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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958. First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill's classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed. "Churchill

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        Escape from Five Shadows

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

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        Laborintus. Lasso Varga: XXVII poesie, 1951 - 1954

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

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

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

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

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

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        MY COUSIN GEOFFREY - first edition in dj inscribed by the author!

      Macdonald 1956 - Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Minor spine creases, scattered light foxing, a VG copy in an about GOOD dj with some shelfwear, an area of discolouration to back panel, and chipping to head/heel of spine panel WITHOUT affecting the lettering. NOTE - Warmly inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and dated 18th September 1956 - uncommon thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      1956. First Edition . CHURCHILL, Winston. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, (1956-58). Four volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, spines gilt decorated with Churchill lion emblems, top edges gilt. $2800.First English editions of ChurchillÂ’s classic history, illustrated with maps and genealogical tables, handsomely bound.Churchill believed that “Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the trials and struggles is necessary to all who would comprehend the problems, perils, challenges, and opportunities which confront us to-dayÂ… It is in the hope that contemplation of the trials and tribulations of our forefathers may not only fortify the English-speaking peoples of to-day, but also play some small part in uniting the whole world, that I present this account.” “ChurchillÂ’s last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholarsÂ… In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for ChurchillÂ’s works” (Langworth, 312). Cohen A267.1.a. Woods A138(a). Langworth, 312-317. A fine set, handsomely bound.

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

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

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        HOWL and Other Poems.

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

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        Nella notte buia

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

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        Photograph inscribed

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

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        Contract signed

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

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        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.**

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: TheBookshelfOnline~Rainford&Parris PBFA]
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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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        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      Jonathan Cape, London 1956 - Near fine in a fine, third impression unclipped jacket. Previous owner name and date (May, 1956, the date of publication) on front end paper. Text block somewhat dusty, a faint splash on the outer edge. The stunning third impression jacket has a tiny closed tear at the gutter at the bottom of the spine, and very slightly toned rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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