (New York Times). Williams' profound influence on American drama and cinema prompted film scholar R. Burton Palmer to write that ""it is hard to imagine the course of 50s and early 60s cinematic history without Williams' plays as source materialÂ… No other author through his works alone has had this kind of influence on the history of a national cinema."" Williams first met Vidal, co-signer of this distinctive association copy, in the 40s after Vidal published his controversial The City and the Pillar. They quickly became close friends, eventually collaborating in 1958 on the screenplay version of Williams' play Suddenly, Last Summer. Crandell A17.1.a. A fine signed association copy.

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        L'Esprit Confus

      Paris: 1956. Offprint from Nouvelle N. R. F., June 1, 1956. Bound by Jean De Gonet, in sanded blue nubuck with painted leather cover label, titled in black, signed and dated 1984. Provenance: Feinsilber, with bookplate inside chemise.

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        Diamonds Are Forever

      Cape, 1956 Very good in a very good dust jacket, with some tape on the inside of the jacket, not visible from the outside, and some foxing to the outside edges of the pages, but not on the pages themselves. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Straight and Narrow Path

      1956. Signed. TRACY, Honor. The Straight and Narrow Path. New York: Random House, (1956). Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1600.Early American issue, inscribed by Lyndon Johnson to Thomas Corcoran, a New Deal ""Brain Trust"" advisor to FDR who was instrumental in negotiating Johnson's place on the 1960 Democratic ticket, ""To Tommy Corcoran, who has made me understand why someday the Irish will inherit the earth, from his grateful friend Lyndon B. Johnson. USS Texas May 29, 1957.""Honor Tracy was an English writer best known for her travel writing; she eventually settled in Ireland, converted to Catholicism, and wrote a number of novels set in Ireland, as here. First published in London the same year. The recipient of this copy, Thomas Gardiner Corcoran, was a member of FDR's inner circle, the ""Brain Trust"" whose advice the president relied on. After falling out with FDR over what the Irish Catholic Corcoran considered FDR's excessively pro-British policies, Corcoran returned to private practice, but retained enormous political influence. It was FDR who forged the initial alliance between Corcoran and Johnson. When Johnson first arrived in Washington he immediately impressed Roosevelt. ""The President himself telephoned Corcoran: 'I've just met the most remarkable young man. Now I like this boy, and you're going to help him with anything you can'"" (Dallek, Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, 38). Corcoran later served as the intermediary between Kennedy and Johnson when negotiating Johnson's presence on the Democratic ticket in 1960 as the vice presidential candidate, and remained a confidante of Johnson throughout his time in office.Book fine, light soiling to white dust jacket. A near-fine copy with wonderful provenance.

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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 of Churchill's classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed. "ChurchillÂ’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 ChurchillÂ’s works" (Langworth, 312).

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        Escape from Five Shadows

      Houghton Mifflin, 1956 A fine copy in a near fine example (internally strengthened with tape) of the scarce dust jacket. Signed by Leonard on the title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Laborintus. Lasso Varga: XXVII poesie, 1951 - 1954

      Editrice Magenta (Tipografia Artigiana), 1956. In-16° (180x130mm), pp. 49, (3), brossura editoriale a risvolti con sovraccoperta in velina trasparente. Dedica autografa di Sanguineti in inchiostro viole: "A Claudio Gorlier il miglior giudice that little time with lyre and rhyme to while away - forbidden things ! Edoardo Sanguineti" [la citazione inglese è da una lirica di Edgar Allan Poe, "Romance"). Perfetto stato. Prima edizione ed opera prima, rara. Il testo di Sanguineti fu poi utilizzato da Luciano Berio per una sua composizione musicale nella quale Edoardo Sanguineti interveniva direttamente come lettore. Oggetto e simbolo. Collana di letteratura diretta da Luciano Anceschi, 6. Spaducci, p. 260. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 808. Italiano

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        El Mundo futuro. 102 números + almanaque en dos tomos. COMPLETA

      - Ediciones Toray. Colección de 102 números + almanaque 1956. Ejemplares apaisados encuadernados en 2 tomos en cartoné. 18x24 cm. Ref: 1676 [LS/013696-1676]

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        Welt, Farbe und Mensch: A, Elemente der Farbenlehre (Weihnachten 1950); L, Praktische Anweisungen und Übungen zum Malen (Pfingsten 1951); B, Verwandlungen des Farbenkreises (Weihnachten 1951); C, Physiologische Farben (Johanni 1952); D, Physische Farben, 1. Abt. (Weihnachten 1952); D, Physische Farben, 2. Abt. (Weihnachten 1953); E, Chemische Farben (Weihnachten 1954); F, Entwicklung des Farbensinnes (Michaeli 1956); Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn: Ergötzliche und lehrreiche Spielereien mit Helldunkel-Bildern und einem Prisma (Sonderheft im Rahmen der Studienreihe "Welt, Farbe und Mensch," 1952). 9-vol. set (Complete)

      Stuttgart: Published by the author, 1956. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/4"). 51, [1]pp; 48pp; 44pp; 55, [1]pp; 49, [1]pp; 55, [1]pp; 59, [1]pp; 108pp; 8pp. Original wrappers, with red lettering to front cover for issues A to L, and gold lettering to front cover of "Welt, Farbe und Mensch"'s special issue "Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn." Self-published between 1950 and 1956 by German painter Julius Hebing*, "Welt, Farbe und Mensch" (World, Color and Man) was conceived as a practical study for anyone interested in color theory**, either professionally or artistically. This work begins with the study of "Elemente der Farbenlehre" (elements of color theory) in which Goethe's color wheel is explained. This is followed by "Verwandlungen des Farbenkreises" (transformations of the color wheel); "Physische Farben" (the physiological effects of colors); "Chemische Farben" (the study of chemical colors); "Entwicklung des Farbensinnes" (the development of color perception); "Praktische Anweisungen und Übungen zum Malen" (practical instructions and training for painters).Each issue is complete with its supplement(s), such as:- Vol. A: 6 loose plates, numbered 1 to 6, and a pocket containing 21 color samples (each measuring 5 7/8 x 4"), as issued.- Vol. L: 9 loose plates, numbered 7 to 15, as issued.- Vol. B: 15 loose plates, numbered 16 to 30, and two pockets (housed in a larger one) containing turquoise color pigments and potassium dichromate, as issued.- Vol. C: 4 loose plates numbered 31 to 34, a pocket containing 11 color samples (each measuring 8 1/2 x 6"), and an envelope with 8 color filters, as issued.- Vol. D, part I: 12 loose plates numbered 35 to 46. Plate 39 being 32 b/w and color samples, as issued.- Vol. D, part II: 10 loose plates numbered 47 to 56, as issued.- Vol. E: 4 loose plates numbered 57, 58, 59/60, and 61/62 (the last two are double plates), as issued.- Vol. F: 17 loose plates numbered 63/64 to 82 (the first three are double plates), as issued.- Special issue "Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn": 7 loose plates numbered A to G, as issued. Laid in printed material for subscribers and one commercial advertisement. Some minor and sporadic age-wear to wrappers. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in fine condition. * Julius Hebing (1891-1973) was a German painter and researcher in the areas of Goethe's and Steiner's color theory (Goethe'schen und Steiner'schen Farbenlehre). Hebing experienced the horrors of W.W.I as an officer in the German army. As one of a few survivors after the bloody battle of Arras, in the ruins he found a booklet of Schopenhauer's "Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit" which awakened his interest in Philosophie. In 1934 he exhibited 50 samples of his color theory at Steiner's Goetheanum. In 1949/50 he was asked to restore Rudolf Steiner's color sketches at the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung in Dornach, Switzerland. Julius Heber passed away on the 28th of August 1973. His theory is still taught at the Waldorfschulen.** In the visual arts, color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. There are also definitions of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color and tertiary color. Although color theory principles first appeared in the writings of Leone Battista Alberti (ca 1435) and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (ca 1490), a tradition of 'colory theory' began in the 18th century, initially within a partisan controversy around Isaac Newton's theory of color ("Opticks," 1704) and the nature of primary colors.

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        History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      1956. First Edition . CHURCHILL, Winston. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, (1956-58). Four volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, spines gilt decorated with Churchill lion emblems, top edges gilt. $2800.First English editions of ChurchillÂ’s classic history, illustrated with maps and genealogical tables, handsomely bound.Churchill believed that “Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the trials and struggles is necessary to all who would comprehend the problems, perils, challenges, and opportunities which confront us to-dayÂ… It is in the hope that contemplation of the trials and tribulations of our forefathers may not only fortify the English-speaking peoples of to-day, but also play some small part in uniting the whole world, that I present this account.” “ChurchillÂ’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 scholarsÂ… 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 ChurchillÂ’s works” (Langworth, 312). Cohen A267.1.a. Woods A138(a). Langworth, 312-317. A fine set, handsomely bound.

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        Welt, Farbe und Mensch: A, Elemente der Farbenlehre (Weihnachten 1950); L, Praktische Anweisungen und Übungen zum Malen (Pfingsten 1951); B, Verwandlungen des Farbenkreises (Weihnachten 1951); C, Physiologische Farben (Johanni 1952); D, Physische Farben, 1. Abt. (Weihnachten 1952); D, Physische Farben, 2. Abt. (Weihnachten 1953); E, Chemische Farben (Weihnachten 1954); F, Entwicklung des Farbensinnes (Michaeli 1956); Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn: Ergötzliche und lehrreiche Spielereien mit Helldunkel-Bildern und einem Prisma (Sonderheft im Rahmen der Studienreihe "Welt, Farbe und Mensch," 1952). 9-vol. set (Complete)

      Published by the author, Stuttgart 1956 - Large quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/4"). 51, [1]pp; 48pp; 44pp; 55, [1]pp; 49, [1]pp; 55, [1]pp; 59, [1]pp; 108pp; 8pp. Original wrappers, with red lettering to front cover for issues A to L, and gold lettering to front cover of "Welt, Farbe und Mensch"'s special issue "Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn." Self-published between 1950 and 1956 by German painter Julius Hebing*, "Welt, Farbe und Mensch" (World, Color and Man) was conceived as a practical study for anyone interested in color theory**, either professionally or artistically. This work begins with the study of "Elemente der Farbenlehre" (elements of color theory) in which Goethe's color wheel is explained. This is followed by "Verwandlungen des Farbenkreises" (transformations of the color wheel); "Physische Farben" (the physiological effects of colors); "Chemische Farben" (the study of chemical colors); "Entwicklung des Farbensinnes" (the development of color perception); "Praktische Anweisungen und Übungen zum Malen" (practical instructions and training for painters).Each issue is complete with its supplement(s), such as:- Vol. A: 6 loose plates, numbered 1 to 6, and a pocket containing 21 color samples (each measuring 5 7/8 x 4"), as issued.- Vol. L: 9 loose plates, numbered 7 to 15, as issued.- Vol. B: 15 loose plates, numbered 16 to 30, and two pockets (housed in a larger one) containing turquoise color pigments and potassium dichromate, as issued.- Vol. C: 4 loose plates numbered 31 to 34, a pocket containing 11 color samples (each measuring 8 1/2 x 6"), and an envelope with 8 color filters, as issued.- Vol. D, part I: 12 loose plates numbered 35 to 46. Plate 39 being 32 b/w and color samples, as issued.- Vol. D, part II: 10 loose plates numbered 47 to 56, as issued.- Vol. E: 4 loose plates numbered 57, 58, 59/60, and 61/62 (the last two are double plates), as issued.- Vol. F: 17 loose plates numbered 63/64 to 82 (the first three are double plates), as issued.- Special issue "Aus dem Farben-Füllhorn": 7 loose plates numbered A to G, as issued. Laid in printed material for subscribers and one commercial advertisement. Some minor and sporadic age-wear to wrappers. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in fine condition. * Julius Hebing (1891-1973) was a German painter and researcher in the areas of Goethe's and Steiner's color theory (Goethe'schen und Steiner'schen Farbenlehre). Hebing experienced the horrors of W.W.I as an officer in the German army. As one of a few survivors after the bloody battle of Arras, in the ruins he found a booklet of Schopenhauer's "Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit" which awakened his interest in Philosophie. In 1934 he exhibited 50 samples of his color theory at Steiner's Goetheanum. In 1949/50 he was asked to restore Rudolf Steiner's color sketches at the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung in Dornach, Switzerland. Julius Heber passed away on the 28th of August 1973. His theory is still taught at the Waldorfschulen.** In the visual arts, color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. There are also definitions of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color and tertiary color. Although color theory principles first appeared in the writings of Leone Battista Alberti (ca 1435) and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (ca 1490), a tradition of 'colory theory' began in the 18th century, initially within a partisan controversy around Isaac Newton's theory of color ("Opticks," 1704) and the nature of primary colors. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HOWL and Other Poems.

      San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First. paperback. very good(-). Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, black & white printed wrappers.. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Third printing. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. The white portions of the covers are dust soiled & toned; Table of Contents leaf has a flattened fold. Signed in full by Ginsberg, Great Neck, 1978, and augmented by him with a sketch of a flower, using the O of "Howl" as a center filled with the initials AH. A good, early copy of this important book.

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        Nella notte buia

      Giuseppe Muggiani, Milano 1956 - In 8, cm 17 x 24, pp. (50) con carte di varia natura (cartoncino, pergamina ecc.). Testo illustrato, con fustellature e parti applicate. Cartonatura editoriale. Edizione originale di uno dei piu' affascinanti libri realizzati da Bruno Munari. Il lavoro fuÂproposto a Bompiani in un primo tempoÂma da questo rifiutato (.Bellissimo! Divertente! proprio molto originale, ma.dov'e' il testo? Questo non e' un libro. Questo libro e' stato stampato poi da un amico tipografo, nel 1956. Oggi e' introvabile. Alcuni esemplari sono nei musei di vari paesi.). Accame, 'Valentino Bompiani. Idee per la cultura', 1989, p. 66. ITA

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        Photograph inscribed

      1956. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry. Photograph inscribed. No place, August 12, 1956. Black-and-white photographic print, measuring 13 by 10-1/2 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 by 19 inches. $12,500.Large photographic print showing Truman smiling and holding up the famous issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune in which his loss to Dewey was erroneously predicted based on incomplete returns, inscribed: ""To Courteney Darber with happy memories! 8/12/56 Harry Truman.""This inscribed photograph captures Truman gleefully holding up the Chicago Daily Tribune, which erroneously announced his electoral defeat. During the 1930s and 1940s, editor and publisher Robert ""Bertie"" McCormick used the Chicago Daily Tribune's editorial pages to promote his conservative agenda. The Tuesday, November 2, 1948 headline was ""Go to the Polls Today! / Landslide / for Dewey / is Expected / Democrats Cling / to Wisp of Hope."" Most polls in the presidential campaign of 1948 showed the Republican candidate, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, with such a commanding lead over Truman that some pollsters even quit polling voters weeks before the election, missing out on Truman's last-minute surge in popularity. On election night, Truman, aided by the Secret Service, sneaked away from reporters covering him in Kansas City and made his way to nearby Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a small resort town. There, he took a room in the local hotel, had a Turkish bath, and went to sleep. As East coast returns came in, Dewey took an early lead, winning all the northeast states from Maryland to Maine, except for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Then Truman started to pull ahead. However, some radio commentators, such as H.V. Kaltenborn of CBS, confidently predicted that once the ""late returns"" came in, Dewey would overcome Truman's lead and win.At midnight, Truman awoke and turned on the radio in his room; he heard Kaltenborn announce that, while Truman was still ahead in the popular vote, he couldn't possibly win. For the rest of his life, Truman would gleefully mimic Kaltenborn's voice predicting his defeat throughout that election night. Around 4 a.m., Truman awoke again, heard on the radio that his lead was nearly two million votes, and decided to ride back to Kansas City, and from there, take the train back to Washington, D.C. The Tribune had endorsed Dewey and the entire republican slate. In fact, 85% of the nation's daily newspapers supported the New York Governor. Returns were coming in slowly and the Tribune staff was running out of time before the printing deadline. The lead story in the Tribune by reporter Arthur Sears Henning began: ""Dewey and Warren won a sweeping victory in the presidential election yesterday."" A bit of unobtrusive creasing to photograph. Near-fine, handsomely framed.

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        Contract signed

      1956. FAULKNER, William. Typed Contract between William Faulkner and Twentieth Century-Fox, being an Option Agreement for the motion picture rights to THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Signed twice by Faulkner. Beverly Hills, California: Twentieth Century-Fox, September 1, 1956. Nine pages, plus one page with NotariesÂ’ signatures, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Contract with two alterations on pages 3 & 4, each initialed by Faulkner. With a 3-page carbon “Synopsis of Contract”, by the Legal Department of Twentieth Century-Fox, summarizing the terms of the agreement. $21,000.Typed contract twice signed by Faulkner for the sale of the rights to film his masterpiece The Sound and the Fury to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000. Twice initialed by Faulkner near corrections.FaulknerÂ’s great novel—many would call it one of the most important American novels of the 20th century—was first published by Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith in 1929. Radically experimental in form, with four different narrators (including the conscious stream of a castrated idiot), each recounting an aspect of the tragic demise of the Compson family, and touching on the untouchable (to Hollywood) themes of race, incest, madness, and suicide, The Sound and the Fury is quite possibly the least filmable of any great American novels. Nevertheless, 27 years after the bookÂ’s publication, Hollywood was clearly interested, and in this document Faulkner agreed to sell the movie rights to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000, to be paid out over several years. In 1959, FoxÂ’s movie The Sound and the Fury—which can only be called a loose adaptation of FaulknerÂ’s novel—was released, starring Joanne Woodward as Quentin Compson and Yul Brynner as Jason. Holes punched in the left margin; laid into studioÂ’s printed brown paper wrappers. Fine condition.

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