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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift, 1 Seite, kl-4, ohne Ort und Jahr (1957?).

      - An einen Kritiker. "Monsieur, je vous remercie infiniment de votre critique des Nouvelles littéraires sur 'Bonjour tristesse'. Je sais qu'il est très flatteur d'avoir une critique de vous, à plus fort raison une bonne. Il me reste à éspérer de pouvoir répondre un jour et d'une manière satisfaisante à vos questions. J'espère aussi pouvoir vous remercier prochainement de vive voix et vous donne mes meilleurs sentiments . ". - Am Rand minimal fleckig und knittrig, kleiner Bugriss. Die 18jährige Françoise Sagan (eigentlich Françoise Quoirez) schrieb ihren Roman-Bestseller "Bonjour tristesse" in nur 7 Wochen und erhielt 1954 dafür den Prix des Critiques. Ihr Brief ist vermutlich an André Bourin gerichtet, den Chefredakteur der Wochenschrift "les Nouvelles littéraires", der in der Nr. 1572 vom 17. 10. 1957 einen ausführlichen Artikel über die junge Schriftstellerin veröffentlichte.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Naumann, Hermann. - Zu Scholem Alejchem. - "Tewje der Milchmann".

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

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Catalogo dei ritratti romani del Museo Profano Lateranense. Con prefazione di Filippo Magi.

      Città del Vaticano, Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1957 - XII, 103 S., 64 Abb.-Tafeln (s/w.). A.d.R.: Monumenti Vaticani di Archeologia e d`Arte, Vol. X. -Tadellose, neuwertige Erhaltung! Selten! Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto). Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2250 34,5x25,5 cm. OLwd. mit goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitelei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Rolf Brehmer]
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        Typed Note from Ezra Pound to a signature collector [Who the blue hell..?] TOGETHER WITH an original Typed Letter from Pound's Doctor during his incarceration in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital

      Ezra Pound and others, 1957, 1958. First edition. Framed. Fine. An ORIGINAL TYPED NOTE from a cantankerous Ezra Pound in response to a request to sign books stating: "Who the blue hell do you expect to wrap parcels and carry 'em to the post office. ["?" added in pencil, presumably in Pound's hand] Are you literate AT LEAST to pt/ of having digested this series ?", including the original typed envelope addressed to "J.P. Murphey[sic]." Washington: 1957. The request for the signed books was made by inveterate autograph seeker James P. Murphy, who appears to have persisted in his quest for Pound's autograph. Also present is an ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER SIGNED to Murphy from Pound's "keeper," Dr. Winfred Overholser, Superintendent of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. [the mental hospital to which Pound was committed for twelve years after World War II] dated June 11, 1958 stating in part: "In reply to your note, I may say that Mr. Ezra Pound was discharged from this hospital last month. We do not have his present address." Dr. Overholser then suggests that Murphy contact New Directions, Pound's Publisher -- with the original envelope. With three photographs clipped from Humphrey Carpenter's biography of Pound, A Serious Character (1988). The whole mounted and framed, measuring approximately 17.5" x 16.25". A nice assemblage of Pound and Pound-related items, including an ORIGINAL TYPED NOTE FROM EZRA POUND.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Sammlung naturkundlicher Tafeln. 7 Leinenkassetten mit zusammen 1243 (statt 1246) Farbtafeln und zugehörigen Beiheften . Im Einzelnen: Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt. Kräuter und Stauden (166 statt 168 Tafeln). Säugetiere (192 Tafeln). Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt Sträucher und Bäume (144 Tafeln). Mitteleuropäische Insekten, Spinnentiere und Tausendfüßler (192 Tafeln). Mitteleuropäische Pilze (180 Tafeln). Mitteleuropäische Vögel (207 statt 208 Tafeln).Mineralien (162 Tafeln). 1. Aufl.bzw. 2. Aufl. (Kräuter und Stauden) und 2. unveränderte und verbesserte Aufl. (Insekten).

      Hamburg, Kronen-Verlag, - 1969. 1957 - 1243 6-8- bzw. 7-9farbige Offsetdrucke. 4°. Es fehlen die Tafeln "Breitblättriger Rohrkolben", "Weiße Seerose" und "Weißrückenspecht". 6 Leinenkassetten mit kleineren Gebrauchsspuren, die Kassette "Vögel" wasserfleckig und, mit ein paar kleinen Einrissen im Innenbezug, außerdem etwas verzogen. 194 Blätter von 5 Kassetten mit kleinen, meist kaum auffallenden Nadelstichen - wohl zur Befestigung an einer Pinnwand. 7 Tafeln aus der Kassette "Vögel" lichtrandig, eine mit Wasserrand außerhalb der Darstellung. Insgesamt ca. 25 Blätter leicht unsauber, ein wenig fingerfleckig oder ein paar minimale Farbspritzer. Tafel "Mauswiesel" mit einem ca. 10 cm. langen , mit Tesa geklebten Einriß; Tafel "Zaunkönig" mit horizontalem, mit Tesa geklebtem Abriß. Von den beschriebenen Mängeln abgesehen, alle Tafeln in sehr gutem, farbfrischem Zustand. Abgesehen von den Nadelstichen gilt dies auch für diese 194 Blätter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Altschäfl]
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        Achter glas.

      Uitg. C. de Boer jr.,, Hilversum,, 1957 - Orig cloth with dustjacket, 4to, no pagination ca 96 pp. Printed in gravure, 84 photogravures. Linocuts by Georgette Apol. Rather good copy. Dustjacket with imperfections! Scanns on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: adr. van den bemt]
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        Brief Authority: Excursions of a Common Man in an Uncommon World / Recollections of China and Thailand

      Robert Hale Limited, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First British Edition, Signed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 290 pages. Index. Signed and inscribed by author upon half-title page. First printed in the US by Harper & Brothers in 1956. "Author was born in 1901 and in 1921 was appointed to the American Legation in Peiping - although his actual diplomatic career began in 1923 when he was named Vice-Consul at Mukden. For the next eighteen years he held various posts in many parts of China, until December 1941 - while he was American Counsul at Shanghai - when the Japanese captured the city and he was interned for several months. Named Consul General at Vancouver in 1945, he left the next year to become Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, later American Ambassador to Thailand, a post he held until his retirement in 1953.... He saw China and Manchuria in chaos under the warlords. He witnessed the growth of Chinese nationalism, and China's suffering as first the Japanese and then the Communists struggled for ascendency." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Tanning to endpapers. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in mylar. An important account of these pivotal years in China, as witnessed by an American diplomat.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Erasmus. Speculum Scientiarum (CONVOLUTE of 22 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 22 Bänden) - Vol. 10 (1957) - Vol. 31 (1979)

       1957 - 1979. je Band/ Jahrgang ca. 800 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Bandinnern;Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 22 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Beiträge in DEUTSCHER, ENGLISCHER und FRANZÖSISCHER Sprache! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        MARINERO EN TIERRA ( DEDICATORIA AUTÓGRAFA DE ALBERTI)

      Ed. Losada., Buenos Aires. 1957 - Dedicatoria al pintor Argentino " Ivonne " Carlos Alonso. Encuadernación con señales de uso y pequeñas pérdidas en el lomo. Páginas: 164 Colecc: Biblioteca Contemporanea. Literatura / Poesía. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA FERNANDO SANZ]
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        Relative state formulation of quantum mechanics," in Reviews of Modern Physics, 29, 1957, 454-462

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF HUGH EVERETT'S FAMOUS "MANY-WORLD INTERPRETATION" OF QUANTUM MECHANICS, an interpretation in which (to use Schrodinger's thought experiment) the universe splits in two: in one view we see a cat, in another we see ourselves seeing the cat. Though Everett's ideas remain controversial, they have been accepted in some form by many prominent physicists, among them Hawking and Feynman. Everett was fascinated by many of the paradoxes seemingly inherent in traditional quantum theory (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 152). He did not accept Bohr's "collapse of the wave-function;" whereas Schrodinger's thought experiment posited a cat both alive and dead until the opening of a box. Everett's theory splits the universe into two states: in one we see a cat; in another we see ourselves seeing the cat."In 1957, working under the direction of his Ph.D. supervisor John A. Wheeler, Everett produced a novel solution to the measurement problem of quantum mechanics. This problem is to explain how it is that quantum states in superpositions appear to experimenters who interact with them as if they have definite classical outcomes. Like many physicists, Everett was unhappy with the von Neumann collapse postulate and the arbitrary quantum classical divide, and he proposed that the simplest way to resolve the measurement problem was to suppose that reality is nothing more than a quantum wave function, and that wave function does not collapse. As Schrodinger emphasized, if classical measuring device interacts with a system that is in a superposition, the wave function of the measuring device (and the experimenter who runs it) becomes correlated with each component of the superposition. What bothered Schrodinger is that real observers do not see superpositions, but only definite results (such as either a definitely alive cat or a definitely dead cat). Everett's answer was simplicity itself: the observer together with his or her apparatus actually does split into two components (one who perceives a dead cat, the other who perceives a living cat) - but each version of the observer is correlated with the corresponding component of the cat. That is, the new state is a superposition of two states, one with an observer perceiving a live cat, and one with an observer perceiving a dead cat. Each observer seems to perceive a definite cat-state and not a superposition. However, these two components do not interact with each other in any way. It is exactly as if the universe has split in two. Every time one system becomes correlated with another system that is in a superposition, the world splits into as many versions as there are components of the observed system, and so on, ad infinitum. "Everett at first called his theory the relative state formulation of quantum mechanics. By this he meant that every observer could be in a number of different states, each one defined relative to a state of the system being measured. This later became known as the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics; [in] this view there literally is a colossal multiplicity of universes, multiplying exponentially or faster into more universes, with each universe playing out every possibility that is consistent with the laws of physics" (ibid, 152-153). CONDITION & DETAILS: Original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 29, Number 3, July 1957. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). This is not an ex-libris copy, thus there are no markings whatsoever; no writing or ownership marks at all. Near fine condition inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        The Town

      Random House 1957 - One of 450 copies of the signed limited edition, signed by Faulkner on the colophon page. Fine condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        SOCIETE PARITYS Et Les TISSUS LEBOTYS. Collection Été 1957

      Paris: Societe Paritys, 1957. 1st printing thus. Publisher's color pictorial glazed boards, post binder; 3 brass posts, decorative screw tops. Red cloth joints. Some general extremity wear to binder, with slightly bumped corners. Occasional dust soiling. Minor foxing. Overall VG, with cloth samples generally VG+ to Nr Fine, with the occasional crease to the odd sample or two.. 104 pp, printed in red on stiff-stock paper. 16 color fashion drawings; 897 [of 898], tipped-in fabric samples. Folio. 16-1/4" x 12-1/8" An exceedingly scarce and beautiful salesman sample catalogue issued by the Societe Paritys, noted supplier of fabrics and haberdashery for haute couture and ready to wear fashions in mid-century Paris. The 1950s were a decisive period for French fashion, and reflected the dynamic fashion designs of Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Jacques Griffe, Hubert de Givenchy, and Pierre Cardin. Founded in 1946, the Paritys had moved rapidly into supplying fabrics for not only French fashion houses, but also worked to meet the demands of the burgeoning ready-to-wear movement, represented by Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Paquin, Carven, and Jean Desses. The designs and fabrics for this summer catalogue display the heavy influence of Dior reflecting his ideals of full skirts & hourglass silhouettes, with percale, bustier-style bodices, hip padding, wasp-shaped dresses,  as well as the flowing excess of fabrics in his designs. Dior considered the 1950s to be the Golden Age of Couture, and the drawings herein definitely express his influence on feminine fashion.  This lavish display of mid-century fabrics include beautifully woven cotton & linen blends, silk blends, mohair, tweeds silk mohair blends, nylons, Lebotys rayons, satins, percales, laces and much more.  Of particular interest are the designs and samples for wedding dresses.   No copies located on OCLC, nor the major French institutions (as searched on KVK).

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed on personal 4to letterhead with the town of "Corona" California crossed out and replaced with "Box 266 Monrovia," January 3, 1957

      - To Mr. Greenfield regarding "J.L." and Sinclair's book "The Cup of Fury." J.L. refers to Jack London, one of the writers Sinclair discusses in his book. Regarding "J.L.," "To the public he is a romantic figure & has to be that to sell the book. But to me he is an alcoholic tragedy. I have made him a leading figure in 'The Cup of Fury'." Sinclair discusses the book, saying, "A score of NY publishers said it wouldn't sell & I had to go to a church group. They have sold 65000 copies. I send you my 'Didymus' of which also US publishers are afraid. It has been published with success in London, Paris." He signs, "U. Sinclair." "The Cup of Fury" was published in 1956; it is an attack on alcohol, the tragic stories of talented American writers whose drinking destroyed them and caused grief to others, people like Jack London, O. Henry, Sinclair Lewis, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dylan Thomas. Sinclair also refers to another book, "Didymus." He is talking about the book "What Didymus Did," published in the UK in 1954, which would, in 1958, be published in the US as "It Happened to Didymus." In 1919, he published the muckraking exposé about "yellow" journalism, "The Brass Check," revealing the limitations of the "free press" in the United States. Four years later, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Sinclair also ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Socialist, and was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California in 1934.

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        The Mystic Masseur (Signed By The Author)

      Andre Deutsch 1957 - The First UK Printing published by Andre Deutsch in 1957.The BOOK is in Good -Very Good condition.Light pushing to the spine tips.Titling is dulled.Light toning to the text block but the pages are clean and the book is free from inscriptions.The front hinge is beginning to ease at the half title page with a little exposure of the webbing. Having said this,the book remains tight.Front end papers marked with spotting to the prelims. Paperclip crease to the upper edge of first two pages. The WRAPPER is complete and is in just about Very Good condition.It bears the correct price of 12s 6d net.Edge wear with loss at the spine ends (see images).Staining and spotting to the rear panel.The Robert Micklewright designed wrapper remains very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been SIGNED by the author to the title page .The Nobel Laureate's first book which won him the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize.Despite its' faults, signed titles of the Nobel Laureate's first book remain very elusive and as such are collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Chateaux d'Ile-de-France. 3 volumes.

      Société De Saint-Eloy, Paris - 1957 - 1961. 3 volumes in 4 en feuilles sous chemises et étuis d'éditeur. Tome 1 gravures de Cottet - Lézardière - Vahl - Achener - Mackain-Langlois - Bouroux - Baudier - Cheffer - Cottet - Domenget - Lemagny - Josso - Decaris. Tome 2 gravures de Cottet - Lézardière - Vahl - Achener - Marckein-Langlois - Bouroux - Baudier - Cami - Cottet - Lemagny - Josso - trémois - Decaris. Tome 3 gravures de : Cottet - Trémois - Lézardière - Marckain-Langlois - Baudier - Blanchet - Boullaire - Cami - Lemagny - Cottet - Josso - Decaris - Juan. Tirage limité à 135 exemplaires.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        A Farewell to Arms (Original screenplay for the 1957 film, set decorator John Moore's presentation copy, inscribed by David O. Selznick)

      Los Angeles: The Selznick Studio, 1957. Final script for the 1957 film. Presentation copy belonging to set decorator John Moore. INSCRIBED to Moore by the film's producer, David O. Selznick on the front endpaper: "For John Moore / With appreciation of his talent and his task / David O. Selznick / 1957." Decorative Colsanti-Moore bookplate on the front pastedown (representing Moore's long working relationship with costume designer Veniero Colsanti). From Ronnie Gousman at California Bookbinding: "Mr. Selznick had 100 scripts leather bound for cast and crew," this copy being one of them. The epic film adaptation of Hemingway's great novel was written for the screen by Ben Hecht. Two tone brown cowhide with gilt titles and rule, with John Moore's name in gilt on the front board. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Hecht. 173 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Fine, binding Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        STUDIES IN ZEN

      London [1957], Rider. Yellow cloth, very good, 212p., index,. frontis portrait of Dr. Suzuki.. ** R A R E AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY **. This superb work covers the Zen Sect of Buddhism, an intre- tation of Zen-Experience, reason and intuition in Buddhist Philosophy, Zen: A Reply to Dr. Hu Shih, Mondo, the role of nature in Zen Buddhism, and other essays from 1903-1953. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        RE-ENTER DR. FU MANCHU

      Herbert Jenkins, [1957]. - First edition. Inked numbers "5/6" at top of front fly leaf, else fine, bright copy in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with minor restoration to foot of spine. The 1950s.the USSR is poised to begin the space race by launching the Sputnik satellite, Mao Zedong rules Communist China, and the greatest global fear is of the atomic bomb. Missing for nearly a decade, Fu-Manchu re-emerges in an attempt to wrest control of China from the accursed Communists. An uncommon later title in the series and difficult to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        On the Beach

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1957. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾. Signed by Nevil on the title page..

      [Bookseller: Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera]
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        WAGAMI INDEN: Lacquered Japanese Handmade Papers.

      [Tokyo 1957, Ohshita]. Stitched wrs., very clean, dj, [49]. double folded leaves, 27 stencil color illustrations, and 27. samples of Inden lacquered papers tipped-in, 6 b. w. illus-. trations, solid, nice copy,small folio. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A MOST BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUELY DESIGNED PAPER SAMPLE BOOK FIRST & ONLY DELUXE FOLIO EDITION: . A wonderful work, Japanese text, English captions, showing the process of Japanese hand-made paper making, cutting of mould-papers, taking juice from a lacquer-tree, lacquer used for coloring, molding with lacquer, putting the materials in a drying-room. . What makes this work highly unique are the numerous actual stenciled lacquer onlay decorated paper samples. These are done on his handmade papers. The stenciled illustrations show the papermaking process printed in vegetal colors, including indigo, and soft pastels. * An excellent copy, contained in the original Chitsu folding hand-made Washi covered slipcase, with cotton ties. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Pringles of the Valley

      Privately printed, 1957 1st lt ed no 246/1000. Ver good condition in hardcover with worn dw.. History and genealogy of this well-know 1820 Settler family. A scarce item 242 pp with bw illustrations and fold-out map

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        Dandelion Wine: A Novel

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1957. First Edition. Octavo. Yellow cloth boards, lettered in blue and gold on spine; dustjacket; yellow top-stain; 281pp. Bookplate signed by Bradbury loosely laid in. A clean, straight, unmarked copy with clean, even top-stain, Near Fine, in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped, lightly rubbed at extremities, with a small (.

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        Dandelion Wine

      Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Stated first edition, with tipped in Bradbury signature (a neatly excised page from a paberback edition of Dandelion Wine). Hardcover in jacket, price clipped from jacket flap. Jacket is in nice condition with light wear overall. Light edge wear with a couple closed tears and tiny chips. Slight soiling to rear panel. Hint of a water stain to underside of jacket and corresponding yellow book boards, does not affect jacket exterior or book interior. Jacket remains bright and presents well, first edition jackets in this nice of a condition are uncommon. Now in fresh Mylar. Book itself is clean and unmarked. Yellow top stain is unblemished. Deckle edge pages are bright. Binding strong, text block tight, almost appears unread. Slight edge wear to boards, light wear to points and spine ends. Overall a bright copy in very good to near fine condition. A rare first edition, with a nice signature. Additional photos available upon request. Dandelion Wine is Bradbury's third published novel and is considered by many to be his masterpiece. With prose close to poetry, although it lacks many of the elements of a classic fantasy novel, it evokes the same magic. A true gem among Bradbury's vast body of work.

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        A chronological history of the old English landscape painters in oil from the XVIth century to the XIXth century : describing more than 800 painters - Complete in 8 volumes

      1957 - Limited to 500 sets of which this is number 290. New revised and enlarged edition. Physical description; 8 volumes ((724 pages)), 367 plates : portrait ; 29 cm. Subjects; Landscape painters - England. Landscape painting, English - History. Fine cloth copies all in near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers (lacking on vol. 7), now mylar-sleeved. Remains a particularly and surprisingly well-preservedset ; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 10 Kg. 724 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House 1957 - A near fine first edition (matte boards, single signature of gathered pages) in a very good first issue dust jacket (price of 200/200 on front flap), inscribed by Dr. Seuss "to Betty" in his typical spot -- lower left corner of verso of front free endpaper. Housed in a handsome quarter leather clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Juristische Büro (JurBüro), Jahrgänge (1957-2006) (50 BÜCHER)

      Kurt Gross, Flensburg 1957 - Gewebe (Blau). Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; 115000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HERE Is The SPECTACULAR 1958 CHEVROLET. A Car that Beautifully Captures the Flair of Contemporary Living. Lower and Longer, Wider and Stronger. Truly a Giant Step Forward in Motoring!

      Chevrolet Motor Division, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI 1957 - 95, [5 (Chevrolet Specificiations)] pp. Fabric and Color Booklet unpaginated. Over 200 color illustrations, color plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 28 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.), and 104 interior upholstery color samples and combinations spiral bound as well, both mounted on back pastedown to fold-out when opened. Oblong format: 10" x 13-3/8" A scarce Dealer?s showroom sample catalogue for the 1958 Chevrolet passenger cars. These included Corvettes, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad Station Wagons, Brookwood Station Wagons, Delray models, and the Yeoman Station Wagons. The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Delray, and Biscayne were better as well as bigger than the 1957 models, leaning more toward luxury. Quad headlights, the low silhouette which was nine inches longer and five inches lower, a stretched wheelbase, and heavier by 200 to 300 pounds. For the first time, the full size cars were offered with bigger engines than the Corvette, so the low-budget Delray could be powered with a 348, the forerunner to the iconic 409. The Impala was introduced in 1958 as a high-performance, high luxury trim option for the Bel Air, with big fins, quad headlights, and six tail lamps along with a lot of chrome. In 1959, the Impala was entirely redesigned, so the 1958 model year was unique. The 1958 Corvette featured hood louvers and twin trunk spears as well as a new steering wheel and dashboard.No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. Significant wear and rubbing to binder, soiling to pastedowns on inside of binder covers, as well as a blue crayoned "#1" to inside front cover. Overall a Good+ example. Color illustrated, paper covered 19-ring binder. Graduated thumb tabs divide sections at fore-edge. Metal spiral notebook in rear of "Colors" for the automobiles (fabric sample notebook attached to binder). Stiff-stock color illustrated paper

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        Brief Authority: Excursions of a Common Man in an Uncommon World / Recollections of China and Thailand

      Robert Hale Limited, London 1957 - Signed 290 pages. Index. Signed and inscribed by author upon half-title page. First printed in the US by Harper & Brothers in 1956. "Author was born in 1901 and in 1921 was appointed to the American Legation in Peiping - although his actual diplomatic career began in 1923 when he was named Vice-Consul at Mukden. For the next eighteen years he held various posts in many parts of China, until December 1941 - while he was American Counsul at Shanghai - when the Japanese captured the city and he was interned for several months. Named Consul General at Vancouver in 1945, he left the next year to become Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, later American Ambassador to Thailand, a post he held until his retirement in 1953. He saw China and Manchuria in chaos under the warlords. He witnessed the growth of Chinese nationalism, and China's suffering as first the Japanese and then the Communists struggled for ascendency." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Tanning to endpapers. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in mylar. An important account of these pivotal years in China, as witnessed by an American diplomat. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Sauvagine.

      - P. Editions des Bibliophiles du Faubourg et du Papier 1957. In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 23 lithographies originales en couleurs H.T. dont 3 à double page et dans le texte d'Yves BRAYER. Tirageunique à 165 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives.

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        THE TOWN

      New York: Random House, (1957). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine as issued in the original glassine which has a long tear. Copy #154 of only 450 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and Nobel Prize winner.

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        The Town (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. One of 450 numbered copies (this being No. 420) SIGNED by Faulkner. The second volume in the Snopes Trilogy, following "The Hamlet" and preceding "The Mansion." Near Fine, with some light foxing to the pages edges, in a Very Good plus acetate dust jacket.

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        THE DOOR INTO SUMMER.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1957. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing at spine ends. and corner tips and hint of sunning to spine panel. A sharp copy.. Among the most elusive Heinlein first editions, this book is rarely. encountered in superior condition. (#150325). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-198. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 23.

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        Domaren. En tragisk komedi i sex scener.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1957. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. Ryggfoten lätt naggad. Svagt vikmärke vid främre omslagets övre hörn. Deltitelbladet något gulnat av ilagt tidningsurklipp. Fin inlaga. Dedikation: "Till Kristina med en innerlig julhälsning från hennes tillgivne Vilhelm". [?To Kristina with a heartfelt Christmas greeting from her affectionate Vilhelm?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le dernier homme

      Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers.Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Marguerite Blanchot, la soeur de l'auteur.Très bel exemplaire. Gallimard Paris 1957 12x19cm broché

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        Fifty-two drawings with an Introduction by Lord David Cecil

      London: George Rainbird 1957 - LIMITED EDITION (136/150). Signed by the artist and the author. Folio (43 x 30 cm.), pp. 15., bound by Zaehnsdorf in half vellum over brown paper boards, illustration on upper cover, spine gilt lettered, original slipcase. Slipcase a little worn, otherwise a fine copy. 52 plates including original lithographed self portrait frontispiece. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Images de l'amour. Lithographies originales de Vertès.

      - Paris, Éditions Georges Guillot, 1957; in-4, 121 pp. + suites, en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée, emboîtage de l'éditeur. Édition originale et premier tirage des 16 lithographies originales en couleurs par Marcel Vertès, dont 9 hors-texte. Un des 15 exemplaires du tirage de tête (après 1 exemplaire unique sur Japon nacré), numéroté sur Japon nacré (ici le n° 8), comportant une suite en couleurs sur Japon ancien, une suite en couleurs sur Hollande, la décomposition d'une planche (7 feuillets) et une aquarelle originale de Vertès. L'édition a été tirée par Fequet et Baudier, typographes ; les lithographies de Vertès ont été imprimées par Edmond et Jacques Desjobert. Bel exemplaire, signé par Marcel Vertès et Marcel Aymé, rare sur Japon. 1957 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Le dernier homme

      Gallimard 1957 - - Gallimard, Paris 1957, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Marguerite Blanchot, la soeur de l'auteur. Très bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Marguerite Blanchot, la soeur de l'auteur. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plane gravitational waves in general relativity" in Nature 179, May 25, 1957, pp. 1072-1073

      BOUND FIRST EDITION OF HERMANN BONDI'S 1957 THOUGH EXPERIMENT DEMONSTRATING THAT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES INDEED CARRY ENERGY, and furthermore that in order to carry energy (and momentum), gravitational waves must be nonlinear. Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of spacetime, were first predicted by Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity. Bondi's paper firmly established the physical reality of gravitational waves; his later work in the early 1960s (and in papers we also offer) would put "their physical properties such as energy and momentum flux on a rigorous mathematical footing" (Denef, Science, Feb. 2016). In February 2016, the September 2015 detection of gravitational waves - waves first predicted by Einstein over a hundred years ago - was announced. Inspired by conversations with and a presentation by British theoretical physicist Felix A. E. Pirani early in the same year, Bondi began to study gravitational radiation, "in particular the question of quantifying the energy and momentum carried off 'to infinity' by a radiating system" (Wikipedia). At his Chapel Hill conference presentation, Pirani had described the "mathematical properties of general relativity that led Feynman to propose a thought experiment called 'the sticky bead argument' for gravitational waves" (Wenner Collection). The sticky bead argument is a thought experiment presented at the same conference. It was designed by Feynman to illustrate that the gravitational radiation first predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity does in fact exist (see note below). The experiment envisions a gravitational wave causing beads on a stick to vibrate, resulting in frictional heating; Feynman believed that this evidence of physical effects demonstrated that a gravitational wave transports energy and is therefore measurable. Feynman "felt that any system which could be an absorber of waves could also be an emitter. For these reasons, he expected gravitational waves to exist" (Foenner, The Expanding Worlds of General Relativity, 220). The work of Feynman and Pirani convinced Bondi that two papers of significance published in the late 1930s, papers by Nathan Rosen needed to be refuted and he did so in the form of a letter printed in Nature - the document offered here. Writing in both an American and a Soviet journal, Rosen had argued "that plane gravitational waves were an impossibility due to the ineradicability of singularities in the metric" (ibid). Bondi's letter, "Plane gravitational waves in general relativity," is his refutation of Rosen's work and is his argument - using what he learned from Feynman and Pirani -- in favor of the existence of Einstein's gravitational waves. Over a hundred years later science would prove both Einstein and Rosen correct. Note: "Bondi supposedly learned of the sticky bead argument from Feynman at the Conference on the Role of Gravitation in Physics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 1957, but there are conflicting versions of this story. Daniel Kennefick, in Traveling at the Speed of Thought (2007) reports that Bondi came up with the sticky bead idea independently at the meeting and suggests that Weber and Wheeler may have also done so" (Wenner). CONDITION & DETAILS: Full bound volume. (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). Ex-libris: Minor ghosting at spine from the removal of a spine label; two small stamps on rear pastedown; one pencil notation on front pastedown. Tightly bound in red cloth; gilt-lettered at the spine; very slight wear at the edges.

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        Across The Bridge (Original UK poster for the 1957 British film noir)

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

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        Doctor Zhiwago. (Doktor Schiwago). First Authorised Edition in Russian by Feltrinelli 1957.

      Milano (Milan), Feltrinelli, 1957. 8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Milano (Milan): Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore; 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + in Fair dust jacket. 567 pages; 22 x 15 cm; RUSSIAN text throughout. Pale green boards. This is the 3rd edition, or 1st legitimate edition, following two pirated editions, all published in 1958 or some later (L. R. Biondi). Copyright page states Prima Edizione (First Edition) Novembre 1957. Book is in very good condition. Jacket has several small chips. Quite rare in any condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Russische Literatur

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        Oeuvre poétique

      1957 - - Paris 1957, 20x28,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 8 eaux-fortes originales de Jacques Villon dont 2 en couleurs, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. Signatures autographes de Jacques Villon et Robert Ganzo à la justification du tirage. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 8 original etchings by Jacques Villon, 2 color, one of 150 numbered copies on Arches paper paper. Signatures autographs Jacques Villon and Robert Ganzo to the justification of the draw. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Maschinengeschriebener Brief von Uwe Johnson an Herrn Dietrich Engel.

      1957. 8°. 21,0 x 14,5 cm. unpaginierte Seiten, Brief im zugehörigen Briefumschlag, , (signiert) In sehr gutem Zustand. Briefumschlag von Hand geöffnet, sonst, ebenso wie der Brief selbst, sehr gut erhalten. Der Brief (1 Seite) ist maschinengeschrieben (Vorderseite), ebenso der Umschlag, adressiert, frankiert und gestempelt (Güstrow vom 2.4. 1957). Der Brief schließt mit einer handschriftlichen kurzen Signatur Uwe Johnsons. Der Adressat Johnson verschickte den Brief unter dem c/o Hensan aus Rostock. Alice Hensan stellte eine Vertrauensadresse für Uwe Johnson dar und war eine Quartiergeberin und Freundin in Rostock (Quelle Jahrbücher der Uwe-Johnson-Gesellschaft). Der Inhalt des Briefes vom 2. April 1957 (also wohl vor seinen ersten Veröffentlichungen) offenbart hier schon die sprachlichen Feinheiten des deutschen Schriftstellers. Es ist eine witzige, ironische \"Abrechnung\" der Schulzeit mit dem Empfänger des Briefes Herrn Dietrich Engel, Lehrer an der Oberschule Jüterbog. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Signierte Bücher

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        Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

      New York: A New Directions Book, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo [21 cm] Orange cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are slightly rubbed and bumped. The covers have small barely perceptible moisture stains, and the bottom edges of the covers are lightly damp stained. There is a little dark dot-like stain on the bottom edge of the front board. The spine is subtly rolled and darkened. There is a small soiled scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The endsheets have large areas of discoloration. In a very good dust jacket. Mildly yellowed, soiled and rubbed. There are under a dozen very small, faint damp stains on the jacket. The creased edges have multiple chips, short closed tears and very small losses. The internal non-visible side is foxed. Overall, an attractive jacket. Miller entered into the writer's circle with Tropic of Cancer, which still proves to be Miller's most famous work. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn depict Miller's lives and loves as an expatriate in Paris. They were first published in France by Jack Kahane at Obelisk Press in the mid-thirties. When the works were brought to the United States, they sparked a thirty year censorship debate that was eventually won by Miller. Inscribed by Miller in the year of publication on the front free endsheet.

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