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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Klagelied von Jeremias.

      Farblithographie "Die Bibel" 1956 - Aufl. 6500, 35,5 x 26,3 cm Lithograph I.; Mourlot 140 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        The Brave Cowboy

      Dodd Mead, New York 1956 - Very good or better in an unclipped very good or better dust jacket. Corners bumped, boards somewhat soiled, spine a little faded. Inked name on front end paper appears to have been professionally removed, as only a little bit remains. Jacket with evidence on the verso only of water damage to the lower front panel and spine, not visible from the front. Rear panel soiled, light wear to the spine ends. Presents in mylar a heck of a lot better than it sounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1956 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, diamond motif in silver and diamond pattern in blind to front board. With the pictorial dust jacket. Light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy, in the price-clipped jacket with foxing to rear panel, slight nicks to extremities, tiny closed tear to foot of spine, small abrasion to rear flap. First edition, first impression. Gilbert A4a (1.2). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diamonds are Forever.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, diamond motif in silver and diamond pattern in blind to front board. With the pictorial dust jacket. Light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy, in the price-clipped jacket with foxing to rear panel, slight nicks to extremities, tiny closed tear to foot of spine, small abrasion to rear flap. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Profiles in Courage

      1956. First Edition . Signed. KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1956). Octavo, original half black paper boards, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $9000.First edition, early printing, of KennedyÂ’s Pulitzer-winning examination of “that most admirable of human virtues,” inscribed by him, ""To Bill McDonald with very best wishes, John Kennedy.""""A series of sketches of American politicians who risked their careers in the cause of principleÂ… 'A man does what he must,' Kennedy wrote, —in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis of all human morality'Â… The book was popular history of high order, and it received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957"" (ANB). Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographic plates. With publisher's code ""G-F"" on copyright page indicating that this copy was published July, 1956 (the first printing was December, 1955). Recipient's owner signature (above Kennedy's inscription) and bookplate.Book near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of shallow chipping to edges. A handsome copy.

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        MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History

      1956. First Edition . Signed. (MACARTHUR, Douglas) WHITNEY, Courtney. MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of this important contemporary history of the career of General Douglas MacArthur, authored by his senior aide and good friend, Major General Courtney Whitney, signed on the half title by MacArthur and inscribed by Whitney: ""To Basil Brewer with cordial regard, Courtney Whitney.""MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History, covers the years 1941 to 1951 in the legendary career of General Douglas MacArthur, who was Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the South Pacific and accepted Japan's surrender. The author, Major General Courtney Whitney, received a law degree from George Washington University, after which he went into private practice in Manila. He joined MacArthur's WWII staff, directing MacArthur's guerrilla army in the Philippines, and served as a senior official during the occupation of Japan. ""First edition"" stated on copyright page. The recipient was most likely the influential publisher of the New Bedford (Massachusetts) Standard-Times, a staunch Republican who nevertheless backed U.S. Congressman John F. Kennedy in his successful Senate bid.Interior fine; glue mark to bottom of from board. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket. An about-fine copy.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd, 1956–58 - 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red leather labels lettered in gilt, front boards lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. Spines a little faded, a few minor marks to covers; an excellent set. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. The Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis" (Woods). Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship". "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen 267.2 "second (first illustrated) edition"; Woods A138(a).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ezéchiel

      First edition, one of numbered copies on vélin labeur, the only large paper copies after 75 pur fil.Autograph inscription from Albert Cohen to Denise Mercier.Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy.  Gallimard Paris 1956 12x19cm broché

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        Picasso

      1956. Signed. COCTEAU, Jean. Picasso (cover title: Médecines, Peintures, Picasso). Arcueil: Innothéra Laboratoire Chantereau, circa 1956. Slim octavo, original paper wrappers; pp. [14]. $2600.Later edition of CocteauÂ’s Picasso, inscribed on the title page, “Le feu jaillit de lÂ’eau, La mer et lÂ’oiseau, amities, Jean Cocteau.” With an original full-page pencil and blue wash drawing of a bird rising from the sea.Jean Cocteau first met Picasso in 1914. “As he remarked in later years, if Stravinsky was a great encounter in his life, Picasso was the great encounter” (Emboden, 23). First published in 1923 in a limited edition of 100 copies, this is CocteauÂ’s brief overview of PicassoÂ’s work, with 14 plates of his paintings, re-published as Number 84 in the Innothéra series. Very minor soiling to wrappers. A near-fine copy.

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        Les charités d'Alcippe

      First edition, printed in 430 numbered copies on Hollande paper, almost all of which were - at the author's behest - withdrawn from sale because of the typographic errors peppering the text.With a frontispiece drawing by Aristide Maillol.Spine very lightly soiled, otherwise a good and rare copy.La flûte enchantée Liège 1956 16,5x25cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: The Educational Book Company Ltd,, 1956–58. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red leather labels lettered in gilt, front boards lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. Spines a little faded, a few minor marks to covers; an excellent set. The Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, "published simultaneously in Britain on a subscription basis" (Woods). Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations – the British Empire and the United States – was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until after his retirement from the political stage in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "Special Relationship". "For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race." Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, around a quarter of the third volume, "The Age of Revolution", is dedicated to the American War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, "The Great Democracies" contains a detailed study of the American Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        日本南極探検図 / 世界少年少女文学全集 第一部 35 ハックルベリー・フィンの冒険 . [Nihon nankyokutanken-zu/ sekai shōnen shōjo bungaku zenshū dai ichibu 35 hakkuruberī fin no bōken]. [Map of the Japanese Expedition to Antarctica, a supplement to Volume 35 of the Complete Works of Children's Literature, Huckleberry Finn].

      Tokyo (東京): 創元社.. 1956.. Coloured folding map of Antarctica measures 78 x 54cm with a calendar below map for the year 1957, a very good bright copy. Issued loosely inserted in the Japanese translation of Huckleberry Finn, number 35 in this series of 50 works of children's literature. Colour frontispiece with black and white illustrations, 366pp, text browned, a good hardback, glassine wrapper trifle torn very good in slipcase, contains supplementary material additional to the map: accompanying news articles in a pamphlet; note from the publisher; guide to other novels in the series. From the series 世界少年少女文学全集全50巻完結, a series of world literature for children translated into Japanese. Published to celebrate Japan's first base in the Antarctic this is the only volume in the series which was issued with this special map. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Three Mid 20th century Manuscript Cookbooks

      1956 - 3 manuscript cookbooks in notebooks all by Maria G. de la Parra. One dated 1956, the others of very similar dates. One with browning in the center and edges, but not affecting legibility, scattered browning to another, generally very clean. One with 40 numbered pages, written on both sides, 2 blank and one nearly so, the rest with between 1 and 4 recipes per page. One with 25 pages, mostly on one side, a few illustrated, a number of recipes stretching past a page. The last with 25 pages of recipes and four recipes laid in. A nice group with recipes for: Lengua rellena, ngokis a la Romana, empanada de almendra, jalletina de Jamaica (a note at the rear indicates that some of the jalletina's come from Josefina Vasquez de Leon's 1947 cookbook), pan de almidon, chilaquiles, lomo de puerco enchiladas, huevos guisados. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000404. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        L'automne à Pékin

      - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1956, 12x19cm, broché. - Seconda edizione, parte originale come riveduto e ampliato su carta corrente. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore a un paio di suoi amici. Leggermente indietro irradiato, bordi mordere in piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition, en partie originale car revue et augmentée, sur papier courant. Rare envoi autographe signé de Boris Vian à un couple de ses amis. Dos légèrement insolé, piqûres marginales sur les plats.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Last of the Wine

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1956 - 1st impression. 8vo., 13.5 x 20cm, 389pp. Publisher's original brown boards with gilt titles to the spine. Original unclipped dust jacket showing 16s net price. The boards are in very good condition, the spine has a few vertical creases at each end. The binding is firm and square. Internally, there is no name, inscription or bookplate. The title page has a vertical crease, otherwise the pages have no marks, stains or tears. The dust jacket has some very light scuff marks and two light pen line marks. It has a vertical crease along the upper joint and a 2cm closed tear just above the publisher name on the spine, which is itself a little toned and chipped at the foot. The rear panel is very lightly soiled. There is no tape anywhere on the jacket. The dust jacket is now protected in a removable Brodart protective cover. Over all, a very good copy of scarce title, the author's first novel set in ancient Greece and her second to feature male homosexuality as a central theme. If you would like any further information or images, please let us know. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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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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        Ezéchiel

      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

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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..

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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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        POLEMICHE SUL REALISMO

      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

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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).

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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)

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