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        The Chrionicles of Narnia, including: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew, and The Last Battle

      London: Geoffrey Bles, The Bodley Head, 1956. First editions. A complete set of first printings, uniformly bound in full burgandy morocco with raised bands, gilt top edges, decorative spine stamping and marbled end papers. Internally the books are Near Fine. The odd spot of foxing or finger-smudge, discrete owner's name on half-title of book four, a small tear on the half-title of book seven repaired with tape. Generally a very pleasing set.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame - Johnstone.

      Heinemann. London. 1956. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Beautifully illustrated with decorative endpapers and 55 mono illustrations throughout, some full and double page. Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco. Spine with raised bands, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original illustrated endpapers bound in at front. A fine copy. Filmed successfully as both an animated Disney cartoon and two action comedies starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Four Dialogues (spine label title).

      (Lexington): Stamperia del Santuccio, (1956). 7 3/4 x 11. 90 pages. Large metal cut by Hammer of Kolbsheim chapel in red; four metal cut initials in red & blue. A previous acidic dust wrapper has offset on to endpapers; fore edges tanned, otherwise contents clean. Buff boards, paper spine label, tips a bit bruised. Opus 13. No. 12 of 35 copies. Printed on Magnani paper in American Uncial in black & red.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Le dernier homme. Jeu d'épreuves corrigées

      Corrected proofs of 9 parts of Dernier homme (parts 1, 5, 11 and 12 missing) , comprising numerous typographical and layout corrections as well as textual corrections and deletions.Printer's stamp to half title: "Imprimerie de Lagny/ 21 novembre 1956/ Epreuve".The parts are composed of 12 pages recto and 15 pages for the last, a contemporary advertisement serving as a cover. A unique and important author's working copy, showing above all Blanchot's attention to layout for his novel and his final deletions and changes to the text before publication.  Gallimard s.l. 1956 15x19,5cm en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Quare Fellow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1956. A Comedy-Drama. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spine rolled, light soiling to rear cover, a very good copy in the jacket with small closed tears to head of spine and rear panel, creasing to edges and spine, light mark to bottom edge of rear panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Eamonn, from Brendan, 1st Aibreán [April] 1957". This is the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Family and Other Animals - with the rare wrap-around band

      Rupert Hart-Davis and The Book Society, 1956 A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in conjunction with the Book Society in 1956. A near fine book with one neat gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper with a couple of neat repairs internally. Complete with the exceptionally rare wrap-around band. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Hundred and One Dalmatians PLUS The Starlight Barking - both first edition, first printings

      Heinemann, 1956 Both UK first edition, first printings. Comprising: The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking. The Hundred and One Dalmatians: the book has one small name and a little spotting to edges and prelims and is near fine. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and lightly browned on the spine. The Starlight Barking dust wrapper is not clipped and lightly rubbed with a little wear to the top of the spine. A lovely duo!

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Les oiseaux de lune

      First edition, one of 36 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing.Binding half brown morocco, back with five nerves decorated with boxes stamped doubles cold, golden tail stamped date in a cartridge cold contreplats and brown paper guards, wrappers preserved and bound in, gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Very nice copy perfectly established. Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        If I Ran The Circus.

      New York: Random House, 1956 - Quarto. Original glazed paper covered boards. With the dust jacket. Rubbing to edges, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, chips to ends of spine, chip to lower rear corners, sunning to spine, creasing along spine edges and flap folds. A good copy. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition, first printing. Younger and Hirsch 43. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Corfu Trilogy - All three first printings

      Rupert Hart-Davis/Collins, 1956 A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis and Collins between 1956-79. Comprising: 'My Family and Other Animals': A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1956. A fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper with a little loss to the head of the spine and to corners. Some light internal tape repairs. 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives': A very good+ book with some spotting to the page edges (thin stain to the rear endpaper), in a near fine clipped wrapper. 'The Garden of the Gods': A near fine book, in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the top edge. A nice set of the three books which make up Durrell's 'Corfu Trilogy', the basis for the (now) popular ITV drama.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Sixpence that Rolled Away

      The First UK Printing published by Faber and Faber in 1956. Pictorial Boards. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Slight rubbing to the spine folds and edges. Creasing with a little rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Offsetting to the blank end papers. Occasional light mark. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild edge-wear at the spine ends. Light penned number '31' to the upper front cover - not very obtrusive. The Edward Bawden designed wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. With five full-page colour lithographs by Bawden and a further six black & white illustrations, also by Bawden. Colour plates bold and vibrant. Scarce with such attributes.

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        The Sixpence That Rolled Away

      London: Faber and Faber 1956. 24 pp. Publisher's original colour pictorial boards in pictorial dust wrapper. Jacket design by Edward Bawden. Dj slightly edgeworn with short tear. Endpapers darkened. No ownership names. Dj not price-clipped. With five full-page colour lithographs by Bawden and a further six black & white illustrations, also by Bawden. Colour plates bold and vibrant. Scarce, especially in jacket. . Very Good. Pictorial Boards. First Edition. 1956. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Visit Jordan.

      Rome. Jordan Tourist Department. 1956. Color poster, 39 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Short tears and light creasing to left and right edges (outside image area). This striking vintage travel poster features an image by Salah El Din of a Jordanian woman holding a vessel above her head with stylised traces of an architectural structure in the background. "Issued by Jordan Tourist Department" printed in lower left corner. "Printed in Italy by AGOR, Roma 1956" in lower right corner.

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        Mr. Arkadin.

      8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing and creasing to head of spine of wrapper, a little spotting to prelims, otherwise a very good copy. First UK edition, inscribed by Welles "To Keith Burns best regards Orson Welles." Kevin Johnson, author of The Dark Page. Books that Inspired American Film Noir, notes that this is the only signed copy of this English edition that is thus far known. The basis of the 1955 film noir of the same name directed by and starring Welles as the title character. The film was released in England under the title "Confidential Report". "It is perhaps surprising that Orson Welles, so phenomenally active and versatile in the arts, has not written a novel before. Mr Arkadin finds Mr Welles in what may perhaps be described as his "Third Man" mood". Welles was unhappy with the film and indeed denied authorship of the novel, although it was confirmed as his work by many others. Collector Keith Burns, a former NBC News editor and son-in-law of RKO Pictures assistant director Samuel Ruman sold off some of his Welles-related treasures in 2015. Burns met Welles on the sets of The Dean Martin Show and The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson. The two men shared an interest in magic. (Burns has authored books on magician Dai Vernon). "Welles liked me because I was an editor," Burns said. "I was a fan, but not a fawning fan." Burns' collection includes items given to him by Welles and Ruman and collectibles he purchased from "directors and producers who fell on hard times in the 1970s."

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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      EDIZIONI CINQUE LUNE, ROMA 1956 - SAGGI ITALIANO Vol. n. 3 della collana, con illustrazioni in nero fuori testo di Remo Brindisi, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, fioritura ai tagli, coperta morbida con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e con adesivo numerico alla cima del dorso

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Autograph Signatures

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Clipped signatures from the legendary actress and important American playwright, who had a tumultuous marriage from 1956 to 1961 and who collaborated on her last film, The Misfits. The two clipped signatures, both in blue pen, are mounted on recto and verso of a small album leaf. Light toning to the edges of the leaf and slight creases and small losses to the outermost parts of the signatures; overall in fine condition. 5 x 3.75 inches (12.9 x 9.6 cm).

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        The Case of the Demure Defendant

      Morrow, 1956 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed to Helen Moore, with a long inscription by Gardner. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        451° po Farengeitu (Fahrenheit 451°). Fantasticheskaia povest' .True First Russian Edition.

      Izd.Inostra.Lit. Moskva 1956 - Extremely Rare True First Russian Edition. Translated by Tatiana Shinkar. 20cm. 152 pages. Original publisher's illustrated wrappers. Few b/w illustrations in the text. Very good condition and attractive rare Russian Book . More pictures on request. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SEFIREL RARE BOOKS]
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        An Illustrated Ethnography of Formosan Aborigines. Vol. 1 - The Yami Tribe.

      Seikatsusha, Tokyo, 1956. - 2. Aufl. Mit insgesamt ca. 1.400 ausgezeichneten Fotografien (auf über 400 Fototafeln) auf Kunstdruckpapier sowie einer Faltkarte. OGLn.-Band XII, 456 S. Gr.-4°. Hervorragender Zustand, ohne Gebrauchsspuren. Kein Bibl.-Expl. T. Kano und K. Segawa, zwei japanische Biologen, verbrachten zwischen 1934 und 1937 insgesamt 12 Monate auf Botel Tobago, der Insel des taiwanesischen ( heute!, damals hieß es noch Formosa) Urvolkes, und legten in der Zeit eine enorme Sammlung von über 2.000 Fotografien der Yami und ihrer mat. Kultur an. Daraus entstand dieses einmalige Werk, in seiner Art vergleichbar mit dem Klassiker von Bateson/Mead: The Balinese Character. "Cultural Anthropologists who use photographic documentation in research or teaching, will learn much from this monumental attempt to provide acomprehensive, illustrated "natural history" of a marginal contemporary Malaysian Society." (American Anthropologist, Vol. 61, Dec.1959, S. 1133). Wenn man sich diesen wunderbaren Fotoband in Ruhe anschaut, bekommt man eine gute Vorstellung davon, was innige Verbundenheit mit allen Aspekten des eigenen Lebens bedeuten kann. - - Die Erstausgabe von 1945 ist praktisch unauffindbar, da der größte Teil der ohnehin kleinen Auflage verlorenging. "This first edition was largely destroyed by fire during the air-raids and was soon out of print."(Zitat von Segawa aus dem Vorwort der einzigen und ebenfalls äußerst seltenen Neuauflage von 1956)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        Les vases communicants

      New edition printed in 350 numbered copies on vellum work.Cardboard Editor connected from the original artwork of Mario Prassinos.Book illustrated with 8 photographic plates inset.Bel full copy of the soft case. Gallimard Paris 1956 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Joan Mirandoacute


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

      This Edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona (Italy) in the Month of July MCMLV. - Limitiertes und nummeriertes Exemplar, dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 152 (von 500). "This edition has been assembled and bound in Tokyo for sale in the Far East. This edition is bound in genuine Fuji Silk with a pattern which reproduces a sample of classical Japanese poetic calligraphy. The end papers consist of Japanese hand-made paper." --- Diesem Buch liegt ein privater Brief von Dennis Stock (dem berühmten James Dean Fotografen) an den österreichisch-US-amerikanischen Fotografen Ernest Haas bei (beide Magnum Photographen - Fotoagentur Magnum Photos). Der Brief stammt aus dem Jahr 1956, in dem Stock in Japan war und seine Geisha-Fotos usw. machte, der Brief ist mit Schreibmaschine geschrieben, umfasst zwei Seiten, und gezeichnet mit "Dennis". Aus dem Inhalt geht eindeutig hervor, dass der Brief von Dennis Stock ist, und auf dem Schuber ("I was interviewed by a Japanese Photographer named Kimura." usw.) --- Das Buch ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, der Schuber ist etwas berieben. - 144 Seiten. (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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      Prag: Artia, (1956). Oblong small quarto. (16)pp. First edition. A pop-up rendition of Little Red Riding Hood by Jirí Trnka, in full color, with four foldable figurines of the characters that interact with the pop-up scenes. Illustrated with portraits of Red and the Wolf to the title page, and two vignettes of the picnic Red is bringing to her Grandmother. Only the introduction and epilogue pages bear text. The rest of the story is represented by four pop-up spreads, printed in rich colors. Each spread shows one of the settings of our story--Red's home, the forest, the inside of Grandmother's cottage, and the backyard well. These settings serve as backgrounds for the foldable figurines of Red, Grandmother, the Wolf, and the Hunter, allowing the reader to act out the story for him or herself. Accompanying the book is a pamphlet that shows how to fold the characters, and provides the full text of the story, which could be read aloud to narrate the action "on stage." Bound in illustrated paper over boards with a cloth spine and decorative endpapers. Book shows light edgewear and one creased corner to the flyleaf, else fine. All pieces of the figurines present and in fine condition. Scarcely found complete.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      - Cazorla para Madrid a 1º de Febrero de 1956. El Alcalde, José B. Ruiz (manuscrito). 33x23 cm. 11 folios mecanografiados a una cara + 1 h. + 1 plano de Cazorla plegado + complemento gráfico, 30 fotografías en b/n. de 17x23 cm. montadas en folios fuertes. Encuadernado en holandesa piel, nervios, titulo en plano, dorados. Pieza única. # manuscrito. Jaén [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Le Dauphiné par Stendhal. Mémoires d'un Touriste. [ Livre dédicacé par Michel Béret ]

      15 burins originaux par Michel Béret, un des XV exemplaires numérotés réservés aux Collaborateurs, 1 vol. in-12 format à l'italienne en feuillets sous couv. rempliée illustrée, sous double emboîtage illustré, Michel Béret, Georges Leblanc, Imp., 1956 Bel envoi de Michel Béret. Magnifique petit ouvrage remarquablement illustré par Michel Béret. Ces 15 burins nous présentent des vues du Vercors, de La Table du Roi, Vienne, Saint-Antoine, Valence, Romans, le Mont-Aiguille, La Meije, Vizille, Briançon, Saint-Véran, Château-Queyras, la Grande Chartreuse et Grenoble. Rare. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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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. Elegantly bound in contemporary three quarters blue calf by Sotheran, gilt-tooling to the spine in six compartments with raised bands, twin title labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. "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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      Ed. Nascimento 1956 - Daños y manchas de humedad en lomo y tapas. Texto íntegro y en buen estado. Firmas de su antiguo propietario en las primeras páginas.For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter.

      London: Chatto and Windlus, 1956. FIRST EDITION of the author's second novel. Near fine publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, a little foxing to top edge, in near fine, generally bright dust jacket designed by Edward Bawden, lightly sunned to spine and very minimal wear to extremities. Unusual in such a lovely condition. Celebrated Anglo-Irish writer Iris Murdoch was a winner the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1973, and The Booker Prize in 1978, which are among the most prestigious literary awards in Britain.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      ISTITUTO POLIGRAFICO DELLO STATO, 1956. ITALIANO 0,39 Numerose illustrazioni in nero fuori testo con sottile fioritura causa per cui alcune pagine sono leggermente attaccate tra loro, carte geografiche a colori, pagine lievemente ingiallite da fattore tempo, coperta morbida, con segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorsetto e con lievissima fioritura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Caribbean. Fly There by B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation.

      B.O.A.C. 1956. Vintage color poster, 40 x 25 inches. Pinhole in upper right corner and upper left edge, abrasion to lower right corner and mid right edge, several light creases from rolling, light wear at edges; overall very good, clean and bright condition. A striking image by Hayes of a woman dancing in colorful dress, brightly colored yellow and white background. 56/619 printed at lower left; "Printed in Great Britain" at lower right. A dynamic and engaging 50s B.O.A.C. poster.

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      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        La chute

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Autograph inscription from Albert Camus to Joseph-André Brusco.  Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      EINAUDI, 1956. ITALIANO 0,48 Vol. n. 19 della collana, a cura di Federico Caffè, i saggi sono di Pigout, Kaldor, Scitovsky, Bergson, Hotelling, Hicks, Little, Arrow e Samuelson, volume intonso, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, fioritura ai tagli, coperta morbida con lievissimi segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorso e piccolo adesivo biblioteca al piede USATO

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        Situationen. Essays

      First edition in German. Handsome autograph inscription from Jean-Paul Sartre to Michelle [Vian] on endpaper.Retaining dust jacket (small lack at foot). Rowohlt Hamburg (Hambourg) 1956 12,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Great Flower Books 1700-1900...

      London: Collins, 1956. Folio, with numerous illustrations; publisher's half green cloth with papered boards, with dustjacket. One of the standard bibliographies of botanical books.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      Collected edition, first for some parts, one of 415 numbered copies on vélin labeur fo each volume, the only large paper copies.A small dampstain to foot of spine of the first volume.A good and rare complete set in 28 volumes and 26 books (because of a supplement with the volume I and two supplements with volume 14). Gallimard Paris 1956-1994 12x19cm pour les volumes 1, 2 et 3 - 12,5x19,5cm pour les volumes 1 bis et 4 jusqu'à 13 - 14,5x21,5cm pour les volumes 14 jusqu'à 26 28 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Spectacular Marilyn Monroe hand written screen notes for a scene from a play, approximately 132 words in her hand

      n.p., ca. 1956. 8" x 12.25". "Single sheet of handwritten notes on lined paper, 8"" x 12.25"". Fully scripted in graphite in Monroe's hand on recto with verso left blank. The moniker of MMM located to the left margin, with a word count of 132 words. Edgewear to paper, with small intact tears outside of margins, except one 1"" intact tear along top edge outside of margins. Faint smudging and overall lightly toned. Excellent condition.One full page scripted entirely in Monroe's hand with her famous Moniker ""MMM"" (Marilyn Monroe Miller) boldly placed to the left margin, which she began to use after her marriage to Arthur Miller in 1956. Marilyn was frequently taking acting classes. Earlier in her career while still under contract to Fox, Marilyn had begun taking acting lessons at the Actors Lab in the early 1940's, a practice she continued after she was dropped by the studio. She paid for her lessons with occasional modeling jobs, though the Lab allowed her some leeway in paying her bill. However the moniker of MMM most likely dates her handwritten notes to about 1956, a highly influential period of her life, when she went to the New York actors studio shortly after her enormous success in 1955 with ""The Seven Year Itch"". It was at this time of her life that she wanted serious acting to replace her sexpot image, an image she struggled to grapple with (yet originally had promoted extensively to the point of being known to shave an inch off a heel on her shoe to perfect her trademark wiggle). In her real life, Actor Eli Wallach has remarked how she could walk through the streets of New York City and not be noticed and then, in a moment's time, make some inner adjustment to transform herself into the beautiful, breathy, and sensual movie star that everyone recognized. Heads turned, traffic stopped, and fans came running. ""I just felt like being Marilyn for a moment,"" she would say. But Marilyn's roots were from a very different place. A place where she perhaps directly related to the character Lorna, from the very scene she was practicing for in this script for the play ""Golden Boy"". Lorna, the ""tough broad"", Lorna the broad with huge vulnerability, Lorna who was born a ""butterfly"". In a twist of ultimate irony, Marilyn Monroe in real life was just Norma Jeane Mortenson, born to a single parent and placed in a foster home early in her life. Marilyn also was a fighter, Marilyn also was known for her full vulnerability (in fact it was this allusion of herself as a vulnerable childlike woman that made her famous), and Marilyn also had a tough past but was born a ""butterfly"".Marilyn's handwritten pages depict the dialogue for the character of Lorna, from Act 1, Scene 4 of the play performed in 1937, Golden Boy by Clifford Odet. One can almost feel Marilyn practicing her lines. This play in particular is highly solicited and extensively practiced in acting classes. It is a huge favorite of actors due to the wonderful and complex characters and the incredible lines. The play has been described by others as: ""The plot itself kind of creaks along, it’s not natural, BUT … despite all of that: there is some dialogue in this play that would knock you on your ass. Odets at his very best. Oh, and Lorna Moon is the tough broad who is the girlfriend/gun moll of Joe Bonaparte’s boxing manager (Tom Moody). Lorna’s had a tough life, and the broad is HARD. At least seemingly so. She is a fantastic part. Because, of course, she has HUGE vulnerability beneath that tough exterior. Actresses are known to have a great time with this character.""Marylyn's handwritten scripted lines are in part:""Success and fame or just a lousy living – your lucky you won't have to worry about those thingsUnless Tom Moody's a liar I like himNo I never did – thats the Carousel that music. Did you ever ride on one of those weren't you ever a kid for God's sakeWhyI wouldn’t have taken that too seriousLot of horses trot around here-the rich know how to live-You'll be richWhats thatNo when I came out of the cocoon I was a butterfly and butterflies don't workHe goes up to see his kid on Tuesday night-Is a sick kid, a girl. His wife leaves it at her mothers house.What are you hinting atWhy think about it I don't why should you""As one reads her lines, one can only imagine how Monroe must have connected with her role as Lorna. References to wishing for a childhood lost, a wish to live rich as ""the rich know how to live"" , a belief in you can be anything you want, and the drive and ambition to make your way to the top, and do whatever it takes, all would have resonated with her.A wonderful piece of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia with absolutely great content"

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        Kronyka Nowa O Narodu Tureckem, na dwa Djili rozdelena.Prague, Daniel Adam, 1594. 2 volumes bound as 1. Small 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). With the title-page of volume 1 printed in red and black, and the colophon with large woodcut printer's device; the 2nd volume with woodcut ornament on the title-page, and the colophon with a woodcut vignette. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, with 2 leather straps with brass clasps (later).

      - Göllner, Turcica 1956; USTC 568735; WorldCat (4 copies, including 1 incomplete). Extremely rare first Czech edition of a famous Turkish chronicle, translated after the German by Jan Kocin. The text was based on a 16th-century Turkish manuscript by Muhammed ibn Hasanjan, called Saadeddin, which described the Turkish history up to the year 1550. This manuscript was brought from Istanbul by the Austrian scholar Hieronymus Beck in 1551, and subsequently translated into German by Joannes Gautier, or Spiegel, the interpreter of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Gautier augmented the manuscript with a continuation of the history to the year 1588, and this version was rendered into Latin by Joannes Leunclavius, or Hans Lewenklau. Library stamps on title-pages; occasionally browning throughout; with a few old owner's entries; new endpapers; first blank strengthened; a few old owner's entries. Good copy of an extremely rare Prague imprint.

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        Quiet Days In Clichy.

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1956 & 1958. 2 volumes, quarto. Original grey, yellow and black paper wrappers. 29 photographs by Brassaï, of which 2 are double-page. First edition; pencil ownership inscription to first free binder's blank and half-title. Spine lightly rolled and creased, slight rubbing to corners, rear inner hinge near to cracking; still a very good copy. Second edition; spine rolled, light soiling to front cover, very light rubbing to tips, front inner hinge cracked; a very good copy. First edition, first impression together with a second edition, first impression copy. The first edition printing is the only edition in which the illustrations are printed from the negative on glossy, photographic stock. George Brassaï is the pseudonym of Gyula Halász, the Hungarian photographer and friend of Miller's. Quiet Days in Clichy was banned in the US under pornography laws, alongside a number of Miller's books until 1965, following a series of obscenity trials prompted by the publication of Miller's Tropic of Cancer in 1961.

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        Highly graphic Bobby Fischer signed Russian chess magazine from 1956

      n.p., n.d.. 9" x 11.25". "Russian Chess Magazine ""Chess in USSR,"" Issue no. 6, 1956. Stamped ""Printed in the USSR"" on verso. Signed by Robert ""Bobby"" Fisher as ""Robert Fisher"" in blue ink along the top margin of the first page. Soft stapled wraps with separations along the seam. Age toning to paper stock, outer wraps partially detached top and bottom. Wonderful front cover image of a rook and a knight along with three male youths playing chess.Stunning vintage piece. In 1972, Fischer captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavik, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation, which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since."

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        Sept ans d'aventures au Tibet

      Nouvelle édition.Rare signature autographe d'Heinrich Harrer en caractères romains puis tibétains sur la page de garde.Exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte des manques angulaires ainsi que de sa bande annonce : "L'extraordinaire aventure d'un grand alpiniste devenu confident du Dalaï Lama".Iconographie. Arthaud Paris 1956 16x21cm broché

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        Le petit homme d'Arkhangelsk

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on alfa, the only large paper copies.A good copy. Presses de la Cité Paris 1956 12x18cm broché

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        Quiet Days In Clichy

      First Edition Paris The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle 1956 First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page plates photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), printed from the negatives on glossy photographic stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, printed paper spine label. Just about Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which is becoming less common in collectible condition. Provenance: decorative period book plate to first blank. Fine- A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, that contains a second story, "Mara-Marignan," both dating from the same period as Tropic of Cancer, when Miller was an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. A few months after Miller returned to New York, in 1940, he was, as usual, flat-broke. A quick moneymaking opportunity arose when a man named Barnet Runer arranged for Miller to write pornography at a dollar a page for an Oklahoma erotica collector named Roy M. Johnson. Early drafts of "Mara-Marignan" and "Quiet Days in Clichy" were the result. Johnson was not impressed; he found them to be "too poetic," and the manuscripts for both stories went missing?"lost for over ten years," Miller wrote in 1956?then "turned up miraculously?where I won't say now"?after which Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year, for publication a few months later. This first edition was published in Paris, in June 1956, with photographs of 1930s Paris (street-scenes of prostitutes; sailors fondling women in cafes, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, and drinking) by Brassai. "In 1933 Miller wrote to a friend of his intention 'to make a niche for him (Brassai) in this present book.' The illustrations Miller obtained from Brassai never went into "Tropic Cancer'," but were used instead in "Quiet Days in Clichy" twenty-three years later, "because one of the principal themes of my book is the street'" and "to show, rather than hide, the erotic aspects of the city." (Blinder, A Self-Made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller, p. 71). Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Flight from the Enchanter, The

      First Edition London Chatto & Windus 1956 A superb First Impression of Murdoch's second novel, following Under the Net. 8vo: 316,[2]pp. Publisher's cinnamon-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Edward Bawden. Fine, square, tight binding, pages crisp and fresh, in a Fine, bright, completely unfaded example of the magnificent jacket. Fine Murdoch denied putting friends into her novels, but the model for the enchanter Mischa Fox was the Bulgarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning writer Elias Canetti, Murdoch's lover from January 1953 until late 1955. According to Murdoch's biographer, Peter Conradi, Canetti, the "god-monster of Hampstead . . . represented the artist-as-manipulative-and-sadistic-mythomaniac" in her imagination. He was a cruel and controlling lover who dominated a coterie of enthralled "disciples" and mistresses, a role he reenacts in several of Murdoch's early novels, particularly Flight from the Enchanter, which she dedicated to him. N. B. 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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        Le balcon

      Marc Barbezat. First edition, one of 32 numbered copies on Japon nacré, the tirage de tête.Covers illustrated with an original lithograph by Alberto Giacometti.A fine copy. % Marc Barbezat Décines 1956 15,5x20,5cm broché

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