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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).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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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-

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
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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-

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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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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        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. A touch of rubbing to edges, in the dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners, shallow chips and rubbing to spine ends, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front endpaper, "For Taddy, best wishes, Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The desk set Master copy of the original screenplay, with annotations

      Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox, 1957. The First Feature Film to Depict Electronic Computing in the Workplace; Extensively Revised Shooting ScriptEphron, Phoebe (1914-71) and Henry Ephron (1911-92). The desk set. Shooting final. Typescript (mostly mimeograph) on various paper stocks, with numerous emendations in pencil. 154ff., pages numbered 1-146 with several additions. Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1957. 283 x 221 mm. Original printed folder with brad fasteners, a little sunned, edges a bit frayed. Very good. Preserved in a cloth folding box. Original Screenplay for the 1957 romantic comedy directed by Walter Lang and starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; it was one of the first major motion pictures to feature an electronic computer, and the first film to dramatize and satirize the disruptive role of electronic computing in the workplace. The film takes place at the “Federal Broadcasting Network” where Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is the head of the network’s reference library. After the network purchases two “Electro-Magnetic Memory and Research Arithmetical Calculators,” it brings in Richard Sumner (Tracy), the EMMERAC’S inventor, to help the network’s employees adjust to the new “electronic brains.” “When they find out the computers are coming, the employees jump to the conclusion the machines are going to replace them. Their fears seem to be confirmed when everyone on the staff receives a pink slip printed out by the new payroll computer. Fortunately, it turns out to be a mistake; the machine fired everyone in the company, including the president” (Wikipedia). IBM, the leading computer manufacturer of the time, assisted in the production of “The Desk Set,” and the movie’s fictional “EMMERAC” is an obvious play on UNIVAC, EDVAC and other early computer names.

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        On the Road (First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. Jacket design by Bill English. A novel whose popularity and influence continue unabated to the present day, and show no sign of lessening in the future. Basis for the 2012 Palme d'Or nominated film directed by Walter Salles, and starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket crown is lightly chipped, light fading the red on the spine, short closed tear to the front flap fold.

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        El Hakim Album With 51 Film Stills

      Roxy Film, München 1957 - Oblong Octavo. 22 leaves with tissue guards. Original dark green, string-bound imitation leather. 53 film stills (app. 7 x 5") / 6 x4") from the 1957 film production of "El Hakim," directed by Rolf Thiele and featuring O. W. Fischer (Ibrahim), Michael Ande (Ibrahim as child), and Nadja Tiller (Aziza). The film is based on the novel by John Knittel and the screenplay was written by Herbert Reinecker. It is the story of an Egyptian boy from a small viallage growing up in humble conditions during British colonial reign. He wants to become a doctor and therefore leaves his home for Cairo. Ibrahim overcomes all obstacles and becomes a celebrated physician. Dispite of his successful career he constantly fights poverty and corruption. Eventually his career leads him to London and Paris. He meet some attractive women along the way but happiness fails him. A fatal illness finally forces him to return to his homeland.The film stills in this album are arranged according to the story line of the movie and credited Roxy/NF/Filipp. Most of them have about nine lines of typed descriptions of the scene shown on the photograph typed onto paper sheets glued to the verso of the photographs. The photographs are mounted into the album with photo corners. All but four (6 x 4") of these magnificent photographs are 7 x 5" in size, protected by tissue guards and mounted to heavy stock leaves and distributed over 13 leaves, front and verso. Nine leaves are left without photographs. Some creasing of tissue guards and pencil notes on verso of last, blank page. Light age-toning. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1957. 1. Auflage, Mit 13 Original-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (11 farbig, davon 5 doppelblattgroß (inklusive Umschlag) und zahlreichen weiteren Illustrationen, 177 Seiten, 1 Bl., 21x23, helle farbig illustrierte englische Original-Broschur, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR im Original Transparentumschlag, Mourlot 192-194, 197-205, 207, 1 farbige Doppellithographie als Umschlag, 1 farbige Titellithographie, 4 doppelblattgrosse Farb-Lithographien, 2 schwarze Lithographien, und 5 Farblithographien, der Umschlag mit nicht nennenswerten Gebrauchsspuren an den Kapitalen Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 46266, ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE

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        Arte Nucleare 1957

      Milano: Galleria San Fedele, , 1957. Legatura con punto metallico (stapled binding). Ottimo (Fine). Catalogo di mostra, Milano, Galleria San Fedele, 12-30 ottobre 1957. Con un estratto da Boccioni in seconda di copertina e testi di Giorgio Kaisserlian (''Sei anni dopo, introduzione all'arte nucleare'') e Edoard Jaguer. Con 13 illustrazioni a colori e in bianco e nero di opere di Baj, Bemporad, Bertini, Dangelo, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Arnaldo Pomodoro. Gio Pomodoro, Rossello, Sordini, Verga, Jorn e Vandercam. Importante mostra del Movimento Arte Nucleare presso la Galleria San Fedeli di Milano, la stessa che nel 1951 ne vide la nascita, ospitando la mostra Pittura Nucleare che diede origine al movimento. Questa mostra seguiva di un mese la pubblicazione del Secondo manifesto del Movimento Arte Nucleare, ''Contro Lo Stile''. 4to. pp. 12. Ottimo (Fine). .

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        Pêcheurs des quatre mers

      Beuchet et Vanden Brugge, Nantes 1957 - Un volume in-4 à l'italienne broché couverture illustrée rempliée sous emboîtage. 306 pages. Ouvrage illustré de planches, vignettes, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe en couleurs par Albert Brenet, Marin-Marie et Mathurin Méheut. Edition originale. Exemplaire réservé au comité du calvaire de Boulogne-sur-mer. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état. // One volume, oblong 4to, illustrated wrappers, slipcase. First de-luxe edition illustrated with coloured paintings, vignettes, tail-pieces by Albert Brenet, Marin-Marie et Mathurin Méheut (French marine painters). Privately printed for the Comité du Calvaire des marins de Boulogne-sur-mer. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957 First Printing, 1957, as stated on the copyright page. Book is fine in original green cloth covered boards. Dust jacket is very good with original price of $6.95 printed on front flap. Slight rubbing on front and back panel at hinges to spine and small amount of chipping to spine ends and corners; else in very nice condition. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Auf der Erde und in der Hölle. Gedichte.

      Salzburg O Müller ( ) 1957 - 125, (3) S. Oplastik. W. G. II 106, 1. Kosch I/442. Brauneck 69. Erstausgabe. Erste Buchveröffentlichung Bernhards. - Einband etwas berieben, sonst von guter Erhaltung. Gewicht (Gramm): 150 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AUF DER ERDE UND IN DER HÖLLE Gedichte ---

      Müller, Salzburg, 1957 - 125 Seiten + Inhaltsv. + Kurzlebenslauf -xxx- Erstlingswerk Bernhards in der ersten Ausgabe WG II/1. 8°, O.-Kunststoffeinband. Kopffarbschnitt, Vorderschnitt leicht gebräunt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        POESIA ESPAÑOLA. Ensayo de Métodos y límites estilísticos. Garcilaso, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Góngora, Lope de Vega, Quevedo. Tercera Edición

      Editorial Gredos, Madrid 1957 - Firma del antiguo propietario en su página de respeto.Rotura en el lomo. despredimiento de la tapa trasera. Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1957. NICHOLS, Ruth. WINGS FOR LIFE. The Life Story Of the First Lady Of The Air. Making her first flight in 1919, Nichols went on to more than 140 different aircraft, including jets. A scarce book about a female aviation pioneer. Signed presentation from Nichols on the front endpaper: "For/ Bess, with love. From Ruth." Near fine; pretty nice (little edgewear with a bit of minor chipping head of spine) d/j. $750.00.

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        Across the Bridge. Collection of 47 stills from the 1957 British film noir.

      Collection of 47 vintage black-and-white single weight reference photographs (4 images duplicated) from the UK release of the 1957 British film noir, most with mimeograph description leaves and studio stamps on the verso. Accompanying the set is a 2-page press release (1 leaf ditto-style mimeograph, the other a carbon). Included are 32 photos sized 8 x 10 inches, 8 photos sized 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 3 photos sized 8.5 x 7.5 inches, 1 photo sized 8.75 x 7.25 inches, one photo sized 9 x 7.5 inches, and one photo sized 9.25 x 7.25 inches. 11 of the photographs have a rubber stamp at the verso reading "Copyright Pictorial Press"; 10 have a blue "Pictorial Press" stamp along with a ditto-style mimeograph description on a leaf affixed to the verso; 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, plus a new yellow "Pictorial Press" sticker; 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, plus a second "Atlantic Press" rubber stamp; finally, 22 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, and a second red stamp reading "Copyright pour la suisse par Len Sirman." An excellent set of reference stills for this low budget British noir, a film 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.

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        Dandelion Wine

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. First British Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. A very scarce First British Edition of Ray Bradbury's classic, "Dandelion Wine," signed by him in blue felt pen on the front free endpaper. In very nice condition given the book's age of of over 50 years old! The interior is very clean and the book is square and solid, although there is some soiling on the page edges and light touches of wear on the dark red cloth covers that feature silver titling. There is also a large bookplate of Charles Platt on the front pastedown - this has glue stains at the corners where affixed, and some of these have lightly offset to the free endpaper but do not come at all close to Bradbury's signature. The dustjacket is amazing for its age, the colors are bright, the original price (16s net) is present, there are no major wrinkles or tears. Except for slight darkening on the spine and flap edges and a tiny nick or two at the spine ends, the dustjacket is the best it can be, and it is protected by an archival plastic dustjacket. A beautiful copy signed by the late Ray Bradbury, the god of science fiction (as far as we are concerned).

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        The Lapis

      Published by the Author, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition, Signed by Author and Illustrator. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This copy is number 7 of 53 copies that has been "numbered, autographed and specially bound with original water colors". Signed and numbered by artist on colophon. 5 original watercolors included in a pocket on front paste down, each one is annotated by the artist and dated to December 25, 1954. The text and images recount the artist's dreams about the philosopher's stone. Cream colored gilt-stamped boards, pages unnumbered, approximately 38 pages, illustrated in color. Corners and spine ends bumped, a few small scratches on covers. In original glassine that is chipped on all edges and corners, torn on back cover (repaired with tape) and at front flap (not repaired). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz. Category: Art & Design; Signed by Author and Illustrator. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011601.

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        The Town.

      Random House, 1957. First edition, limited issue, one of 450 numbers copies, signed by the author., 1957.. First edition, limited issue, one of 450 numbers copies, signed by the author.. Two light spots to upper edge, original publisher's mylar torn and part of rear panel lacking, overall near fine with new custom mylar protecting original publisher's mylar.. Tan cloth titled in gilt.

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        20 February 1957 typed signed letter from Churchill to his friend and paint supplier, Willy Sax, with its original, franked envelope

      Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, 1957. TLS. This typed, signed letter to Churchills friend and paint supplier Willy Sax (1898-1964) reflects both Churchills passion for painting and his general inclination to preserve his passion as something personal in the great and turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life. The letter is accompanied by its original, franked envelope. The entirety of the typed letters message reads: My Dear Willy Sax, | Thank you for your letter of January | 31. I was certainly not offended by your | suggestion, but I think that you are right to | decide not to publish for the present. | With all good wishes, | Yours very sincerely, ". The letter is signed by Churchill and hand dated 20 preceding the typed February, 1957. The letter is typed on Churchills Hyde Park Gate stationery, but with the address crossed out and at La Pausa, Roquebrune-Cap Martin typed above. La Pausa was a French Riviera villa owned by Churchills longtime literary agent and friend Emery Reves, originally built for Coco Chanel and acquired by Reves in 1953 with proceeds earned from foreign language rights of Churchills The Second World War. Churchill was a frequent La Pausa guest, where he would, of course, paint. The letter seems almost certain to refer to a book by Sax which, consonant with Churchills apparent preference, it seems Sax decided not to publish during his lifetime. Saxs book was posthumously published as: Paints for Churchill's Canvas. From Sax Churchill acquired his paints, and counsel about their properties and application. Churchill occasionally painted with Sax and maintained a correspondence with him that charmingly revealed Churchills unguarded curiosity about his art. Color entranced Churchill. "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting a whole range of wonderful new colours which delight the celestial eye. (Painting as a Pastime, pp.24-25) It was Willy Sax who supplied these colors to Churchill after the Second World War and to whom Churchill turned for technical questions about how to bring his colors vibrantly to life on canvas. Churchills recorded correspondence with Sax begins in 1946. In 1951, after a visit with the painter Marjorelle in Morocco, Churchill wrote to Sax with typical questions and supply requests, revealing again the cardinal allure color held for Churchill: M. Marjorelle also showed me a sky of wonderful blue, the intensity of which I had never before seen he takes natural cobalt powder and blows the powder on with a little bulb spray. The result is to leave a number of fresh particles of great brilliance on the surface and really the colour was wonderful to ones eyes. Do you know anything about this? Churchill once wrote: "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude" (Painting as a Pastime, p. 13). Churchills lengthy association and correspondence with Sax is a rare window into his perspective distinct from his life as statesman and leader. It was both understandable that Sax wished to share this perspective, and that Churchill wished to preserve it for himself. The letter is in fine condition, unsoiled with no tears, notable toning, or discernible wear, with vertical and horizontal creases consistent with its original folding for an envelope, and with a single hole punch in the upper left corner. The original envelope is complete, apart from a flap detached when it was originally received by Sax and a small tape stain along the upper flap and upper front face of the envelope where someone clearly long-ago re-attached the envelope flap after opening.

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        L'exil et le royaume

      Gallimard 1957 - - Gallimard, Paris 1957, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Dos insolé, papier jauni, notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi chagrin gris et étui, l'ensemble signé de Devauchelle. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A André Belamich, son vieil ami." Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio. Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France. L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd. Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ». [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the theatrical adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the review copies service. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to his close friend Andre Belamich . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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