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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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      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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        The Nature of Viruses: The Biophysics and Biochemistry of Viruses (CIBA Foundation Symposium).

      London: J. & A. Churchill, 1957. First edition of James Watson and Francis Crick's Virus Structure. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Watson and Crick. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Presented as the first paper at the prestigious 1956 Ciba Foundation. symposium and the first paper in this collection, this seminal work-- their "last direct collaboration" (Ridley)--revealed Watson and Crick's theory of virus structure, a "great success" (Judson, 316).

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        The Burglar (Collection of 6 still photographs from the 1957 film)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Collection of 6 vintage black-and-white single weight still photographs from the US release of the 1957 US film, adapted by David Goodis from his own 1953 novel. Duryea and his gang, including Mansfield, rob an emerald necklace from a wealthy widow. The group falls to bickering over what to do with the loot, unaware that they are being pursued by a corrupt cop and his femme fatale partner. Remade in 1971 by Henri Verneuil as "The Burglars," starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, and Dyan Cannon. A story set and shot on location in Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Slightly curled and Near Fine. Columbia Pictures stamp and tipped on caption to the verso of each photo. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Concept Car

      1957. Watercolour and pastel on composition board. Signed "WMoore 9.13.57" Sporty, mid-50's two-door concept car This handsome drawing embodies several attractive features of American car design of this era in a well-proportioned two-door hardtop. "In 1956, William Moore won the General Motors Fisher Body Craftsmen' Guild National Exhibition for his car design. In 1968, he accepted a position as Head of Design for Lear in Reno, Nevada. William Moore's art has been placed in...the Smithsonian and the Favell Museum of Art and Artifacts..." (The Museum of Automotive Art and Design website). The Museum of Automotive Art and Design website, artist biographies # 129.

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        Amis et Amille. Mystère du XIVe siècle. Lithographies en couleurs de André Derain.

      Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre 1957 - Voir nos visuels, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains réservés à la famille et aux collaborateurs (tirage limité à 180), sur papier de Rives, Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, 95 pages, 1957. Superbes lithographies originales de DERAIN, dont une en double-page. Compositions de couleurs très vives, tirées par Mourlot Frères. in-4 en feuilles, couverture imprimée, intérieur très propre, étui et chemise (qq marques). Très bel et rare exemplaire. Envoi rapide et soigné! (A15) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Logic of Automata, parts I and II, plus more, in, Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery, 4 indiv issues

      JACM 1957, January, April, July, October, 558 pages, includes the Digital Computer Newsletter printed at rear of issues. Very Good overall, all four issues original tan paper wraps, hard bump to upper lefthand corner of January issue, small bump to lower spine end of April issue, prev. owner's name on January and July issues. Bindings are secure and tight, pages are clean and unmarkedContains the two-part article by Burks and Wang, The Logic of Automata parts I and II, April and July, volume 4 numbers 2 and 3, pp 193-218, 279-297Also includes, Burroughts Truth Function Evaluator (William Miehle); Experiments in Chess (J Kister, P Stein, S Ulam, W Walden, M Wells); Information Searching with the 701 Calculator (RH Bracken and HE Tillitt); An Automatic Programming Routine for the Elliott 401 (F Yates and S Lipton); A Variant to Turing's Theory of Computing Machines (Hao Wang); Programmed Multiplication of the IBM 407 (Roger L Boyell); much moreEach issue includes book reviews, News and Notices, and the Digital Computer Newsletter, Office of Naval Research, which covers developments in the computing field including components, computing centers, data processing, and computer research internationally. Notes on UNIVAC Users converence, magnetic cores, computer installations and much more

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        On the Road

      The book was my father's personal copy. The DJ has no clips but a little missing and moisture damage. The cover was taped and has moisture problems but the inside pages are in fine condition in comparison to others. Cover states Printed in U.S.A. Book states "Published in Canada by the Macmillin Company of Canada Limited." Library of Congress Catalogue Number 57-9425. Please see the photos. Second Printing of the First Edition. Stated Second Printing. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.95

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        Joy Farm Terrace

      Joy Farm. 1957-07-27. Oil on canvas. 16" x 12". No Binding.

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        Alte Markt mit evangelischer Stadtkirche am Fronhof und Peter-Hahn-Denkmal (Klingenschmied-Denkmal).

      - Aquarell v. Augustin Kimheimer (?), dat. 1957, 32 x 23 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A very upset Princess Grace writes her MGM agent ?Like a fool ? I signed this note which will give Gant Gaither permission to write what ever he likes ? He sent me the galleys. I nearly collapsed when I saw the cover. The Story of Grace Kelly. I just couldn?t believe it ? I found the whole thing so unbearably personal and in bad taste??

      [Switzerland], Thursday, [Aug 29/Sep 1957]. 8.25" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ?Grace,? 2p, 8.25? x 10.5?, separate sheets. [Switzerland], Thursday [August 29 / September 1957]. To her MGM press agent, Morgan [Hudgins]. Lightweight paper. Fine condition.On July 3, 1957, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier began a two month vacation in a chalet in Schonreid, Switzerland. ?Princess of Monaco: The Story of Grace Kelly? by Gant Gaither was published by Henry Holt & Company in New York on August 26,1957. Gant Gaither had known Grace Kelly since she was an apprentice actress in Bucks County Playhouse, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In 1949, at the age of 19, she made her stage debut there in ?The Torchbearers? written by her uncle, 1926 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright George Kelly.In full, ?Just received your letter concerning the Imperial Ball. Please tell them for me that we very much appreciate their kind invitation but it is impossible for us to be there at that date. Conrad Hilton asked us to the same affair last year. It is just too far for one evening and November is a very busy time for us in Monaco. Thanks so much for your very newsy letter of July 24th. The statement of Mr. Vogel was quite something. What a pity there is so much confusion and jealousy it makes it so much more difficult.?Gant is very amusing and great fun to be around and he was always so sweet and such a good friend to me. That is why I was so hurt and disappointed when he chose [next five words are handwritten] the loyaltie (& royalties) of Henry Holt instead of considering a friendship. I was a bit embarrassed when Gant first asked me if he could write a book (that would be mostly photographs) of the wedding and Monaco. It was an odd thing for a friend to want to do but because he was a friend I said yes. He felt I had doubts and assured me that it would be done with great taste and I would certainly be pleased. He also said if I wasn?t that he wouldn?t do it. You know how I hate personal things printed and Gant knows that too.?In New York he told me that a few changes were being made and I begged to see any part of it as I was getting anxious as to how the story was being changed. Gant always said that it was in such a rough state that he couldn?t show it. Finally in March or the end of Feb. He sent me the galleys. I nearly collapsed when I saw the cover. The Story of Grace Kelly. I just couldn?t believe it. Gant has an amusing way of tell-[ing] a story but in print it loses the humour and I found the whole thing so unbearably personal and in bad taste and the few things I asked him to take out - from what I have seen quoted in columns were never taken out. I should have learned that lesson long ago but I don?t know why I am such a sucker to go on believing people. No writer yet has ever kept his word about cuts. Gant has me saying things that I have never uttered and that is the most infuriating part. Anything a person has said that I have been in the same room with is always attributed to me. I should be used to it but I guess I never will.?On the Constitution before landing in Monaco [for her April 19, 1956 wedding] Gant asked me to write him a letter or note saying that I approved of the project. Like a fool I did without mentioning a title or anything. I didn?t fully realise what it was about and what exactly the note was for (As I was not really at my mental best at the time) So I signed this note which will give Gant Gaither permission to write what ever he likes and as long as he likes about me. I am stuck.?The fact that the book is boring and full of slop is not the point and with all of the other slop that has been written I am really beyond caring very much but the principle of the thing annoys hell out of me, that I could have been such a sucker and that a friend took advantage of me. I don?t believe Gant would have change the idea of the book if Henry Holt co. hadn?t asked him to but he considered them and everyone else before me. Besides a friend?s job above all is discretion. Enough about that. It is something I would like to forget.?We have had a wonderful summer here in Switzerland and I hate the thought of going home. Our Baby has a tooth and Oliver is the father of six beautiful puppies. I am not looking forward to the trip to Monaco with nine dogs, not to mention baby and equipment, two days of driving. Burt Lancaster would be wonderful as Ben Hur. When you?re in Italy you must stop by in Monaco at some point. It would be so nice to see you. Give my best to all. Fondly.?"

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        State of Brunei. Annual Reports, 1956-1969.:

      1957-1970s, Bandar Seri Begawan 1957 - An indispensible source for the study of the post-War history of Brunei. Each Report contains a wealth of contemporary statistics and information not published elsewhere. A very good set in dust wrappers. First edition Thirteen volumes, each 200 or more pages, illustrations, folding maps.

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      , , 1957. Ottimo (Fine). Fotografia originale in bianco e nero firmata a penna dall'Artista, timbrata e titolata al verso (''Scanno'', Mario Giacomelli, Via Mastai 24, 60019 Senigallia, An). Pubblicata in Enzo Carli, ''Giacomelli. La forma dentro. Fotografie 1952-1995'', catalogo della mostra di Senigallia, Rocca Roveresca 1995. Cm 29,8x 38,8. . Ottimo (Fine). . Mario Giacomelli realizza la serie fotografica su Scanno tra il 1957 e il 1959; in un periodo storico caratterizzato dalla querelle sul Meridione d'Italia. Questo paesino abruzzese era già stato meta di fotografi illustri tra i quali il grande Henri Cartier Bresson (e, recentemente, Gianni Berengo Gardin), attratti dalla semplicità e naturalezza dei personaggi che popolavano questo povero paese del sud, abitato da vecchi e vecchine, figure lontane avvolte nei caratteristici tabarri. Giacomelli non ha realizzato con le sue fotografie un'indagine sociale né un'operazione di maquillage fotografico, bensì una trascrizione poetica di una vita che pulsa al ritmo di una memoria antica. E qui più che mai bisogna tener conto del punto di vista di Giacomelli al quale Scanno ''appare'' improvvisamente come quella entità reale idealizzata nella sua memoria,che ritrova con tanta forza al punto che, appena arrivato a Scanno, dalla fretta e dall'entusiasmo di fotografare, si lancia con irruenza dalla macchina, una Fiat Topolino guidata dall'amico Renzo Tortelli, provocandosi escoriazioni al ginocchio. Era già un viaggio annunciato nel segno dell'avventura; l'appuntamento con Tortelli a Civitanova e poi in macchina verso Scanno dove tutto gli appare magico, come scandito da un rituale antico. Giacomelli trasforma questo quotidiano in una dimensione magica proponendo la sua realtà per perpetuarne il ricordo. Scanno è così che appare e apparirà, spogliata da quei specifici referenti, la cui presenza potrebbe rallentare l'attenzione e la comprensione di questa saga incantata, animata da vecchine e vecchini, che non sono chiusi nell'angoscia dell'ospizio, ma liberi nello spazio della loro solenne dignità, nel proscenio della vita, angeli del buon sogno di Scanno. Dallo sfondo dei vecchi in piazza, col primo piano delle due comari, sorprese dalla ripresa, alle immagini della vita che trascorre in questo paese incantato dal cuore antico. Improvvisa l'apparizione del ragazzo, al centro degli alti e bassi dell'immagine, picco del tracciato visivo, quale allusiva metafora della vita che cambia, nel trascorrere dei cicli delle stagioni e della ritualità contadina, tra i segni misteriosi dell'astrazione organica e delle rassicuranti presenze che scendono dolcemente la china, in primo piano sulla diagonale dinamica'' (Enzo Carli, ''Giacomelli. La forma dentro''). Una fotografia della serie Scanno venne selezionata nel 1963 dal direttore del dipartimento di fotografia John Szarkowski per la collezione del Museo d'Arte Moderna di New York. Divenne così il primo fotografo italiano a essere incluso nella collezione fotografica permanente del MoMA.

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        Contro lo stile. Contre le style. The end of style

      Milano: MOVIMENTO ARTE NUCLEARE, , 1957. Foglio ripiegato in più parti (Folded sheet). Ottimo (Fine). Secondo manifesto del Movimento Arte Nucleare che, dopo l'affermazione della volontà di combattere ogni accademismo, risalente al primo manifesto, afferma ora l'irripetibilità dell'opera d'arte. Testo in italiano, francese e inglese, stampato fronte retro su foglio di cartoncino ripiegato in tre parti, da un lato con scritte gialle su fondo nero e dall'altro lato con scritte nere su fondo grigio. Copertine di velina azzurra. Il manifesto è firmato da Armand, Enrico Baj, Bemporad, Gianni Bertini, Jaques Calonne, Stanley Chapmans, Mario Colucci, Danerlo, Enrico De Miceli, Reinhout D'Haese, Wout Hoeboer, Hundertwasser, Yves Klein, Théodore Koenig, Piero Manzoni, Nando, Joseph Noiret, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Giò Pomodoro, Pierre Restany, Saura, Ettore Sordini, Serge Vandercam, Angelo Verga / The second manifesto of the Arte Nucleare Group. Folded card sheet, printed in black and yellow on heavy black card within printed turquoise tissue wrapper. 4to (cm 30,5x17). . Ottimo (Fine). .

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        Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea; being The Alexandria Quartet.

      London: Faber, 1957-1960., 1957. Modern literature. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes, octavos. Finely bound in later half red oasis morocco, with elegant gilt spines, five raised bands. A fine set housed in a protective fleece-lined cloth slip-case with ribbon pull. Lawrence Durrell won the 1974 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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      London: Robert Hale Limited, 1957. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in green and silver on spine; dustjacket; 190pp, [2]. Hint of foxing to right edge of textblock, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 10/6), lightly edgeworn, with faint vertical creasing along joints, a short tear at crown, with a few tiny nicks to spine ends and with a small area of rubbing to text on rear flap; Very Good+. First hardcover edition of this early MacDonald novel (his 18th), preceded by the Dell paperback original titled Murder in the Wind (1956). Beginning in 1954, UK publisher Robert Hale began publishing hardcover editions of MacDonald's earliest books, published as paperback originals in the US. Hale editions were published in small numbers (typically between 500-1000), geared primarily toward the library market; as a result copies in anything approaching collectible condition are quite scarce. Shine, p.45

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        Document signed (concert program)

      1957 - (ARMSTRONG, Louis). (MIDDLETON, Velma). Document signed (concert program). No place: No publisher, no date [1957]. Quarto, original stiff glossy photographic wrappers, staple-bound as issued; pp. 16. $1650.Vintage concert program booklet, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, signed in green ink on the front cover “Satchmo, Louis Armstrong,” further signed by singer Velma Middleton at her photograph.“Louis Armstrong and but three or four others are preeminent in the history of jazz. His importance in the development of this art form has gained greater, almost universal, recognition in the years since his death as scholars and musicians reevaluate his contributions as a soloist, composer, band leader and role model. The measure of his impact on the social history of 20th-century America also seems to be greater now as he gains recognition for his contributions to the Harlem Renaissance, for his actions as a thoughtful spokesman for black Americans, as a significant writer of autobiography, as an entertainer of stature and as a singer responsible for the development of major trends in American popular and jazz singing” (ANB). “Satchmo” signed the cover of this souvenir program booklet, obtained at a September 21, 1957 concert near Sioux City, Iowa. The cover depicts the trumpeter with his horn under his arm and its case in his hand; the booklet features numerous black-and-white images of Armstrong and his fellow musicians. Armstrong’s long-time singer Velma Middleton has signed the booklet at her photograph on page [14]. Concert seating ticket laid in. Previous owner’s ink annotation to front cover, affecting neither Armstrong’s image nor signature.Interior with slight marginal soiling to page [3]. Only light soiling to wrappers. A very nearly fine piece of jazz memorabilia, desirable signed by Middleton and Armstrong. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Arthur Miller's Collected Plays

      New York: Viking Press. 1957. First. First edition. Topedge a little toned, rubbing on the spine, and some foxing on the endpapers, very good in price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper with a single short tear. Inscribed by the author: "To the Ayersts [?] and good luck. Arthur Miller." Includes an extended version of A View from a Bridge which was previously unpublished. Not to be confused with the Franklin Library edition published a quarter century later, this is a very uncommon title, especially so signed. .

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        Superb Ronald Reagan Signed Presidential Photograph

      n.p., n.d.. 6" x 7.5". "Photograph Signed ""To the Staff & Students of Earl Le Gette School - / With Best Wishes & Warm Regards / Ronald Reagan"" on photographic surface. Color, 8"" x 10"" overall, image 6"" x 7.5"". Light mounting traces on verso. This photograph was taken while Reagan was President. Fine condition.The Earl LeGette Elementary School in Fair Oaks, California, was opened in September, 1957. It was named in honor of the School Board President at the time, Earl LeGette (1900-1983)."

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        World Meteorological Organization: Technical Note, No. 17. Notes on the Problems of Cargo Ventilation.

      Geneva, Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, 1957 - 38 p. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel, ein paar Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten leicht vergilbt. Guter Zustand. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 80 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der kleine Katechismus Dr. Martin Luthers mit erläuternden Sprüchen und einem Anhang.

      o.A., München 1957 - Buchblock und Einband sauber, helle Buchrückenleinwand, kleiner Fleck auf dem Vorderschnitt - Text in Frakturschrift. deutsch 164 pages. kl.8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [The] Desk Set (Original screenplay for the 1957 film, master copy with profuse annotations to dialogue)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Final Shooting script for the 1957 film. Master copy, with numerous paste-ups and holograph pencil corrections throughout, with stock varying from onionskin to eye-rest green office paper. Corrections are mostly to dialogue, but include notations regarding direction, deletions, and a few notations in shorthand. The penultimate Hepburn and Tracy film, and a significant script in that dialogue--which sees many changes here--was always at the heart of the pair's nine on-screen collaborations. Also significant in that it was one of the first major motion pictures to address computing: when IBM introduced its state-of-the-art computer SSEC in 1948, it was called a computational machine because the term "computer" then referred to people involved in computation, and IBM founder Thomas Watson worried its use would feed public fears of machines replacing workers. Still sensitive to the issue in 1956, IBM assisted in the production of "The Desk Set," in which Tracy plays an engineer who brings havoc into an office with the introduction of EMMARAC (Electro-Magnetic Memory and Research Arithmetical Calculator). Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 684, dated January 7, 1957. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron. 154 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good Plus, wrapper Very Good, internally bound with three gold brads. Full collation available upon request.

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      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY 1957 - Stated First Edition, First Printing Stunning near fine book with the original unclipped dust jacket. Boldly flat signed and dated in black felt tip to the title page by Ray Bradbury. The book is in crisp, clean fine condition with bright yellow boards with unfaded titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear, and still maintain their original sheen. Small mark to lower rear board. The binding is tight and square. The internal pages and end papers are bright, clean and flat with No marks, No inscriptions, No owner names, No writing, No stains, No bent pages and No foxing. Boldly flat signed by Ray Bradbury in black felt tip to the title page. Bright unfaded yellow top stain applied by publisher. Beautiful book, appearing internally as unread. Please see images. The original unrestored first edition dust jacket is in beautiful condition with strong vibrant colors. The jacket is just slightly nicked to outer tips of the spine and corners. Intact small tight tear to upper rear panel about 1.5¿ appears as a creased line. Otherwise the dust jacket has No edgewear, No chips, No tears, No rips, No stains, No rubbing and and No fading. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $3.95 on the inner flap. Now protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A stunning boldly flat signed example of this title. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. Theory and History discusses the theory of economics, the study of purposive human action, and with history, the record of the past actions of individuals. All actions are determined by ideas. Thoughts and ideas are "real things," Mises writes. "Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm, of tangible and material things." Rather than rejecting the study of historical change as a "useless pastime," Mises considers it of the utmost practical importance. "History looks backward into the past, but the lesson it teaches concerns things to come."

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

       Hauswedell, Hamburg, 1957-1994. Je Heft ca. 100 S. mit teils farb. Abb., kart. Im Auftrag der Maximilian-Gesellschaft. Je Jahrgang 4 Hefte (=152 Hefte insgesamt) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Buch- Zeitungswesen

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        On The Road

      New York, The Viking Press,, 1957. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias

      Northampton: Apiary Pr.. 1957. Limited ed. Paperback. Near Fine. Number 23 of 35 copies. Signed by the illustrator, Mary Alice Taylor, on the colophon, and additionally inscribed by her. 1957. Softcover. With 7 woodcuts by Taylor, including the color frontis, plus the vignette on the colophon. Near Fine. Light shelfwear to the wraps; sunning to a thin triangular section of the front wrap; previous owner's bookplate affixed to the inside of the front wrap. Stunning, Fine contents. The sixth book by the Apiary Press. Digital images available upon request.

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