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        Virgil Finlay, Signed Original Art Work for Other Worlds Science Fiction Digest April 1956 ( SF Artwork/ Cover Illustration )

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

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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. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

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        Giovanni’s Room.

      New York: The Dial Press, 1956. First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Signed by James Baldwin on the half title page. Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. "If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one" (Michael Ondaatje).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        GEORGES BRAQUE Derriere Le Miroir No.85-86; 4 Lithographs

       GEORGES BRAQUE, Derriere Le Miroir No. 85-86; Georges Braque Maeght Editeur 1956 - Paris: Maeght, 1956. 20 pages including covers In French Loose wraps with original color lithograph on front and back of Braque's illustration. Four total original color lithographs by Georges Braque; front cover, one double-page, two full page. Includes one double page b/w reproduction of photograph of Braque at work on the very lithograph featured on the double-page litho, portraying a bird and still life with table, a nest, and eggs. Condition: Some wear, staining and soiling to cover. Tracks of use: finger prints, some light stains Lithographs minimum stained to corners.

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        Bronze Culture of Ancient China An Archaeological Study of Bronze Objects from Northern Honan, dating from about 1400 B.C. - 771 B.C. Limited edition of 500 copies only. This copy signed by the author.

      Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1956 - Royal Ontario Museum Studies Number Five. First edition #28 of an edition limited to five hundred copies, imperial 8vo (11¼ x 8¼), pp. xviii, 220, 100 plates, figures, map, indexes. Original gilt lettered & gilt decorated green cloth in original color pictorial dust jacket. Very good+ clean copy in a very good dust jacket. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete. H6193 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eloge De Charles Camion by Charles Vildrac

      Paris: Manuel Bruker, 1956. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Loose as issued in cream printed wrappers with original glassine. Fine in fine folding case, black leather spine label printed in gilt. Camion, Charles. Unpaginated. 33.5 x 26.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 90 of 200 on Vidalon Blanc. 8 original lithographs by Camion, six in color, three double-page, one in bistre and one black and white, printed by Mourlot. Charles Camoin was a French painter associated with the Fauves. Camoin met Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau's class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Matisse and his friends, formed the original group of artists labeled the Fauves for their wild, expressionist-like use of color. Camoin always remained close to Matisse. A livre d'artiste composition.

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        SOMETIME, NEVER: THREE TALES OF IMAGINATION by William Golding, John Wyndham [and] Mervyn Peake

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1956 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Original anthology collecting three novellas: "Envoy Extraordinary" by William Golding (science fiction set in the ancient world), "Consider Her Ways" by John Wyndham (feminist science fiction set in a dystopian future), and "Boy in Darkness" by Mervyn Peake (a fantastic tale set in the world of Titus Groan). Golding's story was adapted later as a play and published as THE BRASS BUTTERFLY (1958). According the Berger (Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 196-8), Wyndham's "haunting" novella in which "the preventable is not prevented," is "the quintessence of dystopian fiction." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-78. Reginald 13447. Gekoski and Grogan B1a. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#131317) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Contes. Illustrés par Henry Lemarié.

      Paris, Éditions du Rameau d'Or Paul Cotinaud (1955-1956). - 2 volumes. Gr.-8°. 232 p. ; 232 p., 1 f. Avec de nombreuses vignettes, bandeau et culs-de-lampe en couleurs. Demi-maroquin à 5 nerfs avec un léger décor floral doré. Titre doré au dos. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. 1/950 ex. numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches. -Reliure signée E. Schroth, Bâle. - Les aquarelles ont été reproduites aux pochoirs par Maurice Beaufumé. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991), miniaturiste célèbre, appartient à l'histoire du livre du XXème siècle. Dessinateur de l'infîniment petit, il a laissé une oeuvre remarquable, portée au plus haut degré de la perfection, à placer au premier rang de l'art français du Livre. - Dos décolorés, sinon en excellent état. Intérieurs frais et propres.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        LAVAGNE André Corinne Opera Chant Piano 1956

      1956 - LAVAGNE André Corinne Opera en 3 actes et 4 tableaux Livret de Pierre Bessand-Massenet Musique de André Lavagne pour Chant et Piano Néocopie musicale Partition ayant servi pour la création de l'Opéra en exemplaire de Marcel Lamy, metteur en scène Feuillets intercallés entre chaque page avec notes de Marcel Lamy pour la mise en scène 224 pages Très bon état 017164 Opéra et Ballet

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        Marx and Engels corpora (version 1 suit 1-50 volumes)(Chinese Edition) MA KE SI EN GE SI QUAN JI DI 1 BAN TAO ZHUANG 150 JUAN

      People press., 1956-12-01. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover. Pub Date: 1956-12-01 Pages: 42688 Language: Chinese Publisher: people's publishing house Marx thought gus complete second edition published is determined according to the central committee of the communist party of the Soviet union.According to the party's thirteenth congress decided to complete works of Marx and Engels Russian edition. published by the marxism at that time would be... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, February 4, 1956 - Canada's Biggest Landlords - The Bennett Brothers and Their Principal Investments Ltd

      Toronto: Maclean-Hunter. Paperback. 60 pages. Features: Editorial - Liberty is a Necessity; *Gorgeous* two-page colour photo ad for General Motors features the 1956 Checrolet Bel Air 4-door sports sedan, Star Chief 4-door Catalina, Oldsmobile ninety-eight deluxe holiday sedan, Buick Roadmaster 4-door Riviera and Cadillac Sedan de Ville; The super-bomb stalemate between NATO and the Soviets; The Bennett Brothers - Archie, David and Jacob - are Canada's Biggest Landlords - photos and feature article by Peter C. Newman; Nice one-page colour photo ad for the 1956 Plymouth V-8 with push-button transmission; Industrial Quebec - Part V of Bruce Hutchison's "The Unknown Country"; The Battle over Report Cards - in the new-style reports a child competes with himself - not against others - with photos and comments from L.B. Bissell, Dorothy Millichamp, Harold Whitley, A.E. O'Neill, Mary Mahon and N.V. Scarfe; The Man with the Acres of Lambs - William Hayward's 7500 sheep in B.C. - article with great photos; Who Would Marry a Riverman? (short story); The Rise and Fall of Canadian runner Tom Longboat - The Bronze Mercury (a Maclean's flashback to 1906); How to Survive a Children's Birthday Party; Truly magnificent 1956 Plymouth/Dodge/De Soto/Chrysler/Imperial colour-photo centrefold ad features huge photo of tail fin with fashionable lady and large plane in background; Nice colour one-page ad for the Ford Monarch; Attractive full-page colour ad for the De Soto Fireflite V-8, 4-door sedan, with push-button transmission; Nostalgic ad for Labatt's IPA features photo of farmer Howard Ella of RR#3 Weston, Ontario; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1956. First Edition.

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        Fine christmas card signed by both, (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI) & her younger daughter MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1956 - with a black and white photo of the Queen mother seated on a sofa with her daughter standing behind her, 8½" x 7" in folded ivory card with gold crest on the front, no place, no date, Princess Margaret very seldom signed Christmas cards and so to find a card signed by her and her mother is most unusual. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Greater Magic Library

      A. S. Barnes and Company 1956 - New York: A. S. Barnes and Company in association with Carl Waring Jones, 1956. First thus. Hardcover. Complete in 5 volumes. Near fine, in very good unclipped jackets. Top front board corner of volume 1 slightly bumped. Jackets with minor edge wear and an occasional small closed tear. Small chip at the head of the spine on volume 2. First printings of each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        GREAT FLOWER BOOKS 1700-1900, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TWO CENTURIES OF FINELY - ILLUSTRATED FLOWER BOOKS.

      London, England: Collins, 1956. folio. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled slipcase. xii, 94 pages. Limited to 1750 copies on "Gelderland" white cartridge. 295 numbered copies, signed by the authors on colophon, printed on "Amstel" special mould-made paper. This copy is thus. Besterman 962. Edited by Patrick M. Synge. Notes on the plates and introduction to the bibliography by the editor. Bibliography compiled by W.T. Stearn, Sabine Wilson, and Handasyde Buchanan. Index of names. With 36 plates, including color frontispiece. 21 in color, 15 black and white. Color illustrated endpapers. Engraved half title. Tailpieces and decorations. Slipcase lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Spine sunned. Tissue protectors creased.

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

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

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        Les Enfants de L'Artiste

      Maison Kratz, Zurich 1956 - 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). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        James Dean

      first edition thus. NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the first hardcover edition, it was published simultaneously with the paperback, these Ballantine hardcover are a collectible themselves and this is one of the most scarce and desirable, jacket with a haunting photo of Dean which is also used as the frontispiece, naturally it covers the period of his first starring role in John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Very good.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Chinese Bronze Age Weapons: The Werner Jannings Collection in the Chinese National Palace Museum, Peking

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

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        NIXON

      Henry Holt and Company (1956), New York - The first study of this complicated man. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the subject to actor and autograph expert George Sanders: "Best wishes to George/from/Dick Nixon." Sanders's bookplate on the front pastedown with an old newspaper photo clipping of Nixon and Sanders together. Near Fine in a Very Good white dustwrapper with mild soiling and light edgewear [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Picasso boldly signed limited edition, #22 of 100, "Picasso a son image".

      n.d., 1956. 5.5" x 7.25". "Picasso a son image, by Andre Verdet. Publisheed in Nice, by Galerie H. Matarasso, 1956. Wraps, 5.5"" x 7.25"". Signed by Picasso in two toned crayon as ""Picasso"". Edition #20 of a limited print run of 100. Original edition with text in French. Near fine.A beautiful, scarce book with numerous black and white and color photos, of Picasso's famous artworks. Signed by him with a large flourish in blue and red crayon. A lovely copy in highly collectible condition."

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        This is Tomorrow

      London: Whitechapel Gallery. Good+. 1956. Paperback. Original spiral-bound printed stiff card wraps, title in brown & white to front cover, edition limited to 1,300 copies, unpaginated [128 pp.], edited by Theo Crosby and designed by Edward Wright, published to accompany the exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1956, covers slightly edgeworn with owner's name in pencil to back cover, metal spirals slightly rubbed, internally clean, b&w illustrations throughout, b&w photographs of all participating artists, adverts at rear, an important collaborative exhibition in Fifties Britain between architects, painters and sculptors, artists/architects included Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore and Erno Goldfinger, binding firm, no loose pages, in Good plus to VG minus condition. ; 7" x 6.5" .

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        The Rhetorical Tradition and Chaucer's Narrative Technique

      MAY 1956 - Thesis disertation. General wear, small address from previous owner on inner front board, lightly age-toned page edges, creased corners, somewhat soiled cover. DATE PUBLISHED: MAY 1956 EDITION: 195 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KENNY'S WINDOW

      SENDAK, MAURICE. SENDAK,MAURICE. KENNY'S WINDOW. NY: Harper & Brothers (1956). 4to (7 3/4 x 9 1/4"), dark brown spine, tan pictorial cloth, Fine condition in bright fine dust wrapper with price intact. First edition REVIEW COPY WITH THE SLIP LAID-IN. This was the FIRST BOOK BOTH WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY SENDAK, with beautiful full page and in-text color illustrations throughout in muted tones. One of Sendak's scarcest books - great copy.

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        The Heart Has Its Reasons: The Memoirs of the Duchess of Windsor

      David McKay Company, Inc, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Missing. Signed by Author. SIGNED by Wallis Windsor on front free endpaper. Hardbound without dust jacket published by David McKay Company, 1956. No text markings noted, mild usage wear.

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        Love on the Left Bank

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1956. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very sharp copy of the 1956 1st edition, in a stated 2nd impression dustjacket. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of creasing --and one tiny closed tear-- along the panel edges. Quarto, Van Der Elsken's charming gravures thruout.

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        Les racines du ciel

      - Gallimard, Paris 1956, 14x21cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, uno dei 80 esemplari numerati sul filo puro, solo carta di grandi dimensioni dopo 15 Olanda. scatola aperta rilegatura che evoca il paesaggio cespugliosa della savana, di nuovo liscia e piana ornato scatola abbronzatura strips ricordando scultura africana, guardie e contreplats camoscio grigio, copertine e dorsi conservati, piena caso di bufalo grigio, all'interno camoscio grigio, spettacolare africanisante legame firmato Florent Rousseau. Bellissimo esemplare notevolmente stabiliti legame arredato da uno dei maestri della rilegatura francese contemporanea. - [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.

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        Quiet American, The [wraparound band]

      London William Heinemann 1956 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. Fine- 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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        Airman's Odyssey

      Harcourt , Brace And Company (1956), New York - An excellent copy of this omnibus edition containing Wind, Sand and Stars; Night Flight, and Flight to Arras. Original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a beautiful example of the very scarce dust jacket, which is price-clipped, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A HANDSOME BLACK & WHITE PORTRAIT OF THE GREAT AMERICAN COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR LEONARD BERNSTEIN, CONDUCTING WITH HIS HANDS

      (New York, Carnegie Hall), (1956).. (1956).. Fine. - sc - A 14 inch high by 11 inch wide photograph by Emmerich Gara depicting Leonard Bernstein in profile from the from the waist up. Attired in a white cotton shirt, hands raised high as he delicately shapes the music, the young Lenny tilts his head back in response to the sound. Photographed by Cellist Emmerich Gara during a recording session at Carnegie Hall, with his name & address stamped on the verso of the photograph. Signed by Gara in pencil on the verso. Fine. <p>Emmerich Gara (b.1901, d.1963). Born in Vienna, Austria in 1901, Gara established lifelong careers as a portrait photographer and professional cellist. Before the outbreak of the Second World War he and his wife emigrated to the United States, where he was hired as cellist for the NBC Orchestra led by Arturo Toscanini. He performed with the orchestra (later called The Symphony of the Air) until his death.<p>From his seat in the front row of the orchestra Gara was in the unique position to photograph all the great conductors and soloists who appeared with the orchestra during this extraordinary period of musical activity. His subjects were captured in performance, rehearsal, and in candid moments during recordings and while socializing.<p>Gara's action portraits were used for record covers, for the Book of the Month Club and in articles in Time, Life and other major magazines around the world.

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        Great Ideas of Western Man: 1950-51; 1951-52; 1952-53; 1953-54; 1954-55-56. 5 portfolios (Complete)

      NP: Container Corporation of America, 1956. First edition. Paperback. g. Folio. 78 loose plates, as issued. Each set of plates is housed in its original portfolio. Portfolios housed in their stiff paper slipcase. Remarkable collection of well-designed posters made to accompany the ad series "Great Ideas of Western Man" used by Container Corporation of America from 1950 to 1956. This complete set contains a total of 78 loose posters rendering homage to some of the greatest men and thinkers of all times (Plato, Alexander Hamilton, Montesquieu, Herodotus, George Washington, Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Blaise Pascal, Abraham Lincoln, Goethe, Socrates, Emerson, Spinoza, etc...) The posters are illustrated by some of the most renowned artists of the period, such as Joseph Low, Herbert Bayer, Antonio Frasconi, Paul Rand, Max Bill, Jan Tschichold, John Atherton, Fred Conway, Felix Topolski, Robert Brady, Watkins, Ben Shahn, Leon Karp, Tana Hoban, Elain Urbain, and many others. Each plate measures 14 x 11 inches, and is in full-color. Slipcase partly torn and taped. Upper left corner of portfolios bumped, thus affecting upper left corner of plates (not affecting illustrations). Slipcase in overall poor, portfolios in good, plates in very good condition and suitable for framing.

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        My Family And Other Animals

      Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1956 - Binding is good. No markings on text or images. Some discoloration to pages. Tips are slightly bent. Some wear along the edges. Some discoloration and rubbing wear to cloth covers. Cloth covers are fading along the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blunderer, The

      London Cresset Press Ltd 1956 First Edition ("first published 1956" with no other printings noted). 8vo; 284pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, the spine stamped in gilt, in an illustrated dust jacket priced at 15/-. A just about Fine copy, lightly read if at all, the spine gilt slightly dulled and some minor rippling to the spine cloth (but no trace of moisture

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        Les racines du ciel

      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. Gallimard Paris 1956 14x21cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY & GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE...

      Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1956. Hardcover. Very slight darkening to the spine of the book. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with neat repairs. Robert Gibbings. Tall quarto (7-1/2" x 12") bound in full sailcloth stamped in brown with a native tapa design; 490 pages. Introduction by Sir Gavin de Beer. Illustrated with text wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "H.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher Helen Macy's very own copy. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        China In Transition A Moment in History

      Thames and Hudson, London 1956 - 27 x 21 cm with 144 b&w illustrations. Cloth, lightly worn on cover, lacks dustwrapper, o.w. very goood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marcus Campbell Art Books]
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        Dead Man's Folly.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1956. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the supplied dust jacket. Spine gently rolled and lightly toned, an excellent bright copy in the jacket with light foxing to rear panel and minor nicks to spine ends. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Sir Leonard Woolley on the front free endpaper, "To Len, from Agatha, Nov. 1956". Sir Leonard and his wife Katharine were good friends of Christie and her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. Mallowan's archaeological career began as an assistant to Woolley at the excavations at Ur in southern Iraq, and through this friendship and tutelage Christie met Woolley's wife Katharine, on whom the character of Louise Leidner in Murder in Mesopotamia is purportedly based. The book features Christie's alter ego, Ariadne Oliver, and Poirot. Published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs Volume 1 (Year of Decisions) and Volume 2 (Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952) SIGNED

      Doubleday and Company, Inc, Garden City, New York 1956 - Very good copy of "Memoirs Volume 1- Year of Decisions" in a very good dust jacket and a very good copy of "Memoirs Volume 2- Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952" in a very good dust jacket by Harry S. Truman. Both are 1st edition / 1st printing. Volume 1 is signed twice, first on a card affixed to the front free end paper, second on a letter written to the owner by the president, affixed to the verso of the FFEP, mentioning the previously described card. Volume 2 is inscribed on the dedication page (to a different owner than Volume 1.) Volume 1 has a large store acknowledgement of purchase date on first day released for sale with owner's name on front paste down. Other Truman related pictures and articles on other free space before title page and after last page. Jacket of first volume has tape on both spine ends, some toning and light edge wear. Volume 1 also comes in a black clam shell slip case. Volume two has front hinge cracked but holding. Jacket of second volume has slight edge wear with a chip with loss at the bottom of the front cover. Both volumes are otherwise tight and clean. Enjoy this scarcely found complete true 1st edition (not the specially bound Kansas City edition) memoirs signed in both volumes by the president! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DP Paperbacks and Antiquarian Books]
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        Dürer Schriftlicher Nachlass (Volumes/Bande I, III, III)

      Berlin: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Complete set of three volumes: pp. 346 + [16] (plates); 510, 80 (plates); 481, 96 (plates). 9.25 x 12 inches, uniformly bound in beige cloth. No dust jackets. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume, very minor shelfwear to boards, else a fine set. This is a large and heavy set; shipping will be substantially more than standard for priority or international orders. The definitive edition of Durer's own writings and original sources mentioning him.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        The Sea Fox;: the adventures of Cape Cod's most colorful rumrunner, [Jan 01, 1956] Corbett,Scott

      Crowell, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover, no DJ. Tight binding, solid hinges, sharp corners, rubbing to head and tail of spine.

      [Bookseller: Resource for Art and Music Books]
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        Heaven and Hell

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1956). First. First American edition. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a chip at the crown, and some overall modest wear. Inscribed by the author to Shirley Jackson's biographer: "For Judy Oppenheimer, with all fond wishes, Aldous Huxley 1956." Huxley's continuation of his experiments with mind-altering substances, begun with The Doors of Perception. .

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