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        Marc Chagall, l'oeuvre gravé

      Calmann Lévy, 1957. - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1957, 22,5x28,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese. Il legame di l'editor in tessuto grigio pieno, morbido indietro, prima mostrato piatta, copia completa della giacca illustrato e il suo rodoide. L'invio autografo firmato e datato di Marc Chagall Alex Grall. Libro illustrato con litografie 4 colore del testo - off guidato da Mourlot, iconografia. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine toile grise, dos lisse, premier plat illustré, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée et de son rhodoïd. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Marc Chagall à Alex Grall. Ouvrage illustré de 4 lithographies hors - texte en couleurs tirées par Mourlot, iconographie. Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U. (davon 1 mit ganzs. signierter Handzeichnung) und 1 eh. Bildpostkarte mit U.

      Wohl Villeneuve, 1955-1957. - Zus. 8 SS. auf 5 Bll. 8vo und qu.-8vo. Mit 4 eh. adr. Kuverts. Vertraute und sehnsuchtsvolle Briefe an Antonia Mangelmann, wohl ein ehemaliges Modell oder Kokoschkas Schülerin an seiner Salzburger Sommerakademie: "Du hast mir eine Hingabe, wahrhaft grenzenlos für eine Mutter, bewiesen, in diesem, deinem vielleicht schönsten Brief, sei nicht erzürnt wenn sich der Schwan menschlich zeigt im Bedürfnis dich zu umarmen zum Dank für alles was du meiner Einbildungskraft so nahe hältst daß ich wirklich den ganzen Tag über glücklich war, sehr glücklich. Wie süss sind Eure beiden Herzen und wie schön Eure zwei Leiber, solche Harmonie der irdischen Formen und der göttlichen Seelen hat es nur in der griechischen Antike gegeben und ich sage dir offen, ich komme nur für Euch zwei noch einmal nach Salzburg. Von einer so wunderbaren Anmuth weggehen zu müssen, denn bald werde ich sterben müssen, ist ein Schicksal an welches ich mich schwer gewöhnen will! Daß eine Wand zwischen uns dreien sein soll, die Welt der Schatten mich für ewig entfernen wird während du und Inge unterm Himmel, im Licht des Tages und dem Stern der Nacht Eure Anmut und Liebe verstreut wie Blüthenblätter tut mir weh wie meine Liebe weh tut doch aber lebend erhält / dein Oskar". Die Verso-Seite dieses undatierten Briefes mit der ganzseitigen Zeichnung dreier umschlungener Personen, darunter bezeichnet "für die liebe Antonia / Variation unseres Themas / von OK". Die Dargestellten dürften dem Anschein nach Antonia und ihre Tochter Inge sowie Kokoschka selbst sein. - Die Briefe jeweils mit gedr. Briefkopf; beiliegend 11 SS. auf 6 Bll. Gegenbriefe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Some Problems For My Friends (Signed)

      Cape Town: South African Chessplayer, 1957 A significant problem book: the first such written, published and produced in South Africa. Inscribed and signed by the author: "Hans Liebeck, / with grateful thanks and good wishes. / Donald McIntyre". Hans Liebeck was a published mathematician of some reknown and an amateur chess enthusiast. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and light rubbing to extremities. In a tan and burgundy jacket, only lightly soiled and worn. Small ink correction to the text on the final page. 87pp. Scarce. Only 10 copies (one in the U.S.) in library holdings, according to OCLC. Betts, 33-53..

      [Bookseller: The Libriquarian, IOBA]
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        'Alexandria Quartet' First UK Editions

      Justine : a first edition, first printing in the correct first issue wrapper with four reviews to rear panel and book synopsis to front end-flap without reviews. A very good+ book without inscriptions first published in 1957 by Faber without subsequent printing mentioned. Boards a little tired with some light staining toning and some small staining to page edges, small Times Library stamp to rear end-paper. In a very good clipped first issue wrapper. Some archival repairs to top of spine and rear flap. Four small chips to front edge, usual browning to spine. Now in brodart protector. Balthazar : a first edition, first printing, published by Faber in 1958. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper, spine browned as usual with very minor loss to spine ends. A much better copy than is usually seen. Mountolive : a first edition, first printing, published by Faber in 1958. A near fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper, a trifle rubbed to the top edge. Clea: a first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1960. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper which has one or two trivial marks to the rear panel. A rare and collectable set, all first editions first printings by a highly collectable author

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        CHAGALL. With 15 original lithographs by Marc Chagall

      CHAGALL. JACQUES LASSAIGNE Paris, Maeght, 1957. Original first Edition. With 15 original lithographs, 13 in color and 2 black & white, including dustjacket cover, title page, and 4 double pages fold-out, all printed by Mourlot. Text in French, the book also includes many color reproductions and drawing in facsimile. In very good condition. Some minor wear on the spine of the dustjacket, and one of the foldout with a crease on the fold. Ref: Cramer 34 More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.

      Frankfurt am Main: Europäische Verlagsanstalt,, [1957]. Vier Essays. Octavo. Original cloth, with the dust jacket. Boards gently splayed, text block slightly browned. An excellent copy in an excellent jacket with lightly toned spine panel and a short closed tear to rear fold. First edition in German of this collection of four essays. Inscribed by Arendt on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes, Hannah Arendt".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Man Has Wings: New Poems and Plays

      Hanover House, NY 1957 - dj w/lite wear, unclipped price; 153 clean, unmarked pages/index; First Edition, First Printing Size: 12 Vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dorley House Books, Inc.]
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        BERGENS GULLSMEDKUNST FRA LAUGSTIDEN.

      2 voll.ril. in cart. con sovr.ill., cm 25,5x20,vol.1°: pp. 385 con ill. in b/n.., vol.2°: 256 tavv. in b/n con moltissine ill.. Tir. 400 es.. Il nostro è l'es. n. 20. Testo norvegese.

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        The Picture Story of a Memorable Visit.

      [N.p., Washington DC?]: , 1957. Folio (510 × 358 mm). Spiral bound within original green cloth-backed printed buff boards. Profusely illustrated from black and white photographs, text and captions in Arabic and English, title page and section titles - printed on coloured washi paper - in Arabic alone A little rubbed on the boards, but overall very good. First and only edition of this commemorative pictorial souvenir of King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud's official visit to America. Extremely uncommon, just ten locations on OCLC, all in the United States. "The following pages present a photographic portrayal of the visit to the United States of America by His Majesty, King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud at the invitation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The visit was prompted by the earnest desire of the two leaders, as men of peace and honor, to agree upon programs and policies which would foster harmony among nations, and serve the well-being of peoples ? His Majesty and his party were in the United States only eleven days. But, these were busy, fruitful days, from the morning of January 29, 1957, when a squadron of United States Air Force jet aircraft flew out to sea to meet the liner Constitution, until the morning of February 9, when the President's personal airplane soared away from Washington National Airport ? The camera has recorded the highlights of the memorable visit: the full military honors accorded to King Sa'ud upon his arrival in New York, the unprecedented personal welcome by the President in Washington, the meetings at the White House, the conferences with Secretary Dulles and other officials, the discussions with diplomats and statesmen of the Arab countries, the expressions of hospitality - these and other events ?" The other officials and dignitaries referred to included Richard Nixon as Vice President, Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense, Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, Krishna Menon, India's permanent representative at the UN, Abdul Khalek Hassuma, Secretary General of the Arab League, Crown Prince Abd-al-llah of Iraq, and the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Ahmad Husain, the Egyptian ambassador. Sa'ud's trip included visits to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Arlington Military Cemetery, the Washington Islamic Center, and a banquet hosted by Fred A. Davies, chairman of Aramco. The visit was a key element in America's political manoeuvring following the Suez Crisis, designed in large part to prevent Soviet Russia from replacing French and British influence in the region. Sa'ud was persuaded to accept the Eisenhower Doctrine, and $250,000,000 towards his defence budget, and in so doing found himself at odds with the rise of Arab nationalism, and a target for Nasserist calls from Egypt for the removal of the Arab monarchies. Following worsening conflict with his brother Faisal over his indebtedness, and his court's refusal to keep pace with the modernisation of other Arab nations, Sa'ud was forced to abdicate in 1964, going into exile in Geneva. Publication is usually attributed to the US government, but the awkwardness of the English, and the care in the presentation of the Arabic captioning and titles, suggest that it may have been produced in Saudi Arabia with American backing, positive spin at home for a less than triumphant diplomatic foray.

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        Atlas Shrugged.

      New York: Random House,, 1957. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt on black, monogram to front board gilt, top edge blue, buff endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. A little sunning to spine ends, some faint spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, with some light rubbing to extremities, and spine ends nicked and chipped. First edition, first printing of Rand's fourth novel. The philosophical movement launched by Rand with Atlas Shrugged had a profound impact on American culture, which continues to this day, with the novel named by a 1991 Library of Congress survey as the most influential book for a majority of Americans, second only to the Bible.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: Czech Communists Visit England 1957

      England. 1957. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9" x 12.5". Red plastic commercial photo album with a belt-style binding. Contains 99 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 3.5" and 3.5" x 4.5", with captions in Czech. Album is very good with some tears, with near fine photographs.A photo album documenting a 1957 visit by a group of Czechoslovakian Communists to England, possibly from Cedok, the state travel agency . There are 23 pages of partially annotated photographs and a title page that reads, "9-23 Srpna 1957" (August), with an image of the Sabena Airlines plane that brought them. The album takes place only a year after the Soviet invasion of Hungary. There can be little doubt that the 11 tourists were all party Apparatchiks, as attested by the photographic record of their pilgrimage to Karl Marx's grave in North London and the nearest thing they could find to British socialism, a well-stocked Cooperative shop. A corner of the first page has been removed, possibly to obscure the identity of those involved with the trip. The album shows the visitors at their "London villa, Hollybank," and includes photos of their visit to the Palace of Westminster, the Royal Festival Hall, and Buckingham Palace. There are also snapshots of Big Ben, Royal Guards, and Trafalgar Square, as well as other tourist places of interest. They also enjoyed the gaudier pleasures of Soho with a stop outside a Peep Show followed by the more appropriate trip to Highgate Cemetery to see the aforementioned grave of Karl Marx. There is also a seaside visit to a very chilly looking Margate, complete with 1950s bathing suits.An interesting political photographic record of Eastern European Communists touring a capitalist country. .

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1957. 12 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1957. 4to. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        Pliegos poéticos góticos. 6 complete volumes.

      Madrid : Biblioteca Nacional, 1957-1961. First Edition. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance; Bookplate from the library of Queen Mary College (University of London). Physical description; 6 v. : ill. ; 26 cm. Notes; Half-title: Pliegos poéticos góticos de la Biblioteca Nacional. Vols. 1-2: Homenaje a Menéndez Pelayo. Reprint of works originally published in the 16th cent. Includes indexes. Subjects; Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino (1856-1912). Chapbooks, Spanish. Ballads, Spanish - Texts. Spanish poetry - Classical period, (1500-1700). Genre; Illustrated.

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        Matarasso 1957.

      Galerie Matarasso, Nice 1957 - Lithographie originale en 5 couleurs, imprimée par Mourlot, tirage à 500 exemplaires. 67 X 49 cm. (Corredor- Matheos N°8). . Original lithograph in 5 colors , printed by Mourlot, from an edition of 500 prints. 67 X 49 cm. (Corredor- Matheos N°8).

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

      Poland: S. P. Eagle / Romulus Horizon, 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.

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        Greta Garbo writes an interesting autograph letter signed to her friend and lover, Sydney Guilaroff. "Thank you before hand for the bread. I shall pay you back when I see you. You are an absolut [sic] sweetie."

      New York, NY, February 8, 1957. 7.25" x 10.75". "Greta Garbo's letter was written to her personal hair dresser, the well known, Sydney Guilaroff, who was also her friend and lover. ""Thank you before hand for the bread. I shall pay you back when I see you. You are an absolut [sic] sweetie."" And then she goes on to note that ""I have been so depressed, it seems to me that hearcu has forgotten me"" It was believed she suffered from being bi-polar and her swinging emotional state is displayed in this autograph letter to Sidney.Autograph letter signed, rendered in graphite, on 7.25"" x 10.75"" Air Mail tissue paper, 2 single sided pages. Includes the original envelope dated Feb 9, 1957. Letters in near fine condition with faint small stain, envelope mostly intact with small chip to the front and the opening tear to the versoGreto Garbo autograph letter, signed using her pseudo name of ""Harry"" (short for Harriet Brown), written to Sydney Guilaroff, who was regarded as the greatest hair stylist in the history of Hollywood, and confidant to numerous stars. Sydney knew everyone and all their secrets, and many stars considered him totally trustworthy. In his memoirs, “Crowning Glories,” Guilaroff divulged that he had had romantic affairs with both Greta Garbo and Ava Gardner. In Garbo's letter she also references her depression which chronically plagued her as she was known for having life long melancholy, or depression. In her later years, she was quite aware of her condition. As she approached her sixtieth birthday, she had apparently told a frequent walking companion ""In a few days, it will be the anniversary of the sorrow that never leaves me, that will never leave me for the rest of my life."" To another friend, she said, in 1971, ""I suppose I suffer from very deep depression."" It was believed she suffered from being bi-polar and her swinging emotional state is displayed in this autograph letter to Sidney.Greta Garbo letters were mostly unsigned, even when they were it was usually with a pseudonym, and the subterfuge even extended to a reluctance to date anything, so envelope postmarks are the only reliable clue as to when they were written. When a signature was included, she preferred to use one of many nicknames and pseudonyms. Harriet Brown was a favorite, so she would just sign H.B. or Harry Brown, but at other times her mood would dictate different persona's: ""Mountain Boy"" (M-Boy) for her secret, contradictory, but gentle masculine side; or ""Eleanor"" for her wistful, feminine side. They were mostly in pencil, and often on very inexpensive note-paper.A wonderful example of Garbo's personal side, written to her friend and lover Sydney Guilaroff."

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        Relative State Formulation of Quantum Mechanics"

      Reviews of Modern Physics 1957 - Offered with the full years 1956 and 1957, with original wrappers bound in, in one volume. EVERETT, Hugh. "Relative State Formulation of Quantum Mechanics", in: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 29, no. 3, July, 1957, pp. 454-62, the entire issue (pp. 255-546) in original orange printed wrappers. Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1957. First edition. (Interesting to note Everett's address for the article: "Present address: Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, The Pentagon, Washington, D. C.") ++ Bound in a sturdy/stout buckram binding, with all wrappers bound in, for volumes 28 & 29, 1956 & 1957. Each wrapper has a library stamp on the front. The binding has an embossed call number on the spine, and the page edges top and bottom have a rubber stamped library name. Nice fresh copy though on the inside. “The Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) is an approach to quantum mechanics according to which, in addition to the world we are aware of directly, there are many other similar worlds which exist in parallel at the same space and time. The existence of the other worlds makes it possible to remove randomness and action at a distance [e.g., the EPR paradox] from quantum theory and thus from all physics.”--Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. +++In the 1957 (volume 29) volume: “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars””**, E. Margaret Burbidge, G. R. Burbidge, William A. Fowler, and F. Hoyle; “Relativistic Invariance and Quantum Phenomena” Eugene P. Wigner; “Quantum Theory of Fields and Elementary Particles”, W. Heisenberg; “Three Lectures on Relativity Theory”, V. Fock; “Electricity and General Relativity”Cornelius Lanczos; “rinciple of Equivalence and the Weak Interactions”, R. H. Dicke;”Gravitation without a Principle of Equivalence” R. H. Dicke; “Dynamical Theory in Curved Spaces. I. A Review of the Classical and Quantum Action Principles”, Bryce S. DeWitt; “Equations of Motion in General Relativity Theory and the Action Principle”, Leopold Infeld;”Dynamics of a Lattice Universe by the Schwarzschild-Cell Method” Richard W. Lindquist and John A. Wheeler; “Assessment of Everett's "Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Theory” John A. Wheeler; “Interaction of Neutrinos and Gravitational Fields”**; Dieter R. Brill and John A. Wheeler; “Feynman Quantization of General Relativity*” Charles W. Misner; “Superfluidity and Superconductivity” R. P. Feynman. ++In the 1956 (volume 28) volume: “Study of Nuclear Structure by Electromagnetic Excitation with Accelerated Ions” K. Alder, A. Bohr, T. Huus, B. Mottelson, and A. Winther; “Collective Energy Losses in Solids' David Pine; 'Electron Scattering and Nuclear Structure', Robert Hofstadter; “Theory of Positron Annihilation in Solids”, Richard A. Ferrell; “Hydromagnetic Dynamo Theory”, Walter M. Elsasser; “Einstein”, J. Robert Oppenheimer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957 The true first edition, first printing, with all first issue points, including the 200/200 price on the front flap of the dust jacket, the unlaminated matte boards, the single signature of the book block (later printings had laminated boards and multiple signatures). Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        On The Road

      The Viking Press, 1957 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition book in a dust jacket from the third printing. Published in 1957, stated on the copyright page. No mention of further printings. Very slight moisture damage stain on the top edge; else fine. Dust jacket has original price of $3.95 printed on the front flap. Minor rubbing and very minor creasing at spine ends. Comes housed in a slipcase made by the publisher of the facsimile edition of this book, slipcase has tear along top of rear.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        [Photo Album]: Czech Communists Visit England 1957

      England. 1957. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9" x 12.5". Red plastic commercial photo album with a belt-style binding. Contains 99 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 3.5" and 3.5" x 4.5", with captions in Czech. Album is very good with some tears, with near fine photographs.A photo album documenting a 1957 visit by a group of Czechoslovakian Communists to England, possibly from Cedok, the state travel agency . There are 23 pages of partially annotated photographs and a title page that reads, "9-23 Srpna 1957" (August), with an image of the Sabena Airlines plane that brought them. The album takes place only a year after the Soviet invasion of Hungary. There can be little doubt that the 11 tourists were all party Apparatchiks, as attested by the photographic record of their pilgrimage to Karl Marx's grave in North London and the nearest thing they could find to British socialism, a well-stocked Cooperative shop. A corner of the first page has been removed, possibly to obscure the identity of those involved with the trip. The album shows the visitors at their "London villa, Hollybank," and includes photos of their visit to the Palace of Westminster, the Royal Festival Hall, and Buckingham Palace. There are also snapshots of Big Ben, Royal Guards, and Trafalgar Square, as well as other tourist places of interest. They also enjoyed the gaudier pleasures of Soho with a stop outside a Peep Show followed by the more appropriate trip to Highgate Cemetery to see the aforementioned grave of Karl Marx. There is also a seaside visit to a very chilly looking Margate, complete with 1950s bathing suits.An interesting political photographic record of Eastern European Communists touring a capitalist country. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Bibliotheque est en feu & Autres Poemes

      Paris: GLM, 1957. Full leather. THE 1957 1ST EDTION, IN ITS MOST LIMITED STATE. #12 OF ONLY 55 COPIES ISSUED ON "VELIN D'ARCHES". This copy, which is pristine, has been beautfully re-bound in a custom full black morocco. (Bound --and signed at the rear pastedown-- by Mercher Doreur). The decorative panels include brown and white morocco mosaics and the book is housed in a custom leather-backed chemise and a custom card slipcase, both of which are sturdy and very presentable. 12mo, 49 pgs. plus Index (Table).

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        Dali on Modern Art: The Cuckolds of Antiquated Modern Art

      NY: The Dial Press, 1957. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY DALI. 1 vol., inscribed by Dali on the front two blank endleaves "Pour Gerald Kean Homage de Dali 1959", text in English and French, illustrated. Bound in the publisher's black cloth backed boards, VERY GOOD, with the original DJ, slightly worn to upper edges, still GOOD.

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        Autograph letter signed and typescript poems.

      8vo., one page autograph letter, signed, to Peter Russell, the editor of the literary magazine Nine. Folded, with a chip on the lower edge and sign of an earlier paper clip. "Dear Sir, Would you kindly read the enclosed poems? I have had poems published previously in Prospect and Outposts, and am shortly to have a booklet published by Howard Sergeant in the "Outposts Publications" series. I normally live in Majorca, and shall be returning there next month. Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible, Yours faithfully Alan Sillitoe" There are 12 poems enclosed, each typed on an individual sheet with Sillitoe's address at the top and his name typed at the bottom. Most of these poems are included in The Rats & Other Poems (1960), and there are some variants between the typed and printed versions. The poems are: (In The Rats & Other Poems ) Left as one Dead To Ruth (the typed version with one extra word in the penultimate line) The Wild Moon (variations in stanzas 3 & 4) Autumn 2 sheets possibly separate poems (entitled Autumn in Majorca in the printed version with the two poems mixed) Toni Moreno 1. The Young Man Toni Moreno IV Enemies of Promise (variations in final stanza) Toni Moreno V Reconnaissance Opposites Shadow Not in The Rats & Other Poems Mad Man's Image Anthem

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        Career - A New Play

      Random House, New York 1957 - James Lee, was a successful writer for the stage, screen and television. Among his most acclaimed works was ''Career,'' the fifth play he wrote, which opened in 1957, off Broadway. He got the idea for it while walking home after acting in ''The Seven Year Itch". When it opened at the Seventh Avenue South Playhouse, critics for The New York Times, wrote that it was ''fundamentally knowledgeable and discerning.'' Mr. Lee also wrote the script for the 1959 movie adaptation of ''Career,'' which starred Anthony Franciosa, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. Career is a 1959 blacklist film drama co-written by Dalton Trumbo. Condition & Description of this book: The dustjacket retains price to front prelim, which is creased down the prelim edge. Lightly soiled in general. Now housed in a removable plastic archival sleeve. Beige cloth boards with gilt and black lettering and decoration to the spine and the front board.Very good overall condition, very clean. James Lee dedication to the first front blank end page reads: For Peter, with friendship and best wishes, James Lee. [written in blue ink]. All the pages throughout the book are clean and tightly bound. - END - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works with an Index of Places.

      1957. 7 vols.: Venetian School. 2 vols., XIV, 206 pp. text, 46 pp. topographical index, 1336 illustrations on plates (2 plates in color); Florentine School. 2 vols., XIV, 222 pp. text, 39 pp. topographical index, 1480 illustrations on plates (2 plates in color); and: Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols., XXVI, 533 pp. text, topographical index, 1991 illus. on plates (3 plates in color). Small 4to. Cloth. London/New York (Phaidon) 1957-1968. Revised and considerably enlarged edition. Arntzen M 320, M 321, M 322.

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        THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV ** True First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED By the Author **

      Viking, NY 1957 - ***** This is the true first edition, first printing (with "First Published in 1957" stated on the copyright page, and with no later printings listed) ***** This book is SIGNED by the author (John Steinbeck) on the second page. ***** Please Note: Signed examples of Steinbeck's later novels have become increasingly rare. ***** Very nice hardcover with the original first printing dust jacket.***** There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition, and NOT a former library book. The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped ($3.00). ***** CONDITION: Both the book and the dust jacket are in VERY GOOD PLUS condition (foxing on the front and rear endpages, and on the inner dust jacket flaps, otherwise nice). ***** We include new mylar (clear) dust jacket protectors with all books at no charge. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. ***** Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arte Actual: Valores Plásticos Actuales.

      Presentation of 34 catalogues and leaflets, ranging between 1 and 5 pp., produced in conjunction with exhibitions organized by the Movimient Artistico del Mediterraneo which featured the work of individual artists (including Enrique Brinkmann, Vicente Castellano, Armando Cardona Torrandell, Isabel Villar, Hsiao Chin, and Armando Cardona Torrandell among others) and European artists' collectives such as Grupo Ibiza 59 and Grupo Tago, including brief critical surveys and biographical information, text illustrations (some tipped-in). Square 12mo. Self wrpps. Valencia 1957-1960.

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        Schöninghs Sammlung pädagogischer Schriften. Quellen zur Geschichte der Pädagogik. 60 Bde. Vorhanden: Alain. Über die Erziehung; --- Alexandrien, Klemens v. Ausgew. Schriften zur Pädagogik; --- Aurelius Augustinus. Der Lehrer. De Magistro Liber Unus.; --- Basedow, Johann Berhard. Ausgew. pädagogische Schriften; --- Beneke, F. E. Erziehungs- und Unterrichtslehre; --- Bosco, Giovanni. Pädagogik der Vorsorge; --- Chrysostomos. Über Hoffart und Kindererziehung; --- Cohn, Jonas. Vom Sinn der Erziehung; --- Comenius, Johann Amos. Böhmische Didaktik; --- Dawson, Christopher. Abendländische Bildung in der Krise; --- Diesterweg, Adolph. Wegweiser zur Bildung für deutsche Lehrer; --- Dilthey, Wilhelm. Schriften zur Pädagogik; --- Dörpfeld, F. W. Ausg

      Paderborn Schöningh - 1971 1957 - 60 Bde. 8°. Orig.-Leinen mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. 1.100 gr. Orig.-Leinen mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag.

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        The Alexandria Quartet, comprising] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea

      London Faber & Faber [through 1960] 1957 A superb set of the author's 4-volume literary landmark. Here offered: four First Impressions (no additional printings noted), all about Fine, uniformly bound in publisher's cloth, in correct illustrated dust jackets. 8vo: 253,[1]; 250; 320; 287,[1]pp. Justine (1957): rose-colored cloth, spine gilt, French blue title block. Near Fine, with dust-soiled edges, spine slightly faded, unobtrusive glue stain along two edges of lower paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, barely toned to spine panel, else quite fresh and bright. Balthazar (1958): French blue cloth, spine gilt, reddish-brown title block. Fine, tight and apparently unread, marred only by owner's signature and date to front paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, with two short closed tears along upper spine-panel folds. Mountolive (1958): yellow cloth, spine gilt, lavender title block. About Fine, tight and apparently unread, with owner's inscription on front fly leaf, dust-soiled top edge, two lightly bumped corners; Fine jacket, priced 16s. Clea (1960): persimmon cloth, spine gilt, green title block. Fine, square and tight with lightly dust-soiled top edge; better than Near Fine jacket (priced-clipped), lightly dust-soiled and rubbed to ends of spine-panel. Burgess 99. Fine-

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        Deep Water

      New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First Edition of the author's fourth book under her own name, following The Talented Mr. Ripley (of which we also have marvelous copies on offer). 8vo: [8], 213, [1]pp. Publisher's black spine lettered in silver over turquoise cloth, the publisher's monogram stamped in silver on the upper cover, the fore-edge untrimmed; in an illustrated dust jacket priced $2.95. A just about Fine copy, the tips rubbed with very minor losses; in a Near Fine jacket, rubbed along the bottom edge with a few scattered smudges of black ink (restricted to the bottom quarter-inch). Quite a collectible example. Fine-

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        Count Basie and His Orchestra. Its Music and its Musicians.

      New York: The Citadel Press, 1957. - SIGNED BY COUNT BASIE and other musicians. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. With 13 photographs and discography by Alun Morgan. Octavo, pp.320. Bound in red publisher's cloth with title and author's name in gilt to spine, in a photographic dustwrapper. Cloth boards in excellent condition with some minor grey/white coloured marks to front and rear, headcap very lightly worn, spine very slightly faded at centre. Dustjacket showing dustiness (particularly at rear), a little rubbed along creases, chipped along all edges with one more noticeable loss at head of spine, creasing down length of spine, some small pieces of clear tape covering chips at edges, flaps fairly clean, text block age toned, pages browned but clean. Several photographs signed by corresponding musicians, including Joe Williams, Marshsall Royal, Henry Coker, and Frank Foster: An affectionate portrait of Basie and the amazing members of his band. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Contemporary American Music (Original Program for a 1957 performance by John Cage and others)

      New York: Carl Fischer Concert Hall, 1957. Poster for a 1957 experimental music concert at the Carl Fischer Music Hall in New York City, featuring John Cage, William Masselos, Grete Sultan, and David Tudor performing entirely pieces written for multiple pianos. Featured pieces included: John Cage's "Music for 4 Pianos" and "Winter Music." Morton Feldman's "Extensions #4 for Three Pianos" and "Piece for Four Pianos." "Improvisation" by Christian Wolff. A performance that pre-dates Cage's international fame, but one that brought together the core members of what became known as "The New York School." Cage's relationship to David Tudor would grow until Tudor was the best known interpreter of his work by the 1960s. But just as important is Cage's relationship to Morton Feldman, and Cage's student Christian Wolff (who had a piece on this program as well). 12 x 9.5 inches (30.5 x 24 cm), letterpress on light green stock. Unfolded, Near Fine.

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        Small archive of posters and a handbill for early performances by John Cage, 1953-1957

      New York: Various, 1957. Archive of three rare ephemeral items (two posters, one handbill) for early performances by John Cage in the 1950s, all associated with his seminal work as a founder of the New York School. Each flyer represents single event of significance for the composer, and each an event in which Cage was involved both as a composer and a performer. Included are: 1. Poster brochure advertising a festival concept, developed by John Cage and David Tudor, designed to feature recitals, readings, dance classes, lectures, and panel discussions. Composers, musicians, poets, and thinkers on board for the festival of "experimental" works included Cage, Tudor, Merce Cunningham, and Mary Caroline Richards. Rather than being a poster for a particular planned event, this "brochure" was designed to advertise the concept of such a thing to colleges and universities. It was 1953, and Cage was meeting with a wall of rejections for grants, fellowships, and even work in animated films or as a writer for magazines. The Package Festival was as experimental as any of the composers work, an idea that Cage hatched to promote both himself and a growing number of contemporaries whom he would ultimately make famous on an international scale. In his biography of Cage, Kenneth Silverman notes: "The festival offered a dance program by Cunningham, a recital of contemporary music by Tudor, and a lecture on "Artaud and New Theatre"--three programs a day for three days. Each event had its own price tag, from $750 for the dance down to $100 for the lecture. But if a client bought more than one event a discount began to operate, making the discounted cost fvo the entire three day festival $1250. ...the Package Festival found no sponsors at the time...[and] Cage left Stony Point to concertize and lecture for two months abroad." 17.5 x 18.5 inches. (44.5 x 47 cm), 8.75 x 9.25 inches (22.25 x 23.5 cm) folded. Brown newsprint stock with offset printing in black. Near Fine. Silverman, p. 123. 2. Handbill for a 1954 concert at Carl Fischer Concert Hall in New York, featuring John Cage and David Tudor performing works by Stockhausen and Cage. A remarkable piece of paper. Soon after this very early New York performance Cage would abandon the idea of needing to perform--or associate himself with--the works of his mentors, and attach himself to what he and Tudor would call "The New York School," along with Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. Featured pieces included: Stockhausen's "Nr. 2 Klavierstücke I-VIII," performed by Tudor. John Cage's "34 ' 46.776" for two pianists," performed by Cage and Tudor. 5.25 x 4 inches (13 x 10 cm). Letterpress, Very Good. 3. Poster for a 1957 experimental music concert at the Carl Fischer Music Hall in New York City, featuring John Cage, William Masselos, Grete Sultan, and David Tudor performing entirely pieces written for multiple pianos. Featured pieces included: John Cage's "Music for 4 Pianos" and "Winter Music." Morton Feldman's "Extensions #4 for Three Pianos" and "Piece for Four Pianos." "Improvisation" by Christian Wolff. A performance that pre-dates Cage's international fame, but one that brought together the core members of what became known as "The New York School." Cage's relationship to David Tudor would grow until Tudor was the best known interpreter of his work by the 1960s. But just as important is Cage's relationship to Morton Feldman, and Cage's student Christian Wolff (who had a piece on this program as well). 12 x 9.5 inches (30.5 x 24 cm). Letterpress. Near Fine.

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        From Russia with Love

      Jonathan Cape Ltd 1957 - 1957. First Edition. 253 pages. Beige, pictorial dust jacket over black cloth. Firm binding with clear and legible text. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks with occasional dog-eared corners. Faint pencil marking at front pages and at rear paste-down. Water marking at rear endpaper with mild scuffing along block-edge. Slight bumping to corners with moderate rubbing and bleaching along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket with tanning along spine. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with noticeable rubbing and wear over surfaces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wonderful O

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957 - First Edition. Some dampstaining to both the book and dust jacket; very good. Presentation copy; inscribed in ink on the front endpaper by the author,"To Sidney Werner. All good wishes, James Thurber." A title seldom found inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Das Motorrad - 10. Jahrgang Nov. 1957 - Heft 24

      Motor - Presse - Verlag Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1957 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) 9 . Jahrgang - Heft 24 , 38 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb - und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema " Motorrad ( Typen , Technik,sportliche Ereignisse usw. ) , Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel , , Erhaltung 1 - = Zeitung nicht beschnitten, etwas zu groß für den Scanner! = [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Auntie Mame

      Vanguard Press, 1957 First edition as indicated by absence of edition information on the copyright page. Inscribed by Lawrence on a front free paper. Also includes a letter to the previous owner written by Lawrence and dated 1959. The book boards are faded along the edges. Top edge of pages has darkened. Dust jacket is faded and rubbed, with a little chipping at the spine and minor creasing on back panel.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Monete Imperiali Romane.

      Mario Ratto 1957 - Milano, 1957; 5 voll., cartonato, pp. 1720, 531 tavv. b/n. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Insomnia Is Good For You

      London: Park Lane Films, 1957. Shooting script, 33 mimeographed pp., stapled in to oversized red card wrappers. Typed title label to front cover, typed ownership label ('Park Lane Films Ltd., Quadrex House, Park Lane, W.1.') to inside front cover. Contents very clean, covers a little creased at edges, and with one small (1cm) closed tear to leading edge. MORDECAI RICHLER'S FIRST SCREENPLAY, FOR ONE OF PETER SELLERS' MOST RARELY-SEEN FILMS. In 1955 Peter Sellers was a huge radio star, thanks mostly to The Goon Show, but the film career which would later define him was yet to begin. 1955 was the year he appeared in The Ladykillers, his first major feature, with his idol Alec Guinness. Both the film and Sellers' performance garnered excellent reviews, but somehow it failed to launch him, and for the next two years he continued to work on The Goon Show, appearing on screen only in spin-offs from his radio work -- most notably The Case Of The Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956), the closest a camera ever came to reproducing The Goon Show formula successfully). But in 1957 Sellers broke through at last: roles in The Smallest Show On Earth and The Naked Truth brought him to the attention of the Boulting Brothers, who cast him in Carleton-Browne Of The F.O. and I'm All Right Jack, both released in 1959, after which Seller's cinematic future was assured. But at the beginning of 1957 Sellers was still hustling, and he agreed to star in three low-budget short features, all of them comic pastiches of government information films: Cold Comfort, Dearth [sic] Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You. Insomnia... was produced by a new and unknown company, Park Lane Films, directed by Leslie Arliss, and co-written (in his screenwriting debut by the Canadian novelist) Mordechai Richler. (Richler would later work uncredited on the film adaptation of Room At The Top (1959), and make his most important contribution to cinema with the criminally underappreciated The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), adapted from his own novel and starring a pre-Spielberg Richard Dreyfuss). Richler and Lewis Greifer's screenplay is light on dialogue, heavy on voiceover (provided by Sellers himself), and makes frequent use of stock footage -- all of which suggests both a tight budget, and a star desperate for screen time. In Insomnia Is Good For You Sellers plays Hector Dimwittie, a pen-pushing office worker. One Monday morning he is told by his boss to report to his office the following Friday. Dimwittie spends the intervening week unable to sleep, convinced he is about to be fired. When Friday comes he discovers that his boss merely wants him to spend the weekend showing some important clients the town. Relieved but shattered, he falls unwakeably asleep in the first bar they visit. Ropey prints of both Cold Comfort and Dearth Of A Salesman were shown at the Cardiff Screen Festival in 2004 but seem not to have been seen since, and Insomnia Is Good For You was lost completely -- until last year, when the story broke that a Mr. Robert Farrow had found twenty film cans discarded in a skip in Park Lane in the early 1990s, and had kept them safe ever since. Six contained the master prints of all three films; six others contained the negatives; a further six had the soundtracks; and the last two contained the titles, credits and cuts. Insomnia Is Good For You was re-premiered at the Southend Film Festival last year. Until Insomnia's re-emergence, information about the film was almost non-existent. We have the film back now, but this little script remains the only known surviving artefact from its production.

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        Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861, Volumes 1 - 5

      San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957. Original Edition of 1,000 copies printed by Grabhorn Press 1957-1963. Hardcover. VG+ over-all. Contents NF, clean, bright, and tight. A small spot to the back cover of Volume Four and what looks like either foxing or coffee spatter to the front cover of Volume Two.. Vols. 1-5 with Vol. 5 in two parts. Heavy, coated flax-colored linen cloth/boards with green leatherette bindings; gilt lettering. 10.5 x 14.x inches each, so a bit oversize. No dust wrappers, as issued. Vol. 1: xiv + 264 pp, 50 large bw map plates (many folding). Vol. 2: xiv + 281 pp, 58 large bw plate maps (many folding). Vol. 3: xiv + 349 pp., 81 large bw plate maps (many folding). Vol. 4: xiv + 260 pp., 102 large bw plate maps (many folding). Vol. 5, Part I and II: xx + 487 pp. numbered continuously between the two volumes, with 82 large bw map plates. Each volume has a color frontis, except Part II of Vol. 5. The paper prospectuc booklet (10 pp), pre-publication is laid into Vol. 1. Oversize and heavy (42 pounds) and definitely will require extra shipping. Please inquire. A beautiful set of Wheat's monumental work on Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861. The maps were executed in offset lithography, and the paper is Natural Wove Curtis Rag. A running list of the illustrated maps in all volumes continues at the back of each volume, in alphabetical order. The subtitles are: Vol. 1: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase 1540-1804; Vol. 2: From Lewis and Clark to Fremont 1804-1845; Vol. 3: The Mexican War to the Boundary Survey 1846-1854; Vol. 4: Pacific Railroad Surveys to the onset ot the Civil War 1855-1860; and Vol. 5: Civil War to the Geological Survey (Parts I and II). The original edition.

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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957., 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. Both book and wrapper are in very good condition; edges a little dusty, jacket with a few minor chips and nicks, lightly rubbed and gently aged. No inscriptions or price-clipping.An attractive 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. Gilbert A5a (1.1) Provenance: Ex-Nigel Williams, London, with his pencil note to flyleaf.

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        On the Road.

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and upper board in white. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter red morocco box. Spine a little rolled but an excellent copy in the slightly creased and lightly frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing, presentation copy to Pieter W. Fosburgh and his wife Liza, inscribed by the author in red crayon, "To Peter [sic] and Liza Fosburgh, Writing in red crayon in memory of the Red House, Jack Kérouac [sic] (Idiot) (St. Jack of the Germs)" [the last five words in pencil]. A fascinating presentation. Pieter Whitney Fosburgh (1915?1978), author of the proto-conservationist book, The Natural Thing: the Land and its Citizens (New York: Macmillan, 1959), was editor of New York State's Department of Conservation magazine. As his middle name indicates he was descended through his mother from the socially prominent Whitney family of Massachusetts. His brothers James and Hugh were also naturalists, art critics, writers, and artists. After Pieter's death his widow Liza lived in Cherry Plain, New York, and wrote children's books. The reference to "the Red House" must surely be to the large redbrick St Louis School in the Centralville section of Lowell, Massachusetts, the elementary school which Kerouac attended from April 1929 through the fourth grade.x

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957 A fine first edition, first issue (with all issue points, including 200/200 price on front flap of jacket) in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Rôle de plaisance.

      Paris, Gallimard, 11 juin 1957. - Fort in-12, broché, 299 pp. Edition originale. Tirage à 155 ex. Un des 25 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur vélin de Hollande. Bel ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hitchcock (First French Edition, inscribed by Rohmer and Chabrol)

      Paris: Editions Universitaires, 1957. First French Edition, preceding the American by nearly 20 years. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Chabrol and Rohmer: "About a man who likes coffee, brandy, and cigars / vos confrères du Cahiers du Cinema / Chabrol / Eric Rohmer." Only the second copy we have seen signed by both authors, who in the years that followed would become flagship directors of the French New Wave. Also laid in is a small publisher's prospectus for this title, with a blurb and information about upcoming titles in the same series on Rene Clair, King Vidor and Eric von Stroheim. Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol wrote this book near the beginning of their respective careers, and would both go on to become highly individual and respected filmmakers in their own right. A classic study of Hitchcock's early-to-mid career films, one of the most important books on cinema printed in the twentieth century. A wonderful section of high-resolution stills from the Hitchcock films discussed ends the book, the last being the famous photo of Hitchcock crossing at the top of a steep stone stairway, from "I Confess." Very Good plus in wrappers. Bruise to the upper corner of the rear wrapper, with light rubbing to the edges.

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        TYPED LETTER ***Signed***

      Waukesha, Wisconsin 1957 - Inscribed "With Kindest Regards / R E Aitken" in blue ink.This 8.5 X 11.0" typed letter on company letterhead is an amazing piece of early motion picture history. Letter has normal mailing folds, staple hole and paper clip markings on top left corner, otherwise in fine condition. Roy E. Aitken (1882-1976) was an American Motion Picture Executive born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. A movie industry pioneer, he was one of the first to produce movies independent of Thomas Edison and the Motion Picture Patents Company. Along with his brother Harry, he founded a number of early motion picture production and distribution companies, most notable being the Mutual Film Corporation, the Epoch Producing Corporation, and the Triangle Pictures Corporation. Through a partnership with filmmaker D.W. Griffith, they produced and distributed the landmark 1915 motion picture "Birth of a Nation" to great success. (bio by: Prairie Home Staff) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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