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

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

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV ** True First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED By the Author **

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

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      Doubleday and Company, Inc 1957 - Doubleday & Company, New York, 1957 Stated First Edition, First Printing, Boldly signed Beautiful book and dust jacket. The book is in great condition with bright yellow boards still maintaining their original sheen, with unfaded titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear but to the very corner and spine tips. The binding is tight and square. The internal pages and end papers are bright, clean and flat with No marks, No inscriptions, No stains, No bent pages and No foxing. Small delicate scripted owner name to bottom of front end paper. Loosely laid in book plate boldly signed in black felt tip marker by Bradbury (which may be affixed to the book if preferred). Beautiful book, appearing as unread. Please see images, including sample pages. The original unrestored first edition dust jacket is in near fine condition with bright vibrant colors with only slight toning/smudges to the rear panel. The price clipped jacket has No edgewear, No chips, No tears, No rips, No stains, No rubbing and and No fading. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very handsome copy of this title in highly collectible condition. Presents well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Arte Actual: Valores Plásticos Actuales.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Deep Water

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Contemporary American Music (Original Program for a 1957 performance by John Cage and others)

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

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

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

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        From Russia with Love

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

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        The Wonderful O

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

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

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

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        Auntie Mame

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

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        Monete Imperiali Romane.

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

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        Insomnia Is Good For You

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

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

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

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche. Illustré de lithographies originales par Salvador Dali.

      Paris, Joseph Foret, 1957 - Fol. mayor (41,5 x 33 cm) 76 p. inc. port., 12 litografías a color, 3 de ellas a doble hoja, firmadas en plancha. Cubiertas en tela azul. En rama, con estuche en tela. En 1945, la atracción y fascinación que Dalí sentía por el Quijote le llevaron a realizar una serie de dubujos y acuarelas para ilustrar fragmentos seleccionados de la obra. Magnífico ejemplar, que incluye el folleto editorial “Histoire d’un grand livre, Don Quichotte, illustré par Dalí”, con textos del pintor y de Michel Déon y fotografías de Robert Decharnes y Paul Almasy. Tirada de 197 ejemplares, 10 fuera de comercio. Ejemplar nº 60 en papel Rives [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957., 1957. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping, correctly priced at 13/6. A beautiful near fine copy. Both book and wrapper are in very good condition; edges a little dusty, jacket with a few minor chips and nicks, lightly rubbed and gently aged. No inscriptions or price-clipping.An attractive copy. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Gilbert A5a (1.1) Provenance: Ex-Nigel Williams, London, with his pencil note to flyleaf.

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        On the Road.

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

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        The Cat in the Hat

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

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        Rôle de plaisance.

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

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

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

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        TYPED LETTER ***Signed***

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

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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas

      New York: Random House,, 1957. Tall quarto. Original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. A touch of rubbing to edges, in the dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners, shallow chips and rubbing to spine ends, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front endpaper, "For Taddy, best wishes, Dr. Seuss.

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        The desk set Master copy of the original screenplay, with annotations

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

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        On the Road (First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        El Hakim Album With 51 Film Stills

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

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        HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS ** Signed True First Edition with First Issue Dust Jacket **

      Random House, NY 1957 - This is the true first edition, first printing (with all first issue points for the book per Younger/Hirsch - including 13 titles on the last textual page of the book, with "The Cat in the Hat" listed first, and with "The Cat in the Hat" advertisement on the back cover with the $2.00 price). The dust jacket is the true first issue jacket (with the 250/250 price, and with 14 titles listed on the rear inner jacket flap)***** This book is SIGNED by the author (Dr. Seuss) on the page opposite the title page (and with his usual squiggle/flourish beneath his signature). Dr. Seuss did not inscribe this book to anyone; it is just signed by him. ***** Signed examples of this important title are RARE. This is one of the two key books by Dr. Seuss. ***** Nice hardcover with the original dust jacket. There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. ***** CONDITION: The book is in VERY GOOD condition (mild rubbing to covers, occasional foxing/spotting on interior pages). The dust jacket is in GOOD condition (with edgewear, creasing, small tears, small chips - about 1/4 inch or less). ****** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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        Arte Nucleare 1957

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

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        Pêcheurs des quatre mers

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

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        Atlas Shrugged

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Green Odyssey

      Ballantine Books, New York 1957 - Signed by the author on a typed autographed letter which has been pasted onto the front endpaper. The envelope has been pasted to the front pastedown page. This particular book is one of the scarcest titles in the Ballantine Hardback series. This book was Farmer's first full length published novel. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition (basically due to the pasting, otherwise it's in fine condition). The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears, rubbed spots and a couple of tiny chips missing. This book is #H-210 in the Ballantine Book series, which was issued simultaneously in hardback and paperback. "Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters. Farmer often mixed real and classic fictional characters and worlds and real and fake authors as epitomized by his Wold Newton family group of books." ; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eloise in Paris

      Simon and Schuster 1957 - imon and Schuster, New York, 1957. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine extremities. Eloise in Paris was first published in 1957, the second of the Eloise quartet, and an immediate bestseller. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight traveled to Paris to research the book, and the illustrations are dotted with the celebrities they knew there: Richard Avedon takes Eloise's passport photograph; Christian Dior prods her tummy, while his young assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, looks on; Lena Horne sits at an outdoor café. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        Auf der Erde und in der Hölle. Gedichte.

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

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        AUF DER ERDE UND IN DER HÖLLE Gedichte ---

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books ]
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        Across the Bridge. Collection of 47 stills from the 1957 British film noir.

      Collection of 47 vintage black-and-white single weight reference photographs (4 images duplicated) from the UK release of the 1957 British film noir, most with mimeograph description leaves and studio stamps on the verso. Accompanying the set is a 2-page press release (1 leaf ditto-style mimeograph, the other a carbon). Included are 32 photos sized 8 x 10 inches, 8 photos sized 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 3 photos sized 8.5 x 7.5 inches, 1 photo sized 8.75 x 7.25 inches, one photo sized 9 x 7.5 inches, and one photo sized 9.25 x 7.25 inches. 11 of the photographs have a rubber stamp at the verso reading "Copyright Pictorial Press"; 10 have a blue "Pictorial Press" stamp along with a ditto-style mimeograph description on a leaf affixed to the verso; 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, plus a new yellow "Pictorial Press" sticker; 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, plus a second "Atlantic Press" rubber stamp; finally, 22 2 have the blue stamp, the mimeo description leaf, and a second red stamp reading "Copyright pour la suisse par Len Sirman." An excellent set of reference stills for this low budget British noir, a film that brought Rod Steiger across the ocean in order to put his formidable character acting skills into what became a critically praised film. Shot in Spain (but represented as Mexico), "Across the Bridge" expands on Graham Greene's short story, bringing more specifics to the author's intentionally empirical outline. Steiger plays a crooked businessman on the run who steals a man's passport in order to hide out in Mexico, only to discover that the passport belongs to a wanted political assassin.

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        Dandelion Wine

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

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        The Lapis

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

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        The Town.

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

      [Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA]
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