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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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        Rotkäppchen.

      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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        MEMORIAL QUE EL ALCALDE DE CAZORLA, EN NOMBRE DE TODOS LOS PUEBLOS DE LA COMARCA, ELEVA AL EXCELENTÍSIMO SEÑOR MINISTRO DE OBRAS PÚBLICAS, EXPLICANDO LA NECESIDAD Y SOLICITANDO LA REPARACIÓN DE UNA VÍA DE ACCESO A LA COMARCA, PARA EL TURISMO QUE CONSTANTEMENTE LA VISITA.

      - 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).

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        Crepusculario

      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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        LA CASSA NELL'ABRUZZO NEL MOLISE NELL'ARCIPELAGO TOSCANO E NEL BACINO DEL TRONTO ESTRATTO DAL VOLUME LA CASSA PER IL MEZZOGIORNO, PRIMO QUINQUENNIO 1950 1955

      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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        KENNY'S WINDOW

      - 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]

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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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        SAGGI SULLA MODERNA ECONOMIA DEL BENESSERE

      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

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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

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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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        ART INTERNATIONAL.

      Vol. 1 no 1 - vol. 27 no 4 (=last published). Lugano, Switzerland, 1956 - Sept / Nov. 1984. Set in the original illustrated wrappers with volume 13 no 3 in the regular and in the rare variant version. (Vol. 23 and 27 are partly bound) Overall condition good to very good, with only sporadic and unobtrusive library markings on the wrappers. An excellent, unbound set in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.One of the best surveys of mainstreams in contemporary art'. Edited by James Fitzsimmons. Volume 1 (called 'European art today' ) has in this set only 9 of the 12 issues. Otherwise all volumes/years are complete. The cover of vol. 13 no 3 designed by Mel Ramos is present in both versions, one with a gorilla and the scarce one with a kangaroo.

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        David und Bathseba.

      - Original-Farblithographie, Paris bei Moulrot, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 132)

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        Brett Weston Photographs

      E. Weyhe, New York 1956 - Folio (13 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 102, [2]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with silver lettering to spine. Photo-illustrated title page.Illustrated with 28 duo-tone photographic plates, "Brett Weston Photographs" is the first major monograph on Brett Weston. It presents "a sound representation of Brett Weston's various developments, phases and progress. The photographer ranges without limit in the subject matter, from the most evanescent subtilties through every nuance to the powerful mutations of nature and the monuments of man" (from the Publishers).Dust-jacket partly chipped along spine, and water-stained along fore-edge. Fore-edge inside both covers water-stained. Lower corner of back cover bumped, thus slightly affecting the tip of the last pages. DJ in overall fair to good-, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        La chose freudienne ou sens du retour à Freud en psychanalyse

      In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1. The first edition of this offprint from L'évolution psychiatrique printed in a small number of copies, based on a conference held in the Vienna clinic on the 7th November 1955.Signed and dated autograph inscription from Jacques Lacan to the philosopher (Louis) Marin.Covers lightly sunned at edges, two small lacks to head of spine and upper cover. % In L'évolution psychiatrique N°1 Paris 1956 18,5x23,5cm agrafé

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        Matinales

      Albin Michel. First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on vélin du Marais, this one n°1, tirage de tête.A good copy. Albin Michel Paris 1956 13x19cm broché

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

      London: Cassell, 1956-58. FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes, octavo. Handsomely bound in burgundy half morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A fine copy of this monumental multi-volume book. Published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully, until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest his history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Woods A138(a). Langworth 315.

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        Watercolor drawing of Madeline.

      (c. 1956). Watercolor and ink on paper, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (28x22cm). Matted and framed. Signed by Bemelmans. This shoulder-length portrait of Bemelmans's most enduring character is done in the later, bold style encountered in Madeline and the Bad Hat, and it shows red-headed Madeline wearing her characteristic wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a blue ribbon and high-collared shirt with a blue neckpiece. Although Bemelmans was quite prolific, original drawings of Madeline seldom appear on the market. Slight mat burn, else fine in a lightly worn wood frame, painted pink to complement the color of Madeline's rosy cheeks.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Original watercolour sketch.

      Original watercolour sketch, squared up in pencil, showing Mr. Punch with dog Toby visitng a young woman and a French poodle; being the artwork for an unused cover design for 'Punch' magazine., Spring 1956. Measures 27.5 x 21.3 cms. The reverse has an part of an ink drawing by the artist.Please note that the price listed is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Römische Großbauten unter dem Kölner Rathaus - Vorbericht über die Rathausgrabung des Jahres 1953. Sonderdruck aus Germania 23.

      Ohne Angabe, 1956 - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      London (1956-58): Cassell & Co. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Four volumes, octavo, publisher's original red cloth; dust jackets are near perfect. Bindings and text blocks are clean and bright, with very light foxing on pastedowns of volumes 1, 2 and 4; top edges stained red, slightly fading. A beautiful example of a fragile work, of which Churchill quipped, "It opens like an angel's wings."

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue)

      RKO 1956 - Vintage original 40 x 30" (100 x 75 cm.) poster, USA. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick, Dorothy Comingore, Paul Stewart, dir: Orson Welles; RKO. The towering yet unfulfilled expression of Charles Foster Kane hovers over the image of himself in his political campaign representing his climb to the top from his humble beginnings to a life of privilege, wealth and power. The industry and the Academy recognized the film for its artistry and innovation, but because of the political uproar it caused it won just one award: the much-deserved Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay to Orson Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz. In 1956, some of those who inspired the story had passed and the film was recognized for its great contributions to the changing of filmmaking. Unique poster presentation for this re-release. Poster is unfolded and displays some soiling in the white areas and stress and creases along the top border and some significant creasing to the top left margin edge. There is some noticeable creasing and scratching in the background of the credit box "Some called him a hero. others called him a heel." Some pin holes along the bottom blank white margin, VERY GOOD-FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Journal de Génétique Humaine

      Genève, Médecine et Hygiène, 1956. Band 5 - 37 Halbleinen Bei den angebotenen Büchern handelt es sich um ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare, Gebrauchsspuren können vorhanden sein Versand D: 2,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Evangeliorum quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis [The Lindisfarne Gospels].

      Folio, 2 volumes. Volume I: the facsimile; 28 mounted colour plates, 490 monochrome plates; bound in full vellum, blind decorations on upper board. Volume II: xxiv, 295, 176pp, 6 colour & 54 monochrome plates, 64 text figures; bound in quarter vellum and papered boards. A fine set in excellent condition, having been protected by the original paper wrappers and plain heavy card packing boxes. Limited edition of 680 numbered copies. A superb facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels: 'the most magnificent book surviving from Anglo-Saxon England', 'The text is one of the best witnesses for the Vulgate version of the Gospels; the pictures of the Evangelists which precede each Gospel have Greek inscriptions on them; the decoration of the manuscript is one of the great masterpieces of early medieval art, combining Celtic and Germanic elements; and the gloss added in the tenth century is an all-important Early English text' (TLS, 13 Jan 1961). The second volume contains a detailed commentary and analysis of the book by various editors/contributors.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe

      FIRST EDITION Abiquiu: np, 1956. LARGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT of one of Karsh's most iconic images, signed by Karsh in ink on border. "When Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) traveled to Abiquiu to photograph O'Keeffe in 1956, he... produced an image that suggested her self-assurance and reflected her artistic concerns. Seated in profile in the entryway of her house, O'Keeffe posed under a large set of antlers that appeared in many of her paintings. Karsh wrote that he 'expected to find some of the poetic intensity of her paintings reflected in her personality. Intensity I found, but it was the austere intensity of dedication to her work, which has led Miss O'Keeffe to cut out of her life anything that interferes with her ability to express herself in paint.' As Stieglitz had done in his portraits of the young O'Keeffe, Karsh drew attention to the artist's hands. But for his image of the sixty-nine year old artist, he posed her bent fingers next to a gnarled tree stump and placed her under a deer's skull, alluding to the passage of time and death. As if to balance those dark elements, however, a streak of light coming in from the open doorway falls on O'Keeffe's forehead, wrist, and still-life objects in the composition, serving as a reminder of the inspiration and vitality of the still-practicing artist. According to Karsh, his photograph once hung in her house at Abiquiu" (Susan Danly, "Miss O'Keeffe", Photography and Fame).Size: 20x16 inches (photograph); 29x24 inches (framed).Photograph taken in 1956; printed later (c.1980). Gelatin silver print, signed in ink by Karsh on border, mounted, framed. A large, stunning image in fine condition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Maurice Utrillo, V

      First edition of only 197 copies, this one numbered on vélin du Marais paper.Illustrations by Maurice Utrillo, made up as follows: 11 lithographs, of which 8 in color, 1 unfinished, 2 in sepia - of which one making up the title - and 1 in black; 2 lithographs of Suzanne Valadon, his mother, and Lucie Valore, his wife, after a pastel drawing.A very good and rare copy.  Joseph Foret Paris 1956 (34x42 cm) en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The imbedding problem for Riemannian manifolds.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956. First edition of Nash's most famous work in pure mathematics, his solution of "a deep philosophical problem concerning geometry", first posed by Bernhard Riemann, "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century" which "has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations" (see below). Nash, "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century" (Mikhail Gromov), is best known for his work in game theory, for which he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. However, even before completing his thesis on game theory, he had become interested in the geometric objects called manifolds, which play a role in many physical problems, including cosmology. The problem Nash solved asked whether every Riemannian manifold can be isometrically embedded in Euclidean space ('isometrically' means bending without stretching). The Harvard mathematician Shlomo Sternberg calls the embedding problem "a deep philosophical problem concerning the foundations of geometry that virtually every mathematician - from Riemann and Hilbert to Élie Cartan and Hermann Weyl - working in the field of differential geometry has asked himself" (quoted in A Beautiful Mind, p. 157). "In 1955, Nash unveiled a stunning result to a disbelieving audience at the University of Chicago. "I did this because of a bet," he announced. "One of his colleagues at MIT [Warren Ambrose] had, two years earlier, challenged him. "If you're so good, why don't you solve the embedding problem . . . ?" When Nash took up the challenge and announced that "he had solved it, modulo details," the consensus around Cambridge was that "he is getting nowhere." The precise question that Nash was posing--"Is it possible to embed any Riemannian manifold in a Euclidean space?"--was a challenge that had frustrated the efforts of eminent mathematicians for three-quarters of a century. "By the early 1950s, interest had shifted to geometric objects in higher dimensions, partly because of the large role played by distorted-time and space relationships in Einstein's theory of relativity. Embedding means presenting a given geometric object as a subset of a space of possibly higher dimension, while preserving its essential topological properties. Take, for instance, the surface of a balloon, which is two-dimensional. You cannot put it on a blackboard, which is two-dimensional, but you can make it a subset of a space of three or more dimensions. "John Conway, the Princeton mathematician who discovered surreal numbers, calls Nash's result "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century." Nash's theorem stated that any kind of surface that embodied a special notion of smoothness could actually be embedded in a Euclidean space. He showed, essentially, that you could fold a manifold like a handkerchief without distorting it. Nobody would have expected Nash's theorem to be true. In fact, most people who heard the result for the first time couldn't believe it. "It took enormous courage to attack these problems," said Paul Cohen, a mathematician who knew Nash at MIT. "After the publication of "The Imbedding Problem for Riemannian Manifolds" in the Annals of Mathematics, the earlier perspective on partial differential equations was completely altered. "Many of us have the power to develop existing ideas," said Mikhail Gromov, a geometer whose work was influenced by Nash. "We follow paths prepared by others. But most of us could never produce anything comparable to what Nash produced. It's like lightening striking. Psychologically the barrier he broke is absolutely fantastic. He has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations. There has been some tendency in recent decades to move from harmony to chaos. Nash said that chaos was just around the corner"" (Sylvia Nasar, Introduction to The Essential John Nash, 2001). The present paper is actually the second of Nash's papers on the embedding problem. It was preceded two years earlier by 'C1-isometric imbeddings,' pp. 383-396 in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 60, No. 3. This paper treats the same embedding problem but only asks for a 'continuously differentiable' embedding rather than an 'infinitely differentiable' one. Although the proof in the C1 case is easier, some of the consequences are highly surprising and counter-intuitive. A copy of this paper, also in original printed wrappers, accompanies the 1956 paper. Nash's solution of the embedding problem in the 'smooth' case was extended by Jürgen Moser to give the 'Nash-Moser implicit function theorem,' which is now a standard technique in the study of non-linear partial differential equations and has been used by Moser to solve problems connected to the existence of periodic orbits in celestial mechanics. For a detailed account, see Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (1998), Ch. 20. Pp. 20-63 in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 63, No. 1, 1956. 8vo (256 x 173 mm), pp. 190, [1]. Original printed wrappers, mint condition.

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        Fortunio

      First printing of the illustrations by Paul-Emile Bécat, published in 390 copies on vélin de Rives (n°293).Illustrated with drypoints hors texte in black by Paul-Emile Bécat.A very attractive copy. Editions Germaine Raoult Paris 1956 23x28cm en feuilles sous couverture, chemise et étui

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        Illustrations for the Bible...

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. First American edition, INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL AND WITH STUNNING ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE COLOR DRAWING of Moses receiving the tablets on title page. With important provenance. The astonishing original Chagall drawing, which fills nearly the entire title page (10.5x14 inches) depicts Moses receiving the Ten Commandments with an angel to his side. On the right border a dove emerges from a tree and above all is a rich, blue sky. Composed with orange, blue, and green crayons, pencil, and ink.Complete with 16 lithographs in color, 12 in black and white, plus the lithograph cover, all specially created for this book. Also illustrated with reproductions in heliogravure of the 105 etchings made by Chagall for the illustrations of the Bible.Provenance: Inscribed by Chagall: "Pour Lenette et George Nayor --> NJ 1966 Marc Chagall" and from the collection of Herman Krawitz, former assistant general manager of the Metropolitan Opera House. Krawitz was the son-in-law of the dedicatees Lenette and George Nayor."Herman Krawitz worked for the Metropolitan Opera for nineteen years, with nine of those years as Assistant General Manager. During this time he worked closely with Marc Chagall... In 1966, Chagall painted two monumental murals for the outside of the Metropolitan Opera in New York... On display in the lobby, the murals are approximately 30 ft (9.1 m) by 36 ft (11 m) and visible to the outside plaza. The south wall holds the work entitled The Triumph of Music while the north wall contains The Sources of Music" (Llyn Towner, "Herman Krawitz 'Working with Chagall'"). Note: The inscription is dated 1966, the same year Krawitz was working with Chagall on the murals.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. Folio, original pictorial (lithographed) boards, original dust jacket. Book with tape residue to endpapers, otherwise book and lithographs fine; extremely scarce dust jacket (almost never seen) with chipping, edgewear, and damage to spine. A REMARKABLE, ORIGINAL CHAGALL WORK. Fine / Good....

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        La chute

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de têteSuperb Jansenist set in black morocco by JPMiguet, a frame of cream-colored calf on the pastedowns of red nubuck, endpapers lined with red nubuck, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt, half morocco chemise with black stripes, lined with black nubuck, slipcase edged with black morocco and lined with white feltA fine copy in a handsome binding by JPMiguet. Gallimard Paris 1956 12,5x19cm relié sous chemise et étui

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        I, Robot

      New American Library, 1956. Sixth Printing. Paperback. Good+. Signed by Author. Signed by Isaac Asimov on title page, stand alone signature. Sixth paperback printing from Signet/New American Library, with cover code P3540. Cover artist uncredited. Overall a solid paperback, with a few flaws: Small closed tear to lower front cover, near spine, that has also affected the first few pages. Light foxing to page edges and end pages. Inside front and rear covers heavily foxed. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding strong. Single light crease to spine. Good plus condition. Stored in protective sleeve. I, Robot is Asimov's second published book and his first published collection of short stories. One of his most recognized works it is a seminal piece of robot and android mythology, heavily influencing many robot stories that followed. Signed copies are incredibly rare and hard to find. Additional photos available upon request.

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