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        Capitolium. Rassegna mensile di attività municipale

      vari editori 1957-1965, Roma - Legature in tutta tela con tassello in pelle al ds. e titolo oro. Copp.ed. conservate all interno. Ottimo stato di conservazione. 8vo, 9 Annate complete con num.me illustrazioni.

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        Las Fuentes del Romancero General

      Madrid, Real Academia EspaÃ?±ola, 1957. First Edition. Soft Cover. 13 volumes; first edition. Notas e Ã?­ndices por A. RodrÃ?­guez MoÃ?±ino y M. Damonte. I. Flor de varios romances nuevos y canciones, Pedro de Moncayo, Huesca, 1589; II. Flor de varios romances nuevosââ?¬Â¦ Pedro de Moncayo, Barcelona, 1591. III. Flor de varios romancesââ?¬Â¦ P. Moncayo y Felipe Mey. 4. Flores, Pedro de. Ramillete de flores; 4.-6. parte de Flor de romances. This set is number 124 0f 600. Stock#46074. Vg / soft cover.

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        Naumann, Hermann. - Zu Scholem Alejchem. - "Tewje der Milchmann".

      - Holzschnitt, 1957-1960. Von Hermann Naumann. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 10/25. 28,0 x 24,0 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 48,5 x 38,5 cm (Blatt). Im Druckstock links unten monogrammiert und datiert. Außerhalb der Darstellung rechts unten signiert und datiert und links mit Auflagenbezeichnung versehen. ein Blatt mittig betitelt. - Vollständige Folge mit allen 12 Blättern. - Marginale Randmängel. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Hermann Naumann (*1930 Kötzschenbroda / heute Radebeul, lebt und arbeitet in Dittersbach-Dürrröhrsdorf). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1946 Lehre als Steinmetz und Privatausbildung zum Plastiker bei Burkhart Ebe. 1947-49 Bildhauerlehre bei Herbert Volwahsen. 1950 Aufnahme in den Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD) und Bezug des Ateliers im Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz. Seitdem freischaffend tätig. Gleichzeitig Beginn der Beschäftigung mit Malerei und Druckgrafik; erste Ölgemälde und Illustrationen zu Dostojewski. 1952 die brühmte Punzenstich-Folge zu Franz Kafka "Der Prozeß". 1969 Auszeichnung "Schönste Bücher der DDR" für die Illustrationen zu "Meine jüdischen Augen" beim Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig. 1977 erste umfassende Retrospektive in der Kunsthalle Rostock, 1988 Retrospektive im Stadtmuseum Bautzen, 2000 Ausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag im Stadtmuseum Dresden, 2010 Ausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag in der Kunsthandlung Koenitz Dresden. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. George Allen and Unwin, London 1957. Filled with Original Color Illustrations by a talented artist. 3 Volume Set UK Hardback First Editions Early Printings. Maps at the endpaper. The Fellowship of the Rings Seventh Printing. The Two Towers Fifth Printing. The Return of the King Third Printing. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning, bookplate at the endpaper. Incredible drawings throughout depicting scenes, characters, and ancestry. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, age toning, shelf wear, short tears. Wrapped in new mylar covers.

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        Photograph Album - Rare - North Korea Life After War - China - Vietnam - Album of a Polish Diplomat

      North Korea, 1957. Wonsan, Pyongyang, North Korea, February 1957 - March 1959. Album of photographs taken by a Polish man whose stay in North Korea was at least two years, and who was most likely a peace-keeping delegate of the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission) which had been established in 1953 to protect and support North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK. [From 1954-1959 the Polish ambassador was Jedrzej Siedlecki.] Contains 126 gelatin silver print photographs and 1 sketch image postcard, tipped-in, black cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. In addition, 4 postcards from Pyongyang, 54 photographic views of China, and 19 views of Vietnam are included at the end of the album. A neatly and methodically organized album with manuscript headings serving as general captions. Photographs vary slightly in size, the majority measuring approximately 11 x 8 cm, the smallest approximately 8 x 6 cm, and the largest approximately 13 x 8,5 cm. Oblong 8vo. elegantly illustrated cloth album measuring approximately 25 x 35 x 4 cm. Very slight wear to boards mainly to corners and upper hinge, otherwise in Very Good Condition, a rare and substantial album of photographs from North Korea. At the end of the Korean War, by virtue of the Korean War Armistice Agreement of 27 July 1953, North Korea, together with the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, invited Poland to become one of the four members of the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission), to carry out the functions of armistice supervision, observation, inspection, and investigation, effectively to ensure peace. The armistice declared a complete cessation of all hostilities in Korea by all armed forces, and established a Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea. The Military Armistice Commission (MAC) and the NNSC shared the important mission of supervising and controlling the implementation of the armistice agreement. The two headquarters of those supervisory bodies were located in the small village of Panmunjom, precisely at the line of cease fire, in an area called the "joint security area". Initially a force of 300 some men in 1953, beginning in 1955 the NNSC began decreasing its presence in numbers. By 1959 only 35 Polish members remained in North Korea. This album has been compiled by a Polish man of some diplomatic importance, as he is seen departing with three of his colleagues after a stay of two years or more, and receiving a formal farewell in North Korean tradition. Further research is warranted and may find the album to be that of one of the NNSC representatives who left Korea in 1959, or perhaps even Jerzy Siedlecki (1907-1996), a Colonel in the Polish People's Army who was the Polish ambassador in North Korea from 1954 to 1959. This album contains excellent views of North Korea and the daily life of civilians during the early years of Kim Il-sung's remodeling of the nation with his radically nationalistic ideology of autonomy. Korean civilians are seen living peacefully after the Korean War, in part owing to the peace-keeping presence of the NNSC. Compiled by a Polish resident, perhaps Polish ambassador Jerzy Siedlecki who was there at the time, the photographs are largely centered in the environs of the important cities of Wonsan and Pyongyang, and at Mount Kumgang which is commonly known as Diamond Mountain. One photograph appears to show Panmunjom, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, and where the residences of the NNSC were situated. A few are also taken at Kaesong, the only city to have changed control from South Korea to North Korea as a result of the war. The man visits a foundry, and a site of construction which might be factory or hospital being erected, which is congruent with the post-war aid provided by the NNSC. Highlights from Wonsan, the port city and naval base in Kangwon Province, are the striking images of the North Korean people going about their day performing traditional tasks, some in small villages nearby. Simple thatched-roof homes are constructed precariously close to the seashore. Women prepare food manually in large pots while crouched on the ground, while another carries innumerable dried fish to market. Although motorcars are occasionally seen in photographs, the general populace was still using oxen pulled carts to carry produce and merchandise, and handmade wooden fishing boats at sea. At the foot of a tiered rice paddy, he photographs a subdivison of uniform homes erected in perfect rows. One image captures the opening parade of an outdoor basketball competition attended by a multitude of spectators. The North Korea flag, officially adopted on September 9, 1948, is prominent in this image. Its two blue stripes signified sovereignty, peace and friendship, the white stripes purity, while red represented Communism. The photographer visits temples and shrines, travelling through exquisite mountain valleys. Long before tourism was promoted in the region, he made a thorough trekking exploration of Diamond Mountain which renders now exceedingly rare photographs of the earliest and very modest hotel, compared by a larger one which had recently been constructed. Kuryong Falls, a simple swinging foot bridge, and the Pyohunsa Temple are also photographed. [Mt Kumgang and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains are a spectacular range of 12,000 volcanic pinnacles which are held in religious awe by many Koreans. and form a dramatic view of saw-toothed ridges and volcanic pinnacles. A challenging 1.6 km climb reaches the summit.] On a page captioned "Panmundzon" [Panmunjom] we actually find photographs of the lovely Korean Buddhist temple called Anhwa-sa and located in the historic city of Kaesong, North Korea. Founded under the Koryo dynasty in 930 AD, it is the only one to have survived the Korean War. Interior views include Taeung Hall which contains the temple's main shrine, and Obaek Hall which is adorned with a plethora of small Buddhist statues. The Polish man sits at the base of the original pagoda monument at the entrance. On the same page is a photograph of an ancient gate, which may have also been obliterated in the war. A distant view of a military style complex, found on the next leaf, might in fact be a photograph of Panmunjom. Two photographs capture a visit to the royal tomb of King Kongmin, captioned "groby królewskie" and featuring a close-up photograph of two statues on what is referrred to locally as the Spirit Road. [The Tomb of King Kongmin, more correctly, the Hyonjongrung Royal Tomb, is a 14th-century mausoleum, lined with statues of military officers and Confucian officials. It is located in Haeson-ri, Kaepung County just outside the city of Kaesong.] From the capital city of Pyongyang, the Polish delegate and three of his colleagues are leaving the city by train. Posing in front of a government building, possibly at Kim Il-sung Square, together with Korean officials, each was presented with a parting bouquet from a farewell party of young Korean ladies. Before returning home, he made a sojourn to China, visiting Peking (Beijing), Shanghai, Canton (Guangzhou), and then to Hanoi in Vietnam. Diplomatic relations between Poland and North Korea had begun in October 1948 when the government of North Korea announced the foundation of the DPRK and proposed to Poland that the two nations establish diplomatic relations. The government of the People's Republic of Poland in turn recognized the DPRK and accepted the proposal. On 6 July 1950, both governments signed an agreement to exchange ambassadors. Poland's first diplomatic representative in North Korea was Stanislaw Dodin, who started his mission on 7 September 1948 as chargé d?affaires. The first ambassador to North Korea was Juliusz Burgin who had been accredited to the government of the People?s Republic of China in Bejing. Some of his successors ambassador were Stanislaw Kiryluk 1952-1954, Jedrzej Siedlecki 1954-1959, Józef Dryglas 1959-1964; Wladyslaw Napieraj 1964-1968, and so on. At the end of the Korean War, the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) was established by the Korean Armistice Agreement signed July 27, 1953. Together with the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC), it is responsible for regulating relations between North and South Korea [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea)]. The term "neutral nations" was defined as those nations whose combat forces did not participate in the hostilities in Korea. According to the Armistice, the NNSC was and is to be composed of four senior officers. The United Nations Command chose Switzerland and Sweden, while the Korean People's Army and Chinese People's Volunteers together chose Czechoslovakia and Poland for the peace-keeping task. The NNSC was supported by twenty Neutral Nations Inspection Teams, ten of which were permanently located at ports in North and South Korea, and ten being mobile teams. The Swiss and Swedish teams were modest in size, relying on their hosts to provide personnel support, vehicles, and communication equipment to report back to the Supervisory Commission. The Czech and Polish teams large and self-sufficient, including heavy radio trucks, interpreters, cooks and mess equipment. The first Polish contingent to the NNSC numbered 301 people, including 42 from outside the Ministry of Defense. The first meeting of the NNSC was conducted on August 1, 1953 at Panmunjom. Poland was represented by Major General Mieczyslaw Wagrowski. Owing to similarities in their political ideologies and systems, relations between Poland and North Korea were very close during the 1950s and 1960s. Poland supported North Korea during the Korean War by providing various goods and military equipment. Poland also provided humanitarian assistance by taking in North Korean children who had been orphaned as a result of the Korean War, placing in orphanages in Poland, some 200 at Golotczyzna, and others at Swider near Otwock. In 1953, at the end of the Korean War, 1,270 North Korean orphans came to live in the village of Plaskowice near Lwówek Slaski. By 1959, some 6,000 North Korean war orphans lived in Poland. They gained an education in Poland and learned the Polish language. Upon returning to North Korea, many of them joined the diplomatic corps or academic fields. Throughout the 1950s, economic exchanges and cooperation between the two countries increased. On 28 July 1953, the Presidium of the Polish Cabinet passed a resolution to provide the DPRK with aid to rebuild its economy, subsequently building and repairing existing factories, reconstructing coal mines, and establishing a hospital. From the 1950s, Polish Land Forces have contributed troops to peacekeeping operations, initially through the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea. However, not long after its inception, especially between August 1954 and July 1955, the NNSC began to experience difficulties to perform the duties of inspection and such, mainly because their efforts were concentrated in disputes instigated by the United States of America and supported by the UNMAC. The US accused the NNSC of engaging in activities harmful to the UN, including espionage, and therefore promoted dissolution of the Commission. At the start of 1955, the South Korean chief of police encouraged Czechoslovak and Polish NNSC members to leave the country "peacefully" since their personal safety could not be guaranteed. At the same time, the UNC/MAC (UN Command/Military Armistice Commission) had announced that traffic at three ports of entry in the South would be terminated. On 31 January, 1955 the UNC Commander proposed to the US Ministry of Defense that since the NNSC severely obstructed the UNC?s military activities, the Commission should be abolished. Within the NNSC, Sweden and Switzerland supported the USA-South Korea proposal to dissolve it, but the argument was that the Commission was inefficient and therefore unnecessary. Due to the growing difficulties to perform its tasks, Sweden was willing to leave the NNSC in 1956. Yet, in order to maintain peaceful relations with communist countries such as China and the Soviet Union, both Sweden and Switzerland opposed the United States policy and refused to withdraw. Instead, it was decided to reduce the inspection teams by one, in both North and South Korea. On the other hand, China and North Korea wanted both the NNSC and the Armistice Agreement to remain; they were supported by the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The tour-of-duty rotations for personnel of the Polish mission in Korea was typically 9 to 11 months. As early as March 1955, the manpower of the Polish mission was gradually being reduced, as was the scope of the practical activities of the NNSC. The number of Polish personnel per rotation decreased over the next few years. There were 300 personnel for the second rotation in 1954-1955; 88 personnel for the third rotation; and only 35 personnel for the fourth rotation. In 1960 the Polish mission had only 10 personnel, and by 1968, it had decreased to 9. On 31 May, 1956 the Senior Member of UNC/MAC, General Robert G. Gard, declared at the 70th MAC meeting that the validity of all provisions in the Armistice Agreement "... regulating the activities of the NNSC and its Inspection Teams in South Korea, was suspended." He ordered the inspection teams in Inchon, Pusan and Kunsan to withdraw within ten days. These extraordinary measures were "...justified by violations of the Armistice Agreement by the North and the obstructive attitudes of the Polish and Czechoslovak NNSC representatives." After much negotiation, on June 9, 1956 the Commission agreed to withdraw all of its inspection teams in the North from Sinuiju, Manpo and Sinanju, and in the South from Inchon, Pusan and Kunsan. The Swedish team was reduced to 11 men by August 18th. About the same time, the Czechoslovakian and Polish teams each numbered about 25 men. When the reduced teams were withdrawn to Panmunjom, the NNSC became incapable to conduct inspections. Their work would instead mainly consist of analysis of reports. [According to Mueller-Lhotska (1997), "The way the suspension was realized by the South constituted a violation of the internationally observed courtesy minimum..." And, according to the South Korean scholar Kim Bo Young, the suspension of the NNSC's work in 1956 had been made for stationing "more modern and efficient weapons," referring to such dual capable weapons as guided missiles with capacity to load nuclear war-heads in South Korea. On 14 May, 1957, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announced at a press conference that the Americans would bring atomic warheads to South Korea to meet the Syngman Rhee government's request.] Notably, in spring 1959, President Rhee, in an interview with Radio Lausanne, recognized the work of Sweden and Switzerland through the NNSC. The positive evaluations affirmed that the NNSC continued to secure peace in spite of the fact that its original mandate had ceased to exist. From June 1956 until 1993 Poland was an active part of the NNSC. When communism fell in Poland and Czechoslovakia, the Korean People's Army took over the camps. In 1989, Poland lost its status as a "friend" and its privileged position with the DPRK. Despite the change from communism to capitalism in Poland in 1989, and Poland's establishing relations with South Korea, relations between Poland and DPRK retain reasonable and fair relations. Today in fact, Poland is one of the few countries that maintain diplomatic and limited trading (fishing) relations with Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea maintains an embassy in Warsaw. Poland maintains an embassy in Pyongyang. Poland also provides North Korea with small grants in farming equipment, medicine etc. Jerzy Siedlecki (1907-1996) was a Colonel in the Polish People's Army (Ludowe Wojsko Polskie). By August 1944 he was the head of the Section of Inquiry, at the Ministry of Public Security of Poland (Ministerstwo Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego, MBP) which was a postwar communist, secret police, intelligence and counter-espionage service. In 1946 he was Head of the MBP's Information Office, remaining in office as a public official until 1954. After the Korean War, from 1954-1959 he was selected to represent Poland, officially the Polish People's Republic (PRL), as an ambassador in Pyongyang. He was a member of the Communist Party of Western Ukraine, the Polish Workers' Party, and the Communist Party of Poland. Jerzy Siedlecki (ur. 29 lipca 1907, zm. 10 marca 1996 w Warszawie) - pulkownik LWP, kierownik Wydzialu ds. Funkcjonariuszy MBP w latach 1949-1954, zastepca kierownika tego wydzialu w 1946, kierownik Biura Informacji Departamentu I MBP, kierownik Sekcji Sledczej Resortu Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego od sierpnia 1944. W latach 1954-1959 reprezentowal PRL jako ambasador w Pjongjangu. Byl czlonkiem Komunistycznej Partii Zachodniej Ukrainy, PPR i PZPR. . Very Good.

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        Philobiblion. Eine Vierteljahresschrift für Buch- und Graphik-Sammler. Jahrgang 1 (1957) bis Jahrgang 38 (1994). Vollständig

      Hauswedell, Hamburg, 1957-1994. Je Heft ca. 100 S. mit teils farb. Abb., kart. Im Auftrag der Maximilian-Gesellschaft. Je Jahrgang 4 Hefte (=152 Hefte insgesamt)

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        The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.

      New York: McGraw-Hill, [1957] - Small quarto (265 x 182 mm). Contemporary red full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt panelled spine, single-line gilt border on sides, gilt motif of a grape vine on front cover, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Superficial abrasion on back cover, presentation inscription on a preliminary blank. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece of the author, 23 colour plates from photographs by Percy Hennell, 8 three-colour maps and decorations by Asgeir Scott; title page printed in red & black. First edition, second printing. A handsomely bound copy.

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        The Firebird" - Autograph Musical Quotation

      - Autograph musical quotation from one of the important composer's most beloved works, The Firebird, signed and inscribed by Stravinsky and dated Hollywood, January 1957. He has neatly penned one measure (m. 9) from the bassoon part of the evocative, quiet introduction to the ballet on a small piece of manuscript paper, and inscribed it to the collector Lionel Aucoin (which could easily be matted out of view). The title "The FireBird" is typed at the head. A bold quotation and signature. 3.75 x 8.75 inches (9.3 x 22.3 cm.)Composed for the 1910 Paris season of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes with choreography by Michel Fokine, Stravinsky's "Firebird" was first performed on 25 June 1910. Based on Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird of the same name that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor, the ballet centers on the journey of its hero, Prince Ivan, who enters the magical realm of Kashchei the Immortal.  With "Firebird," "Stravinsky became famous overnight.Stravinsky learned well from Rimsky-Korsakov and equaled his master in orchestral opulence. The score is an enchantment, and its individual numbers - from the Infernal Dance to the Berceuse - exude the fragrance of Russianism in the grand tradition, with added dissonant spice. Stravinsky's first important work remains a favorite." (David Dubal)

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        Féminaires.

      - Paris, Editions de la Galerie Louise Leiris 1957. In folio en feuilles, chemise et étui. 21 superbes aquatintes hors texte en couleurs d'André MASSON. Tirage unique à 57 exemplaires numérotées et signées au crayon par l'Artiste. Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mystic Masseur

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1957. Fine but for slightest cupping of back board, and a touch of spotting at top of front paste down near the spine fold. the unclipped jacket has tiny points of wear to extremities and folds, and a few spots of foxing on the back panel. ( See photos ). This is a very attractive copy .. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        "The Firebird" - Autograph Musical Quotation

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph musical quotation from one of the important composer's most beloved works, The Firebird, signed and inscribed by Stravinsky and dated Hollywood, January 1957. He has neatly penned one measure (m. 9) from the bassoon part of the evocative, quiet introduction to the ballet on a small piece of manuscript paper, and inscribed it to the collector Lionel Aucoin (which could easily be matted out of view). The title "The FireBird" is typed at the head. A bold quotation and signature. 3.75 x 8.75 inches (9.3 x 22.3 cm.)<br style="">Composed for the 1910 Paris season of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes with choreography by Michel Fokine, Stravinsky's "Firebird" was first performed on 25 June 1910. Based on Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird of the same name that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor, the ballet centers on the journey of its hero, Prince Ivan, who enters the magical realm of Kashchei the Immortal.  With "Firebird," "Stravinsky became famous overnight...Stravinsky learned well from Rimsky-Korsakov and equaled his master in orchestral opulence. The score is an enchantment, and its individual numbers - from the Infernal Dance to the Berceuse - exude the fragrance of Russianism in the grand tradition, with added dissonant spice. Stravinsky's first important work remains a favorite." (David Dubal)<br style="">

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        wie weiß ist wissen die weisen. Hommage à Uecker

      Mit handsignierter Widmung von Eugen Gomringer. Englische Broschur und zellophanierter Umschlag. Umschlag Originalgrafik von Uecker. "Weiß ist für mich der geistige Raum", sagt Günther Uecker. "Eine weiße Welt", so glaubt er, "ist eine humane Welt, in der der Mensch seine farbige Existenz erfährt, lebendig sein kann. Der Zustand Weiß kann als Gebet verstanden werden, in seiner Artikulation ein spirituelles Erlebnis sein." Bei den Abbildungen dieses Bandes handelt es sich um Objekte von Günther Ücker, die in den Jahren 1957 bis 1974 entstanden sind. Copyright Verlag für moderne Kunst, Zirndort 1975. Herausgegeben vom Institut für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg. Der Schlüsselsatz "wie weiß ist wissen die weisen" wurde von Eugen Gomringer einem Computer eingegeben: 720 Permutationen. Gestaltung: Tünn Konerding. In Schuber.

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        The CAt in the Hat

      Random House 1957 - A worn first edition, in first state matte boards and with a single signature of pages, inscribed by Seuss with a charming inscription to a "cat-fancier, first class, with very best wishes." The binding is loose but intact. No dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Auntie Mame, a New Play based on the novel by Patrick Dennis - SIGNED COPY

      The Vanguard Press, New York, NY, USA 1957 - SIGNED on the front endpaper by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Patrick Dennis and Constance Bennett who starred in the touring version of the play. The script of the play based on Dennis' novel. A good clean hardback which has sunned very slightly to board edges, in poor dustwrapper which has long internally repaired tears, faded spine and rubbing to all surfaces. Top edge is dusty. Very small stain to fore edge - does not impinge into page margin. Text block is clean. Binding square and tight. 182 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957 - FIRST EDITION. Inscribed and signed by Rand to Mr. and Mrs. Capuletti &#147;for your triumph over the non-objective in art&#148; and dated 17 May 1960. Jose Manuel Capuletti was perhaps Rand&#146;s favorite painter, and she collected his works avidly. She wrote in 1966, &#147;to the extent that one may detect certain dominant values in different cultures, one could say the work of Capuletti has the passionate intensity of Spain, the elegance of France, and the joyous, benevolent freedom of America.&#148; &#147;The book made Rand a hero to many business owners, executives, and self-identified capitalists, who were overjoyed to discover a novel that acknowledged, understood, and appreciated their work She presented a spiritualized version of America&#146;s market system, creating a compelling vision of capitalism that drew on traditions of self-reliance and individualism but also presented a forward-looking, even futuristic ideal of what a capitalist society could be Rand&#146;s defense of wealth and merit freed capitalists from both personal and social guilt simultaneously In Rand business had found a champion, a voice that could articulated its claim to prominence in American life&#148; (Burns, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right). Alan Greenspan declared, &#147;Of all my teachers, Arthur Burns and Ayn Rand had the greatest impact on my life Ayn Rand expanded my intellectual horizons, challenging me to look beyond economics to understand the behavior of individuals and societies.&#148; NYPL Books of the Century 163. Original cloth, without dust jacket. Rubbed, tear to hinge. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Remorques. Lithographies Originales En Couleurs De René Genis

      Paris 1957 - Sous une chemise in-folio verte imprimée de l'éditeur, 243pp en double feuillets volants, manque certainement l'emboîtage Editeur - comprend bien les 30 lithographies en couleur de René Genis dont 19 HT (1 frontispice) et 11 in-texte sous serpente, Exemplaire enrichi d'un dessin original n/b de René Genis avec envoi de René Genis, Huitième Ouvrage publié par la Société Les Bibliophiles De France, dont le Tirage a été limité à 140 exemplaires, ici un des 20 exemplaires de collaborateurs, portant la lettre F - qq points de rousseur en bord des feuillets, mais sans gravité, sinon bel exemplaire, peu commun

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        La Jalousie Roman

      Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1957 20 x 12,7 cm, broché, 218 pp.. Edition originale. L'un des 55 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil (après 13 ex. sur vélin d'Arches). Parfait état. Quatrième roman de l'auteur basé sur le schéma classique du triangle amoureux.

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        La jalousie.

      Editions de Minuit 1957. In-12 broché à marges. Non coupé. Etat superbe, proche du neuf. Un des 50 exemplaires n° sur pur fil ( après 8 sur arches ). Edition originale.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        Schriftstellerin (1926 - 1973): Masch. Brief mit eigenh. Gruß u. U. ("Deine Inge")

      Früher Brief unter ihrer damaligen Münchner Adresse u. mit Telefonnummer (Franz Joseph Strasse 9 a / Tel.: 33 75 19) über ihr unstetes Leben an eine befreundete Kollegin ("Liebste beste Lilly") in Innsbruck: " nur ein Lebenszeichen: ich bin wieder in München, noch in München, aber nicht mehr lange, nur bis zum 15.November. Der nächste Wohnort ist Zürich. // Es wäre schön, wenn Du, ehe mich die Schweiz verschluckt, hier einmal vorbeischautest in der Franz Joseph Strasse! // Ein kleines neues Buch von mir ist fertig, das lasse ich Dir schicken von unserem gemeinsamen Verlag [Piper]. Noch lieber würde ich mich selbst für einen Tag nach Innsbruck schicken " - // - 1957 wurde Ingeborg Bachmann Dramaturgin beim Bayerischen Fernsehen, weshalb sie von Rom nach München zog. 1958 begegnete sie Max Frisch und deshalb ging sie nach Zürich. - Das "neue kleine Buch" ist ihr in der Piper-Bücherei erschienenes Hörspiel "Der gute Gott von Manhattan" (München 1959), das mit dem bedeutenden Preis der Kriegsblinden ausgezeichnet wurde. Ihre am 17. März 1959 gehaltene Dankesrede dafür hatte den sprichwörtlich gewordenen Titel "Die Wahrheit ist dem Menschen zumutbar".

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        A Collection of Famous Pictures of the Sung Dynasty Formerly Preserved by the Tien Lai Studio - Tien Lai Ko Chiu Tsang Sung Jen Hua Tse. Sung Jen Hua Tse.

      Commercial Press, Peking 1957 - First edition. Highlights. Folio. Silk brocade Chinese binding. Fine. (6), (30) Pages of text. With 15 tipped-in colour plates. Original silk brocade binding with original clam-shell folder with 2 clasps all housed in the Original box (Box worn). Descriptions in Chinese, English, German, French and Russian. This album contains reproductions of fifteen masterpieces of Chinese painting of the Sung dynasty (960-1279), formerly collected and treasured by Hsiang Tse-ching of Tsun Li of the Ming dynasty and bearing the Tien Lai Ko Seal, the Ching Yeh Wu Chen Seal, the Hsiang Mo Ling Fu Private Seal etc. These paintings later came in to possession of Wang Shi Ming of Tai Tsang, who added thereto his seal of Yen Ko Chen Shang. They are now kept by Li Hsuan-gung of Ming Hsien of the Fukien Province. The reproductions are made in the Original colours for the contemporary admirers. They are choice artistic works and considered invaluable. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WORDS FOR THE WIND

      Secker and Warburg, London 1957 - Precedes the American edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet to a Yale doctor on the title page "with affection (and respect)." Inscribee's name on the front endpaper with his small ink stamp at the bottom of that page and one text page. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eloise in Paris

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1957. Drawings by Hilary Knight. Tall quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, two raised bands, titles to spine in blue, pictorial multi-coloured block and onlay copied from the jacket, twin rule to turn-ins in blue, blue endpapers with the originals bound in, silver edges. Illustrations throughout by Kay Thompson. Contemporary ownership signature to top of original front free endpaper, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first printing.

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        Unter dem Eisen des Mondes. Gedichte.

      63 S. Orig.-Pappbd m. Orig.-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe. - WG. 2. - Dritte Veröffentlichung Bernhards nach "Auf der Erde und in der Hölle" (1957) und "In hora mortis" (1958). Umschlaggestaltung von Hannes Jähn.- Umschlag leicht fleckig u. minimal angerändert, Schnitt leicht stockfleckig.

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        Chagall Lithographe, (HIER Band II), 1957 - 1962

      mit 208 Seiten, 4, farbig illustrierte OU helles illustriertes OLn mit zusätzlichem Transparent-Umschlag im Original-Schuber, TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR des Bandes II des Werksverzeichnisses der Chagall Lithograpien:.Lithographe Tome II von 1957 - 1962, mit 12 Original-Lithographien (inkl der Original-Lithographie auf dem Schutzumschlag) (Mourlot Nr. 391 - 402)

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        Chagall. Lithograph 1957-1962.

      4. 208 Seiten. Mit 376 farbigen und schw.-weißen teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen, sowie 11 Original-Lithographien von Marc Chagall davon 6 farbig. Leinen mit Originalumschlag und Originalfolienumschlag. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        [ Lot de 13 cartes de l'Algérie annotées, provenant de la bibliothèque de l'aumônier des 1er et 2e R.E. de la 13e Demi Brigade de la Légion Etrangère et de la 3e Compagnie Saharienne Portée de la Légion, en Algérie de 1957 à 1960 ] 12 cartes au 50.000e avec le quadrillage d'appui aérien en violine : Aumale - Laperrine - Ain Bessem - El Esnam - Aïn Boucif - Beni Slimane - Soulagui - Bouïra - Tablat - Oued Okris - Maginot - Sidi Aïssa - et 1 carte grand format du Sud-Oranais

      12 cartes au format 55x 70 et une grande carte format double, Ministère des Travaux Public et des Transports, Institut Géographique National, circa 1952-1958 Bel ensemble de 13 cartes de différentes régions d'Algérie, annotée et complétée avec diverses indications militaires et délimitation de zone au crayon de couleur. Cet ensemble provient de la bibliothèque de l'abbé J. B. Callen qui fit la campagne de France 1944-1945 sous les ordres du général de Monsabert, et fut notamment aumônier des 1er et 2e R.E. de la 13e Demi Brigade de la Légion Etrangère et de la 3e Compagnie Saharienne Portée de la Légion, en Algérie de 1957 à 1960. Prix du lot, non séparable. Français

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        Gefragte Leute. Dt. Handschrift auf Papier.

      8. 107 nn. Bll. (einige weiße Bll. angebunden), Flex. Lwd. d. Zt. Eigenhändiges Textskript und Gästebuch zu 14 Folgen der Talkshow Gefragte Leute, welche vom Schweizer Fernsehen DRS produziert und ausgestrahlt wurde. - Baumann studierte Literatur und Theaterwissenschaften, arbeitete für das Schweizer Radio bevor er 1957 zum WDR wechselte. Berühmt wurde er als Ratefuchs bei Robert Lembkes Heiterem Beruferaten. Er produzierte mehrere Spiel- und Talkshows für verschiedene Fernsehstationen. - Das vorliegende eigenh. Skriptbuch enth. neben einer jeweils vorbereiteten Einleitung auch stichwortartig festgehaltene Gesprächsnotizen. Bei verschiedenen Sendungen benützte Baumann das Buch auch als Gästebuch. So enthält es eigenh. Einträge von Gästen wie Franca Magnani, Jean Tinguely (mit Kugelschreiberzeichnung), Alice Vollenweider, Sandra Paretti, Christiane Hörbiger, Rolf Liebermann, Maria Josefa von Sachsen, Nello Celio, Hans Joachim Stuck, Karl Lagerfeld (Man kann auf alles verzichten, nur nicht aufs Überflüssige (Das Zitat ist nicht von mir mit Adresse und Telefonnummer), Bice Curiger (mit Zeichnung), Margot Werner, Werner Schneyder, Hildegard Schwanninger (mit dem Vermerk Baumanns: Wahrscheinlich die prominenteste Klatschtante der Schweiz), Helmut Qualtinger (ganzseitig mit Selbstportrait in schwarzem Kugelschreiber), Catarina Valente, Lilian Berna, Arthur Honegger, Evelyn Künneke, Peter Brogle, Harald Szeemann, Peter Bichsel (mit Spruch u. zwei kl. Zeichungen), Klara Obermüller, Daniel Keel, Liselotte Pulver und einigen weiteren. - Umschlag etw. fleckig. Ränder etw. bestoßen. - Beiliegend Guido Baumanns Buch Mein Gästebuch. Gefragte Leute (München-Wien, 1986). -

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        Fin de partie. Suivi de Acte sans paroles. / signed ! Dedicated !

      122 Seiten, 3 Bll. Original-Broschur. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, kaum Lesespuren. Fußsteg minimal beschädigt, eigenhändige handschriftliche Widmung auf Vorsatz. Auf dem Schmutztitel eingedruckte Widmung: "Pour Roger Blin". This work is dedicated to Roger Blin. With becketts signature and dedication to Max Niedermayer, a German Wiesbaden based publisher. Erste Ausgabe eines der Hauptwerke von Samuel Beckett mit einer mehrzeiligen eigenhändigen Widmung von Samuel Beckett an Max Niedermayer, den Wiesbadener Verleger: "Pour Max Niedermayer ... cordialement Samuel Beckett Paris 1957." Das Buch, ebenfalls ein Meisterwerk des absurden Theaters basiert auf ein Schachspiel, die Schach - Kenntnisse gewann Beckett durch seine Freundschaft mit Marcel Duchamp. Harold Bloom behauptet in "The Western Canon", dies sei das größte dramatische Werk des 20. Jahrhundert. Bloom argumentierte: Le fin de la partie " is a 'greater yet more savage work than Godot:" Beckett selbst hat dieses Stück 1961 und 1967 am Berliner Schiller Theater inszeniert, die letztere Aufführung hat Rosemarie Clausen in beiliegendem Werk kongenial photograpisch dokumentiert. Max Niedermayer, der Verleger des Limes Verlages in Wiesbaden, war einer der literarischen Fixpunkte nach 1945 in Westdeutschland, der u.a. Hans Arp, William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Truman Capote und vor allem Gottfried Benn verlegte. Äußerst selten mit einer Widmung, wie dieser, von internationalem, literaturhistorischen Bezug !

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        Streit - Zeit - Schrift. 16 Hefte - So Vollständig.

      Jeweils Erstausgabe / Erstdrucke Illustrierte Broschuren Ordentlich 16 Broschuren, so vollständig ( + signierte Zugabe). Außer Zugabe und Heft 1 alle Bindungen intakt. Insgesamt sehr erträgliche Altersspuren, vereinzelt kleiner Lichtschaden. Heft 1 - 4 ( Jahrgang 1 ) im Schmalformat. Dabei ZUGABE : Der im 1. Heft beschriebene (gleiches Format) Neujahrsgruß "Die Fabel von der Metapher und ihrem Genetiv" von Stomps. Gleiche Umschlagillustration wie Heft 1.Bindung mittig lose. Hier signiert " V.O.Stomps". Jahrgang 1 April 19bis Mai 1957, 4 Hefte, Heft 1 drei Blätter lose, sonst intakte Bindungen. Insges. 284 Seiten, 2 h. illustriert, 2 textgestaltet. Autoren Werner Helwig Hermann Lenz Paul Schallück Horst Bingel Heinrich Böll Walter Höllerer Jean Gebser Franz Schonauer Hans Magnus Enzensberger Klaus Wagenbach u.v.a. Zeichner Inge Becker Sabine Schonauer J.G. Michel. Jahrgang II vier Bde. in 3 Heften, März 1958 bis September 1959. Seiten 285 - 436 und Heft 3/4 mit 144 Seiten. O.-Illustrationen: Inge Becker Christoph Meckel Werner Schreib Günter Bruno Fuchs Erich Büttner Ullrich Hoffmann Francois Roulet Robert Wolfgang Schnell. Autoren u.a. : Andersch Höllerer Jandl Krolow H. Lenz R. Lenz Meckel Celan Fuchs Kesten Weigel Bienek Hannsmann Seuren Stavenhagen u.v.a. III. Jahrgang 2 Hefte Sept.1960 - Juni 1961. mit 64 und 68 Seiten. Heft 2 mit Provenienzstempel. Diverse o.-Illustrationen. Gewohnte Autoren plus Dedecius R. Hausmann u.v.a. IV. Jahrgang mit 2 Heften, 80 und 80 Seiten diverse O.- Graphiken, Erstdrucke u.a. Weyrauch, Miehe, Schallück, Wieland Schmied Richard Huelsenbeck , Christoph Meckel , Ror Wolf Bodo Scheurig u.v.a. Jahrgang V, 2 Hefte, Juli 1964 bis September 1966.96 und 128 Seiten. Gottfried Benn Heft. Beiträge H.C. Artmann, Peter Härtling Ludwig Marcuse Gerhard Zwerenz Hans Erich Nossack Erich Fried Günter Eich Marie Luise Kaschnitz Max von der Grün u.v.a. Diverse Illustrationen. Jahrgan VI. In 2 Heften, illustrierte Broschuren, 118 und 153 Seiten. Diverse O.-Illustrationen, Beiträge u.a. von Ernst Jünger, Bazon Brock, Peter Handtke, Miodrag Bulatovic Ludwig Marcuse Günter Grass Zwerenz/Wellershoff. Jahrgang VII/1.159 Seiten mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, Thema Pornographie. Beiträge Robert Neumann Zwerenz Grass Marcuse Rygulla Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Chotjewitz u.v.a. --- Nur als Paket. 5 x 21 -10 x 30 Cm. 1,8 Kg.+++ Stichwörter: PRESSEN-DRUCKE DEUTSCHE ILLUSTRIERTE LITERATUR 20. JAHRHUNDERT

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        Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen. Unter Aufsicht der Akademie der Wissenschaften. Teilserie der Jahrgänge 211 - 259 (1957-2007) in 49 Bänden.

      Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1957-2007. Gr.-8°, sauber und fachmännisch gebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen / -leinen, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), gut erhaltene Reihe, Verkauf nur geschlossen, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Göttinger,

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        Sammlung von 26 Katalogen.

      1. Auflage. 26 Bände. 16,5 x 16,5 cm. Ca. 1250 unpaginierte S. OEnglisch-Broschur mit illustrierten OUmschlägen oft Original-Lithographien). Rücken meist etwas nachgedunkelt, sonst nur wenige dezente Gebrauchspuren, insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Sammlung von 26 in jeweils gleichem Fornat herausgegebenen Katalogen der Galerie Leiris von 1957 bis 1977 (ein Katalog von 1985). 14 der Kataloge haben als Umschlag eine Originallithographie des jeweiligen Künstlers, meist speziell für den Katalog hergestellt und von Mourlot Freres in Paris gedruckt. Vorhanden sind: A. Beaudin. Sculptures 1930-1963 [1963] A. Beaudin. Peintures 1927-1957 [1965] (Lithographie) Juan Gris. Latelier de Juan Gris. Peintures de 1926 et 1927. [1957] (Lithographie) Juan Gris. Dessins et Gouaches 1910-1927. [1965] (Lithographie) S. Hadengue. Peintures 1959-1965 [1965] (Lithographie) E. de Kermadec. Peintures 1958-1973. Cheminements.[1973] E. de Kermadec. Dernieres Oeuvres. [1977] E. de Kermadec. Peintures 1927-1957 [1957] (Lithographie) Elie Lascaux. Peintures 1921-1959 [1959] (Lithographie) Henri Laurens. Sculptures en Pierre 1919-1943 [1958] (Lithographie) Henri Laurens. 60 Oeuvres 1915-1954 [1985) Fernand Leger. Dessins et Gouaches 1909 - 1955 [1958] (Lithographie) Fernand Leger. 75 Gouaches et Dessins 1911-1955 [1981] Fernand Leger. 55 Oeuvres 1913-1953 [1985] Fernand Leger. Etudes et Tableaux [1990] Andre Masson. Peintures 1960-1961 [1962] (Lithographie) Andre Masson. Entrevisions. Oeuvres Recentes [1973] Andre Masson. Dessins 1922-1960 [1960] Pablo Picasso. Dessins 1955-1956 [1957] (Lithographie) Pablo Picasso. Dessins 1959-1960 [1960] Pablo Picasso. Le Dejeuner sur Lherbe. 1960-1961 [1962] Pablo Picasso. Peintures 1962-1963 [1964] (Lithographie) Pablo Picasso. Dessins 1966-1967 [1968] Suzanne Roger. Peintures 1923-1958 [1958] (Lithographie) Suzanne Roger. Peintures et dessins 1958-1969 [1969] (Lithographie). Rouvre. Preintures 1951-1961. [1961] (Lithographie). Die berühmte Galerie wurde 1920 von Daniel Kahnweiler gegründet, zunächst unter dem Namen des Partners, Galerie Simon, 1940 umgeschrieben auf Kahnweilers Schwägerin Louise Leiris. Der wohl berühmteste und häufigst vertretene Künstler der Galerie war Pablo Picasso.

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        o. T. [Bambusblätter]. Tuschzeichnung a. Japanpapier u. a. Holz aufgezogen..

      30 x 25 cm, Tadell. Mit Stempel signiert. - Xinglai Yang (*1957), (nach Westen gegangener Taoist) heisst der gebürtige Chinese. Er wuchs in Kunming auf (Hauptstadt der chinesischen Provinz Yunnan und Schwesterstadt von Zürich). Mit 12 Jahren begann er 1971 beim berühmten chinesischen Künstler Guan Shanyue chinesische Tuschmalerei, Kalligrafie, Kunstgeschichte, Philosophie, Literatur und Tai Ji zu studieren. Diese Ausbildung dauert heute noch an. Ab 1980 studierte er zusätzlich an der Kunstakademie Yunnan und arbeitete anschliessend als Lehrer an der Universität Kunming für chinesische Kunst.Seit 1989 lebt Xinglai Yang in der Schweiz. Neben aktiver künstlerischer Tätigkeit hat er einen Lehrauftrag am Ostasiatischen Seminar der Universität Zürich und an der Schule für Gestaltung in Luzern.

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        Poetische Werke.

      Walter de Gruyter 1957-1962., Berlin - 12 Bände. Mit Federzeichnungen von Walter Wellenstein. Blaue Original-Lederbände mit vergoldeten Rückentiteln und Kopfgoldschnitt. Kapital von Band zwei und neun beschabt. Vorderschnitte etwas gebräunt. Sonst gut erhalten. Vorzugsausgabe. Nr. 22 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren in Leder. Jeder Band vom Illustrator signiert. Seltene Ausgabe! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photographs of North Korea - Life After War

      Wonsan, Pyongyang, North Korea, February 1957 - March 1959. Album of photographs taken by a Polish man whose stay in North Korea was at least two years, and who was most likely a peace-keeping delegate of the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission) which had been established in 1953 to protect and support North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK. [From 1954-1959 the Polish ambassador was Jedrzej Siedlecki.] Contains 126 gelatin silver print photographs and 1 sketch image postcard, tipped-in, black cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. In addition, 4 postcards from Pyongyang, 54 photographic views of China, and 19 views of Vietnam are included at the end of the album. A neatly and methodically organized album with manuscript headings serving as general captions. Photographs vary slightly in size, the majority measuring approximately 11 x 8 cm, the smallest approximately 8 x 6 cm, and the largest approximately 13 x 8,5 cm. Oblong 8vo. elegantly illustrated cloth album measuring approximately 25 x 35 x 4 cm. A rare and substantial album of photographs from North Korea. This album contains excellent views of North Korea and the daily life of civilians during the early years of Kim Il-sung's remodeling of the nation with his radically nationalistic ideology of autonomy. Korean civilians are seen living peacefully after the Korean War, in part owing to the peace-keeping presence of the NNSC. Compiled by a Polish resident, perhaps Polish ambassador Jerzy Siedlecki who was there at the time, the photographs are largely centered in the environs of the important cities of Wonsan and Pyongyang, and at Mount Kumgang which is commonly known as Diamond Mountain. One photograph appears to show Panmunjom, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, and where the residences of the NNSC were situated. A few are also taken at Kaesong, the only city to have changed control from South Korea to North Korea as a result of the war. The man visits a foundry, and a site of construction which might be factory or hospital being erected, which is congruent with the post-war aid provided by the NNSC. Highlights from Wonsan, the port city and naval base in Kangwon Province, are the striking images of the North Korean people going about their day performing traditional tasks, some in small villages nearby. Simple thatched-roof homes are constructed precariously close to the seashore. Women prepare food manually in large pots while crouched on the ground, while another carries innumerable dried fish to market. Although motorcars are occasionally seen in photographs, the general populace was still using oxen pulled carts to carry produce and merchandise, and handmade wooden fishing boats at sea. At the foot of a tiered rice paddy, he photographs a subdivision of uniform homes erected in perfect rows. One image captures the opening parade of an outdoor basketball competition attended by a multitude of spectators. The North Korea flag, officially adopted on September 9, 1948, is prominent in this image. Its two blue stripes signified sovereignty, peace and friendship, the white stripes purity, while red represented Communism. The photographer visits temples and shrines, travelling through exquisite mountain valleys. Long before tourism was promoted in the region, he made a thorough trekking exploration of Diamond Mountain which renders now exceedingly rare photographs of the earliest and very modest hotel, compared by a larger one which had recently been constructed. Kuryong Falls, a simple swinging foot bridge, and the Pyohunsa Temple are also photographed. [Mt Kumgang and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains are a spectacular range of 12,000 volcanic pinnacles which are held in religious awe by many Koreans. and form a dramatic view of saw-toothed ridges and volcanic pinnacles. A challenging 1.6 km climb reaches the summit.] On a page captioned "Panmundzon" [Panmunjom] we actually find photographs of the lovely Korean Buddhist temple called Anhwa-sa and located in the historic city of Kaesong, North Korea. Founded under the Koryo dynasty in 930 AD, it is the only one to have survived the Korean War. Interior views include Taeung Hall which contains the temple's main shrine, and Obaek Hall which is adorned with a plethora of small Buddhist statues. The Polish man sits at the base of the original pagoda monument at the entrance. On the same page is a photograph of an ancient gate, which may have also been obliterated in the war. A distant view of a military style complex, found on the next leaf, might in fact be a photograph of Panmunjom. Two photographs capture a visit to the royal tomb of King Kongmin, captioned "groby królewskie" and featuring a close-up photograph of two statues on what is referrred to locally as the Spirit Road. [The Tomb of King Kongmin, more correctly, the Hyonjongrung Royal Tomb, is a 14th-century mausoleum, lined with statues of military officers and Confucian officials. It is located in Haeson-ri, Kaepung County just outside the city of Kaesong.] From the capital city of Pyongyang, the Polish delegate and three of his colleagues are leaving the city by train. Posing in front of a government building, possibly at Kim Il-sung Square, together with Korean officials, each was presented with a parting bouquet from a farewell party of young Korean ladies. Before returning home, he made a sojourn to China, visiting Peking (Beijing), Shanghai, Canton (Guangzhou), and then to Hanoi in Vietnam. Diplomatic relations between Poland and North Korea had begun in October 1948 when the government of North Korea announced the foundation of the DPRK and proposed to Poland that the two nations establish diplomatic relations. The government of the People's Republic of Poland in turn recognized the DPRK and accepted the proposal. On 6 July 1950, both governments signed an agreement to exchange ambassadors. Poland's first diplomatic representative in North Korea was Stanislaw Dodin, who started his mission on 7 September 1948 as chargé d'affaires. The first ambassador to North Korea was Juliusz Burgin who had been accredited to the government of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Some of his successors ambassador were Stanislaw Kiryluk 1952-1954, Jedrzej Siedlecki 1954-1959, Józef Dryglas 1959-1964; Wladyslaw Napieraj 1964-1968, and so on. At the end of the Korean War, the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) was established by the Korean Armistice Agreement signed July 27, 1953. Together with the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC), it is responsible for regulating relations between North and South Korea [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea)]. The term "neutral nations" was defined as those nations whose combat forces did not participate in the hostilities in Korea. According to the Armistice, the NNSC was and is to be composed of four senior officers. The United Nations Command chose Switzerland and Sweden, while the Korean People's Army and Chinese People's Volunteers together chose Czechoslovakia and Poland for the peace-keeping task. The NNSC was supported by twenty Neutral Nations Inspection Teams, ten of which were permanently located at ports in North and South Korea, and ten being mobile teams. The Swiss and Swedish teams were modest in size, relying on their hosts to provide personnel support, vehicles, and communication equipment to report back to the Supervisory Commission. The Czech and Polish teams large and self-sufficient, including heavy radio trucks, interpreters, cooks and mess equipment. The first Polish contingent to the NNSC numbered 301 people, including 42 from outside the Ministry of Defense. The first meeting of the NNSC was conducted on August 1, 1953 at Panmunjom. Poland was represented by Major General Mieczyslaw Wagrowski. Owing to similarities in their political ideologies and systems, relations between Poland and North Korea were very close during the 1950s and 1960s. Poland supported North Korea during the Korean War by providing various goods and military equipment. Poland also provided humanitarian assistance by taking in North Korean children who had been orphaned as a result of the Korean War, placing in orphanages in Poland, some 200 at Golotczyzna, and others at Swider near Otwock. In 1953, at the end of the Korean War, 1,270 North Korean orphans came to live in the village of Plaskowice near Lwówek Slaski. By 1959, some 6,000 North Korean war orphans lived in Poland. They gained an education in Poland and learned the Polish language. Upon returning to North Korea, many of them joined the diplomatic corps or academic fields. Throughout the 1950s, economic exchanges and cooperation between the two countries increased. On 28 July 1953, the Presidium of the Polish Cabinet passed a resolution to provide the DPRK with aid to rebuild its economy, subsequently building and repairing existing factories, reconstructing coal mines, and establishing a hospital. From the 1950s, Polish Land Forces have contributed troops to peacekeeping operations, initially through the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea. However, not long after its inception, especially between August 1954 and July 1955, the NNSC began to experience difficulties to perform the duties of inspection and such, mainly because their efforts were concentrated in disputes instigated by the United States of America and supported by the UNMAC. The US accused the NNSC of engaging in activities harmful to the UN, including espionage, and therefore promoted dissolution of the Commission. At the start of 1955, the South Korean chief of police encouraged Czechoslovak and Polish NNSC members to leave the country "peacefully" since their personal safety could not be guaranteed. At the same time, the UNC/MAC (UN Command/Military Armistice Commission) had announced that traffic at three ports of entry in the South would be terminated. On 31 January, 1955 the UNC Commander proposed to the US Ministry of Defense that since the NNSC severely obstructed the UNC's military activities, the Commission should be abolished. Within the NNSC, Sweden and Switzerland supported the USA-South Korea proposal to dissolve it, but the argument was that the Commission was inefficient and therefore unnecessary. Due to the growing difficulties to perform its tasks, Sweden was willing to leave the NNSC in 1956. Yet, in order to maintain peaceful relations with communist countries such as China and the Soviet Union, both Sweden and Switzerland opposed the United States policy and refused to withdraw. Instead, it was decided to reduce the inspection teams by one, in both North and South Korea. On the other hand, China and North Korea wanted both the NNSC and the Armistice Agreement to remain; they were supported by the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The tour-of-duty rotations for personnel of the Polish mission in Korea was typically 9 to 11 months. As early as March 1955, the manpower of the Polish mission was gradually being reduced, as was the scope of the practical activities of the NNSC. The number of Polish personnel per rotation decreased over the next few years. There were 300 personnel for the second rotation in 1954-1955; 88 personnel for the third rotation; and only 35 personnel for the fourth rotation. In 1960 the Polish mission had only 10 personnel, and by 1968, it had decreased to 9. On 31 May, 1956 the Senior Member of UNC/MAC, General Robert G. Gard, declared at the 70th MAC meeting that the validity of all provisions in the Armistice Agreement "... regulating the activities of the NNSC and its Inspection Teams in South Korea, was suspended." He ordered the inspection teams in Inchon, Pusan and Kunsan to withdraw within ten days. These extraordinary measures were "...justified by violations of the Armistice Agreement by the North and the obstructive attitudes of the Polish and Czechoslovak NNSC representatives." After much negotiation, on June 9, 1956 the Commission agreed to withdraw all of its inspection teams in the North from Sinuiju, Manpo and Sinanju, and in the South from Inchon, Pusan and Kunsan. The Swedish team was reduced to 11 men by August 18th. About the same time, the Czechoslovakian and Polish teams each numbered about 25 men. When the reduced teams were withdrawn to Panmunjom, the NNSC became incapable to conduct inspections. Their work would instead mainly consist of analysis of reports. [According to Mueller-Lhotska (1997), "The way the suspension was realized by the South constituted a violation of the internationally observed courtesy minimum..." And, according to the South Korean scholar Kim Bo Young, the suspension of the NNSC's work in 1956 had been made for stationing "more modern and efficient weapons," referring to such dual capable weapons as guided missiles with capacity to load nuclear war-heads in South Korea. On 14 May, 1957, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announced at a press conference that the Americans would bring atomic warheads to South Korea to meet the Syngman Rhee government's request.] Notably, in spring 1959, President Rhee, in an interview with Radio Lausanne, recognized the work of Sweden and Switzerland through the NNSC. The positive evaluations affirmed that the NNSC continued to secure peace in spite of the fact that its original mandate had ceased to exist. From June 1956 until 1993 Poland was an active part of the NNSC. When communism fell in Poland and Czechoslovakia, the Korean People's Army took over the camps. In 1989, Poland lost its status as a "friend" and its privileged position with the DPRK. Despite the change from communism to capitalism in Poland in 1989, and Poland's establishing relations with South Korea, relations between Poland and DPRK retain reasonable and fair relations. Today in fact, Poland is one of the few countries that maintain diplomatic and limited trading (fishing) relations with Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea maintains an embassy in Warsaw. Poland maintains an embassy in Pyongyang. Poland also provides North Korea with small grants in farming equipment, medicine etc. Jerzy Siedlecki (1907-1996) was a Colonel in the Polish People's Army (Ludowe Wojsko Polskie). By August 1944 he was the head of the Section of Inquiry, at the Ministry of Public Security of Poland (Ministerstwo Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego, MBP) which was a postwar communist, secret police, intelligence and counter-espionage service. In 1946 he was Head of the MBP's Information Office, remaining in office as a public official until 1954. After the Korean War, from 1954-1959 he was selected to represent Poland, officially the Polish People's Republic (PRL), as an ambassador in Pyongyang. He was a member of the Communist Party of Western Ukraine, the Polish Workers' Party, and the Communist Party of Poland. Jerzy Siedlecki (ur. 29 lipca 1907, zm. 10 marca 1996 w Warszawie) - pulkownik LWP, kierownik Wydzialu ds. Funkcjonariuszy MBP w latach 1949-1954, zastepca kierownika tego wydzialu w 1946, kierownik Biura Informacji Departamentu I MBP, kierownik Sekcji Sledczej Resortu Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego od sierpnia 1944. W latach 1954-1959 reprezentowal PRL jako ambasador w Pjongjangu. Byl czlonkiem Komunistycznej Partii Zachodniej Ukrainy, PPR i PZPR. At the end of the Korean War, by virtue of the Korean War Armistice Agreement of 27 July 1953, North Korea, together with the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, invited Poland to become one of the four members of the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission), to carry out the functions of armistice supervision, observation, inspection, and investigation, effectively to ensure peace. The armistice declared a complete cessation of all hostilities in Korea by all armed forces, and established a Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea. The Military Armistice Commission (MAC) and the NNSC shared the important mission of supervising and controlling the implementation of the armistice agreement. The two headquarters of those supervisory bodies were located in the small village of Panmunjom, precisely at the line of cease fire, in an area called the "joint security area". Initially a force of 300 some men in 1953, beginning in 1955 the NNSC began decreasing its presence in numbers. By 1959 only 35 Polish members remained in North Korea. This album has been compiled by a Polish man of some diplomatic importance, as he is seen departing with three of his colleagues after a stay of two years or more, and receiving a formal farewell in North Korean tradition. Further research is warranted and may find the album to be that of one of the NNSC representatives who left Korea in 1959, or perhaps even Jerzy Siedlecki (1907-1996), a Colonel in the Polish People's Army who was the Polish ambassador in North Korea from 1954 to 1959.

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        IL LIBRO SEGRETO CENTO E CENTO E CENTO E CENTO PAGINE DEL LIBRO SEGRETO DI G. D'ANNUNZIO TENTATO DA MORIRE

      MONDADORI, 1957. ITALIANO 0,36 Pagine leggermente brunite causa tempo, brossura editoriale illustrata e leggermente ingiallita al posteriore USATO

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        D. Martin Luthers Werke. Deutsche Bibel. 11 Bände (ohne die Bände Nr. 2, 9-I, 10-I, 12). .

      O.-Leder, dunkelrotes Maroquin, 2-farbiges Kapitalband. Deckelbordüre- und Stehkanten vergoldet. Rücken mit 5 falschen Bünden. Schwarzes Rückenschild in Gold beschriftet: Martin Luthers Werke, kritische Gesamtausgabe. Farb- und Hohlschnitt. Initialen, Text zum Teil zweispaltig. Marginalien. Schwarzweissabbildungen bzw. Tafeln und Faksimiles auf Glanzpapier. Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1957. Die so genannte Weimarer Ausgabe (WA) ist eine kritische Gesamtausgabe, die sämtliche Schriften Martin Luthers sowie seine von anderen aufgezeichneten mündlichen Äußerungen in lateinischer oder deutscher Sprache umfasst. Der offizielle Titel dieser Ausgabe lautet: D. Martin Luthers Werke. Sie gliedert sich in: Tischreden, 6 Bände (WA TR), Die Deutsche Bibel, 15 Bände (WA DB), Briefwechsel, 18 Bände (WA BR), Schriften / Werke, 80 Bände (WA). Zu allen Abteilungen ist ein Sachregister erstellt worden. Die Abteilung 3 besteht aus 15 Bänden der ''Deutschen Bibel'', die hier als Prachtausgabe mit Teilbänden angeboten wird. Es handelt sich um den unveränderten Abdruck der 1972 bei Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, Weimar, erschienenen Ausgabe. Sämtliche vergriffenen Bände der Luther-Gesamtausgabe erscheinen auf Grund einer Lizenz von Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, Weimar, in der Akademischen Druck- und Verlagsanstalt in Graz als photomechanischer Nachdruck. Band I mit einem Vorwort von Paul Pietsch, Berlin 1906 (X pp. Einleitung XXIII pp. Von P. Pietsch und E. Thiele). - Abgabe der Bände auch einzeln möglich. Preis je Einzelband 65,00 . ACHTUNG: Die Bände Nr. 2, 9-I, 10-I, 12 sind nicht vorhanden. Jahr: 1972 Format: Großoktav Anzahl der Seiten: ca. 6500 Auflage: 1. Zustand: 2 (Vordere Einbandinnenseite enthält jeweils eine kleine Namens- und Jahreseintragung mit Tinte. Tadellos erhaltene Ausgabe ohne Gebrauchsspuren.)

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        Songs and Poems.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1957. Chosen and introduced by Gwyn Jones. Drawings by Lavinia Blythe. Folio. De luxe publisher's binding of salmon-pink and green vertically banded morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered spine with the Golden Cockerel motif, gilt decoration on both covers, top edges gilt, original green linen cloth slipcase; together with the extra set of eight colour plates and eight line drawings (with original green paper slipcase). Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates from watercolours, 8 line drawings in the text by Lavinia Blythe. Some wear to periphery of slipcase, mottling to slipcase for the extra set of plates. An excellent copy. First Golden Cockerel edition, number 18 of 100 special copies in this binding and with the extra set of plates. "Dryden, I felt, merited a Golden Cockerel edition, and a glorious one... At first I wondered where I could find suitably grand illustrations, but suddenly remembered that before the war I had seen at Constable's a set of fascinating watercolours by Leslie Blanche [real name of Lavinia Blythe]... Much against my wishes, the artist insisted on hiding her true identity, feeling that she did not wish critics to suppose she had returned to her early, thirties style, so different from her trendy latest. The Dryden watercolours were in the style of Rex Whistler with whom she had been a fellow student at the Royal College of Art" (Cock-A-Hoop).

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        Maschinengeschriebener Brief von Uwe Johnson an Herrn Dietrich Engel.

      8. 21,0 x 14,5 cm. unpaginierte Seiten, (signiert) In sehr gutem Zustand. Briefumschlag von Hand geöffnet, sonst, ebenso wie der Brief selbst, sehr gut erhalten. Der Brief (1 Seite) ist maschinengeschrieben (Vorderseite), ebenso der Umschlag, adressiert, frankiert und gestempelt (Güstrow vom 2.4. 1957). Der Brief schließt mit einer handschriftlichen kurzen Signatur Uwe Johnsons. Der Adressat Johnson verschickte den Brief unter dem c/o Hensan aus Rostock. Alice Hensan stellte eine Vertrauensadresse für Uwe Johnson dar und war eine Quartiergeberin und Freundin in Rostock (Quelle Jahrbücher der Uwe-Johnson-Gesellschaft). Der Inhalt des Briefes vom 2. April 1957 (also wohl vor seinen ersten Veröffentlichungen) offenbart hier schon die sprachlichen Feinheiten des deutschen Schriftstellers. Es ist eine witzige, ironische "Abrechnung" der Schulzeit mit dem Empfänger des Briefes Herrn Dietrich Engel, Lehrer an der Oberschule Jüterbog.

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        TI PREGO, AMORE, RICORDA

      FRASSINELLI, TORINO 1957 - ITALIANO Terza ristampa della prima edizione, coperta rigida, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, con cofanetto in cartoncino

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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956

      San Francisco 1957 - First edition, limited to 225 copies. 23 tipped-in samples of printing and facsimiles (including 9 original samples.) xxix, [3], 119, [1] pp. Text printed in black and red. Gold initials. Folio. Grabhorn Bib. #586 Bound in quarter red morocco and marbled sides, Minor wear at head of spine 23 tipped-in samples of printing and facsimiles (including 9 original samples.) xxix, [3], 119, [1] pp. Text printed in black and red. Gold initials. Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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