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        On The Road

      The Viking Press, New York 1957 - Octavo 5.25" x 8" pp. [2] 3-310. One of the most seminal, shape shifting books of 20th century literature, Kerouac's book introduced a revolution to not only literature but a social, cultural transition into a more liberal thinking America. Marvelous clean, square copy with only bent cloth at top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket had a tear at top of front flap, chipping along top front and bottom of spine. All expertly repaired to this pc jacket which makes it not only a necessary, but an attractive addition to any Beat bookshelf. "But then they danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!" (p 8). Black cloth with title in white on cover and flawless text in white on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Autograph Letter Mentioning Lady Be Good, Foggy Day and Funny Face

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph letter from the American lyricist dated April 22, 1957 to a Miss [Madge] Rogers, mentioning the Gershwin brothers' 1924 musical Lady Be Good, their song A Foggy Day, and the new Audrey Hepburn film Funny Face, featuring several Gershwin songs. Writing on his Beverly Hills letterhead, Gershwin also mentions the ongoing renovation of his house there.  2pp. (recto/verso). In fine condition and sold together with the original transmissal envelope.<br>Text, in part: "Thank you for the photographs of your charming town; also for the interesting review of 'Lady Be Good.' I'd heard vaguely that a company had revived that show but have had no official confirmation. However, when you tell me they've had difficulty finding a London theatre, I imagine it wasn't too commercial a project and the show has probably closed by now - although I hope, of course, that it's still around somewhere... I'm surprised that 'A Foggy Day' is rarely, if ever, played - since you say you've never heard it. There have been many recordings. As for 'Funny Face': The film doesn't use the original story (just as well) but does include six of our songs. It received unanimously good notices in New York and is a big hit there. I imagine London will see it shortly and should you get to see it, I'm sure you'll find it enjoyable."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        TLS About WWI Bands

      - Typed letter signed from the great American songwriter dated October 30, 1957, responding to a letter from a Miss May Patterson about Army band members in World War I: "As I recall, I was one of a committee assigned to purchase band music for the overseas bands. Unfortunately, I have no information regarding any of the alumni. In closing, let me say that your letter brought back many memories of the First World War." On his letterhead and with the original envelope with "Irving Berlin's 'Sayonara'" stamp; some thumbtack holes but overall in fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.5 cm).

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        DANDELION WINE

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. Canary yellow cloth. Very, very faint darkening along endsheet gutters, otherwise a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a hint of tanning to spine and edges, and minor dust soiling to the lower panel. First edition of this central work in the Bradbury canon, and in many ways, a work which is in a class by itself for its generation. "A bucolic evocation of Bradbury's youth through rose-colored glasses. Though not strictly fantastic, this poetic blend of nostalgia and ever-so- slightly macabre happenings defines the author's view of the past as a country of the bizarre and the wonderful, and is central to Bradbury's fantasy world" - Barron. BARRON 4A-44. PRINGLE FANTASY 100, 19.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Across The Bridge (Original UK poster for the 1957 British film noir)

      The Rank Organization, London 1957 - Original British quad poster for the 1957 British film noirA low budget British film noir that brought Rod Steiger across the ocean in order to put his formidable character acting skills into what became a critically praised film. Shot in Spain (but represented as Mexico), "Across the Bridge" expands on Graham Greene's short story, bringing more specifics to the author's intentionally empirical outline. Steiger plays a crooked businessman on the run who steals a man's passport in order to hide out in Mexico, only to discover that the passport belongs to a wanted political assassin.30 x 40 inches. Near Fine.Phillips, pp. 38-41. Spicer, p. 441.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        12 signierte Briefe an aus der Redaktion der zeitschrift PREUVES 1957-1966 an den Gründer der Fakultät für Komparatistik der Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München. + ein Brief v. Jean Bloch-Michel aus der gleichen Redaktion.

      Paris, 1957-1966, 8° 26,4 x 20 cm. Briefe in gutem Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Autographen, Französische Literatur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        FOUR NEW POETS

      San Francisco: Inferno Press, 1957. : , 1957. First edition - Edited by Leslie Hedley. In addition to Brautigan, this includes works by Martin Hoberman, Carl Larsen and James M. Singer. This is Brautigan's very uncommon first book appearance. A small and quite fragile pamphlet bound in glossy white wrappers illustrated with 4 handprints on the front cover, but not the names of the poets whose work is included. Previous owner's name (that of a minor poet) but otherwise near fine (a small stain and a little roughness to the lower edge of the back cover.) .

      [Bookseller: Bookfever]
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        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift an George Wilson / Typewritten Letter with Signature to George Wilson. Brief / Letter.

      (Paris), 4 novembre 1957. 27 x 21 cm. Brief auf dünnem Papier, gebräunt, knittrig und mit Randläsuren. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Beiliegend: 2 schwarz-weiss Photographien (Marc Chagall. Three Candles / ), rückseitig jeweils mit handschriftlicher Adresse von George Wilson. Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift von George Wilson an Marc Chagall. Brief auf dünnem Papier, lt. knittrig und mit lt. Randläsuren. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Vinke]
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        Vers l'Islam. Textes et croquis de Ed. M. Sandoz.

      Chez l'artiste, exécuté par Pierre Bricage, 1957. In-4 en ff., sous couv. rempl., chemise à dos de vélin et plats de papier bois et étui de même papier, 108 pp. - (2) ff. Petits accidents sur l'étui, parfait exemplaire par ailleurs. Journal de bord d'une croisière en Méditerranée et d'une partie de pêche en Mer Rouge, avec escales à Bône, Tunis, Port Saïd, Djeddah et les oasis de la région de Ouadi Fatima, Illustré de 100 aquarelles originales par Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, reproduites au pochoir, dont 18 hors-textes. Tiré à 250 ex. sur vélin pur fil du Marais et quelques ex. nominatifs, ici le N°61 pour Lucien Mougeolle avec envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Il est joint une lettre dactylographiée et signée de G. Haüselmann, directeur des Produits Sandoz en rapport avec l'ouvrage. La firme Produits Sandoz fut créée par le père de Edouard-Marcel, qui en fut lui-même président pendant 30 ans. Magnifique ouvrage, somptueusement et abondamment illustré par l'un des plus grands artistes animaliers du XXe s. A notre connaissance, c'est le seul livre qu'il illustra.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore]
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        My Way Home [Így jöttem] (Orginal Hungarian poster for the 1965 film)

      S. P. Eagle / Romulus Horizon, Poland 1957 - Original Hungarian poster for the 1965 film.In the final days of WWII, a 17-year-old boy wanders the countryside. He is captured by Soviet troops, then released, then captured once more. He has donned a German uniform for warmth and is imprisoned at a remote barracks, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Russian soldier. His attempts to return home form the film's landscape, with Jancso's signature themes on display, including the psychological presence of landscape, the randomness of violence, and the arbitrary nature of power.22.5 x 16.5 inches. On archival linen, rolled. Fine.Second Run 24.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        From Russia, With Love (First Printing)

      Jonathan Cape 1957 - First edition, first impression. Fine: firm and square binding in sharp black cloth with revolver and rose motif to the upper; previous owner&#146;s signature to the top of the ffep, else very bright, crisp and clean. The original, unclipped dustwrapper (13s 6d net stated, as called for) is Very Good: bright, with some general toning, most prominently to the spine, folds and top-edge; rubbed to the extremities; small chips to the top corners and head of the spine; small surface abrasion to the right of the rose bloom; three spots faintly to the front panel; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A lovely copy in a very presentable wrapper. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. IAN FLEMING/JAMES BOND SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        From Russia With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957, - FIRST EDITION. Equisitely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey of London in full black goatskin with Japanese gilt endpapers, a.e.g. A beautiful copy. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Penzler; Ian Fleming's James Bond (1999). Biondi/Pickard; Firsts Vol 8 No4 (1998). Campbell; Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection (1978), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction (1972). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Novissimo digesto italiano.

      Utet, 1957-85. Ventisette volumi in-4, pp. 20.000 ca. complessive. Legatura edit. in tela decorata. Ben conservato. Esemplare completo delle 7 appendici.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        On the Beach.

      London: Heinemann,, 1957. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Small tear to head of front board, spine slightly rolled. A very good copy in the jacket with two closed tears to foot of spine panel, some nicks, creases and rubbing to extremities and repairs to verso. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, using his full name, "Nevil Shute Norway". Shute's best-known novel, this was the basis for the 1959 film starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire. Signed copies are very uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN Volume 1 - published 1957 - entitled The Loss of Singapore, in which the authors have attempted to find out the reasons for the defeat of the Allied Forces in 1942. Volume II - published 1958 - entitled India's Most Dangerous Hour, in which the authors recount the loss of Burma in 1942 and the epic retreat of the small British force, covering nearly a thousand miles in three and a half months before reaching the safety of India. Volume III - published 1961 - entitled The Decisive Battles, concerns the story of the British and American forces in South-East Asia Command. Volume IV - published 1965 - entitled The Reconquest of Burma, covers the period from the expulsion of the Japanese from the Imphal plain in 1944 to the capture of Rangoon in the first week of May 1945. Volume V - published 1969 - entitled The Surrender of Japan, covers the period from the capture of Rangoon and in the Pacific from the opening of the assault on Okinawa to November 1946 when South-East Asia Command was disbanded.

      Each volume is in very good condition, complete with unclipped dustwrappers and inclusive of maps, sketches and photographs.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Singleton]
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        MARTÍN FIERRO

      Atlántida, Buenos Aires 1957 - 132 pp. 12,5 x 17 cm. Falto de lomera. Tapas rozadas. Interior en buen estado, papel limpio. Ilustraciones. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. - First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping, correctly priced at 13/6. A beautiful near fine copy. The book is particularly fresh with bright foil-work and clean page edges. Jacket also crisp and fresh with a trivial amount wear to spine ends and one small chip to crown, ever so slightly age-toned to backstrip. Near fine; most unusual in this condition. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Gilbert A5a (1.1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Judo Instructor

      Kaye - Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; First Edition; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; 1957 First Edition; Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        AMATE L'ARCHITETTURA (L'Architettura è un cristallo).

      Vitali e Ghianda, 1957. in - 8, pp. XVI, 303, bross. edit. con cop. fig. a colori con disegni geometrici di Gio Ponti. Con tavv. Alcune pagine in rosso, verde, grigio, giallo. All'occhietto scherzosa dedica autografa di Gio Ponti. Ottimo esempl. [263]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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        CONTRIBUTION A LA SYSTEMATIQUE DES MADREPORAIRES FOSSILES

      Grand volume , deux tomes reliés en un seul volume , in 4, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique , 1957, dans une reliure exceptionnelle signée Alloiteau (lla femme de l'auteur ) dans un maroquin vert + un rabat + un coffret ,tranche superieure dorée , a voir photos sur demande la reliure est vraiment un travail de pro , les pages de garde sont dans un cuir extraordinaire

      [Bookseller: Antiquités Duvert Martial]
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        The Hawk in the Rain.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1957. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. The gatherings slightly loosened at the cords, the jacket tanned at the spine, but an excellent copy. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy of Hughes's first book inscribed to the poet and actress Isabella Gardner on the title page, "To Isabella Gardner with good wishes Ted Hughes." Gardner (1915-1981) was the Massachusetts-born great-niece of the important Boston art collector Isabella Stuart Gardner (1840-1924) and the cousin of the poet Robert Lowell. She studied acting at the Leighton Rollins School of Acting and the Embassy School of Acting in London, before moving to Chicago, where she edited the Poetry magazine from 1952 to 1956 under Karl Shapiro. Her fourth husband was the poet Allen Tate. She published four poetry collections in her lifetime, Birthdays from the Ocean (1955), The Looking Glass (1961), West of Childhood (1965) and That Was Then (1980). Here biography, Not at All What Once is used To: The Life and Time of Isabella Gardner, by Marian Janssen, was published in 2010. Sylvia Plath herself is noted to have considered Gardner a rival to the title "Poetess of America" (Journals, ed. Hughes & McCullough, p.211). Somewhat suggestively, Hughes has added, in pencil, his address while staying in Boston to the rear free endpaper, "Ted Hughes, Suite 61, 9 Willow St, Boston 8 -".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cahiers / Paul Valery ; Preface par Louis de Broglie - Complete in 29 volumes

      Paris : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [1957-1961], 1957. 1st edition. Provenance; Professor L.J. Austin's copy with his correspondence with Blackwell's regarding the purchase of the set loosely inserted. Fine copies all in the original title-blocked raw linen over boards. An exceptional example; fine in all aspects.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Contes.

      DEMI-JOUR 1957 2Traduits par Antoine Le Maçon et mis en français moderne par Henri Demeurisse. Aquarelles de Pierre-Laurent BRENOT. Editions du Demi-Jour, 1957, 2 fort volumes in-8, broché, couverture illustrée en couleurs, 334 et 324 pages. Les aquarelles de Pierre-Laurent BRENOT ont été reproduites par Duval et coloriées à la main dans les ateliers d'Edmond Vairel. Un des 1.400 ex. num. sur Marais Licorne avec une suite des illustrations et décomposition des couleurs, N°765. Exemplaire truffé d'une carte-envoi signée par BRENOT, plis.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        Chagall Lithographe, (HIER Band II), 1957 - 1962

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1063. 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) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 47052, Bibliographie, Werkverzeichnis, i

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
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        «Les Complaintes»

      Lithographies originales de Gabriel DAUCHOT. Édition Sté Normande des Amis du Livre, 1957. (30x40cm) en feuilles sous chemise et étui d'édition en papier lie de vin.G. DAUCHOT a exécuté pour cet ouvrage 24 lithos en couleurs tirées par R. GUILLARD. Ce recueil en vers retranscrit la tristesse et les désespoirs intimes de ce poète qui manie une ironie et une satire amères. «Pierrot douloureux et moqueur» (Dictionnaire des

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Quadr'arts]
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        Les Complaintes. Enrichi d'un grand dessin original.

      Paris, Société Normande des Amis du Livre, 1957. In-4 en feuilles de 151 pages, 2 ff. de table et 1f. de justification du tirage. Illustré de 25 lithographies originales en couleurs de Gabriel Dauchot dont 8 en hors-texte. Tirage effectué pour la Société normande des Amis du Livre à 130 exemplaires exemplaires seulement , tous sur Rives. Exemplaire N°41 imprimé pour Georges Lanfry. Enrichi du menu du déjeuner donné le 2 février 1957 au Relais Fleuri à Rouen, double page illustrée au recto d'une litho. en rouge et noir avec en supplément, un tirage de cette illustration sur Auvergne tiré à 30 exemplaires. Exemplaire également enrichi d'un grand dessin original mis en couleurs à l'aquarelle à double page et signé, ayant servi pour la litho .Illustrant "La complainte de l'oubli des morts" pages 112-113. (52 cm X 34 cm). Parfait état. En feuillets, chemise de beau papier lie-de-vin, titre en noir, porte-feuille et étui de même couleur. Quelques traces blanches de traits de craie sur l'étui sinon parfait état pour le reste. Après la mort de V. Hugo en 1885, la création poétique se libère et cherche un nouveau mode d'expression lyrique. Contrairement aux mouvements fantaisistes qui fleurissent en cette fin de siècle, la poésie de Jules Laforgue manifeste une véritable réflexion sur l'écriture et sur les rapports entre le réel et l'imaginaire. Oscillant entre philosophie et ironie, érudition et voix populaire, les Complaintes se démarquent par une esthétique de la surprise.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bertran]
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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in turquoise morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay to the front board copied from the original front cover, twin rule to turn-ins in white, red endpapers with the originals bound in, silver edges. A fine copy. First edition, first issue.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La boîte à pêche. Eaux-fortes originales de Gaston Barret.

      Paris: Vialetay, 1957. Fort in folio; édition tirée à 380 exemplaires, celui-ci exemplaire d'artiste sur Rives signé par Gaston Barret avec une suite des bois, et envoi manuscrit de Maurice Genevoix sur le faux-titre. 305p., [2f.]; titre-frontispice sur double page et 20 eaux-fortes à pleine page rehaussées en couleurs, lavis gravés sur bois en tête des chapitres. En feuillets sous couverture illustrée d'une eau-forte en couleurs, dans la chemise et l'étui cartonnés de l'éditeur; étui recouvert d'un papier du Japon à grosses fibres sur fond vert d'eau évoquant des remous sur un plan d'eau. Bel exemplaire. Très belle édition de ce livre attachant qui fait pénétrer le lecteur dans le monde secret de la pêche et des pêcheurs. Monod 5250.

      [Bookseller: Librairie des Carrés]
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        Japon.

      sl, Albert Cochery, sd (1957 ?), 1 volume, in-plano oblong, en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée rigide, 36 planches. Pour répondre au voeu exprimé par ses amis, la société anonyme des entreprises Albert Cochery a réuni à leur intention, dans le présent album, quelques reproductions des oeuvres du peintre Albert Brenet extraites du livre "Japon" édité en 1956 à l'occasion du trentième anniversaire de sa fondation. Album composé de 36 planches couleur dont 16 au format in-folio, et 20 au format in-plano, avec, au dos, un texte d'explication et un dessin en noir et blanc. Infimes défauts à la chemise. Rare album, semble avoir été vendu séparément de l'ouvrage "Images du Japon..." de Jean de la Varende, illustré par Albert Brenet. L'illustration ne présente qu'une partie de la chemise vu ses très grandes dimensions, les gravures montrées sont uniquement celles au format in-folio. Superbe exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

      [Bookseller: Yves Oziol]
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        Le Diable au corps. Compositions en couleurs de Paul-Emile BECAT.

      Paris, Georges Guillot, 1957. In-4, 180 pp-[4] ff., en feuilles, couverture imprimée, sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur Avec une préface inédite de Jean Cocteau. Illustré de 16 compositions en couleurs de Paul-Emile Bécat. Tirage à 1.030 exemplaires. Un des 44 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives à la forme, comportant une suite en noir des illustrations sur vélin de Rives, n° 43 (2ème papier après 16 sur Japon). BEL EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Siedlung und Pfarrorganisation im alten Erzbistum Trier.

      Selbstverlag des Bistumsarchivs (nur Bd. 1 Bonn Röhrscheid), Trier 1957 - 10 Bände (alles). Trier, Selbstverlag des Bistumsarchivs (nur Bd. 1 Bonn, Röhrscheid) 1957-1976. Rote Kunststoff bzw. Leineneinbände mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Die ersten beiden Bände abweichend gebunden. Veröffentlichungen des Bistumsarchivs Trier, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23 und 25. Band 1: Rheinisches Archiv 47. Vollständige Reihe des unersetzten Werkes, wegen des langen Erscheinungszeitraums kaum komplett auffindbar. Bd. 1: Das Landkapitel Kaimt-Zell. Bd. 2: Die Landkapitel Piesport, Boppard und Ochtendung. Bd. 3: Das Landkapitel Kyllburg-Bitburg. Bd. 4: Das Landkapitel Wadrill. Bd. 5: Das Landkapitel Merzig. Bd. 6: Das Landkapitel Perl und die rechts der Mosel gelegenen Pfarreien des Landkapitels Remich. Das Burdekanat Trier. Bd. 7: Das Landkapitel Engers und das Klein-Archidiakonat Montabaur. Bd. 8: Das Landkapitel Mersch. Bd. 9: Die Landkapitel Remich und Luxemburg. Bd. 10: Zusammenfassung und Ergebnisse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Stampe dell'800

      VALLECCHI EDITORE, 1957. ITALIANO 0,42 Sovraccoperta a colori illustrata con ulteriore coperta di plastica trasparente non originale a protezione dell'opera. Pagine brunite ai bordi. USATO

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        Giorgio Morandi. Opera grafica.

      Torino, Einaudi, 1957, in-4to robusto cofanetto in tela editoriale con un fascicolo in brossura di pp. 21-(2) e 117 tavole riproducenti le opere dell'artista accompagnate da schede descrittive. Cinque tavole sono censite, sia nellÕindice che con scheda descrittiva ma non riprodotte in origine (n. 28: Ritratto di Torquato Raimondi; n. 29: Figura femminile dormiente; n. 39: Testa femminile di profilo verso destra; n. 48: Mezza figura femminile seduta verso destra; n. 49: Ritratto femminile). Ciascuna tavola  inserita in un doppio foglio recante le informazioni sull'opera. In ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Travels And Researches In Chaldaea And Susiana; With an Account of Excavations at Warka, The "Erech" of Nimrod, and Shush, "Shushan The Palace" of Esther, in 1849-52 Under the orders of Major-General Sir W. F. Williams of Kars, Bart., K.C.B., M.P., and also of the Assyrian Excavation Fund in 1853-4.

      New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 530 Broadway. 1957. First Edition; Med. 8vo; pp. [ii], xvi, 436; engraved frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 3 full page plates, numerous illustrations in text, chronological table, marbled endpapers, marbled page edges, contemporary half leather binding marbled boards, decoration in gilt on spine, maroon title label on spine with title lettered in gilt, name on front free endpaper, foxing to first few pages, light foxing to full page plates, otherwise a very good tight copy. The work contains the results of two visits to the countries in question: First from 1849 he served as geologist and naturalist with the British government's Turco-Persian Bountary Commission, under Col. W.F. Williams (Royal Artillery). the work of the mission gave Loftus and his friend Henry Adrian Churchill the chance to visit ancient sites and in 1850, to excavate for a month at Uruk (Warka) and Larsa (Senkereh), discovering the Ziggurat of Ur. Secondly he was engaged in 1853 by the newly founded Assyrian Excavation Fund to conduct excavations in Warka, he worked at the site from January to April 1854, uncovering the famous coloured clay cone wall and some tablets written in cuneiform script. In October of the same year he transferred to Nineveh and also worked at Nimrud, where in February 1855 he found the so-called "Burnt Palace" of the Assyrian king Assurnasirpal II and a hoard of exquisite ivories.

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        Sparkle and Spin. A Book about Words.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1957 - Quarto. Original light blue boards, titles to spine in light blue on black, to front board in black, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookplate of John Lewis to front pastedown. Extremities very lightly sunned, a few minor spots to edges and prelims. An excellent copy in a gently rubbed jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor nicks and chips to extremities. Illustrated throughout by Paul Rand. First edition, first printing, of the Rands's second picture book. Paul Rand (1914&#150;1996) was an American commercial artist who, together with his wife Ann, produced four picture books combining rhythmic verse with illustrations exhibiting Paul's interest in Swiss Style graphic design. Rand is best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve Jobs's NeXT. Rand also was a professor emeritus of graphic design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut from 1956 to 1969, and from 1974 to 1985 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Illustrations de Henry Lemarié.

      Paris, Les Heures Claires, 1957-1960, 1957 1960 4 volumes in-4, Texte encadré d'une guirlande rouge, 92 illustrations en couleurs. En feuille sous couverture rempliée, doubles emboîtages. Tirage limité à 2900 exemplaires, 1 des 2450 sur vélin de Rives. Les quelques 3500 bois nécessaires à la parfaite reproduction des 92 miniatures de Henry Lemarié ont été gravés par R. Jacquet, D. Darr et J. Taricco.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Giard]
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        Voltaire In Love (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)

      The First UK printing published by Hamish hamilton in 1957. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. A little offsetting to the end papers and a little dustiness to the text block,otherwise a lovely clean and tight copy. The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition. Spine is slightly faded and toned but far less so than usually encountered. Two small closed tears to the lower spine folds and a little light spotting to the rear cover. The Cecil Beaton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the half-title:'Maudie with love from Nancy'. The recipient was Lady Maud Harvey ,wife of Sir Oliver,the British Ambassador to Paris between 1948 and 1954. Nancy was initially scathing about the couple,describing him as 'odious' and ,in a letter to Lady Pamela Berry in 1949,nicknaming her as 'Morgue Harvey'. However,the couple went up in her estimations considerably and she became especially fond of Maude. as evidenced by this warm inscription. Scarce to find as a signed title and highly collectible with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Brecht: Leben des Galilei (Plakat)

      Konsum-Druck, Berlin, 1957 - Original Plakat für die Brecht Aufführung von Galileo Galilei im Berliner Ensemble in 1957; Gestaltung Gabriele Mucchi, farbiger Offset Druck, 117,5 x 83,5 cm, in acht gefaltet, guter Zustand und schöne Frische der Farben, einige kleinere Risse an den Rändern; schönes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas

      New York: Random House,, 1957. Tall quarto. Original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Some minor wear to board edges and spine ends. An excellent, bright copy in the jacket with creased and worn extremities and slight loss to spine ends. First edition, first printing. In the first issue dust jacket with the advertisement for The Cat in the Hat on the rear panel and the list of fourteen books by the author on the rear flap.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Voilier dans la forêt. Orné de bois gravés par l'auteur.

      Paris; Louis Broder, 1957. (Miroir du poète V). First edition. 16,5x13,5 cm. 41, (4, 11 blanks) pp. Illustrated with 6 woodcuts by Arp. Loose sheets as issued in original wrappers with an additional woodcut on front wrapper. With printed chemise, housed in the original black card box. No. 38 of 130 issued copies, printed on vélin de Rives and signed in pencil by Arp. With a preface in verse by Paul Eluard. Very fine. From the library of Gerard and Peggy Bonnier. Arp (1886-1966), French-German poet, sculptor, painter, who played a significant role in both the dada and surrealist movements. As a bilingual poet, "whose poetry might have sufficed to bring him fame" (Hubert: Surrealism and the Book pp. 84), Arp was one of few painters of his time with the ability to create artists' books where words and images cooperate unanimously. The Artist & the Book 5: ''Arps' graphic forms, which are closely related to his sculptured reliefs, are enlivened with a brilliance and gaiety of flat color.''.

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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